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Record ID: LANCUM-8874A6
Object type: RIVET
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Copper-alloy rolled rivet of post-medieval date (c. 1600 - 1800 AD). The object is formed from a sheet of copper-alloy which has been rolled to form a hollow rivet with an overlapping seam. The object tapers to a point, which is now bent to one side. The top of the sheet has been bent at right-angles to form a flat, broadly D-shaped head. The object is dark brown in colour, with a green patina. It is 44.25mm in length, 27.03mm at width and 9.92mm at maximum thickness. It weighs 18.44g. Rolled rivets are associated with copper-alloy vessel repairs. See: HESH-5EB680 and HAMP-E39E32.
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-72E8F2
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Incomplete copper-alloy probable strap end of late early medieval to medieval date (c. 900 - 1200 AD). The object is rectangular with an oval cross-section. It widens at the attachment end, which has a circular rivet hole positioned centrally. Both ends of the object are missing, leaving worn, broken edges; only half of the rivet hole now remains. The object is decorated on the front face by a lightly-incised zig-zag pattern running down the rectangular section. The object has a patchy green and brown patina. It is 26.47mm in length, 11.65mm at maximum width and 2.71mm in thickness. It…
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-60A3F4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete white metal object of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1700 - 2000. The object is conical with an integral suspension loop to one end and a wide concave circular base to the other. The sides of the object have crude moulded decoration in the form of two recessed rectangular panels at opposite points flanked above and below by raised ridges. A series of parallel inverted Y-shaped incisions are present around the widest end of the object. The flat base bears a moulded geometric design. The object is 44.2mm long, 13.6mm - 7.5mm in diameter and weighs 26.4g. A positive identification …
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-606C51
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete cloisonné mount from an uncertain object, though probably a disc brooch, of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 950 - 1150. The mount comprises a flat copper-alloy backplate with raised edges and deep inset enamel. The mount is decorated with a cloisonné design formed by strips of copper-alloy creating a field of dark blue, a central circular cell of lighter blue and four evenly spaced pointed ovate, leaf-like cells of alternating mid-blue and white enamel. The mount is 17.2mm in diameter, 3.1mm thick and weighs 1.6g. Early-Medieval cloisonné brooches with similar enamelled inla…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-6053E3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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Rim sherd from a wheel-thrown greyware vessel of Roman date (c. 43 - 410 AD). The vessel has an everted rim and convex body. Both inner and outer surfaces are black, while the core is grey. The fabric is hard and contains very small and sparse quartz inclusions. The broken edges are abraded. The sherd is 40.47mm in length, 38.23mm in width and 9.22mm in thickness. It weighs 16.57g.
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-602F1B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy mount or furniture fitting of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1700. The mount is sub-lozenge in plan with an elaborate moulded foliate design to the front face. The design comprises a central six-petalled flower set within four sub-triangular leaf-like projections. The reverse of the mount is flat and undecorated with the remains of two attachment spikes projecting at opposite points. The metal has a mid-red/brown patina with traces of gilding and is worn. The mount is 21.6mm long, 20.8mm wide, 2.4mm thick and weighs 2.9g.
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-601327
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy seal matrix of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1700. The matrix is formed of four arms arranged in a cross with a central perforation where the arms join. The end of three arms terminate in an ovate die, each incised with an individual design. The four arm terminates in a worn break. The surviving designs are a wheat sheaf, a fleur-de-lis and a possible boar head facing left. The metal has a mid-green patina and survives in fair condition. The seal matrix is 34.7mm long, 28.7mm wide, 5.8mm thick and weighs 10.4g. Each die is approximately 11mm x 9mm. The per…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-5FFACE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rim and body sherd from a wheel-thrown Samian Ware vessel of Roman date (c. 43 - 250 AD). The rim is everted while the body of the vessel is straight and bends in at the bottom, implying that the vessel is shallow. The red fabric of the vessel is fine and hard throughout with a glossy red slip on both sides. The broken edges of the sherd are abraded and the slip has been worn away in patches on both sides. The object is 27.35mm in length, 24.13mm in width and 5.41mm in thickness. It weighs 3.19g.
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-5FDD07
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rim sherd from a wheel-thrown Samian Ware vessel of Roman date (c. 43 - 250 AD). The rim is slightly everted and the body of the vessel is straight. The red fabric of the vessel is fine and hard throughout with a glossy red slip on both sides. The broken edges of the sherd are abraded and the slip has been worn away in patches on both sides. The object is 51.03mm in length, 28.94mm in width and 7.19mm in thickness. It weighs 15.16g.
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-5F58E6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy figurative casket or cross mount of medieval date, c.AD 1150 - 1350. The mount has a sub-rectangular body with a large ovate knob to one end fashioned in the shape of a human head. At this end the sides slope, forming shoulders to a narrow neck on which the head is positioned. The opposite end is slightly transverse. The facial features are very worn and difficult to determine though recessed ovate eye sockets and a raised ridge for a nose can be seen. The front of the body of the mount is decorated with four raised parallel ridges and corresponding grooves. Th…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-5F1A6E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy weight with copper-alloy insert of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 1100. The weight is sub-circular in plan and D-shaped in section. The upper, rounded surface is inset with a spherical piece of copper-alloy. The base is flat and undecorated. The weight is 21.7mm in diameter, 13.6mm thick and weighs 29.2g. Viking weights are known from the Danelaw with coins (SWYOR-D00CF2) and other copper-alloy items (YORYM-9624E2) inset within them. These are usually circular or 'bun' shaped although square weights are known. Examples have also been recorded from the Viking wi…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-5DEBB0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rim sherd from a wheel-thrown Samian Ware vessel of Roman date (c. 43 - 250 AD). The rim is slightly everted and marked out on the inner surface of the vessel by a lateral groove. Below the rim is a band that curves outwards before angling in rapidly before the curved body of the vessel. The red fabric of the vessel is fine and hard throughout with a glossy red slip on both sides. The broken edges of the sherd are abraded and the slip has been worn away in patches on both sides. The object is 34.31mm in length, 29.87mm in width and 5.11mm in thickness. It weighs 4.94g.
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-5D6DB8
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron hammer or hand mattock of uncertain date (c. 43 - 1900 AD). The object is rectangular in plan, with a flat blade at one end and a circular face at the other; it widens slightly towards the blade end. The object is triangular when viewed from the side, narrowing towards the flat end, with a distinctive curve. A rectangular perforation can just be made out towards the circular end of the object, although this is now obscured through the encrustation that covers the surface of the object. The object is red-brown in colour. It is 86.13mm in length, 38.07mm in width and 30.20mm at maxi…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-4D454D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy finger ring of Roman date, c.AD 150 - 300. Henig type VIII. The ring comprises an ovate bezel which is cast integrally to the semi-circular hoop. The bezel is stepped when seen from the side, mimicking an intaglio in a high sided setting. The shoulders are sub-rectangular and narrow to the D-sectioned hoop with three transverse grooves beside each shoulder. The interior of the hoop is undecorated. The metal has a dark green patina and survives in fair condition. The finger ring is 51.5mm in diameter, 14.8mm wide, 4.2mm thick and weighs 10.5g.
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-4CE4F3
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and possibly unfinished copper-alloy strap end of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 750 - 950. The strap end is of Thomas' Class A, Type 1 with zoomorphic terminal and a central panel for Trewhiddle style decoration. The panel is however plain. The strap end is sub-ovate in shape with the zoomorphic terminal at the closed end and an open split terminal at the attachment end. The lower plate of the attachment has been lost to a worn break. Two rivet holes are present in the upper plate, the edge of one also lost to worn breaks. The zoomorphic terminal is in the form of a forward…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-4CC96A
Object type: NAIL CLEANER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy nail cleaner of Roman date, c.AD 50 - 200. Crummy Type 2a. The blade is a pointed leaf shape, tapering gently from rounded shoulders to a narrow shaft which is now bent and terminates in a worn break. The rounded shoulders taper to a sub-ovate collared neck with a broken attachment loop terminal which is in line with the blade. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The nail cleaner is 42.3mm long, 11.9mm wide, 1.1mm thick and weighs 2.3g. A similar example is illustrated in Crummy (1983), p.58, fig.62, no.1872 and is classed as a Type 2a which date …
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-378569
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper-alloy single-loop D-shaped buckle (c. 1250 - 1500 AD). The buckle has a narrowed and offset strap bar and expands at the rounded corners of the D-shaped frame. One end of a rectangular-sectioned copper-alloy pin is curled around the strap bar. Opposite this is a sheet roller. The object has a mottled green and brown patina. It is 16.46mm in length, 18.06mm in width and 4.20mm in thickness. The length of the pin is 16.43mm. The object weighs 1.53g. Similar examples are recorded in Whitehead (2003) Buckles, p. 19, nos 57-8, where they are given a date-range of c. 1250 - …
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-373C8A
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn copper-alloy stud of Roman or early medieval date (c. 43 - 850 AD), possibly refashioned from a pin. The object has a globular head that tapers to a sharp point. The stud has a matt green patina. It is 14.63mm in length, 5.45mm in width and 2.53mm in thickness. It weighs 0.80g.
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-36EF2F
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy pin, probably from a Roman bow brooch (c. 43 - 410 AD), although it is possible that this object may be a cosmetic implement from a hung set. The object is rectangular in section and terminates in a point at one end. The other end is broadly rectangular and flattened, with a circular perforation positioned off-centre. The object is distorted and bent back on itself. It has a patchy green and brown patina. The object is 29.14mm in length, 8.96mm in width and 1.31mm in thickness. It weighs 2.16g.
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-368DCF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy head fragment from a Roman bow brooch, possibly a Langton Down or Thistle type (c. 25 - 75 AD). The object has a cylindrical head which encases an axis bar for a hinge mechanism. The pin is now missing but seems to have extended from the back of the head. A wide, flat bow extends from the bottom of the head; this terminates in a distorted, jagged broken edge. The surface of the object is worn and covered in green copper-corrosion, yet the remains of a linear decorative ridge running down the front of the bow can just be made out. A shiny patch on the head indicates that th…
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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