The guys have been making some more amazing finds and I have posted a load more to the old site under Sept 2017 finds page.
One of our new land owners has added more huge fields for us to search. They are covered with all the usual targets but it will
takes us years to hot spot, just a few nice early milled silvers so far and the odd hammered silver coin.
Another new landowner, that lives in the oldest recorded house in the area at 12thC, has approached us to search his land. He has
6 fields behind a beautiful medieval church that have not been worked yet and he said he will ring me when ploughing starts in a couple of weeks.
Both Fl Alan and Org Artie both got there first Celtic gold with two pretty qtr staters. Cal Sarah popped a mint pin that looked so clean
I thought it was medieval but she found an exact type in pictures at the British Museum and it dates as Roman. The lack of oxygen and fertiliser
on previous pastureland protected it from rot, stunning find. The best relic so far is Fl Chuck’s Anglo Saxon bronze stamp for repousse work.
I have started to clean it and the recess work is almost 4mm deep. Lots of other neat relics posted to Sept 2017 finds page.
What a fantasic find, Anglo Saxon bronze stamp for repousse work. Recess in the pattern is 4mm thick.
36.6mm high, 7.16mm thick, 16.17g
Initial ID from the museum is early medieval also.
45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus – Trinovantian tribe Celtic gold qtr stater – sent to PAS for recording
Rare 50 – 20 BC Essex Wheels quarter, VA 260, BMC 485 and 496, ABC 2231 – sent to museum for recording
Picture at the British museum
A complete copper-alloy Roman pin of probable mid first to mid second century date
Georgian seal ring pipe tamper with integral bowl cleaner
Medieval seal matrix – fox facing right
17thC seal matrix – heart and arrows inscription
1679 Charles II milled silver three pence
Foreign hammered silver coin
SPAIN Castille & Leon Juan (John) I 1379-1390 Real
Crown over ‘iohn’; annular legends around.
+DOMINVS MICHI ADIVTOR ED EGO, DI / SPICIAM INIMICOS MEOS
Quartered arms within quatrilobe; rosettes around, ‘S’ mintmark below.
+IOHANES DEI GRACIA REX CASTELL
1818 George III milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1204-5 John hammered silver short cross penny – Class 5b
Obv hENRICVS REX
Rev +WILLEM T.ON.LVN – Moneyer Willelm T of London mint
46 BC Republican Roman silver – needs cooking to remove crust
This one isn’t “Republican”, strictly speaking – it belongs to the vague, in-betweensy period typically called “Imperatorial”,
but which is not all that well-defined in time. It ends, definitively, with the accession of Augustus to the Imperial throne in
27 B.C. – when, exactly, it starts depends on who you are asking, but this era contains the rules of Julius Caesar, Pompey,
Marcus Antonius, The “Triumvirates”, etc.
In fact, this is an issue of Julius Caesar’s, c. 46/5 BC, struck at a mint in Spain. Diademed head of Venus Genetrix right, erote
on shoulder / “Gallia” and a Gaulish captive bound, seated at base of trophy – it’s not legible (yet) but it should have “CAESAR”
in the exergue. The Gaulish captive may be supposed to represent Vircingetorix
Crawford 468/1, Sydenham 1014; RSC Julius Caesar 13.
Nice find! – that’s the second Caesar denarius your diggers have found recently in addition to all the Republican stuff – you
must be on some late 1st century B.C. – or early 1st century AD (pre-invasion) site.