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Record ID: CAM-2A7C49
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible rivet or nail made of lead or lead-alloy of uncertain date. This item weighs 0.88g, has a tapering length of 20.3mm with irregular cross-section. The widest end is flat with a sub-oval cross-section measuring 4.9mm x 3.7mm. This end appears to be solid however slightly further down the length the appearance is suggestative of the item having been formed of a scrolled length of metal. The dimentions vary along the length constricting slightly before increasing again to a rectangular cross-section measuring 2.6mm x 3.4mm, after which the object tapers to a blunt point.
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: CAM-593AC7
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface or blank lead sub-circular-sub-oval disc, probably used as a token or gaming counter. Date is uncertain but possibly Medieval. Weight is 4.46g, diameter is 19.3mm, thickness is 1.5mm. The disc was probably originally flat but now has a slightly undulated profile. One side is definitely undecorated. The other side may well have also been undecorated and just sustained scratches and pitting during use or post-depositionally. Alternatively the thin shallow scratches and/or occasional shallow pitting may be subtle decoration. If the scratches are decoration there seems to be a cr…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: CAM-44AFB2
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A solid iron artefact, probably a tool, weighing 177.91g. This object has a length of 214.0mm. To one end the artefact has a blade like form that accounts for c. 125.0mm of the total length. This blade-like end has a maximum width of 30.0mm and maximum thickness of 5.1mm. The tip currently has an irregular, vaguely rounded terminal however it is obvious that damage, to some extent has occurred there resulting in the loss of some metal. At the approximate middle of the object the blade starts to narrow and thicken. As this occurs the cross-section alters from sub-rectangular, at the bla…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 11th January 2018
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Record ID: CAM-79648B
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A single piece of secondary flint debitage of unknown date, probably late Neolithic to Bronze Age. A striking platform and point of percussion are visibly present on this flake. The pronounced bulb of percussion and well defined conchoidal ripple marks indicate hard hammer production. The dorsal side has a pronounced concave recess at the proximal end indicating that a flake had been removed before this one. Recortication has started on the striking platform, ventral and dorsal face. This recortication is present within the concave proximal zone on the dorsal side, and distal c. two-t…
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: CAM-EEA936
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy disc, probably used as a token or possibly a gaming piece. One side has a motif in relief, of a head right wearing a hat, ear-length bushy hair poking out below. The head is probably of a male. The reverse side is probably blank making this a uniface artefact. Weight is 2.14g, diameter is 17.5mm, thickness is 2.1mm. This disc has a very fine crack running across the approximate centre and may indicate that the object has been slightly bent.
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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Record ID: CAM-EBF9C5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy coin of uncertain date, probably not roman. This is possibly a halfpenny coin of George I, AD1714-1727, dating to AD1717-1724. Obverse is extremely worn but probably shows an unclear bust right. Obverse legend is completely illegible. Reverse is extremely worn but may show the downwards outstretched arm and shoulder of Britannia seated left. Reverse legend is completely illegible. Die axis is probably 10 or 11 o'clock. Weight is 8.17g, diameter is 26.9mm, thickness is 2.2mm.
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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Record ID: CAM-6D7BA3
Object type: NEEDLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: City of Peterborough
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete bone needle or awl of uncertain date. The fragment weighs 3.26g and has an incomplete length of 63.0mm. At the broken end the object has a sub-oval to 'D' shaped cross-section, the result of the bone having been shaped on both wider surfaces. This longitudinal chamfer peters out with a slight concave curve 31.6mm before the object's terminal. The widest axis is close to the break and measures 8.7mm. At the broken end the object has a thickness of 2.7mm. The break is diagonal and irregular. One of the wider sides also has some of the surface broken away and this may have…
Created on: Friday 18th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
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Record ID: CAM-1C72E2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight of uncertain date. This weight is sub-circular with a maximum diameter of 37.3mm and thickness of 4.9mm. It weighs 45.55g (c.1.61oz). 5.1mm in from the edge is a sub-oval (almost kidney shaped) perforation measuring 4.4mm x 3.2mm. The perforation has an hour-glass profile. The edge furthest away from the perforation is flattened, thus altering the artefact from a circular to sub-circular shape. Lead is a heavy but soft metal and the shape of a lead object can mis-form under it's own weight. It is therefore likely that this artefact was orginally formed as a circular shape…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: CAM-9DC192
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: City of Peterborough
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified artefact made of bone and of uncertain date. This item weighs 2.97g, and has the following maximum dimensions: length 37.8mm, width 15.9mm and thickness 6.7mm. The largest section of this item is of a sub-rectangular tapering shape with smaller integral projection to either end. The main body part of this artefact accounts for 25.8mm of the total length, has a width of 19.9mm and thickness of 6.7mm. This tapers to the other end where the width is 14.1mm and thickness is 3.4mm. The cross-section is sub-rectangular to sub-oval, the corners being angular and the almost st…
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 11th August 2017
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Record ID: CAM-D0548B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: City of Peterborough
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead artefact of uncertain function but decorative bawdy nature. This incomplete item weighs 108.04g, and measures a maximum width of 62.3mm, height of 57.2mm and maximum thickness of 8.3mm. The fragment is an irregular 'L' shape initially looking as though it is just an indistinct flattened blob. The cast relief moulded design on one side is evidence that this is indeed something of specific design that has sustained damage rather than a waste off-cut or melted waste scrap. The design, although partially unclear, seems to show a human form bent in half, arms curved aroun…
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 27th July 2017
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Record ID: CAM-E1C2A5
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy ring of uncertain date and function. This artefact has some ferrus content as one part of the loop has a mid to weak reaction to a magnet. The ring has a flattened oval cross-section measuring 3.2mm x thickness 1.7mm. The external diameter is 23.7mm and the internal diameter is 18.mm. Weight is 1.93g.
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
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Record ID: CAM-E1B653
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron ring of uncertain date or function. The ring has a circular cross-section with a diameter of 3.8mm. The external diameter is 29.3mm and the internal diameter is 21.6mm. Weight 5.31g. The ring is a rusty orangey brown colour, a few tiny patches of the surface rust have detached however this artefact appears to be in a relatively stable condition at present.
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
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Record ID: CAM-4E8CA6
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A blob of lead with uncertain function or date. This may have originally been used as a pot mend however it does not have the typical capital I or capital H profile so is likely to have sustained post-depositional damage if it was a pot mend. Alternatively this piece of lead may have been a weight. The blob has a sub-rectangular to sub-oval shape measuring 25.5mm x 18.6mm x 14.5mm. It weighs 44.63g (c.1.57oz) and it would therefore seem too heavy to have been used as a gaming piece.
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th January 2017
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Record ID: CAM-4E8174
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy artefact, possibly a deformed musket ball, weight or gaming piece of uncertain date. This item weighs 24.11g (0.85oz). It has the appearance of a deformed sphere from one angle, panettone bread shape from another angle (relatively vertical sides, flaring out slightly towards the top with a top that seems to spill over the sides just at the top), and deformed cylinder with chamfered corners leading to a slightly concave end from yet another angle. The maximum diameter is 18.7mm with a length of 13.0mm.
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th January 2017
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Record ID: CAM-4E757A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight or gaming piece of uncertain date. This artefact weighs 14.61g (c.0.52oz), is conical in form with a height of 14.3mm. The base is sub-circular with a diameter of 17.0mm x 15.9mm. The base of the cone is slightly concave and the apex is rounded.
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th January 2017
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Record ID: CAM-077644
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: City of Peterborough
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy incomplete pin or possibly lace chape / lace tag of uncertain date. This artefact weighs 0.41g and has a length of 33.0mm. The object has a circular cross-section with diameter of 2.2mmm, at the transverse worn break, and tapers to a point. The shaft has a bend approximately two thirds of the way towards the tip. A 'U' shaped notch is present, representing missing metal, from the shaft at the location of the change of angle. It is uncertain whether this is later damage or an error during initial production. A lateral mark in the side of the shaft starting at the worn bre…
Created on: Saturday 19th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th July 2017
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Record ID: CAM-765B1E
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small fragment of sheet white metal. This fragment weighs 0.23g and has a thickness of c.0.4mm. The fragment is roughly sub-rectangular in shape measuring a maximum 10.2mm x 7.3mm. The sheet undulates, possibly partially due to damage however close inspection reveals that a repouss√© design (probably made by raising the metal from the reverse using a punch) is present and this accounts for some if not all of the undulating profile. The design seems to include a human arm bent at the elbow so that the fore arm rests alongside the upperarm. A hand is visible to the side of the shoulder…
Created on: Monday 31st October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-0F2DF2
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy ring of uncertain date or function. This ring has a circular cross-section measuring (thickness/band diameter) 2.5mm. The artefact has an external diameter of 20.1mm and internal diameter of 15.5mm. Weight is 1.80g. Varying amounts of corrosion product have started to build up on all surfaces of this object.
Created on: Friday 14th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 8th September 2017
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Record ID: CAM-64A5AB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight of uncertain date, found on a site producing Roman to Modern material but mostly Roman and 18th century AD to Modern. The weight has a biconical profile with rounded mid section and circular shape when viewed from above or below the remains of an iron attachment loop or some other means of suspension. The weight has a height of 26.6mm increasing to 32.5mm when including the iron blob. The diameter is 30.2mm and it weighs 108.81g (3.84oz).
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
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Record ID: CAM-641FDE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight of uncertain date, found on a site producing Roman to Modern material but mostly Roman and 18th century AD to Modern. The weight has a height of 27.6mm and is an irregular conical to pyramidal shape the base measuring 24.5mm x 21.9mm. The weight is 71.74g (c. 2.53oz). The flat base has a circular hole, off centre, which has a diameter of 6.8mm and seems to extend to a depth of c. 19.0mm on the height axis.
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fenland District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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