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Record ID: WREX-8AAD96
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Possible post-medieval lead alloy button. The front of the object has a geometric pattern cast in relief.The reverse has a central dome into which has been case an iron loop - only traces of which remain. Length: 28.03mm; width: 21.31mm; thickness at central dome: 5.59mm; thickness of rim: 2.11mm; weight: 4.6g
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bishampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-888278
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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A complete cast lead-alloy weight or spindle whorl dating from the late Early Medieval to Medieval periods, c. 1000-1500. It is circular in plan and plano-convex in section, with a rounded upper section and flat underside. A medium sized irregular sized central circular aperture is visible at the centre of the object, on one side of which is a deep transverse incision possibly relating to wear from suspension. Preserved in fair condition with a creamy white patina, it measures 28.01mm in diameter, 14.41mm thick, and weighs 73.67g.
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bressingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-884BB2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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A complete cast lead-alloy weight or spindle whorl dating to the late Early Medieval or Medieval period, c. 1000-1500. It is circular in plan, with a large and irregular circular aperture at its midpoint. Preserved in fair condition, it measures 24.95mm in diameter, 11.10mm thick, and weighs 43.59g.
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bressingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-77AB82
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval lead or lead alloy circular double-sided token (c. 1500-c. 1850). Powell Type 2/27. The token has a raised design on each side. One side has initials T·C with a grid below and the other side has an obscure feature. This token has a buff patina. Diameter: 17.0mm. Weight: 3.15g. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be post-Medieval in date (1500-1850)…
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-760C58
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The spindle whorl is bi-conical with a central perforation running through it. Both surfaces are decorated with raised zig-zag lines with raised pellets in each angle. The metal has a mid-grey/white patina and is worn. The spindle whorl is 28.9mm in diameter, 13.7mm thick and weighs 44.8g. The perforation is 9.9mm in diameter. Lead spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Decorated examples are thought to…
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th October 2017
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Record ID: IOW-73D826
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead or lead alloy circular uniface token (c. 1500-c. 1850). Powell Type 7. The token has raised hatched lines forming lozenges on one side and the other side is plain. The token has a buff patina. Diameter: 17.8mm. Weight: 3.79g. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be post-Medieval in date (1500-1850), those which seem to mimic Medieval penny de…
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-729AC1
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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Complete Post-Medieval, sub-circular, uniface, lead alloy token dating from AD1550-1700. This is a Powell type 20 token. The obverse face has a beaded border with a merchant's mark of a '4' in retrograde with a letter 'G' below and foliate decoration to the right. The reverse of the token is undecorated. Lead alloy tokens were used for many purposes during the Medieval and Post Medieval periods, and cast by both large and small industries. They are therefore very difficult to date, but those with initials are thought to date to the Post Medieval period. Dimensions: diameter: 11.33m; …
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th October 2017
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Record ID: LON-687BF7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post medieval lead alloy Named Searcher's Proforma cloth seal dating from AD 1575 -1650. The seal is subrectangular, on the obverse the seal bears the legend RICHARD / FLETCHER / SERCHED (HE ligatured) all within a beaded rectangular border. The reverse has the proforma stamp LONG (31 1/2 incused) / WAIGHT (73 incused) / NARO (2 Y incused) (HT ligatured), in three lines each divided by a beaded line. Another cloth seal bearing the name Richard Fletcher is in Egan (1995:No.244 Fig.33) and Elton (2017:243) Dimensions: length: 33.57mm; width: 27.24mm; weight: 13.97g A similar named s…
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th October 2017
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Record ID: IOW-614DFD
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval lead alloy one-piece button, possibly of seventeenth century date. The head of the button is sub-circular in plan with a maximum diameter of 21.4mm. The front has a raised design perhaps representing the petals of a flower head. The flat back has a central integral attachment loop. The hole of the loop is circular and "countersunk" on both faces. This button is grey with buff corrosion deposits. Maximum diameter: 21.4mm; height of head: 5.4mm; overall height: 11.0mm. Weight: 11.81g.
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-5CDAA6
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead or lead alloy unidentified object fragment. A small fragment of thin [0.7mm] cast metal with moulded details on one side, comprising a ?basal zone resembling a short hemmed garment with a series of nested roundels above it. These details appear on the outer side; within, a small thickened structure might relate to fixing or attachment. The basal edge may be as cast, but all other edges are torn. Patinated. The thickness of the metal allies this to hollow-cast toys of the late 19th and 20th centuries, and to post-medieval base metal toys and medieval pilgrim badges. The flexibility…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-5C4051
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Early medieval lead alloy weight, 21mm in diameter, 8mm thick and weighing 11.39grams. The object is roughly circular in form and rectangular in cross section with rounded sides. It has a slightly concave lower surface with a cresecnt shaped depression, probably accidental. Its upper surface is slightly concvex and has a centrally placed orange stone chip inlaid into it. The only other objects of this nature recorded here are LVPL-AA5D02 and NLM-ACB318, these are more likely to be gaming counters given their form. Various weights with the same form as this object have been found at T…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-4D50C2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A worn crudely cast lead-alloy uniface token of the Late Medieval to Early Modern period, dating to AD1400 - AD 1900. Description: The token is roughly circular and uniface (with decoration on one side). The decoration consists of an 8 spoked wheel with the spokes poking out past the rim. It seems likely that the projecting spokes may be meant to represent a The token is grey and with some patches of off white. Measurements: 18.13mm in diameter, 2.34mm thick and 4.49g in weight. Discussion: Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, wei…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: IOW-4C289A
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval lead or lead alloy circular double-sided token (c. 1500-c. 1850). Powell Type 2. The token has a raised initial letter on both faces: T on one side, C on the other side. There is a faint letter or design either side of the upright of the letter T. The token has a buff patina. Diameter: 22.0mm. Weight: 5.79g. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be po…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-4BC251
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). The token is sub circular and flat. The obverse design is unclear but is probably a capital letter H (Powell type 2). The reverse is undecorated. The token has a diameter of 22.6 mm and is 2.5 mm thick. It weighs 5.4 g. The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4BB645
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). The token is circular and flat. The obverse design is unclear but is probably a circular or elliptical one. At least four interlocking circular lines are present, intersecting at the centre, with pellets around the edge (Powell type 31). The reverse is undecorated. The token has a diameter of 23.0 mm and is 2.3 mm thick. It weighs 5.1 g. The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4B9EC6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: City of Stoke-on-Trent
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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). The token is circular and flat. The obverse design depicts a outer rim or wreath design. A central four petalled flower inside a plain border, outside diagonal radiating lines (Powell type 28). The reverse is undecorated. The token has a diameter of 30.9 mm and is 1.9 mm thick. It weighs 11.7 g. The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4B903A
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: City of Stoke-on-Trent
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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). The token is circular and flat. The obverse design depicts a quartered geometric design, with a central cross and four smaller inward pointing chevrons (Powell type 12). The reverse is undecorated. The token has a diameter of 21.5 mm and is 1.7 mm thick. It weighs 4.7 g. The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4B847D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: City of Stoke-on-Trent
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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). The token is circular and flat. The obverse design depicts a long cross with a pellet in each quarter (Powell type 14). The reverse is undecorated. The token has a diameter of 15.7 mm and is 2.5 mm thick. It weighs 3.6 g. The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4AF0F3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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A miscast complete lead or lead alloy probable spindle whorl, of Roman to Post Medieval dating (AD 43 - AD1650). In plan it is sub-circular and sub rectangular in cross section. Both faces has have six moulded raised circular pellets, located around a slightly off centre perforation, with raised rim. The perforation which has an internal diameter of 8.6 mm. The detail is more obvious on more side than the other, with flattening of the design occuring. The whorl has a diameter of 32.8 mm and is 12.2 mm thick. It weighs 67.3 g (2.37 oz). The whorl is of a light to mid grey colour, wit…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-4AC085
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead or lead alloy bi convex decorated spindle whorl or weight probably dating from c1100 to 1500 AD. The spindle whorl is sub circular in shape, and lentoid in section. Both faces have been decorated with raised decoration. One face is decorated with a series of lines of rays that run from the perforation to the rim. The other face is decorated with two roughly concentric bands of raised pellets. The central perforation has an approximate internal diameter of 10mm. The diameter is 30mm and the weight 28.48g. Spindle whorls, as an artefact type, can be hard to date accurate…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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