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    • Created: Friday 2nd February 2018
    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: IOW-49176B
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete Medieval to post-Medieval copper-alloy domed ('beehive') closed thimble (c. 1400-c. 1550). This thimble is circular in plan and the thick walls taper inwards from the base towards the crown. There is a plain rim and no manufacturing marks. The outer face has a line of evenly spaced sub-circular indentations/drilled pits which spiral in an anti-clockwise from the base to the top including the crown. The outer face of this thimble is reddish brown green copper-alloy corrosion products. The inside is smooth with corrosion products. Height: 21.0mm; diameter: 20.0mm; th…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Saturday 10th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-48E30D
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete Medieval lead alloy pilgrim ampulla (c. 1250-c. 1500). The neck and suspension lugs are missing. The main body is circular in plan and there is a raised design on each face. One face has a double rose and the other side has initials: W B. The edge of the face with the rose is grooved and 'billeted'. This ampulla has a buff patina and the break is ragged. Height: 29.4mm; width: 32.0mm; thickness: 6.0mm. Weight: 17.32g. Brian Spencer, formerly Senior Keeper at the Museum of London, who made a life-time study of ampullae, has written: 'Ampullae or miniature p…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Sunday 4th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-48C441
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete, worn and corroded medieval gilt copper alloy buckle, kidney-shaped frame with offset narrowed bar, triangular copper alloy sheet pin, rectangular plate folded widthways, recessed for frame and with pin-slot, back part narrowed and shortened. Face with remains of an engraved lozenge within bordering lines, rivet-hole at the attachment- end. Traces of gilding in engraving stand proud of the corroded surface. Frame length 13mm, width 27.5mm. Plate length 17.5mm, width 22mm. Combined length 26.5mm. 12th-13th century.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 10th August 2018
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Record ID: BH-48A4EC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A silver cut halfpenny of John of England (class 5b1) dating to c. AD 1205. Moneyer Ricard. Mint of London, Exeter, Lincoln or Winchester.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-488257
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete medieval or post-medieval gilt copper alloy sword chape, hollow-backed, shield-shaped with two scrolling loops at the large semi-circular cut-out in attachment-end, heart-shaped perforation and knop at pointed terminal. The back-plate is missing. Length 42mm. Width 23mm. Cf. de Reuck (1991), p.28, thrird row from top, second from left. c.1485-1600.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-485666
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Distorted copper alloy sheet plate from a medieval buckle or strap, rectangular one end with slightly recessed sides and fold to form short loop with no back-plate. The plate has two rivet-holes at the fold, a central rivet-hole (with iron corrosion) and three rivet-holes at the other end. The face has traces of an engraved interrupted rocker-arm border. Width 16.5mm. Length (unbent) 47mm. 14th century.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-482C25
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Worn and distorted medieval copper alloy oval buckle frame, bent offset, narrowed bar, pin missing. No traces of decoration on broad outside edge, which is set at an angle. Length c.17mm. Width 27mm. Mid 12th - 13th century.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-48175B
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval sheet copper alloy strap fitting, a flat circular belt mount with a rivet hole in a low central dome. Diameter 21mm, Thickness 0.6mm. Height at centre 1mm. 14th century.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: GLO-480292
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Silver gilt finger ring that has a bi-faceted bezel. There bezel is formed from two square panels with slightly concave faces, divided by a central transverse ridge. Each panel is decorated with two lines that span from one corner to the next creating a cross saltire that divides each panel into four triangles, the top and bottom triangles are decorated with a series of longitudinal lines; while the sides triangles have a triple set of central short lines. The shoulders are decorated with two deep transverse grooves with a v-shaped cross section; below is a flat panel with a central …
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-47E464
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Unusual medieval copper alloy buckle, double-oval frame with knop on both outside edges (28.5 x 14mm), one pointed like the head of a bird, the other in the form of its tail, narrowed central bar, pin missing. See later broadly related types in Whitehead (2003), nos.275 and 388 (c.1550-c.1650). Perhaps 15th-16th century.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-47CDF6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval copper alloy buckle, a rectangular frame with profuse file marks and sides and edges of pentagonal cross-section, and a pin of rectangular section with a boss or grip near the loop. Cf. Egan and Pritchard 1991, no. 425. Length 21.5mm. Width 34mm. c.1350 - c.1450.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-47C590
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A lead weight, probably dating to the later Medieval or early post medieval period (AD 1400 to 1700). The weight is approximately rectangular in plan and hemispherical in section. The upper surface is decorated with an integrally-cast saltire cross and possesses a small circular piercing. The piercing is situated between two of the arms of the cross. The weight measures 25mm in length, 22mm in width, 8mm in thickness and weighs 25.22g.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-47B8EA
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval copper alloy trapezoidal buckle frame with offset, narrowed bar, a ridge on the exterior of the sides at each corner, and five filed grooves on the thick outside edge. Cf. Egan and Pritchard 1991, no. 438. Length 17mm. Width 16mm. Second half 14th century.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-479B3E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete medieval copper alloy asymmetrical double-looped buckle frame comprising the stumps of an oval outside loop and smaller rectangular inside loop, with a narrowing on the bar for the copper alloy pin (length 24.5mm) with transverse rib at loop. Extant length 18.5mm. Extant width 41mm. Width of smaller loop 28mm. Cf. Egan and Pritchard 1991, no. 472. 15th century.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2018
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Record ID: LON-4759B1
Object type: DRINKING VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval ceramic stoneware Siegburg drinking bowl dating from AD1350-1500. The sherd consists of part of the rim and bowl of the vessel. The rim is decorated with an applied round prunt. The vessel is unglazed and has a light grey fabric with some discoloration from its deposition environment. The complete vessel would have been a shallow drinking bowl with a thumbed pedestal foot, see Gaimster (1997:168 Fig 2) for a complete example. Dimensions: height: 27.39mm; length: 118.65mm; width: 58.54mm; thickness: 5.89mm; weight: 70.69mm. A similar Siegburg drinking bowl …
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-474944
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver cut half penny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272), dating to AD 1248-1250. Voided long cross class 3c, probably minted in London
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: NARC-4723BC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver Penny of Edward III (AD 1327-1377). Third 'Florin' coinage. Type 4. Long cross reverse with three pellets in each quadrant. London mint. AD 1344-1351. Diameter: 18.87mm, Thickness: 0.74mm, Weight: 1.0g. North Vol II, P 47, No 1116.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SF-470BCD
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Medieval seal matrix. It is of chess pawn form; the die is circular but the handle has a sub-square cross-section and ends in an incomplete suspension loop. The die depicts a bird walking left turning its head backwards with a wing raised and extended. The legend reads [...]IVE(SV). possible star. A beaded cirlce separates the central motif from the inner edge of the legend. The inscription could be PRIVE SV (I am private) which is a common inscription on small, impersonal seal matrices of the 14th century. Height: 14.35 mm Diameter: 16.16 mm Th…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-46A3C7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper alloy buckle of single loop D-shaped design, the entire two piece object coated in verdigris. The pin is still present and attached, resting in a complementary groove framed by two small knops. The side sections of the loop connecting the notch to the attachment bar are bow shaped and unornamented. Whitehead (2003) suggests a date of between 1250 and 1400 based on the style of the strap bar and edges.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scopwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-468939
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval (14th to 17th century) cup for weights: A complete cast copper alloy weight box which originally would have held a set of nested cup weights. The lid is circular in plan and decorated with fine concentric rings. It has two small circular perforations towards opposite edges. The upper surface has two mounts riveted to the surface. The first is a moulded V-shaped mount riveted to the lid and it has a perforated lug at the tip forming an element of the hinge. It is hinged to a separate mount on the exterior wall of the cup, which has two perforated lugs extendin…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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