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Record ID: WMID-1108A2
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
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A complete cast copper alloy, probable awl, of unknown dating, but probably Roman to Post Medieval (AD 43 to AD 1800). Both ends of the awl are complete, and taper to a sharp point. One half of the artefact is conical in shape, whereas the other half is square sectioned. The square sectioned end exhibits a 90 degree bend. The square sectioned end forms the tang and would have been for insertion into a wooden handle. It measures 52.27 mm in length, 6.16 mm wide and 11.33 mm thick. It weighs 6.4 g, The awl is a mid brown to mid green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion…
Created on: Friday 19th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 19th April 2013
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Record ID: WMID-9D897C
Object type: AWL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy probable awl or piercing tool, of uncertain dating but probably Post Medieval to Modern (AD 1600 to AD 1800). The probable awl has a circular sectioned shank, with a domed circular head (5.1 mm in diameter), which gradually tapers to a blunt point (1.6 mm in diameter). It measures 51.0 mm in length, and has a maximum diameter of 5.1 mm. It weighs 5.2 g. The probable awl is a mid to darkgreen colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. …
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th February 2015
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Record ID: WAW-180323
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy badge with a floral motif, of Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD). The badge is irregular in plan and cross section. The badge is openwork in design, with a central flower design. Two petals of which are present. Each petal has two layers - a top petal and a bottom petal and are convex (domed) in nature. The tips of the petal touch the outer circular rim. From the curvature of the outer rim, it would originally have an a diameter of 5 cm, with 25% of the rim surviving. The back shows the reverse of the design, with a central concavity…
Created on: Thursday 27th January 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 1st February 2011
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Record ID: WMID-999E8D
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead of Early Bronze Age dating (c. 2500 BC to c. 1500 BC). Approximately 95% of the arrowhead is present, with the tang being incomplete. The arrowhead has been knapped from a mottled mid grey coloured piece of flint. It is broadly sub-triangular in shape and lentoid in cross section. The tang is incomplete and the surviving barbs are sub triangular. The arrowhead has been knapped using both direct and indirect percussion techniques. Both long sides / edges of the arrowhead have been finely retouched to create sharp edges. The retouch …
Created on: Friday 6th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 6th March 2015
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Record ID: WMID-15F797
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete handmade discoidal green glass bead, of probable Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 410). The bead is sub circular in plan, and rectangular in section. It has a small central circular perforation, internal diameter is 1.1 mm wide. Soil is still present within the central perforation. The edge is slightly rounded. It has a diameter of 8.38 mm and is 3.01 mm thick. It weighs 0.4 g. The bead is mid green colour. Discoidal beads were common during the Roman period, but they remained in use during later periods, so it is possible that this bead is of Post Roman dating as opposed …
Created on: Friday 19th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 19th April 2013
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Record ID: WAW-0585D1
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A struck flint blade of Early Mesolithic dating (8300 to 6500 BC). The blade is sub triangular in plan. The dorsal (upper) surface exhibits three main flake scars down the length of the blade. A small area of cortex is still present at the base of the blade. There is some deliberate retouch down the the right hand side, with some secondary pressure flaking down the left side. The ventral (lower) surface displays conchoidal rippling down the length of the blade, radiating down from the striking platform at the top. The blade is a mid to dark colour, with little surface pati…
Created on: Wednesday 26th January 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 1st February 2011
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Record ID: WMID-05B234
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy blade, of Middle Bronze Age dating (1500 CAL BC to 1150 CAL BC - Needham's Period 5). The blade fragment is sub trapezoidal in plan, and lentoid in cross section. The blade tapers towards either edge. The edges to the top and bottom are old, pre depostional breaks. No evidence of rivet holes are present at the top of the blade fragment. No decoration is present on either the front or back of the blade. It measures 54.6 mm in length, has a maximum width of 19.4 mm and a minimum of 9.2 mm. It is 3.7 mm thick in the centre of the blade and 2.7 mm thick al…
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 17th December 2013
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Record ID: WMID-F16806
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete, but bent, silver bodkin or dress-pin, of Post medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1650). The bodking exhibits an acute 25 degree bend, located around the mid point of the bodkin, resulting in it being folded almost in half. The bodkin has a rectangular sectioned shaft, with bevelled (slightly facetted) edges on both sides. The shaft tapers to a blunt tip. The head of the bodkin has a rounded tip with a small bowl / ear scoop terminal. Below the ear scoop is a sub triangular panel, with a single vertical incised line and a single pierced hole (diameter: 2.0 mm). This decorati…
Created on: Tuesday 9th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
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Record ID: WMID-54F756
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy probable book fitting of probable Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1700). Approximately 90% of the book fitting is present, with the eye section incomplete. The book fitting is sub rectangular in plan, with a semi circular recess on either side, creating a 'fish tail' type shape. The strap end splits into two at the strap attachment end, with a square plate on either side. Between these square plates, a piece of leather is present, the remnant of the original strap. Three circular sectioned copper alloy rivets secure the two plates together, with the le…
Created on: Tuesday 16th July 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th July 2013
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Record ID: WMID-4C8A2A
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete sheet copper alloy hooked artefact, probably a book clasp of Post-Medieval or Modern date (AD 1700 - AD 1850). The artefact is cruciform in plan. Three of the arms have tri-lobed terminals with a single rivet hole in the centre of each, one is incomplete. The fourth arm is longer and parallel sided. This arm is bent rearwards through 180° to form a clip. The extreme end of the clip narrows and then points to the rear. It measures 37.3 mm in length, 30.7 mm wide and 7.3 mm thick. The metal is 0.7 mm thick. It weighs 2.0 g. The artefact is a mid green to brown …
Created on: Friday 7th August 2015
Last updated: Friday 7th August 2015
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Record ID: WMID-3DC2A5
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy book fitting, of Medieval dating (AD 1350 to AD 1450). Around 25% of the book fitting is present. It consists of a triangular knop, a rounded area, with two rectangular knops extending from the top (the remains of a hinge). A circular-sectioned copper alloy peg is present in the centre. The reverse is uneven. The book fitting measures 14.7 mm in length, 10.9 mm wide and 5.1 mm thick. It weighs 1.8 g. The book fitting is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of so…
Created on: Monday 14th July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: WMID-D53DC3
Object type: BORER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete worked flint borer, of Late Neolithic dating (2700 BC to c. 2350 BC). The borer is sub triangular in plan, with a semi circular cross section. It has been made from a piece of tertiary debitage as none of the original cortex is present. Both the dorsal and ventral surfaces display conchoidal ripples. The base of the borer has been deliberately broken at a diagonal. Retouch is present around the apex of the borer and can be classified as Short, Parallel, Semi-abrupt. It measures 48.5 mm in length, a maximum width of 21.4 mm and is 3.8 mm thick. It weighs 4.3 g. T…
Created on: Thursday 2nd October 2014
Last updated: Thursday 2nd October 2014
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Record ID: WMID-00FC42
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy multiple motif strip bracelet, of Late Roman dating (3rd to 4th Centuries AD). Less than 25% of the bracelet is present. The bracelet fragment is sub rectangular in plan and rectangular in section. Old, pre depositional breaks are present at each end. One end is square, the other is triangular. The triangular end would have originally continued into a small hook. The front of the bracelet has been decorated with a series of punched detail. A ring and dot detail is present at the hook end. Below this are four horizontal grooves, and below this are two…
Created on: Thursday 18th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 21st May 2015
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Record ID: WMID-38D662
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy strap distributor or harness link, of Late Early Medieval dating (AD 1000 to AD 1100). Probably 25% of the strap distributor is present, consisting of one of probably four arms remaining. The rest were probably lost in antiquity. The remaining arm has a lozenge shaped terminal, with a central oval shaped perforation (13.3 mm by 9.4 mm). The terminal has knops on three outer points. A rectangular extends towards a central circular perforation, now incomplete. It measures 49.5 mm in length, 22.2 mm wide and 5.2 mm thick. It weighs 8.8 g. The strap …
Created on: Thursday 7th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 3rd April 2017
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Record ID: WAW-FFF780
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy enamelled plate / disc brooch of 2nd Century dating (c.100 - c. 200 AD) Approximately 90% of the brooch is present, consisting of the front plate, spring and catch plate. The pin is missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The brooch consists of a circular disc, with enamel decoration on the front, with a sprung pin attached on the back. The enamelled decoration consists of a raised outer rim, a raised inner central circle and six (6) raised pellets. The pellets are located between the inner and outer rims, regularly spaced out in a …
Created on: Wednesday 26th January 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 1st February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-1960E2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch, dating from 75 to 175 AD. Approximately 25% of the brooch is present, consisting of the top of the bow, the head loop and the attachment loop for the spring. The foot, catch plate, spring and pin are all missing. A circular head loop (internal diameter 3.65mm) is present at the top of the bow, with an angular bow descending from a plate below it. The head of the brooch is complete, semi circular in plan, and tapers into the bow. The bow is D-shaped in cross section. At the shoulder (midway) point of the bow, there are t…
Created on: Thursday 27th January 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 1st February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-1A4DA5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Lion Bow derivative brooch of 1st Century AD dating. Approximately 50% of the brooch is present, consisting of the spring cover, spring and the bow. The spring cover takes the form of a horizontally aligned cylinder, with a longitudinal join on the top of the cover. The ends are damaged. The spring sits within this cylinder, with the top of the pin present in a vertical slit at the back of the brooch. The integral bow has a thin upper portion with parallel sides. Beneath this is a raised moulding consisting of a central ball, with a sub oval petal…
Created on: Thursday 27th January 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 1st February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-81F9A4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete mis-cast copper alloy Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 4.b, flat wing ends type, West Midlands of Roman date (80 - 120 AD). Approximately 25% of the brooch is present, consisting of the head and most of the wings. The foot, spring, pin and catch plate are missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The hook at the top is reverse facing, but it looks like the hole beneath may be incomplete and not totally perforated. The bow consists of a raised sub oval shape, with pronounced edges. The left wing is incomplete, and consists only of the ri…
Created on: Tuesday 1st February 2011
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
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Record ID: WAW-82C6D5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy disc / plate brooch, probably of Anglo-Saxon date (7th to 9th Centuries AD). Less than 25% of the brooch is present, and consists of a small rim section of a plate style brooch. Part of the spring is present on the back of the fragment. The brooch fragment is irregular in plan and section. From the small section, it is possible to estimate the original rim diameter as 4 cm, with 17% present. It consists of a border, with a faint two strand guilloche (interlaced ropework) design. Each strand is double ply (split into two). The border area app…
Created on: Tuesday 1st February 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 1st February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-136481
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch of Colchester derivative Polden Hill type (flat wing ends, West Midlands), cf. Mackreth 2011, 4.a-c. Plate 46. Of Roman dating (80-120 AD). Approximately 95% of the brooch is present consisting of the bow, wings, spring casing, spring, and catch plate. The pin is missing. The brooch has suffered damage and has fragmented into four pieces: the bow & wings; the spring; the catch plate; part of the pin/spring. In plan, the brooch is almost T-shaped, and D-shaped in cross section. The bow head is hump-like, and angular (comma shaped) in p…
Created on: Tuesday 8th February 2011
Last updated: Monday 23rd January 2017
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