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Record ID: DUR-A53171
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A silver seal matrix, dating to the post-medieval period, c.AD 1700-1800. The die (face of the seal) is oval in plan and rectangular in cross section. The reverse face of the die rises slightly toward centre, and is decorated with a series of oval shaped petals in relief, that radiate from the central pedestal. To the top of the pedestal is applied a cast perforated handle with a suspension loop terminal. The handle is formed from an inverted scrolling openwork heart-shape, the later split centrally by further scrollwork into three segments. The die face depicts a cut ar…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coniscliffe area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-8DEB6C
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete silver early post-medieval dress hook eye clasp (c. AD1500-1600) The convex central plate of the fastener is circular in plan with twisted silver wire filigree decoration around the edge of the outer face. At the centre of the plate is a cinquefoil arrangement of a single raised pellet surrounded by five radiating twisted silver wire circular 'petals'. A further, smaller, pellet is visible between the fourth and fifth petal. On the reverse a single soldered silver wire forms a large lower loop with two smaller upper attachment loops. The fastener is in genera…
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Terrington Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-88691D
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy dirk dating from the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1500-1300BC. Related to dirks with ill- or poorly defined butts or possible damaged butts (because of rehafting) (Burgess and Gerloff 1981, nos. 217-266). The dirk survives in good condition with an even olive green patina covering most of the surface. There are some patches of corrosion in the centres and towards the butt ends on both obverse and reverse and there is damage around the outside edges. The rivets are missing and there is considerable damage around the rivet holes. The olive patinated surface is smooth: the …
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalton Parish area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-2D03C7
Object type: CRUCIFIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete silver pendant in the form of a crucifix, dating from the medieval period (c.AD1400-1500). The horizontal arms of the crucifix appear to terminate in crudely cast trefoils, whilst the lower terminal is completely obscured by the feet of the figure of Christ. The upper terminal is formed by an integral loop, with attached silver link. The figure of Christ, also integral to the crucifix, is again somewhat crude, with extended arms and over large hands. Incised grooves, marking the fingers of the left hand, are clearly visible; not so with the right hand, which a…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2018
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Record ID: DUR-4CC859
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete sheet spherical silver bell, probably dating to the later medieval or early post-medieval period (AD 1450-1600) The bell is sub-oval, or globular, in shape, and appears to be manufactured from two silver sheets hammered into a hemispherical shapes, and joined at the waist. The join is undecorated, and shows signs of having been polished or ground to remove any seam marks. Two small 'sound holes', appear to have been bored, are present on the upper hemisphere on opposing sides of the bell. There is a notable lack of any slot on the base of the bell. A thin band …
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: DUR-4BF5EB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete cast gold Reson or Posie finger ring, with a floriate and foliate pattern and interior 'Black Letter' inscription, dating to the late medieval period (AD1350-1500). The outer surface of the gold ring has thin parallel bands running around the upper and lower edges of the band, enclosing an engraved design featuring saltire crosses and diamonds. Each of the five diamonds contains flowers (2) or what appears to be a fruit (3), most likely strawberry. Traces of niello can be seen surrounding the flowers and fruit, and traces of white enamel remain within one of th…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2018
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Record ID: DUR-4543AF
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: An acorn finial from an incomplete silver spoon, dating from the medieval period (AD1300-1450). The lower part of the spoon and much of the handle (or stem) is missing. The remaining portion of stem (7mm in length) is hexagonal in section, whilst the finial or knop is in the form of an acorn. The shell of the acorn is decorated with linear cross-hatching. Dimensions: Length: 16.19mm Diameter (stem): 3.44mm Diameter (finial): 6.71mm Weight: 2.4g Discussion: Acorn knop spoons have been recorded in medieval contexts; Egan (1998:252) illustrates a number of spoons of s…
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2018
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Record ID: DUR-B29ED3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete(?) cast copper-alloy object, dating from the Bronze Age to the Post-medieval periods. The object comprises a sub-rectangular convex plate with rounded corners, to the reverse of which a further smaller protruding plate has been attached at a right angle to the larger plate. This smaller plate is again sub-rectangular with rounded upper/outer corners, and flares slightly toward the base were it is welded to the main plate. A small groove has been cut laterally across the centre of the upper edge of this smaller plate. The object is otherwise undecorated, with no perforati…
Created on: Wednesday 9th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: DUR-B23402
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap fitting or sword belt hangar, in the form of an asymmetrical double looped plate, dating to the post-medieval period, (c.AD 1500-1600). The object is comprised of an irregular asymmetrical plate with two (of three) remaining integral basal loops. The left loop retains its circular suspension-eye, and appears broken at the base; the latter is missing from the central loop. The fitting has been broken to the right of the central rivet hole, thus the right loop, and right rivet hole, are missing. There is also evidence of damage to the fitting in …
Created on: Wednesday 9th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Record ID: DUR-19E172
Object type: WALKING STICK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold walking cane ferrule dating from the late 19th century. Description: The ferrule is made from thin sheet gold and has a stamped design in relief of foliate scrolls, with a thin plain border at each edge. A large central heraldic shield features an inscribed crest of a lion's head charged with a bend. The hallmark to the right of the shield shows the initials 'J.K.' and '18Ct'. The ferrule is sub-rectangular and appears to taper in slightly towards the base. The ferrule would have originally been tubular; however, it has been compressed, and is now almost flat. Th…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: DUR-186157
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver denarius of Trajan dating to the period AD 103-11 (Reece Period 5). Obv. laureate head right with aegis [IMP T]RAIANO [A]VG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Rev. Pax seated left, holding branch and sceptre; at her feet, a kneeling Dacian [S P Q R OPT]IMO PRIN[CIPI] Cf. RIC II Trajan 187
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: DUR-095A13
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver farthing of Edward III dating to the medieval period AD 1344-51. North Number: Third (Florin) Coinage, Type G 1135/1. Obv: Crowned bust facing, probably bifolate crown - [ED]WARDVS REX AN Rev: Long cross, three pellets in angles - CIVI TAS LON DON NB: Somewhat tentative identification due to the addition of the 'AN' to the end of the obverse legend. Spink (p174) notes the 'An' for 1562B, but with the reverse featuring an escallop in one quarter (which this does not). The halfpenny of North 1134 also features the 'AN', but this coin appears to small for a hal…
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: DUR-090744
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver shilling of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: plain cross/plain cross: 1578, Second Issue Obverse: Crowned bust left, rose behind head ELIZABETH D' G' ANG FR' ET HI' REGINA Reverse: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend 1578 above shield POSUI DEUADEUTOREM MEU North (North 1991, 134) 1997
Created on: Thursday 20th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: DUR-072AB6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn silver half groat of James I dating to the period 1603-1625, probably from the second coinage 1604-1619. North number 2014 The coin has two small piercings at 1 and 2 o'clock close to the edge caused by wear.This may indicate a secondary function which would normally indicate that it should be considered as potential Treasure. However, since coins of this period with similar piercings appear in hoards of currency, it suggests that such objects could re-enter circulation as coins. It therefore cannot be said with confidence whether this particular object was regarded as a …
Created on: Thursday 20th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
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Record ID: DUR-75B6D5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead spindle whorl of Medieval to Post Medieval date. The spindle whorl is semi-conical with a central perforation running through it. The reverse has a groove that runs around the circumference. There is no decoration. The metal is a whitish-brown colour and is worn. The spindle whorl is 31.6mm in diameter,13.12mm thick and weighs 42.8g.The diameter of the perforation on the reverse is 16.81mm decreasing to 12.78 mm on the obverse. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post - medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty.…
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: DUR-746231
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead spindle whorl of medieval to post medieval date. The spindle whorl is bi - conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with raised lines radiating from the central perforation resulting in irregularly shaped trapezoidal cells with between two and three pellets within each. The metal is a mid whitish - brown colour and is worn. The spindle whorl is 28.35mm in diameter, 14.23mm thick and weighs 46.4g. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post medieval period and are difficult to date with any…
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
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Record ID: DUR-4E1468
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete cast copper-alloy socketed hammer, probably dating the late Bronze Age 'Ewart Park' phase (c.900-800 BC). Whilst the hammer is sub-rectangular in cross-section, viewed in plan from above the hammer is rectangular, and the convex sides are sub-rectangular. The hammer is section waisted, expanding into a flared collar, with four concentric grooves (or three bands or 'ribs') encircling the base of the flared socket end. The socket mouth is sub-circular whilst the interior void appears to taper toward the hammer end. Casting lines running along the upper and l…
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: DUR-374901
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date. The spindle whorl has a central perforation running through it, surrounded by a slight groove. The metal is a brown colour and is worn. The spindle whorl is 25.83mm in diameter, 8.00mm thick, and weighs 23.8g. The perforation is 9.35mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-medieval periods while undecorated examples cannot be securely date…
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: DUR-04003E
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy figurine, depicting an apostle holding a gospel, dating to the late medieval or most probably the early post medieval period, c. AD 1400-1650 Description: The front of the figurine depicts a standing figure, draped in robes with long trailing sleeves covering the entirety of the body with the exception of the front of the feet and the hands. The draped robes extend around the sides of the figurine. The hands are clasped, with the left hand being folded over the right. A book (or gospel) is held in the crook of the left arm. The head is covered with a band ti…
Created on: Monday 8th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
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Record ID: DUR-9A7F0B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, but misshapen, cast copper alloy finger ring of probable post-medieval date. The bezel is shield-shaped and has been soldered to the band. A join is visible at the solder point on the rear of the bezel, indicating the band was cast and folded to form the (now misshapen) hoop. Some patches of gilding remain on the surface of the finger ring, particularly in the vicinity of the bezel. The metal has a mid brown patina, with patches of active green copper corrosion evident. The finger ring measures 24.72mm long, 15.41mm wide, and 3.3g. The band is 5.49mm wide and 1.3m…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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