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Record ID: SUR-AF1126
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: MODERN
County: Surrey
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A badly corroded Victorian tin or pewter medallion, 50mm in diameter, struck to commemorate the The Great Exhibition in London, 1851. The obverse depicts Prince Albert, facing right with surrounding legend [PRINCE ALBERT, CONSORT OF QUEEN VICTORIA]. The reverse has a view of the Crystal Palace with legend [THE INTONAT]ION[AL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION / LONDON 1851] above and text relating to architectural details below which would read (if legible): [PROPOSED H.R.H PRINCE ALBERT / DESIGNED BY JOSEPH PAXTON ESQ F.L.S. / ERECTED BY FOX, HENDERSON & CO/ LENGHT 1848 FEET, WIDTH, 456 FEET /…
Created on: Tuesday 28th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 28th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-E2C2AB
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
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A near-complete cast tin alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is roughly circular in plan and sub-oval in section with external diameter of 13.6 and 8.5mm thick. The central perforation is warped but the side with less warpage has an internal diameter of 5.8mm x 3.9mm. The bead lacks diagnostic characteristics so a definite date cannot be obtained, however two tin beads are recorded from Medieval (15th century) contexts and examples are described by Egan and Pritchard (2002: 315-316 no. 1584, 1585). The metal is a medium grey and shiny in places with a weight of 4.17g. References: Eg…
Created on: Monday 6th June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 16th June 2022
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Record ID: NMS-F8E577
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Complete and well preserved pewter Post Medieval spoon dating to circa 17th to early 18th century. The stem is the same width over its entire length and has a flattened hexagonal cross section, slightly flattened from front to back faces. So-called slip top spoons usually have the stem terminating abruptly at a front to back angle, but the top of the stem on this found-example is square and quite rough. It is possible another type of finial has fractured from the top, or that the spoon is a stump end type; either way, it would not be reliable to …
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 28th June 2022
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Record ID: NARC-A7A3CB
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete tin alloy Button of Medieval to Post-Medieval date (AD 1200-1600). The object is a globular button, of composite form, and is bi-convex with a central rectangular aperture where a separate wire loop, now missing, would have projected from the back of the object. Height: 7.29mm, Diameter: 9.60mm, Weight: 2.8g The metal is grey in colour due to polished tin surface or high tin content. Similar buttons have been found in archaeological contexts dated to the 13th and 14th centuries, although this style did continue into at least the early post-medieval period (Read …
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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Record ID: NARC-A385C2
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete tin alloy Button of Medieval to Post-Medieval date (AD 1200-1600). The object is a globular button, of composite form, and is bi-convex with a central separate wire loop projecting from the back of the object. Height: 9.95mm, Diameter: 10.58mm, Weight: 3.4g The metal is grey in colour due to polished tin surface or high tin content. Similar buttons have been found in archaeological contexts dated to the 13th and 14th centuries, although this style did continue into at least the early post-medieval period (Read 2010, 26-7). Read, B. 2010. Metal buttons: c. 900&…
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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Record ID: IOW-3C30DC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A cast copper alloy possible fishing weight, c.AD 1600-1800.
Created on: Thursday 5th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-3BD3C1
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A cast pewter Post Medieval spoon, c.AD 1700-1800. This fragment consists of the upper portion of a wide concavo-convex bowl and a short U-shaped extension of the narrow lentoid section stem below the bowl. Both bowl and stem are incomplete with crumbled edges.
Created on: Thursday 5th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-2852B5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A medieval cast pewter or tin alloy biconical spindle whorl, 35.5mm in diamter, with decoration on both sides in the form of an equal armed cross with chevrons within and between the arms. The whorl has an internal diameter of 10.5mm and fits Walton Rogers Form C which she dates to 1100-1500AD.
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 16th June 2022
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Record ID: SUR-27EB05
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Hampshire
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A badly corroded and incomplete pewter military button of the 20th (East Devonshire) Regt of Foot dating to c. 1830-1855. The face depicts the numerals XX within a wreath with a crown above. The reverse has an iron loop shank soldered on.
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 4th May 2022
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Record ID: SUR-26F91A
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A lobed terminal from a pewter spoon of 18th century date. The handle has a flat profile with bevelled sides and ends in an old break. The terminal expands to a rounded end with a single central projecting lobe; this is bent and broken but may have been hooked. There are no marks.
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 5th May 2022
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Record ID: IOW-169899
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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Cast Medieval tin alloy shoe buckle, c.AD 1300-1400. This object is a single loop buckle, cast as a single piece. The buckle is cast into a scallop shape with a plain bar that would have held the pin. There is no notch where the pin would have sat.
Created on: Thursday 21st April 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-D5893B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
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An incomplete post-medieval tin halfpenny of James II (1685-1688), minted at the Tower of London, 1685-1687 (Spink 3419). Missing copper plug.
Created on: Wednesday 6th April 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 6th April 2022
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Record ID: SF-B00BB6
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A complete Post Medieval tin-alloy button dating to circa AD 1550-1700. The button is flat and discoidal. Its front face is decorated with two concentric incised borders, an inner and outer, 5mm apart. Between the borers is an incised floriate motif. In the centre is a 7 pointed star with incised radiating swirls emerging from it. On the reverse is a central separately made copper-alloy loop Similar buttons are depicted in Read 2008: nos 326-358. Diameter: 30.5mm; Thickness: 8.2mm; Weight: 8.88g.
Created on: Monday 4th April 2022
Last updated: Monday 4th April 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Kelsale cum Carlton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-AFFDCC
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A complete Post Medieval tin-alloy button dating to circa AD 1550-1700. The button is flat and discoidal. Its front face is decorated with two concentric punched dot circles, the outer circle following the circumference of the button and the inner circle positioned 2.9mm in from the outer. Between the punched circles is an incised zig-zag design. On the reverse is a central circular, D-shaped in section, soldered platform which has a separately made copper-alloy loop affixed to it. Similar buttons are depicted in Read 2008: nos 326-358. Diameter: 24.5mm; Thickness: 8.7mm; W…
Created on: Monday 4th April 2022
Last updated: Monday 4th April 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Kelsale cum Carlton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-6D4886
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A cast object made from a hard tin alloy which has broken in half. One side is moulded with what may be a cross or a crude figure with a large protrusion at one end. The other side has an indecipherable design, possibly some sort of star.
Created on: Friday 1st April 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: IOW-C64FE6
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A cast copper alloy button, c.18th century. A plain, round button with a central raised circle. The reverse has the remains of the hoop attachment. There are no makers marks or decorations on any part of this object.
Created on: Thursday 24th March 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-08F529
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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An incomplete tin/lead alloy (pewter) medal, probably of Anne of England (AD 1702 to AD 1717). Issued to commemorate an uncertain battle. Obverse: Unclear Reverse: battle scene depicting ships and infantry troops. Reverse inscription: [ ]RU[ ] Diameter: 31.5 mm Thickness: 2.0 mm Weight: 6.6 g
Created on: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2022
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Record ID: IOW-08409D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead-tin alloy (pewter) buckle (c.AD 1660-1720). The frame is oval in plan with multiple grooves at the front, the rear is flat and bevelled internally. The top and bottom edges are swollen at the centre where there are pyramidal knops. The knops are drilled to accommodate an iron spindle, the remains of which survived; the pin has not survived. A similar buckle with multiple grooves has been published and dated c. 1660-1720 (Whitehead 2003, 98, ref: 608). Whitehead, R. 2003. Buckles 1250-1800. Greenlight Publishing. Witham.
Created on: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 12th April 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-CAEB36
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large Victorian zinc or tin alloy medal of the Berkshire Friendly Society. The obverse has a young portait bust of Queen Victoria with surrounding legend BERKSHIRE FRIENDLY SOCIETY FOUNDED 1872 / PATRON THE QUEEN. The reverse has a design of an hourglass, cross, wings, scythe and palm frond, with surrounding legend BE YE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER / TIME FLIES. There is a small drilled hole on the top edge for suspension.
Created on: Monday 28th February 2022
Last updated: Monday 28th February 2022
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Record ID: SUR-CEDE79
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A worn and bent post medieval pewter token of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), issued circa 1574-1590. The obverse depicts a double headed eagle and the reverse a crowned rose, possibly flanked by ER. The reverse inscription is unclear, but likely to read GOD SAVE THE QUENE. Other tokens of this type have been recorded on the PAS database (e.g. LON-87200F, IOW-3AAA72 and SUR-8EBEA7) but they are uncommon. North (1991) suggested that they were normally found in London however the PAS database has a number recorded from across the country.
Created on: Wednesday 16th February 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 16th February 2022
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