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    • Created: Tuesday 4th November 2014
    • County: Greater London Authority

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Record ID: KENT-8F1A6D
Object type: TILE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete glazed polychrome tile of probably Post Medieval date, C. AD 1500-1800. The fabric is cream coloured throughout, with multiple fine, sandy inclusions. The upper surface is glazed. The decoration appears to have been moulded into the surface to create a series of cells, into which the glaze has been placed. The patterns are created out of light cream lines and curves, interspersed with yellow and blue glazes . The lower surface is unglazed. The edges are very worn and rounded off. The tile is 65.67mm long at longest edge, 50.00mm shorter edge, 45.52mm wide, 9.91mm …
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 30th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Millwall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-8EE55A
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval lead alloy pilgrim souvenir in the form of a rondel dagger scabbard, dating to the 15th century. The object is hollow cast with a round mouthpiece, larger than the rest, at the top and a diamond-shaped body beneath, tapering to the chape. The object has several projections along the body which appear to be casting sprues, suggesting this object is unfinished. The two projections along the mouthpiece would have formed a suspension loop. There is decoration on one side only, presumably the side facing forwards. The decoration consists of a foliate design up th…
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 21st April 2015
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Record ID: LON-8EA7E5
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete medieval pilgrim badge, or possibly a brooch, dating to the late 14th-early 15th century. The badge is formed of a cast, flat ring with a quatrefoil in the centre. On the reverse are the pin and catch-plate, which follow the line of the casting seam. Along the edge is a small worn projection, which would have formed a suspension loop. The pin has been distorted but is still complete. There are pellets running around the ring and further decoration on the quatrefoil. A central pellet and linear moulded decoration pick out the detail of the quatrefoil, which resembles…
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: KENT-8E748C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post Medieval cast copper alloy button. The button has a flat upper surface which appears to be undecorated. The flat lower surface has lettering around the outer edge, which is not fully legible. There is a 3.1mm high soldered loop attached centrally on the lower surface. Button Diameter 11.19mm, Thickness 1.66mm, Loop Height 3.1mm, Weight 2.05g
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 30th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blackwall and Cubitt Town', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-8E11BB
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval pilgrim souvenir, dating to the late 15th century. The object is part of a Virgin's girdle souvenir. It is solid cast with an irregularly shaped panel at the base and a bifurcated plate above. One half of the bifurcated plate is no longer present, though traces of it remain on the reverse along the line of a casting seam. A circular perforation, which would have connected the strap end to the strap with a rivet, is still visible. An identical perforation would have been on the other plate. The object is decorated on the external side only. There is a cross ha…
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 21st April 2015
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Record ID: LON-8DA181
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy token dating AD 1654. This is a commonwealth token from the reign of Oliver Cromwell (AD 1653-1658). The obverse depicts a cross fourchée within a heater shield. Above it is a garland containing the letters T. K. The reverse depicts the irish harp within a heater shield with a garland above. The inscription reads FOR. NECESSARY. CHANGE. Some variants of this token have sun's rays behind the reverse shield. A parallel can be found in Montagu (1893, 31). Dimensions: diameter: 23.83 mm; weight: 5.79g. Reference: Montagu, H. 1893. The Copper, Tin and Bron…
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 20th April 2015
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Record ID: LON-8CA99A
Object type: TILE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two incomplete Medieval ceramic floor tile, dating AD 1200-1400. The tiles are square, one has a diagonal line running across one side and the other has traces adhesive on the base. Both have traces of glazed decoration on the outer face, though not enough to discern any pattern. Tiles of this sort are often late Medieval in date, dating from AD 1200-1400. Dimensions: Tile with diagonal groove: length: 113.51 mm; width: 112.74 mm; thickness: 24.39 mm Tile with adhesive: length: 115.01 mm; width: 111.07 mm; thickness: 22.02mm Total weight: 986g.
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 17th November 2016
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Record ID: LON-8C8719
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Medieval stone cannon ball dating between 1200-1400 AD. About two thirds of the cannon ball remain which is likely a caused when shaping rather than as a result of impact. The fact that it was found by the Tower of London would suggest that it was not used and thus discarded as a failed product. Dimensions: diameter: 132.65 mm; weight: 2121g.
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-8C67D6
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Post Medieval (of probable c. AD 1600-1680 date) moulded clay tobacco pipe. The clay tobacco pipe has been moulded from a white pipeclay, the fragment consists of a complete bowl with a spurred foot at the start of the stem. The bowl is undecorated and there appears to be no makers mark. The rim of the bowl is plain. The stem has been broken away by an old break. The style of the bowl is similar to that of an Oswald Type 7, which is consistent with a date of AD 1660 to AD 1680. Stem diameter 110.4mm, surviving length 80.2mm, internal diameter of bore through stem 0…
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 20th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blackwall and Cubitt Town', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-8B8959
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval (1500-1800) leather strap fitting. The leather is dark brown and hard and appears undecorated. The object curves over so that the cut ends now meet and may have been made from two layers. The short ends of the rectangular object have three regular cuts 12.18mm deep and approx. 13.5mm apart. Each of the resulting tongues has a small hole approx.8.5mm from the end, these holes correspond at both ends. There is a large sub rectangular hole (approx. 3 x 5mm) with ragged edges within the central area. The strap fitting measures 110mm long, 48mm wide, 5mm thick and …
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 30th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Millwall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-8A81C5
Object type: STRAP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval (1500-1800) leather strap with 4 copper alloy circular mounts. Each mount (10.9mm dia.) has an integral rivet with separate roves, the flat rivet head can be seen on the other outer surface of the strap, projecting through a corresponding rove. The leather is dark brown and hard. One end of the leather is cut and shaped, diagonal 5.13mm cuts from the outer edges to a 13.98mm horizontal terminal cut, while the other end terminates in an historic break; therefore the original length of the strap and its terminals is unknown. The strap measures 337mm long, 30.07mm w…
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 30th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Millwall', grid reference and parish protected.


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