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    • Created: Saturday 24th March 2012
    • County: Hertfordshire

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Record ID: BH-DF1427
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A pair of stamped copper-alloy sheet-metal mounts, probably dating from the Late Medieval or post-Medieval periods. The mounts are of very similar appearance, each taking the form of a four-petalled flower head. At the centre is a raised pellet surrounded by four sub-circular petals; a rim of two ridges and an internal groove forms a perimeter border around the mount, with the point of a petal protruding from each of the four external angles. On the reverse, both mounts have traces of iron corrosion from an otherwise missing central rivet. One mount has a light green patina, while t…
Created on: Saturday 24th March 2012
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ayot St. Lawrence', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-DEE512
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An enamelled copper-alloy button, probably dating from the 17th century. The head of the button is domed, with an integral loop at the centre of the hollow underside. The upper surface bears the relief-moulded design of a lion running right, a raised area of ground below. The field above the lion contains a white enamel inset; the field below contains dark blue enamel, as do two separate areas above the tail and head respectively. Dimensions: 25mm diameter, 10.2mm deep (top of head to back of loop). Weight: 7.17g.
Created on: Saturday 24th March 2012
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redbourn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-DEC173
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A cast lead-alloy button, probably dating from the Late Medieval period. The upper surface of the plano-convex head of the button is decorated in high relief. A boss marks the centre of the head; this is surrounded by six smaller, equally-spaced bosses. The spaces between the bosses are occupied by a lower pattern of ridges and pellets. An integral loop extends from the centre point of the head's flat underside. A small portion of the button has been lost. Dimensions: 26mm diameter, 14.2mm deep (front of head to back of loop). Weight: 9.93g. Similar cast buttons are illustrated …
Created on: Saturday 24th March 2012
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redbourn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-DE78F4
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A copper-alloy strap loop of Medieval date. The frame is roughly rectangular in plan, with a slight increase in width, towards the vertical outer side. This side is wider than the other three and also has a vertical ridge extending down its centre, flanked by zig-zag grooves. The other sides are of rectangular section, the shorter vertical one also pierced by a central rivet hole containing part of the copper-alloy rivet. Dimensions: 13.9mm long, 14.7mm wide, up to 4mm thick (width of longer vertical side). Weight: 1.52g. Strap loops of this form were found in excavations in Lon…
Created on: Saturday 24th March 2012
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Therfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-DC9077
Object type: LAMP HANGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A copper-alloy lamp hanger of Medieval date. The artefact has been made in two pieces. The uppermost element consists of a vertical, oval-sectioned arm, the top of which flares into a loop. At the base of this arm is a spigot, which sits within a socket at the centre of the second element. This second element is set at a right angle to the first. Two rectangular-sectioned arms flare horizontally outwards from the central point, one being straight, the other curving inwards at its point. A third arm extends backwards from the centre, the three arms together forming a 'Y shape'. This …
Created on: Saturday 24th March 2012
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Harpenden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-D8C208
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval coin: A complete struck / hammered silver penny of Henry II (1180 - 1189 AD), minted in London by moneyer Ravl between 1180 and 1185. Class 1b. Diameter: 19.6mm Thickness: 0.75mm Weight: 1.1 grams Thanks are extended to Rob Webley (Hampshire FLO) for helping confirming the identification of this coin.
Created on: Saturday 24th March 2012
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2012
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