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Record ID: PUBLIC-25B96C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
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Modern copper alloy button. It is 16.3mm in diameter, weighs 1.7g, and is shallowly concave, with 4 centrally located 2.4mm diameter attachment holes. It has impressed lettering with ORTON & SON ATHERSTONE around the edge. Thomas Orton is listed in directories as being in business as a tailor, draper & outfitter in Atherstone in 1851 and 1871, and Charles Orton (presumably Thomas's son) is listed in the 1896 directory as still in business in Long St., but is not in the 1912 one. The family appear to have been trading as Orton & Son from at least 1875 to 1884, and this but…
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-0D30BA
Object type: WHEEL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy wheel. Probably die-stamped drive wheel from a clockwork toy steam engine, with ten spokes of plano-convex section radiating from a broad central thickened hub to a flanged rim, and with a socket for a drive shaft set abutting the hub between two of the spokes. Iron staining on the back suggests the wheel was formerly mounted on a steel axle. Probably modelled at a scale of 1:32 or 54mm. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1950. Diameter: 54.7mm, Thickness (at hub): 7.7mm, Weight: 21.01gms
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F780F4
Object type: STRAINER
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy strainer fragment. A segment from a disc of estimated diameter 80mm, with a slight curvature discernible in profile, whether original or as a result of damage remains uncertain. Three closely juxtaposed drilled and countersunk holes and the edges of five more appear. The crisp edges and clean finishing point to a recent date, while the robust construction migfht po0int to this coming from the inlet hose of a water pump rather than from a large watering can. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1960. Estimated diameter: 80mm, Thickness: 2mm, Weight: 10.01gms
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ulceby Cross', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-68F1A6
Object type: GRENADE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
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40 Lead alloy (or highly leaded copper alloy) fragments of at least 5 no. 36 style Mills Grenades three at least of which date to 1940 and are probably related to WWII activity although a later use cannot be ruled out. The collection is made up of 5 filler caps which are circular in shape with the outer edge having the screw thread and one side having a type of metal disk with a screw-threaded hole in the middle to attach it to a rifle. They also have writing referring to the type of grenade it is, although all the pieces are different in this regard, it was not uncommon for mills gren…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-3B4E08
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
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A Dutch customs house oval lead cloth seal of modern date. It bears raised decoration on both faces: one face is marked R & A//279' (Regten en Accynsen//control number) and the other face has a crown above a shield bearing a lion rampant facing left, all within a border. The emblem is of the Lesser Arms of the Netherlands, and therefore post 1815. There are grooves on diametrically opposed edges marking the locations of the attachment cords. The dimensions are; length 22.5mm; width 19.7mm; thickness 4.1mm and it weighs 10.8g.
Created on: Saturday 8th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-290BAA
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy round token pierced with circular hole. One side is inscribed with the word 'Lincoln', ' A T Watts' and two other words which are unclear. Those words are either side the pierced hole. There is a circular border of leaves. Diameter 17mm, weight 1.32g.
Created on: Friday 7th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-284FEC
Object type: BULLET
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead and copper alloy bullet. It is pointed and cylindrical with a filled hollow in its base.The diameter may suggest this was for a heavy machine gun of 0.5 inch calibre. This might be deployed as an anti-aircraft weapon or as part of the armament of a heavy bomber; or as a defensively emplaced weapon served by infantry. Suggested date: Modern, 1939-1945. Length: 60mm, Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 48gms
Created on: Friday 7th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-242BF6
Object type: AMMUNITION
Broad period: MODERN
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy anti-aircraft shell fragments. Two shards from the screw-threaded driving bands of anti-aircraft shells, both with external screw thread and both broken at either end by explosive force. Suggested date: Modern, 1939-1945 Combined Weight: 17.90gms
Created on: Friday 7th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-242348
Object type: AMMUNITION
Broad period: MODERN
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy possible shell fragment. Cast concavo-convex disc with a screw-threaded edge and with two small [diameter 2.7mm] holes in opposite sides, and a third, larger hole occupied by a screw whose shank is broken flush with the underside of the object. A central hole is slightly distorted, as is the profile of the object. The finder kindly suggests this may come from the nose cone of an explosive shell. Suggested date: Modern, 1910-1945 Diameter: 41.9mm, Thickness: 6.0mm, Height: 8mm, Weight: 38.36gms
Created on: Friday 7th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-13C553
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
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Modern copper alloy button. It is 16.1mm in diameter, weighs 1.3g, and has 2 centrally located 2.6mm diameter attachment holes within an 8.3 x 5.2mm oval recess. It has impressed lettering with J. GODDARD CARLTON around the edge. John Goddard is listed in trade directories as being in business as a tailor in Carlton in 1870 and 1877, but is not mentioned in the 1863 or 1881 directories (although William Goddard is in the 1861 and 1863 editions as a tailor, and is presumably related). Recorded as of local interest.
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-0FE43F
Object type: BULLET
Broad period: MODERN
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Lead bullet. A rifle bullet of cylindrical form with a flat base, rounded nose with drilled hole of diameter 2.9mm, and with three fine circumferential grooves; with longitudinal striations from firing. The calibre would be suitable for use with the Sten gun, a sub-machine gun designed to use captured German ammunition during the Second World War. Suggested date: Modern, 1940-1945. Length: 15.7mm, Diameter: 9mm, Weight: 8.52gms
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-0F7749
Object type: BULLET
Broad period: MODERN
County: North East Lincolnshire
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Lead bullet. A cylindrical bullet with short rounded nose and a single shallow circumferential groove at its base, probably where clenched by a cartridge, and with a very slight basal depression; with longitudinal grooves from firing. The white metal finish may be a coating or jacket. Probably from a magazine-loading rifle of military specification, and perhaps evidence for military practice. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1945. Length: 31.7mm, Diameter: 7.6mm, Weight: 13.74gms
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-FE30AB
Object type: WHEEL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy wheel. Cast flanged wheel with nine spokes radiating between its hub and rim. Probably from a toy train, possibly modelled at O Gauge or a scale of c.1:32. Iron staining suggests the loss of a steel axle. The dimensions are so close to whole and rounded metric units as to hint at Continental manufacture. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1939 Diameter: 30.1mm, Thickness (at hub): 10.1mm, Weight: 24.58gms
Created on: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beltoft Fields', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-D38FD8
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead bag seal. Cast disc with a slot in its edge on one side and a bifurcated slot opposite, to function as a drawstring bag closure. The metal retains a grey tint and traces of black paint. A stamped legend on one side appears to read: * L C I D O, possibly an incomplete reading, within a pelleted outer circle which also appears on the blank reverse. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1930. Diameter: 20.6mm, Thickness: 3.8mm, Weight: 7.83gms
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Owston Ferry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-D38191
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
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White metal medallion. A milled commemorative medallion celebrating the Coronation of George VI (36-1952). Creased, probably by plough strike. Obverse description: Conjoined busts left; legend [encrusted] in outer circle. Reverse description: Scroll bearing inscription: [--]SCENDED-THRONE[--] and a horizontal legend over 6 lines (below).. Reverse inscription: COMMEMORATION /CORONATION[--]/KING GE[--]/ QUEEN ELI[--]/WESTMINSTER ABBEY / 1937 Diameter: 38.2mm, Weight: 19.34gms, die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Owston Ferry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D2FC98
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cambridgeshire
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Copper alloy button probably livery nineteenth-century cast and machine pressed. The obverse would have been decorated with a family crest. The button is silvered on the front and there is a small cast stud on the reverse. Probably made in London. The diameter is 16mm and the weight 2.39g.
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-51F4E1
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
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Two modern copper alloy military buttons, 25mm in diameter and 6mm thick with a weight of 4.50g each. The buttons are circular in form and semi-circular in cross section and are in good condition. The buttons are hollow and formed of two parts with a central loop attached to the centre of the flat underside. The buttons are decorated with a relief hanging rounded bugle enclosed in a solid raised border with the inscription FIRST LEICESTERSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS around the edge. The LRV were founded in 1859 as an early unit of the British Volunteer Force. They served on the western fro…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BEDA31
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
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Square copper alloy button with moulded decoration and inscription in Scots Gaelic. The text around the edge reads "clann na ngael an ghalib na crelle", Irish gaelic for "Clans of the Gaels standing shoulder to shoulder" and in the centre is a globe containing a rampant lion. The reverse has a looped shank which has been crushed flat. Circa 19th century.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-59A225
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cumbria
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Lead bag seal of modern date (c. 1890 - 1910 AD). The seal is oblong in form and comprises two sheets of metal which are stamped together and perforated to allow attachment to a bag. It is stamped on both sides with raised lettering. One side bears an inscription round the edge that is now illegible except for the letters 'SON'. In the centre of the face is more clearly visible: 'MANURE / MANERS'. The other side bears the company name 'WEBB' above a schematic flowers confined by a garter, with a further illegible inscription running around the edge. The object has a light brown patina.…
Created on: Thursday 16th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-47AE47
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Suffolk
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A milled silver sixpence of George I (1714-1727) dating to 1723. Mint of London. Reverse: Four crowned shields with the arms of Great Britain,France,Hanover and Ireland in form of a cross,Scepters in between a garter star in the center, 23 BRVN ETL DVX SRI A TH ET EL 17,SS C in the angles. Obverse: Laureate bust right, GEORGIVS D G M BR FR HIB REX F D.
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'FRESSINGFIELD', grid reference and parish protected.


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