Great mixed bag of gold, silver and widgetsCracking 150 BC hoard off Aunties


1.75g,14.57mm

1.80g,14.30mm

One of the earliest coins in Britain
Iron Age, mid-2nd century BC
Probably made in northern France or Belgium; found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes, England
One of the earliest coins in Britain
This is a superb example of the Iron Age die-engraver's art. It also represents what is thought to be the first type of coin ever to circulate in Britain. They were probably made on the Continent in northern France or Belgium. Gold coins like this crossed over the English Channel, perhaps in trade or as gifts between high-ranking individuals. Some of them were eventually buried in coin hoards and not recovered by their owners. The owner may have died, or simply forgotten where they had put them. Alternatively, the coins may have been intended as permanent, sacred offerings to the gods. They are mostly found today by metal-detectorists, in locations throughout south-east England. Another one was found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes.
The design of the coin is, at several stages removed, descended from the Greek gold staters of King Philip II of Macedon (reigned 359-336 BC). The hair on the left-facing head has grown considerably, while the original two-horsed chariot on the reverse of the coin has been transformed here into a lively, abstract depiction of a horse surrounded by a large array of symbols.
I.M. Stead and S. Youngs, Celts, British Museum Pocket Treasury (London, The British Museum Press, 1996)
D. Nash, Coinage in the Celtic world (London, Seaby, 1987)
Reported as potential hoard to museum

65-40 BC Maldon Wheel Celtic gold qtr stater - 1.37g,12mm
PAS SUR-A85EB8

Interesting coin dug in pastureland so one face exposed to oxygen- one face has horn silver crust that needs 'cooking' to remove crust
1493- 1498 Henry VII hammered silver groat- Two arches unjewelled - Type 3b I.m pansy, new bust
Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - Satire stops - London mint

Medieval badges Ref Mitchiner p244 939 - 941
'A badge for a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in bronze and dating somewhere around C13/14th possibly very slightly later . This is a very scarce item and it relates to The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem being a Catholic chivalric order of Knighthood that traces its roots to Godfrey of Bouillon, principal leader of the First Crusade. According to reliable sources in the Vatican and Jerusalem, it began in historical reality as a mixed clerical and lay confraternity (association) of pilgrims which gradually grew around the most central of the Christian holy places in the Middle East, the Holy Sepulchre or the tomb of Jesus Christ.This would have been a pin for a member of the order , there is a mark on the reverse where the original pin would have been fixed '


1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat - Martlet mint mark


1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver half penny ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type

1. 65-40 BC Maldon Wheel Celtic gold qtr stater 1.37g,12mm
PAS SUR-A85EB8
2. 1493- 1498 Henry VII hammered silver groat- Two arches unjewelled - Type 3b I.m pansy, new bust Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - Satire stops - London mint
3. 1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat - Martlet mint mark
4.1568 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence Crown mint mark
5. Medieval long cross hammered silver half penny
6. 1216 Henry III hammered silver half penny
7.1945 George VI milled silver sixpence
8. 1946 George VI milled silver sixpence
9. 1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver half penny ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type
10. 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
11. 4thC Roman bronze coin
12. 2ndC Roman bronze coin
13. 2ndC Roman bronze coin
14. 2ndC Roman bronze coin
15. 4thC Roman bronze coin
16. 4thC Roman bronze coin
17. 4thC Roman bronze coin
18. 4thC Roman bronze coin
19. 4thC Roman bronze coin
20. 4thC Roman bronze coin


22 18th to 20th C copper coins


26 18th to 20th C copper coins


1.18thC crotal bell
3. Victorian pad lock
4.18thC sword hanger
5.Post medieval lead cloth seal
11.1500-1650 buckle
12. 1500-1650 buckle
13. 1550-1720 buckle
14.1500-1700 mount
16. WWII Canada army copper badge
17.Medieval bronze pot fragment
19. 2 18th to 20th C copper coins


1. 6 lead musket balls
3. 1500-1700 mount
4.Post medieval lead hanging weight
5. 1500-1700 mount
6. Medieval bronze pot fragment
7. 1500-1700 mount
8. 2 buckle fragments
10. Georgian fob seal holder
11. Medieval riveted mount
12. Georgian fob seal
13.13th C Templar badge - Medieval badges Ref Mitchiner p244 939 - 941
14. 1500-1650 buckle
15.Georgian copper name plate
16.2 Georgian watch winders
17.Georgian bowl foot
18.Post medieval harness ring
19.Draw pull
20.18thC clog fastener



1. 4- 19thC rim fire cartridge tops
4.3 lead musket balls
5.16thC Tudor button
6. 42 Post Tudor buttons