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Record ID: LEIC-DF47CE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Nottinghamshire
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Neolithic or Bronze age ceramic vessel sherd, 51mm long, 38mm wide and 12mm thick with a weight of 29.29g. A body sherd with large, irregular calcite inclusions in an earthy, uneven body. It varies in colour from a cream/buff inner surface, brown/beige body to an orange outer surface. It is decorated with two sets of parallel depressions interrupted by at least one transverse pair of depressions. Possibly late late Neolithic to early Bronze age grooved ware?
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: IOW-A0407B
Object type: FLOOR TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
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A particularly thick fragment of Roman ceramic floor tile. The fragment is sub-triangular in plan and rectangular in cross-section. The flat edge has a finished surface and the core is grey. Length: 228.0mm; width: 143.0mm; thickness: 77.0mm. Weight: c. 2539.0g. (post-room scales). Surface find in the Inter-tidal zone.
Created on: Saturday 12th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8ADA1A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
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A Roman ceramic sherd presenting a complete profile of a Black Burnished ware (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset or South Western variant) bowl or lid, commonly termed 'Dog bowl/Dog dish' dating to AD 100-410. The sherd demonstrates a complete profile from the rim to base although less than one eighth (12.5%) of the vessel remains. The rim is plain with a rounded top, slightly angled on the inner side, the sides slightly convex and meet the flat base at c.65 degrees. It has a hard fired, dark grey fabric which has frequent translucent quartz, <1.5mm. Evidence of burnishing a…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: WAW-8881A8
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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Probable Early Medieval socketed iron knife: A portion of the socket and a fragment of the blade remains. The socket tapers towards the blade, but is incomplete with a fragment of the side and terminal being broken. The blade is triangular in section. It measures 91.6mm long, 26.32mm wide, 17.7mm thick at the socket and weighs 49.29g. A similar socketed iron knife is published in West (1998), No. 101.3 which dates to the Early Medieval period.
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-7207F6
Object type: MARLIN SPIKE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval bone apple corer or fid, dating 18th century. The object is formed from a sheep's metapodial which has been carved using a saw. The proximal end of the bone has been sliced in half to form a scoop, leaving the hollow centre of the bone. The upper side of the corer has been decorated with a series of four incised X's or saltire crosses with a incised horizontal lines between each cross. At the distal end the fid has been pierced with a 3.61mm diameter drilled hole possibly for suspension. The keel of the distal has been removed. Dimensions: length: 100.48mm; wi…
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-372029
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Rim sherd of a Roman Black Burnished Ware jar, probably BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset, dating c. AD 100-410. The rim is everted with a rounded or beaded outer edge, now worn and broken. The piece is too small to estimate the diameter. There is extensive thick burnishing surviving on the outside and inside of the rim and outside of the body. The fabric is hard fired, dark grey and contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1mm, rare sub-angular orange/brown iron stone, <1.8mm and occasional sub-angular white inclusions, <1mm, possibly flint. It weighs 15.04g.…
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chilton Cantelo CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-915478
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A fragment of a Humber Ware vessel of medieval date, c.AD 1250 - 1500. The object is a partial handle, presumably from a large jug. The handle has an ovate section, wider to one end than the other, both terminating in worn brakes. The wider end, where the handle would meet the vessel proper, displays ovate depression, one to either side, as a result of the potter using thumbs to press the handle onto the vessel wall. The handle is decorated with a series of parallel transverse grooves, resulting in a twisted ribbed appearance. The fabric is hard fired with a grey core and red outer e…
Created on: Tuesday 18th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7A4074
Object type: DIE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A regular cast an incised lead die, possibly of Medieval to Post-Medieval date (c.AD 1100-1700). Description: The die is roughly cuboid but very irregular, with incuse dots indicating the values of each side formed by drilled or incised dimples. The numbering is heavily worn and not always clearly visible. The die is heavily patinated an off white to grey colour. Measurements: 7.64mm x 7.5mm x 7.22mm and 3.98g in weight. Discussion: The die has a regular layout, i.e. the number on opposite sides add up to seven. The regular numbering system on dies was used from the Roman period thr…
Created on: Monday 17th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7A1656
Object type: WASTER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Greater London Authority
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An unfinished turned bone object, possibly a large button, furniture fitting or even a rondel dagger fitting. Description: The unfinished item is circular (35mm in diameter) with a central perforation (3.05mm in diameter), there is a very small triangular tab at one side and at the other a large irregularly shaped tab on the other other side. Both sides have been heavily polished.and worn. Guiding lines and ware is visible. It is uncertain why the object was abandoned as there does not appear to be a clear fault in the object. Measurements: 62.37mm long, 36.93mm wide, 3.44mm thick a…
Created on: Monday 17th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7878DF
Object type: SHOE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A near complete worn Post-Medieval leather shoe. Description: It is of welt construction, where a strip of leather (welt) is stitched to an upper and insole of the shoe. The sole is then attached to it. The shoe has a rounded toe and the two piece upper is plain in design. There are stitch holes in the sole and welt. The sole remains attached to the insole and in fact looks like it was attached prior to the addition of the welt. Some of the leather thread used for stitching is still in place attaching the sole to the insole. The sole and insole remain in a complete state. The shoe is …
Created on: Monday 17th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 31st December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-50918E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Silver posy ring with D-section hoop and plain outer band and inscribed on the inside of the band with the words in italics: G'od above increase our love All of the letters are in lower case italics, apart from an initial upper case letter 'G' of God. The long 's' in 'increaSe' is more like an 'f' and this style of 's' stopped being used in about 1780 (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/why-f-instead-of-s-in-old-fashioned-spellings). At the end of the inscription there is a decorative mark of an inscribed bird with a pointed beak and feather coming off of the back of the head an…
Created on: Saturday 15th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: WAW-10781B
Object type: COMB
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon c. 5th to 12th century) bone comb fragment: The portion of the comb which remains is one side edge and a short portion of the teeth element of a comb. The side edge of the comb is sub-rectangular with slightly tapering outer corners, the tapering occurs in plan and in depth towards the upper edge. Protruding and integral to the interior of the side is the body of the comb. The body has traces of teeth on the upper and lower edge, all but one of the teeth are broken. The teeth on the upper edge have a tooth gauge of 5 per cm, and the teeth on the lower edge …
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-69FDA6
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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Roman Samian ware base sherd, 58mm long, 51mm wide and 24mm thick with a weight of 26.9g. The object consists of an open circular base which has a bowl form which is slightly wider than its base and turns abruptly upwards and tapers slightly. The inside of the bowl has a partial makers stamp which reads [.]ARVSSA. The form is DR 33. Robert Hopkins has privided the following info. 'Stamped by Carussa i of Lezoux, who was working c. AD 160-200. The die is 3a (Hartley & Dickinson, Names on Terra Sigillata, Vol 2, p.260); the illustration for this die comes from an example excavate…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-69BB07
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver heart shaped love token dating from AD 1836 onwards. It has been cut from a four pence (groat) coin of William IV (AD 1830 - 1837), dated [1]836. See Spink number 3837 (2003, page 399). The obverse has been polished smooth, obliterating the design. The reverse of the coin still has details of the figure of Britannia visible, as well as the first two letters of "FOUR PENCE" and the last three digits of the date: 1836. The coin has been very neatly cut with straight edges into a narrow heart with a pointed base and bilobed top. It is 15.6mm long, 11.5mm wide and 0.8mm thick. 0.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-6849FE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A Medieval (c.AD1250-1450) copper-alloy, folded sheet buckle plate and buckle. Description: The buckle plate is folded sheet copper alloy, with two rivet hole at the end furthest from the fold around the buckle. The plate is recessed to fit the buckle and the strap end is secured by two domeheaded rivets, both in situ. The upper plate surface is decorated with an inscription wihtin two bands, the upper band has 'A V E . M'. running from rivet to buckle; while the lower band has 'A R I A' inverted, running from buckle to rivet. The buckle bar is insitu, alougth the loop is missing at a…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-659EE6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A Medieval (13th - early 15th century) handmade rectangular copper alloy mount with four separate rivets. Description: The mount is a rectangular shaped piece of sheet copper alloy. There is a rivet hole in each corner with the separate rivets still in situ; one has it's rove attached. The mount is engraved with a black-letter, probably an M, this is overlayed in the centre of the M, by a stylised fleur with a collar. The edge above the letter is crimped. There is a punched hole placed centrally on the lower edge, within the incised border. Measurements: length: 29.16mm, width: 27.94…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-FC9345
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
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A fragment of shale bracelet, probably dating from the Roman period. It is curved in profile and the surviving piece is about a one sixth of the original object. The outer face comprises two smooth flat surfaces which rise gently to form a ridge around the centre where they meet. It also bears an upper and lower marginal groove. The inner face is plain, slightly convex and exhibits fine longitudinal ridges, probably from the time of manufacture. The profile suggests that the inner diameter of the whole would have been about 65mm. The material is a fine grained stone, probably shale…
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Saturday 22nd December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-FC065D
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A strip of sheet lead alloy folded around a small fragment of sheet lead of uncertain date. Description: The sheet leaded is folded over on itself from each end once and then folding in half. In the central fold is a small flat lead section with even concave sides, creating a 'calfskin' shape in plan. there is no incised detailing or decoration. Both object are patinated typical of aged lead Measurement: Total combined weight of both objects 58.32g Object 1: 37.49mm long, 29.67mm wide, 15.71mm thick 57.3g in weight Object 2: 23.17mm long, 22.21mm wide, 1.93mm thick and 1.02g in wei…
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-EAA87B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A complete stamped Post Medieval copper alloy finger ring, dating to the late 17th - 19th century. Description: The finger ring comprises a decorated band with a D-shaped cross-section. The decoration, all in counter-relief, comprises a repeated design of four eight petalled flowers or sunbursts between vertical bars, separated by other curls. These design elements in counter relief create cells that may have contained enamel as on LON-A11C97 which has traces of enamel remaining within in. There is a break in the band which is closed and sealed using solder. A mid brown colour (with s…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-82209A
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy purse frame fragment, dating from c. 1450 - 1550, probably Williams Class A1. Description: The fragment represents part of the frame of a purse, possibly the upper left section where it would close to where it would be atached to the purse bar. It formed from a long thin strip of hammered over copper-alloy with one piercing present for the attachment of of the material for the purse. Along the majority of its length however it is V-shaped in cross-section. The opposide side of the frame has incised decoration consisting of group of incised s-scroll floral lines, with in…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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