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Record ID: LON-F34981
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete Medieval silver Sterling imitation penny of John the Blind (AD 1309-46), King of Bohemia and Count of Luxembourg, AD 1310-46. Mayhew 260. No eagle in inscriptions.Obverse: Crowned bust facing with wedged drapery. Obverse inscription: + (cross pattée) IOhANnES DEI GRA', Reverse: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant. Reverse inscription: REX/BOE/ETP/OLO Dimensions: diameter: 18.32mm; weight: 1.31g.Similar coins on the database are IOW-73793A, IOW-9E15D7 and WILT-9D2752. Vanessa Oakden (LVPL-389251) has commented: 'John acquired the Bohe…
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-DEBF38
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval silver half penny of Robert II of Scotland (AD 1371-1390), Mint of Edinburgh. A similar coin on the database is BERK-AB2DB3. Obverse: Crowned bust left, holding sceptre: ROBER[TV]S REX Reverse: Long cross dividing field into four quarters - a mullet of five points in each quarter: VILL[A E]DINRVR Dimensions: diameter: 12.51mm; weight: 0.32g.
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-DE3819
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval Scottish copper-alloy penny of James III of Scotland (AD 1460-1488). Ecclesiastical issue, probably issued by Bishop James Kennedy of St Andrews and known as a 'Crosraguel' penny. Spink: S5307-11. Obverse: Orb tilted upward with rosette in center: IACOBVS DEI GR REX Reverse: Latin cross in double quatrefoil: CRVX PELLIT OIE CRIM around ("The cross drives away all sin"). Dimensions: diameter: 18.67mm; weight: 1.23g.
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-DD74FE
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval lead alloy (pewter) pictorial issue token dating from the period of Henry III - Edward I AD 1250 -1307. Mitchiner & Skinner (1983:72/Pl. 5; no. 66) illustrate a token which bears the same design. Obverse: Lis with field void Reverse: Whorl with nine arms. Dimensions: diameter: 15.55mm; weight: 0.55g
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-5EC446
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Medieval silver groat of Henry VI (AD 1422-1461), minted at Calais. Initial marks: cross II/cross II. Annulet issue, AD 1422-1427 (North 1975:60, ref: 1424). Obverse: hEnRIC DI GRA REX AnGL Z FRAnC (saltire stops), Crowned bust facing within a tressure of nine arches (annulets by neck). Reverse: POSVI/DEVm A/DIVTOR/E mEVm (I have made God my Helper) (saltire and trefoil stops); VIL/LA/CALI/SIE (double saltire stops), Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant (an annulet in one quadrant). Dimensions: diameter: 23.81mm; weight: 2.35g. Referenc…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-466C77
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of a late Medieval - early Post Medieval lead alloy pilgrim badge of Becket's gloves from the Canterbury Pilgrimage AD1400-1550. This is the left-hand glove from a conjoined pair; the right-hand glove is broken and missing. This is a gauntlet-type glove with an orphery decorated with diagonal lines (an ornamental border or band often on ecclesiastical vestments). There is a line around the base of the thumb which is now broken and missing. The reverse of the badge is undecorated with an integrally cast projecting pin. Similar badges are published in Spencer (1998:120) which…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-33CFA6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A silver medieval penny of Edward I/II dating AD 1309-1310. This is a Class 10cf5 penny. Mint of Canterbury. North (1975: 1043/1). Obverse description: Crowned bust of the king facing. Obverse inscription: E[DW]A R ANGL DNS hYB Reverse description: Long cross with 3 pellets in each quarter. Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Dimensions: diameter: 18.70mm; weight: 1.29g. Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-225147
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 elongated Lombardic M, in the field surrounded by a border of oblique rays. Mitchiner & Skinner (1984:145/Pl. 4; no. 6) illustrate a token which bears a similar design. 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…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: LON-CD3B93
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval cast lead alloy openwork monogram of Maria pilgrim badge dating to the 14th-15th century. The badge is in the shape of a Lombardic M with crown above. Similar badges are illustrated in Spencer (1998:156 fig.166-167b. The badge would probably have been circular on plan with a thin pelleted outer ring linked by larger pellets to a wider inner ring with pelleted inner and outer edge and the Lombardic M within. Spencer (1998:155) writes "One of the most popular badges of Our Lady was the Lombardic M with a crown above it, standing for Maria, Queen of Heaven. The M was the most …
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Sunday 24th June 2018
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Record ID: LON-CB139E
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval iron barbed and socketed arrowhead, dating 13th-14th century. The arrow head has a triangular blade and a circular socket. The blade section tapers very gradually from the socket to the point, with barbs at the socket end which extend over the socketed section. The central spine is subtle and not well pronounced. One of the barbs is damaged and missing a small section from the blade edge. Similar examples on the database are GLO-BF0875, SF-5A266B and LON-ECF872. Dimensions: length: 52.55mm; width: 14.99mm; thickness: 4.74mm; weight: 9.03g.
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: LON-B9B74E
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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An incomplete Medieval lead alloy non-heraldic personal seal matrix ding from AD 1200-1350. The matrix is flat and circular in plan, with an incomplete suspension loop on the reverse side formed by a cast lug now broken and missing. On the front is an engraved central pointed star, this is surrounded by a legend which starts at twelve o'clock and runs retrograde (anti-clockwise) around the matrix so it would appear the right way round when used. It reads "*S'ROB'TI F GIL'T". Robert son of Gilbert. Dimensions: diameter: 19.21mm; thickness: 3.58mm; weight: 8.99g. This group, with relat…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: LON-248865
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval copper alloy buckle frame dating from AD 1350-1450. The buckle consists of an oval lipped frame with a notch for the pin to rest on. The buckle has probably been reused, the forked spaces have probably been shortened and the rear sheet plate removed. The front sheet plate has been folded over and a notch cut to produce a smaller aperture. The buckle would have had a copper alloy pin now missing. Similar complete examples can be found in Egan (1991:79, nos. 322-324). Dimensions: length: 25.47mm; width: 19.93mm; weight: 2.56g. References: Egan G. and Pritchard F…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
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Record ID: LON-C32E7B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A late Medieval lead alloy late Plantagenet issue token, dating AD 1425-1490. Mitchiner & Skinner (1984:142/Pl. 1; no. 20) illustrate a token which bears a similar design. The token is damaged missing the lower section from the 8-5 o'clock position. Obverse: Shield with opposing double lined crescents with motif below, central nipple. Reverse: Eight-rayed wheel design, central nipple. Dimensions: diameter: 13.45mm; weight: 0.70g. Mitchiner & Skinner (1984:88) write "A series of neatly designed and neatly manufactured tokens with small compact flans. Early issues retain the g
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: LON-C0FFFD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A silver Medieval penny of Edward I dating AD 1301-1310. This is a Class class 10cf2 penny. Mint of London. North (1975:24, no. 1041). Obverse description: Crowned bust of the king facing. Obverse inscription: ED[WAR] ANGL DNS hYB Reverse description: Long cross with 3 pellets in each quarter. Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON Dimensions: diameter: 16.45mm; weight: 0.67g. Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: LON-207BC5
Object type: TILE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval bichrome, glazed ceramic floor tile dating to the 14th century. This is a Penn tile, Eames design No. 2377 an example in the catalogue is no. 361. The tile is decorated with geometric design consisting of a central cross within a lozenge, within two interlocking ovals with trefoils in their angles. The tile fabric is a highly fired, bright red ceramic. Dimensions: length: 104.97mm; width: 104.48mm; maximum thickness: 22.36mm; weight: 390g. Reference: Eames E., 1980. Catalogue of medieval lead-glazed earthenware tiles in the department of Medieval and Later Anti…
Created on: Wednesday 21st March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: LON-127AE7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete Irish silver penny of Edward I (AD 1272-1307), Second coinage (AD 1279-1302), Mint of Waterford, Spink (2002) no. 6246 - 6268.​ Obverse description: Facing Crowned bust within triangular border, two pellets on breast​Obverse inscription: [E]DW.R / ANGL / NShYBReverse description: Long cross dividing legend with three pellets in each quarter.Reverse inscription: CIVI / TAS / [W]ATE / RFOR Dimensions: diameter: 19.77mm; weight: 1.13g
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: LON-92F203
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval lead alloy pilgrim badge fragment dating from the 14th-15th century. The remaining fragment depicts a helmeted knight, in mail and with shield. the right arm is raised but is broken at the wrist it is possible that he was holding a sword. It is probable that this was part of an openwork pilgrim badge depicting the martyrdom of Thomas Becket (Archbishop of Canterbury). A complete example depicting the martyrdom of Thomas Becket on the database is PUBLIC-364487. Dimensions: length: 28.11mm; width: 9.42mm; weight: 1.11g. Reference: Spencer, B. 1998. Pilgrim Souvenirs and Sec…
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Sunday 24th June 2018
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Record ID: LON-277DC2
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 with indeterminate charges, 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 they remained in use un…
Created on: Friday 9th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: LON-104944
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval lead alloy pilgrim badge of the Head Reliquary of Thomas Becket dating to the 14th century. It depicts the head and shoulders of the saint wearing his bishop's mitre. The mitre is picked out using pelleted design and has pellets in the spaces. Eyes are ovate and has a downward pointing mouth. The reverse of the object has an integrally cast projecting pin but is undecorated with a mould line running the length of it from top to bottom. There are a number of holes in the badge but these seem to be the result of poor casting and not damage. Dimensions: length: 50.…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Sunday 24th June 2018
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Record ID: LON-1048B7
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval copper alloy heraldic poll-axe badge probably dating to the 15th-16th century. The badge is decorated with a shield with the arms of Beauchamp (a fesse between six crosses crosslets) on one side and a shield with a cross quartered with indeterminate charges on the other. An identicle poll-axe badge is illustrated in Spencer (1998:304 no. 301b). For this example Spencer (1998:305) suggests a date of later than c.1406 based on the shield. The author notes that "a popular group of badges highlighted weapons and other items of military equipment. In this category, miniature axe…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
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