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    • Medieval periodic type: 1312
    • County: North Yorkshire

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Record ID: NLM-56A222
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Copper alloy seal matrix. A cast circular die stamp with a hexagonal section handle tapering to a double collared top loop of truncated trefoil form with a drilled suspension hole. The matrix bears the finely engraved central motif of paired birds, possibly a hawk descending on the back of a duck, or amatory doves, one atop the other. The legend probably reads: ALAS IE SV PRIS, or Alas, I am taken, where regret is perhaps feigned by one lover writing to another. Suggested date: Medieval, 1250-1350 Height: 23.0mm, Diameter: 18.9mm, Weight: 7.77gms
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherburn in Elmet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-2AC545
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Trumpet brooch of Roman date, c. AD 75 - 175. The head is ovate with concave reverse displaying the remains of a single centrally positioned integral lug. The pin and pin mechanism no longer remain. The front of the head bears traces of moulded decoration though its design cannot be determined due to wear and corrosion. A D-sectioned bow extends from the front of the head widening to a worn circular acanthus moulding. The lower bow is lost to a worn break. The metal has a dark black/green patina and is worn. The brooch is 33.3mm long, 13.9mm wide, 9.7mm thi…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-185858
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete, gilded copper-alloy, Early Medieval sleeve clasp of HInes form C1, dating to the period c.AD 500-600. It has suffered damage on all edges and is missing the sewing lugs and clasps. It is now sub-rectangular in plan and very shallowly concave in section. The upper face is decorated in a geometric design comprising a lateral bar, parallel to the original edge and the clasp, with four square panels present. At either end of this bar, the design expands into two large semi-circular zones with waved lines and pellets present throughout. The border of this edge has at least t…
Created on: Monday 11th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-C270C5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy single looped oval buckle with an ornate outer edge of early Medieval date, c.AD 1250-1400. The buckle frame is oval in shape and D-shaped in cross-section. Half of the buckle frame and the entirety of the strap bar have been lost to worn breaks, although a fragment of a projection remains to indicate that the strap bar would have been offset, which is consistent with the narrowed and offset strap bars that are typical of this type of buckle frame. The outside edge of the frame is decorated with a trapezoidal projection with moulded decoration creating a pat…
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-C2246E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy double looped annular buckle with a decorative frame of late Medieval date, c.AD 1400-1500. The buckle frame is circular in shape and D-shaped in cross-section with an integral central bar creating two D-shaped loops. Around the outside edge of the buckle frame are eleven evenly spaced integral pointed protruding knops and traces of where a twelfth has been lost to a worn break. There are no recesses for a pin or plate. The buckle is otherwise undecorated. The metal is black in colour. The buckle frame is 19.3mm in diameter, 2.8mm thick, and weighs 1.3g. S…
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-C1ECFB
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy coin weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1700. The coin weight is square and appears to be unifaced, though is extremely worn. The upper surface bears traces of a worn design, possibly a standing figure left, though it cannot be determined with great certainty. The metal has a dark red/brown delaminated patina. The object is 18.6mm x 18.4mm x 5.5mm and weighs 12.3g (c.189 grain).
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-C1D770
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy single looped sub-rectangular buckle frame of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1720-1800. The buckle frame is sub-rectangular in shape with rounded corners and a moulded curvilinear line around the outer edge of the frame, and is D-shaped in cross-section. The buckle is undecorated. Two drilled holes are visible in the centre of the inside of the two shortest edges, opposite one another, where a separate spindle would have been inserted. The spindle is now lost. There are no recesses for a pin or plate. The metal is grey/green in colour. The buckle frame is 35.5mm i…
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-C1C575
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy brooch, probably Trumpet type, of Roman date, c.AD 75 - 175. Only the head remains which is ovate and tapers to a narrowed worn point from which the bow would have extended. The reverse of the head retains a corroded spring mechanism for the pin. The metal has a mid-green patina and is very worn. The brooch is 16.4mm long, 10.8mm wide, 8.1mm thick and weighs 3.3g.
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-C17ECB
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy dress hook of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1650. The dress hook is of Reads Class A, Type 1 being circular in plan with three attachment knops. The main plate has moulded relief and openwork decoration. The decoration comprises seven pellets forming a stylised six-petalled flower at the centre, set within two concentric linear circles with alternating pellets and transverse bands. Three rounded attachment loops project from the outer edge of the frame; two to either side of the integral rectangular eye and one to the opposite side. The reverse of the object …
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-C105FA
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete lead-alloy probable furniture fitting of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1900. The object was circular in plan, but is now broken along all edges and across its body, giving it an uneven sub-rectangular shape. In the centre is a protruding circular knop, attached to the body of the furniture fitting by a narrowed neck. The centre of the knop has a circular recess and traces of rounded lobes remain around its outer edge, suggesting a flower shape. The body of the furniture fitting is convex. Six ridges radiate from where the knop joins the body of the fitting, dividing the…
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-B0B357
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy harness fitting of late Iron Age date, c.200 BC - 50 AD. The fitting comprises four sub-ovate roundels arranged around a central square opening. An integral curvilinear strip of narrow rectangular sectioned copper-alloy diagonally divides the opening. Two of the sub-ovate roundels are pointed ovate with a central raised circular boss set within a deep circumferential recess. The rounded ends of these roundels form opposite sides of the frame for the square opening. The pointed ends project outward and are broken and worn. The nature of the breaks and wear s…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-AD5AFB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Three rim fragments from copper-alloy cooking vessels, dating from Medieval to post medieval period c. AD 1100-1850. The first fragment constitutes of an inner rim, whilst the outer surface is mostly flat. The fragment also appears to have been heavily burnt on the outside, whilst the inside maintains a mid-greenish appearance. The fragment is 35.4mm long, 37.1mm wide, 5.6mm thick and weighs 25.4g. The second fragment has a more pronounced rim, which is evident on the outer and inner surface and is blackened all over. The fragment is 35.1mm long, 41.3mm wide, 6.5mm thick and weighs 2…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-AD2014
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A mid fragment of a copper-alloy pot leg dating from the medieval to post-medieval period c. AD 1100-1850. The leg is trapezoidal in cross section and tapers downward. The outer surface is decorated with a central rib. There is an unidentifiable, irregular concretion on the inner and outer surface of the leg which appears to be burned on. The leg is likely to be one of three which would have supported a cooking vessel such as a cauldron or posnet. The leg is 27.4mm long, 22.2mm wide, 7mm thick and weighs 19.7g. These objects are very common metal detector finds and are often found h…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-ACEBA5
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Medieval seal matrix dating from AD 1200- 1400. It is a pedestal type seal with a circular face, and faceted reverse which narrows into the stem terminating in a circular loop which would have served as a suspension loop. The die is decorated with a central squirrel facing left, with a bushy tail. The legend reads I [CRAKE] NOTIS. The seal is 28.2mm long, 18.6mm in diameter and weighs 11.1g. Wildlife, particularly squirrels, hares and rabbits appear frequently on matrices of this type. Seal matrices of this type bearing imaginative legends in French or English…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-AC7477
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Medieval copper-alloy purse bar (1450-1500). Williams Class A1. The bar has a circular section with a single flat tab projecting from the bottom with two round holes, where the bag would have been hung. This fragment would have been one of two arms, which emerge from a central block, which may have been rectangular, rounded or decorated with animal heads which would appear to grip the arms. A small knop of this survives at one end which would have attached to the central block. The other end terminates in a constriction which would have attached to a loop. The bar is d…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-AC33C5
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A fragment of a Medieval copper-alloy purse bar (1450-1500). Williams Class A1. The bar has a circular section with a single flat tab projecting from the bottom with two round holes, where the bag would have been hung. This fragment would have been one of two arms, which emerge from a central block, which may have been rectangular, rounded or decorated with animal heads which would appear to grip the arms. The bar is decorated with a double strand lattice pattern which may have been inlaid with niello. The arm terminates at one end in a constriction which would have passed through a k…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-854BFB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval silver penny of Edward I (AD 1272-1307) dating to the period AD 1300-1301, of class 10ab1 and minted at London. Obverse depicts the bust of the king facing with the legend +EDWRRANGLDNShYB. Reverse has a long cross with three pellets in each quarter and the legend CIVI/TAS/LON/DON. It is worn and clipped. Diameter (max):17.9mm, weight: 0.7g
Created on: Monday 4th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-46C8C1
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy book clasp of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1450 - 1700. The object is sub-rectangular, with two D-shaped cutouts creating a narrowed centre. Projecting centrally from one end is a narrowed integral rectangular hook . The other end is straight with three irregularly positioned v-shaped cutouts. Two rivet holes are present, one inset slightly from the centre of the straight end and the other centrally where the plate widens towards the hooked end. The metal has a dark green/brown patina and is worn. The object is 49.2mm long, 21.5mm wide, 2.6mm thick a…
Created on: Friday 1st February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-463173
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy composite four-piece drawn sheet button of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500-1900. The button is spherical and consists of three rectangular sectioned sheet metal rings interlinked perpendicularly to one another to form a knot. Each ring is decorated with a stamped geometric meander scroll. The separate copper-alloy wire attachment shank is lost. The metal is green in colour and worn. The button is 11.3mm in diameter and weighs 1.3g. Buttons of this type are illustrated and discussed in Read (2010) p.127, number 499, and are tentatively dated to the c.16th cen…
Created on: Friday 1st February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-45B552
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy discoidal button of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600-1700. The button is circular in shape and flat. It is decorated with a flower motif consisting of approximately twelve petals joined by looped inner cusps. The flower is set within a beaded border. All other decorative detail is obscured by wear. Faint traces of gilding remain on the outer surface of the button. The reverse bears a central attachment for a separate embedded drawn copper-alloy wire shank, which is lost. The reverse is undecorated. The metal is brown in colour and worn. The button is 33.7mm…
Created on: Friday 1st February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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