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    • Primary material: Iron

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Record ID: LEIC-EC27C3
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Medieval iron horseshoe fragment, 91mm long and 20mm wide with a weight of 54g. The fragment represents just under half a shoe, has a rectangular cross section and a curved tapering form. It has one inner flat edge and the outer edge is 'lobate' with rounded projections. These allow for oval shaped recesses with rectangular holes to accommodate the nails. There are three such holes in the fragment, two of which still contain the rectangular cross sectioned nails. The fragment terminates with a narrow rectangular cross sectioned end which is folded over itself. The fragment fits Clark…
Created on: Monday 28th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-74FB08
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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Possible Roman iron nail, Length: 42 mm, width: 7 mm, thickness: 6 mm, weight: 6.23g. The nail has a flat sub rectangular head, 16x13mm, with a rectangular cross sectioned tapering shaft. The shape suggests Roman but it could be later.
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Earl Shilton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-736ECA
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
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Medieval to post medieval iron horseshoe, 103mm in length, 30mm wide and 7mm thick with a weight of 174grams. The object is U shaped with a rectangular cross section. It is formed of a wide flat sheet with a V shaped central hole. It is incomplete missing one end, but the intact end is sub triangular in form and along its outer curved side are the traces of four rectangular nail holes. The object dates to 1250-1600. It is of Clark Type 4 (Clark, 2004, The Medieval Horse and its Equipment).
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-71FABA
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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Possible Roman iron object, 102mm in length, 32mm wide and 7mm thick with a weight of 23.47grams. The object is T shaped in form and rectangular in cross section. It has two short right angled projections at one end which are seperated by a semi-circlular depression on the outer surface, which continues down the front as a concave shallow recess for 20-30mm. The object is possibly a T-shaped clamp which would have been used in the fixing of a variety of architectural elements, especially box flue-tiles. See NMS-8225A8 Cf. Manning 1985, 131-2, R70-2.
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-716523
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Medieval to post medieval? iron hammer head, 106mm in length, 23mm wide and 18mm thick with a weight of 158g. The object is sub rectangular in form and rectangular in cross section. It has an oval hole, c.20mm long, for its shaft just to one side of the centre and the corresponding outer edge has a slightly projecting, rounded profile. To the right of this (as shown) the object tapers to a point with one long edge remaining straight. The other side is rectangular in cross section and terminates with a slightly rounded 'collar' around its flat end. Objects of iron are utilitaria…
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5BDCC9
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
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6 Iron nails, probably all Roman. First image shows various nails all found together in waterlogged riverside field. Those on left show standard Roman forms. Second image unusually shaped iron object possibly a nail like fitting.
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th October 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-5B83B6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Post medieval iron spearhead or pike blade? Length: 1200 mm, width: 29 mm, thickness: 25 mm, weight: 178.00 g The object has a triangular form and a lozenge shaped sub rectangular cross section, which becomes circular near its base. It tapers in width slightly to a point and has a prominent ridge running down the centre of each blade. At its base there is a circular opening which has a small circular hole in one side just above its damaged edge, so it appears intact in length. As the object is iron the most obvious date would be post medieval and it may be a componenet of sever…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-F5C133
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Medieval or Post medieval iron buckle, 39mm in length, 20mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 1.9grams. The buckle has a D shaped frame with a circular cross section. It has a central bar containing a pin and a triangular plate folded onto the bar, which has a circular loop at its apex. The objects form could give it a medieval date but its iron construction and condition suggest a later post medieval one.
Created on: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cambridgeshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-FFB304
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Early medieval iron adze? Length: 109 mm, width: 43 mm, thickness: 15 mm, weight: 161grams. The object is rectangular in form and cross section and consists of a flat ended blade like section, which tapers in width from 43 to 21mm, where it forms a rectangular cross sectioned shaft. This has one face which is rounded to accomodate a circular hole through its centre. Its possibly an adze or a wide bladed chisel? The objects function is unknown but it was found as part of an assemblage including a possible hammer head LEIC-FF95BA, a bill? LEIC-FFA643 and a possible blade? LEIC-FF8999…
Created on: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-FFA643
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Early Medieval iron object, possibly a bill? length: 79 mm, width: 35 mm, thickness: 6.0 mm, weight: 26.71 grams The object is in poor condition and is currently rectangular in form and cross section, with one intact rounded side projection, 27 long, 18 wide and 4mm thick. The opposite side has the probable remains of a second projection. Kevin Leahy notes it may have been 'part of a bill as found in the Flixborough hoard or the improbably light 'plough share' in the Westley Waterless hoard.' The objects function is unknown but it was found as part of an assemblage including …
Created on: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'melton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-FF95BA
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Early medieval iron object , possibly a hammer head(?) Length: 56 mm, width: 34 mm, thickness: 31 mm, weight: 248grams. The object is roughly rectangular in form and cross section and one surface has a circular projection, c10mm high. The object has been x-rayed and was inpenetrable. The radiographer suggested it may be due to a lead core? The objects function is unknown but it was found as part of an assemblage including an adze LEIC-FFB304 and a bill? LEIC-FFA643 and a blade LEIC-FF8999. These in turn were found in close proximity to an early medieval iron shield boss LEIC-FF…
Created on: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'melton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-FF8999
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Early medieval? iron object, Length: 112 mm, width: 53 mm, thickness: 5.0 mm, weight: 53.10 grams. The object is rectangular in cross section and oval (leaf shaped) in form. It has an integral oval hole, set in a rounded projection at one narrow end. The opposite end is rectangular in form and incpomplete. It is a possibility that the 'loop' has been formed by bending a linear projection over the plate, but x-rays revealed no eivdenece of this. The objects function is unknown but it was found as part of an assemblage including a possible hammer head LEIC-FF95BA, an adze LEIC-FFB30…
Created on: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-FF77A7
Object type: SHIELD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Early medieval iron shield boss, 21 mm wide, 117mm in diameter, 115mm deep and weighing 248 grams. The boss is circular in form and triangular in cross section. It has a small section of flat rim present at its base, which is 21 mm wide. Above this there is a straight sided section c.20mm high, which turns outwards to form a lipped projection. This forms the base of the cone. This tapers inwards and terminates with a short rod at its apex. This houses a sub-spherical projection with a flat circular base. The current form may be altered by corrision product. The boss has been x-raye…
Created on: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-45A00F
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rutland
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Roman, iron fragments, possibly casting waste and waste meterial? The large piece is an irregular shaped lump, with no signs of working. 72mm long, 47mm wide and 29mm thhick with a weight of 185grams. The smaller piece has a rectangular section and form with a flat surface with slightly curved edges, creating a hollow underside. 53mm long, 34mm wide and 7mm thick with a weight of 40.97grams. The objects were found in the same place as a probable Roman knife LEIC-452D16 and a Roman nail LEIC-4576AD, which could imply waste material gathered for recycling.
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-4576AD
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rutland
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Roman iron nail mm 76long, 26mm wide (at the head) and 10mm thick with a weight of 34.52 grams. The nail has a rectangular cross sectioned incomplete shaft 10 x 10mm at the top and tapers in width. It has a rectangular shaped, domed head 26 x26mm.
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-452D16
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rutland
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Roman iron knife blade ? 153mm long, 39mm wide and 6mm thick with a weight of 111 grams. The blade is in two pieces and has a rectangular cross sectioned tang c.30mm long, which has a sub spherical terminal. The blade has a straight back and is wide, c.40mm, and rounded where it joins the tang, tapering to a point. The shape suggests it could be Roman in date and it was found in the same area as a Roman nail, LEIC-4576AD cf. Manning 1985, plate 55 or pl 5 (thanks to Ed Wood for the parallel).
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-62A583
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Early Medieval to Medieval Iron stirrup, 138mm in length, 144mm wide and c.10mm thick with a weight of 131grams. The object has a sub-rectangular cross section and a sub-spherical form. It has an integral, rectangular projection at its apex, for suspension from a strap and in the centre of its flatter lower edge, a flat circular base plate, 52mm in diameter. John Clark (formely of the Museum of London) has commented that the stirrup has 'the rounded form of the footrest more common in medieval stirrups (ridden in shoes with soft soles)' but that a 'rather 'primitive' loop to take…
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 8th November 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-4F4A02
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
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Undated Iron bladed object, 118mm long, 53mm wide and 9mm thick with a weight of 80.56grams. The object is L shaped in form and rectangular in cross section. It has a sub triangular shaped 'blade' which appears incomplete, This measures 18mm by 16mm and curves into a rectangular sectioned straight shaft which tapers very gently in width to a curved projecting 'prong' which is 9mm long, 6mm wide and 4mm thick at the tip. This is curved to one side, when viewed from its longest side, and may be to accomodate a handle?
Created on: Tuesday 12th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-9D9DC5
Object type: DIVIDERS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Post medieval iron dividers, 150mm long. The object has two rectangular sectioned tapering arms which are joined by a simple hinge mechanism at their apex.
Created on: Tuesday 13th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 13th August 2013
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Record ID: LEIC-85D806
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified and undated Iron object. It has a circular plate which is decorated on one side with a double lined cross with radiating incised lines in each quarter. Attached to this is a shaft of indeterminate form as it is covered in corrosion. The circular plate was revealed by cleaning undertaken by the finder. Length: 33 mm Width: 17 mm Thickness: 8 mm Weight: 5.06 g
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2012
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