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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

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 14:04:05 @ 8th July 2011.

Looking at the photo it looks like South Gaul Region as many had white flecks in the core of the pot and this to me has the same inclusions as the ones I have studied in the past.

Comment entered on record: LVPL-0E75F1 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: North Yorkshire

PIN
Anni Byard wrote @ 12:18:56 @ 8th July 2011.

An interesting find and I wonder if it is a Picardy Pin? I recorded a very similar one (BERK-2E4E35) that also has a cupped-head. Picardy pins are known from the UK and France and elsewhere in northern Europe and share characteristics including the bulbous neck and side hoop. They date to the Middle Bronze Age c. 1400-1250BC. Other examples of Picardy pins recorded on this database are HAMP-F9F576 and FASW-5C5522. It would be an interesting study to compare the Irish pins and the Picardy pins.

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

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 11:03:57 @ 7th July 2011.

PATRICI was a pottery from Britian

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-BD0F63 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Staffordshire

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 11:00:35 @ 7th July 2011.

also has a rope singluar line with a trifid tassel and is form 37 or Dragendorff 37 dating to AD 70-230 South Gaul

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-BEBEE6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Staffordshire

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 10:59:02 @ 7th July 2011.

form 37 or Dragendorff 37 dating to AD 70-230

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-BF0FE3 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Staffordshire

COIN
steven wrote @ 04:39:06 @ 6th July 2011.

my sis found that gd on her i love ya sis keep digging

Comment entered on record: SUR-1C7B43 Find published
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Reading

PIPE TAMPER
Si Ashford wrote @ 20:07:22 @ 5th July 2011.

This is the top of a 17th C spoon (seal top type), not a pipe tamper

Comment entered on record: WAW-65B8D7 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Pipe tamper
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Warwickshire

STRAP FITTING
Robert Webley wrote @ 16:17:53 @ 5th July 2011.

A similar artefact, also with rare sheet roller, has just be recorded from Hampshire - ref. HAMP-32A607

Comment entered on record: SWYOR-CC90F8 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Strap fitting
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Lincolnshire

MOUNT
Robert Webley wrote @ 16:15:19 @ 4th July 2011.
This is similar to HAMP-B06557 and SUR-29B2E1, both recorded simply as 'mounts'. On the Hampshire example the beasts appear to be eating each others' tails.

Comment entered on record: BH-FD11A0 Find published
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Essex

MOUNT
Robert Webley wrote @ 16:13:23 @ 4th July 2011.

This is similar to HAMP-B06557 and BH-FD11A0 on which the beasts can be seen more clearly; they appear to be eating each others' tails

Comment entered on record: SUR-29B2E1 Find published
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Surrey

CANNON BALL
Robin Hickman wrote @ 19:29:31 @ 1st July 2011.

I purchased this cannon ball from the previous owner (who had found it in his garden in Powick, Worcestershire) on Monday 27th June 2011 and I have mounted it on a wooden stand with a plaque inscribed 'BATTLE OF WORCESTER ~ English Civil War ~ 1651'

Comment entered on record: WAW-4E4F31 Find published
Object type: Cannon ball
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Worcestershire

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

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

Comment entered on record: CORN-E514D0 Find on review
Object type: Furniture fitting
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: 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.

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

KEY (LOCKING)
Adam Daubney wrote @ 14:58:59 @ 27th June 2011.

Thanks Tim. Record amended accordingly.

Comment entered on record: LIN-666663 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Key (locking)
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Lincolnshire

KEY (LOCKING)
tim james wrote @ 19:55:12 @ 25th June 2011.

Looks more like a candle ejector holder... http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=18880

Comment entered on record: LIN-666663 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Key (locking)
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Lincolnshire

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

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

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

MOUNT
Magicman wrote @ 21:23:59 @ 24th June 2011.
Its not Iron Age nor Roman , but part of a toilet flush !

Comment entered on record: NARC-2B0E41 Find published
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Northamptonshire

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

This looks more Roman than Charles ll ? Del

Comment entered on record: BERK-1DB4D2 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Oxfordshire

Dan wrote @ 13:53:21 @ 19th June 2011.
"Roman dodecahedrons" I believe it is for fishing

Comment entered on record: HAMP1180 Find published
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Hampshire

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

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

Comment entered on record: LEIC-3F5267 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Bulla
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Rutland

JETTON
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

Comment entered on record: KENT-8D6D44 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Jetton
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Kent

VESSEL
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

Comment entered on record: NCL-FEC552 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: County Durham

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

Mostly gray ware fragments of pot

Comment entered on record: DUR-D8AFB4 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: County Durham

STRAP FITTING
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 http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/448427

Comment entered on record: HESH-E2C377 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Strap fitting
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: County Of Herefordshire

AMULET
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.

Comment entered on record: DENO-120680 Find published
Object type: Amulet
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Nottinghamshire

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