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Record ID: WMID-37C7D8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A bodysherd of a handmade ceramic vessel. The sherd is 11.8 mm thick and weighs 8.1 g. It is 25.8 mm long and 27.5 mm wide. The sherd consists of a bodysherd, with a sparse fossil shell and grog and occassional quartz inclusions fabric, probably Middle to Late Iron Age (500 BC to 100 AD) in dating. The basesherd probably comes from a large storage jar type vessel. Sherd specific details: Fabric type: Sparse fossil shell and grog, occasional quartz inclusions Sherd type: bodysherd Wall thickness: 11.8 mm Firing condition: oxidised exterior, unoxidised core, unoxidised inter…
Created on: Monday 13th July 2015
Last updated: Friday 18th September 2015
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Record ID: WMID-C2969E
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold cylindrical artefact with filigree decoration. The artefact is hollow (now filled with soil) and comprises a rectangular gold sheet rolled into a circular shape. Two 'bars' of twisted gold wire run across one open edge of the artefact, forming three 'slots' between them. Each bar is made from four fine gold wires, twisted in an SZSZ format. The outer face has been decorated extensively with gold beaded wire, forming three horizontal bands of decoration. The upper band comprises nine rows of twisted gold wire, in an SSSZSSZSS format. The central band comprises a r…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-A4D7E1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy strap end, of Early Medieval dating (c. AD 900 to c. AD 1100). The strap end is of a long, narrow tongue shape. It has a series of holes and bands running down its length, giving an openwork pattern probably representing a plant design, now quite debased. There is a thicker, sturdy band forming a frame around the outer edge of the strap end, which has raised bumps on both faces at intervals along its length. At the attachment end is a single rectangular plate projecting from the strap end. It is the spacer from between a front and back plate, both of wh…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2012
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
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Record ID: WMID-184456
Object type: STEELYARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy steelyard (scale with beam arms of unequal length), of Roman dating (1st to 2nd Century AD). The steelyard consists of a lozenge sectioned arm with notched calibrations. The calibrations are hard to identify, but there should be two sets, one on the top of the arm and one at the bottom, each set at regular but different spacing. At one end the rod terminates with a domed knop, 11.04 mm in diameter. The other end of the steelyard widens into a sub rectangular terminal, with three suspension holes. One is located at the end of the steelyard and the oth…
Created on: Wednesday 19th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
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Record ID: WMID-C937AF
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy socketed spearhead, of Middle Bronze Age dating (1500 BC to 1150 BC). Around 50% of the spearhead is present, consisting of the head and most of the blades. The spearhead is sub triangular in shape. The socket is incomplete, presumed damaged in antiquity. The remains of the socket is circular, and extends 20.7 mm into the spearhead. The blades were probably originally triangular in shape. One appears to be complete, the other is damaged. The complete blade measures 61.9 mm in length, has a maximum width of 6.6 mm and the blade edge is 1.7 mm thick. The…
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 18th May 2015
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Record ID: WMID-6FEAE1
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy (bronze) socketed axehead fragment, of Late Bronze Age dating (c. 950 BC to c. 750 BC) Less than 50% of the axehead is present, consisting only of part of the body, blade and the remnants of the socket. It is missing the top part of the axehead and the loop. It is sub rectangular in plan, with an expanded / flared convex, but abraded cutting edge. The socket is sub rectangular in section. The depth of the socket from the edge of the break to the base of socket is 10.23 mm. The two long sides of the axe expand slightly along the length of the socket and t…
Created on: Monday 16th September 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 25th September 2013
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Record ID: WMID-908C31
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy artefact, probably a seal matrix of late Post Medieval to Modern date. The artefact is tall and circular in cross-section, with one end tapering to a blunt point with a small terminal knop. Below this, the length of the object is decorated with four circular collars or ridges, positioned in two pairs, separated by three shallow grooves and two wide flat bands.The other end expands slightly to a flat circular base. On the underside of this is a shallowly engraved rope-like border, with a central deeply recessed heart shape. It measures 49.93 mm in len…
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2013
Last updated: Friday 19th February 2016
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Record ID: WMID-E65CB6
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete struck / knapped flint thumbnail scraper of Late Mesolithic to Neolithic dating (6500 BC to 2200 BC). The thumbnail scraper is semi circular in shape, with a pointed oval cross section. It has been made from a piece of secondary debitage. There is deliberate thinning to the dorsal (upper) side. The dorsal side is covered with parallel sided retouch (covering, parallel, low angle). The cutting edge is slightly degraded and battered. It measures 16.9 mm in length, 20.7 mm wide and 7.2 mm thick. It weighs 2.4 g. The flint is dark brown colour with minimal surface pati…
Created on: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 17th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-FE3C28
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete strip of decorated gold, of probable Bronze Age dating (c. 2150 BC to c. 1150 BC). The strip of gold is sub rectangular in plan, and is folded horizontally (width ways) in half twice, forming a squashed 'S' shape. The strip has been decorated with a series of embossed ridges along its length. The strip has been severed at one end, with a ragged edge. The other edge can not be easily seen as it is hidden between the folds. It measures 25.3 mm in length, 16.1 mm wide and 9.1 mm thick. The strip is 0.8 mm thick. It weighs 5.2. g. Similar strips of gold with ribbed decorat…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-71AB07
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete teritary debitage flake, of probable Mesolithic to Early Neolithic dating (6500 BC to 3500 BC). The flake is sub rectangular in shape, and triangular in cross section. A ridge runs the length of the dorsal (upper) surface. The remains of conchoidal ripples are present on the ventral (lower) surface. Controlled retouch is present along the upper left hand edge and can be classified as short, parallel, semi-abrupt. It measures 31.0 mm in length, 15.0 mm wide and 3.2 mm thick. It weighs 1.4 g. The flint is an off white colour, with some surface patination occurring.
Created on: Thursday 28th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 28th May 2015
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Record ID: WMID-115B76
Object type: RELIQUARY CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete hollow gold cross pendant, perhaps used as a miniature reliquary, of medieval date (c. 15th century AD). The pendant is in the shape of a Maltese cross, with a concave curve at the end of each of the four flaring arms. The front of the pendant bears a black-letter inscription reading 'de cuer' (probably meaning 'from the heart', an amatory rather than a religious inscription). Each arm is filled with an engraved floral spray, consisting of a stem with foliage ending in a pair of engraved five-petalled flowers. The top and bottom arms have a longer stem an…
Created on: Wednesday 30th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tamworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-D7C867
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy broken purse bar and frame, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1450 - AD 1550). Approximately 95% of the purse bar is present, consisting of the purse bar with both arms complete. The suspension loop is incomplete. The frame is complete but in three fragments (two on either side of the purse bar, and one loose). The two arms of the purse bar are sub-rectangular in shape and oval in cross section. The stem of the bar narrows at each end, with a globular knop as the terminal on each end. A space is left between the bar and the rove. At the …
Created on: Thursday 3rd October 2013
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
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Record ID: WMID-C99457
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete lead or lead alloy powder flask cap or measure, of Post Medieval dating (17th Century AD). Approximately 95% of the cap is present, with parts of the rim and a handle missing. It is sub circular in plan, and sub rectangular in cross section. Originally it would have been circular or oval in plan (as viewed from above). The comparatively thin sides (or walls) would have flared outwards towards the oval or circular mouth. The closed end or 'base' is circular in plan. One complete and one incomplete D shaped loop is present located opposite each other on the base. No cas…
Created on: Wednesday 21st May 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-F1D2CD
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete polished axehead, of Neolithic dating (c. 3300 BC to c. 2200 BC) The polished axehead has been made from a soft sedimentary stone, and it now exhibits a weathered surface. It is sub triangular in shape, with a pointed oval cross ection. The blade and the butt are incomplete, leaving the cutting edge in complete. Some flakes have been removed from the sides and the blade. It measures 155.0 mm in length, with a maximum width of 60.0 mm at the blade, and a minimum width of 22.0 mm at the butt. It is 28.6 mm thick. It weighs 297.3 g. The axehead is a mid grey colour, with …
Created on: Thursday 27th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: WMID-9670CE
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete flint plano-convex knife of Early Bronze Age dating (c. 2350 BC to c. 1400 BC). Around 50% of the knife is present, the rest is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The knife is of a sub pointed oval shape, with a flattened end. It has a D shaped cross section. It is a mid grey colour, with minimal surface patination. It has been made from a piece of tertiary debitage. Retouch is present along both edges on the dorsal surface. A probable shouldered notch is present at the top of the knife, with retouch on the ventral side. The retouch can be classified as: short / …
Created on: Wednesday 18th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 18th March 2015
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Record ID: WMID-B907D3
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy pipe tamper, of Post Medieval dating (18th to 19th Centuries AD). The design of the tamper is of a hand holding a clay pipe aloft, with two fingers above the stem, two below and the thumb near the tip balancing the pipe. The base of the tamper is scored with crossing diagonal lines. The stem has been decorated with four concentric raised rings, and it gradually widens towards the base of the tamper. It measures 59.40 mm in height, 33.87 mm wide and 9.95 mm thick. It weighs 22.0 g. The tamper is a mid brown colour, with an even surface patina. Several similar pip…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Saturday 19th May 2018
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Record ID: WMID-6DBF62
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy palstave (axe), of Middle Bronze Age dating (1450 to 1250 BC). Approximately 50% of the palstave is present, consisting of the blade and part of the socket. The blade is sub triangular in plan, with convex expanding sides and a probable convex cutting edge. A central rib runs from the stop ridge towards the start of the cutting edge. The rear part of the axe is incomplete, with only a small amount of the septum (the area between the flange facets and the stop ridge) surviving. The palstave measures 104.94 mm in length, a maximum width of 46.24 mm and …
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2012
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rugeley', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-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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