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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-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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Record ID: LANCUM-67FA44
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A silver Tealby penny of Henry II possibly an early class, mint and moneyer unknown, date is 1158-80AD. The diameter is 19mm and the weight 1.34g.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-67D7CB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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Silver penny of Henry III class 5g minted by Renaud of London and dating to 1258-70AD. hENRICVSREX/[III] is the ob legend and REN/AVD/ONL/VND is the rev. The diameter is 14mm and the weight 1.09g.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-67C172
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver penny of Edward III post treaty period with a lis on breast minted at Durham +EDWARDVS REX AnGLIE is the ob legend and CIVI/TA[S/DVN]/OLm is the rev, date is 1369-77AD. The diameter is 17mm and the weight 1.10g.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-67BD92
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver penny of Henry III class 3b minted by Willem of Carlisle dating to 1249AD. hENRICVS REX III is the ob legend and WIL/LEM/ONC/ARL is the rev. The diameter is 17mm and the weight 1.34g.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-AEE8BB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Two complete lead weights probably spindle whorls dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1100-1500). The objects are circular in plan and roughly D-shaped in cross section. One face has been decorated with a series of raised pellets now heavily worn arranged around the central perforation. The reverses are flat and undecorated. Weight 1 - The diameter is 27mm and the weight 30.41g. Weight 2 - The diameter is 15mm and the weight 24.09g. Lead spindle whorls are difficult to date without archaeological context as a similar form was used from the Roman period to the modern day. It is not po…
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-AEE4CE
Object type: RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A Medieval-Post Medieval C13-18th, crudely cast, copper alloy, medium size, annular ring. Thought to be, in most cases, a belt fitment, secured to waist belts normally with a leather thong, for suspending a purse, knife or similar object. Probably a multi-purpose item used by the poorer classes. Slightly flattened sexfoil cross-section with hand bevelled edges with some wear otherwise a dark green/brown patina with a little surface corrosion. This is likely to date between 1200-1799. Ref. History Beneath Our Feet, Brian Read, Anglia Publishing Ipswich 1995, page 69 No. 390-393 and Find…
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-AE9036
Object type: CAULDRON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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An incomplete Medieval - Post Medieval cast copper-alloy Cauldron leg fragment, circa 1400 AD - 1800 AD. The leg has an old break, and is D shaped in cross-section. The reverse side is flat and plain. The surface is worn and abraded with a green patina. A similar item is published by Brian Read, History Beneath Our Feet (1995), page 95, No. 591. The length is 34mm, the width is 21mm and the weight 33.80g..
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-AE8B14
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Copper alloy buckle plate probably dating 1200 - 1600AD. The plate is rectangular and undecorated that is constructed from a copper alloy sheet that has been folded in half in order to be wrapped around the strap bar of a buckle. In the centre of the folded end is a slot for the buckle pin. There is a single corroded iron rivet at the rear. The buckle is missing. The length is 24mm, the width is 12mm and the weight 2.21g.
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-9AA22C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A silver continental sterling of Gaucher of Chatillon, Mayhew type 247 (star between Y and V on rev) minted at Yves and dating from 1313-18/23 AD. Ob reads as +GLACh'SCOMES[PO]RC and the rev reads as MON/ETA/OVA/Y*VE. The diameter is 17mm and the weight 1.27g.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-9A9C70
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Probably a silver Edward I/II penny of class 10cf3 minted at Durham under Bishop Bek, initial mark is a cross moline and the ob legend reads as +EDWARRA[NGLDNShYB] and the rev reads as [CI]VI/TAS/DV[R or N]/E[M or L E] date is 1307-09AD. The diameter is 20mm and the weight 0.99g.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-95DC95
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Cast copper alloy buckle 'D' shaped with rounded end 13th to 15th century AD. The pin is intact on the buckle frame. They were used widely for horse equipment. Similar to No 48 in Whtehead. R. 2003. Buckles 1250 - 1800. Greenlight. Witham, Essex. The length is 19mm, the width is 19mm and the weight 2.38g.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-F056B9
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Birmingham
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An incomplete copper alloy Medieval rotary key of probably medieval date (c. AD 1300 - 1500). The key has a circular openwork bow with a cross. The stem is hollow and joins the bow with a moulded collar. The bit is rectangular in shape now broken. The outer edge of the bit appears has been rolled over to form a tube, part of which has been broken. The length is 75mm and the width 38mm. This key was probably for a casket or chest. A key with a similar bow illustrated in Ward-Perkins (1940 Plate XXIX no. 13) is suggested to be 14th or 15th century.
Created on: Monday 30th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-736366
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Pointed tool made of copper alloy, possibly a sailor's Fid medieval to post-medieval 1300 to 1800AD. The tool is oval in cross section with a domed attachment at one end from which point the point of the tool narrows gradually to a rounded tip. A fid is a pointed tool that was used for opening up the strands of rope when splicing, they are usually made of wood or antler. It could also have been used as a pricker, a tool used in sailmaking, which are more often made of metal. It could be Medieval to Modern in date. The length is 32mm, the width is 17mm and the weight 5.78g.
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
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