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Record ID: BUC-B6A342
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete lead spindle whorl or weight of uncertain date, but likely to be medieval to post-medieval (1100-1800). It is oval in shape, with a circular perforation in the centre. One edge of the weight has been worn down into a narrower groove, it was possibly suspended from this point. The surface of the weight is worn and rough. It is a cream white colour, it measures 19.7mm in length, 17.0mm in width, 7.5mm in thickness and weighs 13.14g.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-777D1A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete lead spindle whorl or weight, dating from the medieval to post medieval period, 1100-1800 AD. The weight is oval in shape, and irregular. The circular perforation is off centre, and closer to one of the narrow edges. The weight is 32.2mm in length, 29.1mm in width, 11.4mm in height, and weighs 32.50g.
Created on: Friday 5th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-76C686
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete copper alloy medieval annular brooch, dating to c. AD1270 - 1350. The brooch frame is circular shaped, with an inside bevelled edge. The frame is lozenge shaped in cross section. About a quarter of the frame is missing, and the breaks are worn. Before one of the breaks the frame narrows to a thin bar which is circular in cross section, this is the remains of the pin bar. On the opposite side of the frame is a sub triangular rounded projection, with a narrower neck. In the centre of the projection is a circular perforation. On one side is a oval shaped groove for the termi…
Created on: Friday 5th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-5EF702
Object type: CHAPE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete medieval copper alloy lace chape dating from c. AD 1270-1350. The chape consists of a sheet of copper alloy wrapped into a conical shape, however there is no visible join. The wide end is a rounded rectangular shape, and open. Near this edge on either long edge is a circular perforation. The narrow end is circular in shape, and open. Part of the narrow open end has been slightly bent inwards. The chape is a dark green colour, with a light green surface covering with is shiny. The lace chape measures 23.8mm in length,7.8mm in width, 5.6mm in thickness and weighs 1.29g. A sim…
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-487C05
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete possible bead of uncertain date, Roman to Post Medieval, about AD 43 - 1900. The bead is an irregular rounded shape with a slightly narrower rounded top and flat bottom. The sides of the bead are flattened in panels, making it a rounded square shape in cross section from above. a circular perforation runs through the centre of the bead, it measures 2.7mm in diameter. The bead is possibly made of natural stone, and is an orange brown colour. The surface of the bead is porous. It measures 11.2mm in height, 14.1mm in width, and weighs 2.39g.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-47FFC8
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete but broken copper alloy possible medieval scabbard chape dating to AD 1200-1450. It consists of a sheet of copper alloy that has been rolled into a triangular tube shape, narrowing towards the terminal end. The seam of the sheet overlaps, the folds are very irregular. At the terminal end the sheet is folded over, and has been broken and distorted. At the open end the chape is also worn and broken, and one edge is slightly longer. Below the longer edge is a circular perforation. The chape has a dark brown patina, and measures 44.4mm in length, 11.2mm in width and weighs 3.43…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-3640D4
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A copper alloy medieval coin weight of Ferdinand and Isabella, dating to 1469-1504. It is a British weight for an excellente. It is square in shape and on the face is a design depicting two figures facing each other in profile, the one to the right wears a crown. This is contained within a circular border of coiled rope motif. The design is slightly offcentre and the circular border isn't complete. The reverse is undecorated. The coin weight is a dark brown colour. It measures 13.0mm by 12.9mm, 2.8mm in maximum thickness and weighs 3.19g. The coin weight can be seen in Withers 1995, page 30.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-36263D
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
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A copper alloy stud probably dating to the Iron Age to Roman period, 50 BC - AD 100. The stud is circular in shape and is decorated with a raised trefoil design on the head. In each section of the trefoil is a circular perforation, this does not go through to the reverse. The cell surrounding the trefoil has traces of red enamel. Running around the edge of the head is a raised rim, it is slightly lower than the trefoil design. The sides of the head are slightly curved. On the reverse a circular short shank projects, it is circular in cross section and slightly off centre. It is slightl…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-32B29E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A post medieval copper alloy finger ring, dating from c. AD 1600-1800. The bezel of the finger ring is in the shape of a D shaped buckle, complete with pin. This has been fixed to the hoop, and is not a separate working object. The hoop is decorated with a moulded floral motif consisting of a repeated pattern of a six petalled flower. The hoop has been distorted and is now oval shaped. On the inside of the hoop running around the central circumference is a casting line, there are no other marks or decoration. There is some corrosion on the inside of the hoop. The finger ring has a dark…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-31A8C1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete copper alloy Roman brooch of dolphin type with hinge mechanism, dating to the 1st Century AD. The head of the brooch consists of the two wings, these are circular in cross section. One end of the wing is worn and broken, and there is iron staining at both ends. The wings are decorated with two incised lines running around the circumference either side. On the underside of the head in the centre is a notch where the hinge of the pin sits, there is orange brown iron staining inside. The hinge pin extends underneath the notch towards the underneath of the bow. The pin extends d…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-230555
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A probable fragment of a Roman copper alloy knife handle of 'hare and hound' type, dating from the 2nd to 3rd century AD. The fragment consists of the hound. The back of the hound is curved, and sits higher at the rear of the hound. The head is outstretched, with a triangular snout that is rounded at the tip. There is possibly a worn break at the tip of the snout where the hound touched the back of the hare. The ring is formed of a circular ring which is on either side of the head. Behind the eyes are two triangular ears which are pointed backwards to depict the hound running. Below th…
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-22AE8E
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete copper alloy post medieval button, dating from the late 15th to 16th century AD. The head of the button is domed, with the underneath being flat. It is decorated with incised lines running down the sides of the button head, the centre of which is undecorated. The integral attachment loop projects from underneath the head of the button, it is rectangular shaped, flat, with a rounded edge that widens slightly. The loop has a circular hole. The button has a mid green patina. It measures 14.7mm in height, 11.5mm in diameter, and weighs 3.72g. The button is similar to one in Rea…
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-21EEE1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy double looped D shaped buckle, missing the pin. In the centre of the outer edges of each loop is a rounded triangular projection, this is decorated with a moulded flower. The frame of the buckle is D shaped in cross section and has a bevelled inner and outer edge. The pin bar is sub-triangular in cross section, and has a triangular knop at each end of the bar. The buckle has a dark brown patina. The buckle measures 49.8mm in length and 28.2mm in width. The buckle weighs 8.76g. The buckle is similar to one shown in Whitehead 1996, 66, 410, which…
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-2195E7
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A incomplete copper alloy medieval harness pendant, dating from 12th to 14th century AD. The pendant is quatrefoil shaped, inbetween each rounded projection is a small triangular projection. The front of the pendant is decorated with raised moulding. In the centre is a lion passant, surrounded by a square border. Projecting out from the centre of each side of the border is a fleur de lis. The border extends out from each corner, connecting with the raised border round the edge of the pendant, and also making the small triangular projections into lozenge shapes. At the top of the pendan…
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-1FCA6B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete copper alloy early medieval strap end dating from AD 750-950, class A type 1. The strap end is oval shaped with convex sides, narrowing to the zoomorphic terminal. It has a split attachment end, which is shaped along the edge with two rounded semi circular projections. In the centre of these projections are two circular perforations for the now missing rivets. Below this the strap end is decorated with niello inlay in a Trewhiddle style. The main central panel possibly contains a looping beast with the tail at the lower end and the head at the top, and the legs to the right …
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-1EA941
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete copper alloy late medieval to post medieval sharp hooked clasp or havette, dating from AD 1500-1650. Approximately two thirds of the havette remains. In the centre of the havette is a rectangular section, At each corner there is a triangular oblique nick. On one edge of the section it is broken and worn. The opposite edge narrows into the slightly bowed arm, which narrows further before ending in a sharp hook which extends underneath, and faces the centre of the body of the havette. The hook is triangular in shape. The underneath of the havette is flat, the top of the arm…
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-CDC2D7
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete post medieval copper alloy fitting from a sword belt, dating to c.1500-1700. This is one of three mounts that would have hung from a larger mount by the hook which is now missing, the other end would have attached to the scabbard strap. The plate is sub triangular in shape, and is decorated in a symetrical foliate design with fronds to either side from a central stem. The terminal end widens out in a trifoliate shape, with a central rivet hole for attachment. This has orange iron staining inside. The opposite end has two sub triangular projections either side, with anothe…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-CD7B31
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A copper alloy post medieval Nurenberg jetton of Hans Schultes dating from 1553-1584, of rose and orb type. The jetton is very worn. Mitchiner 1988, page 401, number 1345.
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-CD2881
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A post medieval copper alloy shilling of William and Mary(1689-1694) dating to 1690. The coin is pierced in the centre by a copper alloy pin, this is sub circular in cross section.
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-CB080E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver shilling of William III (1694-1702), dating to 1696. The coin has been folded twice into an S shape, so is possibly a love token.
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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