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SEAL
Robert Webley wrote @ 15:47:50 @ 13th June 2011.

For an identical die see HAMP-C88186 on this database

Comment entered on record: SUSS-A69BF1 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Seal
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: East Sussex

HORSESHOE
gillian wrote @ 16:22:39 @ 12th June 2011.

I have a horseshoe very similar to this one NLM-C28BC5. Is it likely it is of the same age? Are most horseshoes so heavy thru' history?

Comment entered on record: NLM-C28BC5 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Horseshoe
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: North Lincolnshire

FINGER RING
barry lambert wrote @ 12:02:55 @ 12th June 2011.

The ring is now on display at the Salt Museum in Northwich.

Comment entered on record: LVPL-00A457 Find published
Object type: Finger ring
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: Cheshire East

MOUNT
Elizabeth Walker wrote @ 12:28:13 @ 9th June 2011.

Rob thank you for your comments, changes have been made to the record.

Comment entered on record: SUSS-011D77 Find on review
Object type: Mount
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: East Sussex

BUCKLE
Mike Bishop wrote @ 12:08:58 @ 9th June 2011.

Almost certainly a 1st-century AD form of buckle (although some imitations continue into the 2nd century). The internal stubs are the remains of the internal volute which, in this form, was anchored at both ends. Cf. examples in Bishop & Coulston 2006, Fig.62 or, better still, refer to Grew & Griffiths 1991 for more examples of the type.

Comment entered on record: ESS-80E976 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Buckle
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Hertfordshire

BUCKLE
Mike Bishop wrote @ 12:01:53 @ 9th June 2011.

This is not a 4th-century AD buckle but rather a common 1st-century AD type with the characteristic internal volute apparently missing. Cf Bishop and Coulston 2006, Fig.62,15. For even closer parallels see the work Grew and Griffiths on 1st-century belt fittings.

Comment entered on record: NARC-CB49D6 Find published
Object type: Buckle
Broad Period: Roman
County of origin: Northamptonshire

BROOCH
Jane Kershaw wrote @ 11:22:31 @ 9th June 2011.

Is there an image of this piece? Normally these brooches have fittings which are integrally cast, rather than soldered, so it would be interesting to see the reverse. Perhaps it has been repaired?

Comment entered on record: CAM-69EB68 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Brooch
Broad Period: Early medieval
County of origin: Cambridgeshire

GAMING PIECE
George Melas wrote @ 15:53:50 @ 8th June 2011.

Impressive counters - I am writing a book on the history of gaming counters and casino chips. I had to re-visit the 'Clay' section and add the two fine examples. Would appreciate additional information and / or an appropriate hyperlink. Many thanks

Comment entered on record: HESH-986654 Find awaiting validation
Object type: Gaming piece
Broad Period: Post medieval
County of origin: County Of Herefordshire

CAULDRON
Julian Watters wrote @ 14:58:25 @ 8th June 2011.

Hi Ros, We both seem to have recorded this one. Not sure what you want to do. Our ids are very different! Julian

Comment entered on record: BUC-68AA37 Find on review
Object type: Cauldron
Broad Period: Unknown
County of origin: Buckinghamshire

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

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