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Record ID: YORYM-3AE9B5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver threepence of Elizabeth I dating to AD 1566. Second Issue. Squared shield on long cross fourchee reverse. Portcullis initial mark. Mint of London. North Vol 2, p.135, no.1998.
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-115F36
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A Scottish copper-alloy twopence or Turner of Charles II dating to the period AD 1663 - 1677. Thistle reverse. Mint uncertain. Spink, p.91, no.5625.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-7E0D0E
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy seal matrix of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1700. The die of the matrix is ovate with a tapering ovate sectioned handle extending from the reverse. The handle flattens and splits into four short arms, each of which terminate in a worn break. The die itself bears a central motif depicting a fleur-de-lis within a recessed border. The metal has a mid-red/brown patina and is worn. The seal matrix is 17.9mm tall, the die is 15.9mm x 13.9mm, the handle is 15.8mm x 3.6mm and it weighs 3.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-7DC308
Object type: FOB
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy fob seal of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1700 -1800. Only the matrix remains which is ovate in plane, rectangular in section and double-sided. One face has a helmeted and cuirassed bust facing left (when printed), possibly representing Mercury. The other side shows a winged figure advancing left holding scythe and hour glass, probably representing the Grim Reaper, or Death. In mythology, Mercury serves as the guide of souls to the underworld, possibly linking the two figures. Shallow indentations are present to either end of the matrix by which the piece would …
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-7D898A
Object type: FOB
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy fob seal frame of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1700 -1800. The frame is flat with approximately one third of the arch into which the matrix would have fitted lost to a worn break. The surviving terminal of the arch is perforated for a rod to pass through on which the matrix would swivel. The handle extends from the apex of the arch with scroll-like elements flanking a roundel topped stem. The metal has a dark red/brown patina and is worn. The frame is 36.8mm long, 21.4mm wide, 2.2mm thick and weighs 3.1g. For parallels see: LANCUM-C83F6C and BUC-6295C8. This …
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-7C29E2
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy coin weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1604 - 1619. The weight is square and uni-faced and was for the half angel. The obverse depicts St. Michael spearing a dragon (spear to the right). St. Michael's legs are not clear. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Dimensions: 12mm x 12.4mm x 2.4mm. Weight: 2g (31.1grains). Due to wear and corrosion it falls below the standard weight of 35.5 grains. Weights for the angel and half angel were struck from the same die, including both round and square weights (Withers and Withers 1995: 21 and 68). Ref: Withers, P. and …
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D481C2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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Two (2) fragments of copper-alloy (pewter/tin) vessels of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1700 - 1840. 1. Sub-trapezoidal rim fragment with curved rectangular section. Plain rim. Breaks to three sides. Shiny silvery patina with patchy green corrosion. Dimensions: 46.9mm x 48.6mm x 4.1mm; 42g. Overall diameter: 14cm (projected using rim chart); approx.12% remaining. 2. Sub-triangular rim fragment with curved rectangular section. Plain rim. Breaks to two sides. Shiny silvery patina with patchy green corrosion. Dimensions: 44.5mm x 42.8mm x 3.7mm; 28.2g. Overall diameter: 14cm (project…
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D43F2B
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete tin-alloy (pewter) spoon of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1650 - 1750. Only the bowl remains which is sub-ovate with a thin curved profile. A break is present at the narrow end where the handle has been lost. The break is worn. To the reverse, a raised ridge, or "rat's tail", is present where the stem would have joined the bowl. This was popular in spoon design during the Post-Medieval period, and strengthened the joint, supporting the bowl. The metal has a shiny grey patina with patchy green corrosion and is worn. The object is 47.7mm long, 39.7mm wide, 1mm thick and weighs …
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D3C3B1
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy and iron probably furniture fitting of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1700 - 1900. The object comprises a central circular rib flanked by spherical mouldings which taper to flattened terminals. The remains of an internal iron shank project to either end of the object. The iron shank may have continued to form a means of attachment such as a handle. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The object is 43mm long, 17.3mm in diameter and weighs 34.8g.
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6841F2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy stacking trade weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1800. The weight is circular in plan with sides which taper from the top to the base giving a sub-trapezoidal profile. The object is worn rendering any detail illegible though a circular recess at the centre of the inside base can be seen. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The weight is 24.4mm in diameter, 9.8mm tall, 2.4mm thick and weighs 12.9g. This is likely to be a single example from a nested set of differing sizes and weights which were used to weigh gold and silver in the form of coin…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6829A7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver penny of Elizabeth I dating to the period AD 1594 - 1596. Third Issue. Squared shield on long cross fourchee reverse. Woolpack initial mark. Mint of London. North Vol 2, p.137, no.2017.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-681041
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver sovereign penny of Henry VIII dating to the period AD 1526 - 1529. Second issue. Royal shield over long cross fourchee reverse, T to left and W to right of shield. Mint of Durham under Archbishop Thomas Wolsey. Trefoil initial mark. North Vol 2, p.112, no.1811.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-55186E
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy probable musket ball or shot of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1800. The object is sub-spherical, perhaps mis-cast with the sprue remaining attached. The object is undecorated though has some fairly deep scratches and pitting. The metal has a light white/grey patina and is in fair condition. The object is 11.8mm x 13.3mm and weighs 13.7g. The weight suggests the object, if a shot, would have fitted a pistol. Sprues were sometimes left in situ to provide an attachment for the cartridge.
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D7DF19
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy stacking trade weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1800. The weight is circular in plan with slightly raised sides and a central circular depression to the base. The upper surface bears an indistinct design featuring a crowned devise or lettering. The metal has a shiny brassy patina and is worn. The weight is 21.7mm in diameter, 5.5mm thick and weighs 12g. This is likely to be a single example from a nested set of differing sizes and weights which were used to weigh gold and silver in the form of coin, small objects or scrap metal or other precious materials.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D7BFD4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy halfpenny trade token of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1799. The token was issued by N. Bolingbrokes Haberdasher in Norwich. Obverse Description: Castle keep over lion facing left Obverse Inscription: MAY NORWICH FLOURISH // PRO BONO PUBLICO Reverse Description: Shield Reverse Inscription: NORFOLK AND NORWICH HALFPENNY 1799 Edge: PAYABLE AT N BOLINGBROKES HABERDASHER NORWICH The token is 29.6mm in diameter and weighs 8.9g.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D78927
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver penny of James I dating to the period AD 1603 - 1604. First Coinage. Square shield reverse. Thistle initial mark. Mint of London. North Vol 2, p.144, no.2077.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D75F08
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver probable halfgroat of Elizabeth I dating to the period AD 1558 - 1603. Uncertain Issue. Square shield on long cross fourchee reverse. Uncertain initial mark. Mint of London. The coin is extremely worn, especially on the obverse, rendering diagnostic detail illegible. The attribution of halfgroat is based on the weight and diameter of the coin.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D4E33D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of Post-Medieval date, c. AD 1620 - 1680. The buckle is a double loop trapezoid with expanded pointed ends and lobed protrusions to either end of the strap bar. Only a fragment of the bar remains, the middle portion having been lost to worn breaks. The tip of a circular sectioned pin is retained and adhered by corrosion to one of the outer loops. The metal has a mid-grey/green patina and is worn. The buckle is 42.2mm long, 21.8mm wide, 2.9mm thick and weighs 5.5g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead, p.82, no.512 and is dated to circa AD 16…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D4C8A1
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bury
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An incomplete lead-alloy bag or bale seal of late Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1800. The seal is circular with worn edges and a roughly rectangular cross section. It is comprised of a single disc of metal which is perforated by a hole running across its diameter which would have been for wire or textile ligatures which were used to secure a bag. The obverse is decorated with a raised cross within a shield and circumferential beaded border and is likely to represent the town or province from which the seal originated. The reverse bears unclear text which are likely to represent the…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D4B59E
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bury
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An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1700 - 1900. The seal comprises a single disc of metal with mush of the original edge lost to worn breaks. One surface has traces of lettering though only a "G" can be determined. The other side has a large "I" The metal has a dark brown patina and is worn. The seal is 15.2mm in diameter and weighs 2.5g.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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