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Record ID: PUBLIC-6C16A8
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
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Modern livery button, a circular slightly domed copper alloy button with a coating of white metal featuring an embossed design of 'a griffins head and wings endorsed, gorged with a Garter King of Arms coronet'. The reverse has a central copper alloy loop, but it is badly corroded and the makers name is illegible. The arms are those of the Dugdale family of Merevale Hall, and the button probably dates to c1840 - 1900. Recorded as of local interest.
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ratcliffe Culey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-18F077
Object type: TOY
Broad period: MODERN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete lead-alloy toy or souvenir of Modern date (AD 1838-1911). The object is a miniature replica of the Coronation Chair, or St. Edward's Chair, in Westminster Abbey, which was commissioned by Edward I to contain the Stone of Scone. The object has moulded decoration, including lions at the base of the throne's legs (three are remaining) and quatrefoil and arched decoration on the sides. The back of the throne does not have any decoration, however, there is some lettering, which is mainly illegible. The word LONDON can be discerned as well as AUG 1902. The metal is cream in col…
Created on: Friday 30th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: IOW-045641
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete Modern copper-alloy livery button (c. 1904-c. 1935). The back of the button is missing. The front is convex and the rear is hollow. The design at the front is the arms of Preston with the legend around: 'CORPORATION TRAMWAYS PRESTON' [Azure] a Paschal Lamb couchant [Argent] supporting a Cross-Staff [Or] flying a Pennant of the second in base the letters PP of the third. The Lamb is the Lamb of St. Wilfrid who is the Patron Saint of Preston. The letters 'P P' are taken to mean "Princeps Pacis" (Prince of Peace). Diameter: 24.0mm; thickness: 6.4mm. Weight: 2.50g.
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Sunday 2nd December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-E941D8
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wiltshire
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A probable Modern copper alloy openwork key handle, in Neo-Classical style and probably dating to c. AD 1700-1900. The handle is cast into a three-dimensional rempresentation of two confronted dolphins, their back bowed and tails intertwining; curving back around so that their lobed terminals touch the dolphin's back. Between their jaws the dolphins support a fluted vessel, probaly a krater, which contains a sub-circular socket filled with iron corrosion; potentially the shank of a key. Dimensions: Length 39.4mm; width 32.8mm; thickness 11.0mm; weight 30.16g. Composite Roman keys wit…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-8270B7
Object type: SUNDIAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete post medieval copper alloy pocket sundial or ring dial, dating to the 17th or 18th century AD. The sundial comprises a circular frame made from a flat strip of copper alloy. A concave narrow band runs around the centre of the band; this central band is open for approximately one quarter of the length. At the point where the band is pierced and so is effectively in two halves, upper and lower, the upper half has the letters I A S O N D stamped on it, facing upwards These stand for the months, July, August, September, etc. On the lower half are the letters I F M A M I for…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-6B9E0E
Object type: KEY (WINDING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
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A cast copper alloy winding key. It consists of a trefoil shaped bit which is hollow with a triangular aperture, and has a rectangular flange at the underside, a solid circular-section stem and a flat trifoliate bow with a central hole, countersunk from both sides. The overall length is 40.8mm, the bit measures 13.8 by 12.6mm and the stem has a diameter of 6.7mm. The width at the bow is 39.6mm & the thickness is 4.7mm, and it weighs 25.7g. Probably a winder for a clockwork mechanism, and dates from the 19th or early 20th century. Similar to PUBLIC-1108A1, ESS-6F2FE5, NLM-20F9F4 …
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6B7E8A
Object type: STUD
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy and glass stud. A probably die-stamped annular frame retaining a concavo-convex transparent green glass setting. This is facetted on its outer convex side and smooth on its inner surface, with a flange which engages with the frame. Traces of white metal plating appear on the edge of the frame, which is grooved and torn along its lower edge. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1950. Diameter: 23.8mm, Height: 13.3mm, Weight: 5.98gms
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-68CF4C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy unidentified object fragment. A bar of trapezoid section with crisp arises where its faces meet, probably indicative of machine manufacture. Lightly grooved on one face at one end. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1950 Length: 52.7mm, Width: 12.8mm, Thickness: 7.2mm, Weight: 30.15gms
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blyborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-5555F4
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: MODERN
County: Hampshire
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An early modern (probably c.1800-1900) pressed copper alloy hooked tag or dress hook in the form of a clenched fist (showing the inside of the hand clenched) emerging from a layered sleeve of five gadroons arranged fan-like between cuff (horizontal band of raised pellets between two ribs) and five three-pellet clusters. Two loops 3.6mm in diameter sit between the centralmost pellet clusters. To the reverse a hook is squashed against the reverse of the fist, extending from the middle finger and a long loop of moulded rope decoration; this is perhaps intended as a hand gesture. It measur…
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mattingley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-EE55E6
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy modern Crotal bell. The bell has a retangular lug projecting from the upper hemisphere. The upper hemishere is jagged and broken and there is no decoration. It has a green patina
Created on: Friday 16th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-C359FE
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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A modern silver stud, probably the end cap of a 'seal top' spoon. The stud was probably made by the American silversmith Julius Hollister. The stud comprises a flat circular head with an incomplete copper alloy shank of square section extending from the reverse. The head is made of thin sheet silver and has been pressed from the reverse. The perimeter is decorated with a band of repeating lobed crescents. Another band running inside the perimeter band contains the legend [ ]HOLLISTER[ ]MAKER[ ]. In the centre is a hound sitting to the right. Julius Hollister was a silversmith in Osweg…
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Record ID: NLM-ADE1DC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy finger ring. A pressed metal band of low plano-convex section made to appear as a chevron or V-shape when worn, with plain parallel lines which stop at each abrupt change in direction. The unusual form has perhaps been exaggerated by fortuitous damage. Lightly squashed. Suggested date: Modern, 1920-1950. Length (as found): 20.2mm, Band Width: 2.8mm, Band Thickness: 1mm, Weight: 1.50gms
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-AD47D4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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White metal coin. A lightweight white metal 50 pfennig German coin dated 1940 is clearly of recent date, but its interest may reside in its loss by a German Prisoner of War, either encamped or labouring nearby. Obverse description: Numeral 50. Obverse inscription: REICHSPFENNI[G] Reverse description: Spread eagle on wreathed swastika. Dated: 1940 Reverse inscription: DEU[--]S REICH 1940 Diameter: 22.2mm, Weight: 1.33gms, die axis: 12
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-96F46B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Dorset
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A biface cast lead token. Both faces carry relief designs of stylised quadrupeds, probably horses. On one face the animal is depicted trotting right, front left leg raised. On the other face the animal is depicted gallopping left with all legs outstretched in the manner of the "flying gallop" seen paintings of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, possibly indicating a date for this token. Powell Classification, type 19. Date: Modern - 1750 - 1850 Diameter: 18.52mm Thickness: 2.99mm. Weight: 3.57g.
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Sunday 25th November 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5A3BD5
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy thimble. A small pressed metal thimble with a foot ring, a narrow plain zone above it, and with machine stamped circular pits which appear as if arranged in horizontal rows occupying the rest of the wall. The top is occupied by a lattice or grid or larger rectilinear indentations. Probably for a child. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1800-1900. Diameter: 12mm, Height: 12mm, Thickness (at foot ring): 1mm, Weight: 2.37gms
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-42AC5D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper 1/4 Anna of the Indian Princely State of Bhopal (central India), anonymous issue, probably dating to the period AD 1850-1897. In 1817 Bhopal signed a treaty with the British East India Company and received imperial protection, in 1897 the silver rupee became the only legal tender.
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolleshunt D'arcy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-412B09
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete lead alloy Bag Seal of Modern date (AD 1880-1890). The object is sub-circular in plan and flat in section with sub-ovate voids running between the upper and lower plates. The object is decorated in low relief with a continuous raised circular border on both sides which depicts their trade mark shield with REGISTERED around the border to one side, and TRADEMARK to the other. The other side THE QUEEN'S SEEDSMEN in three lines across the middle and with script around the border. This would have read WEBB & SONS at the top and SALTNEY STOURBRIDGE below. It is a rarer vari…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-98CB5E
Object type: STAMP
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy printer's type. A cast rectangular billet with a heavily seriffed and angular capital letter H at one end, from a set of printer's type. Two small grooves appear on one long face, and another at the end opposite the letter, perhaps assisting the placing of blocks in use. The object retains a grey tint which points to a recent date. The route by which typesetting paraphenalia found its way into the rural archaeological record is one of the minor mysteries of the past. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1940. Length: 23.4mm, Width: 9.8mm, Thickness: 9.4mm, Weight: 16.41gms
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muckton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1D29ED
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy badge. Pressed metal military cap or uniform badge of the North Stafford Regiment; the finder kindly notes the Regiment disbanded in 1949. A cabled Stafford knot is surmounted by an open crown from which three ostrich plumes project, with a small scroll reading ICH DIEN. A larger scroll below the knot reads NORTH STAFFORD. There is no trace of means of attachment. Suggested date: Modern, 1910-1949 Height: 42.2mm, Width: 53.4mm, Thickness (metal): 0.4mm, Weight: 7.54gms
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holton le Clay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1D1408
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy and iron furniture fitting, as kindly identified by Tom Redmayne, correcting an initial identification as a bell by this reporter. An open copper alloy open socket has a thickened and everted rim around its mouth and slightly converging sides which end in a flat top; the copper alloy part of the object is 30.8mm high. A thick pyramidal structure of iron rises a further 22mm from the flat top, and further rusted metal projects [by just over 1mm] within the socket., Three lightly countersunk and equidistantly distributed drilled holes of aperture diameter 3.2mm are set on a …
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holton le Clay', grid reference and parish protected.


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