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    • Primary material: Iron

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Record ID: WAW-F9B4A7
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A hand made iron rotary key of probable medieval date (1150 - 1400 AD). The key is irregular in plan and cross section. Being made out of iron, it was probably forged. The key can be described in several sections: The bow or handle, shank and bit. The bow consists of a vertical oval, with a circular cross section. It is 46.22mm tall and 34.04mm wide. The shank is attached to the bow at the mid point of the right hand side. Opposite that on the left hand side, there is a slight swelling on the inside surface. The shank consists of an rod, rectangular in…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
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Record ID: WAW-083E03
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hand made iron rotary key of probable medieval date (AD 1150 - AD 1400). The key is irregular in plan and cross section. Being made out of iron, it was probably forged. The key can be described in several sections: The bow or handle, shank and bit. The bow consists of a vertical oval, with a circular cross section. It is 51.26 mm tall and 40.97 mm wide. The shank is attached to the bow at the mid point of the right hand side. On the inside edge of the loop, next to where the shank attached, a V-shaped protrusion is present, pointing inwards. The shank consists of an rod, recta…
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2013
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Record ID: WMID-1EE348
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete hand made iron rotary key, of probable medieval dating (AD 1150 - AD 1400). The key is irregular in plan and cross section. Being made out of iron, it was probably forged. The key can be described in several sections: The bow or handle, shank and bit. The bow consists of a vertical oval, with an oval cross section. It is 49.5 mm tall and 39.1 mm wide. The shank is attached to the bow at the mid point of the right hand side. The shank consists of an rod, rectangular in plan and circular in cross section. It swells in the middle of the shank, with a collar just before the b…
Created on: Tuesday 25th June 2019
Last updated: Monday 12th August 2019
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Record ID: WMID-7D59A1
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete forged iron dagger, of probable Early Post Medieval dating (15th to 16th Centuries AD). Around 50% of the dagger is present, consisting of most of the blade, the quillon and part of the tang. The rest of the tang and the tip of the blade are missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The tang is rectangular in cross section. The blade is lozenge shaped in cross section. The blade gradually tapers downwards the tip. The quillon (guard) consists of a sub oval base, with two downward curving arms, one to either side. The arms terminate in an onion shaped rounded knop. It measur…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-7C6C83
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete cast iron cannon ball, of 19th Century dating. The cannon ball is spherical in shape. It has a maximum diameter of 105 mm (4.1 inches) and weighs 4 kg (2.2 lbs). The circumference is approximately 32 cm (12.5 inches). The cannon ball is a mid to dark brown colour, with an even surface patina. Some traces of iron corrosion (rust) are present on the surface, but no lamination of the surface has occurred. The dimensions and weight would suggest that this cannon ball is a British 9 pdr. As the name suggests these weighed 9 pounds when first manufactured and were fired fro…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2012
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Record ID: WMID-4263E6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron probable plate brooch, of probable Roman dating (2nd Century AD). The probable brooch is circular in shape, with two opposing triangular projections. One of these is flat, the other has a perpendicular (at right angles) projection extending downwards. This is probably the remnants of the catch plate. An 'S' shaped void is present in the centre of the probable plate brooch. No decoration appears to be present. It measures 44.33 mm in length, 23.02 mm wide and 7.88 mm thick. It weighs 3.8 g. The brooch is a mid brown colour, with an uneven surface patina. Iron c…
Created on: Thursday 26th September 2013
Last updated: Thursday 26th September 2013
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Record ID: WMID-4AFC87
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete iron axe or axehead, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1000 to AD 1500). The axe is broadly sub-rectangular in plan with an irregular shaped expanded blade that has a pronounced downward projection. The socket is sub circular in shape measuring 37.8 mm length x 27.3mm width. The butt of the axe is rectangular. As the blade expands in width it tapers in section; forming a wide even cutting edge. The axehead measures 160 mm in length, 34.3 mm wide at the butt, 9.3 mm wide at the blade and 122.0 mm thick. The axehead is a mid orange brown colour and has not been treate…
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
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Record ID: WMID-B6FD25
Object type: AXE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, hand made, iron axe head, of possible Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 410). It has a curved and flaring blade that has a triangular longitudinal section. The axe expands to the pole / shaft end, which curves downwards, is flat and rectangular in form. The eye through which the axe would have originally have been hafted is oval with an integral projecting lug at the blade end on the upper surface. Part of the cutting blade is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. It measures 193 mm in length, 45.1 mm wide at the pole / shaft end, 37.3 mm tall at the pole / shaft end, 66.7 m…
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 13th March 2013
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