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Hoards and Treasures Updated May 2018
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Pending 16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fastener

May 2018

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending

Saxon hammered silver penny

1016 AD Cnut's Short Cross type, probably from York, with a mint signature that might be read as [  ]RPI.

March 2018

Reported as hoard addendum to museum

Pending

2 - 45 BC Adde Celtic gold full staters

1 - 25 BC Dubnovellaunos Cleitc gold qtr stater

March 2018

Reported as hoard addendum to museum

Pending 70BC Morini boat tree Celtic gold qtr

March 2018

Reported as hoard addendum to museum

Pending

35th Roman silver coin hoard

(not all showing)

May 2018

Reported as hoard addendum to museum

Pending

34 Roman silver coin hoard

(not all showing)

Feb/March 2018

Reported as hoard to museum

 

Pending 16thC Tudor gold ring

March 2018

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending 17thC Charles II silver button

March 2018

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending

 

Celtic gold qtr stater

1.38g,14mm

50 - 20 BC Essex Wheels quarter, VA 260, BMC 485 and 496, ABC 2231

Feb 2018

Reported as hoard addendum to museum

Pending

Scottish medieval hammered coin star design gold chain

Total weight of 3 links 1.58g

Feb 2018

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending 16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fastener

Feb 2018

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending 16thC Tudor silver mount

Oct 2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending

5thC Roman silver coin used by the Saxons to resemble a sceat and used as a pendant

Sent to Mark Lehman for his ID

I told you I’d get back to you on this one – so far as I can determine from the very few legible letters, this is a siliqua of Gratian, 367-383 AD, the obverse legend should be [D N] GRATIA[NVS P F AVG]. The reverse type is VRBS ROMA with Roma enthroned left holding Victory. The mint mark is fairly unclear, but I think it may be AQP[S] for the mint at Aquilea.
Having two holes would tend to indicate that this piece needed to be “fixed” in its position, but the orientation of neither the obverse nor reverse seems to have been of importance. The holes are pretty large and silver coins were used a lot less often for this, but coins so holed could be sewn to a leather jerkin for a bit of DIY “scale” armor. Or perhaps it was part of a bit of jewelry of some sort which needed to attach at two points as part of a necklace or bracelet.

Oct 2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending

Ancient gold item

14mm W, 0.75g

Oct 2017

Reported as treasure to museum

 

Pending 17thC silver button

Oct 2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending Silver Roman coins

Oct 2017

Reported as hoard to museum

 

Pending

c20 AD Cunobelin gold qtr stater - linear series

11.37mm,1.36g

Oct 2017

Reported as hoard addendum to museum

 

Pending

Facinating Celtic gold qtr find that appears to be a 70BC Morini boat tree type but it is not.It is underweight by 0.5g and debased gold.

Morini's are typically pure gold and 1.44g,10.5mm

It is possibly the earliest British Celtic gold coin example

 

0.89g,11.86mm

Oct 2017

Reported as hoard to museum

Pending 16thC Tudor gilded silver ring fragment

Sept2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending

Interesting gilded silver mount fragment

Initial musuem ID as late medieval

Sept2017

Reported as treasure to museum

 

Pending

Medieval silver annular brooch

2.07g, 26.5mm dia

Sept2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending

16thC Tudor gold and silver pin head

3.05g,10mm dia

Sept2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending 16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fitting

June 2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending

Saxon silver penny fragment

1016 AD Cnut Short Cross, Dover, moneyer Edwine or Leofwine

May 2017

Reported to museum as hoard addendum

Pending 17thC button

May 2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending

70 BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater

1.46g,10.27mm

 

March 2017

Reported to museum as hoard addendum

Closed

Early medieval gold ring

24mm,1.32g

March 2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Pending

Addedomaros 45BC Celtic gold stater

5.48g, 17.73mm

March 2017

Reported to museum as hoard addendum

Pending 17thC Charles II silver button

March 2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Pending

17th/18thC gold posy ring - Great mis spelling

'*LOVE . TO. BE. LOVEED'

3.52g,19.35mm

Gold finger ring with chased inscription on inner band. The band is D shaped in section.


The inscription is in English and reads * LOVE . TO . BE . LOVED ED. The script is stylistically similar to inscriptions known from the 16th century. In general Roman capitals began to be used for inscriptions on posy rings from the mid-16th century, italics becoming more popular by the mid-17th century (Oman, C. (1974). British rings 800-1914 p. 40 - 41). There is no maker's mark.


Dimensions: Weight: 3.46g, outer diameter: 19.7mm, band width: 5.1mm, band thickness: 0.8mm

Similar examples of posy rings with roman capital inscriptions can be found on the database and have been declared Treasure. See LANCUM-AC5027, SUSS-C86B41, NMS-EE2A25. These examples were all dated to the 16th century.

March 2017

Reported as treasure to museum

ESS-819556

Treasure case tracking number: 2017T257

Closed

Ancient gold sheet - hatch decoration - possible cup fragment

21.34mm,0.95g

March 2017

Reported as treasure to museum

Discalimed and reurned to finder

Closed Iron Age, mid-2nd century BC
Probably made in northern France or Belgium

March 2017

Reported to museum as hoard addendum

Discalimed and reurned to finder

Pending Celtic gold Cunobelin stater - 'linear' series, VA 1925-1.

Feb 2017

Reported to museum as hoard addendum

 

Pending

50 BC Trinovantes British British G 'Early Clacton' gold stater

Debased gold

Feb 2017

Reported to museum as hoard addendum

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Pending

17th/18thC gold posy ring with inscription

'God alone made us tivo one' ( God made us to two be one ?)

Maker RD

7.51g, 22.68mm

A Complete Gold Finger Ring (posy) of Post-Medieval date (AD 1650-1800). The band is 'D' shaped in cross section with a plain outer face and inscribed inner band. The inner inscription reads: "God : alone : made : us : two : One" this ring has the florid lettering in use in the late 17th and early 18th century. Makers mark CR in double circle after inscription; the mark does not appear to be recorded in the standard reference works, and so it is not possible to confirm that the ring pre-dates 1716.

 

March2017 Reported to museum as potential treasure

DUR-CBCFB9

2016T444

Casey

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Pending

c13thC medieval gold annular brooch

+AMOR VINCIT OMNIA -(Love Conquers All)

2.55g, 18mm dia

Sept 2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Aquired by museum

Closed

Medieval inscribed gold ring - no hall marks
'IIIy GOD is al '“My God is al[l]”.
22mm dia,2.80g

A complete gold engraved posy finger ring of probable medieval date. The band if flat and the outside is engraved with intermittent floral sprigs and words. The engraved flowers have four or five petals and leaves are sub ovoid in shape. The inscription, written in English black letter, reads 'god* is* al* m*' which could be an abbreviation for 'god is almighty'.

The ring is bent out of shape but is otherwise in good condition with little visible damage. There is no maker's mark.

Similar rings are known from the V&A collection (7125-1860) and from the PAS database: SUSS-33DF0C (2016T889), NARC-067DD8 (2015T229), CORN-5482E1 (2014T211), DEV-742F63 (2006T52), all of which have been stylistically dated to the medieval period, c. 1400 - 1500.

Sept 2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Waiting for inquest

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T357

Unique ID: ESS-1C5EBE

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Pending 17thC Charles II silver button

Sept 2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed returning to finder

Pending 17thC Charles II silver button

Oct 2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Pending 16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fastener

Sept 2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Disclaimed

Staggeringly beautiful 16thC Tudor gold key brooch

1.80g, 36mm L

March2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed returned to finder

 

Disclaimed 5 Saxon silver penny fragments

March2016 Reported to museum as potential hoard

Disclaimed returned to finder

Pending 50 +Mixed silver Roman and bronze hoard coins

March2016 Reported to museum as potential hoard

With inquest

2016T363

 

Pending Neat 16thC Tudor looking gold on silver jewelery link piece

March2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Pending

Late medieval or early Tudor decorated gold ball

Huge gold treasure - Each decoratred 'tit' has a black emerald encapsualted in the tip. There is an opening for a needle or mounting point in one place on the item. This is too large to be a pin head - appears to be solid gold but there must be an inner core, possibly silver.

It is 18.55 mm in dia and 6.3g in weight

March2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Disclaimed

17th/18thC jewellery item with blue stone - possible brooch - no hall marks

2.65g, 14.87mm L

March2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed returned to finder

 

Pending

Ancient gold finger ring - no hall marks

0.40g, 17.25 mm

March2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Disclaimed 50 Early Uninscribed gold stater - Clacton type

Feb 2016 Reported to museum as potential hoard

Disclaimed returned to finder

Disclaimed 9 - 45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold full staters

Feb 2016 Reported to museum as potential hoard

Disclaimed returned to finder

Pending 17thC silver button

Feb 2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Disclaimed

Early silver scabbard decoration - not sure of date - reported to museum as treasure

2.18g, 53mm wide x 42mm high

Oct 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Pending

Medieval green stone gold ring - reported to museum as treasure

0.61g,12.5mm

Fragment of a medieval gold finger-ring. Only the bezel and shoulders survive, the remainder of the hoop is now missing. The oval bezel is formed of two sections: the base in the 'pie-dish' style with a crimped edge, and the upper section or collet, which is concave in profile. The bezel contains a blue stone, probably a sapphire.
See 2016 T863 and 2013 T520 for comparable rings.
The ring dates to the 13th - early 14th century.


Dimensions: max width:11.5mm; height of bezel: 8mm

Oct 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Unique ID: ESS-79057F

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T42

Disclaimed

Medieval gold ring with black sapphire pushed inside

22mm, 2.98g

Description: A Medieval gold ring with rectangular bezel. The band is circular in shape. It has a circular section and is very narrow, thickening slightly before the bezel. The bezel is rectangular in plan and hexagonal in section, with a rectangular opening on the outer face. Within the opening is a blue stone setting of uncertain type.


Dimensions: diameter: 17.13 mm; thickness of bezel: 1.63 mm; weight: 2.95g.


Discussion: An identical example though in poorer condition is case 2016 T37. Rings of this type are believed to date from the 12th to 13th century AD.

Oct 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

inquest requested

2016T40

Scott

PAS ESS-78D908

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Pending Medieval gilded silver mount

Oct 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Pending 17thC silver seal matrix

Oct 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Pending Pure ancient gold nugget - reported as potential treasure to museum - 1.09g

Oct 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Disclaimed

Unique ID: ESS-77F7D3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Medieval gold ring with rectangular bezel. The band would have been circular in shape but is now distorted. It has a circular section and is very narrow, thickening slightly before the bezel. The bezel is rectangular in plan and hexagonal in section, with a rectangular opening on the outer face. Within the opening is a blue stone setting.

Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the metal of a finger-ring from Tolleshunt Major, Essex, by the British Museum's Scientific Research section indicated a surface composition of approximately 77-78% gold, 13-14 % silver, the rest being copper. The stone was identified by Raman spectroscopy as corundum, which when blue is known as sapphire.

Dimensions:diameter (distorted): 21.99 mm; thickness of bezel: 5.02 mm; weight: 1.84g.

Sept 2015

Reported to museum as potential hoard

Disclaimed returned to finder

PAS ESS-77F7D3

2016T37

Ryan

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Pending

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

2.20g, 21.98mm

Inscription 'H obt 5th Sept 81'

Maker RM

Description: A gold finger ring that has been bent out of shape. The external face is undecorated and the band appears to have been slightly D-shaped in section. There is an inscription on the internal surface that reads: S H ob: 5 Sep : 81 ([initials] obiecit 5th Sep[tember 16]81 - SH died on the 5th September 1681). The inscriptions ends with an assay mark showing the letters RM within a rectangle.

Dimensions: diameter: 21.98 mm; weight: 2.20g.


 

April 2016 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Unique ID: ESS-A036A4

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T366

 

Pending 16thC Tudor gilded silver ring Sept 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

 

Disclaimed

Medieval gold finger ring - no marks

1.99g, 28mm

Sept 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Pending 2 - 17thC Charles II silver buttons Sept 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure
Pending

Stunning 14thC medieval gold ring

1.26g, 20mm

Lombardic script possibly Latin

A medieval gold finger ring. The object has a flat band, slightly concave and with an engraved decoration on the outer surface. There is an inscription in black letter style writing, which reads tout mon coer (all my heart). Engraved between each word is a plant, resembling a palm or fern. The ring is slightly distorted with a small crack visible on the internal surface.

Dimensions: diameter (distorted): 17.26 mm; thickness: 0.84 mm; weight: 1.23g.

 

Sept 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T38

Unique ID: ESS-78515C

 

Pending Medieval silver annular brooch March 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure
Pending

Celtic gold hoard addendum coins

Morini and Clacton type qtrs

March 2015 Reported to museum as hoard
Disclaimed

Medieval gilded silver

13thC Lombardic script

*Ihn + LLM

2.3mm thick x 7.2mm W

March 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Returned to finder

Aquired

Saxon gold coin pendant

1.35g, 15mm dia

Dutch 700 AB coin

March 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Aquired by museum

 

 

Aquired Possible medieval gilded silver heart - Lombardic script IHS

March 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Aquired by museum

 

Disclaimed

45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater

16.5mm, 5.48g

March 2015 Reported to museum as potential hoard

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Pending

17th/18thC gold posy ring -

'GOD FOR EVER BLESS US FOREVER

26mm, 3.16g

March 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

Pending

Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

1.19g, 13.5mm

March 2015 Reported to museum as potential hoard

Aquired by museum

Disclaimed

Anglo Saxon gold button with tiny stone inlays

2.31g, 18.5mm dia

March 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and Returned to finder

Staffordshire hoard example of complete button

Disclaimed

A Medieval gold finger-ring, dating to the 14th century. The object has a thin, circular band which is elliptical in profile. There is an octagonal fluted bezel with a circular recess at the top for a stone setting, which is no longer present. The ring has been distorted slightly but has little other damage.

An identical example, though with a stone setting still in place, is case 2003T231. This item was speculatively dated to the 14th century, based on a similar but not identical example in the British Museum's collections.

Dimensions: diameter: 21.58 mm; thickness of bezel: 4.14 mm; weight: 1.96g.

Feb 2015 Reported to museum as potential treasure

PAS ESS-60B122

S.Brant

T2015T356

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Pending Medieval silver 'clasped hands' ring - Oct2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Pending 17thC Charles II silver button Oct2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure
Disclaimed

1000 BC Ancient gold sheet

5.23g, 14mm L

Oct2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Pending Medieval silver ring fragment with Lombardic script Oct2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure
Pending Late medieval silver fretwork pin Oct2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure
Pending 17thC Charles II silver stud

Oct2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Disclaimed Silver wire ring

Oct2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed post 1714

Disclaimed Silver seal matrix

Oct2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed post 1714

Pending 16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fastener

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Pending 16thC Tudor gilded silver pin

 

Oct 2014 Reported to museum as potentialtreasureCurrently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process

Disclaimed Decorated gold stud

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Pending

Ancient gold ingot

3.37g, 12.5mm L

Oct 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Pending

16thC Tudor gilded silver pendant

2.03, 19.17 mm H

Oct 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Pending

9th-10thC gold finger ring

2.05g, 10.33mm W

The ring consists of a gold sheet bezel of elongated lozenge-shape, which has been drawn into wires at each end. The ends of the wires are hooked, showing that they would originally have been twisted together, but the ring has been slightly flattened and the ends have sprung apart. The bezel has an internally toothed bordering groove, within which it is punch decorated above and below a short median ridge with two rows of single-pelleted, apex-to-apex triangles becoming two single triangles at the ends of the ridge, while groups of two or three triangles are squeezed into the narrow triangular shoulders beyond them. Length, 23.7mm; width, 10.4mm (max); weight, 2.0g.

A gold ring of similar, though more ovoid, form from Beachamwell, Norfolk, was reported as Treasure in 2004 (Treasure Annual Report 2004, no. 86, where further parallels are noted). A narrower version from Whorlton, North Yorkshire, and a fragment of another, both also in gold, were reported in 2012 (2012/T497 - PAS SWYOR-56EA98; and 2012/T62 - PAS NMS-D7AC68) and a silver ring of the form from Wood Enderby, Lincolnshire, in 2011 (2011/T76; PAS NCL-90DD85). A number of related rings in non-precious metal are recorded on the database of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and for the type, see J. Graham-Campbell, 2011 (The Cuerdale Hoard and related Viking-Age silver and gold from Britain and Ireland in the British Museum, London, British Museum Press, 104-106). They date from the late 9th - 10th century.

 

Oct 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Aquired by museum

Unique ID: ESS-9CB5B8

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T939

Ascribed Culture: Viking
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Pending Medeival silver cord end

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

 

Pending 16thc Tudor gilded silver jewelry link May 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Deposited

16 bronze and 1 silver coin

Roman hoard

 

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Multiple coins and finders

Disclaimed 17thC silver button April 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Deposited 17thC Charles II silver button April 2014 Reported to museum as treasure Currently with Colchester museum going through the treasure process
Deposited Medieval gilded silver ring

April 2014 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Disclaimed

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Deposited

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
Disclaimed 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

 

Disclaimed Saxon silver pennys

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

 

Disclaimed

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Deposited

 

Deposited

 

 

 

 

Disclaimed BC Celtic gold qtrs staters

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Deposited

Deposited

???? Early silver ring with rough cut diamonds

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

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

1000 BC Bronze Age gold Tress ring

Complete with diamond shaped end knops

3.12g,27.07mm long

Crushed and distorted gold lock ring. Triangular in section, the ring has one plain sheet gold face and two faces comprising twisted gold wires probably joined by soldering (see scientific report). The sheet gold is folded at the terminals to form the side-plates. The ring is hollow.

Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of the wire lock ring by the British Museum's Scientific Research section indicated a surface composition for the sheet gold face of approximately 86% gold, 11% silver and 3% copper. The sheet gold is folded at its ends to form the triangular end-caps to the hollow ring. The item weighs 3.03 grams.

XRF analysis of one of the wire faces of the lock ring side indicated a composition of approximately 85% gold, 11% silver, with approximately 4% copper. This minor difference from the other component is not great enough to prove the presence of a solder joining the wires but microscopic examination suggest that this may be the case: the diagonal grooves seen at intervals along the surface of the wires indicate that they were individually formed by twisting and the metal between the adjoining wires displays a dendritic structure indicating the metal between the wires was melted to create the join.

A well known Late Bronze Age ornament type dating to circa 1000-750BC.

 

March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure

Aquired by museum

Unique ID: ESS-C0C162

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T193

 

Deposited 70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr staters

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

Deposited Medieval silver finger ring with lombardic lettering - Edward III type initial mark

March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Deposited Medieval silver engraved band

March 2014 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Deposited

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Deposited

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

 

Deposited 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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Deposited

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Deposited

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Deposited

Stunning pair of solid gold 1300 BC armlet rings

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

1. Ring. Gold ring appearing to have been soldered together from two separate bands. Both bands have a D-sectioned profile and their terminals overlap for c.2mm. There are a number of small scuffs and scratches to the surface of the ring.

Dimensions: Width (of ring): 9mm; Width of individual band: 4.5mm; Diameter (ext.) (max.): 13.5mm; Diameter (ext.) (min.): 12mm; Diameter (int.): 9mm; Thickness: 1mm.

2. Ring. Gold ring appearing to have been soldered together from two separate bands. Both bands have a D-sectioned profile, their terminals do not meet and are c.1mm apart.

Dimensions: Width (of ring): 6mm; Width of individual band: 4.5mm; Diameter (ext.): 12mm; Diameter (int.): 10mm; Thickness: 1mm.

Metal composition : Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface was undertaken by the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research (see attached report). It indicated a surface composition for the 2 strips of the larger ring (No. 1) of approximately 79-81% gold, 16-18 % silver, with approximately 3% copper. The 2 strips making up the smaller ring (No.2) have a slightly different composition of approximately 74-46% gold, 16-18% silver and at least 7% copper.

Discussion: Other, similar, Middle Bronze Age composite gold rings are known from the Essex area, including the find from the 'Tendring area' (Treasure case: 2009 T524). Composite rings have been found singly and associated with other gold personal ornaments (e.g. from Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, Treasure case 2009 T755). They may also be found linked together in 'chain's, an example from Blinkbonny, Northumberland, includes five interlinked composite rings, although the Blinkbonny rings are more substantial (British Museum Reg. No. WG.21). In Britain they may be dated by association to the Middle Bronze Age (c.1500-1100 BC), probably more specifically the Penard phase of the Middle Bronze Age (c.1275 - 1140 BC) (Needham et al. 1997; cf. Roberts 2007). In common with some other gold ornament types of this period, they are also found in Ireland and France though they appear to be rarer in Ireland. The difference in the thickness and metal composition of the two rings from the 'Great Totham Area' suggests that they were not produced from the same band of gold.

Bibliography

Needham, S. P., Bronk Ramsey, C, Coombs, D., Cartwright, C. & Pettitt, P. 1997. 'An Independent Chronology for British Bronze Age Metalwork: The Results of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Programme', Archaeological Journal, 154, 55-107

Roberts, B. 2007. 'Adorning the living but not the dead: a reassessment of Middle Bronze Age ornaments in Britain', Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 73: 135-67

 

 

Feb 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Aquired by museum

Unique ID: ESS-71DFE4

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T169

Date from: Circa 1300 BC
Date to: Circa 1150 BC

Deposited

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

Donated to museum

Deposited

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

Donated to museum

Disclaimed

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

Deposited

17thC Tiny silver ring

10mm dia ,0.72g

Inscribed *Layer de la Hayer. in Essex

March 2014 Reported to museum as potential treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Deposited Medieval silver and ruby ring

Dec 2013 Reported to museum as potential hoard

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Deposited 70- 50 BC Celtic gold qtr stater hoard

Nov 2013 Reported to museum as potential hoard

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Deposited

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

  16thC Tudor fretwork silver button

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Disclaimed

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

  17thC silver seal matrix - clasped hands and heart

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

  Medieval silver annular brooch - reported as treasure to museum

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Medieval gold ruby ring -

4 of the tiny rubies remain still captured in their settings

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

  16thC gilded silver religious ring
+ FERE GOD + (means fear god)
4.6g, 21.05mm dia

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

 

 

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

17thC silver seal matrix - reported to museum as treasure

Crown over Tudor rose

  Medieval silver ring

Oct 2013 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

 

 

 

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

 

 

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

  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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

 

 

Stunning large gilded silver medieval decorated silver finger ring

7.26g, 23.59mm

May 2013 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Saxon gold ingot

3.21g, 8.43mm dia

March 2013 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

  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

Disclaimed and returned to finder - donated to museum

  17thC Charles II seal matrix

Feb 2013 Reported to museum as hoard

Disclaimed and returned to finder

  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

Undiagnostic, plain and distorted gold ring. In its current condition it measures 22.10mm by 17.01mm, is 1.70mm thick and weighs 2.35 grams.

The find was examined by British Museum curators Judy Rudoe, Ben Roberts and Julia Farley, who all determined it was undiagnostic and undatable.

 

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Unique ID: ESS-886A60

 

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'

Date: 17th - 18th Century

Description: gold posy ring, large heavy D-shaped, with inscription engraved in lower case on inside:

As I expect soe let me find

A faithfull friend and a constant mind

Stamped with maker's mark BA in capitals in a rectangle, this mark does not appear on any ring in the British Museum and has not so far been identified.

Dimensions: Weight: 7.4g, Diameter: 22.11mm, Width: 4.40mm, Thickness: 1.94mm

Discussion: Joan Evans records a version of this inscription with heart instead of friend, in books of lovers compliments, of 1685 and 1715.

In view of this, the ring may date to 18th Century and there is not enough evidence to confirm that it is pre 1712.

The ring cannot be securely dated to pre-1712 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Judy Rudoe

British Museum

 

March 2012 Reported to museum as treasure

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

TREASURE CASE 2012 T246

Unique ID: ESS-3299E6

  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

Date: Undiagnostic

Description: fragment of a silver-gilt finger-ring, a broad flat band incised on exterior with a double row of dots.

Dimensions: Weight: 1.3g

Length: 20.81mm

Width: 5.90mm

Thickness: 0.73mm

Discussion: this ring fragment is undiagnostic in nature and cannot be securely dated to a specific period.

Due to the undiagnostic nature of the find it cannot be securely dated to pre-1712 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Judy Rudoe

The BritishMuseum

 

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

 

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Unique ID: ESS-F173D0

  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

TREASURE CASE 2012 T74: Post Medieval finger ring

Date: Post Medieval

Description: Post Medieval gold finger ring. The band is slightly distorted and has a shallow 'D' shaped cross section. The inside is inscribed with "Love as' I or else I die" followed by the makers mark JC within a rectangle. The ring is 20.50mm by 19.29mm in diameter, is 3.70mm wide and 1.13mm thick. It weighs 3.25 grams.

Discussion: A ring with a similar inscription ' . . . v Love I til I die' was recorded as 2009T422 (LON-3EFD56 on the PAS database) with the comments: This may be a version of inscriptions recorded by Joan Evans, such as 'Love as I or else I die'... Similar inscriptions seem to have been in use from the 17th century onwards.

The object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old. Consequently it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

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

Unique ID: ESS-FA2225

Disclaimed returning to finder

 

 

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

TREASURE CASE 2011 T760 Medieval gold finger ring

Disposition: Disclaimed by Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service.

Description: Finger-ring, considerably distorted, consisting of a flat band, with facets engraved with an inscription which reads + D E B A L . G U D G U D A N I The inscription carried amuletic meaning and is derived from the words TEBAL GUT GUTTANI This phrase was commonly invoked in the Middle Ages as a charm for ailments, such as toothache (see O. M. Dalton, Catalogue of Finger Rings in the British Museum, 1912, cat.nos. 866, 872, 873). The finger-ring is gold and dates from the fourteenth century.

Dimensions: height 22 mm, width 12 mm.

J P Robinson Curator of Late Medieval Collections 17th February 2012

Inscription: + D E B A L . G U D G U D A N I

 

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

Disclaimed returning to finder

Unique ID: ESS-53A9B2

 

 

  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'

Post Medieval to Modern gold finger ring. The band has a 'D' shaped cross section and has an inscription 'Content is a treasure' with the maklers mark Rn in a rectangle on the inside of the band. The ring weighs 4.41 grams and has a diameter of 19.66mm.

Discussion: A similar inscription can be seen in Evans 90, 'Noe treasure to content' which has maker's mark dated 1630-62. However the makers mark appears to match AF.1338 (dated 17th- 18th Century - British Museum collection).

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

 

Unique ID: ESS-BC20F6

 

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

TREASURE CASE 2011 T255 Medieval Finger Ring

A medieval finger-ring with a D-sectioned hoop. The outside of the hoop has cabled decoration which alternates with bands of beading enclosing areas engraved with flowers. The ring would originally have been enamelled, but no traces of enamel remain. It is distorted and has evidence of much wear. The finger-ring is gold and dates from the fifteenth century.

Dimensions: length 22 mm, width 18 mm.

J P Robinson Curator of Medieval Collections 5th January 2012

 

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

Disclaimed returning to finder

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T255

Unique ID: ESS-833234

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

TREASURE CASE 2011 T252 Medieval finger ring

Disposition: Disclaimed by Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service

A medieval finger-ring of roughly stirrup shape, set with a green stone (possibly glass or emerald). The shoulders are decorated with punched bosses amidst leaves and tendrils, possibly intended to represent a vine with grapes. The hoop is badly distorted. The finger ring is gold and dates from the thirteenth century.

Dimensions: length 22 mm, width 18 mm.

J P Robinson Curator of Late Medieval Collections 17th February 2012

 

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

Disclaimed returning to finder

Unique ID: ESS-831C60

 

  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

TREASURE CASE 2011 T213 Medieval finger ring

Disposition: Disclaimed by Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service. Description: A medieval finger-ring, very much distorted and missing the stone which originally decorated the bezel. The ring is roughly stirrup-shaped with decorative bosses along the shoulders running along a raised ridge. The bosses have punched decoration giving them the appearance of clusters of granulation. The ring is gold and dates from the thirteenth century. Dimensions: length 25 mm, width 18 mm. J P Robinson Curator of Medieval Collections 17th February 2012

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

Disclaimed returning to finder

Unique ID: ESS-98F924

 

 

 

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

Treasure Case: 2011 T208 Colchester District, Essex: Post Medieval finger ring

Date of Discovery: 24th February 2011

Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector

Date: Post Medieval - 18th Century - 19th Century

Description: Gold posy ring with shallow 'D' shaped cross section. The outside of the band is undecorated. The inside is inscribed 'Love virtue hate vice' with a makers mark WH (or HM) within a rectangle.

Dimensions: Diameter: 17.61mm Width: 2.78mm Thickness: 1.04mm Weight: 1.54 grams.

Discussion: The inscription does not appear in Joan Evans, 1931 or on any examples in the British Museum collections. Examples of similar makers' marks date to after 1800 (see Grimwade, pp224), also see British Museum collections for a mourning ring with similar maker's mark, dated from the inscription to 1813 (AF. 1633).

Comparable examples of the maker's mark indicate that this ring probably dates to later than 1711 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

 

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Unique ID: ESS-E0D695

 

 

  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

Treasure Report: 2011 T88 'Colchester District', Essex: Medieval finger ring

Description: A medieval finger-ring with an oval bezel set with a green stone. The hoop of the ring is very thin and badly distorted, with some damage at one end.

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

Dimensions: length 22 mm, width 14 mm.

Discussion: For comparable pieces, see TAR 1998-1999, pages 55-57, nos. 107, 111, 112 and 113 and TAR 2000, pages 60-61, nos. 89 and 91Consequently, 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.

Report by: J P Robinson, Curator of Late Medieval Collections. 15th December 2011

 

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

Disclaimed and returning to finder

Unique ID: ESS-E10383

 

  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

Treasure Case: 2010 T257. Medieval finger ring

Date: 14th-15th century

Date of discovery: 26 March 2010

Circumstances of discovery: While searching with a metal-detector.

Description: A late medieval gold finger-ring, the hoop formed from a band cut to resemble a double twist. The surface of each alternate twist is textured. The ring is distorted, and has a small split at one point.

Dimensions: Max diameter: 23mm.

The find therefore qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

Beverley Nenk Dept Prehistory and Europe British Museum 24 January 2011

 

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

Confirmed as 14thC disclaimed and returned to finder

Unique ID: ESS-F15137

 

 

  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

Date: 19th Century or later

Description: Fragment of a ring, pale reddish gold, a hollow hoop with empty stone setting and applied 'tears' on the shoulders. In the absence of anything comparable in the British Museum collections it is difficult to date this ring, but it is unlikely to be earlier than the 19th c.

Dimensions: Weight: 1.53g Diameter: 26.17mm

The find dates to later than 1710 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Judy Rudoe Curator of Renaissance & Later Collections Department of Prehistory & Europe The British Museum

 

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Unique ID: ESS-8DD795

 

 

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

Description: Misshapen small plain gold finger-ring. The hoop is a low D-shape in cross-section, with the interior flat or very slightly convex and the exterior more distinctly convex.

Date: There is no inner inscription or makers mark on the ring, therefore it is not possible to date this finger-ring.

The undiagnostic nature of this find makes it impossible to date to pre-1709 and as such it falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Caroline Barton The British Museum 28/01/2010

 

Sept 2009 Reported to museum as treasure

Returned to finder

 

Unique ID: ESS-203042

 

-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

Description A gold composite ring comprising three elements that appear to be thin c-sectioned gold strips soldered together. The ring is bent to an oval shape with one end overlapping the other. The gold is light coloured and the surfaces smooth except where the strips have been soldered. Max diameter: 11mm; min diameter: 8mm; width: 6mm; weight: 3.5g

Discussion The soldered strip manufacture of the ring resembles a well known Middle Bronze Age type dated to 1300-1100BC. Recent finds of these composite rings include a tripartite one in the Newchurch area of the Isle of Wight (Treasure Annual Report 2004, 21, 229, Fig. 4) and a bipartite one found at Braishfield, Hampshire (Treasure Annual Report 1999, 11, 12, Fig. 6).

Conclusion This can be considered as potential Treasure under the 1996 Treasure Act. Reference Treasure Annual Report 2004. DCMS Treasure Annual Report 1998-1999. DCMS

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

Donated by landowner and finder to Colchster museum

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T524

Unique ID: ESS-CB3683

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

Description: A Medieval cast gold stirrup-shaped finger ring set with a dark blue stone setting on the bezel. The stone has been highly polished and is irregularly shaped, with both curved and angular edges. The ring is in good condition, apart from several small scratches on the outside of the hoop. It measures 28.67mm by 24.09mm and has in internal diameter of 19.73mm. It weighs 11.32 grams. The hoop is 3.62mm wide, 1.56mm thick, increasing at the bezel to 5.64mm wide and 7.56mm thick.

Discussion: The stone is probably sapphire, however analysis would need to be undertaken to determine this.

Disposition: Disclaimed. Returned to finder.

The object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old. Consequently it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

 

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

Disclaimed and returned to finder

Unique ID: ESS-20A460

 

  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

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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.