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Record ID: WMID-4AF0F3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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A miscast complete lead or lead alloy probable spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD1650). In plan it is sub-circular and sub rectangular in cross section. Both faces has have six moulded raised circular pellets, located around a slightly off centre perforation, with raised rim. The perforation which has an internal diameter of 8.6 mm. The detail is more obvious on more side than the other, with flattening of the design occuring. The whorl has a diameter of 32.8 mm and is 12.2 mm thick. It weighs 67.3 g (2.37 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, wit…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4AB4D6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token or possible weight, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). The token is circular and flat. The obverse design depicts several diagonal radiating lines (Powell type 3 or 24). The reverse is undecorated. The token has a diameter of 27.9 mm and is 6.0 mm thick. It weighs 22.7 g (0.8 oz). The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-49F603
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete clipped silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1585. Minted at the Tower (London). Mint mark probably Escallop. c.f. North vol 2, p 137, no 2015. Diameter: 24.0 mm Thickness: 0.8 mm Weight: 2.2 g
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-49D5A4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy double looped oval buckle or sword belt hanger of early Post Medieval date, circa AD 1500 - AD 1630. Around 60 % of the buckle is present, with one loop and the suspension loop present. The other loop is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The surviving loop has a sub-oval frame with a circular, lateral suspension loop on the top of the object, set at right angles. The reverse of the buckle is bevelled, so that the edges are at a slight angle. the obverse of the buckle as a slightly concave appearance. The buckle has been bent in the centre along the centr…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-499684
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
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An incomplete copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative Polden Hill (Mackreth Group 4, flat wing ends type, West Midlands), Mackreth 2011, 4.h, pg.73, Plate 47 of Roman date (AD 80 to AD 120). Approximately 25% of the brooch is present, consisting of the head and partial bow. the rest of the brooch is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. In plan, the brooch is almost T-shaped, and D-shaped in cross section. The bow head is hump-like, and angular (comma shaped) in profile, with originally cylindral wings projecting from either side at the top, both now absent. The front of the bow …
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-481228
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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A complete copper-alloy harness pendant of Medieval dating (AD 1175 to AD 1400). The pendant itself is spherical in form, with long cylindrical neck at the top that has an integrally cast oval suspension loop. The internal diameter of the suspension loop is 2.3 mm. The spherical head is covered with by crescent shaped stamps. It measures 25.3 mm in length, 11.9 mm diameter (spherical base); the neck is 3.2 mm wide and 3.2 mm thick. It weighs 7.1 g. The harness pendant is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. Although it bears a resemblence to a button with a long shank,…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-F8C8B4
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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A Post Medieval cast copper alloy hooked tag or dress fastener dating to the 16th century. The object consists of one piece of copper alloy with a curved rectangular in section hook placed vertically at the lower edge. The inverted-trapezoidal lobe placed at the upper edge of the dress fastener is now missing. The body of the fastener is broadly circular in plan. The integral hook is now slightly bent and distorted and would have once attached to another fastener on a garment. The end of the hook is rounded, possibly once pointed which has been damaged in antiquity. The decoration co…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-F87886
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A Post Medieval silver Irish shilling of James I (AD 1603-1625) dating to AD 1604-1607. Initial mark: Rose Minted in Dublin. Fourth Bust Spink No. 6516.
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-F82399
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A clipped and worn silver shilling of Charles I, (AD 1625-1649). Reverse: CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO, shield over cross moline. Initial mark not identified.
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-F7F45A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A Post Medieval silver shilling of William III (AD 1694-1702) dating to AD 1695-1702. The object is a smooth and worn coin that has been bent into an 'S' shape to be used as a love token. Both faces are worn. The crowned cruciform shield is visible on the reverse. Coins of William III were commonly converted into love tokens and this example is the correct size for a shilling of William III although the obverse is too worn to identify. The coin measures 20.39 mm in diameter, is 0.95 mm thick and weighs 2 grams.
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-F7A09E
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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A Post Medieval cast copper alloy hooked tag or dress fastener dating to the 16th century. The object consists of one piece of copper alloy with a rectangular in section hook placed vertically at the lower edge. There is a rectangular lobe placed at the upper edge of the dress fastener which has a large rectangular perforation. The body of the fastener is broadly circular in plan. The integral hook is now straightened and would have once curved to allow it to attach to another fastener on a garment. The end of the hook is rounded, possibly once pointed which has been damaged in antiqu…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-CCBB48
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete clipped silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1561 to 1603. Minted at the Tower (London). Mint mark unclear. Date above shield unclear, 1[ ]1. c.f. North vol 2, p 134, no 1997 or p 137, no 2105. Diameter: 22.8 mm Thickness: 1.1 mm Weight: 2.0 g.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-CB11D6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). The token is circular and flat. The obverse design depicts a obscure arrow like shape, almost resembling a mace with a lozenge shaped head and a rectangular shank (Powell type 24) or it could be a chalice (Powell type 15). A raised triangle is present on the reverse, possibly the remains of casting. The token has a diameter of 17.4 mm and is 2.1 mm thick. It weighs 3.1 g. The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-CB01BC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). The token is circular and flat. The obverse design depicts a long cross with a pellet in each quarter (Powell type 14). No design is present on the reverse. The token has a diameter of 20.9 mm and is 2.7 mm thick. It weighs 5.6 g. The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-CAFA14
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). The token is circular and flat. The obverse design depicts a five pelleted flower (Powell type 1). No design is present on the reverse. The token has a diameter of 23.1 mm and is 3.8 mm thick. It weighs 9.0 g. The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-CAF104
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). The token is sub circular, with a domed front. The obverse design depicts a long cross (Powell type 14). No design is present on the reverse. The token has a diameter of 20.9 mm and is 5.8 mm thick. It weighs 7.5 g. The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-CAE4DF
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete lead alloy openwork button, probably of late Medieval dating (14th to 15th Centuries AD). The button is around 90% complete with shank being incomplete. The head of the button is circular, and slightly domed, with a flat back. The front has an openwork design, with a central cross. The arms of the cross terminate with a pellet, with a central pellet at the middle. Along the external edge, a triangle is present, pointing inwards, creating an L-shape in each quadrant. The back demonstrates a central ridge. It has a diameter of 30.6 mm and is 8.2 mm thick. It weighs 23.8 g
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-CA9330
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD1650). In plan it is sub-circular and sub rectangular in cross section. Both faces has have six moulded high-relief triangles, located around a slightly off centre perforation as decoration at the edge. The perforation which has an internal diameter of 9.0 mm. The whorl has a diameter of 27.8 mm and is 9.3 mm thick. It weighs 20.6 grams. The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-780817
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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An incomplete and very worn copper alloy strap end, dating to the Early Medieval period, circa AD 750 - AD1100. The strap end is sub oval in plan and sub rectangular in cross section. At the upper edge of the strap are two semi-circular cut outs which are the remains of two small holes, which would have enabled the object to be attached to a strap. The body of the object narrows slightly to a stylised animal head at the base. The head includes a rounded snout and impressions for the eyes. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of most of th…
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-763837
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
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An almost complete copper alloy (bronze) unlooped Palstave axehead (Group II) dating to Middle Bronze Age dating (1500-1150 BC). The palstave has an oval shaped profile with the widest section being before the stop ridge closer to the butt end. At this widest section the palstave measures 27.06 mm in width. The palstave has a rectangular septum and straight-sided open flanges for hafting. The flanges have suffered some damaged at the edges. The butt of the object is incomplete and measures 26.38 mm in width and 6.12 mm thick. No side loop is present. Beneath the stop-ridge descends …
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
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