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    • Material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: HESH-ED6B38
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD); most probably medieval date (AD 1300-1550). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and a rounded rectangular shape in profile. The central hole is broadly circular and has been cast / set slightly off centre; it has an internal diameter of 9.6mm. The upper and lower faces are undecorated. The spindle whorl is a white colour with an even but eroded surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such as pott…
Created on: Friday 16th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Bryan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-D8C647
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete late Medieval lead alloy late Plantagenet issue token, dating AD1425-1490. Mitchiner & Skinner (1984:143/Pl. 2; no. 61) illustrate a token which bears a similar face design, and Mitchiner & Skinner (1984:142/Pl. 1; no. 39) illustrate a token which bears a similar shield design. Obverse: Frontal grinning face. Reverse: Shield quatered by void cross. Dimensions: diameter: 12.05mm; weight: 0.70g Reference: Mitchiner, M. and Skinner, A. 1984. English Tokens C.1425 - 1672. In Challis, C. and Blackburn, M. The British Numismatic Journal Volume 54 1985.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-D80A9F
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval, lead-alloy disc from a cuff link dating from AD 1750-1800. The disc is octagonal and depicts a ship within an incised octagonal curvilinear border. The rear of the fastener is undecorated; a casting seam is visible on the back. The disc has an integral looped shank squashed flat against back of the disk. Dimensions: diameter: 14.55mm; weight: 1.17g Reference: Read, B. 2005. Metal Buttons C.900BC - AD1700. Portcullis Publishing, Langport, Somerset
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: NLM-D67F76
Object type: LID
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy lid. A cylindrical lid from a vial with a moulded or stamped bordered motif on top. This might be viewed either as a schematic anchor, or, more intriguingly, as a stick-figure in a small cog-shaped boat with his arms raised, which could imply a quasi-medieval rendition of an imperilled mariner at prayer. However, such early dating is belied by screw thread within the lid. The edges of the object are facetted to enable a firm grip when the lid was to be opened or closed. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1850 Diameter: 12.2mm, Height: 6.4mm, Wall thickness (clear of thread…
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-D66E6B
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy button fragment. Cast discoid lightly biconvex button front retaining the rusty marks from the loss of a separate iron shank. A floral motif resembling a Tudor rose appears on the front. Fiercely abraded and chipped. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1650. Diameter: 19.7mm, Thickness: 6mm, Weight: 4.61gms
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-AE38C5
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy spoon fragment. Cast spatulate terminal from a spoon handle of plano-convex section with a shallow keeled underside, and with its end turned downwards. The latter feature points to a date in the second half of the 18th century. Abraded. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1760-1800. Length: 42.6mm, Width: 20.3mm, Thickness: 4.1mm, Weight: 14.45gms
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-ADBB59
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy medallion. A probably milled commemorative medallion. The 'obverse' bears the naturalistically styled portrait view of a clean-shaven man in a bicorn or tricorn hat, partly turned towards the observer. The other side is battered beyond interpretation, though a design perhaps includes a small crescentic or curvilinear figure off-centre. The context is perhaps the celebration of military success. Drilled at 12 O'clock for suspension. Abraded and chipped. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1715-1780 Diameter: 38.9mm, Thickness: 2.8mm, Weight: 17.46gms
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-AD1E7E
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Post Medieval lead alloy seal or token? c. 30mm in diamater and weighing 15.87g. The object is circular in form and rectangular in cross section and has a raised lip on one surface which has the remains of a recessed attachemnet loop visible (near the base as shown). This lipped side is decorated with the letters 127 sitting above a central raised six pointed star motif. The base is flat and plain. The object could be a wire or thread seal? or some sort of token or tally . For possibly older wire seals see Elton, S F. 'Cloth seals' p274-5 and BERK-738912, LVPL-53C7C1, LEIC-92C067
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: OXON-A91D7F
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A cast lead alloy token or tally dating from the late 17th to early 18th century AD (c. AD 1680 - 1710). The token is bifacial with the obverse depicting a horned animal, possibly a cow, advancing left with head facing and tail upright. The body of the animal has cross-hatched patterning and is curved. There is an equal armed cross above the animal's back. The reverse of the token is divided into three sections; the topbpanel has saltires within, the bottom panel has crosses within; the issuer's initials C H are between. This token is similar to Oxfordshire 'hatched cow' tokens, which…
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-9AB2A4
Object type: DIE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gloucestershire
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Lead roughly cuboid dice with each value marked with a drilled dot in a no-standard configuration and therefore not laid out in the standard seven pattern. The layout is a follows; --1 2-5-4 --3 --6 Taken from record LVPL-660CFA Dice are frequently found and can be of any date from the Roman period through to the Post Medieval period (AD 43 to AD 1700). It has been suggested that apart from their usual role in games of chance, the clergy may have occasionally used them as they could identify 56 different virtues, one for each of the outcomes created by throwing three dice together, a…
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-99C283
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Pewter spoon stem fragment. The stem is hexagonal in cross-section with a moulded tip in the shape of a scallop shell that is decorated with radiating lines that emanate form the centre of the shells base. The shaft of the spoon is undecorated. At the base of the shaft is a slight flattened expansion which is the bottom of the spoon bowl.
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-99A59A
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Lead alloy spoon fragment that consists of a bowl that had an oval or even fig shaped bowl. The rear of the bowl and has curving sides but the middle and tip are now missing. There is a slight raised ridge at the back which is a supporting ridge that leads to the stem, the stem has a circular cross-section but is truncated 20mm down the shaft, the top and bottom side of the shaft have been decorated with a series of chevrons.
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-998CD9
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Lead alloy spoon fragment that consists of a bowl that is a deep fig shape with low curved sides and an upwards pointing forward edge that is mostly truncated. The is a slight raised ridge at the back which is a supporting ridge that leads to the stem, the stem has a circular cross-section but is truncated 24mm down the shaft. This spoon has been flattened.
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-9978BE
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Lead alloy spoon fragment that consists of a bowl that is a deep fig shape with low curved sides and an upwards pointing forward edge. The is a slight raised ridge at the back which is a supporting ridge would have led to the stem, unfortunately the stem is completely missing having been truncated at its base.
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-994738
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete medieval (1150-1500) lead pilgrim's ampulla, missing one of its lug-handles. It has a particularly rounded and bulbous closed end. The closed end depicts a raised nine-armed impellar or 'swirl' (perhaps a star or wheel), which fills all the space in this rounded section of the ampulla. This face is also particularly bulbous, extending max. c.12mm from the centre of the object. The opposite face depicts a raised fleur-de-lis within a central lozenge (raised edge), three U-shaped ridges stacked within each other surrounding it and being finally flanked by the edge of the o…
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-5AFD35
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy weight or gaming piece of uncertain dating. The weight is disc shaped, with flat faces and rounded sides. There is an incised line across one side just offset from centre. The other side face very faint lettering around the outside edge, too worn to be legible except for a possible X. The metal is worn and creamy brown in colour. The weight is 27 mm in diameter and 2 mm thick. It weighs 12.83g. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain. This function is not certain however and the object may have served a…
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-5AB02C
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy spinning toy/spinner/ buzz wheel or whirligig dating from the 19th or 20th century AD. The toy is circular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross-section. It consists of a smooth slightly irregular disc, measuring between 27 and 30mm in diameter. There are two string holes in the centre. There is no decoration on either side of the whirligig. It has a thickness of 1mm, and the two holes in the centre each measure 1.5mm acroos, and are 3.5mm apart. The surface has a buff coloured patina, and it weighs 6.97g. Similar objects have been recorded on The Portable Antiquities Sche…
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-48DED2
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval (1500-1600) lead alloy dress hook of Read's Class C Type 4, rectangular in shape and D-shaped in cross-section with an integral sharp hook. The flat underside of the dress hook has a D-shaped perforation 11.5x3.1mm parallel and close to the open end (which measures 20.9x6.9mm). It is otherwise undecorated. The convex upper face is decorated with raised ribs forming a pattern of whole and half lozenges within a raised linear border flanking the edges. The four complete lozenges at the centre form a larger central lozenge. Within each small lozenge is the raised outline o…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-46BFB9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is cylindrical with a circular plan and a rectangular cross-section. The circular faces are both concave. All surfaces appear undecorated. The metal is white/brown in colour and is worn. The weight is 22.2mm in diameter, 14.7mm thick and weighs 49.0g. The term 'weight' is used here in its broadest sense to include uses that do not involve weighing (e.g. holding-down, tensioning, etc.). They were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post-Medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty without supporting…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: NARC-412B09
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete lead alloy Bag Seal of Modern date (AD 1880-1890). The object is sub-circular in plan and flat in section with sub-ovate voids running between the upper and lower plates. The object is decorated in low relief with a continuous raised circular border on both sides which depicts their trade mark shield with REGISTERED around the border to one side, and TRADEMARK to the other. The other side THE QUEEN'S SEEDSMEN in three lines across the middle and with script around the border. This would have read WEBB & SONS at the top and SALTNEY STOURBRIDGE below. It is a rarer vari…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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