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    • Created after: Saturday 1st January 2005
    • Created before: Saturday 31st December 2005
    • Primary material: Iron

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Record ID: NARC-980BB6
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete hand made iron arrowhead dating to the medieval period. The arrow is socketed, with a long socket of c. 45mm, and has a barbed head with a noticeable medial longitudinal spine. In profile it takes the shape of a circle with triangular protrusions on either side. Jessop (1997, 3) notes that this is a 'relatively simple design', the central spine providing 'improved lateral strength and aerodynamic properties'. The tips of the barbs have suffered abrasions, as has the terminal of the socket. This form is that described by Roger Ascham in 1545 as the 'broad head' or 'swal…
Created on: Wednesday 21st December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BH-8205E3
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily corroded iron key of probable post-medieval date. The bow would originally have been oval but approximately half is now missing. The stem is of circular section, hollow, and has a collar at the bow end. The bit has a straight front vertical edge and, on the other side, two wards and two clefts. It measures 147.4mm long by 41.9mm wide and 14.4mm thick. It weighs 78.44g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Baldock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-702115
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Wrought iron rondel dagger handle with a cast coppper alloy guard and the remains of the end of the short, single-edged blade. The handle tapers towards the pommel end. There are three rivet holes in the handle which would have held the wooden haft. The dagger is 123.5 mm long, 25 mm wide and 4 mm thick. The guard is flat in profile and oval in plan and is 59 mm long, 20 mm wide and 2.6 mm thick. Ward Perkins (1993) illustrates a similar example on page 45, Plate VIII, Figs. 4 & 5, Nos.A1306 & A1773, which are dated to the latter half of the 15th century.
Created on: Monday 19th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUSS-1766D5
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron nail of unknown date, it is possibly medieval to post-medieval in date. The nail has a rectangular section and a square head. The head = 19.7 x 16.8 mm.
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Southease', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-1515C1
Object type: AWL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron awl of probable Roman date. The object is of square section and tapers from the centre to a point at each end. It measures 40.9mm long by 5.5mm wide and weighs 3.2g. It is heavily corroded.
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Baldock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-ED14C2
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Nearly complete iron spear head. The spear head is socketed, open and and tapers to the blade. The socket terminal is damaged. The blade is lozenge shaped in cross-section and has wide shoulders tapering to the tip. The blade is slightly bowed above the shoulders and the tip has been bent over and now points down towards the socket. The bends have patinated breaks and appear to have been done intentionally rather than the result of accidental damage. The external diameter of the socket is 16mm. The blade length is approximately 225mm in total, and 5mm thick, although some of th…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Washingborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-EBD5B7
Object type: HOB NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Six forged iron nails. Small nails with square, domed heads and short, square sectioned, tapering shanks. Several of the nails are bent over at the ends. These are similar to Roman hobnails. Sample dimensions: 12.95 x 9.68 x 7.11 mm Sample weight: 0.85 g Total weight:7.27
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2005
Last updated: Sunday 9th October 2016
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Record ID: SUSS-D6A774
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman spear-head dating to the mid 1st century AD. The spearhead fits into Manning’s Group 1A classification and it is a small-bladed spearhead. The spearhead has been carefully made with a welded socket. The socket is a closed type, but now has a damaged mouth due to corrosion. The mouth of the socket measures 30.27mm in diameter. The socket is 91.76mm in length. The blade is leaf-shaped, with rounded edges and rounded shoulders. The section on the blade is flat on both surfaces. The blade has blunt edges and a damaged tip. The blade measures 47.17mm x 57.66 mm. There is a…
Created on: Monday 12th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Billingshurst', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-D4FBA4
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large hand made iron nail. The head is rectangular, measuring 50mm by 38mm and has a thickness on 11mm. The shank is 64mm long and is rectangular in section, tapering from 13mm to 4mm at the tip. The nail probably dates to the Medieval period.
Created on: Monday 12th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WILT-84F5D2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman iron knife not represented in the knives of Manning's Catalogue of the Romano-British iron tools, fittings and weapons in the British Museum, 1985. The knife is 187mm in length, the blade occupying 116mm of this. The handle is rectangular in section, measuring 10x11mm in width and thickness. It terminates in a loop 21mm in diameter (internal 5mm, although the loop is heavy with corrosion). The blade itself is curving along the cutting edge and is a (very) elongated S in shape. The back of the blade also curves in a very elongated S-shape, but at an angle so it narrows the blad…
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: DENO-82B7E4
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small spherical cast iron cannonball. Diameter c.46mm, weight 305g. Weighing c.0.5lb and measuring 1.5" this could have come from a Serpentine gun, a small matchlock cannon with c.1.5" bore firing 0.5lb shot.
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-815BB8
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete iron socketed arrowhead. The arrowhead has a circular socket measuring 7mm in internal diameter. The socket tapers to the central spine and is approximately 38mm in length before it meets the barbs. The two barbs lie close to the socket, giving the arrow head a smooth slender profile. The wings are slightly curved.
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-813E94
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
D-shaped iron buckle frame. The frame is oval in cross-section. The pin is missing.
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-806CF4
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete large iron door key. The key has a solid circular-sectioned shank with two bits at the end. The shank extends slightly beyond the bit. The eye is missing.
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-804FB1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible iron mount. The object is well worn but has a moulded decoration on on surface, consisting of two plant stems, one of which has two further shorter curls of foliage coming off it. The sides of the object that compliment the curls of the foliage appear to be original, whereas the sides that transverse the motifs are breaks. The reverse is irregular, corroded and worn and shows no signs of attachment.
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-70F135
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large iron horseshoe. The shoe is very corroded and has two rivets remaining. The shoe looks unfinished; one side has been beaten flat however the other is still thick and rectangular in cross-section.
Created on: Wednesday 7th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LON-6B0B34
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron sewing ring. The edges slope inwards slightly at the open top and there is a flared rim at the base. Roughly made, with large circular indentations and thicker overlapping join. There is a horizontal line around the top of the area of indentations.
Created on: Wednesday 7th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Trig Stairs', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-57BE56
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron point with circular section stem, tapering to oval at the blunt end. The point is triangular in section.
Created on: Tuesday 6th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dowgate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-444096
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron socketed spearhead of broadly medieval date. Though corroded, the artefact survives relatively well and the angular blade shape can be clearly discerned. The blade turns in after 115-120mm at an angle of approximately 140 degrees. Beyond the blade tapers to a width of 14.3mm at its junction with the socket. The blade is flat with a shallow lozengiform section. The socket expands to a hollow circular section of diameter 24.3mm over a length of 100mm. The socket is broken at its terminal across 13.6mm. If this socket was once split, a trait indicative of an Anglo- Saxon date, th…
Created on: Monday 5th December 2005
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2011
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Record ID: SF-4240B4
Object type: HOB NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron possible Roman hob nail, with a conical head and a tapering square cross-sectioned shaft. The head measures 11mm in base diameter and c7mm in height. The shaft tapers to a point and curves upwards at its tip, it is c9mm in length and c3.5mm in width and thickness. Hob nails were used in Roman military footwear, boots were made from three main pieces of leather, the upper the sole and the insole, all three layers were clenched together with hobnails, frequently arranged in patterns, some which were created to facilitate compfortable walking (Bishop and Coulston 1993, 100,…
Created on: Monday 5th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elveden', grid reference and parish protected.


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