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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: SWYOR-7150B4
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy nail probably dating from the Post Medieval peirod, about AD 1600 - 1800. It has a square head, each corner of whoch has been hammered to for a sloping facet leaving a lozenge shaped flat centre. The shaft is square in section. The point widens slightly at the bottom to form a flattened 'chisel' or 'spatulate' shaped end. It is 64mm long, and 8mm wide by 8 mm thick. 8.28g. There is no accepted method of accurately dating hand made nails, but it is known that they continued in use into the nineteenth century. Illustrations of similar nails, including of the spatulate poin…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-70CE1B
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bradford
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A post-Medieval lead whirligig or buzz disc/wheel of possible 17th to 18th century date, about AD 1600 - 1800. This toy is a sub-circular disc which has a serrated outer edge and two string holes at the centre. There is some damage on one edge. The toy is 41.1mm diameter, 3.9mm thick and 43.2g. It has a smooth grey patina. Compare SWYOR-0E4439 and IOW-A3C45E which notes that: "A number of these toys are illustrated in Forsyth and Egan (2005) Toys Trifles and Trinkets pages 387-391. The dating of these toys is uncertain but Egan and Forsyth suggest a 17th-18th century date; one of the…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-5CFBD0
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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A cast lead musket ball of Post-Medieval date, AD 1600 - 1800. At a mass of 10.15g, this was probably a pistol shot. The casting seam is visible, as is the casting sprue which has been trimmed with nippers. The ball has a dark grey patina. It is 11.9mm diameter and 10.15g. See Harding, 2012, Lead Shot of the English Civil War: a Radical Study.
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-5CE441
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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An iron knfe blade of possible Post Medieval date, about AD 1600 - AD 1760. The iron blade has a straight back, the edge curves to the back to form a curve at the tip, and then tapers slightly towards the handle. There is a choil at the handle end and there would have been a scale tang probably, but this is bent sideways and broken off. An unusual feature is that back to cuttin edge measurement is widest about a third of the way from the tip. The blade tapers from the back to the cutting edge forming a wedge shape. It is 109.7mm long, 21mm wide and 6.4mm thick. 55.37g. Iron knives are…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-5CCD25
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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A cast lead musket ball of Post-Medieval date, AD 1600 - 1800. At a mass of 15.12g, this was probably a pistol shot. It has been extensively chewed, probably by animals post-deposition. The deep depressions and deformation of shape make any set up or other details impossible to see. The ball has a cream patina. It is 14.9mm diameter and 15.12g. See Harding, 2012, Lead Shot of the English Civil War: a Radical Study.
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-35E9D6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A Post Medieval silver coin; a threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 - 1603), second issue (AD 1561 - 1582), ermine initial mark, dated 1572. See North (1991) Volume 2, number 1998. The coin is 18.9mm diameter, 0.6mm thick and 1.24g.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-35BA39
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A cast copper alloy strap fitting from a sword belt; a fitting or scabbard hanger dating from the Post-medieval period, about AD 1500 - 1700. The fitting is a sub rectangular plate which has a trilobed terminal at each end and bi concave long sides. The remains of three loops descend from one long edge of the plate. Two survive and one has part of the associated scabbard fitting looped through it. The plate contains a rivet hole in the centre and one in the middle of each terminal. Engraved floral and foliage decoration covers the face of the object. The reverse side is flat but not sm…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-355E38
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A copper alloy, Post-Medieval trader's token dated 1667. It is very corroded, so identification is not certain, but it could be issued by John Hill, a grocer in Pocklington. Obverse: (JOHN) HILL 1667 // [I H] Reverse: (IN PO)[CKLINGTON // HIS / HALF] / PENY Williamson,G. C. (1891) Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeeth Century, Volume II, Number 253 on page 1333. It is 17.9mm in diameter and 1.1mm thick. It weighs 1.74gm.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-3537DE
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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An incomplete copper alloy probable spur of post-medieval date, about AD 1600 - 1800. All that remains is part of the curved portion of the spur which would fit around the heel of the wearer. The fragment is D-shaped in section is broken before the end of the arm where there would have been a spur attachment to the leathers. At the other end is a moulded baluster shape before a patinated break. This is probably where an arm would have extended to form either a rowel box or prick spur. The fragment is 63.1mm long, 9.7mm wide and 6.7mm thick. 18.51g. Compare YORYM-3986DA though the decor…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-34D6EE
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A cast copper alloy artefact, possibly a furniture fitting of Post-medieval date, about AD 1700 - 1900. It consists of a sub-oval, curving, openwork frame with an asymetrical interior, curving spur creating a scrolled design. At the top of the frame is a flat, narrow neck with a circular terminal, perforated in the centre with circular hole. The loop is in the same plane as the rest of the object. At the base of the object are the remains of a further projection, now broken away and missing. The upper edges of the frame are bevelled; the underside is flat. There is no decoration. The a…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-348C09
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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A copper alloy strap fitting, probably of Post-Medieval date, about AD 1500-1700, consisting of a plate shaped like three conjoined ovals, arranged in a line, each with a central, circular perforation. From either end of this linear arrangement, and from beneath the junctions between the oval plates are narrow backwards projections. These four projections are joined at their outer ends by another narrow bar, creating three openwork rectangles bhind the plate. The strap fitting has a rough, dark green patina. It is 29.7mm long, 9.9mm wide and 9.9mm wide. It weighs 2.08gm. In style this…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FBCF94
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A cast copper alloy dress fastener, the hook piece, of Post-Medieval date, Read class A type 2, dating from AD 1550 - 1700. It has a flat, oval body, squared off at one end, with three fastening loops on the outer edge, one at the apex of the oval and one in the centre of each side. Each fastening loop is pierced with a circular perforation and has a small, rounded knop on the outer edge. In the centre of the squared end is an integral, projecting blunt hook, the end of which has broken away and is missing. One face of the fastener is decorated with a design of a three petalled spray o…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FB89CB
Object type: CANDLE HOLDER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A fragment of a branched, double socket type candlestick, dating from the late Medieval or early post-Medieval period, AD 1450 - 1650. The remaining portion is a section from one of the curved, branching arms, consisting of the attachment point at the lower end and the stub of a circular mounting point for one of the sockets. It is 37.8mm long, 20.8mm qide and 8.1mm thick. It weighs 15.74gm. This type of candlestick is described in Brownsword, Finds Research Group Datasheet 1, page 2, number3. Cf. also YORYM-571006
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FB4AFE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A post-Medieval silver coin: a shilling of James I (1603 - 25), first coinage, dating from 1603 - 1604. It is 29.9mm in diameter and 0.9mm thick. It weighs 5.63gm. Reference: North, 1991, page 144, number 2073..
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FB3E10
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A copper alloy strap fitting, a sword belt fitting, dating from the post-Medieval period, AD 1600 - 1700. The body is in the shape of a teardrop, rounded at one end and tapering to a point at the other end. The underside is flat, consisting of a single thin sheet of copper alloy covering the hollow underside of the main body. At the pointed end is a large corroded iron rivet extending through the front piece and the sheet reverse and porjecting at the back. AT the rounded end is a copper alloy rivet attaching the copper alloy sheet. The rounded end extends into a collar with a transver…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FAFC86
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A post-medieval coin; a silver half groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), Third issue (AD 1583 - 1603), Initial mark illegible. Mint of London. North (Volume II, 1991, page 137) no. 2016. The coin is 16.2mm diameter, 0.6mm thick. 0.86g.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FAD438
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete Post-Medieval Continental coin of either copper alloy or base silver. It is probably a low denomination coin such as a quarter stuber from East Freisia (Oostfreesland). Only part of the legend is legible, and the designs are illegible. It is 16.9mm diameter, 0.9mm thick and 0.6g, but about a third of the coin is missing. Compare NLM-949DC4 which also has EDZ (for Prince Edzard of Ostfriedland) in the legend. Edzard I - The Great (AD 1491-1528) is probably too early for the style of this coin, so Edzard II (AD 1561-1599), Count of East Freisia is more likely. For a silver…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FAC8F8
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper alloy dress hook of Read's class E, type 3, dating from the early post-medieval period, about AD 1500 - 1650. It has a circular, openwork body with a raised rim and an outer border of pellets (engrailed). The body has a moulding consisting of a plain cross with a central pellet. There are four circular perforations in each of the quarters of the cross, some unfettled. At the upper end of the body is a rectangular attachment loop. At the lower end is a narrow, D section curved hook with its tip missing. The reverse of the tag is plain and unmarked. It has a dark brown patina. I…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FAB4AE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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Part of a Post Medieval double looped buckle dating from about AD 1500 - 1650. It has one loop and the strap bar surviving. The loop is oval with a slightly expanded outer edge. The bar is narrowed and has a prominant knop at each end. The other loop is missing. The breaks are patinated and worn. The buckle is 21.6mm wide, 18mm wide and 3mm thick. 1.94g. Compare examples on page 54 of Whitehead (2003), such as number 303 and 307.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-5480FD
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A lead alloy musket ball of post-Medieval date, circa 1600 - 1800. The ball has been flattened into a oval spheroid, probably by impact into a soft material such as wet clay. The ball has a yellowish-grey patina. It is 19.1mm long, 15.9mm wide and 11.8mm thick. 19.49g. The weight suggests that this would have been used in a carbine . (Harding (2012) Lead Shot of the English Civil War: a Radical Study.)
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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