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    • Primary material: Lead
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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: DUR-F66507
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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Cast lead Medieval spindle whorl. It is circular in plan, and biconical with a central circular perforation. The decoration on both faces consists solely of lines, in relief. One face is split into sections by lines radiating from the centre, with two horizontal lines in each section. The other face is more abstract.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2011
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2011
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Record ID: DUR-5EAB65
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A Medieval lead Papal bulla of Pope Innocent IV, whose papacy lasted from 1243 to 1254 AD. The obverse depicts the faces of St Peter and St Paul below the inscription [SPAS]P[E] (SPA = Sanctus Paulus, SPE = Sanctus Petrus), all of which are surrounded by a beaded border, flanking the outside edge of the bulla. St. Paul is seen on the left looking right, with a long pointed beard, and St. Peter is on the right facing left, with a rounded face and beard and hair formed from pellets. Each is within a C or backwards-C beaded border, joined to the main. This follows a set formula, not al…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2011
Last updated: Friday 17th June 2011
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Record ID: DUR-5CCFA5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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Lead Medieval spindle whorl. It is circular in plan, with a central circular hole. It is biconical with decoration in relief on both faces with the same decoration. This consists of triangles around the central hole, inside of each is a dot. The outer edge is decorated with a border of two lines running round the edge, connected by a series of small lines.
Created on: Monday 13th June 2011
Last updated: Monday 13th June 2011
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Record ID: DUR-F52413
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead pilgrims ampulla, dating to c. 1350- 1530. It is flask shaped in plan, as with most ampullae it is fairly flat, although the neck of this example is open. It would have had 2 handles, one on each side but one has broken off. The remaining example shows they were triangular, and placed at the base of the neck. A casting seam can be seen along both edges of the ampulla. One side of the rounded lower half is decorated with a central shield, with its border raised. Inside the shield is a raised letter, possibly a G. The shield is inside two concentric circles. The othe…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2011
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Record ID: DUR-7B58D5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Medieval spindle whorl. It is circular in plan with a central circular perforation. It is biconical and has relief decoration on both sides in the form of a sunburst, with the hole as the centre and the rays coming out.
Created on: Thursday 2nd June 2011
Last updated: Thursday 2nd June 2011
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Record ID: DUR-7B0093
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Medieval spindle whorl. It is circular in plan with a central circular perforation. It is biconical, with decoration in relief on both faces. It is the same on both faces, lines radiating from the centre split the face into five sections, in each are three pellets.
Created on: Thursday 2nd June 2011
Last updated: Thursday 2nd June 2011
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Record ID: DUR-4E3951
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Medieval spindle whorl. Circular in plan with a central circular perforation. It is biconical with cast decoration on both faces. One side has diagonal lines from the centre to the edge, creating triangular cells, inside of each of which there is a circular pellet. The other side is slightly less clear, almost looking like a repeating pattern of VIVIVI all the way around. There are examples of spindle whorls with writing and pseudo-writing on, this could be another one.
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 31st May 2011
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Record ID: DUR-CF1303
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Medieval spindle whorl, c. 1100- 1500. It is circular in plan with a central circular hole. It is biconical with raised decoration in the form of dots, on both faces.
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2011
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Record ID: DUR-1CA784
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Medieval spindle whorl, c.1100- 1500. It is circular in plan and biconical, with a central circular hole (diameter of 9.07mm). It has raised decoration on both faces, which appears to be the same. It consists of lines radiating from the centre, splitting the surface into 6 sections, these sections then have raised circular dots, between 3 and 5.
Created on: Tuesday 29th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 29th March 2011
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Record ID: DUR-8BD5D5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead shield shaped Medieval trade weight. It has a raised design on the front face of a fleur-de-lis, which has been slightly blundered. There is a lowered border around the edge. The reverse is flat and plain. This type of weight would have been used by merchants at fairs, markets or shops to weigh goods. Mostly they employed the avoirdupois system, which was used from AD 1390 in England. Lead shield-shaped weights of various qualities of workmanship and numerous designs have been in use over a long period of time. Therefore due to the lack of any further contextual evidence it…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd March 2011
Last updated: Friday 25th March 2011
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Record ID: DUR-345077
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Medieval seal matrix, c.1200- 1400. It was originally vesica shaped but has broken almost in half. It is also bent so that the edges now curve slightly downwards. The central motif appears to be either a corn ear or another plant. The inscription reads 'S'INCH....' So it is a person seal, unfortunately not enough of the legend can be made out to work out who owned it. On the reverse, near to the top is a small rounded loop, now filled with mud.
Created on: Friday 18th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
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Record ID: DUR-A82CF6
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead Medieval papal bulla, of Calixtus II (1119-24). Obverse; CAL/XTVS/[PP II] Reverse; [S]PA/ SP[E]; Worn heads of SS Peter and Paul facing each other Tim Pestell kindly added this information on the bulla 'Calixtus II, elected 2nd February 1119, consecrated 9th Feb and who died on 14th December 1124 (the lettering on Calixtus III's bulla is slightly different). As such this is an important bulla because it is one of the earliest found in Britain. There are three British papal bullae that have been found that pre-date the Norman Conquest, but post-Conquest examples seem to really s…
Created on: Thursday 3rd February 2011
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: DUR-F721F3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Medieval spindle whorl. It is circular in plan and biconical with a central circular hole (diameter of 9.65mm). It has the same cast decoration on both faces. It consists of circular raised dots separated by lines from the centre to the edge.
Created on: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Last updated: Friday 10th December 2010
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Record ID: DUR-F70D17
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Medieval spindle whorl. It is circular in plan and biconical with a central circular hole. It has cast decoration on both faces. One face has an abstract pattern of lines, possibly meant to represent letters but it does not form any words. The other face has two concentric rows of circular dots with a raised border.
Created on: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Last updated: Friday 10th December 2010
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Record ID: DUR-F67604
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead token from the late Medieval- Post Medieval period. It is sub-circular in plan. The front is decorated with a raised design of lines radiating from the centre. The reverse is plain. These sorts of tokens or small weights have a huge range of designs and could have been used for various purposes over long periods of time.
Created on: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Last updated: Friday 10th December 2010
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Record ID: DUR-F5AF71
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Medieval pilgrims ampulla, c.1350- 1530. It has the common scallop shaped rounded base which narrows to the neck. The scallop design is carried on on one face with grooved lines coming in from the scalloped edges. The other face has no scallop decoration but has the raised letters IC for Iesu Christ (Jesus Christ), reflecting the religious nature of these items. The neck widens slightly towards the top, which is now broken. The handles are broken and mostly missing with just the base of one visible close to where the neck meets the scallop base. The ampulla has been flattened a…
Created on: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2011
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Record ID: DUR-3E52C2
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Medieval vessica shaped seal matrix. Legend reads- 'S'IONIS . FIL W...R' 'Meaning John, son of W....' Central motif appears to be a pattern of three dots at the base with a possible flower formed from three swirled lines within a border. On reverse is the remains of an attachment loop at the top. There is also a raised fleur-de-lis decoration which fills the entire reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 17th November 2010
Last updated: Monday 10th January 2011
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Record ID: DUR-F2D196
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Medieval spindle whorl dating to c.1200-1500. It is circular in plan with a central circular perforation (diameter of 11.31mm). It is biconical and has cast decoration on both sides. This takes the form of raised lines radiating from the central hole to the outer edge, splitting the surface into 10 sections. Each of these then has three circular dots inside.
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Friday 8th October 2010
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Record ID: DUR-F2BF27
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible lead weight or pendant Measures 35.37mm x 33.37mm
Created on: Friday 8th October 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd April 2013
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Record ID: DUR-F300A6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast Medieval lead spindle whorl, c.1100- 1500. It is sub-circular in plan with a central circular perforation. It is biconical with both faces decorated with cast, raised decoration. This takes the form of lines radiating from the central hole splitting the face into sections. In these sections are raised dots, between 3 and 5 depending on the section.
Created on: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
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