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Record ID: BERK-F55D7C
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast lead alloy dress hook of early post-Medieval date, about AD 1500 - 1600. Read (2008) Early Post Medieval Class D Type 1. The main plate is broadly rectangular in plan with peripheral knops. In the centre of the face is a raised decorative panel with an unclear design within. The top of the dress hook is missing. On the reverse is a rectangular attachment loop and an integral tube within which is the remains of a separate hook of iron, most of which is now missing. Two similar objects can been found on this database (FAKL-8D8317 and FAKL-B39A62).
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-F38418
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A worn post medieval lead alloy token or tally of probably 17th or 18th century date. The token is bifacial, with one side depicting a large capital 'N' in retrograde (a common feature of these objects), surrounded by four annulets. The opposing side depicts a large capital 'T' formed of pellets, with the letters MN and/or NM to either side.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F37EA5
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy probable gaming piece, or possibly a weight, of probable medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1800. The object is circular in plan with a shallow conical applied knop on the upper surface. The knop is incised with seven lines radiating from the central point. The base is flat and undecorated. The metal has a light white patina. The object is 28.3mm in diameter, 8mm tall and weighs 25.9g. 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…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F32F1C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A possibly complete lead-alloy weight or gaming piece of possible Early-Medieval date, c.AD 850 - 1050. The object is plano-convex with a large central depression in the flat face. The upper domed surface displays a shiny grey patina while the sides and base are a light creamy brown colour. The object is 23.6mm in diameter, 14.8mm tall, the depression is 8.1mm in diameter and 6.1mm deep. It weighs 41.9g. Similar objects have been recorded on the PAS database. See: SWYOR-383CED and FAKL-CEFD68.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F1D33D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy weight of possible Roman to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 43 - 1700. The weight is cylindrical in form, and narrows towards each terminal. An irregular longitudinal overlap of metal has been crudely smoothed suggesting the object was constructed from a single sheet rolled over onto itself. The metal has a light white/grey patina and is worn. The weight is 34.5mm long, 15.5mm in widest diameter and weighs 42.2g. According to Helen Geake, 'Perforated weights of other shapes (e.g. long hollow cylinders, or thin rods with a perforation at one end) are very imperfectly un…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F1A431
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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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 worn 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 weight is 70.9mm long, 48.7mm wide, 11mm thick and weighs 239g. 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.A…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F112E1
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete lead-alloy pilgrim badge of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. The object is rectangular in plan with a narrow rectangular section. Each of the four corners are broken and worn though would have featured sewing holes. The front faces bears a moulded design featuring a knight on horseback riding left within a beaded border. The name +GVILELM is present along the top edge. The reverse is undecorated. The imagery represents St Guilhem-le-Desert of Southern France. St Guilhem was a cousin of Charlemagne who halted the invasion of the Frankish Kingdom by the Arabs in AD 793. Hi…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-DF2C58
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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Post-medieval mount, possibly a harness boss. The object is ovoid in shape with a convex face. The design on the front of the object is radially symmetrical and consists of an inner circle which is raised and smooth, surrounded by a border of alternating pine cones and oak leaves in relief. These in turn are enclosed by a corded rim. There are possible traces of silvering in recessed areas of the design. The reverse of the object is smooth and concave with no decoration, but has the remains of possible attachment points on either side.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Biddulph', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DD7A36
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete and rather damaged lead-alloy cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, c. 1550-1700. The cloth seal is of the two disc type, originally connected by means of a central stud, though now only the midpoints of each disc survive. The outer disc has been stamped with the Royal Arms (three lis and three lions opposed quarterly), flanked by a cipher- though only the 'R' survives and subsequently the monarch under whose authority this cloth seal was issued cannot be identified. However based on style, it is likely to be Elizabeth I or Charles I. Preserved in rather poor condition with a…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lavenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DCEDCE
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy medallion. Milled commemorative medallion celebrating the 1897 Diamond Jubilee of the accession of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). Pierced at 12 O'clock. Obverse description: Bust crowned and veiled left. Obverse inscription: VICTORIA REGINA IMPERATRIX Reverse description: legend over seven or eight lines with circumferential inscription, legend reads: [---] / [--]THE[---]/OF SH[---]ID TO/QUEEN VICTORIA/IN NORTON PARK/SHEFFIELD/MAY 1897 Reverse inscription: 1837 DIAMOND JUBILEE 1897 [--]EMORATION[--]LEST[--] Diameter: 39.1mm, Thickness: 3mm, Weight: 18.53gms, die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DCA2EC
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy possible furniture fitting. A cast curved bar with a keeled outer side and tapered towards one end; the other end is lost. Here taken to be a fragment from a drop handle for a drawer; the lack of fixings might suggest the ends of the handle tucked into separate loops attached to the drawer. The material is not the most suitable for such a usage and the object might alternatively be part of a handle from a lidded tankard of similar date.Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1850. Length: 57mm, Width: 8.6mm, Thickness: 4.6mm, Weight: 7.72gms
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Legbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-9C3A72
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A compete lead alloy Seal Martix of Medieval date (AD 1200-1400). The object is a vesica seal matrix and is ovate in plan. The front of the object has and engraved central motif depicting a lis. There is a circumferential inscription which is heavily abraded. The legible portion reads: []SIGIL[] (seal). The back of the object is predominantly flat with a small spur projecting which would have formed a loop but which is missing. The metal is a dark cream in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. Length: 33.76mm, Width: 17.44mm, Thickness (clear of spur): 4.08mm, Weight: 13.3g.
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-8BBB8D
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy medallion fragment. Milled commemorative medallion celebrating the 1902 coronation of Edward VII (1901-1910). Pierced for suspension at 12 O'clock. Torn and lightly crumpled Obverse description: Conjoined busts left. Obverse inscription: [--]KING EDWARD VII[---]CORONA[--] 1902 Reverse description: Arms of England, Ireland and Scotland in wreath, scroll above with legend. Reverse inscription: [LON]G LIVE THE KING Diameter (as found): 38.7mm, Weight: 18.32gms, die axis; 12
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-8B4D66
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy spoon fragment. Cast oval-ended terminal from a small spoon fragment. A complex moulded design of vegetal curls or fronds and florets originating from a medial longitudinal ridge at the end covers the upper side; the underside is smooth and plain. Abraded, and bent into an S-shaped curve with the end downwards - the latter perhaps an original feature. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1800. Length (as found): 32.2mm, Width: 13.1mm, Thickness: 3.3mm, Weight: 6.48gms
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-72BBE8
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete lead alloy Seal Matrix of Medieval date (1300-1400). The object is circular in plan and flat with an integral circular suspension loop on the back of the object. The front face has a central circular boarder within which is a six pointed star and crescent. The outer field bares the inscription : S' hENR' CAkEBRED. The metal is a cream in colour with a smooth patina. Diameter: 29.88mm, Thickness: 2.71mm, Weight: 14.2g. M Jones comments: Reaney (DBS s.n.) gives a Richard Cakebred (Suffolk 1327), and Reaney notes that originally, at least, the byname would have been attac…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-667090
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval to post-Medieval lead alloy standing weight (c. 1200-c. 1600). This weight is sub-square in cross-section and tapers from the base towards the suspension loop at the top. The base is rounded and the top is narrowed and pierced with a circular hole, 3.0mm in diameter. The two faces on the same plane as the hole have indentations. The weight is greyish buff. Height: 37.0mm; width: 15.4mm; thickness: 13.6mm. Weight: 39.28g. Biggs and Withers (2000) suggest that this type of weight first appeared around c. 1200. However, the ease with which lead can be cast and thei…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-60FA9C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy button. Cast biconvex button with the stub of an integrally cast loop. The front bears a moulded pattern of tiny round scales in four concentric rings. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1650. Diameter: 9.8mm, Thickness (clear of loop): 4.5mm, Weight: 2.84gms
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-5E1646
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
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Medieval or post medieval lead alloy token or tally, Length: 23 mm, width: 19 mm, thickness: 5 mm, weight: 9.23 g. The object is oval in form and rectangular in cross section. It has an irregular edge and surface. It has two circular cross sectioned projections at one narrower end and below this is decorated with several poorly placed raised radiating lines. The object is probably a tally/token of soem form, but is poorly executed.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-5DFBBC
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete early post-medieval (1500-1700) lead alloy button (probably), missing its integral loop and one of four decorative knops. The button is domed to the front and concave to the reverse, with a prominent casting flash from the centre of which extends the incomplete stem. All breaks are old. A raised ring flanks the central, undecorated, domed element of the button. Around this is a rim decorated with raised transverse ribs. At three of four equidistant points is a flat D-shaped knop, flat to the underside and domed to the front. To the reverse the casting flash runs at a cent…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5CE7D4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval to medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, Length: 23 mm, width: 19 mm, weight: 17.06 g. The whorl is mis cast, having been squashed whilst still molten? giving it a sub circular form and it has a sub rectangular cross section, having curved sides. It is undecorated and has a central hole which would have been circular and had an internal diameter of 10mm. The form matches Walton Rogers form A2, which she dates to 700-1100AD.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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