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Record ID: SWYOR-D749A2
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy which is sub-rectangular in plan and flat. The two longer sides are original edges, while the shorter sides are broken on an angle. The plate tapers slightly towards the top. The correct orientation is indicated by a stamped crown motif near the lower break on one face. The metal has a grey green patina with red metal below. The fragment is 22.8mm long, 21.7mm wide and 1.9mm thick. 4.9g. The condition of the metal and the shape of the crown both suggest a fairly recent date. The functin of this object is not known. It is too thick to be a clog clasp or shoe …
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FBC56D
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy Russian bale seal from a bale of flax, dating from 1814. Both sides carry lines of raised cyrillic script. The obverse has four lines, reading ЛД / ИMEPE / ИEPBЪ / 41 and the reverse has three lines reading ИP / ДШ12H / 1814. The first three lines of the obverse are the inspector's rank and name (ЛД = LD = L'nyanoy Dosmotr = Flax Inspector); the last line is the post at which he worked. The first line of the reverse, ИP, was used for flax until 1829 by all ports and the second line carries the grower or owner's name and the number of heads of flax in the bale,…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-5A458D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Barnsley
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Modern silver finger ring dating from the 19th century, about AD 1800 - 1900. The ring has a square flat bezel which is decorated with a black material, mostly flaked off now, perhaps glass or paint, and over this, an applied silver spread eagle which is attached with a single rivet through the centre of the bezel. The hoop has two wide grooves flanking the bezel on each side, and then it tapers towards the back of the hoop. The narrowest point of the band has split. The hoop is D shaped in cross-section. The ring is 23.4mm diameter (external), 10.4mm wide (across bezel) and the hoo…
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-47B675
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead unidentified object of unknown, but possibly Modern date. It is sub-cylindrical and hollow at both ends, but is not a complete tube, not being hollow all the way through. One end is slightly crimped and rounded, and the other end is abrupt and straight. There are small indentations round each end, perhaps where it was gripped and squeezed to crimp it. It could have been used as a joining piece between two other objects. It is 30.8mm long, 10mm wide and 9.5mm thick. 9.99g. It has a yellow grey smooth patina.
Created on: Sunday 5th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th June 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-1AFDBB
Object type: MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Modern weight from a piano key, originally recorded as an unidentified object, possibly a lead alloy weight of probable Post Medieval to Modern date, about AD 1800 - 1950. The object is a solid cylinder of lead alloy. Both ends are decorated with a slightly recessed rim and a proud circular centre. The rim is decorated with a sunburst design, or centrifugal triangles, on both ends. The centre part of one end also carries a design; the other end is illegible. The visible end has a letter S in relief within a sunken field, positioned towards the left side of the field. There are possi…
Created on: Friday 3rd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th June 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-0D8314
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver probable finger ring of Modern date, probably twentieth century. It is made of two parts; a strip of silver of D-shaped cross-section forming the hoop, and a separate sub-rectangular bezel, with convex long edges, soldered to the hoop so the hoop crosses the narrower dimension. There is a join in the hoop in the centre of the bezel. The front of the bezel is engraved with a rampant lion holding a bunch of arrows and a sword, on a background which is machine-hatched horizontally and scattered with vertical rectangles. The finger ring hoop is slightly distorted to a square s…
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 12th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-A6FC04
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead two-part cloth or bag seal probably dating from AD 1700 - 1900. Originally it had two circular discs joined by a tab, but only one now survives. The surviving disc has an integral oval tab which was pushed through a circular hole in the other disc before the seal was stamped. Part of an impressed deisgn is visible on the oval tab, in the form of raised, obliquely crossing lines. The complete disc is marked with scratched cursive writing which may read: (J)obb & / Ste(rl), but the letter forms are not clear. The seal measures 20.6mm long, 18.5mm wide and 4.4mm thick. 5.3g. Co…
Created on: Sunday 10th April 2016
Last updated: Sunday 10th April 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-A6BE58
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy Russian bag or bale seal dating from the 18th or 19th century. Both sides carry raised Cyrillic lettering. It reads: NP / [-]H 12 (K) / 1[...] and on the reverse there are four rows, but the letters are mainly illegible owing to damage in the form of two grooves across the face of the seal. Two slots pass obliquely horizontally though the sub-circular disc from side to side. It measures 22.8mm diameter, 5.3mm thick and 14.12g. It has a flaky white patina. This seal corresponds with the normal format for Russian bale seals: the obverse is in three lines with the top lin…
Created on: Sunday 10th April 2016
Last updated: Sunday 10th April 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-F68B49
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Modern collar button, shirt stud or cufflink dating from about AD 1700 - 2000. It is a silver setting with a cabochon gem, probably green onyx. The yellow green gem is domed, and is oval in plan. It is set in a band of silver with eight vertical thickened ribs. An engraved line round the base of the setting divides the side from the back of the front component. A very short central shank projects from the centre of the reverse of the gem setting, and links it to a flat silver oval backplate. No maker's marks or hallmarks are visible. The dress fitting is 13.3mm long, 11.6mm wide and…
Created on: Thursday 15th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blyth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-A675F2
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy bag seal dating from the late 19th or early 20th century. It is circular with a slot through the seal for the cord to which it was attached. This seal is for a bag containing the spice Sumac, which was produced around Palermo in Sicily. It is 17.6mm diameter, 3.7mm thick and 6.9g. On one face is the central design of two flowers above two leaves. The legend reads: [...]W / PALERMO. The reverse shows a stem bearing three flowers and two leaves, and the legend reads: STEAM * GROUN[D]. Compare examples on the Bag Seal Gallery website such as: http://www.bagseals.org/ga…
Created on: Sunday 11th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 12th October 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-D46B34
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete gem bead of probable Modern date, about AD 1900 - 1950. Probably less than half of the bead survives. It is sub-spherical with a pronounced ridge across the complete end. The circular drilled perforation (c.1.5mm diameter) is in the centre of this ridge, and is also visible in the broken face. The bead is made of a bright royal blue material and the surface is decorated with flecks of a gold coloured material and mottled with lighter blue dots. It is thought to be lapis lazuli. Some bubbles are visible in the broken surface. The bead is 16.7mm by 14.7mm and 11.1mm from t…
Created on: Monday 7th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th September 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-C7ED6E
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy Russian bale seal dating from the 19th century. The seal is from Archangel and is a quality control seal for Tow (hemp). The seal is a circular disc with a hole through it sideways (Bulla type). Both sides are stamped with a cyrillic inscription. The Peacehavens website is a very useful resource on Russian seals. Comparison to examples listed there help understand the coded information. This example is very similar to number ARC LO3 (http://peacehavens.co.uk/BSARCHANGEL.htm). Obverse: ДЕСЯТ / TИMO: ЗB / ЯГИHЬ meaning Manager Timothy Zvyagin. (ДЕСЯТ is a…
Created on: Monday 1st June 2015
Last updated: Monday 1st June 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-9DDBA3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Barnsley
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A modern copy of a Medieval coin. This imitation is copying coins of Edward I (AD 1272 - 1307) but the obverse and reverse appear to be from different coins. The obverse is Class 4c-e (nick in crown, egg waisted S, open E, comma shaped apostrophies, unbarred A) and the reverse is Class 1-3g (Composite S, barred A), London mint. This is not a known mule. The coin can be recognised as a modern imitatoin because it is made from three layers of metal which can be seen on the edge of the coin. It is 19.1mm diameter, 1.4mm thick and 2.76g. Obverse: Crowned facing bust. EDW R' ANGL' D…
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th May 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-954B6B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fantasy coin, a cast imitation probably of 20th century manufacture. Its designs are based on reverse designs of Iron Age silver tetradrachms attributed to the Eastern Celtic peoples of the Danube basin. Genuine coins of this type are themselves imitations of tetradrachms of Philip II of Macedon (and his successors) dating from about 400 BC - 100 BC. For the side with the right-facing horseman and the inscription, reading PHILIP[] in Greek, see D Allen, Catalogue of the Celtic Coins in the British Museum, Volume I, Silver coins of the East Celts and Balkan peoples (J Ke…
Created on: Monday 30th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-63B1E8
Object type: TOY
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A probably Post Medieval silver, sheet metal ornament or toy in the form of an owl. The object is made from two pieces of sheet silver, one depicting the front of the owl and its perch, and the other depicting the folded wings on the back. The two pieces are sandwiched together, though they have become separated at the top. There is no evidence of further elements or attachment, though it is possible another piece of metal was held between the decorated ones at the head end. The object appears to be complete, leaving its function a mystery. Michael Lewis (British Museum) suggests that…
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-6FF3CC
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The bracelet is made of silver wires twisted together to form an open hoop with solid terminals; diameter 65mm; weight, 44.32 grams. Non-destructive surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated a silver content of over 99% with traces of gold, lead and copper. The high purity suggests the bracelet is not of European origin, while the regularity of manufacture suggests it is probably made of machine-drawn wire in recent times. It does not therefore qualify as Treasure under the stipulated criteria of the Treasure Act. B.M. Ager Curator Department of Bri…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 2nd April 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-0CAB1F
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy Russian bag or bale seal dating from AD 1824. Both sides carry raised Cyrillic lettering. It reads: NP / TL 12 K / 1824 and on the reverse: ӅД / Ӆ:ӅOБ / KOBБ / H 8. Two slots pass obliquely horizontally though the sub-circular disc from side to side. It measures 22.7mm diameter and is 5.3mm thick. 11.76g. It has a smooth cream patina. This seal corresponds with the normal format for Russian bale seals: the obverse is in three lines with the top line indicating the name of a port, (NP for Narva in Estonia, or CAB for St Petersberg) (http://www.mernick.co.uk/leadto…
Created on: Monday 10th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 10th November 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-4FA55B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Modern coin; a possible imitation milled shilling of George III dated 1820 and stamped with a letter T in the neck. The coin looks like a New Coinage shilling of 1820, number 3790 in Spink's Standard Catalogue. However, the coin is a milimetre larger than the one illustrated in Spink, at 23.6mm diameter and 1.6mm thick, 5.6g. It has a Roman, serifed T stamped sideways on the neck, the base towards the right of the coin. There is also a dent in the top edge of the coin. In other respects, the coin is in very good condition, though the silver has patinated to a dark brown colour. O…
Created on: Tuesday 15th July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 16th July 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-3E93D6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A folded, lead alloy seal, possibly a modern cloth inspection seal dating from AD 1800 - 1950. The seal is a single sheet of lead which is folded double and fastened shut with a central rivet. One face, pierced by the fastening stud, has a rounded end and carries an impression in relief reading: "[...]IM(P)SON A[...]" round the edge. There are also two numbers: "36" which have been crudely inscribed with a sharp tool. The other face has a square end and carries an impression in relief of three lines of small, rectangular cartouches each containing a letter or number that read: [-]45//…
Created on: Monday 14th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 14th July 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-C7F18D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
British Museum Report: "The find consists of a finger-ring of silver wire with the ends knotted round the hoop and forming a triple wire bezel with a blue glass bead strung on the central wire; diameter, 18mm (max); weight, 0.73 grams. Surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated an approximate silver content for wire of the ring of 98%, with 2% copper. The wire is not only in relatively good condition, but also has a refined silver composition which suggests it is of recent manufacture. The blue bead, on the other hand, has a weathered surface and is a leade…
Created on: Wednesday 21st May 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hooton Pagnell', grid reference and parish protected.


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