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Record ID: LANCUM-726737
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A Medieval 1300 to 1400 AD copper-alloy conical seal matrix. The die of the matrix is circular with a tapering hexagonally faceted handle extending from the reverse. The handle terminates in a lozenge-shaped terminal with central perforation which would have served as a suspension loop. The seal shows a crude representation of the head of St. John the Baptist on a platter. There is no legend. The death of St John the Baptist is a common subject on seal matrices. Similar toDENO-DC076F on the database. The length is 20mm, the width is 21mm and the weight 7g.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-720B64
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Slver halfpenny of Edward III of the florin coinage dating to 1343/4-51AD minted at London +EDWAR[DVS] R[EX] An is the ob legend and CIV[I/TAS]/L[O]n/DOn is the rev, coin is double struck on the rev. The diameter is 14mm and the weight 0.58g.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-CA974C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Blackburn with Darwen
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A late Medieval to Post Medieval undecorated lead alloy vessel or container, dating from c. AD 1400 - 1600. The vessel is D-shaped in section; being rounded at the front and flat at the back. The vessel is open at the top, and the sides taper towards the closed end. There are no attachment holes or rivets visible, suggesting that the vessel stood on its own rather than being attached to a wall. Similar examples of this object have often been referred to as bird feeders or holy water holders. See IOW-9AEDE6 for a similar example; and for 'alternative suggestions including: dice shakers,…
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-B686DD
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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Copper-alloy buckle probably a forked spacer or possibly a king's head buckle or clasp, dating from 1250 to 1400 AD. The frame is rectangular and has slightly convex sides. King's head buckles and clasps are well known, and many examples are recorded on the PAS database, such as LIN-E203C7 and LIN-E4E327. See also Egan and Pritchard 1991, 120, no. 568. The length is 32mm, the width is 18mm and the weight 9.11g.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-B68174
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with rounded edges and corners. A raised leur-de-lis design is present on the upper surface. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-white/brown patina and is worn. The length is 39mm, the width is 34mm and the weight 58.57g. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods. Shield-shaped weights are a distinctive group of trade weights which are used from c.AD 1380 and continue…
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-B678AB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl, probably dating from the late medieval to early post medieval period (c AD 1300-1600). It is bi-conical, with a circular perforation. The perforation has an internal diameter of 8mm. The object is very worn and has a greyish/white patina. The diameter is 25mm and the weight 33.72g. Similar examples of spindle whorls have been found in contexts from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period. However most are typically dated to the Medieval period. The diameter is 22mm and the weight 25.77g.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-B63EC3
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A cast copper-alloy open-topped thimble or sewing ring dating from the late Medievl to early Post-medieval period 1400 to 1600AD. The thimble is circular in plan and rectangular in profile. The surface is corroded and the edge is possibly broken. The outer face has been hand punched with four rows of regularly-spaced circular pits or indentations. The length is 21mm, the width is 18mm and the weight 5.37g. Egan (2005) on page 132, fig.126, no.648 illustrates a similar sewing ring from Fastolf Place, Southwark which is dated from the late 15th to the early 16th century. Egan, G., 2005…
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FB1956
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with rounded edges and corners. A raised crowned fleur-de-lis design is present on the upper surface. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-white/brown patina and is worn. The length is 67mm, the width is 48mm and the weight 198.15g. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods. Shield-shaped weights are a distinctive group of trade weights which are used from c.AD 1380 and …
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FAFA21
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A copper-alloy mount or stud, possibly from a medieval book. The head is an octagon, the outer edge may have been fashioned to approximate flower petals. The upper surface is domed, flat in the middle and the underside is concave and has a single integral stud, which is wide and tapers in width. The surface of the mount is has a slightly abraded dark green patina. The diameter is 30 mm and the weight 27.36 g
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FAE333
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A cast lead alloy weight, probably dating from the medieval to early post medieval period (c AD 1100-600). The weight has a perforation and probably functioned as a homemaid weight. The length is 18mm, width 15mm and the weight 11.40g.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FAD3BB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl, probably dating from the medieval to early post medieval period (c AD 1100-600). It is bi-conical, with a circular perforation with traces of a hatched decoration. The perforation has an internal diameter of 8mm. The object is very worn and has a greyish/white patina. The diameter is 25mm and the weight 23.47g. Similar examples of spindle whorls have been found in contexts from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period. However most are typically dated to the Medieval period.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FAC88B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A cast lead alloy spindle whorl, probably dating from the late medieval to early post medieval period (c AD 1300-1600). It is bi-conical, with a circular perforation. The perforation has an internal diameter of 8mm. The object is very worn and has a greyish/white patina. The diameter is 25mm and the weight 33.72g. Similar examples of spindle whorls have been found in contexts from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period. However most are typically dated to the Medieval period.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7CCA75
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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A uniface or blank lead sub-circular-sub-oval disc, probably used as a weight, token or gaming counter. Date is uncertain but possibly Medieval. The object is circular in form and semi-circular in cross section and appears to be undecorated and roughly cast. The diameter is 25mm and the weight 28.81g.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7CBC2B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Lead conical weight with a pointed apex and circular base dating from the late medieval to post-medieval period 1400 to 1600AD. The base has a cavity within it that is almost circular in plan. The apex has an integral central circular aperture that is 3 mm in diameter which may have been used with a hook to suspend the weight, but it is more likely to have been used as a standing weight. The base has a cavity within it that is almost circular in plan. Similar weights are illustrated in Egan, G., 1998 The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7C2593
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy possible Fishing weight or plumb bob, of probable Medieval dating (12th to 16th Centuries AD). The weight is a flattened spherical pointed oval shape, decorated with two incised lines on either side. An incomplete integral circular perforation (suspension loop) is present at one of the pointed ends. The length is 63mm, the width is 16mm and the weight 6.54g.This weight was perhaps used as a sinker for a net or as a plumb bob. Cf. Egan (1998), 310-11, fig.231). The metal is a mid-cream to bluish-white in colour with a smooth patina. Weights such as this…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7B8948
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A complete copper alloy bar mount dating to the period ADc.1350- c.1400AD. The mount consists of a rounded body with two terminal lobes with surviving attachment rivets. The body is decorated with five ridges horizontal incised grooves. The body is convex and the reverse is concave. The length is 17mm, the width is 9mm and the weight 1.30g. Please see Read (2001) "Metal Artefacts of Antiquity. A Catalogue of Small Finds from Specific Areas of the United Kingdom". Page 23, figure 12, Nos. 149, 150 and 151 for similar. See also WILT-A35892 and WILT-88E107 on the PAS for other examples
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7B5EF8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A uniface or blank lead sub-circular-sub-oval disc, probably used as a token or gaming counter. Date is uncertain but possibly late Medieval to early Post-medieval. The object is circular in form and semi-circular in cross section and appears to be undecorated and roughly cast. The diameter is 20mm and the weight 11.28g.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7B4C85
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Lead alloy Late Medieval to Post-Medieval weight dating 1400 to 1700AD. The weight is very large, discoid with bevelled sides with a pair of incised concentric circles on the front. There appear to be traces of lettering possibly an 'E' and an 'A'. It is probably a trade weight used for mercantile activities (Gordon Bailey Detector Finds 2 (2001) p.29). The object has been pierced possibly for a suspension loop. The diameter is 57mm and the weight 105.65g. Bailey, G., 1995 Detector Finds 2 Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing p.29
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7B401E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete copper alloy Buckle of Medieval date (AD 1350-1400). The object has a single loop sub-rectangular frame with expanded outer edges and sheet roller and a narrowed and offset strap bar with a retained unrecessed strap bar composed of a single plate. The lower end of the plate has a circular perforation and retained rivet. The metal is a dark brownish-green in colour with a slightly pitted patina. The length is 23mm, the width is 12mm and the weight 1.22g. Whitehead (1996) gives this type a date of c.1350 - 1400 AD (Whitehead (2003), P 27, no 140). Whitehead, R., 2003 Buckl…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7B33B4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A silver penny of Alexander III of Scotland class Mb1 with 24 points on rev (mullets with six points in each quarter) ALEXANDER DEI GRA is the ob legend and REX/SCO/TOR/VM+ is the rev, date is 1280-86AD. The diameter is 18mm and the weight 1.28g.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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