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Record ID: HESH-CFB739
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A Silver Penny of Edward II (AD 1307-1327), Long Cross (sterling) coinage, class 10cf3b (1307-1309), Obverse: Crowned bust facing. Crown formed with low central lis, bi-foliate, side fluers, and spear shaped ornament. Drapery is formed of edges, and there is a distinctive circular nick/punch on the left hand side of the neck. EDWA R ANGL D [NS HY]B Reverse: long cross divides fields and inscription, within each divided quarter there is 3 pellets VILL SCI EDMV[NDI] Weight: 1.34 grams, Diameter: 18.44mm, Die Axis: 9 o'clock Reference: North 1042/2
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chelmarsh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-CFA0B6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A Silver Penny (fragment) of Edward I (AD 1279-1307), Long Cross (sterling) coinage, class 4a (1282-83), Obverse: Crowned bust facing. Crown formed with high central lis, tri-foliate side fluers, and spear shaped ornaments. Comma shaped abbreviation mark EDW R A[NGL DNS]HWB Reverse: long cross divides fields and inscription, within each divided quarter there is 3 pellets [CIVI]TAS LON[DON] Weight: 0.81 grams, Diameter: 20.49mm, Width 11.29 Die Axis: 1 o'clock Reference: North 1023
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chelmarsh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A874B5
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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Cast copper alloy strap fitting of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is an octofoil shape in plan with four wide lobes interspaced by four small knops. The front face is flat and it is rectangular in section. The edges of the fitting are bevelled. The front face is undecorated but may have originally had a gilded applied surface. The reverse face is also flat and has two cast sub-rectangular projections (hooks) positioned on either edge of the fitting. These hooks pass through the strap leather and hold the fitting in place. A small section of mid grey black co…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A84E71
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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Cast copper alloy strap fitting of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is circular in plan and domed in profile. The front face is convex whilst the reverse is concave. The edges of the fitting are bevelled. The front face has been decorated with three concentric cast circles which are evenly spaced around a central circular boss. Small traces of an applied tinned finish are present on the front face of the fitting. The reverse face of the fitting is concave with two cast sub-rectangular projections (hooks) positioned on either edge of the fitting. These hooks wo…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-7DD0BC
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy single looped rectangular buckle of later medieval date (1300-1450). The frame of the buckle is rectangular in plan and oval in cross section. The buckle frame is complete; along one edge is a recessed and off-set strap bar which has an oval shaped cross section. The pin and plate are lost. The opposite long edge is thickened at the ends and narrowed at the mid point,the remains of a heavily corroded rolled sheet metal plate is present which is wrapped around teh frame to form a crude roller.There is no pin rest. IThe corners of the frame are thickened, and teh remai…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-7D858C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A cast copper alloy buckle frame of post-medieval date (1660-1720). The frame of the buckle is rectangular in plan with two central drilled holes to which an iron spindle / axis bar was fixed but is now lost. In profile the frame is slightly bowed. There is no evidence for a pin rest on the frame. The face of the buckle is decorated with vertical ribs on the short edges and linear grooves along the upper and lower edge - the exterior edge has a serated cock's comb projection. The buckle is dark grey colour. Similar examples to this buckle can be seen in Ross Whitehead's book 'Buckles 1…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-7D4082
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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Cast copper alloy two part buckle of post medieval date 1660-1720. The buckle frame is sub-rectangular with rounded corners in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. The frame is bowed in profile. It is drilled at the mid point to take an iron spindle which holds the cast metal pin and chape. The chape is broadly sub-rectangular in shape and tapers along its length - the terminal is lost but would have passed through cloth or leather. The reverse of the chape is marked I P or IB within a square shaped cartouche with a segmented circle above. The pin is complete and there is no res…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-68D418
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy bi-convex cast button of probable post medieval date (AD 1550 - 1700). The button is oval in shape and cross section. The upper surface is decorated with a series of cast raised bosses encircled by annulet raised rings. These are arranged in a decorative pattern consisting of a central boss which is encircled by a series of six evenly spaced bosses. The reverse / underside is not decorated A clear casting seam is present and from the lower edge the remains of a length of iron wire is present. In form the button is very similar to the late 'Tudor' composite silver pin …
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-683F1A
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very small fragment of cast lead alloy, most probably from the base of a pilgrims ampulla of medieval date (AD 1200-1450). The fragment is irregular in plan and profile. It comprises a small section of the upper face and lower curved edge of the artefact. The face is decorated with curvilinear ribs whose design extends onto the external edge and represents the shell of St James patron saint of pilgrims. The opposite face is lost. The artefact is a mid-white colour with an abraded and corroded surface patina. A direct parallel has not been found due to the small size of the piece and …
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-672253
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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An incomplete cast copper artefact of unknown function most probably of post medieval date (AD 1600-1800). The artefact is handmade being broadly rectangular in plan with four uneven sides and a square shaped hole through the centre (13.7mm x 14.5mm). It is undecorated although the upper and lower (top and bottom) faces differ both having slight or chamfered sides. It is possible that the central hole was formed by drilling the corners and using a file to shape. It has a mid-green well preserved thick patina although the surface is abraded by movement within the ploughzone. A direct p…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-66F840
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy strap fitting of later or post medieval date (AD 1400 - 1600). The fitting is irregular in plan, broadly rectangular with scalloped edges and tapering terminals. One terminal is broken away and the edge is patinated and eroded. The strap fitting is decorated by a series of transverse raised ridges dividing the plate into three parts. The central zone has the remains of an inscribed devise whose details are lost. The two flanking zones are each pierced at the mid-point and would have held small rivets to attach the plate to a box or leather strap. The rev…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-37FFD1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap fitting (belt mount) of probable post-medieval date (1600-1700). The strap fitting is irregular in plan (being broadly oval) and sub-rectangular in profile; the edges are bevelled / faceted. The overall decorative design consists of a decorative stylised human head shape depicted on a raised boss. The shape of the face is broadly oval with hair being depicted in a 'basin like' style. Around the central decorative boss the artefact is relatively plain and flat, The reverse face of the fitting is irregular but broadly flat and undecorated. Two cast sub-rectangular…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Diddlebury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-37DFE8
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy fragment from a strap fitting / belt mount of post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is irregular in plan having a semi-circular plate at the base from which emergeces a rectangular element which tapers and expands along its length. The sides are bevelled and there is no cast, applied or incised decoration. The reverse of the fitting is plain and undecorated - two projecting hooks extend from the median line both are folded back upon themselves and broken; these would have passed through the leather of the belt and have been folded back to secure it in plac…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-34FA8B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small fragment from a cast copper-alloy probable 'Winchester style' strap end of later Early Medieval (10th - 11th century) date. The strap end is incomplete and the upper and lower parts are lost. The damage appears to be old as the breaks are either corroded or patinated. Originally the strap end would have been rectangular (tongue shaped) with a rounded base and riveted attachment plate; what remains is the junction between strap and body of the plate. The remains of a single iron rivet is present on the bifurcated strap plate whilst the upper part of the decorated pierced is exta…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-34CBA6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy 'signet' finger ring with an incised / engraved seal matrix bezel of probable very late medieval or early post medieval date (AD 1400 - 1600). The hoop of the finger ring is incomplete and distorted - approximately 60% of the ring is complete. Originally it would have been an irregular D shape - often called stirrup-like in plan and the hoop has an angular D shaped cross section. The hoop flares (expands) toward the front and the shoulders of the ring have distinct angular expanded facets. The bezel is formed on a horizontal platform into which the design is incise…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A9CB9C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy bi-faced token. It is circular in plan and rectangular in profile.The upper face is decorated with a centrally positioned H with distinct flat topped serrifs. The reverse is decorated with a daisy wheel - flower formed of six lentoid hoops conjoined at the mid point / centre by a single raised pellet like boss. The weight has a grey coloured surface patina. One small area of one edge is lost due to a broken but corroded edge Diameter: 24.4mm, thickness: 3.7mm, weight: 8.06 grams
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pulverbatch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A8DEC6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy weight or large token. It is circular in plan and rectangular in profile.The upper face is decorated with a slight vertical cross which divies the flan evenly, a large pellet is positioned at the mid-point. This pellet is enclosed by a slight raised circumferential band positioned which runs around the middle part of the flan. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The weight has a cream grey coloured surface patina. Diameter: 35.6mm , thickness: 3.7mm, weight: 32.15 grams (1.1 oz or 496.5 grains)
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A8C81F
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy uniface token. It is circular in plan and rectangular in profile.The upper face is decorated with an uncertain scene depicting an irregular oval panel from which extends two pair of curving ribs which is positioned between the initials I E. The central device might be a crude winged heart The reverse is plain and undecorated. The token has a cream grey coloured surface patina. Diameter: 24.5mm , thickness: 2.6mm, weight: 8.20 grams
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A8BA5E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy uniface token. It is circular in plan and rectangular in profile.The upper face is decorated with an uncertain scene comprising of an cast central oval shape - possibly a helmeted head with a wedge shaped mouth and oval pellet shaped eye - the helmet is depicted with an ornate nose guard. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The token has a cream grey coloured surface patina. Diameter: 23.5mm , thickness: 1.9mm, weight: 4.83 grams
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A8A326
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy uniface token. It is circular in plan and rectangular in profile.The upper face is decorated with a vertical cross which divides the flan having single raised pellets within each divided quarter; at tthe centre of the cross is an additional pellet. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The token has a cream gre coloured surface patina. Diameter: 19.3mm , thickness: 2.8mm, weight: 3.27 grams
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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