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Record ID: HAMP-E02E9C
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete copper alloy unidentified object, presumably a tool of some kind, of uncertain date. It has a very sharp pointed tip and a worn break at the opposite end (probably the base of a missing tang). The surviving pointed element is conical in shape with an oval cross-section, 29.1mm in length and max.7.1mm wide and 6.5mm thick just above the base where it narrows to 6.5x5.7mm. A collar of grooved linear decoration c.6mm high flanks the base of the cone and features a pair of lines forming a zig-zag between a single concentric groove (at the base) and a pair of concentric groove…
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-DE8515
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead unidentified object fragment. One end of a cast rectangular box with a hole of diameter 4.3mm drilled through its base; it appears that a diminutive gutter runs towards this hole, so its provision may have been an original feature of the object. Fine casually executed cuts appear across the upstanding edges of the box, and there is a small dimple in its upper surface at its surviving end. The object is distorted towards the cut or broken end, probably by the episode which truncated it. Patinated. The casual finishing might suggest this to be a toy or miniature object, though if a…
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-C77DC5
Object type: NEEDLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
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A cast copper-alloy needle of uncertain Bronze Age to Post Medieval date. The needle shaft is oval in cross-section. The needle tapers at each end, but each end is damaged preventing further identification. It measures 54.6mm long and 2.5mm diameter at the middle and it weighs 1.77 grams.
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-74889D
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Grey-green stone possible muller. A rounded possibly water-rolled pebble with a dull and speckled surface appearance, possibly with worn and in one case slightly concave faces, well-adapted to hold in the hand. This object was recovered as distinctively different from the local stones, and as such is probably a manuport [i.e. brought to the site by human agency]. Such stones might be retrieved as glacial erratics, and lent themselves to uses as rubbers, grinders and burnishers. They are noted particularly from contexts between the Iron Age and the Early Medieval period, though as a fie…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-748008
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy ring. Cast ring with either a bevelled or facetted section, though heavily abraded. Suggested date: Unknown, Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1200-1800. Diameter: 15.9mm, Band Width: 3.1mm, Band Thickness: 3.2mm, Weight: 1.86gms
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-5FC900
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy buckle. Cast round-section D-shaped or single looped buckle frame. Suggested date: Unknown, Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1250-1800. Length: 17.4mm, Height: 19.6mm, Thickness: 2.5mm, Weight: 2.36gms
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-5E27BC
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Surrey
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An irregular piece of red, translucent mineral, comparing favourably to red Chalcedony or possibly amber, 41.6mm in length, which appears to have been partially worked. This working consists of a hole drilled into one end, leaving one side split or damaged, possibly due to the hole being drilled off-centre. The other end is broken off leaving a flat face. This object may be waste or discard from a manufacture process, possibly for small items such as beads. Chalcedony was a semi-precious mineral used extensively in Roman jewelry; however stone or Amber beads and associated materials f…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-4CF6C5
Object type: BURNT FLINT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Fire-cracked flint. A small fragment of patinated flint with the characteristically jagged and hackled surface and deep cracking associated ith intense heat - though it is noted that such effects were wont to occur in recent times, when the burning of stubble was a common agricultural practice. However, this object is accompanied by prehistoric flints, whose date range is advanced for it here, with a later extension offered in precautionary vein. Suggested date: Unknown, Late Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age, 7000-1600 BC. Length: 42mm, Width: 24.9mm, Thickness: 17.2mm, Weight: 19.09gms
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-4BB0CC
Object type: DIE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
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undated probable lead alloy dice Length: 16 mm, width: 15 mm, thickness: 13 mm, weight: 27.53 g. The object is cuboid with one face having a recessed rectangle in its centre. On at elast two faces it has possible dots (four and five shown in image). The object may be a poorly made die or perhaps a gaming piece or weight?
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-4A5979
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
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Unidentified object, cast copper alloy hemisphere, oval-sectioned hollow cast, deeper internal hollow at the apex with a tiny perforation (damage or casting fault). A rectangular flat-sectioned lug projects from the flat surface of the mouth, one shorter than the other, both with a rounded and irregular probable break at the end. The object bears some resemblance to sword caps or pommels but its purpose is uncertain. Height 16.5mm. Width 29mm. 17mm thick. Thickness of casting at mouth 2-5mm. Weighs 21.49g. Date uncertain, probably ancient.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-49FA52
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman to Medieval lead alloy weight, Length: 23 mm, diameter: 21 mm, weight: 53.43g. The weight is conical in form and cricular in cross section, with a small central hole in the centre of its flat base. It has a double incised line forming a border? near its base. The weight is of a form that could date from the Roman through to the medieval period.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-2159EF
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete lead alloy possible spindle whorl of Unknown date (c. 43-c. 1800). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and is hemi-spherical, domed at the top and flat on the underside. A central hole has parallel sides and is 7.4mm in diameter. This spindle whorl is greyish buff. Length: 18.0mm; width: 17.4mm; thickness: 7.8mm. Weight: 12.42g. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval or post-Medieval.
Created on: Sunday 8th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-F7C15F
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gloucestershire
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Copper alloy furniture fitting that is made from a thin sheet plate the end of which has been rolled to form a cylindrical looped terminal; the opposite end is truncated. This may have formed a strap mount with a hinged looped terminal, more robust examples have been found from medieval contexts in London (see Egan, 1998, 81-84) although examples are also know from the roman period as well Eagn J, 1998, Medieval Household,
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-F62CD5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A perforated conical lead weight of uncertain date, from the Roman to post-medieval period, AD 43 - 1900. The weight is sub-conical in shape with a circular base, tapering sides and a tilted domed top. There is a sub0-circular perforation from the apex, slightly curved to the centre of the base. The base of the weight has a ring shaped concavity probably the result of the cooling lead shrinking. The surface of the weight is uneven and it has a well developed white patina. The weight measures 20mm tall, 17.4mm diameter and 75.9g. This mass does not appears to correspond with any known s…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-E2DEF5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated lead alloy, probable weight, 28mm in diameter, 9mm thick with a weight of 52.57grams. The object is circular in form and rectangular in cross section. It has rounded edges and a slight raised lip on both sides. On one side it has also a distinct sub rectangular depression with two linear parallel depressions running along its central area. This may suggest that it had something inlaid into it? or perhaps it is later damage.
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Notts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E1337C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast plano-convex weight with a central moulded aperture of diameter 4.7mm. Shrinkage on the flat surface may suggest this was cast in an open mould. Patinated. The hole might have been intended for stringing as a line weight, though there is no marking to suggest this - the finder kindly notes this was found near other net sinkers close to the old course of the River Don. For a game piece, a class of early medieval object also of this form, it might accommodate a wooden peg for use with a holed game board such as Hnafetafl. The mass might suggest this to represe…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thorne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E1280C
Object type: NET SINKER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead net sinker. A weight made by rolling a rectangular billet of cast lead sheet of thickness 1.4mm, which would be wrapped around the selvedge of a net, in this case with an overlapping seam; patinated, and lightly squashed. The weight may in this case have been deposited or lost while attached to the net, which might be used for fishing or wildfowling. Examples from the riverside settlement at Flixborough suggest a local Middle Saxon use for weights of this form on the River Trent, though in London similar weights came from a late medieval boat in the Thames at Blackfriars bridge. …
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thorne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E1152E
Object type: NET SINKER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead net sinker. A weight made by the rolling of a rectangular billet of cast lead sheet of thickness 2mm, which would be wrapped around the selvedge of a net; patinated, pierced and lightly squashed. In this case, the weight appears to have been unclenched for its removal from the net. A pierced hole might suggest light gnawing by a dog, so an eager interpreter might posit a fisherman - or perhaps a wildfowler - accompanied by his hound. Examples from the riverside settlement at Flixborough suggest a local Middle Saxon use for weights of this form on the River Trent, though in London …
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thorne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E09A38
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast plano-convex weight, with a central dimple on its flat side suggesting shrinkage after casting in an open mould. Patinated, abraded and probably chipped. The mass does not immediately suggest correspondence with any particular system. Though a little over one quarter mark [62.2gms], a measure used for silver and for bread and a possible value noted for a single discoid weight from medieval London (Egan 1998, tables 14-15, fig. 229), the abraded condition and irregular form leave the loss of an uncertain amount of fabric possible. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Post…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holme', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-E08E66
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete hammered gold object of uncertain function and date. The object is rectangular in plan and octagonal in section. One end is flattened to a more rectangular section. The other end is broken, leaving an irregular flat terminal. All of the surfaces are plain. The object measures 19mm in length, 8mm in maximum diameter and 6mm maximum in height. It weighs 5.80 grams.
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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