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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-93E2D1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-8DCEF5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy object of unknown date but probably medieval and unknown purpose. The length is 86mm, the width is18mm. thickness 18mm and the weight 89.62g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-69FE85
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unusual lead alloy mount of unknown date and period it appears to be in the form a medal decorated with a swastika. The stamped cross is more consistent with a later Medieval style, suggesting it dates to the 12th to 16th Centuries AD. The pendant is a mid grey in colour, with an even surface patina. A direct parallel for this find has not been located at the time of recording. The swastika, the 'crux gammatica' (a cross formed from 4 Greek capital gamma characters) was widely used long before the Christian period, possibly in pagan religious contexts. It did however continue…
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 1st May 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-68BC9C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E591B3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast conical lead-alloy weight, probably a spindle whorl. It is decorated on either side with a four-pointed star and simple dots between each of the spikes.
Created on: Tuesday 25th April 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yealand', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-C516C5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead weight, probably a spindle whorl. It is of double-conical shape with a central perforation. Both sides are decorated with a series of lines resembling a row of the Algiz runes.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-B1FAC5
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy figurine perhaps Roman but it could also possibly be Medieval 1st century to 11th century AD. The length is 42mm, and the width is 18mm.
Created on: Tuesday 4th October 2011
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WESHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-126648
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead figurine dating from the Roman to the Medieval period. The figure is cast in one piece and is relatively crude in both shape and design. It is broadly sub-rectangular in shape and D-shaped in cross-section with the reverse being flat and undecorated and the sides being bevelled. The figure is worn and has an exaggerated phallus. The arms of the figure are however appear to be clasped over the chest. The face is worn and only a linear mouth can be seen. The base of the figurine is uneven and it is unlikely that it would have stood upright. One foot is rounded while the other …
Created on: Tuesday 10th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-4D0836
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to later Medieval date (43 - 1500 AD). The object is circular in plan and conical. The object has a central circular perforation with an internal diameter of 10mm. Traces of very worn decoration on the upper surface consisting of pellets and lines are visible. The object has a mid white patina and is in fair condition. Similar examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are typically dated broadly to the Medieval period c.1100-1500.
Created on: Friday 7th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 7th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Simonswood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-4D5153
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to later Medieval date (43 - 1500 AD). The object is incomplete. It is sub-circular in plan and biconical. The object has a central circular perforation with an internal diameter of 10mm. Each surface has been decorated with a series of radiating lines and pellets. The object has a mid white patina and is in fair condition. One edge of the object is damaged Similar examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are typically dated broadly to the…
Created on: Friday 7th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 7th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Simonswood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-4D6531
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to later Medieval date (43 - 1500 AD). The object is incomplete. It is sub-circular in plan and conical. The object has a central circular perforation with a small internal diameter of 7mm. The perforation appears to have been drilled from the lower face where it is wider measuring 11mm in diameter. Worn linear moulding decorates the upper surface. The edges of the object have been damaged both in recent times and during antiquity. The object has a mid white patina and is in fair condition. Similar examples of spindle whorls have reportedly …
Created on: Friday 7th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 7th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Simonswood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-AB0C33
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman to Medieval cast lead alloy, or lead, perforated circular weight or spindle whorl, biconical with traces of a decorative pattern comprised of lines. The weight has a circular perforation through the centre. 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, that this lead weight is a spindle whorl. At the Austin Friary in Leicest…
Created on: Monday 7th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 14th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BRINDLE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-9E3EF1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete circular biconical cast lead-alloy weight, probaby a spindle whorl dating from the Roman period judging by the form and grey patina, i.e. AD72-410. The lead weight is biconical in cross-section with a rounded base and top. It is decorated with a simple pattern of a rough chevrons. The weight is 28mm in diameter and weighs 23.5g. Lead weights like these are common finds, but only rarely from excavated contexts which is why date and origin are difficult to pinpoint. Decorated lead-alloy weights are very rare finds in excavations, but are often found by metal detectorists. T…
Created on: Tuesday 28th June 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WISWELL ', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-65AF77
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead alloy anthropomorphic figurine of uncertain but possibly Roman date but there are no clear parallels. There is no evidence of drapery and the figure appears to be naked and male although the sexual organs are not defined.. He stands fully facing but with few details. The head is round but has no discernible features. The body is plain with the remains of one arm extended and the other probably missing. The legs are rudimentary with the bases missing. Shares some similarities with YORYM-8FE007, LVPL-E54C5A and SWYOR-B7DE82. The length is 62mm, the width is 22…
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 26th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'AUGHTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F045E2
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead steelyard weight, probably dating to the Roman period (AD 43-410). The weight is biconical in form. Both the top and bottom of the weight show signs of iron corrosion where a suspension loop would have been attached with an iron bar through the centre. The surface is now a light grey/brown colour with numerous scratches and dents including a large rectangular depression. Many similar examples have been found on the PAS database; for example NMS-1815C6, SWYOR-B85A02 and KENT-DC6FC3. The length is 45mm and the width is 30mm.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 22nd September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'RIBCHESTER', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-61C153
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl dating from the Roman to the Post-Medieval period, (AD 43-1700). The object is circular in plan and conical. It has a circular perforation, slightly off centre, with an internal diameter of 9mm. Each face of the object is worn and undecorated. The upper face is undulating due to ancient damage. The object has a light white patina. Similar examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are typically dated broadly to the Medieval period c.1100-1500. Due to…
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ormskirk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-9B9C66
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy probable vessel repair, (pot-mend), dating from the Roman to the Post-Medieval period, (AD43-1700). The object oval in plan. The object consists of one large side from which projects a smaller oval of lead. This would have passed through the hole in the vessel to secure the mend. A very small fragment of orange ceramic material can be seen within the join between each face of the object. The object has a creamy white patina. Dimensions: 22mm in length, 19mm in width, 4mm thick, 7.9g Pot mends of this form are found in both Roman and Medieval periods, as a common way…
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Balderstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5A4AE6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy object probably dating to the Roman period 70 - 410AD. The object may be a token or a die or mould used for a tesserae. The token is decorated on one side but the pattern is difficult to make out. The diameter is 32mm and the weight 26.33g.
Created on: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-1E0B3E
Object type: SLING SHOT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast lead or lead alloy slingshot. The artefact is bi-conical, tapering to a sharp point at one end and a more rounded point at the other. The surfaces are convex. Dates from between c122 and c407 AD. See also BH-BF5521. The length is 38mm, the width is 25mm and the weight 66.20g.
Created on: Monday 16th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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