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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

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 on review
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Post 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

BROOCH
Toby Martin wrote @ 16:12:41 @ 28th December 2014.

Is it worth noting that this is more than likely the headplate from LIN-5A3F13?

Comment entered on record: LIN-5A5469 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Brooch
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Lincolnshire

COIN
David Holman wrote @ 20:40:28 @ 27th December 2014.

This type of Flat Linear potin has an obverse depicting the outline head in the form of a continuous circle. It is a rare type, but is represented in both the Birchington and Sunbury hoards.

Comment entered on record: SUR-DB57D6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Iron age
County of origin: Surrey

HOARD
Robert Turner wrote @ 17:01:27 @ 17th December 2014.

I am the finder of this hoard and have read this report. I believe the white cloudy condition refered to was due to the soil these were found in which contained what I think was limestone. The two complete bit broken axe heads were found with the broken pieces pushed inside of the cavity of the relevant axe head so were obviously deposited like this.

Comment entered on record: YORYM-15AA2D Find awaiting validation
Object type: Hoard
Broad Period: Bronze age
County of origin: North Yorkshire

VESSEL
Barry Ager wrote @ 11:41:22 @ 24th November 2014.

Tiffany Groenweghe (Louvain University; in litt.) distinguishes the moulded fluting typical of imported eastern Mediterranean vessels from the hammered fluting of Merovingian bowls of her Type A and notes the close similarity of the bowls in the Coptic Museum of Cairo illustrated in R. Richards's thesis, pl. 40 (Coptic Museum of Cairo), with further reference to the moulded fluted bowl from Sutton Hoo in pl. 56. For further information regarding "Coptic" bronze vessels she refers to:- - Dr Jörg Drauschke (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum,Mainz), 'New insights on the production of "Coptic" bronze vessels: A workshop on Elephantine Island (Aswan, Egypt)'. - Drauschke J., 2008: Zur Herkunft und Vermittlung "byzantinischer Importe" der Merowingerzeit in Nordwesteuropa, in: S. Brather (ed.), Zwischen Spätantike und Frühmittelalter. Archäologie des 4. bis 7. Jahrhunderts im Westen, Berlin - New York 2008, 367-423. - Daim, F. and Drauschke, J. (eds), Byzanz - das Römerreich im Mittelalter, Schnell & Steiner, Verlag RGZM, Mainz vol. 1, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 3 and 4, 2010.

Comment entered on record: NMS-5F2A81 Find published
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Norfolk

CLOTH SEAL
Allex Kussendrager wrote @ 10:32:55 @ 12th November 2014.

Hello, this is a beacon lead from 1661 from Haarlem and not a cloth seal. More information about this kind of leads on my website www.loodjes.nl or with the direct link to the Haarlem leads: http://www.loodjes.nl/CHB_I.html#HC . Kind regards Allex.

Comment entered on record: SUR-BCC8A6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Bedford

BEAD
Walter Ahmet wrote @ 15:46:31 @ 11th November 2014.

I believe this is an Oldbury type bead (Guido type 53-57). date range 150BC - 150AD . similar to a number of other examples on the PAS YORYM-7DAAE6, LVPL-26BA21 and LON-041951

Comment entered on record: LIN-3A9556 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Bead
Broad Period: Iron age
County of origin: Northamptonshire

CLOTH SEAL
Gary Bankhead wrote @ 16:41:56 @ 7th November 2014.

Two exact parallels of this cloth seal have been found in Durham City, see: Bankhead 2452 and 2464. as such, the pairs of initials shown can now be read as: HN RC (over) WA RB. The second disc displays the three towered castle of Norwich.

Comment entered on record: SF-0D5996 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Cloth seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Suffolk

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