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Record ID: CORN-0EAC18
Object type: CAULDRON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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A fragment of the rim of a cast copper-alloy cooking vessel or cauldron. The edge of the rim is internally bevelled so that it is flush with the exterior but stepped on the interior, with a triangular profile, which is 7 mm thick before tapering to 4 mm below. The fragment has a layer of burnt black organic matter on the exterior, but a series of fine, parallel scratches at an angle of about 45 degrees to the rim cut through this layer, suggesting that they are post-deposition. The inner surface is smooth and flat, with some burnt organic matter trapped under the bevelled ridge that pr…
Created on: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
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Record ID: CORN-0EA543
Object type: CAULDRON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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A copper-alloy fragment from the body of a cauldron. All of the edges are broken and uneven and the shallow curve of the wall suggests a large cauldron with a diameter of about 380 mm, that might hold about 7 gallons. The interior of the fragment is smooth and unencrusted. Much of the exterior is covered in a layer of burnt organic matter but has a very fine granular texture, suggesting a date of manufacture of the end of the 17th century, or later. Across the outer surface of fragment is a raised decorative band or 'wire' in the casting, that is 3 mm wide. Below this is an elongated t…
Created on: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
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Record ID: CORN-0E8A0A
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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A cast copper-alloy open-topped thimble or sewing ring, now sub-circular in plan as the sides have come together, and rectangular in profile. The surface is corroded and has some iron staining on the exterior, and the circumferences of both the upper and lower edges are damaged but preserve short sections of the original edges: 8 mm on the lower edge and 2.5 mm on the upper edge. The outer face has been hand punched with four rows of irregularly-spaced circular pits or indentations. Egan (2005) on page 132, fig.126, no.648 illustrates a similar sewing ring from Fastolf Place, Southwark…
Created on: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: CORN-9934B3
Object type: SIEVE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of a sheet copper alloy sieve or strainer, irregular in plan with all of the edges broken and uneven, but originally part of a circular object. Five complete, circular piercings remain, all between 2 and 2.5 mm in diameter. Remnants of at least four more piercings are visible around the edges and it appears that the piercings radiate form a central area and that their is a curved perimeter. The piercings appear to have all been punched from one face and the opposite inside face has black organic matter on the surface suggesting that it was probably used as part of a kitchen im…
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-992FDA
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy pendent loop, hexagonal in plan and in section and lozenge-shaped in profile with an internal aperture that is circular and 17 mm in diameter. Part of the surface of the outer edge are missing, partly due to the crudeness of manufacture and partly because of later corrosion; consequently, the diameter varies between 24 for the rounded edges and 26 mm for the squared off sides, and the thickness between 3.4 and 3.7 mm. There are patches of what appears to be black lacquer on the surface, which may have been applied to protect the ring from abrasion and corrosion. Bail…
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-992A36
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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A cast lead button, circular in plan and plano-convex in profile with a slightly domed face and a flat back. The face is decorated with a moulded six-spoked wheel design within a raised border before a stepped edge. On the back, the integral fastening shank is square in profile and rectangular in section, 6.5 mm square externally and 4 mm thick, with an aperture that is 3 mm square internally. On one side of the shank, on the back of the button, there are three narrow, parallel ribs at 1 mm intervals; on the opposite, slightly damaged side, only a single rib is visible. These are seams…
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-BCDCE3
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A Neolithic utilised flint blade or notched piece. The blade is sub-rectangular in plan with parallel sides, crescentic in profile and triangular in section. It is 71.5 mm in length, 21.5 mm in width, 6.5 mm in thickness and weighs 10.45 g. The remnant of the striking platform is visible at the proximal end where on the ventral face there is a small bulb of percussion together with a bulbar scar with conchoidal rippling visible along the full length of the blade. The dorsal face bears the scars of removal of two previous blades, with a prominent medial ridge between. When viewed from t…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-BBD1B5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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A silver halfgroat of Edward III (1327-1377), Fourth Coinage (1351-1377), Pre-treaty period (1351-61), Series G, initial mark Cross 3 (1356-1361), annulet stops, London mint, Spink 1578.
Created on: Sunday 15th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-BBC71D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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A silver sixpence of William III (1694-1702), first bust, large crowns and early harp on the reverse, dated to 1696 on the reverse, Spink 3520.
Created on: Sunday 15th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-760526
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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A cast copper alloy oval penannular brooch with the complete pin still attached. The length of the pin suggests that it was designed to fit transversely across the long length of the oval frame.The brooch frame is sub-circular in section, with two flattened terminals each rolled back into a spiral in the centre of one long side of the brooch, leaving a small gap in the circumference. The pin is made of copper alloy wire, pointed at one end, and flattened at the other end where it is loosely secured to the frame of the brooch by being wound around it. The brooch still has a smooth patin…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-75AA73
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Silver half vintem (10 reis) of Joao III of Portugal (1502-1557) minted between 1538 and 1557. The combination of obverse (four small shields in a cruciform pattern surrounding a central shield) and the reverse (a cross fleuretty) and the first four letters of the name IOAN[...] appear on the coins of John III of Portugal. Although the same designs of obverse and reverse appear on the coins of his predecessor, John II of Portugal, John II's name appears spelt as IOHANNES, whereas John III's name appears as IOANES, which appears to match the legend on this coin. The diameter of this coi…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-7414D4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper milled farthing of Charles II (1660-1685), dated to 1674 on the reverse, Spink 3394.
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-73B69E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver cur half of a voided long cross penny of Henry III (1216-1272), Class IIIa (1248-1250). The mint is Gloucester and the moneyer is ION. ION was one of four moneyers in Gloucester whose name appears on coins of Class IIb to Class IIIc. The legend on the obverse is hENRICVS REX.III, a version which was introduced with Class III, and this combined with the form of the beard (four small pellets on either side of a larger central pellet on the chin) and the lack of a sceptre or hand in the portrait puts it in Class IIIa. The inscription on the reverse reads ION/[ON/GLO]VCE, so it can …
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-7299C5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver long cross penny of Edward II (1307-1327), Class 11b3 (1312-1314), with small faced, closed 'E' and 'C' with pointed backs, no contraction marks. Mint of Canterbury.
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-3F2A7F
Object type: DRESS PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy dress pin with a hollow spherical head that has been cast around a clay core, still surviving within the head and visible through a hole on one side. The sphere has a pattern of intersecting crosses of pairs of parallel incised lines that terminate in a double square at the apex of the head, with four pairs of intersecting petals emanating from the square on the top of the upper hemisphere. This pattern of petals also emanates from the base of the lower hemisphere, around another square which surrounds where the shaft is attached. The shaft of the pin has a collar bel…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-0D4B2D
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Copper alloy shield of France modern jetton under Charles VI (1380-1422), dating from 1385-c.1415/22, rosette stop after MARIA, struck at Tournai. Cf. Mitchiner p.177, no.452
Created on: Saturday 7th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-0D262A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver cut half of a short cross penny of Henry II (1154-1189), Class Ic (1185-1189), moneyer Ricard, Oxford mint, Mass plate 24, no.638.
Created on: Saturday 7th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-0CF4CD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver twopence of James II (1685-1688), dated to 1686 on the reverse, Spink 3416, perforated for suspension.
Created on: Saturday 7th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-079B27
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Silver denier of Charlemagne, Carolingian King of the Franks, (AD 768-814), Class III (c.AD 793-812). Minted at Melle, France. Cf. Grierson and Blackburn, 1986, p.544, pl.42, no.923
Created on: Saturday 7th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-E32F13
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small copper alloy buckle plate with a gilded front face, made of a piece of sheet metal folded over to fasten onto the bar of a buckle, with a semi-circular recess cut out to hold the pin. There are two copper alloy rivets set longtitudinally to fasten the buckle plate on to a leather strap, a fragment of which is still caught between the front and back plate. The plate itself is tapered from the buckle end and rounded at the opposite end. Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar buckle plate with a tapered end on p.27, no.133, which is dated from c.1300-1500 Egan & Pritchard (200…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Saturday 7th July 2018
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