Database search results

Back to simple search | Back to advanced search

    You searched for:

    • Manufacture: Cast
    • Page: 29

  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-D94683

Record ID: HAMP-D94683
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval crotal bell cast in copper alloy, now missing its pea. The upper half is decorated with a 'sunburst' pattern formed of fine lines radiating out from around suspension loop. The upper half has two sound holes c. 6.1mm in diameter. The two sound holes on the lower hemisphere that abut the central casting seam are slightly larger (c. 6.7mm in diameter). They are joined together by a slot and are perpendicular to those on the upper half. To one side of the slot a loss has removed just over half of this part of the hemisphere. Either side of the slot the lower h…
Created on: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUSS-D85FD7

Record ID: SUSS-D85FD7
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy pedestal type seal matrix with a oval die from which rises the flattened handle in the form of a trefoil on a short stem. The upper loop of the trefoil is broken with an old break, the lower side lobes have roughly circular holes through them and a third circular hole between them. The die has a carved design of the initials RC with a star above and below in the centre. The die is 14.4mm by 12.2mm; it is 21.9mm tall; it weighs 3.11grams. Various similar matrices are recording on the database and in Read (2001:81) with a mix of figurative designs and, …
Created on: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-D7B741

Record ID: NCL-D7B741
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: South Tyneside
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast white metal alloy (probably pewter) mount of the Post-Medieval period, probably 17th century. The mount is lozenge shaped and flat, though it has suffered some minor bending damage. The surface bears cast decoration of two crossed muskets, separating the face into four panels. The bottom panel has a down-turned flower. The right panel has a letter O, the top panel has a crown, and the left panel has a trefoil and some other symbol not recognisable. The reverse is undecorated.
Created on: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-D73294

Record ID: SWYOR-D73294
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy strap loop, dating from 1250-1350AD. It is D-shaped, with the outer edge being wider than the base, and has an uncollared, globular knop in the centre of the outer edge. There is also a short, circular projection from the centre of the base. It is 18.4mm long, 11.2mm wide and 2.9mm thick. It weighs 0.93gm. An very similar loop is illustrated in Griffiths, Philpott and Egan, Meols: The Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast, plate 22, number 1356.
Created on: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 20th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-D6E821

Record ID: SWYOR-D6E821
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, lead alloy spindle whorl probably dating from the medieval period, about 1100-1500 AD. The whorl is slightly plano-convex. One side is decorated with a pentangle with concave sides executed in raised lines. A raised line runs from the centre of each side to the rim of the whorl. Within each of the panels formed by these lines are two raised dots. The other side is somewhat plainer, being divided into five panels by straight radial lines, each panel containing a single, raised dot. There are semi-circular dots around the edge of the whorl on this side. There is a small hole in …
Created on: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 20th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-C763A6

Record ID: BERK-C763A6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged Post-Medieval lead token with a pellet in the centre of the token within a circle, the whole within a scalloped edged series of compartments.
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-C73154

Record ID: BERK-C73154
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small Medieval square buckle frame with pin missing
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: BERK-C6F606
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy medieval oval double loop buckle
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-C6D0A6

Record ID: BERK-C6D0A6
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Saxon AD 9th or 10th Century convex-sided strap end missing most of its original patina and retaining its silvering inlay. Zoomorphic terminal with panel behind containing two "X" shapes to right left the segments have further triangle decoration. The opposite end is stepped for attachment with 2 rivet holes at end. This is bent slightly.
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th March 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-C57D73

Record ID: BERK-C57D73
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Copper alloy Roman Coin, possibly of the House of Valentinian [AD364 - 78]
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 12th December 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-C4D8C4

Record ID: DUR-C4D8C4
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age flanged axe, from the Aylesford and Arreton periods, c. 1700-1500 BC. The handle is slightly narrower at the butt than where it meets the blade (the central point has a width of 31.09mm). The side flanges are low and are at their highest in the central point of the handle. At this central point the handle is also thickest, with a small raised horizontal ridge just visible. The blade is semi-circular and at its widest point measures 84.91mm wide. It still narrows to a thin cutting edge all along the blade edge. It is almost complete with just the butt a…
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 25th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-C17406

Record ID: LEIC-C17406
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative brooch of the 1st century. Only the wings and part of the bow remain. The object is in fair condition but has sustained damage to the wings and to the bow, which has an old break about half way along its length. The bow has some simple raised linear decoration, and the wings have raised diagonal decorative lines. The object is 33mm long, 33mm wide, 18mm thick and weighs ??g.
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-C16ED2

Record ID: LEIC-C16ED2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Polden Hill brooch of the 1st century. The object is in fair condition with a rough patchy green and brown patina, missing its pin and catchplate. There seems to be some iron corrosion at the catchplate end. The wings and bow have some simple raised linear decoration. The object is 50mm long, 31mm wide, 20mm thick and weighs 18.06g.
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-C10343

Record ID: LEIC-C10343
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of the 1st century. Only the bow remains, with traces of the catchplate and spring case. The object is in fair condition, is 49mm long, 10mm wide, 8mm thick and weighs 3.2g.
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-C0FFB1

Record ID: LEIC-C0FFB1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of the 1st or 2nd century. Only the bow remains, with an old break near the top end. The object is in fair condition, is 57mm long, 3mm in diameter and weighs 2.15g.
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-C0F8D2

Record ID: LEIC-C0F8D2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Polden Hill brooch of the 1st century. The brooch is missing its pin and most of the catchplate. It is in fair condition with a brown patina, but is worn around the middle of the bow, where a light green patina shows through. The wings have incised linear diagonal decoration. The brooch is 42mm long, 28mm wide, 14mm thick and weighs 8.1g.
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-C0B422

Record ID: LEIC-C0B422
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early post medieval copper alloy dress hook, 20mm long, 15mm wide and 2mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 1.86grams. It consists of a sub-circular plate which terminates in a point from which a hook would have emerged. it has a raised border containing a foliate design. It has a sub rectangular shaped integral loop. It is similar to example 355, a Class E type 3, in Reads Hooked clasps.
Created on: Monday 18th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 20th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-B487A4

Record ID: WAW-B487A4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy object, probably a mount. The mount is in the form of a pelta in plan, and is slightly domed in profile. The reverse is slsightly hollow. There edges are slightly abraded and the surface is also abraded. There are traces of a heavy light to mid green patina though. The mount measures 32.32mm wide, 19.89mm long and 4.66mm thick. It weighs 5.77g. The shape and surface condition of the mount suggests a late Iron Age to early Roman date.
Created on: Sunday 17th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-B470C6

Record ID: WAW-B470C6
Object type: POWDER FLASK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy cap from a powder flask. It is cylindrical with a sealed terminal. In plan the upper cap is sub-oval and is distorted which it has been squashed. The centre of the cap lid has a high-relief pellet. The lower edge of the walls is a pointed oval in plan due to it also being squashed. The walls of the object taper slightly towards the cap. On the exterior of the walls there is a vertical casting seam, one on each side of the wall. On the edge of the cap there is an integral loop on either side. The surface of the cap is a smooth mid grey colour. It mea…
Created on: Sunday 17th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8B5187

Record ID: WAW-8B5187
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy and iron furniture fitting: decorative stud. The head of the stud is copper alloy, and is circular in plan and domed in profile. The head is decorated with a groove around the lower edge. The head has an abraded mid green/brown matte patina. The reverse of the head appears to be flat, but has an iron stud protruding from the centre. The iron has now corroded and has become swollen, therefore the original shape is uncertain. The length of the stud including the head is 12.89mm long and the diameter of the head is 10.28mm. It weighs 3g. W…
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8B3893

Record ID: WAW-8B3893
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three cast copper alloy furniture fittings: studs. The stud heads are circular in plan and slightly domed in profile. The reverse of the head is hollow and has an integral square sectioned shank protruding from the centre. The shank is tapers to a sharp point. The surface of the studs are heavily abraded. One has a patch of a thick patina, another has a mid grey patina and the third is abraded. They measures 13.8mm long x 10.4mm diameter, 11.34mm long x 19.87mm diameter and 114.59mm long x 11.26mm diameter. The fittings probably dates to the Post Medieval …
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8B2267

Record ID: WAW-8B2267
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy unidentified object. The object is an annular loop which is sub-rectangular in section with slightly rounded edges. The interior edge is slightly undulating. One face of the loop is flat, the other has integral rectangular protrusions, on one opposite edges. These protrusions consist of a rectangular platform with an integral oval section knop or broken shank above. The surface of the object has a well developed light-mid green shiny patina. It measures 25.26mm long, 24.25mm wide and 7.3mm thick. It weighs 6.2g. The function of the object is unknown, it appea…
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8AFF47

Record ID: WAW-8AFF47
Object type: CURTAIN FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-oval cast copper alloy curtain ring or loop, with a thick bi-trapezoid section with rounded edges. In profile the loop is flat. The surface has a matte dark grey surface. It measures 27.95mm long, 26.72mm wide and is 3mm thick. It weighs 3.9g. Similar rings are illustrated in Margeson's, (1993) Norwich Households; Medieval and Post Medieval Finds from Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-78. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 58. Margeson describes them as being suspension rings which were probably multi-functional, including curtain rings. The three e…
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8AE956

Record ID: WAW-8AE956
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap fitting; decorative mount. In plan the mount is sub-circular. The centre of the mount is domed and has a moulded collar at the apex and a concentric ridge along the border. The reverse of the mount is undecorated and is hollow. There are two integral, oval sectioned studs which are vertical and broken. The surface of the mount has an incomplete grey shiny patina with patches of red copper corrosion. The mount is 23.87mm long, 22.24mm wide across the head and 12.28mm thick from the apex to the stud terminal. It weighs 5g. The mo…
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 5th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8ABCA7

Record ID: WAW-8ABCA7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap fitting; decorative mount. In plan the mount is sub-oval, originally it would have been circular. The centre of the mount is domed and has a moulded collar at the apex and a concentric ridge along the border. The reverse of the mount is undecorated and is hollow. There are two integral, oval sectioned studs which are bent over. The surface of the mount has an abraded surface with red copper corrosion. The mount is 31.22mm long from stud terminal to stud terminal, 22.18mm wide across the head and 11.61mm thick from the apex to the stud terminal…
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 5th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8AAB94

Record ID: WAW-8AAB94
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy sheet which is probably a vessel repair. It is made from a sub-rectangular strip of copper alloy which has a sub-square hole which has been pierced through from one side leaving a slightly protruding edge on the outer face. The sheet is slightly bent, and this does not appear to be intentional. The repair has a mottled dark green patina with traces of a black carbon deposit. The repair measures 30.48mm from the fold to the longest edge, and 18.11mm wide. It weighs 5.2g. Egan (Egan, G. 1998 The Medieval Household: Daily Living c. 1150 - c. 1450 The Stationary …
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8A9725

Record ID: WAW-8A9725
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable incomplete cast copper alloy Roman bracelet. In plan it is sub-rectangular with one terminal being broken, but not recently. The other terminal is rounded and slightly narrowed with a integral sub-rectangular knop. In section the bracelet is rectagnular The outer face is decorated with blocks of tranverse ridges. The interior of the object is undecorated. In profile the bracelet is a '(' shape with the complete terminal being folded at an angle, but not intentionally. The surface of the bracelet is abraded, but has traces of a well developed mid grey/green patina. It mea…
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 5th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8A7322

Record ID: WAW-8A7322
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy buckle plate. The plate is rectangular in plan, with one narrow edge having a central rectangular indentation. This edge was originally folded over the strap bar and the slot was to allow the pin to move on the strap bar. The terminals of the edges on this portion of the plate are abraded. There is a rivet hole by the rectangular indentation and on the opposite edge. An incomplete copper alloy rivet remains in one hole. There is some decoration on the upper face of the plate consisiting of a wavy line as a border. There are traces of gilding on the upper surfac…
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-881CE5

Record ID: NARC-881CE5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy hinged object. The hinge is flat and is broked at the hole. This broadens to become circular in section and narrows at the break. Three horizontal grooves decorate the front of the object before the break. The object is probably medieval in date.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 3rd December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-87D4F2

Record ID: NARC-87D4F2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of cast copper alloy bow brooch. Bow triangular in section with a spur projecting at an angle from the reverse, which would have been the start of the open catchplate. Probably Colchester derivative. 1st century AD.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-873425

Record ID: NARC-873425
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy brooch of the Dolphin variety. Broken into two halves. The wings are 19mm wide and 4mm deep. They are concave on the reverse to accommodate the spring. There is a double loop projecting above and behind the wings to hold the axis pin. A small portion of the pin is present, although not attached to the brooch. This is 9mm long, 1mm thick and roughly square in section. There is a central ridge running vertically down the bowmaking the bow triangular in section. the catchplate is triangular and is 19mm long, running upwards from the tip of the bow..
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-8700B6

Record ID: NARC-8700B6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy catchplate. Probably from a T-shaped brooch. 1st to 2nd century AD. The bow is semi-circular in section and terminates in a point. The catchplate is trinagular and is 14mm long.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-86C685

Record ID: NARC-86C685
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy bow brooch of possible Langton Down variety. 1st century AD. The wings are missing. The remaining wing area is 15mm wide. This is the exact length of the spring which still remains within the wing casing. 7 turns of the spring still remain. The bow starts at 10mm wide and tapers down to 2mm at the break. The bow is 17mm long from the base of the wings. The bow is flat on the reverse and convex on the front, making it semi-circular in section. The bow projects vertically from the wings. There is no catchplate.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-8659A1

Record ID: NCL-8659A1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy trade weight of the Post-Medieval period, probably 17th century. The weight is discoidal with a raised outer edge and two incised bands in the middle, with a small incised dot in the centre. There are punched standar marks, but corrosion and damage has inhibited identification. Pressure from the underside has pushed a portion of the weight upward, also adding stress fractures.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 18th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-865180

Record ID: NCL-865180
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy seal matrix of the Medieval period, c. 1200-1450. The seal matrix flares from a pointed knop with a circular perforation for suspension into a broad, flat base, further distinguished by six facetted panels such that the seal matrix is hexagonal in section. The base has a carved device showing a crown over a possible heart, flanked by a palm leaf on each side.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 18th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-864495

Record ID: NCL-864495
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy knife or sword handle terminal/pommel of a dog or wolf of the Roman period, 43-410. The object has a well cast canine head, probably of a hound rather than a wolf, with clear details in high relief. The snout is elongated and rather pointed, with nostrils on the forward end and serated teeth visible between the downturned (snarling) lips. The eyes are identified by sunken ovals with raised pointed ovals in their centre, and set to either side of the brow. Immediately above and behind the eyes are the bases of two backswept pointed ears. The base of the ears a…
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 18th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-854B12

Record ID: NARC-854B12
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy hooked fastener. Trapezoidal eye 13mm long and 5mm wide. Circular plate with a moulded floral device on the fornt. The circular plate is 14mm in diameter with a concave reverse. The hook is 3mm wide at the joint and tapers to a point, which is bent backwards. Similar in Read's "Hooked Clasps and Eyes", page 95. Class E, Type 3.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-84DCD3

Record ID: NARC-84DCD3
Object type: PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy globular headed pin. Medieval. Globular head 5mm in diameter. The pin shaft is 2.8mm in diameter and tapers to a point. The pin is bent in two places, probably due to post-depositional process. The top of the pin head has some damage and appears to show the pin shaft through the head, suggesting that the head was fixed to the shaft seprately. The copper alloy has a brown patina.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 22nd October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-84A252

Record ID: NARC-84A252
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy blade of mid to late Bronze Age date. Probably from a dagger similar to NARC-7A1368. The blade widens slightly at one end suggesting that it was flaring towards the hilt. The wider end is 3mm thick and lentoid in section. The fragment both narrows and gets thinner towards the opposite end. The sides are flat.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-82C602

Record ID: KENT-82C602
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper-alloy crotal bell. 16th to 17th centuries. Length of 17.6mm, width of 14.7mm, thickness of 2.3mm and weight of 2.5g.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-819233

Record ID: NARC-819233
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy coin weight. Post-medieval to modern. Square wth a central indent on both sides. The upper face appears to have an S in one corner, and another letter in the opposte corner (possibly another S or a 5) which has now been obscured by corrosion. Unfortunately, the corrosion is too advanced to be able to date more closely.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-815E93

Record ID: LIN-815E93
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A solid biconical lead weight with an incomplete iron shank through the centre.
Created on: Friday 15th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 20th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-73D060

Record ID: NARC-73D060
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: MODERN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete set of silver cufflinks. 18th to 19th century. The set consists of two slightly domed discs which have circular loops in the centre of their underside. These are joined by an oval loop. the surface of the discs have been scrathed and so it is not clear if there has been any decoration on the surface. The reverse of each domed disc has a hallmark. the hall mark begins with 'H', but the remainder is obscured.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 25th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-734146

Record ID: NARC-734146
Object type: BUCKLE FRAME
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of cast copper alloy buckle frame. 1720 - 1800. The frame is 8.5mm wide with beading along the edges. Three oval holes are complete, while the breaks are through the next holes in the sequence at each end. The frame between the holes is raised. The reverse is flat. The surfact has evidence of tinning.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 25th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-721211

Record ID: SUR-721211
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A nummus of Magnentius or Decentius Rev: Two facing Victories holding a shield VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 8th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-71FE52

Record ID: SUR-71FE52
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn and illegible Roman sestertius
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 8th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-71ED87

Record ID: KENT-71ED87
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval, copper-alloy circular mount with three concentric circles on the surface. The surface is concave and the reverse is convex. There is an integral lug on the reverse. Diameter of 28.6mm, thickness of 6.57mm and weight of 11.3g.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-71E752

Record ID: SUR-71E752
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Antwerp coin weight for weighing the Hungarian dukat. Side 1. Standing figure of St Ladislaus holding orb and long axe Stand 2. Hand between AI
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 8th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-71DD25

Record ID: KENT-71DD25
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead spindle whorl or weight with central hole off centre. Medieval to Post Medieval. Diameter of 26.4mm, thickness of 7.9mm and weight of 34.2g.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-71C575

Record ID: KENT-71C575
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy crotal bell from the 17th to 18th centuries. Length of 37.7mm, diameter of 30.7mm and weight of 48.8g.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-717711

Record ID: PUBLIC-717711
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval to Post Medieval cast copper alloy suspension mount with separate rivets. It has a rectanglar body with a triangular end. It has three separate coppery alloy rivets, and one extant integral loop. There is a hole in the cenre, with concentric circular markings around it. Both sides are flat. The object is incomplete as one loop is missing. The break is old. The object is corroded. It is likely to date from the 1200-1700 AD. Similar mounts can be seen in Read, Metal Artefacts in Antiquity, No. 366 and No. 401. It is 25.61 mm L x 15.31 mm W x 1.09 mm TH…
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-704062

Record ID: SUR-704062
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a four-lobe 18th century lead cloth seal, probably dating to the reign of William III. All that survives is one lobe bearing a letter W between two addorsed Rs.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 8th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-6FF642

Record ID: SUR-6FF642
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval copper alloy double oval buckle frame fragment. The frame has projections on its outer edges and also has a pin seating hollow. Around the frame is a ribbon of punched annulets. The original length was c60mm.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 8th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-6FD604

Record ID: NARC-6FD604
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy toy plate (probably). 18th century. The plate has a wide curving flange and a base with a concave circle in the centre. The rim is beaded with concentric grooves around the flange.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th January 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-6F6AA1

Record ID: NARC-6F6AA1
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Square biface coin weight. Angel coin weight. Cast copper alloy. James I (1603-1325). Obverse: St Micheal killing a dragon within a beaded circle. Reverse: Crown above X.(s) Similar in Withers "British Coin Weights" page 37, figure 407-413.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-6E9AB8

Record ID: NARC-6E9AB8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Medieval annular brooch fragment. 14th century AD. A flat plate, rectangular in section, curved in plan and 10mm in width. It narrows at the termonal to create an axis bar to hold the pin. This is oval in section and 3mm wide. The plate is decorated with incised lines. The lines appear to be decoartive rather than figural.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-6E38E4

Record ID: NARC-6E38E4
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy harness pendant with gilt decoration. Medieval. Sub-oval plate with a raised central circular bezel to hold a glass inset, which is now missing. Fine lines radiate from the edge of the bezel to the edge of the plate. The bezel projects 2mm above the flat plate. This area has traces of gilt. The suspension loop os triangular in plan and projects backwards from the plat. The suspension loop projects 11mm above the flat plate and 7mm back. The hole is 2mm in diameter.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-6DB423

Record ID: NARC-6DB423
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead pilgrim's ampulla. The ampulla is flask-shaped with a linear upper edge. The lugs at the neck are missing. The decoration is cast in relief. One one side is a scallop design. On the opposite side is a flask, or phial, on a cross-hatched background. Anne Pedersen and Geoff Egan state that one should be very careful when pondering whether a specific ampulla motif can be attributed to a specific local or national saint or holy-house. This style is typical of 14th century ampullae.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th June 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-6C0B98

Record ID: ESS-6C0B98
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy token with the arms of the City of London on one side. On the other side, a fortified building, looks like Norwich Castle. It is probably 16th to 17th century in date. It is 27.38mm in diameter and weighs 8.2 grams. Hazel Forsythe (Museum of London) commented that although there is no direct parallel, it is likely that the token was commissioned by someone who had trade links with London and Norwich and wanted to emphasise those links with a trade token.
Created on: Thursday 14th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 18th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-6106B4

Record ID: WAW-6106B4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy double looped buckle. In plan the buckle is a sub-rectangle and in profile it is flat. The apex of each loop forms a triangle. The strap bar is narrowed and is trapezoidal in section. At each terminal of the strap bar there is an integral knop. The pin is an elongated triangle, whose base is curled around the strap bar. The surface of the frame and is abraded and has an incomplete mid green shiny patina. The buckle measures 39.41mm long and 21.9mm wide across the loop. It weighs 5.8g. Whitehead (Whitehead, R. 1996 Buckles 1250-1800 Greenlight Publishi…
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 5th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-60ED65

Record ID: WAW-60ED65
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper double looped oval shaped buckle. The loop is semi-circular in section and is slightly expanded in width at the apex of the loop. The strap bar is narrowed and is sub semi-circular in section. In profile the buckle is twisted but was probably flat originally. The pin is smissing. The buckle frame surface is abraded and has patches of a light green patina. The buckle measures 41.08mm long and 31.55mm wide. It weighs 7.6g. Egan and Pritchard (2002 Dress Accessories Boydell Press) date a similar shaped buckle (No. 332) to the mid 14th to 15th…
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Sunday 31st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-60BB63

Record ID: WAW-60BB63
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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 on the interior edge. The strap bar is narrowed, and is semi-circular in section. In profile the buckle forms a very wide 'V' shape with the strap bar forming the apex. The pin is missing. The buckle frame has an abraded surface with traces of a dark green patina. The buckle measures 22.55mm long and 16.72mm wide. It weighs 1.9g. …
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Sunday 31st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-6038C5

Record ID: WAW-6038C5
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap fitting: pendant loop. In plan the fitting has a sub-oval frame with a narrowed and off-set bar. The exterior of the opposite edge has an integral bulbous knop and a collar. The frame is D-shape in section. The surface of the frame has an abraded mid green patina. It measures 19.68mm long, 13.19mm wide and weighs 2g. Egan and Pritchard (Egan and Pritchard 2002 Dress Accessories Boydell Press) illustrate pendant loops, Nos. 1190-1 and date these to mid 14th to 15th century.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-602B94

Record ID: WAW-602B94
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval or Post Medieval cast lead or lead alloy cloth seal. It is composed of one remaining disc which has a squashed integral stud on the reverse. The outer face of the disc is decorated with a slender simplistic lion rampant which has a vertical 'o-' shape above. The surface of the seal is oxidised forming a mottled cream colour. It measures 23.83mm long, 20.22mm wide and 3.81mm thick. It weighs 5.7g. Cloth seals were in use between the 14th and 18th centuries (Egan, G. 1989 'Leaden Seals for Textiles - Some Archaeological Evidence Relating to Fabric and Trade' Cos…
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-600DE5

Record ID: WAW-600DE5
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy horse harness pendant. The pendant is a trefoil in shape, although the edges are slightly crumpled. The front is decorated with a three crowns. Protruding from the upper edge of the pendant is an integral suspension loop a perforated lup at the upper terminal. The reverse of the pendant is undecorated. The surface of the pendant is heavily abraded but there are traces of gilding. The pendant measures 39.8mm long, and 28.86mm wide. It weighs 9g. The harness pendant dates to the medieval period; several heraldic pendants of this shape are illustrated by…
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-5FF876

Record ID: WAW-5FF876
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Colchester Two-Piece brooch. The bow head and wings are incorporated together and in plan the bow head is a vertical oval. The reverse of the bow head is concave and has traces of a vertical perforated lug. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The bow head is decorated with ')(' shaped grooves that have traces of blue enamel remaining. Only a fragment of the bow remains, it is oval in section and is narrowed. The break is not too recent. The brooch has a well developed mid grey/green coloured patina. It weighs 4.1g, and measures 13.84mm wide and 16.7m…
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Sunday 31st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-5FDD60

Record ID: WAW-5FDD60
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 missing, but were semi-cylindrical. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. In the centre of the upper edge of the wings there is an integral hook which originally would have supported the chord. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is semi-circular in section. The bow head and bow are undecorated. The bow terminaes with a bulbous foot which has a collar above it. The catchplate is almost complete and solid. The surface of the brooch has an incomplete well developed mid green patina. It measures 57.67mm …
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Sunday 31st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5CCD26

Record ID: SUR-5CCD26
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn fragment comprising the upper part of a plain T-shaped Roman bow brooch with a hinged pin.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-5C7404

Record ID: LEIC-5C7404
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval or early post medieval copper alloy belt mount? 19mm long, 14mm wide and 6mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 1.76grams. It is sub rectangular in form and has a sub rectangular hole in its centre. each side has trilobed decoration and its reverse has two circular sectioned fixing prongs.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-5C3CF6

Record ID: LEIC-5C3CF6
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post medieval lead alloy object, possibly a strap fitting? 30mm long, 19mm wide and 7mm thick. the object is in fair condition and weighs 6.12grams. It is incomplete but consists of a crescent shaped terminal made up of two sheets. This is attached to a narrow neck which then widens out into what may be an oval form. The larger portion has raised linear decoration radiate from teh end of the neck. The crescent shaped section has a circular hole in its centre, suggesting this was holding something in the centre of the two halves?
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5BD8D7

Record ID: SUR-5BD8D7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An D-shaped post medieval buckle with a central bar. the frame has a grooved around its outer edge.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 21st December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5BCC85

Record ID: SUR-5BCC85
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An annular medieval buckle with a central bar and flat back.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-5BCB53

Record ID: LIN-5BCB53
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval open-topped thimble. The thimble is decorated with hand-drilled dots.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5BBD37

Record ID: SUR-5BBD37
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A folding strap clasp. The plain clasp comprises the plate, frame, clasp, bar, and two rivets. There is a single rivet on the plate.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-5BADC1

Record ID: DUR-5BADC1
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Early Medieval polyhedral pin, dating to the 8-9th centuries. The pin head has four main faces, each with a ring-and-dot motif on. They are all facetted at the corners giving the head the polyhedral effect. There is a small moulded collar between the head and the shaft. The shaft is sub-circular in cross-section and is corroded and worn along its length although originally it would have tapered towards the end. The shaft is broken before the end.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-5B6712

Record ID: LEIC-5B6712
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy dress hook, 24mm long, 13mm wide and 4mm thick. the object is in fair condition and weighs 1.77grams. It consists of a hollow semi- sphere which has a hook and a rectangular shaped loop attached at opposite edges. It ssurface is decorated with a raised 'tudor' rose. Reads Class E type 3.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5B4253

Record ID: SUR-5B4253
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The upper part of a Roman bow brooch of Colchester type. Half of the spring and chord also survive. On each outer wing is a simple groove, and the spine is prominent.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-5AC158

Record ID: NCL-5AC158
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead spindle whorl of Medieval date. Both faces have a similar pattern of a six pointed raised star, with twelve raised dots intersecting each line. The perforation in the centre has a diameter of 13.8mm.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-5AB048

Record ID: NCL-5AB048
Object type: RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy ring of Roman date. The ring is circular and unadorned. It is a dark green colour with intermittent brown discolouration.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 16th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-5A8DB3

Record ID: NCL-5A8DB3
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Bronze figurine from the Roman period. The figurine is a seated male that cannot be further identified. The figurine is missing the lower parts of the arms and legs, and all facial features have been worn away. The seated position suggests that he would have been sat on something, possibly a cart or horse. The head is corroded at the back, but low relief suggests hair or a possible cap.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5A8247

Record ID: SUR-5A8247
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token with a capital H
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5A79E4

Record ID: SUR-5A79E4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A poorly cast uniface lead token with a grid of 3/3 lines.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5A6E22

Record ID: SUR-5A6E22
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A thick uniface lead token with sloping sides and a rough cross or grid.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-5A6D70

Record ID: NCL-5A6D70
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy ring key from the Roman period. The bit of the key is present, but the ring is missing. Similar examples can be found in Crummy, N. (1995) 'Colchester Archaeological Report 2: The Roman Small finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-9', 84. The bit of the key is a square shape with 2 clefts and a transverse bar across the clefts.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-5A57F0

Record ID: NCL-5A57F0
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy Ring Key. The bit of the key is present, but it is missing the ring. A similar example can be found in Crummy, N. (1995) 'Colchester Archaeological Report 2: The Roman Small finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-9', 84, fig. 2169. The bit of the key is an S-shaped cleft with a transverse bar across it. Attached to this is a stem.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5A4BA5

Record ID: SUR-5A4BA5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token, apparently dated 1814. HH 1814 (or 1816)
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-5A3534

Record ID: NCL-5A3534
Object type: SPEARHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy spearhead, of possible Bronze age to Roman date. The spearhead is leaf shaped with a raised central rib that is circular in section. It is green in colour. The form best matches spearhead of Bronze Age date (e.g. Moore, C.N., Rowlands, M. (1972) Bronze Age Metalwork in the Salisbury Museum), but all other objects from the field were of Roman date, perhaps indicated a Roman leaf-shaped spearhead.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5A30B4

Record ID: SUR-5A30B4
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One figure-of-eight terminal and two separate attachments from a plain post medieval cast copper alloy spur. Both attachments have a separate rivet. the attachments and the terminal are composed of different alloys. Length of terminal 40.71mm Length of attachment 25.61mm
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-5A1660

Record ID: SUR-5A1660
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A decorative diamond-shaped strap mount. The mount has a central aperture and a pair of diamond-shaped terminals, both with saltires. There are two attachment spikes on the reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-59CA45

Record ID: NCL-59CA45
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy button and loop fastener dating to the Roman period. The head is described as tear drop or petal-shaped with a raised dome in the lobe and matches Wild's type III (Wild 1970). The fastener is green with intermittent brown discolouration. The end of the fastener is broken so that it is missing the loop. The reverse of the button is hollow so that the circular section on the other side forms a bump. Wild, J.P. (1970) Button and loop fasteners in the Roman Provinces, Britannia, vol. 1.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-58A761

Record ID: LEIC-58A761
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, 57mm long, 35mm wide and 4mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 48.9 grams with a 'vessica' shape (pointed oval). The image appears to show St Peter (or Jesus?) flanked by two figures in front of a table or altar. Below them is a figure which may be the devil, carrying a trident. The inscription is worn but parts of it read SIM[....]SANCTI SANCTI[...........]INM[..]M[..] SANCTI. The reverse has a sub semi-spherical handle with a decorative terminal on one end and a suspension hole near the other, near this is a scratched cross, possibl…
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 4th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-482E90

Record ID: LIN-482E90
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy zoomorphic spout dating to the late Medieval period. The spout is from a vessel, either a ewer or a laver (15th - early 16th century). The object is a tubular spout, cast in the form of a dog's head with open mouth and the spout protrudes from the open mouth. It has a downwardly curved, long, pointed neck. The head has a flat-topped nose, prominent brow, and oval ears which protrude slightly above the head. The neck is oval in cross-section. The object has a dark brown patina. See J.M. Lewis "Bronze Aquamaniles and Ewers" (1987, Finds Research Group D…
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-47B422

Record ID: NCL-47B422
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy terminal mount of kinfe or handle of Roman date, c. 43-410. The terminal consists of a standing lion on a flat platform atop a cylindar with a pointed shank on its base. The lion is relatively simple in form, but with clearly indicated eyes, snout, and ears in moulded decoration, and an S-shaped tail with a thickened terminal. The underside of the belly and area between the fore and aft legs are open. There are faint traces on the cylindar of a tinned/silvered surface, though this could also be the result of a high white-metal content exposed through cor…
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-4797F5

Record ID: NCL-4797F5
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy harness pendant of Medieval date, c. 1300-1500. The pendant is cruciform with a suspension loop extending out from the centre of the upper arm. Each arm is circular in section with a globular terminal. A square boss in the centre has raised cross hatching on its face. Flashmarks are visible on the reverse.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-4787E5

Record ID: NCL-4787E5
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy harness pendant of Medieval date, c. 1150-1400. The pendant is shield-shaped in plan with a suspension loop extending out from the centre of the upper edge. The face of the shield has three lions or panthers facing left, defined in relief in copper-alloy. Only the top two are clearly visible, with traces of the bottom one suggesting a third. The field was presumably coloured with enamel, though no traces of this remain. The underside is undecorated.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-4773A4

Record ID: NCL-4773A4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy hooked mount of Medieval date, c. 1200-1500. The mount is an elongated shield-shape in plan with a hooked arm extending out from the centre of the upper edge. The hook has a mildly elaborated terminal. The shield has a bar running diagonally across it from the upper left corner to the lower right edge. There is some damage to the upper left corner. There are two circular perforations, one in the top of the shield and one set near the point at the bottom, this latter which retains its rivet. The mount would have functioned in a suspension capacity, …
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 28th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-475963

Record ID: NCL-475963
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy mount of Post-Medieval date, c. 1600-1700. The mount is oval in plan with moulded decoration in relief, depicting a rider on a horse running left. There are traces of gilding in the crevices of the moulding. The reverse is undecorated and bears a hooked shank at each end.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 28th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-4722C3

Record ID: NCL-4722C3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy anthropomorphic mount from a Medieval vessel, c. 1200-1500. The head retains considerable detail, depicting a woman's face and hair in moulded decoration. The hair is parted diagonally from a peak and falls in waves. At the base of the neck is an incomplete ?hoop, and the top of the head has a square projection with internal partitions. The head is hollow and bears damage to one side.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 28th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-46EE85

Record ID: NCL-46EE85
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy seal matrix of the Medieval period, c. 1200-1450. The matrix is a flat disc missing any perforation or suspension loop. The device is clearly visible, and consists of a field quartered by straight branches or palm leaves in an X-shape. The upper quarter bears a cart wheel, the right quarter a fluer-de-lis; the lower quarter an anchor, and the left quarter a cresent (moon). The inscription reads: *S'RICARDIGVBRATOR. The elements on the device are suggestive of a seal of office rather than a personal or familial seal, and GVBRATOR may be a corrupt or…
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 28th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-46C190

Record ID: NCL-46C190
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap fitting or mount of the late Early Medieval period, c. 1000-1100. The strap mount has a zoomorphic body of a stylized dog or horse face, in which the rounded and slightly upturned snout hold a circular tab with a central perforation. The eyes are indicated by incised pointed ovals with an incised collar just below a pair of pointed ears. From between the ears a hooked shank emerges, the base of which has a swelling and circular perforation. The hook is incomplete, but the curvature of the shank remains to indicate its former presence.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 28th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-467855

Record ID: NCL-467855
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy mount of Post-Medieval date, 1500-1700. The mount is flat and oblong with moulded decoration and a flat, undecorated underside. The rounded end may have originally had a knop, now missing. The opposite end is broken. The decoration consists of raised dots around a quatrefoil/flower, and raised linear decoration. The metal has a high tin content. A circular perforation is centred in the end of the mount.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 28th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-465822

Record ID: NCL-465822
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy swivel of Post-Medieval date, 1600-1900. The swivel is sub-cubical with rounded faces and edges. The bottom face is flat, with two opposed side faces bearing a oval perforation through the swivel. The adjacent, opposing side faces have a central circular perforation. The upper face is the most domed, with a narrow circular perforation. The swivel is well cast in a good quality metal.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 28th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-465355

Record ID: WMID-465355
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Roman bow brooch of Polden Hill type. The brooch is damaged, missing the lower part of the bow and the pin, although the sprung pin mechanism remains in the wings. The wings are open and semi-cylindrical, terminating in pierced circular plates, a characteristic feature of this brooch type. A further characteristic feature, moulded side plates on the bow above the wings, is also present. The front of the bow is decorated with a central rib formed by two linear grooves. To either side of this central rib there are eight decorative lateral ribs. The top of the bow ter…
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-460CD4

Record ID: NCL-460CD4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy mount of early Medieval date, c. 1066-1200. The mount is Romanesque in style, with a scaled beast right surmounting a scroll. The mount is largely complete, but has suffered from corrosion. A circular perforation can be found in the scroll and in the beast, with the rivet remaining in the beast.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-460856

Record ID: LIN-460856
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy glass-centre plate brooch. The brooch is flat, oval and has a raised oval rib around the centre. The central cell would have contained a glass boss but this is now missing. The perimeter is decorated with repeated 'S' shaped motifs; the surface is gilded. There is a pin lug and catchplate on the reverse.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-458428

Record ID: NCL-458428
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Sunderland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy mount of Medieval to Modern date. The mount is circular in plan and D-shaped in section. Approximately 25% of the mount is missing from one side, providing a clear view of the object in section. The face of the convex mount is irregular and appears somewhat facetted, and there is an oblong depression in its centre. The underside indicates it was roughly cast and unfinished, with a thickening of the centre area on the underside. The break appears to have been chopped initially, and then bent to complete the break. The break is old, but the quality of the metal…
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-4525D5

Record ID: NCL-4525D5
Object type: PLAQUE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy religious plaque of Medieval date, c. 1200-1450. The plaque is fragmentary, perhaps representing the corner and may be as much as one-third, one-quarter or one-sixth of the full plaque, though this is only guesswork and the original may have been larger. In plan, it is sub-rectangular with inscribed decoration on its face. The reverse is undecorated, but bears traces of tinning/silvering and soldering. The upper edge is slightly offset, and damage at the corner may indicate a perforation for a rivet/tack. The left and lower edges have some damage, but th…
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-44F4E7

Record ID: NCL-44F4E7
Object type: COSMETIC PESTLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy cosmetic pestle from a crescentic mortar and pestle set of the Roman period, c. 100-300. The pestle is incomplete, missing its endloop. In section, the pestle is circular, and in profile it is crescentic, with one end thicker and slightly rounder than its opposite, thinner and longer end. It is this thinner and longer end where there appears to be an abraded break, probably from the missing endloop.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-42D526

Record ID: NCL-42D526
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Anglo-Saxon small-long brooch of the Early Medieval period, 5th-6th century in date. The brooch is incomplete, with only the head and bow remaining. The headplate is incomplete, but is of a form seen in numerous examples in MacGregor and Bolick (1993, 135-137), with a sub-square plate with circular perforations near the upper outer corners. The side edges of the headplate are worn, but there is no evidence of notching along the lower edge. Stamped linear decoration is found running vertically set 3mm in from the side edges. The decoration consists of small re…
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-4200F4

Record ID: NCL-4200F4
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap fitting of the Post-Medieval period, 16th-17th century. The strap fitting is a florid shield-shape with two hooked-shanks on the reverse. The shields has slightly concave sides and the upper edge has been elaborated by three lobes separated by a thinner collar in higher relief than the rest of the shield's face. The face has a slightly raised central spine running vertically, and this face may have originally been paninted or taken some other decoration, though there is no evidence for any remaining. The reverse is undecorated.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-41E2D2

Record ID: NCL-41E2D2
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy harness fitting of the Medieval period, late 13th-15th century. The harness fitting is shield-shaped with a rectangular loop projecting perpendicularly from the reverse. This loop has a circular shank (perhaps for a swivel) on the centre of its length. The face of the shield retains some red enamel in its heraldic devices, notably in the upward pointing chevron across its centre and in the three unidentifiable symbols, one placed at each corner of the shield. See also Clark 2004, 51-52.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-41B084

Record ID: NCL-41B084
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead zoomorphic weight of the Medieval period, c. 1200-1500. The weight is solid and takes the form of a dog/hound or a sheep laying to the left, with a raised head facing on an undecorated base. There are two small cylindrical sockets for inset eyes. The head is triangular with one hanging ear remaining. Wear and corrosion obscures exact identification of the animal. The reverse is flat and undecorated.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-368A93

Record ID: WAW-368A93
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead steelyard weight. It is sub-circular in plan with a portion of the edge having two flat, obliquely angled edges. In profile the weight is rectangular with rounded edges. The upper surface has a central irregular indention with iron protruding from either side. This iron would have been originally a loop. The surface has linear grooves across the surface which is probably created through use. The surface of the lead is oxidised with a white/cream coloured surface. It weighs 806g and measures 60.51mm in length, 60.74mm wide and 37.19mm thick. diameter. The weight is …
Created on: Monday 11th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-35A062

Record ID: WAW-35A062
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy palstave. The portion which remains is the butt of the palstave. The butt is a sub-trapezoid in plan, with one broken edge which is not too recent a break. The section is a rectangle with slight lips at each corner forming an almost 'I' section. In profile the butt is triangular, thereby tapering to a blunt edge at the terminal. On one side face the casting seam is partially visible. The fragment is in fair condition with an incomplete shiny dark brown patina. It measures 21.1mm long, 24.65mm wide and 7.29mm thick. It weighs 12.3g. The fragment is probab…
Created on: Monday 11th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 22nd July 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of YORYM-32C5F3

Record ID: YORYM-32C5F3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead weight of early-medieval date, circa 600-1100. The weight is rectangular in plan, with chamfered edges. The upper surface is decorated with six stamped ring and dot motifs, on two rows. No other decoration is evident. The lead is badly corroded.
Created on: Monday 11th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 11th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of YORYM-3298D1

Record ID: YORYM-3298D1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy tongue shaped strap end, dating to circa 900-1100. This strap end falls under the Thomas Classification - Class E. The strap end is formed from two plates of copper alloy riveted together at the open end via two surviving copper alloy rivets. The front surface of the front plate is decorated with a vertical raised ridge which runs from top to bottom, it has two notches cut out of it near to the rounded terminal. No other decoration is evident.
Created on: Monday 11th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th March 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-2F3223

Record ID: WMID-2F3223
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Romano-British brooch of zoomorphic type. The brooch is in the form of a bird, possibly a pigeon or a dove, which is depicted in the round, with the body and head projecting from a flat base which conceals the hinged pin and catchplate (both intact). The bird's head is damaged, making identification of the species a little difficult. Below the head there are two ridged collars. The bird's closed wings are depicted with linear grooves and fine incised lines running along the back of the bird. The tail of the bird fans out at the rear. Traces of silvering remain on t…
Created on: Monday 11th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 11th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-2E4175

Record ID: KENT-2E4175
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An fragment cast copper alloy purse bar. It is cylindrical and has a narrow circular cros section. One end appears to have an old break, and the other appears to be complete. At the terminal end is a small flange with a single sewing hole. The upper side (opposite to the hole) is decorated with 3 horizontal linear grooves, and one chevron. A similar example can be found in Read Metal Artefacts of Antiquity p128 no 917. It is likely to date to the 15th century. 32.1mm x 5.76mm 5.9g
Created on: Monday 11th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-2E3F57

Record ID: KENT-2E3F57
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast Lead alloy object. It is a tapering cylinder of solid lead, with a globular head that appears to have suffered damage and no longer be complete. The base is slightly convex, and looks to be intact. This could be a small weight, or a part of a toy or model, but it is not easily recognizable. 27.99mm x 8.76mm 14.4g
Created on: Monday 11th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-2E3CF1

Record ID: KENT-2E3CF1
Object type: FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy stud or mount. Possibly from a piece of furniture. It has a break both on the bottom and the top. It is cuboid, slightly tapering towards the top. It appears that is would have been attached to something, and would have had a further piece on the top. A comparison could not be found. 15.40mm x 18.40mm x 14.49mm 21.00g
Created on: Monday 11th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of IOW-2CEFC1

Record ID: IOW-2CEFC1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-Medieval cast copper-alloy hooked mount (c. 1650-c. 1800). The mount is sub-circular in plan with a projecting incomplete hook. The sub-circular part, 53.1mm in diameter, is convex at the front and concave at the rear. On the front it is denticulated at the edge and there is a raised plain circular dome, 13.1mm in diameter, at the centre. Between the dome and the edge there are four evenly spaced circular openwork features of about 11.0mm in diameter. Each feature has an integral bisecting flat 'bar' that is about 1.6mm in width. The upper part of the flat hook has two semi-cir…
Created on: Monday 11th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F346F6

Record ID: LIN-F346F6
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Upper part of a late Medieval Stirrup; the strap bar, strap bar cover and small stubs of the sides survive; the rest is lost to old breaks.The front (strap cover) is trapezoid, narrowed at the top than bottom. It is decorated with transverse grooves at the top, and further grooves at the base. A narrow strap bar runs behind forming a rectangular opening. The arms located at either side are incomplete. Similar stirrups, in both copper-alloy and iron, have been found in excavations in London. Clark suggests a 14th century date for the group (1995; pp. 71). A very similar example c…
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F32FB7

Record ID: LIN-F32FB7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
'U' shaped arm from a cast copper-alloy medieval 'locking buckle'. The arm would have attached to the pin bar. The arm is oval in cross-section at the bend and then tapers to a circular sectioned shank. The terminal has a solid bulbous knop. Such buckles are well attested in the literature; recent published examples can be found illustrated in Egan (2005, 37-38; refs. 116, 117), which includes a reconstruction drawing. See also HAMP-9CF8A6 (this database) for a more complete example.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F30A32

Record ID: DUR-F30A32
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy vessel, Post Medieval, 17-18th century in date. Possibly the rim fragment from a copper alloy vessel such as a cauldron or posnet. It is broken on all edges and is curved in two places giving almost an S-shaped side view.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: LIN-F30811
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A forked spacer from a composite strap end. The spacer has an oval loop with an acorn knop at one end and two incomplete arms at the other.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F2FF00

Record ID: LIN-F2FF00
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Roman copper alloy One-Piece Colchester brooch. The brooch has rectangular wings and an incomplete spring. The bow is comma shaped in profile and oval in cross-section.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F2EC65

Record ID: DUR-F2EC65
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Post Medieval shoe buckle, 18/19th century in date. It is rectangular in plan and double-looped, the strap bar being attached as a separate spindle in the centre. The pin is formed from a piece of sheet metal wrapped around the strap bar with a triangular point meeting the outer edge of the frame.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F2DE61

Record ID: DUR-F2DE61
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Post Medieval buckle. A single looped buckle, it is sub-rectangular in plan with an extension on the outer bar. The strap bar is narrowed and the frame extends past it slightly. The extension on the outer bar is sub-triangular in plan with a rounded terminal.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F2D196

Record ID: DUR-F2D196
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Medieval spindle whorl dating to c.1200-1500. It is circular in plan with a central circular perforation (diameter of 11.31mm). It is biconical and has cast decoration on both sides. This takes the form of raised lines radiating from the central hole to the outer edge, splitting the surface into 10 sections. Each of these then has three circular dots inside.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F2BF27

Record ID: DUR-F2BF27
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible lead weight or pendant Measures 35.37mm x 33.37mm
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd April 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F270F7

Record ID: LIN-F270F7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Roman copper alloy Headstud brooch. The brooch has rectangular wings with a cylindrical wing cover behind it. The pin is intact but incomplete. There is a suspension loop above. The bow is comma shaped in profile and rectangular in cross-section.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F266E7

Record ID: LIN-F266E7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A band of sheet copper alloy, worn and with no obvious decoration. Possibly a crude Roman finger ring or ferrule.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F25660

Record ID: LIN-F25660
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Foot from a copper-alloy Colchester brooch. The bow is comma shaped in profile, D-shaped in cross-section and has a catchplate on the reverse.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F24D05

Record ID: LIN-F24D05
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silvered copper alloy strap mount. The mount is in the form of two pointed ovals. The body is hollow, domed and has two hooks on the reverse.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F241A3

Record ID: LIN-F241A3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman finger ring. The ring has a tall oval bezel containing the remains of blue glass or enamel. The hoop is incomplete.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F23916

Record ID: LIN-F23916
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Roman T-shaped brooch. The brooch has cylindrical wings incross-section. The pin is intact. The bow is D-shaped in cross-section and decorated with three rectangular cells. The enamel is missing.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F22F40

Record ID: LIN-F22F40
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent copper alloy strap end, Thomas Type A dating to the late Saxon period. The strap end is tongue shaped and now bent at a right angle. The terminal is in the form of an animal head with large ears, eyes and snout. The body contains a rectangular panel with unclear decoration. There are two holes at the attachment end.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F22361

Record ID: LIN-F22361
Object type: PURSE FRAME
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete medieval copper alloy purse frame. The frame is 'L' shaped in cross-section and is decorated with double-lines of criss-crosses.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F21592

Record ID: LIN-F21592
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval lead weight or gaming piece. The object is circular, flat and decorated on the front with a moulded long cross with a pellet in each angle.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F20A31

Record ID: LIN-F20A31
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy hooked tag. The body is circular openwork and divided into quarters. The perimeter is formed by crescents. The loop is rectangular. The hook is incomplete.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F1CD33

Record ID: LIN-F1CD33
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy hooked tag. The is in the form of an openwork knot. The loop is rectangular. The hook is incomplete.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F1C1D6

Record ID: DUR-F1C1D6
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy 17/18th century button. It is domed and has concentric circles on the front as decoration. The loop on the reverse has broken.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F1C0E1

Record ID: LIN-F1C0E1
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper-alloy unidentified object. The object has an elongated bar, D-shaped in cross-section and broken at one end. The unbroken end meets a pronounced transverse moulding which forms the start of a curved intersection.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F1B167

Record ID: LIN-F1B167
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Early Medieval/early Medieval mount. The mount was recorded in an unclean state as shown in the image. The mount appears to be in the form of a facing animal head, perhaps a bear. There are two large ears at the top; the bear has two large eyes and snout. Below is a slender 'body' and two arms that appear to be held up as if he is holding the side of his head with his hands. There is a large knop in the centre of the body near the base, perhaps representing a belly-button. The mount is broken below this across what appears to be two open circles. The mount has a reddish patina.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-F1A667

Record ID: SWYOR-F1A667
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy statuette of a draped female, very probably dating from the late post-medieval or early modern period, 1700-1900. The figurine is of a draped, dancing female. She wears a long, sleeveless dress and her hair is tied up into a knot at the nape of her neck and another at the top of her forehead. The figurine is hollow-cast and almost complete, missing only the lower part of the legs and the ends of the arms. A very close, possibly identical, figurine may be found on the database at reference LANCUM-750F74. It is 69.9mm long, 32.2mm wide and 19mm thick. It weighs 71.65gm.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F18981

Record ID: LIN-F18981
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete oval frame of copper-alloy, Late Iron Age to early Roman terret. The hoop is oval in cross-section and has a moulded stop ridge, after which the bar is narrowed.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Sunday 5th October 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F17E91

Record ID: LIN-F17E91
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy strap mount. The mount is triangular, slightly domed and decorated with an incised triangle on the surface. There are two hooks on the reverse.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F17B14

Record ID: DUR-F17B14
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probably a core of a plated denarius, copying Lucius Verus (161-9), PROV DEOR TR P II COS II, Providentia standing left, Rome, 161-2. RIC III, c.f. 482.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-F17373

Record ID: LIN-F17373
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete early Roman copper-alloy Trumpet brooch. The brooch has a convex oval head with an incomplete loop at the top. The bow is D-shaped in cross-section and broken shortly after it leaves the head.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-F104C1

Record ID: SWYOR-F104C1
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The hook section of a cast, copper alloy Anglo-Saxon sleeve or wrist clasp, probably dating from 500 - 800AD. It is rectangular in shape with a shallow notch near each end of the long sides, giving the ends a slightly flared appearance. The edge with sewing holes also has two V-shaped notches towards the centre. There is a moulded design, separated into three parts by two shallow transverse grooves: the central part is rectangular; the outer portions of the design are too worn to be deciphered but appear to have once been animal heads. The side with two sewing holes in it, near the V …
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th July 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-F073B4

Record ID: SWYOR-F073B4
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy strap end, probably dating from 1270-1350AD. It consists of two plates of narrow copper alloy sheet separated by a thicker sheet spacer. The upper sheet is decorated with four shallowly engraved roundels, each roundel being connected to its neighbours by a pair of shallow grooves, one at each edge of the sheet. Each roundel is marked with a cross of five circular pits. There is one copper alloy rivet half way along the body of the spacer; this remains in place. It was probably positioned before the design was engraved as the second roundel overlaps it. The attachm…
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EF7811

Record ID: LIN-EF7811
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silvered copper alloy Hod Hill brooch dating to the early Roman period. The head is rolled over and contains an axis bar for a hinged pin. The pin is intact but missing its tip. The bow is triangular in plan with a rib down the centre forming two panels. The panels are slightly arched so that the central rib forms an apex. There is a reel below the bow. The foot is triangular in plan, flat and has a reeled foot at the base. There is a catchplate on the reverse.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EF5BC5

Record ID: LIN-EF5BC5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy T-shaped brooch dating to the early Roman period. The brooch has semi-cylindrical wings in cross-section and a chunky arched bow. The foot is rectangular in plan and has a moulded rib running down the centre. There is a catchplate on the reverse.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EF4F02

Record ID: LIN-EF4F02
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a post-medieval chafing dish. The part is probably from the handle. The fragment is flat, triangular in plan and has a circular hole in the centre.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EF36B4

Record ID: LIN-EF36B4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a post-medieval buckle frame. The frame is rectangular in plan and in cross-section and decorated with ring and dot motifs along one side. The corners are faceted.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-EF20F3

Record ID: SWYOR-EF20F3
Object type: CHATELAINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an enamelled, cast copper alloy Roman stud or mount, probably a chatelaine dating from 100-200AD. The mount is semicircular with two projecting knops on the outer edge, and two areas of damage at the ends of the straight edge. These probably formed lobes that supported each end of the bar from which toilet articles would hang. The design consists of four enamelled panels separated by raised ridges of metal. There is a semi-circular cell which follows the circumference of the stud: this held blue enamel. Inside this are two circular cells filled with red enamel; the remai…
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EF17C0

Record ID: LIN-EF17C0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Foot from a Roman bow and fantail brooch. The foot is triangular in plan, flat and decorated with a triskele motif. The surrounding field is recessed to take enamel however none survives. There is a catchplate on the reverse.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EEFDD5

Record ID: LIN-EEFDD5
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy composite strap end. The strap end is formed by two Semi-circular sheets of copper alloy riveted together either side of a spacer. There are two copper alloy rivets at the attachment end.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EEDBD2

Record ID: LIN-EEDBD2
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy hooked tag. Only the body survives which is triangular, flat and openwork. There are two circular holes on either side with a V-shaped moulding in the centre with pellets above.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EECFA7

Record ID: LIN-EECFA7
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete medieval copper alloy horse harness pendant. The pendant was probably circular but is now broken and bent. There is a small hinge loop at the top.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EEC6D2

Record ID: LIN-EEC6D2
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy horse harness pendant and hanger. The hanger is flat, rectangular and has a hole in each corner. The surface is gilded. The pendant is also flat, rectangular and has a domed-headed copper alloy rivet through the centre. The surface is gilded and decorated with worn diagonal grooves.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EEB632

Record ID: LIN-EEB632
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy halfpenny token of the city of Lincoln. The token is octagonal. Obv. Lincolne.Citty.Halfe.Peny.Changed.by.the.maior.1669. Rev. City arms.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EEA7D7

Record ID: LIN-EEA7D7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy spur buckle. The frame is rectangular and an integral rectangular plate extends from the bar. The pin is missing.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EE3406

Record ID: LIN-EE3406
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy hooked tag dating to the late medieval or early post-medieval period. The body is circular, domed and decorated with a moulded pellet in the centre and six further pellets around it, resembling a flower head. There is a loop above; the hook is missing.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: LIN-EE1E75
Object type: FOB
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval fob seal. The seal has a faceted tapering shank with an incomplete loop at the top. The seal face is oval and decorated with hatching.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EE1025

Record ID: LIN-EE1025
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy small-long brooch dating to the Anglo-Saxon period. The head is flat, crescentric and has two lugs on the reverse to hold a spring. The head is worn and there is feint ring and dot motifs around the perimeter. The bow is short, arched and broken at the base.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EE0413

Record ID: LIN-EE0413
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy two-piece Colchester brooch. The wings are rectangular, flat and incomplete. The spring is also incomplete. The bow is comma shaped in profile and oval in cross-section, tapering to the foot. The catchplate is openwork and incomplete.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EDF1A2

Record ID: LIN-EDF1A2
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy hooked tag dating to the late medieval/early post-medieval period. The dress hook has a rectangular body with two moulded scroll-shaped terminals. A rectangular loop is located above. The hook is incomplete.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-EDE557

Record ID: LIN-EDE557
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy hooked tag dating to the late medieval/early post-medieval period. The dress hook has a circular body with moulded ribs representing a flower head. A complete loop is located above. The hook is complete.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: LIN-DE7C42
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Roman copper alloy hinged dolphin brooch. The brooch has cylindrical wings in cross-section. The pin is missing. The bow is oval in cross-section and tapers to the foot.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DE6030

Record ID: LIN-DE6030
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Roman copper alloy hinged dolphin brooch. The brooch has cylindrical wings in cross-section containing an axis bar for a hinged pin. The pin is intact. The bow is D-shaped in cross-section and tapers to the break.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DE5223

Record ID: LIN-DE5223
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plano convex circular weight. The weight is worn and decorated with a perimeter of moulded pellets. The object might be gaming piece.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DE4117

Record ID: LIN-DE4117
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Roman copper alloy trumpet brooch. The brooch has a convex oval head and a broken chain loop above. The bow is comma shaped in profile, incomplete and ribbed.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-DE3572

Record ID: SUR-DE3572
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small fragment comprising one end of a harness or bridle link of 11th or 12th century date..
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DE34B8

Record ID: LIN-DE34B8
Object type: CHAPE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval chape made from a rolled sheet of copper alloy. The chape has two holes at the top. The chape is conical.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DE17A4

Record ID: LIN-DE17A4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman enamelled copper-alloy umbonate brooch. The brooch is circular with ten lugs around the perimeter. The brooch is decorated with an outer band of blue enamel and an inner band of green enamel separated by a band of reserve metal. The field within the inner circle is recessed and missing its setting/enamel. The surface has been tinned or silvered. There is a catchplate and spring-lug on the reverse
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-DE08F6

Record ID: SUR-DE08F6
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The bowl of a spoon, probably of trifid handle form. The stamp within the bowl appears to show a bird above the letters IT.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DD9E66

Record ID: LIN-DD9E66
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular copper alloy mount, possibly a furniture mount. The mount is decorated with moulded ribs radiating from a central knop. The reverse is undecorated and irregular.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DD9166

Record ID: LIN-DD9166
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy bird brooch dating to the early Roman period. The brooch is in the form of a bird in flight with wings outstretched. The wings are slender and recessed to take enamel. The back of the bird has a moulded triangular panel decorated with incised hatches. The tail is flared and has two recessed panels to take enamel but none now remains. The head is missing. Catchplate and lug on reverse.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DD6555

Record ID: LIN-DD6555
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Foot from an early Roman Colchester brooch. The bow is D-shaped in cross-section and has a catchplate on the reverse.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-DD6331

Record ID: SUR-DD6331
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token showing a cross with a pellet in each angle
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DD4390

Record ID: LIN-DD4390
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy unidentified object. The object has a flat rectangular body with a small incomplete loop at one end now resembling a hook. The object might be a strap end.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-DD3894

Record ID: KENT-DD3894
Object type: CHAPE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy Post Medieval lace chape or aglet. It is cylindrical, and has been flattened at one end. It is made of 2 sheets of copper alloy rolled up, the ends of which do not over lap. there is a small hole at the tope which features on both sides, where the chape would have been sown onto the lace. It is decorated with a band at the top and bottom consisting of 4 lines encasing a row of diamonds. in the center at the back is a floral leaf pattern, and the front has a flower (sunflower looking) with a possibly crown in the center. Or it could be a face! Th…
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-DD14A2

Record ID: SUR-DD14A2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval bar mount from a belt. The mount has a large central hole and a small attachment rivet at each end.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DD04D4

Record ID: LIN-DD04D4
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy dagger chape. The chape is half-rounded and in the form of a scallop shell with an openwork trefoil neck.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th May 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DCFA16

Record ID: LIN-DCFA16
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy ?ferrule decorated with vertical bands of pellets. The object is made from sheet copper alloy and may be a chape.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DCEF15

Record ID: LIN-DCEF15
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A17th century cast trade weight, probably of Charles I or Charles II (1625-49 or 1660-85).
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-DCEAB5

Record ID: SUR-DCEAB5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular plano-convex half-pound plain lead trade weight with tapering sides.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 21st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DCD696

Record ID: LIN-DCD696
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sprung dolphin or Polden Hill brooch. The brooch has semi-cylindrical wings in cross-section; the spring is missing. There is a rearward hook in the centre of the reverse of the wings. The bow is comma shaped in profile and triangular in cross-section, tapering to the foot. The catchplate is intact.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-DCCD47

Record ID: HAMP-DCCD47
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy awl or tracer of possible Bronze Age date. The artefact has a thin body with square cross-section that tapers to a point at one end. At the other the 'tang' narrows to a rectangular cross-section. Such construction is typical of prehistoric awls which are thought to date from the late Bronze Age. The object has a variable mid/dark-green patina with some striations through corrosion.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DCC792

Record ID: LIN-DCC792
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn post-medieval lead cloth seal. The seal is circular and has a damaged perimeter. One side depicts a large letter V. The other side depicts an incised line across the centre with perhaps [ ]X[ ] below.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DCBD42

Record ID: LIN-DCBD42
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn post-medieval lead cloth seal. The seal is circular and has a damaged perimeter. One side depicts a shield with perhaps a large letter V over a small G or C. The other side depicts a short cross with perhaps [ ]WIL[ ] around it.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DCAEA8

Record ID: LIN-DCAEA8
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy hooked tag. The tag has an openwork floral head with complete hook and tag.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 11th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-DC9DA3

Record ID: HAMP-DC9DA3
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a bladed object, possibly a rapier of Middle Bronze Age date. The object consists of the abraded blade tip, that tapers to a rounded point. All of the edges have been abraded and broken to a greater or lesser extent. The break is broadly straight. The edges of the blade are bevelled while a central section is flat; the cross-section at the break has the appearance of an elongated hexagon. Where it survives the metal has a dark-brown patina; underlying this it is a corroded mid-green colour. One surface has been iron stained.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DC8263

Record ID: LIN-DC8263
Object type: FOB
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gem-set intaglio from a Georgian fob seal. The gem is green coloured and is set into a rectangular silver setting. A large male head is cut into the intaglio resembling a Greek philosopher. The head is bald, beaded and faces right as seen on the gem.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 11th November 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DC6BC4

Record ID: LIN-DC6BC4
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One arm from a pair of Roman tweezers. The arm has a twisted decoration and a flat, flared nib.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DC6062

Record ID: LIN-DC6062
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable coin weight. The weight is flat, square and decorated with five punched circles on each side. Also on each side is a punched rectangle containing an unclear motif.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-DC1CB4

Record ID: KENT-DC1CB4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Medieval brooch dating. It has a part of a circular annular hoop, which has a circular cross section. There is a protrusion from what presumably would have been the top, that is possibly zoomorphic in shape. It looks as though it is in the shape of an animals head, and there are two small indentations on either side, possibly eyes. There is one protrusion on the top of the 'head' that is a curled strip of copper alloy. There would have been two, and these possibly would have been ears. It is possible that these would have been some form of attachment…
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DBE507

Record ID: LIN-DBE507
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy finger ring dating to the Roman period. The ring is of Henig Type VIII and has hunched triangule shoulders and a small circular bezel.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-DBD1E1

Record ID: KENT-DBD1E1
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy Post Medieval crotal bell. The bell was cast in 2 pieces and soldered together around the pea, which is still inside. There is an integral suspension loop . There is a ridge around the girth of the bell, where the two halves were soldered together. There is verticle linear decoration on the lower half of the bell. This is likely to date to the 14th/15th century. Examples can be seen in Egan, Dress Accessories. 32.49mm x 26.21mm 25.1g
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-DBBDE2

Record ID: LIN-DBBDE2
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy unidentified object. The object has a rectangular shank at the top with an incomplete rectangular frame below. The frame probably formed a loop, which would inply that the object was a swivel mechanism. Part of the frame is decorated with silvering or tinning.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-DA96B7

Record ID: HAMP-DA96B7
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, bent downwards slightly. The loop's outer edge is slightly angular. The loop is bevelled externally; the lower surface is flat. At both ends of the pin bar is a knopped protrusion flattened at the ends; the corroded iron pin is broken, with only vestiges surviving beyond the loop. The pin bar has been fractured below the pin. The object now has a variable dark-red/brown colour with patches of light-gree…
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-DA2E87

Record ID: KENT-DA2E87
Object type: WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead printing block. It is a thick rectangular piece of lead. On one side there is a vertcle linear dividing line, with text on either side.The letters and the whole words are in reverse, showing this was used to print text onto paper. This is most obvious with the word 'have' about half way down.When printed into plasticine, the words 'payers have' can clearly be read. It is not possible to date this precisely, as they started to use lead printing blocks in the 15th century, up to recent history. Lead printing blocks were first developed alongside the mo…
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 11th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-DA2605

Record ID: HAMP-DA2605
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and corroded post-medieval cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle. It is formed of two oval loops such that the sides in curve. The frame is bevelled both externally and internally on its upper surface; the latter is far steeper. The lower surface is flat. The buckle has a narrow pin bar with a triangular cross section; the pin is truncated, but the remnant tapers to a point; it has been bent round on itself. The buckle has corroded to a mid red/brown colour with traces of light-green corrosion product in places. One of the loops has been bent upwards slightly in profile, more …
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-D9C4B3

Record ID: HAMP-D9C4B3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly corroded, incomplete cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame of post-medieval date. The frame is formed of a pair of ovals which incurve towards the pin bar. The upper surface of the artefact is bevelled; the lower surface mirrors this with its shallow internal bevelling. Viewed in profile one can see that one loop has been bent upwards at an angle of around 30 degrees. The bar has a trapezoidal cross-section; the pin itself is missing. The upper surface is possibly decorated with a moulded vine scroll ornament cast within a sunken field. There is a design of perhaps a…
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-D98F22

Record ID: KENT-D98F22
Object type: ROWEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Post Medieval spur rowel. It is a star rowel with 5 fleur de lis points. One of the points is incomplete. It is flat. there is the remains of iron corrosion in the center, likely to be from the rivet which held it in place.This item can be seen in Read Metal Artefacts of Antiquity p61 no 516. It dates to the 17th century. 41.38mm x 3.47mm 8.4g
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 11th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-D93F03

Record ID: KENT-D93F03
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy Medieval harness pendant. it is quatrefoil, flat with a small circular suspension loop. The front is decorated with enamel; ther are 4 flowers with 5 petals in each foil, and a central blue flower which has worn away. there is a small aera of silvering, but it is not clear how it fitted into the pattern. The pendant is quite corroded and worn. It is likely to date to the 13th or 14th century. 27.47mm x 17.37mm x 2.29mm 4.31g
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 11th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-D930D1

Record ID: HAMP-D930D1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly corroded single-looped sub-rectangular buckle of post-medieval date. The strap bar is narrowed and recessed; the pin is missing. The buckle is bevelled externally on its upper face and internally on the lower. The outer edge is slightly incurved and features a central, projecting ovoid knop defined on either side by diagonal incisions. Some of the underlying metal shows through the mainly brown patina in places. There is off-white and light-green corrosion product on the lower surface in particular. Around the pin bar is orange corrosion product suggesting that the pin may…
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-CCBB37

Record ID: WAW-CCBB37
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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 striations and slight pitting, whereas the interior has a smoother shiny surface which is still slightly pitted. The fragment measures 34.09mm wide across the rim and 35.47mm long from the rim to the lower edge. It weighs 32.9g. The shape of the rim suggests this was prob…
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-CCA586

Record ID: WAW-CCA586
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy cooking vessel rim. The rim is sub-'D' shape in section with the straight edge forming the extterior of the wall. The rim is also falred outwards slightly. 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 still visible. The fragment measures 31.63mm wide across the rim and 18.76mm long from the rim to the lower edge. It weighs 10g. The shape of the rim suggests this was probably a type of cooking vessel. It…
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-CC91F6

Record ID: WAW-CC91F6
Object type: CANDLESTICK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy branched double socket candlestick. Only one portion of the candlestick remains, and this is the branches, not the base, column or sockets. The branch has a central cylinder which tapers slightly. This cylinder originally would have been fixed to the vertical column. The cylinder is undecorated. Two integral symmetrical arms lead from the upper edge of the cylinder forming a sub 'Y' shape. The arms splay outwards, but they do have a c. 90 ° angle, with the arm then curving to lead to a horizontal portion. Each arm terminates with a broken edge. The arms are…
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-C8EF86

Record ID: SUR-C8EF86
Object type: SCABBARD FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A triangular sheet metal scabbard terminal or chape. The chape has a pair of attachment holes in its upper edge; the lower edge is damaged. About 20mm from the upper edge is a band of encircling grooves.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-C8C4A7

Record ID: SUR-C8C4A7
Object type: PADLOCK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large part of a medieval cast copper alloy padlock case; the bar which ran parallel to the case is missing but the pierced joining strip survives. At one end a fragment of the copper alloy key projects; the opposite end is divided by a septum and is filled with iron. The terminal of an iron spring is visible. The lower face of the case is decorated with sinuous lines of opposed punched triangles.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C8BAB3

Record ID: LIN-C8BAB3
Object type: TOBACCO HOLDER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead handle from a tobacco box. The handle is in the form of an African male head modelled in the round. 18th century. Other similar handles are recorded on the database - DENO-40DCB5, DENO-56F3B7, KENT5054.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C8A876

Record ID: LIN-C8A876
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy Post Medieval toy cannon. The cannon is circular in profile, slightly wider at the terminal end. there is a small globular knop protruding from the terminal. There is a small circular hole at one end, possibly where a cannon would have been lit. there are 4 concentric circles around the main barrel of the cannon. The diameter of the cannon widens towards the muzzle. there are two trunnions which protrude from the center of the barrel, and would have been where the cannon would have rested on a carriage. The toy is in good condition. This cannon …
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C87703

Record ID: LIN-C87703
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead object, probably a Post Medieval lead alloy cloth alnage seal dating 1707-1714. The object is oval, flat and has an incomplete perimeter. This is probably one disc from a two-disc cloth seal. One side is decorated with a Shield with arms of post 1707-Union Britain, Garter with motto [HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y] PENSE around. A very similar seal is illustrated in Egan (1994:75 no. 196), and another is recorded on the PAS database as LON-5E1AD2. Egan (1994:74-5) writes: "Large Seals with the National Arms. A series of these seals which are integ…
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 11th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-C85FF7

Record ID: PUBLIC-C85FF7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval cast copper alloy circular mount. It is circular in shape and mostly flat, although it is very slightly convex. It has two integral rivets on the reverse. It has an engraved floral design on the front. The flower is encircled by a roped circle; the flower has five petals, within which are two pellets. The base of all the petals are connected by a circle, within which is another concentric circle; in the very centre is a large pellet. The whole mount was gilded, most of which on the fron survives, but only a little remains on the reverse. The object is comple…
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C85357

Record ID: LIN-C85357
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragmentary rapier of Middle Bronze Age date. The object consists of the butt end and the blade which is broken. The attachment end is slightly curved and in each corner is a rivet hole; one of the holes still contains a flat-headed copper-alloy rivet. The attachment end is abraded one of the holes is incomplete. Below it expands, with stepped shoulders, to the widest point. Beyond the blade narrows gradually, still narrowing at the break, though increasingly less steeply. The edges of the blade are bevelled on both sides; the cross-section at the break has the appearance of an oval…
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C82A87

Record ID: LIN-C82A87
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy English Jetton, 'sterling type'. Obv. Crowned bust facing Rev. Short cross moline, pellets in perimeter.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C81F77

Record ID: LIN-C81F77
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Colchester brooch. The brooch has semi-cylindrical wings in cross-section. The spring is external and has a rearward hook. The bow is comma shaped in profile and D-shaped in cross-section.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 19th January 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-C7E5B0

Record ID: SUR-C7E5B0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval oval buckle frame with a pin seating hollow, a narrow offset bar and a flat section wire pin. The upper part of the plain sheet metal plate survives; it has one rivet and a slightly forked terminal.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C78163

Record ID: LIN-C78163
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hinged dolphin brooch dating to the Roman period. The brooch has cylindrical wings in cross-section containing an axis bar. The hinged pin is broken shortly after it leaves the head. The bow is comma shaped in profile and triangular in cross-section, tapering to the foot. Catchplate intact.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C772D0

Record ID: LIN-C772D0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead cloth seal. The seal is circlur, broken and has a tab at one end. One surface is decorated with two quartered circles and the numbers 8 8 above them.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C74AE3

Record ID: LIN-C74AE3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete unidentified object. The object is plano-convex, pelta-shaped and has an incomplete shank at one end.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C73478

Record ID: LIN-C73478
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An enamelled late Iron Age or Roman mount or fastener. The mount has an openwork circular frame with three spokes (though the holes were filled with mud at the time of recording). The head is flat. The surface of the circular frame is decorated with swirls of reserved metal making the object appear as if it is turning. The cells between are filled with a brown/yellow enamel. A large triskele with circular terminals to each arm is located in the centre. The triskele and the surrounding field are filled with enamel however dirt obscures the colour. There is an incomplete circular shank…
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C71E83

Record ID: LIN-C71E83
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A enamelled Roman stud or mount. The mount has a flat circular head with flat-headed shank on the reverse. The head is decorated with a inner circle of reserve metal. The central cell is empty. The surrounding field is filled with green enamel and decorated with eight black circular pellets.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C71272

Record ID: LIN-C71272
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman Aesica brooch. The brooch has cylindrical wings in cross-section. The pin is missing. The bow is comma shaped and has a moulded crest down the centre. The foot is flat and triangular. There is a rope-like perimeter on the bow and foot.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C70452

Record ID: LIN-C70452
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman headstud brooch. The brooch has rectangular wings with a cylindrical wing cover behind it. There is a moulded circular headstud on the top of the bow. The bow is comma shaped in profile and tapers to the foot. The pin is missing.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-C6F485

Record ID: LIN-C6F485
Object type: CANDLE SNUFFER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy candle snuffer. The object is conical and decorated with six bands of grooves. There are two holes at the opening. The bar is broken.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-C6A7C3

Record ID: SUR-C6A7C3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy mount from a sword belt set. The mount, which has vineleaf decoration, has a trefoil terminal and the remains of a black surface deposit. The single attachment hole appears to suggest this may have been a pendant but this is unclear.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-C65892

Record ID: KENT-C65892
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a large rectangular buckle with moulded decoration. Possible early 18th century. Length of 27.2mm, width of 11.6mm, thickness of 4.3mm and weight of 5.0g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: KENT-C64D76
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman, copper-alloy brooch. Three spirals at spring and cord remaining. No pin. Some decoration on the bow. Length of 22.9mm, width of 10.8mm and weight of 2.9mm. (No image.)
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-C628E0

Record ID: SUR-C628E0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy leg from a cooking pot or cauldron. The leg, which appears to have stood vertically, measures 44mm wide and has three prominent vertical ridges. Part of the smooth interior of the vessel survives.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-C62781

Record ID: KENT-C62781
Object type: SWORD POMMEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Post Medieval copper-alloy, cast sword pommel. Hollow eith two holes either end with signs of wear on both. Length 38.7mm, width 41.6mm, thickness of 29.4mm and weight of 92.4mm.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-C607A2

Record ID: SUR-C607A2
Object type: NUT CRACKERS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken cast copper alloy handle from a pair of post medieval to modern nut crackers. The handle tapers in both planes.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: KENT-C5FB63
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large, lead weight with a central hole (off centre). Diameter 61.7mm - 56.7mm and thickness of 14.63. (No image.)
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-C5EB62

Record ID: SUR-C5EB62
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A molten and solidified copper alloy lump, probably deriving from metalworking.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-C5E923

Record ID: KENT-C5E923
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible copper-alloy harness boss, with central raised pellet. Concave on surface, convex on reverse. Length 35.2mm, width 35.6mm, thickness 2.1mm and weighs 8.0g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-C5DCE4

Record ID: SUR-C5DCE4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified object, probably of 16th or 17th century date. The fragment consists of a tongue-shaped plate on the back of which is a pierced projection, placed centrally at one end. The piercing contains iron corrosion. The remains of a black surface deposit cover the object.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-C52AD1

Record ID: SUR-C52AD1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim from a cast copper alloy cauldron. The fragment has a smooth inner surface and a rough outer surface with carbon deposits.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-C4F270

Record ID: SUR-C4F270
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of apparent casting debris or partially melted scrap. The fragment is a heavy strap with ridges along two edges; perhaps a handle fragment from a cast copper alloy cooking vessel.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-C40BA3

Record ID: HAMP-C40BA3
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy post-medieval mount, possibly a harness mount. The mount is sexfoil in design consisting of a central boss with protruding radial curves with an openwork design. The boss has a diameter of 12.4mm, is hexagonal in shape; from each side radiates a spoke connecting the boss to the outer design. The radial curves are interconnected with crude trefoils between which have a sharp central point. The cusp of each radial curve has a protruding knop running parallel to a semicircular protrusion within the openwork design that is delineated from the trefoils by a linear incis…
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-B54496

Record ID: HAMP-B54496
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from the handle of a post-medieval cast lead-alloy (lead-tin) spoon. The fragment is the slightly corroded and abraded handle terminal. The terminal is expanded (W.: 28.3mm), and tapers towards the break (W.: 11.7mm). The lower surface is plain; the upper surface features moulded decoration in low relief. Within the expanded terminal is a pair of facing busts. That on the left faces right, is male, draped and laureate, with the initial 'W' below. That on the right faces left, is female and is draped with corrosion obscuring any headgear; it has the initial 'M' below. The…
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-B308A1

Record ID: WMID-B308A1
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy harness pendant of medieval date. The harness pendant is scallop shell shaped, with nine 'ribs' visible on the front, depicting the ridges and grooves of the shell. The reverse is slightly dished and undecorated. The mount tapers in width towards the top, though it expands to become circular in section. At the top there is a broken suspension loop, where the pendant would have been attached to a harness mount. The broken suspension loop is perpendicular to the plane of the pendant. The pendant measures 28.3 mm long, 13 mm wide, 3.9 mm thick and weighs 3.7 grams. It…
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-B2EA57

Record ID: DUR-B2EA57
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval finger ring, possibly pewter, 16/17th century in date. The hoop is circular with a flattened circular bezel. On the bezel is a five-pointed star which has been stamped in. The hoop is slightly squashed out of shape (measuring 20.03mm by 19.78mm) and has a D-shaped cross section.
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-B2DD35

Record ID: NCL-B2DD35
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle of Post-Medieval dat, c. 1600-1750. The buckle is oval in plan with a broad frame and a missing central crossbar. Moulded lines angle out from the narrow band the circumscribes the inside of the frame, created triangular panels. There are traces of a white metal surface treatment.
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-AF67C6

Record ID: HAMP-AF67C6
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from an unidentified cast copper-alloy artefact of possibly Roman date. What survives is a globular terminal, from which a main plate emerges, expanding away from the terminal to an old, ragged break. This now trapezoidal plate is curved in profile and curves down to the centre/base of the globular terminal. The front-facing part of the terminal has a field defined by a penannular groove and a transverse groove at the level of the base of the plate. The field is decorated with fairly finely engraved cross hatching. The upper surface of the plate features an engraved linear …
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-AF3477

Record ID: HAMP-AF3477
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded cast lead object: possibly a gaming piece of medieval date, possibly a weight. It is broadly rectangular in plan, with a main section of rectangular form; at the base a skirt has formed, perhaps an overspill of the moulding, of varying width around the base. On the upper surface there are prominent projections in each corner, and one in the centre. Those at the corners are joined to those at the centre by a moulded ridges arranged in a saltire cross. The central projection is even higher than those at the corners and has been bent over slightly. Gaming pieces are illust…
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-AE8C74

Record ID: HAMP-AE8C74
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded cast lead seal matrix of medieval date (13th-14th century). The matrix is of pointed oval shape, with a central longitudinal ridge on the reverse that features a sub-rectangular stub (10.0 x 3.9 x 3.2 (high) mm) towards one end. The sides are bevelled. The die features a floral motif: three stalks emerging from a crescent, the side two terminating in flowers formed of three pellets arranged in a triangle. Around is a personal legend; there is no border. The legend is fairly illegible - '...CE...'; the initial cross is formed of four pellets, perhaps a third flower at the en…
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-9FCBF7

Record ID: WMID-9FCBF7
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment from a cast vessel. The fragment is part of the rim and body of what was once probably a cooking pot or skillet, probably of late medieval or post-medieval date. The rim is slightly thicker than the body, measuring 5.6 mm thick. The body measures 4.1 mm thick. The fragment measures 45 mm long, 43 mm wide and weighs 24.2 grams.
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-9F9350

Record ID: WMID-9F9350
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy shoe buckle of post-medieval date, from circa 1660 to 1720 AD. The buckle is double looped and sub-trapezoidal in shape with a drilled frame for a separate iron spindle. The frame has moulded bifid sides and incised lines at either end. A copper-alloy chape is still attached though this is broken at one end. The triangular copper-alloy pin survives. The buckle measures 21.4 mm long, 14.8 mm wide, 5.5 mm thick and weighs 2.7 grams.
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 4th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-9F4F15

Record ID: WMID-9F4F15
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy suspension mount for a medieval harness pendant. The mount is 'T' shaped, with a lateral arm at the top which has a sub-circular attachment lug at either end on the reverse. The bottom of the mount is split with a gap for suspension of a harness pendant which would have been suspended on two thin prongs which project into the gap. The mount measures 21.5 mm mm long, 18 mm wide, 5.1 mm thick and weighs 6.2 grams. It probably dates from the 13th to 14th centuries AD. A similar type of suspension mount is illustrated by Read in 'Metal Artefacts of Antiquity' (2001, Fi…
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 4th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-9F07B8

Record ID: KENT-9F07B8
Object type: FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy Post Medieval fitting. The object has a floral design, probably the bottom part of a Fleur de lis. This likely to date tot he 17th or 18th century. There are no obvious fittings, and the back is slightly concave. 48.22mm x 32.53mm x 2.90mm 30.40g
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 4th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-9ED045

Record ID: KENT-9ED045
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Medieval harness pendant. It is diamond shape, and missing the suspension loop. It has a white enameled agnus dei (lamb of god) on the front. It is very worn, and some of the design is missing. A similar example can be seen in Read Metal Artefacts of antiquity page 48 number 422. It dates to the 14th century 28.55mm x 20.40mm x 2.39mm 6.01g
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 4th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-9E6C77

Record ID: KENT-9E6C77
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Post Medieval hooked mount. The mount has a thistle like shape, with two spiked leaves protruding at an angle from a central bud shape. There are 3 rivet holes, one with the remains of iron corrosion. the hook at the bottom is incomplete, but has a circular cross section. The mount is flat, with no decoration. It is in a fairly good condition, with the breaks being old. It is likely to date to the 17th or 18th century. 62.59mm x 47.73mm x 2.16mm. 12.2g
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 4th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-9CEE73

Record ID: WAW-9CEE73
Object type: FERRULE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly cast copper alloy ferrule with an iron stud running through the centre. The copper alloy ferrule element is circular in section with a tubular section and then has a flared flange at one terminal. The edge of this flange is slightly damaged. The ferrule has a matte dark grey/green patina. Iron fills the tube with a domed termial at the flared end. This is possibly due to corrosion and has since expanded and shattered. The all object measures 31.54mm long, 24.45mm diameter and weighs 32.8g. The identification is uncertain, but a ferrule is a possibility. The surface o…
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-9C1AC4

Record ID: HAMP-9C1AC4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete 17th-century cast copper-alloy post-medieval double-looped buckle formed of two trapezoidal loops. Each loop has a triangular outer edge with central transverse pin groove, and rounded knops at their corners. The frame is flat both surfaces with steep internal and external bevelling between the faces. The sides incurve slightly. There is a lobed knop at each end of the pin bar . This latter is trapezoidal in cross-section. The tapering pin has a length of 17.15mm and a width, at the loop, of 3.25mm. The frame has traces of a mid-green metal showing through its dark-brown s…
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-9BD163

Record ID: HAMP-9BD163
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete post-medieval cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle. The surviving loop is oval in shape, while the other one is missing as a result of old damage. The outer edge is shallowly bevelled on the upper surface; the lower surface is flat. The pin bar has a triangular cross section. The thick sheet pin survives complete. It tapers to a point. The pin bar has a small moulded knopped protrusion at each end. The pin bar been squashed as a result of old damage and has been bent downwards at an angle of about 100 degrees. The artefact now has a general mid-brown colour…
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-9B7BB7

Record ID: WAW-9B7BB7
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Russian cast lead or lead alloy seal with impressions on both faces. In plan it is sub-oval with abraded side edges, however these do seem to represent the original edge. In section the seal is a sub-rectangular with rounded corners, and there are two parallel holes running the width of the seal. The obverse reads in Cyrillic letters 'A [ ] / C B A / 3 O B / H [ ]'. The reverse reads '[N]P / KI2H / [1]799'.The surface of the seal has a light cream coloured patina. The seal measures 20.07mm long, 19.31mm wide and 4.76mm thick. It weighs 6.3g. These types of …
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-9B6C07

Record ID: HAMP-9B6C07
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy shoe or knee buckle of post-medieval date (17th century), incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin. The buckle is sub-rectangular in form, with openwork perforations in each corner broadly in the shape of circles. Between the openwork corners each outer edge features a transverse groove on their upper surface; the lower surface is entirely plain. The frame is steeply internally and externally bevelled on the upper face. At each end of the pin bar, and extending beyond, is a group of three lobed protrusions, delineated by grooves. The pin bar would have been a …
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-9B18C7

Record ID: HAMP-9B18C7
Object type: DRINKING VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast pewter two-part handle from a drinking vessel (probably a tankard) of post-medieval date (c. 1650 - c. 1750). The handle is broken at the base, and the mechanism for lifting the lid survives but the lid itself is missing. The mechanism/lid consists of a tapering projection with three symmetrical grooves forming a V on each edge. The projection has evidence of old breaks measuring up to 2mm below the incised grooves which suggest that the tankard lid was possibly made out of pewter and was integrally cast to the mechanism. Above the tapering projection is a bifurcate…
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-9AA850

Record ID: LON-9AA850
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy spur buckle (17th century). This is an oval buckle with a cross bar attached to which is the narrow plate with integral stud for attachment. The cross bar and the pin are iron. The buckle plate is attached the cross bar of the frame and then tapers to form a rounded point. On the front of the plate just below where it wraps around the cross bar there is a maker's mark - the initials 'RY'. At the end of the buckle plate is the integral stud for attachment and this has a bi-convex head. Dimensions: length: 41.42mm; width: 25.96mm; thickness: 4.48mm; we…
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-9A9E27

Record ID: LON-9A9E27
Object type: VESSEL LID
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy vessel lid dating 16th - 17th century. The domed lid is decorated with three bands of three concentric rings. The lid has a thumb-piece in the shape of twin balls connected via four bars. Below the thumb-piece on the reverse of the lid are the twin lugs of the hinge mechanism. There is some damage to the rim and there is no evidence of a maker's mark. Dimensions: length: 80.50mm; thickness: 34.49mm; diameter: 65.15mm; weight: 45.42g.
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-99FCD5

Record ID: WMID-99FCD5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle frame of post-medieval date, probably late 16th to 17th century. The frame is symmetrical and trapezoidal in shape with pointed ends and bifid knops at either end of the strap bar. The reverse is flat and the front is slightly rounded. It measures 36.75 mm long, 22.8 mm wide, 2 mm thick and weighs 4.2 grams.
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-99E847

Record ID: HAMP-99E847
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn cast inscribed biface lead token of post-medieval date with a I?.B inscribed on one face and M B on the other (Powell Type 2 - initials - see Fletcher 2005, 101). The token is slightly bent in profile.
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-999773

Record ID: HAMP-999773
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn cast biface, uninscribed lead token of post-medieval date with a linear eight-arm cross on one face, and seemingly a numeral 4 and an inverted 4 connected on the other face in low relief (Powell Type 3 - segments - see Fletcher 2005, 101). Part of the token has been bent upwards at an angle.
Created on: Monday 4th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-601651

Record ID: LEIC-601651
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy thimble, 16mm long, 14mm in diameter. The object is in good condition and weighs 4.87grams. The thimble is complete, has been hand drilled and has an incised border.
Created on: Friday 1st October 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-5EE195

Record ID: LEIC-5EE195
Object type: CASKET
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy casket mount, 37mm long, 15mm wide and 9mm thick. The object is in good condition and weighs 12.37 grams. It is sub-triangular in form with a hollow rounded reverse. It has a large circular hole near the centre of its base and there is a smaller one, drilled at a sharp angle, about two-thirds down the left edge. The mount depicts a seated woman with a child on her lap - The Virgin Mary. The figure has long hair and her torso is decorated with vertical incised lines. Her right hand rests on her knee and the left supports the child. She is wearing flowing robes wit…
Created on: Friday 1st October 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-5E9C18

Record ID: LEIC-5E9C18
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy brooch fragment, 23mm long, 15mm wide and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 2.25grams. It consists of one half of an annular brooch which has a semi-circular section with circular depressions (three present) in its upper surface. It is similar in form to eg.1317 in Egan and Pritchard, 'Dress Accessories'.
Created on: Friday 1st October 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-5D86D4

Record ID: PUBLIC-5D86D4
Object type: HORSE TRAPPING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval cast copper alloy horse trapping. It is domed with a further raised boss in the centre. It had an iron rivet located in the centre of the concave back. It has an embosed circle around the boss and another embossed circle just inside the outer rim. The object is incomplete as the rivet is mostly missing, with a small remnant left, which has corroded. There are two old breaks, or chips, in the outer rim, one of which is considerably minor. It is in good condition, save the corroded iron rivet remnant in the back. This is likely to date to c.1550-1750. …
Created on: Friday 1st October 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-5CDDF8

Record ID: SWYOR-5CDDF8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman brooch a headstud brooch dating from 75 - 200 AD. The foot of the brooch is missing. The bow is hollow underneath and has a groove along each side. The stud is an integral ring-and-dot motif. The short tubular wings have a flat plate at the front but are undecorated. There is a broken headloop. The pin axis bar and hinged pin are missing. The brooch has a bright green patina.
Created on: Friday 1st October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-5BDC48

Record ID: KENT-5BDC48
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible token or seal. Lead. Medieval to Post-Medieval. Length 34.4mm, width 26.1mm, thickness of 4.1mm and weight 17.70g.
Created on: Friday 1st October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-5BC364

Record ID: KENT-5BC364
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A leadweight of unknown date. Diameter of 24.0 to 24.8mm, thickness of 8.3mm and weight of 23.2g.
Created on: Friday 1st October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-5B3F47

Record ID: KENT-5B3F47
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy, Post Medieval, crotal bell with integral molded ridge in the centre. Length of 35.8mm, width of 27.1mm and weight of 34.9mm.
Created on: Friday 1st October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 26th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-4B2637

Record ID: NARC-4B2637
Object type: RING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy ring. Iron Age/Early Roman in date. The outer edge is 21mm in diameter and the inner edge is 11mm in diameter, making the ring 4mm wide. The is evidence of some wear on the inside edge, where it has been rubbing against a leather strap or another copper alloy link. A casting scar is visible on the outside edge, although there has been some effort to file it away. Rings of this type have often been referred to as harness fittings. Although their use as a junction on a harness or strap is likely, other functions, such as suspension loop, belt fittin…
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 9th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of IOW-4A5FC1

Record ID: IOW-4A5FC1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead alloy disc belonging to a cloth seal of probable 16th century date. The front of the disc has a raised design consisting of a crowned letter Lombardic N or H within a beaded circle. At the reverse there is a rivet. Both faces have traces of a buff patina. At the rear there is a cloth impression Diameter: 14.7mm; thickness: 2.3mm. Weight: 1.31g.
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-4A4BA4

Record ID: SUR-4A4BA4
Object type: BUCKLE FRAME
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy buckle frame of double oval form, now missing its central dividing bar. The upper surface of the frame has cast decoration with sexfoils on the outer edges and scrolling foliate forms elsewhere. The back is plain.
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-4A2F22

Record ID: SUR-4A2F22
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hooked copper alloy object ending in a straight shaft and a rounded knop terminal. The object is very worn and no breaks are visible. This may be a very worn loop from a late medieval or early post medieval purse.
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-4A13B6

Record ID: SUR-4A13B6
Object type: CANDLESTICK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rounded-square section tapering copper alloy point, probably of post medieval date. The completeness off this object is unclear. It may be a spike from a pricket candlestick.
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-49B3A7

Record ID: CORN-49B3A7
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Russian cloth seal, for flax or hemp, with the hulk of a ship at the centre of one face, surmounted by a double-headed eagle holding an orb and sceptre, which was the State Arms of Russia at the time (John Sullivan pers comm), and dated to 1789. The transcription in Cyrillic around the edge of the seal reads: САΗΚΤ(Ъ) ПΕΤΕРЂУРΓСΚОИ ПОРΤ which translates to: SANKT(+) PETERBURGSKOI PORT There are several examples in Britain of such seals in other museum collections. For example: Museum of London (81.522/40…
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Sunday 24th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-499BA2

Record ID: CORN-499BA2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead escutcheon with a raised female figure, running right and holding shift in right hand and left arm up overhead. The escutcheon is oval in plan and plano-convex in profile, with a twisted steel cable running longitudinally and centrally through the back of the escutcheon which would have extended beyond both ends. The lead would have been cast on to the steel cable and the cable would have been flexible, allowing the escutcheon to be fitted to an object with a curved surface or uneven face. Read (1988) illustrates a copper alloy knife handle in the form of a naked …
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 25th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-495083

Record ID: CORN-495083
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap loop, D-shaped in profile, with a flattened section at the top of the hoop, which is 11 mm long, 4.6 mm wide and 2.6 mm thick, and perforated with two small circular rivet holes, about 2 mm in diameter. The whole loop is 15 mm long and 14 mm wide and 1.8 mm thick. Griffiths, Philpott & Egan (2007) illustrate a similar D-shaped strap loop with a single perforation on page 129, Plate 22, No.1448 which is dated to the Late medieval period, c.14th-15th century. Read (2001) illustrates a similar D-shaped strap loop with single rivet on page 31, Fig.…
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 25th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-48BAA1

Record ID: PUBLIC-48BAA1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval cast copper alloy mount. The object is symmestrical, with a convex surface. The front of the mount curves outwards in the middle. There are knops at either end of the mount, above the two integral pointed lugs. The lugs are rectangular in cross section. There is corroded iron of unkown origin in the reverse, curved section of the mount. The object is gilded, although most is gone. There is also the ghost of a slanted line on the front, although it is not clear if it is decorative. The object is incomplete, as one of the lugs has an old break. The obj…
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-47F6B7

Record ID: KENT-47F6B7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probably a lead spindle whorl or loom weight. Diameter of 24.18 - 25.33mm, thickness of 14.41 and wight of 53.6g. (No image)
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-4796B0

Record ID: KENT-4796B0
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Roman strap end. Copper-alloy with a length of 51.0mm, width of 21.1mm, thickness of 2.04mm and weight of 7.20g.
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 11th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-477876

Record ID: SUR-477876
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead figurine of a long-haired male wearing what appears to be a short jacket or waistcoat. The left arm, right forearm and the legs below the knees are all missing. The right arm of the figure is raised and the figure is bent forward.
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-474D24

Record ID: SUR-474D24
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast potin coin of 'Thurrock' type, c. 175-100 BC; Kentish / South Eastern; Bull left, traces of MA above c.f. Van Arsdell 1402; BMC Hobbs 661ff
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-474400

Record ID: PUBLIC-474400
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A nearly complete cast copper alloy Roman brooch of the continental Kraftig Profilierte type, dating from the 1st Century - possibly early 2nd century AD. The pin is missing and approximately two spring coils have broken off; the right hand side of the spring is severely bent, but otherwise, the spring mechanism is complete. There is quite a lot of surface discolouration so determining any decoration is not possible, but it is unlikely that this brooch had moulded decoration. There would appear to be a double lug behind the head that would have held the coil and pin, but this area is …
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-45FB51

Record ID: PUBLIC-45FB51
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A incomplete Medieval cast copper alloy buckle. The object is d shaped, and sinlge looped. The loop thickens as it approaches the center and is very thin at the knops. It has loped knops at both ends of where the bar would be (missing), which would be offset if present. One of the lobed knops is larger and more pronounced than the other. It is was silver, most of which is gone, but is still visible on the loop, and on the knops. The object is incomplete, as it is missing its pin and bar. The objebt is in poor condition as it is broken and the silver has come off. This is likely…
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-45F274

Record ID: LON-45F274
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval - Post Medieval lead alloy uniface token (AD1300-1600). Obverse: Long cross with pellet in each quarter. Reverse: Blank Dimensions: diameter: 18.25mm; weight: 2.72g.
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 30th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-45E863

Record ID: LON-45E863
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy shoe buckle dating c. 1550-1600. Originally this buckle would have had a circular frame, however the shape has become distorted. The front surface of the frame is decoratively cast with a raised band and a beaded rabbet around the edge of the frame. The pin is missing. The buckle is very similar to no. 82 illustrated by Egan (2005:34) which is dated c.1550 -c.1600 and it is described as being for a shoe. Dimensions: diameter: 21.44mm; weight: 2.88g. Reference: Egan, G. 2005. Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition. MoLAS Monograph 19. E…
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-45DB23

Record ID: LON-45DB23
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval iron barbed and tanged arrowhead dating 14th - 15th century. This arrowhead has a long, narrow tang (length: 39.05mm) which is stepped and becomes narrower approximately 30mm along its length. The blade of the arrowhead is the shape of an isosceles triangle with a lozenge-shaped cross-section and two barbs. There is some damage to the edges and the barbs. Dimensions: length: 59.94mm; width: 14.07mm; thickness: 1.73mm; weight: 2.82g.
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 30th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-35C625

Record ID: SUR-35C625
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two biface lead tokens. 1. Radiating lines//Branching cross. 4.02g 2. Multi-strand cross//W. 2.39g
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-35B815

Record ID: SUR-35B815
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three lead tokens. 1. Open sexfoil. 5.39g 2. K (?). 5.03g 3. Grid of lines. 4.76g
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-351DA5

Record ID: SUR-351DA5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a gilded mount. The mount comprises a broken strip on one end of which is a cast trefoil which is pierced by a domed rivet.
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-350E66

Record ID: WAW-350E66
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy object of unknown date and function. It is rectangular in plan, and section. The upper surface exhibits a central V shaped groove down the length of the object. A central solitary projection (2.86mm wide, 4.08mm tall) is present next to the edge of the groove. The lower surface is undulating and uneven. Pitting is present. It does not appear to have been cast into a mould. It is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. Along the edges, patches are present where the bare metal is visible. This could be the result of over-handling or enthusastic …
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-34F867

Record ID: SUR-34F867
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An oval medieval buckle with a straight bar and pin seating hollow. The pin measures 24.04mm and has a transverse projecting ridge.
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-3431D7

Record ID: SUR-3431D7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A trapezoidal late medieval buckle frame with punched annulets along its outer edges and a pin seating hollow. The pin is formed of wire and the plate is plain with five rivets.
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-33DCA8

Record ID: SUR-33DCA8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plain rectangular buckle plate with the remains of an oval frame. The plate has a single rivet hole.
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-33A065

Record ID: SUR-33A065
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A biconical lead steelyard weight of probable Roman date. The wieght has an iron wire loop embedded in one end.
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-3342C3

Record ID: SUR-3342C3
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One lobe of a four-lobe early 18th century lead alnage seal. -//-//[head of George I]//-//Britannia, seated, holding an olive branch and a spear. 1 1/2 to sides.
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-3233B0

Record ID: WAW-3233B0
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy clog or shoe clasp, with copper alloy rivet of Late Post-Medieval or Modern date (c. AD 1790 - c. AD 1930). The clasp is sub-rectangular in plan, with broadly parallel sides, it is rectangular in section, with a concave profile. The clasp exhibits one sub-circular end (bulbous) and one rectangular end. At the change between shapes, a triangular project is present. The rectangular end exhibits three perforations (holes) located in the approximate centre of the clasp. A rolled copper alloy rivet, present at the bulbous terminal, would have formed the…
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: NARC-31BC85
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast iron cannon ball. 85mm (3.5") in diameter and 275mm (approx. 11") in circumference and weights 2.646kilograms. A cannon ball of this size and shape would have been typical for amunition for a SAKER cannon. The Saker is a medium sized cannon developed during the early 16th century AD. The barrel of the Saker was typically 2.9m long and weighed approximately 860kg. Recent experiments in France have shown that the range of round shot fired from the Saker was over 2.5km (when fired at a 45degree angle). The cannon balls from the saker were designed not to explode on impa…
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SF-2FA664

Record ID: SF-2FA664
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy crescentic strap end of Medieval date. It is missing the separately cast sheet copper-alloy backing plate due to old breaks but is otherwise complete. The frame is flat, crescentic in shape with an oval shaped aperture and four small circular rivet holes, two of which retain cylindrical copper-alloy rivets.The front face of the frame has worn, incised decoration comprising a narrow border containing numerous diagonal strokes. At the base of the frame is an integrally cast terminal that is trifoliate with openwork relief decoration in the form of a fleur…
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-2059D1

Record ID: LEIC-2059D1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy Hod Hill brooch of the first century AD. The object consists of the uppermost part of the body and half of the hinge. It is in fair condition with a green patina and decorative raised lines on the front. It is 19mm long, 9mm wide, 2mm thick and weighs 1.39g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-2014A8

Record ID: LEIC-2014A8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of the 1st or 2nd century consisting of a circular sectioned bow with no decoration, is missing its wings, spring and pin. Part of the catchplate remains. The object is in fair condition with a greenish and slightly pitted patina, is 38mm long, 7mm wide, 5 to 10 mm thick and weighs 6.35g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1FE7D5

Record ID: LEIC-1FE7D5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval? copper alloy unidentified object consisting of a flat plate with two lobes tapering towards a broken edge suggesting it is part of a larger whole. The lobes have small dimples in their centres on one side. The object is in fair condition with two cracks and a broken edge, is 36mm long, 27mm wide, 2mm thick and weighs 5.73g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1FD093

Record ID: LEIC-1FD093
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval? copper alloy unidentified object, fragment of a larger whole. It has one broken edge, and long sides tapering towards a sub-spherical knop. The object is 26mm long, 17.5mm wide at its widest point, 2 to 5mm thick and weighs 5.89g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1F8C12

Record ID: LEIC-1F8C12
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval? copper alloy unidentified object with a flat circular head with one concave surface and long tapering shank. The object is in fair condition with some corrosion, is 32.5mm long, 12mm wide, 3.5mm thick and weighs 3g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 14th November 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1F34F5

Record ID: LEIC-1F34F5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval ? copper alloy unidentified object. It consists of a thin D-shaped plate with four rivet-holes, possibly representing just over half of an oval object, broken along its somewhat ragged straight edge. It could possibly be the backing plate for a decorative object. The object is 39mm long, 21mm wide, 1mm thick and weighs 3.62g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1F1EF2

Record ID: LEIC-1F1EF2
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval? copper alloy unidentified object, possibly part of a decorative openwork globe. The object consists of two straight strips of metal and one laterally curving strip, joined together so that there is a roughly triangular space between them. The ends of the strips are all damaged and seem to show that this is a small piece broken off from a larger whole. The object is slightly convex, the outside having several raised knops in a row and some incised lines. It is 34mm long, 30mm wide, 4mm thick and weighs 7.62g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-1F0BA4

Record ID: SWYOR-1F0BA4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast, copper alloy Roman brooch of the dragonesque type, dating from 75-175 AD. The fragment consists of one terminal of the brooch, ending in a pointed projection with a rounded projection at 90 degrees to it (probably the ears and snout of the dragon). There is a hole between the beast;s head and the rest of the brooch. The pin was probably attached here, but is now missing. In the centre of the body is a single raised ring-and-dot motif. The foot of the brooch is missing. The fragment is 22.9mm long, 13.3mm wide and 3.8 mm thick. It weighs 2.68gm. Reference: Hattat,…
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1EDCA0

Record ID: LEIC-1EDCA0
Object type: BELT FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy phallic belt fitting with two attachment spikes. The object is in fair condition, is crudely shaped and has no visible decoration. It is 20mm long, 10mm wide, 2 to 4mm thick and weighs 1.37g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-1EB0F5

Record ID: SWYOR-1EB0F5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy finger ring, with a narrow, D-shaped section, probably dating from 1450-1600. There is a narrow groove running around one rim, and traces of another around the opposite rim, though this is largely missing. The main body of the ring is rounded and decorated with groups of incised markings separated by plain sections. The ring has a dark grey patina. It is 21.2mm in diameter and 3.4m thick. It weighs 1.71gm. A similar ring can be found on the database at reference YORYM-F882A3. This finger ring is similar to PAS database records YORYM-7E7DF0, SUSS-3CFCF1, SUSS-3D2CD1…
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1EA9B0

Record ID: LEIC-1EA9B0
Object type: BELT FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy belt buckle plate. Only the back part is present. It is v-shaped at the belt end and has a sub-circular notch for the buckle pin at the frame end. There are two visible rivet holes, one either side of the notch, and one rivet is still present. The object is in fair condition and is bent in two places. It is 36mm long in its folded-up state, 22mm wide, 1mm thick and weighs 8.53g including the mud which is impacted inside it.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1E8695

Record ID: LEIC-1E8695
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy mount, possibly a belt fitting, consisting of two rectangular plates rivetted together by four rivets and with a circular hole 3mm in diameter near the centre. This hole may have been reinforcement for a strap to pass through. Traces of a possible incised rhombus are visible on one side. The object is 25mm long, 15mm wide, 3mm thick and weighs 3.56g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1E5775

Record ID: LEIC-1E5775
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy harness pendant (probably). The object is in fair condition, slightly bent and damaged at the edges. It has traces of gilding, a cut out cross pattee with incised lines around it and a hole 2mm in diameter, probably for suspension. The object is 30mm long, 27mm wide, 2mm thick and weighs 6.62g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-1E4241

Record ID: SWYOR-1E4241
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of a sheet copper alloy scabbard chape probably dating from 1300 -1600AD. It is probably from a dagger rather than a sword. The chape is triangular with one straight and one curved side, liek the end of a knife. It was made by folding a piece of sheet metal which has now broken along the bend and the seam, leaving two fragments. There does not appear to be any decoration. Part of the tip of one face is missing, and the top is probably broken too. The two fragments fit together and measure 27.2mm long, 18mm wide and 3.7mm thick. They weigh 1.61gm. Reference: London Museum…
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1D0A01

Record ID: LEIC-1D0A01
Object type: BELT MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy belt mount. The object is lozenge-shaped with lobes along the sides, and has an integral rivet at the back. The mount is worn, but traces of decoration in the form of a flower remain. The object is 26mm long, 18mm wide, 6mm thick and weighs 2.29g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1CE987

Record ID: LEIC-1CE987
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy belt mount in the shape of a scallop shell. The object is in fair condition, is 17mm long, 13.5mm wide, 6mm thick and weighs 1.57g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 14th November 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1CC5D3

Record ID: LEIC-1CC5D3
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy harness pendant. The object is in fair condition, with no visible decoration. The object is lozenge shaped, with a suspension loop attached to one corner at right-angles to the back. The object is 21mm long, 18mm wide, 1mm thick increasing to 3mm at the suspension loop, and weighs 1.03g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-1CC457

Record ID: SWYOR-1CC457
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy artefact, probably a strap fitting linkage or similar. It consists of two elements. The first is a copper alloy loop which has a convex outer face and is hollow on the inside. The hollow is filled with concretion or corrosion products. This circular loop is fitted on the second element which is a flat rectangular loop (broken at one end) with rounded corners. The metal is slightly different and is more flaky. It is elaborately moulded and decorated on both faces with flowers (roses?) in the centre of the long side, and scrolls. The frame is decorated with raised t…
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: KENT-1CC091
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman disc brooch of the 2nd century. Plain decoration with four concentric incised lines as decoration with a central pellet. On the reverse is a catchplate with length of 6.3mm and thickness of 1.4mm. The head of the pin survives with a bronze spring visible. Hallat 1027. Diameter of 24.6mm, thickness of 1.3mm and weight of 6.30g. (No image)
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1CB9F8

Record ID: LEIC-1CB9F8
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman? copper alloy pin head 12mm long and 6mm in diameter. the object is in fair condition and weighs 1.03grams. The object consists of a spherical head with a slight collar below and a tapering shaft.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1C85F2

Record ID: LEIC-1C85F2
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy strap end. The object is in fair condition, has a pointed knop and sub-circular plate, and appears to have a broken edge at one end. The object is 27mm long, 15.5mm wide, 2 to 4mm thick and weighs 3.25g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: KENT-1C6A60
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast object with animal figure standing on a tropizoidal blade with pointed terminals. There is a raised ridge to the rear of the blade with a narrowed knop. (No image) Length of 28.6mm, width of 18.3mm, thickness of 2.2mm and weighs 5.20g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th April 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1C3E01

Record ID: LEIC-1C3E01
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval copper alloy object of unknown function. The object is 14mm long, 5.5 mm wide at its widest point, 2mm thick and weighs 0.93g. It has been carefully pierced at the narrow end with a hole 1.5mm in diameter. One side is flat, and the other rounded and decorated. The decoration consists of incised lines and elliptical depressions where enamel may have been inlaid.
Created on: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-0FB5B5

Record ID: WAW-0FB5B5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman coin: radiate of an unknown Emperor, mint or reverse. Probably minted between 275 and 296 AD.
Created on: Monday 27th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-0FA5F2

Record ID: WAW-0FA5F2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch. The wings are semi-cylindrical but one is incomplete, however there are traces of patina covering each terminal suggesting the break is not recent. The remaining wing is decorated with vertical ribbing. The bow head is asymetrical and slightly hump-like with a sub 'W' shaped surface. At the junction of the wings and bow head there is a perforated lug. On the reverse below the wings the bow head is thickened. The bow is fragmentary, and has a bulbous knop before it is broken. This break is also not recent as the patina covers it. The br…
Created on: Monday 27th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of IOW-0EFD64

Record ID: IOW-0EFD64
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval cast copper-alloy lozenge-shaped mount (1600-1700). This mount is lozenge-shaped in plan. It is flat at the front and has a double-stepped border around the edge. The rear face is flat and has two integral tapering spikes, one at each end, along the median centre-line. These are circular in cross-section and are both turned through about 90° to the plane of the mount and point in the same direction along the median centre-line. The mount is corroded on both faces and there are hints of tinning at the front. 19.8 x 12.7 x 6.2mm. Weight: 1.64g.
Created on: Monday 27th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-0AEE76

Record ID: CORN-0AEE76
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy double-loop rectangular buckle frame. The frame is almost rectangular in plan, with slightly concave sides, and also concave in profile, with a raised moulded inner edge and bevelled outside edge. The back of the frame is flat and flush with the back of the pin bar. The pin bar is narrowed and slightly recessed from the upper outer mouldings. The pin is missing, but was likely made of iron as there are iron oxides attached to the back of the frame at one end. Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar example on p.75, No.463, which is dated from c.1570-1700…
Created on: Monday 27th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 27th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-081A11

Record ID: NARC-081A11
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small silver mount in the shape of an animal foot with prominent claws, probably a lion's paw. Above the foot is a small circular collar set below a short tapering spike, suggesting that the foot was attached to a wooden object, perhaps a small box or stand. Diana Friendship-Taylor has identified the metal as silver. The animal paw motif is extremely common on Roman artefacts, found for example on candelabra or lampstands, which usually have three feet, and on other small portable objects. Pompeii has many examples of the type in both copper-alloy and silver, for example on a large tr…
Created on: Monday 27th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-CC5D20

Record ID: WMID-CC5D20
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy axehead of late Bronze Age date (circa 1000-800 BC). The axhead is complete and suffers minimal damage. Where damage it occurs it is chiefly along the blade, although there are some other scuff marks elswhere. The uneven patina along much of the blade suggests that some of this damage occurred whilst the object was in the ground. The axehead measures 109.2 mm long and 41.3 mm wide. It weighs 261.5 grams. It tapers from 41 mm thick at the socketed end to 2 mm thick at the blade. The axe is hollow, with a socket for attachment of a haft. The socket is sub-rectangul…
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 16th September 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-CA76B7

Record ID: ESS-CA76B7
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Damaged and incomplete Post Medieval (17th century) cast copper alloy rowel spur. Drooped box with two parallel holes which would have been used to secure the rowel. It has a spherical terminal. There is possibly some iron corrosion adhering to the surface of the fragment.
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th January 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-CA00E6

Record ID: ESS-CA00E6
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (17th to 18th century) cast copper alloy toy gun (musket). Aproximately 85mm long. Similar to KENT-3FEBB6 and KENT-023FE7.
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th January 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-C8A402

Record ID: WMID-C8A402
Object type: GAMING COUNTER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead plano-convex object, possibly a gaming counter. The object is crude and sub-circular, flat on one side and convex on the other. It measures 20 mm long and 19.4 mm wide. It is 8.15 mm thick and weighs 14.8 grams. Roman objects have been found in the near vicinity, including what may be a Roman glass gaming counter. There is therefore a possibility that this object is also of Roman date.
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-C84368

Record ID: WMID-C84368
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy circular seal matrix of medieval date, from circa 1300 to 1400 AD. The seal matrix is 16.6 mm in diameter and 22.05 mm high. The handle is faceted with six faces. There is a mid rib below the suspension loop which is lozenge shaped and pierced. The device is slightly masked by corrosion but is clearly a rabbit or hare running left (right on an impression). The legend is not clear enough to discern individual letters. Wildlife, particularly squirrels, hares and rabbits appear frequently on matrices of this type; see for example IHS-AAE653 for a rabbit, IHS-…
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: BERK-C83C71
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy copper vessel leg, probably from a cauldron, skillet or similar vessel, and cast in the form of a lion's paw. Copper alloy vessels were used during the Medieval period and into the early Post-medieval period, and would often be repaired throughout their lifetime, meaning that when they were finally discarded they could be of great age. This pot leg probably dates from the 15th to 17th century.
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-C82C51

Record ID: PUBLIC-C82C51
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small uniface cast lead communion token, probably dating 16th-18th century. The token is square in plan and rectangular in section. It is simply decorated with raised letters EB in the centre and a raised beaded border. The reverse is undecorated.
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-C7EF06

Record ID: BERK-C7EF06
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two cast copper alloy buckles; one is a spectacle buckle dating from 1250-1450, the other is a trapezoidal buckle dating to the early Post-medieval period. Both are missing their pins.
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-C7C862

Record ID: BERK-C7C862
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy circular button with sexfoil flower design stamped onto the top circular face, so that the petals of the flowers are recessed. The button has a integrally cast, thick, lead loop (now broken) on its reverse. Although no direct comparison could be found for this button, similar examples date from the 14th to early 17th century.
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-C7A9B3

Record ID: BERK-C7A9B3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy single loop buckle dating from c. AD 1250-1450. The buckle has two pairs of integrally cast transverse ridges either side of a notch to take the pin - the pin is now missing. The pin bar itself is slightly recessed from the main buckle frame.
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-C6FBF1

Record ID: BERK-C6FBF1
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy crotal bell with the so-called sunburst design on the top half and the fishscale design on the bottom half. The bell retains it's ringer - a small ball inside the bell and this case apparently made of iron. Crotal bells with this combination of design dates from the early 16th to early 17th century.
Created on: Friday 24th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 31st January 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-B92756

Record ID: CORN-B92756
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy spur rowel with five points, arranged in a star shape, in plan, around a central circular hole. The points are lozenge-shaped in section and are decorated on both sides with moulded oblique grooves, defining the points, and linear rows of stamped crescents on the cusps of the points. The rowel is quite corroded, so that the detail of the decoration is unclear, but there are traces of gilt on the surface of one face. Read (1988) illustrates an example with seven points but very similar decoration on page 127, No.806, which is dated from the 16th to the 17th…
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B793F7

Record ID: SUR-B793F7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A strap loop, for holding down the end of a strap or belt, with an integral rivet.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B781D2

Record ID: SUR-B781D2
Object type: CANDLE HOLDER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The socket for a candle holder. The socket has an octagonal section and retains two keyhole-shaped apertures on opposing sides. This type of candle holder would have been riveted to a separate base plate; see Egan 2005, p. 80 for a reconstruction. Late medieval or early post-medieval in date.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 30th June 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B76ED1

Record ID: SUR-B76ED1
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of a brass spoon bowl of late 17th or early 18th century date. the spoon probably had a handel of trifid form. The stamp within the bowl adjacent to the missing handle is unclear but appears to be a flower with leaves.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B752B7

Record ID: SUR-B752B7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A one ounce brass cupweight probably dating to the 18th century. The weight has concentric circles inscribed on its base and there are two encircling grooves on its sides.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B70EE3

Record ID: SUR-B70EE3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An oval section bar with an oval section blunt-ended offset at one end.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B6EFF6

Record ID: SUR-B6EFF6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn Roman dupondius or as, probably of an Antonine emperor. Very little of the original surface is present.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Sunday 26th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B6DCB4

Record ID: SUR-B6DCB4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn Roman sestertius, probably of Hadrian.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B6C703

Record ID: SUR-B6C703
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An illegible Roman dupondius or as.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B6B700

Record ID: SUR-B6B700
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plain annular cast copper alloy buckle with an integral central dividing bar and the remains of a pin.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B63B73

Record ID: SUR-B63B73
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval uniface lead token bearing a possible capital H
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B63261

Record ID: SUR-B63261
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval uniface lead token bearing a cast grid of lines.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-B62E31

Record ID: CORN-B62E31
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy hooked sword belt mount with tapering foliate decoration from above the hook, from the bifid projection with one iron rivet still intact, to the trefoil terminal also with an intact iron rivet. The iron rivets have corroded so that there are patches of iron oxide covering parts of the decorated upper surface as well as the back of the mount. This mount, along with two other hooked mounts, would have hooked through another mount with three integral suspension loops, thereby attaching the sword belt to the sword scabbard. This piece was riveted on to a leath…
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-B62100

Record ID: BERK-B62100
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman Colchester-variant brooch dating from the second century AD. The brooch has a rolled spring cage and a long terminally-knoped projection from the top of the spine. Integrally cast diamond-shaped recessed decoration adorn the spine of the brooch and probably once held enamel. The brooch has a stud at its foot but is otherwise incomplete, with part of the catchplate, spring and pin missing. No direct comparison could be found for this brooch, although it does share many similarities with Hattatt's 'Headstud' brooches of the second century AD, a distinctly…
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-B61DE6

Record ID: SUR-B61DE6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large post medieval uniface thick lead token bearing a cast cross and four pellets.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-B5EB24

Record ID: BERK-B5EB24
Object type: BELT FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Post-medieval belt fitting or stud, probably used both as decoration and for strenghtening. The stud is in the shape of a quatrefoil but other than this there is no additional surface decoration. The stud retains two integrally cast copper rivets on the reverse to puncture through a leather strap - the rivets would then be hammered down over the leather to clasp it. These types of belt studs date from the late 16th to 17th century AD.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-B5CB96

Record ID: BERK-B5CB96
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy medieval annular buckle, plain but with its copper pin intact.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: BERK-B5BFF7
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy late Medieval pot leg with a T-shaped section. The leg does not have any other patterning on it and was likely to have come from a cauldron or other cooking vessel. This pot leg probably dates from the 14th to 17th centuries.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Monday 19th September 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-B582A3

Record ID: CORN-B582A3
Object type: CRUCIFIX
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy pendant crucifix depicting the figure of Christ on a 'Celtic' style cross where the arms of the cross extend beyond a central circular roundel. Here the arms are also expanded with trefoil terminals, in the style of a cross 'botonnee' (budded), a style that has been used for hundreds of years, but on metal crucifixes it seems to have had a resurgence during the 19th century, particularly in France. The circular roundel has the head of Christ at its centre within a tressure of three arches, with his arms outstretched beneath. The rest of the figure extends …
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Saturday 2nd October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-B3ACC3

Record ID: SWYOR-B3ACC3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy cast spindle whorl probably dating from the medieval period. It is biconvex with a large central aperture. There is an indentation in the side wall of the aperture, now filled with corrosion. Both faces are decorated with a pattern of raised symbols including triangles, T shapes, groups of three pellets, an arrow, and cross pommees. These were possible intended to represent letters, but were perhaps executed by an illiterate craftsman. The whorl has a grey patina. It probably dates from 1066 - 1650, but whorls are difficult to date with any precision as few have been found…
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Monday 11th May 2015
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-B436F5

Record ID: SWYOR-B436F5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy unidentified object probably dating from the 11th century. The object consists of a curved bar which is D shaped in section. One end is twisted and broken. At the other end is a very blocky and stylised animal head beyond which is a flat flared projecting terminal. This appears to be complete. The function of this zoomorphic object is not known, but David Williams comments that the style suggests an 11th century date. Another example on the database is DENO-5180D8. WILT-E79D16 also has some similarities, though it is not as angular. It is also possible that this is a c…
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Monday 30th June 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-B3F7B0

Record ID: BERK-B3F7B0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy double loop buckle with trefoil mouldings at each end and also at the ends of the strap bar. The pin is missing on this example, which dates from c. AD 1550-1650.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-B3EC86

Record ID: SWYOR-B3EC86
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy probable strap end fragment which has a anthropomorphic terminal. Only the terminal survives. At the base, the back is stepped where a seperate sheet back plate would have rested. The front plate has broken off. The terminal is clearly in the shape of a human head wearing a mitre. The bishop has a pronounced collar at his back, and triangular eyes. The mitre has two triangular peaks, one at the front and one at the back, and is decorated on the front with two triangles incised. The metal has a dark brown patina with small pits of light brown corrosion. Other humanoid st…
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-B3E7F4

Record ID: BERK-B3E7F4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two roughly made concical lead alloy weights. The lead alloy has been rolled to form the cone - weights such as these are very hard to date without contextual information, and therefore could date anywhere from the Roman to Post-medeival periods. The concial shape of these two weights suggests a post-Roman date.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-B3AD11

Record ID: BERK-B3AD11
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Anglo-Saxon strap end. The strap end is corroded but features of the zoomorphic snout are still just about visible. The opposite end of the strap end consists of a latitudinal split in the metal where a leather strap would have fitted into and been secured with two rivets (now missing). This is quite a plain style of strap end, with no visible decoration on the 'back' of the creature. Strap-ends of this sort date to c. 9th Century AD.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-B38BA1

Record ID: BERK-B38BA1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Approximately half of a cast copper alloy double loop, plain spectacle-type buckle dating from the mid 14th through to the mid 17th century. Only part of the outer frame and pin bar remains but the pin is now missing.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-B369F5

Record ID: SWYOR-B369F5
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy seal matrix which is a pointed oval in plan. There is a central rib on the reverse, prominant at one end only, with a broken suspension loop projecting backward. The legend is a non personal one reading: "FLOS •TEGIT • ARCHANA" round a design of a hand holding a flower. The medieval Latin is not easy to translate, but may mean 'the flower holds a secret' alluding to the fact that the contents of the letter are private and protected by the flower seal. This idea is similar to Seal Matrices bearing the legend "leo tegit secretum", meaning 'the lion holds (or perhaps, …
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-B2AED7

Record ID: BERK-B2AED7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy single loop buckle dating from c. AD 1250-1400. The buckle has a narrowed strap bar while opposite is two lobed knops that flank a possible copper alloy roller, although this is now corroded and it is therefore difficult to ascertain if this feature was actaully a roller and not an integral part of the buckle design.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CPAT-B27A88

Record ID: CPAT-B27A88
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken post-medieval copper alloy crotal bell, a lower quarter section being missing. It has an oblong pierced suspension loop and two sound holes in the upper section. This example has no decoration. The surface is a mottled green colour.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B268F6

Record ID: ESS-B268F6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead alloy token. The obverse has a right facing bust. The reverse design is unclear. The object has a creamish white patina. Length 23.64mm, weight 5.5g. Lead tokens normally date from the 17th to 18th century but it could be earlier. The bust on the obverse is unusual. The patina is grey with cream-coloured corrosion product. The sides are damaged.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B25DA2

Record ID: ESS-B25DA2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast copper alloy dolphin brooch, circa AD 40-100. One wing survives with a double pierced lug on the reverse. The sprung pin is missing. The bow is 'D' shaped in cross section. The foot and catchplate are missing. It is 42.01mm long, 17.38mm wide across the wings, and weighs 14.3 grams.The object has a mid green patina and its surface is pitted. There is light green corrosion product within the pits.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B248D6

Record ID: ESS-B248D6
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or Post-Medieval cast copper alloy vessel foot, probably the foot of a tripod ewer, circa 1250-1650. The foot is lozenge shaped viewed from below, and has a pentagonal cross section. There is a double moulded ridge at the front of the 'ankle'. There is a worn break above the ridge. It is 33.01mm long, 13.81mm wide, 16.54mm thick and weighs 23.3 grams. cf Egan 1998 'The Medieval Household', pages 164-166, nos. 459 and 462
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B20FD7

Record ID: ESS-B20FD7
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy coin weight of William III (1689-1702). A circular weight for a guinea or a half guinea. It weighs 3.7g and has a diameter of 17.85g. The obverse bears a head right, of William III. The reverse has a crown with 2 crossed sceptres behind. Below this is the letter '1' or '1/2' (partially obscured by a hole punched through the middle). The bottom half has the inscription GV[E or I]NE[A] with the letter 'W' below.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Monday 11th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B1EA63

Record ID: ESS-B1EA63
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy signet ring with oval bezel. The bezel is 16.43mm long, 9.19mm wide, 3.63mm thick. The band is 24.56mm in diameter, and it weighs 4.6 grams. The bezel is engraved with a possible letter. Similar examples in the Salisbury Museum Medieval Catalogue date to the15th century. cf The Salisbury Museum Medieval Catalogue Part 1, fig 12.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B1A252

Record ID: ESS-B1A252
Object type: BROOCH PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast copper alloy possible brooch pin. Rectangular cross section measuring 7.31mm by 4.17mm tapering to a point. Split end at opposing terminal. The pin is bent. It measures 46.76mm from the split end to the bend, then 52.90mm from the bend to the split. It weighs 14.8 grams.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B19700

Record ID: ESS-B19700
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast or hammered copper alloy (brass) ring thimble with hand-punched indentations. circa 1450-1500. Diameter 18.72mm, thickness 1.57mm, weight 4.6g. cf Holmes, EF 'Sewing Thimbles', Datasheet 9 of the Finds Research Group 700-1700, Fig 4; Read, 1988 'History Beneath Our Feet' page 61, no. 3.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B17CE3

Record ID: ESS-B17CE3
Object type: HERALDIC DEVICE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy circular mount with raised central shield with three chevrons. The area around the shield has an incised design of a seven pointed star. The triangular areas outside the star are filled with rows of small 'V' shapes. There are two rivet holes. The rivets are missing. It is 13th to mid 15th century in date. It has a mid green patina and is covered with patches of light green corrosion product, especially on the reverse. Diameter 66.79mm, thickness 2.96mm, weight 57.1g.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-B16C87

Record ID: LVPL-B16C87
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy harness pendant dating to the Medieval period. The pendant is shield shaped with a broken suspension loop projecting from the top. The heraldic device on the object is Per fess indented xx and xx. The xx represent a colour and a metal however these are unknown. The attachment loop is broken at the top and has been twisted to one side. The object can be dated from 1250-1450AD.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B16B64

Record ID: ESS-B16B64
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy double loop buckle. Circa AD1300-1500. The pin is missing. 24.55mm long, 20.36mm wide, 2.66mm thick. 2.9g
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B132E4

Record ID: ESS-B132E4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or Post-Medieval cast copper alloy vessel leg. It is 'D' shaped in cross section. There is a worn break at one end. The surface is corroded and there is some charring. No decoration is visible. It is 41.92mm long, 28.87mm wide, 15.55mm thick and weighs 65.5 grams. It is from a cooking vessel such as a cauldron or skillet, dated circa 1300-1650
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: WAW-B11E77
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy stylus which is sub rectangular in plan and sub square in cross section with rounded edges. The stylus tapers to a pointed terminal at one end and a broken but slightly flattening corroded stump at the other. The stylus is a light cream colour which is a heavy patina which covers all surfaces. The stylus measures 63.56mm length, 6.13mm width, is 5.71mm thick, and weighs 13.8g. Similar styli have been recorded by the PAS - these have been dated to both the Roman period (LEIC-9D1962 and LEIC-9D3633) and the medieval (NARC-88EE88). Similar styli can b…
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Sunday 12th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B0F101

Record ID: ESS-B0F101
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age cast copper alloy socketed axe fragment, circa 1000-800BC. It is broken across the body with the blade end surviving. The socket end is rectangular in cross section, measuring 21.16mm by 4.65mm. The socket wall is 5.08mm thick. There is some damage to the cutting edge. The axehead is 54.03mm long, 43.76mm wide across the cutting edge, 30.54mm wide across the body. It weighs 110.5 grams.
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-B0E274

Record ID: ESS-B0E274
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medeival or Post Medieval cast copper alloy spoon bowl with worn break at the junction with the stem. The bowl is fig shaped in plan, measuring 64.37mm long, 46.19mm wide and is 7.05mm deep. The metal is 1.1mm thick. It weighs 17.4 grams. There is no visible decoration or makers marks. It dates to circa 1500-1750. cf Read . 2001 ' Metal Artefacts of Antiquity' Fig 62, no 710
Created on: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Last updated: Friday 15th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-A7AAB5

Record ID: PUBLIC-A7AAB5
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy hooked tag, Read class E type 3, dating 16th-17th century. The tag is the catch or clasp fitting of a pair, cast in one piece with moulded relief decoration. The circular body has a indeterminate design of foliage. The loop is square, and the catch is an openwork triangle with a small scallop terminal. Wear above the terminal suggests that the paired catch to this fitting was probably T-shaped rather than hooked. The object has a dark green patina and appears complete.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-A5BCA0

Record ID: WAW-A5BCA0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch. The wings are semi-cylindrical, hower only one wing remains and this terminates with perforated wing cap. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The wing is undecorated. The bowhead is not hump-like in profile, instead the wings and bow head form an inverted 'L' shape in profile which is slightly curvaeous. At the junction of the bow head and wings there is an integrated perforated lug. The bow is sub semi-circular in section and is decorated with two feint vertical grooves which has fine ribbing between. The decora…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-A27112

Record ID: SUR-A27112
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a plated copper alloy contemporary copy of a medieval groat.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Monday 4th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-A1EAA7

Record ID: SUR-A1EAA7
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small gilded harness pendant with a broken gilded suspension mount. The mount has one integral rivet and there may have been a second. Both elements bear a lys within a lozenge.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-A1C1A2

Record ID: SUR-A1C1A2
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead papal bulla issued under Pope Gregory IX (1227-1241). Side 1: SPA SPE (Saints Paul and Peter) Side 2: GRE/GORIUS/PP VIII The bulla is in very fine condition with little sign of either wear or damage.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-A15CB1

Record ID: SUR-A15CB1
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver-plated copper alloy livery button showing a coat of arms of a family apparently beginning with an H. The lozenge-shape indicates that the female side of the family is concerned here. If the hatching can be trusted the main shield appears to be countercoloured, that is the right hand side echoes the left but the colours are reversed. In this instance, on the left side the ground is gold with a 'bend' of black and on the right the 'bend' is gold on a background of black. The smaller shield over them is difficult to make out in detail but its ground, if the hatching c…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-A12383

Record ID: SUR-A12383
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver-plated copper alloy livery button showing a stag running left on a mount of grass. The button is almost certainly of the Drewe family. The maker is Reynolds & Co, 50 St Martin's Lane, London.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-A0F812

Record ID: SUR-A0F812
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver-plated copper alloy livery button of the Farrar family of Abinger Hall in Surrey, not far from the findspot. The button shows a winged horseshoe which is a play on the name of Farrar/farrier. The present family still retains a box of similar livery buttons (see second photo). The maker is Reynolds & Co, 50 St Martin's Lane, London.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-A0DD18

Record ID: LEIC-A0DD18
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch, 36mm long, 6mm wide and 6mm thick. The brooch is in fair condition and weighs 4.23grams It consists of a circular sectioned bow with no decoration and is missing its catchplate, wings, spring and pin.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-A0D147

Record ID: SUR-A0D147
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Barbarous Radiate
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-A0C016

Record ID: SUR-A0C016
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A distorted oval medieval buckle frame with a narrow offset bar.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-9F2D14

Record ID: LON-9F2D14
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper alloy pan weight (18th century). The weight has a raised border on the upper side and concentric marks from the mould. The upper surface has three countermarks: a crowned G, a sword and possibly an ewer (this one is very weakly registered). These are stamps of authentication by the London Founders' Company.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-9BEB84

Record ID: HAMP-9BEB84
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn uninscribed uniface cast lead token of post-medieval date with a sexfoil on one face, in low relief (Powell Type 1 - petalled flower - see Fletcher 2005, 101). The circumference has become distorted outwards slightly at one point.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-9BA830

Record ID: PUBLIC-9BA830
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy flat or palstave axe dating to the Bronze Age, (2150-800BC). The object is incomplete and is rectangular in cross-section. The blade expands outwards and has a sharp cutting edge which is 1mm thick. Each surface of the object is very pitted and has areas of brown and green patination. The axe measures 47.5mm in length, 50mm in width and is 9mm thick and weighs 71.14g.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-911FA3

Record ID: WAW-911FA3
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy scabbard chape fragment. In plan the fragment is a sub 'V' shape with the upper edges being broken edges, with the exception of the centre which is the remains of decorative openwork. The outse face is decorated with elongated drop shaped cells radiating from the openwork. The reverse has a lip on the side edges forming a '¬' shaped profile. The chape has good surface preservation with a green-brown coloured surface. The chape measures 16.26mm long, 22.09mm wide, 6.03mm thick and weighs 4.1g. The chape is probably of the early Post Medieval period. It is s…
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-9106D2

Record ID: WAW-9106D2
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval cast copper alloy dress hook. The dress hook is made of a single piece of cast copper alloy. The body of the dress hook is an elongated trapezoid in plan. In section the body is semi-circular with slide flanges. The outer face of the dress hook body is undecorated. The reverse of the body is concave with an open upper edge. The lower edge has an integral tapering hook which is incomplete. The sides of the body has solder traces, and traces of the plate which is now missing. The surface of the dress hook is slightly abraded. The dress hook measures 30.11mm long,…
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-90F5D6

Record ID: WAW-90F5D6
Object type: BOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy clasp plate of probable Medieval date. It is trapezoidal in shape and formed mainly from a single sheet of copper alloy. The narrow edge has an off-set narrowed curled hook. The opposite terminal is a moulded 'W' shape. There are two perforations, one near each terminal. One perforation has a copper alloy rivet which protrudes through to the reverse. There is a second rivet in the other perofation which has a loop as the rivet head. On the reverse this rivet is flattened slightly and holds in place a rectangular fragment of a second plate. It measures 16.51mm in …
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-8F7765

Record ID: PUBLIC-8F7765
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy disc brooch of Roman date ( A.D. 80- A.D. 250). In plan the plate is circular with a raised border and raised Hexactinal design. At the centre is a raised copper alloy pellet. In the field surrounding the centre pellet the enamel is complete and red in colour. The outer cell is empty although there are small traces of red enamel on the outer edges of the arms of the star. On the rear face only part of the catch-plate remains as the curled over part which would have secured the pin is missing due to an old break. The pin is also missing. The spring mecha…
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th August 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DEV-8CDEC0

Record ID: DEV-8CDEC0
Object type: BARREL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Postmedieval copper alloy barrel tap part with fleur de lis style moulded handle measuring 34mm in width. Below the handle, there are three consecutive mouldings around the circumference of the shaft. The shaft, circular in horizontal section, tapers to 12mm diameter at the bottom. The item measures 75mm in length. The hole in the shaft served as the aperture through which liquid flowed into the tap's spout.
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 28th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-89C8E0

Record ID: LON-89C8E0
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Medieval - early Post Medieval copper alloy mount dating 1400-1600. The mount is constructed from a square piece of sheet copper alloy. There are four rivet holes; one in each corner of the mount and the lower right one still has the rivet present in situ. The front surface of the mount is decorated with an engraved pattern which is probably the letter "M" in black letter script with an interlace pattern below. However it is difficult to make out the detail of the letter and to be certain it is a "M". The engraved lines have been infilled with a white metal and there are t…
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Sunday 12th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-89C655

Record ID: NARC-89C655
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Polden Hill variant type brooch with silver wash still visible. 1st Century AD. 7 turns of the spring are still present. One rearward facing lug remains, and the iron axis pin survives within the spring, with corrosion showing. The fronts of the wings have two moulded ridges. The top of the bow has central crest which creates a lug for the spring to be held in place. The central crest runs approximately one quarter of the length of the upper bow, with a triangular grooves at either side of the crest and a a slight extension either side of the bow. The bo…
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-891285

Record ID: LON-891285
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy strap-end dating c. 1350 - c. 1400. The strap-end is constructed from a sheet of metal with one end folded over on itself forming the back plate. This back plate only extends approximately half-way up the length of the front plate. There is a rivet still in situ approximately mid-way along the outer edge. The rivet has a domed head. The edges of the front plate are curved and the corners are indented. The front surface is decorated with a stamped line forming a border around the edge and two diagonal lines which divide the surface into three sections. Th…
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-87C033

Record ID: LON-87C033
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy mount dating to the 16th century. The mount comprises a circular face with a rectangular long tab set at right angles; the end of the tab is a broken edge. The front of the circular face is decoratively cast with a pattern consisting of a central pellet with 4 further pellets set at the cardinal points all within a circular linear border, then a ring of pellets and a final circular linear border. The tab on the reverse is located slightly off-centre. Dimensions: length: 34.75mm; thickness: 12.35mm; diameter: 26.33mm; weight: 24.03g. Identification b…
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-87AE54

Record ID: LON-87AE54
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval incomplete iron knife probably dating 16th - 17th century. The knife has a single-edged blade and a whittle tang. The end of the blade is broken and missing. There is an integral iron hilt band. Some letters have been stamped into the blade just below the hilt band. The letters read "SD above and ORD below"; it is likely "ORD" is the end of a place name. Dimensions: length: 110.00mm; width: 17.69mm; thickness of the back of the blade: 2.89mm; diameter of hilt band: 14.40mm; weight: 36.75g. Identification by Geoff Egan, PAS Finds Advisor Medieval and Post Med…
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-87A6D8

Record ID: LON-87A6D8
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval lead alloy stud dating from the late 14th to the early 15th century. The mount has an integral rivet with an expanded head. There is a fragment of leather still adhering around the shank of the stud. The front has been decoratively cast to form a six petalled flower (sexfoil). Similar sexfoil mounts are illustrated in Egan & Pritchard (1991:190-1) and all date 1350-1400. Dimensions: thickness: 3.60mm; diameter: 11.14mm; weight: 0.70g. Reference: Egan G. and Pritchard F. 1991. Dress Accessories: Medieval finds from the Museum of London. The Stationery Office, London
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-875911

Record ID: DUR-875911
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval brooch consisting of a square frame with four lobes at the centre of each side. The internal edge of the frame is chamfered and on one side has an aperture into which is inserted the pin. The pin is bent and has a collar of punched decoration. The pin appears at some point to have been separated from the frame of the brooch and has been reattached the wrong way round. The frame too is badly distorted and broken along one edge. The brooch is silver-gilt, and dates from the fourteenth century. Dimensions: height 31 mm, width 30 mm. …
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-8705A3

Record ID: LON-8705A3
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy button dating to the 17th century. The button has an octagonal, front face with a simple looped shank on the reverse. The majority of the shank is missing. The front surface is decorated with the cast pattern of a horse and rider. Dimensions: thickness: 3.71mm; diameter: 16.03mm; weight: 2.34g.
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-866397

Record ID: LON-866397
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy incomplete toy - shy cock (18th century). Only the head of the cockerel remains. It has been cast and only one side is decorated with the details of the beak, comb, eye and feathers. Dimensions: length: 21.79mm; width: 16.35mm; thickness: 1.28mm; weight: 1.29g. Reference: Forsyth, H. and Egan, G. 2005. Toys, Trifles and Trinkets. Base Metal Miniatures from London 1200 to 1800. Unicorn Press, London. P. 238
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-7BE7A6

Record ID: WAW-7BE7A6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy buckle. The buckle is a 'D' shape in plan with a straight strap bar, which is sub-square in section. The pin is missing. The frame is moulded in the form of two flattened dolphins facing each other. The dolphins have a low-relief circular indentation as an eye, and a collar below each head. Where the noses of the dophins meet there is a pair of vertical ribs. Along each head of the dolphin there is a off-set crescent, whose edge is abraded. The interior edge of the loop there is an abraded casting edge which hasn't been removed for use. The reverse of the frame is…
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-7BDFE0

Record ID: WAW-7BDFE0
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 but are incomplete and abraded. One wing has an incomplete perforated wing cap, the other is missing. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The wings are undecorated. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is semi-circular in section. The bow head and bow are undecorated. The bow tapers to a blunt point which is a broken terminal just below the probable mid point. This break is not recent. The catchplate is therefore missing. The surface of the brooch is slightly abraded and has a mi…
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-76A7C4

Record ID: WAW-76A7C4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete fragment of a cast copper alloy Colchester derivative (Polden Hill style) brooch of Roman date (43-150AD). Approximately 25% of the brooch is present and consists of the bow head and part of the wings. The pin and foot are missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular in profile. The bow is D shaped in cross section. The bow has broken in antiquity at the point where it starts to narrow, just below the wings. The wings are incomplete and are rectangular in plan, D shaped in cross sectio…
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-7625F7

Record ID: WAW-7625F7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy two piece rectangular shoe buckle with drilled frame, dating to c.1720 - to 1790s. The fragment consists of approximately 15% of the original buckle frame, belonging to a rectangular shoe buckle type, with a drilled frame for a separate spindle, consisting of half of the side of the buckle frame. Both faces of the buckle frame are badly abraded and degraded, but it is possible to see two rows of beaded decoration on the front of the buckle, and in the corner, a ring and dot motif, with beaded edges. The back exhibits a central ridge, and a groov…
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-757C71

Record ID: LEIC-757C71
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bracelet fragment, 50mm long, 6mm wide and 1mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 2.13grams. The object consists about half to two thirds of a rectangular sectioned band which is decorated with incised with a series of short diagonal lines arranged either side of a central solid incised line. The decoration teminates with two transverse lines just before the object narrows and curves upwards to form a hook. The object is similar to eg. 1724 in Crummy, N. 'Roman small finds from Colchester'
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 7th January 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-751D86

Record ID: WAW-751D86
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy harness pendant and hanger of Medieval date (13th to 14th Centuries AD). The harness pendant consists of an abraded convex oval design, with central piercing. No traces of enamel are present on the surface of the pendant. From examination of the surface, it is possible that the external surface was divided up into six equal sections, with a horizontal divison between top and bottom sections. The pendant measures 38.39mm in length, 25.60mm width and 6.46mm thick. The metal is 0.70mm thick. It weighs 3.8 grams. The hanger consists of …
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-745E16

Record ID: NCL-745E16
Object type: PUNCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Medieval punch. A narrow rectangular shape that tapers into a point. The lower half is round in section whereas the upper half has flattened sides. The termination at the upper end is flat and angled. The surface is very worn and pitted with some areas dark in couor and others light green.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-7455F6

Record ID: NCL-7455F6
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead seal matrix of the Medieval period. It is pointed-oval in shape and a suspension lug on the reverse at one end. The Inscription reads: S' WILF [or C] AINERI. The words are separated by pellets with four pellets in the top point arranged in a lozenge shape. The central device is damaged, but appears to depict a possible weapon - perhaps a downward pointing sword/blade emerging from a gauntlet.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-743B27

Record ID: NCL-743B27
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Modern lead Russian flax seal dated to 1819. The seal is incomplete and a crude oval shape. The inscription on obverse reads ...HRH/1819. The reverse inscriptions reads ...A/MMEO/...OB/H60.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 19th July 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-741653

Record ID: NCL-741653
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy vessel handle probably from a late Medieval or Post-Medieval vessel such as a posnit or cauldron. The fragment consists of a sharply bent sub-circular sectioned rod with two flat ends. The fragment has a dark green and black surface which is pitted in parts leaving a lighter green pitted surface. The flat ends are smooth.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-740506

Record ID: NCL-740506
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A later Medieval lead cruciform pendant. The pendant has three arms of a similar width and one longer arm which is downward facing. The side arms are crudely formed with right arm bending upwards and the left beding downwards. The top arm is perforated in section. The front face is rounded and the back face is flat. A similar example can be found in Griffiths, D., Philpott, G and Egan, G. (2007) Meols: The Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast: 158, no. 1879.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-73E716

Record ID: NCL-73E716
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy zoomorphic pendant in the shape of a lion from the Medieval period. The suspension loop is incomplete. The lion is crouched on all fours in relief on the front face. The body is orientated to the left with a forward facing head. The back of the pendant is flat and undecorated.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-73D523

Record ID: LEIC-73D523
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval copper alloy and gold wrist clasp fragment, 23mm long, 21mm wide and 4mm thick. The fragment is in good condition and weighs 5.85grams. The clasp is an Epislon shaped type and the fragment represents about half of the hook portion. It is sub rectangular in form and rectangular in section. It has a rectangular protrusion on one edge which has a small rectangular 'hook' emerging from its underside. The opposite edge has the remains of a T shaped projection, used to secure to clothing. The decoration consists of a raised border forming a semi-circular shape attached to a l…
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 7th January 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-73D3C6

Record ID: NCL-73D3C6
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bracelet of late Roman date, c. 200-300. It is a strip bracelet with moulded decoration, which makes the bracelet D-shaped and sub-rectangular in section. The exterior side of the bracelet is decorated with a series of incised lines, whilst the interior side is undecorated. The line decoration follows a pattern of closely spaced lines followed by an undecorated panel. One end retains the original terminal of the bracelet with has a sub-square panel with a collar to its outside. The panel has a punched ring-and-dot in its centre and a collar. T…
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-73A8F2

Record ID: NCL-73A8F2
Object type: PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy cruciform object. The object has four tapering arms, three shorter with circular bosses at the terminals, and one longer. Two-thirds of the way down the longest arm there is a narrower boss, then the arm becomes flatter before a blunt end. There is red discolouration on parts of the object. This object type is sometimes known as a 'shroud pin' but the evidence for this interpretation is unclear. Compare ESS-A78D51.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-73A081

Record ID: NCL-73A081
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper-alloy and gilded square-headed brooch of the Anglo-Saxon period. The headplate consists of an inner panel made with a central quatrefoil set within five circumscribed squares (each missing the bottom fourth side between the quatrefoil and the bow). The second panel is C-shaped, again not enclosing the inner panel, and has scrolled T-shapes. There is no broad outer frame, though there is a double-line separating the second panel from the outside edges of the head. Gilding remains preserved in excellent condition in the incised decoration of the head. …
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-738B37

Record ID: NCL-738B37
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The lower section of a copper alloy swivel for a strap of Medieval date. The swivel could have any number of uses including: a restraint for pets, for suspending cooking vessels or for use in horse harnesses. The swivel has been broken and the upper section is missing. It is semi circular in shape with a flattened, sub rectangular shank on the longest flattened side. A protruding circular knob sits upon the sub rectangular shank which acts as the swivel. An example can be found in Griffiths, D., Philpott, G and Egan, G. (2007) Meols: The Archaeology of the N…
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-735E81

Record ID: NCL-735E81
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Medieval cast copper alloy purse suspension loop, missing the bar. The loop is an inverted drop-shape with a conical attachment and protruding knob meant to attach to the purse bar. The drop-shape is almost symmetrical apart from a slight bulging on one side. The loop is rectangular in section with slight rounding to the edges. The loop is of mostly even width apart from a slight bend at the head.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-735487

Record ID: NCL-735487
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy enamelled medieval harness pendant, quatre-foil in shape. The broken suspension loop is set at right angles to the display face. The enamelled display face is decorated with a central red flower of 6 petals set against a yellow background. Four trifoil leaf shapes are set into each lobe, blue-black in colour. A blue-black outline encompasses the edges. The back is undecorated.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-7333E2

Record ID: NCL-7333E2
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Medieval clasp. The clasp has a circular loop with a straight outer arm which protrudes from one side. The arm is flat in section, whilst the circular loop is thicker and rounded. The arm is bent at an upward angle from the loop and has two small rivets. The termination of the arm is flat and smooth. Similar examples of thr clasp can be found in both: Griffith, D., Philpott, R and Egan, G. (2007) Meols: The Archaeology of the North Wirral Cost: 111, no. 944. Egan, G., Pritchard, F. (2002) Medieval Dress A…
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-733037

Record ID: NCL-733037
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy one-piece single sharp hooked clasp. The clasp is sub-circular with moulded relief and openwork. A chequered lozenge ( interpreted as a pineapple, thistle or, most likely, a pinecone) sits within an engraved edge. There are 4 perforations either side of the lozenge. A ridged collar sits at the juncture of the plate and hook. The hook is slightly bent out of shape. The clasp belongs to Read's Class E, Type 3 as shown in Read, B. (2008) Hooked Clasps and Eyes, No 402, page 104.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-731667

Record ID: NCL-731667
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle, Egan type 12, late 13th-early 14th century. The buckle is D-shaped with an offset bar and thickened outer frame, which bears a central recess and a roller made from a strip of copper alloy. The pin is missing and there is a fracture in the frame near the thickened outer frame of one arm. An example of the Buckle can be found in Griffiths, D., Philpott, G. and Egan, G. (2007) Meols:The Archaeology of the North Wirral Cost: 84-86.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-730447

Record ID: NCL-730447
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy clasp. The sub-rectangular frame has an ornate outside edge with an incised representation of a monstrous face. Two circular perforations function as eyes of the beast; incised lines indicate the teeth. two projections at the corners indicate ears. The base of the pin is present but the shaft is missing. A similar example can be found in Griffiths, D, Philpott, R and Egan, G (2007) Meols: The Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast, No 721, page 721.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 2nd March 2015
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-71D941

Record ID: LON-71D941
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval lead alloy incomplete seal matrix dating 13th - 14th century. This seal matrix is flat and pointed oval in shape, it is broken across the midline so there is no evidence of a pierced lug remaining. The die has the partial inscription around the edge "FE V(or L)C' GOI" and the central motif appears to be a star burst. Dimensions: length: 25.35mm; width: 28.34mm; thickness: 3.37mm; weight: 10.02g.
Created on: Monday 20th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-67F7F0

Record ID: CORN-67F7F0
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Zulu assegai (stabbing spear) blade of the Umkhonto (long-bladed spear) type, with a tapering tang bound secured with a woven wire collar into a short wooden haft. The wire collar was originally found with the blade, but is now missing. The tang shape is quite distinctive, square in section tapering to a point, 12 mm wide and 133 mm long. The Royal Armouries in Leeds have several similar examples, Nos xxvil.265-7 (without hafts or collars) and xxvil. 211 (with hafts) (Thom Richardson pers comm). 19th century A possible explanation for the reason…
Created on: Sunday 19th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-5FB0C7

Record ID: PUBLIC-5FB0C7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy zoomorphic buckle. The buckle is D-shaped with a broad outer frame and narrowed bar. The outer frame has a pin rest in the middle of the outer frame, with shallow cast grooves across the breadth of the frame, which become increasingly angles and more closely spaced as the frame joins the bar. The terminals of the frame bear worn, facing beasts' heads, from which the bar emerged. The frame is bevelled but flattens towards the strap bar, with the lower edge projecting more than the upper edge. The pin is missing.
Created on: Sunday 19th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BUC-4F7762

Record ID: BUC-4F7762
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy Nauheim derivative brooch, the bow of which may have been bent into a hook at some later time. There are three turns of the spring and a flat cross-sectioned undecorated bow. A small scrap of the top of the catch plate is present but the end of the bow is missing. The pin is also missing.
Created on: Saturday 18th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as ' Horsenden', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-38B460

Record ID: LEIC-38B460
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy D shaped buckle 20mm long, 16mm wide and 2mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 1.43 grams. It consists of a plain rectangular sectioned buckle loop with a pointed central pin rest.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 17th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-35B773

Record ID: NARC-35B773
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy mount or belt-stiffener, of post-medieval date. Sub-rectangular in plan, with serrated edges and four curved cut-outs on each side. Horizontal groove at each end and a wavy line at one end. The prongs on the reverse are rectangular in cross-section and folded over.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 25th June 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-3587D6

Record ID: NARC-3587D6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy sub-rectangular shoe buckle with drilled frame and stud chape. Spindle is iron. Pin is triangular in plan. Convex. No decoration. 1690-1720. Similar can be found in Whitehead's "Buckles 1250-1800", page 102, figure 659.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 17th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-356106

Record ID: LEIC-356106
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy sword fragment, 33mm long, 27mm wide and 4 mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs ?? The object is sub triangular in form and is slighly rhomboid in section. each side tapers inwards slightly and tapers in width to a blade edge. Above this the object has a recessed sub-rectangular protrusion, the lower edges of which are formed by the incomplete circular fixing holes which would have secured the blade to its handle. The size of the object suggests it is a fragment of a Ewart Park phase sword.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-356013

Record ID: NARC-356013
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete cast trapezoidal shoe buckle with a drilled frame with stud chape and pin. The axis bar is iron. Transverse grooves on the centre of each side. 1660-1720 AD. Pin is triangular. Similar in Whitehead's "Buckles 1250-1800", page 99.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 17th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-352DF7

Record ID: NARC-352DF7
Object type: BUCKLE FRAME
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy single loop D-shaped buckle with lipped frame. 1350-1450. Similar can be seen in Whitehead's "Buckles 1250-1800", page 21, figure 75.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 17th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-3520D2

Record ID: NARC-3520D2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead token or counter. Circular in plan. Slightly convex upper surface giving it a D-shape in section. Flat plain base. The upper surface has a design similar to a stag in relief. A similar item can be seen at DEV-4D5964.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 17th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-34ADD4

Record ID: LEIC-34ADD4
Object type: SPEARHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy spearhead? tip, 41mm long, 11mm wide and 9mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 12.11 grams. The object is in triangular in form and rhombus in section. It has a distinct bevelled line visible in places on both sides. Its edges are very worn and it has a fully circular void in its underside.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-3465A6

Record ID: NARC-3465A6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy weight. Squat pyramid shape in profile. Circular in plan. The base has moulding lines and a circular scar from a possible suspension loop. Its conical shape may suggest it was used as a form of plumb bob, although a general use suspended weight is more likely. Post-medieval.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 21st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-345E03

Record ID: LEIC-345E03
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy shot, four shot with a diameter of 10 (3) and 11mm. The weight range is 5.20,6.4 and 6.6grams.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 17th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-345024

Record ID: LEIC-345024
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, 29mm in diameter and 8mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 39.88grams. It consists of a flat bottomed circle which has a flat border on its upper surfcae. It then tapers steeply upwards to its central hole, which is 11mm in diameter. It has no other decoration.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 17th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-343348

Record ID: KENT-343348
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy Post Medieval button. The button has a flat circular head, and an integral sub circular shaft, with a short stem and circular perforation to make the loop. on thefront is a 5 petal flower design. This is likely to date to the 17thcentury. A similar button can be seen BH-80A565
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 27th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-33F0F5

Record ID: KENT-33F0F5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy Roman brooch. The brooch is a T-shaped type, with a head plate and fixed head loop. The head loop is missing a small piece and so is not quite complete. The head plate in sub rectangular in shape, from which the bow projects out at a 90 degree angle. The bow has a curved profile, and an almost triangular cross section. it thins towards the foot. There are vericle liner grooves at the top of the bow, and then evenly spaced horizontal groves down the side of the bow (4 in total). The foot ends in a small globular protrusion. The catch plate is complete, and …
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 27th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-33A6B4

Record ID: KENT-33A6B4
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy pin. The pin has a small spherical globular head, and an incomplete shaft. The shaft has a circular cross section. It is in a fair condition. This pin could be Roman in date.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 27th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-335A15

Record ID: NARC-335A15
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper alloy finger ring with repetitive cresent and star decoration stamped in relief. Small dots around the cresents. Manufacture method and style of decoration strongly suggest a later post-medieval date of 19th century AD. The frame f the finger ring is 4.5mm wide and 0.6mm thick. It has been flattened, probably due to post-depositional action, and has broken vertically along what is likely to be the natural break/solder line.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 17th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-2541A5

Record ID: NARC-2541A5
Object type: BUCKLE FRAME
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy buckle frame. Single loop strap 'tensioner', with no recess for a pin. 1300-1500 AD. Similar in Whitehead's "Buckles 1250-1800" - page 43, figure 248.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-252CC0

Record ID: NARC-252CC0
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pewter button with Prince of Wales feathers moulded in relief. Possible also "ICH DEIN" underneath feathers, but now illegible. Rectangular in section, and circular in plan. Suspension loop now missing. Mould lines on the reverse. 17th century AD. Similar in Brian Read's "Metal Buttons AD 600-AD 1700", page 70, figure 326.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-24C4E2

Record ID: NARC-24C4E2
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy key. 13-14th century AD. A bow oval in plan, 13mm wide aith a frame circular in section and 2mm thick. The shank is hollow and circular in section and 3mm wide, although slightly wider and wedge shaped at the join of the bow. The tooth projects downwards at 90degrees and is sub-rectangular in plan with a slight notch on teh outside edge. The tooth is 4.5mm x 6mm. It weighs 3.78g. Similar can be found in Brian Read's "History beneath Our Feet", page 87.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-239B55

Record ID: KENT-239B55
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy mount, probably of medieval date. The D-shaped openwork mount has a central D-shaped hole and three protrusions from the top, bottom and front of the D, each of which appear to have traces of three or four transverse engraved grooves.. At the end of each protrusion is a pierced circular lug with traces of an iron rivet through each one. The sides of the mount are bevelled
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 18th March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-2286C7

Record ID: SUR-2286C7
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy animal bell c40mm in diameter. The bell has radiating engraved lines and bears the engraved initials WG.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-227746

Record ID: SUR-227746
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy vessel rim. The rim is from a cauldron and the exterior has deep file marks. The body is 2.09mm thick and the rim thickens to 5.14mm.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-226896

Record ID: SUR-226896
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy terminal to a knife of composite construction. The terminal is basically D-shaped and has a short projecting scroll.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-225BE6

Record ID: SUR-225BE6
Object type: HARNESS HOOK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A partly curved, partly straight bar which terminates in a gilded bun-shaped knop.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-223AF3

Record ID: SUR-223AF3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim fragment of a cast copper alloy vessel in which are three drilled holes. Attached to the upper face is a fragment of sheet formerly attached with three rivet holes. A thin concentric line appears c10mm from the edge of the rim. The edge of the rim is not thickened. The diameter of the vessel would have been about 17-18mm.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-221AB3

Record ID: SUR-221AB3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval decorative openwork strap mount with three bent attachment spikes on the reverse. One side of the mount has a loop projection. The mount is very worn
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-220F55

Record ID: SUR-220F55
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A two-part cast copper alloy fitting, possibly for attachment to a metal vessel. The fitting comprises a flatted spherical knop through which runs a square-section rod. The rod extends integrally from a pulley-like element at the back of which is a short integral rivet. The latter may have been attached to a sheet metal vessel.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-20EC93

Record ID: SUR-20EC93
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval oval buckle frame with a narrow offset bar and the remains of a wire pin.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-20D458

Record ID: SUR-20D458
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A buckle frame of double oval form together with its plate, iron pin and iron rivet. There were originally two rivets. The object is very corroded and it is not clear if there is cast decoration on the frame.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-1F3946

Record ID: LEIC-1F3946
Object type: LUG (HANDLE)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy handle? 62mm long, 10mm wide and 11mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 23.25grams. It is rectangular in form and section and has chamferred corners. One end has a flat edge behind a circular 'collar'. This edge contains a sub rectangular scar, suggetsing a blade or another shaft? The object widens at a point off its centre and here there are two recessed bands. The other end terminates in a sub circular knop.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-1F1071

Record ID: BERK-1F1071
Object type: ESCUTCHEON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy hanging bowl mount (escutcheon) in the form of a human head. The facial features are clear (expressionless) and the mount also details longish hair. The mount is broken at the base of the neck. There is a large circular mounting hole in the back of the head. This example dates from the early Post-medieval period, late 16th - 17rth century. It survives in good condition and would have been one of a pair attached to a double-spouted bowl, the later examples being remeniscent of a copper kettle. The round mounting hole on the reverse of the mount would have been where…
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th January 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-1EBD80

Record ID: BERK-1EBD80
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy double-looped / roughly trapezoidal buckle dating from AD 1450-1650. The buckle is incomplete, missing almost all of one half but it does retain its iron pin.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-1EA914

Record ID: WAW-1EA914
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy horse harness pendant. The pendant has a '+' shaped body which is suspended within a quatrefoil shaped frame. The '+' shaped pendant is decorated with a central pellet which is actually a dome-headed rivet and the rivet protrudes on the reverse, which is bent over. The side and lower arms terminal is slightly moulded forming a trefoil. The upper arm is elongated and develops into a perforated lug. The pendat is suspended within a quatrefoil frame which has a small knop protruding from each corner on the exterior edge. The upper leaf is also extended there is an off…
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-1E9544

Record ID: WAW-1E9544
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy ampulla. In plan it is sub-drop shape with horizontal linear upper edge. This hoirntal edge of the ampulla appears to have been crimped closed. Just below the upper edge the neck of the ampulla is slightly waisted with the remains of a lug either side, which were broken, but not recently. The ampulla has, in profile a slight 'D' shape. Both lower faces of the ampulla are undecorated. The surface of the ampulla has developed a light grey/cream coloured patina. Its length from the upper edge to the apex of the base is 49.7mm, the maximum width across the lo…
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-1E5108

Record ID: WAW-1E5108
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Medieval strap end. The strap end is a sub-rectangle in plan which tapers slightly and one narrow terminal is pointed with a knop at the terminal. The opposite terminal is a 'W' shape. The strap end is made up of two copper alloy sheets divided by a copper alloy spacer. The two sheets are held together by a copper alloy rivet at either terminal. The strap end is undecorated. The surface of the strap end has a mid green patina. In length the strap end is 25.55mm, 16.26mm wide and 3.33mm thick. It weighs 4.6g. In Egan and Pritchard there are similar str…
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-1D7B07

Record ID: WAW-1D7B07
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy brooch. The wings are cylindrical with a slot in the centre revealing a copper alloy axis bar. The hinged pin which would have been fixed to the axis bar is missing. The bow head is hump-like, and angular in profile. Integral to the upper edge of the bow head thereis an elongated perforated lug. The upper portion of the bow is sub-rectangular in plan and in section. This portion is decorated with two vertical rectagnular cells which have traces of enamel within them. The mid point of the bow there is a moulded acanthus with a collar above and below. Th…
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-1CFF05

Record ID: WAW-1CFF05
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap fitting; decorative mount. In plan the mount is a sub-circular. The mount is domed in profile and has moulded decoration forming a central pellet atthe centre of the cross. Each arm ofthe cross terminates with a simplistic lis. The reverse of the mount has two integral, oval sectioned studs, both are broken. The surface of the mount is has traces of a dark green patina, but most of it is abraded and has red copper corrosion. The mount is 12.14mm long, 11.12mm wide and 3.42mm thick. It weighs 1.3g. The mount probably dates to the Post Medieval p…
Created on: Thursday 16th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-0F2D96

Record ID: SUR-0F2D96
Object type: SWORD POMMEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plain copper alloy sword pommel. The pommel is hollow and triangular with inwardly curving sides. On the apex is a rectangular slot for the iron tang. Iron corrosion is present.
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-0EDC61

Record ID: SUR-0EDC61
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plain medieval strap end formed of two sheets secured with two rivets. The shaped terminal ends in a trefoil.
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-0EAA43

Record ID: SUR-0EAA43
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A short and stubby foot from a cast copper alloy vessel such as a cauldron. Part of the smooth internal face also survives. The foot has a triangular section and is 21.73 wide. On the exterior are carbonised deposits.
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-0E1630

Record ID: SUR-0E1630
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A mount of later 11th or 12th century date and of uncertain purpose. The mount is flat and has a trilobe apex and two larger sideways projecting lobes. The three upper lobes are slightly truncated and bear iron staining. Centrally is a circular rivet hole. There is a further pair of small rivet holes in the two lower corners as well as a large circular hole in the centre of the lower edge. The mount is decorated with crudely-punched double or triple strands of opposed triangles which form, together with the profile of the object, opposed and joined spirals.
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-0D9223

Record ID: LIN-0D9223
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy buckle dating to the medieval period. The frame is rectangular in plan with slightly concave sides. The lip is expanded, rectangular in cross-section and decorated with four transverse grooves. The bar is narrowed. The pin is intact.
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-0D8422

Record ID: LIN-0D8422
Object type: HASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible strap end or belt mount dating to the late Early Medieval period. The object comprises an openwork rectangular frame that tapers slightly. Both ends are incomplete. The narrower end has two arms extending forming a large square or retangular panel. The other end is broken around three oval cells. The main body of the object is decorated with oval openwork cells arranged in a 1:2:1:2 etc manner. The upper and lower frame is square in cross-section and decorated with projecting square knops on the upper and lower edges, and similar knops between on the side of the frame. The …
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th March 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-0D7224

Record ID: LIN-0D7224
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Anglo-Scandinavian copper alloy strap end, Thomas type A. The strap end is elongated, rectangular in cross-section and terminates with an animal head. The features are worn but it had large ears and a prominant snout. The body of the strap end is decorated with a lozenge shaped panel filled with worn cross-hatches. The attachment end is incomplete.
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th March 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-0D64E5

Record ID: LIN-0D64E5
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy pin dating to the middle Anglo-Saxon period. The pin has a solid globular head decorated with seventeen ring and dot motifs. The shaft is circular in cross-section and bent 12mm beyond the head. The terminal is incomplete. There is a moulded collar beneath the head.
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-0D1201

Record ID: LIN-0D1201
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Langton Down brooch. The brooch wings are damaged and the spring is missing. The bow is flat and tapers gently to the terminal. Thw bow is decorated with five ribs. There is an incomplete catchplate on the reverse surrounded by iron corrosion.
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-0CFB37

Record ID: LIN-0CFB37
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy gilded disc brooch dating to the third or fourth century. The brooch is oval and has a raised oval rib in the centre. This would have held a conical boss or setting, now missing. The field between the perimeter and the rib is decorated with two rope-like bands. The surface has been gilded. There is a worn catchplate and lug on the reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-0CEC28

Record ID: WAW-0CEC28
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy buckle. In plan the buckle is sub-triangular with a narrowed and off-set strap bar. The exterior edge of the apex of the loop is triangular in plan with a notch traversing the frame. The flat upper surface of the frame is decorated with fine ribbing. The terminal of the strap bar is off-set, narrowed and is oval in section. The reverse of the frame is flat and undecorated. The pin is missing. Attached to the strap bar is a buckle plate which is a rectangular plate folded in half over the strap bar. The fold has a central rectagnular slot to allow for the pin…
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Sunday 12th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-0B7BB8

Record ID: WAW-0B7BB8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy buckle with an integral strap fitting. The frame is triangular in plan with an oval interior edge. The integral plate is an elongated sub-rectangular with moulded decoration in the form of ribbing, collars, and with a trefoil shaped terminal. It is sub-rectagnular in section. Towards the buckle frame there is a circular hole through which, originally, the pin would have been fixed. There is a rivet hole behind the pin hole which is filled with the remains of an iron rivet. The surface of the object is abraded and traces of a thin mid green coloured patina. It …
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 11th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-0B0563

Record ID: WAW-0B0563
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The brooch is possibly a cast copper Colchester brooch. The wings are missing and the bow head is formed like an inverted 'L' shape with abraded areas where the wings would have been. The patina, however covers the area where the spring should protrude. The bow is quite angular in profile and is an inverted triangle which is elonhated and tapers towards the bow foot which is a broken and slightly damaged edge. The bow is sub-triangular in section. There are the remains of the catchplate which has openwork as decoration. The surface of the brooch is abraded and has patches of a mid g
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 11th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-0A0543

Record ID: WAW-0A0543
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Iron Age fitting. In plan it is asymetrical rectangle with two original edges, the others are broken, but not recently. The original edges are moulded with the corner forming a sub pointed oval and a convex longer edge. The upper surface has two comma shaped cells filled with red enamel, one cell is almost complete and the other is fragmentary. The reverse of the object appears to have a large cell but the edges are corroded and abraded. The fragment measures 39.61mm long, 19.89mm wide, 7.34mm thick and weighs 16.1g. The fragment is dated t…
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Sunday 12th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-09B890

Record ID: WAW-09B890
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy Medieval seal matrix. The matrix is a flat-backed type. The back has a ridge across the reverse tapering in thickness. The most thick terminal has an incomplete perforated lug. In plan the matrix is a pointed oval, however about a quarter is missing. The underside of the matrix has a legend and central device. The legend reads 'S' ISABE[ ]RE'. The device is an elongated eight-petalled flower. The matrix measures 23.88mm long, 19.53mm wide and 5.71mm thick. It weighs 6.1g. The surface of the matrix is a matte mid grey. Harvey and McGuinnes…
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 11th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-09AA64

Record ID: WAW-09AA64
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete sub circular buckle with folded buckle plate of late Medieval dating (c.1350 - c. 1400). The buckle can be described in several sections: Frame, pin and plate. The frame is sub circular in shape and triangular in cross section. A short straight section (bar) is present, located on the right hand side for attachment of the buckle plate and pin. The frame is externally bevelled. It is 19.45mm long and 24.55mm wide. The frame is 2.22mm wide. The pin consists of a short strip of sheet copper alloy metal, sub rectangular in plan with tapering sides and a thi…
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-08B805

Record ID: WAW-08B805
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete small cast copper-alloy gilded buckle plate of medieval date (12th to 13th century AD). The surviving plate is sub-rectangular in plan and irregular in cross section. It consists of the upper plate of of a folded sheet buckle plate. Old breaks are present at the fold. The lower plate and the buckle are missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The upper surface is decorated with a raised lion passant guardant with head turned backwards within a frame; the tail curves round on itself. The field in which this sits has been stippled using small punching a…
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-086516

Record ID: BERK-086516
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable lead alloy token with a thick flan, possibly for agricultural use and dating from the late 16th to 17th centuries. The token is decorated on both faces; one face has a seven-spoked wheel with pellet in each angle, while the other has what appears to be a squared geometric design, although this face has suffered some damage and the design is not clear. This token has an unusally thick flan, measuring 5.18mm thick and weighing 22.2gms.
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 27th June 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-FD50C6

Record ID: WAW-FD50C6
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy Roman stylus. The stylus has a faceted stem, which is a octahedron in section. This portion of the stem is narrowed. The terminal which originally would have the point or nib is slightly expanded in diameter and is circular in section, becoming wider to the tip. This terminal would be pointed but instead there is a flat edge which may be covered with iron corrosion. This perhaps suggests that the point/nib was seperate and possibly interchangable. The opposite terminal is the eraser, and this is a waisted rectangle in plan and it tapers slightly in depth to the bla…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th February 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-FD2242

Record ID: WAW-FD2242
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy unidentified object. The object is circular in section and has an elongated drop shape with the upper edge forming an expanded collar. The lower edge of the drop moment terminals with a circular knop. The upper surface reveals a circular perforation, but the depth is uncertain. The surface of the object is heavily abraded and has traces of a red copper corrosion. There are patches of a mid green heavy patina. It measures 39.46mm long, 17.37mm diameter and weighs 34g. The function of the object is unknown, but the patina may suggest a Roman date.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-FCEFE2

Record ID: WAW-FCEFE2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy finger ring. The hoop is 'D' shaped in section. The bezel is rectagnular in plan which has an oval shaped cell which is filled with a white paste. The paste is possibly a white lime-based cement to secure a setting which is now missing. Either side of the bezel there is a smaller rectangular moulding which is decorated with ribbing. The hoop tapers until at the shoulders there is a moulded off-set square platform decorated with a 'X' and then the loop continues to tapers . The bezel and hoop are intregral to each other. The surface of the finger ring has an incompl…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th November 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-FB4742

Record ID: BERK-FB4742
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy token with images on both faces. One face has a square in the centre, with diagonal lines running from corner to corner through a central pellet. There are multiple lines totally surrounding the square that are perpendicular to its sides. The other face has what may be a crude attempt at a fleur-de-lys design, again surrounded on all sides by perpendicular lines. This latter design is similar to one on a possible merchant's token dating from the 15th century. Although there are many tokens that attempt to depict a fleur-de-lys, this specific example could not be found but…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-F88553

Record ID: LEIC-F88553
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy and gold swivel mount, 41mm long, 8mm wide and 7mm thick. The object is in fair condition with a weight of 5.85grams. The object is rectangular in form and section and is almost complete. It consists of a central circular collar, 8mm high, which would have held formed one have of the swivel mechanism. On either side of this the bar consists of ornate U shaped sections with serif like terminals. There are two complete sections on one side, which seems to be the complete length of the object, and one and half on the other. The object has traces of gilding all over i…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st June 2015
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BH-F8CB92

Record ID: BH-F8CB92
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch. The form of the remaining portion stringly suggests that this is part of a bow-and-fantail brooch. For a complete example, see NLM-8B80E1. Such brooches date from the mid 1st to mid 2nd century AD. The head consists of a hollow, horizontally-aligned cylinder which is slightly damaged at one end and has a transverse groove along the top of the upper surface. At the centre of the underside is a slit, in which is visible a spring coil or part of the pin. Protruding upwards from the top of the head is the remnant of a chain loop. The bow consist…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Saturday 23rd August 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DENO-F859F1

Record ID: DENO-F859F1
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-Medieval lead musket ball, impacted, flat on one side. Diameter 17.7mm, thickness (after impaction) 15.7mm, weight 29.0g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-F84EE2

Record ID: LEIC-F84EE2
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy ampulla, 49mm long, 27mm wide and 11mm thick. The object is in good condition and weighs 68.72grams. The object is in the form of a sub rectangular bag with a rounded lower half. There are no traces of any suspension lugs and it appears to have had a hole punched through it near its neck. It has no visible decoration.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-F83766

Record ID: WAW-F83766
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy annular brooch of later medieval date (1300-1450). The brooch is approximately 50% complete, consisting only of the circular (annular) frame. The pin is missing, presumably lost in antiquity. In plan the brooch is an irregular oval (probably originally circular) with a triangular cross section, with the apex pointing towards the centre of the brooch. The external (outside) edge has been decorated by a series of V-shaped notches, regularly spaced approximately every 2mm. The back of the brooch is plain, apart from fine file marks from the fi…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-F82755

Record ID: LEIC-F82755
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman?? copper alloy head, 24mm long, 18mm wide and 17mm thick. The object is in good condition and weighs 23.24grams. The object is in the form of a bearded head with large oval shaped ears, almond eyes and prominent nose. It sits on an oval 'plate' which is placed at a slight diagonal angle and the neck sits within a V shaped incision, suggestive of clothing? The head has a small protrusion which may be the base of a suspension loop? It is difficult to date but its form perhaps suggests it may be a suspended weight, possibly of Roman date? Another possibility is an anth…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 20th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-F780F6

Record ID: LEIC-F780F6
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy Ampulla, 55mm long, 27mm wide and 11mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 46.87grams. It is bag shaped with a sub rectangular form and has the remains of two lugs positioned about halfway down. The surface has unusual decoration, one one side it has curved bands with upright linears seperating fluer like motifs, possibly representing a crown? The other side is more worn but its lower half has joined raised rectangles, in a sub triangular form, perhaps representing a net?
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-F752D3

Record ID: LEIC-F752D3
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy seal matrix, 33mm long, 22mm wide and 4mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 12.20grams. It is vessica shaped with a central 8 petalled flower motif. The inscription appears to read +S'REGINALD CLVME. The reverse has a small rectangular plate which appears to be the remains of a loop.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-F70E84

Record ID: LEIC-F70E84
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy ampulla, 51mm long, 31mm wide and 9mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 60.80grams. It is a bag shaped ampulla with a circular body and a small lug at each side of the neck, one of which is still intact. The ampulla is decorated on one side, with a six petalled flower motif.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-F69CD5

Record ID: WAW-F69CD5
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost intact cast bronze / copper alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date (1000 - 800 BC). The axe is almost complete (95%), with only a few chips missing from the edge of the blade. The original edge of the blade is not present so it is hard to determine how the blade extended outwards. The axe is sub rectangular in plan, with the edge of the cutting edge appears to expand / flare outwards to form an convex cutting edge. The expanded blade has a curved convex (crescent shaped) cutting edge which is relatively poorly preserved. The socket is sub square in cross section, wit…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 30th September 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-F49688

Record ID: WAW-F49688
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Wirral brooch of Roman date (c.100-200AD). It consists of part of the head, spring and the central part of the bow; the foot and pin are missing. The bow of the brooch has an angular comma shaped profile and a rectangular shaped cross section. The break across the head is old and patinated. The bow tapers to a point below the decorated enamel panel. The head consists of three horizontal ribs. The top of the head is broken, so the headloop section is missing. The bow consists of an upper decorated enamel panel, consisting of three vertical recessed column…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th February 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-F48F38

Record ID: WMID-F48F38
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
2010 T528 Small silver finger-ring, with circular hoop which is semi-circular in section. This expands and swells slightly at the top. The ring is entirely undecorated and its size suggests it was probably intended to be worn on the small finger. Date: More than 300 years old, and probably of Roman date. Ext. d.: 17.0mm Int. d.: 14.4mm Wt.: 1.2g Note: this items are made substantially of silver and is more than 300 years old, and thus qualifies as treasure as stipulated in the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Richard Hobbs Curator, Romano-British Collections, Prehistory & Europe, The …
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-F45723

Record ID: WMID-F45723
Object type: NECKLACE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2010 T527: Brewood area, Staffs. A Roman gold necklace link. The plain wire oval frame, looped at both ends, encloses a central bar and double-pelta motif made from filigree beaded wire. Clear signs of wear are visible on the internal distal end of the fastening loops. This is probably a small link from a composite gold necklace interspersing simple links like this one with gems or gem-set components (c.f. Marshall 1911, 2730 and C.M. Johns 1976, 'A Roman gold and emerald necklace from Canon Street, London', Antiquaries Journal 56, 247). For individual links see e.g…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F3F8C4

Record ID: DUR-F3F8C4
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy part of a collar or knobbed bracelet of Late Hallstatt or early La Tene date (800-350BC). It consists of three raised solid domes, linked together in a line, slightly curved and flat on the reverse. The left-hand side dome/knob (as on the photograph) has the remains of a circular cross-section stud or shaft which would have attached this section of the collar or bracelet to other sections. The right-hand side dome/knob has a central groove at the end which widens and goes from top to bottom and then runs along to the middle of the base of this section. It also has …
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 21st December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-F3F721

Record ID: LEIC-F3F721
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unknown gold object, 17mm long, 8mm wide and 6mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 6.65 grams. The object is sub-rectangular in form and section with tapering sides and has a flat sub-rectangular piece of gold plate soldered to it.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-F3D404

Record ID: SWYOR-F3D404
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy Roman brooch of the T-shaped type, probably a sawfish type dating from 70 - 150 AD. It Compare to Hattat's Visual catalogue of Ancient Brooches (Figure 163, number 31). The short bow is triangular in section and tapers from a wide shoulder to a narrow foot which is slightly raised and is divided from the rest of the bow by a shallow groove. There is a narrow ridge of metal running for a short distance down the centre of the bow, beginning near the head. There is no other decoration visible on either the bow or the two short tubular wings. The edges of the bow may …
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F39096

Record ID: DUR-F39096
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Post Medieval belt stud, 16-17th century. In plan it is a six-petalled flower, it has been gilded on the front. The central circular part of the flower is domed and solid. The edges of the flowers are decorated with a line of punched dots all the way around. On the reverse are the remains of two studs which are bent over and broken.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F36CE7

Record ID: DUR-F36CE7
Object type: FIREARM
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy fragment of a ramrod terminal pipe from a Post Medieval musket, pistol or other gun. It is linear in plan, almost a thin pointed oval. Both ends are broken. The right-hand terminal (in the photograph) narrows almost to a point and where it begins to narrow it also curves slightly. The left hand terminal (in the photograph) is broken before it narrows so much. It has a rectangular cross-section and each face is flat and plain with no decoration. It has a mainly green patina with some patches of lighter green from corrosion. There is also one orangey patch due to…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 28th November 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F35A44

Record ID: DUR-F35A44
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead cloth seal, 17th century in date. It is a four-piece seal, mostly complete. Only two faces retain the stamps, those on the large circles (the inner discs). The connecting strip is still attached at the end, as it was folded in half. The stamps consist of the arms of Britain on one face, slightly off-struck. On the other side is 'CAR/SAY/166...'. This refers to the fact it was a seal on kersey cloth, this was made in various places in England, Yorkshire being one of those. Unfotunately the last year of this seals date is missing. These types of seal usually date from the 16…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F33A27

Record ID: DUR-F33A27
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Medieval key fragment, 15th century in date. Only the bit remains having broken and missing most of the stem. The stem is sub-circular in cross section and hollow. The bit is broken, it would have had two pieces, one remains just as a small stub. The other bit has a straight ourer edge with an irregular cleft on the inner side. The base is wider and thicker than the rest of the bit.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F31E57

Record ID: DUR-F31E57
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy rectangular bar with triangular enamel panels, probably Roman in date. It is rectangular in plan and in cross-section. The upper face is split into triangular panels by a central zig-zag line. These panels are infilled with enamel, the upper line being red, the lower being blue. There are four blue triangles and the red, the last upper triangle having lost its enamel. The mount is then broken. The reverse of the item is plain and flat. It has a generally green patina with some darker patches on the reverse due to corrosion. It is uncertain what the funct…
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 26th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F300A6

Record ID: DUR-F300A6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast Medieval lead spindle whorl, c.1100- 1500. It is sub-circular in plan with a central circular perforation. It is biconical with both faces decorated with cast, raised decoration. This takes the form of lines radiating from the central hole splitting the face into sections. In these sections are raised dots, between 3 and 5 depending on the section.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-F2E8C5

Record ID: DUR-F2E8C5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circular lead weight from the Post Medieval period. It is circular in plan and flat. It has a central circular hole and then four circular holes around it, forming an X-shape if they were joined up. On the front the central hole had a groved circle around it which cuts through the four outer circles. In between each of the outer circles are two short grooved lines, radiating from the centre, forming a cross. On the reverse there are some traces of these lines but not to the same degree as on the front.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-E49A78

Record ID: WAW-E49A78
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy single looped oval buckle with two projecting knops and offset bar, typically of mid 13th to 15th Century dating. It consists of a oval frame, with an narrow offset bar, with a recess for the leather strap. The pin is missing. The outer edge of the buckle is decorated. There are two diagonally extending prominent knops, both plain in decorative details. A collar is present at the base of each knop. The knops are flanking a recessed central section on the outer edge. This section has three grooves, the central one would have formed the rest for the pin. The back…
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-E42795

Record ID: DUR-E42795
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Post Medieval key, 16-17th centuries in date. The key has broken at the end of the shaft before the loop. The shaft is circular and appears hollow. Where it meets the loop is a small collar. The bit appears to be solid and is made up of two sub-rectangular sections, similar but with the end one being bigger. They both have an extended collar near the base, with a sub-square section taken out of the top and one taken out of each side.
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-E3FD15

Record ID: WAW-E3FD15
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy annular buckle (or possible annular 'ring' brooch) of medieval date (1200-1400). The buckle is circular in plan with a circular cross section. There is no evidence for a constriction within the frame of the buckle to which a pin would fit. Instead the pin is attached by a large loop which moves freely around the frame. There is also no evidence of a recessed pin rest on the frame. The pin is incomplete and relatively large; the tip of the pin is slightly damaged. A small groove is present on the underside of the pin just below the tip. It is attached to th…
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-E3F532

Record ID: DUR-E3F532
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Roman stud. It is circular in plan, domed and hollow on the reverse. The front has concentric grooved circles with a central raised nipple. There is the remains of a circular stud on the reverse. This sort of stud could be used on furniture, harness or belts.
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-E3A3F1

Record ID: DUR-E3A3F1
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Medieval spindle whorl, c.1100-1500 in date. It is circular in plan with a central circular perforation. It is biconical and would have had moulded decoration on both faces but this has now mainly worn away. The edges are also uneven due to wear and damage.
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-E39785

Record ID: DUR-E39785
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Early Medieval strap end, 10-11th century in date. Tongue shaped, with an incomplete attachment end. The attachment has broken on one of the two loops, this end is thinner than the rest of the plate. The plate is decorated on one side with a degenerate Winchester style motif formed of a series of reserved cells creating a symmetrical plant scroll motif. The strap-end has a dark brown surface, with reddish-brown adhesions (particularly in the recesses), probably gained from its time in the ground. Thomas class E, Type 1 (2004, p. 1-2).
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Saturday 22nd March 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-E382D6

Record ID: DUR-E382D6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Medieval spindle whorl, c. 1100- 1500. It is circular in plan with a central circular perforation. It is biconical with moulded decoration on both faces. The decoration consists of lines radiating from the central hole dividing the face into six sections. In each section are raised dots, between four and five in each.
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-E326B4

Record ID: WMID-E326B4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy finger ring of post-medieval date. The ring is sub-circular, having been bent slightly out of shape. It measures approximately 20.2 mm in diameter, 5.5 mm wide and 1.22 mm thick. It weighs 2.3 grams. The exterior of the ring is decorated with a repetitive swirling foliage design. There is no decoration or writing on the interior of the ring. Based upon the style of decoration the ring is likely to date to the 17th to 18th centuries, from circa 1600 to 1800 AD.
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-E2D6F2

Record ID: PUBLIC-E2D6F2
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper-alloy open type thimble or 'sewing ring' of late medieval to early post-medieval date. Approximately one third of the circumference remains. The ring is undecorated other than the functional circular punched depressions, arranged in four irregular rows. The metal has corroded to a dark green/mid-brown colour. Ring thimbles are found in British contexts from about 1450 AD; the sides tended to become more upright after c.1550 (Holmes 1988: 1,3) so this example is probably late medieval or early post-medieval in date .
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 12th December 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DUR-E1D6C7

Record ID: DUR-E1D6C7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman vessel mount in the form of a human head, possibly representing Cupid, 1st- 3rd century in date. It is domed and hollow on the reverse. The mount has a small broken loop on the top of the head, the front part of which has been decorated to form part of the hair-style. The loop would have been linked to the mounts use, possibly allowing a handle to be suspended from it. The hair is picked out with grooved lines, ending in curls along the forehead and longer strands ending in curls covering the ears. The face is worn but the eyes are circular and sligh…
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-E1C732

Record ID: LEIC-E1C732
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead shot of various sizes, 9 @11 mm diameter, 1 @ 7mm diameter, 2 @13mm diameter and 1 @13.5mm diameter.
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-E151D1

Record ID: PUBLIC-E151D1
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Plain hollow object, probably a pommel from a dagger. From the side it is oblate in shape and sub oval in plan due to both sides being flattened. At one end there is a 7mm diameter round hole and on the opposite a 9mm square hole on the same axis. There is no decoration and it's plainness makes it hard to accurately identify as it could potentially be part of an number of objects. However the hole configuration is similar to those on late Medieval - Post Medieval pommels from daggers. See, for example, SF-C87850, NCL-1C8472 and WMID-F5E1C3 on this database and the "London Museum Medie…
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 12th December 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LON-DF0933

Record ID: LON-DF0933
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Medieval - Post Medieval copper alloy spur fitting dating probably dating 15th - 17th century. The fitting has an open end to attach onto a leather strap and a hook at the other end to attach to the spur. The fitting has been decoratively cast with a curved outline - the body is oval with trilobed projection from each side. There is a rivet hole and rivet still in situ in one of the trilobed projections and the hook spur attachment projects from the other. There is some damage to the lower surface of the split end and some leather has survived within the split end and aroun…
Created on: Monday 13th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-D3AE27

Record ID: WAW-D3AE27
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable cast copper alloy horse harness pendant. The pendant is has a curved upper edge and an asymetrical 'V' shaped lower edge. This doesn't appear to be the pendants original shape and may have been altered or damaged to form this shape. The centre of the upper edge has an integral protrusion which is trapezoid in section and tapers to a blunt point. There is not peroforation in the protrusion, but this may be due to damage, or is actually a mounting point for a mount which seems unlikely. lThe outer surface of the pendant is decorated with a cross-hatch lozenge design and has t…
Created on: Sunday 12th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-D37C83

Record ID: WAW-D37C83
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy buckle frame. In plan it is a sub 'D' shape and loop is slightly expanded towards its apex. In section the loop is sub 'D' shape. The strap bar is a similar width to the frame which is sub-oval in section. The surface of the frame is abraded and has lost its original surface. The length from the strap bar to the apex of the loop is 15.4mm, and it is 17.28mm wide. It weighs 2.4g. Whitehead (Whitehead, R. 1996 Buckles 1250-1800 Greenlight Publishing) illustrates a similar buckle, No. 40 and dates it to the mid 13th to 15th century.The surface condition ma…
Created on: Sunday 12th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-D366E6

Record ID: WAW-D366E6
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead alloy spoon of probable post-medieval date. The bowl of the spoon is a sub-oval shape which has been flattened and broken across the lower portion of the bowl. This break is quite recent. The stem is integral to the upper edge of the bowl, and it is trapezoidal in section. Only a fragment of the stem remains, and the break of the stem is a recent break. On the reverse the stem and bowl junction forms a triangle. The spoon is a mid grey colour with a well developed but corroded patina which covers all surfaces. There are areas of light grey active laminating c…
Created on: Sunday 12th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-A3EC83

Record ID: HAMP-A3EC83
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval cast copper-alloy buckle, consisting of oval frame, pin and abraded sheet plate. The frame (31.1 by 20.9 by 2.9mm) is oval in form with a thick, triangular outer edge which is bevelled externally; the lower surface is bevelled in parallel internally. The outer edge features a notch to take the pin centrally. Flanking the triangular element on either side is a pair of slightly protruding transverse ridges. The pin bar opposite is offset and narrowed; the pin is missing. The frame has an even mid to shiny grey patina with a few patches of off-white corrosion product. A frame …
Created on: Friday 10th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-A307C6

Record ID: WAW-A307C6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper double looped oval shaped buckle. Almost one loop is missing. The remaining loop is decorated on the upper surface with a moulded design consisting of lis and scrolls. The loop expands slightly in width towards the apex. The reverse of the frame is undecorated and angled. The strap bar is narrowed, and is oval in section. The pin is missing. In profile the buckle has a 'V' shaped profile. The buckle frame has traces of a mid to dark green patina. The buckle measures 24.86mm long and 28.65mm wide. It weighs 3.7g. Whitehead (Whitehead, R. 1996 Buck…
Created on: Friday 10th September 2010
Last updated: Sunday 12th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-A2FD60

Record ID: HAMP-A2FD60
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and incomplete cast copper-alloy medieval single-looped buckle with integral plate. The frame is now vestigial in form, having broken off as a result of old damage. At the junction of frame and plate is a collar after a waist, through both is a central perforation (Dia.: 4.2mm). Abutting the collar there is a rivet hole on the plate in which is retained a rivet. The main plate is trapezoidal, tapering from a width of 11.2mm at the collar to 5.2mm just before the terminal. The plate ends in a fleur-de-lis terminal with curving side fleurs. Aligned with the base of the sides i…
Created on: Friday 10th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8F6DD2

Record ID: WAW-8F6DD2
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy ragment of an unidentified object. It is a rod which is sub oval in section and sub-rectangular in plan, which tapers slightly to a terminal which is broken and has a conical shaped hollow. The opposite terminal is also broken but is not hollow. The breaks are not too recent. The object is decoration with an obliquely angled groove. The surface of the object has a well developed mid green patina. It measures 24.93mm long, 6.92mm wide, 6.31mm thick and weighs 5g. The surface of the object perhaps suggests a Roman or more likely a Medieval date. It was thought…
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8F3085

Record ID: WAW-8F3085
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy annular buckle. The buckle frame is circular in plan. The frame has a sub semi-circular section. Bisecting the frame is a sub-trapezoid sectioned strap bar which is slightly off-set from the upper edge. The reverse is flat. The pin is missing. In profile the frame is a flat. The frame has traces of a dark green patina. The frame measures 29.99mm diameter and weighs 6g. Egan and Pritchard (2002 Dress Accessories Boydell Press) illustrate other annular buckles with strap bars, Nos. 214, 216, 220 and 227, but all of these, but one, are lead-tin alloy, …
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-8EF102

Record ID: LIN-8EF102
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman gilded disc brooch. The brooch is circular and divided into three zones by bold concentric ribs The central rib is raised higher than the others. This form of brooch usually contains a conical glass setting within the raised rib, however instead there is the remains of what appears to be a reddish-brown coloured substance, possibly fired clay. This may have been added after the central stone was lost, or alternatively was an original design feature. A lug and catchplate are present on the reverse. The pin is missing. Gilding survives in places. The brooch can…
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-8EC241

Record ID: KENT-8EC241
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Anglo Saxon brooch. This is a cruciform brooch, of which only the head and part of the bow remain. The head is sub cruciform in shape, with notched corners. There is the remains of a lug on the back, and some corroded iron. The head is decorated with simple engraved lines around the edges. the bow is curved, and has a D-shaped cross section. There is a linear groove vertical down the center of the bow. Apart from being incomplete, it is in good condition. Brooches of this type usually date to the 6th century in Kent. A similar brooch can be seen KENT-B…
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-8EC090

Record ID: WAW-8EC090
Object type: CURTAIN FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Five sub-oval cast copper alloy curtain rings or loops, with a thick bi-trapezoid section with rounded edges. In profile the loops are flat. The surfaces have a mottled grey and or green patina. Together they weigh 18.8g. Similar rings are illustrated in Margeson's, (1993) Norwich Households; Medieval and Post Medieval Finds from Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-78. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 58. Margeson describes them as being suspension rings which were probably multi-functional, including curtain rings. The three excavated from Norwich (No. …
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-8EA7E6

Record ID: KENT-8EA7E6
Object type: STAFF
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy late Medieval or Post Medieval staff or scepter terminal. It is a hollow cylinder, with a slightly domed top. There is still the remains of the wooden staff inside. There is decoration that is repeated around the entire object. There is curvilinear decoration around the top and bottom, with v-shapes in between. This item is likely to be late Medieval or Post Medieval in date, although no comparisons can be found. 23.42mm H x 13.07mm D 4.02g There is a possibility that the decoration could be a very stylized face.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-8E9864

Record ID: KENT-8E9864
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead seal matrix. It is pointed oval, but has received a lot of post depositional damage, as such no details can be identified. It could be Medieval or Post Medieval in date. 32.07mm x 22.47mm 12.04g
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-8E9554

Record ID: KENT-8E9554
Object type: FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Post Medieval floral fitting. This a heavy object, and probably would have been a fitting on a large piece of furniture, or architectural feature. There is a large 5 petal flower, with a curving stem. It is in a typical 17th / 18th century floral style. It appears to have a red coloured paint on both sides. 46.37mm x 39.37mm 29.17g
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-8E8963

Record ID: KENT-8E8963
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy Post Medieval mount. The mount has a flat base with a rivet hole in the center. On top of the base is a 3 dimensional shape made of two curving strands. One is shorter than the other, and they curve out in opposit directions. It is likely to be some kind of floral design. This could have been mounted on furniture. No comparisons could be found. 8.09mm W x 3.07mm T x 30.65mm H 5.27g
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-8E79C2

Record ID: KENT-8E79C2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Early Medieval mount or strap end. It is rectangular in shape, with an irregular openwork design. It is in a fairly good condition, although there may have been some enamel decoration originally. the object has a brown/green patina. It is possibly missing part of the openwork design. It is likely to be a Scandinavian - Anglo object, dating to 410 AD - 1066 AD. A similar mount can be seen on the database BERK-D569A2 34.41mm x 24.3mm 24.30g
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-8E6236

Record ID: LIN-8E6236
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy mount, possibly from a box or piece of furniture. The mount has a solid bun-shaped head with a double collar below. An incomplete shank extends from the centre of the base. The shank is circular in cross-section and broken shortly after it leaves the head.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-8E58E1

Record ID: LIN-8E58E1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy headstud brooch dating to the early Roman period. The brooch has rectangular wings decorated with vertical ribs. A circular case is located behind the wings containing an axis bar for a hinged pin. The pin is missing. The bow is comma shaped in profile and D-shaped in cross-section, decorated with a concave channel down the centre. At the top of the bow is a circular stud that probably once contained enamel. An incomplete chain loop is located at the top of the head. The foot terminates with a concave circular plate that once contained enamel.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-8E4617

Record ID: LIN-8E4617
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn lead seal matrix dating to the medieval period. The seal is circular, flat and has a hole in the centre. A small tab of lead projects from one side. The surface is inscribed, but very worn. The legend reads: +SIG[ ]I, translated as 'Seal of [ ]'.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-8E35E6

Record ID: LIN-8E35E6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bun shaped lead weight. The weight is circular in plan, thick and decorated with V-shaped notches around the edge. There is a hole through the centre. A rectangular notch has been cut out of the base in antiquity, presumably to get the weight to the correct mass.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-8E2168

Record ID: LIN-8E2168
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead seal matrix dating to the medieval period. The seal is pointed oval (vesica) shaped and has a moulded fleur-de-lis on the reverse and a small suspension loop at one end. The face of the seal is decorated with crude incised fleur-de-lis. The legend surrounding it reads +S'ROB' F ?ORMAN, translated as 'Seal of Robert son of ?Orman (perhaps Daman?).
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-8D0723

Record ID: LEIC-8D0723
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver ring brooch, 18mm wide and high, 2mm thick and weighing 1.91grams. The brroch is in the form of an open rectangle with a semi ciruclar section. Its corners are 'cut away', replaced with inward facing crescents, with slightly pointed upper edges. Its surface is undecorated and it has a flat base. The pin is present, sitting in a circular section bar. It has a bevelled edge up to a rectangular collar and it widens out above this before tapering to a point.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th August 2015
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-8DAAD1

Record ID: HAMP-8DAAD1
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly corroded and damaged cast copper-alloy hook-piece from a post-medieval dress fastener (17th century AD). The plate is oval/ovoid originally with five angular attachment knops. These are located in pairs along the sides; that at the terminal has been lost. They are perforated and recessed probably for sewing the object to an item of dress (Geake 2001, 42). Two are just above an angular collar that separates the plate from the recurving hook; this latter has been broken. The upper surface of the plate is decorated with engraved and punched lines and curves, mainly forming a s…
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 29th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: LIN-7A2E32
Object type: BUCKLE PLATE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gilt copper alloy buckle plate dating to the medieval period. The plateis rectangular in plan and has two copper alloy rivets at the attachment end, one in each corner. The surface of the plate is decorated with a tree motif with central stem and four pairs of branches or leaves. Each branch or leaf contains three or four grooves. The spaces between the branches are open cells. The tree is set within a rectangular border. The surface has been gilded.
Created on: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: LIN-7A1F18
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead seal matrix dating to the medieval period. The seal is circular, flat and damaged across the centre of the face. Approximately one third of the seal is missing. There is a small hole in the centre, and the damage was probably done intentionally in antiquity in order to void the seal. The central motif is unclear. The surrounding inscription reads [S'L]AVRENCII:FIL:WI[ ], presumably reading 'Seal of Laurence, son of William.
Created on: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: LIN-7A09D0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of an early Anglo-Saxon brooch, probably a Great Square Headed brooch. The fragment is from the snout of an animal head located on the foot or lappet of the brooch. The snout is scroll-shaped and has been gilded.
Created on: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: LIN-79FDC8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Foot from an early Roman brooch, probably a Hod Hill type. The foot is triangular in cross-section, narrow and decorated with transverse ribs. There is a catchplate on the reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-787B56

Record ID: SUR-787B56
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold posy ring, now scuffed and squashed almost flat. What little of the inscription which can be seen reads +I.GYV[...]A.TRVLO[...]RT. This can be read along the lines of I give to a truelove my heart. Following the ring's return it was opened up and the inscription can be read as : +I.GYVE.TO HE.A.TRVLOVES.HART
Created on: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-7786F0

Record ID: LEIC-7786F0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy vessel foot, 38mm long, 35mm wide and 14mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 65grams.
Created on: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: LIN-764018
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A biconical lead spindle whorl. The whorl is worn and decoration is no longer visible.
Created on: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-757E81

Record ID: WMID-757E81
Object type: SKILLET
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy sub-cylindrical object, possibly a leg from a post-medieval tripod skillet. The object is clearly broken at its widest end and tapers to a point at the other end. Although sub-cylindrical, it is slightly lozengiform in section and one side is rounded whilst the other has a slight ridge. The object measures 72.2 mm long, 21.4 mm wide (tapering to 10 mm), 17.5 mm thick and weighs 78.5 grams. Although it is suggested here that the object may be a skillet leg, it is important to note that no parallel has been found, and the legs from tripod skillets are usually more de…
Created on: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-74F7E4

Record ID: WMID-74F7E4
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy object of uncertain function, but possibly a looped strap end or possibly a dress fastener. An alternative function might be a cosmetic aticle, although this seems more unlikely. The object is waisted in the centre, tapering from 10.5 mm wide to 4.2 mm at one end. This end terminates in a knop. Just above the waist there is an incised horizontal line and after this line the object is also decorated with three barely visible vertical lines running down towards the knop. The other end of the object is folded over to form a loop, although whether it was originally d…
Created on: Wednesday 8th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-6622E3

Record ID: WMID-6622E3
Object type: PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Coventry
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments from post-medieval clay pipes. It is uncertain whether they are from the same pipe. One is a stem fragment, 11.8 mm in diameter with a bore hole of 1.6 mm. The second fragment includes the stem, which has a diameter of 12.2 mm and a bore hole of approximately 2 mm in diameter. This fragment has a small portion of the bowl remaining which rises abruptly from a long pointed spur which is slightly forward projecting. The presence of this spur and the relationship it has with the bowl suggests that the pipe is probably of mid-18th century in date.
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-651E24

Record ID: NARC-651E24
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman brooch. Colchester one-piece type. 1st cetury AD. The brooch has a spring of eight turns with an external chord which is 1.5mm in diameter. Viewed from the rear, the spring emerges from the underside of the head, spirals four turns to the right, returns 180º over the top through an overhead chord hook, spirals four turns to the right and when complete would have extended to form a pin. However, the pin is missing due to an abraded break. The small wings at the head of the brooch, situated below the chord, partially obscure the front of the spring.…
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-645AC4

Record ID: NARC-645AC4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Colchester type two-piece brooch. Complete. Cast copper alloy. Roman. 1st century AD. The brooch has a 'figure of 8-shaped' plate at the back of the head which is pierced twice to enable the axis bar to pass through the lower hole and the chord through the upper. The spring and pin are complete, with the pin bent backwards almost in half. The spring has 8 turns. Cylindrical wings cover and protect the spring. The plate with the two holes extends over the head and continues as a small decorative ridge continuing down the bow. The ridge is decorated with a continuos V pattern…
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-63CAE7

Record ID: SWYOR-63CAE7
Object type: BRIDLE FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of decorated cheekpiece from a bridle, decorated in Ringerike style and dating to the 11th century. It consists of a flat strip of metal, one side of which is slightly curved, the other side having three short, flat facets separated by small, pointed projections. It is decorated with a broad, raised line which first follows the design of the faceted edge and then curls under itself. Below is a further raised line, shorter and narrower, which follows the inner, curved edge. David Williams describes the decoration as an animal head facing right with scroll-ended tendril flowi…
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-639086

Record ID: SWYOR-639086
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment probably from a Roman bow-and-fantail type brooch, dating from 50-150AD. It consists of the fan and a short section of the catch plate. The fan is plain, with no decoration. A brooch with plain fan can be seen illustrated in Hattat's Visual Catalogue, figure 174, number 75. The fragment is 16.4mm long, 22.6mm wide and 6.6mm thick. It weighs 2.79gm.
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-635850

Record ID: SWYOR-635850
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy Saxon stirrup strap mount dating from 1000-1100AD, of William's Group A Type 6. It is in the shape of an inverted shield with a projection at the apex and a rearward facing flange at the bottom. The design is zoomorphic; the apex is the head of an animal with triangular ears and two raised dots for eyes. The body of the mount then has a decoration consisting a central spine with three crossbars, and dividing into three at the top. There is a prominant diagonal line on each side, and tendrils round the edge. Above the head of the animal are the remains of a fasteni…
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th May 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-62D276

Record ID: SWYOR-62D276
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval lead alloy seal matrix. The matrix is circular and has a central design of an eight-petalled flower surrounded by a narrow groove and the legend. With the exception of the letters FIL, meaning 'son of', the legend is indecipherable, mainly because the matrix has been bent in hlaf and then straightened again, causing damage to the middle. There is a short, rectangular projection from the outer edge, which is now broken and was probably for a suspension loop. The matrix is 33.2mm long, 26.9mm wide and 3.4mm thick. It weighs 11.15gm.
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-629E10

Record ID: SWYOR-629E10
Object type: FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy ring or loop made from a strip of metal, of rectangular section, bent into a circle with the ends overlapping and then soldered or brazed together. This is quite a crude joint, suggesting that the artefact may have been reduced in size at some time. The outer side of the ring is decorated with four lines of small punched dots. It is 11.8mm in diameter and 4.22mm thick. It weighs 1.1gm. It is probably a suspension loop or joining loop from a larger object. It probably dates from the Medieval period.
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-61F6B1

Record ID: WAW-61F6B1
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 with perforated wing caps at each terminal. Through the perforations there is an incomplete copper alloy axis bar. Around the axis bar, a fragment of the spring is coiled 4 times. The exterior coil then goes on to form the now incomplete horizontal chord. The pin is missing. The wings are undecorated. In the centre of the upper edge of the wings there is an integral hook which supports the chord. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is semi-circular in section. The bow head and bow are de…
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-61C212

Record ID: HAMP-61C212
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy medieval scabbard chape, probably from a dagger. The object is of thick sheet metal construction bent round into a broadly triangular form. The folds overlap considerably; there is a seam on one narrow edge. The terminal is truncated, this looks to be original, while a slight variation in the colour up to c. 5.8mm up the object suggests a separate tip which has now been lost. The attachment end is cusped, the cusping formed of basic triangular removals. Each broadly trapezoidal protrusion is decorated with diagonal incisions that travel from the sides towards the centre…
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-6142E7

Record ID: SWYOR-6142E7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast, copper alloy Roman brooch probably of the T-shaped type, dating from 50-200AD. It consists of the upper end of the bow and both wings.The bow is wide at the shoulder and tapers rapidly to a narrow lower section. The top of the bow has four shallow vertical grooves which reach half way down the length of the broader section. The wings are short and are decorated with a single transverse groove. There are the remains of a chain loop, most of which has broken away and is missing. A section of copper alloy pin bar remains within the tubular wings; the pin and catch p…
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-610D36

Record ID: SWYOR-610D36
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast, copper alloy Roman brooch probably of the T-shaped type, dating from 50-200AD. It consists of the upper end of the bow and both wings.There is a vertical groove running down the centre of the bow; the wings appear to be undecorated. There is a section of copper alloy pin bar and the loop of the pin remaining within the tubular wings. It is 24.8mm long, 26.7mm wide and 9mm thick. It weighs 4.95gm. Similar examples include SUSS-177477, SWYOR-F4EE52 and SWYOR-F06F37.
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-60C737

Record ID: SWYOR-60C737
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast, copper alloy Roman bow brooch probably dating from 50-200AD. It consists of a short section of the lower end of the bow, a circular foot and the remains of a broad catch plate. It is 21.6mm long, 12.3mm wide and 5.9mm thick. It weighs 2.36gm.
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-6098F7

Record ID: SWYOR-6098F7
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy horse harness pendant, probably dating from 1700 to 1900 AD. It consists of a circle of metal, of rectangular section, within which is a horizonal bar, also of square section, representing the ground, on which stands the cast figure of a walking horse. There is a short, pyramidal section of metal projecting from the front of the horse just above the forelegs: this may represent the head of another animal standing behind. There are shallow, diagonal transverse grooves cut into the sides of the ground baar on which the horse walks. Above the horse is a suspension mo…
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-600DA3

Record ID: SWYOR-600DA3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy mount of the late Iron Age, dating from 200BC to 43AD. The mount is rectangular in plan and is pierced with two crescent-shaped holes. Between the two crescents, and formed by them, are two ring and dot structures, joined together in the centre of the mount and attached at their opposite sides to the long edges of the rectangle. There are two parallel grooves running laterally along each of the long sides of the rectangle. On the underside of the mount is a short section of metal connected to the back of the central ring and dot motifs by copper alloy studs or riv…
Created on: Tuesday 7th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-55C363

Record ID: CORN-55C363
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy fragment of a dagger, shield-shaped in plan, plano-convex in profile and triangular in section, with a worn central mid-rib, tapering towards the tip of the dagger. The point end of the blade is rounded and the opposite edge broken off so that the rest of the blade and hilt, which would have all been cast as one piece, are missing. The sides of the blade come to a point and are slightly bevelled. The pronounced central ridge running up and down the length of the blade, rounded but not flattened in section, resembles the daggers and swords from the Penard (c.1250-1125…
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-543F03

Record ID: WAW-543F03
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval cast copper alloy weight. The weight is circular in plan with 'D / X / lion' stamped on each face. The surface of the weight has a well developed dark green patina. It weighs 14.6g and measures 23.41mm diameter and 4.56mm thick. The weight is a bullion weight, the lion, which is an unofficial stamp used by Goldsmiths, was in use from 1700 onwards (Biggs, N. 1193 English Weights: An Illustrated Survey White House Publications), however the accompanying image suggest hey are 17th century.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-535615

Record ID: KENT-535615
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Button and loop fastener. The button being circular with a recessed centre and the loop is sub-circular or teardrop shaped. Very similar to an example on the database IOW-9B2410
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 18th March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-5307A5

Record ID: KENT-5307A5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy, circular strap slide or belt mount. Enamelled bright red sunburst pattern in centre on a darker red base, surrounded by truncated wedge shaped segments also enameeled alternately in bright red and possibly yellow(?). Integral loop on reverse for attachment to belt.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 18th March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-4F9885

Record ID: CORN-4F9885
Object type: CAULDRON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy cauldron foot, trapezium-shaped in plan, triangular in profile and rectangular in section, broken at the point where it would have attached to a leg to support one side of a cauldron. The upper surface of the foot is smooth and has never had ribs or claws, but does have casting flaws as it tapers towards the missing leg. The base of the foot is slightly hollowed and damaged at one edge where the foot might have melted in the fire to create a molten bubble, now hollow. The end of the foot has been filed and polished to create a chamfered edge. The angle of the foot to…
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUSS-4EF862

Record ID: SUSS-4EF862
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One side of the copper alloy spring and part of the pin from a late Iron Age or Roman bow brooch. The sping has three coils on one side which appears complete, there is the broken remains of an external chord and a short length (9mm)of the pin, both ending in old breaks. The pin/sping is 2.1mm in diameter and is 11.2mm by 18.2mm by 7.4mm; 2.09 grams. The form, with a large, integral, spring suggests an Iron Age or 1st to 2nd century AD date.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-4E94A2

Record ID: CORN-4E94A2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy horse-harness mount with a trefoil top with two sets of oblique incised lines, bifid sides defined by four transverse grooves above a triangular terminal tapering to a point. There are four incomplete integral lugs on the upper half of the back of the mount, three in a row and one above, which have broken off in antiquity and since been worn. Read (1988) illustrates similar examples of horse-harness mounts with integral lugs on pages 183-4, Nos.1252 & 1257, which are dated to the 18th century. Bailey (1992) illustrates a similar example of a horse-harness…
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-4CA072

Record ID: WAW-4CA072
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy fragment which is sub-square in plan. The two horizontal edges are the original edges and are slightly bevelled in profile. The two vertical edges have been cut in antiquity, as the patina continues oover the edges. One corner of the object is slightly bent, but this is probably due to damage rather than intention. There are runic inscriptions on both faces. Those on the outward face are well defined and well formed with serif feet. Barry Ager (British Museum) comments 'The inscription is incomplete, unfortunately, since at the left-hand end the strip has been c…
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4BD571

Record ID: ESS-4BD571
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy finger ring. The hoop is incomplete. There is an elongated octaganal bezel with an unclear cast design. It is 23.96mm in diameter, the bezel is 16.47mm long, 12.43mm wide. It weighs 3.0 grams.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4AEC01

Record ID: ESS-4AEC01
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age damaged and incomplete cast copper alloy socketed axehead. Only the lower half of the body and blade end survive. There is a worn break around the socket. It is sub-rectangular in plan increasing in width sharply at the blade end. The cutting edge is slightly curved and worn. It is 55.52mm long, 25.77mm by 17.29mm wide across the body and 35.03mm wide across the blade end. The socket wall is 2.56mm thick. It weighs 49.5 grams.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 18th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4AE358

Record ID: ESS-4AE358
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval cast copper alloy vessel leg. It is rectangular in plan with a trapezoid cross section. It is slightly curved in profile. There is a pronounced rib with triangular cross section running down the centre of the leg. There is a worn break at one end and the other end is heavily abraided. It is 71.58mm long, 60.88mm wide, 13.74mm thick increasing to 21.56mm thick to include the rib. It weighs 110.4 grams.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 18th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4AE0C1

Record ID: ESS-4AE0C1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval cast copper alloy damaged and incomplete handle from a skillet. It is sub-rectangular in plan, is curved in profile and has a trapezoid cross section. The upper surface has the remains of a cast ring-and-dot design. It is 47.12mm long, measuring 16.65mm wide, 7.16mm thick tapering to 13.79mm wiide, 5.26mm thick. It weighs 32.1 grams.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 18th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4ADE74

Record ID: ESS-4ADE74
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast copper alloy handle, probably for a key or knife. The handle is rectangular in plan and cross section. There is a damaged and incomplete suspension loop at one end, whilst the opposing terminal is a damaged socket with corroded iron remains. There are is a triple moulded collar before the suspension loop. It is 60.13mm long, 14.51mm wide, 11.35mm thick and weighs 35.4 grams. It has a patchy mid-green patina.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 18th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4AD603

Record ID: ESS-4AD603
Object type: LOCK
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast copper alloy damaged and incomplete lock bolt. Formed of a rectangular bar there is an integrally cast openwork rectangular panel at one end, which is now almost completely missing with only one openwork square section and worn breaks on the surface. It is 48.67mm long, 8.65mm wide, 3.65mm thick across the handle and 10.91mm thick across the openwork section. It weighs 8.1 grams. Lock bolts would have been opened with a latch lift key, the teeth of the key would have slotted into the openwork rectangular panel.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 18th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4AB395

Record ID: ESS-4AB395
Object type: EAR RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy curved bar with an oval cross section. It tapers in thickness towards the two ends, both of which are slightly bent over. These bend terminals could have been hooked together. The object is possibly a Roman earring, similar to several examples recorded on to the database such as WILT-A04EB5 and SUSS-0BA444. It is 24.80mm long, 16.43mm wide, has a maximum thickness of 3.31mm and weighs 1.6 grams.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4AB0E8

Record ID: ESS-4AB0E8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy annular brooch. It is octagonal in plan and the frame is flat. There is a raised projection at each angle of the octagon, alternating between an integrally cast oval collets (three of which retain white paste) and long, cylindrical copper alloy rivets, one of which is missing. There are damaged and incomplete copper alloy plates held in position by two of the rivets. The frame expands slightly by one of the collets and has a circular hole where the copper alloy pin is attached. The brooch frame is mid to dark green, the rivets are a darker green-black and th…
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4AAAB8

Record ID: ESS-4AAAB8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy damaged and incomplete single looped 'D' shaped buckle frame. Only the expanded edge of the buckle survives with four cylindrical knops. The strap bar and pin are missing. It is 31.10mm long, 19.44mm wide, 6.94mm thick and weighs 7.0 grams.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4AA438

Record ID: ESS-4AA438
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to early Post Medieval cast copper alloy annular brooch. The frame is a wide banded ring which is slightly domed. There is a circular hole in the frame where the pin would have been attached. The upper surface has cast decoration in the form of two overlapping wavy lines, with each waved line being comprised of many short transverse lines. It is 17.09mm in diameter, 1.78mm thick and weighs 0.5 grams.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-4AA047

Record ID: ESS-4AA047
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy damaged and incomplete dress fastener. Only the central circular body survives. There are two worn breaks where a square attachment loop would have been located and one worn break on the opposing edge where the hook would have projected. The central body is openwork with four arms projecting from a central point. The quartered areas each contain four openwork circles, some have broken through the edges leaving a larger open area. The edges are scallopped. It has a mid green patina. It is 17.28mm long, 16.60mm wide, 2.04mm thick and weighs 1.1 grams.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 14th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-3FAFA0

Record ID: WAW-3FAFA0
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap fitting; decorative mount. In plan the mount is sub-circular. The centre of the mount is domed and has a moulded collar at the apex and a concentric ridge along the border. The reverse of the mount is undecorated and is hollow. There are two integral, oval sectioned studs which are vertical and one bent outwards slightly. The surface of the mount has an incomplete grey shiny patina. The mount is 20.82mm long from stud terminal to stud terminal, 15.56mm wide across the head and 12.02mm thick from the apex to the stud terminal. It weighs 2.6g. …
Created on: Sunday 5th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-3F9598

Record ID: WAW-3F9598
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 but are incomplete and abraded. It is not certain whether they had wing caps or not. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The wings are undecorated. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is semi-circular in section. The bow head and bow are decorated with a central pair of vertical grooves which gradually tapers. The bow tapers to a blunt point which is a broken terminal just below the probable mid point. This break is not recent. The catchplate is therefore missing. The surface of the …
Created on: Sunday 5th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-3E76C6

Record ID: WAW-3E76C6
Object type: STUD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy fitting, probably a type of stud. The fitting is an inverted conical which is hollow on the interior. The rim has a flattened edge and slightly rounded edges. The interior of the conical has a fine iron spike which is only c. 1mm tall. In the exterior, towards the tip of the conical, there is moulded decoration forming a a collar. From the collar the fitting flares outwards slightly in width. This portion has a flattened base with traces of an iron stud protruding. The patina of the copper alloy is well developed and heavy annd is a mid brown/green colour. The fitt…
Created on: Sunday 5th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-1171C4

Record ID: HAMP-1171C4
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy hooked tag dating to the post-medieval period. The artefact has survived well and all of its attributes are intact: curved hook, body, rectangular attachment loop. A parallel, albeit a less elongated piece, can be found illustrated in Read (2008, 114; ref. 460) where the body is likened to a possible human face-mask. This suggestion is adopted here for ease of description. The loop is 10.7mm wide and bevelled externally. Below is the 'hair' formed of two 'S' shaped mouldings on their sides with a pellet between. Below is further scrolling to the…
Created on: Friday 3rd September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-114771

Record ID: LIN-114771
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy crucform brooch dating to the Anglo-Saxon period, circa AD 500-600. The brooch has a narrow rectangular head with a narrower rectangular wing to either side. At the top is an integral fully-rounded knop. The bow is arched and faceted in each corner. Transverse grooves define the top and bottom of a rectangular panel located beneath the bow. The terminal is in the form of an animal head. A lug for the pin is located behind the headplate. A catchplate is located behind the rectangular panel below the bow. The pin is missing.
Created on: Friday 3rd September 2010
Last updated: Friday 3rd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-0B0F63

Record ID: HAMP-0B0F63
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The head and upper bow from a broken cast copper-alloy Roman Colchester derivative brooch with a double pierced lug spring attachment, dating to the 1st century AD. The double pierced lug is situated behind the head as is characteristic of this type. The axis bar, chord and sprung pin are all missing. The wings are curved, up to 6.2mm wide and extend for c. 6.6mm on each side of the head, with abrasions at the tips. The broken bow has a flat semicircular cross-section, with a flat lower surface. At its end is a central ridge that extends into the lug after a step down. The bow is 10.4…
Created on: Friday 3rd September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-FD1F30

Record ID: HAMP-FD1F30
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken cast copper-alloy medieval strap-fitting. The object would have consisted of a single piece narrowed at, and folded round at, the centre to form a loop lowermost. The piece has broken at the fold, the weakest part (W.: 5.9mm). The plate is flat and broadly rectangular with rounded terminals. It is perforated at the centre of the terminal for a rivet (Dia.: 3.3mm); no remains survive. There is a further perforation further down the plates, above the hooked loop. At the loop the plate bowes out in profile, and, eventually, tapers in width. A transverse ridge divides the loop fr…
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-FC7C16

Record ID: LIN-FC7C16
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete early Roman rosette brooch. The cylindrical spring cover is missing, as is the upper half of the bow. The body is flat, lozenge shaped and has a circular boss in the centre. The boss is decorated with a circular groove and rectangular notches along the base of the bow. There is a worn catchplate on the reverse.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-FC5F45

Record ID: LIN-FC5F45
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead uniface token, probably dating to the 17th or 18th century. The token is flat, circular and decorated on one side with three hatched semi-circles. Two of the semi-circles join at one corner.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-FC4CF6

Record ID: LIN-FC4CF6
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete horse harness pendant dating to the medieval period. The frame would have been octagonal, formed by eight arches. The frame is D-shaped in cross-section and has a moulded rib in each angle. There is a loop at the top with a rivet running though it to suspend a smaller pendant. This smaller pendant is in the form of a plano-convex oval knop, perhaps representing a leaf. Most of the frame is missing.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-FC2235

Record ID: LIN-FC2235
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Roman copper-alloy headstud brooch. The brooch has rectangular wing faces with a cylindrical cover behind. The wing faces are vertically ribbed. The pin is incomplete. There is an incomplete chain loop in the centre above. The bow is rectangular in cross-section and comma shaped in profile. At the top is a ring and dot in reserve metal. The band between is recessed and filled with degraded dark-coloured enamel. The surface of the bow is decorated with a vertical row of lozenge shaped cells within a rectangular panel. Each cell contains degraded blue enamel. The foot is flat, …
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-FB9692

Record ID: NCL-FB9692
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy mount or pendant of probable Roman date. The mount is fan-shaped, or possibly pelta-shaped, as a break is found along the end where a stem may have been. The outer convex edge has small incised lines approximately 3mm in length running radially to the edge, with 3-5mm spacing between each line. The metal has a high tin content. In appearance and size and shape, it is also similar to the spatulate terminal of an Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooch, but the decoration seems less likely for such an identification.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-FB7D93

Record ID: NCL-FB7D93
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy sword-belt fitting of the Post-Medieval period. The fitting is roughly drop-shaped in plan with traces of two iron rivets, one placed near each end. There is a break near the tapered end, which originally would have been hooked or looped. Corrosion obscures any decoration.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-FB6B48

Record ID: NCL-FB6B48
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy vessel foot from the Medieval period. The foot is probably from a small cauldron, triangular in section, and flaring from its broken top where it attached to the base of the cauldron body to the out-turned foot.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-FB5D15

Record ID: NCL-FB5D15
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy vessel foot from the Medieval period. The foot is an extended type from a tripod ewer, triangular in section, and tapering from its concave top where it attached to the base of the ewer body to the out-turned foot.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-FB4747

Record ID: NCL-FB4747
Object type: STUD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead stud of probable Medieval or Post-Medieval date. The stud has a thick discoidal head with a sub-circular tapering shank, bent halfway down its length.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-FB3317

Record ID: NCL-FB3317
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead spindle whorl of Medieval or Post-Medieval date. The object is sub-circular in plan with a circular perforation in the centre, with a thickening of the disc around the perforation on one face.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-FB2122

Record ID: NCL-FB2122
Object type: WASHER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead washer of probable Post-Medieval date. The washer is a crudely cast disc with a circular perforation. One face has a sub-square impression of a nut.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-FB05E4

Record ID: NCL-FB05E4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy fragment from the handle of a vessel of Medieval date. The handle is D-shaped in section and rectangular in plan with a break at both ends. It was probably from a skillet or posnet type of vessel.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-F90E81

Record ID: WAW-F90E81
Object type: TOBACCO HOLDER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast and decorated lead alloy tobacco box lid knop of Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD). It measures 14.74mm in length, 14.41mm wide and is 16.76mm thick. It weighs 8.5g. The knop is broadly sub circular in plan and irregular in profile. The central knop / lid is broadly decorated as a flower. It has a central raised boss, located within a circle. A series of radiating lentoid shaped petals extend away from the circle. It is likely that these were originally coated with a surface which has since decayed. The neck below the knop of the lid become…
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-F89803

Record ID: WAW-F89803
Object type: BRASS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a probable funerary / monumental memorial brass, most likely of Medieval dating (13th to 15th Centuries AD). The fragment appears to be either the elbow or shoulder sections of a suit of armour. The underside of the fragment exhibits grooves, presuming to aid the anchoring into stone for display. The fragment measures 63.16mm in length, 32.53mm wide and 3.24mm thick. It weighs 28.1 grams. Images have been sent to specialists at the Monumental Brass Society to aid identification of the fragment.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-F7C565

Record ID: NCL-F7C565
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead vessel repair of Roman or Medieval date. The repair consists of two rough discs with an off-centre cylindrical shank connecting them.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-F78C11

Record ID: NCL-F78C11
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap fitting or clasp of Medieval date, c. 1200-1500. The frame is rectangular in plan, with a thickened outer frame. The frame is thicker vertically than horizontally.
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-F71AD3

Record ID: ESS-F71AD3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy unidentified object. Formed of a central trapezoid body which has four horizontal mouldings across its width. Extending from the top (narrower edge of the trapezoid) are two curved arms, which extend around the sides of the central body. Both arms have a triangular knop half way along their length and have an expanded, rectangular terminal with double moulded collar. The central body and arms have a trapezoid cross section. The reverse of the object is flat, except for three integrally cast loops positioned parallel to eachother, one at towards the base of t…
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 11th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-E71943

Record ID: SUR-E71943
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An openwork strap clasp with a three-sided slot to take the hook on the opposing clasp. The clasp has three perforated attachment projections on the edges. The central design is of a heraldic rose which is surrounded by scrollwork.
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-E70D15

Record ID: WAW-E70D15
Object type: EWER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy zoomorphic (dogs head) tubular ewer spout of later medieval date (1400-1500 AD). The spout is sub-rectangular in plan with a sub-triangular profile. It measures 62.62mm in length, 18.86mm width, is 56.09mm high and weighs 66.9grams. The spout can be divided into two distinct areas. The first area is at the rear of the spout; this is undecorated and consists of a swan neck with a large sub-rectangular / irregular oval opening, which measures 50.93mm in length and 16.45mm in width, the metal here is 3.36mm thick. This part of the spou…
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-E70BB0

Record ID: HAMP-E70BB0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete cast copper-alloy Roman plate brooch of composite construction. Its upper face features two raised concentric rings which act as a border. Within this border are punched semicircles. The main field features a separate attachment consisting of a raised annulet from which protrude five protruding lugs equally spaced; the lugs abut the raised border. Through a central boss is a perforation through which a pin survives holding the attachment in place. Ferrous corrosion product around the pin, and extending all over the main field, suggests that the in was made of…
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-E6F9E3

Record ID: ESS-E6F9E3
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman cast copper alloy figurine of Priapus (god of fertility and protection), formed of a standing human figure. The bearded head is looking slightly to its right. The figure is robed, with cast curves over the chest and back to represent the fabric draping. The robe is raised at the front to reveal an errect phallus. The figures arms are bent, holding bunches of grapes above and to either side of the phallus. The legs are cast together, tapering in thickness towards the ankles, with no definition cast for the knees. There is a raised moulding around the ankles, presumably representi…
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-E6F5A3

Record ID: ESS-E6F5A3
Object type: CANDLE HOLDER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy tinned candle holder (possibly). The base is circular and concave, with a damaged central projection. A cylindrical stem extends upwards from the base expanding outwards to form a damaged and incomplete socket with three upward projections (originally six, however three are missing). One projection is rectangular with a rounded terminal with a small knop to either side. This is bordered on each side by a sub-rectangular projection with concave sides terminating in two broken knops. These decorative projections would have presumably helped to hold a cand…
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Friday 5th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-E6F1D4

Record ID: SUR-E6F1D4
Object type: TAP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cylindrical key housing from a barrel tap. The copper alloy spring survives intact inside. the holusing has a diamond-shaped aperture to take the key and this is surrounded by a decorative circle of diagonal grooves and three circumferential grooves.
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of ESS-E6F1B4

Record ID: ESS-E6F1B4
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated copper alloy casting waste. 82.4 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Friday 5th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-E6C027

Record ID: SUR-E6C027
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plano-convex gilded annular object, probably of later post-medieval date.
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-E69994

Record ID: SUR-E69994
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large gilded domed button with a hollow back and a separate wire loop. The button is decorated with a central spiralling septfoil which sits in the centre of four semi-circular shapes each of which is bordered by four strips and which contain leaf shapes.
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-E62CC6

Record ID: HAMP-E62CC6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A corroded cast copper-alloy lozengiform mount of medieval date (c. 13th century AD). The flat mount has slightly incurving sides. It is perforated for attachment towards each of the longer ends; neither of the rivets survive. It is flat on both surfaces, albeit recessed on the upper surface to take enamel. Cells are formed within and outwith a raised quatrefoil which largely fills the field, abutting the border at one of the short apexes, and adjoined to the areas around the rivet holes. Outside the quatrefoil the surviving enamel is a mid-blue colour. Within it is light blue wi…
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 20th July 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-E5C4A2

Record ID: SUR-E5C4A2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent double oval buckle frame and intact pin, probably from a sword belt set. The frame has cast foliate decoration. The colour of the pin suggests it has been made from a different alloy to the buckle.
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-E587B4

Record ID: HAMP-E587B4
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and abraded shield-shaped cast copper-alloy medieval harness pendant bearing the arms of England. The object is of the 'heater' shield shape, that is, with a flat top, and sides which curve steeply to a point. From the top edge a broken suspension loop protrudes centrally at ninety degrees to the pendant; it is angled forwards but broken as it begin to bifurcate. The pendant's upper surface features moulded heraldic decoration in the form of three lions passant guardant arranged one above the other. The field is inlaid with red enamel and, although no trace survives of gild…
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Friday 19th November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-E58392

Record ID: SUR-E58392
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large cast copper alloy terminal for a drop handle for a chafing dish or bowl. The terminal is in the form of an animal head displaying ears, eyes, mouth and prominent snout. The terminal retains a fragment of a circular section handle which fills a hole which runs along the length of the terminal, emerging in the mouth.
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-E56A36

Record ID: SUR-E56A36
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A decorative gilded strap mount with two integral attachment spikes on the concave back. The mount has a central crescentic element which bears both radiating and concentric inscribed lines, a trefoil terminal and a rounded terminal.
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-E35176

Record ID: SUR-E35176
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The upper part of a Roman bow brooch of Polden Hill type. The spring, pin and lower part of the bow and catchplate are missing. The spine of the brooch is decorated with a ladder-like engraving. On the surviving side wing is a pair of transverse grooves.
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-D63D32

Record ID: WAW-D63D32
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount. The mount is sub-triangular in plan, the sides are slightly convex. The tip is an incomplete circular perforated lug. The mount is decorated by a lion, who faces left, and is looking upwards. Both the front paws are raised, one higher than the other. The tail is curled between the legs and in front of the body, curling towards the back of the head. The lower edge of the mount has two rivet holes, both have the remains of iron rivets in place. The reverse of the mount is undecorated and has, along the lower edge a shallow stepped flange. …
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th May 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-D22A04

Record ID: WAW-D22A04
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative (Polden Hill) brooch of Roman date (43-120AD). Approximately 50% of the brooch is present, consisting of the head, bow and wings. The foot, hinge, pin and catch plate are missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The bow head is hump-like, and angular (comma shaped) in profile. A central ridge is present, along with flanking ridges at the joint between head and wings. A transverse groove is present at the top of the head, presumably for part of the spring. The bow is D shaped in cross section. Approximately half …
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-D1A166

Record ID: WAW-D1A166
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative (Polden Hill) of Roman date (43-150AD). Approximately 50% of the brooch is present, consisting of the head, bow and wings. The foot, hinge, pin and catch plate are missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The bow head is hump-like, and angular (comma shaped) in profile. A central ridge is present, along with a ridge at the joint between head and wings. The bow is sub circular in cross section. It extends to a broken point near the foot. The catch-plate is lost. The wings project from the sides of the head and co…
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-D18074

Record ID: SWYOR-D18074
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy vessel leg and foot from a vessel such as a small cauldron. The leg is D shaped in section and has fluting on the front, with a central ridge. It widens at the base into a rectangular foot. The top of the leg is an old break and the patina is brown with some areas of green corrosion. The leg is slightly bent forwards at he top. This is probably unintentional. Cooking vessels of this style tend to date from the left medieval period or early post medieval period, about 1300 - 1600 AD. Some similar examples on the database include HESH-1A8597, YORYM-296456, YORYM-E785…
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-D132E7

Record ID: SWYOR-D132E7
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy spherical "crotal" bell of post-Medieval date (1600-1800). The sub-rectangular suspension loop at the top is 9.7mm in length. It is 11.6mm wide, 3.7mm thick and has a sub-circular perforation for suspension. The upper and lower hemispheres are divided by a prominent horizontal circumferential rib. At either side of the suspension loop, about half way down the side of the upper hemisphere, is a circular sound hole, 4.8mm in diameter. Two sound holes in the lower hemisphere are integral with a sound "slit". Both hemispheres are decorated with a 'sun-burst…
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-D12815

Record ID: WAW-D12815
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative (Dolphin style) two-piece brooch of Roman date (43-120AD). Approximately 50% of the brooch is present, consisting of the head and bow. The wings, foot, hinge, pin and catch plate are missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The bow head is hump-like, and angular (comma shaped) in profile. The bow is D shaped in cross section. It extends to a broken blunted point near the foot. The catch-plate is lost. The back of the bow demonstrates a sub rectangular depression which would have originally held the spring.The wings are ba…
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-D10708

Record ID: SWYOR-D10708
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two lead alloy weights. Both are circular in section and oval in plan. They each have a circular central hole running through the length of the weight. These are probably line or net weights from fishing. They cannot be closely dated and are usually said to be Medieval to Modern, about 1200 - 1900 AD. These have a well developed creamy patina. Compare WAW-045791, SWYOR-6E7EF0 and HESH-723644. Each is 25mm long, by 17mm diameter. On weighs 36.64g (the one with an unpatinated gash of damage), and the other 35.77g.
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-D0E3A2

Record ID: WAW-D0E3A2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete fragment of a cast copper alloy Colchester derivative (Polden Hill style) brooch of Roman date (43-150AD). Approximately 50% of the brooch is present and consists of the head, bow and wings. The pin and foot are missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular in profile, narrowing to a point at the start of the foot. The bow is D shaped in cross section. The wings are incomplete and are rectangular in plan, D shaped in cross section. The reverse of the head of the brooch (between the two wings) has a su…
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-D01356

Record ID: WAW-D01356
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete fragment of a cast copper alloy Colchester derivative (Polden Hill style) brooch of Roman date (43-150AD). Approximately 50% of the brooch is present and consists of the head, bow and wings. The pin and foot are missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular in profile, narrowing to a point at the start of the foot. A The remnants of central decoration down the bow are present and consist of recessed lines. The bow is D shaped in cross section. The wings are incomplete and are rectangular in plan, D sh…
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-CF9AA1

Record ID: KENT-CF9AA1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Iron Age Potin, Class I type. Obverse has a head right, plain border. The reverse has a bull butting left. 80 - 50 BC. Hobbs 1996 p83, ref 690.
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-CEA2D1

Record ID: WAW-CEA2D1
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Incomplete cast copper alloy harness fitting / mount of probable later post medieval date (1600-1700). The mount is broadly sub circular in plan with an incomplete sub rectangular attachment loop at one edge. In profile the mount is domed; convex or C shaped in cross section. The mount would have originally been symmetrical with another sub rectangular attachment on the opposing side. The mount is decorated with a series of openwork cast patterns. At the edge of the mount an incomplete sub-rectangular projection extends. This is fixed to the rim in two places …
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-CDDCB3

Record ID: KENT-CDDCB3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman brooch, Langton Down type of 1st century AD. The brooch has a spring mechanism, which was housed in a cylindrical casing, this is now nort complete. The bow is at a right angle to the spring, rectangular in shape becoming slightly flared at the head, and has a straight profile. The bow is thin, has a D-Shaped section and has simple reeded decoration. The terminal is incomplete, and has a small piece of the catchplate remaining.part of the spring and pin are present, in two separate pieces. They were once inside their cylindrical casing. The brooch is very wor…
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of KENT-CDB0F6

Record ID: KENT-CDB0F6
Object type: PIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy possible pin head, of unknown date. The object is a small irregular globular solid piece with an small pointed protrusion at one side. The object is very worn and incomplete. the break is not recent. The object looks like a crude pin head, however a date cannot be ascribed confidently. It could be Roman through to Post Medieval. 8.72mm d x 11.62mm h. 2.9g weight
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st November 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-83E152

Record ID: CORN-83E152
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy coin weight, square in plan and flat in profile with chamfered edges. The weight has four annulets on each face, one in each corner, and a rectangular stamp with a lion passant on both sides, between two of the annulets. The weight is 5.2 g which is equivalent to 80 grains or perhaps a 16th-century Angel (gold coin). But it is more likely that the four annulets represent four penny-weights or deniers if it is a continental coin weight. There are many varieties of the lion countermark. Biggs (1995) dates these weights to c.1600 - 1850 on pages 19-20. Simila…
Created on: Friday 27th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 31st August 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-7E47F1

Record ID: NARC-7E47F1
Object type: PURSE BAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy purse bar with an oval suspension loop and a central square-shaped block. The bar is circular in section. The surface is corroded and has evidence of bronze disease. The central block is drilled and fitted with a swivelling oval loop which is lozenge-shaped in cross-section. These ends are quite worn and are probably both broken as there is no evidence of a wider terminal which would have functioned to keep the purse in place. This style typically dates from the late 15th to the early 16th century.
Created on: Friday 27th August 2010
Last updated: Friday 27th August 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-7DBCD4

Record ID: SWYOR-7DBCD4
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy strap-end probably of 10th or 11th century date. The plate is of openwork form, with two circular apertures and a rounded cross shaped hole. The complete end of the item is formed by a horizontal bar with three equally-spaced three dimensional lobes along its length, the central one being slightly larger than the two at the corners. Between the circular holes and the cross shaped opening are two small circular rivet holes. A copper alloy rivet survives in one. At the broken end are the remnants of a further pair of larger circular apertures. The reverse of t…
Created on: Friday 27th August 2010
Last updated: Saturday 21st June 2014
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-691544

Record ID: WAW-691544
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable late Medieval or Post Medieval date (1350 - 1700). The weight is sub-circular in plan and sub-triangular shaped (conical) in cross section. The exterior surface is uneven and abraded; there is no evidence of cast or applied decoration. An irregular cast hole is present at the top of the weight. The ends of an iron rod are present half way down the sides, this would have presumably aided suspension. The base of the weight is irregular, with the remains of a stamped impression, with a crown above and two suns below. The weight is …
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-682D27

Record ID: WAW-682D27
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete and broken cast copper alloy purse bar of probable late Medieval or early Post-Medieval date (1450 - 1550). The purse bar is in two pieces, broken at the suspension loop. The two arms of the purse bar are sub-rectangular in plan and oval in cross section, one arm is complete, the other is broken, just before the terminal. The stem of the bar narrows at each end, around this an oval shaped rove (washer) is fitted which acts as a terminal. A space is left between the bar and the rove. Evidence is present of tinning, to give a silvered look, on the surfaces of the bar an…
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-679F60

Record ID: SUR-679F60
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a post medieval double oval buckle with a sheet metal pin. The buckle has an extended wide outer edge with possible cast foliate decoration. The original length was about 40mm.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-678D07

Record ID: LIN-678D07
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Roman copper-alloy Bow and Fantail brooch. The brooch has rectangular wings with a cylindrical case behind containing an axis bar. The pin is missing. There is a chain loop on the centre above. The bow is short and arched and has a large circular boss in the centre. The boss has a recessed ring around the perimeter. The ring contains degraded enamel. The intertior of the boss is concave with a small pellet in the centre. A small boss is located to the left and right of the boss. The foot is triangular and has a groove around the perimeter. The foot is decorated with two ename…
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th August 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-677C66

Record ID: SUR-677C66
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This object takes the form of a domed, hollow-backed, iron, elongated oval with three fin-like projections on its edges. From one end extends a flat, hooked, copper alloy extension which bifurcates and which has been decorated with a regular pattern of circular punched holes or pits. The extent of the copper alloy is unclear as it disappears into the iron corrosion. Neither is it clear if the iron corrosion conceals further copper alloy.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-675CD5

Record ID: SUR-675CD5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy object of uncertain original extent. The object appears poorly cast and is less than 5mm thick and has a hollow back. At the object's narrower end is a pair of opposed projections. There is a shallow transverse ridge at the wider end.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WAW-6708D4

Record ID: WAW-6708D4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy leg from a copper alloy cooking vessel, probably a skillet of 18th to 19th century dating. It measures 91.61mm in length, 69.70mm in width and 22.20mm thick. It weighs 266.43 grams. It is sub rectangular in plan and D shaped in section. The base of the leg is rounded with no obvious foot being present. The external surface is broadly flat with a central rib, running down the length of the leg. An old break is present at the top of the leg, where it would have joined the body of the cooking vessel. The leg widens gradually from the base of the …
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-66DB37

Record ID: SUR-66DB37
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an object of unidentifed function and uncertain date (but probably late medieval or later). The object is broken at both ends and takes the form of an arc with an uneven section. At one end is a pointed projection 12.08mm long from its tip to the inside of the arc.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-669510

Record ID: LIN-669510
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper-alloy brooch. The brooch is circular, domed but broken around its perimeter. The domed surface is decorated with tight bands of concentric circles. On the reverse of the dome are two very worn ribs, possibly representing a pin lug. Probably Roman.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-668367

Record ID: SUR-668367
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete very worn Roman lozengiform plate brooch. The brooch has a hollow back and the pin appears from corrosion to have been of iron. The brooch had corner projections originally but these are now missing. There is a central lozenge-shaped frame which contains enamel inlay of white and possibly blue. The edges of the brooch are notched.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-666E34

Record ID: SUR-666E34
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible pin and spring from a one-piece wire brooch, unwound into a length c100mm long. However, both ends are pointed. Grooves from the manufacture of the object appear along the length and there is some lamination present.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-666663

Record ID: LIN-666663
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete handle from a candlestick ejector-key. Such keys were used to eject the stem of a candlestick. The key has an openwork trefoil handle with a transverse collar below on one side only. The shaft is oval in cross-section and decorated with concentric ribs below the collar. The shaft is broken shortly thereafter.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Monday 27th June 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-665EF5

Record ID: SUR-665EF5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The lower part of a curving strip-form bow from a one piece brooch of late Iron Age or early Roman date. The bow flares slightly at its lower end. Running the length of the bow are two rounded grooves with a central band of wrigglework.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-662395

Record ID: NCL-662395
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast pewter spoon of Post-Medieval date, 17th-18th century. Only the bowl remains, with a break at the join of the stem. The bowl is 'egg-shaped' with a decorated reverse consisting of square panels with an X in the centre arranged in a cruciform pattern.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th August 2010
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NCL-6608C7

Record ID: NCL-6608C7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy casket (bar) mount of the Medieval period, c. 1200-1500. The mount is very worn and partially corroded, but consists of a body rectangular in plan with a decorated terminal at one end, and a looped or hinged end opposite. The terminal has a collar and is subcircular in shape with an oblong pointed knop projecting from the centre of its outside edge. A circular perforation in the middle of the terminal is missing its rivet. The body has bevelled faces, such that it is sub-triangular in section. The hinged end is separated from the body by a collared square sha…
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Thu