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Record ID: WMID-077BC4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Worcestershire
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A silver modern finger ring dating to circa AD 1800-1900.  The ring is circular in plan and formed from a machine pressed band with a repeating pattern of a six petalled flower in light relief. A flat heart is attached to the band. This has now been bent and distorted. On the inside of the band at the reverse of the flowers are seen as concave circular indentations. The band is silver in colour and the heart is a bronze colour.  The finger ring measures 21.5 mm in diameter, the band measures 0.94 mm in thickness and weighs 0.84 grams. 
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-06DAD6
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy foot / leg from a copper alloy cooking vessel of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 - AD 1700). The vessel fragment is sub rectangular in shape and sub rectangular in cross section. It consists of a straight body, with an external central rib. The internal surface is smooth. At the top of the leg, an irregular surface is present, this would have adjoined to the base of the cauldron. The base of the foot is slightly abraded. It measures 69.8 mm in length, 32.8 mm wide and 18.0 mm thick. It weighs 113.…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-06B79D
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A rim fragment of a copper alloy vessel of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 - AD 1700). The rim fragment has a rectangular cross section. The rim type consists of a flat topped but rounded lip. This section is possibly from a cooking vessel either a cauldron or posnet (See Fig 1 in Butler, Green and Payne 2009 for examples of the vessel type). The fragment measures 43.2 mm in width, 26.7 mm in height, 4.0 mm in thickness and weighs 18.1 g. Not enough rim was present to accurately determine the original rim diameter. The fragment…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-069839
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A rim fragment of a copper alloy vessel of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 - AD 1700). The rim fragment has a flat cross section. The rim type consists of a flat type. This section is possibly from a cooking vessel either a cauldron or posnet (See Fig 1 in Butler, Green and Payne 2009 for examples of the vessel type). The fragment measures 52.7 mm in width, 13.0 mm in height, 1.9 mm in thickness. It weighs 6.3 g. Not enough of the rim survives to estimate original rim diameter. The fragment is a dark brown colour, with a f…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-067E6D
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy crotal or rumbler bell of probable Post Medieval dating (16th to 17th Centuries AD). Less than 25% of the bell is present, consisting of part of the central girth rib. The top part of a sounding hole is present. The exterior is convex and the interior concave.  It measures 16.2 mm in length, 33.0 mm wide and 4.0 mm thick. It weighs 5.7 g. The crotal bell is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement while within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-04BA35
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy crotal or rumbler bell of probable Post Medieval dating (16th to 17th Centuries AD). Approximately 75% of the bell is present. The bell is sub circular in plan and profile, with an integrally cast sub rectangular suspension loop attached to the top. The edges of the rectangular suspension loop have been bevelled. The base of the bell is semi circular, with a rectangular slot across the base, with circular ends. One half incomplete. The decoration on either side is hard to determine.  The bell was cast in one piece, using two opposing moulds. This …
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-046FB1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy strap fitting or belt mount, of medieval date (13th to 15th Centuries). The mount is of the bar type and consists of a domed central oval, with two projecting lugs. The projecting lugs are rectangular in shape, with rounded terminals, with a central perforation. The holes are recessed on the rear of the mount. Both holes still have part of the copper alloy attachment rivets present. The central oval is domed, with five horizontal grooves as decoration in the middle. The reverse is concave. The reverse is undecorated. The mount measures 22.7 mm in length, …
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-044271
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy double loop oval buckle frame, of late Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 to AD 1600). The buckle frame consists of a double looped oval buckle frame. The pin and strap plate are not present. V shaped pin rests are present on either side, located at the mid point on the internal edge of the oval frame, opposite the central bar. The back is flat. The edges of the buckle frame are raised higher than the central bar. Iron corrosion products are present on the central bar, suggesting that the pin was made from iron. The buckle measures 30.3 mm&nb…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-03DE3D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy single looped oval buckle with two lobed knops and offset bar, typically of late 12th to late 14th Centuries AD. It consists of a oval frame, with an narrow offset bar, with a recess for the leather strap. The pin is present. The outer edge of the buckle is decorated. There are two diagonally extending prominent lobed knops, both plain in decorative details. The knops are flanking a recessed central section on the outer edge. This recessed section may have originally taken a 'roller', probably made from a piece of sheet copper alloy metal. The bac…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-03A6B6
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy frame from a purse bar, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1450 to AD 1550). Around 5-10% of the purse frame is present. The rest is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The purse frame is L shaped in cross section and curved in shape. One complete circular hole is present on one side, with an internal diameter of 1.7 mm. The top surface exhibits grooved decoration consisting of two lines in a zig zag pattern. It measures 67.9 mm in length, 6.0 mm wide and 7.1 mm thick. It weighs 9.2 g. The p…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-B1F615
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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A complete flanged axehead of Early to Middle Bronze Age dating (c. 1800 BC to c. 1500 BC). The flanged axehead has a rectangular butt with semi circular flanges that rise up vertically from either side. A stop ridge is present in the middle before extending into the blade. The blade is crescentic in shape. It has an H shaped cross section. The blade edge has not been polished. The casting seams are not visible. It has a length of 150.0 mm and a maximum width of 68.9 mm. A maximum thickness of 27.3 mm. It weighs 450.4 g. The socket is 69.2 mm in length from the stop ridge to the butt…
Created on: Thursday 16th June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 16th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-B1F371
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A complete copper alloy sewing ring or open thimble of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval date, circa AD 1450 to c. AD 1550. This thimble is circular in cross-section with tapering sides, the base being wider than the top. The outer face has four horizontal bands of drilled sub-circular pits. The pits are fairly evenly spaced; however the horizontal bands are uneven in form. There are no manufacturing marks or makers marks visible. The thimble has a mid-brown coloured even surface patina. The inside face is smooth. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the p…
Created on: Thursday 16th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-AFDAFD
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A lead alloy spindle whorl of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa (AD 1100-1600). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular. There is a central sub-circular perforation which is 9.2 mm in diameter. Both faces have been decorated with raised circular pellets surrounding the inner perforation. The outer edge has a repeating pattern of moulded triangular knops. The surface of the spindle whorl is cream to grey in colour. The whorl has been damaged with one edge now missing.  There are many spindle whorls recorded on the database, (WMID-16C0FC) was discovered in the…
Created on: Thursday 16th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-AFA6CC
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A small copper-alloy Medieval casket key, dating to circa AD 1150-1400.  The key has a circular bow with a circular perforation. The bit is a simple rectangle with clefts on either side. The key has a hollow shank end. The object has a green coloured worn patina.  Similar examples were recovered from excavations in London which dated from between 1150 and 1400 (Egan 1998, 111-112; 294-298). The key measures 33.6 mm in length, 11.6 mm in width and 3.5 mm in thickness and weighs 4 grams.  Egan, G. (1998) The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval…
Created on: Thursday 16th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-9E077E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A Medieval copper alloy single looped oval buckle, dating to circa (AD 1250-1400). In plan, the buckle frame is sub-oval with a narrowed off-set strap bar. The pin is now missing. Two lobed knops flank the constriction. The frame has a green to brown coloured patina. The buckle is worn and some of the original surface is damaged and missing. Whitehead (2003, p22) illustrates similar sub triangular buckles, he considers these to be Medieval in dating (c. AD 1250 to AD 1400). There are other sub oval buckle examples recorded on the database, WMID-27B445 and WM…
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-9DE1EB
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval copper alloy single looped oval buckle, dating to circa (AD 1250-1400). The buckle is missing a section of the outer frame and narrowed strap bar. In plan, the buckle frame when complete is sub-oval with a narrowed off-set strap bar. The remains of the pin are seen on the constriction and now remain as two flat pieces of copper alloy folded around the constriction. Two bulbous lobed knops flank the constriction. The frame has a dark grey coloured patina. The buckle is worn and some of the original surface is damaged and missing. Whitehead (2003, p22) illu…
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-9DC85E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy single loop buckle of Medieval dating (c. AD 1250 to AD 1400). The buckle is incomplete and the pin now missing. The frame is sub triangular, with a moulded concave notch for a pin rest. The strap bar is missing. The frame is decorated with a series of oblique incised lines that extend along the length of the frame. The reverse is plain. The buckle is a light green colour, with an even surface patina. Whitehead (2003, p24) illustrates similar sub triangular buckles, most notably no. 114 for the form. He considers these to be medieval in…
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-9D9CFD
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A complete copper alloy single loop buckle of Medieval dating (c. AD 1250 to AD 1400). Both the pin and the buckle frame are intact. The frame is sub triangular, with a moulded concave notch for a pin rest. Either side of the pin rest is a horizontal line as decoration. Moulded ribs are present on the angles of the frame. The strap bar is narrowed and recessed. The pin has been made from a piece of copper alloy sheet metal rolled over the strap bar. The pin is triangular in form with a rounded point. The buckle is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. …
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-9D211C
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy figurine of a naked male of Post Medieval to Modern Dating (AD 1800 to AD 1900). The figurine is bare headed, with short slightly curly hair. He is stood on his left leg, with right leg raised. Genitals are visible at the groin area. The figurine is naked apart from a fabric cloth or drapery wrapped around right arm, and goes up and behind his back, emerging below his left arm. A thin diagonal sash is present, running from his right shoulder to the left hand side above his waist. His right arm is incomplete. The left arm is held out at waist level, and …
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2022
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Record ID: WMID-9B7309
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
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A Roman copper alloy probable radiate or nummi coin of unknown emperor - possibly dating to the period AD 260 to 402 (Reece Period uncertain). Possible bust facing right. Uncertain reverse. Mint unknown. The coin is very worn.
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 16th June 2022
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