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Record ID: PUBLIC-0E7DA5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
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A cast copper-alloy and iron object of unknown date and function. Description: The object consists of a very corroded iron shank with a circular, cast copper-alloy collar 10.5mm in height and 17.7mm in diameter approximately one third along the length of the shank. The corrosion of the iron masks any detail but it comes to a blunt point at each side of the collar, the longer section being square-shaped in section, the shorter section rectangular in section. The longer section has a short, projecting, pointed stub just below the lower edge of the collar. The copper-alloy collar is une…
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-FE8819
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete iron object of uncertain date. The object is roughly oval in plan and flat in profile. The object may have been sharpened at one end so could be the remains of a blade. The possibly sharpened end is slightly flattened, whilst the opposite end tapers and is rounded off. The object could also represent spillage from metalworking. It has mid-green copper alloy staining and shows signs of corrosion on both faces. The overall dimensions are as follows: 79.19mm in length, 31.47mm in width, 6.94mm in thickness and 67.72g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CFBD69
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete high zinc or tin copper alloy object of unknown date. The object consists of a circular loop with an attachment end. On the top of the loop is a protusion circular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. An irregular and chipped ridge runs from the circular protusion on top along the sides of loop and it is more evident on one side. The loop measures 22.4 mm in diameter and 8.7 mm in thickness. The loop rests on a base with an attachment end. The base is sub-rectangular in plan and oval in cross section and measures 12.8 mm in length and 16.4 mm in width. The attach…
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-666A8D
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron cannonball of probable post medieval date (c. AD 1575 - 1700). Heavily corroded with a flaking surface. H. L. Blackmore (1976, 392ff.) suggests that cannon balls of this form may have been fired from a post-medieval 'falconet' cannon. As this type endured from the later 16th century through the following century, with slight fluctuations in its diameter and weight of shot. Weight: 528g, diameter: 51.5mm.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 29th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D418CE
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron knife of possible Early-Medieval to medieval date, c.AD 600 - 1300. The blade is sub-triangular in both plan and section with a wide curved back and narrower, slightly curved cutting edge. The blade tapers to a blunted point at one end and straight shoulders with a narrow sub-ovate tang at the other. The knife is extremely rusted and the organic handle is missing. The object is 202.4mm long, 41.6mm to 10.6mm wide, 6.9mm thick and weighs 107g. Dr Kevin Leahy, National Finds Adviser for Early Medieval metalwork, comments that "this form of blade with its angled back …
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-6CE04A
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Rotherham
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An iron unidentified object of uncertain date, AD 43 - 1950. It is probably made of wrought iron as it has the appearance of grain, like wood does. It is a bar which is circular in section at one end, but which quickly flattens out to a thinner rectangular cross-section. At the other end, one side curves inwards producing a knife like shape with a flat back and a pointed tip. This object is not identified as a knife however, because the curved edge is as uniformally thick (about 3.5mm) as the straight back, so there is no cutting edge, though the whole object does taper towards the cur…
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-68CA4B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
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Incomplete iron axehead of probable late-early medieval to medieval date (c. 900 - 1500 AD). The object has a curved cutting edge and sides, forming a widely expanded blade. One side has a more pronounced curve than the other. The neck of the axehead is narrow and rectangular in section, from which point the object tapers in section to the cutting edge. The socket is missing, leaving a straight, abraded break. The object has a heavily pitted and corroded surface with a light red-brown patina. It is 106.63mm in length, 96.24mm at maximum width and 16.10mm in thickness. It weighs 312g. …
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5B67DD
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable iron cannon ball of post-medieval (possibly English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD). The cannonball is sub-spherical with a diameter of c. 3.39 inches or 86.3mm. It weighs 2.430 kilograms (5.5lbs).. There is a circular protrusion on one side (or base) measuring roughly 18.25mm diameter. The ball is of a dark-brown colour.. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition; however, there are a number of areas which exhibit pitting and dents
Created on: Thursday 16th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: SF-573238
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron Medieval rotary key, dating to AD 1250-1450. It has a cylindrical shank which tapers towards the bow and the opposite end. The latter has a slightly narrowed pin and a flattened tip; at 2.86 mm to the end there is a circumferential groove. The underside of the shaft tip has two protruding sub-rectangular bits, which have on their inner edge three symmetrical wards. The bow is oval in plan and has a sub-rectangular cross-section. The key is heavily corroded. Cf Egan (1998, pp. 111-119). See WMID-18F2D3 on PAS database. Length: 150.75 mm Width: 52.27 mm Thickness: 12.43 mm W…
Created on: Thursday 16th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Steeple Bumpstead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-3157C5
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron possible horseshoe of post-Medieval or Modern date, about AD 1600 - 1950. Most of one side is missing. Corrosion obscures any nail holes or fuller, and there is a suggestion of a toe clip, but it is not complete. There is no calkin on the surviving terminal, which is pointed. The web of the horseshoe is uniformally narrow at about 18mm wide. With the lack of evidence for attachmnt, it is possible that this object is part of another artefact such as a chain link, hook or farm machinery part. The object is 117mm long, 98mm wide and 12mm thick. 137.2g.
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: DYFED-AD6CEB
Object type: DOORSTOP
Broad period: MODERN
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The object is a cast iron doorstop, in the shape of a horse and is Victorian in age. The obverse of the horse faces west, the object has a glass eye which is coloured blue, and has unfortunately sustained some damage but is still recognisable. The object also appeared to once have a black coloured applied patina, which is now missing but can still be seen slightly in places. The horse appears to have slight decoration around its 'harness' and 'saddle' areas, as well as 'hair' on its mane and tail, all this accompanied with the glass eye and previous patina suggests that is was a well d…
Created on: Friday 27th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanelli', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-736ECA
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post medieval iron horseshoe, 103mm in length, 30mm wide and 7mm thick with a weight of 174grams. The object is U shaped with a rectangular cross section. It is formed of a wide flat sheet with a V shaped central hole. It is incomplete missing one end, but the intact end is sub triangular in form and along its outer curved side are the traces of four rectangular nail holes. The object dates to 1250-1600. It is of Clark Type 4 (Clark, 2004, The Medieval Horse and its Equipment).
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-71FABA
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible Roman iron object, 102mm in length, 32mm wide and 7mm thick with a weight of 23.47grams. The object is T shaped in form and rectangular in cross section. It has two short right angled projections at one end which are seperated by a semi-circlular depression on the outer surface, which continues down the front as a concave shallow recess for 20-30mm. The object is possibly a T-shaped clamp which would have been used in the fixing of a variety of architectural elements, especially box flue-tiles. See NMS-8225A8 Cf. Manning 1985, 131-2, R70-2.
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-716523
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post medieval? iron hammer head, 106mm in length, 23mm wide and 18mm thick with a weight of 158g. The object is sub rectangular in form and rectangular in cross section. It has an oval hole, c.20mm long, for its shaft just to one side of the centre and the corresponding outer edge has a slightly projecting, rounded profile. To the right of this (as shown) the object tapers to a point with one long edge remaining straight. The other side is rectangular in cross section and terminates with a slightly rounded 'collar' around its flat end. Objects of iron are utilitaria…
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: DEV-DED9E6
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded Post Medieval iron 'key-hole' type horseshoe, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1900. The horseshoe is U-shaped in plan and slightly bevelled in cross section with a key-hole shaped perforation in the centre. The arms curve inwards and end in sub-rectangular terminals to create the key-hole shape. Only one nail hole is visible through the corrosion, as well as the remains of a corroded rivet. Dimensions: Length 138.2mm; width 132mm; thickness 11.7mm; The object weighs in excess of 200g. cf. similar objects on this database, e.g. DEV-5B5583, LANCUM-094174.
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-DDF949
Object type: KEY (MUSIC)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy and iron tuning key. A solid D-shaped flat-sided handle, apparently sheathed in copper alloy, but with a ferrous metal core from which projects the stub of a corroded shank of diameter c.4mm, here taken to be the stem around which instrument strings would be wrapped. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1850 Height: 12.5mm, Width: 13.3mm, Thickness: 5.6mm, Weight: 3.47gms
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-74C2EE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron buckle. Wrought iron D-shaped or single looped buckle frame. The good surface condition and mass suggest extensive survival of a metal core, implying a relatively recent date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1900. Length: 39.8mm, Height: 46.6mm, Thickness: 6.1mm, Weight: 18.55gms
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-747712
Object type: RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron ring. A wrought iron ring of uncertain purpose; though possibly apt to serve as a nave band for a small wheel, there are many other possible functions for the object. The mass suggests good survival of the metal core, and so a relatively recent date is advanced. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1900. Diameter: 77mm, Band Width: 11.9mm, Band Thickness: 6mm, Weight: 66.88gms
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-743879
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron possible knife fragment. The curved tip of a straight-backed blade of probable V section, broken at its wider end. This may be from a small meat knife whose cutting edge is curved through sharpening, or possibly from the end of a scissors blade. The mass points to good survival of the metal core, so a post-medieval rather than an earlier date is suggested. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1700 Length: 45mm, Width: 11.4mm, Thickness: 4.6mm, Weight: 6.03gms
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-4CE1EB
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron buckle. Wrought iron rectangular buckle frame with an iron pin wrapped around the strap bar. Corroded, with some loss of definition to the frame, whose original section is now unclear. Suggested date: Medieval, 1300-1500. Length: 43.3mm, Height: 43.6mm, Thickness (frame): 6.3mm, Weight: 22.13gms
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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