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Record ID: SUR-FB2179
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A lead alloy weight, 14.33mm by 13.8mm, with cross hatched lines on one side. The other side has seven possibly intentionally pierced dots but is otherwise undecorated. Late Medieval to Post Medieval.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FB1956
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with rounded edges and corners. A raised crowned fleur-de-lis design is present on the upper surface. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-white/brown patina and is worn. The length is 67mm, the width is 48mm and the weight 198.15g. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods. Shield-shaped weights are a distinctive group of trade weights which are used from c.AD 1380 and …
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-FB10CE
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A lead alloy token, 18.8mm in diameter, with a crescent and cross potent or fleury on one side. The other is undecorated. Late Medieval to Post Medieval.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-FAA46E
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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Lead alloy cloth or bag seal. One side is stamped S and C flanking a crucifix over interlace, within a beaded border. The reverse is plain. Circa 17th-18th century.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-FA0CCA
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete cast lead alloy probable Palm Guard of Post-Medieval date (AD 1600-1900). The object is circular in plan and concavo-convex in section. There is a circular indention in one side which forms the D-shaped cross-section. Around the depression the remainder of the lower surface is flat. The upper (convex) surface is pitted (heavily in some places) and with linear striations. Palm guards such as this object were for use by a leather worker or sail maker to protect the palm whilst stitching. Length: 47.97mm, Width: 47.04mm, Thickness: 32.47mm, Diameter (depression): 18.94mm, W…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-F9F7EC
Object type: LOOMWEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete lead or lead alloy weight, probably Loom Weight. The date is uncertain though probably of the Roman to Post Medieval period (AD 43 - AD 1900). The object is cylindrical with a sub-oval perforation through the object to facilitate attachment. There is evidence of some post depositional damage in the form of indentations, pitting and scratches on the surface of the object. There is one large ovate indentation possible caused by post-depositional damage, above the base of the object. The surface is otherwise plain and undecorated. Length: 51.66mm, Width: 30.92mm, Thickness: 1…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: WREX-F95F1B
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
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Complete Post Medieval lead alloy miniature horn book dating c1500-1700AD showing the alphabet. There are four lines of letters and one line with decoration. Line 1 has a cross and the letters ABCD; line 2 has EFG (which is reversed), HIKL; line 3 has MN (which is reversed), OPQR; line 4 has S (which is reversed), TVWX and (which is also reversed). Line 5 is a decorative although it is possible that the first two symbols are poorly marked letters that may be a maker. The reverse of the object has a relief 8-pointed star with a central pellet. The arms of the start are made up of kite-…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llangollen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-F8F697
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
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A complete lead alloy pilgrim's ampulla dating from the 14th or 15th century. The long oval handles or attachment lugs are complete but squashed against the body of the vessel. The circular flask has moulded relief decoration on both sides. One side has a large crown with a cross hatched inside. The opposite side has a crowned I possibly in a circular border. The I is substantial and is cross hatched. The ampulla has a white patina and is in good condition. The crowned I may stand for Our Lady of Ipswich or St Ives (Ramsey Abbey, Hunts). An almost identical ampulla is recorded on the …
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Asaph', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-F8E035
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy cloth seal, 25.3mm in diameter, stamped AO with crowns above each letter.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-F8174C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy button fragment. Cast flat discoid button front, retaining the stubs of an integrally cast and possibly drilled loop. The front bears a die-stamped design comprising a central floret and an outer border of four closely juxtaposed strands of zig-zag ornament. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1800. Diameter: 17.6mm, Thickness (clear of loop): 1.6mm, Weight: 2.84gms
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muckton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-B9E481
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy seal matrix, Length: 79 mm, width: 47 mm, thickness: 6 mm, weight: 136 g. The seal has a pointed oval form and a rectangular cross section. It has a flat reverse with no loop but a small depressed area that may have held one. The matrix has a rather crude image of a bishop? with the head squashed into the point and very square body with feet protruding from the hem of his garment. The figure is holding a cross headed shaft, with left hand raised in benediction. His garment is decorated with a double chevron border running from its shoulders with the point on the c…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-A29767
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete cast lead or lead-alloy badge or mount, possibly dating to the late Medieval to Post Medieval period. The uniface object is in the form of a horse and rider but is broken. The surviving part of the horse depicts its lower body, hind and upper leg. The horse is very worn but appears to have moulded decoration that may represent livery. The rider sat upright on the back of the horse is rather crudely depicted. Only the upper torso, lower body and upper legs survive. One hand, or part of the arm, appears to be placed on or by the hip. It is not clear what the rider is wearin…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A27E81
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post Medieval lead alloy button dating to the period c.AD 1600-1700. The button is discoidal or slightly hexagonal, with an integrally cast shank projecting from the reverse but now broken c2mm from its base. The front is slightly convex and the back probably originally flat, though the button has been bent at some point such that the back is partially slightly concave. The front of the button has a raised border c1mm in width created by an incised line running around the circumference of the button. This incision displays brown corrosion products rather than the mid-grey of most of…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7D5832
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Medieval or Post Medieval lead alloy token, 23mm in diameter and 4mm thick with a weight of 6.62grams. The token is circular in form and rectangular in cross section. It is decorated on one face with an incomplete raised border which houses a raised cross with a sub -spherical pellet in each quarter.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7D41FE
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated lead alloy mount (or possibly a pendant?), 23mm in length, 12mm wide and 5mm thick with a weight of 7.49grams. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section with a rounded upper edge (as shown) and a straight lower edge. The upper surface is slightly rounded and has a small spherical projection, c.4mm in diameter, centrally placed below its edge and projecting forwards. below this is a reilef figure consisting of a circular head above a rectangular body and arms which appears to be worn? as at the point the figure disappears the object turns sharply downwards, possib…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7CAF45
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
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An undated lead alloy figurine, 92mm in length, 34mm wide and 16mm thick with a weight of 168.00grams. The figure is crudely cast and has few datable features. It consists of a human body, probably naked and with no detail added. It has arms which are bent at the elbow, but the lower parts are now missing. Its feet are very large and are aligned to stand on a curved surface?
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7C7A1F
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy vessel fragment. A small shard from the everted rim of a cast metal vessel of estimated diameter 120mm. There is a step on the external surface between the base of the rim and the wall of the vessel. A buff concretion appears on the outer surface. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1900. Height: 13mm, Length: 32.1mm, Thickness (at rim): 2mm, Weight: 4.87gms
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7C2593
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy possible Fishing weight or plumb bob, of probable Medieval dating (12th to 16th Centuries AD). The weight is a flattened spherical pointed oval shape, decorated with two incised lines on either side. An incomplete integral circular perforation (suspension loop) is present at one of the pointed ends. The length is 63mm, the width is 16mm and the weight 6.54g.This weight was perhaps used as a sinker for a net or as a plumb bob. Cf. Egan (1998), 310-11, fig.231). The metal is a mid-cream to bluish-white in colour with a smooth patina. Weights such as this…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7C1850
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy whistle fragment. Cast cylinder with a flat seam along opposed mould lines, otherwise with a surface occupied by moulded diagonally angled circumferential ribs, with narrow [0.7mm] billeted zones between them. One end is closed by a hemispherical cap with a suspension loop at its end; the other is broken across the site of an integrally cast reed; these features all appear integral parts of a single casting. The metal retains a grey tint overall, which may point to a recent date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval to Modern. 1875-1925 Length: 41.9mm, Diameter: 14.6mm, Thickness…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7B67BD
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy probable weight possibly a spindle whorl, probably dating from the medieval to early post medieval period (c AD 1300-1600). It is bi-conical, with a circular perforation biconical on one side and flat on the other. The perforation has an internal diameter of 8mm. The object is very worn and has a greyish/white patina. The diameter is 31mm and the weight 52.96g
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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