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  • Feb 2007 Latest finds page
    17thC hammered copper trade farthing - still under investigation
    1553 Mary hammered silver groat (4 pence)
    1762 George III 1/4 gold guinea

    Love token
    Your sestertius is of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D. I can't make out any of the legends nor can I be certain which allegorical personification is on the reverse, although I'd make a guess at Pietas standing before a short, lighted altar and holding incense box. Withouth the details a clear reading of the obverse legend would afford, I can't zero-in on the exact time-frame. It's too bad, too, because usually these have a "laundry list" of titles which will allow them to be dated to within a year or two.
    1666 Nathaniel Backler of Dedham Copper trade farthing
    Hunting button
    16thC Tudor button

    111 th Regiment of foot

    Kings Royal Bucks

    16thC Tudor button
    1575 - 1700
    16thC Tudor mount with 2 integral lugs
    Stunning condition for age, 1673 Charles II milled copper farthing
    1247 Henry III voided long cross hammered silver halfpenny


    1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny silver- Very rare Class 10cf Durham Episcopal initial mark Cross Moline - 1.30g, 18.20mm

    Durham mint CIVITAS DVR EME - Initial mark Cross Moline

    16thC clothing fastener
    1575 - 1700
    1422- 61 Bronze uniface Crowned Three lis in shield French Ecu gold coin weight 2.96g. Letters by the shield indicate French not English version. The Gold Ecu was worth 4 shillings in England - Louis X1 Ecu d'or (1461-83) found by Texas Dave
    16th/17thC mount fragment with angel face engraved
    1350 - 1650
    17th/18thC hinged book clasp
    13thC Venetian hammered silver Soldino coin
    Early harness ring
    1880's Prussian army button
    GERMANY, 28mm brass jeton, laureate bust R, LVDOVIC XIII D G FR ET NAVAR REX / crowned arms of France & Navarre, CONRADT LAVFER RECHEPFENNM, by Conrad Lauffer in Nuremberg, 1637-68
    1634 -36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2



    17thC Isaac Colman, grocer, apothecaries - Colchester hammered copper trade farthing - undated type
    17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
    George VI Royal Engineers button
    Georgian copper alloy brooch
    1670's Charles II milled copper farthing
    17thC clothing fastener
    16th Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - worn mintmark
    15thC lead token
    Georgian horse bell complete with clapper
    16thC Half sized Rose orb type Jetton but silvered - requires more research
    Post medieval lead hanging weight


    15thC Lead trade weight with crown and E

    Admiral Edward Boscawen at the battle of Porto Bello 1737 medallion
    1350 - 1650
    Minture anvil - probably 17th/18thC
    1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton


    Tree design button

    Hunter & Co St Martins Lane London

    2 oz Victorian trade weight - Crown VR hall mark
    19thC badge - crossed hands type
    1553 Mary hammered silver groat fragment
    Saxon C600-775 AD Silver Sceat Series C1 inverted type' 1.18g, 11.99mm
    Georgian fob seal with red stone
    Stunning 16th/17th Seal matrix with Bell impression
    Very unusual seal matrix , 2 deers head with Fleur De Lis on heraldic shield. The cartwheel back is not one I have seen before so I will be researching it.
    Silver bodkin needle - reported to museum as potenial treasure 1.27g, 44.85mm L
    1670's Charles 1st copper farthing
    17thC clothing fastener

    18thC silver decorated clog fastener - hall marked and makers mark
    1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
    17thC Vol Jacob baymaker Colchester hammered farthing- undated type 0.75g

    (February 15, 1710 – May 10, 1774), Louis XV copper coin over stamped LC
    16th/17thC decorated hinged plate or book clasp - 2 rivet fixing - 38.68mm L
    World War II British AFS (Auxillery Fire Service) Civil Defence
    Georgian button
    17thC lead token
    WWII Home Front/ Civil Defence
    Fantastic 15thC Medieval button
    One of the smallest hammered silver coins you can find - 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny. This coin is produced with no legend.
    16thC Tudor fretwork button
    Georgian button
    Post medieval lead cloth seal
    16thC Tudor nipple button
    1634 -36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2



    Post medieval lead cloth seal
    17th C lead gunpowder measure. Cap for the powder horn and measure for the gunpowder
    18thC copper alloy thimbles, one on the right is a continental type
    Lead snake
    17thC lead prism weight
    18thC decorated spur fragment
    Paw foot - possible Georgian candle holder fragment
    Victorian medallion
    Georgian harness mount
    Georgian weighing scale arm
    19thC barrel tap, spigot and key

    19thC French customs button

    DOUANES = Customs

    King John 1199 AD hammered silver penny Class 5b(ii) Possible Moneyer SIMON Chichester (Cices)
    Loads more to post later

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