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Record ID: CAM-460E82
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A worn Medieval silver hammered penny of Edward III, AD1327-1377. This coin is a Post-Treaty period penny dating to AD1369-1377). Obverse legend reads: +EDW[...]L'.F.FRANC. The stops are saltires and the initial mark is a Cross Pattee. Obverse shows an unclear worn forward facing crowned bust, probably a bifoliate crown. The reverse legend reads CIVI/TAS/[...]/[...]CI. with a saltire stop. The reverse shows a solid long cross, with a very worn quatrefoil enclosing a pellet at the centre, with three pellets per quartre. Struck at the York Archiepiscopal mint. Die axis is 12 o'clock. W…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 19th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-8B83A4
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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An incomplete pewter button, badge or mount probably of 15th to 16th century AD. The remains of this artefact weighs 2.14g. The body of the object is circular with a diameter of 15.9mm and rectangular cross-section. The edges have slight damage and this results in a rough uneven rim. The body has a thickness of 2.3mm at the rim. This artefact was cast, the evidence of which is seen as a casting seam across the centre of the reverse surface of the object's body. At the centre of the reverse surface the worn remains of a button loop-shank, pin or integral rivet are present. This sub-s…
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-8B619A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A silver voided short cross (AD1180-1247) Medieval penny of Henry III, AD1216-1272. Obverse shows a forward facing crowned bust with sceptre. Obverse legend reads hENRI[CVS]R/EX/. Reverse shows a voided short cross with quatrefoil per quarter. Reverse legend reads +LEDV[LF ON L]VND. Class 7b-7c, dating to AD1217/8 - c.1242. The Moneyer is Ledvlf working at the London mint. Die axis is 1 o'clock. Weight is 1.40g, diameter is 18.3mm and thickness is 0.6mm.
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-4F0120
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A lead spindle whorl probably dating from the Medieval to Post-Medieval period. The artefact weighs 31.38g (1.11oz). The whorl is sub-circular in shape and has a maximum diameter of 26.5mm and a depth of 8.6mm. The central perforation is cylindrical and has a diameter of 9.2mm. The artefact is a flattened plano-convex shape in profile, with straightened sides and a shallow convex upper surface. The flat base surface is slightly depressed. On this depressed side, there is a groove running across the whorl just to one side of the central perforation. The surface is fairly smooth but ther…
Created on: Friday 23rd March 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-6C3F8B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A lead spindle whorl probably dating from the medieval to post medieval period. This artefact weighs 46.75g (1.65oz). The central circular perforation has a diameter of 9.4mm. The artefact is circular in shape with a maximum diameter of 30.0mm. The perforation through the whorl is cylindrical in shape, however the middle is slightly concave. The whorl has a sub-oval cross section with a slightly flattened circumferance. This flattened circumferance accounts for 5.9mm of the total depth. The depth of the artefact measures 9.9mm. The surface appears to be fairly smooth but there is evide…
Created on: Friday 16th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th April 2018
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Record ID: CAM-307EF7
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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An extremely worn copper-alloy numismatic artefact of Medieval to Post-Medieval date. This is probably a Medieval Continental jetton. Obverse and obverse legend is illegible although the central field seems to have been separated from the legend by a circular border line. Reverse is extremely worn and illegible, a four-arched tressure being just visible. Reverse legend is illegible. Die axis is uncertain. Weight is 2.48g, diameter is 26.6mm, thickness is 0.7mm.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2018
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Record ID: CAM-CB133A
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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This incomplete copper-alloy Medieval strap-end weighs 11.18g. It has a length of 53.8mm, maximum width of 33.6mm and thickness of 2.6mm. The artefact is designed with two distinct zones. One zone has a crescentic shape and accounts for 30.9mm of the total length. The upper surface has incised decoration. An attempt to make this decoration appear to be symmetrical has been made however, close examination confirms that the incised design is not symmetrical. A single continuous line forms a border approximately parallel to the edge of the crescent shape. Within this crescentic field …
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: CAM-8C7878
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper-alloy mount, probably Medieval. It is sub-rectangular in shape with both of the long edges inwardly curving towards the flat transverse end terminals. It has a dark green patina. Overall length: 65.0mm. Weight: 6.21g The front is convex and close inspection of the upper moulded surface reveals the undulating sides of the mount are in the shape of a fish's profile. One end, which accounts for 11.0mm of the total length has linear decoration arranged from a longitudinal angle. These splay out and represent the tail of the fish. The terminal at this end has a width of 12.80mm na…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-3C853D
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A lead ampulla with popular scallop shell motif. Both suspension loops are intact. Medieval to Tudor period. One side of object has been squashed in and is of concave appearance. The opening is squashed closed, possibly as a result of damage. The shell design on the convex side is in relief and drawn with straight lines. Looking from this side the neck bends backwards and part of the neck is missing on the left hand side at the top at a roughly 45 degree angle. Around the shell design there is a continuous zigzag pattern, in relief, which is repeated on the concave edge. There are a…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-2A128C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A silver hammered solid long cross Medieval coin dating between AD1279-1489. This coin is folded in half, the opposing edges being 10.8mm apart, and has a crack extending diagonally across the radius. The obverse is on the inner side of the fold. The obverse and obverse legend are extremely worn being almost completely illegible. The obverse legend reads [...]VS[...]. The reverse is worn but shows a solid long cross with three pellets per quarter. The reverse legend is mostly illegible with only a single I visible in one quarter as: /[...]I/. Die axis is uncertain. Weight is 0.91g,…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: CAM-EE75A3
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A worn and incomplete copper-alloy English Medieval Jetton. Less than half of the flan survives the remains weigh 0.50g. The radius measures 10.7mm giving an estimated 21.4mm diameter. The flan has a thickness of 0.6mm. A break has occurred over the remains of a central circular perforation, a feature of English jettons of this period. The remains of the perforation indicate that this had a diameter of 2.6mm. The obverse field is unclear but the area of legend appears to be filled with pellets, diameter 1.8mm and set c.0.7mm apart. The reverse is also unclear but seems to show a cr…
Created on: Monday 11th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: CAM-58C0E5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A Medieval circular lead or lead alloy token or gaming counter. This artefact has a weight of 4.96g, diameter of 19.8mm and thickness of 2.4mm. This bifacial token has a different relief design on each side. One side has a pellet (diameter c.2.4mm) at the centre and two concentric, solid line, circles around. These lines have a thickness of 1.1mm and are set apart by a gap of 0.9mm. The diameter of the outer ring, measured from the external edge, is 15.5mm and the diameter of the inner ring, measured from the outer edge, is 11.8mm. The arms of a cross, formed of two lines intersect…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: CAM-56872D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A copper-alloy strap-loop, with integral rivet, of Medieval date, c.AD 1350-1400. This artefact weighs 0.53g, has a rectangular cross-section, thickness of 1.6mm and is sub-rectangular in shape. The artefact has a width of 10.8mm and height of 9.7mm. The loop aperture measures 7.8mm x 6.3mm. A rectangular to oval cross-sectioned (2.5mm x 1.5mm) integral rivet projects out from the centre of one side, on the external edge. The end of this rivet is very worn and it is uncertain whether this is the original extent of the rivet. Total height including loop and integral rivet is 12.0mm. …
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: CAM-5677BB
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A small incomplete copper-alloy lozenge shaped mount, with separate rivets, of Medieval to early Post-Medieval date. This artefact weighs 0.79g. The lozenge has a rounded corners, a thickness of 1.4mm, length of 12.9 and width of 10.5mm. The reverse surface is flat and undecorated. The upper surface has a solid raised edge. A second, less clearly visible, concentric lozengiform line lies directly inside the raised border. This inner line has a lower relief than the outer line and may possibly have been formed by closely set pellets or been decorated to represent a twisted rope. The…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
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Record ID: CAM-2D2FE0
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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An incomplete and bent Medieval jetton. To date, it has not been possible to precisely identify this particular jetton type. However, this example contains features similar to other French jetton types struck during the reign of Charles VII in the thirteenth century AD. Only approximately half of this jetton survives. On the obverse side of the flan the jetton survives from the 6 o'clock to the 12 o'clock position with a relatively straight cut or break across the centre of the flan. One and a half fleur de lis are present in the central field. If the missing half was symetrical th…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: CAM-F09C21
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: City of Peterborough
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A lead spindle whorl probably dating from the medieval to post medieval period. This artefact weighs 41.66g (1.47oz). Looking down on the central circular perforation which has a diameter of 7.9mm, this artefact is circular in shape with a maximum diameter of 25.3mm. The perforation through the artefact is cylindrical and slightly concave. The whorl has an oval cross-section. The depth of the whorl measures 13.8mm. The surface is covered with scratches and indentations. On the outer surface there is evidence of a decorative lozenge shape pattern formed of triangles, probably punch stam…
Created on: Friday 17th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th April 2018
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Record ID: CAM-0A3188
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A complete Medieval copper-alloy seal matrix. The matrix face is oval in shape measuring length 24.1mm x width 19.6mm. The flat face is filled by a central motif surrounded by a circumferential legend which is bordered above and below by a line of closely set pellets forming an oval. These features are in the negative so that any impression made with the matrix is produced in relief. Super imposed on the central oval field is a rectangular portico. This portico is positioned on a portrait orientation with walls and base formed of single solid lines. The upper third of the structure…
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th January 2018
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Record ID: CAM-273CCC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A Medieval moulded bifacial lead token dating from the 13th to 15th centuries AD. This token weighs 6.54g, has a diameter of 20.6mm and maximum thickness of 3.3mm. The design on both sides of the artefact are formed in relief. One side shows a star formed of four lines, which all intersect at the mid-point. The other motif is uncertain but probably shows an arched crown. It is quite common for this type of token to have crudely depicted motifs. See Fletcher, E., 2003. Tokens and Tallies Through the Ages Witham, Essex : Greenlight Publishing pp.28-38.
Created on: Friday 8th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th September 2017
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Record ID: CAM-112187
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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A Medieval gold stirrup-shaped finger-ring with remains of a stone setting. The band has a slight D-shaped cross-section the convex inner surface of the band being a little flatter than the convex curve of the outer surface. The band has a width of 1.5mm and thickness of 0.7mm. The band forms a loop 17.8mm wide and 20.2mm tall. The loop of this finger-ring is sub-circular, now slightly bent out of shape, and rises to the bezel forming a subtle ovoid shape. The bezel accounts for 2.2mm of the total height. and widens to a width of 2.1mm. The top of the bezel comes to a sub-oval/sub-rec…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: CAM-D5ED45
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A clipped silver Medieval coin. A penny of Edward IV, second reign AD1471-1483. North number 1652. Obverse shows a forward facing, open bifoliate crowned bust, B and key by the neck. The obverse legend is completely missing due to the clipped condition of the coin but is likely to have read [EDWARD D(E)I GRA REX ANG(LIE)]. Reverse shows solid long cross with unclear quatrefoil at centre and three pellets per quarter. The reverse legend is completely missing due to the clipped condition of the coin. Mint is York, under Archbishop Lawrence Booth AD1476-1480. Die axis is uncertain. We…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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