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Record ID: LVPL-5B9AE9
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early Bronze Age III - Middle Bronze Age I (1800-1500 BC) flanged axe head or axe shaped ingot, possibly water rolled, and unusual in its crudeness. Its uneven shape makes accurate measurement and labelling of areas difficult, but the thickest section is approximately 14mm at its widest pont, and the blade tip is an uneven 2-4 mm in fluctuation. The surface is pitted and appears to have delaminated; areas show different levels and kinds of corrosion, varying from predictable greens to a blueish tinge. The rear of the object is not bilaterally symmetrical but has a thumbprint-sized …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F1DD95
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver Scottish twenty pence of Charles I, dating to 1637 - 1643 AD. The coin has broken in half post-retrieval. Worn obverse; [.......] ANG FR ET[...]. Crowned thistle obverse; IVST[....]HRON[.....]. The coin is 15.36mm in diameter, 0.34mm in thickness and weighs 0.28g.
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-CA227C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy possible Roman plate brooch dating to AD 80-150. The plate is rectangular in shape, with a solid raised border running around the edge. The brooch is divided into three panels depicting a wolf flanked by two birds. On the inside of the panels is blue enamel with the surface of the light green copper alloy patina showing through. On the reverse Is the remains of the attachment. On one side there is the catchplate, this is rectangular in shape with the outer edge curved over to hold the now missing pin. On the opposite side is the remains of the pin hinge plat…
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-B68C18
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, lead alloy, probable post medieval-modern medal, dating AD.1600-1900 possibly copying a Roman coin. The object would have been a circular disc of metal with an attached suspension loop. It could be much earlier and does have some similarities with a papal bull. The length is 28mm, the width is 24mm and the weight 4.87g.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-B68174
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with rounded edges and corners. A raised leur-de-lis design is present on the upper surface. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-white/brown patina and is worn. The length is 39mm, the width is 34mm and the weight 58.57g. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods. Shield-shaped weights are a distinctive group of trade weights which are used from c.AD 1380 and continue…
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-B678AB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl, probably dating from the late medieval to early post medieval period (c AD 1300-1600). It is bi-conical, with a circular perforation. The perforation has an internal diameter of 8mm. The object is very worn and has a greyish/white patina. The diameter is 25mm and the weight 33.72g. Similar examples of spindle whorls have been found in contexts from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period. However most are typically dated to the Medieval period. The diameter is 22mm and the weight 25.77g.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-61C9E6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman silvered copper-alloy radiate of Carinus, dating to 283 - 285 AD (Reece Period 14). Obverse of right-facing radiate and cuirassed bust; IMP C M AVR CARINVS PF AVG. Reverse of Carinus (on left) standing right and recieving Victory from Jupiter (on right), who holds a sceptre; VIRTVS AVGG. Exergue mark: *//XXI . The coin is 21.01mm in diameter, 1.78mm in thickness and weighs 4.03g.
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-5F10CD
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete lead-alloy pointed oval seal matrix of medieval date (1200 - 1350 AD). The object is flat, with a small spur at one end on the back representing the remains of an attachment lug. There is a sunken design on the upper face of an angel standing with a cross in its left hand and a sword in its right, its head slightly bowed to the side. The figure is probably St Michael the Archangel, who is often depicted with a sword in hand. Around the edge runs an inscription: S' RVI[....]A N? ROV[..]. The top of the cross runs into the inscription. A section of the inscription is missing d…
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-5E545F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cylindrical spindle whorl of uncertain date (c. 43 - 1800 AD). The object is circular in plan with a central, circular perforation, slightly larger in diameter on one side than the other. The object is D-shaped in section. Damage has been sustained by the object, leaving a rough, irregular area to one side. Otherwise, the object has a smooth, white patina. It is 22.45mm in diameter, 12.14mm in thickness and weighs 35.71g. The diameter of the central perforation is 9.38mm at one end and 7.56mm at the other end. Lead spindle whorls are difficult to date without archaeological conte…
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-5E1B38
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead biconical spindle whorl of late medieval or post-medieval date (c. 1300 - 1600 AD). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and triangular in section and has a circular, central perforation. There is a further circular perforation through one side of the object; this perforation is oval and irregular at the top and circular and narrow at the bottom, demonstrating that it was pierced from the outer edge. Both faces of the spindle whorl are decorated with a raised pattern: on one face this consists of transverse lines, interspersed with lozenge-shaped dots; while the other face has tr…
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-5D8D68
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead biconical spindle whorl of probable medieval date (c. 1200 - 1500 AD). The object is circular in plan. A central, circular perforation and angled faces result in a triangular section. While the surface of the object is very worn, a raised zig-zag design can be seen on both faces. The object has a light-brown patina. It is 29.29mm in diameter, 9.54mm in thickness and weighs 26.49g. The diameter of the central perforation is 10.00mm. While lead objects can be difficult to date precisely without archaeological context, the form and decoration of this spindle whorl places it most lik…
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-49E780
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete silver medieval hammered penny of Edward II, dating to 1309 - 1310 AD. Class 10cf5a2. Minted at Bury St Edmunds. Worn obverse of forward-facing crowned bust. Reverse of long cross pattee with three pellets in corners; [.......]SICI. Part of the coin has broken post-retrieval and is now missing. The coin is 16.31mm in diameter, 0.72mm in thickness and weighs 0.68g.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-F4AADF
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead circular weight of probable post-medieval date (c. 1500 - 1750 AD). The object is circular in plan, with sloping sides. It is of irregular thickness, with one side obviously thicker than the other. Both upper and lower faces are slightly sunken in the middle. The surface of the object is worn and notched. It has a smooth, light-brown patina. The object is 33.48mm in diameter, 14.84mm at maximum thickness and weighs 109.81g. Lead weights are difficult to date without archaeological context; however, weights of this form are typically assigned to the post-medieval period. Similar e…
Created on: Saturday 29th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-F307B7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn and fragmented silver denarius of Septimius Severus, dating within the period 193 - 211 AD. Obverse of right-facing laureate bust. Reverse of Victory advancing left, holding opened wreath over shield; PM TR[.....] COS [...]. The coin is 16.75mm in diameter, 2.28mm in thickness and weighs 1.92g.
Created on: Saturday 29th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E16C56
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold posy finger ring with inscription, of post-medieval to modern date (c. 1700 - 1800 AD). The finger ring is formed from a plain wide band, slightly D-shaped in section, with an inscription in italics running around the inside, which reads: 'A mind content cannot repent'. There is no maker's or hallmark. The surface of the object is heavily scratched although it retains its shine. The object is 19.50mm in diameter, 1.24mm in thickness and weighs 4.10g. Similiar styles of posy rings have been recorded on the database and dated variously from the early post-medieval period to the mod…
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-CCCFA2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy double loop asymmetrical buckle of post-medieval date (c. 1575 - 1700 AD), missing its pin. The buckle has a rectangular loop and a D-shaped loop. The sides curve in at the middle. Both edges are bevelled on the upper face and the inner edge is bevelled on the bottom face. The inner edge of the D-shaped loop curves in to a central point at the rounded end. There is a pin notch on upper face of the rectangular loop. The object has a smooth green-brown patina. It is 37.22mm in length, 28.21mm in width and 3.54mm in thickness. It weighs 6.20g. Similar examples can be found i…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-CC5D2E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy single loop rectangular buckle of early post-medieval date (c. 1500 - 1650 AD), missing its pin. The buckle has a narrow and recessed strap bar, square in section, an expanded front, and sides that bulge at both ends on the outer edge and curve in at the middle. The sides are D-shaped in section and terminate at the strap bar end in lobed knops. The expanded front has a groove running along it on the front face and a row of decorative notches along the inner edge. The object has a smooth dark-brown patina. It is 30.32mm in length, 46.94mm in width and 7.23mm at maximum thi…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-CC129B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver post-medieval halfgroat of Henry VIII, dating to 1526-1530 AD. Second coinage. Mint of York under Archbishop Wolsey, voided cross initial mark. Obverse of right-facing young bust; HENRIC VIII D G R AGL Z F. Reverse of square shield on long cross fourchee with TW beside shield and hat beneath shield; CIVI/TAS/ EBO/RACI. The coin is 18.38mm in diameter, 0.67mm in thickness. It weighs 1.14g. Spink (2018) no. 2346.
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FB1956
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with rounded edges and corners. A raised crowned fleur-de-lis design is present on the upper surface. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-white/brown patina and is worn. The length is 67mm, the width is 48mm and the weight 198.15g. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods. Shield-shaped weights are a distinctive group of trade weights which are used from c.AD 1380 and …
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FAFA21
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy mount or stud, possibly from a medieval book. The head is an octagon, the outer edge may have been fashioned to approximate flower petals. The upper surface is domed, flat in the middle and the underside is concave and has a single integral stud, which is wide and tapers in width. The surface of the mount is has a slightly abraded dark green patina. The diameter is 30 mm and the weight 27.36g. Compare SOM-EA31E5, LIN-9E8156, etc. Although they are very large and heavy for book mounts, and have strikingly long attachment spikes which seem incompatible with attachment to…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
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