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    • Material: Copper alloy
    • Institution: YORYM

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Record ID: YORYM-663D8A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1730 - 1790. The buckle is sub-rectangular with a drilled frame for a separate spindle. The corners are rounded and the front surface is decorated with moulded oblique ribs on a finely striated background. The spindle, chape and pin no longer remain. The metal has a dark black/brown patina and is in fair condition. The buckle is 23.4mm long, 19.8mm wide, 3.2mm thick and weighs 2.2g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead, p.112, no.715 and is dated to c.AD 1730 - 1790.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6624BC
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1250 - 1500. The buckle is a single loop D-shape with a narrowed strap bar. The pin no longer remains. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The buckle is 16.2mm long, 15mm wide, 2.1mm thick and weighs 1.2g. Similar example are illustrated in Whitehead (1996), p.18 and are dated to circa AD 1250 - 1500.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-655A6C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Valentinain dating to the period AD 364 - 378 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type depicting emperor dragging captive right. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-654563
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 330 - 341 (Reece Period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers with one standard. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-652BC3
Object type: DISC
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A possibly complete copper-alloy disc of probable Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 1000. The object is circular and flat, stamped on one surface with a series of irregularly spaced ring and dot designs. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The object is 14.8mm in diameter, 1.4mm thick and weighs 1.1g. There are no obvious means of attachment on the object to suggest its possible function and, while ring and dot is a common feature in Early-Medieval decoration, it is also used in the Roman, medieval and later periods.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-5594AC
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy dress hook of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1550 - 1750. The dress hook is of Reads Class E, Type 3 being sub-circular in plan. The main plate is ovate with moulded relief openwork decoration in the form of an unequal armed cross with central pellet. A trapezoidal attachment loop projects from one edge of the plate and the opposite end extends into an integral shank which terminates in a worn break. The shank would have formed a curved hook. Pellets are present at the junction between the main plate and attachment hook. The metal has a mid-green patina and is wo…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-541308
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy mount of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1700. The mount is in the form of a six-pointed star with a raised centre resulting in a domed profile. The upper surface is decorated with a series of irregular punched annulets. A square sectioned shaft projects from the centre of the reverse. The shaft is bent and tapers to a worn point. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The mount is 18.1mm x 17.1mm, 3.3mm thick (12.5mm with shaft) and weighs 3.2g. Similar examples have been recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database as YORYM-DC78F3, YORYM-E55DB…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-0128B4
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy thimble of medieval date, c.AD 1300 - 1500. The thimble has been distorted but will have had a circular with sides which curve towards the top where they form the crown, creating a dome. A small circular perforation is present at the centre of the dome from which a series of irregular spiralling pits extend towards the base. A circumferential groove is present at the base of the thimble. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The thimble is 12.7mm in height, 22.5mm x 10.7mm wide, 1.1mm thick and weighs 2.8g. Thimbles have been in common use in England f…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-010D54
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy strap end of medieval date, c.AD 1150 - 1450. The object is a composite strap end comprised of two plates which are sub-rectangular in plan, tapering towards a curved terminal with a small knoped protrusion. The plates are undecorated and two rivets remain; one at the rounded terminal, the other at the attachment end. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The strap end is 25.6mm long, 14.2mm wide, 2.4mm thick and weighs 2.5g. Similar examples are illustrated in Egan and Pritchard (2002), p.142, fig.93.
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-00F55E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1250 - 1400. The buckle is a single looped oval with a narrowed and offset bar and ornate outer edges. Two prominent knops flank five grooves on the outer edge of the loop which act as rests for the pin. The remains of a pin are looped around the bar though its tip has been lost to an old worn break. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The buckle is 22.5mm long, 22.8mm wide, 4.2mm thick and weighs 3.7g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead p.22, no.87 and is dated to circa AD 1250 - 1400.
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-00CCDE
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy rotary key of medieval date, c.AD 1150 - 1450. The stem of the key is ovate and hollow with both ends terminating in worn breaks. A sub-rectangular bit projects from one end of the stem and comprises a rectangular ribbed panel from which three wards with two clefts project. A transverse slot extends from one edge into the centre of the bit. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The key is 57.7mm long, the stem is 8.4mm in diameter. The bit is 18.2mm wide, 4.7mm thick. The key weighs 20.8g. Keys of a similar form are illustrated in Egan (2010) p.155…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-FF7930
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy barbarous radiate copying Divus Claudius II dating to the period AD 275 - 285 (Reece Period 14). CONSECRATIO reverse depicting an altar. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-FF4E6A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy headstud brooch of Roman date, c.AD 75 - 200. The head of the brooch comprises tubular wings which house an axis bar around which the pin would have been hinged. A slot is present to the reverse of the wings for the pin. The pin no longer remains. An integral D-sectioned bow extends centrally from the front of the wings tapering to a circular sectioned lower bow and foot. An integral decorative raised headstud element is present at the junction between the wings and the bow. A single small applied pellet of what appears to be red enamel is present at the c…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E7E8BA
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy mount of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 900. The mount is lozenge-shaped with rounded sides and pointed end and an integral circular sectioned shaft projecting off-centre to the reverse. The upper surface is decorated with a Trewhiddle style beast within a double lozenge border. The body of the beast faces left and is formed of double raised ridges as are the legs which cross the body to either end. The head of the beast is turned back over its shoulder. A large pellet eye is present at the centre of the head. Gilding is retained within the recessed areas of …
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D69A80
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy coin weight of medieval date, c.AD 1350 - 1550. The weight is circular in plan with a rectangular section. It is unifaced with the worn design consisting of a fleur-de-lis on the upper surface. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The coin weight is 14.9mm in diameter, 2.3mm thick and weighs 2.6g. Similar examples are shown in Withers (1995), p.33 in which they are described as being used in England and France for Florins from 1350 - 1550.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D677D0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy developed crossbow brooch of Roman date, c.AD 320 - 400. The brooch has tubular stepped crossbar wings which terminate at either end in collared bi-conical knops. An axis bar is fitted within the wings which have a central slot to the reverse allowing a pin to be looped around the bar. The pin remains and has a circular section, tapering to a worn point. A third collared bi-conical knop extends upwards from the centre of the head. From the centre of the cross bar a sub-rectangular sectioned bow extends with a steep C-shaped curve before bending straight dow…
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D3C9E8
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy strap fitting of Iron Age to Roman date, c.200 BC - AD 200. The object comprises a semi-circular loop, broken at both ends with an integral smaller semi-circular sprue projecting into the larger loop. To the outer edge of the large loop, below the sprue the remains of another loop project, again semi-circular and broken at both ends. The metal has a mid-green patina and is in fair condition. The fitting is 39.6mm long, 19.1mm wide, 3.9mm thick and weighs 6.4g. This object is possibly the internal triskelle arms of a fob dangler. Fobs or danglers are a poorl…
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D36C41
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy mount of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 450 - 700. The main body of the object is ovate with a D-shaped section and a flattened terminal to one end and an expanded spatulate terminal to the other. The flattened terminal has a central perforation running through it. Two bulbous knopped protrusions flank the opposite terminal at the narrowest point. Two rows of annulets decorate the upper surface, starting at the perforations and flaring out before joining again between the knopped protrusions forming an oval. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a dar…
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-2E60D2
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy pin of possible Roman date, c.AD 43 - 410. The pin comprises a conical head with a smaller integral inverted cone projecting from the top. The remains of a circular sectioned shaft project centrally from the base of the head and terminates in a worn break. The metal has a mid-green patina and is extremely worn. The pin is 11.5mm long, the head is 4.3mm in diameter at the top, 7mm in diameter at the widest point and the shaft is 1.7mm in diameter. The pin weighs 1.3g. Similar examples have been recorded as YORYM-D65BBA and YORYM-35E854. Conical pins of metal…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-2E3785
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1250 - 1500. The buckle is a single looped D-shape with a narrowed and offset strap bar. A central recess to the loop holds a separate sheet roller and an ovate sectioned pin remains around the bar. A rectangular plate is looped around the bar by two narrowed integral strips with central slot to house the pin. The upper plate is wider than the lower plate and is decorated with an incised border. Three rivets are present through the plates; one just below the pin slot and two at the attachment end. A separate circular plate is prese…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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