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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Durham Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-8BA064
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval, Viking, lead weight. It is circular in plan and flat with a copper alloy plate set on the top face. The copper alloy setting looks like a gilt bronze Irish disc, possibly a stud with the lug removed. In the centre of this is a small circular red stone or perhaps glass. This glass forms the centre of the decoration with three swirls, almost peltate in design coming from the centre. There is then a raised outer rim. In the spaces between are small grooved lines.
Created on: Friday 3rd December 2010
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
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Record ID: DUR-C2DA56
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Post Medieval cloth seal. The seal is compelte with both discs still attached by the strip. One face has an A stamped for Augsburg, Germany. These seals, attached to the fustian which was imported to England are one of the most common types of foreign seals found in England according to Egan (Lead Cloth Seals and related items in the British Museum, pl.41, nos.308-10).
Created on: Monday 19th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: DUR-C2E0F2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Post Medieval cloth seal. One face has A on, the other half is missing. A stands for Augsburg, Germany. These types of seals, found on the fustian imported from there to England are amongst the most common found in England according to Egan (Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items in the British Museum, pl.41- no.308-10).
Created on: Monday 19th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: DUR-D86482
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Post Medieval sack seal. Complete circular seal with two circular discs and the folded attachment loop. One disc has a pineapple with a plume on top in relief. The other side has a central circular depression, over which is an A in relief with an annulet to right and below. The A stands for Augsburg, Germany. Seals from the fustians of Augsburg are among the most common and widespread of all recorded imports in England according to Egan. This example is similar to nos. 308-10 in his book 'Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items in the British Museum'.
Created on: Tuesday 20th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: DUR-F55237
Object type: POWDER FLASK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead item, most likely a powder flask or measure. It has a rectangular box shaped top section, which is slightly squashed. Attached to the top section is a rectangular sectioned shaft. Powder was most likely scooped into the top box section before pouring. The shaft may have been to fit it into something or to stand it up.
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2011
Last updated: Friday 7th July 2017
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Record ID: DUR-C27B41
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Post Medieval sack seal. The two disc have not connected properly. One side has EBOR in the legend with ORC W/II/G in the centre. EBORE stands for York, the other letters are probably the cloth makers intitials.
Created on: Monday 19th April 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2016
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Record ID: DUR-C0CD50
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead Post Medieval fabric weight. Sub-circular with two circular perforations in the centre. These weights were (and are) used to weigh down the hems of curtains, and perhaps also skirts. They seem to have come into use perhaps in the eighteenth century, and are still available to buy today.
Created on: Monday 19th April 2010
Last updated: Thursday 1st October 2015
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Record ID: DUR-C11D85
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead Post Medieval fabric weight. Circular with two circular perforations in the centre. These weights were (and are) used to weigh down the hems of curtains, and perhaps also skirts. They seem to have come into use perhaps in the eighteenth century, and are still available to buy today.
Created on: Monday 19th April 2010
Last updated: Thursday 1st October 2015
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Record ID: DUR-C12CC2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flat circular lead weight. It has two central circular perforations and is slightly bent out of shape. Despite looking like a button, these weights were and are used to weigh down the hems of curtains, and perhaps also skirts. They seem to come into use perhaps in the eighteenth century, and are still available to buy today.
Created on: Monday 19th April 2010
Last updated: Thursday 1st October 2015
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Record ID: DUR-B72736
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead papal bulla of Pope Innocent III, 1198-1216. It would have been circular in plan but it has been broken and so is irregular. The obverse is much more worn than the reverse. Both sides have a beaded border. The obverse of the bulla contains the legend INNOCENTIVS PP III, PP standing for 'Pastor Pastorum' or 'Shepherd of Shepherds'. The obverse has a border of pellets. On the reverse can be seen depictions of Saints Peter and Paul beneath an inscription reading SPASPE (an abbreviation standing for St. Paul and St. Peter). St. Paul is seen on the left of the seal looking right, with…
Created on: Wednesday 1st July 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 18th March 2014
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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-D81A86
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Post Medieval sack seal. It has not been used as the two discs have not been folded onto each other. There is a complete circular disc and a disc with a central hole which would have fitted onto the stud on the complete disc. This disc has a shield in relief which has fleur-de-lis in the quarters which can be seen.
Created on: Tuesday 20th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2012
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Record ID: DUR-D7E406
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Post Medieval/Modern cloth seal. It is mostly complete with part of the front disc is missing. The front disc says 'PRESTS LEEDS' in relief. The reverse has incised marks which seem to have been added after it was made.
Created on: Tuesday 20th April 2010
Last updated: Sunday 7th October 2012
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Record ID: DUR-D7EE92
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Post Medieval cloth seal. It is complete with both of the discs and attachment loop present. The front disc has a C in relief with possibly an E which has been stamped.
Created on: Tuesday 20th April 2010
Last updated: Sunday 7th October 2012
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Record ID: DUR-D80311
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Post Medieval cloth seal. It is incomplete with the one of the discs and attachment loop being broken. The front disc (which is broken) has a portcullis in relief.
Created on: Tuesday 20th April 2010
Last updated: Sunday 7th October 2012
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Record ID: DUR-D7F794
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Post Medieval cloth seal. It is incomplete with the reverse disc misssing and attachment loop broken. The front disc has a thistle in relief with incised criss cross lines.
Created on: Tuesday 20th April 2010
Last updated: Sunday 7th October 2012
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Record ID: DUR-5706F4
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Post Medieval medallion, probably 19th century in date. It is circular in plan and has one square-ish loop attached at 10 o'clock if the medallion is at the correct orientation. The front face has a crowned bust facing left. He has long straight hair. The bust is inside a circle of dots. The reverse has a central circle, surrounded by concentric circles decorated alternately with a series of dots or split into segments by lines. For the medallion to have hung correctly for the design on the front there must have been another loop and there is the remains of something to the rig…
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Boldron Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-8BB722
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval lead weight, Viking in style; sub-circular in plan, and flat. It has glass set into the top face in a sub-circle. The glass is a light blue colour (although this may be due to deterioration) and has cracked, with a small fragment missing. The edges of the weight are rounded and the sides and bottom are plain and smooth with no marks or decoration. Susan Youngs has seen an image of this item and kindly commented with some background information on this object type; 'It was usual for weights like this to have offcuts of some pretty but not valuable metalwork set in t…
Created on: Friday 3rd December 2010
Last updated: Sunday 3rd July 2011
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