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Record ID: YORYM-EF3A72
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sherd of a glass vessel of Roman date. The sherd is sub-triangular in shape with a D-shaped section. It is aclear, light green glass with no visible air bubbles. The longest edge has a projecting curved rim with is broken to the upper aspect from which the side of the vessel would have extended. The sherd is 61.1mm in length, 38.8mm wide, 11.3thick and weighs 24.2g. Jennifer Price, Emeritus Professor at Durham University, states that the sherd is likely to be from a square bottle of the later first or second century. A variety of prismatic-bodied bottles were utilised throughout th…
Created on: Thursday 27th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-C2D480
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2005 T382. Coin hoard: One groat of Mary I and two sixpences of Elizabeth I: Mary I (1553-1554); Groat (pomegranate) Elizabeth I; Sixpences: im pheon, 1564; im castle, 1571 Date: 1570s or later Discussion: The groat was found a few feet away from the two sixpences. Two non-coin items were found in the vicinity: a lead musket ball and the rim of a pottery vessel. The pottery fragment seems to belong to an originally sizable vessel and there is no particular reason to link it to the coins. A single musket ball would also make an unlikely companion to a group of c…
Created on: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holderness Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-C29B65
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2004 T482. A gold finger-ring set with a conical garnet. The hoop is hollow cast, oval in profile, and expands smoothly to the flattened bezel. There is a small tear on the top of one of the shoulders and a slight circular dent. The hoop is extremely narrow, so must have been made either for a child or a very petite woman. Dimensions: External diameter: 14.0 x 11.5 mm; internal: 8.5 x 6.1 mm; weight: 2.58g. Surface analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated a gold content of approximately 96 per cent. In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10…
Created on: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-C27D1D
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2004 T169. Two fragments of a gold bracelet, rectangular in section, without further diagnostic features. Disposition: Not Treasure; returned to finder. In light of the comments on dating the object falls outside of the criteria for Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. See Treasure Annual Report 2004 (2005), p.166, no.412. This Treasure Case was reported prior to 2007 at which time PAS database records for items of potential Treasure became mandatory. As such some information may be missing from the record and no image of the object could be lo…
Created on: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B3B254
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T143. Thick, bevelled, re-used cabochon garnet, the upper surface ground flat, set in a simple, well-fitting cell which is edged with a single strand of twisted wire rope. The suspension loop, which is made in one with the thin back plate, survives only as a damaged stub of lightly swaged strip. The back plate is deeply concave. Discussion: The Kirk Deighton pendant belongs to a large family of personal ornaments made in similar style that came into fashion in the 7th century. It would originally have been one of several on a high status necklace. It can be compa…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B38CE8
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T40. Two joining fragments form a parallel sided strip, or ribbon. The whole is heavily disfigured by buckling and denting, including a sharp bend at the break. Both ends are neatly squared suggesting that the complete object is present. One of the terminals is emphasised by a slight external beading. Prior to damage, the back would have been flat, while the front carries twenty-four very finely incised grooves aligned longitudinally. Discussion: This object cannot be identified with total certainty, but similar multi-grooved ribbon ornaments of Bronze Age date a…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B36A69
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T17. A medieval, silver-gilt signet ring. The bezel of the ring is octagonal with a beaded border. In its centre it is engraved with a heart surrounded by either a scourge or the Crown of Thorns. Within the heart is a cross with rounded, bulbous terminals. Around the hoop of the ring is an inscription in old French which reads: SAUNS DE PART ('without leaving'). The phrase is commonly used in love jewellery to express unending devotion. In this context, its meaning may have religious significance given the images drawn from the Passion of Christ which form the ri…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B349E1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T155. Undiagnostic fitting or mount. This is undiagnostic and was found pre-1996. As such it does not qualify as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. D THORNTON See Treasure Annual Report 2003 (2004), p.146, no.342. This Treasure Case was reported prior to 2007 at which time PAS database records for items of potential Treasure became mandatory. As such some information may be missing from the record and no image of the object could be located. The details of this find are now being added as part of a retrospective documentation project by…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B33A28
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T154. Post-medieval belt mount. In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. D THORNTON See Treasure Annual Report 2003 (2004), p.135, no.284. This Treasure Case was reported prior to 2007 at which time PAS database records for items of potential Treasure became mandatory. As such some information may be missing from the record and no image of the object could be located. The details of this find are now being added as part of a retrospective documentation …
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B329DE
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T153. Silver-gilt button, with cast head and separate shank. The pointed boss at the centre imitates a pointed gemstone. The strap-work ornament on the border indicates a mid-16th century date. In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. D THORNTON See Treasure Annual Report 2003 (2004), p.116, no.222. This Treasure Case was reported prior to 2007 at which time PAS database records for items of potential Treasure became mandatory. As such some information m…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B2F221
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T408. A medieval, silver-gilt circular brooch decorated with four equally spaced lozenges soldered to the frame of the brooch. Each lozenge bears a rudimentary cross. There is a break in the frame close to one lozenge and the pin is missing. In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. J P ROBINSON See Treasure Annual Report 2003 (2004), p.99, no.157. This Treasure Case was reported prior to 2007 at which time PAS database records for items of potential Trea…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B2D957
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T405. A medieval silver book clasp or box-mount of roughly rectangular shape, retaining two domed-headed rivets. It is decorated with a jagged, dog-tooth linear design forming four half-kite shaped motifs connected by a centrally placed horizontal line. Note: The date of discovery precedes the Treasure Act of 1996, therefore the find was not considered to be Treasure. J P ROBINSON See Treasure Annual Report 2003 (2004), p.134, no.210. This Treasure Case was reported prior to 2007 at which time PAS database records for items of potential Treasure became mandato…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B2B534
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T403. 1. Gold ring: large thin hoop with flat square bezel, pyramidal setting, empty of any stone. 2. Silver ring: thin silver band, broken, inscribed in capitals: MY HART IS YOVRS, with crosses between each word. The break is at the end of the text. This is a fairly common motto recorded by Joan Evans (English Posies and Posy Rings, Oxford, 1931) from the late 16th century onwards and rings with this inscription are held by the British Museum (e.g., 1961, 12-2, 232). In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Trea…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B153AE
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T402. A silver medieval livery badge fragment in the form of a crowned lion's head with protruding tongue. The part below the jaw line has been broken off. There are traces of gilding on the upper surface of the badge. On the reverse is a loop which would have been used to attach the badge to a garment or hat. Dimensions: Height; 15mm; Width: 17mm. In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Silke Ackermann This Treasure Case was reported prior to 2007…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B1005E
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T292. Triangular silver-gilt dress-hook, the backplate cut with foliate outline, with a broken-off hook at its apex. Engraved ornament and an inner triangle on the front, containing four knops. The whole surface is gilded. On the back, remains of hook soldered on and signs of where the attachment bar, now missing, was formerly attached. Discussion: Tudor dress-hooks often took a triangular or trefoil form, see for example the hook from Gooderstone, Norfolk (Treasure Annual Report 2001, no.148). This hook, with its engraved decoration, represents a new type to be …
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B0DEEA
Object type: RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T277. A Victorian scarf-ring in the shape of a coiled serpent. In light of the comments on dating the object falls outside of the criteria for Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. J A RUDOE See Treasure Annual Report 2003 (2004), p.140, no.312. This Treasure Case was reported prior to 2007 at which time PAS database records for items of potential Treasure became mandatory. As such some information may be missing from the record and no image of the object could be located. The details of this find are now being added as part of a retrospec…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B0BD6D
Object type: NECKLACE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T276. Three fragments originally identified as a dress tag; however, the object construction and delicacy argue against this. Perhaps a pendant, maybe of Tudor date. In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. D THORNTON See Treasure Annual Report 2003 (2004), p.135, no.285. This Treasure Case was reported prior to 2007 at which time PAS database records for items of potential Treasure became mandatory. As such some information may be missing from the recor…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-B01663
Object type: NECKLACE
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T275. A fragment of a silver necklace of modern date. A silver bead with filigree decoration. This type is widely produced in many parts of Europe and the Middle East. In light of the comments on dating the object falls outside of the criteria for Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. J A RUDOE See Treasure Annual Report 2003 (2004), p.139, no.307. This Treasure Case was reported prior to 2007 at which time PAS database records for items of potential Treasure became mandatory. As such some information may be missing from the record and no i…
Created on: Monday 24th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-4786D1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy sheath-footed sprung brooch of Roman date. The head of the brooch is comprised of a hollow cylinder, open at the back, within which a spring mechanism with approximately six turns of the spring is housed. The spring is looped around a central axis bar which is riveted through either end of the cylinder. The pin remains intact, tapering to a point. The front of the wings are decorated with double horizontal raised ribs with transverse grooves within which gilding is present. From the lower front aspect of the head a sub-rectangular sectioned bow extends with a c…
Created on: Wednesday 19th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 27th August 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-354FAC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete copper alloy headstud brooch of Roman date. The head of the brooch is comprised of rectangular wings the reverse of which acts as an integral double lug hinge mechanism though the mechanism and pin no longer remain. An integral attachment loop projects centrally from the upper edge of the head with a hatched rectangular collar. The front of the wings are stepped with two vertical grooves resulting in three raised rectangular panels, the middle of which is decorated with transverse grooves. An integral rectangular sectioned bow extends centrally from between the win…
Created on: Tuesday 18th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 27th August 2015
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