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Record ID: LON-C9A5F3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy half penny trade token issued by Edmund Tanner in Tothill street, London dating from AD 1668. Williamson (1889:775 no.3173) Obverse: EDMVND . TANNER . AT . YE . GOLDEN = A Ball I . E . T Reverse: BALL . IN . TVTTLE . STREET = HIS . HALFE . PENNY Dimensions: diameter: 21.34mm; weight: 1.78g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal dec…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 24th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-C97FC3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token issued in New Fish Street, London. Williamson (1889:681 no.2016) Obverse: AT . YE . GRASHOPER . IN = T . V Reverse: NEW . FISH . STREETE = A grasshopper Dimensions: diameter: 16.41mm; weight: 0.80g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony.
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 24th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-C90EAD
Object type: BOTTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval glass seal from a wine bottle, dating from AD 1714. The seal is circular in plan and depicts the initials I B and the date 1714 below. The seal has been stamped into molten glass attached to the side of a bottle. The only part of the main bottle to remain is the section of the bottle wall attached to the seal itself. The glass is green in colour but has begun to degrade giving the exterior surface a milky white flaky appearance. Dimensions: diameter: 38.47mm; thickness: 6.82mm; weight: 13.38g
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 24th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-B8124D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token issued in Goswell Street, London dating from AD1648-1674.  Williamson (1889:613 no.1188) Obverse: AT . THE . BVTCHERS ARMES = The Butchers' Arms Reverse: IN . GOSWELL . STREETE = M . A . C Dimensions: diameter: 15.39mm; weight: 0.95g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Ver…
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 24th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-B7F837
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token issued by The Corporation of Henley-on-Thames dating from AD 1648-1674. Williamson (1891:929 No. 92) Obverse: THE . CORPORATION . OF = A coronet, cloud, and H Reverse: HENLY VPON . THAMES = Arms; wavy; above an anchor Dimensions: diameter: 15.76mm; weight: 0.53g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trad…
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 24th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-63B5F9
Object type: TILE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of a Post-Medieval border ware stove tile, dating to AD 1550-1600. The tile fragment is of moulded design. The tile has a green glaze and depicts a colum and part of the letter R, probably from a design bearing the Royal Arms and ER Cipher for Elizabeth I with the Tudor Rose below. A complete similar Stove tile is in the Museum of London collection. Dimensions: length: 58.84mm; width: 102.94mm; thickness: 80.66mm; weight: 239g. "When the traveller and diarist Baron Waldstein visited England in 1600, he observed that the queen had a tile-stove …
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: LON-637421
Object type: TILE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of a Post-Medieval border ware stove tile, dating to AD 1550-1600. The tile fragment is of moulded design. The tile has a green glaze and depicts a bearded standing figure in loin cloth, arms raised above his head. Dimensions: length: 93.85mm; width: 37.34mm; thickness: 33.79mm; weight: 67.55g. "When the traveller and diarist Baron Waldstein visited England in 1600, he observed that the queen had a tile-stove fired by sea-coal in her bathroom at Hampton Court. Archaeology has shown that smokeless stoves made from ceramic tiles were imported from western Germ…
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CE26F9
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Late Medieval lead alloy cross and pellets token, London series, AD1425-1490. The obverse has a shield quatered by cross, in the field surrounded by a border of oblique rays. The reverse has a central short cross pattee with a ring and dot in each angle surrounded by a border of oblique rays. The oblique rays run in a clockwise direction upon both faces suggesting a London rather than Paris origin. Mitchiner and Skinner (1984:94) write "a significant number of 'cross and pellets' tokens have been recovered alongside coins of Henry VII, suggesting that they remained …
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CE19E6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A cut quater Post Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating from AD1582-1583. Initial mark Bell. Mint of London. North (1975:111, No. 1997). Obverse: Crowned bust left; rose behind head right. Obverse inscription: ELIZA[BETH DGANG:FR.ET:HIB REGI] Reverse: Long cross fourchee on shield of Arms of England and France surmounted by date 1572. Reverse inscription: [POSVI/]DEV.'A[D/VTORE/M:MEV:] Dimensions: length: 14.60mm: width: 13.55mm; weight: 0.81g. Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-16…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CE134B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token dating from AD1648-1674. Williamson (1889:548 437). Obverse: ROB . AVSTIN . WOODM = A bundle of wood, between two stars Reverse: AT . BROKEN . WHORFE = A dog emerging from a wood Dimensions: diameter: 15.14mm; weight: 0.47g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony.
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CE0172
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Roman grey ware vessel possibly a storage jar dating from AD 43-410. The sherd consists of a broad everted rim and is undecorated. The fabric is dark grey and the surface is a reduced grey colour. On the interior of the rim is sgraffito text, two letters remain, only the letter N is clearly defined. This is probably the owners mark. Dimensions: length: 49.49mm; width: 34.11mm; thickness: 8.17mm; weight: 20.15g
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CDFB89
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Roman bone hair pin dating to AD 150 - 400. The hair pin is a Greep type B1.1 and Crummy type 3. The head is spherical and crudely formed. The pin shaft tapers to join the head and bulges outwards as it moves away and then tapers again towards a point. Dimensions: length: 80.16mm; diameter of shaft: 4.00mm; diameter of head: 6.18mm; weight: 1.36g Greep (1983:350) writes "Whilst the overwhelming majority of these forms belong to the third and fourth centuries, Crummy's (1979, 161) date of c.AD 200 for the arrival of these types is challenged by a sma…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CDFA4D
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Roman bone hair pin dating to AD 150 - 400. The hair pin is a Greep type B1.1 and Crummy type 3. The head is spherical and crudely formed. The pin shaft tapers to join the head and bulges outwards as it moves away and then tapers again towards a point, which is broken and now missing. Dimensions: length: 47.52mm; diameter of shaft: 3.74mm; diameter of head: 5.23mm; weight: 0.91g Greep (1983:350) writes "Whilst the overwhelming majority of these forms belong to the third and fourth centuries, Crummy's (1979, 161) date of c.AD 200 for the arrival of the…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CCD7C4
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete copper alloy Post Medieval hooked tag, Read Class E Type 3 (Read 2008:91 no. 319) dating from AD 1500-1600. The hooked tag has a circular plate and integral, trapezoidal lug. The plate has moulded decoration consisting of IhS motif within a rope twist border. The tag has a dark bronze patina. Dimensions: length: 23.60mm; width: 14.12mm; thickness: 2.51mm; weigh 1.97g. Similar example of IhS hooked tags on the database are PAS-8F0D0, SF-DC02A3 and SWYOR-0AB357. Reference: Read, B. 2008. Hooked-Clasps and Eyes. A Classification and Catalogue of S…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CCBEE2
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete early Post Medieval lead alloy pilgrim's badge from the shrine of Our Lady of Willesden dating to the early 16th century. The badge depicts the Virgin and Child within a crescent moon. The badge is incomplete with both heads of the Virgin and Christ broken and missing. The Virgin wears a crown and holds the Child in her left arm and a sceptre in her right hand, all within the horns of the moon. Around the base of the moon is a row of pellets. On the reverse are the casting seam and the downward pointing pin is broken and missing. This image is common on pilgrim …
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CC6C1D
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Roman colour coated fine ware pottery 'hunt' cup, dating to the 2nd-4th century, AD 150-400. The body is a white fabric with barbotine decoration drawn on to the exterior surface. The sherd has a dark slip coating on both the exterior and interior, similar to that used in Nene Valley and Rhine Valley (Cologne) pottery industries. The exterior decoration is head and part of a body of an animal, probably a hare in barbotine slip. The interior surface is otherwise undecorated but has regular striations from the wheel turning process. Dimensions: …
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CC6A46
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A Roman ceramic sherd possibly from of Nene Valley Colour Coated Ware Castor Box dating from AD 150-400. The sherd consists of part of the, side wall. The side wall is decorated with rouletting. The sherd has a dark slip coating on both the exterior and interior which is abraded with most of the slip worn away from the high points of the rouletting. The interior surface is otherwise undecorated but has regular striations from the wheel turning process. Dimensions: length: 66.23mm; height: 35.00mm; weight: 12.72g Other Nene Valley colour coated ware on the database…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CC4366
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete, approximately half a Roman faiance melon bead dating to the period c. AD 43 - 200. The bead is a buff/grey in colour with no blue remaining. The bead has nine parallel sloping grooves. The bead has a perforation with a diameter of 10.24mm.  Dimensions: diameter: 23.30g; height: 16.74mm; weight: 4.92g Worrell (2015) states that faiance melon beads "...are common finds on most Roman sites, although normally their occurrence is restricted to the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. They are unknown in the Late Iron Age period. A description is provided …
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CC3AC7
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Roman bone gaming counter dating from AD 50-410. The counter is undecorated except for a central concave depression and a small central hole on one side, possibly from a lathe. The edges are bevelled outwards. Similar counters can be found in Crummy (1995: No. 2256), and in MacGregor (1985: pg132-133). Kenyon type A, they seem to have been produced throughout the Roman period with little variation. Dimensions: diameter: 16.26mm; thickness: 3.70mm; weight: 1.29g Other gaming counters on the database are LON-CD5569 and LON-5A9DBC. References: Crummy, N. 1995. The …
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-253673
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy Medieval spout dating from the 15th century, probably from a Ewer. The spout is zoomorphic in form depicting a dog’s head with the spout protruding from the open mouth. The dog has oval eyes and swept back ears.  Dimensions: length: 35.86mm; diameter of spout hole 5.97mm; width: 27.86mm; thickness: 22.48mm; weight: 32.08g A ewer with a similar spout is shown in J.M. Lewis' paper 'Bronze Aquamaniles and Ewers' (1987: Finds Research Group Datasheet 7, pp 4-5 fig 8a). This example is from a later pedestal-base ew…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 6th May 2022
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