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Record ID: YORYM-968875
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy object, possibly a fragment of a brooch of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 500 - 700. The fragmentary piece is openwork with a sub-rectangular plate from which an integral stem projects. The rectangular plate has fluted sides with expanded ends and a sub-lozenge central perforation. The stem projects from one long edge of the main plate and terminates in a worn spatulate panel. A raised square panel is present on the stem. A worn knop to the opposite side of the plate suggests a similar stem may have projected from this point. The reverse is flat and undecorated. …
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-965A30
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy button and loop fastener of Roman date, c. AD 50 - 200. The head is a pointed ovate in shape with a raised circular boss within a circumferential recess. The pointed terminals are also raised. Ain integral shank extends down from the reverse of the boss and bends at 90 degrees before splitting in to two to form a circular attachment loop. The orientation of the shank results in the head and loop being on different plains. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The button and loop fastener is 50.6mm long, 16.7mm wide, 15.2mm thick and weighs 21.7g. Butto…
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-9634AA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy contemporary copy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 353 - 361 (Reece Period 18). Probably FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type depicting soldier spearing fallen horseman. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-9624E2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy weight with gilded copper-alloy insert of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 1100. The weight is circular in plan with a rectangular section and is inset with a disc of copper-alloy on the upper surface. The disc bears chip-carved decoration featuring a right facing beast, or bird, head. The beast has a long hook curved beak, ovate head with a single pellet eye, and a long curving neck. The field behind the beast features wavering grooves. The recessed areas of the decoration retain substantial gilding. A ring of red coloured staining encircles the disc and may repre…
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-961696
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead weight of uncertain date. The weight is conical with a circular base which tapers to flattened apex. A central perforation is present from the apex through to the base and retains organic material as a result of deposition. The exterior surface is decorated with irregularly spaced parallel striations. The metal has a light grey/cream patina and is worn. The weight is 1.2mm tall, 14.5mm in diameter and weighs 9.5g. Simple lead weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards for a wide variety of uses and are hard to date precisely. Therefore, due to a l…
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-95FEFD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy dragonesque brooch of Roman date, c.AD 75 - 175. The brooch is curvilinear in form resulting in a roughly S-shaped piece, one terminal of which has been lost to an old worn break. The surviving terminal is in the form of an ovate "dragon head" with a central ring and dot style decoration representing an eye. The upper and lower elements of the terminal, likely to represent ears and snout respectively, are lost to worn breaks. The body of the brooch is decorated with a single large central recessed annulet which retains traces of red enamel. The reverse is fla…
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-95E6AE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1350 - 1400. The buckle is a single loop sub-rectangle with expanded outer edges. The outer edge of the frame is constricted with a sheet roller looped around it. A rectangular sheet plate is fitted around the bar with two folds flanking the pin slot. The plate is recessed to either side of the folds for the frame. A single rivet remains at the attachment end of the plate. The metal has a light green patina and is worn. The buckle is 33.6mm long, 10.1mm wide, 3.6mm thick and weighs 2.4g. A similar example is illustrated in White…
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-95BF66
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy dress hook of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1650. The dress hook is of Reads Class E, Type 3 being circular in plan. The main plate is decorated with a moulded-relief openwork design featuring seven lobes around a recessed central circular panel. An integral rectangular attachment loop projects from one side of the main plate and a D-sectioned hook extends from the opposite end. The hook curves back on itself and terminates in a worn point. The reverse of the object is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The dress hook is 31.7…
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-95AC39
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy commemorative nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 330 - 331 (Reece Period 17). CONSTANTINOPOLIS type, reverse depicting Victory standing left on prow. Mint of Lyon. RIC VII, p.138, no.241.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-959833
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy commemorative nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 333 - 334 (Reece Period 17). CONSTANTINOPOLIS type, reverse depicting Victory standing left on prow. Mint of Trier. RIC VII, p.218, no.554.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-94B81A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nummus of Theodora dating to the period AD 337 - 340 (Reece Period 17). PIETAS ROMANA reverse type depicting Pietas facing holding infants. Mint of Trier. RIC VIII, p.143, no.48.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-948522
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I dating to the period AD 310 - 313 (Reece Period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type depicting Sol standing, chlamys over left shoulder, right arm raise holding globe. Mint of Trier. RIC VI, p.227, no.870.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-944817
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy radiate of Tetricus I dating to the period AD 271 - 274 (Reece period 13). SPES PVBLICA reverse type depicting Spes advancing left lifting hem of skirt. Probably Gaul Mint I.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-6CD835
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy radiate of Carausis dating to the period AD 286 - 293 (Reece Period 14). PROVID AVG reverse type depicting Providentia left holding globe and cornucopiae. C Mint. RIC V, pt.2, p.494, no.353.
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-6C9AA8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1100 - 1200. The buckle is D-shaped in plan and circular in section with a narrowed bar. The outer edge of the frame loop is expanded and undecorated and the pin no longer remains. Where the frame meets the bar it terminates in worn knops which are most probably crude representations of animal heads confronting across the bar. Zoomorphic terminals are a common feature of buckles of this period and are intended to represent some sort of quadruped's head, such as a lion or leopard. The metal has a mid-grey/brown patina and is worn. T…
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-2BBE37
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy book clasp of medieval date, c.AD 1350 - 1450. The object is part of a two-piece book clasp with hinged plate and loop. The plate has been lost though the hinge bar and loop remain. The main plate is sub-D-shaped with moulded linear decoration stamped with irregularly spaced annulets to the upper surface. A central circular perforation is also present. A moulded stylised zoomorphic terminal extends from the rounded edge of the main plate, at right angles to the plate itself. The forward facing terminal has a prominent mouth, nose, brow and ears, and a circul…
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-2B6F62
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy possible apostle spoon of late medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1400 - 1600. The object is in the form of a forward facing, standing figure, wearing a long robe, moulded to show folds in the material. The base of the object tapers to a circular sectioned stem with broken and worn terminal. The reverse is flat and undecorated though retains a small patch of copper corrosion. The object is 50.9mm long, 16.1mm wide, 6.5mm thick and weighs 16.1g. It is possible the knop was cut from a spoon handle and reused as a lucky charm though this identification is not …
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-2B28BF
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1250 - 1400. The buckle is a single loop oval shape with a narrowed and recessed bar. A single collared knop projects from the outer curved edge. No pin remains. The metal has a mid-green/brown patina and is worn. The buckle is 20.9mm long, 12.8mm wide, 2.8mm thick and weighs 1.3g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead, p.21, no.85 and is dated to circa AD 1250 - 1400.
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-2AF7A9
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy French "Three Circles" type jetton dating to the period AD 1497 - 1521. Cross potent with four leaved flowers in the canons of the cross within granulated border; surrounded by illegible legend divided by laurel sprays reverse. Minted in Tournai. Mitchiner, p.245, no.761-763. The jetton has been pierced.
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-29E2E8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver denarius of Severus Alexander dating to the period AD 222 - 228 (Reece Period 11). AEQVITAS AVG reverse type depicting Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia. Mint of Rome. RIC IV, pt.2, no.81, no.127.
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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