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Record ID: NCL-61D9B2
Object type: BOWL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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A medieval to post-medieval copper alloy bowl  The bowl has a flange around the circumference with 4  subrectangular nail holes. 4 have corroded square headed iron nail in situ. It appears that the flange was attached with nails to surface with an iron ring above the flange. Part of the iron ring that sat above the flange remains but is heavily corroded,  The bowl has an outside diameter of 210mm and an inside diameter of 180mm. the depth is 74.21mm. It weighs 407.06g
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2022
Last updated: Saturday 18th June 2022
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Record ID: NCL-DF3553
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, copper alloy, Later Short Flanged axehead of the Lisset Type, dating to the middle Bronze Age, BC 1300-1200. A probable type Lissett metalworking phase (Schmidt and Burgess, 1981,100; plate 48, numbers 616-620).The axe is subrectangular, with a square butt which has been damaged. There is differential wear on the axe blade indicating that the axe has been used. The septem, the area between the flanges, terminates in a faint shield like depression. The casting flashes or seams have been removed and hammered flat. There is an notab…
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: NCL-11DB8B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman radiate of unclear type, possibly of Claudius II or similar, dating to the period c.AD 260-275 (Reece period 13) Obverse: IMP C[…], Radiate and cuirassed(?) bust right Reverse: […]RCI, Unclear standing figure left, probably Fides? Prototype of the mint of Rome.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 4th May 2022
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Record ID: NCL-9147B0
Object type: FOB
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible copper alloy fob with red and blue enamel decoration. The mount is circular with 4 small openwork sections, which give the object the form of a broad equal-armed cross sitting within a circle. Around the outer edge of the fob are small enamelled cells which are coloured alternatly red and blue. Most of these cells are now missing, and it is not possible to estimate the number of cells that would have originally been present. Inside the circumferential decoration, at the end of each arm of the cross there are further decorated enamelled cells. These form two distinct pa…
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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Record ID: NCL-8FFF9E
Object type: HARNESS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy sub-rectangular object which is possibly an inlay from a post medieval harmess fitting. The object is decorated with 2 parallel inlaid wavy lines which run along the length of the object. The resulting raised areas appear as 2 parallel rows of dog tooth decoration along the two long edges, while the central raised areas appear as 5 diamond shaped areas. Dimentions; Weight 6.04g; Length 46.02mm; Width 11.14mm; thickness 2.16mm
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 31st May 2022
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Record ID: NCL-80B583
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy simple terret ring dating to the Late Iron Age/Early Roman period (AD 43 -150). The curved fragment has broadly circular section which expands in diameter from one end to the other from a diameter of 7.20mm to 10.11mm. At each end there is a circular collar-formed terminal. At the small diameter end the collar has a diameter of 8.45mm, while at the large diameter end the collar is 12.17mm. There is a single knop approximately a third of the way along the fragment, closets to the thickest diameter of the object.  The object …
Created on: Tuesday 26th April 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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Record ID: NCL-7C60CD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A New England three pence piece, issued by colony of Massachusetts, North America, of the 'Oak Tree' type, The coin is pierced at about the 2 o'clock point and clipped almost symmetrically around part of its circumference. The coin has part of a date on it 165[?] hoverer the last number has been removed by the piercing, Though dated '1652', such coins tend to be attributed to the period c. 1667 - c. 1674 AD. The argument is that the date either alludes to the foundation of the mint at Massachusetts or fixes a point during the British Commonwealth thus legitimising the colo…
Created on: Tuesday 26th April 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 26th April 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Ebchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-1E0278
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn copper-alloy Roman dupondius of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period c.AD 128-129 (Reece period 6). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure left, possibly Hilaritas? Mint of Rome. cf. RIC II.3, p. 142, cf no. 990 for a possible parallel.
Created on: Wednesday 26th January 2022
Last updated: Thursday 27th January 2022
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Record ID: NCL-FE85ED
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold quarter noble of Henry V (1413-1422) type F, annulets next to shield with a trefoil to the L and a mullet to the R, date is 1413-20 North (1991) no.1383. Lis above shield and in centre of reverse. Mullet after first word, and annulet after second word. Struck 1413-22.
Created on: Tuesday 25th January 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 26th January 2022
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Record ID: NCL-72E431
Object type: SCOOP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete wooden spoon or scoop of probable Post-Medieval date. It is hand carved. It measures 246mm in length and 70mm wide across the bowl. The handle is oval in cross-section and measures 20mm wide and 32mm deep, flaring towards the bowl. The bowl of the scoop has a pointed oval form, with an indentation approximately 45mm deep. There are traces of a black substance in the bowl. Found in anaerobic conditions. This kind of large spoon or scoop has a wide range of uses, and the form remains constant over a long period. Michael Bamforth suggests that the robust form of this exampl…
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 7th September 2021
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Record ID: NCL-BBBF49
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver Roman Republican denarius, probably of the moneyers C. Gargonius or M. Vergilius, dating to the period c.86 BC (Reece period 1). Reverse type depicting Jupiter in a quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt. Mint of Rome. cf. RRC p. 364, nos. 350A/1-2.
Created on: Tuesday 17th August 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 24th May 2022
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Record ID: NCL-BBB6E3
Object type: LINKED PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete probable cast copper-alloy gilded head originating from an Anglo-Saxon linked pin. Only part of the head of the pin survives. Such pins date to c. 720-800 AD. The entire front of the pinhead was originally gilded, though on the higher points of the object this has now largely worn away, surviving primarily in the recesses of the chip-carved design. Only a sub-triangular section of head survives, the neck and shank itself are missing. The outer edge shows the arc of the circular pin head, which would have had a full diameter of approximately 22mm. There is a small …
Created on: Tuesday 17th August 2021
Last updated: Thursday 19th May 2022
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Record ID: NCL-AB2669
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete cast biconical spindle whorl of medieval or post-medieval date. On one side, the whorl is decorated with 5 radial lines, interspersed with 5 sets of three pellets arranged in a triangular pattern. The other side is similar, but with six sets of lines and pellets. Diameter 27.20 mm, height 7.99 mm, weight 23.69 g. The perforation 11.65 mm in diameter, which may suggest a medieval date, given the thicker spindles in use during this period (Walton Rogers, 1997, p.1731).
Created on: Wednesday 4th August 2021
Last updated: Thursday 5th August 2021
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Record ID: NCL-FFCEE2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Post Medieval shilling of William III (1694-1702), minted at london and dated 1696 on the coin. The obverse shows a laureate and draped bust right. Inscription: GVLIELMVS · III · DEI · GRA. The reverse shows four crowned shields in a cruciform arrangement, surrounding a lion. Inscription: MAG· BR·FRA· ET·HIB· REX·16 96·. Edge milled. The coin measures 21mm in diameter and 0.7mm thick. It weighs 2.9g.
Created on: Thursday 15th July 2021
Last updated: Thursday 15th July 2021
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Record ID: NCL-EA6E01
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy domed mount with a corroded iron backing of probable later medieval to post-medieval date (1450-1650), probably a boss from a bridle bit. The mount consists of a copper alloy plate over an iron core, the plate curves over the core at the edges. The copper alloy plate has deep cracks, probably caused by the expansion of the iron core as it corrodes. The mount is sub-circular in plan with a central raised conical dome or boss. Iron on the back of such mounts is sometimes accounted for as remnants of the cheek piece (see for example SUR-44180F). In this case, the copper al…
Created on: Wednesday 14th July 2021
Last updated: Thursday 29th July 2021
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Record ID: NCL-D9EF96
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Post Medieval groat of Mary (1553-5). Mint of London. The obverse shows an indistinct and worn bust left. Legend: MARIA D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGI. The reverse has a square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Mint mark of a pomegranate appears at the end of the first word of the legend. Legend: VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA.
Created on: Tuesday 13th July 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 13th July 2021
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Record ID: NCL-714C78
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete cast lead weight of medieval to post-medieval date. The weight is annular, with a central moulded aperture of diameter 8.25mm. Shrinkage lines around the hole on one side suggest this was cast in an open mould. The hole is off-centre, indicating a function as a weight, rather than a spindle whorl.
Created on: Thursday 8th July 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 18th August 2021
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Record ID: NCL-5BD2B5
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete Iron Age to Roman toggle of the dumb bell type. c. 100 BC - AD 100. The toggle is of the dumbell type comprising two globular hemispherical terminals joined by a waisted central circular shaft. Integral raised collars are present where the shaft and terminals meet. These collars are decorated with a series of incised lines, perpendicular to the line of the cuff. It has a diameter of 12.29 mm, is 24.06mm long and measures 6.43mm at the narrowest point of the waist. It weighs 14.96g. The metal has dark green/brown patination. Many similar toggles are recorded on…
Created on: Wednesday 7th July 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2021
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Record ID: NCL-589E53
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval silver groat of Henry VIII (1509-47). First coinage. Minted in London: mintmark portcullis. Obverse crowned portrait right. Legend: HENRIC VIII DI GRA REX AGL Z FR. Reverse: A squared shield bearing the royal coat of arms, quartered by a long cross fourchee. Inscription: (portcullis)POSVI / DEV : A/DIVTOR/E : MEV. Die axis 3 o'clock
Created on: Wednesday 7th July 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 7th July 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Bedburn area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-D91DE4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and damaged Post Medieval groat of Mary (1553-5). The obverse shows an indistinct and worn bust left. Legend: [MARI]A D G A[N]G FRA [Z] HIB [REGI]. The portion of the coin containing the crown is missing. The reverse has a square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Legend: [VERITAS] TEMPORIS FILIA.
Created on: Thursday 1st July 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 17th August 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thirston area', grid reference and parish protected.


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