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Fantastic new finds from Tony and some great research here too...

The posy ring looks like it is a 17th c poor man's posy. Inscription reads LE LOIEIL IN LOVE. " LOIEIL could be a misspelling of SOLEIL (SUN).

The openwork pewter panel is still being researched by the Museum. They think it is pilgrimage related, but this type is unrecorded. Possibly part of a larger badge, 14th-15th c.

Dixon & Parkers late 18th c. advertising token. William Dixon and Thomas Prosser Parker were both born in Gratham and moved to Nottingham 1870s / 80s. They started trading as Dixon & Parker, retail outfitters, with shops throughout the country, Then combined a wholesale and manufacturing division. In later years William Dixon's son John Auger Dixon became chairman, he was the famous Notts. County Cricketer after whom "The Dixon Memorial Gates" at Trent Bridge were named. John was also a Nottm. footballer and made an international debut for England v Wales about 1885. John died in Nottingham in 1931.

Lead seals. Alnage ( James I, George I, Charles II ) and English Saye Colchester cloth seals. The Colchester seal is dated 1618 and marks the year when the indigenous weavers belatedly set-up their own group to try and share in the success of the Colchester Dutch immigrants' corporation founded in 1571. Unfortunately their saye never achieved the quality of the Dutch product.

The coin before the ivory comb is a Henry VII sovereign penny and the coin after the comb is a James I contemporary farthing forgery. Lastly 2 Roman coins. The first is a nummus of Theodosius I and second is an as of Vespasian.