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Record ID: BM-99E1B1
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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Possibly a mount. Copper alloy with silver plating and gold inlay. Central panel containing circular scrolling decoration and three ring and dot motifs evenly spaced across the panel. Grooved decoration is present along the top and bottom edges. The back of the object appears to have the remains of some form of adhesive. No close parallels for this object could be found, and its exact date and function could not be established. The shape shows some similarities with a planoconvex formed iron sheet, possibly a mount, dated to circa 1550-1600 recorded as a riverside find from Southwark,…
Created on: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: BM-D2E7EC
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
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A fragment of a copper-alloy handle, probably a furniture fitting dating to the Roman period. The fragment comprises a circular-section fragment of bar, which is curved to form an 'S' shape in plan. One end of the bar is broken. The other end terminates in a spherical knop. The fragment measures 45mm in length, with the bar measuring 6mm in diameter. The end knop measures 8mm in diameter. The fragment weighs 9.12g.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: BM-D2AF52
Object type: BALANCE
Broad period: ROMAN
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A lead-alloy object, possibly the pan from a balance dating to the Roman period. The object is circular in shape and convex in section. It appears to have originally possessed two opposing integrally-cast, trapezoidal handles. One of these is broken and distorted, but intact. Only scars indicate the position of the other. The interior of the dish or pan is decorated by two concentric ribbed circles. Within the outer ring created by the rib is a circle of raised dots. Within the inner circle, are four further raised dots arranged in a cross. On the underside of the pan is a central circ…
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: BM-D289CA
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy handle, often described as a helmet hanger but also known as a furniture fitting, dating to the Roman period. The handle is curved and tetragonal in section, having four angular sides. Both terminals are broken, meaning the attachment loops do not survive. The handle measures 40mm in length, 64mm in width and has a maximum thickness of 5mm. It weighs 8.1g.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: BM-D28487
Object type: CAULDRON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large, almost complete, iron cauldron or bucket handle, possibly dating to the Roman period. The handle comprises an arched, D-sectioned strip of iron. At each end, the strip tapers to form terminals which are broken and bent slightly outwards. Two flat plates are visible (CHECK THIS DESCRIPTION) which presumably originally attached to the body of the cauldron. The hanger is 225mm wide, 140mm in height and a maximum of 20mm thick. The handle weighs 235 grams. This is the largest of the Piercebridge handles, and may have been large enough to be used to carry or suspend a small cauldr…
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: BM-D25079
Object type: CAULDRON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete iron cauldron hanger, probably dating to the Roman period. The handle comprises an arched strip of iron which is square in section. At each end, the strip thins and terminates in two oval loops. The loops are formed by bending the strip back on itself. Through one of the loops, there is threaded a circular-section wire which is bent and tapers to a point. The wire is kept in place by corrosion products. The hanger is 157mm wide and 7mm thick. The loops have a diameter of 15mm. The hanger weighs 45 grams.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: BM-D222BD
Object type: CANDLESTICK
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead candlestick or holder dating to the Roman period. The central circular holder measures 26mm in length, 20mm in diameter and has a thickness of 3mm. One of the hemispherical-section 'leg' extensions is bent but measures 36mm in length, 9mm in width and 6mm in thickness. The other appears to be broken and measures 10mm in length, 6mm in width and 4mm in thickness. See also BM-BBD22E.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: BM-D1A09D
Object type: TANKARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy object, possibly a small tankard handle dating to the late second or third century AD. The handle is lentoidal in plan and approximately 'V'-shaped in profile. The upper surface of the handle is decorated with two grooves which follow the lentoidal shape. On the underside of the object, there is a raised rectangular rib which runs its length. The object measures 30mm in length, a maximum of 20mm in width and a maximum of 4mm in thickness. Compare with the more complete example BM-C91BD1 from the Piercebridge assemblage. A similar example was recovered durin…
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
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Record ID: BM-D17CEF
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy object, possibly a vessel mount dating to the Roman period. The object comprises a slightly curved fragment of sheet copper-alloy, with a definite rim and marginal groove. From this sheet, there extends at right angles for 14mm a moulding representing the neck of a stylised goose or duck. The moulding turns down at an angle of 45 degrees to form the head of the bird. The head of the bird is hemispherical in section. It is decorated with three chevron grooves and two lentoidal grooves with a dot at their centre representing eyes. Beyond this the moulding fla…
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: BM-D13231
Object type: FISH HOOK
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fish hook of uncertain date. The hook comprises a circular-section wire which has been bent to form a hook. At one end, the wire terminates in a small triangular barb. The fish hook measures 14mm in length, with the wire measuring less than 1mm in diameter.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BM-CFDDF5
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One element of a copper-alloy knife or razor stop, probably dating to the Roman period. The element is rectangular in plan and approximately hemispherical in section with three faceted sides. At one end, the element expands to form a flaired, hemispherical terminal. At the other end, there is a long rectangular cut-out, beyond which is a circular perforation. The underside of the element is hollow. It measures 22mm in length, 10mm in width and 15mm in width at the flaired terminal and 7mm in thickness. It weighs 3.97g.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BM-CFCCB2
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Darlington
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A complete stone, possibly a whetstone, of unknown date. The stone is wedge-shaped with an elarged semi-circular area at one end. This was possibly used for sharpening knives or tools. The stone measures 151mm in length, a maximum of 65mm in width and maximum of 49mm in thickness.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BM-CFB5B4
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One element of a copper-alloy knife or razor stop, probably dating to the Roman period. The element is trapezoidal in shape with a flaired terminal. At the other end, is a small, rectangular cut-out. The underside of the element is obscured by iron corrosion products, probably the remains of a iron knife blade. It measures 24mm in length, 9mm in width and 14mm in width at the flaired terminal and 3mm in thickness. It weighs 4.17g.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BM-CFB553
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete wedge-shaped stone, possibly a whetstone, of unknown date. This was possibly used for sharpening knives or tools. The stone measures 141mm in length, a maximum of 68mm in width and maximum of 34mm in thickness.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BM-CF87FC
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete wedge-shaped stone, possibly a whetstone, of unknown date. This was possibly used for sharpening knives or tools. The stone measures 148mm in length,a maximum of 51mm in width and maximum of 36mm in thickness. The stone weighs 259 grams.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BM-CF77A2
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete wedge-shaped stone, possibly a whetstone, of unknown date. This was possibly used for sharpening knives or tools. The stone measures 133mm in length,a maximum of 39mm in width and 31mm in thickness. The stone weighs 296 grams.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BM-CF72AB
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy stop from a knife or small razor dating to the Roman period. The stop comprises two identical elements which orignally flanked and secured an iron blade, of which only a small portion survives. Each element possesses a flat rectangular plate with a circumferential rib, creating a rounded trapezoidal cell. Beyond this plate, the element becomes hemispherical in section. Each element is hollow, but filled with lead solder. Fragments of iron corrosion, representing the blade adhere to the lead solder. Each element measures 32mm in length, a maximum of 9mm in width and 3mm i…
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BM-CEEA3D
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a heavily corroded iron knife or razor dating to the Roman period. The fragment comprises a section the blade which is badly damaged and corroded, but which clearly extends to a rectangular-section intregral tang. The blade measures 52mm in length and a maximum of 15mm in width. The tang measures 22mm in length, 10mm in width and 6mm in thickness.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BM-CEBD5E
Object type: SURGICAL INSTRUMENT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron object with a corroded iron blade, possibly a surgical instrument dating to the Roman period. The object comprises a square-sectioned shaft which narrows to a point at one end. At the other, there extends an iron blade. The object has a length of 62mm, a width of 5mm and weighs 6 grams.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
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Record ID: BM-A4672A
Object type: CAULDRON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete iron cauldron hanger dating to the Roman period. The handle comprises a D-sectioned strip of metal which has been bent into a sub-semi-circular shape. The strip has a shallow recess which runs centrally along its length. The attachment terminals are broken but comprises loops bent slightly outwards. The hanger is 92mm wide, 65mm high and 7mm in thickness. It weighs 26 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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