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Record ID: YORYM-231508
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A lead-alloy possible gaming piece of uncertain date. The object is circular in plan with a central perforation running through it. The base is flat and the top is crenelated. Weight: 39.1g. Due to a lack of contextual evidence and any diagnostic features it is not possible to date this object any more closely. It may date from the Roman to Post-Medieval periods and may have served a function other than that suggested here.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-2306D4
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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Two lead-alloy possible gaming pieces of uncertain date. Both objects are circular in plan with central perforations running through them. The bases are flat and the tops are crenelated. Weight 1: 43.8g. Weight 2: 37g. Due to a lack of contextual evidence and any diagnostic features it is not possible to date this object any more closely. It may date from the Roman to Post-Medieval periods and may have served a function other than that suggested here.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-663D8A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1730 - 1790. The buckle is sub-rectangular with a drilled frame for a separate spindle. The corners are rounded and the front surface is decorated with moulded oblique ribs on a finely striated background. The spindle, chape and pin no longer remain. The metal has a dark black/brown patina and is in fair condition. The buckle is 23.4mm long, 19.8mm wide, 3.2mm thick and weighs 2.2g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead, p.112, no.715 and is dated to c.AD 1730 - 1790.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6624BC
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1250 - 1500. The buckle is a single loop D-shape with a narrowed strap bar. The pin no longer remains. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The buckle is 16.2mm long, 15mm wide, 2.1mm thick and weighs 1.2g. Similar example are illustrated in Whitehead (1996), p.18 and are dated to circa AD 1250 - 1500.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-660B59
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver sixpence of Philip and Mary dated to AD 1554. Oval garnished shield with arms of Spain and England; crown above separating mark of value V/I reverse. Lis initial mark. Mint of London. North Vol 2, p.129, no.1970.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-65AF4A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A silver groat of Henry VIII dating to the period AD 1509 - 1526. First coinage. Long cross over royal shield reverse. Castle initial mark. Mint of London. North Vol 2, p.109, no. 1762.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-655A6C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Valentinain dating to the period AD 364 - 378 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type depicting emperor dragging captive right. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-654563
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 330 - 341 (Reece Period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers with one standard. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-652BC3
Object type: DISC
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A possibly complete copper-alloy disc of probable Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 1000. The object is circular and flat, stamped on one surface with a series of irregularly spaced ring and dot designs. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The object is 14.8mm in diameter, 1.4mm thick and weighs 1.1g. There are no obvious means of attachment on the object to suggest its possible function and, while ring and dot is a common feature in Early-Medieval decoration, it is also used in the Roman, medieval and later periods.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-55DF78
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver Republican denarius of Mark Antony dating to the period 32 - 31 BC (Reece Period 1). Uncertain reverse depicting legionary eagle between two standards. Travelling mint. These coins were struck by Mark Antony in travelling mints for the use of his fleet and legions when he was preparing for the struggle with Octavius, which culminated in the Battle of Actium on the 2nd of September, 31 BC. The debased nature of this coinage meant that is remained in circulation for an extended period into the 3rd century AD so are most often found in very worn condition or with bankers' assay marks.
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-55CCBD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver shilling of Elizabeth I dating to the period AD 1560 - 1561. First issue. Square shield on long cross fourchee reverse. Cross crosslet initial mark. Mint of London. North Vol 2, p.133, no.1985.
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-5594AC
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy dress hook of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1550 - 1750. The dress hook is of Reads Class E, Type 3 being sub-circular in plan. The main plate is ovate with moulded relief openwork decoration in the form of an unequal armed cross with central pellet. A trapezoidal attachment loop projects from one edge of the plate and the opposite end extends into an integral shank which terminates in a worn break. The shank would have formed a curved hook. Pellets are present at the junction between the main plate and attachment hook. The metal has a mid-green patina and is wo…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-54F44D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A worn silver coin of uncertain denomination probably of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1485 - 1660. The coin is worn smooth on both faces though is stamped on one side with the initials PC topped by a left facing fish. Probably reused as a love token.
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-54AABB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A silver penny of Henry III dating to the period AD 1251 - 1272. Voided long cross reverse. Moneyer uncertain. Mint uncertain. Class 5c. North Vol 1, p.227, no.993.
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-545854
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver threepence of Elizabeth I dating to AD 1566. Second Issue. Squared shield on long cross fourchee reverse. Lion initial mark. Mint of London. North Vol 2, p.135, no.1998.
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-541308
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy mount of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1700. The mount is in the form of a six-pointed star with a raised centre resulting in a domed profile. The upper surface is decorated with a series of irregular punched annulets. A square sectioned shaft projects from the centre of the reverse. The shaft is bent and tapers to a worn point. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The mount is 18.1mm x 17.1mm, 3.3mm thick (12.5mm with shaft) and weighs 3.2g. Similar examples have been recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database as YORYM-DC78F3, YORYM-E55DB…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-0128B4
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy thimble of medieval date, c.AD 1300 - 1500. The thimble has been distorted but will have had a circular with sides which curve towards the top where they form the crown, creating a dome. A small circular perforation is present at the centre of the dome from which a series of irregular spiralling pits extend towards the base. A circumferential groove is present at the base of the thimble. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The thimble is 12.7mm in height, 22.5mm x 10.7mm wide, 1.1mm thick and weighs 2.8g. Thimbles have been in common use in England f…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-010D54
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy strap end of medieval date, c.AD 1150 - 1450. The object is a composite strap end comprised of two plates which are sub-rectangular in plan, tapering towards a curved terminal with a small knoped protrusion. The plates are undecorated and two rivets remain; one at the rounded terminal, the other at the attachment end. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The strap end is 25.6mm long, 14.2mm wide, 2.4mm thick and weighs 2.5g. Similar examples are illustrated in Egan and Pritchard (2002), p.142, fig.93.
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-00F55E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1250 - 1400. The buckle is a single looped oval with a narrowed and offset bar and ornate outer edges. Two prominent knops flank five grooves on the outer edge of the loop which act as rests for the pin. The remains of a pin are looped around the bar though its tip has been lost to an old worn break. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The buckle is 22.5mm long, 22.8mm wide, 4.2mm thick and weighs 3.7g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead p.22, no.87 and is dated to circa AD 1250 - 1400.
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-00CCDE
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy rotary key of medieval date, c.AD 1150 - 1450. The stem of the key is ovate and hollow with both ends terminating in worn breaks. A sub-rectangular bit projects from one end of the stem and comprises a rectangular ribbed panel from which three wards with two clefts project. A transverse slot extends from one edge into the centre of the bit. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The key is 57.7mm long, the stem is 8.4mm in diameter. The bit is 18.2mm wide, 4.7mm thick. The key weighs 20.8g. Keys of a similar form are illustrated in Egan (2010) p.155…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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