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Record ID: NMS-447A26
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late medieval to early post medieval copper alloy purse bar of Ward Perkins Type B6 dating to the period c. AD 1450 - 1550. The trapezoial central boss exhibits aperforation running top to bottom which houses a cylindrical shank with roved over end. The shank would have originally had a loop at the top, now missing. The arms projecting from either side of the central boss are cylidrical; each terminates in a oval knop engraved with two circumferential grooves. See: Ward-Perkins, 1940, p. 167.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-43F6AF
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy rim fragment from a cooking vessel of medieval to post medieval date. The fragment probably derives from a cooking vessel such as a cauldron, posnet or skillet. Outward-flaring rim.Thick traces of sooting on the exterior face. See: Butler, R., Green, C. and Payne, N. 2009 'Cast copper-alloy cooking vessels' Finds Research Group AD700-1700 Datasheet 41 Egan G. 1998 The Medieval Household Daily Living c. 1150-c.1450 Museum of London, London, The Stationary Office Weight: 21.4g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-43BB18
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late medieval to post medieval copper alloy thimble dating to the period c. AD 1400 - 1550. Cylindrical, with a slightly domed, closed top. The thimble is now slightly crushed on one side. The top and sides exhibit a series of concentric rows of hand-punched oval pits. There is a plain strip at the mouth of the thimble engraved with a single concentric groove. See: Holmes, E.F. (1988) 'Sewing Thimbles'. Finds Research Group Datasheet 9. Finds Research Group 700-1700, Norwich.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-43872A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post medieval silver penny of Henry VIII dating to the period AD 1544 - 1547 (Third coinage). Probably mint of Southwark. See: North, Vol. II, p. 96, no. 1855.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-40D53B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Worn medieval silver penny of Edward I or II dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1327. Uncertain class. Mint of London.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-3E205D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval copper alloy single loop buckle with sheet metal plate dating to the period c. AD 1200 - 1450. Narrowed and offset strap bar with a small knop at either end. The frame expands in width from each knop to the front of the frame. The pin is wrapped around the strap bar and exhibts a transverse ridge approximately halfway along its length. The plate consists of the strip of sheet metal folded around the strap bar and with a rectangular notch cut to allow the pin to swivel. Three dome-headed rivets with roved-over ends in a triangular arrangement hold the two halves of the plate to…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-3DEC3A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of a medieval copper alloy sheet buckle plate dating to the period c. AD 1200 - 1500. Rectangular sheet plate broken across the line of the strap bar. It exhibts a rectangular notch whcih would have allowed the pin to swivel on the strap bar. It exhibits one rivet hole just behind the notch for the pin and two rivet holes at the attachment end. Traces of gilding survive on one side of the plate.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2D8E45
Object type: POT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Roman ceramic base sherd from a Samian ware vessel, probably a dish or bowl, dating to the period c. AD 120 - 260. Part of the foot ring and the floor of the vessel, projecting at a shallow angle from the top of the foot ring. The fabric is a buff orange colour and is fully oxidised. It is hard and exhibits frequent micaceous inclusions and occasional poorly sorted limestone inclusions. The sherd is heavily abraded, but retains a small amount of lustrous dark orange/red slip. The vessel likely derives from the central Gaulish Lezoux production centre.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2D6769
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post medieval copper alloy mount dating to the period c. AD 1600 - 1700. Openwork quatrefoil mount, the frame decorated with a series of radiating grooves. On the reverse are two integrally cast pointed lugs. Traces of white metal coating survive. See: NMS-F558DC.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2D0161
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of post medieval copper alloy furniture escutcheon consisting of an incomplete central plate decorated with four punched annulets arranged around a central keyhold-shaped aperture. On one side is a lobed terminal with a central rivet hole engraved with a simple foliate design. See: DOR-A2D44B, NMS-CC3B63 & NMS-A8E461 which appear to be fragments of a similar style of fitting.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2C7CD6
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late medieval to early post medieval copper alloy thimble dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1550. It is formed of a single piece of sheet copper alloy, cylindrical with a domed top which now has a jagged circular aperture. The exterior is covered in a series of hand-punched circular pits. A circumferential groove runs around the mouth. Similar thimbles have been dated to the later part of the medieval period (c. AD 1400-1550) by Edwin Holmes (Sewing Thimbles FRG Datasheet 9) and are commonly known as "beehive" thimbles. Egan (1998) illustrates a number of copper alloy thimbles dating …
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2AA9A9
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval copper alloy single loop buckle dating to the period c. AD 1200 - 1400. D-shaped loop with an offset strap bar which has an oval knop at either end. The front edge is expanded, with a central constriction for a sheet metal roller, flanked at either end by a rounded knop. The roller exhibits a wide central groove for the pin rest flanked on either side by a series of narrow transverse grooves. The pin is missing. See: Egan &Pritchard, 2002, p. 74, no. 301.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2A9589
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete late medieval to post medieval copper alloy double loop buckle dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1650. The central narrowed strap bar is trapezoidal in cross-section. One loop is intact. Oval in shape with a projecting knop at top and bottom and an expanded outer edge tapering to a point. Of the second loop only two stubs remain. See: Whitehead, R, 2003, p. 55 for similar examples.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2A696B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval copper alloy composite strap end dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1450. It consists of two symmetrical sheet metal plates with a forked spcaer in the centre, The forked spacer terminates in a projecting collared knop. The three components are held together by a copper alloy rivet at either end of the sheets. Both rivets sit flush with the surfaces of the plates. See: Egan & Pritchard, 2002, p. 142 - 143, no. 660.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2A19F4
Object type: MIRROR CASE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Medieval copper alloy hinged mirror case dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1500. Normally these artefacts consist of two matching circular hinged discs that close together in order to protect the mirror, however, only one of the disc remains. This has an inwards facing rim that project down at a right angle fromm the top of the disc. Projecting from one side is the stub of the clasp. On the opposite side of the frame a broken section indicated the position of the missing pierced double lug. The upper surface is decorated with a cross formed of two lines of opposed triangles …
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-29E91B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete medieval to post medieval foot from a cooking vessel such as a cauldron, posnet or skillet dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1700. The leg has a worn break at the top. It is trapezoidal in cross-section with a slightly concave reverse and expands into the moulded foot. The front is divided by a prominent central mid-rib,flanked by a shallower rib on either side. It exhibits traces of sooting. The vessels to which these were attached were usually of a tripod form and were widely used from circa AD 1200-1700 for serving and cooking. Butler and Green (2003) 15, state 'there is…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-29AEAD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Worn Roman copper alloy as of uncertain Flavian emperor dating to the period AD 69 - 96 (Reece Period 4). Uncertain reverse type. Mint of Rome.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-297E6D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Worn late medieval silver penny of uncertain ruler dating to the period c. AD 1351 - 1549. Mint of York. Both faces are heavily worn.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-295CC3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn medieval silver penny of Henry III dating to the period AD 1236 - 1242. Class 7c. Moneyer: Nichole. Mint of London. See: North, Vol. I, p. 180, no. 980.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EF8DEA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I dating to the period AD 1561 - 1582 (Second coinage). Uncertain initial mark. Tower mint. See: North, Vol. II, p. 113, no. 1998.
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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