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    • Institution: WMID
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: WMID-75E14F
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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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-EB60CB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Worcestershire
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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
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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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Record ID: WMID-7955B3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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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 and in profile has a flattened bi-conical form. There is a central sub-circular perforation which is 9 mm in diameter. Both faces have been decorated with a raised cast design. One face is decorated with an inner circle around the perforation and outer circle around the circumference of repeating raised circular pellets. The opposing face is worn and the decoration is difficult to determine. The pattern appears to extend around the circumference of the whorl and…
Created on: Friday 6th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: WMID-EAAE52
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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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 consists of a central square with four arms with triangular ends extending, one from the centre of each side (Powell type 14). No design is present on the reverse. The token has a diameter of 16.8 mm and is 3.3 mm thick. It weighs 5.4 g. The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: WMID-EA9B66
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete 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 rectangular in cross section. The central hole is sub circular in shape and has been cast slightly off central. The internal diameter of the hole measures 9.8 mm wide. Both upper and lower faces bear no trace of decoration. The whorl has a diameter of 29.5 mm and is 6.5 mm thick. It weighs 35.2 g (1.24 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough …
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: WMID-EA8743
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete probable casting jet from lead casting, of uncertain dating (2350 BC to AD 1800). The casting jet is conical in shape. The top surface is sub oval in shape, with a rounded edge, and a concaved surface. Below this, the jet narrows to a point, with slightly facetted sides. It measures 19.4 mm in length, 28.2 mm wide and 22.4 mm thick. It weighs 35.7 g. The casting jet is a mid to dark green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface. This find is probably that …
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D62424
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A lead alloy (pewter) annular shoe buckle of the late Medieval - early Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD1400- c. AD 1600. The buckle has a circular buckle frame with an off centre distorted strap bar. The frame is decorated with a raised, bevelled band along the centre of the frame and beading around the edge. The cross-bar has a central groove to secure the pin. The iron wire pin is missing. One loop is larger than the other. The reverse face has a bevelled inner edge. The buckle measures 23.7 mm in diameter and has a thickness of 2.6 mm. It weighs 3.3 g. The buckle is…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D5C5ED
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy ampulla of the Medieval period dating from c. AD 1200 - c. AD 1400. The lead flask is rounded with a tall sub-rectangular flaring neck and retains the stubs of an attachment loop on the rightand a full attachment loop on the left which joined to the neck and provided a means of attachment. The faces of the object would have been flat or slightly convex, but have been pressed in, or flattened. Both faces have cast raised line decoration. On one face is a quatrefoil with long petals with a central raised line, there are smaller petals in each of the …
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: WMID-EAA41A
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An incomplete lead alloy vesica shaped seal matrix dating to the Medieval period, circa AD 1150-1400. The seal when complete would have been broadly pointed oval (vesica) shaped in profile. The seal has been made in one piece with an integrally moulded suspension loop at the reverse. The suspension loop has a circular piercing, although the loop has now been flattened and damaged against the seal. The front face is decorated with a central fleur-de-lys design around which is inscribed the legend starting at 12 0'clock: S 'ISAB[ELLE] RELICT h This was probably be used as a personal sea…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-6FB3A2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is circular in plan. The obverse depicts a six petalled flower, Powell Type 1 (Symbolic Petalled Flower) The reverse face is flat and un-decorated. The token has a cream to grey coloured patina across all surfaces which also has 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 precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deem…
Created on: Friday 16th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-6F1711
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is circular in plan. The upper face is decorated with a cast design comprising of three raised pellets. There is an outline of a fourth pellet which is now worn. The reverse face is flat and un-decorated. The token has a cream coloured patina across all surfaces which also has 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 prec…
Created on: Friday 16th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-1AC9D2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A lead alloy weight of possible Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa (AD 1300 - 1700). The sides of the object are slightly flared and the object can stand. There is a large circular piercing at the upper edge that transverses through the object. The sides of the weight flare to the flat base with a diameter measuring 12.6 mm. The weight has a well-developed cream coloured patina across all surfaces. The object was possibly used as a hanging weight, possibly as a net or line weight. The weight stands at 15.3 mm in height with a base diameter of (max) 12.6 mm and thickness is 3.68 …
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-1AA0D3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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 sides of the object are slightly flattened. There is a circular piercing at the upper edge that transverses through the object. The sides of the weight flare to the flat base with a diameter measuring 24.9 mm. The weight has a well-developed cream to grey coloured patina across all surfaces. The weight stands at 24.5 mm in height with a base diameter of (max) 24.9 mm and weighs 63 grams
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-1A6A3E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A Post Medieval lead alloy token of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), issued circa AD 1574. North (1991) Vol 2. No. 2062/2063. The obverse depicts a Double headed eagle and the reversea Crowned rose, the inscription is unclear. It may read BEATI REGINA or GOD SAVE THE QUENE. Other tokens of this type have been reorded on the PAS database, LON-87200F discovered in London and IOW-3AAA72 on the ISLe of Wight and SUR-8EBEA7 from Surrey. North (1991) suggested that they were normally found in London however the PAS database has a number recorded from across the country.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-19DF93
Object type: CAME
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A lead alloy probable window came fitting, of Medieval to post Medieval dating circa, AD 1100-1700. The object consists of a hoop that is square in profile. In section the hoop is rectangular and formed from a flat piece of lead alloy. This piece has been formed into a ring with the ends overlapping at the back and soldered together. The bezel is broadly oval in plan and is flat. The bezel has a cross on it in relief. The object has a mid-cream to grey coloured patina across all surfaces. The object is very similar in form to WAW-7D56E7, discovered in Worcestershire and WMID-AC7…
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-DBD2EE
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A complete lead or lead alloy, heart shaped Pilgrim Badge, pendant or love token of the Medieval to Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1300 - AD 1500. The object is heart shaped in plan and pointed oval in profile. Both sides of the object have been decorated. The front has been decorated with a raised foliate or scroll design in relief, surrounding a central sheild shaped or lozenge shaped device. There is a raised border of pellets around the outer edge. The reverse has been decorated with a raised shield shaped device standing on a wedge shaped plinth, with three pellets be…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D857A9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy cloth seal of the Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1540 - c. AD 1700. The seal is broadly circular in plan and rectangular in section. The seal is made of two discs connected with a strip. One disc has a rivet which protrudes through the hole in the other rivet. The connecting strip is present as a flat rectangular strip protruding from the base. It has been broken, presumed in antiquity. The strip is twisted. The rivets have been flattened and has a stamped design on the surface. The design on the front face consists of a crowned flat toppe…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-C42AE9
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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Two lead alloy bag seals dating from the Post-medieval or early Modern period, circa AD 1500-1800. One seal depicts a cow and calf on the front and elaborate monologure on the reverse. It measures 13.8 mm in length, 13 mm in width, 2.6 mm in thickness and weighs 3.2 grams. There are parallels recorded on the PAS database; NMS-F725B4 was discovered in Norfolk The other is slightly worn but appears to have the same design. It measures 18.1 mm in length, 12.6 mm in width, 8.6 mm in thickness and weighs 4 grams.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-B33044
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
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A cast lead, or lead alloy, spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD1 - 1650). In plan the spindle whorl is sub-circular. There is a circular perforation which is 8.9 mm diameter which is located in the centre of the whorl. Both faces of the object are very worn so it is difficult to establish if there was originally any decoration. The surfaces of the spindle whorl are a light cream colour. The faces are uneven, possibly due to damage in the plough soil. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and decorated examples are thought to date to the medieval to post-me…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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