SEPTEMBER 2014 PART IV

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Thanks to Tom Main one of our new members for sending these shots in. Tom has been having some great luck recently and here is a selection of his best bits..

17th-18th century syringe. Thought to be linked to the irrigation of the bladder in venereal disease, but also for a multitude of medical and also non-medical purposes.



Birmingham Mining & Copper Company Halfpenny 1792. The Birmingham Mining and Copper Company was connected with Redruth, Cornwall, where they owned mines, and Swansea, which was the centre of the smelting trade.



- Mourning ring, In memory of JA inscription. 18th century maybe?



Edward IV groat contemporary forgeries. Bristol and York mints. Interesting finds as they came from the same sq m.


17th century token : John Hudson Woodmongers Arms, Kings Street Westminster. King Street is in the City of Westminster, having previously been part of Middlesex.


- 2 traders tokens:
1. David Vrry, The Plough Inn, Gracious St. Today named Gracechurch Street, Gracious Street was home to a corn market which was held by St. Benet Gracechurch (a church destroyed in the Great Fire) at the junction with Lombard Street, with vendors directed to sell their wares there. The street was in the heart of Roman Londinium; It runs directly over the site of the basilica and forum.
2. Henry Ingersoule, In Cloth Faire. Cloth Fair is a street in the City of London where, in medieval times, merchants gathered to buy and sell material during the Bartholomew Fair. Today, it is a short residential street to the east of Smithfield in the north-western part of the City and is located in the ward of Farringdon Within.

Forgery



Bone domino

Bone Whistle





Roman hair pin

Roman bone counter and an inlaid bone knife handle