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    • Created: Monday 7th April 2014
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    • Primary material: Copper alloy
    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL

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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 ill…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Sunday 26th May 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-2FEF60
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Medieval annular brooch, dating to between c. 13th-14th centuries AD. The brooch is annular and flat, with a small narrowed notch in the frame, which would have accommodated the pin, now missing. The outer face of the frame is decorated with simple incised lines radiating from the centre hole. It measures 17.43 mm in diameter, 1.41 mm thick and weighs 0.97 grams. The brooch is of an even brown-green patina.
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: LON-2B98B7
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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A medieval copper alloy strap end dating to the 14th century. The object is formed of a single sheet of copper alloy which has been folded widthways. It would have been connected to the strap by two rivets, which are no longer present. The rivet holes have been drilled from one side and are located along the open edge on both sides of the object. One side of the strap end appears to taper from the bend to the opposing edge. The object has some damage and has developed a light-mid green patina. A similar example can be found in Egan and Pritchard (1991, no. 594) though that example …
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 20th August 2014
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Record ID: SOM-2B3931
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of an unidentified object, possibly a pin, mount or padlock. The piece has a circular copper alloy head through which runs a corroded iron pin. The slightly convex front of the disc is decorated with incised line: a plain line outer border and a simple, possibly foliate design. The design has a central upright flanked near the base by two pairs of diagonal lines radiating away from it. The vertical line widens in the upper part before narrowing again to the top point, the central part is obscured and may more closely resemble a flower. This upper part is flanked by single indente…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cullompton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-2CAFF7
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and worn Medieval cast copper-alloy circular uniface coin weight for a quarter noble (1412-1464). Withers & Withers 1995: 34 and 68. This coin weight is rectangular in cross-section. At the front there is a stamped lis with a crown above (crown is off-set). The rear face is flat and has fine linear striations. The weight is 23.4 grains and the full weight, according to Withers, should be 27.0 grains. This weight has an even green patina with small areas of corrosion. Diameter: 10.9mm; thickness: 2.1mm. Weight: 1.52g. (23.4 grains) Withers, P. & Withers, B. 19…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 9th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-323B25
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper-alloy annular brooch dating from the medieval period, that is the 13th/14th century. The brooch is complete with circular frame and pin. The pin is sitting in a small recess and cannot move around the frame freely. The pin rest on the opposite site looks worn. The brooch is decorated with simple diagonal and horizontal grooves on the obverse; the reverse is plain.
Created on: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 9th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thorpe Bassett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-29E4B1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy with enamel Mount. Cast symmetrical mount comprising a central hexagonal plate flanked by opposed elongated collared lugs, each with a drilled attachment hole of diameter 3mm. The plate bears the device of three cinquefoil florets springing from a small tapered receptacle against a parti-coloured enamel ground, mid blue to the right and [now] green to the left. The object is now gently curved. The decorative use of enamel was especially characteristic of 13th-century Limoges work, while the three flowers could allude to the Holy Trinity. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-130…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-29CB22
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Jetton. Hammered French Jetton, probably issue of c.1475-1500; Barnard (1981, French jettons no. 52) cites a comparable obverse minted in Paris dated to 1488. Obverse description: Lozenge with Arms of France Ancient [four lis], a pellet between each side and the circumferential legend, which is possibly punctuated by crowns. Obverse inscription: SEA[---]ISCE[---]A[--] Reverse description: Cross fleury with lis at the end of each arm, a crown in each angle. Punctuation of crowns. Reverse inscription: VIVA [----]I Diameter: 27.8mm, Weight: 3.80gms.
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-2BA696
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy buckle. The frame is sub-rectangular. The lip is widened and contains three grooves in the middle. The side arms are convex and the pin bar is narrowed and offset.
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: SF-2B80B2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim sherd from a Cast copper-alloy cooking vessel of Medieval date. A rectangular fragment from the wall of the vessel preserving part of the out-turned rim survives, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. It has a dark green patina with bleckened exterior surface indicative of exposure to high temperatures or fire. The fragment measures 47.92mm in length, 46.52mm in width, 3.22mm in thickness and 37.76g in weight. This is a rim sherd from a cooking vessel of Medieval date, c.14th-15th centuries AD.
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framlingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-285E70
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-2747C1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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