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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: ESS-86FB72
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A square two sided coin weight, likely for a French half ecu, dating to the period AD 1422 - 1545. One face depicts a beaded circle inside which is a crowned shield with three lis is inside. The other face is heavily worn but likely had a numeral inside a beaded circular border. There appears to be a letter 'A' visible inside the beaded border, close to the edge. Dimensions: weight: 1.2g, width: 13.1mm, length: 13.5mm, thickness: 1.2mm These weights were used to weight the French ecu and half ecu, issued with minor weight variation between the reigns of Charles VII ( 1422-61) and Lou…
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 6th August 2018
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Record ID: ESS-C7C9E9
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Fragment of a cast copper-alloy vessel leg or stand, dating to the Medieval period c. 1400 - 1600. The leg is triangular in section and widens toward the top edge. The top edge is curved to hold the underside of a curved metal vessel. There is a slight flange edge along one side of the curved upper edge. Immediately below the curved edge there is a 'socketed' section which is thinner in thickness than the 'leg' or lower portion of the vessel stand. Copper alloy vessels were used from the medieval period until the 19th century though cast Iron pots became increasingly prevalent from t…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-C69567
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Copper-alloy sheet metal mount dating from the late medieval to post-medieval period, c. 1400-1650. The mount is square shaped with rounded corners. The centre of the mount is raised in a convex boss. Each corner has a drilled circular rivet hole, and along each edge are two punched circular designs. The underside is convex where the boss is present on the upper surface. The mount was possibly a book mount, used to the protect the outer surfaces of delicately bound books from damage when stored in a library. The patina is dark green with some red. The mount is damaged and bent. Dim…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-BBF9ED
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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Silver struck coin of William I (William The Lion) of Scotland (1165-1214). The coin is of William's third coinage and dates to c. 1195-1214. Mint unknown, minted in the name of Hue Walter. Obverse: crowned bust left with sceptre in front. Legend illegible. Reverse: voided short cross with 5 pointed stars in each angle. HVE W[ALTER]
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-7D9067
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Late medieval silver Spanish coin, likely a half-real of Ferdinand and Isabella dating to the period AD 1469 - 1504. Yoke obverse and sheaf of seven arrows reverse. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: ESS-7B2A4D
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Copper-alloy book clasp of Medieval date, c. 1350 - 1450 AD. The item is formed of a flat sub-circular plate with two loops and a bar at one end encompassing the strap fitting portion of the artefact. At the opposite side there is a collared zoomorphic terminal. The central plate has a circular drilled hole in the centre, which would have held a rivet that fixed the clasp in place on the book cover. The zoomorphic terminal also features a drilled hole, perpendicular to the plane of on which the central plate hole is found. The upper surface of the clasp, on the central plate, is dec…
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: ESS-ADEAA3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A fragment of a copper-alloy double-looped buckle dating from Medieval to Post Medieval. (1350-1650). The fragment is "D" shaped and is an irregular "D" shape in section varying in thickness along it's length. The pin bar is triangular in section and is missing the pin. There are two lobes extending from either end of the pin bar which would have continued to form the other half of the buckle. The buckle is 20.9mm long, 35mm wide, 3.4mm thick and weighs 4.6 grams. The buckle has a green patina with an iron stain on the pin bar.
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-AD23DA
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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An incomplete copper alloy single looped buckle of medieval date (1250-1500). The main part of the buckle is nearly square in section with a slightly bevelled facing edge. The buckle frame becomes thicker towards the leading edge. There is a small groove on the leading top edge to accept the buckle pin where there is a small knop. The buckles attachment bar is square in section. The pin is missing. The buckle is 11.9mm long, 14.5mm wide, 1.8mm thick and weighs 0.5 grams.The buckle has a green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1ACD70
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Cast lead-alloy badge, prooch or decorative pin. The badge is incomplete though would likely have taken a sub-circular form. There is a roughly cylindrical circle that forms the outer border, inside which, and attached to the border with thin stems of lead-alloy, is the figure of an animal, likely a snake. The body of the snake curves to form the outer circular border, and though some of the badge is missing, it appears that the border curves back into the centre and becomes the snake's tail, where it terminates in the snake's mouth. Two thin strips of lead hold the snake's head and …
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-191C0B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle plate probably dating to the late Roman period. The plate is sub-triangular and has two loops at one end to secure the buckle. Both loops are bent over and one is broken. The opposite end of the plate is broken at the apex of the triangle. Close to the apex is a single rivet. The only decoration on the plate is in the form of a crucifix which may have been added post casting.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-18DEBC
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Cast copper-alloy leg from a cooking vessel, likely Medieval in date, c. 1000 - 1550 AD. The item is 'D' shaped in section, with a flat back a curved terminal end which bends away from the vertical plane and acts as the foot portion of the leg. The item is sub-rectangular in shape, and flares at the foot to form a point. The patina is dark grey, green and red, and heavily abraded across the surface Dimensions: weight: 98.13g, length: 40.5mm, width: 45mm, thickness: 13mm
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: ESS-153B2D
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A copper-alloy strap end dating to the period c. AD 1350 - 1450. The strap end comprises an upper and lower plate. Remnants of leather is sandwiched between the plates. Both plates are trapezoidal in plan with straight side edges and a scalloped upper edge. There is a single circular perforation below the scalloped upper edge containing a small, circular-section rivet. There is some evidence of decoration but the strap end is too corroded to ascertain what this was. It is 32.60mm long and 20.00mm at the widest point.
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-14754A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A copper-alloy buckle assembly dating to the mid 13th century to late 14th century. The buckle is oval in shape and is held by a rectangular plate that folds over the buckle to secure it to a belt. There is evidence of one rivet at the opposite end of the plate to the buckle. The pin is still in situ but is bent backwards and lies on the plate. Some of the belt material still survives between the plate and appears to be leather. The buckle tapers slightly outwards when viewed from the front. There is no evidence of any decoration. The buckle assembly is 31.70mm long, 21.40 wide at the…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-AFAD83
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Cast copper alloy medallion or gaming counter with raised moulded relief decoration. The item is circular in shape with a flat underside and raised decoration on the face. The decoration takes the form of a four-legged animal, probably a dog or wolf, facing right and looking backward with its tail in its open mouth. The animal is encircled with a roped border. The item is enigmatic, because the underside shows little evidence of mounting. A similarly enigmatic item, also cast in copper-alloy and featuring an animal, was found by a metal detectorist very close to the site of this exam…
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-AF5102
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Cast copper-alloy single looped buckle with integral spacer plate. Medieval in date, c. 1350 - 1450. The frame is oval in shape and curves to a point where the pin rests. The pin is 'D' shaped in section an tapers to a point. The attachment end is looped around the pin bar, which is integrally connected to the remains of the forked spacer. There is a raised moulded ridge running along the base of the forked spacers, indicative of the location of the pin bar. The patina is a very dark green colour. Dimensions: weight: 2.4g, length: 21.1mm, width: 19.3mm, thickness: 4.8mm
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: ESS-AC9C2B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Medieval copper-alloy strap end dating to c. 1350 - 1450. The strap end is comprised of two plates (front and back) and a forked spacer. Both plates are shield shapes with straight side edges, a scalloped upper edge and a pointed lower edge. There are two rivets, one each close to the top and bottom edges still remain. One of the plates features an uneven surface which could reflect the remains of decoration. The patina is a dark green. ​ Dimensions: weight: 3.70g, length: 21.1mm, width: 14.7mm, thickness: 3.2mm
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: ESS-AC7F35
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Copper-alloy purse bar fragment, dating from c. 1450 - 1500. The fragment is a curved bar with is concave on one side, and which tapers to a bent point at one end, and a break at the other. There is some incised decoration on the frame in the form of linear cross-hatching. One of the edges shows two small holes close together, the side of one is now open to the edge. The fragment has a dark green patina. For a similar example on the database see BUC-98DA05 Dimensions: weight: 5.13g, length: 52.2mm, width: 5.8mm, thickness: 2.5mm
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: ESS-AC6145
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Vessel handle fragment from a medieval vessel, probably a jug. C. 1200 - 1500 The fabric is orange coloured and fine, with a high-shine brown light brown coloured glaze. There is an indent at the top of the handle. Dimensions: weight 28.21g, length: 63.4mm, width of handle 17.5mm, thickness of handle: 14.6mm
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: ESS-595704
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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Single looped trapezoidal shaped buckle frame, dating from the medieval to early post medieval period, c. 1350 - 1550. The frame is undecorated and 'D' shape din cross section. It takes the form of a trapezoid, with slightly flaring arms and a narrowed bar with protruding terminal knops. The underside if flat and undecorated. ​Dimensions: weight: 3.2g, length: 25.5mm, width: 17.3mm, thickness: 2.9mm
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: ESS-305D15
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Copper-alloy cast buckle of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c. 1350-1550. The buckle has a notched front with a transverse groove. There are flanged sides which are drilled in order to hold the centre bar. The pin is cast and connected to a tube which is hinged over the centre bar. The centre bar extends beyond the frame on one side, curving up and then back toward the frame. It is likely that this bar ended in a spherical knop, though this no longer survives. The buckle is rectangular in shape. The patina is a dark green to light beige colour, and the buckle is complete with the …
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
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