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Members Finds

These are just a few examples of our members finds that are provided to support the launch of our new website. We will be updating this section on a regular basis following our digs so please check back for regular updates.

Coins

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Roman Hadrian Silver Denarius

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadrian

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Charles 1st Sixpence, London Mint

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England

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Roman Denarius of Faustina Junior (died 175AD) 176 - 180 AD

Obverse Draped bust right, DIVAFAV STINAPIA round, Reverse Peacock right, CONSE CRATIO round

Diva is goddess (deified by her husband after she died) Pia means pious.

Loved by the soldiers, as she went with her husband and put up with all the hardships. Bit of a lass, had lots of lovers and wasnt averse to bumping enemies off by poisoning them. Married to Marcus Aurelius (both happy). Daughter of Antoninus Pius, mother of Commodus. Her great uncle was Hadrian.

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Elizabeth 1st Groat, 1560 - 1561, London Mint

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_I_of_England

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Charles the Bold. Double Patard. 1467-1477.

KAROLVS DEI GRA DVX BG BRAB Z LIM.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_the_Bold

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James 1st Penny - Second coinage 1604 - 1619

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Henry VI Groat

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Henry VIII Half groat - First coinage 1509 - 1526

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Commonwealth Halfpenny - 1649 - 1660. Sometimes referred to as "breeches money" this type of late hammered coinage was minted in England after a period of civil war which culminated in the beheading of King Charles I in London in 1649. Hammered coins from this period bear no portrait of a king or queen for there was none.

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George 111 Bullhead shilling - 1816 Last / new coinage.

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George V One shilling - 1925

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Constantine II - 330 - 335 AD

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Constantine I - 303 - 307 AD


Relics and Artifacts

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Lapis Lazuli Brooch

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Manilla - Manillas are penannular armlets which served as a form of money or barter coinage and to a degree, ornamentation, amongst certain West African peoples. This form of African currency also became known as "slave trade money" after the Europeans started using them to acquire slaves for the slave trade into the Americas (as well as England prior to 1807).

Further reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manillas.

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2nd century Roman enameled head stud type fibula brooch.

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Victorian Gold Clothing Stud

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Cast lead/pewter handle of a toy gun/petronel, dating to the 18th/19th century. These actully fired real shot.

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WW2 American Militry Coat Button

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Modern silver ring with agate stone

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Crotal Bells - 16th 17th century. Further reading www.ukdfd.co.uk/pages/crotal-bells.html.

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Roman Childs Fibula Brooch - 1st Century AD. Further reading en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibula_(brooch).

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Early Victorian Silver Brooch



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