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Record ID: WMID-91C4E9
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A complete vesica or pointed oval lead or lead alloy seal matrix, of Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1400). The reverse has an incomplete tab handle. No decoration is present on the reverse. The central device is a crescent with an eight pointed star above and a pellet below. Comma abbreviations are present. The initial mark is a cross potent. The inscription reads: S'WILELM ILE ROER, probably The Seal of William, son of Roger. It measures 34.7 mm in length, is 21.4 mm wide and 6.9 mm thick. The matrix is 3.3 mm thick. It weighs 15.1 g. The matrix is a mid grey colour, with an even s…
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-907080
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Trumpet style brooch, of Roman dating (c. AD 75 to AD 175). Approximately 60% of the brooch is present, with the pin, spring and part of the head plate missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The rest of the brooch is intact. The head is incomplete and consists of a flat plate, from which a triangular sectioned bow extends. A vertical pin lug is present on the back of the head, and still contains the remains of an iron axis bar for the pin. The bow has a triangular cross section and extends down into an arcanthus style moulding with colllars above and below. B…
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-8FCE0E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete silver denarius of Severus Alexander (AD 221 to AD 235), dating to the period AD 228 to AD 231. VIRTVS AVG reverse type depicting Virtus seated left on cuirass holding branch and sceptre. Mint of Rome. c.f. RIC vol IV, part II, p 87, no 221a. Diameter: 17.1 mm Thickness: 2.8 mm Weight: 2.4 g
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-8F851F
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete suspension lead or lead alloy weight, of uncertain dating but probably Post medieval (AD 1500 to AD 1900). The lead weight is cylindrical, with one end narrowed to form a blunt point. The other end is flat, with V shaped grooves cut on opposing sides, to create a notch. A circular suspension hole sits within the notch. It has an internal diameter of 3.4 mm. It measures 62.5 mm in length and a diameter of 11.8 mm. It weighs 49.2 g. The weight is an off white colour, with an even surface patina. Scratch and groove marks are present, but these are not in any alignment and li…
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-8EF4D2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver penny of the Commonwealth (AD 1649 to AD 1660), dating to the period AD 1649 to AD 1660. Reverse type GOD WITH VS, depicting conjoining shields and no legend. c.f. North vol 2, p206, no 2729. Diameter: 15.3 mm Thickness: 0.6 mm Weight: 0.3 g
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-7E6942
Object type: TILE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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An incomplete ceramic decorated floor tile of the Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1600 - c. AD 1700. The object is broadly rectangular in plan and rectangular in section. The fabric is hard and is a red in colour with white and pebble inclusions. The top of the object has been coated in a white slip, then the decoration has been stamped into the surface then covered in a clear glaze. The edges of the object are straight and there is an old break across the centre. The object has been decorated with a stamped, relief design with a lozenge in the centre with a cross inside, the …
Created on: Monday 19th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-7A1B32
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A Post-Medieval silver groat of Henry VIII (AD 1509 - 1547), Second Issue coinage (AD 1526 - AD 1544), dating from c. AD 1526 to AD 1529. Rose initial mark. Mint of the Tower of London. North (1991), page 111, number 1797. Diameter: 24.5 mm Thickness: 0.8 mm Weight: 2.5 g
Created on: Monday 19th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-7999D4
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy awl probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Roman periods, c. 1500 BC - 410 AD. The object is broadly a thin pointed oval shape in plan. It is double ended, with one end being circular in section while tapering to a sharp rounded point. The opposing end is broadly rectangular in section while thinning to a chisel-like point, though the tip of the latter is broken away in old damage. The centre of the object is broadly square in section. The object measures 62.8 mm in length. It measures 4.9 mm wide in the centre, is 2.4 mm wide at the rounded p…
Created on: Monday 19th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-FB748A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy ovoid weight, of probable Medieval (AD1100 to AD 1500) dating. The weight is ovoid (egg) in shape with a circular cross section. Remains of an iron suspension loop are present at the apex (top) of the weight. The weight is 62.5 mm tall, has a maximum diameter of 40.2 mm. It weighs 544.6 g (19.21 oz). The weight is a mid to dark grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. Weights can be hard to date due to being a functional artefa…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 13th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-FB5A74
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Trumpet style brooch, of Roman (75 to 175 AD) dating. Approximately 50% of the brooch is present, with the foot, pin, spring and part of the catch plate missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The rest of the brooch is intact. The head of the brooch is oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. Iron corrosion products obscure the remains of the spring or hinge. The bow of the brooch is D shaped in cross section. The head of the brooch tapers into the body. The head is decorated with a symmetrical curvilinear raised pattern, forming a swirl at the top. Halfway down…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 13th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-FB30EA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete sestertius of Faustina II, dating to AD 160-75 (Reece Period 8), probably IVNO S C (or possibly IVNO REGINA S C), Juno standing left. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 345, cf. no. 1646. Diameter: 27.0 mm Thickness: 4.2 mm Weight: 13.5 g
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 13th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-95AB3B
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy, arrowhead, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1250 to AD 1500). The arrowhead is broadly sub-triangular in plan with a central spine which extends from the tip to the broken terminal. In cross section the arrowhead is broadly diamond shape. The central spine or rib is narrow at the tip and broadens along the length of the arrowhead. Two sub-triangular blades expand from either side of the spine; these are relatively narrow. Both blades have been damaged at the edges. The rib is a similar width on both sides of the object. The arrowhead has a dark brown c…
Created on: Thursday 8th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-6C27D3
Object type: PISTOL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete copper alloy top jaw screw from a Post Medieval copper-alloy flintlock pistol. The screw consists of a spherical head, with a single circular slot in one side. Beneath this is a horizontal collar, before it continues down with a short section with a square cross section. The lower part has a circular cross section and a left hand screw thread. The screw was used to hold the flint in place. It measures 37.3 mm in length, max diameter of 9.8 mm and it weighs 4.5 g. A similar top jaw screw was recorded as SUR-1165B5 and is of Post medieval dating (AD 1700 to AD 1800).
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-6BE795
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead or lead alloy stylus of uncertain dating, but probably Medieval to Post Medieval (AD 1200 to AD 1600). The stylus is circular sectioned, with a break due to an air bubble created during the casting process. The other end is rounded to a blunt point. It measures 47.8 mm in length, with a diameter of 8.0 mm. It weighs 23.5 g. It is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Several similar styli have been recorded on the PAS database including NLM-908653, LEIC-1414C8, YORYM-C50AD3, NLM-3AACA8, YORYM-100437. They would have been used for writing on wax tablets…
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-6B59E3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver twisted wire finger ring, undiagnostic in nature and can not be securely dated to pre-1708. Therefore it falls outside of the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996. Judy Rudoe British Museum 28/11/2008
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-698D03
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Addenda to 2005T70. 13 further coins were found, bringing the total of coins to 56. The list below includes those found as part of 2005T70: Description: Caracalla (AD 211-217), 1 Gordian III (AD 238-244), 2 Valerian & Gallienus (AD 253-260): Valerian, 3 Gallienus, 2 Gallienus & Salonina (AD 260-268): Gallienus, 4 Claudius II (AD 268-270), 2 Gallic Empire: Postumus (AD 260-269), 13 Victorinus (AD 269-271), 9 Tetricus I (AD 271-274), 1 Uncertain emperor, 17 Irregular, 2 Discussion: This radiate hoard is slightly earlier than the most typical British debased radiate hoards. The …
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chetwynd and Astone Woodcote', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-694A6C
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: The round pendant has a border formed by two strands of pleated wires set alongside each other, giving the impression of a gold filigree plait. Four additional plaits form arches from the border inwards and touch a fifth plait, which is framing a central setting. This is now empty but would originally have held a paste, shell or semi-precious gem. A grooved strip is attached to the top and back of the pendant, forming a suspension loop. The back is plain. Diameter (excluding loop): 37mm; weight: 5.2g. Surface analysis indicated a gold content of approximately 70%. Discu…
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-6915B4
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
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73 base-silver radiate coin hoard, dating to AD 274. Most of the coins were in poor condition due to corrosion and no photographic record was made at the British Museum. Summary CENTRAL EMPIRE Rome Gaul Milan Siscia Uncertain Total Gallienus 3 - 1 - - 4 Claudius II 3 - - - 4 7 Quintillus 2 - - - - 2 Total 8 - 1 - 4 13 GALLIC EMPIRE Mint I Mint II Milan Uncertain Total Postumus 2 - - - 2 Victorinus 8 5 - - …
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Acton Trussell and Bednall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-68CAA3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This gold ring is formed of three interlinking hoops, the centre one flat on both sides, the two outer hoops flat on one side only; the hoops interlink at the front forming a decorative bezel. Although examples are known, puzzle rings are not common before 1700; in this case, there is no evidence to date this ring pre 1705. J Rudoe British Museum 26/01/2006
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-68825D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval finger-ring, iconographic in type, with a representation of the Virgin and Child on its octagonal bezel. The shoulders are decorated with sprigs of foliage and the hoop is slightly chamfered and decorated with a triangular area of cross-hatching at its widest points. The ring is gold and dates from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth centuries. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. J P Robinson Curator of Medieval Collections British Museum 26 May 2005
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam', grid reference and parish protected.


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