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    • Institution: WMID
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: WMID-C53655
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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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
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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-F3F71D
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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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
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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 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
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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-AFF972
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy cloth seal probably dating to the Post Medieval period, circa 1500-1700. The seal comprises of two circular disks, broadly the same size, and a connecting strip. One face has a depiction of a rampant lion in light relief. The opposing face has the initial 'R' plus a number of small circular pellets surrounding. The surfaces of the seal are worn with a fairly even cream coloured patina. The cloth seal is in poor condition as a result of damage probably caused by movement in the plough soil. Egan (1995) illustrates a number of cloth seals with various legends and …
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-7955B3
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 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
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 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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
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 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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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