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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: LON-007EC2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A silver medieval penny of Edward III dating AD 1351-1356. This is a pre-treaty series C-E penny. Mint of Durham. North (1975:38-39, no. 1150 or 1159 or 1170). Obverse description: Crowned bust of the king facing. Obverse inscription: [EDWARD]VS[REX ANGLI] Reverse description: Long cross with 3 pellets in each quarter. Reverse inscription: [CIVI/]TAS/[DVNE/L]MIE crozier before CIVI Dimensions: diameter: 17.57mm; weight: 1.23g. Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: LON-C312F4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A silver Medieval farthing of Edward I/II, Class 10, Mint of London, dating to AD 1300-1317. (North 1975:26, ref: 1058), possibly Withers 28b. Obverse: Crowned bust of the king facing. Obverse legend: [EDWARDV]S.REX Reverse: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant. Reverse legend: CIVI/TAS[/LON/DO]N Dimensions: diameter: 11.09mm; weight: 0.14g. References: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London Withers, P. and Withers, B.R., 2001 Farthings and Halfpennies: Edward I and II : Galata Print.
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: LON-C30AEE
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval lead alloy uniface sewn token, dating to the early 13th century. Mitchiner & Skinner (1983:68/Pl.1 no.2-14) illustrate similar tokens. The token is ampulliform with two elongated perforations with which the token could be attached or sewn onto a garment. The token has an uncertain design consisting of a cross with two a circle with central nipple either side all within a beaded border. Mitchiner & Skinner (1983:46) write "Many forms of pictorial image on these tokens also appear on English circular thirteenth-century tokens; but the designs on circular tokens tend to…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: LON-4759B1
Object type: DRINKING VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval ceramic stoneware Siegburg drinking bowl dating from AD1350-1500. The sherd consists of part of the rim and bowl of the vessel. The rim is decorated with an applied round prunt. The vessel is unglazed and has a light grey fabric with some discoloration from its deposition environment. The complete vessel would have been a shallow drinking bowl with a thumbed pedestal foot, see Gaimster (1997:168 Fig 2) for a complete example. Dimensions: height: 27.39mm; length: 118.65mm; width: 58.54mm; thickness: 5.89mm; weight: 70.69mm. A similar Siegburg drinking bowl …
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: LON-E10617
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Cheam whiteware measure dating to the 14th-15th century. The measure is baluster shaped, and has a buff fabric which is glazed on the interior with a clear pale green glaze, the interior surface is otherwise undecorated but has regular striations from the wheel turning process. The exterior is poorly finished with numerous stretch-marks, kiln scars and handling marks typical of this type of vessel. There are some splashes of the clear green glaze on the underside of the base. Dimensions: height: 48.49mm; diameter of base: 52.02mm; weight: 54.74g. Another Cheam whiteware…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: LON-7613AB
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Late Medieval lead alloy cross and pellets token, London series, AD1425-1490. The obverse has a shield quartered by cross (chequy) with central nipple, in the field surrounded by a border of oblique rays. The reverse has a central short cross pattee with a ring and dot in each angle surrounded by a border of oblique rays. The oblique rays run in a clockwise direction upon both faces suggesting a London rather than Paris origin. Mitchiner and Skinner (1984:94) write "a significant number of 'cross and pellets' tokens have been recovered alongside coins of Henry VII, suggesting that th…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-BB7B6A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A lead-tin shoe buckle dating to the late Medieval - early Post Medieval period AD1400-1550. The buckle has a circular buckle frame with a central cross-bar. The frame is decorated with a raised, bevelled band along the centre of the frame and beading around the edge. The cross-bar has a central groove to secure the pin. The iron wire pin is missing. Examples of this form of buckle on the database are LON-7E4CF0, LON-075D16, PUBLIC-608D6A, LON-D36970 and LON-7A4E36. Several similar examples have been excavated in London, Egan & Pritchard (1991:66-7 no.227) write that the numbers …
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st December 2017
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Record ID: LON-B90D55
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A silver medieval penny of Edward I/II dating AD 1302-1310. This is a Class class 10ab penny. Mint of Canterbury. North (1975:24, no. 1038-1039). Obverse description: Crowned bust of the king facing. Obverse inscription: EDWARANGLDNShYB Reverse description: Long cross with 3 pellets in each quarter. Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Dimensions: diameter: 17.57mm; weight: 1.23g. Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: LON-2899C0
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval copper-alloy early Nuremberg jetton, Mainz type jetton, AD 1440-1493. Anonymous issuer, a similar jetton is identified as Mainz type is in Mitchiner, (1988: no. 991), but this has a different reverse. Mitchiner (1988:336) writes ".most likely to be an allusion to Bishopric of Mainz (Mayence) which lay beyond Wurzburg on route to the west (Nuremberg, Mainz, Koln and Antwerp)." Obverse: Shield party per bend: 1, 2: Star above Lion's head left (inverted in 1): all in circle. Obverse inscription: fictitious legend. Reverse: Duplex fleur de lis accosted by Lion's head each sid…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: LON-C2F17D
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval copper alloy suspension mount for a harness pendant dating 13th -14th century. This mount has a slightly domed circular face with a tab projecting from the lower surface and a stud in the centre of the reverse. The tab has a long slot running vertically up the length and it is folded back on itself creating the double loops to secure the axis pin from which the harness pendant suspends. There is a small patch of gilding remaining on the front surface. Dimensions: length: 25.32mm; width: 16.21mm; thickness including the stud: 9.59mm; weight: 3.37g. Another similar copper al…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-C0335B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An Early Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl dating from AD 700-850. The spindle whorl is a Walton Rogers form A1, plano-convex form with a central moulded aperture. Dimensions: diameter: 28.56mm; diameter of aperture: 7.06mm; thickness: 7.88mm; weight: 29.69g. Helen Geake writes: "Dating of lead whorls is difficult. The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use until the end of the medieval period in London and Winchester (Egan, 1998, "The Medieval Household: Daily Living c1150 - c1450"; and Biddle, 1990, "Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester"), and for perhaps a ce…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-9D559C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A late Medieval to Post Medieval lead alloy vessel dating to the 15th -16th century. The vessel is cylindrical, with opposing lug handles and a flat base. The vessel would have had a short, cylindrical neck, now missing. The vessel was made in a two-part mould and the surface is decorated with slightly hatched lines. Two other vessels of a similar nature are in the Museum of London collection, Cat. No. 360 & 361, one from the Thames foreshore at Billingsgate and one from the W. Ransom Collection, donated in 1916. The vessel was found squashed and has been reconstructed by the finde…
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: LON-71B11F
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval copper alloy buckle dating to AD 1350-1450. The buckle consists of a oval lipped frame with a notch for the pin to rest on. The buckle would have had a copper alloy pin and plate now both missing. Similar examples can be found in Egan (1991:74, nos. 308-09). Examples of this form of buckle on the database are NMS-09F043, IOW-432DD4 and ESS-F0E044. Dimensions: length: 16.94mm; width: 15.08mm; weight: 1.31g. References: Egan G. and Pritchard F. 1991. Dress Accessories: Medieval finds from the Museum of London. The Stationary Office, London Rees, H. Crummy, N., …
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: LON-717F59
Object type: DIE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A late Medieval to Post Medieval bone cuboid false dice dating 15th-16th century. The numbers are indicated by a ring and dot motifs; The die only has high numbers with opposite sides having the same number 6:6, 5:5, and 4:4. This type of false die were known as high 'despatchers', die having only low number 1-3 being known as low 'despatchers'. Dimensions: length: 6.69mm; width: 6.61mm; thickness: 6.74mm; Weight: 0.58g. Reference: Egan, G. 1997. Dice. Finds Research Group 700-1700, Datasheet 23. The Museum of London has an example of a bird feeder which contained 24 dice inside (ac…
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: LON-705860
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A Medieval copper-alloy English jetton of Edward I, Mernick Class 10 dating to AD1302-1307. (Mitchiner 1988:101, refs: 123-128) Obverse: Edward I bust in circle: border, pellets. Reverse: Short cross moline, pellet in each angle: border, pellets. Diameter: 18.41mm. Weight: 1.19g. Other Edward I, Class 10 jettons on the database are GLO-53C992, HAMP-840D58, LON-75C145 and HAMP-1F4992. Mitchiner, M. 1988. The Medieval Period And Nuremberg, Jetons Medalets & Tokens, Volume 1. Seaby: London.
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-704D94
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A Medieval silver cut half short cross penny Class 5c of King John (AD 1199-1216) (North 1980:971) dating to AD 1204-1209. Moneyer Abel, mint of London. Obverse: Bust facing forwards holding sceptre. Obverse legend: HENR[ICVS REX] Reverse: short cross voided with four pellets in each angle Reverse legend: [A]BEL.O[N.LVNDE] Diameter: 17.78mm. Weight: 0.63g. North, J.J. 1980. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-060815
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval copper alloy sword pommel dating from AD 1250 - 1400. This pommel is a Type VIII variant wheel-shaped pommel (Ward-Perkins 1993:22) and Type I variant (Oakeshott 1964:96). The pommel is circular in plan; it has a flat band with convex faces each side. Both faces have three faint compass drawn concentric turning lines, outside of which is an inscription in punched Lombardic script. IhESV MERCI + on one side and IhESV MERC + on the other. On one side the 'I' is missing off the word MERCI due to the author not having enough space remaining between the 'E' and the cr…
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-F15A33
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A medieval lead alloy Geometric series token, dating from AD 1350-1430. Mitchiner & Skinner (1983:63; No. 36). Mitchiner & Skinner (1983:62) write "The geometric tokens succeeded the pictorial tokens as dominant series at about the time of the socio-economic upheaval caused by the Black Death (the 1350's) and were, themselves, replaced by tokens of the 'cross and pellets' series during the reign of Henry VI: the closest assessment being the 1430's." Obverse: Expanding cross, convex: field chequy. Obverse inscription: None Reverse: An eight petaled rose Reverse inscription: No…
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: LON-F14D5D
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval copper-alloy early Nuremberg jetton, Bishop issue jetton, AD 1440-1493. Anonymous issuer, a similar jetton is identified as Mainz type is in Mitchiner, (1988: no. 1016), but this has a different reverse. Mitchiner (1988:340) writes "These Bishop designs may well be referable to Nuremberg's other allied Bishopric, Bamberg." Obverse: Fictitious legend: Lion of St Mark standing left, nimbate and winged. His tail is raised and he holds the Book of Gospels in his raised right paw. Reverse: Fictitious legend: Jewelled mitre in circle, decorated with three flowers. Dimensions: d…
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: LON-DCF82F
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval cast lead alloy pilgrim badge depicting the 'Veronica' dating from AD 1400-1500. The badge is circular with a central panel bordered by a ring of dot-in-rings. The central panel depicts the bearded face of Christ in low relief. The reverse is blank, with both the pin and catch plate missing. The badge is a little distorted with some damage to the ring and dot border, part of which is now missing. Dimensions: diameter: 20.52mm; weigh: 2.25g. Similar 'Veronica' pilgrim badges on the database are LON-C52131, NMS-0E5046 and SWYOR-5B34C7. The Museum of London has an identical …
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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