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Record ID: WAW-496181
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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A heavily abraded cast bronze un-looped palstave with central rib below the stop ridge and raised flange facets of Middle Bronze Age dating (1500 - 1100 BC). The palstave measures 148.24mm in length, maximum surviving blade width is 52.95mm, socket width is 27.37mm and it is 23.41mm thick. It weighs 357 grams. The blade of the palstave is sub-triangular in plan with convex expanding sides and a probable convex blade edge. The cutting edge has been lost. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being in front of the stop ridge. The surviving blade le…
Created on: Wednesday 5th January 2011
Last updated: Thursday 6th January 2011
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Record ID: WMID-7D44CA
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy (bronze) blade, probably from a palstave of Middle Bronze Age dating (c. 1500 BC to c. 1150 BC). The blade fragment is triangular in both shape and cross section. Only the lower portion of the blade is present, with a rectangular cross section, it has broken below the stop ridge. The sides are concave. A central ridge runs two thirds of the length of the front and back faces. The cutting edge is lost, but it still retains a convex form. The palstave fragment measures 71.8 mm in length, 62.3 wide (at the blade), 23.8 mm wide (at the break), 15.7 mm thic…
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: WMID-C9BDED
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy (bronze) copper-alloy Primary / Early phase Group III palstave of Middle Bronze Age dating (1500-1300 BC). The object has a single midrib visible on both faces, a slight shield shaped pattern below the stop ridge and raised flange facets. The blade of the palstave is sub-triangular in plan, with convex expanding sides, and a convex cutting edge. The cutting edge is damaged, but appears to be symmetrical. The cutting edge measures 64.2 mm in width and is 3.0 mm thick. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being before the stop r…
Created on: Tuesday 11th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 11th April 2017
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Record ID: WMID-C4624B
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy palstave with raised flange facets dating from the Middle Bronze Age (1500 BC - 1150 BC). The blade of the palstave is sub-triangular in plan with convex expanding sides and an incomplete convex cutting edge. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being before the stop ridge. The sides of the blade are convex in shape. The blade (measured from the cutting edge to the stop ridge) is 75.4 mm long and the width of cutting edge is 55.3 mm. The thickness of the blade tip is 7.0 mm. The maximum thickness of the blade is 17.4 mm (measured…
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: WMID-D15D81
Object type: NUT CRACKERS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete pair of copper alloy nut crackers, of Late Post Medieval to Early Modern dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD). The nutcrackers consist of two complete arms, joined at a single point hinge. Both arm taper gently from the hinge down towards an acorn shaped molded terminal (on one arm); a flat disc terminal on the other. In profile the arm is bent inwards slightly. The outer face is decorated by three sets of paired horizontal ribs, and its cross section is semi circular. Below this the arm is plain until the acorn molding. The inner face has multiple horizontal ridges. The n…
Created on: Monday 20th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 11th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-1BA804
Object type: NUT CRACKERS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete pair of cast copper alloy nut crackers, of Post Medieval (Late 18th Century) dating. The nut crackers consist of two identical parts hinged together at the top. The upper part is made up of two solid plates, which are sub semi-circular in section, with three flat areas decorated with foliate like decoration. The inside surface has three lines of irregularly spaced triangular nicks designed to hold the nut in place. Below this is an ornately turned area with a repeating designs of plain collars either side of a collar decorated with frequent vertical lines. The 'handles' a…
Created on: Thursday 14th March 2013
Last updated: Thursday 8th August 2013
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Record ID: WMID-B94DC2
Object type: NUT CRACKERS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy set of nut crackers, of Late Post Medieval to Early Modern dating (Late 17th Centuries AD). Approximately 50% of the nut crackers is present, consisting of one complete arm and hinge. The complete arm tapers gently from the hinge down towards a flat cyclindrial terminal. The hinge consists of two sub circular lugs, one on either side of the arm, each with a central perforation (hole). The perforation has an internal diameter of 2.6 mm. One hole is empty, the other contains part of the iron axis pin securing the two arms together. The top part of the arm …
Created on: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 7th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-7DDC6B
Object type: NUT CRACKERS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete pair of copper alloy nut crackers, of Late Post Medieval to Early Modern dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD). The nutcrackers consist of two complete arms, joined at a single point hinge. Both arm taper gently from the hinge down towards an acorn shaped molded terminal (on one arm); a flat disc terminal on the other. In profile the arm is bent inwards slightly. The outer face is decorated by three sets of paired horizontal ribs, and its cross section is semi circular. Below this the arm is plain until the acorn molding. The inner face has multiple horizontal ridges. The n…
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th December 2017
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Record ID: WMID-163D54
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy mount or strap fitting of Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1700). The mount is circular in plan, and domed in section. The front has been decorated with a series of concentric ridges. The reverse is concave and still contains soil. There are two incomplete circular sectioned attachment spikes, located opposite each other, facing in wards. It has a diameter of 18.14 mm and is 11.07 mm thick. It weighs 3.8 g. It is a mid to dark green colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Thursday 24th January 2013
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2013
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Record ID: WMID-91ECC1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete handmade copper alloy probable box or book mount, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1100 to AD 1500). The mount is made from sheet copper alloy. It is sub square with a protruding knop in plan. It has a central sub circular rivet hole, with an internal diameter of 1.8 mm. The front exhibits incised foliate decoration, with geometric shapes to either side, in particular four (4) circles. The remnants of a rivet hole are present on the bottom left hand corner. The symmetry of the design would suggest that a second rivet hole was present on the lower right hand corner as we…
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th May 2013
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Record ID: WMID-13F8C8
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy hinged mount or possible hinge, of possible Early Medieval dating (11th to 12th Centuries AD) The book fitting is sub rectangular in plan, and profile. It consists of circular hinge fitting at one side and a flat decorated panel which would have been attached to the book. The decoration consists of an interlaced openwork zoomorphic design. The decoration is similar to the fine, openwork interlace that occurs on Anglo-Scandinavian Urnes style objects, although the head is not consistent with that type. The back is plain and undecorated. A circular sectio…
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2012
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
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Record ID: WMID-8736C7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy strap fitting / mount, of probable Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1700). The mount is lozenge or diamond shaped. None of the edges are complete, all have old post depositional breaks. Two incomplete integral attachment spikes, with a square cross section are present at either end of the mount on the reverse. The front is decorated with a central pellet with square cells around it. It measures 18.6 mm in length, 12.9 mm wide and 5.3 mm thick (including spike), 2.8 mm thick (not including spike). It weighs 2.3 g. The mount is a mid brown colour, …
Created on: Wednesday 11th December 2013
Last updated: Thursday 6th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-DC4358
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy plaque, possibly from a religious pendant or mount, of probable Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD 1800). Only the figure is now present, and is in two joining fragments. The robed figure is standing, holding a probable lamb in their arms. Either a halo or a wide brimmed hat is present around the figure's head. The reverse is plain, with irregular depressions behind the head, torso and legs of the figure. It measures 72.7 mm in length, 32.5 mm wide and 3.9 mm thick. It weighs 28.9 g. The figure is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. A…
Created on: Wednesday 27th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 27th August 2014
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Record ID: WMID-042F22
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy belt mount or strap fitting of Post Medieval date, circa AD1600-1700. The belt mount is sub triangular in plan. One end is pointed, the other has a tri-lobed knop. The front face has a longitudinal centre line with three grooves to either side (six grooves in total) which appear like inverted chevrons. The reverse is slightly concave with the remains of two circular sectioned attachment spikes. The belt mount had a dark brown - dark green colour with an abraded surface patina. Length: 35.35mm. Width: 14.04mm. Thickness: 5.56mm. Weight: 2.9g. …
Created on: Saturday 6th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 8th August 2013
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Record ID: WMID-04DD62
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy domed belt mount of Post Medieval date, circa AD1500-1700. The mount is circular in plan and concave on the reverse. It has a raised central circular area with a flat circular border. The reverse has two inward facing rectangular sectioned attachment spikes which gradually taper to a point. One spike is incomplete. The belt mount has a dark green colour with an uneven patina. The surface is abraded. Diameter: 21.78mm. Thickness: 9.19mm. Weight: 4.0g.
Created on: Saturday 6th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 8th August 2013
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Record ID: WMID-C75A60
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete square piece of sheet copper alloy, of uncertain dating, but probably Medieval (AD 1200 to AD 1500). The artefact consists of a thin square sheet of copper alloy with two circular perforations, located in parallel corners on the same side. These perforations still contain the remains of copper alloy circular sectioned rivets. No decoration appears to be present on either side of the sheet of copper alloy. The diagonal edge is incomplete, the rest are complete. It measures 15.9 mm in length, 16.3 mm wide and 3.2 mm thick. The copper alloy sheet is 0.6 mm thick and t…
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 19th November 2014
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Record ID: WMID-F9F153
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete copper alloy zoomorphic mount or harness fitting of Late Post medieval dating (AD 1700 to AD 1800). The mount is irregular in shape. The front is domed, and the reverse concave. The front features a moulded design consisting of a forward facing panther, with trifoliate 'flames' projecting from either side of the mouth. The panther has trifoliate ears, pellet eyes, a triangular nose and a downturned mouth. The fur is depicted by multiple small vertical grooves all over the front. The neck terminates in a trifoliate base, which sits on a diagonal striped branch. The revers…
Created on: Tuesday 29th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-A34E12
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy, probable book or box mount, of probable Late Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1800). The mount is incomplete and in three fragments. It consists of an irregularly shaped sheet copper alloy base plate with a moulded quatrefoil frame. The frame is secured to the base plate by four circular sectioned domed rivets. Three of which remain. The frame is broken in two, with one half loose and the other still secured to the base plate. Gilt decoration is present on the base plate, beneath the frame and on the remnants of the strap to the top an…
Created on: Wednesday 8th May 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 8th May 2013
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Record ID: WMID-5FB283
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete cast lead or lead alloy lion headed, probable mount, of probable Post Medieval dating (16th to 18th Centuries AD). The mount is circular in plan and D-shaped in cross section. It consists of a Lion's Head, and surrounding mane, facing outwards. The detail of the face and mane have been lost through abrasion, but it is possible to identify the eyes, nose and mouth of the lion. The back of the mount is plain and undecorated. It has a diameter of 37.75 mm and is 13.50 mm thick. It weighs 80.0 grams. The mount is a mid to dark grey colour, with an even surface patina. Ab…
Created on: Monday 10th December 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2013
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Record ID: WMID-715452
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy asymmetrical mount, of Post Medieval dating (17th Century AD). Around 90% of the mount is present, with the lower end being incomplete. The mount is slightly curved, with a convex front and a slightly convex back. The top of the mount has a large trefoil or lis terminal, with outward curving lower leaves. Beneath this, it tapers into a triangular plate. The apex of the triangle starts to expand, probably into another trefoil or lis terminal but is in complete. On the back, two integral circular sectioned attachment lugs are present, positioned at the top…
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: WMID-926249
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete enamelled copper alloy mount, of uncertain dating but possibly 11th to 12th Century AD. Around 90% of the mount is present, with the lower attachment hole incomplete. The reverse is undecorated. The front has a recessed design set inside a circle. The design consists of a central cross with three branches extending from each cross arm. Traces of enamel are present within the recesses of the design. Red inside the cross and probably blue around the outer branches. An attachment hole is located at the top of the mount on a rectangular lug. It measures 51.4 mm in leng…
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th December 2017
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Record ID: WMID-0CE731
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy strap fitting or belt mount of Post-medieval dating (AD 1500 - AD 1700). The strap fitting is circular in shape. The underside of the mount has two circular sectioned integral incomplete hooks. These studs would pass through the strap leather and hold the fitting in place. The outer surface of the mount is heavily abraded and has a matte red/brown coloured surface with traces of a dark green patina. The mount measures 11.7 mm in length, 9.2 mm wide and is 5.9 mm. It weighs 0.7g. Strap fittings have been in use from the late Medieval to Post Medieval…
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-105B16
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy triple rose shaped mount, of Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1550 to c. AD 1700). The mount has an outer edge shaped into six convex curved petals to form a rose, with knops between each petal, some worn. Decoration on the face of the mount consists of six raised oval shapes encircling six pellets enclosing a single central pellet making two inner circles of petals around the centre. The reverse is undecorated and has three integral attachment spikes placed in a row down the centre. The spikes extend through a preserved piece of leather. It measures 34.5 m…
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-DB26F1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete copper alloy fitting or mount, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1100 to AD 1500). The outer border of the object is comprised of two pieces, with a thin circular plate soldered onto a circular base. The centre of the object has an openwork design which takes the form of five circles, each with central ring and dot motifs, arranged into a cross. This is formed from yet another separate piece of metal and has been soldered into place. Two of the five circles have a central circular perforation, with an internal diameter of 1.8 mm. One of these two circles has been decorated…
Created on: Monday 24th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th April 2017
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Record ID: WMID-74D839
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy strap fitting or belt mount, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1700). The mount is assymmetrical in shape and rectangular in cross section. The front consists of a sub lozenge shape, terminating in trilobate rounded knops at both top and bottom. A lis terminal extends from the the base. The front has been decorated with a stylised floral design, including a heraldic rose at the centre. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Two incomplete integrally cast attachment spikes, both with circular sections are present on the reverse of the mount, one towards th…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: WMID-451457
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete gilded copper alloy bar mount or binding strip, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1500). Between 25 to 50% of the bar mount is present, but both ends are incomplete. The bar mount is sub rectangular in shape. The reverse of the mount is slightly concave with a depression down the length of the mount. The front has been decorated with three raised squares. Each square has decorated with cross hatching. Between each square is a rectangular section with bevelled edges. Traces of gilding survive within the recesses and lower areas. One end of the mount terminates in a broke…
Created on: Tuesday 9th July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 9th July 2019
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Record ID: WMID-20E7F7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Eagle mount or figurine, of probable Post Medieval or later dating, AD 1700 to AD 1900. Around 50% of the eagle is present, as one wing is missing. The base is incomplete. The eagle is stood, with wings outstretched and head bent over to the right hand side. Legs are positioned together. The surviving wing is almost triangular in shape, the wing tip is missing. The feet are stood on a circular collared base, with a circular attachment scar underneath. The reverse of the eagle is similar to the front. It measures 68.4 mm tall, 44.8 mm wide and 11.4 mm thick…
Created on: Tuesday 25th June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 25th June 2019
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Record ID: WMID-9DF4EA
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete lead star of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1550). The star has six curving rays, with a raised rib in the centre. Raised pellets are positioned along the edge of each ray. No attachment points are present on the reverse. It measures 15.7 mm in length, 16.6 mm wide and 3.2 mm thick. It weighs 2.9 g. Two similar lead stars have been recorded from the same field, FAKL-356B49. Stars of this type were attached, as decoration, to the ceilings of buildings (Egan, 2005, 69-71). The lack of attachment points or holes suggests that they were simply stuck onto w…
Created on: Monday 1st July 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st July 2019
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Record ID: WMID-448800
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast silver mount dating to the early medieval period. It is tongue-shaped, with a flat top, curved base and straight sides. The front is decorated in the Winchester Style with a pair of creatures (possibly birds or wyverns) at both top and bottom, their heads turned over their backs with a long tail that curls into the centre, where it meets a feline mask. The back is concave with a rectangular lug at the top. Two rivets are present at the base, one iron and the other silver. The top edge appears to be complete.
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th September 2019
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Record ID: WMID-825DD3
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete struck / hammered lead alloy, probable commemorative object or medal, of Post Medieval to Modern dating (AD 1700 to AD 1900). Approximately 25% of the object is present. The object is irregular in shape. One side exhibits a head facing left. The reverse probably exhibits a crown but it is unclear. It measures 17.66 mm in length, 21.21 mm wide and 2.04 mm thick. It weighs 2.0 g. The object is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Friday 12th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 30th May 2019
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Record ID: WMID-6892A3
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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A complete worked / knapped flint flake / tertiary debitage, of probable Neolithic dating (c. 3500 BC to c. 2100 BC). The flake is sub oval in plan, and lentoid in cross section. The ventral (upper) surface exhibits one longituditional flake scar and several diagonal ones. Evidence of controlled flaking is present along a couple of the edges, indicating retouch. The dorsal (lower) surface is smooth, and exhibits a bulb of percussion and conchoidal ripples. The flake measures 44.85 mm in length, 23.30 mm wide and 5.33 mm thick. It weighs 4.6 g. The flake is a mid brown colour. No…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2013
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Record ID: WMID-78B662
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete knapped or flaked flint leaf shaped arrowhead, of Neolithic dating (c. 3500 BC to c. 2500 BC). The arrowhead is approximately 90% complete, missing the pointed tip. The arrowhead is leaf shaped in plan, and would have consisted of a pointed oval shape with a semi circular base. It has been made from a piece of tertiary debitage as no cortex (outer rind) is present on either the dorsal (upper) or ventral (lower) faces. Both faces exhibit a large amount of controlled flaking, with retouch present along the edges. It measures 29.9 mm in length, 18.9 mm wide and 3.3 mm
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 29th January 2014
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Record ID: WMID-745247
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete knapped or flaked flint leaf shaped arrowhead, of Neolithic dating (c. 3500 BC to c. 2500 BC). The arrowhead is approximately 95% complete, missing a small semi circular flake from one side. The arrowhead is leaf shaped in plan, consisting of a pointed oval shape with a semi circular base. It has been made from a piece of secondary debitage as a small amount of cortex (outer rind) is still present on dorsal (upper) face. Both dorsal and ventral (lower) face exhibit a large amount of controlled flaking, with retouch present along the edges. It measures 36.51 mm in l…
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
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Record ID: WMID-46E526
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete knapped or flaked flint leaf shaped arrowhead, of Neolithic dating (c. 3500 BC to c. 2500 BC). The arrowhead is approximately 95% complete, missing a small fragment from the bottom. The arrowhead is leaf shaped in plan, consisting of a pointed oval shape.. It has been made from a piece of tertiary debitage as no cortex (outer rind) is visible on either the dorsal (upper) and ventral (lower) faces. Both dorsal and ventral face exhibit controlled flaking. The ventral face just has the retouch along the edge, whereas on the dorsal face, it covers the surface. The retouch ca…
Created on: Tuesday 9th July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 9th July 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-E3C15D
Object type: LACE TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy lace chape or tag, of medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1500). The chape is made from a single piece of rectangular sectioned metal which has been rolled to form a tapering tube with a butted seam, open at both ends. The lower end is incomplete. The chape is undecorated and no attachment holes are present. The chape is 73.8 mm long, 8.1 mm in diameter at the top tapering to 5.6 mm at the base, 0.8 mm thick and weighs 8.0 g. The chape is a mid green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has r…
Created on: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-256E25
Object type: LACE TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy lace tag or aiglet, of Post Medieval to Modern dating (AD 1600 to AD 1800). The tag consists of a conical tube, open at the wider end and a collared ball head terminal at the other. A hole, with an internal diameter of 1.8 mm has been drilled through opposed sites. A longitudinal crack in the sheet metal, resembles a seam, and runs alongside one of the holes. Remains of organic material are present inside the aiglet. It measures 23.1 mm in length, 7.5 mm diameter (top) and 6.10 mm (bottom). The metal is 0.6 mm thick. It weighs 2.1 g. The tag is a dark g
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 30th June 2015
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Record ID: WMID-08D534
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy zoomorphic knife end cap, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1600). The cap takes the form of a stylised animal head, probably a dog.. It is sub-oval in crosssection. The terminal consists of an elongated head with an up-turned snout. The mouth is indicated by incised grooves and the eyes are represented by small circular punch marks. Ears are marked on either side as small circular depressions. The top of the head is grooved. There is a diagonal groove on both faces that extend from the back of the head at the top to the front under the chin. At the bas…
Created on: Thursday 5th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 3rd February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-037E3B
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy end cap from a scale tang knife, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (13th to 17th Centuries AD). The end cap consists of a debased fleur de lys or lis design. The lower end of the end cap has a slot, currently containing the remains of the scale tang from the original knife. The end cap is a dark brown colour, with an uneven surface patina. A loss of surface detail has resulted from damage caused by movement whilst within the plough soil. The end cap measures 16.5 mm in length, 14.7 mm wide and 7.9 mm thick. It weighs 7.4 grams. Scale tang knives w…
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th December 2014
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Record ID: WMID-B0502C
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy zoomorphic knife end cap, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1600). The cap takes the form of a stylised animal head, probably a dog.. It is sub-oval in cross section. The terminal consists of an elongated head with an up-turned snout. The mouth is indicated by incised grooves and the eyes are represented by small circular punch marks. Ears are marked on either side as small circular depressions. The top of the head is grooved. There is a diagonal groove on both faces that extend from the back of the head at the top to the front under the chin. At the ba…
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-7502AE
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy knife end cap or stop, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1600). The end cap takes the shape of two outward facing opposing animal heads, probably dogs. Both heads have rounded, beak-like snouts and open mouths. The eyes are formed of small circular recesses set in a raised brow. Between the heads on both sides and at the top is a deep V shaped longitudinal groove. The base of the necks is thickened and decorated on each side with a groove. The base has an oval cross section and still retains part of the original iron tang. It measures 16.9 mm in leng…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: WMID-C605A6
Object type: KEY (WINDING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy clock key of Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD). Approximately 75% of the key is present, consisting of the handle / loop and part of the stem. The bit is missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The key has a double loop handle, the upper, smaller, loop being for suspension. The stem has a circular section and a double collar. The shank is hollow. The handle is decorated with simple engraved shapes. The key measures 54.5 mm in length, 25.1 mm wide and 8.0 mm thick. It weighs 13.4 g. The key is a mid to dark green colour, with an ev…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st February 2017
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Record ID: WAW-F9B4A7
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 (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-633032
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). Around 50% of the key is present. It is irregular in shape and cross section. The bow is incomplete. The bow was probably original sub circular or lozenge in shape. The shank is attached to the bow at the mid point of the right hand side. The shank consists of an hollow rod, rectangular in plan and sub rectangular in cross section. The bit is sub rectangular in plan and cross section. The clefts consist of horizontal square grooves cut along the length of the bit. The key measures 25.2 mm
Created on: Friday 16th May 2014
Last updated: Friday 16th May 2014
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Record ID: WMID-40B320
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy rotary key, of Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD 1700). The handle /bow is a 'D' shape in plan with two spurs on the internal vertical edge. The stem protrudes from the mid point of the vertical edge of the bow. The stem has a moulded collar which is decorated with transverse grooves. The stem, after the collar, is narrowed and solid. The bit is an off-set vertical rectangle in plan. No clefts have been cut into the bit. The key measures 31.83 mm in length, 15.16 mm wide and 4.03 mm thick. It weighs 2.8 g. The key is a mid brown colour, with an ev…
Created on: Thursday 26th September 2013
Last updated: Thursday 26th September 2013
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Record ID: WMID-018465
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy rotary key, of Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD 1700). The handle /bow is a 'D' shape with two spurs on the internal vertical edge. The stem protrudes from the mid point of the vertical edge of the bow. The stem has a moulded collar which is decorated with transverse grooves. The stem, after the collar, is narrowed and solid. The bit is an off-set vertical rectangle in plan. No clefts have been cut into the bit. The key measures 32.6 mm in length, 14.4 mm wide and 4.9 mm thick. It weighs 3.2 g. The key is a mid brown colour, with an uneven sur…
Created on: Monday 23rd March 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd March 2015
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Record ID: WMID-764CD3
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). The key is irregular in plan and cross section. The key can be described in several sections: The bow or handle, shank and bit. The bow is sub circular in shape. It has a rectangular cross section. It is 10.86 mm tall and 11.80 mm wide. The shank is attached to the bow at the mid point of the right hand side. A faint rectangular moulding or collar is present at the junction between shank and bow. The shank consists of an rod, rectangular in plan and sub rectangular in cross section. It is 2…
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2013
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Record ID: WMID-C67976
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). Around 50% of the key is present, consisting of the shank and the bit. The bow or handle is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The bow or handle, shank and bit. A double circular collar is present at the end of the shank, this would originally have been attached to the bow. The shank consists of an hollow rod, rectangular in plan and circular in section. The bit is sub rectangular in plan and cross section. The clefts consist of a cross shaped slot on the right hand end, with a rectangu…
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 19th November 2014
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Record ID: WMID-21F9DC
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). The key is irregular in plan and cross section. The key can be described in several sections: The bow or handle, shank and bit. The bow is sub circular in shape, with bevelled edges, creating an almost triangular cross section. The edges have been decorated with engraved horizontal cuts. The internal diameter of the bow is 7.7 mm. The shank is attached to the bow at the mid point of the right hand side, with a partial collar to the top and bottom of the shank. The shank is made from a cylindr…
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: WMID-E2F697
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). Around 25% of the key is present, consisting of the bow or handle. The shank and bit are missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The bow is sub lentoid (diamond) in shape, with a circular collar projection located at the central point on the outside edge. Four circular perforations (holes) are present in the bow, positioned irregularly. Internal diameter of the holes is 5.2 mm. It has a rectangular cross section. A break is present where the bow would have attached to the shank. The key measures 34.…
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-E370F7
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). Around 50% of the key is present, consisting of most of the shank and bit. The bow or handle is missing. The shank consists of an hollow cylindrial rod. Two collars either side of a swelling at present, where the shank would attached to the handle. The top of the shank has been decorated with a row of small diagonal lines. At the other end, the shank extends into the bit, which is almost rectangular. The clefts consist of two from the end, the upper one being longer than the lower and one from the…
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2019
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Record ID: WMID-C314EA
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). The key is irregular in plan and cross section. The key can be described in several sections: The bow or handle, shank and bit. The bow is sub circular in shape. Two sub triangular ridged knops are present on the exterior of the bow, almost resembling wings. The internal diameter of the bow is 12.5 mm. It has a rectangular cross section. The shank is attached to the bow at the mid point of the right hand side. The shank consists of an hollow rod, rectangular in plan and circular in section. Small di…
Created on: Monday 1st June 2015
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2019
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Record ID: WMID-A85CAA
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy key (locking) of Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). The shank, bit and bow are all present. The shank is hollow, with a circular cross section. The shank is 58.3 mm long with an external diameter of 8.4 mm, and an internal one of 5.2 mm. A ridge is present at the junction between the bow and the shank and it is 5.6 mm wide. The bow is lozenge in shape, with a cross shaped perforation located centrally. The bow measures 33.9 mm in length and 26.9 mm wide. Rectangular perforations are present at the angles. An open circular collar is present at the back of …
Created on: Monday 7th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2019
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Record ID: WMID-A7FE21
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy key (locking) of Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). Only the bit and part of the shank are present. The rest of the shank and the loop (handle) are missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The shank has a sub circular cross section and is hollow. The bit is sub rectangular in shape.. It has three vertical clefts, with a horizontal cleft across the back, creating a 'claw' like shape. The incomplete key measures 36.6 mm in length, 24.7 mm wide and 10.6 mm thick. It weighs 26.6 g. The incomplete key is a mid green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion…
Created on: Monday 7th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2019
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Record ID: WMID-643E11
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval date (AD 1150 to AD 1400). The key can be described in several sections: The bow or handle, stem and bit. The bow is flat and lozengiform, with a tubular projection (perhaps a suspension loop) at one corner, on the outside edge. Four circular perforations (holes) are present in the bow, positioned irregularly. Internal diameter of the holes is 5.7 mm. The stem is attached to the bow at another corner. A worn rectangular triple moulding or collar is present at the junction between stem and bow. The stem is circular in cross-sect…
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th June 2019
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Record ID: WMID-EB92F5
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). The key can be described in several sections: the bow or handle, stem, and bit. The bow is incomplete, and the surviving part is notably flimsy. The sides appear straight, so it may have been lozengiform originally. A rectangular collar is present at the junction between the bow and the stem; the stem consists of a partially hollow rod, sub-square in cross-section. The bit is sub-rectangular. There is a deep central ward-cut splitting the bit into two. A second short vertical cleft is present in …
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 19th June 2019
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Record ID: WMID-55F3C4
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). The key can be described in several sections: The bow or handle, stem and bit. The bow is a flat lozenge, with four circular perforations , positioned roughly one near each corner. The internal diameter of the holes is 4.2 mm. The outer corner has a tubular suspension loop. The stem is attached to the bow at the opposite corner; a faint moulding or collar, probably originally consisting of a wider central moulding flanked by a narrower moulding on either side, is present at the junction between stem…
Created on: Tuesday 16th July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 19th June 2019
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Record ID: WMID-033700
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy key of Medieval date, circa AD1100-1500. The bow is lozenge-shaped with circular knop at the top and bottom. The end of the bow has the remains of a tubular suspension loop. The stem is hollow. The bit is sub rectangular. perhaps incomplete, with a rectangular and a circular hole, as well as two further rectangular clefts. The key is mid green with an even patina. The surface is slightly abraded. Length: 89.23mm. Width: 26.80mm. Thickness: 8.91mm. Weight: 38.7g.
Created on: Saturday 6th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 19th June 2019
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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-32D45C
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (AD 1150 to AD 1400). The key is irregular in plan and cross section. The key can be described in several sections: The bow or handle, shank and bit. The bow is sub lozenge in shape, with a circular collar projection located at the central point on the outside edge. The collar projection has a central upright. The shank is attached to the bow at the mid point of the right hand side with a wide collar either side of a swollen section. The shank consists of an hollow rod, rectangular in plan and circular in section. Th…
Created on: Monday 8th July 2019
Last updated: Monday 12th August 2019
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Record ID: WMID-E806A1
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-512884
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy rotary key of probable Medieval dating (1150 to 1400 AD). The key is irregular in plan and cross section. The key can be described in several sections: The bow or handle, shank and bit. The bow is sub circular in shape, with two sub rectangular projections located at the central point on the outside edge. An openwork cross is present in the centre of the bow, with a circular perforation located in each quarter of the cross. Rectangular knops extend outwards from the bow, above the top and bottom of the cross and by each angle. It has a rectangular cross sec…
Created on: Tuesday 27th August 2019
Last updated: Monday 9th September 2019
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Record ID: WMID-62A07D
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy jews harp (or jaws harp), of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1700 AD). In plan, the jews harp consists of a sub circular head, and two tapering arms, both with the characteristic lozenge cross section. The arms are complete, but slightly bent. The rabbet is located at the apex of the head, still containing the remnants of the iron tongue. The jews harp is dark brown in colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the ploughsoil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. T…
Created on: Friday 16th May 2014
Last updated: Friday 16th May 2014
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Record ID: WMID-7C31E5
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy jews (or jaws) harp, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1700 AD). Approximately 50% of the jews harp is present, with both arms incomplete. In plan, the jews harp consists of a sub circular head, and two tapering arms, both with the characteristic lozenge cross section. The rabbet is located at the apex of the head, still containing the remnants of the iron tongue. The jews harp measures 48.3 mm in length, 29.4 mm wide at the head and 8.2 mm thick. It weighs 19.8 g. The jews harp is a dark brown colour, with an even surface pat…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 7th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-473D61
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy jews (or jaws) harp, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1700 AD). Approximately 75% of the jews harp is present, with one arm incomplete. In plan, the jews harp consists of a sub circular head, and two tapering arms, both with the characteristic lozenge cross section. The rabbet is located at the apex of the head, still containing the remnants of the iron tongue. The jews harp measures 50.95 mm in length, 22.44 mm wide at the head and 6.53 mm thick. It weighs 9.7 grams. The jews harp is a dark brown colour, with an even surface pa…
Created on: Wednesday 21st August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 21st August 2013
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Record ID: WMID-CBFB7F
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy jews harp (or jaws harp), of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1700). In plan, the jews harp consists of a sub circular head, and two tapering arms, both with the characteristic lozenge cross section. The arms are complete. The rabbet is located at the apex of the head.The iron tongue is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. Filemarks are present on the arms and the head. The jews harp measures 59.8 mm in length, 27.2 mm wide at the head and 6.3 mm thick. It weighs 18.2 grams. The jews harp is mid to dark green in colour, with an …
Created on: Monday 20th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 20th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-F8D0D6
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy jews harp (or jaws harp), of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (c. 1400 to c. 1700 AD). In plan, the jews harp consists of a sub circular head, and two tapering arms, both with the characteristic lozenge cross section. The arms are complete. The rabbet is located at the apex of the head, still containing the remnants of the iron tongue. The jews harp is mid to dark green in colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the ploughsoil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. The jews harp…
Created on: Tuesday 29th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-3A1054
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck/hammered copper alloy jetton of the 'Venus' penny stock jetton type, issued in the Low Countries between c. AD 1490s and AD 1550s (Mitchiner, 1988, 264-275). The jetton is heavily worn. The obverse depicts the Austro-Burgundian Shield (AD 1482 to AD 1550). The obverse inscription starts with a Crown as the initial mark, followed by a fictitious legend. The reverse depicts a standing woman, facing with long, flowing hair tied by a how and wearing only a drape. The reverse inscription starts with a Crown as a reverse mark, followed by a fictitious legend. The jett…
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2013
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2013
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Record ID: WMID-EC76D0
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck / hammered copper alloy Jetton, of uncertain issuer, but probably of Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1500). The jetton is circular in plan and heavily worn. The obverse is unclear, with a probable fictitious legend around the outside of the central circule. The reverse has a straight double stranded cross fleuretty, within an arched tressure. Letters are present at the apexes of the tressures, but only 'M' can be read. The jetton has a diameter of 26.39 mm and is 1.79 mm thick. It weighs 6.7 g. The jetton is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. It…
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2013
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Record ID: WMID-183563
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete struck / hammered copper alloy jetton, of probable Medieval dating (c. AD 1280 to c. AD 1343). Obverse depicts a barbed rose with five petals and a fictitious repeating legend of ROS RA with saltire stops between each word. The reverse bears no inscription, but comprises a border of pellets. The reverse depicts a central rose within a lozenge tressure. Alternating annulet and pellets are present, positioned along the exterior lines of the lozenge. A smaller rectangular perforation has been cut at the centre of the jetton. It measures 2.3 mm in length and is 1.5 mm wide. …
Created on: Wednesday 18th December 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 18th December 2013
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Record ID: WAW-0CC532
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A struck/hammered copper alloy jetton of early Post Medieval dating. The jetton consists of a Nuremberg jetton, of the 'French Shield' type, consistent with dating to c.1500 to 1525. The obverse depicts the shield of France charged with 'three fleur de lys', surmounted by a crown that interrupts the margin. There are small ornaments either side of the shield. The reverse depicts the Imperial Orb surmounted by a cross, within an ornamental tressure with three main arches. The legends on both the obverse and the reverse are fictitious and there is no initial mark. The die axi…
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
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Record ID: WMID-55FD25
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete struck / hammered copper alloy jetton of the 'French shield' type, of Early Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1500 to AD 1525). Shield of France obverse type depicting a shield charged with three fleur de lys/lis. Imperial orb reverse type depiciting an orb surmounted by a cross within an ornamental tressure. Mitchiner nos 1070-1092, pages 355-358. Diameter: 24.96 mm Thickness: 0.64 mm Weight: 1.0 g
Created on: Wednesday 9th October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 7th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-566A38
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete struck / hammered copper alloy jetton, of Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1650). Obverse type is uncertain but depicts three crowns alternative with three lys. Reverse type is uncertain but depicts an imperial orb within an arched tressure. Probably minted in Nuremberg. Jetton has been pierced at 5 o'clock on the reverse. Diameter: 21.66 mm Thickness: 0.62 mm Weight: 0.7 g
Created on: Wednesday 9th October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 7th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-568EB7
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete struck / hammered copper alloy jetton, of Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1650). Obverse type is uncertain but depicts three crowns alternative with three lys. Reverse type is uncertain but depicts an imperial orb within an arched tressure. Probably minted in Nuremberg. Jetton has been pierced from the reverse. Diameter: 20.50 mm Thickness: 0.83 mm Weight: 0.5 g
Created on: Wednesday 9th October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 7th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-563E15
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck / hammered copper alloy jetton of Wolf Lauffer II (AD 1612 to AD 1651), dating to the period AD 1612 to AD 1651. WOLF LAVFER IN NVRNBERG obverse type depicting an imperial orb within an arched tressure. RECHA PFENIG MACHER IN reverse type depicting three crowns alternatively with three lis arranged around a central crown. Rose initial and reverse mark. Struck in Nuremberg. Mitchiner No 1719, page 485. Diameter: 20.67 mm Thickness: 0.83 mm Weight: 0.8 g
Created on: Wednesday 9th October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 7th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-9C9699
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy jetton, imitating the 'Field of France' type attributed to Charles V of France, struck at Nuremberg, during the 15th and 16th centuries AD. The obverse depicts a field bearing 9 lis, with some tracery. Legend unclear. The reverse depicts a triple stranded cross fleuretty. The legend consists of four Ms. C.f. Mitchiner 1988, p173, no 435 and Barnard, 1924. The types of certain early Nuremberg reckoning pennies used in England, NC. 261-309, no 36. Diameter: 27.5 mm Thickness: 1.2 mm Weight: 4.0 g.
Created on: Friday 6th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 6th March 2015
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Record ID: WMID-BCF650
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete struck / hammered copper alloy Jetton of Charles VI of France, from the Royal Jetton issue, struck in Tournai between AD 1385 and AD 1422. The obverse depicts a trifoliate crown, with fleur de lys ornaments and a pelleted border. The obverse inscription reads AVE MARIA RACIA PN[ ]. The reverse depicts a triple stranded cross fleuretty within an arched tressure. Fleur de lys project inwards. The Reverse inscription is hard to read but probably consists of EEEE. It has an initial mark of a Cross pattee. The jetton has a diameter of 27.64 mm and is 1.50 mm thick. It wei…
Created on: Monday 15th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
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Record ID: WMID-888A86
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck/hammered copper alloy jetton of Charles V of France (AD 1364 to AD 1380) or possibly Charles VI of France (1380-1422), struck as one of the last of the Shield of France Ancient jettons, during the early AD 1380s. The jetton consists of a Shield of France Ancient jetton, issued throughout the 15th Century. The obverse consists of a Shield of France Ancient bearing 3 complete Lys or Lis, and the lower half of a fourth, surmounted by a cournelle. The obverse inscription is unclear. The reverse probably depicts a triple stranded cross fleuretty in a tressure. The rev…
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2012
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Record ID: WMID-2DC83B
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete struck / hammered copper alloy Jetton, of uncertain issuer, but probably of Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1500). The jetton is circular in plan and heavily worn. The obverse is unclear, with a shield design bearing at least three complete fleur de lys. The reverse probably has straight double stranded cross fleuretty, within an arched tressure. The jetton has a diameter of 27.5 mm and is 2.0 mm thick. It weighs 3.4 g. The jetton is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. It is probable that this Jetton is one of the series issued at Tournai during …
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: WMID-2D29FA
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy jetton, probably of Hans Kravwinkel II (AD 1586 to AD 1635), probably dating to the period AD 1586 to AD 1635. Probably GOTT ALEIN DIE EERE SEI reverse type, depicting an imperial orb within an arched tressure. Probably Mitchiner, 1988: no. 1524. Diameter: 21.2 mm Thickness: 0.8 mm Weight: 1.1 g
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: WMID-C36B61
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: One and a half silver 'cigar' shaped ingots, of Early Medieval dating (c. 800 AD to c. 1000 AD). The complete ingot is sub rectangular in plan (cigar), with a triangular section. The upper surface is smooth, whereas the lower sides are pitted, as a result from casting in an open mould of sand or stone. The incomplete ingot is of a similar sub rectangular shape, but it exhibits an old predepositional break across the width of the ingot. Like the complete ingot, the upper surface is smooth, and the lower surfaces are pitted. Dimensions: The complete ingot measures …
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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Record ID: WMID-08D8D5
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead alloy rectangular ingot, of probable Roman to Medieval dating (AD 43 to AD 1600). The ingot is rectangular in plan and trapezoidal in section. It has bevelled sides. It measures 49.29 mm in length, 20.49 mm wide and 11.11 mm thick. it weighs 90.6 grams (3.20 ounces). The ingot is a mid to dark grey colour, with an even surface patina. The base exhibits minor damage, probably from being struck by small stones and pebbles whilst within the plough soil. Ingots of different sizes have been recorded on the PAS database, including LANCUM-637434 with a le…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2012
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2012
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Record ID: WMID-178DFC
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy hooked tag, of Early Medieval dating (Late 8th to 9th Centuries AD). Approximately 90% of the hooked tag is present, with the hook being incomplete. The plate is circular shaped, with two circular sewing holes present. The bottom point of the inverted drop-shaped plate tapers into an incomplete backward-facing hook. No decoration appears to be present. The hooked tag measures 16.8 mm in length and 9.3 mm wide. Artefact was photographed and recorded through a cardboard presentation wallet. Thickness and weight were not taken. The hooked tag is a mid …
Created on: Monday 30th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 30th June 2014
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Record ID: WMID-2C5BE1
Object type: HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy hook and loop fastener of Post Medieval to Modern dating (AD 1800 to AD 1900). The hook is S shaped, with one open loop and one closed. Traces of stamped lettering are inside, probably reading [PATENT]. The hook measures 20.6 mm in length, 11.1 mm wide and 11.1 mm thick. It weighs 6.5 g. The hook is a mid to light green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the ploughsoil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. A similar find has been recorded on the PAS database as NLM-2D29E5.
Created on: Wednesday 24th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 24th September 2014
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Record ID: WMID-399670
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A total of 91 items were recorded of which 86 are early Medieval and, with three possible exceptions, probably relate to the hoard. The finds recorded consist of 38.85g of gold and 100.90g of silver, including the 79.13g cheek piece, 5004 . It must be recognised that these figures include both earth and garnets and will be reduced by cleaning and that the descriptions of the metal alloys are based only on visual examination, not analysis. The finds include a block of earth which appears to contain gold, 5091. The preliminary x radiographs suggest that this contains a single, folded, s…
Created on: Monday 26th November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Staffordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-FD08D9
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
From the Treasure Report, Dr Julia Farley, British Museum: The hoard consists of three complete neck torcs and one bracelet. Torc 4 was initially found incomplete but the second half was found at a latter date and has been included below. 1. Complete gold torc with thistle-shaped terminals A gold torc with solid circular-section neck ring, expanding towards the terminals. The terminals are made in one piece with the neck ring, and are thistle-shaped. Each consists of a small 'bead', narrowing to a thinner waist, then flaring out to a wider trumpet-shaped terminal. There are t…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leekfrith', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-0C8CCE
Object type: HINGE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy decorative hinge element from either a box/casket or a book, of Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1500 - c. AD 1700). The hinge section is roughly rectangular with three rectangular protrusions, which would have created the hinge junction. Beneath these protrusions is a squared piece of sheet metal, with rounded corners. Two holes are present in it, currently with two circular round rivets still in situ. It measures 14.9 mm in length, 26.9 mm wide and 3.7 mm thick. It weighs 4.3 g. The hinge is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. Similar …
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: WAW-0CC902
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A cast copper alloy harness pendant and hanger of Medieval date (13th to 14th Centuries AD). The harness pendant consists of a broadly square shaped design, with two indentations in each side, forming an eight pronged design. A blue enamelled floral design, with eight petals is present in the centre of the design. The rest of the designs consists of four diagonally projecting leaves, one in each corner and four plain projecting bars, one in the centre of each side. Traces of gold gilding are present on the lower relief parts of the design. The top projecting bar extends up …
Created on: Tuesday 22nd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd June 2010
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Record ID: WMID-4B6291
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy heraldic harness pendant of Medieval dating (14th Century AD). Approximately 75% of the pendant is present, missing one corner and most of the edges. It is of the 'heater' shield shape (a flat top, with sides that curve steeply to a point). The upper edge has an integrally cast suspension loop, which is sub oval in plan and set at right angles (ninety degrees) to the pendant. It is angled forwards, with an circular pierced loop (internal diameter 3.2 mm). No enamel remains on the harness pendant, and it is not possible to determine the original design. …
Created on: Thursday 14th November 2013
Last updated: Thursday 14th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-83AFE5
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete enamelled copper-alloy heraldic horse-harness pendant of Medieval date (14th century AD). The pendant is of the 'heater'-shaped shield type (a flat top, with sides that curve steeply to a point). The upper edge has an integrally cast suspension loop, which is set at right angles to the pendant. It is angled forwards, with an oval pierced loop. Remnants of an iron axis bar are still present inside the suspension loop. The front of the pendant features moulded heraldic decoration in the form of a horizontal stripe (fess), with two six-pointed stars above and a shell bel…
Created on: Wednesday 11th December 2013
Last updated: Thursday 27th March 2014
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Record ID: WAW-332086
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast circular copper alloy heraldic horse harness pendant, of Medieval dating (13th to 15th Centuries AD). The pendant is sub oval in plan, and irregular in cross section. Originally it was probably of an circular shape (although it could have been shield shaped), with an integrally cast suspension loop at the top of the pendant. The loop is incomplete, having been broken across the shank. The front appears to have traces of a red (gules) enamel, set within a square background. The square possibly contains a beast walking left on all fours (passant). The back is pl…
Created on: Tuesday 4th January 2011
Last updated: Thursday 6th January 2011
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Record ID: WAW-751D86
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy harness pendant and hanger of Medieval date (13th to 14th Centuries AD). The harness pendant consists of an abraded convex oval design, with central piercing. No traces of enamel are present on the surface of the pendant. From examination of the surface, it is possible that the external surface was divided up into six equal sections, with a horizontal divison between top and bottom sections. The pendant measures 38.39mm in length, 25.60mm width and 6.46mm thick. The metal is 0.70mm thick. It weighs 3.8 grams. The hanger consists of a partially complete sub…
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 29th September 2017
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Record ID: WMID-26E246
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy horse harness pendant, of Medieval dating (c. 14th Century AD). The pendant is zoomorphically shaped to resemble the form of a two-headed bird in an upright posture. The bird's form is comprised of two outward facing heads, with an emphasis on identical foreheads and hooked beaks, a rectangular strip torso which tapers into a scalloped tail end and a long and thin sub-triangular wing to each side of the torso. No traces of decorative detailing are present on the front of the pendant. The reverse of the pendant is completely unadorned. Its suspension loop is …
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 30th June 2015
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Record ID: WMID-5089AA
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete enamelled copper alloy lozengiform heraldic horse harness pendant, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400). The harness pendant is lozengiform in shape (diamond), with a suspension loop set at 90 degree to the body of the pendant. The suspension loop has an sub circular perforation or hole, with an internal diameter of 1.4 mm. The heraldic device on the front of the pendant is hard to determine but a gilded diagonal line or bend Or is present. The reverse is undecorated. It measures 37.7 mm in length, 27.1 mm wide and 6.2 mm thick. It weighs 6.3 g. The harness p…
Created on: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-0CB7C1
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy enamelled heraldic horse harness pendant, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400). The harness pendant is an elaborate quatrefoil shape. The front has been enamelled, although most of the enamel is now missing. Traces of red enamel survive along with a blue square, with a four legged animal in the centre. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The suspension loop has been set at right angles to the pendant. The remnants of the iron suspension bar is still present within the hole of the suspension loop. The pendant measures 31.48 mm in length, a maximum …
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2012
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2012
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Record ID: WMID-E3BD89
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete harness pendant and hanger, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400). The harness pendant is complete, but the hanger is incomplete. The pendant is square with an integral attachment loop projecting centrally from one edge. The front of the pendant is decorated with a raised cross patonce within a fluted border. At the centre of the cross is a raised knop whose shank projects from the centre of the reverse. The cross is a separate element that has been attached to the centre of the base square with fluted border. The hanger has a double lug, extending at the base, t…
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 22nd September 2017
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Record ID: WMID-2306EE
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete enameled heraldic horse harness pendant, of Medieval dating (c. Ad 1250 to c. AD 1450). Around 95% of the harness pendant is present. The suspension loop is missing, along with some of the enamelled decoration. The pendant is of the 'heater'-shaped shield type (a flat top, with sides that curve steeply to a point). The upper edge would originally had the suspension loop, only the shank is now present. The front of the pendant features moulded heraldic decoration. This decoration consists of a red diagonal strip, running from top left to bottom right. Three eagle…
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th May 2017
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Record ID: WMID-E61573
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete enamelled copper-alloy heraldic harness fitting of Medieval date (AD 1200 to AD 1400). The harness fitting is shield-shaped (triangular with straight top and lower sides curving to an apex). The front has been enamelled with an heraldic design. Three vertical red stripes (or 'pallets') are present; these alternate with three other stripes which have lost their enamel. A rectangle is present in the top left hand corner, embellished with what are probably ermine spots. In heraldic terms, it can be described as Paly of 6 Or (or Argent) and Gules, a Canton Ermine. The …
Created on: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
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