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Record ID: HESH-4E4964
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete plated copy of a silver Roman denarius of Didius Julianus (AD 193), dating to the period AD 193 (Reece period 10). CONCORD MILI[T] reverse type depicting Concordia standing front holding a legionary eagle and standard. Mint of Rome. As RIC IV.1, p. 15, no. 1.
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4E37FC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy coin. Radiate of Carausius (AD 286-293) (Reece period 14). Obverse description: Radiate bust draped and cuirassed right. Obverse inscription: IMP CAR(AV)SIVS P AVG - AV slightly blundered Reverse description: Salus standing left feeding snake at altar and holding vertical sceptre Reverse inscription: SALV[S AVG] RIC V, pt 2, p. 541, no. 985
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-90B4CC
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A nearly complete hone or whetstone of undetermined date, probably Medieval or later but an earlier date should not be ruled out. The stone is rectangular in plan, profile and section. The whetstone is formed from a reddish grey, coarse grained grit/sandstone. The side surfaces show distinct bedding planes within the matrix. The edges and the tip are all worn with at least one distinct grinding sharpening surface is present. Whetstones are used for long periods in the agricultural landscape and a medieval or later date is preferred The stone is 83.2mm length, 40.1mm width, is 24.2mm t…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: HESH-8810FE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
West Hope Deserted Medieval Village Project Site Summary: A fieldwalked assemblage of material from several adjacent fields in the West Hope area of the Corve Dale, South Shropshire. The site has been classified as a deserted or heavily shrunken medieval village based on the high percentage of domestic pottery vessels (especially cooking pots) which date from the late 12th - 14th centuries (AD1150 - c.1350) Overview Five rim sherds of local earthenware pottery most probably from similar thin walled domestic vessels. The sherds are undiagnostic and therefore due to their size the si…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: HESH-76F1ED
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy bi-convex decorated spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD); most probably medieval date (AD 1300-1550). The spindle whorl is circular in plan and bi-convex in profile. Both faces have a cast rim around the edge and also a similar rim around the circumference of the inner hole. The central hole is broadly circular and has been cast / set slightly off centre; it has an internal diameter of 8.8mm. The upper and lower faces are decorated with the same design - this consists of a series / chain of pellets radiating around the middle zone of each f…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston Rhyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-76E340
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late medieval or early post-medieval (1400-1600) chape from a dagger scabbard. The chape is made from folded copper-alloy sheet that has been crimped and hammered at the edges to create the form. It is an irregular sub-triangular shape in plan, with tapering edges and an irregular oval shape in cross section distorted by movement in the ploughsoil. The foot of the chape terminates in an oval shaped knop. TThe mouth of the chape is thickened and has a rounded shaped collar below this is a decorative double transverse ridge / band. The outer surface of the chape has also been tinned. T…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston Rhyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-76B3E8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy double looped buckle of probable post-medieval date (1550-1650). The buckle frame is complete and is broadly sub-rectangular in plan with a slight integrally cast central bar to which the corroded remnants of an iron pin are attached. The pin is attached to the central bar by the terminal being folded back upon itself. There are two slight swellings on the internal edge of the frame which could be interpreted as pin rests. The frame of the buckle is not decorated. There is also no evidence of an applied surface present. The buckle is a mid - light green co…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston Rhyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-761E38
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A struck Roman coin / nummus of probable post Diocletian reform coinage date - post AD 300 probably House of Constantine Obverse: Helmeted bust right
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston Rhyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-752D0E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The remains of a heavily eroded copper alloy Roman coin, most probably a sestertius of unknown 1st or 2nd century emperor. The surface of the coin has laminated and ais heavily pitted with much surface loss.
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hordley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-72CE2A
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy English style jetton, issued by Cornelius Lauffer, master 1658, died 1711. Obverse: bust of King Charles II (1660-1685), laureate, facing right. CAROLVS.II DG:MAG:BR.FRAN.ET HIB:REX. Reverse: crowned shield of Great Britain. COUNTERS CONR LAVFFERS RECH PFENING The jetton has a diameter of 28.9mm and weighs 3.38 grams Note: The coin has been pierced / nail bored (?) at 10 o'clock (hole positioned behind the head of the king) from the obverse to the reverse and the spall on the reverse has been hammered flat Michener (1988: 501) notes this type in passing referenc…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: HESH-722EF5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper composite fragment of uncertain function and date - most probably associated with a copper alloy spoon or knife of post medieval date. The artefact comprises a tapering stem broken at one end and terminating in a bulbous corroded head at the other. Positioned half-way along the tapering shaft is a rectangular block very similar to a post medieval knife cap. It is suggested that the tang would have been set within a wooden handle and surmounted by a knife terminal - the bulbous corroded element could be the remains of an external knop similar to that seen on apostle spoons…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ruyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-61EF1A
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast and wrought lead alloy badge of uncertain - most probably post medieval (1600-1800) date. The badge is irregular in form (being created from two square shapes aligned at 45 degree to form a star) and rectangular in cross section. The front face has eight evenly but irregularly spaced triangular points extending from a low central circular boss. The overall form is similar to that of a multi-petalled flower with each triangle being divided in half by an interlaced arc. The reverse face is uneven, two small circular scars are present - presumably these are the remai…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-602622
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Eardisland Excavation 2000-2010 Site Summary:Finds were made during the excavation of a mound in the grounds adjacent to the dwelling: Burton Court Eardisland. The trench in which the majority of artefacts were found measured 5 metres by 3 metres. The stratified assemblage of pottery is of regional importance being especially well preserved and evidence for a domestic non-castle medieval site dating from the twelfth to early thirteenth centuries (1100-1250) Site number:BC 01 Context number:102 Three unabraded rim sherds of Worcester Ware Fabri…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: HESH-5F7CCA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Eardisland Excavation 2000-2010 Site Summary: Finds were made during the excavation of a mound in the grounds adjacent to the dwelling: Burton Court Eardisland. The trench in which the majority of artefacts were found measured 5 metres by 3 metres. The stratified assemblage of pottery is of regional importance being especially well preserved and evidence for a domestic non-castle medieval site dating from the twelfth to early thirteenth centuries (1100-1250) Site number: BC 01 Context number: 102 Twwo abraded flat base sherds which conjoin alo…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: HESH-4A9931
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three nineteenth-century cast and machine pressed copper alloy livery buttons with identical designs, two incomplete and one complete. The buttons are circular in plan. The obverse on all three is convex and depicts the Walcot family crest - a Bull's / Bison's head with a coronet / crown around the middle / lower neck. The Bull is arising from a cushion. All three have stamped maker's details on the reverse which is concave, "P&S FIRMIN/153 STRAND LONDON/& 13 CONDUIT ST". The buttons are silvered on the front. There is a small cast stud on the reverse, on two of the buttons the…
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: HESH-4A73B2
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy harness fitting - strap fitting or buckle of later post medieval date (1750-1900). Cast rectangular single looped frame of rectangular section. One edge is thickened with an internally projecting rectangular tab of a sub-rectangular section. The harness is undecorated and in good condition, showing surface scratches but no major corrosion or damage. The robust construction may suggest use with horse or bridle harness. Length: 48.6mm, Width: 44mm, Height: 5.9mm, Weight: 46.3g Similar record: NLM-C309B3
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: HESH-730307
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Eardisland Excavation 2000-2010 Site Summary:Finds were made during the excavation of a mound in the grounds adjacent to the dwelling: Burton Court Eardisland. The trench in which the majority of artefacts were found measured 5 metres by 3 metres. The stratified assemblage of pottery is of regional importance being especially well preserved and evidence for a domestic non-castle medieval site dating from the twelfth to early thirteenth centuries (1100-1250) Site number:BC 01 Context number:103 A single rim sherd of local Herefordshi…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: HESH-83416C
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but abraded undecorated flat axe of Early Bronze Age date (c. 2000 - 1700 BC). The axe probably best fits within the Migdale metalworking tradition Type: Migdale - undecorated variant. These are dated to the Early Bronze Age (EBA phase II / III), of metalworking stage IV-VI, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 2-3 circa 2250 - 1900 CAL. BC. The flat axe is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a narrow butt evenly expanding sides that extend to a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile the axe is broadly lentoid / lenticular, with tapering ends. In cross section th…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Craven Arms', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-43BC8C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian (AD 364-378) Reverse type: Victory advancing left holding wreath SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE. Reece period 19. Possibly from the Rome mint ([S]M? heart/ leaf RP)
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: HESH-301602
Object type: SUNDIAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy pocket sundial of Post-Medieval date (c. AD 1750 - 1850). It is broadly circular in plan and rectangular in profile. The chapter ring is engraved in Roman numerals, and supports an engraved bridge holding the gnomon (vane) which has been lost; the bridge has been broken and is partially missing. Such pocket sundials were introduced in the middle of the 18th century. The reverse of the sundial has incised concentric circles. It has sustained damage in the soil and has been heavily abraded. It has an uneven surface patina and is green and brown in colour. It m…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
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