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    • Material: Copper alloy
    • Broad period: MODERN

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Record ID: IOW-979921
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete Modern copper-alloy three-piece button from a prison warders tunic/uniform (c. 1837-c. 1902) This button is domed at the front and flat at the back. The pressed design at the front consists of a central royal crown with CONVICT DEPARTMENT around. The back has an outfitter's stamp: E MILNS & Co LONDON Diameter: 23.0mm; thickness: 9.0mm; thickness including loop: 14.8mm. Weight: 4.05g. During the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century prisons were formed of two departments, the Prison Department and the Convict Department. A prison, formerly known as Parkhu…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-16267E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy token from Gent & Co, Northampton, Tea Dealers. Obverse has a bust of Queen Victoria to left, GENT & Co TEA DEALERS . NORTHAMPTON. Reverse has a crest of a camel with griffin supporters encircled by "THE BEST & CHEAPEST TEA COFFEE SUGAR. Below the crest GENT & Co NORTHAMPTON 1850. The token has been perforated by a single circular perforation at 5 O'clock. Diameter: 21.80mm, Thickness: 1.27mm, Weight: 3.1g.
Created on: Friday 1st June 2018
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-157AC7
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Token of Modern date (1738-1788). The object is a token of the Dutch East India Company. Obverse: Interlaced VOC (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) Reverse: Lion within shield, beneath crown. Diameter: 22.13mm, Thickness: 1.25mm, Weight: 2.3g.
Created on: Friday 1st June 2018
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-1550D2
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: MODERN
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A complete copper alloy Gaming Token of Modern date (AD 1760-1820). The object is imitating the form and size of a gold guinea of George III. Reverse depicts Shield of Arms of England, Scotland, Ireland and Hanover in Garter. Diameter: 22.66mm, Thickness: 1.23mm, Weight: 2.9g. A complete lead-alloy gaming piece or token of Modern date (AD 1760-1900). The object is formed after a coin of George III. The coin used in this example is a three shilling of George III (AD 1760-1820). The obverse of the coin is all that can be seen and shows a bust with an inscription around the edge. Spink…
Created on: Friday 1st June 2018
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
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Record ID: OXON-D3A034
Object type: CHAIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy link pin for a chain probably of modern (post-industrialisation) date. The link pin is cylinder shaped with two widened head terminals at either end, one of which is now mishapen. The barrel of the link pin is smooth but there are two indentations visible possibly as a result of use. The link pin is too big for a bicycle chain; it could be from a motorbike, chainsaw or similar. Recorded for reference and comparison.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-8259E2
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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A modern copper alloy livery button of the Water Lane Brewery. The button is made of two pieces the front and the back plate to which the shank is attached. The front is concave. The design on the front surface consists of the letters 'W' ' L' ' B', the letter L being larger than the other twp letters.The word 'WATER' is at the top above the letters and the word ' LANE' is at the the bottom below the letters. The words follow the curve of the rim. On the reverse the attatchment shank is placed directly in the centre of the button and is circular in shape. The makers name is not visib…
Created on: Friday 25th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Caister', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-8184F2
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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An almost complete, modern, copper alloy, discoidal plate badge, from the early 1930's. Around the circumference on the front are the raised words, 'BOBBY BEAR CLUB. DAILY HERALD', which are surrounded by red enamelling. In the centre circle is the 'golden' profile (left facing) of the head and shoulders of a 'teddy bear'. On the reverse is a small, soldered tube, which would have held the pin, opposite a soldered on hook. The pin is missing. In small, raised letters on the back is the makers mark, 'RODEN LONDON'. Dimensions: Diameter: 25 mm, Thickness: 1 mm. Weight: 7.17 gm.
Created on: Friday 25th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-42F941
Object type: TOY
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy dice. A dice for a simple gambling game. A cast solid cylinder of hexagonal section with one rounded end with a low knop bears a narrow [diameter 3.8mm] integrally cast handle with a fluted sleeve projecting from its other end. Six flat sides bear incised notation as follows: PUT 1 / TAKE 1 / ALL PUT / TAKE ALL / PUT 2 / TAKE 2. This object served as a spinning dice, rotated by gripping the handle between index finger and thumb. The knop on the rounded end ensures that the die falls with one flat side uppermost, instructing the player to add or subtract coins or tokens to …
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-C8B88B
Object type: WATCH
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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A cast copper-alloy watch winder. Description: An oval cast loop decorated with a ribbed pattern around its circumference and with two opposed lugs. The upper, smaller lug would formerly have attached to a fob, the other, longer lug is a hollow key stem to engage with a watch mechanism. Internally the stem is square in section The winder is gilded over most of its surface. Measurements: Length: 29.61mm: Width of loop: 11.17mm: Thickness of loop: 1.61mm: Weight: 0.97gms. Discussion: Watches requiring such winding keys date from circa AD1850-1900.
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-9914B1
Object type: GRENADE
Broad period: MODERN
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy grenade fragment. Cast discoid filler cap from a hand grenade, with a border standing proud on its outer side, and with a rounded and possibly sheared convex surface on the other. Although its iron casing was designed to fragment, the filler cap usually remained in one piece when the grenade exploded. This was presumably deposited in the course of military training, an activity from which this is almost a 20th-century type fossil. Suggested date: Modern, 1939-1945. Diameter: 20.2mm, Thickness: 8.7mm, Weight: 17.99gms
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-58B35A
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Furniture fitting of Modern date (1700-1900). The object is a curvilinear coat hook or other furniture fitting, with a heron-like bird's head terminal. The attachment end is flared with a moulded decorative folate design. The object is in two fragments, the metal is a dark brown in colour with a heavily pitted patina. Length: 87.89mm, Width: 10.56mm, Thickness: 6.68mm, Weight: 28.5g. This example has been included on the database for illustrative purposes for other similar such object. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database:…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-2D48F2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cumbria
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A complete finger ring, possibly of copper-alloy with a purple stone. The ring is formed by a thin (width: 1.5mm) band with a broader strip (width: 9mm) which forms the shoulders and base of the bezel. The shoulders are decorated with a pattern of dots and lines, swirls, and tri-lobe shape. The centre of this wider strip is circular, and on top is a circular bezel with scalloped edges, which contains a purple, octagonally cut and pointed stone. The back face of the ring is undecorated. The object has a light-green to brown patina. The ring is complete but squashed out of shape.
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-D8A85C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete Modern copper-alloy composite hollow button with an iron wire loop (c. 1940-c. 1945). The front and back are convex and the front has a pressed design of the seal of the United States of America. The American bald eagle has outstretched wings. It has a shield bearing thirteen stripes on its breast. The eagle grasps an olive branch in its right talon and a bundle of thirteen arrows (bolts) in its left talon. The olive branch and arrows are symbols for the power of peace and war. Above the eagle's head is a cloud containing thirteen stars which form a constellation representi…
Created on: Saturday 5th May 2018
Last updated: Sunday 6th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-C6B5EE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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A complete modern copper alloy signet style ring. It has an oval bezel and its shoulders are decorated with an elongated 'U'. It has been crushed, thus breaking the hoop.
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-0452BD
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Warwickshire
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A complete copper alloy Token of Post-Medieval date (AD 1816). The object is heavily abraded however one face depicts a female head left, the other has four lines of Lombardic script. Diameter: 10.59mm, Thickness: 1.06mm, Weight: 0.4g. Obverse: Female head left Illegible Reverse: [] O[..]RP AN[..] 1816
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-DD36CE
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy badge. Pressed metal badge representing a slightly oblique and detailed perspective view of an early turreted armoured car set forward of a lined frame with indented angular corners A scroll below the car reads SR DE FRANCE in capital letters. Rust adheres to a pin seat at the back, with a loop at the opposite side. Gilded on the front, also with a spot of red paint on the turret side. The car has four wheels with wire spokes; armour plated sides and sloping hood, the former especially box-like; and a rectangular turret with a short projecting gun set on top of and at the…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-DD0C27
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy medallion. Milled medallion celebrating the 1902 Coronation of Edward VII (1901-1910), with a suspension loop projecting at 12 O'clock. Obverse description: Conjoined crowned busts left. Obverse inscription: OUR BELOVED KING AND QUEEN Reverse description: The Royal Arms Reverse inscription: CORONATION 1902 - LONG MAY THEY REIGN Diameter: 24mm, Thickness: 1.2mm, Weight: 3.65gms, 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: WILT-A0147C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wiltshire
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A modern silver plated copper alloy button with the coat of arms of the Berkeley family (Earl and Baron Berkeley and Viscount Dursley) dating to c AD 1800-1900. The button is missing the attachment loop on its back. The front of the button has the coat of arms of the Berkeley family with shield with gules (red) background, a chevron and 10 crosses pattee (6 in chief and 4 in base) with lions rampant supporting the shield and a mitre above. Beneath the shield is the motton DIEU AVEC NOUS. The back of the button has the makers name Doughty & Smith, 103 St Martins Lane, London aro…
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grittleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-9FB54E
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MODERN
County: York
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The main part of the badge is circular, with a crown forming the top point, directly below the cross is WATERLOO. Within the circle is a Maltese cross on each of the 4 arms of the cross is wording in Latin. In the centre of the cross is a circle with THE RIFLE BRIGADE and within that there is a crown with a horn below. At the bottom of the badge within the circle is the wording PRINCE CONSORTS OWN ‚Äčaround the outside of the external circle is is wrapped in a laurel leaf design & tranpsosed on that there are seven bands with wording possibly campaign credits. On the back is a …
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-9F6071
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
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Copper alloy probable apothecary weight. Almost square in shape -14mm by 15mm with a depth of 3mm. Each face has a number two in relief, with dram in relief below. Surface is black and the edges are bevelled. The weight falls slightly under the weight of 2 drachm dating probably from the 17c - 19c, no later than 1864 when the system for apothecaries weights was changed. See record https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/860320.
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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