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Record ID: WMID-055205
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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One rim sherd of a wheel thrown ceramic vessel, of Roman dating (2nd to 4th Centuries AD). The rim sherd consists of a fabric similar to that known as a local miscellaneous (unsourced) white ware, dating from the 2nd to 4th Centuries AD. The sherd probably originally came from a low open dish or bowl. The sherd measures 6.5 mm thick and weighs 32.1 grams. It measures 38.8 mm in length and 70.2 mm wide. Sherd specific details: Fabric type: local (unsourced) white ware Sherd type: Rimsherd Rim type: RE (Rounded Direct, Everted forward). Rim diameter: 19 cm % of Rim present…
Created on: Wednesday 12th March 2014
Last updated: Friday 4th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-79B696
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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A rim fragment from a hand made (blown) glass vessel, of probable Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 410). The fragment consists of a flattened sub oval rim, descending into a narrow circular neck. This fragment probably came from a small jar or ointment vessel. The vessel was probably a mid translucent green colour, but patination on the surface has obscured some of the original vessel coloration. It has a rim length of 27.4 mm, is 22.9 mm wide and 4.1 mm thick. The neck of the vessel has a diameter 15.1 mm, with walls 2.8 mm thick. Overall it measures 18.1 mm in length, 27.4 mm wide an…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
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Record ID: WMID-BD0256
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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Three joining rim fragments of a copper alloy vessel, probably of Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 410). Around 25% of the rim is present, and the diameter was originally 20 cm. The rim of the vessel is rounded everted and there is a wide collar present just below the rim. The inside of the vessel has been silvered or tinned. The largest fragment measures 42.3 mm in length, 73.7 mm wide and 1.2 mm thick. It weighs 19.4 g. The middle sized fragment measures 23.9 mm in length, 46.7 mm wide and 1.3 mm thick. It weighs 8.7 g. The smallest fragment measures 30.5 mm in length, 41.1 mm wide a…
Created on: Monday 13th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-86C378
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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One rim sherd of a wheel thrown ceramic vessel, of Roman dating (2nd to 4th Centuries AD). The rim sherd consists of a fabric similar to that known as Severn Valley ware, dating from the 2nd to 4th Centuries AD. The sherd probably originally came from a storage jar type vessel. The sherd measures 6.91 mm thick and weighs 14.8 grams. It measures 31.20 mm in length and 42.51 mm wide. Sherd specific details: Fabric type: Severn Valley Ware Sherd type: Rimsherd Rim type: RE (Rounded Direct, Everted forward). Sherd thickness: 6.91 mm Firing condition: oxidised exterior, oxidised…
Created on: Wednesday 12th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 12th June 2013
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Record ID: WMID-0B4E3C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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One rim sherd of a wheel thrown moulded ceramic vessel, of Early Roman dating (Mid to Late 1st Century). The rimsherd is consistent with that of a Samian fabric type, possibly from La Graufesenque in South Gaul, and is consistent with Mid to Late 1st Century dating. The shape of the sherd is consistent with a carinated bowl type such as a Dragendorff type 29. The front of the sherd exhibits moulded and rouletted decoration. A bead rim is present at the top. Below this, are two bands of rouletting, one wide and one narrow. Underneath this, the decoration panels start. The a wide hor…
Created on: Monday 10th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th November 2014
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Record ID: WMID-4AAA00
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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A bodysherd of a wheel thrown ceramic vessel, of Roman dating (2nd to 4th Centuries AD). The sherd consists of a bodysherd, in a fabric is similar to that of a local (unsourced) miscellaneous greyware, consistent with 2nd to 4th Century AD dating. Part of an applied strip handle is present. The sherd is 4.1 mm thick and weighs 8.0 g. It has a length of 37.4 mm and is 25.4 mm wide. Sherd specific details: Fabric type: local (unsourced) miscellaneous greyware Sherd type: bodysherd Wall thickness: 4.1 mm Firing condition: unoxidised exterior, unoxidised core, unoxidised inte…
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 14th May 2015
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Record ID: WMID-AB5D0F
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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A basesherd of a wheel thrown ceramic vessel, of Roman dating (2nd to 4th Centuries AD). The sherd consists of a basesherd, in a fabric is similar to that of a local (unsourced) greyware, consistent with 2nd to 4th Century AD dating. The base diameter is 8 cm, with 25% present. The base type is that of a flat base, probably from a storage jar. The sherd is 7.5 mm thick and weighs 60.3 g. It has a length of 49.5 mm and is 45.7 mm wide. Sherd specific details: Fabric type: Local (unsourced) greyware Sherd type: basesherd Base type: flat Base diameter: 8 cm % of base presen…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: WMID-E6D03C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy artefact, possibly a stylus, of possible Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 410). The artefact consists of a flat triangular end, attached to a circular sectioned shaft. The other end exhibits an old, post depositional break. A couple of small U shaped grooves are present towards the triangular end. It measures 47.6 mm in length, 8.6 mm wide and 4.9 mm thick. It weighs 5.1 g. The artefact is a mid brown colour, with an even surface patina. The artefact bears a resemblance to a stylus, but it is not consistent with that as an identification. A similar poss…
Created on: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-49EBA7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete enamelled copper alloy, belt plate of Roman dating (AD 100 to AD 300). The plate is sub rectangular in shape, but has abraded and incomplete corners. The edges are rounded. The front of the plate carries an elaborate panel of decoration, originally filled with enamel. The main, central element of the design comprises a rectangular block of leaf ornament, this panel is flanked by a border of copper alloy with small triple lobed projections towards te edge of the plate. The border has been infilled with red enamel, the central panel possibly blue enamel (now decayed to …
Created on: Wednesday 19th February 2014
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: WMID-4A4F76
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy strap fitting or apron pendant, of probable Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 410). The strap fitting is in the form of a forwards facing eagle with head turned to right, splayed wings, oval shaped body, and neatly rendered claws and tail that project downwards at the base of the plate. Below the claws, the eagle is standing on a ball. Decorative detailing has been applied to the front of the strap fitting, marking out feathers and claws. A circular perforation (hole) is present between the two legs and may have been a rivet hole. It has an internal diameter of 2…
Created on: Wednesday 19th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 19th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-5D4936
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete copper alloy strap fitting or strap slide, of Early Roman dating (1st to 3rd Century AD). The 'strap-slide' has a square-headed and thin platform/ head with slightly irregular and uneven edges. A thin inscribed line running around the edge is the only decoration on the front of the slide. Stratchmarks are present on the front. The underside of this platform is flat and undecorated. There is a large rectangular loop at the back of the artefact, where the strap would have originally passed through. This loop is undecorated and appears to be integral. It measures 22.6 mm
Created on: Thursday 20th February 2014
Last updated: Thursday 20th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-4AD546
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy 'amphora-shaped' strap end of Late Roman dating (AD 300 to AD 450). Approximately 75% of the strap end is present. Half of the back plate is missing, along with the tip at the base of the strap end. The strap end is broadly sub-triangular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. The edges of the strap end have slightly beveled / faceted edges. The attachment part of the strap end has a slightly scalloped top edge and one circular rivet hole. This continues down into the upper part of the strap end, with two sub-oval (kidney / crescent) shaped lugs …
Created on: Wednesday 21st August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 21st August 2013
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Record ID: WMID-184456
Object type: STEELYARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy steelyard (scale with beam arms of unequal length), of Roman dating (1st to 2nd Century AD). The steelyard consists of a lozenge sectioned arm with notched calibrations. The calibrations are hard to identify, but there should be two sets, one on the top of the arm and one at the bottom, each set at regular but different spacing. At one end the rod terminates with a domed knop, 11.04 mm in diameter. The other end of the steelyard widens into a sub rectangular terminal, with three suspension holes. One is located at the end of the steelyard and the oth…
Created on: Wednesday 19th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
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Record ID: WMID-027433
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete cast lead alloy biconvex spindlewhorl which could date from the Roman to Post Medieval periods, AD43-1650. The spindlewhorl has a sub circular central hole positioned off centre with an internal diameter of 6.35mm. The upper face is decorated with four diagonal ridges separating the face into quadrants. The face is decorated with seven circular pellets in an irregular pattern. The lower face is plain. The spindlewhorl has a light grey colour with and even patina. The surface is slightly abraded. Diameter: 22.99mm. Thickness: 11.74mm. Weight: 28.9g.
Created on: Saturday 6th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 8th August 2013
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Record ID: WMID-53A437
Object type: ROD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy 'rod' or dowel, of uncertain function and dating. It is probably Roman in dating (AD 43 to AD 410). The rod is circular sectioned, and gradually tapers down its length. Both ends are intact. The top is slightly flared outwards, possibly the result of being hammered multiple times. No decoration is present along the length of the shaft. Several longitudinal scars are present, probably the result of abrasion. The rod measures 155.02 mm in length, has a maximum diameter of 11.63 mm and a minimum of 6.93 mm. It weighs 79.0 g. The rod is a mid to dark gre…
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 24th April 2013
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Record ID: WMID-880174
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy globular hair pin, of Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 410). Around 25% of the hair pin is present, consisting of the head and part of the shaft. The shaft is circular in cross section and has a small horizontal ridge 4 mm below the head and is slightly angled below this point. The head consists of a flattened globular disc with rounded edges. It measures 21.35 mm in length. The head has a diameter of 12.23 and the shaft of 4.41 mm. It weighs 6.1 g. The pin head is a mid to dark green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst…
Created on: Wednesday 12th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 12th June 2013
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Record ID: WMID-2A5C72
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy lunate or crescentic harness or apron pendant, of Early Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 200). Around 90% of the pendant is present, as the suspension loop is incomplete. The pendant has a suspension loop set perpendicular to the main feature. The main body of the pendant is crescentic in plan with double knobbed terminals that meet in the middle at the base of the pendant. The reverse inner edge is chamfered. It measures 36.4 mm in length, 24.6 mm wide and 5.4 mm thick. It weighs 8.4 g. The pendant is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. These pend…
Created on: Tuesday 13th August 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 13th August 2019
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Record ID: WMID-178D25
Object type: LAVER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy possible zoomorphic (lion) laver spount or mount, of probable Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 410). The mount is sub-circular in shape and has been cast in relief to form a probable lion head on the front convex surface; the reverse is rough cast and is concave. The facial features are depicted by moulded decoration. The hair is depicted around the edge of the mount by a series of curvilinear ridges and curls. The forehead is furrowed slightly with two ridges present between the eyes. The eyebrows are semi circular. The eyes are recessed slightly and shown as t…
Created on: Wednesday 18th December 2013
Last updated: Saturday 28th May 2016
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Record ID: WMID-E806A1
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete copper alloy key, from a rotary lock, of Late Roman dating (AD 200 to AD 400). The key consists of a circular bow with a rectangular stem projecting from one side. The bit of the key is also rectangular but is set at an angle of 90° to that of the stem, and then turns sideways to end in two triangular and one diamond-shaped teeth. No decoration is present. The key measures 33.9 mm in length, 25.1 mm wide and is 11.5 mm thick. It weighs 13.3 g. The bow has an external diameter of 19.9mm and an internal one of 15.7 mm; it is 6.2 mm wide and 2.8 mm thick. The stem and bit me…
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Monday 12th August 2019
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Record ID: WMID-0B0D27
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete possible ingot of copper alloy metal, of uncertain dating, but probably Roman to Early Medieval (AD 43 to AD 1000). The possible ingot consists of a rectangular sectioned piece of copper alloy metal, with slightly curved and tapered ends. It measures 83.99 mm in length, 10.27 mm wide and 5.83 mm thick. It weighs 22.3 g. The possible ingot is a mid to dark green colour, with an uneven surface patina. The ingot has suffered from a minor degree of abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, resulting in damage to the original surface. Several similar rec…
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 6th June 2013
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