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Record ID: SWYOR-1DD741
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A very small cast copper alloy Medieval casket key dating from AD 1100-1500. It is unusual in having no bow. There is no obvious break, but it may have snapped off. It has a wide bulbous collar and a solid shank of oval section terminating in a projecting point at the bit end. The bit is a rectangular tab and is uncut. The key has a pitted dark grey patina. It is 22.7mm long, 8.3mm wide and 3.5mm thick. 1.73g. Casket keys are illustrated in Egan, 1998, The Medieval Household, pages 111-112.
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-1DC377
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A Medieval copper-alloy casket key dating from about AD 1100 - 1500. The ring-shaped bow is of flat section and has slightly extended corners so it is almost lezenge shaped on the outer sides. There is no collar. The stem is of flattened-oval section and tapers to a pointed tip which projects beyond the bit. The bit is rectangular and has a wide cleft in the leading edge. The key is slightly bent. In its current form it is 37.2mm long, 14.4mm wide and 1.7mm thick. 2.53g. Compare SWYOR-348309. Another similar example is BH-BCB7E3 which notes that several similar casket keys were found …
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Record ID: SWYOR-1DA2DD
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy casket key, probably of Medieval date, AD 1200 - 1500. It has a circular bow, a two dimensional collar, a flattened, oval sectioned shank, hollow at the bit end, and a simple bit with a cleft in the leading edge. It has a rough, grey patina. It is 40.1mm long, 12.5mm wide and 3.6mm thick. 4g. Compare SWYOR-30FC34 and KENT-860B7B which cites Read, B., 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport : Portcullis Publishing, Fig.45, and WILT-542C42 which notes that "Several examples of similar casket keys wer…
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Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-1D80D7
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy Post Medieval button dating from about AD 1450 - 1650. It has a solid sub biconvex headand an integral tab with a circular hole through it forming the attachment loop, though most of this is missing. The button is 10.1mm long, 10.1mm diameter and 2.77g. Compare examples on page 28 of Gordon Bailey's "Buttons and Fastners" and SF-AC2FD1 and LEIC-6C0251.
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Record ID: SWYOR-1D5CCA
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A sheet copper alloy pimple button dating from the Post-Medieval period, about AD 1500 - 1700. The object is sub-spherical with a small central projection at the apex. The button head is made in two pieces, soldered together, making the head biconvex. There is a separate square-sectioned wire attachment loop, fastened inside the hollow button head. The button has a grey patina. It is 18.8mm long, 8.5mm diameter. 1.17g. Compare LVPL-C6D090 which cites a similar example in fig.7.29, p28, Bailey, (2004). Also, SUSS-F2C827Z.
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-1D25F4
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A worn cast lead-alloy button of medieval date, dating from about AD 1300 - 1600. It is conical with a design of radiating grooves. There is a rib across the reverse from which the integral lead sewing loop projects. It is 15.4mm long, 12.4mm diameter and 5.26g. Similar lead alloy buttons are illustrated in Bailey's Buttons and Fasteners. Compare also LIN-049BB1, SWYOR-38D826 and KENT-910F08 which cites Read (2005, Nos. 33 and 51).
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Record ID: SWYOR-1CFCC4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Incomplete cast copper alloy trapezoidal double-loop buckle, with a bevelled front face and flat on the back. Only one loop and the stub of the second loop remain. The loop is rectangular in plan with the outer edge widening to a triangular end. The strap bar is flush with the rest of the frame with a rounded knop at each end. The pin is missing. There are remains of tinning on the surface. It is 24.2mm long, 22.3mm wide and 2.2mm thick. 3.38g. Compare CORN-07C7C3 which cites Whitehead (1996) page 82, no.510, dating from c.1620-1680.
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-1CD931
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy Post Medieval dress hook dating from about AD 1550-1700. At the top is a trapezoidal loop, almost entirely missing. The main body is circular. This disc is decorated with raised lettering reading 'IHS' in lombardic lettering, and is surrounded by a beaded border. Projecting from the bottom is a curved hook, the tip of which is missing. The object is grey green in colour and in good condition. Compare DUR-C58267 which states that it is an example of Read Class E, Type 3. It is 23.8mm long, 13.3mm wide and 1.6mm thick. 1.28g.
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-1CBDE6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A complete four-part lead cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, dated AD 1660. It is formed from four flattened discs joined at the middle by a short rectangular connecting strip. They are folded so that the outer two discs meet and are held together by a central circular flattened rivet. The two inner discs have impressed stamps. One depicts the arms of the Commonwealth with a possible rose and another symbol above. The opposite disc carries a shield bearing the arms of the Clothworkers' Company, namely 'sable a chevron ermine in chief two havettes argent and in base a teasel cob or' (a c…
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Record ID: SWYOR-1C8E67
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A Medieval single looped, D-shaped copper alloy buckle with a lipped frame and a narrowed and offset strap bar, of Meols type 4, dating from AD 1350 - 1450. The frame is bevelled on the front face, and the pointed and projecting lip has an pin notch. The pin and plate are missing. The buckle has a dark grey patina. It is 14.4mm long, 15mm wide and 3.1mm thick. 1.28g. Similar buckles are illustrated in Griffiths, Philpott and Egan, 2007, Meols: The Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast, page 91.
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Record ID: SWYOR-1C7C33
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A Medieval single looped, D-shaped copper alloy buckle with a lipped frame and a narrowed and offset strap bar, of Meols type 4, dating from AD 1350 - 1450. The frame is rectangular in cross-section, taller than it is wide, and the pointed and projecting lip has an pin notch. Part of the sheet copper alloy plate survives, folded round the bar, with a notch for the missing pin, and recessed corners to accomodate the frame. Iron staining suggests the pin may have been ferrous. The buckle has a dark grey patina. Together with the plate it is 24.2mm long, 15.7mm wide and 2.8mm thick. 1.74g…
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Record ID: SWYOR-1C5A82
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy rectangular decorative plate, plaque or appliqué of Medieval date, possibly about AD 1100 - 1200. It is decorated with a fantastic beast facing right. It is a quadruped with a long tail and long neck, and a large dragon-like head. Two legs, each with three toes are depicted at the bottom of the rectangular mount. The tail loops forwards to wrap around the neck. The head has pricked ears in the top right corner, and faces downwards. The creature does not appears to be a griffin or a dragon as there are no wings. It may be a lion or leopard, or a mythical creature. The li…
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Record ID: SWYOR-1BE1F9
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy probable stud or mount, perhaps a furniture fitting, probably of Roman date, AD 43-409. The stud has a circular convex head with two circumferential grooves round the edge. The apex is worn, but there are traces of a design of raised radiating wavy arms or petals. The reverse is slightly hollow and a mass of iron corrosion suggests there was an iron shank. The stud is 17mm diameter, 6.7mm thick and 3.82g. Compare SUR-BF6CF3 and KENT-73A250 which notes that: "Studs have been illustrated by Crummy (1983, p.115 and fig. 116, object 3021) in "Colchester Archaeological Repo…
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Record ID: SWYOR-1B5F0D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast copper alloy pendant loop from a medieval strap fitting dating from about AD 1300 - 1400. The pendant loop is an openwork quatrefoil with decorative corner knops on the two side lobes. There may also have been a third knop, but this is missing. The remaining lobe of the quatrefoil has a recessed bar at its outer edge where it would have articulated with a bar mount to attach it to the strap. It has a dark green patina, and file marks are visible. It measures 17.5mm long, 23.3mm wide and 3.1mm thick. 1.73g. A quadrilobed example of this mount but without knops is illustrated in …
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Record ID: SWYOR-19C135
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A fragment from the leg of a copper alloy vessel, probably a cooking pot or cauldron of Medieval or Post-Medieval date, about AD 1200 - 1600. Only the flat foot and lower leg survives. The leg is oval in cross-section and curves forwards to form the plain foot. The top edge is an old break. The surviving piece is 36mm long, 29mm wide and 9.3mm thick at the top. 64.46g. It has brown green patina.
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Record ID: SWYOR-19AB30
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A fragment from the leg of a copper alloy vessel, probably a cooking pot or cauldron of Medieval or Post-Medieval date, about AD 1200 - 1600. Only the flat foot and lower leg survives. The leg trapezoid in cross-section and curves forwards to form the plain foot. The top edge is an old break. The surviving piece is 28mm long, 19mm wide and 6.3mm thick at the top. 28.6g. It has dark grey patina, dark green where damaged. Medieval pot legs of this type are illustrated in Egan, G. 1998. The Medieval Household. Daily Living c.1150-c.1450, page.164, figure. 132. Egan comments that commonl…
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Record ID: SWYOR-1986DC
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A copper alloy strap slide (strap fitting) which is medieval in date, about AD 1200 - 1400. It is a stirrup shaped loop with a collared knop at the rounded end. There is an integral external rivet projecting from the bar. The frame is trapezoidal in cross-section and file marks are visible. The frame is 26.3mm long, 16.3mm wide and 3.4mm thick. 2.32g. It is believed that these loops were used to hold down the loose end of a belt. This one is in good condition and has a dark grey patina. Similar examples, though not one with a knop, can be seen in "Dress Accessories" by Egan and Pritch…
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Record ID: SWYOR-193C88
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete Medieval lead ampulla, probably dating from about AD 1350-1530. The ampulla has a rounded base and a slightly narrower, trapezoid, neck, expanding slightly in width at the top. One angular suspension loop or handle survives. One face of the ampulla is missing. The breaks are patinated. There is one surviving moulded border line on the broken face, but the other face is plain, so the design cannot be identified. The ampulla measures 47.3mm long, 24.9mm wide and 8.2mm thick. 30.07g. It has a cream coloured patina. SOM-70D48B notes that "Ampullae were designed to contain a…
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Record ID: SWYOR-18FD4A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A Medieval copper alloy single looped buckle, probably dating from about AD 1350-1400.The buckle has a rectangular frame with slightly convex sides and ridges in each corner, the sides being sub-rectangualr in cross section. The bar is offset and narrowed, sub-rectangular in cross section, with a central band of wear where the pin articulates. The outer edge of the frame is expanded, widening and tapering to a point on the outside edge, creating a sub-triangualr cross-section. On the upper face of the buckle this expanded section bears a series of filed grooves, with three central crea…
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-18A7EA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete Medieval silver short cross cut half penny of John (AD 1199-1216), probably minted by Abel at London. Probably Class 5c to 6a, dating from about AD 1207 - 1213 (North 1994: 221, ref: 971 - 974). The coin is 18.4mm long, 9.3mm wide and 0.7mm thick. 0.67g. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.
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