17thC William III gold guinea period forgery. one of the best milled gold forgeries I have seen
25mm dia – 5.86g
Right diameter – wrong weight
The guys have been hot spotting more of the new land and Fl Mitch popped the heart stopper find above only to discover it was
period forgery, still a great relic. Min Mindy found a great spot where she banged in an 850 BC Bronze Age socketed axe head
and then five minutes later the stunning medieval gold ring below, totally undamaged by the plough. Fl Mitch popped part of a
1000 BC gold tress ring and is still trying to find the rest of it. Another 4 Roman silver hoard coins were found taking the total
now to 39, the previous 35 are at the British Museum going through the treasure process.
I have posted loads more great finds to the latest finds page http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/2018Septfinds.html
Stunning medeival gold ring – decorated outer band – full inner inscription in Lombardic script
Pencer De Moy ?
Working on deciphering lettering
“I found this expression, ‘pencez de moy’, which means ‘think of me’, engraved in a 14th century French ring
at the National Museum in Stockholm.
It is a precious gift to have someone thinking of you.”
– Efva Attling
850 BC Bronze age socketed axe head
Fl Brian’s first ever gold – 1842 Victorian milled gold half sovereign
|Mint Roman silver hoard coin addendum No37 – reported to museum
Super Lucilla – that’s the way you’d like to see them come out of the ground, no doubt. This one’s so nice I don’t need to scare-up a photo of a decent specimen – this photo does the job!
AR Denarius, Mint of Rome, c. A.D. 164-166
|Roman silver hoard coin addendum No39 – reported to museum
Hoard 39 -3.06g, 20mm
Julia Domna (W. of Sept. Severus) 193-217, AR denarius, Mint of Rome, 208 AD.
|Roman silver hoard coin addendum No38 – reported to museum
Hoard 38 – 2.87g, 18mm
Geta, Caesar, 198-209. AR denarius, Mint of Rome 203 AD
|Roman silver hoard coin addendum No36 – reported to museum
That seems to be from the earlier range of the coins in the hoard I helped you with ID’s on last year.
RIC III 298; C 360.
Bronze Age Tress Ring C1000BC
Ornaments, whose function is unknown, made from gold plates in triangular cross-section and secured by a binding strip, resulting
in a hollow ring. The face plates can be decorated with repoussé decoration or with fine concentric incised lines imitating fine wire
works. More rarely, lock-rings are made from face plates obtained from individual gold wires soldered together.
Eogan, G. 1969. ‘Lock-rings’ of the Late Bronze Age. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 67C, 93-148
Post medieval gold stud – reported to museum