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Record ID: WILT-A0147C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wiltshire
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A modern silver plated copper alloy button with the coat of arms of the Berkeley family (Earl and Baron Berkeley and Viscount Dursley) dating to c AD 1800-1900. The button is missing the attachment loop on its back. The front of the button has the coat of arms of the Berkeley family with shield with gules (red) background, a chevron and 10 crosses pattee (6 in chief and 4 in base) with lions rampant supporting the shield and a mitre above. Beneath the shield is the motton DIEU AVEC NOUS. The back of the button has the makers name Doughty & Smith, 103 St Martins Lane, London aro…
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grittleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-FCE18C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy military button of 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoon (Lancers) dating to c AD 1822-1832. The front of the button is convex and depicts crossed lances with pennants and the number 12 in the centre. The back of the button is concave with a circular loop attached in the centre and E JONES CORK HILL round the inside edge. The maker was based in Dublin and traded as E Jones from AD 1822-1832. The 12th Dragoons were given lances in AD 1816, suggesting the button is not earlier than that, and were in Ireland at various times between AD 1820-1834 which ma…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bourton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-FEEE34
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
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A modern copper alloy pipe tamper dating to c AD 1780-1920. The pipe tamper depicts a bust on top of a pedestal. There is a nautical theme to the decoration on the pipe tamper and this suggests that the bust may depict Admiral Lord Nelson (before losing his eye and arm). The hairstyle with the hair brushed back from the forehead, rolls on either side of the head and a pigtail is typical of late eighteenth-early nineteenth century hairstyles. Round the neck there is a collar, this may be part of the stock or it may possibly be part of the high collar typically worn by Lord Nelson. Bene…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-57823A
Object type: PENCIL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Greater London Authority
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A modern slate pencil dating to c AD 1850-1900. The pencil comprises a turned slate rod with a circular section. It has been sharpened to a rounded end at one end and at the other the end has a been cut into a diagonal profile and appears to have been used as well as the rounded end.The longitudinal lines probably represent the bedding planes of the slate. The brown colour is staining from the sandy local soils. This would be a common item of nineteenth century schoolroom equipment.
Created on: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cubitt Town', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-C123A1
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wiltshire
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A post medieval to modern copper-alloy anthropomorphic pipe tamper. The main body is cast in the form of a male figure standing with one leg bent and arms akimbo, wearing trousers, jacket, neckerchief and hat, possibly representing a farm labourer. The figure is standing on a circular plinth (12.27mm high) which curves in to a 'waist' and out to form the base of the object. The base is slightly convex and circular, to facilitate pressing tobacco into a pipe. Cf DEV--CDEB13.
Created on: Tuesday 7th January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hullavington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-4CB7B3
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MODERN
County: Gloucestershire
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A silver seal matrix made by Hester Bateman and dating to the period 1760-1790 depicting the and crest of the Blachford family. The seal matrix is oval in shape with a shield of three fess wavy gules, three pheons azure to chief with a swan above and trailing leaves and flowers on either side of the shield. The swan is shown emerging from a coronet which is not part of the design but an ornament added by the engraver for design purposes The seal matrix is attached to the circular base of handle which rises to an oval base curving up at the ends and with a raised line in the centre…
Created on: Thursday 14th November 2013
Last updated: Friday 20th June 2014
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