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Record ID: NMGW-716F17
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast lead-alloy whistle in the shape of a pipe bowl, probably late 19th century in date. The pipe bowl is similar to clay pipe examples and is decorated with moulded decoration consisting of joined semicircles and small raised knops. The base of the bowl ends in a pointed spike. Casting flashes are prominent on both sides. Iron corrosion is evident on the rim, suggesting an iron collar. The beginning of the stem is intact, and it is unclear if the stem was also made of a lead alloy, ceramic or other material. See NARC-6E7E81 for a similar example. Further information on this artefa…
Created on: Friday 28th November 2003
Last updated: Friday 2nd May 2014
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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-0FB50B
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead-tin alloy (pewter) whistle of 18th century date The whistle is incomplete, missing the mouth-piece section (with a surviving length of 26.9mm and a weight of 4.0g). The fragment comprises two joined parts, joined at an expanded sleeve (with a diameter of 13.8mm). The casting seams are clearly discernible on both sections. The D-shaped sound-hole survives and is enhanced with cast decoration comprising a pellet border and floral scrolls. At the terminal is a suspension loop at the end of a slender neck (10.0mm long and 2.4mm minimum diameter). The surface has a …
Created on: Thursday 22nd January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-FA557F
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead-tin alloy (pewter) whistle of 18th century date The whistle is near-complete, with some peripheral damage to the mouth-piece (with a length of 39.5mm and a weight of 7.0g). The whistle comprises three parts, with the curved plate soldered to underside of the mouth-piece and end section joined at an expanded sleeve (with a diameter of 14.2mm). The casting seams are clearly discernible on both sections and there is no cast decoration. There is a D-shaped sound-hole (8.4mm wide and 4.0mm long). At the terminal is a suspension loop (5.0mm diameter and 2.7mm internal di…
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW313
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Freestanding, discoidal lead alloy weight. One side is decorated with a set of linear cast motifs incorporating a central cross and radiating lines in each quarter. The other side is plain. The edge of the casting is irregularly crimped. The casting is perforated, at a slight angle, from the plain side through the centre of the cross motif on the decorated side. The perforation is less than 1mm in diameter and of unknown purpose (it may be a casting feature to align a two-part mould). Diameter 28-30mm; thickness 10mm.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW166
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Slightly domed lead, or lead alloy, discoidal casting with boss-like feature on underneath. Possibly a crudely cast pot mend. Diameter 22-24mm, thickness 7mm, weight 18.4 grams.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Monmouthshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW3248
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a cast lead alloy (pewter) pot leg from a vessel such as a skillet, ewer or cauldron. The lower part of the leg and a central ridge survive. Pot legs of this type were used during the medieval and post-medieval periods; however, a close parallel, albeit cast in copper alloy, is provided by pot legs recovered from early sixteenth century deposits in Norwich (Margeson 1993, 93, no.565, fig.58). Length (minimum) 33mm, width 22mm, weight 23.0 grams.
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2001
Last updated: Friday 22nd March 2019
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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: NMGW1174
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast lead, or lead alloy, token decorated on one side with a linear geometric design. Diameter 12mm, weight 1.461 grams. Sixteenth to eighteenth century in date.
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Monmouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW146
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two-sided lead, or lead alloy (pewter), token. It is crudely made and was probably cast. One side contains a monogram design containing the initials "I B", while the other side contains an abstract six-armed radial motif. Diameter 22-22.5mm, thickness 1.5mm, weight 5.2 grams.
Created on: Monday 13th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chippenham, Wiltshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW38
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead alloy broad spoon bowl stamped with initials " B D[?] T" (the letter D is enclosed with a shield-shaped panel). Dimensions of bowl 51-59mm. 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 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
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Record ID: NMGW-98B732
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval lead alloy personal seal matrix, probably of 14th century date. The matrix is circular and had a pierced lug on the reverse, now broken. Beneath the lug is a central raised rib, flanked by two U-shaped tendrils, forming a fleur-de-lis motif. The seal die has some damage, and much of the edge has been lost. The central device on the die depicts an eight petalled flower with rounded ends. The surrounding inscription is difficult to discern, but may read: * S’ WALT’ FIL ...PEITH (?) (Seal of Walter, son of ...peith)
Created on: Tuesday 30th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-2B27A1
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval lead alloy purse bar, c. 15th or 16th century The purse bar is complete with a length of 53.6mm and a weight of 7.1g. The terminals were pointed with a flange before a recess to secure the missing frame. The bars are of sub-rectangular section with attachment plates beneath. The bar widens (to 10.1mm) and thins (to 3.6mm) at the centre to accommodate a perforation (3.0mm diameter), through which the loop would have passed. No decoration is evident on the purse bar. The surface is poorly preserved and has a mid-grey colour.
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2008
Last updated: Thursday 29th December 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-75BE21
Object type: PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead alloy smoking pipe or possibly a candle snuffer, probably of 18th century date The pipe has an overall length of 44.3mm and has a weight of 25.5g. The mouth of the piece is distorted and is now oval with an external length of 23.7mm and a width of 15.7mm (13.9 x 9.4mm internal). The mouth has moulded decoration comprising short vertical ribs. The outside of the bowl has four decorative horns and there is a single larger horn between the bowl and stem. The pipe would have been fitted with an organic or clay stem after a double-ribbed moulding. It is now unclear what…
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2007
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-46D749
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead-tin alloy, possibly a fragmentary medieval pilgrim's badge The possible badge is fragmentary (with a surviving length of 19.9mm and a weight of 5.6g). The base of the fragment appears to thin to the break, possibly suggesting a step. There is a convex moulding near the base, above which there are two lateral grooves suggesting a band. The sides are straight and convergent towards the base (with a maximum width of 17.0mm). The fragment is of D-shaped section (with a maximum thickness of 5.0mm), enhanced with a central vertical rib and flanking smaller ribs now worn and corroded…
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-EB4B2C
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
~~Medieval lead alloy pilgrim's badge probably of 15th or early 16th century date The badge is in the form of a letter 'B' in Lombardic script and appears to be near-complete (with a length of 22.0mm, a width of 17.4mm, a thickness of 1.0mm and a weight of 1.8g). The front face would have been flat and is now a little distorted. The letter has a straight upward bar with serifs projecting to the rear. The letter widens slightly at the curving outside end and is narrowest at the middle central bar. The face has no further decoration. The rear face is less finished and has the stubs of …
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 15th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'off Uplands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-312093
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy strap hooked fitting of early Post Medieval date, and probably dating from the late 16th or early 17th century. The mount is likely to have been associated with a sword belt and is gently convex in profile. The rear has two integral rivets for attachment to the strap. The front is crudely decorated with cast ornament consisting of a raised border around a circular panel and two irregular openings flanking a raised ‘V’ at the base. The hook is outward-turning and is of circular section.
Created on: Thursday 25th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-B59A54
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Heavily corroded cast lead alloy finger ring, probably of Late Medieval date, c. 15th or 16th century. The internal diameter of the ring is large, suggesting the ring may have been worn over a glove. The hoop appears to be of D-shaped section and expands towards the bezel. The shoulders have two raised moulded ribs, leading to a circular moulded bezel containing a design, appearing to depict a crowned letter ‘W’.
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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