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Record ID: SUR-F2499C
Object type: STATUE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Surrey
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A cast alloy fragment from a hollow figure of a mounted knight, comprising a left leg, wearing mail and pointed shoes with spurs, in a stirrup, together with a portion of skirt. There is a cast seam running up the back of the leg. A separate fragment of stirrup strap was also found. The figure from which this fragment came may have been an ornament within a large house or perhaps a funerary memorial in a church.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: NLM-E05C29
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy nail. Cast nail with a round section upper shank, a square section tip and a round flat head. Copper alloy nails would be used where the risk of fire or explosion was to be averted, as in a flour mill, as they would not strike sparks if in accidental contact with iron hobnails etc. Lightly bent. Suggested date: Post-Medieval to Modern, 1850-1950. Length: 57.2mm, Diameter (head): 14.4mm, Thickness (upper shank): 4.7mm, Weight: 9.65gms
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Brookenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-9F5ACF
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A livery button. It is round and has a convex front and is of three piece construction, with a flat backplate and a copper drawn wire loop. The crest has a cushion with a centaur holding a spear aloft in its right hand, and vegetation around its legs. The crest is possibly that of one of the Fletcher family, as it seems to match the description [in 'Fairbairns book of crests, 1905'] of the device used by George Hamilton Fletcher [of the Anchorage, near Christchurch, and Pyt House, Tisbury, Wilts.], which is 'In front of a fern brake, a centaur, proper, wielding with the dexter hand a s…
Created on: Saturday 12th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-8C1B62
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval or Modern copper-alloy nail (c. 1700-c. 1950). The edges are sharp. The head, 9.5mm x 9.0mm, is flat and plain on the top. The tapering shank is sub-oval in cross-section for a short length beneath the head and is square in cross-section for the remainder of its length. There is a ridge beneath the head. The nail has a green patina overall. Length: 50.0mm; maximum width of shank beneath the head: 4.0mm. Weight: 4.23g.
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-88AEB3
Object type: CROSS
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy cross. A hollow die-stamped plain cross with suspension loop integral to its back plate. A strongly defined border to the arms is interrupted by a similarly rendered central oval panel. Very limited traces of gilding are trapped in the edges of the outer border, but the treatment is otherwise austere. The non-figurative style may point to a Non-Conformist context or to Modernist taste on the part of the wearer. Now bent, probably by plough strike. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1950 Length (as found): 47.5mm, Width: 40.4mm, Thickness: 4.3mm, Weight: 10.90gms
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-878A05
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold fanam from India. This is probably of the 'English Kali' (otherwise known as the 'old Madras fanam') series and could date from AD 1630 up to the 20th century when copies have been made. 'The Kali fanam designs is based on the Vira Rajam fanam but now more resemble a goddess than the lion that was originally depicted. See H. Herrli, Gold Fanams, p. 75, nos. 3.06.01-7. This piece, at 0.34g, falls into the weight range for thses coins (0.33-0.36g).
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bucknall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-764B71
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval to Modern whistle (c. 1700-c. 1900). The main body of the whistle is hollow and tubular in cross-section with a semi-circular sound hole at the top. Between the sound hole and the mouth-piece is a narrow collar. The mouth-piece is semi-circular at the top and concave on the underside to accommodate the lower lip of the player. Beyond the collar the terminal end of the whistle is rounded with an elongated collared knop. A casting seam can be seen on opposite sides of the mouth-piece. The interior soldered 'baffle' of sheet metal is missing. Length: 30.8mm, …
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-756243
Object type: RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy loop of medieval to modern date (c. 1200 - 1900 AD). The object comprises a large teardrop-shaped loop and a small circular loop positioned at right-angles to each other. Both loops are circular in section. The object is 76.13mm in length, 30.79mm in width and 5.30mm in thickness. It weighs 18.70g. It is likely that this object had a function to do with suspension.
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-7522F7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
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Lead bag seal of post-medieval to modern date (c. 1600 - 1850 AD). The object is formed from two lead ovals that are pressed together, with a gap for a cloth tongue between them. The object is dark grey in colour, with a faint white patina. It is 23.18mm in length, 20.17mm in width and 3.64mm in thickness. It weighs 7.75g.
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: NLM-7247E3
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead bag seal. Cast disc with a slot in one edge and a bifurcarted slot opposite, to function as a drawstring bag closure. The surface bears small triangular and crescentic marks, probably from gnawing by vermin or chewing by a small child. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1960 Diameter: 21.5mm, Thickness: 3.9mm, Weight: 8.49gms
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-702C27
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy bag seal with a star of David on one side and the number 183 stamped on the other. Circa 19th century.
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
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Record ID: NLM-5DBADF
Object type: TOY
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy toy soldier fragment. Cast rectangular base from a toy soldier modelled at a scale of 1:32 or 54mm, retaining only the feet, which are set apart at 90 degrees to each other. Maker's marks on the base include: [B]RITAIN along with other letters, for the British toymaker William Britain's. The square base distinguishes this from the firm's earliest figures which had rounded bases and are affectionately known as 'Ancient Britains', while the position of the feet may indicate a soldier standing and firing his rifle. Suggested date: Modern, 1910-1960 Length: 20.9mm, Width: 14.3m…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5D6DB8
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron hammer or hand mattock of uncertain date (c. 43 - 1900 AD). The object is rectangular in plan, with a flat blade at one end and a circular face at the other; it widens slightly towards the blade end. The object is triangular when viewed from the side, narrowing towards the flat end, with a distinctive curve. A rectangular perforation can just be made out towards the circular end of the object, although this is now obscured through the encrustation that covers the surface of the object. The object is red-brown in colour. It is 86.13mm in length, 38.07mm in width and 30.20mm at maxi…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: NARC-4B2988
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Livery Button of Modern date (AD 1850-1900). The button is a single disk shape with a slightly concave back and integral loop (now slightly bent). The object was made by Firm in and Sons of 74 Warwick St, Regent St, London. This can be seen on the back of the button around the central, integral wire loop. The front is decorated with a raised integral heraldic design. The design is composed of a garnished quartered shield decorated in opposite quarters with vertical bars (top left bottom right) and three stars or spade like objects (top right, bottom left). Top l…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: NLM-35CF33
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead bag seals. Three cast bag seals, ranging in diameter from 21.2mm to 11.1mm, the larger two with apertures on opposite sides. The largest bears traces of a circumferential legend and the letter W on one side. The next largest [of diameter 17mm] bears stamped legends on both sides: ON & CO* GEBRE[--]/AMSTERDAM // LOEWEIG[-]SEL[---] / ?G[--]. The third , of diameter 11mm, has imprinted closely spaced bars on both sides and the rusted remains of a ferrous metal wire. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1940 Combined Weight: 17.39gms
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'High Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-31C8C2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MODERN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver Brooch of probable Modern date (AD 1800-1900). The object is broadly circular in plan with open work edges, some of which is missing. There is moulded decoration on the front surface of the brooch in the form of scroll work around the outer open work border, there are two raised circular lines within which is a central motif. The central motif is of a quadruped running left with foliage around it. The back of the object is concave and undecorated. There is no remnant of a pin or hinge/catchplate etc. Diameter: 24.40mm, Thickness: 0.94mm, Weight: 1.6g.
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: LIN-F63D03
Object type: CHESS PIECE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but worn Bishop chess piece dating to the late 19th century or 20th century. The chess piece is cast out of plaster of Paris or crushed stone, and was probably dipped in resin. The surface has a mottled white matrix comprising irregular, frequent grains of a solid cream coloured substance. The chess piece has fine cracks all over, as well as holes in the base caused by air bubbles during the casting process. The perimeter of the base is also chipped as would be expected with a moulded piece. The Bishop is seated on an ornate chair. He wears a mitre decorated with a rib runn…
Created on: Friday 4th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Burgh le Marsh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-F5A23A
Object type: CHESS PIECE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but worn Queen chess piece dating to the late 19th or 20th century. The chess piece is cast out of plaster of Paris or crushed stone, and was probably dipped in resin. The surface has a mottled white matrix comprising irregular, frequent grains of a solid cream coloured substance. The chess piece has fine cracks all over, as well as holes in the base caused by air bubbles during the casting process. The perimeter of the base is also chipped as would be expected with a moulded piece. The Queen is seated on an ornate throne. She wears a crown of five turrets. Her hair flows g
Created on: Friday 4th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Burgh le Marsh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-E1B786
Object type: TOY
Broad period: MODERN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast alloy fragment, 33.8mm in length, with moulded decoration in the form of two panels with fine saltires or wire crosses across them, within a linear frame, abutted to a pediment, rim or base 5.7mm in width. The moulding is angled as if the object were a corner or apex of a larger design and the reverse is undecorated. The longest edge has a flange along the rear; the edge with the pediment is slightly bevelled at the back. Probably one of the legs of a late c19th / early 20th century toy model of the Eiffel Tower.
Created on: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DYFED-A36268
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Australian Gold Victoria Sovereign. Obverse features bust of Young Head Victorian with bun. Lettering around the circumference reads 'VICTORIA D:G BRITANNIAR. REG: F D: 1858' . Reverse features the word 'AUSTRALIA' in the centre, above which is a crown, it is all surrounded by a wreath. At 12 o'clock are the words 'SYDNEY MINT', and at 6 o'clock are the words 'ONE SOVEREIGN'. Coin is 21.94mm in diameter and 8.1g in weight.
Created on: Monday 31st December 2018
Last updated: Monday 31st December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wick', grid reference and parish protected.


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