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Record ID: WAW-697DC5
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age to Post Medieval (c. 2350 BC to 17th century) awl: The awl has a tang which is rectangular in section and tapers to a blunt edge. The tang is over half of the awl. The other half is circular in section, is slightly swollen before tapering to a sharp point. Between the tang and awl there is a fine groove circumventing the awl. The surface has traces of a mottled brown-green patina. It measures 43.72mm long, 5.6mm diameter and weighs 3.81g. Many awls are recorded as possibly Bronze Age, but as the design of awls has changed very little, therefore it could also be much more…
Created on: Tuesday 19th April 2016
Last updated: Friday 22nd April 2016
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Record ID: WAW-01FC8E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Number: 2016 T176 Period: Undiagnostic Description: Gold finger-ring. Dimensions: Diameter: 15mm - 24mm Width: 5mn Discussion: The ring was analysed by several specialists at the British Museum and it was found to be too undiagnostic. Chronologically it could not be attributed to the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Early Medieval, Medieval or Post-Medieval periods. Conclusion: Due to the undiagnostic nature of the find it cannot be securely dated to pre-1716 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 12th October 2016
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Record ID: WAW-4807D6
Object type: WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible casting waste of unknown date: The copper alloy waste is an irregular shape in plan and has predominately broken edges, but the small portion of the possible genuine edge is obliquely angled in profile and has rounded upper and lower edges. The upper face of the waste is flat, smooth but has a transverse, wide semi-oval ridge. The base of the artefact is slightly rough. The surface of the waste has a mid green/brown/grey coloured patina. The waste weighs 178.12g and measures 66.42mm long, 45.76mm wide and 22.08mm thick. The artefact is possibly casting waste or an ingot, b…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Friday 8th January 2016
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Record ID: WAW-47CA2C
Object type: WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Casting waste of unknown date: The copper alloy waste is an irregular shape whose surface is 'bubbly' and pitted. The copper alloy is heavily leaded, with the surface being predominately grey/green and where the waste has been damaged it is a shiny grey. The waste weighs 178.84g.
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Friday 8th January 2016
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Record ID: WAW-3A656E
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy bead, of unknown dating (AD 43 to AD 1700). The bead is biconvex in shape, with a circular central perforation which is 4.98mm diameter. The exterior is undecorated. The bead has a dark green to mid brown colour. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil has occurred. The bead measures 13.82mm diameter, 9.02mm thick and weighs 3.9g. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hard to date without accompanying contextual evidence or any diagnostic features and were used from the Iron Age through to the Post-Medieval period.
Created on: Monday 24th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: WAW-C07509
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman to Post Medieval (1st to 19th century) unidentified object: The artefact is a large lead oval ball with a flattened upper and lower edge with multiple, equi-distant six circular iron studs around the side, one iron stud on one flat surface and two on the lower face. The iron is in a stable condition and the lead has a matte light grey/cream coloured surface. It measures 43.69mm diameter, 28.41mm thick and weighs 230g. A similar object is recorded on the PAS database, SUSS-158547, and the Finds Liaison Officer wrote 'The purpose and age of the object is unclear. Suggestions in…
Created on: Friday 19th September 2014
Last updated: Friday 19th September 2014
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Record ID: WAW-003A55
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Casting waste, comprising a complete amorphous droplet of gold or gold alloy. The surface of the gold is a pale yellow, has a smooth upper surface, and the underside is slightly pitted. The droplet measures 12.97mm long, 11.93mm wide and 8.31mm thick, weighing 8g.
Created on: Monday 5th August 2013
Last updated: Saturday 29th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tanworth in Arden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-B17F47
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A incomplete lead-alloy unidentified object of uncertain date. The artefact is a sub-lozenge in plan, but all edges a broken, possibly recently. The outer face has what appears to be moulded decoration in the form of a large sub-circular pellet with a possible trough around it. The surface has a slightly mottled cream and light grey colour, but is predominantly oxidised. The fragment measures 37.87mm in length, 29.61mm in width, 23.28mm thick and weighs 72g. The date of the object is unknown and the function is not certain. It is an unusual object, and from the same field a similar …
Created on: Sunday 14th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 26th April 2013
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Record ID: WAW-CF0092
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy knife handle. The handle is a 'pistol grip' type, i.e. is oval in section and an elongated rectangle in plan which tapers towards the blade where there is two vertical collars. The opposite terminal expands in plan and is curved and slightly down turned. Only a fragment of the blade remains, and this is rectangular in section and narrows in forming a triangle from the upper view. Only a fragment of the blade remains before it is broken. The break is not recent. The surface of the handle has a shiny mottled green/brown patina. It measures 38.26mm long, 9.69mm wide,…
Created on: Saturday 16th June 2012
Last updated: Monday 27th August 2012
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Record ID: WAW-A26918
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case 2012 T338: Gold Droplet from Brailes, Warwickshire. Casting waste, comprising a complete amorphous droplet of gold or gold alloy. The droplet measures 14.77mm long, 8.37mm wide and 6.71mm thick, weighing 5.1g. Iron Age coins have been recovered from the same farm (Treasure Case 2012 T726), and it has been suggested that gold such as this may have been connected with Iron Age gold working, such as coin production or recycling. However, a similar piece (2004 T408) was determined to be undiagnostic and undatable following metal analysis.
Created on: Monday 4th April 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
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Record ID: WAW-83FD22
Object type: CRUCIBLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of a ceramic crucible. The fabric is a white ware with no obvious inclusions and is highly fired, but is still able to be scratched. The exterior appears to have fine linear grooves which may be decoration or part of the manufacturing process. On the interior of each sherd there is traces of a copper alloy adhered to it. The copper alloy has traces of red copper corrosion and has a 'bubbled' surface. The two sherds together weigh 5.5g. The date of the sherds are uncertain, but probably date to the Medieval or Post Medieval period.
Created on: Sunday 15th August 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
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Record ID: WAW-7E7583
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified artefact or waste material which is cast copper alloy. The artefact is sub-rectangular in plan and cross-section but appears to have been folded, probably at the time of casting. The surface has a fine brown patina. It measures 21.63mm long, 11.53mm wide and 6.41 thick. It weighs 6.2g. The date and function of this fragment is not known.
Created on: Monday 21st September 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-87DFE5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver finger-ring, deformed to an oval and, presumably as a consequence of being squashed, cracked in one place. The band is decorated with two rows of punched, concentric double-crescents, some of them with a dot in the centre. The crescents are unevenly executed and worn away along the edge of the ring. It has proven impossible to find close parallels for either the ring or its decoration. While the width of the band is in keeping with Late Saxon finger rings, these are more solidly made (cf., e.g., Hinton, fig. 40) and of different decoration. It is unlike Viking rings found in …
Created on: Monday 29th June 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wychavon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-4A32D4
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible fragment of copper alloy casting waste. The waste is a possible sprue or jet from a moulded object. The sprue has a irregular head which as an integral conical beneath, which vaguely resembles a stud. The head and stud elements have an uneven surface and abraded edges. There are traces of a mid green patina. It measures 25.39mm long, 16.93mm wide and weighs 10.1g. The object is too irregular to be a purposeful object, and the surface with the single stem perhaps suggests it may be a sprue rather than a stud. The surface is abraded and does not have a heavy patina which i…
Created on: Saturday 2nd February 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-51FB18
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified cast lead or lead alloy object. The object is sub-rectangular in plan and is curved in profile. The exterior surface is decorated with irregular integral pellets. The interior surface is slightly undulating and irregular. The surface is oxidised forming a mottled light grey/cream colour. It measures 23.03mm long, 7.57mm wide, 5.58mm thick and weighs 4.9g. The date and function of the object is not known.
Created on: Monday 21st January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-79AA73
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
REPORT FOR HM CORONER Treasure case 2006 T521: Kingsbury, Warks. Five small irregular gold lumps of indeterminate age or function. Total weight 33.77g Non-destructive surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated that the gold content is approximately 99%. In view of the undiagnostic nature of the lumps it is my opinion that they cannot be demonstrated to be Treasure under the terms of the 1996 Treasure Act. Ralph Jackson Dept. of Prehistory and Europe British Museum
Created on: Friday 11th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-7979C2
Object type: STUD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Maureen Mellor and John Cherry have examined it. In their opinion the precious metal content of the find does not fulfil the requirements of the Treasure Act, and it therefore falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Friday 11th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-790135
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold ornamental ring from Kineton, Warwickshire. This ring, formed of a plain round-section wire, was at the time of discovery felt to be completely undiagnostic, with no evidence to date it more than 300 years old, and because of this it was felt to lie outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996. Subsequently, specialists have had cause to examine the photograph again. The slight bend at both sides of the ring, giving it a slightly angled appearance in side view, gives similarities between this piece and examples of V-shaped finger-rings attributed to the Iron Age (e.g. 2016T537…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2008
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kineton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-78C336
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
REPORT FOR HM CORONER Potential find of Treasure: undiagnostic silver ingot from Wixford, Warwickshire Ref: 2006 T477 (Rec. no. 5169) Surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated an approximate silver content for the ingot of 65%, with some lead, traces of antimony, zinc and gold, the rest being copper; it weighs 23.91 grams. The ingot is in the form of a long, narrow rod of flattened oval section, with one rounded end; the other end is broken jagged and tapers to a thin, C-shaped section; length, 106 mm. It was broken into two halves by the finder. …
Created on: Friday 11th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-78B0F6
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
REPORT FOR HM CORONER Treasure case 2006 T472: North and Middle Littleton, Worcs. Casting waste, comprising a complete amorphous droplet of silver, gold or silver and gold alloy. Date: Undatable. Dimensions: 18.7 x 12 x 5.7 mm. Weight: 5.3 g. As such, this item cannot be securely dated pre-1706, and thus is not considered to qualify as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Ralph Jackson Dept. of Prehistory and Europe British Museum
Created on: Friday 11th January 2008
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North and Middle Littleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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