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    • Created: Tuesday 24th June 2014
    • County: North Yorkshire

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Record ID: SWYOR-992F21
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A Post medieval lead alloy powder measure cap. It is a small circular vessel with a circular base and straight sides, probably dating from the 17th Century. It is somewhat distorted. It was the cap of a powder measure (also known as an apostle since there were twelve on each bandolier) which contained enough gunpowder for a single round. Two scars show where two small loops once projected from the sides at the base; both are now missing. These would have allowed it to be attached to the bandolier and the body of the powder measure by a cord. For reference see Courtney, P. 1988 'Small A…
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-9909E4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A lead alloy spindle whorl of unknown date, probably Early Medieval to Post Medieval, about AD 850 - 1600. It is Coppergate type B1 (Walton Rogers, 2007, page 25). It is discoidal with a central perforation measuring 9.8mm in diameter. The faces are worn but do not appear to have been decorated. The whorl has a white patina. It is 32.7mm in diameter and 9mm thick. It weighs 59.3g.
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-98F86C
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A rectangular, copper alloy (brass) coin weight for the French ecu, struck in Antwerp in the sixteenth century. The obverse depicts three fleurs-de-lys in a crowned shield of arms within a circle; the reverse has an upright hand flanked by the manufacturer's initials A I. The weight is 15.2mm long, 13.3mm wide and 2.2mm thick. It weighs 3.1gm. For reference see Withers, 1995, Lions, Ships and Angels, pages 39 and 60.
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 30th June 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-98EFC9
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A lead alloy spindle whorl of Medieval date. It is biconvex with a central perforation measuring 9.7mm in diameter. The faces are worn but do not appear to have been decorated. The whorl has a yellow patina. It is 24.7mm in diameter and 10.7mm thick. It weighs 30.09g.
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-98BB53
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver penny of Edward I dating to the period AD 1292 - 1296. Long cross reverse. Mint of London. Class 7. North Vol 2, p.30, no.1032/3.
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 14th July 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-98B19C
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A very corroded and encrusted iron horseshoe of uncertain date, but possibly Medieval or Post Medieval. The shoe is asymetrical in plan with a pointed U shaped inner arch. The heels are thickened and one appears to have a calkin, a feature less often seen on Modern examples. One nail survives projecting from the hoof side of the shoe. The toe is a little damaged. The web is wide at 33mm at the toe, and 36mm at the quarters. There is no evidence of the shoe being fullered. The shoe is 100mm long, 98mm wide and 19mm thick at the possible calkin. It weighs 281g. Compare type 3 and 4 in Th…
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-9880AC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Two discs from a lead alloy cloth seal, probably an alnage seal dating from the Late Medieval period, 1300 - 1500. One disc shows an open crown above a motif, perhaps a rose or double rose within a beaded circle. Part of a legend, now indecipherable, is visible outside the circle. The other disc appears to be blank. The seal is 25.4mm long, 21.8mm wide and 4.6mm thick. It weighs 7.65gm.
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 30th June 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-980270
Object type: MACE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy mace head of medieval date. The object is comprised of a hollow cylinder, uniform in internal diameter, with three circumferential rows of four pyramidal knops or spike projecting from the exterior surface of the upper portion. The knops in the middle row are four sided while the upper and lower knops are three sided. Two of the uppermost knops have been lost to old damage as has a large section of the lower shaft. The rows of knops are stepped so as to tessellate with one another. The tips of the knops to one side of the mace head are worn which is in keepi…
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 14th July 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-97F386
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval silver coin: a cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216 - 1272), probably class 6d - 7a (1217 - 1222), London mint, the moneyer Ilger. It is 18.3mm long, 9.1mm wide and 0.7mm thick. It weighs 0.66gm. Reference: North, volume 1, number 977 - 978.
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 30th June 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-978A2D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A post-Medieval silver coin: a half groat of James I (1603 - 25), first coinage, dating from 1603 - 1604. It is 16.8mm in diameter and 0.5mm thick. It weighs 0.78gm. Reference: North, volume 2, number 2076.
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 30th June 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-93F818
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy buckle of medieval date. The buckle is a single loop circular buckle which is undecorated. The pin no longer remains. The metal has a dark blackish-brown patina and is worn. The buckle is 15.3mm in diameter, 3.4mm thick and weighs 1.5g. Similar examples are illustrated in Whtiehead p.16 and are dated to circa AD 1250 - 1450.
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 14th July 2014
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