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Record ID: LON-902122
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) gilded silver coin brooch, utilising a possible Scandinavian contemporary copy of an Agnus Dei penny of Aethelred II 'the Unready' (AD 978-1016) dating from AD 1009, North no. 776. The coin has been modified by the application of a pin/spring and catch plate arrangement on the reverse. The coin is damaged and part of the legend is missing at the 12 and 2 o'clock position. Of the 21 Agnus Dei pennies of Aethelred II known in 2011 ten had been modified being pierced and converted for personal …
Created on: Tuesday 1st February 2022
Last updated: Monday 18th July 2022
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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-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-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-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-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-19D6F8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead-alloy biface token, probably dating to 16th -17th century. This is a Powell type 25 token. The obverse of the token depicts the a crown. The reverse depicts the a cross and pellets in angles. Obverse: A crown, two pellets within and pellet above. Obverse inscription: cross and pellets Dimensions: diameter: 12.09mm; weight: 1.06g. Lead tokens are difficult to date precisely and could be Medieval to Post Medieval in date (AD 1250-1800). Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally. Those with initials are thought to be Post…
Created on: Monday 28th March 2022
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-1A1DC5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval cloth seal dating from 18th century. This was part of a four-part lead alloy Alnage cloth seal, probably dating from the reign of George I (AD 1714 – 1727). The Alnage system ended in AD 1724, three years before the king’s death The remaining seal depicts Saint George on horseback spearing the dragon, with number 1 to his left. The reverse is blank and undecorated. Dimensions: diameter: 13.18mm; weight: 0.92g Other Alnage seals on the database are KENT-981471 and PUBLIC-309E09.
Created on: Monday 28th March 2022
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2022
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Record ID: LON-1B0A97
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval silver halfpenny of Henry VI dating to the period AD 1422 -1427. Annulet issue. Annulets by neck. Long cross with annulet in two quarters reverse. Mint of Calais. The coin has been heavily clipped. North Vol 2, p.75, no.1435. Obverse description: Crowned bust facing; annulet either side of neck Obverse inscription: [] Reverse description: Long cross; annulet in two quarters Reverse inscription: [] Dimensions: diameter: 13.84mm; weight: 0.27g Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spi…
Created on: Monday 28th March 2022
Last updated: Thursday 14th 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-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-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-8E3473
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval silver penny of Stephen (AD 1135-1154), possible a Watford type, unknown moneyer of London dating from AD 1135 - 1141. North 873. Obverse: Diademed bust right holding a sceptre in right hand. Obverse inscription: [...] Reverse: Cross Moline with a fleur in earch angle. Reverse inscription: [...]L[...] Dimensions: diameter: 20.02mm; weight: 1.12g. Similar Stephen pennies in the database are NMS-DCA325, LON-A772C5 and NMS-BE19EB. Reference: North, J. J. 1980. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c.600-1272. Spink: London
Created on: Monday 8th November 2021
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-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-CB3F84
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete, slightly misshapen and worn Medieval to post-Medieval copper-alloy purse bar (AD1450-1550). The remaining bar has a flat sided bar with a lozenge shaped cross section which terminates in a spherical globular head with incised spiralling grooves. Length: 38.16mm; width: 6.49mm; thickness: 5.37mm. Weight: 3.04g. A similar purse bar can be found illustrated in Ward Perkins: 1940: 167, fig. 52, ref: B3. David Williams has expanded Perkins' classification into Classes A to L. This purse is an example of Class J which equates to Perkins' Type B3. A simple class dist…
Created on: Monday 28th February 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 13th 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-CDFA4D
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
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 these types i…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2022
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