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David Williams wrote @ 16:34:16 @ 29th June 2011.

Looks Roman to me! Not sure what it is though.

About: Furniture fitting CORN-E514D0
Post medieval Cornwall

  • TOY
Adam Staples wrote @ 15:22:58 @ 29th June 2011.

This appears to be a fragment of the handle from a toy gun, circa. Late 19th - 20th century. See UKDFD 3031 & 29654.

About: Toy LIN-FCDCA3
Modern Lincolnshire

Adam Daubney wrote @ 14:58:59 @ 27th June 2011.

Thanks Tim. Record amended accordingly.

About: Key (locking) LIN-666663
Modern Lincolnshire

tim james wrote @ 19:55:12 @ 25th June 2011.

Looks more like a candle ejector holder...

About: Key (locking) LIN-666663
Modern Lincolnshire

  • NAIL
Darren wrote @ 19:36:46 @ 25th June 2011.

Oops, they won't be cast, they will be wrought metal and hand forged.

About: Nail HAMP-2D15C3
Roman Hampshire

Magicman wrote @ 21:23:59 @ 24th June 2011.

Its not Iron Age nor Roman , but part of a toilet flush !

About: Mount NARC-2B0E41
Modern Northamptonshire

  • COIN
DEL wrote @ 16:46:53 @ 22nd June 2011.

This looks more Roman than Charles ll ? Del

About: Coin BERK-1DB4D2
Post medieval Oxfordshire

Dan wrote @ 13:53:21 @ 19th June 2011.

"Roman dodecahedrons" I believe it is for fishing

About: Coin HAMP1180
Medieval Hampshire

Carolus wrote @ 16:19:27 @ 18th June 2011.

Brooke was the site of a cell of Augustinians based at Kenilworth.

About: Bulla LEIC-3F5267
Medieval Rutland

Sally Atkinson wrote @ 13:06:36 @ 18th June 2011.

This is not a Boy Bishop token. It is an English 'standing king under canopy' jeton. Circa 1350 - 1400 Cf. Mitchiner, Jetons, Medalets & Tokens, Vol I, Nos. 278-279

About: Jetton KENT-8D6D44
Medieval Kent

Simon wrote @ 01:20:27 @ 18th June 2011.

It says "curved lines can be seen (faintly) as you would see on a base, this would also explain the very slight curve. " This is not always the case as such lines can be casued by the potter cutting off the pottery of the wheel or that grit as climb it way up the potter creation. So be carful not all lines are wheel made and many are casued by humans or natural grit

About: Vessel NCL-FEC552
Roman County Durham

Simon wrote @ 01:08:08 @ 18th June 2011.

Mostly gray ware fragments of pot

About: Vessel DUR-D8AFB4
Roman County Durham

Peter Reavill wrote @ 11:11:19 @ 16th June 2011.

A similar Strap Fitting / Belt Mount can be seen at HESH-9D5B97. It has the same decorative design and shape as the 'bone shaped' element above. However, this new example has a single integrally cast spike on the reverse. This may therefore suggest that both these strap fittings form part of a group of functional and decorative belt / strap decorations dated to the 17th century. direct URL link to HESH-9D5B97

About: Strap fitting HESH-E2C377
Post medieval County Of Herefordshire

Katherine Elizabeth French wrote @ 15:13:08 @ 15th June 2011.

How common are these human-face amulets? I am wondering whether these might be late Roman or late antique (ca. 5-7th century). During this period a number of objects carry human faces, which seem to be the representation of saints--terracotta antefixes on churches, Merovingian belt-buckles with Christian imagery (especially those from Doubs, Marchaux, etc) , and even finger-rings (see British Museum Registration number: ML.3635). Most of these objects are from Gaul--but perhaps using the image of a saint as an apotropaic image was more widely common? At any rate, it is a very interesting and unusual artifact.

About: Amulet DENO-120680
Roman Nottinghamshire

  • SEAL
Robert Webley wrote @ 15:47:50 @ 13th June 2011.

For an identical die see HAMP-C88186 on this database

About: Seal SUSS-A69BF1
Post medieval East Sussex

gillian wrote @ 16:22:39 @ 12th June 2011.

I have a horseshoe very similar to this one NLM-C28BC5. Is it likely it is of the same age? Are most horseshoes so heavy thru' history?

About: Horseshoe NLM-C28BC5
Post medieval North Lincolnshire

barry lambert wrote @ 12:02:55 @ 12th June 2011.

The ring is now on display at the Salt Museum in Northwich.

About: Finger ring LVPL-00A457
Post medieval Cheshire East

Elizabeth Walker wrote @ 12:28:13 @ 9th June 2011.

Rob thank you for your comments, changes have been made to the record.

About: Mount SUSS-011D77
Post medieval East Sussex

Mike Bishop wrote @ 12:08:58 @ 9th June 2011.

Almost certainly a 1st-century AD form of buckle (although some imitations continue into the 2nd century). The internal stubs are the remains of the internal volute which, in this form, was anchored at both ends. Cf. examples in Bishop & Coulston 2006, Fig.62 or, better still, refer to Grew & Griffiths 1991 for more examples of the type.

About: Buckle ESS-80E976
Roman Hertfordshire

Mike Bishop wrote @ 12:01:53 @ 9th June 2011.

This is not a 4th-century AD buckle but rather a common 1st-century AD type with the characteristic internal volute apparently missing. Cf Bishop and Coulston 2006, Fig.62,15. For even closer parallels see the work Grew and Griffiths on 1st-century belt fittings.

About: Buckle NARC-CB49D6
Roman Northamptonshire

Jane Kershaw wrote @ 11:22:31 @ 9th June 2011.

Is there an image of this piece? Normally these brooches have fittings which are integrally cast, rather than soldered, so it would be interesting to see the reverse. Perhaps it has been repaired?

About: Brooch CAM-69EB68
Early medieval Cambridgeshire

George Melas wrote @ 15:53:50 @ 8th June 2011.

Impressive counters - I am writing a book on the history of gaming counters and casino chips. I had to re-visit the 'Clay' section and add the two fine examples. Would appreciate additional information and / or an appropriate hyperlink. Many thanks

About: Gaming piece HESH-986654
Post medieval County Of Herefordshire

Julian Watters wrote @ 14:58:25 @ 8th June 2011.

Hi Ros, We both seem to have recorded this one. Not sure what you want to do. Our ids are very different! Julian

About: Cauldron BUC-68AA37
Unknown Buckinghamshire

Graham Hill wrote @ 19:53:58 @ 5th June 2011.

Me again, The surface finish is deeply worn and like a river pebble with an orangy stain. A modern chip shows some depth to this but it is possible that the piece is an orangey chert. In Royal Cornwall Museum, cabinet 1 there is at least one excavated Early Paleolithic hand-axe and a large Levallois core with a dorsal flake struck. Documentation Officer; Margaret Morgan writes that this core is a likey surface find from Higher Polcoverack Farm, St. Kelverne(Cornwall). I compared the pieces and would say that the suface condition of worn orangeyness is very similar.

About: Flake CORN-3B7A82
Palaeolithic Cornwall

Graham Hill wrote @ 19:43:33 @ 5th June 2011.

Hi, When I found this flake I hoped that it was a longitudinally snapped Middle Paleolithic Levallois flake. I did not think of a more recent core rejuvenation flake at least partly through wishful thinking; Paleo finds being so rare in Cornwall. However I think that the converging pattern of dorsal flake scars suggest an unusual pattern of flake removals, like a radial core. The admittedly feint conchoidal ripples leave the striking platfoms well outsde the existing abruptly flaked or damaged margin except for the dorsal scar running longitudinally from the proximal end. From what appears a facetted butt a deeper Levallois style strike removed the whole flake off a core.

About: Flake CORN-3B7A82
Palaeolithic Cornwall

Laura Burnett wrote @ 09:42:12 @ 3rd June 2011.

Really nice record. I wonder if it could be IHS for jesus? which would also go with the omega.

About: Knife PUBLIC-57F732
Post medieval West Sussex

mark may wrote @ 09:23:08 @ 3rd June 2011.

Hi a couple of years ago i had around 70tons of earth delivered to form a garden,this was from Four Lanes above Camborne cornwall, whilst i was moving the soil i came accross what appears to be a jews harp , looks to be made of bronze /coppery material ,but missing the tongue ,also looks as if it was cast and a shape of france three side fleur leaf top which is decorated in what looks to be celtic decoration on one side,is very ornate. What kind of age do you think it is likely to be ,is it a common thing in Cornwall to find. regards Mark

About: Jews harp CORN-B80876
Post medieval Cornwall

  • SEAL
StuE wrote @ 16:53:18 @ 2nd June 2011.

Russian Flax Bale seal -

About: Seal SUSS-FB9F43
Post medieval West Sussex

  • SEAL
StuE wrote @ 16:49:42 @ 2nd June 2011.

Webb & Sons Manure Manufacturers Seal -

About: Seal WAW-7711C3
Post medieval Worcestershire

  • SEAL
StuE wrote @ 09:47:15 @ 1st June 2011.

A 17th century lead seal label of Willem Momma, cauldron manufacturer from continental Europe. See- BH-060A30.

About: Seal LVPL1984
Medieval North Yorkshire

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