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Record ID: WREX-2EDDF5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a post medieval copper alloy Spanish Netherlands escalin (half testoon) of Philip IV (1621-1665). The obverse has a rampant lion with a sword and shield and the legend P[HIL IIII D.G.HISP ET.] INDIAR.REX. The reverse has the arms of Spain and the legend [ARCHID AVS] DVX BVRG BRA [Zc]. The date appears either side of the central arms but only the first part (16) survives. It is possible that this is a contemporary forgery that would originally have been silvered. Only half of the coin survives, but a circular hole punched through suggesting that it have been reused possibly…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Langham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-2EC294
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy blunt-hook (Read Class A, Type 1) dating early post-medieval to Modern (c. 1500-1800AD). The hook is made from one piece of copper alloy wire with a loop at each end. The shank is bent back on itself at the mid point to form a hook. The hook has been flattened (see Read 2008, 155 No. 583). Length: 21.0mm; width: 8.5mm; thickness: 9.5mm; weight: 2.1g
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-2EAEA2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unclear copper-alloy coin(?), possibly a Roman radiate or nummus of uncertain type, dating to the period c.AD 260-402. Both faces are illegible. Diameter: 9.5mm; weight: 1.3g
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Langham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-2E965C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman nummus, possibly of the House of Constantine, dating to the period c.AD 347-348 (Reece period 17). Obverse: Illegible legend, Unclear diademed bust right. Reverse: [VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN], Two Victories standing facing one another holding wreaths? Unclear mint. Diameter: 12.1mm; weight: 1.4g
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Langham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-2E72E8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to the period c.AD 330-335 (Reece period 17). Obverse: Illegible legend, unclear bust right Reverse: [GLORIA EXERC]ITVS, Two soldiers standing either side of two standards. Unclear mint. Diameter: 12.9nn; weight: 1g
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Langham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-2E5B8A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy Roman nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to the period c.AD 348-350 (Reece period 18). Obverse: D N CONS[...], Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding globe. Reverse: FEL TEMP REPAR[ATIO], Soldier advancing right leading small figure from hut. Unclear mint. Diameter: 15.7mm; weight: 1.3g
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Langham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-2E22B5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to the period c.AD 330-340 (Reece period 17). Obverse: [VRBS]-ROMA, Helmeted bust left Reverse: She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above? Possibly mint of Trier: []//[...]RS? Diameter: 17.8mm; weight: 1.5g
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Langham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-B02787
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy Roman brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, CD 3a-b, Plate 46, AD c. 75-300). The copper alloy brooch has semi-cylindrical. The axis bar and spring are copper alloy. The pin is missing. The bowhead is hump-like in profile. The bow is poorly preserved but appears to be semi-circular in section. It is broken at the mid-point. The foot and catchplate are missing. The surface of the brooch is abraded with active corrosion with only some traces of the original surface, which has a dark green patina. Length: 24.0mm; width: 16.1mm; thic…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AF97DA
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early post-medieval copper alloy dress fastener (the hook section of a two-part clasp) dating (c. AD 1550-1700). The fastener is broadly oval with three attachment loops to sew the item to a garment - two protecting from the sides (both of which is now incomplete) and one projecting out from the base of the object. A large integral hook projects from the other end of the main oval body separated with a raised band. Both sides of the clasp appear to be undecorated. Length: 41mm; width: 23.4mm; thickness: 2mm; weight: 6.4g
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AF8648
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early post-medieval copper alloy dress fastener (the loop or eye section of a two-part clasp) dating (c. AD 1550-1700). The fastener is broadly oval with three attachment loops to sew the item to a garment - two protecting from the sides (one of which is now incomplete) and one at the base of the object. Both sides of the clasp appear to be undecorated. Length: 32.1mm; width: 25.6mm; thickness: 1.2mm; weight: 3.4g
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churton by Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AF68A8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy handle attachment lug from a chafing dish of Late Medieval or Post-Medieval date (AD c.1400-1600 AD). The lug is sub-oval in plan and sub-rectangular in section with the stub of a circular rivet which would have attached to the vessel wall. The oval faces have a hole drilled through them to hold the handle. Length: 21.3mm; width: 14.1mm; thickness: 8.38mm; weight: 13g
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churton by Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AF4AB9
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy toggle of late Iron Age to Roman date c. 300 BC - 100 AD. The item is cylindrical with a bulbous central portion and two flat circular terminals. There is an intact attachment loop now broken rising from the central portion of the body, with a void. The patina is mostly smooth and even, dark grey with some pitting on the end terminals. For similar examples on the database, see: LANCUM-90525B3, IOW-9FA5A1, IOW-8E8798, HAMP-E837B2. Length: 27.8mm; thickness: 15.6mm; width: 14.9mm; weight: 22.9g
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churton by Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AF32BB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified copper alloy object of uncertain date, Roman to Post Medieval (c. AD43-1750), possibly a belt mount with a single projection for attachment on the reverse. The front of the object is convex and appears to be moulded in the form of a fly or cicada, with its wings closed. The body of the insect appears to have stippled moulding and the wings have a series of fine parallel moulded lines. The reverse of the object is flat and plain, but appears to have traces of a single projection at the centre which may have been used for attachment. See also SWYOR-354A79 on this database…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churton by Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AF1B6F
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy cosmetic mortar of late Roman date (AD 43-300). The mortar is formed of a curved bar with a 'V'-shaped cross section. From the apex of the curve, on the upper edge a trefoil loop with three perforations which form the loop. On the upper edge of the terminal of each arm is a circular collar. The underside is concave. Cosmetic mortars such as this would have formed part of cosmetic sets, the now missing corresponding pestle allowing for the grinding of small amounts of cosmetic powders. Jackson (2010:67) writes that cosmetic mortars and pestles are a British p…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churton by Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AD97F0
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Uniface decorated lead or lead alloy disc of uncertain date but likely to be post-medieval (c. AD 1500-1750. The object has four triangles arranged in a cross formation at the centre. There are then a further 6 larger triangles arranged, equidistant, around the object, with their points orientated towards the centre of the object. Between these larger triangles are possible letters or number, but these are poorly moulded. It is possible that at least one of these characters is an S or and number 8. Around the edge of the whole object is a line of small pellets. Diameter: 37.9mm; …
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AD79B3
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy post medieval rotary key, possibly for a casket, dating AD 1500-1700, or possibly later. The key has a kidney-shaped bow and a solid shaft. Only part of the bit survives. The surface of the key is pitted but appears to have traces of a black coating. For similar example on the database see NLM_4C6345 Length: 46.7mm; width of the bow: 19.3mm; thickness: 5.4mm; weight: 6.7g
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churton by Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-ACB8BE
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy button with an integrally cast and undrilled attachment loop dating c. 1450-1600AD. The convex front has a moulded floral motif comprising a central pellet bordered with 8 further pellets.design comprising a stylised flower motif with 8 petals. See Read 2010, 38 No. 128 for a similar example. The object has a powdering white patina. Length: 15.5mm; diameter of head: 13.8mm; thickness of shank: 3.8mm; weight: 6.1g
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-ACA47D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy strap fitting or possible buckle plate of medieval or early post-medieval date (AD 1350-1700). The object is sub-rectangular in plan and formed of a piece of folded sheet metal, the underside of which is now missing. There are two rivet holes visible, one near the fold and one at the opposite end of the object near the broken edge. The object has a dark green patina. Length: 25.0mm; width: 15.5mm; thickness at hinge: 3.6mm; thickness of plate: 1.5mm; weight: 2.6g
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AC7ADF
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap fitting (belt mount) dating of probably post-medieval date (c.1500-1700AD).The object has openwork in the form of two perforations, a diamond/oval shape above a heart-shape. Above this open work is a single lobe projection. Below the openwork is tri-lobbed projection, the two side lobes each with two circular perforations. The reverse is plain with the remnants of two projection spikes. The object has traces of a black coating. For an almost identical example see WREX-EB2E22 on the PAS database. Length: 29.8mm; width: 13.1mm; thickness (excluding projection): 1.6mm;…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AC4A36
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy double loop buckle dating AD 1550-1650, with moulded decoration on the outer edge of each loop and at either end of the strap bar. The pin is missing. The buckle has a dark green patina. Length: 27.0mm; width: 17.5mm; thickness: 2.4mm; weight: 2.9g
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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