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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-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-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-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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Record ID: LON-104804
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval lead alloy secular badge of dating from AD 1350-1450. This badge is rectangular in shape and is divided centrally into two sections, within each section is a bust of a figure possible a man and a woman. The badge has a pelleted border on both the outside and inside edge of the frame on three sides, the lower bar of the frame is thinner and undecorated. Two suspension loops are attached just in from the corners on the top outside edge of the frame. The reverse of the badge is undecorated with mould lines running around the frame. Spencer (1998:324) writes "... bus…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: LON-003367
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy French jetton of the Duchy of Burgundy dating from AD 1300-1384. Not in Mitchiner although a later jetton with shield of France-Burgundy is illustrated in Mitchiner (1988:253 no. 794). Obverse: Shield quarterly of France-Burgundy: all in 4-arched tressure: in external angle a letter'. Reverse: Triple stranded straight cross fleuretty with fleur-de-lis arnaments: all in 4-arched tressure. in external angle a letter 'V'. Dimensions: length: 20.25mm; width: 14.73mm; weight: 1.18g. References: Mitchiner, M. 1988. The Medieval Period And Nure…
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th March 2018
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Record ID: LON-9581E9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A Medieval continental sterling penny of Valeran of Ligny minted at Serain AD1304-66. This is most likely Mayhew type 232 as there appears to be a single pellet stop before LYnI. Obverse description: Crowned bust of the king facing. Obverse inscription: +G[VALIERA:DnS.]DE.LYnI Reverse description: Long cross with 3 pellets in each quarter. Reverse inscription: MOn/ET[A/SER/AY]N Dimensions: diameter: 15.26mm; weight: 0.91g. Reference: Mayhew, N., 1983 Sterling Imitations of Edwardian Type : Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication 14
Created on: Friday 2nd March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: LON-957810
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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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: EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB Reverse description: Long cross with 3 pellets in each quarter. Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON Dimensions: diameter: 17.56mm; weight: 1.02g. Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Friday 2nd March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: LON-01F1B7
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete Medieval to Post Medieval copper alloy thimble dating AD 1400-1550. The thimble is a cast heavy duty thimble, possible a domed with central hole type. Part of the dome of the thimble is broken and missing. The pits are hand-drilled in concentric circles on top around the hole, and in vertical rows on the sides, there are two engraved lines around the base, the base of the thimble is damaged and it is not possible to see if the thimble had opposed notches commonly seen on this type. Similar heavy duty thimbles can be seen in Holmes (1988:1 fig. 2c) and Egan (1998:267 f…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: LON-01DEC8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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A silver medieval clipped penny of Edward III (AD 1327-1377) dating AD 1356-1361. This is an Archiepiscopal Issue Mint of York. North (1991:55, no.1228). Fourth Coinage, treaty period, transitional series. Obverse description: Crowned bust of the king facing pellet either side of neck. Obverse inscription: E[] Reverse description: Long cross with 3 pellets in each quarter, quatrefoil enclosing pellet in centre. Reverse inscription: [] Dimensions: diameter: 12.95mm; weight: 0.6g Reference: North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II,…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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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…
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 be mor…
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 …
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 whit…
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 t…
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 e…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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