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Record ID: SUR-E6E83A
Object type: STRAINER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The complete circular bowl of a late medieval or 16th century sheet metal skimmer, 205mm in diameter. The implement is made of sheet copper alloy and is slightly concave. The edges have been folded in on the concave side to provide extra strength. The skimmer is pierced by 76 holes arranged very roughly concentrically. Two holes retain rivets for the missing sheet metal socket which was fixed to the convex side. The missing handle was presumably of wood. The outline of the socket is visible and eight of the holes appear to have been intended to retain it. The two surviving rivets are …
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 20th January 2015
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Record ID: GLO-4943D9
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Copper alloy harness mount consisting of a high raised central boss that is surrounded by four projecting roundels arranged evenly on a cross shape. Each roundel in pierced for attachment with a round off-centre drilled hole, the right side roundel is missing. The boss is decorated with a moulded human facemask consisting of oval eyes that are long, thin and angled . A broad rectangular nose that expands at the forehead sits in-between the eyes, below is a horizontal slot for the mouth. The rear of the boss is concave.
Created on: Thursday 13th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 14th November 2014
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Record ID: SUR-ADF8B8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A late medieval rectangular cast copper alloy buckle with a central (now partially surviving) dividing bar. Each outer edge has a series of five half round projections. The voids between these projections are spanned by two pairs of separate copper alloy wires and there are also short lengths of wire inserted into shallow grooves on the surface of each projection. A number of similar buckles have been recorded (cf WILT-B2D185, Egan and Pritchard no.443, Margeson no.154.). It has been suggested that the voids between the projection each contained an insert made from a perishable materi…
Created on: Thursday 18th September 2014
Last updated: Thursday 18th September 2014
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Record ID: BH-9A3FA3
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy seal matrix, probably dating from the Late Medieval period. The die is discoidal, with an engraved central image surrounded by a circular groove. This groove separates the device from the legend, outside of which an incuse ropework border marks the outer limit of the die. The following descriptions of the device and legend are taken from observation of the seal itself, not the matrix: The device is that of a Bishop, who stands facing forwards, wearing ceremonial robes and a mitre. The area below the figure's waist is not visible, and he emerges from an angular, U-…
Created on: Wednesday 17th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th November 2014
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Record ID: SUR-EE0AF3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Anglo-Scandinavian cast copper alloy mount dating to the 11th century. The mount is in the form of an elongated oval and has a rivet hole at each end, both filled with iron. The reverse side of the mount is concave and the upper face is rounded. On the upper face is an openwork interlace design inspired by the late Viking Urnes style, but very devolved. The decorative elements are not clear although a projection on each long side appears to be the head of a sinuous animal, seen from above. A pair of spiral hips with bifurcating limbs may also be made out. The form of this mount,…
Created on: Tuesday 9th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 9th September 2014
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Record ID: FAKL-5D6B44
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy sylus or pin , Early Medieval, terminal spatulate, triangular, other end pointed. Between this and the shank is a fine double moulding. The shank is swollen, its diameter expanding from 3.6mm to 4.3 towards its pointed end. Around its widest area are two incised, circumferencial lines. The object is in good condition although the shank is bent. Length (if straight) 123.6mm, Width of spatulate end: 13.7mm (thickness 1.0mm) Mass 9.49g, This object has features both of a pin and of a stylus. The triangular spatulate terminal would allow it to be placed in Pestell's Class …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elloughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-2D49DE
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kirklees
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Medieval ecclesiastical or monastic seal matrix of notable quality. It dates from the 14th or 15th century and is a pointed oval in plan and is possibly of French or Belgian origin. It depicts the Virgin Mary and Christ child flanked by a fleur de lis on each side. The legend reads: "* S • beate • marie • de • villaincole" translating as The Seal of Saint Mary of Villaincole, though, as yet, Villaincole has not been identifed. The matrix is very crisp and many small details can be seen. The legend starts with a star of six points. The lettering is in a gothic…
Created on: Tuesday 1st July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd July 2014
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Record ID: DENO-81E17A
Object type: KEY (MUSIC)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy probable Medieval key (musical key) used for tightening the tuning pegs on musical instruments. The object terminates in a chunky quatrefoil bow, openwork, with four pointed oval perforations. The shaft of the key consists of a short rectangular-sectioned tube which projects from the outer edge of one of the openwork quatrefoil terminals. The shaft has a length of 17mm with walls that are 1.4-2mm thick and is entirely hollow. The opening measures 10.9mm by 6.8mm. Artefacts of similar design can be found illustrated in Egan, 'The Medieval Household', 1998, p.…
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2014
Last updated: Monday 23rd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rolleston Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-69389A
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval cast copper alloy seal matrix in very fine condition. The matrix is of double oval form and measures 44.13mm by 27.28mm. The seal depicts St Paul, enthroned, within a rounded trefoil arch. Below St Paul is a praying figure within a pointed arch with quatrefoil spandrels. On the back, at the apex, is a suspension loop from which a tapering projection runs to the lower point of the matrix. The matrix probably dates to the 14th century. Professor Paul Harvey of the University of Durham comments: I read it as WILLELMVM:PAVLE:CRASSVM:XPO:PIE:IVNGE, i.e Paul, join Willelmus…
Created on: Sunday 22nd June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 1st July 2014
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Record ID: GLO-A21DB3
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Six contemporary copy silver washed copper alloy shillings of Edward VI dated to 1549 Obverse: EWARD VI D G AGL FRA HIB REX crowned bust facing right Reverse: TIMOR DOMINI FONS VITE MDXLIX (reversed Ns) oval shield displaying the royal coat of arms flanked by E R Obverse mint mark: Y with a horizontal bar in the middle, possibly a T overlaying a Y Reverse mint mark: Arrow All coins are identical and would have been struck from the same die.
Created on: Wednesday 7th May 2014
Last updated: Friday 4th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'falfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-A71692
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy hooked tag form a sword belt or baldrick. This has a circular, concave, domed plate that is pierced in the centre with a copper alloy rivet still in place, the back of the rivet has a roughly cut octagonal plate. At the lower end is a rearwards facing hook that has a double flanged collar separating the hook from the plate, a piercing in the centre of the collar contains a copper alloy rivet. On the top edge is a circular pierced lug this has a flagged collar at the base and a small knop on the terminal, a third copper alloy rivet is still in place. For similar example…
Created on: Friday 25th April 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 14th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brockworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-A641B6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circular lead token that has a cross on the obverse, the reverse in undecorated. Although similar in style to medieval coins, this style of token dates from the Medieval to Post Medieval Period
Created on: Friday 25th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 25th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brockworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-A61CA5
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy spoon fragment that has a sub-oval cross-section stem which is truncated near the base. The bowl is also heavily truncated and only the section at the base of the stem remains, this section has narrow straight sides that gradually expand outwards suggesting that the bowl was originally either a fig shape or narrow oval bowl, dating the object to between the 15th to 18th century.
Created on: Friday 25th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 25th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brockworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-93A176
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron rondel dagger that has a wide rectangular cross section blade that is 27mm wide at the quillon (guard) and gradually narrows to the pointed tip which is now truncated. The quillon is a slightly dished iron disc that because of corrosion is truncated on two sides. Behind the quillon the tang in is a thick iron bar that would normally be in cased in a wooden handle. The pommel is a round and slightly dished plate. This artefact is a rondel dagger, whose name is derived from the round pommel and often the hand-guard. This is a weapon rather than a domestic knife, and is depicted …
Created on: Thursday 24th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 25th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brockworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-698D71
Object type: DIE STAMP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete but worn and corroded copper-alloy die for making pressed appliqué and filigree pendants of later Early Medieval date and of Viking cultural design. Such dies are known as Hiddensee-Rügen type. The die is essentially cross-shaped and has a plain, flat back. The main part of the die consists of three cross-shaped arms which are co-joined creating two openwork circular holes through the body of the die. The fourth arm of the cross is an extended T-shape with the head of the T being rounded at the front and flat at the back. There are faint traces of interlace decoration on…
Created on: Thursday 10th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Askham Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-996B96
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy early medieval openwork strap end, 60mm in length. The strap end is in a devolved version of the Winchester Style with a central trunk with branches and inhabited foliage and probably dates to c950-1100. There are fifteen apertures and a series of rounded swellings along each side. The strap end has a split end with two rivet holes.
Created on: Monday 31st March 2014
Last updated: Friday 4th April 2014
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Record ID: FAKL-DEBA03
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early, Early Medieval, gilt, cast copper alloy mount decorated with two Anglo-Saxon Style I animals and glass inlay. The mount is square with a central inset containing a piece of what appears to be degraded red glass. Around this are two animals, their oval eyes at 2 o'clock and 8 o'clock. These are set within two curved bands, one of three, the other of two, strands, the end of one three-strand band appears to turn at 90 degrees. The animals' bodies consist of three-strand bars, they have long necks each with a foot springing from the point where it joins the body. Below the body i…
Created on: Monday 10th March 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stamford Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DB4323
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a medieval lead Papal bulla, possibly of Boniface IX (1389-1404) converted into a pendant or bead. An sub-oval section has been cut out of the much larger circular bulla and pierced top and bottom to allow it to be suspended. In cross section it is now slightly curved with the centre raised above the sides. On the obverse the sub-oval has been cut around the head of Saint Paul and the rest of the design and inscription is missing. St. Paul is looking right, he is depicted with straight hair and a long pointed beard. The head is contained within a beaded border, possibly repres…
Created on: Monday 10th March 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-EFE752
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rectangular object, probably a mount, cast in copper alloy of probable late early-medieval date (c. 9th/10th century AD). Broadly rectangular, it has slightly concave long sides. Both short ends are slightly ragged with irregular protrusions, it is unclear whether these are unfinished or old breaks. It is probable the object previously continued below the lower edge where there is the stub of a projection which is narrower than the existing piece. A zoomorphic design fills the field which is bordered all around with a plain raised border. Made in sunken low relief the device is a…
Created on: Thursday 27th February 2014
Last updated: Monday 28th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huish Episcopi CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2409F1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Early Medieval to Early Medieval copper-alloy strap-end of Thomas's Class E, now corroded and incomplete. It is roughly sub-rectangular, with one end terminating in an incurved edge to either side, meeting at a rounded point. The other end (the attachment end) is flat and now broken across two small rivet holes. A transverse ridge decorated with four drilled dots (perhaps originally ring-and-dot motifs) separates the attachment end from the main body of the strap-end. The main plate is decorated with eight circular perforations set in a rough circle. When held with the attachment…
Created on: Monday 17th February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lytham', grid reference and parish protected.


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