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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-A411FC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MODERN
County: County of Herefordshire
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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-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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Record ID: HESH-3ADD25
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 Two body sherds of glazed pottery.One showing underglaze decoration. The fragments measure.: 1: 25.1mm in length, 13.7mm width, 4.0mm thick and weighs 2 gram. 2.: 16.5mm in length, 9.3mm width, 3.0mm thick and weighs 1 gram. ___________________________________________________________ Sherd specific details: Fabric Type: Modern Earthernw…
Created on: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd June 2017
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Record ID: HESH-3AB652
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 glazed rim sherd of earthenware pottery. The fragment measures.: 1: 15.6mm in length, 18.6mm width, 4.6mm thick and weighs 2 gram. ___________________________________________________________ Sherd specific details: Fabric Type: Modern Earthernware Fabric Type 91. Fabric Condition: A hard fabric Firing Condition: Buff coloure…
Created on: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd June 2017
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Record ID: HESH-A9E945
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MODERN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy knife (paper knife) of modern date (1850-1950). The knife is cast in copper alloy (probably bronze or brass) and has a thin blunt single edged knife that terminates in a curved point. The knife handle is integrally cast; it is in the form of a female native African who is kneeling . Her arms are folded in her lap and she is holding a shield shaped / triangular object. She is wearing a skirt - delineated by incised lines and is bear breasted. She is also wearing a high collar - possibly a gold neck torc. Her head is bare and she is cast with large ears and hollow e…
Created on: Thursday 19th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 27th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wye Valley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4DE54A
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast gilt aluminium / white metal sheet button made in 1940. The front face shows a fouled anchor on a horizontal ribbed background with a twisted rope like external border. The reverse has a cast loop with a V shaped groove beneath; stamped around the reverse is KRIEGSMARINE 1940 with a initial M within a diamond lozenge shaped stamp. This form of button was worn by the German Navy during the Second World War. The button measures 25.2mm diameter, is 7mm thick and the loop projects 3.8mm. It weighs x 10.8mm thick. 5.6 grams
Created on: Thursday 13th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-355004
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern copper alloy finger ring made from a George V penny. The ring is circular in plan and D-shaped in cross-section, convex on the outside and flat on the inner side. The outer side is corroded and a partial inscription from the obverse of the coin reads GEORGIVS V DE GRA [B]RIT[T OMN R]EX FI[D DEF IND EMP]. Whilst on the inner side is the remains of the coin's design. The inscription can be seen, reading ONE [PENN]Y and the date 1932. Given the date of the penny and it's close association with other finds relating to prisoners of war it is highly probable that this represents a pi…
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 5th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-52A6F4
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: MODERN
County: County of Herefordshire
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An incomplete fragment from a gold bracelet dating from the late Victorian period (c. 1865-1890). The bracelet is misshapen and flattened in the soil; it is rectangular in shape and section. The front face has an intricate applied surface of wires formed into a series of geometric bands and rectangular borders. The central element is a series of wires forming six-petalled flowers set within square shaped plaques. These are bordered by repeating U shaped scrolls with circular annulets of wire in each corner. At one end is a dome headed rolled gold locking pin. The opposite edge is frag…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4DB179
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy (probably brass) livery button made by Walter Williams of London. The upper face is decorated with the arms of Baron Currie of Hawley, Philip Henry Wodehouse Currie (1834 -1906). The heraldic design consists of a divided shield surmounted by a cockerel strutting left. The left hand arms are Baron Currie's and are described as 'Gules a saltaire Or' The vertical stripes on the background indicate the colour red (gules) and the dots on the cross indicate the colour gold (Or). The indistinct mark in the top quarter of the cross will most probably be the Red Hand of Ulste…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Thursday 23rd October 2014
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Record ID: HESH-17F1E3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A brass pub token with a value of 3D (three pence) issued by J B King of the cross keys hotel, Oswestry Obverse: Field filled with Cross Keys with CROSS KEYS above and HOTEL below around the edge it reads J. B. KING and the base OSWESTRY. Reverse: 3D with CHECK above contained within a laurel leaf wreath. Inscription: MANUFACTURED BY S HIRON 52 ST PAUL'S SQR BIRM Diameter: 26.3mm weight 4.1 grams
Created on: Wednesday 5th February 2014
Last updated: Monday 17th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oswestry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-1734E5
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy fitting with a seal matrix inscribed in the upper surface. Due to the smallness and incomplete nature of the find it is difficult to ascertain what it originally fitted to. The remains of an iron shank / pin is present imbedded on one edge. The shape of the matrix is irregular being a waisted pedestal with an irregular octangular (rectangular with corners cut away) die. This die is decorated with a beaded border and a poorly preserved central design, possibly a pair of initials. The style of the matrix would suggest a modern date - c. 1750 - 1900. The artefact has …
Created on: Tuesday 4th February 2014
Last updated: Sunday 16th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dodleston', grid reference and parish protected.


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