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Gold finds

New Season started 1st Sept 2013

Total Gold finds so far this season 71

Total Gold finds last season 56

Beats our all time record of 50 gold in a season set in 2011 & our 2012 record of 51

 

 

 

All Celtic gold finds are unique and registered with the Celtic coin index and given an individual CCI number, comments against each coin are from John Stills the expert that maintains this database.

Celtic Coin index 

Saxon gold and silver finds are logged with the Fitzmuseum Cambridge

Fitzmuseum Cambridge - coin database 

Comments and ID's against early Medieval coins are from Dr Martin Allen who runs the National database at the Fitzmuseum

Hammered gold is registered with the Medieval Corpus

 

 

 

2013/14 Season gold total so far is 71

Double skinned Victorian gold ring - Chester hall mark 18 carat - Date letter 'F' 1889

Inscription - 'Alie July 5 1894'

Construction looks late medieval c 1500 AD- gold ring top with green stone - reported as treasure to museum

0.26g

1897 Victorian milled gold half sovereign

1891 Gold locket - Chester hall mark, maker JS - Possibly John Sutter of Liverpool

2.52g

50 BC Uninscribed 'P' gold - 'Trophy' Type - 1/4 Celtic gold coin - 1.38g, 11.99mm

Beaded trophy quater, ABC 2243, BMC 435, not in VA.  Extremely rare, 10 others known.  An interesting Essex type because of its Kentish associations (derived from the Kentish trophy issue but a separate type), it may have been struck by an otherwise unknown offshoot of the Cantii.

Ancient gold ingot - 1.36g, 14.74mm Gold coin blank ? reported to museum as potential treasure

70BC Morini Celtic gold 'boat tree' qtr stater - reported to museum as hoard

1.49g, 9.97mm (E)

70BC Morini Celtic gold 'boat tree' qtr stater - reported to museum as hoard

1.46g, 11.06mm (J)

 

 

70BC Morni Celtic gold qtr stater reported to museum as haord

1.45g, 10.38mm

Hollow gold ring - interesting decoration - sent to museum for their views in case it is treasure

Celtic gold ingot - probably Clacton type by by the impurities - reported as potential treasure to museum

50 BC Trinovantes British G “Clacton” Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard to museum

1.29g,14.45mm

70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard to museum

1.46g, 11.55mm

70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard to museum

1.45g, 10.75mm

 

70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard to museum

1.14g, 11.52mm

 

 

Bronze Age Tress Ring C1000BC

Lock-Rings

Ornaments, whose function is unknown, made from gold plates in triangular cross-section and secured by a binding strip, resulting in a hollow ring. The face plates can be decorated with repoussé decoration or with fine concentric incised lines imitating fine wire works. More rarely, lock-rings are made from face plates obtained from individual gold wires soldered together.

References

  • Eogan, G. 1969. 'Lock-rings' of the Late Bronze Age. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 67C, 93-148

3.12g,27.07mm long

16thC enamelled sectioned gilded silver top and solid gold decorated pendant- reported as treasure to museum

0.84g, 19.36mm L

17th/18thC gold posy ring - reported as treasure to museum

'TRUE TO THEE ILE EVER BE'

19.25mm dia, 3.69g

Maker AW (Old English Script) No hall marks

 

Very interesting Celtic gold qtr gold stater - sent to CCI for ID and recording

Reminds me of a 50BC North Thames type

1.54g, 13.51mm dia

 

10-40 AD Cunobelin qtr gold stater - sent to CCI for recording

1.31g, 11.16mm

1733 George II milled gold full guinea love token

1892 Victoria old bust milled gold half sovereign (120 pence)

Beautiful strike of a 56 BC Gallo Belgic full Celtic gold stater sent to CCI for recording

16mm,6.28g

'the Gallo-Belgic E 'Gallic War uniface' stater is CCI 14.0530'

John Sills

1904 Birmingham 9 carat rose gold ring - Marker AH

Stunning 1851 Victorian 18 carat gold signet ring - AB

Birmingham hall mark, date letter C

Maker P.F.J

22mm dia , 7.30g

Fascinating gold ring - no hall marks so could be early - 26 diamond/stones and 25 remain - one is loose as in the picture. They look like rough cut diamonds and all are different shapes. 16thC Tudor ??

Under my microscope the settings look very early and I cannot clean it as the stones could dislodge - reported to the museum as treasure

1725 Portuguese milled gold coin - 1600 reis

20mm,3,49g

Complete unit at the British museum

Stunning pair of solid gold 1300 BC armlet rings - reported to museum as treasure

7.06g, 9.25mm W x 11..45mm dia

 

1886 - 9 carat signet ring - Birminham mint, circle M

1.61g, 11.68mm W

18thC rose gold ring top bezel - missing stone

0.62g, 11.65mm H

70BC Celtic gold Morini qtr gold stater- sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard addendum to museum

1.47g,11.27mm dia

The Gallo-Belgic D 'boat type' quarter you sent through in February is CCI 14.0529

John Sills

Georgian rose gold button with stone

13mm dia, 1.54g

1987 London hall mark 9 carat gold ring Maker SMC

0.99g 20.31mm

1980 London hall mark 9 carat gold ring Maker W&G

1.80g, 20.99mm

20thC Gold pendant marked .375 (9 carat)

70 BC Morini boat tree Celtic gold qtr stater sent to CCI for recording

1.45g, 10.51mm

Edwardian rose gold stud

 

70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

1.45g,12.54mm

Reported as hoard to museum

Trinovantes Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - sent to CCI for recording - reported as potential hoard

0.70g, 13.65mm

70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

1.46g, 11.41mm

Reported as hoard to museum

1361- 69 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - Treaty period - Lis in centre of reverse cross - Curule shaped X - Cross potent - now fixed

Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

London mint

1.59g, 18.43 mm

 

 

Georgian solid gold thimble

4.67g, 22.75mm H

 

Ancient gold ingot 11.7g, 34.99mm L - reported as treasure to museum

Perfect weight to make 2 full Celtic gold staters

50BC Gallo Belgic Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

17.28mm - 6.00g

Our rarest ever milled gold coin find - 1689 William and Mary milled gold full guinea - Lion in shield type, elephant under bust

11g, 25.2mm

Victorian gold mount

Medieval gold ruby ring - reported as treasure to museum

4 of the tiny rubies remain still captured in their settings

20thC Continental 9carat gold and platinum diamond ring - Marked PLAT 9 CT

18.82mm dia, 1.73g

 

Another 18 carat gold ring with rubies - no hall marks

It could be a lot older than it looks so reported to museum as potential treasure

3.76g, 4.16mm

 

Pretty 18 carat emerald gold ring - no hall marks and each stone is a different shaped cut

It could be a lot older than it looks so reported to museum as potential treasure

2.46g, 19.71mm

1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble 2.52g (full weight 4.12g), 25.10mm

Addedomaros 45BC Celtic gold stater - sent to CCI for recording 18.32mm, 5.48g

The nice new Addedomaros is 13.0618, good to see a bit of the legend on the reverse.

All the best

John

1363 -69 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Treaty series - now fixed

Curule shaped X - Lis in centre of reverse

Obv EDWARDxDEIxGRAxREXxANGL

18.58mm,1.84g

 

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

13.22mm, 1.33g

 

 

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

18.42mm, 5.53g

 

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

17.13mm, 5.54g

 

 

4th/5thC Roman gold coin

1775 George III milled gold full guinea (21 shllings, 156 pence)

24.64mm,8.41g

This could be a 50BC Cantii Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and confirmed ID

11.19mm, 1.40g

Just found Jim's Celtic in my new Chris Rudd book and it is classed as Extremely rare - only 6 to 15 exist


It is a Floret Trophy type VA 146,BMC 436 and as I ID'd correctly attributed to the Cantii tribe

1844 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

 

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

17.70mm, 5.56g

Georgian gold triple sided fob chain hanging decoration - 3 missing stones

1788 George III gold half guinea

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential addition hoard to museum

18.68mm, 5.61g

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential addition hoard to museum

17.98mm, 5.57g

1821 George IV milled gold full sovereign

1803 George III milled gold third guinea

 

2.83g, 17.27mm

10-40 AD Cunobelin gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

1.33g, 12.82mm

Georgian gold fob chain decoration

 

18thC possible 1.25 carat 'Mine cut' diamond gold ring - reported as potential treasure 4.17g, 17.64 mm dia

20thC 14k gold Mexican Madonna pendant

2012/13 season gold total was 56

1762 George III 1/4 gold guinea - 15.63mm,2.08g

Love token

 

Victorian childs 9 carat gold ring with glass stones 14.18mm,0.45g

1909 Edward VII milled silver half sovereign

 

This is a very early piece of gold jewelry as what looked initially gold plated is actually solid gold and the black crust matches the growth recently found on low grade Celtic gold coins.

I exposed small parts of the black to reveal the gold but cannot clean it up any further as treasure has to sent to the museum in as dug condition.

Putting it under a scope you can clearly see where a central intaglio or similar was probably fitted.

One for the museum experts but what a great find - At a guess I would vote Roman and possibly an ear ring.

1.28g, 20.69mm L

1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble - Closed E at centre of cross - satire stops

Needs straightening for a confirmed ID

4.12g

Broken Celtic gold full stater - Dubnovellaunos 5 BC to 10 AD

1.68g, 13.74mm

The broken stater can be 13.0083.  By coincidence I was looking at these yesterday, it's a Dubnovellaunos in Essex stater, ABC 2392, BMC 2425-2440, Van Arsdell 1650; there should be just enough of the legend showing to be able to die link the reverse.  It's not a particularly rare type, over 100 in the Index at present.  Hope the rest turns up, it's not unknown for different fragments of the same coin to turn up years apart!

John

Saxon gold ingot

3.21g, 8.43mm dia

50 BC Clacton type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as potential hoard to museum

This example clearly shows the gold, copper, silver mix of these coins

13.62,1.33g

I've recorded the latest Clacton quarter (1.33g) as 13.0083

John

 

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential new hoard to museum

17.54mm,5.50g

 

This is a facinating example of a worn die 70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater or is it another very rare North Thames type based on Gallo-Belgic D Boat Tree quarters

Reported as potential hoard to museum and sent to CCI for recording

 

1.45g 10.83mm

This looks like a 70BC Morini boat tree Celtic gold qtr stater but it could be another very rare North Thames type based on Gallo-Belgic D Boat Tree quarters

1.51g,10.18mm

Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential hoard to museum

Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

1.28g,14.25mm

Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential hoard to museum

Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

1.41g, 11.93mm

 

1809 George III third gold guinea - 7th laur.head.

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

18.27mm, 5.47g

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential hoard to museum

17.63mm,5.48g

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential hoard to museum

17.43mm,5.51g

50 BC Gallo Belgic full Celtic gold stater - sent to CCI for recording and potential hoard coin

6.24g, 18.72mm

A nice uniface stater, this is Scheers class 2, probably struck around 57-56 BC and one of the few Celtic coins that can be dated with some accuracy.  I've recorded it as 13.0004.

 

All the best
John

1911 Mans gold signet 'love' ring - Inscribed inside D.K.G - external JCIE

18 carat Chester hall mark Maker JH

21.3mm dia,4.86g

Not a 70 BC Celtic Morini boat tree qtr gold stater as I first thought - rare North Thames type

1.48g, 10.58mm

This coin is an important find because although it's a type based on Gallo-Belgic D Boat Tree quarters it's an early British copy, ABC 2454, from the same dies as the one illustrated in the book.  Although ABC says it's excessively rare there are actually around 20 known, but there are very few reliable findspots and this one helps to confirm it's a North Thames type.  I've recorded it as 13.0002 (got some new numbers through at last).

All the best

John 

Georgian gold cufflink - this is an interesting construction as it a thin gold sheet over a copper inner and not plated

10.35mm, 1.46g

70BC Morini boat tree Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to museum as hoard and sent to CCI for recording

The latest Gallo-Belgic D quarter 12.0857; it looks like there should be quite a few more given that half a dozen have come up in fairly rapid succession.  This type of hoard is extremely useful because the Gallo-Belgic gold can be dated quite closely so it helps to date the start of British coinage.

 

All the best

John

Saxion gold flat pin head base - reported as treasure to museum

0.94g, 10.35mm

 

1712 Portugal 100 Reis gold coin

Obverse: Crowned arms with vertical value at left side, titles of John V at right

Obverse Legend: IOANNES V D G ...

Reverse: Jerusalem cross, quatrefoil in angles, date above

Reverse Legend: IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

Stonking gold decorated pin head with 2 small cut outs - it 'feels' early and could be even medieval - reported to museum as potential treasure

45 BC Celtic stater of Addedomaros - sent for recording to CCI and reported as hoard to museum

5.26g,18.65mm

45 BC Celtic stater of Addedomaros - sent for recording to CCI and reported as hoard to museum

5.54g,17.39mm

Amethyst and gold pendant - not certain of age so reported as potential treasure to museum - no hallmarks

Victorian gold fitting

50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' gold stater - cleaning up and sending to CCI

5.25g, 19.54mm - reported as potential hoard to the museum

CCI 12.0853

 

50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' , reported as potential hoard to the museum

CCI 12.0840

 

50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' , reported as potential hoard to the museum

CCI 12.0843

5.07g, 19.7mm

70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

1.49g, 10.40mm

Reported as hoard to museum

70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

1.45g, 9.63mm

Reported as hoard to museum

Gallo Belgic 50 BC Celtic gold full stater

6.35g, 17.74mm

Hi Chris

It's a nice early one, from a known reverse die, from near the start of Gallo-Belgic E class 1 so should date to c.57 BC as the series probably began soon after the start of the Gallic Wars in 58/7; CCI 12.0837.

John

Georgian solid gold fob seal - 'C Royal'

Gold pocket watch

1909 18 carat gold ring - Chester hallmark - Maker JH & S - John Hamilton & Son

18.89mm,3.79g

1361 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 nobel

Obv + EDWR + R ++ ANGLIE DVNS HY

Edward III (1361), Quarter-Noble, Transitional Treaty Period, quartered shield of arms, two pellets in upper left quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, pellets on cusps, fleur trefoils in spandrels, all within beaded circle, comma and saltire stops in legend, +edwr;r; anglie: dnvs; hv rev ornamental cross potent with annulets in angles and at centre, lis terminals, lions in angles, lis above lion in fourth quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops in legend, +exaltabitvr: in: gloria

18.99mm, 1.93g

10 to 40 AD Northern Celtic gold 1/4 stater of Cunobelin - sent to CCI for recording and confirmed ID

Cunobelin wild type quarter,

CCI 12.0752

1.34g,10.8mm

Circa 70 BC Celtic gold qtr stater - first off this type I have seen - sent to CCI for recording and confirmed ID

12.0751) is a Clacton Cross type, ABC 2356, the companion quarter to British F, the Late Clacton stater, ABC 2332.  In ABC it's illustrated as a 'three men in a boat' design but the obverse is probably a degraded boar and it should be the other way up; at the moment there are around 30 known, mostly from Essex and Suffolk so it's a definite Trinovantian type.

John

1.42g, 13.55 mm

50 - 20 BC Essex Wheels quarter, VA 260, BMC 485 and 496, ABC 2231. Quite a rare Trinovantian type

1.4g, 14.42mm - sent to CCI for recording and ID confirmation.

Gold chain link

1422-30 Henry VI, hammered gold noble , first reign (1422-61), Annulet issue (1422-30), London Mint,

Obv **** Z FRANC DNS HYB

2.31g, 35.6gn, 28.1mm

An incomplete and misshapen gold dental plate of Modern date (c. 1825-c. 1950).

A similar gold dental plate has been recorded from Newport Parish, Isle of Wight. See, Portable Antiquities Scheme find: IOW-D164D2

5.46g, 32.8mm W

Continental Iron Age Gallo-Belgic DC uninscribed gold quarter state

This is a scarce variant of Gallo-Belgic D, the Face type, Scheers seies 14, my Gallo-Belgic Cd.  On one side there's a very worn 'boat' design and on the other a large, kidney shaped blob, also very worn, that looks like an outline face on other coins.  In 2003 I suggested they were struck by eastern neighbours of the Ambiani, perhaps by the Viromandui; there were 13 known at the time, perhaps 20-25 now including several from Britain, although I don't have the cards here.  I'll give it a number later with the next batch if that's OK with you,

All the best

John

1.60g, 9.43mm

 

9 carat gold chain - links are marked 0.375

1844 Victoria gold half sovereign

1856 Australian half sovereign - Sydney Mint

1362 - 1369 Edward III hammered gold half noble - Treaty Period cross potent- annulet before Edw

Obv + EDWARD DEI G REX ANGL

19.16mm, 1.98g

1901 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

 

1894 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

1820 George III milled sold half sovereign

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold qtr stater

1.26g, 11.98mm

1799 George III gold 1/3rd guinea

 

Season 2011 - 2102 Another record gold year for the club with 51 pieces

Victorian gold pencil fragment

50 BC Celtic gold full stater - Clacton type

6.43g, 20.30mm Ref Hobbs 142

British A1 or E stater.  This coin is from the same obverse die that was later used to strike the Waldingfield type, VA 1462, ABC 2335.  It’s from an unrecorded reverse die with an uncertain symbol below the horse and is midway between the Westerham and Waldingfield types, if anything closer to the latter, which is extremely rare (not the Clacton type though this particular coin is very similar)

CCI 12.0367

10 to 40 AD Northern Celtic gold 1/4 stater of Cunobelin Inscribed CAM CV AGR Ref Hobbs 1854

12.3mm.1.26g

Cuno AGR quarter, BMC 1854, ABC 3002, not in VA.  Extremely rare, good to see the full AGR and the bottom of the flan on the reverse despite the chip.

CCI 12.0375

Three different gold colours to form single ring - London hallmark 9 carat 1973 - 6.87g

Maker JS & Co

Eastern uninscribed gold quarter stater, type attributed to the Trinovantes, struck c 50-20 BC.
VA 260 = BMC (Hobbs) 482 and 489.

 

14.65mm,1.39g

Essex Wheels quarter, VA 260, BMC 485 and 496, ABC 2231.  Quite a rare Trinovantian type, two others from this pair of dies.

 

CCI 12.0371

70 BC Morini 'boat tree' Celtic qtr stater

1.42g,10.14mm

Gallo-Belgic D ‘boat type’ quarter, Scheers class 3

CCI 12.0366

A Continental Iron Age Gallo-Belgic DC uninscribed gold quarter stater, Gallo-Belgic DC , dating circa 70-50 BC. VA 69-1.

1.60g, 9.23mm

Gallo-Belgic D quarter (my G-B Ca).  Probably my class 3, obverse worn flat

CCI 12.0365

Stunning Celtic gold 1/4 stater- Unique animal design

1.45g,11.83mm

A gold Iron Age quarter stater, Early Uninscribed British series O 'Geometric' type, c.100-50 BC. Obverse close to Hobbs no. 416; VA1225

CCI 12.0369

Ingoldisthorpe quarter, ABC 2448, not in VA or BMC.  Another extremely rare type, good to have a reliable findspot, this one is from the same dies as ABC 2448 itself.

 

1920's style gold charm

Saxon Gold ingot - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording

1.63g, 9.93mm

 

1327 Edward III hammered gold half noble - Cross 3 - E in centre of reverse cross

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

24.79mm, 3.89g

 

1695 William III gold half guinea - rarer than hens teeth

50BC Celtic gold 1/4 stater - probably Snettisham type

1.57g, 14.22mm

Gallo-Belgic Aa quarter, probably my class 3 but too worn to be certain

CCI 12.0364

 

Plain medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

2.37g, 22.16mm

 

Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

Saxon gold coin - this is part of an existing hoard and reported as hoard to the museum

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID and recording

1.18g, 11.73mm

 

 

Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

Saxon gold coin - this is part of an existing hoard and reported as hoard to the museum

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID and recording

This sucker is tiny and mint 1.30g, 10.21mm, totally different from the others

 

Gold ring with full set of hall marks- London 1942 - Maker *B

2.91g,19.33mm

 

 

Stunning pure gold pendant - twister wire is Roman style and the knops are Tudor but the missing stone fittings a look Georgian.

At guess I would say 16th/17thC - reported to Colchster museum as treasure and their experts will ID

1.45g, 14.72mm

 

10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold full stater - very rare bigga type

 

5.51g, 16.86

Cunobelin biga stater, VA 1910, BMC 1769-1771, ABC 2771.  Still very rare.

CCI 12.0372

10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - 11.55mm, 1.33g

Cunobelin linear type quarter, VA 1927, ABC 2810

CCI 12.0373

 

Stunning 17th/18thC gold posy ring - reported as treasure to museum

21.85mm,6.73g

Brilliant misspelled inscription

'AS I EXPECT SOE LET ME FIND

'A FAITHFUL FREIND AND A CONSTANT MIND'

 

 

10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - 11.89mm,1.22g

Cunobelin wild type quarter, VA 1935, ABC 2813

CCI 12.0374

1803 George III 1/3 gold guinea

Early medieval gold ring fragment - reported as treasure to museum

20.79mm x 1.14g

Saxon gold casting waste 59.49 g, 60.61mm wide

Large Victorian gold fob chain - each linked is indivdually marked 0.375, 9carat gold

Georgian intaglio with gold bezel - bust facing right

1726 George 1st milled gold full guinea

Stunning 17th/18thC enamelled solid gold button - reported as potential treasure to museum

2.78g,15.26mm

 

 

Georgian gold brooch fragment

50 BC Celtic gold full stater - Gallo Belgic

16.49mm, 6.05g

Gallo-Belgic E stater, Scheers class 4.  Standard example of the type, several hundred known

CCI 12.0363

17th/18th gold posey ring reported as treasure to the museum

3.29g, 20.16mm dia

'LOVE AS' YOU ELSE I DIE' - maker mark - old English FC

The smallest ancient gold coin I have ever seen dug - Size of a Saxon sceat with Celtic gold type markings - checking the ref books as I have never seen a gold like this before. 0.42g, 7.85mm

50 BC Middle Whaddon Chase stater Celtic gold full stater 5.45g, 17.21mm

Obv cross of 3 plain & 2 pellet lines with 2 opposed crescents b in centre

Rev horse r ., above pellet in ring, pellet in wheel below

Middle Whaddon Chase stater, VA 1491, BMC 343, ABC 2240.  An extremely rare type, only 7 others known, very nice to see another one.  This one seems to be from the same obverse die as 95.2630, same rev as CR 116, 2011, no. 32.  Reverse similar to early staters of Addedomaros but an uninscribed type, much rarer.

CCI 12.0368

 

50 BC Uninscribed 'P' gold - 'Trophy' Type - 1/4 Celtic gold coin -1.33g, 10.43mm

Beaded trophy quater, ABC 2243, BMC 435, not in VA.  Extremely rare, 9 others known.  An interesting Essex type because of its Kentish associations (derived from the Kentish trophy issue but a separate type), it may have been struck by an otherwise unknown offshoot of the Cantii.

CCI 12.0370

9 carat gold - .25 carat diamond ring - 1.51g

Continental and English hall marks - HG Ltd

Really neat gold Georgian watch winder - snake biting its own tail

Iron Age pure gold wrist or ankle Torc fragment - 1.63g, 30.18mm L x 2,5 mm dia - reported as treasure to museum

 

12thC Early medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

"DEBAL GUD GUDANI +" which is Gothic, meaning "God of Gods"

Interesting hand punched lettering which has a barred A with additional top bar like on short cross coins of Class7 and an unbarred A also on the ring.

4.22g, 4.49mm H x 22.59mm W

 

 

 

Georgian gold collar studd

1728 Portuguese Joao V milled gold - 1/2 Escudo (800 Reis) 0.9170 Gold

John V of Portugal

 

15th/16thC gold ring -reported to museum as treasure - no hallmarks

18.71mm, 1.05g

Stunning gold 16thC Tudor pin head - reported to museum as treasure

 

22 carat 1852 Victorian bust mark London hallmarked gold ring

Georgian gold watch winder

1915 - 9 Carat gold ring - Birmingham date letter q - Maker RF

Robert Pringle & Sons
Clerkenwell Road
London EC1

Very crisp 1826 George IV milled gold half sovereign

1855 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

 

C1351 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - needs straightneing to D exact type

1.79g

 

1853 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

1834 gold ring - London with duty paid bust Maker is probably James Young

1.43g, 19.55mm

Solid gold Georgian watch winder

3.59g,28.28mm

Season 2010/11 Total gold finds 50

17th/18thC gold ring - inscription uses old style long S as a normal S - Maker Rh - no hallmarks

4.41g, 19.66mm

Inscription reads 'CONTENT IS A TREASURE'

Long style S went out of use between 1782 and 1793

'CONTENT IS A TREASURE'

An italicized long s used in the word "Congress" in the United States Bill of Rights

Reported as treasure to museum

 

Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold qtr stater of Dubnovellaunos, c 20 BC

12.25mm,1.3g

Dubnovellaunos in Essex quarter, VA 1660, BMC 2442, ABC 2395 CCI 12.0379

16th/17thC decorated gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

4.00g, 22.11mm

13thC Medieval gold ring bezel with black sapphire - reported as treasure to museum

1.05g,11.13mm

1st to 4thC Roman decorated gold ring with green stone - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

20.01mm,1.43g

Beat to death mid 4thC House of Constantine Roman gold coin

3.74g,21.23mm

16th/17th gold ring - reported as treasure to museum - no hallmarks

22.55mm,0.80g

 

Roman gold ring -decorated with hanging fruit and vine

1.46g, 24.49mm

 

1983 - London hallmark 9 carat diamond and emerald ring - 1.26g, 19.31mm

Early 70BC uninscribed 'Q' Gold - 'Remi 'Type Celtic gold qtr stater

1.35g, 12.24mm

Maldon Wheel quarter, not in VA or BMC, ABC 2234.  Extremely rare, 12 others known, struck from known dies but from a new die combination so a very useful coin to have, especially with a reliable provenance.

CCI 12.0378

Stunning 1871 Victorian gold full sovereign - George and the dragon reverse

8.04g,22.06mm

Roman gold coin - sent for ID 19.6mm, 7.81g

Oh man, is that ever beautiful!
 
That is, of course, an Aureus of the emperor Claudius (41-54 AD) the presumed-to-be "simple-minded", somewhat disabled uncle of Caligula.  He was seized upon by the Praetrorian guard as a tractible replacement after they had murdered Caligula, his wife and child.  It turned out that Claudius was smarter than most of the Julio-Claudians and had merely allowed everyone to think he was simple-minded.  This allowed him to hide in the background, out of the way of the endless palace intrigues.  The successful ruse evidently kept him from suffering the sort of "mysterious" death which seemed to stalk all the other Julio-Claudians who might be in-line for or have some claim to being emperor.  Once in power, he showed that far from being "simple", he was a shrewd and canny politician and proved to be a benificent ruler as well, righting a lot of the wrongs perpetrated by his evil nephew.  Eventually, however, his love of women was his downfall.  Marrying his neice, Agrippina Jr., the last of his succession of unfortunate marriages, he had inadvertantly adopted and brought into his home one of the true vipers in the Imperial nest, her son, the future emperor Nero.  It is assumed that Agrippina, on her son's behalf, (or possibly even Nero himself) was responsible for feeding him a dish of deadly poisonous mushrooms. This removed the last impediment and cleared the way for Nero to become emperor.
 
This is one of the more common reverse types for Claudius' aureii, the PACI AVGVSTAE or "The Emperor's Peace".  It has an interesting reverse type, too.  Rather than Victory, whom you might assume was the winged character on the reverse, this is "Pax-Nemesis" performing a gesture associated with a uniquely Roman bit of superstition.  She is drawing out a fold of her gown in what is called in some delicate circles an "Apotropaic gesture" - in other words, she's spitting on her own breast, which, like throwing a pinch of spilled salt over one's shoulder or touching wood, was a common superstitous custom among Romans and meant to deflect bad fortune.
 
This piece was struck in 41-42 AD at the imperial mint for precious metal coins, which happened at the time to be in the provincial capital at Lugdunum (modern Lyons) and coincidentally was also where the future emperor Claudius had been born.
 
This is actually one of the more common types of early Roman Imperial Aureii, but "common" here is all relative - particuarly in recent months, Roman Aureii have been bringing astonishing amounts of money - I wouldn't even venture a guess as to what the current market value of this piece might be - most likely at least in the 5-figures range of GBP's, Euros or Dollars.
 
Mark

 

 

Early 70BC uninscribed 'Q' Gold - 'Remi 'Type Celtic gold qtr stater

Rev .horse r.,from nrck pellet ring var.d above pellet in ring,flower j & pellet-in-ring,before 4 pellet-in-rings,below wheel f & pellet, below & above tail pellet-in-ring triangle

1.34g,14.86mm Hobbs 482

Monster sized fragment of a Circa 1327 AD Medieval hammered full gold Noble- ship reverse

 

23.63mm ,1.47g

1615-16 James 1st hammered silver Britain crown - Tun mintmark

2.46g, 20.03mm

1567-70 Elizabeth 1st hammered gold crown (60 pence) - Coronet mintmark

2.80g, 22.12

Ancient gold ingot - reported as treasure to museum

Excellent heavy full stater - 70 BC Early uninscribed British Gold stater

Disjointed horse, pellet below

19.76mm, 6.13g

Late Clacton stater, VA 1455, ABC 2329.  There are two main varieties of this type, one with a simple pellet below the horse and the other with a winged pellet or star; this is the latter type which is rarer than the simple pellet type, with only 10 others known.

CCI 12.0377

 

1799 George III half golf guinea

Monster find C600 AD English Saxon gold - probably crondel type - reported as hoard to museum and sent off to Dr Martin Allen for ID

0.87g, 12.39mm

Treaty series 1361- 1369 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Std C type, Double Satire stops - Voided quatrefoil in centre of reverse

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

1.93g, 19.16mm

17.43mm,1.58g

 

17th/18thC Gold posey ring inscribed LOVE VIRTUE HATE VICE

Maker WH

Reported to museum as possible treasure

 

1855 Victorian gold Sovereign

c 8thC Saxon gold coin - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID

Unusually thick coin for a Saxon

1.31g,9.51mm x 1.61mm thick

Ancient gold bar 3.80g, 12.71mm long reported as treasure to museum

C14thC medeival emerald gold ring - reported as treasure to the museum 0.48g, 14.54mm

 

12.45g - 18 carat gold seal ring - very tricky to date as the assay office mark is worn and appears to be Chester.- the crown 18 carat mark was introduced in 1790 and the date letter style 'i' best suits 1784 although the lower case 'i' was also used in 1872. It is probably 1872 because of the crown 18 mark.

I cannot find the maker T.P listed

Tenn Brad is decipering the latin inscription

1stC BC Uninscribed 'L' 'Waddon Chase type' Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

5,86g, 1.6mm

'These coins are probably not very much earlier than the Addedomaros staters - it all depends really on when one dates the Addedomaros issue. It seems fairly certain that the Whaddon Chase staters could be from the later stages of the Gallic War, say about 54 BC at the earliest; they could be a little bit later, but are unlikely to be after say 40 BC at the very latest.'

Dr Philip de Jersey

 

Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold full stater of Dubnovellaunos, c 20 BC

Sent to CCI for recording

5.41g, 18.45mm

1865 Victorian milled gold 1/2 sovereign

70BC Morini Celtic 'boat tree' gold qtr stater - Sent to CCI for recording 1.41g, 10.81mm

1762 George III milled gold 1/4 guinea - 5 shillings 3 pence

c20 BC Dubnovellaunus tribe Celtic gold qtr stater-11.73mm,1.32g - Sent to Ian at the CCI for recording

Recorded as CCI 10.1046.

Gold quarter stater of Dubnovellaunos, c. 20 BC-AD 10

Linear wreath, with opposed crescents; Horse left with branch below and trefoil design above

VA 1660, BMC 2442

Around 25 provenanced examples of this type are known.... mainly from Essex or the Essex or Herts borders.

Ian

Ps. Note the figures for the British G quarter stater were also PROVENANCED examples only!

CCI 10.1045

 

Gold ring - 1980 Birmingham hall mark - 22 carat 3.17g, 22.98mm dia

70BC Morini Celtic 'boat tree' gold qtr stater - Sent to CCI for recording

Very interesting example being the lightest we have ever found and the smallest diameter. Normal weight range of a Morini is 1.41-1.45g

Also a very different die type so it will be interesting to see the comments from the CCI experts

1.23g, 9.22mm

70BC Morini Celtic 'boat tree' gold qtr stater - Sent to CCI for recording

1.45g, 10.80mm

70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - Sent to CCI for recording

1.48g, 10.86mm

Gallo-Belgic Dc gold quarter stater. “Morini”, c. 60-50 BC.

“Boat” and “tree” like designs

Delestree & Tache 249, VA 69-1, Scheers 13, pl. 5.115-117.

These are obviously pretty common finds all along the Thames/SE.

Ian

1stC BC Celtic gold 1/4 stater- sent to CCI for recording and ID

Pictures as dug and after partial 'cooking'

14.46mm, 1.40g

This one has been allocated the CCI number 10.1044.

It is a British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 (he mis-identified it as an H quarter for some reason). At least 44 known before this – from right across the area most people would label as territory of the Trinovantes...

Ian

1939 Birmingham hallmark gold RAF sweetheart badge

Georgian gold watch winder

 

1787 George III milled gold half guinea

Decorated gold locket with red stone - reported as possible treasure to museum

Victorian gold pendant found by Org Eric

1917 Chester hallmarked 18 carat gold ring with diamond maker W&H Ld

William Hutchinson
Belgrave Terrace
Birmingham

Assay Office Chester

Celtic gold qtr stater Cunobelin biga type 10 to 40 AD

Sent to CCI for recording 1.36g, 10.93mm

Cunobelin biga stater, VA 1910, BMC 1769-1771, ABC 2771.  Still very rare.

CCI 12.0372

1361 -9 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Treaty period

1755 George II gold half guinea

1851 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

HH makers mark -Business founded in 1847 by James William Harrison, Henry Harrison and Willian Howson as successors of Thomas Sanson & Sons.

Ancient Gold band - 9g - 8.4mm W x 27.24mm L x 1.18mm T

Total Gold finds 45 for season 2009/10
Ancient gold fragment - reported as treasure to museum - could be a Celtic qtr stater broken blank
 

1361-69 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - treaty period - quatrefoil in centre:cross over shield

1.94g, 19.10 mm

1777 George III gold half guinea

 

Medieval gold ring - inscribed LUV - reported as treasure to museum

0.74g, 16.74mm

Man's gold signet ring - inscribed LW

Maker P&G 9 carat Date letter W - still working on the date

4.70g, 23.32mm

 

 

1890 9 carat gold ring - Birmingham hall mark - Marker JM

3.36g, 18.95mm

Celtic qtr stater sent to CCI for recording and ID

13.36mm, 1.34g

The first, as you know, is a Gallo-Belgic DC gold quarter stater, c 70-50 BC.
VA 69-1
I cant check the dies at the moment because I am at home. Note though die links do not need to suggest the movement of people between the two villages, as the coins can move at the point of their production and supply rather than during their subsequent 'use' or circulation.
 
I have given this the CCI number 10.0887
 
The second is an Eastern uninscribed gold quarter stater, type attributed to the Trinovantes, struck c 50-20 BC.
VA 260 = BMC (Hobbs) 485 and 496.
These are interesting as they are clearly of Southern style (Atrebates etc), but are an Eastern or North Thames (Trinovantes etc) type as the distribution of findspots seems to show.
 
I have records of 20 provenanced examples of these (including 12 Essex and 4 suffolk)
 
I have given this the number 10.0888
 
Ian

 

 

70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - Sent to CCI for recording

1.44g,10.27mm

CCI number 10.0887

 

 

18.74mm, 5.62g

Outer Band - In memory of

Inner inscription - Anna C Round Ob 5th Ap 1822

Maker TM -18 carat Sheffield hallmark 1829

Medeival twisted wire gold ring - no hall marks

22.34mm, 2.73g

1560-61 Elizabeth 1st gold half crown - mintmark cross crosslet - 0.994 fine gold

1.40g, 18.63mm

Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

1.26g,15.08mm

This coin (EMC 2010.0131) is a Merovingian tremissis of Coutances (dep.
Manche), moneyer Piontus, from the same dies as Belfort 1681, Prou 299.
The obverse names the mint *CVSTANCIA [S reversed] and the reverse names the moneyer PIONtVS. Priou reads the moneyer's name as tVSPION but Belfort's reading PIONtVS is now accepted as the correct one.

Keep looking.

Martin

c 600/800 AD English Saxon gold coin send to Fizwilliam museum for ID and recording

Not shown in any book I have ???

1.35g, 13.87mm

'Saxon' gold coins not in the reference books are usually Merovingian tremisses, and this coin (EMC 2010.0130) is no exception to this rule.
The coin seems to be unworn and from relatively undamaged dies, but the inscriptions are garbled. I have not found any similar coins in the reference books on Merovingian coins (which is not unusual), but if I receive any clarification from one of the continental experts on Merovingian coins I shall let you know.

Merovingian gold coins greatly outnumber Anglo-Saxon gold coins as finds in England.

With thanks,

Martin

Georgian gold brooch - no hall marks but note the number 2 inscribed where the stone would have been

 

1stC BC Celtic gold qtr stater - Eastern gold attributed to Dvbnovellaunos tribe

Sent to CCI for recording 1.34g,11.67mm

Hobbs 2442 Page 146 Colchester find

'Eastern uninscribed gold quarter stater of Dubnovellaunos, c 20 BC-AD 10. Van Arsdell VA1660 =BMC 2442.

CCI number: 10.0874'

Ian

 

Ancient gold ring bezel ? -cloisonné enamel-work - probably Roman - reported to museum as treasure

1.25g, 9.84mm dia

Ancient gold ingot - possible wrist or ankle torc fragmetn3.48g, 3.45mm dia , 29.86mm L- reported as treasure to museum

 

 

 

 

My intitial thoughts were Roman but the legend has me baffled - reported as treasure to the museum

Stunning Black and white enameled gold ring - double banded with inscription on both upper and lower bands.5.83g, 25.91mm L x 8.40mm W

Top legend -LEI TRVTE ADVANCE

Bottom legend - ECHE . FORTVNES CHAVNG

 

Romano/British Ancient gold ring - reported as treasure to the museum

1.53g, 26.17g

 

16th/17thC gold ring - no hall marks 1.75g, 18.51mm dia - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

Ancient gold ingot - 0.76g, 10.76mm long

Chunk of ancient gold - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

Medieval gold finger ring - reported as treasure to Colchester museum

1.71g,15.40g

 

 

1726 gold mourning ring - Legend with black enamel reads

TIM COOKE 1726 AGE 73

2.07g, 20.34mm dia

 

Celtic gold qtr stater 13.56,1.29mm - not sure of tribe yet, sent to Celtic coin index for recording and ID

1872 Victorian milled gold half sovereign

19thC gold cufflink - 9 carat

Possible 50BC Remi tribe Celtic gold 1/4 stater - sent to CCI for recording and ID

1.14g,12.55mm

1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble - Closed E at centre of cross - Cross 3 - Pre treaty

Obv EDWAR D GRA (DEI G) REX ANGL AZ FRANC

25.10mm, 3.80g

Early medieval gold ring 15.26mm dia, 2.08g- folded gold construction - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

10 to 40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

12.41mm, 1.26g

 
Thanks for the Cunobelin quarter from *****, CCI 09.3504.
 
It can be tricky to tell the various types apart because with some of them there's no clear dividing line and the Wild and Plastic types in particular are very similar, but this looks like the Plastic type, Van Arsdell 2015-1.
 
All the best
 
John

 

Taco'd Circa 1350 Edward hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross 3 -Needs straightening to ID exact type from rev shield.

Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

Rev

18.92mm. 1.9g

1798 George III milled gold 1/3 guinea

1869 Victorian gold half sovereign

1824 George IV milled gold full sovereign

1844 Victorian gold half sovereign

1855 - 9 carat gold ring - 2.58g, Mintmark Birmingham (anchor G)

 

 

Medieval gold ring - full inscription inside and out - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

inner - PEULET Z (FRENCH NAME )

Outer - SF UNY

 

17.18mm, 4.17g

20thC man's gold signet ring

 

Monster find -Circa 1300 BC Bronze age gold open backed triple banded gold ring

3.48g, 13.73mm dia x 6.74mm H

Reported to Colchester museum as treasure

On display at British museum

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold coin 18.64mm, 5.61g sent to CCI for recording

Very unusual die strike - gold appears to be in an almost non moldern state during the strike

 

70BC Morini 'boat tree' type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.48g, 10.28 mm

 

70BC Morini 'boat tree' type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.46g, 11.33 mm

 

2.87g, 26.93mm

Medieval gold ring with sapphire - 24.12mm dia, 11.42g - report to Colchester museum as treasure

C14thC Medieval gold ring 1.31g,20.40mm dia

Georgain gold brooch

Total Gold finds 23 for season 2008/9

19thC solid gold cufflink

 

19th/20thC gold ring with diamond

 

 

50 BC 1/4 Celtic gold stater 14.32mm, 1.36g Similar to a Southern Commios tribe - Sent to the CCI for recording and ID

 

1817 George III full gold sovereign - 8.04g, 22.16mm

Very interesting die type of a 10 to 40 AD Cunobelin 1/4 gold stater - note the blocked horse. Sent to Celtic Coin index for recording and more information on type 0.83g, 11.84mm

1844 Victorian gold half sovereign

Pretty 18 carat gold ring - Continental hallmarks I have not seen before - no idea of date so reported to Colchester museum as potential treasure

.750 *18 AA CP

20.44mm,1.27g

Medieval gold ring - missing stone 1.01g, 18.99mm dia - reported as treasure to Colchester museum

1762 George III gold qtr guinea 2.10g, 15.55mm

Medieval gold posey ring with full Lombardic inscription and with the flower possibly representing the wound of Christ- working on the legend to dechiper it - Reported as treasure to Colchester museum 22.38mm O/dia x 1.64mm T , 2.77g

Legend reads : * CN IIS LK VUI CK LOOIJ

Celtic gold stater 16.76mm,5.89g - sent to CCI for recording

'This is quite a rare type, as you no doubt appreciate. The best parallel is provided by three coins in the British Museum, listed in their catalogue as nos. 3353-55. It's one of a group of coins loosely described as the Snettisham staters, because several of the types were first recognized in one of the Snettisham (Norfolk) hoards of the early 1990s. The exact type is not in Van Arsdell although it's closely related to the North Thames types listed as VA 1500, 1502 and thereabouts. It is presumably an East Anglian type, although because of the stylistic similarities there must have been some very strong link between the producers of the Snettisham types and the North Thames types. Date c. 50 - 40 BC, I think.

 

1827 George IV gold guinea 22.o4mm, 8.03g

1787 George III milled gold half guinea

Roman solid gold hanging pendant ? - 2.65g, 11.95mm H x 10.68mm dia x 11.68mm W

Black Sapphire Medieval gold ring 21.93mmdia,2.51g

1619 -25 James 1st hammed gold Quarter-laurel - 2.24g, 19.46mm 2nd coinage

Stunning medieval gold statue pendant - C15th judging by the Lombardic script on the scroll . This is probably to do with the Catholic church (DEI) and one of the members suggested FRCO is St Francis

Script reads ECCE +ANGUS+DEI - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

32.80mm H ,11.46g

 

Treasure Report:   2008 T581                                                                            
Parish/County:          Tendring District, Essex

A medieval figure of John the Baptist. The saint is shown not in his usual attribute of a camel skin, but in the robes of a prophet. He gestures with his right hand to a salver, which he holds in his left. This was originally designed to carry a lamb, signifying the Lamb of God. A scroll issues from the Saint’s left hand and is inscribed with the words
: ECCE +ANGUS+DEI
(Behold, the Lamb of God)

The figure stands on a small plinth with a finished base. It is designed to be seen in the round and on its back there is a loop for attachment to an object. It would probably have been entirely enamelled, but no traces of enamel survive on the figure.

The figure is gold and dates from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century.

Dimensions: height 33 mm, width 11 mm, depth 10 mm.

Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

         
J P Robinson
Curator of Medieval Collections
30th March 2009

 

 

Gallo Belgic 50BC Celtic gold stater 6.38g, 16.96mm sent to CCI for recording

 

Gallo Belic 50 BC Celtic gold full stater 6.30g, 17.59mm CCI 08.9323

50Bc Gallo Belgic Celtic gold stater - 17.42mm, 6.19g CCI 08.9320

Victorian gold ring top with glass stones

 

Victorian Gold jewelry clasp (Reading's patent)

Gold signet ring - Chester hall mark 1921 -4.77g

 

Gold finds were 21 for season 2007/8

Solid gold Georgian cufflink

Reported as treasure to the museum and will go on to the British museum for tests and dating. 26.97mm, 4.77g

Cunobelin Celtic gold stater 5.44g, 17.89mm - Northern Gold 'Linear type'

Obv corn ear,to 1 CA, to r.MV, below CA cross

Rev horse r ., pellet, leaf q & pellet, below CVN, pellet boarder va 1925 Ref Hobbs

'Thanks for this, a fine Cunobelin linear stater indeed. There are a few with the pellet over the M within the group listed as VA 1925.05 in the online CCI, at
http://www.finds.org.uk/CCI/images-lister.php?&VA_type=1925.05

Among these coins such as
http://www.finds.org.uk/CCI/details.php?coin_num=0.1532 appear to be from the same pair of dies as yours. I'll record it as CCI 08.9151.'

 

1344 Edward III gold qtr noble - 3.89g

1718 George 1st gold half guinea - 4.14g, 21.35mm

1.26g, 13.19mm

Celtic gold 1/4 stater Addedomarus Floral Trinovantes tribe, 30 BC sent to CCI for recording

 

Stunning c 13thC Medieval engraved gold ring found by Idaho Travis - reported as treasure to the museum

1.23g, 19.50mm dia

Fourth coinage 1356-61 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 Noble Type C Annulet stops 1.96g, 20.36mm

Obv shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a treassure of eight arches - EDWARD GRA REX :ANG. . HY Cross 3(4 )

Rev EXALTABITAR IN GLORIA

Annulet stops

Georgian gold signet ring fragment

70BC Morini 'boat tree' Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

11.07mm, 1.48g

Thanks for this, what a good start to the season!

I think it's still stars - it would be nice to think that it's an
inscription but I'm afraid I'm not convinced. Sometimes the stars are a
little elongated so it can give the impression of letters, but I'll need
a bit more convincing yet. Anyway it's a very fine coin, good to see so
much detail on both sides.

This'll be CCI 08.9087.

 

Late 4thC - Theodosius I- solidus - 388-392 AD 4.40g, 20.26mm sent off for ID

This is, as you later suspected, Theodosius I rather than Magnus Maximus.  A solidus of "Mag Max" would be a great item to find - Kipling included him as a character in "Puck of Pook's Hill" with a vividly-drawn, if fairly historically inacurate portrait.  He's a good bit scarcer, in general, than Theodosius I, but the coin we're looking at today carries an "R2" rating in RIC, so it's pretty scarce as well.
 
This is a Solidus - the denomination introduced by Constantine the great which would continue to be struck with very little variation in weight or fineness for nearly another thousand years as it became the flagship coin of the Byzantine empire.
Your specimen was minted at Trier, between 388 and 392 A.D.  The "COM" in the exergue refers to it being pure gold - the mint designation is the T - R to either side of the two characters on the reverse - who are meant to be 2 co-regnal emperors - the basic design goes back to the time of Valentinian I and Valens, but continued until, at this time, it was supposed to be Valentinian II and Theodosius I as the 2 senior Augusti, there was however (throughout the era) a 3rd and even, at times, a 4th emperor. 
The obverse legend is D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG - with the normal diademed draped and cuirassed bust right. 
The reverse is VICTORIA AVGG (the 2 "G's" abbreviating "Augustorum" referring to multiple emperors) and shows the 2 emperors, presumably Valentinian II and Theodosius I seated facing, holding a globe between them, the top half of Victory between and spreading her wings above them.
 
RIC IX Trier 90b.
 
Congratulations to you and the digger - What a great find!
 
Mark

 

English Saxon Thrymsa gold coin - Crondall types c620 -650 AD named after the hoard found in 1828. Sent off to the Fitzmuseum Corpus database for recording 1.26g, 11.46mm

EMC 2007.0302.

'Witmen type'

Solid gold Georgian cufflink

Interesting Celtic gold find - it appears to be the first right facing Dubnovellaunus Late 1st BC to Early 1stC AD Full Celtic gold stater found here 5.73g, 17.13mm

'This is quite a rare type, as you no doubt appreciate. The best parallel is provided by three coins in the British Museum, listed in their catalogue as nos. 3353-55. It's one of a group of coins loosely described as the Snettisham staters, because several of the types were first recognized in one of the Snettisham (Norfolk) hoards of the early 1990s. The exact type is not in Van Arsdell although it's closely related to the North Thames types listed as VA 1500, 1502 and thereabouts. It is presumably an East Anglian type, although because of the stylistic similarities there must have been some very strong link between the producers of the Snettisham types and the North Thames types. Date c. 50 - 40 BC, I think.

I'll record it as CCI 07.1164. '


Philip

 

Dubnovellaunus Late 1st BC to Early 1stC AD Full Celtic gold stater

5.44g,17.57mm - sent to Celtic coin index for recording

1852 Victorian gold half sovereign
Gold nugget. It weights 2.17g,and is approx 6.73mm dia. I took it with me to the local museum as I was dropping off a bunch of our latest treasures. The museum took a looked at it and said it should be reported as treasure so it will now go off to the British museum for tests. It could well turn out to be a Celtic gold nugget, what a great find.
1817 George III gold half sovereign - new coinage type
1843 Victoria gold half sovereign
 
Gold Victorian buckle
 

 

 

2nd Sept 2006 to April 2007

Total Gold finds 24

1stC AD Cunobelin Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.32g, 13.43mm - Cunobelin full Celtic Stater 5.38g, 19.24mm

CCI 07.0181, the 'A' quarter stater: 12 of these. This is one of the best for the reverse, it's unusual to get just about the whole 'A' visible.

 

CCI 07.0182, the wild stater (VA 1933): not so scarce, almost 90 recorded, but a fine coin nonetheless. Interestingly it's from the same pair of dies as one of your earlier Cuno staters, CCI 04.0679.

 

 

1860 Victorian gold half sovereign

 

Roman gold ring reported to museum as treasure

3.92g, 25.25mm outer dia 3.12mm thick

 

70BC Morini 'boat tree' Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.48g, 11.87 mm - CCI 07.0123

 

Trinovantes Clacton type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC 1.25g, 12.94mm - CCI 07.0124

 

Gold mourning ring of Richard Wall aged 80 died in 1797 - some black enameling remaining

Legend reads - OB 21st OCT 1797 // E 80 RICHD WALL

 

1stC BC Corieltauvi celtic stater CCI 07.0103

 

'many thanks for the images, this is very interesting. It's your first Corieltauvi - to be precise the kite stater, listed as VA 825, nos 3181-3184 in the BM catalogue and no. 392 in 'Coins of England'. The reverse needs to be rotated 180 degrees and you get the horse left, with the diamond-shaped kite above containing pellets; and faint remains of a wreath design on the obverse.

This type has become relatively common in the last few years because of some substantial hoard finds in East Yorkshire - something like 150 recorded now. It's fairly unusual to see one down in Essex, although there are a few Corieltauvian coins from the county. In terms of date it's probably very late first century BC; most of these coins are either in base gold or plated. All in all a very interesting addition to your finds. I'll record this as CCI 07.0103'. Dr Philip de Jersey

 

6th to 8thC Saxon gold Tremissis 1.27g, 13.16mm

 

'The new find (EMC 2007.0069) is a Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century. The name of the mint on the obverse seems to read PAATICIACO, and the moneyer's name on the reverse is DEAIRENASCA. I have found a coin with a fairly similar obverse inscription (PATICACO VIGO) from an unidentified town in the region of Tours (Prou 413). If I obtain any more information I shall let you know.

I have passed on your enquiry about the nature of the site to Mark Blackburn, who is much better qualified than I to answer it. The evidence you are finding for early Anglo-Saxon activity in the area is certainly very impressive'.

 

1762 George III 1/4 gold guinea

love token
 

1865 Victoria gold half Sovereign

 

Trinovantes Clacton type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC 1.28g, 13.72mm CCI 06.0491

 

Trinovantes Clacton type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC 1.26g, 14.04mm CCI 06.0492

'many thanks for these two Clacton 50BC quarters. The first one will be CCI 06.0491, the second one 06.0492. Not much I can say about these except that the second one is probably the later of the two, struck from a rather more stylized reverse die. But 'later' in this context might only be a matter of days or weeks, I don't think these coins were struck over a very long period'.

 
9 carat gold ring Birmingham hall mark 2003 !!

Gold brooch with green glass stone, no hall marks - Reported to museum as potential treasure

2.62g, 28.85mm L

 

1853 Victorian gold full sovereign 8.04g, 22mm

1865 Victorian gold half sovereign

1789 gold mourning ring, 3.48g 24.22mm

MONTEFLIORE/OBI 12 NOV1789 AE78*

 

Medieval Iconic gold ring - 2.96g, 18.87mm dia, 3,34mm w x 1.46mm thick

1561-1582 2nd Issue, long cross mint mark - Elizabeth 1st hammered gold 1/4 Angel 1.16g,15.81mm North 1993

Obv ELIZABETH D G ANG FRANCIE

Rev ET HIBERNIE REGINA FIDE

Medieval gold ring 1.18g - 24.26mm dia, 2.65 mm D x 0.73mm thick

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater 17.75mm, 5.64g CCI 06.0445

Solid gold cufflinks, 18 carat with a makers mark TC. They are probably 19thC by the engraved lettering style WLA, they appear to have have a foreign mark which requires more research.

45BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater 18.62 mm - 5.48 g

'that's a fine coin to start the season with! It'll be CCI 06.0412.'

New Season Sept 3rd 2005 to April 2006

Total Gold finds 27 this season

1844 Victorian gold half Sovereign

1867 Victorian gold half Sovereign

1842 Victorian gold half Sovereign

Solid gold Georgian watch winders

North Thames type Celtic gold stater 5.54g - 16.93

'many thanks for this one, a rare one indeed. It's an example of VA 1509, also in the BM catalogue (BMC 350) and no. 34 in 'Coins of England'. It usually has a couple of S shapes on the obverse, although I can't see any traces of them here - the obverse is sometimes worn though. It seems to be a North Thames type, to judge from the few provenances available, but there are only six examples previously recorded so it is a rare type. I would guess quite early too, perhaps 40s BC. Certainly one of the best Celtic you've had so far, thanks! It'll be CCI 06.0195'.

50BC Gallo Belgic Celtic gold stater 6.24g - 16.58mm

'This'll be CCI 06.0190. Difficult to say exactly which class of uniface stater it is with this amount of wear - indeed it's quite unusual to see one which is this worn, it looks as though it knocked about a bit before being lost/deposited'.

70BC Morini 'boat tree' Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.45g, 11.61mm - CCI 06.0187

'The G-B quarter is a lovely coin, looks very sharp. There is a distinctive class of these which have all the little crosses around the 'boat' - they're not uncommon, but not always as nice as this'.

50BC Trinovantes Celtic gold (Clacton type)1/4 stater - 1.13g, 13.71g

CCI 06.0188

The Clacton quarter is one of those where the wear on the obverse makes it look as though there's a face - and perhaps the Celts who saw the coin thought that too, although it is based on the same boat that appears on the Gallo-Belgic coin. Again it's not particularly rare, at least not anymore - there are a good dozen or more from this obverse die, and probably this reverse too although it's difficult to be sure from this image'.

1844 Victoria gold half sovereign
45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold coin 5.58g, 15.72mm CCI 05.0752
Morini ' boat tree' type c 70BC Celtic quarter stater 1.41g, 11.0 mm

CCI 05.0751

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater

5.45g, 18.78 mm

'thanks very much for these, nice to see another Addedomaros after a gap of a few weeks! This one will be CCI 05.0749. The obverse is good, looks like one of the earlier dies in the series with the pellets between the arms. It's interesting that this one is that much further from the bulk of the other coins; it still fascinates and puzzles me, trying to work out exactly what sort of site you've got there, or what the precise pattern is behind the deposition of the coins'.

1797 George III - third guinea
Pure handmade gold ring with no hallmarks 14.40g, 25.47mm dia. Reported as potential treasure to museum and will go to the British museum for further tests - disclaimed by BM as not being 300 years old - returned to finder

Celtic gold 1/4 stater of the Cunoblein tribe 1stC BC to 40AD.(Biga type) head facing left

1.38g, 10.89 mm

 

'another cracking little coin. It is the biga type as you say, still quite rare: we have just over 20 of the quarter recorded. I had hoped to have a look at the dies in comparison to the rest of the coins in Oxford this morning, but ran out of time and I'm now back in Guernsey again. That'll have to wait a while, but in the meantime it looks as though it's one of the later strikings of this type, because of the simplified CAMVL inscription on the obverse. The earliest examples have each letter very clearly defined, but they soon merge into what looks almost like a zigzag on some coins.

Saying it's a 'late striking' is all relative of course: it's possible that the biga type was struck over a very short period, perhaps even just months and certainly unlikely to be more than say five years or so, sometime around 8 - 13 AD I would estimate. It'll be CCI 05.0688

'Snettisham' type ? Celtic gold full stater 5.85g - 17.05mm

'Having seen this one I've had to think again about 05.0680, the Whaddon Chase type I wrote about earlier. Although quite different in their individual style these are probably both the same variety of WC stater, actually listed as VA 1498. This is a rather puzzling type because it's not clear whether it really belongs to the WC group or - as you suggested - the Snettisham type. There are 18 examples of it here and those with findspots are a mixture of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk - on that basis it could arguably be either WC or Snettisham. In terms of style, they are perhaps among the very last WC staters rather than being the first Snettisham, which appear to have been based on the Whaddon Chase design. In terms of date this might only be a difference of a few months, and almost certainly not more than a few years, so it's perhaps unreasonable to expect we'll be able to tie it down quite so neatly. CCI 05.0687'.

1/4 Uninscribed Celtic gold stater 1.43g, 12.98mm

'Yes, this is interesting. It's an uninscribed quarter stater, traditionally attributed to the Atrebates (in the South Thames) but almost certainly a North Thames issue. We have records of about 25 of them, and without exception they've come from the North Thames area: it was previously attributed to the Atrebates because of the style, which resembles their uninscribed quarter staters with a wreath on the obverse. The date of this quarter would be around c. 45 BC, I would estimate, so like the Whaddon Chase it could be just a little earlier than the Addedomaros coins. It is catalogued in Van Arsdell as VA 260-1, but not only wrongly as Atrebates but also listed as silver. Many of the surviving examples are struck from the same pair of dies, which develop some fairly major flaws, especially on the reverse; the lack of many dies suggests this wasn't a very big issue, in comparison to the Addedomaros spiral for example.

If I remember rightly there are one or two examples of this type in the huge East Leicestershire hoards which came up about 3 years ago, but mostly they're Essex/Suffolk area. This'll be CCI 05.0683'.

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold stater 5.50g, 16.35mm

CCI 05.0679

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold stater 5.63g, 17.96mm

CCI 05.0678

Celtic gold stater 'Whadden Chase' type 5.95g, 17.68 mm

The Whaddon Chase stater (yes, it is that type) will be CCI 05.0680. These coins are probably not very much earlier than the Addedomaros staters - it all depends really on when one dates the Addedomaros issue. It seems fairly certain that the Whaddon Chase staters could be from the later stages of the Gallic War, say about 54 BC at the earliest; they could be a little bit later, but are unlikely to be after say 40 BC at the very latest. If Addedomaros's spiral staters are his latest stater issues, then they could be somewhere around 30-25 BC, so perhaps up to 25 years later than Whaddon Chase. It just depends where each type fits, and we don't have an exact idea. I suppose it's true to say though that there is almost certainly a minimum of ten years between them, and more likely 20.

One of my colleagues recently suggested that the WC staters were issued by Cassivellaunus, to pay off Caesar during the Gallic War. They certainly seem to be found mostly in the territory of the Catuvellauni (so this one would be a bit further east than usual . The main catalogue reference for this type is VA 1476 in Van Arsdell's 'Celtic Coinage of Britain'. They're relatively common (300 or so recorded) but a lot of these are finds from the original WC hoard, found in Bucks in 1849.

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold stater 5.55g, 16.02mm sent to CCI for recording

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater 5.51g - 19.05 m

This one will be CCI 05.0667.

As you say, a very well-used reverse die. I think I recognize the die - after looking at these quite intensively over the last year or two, the individual dies start to become recognizable. The obverse is on the other hand pretty sharp, and must have been struck from a fairly fresh die.'

1864 Victorian gold half Sovereign 4.01g - 19.32mm
1605 James 1st hammered gold Thistle- Crown (4 shillings)

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater

'this one's a real cracker!

Certainly one of the best I've recorded in recent years, with just a little wear, as you say. The quality of the engraving is also extremely high - I'm sure these must have been among the first dies engraved for this type. The horse's muzzles which I mentioned last time are particularly neat here, it's really unusual to see them quite so clearly. I also suspect, though I haven't worked out how to prove it yet, that the coins with the pellets between the spiral arms are the earlier examples of this type.

I'll record this one as CCI 05.0655'

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater

'Well, this is a nice one, and as you say with those intriguing symbols above the horse visible. What they seem to be is three horse's muzzles - on some dies they are virtually identical to the muzzle actually on the horse. Curiously, at roughly the same time that Addedomaros was using this motif on his staters, so was Commios, down in Hampshire. In fact since Commios is generally dated a little earlier than Addedomaros, it's not impossible that the latter encountered one of Commios's staters and decided to copy this feature. It quite often appears blundered, which suggests that the die engravers didn't always know what they were looking at. I'll record this one as CCI 05.0603, and I look forward to more!

Sept 2004 to April 2005 -

Total Gold finds 32 , 3 from seeded hunt competition

Roman Gold solidus of Valentinian I or II - Val I, 364-375 A.D. Val II, 375-392 A.D

4.42g 21mm dia

Obv: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG - would be the same for either.
Rx: VICTORIA AVGG for I, AVGGG for II. Two emperors enthroned facing

Found by Ark Gary

Trinovantes Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC- 1.29g 14mm found by Mass Bruce

'yet another very interesting coin. This is a Clacton quarter stater, unlisted in Van Arsdell but in the British Museum catalogue (in the wrong place, with the Corieltauvi) as BMC 192, and in 'Coins of England' as no. 42. These coins were almost unknown in the late 1980s, but there are now about 60 of them recorded here, mostly from Essex and Suffolk. The reverse design is basically the same as the better-known Clacton stater (VA 1455), while the obverse has yet another interpretation of the three men in a boat design, here with two 'men', and sometimes looking like a human face. Unfortunately not readily visible on this one, though you should be able to pick out the outline of the boat.

Of those 60 or so examples, possibly as few as two are struck from the same reverse die as this coin, which has several large flaws and is probably from late in the series (as the use of a nearly plain obverse die also suggests). Both of the earlier two coins came from Suffolk, one from Ipswich and the other near Alderton. The type probably dates to c. 50 BC and was definitely a production of the Trinovantes.

CCI 05.296.

Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC - 5.53g 18mm

CCI 05.0290

Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC 5.62g 17mm

CCI 05.0291

Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC 5.63g17mm

CCI 05.0293

Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC 5.57g 16mm

CCI 05.0292

Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC 17mm 5.50g

'This will be CCI 05.0283. What is unusual about it is that the reverse is struck quite far off-centre, so that much more of the inscription is visible than is usually the case. Although the initial A of Addedomaros is not visible (at least I can't make it out on this image), what you can see then reads DDIID working clockwise round the top of the horse - with the first two Ds represented by the Greek letter theta (so with a bar across the middle), then the II representing the fourth letter, E, then a conventional D for the next letter. And obviously the rest of the inscription would carry on round in front of the horse's head and beneath the cornucopia under the horse. It is more common to see these coins offstruck so that the lower part of the design is visible, and relatively very rare to see the early part of the inscription as you can here'.

 

Addedomaros 45- 30 BC 19 mm 5.45g CCI 05.0285
Addedomaros 45- 30 BC 17mm 5.42g sent to CCI for logging
Addedomaros 45- 30 BC 18 mm 5.62 g CCI 05.0286

Addedomaros 45- 30 BC, full Celtic staters

Left example 5.64g 16mm CCI 05.0212
Right example 5.54 g 17mm CCI 05.0213


Addedomaros 45- 30 BC full Celtic stater

5.30g 16mm

CCI 05.0267

Addedomaros 45- 30 BC - 5.56g 17mm

CCI 05.0211

Celtic stater of Addedomaros 37 - 33 BC 5.50g 17mm

Thanks to Philip at the CCI for this update 'a very nice example of the Addedomaros spiral stater, VA 1620. Lots of them about now (150 plus) but this is a very decent example - though as usual without a trace of the reverse inscription, all off the edge of the flan. VA's dating is a bit unrealistic, I would suggest anywhere between 45 and 30 BC, but certainly a little later than the Gallo-Belgic stater you recorded before. This one will be CCI 05.0196.

Portuguese gold 1000 reis Moidore of King John V 1717.They were acceptable as currency in Britain in the early 18th century

50 BC Gallo Belgic Celtic Stater and Edward III 1361 third issue hammerd gold 1/2 Noble ( picture on right are gold straightened) - 3.78g 26mm

'Your coin of Edward III is a half noble of the Pre-Treaty coinage, with a Series C obverse and a Series A reverse. There are many 'mules' of this kind in the Pre-Treaty coinage, and this one can probably be dated to 1351. I can see why you thought that this might be a coin of the third period, which has lettering that is fairly similar to Series A lettering.'

Very interesting gold ring, Chester mintmark .625% gold date letter Script capital F Looks to be early 18thC
Morini ' boat tree' type c 70BC Celtic quarter stater - It's mine LOL 1.45g 11mm
Dubnovellaunus Late 1st BC to Early 1stC AD Full Celtic gold stater f

Cunoblein 40AD - 1/4 Gold stater

'many thanks for these, they're both very fine coins. The Dubnovellaunus stater is VA 1655-5, and will be CCI 04.2295. We have records of just under 100 of the basic Dubnovellaunus stater type (VA 1650-1655); it can be very difficult to split them further without studying the individual dies, because key motifs such as the inscription are often off the edge of the flan, as here. In fact this example is struck a long way off-centre on the reverse, since it's unusual to see just about the whole of the motif beneath the branch under the horse.

The Cunobelin quarter is rarer. It's actually the so-called 'plastic' type, VA 2017 (CCI 04.2296). The key to its identification is that it's the only Cunobelin type which has CAM CVN on the obverse, rather than the usual CAMV. We have records of just 17 other examples. There are also other, rarer subtypes, which have A or AGR on the reverse coupled with this obverse'.

Louis Xi straightened

Louis X1 (1461-83)

Ecu d'or, 28mm, 1re emission 31/12/1461. Obv: LVDOVICVS:DEI:GRA:FRANCOR:REX, ecu de France crowned, bounded by deux lis crowned. Rev: XPS:VINCIT:XPS:REGNAT:XPS:IMPGRAT, "croix feuillue avec quadrilobes en coeur, accoste de quarte cournelles, dans un quadrilobe." Mint is Paris - pt 18 on the obv. Dup 539v (with XPC); C 741v which has the reverse ending "XPS IMPERT."

4thC Roman gold ring with green stone found by Mass Bill

On display in Colchester museum

(b)

'This is an example of the Clacton 1/4 stater - it's not listed in VA, but there's one in the British Museum catalogue, at BMC 192 (where it's incorrectly attributed to the Corieltauvi). These coins were virtually unknown until the 1980s, but we now have records of more than 50 of them, predominantly from Essex, and it seems certain to be the quarter stater type associated with the full Clacton stater. There is strong Gallo-Belgic influence, as you mention - the obverse seems to be copied from the 'three men in a boat' design found on the imported Gallo-Belgic quarter staters, while the reverse is indeed nearly identical to the Clacton stater type. Its date is probably c. 50 BC.

This one will be in the Index as CCI 04.2136'.

1765 George III Full Gold Guinea found by
1769 George III gold half guinea (sr)
(b)
15th/16th C gold ring
Gold ring Birmingham mint 1816
1819 - 18 carat gold signet ring

1891 Victorian full Sovereign (SH)

1783 George III full gold guinea(SH)

 

Season Sept 2003 to April 2004 - Gold Coins found 16

Total Gold finds 22 this season

 
Gallo-Belgic E stater, c. 56 BC. It's class 2 of the type, listed in Van Arsdell as VA 52. This will be 04.0476 in the CCI. (c) found by Texas Gary
3 - 40AD Cunoblein staters found by Virginia Brian as a hoard

CCI 04.0477 'classic A' series, VA 2027-1. Generally believed to have been the last major series of his gold, so probably dating from the 30s AD. There are three or four matches for this particular pair of dies in the CCI, among the c. 100 of the basic type. The decoration at the base of the corn-ear is a bit more showy than usual.

CCI 04.0478 'plastic A' series, VA 2010-3. Believed to have preceded the classic type, so perhaps from c. 25 - 35 AD. About ninety of these are recorded here, and again there are a number of matches for both of these dies, including at least one coin in the British Museum (BMC 1819 in Hobbs's Catalogue of Iron Age coins in the BM).

CCI 04.0479 'linear' series, VA 1925-1. The earliest of these three, perhaps from c. 20 AD, and a little rarer, with about 60 recorded here. Again there is a coin in the BM from the same pair of dies, BMC 1783. There are a couple of rather unusual features to the dies - although not clear on your example because of the position it has been struck, there appears to be no V on the end of CAMV, and there's also a mark - perhaps some kind of privy mark - after the CVN on the reverse, you can just see the top of what looks like a letter I between the N and the horse'sfront legs on your coin.

On display in Colchester museum

1890 Victoria gold half sovereign(y)
1786 George III guinea (b)
Saxon period gold coin 6th/8thC, Early Continental (Merovingian Francia) (584-750), Ruler: anon. (tremissis) (590-670). Found by Boston Bud (Y)

Tiberius 14 to 37 AD gold Aureus found by Michigan Tracy(c)

'Tested as ancient gold 97% pure'

George III Gold Guinea 1787 - this coin must have been uncirculated before the plough got to it ! What a great find ! Found by Georgia Mike(y)
'It's a very nice example of one of the rarer Clacton types - only just over 20 of the basic type (VA 1458) are recorded, and there are some variations within that group (mostly in minor elements of decoration, and in particular the form of the 'flower' beneath the horse)'. It will be CCI 04.0481. '70 BC Found by Nevada Gary(b)
1856 Young bust Victorian gold half sovereign(b)

Cunobelin Gold full stater 10 to 40 AD found by Texas John

Celtic coin Index as CCI 03.0811.

Charles II Gold Touch-Piece. Touched by Charles II himself at a Touching Ceremony. Presented to a loyal subject by Charles II 1660- 1685.

Worn around the neck for healing purposes found by Ohio Bud

CARMD.G.M.ER EF.HI.REX on the ship side

GLORIA .SOLI .DEO

George and the dragon

1891 Victorian sovereign found by New Yorker Jim
Medieval gold Nobel

One of a kind Celtic gold 1/4 stater found by Alaskan George

Latest views from the experts

"it's an early (perhaps c. 50-40 BC) quarter stater, possibly produced in Essex.
It seems to have developed out of the Gallo-Belgic D quarter stater (Van Arsdell
69), imported in large quantities into Britain from Belgic Gaul, possibly with
some influence from the so-called 'Kentish trophy type' (Van Arsdell 147) of a
very similar period.

This particular type is unpublished in any major catalogue,

1920's ladies 18carat gold ring found by Boston Bud

Solid gold mount around a monk stone. Modern

Description: A thin gold band, the exterior engraved with a skull flanked by pointed triangular panels with traces of white enamel in a lozenge pattern. Inside the inscription contains much of its black enamel:prepare be to follow me IK ob4 1st 67 (IK died 4 January 1667.The inscription is followed by the maker's mark, BW in a rectangular shield. The skull may once have been enamelled black. Note This is characteristic type of morning ring. There are some thirteen similar examples at the British museum dating from 1600s to 1730s(see Dalton 1471-1472). From British museum report on the ring

On display in Colchester museum

What can you say about a find like this, just beautifully tooled solid gold and probably owned by a very important Saxon chief. Awaiting treasure inquest, Found by Ohio Budd

Saxon (c.550-650AD) dagger cheaf end piece - On display in Colchester museum

(c)
No hallmarks will make this gold ring difficult to date
22ct Gold ring 1959 Leopard Mark (y)
Plain gold ring - not dated yet (b)

 

Season Sept 2002 to April 2003 - Gold Coins found 17

Gold coins from 70 BC to 1900 AD

17 Golds's were found this season. 7 Celtic, 4 Victorian, 3 George III, 1 George II, 1 USA and part of an Edward Gold Angel. My 1/4 Celtic gold was found 8 years ago now so I am well overdue for another one !!

Cunobelin (Colchester Celtic King) gold Qtr stater 10 to 40 AD found by me 1.23g 10mm

 

Hard to imagine the skill required in those days to to put two thin gold sheets over a bronze inner. Contemporary forgery of 'Clacton' type gold stater circa 70 BC

 

Celtic stater of Addedomaros 37 - 33 BC found by Arkansas Gary

CCI No 04.0678

'this is a very good example, both sides nice and sharp. I'm doing some detailed work on the dies of this type at the moment, there are quite a lot - something like 25-30 obverse dies and maybe 50 for the reverse - so it must have been quite a sizeable coinage, probably produced over a number of years. Somewhere between about 45 - 25 BC is probably a reasonable guess'.

Celtic gold stater Norfolk wolf type 65-45 BC found by Alaskan Todd

'CCI No 04.0681 is the Norfolk wolf. Another nice coin, c. 50 BC. The basic type is common (over 300 coins) but there are minor variations in the design, and this appears to be a rare variant with a sort of stick below the wolf rather than the usual crescent and pellet. I haven't checked through all the records but from memory there are no more than half a dozen or so from this die variant'.

Cunobelin tribe full stater AD 20 found by Boston Al

'CCI No 04.0679 is the Cunobelin wild type stater, VA 1933-1. Again a nice example, 75 of the basic VA 1933 type recorded although there are some minor variations in the size of the star over the horse (Van Arsdell splits them into small and large, but it's not always easy to decide where small ends and large begins!). Probably somewhere around the middle of his reign, perhaps c. 20 - 25 AD'.

Celtic gold 1/4 stater Addedomaros Floral Trinovantes tribe, 30 BC found by Billericay Mark

'CCI No 04.0680 is the quarter stater, VA 1623. Probably an issue of Addedomaros, so similar date to the stater VA 1620, although since there's no inscription we can't be certain. The style of the horse is very like other coins of Addedomaros though so it's a reasonable guess. Just under 60 of these recorded'.

1899 Victorian half sovereign found by Arkansas Gary
Australian Victoria full sovereign gold coin 1870 found by Alaskan Todd
Celtic quarter Morini boat tree 70 BC found by Canadian Rod
Victorian gold half sovereign 1841 found by Alaskan Todd
USA 1 dollar gold coin and a George III 1788 gold half guinea found by Boston Budd and NJ Ed
Gold stater Dubnovellaunus 70BC found by Boston Al
1769 George III Gold half guinea found by Boston Budd
1855 Gold Victorian half sovereign
1758 George II 1/2 Guinea
Edward IV 1461-70 Gold Angel (part of)
George III 1796 1/3 gold guinea