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Record ID: DUR-B7B181
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete Posie or Posy finger ring, with plain band and interior Roman script ' inscription, dating to the mid post-medieval period (c. AD1600-1700). The ring is 'D' shaped in section with a plain convex outer band. Around the inner band is inscribed the legend: 'In the my Choyce I doe rejoyce' (In thee my choice I do rejoice) in italic lettering, prefixed by the letter 'H'. Discussion: The inscription is listed in Evans (1931, 60) with the correct spelling of 'thee', and a number of similar plain gold band rings with the inscription are held in the British Museum's co…
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'High Coniscliffe area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-8DEB6C
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete silver early post-medieval dress hook eye clasp (c. AD1500-1600) The convex central plate of the fastener is circular in plan with twisted silver wire filigree decoration around the edge of the outer face. At the centre of the plate is a cinquefoil arrangement of a single raised pellet surrounded by five radiating twisted silver wire circular 'petals'. A further, smaller, pellet is visible between the fourth and fifth petal. On the reverse a single soldered silver wire forms a large lower loop with two smaller upper attachment loops. The fastener is in genera…
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Terrington Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-A53171
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A silver seal matrix, dating to the post-medieval period, c.AD 1700-1800. The die (face of the seal) is oval in plan and rectangular in cross section. The reverse face of the die rises slightly toward centre, and is decorated with a series of oval shaped petals in relief, that radiate from the central pedestal. To the top of the pedestal is applied a cast perforated handle with a suspension loop terminal. The handle is formed from an inverted scrolling openwork heart-shape, the later split centrally by further scrollwork into three segments. The die face depicts a cut ar…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coniscliffe area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-775EF0
Object type: VERVEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete silver vervel (hawk ring) dating to the post medieval period, c. AD 1550-1700 The vervel comprises the band, D-shaped section, with applied shield. The outer surface of the band is inscribed 'S WYLL MMALL' (Sir William Mallory). The flat-topped shield has a stylised horse's head inscribed onto the surface. The shield has been soldered at the point where the two ends of the ring join. The vervel has a mid grey patina and is generally in very good condition. Dimensions: External diameter of band:9.68mm Internal diameter of band: 8.45mm Band Thickness: 1.23mm Height of …
Created on: Friday 7th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: DUR-072AB6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn silver half groat of James I dating to the period 1603-1625, probably from the second coinage 1604-1619. North number 2014 The coin has two small piercings at 1 and 2 o'clock close to the edge caused by wear.This may indicate a secondary function which would normally indicate that it should be considered as potential Treasure. However, since coins of this period with similar piercings appear in hoards of currency, it suggests that such objects could re-enter circulation as coins. It therefore cannot be said with confidence whether this particular object was regarded as a …
Created on: Thursday 20th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
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Record ID: DUR-090744
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver shilling of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: plain cross/plain cross: 1578, Second Issue Obverse: Crowned bust left, rose behind head ELIZABETH D' G' ANG FR' ET HI' REGINA Reverse: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend 1578 above shield POSUI DEUADEUTOREM MEU North (North 1991, 134) 1997
Created on: Thursday 20th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: DUR-B23402
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap fitting or sword belt hangar, in the form of an asymmetrical double looped plate, dating to the post-medieval period, (c.AD 1500-1600). The object is comprised of an irregular asymmetrical plate with two (of three) remaining integral basal loops. The left loop retains its circular suspension-eye, and appears broken at the base; the latter is missing from the central loop. The fitting has been broken to the right of the central rivet hole, thus the right loop, and right rivet hole, are missing. There is also evidence of damage to the fitting in …
Created on: Wednesday 9th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Record ID: DUR-19E172
Object type: WALKING STICK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold walking cane ferrule dating from the late 19th century. Description: The ferrule is made from thin sheet gold and has a stamped design in relief of foliate scrolls, with a thin plain border at each edge. A large central heraldic shield features an inscribed crest of a lion's head charged with a bend. The hallmark to the right of the shield shows the initials 'J.K.' and '18Ct'. The ferrule is sub-rectangular and appears to taper in slightly towards the base. The ferrule would have originally been tubular; however, it has been compressed, and is now almost flat. Th…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: DUR-CB775D
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A silver cufflink comprising two discs with downturned edges that terminate in an out-turned lip. The face is decorated in counter-relief with a design of a heart surmounted with a flame, with two oblique arrows in saltire behind it. To either side of the flame the background within the raised circular border is stippled. The two parts of the cufflink are joined by an ovoid wire link attached to a loop soldered to the reverse. The cufflink is in generally good condition: the heart design on both discs cufflink has a number of fine scratches, and the bottom edge of one dis…
Created on: Monday 16th January 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st May 2017
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Record ID: DUR-A5ECF6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2016-T1074 Description: A cast gold finger ring with 'posy' inscription. The ring is 'D' shaped in cross section with a plain convex outer face and two parallel inscribes lines extending around the outer edges of the band. Around the inner band is inscribed the legend: "constancie is a noble vertue" (constancy is a noble virtue) in italic lettering; no makers mark is visible. Dimensions and condition: The complete ring measures 17.94mm long, 15.4mm wide, and is 2.3mm high. The band is 0.6mm thick and weighs 0.9g. and is sub-circular in shape. It has been subject …
Created on: Wednesday 21st December 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
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Record ID: DUR-04003E
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy figurine, depicting an apostle holding a gospel, dating to the late medieval or most probably the early post medieval period, c. AD 1400-1650 Description: The front of the figurine depicts a standing figure, draped in robes with long trailing sleeves covering the entirety of the body with the exception of the front of the feet and the hands. The draped robes extend around the sides of the figurine. The hands are clasped, with the left hand being folded over the right. A book (or gospel) is held in the crook of the left arm. The head is covered with a band ti…
Created on: Monday 8th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
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Record ID: DUR-9A7F0B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, but misshapen, cast copper alloy finger ring of probable post-medieval date. The bezel is shield-shaped and has been soldered to the band. A join is visible at the solder point on the rear of the bezel, indicating the band was cast and folded to form the (now misshapen) hoop. Some patches of gilding remain on the surface of the finger ring, particularly in the vicinity of the bezel. The metal has a mid brown patina, with patches of active green copper corrosion evident. The finger ring measures 24.72mm long, 15.41mm wide, and 3.3g. The band is 5.49mm wide and 1.3m…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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Record ID: DUR-C72081
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A clipped post-medieval silver shilling of Charles I (1625-1649), probably minted at the Tower under Parliament. The initial mark is partially clipped and worn smooth, and is thus illegible. The obverse bust and reverse cross most closely match North (1991, 160) Group F ref:2231. This would date the coin to between 1641 and 1643. Obverse: [.CAROLVS.D.G.MAG.BR.FR.ET.H]I.REX.; Crowned bust left with XII (mark of value) behind head Reverse: .CHRISTO.AVSPICE.REGNO. (I reign under the auspice of Christ); Square topped shield over cross Moline Diameter: 29.65mm. Weight: 5.9g. DA=4:00.
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
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Record ID: DUR-0A36C2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy 'waisted' double-loop (also known as'Figure of eight' or 'spectacle') sub-oval buckle frame. The buckle has a flat base and a convex profile. The strap bar has a rounded projecting knop at each end decoarated with in a floral pattern incised with three lines. As it narrows it appears to wrap over the frame, having the effect of pulling in the 'waist'. The outer edges of the frame are decoratively moulded with a large circular floral protrusions, again incised with three lines. The copper-alloy pin is broken at the distal end, whilst the proximal end wraps around t…
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th January 2017
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Record ID: DUR-0B8A11
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy 'waisted' double-loop (also known as 'Figure of eight' or 'spectacle') sub-oval buckle frame. The buckle has a flat base and a convex profile. The strap bar has a rounded projecting knop incised with three lines at each end. As it narrows it appears to wrap over the frame, having the effect of pulling in the 'waist'. The outer edges of the frame are decoratively moulded with large angular protrusions, again incised with three lines. While the pin is missing, a small deposit of iron oxide, which partially obscures the incised decoration on one of the incised protrusio…
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th January 2017
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Record ID: DUR-94859C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy 'Tombac' button, dating from the middle to late post medieval period (c.1700-1800 AD). The convex obverse of the circular cast button is plain, with no visible decoration. However, traces of the original brown patina are visible, and the rim of the button is thinly chamfered. The concave reverse has an integral shank to which projection is fixed the corroded remains of an iron attachment loop. The button is 23.49mm in diameter, 4.59mm thick, and weighs 5.1g. A similar button (SWYOR-EF9CE2) is recorded on the database, and a parallel can also be found in Bailey…
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th January 2017
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Record ID: DUR-7F696A
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy post-medieval object, probably a commemorative token or medal. The cast object is a circular disc of metal that has been folded or bent, with edges meeting at the one end of the object and flaring at the opposite, so as to form an irregular cone. There is no indication as to whether this occured pre or post-deposition. The object is 29.66mm in diameter, 2.4mm thick and weighs 10.6g. There appears to be a legend arranged circumferentially around the obverse exposed edge of the medal, with further lettering and possibly a design toward the centre; howe…
Created on: Monday 19th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 20th December 2016
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Record ID: DUR-17297E
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy General Service Army Button, dating from the late post-medieval to modern period (1871-c.1902). The convex obverse of the cast-moulded button bears the Royal coat of arms, a lion and unicorn (rampant), holding the royal shield with crown above. The legend "DIEU ET MON DROIT" ("God and my right"), the motto of the British monarch, is recorded below in very small (and partially damaged) script on two scrolls to the lower left and lower right of the main design. The button has a brown coloured patina that is worn and flaking in places, and the edge is abraded in place…
Created on: Wednesday 14th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 19th December 2016
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