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Record ID: WMID-8BA0E5
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
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An incomplete copper-alloy strap end of Medieval date, c.AD 1150 - 1450. The object comprises two flat plates which are broadly sub-rectangular. One short edge has a rounded projecting knop at the centre and the opposing end has a terminal which is pointed at the centre. one of th eplates is damaged and incomplete at this ned. Both plates are undecorated. There are many similar strap ends recorded on the PAS database; compare (NMS-7D05FC) discovered in Norfolk and (YORYM-41C636) discovered in North Yorkshire. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The strap end…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Last updated: Wednesday 11th March 2020
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Record ID: WMID-0A0F8A
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Walsall
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Two incomplete casting wells or jets of probable Roman and later dating (AD 43 to AD 1700). Both casting wells are of a similar shape. They have an almost conical top tapering downwards into a flat sub rectangular section. This section is uneven with some area thicker than others. The top of each well is concave with an uneven surface. The first well measures 79.2 mm in length, maximum width of 41.8 mm, maximum thickness of 27.5 mm and a minimum thickness of 2.8 mm. It weighs 139.6 g. The second well measures 69.9 mm in length, 51.7 mm maximum width, maximum thickness of 30.3…
Created on: Tuesday 17th September 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2020
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Record ID: WMID-F13B24
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
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An incomplete, cast lead alloy heraldic mount, possibly a harness fitting of Post-Medieval date (AD1600-1800). The mount is decorated with a fantastic beast, possibly a wyvern or dracontile. The overall size of the mount is uncertain as part of the mount is missing, having broken off. It is probable that the broken section would have depicted the tail of the beast. The reverse of the mount is plain, flat and undecorated. There is evidence of the use of at least one iron lug to secure the mount to a belt or harness. The mount measures 38.7mm in length, is 27mm high and 4.5mm t…
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-6034CC
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Walsall
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A complete lead or lead alloy steelyard weight, of probable Roman dating (1st to 2nd Century AD) though could be of later dating (2nd Century to 19th Century AD). The weight is conical in shape. Evidence of a small vertical suspension hole is apparent in the centre of the weight, though this is now infilled with soil. The weight measures 30.6mm in height, with a base diameter of 34.3mm; it weighs 171.3g. The weight is a light grey to off-white colour, with an even surface patina. There is a flattened area on one part of the circumference, and there are a number of scratches and …
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-52AF78
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
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A lead alloy unidentified object, possibly a token, weight or gaming piece of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The object is circular in plan; the disc is a lot thicker than the usual lead tokens of the age. The upper face is decorated with a cast design comprising an outer circumferential rim and inner concentric rim at the centre. Within the inner circle is a circular raised pellet. In the void between the outer and inner circles are a series of crude incised crossing lines. The reverse face is flat and un-decorated. The token has a dark green to brown colo…
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
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Record ID: WMID-520089
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is oval in plan. The upper face is decorated with a cast design comprising concentric circles. There are two outer circumferential circles with a central raised pellet. It is possible that the overall design can be compared to Powell's type 31 (Circular or elliptical geometric) The reverse face is flat and un-decorated. The token has a dark grey/brown coloured patina across all surfaces. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, …
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
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Record ID: WMID-51D858
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is circular in plan. The upper face is decorated with a cast design comprising a raised pellet in the centre with four raised pellets surrounding it. It is possible that the overall design can be compared to Powell's type 14 (crosses) which is similar to the tokens imitating Medieval coinage however this example does not have the raised cross usually seen with the pellets then located in the segments. The reverse face is flat and un-decorated. The token has a dark grey coloured patina across all…
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
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Record ID: WMID-8C4042
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Walsall
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A copper alloy Roman sestertius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period AD 119-121. Reece Period 6. Possibly Felicitas reverse type holding caduceus and cornucopiae, mint of Rome. cf RIC II No. 563a-c.
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-C87CFA
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
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A Post Medieval cast copper alloy hooked tag or dress fastener dating to the 16thcentury. The object consists of a flat piece of copper alloy with a curved rectangular hook placed vertically at the lower edge. An inverted-trapezoidal lobe is placed at the upper edge of the dress fastener. Below this the body of the fastener is broadly circular in plan. The decoration consists of a moulded pellet in the centre surrounded by a moulded incised flower consisting of six petals. The flower is surrounded by six evenly spaced perforations forming an openwork pattern which is in turn border…
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-DDBA31
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
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A conical lead alloy standing weight of probable Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa (AD1300 - 1700). The object is decorated with eight integrally cast ribs that emanate from the piercing at the top edge to the lower base of the weight. There is a centrally placed circular piercing at the upper edge that transverses through the object. The sides of the weight flare to the flat base with a diameter measuring 33.26mm. The weight has a well-developed cream coloured patina across all surfaces. The weight stands at 21.05mm in height with a base diameter of (max) 33.26mm and weighs 9…
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 18th November 2016
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Record ID: WMID-C74D5B
Object type: RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
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A copper alloy Medieval or early Post Medieval (14th to 18th century) circular fitting or suspension loop. These objects are suggested as multipurpose and may have been used as curtain ring or belt or clothing hangers. The ring is flat on both outer surfaces. The object has a well-developed dark green to brown coloured patina. Similar rings are illustrated in Margeson (1993) Nos. 522-524, and she describes them as being suspension rings which were probably multi-functional, including curtain rings. The three excavated from Norwich date from the mid-15th to mid-17th century. There…
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2021
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Record ID: WMID-9C1BAC
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy eye-section for a belt or strap fitting of the Late Post Medieval period, dating from c. 1800 - c. 1850. The object is composed of two integral parts, a domed plate with an attachment loop at either end. At the opposite side there is an integrally cast suspension loop set at a right angle to the plate, this has a circular perforation through the centre (diameter: 4.13 mm). The domed plate has a prominent forward facing male lion's head at the centre. It has a heavy mane. It is quite naturalistic in design suggesting a later date. The plate is concave at…
Created on: Monday 16th May 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th March 2020
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Record ID: WAW-6B5088
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
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Post Medieval (c.1600 to 1800) pipe tamper: The copper alloy pipe tamper is complete. The pipe tamper consists of a female figure modelled in the round, but being rather narrow in profile. The figure has her hair partially tied otherwise it hangs down her back. She is wearing a long flowing dress which is gathered at the waist and has a low neck line. Her arms are by her side and one leg is revealed from the thigh downwards through a split in the dress. The figure is stood on a circular pedestal which is the tamper element of the object, and this is 14.53mm diameter. The figure is now…
Created on: Wednesday 13th January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2017
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Record ID: WMID-B1EBB6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Walsall
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast slightly off central. The internal diameter of the hole measures 7.9 mm wide. Both upper and lower faces bear no trace of decoration. The whorl has a diameter of 27.2 mm and is 4.4 mm thick. It weighs 18.8 g (0.66 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the …
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 12th August 2015
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Record ID: WMID-B1DE0D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Walsall
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast slightly off central. The internal diameter of the hole measures 6.6 mm wide. Both upper and lower faces bear no trace of decoration. The whorl has a diameter of 24.3 mm and is 7.2 mm thick. It weighs 25.0 g (0.88 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the …
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 12th August 2015
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Record ID: WMID-B1C9C4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy weight, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1300 toAD 1550). The weight is an thick disc in plan with a folded rim. It is sub rectangular in cross section. Both sides are flat. The front has been decorated with two concentric circles, a pellet at the centre and a hatched grid over the top. The base is undecorated. It has a diameter of 30.4 mm and is 7.0 mm thick. It weighs 34.4 g (1.21 oz). The weight is light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of…
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 12th August 2015
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Record ID: WMID-B199DE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
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An incomplete copper alloy foot / leg from a copper alloy cooking vessel of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 - AD 1700). The vessel fragment is sub rectangular in shape and sub rectangular in cross section. It consists of a straight body. The internal surface is smooth. At the top of the leg, an irregular surface is present, this would have adjoined to the base of the cauldron. Traces of a black patina are present on all surfaces. The base of the foot is slightly abraded. It measures 54.8 mm in length, 48.7 mm wide and 10.9 mm thick. It weighs 97.0 grams. …
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 12th August 2015
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Record ID: WMID-8B4545
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Walsall
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A complete lead or lead alloy convex spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and D shaped in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast slightly off central. The internal diameter of the hole measures 9.7 mm wide. The upper face is domed and the lower face is flat. No traces of decoration are present on either the upper or lower faces. The whorl has a diameter of 27.0 mm and is 8.1 mm thick. It weighs 30.4 g (1.07 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even…
Created on: Monday 10th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 10th August 2015
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Record ID: WMID-F94A6C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Walsall
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A complete lead or lead alloy bifacial token, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1300 to c. AD 1700). Powell type 14 depicting an expanded cross on the obverse. Powell type 2 on the reverse, depicting possible initials NV. Diameter: 24.9 mm Thickness: 4.1 mm Weight: 12.8 g
Created on: Tuesday 28th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 28th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-4FA019
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Walsall
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A complete, lead or lead alloy Spindle Whorl of the Roman to Post Medieval period, dating to AD 43 - AD 1650, possibly Medieval, AD 1100 - AD 1500. The whorl is of the flat disc type and is sub oval in shape. The whorl is undecorated but is slightly concave on the reverse, with a raised border around the edges. There is a sub circular perforation cast off centre. There are no obvious signs of decoration, although below the perforation on the reverse there is a diagonal groove, this could be plough soil damage. The whorl has an external diameter of 28.5 mm and an internal diamete…
Created on: Wednesday 8th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 10th April 2015
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