Comments on records

Stephanie Smith wrote @ 09:58:54 @ 2nd August 2011.

Hi Tom, This could possibly be a Medieval bell pendant - see Read, Metal Artefacts of Antiquity (2001) p58 No. 464 Regards Garry Crace

About: Dagger NARC-884698
Medieval Milton Keynes

Stephanie Smith wrote @ 21:26:13 @ 1st August 2011.

Think this may be a furniture back plate to a drop handle.

About: Furniture fitting KENT-633A40
Post medieval Greater London Authority

john feenan wrote @ 07:31:02 @ 31st July 2011.

Please reference Mori Ring and note that ring has been 'restored'

About: Finger ring GLO-1B3252
Post medieval Gloucestershire

Dave Rushworth wrote @ 13:25:07 @ 30th July 2011.

This looks more like a belt chape to me. Early scabbard chapes tend to be completly enclosed, or a curved gutter section following the shape of the scabbard end. They are also thick enough to fit over the end of a wooden cored, leather covered scabbard containing a sword, min. 1.75 mill. Folded metal strap ends, or belt chapes turn up frequently in a medieval context, ref. Museum of London "Dress Accessories". By its size it would fit one of the smaller sword belts of the time. These need to be of a robust leather, and so fairly thick as belts go.

About: Chape DUR-895161
Medieval North Yorkshire

  • COIN
Geoff wrote @ 11:04:24 @ 28th July 2011.

I believe the weight of this coin has been recorded incorrectly.

About: Coin ESS-1EEF42
Post medieval

Bill Gibbons wrote @ 02:58:00 @ 28th July 2011.

Hello. I found an identical example in the seacoast region of New Hampshire, USA. Nearby I also found a Hans Krauwinkle II jeton. That might suggest a late 16th or early 17th century date.

About: Rowel spur SF-57AC68
Medieval Suffolk

Helen Geake wrote @ 10:09:20 @ 27th July 2011.

It is not impossible that the figures are those of sailors, but the following suggest that this badge depicts the famous legend of the three children in the brine tub. There are several contemporary illustrations with which this badge can be compared which all show a similar scene, but with more details than are possible in the tiny space afforded by this badge. (1) There are three figures, and the legend specifically refers to three children. (2) The figures are of small size, so they are likely to be children. (3) The children are naked, as in other contemporary illustrations of this scene. (4) The brine tub is generally shown as a large short barrel curving around the front of the children - as here, where a single curve represents the barrel.

About: Pilgrim badge SF8047
Medieval Suffolk

  • NAIL
Robert Webley wrote @ 11:57:50 @ 26th July 2011.

Thanks Darren for the comment - the record has been amended

About: Nail HAMP-2D15C3
Roman Hampshire

Robert Collins wrote @ 16:49:30 @ 25th July 2011.

This may be a late Roman (4th c) or later belt stiffener, which occur in narrow strips and were used in bunches/clusters to reinforce a belt.

About: Unidentified object SWYOR-7E9C73
Early medieval Leeds

  • TOY
Adam Daubney wrote @ 12:13:17 @ 25th July 2011.

Thanks for the information Adam. I have amended the record accordingly.

About: Toy LIN-FCDCA3
Modern Lincolnshire

Robert Webley wrote @ 10:58:08 @ 25th July 2011.

HAMP-40FBE2 on this database seems to be a slightly cruder version

About: Brooch NARC-396E37
Medieval Northamptonshire

Robert Webley wrote @ 10:35:43 @ 25th July 2011.

A very similar brooch - HAMP-7654D0 - has also been recorded with a Hampshire findspot

About: Brooch SUSS-934C28
Medieval Hampshire

Patrick Palmer wrote @ 17:23:37 @ 22nd July 2011.

This is more likely St. Nicholas on a boat with 3 sailors. Notice how the sailors have either bald hair, or the one on the right has a beard? It isn't a pickle barrel, but looks more to be a boat.

About: Pilgrim badge SF8047
Medieval Suffolk

Graham Bould wrote @ 09:43:36 @ 22nd July 2011.

Are you sure this isn't a pot leg? A sprue would probably not have any work such as ribs. The flatish top looks like part of a cauldron. Soot deposit is consistent with parts of the exterior of a cooking pot. Perhaps a further photo of the top would help.

About: Casting waste NMS-F58551
Bronze age Norfolk

  • COIN
Philippa Walton wrote @ 10:59:35 @ 20th July 2011.

Any chance of lightening the image?

About: Coin CAM-561172
Roman Cambridgeshire

Stephanie Smith wrote @ 18:12:26 @ 17th July 2011.

Is this perhaps part of a sword belt hanger? See: SUSS-9FA065 and for ref. Read 2008, No. 793 and Read 2001, No. 373 (same object).

About: Harness fitting NMS-CCAF65
Post medieval Norfolk

  • COIN
malcolm harper wrote @ 10:38:34 @ 16th July 2011.

\i have a similar coin, however it has been used as jewelry -attached to a chain. I cant positively identify the coin as there is no mint mark below the bust. its 33mm diameter. its difficult to be certain if there was anything in the centre of the cruciform due to wear, date 1697. can you help ?

About: Coin GLO-35FB61
Post medieval Gloucestershire

David Hill wrote @ 21:20:34 @ 13th July 2011.

I am pretty certain that these are axe heads and not chisels, as this page suggests. I have personally witnessed axe heads that were very close in shape to these being forged from scrap iron and then used, by traditional Senegalese craftsmen at the Smithsonion Folklife festival in Washington DC (2007). If you're interested, I may be able to rustle up some video of them being made and then used. Hope that helps, ...David

About: Chisel SUR-418E53
Bronze age Hampshire

Guillaume wrote @ 22:59:29 @ 11th July 2011.

Would the "iron stain" more likely be the remains of an iron loop rivited through the pin instead of being cast with it? Especially since it appears to go all the way through.

About: Buckle IOW-72E5C4
Early medieval Isle Of Wight

Simon wrote @ 14:04:05 @ 8th July 2011.

Looking at the photo it looks like South Gaul Region as many had white flecks in the core of the pot and this to me has the same inclusions as the ones I have studied in the past.

About: Vessel LVPL-0E75F1
Roman North Yorkshire

  • PIN
Anni Byard wrote @ 12:18:56 @ 8th July 2011.

An interesting find and I wonder if it is a Picardy Pin? I recorded a very similar one (BERK-2E4E35) that also has a cupped-head. Picardy pins are known from the UK and France and elsewhere in northern Europe and share characteristics including the bulbous neck and side hoop. They date to the Middle Bronze Age c. 1400-1250BC. Other examples of Picardy pins recorded on this database are HAMP-F9F576 and FASW-5C5522. It would be an interesting study to compare the Irish pins and the Picardy pins.

About: Pin PUBLIC-096647
Bronze age Swansea

Simon wrote @ 11:03:57 @ 7th July 2011.

PATRICI was a pottery from Britian

About: Vessel SWYOR-BD0F63
Roman Staffordshire

Simon wrote @ 11:00:35 @ 7th July 2011.

also has a rope singluar line with a trifid tassel and is form 37 or Dragendorff 37 dating to AD 70-230 South Gaul

About: Vessel SWYOR-BEBEE6
Roman Staffordshire

Simon wrote @ 10:59:02 @ 7th July 2011.

form 37 or Dragendorff 37 dating to AD 70-230

About: Vessel SWYOR-BF0FE3
Roman Staffordshire

  • COIN
steven wrote @ 04:39:06 @ 6th July 2011.

my sis found that gd on her i love ya sis keep digging

About: Coin SUR-1C7B43
Roman Reading

Si Ashford wrote @ 20:07:22 @ 5th July 2011.

This is the top of a 17th C spoon (seal top type), not a pipe tamper

About: Pipe tamper WAW-65B8D7
Post medieval Warwickshire

Robert Webley wrote @ 16:17:53 @ 5th July 2011.

A similar artefact, also with rare sheet roller, has just be recorded from Hampshire - ref. HAMP-32A607

About: Strap fitting SWYOR-CC90F8
Medieval Lincolnshire

Robert Webley wrote @ 16:15:19 @ 4th July 2011.

This is similar to HAMP-B06557 and SUR-29B2E1, both recorded simply as 'mounts'. On the Hampshire example the beasts appear to be eating each others' tails.

About: Mount BH-FD11A0
Early medieval Essex

Robert Webley wrote @ 16:13:23 @ 4th July 2011.

This is similar to HAMP-B06557 and BH-FD11A0 on which the beasts can be seen more clearly; they appear to be eating each others' tails

About: Mount SUR-29B2E1
Early medieval Surrey

Robin Hickman wrote @ 19:29:31 @ 1st July 2011.

I purchased this cannon ball from the previous owner (who had found it in his garden in Powick, Worcestershire) on Monday 27th June 2011 and I have mounted it on a wooden stand with a plaque inscribed 'BATTLE OF WORCESTER ~ English Civil War ~ 1651'

About: Cannon ball WAW-4E4F31
Post medieval Worcestershire

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