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    • Primary material: Copper alloy
    • County: Pembrokeshire

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Record ID: NMGW-063EB0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy trade weight, probably of late 17th century date The weight is stamped with a crowned W, probably over the letter M, probably for William III and Mary II (1689 -1694), a sword and ewer indicating London. The weight now weighs 25.3g, equivalent to 0.8924 ounces and would originally have been a one-ounce weight. The surface is worn and has a mid to dark green patina.
Created on: Friday 27th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 27th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW3215
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Pot mend of a steeply sided vessel, crudely cast. Unusual metal type - microscopic examination suggests that it is a heavily leaded copper alloy which may have a tinned surface. Most pot mends are made from straight lead alloys and that this example has been made from a leaded copper alloy suggests that it may be a mend for a copper alloy vessel rather than a ceramic pot. Close dating is not possible but a medieval or post-medieval date is most likely. Dimensions 100m x 44mm x 4-8mm.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3166
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy vessel foot. The foot has a rib on its external surface and tapers to a rounded point. The upper part of the casting is missing. Vessel feet are not uncommon detector finds (Bailey 1997, 36). Although examples which terminate in turned-out bases or paws are the most common type, examples with rounded tips are not unknown. Surviving length 79mm, max width (surviving) 35mm, max surviving thickness 16mm. Fifteenth to seventeenth century probably [i.e. Late Medieval - Early Post-Medieval]. Parallels: Lewis 1978, 36, no.45 (skillet); and Lewis 1978, 32, no.38 (Cauldron)
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-D53460
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy leg from a medieval or post-medieval cooking vessel, perhaps a cauldron or skillet. This is a short rectangular-sectioned leg with a bevelled base resulting in the bottom of the leg forming a narrow edge. The leg has broken at the junction with the body of the vessel, and rises to become expanded, with a concave upper surface. The patina and corrosion of the fragment suggests burning, as would be expected with a cooking vessel.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-972BC1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two rim fragments - one fragment has a rim form that is slightly expanded and rounded internally, the fragment is heavily sooted on the exterior, as is consistent with use as a cooking vessel. The other fragment has a more angular internal rim with less sooting evident on the exterior. Short and stumpy straight ridged leg, with central rib and two less pronounced side ribs. The top of the leg has an area of the vessel body attached. The leg has evidence of sooting, with an addition thick carbon deposit on the interior of the body.
Created on: Wednesday 25th June 2003
Last updated: Wednesday 10th July 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-71A711
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
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 two side ribs near the top of the leg, where the leg joins the vessel. The rear of the leg has two chamfered edges. The interior of the vessel is present at the apex of the leg, which shows ancient breaks around its edge. One half of the front of the leg has been recently cleaned by the finder, the remainder of 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: NMGW387
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Curved tapering cast copper alloy rod which is broken at its thickest end and terminates in a near spherical boss at the other. At its widest point the rod is sub-rectangular in section but it becomes circular in section towards the terminal. Length 86mm, diameter of terminal c.18mm, weight 53.5 grams. The piece is probably the cross-hilt, inner guard or quillon of a dagger, rapier or sword, however not enough of the casting survives to be certain or suggest exactly what type of hilt this may have been part of. Suggested finder send object to the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 12th September 2013
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Record ID: NMGW3222
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy halfpenny token, 1795. Obverse: A profile bust of the Duke of York in naval uniform, facing right. Beneath is HALFPENNY 1795 in two lines. Legend: FRED. K DUKE OF YORK. Reverse: A first-rate ship-of-the-line sailing to the right. Legend: THE WOODEN WALLS OF ENGLAND. Edge: PAYABLE IN DUBLIN OR LONDON.+.+. Struck anonymously, for general circulation. Probably made in Birmingham. The original surfaces have largely been lost through corrosion.
Created on: Monday 25th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-646658
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token City of Bristol farthing token CB; date illegible (c. 1652-70) Corroded
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-73CC41
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token Probably a penny token of Charles Huddle (or Huddel), Wexford (c. 1650-70) CHARL[ES ]HVDDEL.IN; annular [W]EXFORD.IN.IRELAND BW Ireland 746 0.59g, corroded
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-AE3574
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible Late Iron Age to early Roman copper alloy looped toggle of 1st century BC to 1st century AD date The cast toggle is of biconical form and is incomplete, missing the loop (with a length of 25.4mm and a weight of 18.7g). The terminal are sub-circular (17.8mm x 16.3mm and 16.2mm x 15.0mm). The smaller terminal has a very crudely incised cross and the other terminal has a prominent raised rib, probably a casting seam and corresponds to the seam along the midsection of the toggle. There is a single crude incised line perpendicular to the casting seam, possibly to define a cross. O…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-A83AB2
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy thimble of conical shape, and probably dating from the later Medieval or early Post Medieval period. The thimble is domed with converging sides and is comparatively thick walled. Near the mouth is a double incised line, above which columns (rather than a spiral arrangement) of irregular indentations, which continue to the apex. Some of the mouth of the thimble has been lost.
Created on: Friday 30th January 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-066ED6
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy sword guard of 18th century date The guard is of fragmentary, represented by approximately half (with a surviving length of 40.2mm and a weight of 26.2g) and has broken through the central rectangular aperture. The guard was of concave double-oval form with a rectangular slot (14.6mm long) to accommodate the tang. Both faces are decorated with elaborate motif in cast relief. The motif on both faces depict a winged-figure in three-quarters profile, depicted with weapons in a radiating design, probably of mythical origin, possibly influenced by Assyrian o…
Created on: Friday 27th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 27th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-A84458
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy post-medieval S-shaped 'snake belt' fastener, probably of 16th or 17th century date. The fastener is decorated on both faces with animal-head terminals and with moulded scale-like decoration before a central circular floral motif.
Created on: Friday 30th January 2004
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd July 2014
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Record ID: NMGW11
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete, cast copper alloy rowel spur. The horizontally straight sides, D-shaped in section, taper from the neck of the spur towards the terminal. One arm is broken halfway along its length, the other is complete but has a damaged terminal. Enough of the terminal remains to suggest that it was originally formed by two rings, set like a figure-of-eight, equally above and below the front of the spur side. The neck is short, starts horizontal and then tapers towards the downward bent rowel box. The back of the spur is decorated with an elongated lozenge motif made up of cast lines. Cor…
Created on: Friday 23rd July 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manorbier', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-7399CD
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age bronze socketed axe probably of Type Portree or a variant, possibly Variant Kalemouth, as defined by Schmidt & Burgess (1981, p. 184-90) possibly dating to the transition of the Wilburton-Wallington and Ewart Park metalworking phases corresponding to Needham's (1996) Periods 6 to 7, c. 1150 -750BC. The axe is of 'Baggy' form and is incomplete, missing the mouth and loop (with a surviving length of 55.5mm and a weight of 74.8g with the wood in the socket and 73.3g without). The top of the axe has broken or is eroded, probably just below the mouth. The mouth is oval…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW3234
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Oval, copper alloy (probably bronze) seal matrix with a broken perforated lug for suspension. There is considerable wear or corrosion around the edges of the seal resulting in incomplete letter forms. Dimensions 28 x 15.2mm. The image is of the lamb of God (Agnus dei) with pellets on the body representing the fleece, and a tall cross bearing banner (unclear) which are all symbolic of Christ the sacrificial lamb. The matrix is inscribed S. henrici---na-dis (Lombardic script, with some Roman letters, for example N), reading "The seal of Henry..". The matrix probably dates to the mid or …
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3198
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy pin with a spherical head embellished with globular bosses. The stem is bent through a right-angle 29mm below the decorative head and its end is missing. The stem has a thickened shoulder set 12mm below the head (diameter of shoulder 3.5mm); below the shoulder the stem tapers and is square in section, above the shoulder it is probably circular in section. Microscopic examination suggests that the pin was gilded; fragments of gilding survive on both the head and the stem of the pin. Length (min.) 40mm, maximum diameter of head 9mm, weight 3.3 grams. Dating the pin is diffi…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-22B071
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze palstave axe dating to the early Middle Bronze Age, and probably of Taunton or Cemmaes metalworking tradition, Needham et al. (1996) Period 5; c. 1500-1150 BC. The palstave is of an early type and is unlooped, and is also without either a shield pattern or a mid-rib on the blade. The palstave would appear to belong to Group III palstaves of Low-Flanged (Broad-Blade) form, the lack of cast blade decoration on this example makes it difficult to categorise to a specific type, but would appear to be dated to c. 1350-1200BC. The palstave is relatively slight, compared to the more…
Created on: Thursday 5th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-774626
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medial fragment from a Bronze Age copper alloy palstave. The fragment has broken in antiquity and has a surviving length of 74.6mm and weighs 139.8g. The fragment encompasses the upper end of the blade, the stop and the majority of the septum. The septum has a surviving length of 45mm and is broken at an angle. It is possible that the position at the end of the septum is the butt of the palstave, although this can not be demonstrated. The septum is comparatively flat and has a thickness of 6-7mm. Both of the sides are straight for the length of the fragment. The flanges are eroded,…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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