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    • Created: Tuesday 4th November 2014
    • Institution: LON

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Record ID: LON-8EE55A
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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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
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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: 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
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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: LON-8B523A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval gold annular brooch dating to the 13th or 14th century. This brooch is circular in shape with two clasped hands projecting from the frame. There is a double band of chevron ridges at the junction between the projecting hands and the frame. The hands have an oval gap between them and there is a white coating, possibly an adhesive, between them. There is a constriction to accommodate the pin 90 degrees apart from the clasped hands; if the hands project at 6 o'clock, the constriction is at 3 o'clock. The gold pin is present and is decorated with a double band of ridges at the …
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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