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Record ID: LON-09A18A
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A Post Medieval copper alloy coin weight dating from AD 1753-1754. This is a weight for a quarter of a Portugese moidore made by John Kirk of St Paul's Churchyard London. The coin weight is circular in plan. A parallel can be seen in Withers (1993:125 1506) Obverse: Voided cross, an ornament in each quarter Obverse inscription: IN HOCK SIGNO VINCES Reverse inscription: A QUARTER OF A MOIDORE OR SD 69 in five lines Dimensions: diameter: 17.78mm; weight: 2.02g. Reference: Withers, P and B. 1993. British Coin Weights. A Corpus of Coin-Weights made for use in England, Scotland and Irela…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-0831C0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A Post Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating from AD 1579. Initial mark plain cross. Mint of London. North (1975:111, No. 1997). Obverse: Crowned bust left; rose behind head right. Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH DGANG:FR.ET:HIB REGI Reverse: Long cross fourchee on shield of Arms of England and France surmounted by date 1579. Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.'AD/VTORE/M:MEV: Dimensions: diameter: 26.64mm; weight: 2.61g. Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-07604A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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A copper alloy nummus of Constantius II as Caesar (AD 324-337) dating to the period AD 330 Reverse shows two soldiers and two standards. Reece period 17. Mint of Arles. RIC VII 342, the mint mark PCONST. Dimensions: diameter: 17.56mm; weight: 2.19g. Obverse description: Right facing bust, cuirassed and laureate Obverse inscription: FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC Reverse description: two solders two standards Reverse inscription: GLOR IAEX[ERC] ITVS
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-F30BCE
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Medieval pilgrim badge,'handgoogje' (hanging eye) dating to the late 14th-early 15th century. The badge is formed of a cast, flat ring or frame with the remains of a trefoil in the centre, and hanging loop below. On the reverse is a horizontal pin and catch-plate. The ring or frame is decorated with pellets, the remains of gilding is present on the front side only. Dimensions: length: 22.16mm; width: 16.40mm; weight: 1.49g. Complete examples of this object can be found in Van Beuningen and Koldeweij (1993, nos. 991 and 993), and also LON-8EA7E5 on this database. This is…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-F2833E
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy cuff button dating from AD 1739-1750. The fastener is circular and depicts a bust of Vice Admiral Vernon with the legend ADML . VERNON around. The fastener has a rope twist rim. The rear of the fastener is concave and undecorated with a central integral looped shank. Dimensions: diameter: 12.68mm; weight: 0.99g Another Admiral Vernon cuff link on the database is IOW-454C41. On 21 November 1739 Vernon captured the Spanish colonial possession of Porto Bello (now in Panama) using just six ships (against the 90-man Spanish garrison). Vernon was …
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-F0FD1E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token dating from AD 1648-1674. Williamson (1889:656 no.1711) Obverse: IOHN . COLLINES . IN = A breastplate Reverse: LITTLE BRITTEN = I . C Dimensions: diameter: 15.99mm, weight: 0.52g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vo.I. Elliot Stock: London.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-F0F5E8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy half penny trade token issued by John Osman at Puddle Dock Blackfriars, dating from AD 1664. Williamson (1889:705 2295). Obverse: IOHN . OSMAN . 1664 = I . M . O Reverse: AT . PVDLE . DOCK = HIS . HALFE . PENNY Dimensions: diameter: 19.54mm, weight: 1.52g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-F0E698
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval copper-alloy French jetton of Charles V or Charles VI dating to AD 1350-1415. Similar jettons can be seen in (Mitchiner 1988: 173, refs: 436-438). Obverse: field bearing four fleur de lis and four stars. []VEI AVEI[] Reverse: Triple stranded straight cross fleuretty quatrefoil in centre in four-arched, tressure, with A's in angles. Dimensions: diameter: 26.22 mm; weight: 2.66 g. Mitchiner, M. 1988. The Medieval Period And Nuremberg, Jetons Medalets & Tokens, Volume 1. Seaby: London.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-EFF048
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval lead alloy pewter token of Elizabeth I (AD1558-1603), issued AD 1574 -1599. A similar token can be seen in Mitchiner (1998:1649, 4691). Mitchiner (1998:1651) writes "The Displayed Eagle seen on one face of these counters is a common reverse design found on many types of Elizabethan counters." Obverse: Crowned oval French shield bearing three fleurs de lis. Obverse inscription: H[ENRICVS DEI GRASI] Reverse: Crown above double headed displayed eagle. Reverse inscription: None Dimensions: diameter: 20.78mm; weight: 2.55g. Reference: Mitchiner, M. 1998. Brit…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-EFE1D5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval to Post Medieval copper alloy signet ring dating from AD 1450-1550. The finger-ring has a plain band and integral bezel. The bezel is rectangular with faceted corners. The central motif is an incised black letter R D with a crown or coronet above within a rope twist border. The finger ring is similar in style and shape to signet rings in the British Museum's collections and they are dated to the early 16th century (Dalton 1912 pl VI). A ring with similar motif on the database is LON-22CA27. Dimensions: diameter: 24.77mm; weight: 8.42g.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-E45774
Object type: BOTTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval glass bottle seal dated AD 1675. The bottle seal depicts the cipher of William and Anne Morrell the licensees at the Crown Tavern Oxford between AD 1660-1679, above this is a crown with low indented cushion; coronet with Maltese cross at the middle; circlet jewelled; to left and right OX ... ON; below the cipher is 75 for AD 1675. Leeds (1941:45) writes "The tavern which stood on the site of No.3, Cornmarket Street, was best known under this name." An example of this seal can be seen in Leeds (1941:56 Plate IX No. 13). Dimensions: length: 62.71mm; width: 56.02mm; weig…
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-DB7176
Object type: DIVIDERS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy precision instrument - pair of dividers dating 16th - 17th century. These dividers comprise two hinged arms, one now broken near the terminal and missing; the upper section is copper alloy while the lower arms would have been iron; the remaining lower arm is broken and missing its iron lower section. The copper alloy hinge section has a circular terminal with the owners initials 'I B' on one side. The arm is decoratively cast so that it has a varied, faceted appearance. On the middle section of the arm this faceting has created an oval depressio…
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-DB3737
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token dating from AD 1648-1674. Williamson (1891:826 178). Obverse: AT . THE . WORLDS . END = Three men holding astronomical instruments, around a globe Reverse: AT . SHADWELL . DOCKE = L . S . E Dimensions: diameter: 14.90mm; weight: 0.57g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1891. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol II. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-DB0E8F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete post medieval copper alloy eight maravedis 'cob' coin of Philip IV (AD 1621-1665). The coin is a crude sub-rectangular shape. The obverse has a rampant lion facing left within a shield with a crown above. The reverse has a castle within a shield. The value of the coin VIII to the left of the shield. These are often called 'cob' coins after the Spanish word for copper which is 'cobre': they were crudely made in Spain initially and later in the Americas for use in the Spanish colonies. The flans are usually, as on this example, an irregular shape, slightly squared off in plac…
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-84BF87
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval copper alloy seal matrix dating from AD 1600-1700. The seal matrix has a trefoil openwork handle. The die is sub-circular and has the initials 'G M' divided by a foliate design, all within beaded border. Dimensions: length of seal matrix: 27.85mm; width: 15.33mm; diameter of die: 14.95mm; weight: 4.44g. Similar examples on the database are SF-D237F0, WAW-6728F9, LON-2939BD and LON-0BD4ED. Reference: Read, B., 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport : Portcullis Publishing.
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-73C6B1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating from AD 1582. Initial mark letter A. Mint of London. North (1975:137, No. 2015). Obverse: Crowned bust left; rose behind head right. Obverse inscription: [ELIZAB D G] ANG FR ET HIB REGI Reverse: Long cross fourchee on shield of Arms of England and France surmounted by date 1582. Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.'AD/VTORE/M:MEV: Dimensions: diameter: 25.75mm, Weight: 2.26g Reference: North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-7389DC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval copper alloy cent from Penang, Pulu (Prince of Wales Island), East India Company issue dating from AD 1787. Obverse: Dutch East Indian bale mark consisting of an X within heart divides letters: V over E and I over C, large 4 above. Reverse: Malaya Arabic inscription. Dimensions: diameter: 19.31mm; weight: 3.63g. Another Penang coin on the database is BUC-6209A0.
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-72AAE9
Object type: MARBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval ceramic 'china' marble dating from AD 1840-1880. The marble is decorated with flower motif (pinwheel) on each side, one side has eight petals or leaves radiating out from a central pellet. The opposite side has petals or leaves in trefoils radiating from a central pellet in a cross shaped configuration. Running around the middle of the marble is a set of parallel lines consisting of a wide band between two narrow bands. Similar 'chinas' can be seen in Carskadden & Gartley (1990:88 Plate 19). Dimensions: diameter: 20.60mm; weight: 10.70g. Carskadden & Gartley (…
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-7207F6
Object type: MARLIN SPIKE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval bone apple corer or fid, dating 18th century. The object is formed from a sheep's metapodial which has been carved using a saw. The proximal end of the bone has been sliced in half to form a scoop, leaving the hollow centre of the bone. The upper side of the corer has been decorated with a series of four incised X's or saltire crosses with a incised horizontal lines between each cross. At the distal end the fid has been pierced with a 3.61mm diameter drilled hole possibly for suspension. The keel of the distal has been removed. Dimensions: length: 100.48mm; wi…
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: LON-71FDC3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token dating from AD 1650. Williamson (1889:784 no.3294). Obverse: AT . THE . 3 . SVGER . LOAES = Three sugar loafes Reverse: IN . WAPPING .1650 = T . E . DRY Dimensions: diameter: 15.97mm, weight: 1.08g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol. I. Elliot Stock: London.
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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