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Record ID: LANCUM-C2874E
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A silver tubular object enclosed in an openwork gold frame. The body of the frame consists of two "sides" made from triangular-sectioned gold rod, in the form of four joined circles - two larger circles in contact with each other in the centre of the motif and two smaller ones adjacent to the outsides of the circles. The end of the frame a circular in section, one is open and the other is solid, with a piece of circular sectioned wire, in the form of a loop. The sides of the frame are joined together on the 'top side' of the shaft by a gold cone, from the apex of which pro…
Created on: Friday 15th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-535D67
Object type: SADDLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Medieval cast copper-alloy saddle pommel. It is flat and decorated with moulded strips on the obverse. It was mounded to the leather of the saddle with three flat rivets (still in place), probably made from iron.
Created on: Thursday 6th April 2006
Last updated: Monday 29th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gisburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FASAM-B403E1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver siliqua of Constantine II, as Augustus (AD 337-40), dating to AD 337-40 (Reece Period 17). Obverse: no legend, Laureate and rosette-diademed head of Constantine looking upwards. Reverse: CONSTANTINVS AVGVSTVS, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm-branch. Mint of Constantinope, - // C • H. RIC VIII, p. 448, no. 16. Officina (workshop) H. Silver Roman coins of this period are extremely rare in Britain.
Created on: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 28th June 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-1096E5
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval copper-alloy king's head clasp, dating from 1250 to 1400 AD. The frame is rectangular and has slightly convex sides; the base is broken and the bar missing. The top is decorated with a triangular human face in relief, with incised triangular eyes and round pellet nose. The crown is formed from four drilled circles with engraved lines and knops; it has a transverse rib forming the base of the crown. The face is smaller than the crown, and there are vertical grooves filling the space to either side. King's head buckles and clasps are well known, and many examples are recorded…
Created on: Tuesday 4th February 2014
Last updated: Thursday 18th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'CLITHEROE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DE1B40
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age copper alloy developed flat axe, possibly Aylesford or Bandon type (Schmidt and Burgess, 1981, 65-7) probably dating to between c2300 to c1700 BC. The axe has a broad head, tapering to a narrow butt. There is no evidence of flanges or ridges along the sides of either face but it is heavily corroded. This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. In cross section the body of the axe has lentoid profile. The axe appears to be undecorated. The length is 77mm, width 37mm, thickness 1…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd March 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-FF125F
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Mid to Late Bronze Age copper alloy fragment probably a broken rapier or dagger dating 1500 - 1000BC. The object is triangular in form and an oval in cross section. It represents the damaged tip of a spear head. It has a narrow central rib with adjacent channels which has a circular cross section and tapers towards the point. The blades which are damaged taper in width towards the point. Rapiers are really long and have a slim blade and the shoulders and hilt, have broken off Similar to GLO-7EFE1A and WILT-471861 on the database. The length is 143mm, the width is 38mm thickness 20mm an…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Saturday 9th March 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-2B1A5D
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper or copper-alloy axehead probably dating from the Chalcolithic/Copper Age or the very Early Bronze Age, that is c. 2400-2300BC. The axe survives in good condition with a rusty-coloured surface and rough patina. It has straight diverging sides, a straight butt and a gently curved cutting edge/blade. Its profile is flat lenticular and it is undecorated. According to Needham's Classification of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Copper and Bronze Axe-Heads, this is most likely a Class 2B or 2C axe, dating from the 24th or 23rd C BC. Needham's classification is mainly based on axehead…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2BBD52
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy axehead dating from the Early Bronze Age, that is c. 2200-2100BC. The axehead survives intact and in good condition with some bronze corrosion coming through along the sides. Most of the original olive-green patina is still in place, but the surface is pitted with corrosion showing through. The axehead has curved, diverging sides with a curved, splayed cutting edge/blade. The butt is semi-circular and the the axe is lenticular in profile. The casting seams were removed and the axehead shows signs of repeated resharpening along the cutting edge (striations). It is decorate…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2BE374
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy developed flat axehead dating from the Early Bronze Age, that is c. 2000-1900BC. The axehead survives in good condition with a very shiny, glossy surface and smooth patina. The surface is slightly pitted, but there is no sign of the later stages of bronze disease. The axehead is lenticular in profile, with slightly raised but not pronounced flanges. It does not have a stop ridge, but a very slight raised section across the centre. This is curved and made more visible but being undecorated above the 'ledge' and decorated below. The decoration consists of a untidy 'rain' pa…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D611E3
Object type: BULLET MOULD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete musket shot mould made from iron, for large lead bullets of c. 18.41x17.55mm, dating to the 17th or early 18th century. It is made from two halves pivoted or hinged together to resemble a pair of scissors. It survives complete, except for one handle terminal which is missing. The surviving handle terminal droops slightly inwards. The mould halves are both hemispherical, internally and externally. There is no decoration. On one side, both halves have a small hole on the seam, to allow the molten lead to be poured in. The central rivet is still in place and the handles can be moved.
Created on: Tuesday 4th March 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 27th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bilsborrow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5E3C83
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy dagger dating from the Early Bronze Age, c.2150-c.1500BC. The object is a butt riveted small blade dagger or knife with triangular blade. The blade would have been attached to the hilt by means of three large rivets, the top side one is still in place. The rivet is circular in cross-section and flat-hourglass-shaped in plan. The other two are missing and the other rivet holes are incomplete due to breaks or possibly corrosion. The object is quite damaged so it is difficult to ascertain the exact type, but it is similar to Needham's series 2 (id 1200 Card…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th February 2019
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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-DA3B96
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy Roman flat enamelled disc (sexfoil) plate brooch with a flat and plain edge dating from the late first to mid-second century AD. The brooch is circular in plan and displays a six-pointed sexfoil star pattern. The inside of the star retains a small amount of red enamel, while the outer field retains a small amount of black enamel. The reverse of the brooch is plain and undecorated and retains the double lugs for the spring and pin; part of the spring remains but the pin is broken and missing. Opposite the hinge lugs is the catchplate, of which only the securing lip i…
Created on: Friday 10th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Over Kellet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-49682A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Indo-Greek tetradrachm of the Kushan ruler Kujula Kadphises, struck in the Hindu Kush, dating to the period c.AD 40-90. Obverse: [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣTHP]OΣΣV [EP]MAIOV, Diademed bust right with psuedo-Hermaeus legend. Reverse: Karoshti legend (Kujula Kasasa Kushana Yavugasa Dhramathidasa), Hercules standing facing holding club and lion skin. The coin is 22.59mm in diameter, 2.42mm in thickness and weighs 6.56g. As Mitchiner, 1978: p. 389, no. 2844. Examples of Indo-Greek coins have been recorded through the PAS. Some of these may well be genuine ancient losses, however o…
Created on: Friday 1st February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-EA3FD4
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a medieval copper-alloy book clasp of hinged type. The loop survives, with a central hole which would have fitted over a peg on the opposite cover of the book. The terminal is now missing, but the hinge loops on the other side of the loop survive, with a bar held between them. The metal is mid green in colour with a slightly pitted patina. The length is 18mm, the width is 16mm and the weight 2.87g. Most examples of this object type appear to date to the 14th or 15th centuries.
Created on: Monday 12th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-91247A
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1450 to 1200BC. The axe shares similarities with the Taunton metalwork assemblage and Hotham related to the palstaves of the Acton Park metalwork assemblage to which it bears some resemblance similar to Needham et al fig 140 (1985) and Read (1995: p.3 fig 9 ). The axe is almost complete with a length of 123mm. The butt is slightly concave and has a width of 20mm. The flanges are flat, longiform in plan, straight and parallel as far as the stop, with a width of 20mm. The blade is flaring 42mm wide …
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5E2C89
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date (1000 - 800 BC). The object can be classified as the Ewart Park phase of metalwork. The object is sub-rectangular in plan with the cutting edge expanding outwards to form a convex cutting edge. The socket has a sub square mouth, is deep and the insides are smooth. A moulded collar decorates the axe below the mouth on each face. Extending down from this are three raised ribs. The ribs have been abraded and damaged in recent times. The front and back faces of the axe are faceted at the socket end. Along the centre of e…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5E49AA
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy complete unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1450 to 1300 BC. The axe is of shares similarities with the Taunton metalwork assemblage and Hotham related to the palstaves of the Acton Park metalwork assemblage to which it bears some resemblance similar to Needham et al fig 140 (1985) and Read (1995: p.3 fig 9 ). The butt is slightly concave and has a width of 55mm. The flanges are flat, longiform in plan, straight and parallel as far as the stop but do not extend all the way to the butt, with a width at the stop of 30mm. The blade is…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL529
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Pewter 'horn book' with letters W, X, Y and Z in relief above a grid pattern. There are fragments of the letters Q, R, S, T and V above, separated by a horizontal line from the letters below. Full-size hornbooks (of wood and horn or mica) were used as teaching aids, but it seems likely that small lead versions were toys; most seem to be 17th-century in date (Lewis 2012, 98-101).
Created on: Friday 12th February 1999
Last updated: Tuesday 18th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE MEDLAR WITH WESHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-4DB9A4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy penannular brooch of the Iron Age to Roman Period, dating to 100 BC - AD 100. About 90% of the brooch remains, the pin is missing. The brooch is sub oval in shape and circular in cross section. It comprises of a thin open hoop. Half way there is a notch or dent in the hoop, this is where the pin would have sat. The terminals are circular in plan and rectangular in cross section. They are made from the flattened end of the hoop, which have been turned up and rolled into a spiral. The brooch is a dark brown in colour with traces of green corrosion. Abrasion …
Created on: Wednesday 5th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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