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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
malcolm jones wrote @ 07:46:38 @ 11th August 2015.

I read THOM[-]'S GRE[T]ARGR T G C and [O]F TRINITI [P]LACE IN [N]OTTINGAM ANNO DOMINE 1597 -- there is/was presumably a Trinity Place in Nottingham?

Comment entered on record: LEIC-EA5812 Find published
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Leicestershire

ASSEMBLAGE
shane pyper wrote @ 22:39:58 @ 5th August 2015.

As I am the finder of the shillington mirror ,I would like to add that the mirror was all ready broken when I found it .

Comment entered on record: PAS-38F120 Find published
Object type: Assemblage
Broad Period: Iron age
County of origin: Central Bedfordshire

TOY
Mitch Fraas wrote @ 16:20:29 @ 31st July 2015.

This object is now housed at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.) as Ms. Coll. 1112

Comment entered on record: DENO-B5D251 Find published
Object type: Toy
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Lincolnshire

BROOCH
Brian Read wrote @ 16:57:59 @ 18th July 2015.

Comparable with a similar brooch found in South-West Dorset published by Read 2001 No. 737, pp 99, 105. The Dorset brooch has a separate cast copper-alloy convex rosette.

Comment entered on record: SOM-3FFAE7 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Brooch
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Dorset

FINGER RING
Dot Boughton wrote @ 14:59:54 @ 26th June 2015.

Hi, I am almost certain that these are Middle Bronze Age - Ben Roberts identified a couple when he was the BA curator at the BM! Dot x

Comment entered on record: WMID-71C29C Find awaiting validation
Object type: Finger ring
Broad Period: Unknown
County of origin: Staffordshire

PIN
BRENDAN OCONNOR wrote @ 12:18:38 @ 6th May 2015.

I'm sure Anni is correct that this is Middle Bronze Age. This pin has a swollen neck and the remains of a loop on the shaft and the 'cup-head' is probably a recess for an amber setting, compare the pin from Cornwall illustrated in Antiquaries Journal, 49, 1969, pl XIV.

Comment entered on record: PUBLIC-096647 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Pin
Broad Period: Bronze age
County of origin: Swansea

STRAP FITTING
Anne Pedersen wrote @ 08:55:00 @ 30th April 2015.

The Scandinavian burial with three examples of a similar mount is from Norway, not Sweden - correct provenance Nomeland, Valle, Aust-Agder. The burial is interpreted as a female burial from the first half of the 11th century; the artefact assemblage from the site includes also an axehead of Petersen type M.

Comment entered on record: NMS-4C2396 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Strap fitting
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Norfolk

VESSEL
James Gerrard wrote @ 12:55:37 @ 26th February 2015.

Hi, good record. It could be expanded. This is clearly an unfinished escutcheon from an early (fifth century) hanging bowl (Finningley 1 & 2) Bruce-Mitford and Raven 2005, Corpus of Late Celtic Hanging Bowls. It's important evidence for vessel production in Gloucester.

Comment entered on record: WAW-CE0AC5 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Gloucestershire

COIN
Bernard SOBRA wrote @ 06:14:07 @ 26th February 2015.

Hello ! This is not the right reference. You gave RIC 6a, but this reference is for Valentinian I. This siliqua is a VALENS one. So it's RIC IX 6d(10), RSC 28†h, FERRANDO II 1552 Fiche de la monnaie sur la base Siliquae : http://www.siliques.fr/SILIQUAE_WEB/fichemonnaie/00181.htm Best regards Siliquae

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-4DB494 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: East Riding Of Yorkshire

COIN
Colin Morgan wrote @ 10:11:48 @ 20th February 2015.

From careful examination of the coin, the surviving reverse legend appears to be "LEIF". This would suggest that the coin was minted by ALEIF at York, who is known for this type.

Comment entered on record: DUR-66621F Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: North Yorkshire

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
John Walford wrote @ 21:03:52 @ 19th February 2015.

This is a 'decade ring', used to keep count whilst praying the Rosary. For very similar examples, see DUR-1B82E4, LANCUM-7FD8A4, etc

Comment entered on record: NCL-98E8C7 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Northumberland

MASK
Christine wrote @ 21:42:05 @ 17th February 2015.

To me reading about this masks I imagined a young woman carefully hiding it in the wall and insisting she'd lost the horrid thing.

Comment entered on record: NARC-151A67 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Mask
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Northamptonshire

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
John Walford wrote @ 20:00:52 @ 17th February 2015.

I think that these objects may be lead weights from the heads of old golf clubs.

Comment entered on record: YORYM-9DAF96 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: East Riding Of Yorkshire

MOUNT
John Walford wrote @ 22:05:10 @ 16th February 2015.

Several statuettes of very similar form have been published in Post-Medieval Archaeology. See Vol 47 No. 2 (2013), "St Peter in Volders' and related base metal figurines resembling the famous statue in the Vatican Basilica" http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1179/0079423613Z.00000000038

Comment entered on record: BERK-5653C3 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: West Berkshire

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
John Walford wrote @ 17:34:23 @ 14th February 2015.

This is probably part of a lock mechanism. I remember seeing something quite similar when dismantling a lock on an old safe a few years ago.

Comment entered on record: NLM-1DE08C Find awaiting validation
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Lincolnshire

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
John Walford wrote @ 17:33:45 @ 14th February 2015.

This is probably part of a lock mechanism. I remember seeing something quite similar when dismantling a lock on an old safe a few years ago.

Comment entered on record: NLM-1DE08C Find awaiting validation
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Lincolnshire

SUNDIAL
John Davis wrote @ 09:57:08 @ 13th February 2015.

Now in the possession of John Davis (BSS). XRF data available.

Comment entered on record: NMGW-6F1E33 Find published
Object type: Sundial
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Wiltshire

SUNDIAL
John Davis wrote @ 22:09:05 @ 6th February 2015.

The gnomon is much more likely to be from a windowsill dial than a portable one ( which would have a folding gnomon). If it has a knife-edge for the top edge, it may be late 16th century. I would be interested in making an XRF analysis if I can get access.

Comment entered on record: NMS-4C0746 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Sundial
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Norfolk

COIN
Kevin Batten wrote @ 19:02:55 @ 6th February 2015.

The reverse inscription reads: +GODRIC ON LEHR (HR ligated) See also EMC 2009.0238 and Coin Register 2010

Comment entered on record: DENO-D76DA6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Bedford

COIN
Govert Nieuwland wrote @ 15:18:29 @ 2nd February 2015.

duit of the Province of Holland ("HOL LAN DIA"). Stil slightly readible. reverse is a lion wihtin a fence, carrying a hat on a stick. example: http://duiten.nl/fotos/hol%20duit%201754.jpg 1700-1800

Comment entered on record: HAMP-1C0AB4 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Hampshire

COMPASS
John Davis wrote @ 21:34:04 @ 29th January 2015.

I suspect this item might be the compass disc from an early compendium, containing as sundial. A photograph is essential!

Comment entered on record: WILT-627124 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Compass
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Wiltshire

SEAL
Stuart Elton wrote @ 15:32:19 @ 26th January 2015.

The 'ourpasthistory' site has been closed. The new link is - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=12462

Comment entered on record: KENT-76A152 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Kent

CLOTH SEAL
Stuart Elton wrote @ 14:21:35 @ 26th January 2015.

The 'mitre' is more likely to be a pine cone.

Comment entered on record: NLM-299FC7 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Lincolnshire

CLOTH SEAL
Stuart Elton wrote @ 21:28:21 @ 24th January 2015.

Probably a Norwich Weavers Company seal. I read the initials as (P)B / WSMS / JDC(R?) / (CR) The 12 wardens for 1703 whose surname initial matches the above were:- Anthony Parmenter, John Black, Tho Westgate, Stephen Smith, Robt Mott, Tho Smith, Tho Jeekes, John Ducket, Tho Coldham, Wm Robins, Danl Woods, Stephen Taylor. - p 416, Provenanced Leaden Cloth Seals by Geoffrey Egan, Sub-Department of Medieval Archaeology, University College, University of London, submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1987.

Comment entered on record: SUR-698F32 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Buckinghamshire

CLOTH SEAL
Stuart Elton wrote @ 21:03:36 @ 24th January 2015.

Probably an Augsburg A

Comment entered on record: DENO-5411B3 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Nottinghamshire

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Tom Redmayne wrote @ 21:16:53 @ 21st January 2015.

This is a vine eye. Used by hammering into walls or fencing to support the wires used for training plants. It will date from the mid 19th to the mid 20th centuries.

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-FCDB27 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Unknown
County of origin: North Yorkshire

TOILET ARTICLE
Walter Jo Ahmet wrote @ 10:28:40 @ 21st January 2015.

Object 84.341/6 at Museum of London is dated to the 13th/14th century, so if being used as reference here would push the dating back?

Comment entered on record: CORN-C851A6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Toilet article
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Cornwall

TUNING PEG
Garry Crace wrote @ 19:40:54 @ 19th January 2015.

This looks very much like a candle ejector used to lift out the spent candle from a candlestick.

Comment entered on record: NLM-205BF6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Tuning peg
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Lincolnshire

PIN
Dave Haldenby wrote @ 14:27:08 @ 11th January 2015.

The parallel referred to , from the East Riding of Yorks,--YORYM-BDE2E4 is described, I believe correctly, as Bronze Age in date--see parallels from the Paddock Hill excavations at Thwing- N or E Yorks?

Comment entered on record: WILT-6A1376 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Pin
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Wiltshire

BROOCH
Clive Smith wrote @ 12:28:55 @ 2nd January 2015.

On the 20th November I gave into the Dorset County Council a gold ring which is certainly made by the same person who made the brooch. They are identical in every respect there is 4 small annular brooches interconnected with a band with a saints letter on it. A Claire Pinder is dealing with the treasure as there was another separate gold ring inside this ring and it has been declared a hoard..

Comment entered on record: IOW-506491 Find published
Object type: Brooch
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Isle Of Wight

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