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Record ID: HESH-18971A
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy toy, probably a musket or similar firearm of probable post medieval date (1600-1700). The firearm is incomplete and is irregular in plan and profile. It consists of an irregular oval shaped faceted barrel which extends into an ornately shaped irregular broken stock. The stock is broadly rectangular in plan and in cross section; it tapers from the junction with the barrel and is broken across the narrowest point - originally it would have flared to form a triangular shaped lower stock. A cast trigger loop is positioned directly beneath the barrel and adj…
Created on: Friday 4th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 10th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chetton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-189308
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A broken incomplete cast copper alloy guard from a small-sword or dress sword of late post medieval date (1650 - 1800). Approximately half the guard survives; it is an irregular oval shape in plan being concave / dished in profile and distorted from original shape. On the internal edge are the remains of a rectangular slot through which the tang of the blade passed. It is across this slot that the hilt guard is broken. The size of the tang cannot be assessed due to the damage. The upper and lower faces of the plate are decorated with a similar design comprising a seated figure in clas…
Created on: Friday 4th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chetton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-1884BE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and abraded buckle plate formed from a sheet of gilded copper alloy of probable medieval date (AD 1150-1400). The sheet is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and would have been folded around the offset bar of a single looped buckle frame. A small fragment of this frame survives with ornament bulbous knops on the corners of the frame. A single notch has been cut from the plate at the mid point - through here a rectangular buckle pin would have fitted. Both the upper and lower parts survive along with the remains of a leather strap held between them. The opposite end termina…
Created on: Friday 4th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eardington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-187FB5
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy pedestal / pendant seal matrix of medieval date (1250-1400). Originally the die was circular and now is roughly oval in plan due to combination of old breaks and abrasion. The reverse originally rose to form a pendant / suspension loop but is now broken. The body of the matrix is a hexagonal pedestal formed from six tapering sides which rise to the mid-point and terminate in a series of moulded bands. The pierced loop would have extended above this but is now lost. A transverse hole has been drilled through the moulded bands and the remains of iron wire is present; this s…
Created on: Friday 4th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 17th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-187A6D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy 'signet' finger ring with engraved seal matrix bezel of probable post medieval or early modern date (1600 - 1800 AD). The hoop of the finger ring was oval (an irregular D shape) in plan and D shaped in cross section; it is now incomplete having been broken across the rear of the hoop and the shape is now heavily distorted. The hoop flares (expands) at the shoulders of the ring to form the bezel. The bezel is rectangular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. The external face of the oval bezel has a well formed and executed incised / engraved des…
Created on: Friday 4th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chetton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-185963
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl Medieval to Post Medieval date (1100 - 1650 AD), most probably later medieval (1300-1600 AD). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and bi-convex in section; it has a rim / cast ridge running around its outer edge. The central hole is circular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 9.3mm. When reported and photographed the central hole was filled with hard compacted soil - when it was removed an irregular sub-triangular depression most probably a casting flaw in the internal side wall of the hole was revealed.…
Created on: Friday 4th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 10th December 2015
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Record ID: HESH-081C26
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, cast copper alloy prick spur, possibly dating to the late Medieval period circa (AD 1200-1500). The fragment is broadly T-shaped in plan, comprising of the remains of the spur which has a 'D' shaped cross section. The neck protrudes from the spur at 90 degrees and is cylindrical in cross section. The neck tapers from the spur which is cylindrical in section and terminates in a bi-pyramidal formed goad with rounded edges which curves from the neck. The goad projects 25.56mm in height from the spur and is 9.39mm wide at the terminal and 5.1mm thick at the neck. The goa…
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: HESH-07E49A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment from the head and upper bow of a cast copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch dating from AD 75 - 175. The fragment of the brooch is distorted with the bow being further bent and distorted - probably deliberately in antiquity. The head of the brooch is oval in plan. The reverse of it is divided by a vertical rectangular bar which is pierced at the mid-point. It is through this hole that the spring / pin would have been fixed. Both the pin and spring are lost. The head of brooch tapers from a flared upper bow and then expands with a thickened ridge below which three mo…
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Malpas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-07DB3E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative Polden Hill (flat wing ends type, West Midlands) brooch, Mackreth 2011, 4.a-4.b. Plate 46, of Roman date (AD80-120). The wings are semi-cylindrical and the perforated wing / end caps are lost. The pin, axis bar, spring are also lost. A large depression is present on the reverse of the brooch; this is filled with a black coloured deposit. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular (comma shaped) in profile. The upper edge of the head has a flat triangular wedge shaped boss - which is probably all that remains of a rearward pr…
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: HESH-07C189
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy double looped sub-oval buckle with concave edges. The buckle frame, in plan, is broadly rectangular. The upper surface of the frame is slightly convex. The two loops are broadly the same size, trapezoidal in plan with a flat edge to the strap bar and pointed corners at the four corners of the buckle. The internal edges of the frame have been bevelled. The strap bar is narrowed and sub-circular in section with rounded edges. The pin is formed from a flat piece of cooper alloy that has been curved around the strap bar. The pin has a pointed end and m…
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
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Record ID: HESH-07A1E8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper alloy pattern half penny of Queen Anne (AD 1702-1714) dating from AD 1705 onwards. The obverse depicts a large bust of Anne facing left. The reverse is a possible depiction of Anne seated with a shield. The legend is not legible and the reverse is too worn to further identify. Similar examples are illustrated in Peck (1960) plate 12, nos 718-730. The object measures 23.25mm in diameter, 1.96mm thickness and weighs 3.2g. Wilson Peck, C., (1960) English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, 1558-1958 London : The Trustees of the British Muse…
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ewloe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0710F1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman coin: A silver denarius of Elagabalus (AD 218-222) Reece Period 10. PAX AVGVSTI reverse type depicting Pax with sceptre and olive branch. Mint of Rome. RIC vol 4, part 2. Page 36. no 125.
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0635D7
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy toy or miniature cauldron, dating to the late Medieval or early Post Medieval period, circa AD 1400 - 1600. In plan the cauldron is sub-circular with a rounded body and loop handles. The cauldron has a flared rim with a flat rim with rounded edges. The rim tapers inward to the neck before extending again to a rounded body. The base of the body has a slightly sagging base. Two diametrically opposed looped handles are positioned from the rim to the upper belly of the pot. The cross section of these loops is rod like and they are angular in profile. From t…
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 4th January 2016
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Record ID: HESH-0509EA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman cooper alloy AS of Trajan (AD 98 - AD 117) dating to (AD 103-111) Reece Period 10. Reverse type: Fortuna standing left holding rudder, resting on prow with cornucopiae. RIC vol 2. no. 500.
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 4th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-33D62F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete late Roman/ Early-Medieval (AD 400-600) penannular brooch of Fowler's Type D. The frame is sub-circular in plan, and oval in section. The pin is missing. The brooch is made from a single cylindrical piece of copper alloy that has been bent with the outer edges touching to form a terminal. The terminals which have nipped in sides and a groove across each end (Booth, 2015: type D2). There is no further decoration on this brooch. The surface has a dark green coloured patina. The frame measures 27.75,mm in diameter, 2.61mm thick at the terminal and weighs 3.3g. A simil…
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 12th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-33CEE5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver buckle of late post-medieval to early modern (early Georgian) date (1690-1720). The frame of the buckle is rectangular in plan with two centrally positioned drilled holes to accommodate an iron axis bar which holds the pin and chape. In profile the length of the buckle frame is curved and the width is straight sided. The external face of the frame is decorated with a series of cast decoration which comprises of a rolling scroll on the upper and lower frame with sub circular pellets situated within the scroll. Within the scroll are a number of incised lines and pe…
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th November 2015
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Record ID: HESH-3361A7
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early to Middle Neolithic knife knapped from a mid-brown coloured flint dating to circa 4000 - 3500 BC. The flint object is D shaped in plan and is knapped from a secondary flake. The dorsal face has been re-worked on the straight edge from the proximal to distal end. The retouch is long, stepped and semi-abrupt. The opposing long edge has cortex present covering 50% that would have enabled the flint to be handled and used as a knife. The other 50% of the long edge has a 'backed edge' with abrupt retouch. The distal end on the dorsal face has been knapped to form a point. The ventr…
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-323D9A
Object type: CURTAIN FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy ring or loop which possibly functioned as a curtain fitting of the Late Medieval to Post Medieval period, dating to 15th - 17th centuries. The object is sub circular in plan and is bi-trapezoidal in cross section with rounded and smooth surfaces. The curtain fitting is a dark green in colour, with an abraded surface patina. Similar rings are illustrated in Margeson (1993, p. 82, Fig 47, no: 522-524). Margeson describes them as being suspension rings which were probably multi-functional, including curtain rings. The three excavated from Norwich (No. 522-524) …
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-32069B
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy tall handle type seal matrix, probably dating to circa 17th century. The seal matrix has an oval face with an incised legend. The legend reads 'William' with the letters in reverse. The handle tapers from the face to a suspension loop. The piercing is sub circular and has a rounded pointed knop on the upper outer edge. The piercing is located in line with the incised lettering on the front face. Below the piercing is a decoration of two incised lines placed circumferentially around the handle. The object is presumed to be dated to the later Post Medieva…
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-3203D1
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD1 - 1650), most probably later medieval (AD1150-1600). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and in profile is bi-convex. There is a central sub-circular perforation which measures 8.51mm in diameter. The perforation is irregular in shape possibly due to wear. One face of the whorl has a raised circumferential rib. There is also the remains of raised ribs and possibly pellets as seen on other examples, such as (HESH-4FCB15) discovered in Cheshire East. Although the decoration on this example is now very w…
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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