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Record ID: NMS-EC16D9
Object type: POT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
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Four sherds of medieval to post-medieval pottery, two grey unglazed body sherds, weight 6.13g, one probable thickened bowl rim, sandy fabric, reddish exterior, weight 12.07g (all perhaps 12th - 14th century) and one green glazed, predominantly reduced, oval-sectioned handle, weight 50.22g (possibly 14th-16th century).
Created on: Friday 16th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EBCE44
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Irregular lump of molten copper alloy casting waste. Undated but probably ancient. 35 x 30 x 17mm. Weighs 23.05g.
Created on: Friday 16th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: NLM-D63EFE
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy unidentified object. A cast Y-shaped object with branched arms narrower than the trapezoid shank or stem whence they protrude, whose other end is probably broken. An identification as the rowel box of a spur was considered, and the gap between the arms may have been enlarged by wear, but there is no visible provision for attachment of the putative rowel. Abraded. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Medieval, 43-1500. Length: 29.8mm, Width: 15.9mm, Thickness: 7.6mm, Weight: 9.60gms
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B3234D
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy object of Unknown date, possibly a toilet article or needle (AD 43-1800). This undecorated object is misshapen, slightly convex on one side and flat on the other side. At one end there are the remains of an eye or loop and the opposite end has a transverse break. It has a uniform thickness throughout its length but its width tapers. At the eye, the width is 3.4mm and at the break it has a width of 2.0mm. The object has a green patina and the breaks are old. Length: 78.5mm; length if straightened: c. 129.5mm; width: 3.4mm; thickness: 1.5mm. Weight: 3.53g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-AB26CC
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy object, possibly a handle from a vessel. The object is formed os a strand of copper alloy, circular in section, and possibly once symmetrical. The strand has a small open loop at one end, curving to form a comma shaped body. The body expands to the break.
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-9AB2A4
Object type: DIE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gloucestershire
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Lead roughly cuboid dice with each value marked with a drilled dot in a no-standard configuration and therefore not laid out in the standard seven pattern. The layout is a follows; --1 2-5-4 --3 --6 Taken from record LVPL-660CFA Dice are frequently found and can be of any date from the Roman period through to the Post Medieval period (AD 43 to AD 1700). It has been suggested that apart from their usual role in games of chance, the clergy may have occasionally used them as they could identify 56 different virtues, one for each of the outcomes created by throwing three dice together, a…
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-5AE90B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy weight or mis-cast whorl of unknown date. The object is conical in form with an irregular hole that has a diameter of 8.5mm. The surface is worn and distorted with heavy grooves in one area and deep pits in one area around the top, adjacent to the hole. The top of the cone has a diameter of 15mm and the bottom has a diameter of 23mm. It is difficult to assume a function as it may be a weight or a mis-cast spindle whorl. Regarding the dating of spindle whorls, Helen Geake of the British Museum writes: "Dating of lead whorls is difficult.The drop spindle with which they were…
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-5A9124
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An complete cast lead spindle whorl of unknown date.The spindle whorl is biconvex on one side and flat on the other. Both faces of the spindle whorl are undecorated. The whorl is slightly conical in shape and the top side has a diameter of 21mm and the bottom side has a diameter of 18mm.There is a central, circular hole of 7.00mm. The whorl is cream and the lead has oxidised to form a powdery surface. Regarding the dating of spindle whorls, Helen Geake of the British Museum writes: "Dating of lead whorls is difficult.The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use until the…
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-5A6798
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
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A complete lead spindle whorl of unknown date. The spindle whorl is biconvex and sub-circular in shape. The spindle whorl shows signs of wear and the raised design of lines and bosses on the convex side is only partially visible as a result. There is a central, circular hole with a diameter of 8.00mm on the convex side and 10.00 on the flat side. . The whorl is a pale grey in colour with a cream patina. Regarding the dating of spindle whorls, Helen Geake of the British Museum writes: "Dating of lead whorls is difficult. The drop spindle with which they were used continued in use unti…
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-46BFB9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is cylindrical with a circular plan and a rectangular cross-section. The circular faces are both concave. All surfaces appear undecorated. The metal is white/brown in colour and is worn. The weight is 22.2mm in diameter, 14.7mm thick and weighs 49.0g. The term 'weight' is used here in its broadest sense to include uses that do not involve weighing (e.g. holding-down, tensioning, etc.). They were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post-Medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty without supporting…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-42EC39
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn cast gilt-copper-alloy object of uncertain date and function, although likely 1000-1800. Description: The object remains irregularly shaped due to breaks and but has a crescentic top, worn and broken at one side, followed by lozenge shaped collar, below which is an openwork plate. The openwork lower section tapers slightly inwards before widening outwards with curved sides although the full extent and exact shape of which is uncertain due to wear. The object has an irregular mid brown with slight purple hue mottled with light green patination with some traces of…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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Record ID: NLM-3FC4FD
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy mount. An E-shaped sheet metal plate with a central U-shaped tab projecting from one long side, flanked by narrower straight-sided and round-ended projections, each with a drilled hole of diameter 1.2mm at its end. These members also have rounded lower ends defined by light nicks. Six short vertical ribs appear along the apex of the larger tab, rising from a horizontal line. These details do not appear on the reverse, so the object is unlikely to have been pressed or stamped. The 'E-form' recalls the expanded terminal of an early Anglo-Saxon girdle hanger, which was an it…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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Record ID: DYFED-2FFFAA
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular Badge or Mount. Obverse is highly decorated, there are several rings of decoration. There are four small circles, one at North, East, South and West which are all entwined with a decorated rope like border, there is a border around the circumference which contains smaller circles, 5 in each quarter. There is then a petal like border which then contains a large circle in the centre. Gold gilding can be seen in parts but it has mostly been rubbed off. The reverse is plain, but there are remnants of 2 protrusions which are now broken off. From this corrosion is visible. The objec…
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abergwili', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1AED06
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy metalworking debris fragment. A small fragment of solidified copper alloy melt which has set on a smooth flat surface. The upper side is darkened. This is presumably spillage from a minor episode of casting involving a eutectic or freely flowing alloy. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Post-Medieval, 43-1800. Length: 20.7mm, Thickness: 1.6mm, Weight: 2.15gms
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muckton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-B0DF83
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Jetton of Medieval or Post-Medieval date. Obverse shows an unclear shield. Obverse legend is mostly illegible but is probably fictitious: [...]E[...]V[...]. A rose with central pellet sits within the legend at the left hand corner of the shield. The reverse shows an unclear tressure, probably containing an imperial orb surmounted by a cross. This would make it an Anonymous Nuremberg stock Jetton dating c.AD 1500-1525 (Mitchiner, M. 1988 pp.355-358, nos.897, 992-997). This would mean that the die axis is 8 o'clock. Alternatively the tressure may possibly contain an unclea…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-AFFBB7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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Lead conical spindle whorl of uncertain date from the Roman to the modern period (c. 43 - 1800 AD). The object has a flat bottom and sloping sides, with a central, circular perforation. The shape is unevenly executed. The bottom of the object is pitted. The object has a white patina. It is 25.33mm in diameter, 14.37mm in thickness and weighs 32.74g. The diameter of the central perforation is 10.56mm. Lead spindle whorls are often difficult to date without archaeological context. The example is of a form that was used from the Roman period to the modern day and it is thus not possible…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
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Record ID: NLM-997724
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible ingot. A small oval plano-convex casting with hollows and a square pit in its upper side as cast, probably in an open mould or a small hollow. The pit on the flat side might show where a nail shank has been used to help extract the object. The convex surface bears the impressions of a fine sand, which may hint at production in the course of more extensive works using a sand bed for casting. Patinated. The mass might alternatively permit this object to have served as a weight, representing 10 units of 4.43gms, respecting the favoured system of measurement for silver bullio…
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-994948
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight, probably a steelyard weight. The weight is an elongated pyramid with a truncated apex. There is pierced hole running from the apex to the base where it emerges slightly off- centre. The base ia sub- angular and slightly dished around a collar encircling the hole. The dishing suggests this was cast in an open mould, point downwards. THe collar indicates that the lead was still fairly soft when the hole was made. The weight is equivalent to approximately 2.5 ounces. Date: Uncertain - Medieval to Post- Medieval - c. 1400 - 1800 Dimensions: 28.72 mm x 20.64 mm x 20.74 mm Wei…
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-98993A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead pot mend of unknown exact date but probably within the Roman to Post Medieval date range (c. AD 43-1700). The object has a flat sub-circular head and a recessed groove extending to a concave teardrop-shaped protrusion on the opposing face. The recess retains reddish brown clay-like remains which could be indicative of the vessel or detritus from the field of recovery. The object has a whitish-grey patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 35.28mm in length, 29.13mm in width, 10.68mm in thickness and 40.74g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8707EB
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Irregular nodule of copper alloy casting waste. The surface exhibits some pock-marking. Weight: 3.4g. Finder's ref: 19.
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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