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Record ID: HESH-84326D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section - in form the weight / whorl is almost conical; it has been eroded in the soil. The central hole is irregular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 10.7mm. The upper face is decorated with cast radiating ribs whilst the underside is undecorated. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time …
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-842878
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section - in form the weight / whorl is almost conical; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is irregular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 8.7mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precis…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-84205C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section - in form the weight / whorl is almost conical; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is irregular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 7.6mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precis…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8413C7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is irregular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 7.1mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such as pottery). …
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-837EE1
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably later medieval (1150-1600AD). The spindle whorl is incomplete and approximately 50% survives - originally it would have been broadly circular in plan with a bi-convex cross section. The central hole is circular and has been cast / set off centre; it measures 11.2mm. The upper and lower surfaces are undecorated and the whorl has a mid grey colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-83722A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably later medieval (1150-1600AD). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and has an irregular bi-convex cross section. The central hole is circular and has been cast / set off centre; it measures 8.9mm. The upper and lower surfaces are undecorated and the whorl has a mid grey colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such as pottery). The whorl measures 28.0mm diameter, is 12.2mm thick and weig…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-835617
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably later medieval (1150-1600AD). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and bi-convex in cross section. The central hole is circular and has been cast / set off centre; it has been heavily distorted with corrosion and currently measures 5.3mm x 3.8mm. The upper and lower surfaces are decorated with radiating horizontal raised ribs with pellets. The spindle whorl is a mid grey colour with areas of white coloured patina. The whorl has also been abraded and rolled in the plough soil and…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8338ED
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy or heavily leaded copper alloy button of probable post medieval date (1600-1700). The artefact is sub-circular in plan, and semi-circular (D shaped) in cross-section with the remains of a central rectangular lug on the rear. The front face of the button is domed and is decorated by a vertical cross formed of open triangular shaped wedges; it is enclosed by a circlet of pellets. The reverse of the button is undecorated. However, a vertical linear casting ridge is present. In the centre of the reverse of the button are the remains of two oval shaped projections which wo…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-831FEE
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy button of probable late medieval or post medieval date (1400-1700). The artefact is sub-circular in plan, and semi-circular (D shaped) in cross-section with the remains of a central rectangular lug on the rear. The front face of the button is domed and is decorated by a series of raised cast linear and circular lines. It has a circular cast central circle which is surmounted by a pellet shaped boss. The circlet is enclosed by curvi-linear lines forming a tressure of arches; the external edge is decorated by a ring of rectangular shaped pellets. The reverse of the button…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-824781
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very small fragment of cast lead alloy, most probably from the base of a pilgrims ampulla of medieval date (AD 1200-1450). The fragment is irregular in plan and profile. It comprises a small section of the upper face and lower curved edge of the artefact. The face is decorated with curvilinear ribs whose design extends onto the external edge and represents the shell of St James - Patron Saint of Pilgrims. The opposite face is lost. The artefact is a mid-white colour with an abraded and corroded surface patina. A direct parallel has not been found due to the small size of the piece an…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-DADB4F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late medieval lead alloy or pewter brooch, probably of 13th to 15th century date The cast brooch is near-complete, missing the pin and part of the outside of the frame (with a length of 33.8mm, a width of 30.0mm and a weight of 4.1g). The openwork brooch frame has a sub-circular central opening (16.4mm wide and 14.8mm long) around an zoomorphic openwork frame of D-shaped section (2.4mm thick). The frame depicts an unusual scene that is difficult to interpret. Both sides comprise a standing beast, probably lions or dogs with the tails looped upwards and returning at the shoulders. The t…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-191612
Object type: ANNULAR BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval lead/tin alloy, probably pewter annular brooch of 13th to 14th century date The cast brooch is near-complete, missing the pin but the frame is distorted and is now oval (31.0mm x 25.9mm, 2.6mm thick and weighing 2.0g). The frame is circular sectioned (1.7mm diameter) and is without a pin constriction or notch. The brooch is decorated with three triangular, or shield-shaped devices (7.3mm - 7.5mm long, 5.5mm wide and1.5mm thick) equidistantly placed and positioned on the top of the hoop. Each of the shield-devices is decorated with four horizontal ribs but is unlikely to be h…
Created on: Wednesday 17th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 17th June 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-EB4B2C
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
~~Medieval lead alloy pilgrim's badge probably of 15th or early 16th century date The badge is in the form of a letter 'B' in Lombardic script and appears to be near-complete (with a length of 22.0mm, a width of 17.4mm, a thickness of 1.0mm and a weight of 1.8g). The front face would have been flat and is now a little distorted. The letter has a straight upward bar with serifs projecting to the rear. The letter widens slightly at the curving outside end and is narrowest at the middle central bar. The face has no further decoration. The rear face is less finished and has the stubs of …
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 15th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'off Uplands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-AEC0F7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval annular brooch of pewter or lead-tin alloy and of 13th or 14th century date The brooch is near-complete, missing the lower part of the pin but is heavily-corroded (with a weight of 3.4g). The annular frame is sub-circular (with an external diameter of 24.8mm - 25.9mm, an internal diameter of 18.5 - 19.0mmmm) and is circular sectioned 2.4mm diameter). The encrusted corrosion has masked much of the decoration but a cast twisted, 'cable' motif is evident over one half of the frame and probably only on one face. No decoration is evident on the other face. There is a constriction …
Created on: Friday 12th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 12th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'off uplands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-AC4E22
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval annular brooch of pewter or lead-tin alloy and of 14th century date The brooch is near-complete, missing the tip of the pin but is heavily-corroded (with a weight of 7.9g). The annular frame is circular (with an external diameter of 29.9mm - 30.2mm, an internal diameter of 18.5mm) and is rectangular sectioned (3.1mm - 3.8mm thick). The encrusted corrosion has masked the decoration although an outside border is evident, inside of which are repeating semi-circular or D-shaped arcs on one face. No decoration is evident on the reverse face. There is a constriction for the pin on…
Created on: Friday 12th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 12th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'off uplands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-F309B5
Object type: CHAPE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late medieval to early post medieval lead alloy chape probably of late 15th to early 16th century date The chape is near-complete with some peripheral damage to the attachment end (with a length of 31.0mm and a weight of 5.9g). The mouth is D-shaped (with a width of 13.0mm, a depth of 11.2mm and a socket depth of 17.8mm) and the sides are straight and convergent to the base. Along each side, near the base are two D-shaped protruding lugs, the lower being slightly longer than the upper. A further pair of lugs are present at the centre of the rounded face. At the base is a solid el…
Created on: Thursday 26th February 2015
Last updated: Thursday 26th February 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-DFA767
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead/tin alloy cufflinks of 17th or 18th century date There are three cufflinks represented by three separate studs, all missing the connecting links A single cast stud is circular and flat (with a diameter of 15.7mm, a thickness of 1.6mm and a weight of 1.4g). The face has a raise border within which is a crown above two hearts. The rear of the stud has an integral, central pierced lug (giving a depth of 4.5mm) and a casting seam is evident flanking the loop. The disc faces are heavily-corroded and pale-grey. The motif is thought to have originally commemorat…
Created on: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-46D749
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead-tin alloy, possibly a fragmentary medieval pilgrim's badge The possible badge is fragmentary (with a surviving length of 19.9mm and a weight of 5.6g). The base of the fragment appears to thin to the break, possibly suggesting a step. There is a convex moulding near the base, above which there are two lateral grooves suggesting a band. The sides are straight and convergent towards the base (with a maximum width of 17.0mm). The fragment is of D-shaped section (with a maximum thickness of 5.0mm), enhanced with a central vertical rib and flanking smaller ribs now worn and corroded…
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-A5C6B7
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval lead alloy pilgrim's badge, probably of 15th century date The pilgrim badge depicts the bust of Saint Thomas Becket and is complete with some peripheral damage (with a length of 61.0mm and a weight of 7.0g). Thomas is depicted wearing a mitre with a cross patée at the apex. The mitre is decorated with a ring-and-dot motif in cast relief and the front has a vertical panel containing saltire crosses with pellets between the arms and a ring-and-dot between crosses. Thomas is depicted full-face with his hair flanking the sides of his face, which has bent behind on one side. Th…
Created on: Thursday 4th August 2011
Last updated: Monday 8th August 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-6DA0F3
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy button of uncertain date, probably medieval or early Post Medieval The button is complete (with an overall depth of 12.1mm and a weight of 14.6g). The head is sub-circular (with a diameter of 28.6mm - 29.6mm and 5mm thick). The face is slightly convex and is decorated with three cast concentric ribs around a central knop. The underside has a comparatively heavy attachment loop (6.8mm thick, 13.7mm long and 6.8mm high) of D-shaped section. The perforation (3.3mm diameter) has been cast by inserting a rod into the mold, which has formed the parallel ribs, or guides running i…
Created on: Wednesday 20th July 2011
Last updated: Thursday 21st July 2011
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Record ID: CORN-F2B186
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sheet pewter pilgrim's badge or souvenir in the form of five geese within a wattle enclosure, with four geese looking left and one looking right. The goose looking right has defined feathers and more detail on the head. This may have been the goose restored to life by the saint (see below). The wattle enclosure is bordered by two protruding knops, one at either edge, and divided by a central post, below the geese. The back of the badge has a rectangular attachment platform and the beginnings of an attachment loop at the centre. The badge is in good condition with little powdering or c…
Created on: Thursday 13th January 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th January 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW38
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead alloy broad spoon bowl stamped with initials " B D[?] T" (the letter D is enclosed with a shield-shaped panel). Dimensions of bowl 51-59mm. 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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