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Record ID: LANCUM-589F64
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axehead. The axe originally had a narrow butt, now absent, that gradually expands in width towards the cutting edge which is convex in plan. The butt is rectangular in cross section and the blade has a flattened pointed oval cross section.There are no indications or remnants of any flanges. It shares similarities with Willerby class 4 axes but is not identical. Probably dates to between c2100 and c1700 BC. The length is 63mm, width 45mm, thickness 12mm, and weight 108.35g.
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-BF3343
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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Gilded copper-alloy Roman glass-centred boss brooch, complete with boss and pin (c. AD 250 - 450). The brooch has an oval plate with a central, oval setting for a black glass pyramidal boss on the front face. The section between the boss and the outer edge is decorated with a series of patterned lines. From the outer edge to the boss, these are: incised pelleted circles, a ridge, a rope-like pattern formed from diagonal grooves across a shallow ridge, two incised interweaving lines and, finally, the rope-like pattern again. A pattern of two incised interweaving lines also runs around t…
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-BEAA39
Object type: SPEARHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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Extremely worn copper-alloy socketed spearhead, dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1500 - 800 BC). The socket of the spearhead retains some wood, including a piece that runs through two circular piercings positioned towards the socket mouth. The socket mouth is worn and fragmentary. Two ridges linear ridges at the top of the object are all that remains of the blade: these have been worn down almost to nothing and the object terminates in a sharp point. The sheer level of wear suggests that this may have been intentional, possibly to rework the spearhead into another object suc…
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-BE0E51
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight, probably late medieval to post-medieval in date (c. AD 1400 - 1800). The weight is cylindrical. Both faces are inset. One face has a pattern of recessed ovals around the edge of the inset section. The other face has a recessed oval on one edge of the inset section and a central recessed circle, from which a groove extends to the edge of the inset section on the opposite side to the oval. The object has a white patina. It is 46.26mm in diameter, 14.54mm in thickness and weighs 216g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-BDDDA5
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
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Lead weight or gaming piece of uncertain date (c. AD 43 - 1500). The object is discoid and incised with a cross across the entire face on both sides. The object has a white patina. It is 24.49mm in diameter, 4.71mm in thickness and weighs 20.26g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-BD7426
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver hammered cut halfpenny of Henry III, dating to AD 1248 - 1250. Class 3c. Mint of York. Obverse of forward-facing bust, ligatured NR: hENRICV. Reverse of voided long cross with three pellets in corners: ON E/BOR. The coin is 18.73mm in length, 9.60mm in width and 0.74mm in thickness. It weighs 0.67g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-BCFD26
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn Roman copper-alloy dupondius or as, dating to c. AD 41 - 260. The coin is 26.61mm in diameter, 2.86mm in thickness and weighs 8.74g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-4291F9
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper-alloy unlooped palstave or flanged axehead of Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1500 - 1150 BC). The blade end of the object has been removed in a straight cut. The cut face is patinated and abraded. The body of the object is rectangular in section. There is a median stop ridge from which the butt end tapers to a point, with curved flanges either side. The surface displays patches of green copper corrosion. The object is 105.24mm in length, 35.27mm in width and 29.02mm in thickness. It weighs 262g.
Created on: Wednesday 14th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-4275BE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver hammered medieval shortcross penny of King John, class 5 (AD 1204/5 - c. 1209). Minted by John at Canterbury. Obverse of forward-facing bust with sceptre: hENRICVS R/EX. Reverse of voided shortcross with pelleted crosses in corners: IOHAN ON CAN. The coin is 18.23mm in diameter, 0.81mm in thickness and weighs 1.33g.
Created on: Wednesday 14th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-421FE3
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Whetstone pendant of uncertain date within the period c. 2150 BC - AD 1400. The object is square and tapers to a broken forked edge. The top of the object is pierced and demarcated from the rest of the object by horizontal grooves that run around the top and the bottom of the piercing. Vertical grooves run down the centre of each face. The piercing is wider at one end than the other. The object is formed from dark-grey stone. It is 51.44mm in length and 11.54mm in width. It weighs 8.86g. Whetstone pendants of similar form are known from a number of archaeological periods, including th…
Created on: Wednesday 14th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-40DAA4
Object type: PENANNULAR BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy Roman penannular brooch, missing its pin (c. 25 BC - AD 100). The brooch frame is oval-sectioned with pinched terminals - i.e., both ends are folded back on themselves, and decorated on the upper face by vertical grooves. The object is dark brown in colour. It is 34.63mm in length, 31.48mm in width and 4.73mm in thickness. It weighs 5.23g. Hattatt (Ancient and Romano-British Brooches, 128-9) dates this type of brooch to the 1st century AD, classifying it as type D.
Created on: Wednesday 14th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-401C32
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead ampulla of late medieval date c. AD 1300 - 1500. The object takes the form of a vessel with a circular base and a wide elongated neck. The centre of the object has been compressed and a section of the neck is missing on one side. Both handles are missing. The broken edges are abraded. No design can be made out on either side. The object is dark grey with a white patina. It is 44.24mm in length, 29.61mm in width and 8.40mm in thickness. It weighs 34.46g. There are numerous ampullae recorded on the database, attesting to their widespread use in the later medieval period. Unfortunat…
Created on: Wednesday 14th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-928805
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post medieval copper alloy finger ring, dating from c.1500 - 1800. The ring is a circular band. There is a horizontal line where the band has been soldered together. The hoop has been bent out of shape. The ring has a whitish-grey patina suggesting that is has lead content. The diameter is 18mm and the weight 2.35g. It is not definitive that this is a finger ring it maybe a component element of another object like a ferrule.
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-928CBE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy probable finger ring. Cast hoop with what is taken as an elongated narrow rectangular bezel. The hoop is now of uneven thickness, possibly due to burning or differential wear; the former may have affected the setting. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1800. The diameter is 16mm and the weight 1.89g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-1BEF5B
Object type: PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy pin dating from the Middle or Later Iron Age, probably c. 400-200BC. The pin is complete and in extremely good condition. The surfaces are not very worn and the patina is smooth and of dark brown colour. There is some corrosion/corrosive patches along lower part of the stem, but the ring head shows little corrosion/damage. The stem is short, with a small diameter while the ring head is heavy with a larger diameter. The ring head was integrally cast, i.e. both stem and head were cast in one rather than the ring being bent around to touch the stem. The ring is decorated with…
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkby Lonsdale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-A7FD95
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval copper alloy purse bar with central loop dating 1450-1550AD. The suspension loop is intact as is the boss which has 8 slightly curved projections and may well have once held a heraldic device and would probably originally have been gilded. The length is 65mm and width 35mm probably an LMMC Type B variant, now Williams Class E1. Purse bars are a category of distinctive purses with metal frames and suspension features by which they are suspended from the girdle ... From the frame, made of iron, tin-plated iron, brass, silver or gold, hangs the leather bag part of the purse.…
Created on: Tuesday 15th February 2011
Last updated: Thursday 15th August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BURNLEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5A323E
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy mount or strap fitting, or possibly a pierced uniface token (c. AD 1600 - 1800). The outer face is decorated with a raised floral decoration comprised of a central boss with six narrow lentoid petals radiating outward to a raised circumferal border. There are raised pellets in the spaces between the petals. The other face is undecorated. It is pierced just inside the border, the perforation's internal diameter is 4.5mm. Diameter: 34mm; thickness: 2mm; weight: 9.15g.
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-5AC798
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed hammer. There is no apparent decoration and it is slimmer than is usual. The hammer is sub rectangular and slightly wasted in plan. In profile it is a truncated sub-triangle, with the facetted striking face being at the narrower end and the socket at the wider. The socket has a sub rectangular mouth and its internal dimensions are 43mm x 14mm x 12mm. The striking surface is rectangular in end view and is a typical obliquely angled triangle in profile, with bulging from use on when edge. It is Ewart Park phase attribution so would date from c1000 to…
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-5B06F4
Object type: SPEARHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age copper alloy socketed and side looped spearhead. It is similar to Taunton phase spearheads. There is a 6mm long scar across the shaft just below blade from an edged tool or weapon. The main body is hollow, forming a socket for the insertion of a shaft, with two flattened loops at the sides. The blade is composed of two wings, emerging either side of the central rib and having a concave lozenge-shaped cross section. The central rib runs all the way to the point of the head. The blade edges are bevelled bifacially. Length of blade section is 78mm. Approximate socket dep…
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-4D3CA7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead conical weight with a pointed apex and circular base dating from the late medieval to post-medieval period 1400 to 1600AD. The weight has a centrally drilled longitudinal aperture. The base has a cavity within it that is almost circular in plan. The base has a cavity within it that is almost circular in plan. The length is 32mm, the width is 25mm and the weight 72.63g. The form can be associated with medieval fishing line weights, as reported from London (e.g. Steane and Foreman 1988, in Aston, M. (ed.), Medieval Fish, Fisheries and Fishponds in England, BAR 182, Oxford, pages 137…
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
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