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Record ID: WILT-4B4401
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete and probably Medieval lead seal matrix, probably originally circular, with a c.5mm diameter hole pierced close to one edge. It weighs 45.77g and measures 41.57x33.21x5.24mm. Its original diameter would have been circa 42mm. One side is smooth and plain while the other has the inscription [...]IMPER[...]L around the edge, with possibly a double-stranded cross at the centre (although only a very small part remains). Laura Burnett, FLO for Sussex, comments: Simper is, I'm guessing, a mis-spelling of semper (always). Two known seal matrices using 'simper' are Oculi mei sim…
Created on: Monday 19th January 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
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Record ID: WAW-C07509
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman to Post Medieval (1st to 19th century) unidentified object: The artefact is a large lead oval ball with a flattened upper and lower edge with multiple, equi-distant six circular iron studs around the side, one iron stud on one flat surface and two on the lower face. The iron is in a stable condition and the lead has a matte light grey/cream coloured surface. It measures 43.69mm diameter, 28.41mm thick and weighs 230g. A similar object is recorded on the PAS database, SUSS-158547, and the Finds Liaison Officer wrote 'The purpose and age of the object is unclear. Suggestions in…
Created on: Friday 19th September 2014
Last updated: Friday 19th September 2014
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Record ID: SUSS-C241D1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead vessel repair (pot mend). Oval with two irregularly shaped outer sides joined by a smaller central section. In the groove created between the outer sides there are traces of the original pot. The pottery appears to be of sandy dark orange fabric. It is 36.8 mm by 32.6mm, 10.2 mm thick and weighs 48.07 g. Pot mends of this form are found in both Roman and Medieval periods, as a common way to repair broken pottery. The remains of the original pot seem to be Roman in date although it is too fragmentary to be completely certain.
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Udimore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-FB8023
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead piece, probably a plain weight.. It is conical with a circular base, tapering sides and an irregular, broken top. There are numerous cuts and indents in the side. It is 49.8mm tall, 23.3mm in diameter at the base; it weighs 96 grams. Plain lead weights were made locally for a wide range of uses. They are therefore hard to date accurately and can be Roman - Post Medieval in date although most are from the latter part of this range.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chichester Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-FBA1F7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead piece, probably a plain weight.. It is sub oval in plan with slightly irregular outline; a flat base and a domed top with a flattened, rough area in the centre. There are numerous cuts and indents on the base and sides. It is 51.7mm long, 36.8mm wide, 17.5mm thick and weighs 179 grams. Plain lead weights were made locally for a wide range of uses. They are therefore hard to date accurately and can be Roman - Post Medieval in date although most are from the latter part of this range.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chichester Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-486225
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval - Modern cast lead two disc cloth seal. The disks sit one on top of the other and are joined by a tab. One had a hole in the centre and the other a projecting point which has been pushed through the hole and then stamped flat to fix them together. The tab is mostly missing from old breaks. The stamp has the initials R.W. The discs are bent and at most 27.4mm in diameter, 3.7mm thick and it weighs 14.22 grams. The simplcity of the design of initials rather than a privy mark suggests a later date, 17th-18th century (cf Egan p.84, no.234, 236 and p.86, no.242)
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warningcamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D5FFB5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular cast lead alloy weight of uncertain date with a trapezoidal cross section. A 'D' is stamped on one face and there is an incised line on the other. It is 23.8mm in diametre, 6.6mm in thicknes and weighs 27.82g. 0.98 ounces. Plain weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards for a wide variety of uses and are hard to date precisely. This example is about an ounce in the avoirdupois system in use since the Medieval period suggesting a late Medieval - Post Medieval date.
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2011
Last updated: Friday 14th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Pennard', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D64126
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two circular cast lead alloy disc weights of uncertain date. Both weights have an incised cross with smaller diagonal lines projecting the same direction from each arm on one face, possibly representing windmill sails and an incised 'V' on the other. 1) 30.6mm in diameter, 3.9mm in thickness and 18.27g, 2) 28.6mm in diameter, 2.9mm in thickness and 13.44g. Weights sych as these were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards for a wide variety of uses and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval - Post Medieval
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2011
Last updated: Friday 14th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Pennard', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9CB017
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A total of 233 pieces of lead ball shot, brought in for recording in batches of 125, 91 and 17 respectively, but here amalgamated as from the same findspot. A large number (100) have a weight of 11g +/- 1.5g, with a second main group (31) around 32g +/- 1.5g. This suggests a predominant use of pistol shot, with a notable presence of musket shot according to the main calibre divisions (Foard and Morris 2012, 121). If Hardings (2012) wider brackets are used there are 120 of 7-16 grams interpreted as pistol and 43 of 30-48 grams. Equally notable is an absence of much shot of intermediate…
Created on: Friday 7th March 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E2CC17
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval two part cloth seal, probably from Valenciennes in France. The front disc and part of the projection survives but the back disc and tab that linked the disks are missing to old breaks. The front disc has a raised design of a basically rendered swan standing left with the inscription [...]ALLENC[...] written in Roman capitals around the left edge and towards the base. On the reverse of this disc are a number of depressions. No obvious impression of cloth survives. A perforation is present adjacent to the projection towards the circumference. A seal of Valenciennes is…
Created on: Friday 14th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 14th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E9FC97
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast lead button with integral shank which is now broken. The button is circular with a slight projection at one edge producing a 'drop' shape. It has a slightly concave back and conical front, producing a broadly triangular cross section. The conical front is decorated with three raised concentric rings around a central pellet with thinner raised lines radiating out from the centre to the edge. The back of the button has the remains of the integral shank, now two stubs with a gap between which would have been joined by the loop. It measures 23.1 mm in diameter, 9.5 mm i…
Created on: Monday 31st October 2011
Last updated: Friday 9th December 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-ECC3B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead cloth seal, issued during the reign of Queen Anne. Part of a four-disc seal from the series featuring a monarch's head. It is comprised of four discs in two conjoined pairs, joined in the centre with a rectangular tab. The seal is bent in the centre at the tab so the pairs of disks are back to back. A projecting tab on the back of one outer disk has been pushed through a hole in the other outer disk and stamped flat, joining them. One of the disks next to the tab is stamped with the bust of Queen Anne around which is the legend FIDEI DEFEN (Defender of the Faith). T…
Created on: Monday 31st October 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 1st November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2AB154
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval or Post Medieval lead cloth seal, of two disk type. Both discs survive, along with the projecting attachment tab and connecting strip. The front has a raised design of a crowned shield of Englandflanked by small roses within a pellet border and surrounded by a legend. The legend is mostly stamped off the seal and worn, only [...]SEM[...] can be read. The reverse has a design of a crowned rose within a pellet border and similarly the legend is mostly mis-stamped. It reads [...]I(A)[...]S+(D)E[...]. It is 24.1mm by 22.1mm and 4.6mm thick; it weighs 8.32g. The seal would …
Created on: Wednesday 8th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stogumber', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A85B56
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval cast lead four-disc cloth seal issued at Taunton. The seal has four disks arranged in two conjoined pairs with a tab between. It has been bent back on itself at the tab so the pairs of disks lie up. The two inner disks are stamped. One is stamped with a portcullis, the edge of this disk is bent over on itself obscuring some of the design. The other of the inner seals is stamped TAVNT[ON] encircling 18 or 78. the outer disks are the connecting part. One is a flat ring the other a smaller flat disk with a large projecting spike in the centre. This spike has been pushed thr…
Created on: Saturday 21st January 2012
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bishops Hull', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E63B28
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval lead toy probably a whistle dating to the period c. AD 1600 - 1800. The toy commences in an old break and is cylindrical with a hollow circular cross sectioned interior and a hexagonal external cross-section. The internal diameter of the toy is 9.07mm tapering to 3.88mm at the opposite end. The toy exhibits a series of irregular raised mouldings running down the sides of the body, probably a decorative pattern which is now unclear, there appears to be curved foliate designs near the break. There is a pronounced, tidied, casting seam along both sides of the …
Created on: Tuesday 21st July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd July 2015
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Record ID: SOM-C60D70
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval incomplete and damaged lead-alloy pilgrim's ampulla. It has a rounded base from which a rectangular, neck protrudes, expanding slightly in width to the top. The top of the neck is torn across with an irregular edge. There are integral suspension loops on either side at the junction of the neck and body, one squashed inwards and casting lines running down each side and around the base. The surfaces are very scratched and indented but traces of raised line designs remain. On one face is probably a crown, the details of which are unclear, and on the other a flower or four …
Created on: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milbourne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E6F34E
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-Medieval sheet lead powder holder cap (c. 17th century). It has straight sides, now squashed inwards, with an oval top (also squashed and distorted). Where the sides meet the top there are two attachment loops, one on each side, one split in the middle, the other bent inwards. The sides are comprised of a strip of lead bent into a circle and attached to edges of the circular face. The other face remains open to allow the rest of the powder holder to fit into it. The cap measures 24.0 mm in height, 62.0mm by 36.7mm at the top and 35.0mm by 34.0mm at the base. The sides are 3.…
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 20th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-81A21D
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead powder measure cap, probably dating to the 17th century. The cap has slightly flaring sides, with a flat, oval top. The cap has been crushed, with the sides squashed closely together. The remains of two attachment loops survive at the top of the cap, one on either side. Faint vertical casting seams are visible on either side of the cap, on a line perpendicular to the attachment loops. The measure cap is 28.13mm iin length, 21.04mm in width and weighs 10.93g. Such caps would have been attached to bandoliers and are common finds on most Civil War sites, as suc…
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-163447
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1550-1800. The seal is incomplete, with only the integral rivet and an adjoining section of the disc from which it expands surviving. The surviving section of the disc depicts a design of an eagle or perhaps more likely, a griffin, advancing left, right foot in front with each talon terminating in a pellet. Dimensions: length 15.7mm; width 14.4mm; thickness 2.8mm; weight 3.13g. A similar, but not identical Italian seal can be seen at http://bagseals.org/gallery/main.php/images/main.php?g2_itemId=22861.
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-170440
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval lead 4-disc cloth seal, dating to c. AD 1550-1800. Three of four discs survive. One disc is depicts a shield with an indented side, quartered by a triple stranded cross with a truncated probable sword in one field, the lower two quarters empty. Around this is the legend (pellet) CIVITA(T) [...](I) . The other disc is stamped by the initials AW, with a possible third below. Dimensions: length 29.7mm; width 15.5mm; thickness 2.9mm; weight 5.08g. This seal is most likely a seal of London, with similar seals with triple stranded crosses and swords of St.…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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