Find of the Month 2017

MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE

1. To be eligible for the monthly competition, the Coin/Artefact must have been recently found by the person who is entering it.

2. Any item put on the table which is considered to be of doubtful provenance, will not be accepted for the monthly competition.

 

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January

COIN

 

 First - Henry VI groat Calais mint 1432-1436, Blane Cowie.

 

Second - Saxon sceat, Perry Coote.

 

Third - Elizabeth I sixpence 1568, Sheridan Vaughan.

 

ARTEFACT

First - Purse bar 1500, Perry Coote.

 

Second - Nut crackers, Sheridan Vaughan.

 

Third - Bronze age axe mould (1150-800 BC), Julie Argent.

 

February

COIN

 

First - Edward the Elder penny 899-924, Ian Horn.

 

Second - Harthacnute Jewel cross penny Moneyer Leofwine, Liam Argent.

 

Third - Saxon Sceatta porcupine, Peter Barden.

 

ARTEFACT


First - Chessman seal, Perry Coote.


Second - Saxon strapend, Sheridan Vaughan.

 

Third - Victorian gold stick pin, Nick Argent.

 

March

COIN

 

First - Henry VIII halfpenny London mint, Sheridan Vaughan.

 

Second - Edward long cross farthing London mint, Mark Fletcher.

 

Third - Henry II cut half (Tealby) 1154-1189, Mick White.

 

ARTEFACT

  

First - Saxon small long brooch trefoil design 600-700AD, Nick Argent.

 

Second - Coin weight Portuguese one eighth Johannes 1746-48, Liam Argent.

 

Third - Rowel spur 1650, Julie Argent.

 

April

COIN

 

First - Gallo-Belgic gold stater Full flan 150-50BC, Nick Storry

 

Second - Elizabeth I shilling 1560-1561, Perry Coote

 

Third - Charles I shilling 1639-1640, Liam Argent

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Tudor pin 16th century, Perry Coote

 

Second - Iron Age La Tene Type 3 brooch 1stBC-1stAD, Liam Argent

 

Third - Roman figurative mount 2nd century, Mike Steele

 

May

COIN

 

First - Roman Domitian denarius 1st century, Dave Knipe.

 

Second - Christian IV Denmark 1 skilling 1621 Privy mark bird, Liam Argent.

 

Third - William III shilling 1697, Sheridan Vaughan. 

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Early medieval gold bracteate, Dave Knipe.

  

Second - Key and dagger pendant 1355 Heald family crest, Sheridan Vaughan.

 

Third - Romano-British cosmetic grinder, Melinda Barham.

 

June

COIN

 

First - Domitian denarius 81-90AD, Dave Knipe.

 

Second - Saxon sceat Primary type Series A 680-700AD, Liam Argent.


Third - Elizabeth I halfpenny 1582-1600,Tony Robson.

 

ARTEFACT

 

 First - Medieval chessman seal, Perry Coote.

 

Second - 15/16th century buckle, Liam Argent.

 

Third - Early 1920's RAF uniform button.

 

July

COIN

 

First - Henry III voided longcross penny 1247-1252, Julie Argent.

 

Second - Elizabeth I sixpence 1375 Eglantine mintmark, Liam argent.

 

 Third - John voided shortcross cut half 1199-1216, Nick Argent.

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Buckle 13/14th century Suffolk type, Liam Argent.

 

Second - Spur buckle 1620-1680, Julie Argent.

 

Third - Harness bell heavily tinned brass embossed makers mark 'T' 18th century, Roy Sansom.


August

COIN 

 

First - Cunobelinus Biga quarter stater 8-41AD, Julie Argent.

 

Second - Edward I halfpenny London mint 1272-1307, Nick Argent.

 

Third - Henry III voided longcross penny Henri on Lunde, Tony Robson.


ARTEFACT

 

 First - Papal bulla 13th century Pope Gregory X Circa 1210-1276, Don Morris.

 

Second - Medieval 14th century horse harness pendant, Liam Argent.

 

Third - Cast copper alloy sword/dagger pommel 1450-1600, Bruce Thirkettle.

 

September

COIN

 

First - Bognor cogwheel type quarter stater, John Moorton.


Second - Stephen penny London mint 1150-1154, Blane Cowie.

 

Third - Henry VIII halfpenny 1509-1547, Nick Argent.

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Bronze Age axe head 1100-800BC, Dan Holland.

 

Second - Votive axe bronze Roman 150AD, Terry Ive.

 

Third - Late 17th cent. Silver thimble Cupids/cherubs heart design, Julie Argent.

 

October

COIN

 

First - Cnut penny short cross 1029-1035, Tony Robson.

 

Second - Tasciovanus Braided hair silver unit 20BC-10AD, Dave Winchester.

 

Third - James II cuirassed bust tin farthing 1684-87, Peter Barden.

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Celtic mount anthropomorphic, Dave Winchester.

 

Second - 17th cent. Posy ring "In silence and in hope" Betrothal ring, Tony Robson.


Third - Late bronze age bead 900BC, Liam argent.

 

November

COIN


 First - Saxon sceat Primary phase Series B 680-700 AD, Liam Argent

 

 Second - Elizabeth I Irish shilling 1561, Perry Coote

 

 Third - Henry III Irish penny Dublin mint 1251-1254, Roy sansom

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - 12th cent. Norman gold gilded mount zoomorphic design, Nick Argent.

 

 

Second - Bronze Age axe head socketed and loop, Peter Minshall 

 

Third - 18th cent. Ram rod holder inscribed "VIII" , Liam Argent

 

December

COIN

 

First - Gold stater Cunobelin 10-40 AD, Dan Holland.

 

Second - King John penny Moneyer Abel, London mint, Roy Sansom.

 

Third - Theodosius silver siliqua 399-395 AD, Liam Argent.

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - 16th Cent. Casket key, Liam Argent.

 

Second - 16th cent. cast thimble spiral dot pattern, Tony Robson.

 

Third - 18th cent. Crotal/Rumbler bell, Melinda Barham.