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Record ID: CAM-6AA080
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: City of Peterborough
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-circular lead weight of 38.6mm diameter and 9.4mm thickness. The object weighs 88.62g (3.13oz). This artefact has a roughly 'D' shaped cross-section being flatter on the reverse and slightly domed on the decorated upper surface. The decorative surface is unclear but seems to consist of a cross, the four quarters between the arms being recessed below the surface of the arms and outer circular border. Close observation reveals that a possible crescent, or possibly a damaged pellet, is present within one of the recessed quarters. A pellet or possibly a line of three pellets is prese…
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: CAM-DAA925
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead from a casting well and gate weighing 49.5g. The well is keel shaped, with a convexly curved elongated asymmetric semi-circular length profile measuring 47.9mm. The well has a maximum width of 16.7mm which also has a convexly curved sub-semi-circular cross-section. The well has a maximum depth of 11.6mm. The top of the well is flat with a slight hint of concave depression. The well has an elliptical shape. At the wider end a protrusion of metal is likely to be the remains of a casting gate. This protrusion extends out from the side of the well by 3.0mm, has a width of 9.3mm, and m…
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 24th September 2018
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Record ID: CAM-DA427A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An extremely worn and illegible silver coin, probably of Medieval to Post-Medieval date. Both the obverse and reverse are completely worn and are now illegible as are both the obverse and reverse legends. The thinness of the flan suggests that it was probably a struck rather than milled coin. The flan has been bent into a stretched 'S' shaped profile and as such may well have been used as a love token. Die axis is uncertain. Weight is 1.54g, diameter is 19.3mm and thickness is 0.6mm.
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Saturday 20th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-243E52
Object type: SCISSORS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete pair of iron scissors. This artefact has an incomplete length of c.151.4mm and weighs 47.53g. The two blades have a length of 97.3mm with a straight upper edge, that tapers to form a curved and pointed tip. The curved line of the blade is longer on the lower edge of each blade before becoming parallel to the upper edge towards the middle of the scissors. Towards the centre of the scissors the blade has a maximum width of 12.7mm before a curved corner creates a 90 degree contraction of the width. This contracts the width to 5.8mm at the start of the integral handle shanks.…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-23FBCA
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A conical lead weight of uncertain date. This artefact has a sub-circular cross-section and flat base of maximum 22.9mm diameter. The weight has a height of 15.1mm and the external walls between the base and conical apex appear straight but on close inspection have a slight concave curve. A vertical circular aperture is present through the centre of the weight. At the conical apex this has a diameter of 4.7mm and at the weight's flat base this is slightly more oval in shape measuring 5.0mm x 4.7mm. The walls of this aperture are cylindrical. This perforation may have been used to allow…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-687FD5
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three separate copper-alloy rings of unknown date. A) This undecorated ring weighs 1.90g. It has an approximately circular shape with maximum external diameter of 25.9mm. The loop has an oval cross-section of 2.6mm width and 2.1mm thickness. B) This undecoarated ring weighs 1.66g. It has a slightly oval shape with external measurements of 26.6mm length and 23.9mm width. The loop has a cross-section that is oval in places veering to circular else where on the circumference. This cross-section has a maximum width of 2.5mm and thickness of 2.3mm. The narrowest point of the loop, probabl…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: CAM-30B704
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy artefact, most probably a vessel lid, probably of late Post-Medieval to Modern date. The remains of this lid weigh 40.89g. This artefact is formed of a sheet metal disc of 80.0mm diameter and 0.4mm thickness. This disc has several bends across it some of which have also cracked along part of the length of the bend. Much of the edge of the disc is also damaged resulting in an irregular circumference. No decoration is present on either side of the disc. Traces of a white metal coating are present on both surfaces however this survives to a much greater extent on the lower…
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-5D7341
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron axehead of uncertain date. The remains of this socketed tool-head weigh c.1.1kg (1100.00g). It has a length of c.160.0mm, maximum width of c.55.0mm and maximum height of c.61.0mm. The butt-end of the tool-head has an irregular oval shape through which is a sub-rectangular socket. This socket has a length of 39.0mm and width of 20.9mm. The width of the artefact then starts to taper forming what now appears to be a triangular cross-sectioned bladed end. Iron decay in the form of rust is present over all surfaces of this artefact and in places it is obvious that varying sized chu…
Created on: Sunday 29th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-8B7D98
Object type: COIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An extremely worn silver coin. The coin weighs 1.9g, has a diameter of 19.4mm and thickness of 0.6mm. The thinness, look and feel of this coin would suggest a hammered rather than milled coin. No legend is even slightly visible on either the obverse or reverse. One side of the flan seems to show the ends of a laureate tie, reverse head profile, forehead and upper nose profile of a head or bust right. It is important to note that the end of the ribbon tie almost touched the edge (or current edge) of the flan, thus allowing no space for a legend. The other side of the flan is worn comp…
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-742E97
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight, possibly used as a spindle whorl, date uncertain. This artefact weighs 15.62g (0.55oz). The weight has a sub-circular shape with a thickness of 5.6mm and a diameter of 21.7mm. The artefact has a rectangular cross-section, all surfaces are flattened including the edges. The central perforation has a diameter of 7.8mm and is cylindrical in shape. The top and bottom surfaces are fairly smooth but with a few scratches. The outer edge has a rough texture due to striations all round which may have originally formed a pattern or lettering.
Created on: Friday 6th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-A99FE9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy finger-ring, the setting absent from the collet. This artefact, which may possibly be slightly squashed, weighs 1.14g. The finger-ring has a height of 23.2mm and maximum width of 18.3mm. The band forms an oval shaped loop which was probably originally more circular in shape. The band has a thickness of 1.1mm and width of 2.0mm. The ends of the band join to a circular, now empty, collet of 5.2mm diameter. The sides of the collet are solid for a height of 1.9mm above which eight equally spaced integral prongs (claws) increase the height to 3.6mm. The base of th…
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-C30652
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron socketed artefact of uncertain date and function, possibly an agricultural implement, spear or polearm head. This item weighs c.500.0g and appears to be mostly complete, probably with slight damage at the socketed neck end. The artefact has a length of 312.0mm terminating at one end in a gently rounded point. The metal is rusty and it is uncertain whether the rounded terminal is the original shape. At the pointed terminal the artefact has a thickness of 3.4mm. The blade increases in width away from this tip to the maximum width of 59.4mm where the thickness has increased to 25…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: CAM-B04EE8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-oval shaped pierced lead object of unknown date, which was probably used as a weight. This artefact weighs 19.59g (0.69oz). The external oval dimensions are 31.7mm x 25.9mm. Both sides are uneven but slightly convex giving the artefact a maximum thickness of 5.0mm. An irregular shaped sub-oval aperture is present at the approximate centre of the object. This measures 8.3mm x 5.4mm. The lead around the edge of this aperture is recessed creating a narrow ledge of c.1.6mm width. If this object was not used to weigh other items and instead was held in place, to something else, with u…
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: CAM-DDB656
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy biconical bead, that weighs 4.98g, of unknown date. The bead has a circular shape with diameter of 14.4mm and thickness of 6.9mm. The perforation is set through the approximate centre of the artefact, having been constructed from both sides. The walls of the perforation are approximately vertical but the perforation does not line up perfectly with that made from the opposite side. This results in a stepped shelf at the centre of the object, visible from both sides. The diameters of the perforation differ, measuring 6.7mm on one side and 5.9mm on the opposite side. Compa…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-3B04D6
Object type: DIE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A dice weighing 44.48g and measuring 35.1mm x 34.9mm x 33.5mm. The precise material of manufacture is uncertain, however its appearance strongly suggests mud or clay and appears to contain small black, shiny, rounded inclusions and fibrous material, possibly straw or chaff. No residue comes off on the hand and this artefact is quite firm and cannot be squashed out of shape, however, a human fingernail can make a slight impression. A few tiny fragments have come loose from the object and can be seen as dark specks in the packaging material. This artefact has a sub-cuboid shape with ro…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th August 2018
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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 c…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: CAM-554DFB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy loop of rectangular shape that weighs 4.55g. The loop has an external length of 14.2mm width of 10.7mm and depth of 7.5mm. Two sides of the loop, the shorter width sides, have rectangular cross-sections. The other two, longer, sides of the loop are sub-rectangular, the external surface of the loop having a central longitudinal groove. The external surface of these two sides have a gentle convex curve either side of, and towards, the central groove. The band has a thickness of 2.2mm. The function and date of this artefact is, at present, uncertain. However, a knife collar…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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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 bl…
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. tw…
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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