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13th June 2019 - More updates and exports
I have been busy updating the individual find pages below with finds from the 2nd half of the season. Lots more export license application have been made and full find lists and pictures posted on the closed members forum.
I have been updating the free forum competition page with the latest competition count as I process the export pouches. Make sure you have a guess at the new competition after voting for your favourite find of the year.
8th May 2019 Last hunt of the season and they smashed it again
Top team - Va Brian, Va Phill, Lo Ashely,Tx Ali,Tx Josh, Tx Scott W and Texas Scott J
Ashley presents Tx Scott J for last years 'Pouch of the Year' award.
Tx Scott W, Ashley and Tx Scott J for last years 'team winners' medallion and shield
Tx Ali's 50 BC Uninscribed 'P' gold - 'Trophy' Type - 1/4 Celtic gold coin - 1.35g, 11.31mm - sent to CCI for recording
Beaded trophy quater, ABC 2243, BMC 435, not in VA. Extremely rare, 10 others known. An interesting Essex type because of its Kentish associations (derived from the Kentish trophy issue but a separate type), it may have been struck by an otherwise unknown offshoot of the Cantii.
Early 1660 -2 Charles II milled silver half groat - this legend CAROLVS.II.D.G
For the 3rd season in a row Louisiana Ashley's last late season hunt has earned them the club's 'team of the year' award. This team has their own bus and stay in self catering accommodation, they always come in late April when everyone and his mum in the club has hunted the land from Sept. On most of the 300 + fields we have to search the wheat is too high this time of year to detect on so they have a very restricted land choice of just brown fields. No new land was available but they had the odd field here and there on some of our great old Celtic sites we have had as a club for 14 years. These guys made it look like no one had ever hunted them and smashed our 2nd best ever gold count with 5 pieces to make the total for the year 63. Gold page. Not content with the gold they found, they also popped 2 Saxon silver sceats and a loads of hammered silver coins and widgets. I have posted a load of them on to the last hunt page and still have loads more to upload yet. Latest finds page
So that's it for this season and now I have to get on with all the export license application preparations. I have launched the new free forum competition for the coming season to win another free trip and it is also time for members to vote for their favourite 'find of the year'. More details on members forum.
1762 George III milled gold half guinea - love token
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered gold half pound coin - (10 shillings, 120 pence)
Spink ref S2520
1 Ecu d'Or 1494-1547 France Ecu d'Or au Soleil, François Ier à la Croisette
Obverse legend : (SOLEIL) FRANCISCVS: D: GRA: FRANCOVM REX. (MM). (TRÈFLE).
1634-5 Charles 1st hammered silver sixpence - bell mint mint
Medieval seal matrix - cleaning in order to take a wax impression
By my count on the database there are 4 boars' heads coouped with legend CREDE MICHI, 2 with PRIVE/PREVE SV, 1 LEGE TEGE and 1 "IE SV CEI IEL" [which must be IE SV SEL LEL] -- if you orient it so that the head is exactly horizontal, you'll see the "New Readers start here" star exactly at 12 o'clock where it should be, and then one of the few letters I can make out is the prominent V -- exactly where it should be for PRIVE/PREVE and I think I can see the following SV ... BUT! the lettering seems to continue, so if it is PRIVE SV or PREVE SV, there must be another word or two after that, e.g. E LEL (and loyal/faithful) which I think does sometimes occur as an extension of the simple PRIVE SV -- I'm not saying yours DOES say E LEL -- merely quoting that as an example!
What a rare relic - 17thC clothing fastener with the 1649 Commonwealth double shield design
Primary Saxon silver sceat 600- 700 AD - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID
(EMC 2019.0156) is Series E, Plumed Bird variety
Primary Saxon silver sceat 600- 700 AD - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID
Series B II (Type 27b) as EMC 2019.0155.
12th April 2019 - Rare Dragon type Celtic found
Celtic gold qtr stater - not certain of tribe yet- send for recording and ID
50 BC Clacton Dragon type
Great find, it's a new reverse variant of the British F 'Dragon' type, ABC 2353 for an earlier version with open-mouthed beast clearly visible and DK 422 for a later, jumbled variant; all the known examples are from the same obverse die, here seen quite worn.
All the bestJohn
Georgia Doug, hunting new land, popped our first ever Dragon type Celtic gold qtr stater above, amazing find. Lots more great finds posted to the latest finds page. 2018 March finds page.
Also check out this years gold finds Gold page.
Early medieval hooked hanger
Romano-British protected loop terret
'Protected loop terrets are usually considered to be Roman and dating to the late first and second centuries AD'
Stunning silver mounted Georgian intaglio
2ndC Roman silver coin - hoard addendum reported to museum
450 million year old fossil
Sea Urchin Echinoid
2nd April 2019 - More amazing gold finds and silver
The guys are on fire and are close to beating our 2nd best ever gold season we have had with 57 pieces found so far. Check out this years gold finds Gold page.
I have posted a lot of Roman silvers and hammered silver coins to the latest finds page and some great excellent relics.March 2019 finds page.
c25-35 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold full stater - reported to PAS
'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 including at least one coin in the British Museum (BMC 1819 in Hobbs's Catalogue of Iron Age coins in the BM).
CCI 19.1423 - Cuno Plastic stater: this is the ABC 2786 type, which comes in two common varieties, one with a ringed pellet below the horse and the other with a pellet only (as on this coin). The rare ABC 2789 type reads CVNOB, unlike this one, which reads CVNO on other examples from this reverse, with no B.
10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold Linear type qtr stater - reported to PAS
Ladder main - branch above
Ref ABC 2810 - Rare
Weird tiny debased gold coin - Celtic ?? sent to Fitzswilliam museum for their views
CCI 19.1426 - base AV ?blank
The side with the lines resembles the 'design' on Gallo-Belgic Bb Crossed Lines quarters, but the weight is barely half what it should be and it looks much too base.
It's most likely to be a blank for an unknown, possible Iron Age, type, or perhaps an early Saxon issue if the weight and fineness corresponds to any of them.
Trinovantes Clacton type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - reported as hoard addendum
Ancient looking bright yellow rolled gold sheet reported as potential treasure to museum
3.11g,17.38mm L x 3.47mm T
C600 -775 Saxon silver sceat - sent for recording and ID to EMC
Many thanks for this very helpful information about the find, which is EMC 2019.0125.
2ndC Roman silver coin - sent for ID
Very nice – I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this is Domitian since the name is so clearly readable on the obverse. He was Vespasian’s younger son and the last of Suetonius’ “12 Caesars”, that’s Gaius Julius through the Flavian dynasty, ~ the end of the 1st century AD. He also came to be hated and feared nearly on a level with folks like Caligula and Nero due to his increasing paranoia and reactionary policies.
Domitian, (81-96) as Caesar under Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AR denarius, Mint of Rome, 79 AD.
1762 George III milled gold qtr guinea love token
Not sure of this type yet - similar to 50 BC Maldon Wheel type sent for recording and ID from PAS
Stunning gilded Viking type bronze harness pendant
2ndC Roman Zoomorphic enamelled brooch - bird type
17th March 2019 - More amazing super rare coins found
10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold Linear type qtr stater - reported to PAS
Ladder main - branch above
Ref ABC 2810 - Rare
10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold Classic Bow type qtr stater - reported to PAS
Ref Rudd 75 57 - Excessively rare
10-40 AD Cunobelinus 'Spiky' silver unit
Obv Head L, spiky hair CAMV in front,occ CAM with VL behind/Seated victory r,holding bowl or wine cup int,hand.CVNO below chair
Ref ABC 2855 VA 2045 - Very rare
It's a class 3 Great Waltham type quarter, no. 400 in Divided Kingdoms (same dies), essentially a slightly later and cruder version of the Ingoldisthorpe quarter, which is class 2 in the British Ab/Ac north-east Thames series. I list 14 other examples in DK but there are at least 15 now.
Hope this is of some help,
All the best
1821 George IV milled gold sovereign
70 BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater- reported as hoard addendum to museum - tiny undersized coin
As you say, it's a standard Gallo-Belgic D type from the early Gallic War period. I think the clue to its very low weight probably lies in the very irregular flan, which suggests that it was either struck on an abnormal, mis-shapen blank, not intended for use, or that it has been clipped in antiquity to illegally siphon off gold, much as medieval silver was clipped. Difficult to be sure but clipping is more likely,
All the best
What a fantastic 2nd week of hunting by the guys with some very rare coins found. I have posted hundreds of other great finds onto the new hunt page.March 2019 finds page. I have updated the gold page which now stands at 50 as I have yet to post a solid gold watch winder found by Cal George. Check out this years gold finds Gold page. German Andy found our first ever complete Saxon strap divider below, amazing that it is in one piece. On our Saxon harness page we have only ever found pieces of them before, great find. Saxon Harness page. Virg Marj popped two of the Celtic's found above and both are rare, only our 2nd ever Great Waltham type gold qtr stater above and a Cunobelinus 'Spiky' silver unit. Ill Andrew found the excessively rare rated Cunobelin Bow type qtr stater which is stunning. Ny Jay on the first morning of his first ever trip here popped the Cunobelin Linear type, man that is newbie luck. So many really nice hammered silver to post here on this news page so check out all the other finds on the March 2019 finds page.
Complete late Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) to early Medieval cast copper alloy harness fitting. This is an Anglo-Scandinavian design and dates from circa AD 1000 to 1150.
This artefact is a strap distributor, formed of a central lozengeform section with a domed circular boss. The reverse of the boss is slightly hollow. There is a projecting arm from each corner of the lozenge; the arms are sub-rectangular with concave sides. Each arm terminates in an incomplete loop which would have secured leather straps.
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Taco'd 19thC Victorian milled gold half sovereign
Roman silver hoard coin addendum No47 - reported to museum and sent for ID
This one is Caracalla, 198-217 A.D. AR denarius, Mint of Rome, 199 A.D.
Early gold ring - no hallmarks
BC Republican Roman silver coin sent for ID
T. Carisius. 46 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 4.05 g, 4h). Rome mint. Head of Sibyl Herophile right, hair elaborately decorated with jewels and enclosed in a sling, tied with bands / Sphinx seated right; T • CARISIVS above, III • VIR in exergue. Crawford 464/1; CRI 69; Sydenham 983a; Carisia 11; BMCRR Rome 4061; RBW 1613
9th March 2019 - Amazing hunting and more beauty gold
Simply stunning 1777 George III milled gold half guinea
Ancient gold band - possible wrist torc fragment - reported as treasure to museum
11.16g, 4.33mm dia x 49.12mm L
The 2nd team of the season have been having an amazing hunt having set a club record on hammered silver coins found by any team, I have posted dozens of them on to the latest finds page. March 2019 finds page
They have also popped two more really crisp Roman silver hoard addendum coins below taking the total out of the 'pot' to 46 now . Big tanks to Mark Lehman our Roman expert for his great ID's. I have not had any feedback yet with the 44 other Roman silver coins lodged with the British Museum. We have been trying our hardest to locate the actual pot with no success yet. Italy Nick also found another coin to add to the Saxon silver sceat hoard we found in Sept taking the total now to 11. This one is well crispy and cannot be cleaned as hoards have to be taken to the museum in the condition they are dug. Can Bill also found another Saxon sceat on a different site that Dr Martin at the Fitzwilliam museum has ID'd and recorded on the EMC database below.
Ill Mike, who has been hunting here for 12 years, finally got the monkey off his back with one of the best looking milled gold coins I have ever seen dug. They were out searching for another one of those 'duck egg sized' gold ingots and he popped the beauty, sucker it mint. Org Stuart popped another Celtic hoard addendum gold coin a mint 70 BC Morini boat tree Celtic gold qtr. Fl Paul added a thick chunk off a possible wrist torc to the gold count which has been reported as treasure to the museum.
Check out this years gold finds Gold page
It will be interesting to see what the curator at the BM makes of this find. There have been too many neat finds to post on the news page so check out the rest I have posted on the March 2019 finds page.
70 BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater- reported as hoard addendum to museum
Crisp Roman silver coin sent for ID
Hadrian, 117-138 A.D. AR denarius, Mint of Rome, 135 A.D.
Nice one for a dugup in agricultural fields. You got this one more or less just in time before it suffered more significant degradation from the fertilizers and pesticides.
These are hard to find 1709 Anne milled silver shilling (12 pence)
Huge Victorian silver jewelry item - registered number 330 S
C600 -775 Saxon silver sceat - sent for recording and ID to EMC
Thanks for this Series D (Type 2c), which I have recorded as EMC 2019.0088.
13thC vessica seal matrix
It's our old friend CREDE MICHI -- "believe me" -- i.e. you can believe what is written beneath this seal as being genuine. The lettering is not perfect however! I'd transcribe CREDE [M]IChI. -- possible that the letter before the final C is meant to be MI ligatured, but if so, it's been bungled!
Keep 'em coming -- and, ideally, nice easy ones like this!
Roman silver hoard coin addendum No46 - reported to museum and sent for ID
Continuing with the theme of less-than-pleasant emperors:
Caracalla (198-217 AD), as co-emperor with Septimius Severus, 198-209 AD. AR denarius, issued 207 AD.
Rx: PONTIF TR P X COS II securitas enthroned right, at her ease in seat with cornucopiae as arms; head propped on right hand, holding scepter with left; small altar before her.
Roman silver hoard coin addendum No45 - reported to museum and sent for ID
Commodus. Son of Marcus Aurelius, his sole reign marked the end of the era of “The Good Emperors”. He slowly went crazy, and by the end of his reign/life had convinced himself he was the reincarnation of Hercules and was regularly fighting wild beasts in the arena. This was not considered correct or appropriate behavior for an emperor, to say the least – plus he was an all-around shit to everyone, highly paranoid, and tended to have any foe, real or imagined, executed. He was portrayed, extremely inaccurately from an historical standpoint, as the main antagonist in the movie “Gladiator”. They made him evil enough, but nowhere nearly so bat-poo unhinged as he was in real life.
Commodus, sole reign, 180-192 A.D. AR denarius issued 186 A.D.
25th Feb 2019 - Great start to the 2nd half of the season with a couple Celtic gold
40-30 BC Trinovantes Rowntree Fern leaf Celtic gold qtr stater
Wreath crossed by spike with 3 pellets,crescents below,stylised hair above
Annulate horse r,grooved tail, fern like motiff above, cogwheel sun below
Sent to PAS for recording
This isn't the Tring Wheel type, it's a Fern Leaf quarter, DK 442, ABC 2362; they're a little rarer than the Tring Wheels, this is the fifth recorded example.
If you'd like to send a findspot (parish only) I'll do a CCI card for it, PAS have given up using Index numbers and are just giving their own unique reference code.
All the best
Nice to get back out there hunting after the half season break. Wash Tom, who has been coming here for 10 years popped his first ever Celtic gold coin on the the very first day of the hunt. He was using the power of the CTX 3030 machine programmed with all the previous hoard coins locations marked on his screen, he popped another hoard addendum coin fragment in between the flags he put out. Not the best example in the world but it counts!! What is amazing is later in the week he popped a 2nd Celtic gold on new land and it is an excessively rare and totally mint Fern leaf design, our first ever of that type. I thought it was Tring type but the CCI's comments above make it even rarer. Tom had a hell of a hunt this week and also found our best ever debased Henry VIII front facing bust type in mint condition, especially for a coin with this low a grade of silver content. His mate Bill found a very unusual 18thC Indian gold fanim, holed to be used as a pendant. Bill also got a half of a Cunobelin Celtic silver unit.
The guys have left now and the next team in arrives Saturday.
Coin from same hoard
50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' gold stater - reported to museum as hoard addendum
These are very rare to find and our best ever debased 1544-7 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - bust 2 - 3rd issue
Mint mark Lis - CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR -Canterbury mint
Toward the end of Henry VIII's reign, the silver was progressively debased from 9oz.2dwt. (.758) in 1544, through 6oz.2dwt (.508) in 1545, to 4oz.2dwt. (.342) in 1546. At this last standard, the blanched silver surface of the coins soon wore away to reveal the copper alloy beneath which earned for Henry the nickname 'Old Coppernose'.
1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver farthing ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type
n 1158 a monetary reform was introduced in England which was of sufficient importance for the contemporary chroniclers to record that 'a new money was made, which was the sole currency of the kingdom.' This coinage is notorious for its ugly appearance, bad craftsmanship and careless execution. It continued till 1180, and is named after a large hoard which was found at Tealby, Lincolnshire, in 1807
10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic silver unit
18thC Indian debased gold Fanim pendant
Fascinating coin - initially thought is was Saxon silver sceat as the size matches. I do not recognise the markings and have sent it off to Fitzwilliam museum for ID and recording. Is it probably an Indian debased gold Fanim pendant?
14th Feb 2019 Season restarts on Saturday - New electronic export system proposed
Our new site https://colchestertreasurehunting.com/news/ is suffering constant malfunctions with Word Press and I have not been able to update the news page regularly. I have reinstated this, our original site, to post regular updates.
The 2nd half of the season kicks off on Saturday with a special early 10 day hunt with Wash Tom's team. Then a short break and the main hunts start on the 3rd March.
The first half of the season produced 35 gold finds so we are on target for a great season final total. Several of the gold finds like the duck egg sized gold nugget and our first ever Celtic gold votive offering are in with a shout for possible finds pf the year.
1. 1582 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - bell mint mark
I have been beavering away completing the last of the export applications for all the guys pouches from Sept/Oct and a load of approved export licenses have already been returned, name lists posted onto the members forum. This is a very time consuming process where every piece of metal over 50 years old has to be photographed and itemised and it can be up to 10 + pages per guy. I have to then print off 3 colour copies of the word document + a triple carbonated export application form. This has to be then physically posted, a huge number of trees are cut down to eventually get an export license approved and returned to me. Again the physical officially stamped export license together with one of a my word documents officially stamped is sent back to me in the post. I have been doing this for over 15 years so I have just taken it as read. However brilliant news, behind the scenes they are now talking about a totally electronic replacement version and I was invited to a meeting to give my input on a the new proposed electronic replacement service. It will give me the ability complete the same work on line and fire it off to export duties in box. I will be able to log on to their system and be able to monitor its process. Currently every export application I make has to be physically sent by export duty onto a specialist advisor at the British Museum to vet that none of the finds is of National Importance or constitute a possible hoard or treasure. All the processes surrounding an export application are very slow and time consuming and the only way to find out where the application is in the process is make a phone call to export duty.
More missed finds have been posted to the last finds page 2018Octfinds
I have created a new finds page ready for the kick off on Saturday. 2019Febfinds. All new finds will be posted there as they are made.
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Roman gold coin send for ID
Well, even though Roman gold is way out of the orbit in which I normally travel, I see absolutely no reason to question its authenticity. I presume you know this is an aureus of Claudius. It’s obviously clear enough overall that there should be no doubt about the legends, but for the sake of form:
My congratulations to all involved – well found!
New March 2018 finds page to started
Latest news is now posted directly to our new Colchestertreasurehunting.com modern web page. This is our new replacement web site with searchable features and mobile device freindly.
Colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk will continue in tandem as a reference database for all the 14 years of historical finds.
Lastest finds are always posted to
29th Oct 2016 10 day break and new web site- Gold ring vid
Short Video of Medieval Gold Ring find
The last team of guys left last Saturday and I have been tied up with our new web site fine tuning the off line database. I now have the ability to do updates off line and upload as a group to make thing quicker.
I have still have a load of the guys finds from last week to upload yet to the latest finds page 2016 Oct finds page.
The next team of guys in arrives on the 3rd Nov for 10 days and then we break for the first half off the season.
I have updated this years gold page with another couple of modern pieces of gold years gold page
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Cast copper alloy
This instrument has a globular knopped handle at the hinge. There is a small ridge just below the knop on the outer edge of each of the arms. The upper sections of each arms is flattened and one is recessed to accommodate the other. The arms then change shape to have a square cross-section before tapering to form points. There are some decorative facets on the inner edges of the arms near the flattened upper section. There is no evidence of maker's marks.
Similar dividers have been recorded on The Portable Antiquities Scheme database. For example, see finds: LON-33D734; NMS-886014; LVPL-6DBFA6.
Stunning Victorian gold pendant with stones and pearls
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 '
10th Oct 2016 More gold and stonking relics
1806 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea
I have posted huge number of great silver and relics to the latest finds page 2016 Oct finds page. The guys have been finding an unusual number of milled silver on new land including florins and half crowns that I have posted to that page. NC Jeff found a stunning Roman votive offering figurine below which is a definite 'find of the year' contender and then Idaho Mike found his first ever gold coin find with a neat George III third guinea. Casey popped a 104 BC Roman silver republican coin in remarkable condition for it's age and Mark Lehman has sent his complete ID below.
I have updated this years gold page with another piece of modern gold years gold page
Roman bronze votive figurine
18.88g, 27.2mm L x 18mm H x 16.23 mm W
Medieval lead bust mount
Large stone fossil
Very unusual to have a c13thC 'round type' medieval seal matrix with suspension loop. Normally the vessica type seals are suspension but round types are always bell type.
Early BC Republican silver Roman coin - sent for ID
Okay, I have it:
AR Denarius - Coelia 2 - C. Coelius Caldus, 104 BC.
Obv: Helmeted head of Roma left.
Crawford/RRC 318/1a; Sydenham/CRR 582; SRCV 196; BMC 1435-62; Babelon/RSC Coelia 2.
10th Oct 2016 More stunning finds
Roman glass bottle
Saxon 978 - 1016 AD Æthelred II's Long Cross type hammered silver penny - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and final ID
This is Æthelred II Long Cross type, London mint, moneyer Ædwold.
The guys have been having a great hunt and I have posted loads more really great hammered silver and relics to the latest finds page 2016 Oct finds page. Seattle Casey added another Saxon silver penny to the disclaimed hoard from last year with a very crisp Æthelred II Long Cross type that Dr Martin has ID'd as the moneyer Ædwold. Ill Tim found a neat pure gold collar stud that I have added to this years gold page years gold page. Chicago Ron found the largest medieval seal matrix below I have seen and it is mint shape.
I still have tons more great finds to upload to the the latest finds page.
Victorian solid gold collar stud
Extra large 13thC seal matrix - sacrificial lamb impression
The central design of a lamb with flag is often accompanied by the inscription ECCE AGNUS DEI, although that is not the case with that example.
Very unusual gilded fretwork early medieval harness pendant
205 million years old fossil
Name: Clypeus plotti
Medieval complete purse bar and swivel
14thC Heraldic medieval shield pendant - rampant Lion with enameled inlay
" Per Pale or and vert overall a lion rampant gules".
4th Oct 2016 Gob-smacking gold finds
Spectacular c13thC medieval gold annular brooch
+AMOR VINCIT OMNIA -(Love Conquers All)
2.55g, 18mm dia
Reported as treasure to museum
1361- 69 Edward III hammered gold qtr nobel - Treaty period, Large pellet at centre of reverse cross
Obv EDWAR DEI GRAC ANGL D
Pen Christy popped the most gob-smacking medieval gold annular brooch I have ever seen and in mint condition, easily a find of the year contender. I have reported it to the museum and landowner as treasure. Chicago Ron then added his first ever medieval hammered gold coin find to take his impressive gold coin total 18 gold coins. He is our most successful gold coin finder in the clubs history and 90 % of his gold coin finds are ancient Celtic staters. Nh Tom popped the stunning medieval enameled harness pendant below and our club researchers are scanning the Heraldic Rolls to try and find the owner. It looks like a jester facing left. Another one of my favourite finds below is the 'scum class' early railway ticket/badge below? Mail me with any info you might have on was use this plaque was used for please.
I posted a load more great silver coins and widgets to the latest finds page and trying to mirror the new site.2016 Oct finds page
Stunning 13thC enameled heraldic pendant - researching family
The Newcastle & North Shields Railway opened in June 1839 from a temporary terminus in Carliol Square in Newcastle upon Tyne to North Shields. The railway was absorbed by the Newcastle & Berwick Railway in November 1844. The Newcastle & Berwick Railway was itself absorbed by the York, Newcastle & Berwick Railway, and this became part of the North Eastern Railway in 1854.
The average speed of express trains in 1841 was 31–34 miles per hour (50–55 km/h).Third-class carriages were painted light green, and the first was 20 feet 8 inches (6.30 m) long and 7 feet 9 inches (2.36 m) wide, did not have doors and carried 60 passengers. First class carriages were painted crimson, maroon, and in one case a rich light scarlet claret edged with yellow and second-class passengers were light brown and vermilion.
1st Oct 2016 Stonking gold ring - new 2016 Oct finds page created - Last day for POTY
I have created a new 2016 Oct finds page as the Sept one is now massive. 'Pouch of the year' voting by members ends tonight at 2355 GMT, mail me your vote and also guess at this years forum comp to win a weeks free trip next season.
I have posted loads more great relics and silver coins to the new Oct and Sept hunt pages, I am backed up with finds and have tons more great hammered silver to post yet. Marl Scott did it again with a monster gold 15thC ring off new land, not content with his Saxon gold shilling find from a few days ago !!. Can Ron also popped a neat little treasure with a 16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fastener in great shape.
I have updated this years gold page
Medieval inscribed gold ring - no hall marks - reported as treasure to museum
'IIIy GOD is al '“My God is al[l]”.
Saxon Stirrup terminal
1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1 Type F
Obv EDWARD DG ANGL REX Z FRANC D hYB
Rev POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (outer)
CIVITAS LONDON (Mint) (inner)
Late medieval lock
c1000BC Bronze Age casting slag, includes a fragment of a socketed axe bottom right
17thC working toy petronel (pistol)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
The toy is based on the match-lock 'petronels' of the 16th and 17th Centuries
16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fastener - reported as treasure to museum
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Brad's gold medieval gold statue
English Saxon gold coin found
Double Cunobelin Celtic gold
Chicago Reid's Roman gold ring
NS Andy's Saxon strap end
Medieval Iconic gold ring find
First Celtic gold of the season
Celtic Woad cosmetic grinder and Jeff Roman Pecker find
Viking silver strap end- Rare Roman silver coin finds
Great Saxon silver finds Offa Rex - Coenwulf - Hammered gold
Villa Dig - Roman gold - Celtic gold hoard found
Can Majos and Mass Bills gold rings - Texas Dave's hammered gold
Roman gold coin - Mass Bruce's axe hoard
2000BC Axe - Boston Buds Saxon gold