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Record ID: LIN-E6A8C1
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver disc of unknown function and date, probably modern. One side carries an impression of P + and RX, on the other a stamped C and W. Possibly a token or trial piece. Dimensions: Diameter: 18.30 mm, Thickness: 0.77 mm; Weight: 0.89g.
Created on: Thursday 19th August 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2021
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Record ID: WMID-DEF85B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: City of Wolverhampton
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A complete copper alloy finger ring probably dating to the Modern period (c. AD 1900-2000).The object is comprised of a sheet of hammered metal bent round to form a ring with the two ends overlapping and soldered together. The ring is decorated with a rough hammered pattern giving the impression of an uneven surface and rough edges. The band is slightly thinner just after the overlap but widens across the rest of the band. The object has a yellow metal coating. A similar object of unknown date has been recorded on the PAS database: DENO-76268D. The overall dimensions are as foll…
Created on: Wednesday 10th April 2019
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2019
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Record ID: WMID-DE756B
Object type: TOBACCO HOLDER
Broad period: MODERN
County: City of Wolverhampton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver snuff box dating to the Modern period (AD 1871-1920). The object is rectangular in plan and also in cross-section. It is comprised of two halves joined by a hinge along the left side. There is a suspension loop soldered to the top of one of the halves. The box is intricately decorated with incised floral decoration on both faces. The outward face bears a leaf and flower motif in a V-shape with a diamond shape at the lower end and a frilled semi-circle at the upper end, enclosing half of a twelve-petalled flower. The reverse face depicts flowers and leaves on stems wi…
Created on: Wednesday 10th April 2019
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2019
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Record ID: WMID-031AEE
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: MODERN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy and silver-plated bracelet dating to the Modern period (c. AD 1950-2010). The bracelet is comprised of a rectangular sheet of metal curved round to form a C-shape to make the main body of the object. Affixed onto the outer face are two parallel lines of four bow motifs in relief at both terminal ends, interspersed with blue and red stones set in raised cup-like recesses. In the centre of the bracelet are two possible zoomorphic fixtures also in relief on either side of a raised inscription in Hindi or Sanskrit. The inscription is repeated across two lines. So f…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-891A98
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: MODERN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Modern, cast copper alloy pipe tamper in the form of a human leg. A shoe is suggested on the foot, this is marked by a defined heel and terminates at ankle level. A further transition is marked around the calf which could mark the top of a stocking. The knee is bent at 90 degrees and the leg terminates at mid thigh, the terminaltion being marked with with a pattern of crossing, incised lines. Length 45.0mm, Width 33.2mm, Diameter (of termination) 9.5mm, Mass 17.26g.
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: WMID-4EBD49
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Walsall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy trade token dating from the Modern Period (AD 1800). The token is a one penny token struck in 1812 by the Union Copper Company of Birmingham. The obverse depicts two hands joined in the centre of the field. Above there is what looks like a quatrefoil flanked by two pellets, below is the date 1812. The legend reads: [ ]ION COPPER COMPANY BIRMINGHAM. The reverse has the words 'ONE PENNY TOKEN' struck in the field, the legend reads PAYABLE IN CASH NOTES. The token measures 36.02 mm in diameter, it is 3.41 mm thick and it weighs 26.6 g. The tokn is a mid to d…
Created on: Friday 8th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th August 2014
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Record ID: WMID-26D175
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck / hammered copper alloy token, issued by John Cooke and Sons, of London, between AD 1830 and AD 1940. It imitates a Venetian gold ducat. The obverse legend is fictitious and reads OVCHMEI (left anticlockwise); YCOC (centre vert.); IDOT NOCEN (right clockwise). The reverse legend alludes to the Issuer, John Cooke and Sons, and reads JOANNES ILLE COQVVS SVI FILIIQVE. It is normally struck on a pierced flan, with scalloped edges. It has a diameter of 18.73 mm and is 0.87 mm thick. It weighs 0.9 grams. John Cooke and Sons issued imitation foreigns coins to adve…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2012
Last updated: Thursday 22nd November 2012
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Record ID: NARC-7169F8
Object type: WEAPON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Walsall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast hollow eagle's head terminal with a rivet hole in the top of the head and an oval aperture at the neck. A similar, slightly more elaborate and gilded example has been recorded on the PAS database (SUR-8EF261). The terminal is possibly a dagger pommel and is possibly of military origin. It measures 25.2 mm in height and 27.6 mm from the back of the head to the beak. It is 16.64 mm wide. The rivet hole on the top is 3.5 mm in diameter and the aperture in the neck is 14.4 mm in diameter.
Created on: Wednesday 20th January 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: NARC-598D14
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron double headed axehead, also known as a labrys. The axe is heavilly corroded, yet is in good enough condition to suggest it is not of any great antiquity. Dr Kevin Leahy has advised that this axehead is unlike any weapon ever to have been used in Britain. However, the double headed axe was used as a symbol of justice since the Roman period, and this may therefore be a neoclassical, 19th century symbol of justice. The labrys also became a symbol which was adopted by the Greek fascist movement in the 1930s and 1940s, though it seems unlikely that this example is associated with th…
Created on: Monday 26th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WMID-0894B0
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead customs seal from Holland. The seal is tear-drop shaped with two flat faces. The seal is a two-part type, which would have been pressed together, a rivet in one side marrying a socket on the other (see Bailey, 2000, p16). A thin connecting strip between the two would have formed a loop, which is visible at the pointed end of the seal described in this record. The seal has a grey surface. It has maximum dimensions of 21.6mm long, 17.0mm wide, and 4.4mm thick. It has a mass of 8.78g. One side of the seal reads "(R) & A" (for Dutch Customs and Excise) with “2[ ]7”, poss…
Created on: Saturday 23rd February 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WMID-331ED2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy strap/ belt fitting in the form of a snake, of Modern dating (18th to 20th Centuries AD) (length: 36mm; width: 18mm; thickness: 3mm; weight: 5.65g). This 'S' shaped buckle is sub-oval in section and has a pointed head (with a bird/ eagle appearance) at one end with the eye and mouth clearly marked on both sides. However, small and multiple lines of crescent scales are only visible on one side, which appear just below the head to the tail of the artefact, which tapers to a slanted point. The artefact is in a worn but fair condition with a dark green patin…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2006
Last updated: Friday 22nd November 2019
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