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Record ID: LANCUM-68BC9C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
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Roman to Post Medieval bell shaped lead-alloy or lead suspended weight. At the apex of the 'bell' are the remnants of the trapped iron suspension loop. Hard to date with any precision but it probably dates to between c43 and c1750 AD. The height is 39mm, diameter is 26mm and the weight is 104.52g. Similar records on the database include SUSS-A5CAE4 and LEIC-074C28.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-0E8161
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire East
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Unidentified copper alloy object, of unknown age, with a remnant white metal coating. It consists of a flat round head with three circular piercings (one above, two below) with a flat shank projecting from below. This shank is rectangular in section & tapers slightly inward along its length & has two circular piercings, possibly for rivets or some form of attachment. The object has a curved profile with the apex of the curve at the junction of the head & the shaft. It recurves and tapers slightly near the bottom of the shaft. No convincing parallels have been found for the object thou…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2015
Last updated: Monday 3rd August 2015
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Record ID: LANCUM-93E2D1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
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Lead alloy, or lead, perforated circular weight or spindle whorl of unknown age. The weight has a circular perforation. It has an external diameter of 21mm, and the central perforation has a maximum diameter of 6mm. The weight has seen a lot of use and has suffered damage and wear. In the "Finds Recording Guide", Geake (2001, p66) points out that: "The function of lead weights would have varied, from spindle-whorls to fishing weights to trade weights." She adds that spindle whorls should ideally be circular and must have a central perforation (ibid.). It is possible, therefore, tha…
Created on: Thursday 24th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dinckley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-4F8B52
Object type: LAMP
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cumbria
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Possibly lamp formed on an axe shaped stone. The shape of the stone may be fortuitous but has then had a recess pecked into it, and a shallower channel pecked in a rough curve coming out of it. These features are outlined on the second photo. The purpose of these modifications is unknown but it would have made a functional oil/fat lamp. When placed with the pecked feature uppermost, the object is stable. There are depressions on either side of the objects 'waist' that may be artificial, but these are so worn that it is now impossible to know if they are or not. It is possible that the…
Created on: Monday 21st April 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Langdale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-456425
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
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Heavily constructed copper alloy lobed plate with two piercings through which domed rivets pass. Its date and function are yet to be determined with any confidence. At first glance it appears to be a fixing plate for a hinge. However this is unlikely, but not impossible, as both rivets appear complete and there doesn't seem to be a large enough gap for the plate to have been attached to anything wooden. It may have been originally mounted on a book, or been a form of strap end/weight, or some form of mount or fitting. Dates to anytime between c43 and c1900 AD. The length is 60mm, w…
Created on: Thursday 27th March 2014
Last updated: Monday 31st March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Clitheroe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5A2753
Object type: DISC
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
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Knapped sandstone disc, of unknown use and unknown date. Unlike many of the other stone discs in the locale, a great deal of care has gone into the creation of this object and it differs from them in that respect. It is a more accurate circle and has been knapped in a very precise fashion that produces a consistently angled chamfer around its edge. It is also a lot thinner than the other discs. A number of uses have been posited for these objects. One is pot lids, but they show few signs of burning or sooting or any effects of heat, and pot sherds would make better lids. However th…
Created on: Monday 9th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 10th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Widdop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E375B8
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead or lead alloy sphere of unknown purpose and unknown age. It is highly unlikely to be cannon shot for a couple of reasons. Firstly it does not conform to any known bore of the seventeenth century or later. Secondly, it is not solid lead as it is too light for its size. This latter fact also excludes a lot of the other usual uses for lead balls. The comparatively low weight may be due to the construction of the sphere or it may be manufactured from a lighter alloy. It may be part of larger object. If it is shot it is more likely to be for use in a pre seventeenth century firearm,…
Created on: Thursday 21st November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wrea Green', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D53456
Object type: DISC
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Crudely knapped sandstone disc, of unknown use mid nineteenth century or earlier. Possibly associated with hand loom use. A number of uses have been posited for these objects. One is pot lids, but they show few signs of burning or sooting or any effects of heat, and pot sherds would make better lids. However they all show a degree of wear. This particular artifact is the only one that lends support to the pot lid theory. On one face there is what appears to be a circular mark resulting from exposure to the effects of fire. It may be that this is the exception that proves the rule. Wit…
Created on: Sunday 27th October 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Widdop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DCBBF5
Object type: DISC
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Crudely knapped stone disc, of unknown use mid nineteenth century or earlier. Possibly associated with hand loom use. A number of uses have been posited for these objects. One is pot lids, but they show few signs of burning or sooting or any effects of heat, and pot sherds would make better lids. However they all show a degree of wear. Anthony Pilling has posited a possible use, related to hand looms, as a weighted core for winding balls of yarn around them as part of a crude creel for making a warp. See notes below. Diameter 52 to 60mm, thickness 15mm. There are images of other…
Created on: Monday 9th September 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Widdop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-84D3E2
Object type: BLOOM
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy bloom or casting waste. The length is 67mm, the width is 46mm, the thickness is 15mm and the weight is 156.92g.
Created on: Friday 12th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 28th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nantwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8B87C5
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
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Ingot of an undetermined white metal, shaped with many hammer blows. It is of unknown age. The ingot is as it came out of the ground and has not been tarnished by the soil.It is heavy enough to be electrum but there is no yellow to its colour. Another similar object has been found nearby. The length is 39mm, width 20mm, thickness 9mm, and the weight is 8.76g.
Created on: Saturday 23rd February 2013
Last updated: Friday 8th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Roach Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-6954C4
Object type: FERRULE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
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High copper content copper alloy, or copper, object of unknown purpose or date, but probably modern dating. It is possibly a bush, ferrule or ring. There is unusual wear and patination, possibly as a result of use in machine of some sort. The diameter is 25mm and the weight 5.54g. The wall thickness varies from 1mm to 2.5mm.
Created on: Sunday 4th November 2012
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SKIPPOOL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-B3C953
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified object of unknown date. It consists of a cast lead or lead alloy cup filled with an unidentified material (possibly a degraded lead alloy) that is trapping two corroded strands of iron, which maybe a remnant wire loop. There is a short iron rod protruding from the bottom of the cup. The artefact maybe a weight, but it also has a resemblance to some Iron Age pins. It may well have been an object modified in order to be used as a steelyard weight, plumb-bob, or similar. The diameter is 20mm, length is 26mm, thickness, 20mm and the weight is 6.67g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2012
Last updated: Monday 11th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORTHLEACH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2051B5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified object of unknown date. Possibly a Romano British or Saxon brooch fragment, or a post medieval button. There appears to be writing on the obverse which would be odd for a brooch fragment. Diameter is 14mm.
Created on: Saturday 1st September 2012
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BARFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-A039A6
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Slag or kiln lining from metal working of unknown date and type.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salesbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-9E6FC2
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Group of melted silver objects and an old button or weight (listed separately). The silver objects (2-5) were found encased in melted plastic box (1) & associated with other burnt objects as well as the button. It is worth noting that local tradition has it that there was a fire at a nearby hall. It is likely that this material was dumped while clearing up after the fire. None of the silver objects can be identified with any surety. However there appears to be a late Roman coin fused to one of the lumps of silver (5). It is not unreasonable to assume it was a coin attached to a silver…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2012
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haighton', grid reference and parish protected.


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