NLM-80A7B0: Lead Alloy Badge from Plompton

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Unique ID: NLM-80A7B0

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Lead Alloy

Badge. Cast badge in the form of a heart with a billeted or cabled border, and centrally subdivided by a further similar vertical border. The reverse bears an eight-pointed star with pellets in its centre, within some of its points, and in two of the angles between the points. Below this a series of lines and pellets may form a monogram M. Breakage at the top may mark the loss of a suspension loop or further motifs such as flowers. The heart became popular as an emblem of love in the 14th and 15th centuries, was sometimes combined with quasi-magical emblems in the later 14th century, and also occurred occasionally as a livery badge in the 15th century. At all events, it is probably of secular rather than religious significance. Suggested date: Late Medieval, 1350-1450.

Length: 32.1mm, Width: 24.6mm, Thickness: 2.5mm, Weight: 8.40gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.1 mm
Width: 24.6 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 8.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st April 2010 - Friday 30th April 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM16889

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Figurative
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
To be known as: Plompton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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