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Record ID: NARC-9C3A72
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A compete lead alloy Seal Martix of Medieval date (AD 1200-1400). The object is a vesica seal matrix and is ovate in plan. The front of the object has and engraved central motif depicting a lis. There is a circumferential inscription which is heavily abraded. The legible portion reads: []SIGIL[] (seal). The back of the object is predominantly flat with a small spur projecting which would have formed a loop but which is missing. The metal is a dark cream in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. Length: 33.76mm, Width: 17.44mm, Thickness (clear of spur): 4.08mm, Weight: 13.3g.
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-8BBB8D
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy medallion fragment. Milled commemorative medallion celebrating the 1902 coronation of Edward VII (1901-1910). Pierced for suspension at 12 O'clock. Torn and lightly crumpled Obverse description: Conjoined busts left. Obverse inscription: [--]KING EDWARD VII[---]CORONA[--] 1902 Reverse description: Arms of England, Ireland and Scotland in wreath, scroll above with legend. Reverse inscription: [LON]G LIVE THE KING Diameter (as found): 38.7mm, Weight: 18.32gms, die axis; 12
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-8B4D66
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy spoon fragment. Cast oval-ended terminal from a small spoon fragment. A complex moulded design of vegetal curls or fronds and florets originating from a medial longitudinal ridge at the end covers the upper side; the underside is smooth and plain. Abraded, and bent into an S-shaped curve with the end downwards - the latter perhaps an original feature. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1800. Length (as found): 32.2mm, Width: 13.1mm, Thickness: 3.3mm, Weight: 6.48gms
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-72BBE8
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete lead alloy Seal Matrix of Medieval date (1300-1400). The object is circular in plan and flat with an integral circular suspension loop on the back of the object. The front face has a central circular boarder within which is a six pointed star and crescent. The outer field bares the inscription : S' hENR' CAkEBRED. The metal is a cream in colour with a smooth patina. Diameter: 29.88mm, Thickness: 2.71mm, Weight: 14.2g. M Jones comments: Reaney (DBS s.n.) gives a Richard Cakebred (Suffolk 1327), and Reaney notes that originally, at least, the byname would have been attac…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-667090
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete Medieval to post-Medieval lead alloy standing weight (c. 1200-c. 1600). This weight is sub-square in cross-section and tapers from the base towards the suspension loop at the top. The base is rounded and the top is narrowed and pierced with a circular hole, 3.0mm in diameter. The two faces on the same plane as the hole have indentations. The weight is greyish buff. Height: 37.0mm; width: 15.4mm; thickness: 13.6mm. Weight: 39.28g. Biggs and Withers (2000) suggest that this type of weight first appeared around c. 1200. However, the ease with which lead can be cast and thei…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-60FA9C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy button. Cast biconvex button with the stub of an integrally cast loop. The front bears a moulded pattern of tiny round scales in four concentric rings. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1650. Diameter: 9.8mm, Thickness (clear of loop): 4.5mm, Weight: 2.84gms
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-5DFBBC
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete early post-medieval (1500-1700) lead alloy button (probably), missing its integral loop and one of four decorative knops. The button is domed to the front and concave to the reverse, with a prominent casting flash from the centre of which extends the incomplete stem. All breaks are old. A raised ring flanks the central, undecorated, domed element of the button. Around this is a rim decorated with raised transverse ribs. At three of four equidistant points is a flat D-shaped knop, flat to the underside and domed to the front. To the reverse the casting flash runs at a cent…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5CE7D4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Early medieval to medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, Length: 23 mm, width: 19 mm, weight: 17.06 g. The whorl is mis cast, having been squashed whilst still molten? giving it a sub circular form and it has a sub rectangular cross section, having curved sides. It is undecorated and has a central hole which would have been circular and had an internal diameter of 10mm. The form matches Walton Rogers form A2, which she dates to 700-1100AD.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5CC982
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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Roman lead alloy steelyard weight, Length: 32 mm, width: 33 mm, weight: 94 g. The weight is bi-conical in form and circular in cross section, with the traces of an iron loop emerging from one terminal.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5BF60D
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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Roman lead alloy steelyard weight, Height: 34 mm, diameter: 39 mm, weight: 243 g. The object is bi-conical in form and circular in cross section. It has the remains of an iron loop emerging from one terminal.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-4B09EF
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
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A lead alloy object of Unknown date (AD 43-1800). A flat rectangular 'tablet' or strip, hexagonal in plan. The upper face of the object bears incised or stamped Roman numerals: X L. This object is dark buff. Length: 32.0mm; width: 25.4mm; thickness: 2.7mm. Weight: 15.26g.
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-4ACD5B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval lead alloy circular double-sided token (c. 1500-c. 1850). Powell Type 10. The token has raised bust facing right on one side. The other side may have a dsign but it is worn and unclear. Each side has a raised rim. This token is brownish buff. Diameter: 20.3mm. Weight: 7.58g. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be post-Medieval in date (1500-1850), t…
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-099F69
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A complete lead alloy Papal Bulla, issued by Clement VI (AD 1342 - AD 1352 ), the fourth of the popes resident at Avignon, France. Description: The obverse depicts the worn faces of St Peter and St Paul, below the inscription SPA SPE (SPA = Sanctus Paulus, SPE = Sanctus Petrus), all of which are surrounded by a beaded border, flanking the outside edge of the bulla. Some of the beaded border is missing. St Peter is seen on the right, looking left, with St. Paul on the left looking right, with a long pointed beard, within a backwards-C shaped beaded border, joined to the main. The surfa…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-076132
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete lead and copper alloy dress fastener (dress hook / hooked tag) of early post-medieval date. The dress hook has a large lozenge-shaped head decorated with raised pellets around a central lozenge-shape cell. On the reverse of the dress hook is a rectangular bar for attachment to clothing. At the base of the plate the copper alloy hook is inserted into a lead sleeve. The hook is complete. Similar dress hooks are illustrated in Read (2008:68). They date to the 16th century AD.
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F75480
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete lead-alloy figurine of medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1900. Only the lower portion of the figurine remains, from the waist down. The figure is robed, depicted in a naturalistic style, with feet projecting from beneath the hem. The feet are apart, both turned outward, the right more so. A moulded ovate pouch is depicted on the left hip. A second, larger punch on longer rope is also present to the right hip. The figurine is hollow. The metal has a light brown/grey patina and is worn. The figurine is 50.3mm long, 25.9mm wide, 18.1mm thick and weighs 42.9g. It …
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-E8100A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal issued at Haarlem in the Netherlands (c. 1600-c. 1700). The edges are worn and abraded but the connecting strip is intact. The outer face of disc 1 has the arms of Haarlam: an elaborate shield, a vertical sword and four stars arranged two each side of the sword. The legend is illegible. The rivet has raised capital letters within a beaded circle: [ ]A/[ ]O·/REN The complete legend could be: A/·30·/REN Disc 2 is illegible. This cloth seal is buff overall. Length: 18.8mm; width: 15.8mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 4.15g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E4E52B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A probably post medieval lead alloy bi-face trade token. The obverse has the initial letters D P in one line with a few random pellets around them. The reverse has a cross with the top arm being either a crozier or simply the letter P above the centre line. There are illegible symbols in each angle of the cross. Diameter 14.3mm and weight 2.3g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-E265F1
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper lead/tin alloy button comprising a plano-convex head with a central nipple and the stump of an integral non-drilled loop. Cf. Read 2005, nos. 225-6. Diameter 14mm. Thickess of head 6mm. 16th century.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E24211
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The weight is square in plan and profile, forming a cube, with a central perforation running through it. All surfaces display damage in the form of dents and scratches. The metal has a creamy white patina and is worn. The weight is 23.7mm long, 25.2mm wide, 22.7mm thick and weighs 94g. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain. The term 'weight' is used here in its broadest sense to include uses that do not involve weighing (e.g. holding-down, tensioning, etc.). Lead weights we…
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E202B2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is lozenge-shaped with a raised moulded design featuring a large fleur-de-lis on the upper surface. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-grey/brown patina and is worn. The weight is 62.9mm long, 45.9mm wide, 13.2mm thick and weighs 213g. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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