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Record ID: WREX-2983FD
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A copper-alloy strap-fitting probably from a medieval horse harness. It is sub rectangular in plan with a circular loop at one end (diameter: 18.0mm), and a triangular terminal at the other (17mm x 10.5mm), which is perforated for a rivet. Between the loop and the rivet hole the fitting has a long narrow shaft which has a flat back and is triangular in cross section.  Below the loop is a stylized face, immediately underneath which is another rivet that survives corroded in situ. Length: 63.3mm; width: 18.0mm; thickness: 9.9mm; weight: 17.8g There are a number of similar example…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2022
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-23A545
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete, cast, Post Medieval, lead weight, AD.1650-1800. The object comprises a thick weight cast in the form of a human male figure who is lifting his legs into a V shape to expose his naked buttocks. The figure's Head and face are visible between the legs as is his erect genitals, pointing up at the figure's face. The figure's arms curl underneath the buttocks supporting the pose. The object is cast in relief, with the image depicted on one plane. A suspension loop emerges from the top of the figure's head. Lewd imagery such as this is not uncommon particularly in …
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-BD13AF
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of cast copper alloy in the form of a head of uncertain date, likely Post Medieval. The object is a fragment of a larger whole, the purpose of which is uncertain. The object is sub-oval in plan, with a near plano-convex section, the obverse being bast in relief and the reverse being slightly concave (suggested by Mark Redknap to be indicative of shrinkage produced by casing in an open mould).  Every edge of the object is a break, indicating the object formed part of a larger, flat object. The obverse is decorated in the form of a male face, with a beard executed with l…
Created on: Thursday 4th August 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2022
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Record ID: KENT-2A9AF3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A complete cast Post Medieval copper alloy pot leg and foot. Description: The leg is roughly rectangular in shape and cross-section. The fot is pinched and thins towards the 'toes'. The leg has broken off, probably near the base of the vessel. The break is very rough and has an odd patina on the interna. The base of the foot is flat and the edges are worn. Measurements: The vessel leg measures 70.64 mm in length, 30.1mm wide, 29.01mm thick including foot (19.69mm thick without foot) it weighs 193.89g. Discussion: Crudely made cast copper al…
Created on: Thursday 28th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 28th July 2022
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Record ID: NLM-ED4095
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Green copper alloy figurine fragment. Small fragment only of the figure of a knight, begloved hand resting on top of sword (?). Suggested date: Medieval, 1300-1400 Length: 21.4mm, Width: 7.1mm, Thickness: 7.2mm, Weight: 3.50gms
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2022
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Record ID: NLM-D89204
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead mount. Fat lead disc with pineapple decoration, cast separately and soldered on. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1700 Diameter: 46.8mm, Thickness: 7.5mm [down to 3.7mm], Weight: 42.03gms
Created on: Tuesday 12th July 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2022
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Record ID: NLM-BEA142
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Viking silver filigree pendant with the shape of a bearded face. Unique in England, parallels from Birka, first half 10.c. Further parallels from Gotland, Estonia and Russia (Kevin). Only seen on photocopy, not declared and gone into the trade.
Created on: Monday 11th July 2022
Last updated: Monday 11th July 2022
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Record ID: NLM-1852AE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Silver possible buckle plate fragment. A rectangular sheet metal plate with a constriction at its outer end, where it is broken. A motif stamped from behind depicts a stag of fourteen points and the forequarters of a large hound pursuing it. The finder kindly suggests a 17th-century date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1700. It follows that the age and material commend submission of the object to the Treasure process, ref. 2022 T761. Length: 15.8mm, Height: 8.6mm, Thickness: 0.4mm, Weight: 0.43gms
Created on: Tuesday 21st June 2022
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ryther', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-0B04E8
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix of 12th or 13th century date. The cast seal matrix is of faceted handle form with a circular die (with a length of 28.8mm and a weight of 11.8g) and is near-complete but heavily-corroded. At the apex of the handle is the attachment loop, originally of lozenge form, now worn (8.0mm wide) with a circular perforation (3.5mm diameter). At the base of the loop is a triple ribbed moulding on the hexagonally faceted handle, which widens to the sub-circular die (20.7mm – 22.0mm diameter). The seal die is corroded and the detail is no longer clear but a…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-9D211C
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy figurine of a naked male of Post Medieval to Modern Dating (AD 1800 to AD 1900). The figurine is bare headed, with short slightly curly hair. He is stood on his left leg, with right leg raised. Genitals are visible at the groin area. The figurine is naked apart from a fabric cloth or drapery wrapped around right arm, and goes up and behind his back, emerging below his left arm. A thin diagonal sash is present, running from his right shoulder to the left hand side above his waist. His right arm is incomplete. The left arm is held out at waist level, and …
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2022
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Record ID: NLM-70EA04
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy button brooch. Diameter: 29mm [from rubbing]
Created on: Monday 13th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2022
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Record ID: WAW-215C40
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy figurative Limoges mount from a casket or cross dating to circa AD 1150-1250. It is sub-rectangular in plan. It depicts the stylised head and upper body of a robed saint/apostle. The head is broadly oval in the round and has moulded facial features which are now heavily worn. The eyes are represented by two circular depressions filled by small beads of blue glass, the left eye now missing. The neck is square in plan and plano-convex in section. The body plate emerges from the bottom of the neck and is broadly rectangular with a convex outer face. It…
Created on: Thursday 9th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 13th June 2022
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Record ID: WAW-0C88B6
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A complete copper alloy post Medieval dress hook (AD 1500-1600). The object has a curved circular plate with a moulded classical style human face mask in relief within a linear border. The hook is bent upwards and slightly to the right, whilst also being bent a bit too far on itself. It tapers to a sharp point. On the opposite end there is a trapezoidal shaped loop which also bends upwards. The reverse is concave and undecorated. Similar items on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database include WAW-91D5EA, WILT-08C247, and YORYM-F506F0. "For a comparable example see Rea…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2022
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Record ID: NLM-0D7D9B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount fragment. Cast concavo-convex figurative mount fragment, now in two joining pieces, depicting the naturalistically rendered robed figure of a saint who cradles a crescent moon in front of the chest. Two drilled fixing holes of diameter 3.3mm are set below the throat and at the midpoint of the lower garment folds. The hollow-cast head is detached and has an overhanging pudding basin haircut and facial features moulded in low relief, with the brow and nose abraded. The upper body wears a sleeved garment with wide open cuffs to the sleeves and a medially double incised…
Created on: Friday 27th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 27th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-E3D89F
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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Copper alloy and stone/gem fob or pendant seal, c.18th century. This object consists of a flat, oval-shaped light orange stone, possibly carnelian. This stone is incised in the same style as an intaglio seal into the profile of a man's bust, facing left. This man is bearded and appears to wear a cap (possibly a Phygian cap), suggesting this represents either a Medieval or ancient Greek man. This stone is banded by a deep copper alloy hoop, which is D-shaped in section. There are no clear areas where an attachment connected to the hoop. The stone is cracked across the face; the ba…
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 30th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-C9D20C
Object type: CHAFING DISH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Post Medieval Saintonge ware polychrome (green/yellow) chafing dish dating from AD 1550-1600. The remaining fragment consists of part of one of the triangular support knops with applied forward facing mask medallion decoration. The vessel has a green and yellow glaze and buff fabric. The complete vessel would have had areas of alternating green and yellow glaze. Similar Saintonge chafing dishes are illustrated in Mock (1995:76 Fig 4.6) found at Fort La Tour and Pentagoet, New France (Canada). A parallel can be found in Hurst, Neal and Van Beuningen 1986, plate …
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 30th May 2022
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Record ID: IOW-B72CDB
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete cast lead-alloy figurine dating to the early Post-Medieval period. The object is a flat figure moulded on one side and smooth on the other, it can therefore be classified as Forsyth and Egan, Type 3. The figure is flat and incomplete, the bottom and head is missing, along with one of the arm. The main body is sub-rectangular and depicted wearing a bodice, which is decorated with moulded lines and pellets. The arms are integrally cast and meet at the hips and shoulders, but there is a space between the arms and the body.
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-510017
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a lead alloy probable Pilgrims Badge of Medieval date (AD 1400-1550). The object is now ovate in form and concave on the upper surface with a flat underside. The upper surface is decorated with moulded double curvilinear lines toward the upper edge and a possible hand in the lower left-hand side of the fragment. The object my be figurative, however the details are missing. The lower surface is plan and undecorated. Length: 21.68mm, Width: 15.18mm, Thickness: 2.84mm, Weight: 5.1g The metal is light brown in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. The o…
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 19th May 2022
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Record ID: WMID-3A5ABF
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy strap end of Late Early Medieval dating (1000 AD to 1100 AD). Around 50% of the strap end is present, consisting of the top half with the attachment rivets. The strap end was originally tongue shaped. The upper (attachment) end is recessed on the front for a missing separate plate. Two circular attachment rivets are present at the top of the strap end. They have a diameter of 2.5 mm. The main body is probably decorated with a central anthropomorphic figure cast in high relief, with openwork details. Only the top part of the figure is present, with…
Created on: Tuesday 17th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2022
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Record ID: LIN-E6321C
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap end in two parts dating to the early medieval period AD 750-1100. The combined shape is subrectangular tapering from the rounded end at a width of 13.7mm to  7.9mm. One side has patterning which may be disarticulated limbs- see OXON-534620 Combined length: 35.2mm; width: 13.7mm; thickness: 3.1mm; combined weight: 5.63g
Created on: Friday 13th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 5th August 2022
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