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Record ID: WMID-5F14B5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast slightly off central. The internal diameter of the hole measures 7.8 mm wide. Both the upper and lower faces are flat. Neither face is decorated. The whorl has a diameter of 23.6 mm and is 8.8 mm thick. It weighs 25.4 g (0.89 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4AF0F3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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A miscast complete lead or lead alloy probable spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD1650). In plan it is sub-circular and sub rectangular in cross section. Both faces has have six moulded raised circular pellets, located around a slightly off centre perforation, with raised rim. The perforation which has an internal diameter of 8.6 mm. The detail is more obvious on more side than the other, with flattening of the design occuring. The whorl has a diameter of 32.8 mm and is 12.2 mm thick. It weighs 67.3 g (2.37 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, wit…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-CA9330
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD1650). In plan it is sub-circular and sub rectangular in cross section. Both faces has have six moulded high-relief triangles, located around a slightly off centre perforation as decoration at the edge. The perforation which has an internal diameter of 9.0 mm. The whorl has a diameter of 27.8 mm and is 9.3 mm thick. It weighs 20.6 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-56D006
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete copper alloy artefact of uncertain form and function, but probably of Post medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1800). The artefact is L shaped. One side is flat, whereas the other gradually tapers to a point at each end. The ends are blunt and complete. Two sub circular holes are present, on the longer edge. The holes have not been drilled. They have an internal diameter of 5.4 mm and 4.4 mm. It measures 61.7 mm in length, 37.1 mm wide with a maximum thickness of 5.7 mm and a minimum thickness of 1.2 mm (at the end). It weighs 42.3 g. The artefact is a dark green colour, with…
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: WMID-0E59E7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Derbyshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy steelyard weight, of probable Roman dating (1st to 2nd Century AD) but could be of later dating (2nd Century to 19th Century AD). The weight is biconical in shape. A vertical suspension hole is present in the centre of the weight. A circular recess is present at the centre of the base. It measures 31.8 mm tall, with a maximum diameter of 46.9 mm. It weighs 334.9g (11.81 oz). The weight is a light grey to off white colour, with an even surface patina. Biconical weights are a functional artefact, as such, there is little typological change over time. It …
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-0E0ED4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy steelyard weight, of probable Roman dating (1st to 2nd Century AD) but could be of later dating (2nd Century to 19th Century AD). The weight is conical in shape. A vertical suspension hole is present in the centre of the weight. It measures 41.3 mm tall, with a base diameter of 37.5 mm and a top diameter of 17.5 mm. It weighs 367.5g (12.96 oz). The weight is a light grey to off white colour, with an even surface patina. Conical weights are a functional artefact, as such, there is little typological change over time. It is probable that this weight is o…
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-0DFD92
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire East
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A complete lead or lead alloy bi convex decorated spindle whorl, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1100 to AD 1450). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and lentoid in section. Both the upper and lower faces have been decorated with the raised decoration. This decoration consists of a raised outer rim, a five pointed star, with five large pellets located inbetween the points, and four smaller pellets positioned on the arms of the star. One arm does not have a pellet on it. The design is broadly the same on both sides. The central hole is circular in shape and has been cast / set…
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-0C3156
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy artefact of uncertain function and dating, but probably Post medieval (AD 1600 to AD 1900). The artefact is sub pentagonal in shape, with a rectangular cross section. The front has four longituditual grooves, running from the point to the base. The reverse covers two thirds of the back of the artefact, creating a pocket, which is now infilled with a probable solder like substance. It measures 34.6 mm in length, 22.7 mm wide and 11.2 mm thick. It weighs 20.0 g. The artefact is a mid green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whi…
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-8F851F
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete suspension lead or lead alloy weight, of uncertain dating but probably Post medieval (AD 1500 to AD 1900). The lead weight is cylindrical, with one end narrowed to form a blunt point. The other end is flat, with V shaped grooves cut on opposing sides, to create a notch. A circular suspension hole sits within the notch. It has an internal diameter of 3.4 mm. It measures 62.5 mm in length and a diameter of 11.8 mm. It weighs 49.2 g. The weight is an off white colour, with an even surface patina. Scratch and groove marks are present, but these are not in any alignment and li…
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-6B59E3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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Silver twisted wire finger ring, undiagnostic in nature and can not be securely dated to pre-1708. Therefore it falls outside of the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996. Judy Rudoe British Museum 28/11/2008
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-ACB75C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy cylindrical possible die or stamp, of uncertain dating, possibly Post Medieval (AD 1500 to AD 1800). The artefact consists of a cylinder, with one flat surface, with a bevelled edge, and one indented surface, with a probable bevelled edge. The indented surface has been decorated, with a scallop shell design. The sides are undecorated. It measures 6.8 mm in length, with a diameter of 9.0 mm. The scallop shell is 1.0 mm below the surface. It weighs 2.2 g. The artefact is a dark brown colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 3rd July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-96E3AC
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy unidentified artefact of uncertain function, but probably of Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD 1800). The artefact is irregular in shape, but broadly triangular. The lower end is triangular, with a flat bevelled edge. The right hand edge has a triangular notch removed from it. Then the artefact extends up into an oval body, before terminating in a pyramidal knop, with the flat base uppermost. It measures 38.0 mm in length, 23.9 mm wide and 6.3 mm thick. The triangular 'blade' end measures 23.9 mm by 1.8 mm. The pyramidal knop measures 7.4 mm by 6.3 mm. It we…
Created on: Monday 15th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th May 2017
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Record ID: WMID-F53DDD
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete copper alloy probable toggle, or possible awl, of uncertain dating, but probably Post Medieval (AD 1500 to AD 1700). The probable toggle is a pointed oval shape with a circular cross section. Both ends narrow to a blunt point. A narrowed waist is present at the centre. It measures 41.8 mm in length with a 6.9 mm maximum diameter. At the 'waist', it has a diameter of 6.2 mm and the ends are 3.5 mm in diameter. It weighs 7.6 g. The probable toggle is a mid brown colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in …
Created on: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th April 2017
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Record ID: WMID-DB95E1
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy artefact of uncertain form and function, of possible Post Medieval dating (Ad 1500 to AD 1800). The artefact is irregular in shape, with a flat cross section. The front of the artefact has been decorated, possibly representing a fish or stylised animal. Two edges are incomplete, with patinated breaks. The possible animal has a long snake like body, with raised edges and a central rouletted ridge. This body extends from top left to bottom right, and terminates in a large circular ring and dot device. Above the body is the remains of another circular ring and …
Created on: Monday 24th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th April 2017
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Record ID: WMID-DAE8B9
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy artefact, of uncertain dating, probably Post Medieval (AD 1500 to AD 1900). The artefact is sub triangular in shape, with one forked end. When viewed from the side, the artefact is curved. Both ends exhibit an old patinated break. The forked end is wider than the other one, with the remains of a semi circular hole between the two prongs. Located off centre, on the front of the artefact is a raised triangular ridge, pointing in the direction of the forked end. It measures 42.8 mm in length, 14.6 mm wide (forked end), 7.0 mm wide (straight end) and 3.7 mm thi…
Created on: Monday 24th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th April 2017
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Record ID: WMID-B595FE
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy hook, of uncertain dating, but possibly Roman (AD 43 to AD 410). The artefact is sub rectangular in shape. It has a rectangular cross section. Both ends are rounded, and gradually taper towards a wider middle. One end has two triangular notches, cut on opposing sides, creating a hook like end. It measures 91.6 mm in length, 12.7 mm wide and 7.4 mm thick. It weighs 44.4 g. The artefact is a mid green colour with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in some damage on all sides.
Created on: Monday 10th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 11th April 2017
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Record ID: WMID-E0FAE3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast slightly off central. The internal diameter of the hole measures 6.1 mm wide. Both upper and lower faces bear no trace of decoration. The whorl has a diameter of 24.9 mm and is 6.8 mm thick. It weighs 23.7 g (0.84 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough …
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 6th February 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4C262D
Object type: PIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete copper alloy globular pin head, of possible Roman to Medieval dating (AD 43 to AD 1600). The shaft of the pin is circular in cross ection, with a globular head. No collar is present underneath the head. The pin head has a diameter of 13.4 mm and it measures 19.4 mm in length. It weighs 10.5 g. The pin head is a mid to dark green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th January 2017
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Record ID: WMID-8B8045
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast slightly off central. The internal diameter of the hole measures 8.9 mm wide. Both upper and lower faces bear no trace of decoration. The whorl has a diameter of 29.0 mm and is 10.3 mm thick. It weighs 43.2 g (1.52 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough…
Created on: Tuesday 1st November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 1st November 2016
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Record ID: WMID-824519
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy artefact of uncertain function and dating, but probably Post medieval to Modern (AD 1600 to AD 1800). The artefacts consists of a hollow copper alloy cylindrical tube, open at one end, measuring 11.1 mm in diameter and 38.3 mm in length. The tube has an internal diameter of 6.7 mm and 11.5 mm deep. Filemarks are present on the open end. A small circular perforation is present on one side, positioned about a third of the length down from the open end. It has an internal diameter of 3.2 mm. A circular sectioned arm is present, on one side, with a worn diagonal…
Created on: Thursday 3rd September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd September 2015
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