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    • Created by: Stuart Wyatt
    • Created after: Monday 1st January 2018
    • Created before: Friday 9th February 2018

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Record ID: LON-4759B1
Object type: DRINKING VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval ceramic stoneware Siegburg drinking bowl dating from AD1350-1500. The sherd consists of part of the rim and bowl of the vessel. The rim is decorated with an applied round prunt. The vessel is unglazed and has a light grey fabric with some discoloration from its deposition environment. The complete vessel would have been a shallow drinking bowl with a thumbed pedestal foot, see Gaimster (1997:168 Fig 2) for a complete example. Dimensions: height: 27.39mm; length: 118.65mm; width: 58.54mm; thickness: 5.89mm; weight: 70.69mm. A similar Siegburg drinking bowl …
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: LON-1E2069
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Roman ceramic Verulamium Region Coarse White-slipped ware (VCWS) jar, Hadrianic to Antonine date AD120-190. The fragment consists of a handle with two ribs and part of the body of the vessel. The remaining fragment is undecorated; the exterior surface has a thin white slip and the interior is an oxidised red. The fabric is oxidised red with numerous sand inclusions throughout. Jars with this type of handle can be seen in Davies, Richardson and Tomber (1994:57 fig.47 No.262-263). Dimensions: length: 43.14mm; width: 47.03mm; weight: 16.25g Davies et al (1994:59) write "M…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: LON-1E182C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A rim sherd fragment from a Roman Gaulish samian ware hemispherical bowl Form Dragendorff 37 by the Les Martres de Veyre potter known as 'X-2' dating to AD 100 - 120. The sherd has a beaded rim with a plain band beneath followed by a moulded decoration consisting of a band of rosette-tongued ovolo, under which is a wavy border and the top part of a figure consisting of head and arm, possibly Apollo with lyre. The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip on both the inside and outside which is abraded with some of the slip worn away from the high points of the moulded deco…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LON-1E176A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A base sherd fragment from a Roman Gaulish samian ware cup or small bowl dating to AD 70 - 230. The sherd has a shallow base with a beaded foot ring. No maker's stamp is present. The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip on both the inside and outside. Dimensions: length: 82.61mm; width: 39.51mm; height: 16.36mm; weight: 28.38g. References: Oswald, F. and Pryce, T. Davies 1920. An introduction to the study of terra sigillata, London. de la Bedoyere, G. 1988. Samian Ware. Shire Publications Ltd, Aylesbury. Webster, P. 1996. Roman Samian Pottery in Britain. Practical…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: LON-1CD94C
Object type: TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of a Roman ceramic Lowther's Group 5 and Betts Die 13 relief-patterned flue-tile dating from AD 120-160. A similar tile is illustrated in Betts et al (1997:60 Fig.27h No.13). The front is decorated with relief-patterned rolled design in the "Diamond and lattice" group style. Betts writes "Keyed with wooden rollers applied when the clay was still damp, before they were put into the kiln to fire. This was added so the tiles could be more firmly mortared into place." The fabric is fully oxidised and red throughout. Betts et al (1997:82) write "At Winchester Palace example 13 wa…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-E10617
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Cheam whiteware measure dating to the 14th-15th century. The measure is baluster shaped, and has a buff fabric which is glazed on the interior with a clear pale green glaze, the interior surface is otherwise undecorated but has regular striations from the wheel turning process. The exterior is poorly finished with numerous stretch-marks, kiln scars and handling marks typical of this type of vessel. There are some splashes of the clear green glaze on the underside of the base. Dimensions: height: 48.49mm; diameter of base: 52.02mm; weight: 54.74g. Another Cheam whiteware…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: LON-DE647F
Object type: FLAGON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Roman ceramic Verulamium Region White ware (VRW) ring-neck flagon dating from the early Antonine period date AD 120-160. The fragment consists of the four rilled rim flagon neck and part of a three ribbed handle. The flagon is undecorated aside from the rim, the exterior surface has a thin white slip. The fabric is off-white with numerous inclusions throughout. Similar flagons can be seen in Davies, Richardson and Tomber (1994:44 fig.35 No.156 -157). Dimensions: height: 69.40mm; width of handle: 25.47mm; thickness of handle: 10.37mm; weight: 148.27g; diameter of apertur…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-CB52AA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval ceramic Raeren stoneware shoe/boot dating from AD 1500-1550. The remaining shoe consists of part of the lower leg, ankle and heel part of the shoe, the toe is now missing. The shoe is decorated with a series of stamped dots which represent stitching. The shoe has a grey fabric and glossy grey glaze on both the interior and exterior. A very similar boot can be seen in Hurst et al (1986:207 fig. 100.323) found at Alkmaar, Netherlands which had a moulded face on the toe area, it is probable that this shoe had the same decoration. The Alkmaar example has a wide …
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-A62256
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy token dating from the first half of the 16th century. Other Early Tudor tokens can be found in Mitchiner and Skinner (1984:148-49, nos.18-47) which are dated to early 16th century. Obverse: Cross pattée: border annulets. Reverse: Star of David, the legend in the margin is uncertain. Dimensions: diameter: 18.49mm; weight: 2.03g. Reference: Mitchiner, M. and Skinner, A. 1984. English Tokens C.1425 - 1672.
Created on: Saturday 13th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-A5D90E
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post medieval copper alloy thimble dating AD1520-1620. The thimble has a wide margin between the base and the regularly spaced pits. The pits are drilled in a spiral and they cover the peak. Where the pits terminate, there is a makers stamp in the form of a capital letter 'R'. Holmes (1988:3) writes "Thimbles with hand punched indentations often have a maker's mark which is struck where the spiral of the indentations begins near the base. These would appear to have been imported mostly from Nuremberg where, under the ordinances of the Guild of Thimble-makers, all thimbles an…
Created on: Saturday 13th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-9ABEE5
Object type: COSTREL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete North Italian Marbled (marmorizzata) bichrome lion headed baluster shaped costrel (fiascha da viaggio), dating from AD1600-1650. The remaining costrel consists of base, body and part of the neck. This constitutes approximately nine tenths of the original vessel with only the top part of the neck and thick flanged rim missing. The vessel has a tapering neck which swells into a near spherical 'bulb' shaped body before contracting to a pedestal shaped base. Two sets of diametrically opposed evenly spaced lion head lugs are attached to the body. The first set are attached jus…
Created on: Saturday 13th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-915A31
Object type: COSTREL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete North Italian Marbled (marmorizzata) bichrome lion headed baluster shaped costrel (fiascha da viaggio), dating from AD1600-1650. The remaining costrel consists of neck and top half of the body this constitutes approximately half of the original vessel. The vessel has a thick flanged rim and tapering neck which swells into a near spherical 'bulb' shaped body. Two diametrically opposed lion head lugs are attached just below the neck of the costrel where the body of the vessel swells. The fabric of vessel is a fine pale red earthenware, the exterior has a red and white bichr…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-8C7752
Object type: NET SINKER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval ceramic weight, possible a seine net sinker dating from AD 1600-1800. The net sinker is axe shaped, it is triangle in plan and it has a tapering cross-section. There is a perforation at the peak and a knife cut V shaped groove running through from back to front along the top edge. The fabric of the weight is oxidised and orange in colour. The weight has a strong resemblance to Roman loom weights and it is possible it may be identified as such, though the knife cut groove on the top edge differentiate the two artefacts. Mike Webber suggests these are post medieval seine…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-761B29
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 Stephen Porter in Temple Bar dating to AD 1667. Williamson (1889:529, no.175) Obverse: STEPHEN . PORTER . AT . YE . NAG = A horse's head bridled Reverse: TAVERN . IN . BELL . YARD . NEAR = 1667 . TEMPL . BAR Dimensions: diameter: 20.58mm; weight: 1.96g. 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 toke…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-761803
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 Henry Hopping in Collumpton, Devonshire dating to AD 1666. Williamson (1889:139, no. 52) Obverse: HENRY . HOPPING . CARRIER . IN = A pack horse. 1666 Reverse: CVLLVMPTON . HIS . HALF . PENY = H . D . H Dimensions: diameter: 20.75mm; weight: 1.81g. 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 cea…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-7613AB
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 quartered by cross (chequy) with central nipple, 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 th…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-756438
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval, lead alloy cuff link or cuff button dating from AD1700-1800. The fastener is circular and depicts a left facing female bust, possibly Marie Terezie Holy Roman Empress with M.T.R.R.E.R.B below. The fastener has a beaded rim. The rear of the fastener is undecorated and the looped shank is broken and missing. Dimensions: diameter: 13.71mm; weight: 1.51g Other 18th century portrait cuff buttons on the database are LON-9386EB, SUSS-65BB71 and LON-D63C54. Reference: Read, B. 2005. Metal Buttons C.900BC - AD1700. Portcullis Publishing, Langport, Somerset
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-74C1D4
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy mandolin shaped spoon bowl probably dating AD 100-300. This is a Crummy Type 3 spoon. The bowl is concave and mandolin shaped in plan. The spoons surface exhibits traces of tinning on both the front and back of the spoon. The handle is missing but its ridge can be seen extending down the centre of the reverse. Crummy notes that although these spoons were probably made throughout the Roman period, they are likely to have been most popular in the second and third centuries AD. Similar spoons can be seen in (Crummy 1983:70 Fig.73 No. 2018-2019). Dimensio…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-74ABDE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A copper alloy nummus of Constantius II as Caesar (AD 324-337) dating to the period AD 330-331 Reverse shows two soldiers and two standards. Reece period 17. Mint of Trier. RIC 521 or 528, the mint mark -/-//TRS (RIC 521). Dimensions: diameter: 17.56mm; weight: 2.19g. Obverse description: Right facing bust, cuirassed and laureate Obverse inscription: FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC Reverse description: two solders two standards Reverse inscription: GLOR IAEXERC ITVS
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-67E4CA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy as of Vespasian (AD 69-79), dating to the period c. AD 72 (Reece period 4). S C in the field reverse type depicting an Eagle standing front on globe, wings outstretched, head right. Mint of Lyon. Cf. RIC II (2nd ed.), p. 145, no. 1202. Obverse description: Laureate bust right. Obverse inscription: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII Reverse description: S C in field; an Eagle standing front on globe, wings outstretched, head right. Dimensions: diameter: 29.91mm. weight: 9.17g.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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