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Record ID: NMGW-D051F5
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: MODERN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead alloy whistle of 19th century date, missing the internal ball.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-159973
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead alloy or pewter hawking whistle of Post medieval date, possibly dating from the 18th century. The whistle is cast in the form of a dog’s head with a wide collar decorated with a ring and dot design. The dog is biting on an iron pin, which presumably would have formed a suspension ring.
Created on: Monday 6th October 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3209
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated lead, or lead alloy, discoidal weight.. One side of the weight is decorated with a concentric circle and a series of radiating lines; the other side has been damaged, probably in antiquity, by two linear incisions. Diameter 33mm, maximum thickness 6mm, diameter of perforation 7mm, weight 43.0grams. Again, lead weights such as these are difficult to date and assign a specific function to. Excavated weights similar to this example date from the medieval period until the nineteenth century and a date at some point in this long range for this example is likely. Conventionally, p…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3210
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated lead, or lead alloy, conical weight. The upper surface of the weight is embellished with, now worn, cast decoration apparently consisting of a series of radiating panels and boss motifs. Probably a Tudor spindle whorl. Maximum diameter 31mm, thickness 12mm, diameter of perforation 8mm, weight 40.3 grams.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3208
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Crudely cast, freestanding lead, or lead alloy, discoidal weight. The upper side is inscribed with the letter "H" in a crude Roman capital; while the underside is inscribed with a linear design which may represent the letter "T" in a crude Roman capital. It is uncertain whether the letter forms are cast features or were incised after the weight was cast. Both sides of the weight have a raised rim. Diameter 34mm, maximum thickness 7mm, weight 46.1 grams. Lead weights such as these could have performed a variety of functions such as unofficial weights and measures used by traders and mer…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3383
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Crudely cast, undecorated and relatively small, perforated biconical lead, or lead alloy, weight, Maximum diameter 17mm, height 14mm, diameter of perforation 6mm, weight 18.1 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3384
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated biconical lead, or lead alloy weight. Although the weight's surface is corroded, both sides are visibly decorated with either a chevron or diagonal criss-cross design. On one side the design is also punctuated by a number of bosses. As well as the central perforation, one side of the weight is perforated by a second circular vois which connects with the central perforation. It is uncertain whether this second perforation is a deliberate feature or casting flaw. Maximum diameter 24.5-25mm, height 15.5mm, diameter of central perforation 7-9mm, diameter of secondary perforation…
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3385
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Undecorated, discoidal lead, or lead alloy, perforated weight. One side of the weight is flat whilst the other is slightly domed. Maximum diameter 20-21mm, height 6mm, diameter of central perforation 5.5mm, weight 13.7grams.
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3242
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated, domed, irregular-shaped lead weight. Diameter 25-27mm, thickness 18mm, weight 25.4 grams. Crudely cast weights like this example are difficult to date. Excavated examples range in date from the medieval period until the nineteenth century.
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-9B50A8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Trade weight - 1 ounce, Avoir dupois, actual current weight - 26.19g; from the time of James II, 1685-89
Created on: Wednesday 25th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-CFD536
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Five plain lead weights of uncertain date. Three circular flat weights (two of the circular flat weights have round impressions on one of the faces), one circular domed weight and one square weight. Dimensions (mm and g): Circular(1)-Diameter - 61, Thickness - 9, Weight - 210.4: Circular(2)- Diameter - 29.6, Thickness - 4.4, Weight - 30.9: Circular(3) - Diameter - 32.5, Thickness - 6.6, Weight - 46.1: Domed - Diameter - 28.0, Thickness - 8.5, Weight - 41.9: Square - Diameter - 29.1, Thickness - 6.4, Weight - 48.4
Created on: Tuesday 22nd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-D023F4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Plain lead weight of uncertain date. The weight is perforated near the top and is of irregular tapered cylindrical shape, intended for suspending on a line.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-7B8868
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy trade weight Half-ounce weight, probably with a crowned G (George I-II) English, 18th century Now 11.39g
Created on: Thursday 15th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 15th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-34BD83
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy trade weight With a crowned 'C' for Charles I (1625-49) or II (1660-85); sword for London Probably originally a 2-ounce weight 46.42g, corroded
Created on: Monday 24th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 24th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-48EC34
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy trade weight Charles I / II (1625-49 / 1660-85), indicated by a crowned-C, Sword and ewer for the London marks, possibly a worn 'A' at the centre for 'avoirdupois' 6.0g approximately equal to quarter-ounce weight avoirdupois (correct weight, pre-corrosion = 7.1g)
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-C7D7AE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight of uncertain date, probably medieval to post medieval The lead weight is of suspension type with an integral loop at the apex and is complete (with a length of 40.1mm). The loop is rectangular-sectioned (4.4mm thick and 13.3mm long) with a central, circular perforation (5.8mm diameter) and is now slightly distorted. The body of the weight is sub-circular with straight sides, diverging towards the base (with a minimum diameter of 11.7mm and a maximum of 19.8mm). The base is flat and has four perforations, which appear to emerge on the sides, above the base. These may h…
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Monday 1st December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-4965C9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy pan-weight of uncertain date The weight is circular and is rectangular sectioned (with a diameter of 15.5mm and a thickness of 3.3mm). The face is decorated a concentric ring and inner depression, possibly turned. The reverse is flat and has three punched indentations, possibly in a triangular arrangement. The surface has a mid-green patina with file marks evident on the underside. The weight now weighs 2.92g, equivalent to 0.103 ounce and it is possible that the weight was a one-eighth ounce weight under the Mercantile, Avoirdupois or Tower systems (equivalent to 3…
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-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-C87BDD
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval to post medieval lead weight, probably of 15th to 17th century date The lead weight is of 'nested' type and is complete with a sub-circular shape (with a maximum diameter of 33.0mm and a minimum diameter at the rim of 31.5mm)The mouth is flat-topped (2.6mm thick) and is not decorated. The sides are straight and angled outwards (giving the weight an external depth of 9.6mm and an internal depth of 6.5mm-7.8mm). The base is circular (of 21mm diameter) and there is no applied decoration on either the base or sides. The surface has a grey-brown corrosion. The weight weighs 1…
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-31D712
Object type: WEFT BEATER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished bone point, probably of medieval or post-medieval date. The implement is sub-rectangular in profile, with curved sides and flat faces. The tool tapers gently along its length, with a more pronounced taper and rounded profile near the tip. The end of the implement has been shaped to a diagonal. The point of the pin is missing, with a recent break. One of the faces displays a more porous bone structure, representing the inner face of the bone. The closest parallels to the implement are medieval bone pin-beaters used in textile manufacture similar to that found at Bedern, York (…
Created on: Friday 20th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW393
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Wall fragment of a cast copper alloy vessel with horizontal ridge. Unfortunately, the fragment is not large enough to determine the original form of the vessel with certainty but it is possibly from a tripod cauldron or skillet. Dimensions 64mm x 51mm, thickness 2.5mm, weight 34.1 grams. Medieval or Post-medieval in date.
Created on: Monday 30th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-0EFAA4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy zoomorphic mount, probably from a vessel handle or lid and of Early Roman date. The mount depicts a sitting quadruped with its front legs extending out in front of the body, and possibly representing a bear or a dog. The animal is naturalistic in style. The hair is depicted by incised lines over the body, except for the top of the back, where a rectangular panel is decorated with two incised diagonal crosses divided by a single incised line. On the rear of the animal there is an integral flat circular perforated lug covered with iron corrosion, and possibly representing a …
Created on: Monday 18th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-C3C0B6
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast foot, probably from a cauldron, skillet or similar of Late Medieval or Post Medieval date. The foot has an irregular cast underside. The foot is expanded and has three claw-like projections. The leg gradually diverges and has a D-shaped cross section with an additional high prominent rib on the wider face. The top of the leg is broken.
Created on: Wednesday 9th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-66C5E5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rim fragment of a vessel, probably of Late Medieval date. The fragment is relatively thin and is suggestive of a vessel with a comparatively small rim diameter (originally approximately 70mm), possibly suggesting a fragment from a jug or tankard, similar to a mid 14th century tankard found at Caerphilly Castle (Lewis, 1978). The vessel has an incised or turned decorative band on the exterior, at the position of slight shoulder, two narrower incised lines flank the band.
Created on: Thursday 17th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-66AD06
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy vessel escutcheon or mount in the form of a bird’s head. The escutcheon has a lower flat panel representing the breast of the bird and decorated with incised diagonal lines meeting at a central vertical line, beneath each of the diagonal lines are a row of chevrons to indicate the feathers. At the top of the panel is a circular drilled hole, possibly to hold a handle. The top of the perforation corresponds to the level of a step in the mount, presumably to house the vessel rim. The top of the mount is in the form of a pointed bird’s head with incised oval-shaped e…
Created on: Thursday 17th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-699007
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable vessel fragment, possibly a handle of Early Medieval date The object is incomplete, broken at one end (with a surviving length of 101.9mm and a weight of 197.7g). The possible handle is of D-shaped section at the break (26.8mm wide and 14.7mm thick) and has straight, slightly converging sides towards the terminal. The face is near flat, slightly concave along its length and is decorated with a panel within a raised border, comprising an interlace design in sunken relief. It is likely that the interlace depicts two intertwined beasts and appears to have a rear facing head a…
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Thursday 9th October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-1F6A1C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval to early Post-Medieval copper alloy chafing dish handle of 15th to 17th century date. The handle is complete and of bifurcating form, with a stud for attachment to the dish (with an overall length of 62.3mm and weighing 42.7g). The looped handle (49.4mm long, 58.2mm wide at bifurcated end and 24.8mm wide at the attachment end) is of hexagonally faceted section (between 3.9mm and 5.1mm thick and between 4.6mm and 6mm wide). The attachment lug (22.6mm long) is of rectangular section (with a maximum width of 15.6mm and thickness of 9.0mm) with rounded sides, expanding …
Created on: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 13th October 2015
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Record ID: NMGW3243
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a crudely cast lead alloy (pewter) pot leg from a vessel such as a skillet, ewer or cauldron. The fragment consists of the upper part of the leg. Pot legs of this type were used during the medieval and post-medieval periods. Length (minimum) 53mm, width 47mm, weight 81.2 grams.
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2001
Last updated: Friday 22nd March 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-6D3F16
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy cauldron or skillet leg of Medieval date, probably dating from 13th - 16th century. The front of the leg has a prominent central rib and the rear of the leg has two chamfered edges. The fragment widens to an expanded foot. The leg has broken before the body of the vessel. The leg exhibits heavy carbon deposits as a result of repeated burning, as would be expected on the surface of a cooking vessel.
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2003
Last updated: Wednesday 10th July 2019
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Record ID: NMGW397
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Crude copper alloy sub-conical casting with a flat basal end and sub-circular section. Dimensions 26mm x 20mm x 18mm, weight 23.4 grams. Identification is difficult; superficially the casting resembles the lower part of a vessel foot but it may also be an oddly shaped casting jet. Date uncertain.
Created on: Monday 30th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-FCE6A5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy anthropomorphic terminal of uncertain date The terminal is in the form of a human head and has broken across the neck (with a surviving length of 18.6mm, a maximum width of 8.6mm, a maximum thickness of 10.4mm and a weight of 7.5g). The terminal is heavily-corroded and the corrosion has removed much of the detail, there are depressions depicting the eyes and a central ridge is evident indicating the position of the nose. Another depression surviving on one side only is likely to depict a ear. The surviving form and style would indicate a comparatively naturalistic de…
Created on: Wednesday 21st January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 21st January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-738029
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy decorative terminal, possibly from a pin of Roman date The object is fragmentary, represented by the damaged terminal; a shaft fragment (with a surviving length of 33.4mm and a weight of 3.4g). The top of the terminal was conical (with a basal diameter of 7.0mm) and is heavily corroded, with a differential corrosion, beneath which the terminal is of faceted-globular form before a moulding above the top of the shaft. The shaft is circular sectioned and gradually widens (from a diameter of 2.8mm to 5.0mm) before narrowing slightly towards the break. The surface has a d…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-4DE241
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Near complete, bur corroded copper alloy toy riffle or petronel of Post Medieval date, probably 17th century. The butt is slender and rises to a point with a damaged ‘guard’. The butt gradually thickens towards the barrel and was decorated with ring and dot decoration. The barrel is of faceted-circular section and has a small circular hole on one side to take a charge. The barrel of the gun is blocked from the end, presumably with the ram rod.
Created on: Wednesday 26th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-0C5FB8
Object type: TOY
Broad period: MODERN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern silver, copper alloy and cloth toy and coin, deposited in the early 20th century The find comprises a much worn silver coin, probably a sixpence of George II (1727 - 60), holed and found directly associated with a toy medalet. The medalet depicts an Edward VII penny and comprises two foils with internal cloth photographs of the royal family, now eroded. The obverse face depicts a bust of Edward VII and the reverse face is a seated Britannia facing right. In place of the shield is an oval aperture to view the photograph between the foils. The photograph could be rotated to …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-9D9BEC
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy toy gun of 17th - 18th century date The gun is incomplete missing the butt and trigger guard (with a surviving length of 57.9mm and a weight of 12.8g). The barrel is of sub-oval section, with straight, faceted sides and is widest at the stock (at 6.8mm and 5.3mm x 6.8mm at the end of the barrel). The corrosion has closed barrel, making it difficult to determine the bore. The vent is small and is also closed by corrosion with a rounded wedge beneath the pan, which may have served as a hold for the match (Egan & Forsyth 2005, 89). Possibly Egan and Forsyt…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-7FAC90
Object type: TORC
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Iron Age copper alloy bead from a beaded torc of 1st to early 2nd century AD date The bead is of cruciform or quatrefoil form (with a length of 24.6mm, width of 22.6mm and a weight of 3.4g) and has a central sub-square aperture (9.4mm x 8.4mm) through the central flat-sectioned plate (0.7mm thick) to accommodate the iron rod, on which the beads would have been 'strung'. The four lobes are oval and convex (with a length of 10mm and a width of 8mm) with flanges on both faces to accommodate adjacent beads. Only one of the lobes has decoration, comprising linear incised lines, seemi…
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-8EC6E8
Object type: TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint assemblage, consisting of 55 pieces including a utilized blade, cooking pot body sherd, unfinished arrowhead, flakes, spalls, knapping debitage, natural flint, natural chert, gunflint, blades, retouched blade, core, scrapers, bifacially retouched flakes, leaf-shaped arrowhead, barbed and tanged arrowhead and knife or fabricator. Some of the flint is burnt.
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th October 2013
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Record ID: NMGW3211
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast lead, or lead alloy, one-sided token decorated with a six petal flower design. Diameter 23mm, thickness 2mm, weight 5.1 grams. Although a fairly common find type little is known about the date, places of issue, function and extent of circulation of lead tokens. They have variously been identified as trade tokens, pilgrimage souvenirs, hop tokens, farm tokens, tavern tokens, communion tokens, merchants seals, counters and gaming pieces; they could have fulfilled all these, and more, functions. Lead tokens are thought to have circulated from the medieval period until the eighteenth …
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW396
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Crudely cast, one-sided lead, or lead alloy (pewter) token. The decorated side contains a heavily worn radial wheel pattern (c.f., Dean 1977, 139, fig.2). Diameter 17-18mm, thickness 5mm, weight 7.8 grams. Although a fairly common find type little is known about the date, places of issue, function and extent of circulation of lead tokens. Lead tokens have been variously identified as trade tokens, counters, pilgrimage souvenirs, hop or farm tokens, tavern tokens, merchant seals and gaming pieces (Dean 1977, 141-142). It is not certain what this example was used for. Lead tokens are th…
Created on: Monday 30th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW358
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
'Bristol & South West' penny token 1811. Issuer unknown but substantial numbers were made and circulated widely.
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-D3C280
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
City of Bristol Farthing token
Created on: Thursday 10th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-6A40A4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token Farthing token in the name of Charles I (1625-49) 'Rose' type 3, sceptres below crown (c. 1636-43) 0.37g, corroded
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-7DEAD8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token 17th century token, uncertain, possibly: THO.PA[ ].PENY; IN /LED/BURY [ ]1666 [ ] Otherwise uncertain and readings are uncertain. If Ledbury is correct then the token may be unrecorded 1.00g, corroded
Created on: Thursday 15th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 15th January 2015
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NMGW-7534B0
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token Farthing token of Marlborough Town A MARLBOROVGH FARTHING / IN YE COUNTY OF WILT. 1668 BW Wilts. 123 0.85g, corroded
Created on: Friday 20th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 20th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-070AFC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token City of Bristol farthing token; date illegible (c. 1652-70) 2.27g, corroded
Created on: Friday 27th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 27th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-5915E8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy halfpenny token, 1791 or 1792 Issued by Thomas Clarke, grocer of 12 Cable Street, Liverpool 7.75g, corroded
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-F1B8BB
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token Possibly a 'rose' farthing token of Charles I but uncertain
Created on: Thursday 26th February 2015
Last updated: Thursday 26th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-D22690
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token Limerick, Thomas Linch halfpenny token, 1679 Obverse: THO: LINCH OF LIMRICK; winged bull Reverse: 1679 HIS HALFPENNY TOKEN; harp BW Ireland 574 2.71g
Created on: Wednesday 7th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 7th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-BCD813
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper municipal farthing token of Bristol (1652), 'The Armes Bristol'
Created on: Monday 21st July 2003
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NMGW-6FE9AC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token City of Bristol, probably 1652 1.98g, worn
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-4BFEE3
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Prehistoric flint thumb-nail scraper, probably of Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date. The scraper has been made on an unpatinated non-cortical flake, which has been detached with a hard hammer. The scraper has steep retouch along most of its edge.
Created on: Wednesday 28th May 2003
Last updated: Tuesday 15th March 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-3E5952
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The thimble is made on sheet copper alloy and tapers gently inwards with a relatively flat top. There is the suggestion of an incised line border near the rim. The indentations are irregular oval and have seven rows making up the sides of the thimble, with a further three ‘rows’ at the top. The thimble is now distorted and has a small tear.
Created on: Thursday 3rd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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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-888724
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval copper alloy sword pommel of late lobed form, probably of 10th or 11th century date The pommel has height of 24.10mm and a length of 51.92mm across the base which curves upwards at both ends and would have rested upon a concave pommel bar. The interior of the pommel has an oval opening (42mm x 10.5mm internal dimensions at the base). The apex of the pommel has an oval aperture (7.2mm x 6.0mm) to accommodate the protruding sword tang. The exterior is decorated with a larger central lobe flanked on each side with smaller lobes and terminal knops. The pommel demonstrates a…
Created on: Monday 15th May 2006
Last updated: Saturday 1st August 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-9D6CA5
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy hilt guard probably of first century AD date. It is a plain example of Piggott (1950) Group IVB (crown) hilt, with a groove round its middle providing the only surface decoration. The closest parallels are an example from Newstead (Curle 1911, pl.XXXIV.10; MacGregor 1976, no.152) and a piece of unknown provenance in Perth Museum (MacGregor 1976, no.159). Although at 82mm long it is rather larger than most published examples, which in general do not exceed 60mm in length. There is, however, a piece of similar shape and size from Waddon Hill, Dorset, published as ‘the top …
Created on: Friday 13th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-E9F623
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The object comprises the hilt and upper blade of an iron sword (overall length 235mm). The surviving blade length below the lower guard is 109mm; the blade is straight and two-edged, with a width of 52mm at top, tapering to 47mm at the break. To judge from the other blades (80-95cm long: Evison 1967, 189, Appendix), about 75% of its original length is missing. The blade profile cannot, therefore, help determine the form and date, which is reliant on the guard and pommel. The pommel is constructed in two sections, the upper pommel cap being of broad flat, trilobate form. It is fa…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-B54A83
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age bronze Sword fitting, hilt-end of Piggott's 'Crown' type and of 1st BC to 1st century AD date The near-complete cast hilt guard is of Stead's (2006, p 13-4) Type viii and is of oval form (with a maximum length of 59.6mm, a maximum width of 27.2mm and a weight of 33.2g). Both faces and sides have an upper edge of convex arcs, producing the characteristic 'crown' form (with a height of 18mm and a thickness at the edge of 0.5mm - 1.5mm). The lobe on each face of the hilt-end splay outwards, while the sides diverge only slightly to their top edge. One face has two perfo…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW384
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two piece strap-end with a hinged copper alloy sheet plate and cast copper alloy loop. The undecorated plate is perforated by three copper alloy rivets, two set in the corners furthest from the hinge and one in the centre. The semi-circular loop has a flat back and a central hole (diameter 3mm). It is decorated with a series of punched dot motifs crudely arranged into rows. The central part of the loop is slightly recessed and relatively free of the punched decoration. The end of the loop is furnished with a terminal perforated (diameter 3mm) in the opposite plane to the perforation of…
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW185
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy hooked mount with a rectangular-shaped plate which contains a scalloped outer edge and four fixing holes. Two of the fixing holes are small (diameter c.2.5mm) and set centrally on the plate, the remainder are larger (diameter 5mm) and are set in the inner corners of the plate. An outer corner of the plate is missing. Length 42mm, width 17mm, thickness of plate 1mm.
Created on: Friday 19th November 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW3289
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy strap union consisting of two conjoined and perforated sub-triangular loops which form a figure-of-eight shape and are flanked on each side by a vertical bar attached to each loop. The back of the casting is flat, although the bars are slightly rounded in cross-section presumably through wear. The reverse of the fitting is marked by several fine scratches. Although the surface of the casting is pitted, there are faint traces of simple curvilinear motifs extending form the top of each loop towards their junctions with the vertical bars (these decorative motifs are para…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-2DCC16
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
This would appear to be a cast belt mount of triangular form with two opposing lugs on the sides near the top, and a more substantial lozenge shaped projection on the base. The mount has a central triangular opening. The apex of the mount is slightly expanded into a relatively long thin lozenge motif. The surface decoration has eroded but seems to have been a hatched design in low relief contained within a border. There are organic remnants surviving on the reverse of the mount consisting of a coarse wool weave over a leather backing. The wool is observable through the central opening…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd July 2003
Last updated: Friday 12th February 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-C3D718
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast hooked suspension ring, probably a strap fitting of Roman date. The fitting has a circular ring of sub-square cross section. The junction between the ring and hook has a low square collar and the hook ends in a moulded rounded terminal.
Created on: Wednesday 9th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-3F88F4
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy strap union formed by a raised reverse S-scroll, the back of which is flat, enclosing two circular bosses 11mm in diameter and with two vertical strap bars, of circular section, attached by oval shaped lugs. The entire surface of the strap-union is quite corroded and pitted. Although the figure-of-eight form flanked by two vertical bars fits into Taylor and Brailsford?s Type 1 strap union category, the use of the S-scroll motif is only paralleled on the larger and more elaborate examples from Seven Sisters and Chepstow. These are classified as Type 2 and date to the…
Created on: Monday 14th April 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-4ABEA5
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small mount with larger central lobe, flanked by two small lobes. The mount is concave and all three lobes are pierced, one of the terminal lobes retains the attachment pin. The central lobe carries linear incised decoration running across the width of the mount.
Created on: Monday 9th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-5AFC67
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Strap fitting, possibly associated with a sword. The mount has been cast and is composed of a circular lobed terminal, the ring has an irregular X-shaped hole in the centre, probably to engage a button or boss on a corresponding plate. There is a further smaller ring position at an angle along the edge. The body of the mount tapers to a rounded point and is concave and hollow. The body is composed of five rounded mouldings with two attachment holes, surrounded by iron corrosion.
Created on: Tuesday 10th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-5E9251
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Pendent loop from a bar-mount of Late Medieval date. The pendent is of quadrilobate shape with a square cross-section. The top of the pendent is more angular where it hung from the loop.
Created on: Tuesday 10th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-5F5948
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast belt mount with a shield-shaped central device, divided into two dished halves by a central longitudinal rib. The apex of the mount has a recently damaged crown and there is a rounded knob at the base. The rear of the mount has two integral rivets.
Created on: Tuesday 10th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-52968B
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy pendant loop of 17th century date The pendant loop comprises a mount, circular ring and separate rivets (with an overall length of 35.7mmand a weight of 3.0g). The mount is widest at its apex (with a width of 12.5mm, length of 30.2mm and a thickness of 2mm) with a bifurcating top edge. The sides gradually converge towards its base. The mount is convex across its width but flat across its length. No decoration is discernible on the corroded surface. The mount was secured using two iron rivets (2.8mm diameter) which remain in place. The hook at the base is …
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-493F4D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy looped pendant mount probably of late 16th or early 17th century date The mount is near-complete and has a separate annular ring suspended from the loop (with an overall length of 36.7mm, a thickness of 1.6mm and a weight of 2.1g). The upper edge (with a width of 11.8mm) bifurcates slightly and appears to be heavily worn. The sides are straight and convergent to loop at the base. The mount was secured using two iron pins placed off-centre, the corroded remains of which remain in place. The loop (with a depth of 6.2mm) has a small opening at the rear and…
Created on: Monday 2nd March 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-A35086
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy sword belt fitting of 16th to 17th century date The fitting is near-complete, missing one of the hooked mounts, with the remaining two mounts corroded against the plate (with a length of 68.5mm and a weight of 37.4g). The plate mount (2.4mm thick) has trefoil terminals with a perforation at each terminal and at the centre (3.0mm diameter). The mount is decorated on its face with moulded vegetal and floral scrolls. The top edge is of undulating form while the base has three integral suspension loops, each of which contains the separate hooked mounts (48.8mm …
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-DDF863
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy composite three piece strap-end with a sheet spacer, from the Medieval Period and probably dating from the late 13th to the early 15th century. The strap-end is composed of two sheet metal plates separated by a sheet spacer occupying the whole width. The sides of the strap-end are near-parallel and the profile is slightly converging. The attachment edge has eroded, but was likely to have been straight or slightly concave, and the outside edge is curved with a pointed terminal knop. No decoration is discernible on either face, but tinning or silvering survives on both surfa…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-F41833
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two-piece strap end, probably of Late Medieval or Early Post-Medieval date. Both plates are the same size and are both shield-shaped. The front plate is decorative with a top and bottom scroll surrounding the letters I H S, presumably a monogram. Within the arms of the letter ‘H’ is a small central pink stone setting. The back plate is substantially thinner than the front and is plain with a central keyhole. The two plates have been riveted together with three rivets, one at the base and two at the sides, giving the strap end the characteristic V-shaped profile.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-719889
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy stirrup of mid-14th to 15th century date The cast stirrup is fragmentary, represented by the upper part only, comprising the integral cover-plate, suspension bar and fragmentary sides (with a surviving length of 44.7mm and a weight of 50.0g). The cover-plate is trapezoidal with a castellated top edge (36.5mm wide and 3.7mm thick) and moulded rib decoration beneath the top and above the basal edges (at 45.8mm wide). Between the ribbed borders, the cover-plate is decorated with punched marks defining repeating ovals of double-lines within punched linear border…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-F16A12
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy steelyard weight fragment, probably of late 13th or early 14th century date The weight is represented by a fragment of the copper alloy outer casing only and has a surviving height of 54.8mm, a surviving width of 57.3mm and has a weight of 47.3g.The casing has a thickness of 2.7mm. The casing has an embossed heraldic shield device (35.3mm long by 27.8mm wide) comprising three chevrons, the upper chevron abuts the top of the shield. Each chevron is enhanced with a central incised line. The cells surrounding the chevrons are unlikely to have held enamel. The copper…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2007
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-C3E405
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bi-conical lead steelyard weight. Fairly squat example with the lower part in particular being more spherical than conical, in fact the very bottom is flat, allowing the weight to sit upright. Traces of an iron suspension loop survive at the top. The general form is typical of a Roman steelyard weight but at over 900g it is a rather heavy example (300-400g being more typical) and it is difficult to find a close parallel for it. Plain, function items, such as this, are always difficult to date in isolation, so while a Roman date is the most likely a more modern date must remain a possib…
Created on: Wednesday 9th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3206
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy spur fragment. The end of a tapering horizontal arm, plano-convex in section, which terminated in two rings set like a figure of eight projecting equally above and below the arm of the spur. One complete and one fragmentary looped stud attachment for spur leathers survive in the terminal rings. Seventeenth century. Length of arm (minimum) 29mm, length of complete stud attachment 21mm, weight 7.0 grams.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW154
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a lead, or lead alloy (pewter), spoon handle. The terminal is decorated with a set of double concentric ring and dot motifs. Enough of the terminal remains to suggest that it was of the dog-nose form typical of the eighteenth century. Length (minimum) 37mm, width (maximum) 26mm, thickness 3mm, weight 12.3 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 1999
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Peterston-super-Ely, The Vale of Glamorgan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-2619B6
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Recorded at the Hidden Treasure Finds Day at National Museums & Galleries of Wales. Spoon-handle of lead alloy or pewter of Post Medieval date, probably dating to the 17th or early 18th century. The spoon has corroded, but would have had a rounded expanded terminal and is flat. The front of the spoon carries cast ornament depicting a crowned head above a vine scroll along the stem of the spoon. The rear has a cast cross, before the letter ‘W’.
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-F42888
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Spoon handle of Post-Medieval date (probably 17th century) made of debased silver. Fragment from the end of a seal-top spoon with a plain flat top above a V-shaped moulding. The handle has broken at the top of the shaft.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2003
Last updated: Monday 16th November 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-726CCD
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy and silver spoon terminal of 18th century date The spoon was of 'apostle' form and is fragmentary (with a surviving length of 34.8mm and a weight of 5.8g) and comprises a copper alloy terminal surmounted on a silver handle. The terminal is heavily-corroded and appears to depict a standing figure (25.5mm long,9.0mm wide and 5.4mm thick) seemingly cloaked and with the right arm bent to the chest and may possibly have depicted the Virgin with Child. The figure is standing on a circular pedestal at the base (7.9mm diameter). The silver spoon handle is circu…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 9th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW156
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Domed perforated lead disc. The flat side of the disc is marked with several linear incised lines. Probably a spindle whorl although it may have been used as a general weight for such tasks as holding down fishing nets or textile hangings. Diameter 27-30mm, thickness (maximum) 8mm, weight 29.2 grams.
Created on: Monday 4th October 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Peterston-super-Ely, The Vale of Glamorgan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW37
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Biconical perforated spindle whorl decorated with radial panels and small dot-like bosses. Diameter 23mm. Diameter of perforation 11mm. Height 12.5mm. Post-medieval - Tudor.
Created on: Monday 12th March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-CF4945
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorated lead spindlewhorl of uncertain date, possibly Medieval. Spindlewhorl of biconical form. Both faces are divided into seven or eight cells each with a central dot.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NMGW-CF7840
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorated lead spindlewhorl of uncertain date, possibly Medieval. Spindlewhorl of biconical form. Both faces are decorated with an irregular hatched design.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NMGW-FF6F72
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorated spindle whorl of bi-conical form. One face is divided into five cells each containing three pellets. The other face has a series of diagonal lines, not forming any discernible motif. The whorl is relatively unworn with sharp edges. The casting runner stub is visible on the rim.
Created on: Wednesday 30th April 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW314
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy spearhead, tanged, of Type 1B Curved Midrib (following Davis 2012, 33f.) and dating to the Arreton phase of the Early Bronze Age (c.1700-1500 cal. BC) (Needham et al. 1997). The spearhead survives in two pieces, broken across the blade-tang junction. It has a long triangular blade bevelled at the edge, with a rounded midrib and (blade wings with) two distinct steps parallel to the edge of the blade. The central mid-rib is filled, on both sides, with rows of pointille (punched dot) decoration. The tip of the blade is missing and the blade edges are damaged. The junction…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2001
Last updated: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW3282
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy side-looped spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade and lozenge-shaped midrib. The mouth of the socket, the edges and end of the blade and much of the original surface of the spearhead are missing. The side loops on the socket are also missing; however, their original position, approximately midway along the incomplete socket, is indicated by the surviving stubs of the loops (set c.8-9mm apart). The socket continues for a short way into the blade. There is no evidence to suggest that the spearhead was originally decorated. Surviving length 76mm, surviving length of blade …
Created on: Monday 30th July 2001
Last updated: Thursday 27th July 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-EAC9D1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age spear tip of uncertain type and date within the Bronze Age The spear is represented by the tip only, with a surviving length of 52.mm and a weight of 19.4g. The spearhead broke in antiquity and there is no socket evident on the fragment. The spear has a width of 20.4mm and a thickness of 8.2mm at the break. The spear had a prominent and comparatively wide rounded midrib (12mm wide at the break). The midrib alignment differs between faces, as is evident on the cross-section break. The sides of the spear are comparatively straight or slightly convex along the length of the fr…
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-E7AAA1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze spearhead of Davis' (2012) Group 6 (Developed side-looped) type. The spearhead is incomplete and heavily corroded, missing the mouth, tip, blade and side loops (with a surviving length of 62.6mm and a weight of 15.0g with an emptied socket). The mouth has been lost and the base is sub-circular (with a diameter of 12.4mm - 14.2mm and with a thickness of up to 2mm). The socket has straight sides which gradually converge (with a surviving depth of 33.5mm). Remnants of the stubs of the side loops are discernible on both sides (beginning 23mm from the surviving …
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-0BF252
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age bronze spearhead of Davis' (2012) Group I form and of Arreton Down metalworking dating to the latest part of the Early Bronze Age, corresponding to Needham's (1996) Period 4 dated c. 1700 - 1500BC. The spearhead is near-complete with a distorted tang (with a length of 229mm and a weight of 193.4g). The end of the tang has a separate, circular-sectioned rivet with slightly expanded ends (28.0mm long and 6.6 - 8.1mm diameter and up to 8.8mm diameter for the ends) remaining in-place. The end of the tang is rounded (with a width of 14.1mm, a thickness of 2.3mm and position…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-DD80BC
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age socketed spearhead, possibly of Middle Bronze Age date, c. 1600 - 1200BC The spearhead is fragmentary, represented by a median fragment (with a surviving length of 47.7mm and a weight of 9.4g). The mouth of the socket is missing (with a surviving depth of 31.4mm) and is open on one face but appears to have been of sub-circular to oval (with a maximum surviving internal diameter of 8mm). The socket defines a prominent midrib on the more complete face (giving a maximum surviving thickness of 7.5mm). On either side of the midrib, the beginnings of the blade are evident but …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-092622
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probable fragmentary Middle to Late Bronze Age spearhead The spearhead is represented the incomplete pointed socket only (with a surviving length of 67.8mm and a weight of 36.6g). The socket (with a surviving depth of 34.5mm and a maximum surviving internal diameter of 14mm and 20mm external) is open on one face and appears to have been sub-circular to oval. The interior of the socket is particularly roughly cast at its base but has undergone more finishing near the break. There are remnant stubs on one side, possibly suggesting loops for binding a spearhead. The spearhead width expa…
Created on: Thursday 4th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-715DFC
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age bronze side-looped socketed spearhead of Davis' (2012, 53-58) Group 4: Plain kite blade, dating to the Acton Park metalworking phase (1500-1400 BC) (Needham et al. 1997). The spearhead is near-complete with peripheral damage to the mouth and tip (with a length of 103.9mm and a weight of 66.0g). The socket is circular (with an internal diameter of 17.2mm and an external diameter of 20.2mm) and has a rounded step just above the mouth. The socket has not been completely cleaned-out (and has a current depth of 23mm) and contains bronze corrosion. The sides of the sock…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-8CD44C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age socketed spearhead of Davis' (2015) Type 11A, which covers Generic pegged spearheads with flame-shaped blades, dating to the Wilburton or Ewart Park metalworking industry (c.1120-800 BC) (following Needham et al. 1997). The spearhead is complete and retains the sediment in the socket (with a length of 159mm and with a weight of 144.7g, including sediment and 126.2g without). The socket is near-circular (with a diameter of 27.9mm - 28.6mm, 25.4mm internal and 110.1mm deep). There is no evidence for a lip at the mouth or decoration around the socket. The sides of the …
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW315
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a cast late Bronze Age probably bronze socketed axe with a splayed and curved blade. The fragment was apparently broken and distorted in antiquity. Microscopic examination suggests the fragment is encrusted with ferrous and manganese oxide corrosion products presumably derived from the burial environment. Original blade width c.51mm, surviving height of fragment 40.5mm, maximum surviving thickness 13.5mm, weight 66.2 grams. Unfortunately, the fragment is not large enough to determine the specific type of the socketed axe. Socketed axes are a Late Bronze Age type and t…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW33
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age looped socketed axe with a facetted decagonal (ten sided) section and a trumpet-shaped collar defined by two pronounced mouldings. The loop is on the level with the lower edge of the collar. There are several minor casting flaws on the surface of the axe. The flashing marks which extend up both sides of the axe have been burred over where they cross the collar and on the inside of the loop. Surface scratching adjacent to the edge suggest that the axe has been used or sharpened. Length 107.5mm, width of blade edge 45mm, external diameter of socket 35-36.5mm, width 147.7 …
Created on: Monday 12th March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-A5E573
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age bronze socketed axe fragment, c. 1150-800BC The axehead is represented by the blade end fragment with a surviving length of 28.8mm and weighing 40.2g. The axehead has broken across the base of the socket, which has a length of 21.8mm and a width of 4.4mm. The axehead has a width of 33.9mm and a thickness of 10.55mm at the break. The sides are rounded across their width, and are divergent towards the blade tips (with a surviving blade width of 42.10mm), producing a moderately expanded blade. The blade edge is eroded and is gently curved. Both faces are plain for the sur…
Created on: Thursday 22nd June 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-CBE825
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy (probably bronze) socketed axe with a splayed and curved blade. The fragment was apparently broken and distorted in antiquity. Microscopic examination suggests the fragment is encrusted wuth ferrous and manganese oxide corrosion products presumably derived from the burial environment. Original blade width c.51mm, surviving height of fragment 40.5mm, maximum surviving thickness 13.5mm, weight 66.2g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 5th March 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-58AE16
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy socketed axe dating to the Ewart Park phase of the Late Bronze Age, c. 950-750BC. The axe is complete and is comparatively small with a length of 72.7mm and a weight of 181.2g, possibly suggesting a lead rich bronze. The mouth has external dimensions of 44.0 x 37.6mm and has the four casting runner stubs visible. The socket has an oval profile at the mouth with internal dimensions of 30 x 26.5mm and is 58.4mm deep. The axe has a single mouth moulding, which tapers to the face. The loop springs from the base of the moulding. The casting flashes are prominent on both sid…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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