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Record ID: PUBLIC-77398C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A complete cast lead-alloy token from a Medieval to Post Medieval date, AD1200 - 1850. Both sides of this circular token have raised relief design. On one side, the capital letters T , W , and H, are arranged around a central raised pellet. On the reverse side, the letter W is placed above the letter H. It has a creamy white oxidised patina, and is slightly bent across its diameter. The token measures 23.9mm in diameter, has a thickness of 2.4mm, and weighs 10.5g. Compare with CAM-191087.
Created on: Sunday 23rd September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-768548
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A cast lead alloy Token from a Medieval to Post Medieval date, AD1400-1800. Circular in shape with a raised relief crosshatch design on one side and blank on its reverse. On opposite edges, 7 - 2 o'clock, are the remains of casting sprues. Objects like this one, could have been used as a redeemable payment for work done, or gaming pieces. The token measures 18.0mm in diameter, is 1.5mm thick, and weighs 3.0g.
Created on: Sunday 23rd September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: IOW-4DD087
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete Medieval lead alloy pilgrim ampulla (c. 1300-c. 1500). The suspension loops are missing and the rim of the mouth is incomplete. The sub-circular body has a raised crown on one side and a 'compass-drawn' flower of four petals on the other side. The crown and flower have backgrounds of raised hatching. Below each suspension loop the edge of the crown side is bevelled and decorated with oblique lines. On both faces, level with the suspension loops, there are double parallel ridges. The long neck flares from the body towards the mouth which has a ragged break. This ampulla…
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Monday 24th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-3ACD64
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete lead-alloy pilgrim's ampulla of medieval date, c.AD 1350 - 1550. The body of the ampulla is circular with an elongated rectangular neck extending from one edge. The remains of two attachment loops project to either side of the neck where it meets the body. The opening at the top of the neck has been pinched shut. Traces of decoration can be seen on one surfaces of the ampulla though it is too worn to be determined. The metal has a light yellowish-white patina and is worn. The ampulla is 39.8mm long, 29.2mm wide, 7.9mm thick and weighs 35.1g. Ampullae were an important p…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-3960F3
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy pilgrim badge. A rectangular plate with cast unifacial motif depicting a figure in a vertically-lined long and full-sleeved robe or garment with its arms raised and the fingers of the hands splayed; the lower part of the garment broadens. An oval face with pointed chin and prominent brows, lips and nose is set between the raised arms. An integrally cast attachment loop is set at the top left-hand corner of the plain back. The finder kindly identifies this as a badge of St Andrew, whose cult flourished at St Andrews in Scotland from the early medieval period onwards. The arms…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Temple Bruer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-23EAC4
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete Post Medieval lead alloy miniature horn book dating c1500-1700AD showing the alphabet. There are five lines of letters with a cross prefixing the first row and two conjoined x's terminating the fifth row: +ABCDE/FGHIKL/MNOPQ/RSTVW/XYZxx. THE N is reversed. Between each row is a border of horizontal strokes. The reverse has the facing image of a woman rendered with simple facial features and wearing an elaborate late 16th century dress and hairstyle. Similar objects on the database include WREX-F95F1B, SOM-5408E1, YORYM-FA8FF1, LVPL-69A2E4, SWYOR-B234D7, and NMGW-E9EC71 (ne…
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-22DE2A
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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A lead alloy cloth or bag seal, 19.7mm in diameter, stamped WOR/STED/REFOR/MED. Reverse has traces of a now illegible or lost stamped number or letter. Late 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-22CB8E
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A lead alloy cloth or bag seal, 17.7mm in diameter, stamped W(OR)/STET/REFOR/MED. Reverse has traces of a stamped letter C or curved design. Late 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: LON-102F2F
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A late Medieval lead alloy late Plantagenet issue token, dating AD1425-1490. Mitchiner & Skinner (1984:143/Pl. 2; no. 53) illustrate a token which bears a similar reverse design. Obverse: the letter R Obverse inscription: None Reverse: Bust with elaborate headdress Reverse inscription: None Dimensions: diameter: 12.49mm; weight: 0.78g Mitchiner & Skinner (1984:88) write "A series of neatly designed and neatly manufactured tokens with small compact flans. Early issues retain the geometric designs used on preceding tokens (Geometric series: Edward Ill-Henry VI)." Reference: M…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-FB2179
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A lead alloy weight, 14.33mm by 13.8mm, with cross hatched lines on one side. The other side has seven possibly intentionally pierced dots but is otherwise undecorated. Late Medieval to Post Medieval.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FB1956
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with rounded edges and corners. A raised crowned fleur-de-lis design is present on the upper surface. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-white/brown patina and is worn. The length is 67mm, the width is 48mm and the weight 198.15g. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods. Shield-shaped weights are a distinctive group of trade weights which are used from c.AD 1380 and …
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-FB10CE
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy token, 18.8mm in diameter, with a crescent and cross potent or fleury on one side. The other is undecorated. Late Medieval to Post Medieval.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-FAA46E
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy cloth or bag seal. One side is stamped S and C flanking a crucifix over interlace, within a beaded border. The reverse is plain. Circa 17th-18th century.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-FA0CCA
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete cast lead alloy probable Palm Guard of Post-Medieval date (AD 1600-1900). The object is circular in plan and concavo-convex in section. There is a circular indention in one side which forms the D-shaped cross-section. Around the depression the remainder of the lower surface is flat. The upper (convex) surface is pitted (heavily in some places) and with linear striations. Palm guards such as this object were for use by a leather worker or sail maker to protect the palm whilst stitching. Length: 47.97mm, Width: 47.04mm, Thickness: 32.47mm, Diameter (depression): 18.94mm, W…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-F9F7EC
Object type: LOOMWEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy weight, probably Loom Weight. The date is uncertain though probably of the Roman to Post Medieval period (AD 43 - AD 1900). The object is cylindrical with a sub-oval perforation through the object to facilitate attachment. There is evidence of some post depositional damage in the form of indentations, pitting and scratches on the surface of the object. There is one large ovate indentation possible caused by post-depositional damage, above the base of the object. The surface is otherwise plain and undecorated. Length: 51.66mm, Width: 30.92mm, Thickness: 1…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: WREX-F95F1B
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete Post Medieval lead alloy miniature horn book dating c1500-1700AD showing the alphabet. There are four lines of letters and one line with decoration. Line 1 has a cross and the letters ABCD; line 2 has EFG (which is reversed), HIKL; line 3 has MN (which is reversed), OPQR; line 4 has S (which is reversed), TVWX and (which is also reversed). Line 5 is a decorative although it is possible that the first two symbols are poorly marked letters that may be a maker. The reverse of the object has a relief 8-pointed star with a central pellet. The arms of the start are made up of kite-…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llangollen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-F8F697
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy pilgrim's ampulla dating from the 14th or 15th century. The long oval handles or attachment lugs are complete but squashed against the body of the vessel. The circular flask has moulded relief decoration on both sides. One side has a large crown with a cross hatched inside. The opposite side has a crowned I possibly in a circular border. The I is substantial and is cross hatched. The ampulla has a white patina and is in good condition. The crowned I may stand for Our Lady of Ipswich or St Ives (Ramsey Abbey, Hunts). An almost identical ampulla is recorded on the …
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Asaph', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-F8F427
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy cloth seal, stamped AR above a five petalled flower, within a circular border composed of an inner thin line and outer beaded border. The reverse is stamped with a W and an illegible design. Circa 17th-18th century.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-F8E035
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy cloth seal, 25.3mm in diameter, stamped AO with crowns above each letter.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-F8174C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy button fragment. Cast flat discoid button front, retaining the stubs of an integrally cast and possibly drilled loop. The front bears a die-stamped design comprising a central floret and an outer border of four closely juxtaposed strands of zig-zag ornament. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1800. Diameter: 17.6mm, Thickness (clear of loop): 1.6mm, Weight: 2.84gms
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muckton', grid reference and parish protected.


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