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Record ID: SWYOR-DDFF23
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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A possible Post Medieval iron cannon ball dating from about AD 1500 - 1950. It is a spherical ball of iron. It is 82mm diameter and 4.2kg (4200g). This size and weight does not conform to standard cannon ball measurements, but it could be a non-standard missile. Alternatively, it could also be a ball from a crushing mill, machinery or a bearing from a swiveling piece of machinery such as a crane or gun.
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: DENO-352608
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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An incomplete copper alloy crossguard (or quillon) from a medieval dagger (AD c. 1200 - c. 1500), missing part of the central boss. The surviving quillon is axe-shaped with a long convex edge. It is decorated with a floral or sun motif formed from an incised ring-and-dot within a zigzagged ring. The central boss appears to have ben semi-circular in shape with a central slot for the tang of the dagger. Length: 26.1mm; width: 25.7mm; Width of smaller convex edge: 18.5mm; Thickness: 3.9mm; Weight: 5.63g .
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: DENO-D8126E
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Short strip of lead, with either IX or XI scratched on to one surface. A section has been folded back on to itself, so that it now measures 51.8mm. Unfolded, the strip would have been approximately 71.8 mm in length. The strip measures 14.9 mm wide and 1.0 mm thick. The whole piece has an even, white patination over both surfaces.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: DENO-D75DFD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead medieval spindle whorl. Cast biconical, with central moulded aperture of 9.4 mm. One face has a series of lines in relief around it, which appear to form a five pointed star, with a single pellet between each section. See YORYM-7D3D07 for a similar whorl. The other side has what appears to be just a random series of raised lines. Biconical spindle whorls are normally attributed to the medieval period. Overall, the object measures 28.6 mm in diameter and 9.9 mm thick. It weighs 35.55 g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-5A8685
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
534 Late Neolithic-Early Bronze Age flint implement (c. 3,400-1,600BC), irregular piece of dark grey, translucent flint with cortex over the dorsal face. Ventral face struck with a well defined bulb of percussion. Retouch, Invasive, scaled, semi-abrupt around narrow end and partly up one side. The form of this object suggests a late date. Length 43.2mm, Width 21.9mm, Thickness 17.0mm, Mass 11.89g.
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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Record ID: DENO-F16004
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn silver Roman denarius of Vespasian (AD 69-79), probably dating to the period AD 72-73 (Reece period 4). Probably [VE]S-[TA] reverse type depicting Vesta standing left holding simpulum and vertical sceptre. Mint of Rome. Cf. RIC II (2nd ed.), p. 83, no. 360.
Created on: Monday 31st July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-A544AE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper-alloy 'D' shaped buckle (c. 1250-c. 1450). The buckle frame is broadly 'D' shaped with three expansions, it is 'D' shaped in cross section. Three transverse lines are located in each of these expansions. The pin bar is narrowed and recessed. The length is 27mm, the width is 29mm and the weight 4.43g. Whitehead (1996) illustrates similar D-shaped buckle frames dated from c.1250-1450. Whitehead, R., 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford : Greenlight Publishing, 24 , nos.109 & 111
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-A4FA29
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Sheffield Miners' association badge/check dating 1880 to 1945. Round, brass embossed with two small sewing attachment holes located on the outer section of the check at the 12 o'clock position. Plain edge. Obverse: Two shaking hands surrounded by the legend THE DERBYSHIRE MINERS ASSOCIATION. The reverse is undecorated. The diameter is 33mm. The North Derbyshire Coalfield which was jointly served by the South Yorkshire plus the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Miners' Associations until 1880 and thereafter by the Derbyshire Miners' Association until 1945.
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
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Record ID: DENO-B03245
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver post-medieval penny of Elizabeth I. A initial mark, London mint mark (AD 1583-1584/85: North 2017)
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-8CA597
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A ceramic vessel sherd, probably from the base, of post medieval blackware dating from AD 1650-1800. The fabric is hard, fine grained and of a dark red colour. There are a few very small, white inclusions and some mica. The inside of the sherd is glazed with a thick black or very dark brown glaze and there are some splashes on the underneath face. The sherd is flat, and on the inner face is a curved bump, perhaps the remains of a raised circle in the centre of the base (similar to that seen on a saucer), though the external base is not kicked (concave) but remians flat. The sherd is 3…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd May 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-C73B28
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint retouched blade of Mesolithic to Neolithic date (9000 - 2200 BC). The flint is opaque, light grey with large white inclusions and is a tertiary flake. It is sub-rectangular in plan and sub-trapezoid in section. The distal end is oblique and pointed. The point at the left side of the distal end is shaped with short, semi-abrupt, parallel retouch from the dorsal face, and scalar, long, low-angle retouch from the ventral face. There are also some removals from both faces on the left edge, and fewer on the right edge. These are short, sub-parallel and semi-abrupt. The flint is 41.6m…
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th February 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-565A19
Object type: INKWELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy artefact, probably an inkwell of post-Medieval date, AD 1500 - 1700 or later. It is an open vessel with thick walls and a circular base (which is not flat) and a sub-rectangular top. The rim is out-turned and curves down to form a hood. The object is 36.7mm long, 32.9mm wide and 27.9mm high. It weighs 102.75gm. Compare LEIC-C793A9. The object can also be compared to bird feeders, but these are more usually D shaped.
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-55E235
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A leg from a copper alloy cooking vessel, probably dating from the Medieval or early post-Medieval period, AD 1200 - 1650. The leg tapers from the top, where part of the curved wall of the vessel can be seen, to the wedge shaped base which appears to be incomplete. The front surface has two broad, shallow, longitudinal grooves separated by a rounded ridge running down the centre (fluted). There is no other decoration. The reverse is convex, so the leg is D shaped in cross-section. The exposed metal has a dark green and black patina. It is 46.1mm long, 50.5mm wide and 17.7mm thick. It …
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-8F6674
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Late Neolithic or Bronze Age period, about 2400 BC - 1000 BC. It is formed on a tertiary flake of mottled grey flint and is not patinated. It has invasive, scaled, low angle retouch on both faces. Both barbs appear to be complete, but one is shorter than the other. The long one has a rounded end, and the short one a pointed end. The tang is wide and has a gently curved base. The arrowhead is 33.2mm long, 24mm wide and 6mm thick. 3.44g.
Created on: Wednesday 29th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 29th July 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-780C80
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint core of Early Mesolithic date, about 9000 BC - 8000 BC. It is formed on a nodule of dark grey (East Coast?) flint with cortex surviving on one face and on part of the narrower end. It is a cylindrical core with a D-shaped straiking platform, broad blade removals on 75% of the sides, and tapering to a point at the end opposite the striking platform. The removals are parallel and uni-directional. It is 61.5mm long, 36mm wide and 25.7mm thick. 74.53g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 28th July 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-A3847B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver Post Medieval coin; a sixpence of Anne (AD 1702 - 1714) dating from 1707 or 1708, mint of Edinburgh. See Spink's Standard Catalogue number 3620 - 3622. The coin has been polished and bent into an S shape to make a love token. This has removed all of the reverse design. The coin is 20.2mm diameter, 0.83mm thick and 2.02g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 13th May 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-A35CEF
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy buckle dating from about AD 1660 - 1720. The frame is sub-rectangular in plan with convex end and biconcave sides. It is decorated with scrolls on the sides and transverse grooves on the ends. It is drilled for a separate iron spindle which is missing along with the plate. Compare examples on page 99 - 101 of Whitehead's Buckles. The buckle is 23.4mm long, 17.6mm wide, 3.3mm thick and 2.41g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 13th May 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-A349C0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy shoe buckle dating from about AD 1690 - 1720. The frame is sub-rectangular in plan with rounded corners and curved in profile. It is decorated with a stepped edge. It is drilled for a separate iron spindle upon which is the copper alloy pin and stud chape. The stud and the end of the chape are missing. The buckle has a smooth grey shiny patina. Compare number 663 on page 103 of Whitehead's Buckles. The buckle is 35mm long, 27.3mm wide and 7.6mm thick. 8.76g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 13th May 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-A323BE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Post Medieval buckle dating from about AD 1500 - 1650. The double looped buckle has curved outer edges but angular sides which angle back towards the shorter central bar. The sides and outer edges are bevelled, sloping outwards at the back. A sheet copper alloy pin with a rolled attachment loop remains in place. The buckle has similarities with number 318 on page 55 of Whitehead's Buckles. It is 29.2mm long, 21mm wide and 5.3mm thick. 5.35g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 13th May 2015
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Record ID: IARCH-566645
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Sheffield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
"A rude earthen jar… of very coarse manufacture". Described as small and broken, with old breaks (possibly hit by plough in past). Described as a reddish ware in AJ 18 (1861), p.71.
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
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