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    • Created: Monday 7th April 2014
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    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: SWYOR-2860A3
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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Part of a cast lead alloy, toy gun of late Post-Medieval or Modern date, probably AD 1850 - 1900. Only the stock survives; the rest has broken away and is missing. The stock is hollow cast, becoming solid at the break, where the trigger guard would have been. The lower portion of the stock has scrolled floral designs on either side while the upper stock, which protrudes from a mouth-like moulding, is decorated with cross hatching. Toy guns were popular from the late 17th century and some examples even fired. This is probably a late example dating from about AD 1850- 1900. It has a cr…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 1st May 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-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: PUBLIC-324226
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
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A complete Post Medieval cast lead alloy sub-circular uniface token of Powell Type 2 . The token is decorated with letters HB which are joined and the other face is undecorated. The token measures 17.85 mm diameter and is 2.25 mm thick and weighs 2.73 grams. Tokens had a wide variety of uses and were easy to manufacture; they are therefore difficult to date precisely outside of archaeological contexts; those with initials are generally thought to be Post Medieval in date, c.1550-1800 AD.
Created on: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 11th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-326450
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
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A complete Post Medieval cast lead alloy sub-circular uniface token of Powell Type 3 . The token is decorated with a segment design, the other face is undecorated. The token measures 18.96 mm diameter and is 1.94 mm thick and weighs 4.88 grams. Tokens had a wide variety of uses and were easy to manufacture; they are therefore difficult to date precisely outside of archaeological contexts, those with simple designs may be Medieval or Post Medieval in date, c.1250-1800 AD.
Created on: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 16th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-28D0B5
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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A lead alloy impacted probable pistol ball of post-Medieval date, AD 1600 - 1850. The ball has been fired and has struck a solid object as it is now a in the shape of a flattened disc with a slightly thicker centre. It is characteristic of balls that have struck a hard flat rough surface at high velocity and can be compared to examples in Harding (2012, Lead Short of the English Civil war: a Radical Study, plate 25). The leading face displays a pattern of radiating striations. The rear face of the ball shows a raised ring of metal. This is possible the result of being fired from a "Tur…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Sunday 17th March 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-276F62
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A circular, cast lead alloy button, probably of Medieval date, about AD 1200 - 1500. It is decorated with a plain cross, cast in high relief, within a narrow wire line border. There is a pellet in the centre of the cross and at the end of each arm; there is also a single pellet in each angle of the cross. The rim of the button is bevelled and decorated with narrow, angled cross hatching running from the inner circle to the edge. On the reverse is a casting mark and, in the centre, the stub of an attachment loop. The button is slightly damaged; there are some edge chips and the fasteni…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 1st May 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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