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Record ID: LIN-10D044
Object type: BUCKLE PLATE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper-alloy buckle plate dating to the medieval period. The plate is flat, rectangular and has two rivet holes at the attachment end and two incomplete arms at the frame end. The plate is decorated with a bird standing or walking left. The bird has long pointed wings. The decoration is too worn to determine other details. The surface has been gilded.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: LIN-10BEE6
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper-alloy jetton. The jetton is a 'sterling head' issue dating between circa 1280-1340. The obverse depicts a crowned kings head and the reverse depicts a long cross with six pellets in each angle.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-10B1C8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
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A circular cast lead alloy trade weight of probable medieval to post medieval date. The weight is 17.6 gm or 0.59 oz and it has a raised rim at its circumference. There is a cast central knop to the upper surface with a faint double lined cross extending to the inner rim. The back has been lightly incised by a single central line across the diameter which then has two central lines at right angles with another single line at right angles, opposite. It is now covered with a pale cream patina of lead oxide and has a number of dents and scratches over the entire surface.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: LIN-10A287
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper-alloy oval bezel from a finger ring. The bezel is flat and contains a moulded impression of two clasped hands.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-109F43
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
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A post medieval pewter asymmetrical buckle from the mid 17th century. This buckle has a slightly flattened 'D' cross section and has a simple ribbed/scalloped decoration to the square end and two projecting knops to the corners of the rounded end. This type of buckle was in common use to attach spurs to boots during the period from 1610 to 1660.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: LIN-103EB7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper-alloy link or part of a chain. The chain comprises a figure of 8 loop with a second loop attached to it. Possibly Roman.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: LANCUM-103594
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A cast lead alloy mount, probably dating from the late post-medieval or early modern period, i.e. c. AD1700-1900. The mount depicts a horse's head wearing a halter and with ridged decoration representing the mane. The head has been broken off by the neck and could possibly have been part of a whole horse. The reverse is hollow and it is possible that the head was attached to a wall or similar as an ornament. Dimensions: length: 89mm, width: 82mm, thickness: 5mm and weight: 140.49g.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
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Record ID: LIN-102C86
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper-alloy brooch in the form of a quatrefoil. Each side of the frame is decorated with two transverse ribs. The pin is intact.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: LIN-0FEDF2
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A complete Anglo-Scandinavian copper-alloy strap end, Thomas type A. The strap end is tongue shaped and has a moulded animal head terminal. The terminal is seen from above and the beast has large eyes, ear and snout. The body is decorated with an incised rectangular panel containg an elongated beast looking back over its body. The beast resembles a dragon and has a large pointed claw at the terminal end, and a tapering tail that wraps over its body. There is a worn rivet hole at the attachment end. There are traces of silvering on the surface.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th March 2014
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Record ID: LANCUM-0FD0F6
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy sword dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. ca. 1000-800BC. Only the lower part of the blade and tip remain. The surface is smooth and the edge of the sword bevelled. There is a very slightly ridge along the centre of the blade and the cross-section is a rounded diamond-shape. The sword probably belonged to the Ewart Park metalwork assemblage or possibly the earlier Wilburton metalwork assemblage, but it is impossible to date it any more closely without the hilt present. Dimensions: lenght: 177mm, width: 34mm, thickness: 4mm and weight: 128.71g.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
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Record ID: NCL-0FC2A6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Northumberland
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Modern copper alloy finger ring with a diameter of 21.49mm, a thickness of 13.83mm and a weight of 4.8g.The ring is sub-circular in shape due to damage, and is joined on the bottom. It is decorated with a figure of a (probably) naked women with heads pointed towards the setting and with one hand raised upwards on each side of the setting. The setting itself is a wide slightly curved disk with a hole in the center (where the stone would have been attached) with light lines radiating outwards in a sunburst pattern.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th June 2010
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Record ID: LANCUM-0FA5A3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A cast lead-alloy weight, probably home-made/unofficial, dating from the post-medieval or early modern period, i.e. c. AD1600-1800. The reverse is plain and shows that the weight was roughly cast whilst the obverse displays lettering withing two concentric circles. It is mirror-writing and it is not possible to make out the writing in the outer circle. However, the central writing reads '1/2lb'. It is very similar to a lead weight recorded under LANCUM-1440E4. Dimensions: Diameter: 47mm, thickness: 4mm and weight: 82.74g.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-0F16C6
Object type: CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A small lead cross that probably dates from the Medieval period. It is undecorated and crude with plain terminals. Both sides are rather lumpy in places. It has a length of 27.45mm, width 27.29mm, thickness 4.31mm, weight 9.23g. There is no evidence of a suspension loop or other forms of attachment. For parallels see SWYOR-764B67 and LEIC-D58B45 on the PAS database.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-0F0815
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A circular lead seal matrix dating from the Medieval period, probably 1200 - 1300 AD. The reverse is decorated with a fleur de lis and there may have been a suspension lug at its base, but this area is now damaged. The start of the legend lines up with the base of the fleur-de-lis. The matrix face consists of an inscription that surrounds a six armed cross with spines or feathers projecting from the arms. The inscription reads: "S' IOh'[...](LIN)GLE"; 'Seal of John ...'. It has a diameter of 23.90mm, thickness 4.10mm, 11.83g. For examples of seals see P & E Saunders 1991. Salisbury an…
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-0EF771
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Doncaster
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Part of a lead alloy mount probably dating from the Medieval or Post Medieval period. It consists of an openwork letter M partly enclosed within an oval frame. The metal is thick and the front is bevelled but the back is flat. There are very short stubs of two integral rivets on the reverse. The lead has a light brown patina. At some point, the mount has been bent and there are visible stress lines in the metal. The mount has a length of 37.96mm, width 32.75mm, thickness 4.42mm, weight 21.23g. An object of similar design, but in silver and with different letters is SWYOR-F093D3. Compa…
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: CPAT-0EE277
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy single loop buckle from the late medieval to post medieval period (1485-1650). The buckle has rounded sides that splay out to meet the junction of the cross bar, typical of Marshall type IP. A remnant of the pin remains attached to the bar. The surface has a powdery light green patina.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-0ED837
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A copper alloy strap end that probably dates from the Medieval period. It is circular in shape with a long triangular piece projecting outwards. A rectangular hole with rounded ends has been cut out of the triangular piece. The strap end is cast in one and at the circular end is a slot for the leather strap. Some of the leather still survives, held in place by three copper alloy rivets. It has a length of 49.85mm, width 21.84mm, thickness 4.95mm, weight 14.58g. A parallel with some similarities is HESH-55D9D5. The strap end is in excellent condition with a dark green patina.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: CPAT-0EC045
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A medieval to post medieval, cast copper alloy figure of eight buckle circa 1475-1600. The buckle is undecorated and has a 'D' shape cross-section. The rough and pitted surface has a blotchy mid green patina.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-0EB4C7
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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An almost complete but worn cast copper alloy Early Medieval/Anglo-Scandinavian strap end of Thomas' Class G. The strap end has a zoomorphic animal head terminal with flat lower plate that is set at right angles to the plane of the attachment end. The split attachment end is sub-rectangular in plan, tapering towards the terminal end. There is a cylindrical copper alloy rivet that pierces both upper and lower plates. The attachment end terminates at its base with worn zoomorphic moulded decoration. The lower plate is set at right angles to the plane of the attachment end, and if viewed…
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Sunday 4th May 2014
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Record ID: CPAT-0EAD26
Object type: HARNESS RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
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A cast copper alloy fragment of a probable terret ring, perhaps dated from the late Iron Age to early Roman. (100BC - 150AD). A small section of side arm remains and appears to have the junction with the skirt - possibly with lappet decoration. The remaining strap bar has a circular cross section and the complete ring would have been about 55mm in diameter. The surface is heavily corroded with a mid to dark green patina.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-0E8893
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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Medieval copper alloy mount measuring 54.22mm in length, 40.57mm in width, 10.49mm in thickness and weighing 53.3g. The object is sub-circular in plan with a approx. 10mm shaft extending outwards before ending in an old breakage point. The object is slighting curved in profile, with the peak of the curve being the middle of the round section, which is also the thickest. The convex surface of the fixture is very rough, while the concave side is much smoother although it has a number of light scratches on its surface. The mount may be a vessel escutcheon, with the concave face a l…
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th June 2010
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Record ID: LANCUM-0E4D48
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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Cast cu-alloy fragment of a button and loop fastener dating from the early Roman period, i.e. c. AD43-200. The object has been cast in the shape of a petal/tear-drop with a large circular dome in the centre. The remains of the bar protrude from the back. If is Wild Class 3 (c. AD50-150) and more completely one has been recorded under PUBLIC-CD27A7. Dimensions: length: 20mm, width: 18mm, thickness: 3mm and weight: 6.81g.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
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Record ID: NCL-0E2885
Object type: FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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Medieval copper alloy fixture measuring 37.53mm in length, 20.16mm in width, 7.37mm thick and 20.9g in weight. The object has one end that is a round and hollow bowl like shape with irregular edges which is open and the opposite side connected to the shaft. This shaft is in turn connected to a cone shaped piece which is flatter than the bowl shaped end. The opposite end from the shaft is solid and flat, with a round section of darker metal in a dot in the middle, presumably where the object was originally attached to furniture or some other household object. There are also three solid…
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th June 2010
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Record ID: LANCUM-0E1BA2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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A cast copper alloy vessel mount dating to the Roman period, probably the 1st/2nd centuries AD. It is almost complete and very worn. Is in the shape of a human face/head but the features are almost completely obliterated. The hairline is barely visible. It is domed with traces of solder on the back. At the top it has a small loop for suspension of a handle and there was a smaller protrusion (another loop?) at the bottom; the latter is missing now. Dimensions: length: 49mm, width: 27mm, thickness: 3mm and weight: 19.31g.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-0DDA51
Object type: CHAIR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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A cast copper alloy unidentified object, possibly part of a Roman camp(aign) folding stool (sella castrensis) dating from c.AD 43-410. It is of roughly cylindrical shape with a disk shaped protuberance in the centre. Transverse ridge decoration is apparent around both ends of the mount. The object appears to be complete and worn and it is very likely that it was part of a Roman camp(aign) folding stool (Tim Padley, Keeper of Archaeology at Carlisle's Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, pers. comm.). Dimensions: length: 39mm, width: 44mm, thickness: 4mm and weight: 115.85. Some mo…
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 21st January 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-0D7E65
Object type: LEVER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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Large, heavy cast cu-alloy object, probably a Roman lever, dating from c. AD43-410. The object is hollow cast and of roughly long cylindrical shape which tapers outwards from top to bottom. It is enclosed at both ends and has a square protuberance on the top. There are two parallel oblong perforations cut out of the body of the cylinder, close to the top. Linear decoration is visible close to- and on the bottom end itself. This end has been damaged in antiquity. The artefact looks complete and it seems to have been a heavy-duty object rather than decorative. It is possible that it is …
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 21st January 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-0CA9F6
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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Unidentified object, probably dating from the Late Bronze Age c. 1000-800 BC. The object is broken in two large fragments and some small pieces are missing. Other than that, it appear complete. It has a long, narrow and slightly tapered tube with transverse linear groove decoration and with a blunted point at one end, and an open dome at the opposite end. This object is in two fragments and seems to have been broken off where the tube was perforated by a slit or hole. There is another small hole on the tube just underneath the round open end. Unfortunately, even though the object is c…
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
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Record ID: NCL-0BCA96
Object type: BELL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
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Roman copper-alloy bell measuring 33.24mm long, 28.84mm wide, 3.30mm thick and weighs 15.9g. The cone shaped bell is cast with an suspension loop and two simply solid lines for decoration, one approx. 2mm from the loop at the apex of the cone, and the other approx. 3mm from the opening of the bell at the base of the cone. The inside of the bell is hollow, with the very degraded remains of the bell knocker, with heavy rust stains which suggest that it may have had a higher iron content than the rest of the bell. The bell is in fair shape, with pit marks and corrosion on the …
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-0B63B7
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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Post-medieval lead alloy decorated spoon handle, probably 18th century. The object is the flared end of the spoon handle which starts out as the relatively thin stem, but quickly expands into a drop-shape terminal. The object is decorated on one side only, with a simple left-facing female bust in a neoclassical style, surrounded by a ring of leaf design. On the narrower portion of the object there is a slightly curved line of diagonal zig-zag that appear to be a mark of some kind of damage. In addition to this there is a section missing from the curved section of the …
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-022994
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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Three badly damaged cast lead Medieval spindle whorls, 1066-1500. All three of the spindle whorls are damaged, cracked, or broken. Any decoration has been lost or destroyed. Two are discoidal and one is beehive shaped.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Record ID: CORN-0226E2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy Roman dolphin-type brooch with a pair of eyes, one on either side of the head of bow, just below the wings. The recessed area around the protruding pellet would have been enamelled to highlight the effect. There are fragments of decayed red enamel on the bow and wings. The wings are very corroded, but appear to have grooves and recessed shapes, where the enamel survives. The bow has a row of five moulded raised triangles alternating with five recessed triangles down each side. This creates a zig-zag pattern. The catchplate survives behind the foot of the brooch, but …
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd June 2010
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Record ID: CORN-01EE96
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Cast gilt copper alloy hollow-domed, die-cut, two-piece button with a soldered circular loop at the back. The front of the button depicts the 'Ordnance' shield (Ivall & Thomas, 1974, p.42) with three artillery guns, one above the other, surmounted by a band with three bezants in a row, alternating with piles of shot. There is evidence of gilding on the surface of the face of the button and on the edge of the back. The button is stamped with the words 'PENDENNIS' and 'ARTILLERY' on either side of the shield and 'RC LM' below the shield, which stand for 'Royal Cornwall Local Militia'. …
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 6th August 2010
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Record ID: CORN-0100F4
Object type: PISTOL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast brass trigger guard bow from a pistol, incised with a single central six-petalled flower within a linear border. Both ends of the guard bow have broken off, so that the original length is unknown, but one attachment bar would have been connected to the trigger mechanism, and the other, extended bar would have been screwed on to the stock. The style of the decoration of this guard, and the fact that it is made out of brass and not sheet steel, suggests that it probably dates from the 18th century, looking at various publications and websites. The associated brass ring a…
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 14th June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-FDC847
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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Fragment of a cast copper-alloy shoe buckle, c. 1700-1800. The fragment of the frame is sub-rectangular in plan with central hole through the middle. On each side there are small arms decorated with incised diagonal lines. The back face of the frame bar is flat and undecorated.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
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Record ID: NCL-FCF488
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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Cast copper alloy Medieval vessel foot, 1100-1800. The foot is sub triangular in plan with a slightly angled base. The foot has broken off where it would have attached to the vessel.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Record ID: PUBLIC-FB2544
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Sussex
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A cast lead spindle whorl or possibly weight. It has a domed top and flat base with a tapering circular hole running through the centre. It is 27.0mm in diameter, 8.0mm tall with a hole 11.0mm in diameter at the base and 8.0mm at the top and weighs 26.6 grams. Plain spindle whorls and weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval - Post Medieval
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 3rd September 2010
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Record ID: SUR-FA8E93
Object type: CLOTHING FASTENING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A 17th century hooked clothing fastening belonging to Read's Early Post Medieval Class A Type 1. The fastening is of oval form with five lobed extensions, each pierced. The fastening is decorated with punched circles and lines and is very abraded.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 11th June 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-F85043
Object type: BELT MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Post Medieval copper alloy belt mount, 27mm long, 14mm wide and 7mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 3.32grams. It consists of a domed oval plate which has sub-triangular protrusions emerging from each end. The reverse is hollow and has fixing prongs under each of the protrusions.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-F824C3
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Post Medieval copper alloy dress hook, 35mm long, 15mm wide and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 2.98grams. The object consists of a trapezoidal shaped loop sitting above a domed circle decorated with a 'tudor' rose motif. Below this hangs a long tapering hook which is foled back on itself. The object is similar to fig.464, page114 in Read, B Hooked claps and eyes.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-F6FE32
Object type: HOOK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Medieval? hook, 22mm long, 8mm wide and 6mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 2.32 grams. The object consists of a hook which has a rectangular section and a slightly tapering 'point'. This sits above a domed circle which has a tapering shaft, with semi-circular section, emerging from the opposite side. The object has heavy traces of gilding along the circle and hook. It looks as though the pointed end is designed to fit inside or on top of something as its is completly flat on its reverse side.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-F62A13
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal, 21mm long, 17mm wdie and 4.5mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 6.42grams. The object is circular with a rectangular protrusion. It consists of several sheets of lead which are joined by a thin strip. The objects surface has a motif stamped into it, but it is very worn.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-F5FC81
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copepr alloy button, 14mm in diameter and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 2.79grams. The object is circular with a slightly domed surface and has a sub-rectangular shaft which includes a circular fixing hole, protruding from its underside. The button is decorated with a series of domed circles arranged in rows, covering its whole surface. This type of button dates to the Tudor period and has many variants. This example matches fig 715, Page 25 in Bailey, G Buttons and fasteners.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-F5DAD4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal 18mm in diameter and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 5.12grams. The object is circular and consists of at least two or three layers, which have been pressed together to attach them to a length of cloth. One side has been stamped with a portculis motif which was introduced by Elizabeth I.
Created on: Wednesday 9th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: LIN-E63C92
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Romano-British cast copper-alloy figurine in the form of a running stag, probably representing a Red Deer. The figurine is a high-quality piece shown very naturalistically in three dimension. The stag's mouth is slightly open and the eyes are shown by two oval incised lines. The ears are concave pointed-ovals and are shown swept back to compliment the forward motion of the stag. The stag has two antlers, though one is broken just above the coronet. The surviving antler is long and convex when viewed from the front, with fives tines projecting from the main trunk. The…
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 6th December 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-E62F55
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy dumbbell toggle dating from the late Iron Age or early Roman period, c. 100 BC - 200 AD. The toggle is comprised of two semi circular balls joined by a wide concave collar. The toggle has a dark green patina. It has a length of 25.74mm, width 14.34mm, thickness 7.38mm, weight 22.02g. A similar example is YORYM-825327 on the PAS database.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-E61986
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy terret dating from the Roman period. It is complete and is a knobbed type, dating from 43 - 150 AD. The hoop is oval and is circular in section. It is decorated with 3 equally spaced domed knops with a lozenge shape marked in grooves on the top of each. The bar is curved and rectangular in section. There is a crescent shaped stop at each end which does not project downwards from the bar. The bar is 24mm long. It has a dark green patina. It has a diameter of 59.07mm, thickness 4.51mm, weight 33.75g. A similar example is NCL-BE7566 or YORYM-04F602 on the PAS database.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-E60BC5
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy harness ring probably dating from the Medieval or Post Medieval period. It is a plain sub circular ring with no markings or decoration. It is sub hexagonal in section. It may have been used to hold a bridle or halter together. It is also possible that it could have been a belt ring. It has a diameter of 27.95mm, thickness 3.08mm, weight 4.46g. Very functional objects like this are difficult to date since their design does not change.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-E5FE21
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy finger ring probably dating from the Post Medieval period. It has been squashed and the band is broken. It has an oval flat bezel with a raised border and foliage or two oak leaves in relief as decoration in the centre. It has a length of 31.69mm, width 12.95mm, thickness 1.84mm, weight 5.60g.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-E5EC97
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small copper alloy buckle with a long integral plate. It probably dates from 1250-1400. It has a small oval frame with the pin still in place. The integral plate is decorated with a zoomorphic terminal, and there are traces of gilding. There are two rivets through the plate; both are bent over on the reverse. It was probably a spur buckle. It has a length of 55.13mm, width 11.95mm, thickness 2.19mm, weight 3.91g. Other spur buckles, but none of this precise design, can be seen in Whitehead 2003. Buckles 1250-1800 p. 34. The buckle has a red colouration, with small areas of a deep gr…
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-E5DA21
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy annular brooch possibly dating from the Medieval period, probably 1200 - 1400 AD. It is ovoid in shape with six raised circular settings on the front that would have at one point held decorative stones. Two still contain white paste. There is a hole in the frame for the pin, but it is now missing. It has a length of 25.03mm, width 20.93mm, thickness 2.42mm, weight 3.03g. A similar example but round is SF-53CDA2 on the PAS database.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-E5C583
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy penannular brooch with the pin still in place. It consists of a single piece of copper that is circular in section with rounded collared terminals. The pin is a single piece of copper wire twisted around the frame. The brooch belongs to the Fowler type A group of brooches. It dates from the 1st-4th Century AD. It has a diameter of 28.30mm, thickness 2.74mm, weight 5.03g. A similar example is LVPL-551A82 on the PAS database.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: NCL-E5BBF5
Object type: MUSICAL INSTRUMENT COMPONENT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy Post Medieval or Modern instrument Key, 1700-1930. The object is a key which was operated by using a finger or thumb. The key is circular in plan and retains part of the shank that would have attatched to the instrument. There is a circular depression in the center of the front face of the key which appears to have been cast integral and is most likely a finger rest.There is no evidence that there was ever a stop attatched to the key. This object may be a musical instrument component, probably a clarinet or some other woodwind.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Record ID: DUR-E5ACE6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Medieval buckle from c.1250-1400. D-shaped in pla with a single collared knop on the outer edge. The straph bar has a groove where the pin would have sat but this is now missing. There is a casting sprue on either side of the frame at the end near the strap bar.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd March 2011
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Record ID: DUR-E59EB1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Post Medieval buckle from c.1550-1700. Trapezoidal in plan with two projections inside the frame near the narrow end. There is a raised square on both sides in the centre of the outside edge of the frame where the pin would have sat.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd March 2011
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Record ID: DUR-E58F35
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy purse bar fragment from the Post Medeival period, 15-16th century. Only one section remains, probably around half. The upper bar is cylindrical in section and decorated with a double X in relief. It narrows at one terminal which then has a circular nut over. The lower bar extends from the bottom of the upper bar and would have been rectangular with holes in from which to hang the purse bag. This is mostly broken now and the tops of two holes can just be seen.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd March 2011
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Record ID: NCL-E57D75
Object type: ESCUTCHEON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy escutcheon from a vessel of the Roman or Medieval period. The object is sub-circular in plan and the outward face is slightly convex. The top edge has broken off but presumably would have formed a hook or suspension loop to take a handle. The concave underside has traces of soldering.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Record ID: DUR-E573C1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy Early Medieval weight, late 9th- 10th century in date. Hiberno-Norse/ Viking in style. It is circular in plan and has been cast. It has decoration on the upper face which has been cast integrally with the weight. It consists of a triskele motif which is concave. Within the arms of the triskele are small crescents. Around the edge is a single grooved line. The upper face was possibly silvered orginally and traces of this now remain. There is the remains of a possible casting sprue on one edge, a small circular protrusion. The weight has a mainly dark green pati…
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-E57351
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy pin with a hinged ring head that probably dates from the Early Medieval period, c.800 - 1200. The ring is of 'fixed' type, with a constriction where it fits through the loop head of the pin; the pin can therefore swing, but not move freely around the ring. The shaft of the pin is circular in section and the shaft has been bent at the tip and in the middle. The ring is a solid circular piece of copper alloy and is circular in section. There is no decoration visible on either pin or ring. It has a length of 120.72mm, width 22mm, thickness 3.6mm, weight 10.16g. For referen…
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 14th July 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-E56276
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The head and a short section of the shank from a cast, copper alloy Roman pin. The head is spherical and is separated from the circular sectioned shank by a narrow collar. The shaft is quite thick, and it is not clear if it has broken or not, so the pin could also be a Roman furniture stud.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 25th June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-E55C93
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy mount dating from the Early Medieval period, probably 1000 - 1100 AD. It is in the Urnes style and is probably Viking. It has a worn zoomorphic terminal with a serpentine body. The centre of the mount is lozenge shaped, with the beast on the left side, with it's head down. The centre of the mount is openwork with four circular holes and one kidney shaped one. There is a projecting loop containing a circular hole on each side. These may be fixing points. At the top of the mount is another asymmetric terminal, possibly also zoomorphic. The whole mount is very worn making …
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 14th July 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-E52F72
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams (1997) Class A Type 14. It is triangular in shape with a zoomorphic terminal at the apex, and another zoomorphic projection on each side near the top. There are two empty rivet holes above the flange at the bottom, and one at the point where all three zoomorphic terminals meet. The centre of the mount is decorated with unclear zoomorphic decoration, but corrosion means the details are lost. The mount has a light brown colouration, with some areas with a surviving dark green patina. It has a length of 45.16mm, width 19.43mm, thi…
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Saturday 25th May 2013
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Record ID: NCL-E4C894
Object type: TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy tool possibly dating from the Roman to the Late Medieval period. The tool is similar in shape to an axehead. The object measures 54.16mm in lengths, 25.69mm in width, 5.86mm in thickness and weighing 46.1g. The tool is rectangular in shape with a slightly rounded end which is thinned to form a dull blade. The opposing end is much thicker and squared, with a round hole set off center with measures 5.34mm in diameter. There is a band of slanted lines on the face of the tool about 4mm below the hole. The tool is dark grayish brown is color, with spots of bright gr…
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-E4B4B7
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy bracelet fragment, Roman date, c.250-410. It has a sub-circular cross-section and is broken at both ends. It narrows at one end. The outer face is decorated with crenellations with a grooved line running either side of the line of decoration.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th January 2011
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Record ID: NARC-E454E7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large cast copper alloy seal finger ring with a flat circular bezel (15mm in diameter) attached to the hoop at a 90degree angle. The frame is 27mm in diameter and D-shaped in section, with a flat rear section. The design on the bezel is possibly a crowned "W". Harvey and McGuiness (1996:93) comment "An initial with crown above, branches at the side, was a design that became increasingly common in the fifteenth century...Those with one letter were probably bought ready made and as I, R, T and W are especially common it is likely that the letter usually stood for t…
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 10th September 2010
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Record ID: DUR-E3D5D1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead weight from the Medieval- Post Medieval periods. It is tear-drop shaped and the extended end has a circular cross section. There are some scratches on the surface, probably plough damage. It weighed more than 200g and so my scales could not weigh it. Generic weights such as this are difficult to date precisely when found as stray finds.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-E2AAA4
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper-alloy Early Medieval harness link, consisting of a small central dome with two arms, each terminating in a circular loop with three projecting knops. The central domed section has a projecting knop at the top and bottom. The surface is corroded and uneven with a base red-brown colour and patches of green. These harness links are well known from Britain and Scandinavia although their precise function is uncertain. A very similar item, although with four arms in a cross shape has been recorded on the database already and can be seen at LVPL-876B97.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th June 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-E28253
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy belt or harness mount, 31mm in diameter and 4mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 6.29 grams. The object is circular in form and sub triangular in section and consists of two layers of petal like protrusions arranged around a central boss. The object has two fixing prongs on the edge of its slightly hollow underside. It is similar in form to 1299, Page 243 in Egan, G and Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-E25EA6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead token from the Post Medieval period. It is incomplete having broken and almost a third is missing. The front face has a figure on horseback in relief. The reverse is decorated with scratched criss-cross lines and punched dots.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-E24EA8
Object type: BELT FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy belt hook, Post Medieval in date. It is incomplete with only around half of the hook remaining. It has a pointed dome terminal which leads into a curved shaft, with a rectangular cross section, forming an L shape. This would have continued curving upwards and ended in a loop but it has broken before the end.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-E23813
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman bell-shaped stud. It is complete with the remains of a rectangular iron shaft at the top. The edges of the stud are worn. Lots of these bell-shaped studs were found at South Shields Roman fort (Allason-Jones and Miket, 1984).
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-E1C785
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late bronze age dirk hilt fragment measures 42.72mm long, 38.20mm in width, 2.05mm thick and weighs 13.1g. This fragment forms the flared end to the hilt and has been separated from the rest of the hilt, leaving a slightly curved break point at the end of the non-flared shaft. The surface is dark green in color and is pitted. The curved edge of the flared end has two sections that are missing due to breakage.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-E02713
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast lead alloy bi-conical spindle whorl of indeterminate date. The whorl is roughly cast with what might be the remnants of the casting sprue still in place. The surface appears to have been cast with a zigzag decorative feature and it is now encrusted by a pale cream lead oxide. The central hole has a diameter of 8.95mm. As the find area has only thrown up other coins/artefacts of a medieval to post medieval date, this whorl may be from that same period.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-E01975
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small lead alloy bi-conical decorated spindle whorl of indeterminate date. The whorl was found in an area where medieval and post medieval coins have been found and thus we may perhaps assume that date range for this whorl. Each side of the whorl is decorated with random angular lines forming triangles and chevrons. The central hole has a diameter of 9.45mm. The surface has the typical pale cream/grey lead oxide patina.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-E00524
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast double loop copper alloy buckle from the early part of the 17th century (1600-50). The buckle sides are in the form of a double saddle, meeting at the central bar and has plain semi circular ends. Although cast, the upper surface has signs of having been finished with a file to further define the features. The surface has a smooth dark green pantina.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-DFF315
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy medieval to post medieval spindle whorl with an attached outer plain ring. The ring is attached to the core of the body by four lugs or stays. It is perhaps a deliberate design feature, to extend the mass with a smaller amount of lead? The ring is now crushed into the central boss, which has a vague bi-conical section which is decorated with four distinct joined arches on both sides. The central hole is 10.34mm in diameter and the surface has a grey/cream lead oxidised patina.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 15th September 2014
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Record ID: CPAT-DFE177
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy spindle whorl of indeterminate date. These ubiquitous lead whorls were is use from the Roman to the post medieval and beyond. This artefact came from a area where other medieval coins have been found and thus may perhaps be medieval in origin. The whorl has a bi-conical undecorated form with a central hole of 8.2mm. It has a pale grey/cream patina.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-DF7DA7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy post medieval figure of eight buckle circa late 17th century. The buckle has a 'D' shaped profile with a simple cast chevron and pin rest grove at one end with small knops to each end of the central bar. The surface has some dark green patina but is largely eroded to a mottled green/brown finish.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-DEB724
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy spur buckle from the mid 17th century. The buckle is in the form of a double 'D' shape with copper alloy pin still in situ. The buckle comes to a triangulated point at each end and has small knops at the ends of the central pin bar. The surface is heavily corroded with a mottled green/brown patina.
Created on: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-D34306
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy figure of eight or 'spectacle buckle' from the 16th - 17th century. The buckle has a ridged 'D' section and a moulded shell at each end with small knops to either side of the central bar. The design features appear to be improved by filing, post casting. It is typical of Marshall Tudor type IIIc. The surface has a dark green patina and the pin is missing.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-D04AB8
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy 'acorn' type strap end from the Roman period, dating to the 1st-2nd centuries AD. It is complete with a circular attachment loop at the top of a short rectangular handle. There is a single moulded collar between the handle and the main body. The main body is in the shape of an acorn, hence its name, with a thicker top section representing the cup and a pointed nipple at the base.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 18th May 2015
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Record ID: DUR-D08B85
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman knife handle, probably from a toilet knife. It is in the form of a female figure, comprising the torso down to the waist. She is facing forward and all the detail seems to have been cast integrally. The head is rounded but the body is flat on the reverse. The hair is quite like that on figurines of Diana with an elaborate arrangement and gathered into a kind of double-bow on top of the head. The hair is picked out with small cresents in vertical lines running from the top of the head to the neck, all around the head. She has pointed oval eyes and a s…
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 23rd August 2010
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Record ID: DUR-D03981
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Early Medieval buckle, dating to the 10th-11th centuries. It has a plate cast integrally to the frame with a split end, imitating strap ends of this period. The plate is sub-rectangular narrowing slightly towards the frame. There is a hole at the base where the pin is fitted. The pin is formed by a strip of copper alloy hooked through this hole. The buckle frame is square with a triangular extension at the end away from the plate. The outside is decorated with punched angular dots in a line around. The terminal is zoomorphic in form similar in form to Thomas' C…
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-CFCAB2
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Early Medieval strap end, 9th- 10th century in date. Thomas Class A, it has a split end, is convex sided and has a zoomorphic terminal. It is worn and corroded on the suface so the decoration on the body is difficult to define. It could be Trewhiddle style which would define it as Class A Type 1 but this is not definite. The zoomorphic terminal consists of an animal head, with the nose and ears picked out in relief. At the split end there are two circular holes for rivets to attach the strap end, these rivets are now missing.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th March 2014
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Record ID: NCL-CFBE06
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead shot measuring 29.57mm in diameter and weighing 119.4g. Generally round in shape with a few small indentations, most notably two U shaped lines on opposing sides of the object, along with one small hole (less than 1mm deep), a larger piece of surface area that is missing (approx. 4mm by 3mm and less than 1mm deep) and a shallow crack approx. 3mm in length. In fairly good condition, corroded.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-CF79A3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Early Medieval buckle dating to c. 900- 1200 AD. It is D-shaped in plan with a narrowed strap bar. The terminals of the loop are zoomorphic in form with the strap bar connecting two heads of animals. These are stylised animals seen on various objects from this period and could be dogs/dragons/dolphins, it is difficult to see. They have a rounded head with inset eyes and an elongated snout. The strap bar is worn and very narrow at one point, the pin is missing. The buckle has an even patina of reddish-brown.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-CF53E2
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Medieval seal matrix from c. 1200- 1400. It is complete with an off-centre handle wneding is a pointed terminal. There is a central circular hole in the top as an attachment loop. Below the loop is a doubel moulded collar. The handle is hexagonal in section. The seal is circular in plan and is a 'h' with a palm frond next to it. The surface has possibly been silvered although it is now mostly worn away and there is some surface corrosion so this is difficult to be certain of.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-CEE7D2
Object type: CHAPE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Roman peltate chape, dating from the 2nd-3rd centuries AD. It has been cast in one. It is complete with the front and back plate being identical. The design is peltate shape with two openwork petae on the face. The chape has been squahed slightly and so the top edges are nearly touching and one arm has a crack in. Similar examples were found at Housesteads and South Shields Roman forts and these items are usually related to military activity.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-CED698
Object type: COSMETIC PESTLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy cosmetic pestle dating from the 1st century BC to the early 2nd century AD. It is the pestle from a set and would have fit into a mortar. It has anintegrally cast loop at one end and curves gently to form a shallow crescent. It narrows to a point at the terminal. It is thickest in the central part. There are some small scratch marks near to the loop which may be intentional but it is not clear. It has a smooth, even brown patina all over.
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-CE5D74
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Medieval harness pendant, c.1200-1400. It is lozenge shape in plan with an attachment loop at the top which has now broken off. The front face is decorated in relief with enamel filling in the field. There is a central W with a fleur-de-lys above. It is possible there were other symbols in the field but it is difficult to see due to the corrosion. The enamel is very corroded but appears to have been dark blue or black. There are fragments of gilding remaining which indicate the border and the design were gilded. The pendant is now quite badly co…
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th June 2010
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Record ID: LON-CB9097
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper alloy cast hooked tag (1500-1550). This example is a Read's Class E Type 3 single sharp-hooked clasp with an integral attachment-loop in the same plane as the circular plate. The attachment-loop is angular with a sub-rectangular aperture; the loop is worn and one corner is broken and missing. The hook is re-curving with an angular shank. The circular plate is domed with a concave reverse. It is decorated with a moulded-relief floral pattern, very similar to a rose. A very similar example is illustrated in Read (2008:95 no 346), who notes that Class E …
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-91F771
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper-alloy stud of probable Roman date. The stud has a triangular sectioned head with eight slightly irregular facets. The shaft is square in cross-section and tapers gradually from the head to the point. The head is up to 7.5mm high and up to 10.2mm wide; the shaft is 9.95mm long and up to 3.05mm across at the top. The artefact is probably Roman in date but its plainness makes it hard to rule out an earlier or later date. It is probably a decorative stud for a harness or furniture. See SUSS-563391 for a similar example on this database.
Created on: Friday 4th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 12th July 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-903B45
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame of early post-medieval date, complete with pin. The frame is formed of two conjoined ovals such that the sides incurve slightly. The frame is bevelled externally on the upper surface; bevelling echoed internally on the lower surface. The basic wire pin survives loosely looped around the pin bar; there are faint suggestions of pin rests. The buckle frame has corroded to a variable mid-green colour with some patches of off-white corrosion product and darker green patina surviving in places. The pin, of a different alloy, is of a re…
Created on: Friday 4th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 12th July 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-8FF924
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken and damaged cast copper-alloy Roman strap-end with openwork perforations. The artefact is perhaps best classified as an 'amphora-shaped' strap-end, as such dating to the fourth or fifth century AD (Geake 2001, 31). By definition, the artefact takes the approximate shape of an amphora, tapering to a pointed terminal. The sides are straight and taper gradually from the widest point (14.65mm) towards the attachment end. The terminal is expanded in width (5.5mm) and thickness and is of sub-conical form, similar to that on a strap-end illustrated in Appels and Laycock (2007, 257; …
Created on: Friday 4th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th June 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-8F7683
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete cast copper-alloy post-medieval asymmetrical shoe or knee buckle (c. 17th century). The broadly D-shaped frame is bevelled externally and internally, the latter more steeply. The lower surface is largely flat but for some beveling internally. The sides curve to a blunted point at the outer edge. Around half way along each side is a raised moulding on the upper surface to accommodate the spindle; the lower surface is flat at these points. This pin bar has been lost, although traces of orange corrosion product around the holes drilled to take the bar (and beyo…
Created on: Friday 4th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 14th July 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-8D3870
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle of post-medieval date. The buckle is trapezoidal in shape with lobed protrusions at either end of the pin bar. Each outer edge is pointed. The outside edge of the buckle is bevelled while the lower surface is flat. Otherwise complete, the buckle's pin is missing. The buckle dates from around 1620 to 1680 AD. Whilst undecorated, in form the buckle is similar to an example illustrated in Whitehead (1996, 82; ref. 514). The artefact has corroded to a red-brown colour with patches of light-green corrosion product, especially…
Created on: Friday 4th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-7C0B46
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead cannon ball with a diameter of 48.33mm. The object is circular, but with some pieces missing (the biggest of which is a long gash that measures 28.5mm long, 8.4mm wide and and 5 mm deep) which causes the shape to be irregular. There are many other dents and pits in the surface, which are also filled with dirt. Probably dates from the post-medieval period.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-7BDB56
Object type: TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified tool, 1600-1800. The object has a circular head, similar in style to that of a nail. The body of the object is sub-rectangular in section with a bent and flattened shaft. The object has taken on a brownish white cast suggesting that it is made of a white metal, but the object is relatively light, probably incorporating a significant amount of tin or even some more modern metal/alloy. The identification of the metal has implications on both the date and function of the object, both pointing toward a more modern (c. 1800 and later) origina and use. In…
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Record ID: NCL-7B3D97
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy undeveloped flat axehead from the late early bronze age. The objects has one squared end with rounded corners while the opposite end is completely curved and forms the blade portion of the axehead. In good condition, although surface is very pitted and there are a number of small pieces that have broken off, particularly around the squared end. Very symmetrical in shape.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-7B3BE2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval decorated lead alloy spindle whorl. The whorl has a bi-conical form with 8 symmetrical radial cast sections. Each section has a raised central dot. the spindle whorl has taken on a whitish gray color and is in good condition.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-7B2F51
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy artefact of possible Roman date, possibly a distorted finger-ring formed from a fragment of a larger object, perhaps a bracelet, since broken. The object has been bent into a shield shape with bowed sides; the broken points are now joined such that the item does not readily fit on an adult finger. The object has regular transverse grooves around the outer edge giving a beaded appearance; the inner surface is flat. It has corroded to a dark-green colour with some traces of lighter green corrosion product.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-7B2117
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy artefact of uncertain function, probably post-medieval in date. The object has a broadly circular cross-section, consisting of a main body and stub emerging centrally from one flattened end. The sides of the main body taper gradually, but only slightly, to the other end which is completely flat. Longitudinal grooves at each cardinal point give the main body a sub-quatrefoil cross-section in reality. The artefact could have slotted into a larger piece with the aid of the grooves. Alternatively it might have acted as a weight with a cord tied around the stub. The ar…
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-7AFF84
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable element from a tip of a Bronze Age cast copper-alloy spearhead. The fragment is now sub-trapezoidal in plan, with breaks at both ends, and broadly lozengiform in cross-section, with flattened side flanges. Both edges have been abraded. The metal has a variable dark-green patina with some pitting and small patches of lighter corrosion product. Unfortunately with so much of the artefact missing, it is very difficult to tell the phase of the Middle/Late Bronze Age to which it belongs.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-7AC671
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval decorated lead alloy spindle whorl. The whorl has a bi-conical form with 7 symmetrical radial cast sections. Each section has a raised central dot. the spindle whorl has taken on a whitish gray color and is quite worn.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Record ID: BERK-7AB167
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast bronze Medieval / early Post-medieval vessel leg. The leg has a slight midrib. The leg is quite long sugesting that this may have been from a cauldron type vessel. Probably 15th - 17th Century.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Friday 18th March 2011
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Record ID: NCL-7A9567
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragmet of a cast, copper-alloy headstud brooch of the early Roman period, c. 69-200. Only the head remains, with sub-cylindrical arms and a raised boss on the top of the bow. A slot in the back centre of the head and axel indicate a hinged pin. The brooch is corroded, obscuring likely decoration of the cast integral headstud and arms.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Record ID: BUC-7A87F1
Object type: BROOCH PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The slightly bent but full length cast copper alloy brooch pin. The ring would have allowed it to pivot on the hoop of a penannular Anglo Saxon brooch and is decorated with parallel lines and mouldings. The shaft is undecorated. For a complete example of one of these brooches from North Yorkshire, dated 410 - 600 AD, see NCL-A31A61
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2011
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Record ID: NARC-7A58F3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman Dolphin brooch. (43-120AD). The wings are short and semi-cylindrical in plan with open ends. The axis bar, spring and pin are lost. The bow head is comma-shaped with a central ridge running vertically down the bow. The foot and catch plate are also missing.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-7A4A64
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight of uncertain date. The weight is sub-cylindrical in shape and the top of the weight has been broken off. Weights of a similar nature are common from the Roman period throught the Medieval period.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Record ID: NCL-7A2572
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of lead alloy musket and pistol shot, 25 in total. Total weight is 295.7g. 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: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Record ID: WAW-78D727
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Iron bloomery slag. The fragment measures 41.42mm long by 29.63m wide and 14.31mm thick. It weighs 10.4 grams. The fragment of slag feels light for its size, and bears a resemblement to vitrified clay. Air bubbles are present. The process of smelting iron ore to produce iron has not changed much from the Iron Age to the Medieval period, so this piece of bloomery slag could date from any time between the Iron Age (800 BC) to the Medieval Period (1500 AD).
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2012
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Record ID: NCL-77EA75
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy (most likely pewter) spoon handle terminal, of Post-Medieval to Modern date. The object appears to be the terminal of a spoon handle and is decorated with a concave scallop shell design. There is a small remnant of the handle to the spoon which has three decorative lines running away from the scalloped designed end. Where these two features meet there is a small raised hollow circle which may be part of the design, or may have held some kind offurther decortive element.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-77B292
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age to Roman (1st century BC to 1st Century AD) cast copper alloy strap junction; formed of two conjoined openwork circles arranged as a figure eight, with a projecting strap bar on the two longest edges. The strap bars are cylindrical with a perpendicular 'D' shaped terminal at each end which joins them to the openwork circles. It is 33.80mm long, 32.35mm wide, 6.09mm thick and weighs 21.45 grams. The strap junction has an even mid-green patina.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: WMID-779924
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead post-medieval token. The token has a cross on one side with a pellet in each of its angles. The other side has a cross with two additonal lines running from the arms of the cross to the foot giving the impression of an inverted ship sail. This is surrounded by at least 8 pellets.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-779401
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval cast lead 'boy bishop' groat sized token. The token is damaged and worn. Obverse: illegible Obverse inscription: illegible Reverse: long cross with three pellets in each angle Reverse inscription: illegible
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-778FD4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval cast lead 'boy bishop' groat sized token. The token is damaged and bent. Obverse: illegible Obverse inscription: illegible Reverse: long cross with three pellets in each angle Reverse inscription: illegible
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-7781B2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy vessel leg. It is sub-rectangular in plan, expanding in width and thickness towwards the foot. It has a 'D' shaped cross section. There is a worn break at the apex of the leg. It is 20.06mm long, 14.62mm wide, 6.16mm thick expanding to 21.46mm wide, 10.37mm thick. It weighs 19.40 grams.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-777B00
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy double loop buckle frame; only the outer edge of one loop survives; the frame is expanded and has a moulded flower design. The fragment is 12.41mm long, 23.20mm wide, 2.26mm thick and weighs 1.74 grams.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-771FB3
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy pilgrim's ampulla, dating from c. 1350-1530. The obverse carries a design of a large crown, with a hatched lining. This may signify Mary, Queen of Heaven. At the upper rim of the ampulla is a transverse band containing a row of smaller dots, above which are a series of arches. The background field is plain except for the outer edge, which is decorated with a pattern of hatched triangles. The reverse carries a design of a square-topped shield, within which is a cross of St. George. The shield is flanked by two thin olive branches. Shields on ampullae are considered to…
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-76F3E2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast, copper alloy sword belt fitting, dating from c. 1500-1700. It consists of a broken ring that carries a smaller ring to one side, and a section of hollow-backed plate. The plate is shaped like two lozenges next to each other. There is a copper alloy rivet through the lozenge next to the ring. There is no apparent decoration; if any existed, it has been destroyed by corrosion products. The fitting has a light green patina. It is 33.3mm long, 22.5mm wide and 4.2mm thick. It weighs 3.12gm. Reference: Bailey, Detector Finds 2, p. 48.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-76E7B3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast, copper alloy sword belt fitting, c. 1500-1700. It consists of a broken ring that carries the remains of a smaller ring, also broken, and a section of hollow-backed plate in the form of three lobes in a row. The plate is decorated with two shallow transverse grooves immediately adjacent to the ring. There is a copper alloy rivet in the centre of the first lobe. The fitting retains traces of gilding; elsewhere it displays a light green patina. It is 33mm long, 14.9mm wide and 8.4mm thick. It weighs 2.3gm. Reference: Bailey, Detector Finds 2, p. 48.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-76D547
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy buckle, with a curved frame and a narrowed strap bar set back from the frame, dating from c. 1400-1500. The outer edge of each loop is decorated with four deep grooves, giving it a toothed appearance. There is further lateral and transverse grooved decoration on the outer edge of each loop. Whitehead suggests that these buckles may have had a specialized function, such as fastenings for armour. The buckle has a rough, light green patina. It is 33.3mm long, 26.7mm wide and 6.2mm thick. It weighs 10.25gm. Reference: Whitehead, Buckles 1250-1800, p.77, No. 476.
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-768DA0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast, copper alloy Roman knee brooch of the semicircular head type, dating from the period AD 150 to 220. The brooch is plain, without decoration on either the bow or the head. A small section on one side of the head has broken away in antiquity and is missing. It has a semi circular head plate concealing two lugs supporting an iron axis bar and a copper alloy sprung pin. The body of the brooch is humped and then tapers to the foot. It is hollow behind. There is a concave area on the top of the bow immediately before the head plate. Part of the catchplate survives. The brooch has a…
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: WAW-6B3366
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy buckle. The buckle frame is a sub-D shape which has a pronounced lipped notch for the pin. The strap bar is slightly off-set, the bar is not narrowed. The frame is quite flat on the reverse. The pin is missing. The surface of the frame has a mid green colour. The length of the buckle frame is 19.97mm long and 23.05mm wide. It weighs 3g. The frame is probably dated to the Medieval period. Egan and Pritchard illustrate similar examples (Nos. 306-310) which date from c. 1230 to c. 1400.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-67BBD4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy, penannular brooch which is slightly misshapen. It is 30.4mm long, 26.6mm wide and 8.8mm thick. It weighs 4.62gm. It is badly corroded, making it impossible to classify, but penannular brooches were used from c.300 BC - 500 AD. This example is most likely to be Roman in date. The terminals are thicker than the rest of the frame. The pin is missing. The brooch has a rough red patina.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-67B528
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The head of a cast, copper alloy Roman brooch. It is 27.6mm long, 17.2mm wide and 11.9mm thick. It weighs 8.8gm. It is from a Hod Hill type brooch dating from the first century AD. It has tubular wings that do not project beyond the width of the bow. These hold an iron axis bar and copper alloy hinged pin, of which almost all is missing. The bow is rectangular and flat. The top part is decorated with transverse bands. Where it changes angles, there is a raised and thickened area in the form of a group of three collars. Below this is an area decorated with short vertical grooves and th…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-67AF25
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The foot and a short section of the bow from a cast, copper alloy Roman brooch. It is 24.8mm long, 5.1mm wide and 8.7mm wide. It weighs 1.86gm. The foot is circular and projects forwards. There is a triple collar above it. The bow is decorated with recessed squares filled with red enamel. The use of enamelling suggests a second century date, but the type of brooch is not possible to determine from the lower half alone. The break is patinated. Most of the catch plate is missing.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-67A8C8
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular, cast lead alloy button or stud probably dating from the early Post Medieval period. The upper surface is slightly domed and is decorated with four raised lines in the form of a cross radiating from a central, raised pellet. In each of the angles of the cross is a further raised pellet and the whole design is contained within a narrow, raised line running around the button just inside the outer circumference. There are three groups of three smaller raised pellets on the outer rim of the button, one group at the end of each of three arms of the cross. The fourth arm does not…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-67A208
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast, copper alloy Roman brooch. It is 20.9mm long, 17.7mm wide and 14.7mm thick. It weighs 6.72gm. It is part of a headstud brooch dating from 75 - 200 AD. The wings are tubular and contain a copper alloy axis bar which probably once extended to form a head loop too. Part of the copper alloy hinged pin survives. There is a raised fin on the head; a pseudo chord hook. There is an oval setting for a separate headstud below, with a hole through the bow to attach it. The brooch is too corroded to know if there was further decoration. The bow tapers but the lower half and …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-679A22
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast lead / tin rich copper alloy coin; an Iron Age Potin, probably of the Cantii Tribe, Angular bull type, similar to Van Arsdell number 129-1 & BM (Hobbs) 670ff; Rudd ABC 171. The coin probably dates from 85 - 50 BC. It shows a Celticized head of Apollo right on the obverse, and a celticized bull charging left on the reverse. It is 17mm in diameter and 1.1mm thick. It weighs 1.47gm. Recorded as CCI 10.1078.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-671AE2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Barnsley
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rectangular, Roman, copper alloy belt plate decorated with millefiore glass. It dates from 200 - 300 AD. The face of the rectangular plate is divided by raised ridges of copper alloy into six rectangular panels, arranged as two alongside each other in the centre, surrounded by one transverse long area at each end and one lateral long area at each side. Within each panel is millefiore decoration, in the same pattern. There are alternate squares of blue and checked red and white glass, with nine rods of glass in each square. In the centre panels are five rows of seven squares. The bor…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: LANCUM-552632
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lower part of a cast cu-alloy socketed axe, probably of a Irish bag-shaped axe, dating from the Later Bronze Age, i.e. c.1000-800BC. Only the main body and blade of the axe remain: the mouth and loop are missing. The mouth would have been rectangular with one small loop at the side. The main body of the axe is undecorated, and the axe looks well worn and resharpened. The casting seams at the sides were flatted and smoothed. Irish or bag-shaped axes are one type of Late Bronze Age socketed axes: they are quite short/stumpy and are seldom decorated with ribs or a more elaborate pattern.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Friday 9th July 2010
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Record ID: NARC-54CDA8
Object type: DRESS AND PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete pair of silver cufflinks. Round cufflinks with matching etched designs - three flowers entwined at the stems with a border of short diagional lines. Connected at the reverse by an oval link fitted through circular suspension loops on the reverse of the cufflinks. Each cufflink is 19mm in diameter and is slightly concave. This style of cufflink is typically dated to the later 18th century, and as such has not been reported as Treasure under the 1996 Treasure Act.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
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Record ID: NARC-549DE7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy domed strap fitting. 1250-1400 AD. Domed central plate with cross hatched central band. Square plate at each end of the oval centre, from which rivets attached the item to a leather strap or belt.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-53F8A8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A shield shaped lead alloy weight, probably dating from c. 1400-1600. This weight has been over stamped and the only remaining part of the original design is a shallowly inscribed groove running around the edge of the weight. The over stamping takes the form of a crown, beneath which are the letters G R / V, suggesting that this weight was re-approved for use at least as late as the reign of George I (1714-27), and possibly as late as 1797. It is 39.4mm long, 32.8mm wide and 12.4mm thick. It weighs 108.14gm (3.81 oz.) so was probably intended to be a 4oz weight. Reference: Biggs & Wit…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-53E6F3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a copper alloy penannular brooch dating from the Late Iron Age to Roman period. It is probably an example of Fowler's type Aa and has a terminal which is circular but has a flat end. There is a groove before the frame. Both the terminal and the end of the frame are decorated with two incised grooves. Only part of the frame and one terminal survives. The pin is missing. The brooch has a length of 27.16mm, width 6.74mm, thickness 3.81mm, weight 3.41g. These brooches are quite rare in Britain and can be very hard to date as the style was in use for nearly 1000 years (Hattatt 1985…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2012
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Record ID: NARC-53D1A2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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Complete small cast copper alloy D-shaped buckle. For shoes or spurs. Pin is a copper wire bent around the axis bar. 1250-1400 AD.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-534A97
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman brooch, probably an Aucissa type dating from c. 43 -100AD. The bow of the brooch has been flattened, in antiquity, damaging the patina and the curve is no longer apparent. The bow is plain, except at the shoulder, where there is a raised triangular section, bordered by a line of incised small squares. The wings are also plain and tubular, holding the remains of a ferrous pin bar. There is a wide slot for the hinged pin. The catch plate is present, but the pin is missing. The brooch has a dark green patina. It is 57.4mm long, 26.3mm wide and 12.1mm thick. It w…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2012
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Record ID: WMID-533725
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A fragment of a medieval silver-gilt iconographic finger ring. The bezel is formed of a central ridge with two faceted panels, each engraved with a zig-zag design. The shoulders are also engraved with a geometric design. The hoop is broken, approximately half of the ring surviving. This type of ring is described as iconographic as many examples are engraved with religious imagery. Dimensions: Max diameter: 24mm Width: 8mm The find therefore qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content. …
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-532BB7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy trapezoidal shoe or knee buckle with drilled frame for a separate spindle, dating from c. 1660-1720. It has moulded pin rests in the form of leaves, and opposed scrolls flanking the spindle hole. The remains of the spindle are still in the spindle holes. The buckle has a dark brown patina. The plate and pin are missing. It is 26.5mm long, 17.1mm wide and 4.5mm thick. It weighs 3.62gm. Reference: Whitehead, Buckles 1250-1800, p.98, No. 611.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2012
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Record ID: WMID-531097
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Ref.: 2010 T335 (Rec. no. 7168) Surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated an approximate silver content for the ingot of 94%, the remainder being copper with a trace of lead and gold. This is likely to be a slight overestimate of the silver content of the core metal, as corrosion alters the composition of the surface of the ingot by preferentially leaching out the copper; the ingot weighs 10.23 grams. The ingot appears to have been cast in an open mould as a typical cigar shape with rounded ends and then the upper and lower surfaces were hammered flat, giv…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
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Record ID: WMID-52DAF4
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: Silver disc stamped with circular border. The front has images of two hearts under a Crown. The flanged edges show damage and have been bent towards the reverse of the cufflink. The reverse has an integral loop in the centre. Dimensions: Diameter, 16.1mm Depth, 5mm Weight, 1g Discussion: The motif of two hearts under a crown was used to symbolise the marriage of Charles II and Catherine of Briganza in 1662. The style remained in fashion through the early 18th Century. A similar example can be found in the TAR 2005/6: p 138 (ref 613), 2005 T168. This type is c…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2012
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Record ID: DUR-52B601
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman finger ring, 2nd- 3rd century in date. It is complete and has a circular raised bezel. This is plain with no decoration. The shoulders are slightly angular and with a grooved triangle with the point facing away from the bezel and regular grooves on both edges. The hoop away from the bezel and shoulders is sub-circular in cross section and thicker at the bottom.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-521116
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy artefact, probably a dagger guard, probably dating from the Medieval or post medieval period. It consists of a thick casting which is quatrefoil shaped in section and tubular, but twisted, so the grooves between the lobes twist along the length of the tube, in a spiral. The tube is 25.7mm long and seems to be complete. The hole through the centre is small and rectangular at one end, but flares to a large rounded aperture at the other end. This opening is particularly worn on one side. If the worn side is at 12 o'clock, from the three o'clock position projects a cur…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-517547
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy Roman conical disc brooch dating from 100-250 AD. The brooch is circular with a raised rim with six small knops projecting from it, equally spaced round the outer edge. The decoration consists of a raised central mound, the apex of which is flat and carries a raised dot within a raised, circular ridge. There are three fine, concentric lines engraved inside the rim. The catch plate, double lug and iron axis bar with a small section of the copper alloy pin remain in place. The brooch has an overall dark green glossy patina.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-514633
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete lead-alloy devil/satyr figurine of Post-Medieval to Modern date. The figurine depicts a devil or satyr, with a relatively normal human upper body and the lower half of a goat. The surface bears an orange-red coloured enamel or paint. The torso has some muscle definition depicted in the pectoral mussels, and possible stomach muscles. The figurine has elongated arms that end in hands which have also been elongated and deformed, which the palms of the hands being much longer than the standard human hand, while the thumbs also do not conform to this standard as they are m…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-5135A4
Object type: LINCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron and copper alloy artefact which may be the lower part of the shaft and the foot from an Iron Age linch pin. It consists of a circular shaft, bent at one end to almost 90 degrees. At the point where the shaft is bent is a copper alloy section consisting of an oblate spheroid, separated by deep grooves from two collars into which the iron shaft is fitted. The alloy section has a light green patina: the iron section is, as would be expected, very corroded. A close parallel for this object has not been found, so the identification is tentative, but other linch pins with some simil…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-510500
Object type: SHOE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Half of a post-medieval copper alloy shoe or clog clasp, sub-rectangular with shaped sides, each side being double-convex between two small rectangular projections and having three further small projections in the central, waisted section. There is a short, bent broken rectangular projection at one end, and a bent, T-shaped projection with convex upper edge at the other end. The face of the clasp is decorated with two stamped Maltese crosses, the arms of which carry a pattern of parallel lines. Shoe and clog clasps are usually dated to the end of the eighteenth and nineteenth century;…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-50F611
Object type: STUD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy octofoil stud dating from the Medieval or Post Medieval period. It is domed with eight ridges that flow out from a central circle. There is a solid thick integral spike on the reverse that is round in section. The mount has a light green patina. It has a length of 20.30mm, width 16.02mm, thickness 2.50mm, weight 12.02g. A similar example is LANCUM-0CB716 on the PAS database, but there are also similar medieval multifoil studs such as NARC-A67037.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-50EA77
Object type: STUD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy heraldic stud dating from the Medieval period, 13th - 14th century. The head is flat and is shaped like a quatrefoil with pointed projections between the lobes. The design has a central square that probably contains a lion. There is a fleur de lis on each side of the square. Traces of red enamel can still be seen in the field. It has a length of 19.71mm, width 18.19mm, thickness 2.71mm, weight 5.63g. A similar example is SWYOR-2BBF74 on the PAS database.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: LEIC-50E500
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 32mm long, 19mm wide and 4mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 6.40grams. The seal is oval in form, with pointed teminals, and rectangular in section. It has a small semi-circular suspension loop and its surface has been slightly corroded making an impression difficult. It appears to have a motif that includes a bird, a sub rectangular depression may be a torso? and it may show tail feathers? The seal has an inscription, but it is too worn to read.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-50DE64
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and illegible oval lead alloy seal matrix dating from the Medieval period. The matrix is in the shape of a pointed oval or vessica shaped. The central motif may be a tulip or elongated fleur de lis. A small suspension loop is located on the back which was decorated with a design in relief. It has a length of 32.08mm, width 20.26mm, thickness 3.31mm, weight 11.83g.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-50A7A4
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete face and neck from a Post Medieval flat lead alloy toy figure. The fragment has a flat back while the front is slightly convex with projecting oval eyes, a triangular nose, straight line for a mouth and three beads of a necklace on the neck. It is probably part of a larger flat doll such as SUR-2DC8B1. The heads of such dolls appear to be particularly vulnerable to becoming detached and several are recorded on the database; e.g. SUSS-87E08E, NCL-7F31B4 and SF-992C37, the first being particularly similar. The toy is probably late 16th to 17th century in date. Geoff Egan has …
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: WMID-502BD4
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Roman bow brooch of Trumpet headed type. The brooch is incomplete, missing the lower part of the bow and its pin. The head has the expanded, bell-like head familiar to Trumpet brooches. A perforated lug behind the head would once have held the spring. In the middle of the bow there is a moulding flanked by horizontal ribs. It is almost flat at the back. The central moulding is decorated with two cells which contain red enamel. It is likely that there was once more enamelled cells, but poor preservation prevents identification of these. Parts of the brooch appear to…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st June 2010
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Record ID: KENT-502643
Object type: TERRET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy terret ring c.50BC - 100AD. D shaped. Platform decorated with four leaf shapes moulded at equal distances around the ring. The attachment bar has broken off and is missing. The cross section thickens in the centre of the ring. 26.0mm in length, 6.4mm thick (centre of ring) and weighs 35.94g. The terret is a distinctive Iron Age object found only in Britain. Terrets were rein guides/rings for chariots or wagons and esamples have been found dating from the Iron Age to the early Roman period (c.300BC- 150AD).
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 30th November 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-4FC184
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of the handle from a copper alloy Roman vessel, a patera, probably dating from 50-200AD. Only the circular terminal of the handle which tapers to the shaft proper survives. The terminal is circular and is delineated by two shallow concentric circles. There are traces of a row of punched circles within the inner groove. The centre of the terminal is pierced by a circular hole with a slightly raised rim and similar groove round that. There are also traces of another ring of punched dots. The handle has a grooved border along each side. There is probably a makers mark in the middle …
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-4F8FE5
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy stylus, 28mm long (folded) and 6mm in diameter. The object is in fair condition and weighs 17.43 grams. It is circular in section and has one pointed, conical end and the other has a wide collar, making it look rather like a nail. Medieval to post-Medieval in date.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th February 2014
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Record ID: LEIC-4F6515
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or later white metal bell? fragment, 21mm in diameter and 21mm long. The object is in poor condition and weighs 13.47grams. The object consists of the remains of a circular sectioned 'cup'l with a flat upper edge. There is a rectangular fixing loop in the centre of the upper edge, which appear to be roughly cast. The bell has a silver appearance but is probably a lead rich alloy.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-4F51F7
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy seal box lid dating from the 2nd or 3rd century. It is tear drop shaped or leaf shaped with a small knop at the terminal. The lid is highly decorative and has a perimeter of reserved metal and a smaller heart outline of reserved metal in the centre. Within the heart is a circle of reserved metal. A small trace of enamel which was possibly once blue survives in the recessed field, near the knop. There is a small pellet of reserved metal above the heart. The lid has a length of 35.20mm, width 19.74mm, thickness 1.62mm, weight 2.53g. A very similar example but complete is …
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: DUR-4EBEE4
Object type: RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy ring, Medieval to Post Medieval in date. It is a plain ring, with a sub-rectangular cross-section. It is not an even width all the way around. These sorts of rings could have been used for many purposes and over long periods of time. When found as a stray find with no context it is difficult to date them accurately. Finders ref 11
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th September 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-4E7513
Object type: LUG (HANDLE)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron age or Roman copper alloy tankard handle, 50mm long, 14mm wide and 4mm thick. The object is in good condition and weighs 12.03grams. The object consists of just over half a tankard handle and is sub rectangular in section. Its upper edge terminates in two sub triangular plates which have one circular fixing hole each. The bow of the handle emerges from the tops of these plates and merges to form a sub-rectangular curved handle. In the objects centre the handle opens out to form an open triangular frame which sits above a rectangular plate. This is decorated with a raised semi-sph…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-4E7316
Object type: ROWEL SPUR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy spur rowel, probably medieval in date. Only the rowel survives. It has 16 points, each of which is tear drop shaped and bevelled. The central hole fr the axle has been worn on one side making it oval and no longer central. Traces of gilding survive. Officially, only knights were allowed to wear gilded spurs, but by the late 14th century there were complaints that men who were not knighted were wearing gilded spurs. The rowel spur was introduced in the 13th century and remained fashionable into the Post Medieval period. This one probably dates from the 14th century…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-4E57C5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy probable perforated weight. It is tear drop shaped in plan, and D shaped in section. It may have been formed by pouring lead into the bowl of a spoon. A small suspension hole has been made where the stem would have been, but the hole is now damaged. It has a length of 63.40mm, width 41.68mm, thickness 12.75mm, weight 181.18g or 6.4oz. Another crude weight apparently cast in a spoon is KENT-0EF490. A medieval or post medieval date is most likely.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-4DFA94
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper casket alloy key dating from the 16th or 17th century. The bit is a plain rectangle with a projecting tip to the stem. There is a triple collar beneath the bow. The bow is kidney shaped with two internal projections (inturned). The key is poorly finished with the casting flange not completely trimmed off. Compare to SUR-6F1F98, SUR-C66583, SUSS-409236 and NMS-7940B5 which are very similar and which reference Read (2001, 67, 73; refs. 564ff.).
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 12th August 2010
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Record ID: DUR-4DF644
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Spindle Whorl, Medieval in date. It is circular in plan with a central circular perforation. It is plain with no decoration. Finders ref 4
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th September 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-4DEFF4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy hinged bow brooch, 19mm long, 19mm wide and 10mm thick. The brooch is in a poor condition and weighs 3.64 grams. The object consists of hollow circular sectioned wings with a hinged pin mechanism and a circular sectione dtapering bow.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
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Record ID: SWYOR-4DBD73
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy, penannular bracelet probably of Roman date. The bracelet is oval in plan and in section. It tapers towards the terminals which are missing. It is thick, heavy and solid. There is no decoration but the patina is well developed if uneven. Similar examples recorded recently are SWYOR-3FB367 and SWYOR-1E3AD7.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Monday 2nd August 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-4DA751
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from the rim of a copper alloy clapper bell, dating from the post medieval period probably. The fragment is grey green in colour, perhaps more coppery than is usual for a bell. The rim is pointed with a slight swelling on the inner edge; a characteristic shape for a bell rim. Compare SWYOR-9E2FE8. It is also possible that this fragment could be from the rim of a large shallow vessel such as a platter or dish.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Monday 2nd August 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-4D9630
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gilded, copper alloy mount in the shape of an acorn. The nut seems to be decorated with opposed scrolls. The cupela is deliminated by a raised transverse ridge and is cross hatched, with a circular indentation in the centre of each lozenge. The stem at the base is forked and bent to the side, probably intentionally. There is a knop at the apex of the nut. The mount is convex on the front, and hollow on the back. It has two integral bent spikes which suggest a 17th century date. There are traces of gilding all over the front. There are many very similar xeamples on the database incl…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Monday 2nd August 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-4D6FE5
Object type: BALANCE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy, arm from a medieval folding balance. The arm is octagonal in section and is slightly bent. The end with a perforation to suspend the pan is missing. The decorative reeled collar survives. In the centre of the arm is an area of transverse moulding; three grooves, and at the other end is a double reeled moulding. Also at this end is the remains of the hinge which allowed the arms of the balance to be folded up. There is a central projecting rectangular tab with iron corrosion probably all the remains of an axis pin. There are also two shorter tabs, one on each side…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Monday 2nd August 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-4D21C3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 24 mm in diameter and 12mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 23.83grams. The whorl has a central hole 10mm wide and sides which slope to a point. The decoration is unusual, having short raised lines seperating a motif consisting of a raised dot which is sitting at the apex of a curved line.
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-437232
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper-alloy strap end similar to Thomas type 2, probably dating 700-900. The strap-end has an incomplete split end, a tapering body and a zoomorphic terminal. The front face of the body has a panel decorated with a simple incised diagonal design. Part of the decorated face and the split end are missing.
Created on: Monday 31st May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th March 2014
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Record ID: WAW-416CA5
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy signet seal ring combined with a pipe tamper. The finger ring element has a flat oval bezel with a harp as the device decorating it. The hoop is semi-circular in section and the apex ofthe reverse of the hoop has the piper tamper protruding. The pipe tamper is integral to the hoop. The tamper is has a moulded collar at the junction with the hoop, is circular in section and expands slightly in width to an off-set wider terminal which is the pipe tamper element. This section is 6.3mm diameter. The object measures 42.44mm long from the bezel to the pipe tamper terminal. 2…
Created on: Monday 31st May 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: WAW-40F5B5
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy harness pendant suspension strap mount. It is a wide sub-rectangle in plan with each terminal having a narrowed section, followed by a more bulbous section which has a rivet hole in the centre and finally terminating with a smaller integral knop. One terminal is incomplete. Only one rivet remains and that is copper alloy with a rounded rivet head. The body ofthis section of the mount is triangular in section. In the centre of the rectangular bar there is an integral is a suspension component which is formed by two arms which have perforated terminals. An iron axis…
Created on: Monday 31st May 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: WAW-40D801
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy penannular brooch which has been straightened forming a sub '[' shape in plan. Each terminal is expanded and decorated with a pair of conjoined circular discs, with a groove between them. The edges of the discs have fine obliquely angled grooves. The hoop is narrowed and is circular in section and undecorated. The pin is an elongated triangle which has been curled around the hoop. The pin extends and develops a circular section until its blunt terminal. The surface of the brooch has a well developed blue/green shiny patina. The brooch measures 80.97mm long and 5.6…
Created on: Monday 31st May 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: WAW-409D92
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Trumpet brooch. The bow head is a sub-oval in plan, with a fragment missing. On the reverse of the bow head there is a vertical incomplete perforated lug. The pin, spring and possible axis bar are all missing. The outer face of the bow head is undecorated. The bow protrudes from the centre of the bow head and is sub oval in section. This portion of the bow is undecorated. In profile the bow is curvaceous forming an 'C' shape. At the apex of the bow there is a simplistic acanthus formed by three horizontal ridges, the centre being the most promine…
Created on: Monday 31st May 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: WAW-407FB4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman Colchester Two-Piece Brooch made of cast copper alloy. The wings are tubular and in the centre there is a vertical slot which originally would have allowed the hinged pin to move appropriately. The wings are undecorated. Within the wings there is a horizontal copper alloy axis bar which would support the pin, however the pin is missing. The bow head is angular in profile, forming an inverted 'L' shape. The upper face of the bow head is decorated with two linear grooves. Atthe apex of the bow and bow head there is a pointed oval cell filled with blue enamel. The bow is the…
Created on: Monday 31st May 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-3EA9A4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead bi-conical Medieval spindle whorl with geometric design divided into eight sections with three raised dots in each sections. Good condition, with obvious signs of use and wear, one side being much more worn than the other.
Created on: Monday 31st May 2010
Last updated: Friday 2nd July 2010
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Record ID: WAW-2C6EA7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch. The wings are semi-cylindrical, however only one remains. This has a perforated wing cap at the terminal. The wings are undecorated. In the centre of the upper edge of the wings there is an integral hook which would have supported the chord. The axis bar, spring, and pin are all missing. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is sub semi-circular in section. The bow tapers to a blunt point. Both the bow and bow head are undecorated. The catchplate is missing. The surface of the brooch has an incomplete well developed light g
Created on: Sunday 30th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: GLO-FE5BA5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy openwork mount, this consists of a central diagonal band with expanded ends, in the expanded ends are four pellets. The narrow midsection is flanked by two roundels, these also have two pellets in the centre. These are all held in place by a linear band, above and below, which has a circular cross-section. Both ends of the bands are truncated, as a result it is impossible to surmise the original shape or function of the artefact.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: GLO-FDF237
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Penannular brooch, Overall the brooch is oval in plan with a curricular cross section frame and a small gap in between the terminal. The terminals are a moulded square shaped. In the centre of each of the terminal is a cross which is made up of four crescents arranged so their backs face the middle of the terminal This type of brooch corresponds with Fowlers Type G (1964, 107-109), with a suggested date range of the 6th and 7th centuries (Fowler, 1964, 117) and are though to be a Sub-Roman type
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-FD9BF2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman brooch, maybe a type of Dolphin brooch, dating from the 1st century AD. It is very worn and corroded. There is a tuular housing behind the head for the axis bar and hinged pin which both seems to have been copper alloy. The foot is missing. There are no remains of any decoration and the bow seems to have been plain, just tapering towards the foot. It has a length of 26.50mm, width 15.39mm, thickness 3.48mm, weight 5.46g. For reference see Hattatt 2000. A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches p. 300.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-FD8FE0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch dating from 75 - 175 AD. The pin and spring are missing but most of the catch plate remains in place. A small chip is missing from the head. The body is decorated with acanthus button which continues right round the bow. The moulded foot is complete, but the whole brooch is corroded. It has a length of 55.49mm, width 18.20mm, thickness 14.71mm, weight 12.84g. For reference see Hattatt 2000. A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient brooches p. 328 no: 947.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-FD85F6
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy strap-slide of the Roman period. The strap-slide can be described as 'eye-shaped', with a circle placed in the centre of a pointed oval. The circle is delimited by a groove, and consists of two concentre circular cells for enamel. The loop on the reverse is missing, leaving just two very worn stubs. It was integrally cast with the object and runs centrally on the long axis. It has a length of 37.93mm, width 26.70mm, thickness 16.38mm, weight 6.19g. Similar examples include NLM-6ADA20 and NCL-4D12F0, and there are also similarities to Type III Button and Loop Fasteners.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: GLO-FD1266
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy socketed axehead. The mouth of the socket is sub-rectangular in shape this has a moulded collar running around its circumference on the outside with the side loop beginning just below the moulding. Running down either side is casting flash. The main shaft of the axe is rectangular in cross section, with three pronounced moulded ridges that run down from the socket and converge just above the blade to form a V-shape. The blade is crescent shaped. The casting of this axe is extremely poor, this combined with poor quality metal has resulted in heavy pitting o…
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: GLO-FCB2E0
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Conical spindle whorl with a hole running down the centre
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: GLO-FCA467
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy pot leg, this is truncated on the top and bottom ends of the leg are truncated
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: GLO-FC6284
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Conical spindle whorl These artefacts date from the Roman Period to the Medieval Period
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: GLO-FC4676
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Conical weight, hole in the centre that only passes one third of the way down through its length.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: DEV-FC2455
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Sprue intact.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FC18A2
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Sprue intact.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FC0D46
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Sprue intact.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FBFDD0
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Poor casting resulting in incomplete sphere.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FBE497
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Miscast and showing signs of impact.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FBD6C4
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Hemispheres misaligned during casting. One side impacted.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: GLO-FBD531
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy double looped buckle. Oval frames with a narrowed strapbar. Date 1350-1550.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: DEV-FBBA90
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Showing signs of impact.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FB9150
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Two sides flattened by impact.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FB8387
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Banded around circumference with striations at right angles. The musket ball also signs of impact.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FB3573
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy musket ball. The surface is flattened on one side as a result of impact. Additional impact/worm tool mark on surface.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FB2594
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy musket ball. The item is flattened on one side, probably as a result of impact against a surface.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FB16A5
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. With flash line remaining.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FAEFB5
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy musket ball. The surface is severely flattened, probably as a result of impact against a surface.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FAD8B4
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. The surface is flattened on one side, probably as a result of impact against a surface.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FAC791
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Banded around circumference with striations at right angles, obscured by corosion.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FAA0C6
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy musket ball.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-FA8818
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: LEIC-F763F1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy vessel foot, 45mm long, 32mm wide and 15mm thick. The object is in fair condition with a black/ green patina and weighs 66 grams. It is rectangular in form and triangular in section. It has a slightly wider foot which is decorated with four raised sub rectangular areas.
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st June 2010
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Record ID: BERK-EAF656
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy circular object with multiple raised knops around its circumference. There is wear visible on opposing sides of this object where the knops have been worn down. On the inside of the object are marks and scratches, and the metal is thinner, suggesting that something has been secured through it and has been rubbing against the object, such as a strap. Maybe this is a type of rein, harness or strap fitting. Or terret ring? There are no other elements to this object to suggest that it was part of anything else, unlike similar objects such as Medieval staff mace heads. …
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 27th May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-EACF82
Object type: DRESS AND PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large cast copper alloy pendant or clasp. The object has five seperate stemmed flower designs on each face (some now missing), set with blue enamel. At the apex of the object part of what may be a hinge survives. The exact purpose of this object remains open to discussion - it looks quite Roman but may be neo-classical in design. Although it appears to be some type of horse harness pendant, no other bifaced examples could be found. The shape and design is similar to some hook clasps and mounts dating to the Post-medeival period.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 14th July 2010
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Record ID: BERK-EA1A05
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy trade weight dating to the 18th century. The weight is circular and has a shallow raised rim, plain on the reverse and with four stamped symbols on the face. These symbols are: a sword (for St Paul's, City of London) at 12 o'clock; a now illegible symbol, which would have been a crowned letter G for King George at 3 o'clock; a ewer (for the London Founder's Company) at 6 o'clock; and an A for avoirdupois (the weight system) at 9 o'clock. The location of the stamps indicates that this weight was made during the reigns of King George III (1760-1820) or King George IV…
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 27th May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-E94302
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Anglo-Saxon saucer brooch, dating from the mid 5th to mid 6th centuries AD. The brooch is incomplete, missing some of the rim, the pin and part of the catchplate. The brooch would have been gilded and has the common design of five running scrolled tendrils surrounding a central circle with a dot in the centre. All of this is bound by an outer concentric ring. This design and the brooch is very characteristic of the Upper Thames Valley.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 27th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-E8FC02
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flattened copper alloy sphere with an iron projection. The object may be furniture-related and is probably of Roman date.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: NCL-E8BDD5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Tyneside
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead-alloy Post Medieval token, 1500-1800. The obverse depicts and anchor and rope while the reverse shows a stylized branch or leaf design.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-E8B2B1
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a hasp section of a cast copper alloy, hasp and clasp type dress fastener, probably c. 1600-1750. It is the "eye" half of a hook and eye. The fastener is of openwork design, the main body being in the shape of a heart. Below the bottom of the heart is a short, rectangular crossbar above a lozenge shaped projection that is pierced with a circular hole probably for attaching to a garment. Above the heart is a lozenge shaped perforation, flanked by two small lobes with circular fastening holes and above this a rectangular loop to accept the clasp section. There is a trilobed pro…
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: NCL-E89176
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper-alloy Colchester-derivitive brooch, 69-100. The brooch is largely complete, missing only its hinge pin and the catchplate. The head of the brooch is T-shaped with cylindrical arms bearing four incised grooves, creating a banded effect. The upper bow is decorated with a central ridge and sub-rectangular designs down each face of the bow. The lower bow is decorated across its breadth with ribbing. The bow tapers from the head to the missing foot knob.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: NCL-E85A65
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy colchester-derivitive brooch, 43-100. The brooch is largely complete, missing only its pin and some of the catchplate. The head has cylindrical arms, each arm containing 3 evenly spaced grooves each bearing a raised Greek key motif. The bow emerges from the underside of the head and swoops upward before coming to a peak and returning to a more standard bow shape. In profile, it is very similar to a harp. In section, it is sub-square, and the bow is thickest at its peak and tapers to the foot. The side panels of the bow and the centre of the forward face each have…
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: NCL-E805E3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy probable strap union of the Medieval period, 1200-1500. The object consists of a sub-rectangular frame with recessed cross bars and covex upper and lower arms. One cross bar has a folded back sheet of copper alloy that functioned as a strap fitting. Without this strap fitting, the object would look like a buckle, but there is no perforation or recess for a buckle pin, and it seems improbable that a pin would be fitted onto the opposite side of the frame.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: GLO-E7DB52
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy socketed axehead. The mouth of the socket is sub-rectangular in shape this has a moulded collar running around its circumference on the outside with the side loop beginning just below the moulding. Running down either side is casting flash. The main shaft of the axe is rectangular in cross section. The blade, which is crescent shaped, expands out from the main body of the axe. There are two pronounced moulded ridges that run down from the socket to the blade. 1200-800BC
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Sunday 30th January 2011
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Record ID: GLO-E7BBF5
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy palstave axehead. This has a large steeply curved crescent shaped blade that may have been re-sharpened in antiquity. The blade thickens to a wide septum that has a concave depression before (on the blade side). The flanges are high and run almost the whole length of the rear half, the butt is flat
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 27th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E7A656
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two cast copper alloy Post-Medieval animal bells - one complete and one fragment. Both are undecorated. The fragment weighs 2.7g and is 23.61mm long by 14.58mm wide. The complete bell has a square suspension loop and a central rib dividing the hemispheres. The upper hemisphere has two sound holes, and there is a sound slot in the lower hemisphere. There is a trace of incised decoration visible on the lower hemispheres. The iron pea survives. It weight 32.3g and is 40.74mm long and 33mm in diameter. These are both dated circa AD1500-1700.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E79F72
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-Medieval animal bell fragment. This a plain bell. What survives is a small piece of the bell including the rib where the upper and lower hemispheres join. Dated circa AD 1500-1700. Length 26.5mm, width 20.5mm, weight 4.2g.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E78545
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Five incomplete animal bells. 1590 weighs 33.3g, is 33.3mm in diameter and 41.4mm in length. 40% is missing. It has a petal design, a central rib, a sub-square suspension loop and two sound holes. 1591 weighs 23.9g, is 29mm in diameter and 39.8mm in length. 25% is missing. It is undecorated, has a central rib, a sub-square suspension loop and two sound holes. 1592 weighs 22g, is 30.2mm in diameter and 43.5mm in length. 50% is missing. It is undecorated, has a central rib, a sub-square suspension loop and two sound holes. 1593 weighs 12.6g, is 30.5mm in diamete…
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-E72883
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular tombac button of the 18th century. It carries a shallowly inscribed design of a rose of five petals. The suspension loop is missing. A very close parallel may be found in Bailey, Buttons and Fasteners 500BC-AD1840, p. 49, Fig. 9.60. The button is 18.4mm in diameter and 2.4mm thick. It weighs 2.58gm.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: NCL-E69196
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast, copper-alloy cruciform brooch of 5th-6th century date. The fragment consists of the side- or topknob from the head of a cruciform brooch. The knob is half-round in section with a hollow back. The knob has 3 sections: a base collar that is trapezoidal in plan; the central body of the knob, sub-trapezoidal in plan; and a narrow spatulate/crescent terminal. The break at the base of the collar indicates the object was cast integral with the rest of the brooch, rather than made separately and attached.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: NCL-E63ED0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast, copper-alloy, Hod Hill brooch, 43-70. The bow and foot remain. The centre of the bow bears a panel with ribbed vertical decoration and side knobs, while the lower bow is undecorated. The bow tapers and leads into the extended foot, which terminates in a knob that is decorted with two parallel horizontal lines.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: ESS-E4F9D7
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman cast copper alloy wide cuff bracelet terminal. It is rectangular in plan with a slightly curved profile. There is a worn break at one end. The terminal is decorated with two rows of punched circles across the width of the bracelet. There main body of the brooch is symmetrical along its length; There is a narrow groove running parallel to the edges next to a wider, shallower groove. There are two central raised bands of decoration with depressed, oblique lines along their length. The fragment is 26.26mm long, 20.66mm wide, 1.15mm thick and weighs 4.03 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E4EE67
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy double loop rectangular buckle frame; only one loop with expanded edge and the narrowed strap bar survives. It is 22.48mm long, 24.40mm wide, 2.51mm thick and weighs 4.14 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-E4D842
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy strap fitting; a mount which probably dates from the post medieval period. It is rectangular with a trefoil shaped terminal with a collar deliniated by two notches on each side of the plate. The rest of the plate is not decorated. At the other end, the mount steps up and terminates in a patinated break. Rather than being thicker at the step, the plate bends upwards and then continues along. On the reverse, two integral rivtes or spikes are visible between the decorative terminal and the step. One is bent over to grip the leather, and the other is broken where it was ben…
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: ESS-E4ACE8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy vessel leg.It is rectangular in plan with a shallow triangular cross section. It expands outwards at the foot. It is 57.58mm long, 36.81mm wide, 20.09mm thick and weighs 141.47 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E4A647
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast lead pilgrims ampulla. It is flask shaped with a narrowed neck with two triangular protrusions for suspension. There is an unclear cast linear design on one face, and the opposing face has a downward curved line with a 'X' motif above. It is 56.55mm long, 26.44mm wide across the mouth, 21.03mm wide across the neck, increasing to 34.94mm to include the suspension loops, and the main body is 30.46mm wide. The ampulla has been flattened, now measuring 8.51mm thick. It weighs 43.01 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E49D76
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy harness pendant. The pendant is a hollow, domed, circle with a projecting arm at its apex terminating in a suspension loop perpendicular to the main body. The surface is pittied. There is no visible decoration. It is 31.82mm long, 14.19mm in diameter, 3.79mm deep and weighs 2.41 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E482D6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead cloth seal formed of two circular discs with folded conjoining arm. The upper disc has the initials C.B. It is 20.16mm in diameter, 3.59mm thick and weighs 7.33 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-E47D07
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Dress Fastener; one plate from a hook and eye fitting dating from the 16th or 17th century. The plate is oval and at one end a hook or catch has broken off. Part way along each side there is a small attachment loop projecting to the side. The end is circular with another projecting external loop. The front of the plate is decorated with an incised fleur de lys surrounded by annulets. It is very similar to SOM-103EF2, SOM-66AE51 and SOM-E0FF65.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: NCL-E46354
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A incomplete cast lead ampulla from the Medieval period (1066-1500) with scallop shell design on the front of the bowl. Bowl itself is damaged, with one large indented horizontal line running across the surface, as well as other smaller lines and signs of damage. Neck of object is standard to form, and closed at the top. The two side handles used for hanging have broken away. The back of the ampulla has no visible decoration and shows some damage, specifically indented lines similar to those on the front and a large gouge mark.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-E45065
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman headstud brooch dating from 75 - 200 AD. Only the head of the brooch survives. It is 29.6mm long, 23.6mm wide and 18.6mm thick. It weighs 17.86g. The brooch has thick wings, the front of which are decorated with three rectangles of enamel on each, wider than they are tall, stacked in a column. The upper and lower cells are red enamel, and the middle cells are blue. There are double vertical groves incised on each side of the cells. Behind the wings is a tubular housing for the axis bar, with a slot for the copper alloy hinged pin. Only part of the hinge survives o…
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: BERK-E44281
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy figurative bull's head, probably dating from the Roman period. The face of the creature comprises a pair of horns that point straight outwards over the face of the animal, of which only the nose and mouth is recognisable although the eyes are visible as patches of corrosion. One side of the head has what appears to be hair decoration surviving. There is a rectangular socket behind the horns on the back of the head, and the reverse of the figurine is flat, as are the tops of the horns, suggesting that the figurine was part of a larger object and was designed to lay …
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 19th July 2010
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Record ID: SUR-E42DC8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a buckle frame of double oval form with the remains of an iron pin and a black surface coating. The frame has a cast flower in the surviving outer edge.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E42B63
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy incomplete harness pendant and suspension mount. The suspension mount is formed of a folded sheet of copper alloy which is divided into two arms at the bend to allow the pendant to rotate. There is a copper alloy rivet through the suspension mount attaching the pendant. The incomplete pendant is circular with a suspension arm and loop at its apex, perpendicular to the main body. Together, the mount and pendant are 28.98mm long. The mount is 14.04mm wide, 13.99mm long and 2.68mm thick. The pendant is 19.07mm long, 16.75mm wide and 0.95mm thick. It weighs 3.52…
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: SUR-E41ED7
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy thimble with a slightly pointed dome. The pits are arranged in vertical lines and there are two grooves around the rim.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E400B2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval cast copper alloy mount in the shape of a tudor rose. There is a trace of gilding on the upper surface. There are two integrally cast lugs on the reverse of the mount. It is 17.61mm in diameter, 2.53mm thick and weighs 2.55 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E3F931
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval cast copper alloy mount; the central body is oval, with a square terminal at one end and a sub-triangular terminal at the opposing end. The reverse has two integrally cast lugs bent at right angles. It is 25.61mm long, 6.91mm wide, 5.03mm thick and weighs 1.79 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: SUR-E3D243
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy fig-shaped spoon bowl and handle. The handle has a rectangular section. The touchmark within the bowl is in the form of a heraldic rose.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E382A5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy mount. The main body is broken, with the survivng section being sub-trapezoid; there is a trefoil terminal extending from the longest edge of the main body. The edges are slightly scalloped and there is geometric incised decoration on the upper surface. There is a rivet hole in the trefoil terminal. The reverse is plain and undecorated. It is 26.97mm long, 26.99mm wide, 1mm thick and weighs 2.60 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E36591
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy double loop buckle frame. The pin is missing. The frame is plain and undecorated. The strap bar is narrowed. It is 28.76mm long, 25.66mm wide, 2.53mm thick and weighs 4.93 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E34CF3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy mount. It is rectangular in plan with a sub-triangular cross section. One end of the bar has a circular terminal with rivet hole, with a small triangular knop. The opposing end has a rivet hole before becoming hooked towards the front of the mount and has a square terminal. Part of one copper alloy rivet survives. There are traces of gilt along the edges. The mount is 52.65mm long, 8.25mm wide, 4.25mm thick. it weighs 8.39 grams. The mount is similar to Read (2001) p24 figure 13 no 169.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-E33BA5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy openwork lozengeform mount with integral rivets on the reverse. It is plain and undecorated. It is 29.29mm long, 20.34mm wide, 2.64mm thick and weighs 3.08 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-DBCE32
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast coper-alloy Roman finger ring, Guiraud type 4, dating to the 3rd-4th centuries. The ring has a circular hoop with slightly flared and stepped shoulders that are pinched as they approach the circular bezel. The bezel would have contained a stone, which is now lost.
Created on: Thursday 27th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: WAW-D7F5A2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible cast copper alloy cooking vessel leg/foot. The leg is a sub-rectangle in plan and in profile it is straight. The upper and lower edge is broken but it is not recent as the patina covers the break. The leg is decorated on the outer face with a prominent, integral vertical ridge which is sub triangular in section. The surface of the leg has a dark green coloured patina. The leg measures 37.67mm wide across the foot, and 38.46mm tall. It weighs 60.1g. It is uncertain what type of vessel this leg comes from, if it is a vessel leg, but Egan (Egan G. 199…
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-D7ED54
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy cooking vessel leg/foot. The leg is a sub-rectangle in plan and in profile it is a triangular. The upper edge is broken but it is not recent as the patina covers the break. The base of the foot is sub-trapezoidal with the narrowest edge forming the reverse edge. The leg and foot is decorated on the outer face with a prominent, integral vertical ridge which is sub triangular in section. The surface of the leg has a mottled green coloured patina. It also has patches of a black deposit which is probably a sooty/carbon deposit. The leg measures …
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-D7C9C5
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy probable button. The head is circular in plan with a concave outer surface which has two concentric rings as decoration. On profile the head is a conical shape terminating with an integral perforation lug. The surface of the button has an incomplete dark green patina with a patch of red copper corrosion. The button measures 16.73mm diameter and is 14.16mm long. It weighs 6g. The button probably dates to the Post Medieval period, probably 17th to 18th centuries.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-D7BF20
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap fitting; a decorative mount. In plan, the mount is an elongated drop shape with a integral knop at the widest apex. It is undecorated on the upper surface. The reverse is also undecorated and has two integral spikes which are circular in section, which taper to a point and both a bent over away from each other. The surface of the mount has red copper corrosion. It measures 29.83mm long, 13.42mm wide and 6.3mm thick, weighing 2.9g. Strap fittings have been in use from the late Medieval to Post Medieval period. Egan (Egan, G. 2005 Material …
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-D7ADD6
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A thimble made from cast copper alloy. The rim reveals the thimble is made with a two shells, the nterior shell is thicker than the exterior. The rim is slightly thickened and is decorated on the exterior with a double linear groove which is intermittent. There are no notches or folds in the rim. The rim has been squashed slightly. The conical indentions are positioned in columns and cover the apex of the thimble. At the apex there is a circular perforation. The sides of the thimble are shallow and straight, tapering slightly at the domed top. The thimble is squat in profile. T…
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-D79972
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete strap end or buckle plate, which is rectangular in plan and formed from one plate which is decorated on the upper surface with incised concentric lozenge outlines. There are two rivet holes, one in each corner. The edges of the plate are abraded. The surface has trace of a dark green patina, otherwise it has red copper corrosion on the surface. The plate measure 20.19mm long and 13.54mm wide, weighing 1.3g. The strap end/buckle plate is probably of a Medieval date, probably 13th to 14th centuries.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D49691
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sword belt fitting comprising a four-lobed slightly domed plate with a cast interlace design based on a six-point star framed with simple scrolls on three sides. The plate is pierced centrally and the hole contains the remains of an iron rivet. From one lobe of the plate projects a rounded loop, now broken.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D47365
Object type: CARRIAGE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A double-sided openwork object, probably a formerly circular fly terret pendant. Centrally is a lion passant gardant whose details are picked out on both sides with short grooves. Both eyes are formed by sunken pits.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2012
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Record ID: SUR-D433F3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An oval buckle frame with forked spacer and wire pin. The outer edge of the frame has a rounded projection. The separately-attached plates are missing.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D423D5
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy thimble, now crushed, with eight tiers of pits on the walls and four tiers in a spiral on the dome.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-D2C9E2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy object, possibly a Roman crescent-shaped strap buckle fragment, although this is uncertain. The object is crescent shaped with worn narrowed ends, possibly broken from a strap bar. There is a recess in one side of the object that is probably a pin rest. The object has a diamond-shaped cross section and thickens from 2.90mm at the rounded ends to 6.83mm in the centre. Similar objects on the database have been recorded as possible buckles or a type of terret ring.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D2A0F5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An oval Roman plate brooch. The pin is missing and the catchplate is broken. The outer frame alternates between enamelled strips of red (four longer strips) and blue (four shorter strips). The centre is hollow and probably contained a glass setting.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-D26F13
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy zoomorphic plate brooch, 36mm long, 16mm wide and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 5.28grams. The object is in the form of a jumping lion (Hattatt type 1193) but is missing its legs, tail and part of its face. It is sub-rectangular in form and consists of a lion facing right with its hind legs tucked under its lean body, as though running. Nearly half of the object is the lions mane, which is shown as a raised area with parallel linear decoration in a chevron formation. To the right of this is a circular depression which represents the lions ope…
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
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Record ID: SUR-D1CBD0
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman pin with a rounded conical head above a slim collar. The point is missing.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D11913
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver-plated livery button, probably belonging to the Kynaston (and Kynaston-Edwards) family of Shropshire. The design shows 'the sun in splendour surmounted of a dexter arm, in armour, embowed, in hand a sword, all proper'. On the back is the maker's name: REYNOLDS & CO. 50 ST MARTINS LANE LONDON (this mark in use 1871-3).
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D0EB43
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token with a raised rim, showing an 11-point star.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D093D3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token showing a 5-strand cross with a pellet in each angle.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-CFD0A6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A buckle frame of double oval form. The frame is V-shaped in profile and has multiple notches on its outer edges.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-CFAF76
Object type: CLOTHING FASTENING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a clothing fastener with a single rivet hole, a button-like terminal and cast foliate motifs. The fastener belongs to Read's Early post Medieval Type 5.
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
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Record ID: DUR-BE5EB3
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy die from a revolving seal matrix of Post-Medieval date. The die is circular in plan and has an incised/stamped design on both faces. One side consists of a male bust right, possibly meant to have a laureate crown in a classical style although the image is quite crudely done. The other side has a symbol which consists of a large triangle with a curved base, across the middle of which is a V. There is a hole at opposites sides of the matrix which would have allowed an axis bar to pass through and the die to rotate. The die is made from copper alloy but appears t…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-BE4233
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch dating from 75 - 175 AD. The brooch is very corroded and worn. The foot and pin are missing. The head is narrow with a tubular housing for a hinged pin. There is little detail visible on the bow or acanthus button which is on the front of the bow only and is very abraded. Traces of the catchplate survive, before the patinated break at the foot. The brooch is 29.8mm long, 9.5mm wide and 12.6mm thick.
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-BE13F7
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy seal matrix dating from the Post Medieval period. The face of the matrix is oval and depicts a three masted boat. The back of the matrix is conical, quickly tapering into a flat handle with a wide tri lobed terminal. The top lobe is broken and all three are pierced. A 16th or 17th century date is most likely and there are many examples on the database. Another one showing a boat is Treasure case 2004 T478.
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-BDF791
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval copper alloy trade weight dating from the reign of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603). The weight is circular with a raised rim on the front face. It is stamped with an ewer at 12 o'clock, signifying the worshipful Company of Founders, the makers of weights), a sword at 5 o'clock (the sword of St Paul symbolising London) and the letters EL under a crown for Elizabeth I at 7 o'clock. There is a dot in the centre and faint circumferential lines. On the reverse face are striations in two directions. It was intended to be a quarter ounce weight, but is chipped and now weighs a litt…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: NCL-BD41A2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, cast, copper-alloy Hod-Hill brooch fragment, dating 43-100. Only the head and part of the upper bow survive. The head has sub-cylindrical arms part of the hingepin remains attatched to the head. The lower portion of the pin and the lower bow and catchplate are missing. The head is separated from the bow by a raised line across its width, and the bow has a raised ridge with horizontal linear decoration running down its centre.
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: DUR-BCF856
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Base silver cast copy of a denarius of Septimius Severus, 193-211, minted Rome, 202 Obv. SEVERVS PIVS AVG; laureate head right Rev. PART (MAX) P M TR P X; Trophy and two captives. RIC IV, pt 1, p. 115, c.f. no. 184
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-BCD796
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy, double looped, asymmetrical buckle, dating from c.1575-1700. The buckle has a central bar with a projecting knop at ecah end. One loop is rounded and the other is trapezoidal. There is a lipped projection ascting as a pin rest on the trapezoidal loop. The looped end of the pin susvives wrapped round the bar, but the rest is missing. There are file marks on the reverse, which is flat while the front is bevelled. See number 565 in Whitehead which is a similar shape but without the pin rest.
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 5th August 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-BCBC15
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy catch piece from an Early-Medieval/Anglo-Saxon wrist clasp probably of Hines' Form B12. It is formed from a straight rectangular bar that is rectangular in section and has raised square panels at each end and at the centre, separated by moulded transverse grooves. On the outer edge of each panel is an integrally cast, flattened semi-circular sewing loop or lug that has a central circular perforation. The centre one of these is broken. Additionally, on the inner edge of the central panel is a flat, rectangular catch piece with a central oval shaped perforat…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th July 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-BC96D7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A circular, cast copper alloy strap slide, dating from the late Iron Age or Roman period. It is circular with two concentric grooves on the front, These may have contained enamel. The reverse is slightly hollow and has a flattened rectangular loop. There are many similar examples on the database, though none quite like this, and many which are pointed oval in shape. This example has a well developed dark brown glossy patina with some chips.
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 20th December 2013
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Record ID: SWYOR-BC3E43
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast, copper alloy, single loop D-shaped buckle. The back is flat and the front is rounded. There is an area of wear on the bar where the pin was attached. The buckle frame has a well developed green patina. The plate and pin are missing. This is an example of a Meols type 1 buckle dating from the 13th or 14th century.
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 9th August 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-BC22E7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a cast, copper alloy, double looped buckle dating from the Post Medieval period. One loop of the frame is missing. The surviving loop is angled with a pointed outer edge and corners at the sides of the outer edge. The frame is slightly bevelled. The pin does not survive. The buckle is similar to examples on page 55 and 56 of Whitehead, and probably dates from 1500 - 1650.
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 9th August 2010
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Record ID: KENT-BC1D31
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman silver denarius of Mark Anthony's travelling mint 32-31BC. Obverse of [ANT AVG III VIR R P C]; galley right, mast with banners at prow. Reverse legionary eagle between two standards. Sear 1482 and 1483.
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2011
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Record ID: WMID-BC16E6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The head of an unusual bow brooch, probably a developed T-shaped type of Roman date. The wings are sub-rectangular in shape and are enclosed on the rear, containing the hinged pin mechanism. There is a groove in the centre to allow the pin (missing) to swivel. The remains of the bow projects from the wings and is quite thin. It does not appear to taper towards the break. The bow is oval in section. The front of the wings are decorated with incised geometric lines and dots. Each wing has a vertical band of horizontal incisions at each end; between these on each wing is a square compris…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: WMID-BBB5C6
Object type: STUD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval lozenge shaped (shield shaped) heraldic harness stud. The top of the stud projects upwards to a central point in the middle. The front is decorated with a central cross surrounded by a border, following the outline of the shape of the stud. It is likely that it was once enameled, but no traces now survive. On the reverse it has a shank, complete with a sub-circular rove, indicating that it would originally have been attached to a leather harness-strap or reins. The stud measures 19.75 mm long, 15.39 mm wide, 7.11 mm thick and weighs 2.1 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: KENT-BB4C91
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly corroded Roman copper As of Agrippa Struck under the reign of Gaius (Caligula) 37-41AD. Reverse of SC either side of Neptune standing left holding a dolphin and trident.Obverse M AGRIPPA L F COS III. Bust left of Agrippa.RIC 58. Sear Vol.1, no.1812. It was issued by Caligula in honour of his deceased grandfather.
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2011
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Record ID: CORN-BB2A94
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast silver plated lead alloy mount with moulded rosette on central boss surrounded by raised concentric rings and a wreath of leaves on either side of a V-shaped motif. This motif has one central triangle with a 'V' either side which may form the base of the three Prince of Wales feathers that is commonly found on military mounts of this sort, but the decoration above is too worn to be sure. The back of the mount has a rectangular steel staple attached to it which would have taken a thick strap, so it was probably an officer's belt plate. The symbols on the mount, in this configurati…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: KENT-BB1317
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval cast copper-alloy animal/crotal bell c.1600-1800AD. The bell comprises of two hemispherical domes with a raised circumferential join. The upper hemishere has two sound holes on opposite sides with the sunburst pattern coming from the top, where the rectangular suspension loop is attached. The lower hemisphere has a long sound slit with circular holes at each end and is decorated with the sunburst pattern. The iron pea remains within. The diameter at the centre is 25.7mm, the length (inc. loop) is 35.0mm and the weight is 21.35g. The loop is 8.7mm in length, 10.7mm wi…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2011
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Record ID: CORN-BAA754
Object type: PADLOCK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy back plate from a two-piece padlock with a raised rectangular panel, arranged longitudinally down the centre of the plate, with incised linear decoration in the form of three double crosses within three rectangles. On either side of the raised panel, in the recessed planes, there are two punched ring-and-dot motifs, which look like eyes, and the outline of the plate, with an ear-like knop above each eye, makes the plate look like a cat's head. Behind the two flat protuding lugs at the top of the lock are two rectangular apertures which would have to take the bar or h…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 29th June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-BA43F8
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged, lead alloy pilgrim's ampulla. The chanber of the flask is circular and it has a wide a flaring neck. The top of the neck is damaged. This may have happened when the flask was opened to use the holy water it contained. There are faint traces of a design in relief on both faces, but the details are indistinct. There is cross hatching on one face, and only a few lines are visible on the other. Both the suspension lugs are missing. Ampullae came into use at the end of the 12th century and wer very popular in the 13th and early 14th century, but continued to be used into the 15t…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 23rd July 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-B947C6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy Roman brooch of Aesica type dating from the first century. The brooch has open half circular wings but the pin mechanism is missing. A tab projects upwards from the head, but is broken. The bow is lozenge shaped and has side knops at the corners (one missing and one damaged) and is decorated with a moulded vertical ridge in the centre. The bow is strongly arched and then there is a flat fantail. This is D shaped in section and is decorated with a palmette moulding of four leaves radiating from the base. Part of the catchplate survives. Compare to examples on page …
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 19th August 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-B939F5
Object type: LAMP HANGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy lamp hanger or suspender of Medieval date. It has a shaft that is rectangular in section and terminates at the top with an integral circular suspension loop with central circular perforation. At the base of the shaft are three evenly spaced arms that branch out horizontally from the plane of the shaft. On the underside of the object at the point where the arms join the main shaft is a small semi-circular lug with central circular perforation. The arms themselves are triangular in plan and rectangular in section tapering towards the outer end, where each is p…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 19th August 2010
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Record ID: WMID-B866E0
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The foot and leg of a lead-alloy figurine, in two parts, broken at the ankle. From what remains of the piece, it appears to be in classical style, the foot and leg both bare. The features of the toes and ankle are refined and clearly visible on the foot, the calf, knee and thigh well executed on the leg. Both pieces are solid in section, apart from the top of the leg at the break, where it is hollow. The object has a grey to green external patina and a cream patina at the breaks. The foot sits on a small plate of lead alloy at the front of the foot, apparently soldered, not integrally…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-B76FD0
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken lead cast figurine of a standing female figure. It measures 52.98 mm long, 24.27 mm wide, 8.27 mm thick and weighs 25.4 grams. The figurine is in classical style and a crude crest on the top of the head may suggest the helmeted figure of the goddess Minerva. The figure is draped with a bare midriff. Her right arm is held upright, and may have once held a spear or sceptre, though it is broken at the hand. Her left arm is at her side, but a protrusion by her left foot may be the remains of a shield upon which she once leant. A Roman date is a strong possibility for this object,…
Created on: Tuesday 25th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-AD6565
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap fitting: a hooked plate from a post-medieval sword-belt fitting. The strap fitting is sub-triangular in plan with a moulded terefoil shaped upper edge and it has a horizontal collar at the base. The body of the fitting has two rivet holes, each filled with traces of an iron rivet. The outer surface is decorated with an elaborate scrolled foliage pattern. Integral to the base there is a hook which is oval in section and curves outwards. The terminal of the hook is broken. The object now has a largely mid/dark-green patina. The fitting measures 48.56mm long,…
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-AD50D0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy buckle frame with integral plate. The frame is a 'D' shape in profile with an integral triagular protrusion at the apex on the outer edge. The loop becomes slightly wider towards the apex. Integral to the buckle there is an integral rectangular plate. Between the plate and the 'strap bar' there is a slender semi-circular hole which allows the pin to move. The pin is missing. The underside of the strap bar is slightly off-set from the reverse of the buckle frame. The plate has two rivet holes forming a triangle. The surface of the buckle is heavily abraded and …
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-AD2DC4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame. The loops are of different shapes, one being trapezoidal and the other D-shaped. The outer edge of the D-shaped loop has an integrally cast sub-triangular projecting plate, with openwork decoration of two circular holes next to the loop and a lozenge-shaped hole at the apex. There is a small knop just above each of the lower corners of the plate; the apex has decoration of two oblique grooves and two tiny knops. The trapezoidal loop has a grooved pin rest and another decorative oblique groove at each corner. The strap bar is narrow …
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
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Record ID: DUR-A55EC3
Object type: BELT FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy belt fitting, probably a sword hanger, from the Late Medieval period. It is linear in form and appears complete apart from the rivets which are missing. It has a thin, rounded terminal extension. It then widens to the main section which is rectangular in plan with a curved hollow profile. There is a circular perforation at the top and bottom of this section which would have held rivets to attach the fitting to the belt. Below the uppwe hole is a raised horizontal band as decoration. This section ends by narrowing into a hook which curves back in front of the fi…
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: DUR-A54350
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Medieval harness pendant dating to post 1376- c.1450. It has a field of blue enamel with three raised fleur-de-lys, two above and one below, (azure, three fleurs de lys or). The fleur-de-lis and the thin border have been gilded. There is an attachment loop set perpendicular to the pendant at the top, the loop is broken. Irene Szymanski has seen an image of this pendant and comments 'It's what's known as France Modern, France Ancient (azure, semy de lys or) was similar, except that there were an unspecified number of fleurs-de-lys scattered over …
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: DUR-A52E27
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy buckle fragment from the Medieval period. Just less than half remains. It would have been D-shaped with a narrowed strap bar. The terminals of the buckle before the strap bar are zoomorphic heads with the strap bar coming out of the animals mouth. The animal is possibly a dog, similar to the style seen on Late Medieval ewer spouts. A similar buckle can be seen on the database recorded as NARC-B9F980
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-A496B7
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Post Medieval cast copper alloy animal bell. Only the square suspension loop and a small part of the upper hemisphere survive. It is 26.06mm long, 21.75mm wide and weighs 4.79 grams.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-A48F96
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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Post Medeival cast copper alloy animal bell with square suspension loop. There is a central rib dividing the hemispheres. The upper hemisphere has two sound holes, and there is a sound slot in the lower hemisphere. There is a trace of incised decoration visible on both hemispheres, but the surface is worn and corroded, obscuring the design. The iron pea survives. The bell is 40.54mm long, 31.13mm in diameter and weighs 30.75 grams.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-A48454
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Medieval buckle and plate, It is mostly complete. Circular in plan with a hook extending out from one side. It has a central strap bar, consisting of a strip wrapped round both sides of the buckle. The pin is attached to the strap bar, again this consists of a strip wrapped around the strap bar. A triangular plate fits onto the plate, and extends into the other half of the buckle from the pin. It has a section cut out where the pin fits and has a circular hole at the apex of the triangle. The plate measures 15.54 x 12.49mm.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-A483E5
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy animal bell with square suspension loop. There is a central rib dividing the hemispheres. The upper hemisphere is plain and undecorated. The lower hemisphere has a trace of a petal design visible. There is lower damage to the lower hemisphere, with a break extending out from the sound slot. The iron pea survives. The bell is 37.30mm long, 30.95mm in diameter and weighs 25.21 grams.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-A47BA6
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two Post Medeival cast copper alloy animal bell fragments (from different bells) One is a fragment from the upper hemisphere with two worn breaks where the suspension loop would have been attached. The other is decorated with a petal motif, and has part of the rib that seperates the upper and lower hemispheres.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-A472E4
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two Post Medeival cast copper alloy fragments from two different animal bells. Both fragments are plain and undecorated, with the rib that divides the upper and lower hemispheres visible.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-A46376
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Early Medieval buckle. It is D-shaped in plan with a narrowed strap bar. The pin is missing. The patina is uneven with most of the original surface now missing.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-A456A1
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two Post Medieval cast animal bell fragments (from different bells). The first is a fragment of the bell, with a ridge dividing the upper and lower hemispheres visible. There is a petal design on one of the hemispheres. The fragment is 15.40mm wide, 16.64mm long, 2.69mm thick and weighs 2.31 grams. Only the square suspension loop and a small part of the upper hemisphere survives of the second bell. It is 21.86mm long, 16.15mm wide and weighs 8.51grams.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-A44913
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two Post Medieval cast animal bells. The first bell is cast in copper alloy. It has a square suspension loop, with only half of both the upper and lower hemisphere surviving. There is a central raised rib dividing the hemispheres. The lower hemisphere is decorated with a petal design. The upper hemisphere has two raised quatrefoil motifs either side of the suspension loop. It is 38.11mm long, 29.80mm in diameter and weighs 18.12 grams. The second bell is cast in pewter, and is complete except for its suspension loop. There is a slightly pronounced rib dividing the upper and lower …
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: DUR-A43E72
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman headstud brooch dating from c.75- 175 AD. It is mostly complete with just the stud missing. It is a hinged brooch and the axis bar is held in place by wings formed by the upper bow curving over to form a cylinder. The pin is complete but bent half way down. The stud was a separate piece attached onto a hole in the upper bow. The bow is flat and narrows to a thin strip around three-quarters of the way down the bow. The catchplate is small with turn-over still present. The foot is formed by a strip of copper alloy being wrapped around to form a circula…
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: DUR-A41616
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Post Medieval finger ring. It has a raised circular empty bezel. The bezel would have contained either enamel or glass. The hoop is broken and only around a quarter remains. It has a circular cross section. The surface is pitted and corroded with a light green patina.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: DUR-A3ECC7
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron arrow head, possibly from a cross-bow bolt, from the Late Medieval period. It is incomplete and corroded. The shaft is circular in section and hollow, it has broken unevenly. The blade would probably have been leaf shaped but it has broken and the surface and edges are uneven.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: BH-8021B5
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy casket key of Medieval date. The bow is circular in plan, has flat surfaces and signs of wear at the top. The stem is of flattened-oval section and is hollow at the bit end. The bit is simple in form, with two shallow clefts, one located midway down each vertical side. The object measures 34.3mm long, 13.6mm wide and 3.7mm thick. It weighs 3.35g. Several examples of casket keys were found in excavations in Winchester (see Biddle 1990: 1024-1036), in layers dating from the 12th to 14th centuries.
Created on: Saturday 22nd May 2010
Last updated: Saturday 22nd May 2010
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Record ID: BH-800250
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy double-loop asymmetrical buckle of suggested late 16th to late 17th/early 18th century date (Whitehead 1996: 91). One half of the frame is trapezoidal, the sides converging towards the central axis bar. The other half is 'D-shaped' and has a wider pin rest at its centre. The upper surfaces slope downards and outwards and have been tinned or silvered. At the centre of the straight vertical end is an incised transverse groove. The buckle measures 21.5mm long, 16.5mm wide and 2.2mm thick. The weight is 2.42g.
Created on: Saturday 22nd May 2010
Last updated: Saturday 22nd May 2010
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Record ID: BH-7FE205
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy frame from a Medieval (probably 13th or 14th century) single-loop buckle. The frame is 'D-shaped', with an offset axis bar of circular section and a flattened and tapering pin. The width of the frame expands towards the centre of the outer side, where the surface slopes downwards and outwards and bears moulded decoration of uncertain nature. Within the central groove pin rest are traces of gilding. The underside of the buckle is flat. The object measures 14.3mm long, 22.1mm wide 3.3mm thick. The weight is 3.39g.
Created on: Saturday 22nd May 2010
Last updated: Saturday 22nd May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-64BA33
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead circular trade weight of probable medieval or later origin. There are neither surface markings nor design. The surface has a mottled cream/grey oxidised coating.
Created on: Friday 21st May 2010
Last updated: Friday 21st May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-64A304
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead weight in the form of a flat base cone, possibly from a medieval to post medieval source. There is a small central hole that perhaps is indicative of this being fishing related. The surface has been cleaned and much of the original lead oxide has been removed since excavation, what remains is mottled cream with the grey lead original surface now visible.
Created on: Friday 21st May 2010
Last updated: Friday 21st May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-6477E4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast bi-conical spindle whorl of indeterminate date, being in use from the Roman to past post medieval but probable medieval or later. This artefact is a typical undecorated whorl with a central hole of 12.8mm. The surface is heavily corroded by the lead oxide to a mottled pale cream.
Created on: Friday 21st May 2010
Last updated: Friday 21st May 2010
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Record ID: NCL-5BB644
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast lead alloy mount of late Medieval or Post-Medieval date. The mount is lozenge-shaped om plan. It has a raised dot pattern around the outer edge and a slightly raised circular boss in the centre of the object. On the reverse side the mount has an sub circular shank that may indicate that it was used as a button.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: NCL-5B7884
Object type: PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy pin head dating from the Early Medieval to Medieval period. The polyhedral pinhead is faceted and decorated with punched ring-and-dot motif. The shank of the pin has broken off just below the base of the head.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: NCL-5A6BA3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead weight of uncertain date. The weight is sub-conical in shape and a small circular perforation has been drilled through the tip.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: SUR-558D64
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token showing a cross and four pellets.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-557E76
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token showing a grid of lines. The token exhibits the stubs of two casting sprues.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-557026
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A decorative strap fitting in the form of an acorn with a curving stem. On the back are two broken attachment spikes.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-54D868
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy mount, probably medieval in date and quite likely a harness fitting. The mount measures 58.77 mm long. It gradually flares in width from 6.48 mm to 9.5 mm. At the thinner end it terminates in a slight knop. At the wider end it flares suddenly to 18.37 mm, at the same time becoming thinner, almost spatulate. However, it is broken here and it is difficult to determine the extent to which it flared. Traces of gilding are visible on this thin, flared section. The mount has two attachment holes, one at the top at the thinnest end, another in the middle, 23.1 mm from the firs…
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-54CE43
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A tapering rectangular-section copper alloy bar which thickens in the centre. Both ends are now missing.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-549843
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable pendant-suspension mount. The mount, now distorted, is annular and in the form of a six-petalled heraldic rose. The frame has two opposing holes one of which retains a domed rivet. Adjacent to the empty hole is a projection which is pierced sideways.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-547C43
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The terminal from a possible strap fitting. Centrally is a rounded multi-lobed expansion which contains a six-pointed star with a central six-point flower, both in glassy blue enamel. To one side the object tapers to a point beyond a pierced expansion. The opposite end is broken away.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-5470D8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy One-Piece Colchester Brooch, dating to the mid 1st century AD. The brooch has incomplete flat rectangular wings and a broken rearward hook. The coil is missing. The bow is oval in cross-section and now bent almost straight. The bow tapers to the foot. The catchplate is missing. There is no visible decoration on the bow.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-545277
Object type: MIRROR CASE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast-copper alloy lid from a mirror case dating to the medieval period. The is a slightly convex disc c. 29mm in diameter, with a single lug on one side and a pair on the other. The exterior is decorated with the outline of a crude, rounded, open cross in double lines of punched, opposed triangles, with a pair of similar, straight, lines running diametrically between the lugs from side to side. The glass is missing from the interior of the case, leaving evidence of a cement.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-542997
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper-alloy horse harness pendant. The pendant is shield-shaped and has a small suspension loop at the top. The shield is decorated with a lion above a castle, and is quite similar to other pendants recorded on the PAS database, particularly NMS-E10804 from Tottenhill, Norfolk, and HAMP2605 from Stratfield Saye, Hampshire. See also Read (2001) fig. 30, no. 396. The decoration might be descirbed as 'Blazon: Gules a triple-towered castle Or on a chief Azure a lion passant guardant a bordure Or.' These arms contain possible abstracted elements from the arms of England (…
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-53F717
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy terret dating from the Iron Age/Roman period. It is probably a flat-ring type. Only part of the bar, one stop, and a small part of the hoop survives. The bar is probably straight and is rectangular in section. The stop is a projecting circular disc with a flat top (worn?) which is on an angle. The hoop is rectangular in section and tapers away from the stop. The breaks are well patinated. The terret has a length of 39.43mm, width 12.30mm, thickness 4.03mm, weight 14.37g. It dates from 100 BC - 100 AD. A similar example is YORYM-06B314 on the PAS database.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SUR-53F297
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A pair of opposed oval frames with ornate outer edges linked integrally by a flat parallel-sided bar. The outer edges of each frame have a pronounced arch. Adjacent to one frame is a circular aperture, perhaps to take a pin. Adjacent to the opposite frame is a group of three domed rivets; on the back each rivet has a sheet metal rove and the group retains a fragment of leather strap.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-53E766
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy mount with an attached pendant loop, dating from the medieval period. The mount is rectangular in shape and still has traces of gilding on it. It has a long rectangular strip descending from it which has been bent to form a suspension loop, and then attaches to the back of the mount with a lozenge shaped terminal. The rivet or other fixing mechanism is obscured by dirt and corrosion. The pendant loop is circular in section and also appears to have been gilded. The mount has a length of 39.19mm, width 18.13mm, thickness 1.58mm, weight 12.84g. Similar objects can be seen …
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-53D721
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy pelta shaped mount probably dating from the Roman period. The mount is semi-circular with a central projection from the centre of the straight side, and further semi-circular indentations on each side of the projection. The edges are slightly bevelled. It has a length of 27.41mm, width 19.40mm, thickness 5.33mm, weight 12.39g. The central projection ends with a patinated break. Both faces are well patinated, but one is slightly rougher which may indicate where it was attached. There is no other evidence of attachment. A similar mount is SWYOR-41B3E1 on the PAS database …
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SUR-53C427
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval lead token pierced by a hole 3.2mm in diameter.. Side 1: 16(51/5?)/10/49 bordered by two vertical strips of chevrons Side 2: Plain save for a faint group of punched annulets
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-53C2C4
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy button and loop fastener of late Iron Age to Roman date. The button is teardrop shaped with a raised, circular dome in the centre of the front surface. The loop extends straight back from the reverse of the button, then bends upwards at a right angle, as a single strand before separating to form the triangular loop. The fastener is cast as a single, solid, piece. It has a length of 37.10mm, width 18.36mm, thickness 3.73mm, weight 12.24g. It is an example of a Wild's Class III Button and Loop fastener dating from 50 - 150 AD. There are many examples on the database.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-53AEC4
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy pin head that is kite shaped and probably dates from the Early Medieval period. The pin is corroded and though it once had a fine patina, traces of which survive, almost all has now flaked off revealing the red and pitted metal beneath, probably a result of fertilisation. Only the head of the pin survives. There seems to have been a double collar before the shaft which would have been oval in section. It has a length of 25.91mm, width 17.75mm, thickness 2.15mm, weight 2.68g. Compare to YORYM-A30624, YORYM-A2D7D5 and LVPL-60DEB3. These pins are considered to be Irish in …
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
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Record ID: SUR-53A6F4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead pot mend of Roman date. The mend retains part of a dark grey/brown earthenware vessel, 9.5mm thick.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-517736
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead pilgrim's ampulla of medieval date. Length 29.71 mm; width 31.53 mm; thickness 7.45 mm; weight 20 grams. The ampulla was originally hollow in order to contain holy water from a shrine, but is now broken with the sides pushed inwards. It is broken just below where original suspension loops are likely to have been located, and tapers towards a rounded base. One side is decorated with a scallop shell design, a common feature on pilgrim's ampullae. The scallop shell was originally associated with St James of Santiago de Compostela, but during the medieva…
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-5176D3
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy bell of Medieval date. The form of this piece suggests it may have been a horse harness pendant (cf. Griffiths 1986: 4, no. 20). It probably dates from the 13th or 14th century. The bell chamber is made of a piece of sheet metal which has had its corners folded inwards, creating a void in which the 'pea' would have been enclosed. The hanger is integrally cast, of sub circular section and extends vertically upwards from the chamber. The upper end tapers to a point which has been bent round to form a suspension loop. The base of the bell is damaged resulting in the loss …
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: WMID-509D82
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy medieval buckle frame. The buckle frame is D-shaped, terminating in a collared knop. It is flat on the reverse and rounded on the front. The pin bar is slightly recessed and has a small groove where the pin rotated. File marks are evident across the extent of the frame. The pin and plate are both missing. Length 25.31 mm; width 16.77 mm; thickness 3.5 mm; weight 2.3 grams. An extremely similar example, complete with plate, is illustrated in Egan and Pritchard's Dress Accessories (1991), page 94, figure 59; 421, which was recovered from a context dated from 1350-140…
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2012
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Record ID: WMID-505A87
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy post-medieval symmetrical mount or belt stiffener with integral pointed lugs. The mount is flat in profile and waisted in the centre in plan. It tapers slightly towards the terminals and then terminates with sub-rectangular knops. The integral lugs are located on the reverse at either end of the mount. The mount is worn and decoration is not easily discerned, though a border mirroring the shape of the mount can be made out. An almost identical example, except with punched dectoration, is illustrated in Read's Metal Arefacts of Antiquity (2001), page 36, figure 21; …
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-4F77D5
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy stud of early post-medieval date. The stud has a circular head with decoration in relief. This decoration takes the form of a central raised dot surrounded by eight further dots, giving the appearance of a flower. From the bottom of the stud protrudes a square sectioned shank. The reverse of the head is flat and undecorated. It meaures 11.21 mm long and 10.83 mm wide across the head and is 13.16 mm long including the head and the shank. It weighs 1.3 grams. A similar, but more sophisticated example is recorded on the PAS database as SF-2D65A2. That example, identif…
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-4F2361
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy cast S-shaped belt fitting. The belt fitting has moulded decoration in relief although it is very worn. Both ends terminate in a zoomorphic head, probably intended to represent either birds or snakes. There are two moulded ribs in the centre. Length 40.84 mm; width 23.92 mm; thickness 6.06 mm; weight 10.4. These fittings are often regarded as being from 16th to 17th century sword belts, and certainly such fittings are well known. However, objects with a similar function and design continued to be used into the modern period and differentiating between them is not always…
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-4EC4A6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle frame from a post-medieval shoe buckle. The frame is ornately decorated with moulded decoration on each edge of the frame. At each end this decoration forms a recess for the pin, whilst on the sides the decoration takes the form of a rib flanked by two semi-circular ridges. The sides have an aperture for an iron pin bar which is now missing, but ferrous corrosion now fills the apertures. The reverse is convex and the the front is rounded. Length 21.9 mm; width 15.44 mm; thickness 4.08 mm; weight 2.5 grams. The buckle frame dates from the mid 17th to early 18…
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2012
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Record ID: WMID-4E72B7
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fastener (probable dress hook) of probable late medieval or post-medieval date. The body of the fastener is acorn shaped and has several circular indentations on the front. The reverse has an integral attachment stud. The top of the object terminates in a projecting loop, probably an eye for linking with a hooked fastener. No exact parallels have yet been found, but it is likely to date from the 15th to 17th century AD. Length 19.95 mm; width 9.79 mm; thickness 2.12 mm; weight 1.4 grams.
Created on: Thursday 20th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd May 2013
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Record ID: CORN-44E9A4
Object type: GAMING COUNTER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead gaming counter with six circular impressions on one face of a circular flat disc. The reverse of the disc is blank. Ottaway & Rogers (2002) illustrates counters of jet, chalk, pottery and stone, but none of lead, from Medieval York, on page 2950, Fig.1518, and lists a discoidal lead weight, weighing 5.82g, on page 3073, No.12964. Egan (2005) illustrates two similar lead discs from London on page 163, Fig.160, Nos.836-7. No.836 has two rows of four stamped squares, and is dated from c.1530-1570, and No.837 has five stamped voided circles and is dated fro…
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 31st May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-425601
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman brooch, possibly a variant of the dolphin and T-shaped styles and dating to the 1st - 2nd century AD. The brooch is missing part of one of the spring arms, and the lower portion of the brooch including the catch plate. Otherwise the brooch is in good condition. There is a pair of incised vertical lines on the one complete spring arm.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-4231F8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman dolphin-style brooch, dating from the 1st - 2nd centuries AD. The brooch is somewhat corroded although mostly complete, retaining the spring and pin mechanism, most of the bow and part of the catch plate. The spine of the brooch is decorated with three circular red enamel insets, and three sets of two vertical rectangular panels, two of which still retain the enamel. An exact comparison with this brooch could not be made in Hattatt's Visual Catalogue.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: CORN-40B696
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman dolphin brooch with part of bow and two tubular wings remaining. The wings are narrow, only 5 mm in diameter, and terminate in slightly bulbous rounded ends. The head and part of the bow retain a central raised ridge, defined on either side by incised lines, which follow the taper of the ridge as it narrows into the bow. The bow is arched in a single curve which rises above the top of the wings. At the back of the head, there is a gap or slot between the wings where the hinge would have attached to the crossbar. The hinge and pin and half of the bow and foot, w…
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 31st May 2010
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Record ID: DEV-40A926
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Possible burr shot, with numerous small gouges creating a rough bullet surface.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-408A56
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Possible burr shot with numerous gouges creating a rough bullet surface.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-407AB1
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Possible burr shot, with numerous small gouges creating a rough bullet surface. There is a deep linear cut at the circumference (presumably caused after burring).
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-405FB2
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Possible burr shot, with numerouse small gouges creating a rough bullet surface.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-404CC3
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. Possible burr shot, with numerous small gouges creating a rough bullet surface.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-403A53
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy. Possible burr shot, with numerous small gouges creating a rough bullet surface.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: SUR-4036D6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A double oval buckle with outer edge projections. The projections on the ends of the dividing bar are both decorated with engraved radiating lines.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: DEV-402497
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy musket ball. The bullet is banded at the circumference suggesting it has been fired. There ae several striations visible at right angles to the band, caused as the bullet travelled down the barrel. Upper hemisphere is smooth, lower hemisphere shows pitting, possibly caused by gunpowder.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: SUR-400423
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A D-shaped buckle frame with complex cast foliate decoration comprising tendril motifs, and with a pair of ridged bands on the outer edge. The back is plain.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: DEV-3FFFB5
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. The bullet is banded at the circumference suggesting it has been fired. Striations are visible on the band at right angles, caused as the bullet travelled down the barrel.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: SUR-3FF6A6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plain double oval buckle with a narrow wire pin.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-3FD596
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very large double oval buckle frame together with the pin. The two projections on the outer edges both have engraved radiating grooves. The buckle is rust stained and is slightly V-shaped in profile.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: DEV-3FC9E7
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. The bullet is banded at the circumference suggesting it has been fired. Several striations are visible on the band at right angles, caused as the bullet travelled down the barrel.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: SUR-3FC294
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large fragment of a copper alloy toy gun of early 17th century date. The butt is of fishtail form; the barrel and the lower part of the trigger guard are both missing. On each side of the stock is a group of four ring and dot stamps and there is a square moulding on the right hand side of the firing pan.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 17th July 2013
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Record ID: DEV-3FAF37
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. The bullet is banded at the circumference suggesting it has been fired. Several striations are visible on the band at right angles, caused as the bullet travelled down the barrel.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-3F99C7
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. The musket ball is banded at the circumference suggesting it has been fired. Several striations are visible at right angles to the band, caused as the bullet travelled down the barrel.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-3F7C57
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy musket ball. The bullet is banded at the circumference suggesting it has been fired. Several striations are visible at right angles to the band, caused as the bullet travelled down the barrel.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-3F5481
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy musket ball. Bullet is banded at the circumference suggesting it has been fired. Several striations are visible at right angles to the band, caused as the bullet travelled down the barrel. One hemisphere is slightly flattened at the end and there is some denting over the top of the striations.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-3F1365
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy domed bullet. One half is convex while the other half is flatter in profile.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: DEV-3EDE33
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval lead alloy musket ball. The bullet has numerous small gouges creating a rough surface.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th June 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-3EC3C6
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged probable cast copper-alloy knife of Late Bronze Age date. The object has a gradually tapering triangular blade with a central midrib on both faces. The tang is thicker and rectangular in cross-section. Between the two is a curve out to a highly abraded side protrusion that may have been perforated to take rivets. The blade has been bent at an angle of around forty-five degrees around halfway along and upwards again at the tip. The sides and the terminals have suffered abrasion in addition. The metal has corroded to a dark red-brown colour with mid-green metal below this pati…
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-3E69F8
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman bow brooch, probably of T-shaped or developed T-shaped type. The sub-cylindrical wings are situated at an abrubt right angle to the bow, and the head terminates abrubtly. The wings are enclosed and hollow for the pin bar, though the pin and its hinged mechanism are missing. There is an apperture in the wings for the pin. The wings are decorated with moulded ribs, but as the brooch is in a poor state of preservation the decoration is not easily made out. There may also have been decoration down the length of the bow, but once again, the poor level of preservation ma…
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2012
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Record ID: WMID-3C34B2
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy post-medieval hooked tag (dress hook) of Read's Class E. The tag is missing the tip of its hook and is also missing the attachment loop which presumably snapped off during use as the breaks are worn. The this example is cast in one piece and is decorated with moulded relief and openwork which depicts an equal-armed cross with a central pellet within a linear circle. The edge is beaded and engrailed. It is almost identical to an example illustrated in Read's Hooked-Clasps and Eyes (2008, page 99; fig 370). It dates from the 16th to early 17th century. Length 28.8…
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd May 2013
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Record ID: WMID-3BE016
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Roman symmetrical plate brooch of second to third century date. The brooch is of an equal ended type and each end takes the form of an equilateral triangle with a sub-circular knop either side. Linking the two triangles is a collared moulded rib. White enamel remains in the interior of each triangle, and there are also cells for six circular insets. One of these survives on each side, and they appear to be constructed from a black enamel. The four sub-circular knops ar damaged, but they may have once held enamel too. The reverse of the brooch is undecorated. There …
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 28th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-3B4B66
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Roman headstud brooch of the late first century AD. The brooch is in very good condition and is complete apart from its missing pin. The brooch is hinged and the hinge is secured within a cylindrical housing. This example does not have a loop on the head, but it is possible that there was once a separate loose loop attached to the end of the hinge which is now missing. The wings measure 27.63 mm across. The front of the wings are decorated with lattice cells for enamel, and faint traces of red remain. Where the wings meet the head there is a thin moulded band on ea…
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-3A9B02
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy fragment from a probable late Bronze Age sword. The fragment is pointed oval in section and tapers very slightly in plan from 29.17 mm to 28.8 mm. It is 6.48 mm thick and measures 28.06 mm long. It weighs The patina on the break at each end suggests that this break is ancient. The surface has a dark green patina, pitted to a paler green in places.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-3A1DD5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy lozenge shaped object of uncertain function. The object is broken at both ends, but based on its lozenge shape, which tapers towards the points, it may not originally have been much longer than it is now. There is a lozenge shaped perforation in the centre of the object, presumably a gap for something to fit through, possibly a strap. One side of the object has an edge which projects at a right angle from the face, but this edge has a highly refined shape which tapers gradually from 5.28 mm at its widest end to 2.37 mm thick at the other end, where it is flat against th…
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: DOR-398C30
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an openwork mount. Decorated in the Urnes style. The decoration comproses a beast's head terminal with an open mouth and pellet eyes (no ears), a serpentine body and interlacing tendrils. There are several circular openwork apertures. The back is flat. The break crosses four openwork apertures. David Williams (pers.com) has commented that this is coarser in its execution than examples of similar mounts from East Anglia. Date: Early-Medieval Dimensions: 37.79 mm x 20.90 mm x 6.17 mm Weight: 9.96 g
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-396016
Object type: FOB
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy 'fob' or 'dangler', of probable late Iron Age or early Roman date. These objects are believed to be harness fittings. The object is badly damaged and incomplete, but would orginally have had an openwork decorative design within a frame. The frame is now missing, but the remnants of a swastika style design can be discerned from the alternating angles of the four remaining limbs. On the reverse the centre of the object has a projecting shank which terminates in a broken suspension loop. This shank is oval in section and measures 5.8 mm thick at its base, tapering to 4.0 m…
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: DOR-38FC45
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy dress fastener. The catch piece from a probable paired hook and eye clasp. The body is sub-rectangular in shape with elaborate moulded and openwork decoration. The decoration comprises symmetrically arranged traingular, oval and circular apertures with raised curlicues, ridges and rounded knops between (also symmetrical). The lines of symmetry run along the horizontal and vertical axis of the main body of the object. At one end is a pointed trefoil lug with an oval aperture, at the opposite end is the rectangular loop or eye. The four smallest circular apertures, w…
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-2E7F92
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy composite strap end. The strap end originally composed of two plates, a fragment of the cast upper plate remains of the recorded example. The fragment has a sub-rectangular at the strap side terminal. This has a concave edge, with the sides being convex. The upper surface is moulded with an indistinguishable design. Integral to this is a asymmetrical crescent which originally may have been a loop. There are incised lines on this surface which may be lettering. The edges are abraded and some may not be the true edge. There is a rivet hole visible with t…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th May 2015
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Record ID: WAW-2EA330
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy stud. The stud head is a pointed oval in plan and is domed in profile, almost forming a semi-circle. The reverse of the head is hollow and has a fragment of an integral square sectioned shank protruding from the centre. The shank is fragmentary, but the break is not recent. The surface of the stud has patches of a mottled dark green patina. It measures 19.19mm long, 10.39mm wide and 6.45mm thick. It weighs 1.7g. The stud probably dates to the Post Medieval period. It may be a furniture or household stud due to the square sectioned shank. Margeson (…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 27th September 2010
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Record ID: WAW-2E50F5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper vessel leg. The leg is a drop shape in section and is angled at c. 45° to the foot. The foot is oval in the base, and sub-triabular in section. The upper terminal of the leg is broken, but the break is not recent. The surface of the leg is abradedand has patches of a heavy dark brown patina. It measures 33.77mm from the base of the foot to the break of the leg, 12.71mm wide across the foot, and weighs 29.2g. This is a ewer foot which dates from the 14th or 15th century. The vessel would have been used to hold water for hand-washing (Lewis 1987).
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-2B8100
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl 30mm in diameter and 11mm thick. The obejct is in fair condition and weighs 33.92grams. The whorl has a central hole 11mm in diameter and is decorated on each side with a pattern formed of raised zig zag lines with dots in the field.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-2AAA52
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular copper alloy mount with a domed centre and three fixing points on the reverse - two of these are pierced. The mount bears a cast image of the sun as a human face with well-engraved details. The outer face of the mount has been covered with a well-preserved silver sheet onto which the underlying sun's image has been engraved. The sun comprises a central face with surrounding rays. The spaces between the rays have been filled with close zigzag work.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-2A8BB6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy medieval buckle frame. The frame is oval with an integral cast plate. The frame is lipped and there is a slight groove for the pin. The plate has a circular hole for the pin which is missing. There are also two circular rivet holes, both filled with the remains of an iron rivet. The plate has moulded decoration with two thick collars after the frame, followed by a recessed celldecorated with vertical linear bands, and a knopped terminal. The reverse of the buckle is flat and the front is rounded. It measures 43.61 mm long, 18.29 mm wide at the frame, 10.08 mm wide …
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2012
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Record ID: LEIC-2A2F94
Object type: DIE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated lead alloy gaming die, 13mm long, wide and thick. The object is in good condition and weighs 16.01 grams. The die has unevenly sized hand drilled holes and linear marks on some surfaces. It could be a good Roman example or more recent.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-29FBE4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman vessel lid. It is sub-triangular in plan with a forward facing rim. The slightly convex outer surface has an integrally cast rectangular projection. The inner concave surface has a circular depression corresponding to the projection on the outer surface. It is 35mm long and 30mm wide. The body of the mount is 1.5mm thick increasing to 10mm on the moulding. It weighs 12.1g. A more ornate example with a duck shaped projection is known from Verulamium was found in a late 4th century (360-370 AD) context (Frere 1984, p.51.)
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2013
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Record ID: LEIC-29F110
Object type: SPEARHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy spearhead fragment, 26mm long, 13mm wide and 6mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 7.61grams. The object consists of a circular secioned shaft which tapers slightly and has two blades emerging from each side. These and the tip are damaged, so the full shape cannot be identified. The object is probably part of a leaf shaped spearhead, dating to the Penard and Ewart park phases.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-29DBD6
Object type: FERRULE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy ferrule. The object is a little rough at each end, but appears to be complete. It is hollow and cylindrical in shape and tapers in width rather like a thimble (which it certainly isn't). Assuming that the wider end is the top, the diameter at the top is 12.59 mm and is 8.95 mm at the bottom end. It measures 18.37 mm long and weighs 5.1 grams. The thinner end seems to be a little better finished than the wider end, perhaps supporting the idea that it was attached to a circular object (probably wood) at its wider opening. The ferrule has intricate cast decoration at …
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-29D4A2
Object type: TOY
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, lead alloy, zoomorphic toy fragment in the shape of a frog. It is probably from a 'clicker'. It is rectangular with rounded corners and a right-angled flange around one end, which extends for about one third of the length. The top is moulded with a frog (viewed from above). A very close parallel, LVPL-F0E3E6, was identified by Jim Halliday as part of a clicking toy. It lacks the lower, springy steel sheet. Pressing this would made the device give a clicking sound, which probably imitated the croaking sound of a frog or toad. It is Post-medieval or modern in date, probably 19th…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 7th July 2010
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Record ID: SUR-29CE23
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead token. Side 1: The letter T Side 2: The letter S
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-29C793
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy possible spindle whorl. The whorl is discoidal and flat, with a thickened, raised and rounded rim on both faces. It is thinner than most spindle whorls. There is a large central hole through the whorl, with a diameter of 12mm. There are two notches in the edge of this hole. One face is decorated with a design of 8 radiating petal shapes marked by raised lines in relief. The design is similar to that found on medieval ampullae and tokens. The reverse does not appear to be decorated. A medieval date is most likely, but no close parallel has been found.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 15th May 2014
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Record ID: SUR-29BD71
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead token. Side 1: Three crossing lines and six pellets Side 2: An incomplete image, very faint
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-299FD0
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Part of a cast, copper alloy bracelet probably dating from the Iron Age or Roman period. Half of the bracelet survives, and unusually it is hinged. Both the inner face and the outer are convex. The outer is moulded into beads; domed areas divided by bands of ropework.The curface is grey and shiney and may once have had a white metal coating. The terminals are incomplete. One has a bead which is divided lengthways. Only one half of the lobe survives. There is a circular hole through it filled by a copper alloy pin which would have made a double hinge lug and axis bar is complete. The o…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 3rd February 2014
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Record ID: SUR-297B05
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead token. Side 1: IP (retrograde). The I is crossed and the letters have pellet terminals. There are also two pellets in the field. Side 2: A bird (possibly a swan) going left.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-28AB52
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small, cast iron probable cannon ball dating from the Post Medieval period. The object would have been spherical, but corrosion is now distorting this. It is closest to the bore size for a Falconet cannon, but is rather lighter than the official weight. This may also be due to corrosion, or the ball may in fact be from a rolling mill. It probably dates from 1500 - 1800 AD.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-289B76
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small, cast iron probable cannon ball dating from the Post Medieval period. The object would have been spherical, but corrosion is now distorting this slightly. It is closest to the bore size for a Serpentine cannon, but is rather lighter than the official weight. This may also be due to corrosion, or the ball may in fact be from a rolling mill. It probably dates from 1500 - 1800 AD.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 15th May 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-288C46
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of five pistol/musket shot of various diameters and weights as follows: 12.7mm/8.93gm; 13.4mm/13.54gm; 13.9mm/14.89gm; 16.6mm/24.47gm; 17.1mm/28.51gm. These date from the post medieval period and are made of lead alloy.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 19th July 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-282691
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman cast copper alloy key handle, dating 150 - 410 AD. The key is incomplete with only the openwork trilobate or 'fleur de lys' handle surviving. On top of the central lobe is an integral globular knop. The openwork lobes are situated on top of a triple rectangular collar. There is a worn circular hole in the base of the collar. A separate shaft would have been fitted here. The lack of any ferrous corrosion suggests this was also copper alloy or organic. A similar example can be seen in Crummy (1983), figure 142, number 4161 and there are many examples on the database including SU…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-27D9D3
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A domed, lead alloy (tombac) button, with a central, raised dot at the apex. There is a casting seal on the flat reverse, but the attachment loop is missing. This style of button dates from the 17th century. See page 35 of Buttons and Fasteners by Bailey.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2012
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Record ID: BERK-27C154
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Late Bronze Age axehead (1150-800 BC). The surviving fragment consists of the tip of the blade (which is slightly flanged), and part of the socket. The cutting edge of the axe is quite sharp and shows little sign of wear, suggesting that it was not in use for very long before it was broken. Although ritually broken axeheads and other Bronze Age objects are known, it is not possible to ascertain whether this example has been deliberately broken or not.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-27ABC0
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy thimble dating from the Post Medieval period. It is cast and has circular indentations arranged in a spiral pattern. This suggests that it dates from the 16th century. The thimble has been partially flattened and has a dusty green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2012
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Record ID: BERK-275D67
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman brooch, possibly a variant of the dolphin or T-shaped brooch of the 1st Century Ad. The brooch is incomplete, missing its spring and pin - it appears that the spring may have been enclosed. The brooch has a decorative knop behind the lopped head pin cord. There also appears to be an anthro or zoomorphic design on the bow of the brooch, integrally cast, and consisting of what appear to be eyebrows (pointing upwards), eyes and an open mouth in the shape of a kite. This brooch likely has European roots and comparisons are being sought.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-273685
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy figurine, probably of Cupid, dating from the Roman period. The figurine is 55.1mm long, 28.5mm wide and 13.3mm thick. It is probably male and has a chubby rounded face with round eyes, but most of the features are worn. He seems to have shoulder length hair and possible wings project from his shoulders. These are broken, just leaving stubs. The breaks are worn and patinated. The right arm is extended to the side, but is broken just after the elbow. The left arm is down at his side and broken just before the elbow. The torso is covered by a short piece of drapery h…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
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Record ID: WMID-273604
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy medieval seal matrix, probably 14th century in date. The seal matrix has a circular face and a waisted handle which terminates in a collared suspension loop. The handle is hexagonal with six facets. The matrix is not in particularly good condition and most of the legend is illegible, although a possible ...V... can be read. The central device is of a bird with a long beak with wings outstretched. Birds were commonly depicted on seal matrices of the 14th century. The matrix measures 25.58 mm in height, has a diameter of 15.51 mm and is 4.71 mm thick at the top of the han…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-271DD4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy Roman brooch; T shaped type, dating fom the 2nd century. It is 72.4mm long, 19.1mm wide and 17.9mm thick. The brooch may have had a head loop, but this broken off and missing. The hinged pin (also missing) articulated with an iron axis bar in a tubular housing behind the head. The bow is fairly flate. The front is convex and the reverse is hollowed. There is a sharp change of angle near the head and then a flat front to the bow. This is decorated with a vertical wide groove, with short narrow grooves out to the side at the corners; two at each corner, making a sal…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2012
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Record ID: WMID-26ACD7
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy object, almost certainly a Roman vessel mount. The mount is sub-circular in shape, and takes the form of a bust in relief, probably female. The eyes are distinctly almond shaped, with a smaller lozenge inside a larger external one. These are set within a slight recess. The nose is wege shaped and points out in relief. The eyebrows are defined by a slight ridge, and in between them is a small circular depression. The face has fairly prominent cheek bones. The mouth is not clear, but appears to be quite small. At the top hair is depcited in relief with incised decora…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-268032
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy object which is probably a Zoomorphic Hair pin dating from the Roman period. The object is a bent rod which is rectangular in section at the complete end, and circular in section at the other end which is broken. The measurements, as if the rod was straight are: length 201.6mm, width 9.2mm, thickness 5.8mm. The complete terminal is a rounded rectangular area, with a shallow groove across the front face only. On the sides is a slightly projecting angled collar or chevron. This could be interpreted as zoomorphic but worn. The terminal is decorated with incised lines. Ther…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 27th July 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-265872
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy Roman headstud brooch dating from 75 - 200 AD. The foot of the brooch is missing. The bow is rectangula in section and has a circular integral headstud. This is decorated with a ring of red enamel round a centre of blue enamel. There is a vertical loop (with a transverse hole) between the headstud and the end of the head of the brooch. The wings are a very plain shape, and are decoration with a single vertical groove on each, which may have once held enamel. The back of the wings are flat and there is a central loop to hold the spring. The spring mechanism and pin…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-264B10
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman plates brooch, of gilded oval type with an intaglio gemstone now missing. The plate is a rounded oval with a raised rim and then a line of stamped crosses forming a border. The centre of the brooch is an oval empty setting, higher than the rest of the plate. The plate is gilded onn the front and silvered on the reverse. The back is convex and has a central rib. At one end the ctachplate is complete. At the other, a central semi-circular lug is pierced to hold the pin but the pin is missing. This type of brooch dates from the 2nd or 3rd century. Compare number 1220 on page 365 …
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2012
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Record ID: HAMP-262C43
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded cast copper-alloy openwork mount in the form of a fleur-de-lis. The lower surface is flat while the upper surface is moulded with bevelled sides. Uppermost are the three fleurs of the lis, with perforations within the side fleurs. The motif rests on a transverse ridge, below which a pair of perforated loops that echo the side fleurs. Central below the ridge is a tapering 'stalk'. There are no obvious means of attachment on the lower surface; it is assumed the mount could be riveted through the holes. The object has corroded leaving a red-brown metal covered in off-whi…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: WMID-25AF38
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Roman bow brooch, probably of initial T-shaped type. The brooch has a pronounced curve in the bow above the head, which terminates in cylindrical closed wings which hold a hinged pin mechanism. The pin is missing. The bow appears to have been bent slightly out of shape and curves inwards in the centre. The catchplate is complete and is su-triangular in shape and perforated with two circular holes. The brooch measures 52.92 mm long, 21.40 mm wide, 16.42 mm thick and weighs 7.7 grams. It has a dark green to brown patina. This brooch is likely to be late first to second ce…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-25AB74
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly corroded, incomplete cast copper-alloy post-medieval sub-oval shoe or knee buckle (c. 17th century). The frame is bevelled externally, with more abrupt bevelling internally on both faces. The outer edges are rounded. Both have small central nicks on their inner edges, possibly pin rests. The incurved sides feature a large crescentic moulding, decorated with transverse grooves that create ridges. The pin bar has been lost, although traces of orange corrosion product around the holes drilled to take the bar suggest that it was made of iron. The reverse of the buckle is flat. …
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-258C12
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy finger ring which is probably post medieval in date. It has a stirrup shaped hoop with a thickened oval bezel. The shoulders are decorated with incised lines forming chevrons pointing towards the bezel. The bezel is worn but seems to be inscribed with two pairs of longitudinal lines with a pair of zig zag lines, or a stylised S between them. The hoop is corroded and some of the edges are missing. It is D shaped in section. The ring may have been used as a signet ring, and probably dates from the 16th century.Often letters are used on these rings but this example appears…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-257996
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy, single loop buckle with integral buckle plate. The frame of the buckle is oval and the plate is sub-rectangular. It has tri concave sides and a wider terminal. There is a hole for the pin, which is cast and thick with a chunky collar. The plate is decorated with an incised X and a line dividing the main body of the plate from the terminal. On the reverse is an integral rectangular lug projecting from the centre of the plate. There is a circular attachment hole through it. The frame bends downwards from the plate. This is probably a spur buckle, similar in functio…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2012
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Record ID: WMID-254901
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy bow brooch of Polden Hill type, dating to the late first to second century. The brooch is incomplete, missing its wings, pin and pin mechanism and the catchplate, though the remains of this are visible on the reverse of the bow. Some traces of ferrous corrosion remain in the remains of the wings. The brooch has the familiar bulbous head with moulded plates on either side that are characteristic of brooches of this type. The upper part of the head and bow are decorated with two moulded ribs between which is a low lozenge shaped recess which is filled with tiny sta…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-2512A7
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1300-1450) cast copper alloy incomplete composite strap end, formed of a circular ring with two projecting arms of a forked spacer. On the opposing side of the ring is an elongated oval terminal with raised collar. There are worn breaks over forked spacer. The upper and lower plates of the strap end are missing. It is 44.34mm long, 18.61mm in diameter, 12.75mm wide across the fork, 1.70mm thick and weighs 3.37 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-250FA5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead uniface token. There is a central raised pellet with three elongated, raised ovals arranged around it, forming a sub-triangular recess with concave edges. It is 21.61mm in diameter, 3.13mm thick and weighs 8.63 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-24DFD2
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern lead alloy medal commemorating the accession of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. The obverse depicts the busts of both King and Queen facing right, with the legend completely illegible except for "QUEEN ALEXAND". The reverse depicts the accession of the monarchs, and is illegible except for "ACCESSION 1901".
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-24BFA1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possibly a damaged and straightened medieval cast copper alloy annular brooch. Formed of a bar with a circular cross section, with four retangular bosses spaces regularly along ite length; there is a worn break at both ends, immediately after a boss. The frame is bent two thirds of the way along its length. The bar is undecorated except for four small depressed circles arranges in a lozenge on each surface of the four bosses. The bar has a diameter of 5.61mm. The bosses are aproximately 10mm long and 6.5mm wide. It weighs 33.38 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th January 2011
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Record ID: ESS-24B636
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age (2150BC-1500BC) cast copper alloy flat axe. The axe has a rectangular body which flares out at the blade end, resulting in concave sides with a convex cutting edge. The cutting edge is extremely damaged, making it irregularly shaped. In profile, the axe is an elongated lozenge shape, the thickest point being at a slightly raised stop ride. Most of the original surface of the axe has been removed, leaving a pitted surface. Where the original surface survives, it has a dark green patina. It is 65.95mm long, 17.56mm wide and 3.18mm thick at the butt end, 18.68…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st June 2010
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Record ID: WMID-24A391
Object type: ROWEL SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy rowel spur of post-medieval date. The spur is U shaped and has both terminals remaining. The terminals are of double looped figure eight shape. One loop on each side has ferrous corrosion filling it. One of the terminals has snapped and been glued back into place by the finder. The sides of the spur are flat on the interior and rounded externally, giving the object a D shaped section. From the back of the spur a neck protrudes which would once have terminated in the spur rowel which is now missing. Traces of iron survive in the groove for the rowel. The spur measures 73…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 12th March 2014
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Record ID: ESS-249E78
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman cast copper alloy Colchester two peice brooch. The wings, corroded spring and upper part of the bow survives. It is 16.85mm wide across the wings, 6.53mm wide across the bow, 20.29mm long and weighs 3.06 grams
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-2455F7
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy object, possibly a nail or a clench bolt. The object is formed of a bar with rectangular cross section. The bar runs straight for 22mm before curving giving it a very shallow 'S' shape. The bar tapers in thickness towards the tip. There is a worn break across the straight section of the bar. It is 52.82mm long, 7.90mm wide, 7.13mm thick at the break, and is 6.33mm wide, 2.54mm thick at the tip. It weighs 13.18 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2010
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Record ID: WMID-2440D2
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy terminal of what was probably a Roman key handle. The object is fleur de lis shaped with a central perforation. It has fairly crude incised linear decoration on the front surface, the reverse is undecorated. The remains of a sub-rectangular projection protrude from the bottom of the artefact at the break, and this presumably was the shaft of the key. A similar, but not identical, object is illustrated in Crummy's 'Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester' which was recovered from a late Roman context (pp 126; fig 142) and so this example may be of a similar…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-224FF4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of indeterminate date. Possibly Roman but equally, it may be post medieval. The whorl is circular, flat and undecorated. The central hole has a diameter of 7.25mm The surface has a dull tan/cream patina and much of the rim has broken away.
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-16E705
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large cast copper alloy artefact that is probably a medieval/post medieval pot leg. The leg has a 'T' section with a convex outer surface. The leg tapers from the top width of 41mm to the bottom at 28mm before expanding again for the foot. The surface is encrusted with a mottled green/brown patina. The leg of an early form posnet (Butler, Green & Payne).
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-169D63
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy base of a 14th century seal matrix. The stem, broken just above the seal face, has a sub oval section and the rear 'trumpet' section has been crudely faceted, perhaps post casting. The design consists of a capital letter 'R' with a star and crescent moon at either side within an outer circle. There is a hint of a perimeter legend now lost due to the degradation of the rim. Unusually, there appears to be the remnants of a red sealing wax embedded in the face of the seal.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-1699C3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plain shoe or breech buckle with attached pin, iron bar, and a plate which ends in an attachment loop.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-165672
Object type: STAMP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular lead military stamp of early to mid- 19th century date. The stamp has a pierced dome on the back for suspension. On the front the serifed letters have been carefully carved out using a knife leaving them upstanding with a roughly cabled frame. Across the centre is a soldier's number 5185 (in mirror image) and around this his name and regiment, W.FRENCH around the top half and 37 REGT around the bottom half. Both halves of the encircling inscription are the same way up and both are again in mirror image and in upstanding relief. The face of the seal bears the remains of wh…
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 25th August 2011
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Record ID: SUR-163765
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a plain buckle frame of double oval form with expanded outer edges and still with the pin attached. There is a pin seating groove in the surviving half of the frame.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-161572
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A trifid-terminal handle from a post medieval brass spoon. The handle is stamped with the owner's initials A over RM (RMA).
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-15E451
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A crudely cast conical lead steelyard weight with the stumps of an iron suspension loop. The weight is covered with deep grooves.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-15CA55
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token displaying an open sexfoil.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-15C021
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead disc, probably a token. The disc displays a merchant's mark.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-15A517
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy forked spacer from a strap end dating from the Medieval period. It consists of 2 prongs in a V shape which terminates in an acorn shaped knop. It has a length of 62.26mm, width 19.12mm, thickness 2.28mm, weight 4.93g. For reference see Egan and Pritchard 1991. Dress Accessories p. 144. Similar examples date from 1330 - 1450.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-158276
Object type: PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small lead alloy object, probably the head of a medieval pin. It is a circular disc with a inverted three dimensional cone at the top. There are rounded projections from the base of the cone, one on each side, but one missing. Together, these may represent a thistle design. The disc is convex on both faces. On side is decorated with a face, the features in relief, with a beaded border, and another leaf like projection at the lower right side. The reverse is decorated with a central pellet with the rest of the disc divided into quarters, each cross hatched in a different direction. T…
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-155341
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy mount probably from the central boss of a medieval purse. The mount is sub rectangular with rounded corners, and the top edge is damaged. It is decorated with the design of a tau cross on a wrigglework background. It is slightly convex, hollow on the reverse with a roughened surface, probably indicating where it was soldered to the purse boss. It has a length of 29.01mm, width 22.79mm, thickness 1.85mm, weight 3.78g. A similar example is NMS-FF2D14 on the database which cites the London Museum Medieval Catalogue fig.51 and Plate XXXIV, nos.1 and 2 and an example from …
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2011
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Record ID: BERK-1532C5
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy late Iron Age / early Roman strap fitting. The fitting is symmetrical in form and from the centre has a recessed band flanked by a raised and thickened oval moulding with a thin incised line decorating its edges. The body of the fitting then flares outwards to where it meets a sub-rectangular terminal with five circles arranged vertically, each inlaid with red enamel. A thinly incised line separates the terminal from the flared body. The reverse of the object is plain and undecorated and has two integrally cast rectangular strap loops set vertically along the terminals.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th April 2011
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Record ID: BERK-151457
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Anglo-Scandinavian openwork clasp, possibly a book clasp, dating from the second half of the 11th century. The clasp is in the guise of a curled serpent, with its head protruding towards the front of the clasp. The face of the serpent has hole through from one side of its face to another. The rear end of the object has two short bars for the suspension of an thin iron rod. The reverse of the object is plain and undecorated. No other clasps of this type can be found on the database, and external comparisons are being sought.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-14BC37
Object type: HANGING BOWL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Early-medieval hanging bowl mount or escutcheon, dating to the 7th century AD. The mount is in extremely good condition, and is one of the best examples recorded on this database. The mount is circular and convexed, with an intricate design of a group of three winding tendrils flowing out from a central circle, know as the classic four-spiral trumpet design (Bruce-Mitford 2005:14). A suspension arm has been soldered onto the reverse of the escutcheon. This would have ended in a small loop (now missing) that a large ring would fit into to enable it to be attached to…
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-14A9E7
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy and silver hooked tag, 29mm long, 20mm wid and4mm thick. the object is in fair condition and weighs 4.86grams. The object consists of a sub-oval, slightly domed, plate which has the traces of three circular fixing loops. Its upper edge is formed of two triangular protrusions which sit above a beaded band. The below this and at the further end is a foliate style decoration whose central motif appears to be a Fluer de Lys? The whole of the object is covered in traces of thick silvering. Its decoration suggests a later post medieval date. It matches Read, Class…
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: DEV-14A415
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy 'Limoges style' enamel figurine, dating from c. 1100- 1300 AD. The figurine probably represents a saint and would have probably been attached to a casket, reliquary or a crucifix. The head of the figurine is round, whilst the body is flat and concave at the back. The head is tilted very slightly towards the left, with eyes, mouth and nose detailed. The eyes are socketed, and blue glass has been inserted into the sockets to represent the eyes. Blue glass is still intact on the left socket. The body is roughly rectangular in plan, with two rivet holes for atta…
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 16th September 2013
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Record ID: LEIC-1451E5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy disc brooch, 26mm long, 19mm wide and 7mm thick. The brooch is in fair condition and weighs 5.55grams. The brooch is circular and is missing a lot of its surface. It is plain except for a circular, hollow protrusion which probably held a decorative conical fitting or a stone. The reverse shows a catchplate and a double lug with the remains of a three coiled spring inside.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
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Record ID: LIN-1364F1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of copper-alloy frame, probably from a buckle. The surviving fragment comprises a long necked beast with a head resembling that of a dog. The beasts mouth bites onto a narrowed frame. The facial features are shown by various faceted mouldings; the neck is ribbed.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 15th July 2010
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Record ID: SUR-1297B2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token displaying an open sexfoil.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-125A60
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A buckle frame of double oval form with attached pin. The frame is plain, has a concave back face, and grooves for the pin seating.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-123A24
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plain D-shaped buckle frame with a central bar.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-122A45
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A double frame buckle fragment, together with the pin. The buckle has concave sides and each half is pentagonal with a pointed outer edge. At each end of the central bar is an engraved saltire
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-11F892
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A square apothecary's weight. Each side bears a stamped lion rampant and two stamped annulets.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: DOR-11B316
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy disc which is possibly part of a Roman disc brooch. The disc is decorated with four incised ring and do motifs spaced evenly around the edge. At the centr is a circular hole. The back is undecorated. There is some damage to the edges of the disc and the surfaces are corroded. A similar decorative design and a central hole can be seen on a Roman brooch illustrated in Hattatt, R, 2000, A visual catalogue of Richard Hattatt's brooches, p.343, figure 202, no. 510. Date: Probably Roman - c. AD 100 - 200 Dimensions: 21.36 mm x 20.35 mm x 1.91 mm Weight: 2.75 g
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-11B0E6
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable four-way strap or chain junction. Each angle probably had a projecting hollow-backed rounded lobe (two are missing). The central hole is cross-shaped with narrow rebates at the end of each arm to take an attachment.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-119202
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy oval plate brooch, 36mm long, 28mm wide and 5mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 14.01grams. The brooch consists of a flat oval plate, which has a border made up of at least 3 concentric bands of decoration, some of which is gilded. The centre of the brooch is missing leaving an oval shaped void. The reverse contains traces of a catchplate and sping lug.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
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Record ID: DOR-117BB6
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy hooked clasp or dress hook. A Read Class E type. A cast one piece hook with a circular openwork plate below a rectangular framed attachment loop. The plate is also decorated with a raised equal armed cross dividing it into quadrants. A similar hooked clasp is recorded in Read, B, 2008 Hooked Clasps and Eyes, p. 99, no. 370. Date: Early post medieval, circa 1500 - 1600 Dimensions: 36.59 mm x 17.22 mm x 5.42 mm Weight: 2.19 g
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: GLO-113FD6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy fingering diameter 20mm, thickness 10mm, weight 4.54g. The hoop is plain and has a D-shaped cross section which expand up towards the bezel. The bezel is a made from a stepped platform the has a oval fragment of glass mounted in the centre, this glass is creamy coloured and now cracked. Date 2nd - 3rd century
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: DOR-1109B7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy crossbow brooch. Part of the head and bow only remain. The remaining wing is cylindrical and terminates in a rounded knop. At the head is a upward projecting globular knop with slight collar below. The head of the bow is square. The bow projects at right angles to the head before starting to drop downwards. The bow is D sectioned and tapering. There is an area of iron corrosion behind the head, probably from and iron pin or axis bar. There is a similar example illustrated in Hattatt, R, 2000, A visual catalogue of Richard Hattatt's brooches, p. 368, figure…
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: DOR-10C464
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy enamelled disc brooch. The front of the disc is decorated with a triskele design outlined in reserved metal. Each of the three arms has a circular reserve of metal at the ends and there is another in the centre. Around the triskele are traces of blue enamel and inside it are traces of red. At the back of the disc is a single attachment lug and a small catchplate for the missing pin. There is some damage to the edge of the brooch. There is a similar example illustrated in Hattatt, R, 2000, A visual catalogue of Richard Hattatt's brooches, p. 344, figure 203, …
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2012
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Record ID: GLO-109187
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy book clasp. This example is rectangular in plan, with a flaring split end decorated in a feather motif with three stamped circular holes above. The hook is semi-cylindrical and 8mm in width and flanked by two small rectangular knops. In the centre is a series of concentric rings. There is evidence for three copper alloy rivets, two at the base and one near the hook, this example still retains the backing plate on the underside. Artefacts such as this have been discovered during excavation to predominately date to the 15th and 17th centuries such as the examples foun…
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: GLO-107FE1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy double loped buckle with Sub-oval frames with an expanded forward edge that has a moulded six petaled flower. The strap bar is narrowed with a knop at either end. The buckle is a dark greenish-brown colour and the surface is slightly pitted. These buckles date from circa 1500 - 1600.
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-102234
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy finger ring. The hoop is rectangular in section with slightly rounded corners. On the exterior surface there are 10 evenly spaced integral ridges, and the bezel forms the eleventh decorative element. The bezel is circular in plan and conical in profile. The rim of the bezel is slightly narrowed, which then encloses clear glass, with a bevelled edge, beneath which there is a decorative scene, possibly engraved or stamped into foil. The foil is decorated with a crucifixtion scene. The surface of the ring has areas of a dark grey/brown patina. The ring measures 30.96m…
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 2nd August 2010
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Record ID: BERK-FCD722
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Post-medieval trader's weight, dating from the reigns of George I - III (1714-1820). The weight is cup-shaped and has three symbols stamped into the face; a crowned G at 11 o'clock (G for George), a sword at 3 o'clock (for St Paul's and the City of London), and a ewer at 6 o'clock (for the London Founder's Comapny). The weight would have originally represented 1/2 ounce, but now weighs 0.44oz or 12.4gms, or was originally slightly under weight.
Created on: Sunday 16th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2010
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Record ID: CORN-F0B884
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead figurine of a lion lying down with two integral lugs that would have attached it to a base or piece of furniture as a decorative ornament. It is likely to have been garden furniture as lead was used outdoors for its durabilty and ability to withstand water. Looking at the style of other examples of lion statuary, this example, with its long, lanky mane and rounded paws without defined claws, looks Victorian in style. One item of comparanda, found on a website with images of antiques, is a French finial for a roof tile, which is dated to c.1880.
Created on: Saturday 15th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: CORN-ED7D33
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy finger ring inscribed with 'IHS' on the bezel, underscored, within an oval linear border. On each side of the bezel the hoop is decorated with three moulded ridges. The bezel is oval in plan and flat in section, and the hoop is plano-convex in section and broken at the opposite end to the bezel. The 'IHS' is a monogram for the name of Jesus Christ commonly found painted on church roofs and furnishings, espcially during the later fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, but using gothic lower-case letters. The letters here are capitals and more Roman in style, and not incise…
Created on: Saturday 15th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 29th September 2014
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Record ID: DEV-D584A4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy buckle frame. Sub rectangular frame with curved edges moulded decoration. Pin missing. See reference below for similar type.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th April 2011
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Record ID: BERK-D4C6D2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy gilded Anglo-Saxon saucer brooch dating from the 5th - 6th centuries AD. The brooch is incomplete, retaining about two-thirds of the complete object. The catch plate and pin are missing, while part of the pin mount survives. The relief-cast decoration consists of a panel of four anti-clockwise animals in Salin's Style, only three now visible in the surviving part of the brooch. Each animal comprises a profile, 'helmeted', head-surround with coiled nape at the neck, an eye, two cheek bars and a leg with clawed foot, bent up behind the back of the head. This des…
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st June 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-D1E314
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval decorated lead alloy spindle whorl. The whorl has a bi-conical form with each side having a symmetrical radial cast line decoration. The central hole is 11.3mm in diameter and the surface is heavily worn with the pale cream/grey patina.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-D1D482
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval decorated lead alloy spindle whorl. The whorl has a bi-conical form with each side having several, symmetrical radial cast sections with a central dot in each. The central hole is 10.75mm in diameter and the surface is heavily worn with the pale cream/grey patina.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-D1CA23
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy medieval to post medieval spindle whorl with an attached outer plain ring. The ring is attached to the core of the body by four lugs or stays. It is perhaps a deliberate design feature, to extend the mass with a smaller amount of lead? The ring is now crushed into the central boss, which has a vague bi-conical section. The central hole is 9.9mm in diameter and the surface has a grey/cream lead oxidised patina.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 15th September 2014
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Record ID: CPAT-D1BEA2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A crudely cast lead alloy spindle whorl of probable medieval to post medieval date. This whorl has a roughly bi-conical form with no distinctive decoration. It is covered in crude 'lumps and bumps' but they are without form. The central hole is 7.4mm in diameter and the surface has the grey/cream lead oxide finish.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-D1B476
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval undecorated lead alloy spindle whorl. The whorl has a broadly box shaped section with one side having a raised central rim and the other being flat. The central hole is 9.5mm in diameter and has a dark concretion still in situ which may be the remnant of the 'drop spindle'. Otherwise, the whorl has the dul grey/cream lead oxidation.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-D1A911
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval decorated lead alloy spindle whorl. The whorl has a bi-conical form with the distinctive zigzag and dot pattern to one side. The other side has six sectors, each alternately decorated by vertical or horizontal cast lines. The central hole is 9.45mm and there are two casting spurs to the rim. The surface has a grey/cream lead oxide patina with dark brown earth staining.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-D19731
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post medieval date. This example has a simple box section with no distinguishing decorative style. The central hole is 9.7mm and the surface has now a dull grey/cream lead oxide patina.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-D18B35
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval lead alloy cast spindle whorl in bi-conical form with the remnants of cast, probable zigzag pattern lines to each side. The central hole is 10.12mm and the whorl has the typical pale cream/grey lead oxide patina.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-D17F22
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval lead alloy cast spindle whorl in bi-conical form but with a thinner cross section to the usual style. Each side has cast decoration; one side having typical zigzag ridges, whist the other has a centrally placed circumferential cast ridge with radial cast lines forming box sections. The central hole is 10.38mm in diameter and the surface has the typical pale cream/grey lead oxide patina.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-D162A7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval lead alloy cast spindle whorl in bi-conical form. Each side is decorated by cast perpendicular lines from the rim to the apex. The hole has a diameter of 8.9mm and the surface has a pale grey/cream lead oxide patina.
Created on: Friday 14th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
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Record ID: CORN-C7FBE5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy trade weight of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), weighing 52.23g, which is equivalent to about 2 ounces avoirdupois. The marks on the weight are a crowned 'EL' and a sword, the London mark, and an 'A' which stands for avoirdupois.
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: CORN-C69684
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver plated copper alloy button with the corporate seal of Penryn, represented by the head of the Saracen, draped and wearing a wreath within a square shield, surrounded by the legend: PENRYN ~ BVRGVS ~ (divided by scrolls). Penryn was a borough from 1236, when it was enfranchised by the Bishop of Exeter, until 1918, when the term was abolished and it became a constituency. The symbol of the Saracen's head may come from the time of the Crusades and may have been reinforced by more raids on Cornwall by Islamic pirates during the 17th and 18th centuries. On the reverse of the button, …
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-C1D304
Object type: CANDLESTICK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A candleholder stem comprising a hollow rod 12.75mm in diameter with a flaring terminal which ends in a broken integral rivet, and with file marks on the surrounding flat face. The rod has a central integral collar. The metal appears to be a high tin/lead alloy.
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: LON-C131E6
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval - Medieval copper alloy incomplete rotary key probably dating from 11th - 14th century. The bow and stem of the key remain; the stem is bent slightly out of alignment and the bit is missing. This key has a lozenge-shaped bow with corner bosses and an open-work cross in the centre. There is a globular moulding at the junction between the bow and the stem. The stem is solid and terminates in a rounded point. Scars on the stem indicate the remains of the bit. The frame of the upper angle of the open work cross in the bow shows signs of wear which probably indicat…
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: IOW-BFAED2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy buckle with an integral plate (c. 1100-c. 1300). This buckle is flat on both faces and is trapezoidal in plan. the attachment end of the plate is missing due to an old transverse break. It has a sub-rectangular loop with maximum internal dimensions: length: 6.7mm; width: 16.6mm. At the centre of the plate, close to the loop and on the longitudinal centre-line, there is a circular pin-hole, 5.0mm diameter. There is smaller hole next to it, also at the centre on the centre-line, which has a diameter of 1.3mm. This smaller hole was presumably for a rivet (…
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-BEF683
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded, small early-medieval cast copper-alloy strap-end, classified as Thomas' (2003, 2) Class A, Type 1. This would date the artefact to around the ninth century. The strap-end is flat and sub-oval in form. The split attachment end is rounded and retains a ?silver rivet, but has otherwise survived well. The artefact tapers gradually towards the terminal which is more pointed, but still rounded. The moulded zoomorphic head terminal has ears in low relief formed of ovals with commas within. Within a low recess the main plate is decorated on its upper surface with an interlace patt…
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th March 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-BE3786
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and incomplete early-medieval (mid 5th- to 6th-century Anglo-Saxon) cast copper-alloy small-long brooch. It has a trefoilate head-plate, comprising a central square with semicircular arms on three sides. On the upper surface there are pairs of incisions delineating the recesses between the arms and the central plate. The pin lug has been lost on the lower surface. An off-centre hole (Dia.: 2.5mm) is presumably a repair: a means by which a replacement pin could be attached, perhaps through a ring or an ad hoc lug. One of the arms has been bent downwards slightly and there is …
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 4th August 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-BE2F93
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Headstud derivative Roman brooch of the Sawfish type, dating from c. 50-200AD. The bow of the brooch is decorated with a raised, cross-hatched pattern forming cells foe enamel. Traces of the enamel survives and is appears to be red and yellow. There is a raised stud at the foot of the bow and another above the pattern at the shoulder of the bow, indicating its relationship to headstud brooches. The studs are decorated with an X flaked by a vertical line on each side. There are projecting side knobs along the edges of the bow, six on each side. There is a raised, ov…
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-BE1A95
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman brooch of the Rosette type, dating from c.25-60AD. The brooch has a circular central body: around the rim is a raised openwork area decorated with V-shaped depressions on the inner edge. In the centre of the circular disc are three incised triangles, almost identical to those on number 1471 in figure 167 of Hattatt's Visual Catalogue. The lower bow is cast in one piece with the circular disc. It is rectangular and flares slightly towards the foot. It is decorated with raised vertical lines. The catchplate on the reverse of this area is complete. It is pierced…
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-BE0AE5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy Roman bow brooch of the Hod Hill type dating from c. 43 - 75 AD. The bow of the brooch is decorated with a central collar flanked by a raised transverse ridge above and below. The collar is beaded and the moulding is only on the front of the bow. There is a similar moulding at the head of the brooch and at the foot. The lower bow is lozenge shaped. The upper bow is rectangular and decorated with two double incised vertical lines. The wings, if there were any, are missing. The top of the bow forms a tubular housing for the axis bar with a slot for the copper alloy …
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-BDF646
Object type: BOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy book clasp dating from the Late Medieval or early Post medieval period. It is sub rectangular in plan with a flared end that has semi circular notches in the end. The flared end also has 3 large circular holes as decoration as well as two rivet holes that still have the copper alloy rivets in place. The clasp also has a central ring and dot pattern with another copper alloy rivet in the centre. At the other end, there is a wider rectangular terminal and a wide hook. The back plate is made from a thin single sheet of copper alloy. The clasp is 72.9mm long, 37.5mm wide an…
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: LIN-BDDD44
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval lead cloth seal formed by two discs joined by a tab. One side depicts a port-cullis and the other the letters XXX.
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-BD3362
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy rowel spur dating to the post-medieval period. The frame is D-shaped in cross-section and missing its terminals. The rowel shaft project circa 20mm from the frame and is bifurcated at the terminal. The rowel is missing.
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-B0E027
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Medieval cast copper alloy strap end. The strap end has two components, a long rectangular shaft and a wedge-shaped split at the widest terminal. The shaft is elongated sub-triangular in plan and a sub-rectangule in section. The narrowest terminal is slightly bulbous and moulded with an outline of a lozenge on the upper surface. Behind this terminal the strap end is narrowed and is decorated with two perpendicular linear grooves after an undecorated section. The second component of the strap end is the integral wedge shaped split. In profile this component is a '>' shape whic…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 21st February 2014
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Record ID: WAW-B0B552
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch. The wings are semi-cylindrical but are incomplete and abraded. There are incomplete wing caps at each terminal. A fragment of the copper alloy axis bar, but the spring and pin are both missing. The wings are undecorated. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is oval in section. The bow head is decorated with a low-relief trianglewhich descends down the bow. The bow tapers to a blunt point which is a broken terminal. This break was not recent. Due to the break the catchplate is therefore missing. The surface of the brooch has an inco…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-AFA845
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The foot is from a cast copper alloy cooking vessel. In plan it is a sub-rectangle with a rounded, slightly bulbous, foot. In profile the rleg is almost straight. In section the leg is an elongated trefoil. The upper edge of the leg is broken, not a recent break. The leg has a trace of a black deposit which is probably a sooty/carbon deposit. Otherwise the surface has a mottled mid green coloured surface. The leg measures 61.38mm tall, 35.57mm wide across the foot and 12.15mm thick. It weighs 112.7g. It is uncertain what type of vessel this leg comes from, but Ega…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-AF8CA5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper double looped oval shaped buckle. The loops are undecorated, but the outer edge is obliquely angled. The loops expand slightly in width towards the apex. The reverse is undecorated, but is also obliquely angled. The strap bar is narrowed, and is semi-circular in section. In profile the buckle forms a very wide 'W' shape with the strap bar forming the apex. The pin is missing. The buckle frame has traces of a mid green patina. The buckle measures 21.65mm long and 16.84mm wide. It weighs 1.5g. Egan and Pritchard (2002 Dress Accessories Boydell Press) date a…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: NLM-AC7F71
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Coin weight (finder's identification). A cast flat rectangular weight with two lightly bevelled sides. A faint impression of a stamped design remains on one flat surface; this comprises a bar with alternating paired pellets and triangles above an uncertain device - perhaps armorial -  alongside a shield in a cartouche resembling the Reichsapfel as appears on Nuremburg jettons. The weight may be for checking a two pence or halfgroat coin - it is just over the weight of a square lead object for which this interpretation is advanced (Biggs and Withers 2000, no. 152,…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-AB4501
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age socketed chisel from the Ewart Park metal phase, dating c. 1050-800BC. The socket is rectangular with a slightly raised moulding around the mouth; there is a worn break at the mouth end, removing approximately half of the mouth. The body is trapezoid in plan, tapering in with towards the blade end before curving out slightly then extending into a square blade with a slightly rounded cutting edge. The chisel is triangular in profile and casting seams are visible along both edges. The chisel is 98.91mm long, and the body measures 30.60mm wide 28.96mm thick across the mo…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-AB0DB6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Barnsley
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead probable steelyard weight of uncertain date, but the lack of significant patination suggests a post medieval date. It is pear or drop shaped. The lead has a light grey patina and is undecorated. It has a length of 63.42mm, diameter 50.78mm, weight 741g. It does not seem to fit neatly into any common system of weights, but is around 2lb. Some weights of this shape are identified as Roman steelyard weights (eg: KENT-52E511), but they are more commonly planoconvex and tend to have an iron suspension loop. There is no evidence of iron on this example. However, similar methods of we…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-AAEFB8
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy harness pendant dating from the Medieval period. It is one with a swinging central part and an outer frame. The frame is a quatrefoil shape with small projections in the angles, and an extended upper lobe. This terminates in a suspension loop with a rounded projection upwards and forwards of the loop, presumably to stop it swinging upwards too far and getting stuck upside down. The central swinger is cross shaped with a prominent lobe at the end of each arm (except the top one which has the hinge instead) and in the centre. Small traces of gilding remain on the frame an…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: BERK-AA1635
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Anglo-Scandinavian quartefoil mount. The mount has holes for seperate rivets at the end of each of the four extended arms (two are now broken and missing). The mount is very slightly curved (convexed), and has a plain undecorated reverse. The decoration on the front of the mount follows the pattern of the outer edges, in linear and curved incised lines. A similar example can be seen in Read (2001) p11 fig.62.
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 12th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-A9E762
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age copper alloy coin:Probably a "Flat Linear I" type potin rather than a "Thurrock" type. Dating 70-50 BC. These were struck and used mainly on the north Kent coast. This coin is also recorded as CCI 10.1008.
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 26th July 2010
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Record ID: BERK-A9D6F8
Object type: BRIDLE FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Anglo-Scandiniavian cheekpiece dating to the 11th century. Williams (2007) Type 2. The cheekpiece is shaped like an elongated triangle, with a long, slightly tapered projection that terminates in a rounded knop. The opposite end is triangular but has broken across the hole where the cheekpiece would have attached to the iron bit. The front of the cheekpiece is decorated in what appears to be scroll or possibly floral designs, although it is too worn for further identification. The reverse of the cheekpiece is flat and plain.
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 12th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-A93953
Object type: BOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy book clasp dating from the Late Medieval or early Post medieval period. It is sub rectangular in plan with a flared end that has semi circular notches in the end. The flared end also has 3 large circular holes as decoration as well as two rivet holes that still have the rivets in place. The clasp also has a central ring and dot pattern with a small circular hole in the centre which would have contained a rivet. At the other end, there is a wider rectangular terminal and a wide hook. The back plate is made from a thin single sheet of copper alloy. The clasp has a length …
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-A92BD7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a copper alloy probable sword belt fitting dating from the post Medieval period, probably the 16th century. It is incomplete but has a single (central?) suspension loop as well as two smaller holes in the plate. There is foliage decoration on the front. It has a length of 34.20mm, width 27.55mm, thickness 7.15mm, weight 4.87g. For reference see ESS-6089B7 which is a similar object, though of different design.
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-A91EE5
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy strap end dating from the Medieval period. It is a single front plate from a composite strap end. It is rectangular in shape and has a rounded trefoil knop at the closed end. It is decorated with 4 ring and dot motifs in a ling along the centre. The attachment end is broken. It has a dark green patina. It has a length of 50.82mm, width 19.37mm, thickness 7mm, weight 5.81g. Egan & Pritchard 1991. Dress Accessories p. 137 no: 627 is a larger strap end with a similar design. It dates from 1350 - 1400 and a similar date is likely for this example.
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: ESS-A915B1
Object type: TANKARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age cast copper alloy tankard handle. The handle has a 'D' shaped body with a circular depression at its apex containing the remains of a red enamel inlay. The terminals are perpendicular to the handle and are sub-rectangular with rounded terminals. One terminal contains the end of a cylindrical copper alloy rivet.
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st June 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-A90DB1
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy dagger guard dating from the Post Medieval period. Only one quillon survives. This bends downwards towards the blade. The tang would have fitted through a rectangular slot in the central block, which is decorated with a triangular boss pointing towards the blade. The quillon flares to a thicker squared off end. It is decorated with a foliage pattern and traces of a white metal coating survive. The guard has a length of 66.15mm, width 19.64mm, thickness 10.46mm, weight 22.87g. Other daggers with similar downward pointing quillons are IOW-7012D0 and NLM-C8D887. They, and …
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-A8F026
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a copper alloy swivel strap fitting dating from the Medieval period. It consists of part of a loop with a central boss at the apex. The terminals on eitherside of the boss were probably zoomorphic, but they are very worn and detail cannot be seen. The boss is hollow and contains a rivet projecting from a second smaller loop. The rivet articulares with the boss allowing the two loops to swivel. The smaller loop, which is also incomplete, has a collar round the rivet which forms a smooth join with the boss of the larger loop. At first glance there did not appear to be a join her…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-A8CFC7
Object type: ICON
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Part of a copper alloy enamelled hinged fitting dating from the Post Medieval period. It is square with two tubular fitting on one side which would have interacted with a similar central tube on the missing half of the hinge, via an axis bar. There is also a small square transverse suspension loop in the centre of the top edge. Unusually, both faces of the hinge plate are decorated, so either it is unclear how the hinge fitted to any larger object. The outer side has a floral design; a large central six petalled flower with annulets and trilobed elements in the corners. The background…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: LON-A6D8F4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy token, probably dating 16th - 17th century. The token is uni-faced with a pattern cast on one side and the other side plain. Obverse: Possibly two tools interconnected with a curved strip. One of the motifs is T-shaped with a triangular shaped upright and the other is hammer-shaped with a circular head. All within a border of triangular motifs. Obverse inscription: None Reverse: Blank Reverse inscription: None Dimensions: diameter: 19.72mm; weight: 4.57g.
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 30th November 2010
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Record ID: CORN-9E1CB4
Object type: EWER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast leaded bronze foot of a jug or ewer in the form of a knight's armoured boot. The foot is oval in plan and rectangular in section with two sets of oblique lines along the upper face, which make it look like it is suited in armour. There is a casting flaw in the base of the foot which has since been rubbed over during use to create a rectangular aperture with a rounded border (Roderick Butler pers comm). Lewis, Brownsword and Pitt (1987), in their paper on Medieval Bronze Tripod Ewers from Wales, in Medieval Archaeology Vol.XXXI, illustrate similar examples on page 8…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 12th May 2010
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Record ID: CORN-9DCD87
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Glass bottle seal with raised lettering in the form of an 'I' above 'Pra'[...] above the date 1[7..]. The I is the first initial of the owner of the bottle that the seal was attached to, and the lower letters are part of the surname. The style of the lettering, comparing it to other examples in the Royal Institution of Cornwall's collection, and the dark green glass suggest that the seal was attached to an 18th-century bottle.
Created on: Tuesday 11th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 11th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-9BA396
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible incomplete cast copper alloy strap fitting. The strap fitting is formed of an incomplete figure of eight loop with a possible third loop at the base, which is only indicated by two broken terminals. The three loops appear to have been cast in one piece. The complete loop has what may be a casting imperfection on the interior edge. The object has an abraded surface. It measures 34.82mm long, 19.43mm wide, 7.03mm thick and weighs 9.1g. The object is possibly a strap fitting which could be from a belt loop, a personal strap fitting, bridle fitting or non-load be…
Created on: Tuesday 11th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-97D2C6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sprung dolphin brooch dating to the early Roman period. The brooch has undecorated semi-cylindrical wings; the spring and pin are missing. There is the remains of a rearward hook in the centre of the wings on the reverse. The bow is comma shaped in profile and oval in cross-section, tapering to a pointed foot. The catchplate is missing.
Created on: Tuesday 11th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 11th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-97C2B1
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular piece of copper alloy, possibly a casting jet. The object is roughly oval in plan and plano-convex in cross-section with a small irregular 'stud' projecting from the domed side. These two studs are reminiscant of casting sprues.
Created on: Tuesday 11th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2012
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Record ID: LIN-92DA72
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper-alloy seal matrix. The seal has a circular face with a faceted tapering stem. There is a small collared suspension loop at the apex. The face of the seal depicts a hare or rabbit running to the right (seen left on the impression). The legend surrounding it is unclear.
Created on: Tuesday 11th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 20th July 2010
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Record ID: LIN-92B975
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large shield shaped lead weight dating to the medieval period. The weight is decorated with a raised shield-shaped surface containing a worn and unclear motif.
Created on: Tuesday 11th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 11th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-92A8C4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large lead weight dating to the medieval period. The weight is square and has a moulded cross across the surface. In the centre is a small square hole that runs through the object.
Created on: Tuesday 11th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 11th May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-87C164
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman toilet article, probably a nail-cleaner. The implement has a roughly rectangular shank, ending in a sharp point at one end and flattened at the other. Individual toilet articles often formed part of a set, but as there is no suspension loop on this example it appears to be a stand-alone article. These toilet articles date to c. 3rd - 4th century AD, and similar examples have been recorded at Colchester (see Crummy 1983). The toilet article is now bent and distorted but remains complete. In its unbent form, the article would have measured 142mm long with a max…
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-8664A3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A biface lead token. Side 1: IB (the I has a central pellet) Side 2: A crude grid
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-863708
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A pointed oval, domed stud with a single broken central rivet, possibly for upholstery.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-85E2A0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a double oval buckle with a surface coating of tin. There is a cast radiating decoration on the outer edges and at the ends of the bar. The original length of the buckle was c 42mm.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: NARC-8282F8
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular copper-alloy fitting or mount. The object appears to have been cast in one piece and consists of a circular outer border with an elaborate openwork design in the centre. This design takes the form of a 12 pointed star with a raised peforated circle in the centre.The circular border appears to be undecorated. Around the border there are several regularly spaced protruding knops, which may originally have been longer than they currently are.  The reverse is hollow and contains a small fragment of what may be plaster. It measures 28.75 mm in diameter, 4.6 mm thick and weighs …
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th May 2010
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Record ID: NARC-8252D6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular copper-alloy fitting or mount. The outer border of the object is comprised of two pieces, with a thin circular plate soldered onto a circular base. The centre of the object has an openwork design which takes the form of five circles, each with central ring and dot motifs, arranged into a cross. This is formed from yet another separate piece of metal and has been soldered into place. The circular border plate is decorated with three thin lines of punched decoration, and the central one is wavy. In the space between the points of the cross there are punched ring and dots. The…
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-808D53
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy  T shape bow brooch fragment, 20mm long and 17mm wide and 11mm thick. The brooch is in fair condition and is missing its lower half and pin. The brooch consists of solid circular sectioned wings which are decoarted with a vertical ridge near each end. The bow has a rectangular form and section and has two rectangular linear recesses, arranged vertically, which would have held enamel- there are small traces of red enamel in places. The brooch has a broken suspension loop which is about 5mm in diameter.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-806772
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
late Iron age/ early Roman copper alloy La Tene II bow brooch, 43mm long and 4mm wide and thick. The brooch is in fair condition and is missing its catchplate and pin. It has a circular sectioned bow which begins to widen into a flat catchplate where it has snapped. The other end contains an  integral 2 coil spring.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 11th May 2010
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Record ID: NCL-802ED7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy trumpet brooch, dating from the late first to the late second century. Missing closing mechanism and pin, but with remaining head, bow, acanthus molding, foot and catch plate. The brooch is broken into two parts just below the acanthus molding. The head of the pin is trumpet shaped, with a simple acanthus molding decoration consisting of two leafs on either side of a horizontal disk, a vertical ridge running the lengthen of the bow below the acanthus molding ending in a three disk foot.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-7FD5A4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper-alloy trumpet-derived brooch of the Roman period, dating from the 1st-2nd century. The brooch is largely complete, missing its pin and catchplate. The brooch is worn and much of the decoration lacks sharp relief. In overall form, the brooch resembles and is clearly derived from the trumpet brooch, but with significant differences in decoration. The head is formed by distinct knob-shape, the side faces of which form lugs for taking a hinged pin. A moulded petal collar separates the head from the bow. The upper bow is 'pinched', such that is has a sub-triang…
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 17th October 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-7FB802
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and damaged cast copper-alloy cosmetic end-looped mortar of Late Iron Age/Early Roman date. The circular loop at one terminal has abraded through (14.8 by 15.35 by 6.5mm); it is thicker at the top (4.7mm) than the bottom (3.6mm; 1.92mm at the worn through part). The piercing is c. 5.5mm in diameter. The other terminal ends in a knob (c.6.5mm in diameter) and is bent upwards. The body is roughly triangular in cross-section, with a dished inner surface for the pestle to rest. This latter retains its original smooth shiny patina while the rest of the surface of the mortar is…
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 12th August 2010
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Record ID: NCL-7FB222
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman headstud brooch dating from the 1st- 2nd c. The brooch is largely complete, missing the foot and catchplate, and most of the pin. In general, the metal is corroded and obscures any decoration, though a socket is visible at the top of the bow, where a separate headstud would have been attached. The head has a cylindrical casing cast integral which holds the axel and the looped base of a hinge pin. The arms are sub-square in section.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 16th June 2010
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Record ID: NCL-7F8D46
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy probable Roman terminal. In plan, it is sub-rectangular with one rounded end. The squared end has a linear grove of one centimeter depth cast in it, indicating how the terminal was attached to some other, larger object. In section, the terminal is D-shaped, with a flat reverse face and a convex outer face. The reverse bears traces of the casting process. The squared end has two incised lines that running parallel across the breadth of the terminal. The object is worn and its more specific function is unknown.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 16th June 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-7F3B55
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and damaged cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle of post-medieval date. The extant loop is D shaped; only vestiges of the other loop survive, at one end of the pin bar. The loop's outer edge is slightly angular; there is a probable centrally incised transverse pin rest. The loop is bevelled both internally and externally; the latter more shallowly. The lower surface is flat. At both ends of the pin bar is a pointed knopped protrusion; the pin is missing, although traces of orange staining at one end of the bar and at the centre of the outer edge suggest that it would h…
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: NARC-7E8492
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy cast mount. The mount is quatrefoil in shape with a cusp in each angle. The reverse has two attachment lugs, one of which is broken. The fibrous remains of a coarse textile remain on the reverse, around these lugs. The front of the object has an intricate design which consists of four circles, one in each of the quatrefoils. Each circle has an off centred punched circular depression, giving them a crescentic appearance. In the centre of the 'crescents' is a further depressed circle. Between each crescent and expanding from the central circle, there are a series of small…
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th May 2010
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Record ID: NARC-7D6187
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy medieval cast rotary key, most probably a door key. The key has an oval shank which is hollow at the end. The shank terminates in an elaborate bit which is parallel to the shank at the top, but which is offset at the bottom. The bit has an open cross in the centre, formed by the wards. There are six clefts, two on either side of the wards at the top of the bit, two on either side of the lower lateral edges of the bit and two at the bottom of the bit where three wards form three 'teeth'. The shank of the key has a single collar at the top, just before the bow. The bow…
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th October 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-7D5B90
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and damaged, but complete, cast lead-alloy medieval pilgrim's ampulla. The artefact is flask-shaped, with a rounded lower chamber. The upper half is sub-trapezoidal, expanding slightly at the top (W.: 27.35mm); this end has been crimped shut (to contain the holy water inside it). The upper part of the ampulla has been bent downwards towards the lower chamber. The fold is horizontal, just below the side lugs/loops for suspension. The lugs themselves are angular; one has not been perforated. The ampulla is decorated bifacially on the lower chamber. On one face is a lozenge wi…
Created on: Monday 10th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-715B68
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy key, possibly a casket key. The handle/bow and an unknown quantity of the stem is missing. What remains of the stem is oval in section. One terminal is slightly bulbous. This terminal is broken, but it is not a recent break. The opposite terminal is tubular and has an integral off-set 'L' shaped bit. There is traces of iron corrosion at this terminal. The surface of the key has a traces of a dark brown/green coloured patina. In length it measures 24.38mm, and the widest point is the bit/stem which is 11.24mm. The thickness of the stem is 3.53mm. It weighs 2.2g. …
Created on: Sunday 9th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-7144B1
Object type: COCKSPUR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy cock spur. The prick has an oval section and tapers to a blunt, broken point. The spur is integral to a sub-conical loop or ring, which would originally be fitted around the leg. The terminal rim has four circular perforations at even spaces (one perforation is incomplete). The loop is set perpendicular to the spur and is oval in plan. The surface of the cockspur has an mid grey/green patina. The cockspur measures 27.82mm long, 15.25mm wide and 16.32mm thick. It weighs 4.3g. The cockspur is probably dated to the Medieval to early Post-Medieval periods…
Created on: Sunday 9th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-712ED4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment of a cast copper alloy suspension loop from the handle of a chafing dish. This fragment would have attached the handle to the body of the dish. The loop is sub rectangular in plan with tapering sides and rounded terminal. The suspension loop is also sub-rectangular in cross section. It has a cast central hole is sub-circular. There is no cast or incised decoration on the suspension loop, just one terminal has a slightly collar. Below this collar is an integral circular sectioned shallow stud. The loop has a dark green coloured patina. The suspension loop m…
Created on: Sunday 9th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-711787
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy folding clasp component. The clasp frame is incomplete and the decorative edge and fragments of the undecorated sides of the frame remain, therefore the strap bar is missing. The broken sides are not recent breaks. The the decorative side of the frame, which originally would be oppisite the strap bar is cast in the form of a human face wheraing a simplistic crown. The crown has two circular perforations as decoration. The eyebrows are formed by obliquely angles ridges, the nose is a sub-triangular in high-relief and the eyes are a low-relief pellet enlosed in a l…
Created on: Sunday 9th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: PUBLIC-708268
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Saxon pin head and part of the shank. It is 27mm in length 11mm of which is comprised of the pin-head. The head is of 4mm square cross section and at its upper end is rounded at the corners either by design or through wear. The lower end of the head tapers gradually to the shank which is circular in section and initially is 1mm in diameter, tapering to a point at the other end, probably through wear as the point is probably an old break. The pin shank remnant is 16mm in length but bends back on itself towards the head after 5mm. Each face of the pinhead is a decorated with …
Created on: Sunday 9th May 2010
Last updated: Sunday 5th August 2012
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Record ID: BERK-5325B1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable horse harness or strap mount, dating to the post-medieval period. The mount is made from copper alloy, and is large and circular and has a raised central boss. On the reverse in an integrally cast rectangular loop. The depth of the loop suggests that whatever strap went was threaded through the mount was heavy duty, ergo the suggestion that this object is related to horse furniture rather than being a personal dress adornment. No comparisons could be found. The mount measures 50mm diameter, and is 23mm thick (max). It weighs 34.7gms.
Created on: Saturday 8th May 2010
Last updated: Saturday 8th May 2010
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Record ID: WAW-427AB4
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A personal cast lead or lead alloy seal matrix. The matrix is a flat-baked type which is circular in plan.The upper face of the matrix has a rectangular ridge bisecting it and it becomes slightly more thick in depth at one terminal compared to the other. This thickened terminal may have had an integral loop originally. The underside of the matrix has a legend and central device. The legend reads 'S' WILL DE RAVENEST'. The 'N' is reverse barred. The device depicts a eight-pointed star. The matrix measures 26.97mm diameter, and 5.25mm thick. It weighs 12.8g. The surface of the matrix ha…
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Saturday 6th April 2013
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Record ID: LIN-424C17
Object type: EAR RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman silver ear-ring, dating to the 3rd century AD. The ear-ring is made of round silver wire circa 1mm thick that has been formed into a complete loop. Both terminals are wound around the frame. This design of earring is dated to the 3rd century AD and is an example of Allason-Jones Type 3. Allason-Jones, L. 1989. Ear-Rings in Roman Britain, pages 5-6 and page 49, nos 27-28. A similar example but in gold is recorded on the PAS database as ESS-CD46A6 in which the author notes: Although the object is a complete loop, it is clear from grave finds that it functioned a…
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: SWYOR-423097
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post medieval circular lead token that has been rolled. There is a design in relief on one face, but it is unclear what the design is as only a small rectangular block can be seen because of the rolling. On the other face, there are scratched marks which seem to form a star. The lead has a light brown patina. It has a diameter of 24.41mm, thickness 3.81mm, weight 11.10g.
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-41EDA5
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possibly one part of a copper alloy scabbard chape probably dating from the post Medieval period. The plate of metal is sub triangular, with one side straight while the other is curved. The point of the chape has been bent over and then back on itself, ending is a sharp point. It is unclear if this damage was deliberate. It has a length of 31.67mm, width 16.67mm, thickness 1.80mm, weight 5.26g. For reference see Bailey 2001. Detector Finds 2 pgs 70-74, especially number 4, though it is more ornate.
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2012
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Record ID: HAMP-41EC60
Object type: SPATULA
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy head of Minerva from the top of a Roman wax spatula handle. The head is facing, wearing a high-crested helmet. The helmet is well moulded with the crest narrowed and with a point protruding forwards. The top is decorated with short diagonal incisions on both sides. Below the expanded helmet is faceted to define a front and back. It comes to a point at both front and back; the sides are decorated at the base with parallel incisions to those at the crest. At the base at the back is a point protruding rearwards. The moulded head below begins with a band of hair deline…
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 6th August 2010
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Record ID: WAW-41E057
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman fantail brooch or trumpet derivative type. The wings are tubular with a gap in the centre. One half of the wing is missing. The upper edge of the wings is also abraded which may have been where a head loop protruded. The pin is missing. The bow head is quite angular, and is a sub-triangle in plan. The bow head is decorated with a vertical rib which has horizontal ribbing. The wings are decorated with vertical ridges. The bow tapers, and the upper portion is decorated with horizontal ribbing. At the mid point of the bow, it expands forming a circular disc with…
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th July 2010
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Record ID: WAW-3FCD30
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy posible strap fitting; a decorative mount. The mount is a sub elongated triangle in plan. The tip is a bulbous oval shape seated above a double-stranded collar. Below the collar the mount is narrowed before the central body has a '3' moulded edge either side and a circular perforation. This body is sat on a wider platform with '>' shaped edges. This section also has a rivet hole which is filled with the remains of an iron rivet. The surface has a well developed mid green patina. The reverse ofthe mount is flat whereas the outer face is slightly domed. The mount mea…
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th July 2010
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Record ID: WAW-3E1DF7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy one-piece brooch. Only a fragment of the spring remains, just half a coil which leads from the upper edge of the bow, and is integral to the bow. The break of the spring is probably recent as the patina does not cover the break. As the spring is missing, the pin is also. The upper portion of the bow is a slender curvaeous 'I' shape which is decorated by two central vertical columns of sub-rectangular indentations. in profile this portion of the bow is almost semi-circular. The lower portion of the bow, which actually forms approximately two-thirds of the bow is …
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th July 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-3C4A34
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead bi-conical spindle whorl of indeterminate date. The whorl has a relatively deep form and is not untypical of the Roman period. In this example, the waist section has been pierced from top to bottom; however, it is impossible to determine if it is a casting flaw or a deliberate feature.  The central hole diametre is 10.1mm. The surface has a typical lead sulphide light grey/cream patina.  
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 7th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-3C38B7
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast post-medieval copper alloy crotal bell dating from the 17th/18th century. The undecorated bell has a cast suspension loop which dates the artefact to post 1600. The bell has a bulbous mid-ridge, the typical pair of 'sound holes' to the upper surface (one has not been fully cast through). The lower section has the elongated slot terminating at each end with a circular hole. The pellet is missing and the surface has a mottled green patina with some iron staining, probably from the now corroded pellet.
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-3C1DA7
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval to post medieval cast pewter spoon bowl with the typical ‘fig’ shaped form – circa 1400-1600. The missing stem has parted from the bowl leaving only a small tail to the underside. The bowl bears a touch mark in the form of a stylised plume of feathers, or perhaps a fleur de lis, near the stem junction. The bowl has some surface corrosion with an overall dark grey patina.  
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 7th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-2DDD35
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper-alloy ring, probably used on the terminal of a bar mount. The ring is circular in plan, D-shaped in cross-section and narrowed at one point along the frame presumably through wear. For similar examples see Egan & Pritchard, 2002, Dress Accessories, p. 221, fig. 138, no. 1190.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-2DCD97
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy crotal bell. The bell is spherical and has a moulded ridge around the centre dividing the bell into two hemispheres. The lower hemisphere has two sound holes joined by a channel. The lower hemisphere is very worn and it is difficult to make out the decoration. Beneath the ridge is a band of incised lines, and at the apex where the channel is there is perhaps incised foliage. There is an integral rectangular loop at the top.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-2DC212
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy crotal bell. The bell is spherical and has a moulded ridge around the centre dividing the bell into two hemispheres. The lower hemisphere has two sound holes joined by a channel. The lower hemisphere is decorated with incised floral motifs and what may be a crest near the channel. The crest is shield shaped and decorated with an incised 'T'. There is an integral rectangular loop at the top.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-2DB1B2
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy crotal bell. The bell is spherical and has a moulded ridge around the centre dividing the bell into two hemispheres. The lower hemisphere has two sound holes joined by a channel. The lower hemisphere is decorated with incised floral motifs and the letters HW. There is an integral rectangular loop at the top.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-2D91A6
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy furniture fitting, a drop handle for a small drawer, dating from 1690-1715. This fitting would have originally been gilded, although no trace of this survives. The fitting has an oblong loop for attachment to an escutcheon plate, the narrow neck widens out into a rectangulr plate with a splayed foot that curves back under itself at the foot. The foot ends terminate with rounded knops.The base of the object, just above the foot, has a V-shaped cut out, with scorded linear lines either side of the removal for decoration. For an exact comparison, see Detector Finds 2:…
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th June 2010
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Record ID: BERK-2D0C26
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy single loop buckle dating from AD 1250-1450. The buckle is incomplete as the pin is missing. The buckle has a recess for the pin to rest in, but otherwise there is no decoration.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-2CD543
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gilt copper-alloy horse harness pendant and hanger. The hanger is domed and has two arms projecting from the base. There is an integral stud extending from the centre of the dome on the reverse. The pendant is circular with a hole through the centre. The circle is slightly convex.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-2C94C1
Object type: PLAQUE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A crudely-cast erotic lead plaque depicting a woman in bonnet and dress bending over and displaying her genitals.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-2C6116
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A late Anglo-Saxon openwork scabbard chape made in cast copper alloy. The chape is incomplete as it would have had a long arm protruding upwards from the body of the chape to aid attachment to the scabbard. The chape depicts a Norman knight in conical helmet holding a kite-shaped shield, striding forward with the handle of a weapon (possibly an axe) over one shoulder, and apparently walking in front of a cart. The other side of the chape depicts a hunting scene, possibly an archer or huntsman standing next to an animal (possibly a deer or a fox, but also conceivably a hunting dog), wh…
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2011
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Record ID: SUR-2C5D54
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A looped attachment to take one arm of a drop handle from a copper alloy vessel of late medieval or Tudor date.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-2C3EB2
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rectangular loop and adjacent rounded knop, probably part of a bridle bit link of later post medieval date.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-2C3404
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a sword belt fitting, probably of later 17th century date. The fitting comprises an oval plate with a projecting terminal. The plate is decorated with a worn pattern of punched annulets and arcs. Two iron rivets surive.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-2C32F6
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy hooked-clasp dating to the 16th century. The clasp is roughly lozenge-shaped in plan and has four curved hooks protruding from each corner (two of these hooks are broken). The clasp is of composite construction of two copper alloy sheets, joined together by a lead infill. The clasp has a knot design in punched dot decoration on the front and appears quite brassy in appearance. The clasp measures 17.18mm long, 16.64mm wide and is 4.53mm thick. It weighs 6.9gms. The clasp dates to the early post-medieval period and is of Read Class V Type 1. 
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 7th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-2C1BC6
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete short purse bar of Ward Perkins Type B3. One arm survives as well as the block and the lower part of the swivelling loop. The block is rectangular and plain. The spherical terminal of the surviving arm is decorated with four spirally-radiating grooves.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Saturday 19th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-2C0104
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A scabbard terminal or chape. The terminal is shield-shaped with a trefoil apex, a central rib and two cross-shaped apertures. The soldered back plate is missing.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-2BE8B6
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fob seal, probably of 18th century date. The seal is copper alloy, gilded and holds a glass matrix. The apex knop is filled with iron corrosion. The pierced knop sits at the apex of a single strand loop which clasps the domed seal housing. The matrix itself is of blue glass and bears the image of a cinquefoil flower. The motto around the flower reads: MAY YOU POSSESS IT
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-29F622
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy strapend plate, 37mm long, 20mm wide and 1mm thick.  The object is in fair condition and weighs 2.13grams. The object consists of a rectangular plate with a rounded terminal. There is no decoration and the edges are ragged.  There are two iron? rivets attached to the rectangular end.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: BERK-29EB55
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy pilgrim's badge or brooch dating from the later medieval period. The brooch appears to depict a robed figure caarying a lamb, or possibly a child in one arm. This figure appears to be sitting or kneeling, possibly on a boat but the badge is too worn to see the depiction clearly. The reverse of the badge is undecorated and has a single central stitching loop for attachment. The badge measures 23.37mm long, 21.94mm wide and is 1.66mm thick. It weighs 2.4gms and dates from the 14th-17th centuries. 
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-29CF05
Object type: BUCKLE PLATE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy  buckle plate fragment, 31mm long, 19mm wide and 1mm thick.  The object is in fair condition and weighs 2.25grams. The object consists of a rectangular plate which has had its edges roughly snipped. It is decorated on one side with a central incised linear band which has trapezoidal  cross-hatched blocks emerging from each side. 
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-298001
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval? copper alloy loop, 26mm in diameter and  4thick.  The object is in fair condition and weighs 4.87grams. The object consists of a circular loop with a sub-rectangular section. It has the remains of an attachment protruding from its outer edge, which has a sub rectangular section. The thickness would suggest a possible loop or hook rather than a bar or shaft?
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-295E61
Object type: BUCKLE FRAME
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle frame, 46mm long, 27mm wide and 3mm thick.  The object is in fair condition and weighs 8.01grams. The object consists of an oval loop with a protruding pin rest, which is attached to two spacer bars.  The bars are stepped and taper to a point. 
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-2898F8
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron age or Roman copper alloy mount, 22mm long, 12mm wide and 2.5mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 3.01grams. It consists of a sub triangular, trilobed plate with one flat edge . This has a circle of red enamel, 7mm in diameter,  in its centre. It has slightly rounded edges and its underside holds a sub rectangular fixing tang, about 4mm in length, but incomplete.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-289524
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead pilgrim’s ampulla from the medieval period (1350-1550). The ampulla has lost the top section including the suspension loops. One face has a finely cut scallop shell design terminating at the waist with a band of cross hatching. The reverse had a circle of dots and a probable design to the centre but erosion in the ground has removed the evidence. The artefact is now covered in a dull grey patina.  
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-287685
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy medieval to post medieval uniface token. The design consists of a five petal flower with two stalks terminated with dots, emerging from the centre of the flower. The back of the token is plain and the artefact has a dull mottled grey patina.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-285D37
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy finger ring fragment, 18mm long, 12mm wide and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 1.96grams. It consists of the bezel and one side of a 'signet' style ring. It has a flat rectangular bezel and shoulders which start the width of the bezel and taper to a narrow band. The shoulders are decorated with a chevron pattern formed of two sets of two parallel recesses.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-285205
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy medieval shield-shaped harness pendant circa 14th-15th century. The ‘heater’ shield has a checkerboard decoration in blue and another, now missing, colour enamel; the design has six rows/columns. The suspension hoop is intact and at 90 degrees to the pendant. The rear of the pendant is undecorated with a pale mottled green patina.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-282052
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy figure of eight undecorated buckle from the Tudor period (1485 – 1600). The buckle has a triangular to half moon cross section and has the remnants of a copper alloy pin that has disintegrated on excavation. The style is typical of an early 16th century Marshall type IIIc shoe buckle. The buckle has the remains of a dark green patina with much surface corrosion.  
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: NARC-270157
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cream coloured courseware with lipped rim and large flint inclusions in the inner surface. Roman mortaria. 2nd to 3rd century AD. Rim diameter 300mm.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: NARC-268ED8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete double loop oval buckle with angled frame and plate intact. Cast copper alloy. 1500-1650 AD.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-1703C6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded cast copper-alloy mount of post-medieval date (c. 17th century). The object takes the form of an elaborate quatrefoil, that is, one with rounded lobes in the angles. It is convex, with a domed centre. The apex is flattened with a central punch. On opposing sides of the lower surface are integral lugs, possibly sited at slight protrusions; one is bent upwards, the other curved round (max. H.: 11.35mm). The artefact has corroded to a red-brown metal over which is light-green and a yellowy corrosion product and traces of a grey patina. A parallel can be found illustrated in Re…
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-166240
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn, corroded and slightly bent cast lead token of post-medieval date with indistinct possible initials on one face and a wheel-like motif on the other, in low relief. The wheel motif can be found on a token illustrated in Read (2001, 134; ref. 938) which he dates to around the 18th century. Fletcher (2005, 76) compares such motifs to waterwheels.
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-164F22
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle,  40mm long, 33mm wide and 3.5mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 10.73 grams. The buckle is D shaped and has a wide curved outer edge. It has a rectangular recess forming a pin rest , whose outer edge merges into a ridge running along the objects centre, giving it a trainagular section.
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-162BD8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle and plate,  27mm long, 22mm wide and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 6.91 grams. The buckle is rectangular in form, with a four incised lines on its outer, wide edge, two forming the 'pin rest' in the centre. The buckle has a plate formed of a sheet of copper alloy which has been folded in half around the pin bar. The iron pin is still intact, although corroded. There is a further hole in the plate, near its end. 
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-15FD06
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle with integral plate,  37mm long, 11mm wide and 2.5mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 3.96 grams. The buckle is rectangular in form, with a rectangular pin rest protruding from its far end. It has a rectangular plate with a centrally placed pin hole and fixing hole beneath it, emerging from the other side. The plate has a long rectangular bar emerging from its other side, which is triangular in form when veiwed from the side, 5mm wide in the centre. This bar has snapped off cleanly.
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-152C53
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy post-medieval double-looped buckle frame. The frame was formed of a pair of oval loops; one of these has broken more or less at its junction with the pin bar. The extant outer edge has a rounded, pointed central protrusion. The upper surface is moulded with transverse and diagonal ridges; the lower surface is flat. There is a shallow lobed moulding at each end of the pin bar. The pin bar is trapezoidal in cross-section and has lost its pin. The upper surface is bevelled externally. This artefact has corroded to a brown colour with traces of overlying gr…
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-14EDA3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early post Medieval copper alloy strap hook, 57mm long, 18mm wide and 5mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 8.84grams. The object consists of an oval, slightly dished, plate which has a rectangular protrusion, with a central linear depression, at each end. Beyond this, at one end is an oval loop and at the other is the beginings of a rectangular plate which has snapped, this section would have formed a hook.
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-14CB01
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy bar belt mount, 24mm long, 10mm wide and 5mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 2.98grams. The object consists of a hollow semi-sphere which has a central hol and is covered in parallel incised lines. Either side of this is a short shaft with a small spherical terminal, which has integral copper alloy rivets.
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-149266
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval?? copper alloy object, 57mm long, 18mm wide and 2mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 24.54grams. The object consists of a sub rectangular sectioned shaft which has a sub-spherical protrusion on one surface, just below the point it widens out into a sub rectangualr plate . This plate has an axe like protrusion at one side, with two curved protrusions. The object is incomplete and may be part of a harness fitting?
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-13B657
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded but complete post-medieval 'crotal' (animal) bell cast in copper alloy (17th century). The upper half has two sound holes c. 5mm in diameter, both not fully filed. The two sound holes on the lower hemisphere that abut the central casting seam are far larger (c. 9mm) and are joined together by a slot; they are perpendicular to those on the upper half. On both sides of the slot is a moulded cherub with a face flanked by wings that also travel below. Diagonal incisions pick out the feathers. A similar design can be found illustrated in Bailey (1995, 40-41; ref. 15), where it i…
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2012
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Record ID: LEIC-131266
Object type: BROOCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron age or Roman copper alloy brooch pin, 40mm long, 9mm wide and 7mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 1.43grams. It consists of a spring of 3 coils and a long tapering shaft.
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Record ID: LON-131065
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval sheet silver cufflink dating c. 1660 - 1700. One part of a cufflink with double hearts decoration. It has a flat circular disc with an attachment loop projecting from the reverse; aligned with the casting seam. The front is decorated with raised decoration of two hearts and a crown above, with a pellet to the left and right of the crown and in between the hearts. The decoration is contained within a raised border at the outermost edge, and the recessed ground is textured with a pattern of fine repeating pellets. Cufflinks and buttons bearing this design have been asso…
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2012
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Record ID: LEIC-12E1E7
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy rotary key, 101mm long,  33mm wide and 9mm thick. The key is in good condition and weighs 53.4grams. The key has a circular sectioned shank  which terminates in a  lozenge shaped 'bow' which has four small circular holes in its surface. Above this is a circular shaped protrusion which has a small bar crossing its middle. The bit is rectangular in form and section and is chanelled on both sides. It is divided into four parts with a half depth, length ways cleft cut across by a full depth width ways cleft and has a further rectangular shaped recess on its ou…
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-03E244
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An elaborate copper-alloy buckle and plate dating to the medieval period. The buckle frame is D-shaped in plan and there is a small notch for the pin on the lip. The pin bar is narrowed and recessed. The plate is rectangular in plan and decorated with a large moulded lion or mythical creature such as a dragon walking to the left. The beasts tail curls back over its back. The animal is set within a linear-ridged perimeterm with a double band of dots running around its interior. There are two globular-headed copper-alloy rivets through the plate. The object has been gilded.
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-03D144
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle frame. The frame is rectangular in plan and has a moulded lip. The lip is D-shaped in cross-section and has a moulded central reel and a narrow ridge to either side. Both ends of the lip also have a moulded knop. A short spike extends inwards from either side of the frame just above the bar.
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-03C767
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle frame. The frame is an elongated D-shape in plan with a moulded knop on the terminal. The pin bar is narrowed and retains a pin.
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 5th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-03C186
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle frame. The frame is rectangular in plan with slightly convex sides. The lip is expanded and has a roller on it, formed by a simple rectangular thin sheet of copper-alloy. The pin bar is narrowed and still retains part of the pin and plate.
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-03B7D7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle frame. The frame is rectangular in plan with slightly convex sides. The lip is expanded. The pin bar is narrowed.
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th May 2010
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Record ID: LIN-03B1C6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle and plate dating to the medieval period. The frame is D-shaped in plan and has a small notch at the lip. The plate is rectangular in plan and has two bulbous-headed copper-alloy rivets through it. There is a short pin attached to the frame through the plate. The surface of the object has been gilded.
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-02BE62
Object type: ROWEL SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy spur-rowel. The rowel is star shaped with five points and a central perforation 2.8mm in diameter. Each face is decorated with five raised bands of moulding which radiate from the central perforation dividing the points. Most of the surface is red brown in colour with traces of green brown corrosion but in places its original golden colour is visible. It has a maximum width/length of 34.5mm and is 2.8mm thick. The perforation is 2.8mm in diameter. It weighs 6.1g
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: ESS-0266F2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast copper alloy 'sawfish' or 'T-shaped with serrated edges' dating to circa AD 50 -150 .The upper part of the bow has a vertical crest terminating in a loop. The tubular wings are semi circular in section and are missing their tips; the hinge mechanism of the (missing) pin is just visible on the reverse of the wings. The bow is decorated with serrated or scalloped edges and two parallel lines of sub-circular depressions which run down the bow to a circular foot knob. The reverse of the foot has the remains of a triangular catchplate, the folded edge being missing. The surfac…
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: NARC-FD39E1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy finger ring of possible medieval to post-medieval date. The finger ring has a cast decorated bezel with a knotted design. The bezel measures 8.13 mm wide, and the shoulders taper quickly to the hoop which is 3.33 mm wide.The hoop's diameter is 17 mm. The bezel is 1.96 mm thick. The ring weighs 3.0 grams.  
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-E74B72
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman ‘Trumpet’ bow brooch from the 1st/2nd century AD. The brooch is largely intact with the head, bow, foot and catch plate remaining. The pin is missing. The head has a large pierced lug to the rear, with the remnants of a probable chain attachment above. The undecorated bow then tapers down to a circular section adjoining the acanthus moulding which is bounded by a pair of indented rings/collars. The bow then continues with a triangular cross section with a single channel running down the outer edges to the foot. The catch plate extends from the bottom of the acanthus to the…
Created on: Monday 3rd May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-E70644
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy, personal seal, probably from the 13th to 14th century AD. The design consists of a crudely incised overlaid pair of crosses within a circle, with the name surrounding the motif. The reverse of the seal has a now broken central attachment point and is otherwise plain. The name, beginning after the cross potent, would appear to be 'Si : MADOC : FI : --IF the later part is damaged and difficult to decipher. The surface is now oxidised with a mottled pale grey patina.
Created on: Monday 3rd May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 31st August 2011
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Record ID: CORN-DFC3A4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete brass mount in the form of a rider on horseback who appears to be holding a sceptre and an orb, so it may represent a king. The horse is also wearing a breast band or 'peytrel' and a rear band or 'crupper' suggesting an important rider. These may look more medieval in style, but the maker may be medievalising an image in a later period. The mount was used as an ornate fitting in the domestic sphere rather than in a religious context. Post-medieval in date (Geoff Egan pers comm). Read (1988) illustrates a copper alloy box lid with a figure on horseback, who is holding …
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D94731
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token with a cross and four pellets.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D94063
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token with the letter I.  The letter has a central pellet.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D933B6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An arrow-shaped strap mount with a rounded projection.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D8FE50
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular, domed, plain strap mount with two bent spikes on the back.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D8F3F1
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The blade/handle junction from an iron knife. The blade ends at a shallow shoulder ridge. The tang is rectangular in section and has a possible bolster ending in a narrower possible extension.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D8E920
Object type: CANDLE HOLDER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible point from a cast copper alloy pricket candle holder. The plain point is sub-rectangular in section.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2012
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Record ID: SUR-D8D861
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rectangular strap mount with symmetrical scrolls along the edge and two spikes on the reverse.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D8C8D7
Object type: RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An oval, smooth faced, lead object, possibly a ring bezel. The rounded surface bears the reversed scratched letters WVIE. The back is plain and rough and gives the appearance of having been set from molten within the hollow setting on a ring.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D86651
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A centrally pierced, uniface lead token with a grid of five lines in each direction.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D86087
Object type: PURSE FRAME
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large fragment of purse frame which is L-shaped in section. The frame is decorated with double-stranded diagonal crossing grooves punched with a zig-zag decoration in the diamond-shaped fields. There are four attachment holes on the internal face. The terminal loop is broken.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D84ED8
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A pewter spoon bowl that has been folded double, inwards, possibly as scrap. The bowl is stamped with a letter H under a triangle and adjacent to the missing handle is a stamped maker's mark in the form of a shield which contains the date 1670 over a helmeted and visored head with the letter B to the right (the letter to the left is missing).
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D819B7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lozengiform post medieval strap mount or decorative rivet with a single spike on the back. The mount is decorated with four sprays of possible leaves radiating from a central pellet.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D7F863
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A double oval buckle 15.98mm long and 11.97mm wide with a plain narrow plate 6.46mm wide which has a large single domed rivet.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D7EE14
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An identified object, possibly from a strap end or similar dress fitting, with two semi-spherical knops separated by a reel-shape. The attachment point at one end is unclear.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D7DF23
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small, barrel-shaped, bar mount with four transverse grooves and two rivets.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D7D5D1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a buckle of uncertain form with a hollow back and ornate outer edges.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-D7CD20
Object type: BOOK CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent, tapering clasp with a rectangular expansion near the terminal, and two rivets. The edgeof another rivet hole is visible where part of the object has broken away. There is a zig-zag pattern on the expansion. The clasp is thicker than most book clasps.
Created on: Sunday 2nd May 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: CORN-C9FB87
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy mount, leaf-shaped in plan, with moulded foliage decoration and two integral pointed lugs and two rivet holes at the wider end. These rivet holes may just have been openwork decoration as they would be redundant once the lugs had been used to attach the mount to a leather strap. The holes are surrounded by raised circles with an annulet between them and interlaced foliate scrolls beneath them, extending to the tapered end. Read (2001) illustrates similar mounts with foliate decoration on page 35, Fig.20, Nos.291-294, which are dated to the 17th century.
Created on: Saturday 1st May 2010
Last updated: Monday 3rd May 2010
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Record ID: NARC-AF56E2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small copper alloy double loop buckle. Fragment - approximately 55% present. Medieval - 1350-1550 AD. The buckle has been cast in one piece. The integral inset strap bar has moulded lugs at either end. The pin is missing.
Created on: Friday 30th April 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-AE9362
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Roman brooch. Hod Hill variant dating to the 1st century AD. The wings are formed by sheet copper being curled round to form a hollow, which encases the spring. The wings are 19mm wide. Four turns of the spring are visible on the left hand side. The pin is missing. The bow is vertical and has vertical grooves running down the front. The reverse is flat and plain. The bow is broken at 6mm. Similar can be seen in Hattatt's Visual Catalogue Figure 180.
Created on: Friday 30th April 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th April 2010
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Record ID: KENT-AE3F67
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete pair of copper-alloy tweezers, probably dating from the Roman period. The tweezers are formed from one strip of copper alloy, with a loop at the top and incurving blade ends. There is no sign of decoration on any of the surfaces. The tweezers are 41.2mm long, 9.2mm wide, 1.1mm thick and weigh 2.50 grams. Similar tweezers have been recorded in contexts from the Roman period (e.g. see: “Colchester Archaeological Report 2: The Roman small finds from excavtions in Colchester 1971-9”, Crummy, 1983, figure 63 and p58-59, and "Excavations at a large Romano-British settl…
Created on: Friday 30th April 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th August 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-A8B481
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy Sestertius of indeterminate ruler possibly 2nd/4th century AD. The coin obverse has a bare outline of a laureate head right and the vestige of the robe the base of the bust. the reverse the shadow of a possible standing figure. There are possible letters from a legend in the form of juxtaposed ‘C’s to the reverse. The coin is extremely worn and fritted to the rim with a dark green/brown patina and has a feel of a crudely struck coin, perhaps a contemporary fake.  
Created on: Friday 30th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 12th May 2010
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Record ID: CPAT-A887C6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch circa 1st to 2nd century AD. The head, bow, and the acanthus moulding remain but the foot, catch plate and pin are missing. The top of the bow is narrower than many Trumpet styles but it remains in essence, ‘Trumpet’. The head lug has a cast integral axial rod for the spring/pin. The bow tapers down to a sub circular section and appears plain; the main acanthus bulge is banded by smaller hoops that are now much abraded. Overall, there is a dark green patina.
Created on: Friday 30th April 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th April 2010
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Record ID: IOW-A7E026
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy unifaced coin weight of Medieval or post-Medieval date (1400-1600). The coin weight is circular in plan and the front face depicts a raised single masted sailing vessel with standing rigging. The hull is depicted as being clinker built and has rose on the hull at the centre. The figure of a crowned king stands amidships with a sword in his right hand and a quartered shield on his left arm. The rear face of the weight is flat and plain. The weight is probably for a half ryal (rose noble) which was introduced in the reign of Edward IV (1464) and used throughout the…
Created on: Friday 30th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-9C3A74
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy single-looped medieval buckle consisting of a cast frame and sheet plate. The frame is oval with a narrow and offset bar. Flat on its lower surface, the frame is thick and bevelled both internally and externally. The frame measures 18.35 by 14.1 by 3.4mm. It is a corroded red-brown colour with patches of green corrosion product and traces of gilding. The rectangular plate is formed of a thick bent sheet folded double with a recessed pin notch. The lower fold is shorter (30.1mm) and narrower (c. 9.8mm) than the upper, although it has been abraded at its end. The up…
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-9C1018
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy single-looped medieval buckle frame with ornate outside edge. As a buckle this is an incomplete example in so far as it is missing its pin and plate. The frame's expanded outer edge has knopped ends which travel outwards slightly. Delineating the knops are fine, raised transverse ridges. There is a pair of similar ridges central on the outer edge which would have acted as a pin rest. The pin bar opposite is offset and narrowed. The frame between is bevelled externally on both surfaces. The buckle has corroded to a dark grey colour with some patches of off-white cor…
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-999A74
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The head and part of the circular-section shaft of a cast copper alloy grinding pestle. The shaft measures 10.34mm in diameter. There are two pairs of encircling lines, one pair at the junction between the shaft and the shoulder and the other around the head.
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th April 2010
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Record ID: SUR-997173
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A decorative strap mount. The mount has a central diamond-shaped slightly domed central element and a pair of openwork trefoil terminals originally (one is now missing). On the back is a broken pair of attachment spikes.
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th April 2010
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Record ID: SUR-9966D7
Object type: BUCKLE FRAME
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A distorted fragment of a small rectangular buckle frame. The bar is missing and the outer edge has a series of transverse grooves.
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th April 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-995F55
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete medieval composite buckle with integral box plate, missing only its lower sheet (c. 15th century). The oval frame is bevelled both externally and internally; the former is far shallower. The lower surface is flat. Two transverse incisions at the outer edge suggest a pin rest on the upper surface. There is a central perforation at the junction of frame and plate that retains a pin of thick sheet construction. The pin is triangular in plan and bent upwards after the loop; the lower surface is recessed. The waisted junction is moulded (min. W.: 16.9mm), with a transverse ri…
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Record ID: SUR-995CD4
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A double-ended harness link of 11th or 12th century date. The link has an elongated central rounded swelling. Both ends are very worn and incomplete.
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th June 2011
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Record ID: LON-990104
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval iron buckle dating 14th - 15th century. The buckle has an oval frame with a cross-bar it is unclear if the cross bar was cast integrally with the frame or is attached via a spindle to the frame. The pin is missing. The frame is angled so it forms a V-shape in profile. Part of the leather strap remains wrapped around the cross-bar. Dimensions: length: 26.94mm; width: 25.38mm; thickness: 3.76mm; weight: 5.67g. A similar buckle is illustrated in Egan & Pritchard (1991:81 no. 333) which has a similar form but is copper alloy, iron double looped buckles are also …
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-98C6F1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper-alloy mount of post-medieval date. The mount is asymmetrical, with a flared terminal at one end and a tapering terminal at the other, with an asymmetrical incurving waist in between; the upper surface is lsightly moulded. On the flat lower surface is a pair of pointed lugs, both pointing inwards and avoiding and passing each other. The lugs and the red-brown metal (with overlying green corrosion product) is suggestive of a 17th-century date. A similar mount can be found illustrated in Read (2001, 35; ref. 298).
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th April 2010
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Record ID: HAMP-97DEC5
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded cast copper-alloy hooked mount of post-medieval date (c. 17th century). The mount is formed of an openwork trefoil plate with a bifurcating collar below, the terminal of which curves back in a blunt hook (now slightly bent to one side). The upper lobe of the trefoil is perforated to receive a rivet; there is a further rivet hole central on the collar. Both rivets are missing. The other lobes of the trefoil are perforated and there is a further, this time broadly lozengiform, hole between the plate and the collar. There is a slight partial transverse groove just above the ho…
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Thursday 29th April 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-9515E2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy belt mount,  15mm long, 13mm wide and 5mm thick. The object is in good condition and weighs 1.79grams.  The object is sub rectangular in form and depicts a human face wearing a crown. The face is crudely carved with triangular incisions for eyes and a recess for a mouth. The mount has a hollow underside and is fixed with a single circular rivet placed on the 'forehead'.
Created on: Thursday 29th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
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Record ID: NARC-852411
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Early Medieval small long brooch fragment. It has a rectangular panelled head, with 'cut away' corners. The panel is decorated with circular holes, in groups of three, along the top and down both sides. Broken across one corner. The square head plate is 21mm wide and 16mm long. The bow is slightly curved and 15mm long and 9mm wide with a vertical groove bordering the edges. The foot plate is 25mm long. From the bow the foot extends into two lobes. One is missing and the remaining one is piereced towards the top, close to the bow. The terminal is triangular wi…
Created on: Wednesday 28th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
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Record ID: DEV-83C095
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy key handle. The key is of the trilobate type with a globular terminal; the shank is rectangular in section. Similar Roman key handles have been dated to after 150 AD. See reference below for a similar example found in Exeter.
Created on: Wednesday 28th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 28th April 2010
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Record ID: NARC-804336
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Roman Polden Hill brooch. The brooch is complete apart from its missing spring and pin. The wings have the pierced plates at the end that are characteristic of brooches of this type. The wings are semi-cylindrical and open. There is a rear projecting loop at the top of the wings, on the head of the brooch. The brooch also has moulded decorative plates above the wings, a further characteristic feature of Polden Hill brooches. The wings measure 19.83 mm across. The bow measures 49.46 mm long. It terminates at the foot with a tri-collared knop. The catchplate survive…
Created on: Wednesday 28th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 26th July 2010
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Record ID: NARC-7FF353
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy button of post-medieval date. The button is globular in shape, and could be mistaken for a pin head. However, the remnants of a broken attachment loop on the reverse indicate that it was in fact a button. It measures 12.41 mm long and 11.75 mm wide. It  is 7.91 mm thick. It is likely to date to the 16th or 17th centuries.
Created on: Wednesday 28th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 28th April 2010
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Record ID: WAW-739802
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy possible furniture fitting: decorative stud. The head of the stud is a eight-point star which is domed in profile with a flattened top. The surface has eight triangular ridges. The underside of the head is hollow with a central integral square sectioned stud. The stud tapers to a blunt broken point. The break is not recent. The surface of the stud has an incomplete shiny dark grey/green patina. The stud is 28.6mm long and 26.66mm wide on the head and the depth of the head and shank is 17.56mm. It weighs 18.1g. Webster (Webster, J. 'Furniture Fi…
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Record ID: WAW-737845
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy possible spindle whorl. In plan it is sub-circular and in profile is rectangular with rounded corners. There is a central sub-circular perforation which is 10.96mm diameter at one terminal, the other is more narrow due to damage. The surface of the spindle whorl is undecorated and oxidised forming a cream colour. It measures 29.26mm diameter and is 15.75mm thick. It weighs 63.8g. It is difficult to date lead spindle whorls, but anywhere between the Roman and Medieval period.
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Record ID: WAW-735223
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two co-joining fragments of a cast copper alloy vessel rim. The rim is an asymmetrical 'n' shape in profile. The only original edge is the rim, the other edges of the fragment are all broken, some of which are recent breaks. The surfaces are almost smooth, but have a matte finish. The breaks show the vessel having a shiny grey finish which may imply the copper alloy is heavily leaded. The interior has a patch of corrosion or encrustation. The fragments measure 76.26mm wide across the rim and 35.62mm long from the rim to the lower edge. They weigh 43.1g. The…
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Record ID: BERK-70FF03
Object type: BELL CLAPPER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
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A cast copper alloy clapper bell of Roman date. The bell is hollow and conical in shape, and as this is an open bell there are no sounding holes. There is an integral suspension loop and a hole at the peak of the bell although there is no sign of the internal clapper. The bell is decorated with a double concentric ring around its waist, above n-shaped indented panels that form the very base of the bell. This artefact appears to be suffering from bronze disease.
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 27th April 2010
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Record ID: BERK-70B2A2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
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A copper-alloy Roman zoomorphic brooch in the form of a hare, dating from the second century AD. The brooch is missing the pin on the reverse but is otherwise complete and in very good condition. The brooch retains the blue enamel that fills the body of the hare, but the enamel that would have filled the eye section is missing. Although an exact comparison for this brooch cannot be found, it is very similar to Hattatt's No's 162 and 612. The brooch measures 30.76mm long, 15.20mm wide and is 2.45mm thick. It weighs 4.3gms.
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th September 2010
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Record ID: DEV-6FF9E5
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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Bronze Age chisel. Small chisel with flanged and flattened end and square section butt end; rectangular profile to hafted end. See PAS Annual Report 2006, p31 for similar artefact.
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 28th April 2010
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Record ID: ESS-6F6985
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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Late Bronze Age (circa 1150-800 BC) cast copper alloy socketed axe fragment. The axehead is sub rectangular expanding at the blade, measuring 28.5mm wide, 10.87mm thick expanding to 36.26mm wide at the blade. The socket is rectangular, with worn breaks around the body, with the main body and mouth missing. The surviving section is sub-rectangular in profile, tapering towards the blade; there are visible casting seams visible on both edges. It has an even dark green patina across its whole surface. The fragment is 51.13mm long. The wall of the socket is 2.5mm thick. It weighs 47.03g.
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
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Record ID: LON-6EA625
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval lead alloy toy dish with fish, 18th century. The toy consists of an oval dish almost identical to Forsyth and Egan's Design 11 (2005, 272). The lead alloy dish has been cast in an elliptical-shape with a broad flange, shallow wall and a flat base. The wall has a slight curve to its profile. The dish is elaborately decorated with a beaded rim, and a foliate design with leaves and curling tendrils on the flange. The base of the dish contains a fish, in shallow relief, with a convincing face and fins, but no obvious tail.
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Friday 11th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-6D3A04
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy cooking vessel rim. The rim is sub-semi circular in section with the straight edge forming the interior of the wall. The only original edge is the rim, the other edges of the fragment are all broken, but not recently. The external surfacehorizontal striations and possible traces of a black sooty deposit. The interior is smooth and shiny. The fragment measures 58.77mm wide across the rim and 55.4mm long from the rim to the lower edge. It weighs 41.3g. The shape of the rim suggests this was probably a type of cooking…
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 29th June 2010
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Record ID: WAW-6D2276
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Two co-joining fragments of a cast copper alloy vessel body. The exterior of the fragments is decorated with a moulded bust which appears to be Charles II (1660-1685), wearing a double-arched crown, having long hair and a pointed beard. The interior is smooth. The fragments together measure 25.07mm wide, 46.2mm long and 4.99mm thick across the bust. They weigh 21.1g. Christopher Green comments on these fragments; 'I have consulted with Roderick and Valentine and we conclude that the latest fragment (from Leigh in Worcestershire) is probably a head of Charles II. It's closel…
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 5th July 2010
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Record ID: WAW-6CF6E7
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy cooking vessel rim. The rim is sub-semi circular in section with the straight edge forming the interior of the wall. The only original edge is the rim, the other edges of the fragment are all broken, but not recently. The external surface has a vertical casting seam visible and traces of a black sooty deposit. The interior is abraded. The fragment measures 42.94mm wide across the rim and 22.41mm long from the rim to the lower edge. It weighs 10.8g. The shape of the rim suggests this was probably a type of cooking vessel. …
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 29th June 2010
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Record ID: WAW-6CDCB5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy cooking vessel rim. The rim is sub-semi circular in section with the straight edge forming the interior of the wall. The only original edge is the rim, the other edges of the fragment are all broken, but not recently. The external surface has horizontal striations with traces of a black sooty deposit. The interior has a smooth shiny surface. The fragment measures 23.87mm wide across the rim and 25.77mm long from the rim to the lower edge. It weighs 7.5g. The shape of the rim suggests this was probably a type of cooking vessel. It is…
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th May 2010
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Record ID: LON-6A8723
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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This is an incomplete post medieval cast lead alloy button dating to the 17th century. The button is discoidal and solid with a convex front and flat back. On the reverse is the scar where the simple looped shank would have originally been situated; this shank is now broken and missing. The front surface is decorated with a central pellet and a six petalled flower, with a pellet in each petal and between each petal. A very similar button is illustrated in Read (2005:82 no.338) which is dated to the 17th century. Dimensions: diameter: 1.73mm; thickness: 4.32mm; weight: 12.59g.…
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 4th August 2014
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Record ID: LON-6A4DF5
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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An incomplete late Bronze Age copper alloy pin dating c. 1000-800BC. The pin has a globular head with radiating vertical incised lines. The shaft of the pin has a circular cross-section and only slightly tapers to one end. This end is rough and has the appearance of a break. Midway down the shaft is a collar with a perforation through it. The upper section of the pin, between the globular head and perforated collar, is completely covered in engraved decoration. The pattern comprises a band of rings around the shaft then a section of rows of diagonal lines extending along the length of…
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 14th May 2014
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Record ID: ESS-5B73C3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age cast copper alloy rim fragment of a socketed axehead. Weight 4.08g. Length 23mm
Created on: Monday 26th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-5B5B44
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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Bronze Age cast copper alloy ingot fragment. Weight 59.82g, Length 37mm
Created on: Monday 26th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-5B4D54
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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Bronze Age cast copper alloy ingot fragment. Weight 70.60g, Length 32mm
Created on: Monday 26th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-5B3DF4
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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Bronze Age copper alloy casting wast. Weight 19.06g, length 32mm.
Created on: Monday 26th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-5B1781
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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Bronze Age cast copper alloy ingot fragment. Weight 14.07g, Length 25mm.
Created on: Monday 26th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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Record ID: ESS-5B0EB2
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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Bronze Age cast copper alloy ingot fragment. Weight 42g, Length 29mm
Created on: Monday 26th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th June 2010
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