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    • IdentifierID: 00144900DEE01B9C
    • Primary material: Lead

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Record ID: WILT-B7AFCC
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A collection of 13 lead cloth seals and bag seals all found within the footprint of a now demolished bacon curing factory (Harris') in Calne, Wiltshire. Ten of these seals are post medieval (1540-1900), the remainder are medieval (1066-1539). 3 bag type seals of WEBB & SONS MANFrs SALTNEY CHESTER, on the reverse is a central horseshoe-like design within which are possible blades of cereal sprouting topped with the word WEBBS and REGISTERED TRADE MARK around the edge. The combined weight is 37.15 grams. Webbs took over the Saltney business c.1894. A lead bga seal of GOUVERNEMENT D…
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Record ID: WILT-59B1E1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead pan weight, circular in plan and rectangular in profile with VIII stamped on the front face. It weighs 226g, which is just less than eight Averdupois ounces. The style of the letters suggests cAD 1600 - 1800. It is 47.25mm in diameter, c14.5mm thick, though this varies a little.The lead appears to have been battered a little out of shape, perhaps while in the ground, but there is also evidence that an edge may have been taken off, while there are also one or two small accretions of lead which suggest additions.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: WILT-F9CAAC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post medieval lead cloth seal dating to AD 1500-1700. The seal is composed of two roughly circular discs linked together. Disc one has the initials DG stamped on it. Disc two which is somewhat smaller, has what might be a depiction of the Cross or a letter X and a letter L. This weighs 4.18grams, and the maximum diameter is 19.3mm. There is also a fragment of lead possibly associated with the seal which shares the same grid reference. This fragment appears to be two small pieces of lead bent together with no clear shape. This fragment weighs 2.62 grams.
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-F6541A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A conical lead weight. The weight is quite crudely formed and has a hole through it, possibly for suspension. The weight is 20.9mm in height, its diameter at its base is 20.2mm and it weighs 36.99 grams.
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-0B78D4
Object type: CAME
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead post medieval window came dating to the period c. AD 1600 - 1700. The came is trapeziodal in shape with three H-shaoed projections running along the top. By reference to similar waste from London a 17th-century date can be suggested (Egan 2005, 147; ref. 782). The lead has an off white patina with traces of grey along the edges where there has been more recent damage. The window came measures 38.7mm in length, 7.15mm thick and weighs 14.58 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Record ID: WILT-BC9FEC
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead post-medieval incomplete toy cannon. The barrel is incomplete (broken at both ends) with casting seams on both sides, both trunions are incomplete. A possible iron firing plug is within the barrel.
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Record ID: WILT-3CFF6A
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead impression of a farthing of Edward VII dating to 1902-1910 (Spink 3992). The impression is of the obverse of the farthing.
Created on: Tuesday 5th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th April 2016
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Record ID: WILT-A93064
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead bag seal comprising two halves. On one side is a horse going right, on the other is a probable letter 'S' within a raised circle. The seal is roughly oval in plan, It has a maximum length of 15.49 m, a maximum width of 11.76mm and a thickness of 4.22mm. It weighs 3.31 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 29th March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th May 2016
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Record ID: WILT-7C5CED
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval (1500-1800) lead two-part cloth seal missing the second disc. The front face of the upper disc is decorated with a rose, the tab is detached but complete, the second disc is missing.
Created on: Thursday 14th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Devizes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-B15482
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete lead steelyard weight of probable Roman date (c. AD 43 - 410). It measures 29.1mm in length, 33.5mm in diameter and weighs 141 g. The weight is roughly spherical and widens in the centre. The weight is scratched and pitted, although the pattination of the lead suggests that this is old damage. There is an incompete iron suspension loop projecting from the tip of the weight. The base is flat with no projecting iron.
Created on: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wedhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-13C61D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead alloy gilded Roman possible contemporary copy of a nummus of Diocletian. Obverse inscription: IMP DIOCLETIANVS P AVG Obverse description: laureate head left Reverse inscription: MAXIMI[NVS] NOB CAES Reverse description: Bust helmeted and laureate, spear or sceptre on right shoulder and shield on left shoulder There seems little doubt that the reverse legend would have been MAXIMINVS rather that what might have been expected MAXIMIANVS, as the letter following the second I is almost certainly an N rather than an A and there is insufficient space for the longer nam…
Created on: Friday 16th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2016
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Record ID: WILT-29D3FF
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead post-medieval unidentfied object. The object is rectangular and has been folded. It is decorated with a stamped crown and WR suggesting a date range of AD 1689-1837. The object is 26.2mm in length, 20.4mm wide, 4.75mm thick and weighs 10.98 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Record ID: WILT-5D31FF
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete medieval lead papal bulla of antipope John XXIII, dating to AD 1410-1415. On one face can be seen the letters SPA SPE (for St Paul and St Peter) with the heads of St Paul and St Peter. On the other side is the inscription IOHAN / NES: PP: / .XXIII. This bulla was attached to a document issued by Pope John XXIII, who was elected pope in 1410, deposed by the Council of Basel in 1415, and died in 1419.
Created on: Thursday 20th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: WILT-3DA3ED
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval lead-alloy cloth seal of early 18th-century date. A disc survives, slightly damaged, from what was probably a four-disc seal from the series featuring a monarch's head. As Egan (1994, 60) states, the relief designs on these alnage seals are characterised by fine detail resulting from well-engraved dies. The disc bears a female bust facing left, that of Queen Anne (AD 1702-1714). The bust is surrounded by a border of short raised transverse lines and the legend MAG BRIR ET HIB. There is evidence for a loop at one point at right angles to the bust. The clot…
Created on: Monday 13th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 26th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-3D9E95
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval lead-alloy cloth seal of early 18th-century date. A disc survives, slightly damaged, from what was probably a four-disc seal from the series featuring a monarch's head. As Egan (1994, 60) states, the relief designs on these alnage seals are characterised by fine detail resulting from well-engraved dies. The disc bears a female bust facing left, that of Queen Anne (AD 1702-1714). The bust is surrounded by a border of short raised transverse lines and the legend MAG BRIR ET HIB. There is evidence for a loop at one point at right angles to the bust. The clot…
Created on: Monday 13th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 26th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-3D936E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval lead-alloy cloth seal of early 18th-century date. A disc survives, slightly damaged, from what was probably a four-disc seal from the series featuring a monarch's head. As Egan (1994, 60) states, the relief designs on these alnage seals are characterised by fine detail resulting from well-engraved dies. The disc bears a female bust facing left, that of Queen Anne (AD 1702-1714). The bust is surrounded by a border of short raised transverse lines and the legend ANNA REGINA. There is evidence for a loop at one point at right angles to the bust. The cloth se…
Created on: Monday 13th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 26th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-9ABD06
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval lead seal depicting the arms of England with two projecting lugs located at twelve o'clock and 6 o'clock . The front face depicts a double crown above the arms of England within a foliate border and circumferential outer circle decorated with retrograde S's. The arms of England consisting of quartered three lions passant guardant and the arms of France modern. The projecting lugs are incomplete and are 4.5mm wide, the project outwards to the reverse before terminating in old breaks. The reverse of the seal is undecorated. The seal is 65.45mm in len…
Created on: Thursday 11th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 27th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-B0ACBD
Object type: VALVE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead pump clack, which is part of a crude non-return valve from an old water pump. The object is formed from a solid disc of lead, projecting up from the centre is a mushroom shaped extension. The mushroom piece fitted through a slot in a leather strap inside the box. When water was drawn up the pipe into the box with the spout, the clack lifted to let the water in and then fell back over the hole so that it ran out through the spout into the bucket and not back into the well. These were in use over many centuries circa 1500's to early 1900's , although there may still be a few…
Created on: Monday 23rd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Norton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-842DE1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead steelyard weight of probable Roman date (c. AD 43 - 410). The weight is bi-conical in profile and circular in plan. It features a complete copper alloy rod with a rectangular cross section (3.05mm wide and 1.9mm thick) which protrudes from both ends in the form of two loops.the weight is 55.45mm in length, 24.85mm wide and weighs 76.27 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterbourne Bassett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-C8E585
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval cast lead disc, probably from a four-part seal (c. 1700-c. 1750). This disc is incomplete and damaged. One side has a unicorn rampant left with 3 to left. The reverse possibly has a head/bust facing left which may be that of Queen Anne or George I. The cloth seal is 16.4mm in diameter, 1.7mm thick and weighs 1.51 grams. Similar cloth seals have been published (Egan in Saunders 2001: 62, ref: fig. 23. ref: 102; Egan 1994: 69, fig. 28, ref: 164).
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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