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Record ID: KENT-115078
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A cast copper-alloy rectangular block of uncertain date and use. Description: The objects is roughtly rectangular with 3 equally spaced wavy lines on each of its' wide faces and one on the two thing long faces. At each end the lines extend a small amount onto the face.. The block is patinated dark green colour with marginal pitting from light green verdigris Measurements: 21.57mm long, 18.82mm wde, 9.45mm thick and 32.66g in weight. Description: Dating and use of this object is uncertain, its relatively simple shape and lack of obvious other use would suggest a weight of some descri…
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-ED4CB9
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy rotary casket key of Medieval date. The bow is cicular and attached to the shank just above the mid-point. The shank is sub-rectangular in section and has a cyclindrical end. The bit is relatively simple in form, it is sub-rectangular with a small square cleft cut out on either side. The key is light green in colour. A number of very similar rotary keys are shown in G. Egan's 'Medieval Households' pages 111-119, more specifically, number 298, p.g 112.. From the size of the key and the presence of a hollow shank it is likely that the key would have been used to …
Created on: Saturday 24th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-ECC922
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete medieval lead circular seal matrix dating between 1200 - 1350. The front of the matrix comprises a central design of an incised cross with leaf like arms, a central dot all within a circular border dividing it from the legend.. Around this is engraved the inscription which clearly reads "+S'.IOhIS:FIL:IOh" (Seal of John son of John). The initial cross takes on the form of 5 pierced dots. The back is flat and plain other than an incomplete suspension lug likely snapping across the pierced suspension loop. The seal matrix is chipped and abraded in 2 parts around the circumfe…
Created on: Saturday 24th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D3826E
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body sherd fragment of probable Bronze Age to Iron Age date (c.1000-1 BC). The sherd fragment is of a coarse black handmade fabric on the exterior with a black colour on the interior. It has a black unoxidised core and is tempered with angular poorly sorted flint inclusions. The sherd measures 22.9mm in length, 19.5mm in width, 7.7mm thick and weighs 4.11 grams.
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D37496
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body sherd fragment of probable Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age date (c.1000 - c. 600 BC). The sherd fragment is of a coarse red handmade fabric on the exterior with a black colour on the interior. It is irregularly fired, and is tempered with angular poorly sorted flint inclusions. The sherd measures 29.2mm in length, 20.6mm in width, 12.7mm thick and weighs 6.81 grams.
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D355B2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body sherd fragment of a handmade probable Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age date (c.1000-600 BC), The sherd fragment is of a coarse red handmade fabric on the exterior with a brown to black colour on the interior. It has an oxidized exterior with a black unoxidised core and porous inclusions. There are striations on the outside surface which could possibly be decoration. The sherd measures 35.1mm in length, 28.6mm in width, 9.6mm thick and weighs10.16 grams.
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D28379
Object type: COIN
Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Iron Age copper-alloy Siculo-Punic coin, minted between 320 - 300 B.C. Kartego 20, Weber 8509 var? Obverse: Head of Tanit left wearing wreath and corn ears. Reverse: Horse standing right in front of date palm. The coin is 15.4mm in diametre, 2.6mm thick and weighs 1.96 grams.
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D2325C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Iron Age cast copper-alloy unit of 'Thurrock' Potin of Cantiaci dating to c.120 - 100 B.C, ABC type 132, Van Arsdell type 1426-38, Hobbs type 663-65, and Spink type 62. Obverse: degraded head of Apollo left. Reverse: degraded bull. The coin is 16.8mm in diametre, 4.4mm thick and weighs 4.03 grams.
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D1AEFE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Iron Age cast copper-alloy unit of 'Flat Linear' Potin of Cantiaci dating to c.115 - 100 B.C, Holman type B2/2-2a, and Allen type D2. Outline head head of Apollo left. Reverse: outline bull butitng horns right. The coin is 17.5mm in diametre, 1.1mm thick and weighs 1.49 grams.
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-D0F5B3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: St. Helens
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy object of uncertain function. The object is in the form of a wedge with one forked end. The forked end appears to be incomplete. The object is undecorated and has a rough mid-green patina. Dimensions: 62mm in length, 23mm in width, 16mm thick, 105.6g. This object is possibly part of a post-medieval to modern soldering iron although it is not as pointed as other recorded examples. Other similar objects which have been recorded are SUR-2394F4, KENT-9E6231 KENT-928245 and SUR-87BB01.
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rainhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A919BC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast medieval gold and gemstone, 'stirrup' finger ring dating from the mid 12th to 14th century. Description: The ring has a simple undecorated band D-shaped cross-section which rises from the shoulders into a pointed triangular (in plan) bezel. The bezel is set with a dark strongly coloured and semi-transparent green irregularly shaped cabochon, certainly either an emerald or green beryl. The inside of the ring is flat and level throughout. The ring is in good condition, apart from several small scratches and nicks along the band. Striations on the bezel, visible in strong light l…
Created on: Wednesday 21st June 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Sittingbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-4DE9C3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval silver penny of Edward I (r.1272-1307), Class 9a, minted at London c. AD 1299-1301. Plain initial cross. Diameter : 17mm : Weight : 0.76g
Created on: Saturday 17th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 19th June 2017
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Record ID: SOM-3E3F02
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy seal matrix, probably dating to c. AD 1250-1300. The seal is a pointed oval in plan, and broadly flat in cross section, although with a central longitudinal ridge running down the reverse, which expands into a now incomplete perforated lug at the top. The seal bears the device of a Pelican in its piety, depicting a bird pecking its own breast in order to feed three chicks in a nest below. The nest is depicted by a single transverse line, which sits atop a tree. This tree consists of a central longitudinal line, with a short rounded, transverse cross bar nears it…
Created on: Friday 16th June 2017
Last updated: Sunday 18th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charlton Musgrove CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-16F08F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, but clipped Early-Medieval silver primary phase sceat of Series W, variety 20. Cross and Crosslets on saltire cross, minted c. AD 700-715. Measurements: 12.54mm in diameter, 1.8mm thick and 1.17g in weight
Created on: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-16A9CC
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A square double-sided copper-alloy coin weight for a half Angel from the reign of James I (r.1603-1625) dating to the revaluation of the Second Coinage, between AD 1612 - 1619. Description: Obverse: Saint Michael the archangel with halo spearing a dragon within a beaded border. Legend: IR BRI. Reverse: Double arched Crown above the mark of value 'XIS'. Mark of revalue above left 'I'. Measurements: 14mm wide, 13.89mm deep, 3.31mm thick and 4.11g in weight
Created on: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-164093
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn cast copper alloy plate brooch dating from the Middle to Late Iron Age, constructed in the La Tene III style (c. 300 BC - c.150BC). Description: The brooch is formed from a set of 5 hemispherical lobes, arranged in a rough start shape creating a cinqafoil shape. Each lobe has a hollow reverse, except for the two that carry the remains of a perforated double lug for the pin and, unevenly arranged due to the uneven number of lobes. This arrangement would have been constructed from iron and therefore remain only as patches of iron corrosion. The brooch is very worn…
Created on: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-15AF51
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small sheet metal bell, possibly from a horse harness, likely mid-Medieval to early Post-Medieval in date, c.AD 1250-1600. Description: The bell chamber is made from a piece of sheet metal which has had its corners folded inwards, creating a void in which the 'pea' has been enclosed. The hanger/suspension loop is a bar which projects from the apex of the bell; it is of sub rectangular section and flares to a rounded end with a circular perforation forming the suspension element. Measurements: 22.8mm long, 9.4mm wide, 10.52mm thick and 2.27g in weight. Discussion: The form of this …
Created on: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-14DDA6
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy ingot of probable late bronze age date, c. 1150 - 600BC. Description:The ingot is a plano-convex discoid shape possibly suggesting the production in a bowl furnace rather than a mould. The upper is flat but with a large knop or swelling relating to the casting gate used in its production. The bottom is a rounded convex shape. The ingot is heavily pitted likely due to a mix of impurities in its matrix and the uneven natural material used to create the bowl in which it was cast. Measurements:121mm in diameter, 41.49mm thick and 1,225g in weight Discussion:The …
Created on: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-141824
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn fragment of Early-Medieval Ansate brooch possibly of Thörle's group IIIc, c.AD 600-680 Description: The roughly triangular fragment represents the foot of the brooch. The foot is pointed flanked by a knop either side. There is a single ring and dot motif on the main body of the foot between two knops. The reverse is undecorated but part of the catchplate survives albeit in a highly worn and abraded manner. Much of the edges including the breaks are highly worn suggestive of damage in antiquity. The fragment is patinated dark green except where abraded where it is a light green…
Created on: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-129AA2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn fragment of a cast copper-alloy Roman brooch of Colchester-derivative type, dating to the 1st-2nd century AD. Description: The fragment represents part the head and upper bow of the brooch. There are traces of a fixed headplate, the head flares out in a similar, albeit more muted way to 2nd century trumpet brooches. The spring and its attachment are missing entirely. The bow survives only very marginally having snapped off just past where the flaring for the trumpet head finishes. The brooch fragment is a dark brown- green in colour with some greyer areas. The breaks are all wo…
Created on: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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