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Record ID: NLM-14E061
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy buckle. Cast trapezoid loop with a waisted integrally cast plate; the central part of the plate is a rectangular panel with moulded decoration comprising a lion walking left within a pelleted border. Beyond this, a blunt-pointed hook projects from the inner edge, probably for attachment to spur leathers. Gilded across the display face only. Traces of rust may suggest the loss of a separate iron pin. Suggested date: Medieval, 1250-1300 Length: 46.6mm, Height: 20.8mm, Thickness: 3.6mm, Weight: 7.02gms
Created on: Monday 11th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-DA3CE5
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete copper alloy Seal Matrix of Medieval date (AD 1200-1350). The object is circular in plan and flat in section with a raised ridge and projecting loop on the back of the object. The front of the object bares an inscribed heraldic design composed of a squared shield with central cross Moline. The outer edges have an outer and inner circumferential border. Within the border is an inscription written in retrograde which reads "+ S'SAVEST DNI DE BOVSOIT MILITIS" which might link to Jean Sausset lord of Boussoit or a relative. The former took part in the invasion of England in 1326…
Created on: Friday 8th February 2019
Last updated: Friday 8th February 2019
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Record ID: NARC-DA1265
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Strap Plate of Medieval date (AD 1300-1450). The object is composed of an incomplete sub-rectangular plate with a circular perforation in each corner. Two of the corners of the plate are missing due to old abraded breaks. The front of the plate has a punched design in the centre which comprises a equilateral cross and rectangular border. The back of the plate is undecorated. The metal has a light green pitted patina. Length: 30.91mm, Width: 17.73mm, Thickness: 1.73mm, Weight: 2.4g.
Created on: Friday 8th February 2019
Last updated: Friday 8th February 2019
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Record ID: NLM-C44F5C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy finger ring. Pressed metal [now] penannular band, at its widest where a shield-shaped flat bezel is set aslant against a diagonally lined field which was carried along the entire band. A hollow behind the bezel bears an oval panel bearing a stamped maker's mark; under low magnification this appears to resemble a pig [illustrated as an inset - this reporter would welcome alternative suggestions]. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1850 Internal diameter: 22.3mm, Band Width (at bezel): 12.4mm, Band Thickness (opposite bezel): 0.9mm, Weight: 4.09gms
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last updated: Friday 8th February 2019
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Record ID: LVPL-C395B9
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast cufflink, of a base metal alloy with a lead-like appearance. No traces of silvering remains but this type of 'Crown and heart' cufflink is frequently found silvered. Only one element, that of the circular end-piece, still survives. The endpiece is uniface, having only a casting line and the remains of a former attachment loops on the back. The front is decorated with a recessed field, densely packed with a coronet with two hearts beneath. There is a prominent pellet between the two hearts, at their base. This object may be a cast copy of a silver original, having p…
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tattenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-4120A6
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy button. Pressed metal bi-convex composite hollow uniform button comprising a concavo-convex front bearing the numerals 28 within a crowned Garter-style band inscribed [****]S VOLUNTEER RIFLES. The back plate, which has a lesser curvature, bears stamped maker's details, now indistinct, and has a drawn wire loop passing into its centre. The construction of the button is later 19th-century, and so the Unit referred to is probably a force raised to face the perceived threat posed by France up to 1871, or for a Colonial campaign thereafter. This reporter would welcome better in…
Created on: Friday 1st February 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-ECBDB8
Object type: WATCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy pocket watch fragment, as kindly identified by the finder. Pressed metal circular back to a watch case. A Garter-style band around a central figure resembling an heraldic label or a hide is stamped on the back. Lightly crumpled. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1850-1900 Diameter: 47.0mm, Thickness: 1.1mm, Weight: 11.79gms
Created on: Monday 28th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-EC9EC3
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy button. Composite plano-convex uniform button comprising a die-stamped front bearing the Royal arms, and a stamped back plate with central depression with two holes for a separate loop [lost]; and bearing a circumferential maker's back stamp: [---] BIRMINGHAM. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1850-1900 Diameter: 24.1mm, Height: 6.7mm, Weight: 3.27gms
Created on: Monday 28th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-EC3A65
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, copper alloy, medieval, circular, seal matrix, AD.1200-1450. The object is circular with an engraved or punched design in reverse on the lower face to form the matrix. The design is a triangular shield with two leopards passant, guardant. The legend reads *MARTINI . DE . ROChES in reverse, Martin De Roches. The legend is set within an internal and external roped border. The back of the seal has an integrally cast circular suspension loop and a recessed flange around the edge of the seal. Height: 9.41 mm Thickness: 3.48 mm Weight: 9.92 g Diameter: 23.55 mm
Created on: Monday 28th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019
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Record ID: NLM-99FD28
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy button fragment. Pressed metal concavo-convex front from a uniform button, with internal scars from the loop [lost]. The front bears the letter Y in capital and seriffed form with an open crown with five round jewels above it; traces of gilding remain. Possibly from a Territorial force raised for the First World War. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1920 Diameter: 22.7mm, Height: 8.5mm, Weight: 5.48gms
Created on: Thursday 24th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wyham cum Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-88541E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy buckle. A buckle plate comprising a folded and slotted straight-sided strip of thickness 0.7mm, slightly wider on the display side and now lost at its fold. A pair of dome headed rivets of head diameter 2.5mm and length 4.8mm passed through the inner [as worn] corners of the plate. The display face of the plate itself bear a rectangular field now of a contrasting buff tint to its reddish edges with a curvilinear motif reserved, now appearing bird-like. Spots of gilding remain on both sides of the plate. Fiercely abraded. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1300 Length: 16.7mm,…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-729464
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy buckle plate. Cast rectangular plate folded and slotted close to its midpoint to clasp a buckle frame [lost]; the back part of the plate is narrowed and plain. The display face bears the image of a lion or leopard walking left and looking over its shoulder, modelled in strong and probably concavo-convex or hollow relief. A series of pierced holes of varying size occupy the field between the beast and a finely billeted border to the plate; traces of gilding appear. A pair of dome-headed rivets of head diameter 3mm are set at the inner corners [as worn] of the plate, and the…
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-4C18F9
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Harness Mount of Medieval date (AD 1300-1340). The artefact consists of a quatrefoil plate and an integrally cast stud projecting from the centre of the back. The stud tapers just before its terminal which has been hammered flat. The front of the mount is decorated heraldically with a field covering the totality of the face. The device is worn and corroded, but consists of a large 'heater' shaped shield bearing the three lions passant guardent of England. The lions may have been gilded within a red field; traces of red enamel still survive. By comparison with…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: NARC-4B2988
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Livery Button of Modern date (AD 1850-1900). The button is a single disk shape with a slightly concave back and integral loop (now slightly bent). The object was made by Firm in and Sons of 74 Warwick St, Regent St, London. This can be seen on the back of the button around the central, integral wire loop. The front is decorated with a raised integral heraldic design. The design is composed of a garnished quartered shield decorated in opposite quarters with vertical bars (top left bottom right) and three stars or spade like objects (top right, bottom left). Top l…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: SF-BA3A85
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy and enamel harness mount dating to the Medieval period, c. 1250-1400. The mount consists of a shield-shaped centre, with a projecting arm that terminates in a pierced circular lug projecting from each corner (giving a total of three), presumably to aid in attachment or suspension. The reverse of the object is completely plain and featureless, while its front demonstrates the moulded design of a raised cross patonce. The shield itself demonstrates traces of a red enamel inlay, though most of this is missing through surface erosion. Preserved in fair conditio…
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horringer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A423D5
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An elaborate cast and enamelled copper alloy pommel from a small sword or dagger of Medieval date (1150-1350). The pommel is broadly rectangular in plan and profile; in broad shape it is a stylised crown with a broad central lis and two bi-foliate side fleurs, the details of which are picked out within an openwork design. The right hand fleur is lost due to an old patinated break which is flush with the body of the pommel. The petals of the lis and side fleurs conjoin. A small sub-rectangular cast hole (measuring 5.7mm x 3.8mm) is present on the upper edge positioned at the peak of the…
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-92FB53
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy livery button showing a demi lion rampant emerging above a coronet, holding a battle-axe. This matches the crest for the Hanbury family. The reverse is inscribed with Rudge, 29 St Martins le Grand. Arthur Jeffrey Rudge was a "shopman for a button and trimming seller" at 29 St Martin's Le Grand in London in the early 1840s (The Post Office London Directory 1843, 354). He was imprisoned in the Debtors' Prison for London and Middlesex in 1842 (London Gazette 29 July 1842, Issue 20124, p. 2102 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/20124/page/2102). He appeared at the the…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-8F670F
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy button fragments. A pair of die-stamped concavo-convex fronts from composite uniform buttons. One [diameter 21.5mm] bears the motif of an anchor and chain within a cabled border; rust within may suggest the loss of a ferrous metal loop or back. The other [diameter 24.8mm] bears the motif of an heraldic beast left, possibly a lion rampant or a gryphon holding a shield, and the legend SHEFFIELD POLICE in a circumferential band. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1850-1900. Combined Weight: 3.86gms
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-6C16A8
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern livery button, a circular slightly domed copper alloy button with a coating of white metal featuring an embossed design of 'a griffins head and wings endorsed, gorged with a Garter King of Arms coronet'. The reverse has a central copper alloy loop, but it is badly corroded and the makers name is illegible. The arms are those of the Dugdale family of Merevale Hall, and the button probably dates to c1840 - 1900. Recorded as of local interest.
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ratcliffe Culey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-00B286
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy coin weight. Discoid weight with the stamped motif of an heraldic shield charged with a sun with eight wavy arms or streams below an open bifoliate crown. The sun in shield motif, perhaps alluding to the sun with streams badge of Edward IV (second reign 1470-1483), was used to check the French ecu au soleil which was issued from 1475, and in 1525 was valued at four English shillings (P.Withers and B.R.Withers 2011, Lions Ships and Angels: the Galata guide to coin weights found in Britain, page 48). Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1475-1550. Diameter: 14.4mm, Thickness: 2.…
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wrawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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