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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-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-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-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-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-2CAF04
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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Record ID: WMID-2B2986
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: WAW-301351
Object type: CANDLE HOLDER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable Medieval (12th to 15th centuries) trivet or candle holder: The copper alloy stand appears to form a three legged stand, of which only two legs remain. The legs are oval in section which continues upwards to form an arm with a possible zoomorphic terminal. Only one complete arm remains, the other is missing but the break is not too recent. The two legs are joined by an integral sub-triangular platform with a central circular perforation which is incomplete due to breaks. The breaks again are not recent. The surface of the item has a well developed mid green patina. It measures…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 17th June 2015
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Record ID: WAW-2FDDF2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval (late 15th to late 16th century) lead cloth seal: The seal is composed of. It is composed of a two overlaying sub-circular discs, one has a circular perforation the other has an integral flattened stud on the reverse. A portion of the edge is abraded suggesting originally an integral ribbon connecting the two discs. The outer face of the stud disc has a large F with a sun motif one side and a flower the other. Around the edges there is a legend, which only a fragment remains on the flan and reads '...LANGII P'. The annulet disc and the centre of the flattened…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 26th September 2014
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Record ID: WAW-30D6E7
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Medieval (11th century) copper alloy strap end: The strap end has an animal head terminal which is visible in profile with an elongated point oval on either side as the eyes, and an open mouth. The body of the strap end is narrowed behind the head and is a elongated trapezoid in plan. Only a short portion of the body is split in profile to allow for the strap to be fitted. The terminals of each plate have a single rivet hole. The surface is heavily abraded and has a red copper corrosion with traces of a dark green patina. The strap end measures 43.87mm long, 7.87mm wide and 7…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 16th October 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-262617
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman coin: a nummus of Constantine I, dating from AD 324 - 330 (Reece period 16), PROVIDENTIAE AVGG reverse type, depicting a camp gate with two turrets and a star above. The mint is Trier. Probably LRBC number 38. The coin is 18.5mm in diameter and 1.22 mm thick. It weighs 2.12gm.
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 1st May 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-2702D7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy finger ring, probably of Post-Medieval date, about AD 1500 - 1800. It is a simple, broad hoop of thin rectangular section, without bezel. It is decorated with a stamped pattern of opposing equilateral triangles; each triangle containing a stylised fleur-de-lis. It has been made by bending a strip of metal and soldering the ends to form a ring. The butted join is clearly visible and the decoration is not aligned. The ring has a rough, light green patina and has been partially bent out of shape. It is 17.6mm long and 16.2mm wide and the loop is 5.3mm wide and 0.6mm thick.…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 1st May 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-2A4D36
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a glass bracelet or bangle of Roman date, probably 1st century. It is of angular D shaped (or triangular) section and is a translucent light blue colour. It is decorated with two hook shaped designs in opaque yellow glass, probably trailed into the blue glass and then smoothed. The shaft of each hook runs along the apex of the D and then the hook bends down the side of the bracelet, becoming broader. The bends of the two hooks curve in opposite directions and do not meet, but are separated by a narrow gap. The fragment is 39.5mm long, 13.6mm wide and 8.3mm thick. It weig…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Saturday 16th August 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-276F62
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: SWYOR-2AD7A6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy, single loop buckle with an integral plate, dating from about AD 1250 - 1400. It has an oval frame with a broad outer edge and a pointed knop at each end of the strap bar. The plate is narrow, tapering to a point, and is decorated with two transverse ridges flanking a bulbous area. There is a single rivet hole containing the remains of a copper alloy rivet, and a circular perforation for the pin below the strap bar. The pin is missing. The buckle has a rough, light green patina. It is 31mm long, 12.7mm wide and 5.4mm thick. It weighs 2.63gm. Similar buckles are …
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 19th May 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-2860A3
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: SWYOR-2B6CD2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy strap fitting from a sword belt dating from the post-Medieval period, AD 1500-1700. It is the hooked plate from a sword belt. It is sub-rectangular in shape, tapering slightly towards the ornate hooked end where it is decorated on each side with a shallow, v-shaped notch followed by a semi-circular cut-out, terminating is a fleur de lis, the central feather of which is broken off, but which would have extended into a wide hook. The broader end is biconcave. A broad, central groove runs down the full length of the upper side of the artefact. There are two rivet hol…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 19th May 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-299521
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-Medieval silver coin: a very worn groat of Mary, dating from 1553 - 1554. It has been bent in half and there are sections missing from the rim. It is 22.4mm in diameter and 0.4mm thick. It weighs 0.93gm. Reference: North, volume 2, number 1960.
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 1st May 2014
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