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FLAKE
Graham Hill wrote @ 19:53:58 @ 5th June 2011.

Me again, The surface finish is deeply worn and like a river pebble with an orangy stain. A modern chip shows some depth to this but it is possible that the piece is an orangey chert. In Royal Cornwall Museum, cabinet 1 there is at least one excavated Early Paleolithic hand-axe and a large Levallois core with a dorsal flake struck. Documentation Officer; Margaret Morgan writes that this core is a likey surface find from Higher Polcoverack Farm, St. Kelverne(Cornwall). I compared the pieces and would say that the suface condition of worn orangeyness is very similar.

Comment entered on record: CORN-3B7A82 Find published
Object type: Flake
Broad Period: Palaeolithic
County of origin: Cornwall

FLAKE
Graham Hill wrote @ 19:43:33 @ 5th June 2011.

Hi, When I found this flake I hoped that it was a longitudinally snapped Middle Paleolithic Levallois flake. I did not think of a more recent core rejuvenation flake at least partly through wishful thinking; Paleo finds being so rare in Cornwall. However I think that the converging pattern of dorsal flake scars suggest an unusual pattern of flake removals, like a radial core. The admittedly feint conchoidal ripples leave the striking platfoms well outsde the existing abruptly flaked or damaged margin except for the dorsal scar running longitudinally from the proximal end. From what appears a facetted butt a deeper Levallois style strike removed the whole flake off a core.

Comment entered on record: CORN-3B7A82 Find published
Object type: Flake
Broad Period: Palaeolithic
County of origin: Cornwall

KNIFE
Laura Burnett wrote @ 09:42:12 @ 3rd June 2011.

Really nice record. I wonder if it could be IHS for jesus? which would also go with the omega.

Comment entered on record: PUBLIC-57F732 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Knife
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: West Sussex

JEWS HARP
mark may wrote @ 09:23:08 @ 3rd June 2011.

Hi a couple of years ago i had around 70tons of earth delivered to form a garden,this was from Four Lanes above Camborne cornwall, whilst i was moving the soil i came accross what appears to be a jews harp , looks to be made of bronze /coppery material ,but missing the tongue ,also looks as if it was cast and a shape of france three side fleur leaf top which is decorated in what looks to be celtic decoration on one side,is very ornate. What kind of age do you think it is likely to be ,is it a common thing in Cornwall to find. regards Mark

Comment entered on record: CORN-B80876 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Jews harp
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Cornwall

SEAL
StuE wrote @ 16:53:18 @ 2nd June 2011.

Russian Flax Bale seal - http://ourpasthistory.com/Gallerya/main.php?g2_itemId=115717

Comment entered on record: SUSS-FB9F43 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: West Sussex

SEAL
StuE wrote @ 16:49:42 @ 2nd June 2011.

Webb & Sons Manure Manufacturers Seal - http://ourpasthistory.com/Gallerya/main.php?g2_itemId=115876

Comment entered on record: WAW-7711C3 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Worcestershire

SEAL
StuE wrote @ 09:47:15 @ 1st June 2011.
A 17th century lead seal label of Willem Momma, cauldron manufacturer from continental Europe. See- BH-060A30.

Comment entered on record: LVPL1984 Find published
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: North Yorkshire

JUG
Rebekah Pressler wrote @ 16:54:34 @ 27th May 2011.

This is a Westerwald stoneware and post 1500 in date

Comment entered on record: NLM-02AA46 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Jug
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: North Lincolnshire

JUG
Rebekah Pressler wrote @ 16:54:19 @ 27th May 2011.

This is a Westerwald stoneware and post 1500 in date

Comment entered on record: NLM-02AA46 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Jug
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: North Lincolnshire

JUG
Rebekah Pressler wrote @ 16:48:52 @ 27th May 2011.

This is a Westerwald stoneware and post 1500 in date

Comment entered on record: NLM-02AA46 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Jug
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: North Lincolnshire

HARNESS PENDANT
Robert Webley wrote @ 12:47:28 @ 25th May 2011.

A similar pendant has just been recorded from West Sussex - ref. HAMP-B94F13

Comment entered on record: SOM-AC6314 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Harness pendant
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Somerset

MOUNT
David Rushworth wrote @ 01:00:06 @ 23rd May 2011.

This looks very like a 5th to 7th century Byzantine belt end. 3 lug atachment is typical, check out Jaric, the Byzantine army on the central Balkans.

Comment entered on record: NMS-E477C6 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Norfolk

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
chris lovell wrote @ 17:46:18 @ 17th May 2011.

could this be part of a 11th century stirrup strap mount ? rivets may be the base section

Comment entered on record: SOM-E9FZB3 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Somerset

COIN
Mark Schollar wrote @ 15:48:28 @ 17th May 2011.

I think this obverse Image belongs with the reverse image of NARC 987 as the reverse of this coin is not a bristol mint but a canterbury one.

Comment entered on record: NARC985 Find published
Object type: Coin
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Northamptonshire

MOUNT
alan charman wrote @ 13:01:58 @ 16th May 2011.

i think this item may have been identified wrong, think its a spur terrminal 1400-1800

Comment entered on record: KENT-643055 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Kent

SEAL
StuE wrote @ 17:30:56 @ 13th May 2011.

"1690-1708: Sir Robert Cotton" The Royal Mail Archive gives his date as Postmaster General as 1691-1708:- http://postalheritage.org.uk/history/downloads/BPMA%20Royal%20Mail%20Archive%20Info%20Sheet%20Postmasters%20General.pdf]

Comment entered on record: WILT-AFD0C4 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Wiltshire

SEAL
StuE wrote @ 14:32:04 @ 12th May 2011.

Anglo Continental Guano Works, see:- http://ourpasthistory.com/Gallerya/main.php?g2_itemId=15654

Comment entered on record: KENT-64F1D5 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Kent

SEAL
StuE wrote @ 14:04:18 @ 12th May 2011.

Possibly a Kosher meat seal, see Egan No. 356 Fig.47 Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items in the BM.

Comment entered on record: NLM-A0D658 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Modern
County of origin: Lincolnshire

DAGGER
Ros wrote @ 15:56:26 @ 11th May 2011.

This appears to share a photo with another dagger part NMS-D99028 ?

Comment entered on record: NMS-F07286 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Dagger
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Norfolk

SEAL
StuE wrote @ 14:42:56 @ 11th May 2011.

This is a Post Office seal, see WILT-AFD0C4.

Comment entered on record: NARC-147607 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: Northamptonshire

AMULET
Mark Pugh wrote @ 21:47:49 @ 7th May 2011.

I am the original finder who handed the item into Angie Bolton as the FLO for the PAS in this area. This represents only a small part of the paperwork I have had back for this find, the level of expertise and depth of study has astonished me. This is the best type of resource for all detectorists to use, it has helped the specialists with another "little piece of the jigsaw" to enlarge their understanding of this forgotten time, and given me much more information than I could ever get on a find. When I found it, I GPS'd the location and called it "4marks"; any other details I later found out (initial translation) came from publishing in "The Searcher". But the help given by the PAS was fantastic and still I'm getting further information.

Comment entered on record: WAW-4CA072 Find published
Object type: Amulet
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Warwickshire

JETTON
santos wrote @ 04:52:08 @ 5th May 2011.

This is not a jetton. It's a "real de 3 e meia libras" portuguese coin, struck in the 15th century under king João I. Under the crown you can see the letters IHNS for latin IOHANES = João =John in English, and also the letter L for Lisbon mint.

Comment entered on record: GLO-727F87 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Jetton
Broad Period: Medieval
County of origin: North Somerset

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 11:20:12 @ 2nd May 2011.

South Gaul Started near Lyons

Comment entered on record: DUR-631D62 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Darlington

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 11:15:55 @ 2nd May 2011.

Rouletted decoration on the side of the pottery fragment

Comment entered on record: DUR-632AB8 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Darlington

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 10:59:45 @ 2nd May 2011.

This is a Samian mortarium as the from the 3rd photograph shows a well worn surface with grit and the circles patten is the base. It could very well have been manufactured at Colchester during the 2nd century. It is very limited with distribution in eastern England.

Comment entered on record: DUR-651576 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Darlington

MOUNT
Garry Crace wrote @ 21:37:27 @ 30th April 2011.

Hi Tom Read illustrates something very similar to this artefact in his book Hooked Clasps and eyes (2008) p220 No 793 and identifies them as sword belt attachments. Regards Garry Crace

Comment entered on record: SF-DE0313 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Suffolk

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 20:26:03 @ 30th April 2011.

Bottom right looks like BB1 as it just has that type of look and is quite chunky. The date suggests 2nd to 4th century AD. Hand made with either crushed shell or other type of mineral material added to the mixture of the clay

Comment entered on record: BERK-7A9206 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Oxfordshire

VESSEL
Simon wrote @ 10:47:47 @ 30th April 2011.

The pottery also shows Rouletted decoration and dates to the 1st century AD

Comment entered on record: SUR-4F5B15 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Vessel
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Wiltshire

MOUNT
Julian Watters wrote @ 12:28:00 @ 28th April 2011.

Interesting. I'll have a look at that. Many thanks.

Comment entered on record: BH-A1BF77 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Hertfordshire

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
S. Matesic wrote @ 15:29:02 @ 27th April 2011.

Roman scabbard-slide: Ringkopfbügel Carnap-Bornheim Typ IIIC2. Lit: Von Carnap-Bornheim 1991; Miks 2007, Taf, 223-228. Date: mid 2nd - 3rd century

Comment entered on record: NMS-6C6E86 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Unidentified object
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Norfolk

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