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Record ID: IOW-165E79
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete lead alloy possible spindle whorl of Unknown date (c. AD 43-c. 1800). The spindle whorl is sub-circular and is hemi-spherical, domed at the top and flat on the underside. A central hole has parallel sides and is 9.2mm in diameter. This spindle whorl is greyish buff. Length: 25.0mm; width: 24.1mm; thickness: 10.4mm. Weight: 35.37g. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval or post-Medieval.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B3289C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy unidentified object of Unknown date and uncertain function in the form of a pierced disc. The disc is sub-circular and flat. An off-centre circular hole has a diameter of 2.8mm. On one side the hole is slightly burred. There is also another circular hole (incomplete) at the edge. This hole has a diameter of 2.0mm. The object is green with patches of a darker green patina. Length: 13.7mm; width: 13.2mm; thickness: 1.4mm. Weight: 1.04g.
Created on: Friday 27th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-9D35C3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy and gilded object of Unknown date and uncertain function, possibly Roman or Early-Medieval (c. 43-c. 700). The surviving part of the object is double-waisted (wavy) at each side and is sub-rectangular in cross-section. One end has a transverse break and the opposite end is curved and complete. The front has a longitudinal raised integral panel which is centrally situated on the plate. It has a length of 22.0mm, a width of 5.0mm and a height above the plate of c. 2.0mm. At the broken end a circular hole (now incomplete) with a diameter of about 3.3mm penetrat…
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-2159EF
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy possible spindle whorl of Unknown date (c. 43-c. 1800). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and is hemi-spherical, domed at the top and flat on the underside. A central hole has parallel sides and is 7.4mm in diameter. This spindle whorl is greyish buff. Length: 18.0mm; width: 17.4mm; thickness: 7.8mm. Weight: 12.42g. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval or post-Medieval.
Created on: Sunday 8th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-D420F5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy possible finger-ring of Unknown date. The setting is missing. The bezel, with six evenly spaced 'claws', is open where the setting was situated. The circular opening has a diameter of 5.8mm. The hoop is 'D'-shaped in cross-section and the shoulders taper in width towards the base. The base of the hoop is very thin in width and thickness. This finger-ring is matt brown overall. Length: 22.0mm; width: 20.0mm; width of bezel: 8.9mm; thickness of bezel incuding 'claws': 4.5mm. Weight: 1.91g.
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-243443
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy ring of Unknown date and uncertain function. The frame is circular in plan and sub-oval in cross-section. It is bevelled internally on both faces. This ring is corroded and pitted in places and has a patchy shiny brown patina. Outer diameter: 20.2mm; inner diameter: 10.omm; thickness: 4.5mm. Weight: 6.83g.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-5E5167
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete unidentified iron and copper-alloy object of Unknown date and uncertain function. This object is in the form of a bi-conical terminal with a small portion of shaft. The outer end of the terminal has seven evenly spaced longitudinal grooves. The terminal is partially sheathed/encased in copper-alloy. Length: 18.5mm; width: 11.5mm; thickness: 10.4mm. Weight: 3.92g.
Created on: Sunday 29th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-9ED2C3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron object of Unknown date and uncertain function. This object has a blade and tang. The blade is triangular in plan and pointed-oval in cross-section. The incomplete tang is roughly square in cross-section. There is a swelling between the blade and tang. The object is corroded but the edges of the blade are sharp. The tip of the blade is missing. Length: 60.0mm; width: 20.4mm; thickness of blade: 4.6mm; overall thickness: 6.4mm. Weight: 12.42g.
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-4B09EF
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy object of Unknown date (AD 43-1800). A flat rectangular 'tablet' or strip, hexagonal in plan. The upper face of the object bears incised or stamped Roman numerals: X L. This object is dark buff. Length: 32.0mm; width: 25.4mm; thickness: 2.7mm. Weight: 15.26g.
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-E7EA8A
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy anthropomorphic figurine of Unknown date. This stylised human figure has the majority of the arms and legs missing. The head is sub-circular in plan, convex at the front and flat at the rear. The eyes are formed by deep circular pits and the other facial features are not apparent. The body is oval in cross-section. This figurine is corroded and green with abraded breaks. Height: 48.9mm; width: 17.6mm; thickness: 10.7mm. Weight: 21.15g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-CF9DA2
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy object, possibly a nail or wedge of Unknown date. The object is square in cross-section at one end. At the opposite end one face tapers to a flaring blunt point. This object is corroded and drab green. It is unclear whether it is complete. Length: 37.9mm; width: 7.6mm; thickness: 6.1mm. Weight: 8.86g.
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-A4C56E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy weight of Unknown date (c. 43-c. 1850). This domed weight is sub-oval in plan and has an off-centre vertical hole. The hole has parallel sides with a diameter of 2.9mm. There is a casting 'blow-hole' on the underside. The weight is greyish buff. Height: 12.8mm; width: 23.0mm; thickness: 19.9mm. Weight: 31.56g.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-BF61D5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron object of Unknown date and uncertain function. Possibly Medieval or post-Medieval. This object is sub rectangular in plan and sub-oval in cross-section. One edge is flat and the opposite end is pointed. The object is sheathed/encased in sheet copper-alloy which has transverse grooves. An abutting seam can be seen on one face. Traces of gilding are present on the copper-alloy. Length: 40.4mm; width: 17.0mm; thickness: 12.4mm. Weight: 28.19g.
Created on: Friday 16th March 2018
Last updated: Sunday 18th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-9418AB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete unidentified copper-alloy object of Unknown date and uncertain function. This object is a handle or loop which had four projections. The loop is circular in plan, flat on both faces and bevelled internally on both faces. It has an outer diameter of 17.5mm and an inner diameter of 10.0mm. Between the handle and projection, a collar is oval in cross-section and measures 10.0mm x 9.0mm. There were originally four projections. The existing projection is incomplete and the other three are missing due to breaks. Scars formed by the breaks can be seen where the projections wer…
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Record ID: IOW-79A690
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete unidentified lead alloy object of Unknown date and uncertain function. The object is flat on both sides and is in the form of a long cross fourchée. This object is greyish buff. Length: 35.0mm; width: 26.2mm; thickness: 5.1mm. Weight: 23.19g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-1CAB1B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medievlal (Anglo-Saxon) or post-Medieval unidentified object (c. 1000-c. 1800). The openwork plate is sub-lozenge shaped in plan, moulded at the front and mainly flat at the rear. At the centre there are two sub-square holes with two smaller circular holes nearby. There are also two incomplete holes at one end. This object is reddish brown with bright green corrosion products at the front and rear. A fleck of gilding can be seen at the front. Length: 24.8mm; width: 23.0mm; thickness: 2.7mm. Weight: 3.02g.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-743379
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy unidentified object of Unknown date and function. This object is sub-rectangular in plan and cross-section. In plan, from the straight and broken end, the sides taper in for a short distance and then flare to the slightly rounded and complete end. On the underside, close to the break, there is a circular hole, 8.0mm in diameter and 4.7mm in depth. The object is green and corroded with patches of a dark brown patina. The break is abraded. Length: 50.0mm; width: 23.1mm; thickness across hole: 6.4mm. Weight: 29.71g.
Created on: Sunday 4th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-87294B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy possible token or gaming piece of Unknown date. This object is flat and circular in plan. Side 1: Incuse numerals or letters: IX or XI. Side 2: Unclear but possibly decorated. The object has a well developed buff patina. Diameter: 13.3mm; thickness: 0.8mm. Weight: 1.05g.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-D0709A
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy unidentified object of Unknown date and uncertain function. The object is toggle-like/dumbbell-like. It has an integral circular terminal at each end of a shaft which is roughly circular in cross-section. The terminals are convex on their inner and outer surfaces. The surface of the object is corroded and drab brown. Length: 30.8mm; diameter of terminals: c. 13.5mm; width of terminals: c. 4.9mm; maximum diameter of shaft: 6.3mm; minimum diameter of shaft: 5.7mm. Weight: 12.40g.
Created on: Friday 22nd December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 27th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-40135B
Object type: PIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Roman or Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy pin (c. AD 43-c. 900). This pin has a plain solid spheroidal head and the integral shaft is circular in cross-section. At the position where the shaft begins to taper the diameter of the shaft is slightly narrower. This pin has a patchy green patina and the point is sharp. Length: 46.3mm; diameter of head: 5.4mm; height of head: 6.1mm. Weight: 2.32g.
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Sunday 22nd July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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