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Record ID: PUBLIC-64BC92
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete whetstone of probable early-medieval date (c. AD 800 - 1100). Description: The whetstone is formed from a very fine-grained, sedimentary, mica-rich stone. It is sub-trapezoidal in plan with tapering sides and is trapezoidal in cross section although there is significant post-depositional damage that has changed its profile. Both ends are broken, probably in antiquity. Two sides are flat and smooth. The other sides are damaged. Measurements: Length 86.72mm: Width 25.09mm: Thickness 16.29mm: Weight 63.33g Discussion: Dating of whetstones is difficult as they were used fr…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-647D74
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper-alloy thimble of early post-medieval date. Description: The thimble has a tapered body, pointed crown and manually-punched, rectangular pits. The pits on both the body and the crown of the thimble are in a right-hand spiral pattern. The pits on the body begin about one quarter of the way up from the base. Between the pits and the base there is a circumferential groove above a decorated band. The decoration on the band is a pattern of repeated, facing half-annulets. Measurements: Height 18.16mm: Diameter 15.94mm: Weight 2.24g. Discussion: This style of thimble is dated to …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-64689C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete cast copper alloy double looped buckle c.1350-1650. With just over half of the buckle remaining (29.2mm length and 27.5mm wide) the frame is shallow D-shaped in cross section being rounded on the top and flat on the reverse and waisted adjacent to the narrowed strap bar that has rust traces, indicating an iron pin. The remaining loop is also D-shaped and has a pin notch on the front edge probably more due to wear than design. Thickness 2.3mm and weight 4.2g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Sunday 18th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-60F39B
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A domed, gilded, cast copper alloy object, possibly a dagger or knife pommel of probable medieval or early post-medieval date, about AD1300 - 1700. The piece is circular in outline and highly domed with angled sides and rounded top. The sides have extensive remains of gilding. The concave back is entirely filled with iron corrosion apart from a small rectangular slot that runs through the corrosion and appears to hold remains of a grained iron substance, either wrought iron or organic material filled with iron corrosion. The copper alloy dome is 19.1mm in diameter, 11.0mm tall and 2.…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-60BAE9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A probable copper alloy Royal farthing token of Charles I (1625-1649) dating to c.1636-1649. Crown with sceptres and saltire obverse. Oval flan. Very little detail surviving. Date: Post Medieval. Diameter: 16.05mm. Thickness: 1.85mm. Weight: 1.53g. Die axis:
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: PAS-608E5B
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete late early-medieval cast copper-alloy harness link (c. 11th century AD). The object would have consisted of a central circular plate with boss from which four arms would have emerged, one at each cardinal point; one arm has been lost completely, while another arm now only has a vestigial loop. Integral with the central circle is a high domed boss which is hollow backed. The arms are semicircular in cross-section, with a flat reverse. The surviving loops are oval and bevelled externally. They feature three rounded knops, one at each cardinal point. The object is a red-b…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-608719
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
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A copper alloy sestertius of Commodus (AD 175-192), dating to AD 190 (Reece Period 9). LIB AVG P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI S C reverse type depicting Libertas standing left, holding pileus and rod. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 430, no. 562.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-607909
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of Post-Medieval date, circa AD 1550 - 1650. The buckle is a double looped oval with moulded decoration. Just over half of the buckle has been lost to worn breaks. Trilobed, trefoil mouldings are present to the surviving loop and bar terminal. The reverse is flat and undecorated and the pin no longer remains. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The buckle is 30.9mm long, 24.5mm wide, 3.3mm thick and weighs 5.3g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead, p.65, no.397 and is dated to circa AD 1550 - 1650. Ref: Whitehead, R. (1996). Buc…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-605B2F
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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An incomplete copper-alloy sword belt hanger buckle of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 -1630. The buckle is a double loop rectangle, though one end has been lost to worn breaks. An integral semi-circular suspension loop projects from one side, above the bar. The sides of the frame are angled and no decoration is present. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The buckle is 38.3mm long, 34.7mm wide, 3.7mm thick and weighs 7.2g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead p.76, no.472 and is dated to circa AD 1500 - 1630. The suspension loop on the published example is at right …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6038EE
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy possible stylus of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 -1800. The object is square in section tapering to a blunted point at one end and is flat at the other. It is undecorated. The metal has a mid-white patina and is worn. The object is 71.5mm long, 9.6mm wide, 8.9mm thick and weighs 47.8g. Styli of lead are known to have been in use from the Medieval to post-medieval periods and are thought to have been used as often for on-site tasks demanding functional literacy as for more formal writing tasks. Iron and copper alloy styli are more likely to date to th…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-602906
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy bag seal of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1804 - 1968. The seal is circular in plan with a rectangular cross section and is comprised of a single disc of metal which is perforated by a hole running across its diameter. The hole would have been for wire or textile ligatures which were used to secure a bag. The front has a stamped design featuring a circumferential border of raised pellets within which is the text "Carter" in flowing italics. The reverse bears a second circumferential border of raised pellets with the text "LONDON" around the edge. The seal was issued b…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: PAS-602147
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete late early-medieval cast copper-alloy harness link (c. 11th century AD). The object consists of a central plate with boss; part of one of the terminal loops have been lost. The arms are semicircular in cross-section, with a flat reverse. At what would have been the centre of the complete link there is a low moulded boss with a small knop extending either side of the plate. The boss is solid. The plate terminated at each end in a loop; as noted, one is now vestigial. The other is circular and features three rounded knops, one at each cardinal point. The object is a red-bro…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wimborne St. Giles CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-601B54
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy French Jetton issued under Charles VII (1422-1461) of France dating to 1418-1450. Paschal lamb type of Bourges (Berry), obverse GETES SANS FALIR, Paschal lamb, reverse AmES DIEV ET LO, Cross pattee, lis in angles. Minted at Bourges.Reference: Obverse - Mitchiner 1998, pg.199, no.558. Date: Medieval. Diameter: 23.5mm. Thickness: 1.25mm. Weight: 2.39g. Die axis:
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-600FE2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Eardisland Excavation 2000-2010 Site Summary: Finds were made during the excavation of a mound in the grounds adjacent to the dwelling: Burton Court Eardisland. The trench in which the majority of artefacts were found measured 5 metres by 3 metres. The stratified assemblage of pottery is of regional importance being especially well preserved and evidence for a domestic non-castle medieval site dating from the twelfth to early thirteenth centuries (1100-1250) Site number:BC 01 Sector: D Context number:107 One body sherd of local Herefordshire …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: SOM-600101
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy irregular (barbarous) radiate coping a coin of the deified Claudius II Gothicus (268-270) dating to AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). CONSCRATIO reverse type depicting an eagle standing left, head turned to right, mint unclear, cf Cunetio no.2877.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-5FFBD3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Eardisland Excavation 2000-2010 Site Summary: Finds were made during the excavation of a mound in the grounds adjacent to the dwelling: Burton Court Eardisland. The trench in which the majority of artefacts were found measured 5 metres by 3 metres. The stratified assemblage of pottery is of regional importance being especially well preserved and evidence for a domestic non-castle medieval site dating from the twelfth to early thirteenth centuries (1100-1250) Site number: BC 01 Sector: D Context number: 105 An abraded flat base sherds which co…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-5FF6F1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is circular with a flat top and base and a central perforation running through it. All surfaces appear undecorated and are worn. The metal has a mid-yellow/grey patina. The object is 32.1mm in diameter, 11.3mm thick and weighs 69g. The perforation is 9.5mm in diameter. The term 'weight' is used here in its broadest sense to include uses that do not involve weighing (e.g. holding-down, tensioning, etc.). They were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty w…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5FF54F
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Mount (furniture) of Post-Medieval date (AD 1700-1900). The object is composed of a four lobed flat plate with a central perforation, through which a tapering shaft component passes. The shaft expands to either side of the plate with the back portion being formed of an expanded lobed with a small circular central spur. The opposing end expands to a circular lobe beyond which is an integral loop through which is a ring. The plate retains traces of rivets on each of the four lobes. The metal had a pitted brown patina. Plate: Length: 44.14mm, Width: 20.79mm, Thic…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Record ID: HESH-5FED3C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Eardisland Excavation 2000-2010 Site Summary: Finds were made during the excavation of a mound in the grounds adjacent to the dwelling: Burton Court Eardisland. The trench in which the majority of artefacts were found measured 5 metres by 3 metres. The stratified assemblage of pottery is of regional importance being especially well preserved and evidence for a domestic non-castle medieval site dating from the twelfth to early thirteenth centuries (1100-1250) Site number: BC 01 Sector: D Context number: 105 12 abraded body sherds of Worcester …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-5FDCC2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy strap fitting of medieval date, circa AD 1150 - 1450. The fitting comprises an ovate frame with a large single collared knop extending to the outer curved edge. The opposite edge is flattened, narrowed and recessed to form a bar. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The fitting is 19.8mm long, 13.3mm wide, 5.3mm thick and weighs 1.9g. A similar fitting is illustrated in Egan and Pritchard, p.221, fig.138, no.1192 and is described as a pendant loop which would have been suspended from a bar mount.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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