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Record ID: WREX-AB01E2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver penny of James I second coinage, initial mark is possibly a tower and dating to 1612-13. On the obverse is a rose with the legend I D G ROSA SI[NE SPI]NA (James by the grace of God. Rose without a thorn). The reverse has a thistle and the legend [T]VEATV[R UNIT]A DEVS (May God protect those united). Diameter: 13mm; weight: 0.6g
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rossett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-9B7BE4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy continental cloth seal date from the middle of the 16th century until the early 17th century (c. 1550-1650). The seal depicts a capital Lombardic A for Augsberg, Germany. The capital letter replaced the lower case 'a' in the middle of the 16th century. On the other side is a stylised pinecone which is city of Augsburg's badge. Length: 30.0mm; width: 20.9mm; thickness: 4.8mm; weight: 10.1g
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waters Upton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-9AFDA2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I of the sixth issue with the initial mark a tun dating to 1591/2-94. The obverse has the bust of the queen facing left with two pellets behind. The legend reads E D G R[O]SA SIN[E SPIN]A. The reverse has a squared shield on cross fourchée with the legend CIVI/[T]A[S]/[LON]/DON. Diameter: 16.1mm; weight: 1.0g
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waters Upton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-9AD48A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver threepence of Elizabeth I of the third and fourth issue dating to the 1570s, initial mark unknown. The obverse has the bust of the queen facing left and the legend [ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA]. The reverse has a square shield on cross fourchée with the date above - only 157 of the date is legible. The legend reads[POSVI/]DEV AD/I[VTOR/E] MEV. Diameter: 18.8mm; weight: 0.8g
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-897408
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver sixpence of William III dated 1696. Obverse has first draped bust right with the legend GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA. The reverse has crowned cruciform shields (early harp and large crown) with the legend MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1696. Diameter: 20.61mm; weight: 2.7g Die axis: 6
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Martin's', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-894F19
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver twopence of James II (1685-1688) - coin is dated 1687. Obverse has a laureate head left with the legend IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA.Reverse has II crowned with the legend MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX 1678. Diameter: 14.14mm; weight: 0.8g Die axis: 6
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Martin's', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-645AFB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver sixpence of William III (1694-1702) of unknown bust type. The obverse has the bust of the king facing right with the legend [GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA]. The reverse has crowned cruciform shields with crowns and the legend [MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX]. The coin has been slightly bent into an S shape and may well have been used as a love token. Diameter: 20.9mm; weight: 2.4g
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-642814
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early post-medieval cast copper alloy dress fastener (the loop or eye section of a two-part clasp), similar to Class A as defined by Read (2008, 164). The object is oval with two rectangular projections on either side.There are three rounded attachment knops - one at the end of the oval, and two either side of the rectangular 'eye' which is broken.The central oval has relief moulded decoration, which appears to be a cherub face with scrolls either side.The reverse of the object is undecorated. Length: 35.3mm; width: 21.3mm; thickness: 1.4mm; weight: 4.4g
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-63C941
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy trade token dating c.1663.Obverse appears to have the cordwainers arms at the centre with the legend CONSTAN[TINE OVERTON].The reverse has the lettering HIS HALF PENY at the centre with IN SALOP [1663] around the edge. (Williamson 1891, 963 No. 84). Diameter: 17.4mm; weight: 1.6g
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-62CB60
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver threepence of Elizabeth I of the third and fourth issue dating to 1573, initial mark is not visible but will be an ermine. Obverse has bust of the queen facing left with a rose behind and the legend ELIZA[BETH D G] ANG [FR ET HIB REGIN]A.The reverse has a squared shield on long cross fourchée dividing the legend [POSVI DE]V/AD[IVTORE MEV]. Diameter: 17.4mm; weight: 1.2g
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-625C7E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver sixpence of Elizabeth of the third and fourth issue dating to 1567, initial mark is a coronet.Obverse has the bust of the queen facing left with a rose behind.Legend reads ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA.The reverse has a squared cross on long cross fourchée with the date 1567 and legend POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV. Diameter: 24.8mm; weight: 2.8g
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Selattyn and Gobowen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-12145C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified copper alloy object of possible post-medieval or later date.The object has a small scoop at one end and a U shaped notch at the other. The shaft of the object is circular in section and has two small grooved towards the scoop end which appear to be accidental rather than a deliberate attempt at any form of decoration. The object is considered too large and too modern to be a Roman ear scoop.Other suggestion are that this could be part of a musical instrument or some other modern mechanical object.It could also possibly, be part of an apothecary's tool kit. Length: 75.57…
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caerwys', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-FA8C16
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A clipped silver threepence or sixpence of Elizabeth I of the third and fourth issue dating to 1572, initial mark will be an ermine.Obverse is very worn but would have had the bust of the queen facing left. The reverse has a square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the legend.The date 1572 appears above the shield.The legend would have read [POSVI/DEV AD/ IVTORE MEV]. Diameter: 20.3mm; weight: 2g
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanddulas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-FA8A3E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a silver penny of Elizabeth I there is a cross on the obverse and it may be the initial mark cross-crosslet indicating that this coin belongs to the second issue and Thomas Stanley's mint in the Tower. The reverse has a squared sheild with the legend [CIVI/TAS/L]ON/DO[N]. Length: 14.2mm; width: 7.8mm; weight: 0.3G
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanddulas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-FA8760
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver penny of Elizabeth I of the second issue with the initial mark a marlet indicated it was struck at Thomas Fleetwood's mint in the tower (known as the upper houses mint) which was opened to assist with the recoinage, date is late 1560-61.Obverse has the bust of the queen facing left and the legend E D [G ROSA] SINE SPINA.The reverse has a squared shield on long cross fourchée dividing the legend CIVI/]TAS/LON/[DON]. Diameter: 13.9mm; weight: 0.4g Die axis: 9
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanddulas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-FA7C5C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A counter-marked copper alloy token issued by the Anglesey Mines (Parys Mining Company) in Anglesey. Obverse has a Hooded druid's head, surrounded by an oak wreath, facing left.The reverse has the remnants of the cypher of the Parys Mining Company. The outer edge is inscribed with the words: PAY ON DEMAND IN LONDON LIVERPOOL OR ANGLESEY. On the obverse the token has been counter-marked (or counter struck) with a series of dots arranged in a cross.Around the edge are the numbers 1 to 10. Diameter: 33.7mm; thickness: 3.7mm; weight: 25.8g
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rhuddlan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-F9F21C
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Post Medieval pipe stopper (tamper) in the form of a figurine of Mercury, of probable 18th or 19th century date (c. 1700-1899). The anthropomorphic figurine is naked but has no genitals depicted. The figure's left arm and right foot are missing. The god wears a helmet from which spring large wings, moulded with longitudinal grooves and transverse dashes to represent feathers on both faces. The face is turned slightly to the figure's right. The right arm is raised above the figure's head and a bulge at the end suggests it is holding something, though the terminal appear…
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trefnant', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-F9C9B3
Object type: FIREARM
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete post-medieval copper alloy ram-rod terminal from a musket or other firearm, dating c.1650-1850AD.The object is circular in cross section for approximately half of its length and is formed from a hollow cylinder.At one end of this cylinder there is a flaring projection, that tappers to a point.The other end of the cylinder is straight. There is an integral attachment loop on with a small circular hole on the underside of the object.The object is undecorated save for two very simple raised bands - one at either end of the cylindrical section.The object has a dark green patina.Fo…
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abergele', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-F9B76D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver half groat of Elizabeth I of the sixth issue with the initial mark an escallop, date is 1584-6. Obverse has the bust of the queen facing left and the legend [E D G R]OSA SINE SPINA.On the reverse is a squared shield on long cross fourchée.There is a die sinkers error on the rev as the legend reads back to front with reversed letters so starting in the fourth quarter CIVI/TAS/LON/DON. Diameter: 16.3mm; weight: 1g Die axis 5
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanfair Talhaiarn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-F9A867
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Seventeenth century copper alloy trade token most likely dating to mid century (c. 1650-1670). Obverse has an unidentified coat of arms. Reverse has the lettering HIS HALF PENY in the centre.The legend around the edge of the token is illegible. Diameter: 16.92mm; weight: 1g
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caerwys', grid reference and parish protected.


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