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Record ID: NLM-25B8A2
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Iron nails. Twenty-one fragments of wrought iron nails and nail shanks. Most exhibit a square section which may arise from the flaking of corrosion as much as from their original form. The heads, where they remain, are often formed by a flattening of the broader end of the shank, though one achieves a T-shape, one retains part of a flat rounded head, two have rounded knob ends, and one has a squared end like a bolt. The poor condition will have arisen from repeated disturbance in the plough-soil, though some may also have been subjected to the burning of wood into which they had been d…
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Owston Ferry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-5D7B4E
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Iron possible nail fragment. A curved or twisted square section shank with a four-sided point at one end, and possibly a relict of a T-shaped head at the other. Despite its apparently execrable condition, the mass of the object indicates good survival of a metal core, and hence a relatively recent date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1900. Length (as found): 32.2mm, Thickness (midpoint): 8.1mm, Weight: 10.35gms
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Normanby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-49D997
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron possible nail. A small object comprising a kinked shank and an expanded corroded head; tested with a magnet, to which it responds strongly. The sharp angle might have served as a shearman's clip or a tenterhook to peg out cloth, or it may be a horseshoe nail. The mass tends to point to good survival of a metal core, and consequently a relatively recent date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1900. Length: 31.6mm, Width (at 'head'): 9.4mm, Thickness (upper to middle shank): 4.8mm, Weight: 4.48gms
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-4E9201
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail fragment. Tapering wrought iron shank of squared section; the good survival of metal inferred from the mass of the object implies a post-medieval date. The straight shank t may indicate that the nail was deposited while attached to timber which has been burnt or decayed to release it in an unbent form. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Length: 91.4mm, Width: 11.3mm, Thickness: 8.3mm, Weight: 28.13gms
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Normanby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-4E7E61
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nails. Twenty one wrought iron nails and nail shank fragments, of lengths between 96.5mm and 31.5mm. The square section and ovoid heads, sometimes offset, would suggest these to have been hand made in the medieval or post-medieval periods. The good condition may point to the latter period, while the straight shanks throughout may indicate that the nails were deposited while attached to timber which has been burnt or decayed to release them in an unbent form. One T-shaped nail [first in the second row] may alternatively be a horseshoe nail. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800.…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Normanby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-0DF1D3
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail. A wrought iron nail with a square section tapering shank of maximum thickness 10.2mm and an expanded, probably square, head. The lower part of the object is reduced to an uncorroded metal core which lay below the original surface. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Length: 96mm, Thickness/Width (head): 17.6mm, Weight: 29.85gms
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-D32005
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron nail of probable medieval or early post-medieval date. The nail may be a horseshoe nail although these usually have flat heads, so this may be ffrom a small wodden item. The nail has a tapering rectangular shank and a broad triangular head. Suggested date AD 1250-1600.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: HESH-5D2C4A
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large hand wrought iron nail with a large boss like square shaped head with a distinctive D shaped cross section. The shank of the nail is square and broken. The surface of the nail suffers from active laminating corrosion. A direct parallel has not been found, but the shear size suggests that it was not for domestic furniture, instead it is suggested that it might be an iron nail from a studded timber door, or possibly from a boat. A date is also difficult to suggest - it is possibly ancient but as it is hand made it could date from as late as 1900. The iron nail measures, 50.3mm len…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'River Perry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-7F34A2
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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An iron nail of Roman date (c. AD 43 - 410) broken in two pieces. The shaft of the nail has a circular cross-section and tapers in diameter from 9.44mm just below the head to 5.30mm just below the head. The head is slightly domed and measures 20.50mm in diameter. The first piece measures 70.56mm in length and weighs 18.81g. The second piece is 56.89mm in length and weighs 8.08g. Total weight 26.89g and total length atleast 125.18mm. The nail can be classed under Mannings' (1985) typology as a Type 1a nail. It is heavily corroded. Similar to PAS WILT-1D8D9A
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th March 2018
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Record ID: NLM-EA845B
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nails. Four wrought iron nails of lengths between 95mm and 56mm: one has a flat sub-rectangular head; one is wedge-shaped with a shank expanded to form a rectangular head; one has [now] a T-shaped top; and the last is a twisted shank. The good survival of metal cores, inferred from the mass of the objects, may point to a relatively recent date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Combined Weight: 106.13gms
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C31EB4
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail. Wrought iron nail shank, bent at its plain top. Despite its poor surface condition, the mass indicates good survival of the metal core, from which a relatively recent date is inferred. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Length: 64.4mm, Width (at top): 13.1mm, Thickness: 8.8mm, Weight: 12.73gms
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Epworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-ADFD79
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail fragments. A pair of small nails, one including a flat head and the other probably a fragment. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1900. Combined Weight: 9.71gms
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'High Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-ADF20B
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail. A broad wrought iron nail which tapers from a rectangular flat head to a thinner wedge-shaped spike, now bent, and probably lacking its tip. The good survival of the metal core may point to a relatively recent date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Length (as found): 55mm, Width: 20.5mm, Thickness: 12.6mm, Weight: 33.17gms
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'High Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-5B1C7D
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail fragment. Rectangular section wrought iron shank with a featureless flat head, tapering slightly towards its tip [lost]. Delaminating. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Length: 71.4mm, Width: 12.3mm, Thickness: 10.1mm, Weight: 18.35gms
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'High Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-FF015C
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron nail, probably Roman in date. The nail possesses a conical head. A circular-section stem extends from the head. As it tapers, it becomes rectangular in section. The stem is slightly bent. It measures 47mm in length. The head has a diameter of 10mm. The stem has a diameter of 6mm. It weighs 4g.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: BH-FE6248
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron nail of uncertain date. The head is flat and approximately circular. From the underside of the head there extends a rectangular-section stem which tapers slightly. The terminal of the stem is missing. The nail stem is slightly bent. The nail measures 54mm in length and the head has a diameter of 13mm. The stem has a width of 5mm.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5BDCC9
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
6 Iron nails, probably all Roman. First image shows various nails all found together in waterlogged riverside field. Those on left show standard Roman forms. Second image unusually shaped iron object possibly a nail like fitting.
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th October 2017
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Record ID: SUR-783206
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three Roman iron hob nails with angular domed heads and short shafts, one of which is square in section.
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: NLM-9784DB
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron and lead probable nail fragment. A disc of lead with an iron spike projecting; probably the round head and the stub of the shank of an iron nail sheathed in lead, presumably to retard its corrosion in an exposed setting. The lead is patinated and the iron corroded. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Diameter: 18.5mm, Thickness (head only): 7.0mm, Weight: 7.77gms
Created on: Friday 1st September 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wickenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-40C30D
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron and lead nail. A short tapered wrought iron nail shank which appears to pass through or be sheathed with lead now appearing as a rounded flat head. This was probably intended to retard the corrosion of a nail set in a location exposed to the elements. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1900. Diameter ('head'): 15.9mm, Length (overall): 18.7mm, Thickness (of nail shank): 5.4mm, Weight: 5.65gms
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: NLM-9AE6ED
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron probable nail fragments. Five fragments of wrought iron nail shanks, one retaining part of its rounded head and two from the bent tips of nails. The corroded and delaminating condition and a significant loss of metal cores may suggest objects of some age, as well as reflecting the rigours endured in a plough-soil context in more recent times. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1500. Combined Weight: 27.50gms.
Created on: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B0087C
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail. A handmade tapered nail shank or spike of rectangular section with a broad and probably burred head. Despite surface corrosion, the mass suggests good survival of the metal core, and hence probably a relatively recent date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Length: 66.7mm, Width: 23.8mm, Thickness: 15mm, Weight: 49.97gms
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 28th July 2017
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Record ID: WILT-A3C74F
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron Manning type 1a Roman nail dating to c AD 43 - 410. The shaft of the nail has an oval or even possibly a rectangular cross-section and tapers in diameter from c 13mm just below the head to c7.45mm at the far end of the shaft. There appears to be a break at this point (ie the tip is lost) and so it is not possible to ascertain the original length. The head is convex and measures c 19.78mm in diameter. It is 132.30mm in length and weighs 70.75g.
Created on: Monday 3rd July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-041232
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
12 iron nails or rivets of uncertain date. These are probably from hobnail boots. Total weight: 11.73g
Created on: Monday 8th May 2017
Last updated: Saturday 20th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-93D674
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail. A large wrought iron nail with a shank of unvaried square section, a wedge-shaped point and a facetted four-sided pyramidal head. The object is in excellent condition, which may argue the good quality of metal, a relatively recent date, and possibly its protection from the elements, perhaps by having been driven into a substantial timber whose decay or burning has recently released it. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1900. Length: 210.2mm, Thickness (shank): 12.5mm, Width (head): 24.7mm, Weight: c.230gms.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-93CC36
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nails. Two wrought iron nails (a and b), the larger retaining a square head above a probably round section shank - the appearance of angularity arising from the pattern of flaking corrosion. The loss of metal core appears to have been more severe for the smaller object; possibly the older of the two. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Length (a): 116mm, Weight (a): 44.66gms; Length (b): 86.7mm, Weight (b): 10.75gms Combined Weight: 55.40gms
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-4576AD
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman iron nail mm 76long, 26mm wide (at the head) and 10mm thick with a weight of 34.52 grams. The nail has a rectangular cross sectioned incomplete shaft 10 x 10mm at the top and tapers in width. It has a rectangular shaped, domed head 26 x26mm.
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2017
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Record ID: NLM-774649
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron and lead nail fragment. Stub of an iron shank of rectangular section projecting from a flat discoid sheath of lead, presumably intended to retard the corrosion of a nail used in an exposed location. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Diameter (head): 15.4mm, Thickness (head): 5.8mm, Length (overall): 14.6mm, Weight: 6.30gms
Created on: Tuesday 24th January 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th January 2017
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Record ID: NLM-20E36A
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail. Wrought iron nail with a sub-rectangular facetted head. The shank is now of rectangular section, though this may have been emphasised by the past loss of corrosion products; these tend to spall leaving regular faces behind. This acknowledged, the good condition of the metal may suggest a relatively recent date, and the nail was perhaps embedded in wood for much of the period since its deposition to have been protected. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Length: 57.1mm, Thickness (shank): 7mm, Weight: 15.11gms
Created on: Friday 20th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th January 2017
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Record ID: BH-3AAF94
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large iron nail or structural ironwork, possibly dating to the Roman period. The stem is rectangular in section and tapers to a point at one end. At the other, the stem has been bent back on itself to form a loop. The nail measures 92mm in length, a maximum of 7mm in width and 7mm in thickness. It weighs 15g.
Created on: Monday 9th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
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Record ID: WAW-6C6797
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An assemblage of 4 iron nails of possible Roman to Post Medieval date. One nail has a sub-square shank, and the other three a slender rectangular shank. The heads on two are missing and the remaining two are rectangular in section and taper to the shank. Collective weight: 8.71g. Iron nails are intrinsically difficult to date out of context. The date range proposed for this assemblage is possibly Roman, but may date into the Post Medieval period.
Created on: Friday 30th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th January 2017
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Record ID: DEV-33A9A8
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron nail of unknown date. In overall shape, the nail is mushroom-shaped. The head is broadly square in shape, with the outer edges curving slightly towards the underside. The shank tapers towards a broad point. Iron corrosion and cracks are visible on the surface of the nail. As the item was not recovered from an archaeological context, it is not possible to date this item which could range from the Roman to Post Mediveal periods. Due to the corrosive nature of Devon's acidic soils, an early date is unlikely (although not impossible) and a later Post Medieval date is more likely.
Created on: Wednesday 9th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 9th November 2016
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Record ID: LVPL-8A6E8A
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three iron and one copper alloy nails found in close proximity. The nails have a rectangular sectioned shank and a wedge shaped point. The head is sub-rectangular and flat. Nails are difficult to date and in this case the condition of the nails indicates a probable post-medieval to modern in date. The iron nails are covered with iron corrosion and are reddish brown in colour. The copper alloy nail has a mid-green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 1st November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 1st November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nannerch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-3F8444
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified iron object, possibly a nail or stud of uncertain date. The object has a pyramid-shaped head and a roughly rectangular, tapering shaft which has a vane-like projection 11mm below the head. Overall, the object measures 53.5 mm long, 24 mm wide and 14.8 mm thick. The head measures 14.8 mm wide by 10.1 mm thick. The shaft is 8 mm wide below the head, tapering to 3 mm at the tip. The projection is 14mm wide. The object weighs 17.9 g. The object is black in colour and has an even patina.
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 31st January 2017
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Record ID: WAW-8EAD1B
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An assemblage of 4 iron nails of possible Roman to Post Medieval date. One nail has a sub-square shank, and the other three a slender rectangular shank. The heads on two are flattened and expanded to one side, another is an inverted triangle and the fourth is slightly bulbous. Collective weight: 10.86g. Iron nails are intrinsically difficult to date out of context. The date range proposed for this assemblage is possibly Roman, but may date into the Post Medieval period.
Created on: Friday 15th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 15th July 2016
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Record ID: DENO-64EAE1
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron Roman to modern nail (AD c.43-c.2000), missing its tip. The head is broadly rectangular in shape and slightly D-shaped in cross-section. The stem is rectangular in cross-section and tapers from 18.8mm by 16.2mm below the head to 7.9mm by 3.0mm at the tip. Overall, the nail measures 70.9mm long, 44.9mm wide and 34.6mm thick. It weighs 91.94g.
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 15th July 2016
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Record ID: NLM-4621B3
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail fragment. Wrought iron hand made square section nail shank with a flat and [now] triangular head offset. The modest extent of corrosion tends to suggest either an atypically sympathetic burial environment or a relatively recent date. Suggested date: Unknown, Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1200-1800. Length: 34.3mm, Width/Thickness (shank): 6.7mm, Weight: 8.85gms
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 12th May 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-C4E1BA
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large iron nail, probably of Post-medieval date, AD 1500 - 1800. It has a square or rectangular head, the edges of which have corroded or abraded away, and a tapering shank of rectangular section. The point of the shank has also broken away and is missing. The nail is 78.6mm long, 32.2mm wide and 28.2mm thick. It weighs 45.24 gm. A number of other nails of this type are recorded on the database. See for example references YORYM-450C76 and SUSS-7E6F97.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 1st March 2016
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Record ID: SOM-A22B1B
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An assemblage of 7 iron nails of possible Roman date. Three of the nails conform to Manning's Type 1b and exhibit a square shank, with two terminating in a domed circular head and one termnating in a pyramidal head. One of the nails exhibits a square shank and square head and may also be classified as Manning's type 1b. Two of the nails are missing their heads and are, therefore, unclassifiable. The smallest nail is heavily corroded and is also unclassifiable. One of the nails exhibits a flattened T-shaped head, however, there are significant losses to the head and it cannot be firmly…
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A1E52C
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An assemblage of 7 iron nails of probable Roman date. Three of the nails conform to Manning's Type 1b and exhibit a square shank and domed head. The largest nail can be classified as a Manning type 2 nail and exhibits a square shank with a lozengiform head. Two of the nails are missing their heads and are, therefore, unclassifiable. The smallest nail is heavily corroded and is also unclassifiable. Iron nails are intrinsically difficult to date out of context. These artefacts were recovered alongside a range of other material dating from the Iron Age to post medieval period. The dat…
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7EA319
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail. A small wrought iron nail with a small flat head. The good condition may suggest a relatively recent date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Length: 35.1mm, Width (at head): 9.9mm, Thickness (shank): 3.6mm, Weight: 2.19gms.
Created on: Monday 21st December 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-7E97C2
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail fragment. Wrought iron nail with a flat round head and part of the shank. The good condition may suggest a relatively recent date. This would probably have been used on a building or its fittings. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Diameter (head): 30.2mm, Length: 44.3mm, Weight: 66.44gms.
Created on: Monday 21st December 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-7E2773
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron nail fragment. Possibly sub-rectangular head and the top of the shank of a hand made nail. Corroded and delaminating. Suggested date: Unknown, Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1200-1800. Length: 27.2mm, Width (head): 36.3mm, Weight: 47.96gms.
Created on: Monday 21st December 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-EA8876
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron nail of uncertain date, Roman to Post Medieval, about AD 43 - 1950. It is a large and robust nail with a rectangular domed head and a shank which is rectangular in cross-section and bent at the end, where it is also broken. The head is solid. The head is 44.9mm long, 44.2mm wide and 16.6mm thick. The shank is 49.7mm long, 11.8mm wide and 9.7m wide near the head, tapering to 7.8mm thick at the break. The nail is 64.6mm long overall. 118g. The nail is rusty and corroded.
Created on: Monday 14th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 14th December 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-6EC29B
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron and lead possible nail fragment. Bevelled lead sheath covering the head of a small wrought iron nail with an exposed square section shank of thickness 5mm. The lead coating would be intended to retard corrosion in an exposed setting, as with tacks holding down tiles or flashing. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Diameter: 13.8mm, Thickness: 6.5mm, Weight: 5.76gms.
Created on: Friday 21st August 2015
Last updated: Friday 21st August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-1D8D9A
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron nail of Roman date (c. AD 43 - 410). The shaft of the nail has a circular cross-section and tapers in diameter from 8.91mm at the tip to 15.78mm just below the head. The head is slightly domed and measures 20.11mm in diameter. It measures 135.21mm in length and weighs 74.84g. The nail can be classed under Mannings' (1985) typology as a Type 1a nail. It is heavily corroded.
Created on: Wednesday 5th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-77889A
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron and lead nail fragment. Wrought iron oval headed nail with its head sheathed in lead, presumably to retard corrosion in an outdoor setting. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Length (overall): 12.8mm, Head diameter (long axis): 15.4mm, Weight: 3.82gms.
Created on: Thursday 16th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Faldingworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-61E586
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron and lead nails. Three wrought iron nails with round heads coated in lead, presumably to retard their corrosion when used in an outdoor setting. The maximum surviving shank length is c.12mm, Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Combined Weight: 11.40gms.
Created on: Wednesday 15th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-4C3F37
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron and lead nail fragment. Wrought iron nail with the angled stub of a tapered shank protruding from its round lead-covered head. This treatment was probably intended to retard corrosion of the nail and suggests its placement in an exposed position, perhaps securing roofing or flashing. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Diameter (head): 17.2mm, Thickness (head): 4.1mm, Length: 12.3mm, Weight: 4.68gms.
Created on: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-FE2D27
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron and lead nail fragment. Fragment comprising the head and upper shank of a small hand-made nail sheathed in lead, probably to retard its corrosion when used in an outdoor setting. Patinated overall. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Length: 14.5mm, Diameter (head): 14.5mm, Weight: 5.55gms.
Created on: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-5FF257
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: St. Helens
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron nail of Roman to Post-Medieval date. The object has a flat circular head. On the back face is an integrally cast stem. This is rectangular in section and tapers to a point. The nail measures 23.42mm in length, 14.82mm in width, 13.12mm thick, and 4.1g. The object is covered with iron corrosion and is reddish brown in colour.
Created on: Thursday 19th February 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rainhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-DA1139
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four post Medieval (1500-1800), cast iron nails. The shanks are square (in cross section) and end in a point. They weigh from 3.22g to 3.86g and their length is from 25.15mm to 27.88mm; with flat, circular heads from 8.41mm to 10.99mm diameter and 2.03mm to 2.51mm thick. There are no apparent markings on the nails. a) Shank - length:25.51mm, diameter:4.21mm (where it meets the head), Head - Diameter:8.41mm, thickness:2.47mm, weight:3.22g. The shank is bent. b) Shank - length:26.08mm, diameter:4.94mm (where it meets the head), Head - Diameter:10.11mm, thickness:2..03mm, weight:3…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 1st April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Greenwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B6DF1A
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Nail. Wrought iron nail with a flat oval head and a shank wider (12.4mm) than it is thick (6.1mm). These characteristics are shared by studs reported from the same location, but the head of this object is lighter. The shank tapers towards a pointed tip (lost), and is bent. Reported together with carpentry tools and arrowheads from the same area. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1500. Length (head): 34.5mm, Length (overall as found): 55.1mm, Width (head): 20.4mm, Weight: 24.00gms.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 14th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Northorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B6D53D
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Nail. Wrought iron tapering spike, with a shank wider (9.5mm) than it is thick (5.4mm). These characteristics are shared by studs reported from the same location, but this object lacks a head, though the broad end is burred by hammering. Reported together with carpentry tools and arrowheads from the same area. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1500. Length: 95.2mm, Width (at head): 13.3mm, Thickness (shank): 5.4mm, Weight: 14.30gms.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 14th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Northorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-67DAED
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large wrought iron nail of unknown date. It is rectnangular in section, tapering to a wide point. The head is slightly convex and seems to have been T shaped, but with the arms folded down flat against the shaft of the nail. The folds in the metal are clearly visible. It is 170mm long, 14mm wide and 10mm thick. 59.9g.
Created on: Saturday 9th August 2014
Last updated: Saturday 9th August 2014
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Record ID: NLM-E2E2FD
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Horseshoe Nail. Wrought Iron horseshoe nail of fiddle key form with angled straight sides and top; the type is recognisable its form, and by the width of the head viewed in profile remaining the same as that of the shank. Curled at one end and lacquered by the finder, though still fragile (extreme tip lost during recording). Suggested date: Medieval, 1175-1275. Length (as found): 30.8mm, Width: 14.1mm, Thickness: 4.9mm, Weight: 4.78gms.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-92B572
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An assemblage of 4 iron nails of Roman to Post-Medieval date. They have a combined total weight of 24.48g. 1) It has a flat circular head. On the back face is an integrally cast stem. This is rectangular in section and tapers to a point. This nail measures 10.81mm in diameter, 18.83mm in length, 4.73mm in thickness, 2.21g in weight. 2) It has a flat circular head. On the back face is an integrally cast stem. This is rectangular in section and tapers to a point. This nail measures 22.94mm in diameter, 27.56mm in length, 6.67mm in thickness, 8.15g in weight. 3) It has a flat ci…
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 21st July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ousden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-928869
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An assemblage of 5 iron nails of Roman to Post-Medieval date. They have a combined total weight of 7.03g. 1) It has a circular domed head. On the back face is an integrally cast rivet. This is trapezoidal in section and tapers to a point. This nail measures 8.26mm in diameter, 14.46mm in length, 2.47mm in thickness, 0.89g in weight. 2) It has a circular domed head. On the back face is an integrally cast rivet. This is trapezoidal in section and tapers to a point. This nail measures 8.18mm in diameter, 11.27mm in length, 2.40mm in thickness, 0.73g in weight. 3) It has a circul…
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 21st July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ousden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-5D5411
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded iron nail probably Roman and dating to the period AD 43-410. The nail has a square-sectioned, tapering stem, the end of the stem is missing. The head appears to be sub-round or possibly rectangular. The nail is similar to Type 1A in WH Manning Catalogue of the Romano-British Iron Tools, Fittings and Weapons in the British Museum (1985). The nail is 61.31mm in length and 29.28mm wide across the head and weighs 41.79g.
Created on: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Last updated: Thursday 17th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Witham Friary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-BBCAE0
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A forged iron horseshoe nail dating to the early medieval period. The nail has a large and flat roughly semi-circular head with tapering shank. These are known as the 'fiddle-key' style of horseshoe nail (Clark 1995:86), which protrude below the shoe gaving the horse more grip when on soft land. They have been found in contexts dating from the mid-11th to 13th Century.
Created on: Thursday 8th May 2014
Last updated: Thursday 8th May 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-EA7303
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete iron nail of post-medieval date. The head of the nail is square with a slightly domed top and a rectangular sectioned shank projects centrally from the underside. The shank tapers steadily to a wide, blunted point. The nail is 77mm long; the head is 35.3mm x 35.9mm; the shank is 14.4mm x 7.6mm; Weight: 67g.
Created on: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014
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Record ID: NLM-A7F843
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Nail fragment. Wrought Iron nail with straight square section shank and a probably rounded head of diameter 15mm. Suggested date: Unknown, Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1200-1800. Length: 54.7mm, Width (shank): 8mm, Thickness (shank): 7mmm, Weight: 7.22gms.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2014
Last updated: Friday 4th April 2014
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Record ID: NLM-A7ED66
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Nail. Wrought Iron Nail with straight shank of rectangular section, tapering towards its point (now lost), and with a rectangular head of 21mm by 16mm of which part is bent. Suggested date: probably Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Length: 64.9mm, Width (shank): 11.8mm, Thickness (shank): 11.2mm, Weight: 23.19gms.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 3rd April 2014
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Record ID: NLM-FA0255
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron possible nail fragment. Wrought iron object, now of T shape with a slightly tapered rectangular section shank meeting a flat narrow head at right angles. The angularity of the object could arise from the spalling of corrosion rather than original form of the object. Suggested date: Unknown, 40-1800. Length: 24mm, Width: 25.4mm, Thickness: 9.3mm, Weight: 9.02gms.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-A3FC51
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded forged iron nail of uncertain (probably post-Medieval) date. The shank is rectangular in cross section, straight-sided, with an expanded head and wedge-shaped tip. Length 73.90 mm. Width 13.48 mm. Thickness 6.98 mm. Weight 43g.
Created on: Saturday 18th January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-EA11C1
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Nail. Wrought Iron nail with a tapered rectangular section shank, now slightly bent, and a solid plano-convex discoid domed head. Suggested date: possibly Roman, 40-400. Length (overall, as found): 65mm, Diameter (head):46.5m m, Thickness (shank below head): 9mm, Weight: 76.56gms.
Created on: Thursday 9th January 2014
Last updated: Friday 10th January 2014
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Record ID: NLM-E9F364
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron probable Nail fragment. Curved fragment from a bent nail shank of square section, broken at both ends. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Medieval, 40-1500. Length (as found): 34mm, Thickness: 10mm, Weight: 13.27gms.
Created on: Thursday 9th January 2014
Last updated: Friday 10th January 2014
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Record ID: NLM-E9E635
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron possible Nail. Tapered wrought iron shank of distinctively flattened rectangular section with an oval flattened head measuring 22mm by 17mm. The shank is now gently curved. Like most hand made ironwork, such an object is not readily dated as an unstratified find. Suggested date: unknown, Roman to Medieval, 40-1500. Length (overall): 81.1mm, Width (at head): 23.6mm, Thickness (shank below head): 10.7mm, Weight: 47.21gms.
Created on: Thursday 9th January 2014
Last updated: Friday 10th January 2014
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Record ID: NLM-E9CD21
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Nail. Wrought iron tapered nail shank of rectangular section with a small flat head which (now) overhangs the shank on one side only. The simple form is not diagnostic of date. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Post-Medieval, 40-1700. Length: 50mm, Width (at head): 16.1mm, Thickness: 12.8mm, Weight: 15.63gms.
Created on: Thursday 9th January 2014
Last updated: Friday 10th January 2014
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Record ID: PUBLIC-A832E7
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded T-shaped iron nail with a tapered, rectangular-sectioned shank. The tip is missing. A number of early to early post-medieval horseshoes have been found in close proximity and T-shaped nails were used to secure these;however, this nail seems larger than those used to secure horseshoes and was probably used for construction purposes. The nail probably dates from the Late Medieval to early-post-Medieval periods.
Created on: Monday 18th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-738061
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy, pyramidal-headed, nail possibly from a Roman shoe.
Created on: Sunday 11th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 17th September 2013
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Record ID: NLM-C93D02
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead and Iron Two nail fragments (a and b). The heads of two wrought iron nails which are thickly coated or embedded in lead, probably poured to solidify around the head and upper shank of the nails. Patinated overall. This may represent an attempt to retard corrosion, and is encountered in the structural use of lead, and also when iron is used to cramp masonry. In the latter case, a lead coating retards the expansion of rusting iron which might split the stone. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Length (a): 17.1mm, Thickness/Diameter: 15.3mm, Weight: 16.61gms. Length (b)…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Last updated: Thursday 6th June 2013
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Record ID: LANCUM-38ADA4
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman iron nail, a Manning Type 1. The shank is rectangular in section. Dates to between c43 and c410 AD. Length 33mm, width 15mm, and weight is 7.2g.
Created on: Friday 3rd May 2013
Last updated: Friday 14th February 2014
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Record ID: LANCUM-387AF4
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman iron nail, looks like a Manning Type 2. Probably used as a hobnail for a Roman boot. Dates to between c43 and c410 AD. The length 33mm, width 5mm, depth(head) 7mm.
Created on: Friday 3rd May 2013
Last updated: Monday 28th October 2013
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Record ID: SWYOR-A048B5
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of 3 iron nails of possible Roman date. They were recovered from a known Roman site, and are similar to Type I nails as classified by Manning (1976). Manning's type I are all of square section with wider round, square or pyramidal heads. One of these examples has a flat round head, one a fairly flat pyramidal head, and one has the head missing.
Created on: Friday 8th March 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leeds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-A00145
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of 9 iron nails of uncertain date, but probably Post Roman. They were recovered from a known Roman site, but none are of the two main types of Roman nails as classified by Manning (1976). Manning's type I are all of square section with wider round, square or pyramidal heads. His type II are all of rectangular section with triangular heads in the same plane as the shaft. These examples are of varying sizes and shapes, but are all rectangular in section with the heads missing or rectangular. The nails have also been compared to excavated examples from Castleford, and again, ther…
Created on: Friday 8th March 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leeds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-7E1E06
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A representative sample of iron nails probably of Roman date (but possibly later). All are of square or rectangular section and the lengths range from 114.3mm down to 13.4mm. The majority that still have nail heads are of round or oval plan and quite flat, with less being square or rectangular. The largest circular nail head measures 32.8mm diameter and 5.6mm thick. Currently there are 562 nails in the collection weighing a total of 3493g Many of these nails were surface finds and most have been conserved in the past with varnish to prevent further corrosion.
Created on: Sunday 10th February 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 30th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beedon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-806E45
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Nail fragment. Shank fragment from a possibly wrought iron nail, broken at both ends. Suggested date: Probably Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Length: 28.8mm, Thickness/Width: 11.6mm, Weight: 7.03gms.
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-312E77
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Possible Nail fragment. Shank fragment, possibly from a hand made nail; the partial exposure of a rectangular section arises from delamination of the metal. Suggested date: Unknown, Medieval-Post-Medieval, 1200-1800. Length: 25mm, Weight: 5.55gms.
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Record ID: NLM-3122B0
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Wrought Iron Nail fragment. Oval headed nail with its shank bent at right angles, perhaps at is midpoint although the tip is now lost. Suggested date: Unknown, Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1200-1800. Length (as found): 33mm, Width (head): 15.5mm, Thickness (upper shank): 8mm, Weight: 6.71gms
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Record ID: NLM-30E961
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Nail. Wrought Iron Nail with a tapering shank and possibly a square head. Corroded. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Post-Medieval, 40-1800. Length: 61mm, Width (at head): 19.5mm, Thickness (upper shank): 11mm, Weight: 17.83gms.
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Record ID: NLM-1DFE94
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Nail fragment. Probable wrought iron nail shank, bent towards tip, broken at the other end. Heavily corroded and splitting. Suggested date: Unknown, 40-1800. Length: 48mm, Weight: 14.17gms
Created on: Friday 7th December 2012
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2012
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Record ID: NLM-1CFE35
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Iron Nail. Wrought iron nail with a domed or facetted head of height 8mm and width/diameter 13.5mm and a maximum shank width of 8mm; the tip is lost at a break which reveals a square section metal core. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Post-Medieval, 40-1800. Length: 71mm, Width (head): 13.5mm, Weight: 14.27gms.
Created on: Friday 7th December 2012
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2012
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Record ID: NLM-1CE037
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Nail or Stud. Wrought Iron nail with a tapering rectangular section shank of maximum dimensions 15.5mm by 10.5mm, a rounded tip and a flat rectangular head. The form occurs among ironwork illustrated from the Roman villa at Gadebridge Park, Hertfordshire (Manning, in Neal, D.S. 1974, pages 157-187). Though the form of many iron objects changed little from the Roman to the Post-Medieval periods, the find-spot and form admit the possibility of a Roman date. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Post-Medieval, 40-1800. Length (overall): 61mm, Width (Head): 34mm, Length (head): 37mm,…
Created on: Friday 7th December 2012
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2012
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Record ID: NLM-1C5858
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Two possible Nails (a and b). Wrought iron object (a) of length 80.5mm exhibiting a rectangular section, probably pointed towards one end, and a tapered nail shank (b) of length 64.5mm with a possible square head, though only the core of the metal remains along its shank, much of the object being lost. Suggested date: Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1300-1700. Combined Weight: 42.75gms.
Created on: Friday 7th December 2012
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2012
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Record ID: WILT-6CC891
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A representative sample of 22 iron nails, studs and hobnails of Roman date. A combined weight is 344.01 grams.
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2012
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-E2A7F2
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fourteen iron nails or parts of nails, all very heavily corroded and collectively weighing 172.29g. The three longest are c.58mm in length with oval or circular heads, c.17mm wide max. Of the remainder at least four others are broken along the shank, and those that retain heads are similarly oval or circular and of similar size. One is short and squat with a square/ lozingiform head (19.63mm long, head 19.5x20.5mm). Although undatable, the iron nails were found in a pit containing Roman pottery (WILT-E232C8, WILT-E19E94), coins (WILT-200EF8, WILT-203724 and fragment WILT-2057C7 whi…
Created on: Friday 17th August 2012
Last updated: Friday 27th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Witham Friary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-909722
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead and Iron Nails. Two hand made iron nails (a and b) with shanks of (probably) square section, and with their heads sheathed in lead. This was probably intended to retard the corrosion of the iron nails. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. (a): Diameter: 21.8mm, Thickness (head): 10.2mm, Weight: 27.40gms. (b): Diameter: 21.0mm, Thickness: 7.1mm, Weight: 15.04gms. Combined Weight: 42.44gms
Created on: Monday 13th August 2012
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Lincolnshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-114D78
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Group of possible Roman iron nails.The largest weighing 33.01 grams,9mm in width and 120mm in length. It has a bent lozenge shaped head and a tapering shaft.The second biggest measuring at 39.1mm in length and 6mm width, weighing in at 11.08 grams. The smallest of the nails measures 28mm in length,with a width of 4mm and weighing in at 4.87 grams. AD 43-410. They are similar to that of IOW-9D9353!
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-A7ECE2
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of four nails and two probable screws of probable Post Medieval to Modern date. Two of the objects have visible circumferential grooves and are probably modern screws. The other four are all nails, mainly rectangular in section. One has a T shaped head, two have rounded flat heads and one has a square flat head. They were found on Towton Battlefield, so have been recorded in case they are Medieval objects from the battle of 1461.
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-A7D381
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large corroded nail of Unknown date. The object is square in section and tapers to a point. The head is rounded and bulbous, but flat on one side. The object is corroded and rusty but in otherwise good condition but is impossible to date as there are no diagnostic features. It was found on Towton Battlefield, so has been recorded in case it is a Medieval object from the battle of 1461. It looks a bit like the removable pin holding on the visor of a Basinet on page 87 of Weapons by the Royal Armouries, (2006).
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-A7BA83
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large corroded nail of probable Post Medieval to Modern date. The object is square in section and tapers to a point. The head is a "rose head" type, of a flat central area with four facets around it. The head is square and the underneath is sloped too. The object is corroded and rusty but in otherwise good condition. It was found on Towton Battlefield, so has been recorded in case it is a Medieval object from the battle of 1461. Nails are discussed in Hume (1969).
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-2A9C92
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eight nails which are probably Modern, but were found in the same field as the Early Medieval finds SWYOR-1590A4, SWYOR-14ED88, SWYOR-14A685, SWYOR-148980, SWYOR-146DF7, SWYOR-145073, SWYOR-142DD2, SWYOR-13FF91, SWYOR-EB7AA1 and SWYOR-EB10D8, so there is a possibility they are Early Medieval. They are all rectangular in section.
Created on: Friday 27th July 2012
Last updated: Monday 6th August 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Craven', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-2A9033
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Six nails which are probably Modern, but were found in the same field as the Early Medieval finds SWYOR-1590A4, SWYOR-14ED88, SWYOR-14A685, SWYOR-148980, SWYOR-146DF7, SWYOR-145073, SWYOR-142DD2, SWYOR-13FF91, SWYOR-EB7AA1 and SWYOR-EB10D8, so there is a possibility they are Early Medieval. One has a right-angled head and may be a modern floorboard nail. The others do not have surviving heads.
Created on: Friday 27th July 2012
Last updated: Monday 6th August 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Craven', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-2A7CB4
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four large nails which are probably Modern, but were found in the same field as the Early Medieval finds SWYOR-1590A4, SWYOR-14ED88, SWYOR-14A685, SWYOR-148980, SWYOR-146DF7, SWYOR-145073, SWYOR-142DD2, SWYOR-13FF91, SWYOR-EB7AA1 and SWYOR-EB10D8, so there is a possibility they are Early Medieval. The longest nail has an oval head which is flat in the centre and sloping in four facets round the edge. The shaft is square in section. The tip is missing. The edges are very crisp, so the nail is probably modern. 102mm long, head is 16.8mm x 13.9mm, shaft is 8.5mm x 7.7mm. 37g. The sec…
Created on: Friday 27th July 2012
Last updated: Monday 6th August 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Craven', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-2A5B16
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two heads of large nails or studs, perhaps from a barn door or similar large object. The pieces are probably Modern, but were found in the same field as the Early Medieval finds SWYOR-1590A4, SWYOR-14ED88, SWYOR-14A685, SWYOR-148980, SWYOR-146DF7, SWYOR-145073, SWYOR-142DD2, SWYOR-13FF91, SWYOR-EB7AA1 and SWYOR-EB10D8, so there is a possibility they are Early Medieval. The more complete nail head is sub rectangular and curved so the face of the head is convex and the reverse is concave. A rectangular sectioned shaft projects from the back, but is not central. The surviving shaft is …
Created on: Friday 27th July 2012
Last updated: Monday 6th August 2012
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Record ID: LVPL-1C3B62
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An elongated rod of iron of uncertain form. Possibly a nail shank. Weight before cleaning: 28.18g; width: 19mm; length: 59mm. This object was found as part of Treasure Case 2012 T406, consisting of 101 Roman silver coins of the denomination known as a denarius (plural denarii ) and 2 copper alloy coins of the denomination known as a sestertius (plural sestertii). The earliest coin in the group is a legionary denarius of Mark Antony (issued c. 32BC-31BC) and the latest a denarius of Commodus dated to AD 190-191. The chronological spread is thus consistent with a hoard of late sec…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knutsford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-53E598
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead and Iron Nail head. Round head of a small nail or tack sheathed in lead; the rectangular section of an iron shank protrudes. Suggested date: post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Diameter: 12.5mm, Thickness (clear of shank): 3.2mm, Weight: 2.86gms.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2012
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Record ID: NCL-9F7666
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hand-forged iron nail of uncertain date, Roman-Modern. The nail has a square head and a square-sectioned shaft, which is bent in an S-shape.
Created on: Wednesday 21st March 2012
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2012
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Record ID: NLM-24A531
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron and Lead Nail head. Wrought iron nail-head, probably circular, sheathed in lead to retard corrosion; a square section shank protrudes. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1800. Diameter: 15.7mm, Height: 10mm, Weight: 4.34gms.
Created on: Wednesday 8th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2012
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