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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: HESH-1884BE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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An incomplete and abraded buckle plate formed from a sheet of gilded copper alloy of probable medieval date (AD 1150-1400). The sheet is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and would have been folded around the offset bar of a single looped buckle frame. A small fragment of this frame survives with ornament bulbous knops on the corners of the frame. A single notch has been cut from the plate at the mid point - through here a rectangular buckle pin would have fitted. Both the upper and lower parts survive along with the remains of a leather strap held between them. The opposite end termina…
Created on: Friday 4th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eardington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-187FB5
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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Copper alloy pedestal / pendant seal matrix of medieval date (1250-1400). Originally the die was circular and now is roughly oval in plan due to combination of old breaks and abrasion. The reverse originally rose to form a pendant / suspension loop but is now broken. The body of the matrix is a hexagonal pedestal formed from six tapering sides which rise to the mid-point and terminate in a series of moulded bands. The pierced loop would have extended above this but is now lost. A transverse hole has been drilled through the moulded bands and the remains of iron wire is present; this s…
Created on: Friday 4th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 17th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-185963
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl Medieval to Post Medieval date (1100 - 1650 AD), most probably later medieval (1300-1600 AD). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and bi-convex in section; it has a rim / cast ridge running around its outer edge. The central hole is circular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 9.3mm. When reported and photographed the central hole was filled with hard compacted soil - when it was removed an irregular sub-triangular depression most probably a casting flaw in the internal side wall of the hole was revealed.…
Created on: Friday 4th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 10th December 2015
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Record ID: HESH-081C26
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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An incomplete, cast copper alloy prick spur, possibly dating to the late Medieval period circa (AD 1200-1500). The fragment is broadly T-shaped in plan, comprising of the remains of the spur which has a 'D' shaped cross section. The neck protrudes from the spur at 90 degrees and is cylindrical in cross section. The neck tapers from the spur which is cylindrical in section and terminates in a bi-pyramidal formed goad with rounded edges which curves from the neck. The goad projects 25.56mm in height from the spur and is 9.39mm wide at the terminal and 5.1mm thick at the neck. The goad a…
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: HESH-32069B
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy tall handle type seal matrix, probably dating to circa 17th century. The seal matrix has an oval face with an incised legend. The legend reads 'William' with the letters in reverse. The handle tapers from the face to a suspension loop. The piercing is sub circular and has a rounded pointed knop on the upper outer edge. The piercing is located in line with the incised lettering on the front face. Below the piercing is a decoration of two incised lines placed circumferentially around the handle. The object is presumed to be dated to the later Post Medieva…
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-2FC0E9
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete cast copper alloy 'vesica' shaped seal matrix of medieval date (1200-1400). The seal matrix is sub-oval (oval with pointed ends) in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. On the reverse face of the seal on the upper edge in alignment with the two pointed ends, is a small sub-oval perforated lug. This lug is set at an angle of 90° to the plain of the body of the seal. The perforation has a build-up of soil inside. The design on the front face of the matrix consists of a central motif with an inscription reading anti-clockwise around the edge. The central motif appears …
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-DEEF16
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval silver penny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272) dating to AD 1251-1272. class 5C. Minted in Canterbury. Moneyer: Willem. North (1991) no. 993 (c).
Created on: Thursday 19th November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-DA5E31
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A Medieval silver penny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272) dating to AD 1251-1272) class 5b. Minted in London. Moneyer: Nicole. North (1991) no. 991/3 (b).
Created on: Thursday 19th November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-CCA949
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A Medieval silver cut quarter voided long cross penny of Henry III (AD1216-1272) Class 2b - 3c dating to (AD1248-50). Mint of Gloucester. Moneyer unknown either: Ion, Lvcas, Ricard, Roger. North (1991) nos 985/2-988/1.
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 12th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-CCA236
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A Medieval silver cut quarter voided long cross penny of Henry III (AD1216-1272) or early Edward I (1272-1307) dating to (AD 1216 - 1278) Class unknown. Mint and Moneyer unknown.The coin is partially missing. North (1991) nos 983-1002.
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 12th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-CB5466
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A Medieval silver penny of Edward II (AD1307-1327) dating to AD 1312-1314. Long cross, Class 11 b1. Mint of London. North (1991) no. 1061/1 (1)
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 12th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-9EF4E5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A Medieval silver penny of Edward II (AD 1307-1327) dating to (AD 1301-1310) Edwardian class 10cf5. Minted in Canterbury. North (1991) No. 1043/1.
Created on: Monday 16th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9E2374
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval silver penny of Edward I (AD 1272-1307) dating to (AD 1301-1310) Edwardian class 10cf1. Minted in Canterbury. North (1991) No. 1040.
Created on: Monday 16th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9CE1CB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval silver groat of Edward IV (AD 1461-1470) first reign, light coinage dating to (AD1464/5-1470). Initial mark: Rose. Mint of London. North (1991) type Vc. no. 1567.
Created on: Monday 16th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-B73E78
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval silver incomplete penny of Edward I (1272-1307) dating to the period AD 1272-1278. Minted in London. Class 2-9, As Withers and Withers, 2006: pp. 22-35. The coin appears to have been folded and then consequently broken at this point.
Created on: Thursday 5th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2016
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Record ID: HESH-627C4E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A conical lead alloy standing weight of probable Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa (AD 1300 - 1700). The apex is a rounded knop and measures 9.38mm in diameter. There is a centrally placed rectangular indentation on the upper surface of the apex, this measures 5.14 mm in length. The sides of the weight flare to the rounded flat base with a diameter measuring 23.8mm. The outer faces of the weight are decorated with four vertical ribs that are fairly evenly spaced around the circumference of the weight. On one side there is the design of a triangle, comprised of a moulded raised rib…
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 28th October 2015
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Record ID: HESH-611513
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval or Post Medieval (12th to mid-19th centuries) fragment of a cooking vessel leg. In plan the fragment is a sub-rectangular and consists of the upper part of the leg that would have attached to the vessel. There is an irregular shaped raised moulding on the upper face that would have formed part of the attachment on to the vessel. The outer edge of the upper face is curved and rises to a flat edge that would have supported the vessel. There is a broken edge which would have formed the upper part of the leg. This break is not recent. The fragment is rectangular in section with…
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd December 2015
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Record ID: HESH-7D2FF9
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy token of later Medieval or Post-Medieval date (1200-1800). The token is sub-circular in plan. The decoration on the front face depicts a long cross. This consists of two crossed lines consisting of ribs which emanate from the centre and finish at the edge of the token. In each quarter there is a triangle also made from a raised rib outline. The pointed corner of the triangle is positioned just below the centre of the token. The reverse of the token is undecorated. The design fits in to Powell's (2012) Type 12 (Quartered geometrics). The token is light grey/cream in c…
Created on: Friday 9th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 29th October 2015
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Record ID: HESH-39E32F
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval (late-15th century) copper alloy Tournai jetton dating to the period c. 1497-1521. The token dates from the reign of Louis XII (14978-1515) or Frances I (1515-1547). It is probably earlier in that date range 1497-1521 based on the form of the letters. Letter 'V' type inscribed SIT IIO IIIEII BOIII I II I (SIT NOMEN BOMINI) on the obverse and reverse (variant of no.732 as illustrated in Mitchiner (1998). Obverse: Two trefoils either side of the 'V' rather than a tressure of arches. Reverse: Cross patty with flower within each angle. Mint of Tournai. Cf Mitchener (1998:p.240) …
Created on: Tuesday 6th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Morville', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-285566
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval cast copper alloy single loop D-shaped buckle, probably dating from(AD 1250-1500). The pin is missing. The buckle consists of a D-shaped loop with a narrowed strap bar. The buckle is undecorated on both faces. The upper face shows traces of gilding. The buckle has a dark brown coloured patina. Whitehead (2003: pp. 48-49) illustrates similar D-shaped buckles and suggests they date to circa (AD 1250-1500). The buckle measures 18.75mm long, 14.14mm wide, 1.5mm thick and weighs 0.98 grams. Whitehead, R. (2003)Buckles 1250-1800. Chelmsford, Greenlight Publishing.
Created on: Monday 5th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Morville', grid reference and parish protected.


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