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Record ID: DUR-095A13
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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A complete silver farthing of Edward III dating to the medieval period AD 1344-51. North Number: Third (Florin) Coinage, Type G 1135/1. Obv: Crowned bust facing, probably bifolate crown - [ED]WARDVS REX AN Rev: Long cross, three pellets in angles - CIVI TAS LON DON NB: Somewhat tentative identification due to the addition of the 'AN' to the end of the obverse legend. Spink (p174) notes the 'An' for 1562B, but with the reverse featuring an escallop in one quarter (which this does not). The halfpenny of North 1134 also features the 'AN', but this coin appears to small for a hal…
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: DUR-75B6D5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
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A complete lead spindle whorl of medieval to post medieval date. The spindle whorl is semi-conical with a central perforation running through it. The reverse has a groove that runs around the circumference. There is no decoration. The metal is a whitish - brown colour and is worn. The spindle whorl is 31.6mm in diameter,13.12mm thick and weighs 42.8g.The diameter of the perforation on the reverse is 16.81mm decreasing to 12.78 mm on the obverse. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post - medieval period and are difficult to date with any…
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
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Record ID: DUR-746231
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
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A complete lead spindle whorl of medieval to post medieval date. The spindle whorl is bi - conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with raised lines radiating from the central perforation resulting in irregularly shaped trapezoidal cells with between two and three pellets within each. The metal is a mid whitish - brown colour and is worn. The spindle whorl is 28.35mm in diameter, 14.23mm thick and weighs 46.4g. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post medieval period and are difficult to date with any…
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
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Record ID: DUR-374901
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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A complete lead spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date. The spindle whorl has a central perforation running through it, surrounded by a slight groove. The metal is a brown colour and is worn. The spindle whorl is 25.83mm in diameter, 8.00mm thick, and weighs 23.8g. The perforation is 9.35mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-medieval periods while undecorated examples cannot be securely date…
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: DUR-8EEC64
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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Treasure Number: 2017-T283 Description: The hoard comprises 45 silver pennies dating of the type introduced by Edward I (r. 1272-1307) in 1279 and continued through the reigns of Edward II (1307-27) into the 1330s, in the early years of Edward III (1327-1377). There are two Scottish coins of Alexander III's Second Coinage (c.1280-86) and a single continental sterling imitation. The majority of the coins date from between 1280 and 1310; the Edward III coin dates from 1327 to 1335. The silver coinage of England was struck to what would become known as the sterling standard, over 90% …
Created on: Monday 27th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
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Record ID: DUR-628A1C
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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A medieval cast copper alloy harness pendant dating to the period c.AD 1300 - 1400. The harness pendant is in the shape of a 'heater shield' with a flat top and sides tapering to a point. The top edge has a centrally positioned suspension loop positioned at a ninety degree angle to the body of the pendant on a short rectangular neck. The loop retains traces of oxidised iron relating to the attachment to the horse breast-band. The front of the shield is decorated with a design comprising a lion rampant (or other beast?), head dexter (right) and possibly wearing a crown. The lion des…
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd January 2017
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