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

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Record ID: LVPL-D76246
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A complete copper alloy object of uncertain date and function. The object consists of a long hook, measuring 85mm in length before it curves, tapering in width to a rounded point. The hook is circular in cross-section. At the top of the object the hook expands and flattens to form an integral loop. The loop has an internal diameter of 14mm. The object has a mid-green patina and is undecorated. It is in fair condition. Dimensions: 85mm in length, 20mm in width (at the loop), 8.60g. The exact function of the object is unknown however the form and lack of decoration suggests it…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-D6ED96
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
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A copper alloy finger ring of post-medieval date. The hoop is formed from a strip of copper alloy which joins. It is circular in plan with a decorated recessed circumferential band. The decoration is worn and difficult to see however appears to be a repeating series of raised motifs possibly pellets. There is no bezel. The object has a dark green patina and gilding is visible on the outer face. Dimensions: 19mm in diameter, 7mm width of band, 1mm thickness of band, 3.55g
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-D6C973
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A copper alloy finger ring of post-medieval date. The hoop would have been circular in plan however has been bent out of shape. It has a slight D-shaped cross-section. The bezel consists of a raised very worn sexfoil which may have been intended to be a flower. The finger ring has a mid-brown patina. Dimensions: 22mm in length, 12mm in width, 5mm width of hoop, 2.25g
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-C8BCCC
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A complete copper alloy probable toggle, or possible awl, of uncertain dating, but probably Post Medieval (AD 1500 to AD 1700). The probable toggle is a pointed oval shape with a circular cross section. Both ends narrow to a blunt point. A narrowed waist is present at the centre. The probable toggle is a greyish-green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss in some of the surface detail. Dimensions: 45mm in length, 8mm thick (at the centre), 8.35g. A similar example which has been record…
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-31143E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy and silvered trumpet brooch of Roman date. The brooch has a typical oval or 'trumpet' shaped head. The bow tapers in width towards the small oval foot. In the centre of the bow is an oval waist moulding of outward-bowing diamond shapes. Above and below the waist moulding is a double transverse collar. On the head of the brooch are two elongated oval mouldings with a groove in the centre. The leg of the brooch is decorated with a central vertical groove. At the rear of the brooch the spring is formed with a central axis bar passing through a pierced lug wh…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-302794
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy wire ring possibly dating to the Roman period. The object consists of two strips of wire which are bent into a circle to form the band. The ends overlap and curl around the band forming two slip knots. The strips of wire are circular in cross-section. Dimensions: 19mm in diameter, 11mm in width at the bezel, 1.50g. This basic style of slip-knotted wire ring had a long life (there are Roman examples) but was perhaps most popular in the 7th century AD, when it was most commonly used on necklaces. Similar finger rings are known from Viking graves and hoards of the la…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-2F47CD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy late Iron Age or Roman penannular broch dating to the first century BC or AD. The frame is circular in cross-section. The terminal ends are spirally coiled outwards from the frame and on the same plane, turning three times. The pin survives and is mobile. It is a strip of copper alloy bent around the frame tapering to a point and intended to rest between the terminals. The pin is circular in cross-section. Dimensions: 25mm in length, 19mm in width, 1mm thick, 1.90g. This type is quite rare and an example can be seen in Fowler (1960, 151), as B in Fig. 1. Fowler…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-8A4D92
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A complete copper alloy Crotal bell of a single cast form of Post-Medieval date (AD 1550-1750). The object comprises two hemispheres divided by a raised horizontal circumferential rib. There are two sound holes, one on either side of the integral, rectangular suspension loop with a sub-circular perforation. The loop projects from the upper hemisphere. The lower sound hemisphere is composed of two circular sound holes close to the ridge between which is a rectangular sound slot. The pea remains intact. The object is undecorated and has a crack on one side on the lower half of the object.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-89548A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A lead alloy decorated spindle whorl. In the centre of the object is a circular perforation. It is D shaped in cross section. The object is a powdery white colour. The object was possibly decorated but very faded. There is a nick in one side, probably from modern damage.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-89317D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A copper-alloy two piece buckle of post-medieval date with missing a spindle and pin. There are moulded pin rests flanked by moulded collars on each side of the object. The spindle holes are flanked by three lobed knops. The buckle has a mid-green patina.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-89076E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy two piece buckle with missing spingle. The buckle is rectangular in shape with rounded corners. There are two moulded pin rests on either side of the buckle. On both sides of the spindle hole there are two scroll knops with a central spherical knop.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-88106B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Asymmetrical undecorated copper-alloy buckle dating to AD1350 - 1450. The buckle has a D shaped main loop which is notched for the pin. The strap loop is regtangular. Very similar to No 588 p.87 in Whitehead. R. 2003. Buckles 1250 - 1800. Greenlight Witham Essex.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-87BDEB
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy two piece buckle with seperate spindle. The buckle has been tinned or silvered. It is rectangular in shape with a groved boarder. It has a "cooking pot" shaped loop chape with a single internal spike. There are file marks on the inside of the buckle Possibly used as a shoe buckle.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-875017
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy decorated spindle whorl. In the centre of the object is a circular perforation. There are 5 circular petal-like loops with each loop containing a smaller, inner loop. Between the gaps of each loop is a an inverted V-shape. Spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are typically dated broadly to the medieval period c.1100-1500.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-86FF84
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy musket ball of post-medieval date. The object is spherical in plan and has a visible casting seem running around its circumfrence. The object is powdery white in colour and is embedded with black crystalised fragments. The object has been flattened in three places indicating that it may have impacted on another object.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-86DE3B
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy musket ball of post-medieval date. The object is spherical in plan and has a visible casting seam around the circumfrence. It is powdery white in colour and has a visible spru.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-869CBA
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy musket ball of post-medieval date. The object is spherical in plan and has a visible casting seem running around its circumfrence. The object has a smooth light white patina and is nicked in places. There is no visible spru. Musket balls are discussed in Courtney's "Small Arms Accessories of the Mid-Seventeenth Century" (1988) and on page 202 of "Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition" by Geoff Egan (2005).
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-753118
Object type: PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Sefton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy pin of medieval to post medieval date. The object has a globular head and a circular sectioned shaft. The head measures 11.5mm in width. The shaft measures 5mm in width where it meets the head and tapers to a rounded point measuring 2mm in width. There is no collar. The object has a mid-green patina in places. Dimensions: 59mm in length, 11.5mm in width, 10.35g. It is noted in Egan & Forsyth (1997:222) that: "Pins are recovered in abundance from almost all sites yielding 15th and 16th century material. They were indispensable and vast quantities were used in Englan…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Maghull', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-730974
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy object, probably dating to the Early Medieval period. The object is rectangular in plan and cross-section. One long edge is incomplete due to ancient breaks and has a slight rectangular projection in the centre. Along the opposite long edge is a pierced sub-oval projection, which projects at a right angle to the body of the object. The front of the object is decorated with a rectangular recessed panel. The panel is infilled with transverse decoration of ridges and grooves and is gilded. To the rear of the object two circular possible rivet holes are visi…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scopwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-725484
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy brooch of the cruciform type, dating to the early Anglo-Saxon period, from c. AD 500-550. The head of the brooch is mostly missing with only a small fragment and one partial wing remaining. From the centre of the lower edge of the headplate a D-sectioned arched bow extends downwards with ridged moulding at each corner. The lower bow is flat and recessed with zoomorphic projections. Each projection is pierced with a circular perforation, one of which is incomplete. Above the perforation they are decorated with moulded linear grooves and an oval groove whic…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scopwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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