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Record ID: SWYOR-587D9F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver Medieval coin; a round halfpenny of Edward III (AD 1327 - 1377), Florin coinage (AD 1344 - 1351). London mint. It is probably Withers type 13 (on page 31 of Halfpennies and Farthings, Edward III and Richard II). It is 14.8mm diameter, 0.7mm thick and 0.54g. See North number 1132.
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-58746D
Object type: CHATELAINE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy object that may have functioned as a chatelaine, possibly dating from AD 1200 - 1300. It is sub-trapezoidal with a narrowed section near the shortest edge. The longest and shortest edges have a row of circular perforations and have shallow scalloped edges; there are three perforations (the outer two broken) along the shorter edge and four (one end one broken) along the opposite edge. Through the intact central perforation of the three, there is a strand of copper-alloy wire curled around the edge and bent into an S shaped chain link. It is attacehd to two further simila…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-2DC3E1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A zoomorphic Medieval copper-alloy tubular buckle frame dating from AD 1100 - 1200. The loop of the buckle frame is broken off and missing, leaving only the decorative outer edge. This is moulded into the shape of an animal head with a gaping mouth. It has hollow circular eyes, well modelled nostrils and moulded chevrons on the snout and sides of the head. The inside of the head is hollow, and the underneath is flat with no decoration, indicating that this part was not visible. The strap would have emerged from the animal's open mouth. Some similar objects are recorded on the PAS da…
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-622E3E
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A late medieval to post medieval copper alloy suspension loop from a purse, dating from about AD 1450 - 1550. It consists of a rectangular suspension loop with a moulded eight faceted globular collar below. The shank or interal rivet, which would have originally passed through the purse bar, extends below. The purse loop is 32.4mm long, 20.5mm wide and 9.1mm thick. 10.35g. It has a dark brown patina. Compare NMS-821725 which cites Ward-Perkins (1940) Type B4, and SWYOR-A43428, classified as Ward-Perkins Type B5.
Created on: Sunday 29th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-620EB1
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A copper alloy Medieval object, possibly a book fitting dating from AD 1200 - 1500. The object is a rectangular plate, almost square, which has a large and worn loop, in the same plane as the plate, projecting from one end. At the other end, two lugs project, one at each side, perforated to support an axis bar which is now missing. This bar could have been half of a hinged fitting, or could have been for suspension, as in a chatelaine. The metal is dark green and there are possible traces of a surface coating such as gilding on both faces. It is 28mm long, 15.1mm wide and 4.5mm thick. …
Created on: Sunday 29th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-618BB3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A complete Medieval silver coin, a groat of Edward IV first reign (AD 1461 - AD 1470), Light Coinage, Type VIII, dating from AD 1464 - AD 1470. Obverse Initial Mark: Crown, with quatrefoils by neck and on breast. Reverse Initial Mark: Sun. Mint: London (Tower). See North Vol II, p87, No 1571. The coin is 25.1mm diameter, 0.9mm thick and 2.85g.
Created on: Sunday 29th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-617A41
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A medieval copper-alloy English jetton, probably an unofficial issue. King's sterling bust type, with a crowned forward facing bust (crudely depicted) on he obverse, with a border of val pellets, and a long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle on the reverse, again, a border of oval pellets. The jetton is 19.4mm diameter, 0.9mm thick and 1.19g. Compare BUC-B3689E which cites Mernick reference 6a.17.14, dating from about AD 1280-1340, and Mitchiner (1988, 106) no. 165. See also BUC-EB8996 and YORYM-F61CC7.
Created on: Sunday 29th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-4D4AF3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A copper alloy probably Medieval unidentified object, probably dating from AD 1200 - 1500. It is a sub-square sheet of copper alloy decorated on one face with a raised rim and a cross saltire in relief. Owing to corrosion, it is not clear whether the cross is a separate piece or integral. There is a broken projection from the centre of one edge to the side, but it is not clear what form this had originally. The object has a dark green patina and is corroded. It is 24mm long, 19.5mm wide and 3.4mm thick. 4.91g. The object could possibly have been a book fitting or a buckle plate.
Created on: Saturday 28th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-4CB558
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A copper alloy Medieval strap end probably dating from AD 1100 - 1300. It is made of a single strip of copper alloy folded widthways. In shape the strap end is rectangular at the closed end, but the attachment end is a lozenge shape. The front and back plates match. There is a single rivet which appears to be cast integrally with the front and then roughly hammered flat after going thorugh the strap and a hole in the back plate. There are traces of gilding on the front face. The remains of a fabric strap survive within the strap end. The metal has a dark green patina. The object is 35m…
Created on: Saturday 28th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-4BC21C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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An incomplete lead alloy button, probably of late Medieval dating (about AD 1300 - 1500). The head of the button is circular, and slightly domed, with a flat back. The front has a central cross design in relief, created by four chevron shaped recesses. The arms of the cross terminate with a pellet, with further pellets round the outer edge in the angle of each chevron. There is also a pellet in the centre. The pellets are all very worn. On half of the button, the raised cross appears to be a separate piece of lead from the backplate, though this is not evident on the undamaged side. …
Created on: Saturday 28th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-4B935D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A silver Medieval coin; a cut half short cross penny of John (AD 1199 - 1216), of the Ruddlan mint in Wales, Group II, Class iii, dating from AD 1205 - 1210. The moneyer is Simond and the initial cross is a cross pommee. The coin is 18.78mm long, 9.6mm wide and 0.8mm thick. 0.56g. See page 67 of Wren (2006) and compare SF-D2C426. The coin is bent and cracked along the inner border.
Created on: Saturday 28th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-331762
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A copper alloy Medieval probable stirrup dating from AD 1200 - 1400. Only a fragment survives, part of the suspension loop and part of the side. Two bars of rectangular section extend across the top of the stirrup, forming a recatngular slot between them. They extend from the side pieces which is of circular section. An incised X decoates the point where the lower bar meets the side. The probable stirrup has a patchy black and green patina. It is 39mm wide, 8.5mm thick and 33.7mm tall. 32.03g. Compare number 2 in figure 25 on page 91 of Ward Perkins (1940) London Museum Medieval catalo…
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-32BA4D
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A copper alloy Medieval harness pendant dating from about AD 1200 - 1400. It is rectangular, wider than it is tall, with a suspension loop at rght angles to the plane of the pendant projecting from the centre of the upper edge. There is a circular hole in the centre, perhaps where another element was attached. A very faint mark on the pendant suggests that the extra element could have been lozenge shaped. There is little visible decoration, apart from traces of gilding and a very faint suggestion of a stamped annulet or possible border. The pendant has a green patina. It is 40mm long, …
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-30F3D1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper alloy Medieval bar mount dating from about the 13th Century, AD 1200 - 1300. The mount has a hemispherical central lobe with projecting arms which terminate in a lobe at either end. The central lobe is pierced by a large central oval hole, and is decorated with horizontal ridges flanking the lobe. The terminal lobes also have central perforations containing copper alloy rivets. There are similar ridges separating the terminal lobes from the rest of the mount. The central lobe is hollow on the underside and the back of the mount is undecorated. The bar is D-shaped in section. T…
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-2F51F9
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A decorated lead spindle whorl, probably of Medieval to Post Medieval date, about AD 1100 - 1600. It is flattened bi-conical in form, with a wide median band (Walton Rogers Form C). Both faces are decorated with cast designs in the form of ribs making triangle shapes and raised pellets. The central aperture is sub-circular and has a diameter of 10.2mm. Walton Rogers (in the Flixborough volume and York Fasicules) suggests that biconical whorls date from AD 1100 onwards and cites Ivens et al (1995) that those with dots are Post Medieval. It is 26.3mm diameter, 11.3mm thick and 27.08g.
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-2E48D4
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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An incomplete iron key of Medieval or Post Medieval date, about AD 1200 - 1800. The bow is incmplete but appears to have been oval. The stem is badly corroded, but is essentially sub-circular in cross-section and has a projecting tip beyond the bit. The bit is incomplete, but appears to be uncut. The key is 108mm long, 36mm wide and 14mm thick. 52.48g.
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-1D9B87
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A copper-alloy D-shaped buckle frame dating from the 11th or 12th century, about AD 1000 - 1200. The outer edge is circular in cross-section, with devolved animal heads at each end of the bar (beast biting bar type). The buckle is worn, and any decoration that might have been present is no longer visible. The bar is narrower than the frame. The pin is missing and there is no pin rest. The buckle is 15.9mm long, 16.1mm wide and 5.5mm thick. 4.11g. The strap would have been 7mm wide. The buckle has a dark grey green patina.Compare SWYOR-246C26 and Meols page 72 number 312. This type of …
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-1D4DEC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A Medieval silver coin; a Scottish long cross and stars first coinage penny of Alexander III (AD 1249 - 1286), dating from about AD 1250 - 1280. Type II minted by ION COKIN at Perth. Spink number 5042. It is 17.6mm diameter, 0.8mm thick and 1.12g.
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-1D1436
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A silver Medieval penny; a voided long cross penny of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), Class 3b dating from AD 1248 - 1250. It was struck by IACOB at Bristol. The coin is 17.6mm diameter, 0.8mm thick and 1.17g. See North (1994) Volume 1, number 987.
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-1BAD8B
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A lead alloy pilgrim's ampulla of Medieval date, about AD 1300 - 1500. It has a scallop shell motif on one face, and a crown over a letter in lombardic script, formed of two vertical lines, probably a "u", on the other. The crown and letter are in a cirular double line border in relief. The ampulla has a circular body, and a flaring neck, crimped shut. Damage to the neck has resulted in the loss of one attachment loop. The ampulla is 53.9mm long, 33.5mm wide and 10.2mm thick. 63.94g. Ampulla were either worn around the neck or often donated to the neighbourhood to be hung in the paris…
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
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