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Record ID: ESS-134BA0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A Post Medieval cast pewter shoe or knee buckle dating from AD1660 - AD1720. The buckle is sub annular and symmetrical with two central drilled holes which would have held a separate spindle making the buckle double looped. The spindle, and thus the pin, has now been lost. The buckle has a moulded decoration on the front. This is formed of four rounded knops at the four 'corners'. The two upper and the two lowers knops are linked to each other by a raised line following the curve of the loops. In the centre of these lines, where the spindle would have attached, is a pointed knop. The …
Created on: Friday 18th October 2013
Last updated: Monday 10th February 2014
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Record ID: ESS-10C542
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A fragment of a Medieval to Post Medieval cast copper alloy cooking vessel rim fragment dating from AD1250 - AD1850. The fragment is decorated with a thickened band, measuring 5.16mm in width, around the edge just below the rim. The fragment is too small to determine the original diameter of the vessel. The fragment measures 61.12mm in length, 47.86mm in height, 5.86mm in thickness and weighs 62.11g. Butler, Green and Payne (2009: Finds Research Group AD700-1700 Datasheet 41) comment that rim fragments which are found as individual fragments are likely to be from cauldrons or posne…
Created on: Friday 18th October 2013
Last updated: Monday 10th February 2014
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Record ID: ESS-FD43E4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A fragment of a Medieval to Post Medieval cast copper alloy buckle dating from AD1250 - AD1800. The fragment probably came from an oval looped buckle but it is too small to be diagnostic. The outer edge has an incised line running along it. The fragment measures 32.78mm in length, 6.25mm in width, 2.25mm in thickness and weighs 2.15g.
Created on: Thursday 17th October 2013
Last updated: Monday 10th February 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E96F45
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A cast copper alloy strap loop dating to the Medieval period (1300 - 1400 AD). The strap loop is flat and sub rectangular with an integral centrally situated external rivet on one side. It is undecorated. It measures 26mm in length. For similar examples see Egan & Pritchard (1991: 232) Fig. 147. For similar examples on the PAS database see HAMP-539464 or SUR-5F4543.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th June 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E93E46
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
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A cast lead weight or possible spindle whorl of uncertain date. The weight is hemispherical and circular in plan, with a concave base and convex top. It has a sub circular hole drilled through the centre. It is undecorated and covered with pitting and scratch marks. The weight has a cream-grey patination and weighs 7.82g. Lead weights, along with spindle whorls, were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Decorated examples are thought to date to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods while undecorated exampl…
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th June 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E922F6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A cast lead weight or gaming piece, dating to the Early Medieval period (850 - 950 AD). The object is in the form of a truncated cone, circular base and tapering sides, with a flattened top. Five knops projection from the top, giving the object a castellated appearance. It measures 32mm in diameter. A similar example is recorded on this database; FAKL-CED235.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th June 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E8F522
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
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A ceramic spindle whorl dating from the Roman to Medieva periods (43 - 1500 AD). The spindle whorl is flat and sub circular with a circular hole through the centre. The whorl has been formed from a fine white paste sherd. It measures 32mm in diameter. Spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period which makes them difficult to date without contextual evidence. This spindle whorl appears to have been made from a piece of Roman pottery and so a slightly shorter date range has been suggested.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th June 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E8ABD3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
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A cast copper alloy repair from a vessel (pot mend), dating from the Roman to Medieval periods (43 - 1500 AD). One face of the pot med is sub rectangular with a smaller sub circular bar projecting from the centre. The mend measures 29mm in length. No fabric adheres to the mend to indicate what type of vessel it was used to repair. Pot mends of this form are found in both Roman and Medieval periods as a common way to repair broken pottery vessels. Without any remains of the pot it is impossible to date it more precisely.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th June 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E873D5
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
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A cast copper alloy nail dating to the Roman period (43 - 400 AD). The nail has a solid plano-convex head and a tapering shank with a sub rectangular cross section. The nail measures 38mm in length. The nail possibly came from a piece of furniture and similar nails were excavated in Colchester, as illustrated by Crummy (1983: 115) Fig. 116.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th June 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E84764
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a late Roman cast copper alloy strip bracelet dating from AD 250- 410. The fragment is sub- rectangular and flat with a rectangular cross section. The fragment is broken across both ends. The decoration consists of two panels each with a different type of punched ring and dot decoration. One panel has two large rings and dots set within a larger raised circle and a raised strip between them. The second panel has a row of smaller rings and dots running along each edge. The fragment measures 33mm in length. For similar examples on the PAS database see SOM-98D2D4 or LIN-…
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E731B7
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
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A cast copper alloy functional ring of uncertain function and date. The ring is circular in plan and in cross section. The ring measures 19mm in diameter. Plain rings may have had a range of uses and as such are difficult to date without any diagnostic features or contextual evidence.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th June 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E6DF18
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A cast copper alloy mount dating from the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (1100 - 1700 AD). The mount is circular with a central convex boss and eight evenly spaced protruding lobed knops. The reverse is concave and undecorated. In the centre of the reverse there is an integrally cast sharp spike. The spike tapers to a point and is bent over so that it slightly protrudes between two of the lobed knops. The mount measures 36mm in diameter. A similar example is recorded on this database; SUSS-1D0EC3.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th June 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E64471
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy brooch dating to the Roman period. The brooch is a Hod Hill type dating between 43 and 70 AD. The brooch consists of the hinge and part of the bow. The pin is missing but there are traces of iron corrosion in the hollow tube that would have held it. The bow is slightly arched and tapers towards the base. There is a transverse break across the bow before the foot meaning that the catchplate is also missing. The bow is undecorated. The brooch measures 31mm in length. A similar example can be seen on the database at SUR-FE6060.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chignall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-E5F408
Object type: NUT CRACKERS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A fragment of a nutcraker arm (1300-1600). It is sub rectangular with a circular cross section. It slightly tapers to the terminal which is decorated with an acorn shaped knop. The other end is flattened on one side to create a D shapped cross section. There is a break running across this end. The flattened end is decorated on both sides with a series of incised grooves and raised ridges. On the convex side there are two grooves and two ridges running parallel and next to the break. On the flattened side there are at least six ridges running parallel to the break until they meet the c…
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 13th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chignall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-E55388
Object type: MIRROR CASE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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One half of a cast copper alloy mirror case lid dating to the Medieval period (1150 - 1450 AD). The other half of the case is missing. It is circular, flat and has a looped fitting protruding from one side. It is undecorated and damaged. Circa 25% is missing from the opposite side to the looped fitting. The lid measures 30mm in diameter. For similar examples on the PAS database see WILT-3CA276 or LIN-98C335.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chignall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-E4F1F4
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A complete, cast copper alloy composite strap end dating to the Medieval period (1270-1400 AD). The strap end is of a two piece, circular form. The strap end measures 76mm in length. At the strap end it is sub triangular in plan. It then widens again to form two broadly rectangular projections. Along the top edge of the sub triangle there are two small iron rivets. At either side of the rivets on the front and the edge of the piece, there are small triangular 'V' shaped notches, each pointing towards the rivets. There is an incised design decorating the panel consisting of a broad rec…
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 7th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chignall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-E4A557
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead weight or possible spindle whorl of uncertain date. The weight is hemispherical with a flat base, circular in plan and convex top. It has a sub circular hole drilled through the centre. It is undecorated and covered with pitting and scratch marks. The weight has a cream-grey patination. It weighs 21.39g. Lead weights, along with spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Undecorated examples cannot be securely dated without supporting contextual evidence.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chignall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-E47DD7
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A late Bronze Age cast copper alloy awl dating from 1000BC to 800BC. The awl has a thickened centre and tapers to a point at each end. It has a circular cross section and the tip at one end has been slightly bent over. It measures 56mm in length. For a similar example on the PAS database see BH-D64995.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chignall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-D5B6A4
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast tin button dating to the Medieval period (1250 - 1350 AD). The button is spherical with an applied copper alloy wire looped shank that has now been lost. The shank has a transverse break across it leaving two small copper alloy projections. The button measures 11mm in diameter. For a similar example see Read (2010: 26) no. 78.
Created on: Tuesday 15th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
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Record ID: ESS-D57A64
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A cast tin button dating to the Post Medieval (1500 - 1650 AD). The button is discoidal with a convex front and a flat back. It has an integral iron shank which has now been lost. The front is decorated with a central pellet. It measures 14mm in diameter. For a similar example see Read (2010: 64) no. 226.
Created on: Tuesday 15th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
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