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Record ID: WILT-9E5865
Object type: YOKE (ANIMAL)
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy probable fragment of a Y shaped Irish harness fitting of late Iron Age date (c. 300 BC - 100 AD). It measures 19.22mm in diameter, 17.73mm in height and weighs 12.72g. The object is a domed oval in shape with a hollow interior and a flattened underside. It exhibits a circular aperture on the underside surrounded by a projecting jagged break. The upper surface exhibits an incised decoration consisting of three incised spirals joined at the centre. There is a small patch of iron corrosion from an iron rivet at the apex of the spiral design. The remains of t…
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 13th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingston Deverill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-0AE2F2
Object type: WRITING TABLET
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Purple Welsh Slate Slate fragment with bevelled edge. One side bears scored parallel lines circa 13mm apart and the other side bears a series of 12mm squares. This is a schoolroom slate, with the lined side for practicing handwriting, and the squared size for arithmetic. This object was reported along with a slate pencil. Suggested date: Modern, 1860-1920. Length: 65mm, Width: 43mm, Thickness: 3.2mm, Weight: 21.47gms.
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 13th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Belton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-4D5DCA
Object type: WRITING SLATE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of slate, with incised lines on both faces; one face has a grid of squares, each 7mm wide (approximately 1/4 inch). The other face has parallel lines, 9 mm apart. This is probably part of a writing slate, used in schools and work places from the 18th century. The lined side would have been used for handwriting practice, the grid for arithmetic or drawing. The fragment is roughly rectangular, measuring 37 mm by 34 mm, it is 4 mm thick and weighs 10.7 g. A similar item is described in record BERK-C1D811
Created on: Thursday 29th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 14th August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMS-1A2F58
Object type: WRITING LEAD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete writing lead and the remains of a socketed bone case. The proximal end of the round-section lead is missing. The case is split longitudinally along the socket for the lead and is missing the open end. Externally it is flat-faced and with rounded corners. The lead is lodged tightly in the case. The change of angle at which the lead narrows to its point is well defined, with a hollow oval channel, a possible casting fault, showing that the lead was never trimmed and is likely to be unused. The distance from the angle to the point is 5.5mm. Lead diameter 5mm, surviving lengt…
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Flitcham with Appleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-BA0AC2
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy printing block, dating to the post medieval period (circa 1700 AD). The printing block has the letter B on it and is rectangular in shape.
Created on: Tuesday 12th April 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brooks Wharf', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS2132
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
MED/PM Writing lead with round to sub-square section, one pointed end, the other plain & perhaps unbroken. Bent almost double. Length 55mm, diam. 4mm.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HEACHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM6634
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular cross section, tapers in towards a point, slight curve in lower section, top has been broken off. Probably a pencil.
Created on: Tuesday 5th November 2002
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'EAST RAVENDALE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-7DB472
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy pen of probable medieval date. Knobbed shaft with four longitudinal rows of linked lozengiform facets; hollows between. Roughly hemispherical knop with flat, sub-circular terminal. Between the knop and the knobbed decoration the shaft narrows to a diameter of c. 3.5mm over a length of 11.2mm. There is a similar plain, narrow section between the knobbed decoration on the shaft and the lanceolate end, 14.7mm in length. The lanceolate end is 27.9mm in length, 7.3mm at its widest point before tapering to a point. There is a bevelled groove filed along each side t…
Created on: Tuesday 21st June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-5A69A2
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval writing lead. The lead shaft is round in section and tapers to a point. It is bent at a right angle in the middle. At the top of the lead shaft is a circular knob, which has a diameter of 11.28mm. The length of the writing lead is 71.79mm, the thickness of the shaft is 67.26mm and the weight is 36.60g.
Created on: Wednesday 1st September 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NMS-E9A374
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval/Post Medieval writing lead, crude and bent, head with squashed opposed projections and traces of incised lozengy pattern on one flat face, facetted circular-sectioned shank (with fine transverse striations) tapers gradually to rounded point. Length (unbent) 88mm. Cf. Biddle 742-7, class I.
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-1071A1
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval writing lead with flattened proximal end. Slightly crumpled in central part, but complete. Length 85mm. Diameter 4.5mm. Biddle 1990, 736, fig. 212, Class II. Probably 13th – 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2007
Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Acre', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-2480B7
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead unidentified object, circular in section, and narrowing from 9.2mm diameter at one end to 7.0mm diameter at the other. It weighs 28.33g and is 81.5mm in length. The surface is extremely pitted. The object may have been used as a writing implement but it is a lead object of any date between the late medieval period and the 19th century with a purpose that we can only guess at.
Created on: Tuesday 30th September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swindon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-B93FD0
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Slightly bent round-sectioned Post-Medieval writing lead with two areas of moulded relief decoration separated by a pronounced casting seam running from immediately above the trimmed point up the full length, over the rounded top and down to the start of the point. In one area R x W above a four-linked chain motif. In the other I x W above seven chain links. On both Ws there are intersecting upstrokes and there is an additional cross bar at mid-point of the I. Length 83mm. Diameter 7mm, 8mm across the seam. Weight 29.79g. No example of a decorated writing lead has been noted. 17th – …
Created on: Friday 19th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wretton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-52E1F8
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast lead alloy pencil sharpener. Probably 19th century. Hollow with a slight lip to the base. 6 sided body. The back has "NA" embossed in large letters along the side. The front has a long narrow rectangular gap from the base to the top edge. This reveals that the lead has been cast with an iron plate at each edge of the gap, which would have been sharp enough to sharpen the pencil. The sides of the pencil extend upwards to create the head, leaving a gap with scalloped sides. The outside edge has scroll-like curve at the botton, and tapers up in a series of 3 small arches. A sma…
Created on: Wednesday 25th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 1st October 2015
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: ESS-994148
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern fragment of a lead alloy printing plate. The survivng section depicts a standing male figure. The head is oval, with small raised dots for the eyes and nose. His shirt has a long, pointed collar. The figure is holding a ?box. The figures left leg is placed slightly in front of the right. There is a raised band below each knee. The feet taper to a point. The reverse of the fragment is corroded, hoever a few oblique lines are visible. It is 55.22mm long, 19.36mm wide, 5.57mm thick and weighs 23.55 grams.
Created on: Friday 22nd January 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NARC-E4E785
Object type: WRITING AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of lead alloy with ornate scroll-like cast decoration. The decoraton is similar in form to that found on Post-Medieval lead pencil sharpeners. See NARC-52E1F8 for a complete example.
Created on: Friday 20th August 2010
Last updated: Friday 20th August 2010
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CAM-345F93
Object type: WRIST CLASP
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Created on: Monday 13th October 2008
Last updated: Monday 25th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-AB9217
Object type: WRIST CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon, 6th century) cast copper alloy hook-plate from a wrist clasp; Wrist clasps were comprised of a hook-plate and a complimentary eye-plate used to secure clothing. The hook-plate is comprised of a long, narrow rectangular bar with a small projecting hook located at the centre of the inner edge of the bar.The hook is 9.75mm long, 4.98mm wide and curves back on itself towards the reverse of the rectangular bar. The outer edge has three elongated semi-circular projections measuring 8.42mm long, 8.66mm wide; these projections are joined together by two…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Friday 14th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ingatestone CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-831AF6
Object type: WRIST CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Early-Medieval wrist clasp. It most resembles Hines Form B12, and dates to the sixth century AD. Such clasps were made in two pieces, and this is the catch part only, having a loop to attach to a hooked, second part ( not found). The clasp is a cast rectangular bar shape, with a D-shaped loop projecting from the centre of one long side. On the opposite side are two of three tongue-shaped loops which would have been stitched to clothing. the third loop is missing due to old breaks. The top and bottom of the bar are square, as is the central part of the claps. There are…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 17th August 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yaxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-50EE93
Object type: WRIST CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Saxon wrist-clasp eye-plate of Hines 1993 B20, with the eye incomplete and one corner of the rear edge missing. The attached bar consists of four square bosses and three sets of five longitudinal groves. The rear edge is scalloped and there are three attachment holes. An arc of punched annulets running from one side to the other passes across the central hole. The surviving piece measures 22 x 41mm. It dates from the early 6th century.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th September 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warham', grid reference and parish protected.


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