All finds recorded in the Parliamentary constituency of North Warwickshire

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Record ID: WMID-E42DC3
Object type: TOY
Broad period: MODERN
County: Staffordshire
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A cast lead-alloy handle from a toy pistol of modern date, probably dating from the 19th century. The pistol had an iron firing mechanism, though this and most of the barrel are now missing. There is moulded floral decoration on each side of the handle, which was cast in two pieces. Length, 88.6 mm; width, 11.04 mm; weight 85.2 grams. It has a worn grey/brown patina with traces of iron corrosion around the areas of the now missing firing mechanism.
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 19th February 2013
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Record ID: WMID-E3A476
Object type: EWER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A cast copper-alloy zoomorphic spout from a 15th-century pedestal-base ewer. In profile it is curved, terminating at the pouring spout in a moulded dog's head. The mouth of the dog is wide open, with an integral short tube protruding. The head is slightly angular, with a sub-rectangular ear on each side of the head; the ears protrude upwards above the crown of the head (although one is broken). The reverse of the spout curves downwards, and is open. The surface of the spout has a dark green patina with areas of brown where the surface metal survives. The spout has maximum dimensions o…
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2011
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Record ID: WMID-E32646
Object type: EWER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy zoomorphic spout from a 15th-century pedestal-base ewer. In profile it is curved, terminating at the pouring spout in a moulded dog's head. The mouth of the dog is wide open, with an integral short tube protruding. The head is slightly angular, with a sub-rectangular ear on each side of the head; the ears protrude upwards above the crown of the head. The reverse of the spout curves downwards, and is open. The surface of the spout has a dark green patina with large areas of paler green from copper corrosion. On one side there is a scuff mark which has given the spou…
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2011
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Record ID: WMID-E29C41
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A cast medieval lead alloy spindle whorl, hexafoil in shape. It measures 30.44 mm in diameter, 10.23 mm thick with a weight of 33.4 grams. The whorl has a deep grey patina. It has a slight casting ridge along its edge and the main body is made up of six protruding bumps on each side, slightly off-set from one another, which appear sub triangular from above and trapezoidal from the side. The whorl has a central hole, approximately 11 mm in diameter. Similar examples are recorded on this database as LEIC-ED00D3 and WMID-113010.
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2011
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2012
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Record ID: WMID-4F1B23
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy object, possibly a strap fitting or a clasp for attachment. The object has a semi-circular plate at one end with a separate copper-alloy rivet still attached. From the straight side of the plate emerges an oval sectioned shank which terminates in a globular knop, which may have slotted into an aperture for attachment. The patina of the object, a rough green with areas of purple brown is perhaps suggestive of a medieval or post-medieval date, although a precise function and date are at this point uncertain. It measures 27.21 mm long, 24.58 mm wide, 9.07 mm thick and…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2012
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Record ID: WMID-E7E4D2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead bi-conical spindle whorl of probable medieval date. The whorl has a central perforation for the spindle which measures 10.9 mm in diameter, whilst the whorl itself measures 27.85 mm in diameter and is 13.13 mm thick. It weighs 41.1 grams. The whorl is worn, but cast decoration is visible on both sides, taking the form of an abstract linear pattern. The whorl has a pale cream to brown patina and is quite worn.
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2011
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2011
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Record ID: WMID-E04DF1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead cloth seal of post-medieval date, probably 16th or 17th century. The seal is sub-circular with the remains of a protrusion emerging from the reverse which would have linked the seal to a companion disc, folded and attached to cloth for sale. The front is inscribed with the letters [S]EARCH[ED], meaning that the cloth has been quality checked. Below, there are the Roman numerals XVII[I?], relating to the length of the cloth. There are also some letters at the top of the seal, although these are indistinct. They may be WX...? Cf. Egan 1994 p.78 and p.181 no.204 & p.86 and p.…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2011
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2011
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Record ID: WMID-D25D17
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy purse frame of post-medieval, 16th century date. The frame is made up of two components. A rectangular suspension loop which is attached to a horizontal bar via a waisted lug which protrudes through a circular hole in the bar. Below the rectangular loop there is a moulded triple collar. The horizontal bar is symmetrical, each arm being waisted and terminating in a knop, waisted for attachment of the purse strings. There is a moulded collar to each side of the central perforation. On the underside of the bar there is a further integrally cast bar. The purse frame m…
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2011
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Record ID: WMID-D1D2B4
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy broken forked spacer from a composite medieval strap end, dating from circa 1300 to 1450 AD. The strap end terminates in an acorn shaped, collared knop. The spacer is forked, but is missing most of one of its prongs. The front and rear back plates from the strap end are both missing. It has a dark green patina, with some solder remaining on both sides for attachment of the plates. Length, 58.39 mm; width 19.48 mm; thickness, 4.9 mm; weight 6.5 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Record ID: WMID-D16B77
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy late Bronze Age socketed Axehead. The axehead is complete but suffers from severe pitting from copper corrosion. The socket is sub-square in shape and measures approximately 24.4 mm by 24.4 mm. The body of the axehead is rectangular in plan, flaring at the blade. It is triangular in profile, tapering from 31.6 mm wide at the socketed end to 1.4 mm at the tip of the blade. A slight collar is visible just prior to the socket. One side has a semi-circular attachment loop and a casting flash is visible on this side also. The casting flash is more pronounced on the oppo…
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Record ID: WMID-A89C71
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and incomplete Roman Polden Hill type bow brooch of the first to second century AD. The brooch has open semi-cylindrical wings and semi circular mouldings on the bow, just below the head, making identification of type possible. The pin mechanism is entirely missing, as is the lower part of the bow. The brooch measures 28.61 mm across the wings, 17.5 mm thick from the back of the bow to the wings, and is 23.81 mm long. It weighs 11.4 grams. It has a dark green to black patina and has been conserved with preservative wax.
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: WMID-A6B601
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy ring of uncertain date. Such rings may have been used for many different purposes, often presumably for strap attachment on personal and horse trappings. Such rings are undiagnostic when discovered outside a dated archaeological context and so the precise function and date of this example remains obscure. It measures 19.92 mm in diameter, 2.31 mm thick and weighs 1.5 grams. It has a worn green patina.
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2011
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2011
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Record ID: WMID-A4EAA5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead sub-oval weight, very possibly a spindle whorl, of uncertain date. The weight is plano-convex and irregularly shaped. It has a central sub-circular perforation which measures approximately 6.5 mm in diameter. The weight measures 18.9 mm long, 16.92 mm wide, 8.81 mm high and 12.3 grams in weight. It has a cream to white patina.
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2011
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2011
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Record ID: WMID-A49EE5
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast one-piece post-medieval copper-alloy animal bell (crotal), probably dating from the 17th or 18th centuries AD. The bell is biconical with a rectangular suspension loop. It has two sub-circular sound holes, one either side of the loop, on the top, and two sub-oval sound holes at either end of a linear perforation. The loose clapper is complete and still moves freely within the bell. A rib runs around the centre of the bell, where the two halves meet. The bell has a diameter of 26.95 mm and is 30.74 mm high. It weighs 18.0 grams. It has a dark green patina with areas of wear.
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2011
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2011
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Record ID: WMID-687994
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Rose farthing of Charles I (1625-1649). The coin is quite worn, although it is probably of Type I.
Created on: Friday 20th May 2011
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2011
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Record ID: WMID-682F33
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver post-medieval penny of Henry VII or VIII, probably the former, and probably minted by Bishop John Sherwood at Durham between 1484 and 1494 AD. However, the coin is damaged and worn and so determining this with certainty is difficult.
Created on: Friday 20th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2012
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Record ID: WMID-4F94C3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast bronze Iron Age 'potin' of Thurrock type, depicting a helmeted head facing left on the obverse and and a butting bull on the reverse. Similar to Hobbs numbers 660-667. Dating of these coins is not secure, though based upon the chronology of the cast 'Massalia imitation' coins of central Gaul (which imitated cast bronze coins of the Greek colony of Massalia at Marseilles), the coins are thought to date from the late second to early first century BC (Hobbs 1996, 16-17). The find of this coin in Staffordshire is unusual as they circulated predominantly in the south east of the cou…
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Record ID: WMID-4E21F6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn copper-alloy Roman sestertius of an uncertain Empress, dating from the second or third century AD.
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Record ID: WMID-792F75
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy suspension harness mount of medieval, 14th century date. The mount consists of two sub-rectangular loops with an extension at one end. Viewed from the side, each loop measures approximately 20mm x 10mm. Both loops are sub-rectangular in cross-section. The loops are joined by a central bridge which forms an elongated oval-shape when viewed from above. This part is pierced at the centre with a circular perforation. The perforation formerly accommodated a rotating stem that held a banner or pendant at its outer end. The extension has a length of about 21.2 mm, a m…
Created on: Monday 9th May 2011
Last updated: Monday 9th May 2011
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Record ID: WMID-78BC91
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular lead fitting of possible medieval date. There is a groove running across the object on the reverse, along with traces of an iron attachment stud. The front has a central moulded design of a central raised pellet around which there are four triangular indentations, perhaps intended to represent flower petals. It is possible that these were once filled (perhaps with enamel?), although no traces of any settings remain. The object measures 21.53 mm in diameter, 7.99 mm thick and weighs 22.7 grams. It has a cream to white patina, with areas of a deep brown.
Created on: Monday 9th May 2011
Last updated: Monday 9th May 2011
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