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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
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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-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-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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Record ID: CAM-EEA936
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy disc, of uncertain date, 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 8th March 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 h…
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 shap…
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…
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 arou…
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 br…
Created on: Saturday 19th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th July 2017
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