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    • IdentifierID: PAS5194F542001E0D
    • Primary material: Lead
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    • County: Wiltshire

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Record ID: WILT-C2C1C7
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval to Post-Medieval lead alloy token bifacial token, of Powell's type 3/3, probably dating to c. AD 1250-1850. One face is decorated with a cartwheel-like design, with a central pellet. The other face bears the same device, but less well executed. The token has been slightly folded over itself. Diameter 17.2mm; weight 3.14g. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; they are therefore hard to date precisely and could be Medieval or Post Medieval in date.
Created on: Tuesday 19th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 25th February 2019
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Record ID: WILT-11C76D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval lead token dating to c AD 1400-1500. The token is decorated on both sides. On one side there is a cross with chevrons possibly in two adjoining quarters and a swirling looped decoration in the two other quarters. On the other side, there is an off centre cross with a double line running through the centre of the offset cross line and lines radiating out to the edges of the token. The dating is based on the similarity of the crude decoration to a silver long cross penny.
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melksham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-D47306
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval lead probable cannon ball dating to c AD 1500-1600. The cannon ball is almost spherical with hammered edges making the circumference irregular. There is a small hole 4.28mm in diameter in the cannon ball, it is not clear whether this was the site of casting sprue or where the cannon ball was damaged as there are cracks running away from the hole. It is not clear whether the cannon ball has been fired. The size of the cannon ball suggests it may have been for a Serpentine cannon which had a bore of 1.5 inches (38.6mm) and shot weighing 8 oz (227g). The cannonball weighs…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manningford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-1C9423
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval lead ampulla dating to c AD 1350-1530. The ampulla is complete, although worn and flattened. The ampulla comprises a small vessel in the shape of a flask with a globular section at the bottom, a long broad neck and handles at either side where the bottom joins the neck. The front of the flask is decorated with a four petal flower with a midrib and diagonal veins out to the edge of the petal. In the centre there are a number of pellets. On the back is a crown with a double band, with diagonal hatching, topped by a central lis, a triangular spear point on either side and…
Created on: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shrewton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-8A788E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead token dating to c AD 1575-1850 (Powell Type 12). The token is complete and is circular but has slight damage to the edge. The token is only decorated on one side with a cross extending to the edges of the token with a chevron in each quarter pointing to the centre. The reverse is undecorated. The patina is greyish-white. The token weighs 3.4g and has a diameter of 15.52mm and a thickness of 2.52mm. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they a…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nettleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-31AE13
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval lead weight dating to c AD 1714-1830. The weight is circular, the walls narrowing to the two surface. The top surface has stamped a crown with G R below. The weight weighs 57.05g, diameter 25.45mm and 13.47mm in height.
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford on Avon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-315D62
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval lead penny trade token dating to c AD 1687. The obverse depicts a laureate bust facing right, possibly James II. The reverse depicts the letters R S and the date, probably 1687.
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford on Avon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-63EFBD
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead pot mend from a vessel, probably Roman dating to c AD 43-410. The mend is a rounded triangle in shape with lead on either side and a central core of brown ceramic with micaceous inclusions.
Created on: Monday 25th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Purton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-63D2EA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead pot mend from a vessel, probably Roman dating to c AD 43-410. The mend is roughly triangular in shape with lead on either side (it may be a single strip folded over) and a central core of brown ceramic with micaceous inclusions.
Created on: Monday 25th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Purton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-70440F
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval lead vesica shaped seal matrix dating to AD 1300-1400. The seal matrix is incomplete and all that remains is the bottom half of the seal matrix. The fragment depicts a central fleur de lis with a legend around the edge. The legend may read CI[]OISENIV. The reverse is undecorated and there is evidence of the raised rib down the centre which would have lead to the suspension loop.
Created on: Tuesday 8th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 10th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stratford Toney', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-596DFC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead weight possibly dating to the medieval to post medieval periods (c AD 1100-1700). The weight is roughly circular in plan and is pierced with a hole through the centre. The weight is decorated with a wheel shape pattern comprising a groove around the outer edge which surrounds a raised circle with eight 'spokes' which meet in the centre by a hole. The reverse of the weight is undecorated. The patina is light whitish brown. The weight has a diameter of 40.63mm, is 8.73mm thick and weight 87.99g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th November 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Downton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-CEA4DC
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead papal bulla of Pope Alexander III dating to AD 1159-1181. On the obverse is written ALEX / ANDER / PP III (in three lines) surrounded by a circle of pellets. PP stands for pastor pastorum - 'shepherd of the shepherds'. The reverse depicts the heads of St Peter and St Paul facing each other, each in a vesica-shaped compartment defined by beading, cross pattee with long foot between the heads and SPA SPE above. There is some evidence of a circle of pellets around the edge. Lead seals of this type were put on official papal documents sent out from Rome as a means of authenti…
Created on: Tuesday 13th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Malmesbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-D48075
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval Post Office lead bag seal or an alnage seal dating from AD c 1600-1725. The seal is incomplete and comprises a single bent disc with a section extending out of it which would have created the loop or join to the second disc. The face of the seal depicts a bust of the monarch (possibly Anne) facing right with the legend OF ENG:LAND around it and a circle of pellets surrounding the design. The relief designs on these alnage seals are characterised by fine detail resulting from well engraved dies. The reverse is undecorated.
Created on: Thursday 1st October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 1st October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-D3E396
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval Post Office lead bag seal from AD c 1660-1700. It measures 20.13mm in diameter and c.5.38mm in thickness, weighing 9.81g. There are perforations at opposite sides of the seal where it has been cramped onto a cord which passed throught the centre of the seal. The obverse depicts a crown above G POS above possibly a rose. The reverse is difficult to identify but may depict one or more shields. This seal would have been used to secure the contents of mail bags or sacks.
Created on: Thursday 1st October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 1st October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-D317DE
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead post medieval cloth seal dating to AD c1500-1700. The seal comprises two parts joined in the centre. The seal is incomplete and is in three fragments. The main section comprises a sub-circular front panel with the stamp of a bird (possibly a phoenix) with wings outstretched and standing on its feet with the trifoliate tail between. The head is facing right and appears to have a plume flowing backwards from the top of the head. The other side of this section has the centre of a second side with the stamp of a bird which is facing left. One of the two remaining fragments comprise…
Created on: Thursday 1st October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 1st October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-3F1639
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman lead pot mend dating to the period c. AD 43-410. The pot mend comprises a roughly circular outer plate of lead and a smaller, irregularly shaped inner plate joined by a central lead plug which would have filled the hole in the vessel. The outer circular section has a piece missing and scratch marks next to it, possibly from modern damage. The plate has a flat central section which has an incised line close to a slightly raised rim. The inner plate has a rough surface. Between the two lead plates, there are traces of ceramic, probably Black Burnished ware.
Created on: Thursday 24th September 2015
Last updated: Friday 2nd October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Luckington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-86FE28
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a medieval or post-medieval lead weight dating to the period c AD 1200-1700. The weight is a misshapen lozenge with the top point extending upwads to form a rounded end which is pierced with a hole. The weight is convex on both sides and may have been moulded in two halves and fixed together as there is possible evidence of a seam along the side. Each side of the weight is decorated with a raised cross. On one side the cross has a depression in the centre. It is not clear whether the depression is deliberate or was a flaw in production or was damage sustained in use or l…
Created on: Friday 29th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 1st June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Purton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-65D145
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead pan weight probably medieval dating to the period c AD1100-1500. The weight is circular in plan with sloping sides. Through the centre there is evidence of an iron loop. The weight is decorated with a raised rim. On the top of the weight is a raised saltire which continues in raised ridges down the sides of the weight. On the top of the weight, there are other raised ridges which appear to be random and may have been intended as a circular decoration. On the sides of the weight between the ridges joining on to the saltire, there is a single raised ridge in three sections …
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chippenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-39F76B
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman lead steelyard weight dating to the period AD43-410. The weight is biconical and there are marks at each of the pointed ends of the iron bar passing through that probably formed a hanging loop at one end. In the middle of the widest part of the weight is a hole with a sub-square brown mark round it - which may have been an alternative hanging mechanism.
Created on: Friday 31st October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 31st December 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WILT-69707B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight dating from Roman to Post Medieval. The weight is sub-circular with a flattened top and bevelled edges. The bottom of the weight is flat but with small lozengiform markings stamped into the base, these are thicker in the centre of the weight. The top of the weight is domed but with a flattened top.
Created on: Friday 4th July 2014
Last updated: Friday 29th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Devizes', grid reference and parish protected.


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