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    • Material: Copper alloy
    • Institution: YORYM

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Record ID: YORYM-792D20
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A silver sixpence of Philip and Mary (AD 1554 - AD 1558) dating to AD 1554. Oval garnished shield with arms of Spain and England; crown above separating mark of value V/I reverse. Full titles. No initial mark. Mint of London. North Vol 2, p.129, no.1970.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-78D17B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy buckle dating to the medieval period (AD 1250 - AD 1400). The buckle is single looped and sub-circular with a narrowed and offset strap bar. The outer edge of the frame is thick and recessed to house a sheet roller which is flanked by two pointed lobes. The sheet roller is incised with a series of lines. The pin is missing. The metal is light green and worn. The buckle is 19.9 mm long, 16.4 mm wide, and 6.0 mm thick. It weighs 3.4 g. Similar examples can be found on the PAS database (e.g. YORYM-68C8C1) and in Griffiths et al. (2007, p. 91, no. 549). Refer…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E4E64A
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy harness pendant dating to the medieval period. The pendant is rectangular, with two extensions protuding from the upper corners and the partial remains of two extensions protuding from the centre of each side. The lower half of the pendant is broken. At the top, a suspension loop is attached and is orientated 90 degrees to the pendant. The upper face is decorated with a standing lion, with a long curving tail and all four feet on the ground. In heraldic terms, this position is known as 'lion statant'. The lion is surrounded by a raised border and there is sl…
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-7F80FE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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Incomplete fragment of a copper-alloy finger ring probably of Roman date, c.AD 43-410. Only the bezel and fragments of the shoulders survive. The bezel is oval in plan and shallowly recessed into the band. No trace remains of the glass or stone setting. The shoulders taper towards pointed breaks. The reverse is plain and slightly flattened underneath the bezel. The metal is green in colour. The fragment is 22.2mm long, 6.1mm wide, 2.0mm thick and weighs 0.8g. Similar objects have been recorded on the database as BERK-FE423E, WAW-5426EA, and LIN-A5D39D.
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-7DF9F7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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Incomplete fragment of a copper-alloy finger ring probably of Roman date, c.AD 43-410. Only the bezel and fragments of the shoulders survive. The bezel is oval in plan and rectangular in profile and has an oval recessed setting for a glass or stone setting which is now lost. The shoulders abut the bezel with raised collars and then taper towards the breaks. The reverse is plain. The metal is green in colour. The fragment is 14.2mm long, 8.9mm wide, 4.5mm thick and weighs 1.3g. Similar objects have been recorded on the database as SUR-D247AC, SF-0532E7, and DOR-EA831C.
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-FEC231
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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Incomplete fragment of a cast copper-alloy cooking vessel of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1100-1850. The leg fragment is roughly rectangular in plan and ovate in section expanding towards the top where it expands into a flattened triangular-sectioned terminal which would have joined with the vessel proper. A slight ridge runs down the outer edge of the leg. The fragment is otherwise undecorated. There is a break at the bottom of the object. While it is not possible to allocate this fragment to a specific type it is likely to be from a large cooking vessel and dates from c.AD 1…
Created on: Friday 24th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-FE4889
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wakefield
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An incomplete copper-alloy T-shaped brooch of Roman date, c.AD 50 - 150. The head of the brooch comprises rectangular tubular wings, from which projects an attachment for a now missing headloop. The reverse of the wings form an integral double lung hinge mechanism. The enclosed axis bar and pin no longer survive. A D-sectioned bow attaches centrally to the wings and tapers to a worn break. The bow arches steeply forming a C-shaped profile. The underside of the bow has a deep triangular recess beginning where the bow joins the head and narrowing to a point approximately halfway along…
Created on: Friday 24th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-FD3683
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy stacking trade weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1590 - 1826. The weight is unifaced and circular in plan with slightly raised sides and incised lathe turned lines on the interior surface. The upper surface is stamped with two swords which represent the sword of St Paul; the City of London Guildhall cipher (Biggs, 1992, p.50). One sword is positioned just above the centre point and the other is beneath it at the edge of the weight (at 6 o'clock). It is the norm in such objects for a single sword to be depicted along with a ewer representing the Founder's Compan…
Created on: Friday 24th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D7DF19
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy stacking trade weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1800. The weight is circular in plan with slightly raised sides and a central circular depression to the base. The upper surface bears an indistinct design featuring a crowned devise or lettering. The metal has a shiny brassy patina and is worn. The weight is 21.7mm in diameter, 5.5mm thick and weighs 12g. This is likely to be a single example from a nested set of differing sizes and weights which were used to weigh gold and silver in the form of coin, small objects or scrap metal or other precious materials.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D7BFD4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy halfpenny trade token of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1799. The token was issued by N. Bolingbrokes Haberdasher in Norwich. Obverse Description: Castle keep over lion facing left Obverse Inscription: MAY NORWICH FLOURISH // PRO BONO PUBLICO Reverse Description: Shield Reverse Inscription: NORFOLK AND NORWICH HALFPENNY 1799 Edge: PAYABLE AT N BOLINGBROKES HABERDASHER NORWICH The token is 29.6mm in diameter and weighs 8.9g.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D7346B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Aurelian dating to the period AD 270 - 275 (Reece Period 13). FORTVNA REDVX reverse type depicting Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel under chair. Mint of Siscia. RIC V, pt.1, p.289, no.220.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D6DF48
Object type: MACE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy mace head of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. Only a fragment of the head of the object remains which features four sub-triangular projections extending from an integral curved back plate. The metal has a mid-grey/green patina and is worn. The object is 41.9mm long, 28.1mm wide, 12.9mm thick and weighs 29.9g. The exact function of these objects is not currently known and it has been suggested that they may be ecclesiastical staff fittings rather than weapons. They are relatively rare finds in the British Isles, with a focus in central England though a numbe…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D69C18
Object type: CHAPE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy knife or dagger scabbard chape of late medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1400 - 1600. The chape is formed from a single sheet of copper-alloy, now distorted, which will have been rolled into a tapered cylindrical form. The closed tip has been lost to old worn breaks and the open attachment end is crenelated. Two rivet holes can be determined to one side of the open end. The body of the chape is decorated with incised geometric designs featuring a double banded border to the open end with cross-hatching below. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D4E33D
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 1620 - 1680. The buckle is a double loop trapezoid with expanded pointed ends and lobed protrusions to either end of the strap bar. Only a fragment of the bar remains, the middle portion having been lost to worn breaks. The tip of a circular sectioned pin is retained and adhered by corrosion to one of the outer loops. The metal has a mid-grey/green patina and is worn. The buckle is 42.2mm long, 21.8mm wide, 2.9mm thick and weighs 5.5g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead, p.82, no.512 and is dated to circa AD 16…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D45574
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bury
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A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Claudius II dating to the period AD 268 - 270 (Reece Period 13). CONS[----------] reverse type depicting female figure standing left holding cornucopia in left had, unclear in right. Mint unclear.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D3F7F7
Object type: LATCHLIFTER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy object, possibly a latchlifter, of medieval date, c.AD 1100 - 1500. The object comprises a circular sectioned stem with a 90 degree bend at one end and a broken and worn terminal at the other. The broken terminal is sub-ovate with transverse grooved linear decoration. The bent end, possibly representing the angled bit, forks into two broken and worn arms. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The object is 50.2mm long, 5.9mm wide, 4.1mm thick and weighs 7.9g. Latchlifters are more commonly made of iron though some copper-alloy examples are known, s…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6E474C
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy coin weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1604 - 1619. The weight is circular and uni-faced and was for the half angel. The obverse depicts St. Michael spearing a dragon (spear to the right). St. Michael's legs are not clear. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Diameter: 13.5mm; thickness: 2.2mm. Weight: 2.25g. Due to wear and corrosion it falls below the standard weight of 35.5 grains (Withers and Withers 1995: 21 and 68). Withers, P. and Withers, B.R., (1995) Identifying coin weights found in Britain: Lions, Ships and Angels Llanfyllin: Galata Press.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6DD1BC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Crispus (AD 317-326), dating to the period AD 324-325 (Reece Period 16). PROVIDENTIAEE CAESS reverse type depicting a camp gate with two turrets, no doors, and a star above. Mint of London. As RIC VII, p.116, number 295.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6D14CA
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy strap fitting of late Iron Age to Roman date, c.50 BC - AD 200. The fitting comprises two pointed ovate - or teardrop - elements, joined at the rounded ends. An integral sub-triangular moulding is present to one side of the join between the two ovate elements and is decorated with moulded grooves to denote its shape as well as a central groove. Both ovate elements have moulded decoration featuring a raised circular boss within a circumferential recess. An integral rectangular attachment loop is present to the reverse of the fitting, joining slightly off-centr…
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6C9E1E
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy harness pendant of Medieval date, c. AD 1250 - 1400. The pendant is quatrefoil in shape, with small triangular projections between each lobe, although the top two have been lost. A fragmentary suspension loop remains at the top. The harness pendant is decorated with a raised ordinary cross. The pendant decoration might have originally been enhanced with enamelling, although no trace of this remains. The pendant is slightly distorted. The back is plain. The metal is brownish-green in colour. The harness pendant is 42.9mm in length, 35.0mm in width, 2.3mm…
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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