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Roman silver coin sent for ID Roman silver sent for ID

Tiberius Caesar Augustus was the second Roman emperor, reigning from AD 14 to 37

You have here two so-called “tribute pennies” – Tiberius basically only issued a single type of denarius in any quantity throughout his long (~ 23 years) rein so they’re really not in the least “rare” in the greater sense.
If it were not for the assumed biblical connection, these would be among the least expensive 1st century silver coins.
However, for whatever reason (personally, I think it was a brilliant piece of “marketing” on the part of a 19th century coin dealer) this type, which is actually fairly unlikely to have been circulating widely in the Levant at the presumed time – the Augustus, Gaius & Lucius denarii have a better chance of fitting the bill for the most likely coin – during the time the “incident” (if it was not pure allegory) occurred. This was the parable in which Jesus is asked a “gotcha!” question about money. He is famously supposed to have said words to the effect of: “see you this portrait – whose is it?” - “Why, Lord, Caesar’s portrait, of course” – to which he replied something on the order of, “So, render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God that which is God’s” – ergo the coin, if the type were able to be determined, could be termed “The tribute penny”. A nice parable, at any rate, no matter how true or accurate it might be.
So, they are sought (and vastly overpaid for) by many, many non-numismatists who are impressed by the presumptive biblical connection. Therefore, these really fairly common denarii are among the most expensive early Roman Imperial coin-types to acquire. Due to their non-numismatic popularity, they bring prices more in line with the actual rarities of the Julio-Claudian era (like Caligula and Claudius, both of whose denarii are very difficult to find).
Although there are some who break this enormous issue up into presumed chronological classes separated by minor stylistic differences – Tiberius’ portrait aging, variations in the legs of the chair on the reverse, etc – they are generally referred to under a single catalog number.
RIC I, 26 and/or RSC 16.

Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS – laureate head of Tiberius right.
Rx: PONTIF MAXIM - female (presumed by many to be Livia) seated right holding scepter and branch.


Happy and successful hunting, now that you’re able to get back in the field.

Mark

17thC seal matrix with swan impression

Large thumb size type medieval beehive thimble 1773 Dutch ZeeLanDia copper coin

Picture sent from the field of a 600 AD Saxon silver sceat

Hoard coin - 19

1.44g,12mm

Reported as hoard addendum coin to museum

http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/Saxonsceathoard.html

Georgian button Georgian silver cufflink 19thc Victorian milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver half crown (30 pence)

Mid 14thC c1449 Dolphin type bronze Jetton - south eastern France

Bowed Dolphin left, holding a purse in mouth

+LE:NOBLE:ET.FIER:POI

Rev Triple standed straight cross fleuretty within 4 arched tressure arpind C-A-V-E

Roman bronze seal ring

1322-7 Edward III hammered silver farthing

Obv +EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval key

Roman protected loop terret

'Protected loop terrets are usually considered to be Roman and dating to the late first and second centuries AD'

Taco'd 1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny 1500-1650 buckle Rifle Regiment badge

Huge thick medieval spur rowel ?

1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token 1835 William IV milled silver sixpence
1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token 1817 George III milled silver sixpence

Roman prick spur

1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token

Irish 1461-1470 Edward IV hammered silver long cross penny

Mullet by neck

Quadrefoil at centre of reverse cross

Post medieval clothing fastener 19thC Queens own Dorset Yeomanry regiment button 1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence
Broken and crusty medieval hammered silver penny

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

Obv **ANGL D**

Rev **S/CAN/T - Canterbury mint

Georgian watch winders 1500-1650 buckle Medieval spur rowel Henry VIII trade weight

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

17thC lead trade token Georgian button
1881 Victoria milled silver sixpence 15thC lead token Medieval gilded mount

 

1422- 61 Bronze uniface Crowned Three lis in shield French coin weight 1666 Nathaniel Backler of Dedham hammered copper trade farthing

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Egg waisted S - Closed C and E

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1300-10 Edward II hammered silver farthing- new issue with inner circles both sides - oval flan - Type 28f

Annulet stops

Obv EDWARDVS o

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater - Trinovantian tribe

5.55g, 17mm dia

Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) was a king of south-eastern Britain in the late 1st century BC.

1621- 3 James 1st hammered silver half groat - Thistle mint mark

1770's coin weight -three shillings and six pence

Obv S3 6D

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - Rosette-mascle issue

Obv ++REX (Mascle)

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval strap end

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing Medieval lead token 18thC toy cannon
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton 1808 George III large copper penny in good shape
1818 George III milled silver sixpence Georgian shield mount Victorian mount
Medieval buckle chape fragment 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
18thC crotal bell Georgian key 1831 William IV milled silver sixpence
1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence 19thC Royal Navy button WWI Royal artillery cap badge
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing 1816 George III milled silver sixpence

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny (reversed N's)

Class a(i)(i)

Obv + RICARD D x REX (xx) ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Scottish 1371- 1390 Robert II hammered silver half groat

Obv *** TUS+D***SCO (ROBERTUS DEI GRA REX SCOTORUM)

Inner VILL/ED/***/hX - Edinburgh mint

Outer ** ECTO/ - (DNS PROT ECTO R MEUS)

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Obv /CVS

Rev /HVL - London mint

1554 Mary hammered silver groat

1344-51 Edward III hammered silver long cross penny florin type

Obv *DWAR R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1905 Edward VII milled silver sixpence
1421 Fleur de lis and crown (incuse) Uniface coin weight

Unknown Jetton ?

14thC Cross moline type ?

1500-1700 mount 2nd Roman fibular brooch 15thC lead token
French 1490- 1550 'Ship -penny' Jetton anonymous issue

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

Taco'd Medieval hammered silver long cross penny 19thC Mogul Empire silver coin
Georgian mount Medieval pendant Georgian bell type trade weight
2ndC Roman fibular brooch

Medieval lead seal matrix

1500-1700 buckle 1500-1700 buckle 1597 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
15thC lead token 16thC Tudor fretwork button 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
Post medieval hooked mount 1939 George VI milled silver sixpence
18thC clog fastener 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
Medieval copper pommel - pole foot ? Georgian trade weight 17thC button
1578 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence 1844 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1881 Victoria milled silver sixpence
Georgian bell type trade weight 15thC Venetian soldino silver coin
1818 George III milled silver shilling 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
Georgian buttons Victorian silver thimble 1582 - 1584 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - A mint mark
17thC Anchor lead token Georgian key hold cover

 

Georgian copper memorial ring

'09 1818 MEM0RY'

Post medieval mount 19thC Great Eastern Steamship and Railway company button 19th livery button
Huge nail with spade end Religious medallion ?
1665 William Ferris of Colchester Essex hammered silver trade farthing 19thC Continental Yacht club button 1879 Birmingham mint -silver band - date letter e
1875 silver thimble 19thC liver button 1554 Mary hammered silver groat

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Ren CIVI/TAS DVN/OLM - Durham mint

1840 Victoria milled silver four pence
1802 monogrammed spoon handle - Duty paid George III bust 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Post medieval lead bale seal 1815 Russian lead bale seal
Post medieval Russian lead bale seal 19thC - 108th Regiment of foot button 18thC Royal artillery button
1920 George V milled silver shilling 1836 William IV milled silver four pence
1500-1700 mount 16thC Tudor button 1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

Georgian bell type trade weight Large Georgian gilded mount fragment
Unknown widget ?? 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

1280 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny Class 3f

Abbreviation marks after R and L

Obv +EDWR' ANGL'DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LIN/COL' - Lincoln mint

Post medieval silver annular brooch

1807 silver spoon - London mint - George III duty paid bust 17thC Isaac Colman, grocer of Colchester Essex hammered copper trade farthing
Georgian trade weight 20thC MillWall football club enamelled badge Georgian gilded brooch

11,000 BC flint scraper 1697 William III milled silver shilling

1300-10 Edward II hammered silver farthing - New issue inner circles both sides - Type 28

Obv +EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1842 Victoria milled silver four pence
1656 Samuel Salter of Dedham Essex hammered copper trade farthing 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

15thC open topped thimble    
16thC Tudor button 19thC Royal Navy belt clasp 19thC livery button 19thC livery button

1194-1204 John hammered silver short cross penny, Class 4a

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev +STIVENE.ON.LVI - Moneyer Stivene of London mint (Class 2 -4b)

1571 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

1762 George III milled gold qtr quinea

16mm, 2.04g

Georgian bell type trade weight

 

Unknown bullion weight - markings not in ref books

VIII, AR, IS

 

18thC Crotal bell 1500-1700 mount 1500 - 1700 fleur de lis mount 15thC lead token

Size and weight comparison of two large 2ndC Roman bronze coins

The “better” one – with green in the fields, is a Domitian (81-96 AD) Sestertius – I’m assuming the denomination/diameter based on the size-ratio between the letters and the rest of the devices.
The obverse reads something like:
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS (II – XVI) CENS PER P P the consular number (COS…) is illegible so I gave you the range it could be in.
Rx: MONETA AVGVSTI S – C Moneta standing facing, head left, holding scales and cornucopiae
The piece with the more "brown” colored patina gives me the impression of a sestertius with a youngish portrait of Hadrian, although Antoninus Pius is also a possibility. The reverse yields only a vague outline of a figure and maybe an “N” around 11:00  – maybe Fortuna holding rudder and cornucopiae? (just a guess)
That’s about all I can give you without being able to examine the coins in-hand. I’m afraid there isn’t really anything else to base an ID on with this one on the basis of this photo.
Mark

Roman bronze sent for ID

18.68g, 32mm

Roman bronze sent for ID

9.93g,29mm

Georgian gilded fob seal holder

No idea what this is really

I thought it had IE on the back like a 17thC lead token but not sure.

Huge toy cannon 18thC crotal bell

1846 LB & SO railway button

London Brighton and South East

Medieval badges Ref Mitchiner p244 939 - 941

 

'A badge for a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in bronze and dating somewhere around C13/14th possibly very slightly later . This is a very scarce item and it relates to The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem being a Catholic chivalric order of Knighthood that traces its roots to Godfrey of Bouillon, principal leader of the First Crusade. According to reliable sources in the Vatican and Jerusalem, it began in historical reality as a mixed clerical and lay confraternity (association) of pilgrims which gradually grew around the most central of the Christian holy places in the Middle East, the Holy Sepulchre or the tomb of Jesus Christ.This would have been a pin for a member of the order , there is a mark on the reverse where the original pin would have been fixed '

1821 Napoleon Bonaparte gilded pendant

 

1461 Edward IV hammered silver penny -rose mint mark

E by neck - Quatrefoil at centre of reverse

Obv EDWARD **REX ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/EB*** Bristol mint

1852 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1843 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny - Class 10ab

Ornate R

Obv +EDWAR R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

UNITED KINGDOM
Royal London Yacht Club
R. T. Y. C. - R. T. Y. C.
London, England
In use 1837 - 1901
18thC crotal bell
1640's Lead gun power measure 1500 - 1650 buckle Georgian buckle
Post medieval lead bale seal 15thC lead token 19thC Royal Navy button
850BC Bronze Age socketed axe head fragment 17thC knife quillion
19thC livery button Georgian buckle 16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fastener
1770's 13 shillings and 6 pence coin weight 1840 Victoria milled silver four pence
1840 Victoria milled silver six pence 1940 Canadian George VI milled silver ten cents
1936 George V milled silver six pence 1858 Victoria milled silver shilling
Large 1500-1700 mount
Victorian silver thimble 17thC lead token 1788 George III gilded copper gold guinea gaming token
1818 George III milled silver shilling 1918 Geoege V milled silver sixpence
1836 Russian lead bale seal 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1723 George 1st copper penny 1704 Anne milled silver sixpence - love token
1900 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1842 Victoria milled silver four pence
1897 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1844 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1921 George V milled silver sixpence

 

1820 Norway Carl XIV Johan copper 1 Skilling coin

 

18thC crotal bells 1831 William IV milled silver sixpence
Huge Post medieval barrel tap spigot
18thC toy cannon Georgian horse harness bell
1856 Victoria milled silver three pence Complete post medieval lead cloth seal
1697 William III milled silver sixpence - love token 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
Victorian silver thimble Colchester Corporation button 16thC Tuodr fretwork button  
1500-1700 mount 19th C Royal artillery button 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

1863 Royal wedding medallion - Albert Edward Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Denmark

OBVERSE: Prince of Wales coat of arms.
Text : ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES Born Nov. 9 1841.
REVERSE: Bust Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Legend: Married to H.R.H. Princess Alexandra of Denmark, March 10 1863.

Georgian key
 

45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater - Trinovantian tribe -Sent to museum for recording

5.43g, 19mm dia

Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) was a king of south-eastern Britain in the late 1st century BC.

 

1801 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea

2.80g,17mm

  • Laureate Bust - Legend "FIDEI DEFENSOR + BRITANIARUM REX"
  • Gold

 

  • Laureate Bust - Legend "·MAG·BRI·FR·ET·HIB·REX·"
  • Gold

 

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