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CANDLE HOLDER
Adam Staples wrote @ 09:12:05 @ 24th August 2011.

This is actually part of a medieval folding candlestick, cf SWYOR-72DF97

Comment entered on record: DENO-470E11 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Candle holder
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Nottinghamshire

CANDLE HOLDER
Adam Staples wrote @ 09:09:12 @ 24th August 2011.

This a part of a folding candlestick, rather than a strap-end. cf. SWYOR-72DF97

Comment entered on record: DENO-470E11 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Candle holder
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Nottinghamshire

TOY
Michael Lewis wrote @ 16:32:16 @ 16th August 2011.

This doll's skirt is almost identical to that on an almost complete doll from Buckland (SUR-2DC8B1).

Comment entered on record: PUBLIC-6D33F7 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Toy
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: County Durham

COIN
Paul Cannon wrote @ 20:21:41 @ 14th August 2011.

The obsverse of this coin is very similar/?identical to CCI 9812; 981142 & 981025 all also recorded from Berkshire. The reverses are similar but not identical.

Comment entered on record: BERK-A96943 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Iron age
County of origin: West Berkshire

PENDANT
chris halewood wrote @ 17:06:39 @ 14th August 2011.
Surely this is more likely Tyr binding the Fenris wolf. He shows one hand clearly, the other is lost amongst the chains binding the wolf's mouth because he lost a hand in the process. The wolf has too short a tail for a horse as shown in other cast works and the 'alarmed' expressionj would fit Tyr in his predicament. See bracteates here. http://www.verasir.dk/show.php?file=chap12-1.html

Comment entered on record: HESH-4844A4 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Pendant
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Shropshire

BELT FITTING
Janek Österman wrote @ 07:33:40 @ 13th August 2011.

Hello, ive found the same belt buckle (exactly the same but its in a gold/copper colour). I found it in eastern poland on a field. So now i wonder where do these come from?

Comment entered on record: LVPL-CE6041 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Belt fitting
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Cheshire West And Chester

TOKEN
Martyn Griffiths wrote @ 14:31:37 @ 8th August 2011.

I am a local Neath historian and presently studying earl;y 19th century Portreeves. I would very much like to use the picture of this token in a future article for "The Neath Antiquarian". It probably won't see publication before 2017 though! Hopkin Rees' father, Rees Rees and David Morgan the ironmonger were both Portreeves.

Comment entered on record: PUBLIC-CB0732 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Token
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: The Vale Of Glamorgan

FINGER RING
Philippa Walton wrote @ 17:01:45 @ 5th August 2011.

Hi Ros I don't think this ring is Roman - the stones and their settings look very post med.

Comment entered on record: BUC-831AE2 Find on review
Object type: Finger ring
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Buckinghamshire

BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
S. Matesic wrote @ 11:33:34 @ 5th August 2011.

that is a fragment of a brooch "Kniefibel" Böhme 1972, Nr. 426-457.

Comment entered on record: YORYM-6C61D7 Find published
Object type: Button and loop fastener
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: North Yorkshire

BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Philippa Walton wrote @ 16:51:39 @ 4th August 2011.

This is certainly a Roman rather than a medieval object. See Wild's article for further references. J.P. Wild (1970) 'Button and loop fasteners in the Roman provinces' Britannia Vol. 1 (1970)

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-A82B32 Find published
Object type: Button and loop fastener
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: East Riding Of Yorkshire

LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Philippa Walton wrote @ 15:48:50 @ 3rd August 2011.

This is a very strange object, Amy and is worthy of further investigation. We should try and find a flint specialist to take a look at it!

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-95AB74 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Lithic implement
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Leeds

BELL
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

Comment entered on record: NARC-884698 Find published
Object type: Bell
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Milton Keynes

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

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

Comment entered on record: KENT-633A40 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Furniture fitting
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Greater London Authority

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

Please reference http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=27686&cat=500 Mori Ring and note that ring has been 'restored'

Comment entered on record: GLO-1B3252 Find published
Object type: Finger ring
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Gloucestershire

SCABBARD
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.

Comment entered on record: DUR-895161 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Scabbard
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: North Yorkshire

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

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

Comment entered on record: ESS-1EEF42 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Post medieval

ROWEL SPUR
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.

Comment entered on record: SF-57AC68 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Rowel spur
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Suffolk

PILGRIM BADGE
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.

Comment entered on record: SF8047 Find published
Object type: Pilgrim badge
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Suffolk

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

Thanks Darren for the comment - the record has been amended

Comment entered on record: HAMP-2D15C3 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Nail
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Hampshire

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
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.

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-7E9C73 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Leeds

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

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

Comment entered on record: LIN-FCDCA3 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Toy
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Lincolnshire

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

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

Comment entered on record: NARC-396E37 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Brooch
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Northamptonshire

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

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

Comment entered on record: SUSS-934C28 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Brooch
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Hampshire

PILGRIM BADGE
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.

Comment entered on record: SF8047 Find published
Object type: Pilgrim badge
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Suffolk

CASTING WASTE
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.

Comment entered on record: NMS-F58551 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Casting waste
Broad Period: Bronze age
County of origin: Norfolk

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

Any chance of lightening the image?

Comment entered on record: CAM-561172 Find published
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Cambridgeshire

HARNESS FITTING
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).

Comment entered on record: NMS-CCAF65 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Harness fitting
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: 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 ?

Comment entered on record: GLO-35FB61 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Gloucestershire

CHISEL
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

Comment entered on record: SUR-418E53 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Chisel
Broad Period: Bronze age
County of origin: Hampshire

BUCKLE
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.

Comment entered on record: IOW-72E5C4 Find published
Object type: Buckle
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Isle Of Wight

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