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Record ID: WAW-1FC022
Object type: EWER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Medieval (14th to 15th century) vessel leg and foot, possibly an ewer: The base of the copper alloy foot is sub-hexagonal and is trapezoidal in section with rounded corners and tapers to the toes of the foot. The leg protrudes from the back of the heel and is angled at c. 60 ° and is trapezoidal in section. The upper terminal of the leg is broken, but not recently. Between the leg and the foot there is a ridge on the outer face of the leg. The surface of the leg has a slightly mottled dark grey/green surface. The leg measures 28.9mm long and 10.5mm wide across the foot. It weighs 16.…
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-1E3F11
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post-medieval copper alloy hooked tag of Read 2008, Class E, Type 3, with the upper end of the plate and tip of the hook missing, and two flanking attachment loops, one unperforated. The decoration, with remains of six round apertures around a pineapple or thistle motif, is similar to ibid. nos. 402-4. Extant length 25mm. Width 16mm. 16th century.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: SF-1E390C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy buckle dating to the Medieval period, c. 1250-1400. Only the buckle frame survives, the pin and accompanying plate missing in old damage. The frame itself is 'D' shaped in plan (single looped) and demonstrates a recessed offset strap bar with a thickened outer edge to the frame-at the midpoint of which is a 'V' shaped recessed pin-rest. Preserved with a somewhat coarse brownish patina, it measures 18.35mm in length, 29.46mm wide, 4.34mm thick at the midpoint of the frame and weighs 4.89g. Compare an example published in Meols (Egan 2007) see p. 91, no. 485.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: SF-1DFCFC
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A somewhat worn and abraded copper-alloy coin weight for a late Medieval Ryal, dating c. 1464-1526. The underside of the weight is plain, while its upper face depicts a king holding a sword and shield, stood facing in a ship. Preserved in rather poor condition, it measures 16.89mm in diameter, 4.11mm thick, and weighs 7.28g. Compare LEIC-E973B1 on the PAS database, see also Withers and Withers (1995) p. 19.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-1DAEF6
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of composite strap-end. Rectangular plate, spacer broken across possible aperture (slight notch), openwork front-plate broken across grooved trefoil aperture, the upper ends missing, corrosion on reverse from missing back plate. Concave constriction before short projections followed by acorn knop terminal formed from spacer, front-plate, fragment of back-plate and additional plano-convex plates on the front and back secured by a single rivet. Second rivet through plate below openwork aperture. Extant length 33mm. Width 10mm. Cf. Egan and Pritchard 2002, 149, fig.97, no.704 and…
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Record ID: OXON-1D716A
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete lead alloy (pewter) pilgrim's badge depicting the head of St Thomas Beckett, dating from c. AD 1350-1500. The badge features The head of the saint and his mitre. The mitre is ornately decorated with mouldings consisting of raised pellets along the band and fleur de lys in lozenges down the centre of the mitre in a bordered panel. Either side of the central panel are other lozenge-shaped cells surrounded by raised pellets. The facial features are realistically rendered with pronounced eyes, nose, downturned mouth and what appear to be pellets on the chin (?). The reverse o…
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Record ID: SF-1D1090
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy key dating to the Medieval period, c. 1150-1400. Slightly more than half the circular bow is missing in an old break, otherwise the object is complete. The shank is sub-oval in section and hollow, expanding at its end to form a small sub-rectangular bit with a single cleft taken from each side. Preserved in somewhat abraded condition, it survives to a length of 27.1mm, 3.28mm thick at the midpoint of the shank, and weighs 2.89g.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: SF-1CF588
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A complete cast copper-alloy thimble dating to the late Medieval or early Post-Medieval period, c. 1450-1550. It has a domed profile with a circular base and a tonsured crown demonstrating a large dimple at its centre. Below this, ten courses of hand-stamped spiral courses of circular dimples adorn its sides, at the base of which is a plain band with a concentric ridge that marks the base of the thimble. Preserved in somewhat corroded condition, it stands 12.86mm high, 17.01mm in diameter at its base and 1.05mm thick at the midpoint of its walls. It weighs 3.48g.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: WAW-1CB014
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
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Possible Iron Age or Possible Roman (mid 1st to 4th century) cast copper-alloy mount or fitting, possibly in the form of a sitting bird, such as a duck. The bird is shown in three-dimension. The body is sub plano-convex in cross-section and tapers to the tail which is sharp point. The edges are rounded and the underside has a small hollow at the 'head' end and a smaller sprue at this narrow edge. The wings are depicted by a curved ridge and across the back there re two grooves running the length of the back. There is a small projection which may be the start of a neck, but it is incom…
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: WAW-1B88A9
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Medieval seal matrix, of Medieval date (c. 1300 - c.1400 AD). The copper alloy seal matrix has a circular die, with a tapering handle. The handle has a hexagonal cross section, and terminates with a sub-oval incomplete suspension loop, which has a collar beneath. There are no marks on any of the six sides to aid orientation during use. The device depicts a possible bird or a branch with a lis above. There is no inscription. The surface of the matrix has a dark green-grey coloured patina. The matrix measures 18.29mm long and 13.7mm diameter at the die and weighs 4.17g. The seal mat…
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Record ID: WAW-1B639B
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Medieval seal matrix, of Medieval date (c. 1300 - c.1400 AD). The copper alloy seal matrix has a oval die, with a tapering handle. The handle has a hexagonal cross section, and terminates with an incomplete sub-oval suspension loop, which has a collar beneath. There are no marks on either of the six sides to aid orientation during use. The device depicts a rabbit or a hare facing left with pointed ears. The inscription is set outside an incomplete linear border, and is illegible. The surface of the matrix has an incomplete dark green coloured patina. The matrix measures 14.15mm wid…
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: WAW-1AD379
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman (AD c. 50-225) Initial T-shaped brooch (Mackreth 2011, Chap 3, Part 4, The Hinged Pin, Type 10b Plate 61); The copper-alloy brooch has a cylindrical crossbar which has a central slot on the reverse to allow the pin to be hinged. Within the cross bar there is an iron axis bar. The pin is missing. The wings are decorated with vertical two grooves. The bowhead protrudes from the centre of the cross bar and is slightly hump-like with a moulding either side of the head which runs under the wings. The bow head is decorated with double-stranded grooves. The bow is sub-oval in section an…
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Record ID: WAW-1A8572
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch of Colchester derivative Polden Hill (Mackreth Group 4, flat wing ends), Mackreth 2011, 4.i2. Plate 48, dating from AD 80 - 120. The brooch is incomplete due to its missing spring, pin and catch plate. The brooch is T-shaped in plan with the capped wings. The decoration on the bow comprises a number of linear raised markings which radiate out from a central vertical indentation. The reverse face is undecorated. The brooch is of a dark green to brown colour with an abraded patina which covers all surfaces. A number of similar brooches of thi…
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Record ID: WAW-1A5DA1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
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Roman brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 3, Plate 46, AD c. 50-400). The copper alloy brooch has semi-cylindrical wings which terminate with incomplete perforated wing caps. The wing caps are expanded in diameter compared to the wings. The axis bar, spring and pin are missing. At the centre of the upper edge of the wings/bow head there is a trace of a hook. The bowhead is hump-like in profile with a central ridge with a more shallow ridge either side. The head has a moulding on either side. The bow is oval in section and tapers to a broken, blunt…
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Record ID: NMS-1A3356
Object type: BROOCH PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy cast Medieval brooch or buckle pin. Broken loop at one end tapering to a 36.5mm rectangular-section moulded pin shaft. Adjacent to the loop on the upper surface there is a 9 mm long raised pad decorated along its length with X motifs. 10mm short of the end of the pin is a transverse moulded groove. The underside of the pin-end is cusped, either from wear against the parent brooch or buckle frame, or by design. A very similar pin is shown in Egan: Dress Accessories 1150-1450 (2002) p75; Circa 1250-1450 AD.
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Record ID: WAW-18CF4F
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Medieval to Post Medieval (c. 12th to mid-19th century) cooking vessel wall fragment which is broken, but not recently. The interior surface is smooth with slight pitting. The exterior surface is rough with horizontal striations and with traces of black deposit which are presumably carbon deposits. Across the centre there is a ridge. The fragment measures 37.63mm long and 27.93mm wide, 3.49mm thick and weighs 9.63g. The fragment is probably a type of cooking vessel, but it is uncertain what type. Egan (1998) comments that commonly used cooking vessels in the Medieval period include s…
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: WAW-18B5B7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Medieval (14th century) copper alloy rectangular buckle with a complete locking arm and pin. One end of the frame is sub-triangular in section and acted as a strap bar. The other end (the outer side) is narrower and abraded. The sides of the frame are widened with an oval expansion about two-thirds of the way along from the strap bar. The expansion is drilled to hold the separate spindle for the pin. The pin is cast separately from copper alloy and has a solid tube that goes over the spindle from which projects a long, flat triangular point. A separate copper alloy oval sectioned lock…
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: WAW-188BCF
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Medieval (c. 1350 to 1400) buckle: A double looped oval shaped buckle made from copper alloy. In plan, the buckle is a pointed oval. In profile the buckle does not quite lie flat, but has an exceptionally wide 'V' shaped profile. The strap bar is narrowed, and is sub-oval in section. The pin is missing. The buckle loops has a well-developed incomplete mid brown patina. The buckle measures 30.24mm long and 20.27mm wide. It weighs 2.42g. Margeson (1993) illustrates a similar example, No. 137 and dates this to the 14th century. Egan and Pritchard (2002) illustrate similar buckles with i…
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Record ID: WAW-0FDD81
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Medieval (mid 14th to early 15th century) buckle: The copper alloy buckle has an oval frame with an integral spacer. The frame, on the outer edge at the apex, has a small triangular integral protrusion with a notch for the pin. The upper surface of the frame is sub-D-shaped in section. Integral to the strap bar is a forked spacer. There are two arms to the spacer which taper to a blunt, broken point, although it has a straight and parallel exterior edge. The pin is missing. The surface of the buckle frame has a matte brown patina which is slightly abraded. The buckle frame and spacer…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: WAW-0F9756
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Medieval (c. 1350 to 1400) buckle plate: The buckle plate is a rectangular sheet which has been folded in half across and forms a U-shape in profile. Within the fold there is the strap bar of a buckle frame, otherwise the rest of the buckle is missing. The fold of the plate has a slot in the centre where the pin is positioned, curled around the strap bar of the buckle frame. The pin is incomplete. The upper plate is decorated with sub-lentoids forming a criss-cross design. The field around the lentoids have been filled with alternating ridges and wavy lines. There are three rivet holes…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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