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    • Created: Monday 7th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-2632A7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy artefact of uncertain identification and function, possibly a sword pommel of Early Medieval to Medieval dating (AD 700 to AD 1500). The artefact is sub cuboid in shape. A circular perforation (hole) is present in the base, with an internal diameter of 8.3 mm. A sub circular flat border is present around this perforation. Possible arms extend to either side. These arms curve upwards, with a recurved tip. The top of this possible sword pommel extends with these curvilinear shapes and it has been folded over with the tip touching the base. It measures 63…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
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Record ID: WMID-26E3E3
Object type: PLAQUE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete gilt copper alloy plaque or inlay, of Early Medieval dating (AD 750 to AD 1200). The plaque is rectangular in shape, with moulded decoration (?Style 1) on the front. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The decoration on the front bears similarity to that of the Tiermensch or 'beastman' motif. The decoration consists of several motifs, each appears to be multistranded. Gilding survives in the recesses. It measures 26.6 mm in length, 13.0 mm wide and 1.9 mm thick. It weighs 2.8 g. The plaque is a dark green to gold colour, with an even surface patina. Several si…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
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Record ID: WMID-2747C1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete single loop kidney shaped buckle frame and pin, of Late Medieval dating (AD 1450 to AD 1550). The buckle frame and pin are present, the strap plate is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The buckle frame is kidney shaped with a triangular knop at the centre point, acting as a pin rest. The loops of the buckle frame has been decorated. The decoration consists of a groove to either side, parallel to the edge, and a row of raised squares betweem. The strap bar is offset, and rounded knops are present at either end. The pin has been made from a triangular piece of sheet …
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-285E70
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper alloy modified probable strap clasp, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1500). The probable strap clasp frame is sub rectangular in plan, with a recessed back, and thin side walls. The front of the clasp is triangular in shape (pointed), with incised decoration. The decoration consists of a thin groove around the edge of the clasp front, with a central line, dividing it into two triangular areas. Each area has several groups of four small V shaped stamps. A roller is present around the strap bar. A second strap bar, made from iron, has b…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-28BE76
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy probable great square headed brooch fragment, of Early Medieval dating (c. AD 450 to c. AD 600). Less than 25% of the brooch is present, consisting only of part of the bow and a small amount of the head plate. The rest of the brooch is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The brooch fragment is sub triangular in plan, and curved in section. All edges are incomplete. The decoration on the front can be separated in two parts: the bow and the square plate. The bow is decorated with a central rectangular ridge, which has been decorated with two parallel gr…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-2A2DB5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy right-angled drop handle from a vessel, of Medieval dating (c. AD 1270 - c. AD 1350). Approximately 75% of the handle is present, consisting of one of the animal head terminals, and a vertical and horizontal shaft. The other animal head terminal and a vertical shaft are missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The horizontal and vertical shafts are rectangular in cross-section (7.5 x 6.2mm). There is an acorn knop at the one surviving corner where the shafts adjoin. At the centre of the horizontal shaft is a swelling, also rectangular in cross-section. Thi…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-2B2986
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead alloy unifaced token, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1600). The token is sub circular in shape. The obverse depicts a raised long cross design with a pellet in each quarter (Powell type 14). The reverse is plain and undecorated. The token has a diameter of 15.3 mm, and is 3.0 mm thick. It weighs 3.6 g. The token is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Lead tokens are a frequently occurring find, with a variety of different designs. Tokens like this, were used as tallies or as replacement low denomination coinage during the Me…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-2BB851
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete lead alloy unifaced token, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1600). The token is sub circular in shape. The obverse depicts a seven raised lines intersecting in the middle, creating fourteen segments (Powell type 3). The reverse is plain and undecorated. The token has a diameter of 21.1 mm, and is 2.4 mm thick. It weighs 4.4 g. The token is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Lead tokens are a frequently occurring find, with a variety of different designs. Tokens like this, were used as tallies or as replacement low denomination c…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-2CAF04
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). In plan it is sub-circular and sub rectangular in cross section. Both faces has have six moulded high-relief triangles, located around a slightly off centre perforation as decoration at the edge. The perforation which has an internal diameter of 9.3 mm. The whorl has a diameter of 30.7 mm and is 11.8 mm thick. It weighs 35.4 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted …
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
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