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Record ID: LON-CE26F9
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 quatered by cross, 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 …
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-252316
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper-alloy Medieval scabbard chape dating from the13th-14th century. The chape is oval in plan and is of a tapering and tubular form, constructed from a folded sheet of copper alloy. The front face is decorated with a pierced quatrefoil design with a central circular hole with four additional circular holes at the cardinal points. The chape is pierced where the plates overlap on the reverse for a rivet to attach to the sheaf, the rivet is missing. Dimensions: length: 70.12mm; width: 19.03mm; thickness: 13.80mm; weight: 11.18g
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 6th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-18AAED
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A clipped late Medieval to Post-Medieval silver farthing of Henry VII (1485-1509). Minted at London, North (1991) no.1739 Obverse: []GRA REX[]; Facing bust  Reverse: CIVI/TAS/L[ON/DON]; Long cross dividing legend with three pellets in each angle Dimensions: diameter: 12.74mm; weight: 0.28g
Created on: Monday 28th March 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 26th April 2022
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Record ID: LON-61CB87
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval silver Penny of Edward III (AD 1327-1377), Post-Treaty period (AD 1369-1377) mint of  London. North type 1292. Obverse: Facing crowned bust with quatrefoil on breast. Obverse legend: EDWARDVS REX AnG[]  Reverse:  Long cross dividing legend with three pellets in each quarter. Reverse legend: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON Dimensions: 17.72mm; weight: 1.05g  Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Monday 7th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 22nd April 2022
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Record ID: LON-5FF0B2
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete Medieval cast copper-alloy harness pendant dating from AD 1250-1400. The pendant is lozenge-shaped with straight sides with a coat of arms consists of three garbs (wheat sheafs) on one side, the reverse is undecorated. The pendant has a cast integral suspension loop with a circular aperture.  Dimensions: length: 43.27mm; width: 35.89mm; thickness: 7.56mm; weight: 13.76g Another lozenge-shaped harness pendent on the database is LIN-1DBE9D.
Created on: Monday 7th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 6th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-C92117
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval silver Anglo-Gallic billon hardi coin of Henry IV, V or VI of England. Struck at Aquitaine and dating to the period AD 1399-1453. Obverse: [ENRIC R/AnGLIE]; A half-length crowned figure holding a sword under a Gothic arch. Reverse: FRA[/CIE/DnS/]AQI; Long cross with leopard and lis in alternate angles, annulet beneath lis. Dimensions: diameter: 19.51m; weight: 0.91g
Created on: Monday 28th February 2022
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2022
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Record ID: LON-35A23C
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 an indistinct image (due to damage) 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 r…
Created on: Monday 21st February 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-359E13
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval to early Post Medieval lead alloy pilgrim badge dating from AD 1400-1550. The badge is in the form of a Lombardic letter M for Mary with crown above. Similar crowned M badges badges can be seen in Spencer (1998:156 fig.166a-168). Dimensions: length: 14.39mm; width: 13.33mm; thickness: 1.21mm; weight: 0.76g Reference: Spencer, B. 1998. Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges. The Stationery Office, London. Mitchiner, M. 1986. Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges. Hawkins Publications, London. 
Created on: Monday 21st February 2022
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-1313D0
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval lead alloy pilgrim badge dating from AD 1400-1550. The badge is in the form of a purse or money bag and is associated with St James the Greater. The badge is sub-trapezoidal in plan. The top part of the badge has a semi-circular crosshatched panel and the lower section is decorated with vertical lines representing pleated fabric with a central lob (tassel) on the lower edge. The reverse is undecorated apart from a casting scar that runs down the length of the badge, the pin is broken and missing. A similar badge is in…
Created on: Wednesday 26th January 2022
Last updated: Thursday 17th February 2022
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Record ID: LON-DA7172
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, AD 1425-1490. The obverse has a vulva (the outer part of the female genitals), 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…
Created on: Tuesday 11th January 2022
Last updated: Thursday 13th January 2022
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Record ID: LON-64FD99
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval lead alloy pilgrim badge dating from AD 1400-1550. The badge is in the form of a crown with sleaved arms below supporting a heart pierced by a downward pointing arrow. The badge in silhouette forms a letter M for Mary and her grief at the death of her son, represented by the pierced arrow.. A similar badge can be seen in Spencer (1998:322 fig.321i) and Mitchiner (1986:103 fig.237) Dimensions: length: 19.95mm; width: 19.40mm; thickness: 3.32mm; weight: 1.00g Reference: Spencer, B. 1998. Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges. The Stationery Office, London. Mitchiner, M.…
Created on: Thursday 18th November 2021
Last updated: Thursday 18th November 2021
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Record ID: LON-92848A
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy French shield of France type jetton dating from AD 1380-1422. Shield of France modern are illustrated in Mitchiner (1988:227 no. 683-685). Obverse: Shield of France modern bearing three lis. AVE MARIA GRACIA annuets and pellets around Reverse: Triple stranded straight cross fleuretty in four arched tressure; internal angles alternating oposing A and E's in external angles central annulet with pellet either side. Dimensions:  diameter: 25.25mm; weight: 0.81g References: Mitchiner, M. 1988. The Medieval Period And Nuremberg,…
Created on: Monday 8th November 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd May 2022
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Record ID: LON-925AAB
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A Medieval French copper alloy jetton of the four fleurs de lys in a lozenge type dating to AD 1488-97. Mint of Tournai. Mitchiner 1988, page 208, number 592. Obverse description: Four fleurs in a lozenge: within an arched tressure Obverse inscription: +VIVE . LE.ROI * VIVE * LE.ROI * VIVE * Reverse description: Cross patty feuilly; flower in each angle Reverse inscription: GETTES * BIEN * PAIES * BIEN * Dimensions:  diameter: 26.09mm; weight: 5.04g
Created on: Monday 8th November 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd May 2022
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Record ID: LON-8FA35D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval double-looped oval buckle (AD 1300-1500). The buckle has a double-loop frame that has been cast with a D-shaped section and a flat back. Each oval loop has a wide outer edge, decorated in the centre point with three radiating incisions that serve both as decoration and as the pin-rest. The loops narrow slightly as they curve inwards towards the thin strap bar, which is on the same plain as the loops and is undecorated. The pin is missing. The reverse of the buckle frame is undecorated.  Egan and Pritchard (1991, 83) illustrate a number of similar …
Created on: Monday 8th November 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 27th April 2022
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Record ID: LON-3E6424
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval copper-alloy English jetton of Edward I to early Edward III, Fox Class 11-15 dating to AD1302-1340. Mernick series 2d.10 obverse and 2d.36 reverse. Mitchener 131 varient. The jetton has a punch mark in their centre Obverse: Edward I-III bust in circle: border, strokes and stars. Reverse: Three armed cross, bare male heads in angles: border BBB / BBB / BBB Diameter: 19.66mm. Weight: 2.65g. Similar jettons on the database are HAMP-0438D9 and HESH-622187. Mitchiner, M. 1988. The Medieval Period And Nurem…
Created on: Thursday 4th November 2021
Last updated: Thursday 13th January 2022
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Record ID: LON-3C4217
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy French jetton dating from the 15th century. Similar jettons can be seen in (Mitchiner 1988: 181, refs: 478-480). The coin has been struck with the reverse on both sides. Obverse: Triple stranded straight cross fleuretty in four-arched tressure. Reverse: Triple stranded straight cross fleuretty in four-arched tressure. Dimensions: diameter: 23.67 mm; weight: 1.36g. Mitchiner, M. 1988. The Medieval Period And Nuremberg, Jetons Medalets & Tokens, Volume 1. Seaby: London.
Created on: Thursday 4th November 2021
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2022
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Record ID: LON-8543EE
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval lead alloy Pilgrim Badge, dating 13th-15th century. The object is heart-shaped. There are traces of a decorated projection at the top of the heart and one along the lower edge, though these may be casting sprues. One side of the pendant appears to be decorated with three thistles and pellets surrounding them. The other side depicts a rod flowering into a Hawthorn bush. There is a beaded edge running around the object. The projection at the top of the pendant has a foliate form, suggesting it was decorative. An identical example is published in the London Mu…
Created on: Monday 20th September 2021
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2021
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Record ID: LON-6E3D16
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 a Penn tile. Not in Eames but similar in design No. 1503-1505. The tile is decorated with a central motif of a shield bearing the Arms of Plantagenet Kings of England, three lions passant guardant, with quartered circular designs in three corners. The tile is a highly fired, bright red ceramic. Dimensions: length: 115.86mm; width: 110.81mm; maximum thickness: 21.79mm; weight: g A similar tile recorded on the database is LON-05AEA4. Reference: Eames E., 1980. Catalogue of medieval…
Created on: Thursday 7th January 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 20th October 2021
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Record ID: LON-FB13A5
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An early Post Medieval lead alloy pilgrim's badge from the shrine of Our Lady of Willesden dating to the early 16th century. The badge depicts the Virgin and Child within a crescent moon. The Virgin wears a crown and holds the Child in her left arm and a sceptre in her right hand, all within the horns of the moon. Around the base of the moon is a row of pellets. On the reverse are the casting seam and the downward pointing pin, squashed flat to the back of the badge. This image is common on pilgrim badges found in London dating to the first three decades of the 16th century, thou…
Created on: Thursday 26th November 2020
Last updated: Monday 30th November 2020
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Record ID: LON-FAC667
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete late Medieval to Post Medieval copper alloy book clasp dating from AD1450-1650. The clasp is roughly rectangular with a fan-shaped terminal with central rivet hole at one end and a integral curved blunt hook at the other. The body of the clasp is decorated with vertical bands of stamped decoration, consisting of a band of large pellets/smaller pellets/four-petalled rose with calyx points extending beyond /smaller pellets. The reverse is undecorated. Dimensions: length: 20.30mm; width: 12.98mm; weight: 0.89g.
Created on: Thursday 26th November 2020
Last updated: Thursday 18th November 2021
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