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LACE TAG
Ros wrote @ 11:33:31 @ 17th November 2011.

Is this not an aestel [manuscript pointer top] see 2007/T113 from Fingest, Bucks.

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-B1FFB4 Find published
Object type: Lace tag
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Lincolnshire

CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Raymond Shirritt-Beaumont wrote @ 01:37:49 @ 17th November 2011.

My name is Kieran Shirritt-Beaumont and I am twelve years old. in the summer of 2010, I was in England; and went beachcombing on the Silverdale side of Morcambe Bay. I found a pipe bowl with the exact same inscription on it.

Comment entered on record: LVPL-B1A3F6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Clay pipe (smoking)
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Halton

SPEAR
Laura Burnett wrote @ 12:01:52 @ 16th November 2011.

You are completely right and I have updated the record, thank you for spotting it.

Comment entered on record: SOM-B98F21 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Spear
Broad Period: Iron age
County of origin: Somerset

JETTON
Ben Bogaerts wrote @ 19:13:31 @ 15th November 2011.

This jeton is a "rekenpenning" (a counting jeton,) of the French town of Mantes, dated 1588. The Nurnburg coinmaster Kilian Koch (Germany) AD 1587 - AD 1632 produced this kind of jeton also as a reprint. Normally his name should be visible at the coin

Comment entered on record: SUR-9C5475 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Jetton
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Surrey

THIMBLE
Stephanie Smith wrote @ 12:02:36 @ 15th November 2011.

I am correcting this SUSS record to reflect new information that this object is possibly a palm guard for textile work. Information is already added to the record, while preserving the initial identification of this object as a lead alloy weight. -- Stephanie 15.11.11

Comment entered on record: SUSS-A47666 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Thimble
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: West Sussex

WATCH
Len Eeles wrote @ 09:23:20 @ 15th November 2011.

Sorry Jessica, but your Purse Bar, is actually a "cranking " type watch winding key . From one of your former pupils (!!!), Len.

Comment entered on record: KENT-2AB321 Find published
Object type: Watch
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Kent

MOUNT
Katie Marsden wrote @ 17:56:27 @ 14th November 2011.

Thank you for your comment. The style is slightly different to the 11th century styles and importantly it is much too small (only 2.5cm across) and fragile for use as a horse harness or cheek piece. As a link, it would only be suitable for much more delicate items such as jewellery. The flat back and rounded front suggests it is designed to fit flat against something, hence the suggestion as a mount. More complete examples of 11th century fittings such as IOW-51E2C5 or SUR-00F341 show the characteristic bevelled backs to the end loops, central expansion and generally a greater size and robustness.

Comment entered on record: SOM-7B96B6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Somerset

PENDANT
Kev Woodward wrote @ 16:54:05 @ 14th November 2011.

This depicts the Pelican in her Piety and not a bird on a bird table!

Comment entered on record: SUSS-449262 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Pendant
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: East Sussex

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
chris lovell wrote @ 09:45:15 @ 14th November 2011.

Iron age or 1st century roman brooch

Comment entered on record: SOM-372D02 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Unknown
County of origin: Somerset

BUCKLE
chris lovell wrote @ 09:35:30 @ 14th November 2011.

This item may be of roman date i cant rule out early medieval as ring and dot decoration was used in both periods sometimes called bullseye decoration paternation suggests earlier date range .

Comment entered on record: SOM-ED5238 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Buckle
Broad Period: Unknown
County of origin: Somerset

MOUNT
chris lovell wrote @ 09:15:03 @ 14th November 2011.

Hi this object is a belt mount dating 16th/17th century

Comment entered on record: LEIC-04DC47 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Leicestershire

MOUNT
clovell wrote @ 15:24:59 @ 13th November 2011.

Maybe 11th century horse harness link or cheek piece

Comment entered on record: SOM-7B96B6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Somerset

SPEAR
Peter Halkon wrote @ 13:46:46 @ 11th November 2011.

Sorry, but cast iron not possible at this date

Comment entered on record: SOM-B98F21 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Spear
Broad Period: Iron age
County of origin: Somerset

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
DEL COOK wrote @ 00:39:56 @ 9th November 2011.

HORSE FURNITURE I think this object could be a four way strap junction dating from the early to late medieval period.

Comment entered on record: HAMP-7D6CE5 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Unknown
County of origin: Hampshire

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 15:39:00 @ 8th November 2011.

Trier black slipped ware during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. Most are Beakers or cups.

Comment entered on record: BERK-F407C7 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Oxfordshire

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 15:37:23 @ 8th November 2011.

Trier black slipped ware this type of pottery was fine table ware dates to the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

Comment entered on record: BERK-F407C7 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Oxfordshire

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 15:24:23 @ 8th November 2011.

This type of pottery is a cheese press and not a strainer date might be around 1st to 3rd century

Comment entered on record: BERK-F46A91 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Oxfordshire

VESSEL
simon wrote @ 15:23:07 @ 8th November 2011.

South Gaul of dr37

Comment entered on record: DUR-509087 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: County Durham

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 15:22:44 @ 8th November 2011.

Central Gaul dr37 of a bowl

Comment entered on record: DUR-5096B2 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: County Durham

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 15:15:49 @ 8th November 2011.

South Gaul dr37 of a bowl

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-BF0FE3 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Staffordshire

VESSEL
simon wrote @ 15:13:27 @ 8th November 2011.

South Gaul or central Gaul dr37 the reason for it been south Gaul is due to the surface of fine hair line fractures on the glaze

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-BEBEE6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Staffordshire

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 15:10:01 @ 8th November 2011.

PATRICI was a mould maker of the pottery and not the potter himself or the place of manufactor. Dates to mid second century from Central Gaul not all bowls or samian ware had stamps on many

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-BD0F63 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Staffordshire

COIN
Wilhelm wrote @ 21:10:37 @ 7th November 2011.

Caius Marcius Censorinus Roman Republic AR Denarius 88 B.C. RRD-103 Head of Apollo right / free horse galloping right, C.CENSOR below http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sear5/s0257.html

Comment entered on record: ESS-CE3F83 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Essex

FURNITURE FITTING
Stephanie Smith wrote @ 12:37:15 @ 7th November 2011.

This is a furniture drop handle

Comment entered on record: SUSS-DB9221 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Furniture fitting
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: East Sussex

BROOCH
Julia wrote @ 14:04:15 @ 6th November 2011.

It is possible that this is not in fact a Colchester one-piece (note the moulding of a returned foot comparable to La Tene II brooches, and the absence of the expected forward-facing hook which typefies one-piece Colchesters). It is certainly an interesting piece. The closest parallel I can find is no. 10095 in Mackreth 2010 (though Mackreth's example shows transverse mouldings on the 'collar' where the retuned foot meets the bow). This is identified as a 'South Western La Tene series' - quite a diverse group, not in fact confined to the South West. All dated examples are securely pre-conquest (3rd century BC to AD 50 at the latest, with the latter coming from Iron Age occupation levels at Hod Hill).

Comment entered on record: NCL-22C1F1 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Brooch
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Lincolnshire

ARMOUR
Matt Lukes wrote @ 18:51:09 @ 3rd November 2011.

This scale is in fact damaged at the top as well as the bottom- the two holes should be closed; scales were stitched to a sub-garment of linen so required at least two enclosed holes at the top. Moreover, it's not a typical 1st century CE or later Roman scale- Roman scales, perhaps uniquely, had lateral connections to adjacent scales either by the use of small wire rings or small flat metal strip 'staples'; this un-linked form is more reminiscent of Hellenistic or eastern peoples' scales, which were sewn loose to the sub-garment. The midrib is also quite uncommon and not known on any clearly Roman scale- Robinson suggests there were examples known, but apparently he was mistaken; and a very different form of scale with a rib is known from Masada, but it is doubtful to be of Roman origin. I would suggest perhaps this scale belonged to an Auxiliary soldier who used his own local armour- that would explain the style and design difference. Also the reference from Newstead mentioned is incorrect- what is shown there is an example of the Lorica plumata (also called the Lorica hamata squamataque), which is very different- the scales are tiny, and have a 90-degree bend at the top with 4 holes punched in it for attaching it to for mail rings) The ribs are coined in, not simply punched into the obverse as this scale does.

Comment entered on record: WILT-D97556 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Armour
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Wiltshire

TRAP
Mark Schollar wrote @ 08:07:17 @ 3rd November 2011.

I have examined this item together with 2 similar examples that I have found in the same parish. I can identify this object as part of an iron mole trap circa C19. If you look in google images under iron mole trap you will see an example of the whole item. Alternatively the object can be seen on mole-catcher.co.uk.

Comment entered on record: BUC-246351 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Trap
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Milton Keynes

KNIFE
Mike Miller wrote @ 11:06:06 @ 29th October 2011.

These drawings of flints found in Cornwall are very well done, but a good digital photograph is much more helpful as to colour and type of cortex or when enlarged shows details that are overlooked in a drawing no matter how well executed, I have a great interest in mesolithic cornwall and would like to be able to compare these flints with Devon finds of my own.

Comment entered on record: PUBLIC-640F24 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Knife
Broad Period: Mesolithic
County of origin: Cornwall

PADLOCK
Karen Shriver wrote @ 22:42:05 @ 25th October 2011.

We have a conserved parallel find in our collection and I would be happy to send an image if wanted. I was looking through Locks and Keys throughout the Ages, Eras, Vincent J. M. and wanted a tighter end date for our surface find. Thanks. Best, Karen K. Shriver Curator, Flowerdew Hundred Collection University of Virginia Library

Comment entered on record: PUBLIC-EC2363 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Padlock
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Lincolnshire

Ted Jewell wrote @ 19:57:54 @ 25th October 2011.

I have just found a similar ring and wondered if the description is slightly in error - no photograph to view. The ring I have found has 7 strands of wire per braid and there are 3 apparent braids plaited together forming the ring. However, close examination shows that the entire ring is formed from a single piece of wire which has been "woven" in a very complex way to produce the plaited braid appearance. Diameter, 14 mm internal, convex cross-section, material appears to be silver wire of 0.6 mm diameter (approx). Report to FLO at next opportunity.

Comment entered on record: WMID553 Find published
Object type: Finger ring
Broad Period:
County of origin: Worcestershire

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