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    • Created: Monday 14th May 2018

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Record ID: SWYOR-A027B1
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Rotherham
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An unidentified, probably Modern object, probably dating from about AD 1850 - 1950. It is a subcircular disc of lead alloy with no obvious evidence of attachment nor breaks. The front face has a raised rim and a raised pellet in the centre. In the resulting groove are traces of coloured material, probably paint, in red and blue. The metal has a bumpy surface and a grey patina. The object is 16mm diameter, 2.8mm thick and 3.1g. It could be part of a toy.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A01D94
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A complete lead uniface token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval date, abouit AD 1400 to AD 1700. The token is circular and flat. The obverse design is seven radiating lines creating a crude palm leaf type motif. It has a raised outer rim. The reverse is undecorated. The token has a diameter of 18.6mm diameter, 2.8mm thick and 4g. It is a light grey colour.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A015DB
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A copper alloy rectangular mount of possible Medieval date, about AD 1066 - 1500. It is a large sheet of copper alloy, slightly curved longitudinally. It is perforated with six circular holes; four larger ones (about 5.8mm diameter), one in each corner, and two smaller ones (about 3.7mm) near one end. The smaller apertures may be replacements for the large ones at that end which are damaged; one has torn at the corner, and the other corner has been folded over. The mount has a well developed light green to brown patina. It is 66mm long, 23.6mm wide and 1.7mm thick. 11.9g.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A00DE4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A copper alloy mount of possible Early Medieval date, AD 410 - 1066. The mount is an unusual shape, reminisicent of a cowrie shell, a pulse or a coffee bean. It is pointed oval in plan, a quarter circle in cross section and has a slight curve longitudinally. The straight sides of the quarter circles are the reverse and there is a partial circular sectioned rivet in the middle. The front face is convex with a small border which is slightly bulbous and decorated with short radiating closely spaced ridges and grooves; giving the impression of a cowrie shell or similar natural object or fo…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9FF81D
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A copper alloy circular mount or stud with leather, or probable Post Medieval to Modern date, about AD 1700 - 1900. It is a metal stud with a thin round back plate ( 14mm diameter) and a shank of indeterminate section which passes through a circular rove or washer of 15mm diameter and thickness 1.6mm. The end of the shank is flattened to secure the stud. At least two, possibly three, layers of leather survive between the rivet and rove, and one piece extends to 41mm long and 26mm wide. 7.2g. Compare NLM-B3902D.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9FDE0E
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A copper alloy Post Medieval button dating from AD 1475 - 1650. It has a solid head and an integral attachment loop. It is biconvex in form, circular in plan, convex at the front and convex at the back. The integral shank has a circular perforation for attachment, but is now broken and incomplete. This button has a pitted. light brown surface. It is 12.9mm long, 9.8mm diameter. 3.1g. Compare SWYOR-C53C1D which cites IOW-4DCE66 which notes that "Similar buttons have been published and dated c. 1475-c. 1600 AD (Read 2005: 51-53, refs: 174-190)".
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9FC2B0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possibly part of a cast copper alloy leg from a Medieval to Post Medieval cooking vessel dating from about AD 1200 - 1900. The leg is flat, sub-rectangular, in cross section with convex rounded edges and a flat front and back. The leg terminates in a rounded but plain end with no clear 'foot', at the top it expands to form the wall of the vessel but is incomplete. The object is 32.4mm long, 50.6mm wide and 21.4mm thick. 101g. The metal is in very good condition. Compare BUC-7E4FD7 which is possibly an example of Butler, Green and Payne (2009, pg 4) Type 'a', lacking the foot. This typ…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 26th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9F9A2D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
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A copper alloy Roman brooch fragment; the enamelled constricting collar from the head loop of a brooch, probably a headstud brooch dating from AD 75 - 200. The collar is rectangular, but corroded so the edges are rounded. A double slot in the reverse allows the wire that forms the headloop of the brooch to pass through the collar, being constricted by it to form the neck below the head loop. The front of the collar is decorated with three lozenmge shaped cells of blue enamel, and flanking triangular red enamelling. Two short pieces of the copper alloy wire survive. The fragment is 13.2…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 26th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9F9012
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy domed thimble dating from the medieval period, about AD 1450 - 1530. It has large circular, probably drilled, indentations in a spiral up the sides and over the top. Some of the "pits" are holes rather than depressions. It has a plain rim with just a faint groove round the base. The thimble has a dark green glossy patina. It is 23.4mm tall, 21.5mm diameter and 8.5g. See Holmes (1988) Finds Research Group Datasheet 9 and Read (2006) 'Metal Thimbles' in The Searcher, October 2006.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 26th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9F5DAD
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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A lead alloy possible token or pilgrim souvenir dating from the Medieval period, about AD 1200 - 1500. It is a circular disc with faint markings on both sides which may be a deliberate design, or may be natural ripples in the metal. There appears to be a slightly raised border on the first face, and an oval shape above a crescent at the base. The oval resembles a human face. The other face appears to have a recessed beaded border, and bands of five parallel lines scratched in the surface to form a flattened cross (x). The token or possible pilgrim's badge is 28.7mm diameter, 2.3mm thic…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 26th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9F4530
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman coin: a nummus of the House of Constantine, Constantinopolis type, dating from AD 330 - 340 (Reece period 17), the reverse depicting Victory, standing left on a prow, holding sceptre and shield. This is possible a contemporary copy. It is 13.7mm diameter, 1.8mm thick and 0.93g.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 26th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9F2168
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
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A wall sherd from a ceramic vessel of probably Roman date, about AD 43 - 410. The fabric is fairly hard and has an abraded irregular fracture. It has frequent, poorly sorted incusions of shell and very small particles of mica. The fabric is buff on the inner face fading to dark grey on the outer face. The sherd is 66.8mm tall, 72.9mm wide and 5.4mm thick. 29.7g.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9F15B4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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Two sherds of Medieval cermaic vessel, dating from AD 1200 - 1500. The sherds are both wall sherds. The fabric is hard, gritty and irregular. It has frequent, poorly sorted angular inclusions. The matrix is light grey, with a thin dark buff coating on the outer face. The surfaces are pimply and the fracture is hackly. The inner face is thickly glazed with clear glaze, giving a pale yellow effect. The smaller piece has the outer face sanded with white grit. The larger piece is 55.9mm long, 40.7mm wide and 16.7mm thick. 50.6g. The smaller piece is 38.6mm long, 29.4mm wide and 18.7mm thi…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9F0214
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy incomplete mount of probable Post Medieval date, about AD 1500 - 1700. Only one terminal survives and it is a flat piece of metal in the shape of a fleur de lis. The base expands sideways into a lobed base. There is a rivet hole in the centre of the fleur, slightly countersunk on one face, and the edge of a second rivet hole is visible in the break at the lobed end of the fragment. The fragment has a fairly thin green patina and red colour to the metal. It is 26.2mm long, 20mm wide and 1.7mm thick. 2.3g. Compare CORN-9E0B4A.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9EE465
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A pierced copper-alloy Roman coin; a radiate of Gallienus (AD 253-268), sole reign, dating from the period AD 260-268 (Reece Period 13). FORTVNA REDVX reverse type depicting Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome, mintmark is a sigma in the right field. As Cunetio no. 1216. The coin is 20.7mm diameter, 1.6mm thick and 2.64g. The coin has been perforated at 7o'clock on the obverse by a circular hole of 2.6mm diameter. This may have been done in the Early Medieval period to reuse the coin as a pendant. The level of wear on the reverse and the good preservation…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9ED7A8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy annular brooch dating from AD 1200 - 1300. The frame has moulded decoration on the upper face depicting four zoomorphic heads with ears, brow ridge and long curving snout, arranged so there are two pairs of opposed heads. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Between each pair of heads is a c.2mm long plain section, one of which narrows to form the constriction for the pin. The unmoulded parts of the frame are D shaped in section. There are traces of a dark green patina, but much of it is missing. The pin is missing. The brooch is 29.4mm diameter, 2.4mm thick an…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9EB3D9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead possible weight or maybe a gaming piece of unknown date (Roman to Post Medieval). The object is a sub-circular disc which is asymmetrically conical with a rounded apex and rounded corners. The cone is not shaped to allow it to be easily picked up. Compare DENO-586058. The object is 9.6mm tall, 14mm diameter and 7.3g. It has a well developed cream patina. Compare CAM-4E757A and SWYOR-0CE8CD and for a probable gaming piece, see NLM-948453.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th May 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-9EABA1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval to early post-medieval double loop oval buckle dated to c1350-1650. The frame is plain with bevelled outside edge and comprises two oval loops divided by a narrowed central strap/pin bar onto which a fragment of the copper-alloy pin is attached. The back of the frame has bevelled inside edges.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bishopstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-9E9336
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unideintified object; a perforated lead disc pf unknown date (Roman to Post Medieval). It has a thickened rim on both faces, and the rim is uneven. The central perforation is oval and is wider on one face than on the other. The most interesting feature is the impression of a twisted cord across one face, across the centre and interreupted by the central aperture. The disc is slightly oval; it is 27.7mm maximum diameter (24.8mm smallest diameter) and 4.9mm thick. 23.1g.Compare ESS-8653E3.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9E75AE
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight possibly of Roman date, perhaps from a steelyard. The weight is ovoid or egg-shaped and has a circular perforation through it from top to bottom (of 2.8mm diameter) which could have housed an iron suspension loop. It has a mass of 546g (1lb 3oz) and is 52.2mm long and 43.3mm diameter. There is no need for a steelyard weight to conform to a specific weight. Steelyard weights of this form have been found in Roman contexts, but it could also be of later date. Compare SWYOR-364F05.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th May 2018
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