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Record ID: WAW-FD17F9
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval iron arrowhead, kite-shaped blade with a flat, lozenge section. It appears to have been tanged, the tang separated from the blade by a transverse collar. Length 53.0mm, Width 15.0mm, Thickness 2.6mm, Collar 6.9mm wide, Mass 5.42g. This arrowhead does not fit comfortably into Jessop's 1996 classification but might be best accommodated in his Type T3 although the collar is difficult to parallel. This type was in use in 12th and 13th century.
Created on: Friday 22nd February 2019
Last updated: Friday 22nd February 2019
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Record ID: WMID-437F17
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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An incomplete iron horseshoe dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1250-1400). The horseshoe is heavily corroded but at least two rectangular nails are still apparent in situ on the face of the object. The shoe has an even-sized web measuring 29.98mm across at its widest point, and tapers down to 21.71mm at the heels. Calkins are apparent on both heels, though the right hand calkin has been worn away somewhat. The horseshoe can be classified as Clark Type 4. For a comparable example see Clark (2004: 87) no. 230. The overall dimensions are as follows: 125.83mm in length, 130.32mm in wid…
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: WMID-43655A
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A complete iron horseshoe dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1250-1400). The horseshoe is heavily corroded but two rectangular nails are still apparent in situ on the reverse of the object. The shoe has an even-sized web measuring 27.07mm across, and tapers down to 18.57mm at the heels. The horseshoe can be classified as Clark Type 4. The very worn remnants of calkins may be present at the heels but it is difficult to clearly determine. For a comparable example see Clark (2004: 86) no. 207. The overall dimensions are as follows: 131.94mm in length, 134.55mm in width, 12.47mm in thic…
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: WMID-430188
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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An incomplete iron probable leather-worker's knife dating to the Post Medieval period (c. AD 1500-80). The object has a sub-rectangular blade narrowing at one end to a sharply pointed tang. The blade end of the object is slightly narrowed in profile suggesting this is the cutting edge. There are no other distinguishing marks apparent. The object shows signs of corrosion across all sides. A similar object can be seen in Margeson (1993: 190) no. 1471. The overall dimensions are as follows: 211mm in length, 52.27mm in width, 9.65mm in thickness and 439g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: FAKL-CBF5F0
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval iron horseshoe of Clark's Type 3, dated in London to c.1200-1380 (Clark 2004, 96, Fig. 83). Broad (27.4mm) wide web, each branch ending in a turned calkin, holes rectangular with angled ends. Length 89.6mm, Width 84.6mm, Thickness 9.0mm, Mass 135.03g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: WAW-2F401D
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (late 16thto 17thcentury) possible cannon ball: a broadly hemispherical corroded cast iron object which is heavily corroded. There are no signs of maker's marks or casting seams, but these may be distorted by corrosion. It weighs 67.31g (2.4 oz) and measures 27.41mm diameter. Although an inexact science, comparisons can be made with historic inventories of cannon shot, their dimensions and weights. These suggest that this ball might have been fired from known as the Minion Drake cannon which dates from the 16th to 17th century. There is also the possibility that…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th March 2017
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Record ID: WMID-5B003C
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast iron Post Medieval cannon ball, probably dating to circa AD 1500 - 1700. The object is spherical in shape with pitting and corrosion visible on the surface. The cannon ball has a dark brown coloured patina across its surfaces. Abrasion caused by movement whilst within the plough soil may have resulted in the loss of some of the original surface detail and full diameter and weight. The diameter and weight would suggest this example would fit a Minion cannon. The standard size for a Minion was a 3.5 inch bore and shot a 4 pound ball as discussed in Bailey (2000: p95). This example…
Created on: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: HESH-128F1C
Object type: AXE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron axe, axehead or hatchet of uncertain date possibly Medieval - post medieval date (1000 - 1800 AD). The axe is broadly sub-rectangular in plan with an irregular shaped expanded blade that has a pronounced downward projection. The socket of the axe is broken formed by the tail of the axe being folded and welded; the socket was a sub-triangular in shape. The butt of the axe is lost. The internal face of the socket has the remains of iron impregnated wood imbedded within the corrosion. As the blade expands in width it tapers in section; forming a wide even cutting edge. The bevel…
Created on: Thursday 22nd January 2015
Last updated: Sunday 29th November 2015
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Record ID: WAW-BF6AB1
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular spherical shaped piece of iron shot / small cannon ball probably of post medieval / civil war date (1600-1700 AD). The ball is of a mid-brown purplish colour with small areas of flaking and active corrosion. The shot is in fairly good condition and with no obvious dents or grazes which might suggest use. The size is small either suggesting it was used as grape shot or that it was for a small hand-held cannon (possibly a rabinet (1inch bore) or serpentine (1 ½ inch bore). The diameter of the ball is unknown due to corrosion. The shot is sub-spherical with a diameter of …
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2013
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2013
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Record ID: WAW-3F4581
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded iron artefact: probably an arrowhead of medieval date. The object consists of a square-sectioned head which emerges from a flaring conical shaft, now filled with corrosion product. The shaft is abraded at it base. The form is similar to an arrowhead illustrated in Ward Perkins (1940, 69; ref. 7) which is dated to the 13th/14th century AD.
Created on: Thursday 11th August 2011
Last updated: Saturday 23rd June 2012
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Record ID: WMID-4C7052
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily corroded iron annular buckle or brooch with pin attached, probably medieval in date. The large size of the iron ring, as well as the bulky pin may suggest that this is a buckle rather than a brooch, although there does appear to be a pin constriction which tends to be more characteristic of brooches, although these may simply be products of the corrosion. The frame measures 54.74 mm in diameter and 7.06 mm thick. The iron pin measures 68.58 mm long. The object weighs 39.1 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 30th November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
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Record ID: WAW-675DE4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified wrought iron object of uncertain dating. It is triangular in plan, and circular in cross section. It consists of a hollow cone shape, made from a sheet of iron wrapped together and then fixed. It measures 62.77mm in length, 13.23mm diameter wide at the top, and 3.77mm diameter wide at the bottom. It weighs 20.5 grams. It is a mid to dark brown colour, with an even surface patina. The iron oxide corrosion layer is flaking off in a couple of areas, revealing the dark brown of the underlying metal. These areas should be monitored carefully to prevent fu…
Created on: Friday 19th November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-673403
Object type: FLESH HOOK
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete wrought iron double pronged artefact, consisting of the tip of a flesh hook, of probable Roman dating (43 AD - 410 AD). It is irregular in both plan and cross section. It consists of a slender iron rod, expanding at the base into a triangular shape, into two points extending out at right angles from the rod. It is uncertain whether the two points originally joined together to form a ring or whether they continued out straight to form hooks or not. The top of the rod demonstrates a slight curve in the same direction as the points at the base. It is a…
Created on: Friday 19th November 2010
Last updated: Monday 11th April 2011
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Record ID: WAW-56DA14
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron P-shaped brooch. The wings of the brooch are created by a cast copper alloy cylinder which terminates with a bulbous iron knop. The terminal of the wings show there is an iron spindle within the wings. The wings do have traces of iron on their surface as if they were originally encased in iron, but this is not certain. The spring is iron and is wounded around the wings, forming five coils with the external coils forming a bar underneath the bow. The coil, second from the right-hand side forms the pin on the reverse. The pin is circular in section and the terminal of the pin is enc…
Created on: Wednesday 30th August 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-4E4F31
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The cannon ball is sphereical, 75mm in diameter, weighing 1756g (3lbs 14oz). It has been made in iron which has been presumably cast. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition with no active corrosion.
Created on: Tuesday 20th April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-AB0C35
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The bracelet is made of thre three strands of iron. The three strands are twisted together, then forming a 'C' shape in plan. The terminals taper to a point, whether this is purposeful or not, is unsure. It is difficult to decide whether this band is a small bracelet, or more modern wire. But Johns does mention iron bracelets made in this way, and it was found on an Roman site which may suggest it possible being Roman.
Created on: Wednesday 1st October 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WMID6016
Object type: LINCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The linch pin terminal is cast copper alloy. The external face is a circular 'disc' with rounded edges. The surface of this 'disc' has a sub-circular central hole, through which the iron pin is visible. The 'disc' is sub-circular due to a flattening of the edges on opposite edges. This flattening occurred in antquity as the patina covers these areas. Protruding from the reverse of this 'disc' there is an integral narrowed, circular sectioned cylinder which is most narrow in the centre. On the side of this cylinder there is a circular ?indentation or hole. The lower portion of the termi…
Created on: Tuesday 11th March 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HEREFORD AND WORCESTER LEIGH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID5081
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The axe is made of iron. The shaft appears to be curled around to form a socket, but this is not certain. The upper edge of the blade is concave, the cutting edge of the blade is an expanded convex shape. The surface of the axe is corroded. The dating of the axe remains uncertain.
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2002
Last updated: Monday 15th July 2013
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Record ID: WMID1641
Object type: STRAP FITTING
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The item is a bulbous hexagonal shape, which has six vertical faces which taper towards the base. The upper and lower faces are slightly rounded. On the centre of these two faces there is a square indentation. The indentation the lower tapered face is 6mm sq. whereas the upper one is 4.9mm sq. Could this be the internal portion of a pommel, and would once have had a cover?
Created on: Friday 18th February 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HEREFORD AND WORCESTER LONGDON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID1637
Object type: TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The item is an iron rod which is rectangular in section. The length of the rod gradually tapers to a small rectangular terminal which maybe broken. The opposite terminal expands forming a pyramid shape with a blunt tip.
Created on: Thursday 17th February 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HEREFORD AND WORCESTER LULSLEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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