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Record ID: LANCUM-6715DD
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
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Medieval ceramic vessel rim sherd with light abrasion. The fabric is a buff reduced gritty ware with a grey core, and be scratched with a pin. The exterior has a scar from where a strap handle has been and degraded remnants of a splash glaze. The fabric has numerous, mostly quartz or quartzite, inclusions and occasional voids, some linear voids up to 7mm in length, but both mostly about 1mm in size..The sherd has been shaped by pushing a thumb out from the interior to produce a rounded ridge and it was onto this that a handle had been attached. The original vessel was probably somethin…
Created on: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockermouth area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DD1CB8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Post medieval copper alloy finger ring. The ring is complete but has been damaged by corrosion. However there are still remnants discernible of a foliate decoration. Though often associated with the seventeenth century, this style of ring was manufactured into the nineteenth century. Dates from c1600 to c1900 AD. The diameter is 20mm, the thickness 4mm, and the weight is 1.58g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-DD0854
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
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Medieval, white metal coated, copper-alloy buckle plate. It is of a sub-rectangular composite construction, consisting of two plates held together by a domed rivet at its widest end. The buckle loop & pin are absent. The outer face of the outer plate is white metal coated and punched with a dotted border to the two longest edges and with a sinuous vine decoration running from the narrowest end to the widest. There is a speckled area, probably representing foliage, near the bottom, with a small bud approximately half way up and another just under the rivet. The punched line continue…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-DCFEBD
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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Post Medieval copper alloy pipe tamper. The almost complete objects consists of the plain circular tamper itself with a quadruple collared stem terminating in a hand grasping the middle of the stem of a clay pipe. The mouthpiece end of the stem is now lost. The pipe is typical of the period from c1600 to c1920 AD. The length is 50mm, the width 34mm, thickness 12mm, and the weight is 21.10g. Similar examples on the database include LVPL-C04FE3, WMID-B907D3, BERK-2D6663, and SOM-0D0144.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-DCF5E4
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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Post Medieval lead or lead alloy bifaced object fragment, possibly from a toy or maybe some sort of commemorative or propaganda piece. The decoration is raised and similar on both faces. In consists of a slightly curved lattice toward the outer edge and a pattern of six sided lozenges toward the centre. The boundary between the two areas of decoration is divided by a raised line & there is a further continuous line dividing the two areas. Style, material and method of manufacture suggest a date of production between c1600 an c1800 AD. The length is 25mm, the width 21mm, and the wei…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-DCEF8B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Late post medieval lead or lead alloy biface token from the German town of Borna. It is complete but heavily worn.Borna is in the Free State of Saxony, and is capital of the Leipzig district. There are many paper tokens referring to the mining in the town and also some transport tokens such as tram tokens. The token is probably a late eighteenth or nineteenth century version of mining, or perhaps mill, token in lead alloy rather than paper or copper alloy. There are relief inscriptions and a remnant beaded border on both faces. The inscription on the obverse is BORNA. The inspection o…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-DCD6AA
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Late Post Medieval to Early Modern copper alloy toy, or miniature, flat or sad iron. It may originally have been part of the furnishings of a doll's house. Shield shaped stove top irons were typical of the late Victorian period so a toy one would probably date to between c1840 and c1940 AD. The length is 35mm, the width 22mm, thickness 18mm, and the weight is 26.89g. A similar object on the database, though in a different material, is Kent-63C825.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-996F8D
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
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A purse bar arm dating from the later medieval to the early post-medieval period, c. AD1450-1550. The purse belongs to Ward Perkins Class A1 and is inscribed with a legend in niello. The other arm and the suspension loop and three roves are missing. The surviving arm is in fairly good condition. The roves on the ends of the bar would have secured the missing pivotting frame. There are two broken tabs and two holes on each side.The bar itself is inlaid with niello with the inscription [....]XGARLAR? OGGMIN[...] which appears to be a non-sensical inscription of either *OMATER/IhS/DEIMEM*…
Created on: Saturday 25th November 2017
Last updated: Saturday 25th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Windermere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-84A8B2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Copper alloy sexfoil mount probably dating from the later medieval period or the early post-medieval period, c 15th-16th century AD. The mount is small and very worn, with a sexfoil moulding on the obverse and two bent over lugs on the reverse for attaching it to a strap or belt. There is a perforation/hole right through the centre, possibly for attaching an ornament or additional decorative mount.
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Saturday 25th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ripon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-576D1B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Late Early Medieval to early Post Medieval, cast lead alloy or lead, biconical weight, probably a spindle whorl or net weight. There is worn decoration on both faces. The decoration consists of six pointed stars with pellets inside the points, arranged around the central perforation. In the "Finds Recording Guide", Geake (2001, p66) points out that: "The function of lead weights would have varied, from spindle-whorls to fishing weights to trade weights." She adds that spindle whorls should ideally be circular and must have a central perforation (ibid.). It is possible, therefore, tha…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-AFE4C3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A silver penny of Edward II class 10cf5b minted at Durham under Bishop Bek, cross moline dating to 1309-10 +EDWARDANGLDNShYB is the ob legend and CIVI/TAS/DVR/EME is the rev. The diameter is 17mm and the weight 1.17g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-AFD6C5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A silver short cross cut halfpenny possibly minted by Ledvlf of London which would indicate a Henry III class 7b-c dating from the 1230s-40 remains of LE with possible D after. The length is 19mm, the width is 9mm and the weight 0.56g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-AFCEA9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A silver penny of Edward II class 10cf5a1 angled backed C and E dating to c.1309-10 +EDWARANGLDNShYB is the ob legend and CIVI/TAS/LON/DON is the rev. The diameter is 17mm and the weight 1.13g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-AFC91B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A sovereign penny of Henry VII probably type 3 single pillar to throne dating to the 1490's [h]En[RIC DI] GRA REX [A]nG[L] is the ob legend and CIVI/[TAS//EBO/RACI is the rev. The diameter is 16mm and the weight 0.62g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-AFB151
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Richmond farthing of Charles I type 2 with the initial mark a pellet within an annulet dating to 1625-c.31AD. CARO:D:G[ MAG]:BRI: is the ob legend and FRA:ET HIB [R]EX is the rev. The diameter is 15mm and the weight 0.37g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-AFA35A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A 'gun money' Irish shilling of James II dating to 1689AD, the coin was minted in August IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA is the ob legend and 1689 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX is the rev. The diameter is 25mm and the weight 4.27g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-AF9CD8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of Edward I/II probably class 10cf3a1, broken lettering, minted at London and dating to 1307-09 +EDWAR[A]NGLDNShYB is the ob legend and CIVI/TAS/LO[N]/DON is the rev. The diameter is 19mm and the weight 1.30g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-AF8E2E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver penny of Edward II class 11b1 minted at London and dating to c.1312-c.1314 +EDWARANGLDNShYB is the ob legend and CIVI/TAS/LON/DON is the rev. The diameter is 19mm and the weight 1.34g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-61AF0F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Penny of Edward III dating from c. AD1352-55/6. Pre-treaty series D or E, minted at Durham under Bishop Hatfield. Obv: [+]E[DWAR]DVS REX ANGL[IE] Rev: CIVI/TAS/DVNE/[LmIE]
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Saturday 11th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Paythorne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-4D9D3B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval issue of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912-973) dating from the latter part of his reign. Obv: Small cross pattee / +IMPERATOR Rev: mint in two lines / STRASBURG Reference: EMC 2017.0308
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockermouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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