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Hoards and Treasures Updated April 2014
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16thC Tudor gilded silver ring

23.18mm, 8.25g

April 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

c 1500 AD- gold ring top with green stone

0.26g

April 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Ancient gold ingot - 1.36g, 14.74mm Gold coin blank March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Saxon silver pennys March 2014 Reported to museum as potential hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr staters

1.45g, 10.38mm

March 2014 Reported to museum as potential hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

 

 

 

 

 

BC Celtic gold qtrs staters March 2014 Reported to museum as potential hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Early silver ring with rough cut diamonds March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Celtic gold ingot - probably Clacton by by the impurities March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

16thC enamelled sectioned gilded silver top and solid gold decorated pendant

Is it a fancy eye wax scraper by the bowl shaped end ??

0.84g, 19.36mm L

March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
17thC Charles II silver button March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Medieval silver hooked mount March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

1000 BC Bronze Age gold Tress ring

Complete with diamond shaped end knops

3.12g,27.07mm long

March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr staters March 2014 Reported to museum as potential hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Medieval silver finger ring with lombardic lettering - Edward III type initial mark March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Medieval silver engraved band March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

7th/18thC gold posy ring

'TRUE TO THEE ILE EVER BE'

19.25mm dia, 3.69g

Maker AW (Old English Script) No hall marks

March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Tiny late medieval gilded silver ring top - Madonna bust ??

9.86mm dia , 1.24g

March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

70BC Celtic gold Morini qtr gold stater- sent to CCI for recording Feb 2014 Reported to museum as potential hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater

1.46g, 11.41mm

 

Feb 2014 Reported to museum as potential hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Initially before I cleaned this token I thought of a 1640's Civil War siege token but this looks to be middle eastern in origin - sent of to the Fitzwilliam museum for their views, Crusades ?

0.53g, 11.83mm x 14.02mm

Feb 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Stunning pair of solid gold 1300 BC armlet rings

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

Feb 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

circa 8th/9thC Saxon decorated solid silver hooked fastener used on their leg bindings

 

Discussion: Hooked tags are all-purpose fasteners, used to secure small bags or purses and also clothing. They occur in various forms from the late 8th century onwards,

March 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Circa 16thC decorated silver thimble - Inscription

+ FARE GOD -(FEAR GOD)

5.33G, 26mm H

 

March 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

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

March 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed as 18thC

17thC Tiny silver ring

10mm dia ,0.72g

Inscribed *Layer de la Hayer. in Essex

March 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Medieval silver and ruby ring Dec 2013 Reported to museum as potential hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

70- 50 BC Celtic gold qtr stater hoard Nov 2013 Reported to museum as potential hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Stunning c13thC medieval silver seal matrix - Crossed hands and flowers

Lombardic lettering - Edward type E's and barred A's.

Appears to be * E( ? AUI IDE( LI ?'

Nov 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
16thC Tudor fretwork silver button Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Date: Medieval, 13th - 14th century

Large Medieval knopped silver annular brooch - each knop is decorated with flowers

2.8g, 30.58mm

Unique ID: NMS-D2A387

Similar to examples in Egan and Pritchard (2002, fig. 163 no. 1330 and 1333).

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

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

Perfect weight to make 2 full Celtic gold staters

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

17thC silver seal matrix - clasped hands and heart Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Medieval silver annular brooch - reported as treasure to museum Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Medieval gold ruby ring -

4 of the tiny rubies remain still captured in their settings

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

16thC gilded silver religious ring
+ FERE GOD + (means fear god)
4.6g, 21.05mm dia
Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

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

 

2.46g, 19.71mm

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed as post 1704

 

 

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

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed as post 1704

Another

17thC silver seal matrix - reported to museum as treasure

Crown over Tudor rose

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

17thC silver seal matrix - reported to museum as treasure

Crown over Tudor rose

Medieval silver ring Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

 

 

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

18.68mm, 5.61g

Sept 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

 

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

17.98mm, 5.57g

Sept 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

17th/18thC possible 1.25 carat 'Mine cut' diamond gold ring - reported as potential treasure 4.17g, 17.64 mm dia Sept 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

 

Stunning large gilded silver medieval decorated silver finger ring

7.26g, 23.59mm

May 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Saxon gold ingot

3.21g, 8.43mm dia

March 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

16thC gilded silver Tudor clothing fastener

March 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Aquired by museum

Roman gold earing ?

April 2013 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed as post 1704

 

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

Queen Anne silver button Feb 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
17thC Charles II seal matrix Feb 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Possible Tudor silver mount Feb 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
17thC gilded silver clothing fastener

April 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed

Silver button face with Tudor rose design

April 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed as post 1704

Very unusual silver pin - possibly late medieval April 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2013 Hoard 1

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater hoard

2 coins

March 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2013 Hoard 2

Mixed 70 BC Morini/Clacton type Celtic gold hoard

7 coins

March 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

 

2013 Hoard 3

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater hoard

2 coins

March 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

2013 Hoard 4

Mixed 70 BC Gallo Belgic/Clacton/ North Thames gold stater hoard

7 coins

March 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

April 2013 single coin added

 

2013 Hoard 5

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater hoard

2 coins

March 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

2013 Hoard 6

Mixed 5thC Roman silver and bronze hoard added to addendum of existing reported haord

Treasure number of 2012 T729

(13 coins )

March 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Saxon gold 'Flat type' pin head back

March 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Disclaimed as post 1704

 

17thC Charles II silver button March 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Tudor gold oin head ? March 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

 

Large 16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fastener

9.27g, 28.53mm L

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Treasure number for this is 2012 T743

4th/5th C Roman silver coin hoard Oct 2012 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

I have assigned these coins the Treasure number of 2012 T729

16thC gold on silver Tudor mount

Oct 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Treasure number for this is 2012 T734

16thC gold on silver Tudor mount

Oct 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Treasure number for this is 2012 T733

Medieval silver annular brooch

Sept 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Ecclesiastical 17thC silver seal matrix Sept 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Treasure number for this is 2012 T707

 

17thC silver nipple button April 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
decorated silver hooked mount April 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Medieval silver annular brooch April 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
17thC Charles II silver button April 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
17thC Charles II silver button March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Plain medieval gold ring

2.37g, 22.16mm

March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

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, totally different from the others

March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

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

1.30g, 10.21mm, totally different from the others

March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

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

1.45g, 14.72mm

March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

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 Colchester museum as treasure and their experts will ID

1.45g, 14.72mm

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'

March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
c8thC Saxon solid silver hooked fastener

March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Stunning 16thC Tudor hooked fastener - gold on silver March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

17thC - Very interesting figure of 8 design on this silver thimble

Matching design in

PAS NMS-653275

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T135

March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Early medieval gold ring fragment

20.79mm x 1.14g

March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
17thC Charles II silver button March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Medieval silver mount March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Post medieval silver ring 'GOD' March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

16thC Tudor gold on silver ring m March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Saxon gold casting waste 59.49 g, 60.61mm wide Feb 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

16thC Tudor gold on silver hooked fastener Feb 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
17thC silver seal matrix - rev initial IC , Feb 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

17th/18thC enamelled solid gold button

2.78g,15.26mm

Feb 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

17thC Charles II silver button Feb 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Medieval gilded silver dress fitting 1.82g, 17.35 mm

Similar Ref Treasure Case No: 2019 T520 - Medieval silver dress fitting Colchester area of Essex
Feb 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Medieval silver cross - similar construction to 13thC Knights templer badges 1.06g, 22.82mm

Feb 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

 

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

3.29g, 20.16mm dia

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

Feb 2012 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

 

15th/16thC gold ring no hallmarks

18.71mm, 1.05g

Oct 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

Gold on silver 16thC Tudor pin head and shaft

Oct 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

Iron Age pure gold wrist or ankle Torc fragment - 1.63g, 30.18mm L x 2,5 mm dia - Oct 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

C12thC 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

Oct 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

 

16thC Tudor clothing fastener - gold on silver

Oct 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

Gold 16thC Tudor pin head Oct 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

c13thC medieval silver annular brooch Oct 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Medieval Gilded silver clasped hands ring fragment

16.61mm L,0.92g

March 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

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'

April 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

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

 

16th/17thC decorated gold ring

4.00g, 22.11mm

April 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

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

4.00g, 22.11mm

Medieval decorated gold ring with green stone

20.01mm,1.43g

April 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

17thC silver clothing fastner - raise heart design

April 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

13thC Medieval gold ring bezel with black sapphire

1.05g,11.13mm

April 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

 

Medieval silver needle find - six sided

1.73g, 40.53mm L

April 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

17thC silver bell

April 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

17thC Charles II silver button

April 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

Roman gold ring -decorated with hanging fruit and vine

1.46g, 24.49mm

March 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

 

16th/17th gold ring - no hallmarks

22.55mm,0.80g

March 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

16thC Tudor hooked fastener - gilded silver

March 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

Stunning 1704 Queen Anne commemorative silver cufflinks

March 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and donated to Colchester museum by finder Org Mary

 

17thC Charles II silver button -

March 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

17thC Charles II silver button

March 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

Ancient gold ingot

March 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Post Medieval silver bodkin needle -

March 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

(EMC 2011.0059) Merovingian Saxon gold coin - cut shilling

March 2011 Reported to museum as hoard Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Declared hoard

 

17thC silver seal matric

Feb 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

17.43mm,1.58g

 

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

Maker WH

Feb 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

 

Ancient gold bar 3.80g, 12.71mm long

Feb 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

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

C12thC medeival emerald gold ring 0.48g, 14.54mm

Feb 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

15thC Medieval knopped silver spoon handle Feb 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Viking gilded mount

Jan 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Awaiting unquest

Germanic type equal arm brooch introduced into Anglo Saxon settlers from North East Germany in the 5thC AD,

Jan 2011 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Awaiting unquest

 

Decorated gold locket with red stone

Oct 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Fox headed silver brooch with gold eyes, it's construction could be 16thC Tudor

Sept 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

17thC Charles II wedding commemorative silver button issue

Sept 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

17thC Charles II wedding commemorative silver button issue

Sept 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

350 AD Roman hoard coins

Sept 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

PA Rob's Roman hoard coins

Can Dennis's hoard coins

 

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

Sept 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returbed to finder

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

16thC Tudor period silver ring with red stone - 24.02mm L x 14.31mm W

Sept 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

 

17thC Charles II wedding commemorative silver button issue April 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
17thC Charles II wedding commemorative silver button issue March 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Medeival twisted wire gold ring - no hall marks

22.34mm, 2.73g

March 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Confirmed as 14thC disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Saxon gold coin hoard

March 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Inquest date held 25th Feb 2011

 

Valuation committee stage

Aquired by Colchester museum

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.

Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

c 600/800 AD 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.

 

 

16thC Tudor gold on silver mount

March 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Declared treasure

Purchased by museum

Ancient gold ring bezel ? -cloisonné enamel-work 1.25g, 9.84mm dia

 

Treasure Case No: 2010 T169.  Gold cloisonné fitting from Colchester area , Essex
(Receipt No: 6979)

March 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

ID'd as Saxon

 

Inquest date set for 14/10/11

Declared treasure and donated by Ill Mark and landowner to museum

 

 

 

7th century Saxon dragon headed silver strap end

Treasure Case No: 2010 T167. 

March 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Discalimed as not 10% silver by weight

Donated to Colchester museum

 

Ancient gold ingot - possible wrist or ankle torc fragment 3.48g, 3.45mm dia , 29.86mm L

 

Treasure Case No: 2010 T163. Gold bar from the Colchester area of Essex
(Receipt No: 6981)

March 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Disclaimed - returning to finder

 

Post medeival

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 -LET TRVTHE ADVANCE

Bottom legend - ECHE . FORTVNES CHAVNG

Treasure Number: 2010 T165  Post Medieval gold finger ring from the Colchester District, Essex.
(Receipt number: 6977)

 

March 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Inquest date held 25th Feb 2011

 

Valuation committee stage

Aquired by Colchester museum

 

 

 

 

Romano/British Ancient gold ring

1.53g, 26.17g

March 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Medieval gold finger ring -

1.71g,15.40g

Feb 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

17thC Charles II silver button

Feb 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

 

Ancient gold ingot - 0.76g, 10.76mm long

Treasure Case No:2010 T170.  Gold fragment from the Colchester area of Essex
(Receipt No:6978)

Feb 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

 

16th/17thC gold ring - no hall marks 1.75g, 18.51mm dia

Feb 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

- reported to Colchester museum as treasure

16th/17thC decorated silver bodkin needle

2.79g, 70.64mm L

Feb 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Dislclaimed and returned to find

 

Treasure Case: 2010 T166 Dress Pin (Bodkin)

Possible Romano/British silver handle

11.84g, 33.36mm w x 41.46mm H x 7.24mm T

Feb 2010 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

16thC Tudor gilt on silver clothing fastener

14.55mm, 1.56g

Treasure Case No: 2010 T37 - Post Medieval silver dress fitting Colchester area of Essex-

Nov 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Disclaimed - returning to finder

Early medieval gold ring 15.26mm dia, 2.08g Oct 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Medieval silver bodkin needle

Oct 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Disclaimed - returning to finder

1500 -1650 solid silver buckle Oct 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
17thC Charles II silver button Oct 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

16thC Tudor gilded silver fastener fragment

Treasure Case No: 2009 T38 - Post medeival dress fitting Colchester area of Essex

Oct 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

 

Disclaimed

Roman bronze coin hoard Oct 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
17thC silver bodkin needle

Oct 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed - returning to finder

Stunning 17thC seal matrix - 5.56g, 21.91mm H

Oct 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Declared treasure Nov 9th 2010

 

Stunning 17thC seal matrix - reported to museum as treasure

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

Sept 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Inquest 27th Aug 2010 declared treasure - valuation committee stage

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Treasure Report:   2009 T579                                                                            
Parish/County:          ‘Tendring District’, Essex

A Medieval finger-ring of D-shaped section with inscriptions on the external and internal surface. The inscription on the outside of the hoop has seen much wear and is largely illegible. It appears to consist of the following letters:

SE  NA R  SE?L

The inscription on the inside of the ring is crisp and legible and spells

PENSETZ

This is a variation on the French word ‘pensez’, meaning ‘think’ (of me).  This single word is often deployed on rings with romantic inscriptions.

The ring’s proportions suggest that it may have been worn on the small finger of a slender woman or by a child.

The ring is gold and dates from the fifteenth century.

Dimensions: internal diameter 18 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
15th December 2009

 

 

 

C14thC Medieval gold ring 1.31g,20.40mm dia

Sept 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

-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

Sept 2009 Reported to museum as treasureInquest 27th Aug 2010 declared treasure - valuation committee stage

Donated by landowner and finder to Colchster museum

On display at the BM

 

Roman bronze coin hoard

Treasure Case No: 2009 T614 - Roman bronze coin hoard Colchester area of Essex-

Sept 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed - returning to finder

16thC Tudor jewelry clasp - gold on silver

13.01mm H, 0.80g

 

Sept 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed - returning to finder

Medieval gold ring with sapphire - 24.12mm dia, 11.42g

Sept 2009 Reported to museum as treasureInquest 27th Aug 2010 declared treasure - valuation committee stage

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Medieval silver decorated bpdkin needle

Sept 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed - returning to finder

Medieval gilded silver cherub mount

13.82mm H x14.84mm W, 1.05g

 

Treasure Case No: 2019 T520 - Medieval silver dress fitting Colchester area of Essex-

Sept 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Declared treasure Nov 9th 2010

 

Medieval silver Fleur De Lis hat badge

Sept 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed - returning to finder

16thC Tudor gilded silver pin

Pin dia 10.88mm, 4.68g

 

Treasure case 2009T596

16thC Tudor decorated silver pin . Complete and undamaged with much of the original gilding Pin dia 10.88mm, 4.68g

PAS find id:  ESS-5D8754

 

April 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Inquest date set 23rd Sept 2009

Declared treasure - valuation committee stage

Finder and landowner paid

Stunning 16thC Tudor gilded silver pin

Pin dia 10.88mm, 4.68g

Medieval Silver figurine

Treasure Case No: 2009 T220 - Medieval silver figure Colchester area of Essex

2009 T218 for

Date of discovery:    5 April 2009

Other info about the object (speculative or otherwise): ?Post Medieval

PAS find id:  ESS-C71F62

Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed - returning to finder

 

Treasure Report:   2009/T218                                                                   
Parish/County:          Tendring District, Essex

A small Medieval figure of a knight, missing his arms and the bottom part of his legs. The sinuous pose suggests that the figure is meant to represent St George spearing the dragon. The dragon ought to have been positioned beneath his feet, but this part of the composition is missing. In this respect and in terms of its dimensions, the figure resembles mass produced pilgrim souvenirs generated by the cult of St George at Windsor Castle. What distinguishes this figure is that it is cast in the round unlike pilgrim badges of the same period.

On the reverse are the remains of a loop, used either for stitching on to a garment (most likely) or for suspension.

The figure is silver and dates from the fifteenth century.

Dimensions: length 18 mm, width 9 mm.

 

         
J P Robinson
Curator of Medieval Collections
 26th November 2009

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

2009 T220 for

Object type and number:  1 medieval gold ring

Other info about the object (speculative or otherwise): missing its setting

PAS find id:  ESS-C750F0

Treasure Case No: 2009 T220 - Post medieval gold finger ring Colchester area of Essex-

March 2009 Reported to museum as treasure

Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed - returning to finder

 

Medieval gold posey ring

 

22.38mm O/dia x 1.64mm T , 2.77g

 

March 2009 Reported to museum as treasureInquest 27th Aug 2010 declared treasure - valuation committee stage

£2000 offer made to finder and landowner

 

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

 

Treasure Report:   2009 T110                                  JPR/EM                                              
Parish/County:          ‘Tendring District’, Essex

A Medieval finger-ring consisting of a single loop, flattened, with an inscription running along the narrow internal surface. Much of the inscription is illegible, but the remainder appears to read:

TOUT ??E ?E VOUS CE ??UE

The language is French and the disposition of the words characteristic of late medieval love tokens.

The finger-ring is gold and dates from the fifteenth century.

Dimensions: external 22 mm, internal 18 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
7th October 2009

 

Medieval silver hawking bell

March 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Medieval silver hawking bell

ESS-C75555

 

March 2009 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed returning to finder

17thC Charles II silver button

Nov 2008 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed 29th Sept - returning to finder

17thC Charles II silver cufflinks

Nov 2008 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed 29th Sept - returning to finder

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

Reported Oct 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2008 T596

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

Treasure Report:   2008 T580  

A Medieval finger-ring with a simple wire hoop and a symmetrical hexagonal bezel set with a sapphire.

The finger-ring is gold, and dates from the late twelfth or the thirteenth century.

Dimensions: diameter 21 mm


Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of a finger ring from Tendring, Essex, indicated a gold content of approximately 60%, a silver content of approximately 20%, and a copper content of at least 19%. The dark blue stone was identified by Raman spectroscopy as corundum, which for this colour is known as sapphire. The ring weighs 2.48 grams.

 

Reported Oct 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2008 T580

Currently waiting for inquest

Inquest date set 23rd Sept 2009

Declared treasure - valuation committee stage

Purchased by museum

 

Medieval gold figurine

PAS no: ESS-49E265

 

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

Reported Oct 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2008 T581

Currently waiting for inquest

 

Inquest date set 23rd Sept 2009

Declared treasure - valuation committee stage

Purchased by museum

Stunning medieval gold statue pendant - C13th 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

Early hand made gold ring - no hall marks 1.18g, 23.26mm x 1.06mm T

 

Reported Sept 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2008 T578

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

1 silver seal matrix

PAS no:  ESS-49C036 

 

Silver seal matrix – double headed eagle with heart

5.02g, 25.09mm L x (13.79mm x 10.98mm  seal head)

Reported Oct 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2008 T579

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

Post Med silver gilt pendant

PAS no: ESS-481232

Gilded silver item - possible rosary hanger - 22.34mm L x 19.57mm w, 3.29g

Treasure case 2008T575

 

 

Reported Sept 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2008 T575

Inquest date set 23rd Sept 2009

 

Post Med silver ?bell fragment

PAS no: ESS-481856

Reported Sept 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2008 T576 

Disclaimed returning to finder

Post Med silver button/cufflink

PAS no: ESS-497F12

Reported Sept 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2008 T577

Disclaimed returning to finder

16thC Tudor pin head gold on silver - 2.95g ,10.75mm

PAS no: NOT ENTERED YET

 

Reported Oct 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

2008 T584

Disclaimed returning to finder

17thC silver clasp
Reported April 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process. Disclaimed returning to finder

16thC Tudor rectangular headed fastener with a raised central box section . Complete and undamaged with much of the original gilding 2.24g, 25.02mm

Treasure case 2008T453

Reported April 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Currently waiting for inquest

Inquest date set 23rd Sept 2009

Silver clothing fastener, 17.34mm H x 18.04 mm W, 1.66g - Reported as potential treasure to museum as it could be earlier than it looks

Treasure Report:   2008 T236

Post medieval silver clothing fastener, 17.34mm H x 18.04 mm W, 1.66g -

 

Reported April 2008

 

Currently waiting for inquest

Inquest date set 23rd Sept 2009

Ancient gold ring

26.97mm, 4.77g

Reported April 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

Treasure Report: Case 2008 T235



Date: 15th century


A medieval gold finger-ring in the form of a flattened band, now distorted. The ring is engraved with a black letter inscription which reads: +de le bien(?), probably an amatory phrase meaning ‘of, or for, the good’. Each word is separated by motifs of flowers and sprigs.

Dimensions:
Max diameter: 20mm.
Width: 4mm.

Reported March 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Currently waiting for inquest

 

Inquest date set 23rd Sept 2009

Declared treasure - valuation committee stage

Bought by Colchester museum

 

 

 

c 13thC Solid silver medieval vessica seal 62.1g, 21.96mm L x 18.81mm x 5.51mm W (excluding hanger)

 

Roman intaglio red stone

Reported March 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Inquest date 18th Nov 2008 Declared treasure - both landowner and finder paid award and bought by Colchester musueum

17thC silver button 16.35mm, 1.74g Reported March 2008 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Early Decorated Medieval silver bodkin needle with initial reversed 'R'

Treasure case:2007 T571
Post Medieval (17th century) incomplete silver dress pin

Reported Oct 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

English Medieval silver buckle - inscribed with a heart and RU - reported to museum as treasure

1.76g, 27.45mm dia

Reported Oct 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed as 18thC

Wrist Torc - possibly Roman 23.19g, 81.95mm W x 3.80mm dia Reported Oct 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process - Disclaimed as modern

Silver chain with decorated mount

Treasure case:2007 T636
1850-1900

Reported Oct 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed as 19thC watch hanger

Early decorated silver ring fragment with runic symbols - 0.53g,19.96mm L

Reported Oct 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returned to finder

17thC silver toggle fastener with initials AB - 2.69g, 24.94mm L x 14.48mm W

Treasure case: 2007 T572.
Post Medieval silver cufflink

Reported Oct 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process - disclaimed as 18th C and returned to finder

 

2 Silver mounts one with glass or stone

Two Post Medieval silver buttons, both incomplete

Treasure number 2007 T540.

Reported Oct 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed as 18thC

 

 

Solid silver decorated pin head 15th/16thC Tudor -

1.66g, 9.56mm dia

Reported Oct 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process- disclaimed and being returned to finder

Medieval silver bodkin needle, initials EK

Treasure case:2007 T539
Post Medieval (17th century) incomplete silver dress pin

Reported Oct 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process. Disclaimed and returned to finder

Gold nugget probably Celtic Circa 1stC - reported as treasure to Colchester museum and will be tested by British museum 2.17g,6.73mm

Treasure case:2007 T575

Reported Oct 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

Medieval silver decorated hawking bell fragment - 10.08mm H x 17.03mm W, 0.65g Reported Sept 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Mid 17thC Mourning silver token

Obv 'Prepared be to follow me' CR T

Rev 'I live and dy m loyal ye'

19.88mm L x 19.02 mm W 1.14g

 

Reported Sept 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

1662 silver button to commemorate Charles II marriage

12.91mm dia, 0.62g

Reported Sept 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process. Declared treasure
Medieval decorated silver hawking bell Reported May 2007 Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Medieval decorated silver hawking bell Reported May 2007 to Colchester museum Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Roman gold ring

3.92g, 25.25mm outer dia 3.12mm thick

April 2007 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process. With the British museum. Disclaimed and returned to finder
17thC silver bodkin needle Feb 2007 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process,disclaimed and being returned tto finder
1625 Charles 1st jewelry item Jan 2007 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process - Declared treasure and bought by Colchester museum

1625 Charles 1st bust - 0.58g, 13.54mm L

Medieval hat badge Jan 2007 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process - disclaimed and returned to finder
Silver concave button with shield design Oct 2006 Reported to museum as potential treasure - Currently with Colchester museum undergoing evaluation - waiting report from the British Museum - ID'd as 16thC Disclaimed and returned to finder
Late medieval gold ring Sept 2006 Reported to museum as treasure found by Idaho Ken- Initial ID is late Medieval period therefore treasure.waiting report from the British Museum - Disclaimed and returned to finder.
17thC Charles 1st silver cufflinks Oct 2006 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process - Purchased by Colchester museum
Gold brooch - under evaluation by museum to determine age Oct 2006 Reported to museum as treasure Disclaimed and returned to finder
572. Tendring Area, Essex:
Post-Medieval silver hat badge (2006 T482)
Date: Early 16th century
Discovery: Found by Mr E Zschernitz while metaldetecting in October 2006.
Description: A circular hat badge, gilt front and back, with the remains of a pin on the back. The
badge comprises a pinked backplate with thick cable decoration at the edge and a band of pinked decoration enclosing a built-up cast element at the centre with the Virgin and Child sitting on a crescent moon. There are sun rays behind the figures. Diameter: 19.9mm; weight: 6.54g.
Discussion: The form and iconography indicate that this is a hat badge, as fashionably worn by men on the upturned flap of a hat around 1500–25. See for example a Crucifixion scene from Raydon, Suffolk (Treasure Annual Report 2003, no. 240), which indicates the original shape of the hook, i.e. with two sharp Ubends and sharp tip.
Disposition: Colchester & Ipswich Museums Service.

Sept 2006 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Inquest 28th March 2007 Bought by museum

17thC silver button Sept 2006 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process Inquest 28th March 2007
Medieval silver bodkin needle Sept 2006 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process. Disclaimed silver plated
Blank intaglio ring Sept 2006 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum determining age Disclaimed not 10% gold by weight
431. North of Colchester, Essex: Medieval gold iconographic finger-ring (2006 T445)
Date: Late 15th–early 16th century
Discovery: Found by Mr D Bailey in September 2006.
Description: A finger-ring of iconographic type, the bezel is hexagonal and contains a depiction of God the
Father holding the figure of Christ on the Cross. This
was the conventional way to portray the Trinity in the late Medieval period, though the dove representing the Holy Spirit seems to be absent.
The hoop of the ring is twisted. The twists closest
to the bezel are engraved with seven five-petalled flowers and possibly a lupin. The five-petalled flower
is a recognised reference to the five wounds of Christ and the number seven may be an allusion to the seven
sorrows of the Virgin Mary. Diameter: 18.9mm; weight: 2.96g.
Disposition: Colchester & Ipswich Museums Service.
Sept 2006 Reported to museum as treasure found by NH Dave - Initial ID is 17thC and therefore treasure.Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process Inquest 28th March 2007 Bought by museum

 

Silver decorated ear scraper March 2006 Reported to museum as possible treasure found by Cal Randy - Initial ID is Medieval period therefore treasure.Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process.Disclaimed and returned to finder. Donated Colchester museum
Silver brooch - Possible treasure Feb 2006 Reported to museum as possible treasure found by Boston Beau - ID 'd as not over 300 years old and returning to finder

Charles 1st silver button

c.1200-1500'.

March 2006 Reported as potential treasure to museum found by Ohio Keith - Not 300 years old and returned to finder

Gold on bronze with stone

c.1200-1500'.

Feb 2006 - Reported to museum - found by Ark Gary - ID'd as not treasure 10% gold by weight and returned to finder

'gilded object set with the stone is probably one of two things – either a horse harness pendant or possibly a fitting from a bible or reliquary. The stone is probably a rock crystal. Either way it dates to the medieval period c.1200-1500'.

17thC Charles 1st silver button March 2006 Reported to museum as treasure - found by NY Dan - disclaimed returning to finder

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold coin 5.58g, 15.72mm CCI 05.0752

1046. East of Colchester, Essex:
9 Iron Age gold staters (2005 T146 & 2005 T462)
Date: c. 20 BC–AD 10
Discovery: Found by Ms L Cook, Mr G Cox, Mr R Guinazzo, Mr D Harvorson, Mr R Metz, Mr B Purpura &
Mr T Rushing while metal-detecting in March 2005 & October 2005.
Description: The nine coins are all ancient British gold staters. They are all inscribed with the name
of Addedomaros, a king who seems to have ruled a territory in Essex and Hertfordshire. He is only known
from the coins made in his name. The coins are of a known type (VA 1620 = BMC 2396).
Disposition: Colchester & Ipswich Museums Service.

Nov 2005 Reported to museum as potential hoard - found by Mass Bruce

Added to previous hoard

Paperwork received from Coroner's office - Feb 9th 2006 inquest date

Declared treasure - Finder paid On display in Colchester museum

17thC silver mount 2.19g, 14.1 mm W x 14.85 L

Nov 2005 Reported to museum as potential treasure - found by Mass Scott

Coroner's paperwork received 18th Nov 2005 Ref D/558/05

Disclaimed by the British museum - returned to finder

9thC Saxon period silver decorated strap end 5.82g, 44.44mm L x 11.91mm W

Nov 2005 Reported to museum as potential treasure - found by Cal Shawn

Coroner's paperwork received 18th Nov 2005 Ref D/557/05

Not 10% silver by weight and being returned to the finder

Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC Celtic gold coin hoard

Oct 2005 Reported to museum as potential hoard - found by Ark Gary and Chicago Tim

Added to previous hoard

Paperwork received from Coroner's office - Feb 9th 2006 inquest date

Declared treasure - awaiting valuation commitee - finder paid On display in Colchester museum

Handmade solid gold band 14.40g, 25.47mm dia.

Oct 2005 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Coroner's paperwork received 1st Nov 2005 Ref D/500/05

Found by Chicago Bob

Disclaimed by the British museum as not over 300 years old returned to finder

Bent, circular sectioned bar of gold, possibly bronze age

Sept 2005 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Coroner's paperwork received 1st Nov 2005 Ref D/496/05

Found by Ohio Eric

Disclaimed by the British museum as not over 300 years old returned to finder

Fragment of silver Medieval spoon with diamond knop

Oct 2005 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Coroner's paperwork received 1st Nov 2005 Ref D/497/05

Found by Cal Sarah

Currently at BM for analysis - disclaimed and returning to finder

Fragment of a medieval or post medieval silver hawking bell

Sept 2005 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Coroner's paperwork received 1st Nov 2005 Ref D/498/05

Found by Florida Don

Disclaimed by the British museum - returned to finder

17thC silver button

Sept 2005 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Coroner's paperwork received 1st Nov 2005 Ref D/499/05

Found by Ohio John

Disclaimed by the British museum - returning to finder

Treasure and hoard 2004/5
Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC Celtic gold coin hoard

March 2005 Reported to museum as potential hoard.

Paperwork received from Coroner's office - Sept 8th 2005 inquest declared treasure. Finder paid

On display in Colchester museum

17thC Solid silver button

March 2005 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Issued to celebrate the marriage of Charles 1st

Dakota Lowell.

Paperwork received from Coroner's office - Sept 8th 2005 inquest date. Declared treasure

17thC Solid silver button (j)

Nov 2004 - Reported to museum as potential treasure

Returned to finder as 18thC

17thC Solid silver button (y)

 

Nov 2004 - Reported to museum as treasure - found by Boston Will

Issued to celebrate the marriage of Charles 1st

Disclaimed by the British Museum returned to finder

17th/18thC solid silver thimble (c)

Nov 2004 - Reported to museum as potential treasure - found by Bavaria Mike

ID'd as 18th C and therefore is not treasure and returned to finder.

28thSept 2004 4thC Roman gold ring

Found by Mass Bill- treasure - currently undergoing the treasure process

Paperwork received from Coroner's office - Declared treasure awaiting valuation committee offer, offer made and appealed. Payment made to finder and landowner On display in Colchester museum

28th Sept 2004 17thC silver button

Found by Wis Wayne - reported to museum as treasure

Issued to celebrate the marriage of Charles 1st

Paperwork received from Coroner's office - Declared treasure awaiting valuation committee offer - finder paid

14th Sept 2004 16th/17thC Gold ring -

Found by Canadian Majo - treasure - currently undergoing the treasure process

Paperwork received from Coroner's office - Declared treasure awaiting valuation committee offer , final valution made and not bought by museum, returned to finder.

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Cunoblein gold stater hoard 40AD March 2004 Found by Virginia Brian, currently undergoing the treasure process Paperwork received from Coroner's office - Declared treasure valuation committee offer made to finder. Final valuation made purchased by Colchester museum

From left to right

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 On display in Colchester museum

1500BC axe heads and ingots

Treasure and hoard - March 2004 with museum undergoing the treasure process found by Massa Bruce

Paperwork received from Coroner's office - 2nd June 2005 inquest date

Declared officially treasure - Colchester museum have shown interest in purchasing item subject to valuation. Awaiting valuation committee result. Final valution made and accepted, purchased by Colchester museum. Payment made to finder and landowner. On display in Colchester museum

Mass Linda, Bruce and Texas Gary
Linda's axe head
Large Bronze circular ingots
(z)
17thC Solid silver button (y)

March 2004 found by Vancouver Mac

with museum declared treasure

Issued to celebrate the marriage of Charles 1st

Inquest 5th May 2005. Declared officially treasure - Colchester museum have shown interest in purchasing item subject to valuation. Valuation committee offer made. Payment made to finder and landowner

On display in Colchester museum

17thC Solid silver button (x)

March 2004 declared treasure

Issued to celibrate the marriage of Charles 1st

Disclaimed found before the treasure act

550AD Gold Saxon dagger cheaf (g)

Sept 2003- Declared treasure - waiting further tests by the British museum

Ohio Budd

Inquest 5th May 2005. Declared officially treasure - Colchester museum have shown interest in purchasing item subject to valuation. Awaiting valuation committee result.Final valution made and appealed by landowner and finder. Finder and landowner paid.On display in Colchester museum

17thC Gold posey ring with inscription (r)

Oct 2003- Declared treasure- undergoing the treasure process

Arkansas Gary

Latest info from the British Museum : 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)

Paperwork received from Coroner's office - Colchester museum have shown interest in purchasing item subject to valuation. Valuation sent to finder.Payment made to finder and landowner On display in Colchester museum

Silver Medieval Hawking Bell (d) Dec 2003 Declared Treasure - Ohio Eric. Disclaimed, being returned to the finder - applying for export licence. Export licence approved - returned to finder
Silver clasp with cross decoration (d) Dec 2003 Declared Treasure - Texas Dave- 18thC clothing fastener Disclaimed, being returned to the finder - Export licence approved - returned to finder
Gilt on silver Medieval ring (d)

Dec 2003 Declared treasure - Texas Jim - Disclaimed, being returned to the finder.

Export licence approved - returned to finder

Hoards
Celtic Cunoblein gold and silver Celtic coins (g)

Sept 2003- With Coroner awaiting inquest

Irish Niall - Texas John Inquest 5th May 2005. Declared officially treasure - Colchester museum have shown interest in purchasing item subject to valuation. Valuation committee offer made. Purchased by Colchester museum

150BC to 27AD Roman Republic silver coins & Celtic gold (b)

Oct 2003- Declared hoard awaiting ruling. May 2004 added another Republican silver to the hoard found by Vancouver Brent

Nevada Gary - Milwaulkie Mike, Van Brent and Essex Chris

Paperwork received from Coroner's office - 2nd June 2005 inquest date. Declared officially treasure - Colchester museum have shown interest in purchasing item subject to valuation. Valuation committee offer made and accepted.On display in Colchester museum

Treasure and hoard, what does it all mean to the guys latest finds?

Here is a quick overview of what it all means:

The Finds Liaison Officer or the Museum Curator will inform the British museum of the find. They will decide whether they or any other museum wishes to acquire it from the crown.

If no museum wishes to acquire the find from the crown, the Secretary of State will disclaim it. When this happens, the Coroner will notify the landowner that the object is to be returned to the finder, after 28 days, unless the landowner objects. If the landowner objects, the Coroner will retain the find until the finder and landowner have resolved the dispute.

Museum wants to acquire the find.

The Coroner will hold an inquest to decide whether the find is Treasure, the finder, landowner will be invited to attend and will be able to question witnesses at the inquest. If the find is declared to be Treasure then it will be taken to the British museum so that it can be valued by the Treasure Valuation Committee.

The valuation committee is formed from independent experts drawn from antiquities or coin trades. If you don't like the valuation then you can appeal supplying written evidence to support your claim. If you are still dissatisfied you can appeal to the Secretary of State !!

In simplistic terms you get it back or you get the fair market price. This is not a process to fear as it protects finds of national importance from leaving the country.