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    • Institution: WMID
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: WMID-B172F5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy spindle whorl dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (c. AD 1100 - 1600). The object is bi-convex; circular in plan with a prominant medial rib and a circular central aperture measuring 9.69mm in diameter. The whorl is decorated with raised radial lines on one face, and raised dots and lines on the other face. The whorl has traces of a pinkish white patina adhering. Similar objects recorded on the PAS database include: SWYOR-A16042; DUR-E85D28; and SWYOR-2F0743. The overall dimensions are as follows: 27.77mm in diameter, 18.48mm in thickness an…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-AEE124
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A complete lead alloy pilgrim's ampulla dating to the Medieval to early Post Medieval period (c. AD 1350-1550). The object consists of a sub-circular flask tapering to a cylindrical neck. Oval handles or attachment lugs are complete and attached on either side of the neck to the top of the flask. The circular flask has moulded relief decoration on both sides. One one side are vertical lines depicting a shell motif, on the opposing side is an upside down semi-circle with a border of raised radiating lines running around the curved edge of the flask. It is possibe there was a further mot…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-AE9E32
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A complete lead alloy token dating to the Post Medieval period (c. AD 1500-1800). The token is sub-square in plan and uniface depicting a cross in relief, the reverse is blank. The cross motif corresponds to Powell's type 14. The token has an even reddish grey patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 22.46mm in legnth, 19.74mm in width, 3.59mm in thickness and 10.56g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-AE8A99
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A complete lead alloy token dating to the Post Medieval period (c. AD 1500-1800). The token is uniface depicting a cross in relief, the reverse is blank. The cross motif corresponds to Powell's type 14. The reverse is uneven and has a small crack at the centre. Evidence of the mould used to form the token is apparent around the edge of both faces. The token has an even grey patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 23.33mm in diameter, 3.7mm in thickness and 8.45g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-328CFC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A complete lead alloy token dating to the Post Medieval period (c. AD 1500-1800). The token is uniface depicting an anchor in relief within a raised border around the perimeter of the token on the obverse, while the reverse is blank. The anchor motif corresponds to Powell's type 5. The reverse has a linear gouge resulting in a slight outward bulge on the obverse. The upper edge is also chipped. The token has an uneven greyish white patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 22mm in diameter, 4.17mm in thickness and 7.5g in weight.
Created on: Friday 26th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-1C1D50
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete mount of Post-medieval dating (A.D. 1700 - 1900). The object is in the shape of a stylised cutlass, with moulded decoration on the front. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The remains of the pin are still visible roughly halfway down the reverse of the body of the object, and are circular in plan. The object is mid grey with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement within the plough soil, has resulted in the loss of some original surface detail. The object is 44.65mm in length, a maximum of 19.71mm wide and 6.85mm thick including the remains of the mou…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 30th November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-1B1D09
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete pewter/lead alloy token of Post-medieval date (A.D. 1700 - 1800). The token is circular in plan. The obverse design is of a five pointed star or possibly flower in relief (Powell Type 26 or possibly Type 1). The reverse is plain and undecorated. The outer edges of the token display worn breaks, indicating damage either before deposition or whilst in the plough soil. The token is a grey-brown in colour, with an uneven surface patina. The object is 15.86mm in diameter, 3.41mm thick and weighs 2.7g.
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 30th November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-0666F4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy disc of uncertain use, probably dating to the Post Medieval period (c. AD 1500-1800). The disc is uniface with moulded decoration in three concentric circles. The central circle is a starburst or cartwheel design with 12 lines radiating from a recessed central circle and an incised circular border surrounding it. Around this is a repeating curvilinear pattern also within an incised circular border. The outermost circle is decorated with a repeating leaf or trefoil pattern. The reverse of the disc is undecorated. The disc is slightly domed on the face and concave o…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-F67F58
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable complete cast lead alloy token of Medieval to Post Medieval date, circa (AD 1400 - 1800). The token is sub-triangular in plan, with one edge being rounded. The token is decorated on one face with a cross (Powell type 14). The reverse face is flat and undecorated. The surface of the token has been slightly abraded and worn, and it is possible the the object has lost some of its original surface and was once round. The token has a grey coloured patina across all surfaces. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights,…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 30th November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-F3E0F2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead alloy token of Medieval to Post Medieval date, circa (AD 1400 - 1800). The token is circular in plan. The token is decorated on one face with the initials I W (Powell type 2). The reverse face is flat and undecorated. The surface of the token has been slightly abraded and worn. The token is light brown in colour and has an uneven surface patina. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Powell (2012) c…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 30th November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-F37753
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead alloy token of Medieval to Post Medieval date, circa (AD 1400 - 1800). The token is circular in plan. The token is decorated on one face with a cartwheel design formed of seven raised ribs which radiate from a central ring towards a raised rim around the outer edge, forming roughly equal sub-triangular segments (Powell type 3). The reverse face is flat and undecorated. The surface of the token has been slightly abraded and worn. The token has a cream coloured patina across all surfaces. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gamin…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 30th November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-C53655
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy token dating to the late Medieval to Post Medieval period (c. AD 1400-1600). The token has a cast design of a long cross on one face with a single pellet in each quarter. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Such tokens have been suggested as imitations of Medieval hammered long cross pennies. See PAS records ASHM-EE2406 and SUR-5AF106 for comparable examples. The overall dimensions are as follows: 19.25mm in diameter, 2.43mm in thickness and 3.64g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 9th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
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Record ID: WMID-75E14F
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Medieval to Post Medieval lead sylus, dating to circa (AD 1200-1500). The object is cylindrical in cross section. It is broad at one end with a flat ended terminal and tapers towards a narrower blunted point. The object has been slightly bent along the shaft. It has an off-white to grey coloured patina across all surfaces. This type of stylus would probably have been used for marking slate and was in use extensively during the Medieval to Post Medieval periods, they are therefore difficult to date accurately. There are other examples recorded on the PAS database includin…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-F3F71D
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy pilgrims ampulla dating from the medieval period; circa late 13th - late 15th century (AD 1250-1500). The fragment consists of the lower rounded body of the ampulla. The neck of the ampulla is missing. On one face the object has been decorated with a series of emanating ribs that represent the scallop shell which is associated with the pilgrim site of St James of Compostela in Spain. In the centre of the opposing face is a stamped capital letter 'S' with crown above. This is surrounded by a circle which contains a series of crossed lines to form a ch…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-E933E8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD 1100-1600). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular and in profile is bi-convex. There is a central sub-circular perforation which is 11.7 mm in diameter. Both faces have been decorated with a repeating pattern of ribs forming a zig zag pattern.The surface of the spindle whorl is cream to grey in colour . There are many spindle whorls recorded on the database, (WMID-16C0FC) was discovered in the Staffordshire Moorlands and (WMID-B1DE0D) near Walsall in the West Midlands. Spindle whorls are used for a long period…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-E93304
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy flat spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD 1650). The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and D shaped in profile. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has an internal diameter measuring 7.2 mm wide. Both faces are undecorated. The front face is convex and the reverse face is flat. The whorl is of a light cream 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. Spindle whorls, as an artefact type, can be hard t…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-A75133
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy weight, of probably the Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1300 to c. AD 1550. The weight is an thick disc in plan with bevelled edges. It is sub rectangular in profile / cross section. The top of the weight has a raised outer rim around the edge with a circular groove in the centre. The edges of the weight are bevelled and taper in to a flat undecorated base. It has a diameter of 31.9 mm and is 8.2 mm thick. It weighs 54.0 g (1.91 oz). The weight is light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the p…
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-015AD7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy probable cloth seal of Post Medieval date (c. AD 1600-1700). The object is sub-circular in form, and appears to consist of the main disc that has a rim on the reverse as with a cap. At the centre of the face is a stamped motif in low relief depicting a shield with capital R in Blackletter script. Above the shield is a plain cross. The central motif is set within a circular border. The upper surface has been depressed at its centre with the edge raised up slightly. Depressions are apparent at 12 o'clock and 8 o'clock around the edge. See PAS record HAMP-4270…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-EB60CB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A conical lead alloy standing weight of probable Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa (AD 1300 - 1700). The weight is conical in form. The sides of the weight flare to the flat circular base.The upper edge has a rounded top and the remains of an iron attachment loop. The weight is undecorated.The object has a well-developed cream coloured patina across all surfaces. The surfaces have been abraded, possibly in the plough soil. Weights can be hard to date due to being a functional item that has not altered significantly over time. Biggs and Withers (2000) note that standing weights ma…
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D97F7B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD 1400-1800). The token is circular in plan. The obverse depicts two eyes that are round and sunken. Below is an incision to represent the nose and then mouth (Powell Type 10, heads and busts) The reverse face is flat and un-decorated. The token has a cream to grey coloured patina across all surfaces and areas of abrasion. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date pr…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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