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    • Institution: HESH
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Record ID: HESH-7AFF7B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
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A small square shaped gold coloured possibly gold (and copper) alloyed piece of casting waste / manufacturing offcut from thick sheet / ingot of uncertain date. The metal is flat and rectangular in section; one edge has a very slight bevel to it whilst the other three have cut edges. Theer is no sign of saw marks and it looks to have been cut with a cold chisel - or been snapped. Two of the cut edges have a slightly corroded surface whilst the upper and lower ones have small pit marks. No obvious nick marks or cutting can be seen on any surface and the form of the ingot is not diagnost…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-681CCB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Telford and Wrekin
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An incomplete artefact of unknown date and function; it is most likely to be part from a knife handle (counter weight) of post medieval date. The plate is an irregular octagonal shape (square with the corners removed) and rectangular in cross section. Through the centre is a rectangular slot (7.8mm x 2.6mm). The upper surface is plain and undecorated whilst the lower has a series of scratched marks - most probably through movement in the soil. The piece is a mid-grey colour and is most likely to be a lead alloy. A direct parallel has not been found. The artefact measures 27.4mm long, …
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rodington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-677681
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
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A cast lead alloy representation of a human index finger of uncertain date. The artefact is realised in three dimensions and is broadly conical (D shaped) in plan and oval in cross section. It represents the tip of the index finger being cut off above the first knuckle. It is formed in three dimensions with a clearly delineated nail, cuticle and finger. On the lower edge of the front face is a additional irregular piece of lead which masks the lower left area. The underside is oval in shape with a slight depression at the mid-point. The artefact has a mid-grey colour with a well forme…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-90B4CC
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
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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-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-5D2C4A
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large hand wrought iron nail with a large boss like square shaped head with a distinctive D shaped cross section. The shank of the nail is square and broken. The surface of the nail suffers from active laminating corrosion. A direct parallel has not been found, but the shear size suggests that it was not for domestic furniture, instead it is suggested that it might be an iron nail from a studded timber door, or possibly from a boat. A date is also difficult to suggest - it is possibly ancient but as it is hand made it could date from as late as 1900. The iron nail measures, 50.3mm len…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'River Perry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9BE07B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead, or lead alloy, spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 1 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular. There is a sub-circular perforation which is 7.07mm diameter which is located off-centre. One face is convex, the other is flat and both are not visibly decorated. The surfaces of the spindle whorl are a light cream in colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-medieval periods. However, this undecorated example is very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Record ID: HESH-9898F0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead, or lead alloy, spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD 1 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and bi-convex in profile. There is a sub-circular perforation which is 10.43mm diameter which is located off-centre. Neither of the faces are not visibly decorated. The surfaces of the spindle whorl are a light cream to grey in colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-medieval periods. However, this undecorated example is very difficult to date precisely without other eviden…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Record ID: HESH-9F2773
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Telford and Wrekin
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A cast lead or lead alloy weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (c. AD 1 - 1650). The weight is broadly oval in plan and sub-triangular (conical) in cross section, although the edges are irregular. The central hole is broadly circular and has been cast / set slightly off centre; at the bottom of the weight the hole has been squashed and is an elongated oval shape. The diameter of the hole measures 2.9mm at the apex. There is no evidence of cast or incised designs present however there is a circular indentation on one of the sides which could indicate that it was used as a cap or there …
Created on: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waters Upton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9C0C33
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hampshire
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An irregular cast lead alloy vessel repair (pot mend) of probably Roman, Medieval or Post-Medieval date (c. AD 50 - 1800). In plan the repair is irregular and has a slight H shaped section. There are no remnants of pottery within the H shaped section. These types of mend were used during many different periods. Part of the surface has been abraded in the ploughsoil. The vessel repair measures 31.3mm length, 25.6mm width is 10.3mm thick and weighs 30.6grams. The H section has a groove of variable width - 2.9mm at its widest.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hurstbourne Priors', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-E1EA79
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
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A piece of copper-alloy casting waste of unknown date. It is irregular in plan and profile and light - mid green in colour. The casting waste was found in a location where predominently Roman and Medieval finds have been recovered. It measures 23.7mm in length, 20.7mm in width and 11.4mm in thickness. The waste weighs 15.7grams.
Created on: Monday 24th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cleobury Mortimer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-E14A52
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular cast lead alloy vessel repair (pot mend) of probably Roman, Medieval or Post-Medieval date (c. AD 50 - 1800). In plan the repair is irregular and has an abraded H shaped cross section. There are no remnants of pottery within the H shaped section. These types of mend were used during many different periods. The vessel repair measures 15.9mm length, 13.5mm width, is 7.7mm thick and weighs 3.2grams. The H section has a groove of variable width - most regularly 5.3mm wide.
Created on: Monday 24th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cleobury Mortimer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-E1411D
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular cast lead alloy vessel repair (pot mend) of probably Roman, Medieval or Post-Medieval date (c. AD 50 - 1800). In plan the repair is irregular and has an abraded H shaped cross section. There are no remnants of pottery within the H shaped section. These types of mend were used during many different periods. The vessel repair measures 21mm length, 16.6mm width is 14.4mm thick and weighs 17.4grams. The H section has a groove of variable width - most regularly 5.3mm wide.
Created on: Monday 24th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cleobury Mortimer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-E1332A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular cast lead alloy vessel repair (pot mend) of probably Roman, Medieval or Post-Medieval date (c. AD 50 - 1800). In plan the repair is sub-circular and has an abraded H shaped cross section. There are no remnants of pottery within the H shaped section. These types of mend were used during many different periods. The vessel repair measures 23.6mm length, 20.1mm width is 7.8mm thick and weighs 14.3grams. The H section has a groove of variable width - most regularly 1.4mm wide.
Created on: Monday 24th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cleobury Mortimer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-E9EE24
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead-alloy weight of Medieval to Post-Medieval date (c. AD 1300 - 1700). The weight is broadly circular in plan and sub-rectangular in section. One of the faces has an off centre protrusion and the side of the weight has low relief vertical ridges. There is an indentation on the side of the weight, possibly from the casting process; a second indentation on the underside of the weight could be from plough damage. Both faces have no visible decoration. The weight has a mid to light brown surface patina. The weight measures 24.4mm in diameter, 13.5mm thick and …
Created on: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: HESH-E94188
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead or lead-alloy weight of Medieval to Post-Medieval date (c. AD 1300 - 1700). The weight is broadly circular in plan and sub-rectangular in section. One of the faces has a raised sub-circular feature. Both faces are undecorated and have linear abraisions possibly from plough damage. The weight has a light brown surface patina. The weight measures 33.2mm in diameter, 8.1mm thick and weighs 63.1grams (2.2oz).
Created on: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: HESH-6CA208
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular cast lead alloy vessel repair (pot mend) of probably Roman, Medieval or Post-Medieval date (c. AD 50 - 1800). In plan the repair is broadly oval and has an abraded H shaped cross section. There are no visible remnants of the vessel. These types of mend were used during many different periods. The vessel repair measures 28.7mm length, 18.5mm width, is 9.5mm thick and weighs 20.2grams.
Created on: Friday 17th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abdon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0874E5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy unidentified object from Medieval to Post-Medieval period (AD 1400 - 1700). The object is irregular in plan and profile. Some areas of abrasion show signs of tinning. It is heavily corroded and has a mid/dark green patina across most of the surface. The objects if 45.7mm in length, 23.1mm at its widest point, 8.9mm at its thinnest point and 8.6mm at its thickest point. It weighs 22.9grams.
Created on: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-06EED4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead-alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Medieval (AD 1200-1450). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and has a low bi-convex cross section / profile. The hole has been cast slightly off centre. The spindle whorl is undecorated. There is an even mid-brown patina across the surface and a lighter grey/brown patina where the surface has been abraded. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such as pottery). The design on this example i…
Created on: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hordley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8D9966
Object type: WIRE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval to Modern copper-alloy section of wire. It is variable in section and crimped at the ends. The wire is dark grey in colour with a light brown patina across most of the surface; where the metal has been abraded, there is orange/red corrosion. The wire measures approximately 176.6mm in length, the width between the ends is 81.2mm, 3.7mm at the thickest point and 1.8mm at the thinnest point. It weighs 13.3grams.
Created on: Wednesday 25th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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