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Record ID: SUR-DFE410
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete post Medieval lead alloy alnage seal seal. Only one disc out of the original two or four remains; this depicts a crowned Harp with a number 1 to the left indicating the alnage subsidy of 1 penny for the cloth. See SUR-C9B38C etc for more complete examples.
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-DFD719
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
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A cast Roman lead-alloy miniature axe head, dating to AD 43-410. The object is roughly trapezoidal in shape and triangular in section. The rear of the axehead is transversely pierced with a circular hole. From the haft end the blade extends to a wider, narrower cutting edge that is slightly splayed. Length: 20.9 mm Width: 12.1 mm Thickness: 7.7 mm Weight: 6.19 g
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ratcliffe on Soar', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-DF1704
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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A cast lead alloy steelyard weight of 387.95g (a little over 1 Roman libra). The weight is pear shaped, 48.3mm in length and 38.7mm in diameter, with holes in the centre of both end for iron suspension loops. There are no marks.
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: SUR-CC7C3D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A probable spindle whorl, 23.6mm in diameter with a central piercing of 6.8mm diameter. The object has a plano-convex cross section. There is no decoration.
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 24th May 2022
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Record ID: OXON-B9A6AA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A Roman cast lead vessel repair (pot mend). It has an irregularly shaped face on one side of a roughly cylindrical rivet on the oppoiste face of which is a similarly irrgular face. The mend is an off white colour. No pottery survives around the cylindircal mend section. The whole piece is 24.2mm by 22.8mm, 9.4mm thick and weighs 8.80 grams.  Pot mends of this form are found in both Roman and Medieval periods, as a common way to repair broken pottery. The find has been found in a field with many other Roman finds suggesting a possible Roman date.
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: SF-B7B3B7
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A complete Medieval lead alloy token dating to circa AD 1250-1550. The token is discoidal and uniface with straight edges. The face bearing the design depicts a saltire cross in relief with each spoke terminating in raised circular pellets.  The design is consistent with Powell's Type 14, crosses. Diameter: 22.8mm; Thickness: 3.60mm; Weight: 9.58g.
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Horringer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B72CDB
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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An incomplete cast lead-alloy figurine dating to the early Post-Medieval period. The object is a flat figure moulded on one side and smooth on the other, it can therefore be classified as Forsyth and Egan, Type 3. The figure is flat and incomplete, the bottom and head is missing, along with one of the arm. The main body is sub-rectangular and depicted wearing a bodice, which is decorated with moulded lines and pellets. The arms are integrally cast and meet at the hips and shoulders, but there is a space between the arms and the body.
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: NARC-B54971
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete lead alloy Token of probable Post-Medieval date (AD 1550-1750). The object has been cut, now forming approximately one quarter of a circular bi faced token. The retained outer edge is raised forming an outer boarder. Both sides of the object have repeating pellets, no other details are visible. Length: 14.59mm, Width: 14.89mm, Thickness: 2.84mm, Weight: 2.0g
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: WMID-B4DB49
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy figurine, of uncertain dating, probably Post Medieval (AD 1600 to AD 1800). The figurine is anthropomorphic (human like), consisting of a standing male figure. The head is globular, with a flattened top hat. No facial details remain. The arms both come to the front of the body, with right arm held bent, and left arm touching the genitals. The genital area has a pronounced erect phallus, with two testicles underneath. The legs are positioned together. The feet merge into a circular platform. The reverse of the figurine is flat, with limited …
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-7E9697
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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A lead medieval alloy biconical spindle whorl, with an uneven but apparently undecorated surface.   It is 27mm in diameter, 12mm thick and has a hole 8mm in diameter.  It is in good condition with a grey-white patina and weighs 45.31g.
Created on: Friday 20th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: OXON-7A21C5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A Roman cast lead vessel repair (pot mend). It has a large, irregularly oval shaped face on one side of the vessel which is approximately the same size as the sherd. A narrow stem runs through the sherd and then end in a a very large broadly circular expansion on the other face. There is a relatively small piece of the original pot attached to the mend. The pottery has a mid brownish grey fabric with common (c.20%) coarse -medium sand temper. One surface has a thin light green glaze still remaining although it has been chipped away near its edge. The whole piece is 33.3mm by 30…
Created on: Friday 20th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: WMID-6413EB
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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A Post Medieval bi-faced token dating to circa AD 1550 - 1850.  One face depicts a double-headed eagle and the other face appears to be blank. The token has a cream coloured surface patina.  There are other examples of tokens with double headed eagles that also have a rose on the opposing face. These tokens were produced centrally on a large scale in the latter half of the 16th century (c.1560-1590) and were common alternative currency in Elizabeth I's reign. cf SUSS-7F41A7, BERK-330C0C, SUR-A2B924. This example appears to be blank on the reverse and…
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: SUR-611E7A
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
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A biconical lead alloy cast Roman steelyard weight of 227.27g (between 2/3 and 3/4 of a Roman libra (pound)). There is a stump of an iron suspension loop at both the upper and lower apex. There is no decoration to the surface.
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 19th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Flexford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-6036D7
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete Medieval lead-alloy ampulla dating to circa AD 1250-1500. The extant piece consists of the crescentic lower half of the half of the chamber, now squashed.  The faces of the chamber are both decorated. Both sides have a series of four longitudinal grooves in low relief.  Length: 30mm; Width: 29.2mm; Thickness: 5.8mm; Weight: 25.64g.
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 19th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Horringer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-5F0111
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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A Post-Medieval lead-alloy button, dating to c.AD 1600 - 1700. The button is circular in plan and D-shaped in section, having a domed front. The front of the button is decorated with at the apex with a moulded annulet, radiating from the annulet are 21 moulded lines, each slightly curved and inconsistently distanced. Possibly spoked wheel decoration. The rear is undecorated but has retained a thick attachment loop. The semi-circular loop is rectangular in plan and in section. The button is mostly complete, some of the outer edge is worn.  Diameter: 19 mm  Thickness:…
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 19th May 2022
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Record ID: NARC-510017
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a lead alloy probable Pilgrims Badge of Medieval date (AD 1400-1550). The object is now ovate in form and concave on the upper surface with a flat underside. The upper surface is decorated with moulded double curvilinear lines toward the upper edge and a possible hand in the lower left-hand side of the fragment. The object my be figurative, however the details are missing. The lower surface is plan and undecorated. Length: 21.68mm, Width: 15.18mm, Thickness: 2.84mm, Weight: 5.1g The metal is light brown in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. The object is simi…
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 19th May 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-4D5068
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An incomplete Post-Medieval lead-alloy button, dating to c.AD 1600 - 1700. The button is circular in plan and D-shaped in section, the front of the button is convex. The button is decorated with four sets of three radiating lines. These radiate on the slightly flatter border, the central dome is undecorated. The underside of the button is mostly flat, but slightly uneven. Slightly off centre is a raised lug which would have housed the now missing attachment loop. Diameter: 24.8 mm Thickness: 8.5 mm Weight: 15.58 g Similar shaped lead button are illustrated in Read (2010) Metal bu…
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2022
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Record ID: SUR-4C0565
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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A cast copper alloy trade weight of 6.88g (1/4oz) dating to the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714). The weight has marks (2nd image) of a crowned A, the sword of St Paul for London and the ewer of the London Founder's Company. The weight was found wrapped in a piece of lead which increased the weight to just under an ounce and which may have been intended to allow the weight to be used for higher values that it was originally intended.
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2022
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Record ID: OXON-3E4ACF
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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A lead alloy pendant of Medieval to Post Medieval date (c. AD 1250-1700). The pendant consists of a small cross shape with horizontal and vertical arms of almost equal length. The terminal of the upper arm has a is perforated to create a suspension loop. The surface is a mottled light grey and cream colour. The pendant measures 29.43mm long, 21.68mm wide, 6.58mm thick and weighs 10.66g. This pendant is likely a cross pendant, which may have been carried as a personal symbol of one's religious beliefs, or as an apotropaic device to ward off evils spirits and dem…
Created on: Tuesday 17th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: SUR-39CE3F
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A sphere of lead alloy measuring 39mm (1.5 inch) in diameter and weighing 338.5g. The object has no stamps or distinctive markings. Possibly a ball of shot intended for use in a long barrelled / small bore piece of artillery such as a Serpentine cannon which had a nominal bore size of 1.5 inch diameter.
Created on: Tuesday 17th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2022
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