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    • Broad period: MODERN
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Record ID: HESH-BE2732
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
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A cast copper alloy 'fob' seal of late Georgian or Victorian date (1750-1850). The seal is formed with a rectangular glass intaglio, rectangular machine pressed body with an applied small suspension loop. It is likely that the body of the setting is hollow and it is decorated with a machine pressed geometric design which has been silvered / tinned. The impression face of the matrix is formed from a cut purple glass intaglio. This is well cut and depicts the laureate crowned head of a youthful women facing right. The lady has curled hair which is gathered at the nape of the neck and a r…
Created on: Monday 27th May 2019
Last updated: Monday 15th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cleobury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-BD5003
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy military tunic / cuff button made by Mill's Co. of London. The reverse face is concave and corroded - the loop is lost. Cast around the external edge is MILL'S & CO // LONDON. The front is domed and depicts a cypher of three letters surmounted by a double arched crown. The three letters are indistinct - they could be either LLA standing for the Loyal Ludlow Company or SLA: Shrewsbury Loyal Association. Both volunteer regiments were formed in 1797-1798 and were each formed of a corps of cavalry and infantry. Documentation regarding the units is limited. Given the f…
Created on: Monday 27th May 2019
Last updated: Monday 15th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cleobury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-BAFAD8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A brass pub token with a value of 1 1/2 D (one and a half pence) issued by the Leopard Inn, Pride Hill, Shrewsbury. The Leopard Inn (situated at 3 Pride Hill) was licensed by William Bury in 1828 (although this is the date of the list not necessarily the establishment) and de-licensed in 1889. Obverse: Field filled with writing across middle LEOPARD INN with above PRIDE HILL below SHREWBURY enclosed within a circular beaded border Reverse: A central circular field reading CHECK 1 D 1/2 Around which in two concentric circles read from top edge: MADE BY P LEWIS / ENGRAVERS & / PRIN…
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2018
Last updated: Saturday 16th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston upon Weald Moors', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8479B4
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy machine cast medal - Victory Medal The medal is heavily eroded and corroded - almost all detals are lost. Obverse: Winged, full-length, full-front, figure of 'Victory' with her left arm extended and holding a palm branch in her right hand Reverse: [THE GREAT / WAR FOR / CIVILISATION / 1914-1919] in four lines, all surrounded by a laurel wreath Edge: inscription lost Information from the Imperial War Museum: The Allied Victory Medal (1914-1919) The Allies each issued their own bronze victory medal but with a similar design, equivalent wording and identical ribbon.…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-844F14
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy machine cast medal - 1914 Star / Mons Star: Front face: A four-pointed star crowned with central wreath around crossed swords; the Royal monogram GV appears at base of wreath. A suspension loop at top, integrally cast. A central scroll reads: Aug / 1914 / Nov On the reverse, on three lines, the stamped inscription: 7218 / PTE M. T. EVANS / 2/ WELSH R. Length: 61.8mm, Width: 43.9mm, Thickness: 3.6mm, Weight: 24.31 grams. Information from the Imperial War Museum: The 1914 Star also known as the Mons Star, the medal is a bronze star with a red, white and blue ribbon,…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-26835D
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MODERN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A white metal aluminium teaspoon dated 1938. The spoon was discovered in two parts found within the same hole and a modern break is present across the junction between the bowl and stem. It is a grey white colour with a powdery surface patina. The upper face top of the stem is marked with the emblem of the Luftwaffe (an eagle gripping the swastika) The reverse face is inscribed - possibly stamped - Fl. U. V. an abbreviation of Flieger Unterkunft Verwaltung (flight barracks administration / air field barracks canteen). The mid-point is also stamped the manufacturers mark: GK & F 38 …
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A4F046
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete composite hollow button cast in white metal / high tin content or possibly base silver alloy of later 17th or 18th century date. Only the domed front hemisphere is present - it is circular in plan and D shaped in cross section; the reverse is hollow and concave. The upper surface of the button is decorated with a cast design comprising an circular central boss around which a pair of opposing vegetal like C shaped scroll are cast; separated by wedge shaped projections. The upper surface is a mid-grey silver colour whilst the reverse is cased in a mid-green coloured corrosi…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A411FC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MODERN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast and pressed silver 'coin' brooch date 1836 based on a half-crown design. The brooch comprises a solid silver frame with eight rectangular raised panels on the front face and small circular knops on the edge. Within the frame is a machine pressed silver disc depicting the draped royal arms surmounted by a crown with ANNO 1836 beneath. The ground around the shield is keyed and the remains of black enamel / niello is present in areas of the shield. It is likely that the entire disc was originally inlaid with multi coloured enamels in the style of the period. The exterior of the fr…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Bryan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-F955A6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily worn, corroded and reused later 18th century farthing. The upper face of the coin is stamped / cut with the initials V W (cut as V V V)
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-F94D1E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily worn, corroded and reused later 18th or 19th century half penny. The upper face of the coin is stamped / cut with the initial W and is augmented with drilled hollows at the angles / serrifs
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-F926A0
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily worn, corroded and reused 19th century penny - possibly of George IV. The coin is stamped / cut with the initials T R on both sides - one face is further augmented with drilled hollows forming a ring around the initials.
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-AA878D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy (bronze probably brass) merchants token for Massey's Wine and Spirit Company most likely to date from the 19th century AD. The token is struck on a flan of similar size and thickness to a half penny of George I or II (1727-1760 AD). And may in fact be a heavily worn halfpenny from this period reused in the later 18th or 19th century. Both sides are filed and polished smooth. The obverse is then struck with the design which may be a single die or made up of several separate (handmade) punches. It reads over four lines: WINES / AND SPIRITS / BY MASSEY / LUDLOW. The reverse…
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Saturday 16th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pulverbatch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-EBDB0F
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily eroded cast copper alloy weight of modern date (1837-1845). The weight is part of a larger group of stacking weights, having a wide and relatively thick raised edge on the upper face. The front face is stamped with the royal cypher (Single arched crown over initial V.R.) directly below, in the same script and inline are the initials J.C. to the left at right angles is the county SALOP (Shropshire). The reverse is heavily eroded and abraded a series of deliberately filed marks are present (presumably as a result of assaying the weight). There are also a series of stamps across…
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Sunday 17th February 2019
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Record ID: HESH-3F667A
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy livery button made by Sherlock and Company of Covent Garden, London. 1850-1900 AD. The front depicts a beaded cushion upon which are tufts of long grass and a human leg flexed at the knee and couped (cut) at the mid thigh - gartered below the knee the ends of which are V shaped pendants - charged on the thigh is a single lis (fleur-de-lis). The entire button is gilded. The device on the button is that of the Leeke family of Shropshire (Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland p335) whose family seat is at Longford Hall and included the r…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-3F5D0C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy livery button made by Sherlock and Company of Covent Garden, London. 1850-1900 AD. The front depicts a beaded cushion upon which are tufts of long grass and a human leg flexed at the knee and couped (cut) at the mid thigh - gartered below the knee the ends of which are V shaped pendants - charged on the thigh is a single lis (fleur-de-lis). The entire front face is silvered. The device on the button is that of the Leeke family of Shropshire (Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland p335) whose family seat is at Longford Hall and included…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A172AA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A modern copy of a silver denarius of Elagabalus (AD 218-222) struck at the mint of Rome Reece Period: 10 Obverse: Laureate crowned draped bust facing left - IMP ANTONINIVS PIVS AVG Reverse: Liberalitas standing left holding pileus and sceptre in field (right) a star LIBERTAS AVG RIC Vol IV pt 2 p35 ref: 107b Note: It is highly likely this coin maybe a modern forgery - the coin is in prestine condition and the external edge of the flan has a raised ridge - this is most probably a modern casting seam. If this is a forgery it is an extremely good one - and one designed to…
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-3C2BF9
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval to Modern cast copper-alloy belt or strap fitting of hook/clasp type (c. 1700-c. 1825). The object is composed of three integral cast parts, a domed plate with an attachment loop at either end. One loop is rectangular and is attached to the shorter sides of the domed plate. It is oval in cross-section. The domed plate has a flat rim at the front with a prominent forward facing male lion's head at the centre. It has a heavy mane. This part is concave at the rear. Opposite the rectangular attachment loop there is a smaller circular loop (possibly for a hook). It…
Created on: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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Record ID: HESH-52C2DE
Object type: TOY
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval - Modern cast copper-alloy "toy" cannon of probable eighteenth to nineteenth century date (c. 1700-c. 1850 AD). The muzzle is complete being slightly flared with a circumferential cast decorative ring at the muzzle. At the mid point are two cylindrical trunnions one positioned on either side. The lower end of the cannon (cascabel) terminates in a pointed knob. The lower gun has two similar cast circumferential rings between which is a circular vent. The upper mouth of the canon has an oval tare - possibly caused through use or corrosion. The metal is a much co…
Created on: Friday 23rd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: HESH-3FE87C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy pub token for the Bowling Green Inn - Whitcliffe. The puiblic house once had both a bowling green and also a fives court - but is now a private residence overlooking Ludlow Castle. Token dates: 1800-1900 Obverse: BOWLING GREEN WHITCLIFFE aranged over three lines Reverse: 2D within a laurel wreath
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-3B32CA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MODERN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Eardisland Excavation 2013 Site Summary: Finds made during excavation of a single trench 16m x 1.25m across crop marks on cultivated land. Site number: RHYD 13 Context number: 001. A single shard of light green coloured glass - possibly from a thin fine vessel or window. There are few voids in the glass matrix and the shard survives in an unabraded condition. The fragment measures:19.7mm in length, 18.4mm width, 3.3mm thick and weighs 1 gram
Created on: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd June 2017
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