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Record ID: YORYM-422348
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy harness pendant of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. The pendant is circular with an integral elongated attachment loop extending from one edge. The loop is broken and worn. The upper surface of the pendant bears a central motif featuring a raised shield charged with a cross pattee within a circular border. No enamel is retained within the cross though the three recessed areas between the shield and the border retain traces of blue enamel. The central motif is surrounded by a partial legend which reads: AVE [----------]. This is likely part of AVE MARIA GRAC…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-420385
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy harness pendant of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. The pendant is circular with an integral elongated attachment loop extending from one edge. The loop is broken and worn. The upper surface of the pendant bears a central motif featuring a raised shield charged with a blue enamel cross pattee. The three recessed areas between the shield and the edge also retain traces of blue enamel. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a dark-brown patina and is worn. The pendant is 19.3mm long, 13mm in diameter, 2.3mm thick and weighs 1.7g. The device and i…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-413052
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete cast lead-alloy weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1300 - 1600. The weight is conical with a rounded top and flat base and was likely formed by pouring molten lead into a thimble casing then allowing it to cool. The object is 19.2mm tall, 17.5mm to 13.9mm in diameter and weighs 32.8g. Although this object has been described as a weight, it may also be a gaming piece. Thimbles have been in common use in England from the 14th century onwards and Geoff Egan (2010, p.265) states that no medieval thimble indisputably dating from before the 14th century has been foun…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-4122D7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete cast lead-alloy weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1300 - 1600. The weight is conical with a flat top and base and was likely formed by pouring molten lead into a thimble casing then allowing it to cool. The object is 19.1mm tall, 15.3mm to 11.3mm in diameter and weighs 13.4g. Although this object has been described as a weight, it may also be a gaming piece. Thimbles have been in common use in England from the 14th century onwards and Geoff Egan (2010, p.265) states that no medieval thimble indisputably dating from before the 14th century has been found in England.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-830BEB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A silver penny of Henry VI dating to the period AD 1422 -1427. Annulet issue. Annulets by neck. Long cross with annulet in two quarters reverse. Mint of Calais. North Vol 2, p.74, no.1432.
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-82CB7A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A silver penny of Henry III dating to the period AD 1247 - 1250. Voided long cross reverse. Moneyer probably Nicole. Mint probably of London. Class 1 - 3. The coin is double struck, rolled and broken.
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-718574
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A silver Irish cut halfpenny of Henry III dating to the period AD 1251-1254. Voided long cross reverse. Moneyer Davi. Mint of Dublin.
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-71595E
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy Sterling bust jetton issued under Edward II dating to the period AD 1310 - 1314. Long cross with pellets in angles within border of pellets. Mint of London. Class 11. Similar jettons can be seen in Mitchiner, p.100, no's.118-120. The basic design of the jetton is based on the sterling pennies introduced by Edward I in 1279 though bear decorative borders rather than the legends typically seen on coins of the period. A shallow circular depression is present at the centre of the reverse cross suggesting an attempt at piercing was made. Mitchiner (p.95-6) describes the ap…
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-09FC07
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with irregularly spaced raised lines radiating from the central perforation. Each resulting trapezoidal cell houses two raised pellets. The metal has a light grey/white patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 25.9mm in diameter, 9.7mm thick and weighs 24.9g. The perforation is 8.9mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and…
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F37EA5
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy probable gaming piece, or possibly a weight, of probable medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The object is circular in plan with a shallow conical applied knop on the upper surface. The knop is incised with seven lines radiating from the central point. The base is flat and undecorated. The metal has a light white patina. The object is 28.3mm in diameter, 8mm tall and weighs 25.9g. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain. This function is not certain however and the object may have served…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F1A431
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with rounded edges and corners. A worn raised crowned fleur-de-lis design is present on the upper surface. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-white/brown patina and is worn. The weight is 70.9mm long, 48.7mm wide, 11mm thick and weighs 239g. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods. Shield-shaped weights are a distinctive group of trade weights which are used from c.A…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F112E1
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete lead-alloy pilgrim badge of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. The object is rectangular in plan with a narrow rectangular section. Each of the four corners are broken and worn though would have featured sewing holes. The front faces bears a moulded design featuring a knight on horseback riding left within a beaded border. The name +GVILELM is present along the top edge. The reverse is undecorated. The imagery represents St Guilhem-le-Desert of Southern France. St Guilhem was a cousin of Charlemagne who halted the invasion of the Frankish Kingdom by the Arabs in AD 793. Hi…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F0D4AC
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1250 - 1500. The buckle is a single loop D-shape with a narrowed strap bar and bevelled outer edge. The pin no longer remains. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The buckle is 17.7mm long, 11.4mm wide, 2.9mm thick and weighs 1.3g. Similar example are illustrated in Whitehead (1996), p.18 and are dated to circa AD 1250 - 1500.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F0C4B9
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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A complete copper-alloy folding strap clasp buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1350 - 1450. The frame is sub-rectangular with a narrowed and offset rectangular strap bar. The opposite end of the frame is circular in section and also narrowed with a rotating closure plate looped around it. The plate is decorated with two incised X's within rectangular borders. The metal has a dark brown/green patina and is worn. The clasp is 21.7mm long, 12.1mm wide, 3.7mm thick and weighs 1.9g. Similar examples are illustrated in Whitehead p.41 and are dated to circa AD 1350 - 1450.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E00147
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A silver penny of Edward IV dating to the period AD 1464 - 1470. First reign. Light coinage. Lis by bust. Long cross reverse with quatrefoil centre. Episcopal mint of York under Archbishop George Neville. North Vol 2, p.88, no.1598. The coin is pierced at 1 o'clock on the obverse.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-DFCC5B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A silver penny of Henry V dating to the period AD 1420 - 1422. Long cross reverse. Mint of York. Class G. North Vol 2, p.71, no.1404.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-DF607A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A silver cut halfpenny of Richard I dating to the period AD 1194 - 1205. Short cross reverse. Moneyer uncertain. Mint of Canterbury. Class 4a. North Vol 1, p.220, no.968/1.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-DF0D0D
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A fragment of a copper-alloy vessel of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1100 - 1850. The fragment is part of the body of a probable cooking vessel. It is sub-rectangular in plan and section with two raised transverse ridges on the outer surface. The fragment has a curved profile. All the breaks are old and worn. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The fragment is 50.9mm long, 31.9mm wide, 4.3mm thick and weighs 19.3g. While it is not possible to allocate this fragment to a specific type it is likely to be from a large cooking vessel and dates from c. AD 1100 to c. AD 1…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-DEEAAC
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle plate of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. The sheet plate is folded in two with a central slot for the pin at the folded end. Four rivets are present; one in each corner, as well as a fifth off centre rivet. A sixth rivet is also present at the centre of the attachment end. Both plates are undecorated. The folded end is damaged with parts of the fold lost to worn breaks. The rivets hold the plates together. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The plate is 38.5mm long, 25.9mm wide, 6.3mm thick and weighs 8.5g.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-DEA9C3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy strap fitting of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. The fitting comprises two rectangular sheets joined by four rivets; one in each corner. A larger perforation is present through the centre of each sheet. The plates are undecorated and a piece of material, possibly leather survives within the plates. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The fitting is 36.6mm long, 32.3mm wide, 5.2mm thick and weighs 17.7g.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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