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1696 Willliam III milled silver shilling (12 pence) Later harp small crown 3rd bust type
1921 George V milled silver shilling

this is Constantine I "The Great", dating to the period 325-27 A.D. Precise dating will depend on a bit of cleaning of the exergual mintmark.

'The obverse is pretty straightforward: CONSTAN - TINVS AVG. Laureate head right.
The reverse type is straightforward too (you had the image upside-down, but you meant to do that, right?)
It's: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG. ("By virture of the Forethought of the Augustii") Campgate (some debate whether this was supposed to be a camp, a city gate, or just what, but they're conventionally called "campgates") of 6 tiers, no door, 2 "turrets" ( there's some debate about what those were, too - but that's a discussion for another day) and 1 star above - your basic "Constantinian campgate" AE3 - very common, but there are many who specialize in these due to all the possible sub-varieties - different numbers of tiers of masonry, door open, door closed, gate on foundation or step(s), decorations in top row of "bricks", number of turrets and stars, etc, etc, ad infinitum, for all the Imperial mints - and you can see how it could be a lifetime's specialty - so, be that as it may, the exact dating of this one will have to wait for a little cleaning of the exergual area on the reverse.

This is from the mint at Trier, an exceptionally active and prolific mint for northern Gaul and Britain at this time. The mintmark appears to be: STR - "SECVNDA TRIERENSIS" that's the 2nd officina or workshop of the mint - so far, so good, but for exact dating I'd need to be able to tell what the little sequence mark is that follows it. I hope you are able to read this in HTML because I am going to insert a few characters here which won't make any sense if viewed in straight ASCI - $#! - a shallow "U" shape with either nothing within it, a small dot, or a larger dot or small asterisk-like star.
If no dot or star in the $, the coin is RIC VII, Trier 461, 325 A.D. "R5" (extremely rare) from officina S But the frequency ratings in RIC VII often require a "reality check" - a certain snobbish, elitist attitude among the museum curators, collectors and scholars of 50+ years ago (when these volumes of RIC were being written) resulted in the keepers of the collections surveyed to compile these frequency ratings typically feeling such coins were "beneath their notice" and, in many cases, they allowed a few token, representative pieces to stand for the entire series. Add to this the astonishing amount of new material coming on the market in recent years with the advent of inexpensive metal detector technology, and a reality check is often in order when one sees an "R5" rating on something like this and an "R1", "S", or even a "C" rating on early gold aureii or solidi.

With a dot - # - it would be RIC 475, 326 A.D., and "C3" (very common)

If it's - ! - with the larger dot or asterisk-star within, it's not listed, but should be presumed to exist, and would be a slightly later series for 326/7, just before the advent of the GLORIA EXERCITVS 2 soldiers flanking 2 standards type.'


1662 John Lawerence Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
1669 Manningtree - Carter Henry, surgeon (CHYRVRGEON) 'His halfpenny' hammered copper trade token

Volume II - 1319a Barber/Surgeon

Superb, French - Two castle and 2 Lions( arms of Spain) 4 reales coin weight 13.06g, 22.12mm XX VIG 4R ( 5 gr)

WWII Royal Air Force

Back mark


17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
17thC hammered copper trade token - Nathaniel Lawrence of Colchester - Not dated type
1655 Henry Lamb of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing

Stunning, Figure on horseback type. These are Low countries or German made coin weights for the low countries Rijder, rijdergulden

15.1 mm, 3.32g

RN Air Service
In use WWI
Officers Tunic Button
Officers RHS Shldr Button
1892 Victorian 1 Anna Indian coin
20thC button
20thc National bus service button
18thC Royal Artillery button
17thC hand decorated button
Northern Railway company button
Military ??
1350- 1650 buckle
Navy Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
1682 Charles II milled silver 3 pence
1614-25 James 1st hammered copper farthing Type 3c Mintmark key

Genral type Obv. IACO D G MAG BR (IT)


1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
Religious medallion
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
1619-25 Gold Laurel of James 1st, 3rd coinage coin weight XXs - 9,1g (actual weight 8.46g)
1571 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 6 pence

5th Dragoon guards button

WWII type 1935-1952

RN Capt / Commander - 1901
Other Ship's Officers - 1901
In use 1901 - 1952
1550 -1650 Buckle
The Kings (Shropshire Light infantry



Another nice 4thC Roman find 1.71g,14.57mm sent off for ID

This one doesn't really provide enough clear obverse legend to be certain who it is - the "suspects" in approximate order of liklihood would be:

Constantine I
Constantine II, as Caesar
Constantius II, as Caesar
Constans, as Caesar.

Constantines I & II are head and shoulders more likely than the other two.

The only really clear letter is the "V" at 1:00 or so - this could be as in:
ConstantinVs Max Avg
Constantinus iVn Nob C
Fl Cl ConstantiVs Nob C
but very unlikely to be:
Constans Nob Caes or Constantis Nob C

This is a GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse, the earlier type with two standards between the two soldiers, although I suspect it's either a contemporary copy (a good possibility) or from the very end of the 2-standard era for these on the basis of its small module - for this era, 18mm or so is more appropriate. In general the 2-standard Gloria Ex's date to the period 330-335 A.D. Some mints switched over to the single-standard type as early as late 333.

There isn't enough clear exergue showing to comment on which of the 13 Imperial mints might have produced it - if, in fact, was produced at an official mint.


1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
Lots of 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings turning up
18thC apothecary weight
16thC Elizabeth hammered silver half groat
WWII Civila defence button
16th/17th Duck head S buckle
The London Scottish
In use 1860 - 1901
Maker - Unknown
18thC ramrod guide
Despite how badly encrusted this is, it's easily identified. It's Vespasian - a silver denarius of course - dating to 72/3 A..D.
The reverse shows a lineup of sacrificial tools and vessels symbolic of the pontificate and augurate - (simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus) - above them, and not really visible on yours at the moment, it should read: "AVGVR" - Below the implementia, it reads: "TRI POT"

The obverse should, when cleaned, read: "IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII". Laureate head right.

RIC II 42, RSC 45
17thC silver button - reported as treasure
1887 Victorian milled silver shilling
1855 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1stC Roman bronze in poor shape
4- 17thC copper alloy oval mounts with single integral lugs
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
16th/17thC Double D buckle
Roman military mount
15thC lead long cross token
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton


1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing

Roman bronze Id'd 21.17mm, 2.58g it's an antoninianus of Tacitus 275-6 AD

Eventually, I was able to determine that what we have here is an AE antoninianus or "ant" of Tacitus, 275-6 A.D. This short-lived, elderly (75 yr-old) emperor succeeded Aurelian and very quickly came to the end of his own days after joining his army on campaign - the rigors of life in the field quickly proved his health to be more delicate than he thought.

The obverse shows Tacitus' radiate cuirassed bust right - the legend is too unclear for me to try to quote it, and there are many possibilities, give or take a letter here and there - suffice it to say, it begins with IMP, contains the word: TACITVS, and ends with AVG - but the devil, as they say, is in the details.
The reverse - which took a while to make sense of - is probably PAX AVG (it could be PAX AETERNA or PAX AUGUSTI - but these are much less likely from the letter-spacing) Pax is standing left, holding an olive-branch and scepter (although, given how vague the reverse is, if RIC gave "seated" as a possibility I'd say that was a potential interpretation, and if you said you saw a cornucopia in there too, I guess I wouldn't argue - but RIC only says "standing" and "scepter", under all the Pax varieties.)

The obverse legend is too indistinct for me to be to be certain of the details, and the presence or absence of a single letter here and there would be all the difference there is between the possibilities, but this could be either Cf. RIC V, i Mint in Gaul, 33-44 or Mint of Ticinum, Cf. 146-149, or Mint of Siscia Cf. 186-7.


P&O Line
In use 1920 - 1940s
Maker - Unknown

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
Victorian silver bird charm or ear ring hoop
1572-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - 3rd issue Ermine mintmak
1603 James 1st hammered silver penny, group A without bust Rose each side

1199AD King John hammered silver cut half penny
Small copper alloy chest hinge with 5 rivet fixings
18thC Solid silver spoon
18thC silver thimble
C10thC Saxon bronze key 10.41g, 40.88mm Lx19.58mm W x 6.30mm T

Another huge thick 1stC Roman in amazing shape - sent to Mark for ID 19.24g, 30.75mm dia 4.22mm thick

Today's sestertius is a fairly young Commodus - but not as young as I had guessed at first glance.
Commodus is one of those "Royal Brats", who, like Caracalla, had a progression of realistic portraiture on his coinage - everything from a baby-book portrait to a brutally frank, "mature" image of a madman, just before his death at the ripe old age of 29. Caracalla looks every bit the cruel, brother-murdering, dissipate despot in his final coin portraits.
Commodus' portrait-artists were a little kinder towards the end of his rule, but only slightly - this, however, isn't really the point today - just cited to let you know that on some Roman coins, not only are the portraits so realistic as to have you recognizing Hadrian's or Septimius Severus'
look-alikes on the street today, but some of the longer-lived emperors who began their careers as child-Caesars can nearly be dated at a glance from the progression of the portrait - not unlike recognizing cars' model-years in the 1950's by the cut of this year's tailfin... Oh dear, I'm showing my age - and beginning to wander ( ;<{D}.

At any rate, and returning to the coin at hand, so to speak, this is Commodus at the age of 22 or 23, in 183-4 A.D.. He was born in 161 A.D. the same year his father - Marcus Aurelius - succeeded Antoninus Pius after a very long term as Caesar himself. Commodus' first, baby-faced coin-portraits appear when he is only 12.
I had to do a little guesswork since the reverse gives me so little to go on - but that arch of right-arm is distinctive enough to make me as certain as I can be - without actually handling the coin - that it is Hercules standing with arm atop grounded club.
Interestingly - since in just a few years he would be styling himself as (and probably believing that he was) Hercules re-incarnate, very few of his coins feature Hercules on the reverse - this is a bit of luck for us, otherwise I'd have had to give you a very vague ID on it. This one, however, has just enough detail in just the right places to give you what I believe is chapter and verse. We can't be absolutely certain with so little legend remaining, but this is what I believe this to be on the basis of what detail I can make out - and because there are so few Hercules reverses from which to choose:

Sestertius, Mint of Rome, 183-184 A.D.
Obverse: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS. Laureate draped bust right, seen from behind shoulder.
Reverse: P M TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIII P P. S - C. Hercules standing facing, head right, right hand on grounded club, holding bow and lion-skin in left.
RIC III 399b - "Scarce"


1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton


1835 Lincoln hallmarked trade weight
St Helen's Corporation transport button
Royal Artillery button

Dates - 1840 - 1855

19thC hunting button
1816 George III milled silver shilling forgery

1553- 86 AD Hans Schultes I ‘Lion of St Mark’ Jetton

obv Lion of St mark standing left, nimbate and winged, holding book of the Gospels in right fore paw: Lions halo orjecting into the margin and surmounted by a cross


Rev Imperial orb surmouned by cross patty


Ref Mitchiner 1382

Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 - 2000's

Bliss Bros Ltd

Rd 665050

Early Navy button - not check ref books yet
1797 George III Cartwheel penny in great shape
1stC Roman Dolphine type fibula brooch
1stC Roman Dolphine type fibula brooch
New Zealand Police button
1852 Victorian gold half sovereign

1572-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

3rd Issue Ermine mintmark

16thC prick spur

16thC openwork clothing fastener
18thC Bayonet frog - not a type I have seen before as it appears to clip onto a belt
18thC toy cannon
1817 George III milled silver 6 pence
Circa 15th to 17th century

Copper-alloy stud or tack; circular, flat; pointed shank. Decoration: a central rosette

Asymmetrical, flat mount with two integral pointed lugs

Circa 16th century
A mount with a hooked end on which a captive plain copper-alloy ring is usually fitted. The mount is generally of trapezoidal shape with a V-shaped top edge and a transverse groove above the hook. It has two rivet holes on the vertical centre-line.

RN (Canada) Vol. - 1914
In use 1914 - 1920
Maler = No maker's name
Normal - Right exit for rope

Medieval dagger chape fragment
19thC Livery button
Circa 15th to 17th century

Copper-alloy mount; circular, flat;2 integral lugs. Decoration: floral

Roman centurion standard eagle mount
Georgian combination seal ring and pipe tamper - neat relic
18thC toy cannon
1652 John Vanewall of Harwich Essex , (W/IM) hammered copper trade farthing
Very interesting unlisted 1654 John Ray of Sudbury (spelt SUDBBURY) Suffolk hammered copper trade farthing Norweb 4482 (1667)
Stunning 1672 Charles 1st copper halpenny - best I have ever seen

Roman bronze decorated latch key with suspension hole 48.26mm L x 8.83mm x T x 12.45mm H, 17.62g

Saxon period buckle - classic circle decoration - one for the museum

4.73g, 26.71mm L x 12.57mm W

1841 Victorian milled silver 4 pence
AD 1189 Richard 1st hammerd silver short cross cut halfpenny
14thC medieval hammered silver half groat fragment
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver six pence - 3rd issue
1631 -2 Charles 1sr hammered silver penny- Tower mint under Charles
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver two pence
1845 Victorian milled silver 4 pence

This would have been a monster find in one piece

1638 Charles 1st milled silver crown - first of the milled test pieces

Silver mount with glass or stone - reported to museum as potential treasure as it has some age.
Medieval silver hawking bell fragment - reported to museum as potential treasure
17thC Dutch bale seal


17th/18thC Large decorated copper alloy mount with 3 integral lugs

Solid silver decorated pin head probably 15th/16thC Tudor - reported to museum as treasure

1.66g, 9.56mm dia

4thC Roman sent for ID 1.13g, 14.02mm
MN - Cunard Line
In use 1860 - 1901
Maker - Unknown

38th Regiment of foot button

Staffordshire Regiment

17thC spur
18th/19thC spur

James 1st gold angel 2nd coinage revalued - XIs

1920 Irish volunteers button
Navy - not checked books yet
16th/17thC spur buckle
1465 Edward IV silver groat (4 pence) - Norwich mint N on breast - quatrefoils by neck NORWIC
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing Type 2
1614-25 James 1st hammered copper farthing Type 3c

General type Obv. IACO D G MAG BR (IT)


17thC decorated clothing fastener
16th/17thC spur buckle
WWII Royal Marines Infantry
Royal Artillery button
Really chrisp 1603-4
James1st hammered silver penny - thistle mintmark 1st coinage
1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny (41)


Robert FitzWalter - enameled 13thC heraldic shield pendant

Or a fess between two chevrons gules

Robert le FizWater


In 1206 King John refused to agree to Pope Innocent III's choice of Archbishop of Canterbury after his own choice had been rejected. Because the king still challenged the pope, in 1207 he was excommunicated (not allowed to be a member of the church) and an 'interdict' was issued by the pope.

Because of the interdict, the churches closed and their bells fell silent. With the church doors locked, services could not take place. The dead had to be buried in fields instead of in holy ground. People could not marry in church and baptisms had to be carried out in church porches.

King John's excommunication also let off the barons from their oath of loyalty to him. Because they might rebel against him at any time, King John acted quickly against anyone who looked as though they might be disloyal. We know from the Medieval Chronicles that Robert FitzWalter, the 3rd Lord of Dunmow Castle, was accused of plotting to kill King John during a rebellion in 1212. The rebellion was quickly quashed. FitzWalter was outlawed and fled to France.

Eventually in 1213, the Pope told King Philip of France that he could invade England and King John finally agreed to the Pope's terms including his choice of Archbishop. Robert FitzWalter returned home and, with the other Barons, he made peace with King John.

This did not last long, however. It was found that FitzWalter was still plotting against the King and urging for the government to be reformed. Because of this, his home in London, the Castle of Baynard, was almost entirely destroyed

8000 to 12000 BC flint arrow head
Real nice Georgian silver decorated cufflink
Saxon C600 - 775 AD Silver Sceat

1.16g, 10.98mm

Series D (Type 2c) (North 168) EMC 2007.0239.

1852 Victorian milled silver sixpence

1327 - 1335 Edward III Florin hammered silver penny, first coinage


CIVITAS CANTOR - Canterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver cut 1/4 penny (farthing)
Medieval hammered silver cut 1/4 penny (farthing)
Croydon Corporation Transport button (London)
16thC openwork clothing fastener
Georgian intaglio brooch with man kneeling and working
Early bronze decorated dagger pommel - post Roman - one for the museum
Bronze age Terret ring fragment
Chrispy Roman bronze - sent for possible ID
Excellent Military badge - not researched it yet
19thC printing block 'R'
Copper coin - no idea as to it's ID yet
4thC English Roman barbarious radiate coin
17thC Thomas Reynolds bays maker of Colchester hammered copper farthing - undated type
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat ( 2 pence)

'This is a denarius of Trajan (98-117 A.D.) From the "COS V" (5th consulship) in the reverse legend, as well as the form of the obverse legend we can date it to the period of 103-111 A.D. Further research and hoard evidence on the series dates this particular piece to 109 A.D.
Obverse legend: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P. Laureate head right with light drapery on far shoulder. The legend expands to: Imperator Trajan Augustus, Germanicus, Dacicus (titles indicating his victories in Germany and Dacia) Pontifex Maximus (Honorary high priest and head of the State
religion) Tribunicia Potestatum (holder ot the tribunician powers) Trajan was much given to long-winded legends tending towards laundry lists of his honorary titlature.
Reverse legend: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI (Consul for the 5th time, father of the country, by the power of the senate and people of Rome, the Best Prince) Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and leaning on column.
Catalog numbers for this piece are RIC II 126, RSC 83, and SR 3126 It's considered "common"


Cleaned using the oil and lemon juice 'cooked' method

Your piece (a) isn't quite as clear, but it's still easily recognizeable as a denarius of Hadrian, Trajan's successor, who reigned 117-138 A.D. This is from the enormous COS III series. Hadrian was consul only three times so almost all the coins from the end of his period have COS III in their reverse legends - those with only COS III as reverse legend date to 125-128 A.D.
The Obverse legend is similarly simple, from the series with just COS III on reverse, the only Obverse legend was HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS - his laureate head right.
The reverse is a little more problematic, since this series was struck continuously in the years 125-128 A.D., thre are literally dozens of deities and personifications - we have only the object (caduceus? spear?) to go on and even it is unclear in the photo despite tweaking.
I am going to make a guess here - and further cleaning may reveal more detail which will change my interpretation, but on the off chance that the figure is holding a smallish, round shield before herself, that it is Minerva, standing left, legs together, holding small round shield low and spear. Aside from this, the only other possibility I see with the level of detail visible now would be Libertas standing left holding pileus (Freedom
cap) and rod.
Going with Minerva, this is RIC II 154, RSC 297 - if Libertas, it's RIC 175 or RSC 374

As I look at further references, I'm leaning more towards Libertas - we'll have to see whether she's holding out that right hand and if so, what's in it.

2.88g, 17.65

Silver Roman coin sent for ID - 4.72g,18.99

Your piece is going to have to get a little cleaner or show a little more detail before I'll go out on any limbs with it, but if I'm interpreting what I believe to be the obverse correctly, I'm going to make a wild guess it's a Flavian - more likely Vespasian or Titus than Domitian - more than that I cannot say at this time.


1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Bury mint


Roman period bowl with hanger 35.86mm L x 24.99 mm W

Richard 1st (1189 -1190 AD ) hammered silver short cross penny Class 2 X pomme

Canterbury mint - Moneyer GOLDWINE

Edward IV 1461-1470 hammered silver penny - Trefoils each side of neck - Quatrefoil-with-pellet at centre of reverse

1344 - 1351 AD Edward III florin type hammered silver penny


CIVI TAS LONDON - London mint

1242-1247 Henry III hammered silver penny Class 7

Canterbury mint - Moneyer IOAN CHIC

1242 Henry III hammered silver cut qtr penny (farthing)
15thC Lead token - long cross and pellet type
17thC clothing fastener
Medieval seal matix with beast impression
Strapend ?
1696 William III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver sipence
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence) - 2nd issue

1805 Christian VII Skilling, DANSK silver coin

This is 2 Skilling (if it weighs 1.5 g) from Norway under the rule of the Danish King
Christian VII. You can tell that the coin is made in Norway and not in Denmark, by the
crossed hammers dividing the year.

Obverse: Crowned monogram of King Christian VII
Reverse: (2) / SKILLIN(G) / DANSK / SKILLE / MYNT / 18 "hammers" 05 / (I)GM

IGM is the mintmaster Johan Georg Madelung 1797-1806.

18thC Decorated silver spoon bowl inscribed - In Rememberance of Eliz Reitzel
1422 Henry VI hammered silver penny
1554 Mary hammered silver half groat (59)

1787 Denmark Christian VII

This is a 2 1/2 Schilling (or 1/24 Speciesthaler) from Schleswig-Holstein under the Danish King Christian VII. This is 37.5% silver and should weigh 2.8 g.

Obverse: Crowned monogram of Christian VII dividing value (1/24 - SP)
Reverse: 2 1/2 - SCHILLING - SCHLESW.HOLST - COURANT - 1787 - MF

MF is the mintmaster Michael Flor

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny (58)
1839 Victoria milled silver shilling
Sheffield Transport
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Reg
Toy spinning top

1604 - 7 James 1st Irish hammered silver 6 pence - 2nd coinage

Rev TUEATUR UNITA DEUS - May god guard the Kingdom

Obv - IACOBUS D.D. ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX -James by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland

17thC clothing fastener

1242-1247 Henry III hammered silver penny Class 8b

Oxford Mint - Moneyer HENRI

1892 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1910 Edward VII milled silver 3 pence
Circa 1437 French Crown with ornaments type jetton - Paris Mint
Gold nugget probably Celtic Circa 1stC - reported as treasure to Colchester museum and will be tested by British museum 2.17g,6.73mm

1280 - 1286 Alexander III 2nd coinage Class 1



REV REX SCOTORUM - King of Scots (61)

Military button - not checked ref books yet
1929 Danmark coin
Italian Navy ?

1242-1247 Henry III hammered silver penny Class 8b

Canterbury Mint - Moneyer NICHOLE

1199 King John hammered silver penny Class 5b 16.78mm,1.10g

Mint NOR (Northampton) - Moneyer ROBERT T


Roman bronze dagger quillion 28.79mm dia,5.12g
1895 Victorian milled silver 6 pence
Great condition 1826 George IV milled silver shillinh (12 pence)
19thC livery button
19thC hunting button
4thC Roman - sent for ID 5.52g, 23.44mm
Military button - not checked ref books yet
1554 Mary hammered silver groat
Early bronze pin
9th Regiment of foot silver spoon ?
15thC Jetton - not checked ref books yet
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat made in to a pendant (65)
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
20thC sterling silver locket
17thC bronze pocket sundial fragment
Masons button ?
19thC livery button
Navy button - not checked ref books yet
Dublin fire brigade
Stunning early 15thC Jetton
not in ref books
Late medieval decorative mount with 2 integral lugs
18thC silver thimble fragment
Nive early decorated crotal beel
Navy button - not checked ref books yet
1818 George III milled silver sixpence

1577 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence - 3rd issue

Eglantine mintmark

1643-4 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)

Worcs or Shrewd mint


Victorian 'model' farthing
1696 Willaim III gold guinea coin weight
16thC bronze thimble
1stC Roman Dolphine type fibula brooch
C 10thC Saxon key
Georgian fob seal

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