Find of the Month 2016

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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 - Roman siliqua, Mick White.

Second - William the Lion of Scotland 1164, Perry Coote.


Third - Henry VIII half groat York Archbishop Wolsey 1514-26, Mike Steele.

 

ARTEFACT

First - Roman disk brooch 2nd century, Dave Winchester.

Second - Victorian sweetheart brooch, Philip Price.


Third - Roman fibula brooch 1st/2nd century, Liam Argent.

 

February

COIN

  

First - Saxon sceat, Liam Argent.

  

Second - Roman denarius Republican, Ray McIntosh.

 

Third - Henry VI half groat Calais mint, Dave Winchester.

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Charles II silver button 1662, Lynn Chesterman.

 

Second - Brass octagonal advertising token 1840-1846 St Pauls churchyard London, Mike Steele.

 

Third - Half laurel of James 1st coin weight 1619-1625 4.32g value 10 shillings, Mick White. 

 

March

COIN

First - Celtic silver unit, Dave Knipe.


Second - Porcupine sceat Series E, Dave Winchester.


Third - Gold Charles II half guinea 1669 First-Laureate bust, Nick Argent.


ARTEFACT


First - Medieval buckle complete, Dave Knipe.


Second - Anglo-Saxon small long brooch 6th/7th century, Mike Steele.


Third - Hawking bell, John O'Leary.

 

April

COIN

 

First - Silver Ecen unit Mid 1st cent. AD, Melinda Barham.

 

Second - Denarius, Peter James.

 

Third - George III sixpence, Peter Minshall.


ARTEFACT

 

First - Spur, Dave Knipe.

  

Second - Hawking bell 13/14th century, Nick Argent.

Third - Victorian brooch, Peter Minshall.


May

COIN


First - Aretas Camel King Republican denarius 58BC, Julie Argent.

 

Second - Elizabeth I sixpence 1575 3rd issue 1561-77 mm eglantine, Peter Minshall

 

Third - Charles II milled shilling 1668 (rare), Nick Argent.

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Part of Bronze Age spearhead loop & socket 2000-800BC, Peter Minshall.

 

Second - Charles II Scottish eighth dollar turned into pendant 1677, Liam Argent. 

 

Third - German 8ct gold ring pre 1950's , Blane Cowie.

 

June

COIN

 

First - Sestertius of Faustina I Wife of Antonius Pius AD 131, Peter Minshall.

 

Second - Elizabeth I Three halfpence 1561 (Rare), Liam Argent.


Third - Queen Anne sixpence 1703, Nick Argent.


ARTEFACT

 

First - Medieval iconographic ring 15th century - silver, Nick Argent.

 

Second - Pilgrims ampulla (Walsingham), Julie Argent.

 

Third - Saxon strapend zoomorphic, Liam Argent.

 

July

COIN

 

First - Elizabeth I sixpence 1569, Liam Argent.

 

Second - Elizabeth I sixpence 1562, Mick White. 

 

Third - Henry III voided long cross penny (folded in half), Julie Argent.

 

ARTEFACT


First - Henry VI Salut d'or coin weight, Peter James. 

 

Second - Silver compass fob chain 1820, Mick White. 

 

Third - Charles I half groat love token/pendant 1625-1649, Julie Argent.

 

August

COIN

 

First - Edward penny, Philip Price.

 

Second - Roman ae3, Jill Holland. 

 

Third - Mary groat 1553-4, Tony Robson.

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Roman god Jupiter figurine, Peter Barden.

 

Second - Part of purse bar, Don Morris.

 

Third - Snake buckle, Tony Robson.

 

September

COIN

 

First - Saxon sceat, Perry Coote.

 

Second - James I sixpence, Mick White.

 

Third - Edward IV groat Light coinage. Bristol mint.1466-1467 Nick Argent

 

ARTEFACT

First - Saxon equal arm brooch 8/9th century, Perry Coote.

 

Second - Medieval cruciform harness pendant 1200-1400, Don Morris

 

Third - Medieval heraldic pendant Adam de Cokefield 13th C Liam Argent.

 

October

COIN

 

First - Henry I fleury type 1100-35, Roy Sansom.

 

 

Second - Celtic silver unit 40BC, David Alexander.

 

 

Third - Charles I halfcrown, Dave Knipe.


 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Gold angel coin weight (St Michael spearing dragon) 10 shillings 1465-1603, Liam Argent.

 

 

Second - Early medieval cross/hanger 12-13th century, Mick White

 

Third - Pilgrim's ampulla, Mick Green

 

November

COIN

 

 First - George III half guinea 1760-1820, Peter Minshall

 

Second - Cunobelin bronze Stepping horse, Dave Winchester.

 

Third - Edward III groat Pre treaty 1327-1377, Tony Robson. 

 

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - (13th cent.) cast lead personal seal matrix, Bruce Thirkettle.

 

 

 

Second - Roman fibula, Dave Winchester.

 

 

Third - 1st/2nd cent. Bronze Roman ring with white enamel, Liam Argent. 

 

December

COIN

 

First - Henry VIII groat, Perry Coote

 

 

Second - Faustina denarius, Dave Winchester

 

 

Third - Faustina Junior denarius 105-141AD, Julie Argent

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Bronze age axe head, Perry Coote

 

 

Second - Unique 1st/2ndC Roman bow brooch, Julie Argent

 

 

Third - British Copper Co. penny trade token, Martin Spencer