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Record ID: NCL-BC39A5
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County Durham
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy axehead [probably a palstave] dating to the Bronze Age. The fragment is wedge shaped with an expanded blade measuring 45mm across. The blade edge is intact. The axehead is broken below the blade revealing a hollow, cast interior. The breaks are worn suggesting ancient damage. The surface of the axehead is corroded and pitted with a green to brown patina. The fragment measures 29mm in length and has a maximum thickness of 17mm.
Created on: Wednesday 5th January 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Stanley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-3E0E73
Object type: BEEHIVE QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County Durham
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The upper half of a Late Iron Age or Roman beehive rotary quernstone. The quernstone is of the Yorkshire or unpierced type. The quernstone has a flat, circular base and is cone shaped. There is a central hole which widens towards the top. On the side of the quernstone, there are two circular handle slot, one lower than the other. The lower slot is older than the upper and such an arrangement is not uncommon on beehive querns. The quernstone measures 225mm in height and has a maximum circumference of 300mm. Beehive rotary querns tend to found on Late Iron Age and early Roman settlement sites.
Created on: Monday 19th April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F322F3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic polished stone axehead. The axehead is wedge shaped tapering towards the slightly curved cutting edge. The base of the axehead has suffered slight plough damage. The stone is white to cream in colour. The axehead measures 79mm in length; at the cutting end, the axe has a width of 37mm whilst at the base it measures 25mm in width. The axe is 13mm thick.
Created on: Friday 27th August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F34812
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy radiate of Gallienus
Created on: Friday 27th August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F36155
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A radiate of Quintillus
Created on: Friday 27th August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F38CF7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A radiate of Gallienus
Created on: Friday 27th August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-266177
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy spherical bell, probably post medieval in date. The bell is plain and possesses two circular perforations on either side of the suspension loop. One of the perforations is damaged. The rectangular suspension loop shows signs of wear. The spherical copper alloy ball is still inside the bell. The bell has a maximum diameter of 29.62mm.
Created on: Thursday 5th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-ED43B6
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cruciform fitting, probably from horse harness. It is likely to be medieval in date. The fitting is copper alloy and has traces of gilding on it. The fitting has a central circular perforation; the fitting has a suspension loop which is at right angles to the main body. The fitting measures 40.78mm in length, 30.8mm in width and weighs 7.5g.
Created on: Friday 9th January 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-1BD7B7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Roman trumpet brooch. The fragment consists of the trumpet head, upper bow and acanthus leaf moulding, with circumferential moulding above. The stump of a head loop is visible on the head of the brooch. On the reverse, hidden behind the trumpet head, there is a tubular arrangement encasing an axis bar, with an opening to accommodate the pin. There is an unusual arrangement for a trumpet brooch. The fragment measures 25mm in length; the head has a width of 12mm.
Created on: Wednesday 24th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-460F07
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of iron slag, of unknown date. The fragments were a sample of two from a site where many hundreds were found. They were located in association with an area of burnt clay, perhaps suggesting an iron-smelting site.
Created on: Friday 26th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-4BB675
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy flat axehead dating to the Bronze Age. The axehead is wedge shaped with a rounded cutting edge which has worn irregularly. The surface of the axehead is pitted. It measures 92mm in length and has a maximum width of 33mm. it has a maximum thickness of 5mm.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F56A58
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Created on: Monday 10th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F57D82
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fourth century nummus
Created on: Monday 10th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F5A465
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy radiate.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F5CAD7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy and enamel headstud brooch, dating to the mid 1st to mid second centuries AD. The bow is arched, D sectioned and is decorated longitudinally with rectangular cells. These cells are filled with either red enamel or another colour of enamel, possibly green or yellow, but now degraded. The bow tapers slightly to the foot where there is a spherical foot knob with circumferential rib. The catchplate is triangular and reaches half way up the bow. At the head of bow is a small, circular cell and above this the remains of an overhead chord hook. The wings of the brooch are rect…
Created on: Monday 10th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F74897
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy looped fastener, probably a harness fitting, dating to the Roman period. The object consists of an oval loop which is circular in section. This extends to a flat tongue shaped plate with a circular perforation at one end. Where the plate and loop meet there are two mouldings forming a collar. The underside of the tongue shaped plate is rough and uneven and appears to have been miscast. It measures 41mm in length and 18mm in width.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-B577D0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A collection of medieval to early post medieval coarseware vessel fragments. These include a rim sherd and body sherd of green glazed pottery; four rim sherds, two base fragments and three body sherds of medieval pottery with an orange-grey fabric.
Created on: Friday 7th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F77E40
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy ring, possibly part of an annular brooch dating to the medieval period. The ring is D sectioned with a bevelled inner edge. The outer diameter of the ring is 36mm. The inner diameter is 22mm. The width of the ring in section is 7mm.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-228272
Object type: KNIFE HANDLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small copper alloy object, probably some sort of handle. The object is approximately trapezoidal in shape and rectangular in section, although the sides of the object have been rounded off. The wider end of the object has wide moulded rib decoration. There is a large oval perforation through the object. On the base of the object there is a horizontal groove, perhaps where a blade was inserted. There is also a shallow diagonal groove on either side of the oval perforation. This can be seen on both sides of the object. The object measures 16mm in length, a maximum of 17mm in width and …
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-8D0A91
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy probable axehead, dating to the Bronze Age. The object is triangular and slightly wedge shaped in section. The edges of the axehead are rounded. The object measures 125mm in length and has a width of between 21mm and 45mm. The surface of the axe is pitted and severely corroded.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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