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    • Created after: Sunday 1st January 2012
    • Created before: Tuesday 15th May 2012
    • County: Cornwall
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Record ID: CORN-BDD2F0
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast lead alloy bridle boss, or harness mount, circular in plan and plano-convex in profile, missing its rectangular attachment loops for the strap. The boss has a plain raised circle in the centre, with a recessed groove beyond and then two concentric borders: the first is a raised wavy line and the second is a line of raised squares, each with a circular perforation and defined by a recessed transverse groove. The closest parallel on the database is YORYM-9D5048 which is dated from the 18th century. Read (1988) illustrates similar plain centres and multi-roundel borders on lead …
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-BDB3C4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Copper penny token issued by John Williams III (1753-1841) of Scorrier House, Redruth which was bought by him in 1778 when he was running Scorrier Mine. The obverse of the coin depicts a pumping engine house, with brickwork on the chimney, and a winding machine with the inscription PAYABLE AT SCORRIER HOUSE upon a ribbon above the scene, and below it in four lines in exergue ONE POUND FOR 240 TOKENS IN 1812. The reverse depicts the Prince of Wales plume of three feathers with the motto ICH / DIEN on scrolls on either side, surrounded by a garter with the inscription CORNISH PENNY.…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-BDA145
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Copper farthing of Charles II (1660-1685), with the date on the reverse in exergue, which appears, though mostly illegible, to be 1672 as the base of the 2 can just be made out; Spink 3394.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2012
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-BD3DD5
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of a cast copper alloy plano-convex ingot, sub-triangular in plan and profile, and plano-convex in section. The fragment rises up from its semi-circular outer edge, which is about 10 mm in thickness, to the centre of the ingot, where it is broken, and 27 mm in thickness or height. The two sides which look deliberately waisted may have been filed after sections were taken out of the ingot, and have since worn smooth and corroded to form rounded yet defined rectangular edges. There are also a few pits in the base, side and upper surface, which were probably formed from air pock…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-80F942
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Pressed and stamped three-part hollow domed gilt copper alloy button with separate soldered attachment loop, embossed with the Royal coat of arms, consisting of a crowned garter with a lion to the left and unicorn to the right, with the legend HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (the French phrase meaning: "Shamed be he who thinks evil of it") within the Royal Garter. From these details and the size of the button, it appears to be a General Service cap button, which were introduced in 1871 and in use until 1924 when a variety of regimental buttons were re-introduced (Meredith & Cuddeford, 1997,…
Created on: Monday 7th May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-80CB46
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Pressed and stamped three-part hollow domed gilt copper alloy naval button with separate soldered attachment loop, embossed with the crown of George III to William IV c.1760-1837 (Meredith & Cuddeford, 1997, 42) over a the 'foul' anchor, where the anchor is entangled with a cable, within linear and ropework borders, and on a background of parallel transverse incised lines. The back of the button is too corroded and encrusted to make out the back mark and only the base of the attachment loop remains. In 1774 a foul anchor surrounded by rope edging took the place of the rose and in 17…
Created on: Monday 7th May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-806C16
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Pressed and stamped three-part hollow domed copper alloy button with separate soldered attachment loop at the back. The front of the button depicts, in relief, the Prince of Wales plume of three feathers within a coronet with the motto ICH / DIEN in a scroll on either side. The three feathers and the motto "lch Dien", German for "I Serve", go back to Edward (1330-1376), the eldest son of Edward III. He was known as the 'Black Prince' because he had his suit of armour painted black, a very unusual thing at the time. He later became the Prince of Wales and the three feathers and coronet…
Created on: Monday 7th May 2012
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-7F87B1
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy hollow-domed, die-cut, two-piece button with a soldered circular attachment loop at the back. The front of the button depicts the 'Ordnance' shield (Ivall & Thomas, 1974, p.42) with three artillery guns, one above the other, surmounted by a band with three bezants in a row, alternating with piles of shot. The surface of the button is very worn and corroded and would have originally been plated but no evidence of that now survives. The button is probably stamped with the words 'PORTREATH ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS' from left to right on either side and above the shield, but…
Created on: Monday 7th May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-7E6A42
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy two-piece domed button with soldered attachment loop. The face of the button is very worn and hard to make out but the back mark is clear: .FIRMIN & WESTALL. STRAND which operated in London from c.1794-1812. The letters within the seven-pointed star of the Order of the Garter, surmounted by a crown, appear to be D G which stands for Dragoon Guards, with an X above them which would stand for the 10th Regiment which became the Prince of Wales' Own Hussars in 1806. At this time the buttons depicted the Prince of Wales feathers so this button must pre-date 1806. The mott…
Created on: Monday 7th May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-53E127
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast iron shot, spherical in shape, with pitted surface, but with most of the surface iron corrosion product having fallen away since it was found, leaving the original object. The shot is about an inch and a quarter in diameter, or 39 mm, which could have been used by the smaller artillery pieces like the 'base', or small cannon, which was the smallest of the 'standard' list of guns of the late 16th century, at one and a quarter inch calibre, but equally could have been used as grape shot for some of the larger pieces. In the 17th century, during the Civil War, any iron object was us…
Created on: Saturday 5th May 2012
Last updated: Saturday 5th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-27F352
Object type: BULLET
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Cast lead bullet with hollow core, cylindrical in shape and sub-circular in section, with three incised parallel lines around its circumference at the mid point. The bullet has been bent and flattened through use, from the impact it received when hitting a hard surface, once it had been fired. The diameter of the bullet has been distorted by the impact and when perfectly round, would probably have been about 16 mm. From the diamater and weight of this bullet, it appears to be a 0.625 (16 mm) bullet from an English Baker rifle type, originally the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle, but refer…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Last updated: Saturday 5th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-2637E3
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Two cast lead shot, probably musket balls, spherical in shape, one with two incised parallel lines on the surface at its widest point, but not damaged from use. The diameter of about 16 mm and weight of about 23 g of the shot compares well with examples from the 17th and 18th centuries in the Royal Institution of Cornwall's collections and those on the database. These are definitely for small arms and may have come from a smooth bore musket. Musket calibres ranged from 0.5 inches (13 mm) to 0.8 inches (20 mm), but during the 17th century they tend to be larger and heavier than these e…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Last updated: Saturday 10th November 2012
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Record ID: CORN-251B02
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast iron cannon ball, spherical in shape, pitted and corroded on the surface but not damaged from use. The diameter of 82 mm and weight of almost 2kg of the cannon ball compares well with examples of Civil War shot in the Royal Institution of Cornwall's collections, in particular a cannon ball from Castle Dore, Lostwithiel (TRURI 1992.91) and another from Tresillian Bridge (TRURI 1993.8), both Civil Ware battle sites. The size and weight of the ball suggests that it would fit a 'Minion' cannon which had a 3.5 inch bore and shot a 4 pound ball (Bailey, 2000, 95). These were used from …
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Last updated: Monday 7th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-1AEFD1
Object type: BOWL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of a cast copper alloy bowl, from the base of the rim, following the curvature of the body of the bowl and tapering towards the base where it has broken away from the vessel. The curvature in profile shows that the bowl would not have been very deep, perhaps 120 mm in depth. The the curvature in plan suggests that the bowl would have been about 260 mm in diameter. Egan (2005) illustrates a similar example of a bowl fragment with a curved body on page 99, Fig.85, No.443, which is dated from c.1550-1600. Ottaway and Rogers (2002) list body fragments of thin cast cooking pot…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-F13F72
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of a cast copper alloy sword blade, rectangular in plan and profile and lozenge-shaped in section. Both cutting edges are worn and incomplete and the perpendicular edges to these are broken so that the original length of the blade is unknown as well as the position of this fragment along it, though it is at the end that tapers towards the tip, as any raised area has flattened out in section. The smooth dark green patina survives better on one face of the blade than the other, which has an uneven surface of raised areas of corrosion product. The lozenge-shaped section of the…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-F0C156
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy rim fragment from a large bowl or cooking vessel with an internally bevelled rim that is semi-circular in section and flush with the upper edge of the vessel. The body of the vessel curves downwards slightly to suggest a reasonably deep straight-sided bowl or a deep straight-sided everted rim, as seen on cauldrons, and the curvature of the rim suggests a large diameter of about 320 mm. The bevelled rim itself is 4.7 mm thick which then tapers to the body which is 4 mm thick. Egan (2005) illustrates a similar example of a bowl fragment with a flared rim and straight…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-EBBDA2
Object type: CAULDRON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy receptacle leg, probably from a small cauldron or skillet, triangular in plan, profile and section, with a large central mid-rib, flanked by a slightly narrower rib either side, and tapering from the triangular fragment of the body of the vessel at its upper end, to a pointed end at its foot. The back of the leg is flat and the end of the foot is worn, particularly on one side from use wear, so that it looks deliberately narrowed or pinched. Read (1988) illustrates a similar example on page 96, no.596, which is dated from the 13th to the 17th century. Butler & …
Created on: Monday 30th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
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Record ID: CORN-91F4F7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Copper as of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, c.AD 139-180, [TR POT VI (according to the position of HONOS)] COS II on reverse so c.AD 151-2, RIC 1306, BMC 1918
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2012
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-7F10E5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Brass sestertius of a Roman emperor of the 2nd century AD, as it is reasonably square, suggesting it was made out of a strip, but too worn and incomplete to identify.
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2012
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-5CBF05
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy spectacle or double-loop buckle frame with bevelled inside edge and flat back so that it is semi-circular in section. The pin bar is also bevelled on both sides and therefore narrowed, but it is flush with the frame with a recessed groove at either end where it meets the frame. The frame is decorated with oblique lines which change angle as they move around each loop, creating a rope effect. The pin is missing but the original surface remains, although with some scratches and corrosion. Whithead (1996) illustrates similar spectacle buckles with oblique engraved lin…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-F3AE48
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete cast copper alloy spur with only one terminal remaining, the other side having been broken in antiquity. The sides of the spur have been bent outwards and the terminal has been bent back towards the side that it would have originally been in line with. The terminal is an enclosed sub-rectangle in profile and this type is often found paired with a circular terminal on the other side in Medieval examples, such as on iron prick spurs; but the style of the moulded neck and rowel box suggests that this spur dates from the Post-medieval period and so there would probably have bee…
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2012
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-D56A12
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third Issue (1561-1577), dated to 1568 on reverse, confirmed by mintmark of coronet, North 1998, Spink 2566.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-D539B2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Silver 4 sols of Louis XIV of France (1643-1715), minted at Lyon and dated on reverse to 1676. Obverse: IVDOVICVS XIIII D GRA; draped bust with annulet curls facing right Reverse: FRAN ET NAVARRE REX 1676; Crown above fleur-de-lis cross, D within. Krause & Mishler 2003 (17th century, 3rd edition), p. 218, No.KM 232.2.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-CA4A22
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy jews harp, with bevelled edges so that it is lozenge-shaped in section, which flattens out as the body extends into the tapering arms. At the apex of the loop there are two parallel grooves where the iron tongue would have been attached originally. This small lyre-shaped musical instrument was used by holding the frame between the teeth and striking the iron tongue with the fingers. They were used from the Medieval period right up to the 18th century, but the earlier ones are often forged iron, are decorated with punchwork or engraving, have 'barleytwist' loops, and …
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-CA14C1
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy button, circular in plan and flat in profile, with a central circular setting which contains a blue glass stone. The stone has since been chipped so that it almost looks hexagonal, but was originally more facetted. The upper face of the button also appears to have a pattern of cross-hatching involving groups of five parallel lines at right angles to each other and overlapping to look like textile, but most of the original surface has corroded away. The back of the button has an oval attachment loop, now 5mm in length, which was probably originally circular but has si…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-C98581
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete cast copper alloy dress hook fastener with the hook end having been bent straight and the loop end broken and missing. Two pointed projections are all that remain of the base of the attachment loop. The body of the fastener is circular in plan and domed in profile with a larger central raised pellet and six smaller pellets around it, representing a six-petalled flower, with six larger pellets alternating with these, as the larger petals, all within a border of smaller pellets. Bailey (1992) illustrates a similar example on page 30, No.12, which is dated from the 16th cent…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2012
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Record ID: CORN-C93882
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Copper-alloy buckle pin with a drilled circular hole for the bar and an incised groove on both sides just below the loop where the pin then narrows and is recessed and tapers to a flattened point. Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar incised and recessed pin on a shoe buckle on page 101, no.649, which is dated from c.1690-1720. Read (1988) illustrates a similar incised pin on a shoe buckle on page 174, No.1150, which is dated from c.1720-1790.
Created on: Monday 16th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
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Record ID: CORN-C8C480
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Sheet copper alloy mount or escutcheon plate in the form a flower with a central raised roundel and four trefoil petals in a cross formation. One of the central petals in one of the four groups has broken away so that it is flush with the other two petals either side. This broken edge may have originally been extended to form an arm of a handle for a drawer or as a decorative mount on an item of furniture. The back of the mount has an open circular hole, which is about 6 mm in diameter, where the mount has been punched from behind to form the central roundel on the front. It does not …
Created on: Monday 16th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-C85006
Object type: DOOR FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy, likely brass, knob terminal from a door or drawer handle, circular in plan and semi-circular in profile. The fitting is in the form of a daisy with a central raised dome. The dome is defined and bordered by two concentric rings which are surrounded by twelve petals that form the flower. The back of the fitting has a raised circular setting with a central hole, about 5 mm in diameter, which has several ridges to take the securing bolt, now missing, that would have fixed the knob to the door or drawer. Bailey (1993) illustrates similar examples on page 20, Nos.47 & …
Created on: Monday 16th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-7B70B5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Gold half noble of Edward III (1327-1377), Treaty Series (1363-1369), Standard Type B with double saltire stops, London mint with 'E' in centre of reverse, saltire before EDWARD on obverse, North 1238, Spink 1506.
Created on: Friday 13th April 2012
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-60A125
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete silver denarius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), [HADRIANVS] AVG COS III P P which dates the coin to c.AD 134-138 within his reign, but the reverse is worn and the original surface missing, so it cannot be defined, apart from a central figure standing right with a tall structure to the right, perhaps a parazonium, or perhaps another figure but they are too close together for ADVENTVS AVG type.
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2012
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-605D94
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Silver denarius of Faustina the Elder (AD 138-141), DIVA FAVSTINA so minted in Rome after her death in AD 141 and later in the reign of her husband, Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), AVGVSTA type of Vesta holding what appears to be palladium in outstretched right hand, RIC 369, BMC 439.
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2012
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-604237
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Silver Republican denarius with only four letters left on the obverse NIVS and a bare head facing right with curly hair and no beard and a defined angular mark at the base of the neck. So perhaps it is a denarius with the head and legend of Marcus Antonius, or Mark Antony (83-30 BC), but must date from at least the time of the Second Triumvirate with Octavian, established in 43 BC. The closest parallels that the recorder can find are on coins from the east, c.32-31 BC, with small lettering behind the head, and the best example of these is illustrated in BMC, Republic III (1970) on Pla…
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-602680
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Silver Republican denarius with most of the original surface now missing, and some corrosion product which appears as raised pellets and curved lines which suggest that the surface may have been exposed to some heat in the past. The coin is too worn to be able to identify it within this period and likely dates from c.211-27 BC.
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-214B63
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy fragment of a collar from a socketed axe, semi-circular in plan, B-shaped in profile and in section. The collar is quite substantial at about 12 mm deep and 9 mm thick, and there is quite a deep indented area below it before the body of the axe begins with a raised ridge. Along this ridge at one side of the axe is the remains of the base of the side loop, which has worn into a point. The surface is pitted and some of the original patina remains on the collar but the projecting sections have become worn and corroded and there are patches of light green bronze disease.…
Created on: Monday 9th April 2012
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-F29E04
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy fragment of a flanged blade from a socketed axe, semi-circular in plan, triangular in profile and lozenge-shaped in section. The blade edge is worn and incomplete so that it is only flanged on one side. The broken edge reveals an oblong aperture which is the end of the socket for the haft or handle of the axe. The original surface has mostly corroded away and there are patches of light green bronze disease. There is not enough detail to precisely date this fragment within the Late Bronze Age, but some comparanda are offered below. Pearce (1983) illustrates a simila…
Created on: Friday 6th April 2012
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-438E35
Object type: SIEVE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete sheet copper alloy sieve or strainer, circular in plan with irregular circular punches or perforations roughly made from one face. The roundel has been irregularly cut out of sheet and its edge is uneven where sections have broken off or been torn away, leaving open perforations. The object has been hand-made and was perhaps used as part of a kitchen implement or as a drainage filter and looks to be Medieval in date. A similar example was found at Hellesvean, St Ives, excavated from houses dated from the 12th century (Preston-Jones & Rose, CAJ 25, 1986, 146). Egan (2005…
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2012
Last updated: Monday 2nd April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-434197
Object type: BOWL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy rim fragment from a bowl with an everted beaded rim that is sub-square in section as it has been flattened on its upper, outer and lower edges. The body of the vessel curves downwards slightly to suggest a reasonably deep bowl and the curvature of the rim suggests a diameter of about 200 mm. The rim itself is 4 mm thick which is twice as thick as the body of the vessel. Egan (2005) illustrates a similar example of a bowl fragment with an everted rolled rim on page 98, Fig.85, No.441, which is dated from the late 15th to the early 16th century. Ottaway and Rogers …
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-42EF37
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy chisel, rectangular in plan and section, and triangular in profile. The socketed collar is missing and the blade end has been hammered flat so that is has flanged outwards slightly on both sides. The casting seam on both sides has been filed down, and there are now lumps of corrosion product following these lines which obscure the detail. The surface is generally corroded and pitted with patches of powdery bright green bronze disease. Pearce (1983) illustrates a similar socketed chisel from Bodmin, Cornwall on page 563, Plate 2, No.12 and another from Bovey Tracey,…
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-38EC05
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Brass dupondius of Vespasian (AD 69-79) with upright radiate crown like BMC 527 but too worn to be more specific and reverse scratched and corroded so that half of surface has gone.
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-0E5E16
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Folded sheet copper alloy nail or tack with a flattened ovoid head in plan, and triangular in profile, with a shaft that tapers to a point. The sheet has been folded around to form a cone shape, with one layer overlapping the other at the head and down one side of the tack. The outer edge of the head has worn away, the top layer more than that underneath, where it is starting to separate. The upper face has two triangular indents where it may have been lightly hammered, pressed or punched. Presumably used for shallow connections or small repairs, due to its size and strength. The fi…
Created on: Monday 26th March 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-0DB4D3
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sheet copper alloy book clasp with expanded bifid terminal at one end and hook at the other. The clasp also retains its shorter rectangular back-plate, though it has broken in half, and its three rivets, holding the front and back plates together, around the leather strap, now missing. The upper face of the front plate is decorated with a longitudinal incised groove that runs from the indented end, between the two sections of the expanded terminal, to about the middle of the clasp where the surface is more corroded. The opposite end near the hook is decorated with two concentric circl…
Created on: Monday 26th March 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-0AF153
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap distributor with opposing strap loops, triangular in plan, with external recessed strap bars. At the centre of the distributor is a zoomorphic head, which looks like a bull, with two worn knops for horns on one side, two knops on the top of the head for eyes, and a snout beyond these on the other side, which has a worn edge but perhaps two indents for flared nostrils. On either side of the head are two scrolls with rounded terminals with a central larger upright knop between them, which is probably more decorative rather than figurative, representing four limbs…
Created on: Monday 26th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 9th April 2015
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Record ID: CORN-0AB3F6
Object type: CRUCIFIX
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy crucifix with Christ on one face and the Madonna and child on the opposite face, both mounted on to a four-lobed cross which is backed by a square at right angles with a fleur de lis emanating from between each arch of the cross. Each fleur de lis terminates in a point that projects from the edge of the square back on both faces. The central cross expands into three arms with three Xs on each arm, representing the Holy Trinity, and a quatrefoil cross terminal. The style of a cross 'botonnee' (budded) is a style that has been used for hundreds of years, and was origin…
Created on: Monday 26th March 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-09CBC8
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy seal matrix with a circular die and upright handle. The handle of the matrix is hexagonal in cross-section, and tapers and then widens to a hexagonal collar below a suspension loop that is lozenge-shaped in profile with a circular perforation. The circular die (face of the seal) depicts a heart in the centre that is being clasped by two hands with cuffs. Between the wrists is a four-petalled flower and the heart is bordered by foliage on either side. The inscription is set between two simple ridged lines and reads *PRIEVE SV E PLEIN D'A which can be understood as PRIEVE SV…
Created on: Monday 26th March 2012
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-CC9546
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A pyramidal flake removed from a multi-platform core or from thinning a biface. It contains a coarser inclusion in the flint.The colour is opaque cream and this may be patination or the original colour but there is a suspicious pinkish hue and some dark red 'splotches'. Furthermore where the edge of the tool has been slightly abraded, the small flake scar has a distinctive lustrous smooth surface. This with the lack of spalling or crazing of the structure suggests deliberate, slow and controlled heat treatment of the flint. There are dozens of examples of this in the Clodgy Moor area.…
Created on: Friday 23rd March 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 19th March 2013
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Record ID: CORN-60E6C4
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy socketed axehead with defined slightly raised collar and the remains of a sideloop below it, faceted edges to the sides of the axe and a flanged blade. The collar is incomplete but the side that survives is about 20 mm long and shows that it flanges outwards slightly and would have had a rolled edge. The two base sections of the side loop that remain at either end are cruciform in section and are now worn smooth. The blade is triangular in plan and profile and the socket is sub-rectangular in section. The casting seams on the sides of the axe have been fil…
Created on: Sunday 18th March 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-4C1432
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy open-top thimble or sewing ring flattened on one side so that it is now D-shaped in plan and rectangular in profile. The external face of the hoop has four irregular horizontal and concentric lines of large sub-square, almost circular indentations which vary in definition due to the level of corrosion. The flattened side is more worn and the rounded side more corroded with patches of bronze disease. Read (1988) illustrates a similar example on page 76, No.436, which is dated from the 15th century.
Created on: Saturday 17th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-4BF8A8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy buckle in the form of an 'S' with a stylised beast's head at each terminal. The head is a combination of a bird-like and serpent-like creature, with raised ears or a crest on the back of the head and a projecting upturned beak, with lentoid eyes and an open mouth with a defined linear tongue. The buckle is worn more on one side than the other but most of the moulded details can be discerned and are repeated on both sides of the frame. In the centre of the buckle frame is a tri-lobed moulded collar, which may represent a flower, flanked by a leaf with three pointed lo…
Created on: Saturday 17th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-4BE412
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver long cross penny of Edward II (1307-1327), Class 11b2 (c.1312-14) with pointed back E and serifed N and large face with no forehead, leering eyes with extra brow and rounded chin. Minted in London. North 1061, Spink 1456, Withers 11b2.
Created on: Saturday 17th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-4BD3F3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver long cross penny of Edward I (1272-1307), Class 10ab6 (c.1305) transitional with EDWAR legend and very little room for the slight wedges as drapery under the chin of the bust, and with a worn left ornament on the tall crown. Minted in London. North 1039/4, Spink 1409B, Withers 10ab.
Created on: Saturday 17th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-4BC311
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver half groat of Edward III (1327-1377), Fourth coinage (1351-1377), Pre-Treaty period, c.1351-1361, Series G, c.1356-1361, initial mark cross 3, lombardic broad arched M, unbarred Roman N, single annulet stops, Spink 1578, North 1202
Created on: Saturday 17th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-4A34C4
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy heraldic harness pendant, shield-shaped in plan, with a rectangular suspension mount that still retains its two rivets. The face of the shield has a pattern of four alternating pronounced and recessed horizontal waves with bulbous projections or 'nebuly' (from the Latin nebula or cloud) defined by four incised lines running horizontally across the shield. The surface is quite corroded but still has evidence of enameling in the form of the blackened recessed squares alternating with those with a more green patina. The enamel may have been red on a background of possib…
Created on: Saturday 17th March 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 27th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-268076
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy Roman hinged dolphin-type brooch, missing one wing and the hinge and pin, as well as the foot and catchplate. There is a small fragment of the copper alloy spindle visible within the tubular wing. Some of the surface of the wing remains on the outside and retains two sets of parallel transverse incised lines. The head of the brooch has a central raised moulded square which extends vertically down the bow into a lozenge-shape which tapers into a neck and then expands into a rounded terminal. The terminal appears zoomorphic because a chip has been broken off…
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2012
Last updated: Friday 16th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-1F8643
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper sestertius of Lucilla (AD 164-169), wife of Lucius Verus (AD 161-169), First Issue, c.AD 164, VENVS SC type, BMC 1174, RIC 1778
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-1F5E80
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver reduced siliqua, of the period AD 360 to 367 (Reece Periods 18-19), possibly of Jovian (c.AD 363-364). Reverse: VOT/V/MVLT/X within wreath type. For possible type see RIC VIII, Arles, no. 331. This reverse type was struck for Jovian, Valentinian I and Valens. Altough the obverse legend appears to read [ ] IOV[ ] it could just be D N V[ ] so the coin might be Valentinianic.
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2012
Last updated: Sunday 17th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-11D2F5
Object type: BIRD FEEDER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy bird feeder or water trough, D-shaped in plan and section with the flat side designed to fit on the wall or the side of a cage. The base of the feeder is also flat and the body flares upward from the base, with a flanged rim. The object is undecorated, apart from a series of parallel bands, below the expanded rim, and therefore could date from the 16th to the 17th century as decorated examples tend to be earlier in date. The metal surface is worn and cracked with a layer of corrosion and several indentations and gashes from more recent damage. Read (1988) illustrates…
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-F4D163
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead papal bulla of Pope Urban VI (1318-1389) who was Pope from 1378-1389. A lead bulla or seal was used to authenticate a papal document or 'bull'. The obverse reads *URB / ANUS / *P.P*. VI in three lines within a border of pellets. There are crowns or a bracket above each letter of the P.P and there are two eagles below the third line on either side of the socket for the cord which attached the bulla to a document. The reverse has the portraits of Saint Paul to the left and Saint Peter to the right within two pelleted aureoles, with a Roman cross between them. The saints are id…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2012
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Record ID: CORN-E0E652
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Hoard of forty-five base silver Roman radiates, mostly of the Gallic Emperors Postumus (AD 260-269), Laelian (AD 269) and Victorinus (AD 269-271), but also the Central Emperors Valerian & Gallienus, joint reign (AD 253-60), Gallienus and his wife, Salonina, sole reign (AD 260-268), Claudius II Gothicus (AD 268-270) and Quintillus (AD 270).
Created on: Monday 12th March 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 10th June 2014
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Record ID: CORN-B58784
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver shilling of William III (1694-1702), First bust, c.1695-1697, too worn to make out any mint mark on obverse or date on reverse, so Spink 3497-3503
Created on: Saturday 10th March 2012
Last updated: Saturday 10th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-8B1008
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a tinned cast copper alloy buckle frame, annular or shuttle-shaped in plan with a drilled frame for a separate spindle to take the pin and chape. The hole for the spindle survives in the centre of the outer border of the frame, but the spindle, pin, chape and rest of the frame are all missing. The frame has an inner and outer border with an interlaced, openwork, floral design. The outer border has a row of single stamped annulets and the inner border is like a mask with two eyelets on either side of a central rosette. There is evidence of tinning on the upper surface of th…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2012
Last updated: Saturday 10th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-8AB047
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy ingot or 'cake', oval in plan, and almost triangular in profile and section, but with an uneven base from the solidified lumps of molten metal. The side and upper surface are smoother but still have circular pits. The molten copper alloy would have been poured into a mould with a slightly rounded base, echoing the curvature of the side and upper surface, and allowed to cool until it was solid. The undulating lower surface represents the formation of air pockets, with troughs beside where the molten metal would have run away. The colour, texture, shape a…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2012
Last updated: Saturday 10th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-8A70E5
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy ingot or 'cake', oval in plan, and almost plano-convex in profile and section, but with an uneven base from the solidified lumps of molten metal. The upper surface is smoother but still has many deep circular pits. The molten copper alloy would have been poured into a mould with a slightly rounded base, echoing the curvature of this upper surface, and allowed to cool until it was solid. The undulating lower surface represents the formation of air pockets, the largest one of which seems to have burst. The colour, texture, shape and formation of the ingot suggests that…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2012
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-7EEF93
Object type: CAULDRON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy leg from a small cauldron or large skillet, sub-triangular in plan and plano-convex in section. The attachment to the vessel body still remains, and the leg then tapers evenly to the foot which is worn to a rounded end. Three wide ridges remain on the outer face of the leg, varying in width, which terminate at the transverse collar which divides the leg from the foot. The foot would have originally also been ridged, but it is now so worn it has lost its claw-like terminal. The centre of the outer face of the foot still projects outwards, however, representing the arc…
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2012
Last updated: Saturday 10th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-555115
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead pilgrim ampulla or holy water flask, almost rectangular in shape, with a short neck flattened closed to seal it. The ampulla is slightly waisted with angular loops, on either side at this point, to suspend the flask from a cord around the pilgrim's neck. It is decorated on one face with fleur de lis and lattice within a shield, surmounted by a two concentric circles with radiating lines between them. On the opposite face there are four fleurs de lis beneath an arch of lattice work which has triangles and crescents above it, perhaps part of a crown. These ampullae were bought…
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 8th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-546138
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead pilgrim ampulla or holy water flask with the neck bent forwards and almost folded closed to seal it. The ampulla is bag shaped with protrusions or lugs on either side of the neck which are the remains of the suspension loops, used to suspend the flask from a cord around the pilgrim's neck. It is decorated on one side with moulded ridges radiating from the centre to imitate a scallop shell. Beneath the shell there is a rectangular stand or box with an incised lattice pattern. The back of the ampulla has a circular stamp, following the curvature of the body, with a crescent wi…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 8th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-50D1A7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy Aesica-variant brooch, likely another Cornish Type 31 (Bayley, Butcher & Tyacke, 2011), judging from the length of the crossbar, with long narrow wings, and the form of its junction with the bow, at the head where there is a perforation for a stud, and a circular plate bow with a central perforation, again missing its stud. There are two slight projections or knops on either side of the disc plate, which might have held studs, creating a cruciform shape typical of the Cornish Type 31, but the thin and flat plate is not typical of the type. The fantail foot…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2012
Last updated: Sunday 11th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-4FF3A0
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy palstave or flanged axe blade, trapezoidal in plan, rhomboidal in profile and rectangular in section, at the broken end. The opposite blade end tapers to a rounded and damaged edge in profile. The blade is broad and incurved or inturned, instead of flanged, at the cutting edge and has the remains of what might be the tip of a moulded 'V' or shield at the broken end, but this is made more pronounced by corrosion, and it does not extend any further down the centre of the blade. On the opposite face there is a large cavity near the broken edge which was probably where a…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 8th March 2012
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Record ID: CORN-CBC0D4
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Nuremberg stock jetton of normal orb type with impersonal crown initial mark so an anonymous issue, c.1500-1550. Mitchiner 1262. The legends are fictitious. The obverse legend reads: BENO:VOB...and the reverse legend reads: NOVEI...
Created on: Tuesday 28th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 29th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-A59A41
Object type: TALLY
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mining workers pay cheque token or tally with the words: PAY CHECK stamped in the legend around the number '7' on the obverse of the token. The reverse is blank and the token has been perforated for suspension. These tallies were used as part of a system for ensuring the correct pay by 'checking' in and out of the workplace prior to machines being produced for this specific purpose. 'Checks' were often 'holed' for hanging on boards. In mining, for example, a number on the check was personal to each miner and prior to going down the pit, the miner would give one of his tal…
Created on: Sunday 26th February 2012
Last updated: Sunday 26th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-A51194
Object type: ROD
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Broken cast copper alloy bit from the end of a soldering iron rod, square in plan and section and rectangular in profile, which was used for tinning or soldering in order to repair copper alloy vessels and other items. There is some iron corrosion product at the broken square end of the bit, which is where a steel pin would have been connected to the copper bit. The other end of the steel pin would have been connected to a wooden handle. The copper bit tapers to a pointed end which has been flattened and rounded through heating and use, to apply a lead/tin alloy solder. The material a…
Created on: Sunday 26th February 2012
Last updated: Sunday 26th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-6CCC57
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead fishing weight, lozenge-shaped in plan, plano-convex in profile and triangular in section, with tapering ends, which have been pinched and perforated with ovoid holes to suspend the sting at either end, around the protruding rectangular knops. This weight was most likely tied into fishing nets, due to its size and shape, and these are commonly found in Cornwall, but are difficult to date.
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Last updated: Sunday 26th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-586162
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete axehead roughout made from a gabbroic greenstone cobble that is finer grained and more doleritic than other examples from this area. The interrelationship between the weathering, fracture and possible grinding of the cobble are very complex. The butt end is rounded and damaged, and the blade end has completely worn away so that the roughout is now waisted and narrower at the blade end, where it tapers to a point in profile. Half of the ventral face is also missing, where a section has sheared off and left a stepped projection towards the butt end of the roughout. Several fl…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-581964
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Broken blade end of an axehead roughout of coarse gabbroic greenstone, U-shaped in plan, lozenge-shaped in profile and oval in section. There is a defined yet damaged cutting edge at the blade end, and the entire surface is deeply pitted and weathered. The roughout is broken in half so that the butt end is missing. This is one of a group of 14 stone tools described as 'potential axes' that have been found on Clodgy Moor or Trungle Moor in Paul parish. A few of these have distinct areas where grinding has been carried out to start a blade. The remainder have a broadly axe-shaped outlin…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-57D263
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of gabbroic greenstone cobble, triangular in plan and in profile and circular in section. The piece is broken at one end and tapers to a point at the other, to form a conical shape, similar to the pointed butt end of an axe. The surface appears to have been ground into this shape, rather than weathered, and there is a large spur projecting from the broken end at one edge, which seems to have formed naturally into two concentric protrusions. This is one of a group of 14 stone tools described as 'potential axes' that have been found on Clodgy Moor or Trungle Moor in Paul parish…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 18th April 2013
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Record ID: CORN-5748D6
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of gabbroic greenstone cobble, triangular in plan and in profile and circular in section. The piece is broken at one end and tapers to a point at the other, to form a conical shape, similar to the pointed butt end of an axe. The surface appears to have been ground into this shape, rather than weathered, and there is a rectangular flake that has been removed from the broken end at one edge, which may be more recent damage. This is one of a group of 14 stone tools described as 'potential axes' that have been found on Clodgy Moor or Trungle Moor in Paul parish. A few of these ha…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-56FD36
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of gabbroic greenstone cobble, triangular in plan and in profile and ovoid in section. The piece is broken at one end and tapers to a point at the other, to form a conical shape, similar to the pointed butt end of an axe. The surface appears to have been ground into this shape, rather than weathered, and there is a large spur projecting from the broken end at one edge, which may be harder material to grind down flat, or perhaps why the axe broke at this point. This is one of a group of 14 stone tools described as 'potential axes' that have been found on Clodgy Moor or Trungle…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-4F4B17
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Weathered cobble of greenstone, oval in plan and ovoid in profile and section. There is rough working over the whole of the surface of the flat oval shape which may have once been an axehead roughout, and has since been broken and weathered. One end tapers more to a rounded point, but there is no clear blade or butt end. The ventral face is more flat, mainly through weathering, while the dorsal face is more pecked. This is one of a group of 14 stone tools described as 'potential axes' that have been found on Clodgy Moor or Trungle Moor in Paul parish. A few of these have distinct area…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-423080
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Weathered cobble of metamorphic slate deriving ultimately from the granite aureole, which has been shaped into an axehead roughout, now broken. The roughout is rhomboidal in plan, and lozenge-shaped in profile and in section. The blade end tapers to a point in both plan and profile, so the cutting edge is missing, and the butt end has broken off. The ventral face is more ground down, mainly through weathering, while the dorsal face is more flaked and damaged. This is one of a group of 14 stone tools described as 'potential axes' that have been found on Clodgy Moor or Trungle Moor in P…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 21st February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-3AD862
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Broken blade end of an axehead roughout of igneous rock but not gabbroic greenstone, U-shaped in plan, and lozenge-shaped in profile and in section. There is a defined yet damaged cutting edge at the blade end, and the ventral face is more ground down, through use rather than weathering, while the dorsal face is more pitted. This is one of a group of 14 stone tools described as 'potential axes' that have been found on Clodgy Moor or Trungle Moor in Paul parish. A few of these have distinct areas where grinding has been carried out to start a blade. The remainder have a broadly axe-sha…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 21st February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-2D9AE8
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of greenstone cobble, triangular in plan, C-shaped in profile and semi-circular in section. The upper surface is rising at an 80-70 degree angle to the top of the stone, which would have been quite rounded, and the base has been ground flat, with two separate smooth-worn facets on the upper and lower faces, probably from use as a rubbing stone. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfort…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 20th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-2B64C6
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A microlith formed on a bladelet of grey brown flint. The left margin has been abruptly retouched and blunted along its length forming a point at the distal end. The right margin is unretouched and sharp with a small natural nick in the edge. It may have been hafted with the blunt edge set with resin into a groove in a wood or bone tool. Butler(2005) illustrates a small lanceolate piece on page 101, fig 39, 14.
Created on: Monday 20th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 19th March 2013
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Record ID: CORN-2997D7
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large granite cobble, used as a complete well-worn muller, oval in plan and plano-convex in profile and in section. The upper surface is convex with some wear and pitting and the base has been ground flat during its use as a muller, and then damaged more recently by the plough, judging by the gashes to the base and side of the stone. The sides also have several facets or shallow concavities due to damage. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would …
Created on: Monday 20th February 2012
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2013
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Record ID: CORN-239B83
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of the edge of a greenstone muller, triangular in plan, C-shaped in profile and sub-rectangular in section. The upper surface is worn but rising at a slight angle to suggest a convex top of the muller, the side edge is quite rounded, and the base has been ground flat through use. The profile of the fragment and the smooth base suggests it may have been part of a muller. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bron…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 20th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-149F36
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Broken large granite cobble, used as a muller, square in plan, oblong in profile and lentoid in section. The upper surface is worn smooth and slightly convex and the base surface has been ground flat, with one rounded edge and one broken edge, which is worn, suggesting that it happened in the past. The ground base suggests it was used as a muller. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfortunately…
Created on: Sunday 19th February 2012
Last updated: Sunday 19th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-124C76
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small chunk of a large greenstone cobble, probably part of a muller, triangular in plan, L-shaped in profile and sub-rectangular in section. The upper surface is rising at almost a 90 degree angle to the top of the muller, which would have been quite rounded, and the base has been ground flat with several fractures due to damage. The profile of the fragment and the smooth base suggests it may have been part of a muller. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All …
Created on: Sunday 19th February 2012
Last updated: Sunday 19th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-11D9C8
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large granite cobble, being prepared for use as a muller, oval in plan and oblong in profile and in section. The upper surface has been worn flat with a damaged rectangular hollow in it and the base has been ground so that the upper edges of the rock inclusions have been ground off, in its preparation for use as a muller. The edges and sides also have several facets or shallow concavities due to damage. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be…
Created on: Sunday 19th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-0EE8C3
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flat tabular block of fine quartzite, sub-rectangular in plan, profile and in section. Both surfaces are waterworn with patches of iron staining and some shallow concavities due to damage. There are also areas of grinding, particularly on the base and the sides, where there are shallow grinding grooves, which suggest that it was probably used as a whetstone. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Un…
Created on: Sunday 19th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-0E3171
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flat quartzite cobble rubbing stone, oval in plan, and oblong in profile and in section. Both surfaces are waterworn with patches of iron staining and red spots integral to the stone. There are linear scratches on the base of the stone which suggest that it may have been used for rubbing. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfortunately we know insufficient about the range of stone artefacts use…
Created on: Sunday 19th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-FFEA42
Object type: POT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A quite thick, decorated wall sherd from a large urn of approximately 0.3 metres diameter. The exterior is damaged from being exposed to rain and frost in the plough soil. It would have had a smooth finish with only a few fine grits showing in order for the herringbone pattern of plaited cords to be impressed. The sherd is crumbling with a developed network of fine surface cracks and the decoration only discernable in oblique light.The orangey red surface oxidised colour extends part way through the fabric which then remains dark grey brown to just below the orangey interior surface. …
Created on: Saturday 18th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 19th March 2013
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Record ID: PUBLIC-F87565
Object type: POT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A thick, plain wall sherd from a large urn of approximately 0.3-0.4 metres diameter. The exterior is complete and has a smooth finish with only a few fine grits showing but a developed network of fine surface cracks.The orangey red oxidised colour extends about half-way through the fabric which then remains dark grey brown to the interior surface. This has a leathery appearance and has been beaten to a dense finish with the larger grits below the surface causing local bumps on the otherwise flat interior . The clay contains fine up to 2mm corroded white felspar with a sorted addition …
Created on: Saturday 18th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 19th March 2013
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Record ID: CORN-C47AB0
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flat quartzite cobble rubbing stone or hammerstone, oval in plan, and oblong in profile and in section. Both surfaces have been used for rubbing and there are patches of anvil pecking in the centre of each face and on several edges, where it may have been used as a hammerstone. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfortunately we know insufficient about the range of stone artefacts used in Neolit…
Created on: Thursday 16th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-C424B2
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small bladed cobble, probably metamorphosed slate, oblong in plan and lozenge-shaped in profile, and plano-convex in section. One face has been ground to a flat surface, probably for rubbing or whetstone use, with some flakes having been removed along the edge of the stone. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfortunately we know insufficient about the range of stone artefacts used in Neolithic …
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-C3A944
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Broken section of a narrow bladed cobble, probably metamorphosed slate, rectangular in plan and profile, and oblong in section. One face has been ground to a smooth flat surface, as a whetstone facet, and there are scratch marks along the edge of the stone. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfortunately we know insufficient about the range of stone artefacts used in Neolithic Cornwall to make …
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-C35011
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a granite cobble muller, semi-circular in plan and section, and oblong in profile. The lower face or base has been ground to a smooth flat surface, suggesting possible use as a muller, and the broken ends and inner surface have since been worn to rounded edges. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfortunately we know insufficient about the range of stone artefacts used in Neolithic C…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-C28911
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small granite cobble rubbing stone, sub-circular in plan, and oblong in profile and section. The lower face or base has been ground to a smooth flat surface, suggesting possible use as a rubbing stone, and the edges have been weathered to rounded protuberances. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfortunately we know insufficient about the range of stone artefacts used in Neolithic Cornwall to m…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-AE8D96
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large volcanic greenstone pebble, circular in plan and in profile and ovate in section. The upper face and base have weathered to a smooth surface and one side appears ground to smooth, flatter edge, suggesting some pestle use around part of the perimeter. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a beach during the Neolithic. The beach selection would ensure hard enduring pieces. It is quite possible that the wear on thes…
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2012
Last updated: Saturday 18th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-AE6DE3
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rough greenstone cobble, ovate in plan, and trapezoidal in profile and semi-circular in section. The base has been ground to a smooth flat surface and there is a fracture running through the middle of the cobble, and one edge has a spur projecting beyone the base, suggesting a section has broken off, perhaps during use. Several flakes have been removed from one side, and the opposite side has been ground smooth due to fine pestle use. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all…
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2012
Last updated: Saturday 18th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-AE3196
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Greenstone hammerstone, ovate in plan, and trapezoidal in profile and section. The upper face has been weathered to a smooth flat surface and the base has been ground flat and one end tapers slightly to a rounded rough edge, suggesting some possible rough hammerstone use around part of the perimeter. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are appropriate for selection from a beach during the Neolithic as the beach selection would ensure hard enduring pieces. It is quite possible t…
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-9A5B61
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Chunk of tabular greenstone, semi-circular in plan, and pentagonal in profile and rectangular in section. The upper face has been weathered to a smooth flat surface and the base has been ground flat and one end tapers to a rounded rough edge, suggesting some possible coarse hammerstone use. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a beach during the Neolithic. The beach selection would ensure hard enduring pieces. It is q…
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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