Find of the Month 2014

January

COIN

 First  -  Celtic gold quarter stater Gallo-Belgic geometric type, Steve Connell.

  

Second   -  Philip and Mary groat 1554-58, Michael White.

  

Third  -  Victorian half sovereign 1876, Mike Steele.

 

 

ARTEFACT

First  -  Pilgrim's ampulla late 13th - 15th centuries possible Walsingham Norfolk, Mike Steele.

 

Second  -  William IV trade weight 1835, Nick Argent.

 

Third  -  Large crotal bell, Steve Knipe.


February

No photos this month due to technical troubles

March

COIN

First - Saxon Baldred 823-825 Spinks 881, Steve Knipe

 

Second - Charles I halfpenny 1625-1649, Nick Argent                              

  

Third - William and Mary Maundy penny 1693, Mike Steele.

 

ARTEFACT

  First - Lead seal matrix, Carl Tuffin

 

Second -Trade token 1648-74 Will Chandler of Bishops Stortford (shoe maker), Steve Connell.

 

Third - Roman Hod hill brooch, Julie Argent.

 

April

COIN

First - Cunobelin silver unit, Dave Winchester.

  

Second   - Durotriges silver Billon stater, Nick Argent.

  

Third - Henry I "Fleury" type Norman penny 1100-35, Julie Argent.

  

 

ARTEFACT

First - Roman 1st century fibula, Dave Winchester.

 

Second - Mediaeval buckle 1250-1350, Nick Argent.

 

Third - Roman ring, 3rd century, Liam Argent.

 

May

COIN

First - Roman Siliquae, Dave Winchester.

  

Second   - Henry VI half groat, Dave Knipe.

  

Third - Anglo-Saxon Continental issue Series E Porcupine/Standard

695-740 AD, Mike Steele.

  

 

ARTEFACT

 First - Horse harness mount, Dave Knipe.

 

Second - Anglo-Saxon gold pendant fragment 7th century garnet inset,Mike Steele.

 

Third - Mediaeval mount, Jon Hann.

 

June

COIN

First - Durotriges bronze stater 50BC-50AD, Julie Argent.

  

Second   - Henry III voided long cross 1248-1250, Nick Argent.

  

Third  - Henry III voided long cross cut half 1248-1250, Liam Argent.

 

 

ARTEFACT

First - Terret 1st century BC/AD, Mike Steele.

 

Second - Silver brooch, Carl Tuffin.

 

Third - Crotal bell, Nick Argent.

 

July

COIN

First - William IV gold half sovereign, Nick Argent.

 

Second - King John penny cut half, Steve Connell.

 

Third - Elizabeth I sixpence, Rick Johnson.

 

 

ARTEFACT

First - late Saxon mount distributor, Steve Connell.

 

Second - mediaeval belt mount, Nick Argent.

 

Third - Tudor figure of eight buckle, Perry Coote.


August

Coin

 First - Stater Whaddon Chase type - Peter Minshall

 Second - Stater Cunobelin - John Burton

 

 Third - Sceat Porcupine Type Series E - Dave Winchester

 

 

Artefact

 First - 15thC Dogs head pouring spout - Mike Lucraft

 

 Second - Saxon silver dress tag - Ray Mcintosh

 

 Third - Hawking whistle - Perry Coote


September

COIN


First - Gallo Ambiani stater 50BC, Perry Coote.

 

Second   - Denarius Marcus Aurelius, John Burton.

 

Third  -  Denarius Calpurnius Piso Frugi 90BC, Rick Johnson.

ARTEFACT

 

First - Roman bracelet 2nd century, Dave Winchester.

 

Second - Griffin matrix seal, Lee Groom.

Third - 17th/early 18th cent. Silver bodkin fragment (copper end), Mike Steele.

October

COIN

 

First - Early milled Charles II half guinea, Michael White.

 

Second   - James I sixpence Edinburgh mint Fleur-de-lis, Jimmy Nicola.

 

Third  - Charles I shilling 1625-49, Peter Barden.

 

ARTEFACT

 

First - Bodkin, Dave Winchester.

 

Second - Roman head stud enamelled brooch, Rick Johnson.

 

Third - Gold mourning ring 1761, Peter Minshall.

November

COIN


First - Elizabeth I halfpence, Rick Johnson.

 

Second   - Venetian soldino Leonardo Lauredan 1501-1521, Nick Argent.

 

Third  -  King John Penny, Steve Connell.

 

ARTEFACT

 

 Joint First - Pipe cleaner (does separate), Sheridan Vaughan.

  

Joint First - Late mediaeval coin balance, Rick Johnson

 

Third - 17th century token, Liam Argent.

December

COIN


First - Saxon sceatta Plumed bird 695-740AD, Nick Argent.

 

Second   - George III Maundy penny, Rick Johnson.


Third  - Henry III Irish voided long cross penny, Julie Argent.

 

ARTEFACT


First - Charles I gold "unite" coin weight 1625-1632, Nick Argent.

 

Second - Roman tweezers, Rick Johnson.

 

Third - Angel coin weight, Steve Connell.