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    • Material: Copper alloy
    • Broad period: MODERN

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Record ID: PUBLIC-25B96C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
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Modern copper alloy button. It is 16.3mm in diameter, weighs 1.7g, and is shallowly concave, with 4 centrally located 2.4mm diameter attachment holes. It has impressed lettering with ORTON & SON ATHERSTONE around the edge. Thomas Orton is listed in directories as being in business as a tailor, draper & outfitter in Atherstone in 1851 and 1871, and Charles Orton (presumably Thomas's son) is listed in the 1896 directory as still in business in Long St., but is not in the 1912 one. The family appear to have been trading as Orton & Son from at least 1875 to 1884, and this but…
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-0D30BA
Object type: WHEEL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy wheel. Probably die-stamped drive wheel from a clockwork toy steam engine, with ten spokes of plano-convex section radiating from a broad central thickened hub to a flanged rim, and with a socket for a drive shaft set abutting the hub between two of the spokes. Iron staining on the back suggests the wheel was formerly mounted on a steel axle. Probably modelled at a scale of 1:32 or 54mm. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1950. Diameter: 54.7mm, Thickness (at hub): 7.7mm, Weight: 21.01gms
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F780F4
Object type: STRAINER
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy strainer fragment. A segment from a disc of estimated diameter 80mm, with a slight curvature discernible in profile, whether original or as a result of damage remains uncertain. Three closely juxtaposed drilled and countersunk holes and the edges of five more appear. The crisp edges and clean finishing point to a recent date, while the robust construction migfht po0int to this coming from the inlet hose of a water pump rather than from a large watering can. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1960. Estimated diameter: 80mm, Thickness: 2mm, Weight: 10.01gms
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ulceby Cross', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-290BAA
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy round token pierced with circular hole. One side is inscribed with the word 'Lincoln', ' A T Watts' and two other words which are unclear. Those words are either side the pierced hole. There is a circular border of leaves. Diameter 17mm, weight 1.32g.
Created on: Friday 7th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-284FEC
Object type: BULLET
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead and copper alloy bullet. It is pointed and cylindrical with a filled hollow in its base.The diameter may suggest this was for a heavy machine gun of 0.5 inch calibre. This might be deployed as an anti-aircraft weapon or as part of the armament of a heavy bomber; or as a defensively emplaced weapon served by infantry. Suggested date: Modern, 1939-1945. Length: 60mm, Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 48gms
Created on: Friday 7th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-242BF6
Object type: AMMUNITION
Broad period: MODERN
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy anti-aircraft shell fragments. Two shards from the screw-threaded driving bands of anti-aircraft shells, both with external screw thread and both broken at either end by explosive force. Suggested date: Modern, 1939-1945 Combined Weight: 17.90gms
Created on: Friday 7th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-242348
Object type: AMMUNITION
Broad period: MODERN
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy possible shell fragment. Cast concavo-convex disc with a screw-threaded edge and with two small [diameter 2.7mm] holes in opposite sides, and a third, larger hole occupied by a screw whose shank is broken flush with the underside of the object. A central hole is slightly distorted, as is the profile of the object. The finder kindly suggests this may come from the nose cone of an explosive shell. Suggested date: Modern, 1910-1945 Diameter: 41.9mm, Thickness: 6.0mm, Height: 8mm, Weight: 38.36gms
Created on: Friday 7th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-13C553
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
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Modern copper alloy button. It is 16.1mm in diameter, weighs 1.3g, and has 2 centrally located 2.6mm diameter attachment holes within an 8.3 x 5.2mm oval recess. It has impressed lettering with J. GODDARD CARLTON around the edge. John Goddard is listed in trade directories as being in business as a tailor in Carlton in 1870 and 1877, but is not mentioned in the 1863 or 1881 directories (although William Goddard is in the 1861 and 1863 editions as a tailor, and is presumably related). Recorded as of local interest.
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D2FC98
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cambridgeshire
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Copper alloy button probably livery nineteenth-century cast and machine pressed. The obverse would have been decorated with a family crest. The button is silvered on the front and there is a small cast stud on the reverse. Probably made in London. The diameter is 16mm and the weight 2.39g.
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-51F4E1
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
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Two modern copper alloy military buttons, 25mm in diameter and 6mm thick with a weight of 4.50g each. The buttons are circular in form and semi-circular in cross section and are in good condition. The buttons are hollow and formed of two parts with a central loop attached to the centre of the flat underside. The buttons are decorated with a relief hanging rounded bugle enclosed in a solid raised border with the inscription FIRST LEICESTERSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS around the edge. The LRV were founded in 1859 as an early unit of the British Volunteer Force. They served on the western fro…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BEDA31
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
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Square copper alloy button with moulded decoration and inscription in Scots Gaelic. The text around the edge reads "clann na ngael an ghalib na crelle", Irish gaelic for "Clans of the Gaels standing shoulder to shoulder" and in the centre is a globe containing a rampant lion. The reverse has a looped shank which has been crushed flat. Circa 19th century.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
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Record ID: NLM-43FBE0
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy badge. Pressed metal cap badge of the Royal Tank Regiment. A male Mark I tank driving left within a crowned laurel wreath; motto below on scroll reads FEAR NAUGHT. The detail of the badge appears reversed on the back, where a drawn wire attachment loop remains. The Regiment was formed in 1916 as the senior armoured formation of the British army. Suggested date: Modern, 1916-1950. Height: 49.2mm, Width: 36.4mm, Thickness: 0.6mm, Weight: 7.08gms
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-4360F3
Object type: AMMUNITION
Broad period: MODERN
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible ammunition fragment. A fragment of a solid cast lightly concavo-convex object of estimated diameter 40mm with a central aperture, possibly of diameter 16.1mm, and with a circumferential groove on its convex face. The object has been fractured and distorted, probably with explosive force. This condition may suggest this to be a fragment from the nose or fuse of a light shell, possibly from an anti-aircraft gun, though the find spot could allow it to have been fired from either land or sea. Suggested date: Modern, 1910-1945. Diameter (as found): 39.4mm, Thickness: …
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Humberston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-2E26D8
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
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Modern copper alloy button, 6mm thick and 22mm in diameter with a weight of 4.18grams. The button is circular in form and semi shperical in cross section. It is formed of two plates with the upper one containing pressed decoration - the letters CD with a crown above, for the Civil Defence Corps. The underside is stamped with H L [] M, and has the remains of a loop in its centre.
Created on: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-848493
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cambridgeshire
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Copper alloy button probably livery nineteenth-century, cast and machine pressed. The front would have been decorated. The button has small cast stud on the reverse. The diameter is 17mm and the weight 3.39g.
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
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Record ID: ASHM-5B51EE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy half penny of George III, dating to 1806.
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Childrey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C9180D
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy and other material, medallion. A stamped or milled commemorative medallion issued to mark the 1902 Coronation of Edward VII (1901-1910). It comprises a thin front plate with plain rim and with a sharp crease on its other side; a similar back plate, and a disc of another material between the two, inserted as a stiffener, though the elements are now loosely rather than compactly arranged. Pierced at 12 O'clock. Obverse description: Bust robed and crowned right. Obverse inscription: EDWARDUS SEPTIMUS REX ET IMPERATOR Reverse description: Crown Imperial within laurel wreath…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-750B64
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy badge. Die-stamped lapel or uniform badge of the Boy Scouts, featuring a lis with a star punched in each side petal, and with an inverted crescentic attachment at the end of a short lug brazed to the back. The Boy Scouts were founded by Baden Powell, inspired by the activities of paramilitary defenders under his command at the siege of Mafeking, a well-publicised episode in the Boer War. The Boy Scouts were founded in 1908, and have flourished ever since as a worldwide youth movement. Suggested date: Modern, 1920-1960 Height: 22mm, Width: 22.6mm, Thickness (overall): 6.3m…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-74F569
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy button. Die-stamped plano-convex composite uniform button, from the uniform of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry. A central heraldic shield bears the Cross of St George with a central lis, and the legend LINCOLNSHIRE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY around the edge in a Garter-type band. A drawn wire loop passes into the separate flat back plate. The unit was raised in 1901 to provide mounted soldiers to fight Dutch South African guerrillas in the latter stages of the Boer War. Suggested date: Modern, 1901 Diameter: 17.8mm, Height (clear of loop): 7.8mm, Weight: 3.78gms
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-CC4C52
Object type: LID
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy lid. Concavo-convex probably pressed or die-stamped circular lid. The exterior surface bears a finely imprinted decorative motif of overlapping close-set compass-drawn lines, reminiscent [to this reporter] of designs drawn with the mechanical toy from the 1960s known as Spirograph. This design, too, was rendered with mechanical aid. The interior bears traces of white metal plating, and has a broadened flat rim. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1930. Diameter: 52.1mm, Height: c.8mm, Thickness (clear of edge): 0.8mm, Weight: 11.34gms
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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