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Record ID: PUBLIC-39471B
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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A complete, cast copper alloy strap fitting of Post Medieval date (1450-1700). The complex plate is heavily abraded. It has a symetrical outline either side of a central piercing, possibly representing two animal heads facing in opposite diections. The mount has a deep green patina with traces of gilding in the recesses of the front face. The undulating surface of the abraded plate suggests decorative moulding, with the suggestion of a eye socket in the possible head at each end. The rear of the plate has two integrally cast lugs, one at each end, these are oval sectioned and taper, ea…
Created on: Sunday 14th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kempley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-1F62A7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Post-medieval copper alloy double-looped buckle frame, both loops oval, cf. Whitehead 2003, no. 318. Length 32mm. Width 31mm. 16th century.
Created on: Saturday 13th October 2018
Last updated: Sunday 14th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1F4477
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Post-medieval copper alloy spoon knop of seal top type, an elaborate fluted baluster, with all of the remainder of the stem missing. Cf. Homer 1975, 38, f. Extant length 31.4mm. Diameter of top 14.4mm. Mid 16th - mid 17th century.
Created on: Saturday 13th October 2018
Last updated: Sunday 14th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1F23E2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Rather crudely formed medieval to post-medieval conical lead weight with a median hole (diameter 1.5 - 2mm). Basal diameter 14.3 - 15.8mm. Height 11.6mm. Weight 11.90g (not conforming with troy or avoirdupois systems). Possibly for use with a line or net. 14th - 17th century.
Created on: Saturday 13th October 2018
Last updated: Sunday 14th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1ED255
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Medieval to post-medieval lead uniface token depicting a simple equal-armed cross in counter-relief. Powell Type 14 a. The stump of a casting sprue projects from the edge next to the end of one arm. Diameter 12mm. Thickness 2.4mm. Weight 1.80g. 14th - 17th century.
Created on: Saturday 13th October 2018
Last updated: Sunday 14th October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-0B6B4E
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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One lead alloy shot / ball, of probable post medieval or early modern date (1600-1800 AD). From a small muskets or more likely carbine - the shot is sub spherical in shape with an even surface.The ball exhibits a casting seam and trimmed casting sprues. The colour of the balls varies from a slight grey colour to a mid cream white and the weight is unusually light. Similar shot has been dated to the later post medieval period however the date range should extend into the early modern period as similar projectiles were used in firearms throughout this period. Musket balls are discussed i…
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Bryan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0B401B
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Three lead alloy musket shots / balls of post medieval 1600-1800 date. The shots are sub-spherical in shape with a relatively even surfaces. One of the Three balls has been fired; it has single flattened surfaces - possibly from hitting something hard. All the shot have had the casting seam and spurs from the mould removed. All are a light grey colour with a relatively thick surface patina. Similar shot have been dated to the later post medieval period however the date range should extend into the early modern period as similar projectiles were used in firearms throughout this period. …
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Bryan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0A7467
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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One spherical lead alloy shot / ball of probable post medieval or early modern date (1600-1800 AD). Due to the size and weight of the ball it is likely to be from a pistol. The shot is sub spherical in shape with an uneven surface. It has clear casting seams and trimmed casting sprues from the mould. There is no evidence of the shot having been fired. They are a mid-grey colour with abraded powdery patinated surface. Similar shots has been dated to the later post medieval period however the date range should extend into the early modern period as similar projectiles were used in firear…
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Bryan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0A4DFC
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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One lead alloy musket shot / ball of post medieval 1600-1800 date. The shots are sub-spherical in shape with a relatively even surface. The shot has a casting seam and spurs from being removed from the mould. It is a light grey colour with a relatively thick surface patina. Similar shots have been dated to the later post medieval period however the date range should extend into the early modern period as similar projectiles were used in firearms throughout this period. Musket balls are discussed in Courtney's "Small Arms Accessories of the Mid-Seventeenth Century" (1988) and on page 2…
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Bryan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-08F3BF
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman nail dating to c. AD 43-410. Globular head and slightly tapering square section shaft. Head is 6.58mm in diameter. The shaft, which has an irregular break towards its tip, has a surviving length of 12.66mm and a thickness of 3mm. Similar to those in Crummy, Colchester Archaeological Report 2: The Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-9, page 115.
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Icklingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-078A9D
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
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Piece of solidified molten copper alloy casting waste (approx. 47 x 32 x 10mm). Parts of the surfaces are sooted, and patches of white material, chalk or lime, and pinkish fired clay are adherent. Weight 47.36g. Date unknown.
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-066F1A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post-medieval copper alloy buckle frame, just over half of double-oval with narrowed central bar and copper alloy sheet pin. Convex face of sub triangular-sectioned frame decorated with incised oblique lines. Extant length 20mm. Width 29mm. 14th-15th century.
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-05805F
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of post-medievalcopper alloy double-looped buckle frame, one outside edge only with a trilobed knob in the centre and an ovoid lobe at both extant corners, stumps of broken sides. As Whitehead 2003, no. 529. Extant length 26mm. Width 31mm. c.1620 - c.1680.
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-056201
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle frame: oval with an offset, narrowed rectangular-sectioned bar and grooved triangular knop on the outside edge, copper alloy wire pin and scrap of missing sheet plate. Cf. Egan and Pritchard (1991), nos. 306-10. Frame length 16mm. Width 20.5mm. 14th century.
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: OXON-F6C9D0
Object type: RING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy ring of probable Iron Age or Early Roman date, c. BC 800- AD 50. There is some debate as to the function of these decorated rings, in that some have been described as personal ornaments associated with articles of dress whilst others have described them as being associated with harness or strap fittings. The ring is complete and is circular in plan and sub-oval (lentoid) in cross section.Both sides of the ring is decorated with recessed dots, probably cast rather than punched; 26 on one side and c. 31 on the other. There is no other decoration. The ring measures 23.…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F31C8A
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast hand bell of probable 17th-19th century date. Description: The fragment is roughly triangular in plan and represents a lower section of the body, part of the belt and the lip. The outer face is convex and the internal is concave. Full diameter was roughly 50mm. The belt of the bell, dividing the body from the lip is slightly cast in relief with some finishing. The bell fragment is a dark grey-green colour. Measurements: 63.91mm wide, 44.91 high, 4.15mm thick and 47.28g in weight
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: WMID-F2D2F7
Object type: PIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy probable pin head of uncertain date (c. AD 43-1700). The fragment is globular in form and concave on one side forming a scoop-like feature. The object has a round collar at its base from which the remains of a cylindrical shank are apparent. The item is undecorated and has a brown patina. Similar items recorded on the database have been attributed to the head of a Roman pin (NMS-ABAA90), the head of a Post Medieval bodkin (SWYOR-028423) and also recorded as unidentified (LEIC-7CAB26). Owing to the small size of this fragment it is difficult to determine w…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-F2B5C2
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval copper alloy thimble, slightly squashed mouth, body decorated with a spiral of multiple tiny dots on sides and on the dome leaving a blank upper part. Original diameter c.17mm. Height 21mm. 14th-15th century.
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-F29CCF
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy button consisting of a solid bi-convex head and integral non-drilled loop. Diameter 10mm. Length 12mm. 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-F23F9E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
3 medieval to post-medieval copper alloy double-looped buckle frames: one with just over half extant, white-metal coated double oval with narrowed bar projecting slightly beyond sides and D-sectioned copper alloy pin (frame extant length 18mm, width 22mm); another complete angled double oval with narrowed central bar pin missing (length 21.5mm, width 18mm); the last with one oval loop, narrowed bar and the stumps of a possible trapezoidal loop (extant length 23mm, extant width 24mm). 15th - mid 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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