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Record ID: LON-7F2B3E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
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An incomplete, late Iron Age, 1st century BC copper alloy flat linear class II, Holman type C3 dating to 60-45 BC. The potin is broken in half. Obverse: A stylised linear head of Apollo facing left, formed by a circular border and a ring in the centre to form the eye. Reverse: A stylised linear butting bull, indeterminate direction, with one crescent above and an exergual line below. Dimensions: diameter: 18.53mm, weight: 1.40g References: Holman, D. 2016. 'A new classification system for the Flat Linear potin coinage', British Numismatic Journal 86, 1-6…
Created on: Friday 8th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-7EFE99
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 Bell Yard Southwark dating from AD 1648-1674. Williamson (1891:1014 no.153). Obverse: ANDRA . RANOLS . IN . BELL = A fox Reverse: YARD . IN . SOVTHWARKE = A . M . R Dimensions: diameter: 13.92mm; weight: 0.46g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1891. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol II. 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 Veri…
Created on: Friday 8th July 2022
Last updated: Friday 8th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-44E1F5
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A late Medieval to early Post Medieval copper alloy knife end-cap dating 15th to 16th century. The remains of the iron whittle tang is present within the end-cap. The copper alloy knife end-cap is formed of two pieces of copper alloy sheet; one is an open-ended which widens towards the terminal end, and the other an end piece. All the external faces are engraved and have linear borders; the wide faces of the cap have depictions of saints; one standing female figure facing left on one side and a male figure facing right on the other. Similar engraved knife end-caps are discussed i…
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-421C39
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A base sherd fragment from a Roman Central Gaulish samian ware cup or small bowl dating to AD 45-75. In the centre of the base is a maker's stamp reading QVRTVS this is stamp from the Quartus iii who was working in La Graufesenque. The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip on both the inside and outside.  Dimensions: length: 25.64mm; width: 23.34mm; thickness: 4.92mm; weight: 2.18g. References: Oswald, F. and Pryce, T. Davies 1920. An introduction to the study of terra sigillata, London. de la Bedo…
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-420673
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Roman faience melon bead dating to the period c. AD 43 - 200. The bead is blue grey with buff/grey core. The remaining bead has six vertical grooves.  Dimensions: height: 19.18mm; width: 17.94mm; weight: 22.80g Worrell (2015) states that faience 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 in Guido (1978, 100, types 21 and 22) and also in Crummy (1983, fig. 32.520-1).&qu…
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-41F219
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 decorated with five shallow concentric rings on the upper surface, the reverse is blank. This decoration was possibly produced through turning on a lathe. The edges are bevelled outwards. Similar counter can be found in Crummy (1995: Nos. 2271), and in MacGregor (1985: pg132-133). Kenyon type B.1, they seem to have been produced throughout the Roman period with little variation. Dimensions: diameter: 16.49mm; thickness: 3.27mm; weight: 1.25g Other gaming counters on the database are LON-CD5569 a…
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-41D3FB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A knop from a Post Medieval Surrey Hampshire border ware, 'encrusted ware' lid dating from the AD 1620-1650. Similar lids are illustrated in Haslam (1975:177 fig.7, No.64-65) and a knop Haslam (1975:182 fig.10, No.128) were excavated from the pottery site at Cove, east Hampshire and are dated to second quarter of the 17th century and Pearce (1992: 65 fig.36 No.276 G) illustrates a similar lid missing its knop.The knop is made from a buff fabric and is covered in a green glaze on the upper surface. The knop is ribbed with four sections, which taper towards the top…
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2CBCDD
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy and copper-alloy oval shoe buckle, dating from AD 1720-90. The frame is cast lead alloy and has a copper alloy double-spiked loop chape with double spiked 'pitchfork' tongue. The makers name John Turner 'IOHN/TURNER' is stamped into the front of the double spiked loop chape. Dimensions: length: 70.71mm; width: 57.65mm; thickness: 6.01mm; weight: 56.05g Similar buckles on the database are LON-0B6867 and CPAT-AB67F1.
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2C9A0C
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy spoon bowl dating late 16th to early 17th century. The spoon has a circular bowl, and rat-tail where the stem attaches to the bowl, the stem is broken and missing. The object has a dark grey patination all over. There is a maker's mark near the upper edge of the bowl at the junction with the handle comprising of a crowned rose, IHS within the band of the crown. Possible of Dutch origin. See LON-90B977. Either side of the makers mark are the stamped letters K on the left and H on the right, probably the owners initials. A similar style spoon is published…
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2BEB68
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval copper alloy 5 Kopeks coin of Empress Catherine II (AD 1762-1796) dating from AD 1789. The edge of the coin is reticulated. Mint of Ekaterinburg. Obverse: Crowned monogram divides date within wreath Reverse: Crowned double-headed eagle, initials E M below; ПЯТЬ КОПѢЕКЪ (Five Kopecks) Dimensions: diameter: 41.58mm; weight: 50.28g
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2BBE28
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval copper-alloy Irish 'gun money' sixpence of James II (AD 1685-1688), dated January 1689. Mint of Dublin. Dimensions: diameter: 21.22mm; weigh: 3.00g. These coins were minted during the Williamite War in Ireland (AD 1689-1691) and were to be redeemed for silver coinage after the war. They were made from old cannons, bells and scrap metal. James failed in his attempt and the coins were never exchanged. Obverse: Laureate head of the king facing left Obverse inscription: IACOBVS . II . DE[I . GRA]TIA . Reverse description: Crown in front of sceptre…
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2BA3AB
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval gaming or advertising token dating from the 19th century. The token is circular and has an incised central design of a fowled anchor with inscription around, SANDERS' CONCERT & CASINO. In 1828 William Crockford, with the sponsorship of the Duke of Wellington, opened the first casino in London. The imagery of the fowled anchor and the finds spot points to this being a venue aimed at sailors, however no information has been found as to the exact location of Sanders Casino. Dimensions: diameter: 36.64mm; weight: 8.47g
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2B8B15
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval copper alloy Duit of province of Overyssel, Netherlands dating from AD 1768. Obverse: Crowned arms of Overyssel (lion rampant facing left); VIGILATE ETORATE Reverse: Eagle with head left flanked on each side by a six-petalled flower above inscription and date OVER/YSSEL/1768 Dimensions: diameter: 20.20mm; weight: 1.46g
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2B684D
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval lead alloy pilgrim badge of the Head Reliquary of Thomas Becket dating to the 14th century. It depicts the face of the saint wearing his bishop's mitre. The mitre is picked out using pelleted design and has pellets in the spaces. Eyes are ovate and mouth is downward. The reverse of the object is undecorated with a mould line running the length of it from top to bottom. Dimensions: length: 40.45mm; width: 25.07mm; weight: 5.29g Parallels can be found in Spencer 1998 no.112-118b, and it is likely that this piece originally depicted the saint's shoulders…
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2B4E18
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval silver 10 Centimes of Napoleon Bonaparte Emperor of France (AD 1804-1814) dating from AD 1808. Mint of Paris, Engraver: Pierre-Joseph Tiolier. Obverse: Capital letter N monogram surmounted by crown, laurels wreath around. Reverse: 10 CENT. / cockerel left, A / Tiolier; NAPOLEON EMPEREUR 1808 Dimensions: diameter: 19.23mm; weight: 1.64g
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2AFB77
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A Roman copper-alloy radiate of Claudius II (AD 268-270) dating to AD 268-270 (Reece Period 13). VIRTVS AVG reverse type depicting Virtus standing left holding branch and vertical spear. Mint of Rome. Obverse description: Radiate and cuirassed bust right Obverse inscription: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG Reverse description: Virtus standing left holding branch and vertical spear Reverse inscription: [VIR]T[VS AVG] Dimensions: diameter: 18.62mm; weight: 1.88g
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2ACDCA
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval copper alloy commemorative medal dating from AD 1810. The medal depicts Sir Francis Burdett a prominent supporter and advocate for universal male suffrage, equal electoral districts, vote by ballot, and annual parliaments. The medal has been pierced to suspend it between the 12 and 1 o'clock position. Obverse: SIR FRANCIS BURDETT, bust right Reverse: The Independent Champion of British Freedom Dimensions: diameter: 24.38mm; weight: 3.10g
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2A8F27
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval uniface cast copper alloy coin weight dating from the 15th-16th century. This is a weight for a Ryal. The weight is circular and features a King with sword and shield standing in a galley with rose. Similar examples can be see in Withers and Withers (1995:24). Obverse: King with sword and shield standing in a galley with rose Dimensions: length: 15.50mm; thickness: 2.34mm; weight: 3.15g. References: Withers, P. & Withers, B. 2011. Identifying Coin-Weights Found in Britain Lions Ships and Angels. Galata Press
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-2A52A1
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval to Modern Market shilling token dating from the 19th-early 20th century. Obverse: SPITALFIELDS / MEDLOCK / MARKET / COLLINS & KIPLING 54 HATTON GARDEN Reverse: ONE SHILLING Dimensions: length: 36.80mm; width: 25.61mm; thickness: 1.32; weight: 6.30g
Created on: Monday 4th July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-325521
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 60, relief-patterned flue-tile dating from AD 50-410. A similar tile is illustrated in Betts et al (1997:58 Fig.27df No.60). 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 (1997:121) write "There is no useful context or c…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Last updated: Friday 8th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-315CE2
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval lead alloy pilgrim badge of Edward the Confessor dating from AD 1350-1420. This pilgrim badge is in the shape of a crown with rising points of fleur de lis, rosette between all above an annuleted band. The central fleur has the right arm missing and the terminals of the two external fleur de lis are also broken and missing. The badge has a border of pellets running around the outside edge. The interior of the crown has a border of pellets and is infilled with cross-hatching. The reverse of the badge is undecorated with a mould line running the length of it from …
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: LON-305E61
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post-Medieval worn silver sixpence of William III (AD 1694-1702) or Queen Anne (AD 1702-1714). The coin has been worn smooth and the HART between trefoils stamped onto the coin on one side. Obverse: [] Reverse: [] Dimensions: diameter: 19.38mm; weight: 1.37g. The coin has been bent to form an "S-shaped" profile, indicating that it's secondary function was likely as a love token. Love tokens were often made from a silver denomination and are earlier Post Medieval in date. Creating love tokens was a common practice throughout the Post Medieval period and into the …
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: LON-303E09
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 John Barnard in Bishopsgate. Williamson (1889:536 no 270) Obverse: IOHN . BARNARD . AT . THE = A globe Reverse: WITHOVT . BISHOPSGATE = HIS HALF PENY Dimensions: diameter: 18.32mm; weight: 1.58g. 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: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: LON-303AC4
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 Ipswich. Williamson (1891:1085 no. 168) Obverse: AT * THE * IPSWICH * = A bunch of grapes within a hoop Reverse: TAVREN * 1648 * = R . A . C Dimensions: diameter: 15.57mm; weight: 0.85g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1891. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol II. 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: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: LON-303787
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 Barnet in AD 1651. Williamson (1889:299 no.32) The obverse die is damage. Obverse: AT . THE . HOOPE . IN = A hoop Reverse: BARNET . 1651 = N . A . S Dimensions: diameter: 15.62mm; weight: 0.81g. 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 ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: LON-2DC5D7
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post-Medieval copper-alloy 'Show jetton' English style Nuremberg jetton of Lazarus Gottlieb Lauffer mater (AD 1693-1709) dating from AD 1702-1709. Mitchiner (1988:516 fig. 1841) Obverse: ANNA . D . G . MAG . BR . FR . ET . HIB . R ; Queen Anne bust left, signed L G L below Reverse: FVNDAMENTVM QVIETIS NOSTRAE, ECCLES . ANGL ; Facade of a building Dimensions: diameter: 24.41mm; weight: 5.09g. References: Mitchiner, M. 1988. The Medieval Period And Nuremberg, Jetons Medalets & Tokens, Volume 1. Seaby: London.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
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Record ID: LON-F1C9D7
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval lead alloy pilgrim badge of the Head Reliquary of Thomas Becket dating to the 14th century. It depicts the saint's shoulders and mantle. The reverse of the object has the remains of an integrally cast projecting pin with a mould line running the length of it from top to bottom. Dimensions: length: 17.88mm; width: 14.99mm; weight: 1.00g A parallels can be found in Spencer (1998:115 no.112). Other Head Reliquary badges on the database are LON-0801CB, SWYOR-B6B054, LON-97445B and LON-973A97. Reference: Spencer, B. 1998. Pilgrim Souvenirs and Se…
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
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Record ID: LON-F0D174
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy two part Mercers Company Seal, dating to the 17th century. The seal depicts a forward facing Mercers maiden wearing a radiate crown with the letters CH to her left and RG to her right. The seal has been opened. Dimensions: diameter of seal: 22.11mm; length: 38.75mm; weight: 5.28g References: Egan, G. 1992. Leaden Cloth Seals. Datasheet 3. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasheets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford. Egan G. 1995. Lead Cloth Seals and Related items in the British Museum, British Museum Occasional Paper 93. …
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
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Record ID: LON-F07485
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A Roman silver denarius of Nerva (AD 96-98), dating from AD 96-97. Mint of Rome. (Reece period 5). CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM reverse depicting a pair of clasped hands holding [legionary eagle] resting on prow of boat. Mint of Rome. RIC Vol. II, p. 225, no. 27. Obverse description: Laureate head right Obverse inscription: IMP NERVA CEAS AVG P M TR P[] Reverse description: Clasped hands holding legionary eagle resting on prow of a boat. Reverse inscription: CONCORDIA-[] Dimensions: diameter: 17.59mm; weight: 2.25g
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Record ID: LON-5E82AC
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval cast lead alloy button dating from AD 1750-1900. The button is circular in plan and is one part of a cast three-part hollow button The front of the button is decorated with a crowned portcullis with central plan disk with a rope twist border outside which are 12 radiating triangular points. This is possibly a military button. The edge of the button is damaged and the back of the button and shank are missing. Dimensions: diameter: 23.87mm; weight: 1.42g.
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: LON-5E797D
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval copper alloy seal matrix dating from AD 1600-1700. The seal matrix has a trefoil openwork handle. The die is sub-circular and has the initials 'P G' divided by a foliate design, all within beaded border. Dimensions: height of seal matrix: 27.45mm; length of die: 15.20mm; width of die: 13.81mm; weight: 4.46g. Similar examples on the database are SF-D237F0, WAW-6728F9, LON-2939BD and LON-0BD4ED. Reference: Read, B., 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport : Portcullis Publishing.
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: LON-5E6375
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A Roman copper alloy possibly Barbarious Radiate of Claudius II (AD 270 - 271), period AD 268-270 Reece period 13. CONSECRATIO reverse type depicting an alter with flame above Obverse description: Right facing radiate bust Obverse inscription: [DIVO CLAVDIO] Reverse description: Altar and flames Reverse inscription: [CONSECRATIO] Dimensions: 15.27mm; weight: 1.94g
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: LON-5E5224
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 Henry Haward at Battle Bridge , Southwark. Williamson (1891:1013 no.145) Obverse: HENERY . HAWARD = H . H Reverse: AT . BATTELL = 1652 Dimensions: diameter: 15.62mm; weight: 0.96g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1891. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol II. 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 31st May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: LON-CADE9D
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A body sherd fragment from a Roman Gaulish samian ware hemispherical bowl. Form Dragendorff 37 dating from AD 160-220. The sherd has moulded decoration, consisting of foliatte panels and rosettes.The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip on both the inside and outside. The slip is abraded with slip worn away from the high points of the moulded decoration. Dimensions: length: 64.85mm; width: 37.41mm; thickness: 8.85mm; weight: 19.18g. Similar Drag. form 37 dish on the database are LON-32885E, WAW-F9D786 and LON-97317F​. Oswald & Pryce (1920:95-96) wri…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 30th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-C9EB74
Object type: TILE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval ceramic delftware tin glazed polychrome tile dating to AD 1560-1650. Similar tiles are recorded in Betts & Weinstein (2010:102-103 No.68-69). Tiles painted with this design were excavated at Norfolk house (MOL site code NOR90) pothouse. Dutch tiles with this design are dated AD 1560-1600 (Pluis 1997, 212 A.01.03.54). The tile has a floral and geometric pattern. The reverse of the tile is unglazed. Dimensions: length: 138.05mm; width: 68.04mm; thickness: 14.50mm; weight: 231g Reference: Betts, I.M. and Weinstein, R.I., 2010 Tin-glazed tiles from Lo…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 31st May 2022
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Record ID: LON-C9D20C
Object type: CHAFING DISH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Post Medieval Saintonge ware polychrome (green/yellow) chafing dish dating from AD 1550-1600. The remaining fragment consists of part of one of the triangular support knops with applied forward facing mask medallion decoration. The vessel has a green and yellow glaze and buff fabric. The complete vessel would have had areas of alternating green and yellow glaze. Similar Saintonge chafing dishes are illustrated in Mock (1995:76 Fig 4.6) found at Fort La Tour and Pentagoet, New France (Canada). A parallel can be found in Hurst, Neal and Van Beuningen 1986, plate …
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 30th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-C9A5F3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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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 decree …
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-B89548
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A base sherd from a Roman Gaulish samian ware plate/bowl, possibly Form Drag 18 or 31 dating to AD 140-200. The remaining sherd consists of part of the foot ring and base of the vessel. The centre of the base rises into a cone with an illegable maker's stamp impressed across the top of the cone at the centre of the interior of the vessel. The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip on both the inside and outside. Similar examples are illustrated in Oswald & Pryce (1920 PL XLVI). Dimensions: length: 97.63mm; width: 103.60mm; height: 29.29mm; weight: 155.32g. We…
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Monday 30th May 2022
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