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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: SWYOR-1F9184
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A base sherd from a Medieval ceramic vessel. The fabric is soft and fine. It has frequent, small, well sorted grit and quartz inclusions. The matrix is grey in the core and on the internal surface, and orange on the outer face. There are tiny fragments of a yellow or green glaze surviving on the base. A finger mark in the wall of the vessel has pushed the edge of the base downwards in one place, making the base of the vessel uneven and unstable.The base would have been about 11cm in diameter. The sherd is 84mm long, 35mm wide and 21mm tall. 41.81g.
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-715BE1
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A lead Medieval seal matrix dating from about AD 1200 - 1400. It is ovoid in plan (as opposed to the more usual pointed oval pointed at both ends) and the central motif is a possible bullrush or distaff, crossed with two lines with the upper end bifid and curved, forming a cross saltire (X), and a horizontal line, forked and scrolling at each end. The legend reads: "+ SIGIL . RICARDI . RV(A)RD" (seal of Richard ?Ruard). The inscription is separated from the central motif by a single line border. The reverse is moulded with a fleur design in relief. The matrix is 32.5mm long, 23.2mm wid…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-71577C
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A lead Medieval seal matrix dating from about AD 1200 - 1400. It is a pointed oval in plan and the central motif is a cross with a short angled line in each angle. The legend reads: "+ S' MICHAEL' CISSO[-]" (seal of Michael ?Cisso[-]). The inscription is separated from the central motif by a single line border, but the matrix face is very worn and rounded, and this line is not visible everywhere. The reverse is plain. The matrix is 34.1mm long, 21.9mm wide and 4.3mm thick. 15.53g.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-71145A
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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One half of a Medieval copper-alloy swivel dating from AD 1066 - 1500. The piece would originally have been comprised of two linked, D-shaped frames. The surviving half is one of these loops. It is of D-shaped section, flaring at either end, terminating in a pair of inward-facing, devolved zoomorphic heads. Each beast holds in its jaws one side of the flat, lozenge shaped plate containing a circular aperture, into which the spigot of the opposing side of the swivel would have fitted. Part of the iron joining rivet survives in situ. The object is 25.4mm long, 25.8mm wide and 12.8mm thic…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-5C493C
Object type: BALANCE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy sheet scale pan dating from the medieval period, about AD 1350 - 1450. The scale pan is triangular in plan, and has three pierced circular holes, one in each of the corners. These are where the pan would have been suspended from the balance arm. One face is decorated with an incised line border, and a central stamped design of a six petalled flower, or perhaps a six armed star. The pan is now slightly crmpled and has some splits in the metal. It is 37.1mm long, 31.9mm wide and 0.63mm thick. 2.15g. These balances would have been used to weigh precious items such as jewe…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-5C38D6
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A long piece of copper alloy which is possibly a casket binding strip or other fitting of probable Medieval date, about AD 1150 - 1500. The rod is mainly sub-square in cross section, tending towards circular in places. In the centre, which is the thickest part, is a copper alloy rievt with a large rectangular head. The rivet appears to be separate. It passes through the bar at an angle and projects slightly on the other side. One end of the bar curves upwards into a large oval loop which is not closed. The bar ends beyond the central rivet, having curved back on itself to form the loop…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-35E3E6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A silver Medieval coin; a short cross penny of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), Class 8c (formerly class 8b3) dating from AD 1244- 1247. It was struck by NICHOLE at the London mint. See North (1994) Volume I, number 981 on page 223. The coin is 15.7mm diameter, 0.7mm thick and 0.96g.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-35DFB5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A Medieval silver coin; a half groat of Edward III (AD 1327 - 1377) dating from AD 1356. Fourth coinage, Pre-Treaty period, Series F. Minted at London. North (1991:52) no.1175. The coin is 20.3mm diameter, 0.66mm thick and 2.04g.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-35DA00
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A Medieval silver coin; a voided long cross penny of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), Class Vg dating from AD 1258 - 1265. It was struck by Henri at London. See North (1994) Volume I, number 997 on page 227. The coin is 18.2mm diameter, 0.7mm thick and 1.32g. It has part of the flan which is bent.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-35D3FB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A Medieval Scottish silver coin; a cut half penny of William I of Scotland (AD 1165 - 1214), Short Cross Phase B (c.AD 1205 - 1230; Spink S5031). Moneyer: Henry le Rus; mint: possibly Perth. The coin is 17.7mm long, 9.1mm wide and 0.7mm thick. 0.64g.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-35CD54
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A silver Medieval penny; a voided long cross penny of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), Class 3b or 3c (AD 1248 - 1250). It was struck by Richard at London. The coin is 18.5mm diameter and 0.9mm thick. 1.33g. See North (1994) Volume 1, number 987 or 988.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-35C7F5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A Medieval silver coin; a penny of Edward I (AD 1272- 1307), Class 1-9 with a trifoliate crown, dating from AD 1279 - 1300. The coin is bent, has pieces missing and is very worn. A possible nice in the band of the crown may suggest it is Class 4. The coin is 17.8mm diameter, 0.5mm thick and 0.75g.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-35C138
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A silver Medieval coin; a penny of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), Class 7a dating from AD 1217 - 1222, minted by Abel at London. See North number 978 on page 222 of North (1994) Volume I. The coin is 17.1mm diameter, 0.9mm thick and 1.27g.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-359C49
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A cast lead alloy rumbler bell dating from the Medieval period, about AD 1200 - 1300. The bell is cast in the form of an open bell with four petal-like tabs. The tabs were then pushed together to create a sphere holding the pea. Each of the tabs is decorated with a narrow band of short, angled lines. In the centre of the upper hemisphere is the stub of a suspension loop, most of which has broken away and is missing. There is a small, circular perforation close to the suspension loop, perhaps where the other end of the loop was once attached. The bell has a light grey patina. It is 16.…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-359277
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper alloy bell probably of Medieval date, AD 1100 - 1400. It is cast copper alloy with four tabs at the base which are folded inwards to hold the pea and form the spherical bell. In the centre of the upper hemisphere is projecting rod of circular cross section, the end of which is flattened and pierced with a circular perforation to create a suspension loop. There is no decoration. The bell is 20.9mm long and 13.2mm in diameter. It weighs 4gm. Compare BUC-B5A456 for bells in situ on a harness fitting, as well as NLM-5BC82C, NLM-2EBA35 with its attachment mount, and GLO-16B711 wh…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-35870A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper alloy Medieval buckle plate dating from about AD 1250 - 1500. The plate is rectangular, longer than the strap is wide, and is thickly gilded. The projecting hinges are mainly missing, as is the back plate. There are five rivet holes, one in each corner and one central, and four surviving copper alloy rivets with domed heads. The plate is slightly damaged and bent. It can be compared to SWYOR-6F5565, DUR-59E9B3 and published examples in Egan & Pritchard (1991) Dress Accessories. The plate is 25,8mm long, 10.1mm wide and 4.8mm thick. 1.68g.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-357F9B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A crudely cast lead weight, probably a four ounce trade weight of Medieval date, AD 1250 - 1500. It has a shield shaped body with a large, hemispherical, projection in the centre of the upper edge. The projection is pierced from front to back with a semi-circular hole to produce a suspension loop. There are no markings on the weight, which has a smooth, cream coloured patina. It is 46.2mm long 30.8mm wide and 13.7mm thick. it weighs 114.6gm (4.04oz). This mass is close to the "official" weight for 1/4lb in several varieties of both the Mercantile and Avoirdupois systems of weighing (Eg…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-356EE5
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A late medieval, copper alloy French jetton of the Rose Shield of Tournai type, struck at Tournai between AD 1497 and 1547. Within the legend on the obverse is a circle containing a shield bearing the device of three roses of Tournai in chief, with two lis and a trefoil in the base. There is another trefoil above the shield. Within the legend on the reverse is a circle containing a cross pattee with broad ends. There is a floral ornament in each angle of the cross. The legends on both sides are fictitious. The jetton is in good condition, having a smooth, dark green patina. It is 26.8m…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-3514C2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper-alloy D-shaped buckle frame dating from the Early Medieval to Medieval period, about AD 1000 - 1200. The outer edge is oval in cross-section and chunky, with boldly moulded animal heads at each end of the bar (beast biting bar type). The zoomorphic mouldings have long ears, bulbous eyes and projecting snouts. The bar is narrower than the frame and is circular in cross section. The pin and plate are missing. There are traces of tinning or another white metal coating on the buckle frame. It is 27.6mm wide, 25.6mm long and 8.5mm thick. 15.59g. Compare SWYOR-19E92A and DENO-8E90B…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-3504AA
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy seal matrix of pointed oval shape dating from the Medieval period, AD 1200 - 1400. It is very worn, both the central design and the surrounding legend being largely illegible. The central design is possibly that of the pelican in its piety. (compare SOM-3E3F02, which has a much better image). The reverse of the matrix carries the remains of a pierced suspension loop at one end, now broken away and largely missing. It is 26.2mm long, 16.4mm wide and 3.6mm thick. It weighs 3.36gm. The legend is mainly illegible, the only letters being visible are :[...]LISE[...]
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
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