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Record ID: NMGW-600111
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead pilgrim's ampulla of 14th to 16th century date The ampulla is near-complete, missing the loops and with some damage to the mouth and neck (with a length of 60.5mm and a weight of 78.1g). The mouth is moderately expanded (with a width of 29.5mm) and is partially open. The sides of the neck are straight and convergent to the body of the ampulla. The stubs of the missing loops are evident on both sides, beginning at the base of the neck (with a length of 11mm - 13mm). The neck is oval sectioned (with a maximum depth of 14.4mm) and is without any discernible decoration. The…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-5DED1E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight, probably of medieval or post medieval date The weight is complete or near-complete, of circular form and of rectangular section (29.5mm diameter and 10.2mm maximum thickness). The upper face is decorated with a cross in cast relief; the cross is enhanced with pellets at the end of each arm and with a central pellet. One quadrant of the edge of the face has a raised border, which may be miscast or truncated in the other quadrants. The base of the weight is has a few irregular depressions but is otherwise flat. The weight currently weighs 47.42g, equivalent to 1.67 ounces (0…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-5CA592
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead cloth seal The seal is of uncertain form and the fragmentary remains of two discs are represented, now oval (with a surviving, length of 18.7mm, a surviving width of 13.0mm, a depth of 4.0mm and a weight of 4.3g). The face has a partial inscription preserved: EDWA[ ], indicating Edward, within a beaded border and the device at the centre has a trefoil at the apex, possibly a component of a crown but little of the device now survives.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-5BC47F
Object type: TAG
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible post medieval lead hooked tag of 18th century date The hooked tag is incomplete and distorted, missing the hook (with a surviving length of 21.1mm and a weight of 3.0g). The tag had a rectangular attachment loop at one end, now distorted. At the centre is a circular boss (4.0mm diameter) with cast decoration comprising a raised concentric knurled ring, inside of which are five raised ring-and-dot motifs at the centre. At the base is the stub of the presumed hook, now missing. Iron wire appears to have been contained within the lead and has corroded on to the surface in areas.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-498429
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead cloth seal, probably of 17th century The cloth seal is of two-part type and is complete (with an overall length of 21.3mm, a thickness of 4.1mm and a weight of 6.2g). The discs are circular (with a diameter of 16mm - 17mm) and the rear disc with flattened rivet is and is not stamped. The front disc has a design with a possible SPI, where the upright of the 'P' in incorporated into a sideways orientated '&' and all within a beaded border. It has not been possible to identify the seal marks but the general form may be best paralleled with clothiers', weavers' …
Created on: Monday 2nd March 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-07268F
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early medieval, Viking weight of 9th or 10th century date The weight comprises a cut fragment of ornamental enamelled copper alloy metalwork set into a lead base and is near-complete, missing much of the enamel (with a weight of 116.3g). The lead base is flat and sub-oval (36.5mm x 27.5mm) and the sides are slightly concave and convergent to the top face with a sub-rectangular section (19.0mm thick). A decorated enamelled copper alloy mount, now of sub-triangular form is surmounted into the lead (27mm long and 19mm wide). The mount is decorated with geometric motifs. The lower mo…
Created on: Friday 27th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-0555D7
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead powder cap of 17th century date The cap is near-complete but is distorted (with a distorted mouth diameter of 25.9mm, x 14.2mm, a base diameter of 16-19mm, a width, including lugs of 26.8mm, a height of 17.4mm and a weight of 14.0g). Both lugs are present (with a width of 6.8mm, a length of 6mm and a thickness of 2mm). The mouth has no external mounding but ribs are evident running along the face between the lugs. The surface is heavily corroded with a pale white-grey corrosion and mid-grey metal.
Created on: Friday 27th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 30th June 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-DFB714
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead cloth seal of 17th century date The seal is sub-circular and may have been of two or four disc type with the connecting strips now missing (with a maximum diameter of 15.8mm, a thickness of 1.3mm and a weight of 1.3g). The disc has a crown above a harp and flanked each side by C - R, probably indicating an Irish alnage seal of Charles I (1625-49) or possibly Charles II (1660-1685). The rear is plain.
Created on: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-DF937E
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy badge of medieval date, probably a pilgrim badge representing Thomas Becket of 14th or 15th century date The badge is of circular, umbonate form and is incomplete, missing the pin and part of the rim (with a diameter of 26.4mm, a height of 6.1mm and a weight of 4.6g) probably representing a buckler. The outside of the rim is raised with a double-moulding, enhanced with raised pellets. The positions of the raised pellets corresponds with stubs around the edge, possibly from a larger openwork badge. At the centre is a raised boss (12.6mm diameter and 4.8mm high) with…
Created on: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-7456D6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead cloth seal of mid-17th to early 18th century date The seal is of two-disc type with the connecting strip now fragmentary (with a length of 19.0mm, a width of 11.0mm, a depth of 3.4mm and a weight of 2.7g). One of the discs has a crown above R(reversed) WR, indicating an alnage seal of William III. There is no design now discernible on the other disc.
Created on: Friday 20th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 20th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-3752B3
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead seal matrix of 12th or 13th century date The matrix is of pointed-oval form and is near-complete but is distorted (with a distorted length of 41.6mm, a width of 26.0mm, a thickness of 2.7mm - 3.7mm and a weight of 18.3g). The rear has a lug at its apex, (giving a maximum surviving depth of 8.6mm), which does not appear to be perforated and may have broken before the perforation. There is no suggestion of a rib or similar, descending from the lug. The seal die moderately clear and has a comparatively crude inscription. The central device is geometric, comprising thre…
Created on: Tuesday 17th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-20AF0B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Decorated lead weight of uncertain date, possibly medieval to post medieval The cast weight is circular (with a diameter of 46.9mm - 48.4mm) and is rectangular sectioned (with a thickness of 5.7mm). The face is decorated with a moulded whirligig device composed of raised arcing ribs. The weight currently weighs 78.05g, equivalent to 2.75312 ounces, possibly originally a three-ounce weight.
Created on: Monday 16th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-E25925
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead pyramidical pan weight of uncertain date The weight is complete (with a height of 37.6mm) has no means of attachment implying its use as a pan weight and weighs 111.0g; equivalent to 3.951 ounces. The base is rectangular (29.5mm x 19.5mm) and is slightly dished. The weight is broadly equivalent to a 4 ounce weight in medieval and post medieval weight systems.
Created on: Friday 13th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-A3661B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead cloth seal, probably of 17th century date The cloth seal is represented by one of the inner discs of a four-part seal. The disc is near-circular (with a distorted diameter of 36.9mm - 37.7mm, a thickness of 1.5mm and a weight of 13.6g). The design on the disc depicts an angel facing forward in pleated dress. She is holding a palm branch in the right hand (with extended arm) and possibly an hour-glass in the left hand (with the arm bent at the elbow). The encircling legend is no longer legible but would have read: [GLORIA IN EXCELSIS]. Tears at the base and apex…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-A07C44
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead powder cap of 17th century date The cap is near-complete but is distorted (with a distorted diameter of 29.3mm, x 13.1mm, a base diameter of 18-19mm, a width, including lugs of 28.2mm, a height of 18.4mm and a weight of 17.1g). Both lugs are present (with a width of 8.1mm, a length of 7mm and a thickness of 2mm). The mouth has an external mounding but no casting seams or ribs are evident.
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 10th July 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-1EF195
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Decorated lead weight of medieval to post medieval date The weight is of circular form (17.3mm diameter and 6.7mm deep) and weighs 12.8g (equivalent to 0.4515 ounce). The sides converge slightly to the base and is rounded. The top face has punched decoration, comprising a circular border. The interior is decorated with a shield device with a punched wavy outline. The interior of the shield contains three punched scallop shells. No other decoration is evident. The weight was likely to have been a half-ounce weight but of an uncertain weight system. The scallop shell is associat…
Created on: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-0D7882
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead seal matrix of possible 13th century date. The seal is incomplete with peripheral damage and part of the edge near the apex with the start of inscription has been lost. The seal matrix was of circular form (of 25.7mm diameter and weighing 6.8g). There is a trunvcated semi-circular lug, probably the remnants of a perforated suspension lug (5.5mm in length, 3.5mm in width and 4.1mm in depth). The reverse has a central rib running the length of the reverse. The die has a relatively simple geometric floral motif consisting of eight evenly spaced, arms or petals. The sea…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-0D61AC
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead seal matrix of 12th to 14th century date. The seal is near-complete but heavily-corroded and worn and was of pointed oval form (30.6mm long, 20.2mm wide, 2.7mm deep and weighing 7.8g). On the reverse there is a rectangular lug at the apex (4mm in length, 5.4mm in width and 3.3mm in depth), probably the remnants of a perforated suspension lug. Beneath the lug is a rib, now worn and there is the suggestion that the rib defined a cross. The die has a geometric floral or star motif consisting of eight arms. The lengthwise arms are longer than the rest to accommodate t…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-66FDC8
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead pilgrim's ampulla of 14th to 16th century date The ampulla is near-complete, missing a mouth fragment and the loops (with a surviving length of 48.4mm and a weight of 53.5g). The neck is open (with a depth of 11.5mm) and there is a tear damage on the obverse face (with a maximum width of 22.1mm). The stubs of both missing loops are evident (with a lengths of 13mm). The obverse face is convex while the reverse face is flat on both the neck and body. The body of the ampulla is curved (giving a maximum width of 33.6mm). The obverse face has bold radiating ribs produ…
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 26th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-632096
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead cloth seal of late 16th to early 17th century date The seal is of two-part form and is incomplete missing some of the an area of the perforated disc (with a diameter of 24.4mm, a thickness of 3.9mm and a weight of 5.3g). The obverse face has a crowned shield, quartered with three fleur-de-lys devices and three lions, passant in opposing quarters. The detail on the dexter part of the shield has been lost. The shield and crown are in a beaded border with a legend, now indecipherable. The only part of the legend that can be read on the seal: [ ]I' PAO[ …
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 26th January 2015
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