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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
    • Created by: Katie Hinds
    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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Record ID: WILT-A8E835
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Late Medieval (1400-1500) cast copper alloy double-loop buckle frame with two oblique projections to one side, missing its pin. It measures 40.17x28.94x2.91mm and weighs 8.51g. The frame is circular with a central bar dividing it into two loops, measuring internally c.9 x c.20mm. It is trapezoidal in cross-section. The projections are also trapezoidal in cross-section and are each decorated with two or three wide transverse grooves. Whitehead (2003) page 46, No.267, illustrates a similar buckle which he dates to c.1400-1500 AD.
Created on: Friday 26th October 2012
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broad Town', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-7F85E6
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Medieval (1250-1450) composite strap-end, consisting of the incomplete forked spacer only. It has an acorn-type knop terminal and one arm of the spacer is incomplete. The knop is flattish in cross-section. The spacer measures 50.62mm in length and max. 16.88mm in width at the end of the broken arm. Both faces of the arms carry traces of silvery solder. The knop (oval 'nut' in a tapering oval-sectioned 'cup') measures 13.19x6.68x4.36mm. The object weighs 3.5g. Composite strap-ends with forked spacers from London date to between the late 13th century and mi…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Urchfont', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-7F1460
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Medieval/ Early Post-Medieval (1400-1600) copper-alloy thimble of cast construction, standing 16.03mm tall and weighing 4.85g. Almost all original patina has been lost. The top is slightly domed, the walls of the thimble flaring. The drilled square and rectangular pits begin in the centre of the top and continue in a spiral to the edge, where it meets and is slightly offset from a spiral beginning at the top of the walls and ending at the bottom, above a circumferential groove close to the open end. The thimble measures 16.42x16.55mm at the open end (internal 13.88x13.97mm) an…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coulston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-173414
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval/ Early Post-Medieval (1400-1600) copper-alloy beehive thimble of cast construction, now a little squashed, standing 22.37mm tall and weighing 7.44g. There is a small crack in the wall, with a small aprt of the wall missing. The thimble is domed with slightly flared sides and a rounded top. The drilled oval and circular pits begin in the centre and continue in a continuous spiral to the base in a regular fashion. Above the base is a plain rim flanked by a circumferential groove. It measures 22.07x17.62mm at the open end (internal 18.95x14.23mm) and c.15mm in dia…
Created on: Friday 19th October 2012
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Easterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-15D547
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Medieval Burgundian jetton, probably struck at Tournai for the Burgundian market. Measures 25.5mm, weighs 3.44g, die axis 10, slight wear with green patina. Obverse: Emblems of Burgundy, steel with three flints above sparks and kindled sticks +VIVE spiral star BOVRGOVNE spiral star VIVIE spray of leaves Reverse: Cross patée, leafy terminals, sprigged trefoils into angles +GETTES annulet in annulet BIEN a in a PAIES a in a BIEN spray of leaves Mint: Probably Tournai for the Burgundian market, second half 15th century Reference: Mitchiner, obverse is as 796, reverse al…
Created on: Friday 19th October 2012
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Knoyle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-001E61
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval copper alloy buckle frame with integral plate, missing most of the frame and the pin. It measures 35.59x13.45x2.85mm and weighs 2.93g. At the point the frame meets the plate is a pin hole 2.2mm in diameter. The inside edge above it is convex in shape. Behind the frame is a collar, below which is a rounded circular moulding with another hole 1.78mm in diameter and probably for a rivet. The strap plate beyond is parallel-sided and terminates in another collar before a lozengiform terminal and knop. The terminal is pierced at the centre with a 1.73mm diameter h…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2012
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broad Hinton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-FFAA00
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval enameled (and probably originally gilded or silvered) copper alloy shield-shaped heraldic horse harness pendant of the vertical banner type which would have rotated on a swiveling base. It measures 24.93x22.54x6.87mm and weighs 6.35g. The shield alone measures 24.93x17.09x2.99mm. The pendant is blazoned on both sides, gules a fess between (possibly) three mullets. Traces of red enamel survive on both faces, although much less beneath the horizontal band. Consequently it is not certain whether the two stars (mullets) above the band are complemented by a third below. A l…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Cheverell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-C066E8
Object type: CANDLESTICK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Late Medieval to Early Post-Medieval (c. 1475 - 1600) cast and turned copper alloy candlestick, consisting of the damaged and rather squashed socket and top of the stick only. It measures 43.10x31.07mm and weighs 27.61g. The open end of the socket is rather squashed, now measuring 31.07x19.49mm (internal 26.47x16.14mm),while at its base it measures 25.09mm in diameter. It is c.32mm deep but does not have a closed base, instead the stick is hollow and extends from the base 13.65mm in diameter (internal 10.26mm). The socket is decorated to the outside with a pair of co…
Created on: Monday 15th October 2012
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2012
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Record ID: WILT-C01F73
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval to Early Post-Medieval (1100-1700) strap fitting, comprised of a piece of folded sheet copper alloy roughly triangular in shape with one folded edge, one open crenellated edge with two rivet holes, and one damaged open edge. It measures 24.99x19.74x2.36mm and weighs 1.76g. The crenellated edge is cut as two curves with a wide V between. The two rivet holes are c.2mm in diameter.
Created on: Monday 15th October 2012
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2012
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Record ID: WILT-C32CD1
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy English jetton (of Edward III / Richard II), measuring 23mm in diameter and 1.4mm in thickness. Weighs 3.78g. The jetton is partly pierced in the centre from the obverse and is worn. Obverse: Crude king standing under canopy Reverse: Plain shield, five pellets in chief above a label of three points Date: 2nd half of the 14th century Reference: For obverse see Barnard, pl.II, no.49, no parallel for the reverse found, it is somewhat similar to the obverse of Mitchiner 259.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2012
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marlborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-0A6960
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy probably Medieval (1100-1500) unidentified object, measuring 23.95x15.07x2.89mm and weighs 2.22g. It has a circular body 15.07mm diameter and 1.97mm thick and is pierced by two opposing rivets, 1.5mm in diameter and 2.89mm high. Between them, at the centre, is a c.2mm wide hole now filled with corrosion. Flanking the edge (and passing 'through' the two rivets) is a very corroded ring of copper alloy. The plate, without rivets, is c.1.7mm thick. To one edge is a zoomorphic projection with bulbous brow ridge and square snout, D-shaped in section. To the op…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2012
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2012
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Record ID: WILT-08C1A7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval or Post-Medieval (1200-1600) copper alloy strap fitting, consisting of a rectangular piece with three equidistant in situ rivets and still in place around one of these (situated at an end), a smaller piece of sheet copper alloy with a hook extending past the piece underneath. The longer piece is bent at an almost right angle. Bent, the object measures 41.71mm, unbent c.63mm. It weighs 6.7g. The longer piece is parallel-sided and measures (unbent) c.50mm x 10.55x1.08mm (with rivets, 4-6mm thick). At the end beneath the second piece is a short 4mm wide projectio…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cricklade', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-07A752
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval (1100-1250) copper alloy gilt possible horse harness pendant, missing its suspension loop. The object is flat (1.27mm thick) and oval in shape (21.02x17.79mm), with one edge rather flatter and showing signs of something having broken off. The object is undecorated on one side while on the other has a central six-pointed star surrounded by multiple stamped annulets. Cf. NMS-C30FB7, also missing its loop. Weighs 2.02g.
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cricklade', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-068DB5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval (1250-1350) cast copper alloy rectangular buckle frame of Meols type D and plate, missing its pin and sheet roller (from the frame). It measures 37.64x20.47x3.99mm and weighs 4.2g. The rectangular frame (16.76x20.47mm, internal 11.24x16.92mm) has a narrowed bar and oval-sectioned outside edge (2.5x2.3mm). The adjoining arms have swollen rounded ends at the this point, to the outside only. The buckle plate is sheet copper alloy with narrowing sides, angling inwards and narrowing to 14.08mm wide where it curves around the bar and below narrowing from 16.85 to …
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cricklade', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-062C27
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval to Post-Medieval (1350-1700) copper alloy double oval buckle frame, missing its (iron) pin. It measures 30.72x19.57mm (internal surviving loops c.9x14mm) and weighs 3.6g. There is a patch of rust-coloured staining on the bar. The loops are slightly angled on their outside edges to the underside, and are decorated to the top with apparently transverse grooves, although much of the decoration is lost due to wear and loss of patination. Examples of this type of buckle frame from London (Egan and Pritchard 1991 nos.331 to 342) date from the second half of the fo…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2012
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cricklade', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-8C0BA7
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval (1200-1400) copper alloy cruciform hanger for a horse harness pendant, missing one projecting suspension lug and measuring 41.57x34.36x4.40mm. Weighs 5.01g. Three of the arms are of equal length. They are triangular in cross-section with flat back and ridge down the centre of the front. Each ends in a circular domed terminal with long projecting knop, divided from the main arm by a transverse collar, waist and cusped moulding either side of the central ridge. Each domed terminal has a central piercing c.2.3mm in diameter. The fourth arm is much shorter (3.5mm…
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-8BC6D4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval (1150 - 1400) copper alloy oval buckle frame with ornate outside edge, missing its pin and plate. It measures 15.37x13.80x4.03mm (internal 8.69x10.43mm) and weighs 1.42g. The bar is narrowed and offset with a worn area either side of the centre, probably from the missing plate. The outside edge is thickened with a moulded knop either side of the triangular notched lip at the centre. Egan & Pritchard (1991; p.77, fig.46) date oval buckle frames with ornate outside edges and plates between 1150 and 1400.
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-8B7255
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval (1200-1400) copper alloy bar-mount from a belt with central and terminal lobes, missing one rivet. Measures 15.63x7.97x4.19mm and weighs 0.80g. The two terminal lobes are solid (c.4x1.8mm), one with a 1.5mm diameter countersunk rivet hole to reverse (0.75mm diameter to front), the other with a separate copper alloy rivet in situ. The central lobe is hollow to the reverse and domed to the front, decorated with six transverse grooves and overlain with diagonal grooves to give a patterns of lozenges. Similarly decorated bar mounts with central and terminal …
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-8B4EF7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval (1200-1400) copper alloy bar-mount from a belt with central and terminal lobes, missing one rivet. Measures 19.70x9.64x5.55mm and weighs 1.49g. The two terminal lobes are solid (c.5x2mm), one with a 1.8mm diameter countersunk rivet hole to reverse (c.1mm diameter to front), the other with a separate copper alloy rivet in situ. The central lobe is hollow to the reverse and domed to the front, decorated with diagonal grooves overlying each other to give a patterns of lozenges. Similarly decorated bar mounts with central and terminal lobes from London date…
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-5FB942
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval (1250-1350) copper alloy single-loop oval buckle frame of Meols Type 11 or 12, with outside 'roller' edge on the frame, and plate. It is missing its pin. It measures 46.69x26.62x5.80mm and weighs 12.88g. The frame itself measures 21.82x26.62x5.80mm (internal 10.81x22.90mm). The outside edge is offset with a roller composed of a sheet of copper alloy metal wrapped around it. The rounded sides have expanded oval terminals flanking the roller. The axis bar is offset and narrowed. The roller is 12.14mm long and 8.10x5.87mm in cross-section, although its ends do…
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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