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Record ID: YORYM-54A6EC
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A fragment of a Humber Ware vessel of medieval date, c.AD 1250 - 1500. The object is a partial handle from a large jug. The handle is ovate, expanding one end where it would have joined the vessel proper, forming part of the wall of the vessel. Both ends terminate in worn breaks. The fabric is hard fired with a grey core and red outer edges. It has a rough texture with gritty inclusions. An olive-green glaze covers most of the fragments and traces of a yellow slip can also be determined. Ovate recesses are present to either side of the handle where it meets the body. The vessel is…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-FEB6E8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A fragment of a wheelthrown ceramic vessel of medieval date, c.AD 1350 - 1550. The fabric is a pale orange colour with an orange/yellow glaze on both surfaces. Possibly Humber Ware. The fragment is 47.6mm long, 30.7mm wide, 16.9mm thick and weighs 16.4g. Jennings (1992, p.28) describes Humber Ware vessels as utilitarian and functional and, while some forms are decorated, the forms are still much simpler than earlier types. Ref: Jennings, S. 1992. Medieval Pottery in the Yorkshire Museum. York, Yorkshire Museum.
Created on: Friday 24th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-FE5DE0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A fragment of a wheelthrown ceramic vessel of medieval date, c.AD 1350 - 1450. The fabric is a pink-buff colour with abundant quartzite inclusions. An orange/yellow glaze is present on the outer surface of the fragment. Possibly Red Sandy Ware. The fragment is 47.6mm long, 30.7mm wide, 16.9mm thick and weighs 16.4g.
Created on: Friday 24th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-ED2699
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete chalk bead of uncertain date. The bead is spherical and formed of a probable natural chalk fossil, perhaps similar to coral. A roughly central drilled hole is present and there is a small break to one edge. The object is 7.4mm tall, 13.5mm in diameter and weighs 1.4g. The perforation is 4.8mm in diameter. The object does not display any clearly diagnostic features and was recovered removed from any context. As such, it is not possible to date this object.
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-ECDE47
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete worked chalk object, possibly a pendant, of uncertain date. The object is sub-ovate with a wide lower curved end and narrower upper end. The narrower end has a hole, possible for suspension, which has been drilled from both sides. Faint linear striations can be determined on both sides though are likely too shallow to be purposefully made and may be a result of post-depositional damage. The object is 48.2mm long, 38.2mm wide, 11mm thick and weighs 23.5g. The perforation is 5.8mm in diameter A similar object from a chalk pit in Hessle, East Yorkshire is held in the collecti…
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-EBDF61
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete knapped lithic implement of probable Mesolithic to Bronze Age date, circa 10,000 - 800 BC. The implement is a piece of debitage, or waste material, produced during the knapping process formed of a tertiary flake. It is sub-rectangular in plan and ovate in section. The dorsal surface displays conchoidal fractures and a bulb of percussion. Three possible flake removals are present on the ventral surfaced denoted by further conchiodal fractures. Possible retouch is present to the right edge of the mesial portion on the ventral surface. The flint is dark orange in colour. It m…
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-EBB254
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A natural nodule of flint with small possible blade removals of uncertain date. The nodule is sub-U-shaped with an ovate section and has a mid-grey/brown cortex covering most of the surface. One tip of the nodule displays three parallel negative scars from flake/blade removals. The resulting edge is fairly sharp. It is not possible to determine when the removals occurred. They may be ancient or more recent. The nodule is 92.3mm long, 50mm wide, 37.2mm thick and weighs 200g.
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D7DF19
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy stacking trade weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1800. The weight is circular in plan with slightly raised sides and a central circular depression to the base. The upper surface bears an indistinct design featuring a crowned devise or lettering. The metal has a shiny brassy patina and is worn. The weight is 21.7mm in diameter, 5.5mm thick and weighs 12g. This is likely to be a single example from a nested set of differing sizes and weights which were used to weigh gold and silver in the form of coin, small objects or scrap metal or other precious materials.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D7BFD4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy halfpenny trade token of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1799. The token was issued by N. Bolingbrokes Haberdasher in Norwich. Obverse Description: Castle keep over lion facing left Obverse Inscription: MAY NORWICH FLOURISH // PRO BONO PUBLICO Reverse Description: Shield Reverse Inscription: NORFOLK AND NORWICH HALFPENNY 1799 Edge: PAYABLE AT N BOLINGBROKES HABERDASHER NORWICH The token is 29.6mm in diameter and weighs 8.9g.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D78927
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of James I dating to the period AD 1603 - 1604. First Coinage. Square shield reverse. Thistle initial mark. Mint of London. North Vol 2, p.144, no.2077.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D75F08
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver probable halfgroat of Elizabeth I dating to the period AD 1558 - 1603. Uncertain Issue. Square shield on long cross fourchee reverse. Uncertain initial mark. Mint of London. The coin is extremely worn, especially on the obverse, rendering diagnostic detail illegible. The attribution of halfgroat is based on the weight and diameter of the coin.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D7346B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Aurelian dating to the period AD 270 - 275 (Reece Period 13). FORTVNA REDVX reverse type depicting Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel under chair. Mint of Siscia. RIC V, pt.1, p.289, no.220.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D6DF48
Object type: MACE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy mace head of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. Only a fragment of the head of the object remains which features four sub-triangular projections extending from an integral curved back plate. The metal has a mid-grey/green patina and is worn. The object is 41.9mm long, 28.1mm wide, 12.9mm thick and weighs 29.9g. The exact function of these objects is not currently known and it has been suggested that they may be ecclesiastical staff fittings rather than weapons. They are relatively rare finds in the British Isles, with a focus in central England though a numbe…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D6B4CE
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy ingot of indeterminate date. The ingot has an irregular D-shaped section and has a curved profile. It is undecorated and possible hammer marks are present over the surface. Both terminals are broken and worn. The metal has a dark grey/black patina and is worn. The ingot is 53.2mm long, 11.3mm wide, 6.5mm thick and weighs 23.9g.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D69C18
Object type: CHAPE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy knife or dagger scabbard chape of late medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1400 - 1600. The chape is formed from a single sheet of copper-alloy, now distorted, which will have been rolled into a tapered cylindrical form. The closed tip has been lost to old worn breaks and the open attachment end is crenelated. Two rivet holes can be determined to one side of the open end. The body of the chape is decorated with incised geometric designs featuring a double banded border to the open end with cross-hatching below. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D4E33D
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 1620 - 1680. The buckle is a double loop trapezoid with expanded pointed ends and lobed protrusions to either end of the strap bar. Only a fragment of the bar remains, the middle portion having been lost to worn breaks. The tip of a circular sectioned pin is retained and adhered by corrosion to one of the outer loops. The metal has a mid-grey/green patina and is worn. The buckle is 42.2mm long, 21.8mm wide, 2.9mm thick and weighs 5.5g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead, p.82, no.512 and is dated to circa AD 16…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D4C8A1
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bury
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An incomplete lead-alloy bag or bale seal of late Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1800. The seal is circular with worn edges and a roughly rectangular cross section. It is comprised of a single disc of metal which is perforated by a hole running across its diameter which would have been for wire or textile ligatures which were used to secure a bag. The obverse is decorated with a raised cross within a shield and circumferential beaded border and is likely to represent the town or province from which the seal originated. The reverse bears unclear text which are likely to represent the…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D4B59E
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bury
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1700 - 1900. The seal comprises a single disc of metal with mush of the original edge lost to worn breaks. One surface has traces of lettering though only a "G" can be determined. The other side has a large "I" The metal has a dark brown patina and is worn. The seal is 15.2mm in diameter and weighs 2.5g.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D49E69
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bury
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver sovereign penny of Henry VII or VIII dating to the period AD 1485 - 1547. Uncertain coinage. King enthroned issue. Long cross over Royal shield reverse. Unclear initial mark. The coin is very worn and has been pierced at 5 o'clock on the obverse. Some pierced/modified coins can come within the remits of Treasure Act 1996, including all finds of pierced silver or gold coins up to AD 1180 and some thereafter depending upon the nature of the piercing. Pierced medieval and later silver coins are however fairly common single finds and many are also known from hoards. This suggest…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D45574
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bury
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Claudius II dating to the period AD 268 - 270 (Reece Period 13). CONS[----------] reverse type depicting female figure standing left holding cornucopia in left had, unclear in right. Mint unclear.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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