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Record ID: YORYM-F1A431
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with rounded edges and corners. A worn raised crowned fleur-de-lis design is present on the upper surface. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-white/brown patina and is worn. The weight is 70.9mm long, 48.7mm wide, 11mm thick and weighs 239g. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods. Shield-shaped weights are a distinctive group of trade weights which are used from c.A…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F112E1
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete lead-alloy pilgrim badge of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. The object is rectangular in plan with a narrow rectangular section. Each of the four corners are broken and worn though would have featured sewing holes. The front faces bears a moulded design featuring a knight on horseback riding left within a beaded border. The name +GVILELM is present along the top edge. The reverse is undecorated. The imagery represents St Guilhem-le-Desert of Southern France. St Guilhem was a cousin of Charlemagne who halted the invasion of the Frankish Kingdom by the Arabs in AD 793. Hi…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-99AEA1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Copper alloy buckle. Cast rectangular buckle frame with bevelled outer edges except at the strap bar. Suggested date: Late Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1350-1650. Length: 16.9mm, Height: 28.4mm, Thickness: 3.6mm, Weight: 4.89gms
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-999BFE
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy spearhead. Cast socketed side-looped spearhead with an ogival blade with pronounced mid rib, and with a slightly flared socket retaining a partial loop on one side, and a complete loop made up of a flat rhomboid plate or scab of thickness 0.5mm elevated by c.2mm above the body of the socket on the other. The cutting edges of the blade appear lightly bevelled by sharpening, and the extreme point of the tip is lost. Broken in two pieces recently, though probably not actually at the time of its discovery; a ?third part of the socket appears to have been absent at the time of …
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherrif Hutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-CA9343
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1400 - 1600. The weight is rectangular in plan and section with rounded corners and an integral rectangular loop projecting from the upper end. A shallow central circular depression is present in the base of the object and there are numerous scratches across all surfaces and a large gouge in one side. The metal has a mid-grey patina and is worn. The weight is 43.4mm tall, 30.5mm wide, 30.4mm thick and weighs 228g.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-CA6DF7
Object type: BRIDLE FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy probable bridle fitting of medieval date, c.AD. 1000 - 1500. The fitting comprises an oval loop with integral rectangular bar and the remains of a second loop to the opposite end. Approximately one third of the loop has been lost to worn breaks and the internal edge of the complete loop displays use wear. The object is undecorated. The metal has a dark brown/green patina and is worn. The object is 43.9mm long, 20.6mm wide, 10.3mm thick and weighs 33.5g.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-CA6729
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy buckle plate of medieval date, c.AD 1100 - 1300. The plate comprises two remaining arms (a third having been lost to a worn break), joined along one edge by a strip of metal which folds over to the reverse, forming a backplate. A large slot for the pin is present. The front plate is the shape of the letter M with zoomorphic decoration in the form of a bird. The central arm forms the tail of the bird and the remaining arm to the side is a wing. A rivet hole is present near the tip of the wing. Narrow keyhole shaped openwork separates the arms. The metal ha…
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-CA3781
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of ceramic vessel of Post-Medieval to modern date, c.AD 1750 - 1950. The fragment a red earthen ware, sub-rectangular in plan with worn corners and edges. It has a slight curve to the profile. The upper surface is decorated with a leaf design flanked by two indistinct decorative features. Given the design and fabric it is possible this is a fragment of a decorative plant pot. The object is 50.9mm long, 31.9mm wide, 7.8mm thick and weighs 13.7g.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-CA2530
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy mount of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1700. The mount comprises a sub-ovate plate with narrow D-shaped section and two integral rivets projecting from either end of the reverse. Both rivets are bent toward the wider end of the plate and both terminate in worn points. The surface of the mount appears undecorated. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The mount is 19.8mm long, 8.8mm wide, 1.2mm thick (4.9mm with rivets) and weighs 1.2g.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-CA0696
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy mount of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1700. The mount comprises an openwork lozenge frame with two integral attachment rivets placed either side of the central lozenge-shaped hole to the reverse. One rivet is bent inward, the other is broken and worn. The frame is flat and rectangular in section with a linear recess containing a series of raised pellets following the shape of the frame. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The mount is 29.4mm long, 18.9mm wide, 1.4mm thick (5.3mm with rivets) and weighs 1.9g. Similar examples have been recorde…
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-F5E140
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine II (AD 317-340), dating to the period AD 330-335 (Reece period 17). Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, Two soldiers standing either side of two standards. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Saturday 31st March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'GF001B', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-A567E2
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Early Medieval lead alloy gaming piece, dating from AD 800-1000. The object is circular in section and domed, with a slight slant to it. The underside is slightly hollow. It is 14.7 mm in diameter and 13.6mm high. It weighs 17.43gm. It has a well developed cream patina. Similar objects such as LEIC-F39697 and LIN-6BFDEB have been identified as Viking gaming pieces. This identification is more secure when the piece has a decorated top such as crenelations or a crown. LEIC-F39697 cites LEIC-07629A, NCL-FBC856 and SWYOR-13C8D1 notes that similar sized and shaped objects but…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A53DA4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman coin: an illegible nummus dating from AD 300 - 400. It is struck on an oval flan and is 21.7mm long, 19.1mm wide and 2mm thick. It weighs 3.27gm.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A52A51
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy twopence of Charles I (AD 1625 - AD 1649), dating to AD 1642, 1644, 1648 or 1650. Thistle reverse. Mint uncertain. Spink (Scotland), p. 86, no. 5602. It is 19.2mm in diameter and 0.9mm thick. It weighs 1.29gm.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A50CE2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A decorated lead spindle whorl, probably of Medieval to Post Medieval date, about AD 1100 - 1600. It is flattened bi-conical in form, with a wide median band (Walton Rogers Form C). Both faces are decorated with cast designs in the form of ribs making triangle shapes and raised pellets. The central aperture is sub-circular and has a diameter of 11mm. Walton Rogers (in the Flixborough volume and York Fasicules) suggests that biconical whorls date from AD 1100 onwards and cites Ivens et al (1995) that those with dots are Post Medieval. It is 28.4mm in diameter and 10.7mm thick. It weighs…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A4DC16
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Post Medieval buckle dating from abpout AD 1550 - 1750. It is a single looped rectangular buckle, wide across the strap, but short from pin bar to pin rest. The outer edge and sides are expended into a wide rectangular field decorated with a mass of wide grooves forming chevrons and triangles. There are two pin rests on the outer edge; they are deep grooves flanked by ridges. The bar is rounded. The pins are missing. The inner edge fo the frame is champfered on the reverse. It is 21mm long, 46.2mm wide and 3mm thick. It weighs 8.62gm. An identical example is LEIC-D46FB1.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A48C9E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible lead weight of probable Medieval to Post Medieval date, about AD 1200 - 1800. It is a rectangular flat piece of lead, with bevelled edges. One face is stamped with an incuse letter, either a capital E or a lower-case m. The ends of the strokes have slight "fishtail" style serifs giving it a gothic appearence. The reverse is plain. It is 14.6mm long, 12mm wide and 2.4mm thick. It weighs 2.92gm. Weights with incuse letters are known, but the object could alos be a gaming piece, token, matrix or inlay of some kind. The similarity to a post office bag seal is coincidental as th…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A46941
Object type: KEY (WINDING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper alloy pendant, possibly a watch winder dating from AD 1800 - 1900. It is in the form of a winged heart with a small circular sectioned projection from the top of the heart, and a larger rounded projection terminating in a knop at the other end. This larger extension is pierced by a circular hole forming a tube. It is also possible that this pendant is from a piece of jewellery. It is 18mm long, 10mm wide and 4.3mm thick. It weighs 1.28gm.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A44D9B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy strap end of Medieval date, about AD 1250 - 1450. It is formed from two sheet plates and a forked spacer. The body is sub-rectangular, tapering towards the closed end which has a small pointed knop. The attachment end is slightly concave. There is a copper alloy rivet at each end. It is 30.7mm long, 12.9mm wide and 3mm thick. It weighs 4.15gm. See Egan and Pritchard (1991) Page 142.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A428F9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman brooch of the trumpet type, dating from about AD 75 - 175. It has a small trumpet shaped head hiding a lug to hold the spring and pin which are now missing. The acanthus button extends right round the bow. It has a triple collar above and below. The lower bow is faceted and there is a discoidal foot. The catchplate is almost complete. The brooch is 39.5mm long, 11.4mm wide and 17.2mm thick. It weighs 5.47gm.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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