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Record ID: SWYOR-AB7D75
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast copper alloy, strap slide or strap loop type of strap fitting dating probably from the 17th century. The decorative front plate is lozenge shaped with a trefoil or fleur de lis terminal at each end. The front is moulded, though pitting now obscures most of the design. Projecting from the reverse at the narrowest points are the two stubs of rectangular sectioned integral attachments which probably originally formed a rectangular loop, though this is now broken. The reverse is plain. The metal has a grey green patina, pitted to reveal red metal. The mount is 27.27mm long, 9.28mm w…
Created on: Tuesday 30th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 30th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-AB4527
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast copper alloy, dress hook of Medieval or early post-Medieval date, AD 1450 - 1550. There is a circular, domed central plate with a trapezoidal attachment loop at the top and a curved hook depending from the bottom. The tip of the hook is missing. The plate carries the moulded letters IHS within a border of small, oval pellets. The underside of the central plate is concave; the remainder of the underside is flat. The tag has a smooth, dark brown patina with some red discolouration. It is 34.1mm long, 13.25mm wide, 3.4mm thick and 2.42g. Compare database record IOW-0A9AC6 which ci…
Created on: Tuesday 30th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 30th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-A755F5
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A lead alloy bag seal of late Medieval or Post Medieval date. The incomplete seal is sub-circular in plan and sub-rectangular in section, and has slots running through it from side to side to accommodate the cord. One face is marked with a square topped shield decorated with a central plain cross with a cluster of pellets in each upper angle. The other face has a complex but faint mark, probably a merchant's mark, seeming based around the initials TM ligated. There are further clusters of pellets at the sides. The seal probably dates from about AD 1400 - 1600, based on the dating of fi…
Created on: Tuesday 30th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 30th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-A69E3B
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A copper alloy miniature cauldron; a toy, dating from the Medieval or Post Medieval period. The vessel is a miniature tripod cauldron. It is circular, with a flaring rim, waisted neck, and bulbous body with a flat base. There are the remains of three legs projecting from the base. One is complete, one is detatched and one is missing. The legs are pentagonal in section and have an out-turned foot and a transverse ridge across the ankle. The vessel has two diametrically opposed loop handles attached to the rim and shoulder. The cauldron has a grey green colour. It is 33.48mm tall, 25.4mm…
Created on: Tuesday 30th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 30th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-970803
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A silver Post Medieval coin; a sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 - 1603), third issue (AD 1583 - 1603), dated AD 1602. The initial mark is illegible. The coin is 25.3mm diameter, 0.75mm thick, 2.7g. See North number 2015.
Created on: Monday 29th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 29th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-96CA1E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A silver Post Medieval coin; a penny of Charles I (AD 1625 - 1649), uncertain type, but with an inner circle on the obverse only (Group D, E or G).The initial mark is illegible. The coin is 14.5mm diameter, 0.48mm thick, 0.41g. See North number 2269, 2271, 2272, or 2273.
Created on: Monday 29th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 29th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-92474B
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A post medieval copper alloy socketed handle of a whittle tang knife decorated in the style of "Stuart" enamels and dating from AD 1640 - 1680. The knife handle is made in two pieces which are soldered together, leaving a hollow cavity for the iron knife tang, of which only corroded traces survive. The handle is of sub-rectangular section and widens at the terminal end where there are four moulded round apertures. The handle then tapers to a knopped terminal. The broad sides are decorated with symmetrical moulded foliate and floriate decoration inlaid with enamel. White enamel and blue…
Created on: Monday 29th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 29th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-424535
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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A cast copper alloy, trapezoidal shoe buckle of post-Medieval date, about AD 1660 - 1720. The buckle is slightly curved and has concave sides with scrollwork flanking a central, rounded knop that is drilled to take a separate, ferrous spindle. The outer edge of each loop is engraved with ten radiating, transverse grooves, the central groove being slightly deeper to act as a pin rest. The central portion of the outer edge of each loop is further extended and flattened into a flange. The edges of these extensions carry a decoration of five small oblique grooves. The spindle and pin are b…
Created on: Thursday 25th September 2014
Last updated: Thursday 25th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-283402
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast copper alloy dress hook (hooked tag) of Post-Medieval date, AD 1550 - 1700. The body is oval in shape, with an integral, trapezoidal attachment loop at one end and a backward curved hook, tapering to a point, at the other. The underside of the body is concave and the upper side carries a design in relief of a female bust facing left within a beaded border. The design is correct when the hook is at the top. The tag has a rough, light green patina. It is 35.2mm long, 13.1mm wide and 7mm thick. It weighs 2.51gm. Similar hooks can be found on the database; see for example reference…
Created on: Wednesday 24th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 24th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-027548
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A silver Russian coin; a Wire Kopeck of Tsar Ivan IV Vasiljevich (Ivan The Terrible) (1547 - 1584), dating from the 1560s. This type of coin was hammered from pieces of wire, explaining the oval shape. They are commonly struck partially off the flan. It was minted at Pskov. See: http://www.metaldetectingworld.com/photogalary/wire_%20money/pages/35_kopek_ivanIV.htm The coin is 13.28mm long, 11.05mm wide and 0.86mm thick. 0.61g.
Created on: Wednesday 10th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-ED8AB5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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A post-Medieval silver coin: a first issue groat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dating from AD 1558 - 61. The initial mark is illegible. It is 22.7mm in diameter and 0.5mm thick. It weighs 1.49gm. Reference: North, volume 2, page 133, number 1986.
Created on: Tuesday 9th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 9th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-EC6A5F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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A post-Medieval silver coin: a penny of the Commonwealth, dating from AD 1649 - 1660. It is 13.3mm in diameter and 0.6mm thick. It weighs 0.53gm. Reference: North, volume 2, page 206, number 2729.
Created on: Tuesday 9th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 9th September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-5DAC32
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A post-Medieval silver coin: a three halfpence of Elizabeth I (1558- 1603), second issue, dated 1574, eglantine initial mark. It is 15.2mm in diameter and 0.6mm thick. It weighs 0.72gm. See North, volume 2, page 135, number 2000.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-5D91DC
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A cast iron spherical artefact, possibly a Post Medieval cannon ball, but more probably a Post Medieval to Modern crushing ball from stone crushing equipment, a mill, a bearing or a similar industrial device. The weight and size at 2.75 inches and 2lb 13 oz. fall half-way between the parameters for two known types of cannon, the Minion (3.5 inch bore, 4 lb ball) and the falcon (2.5 inch bore, 2lb ball). It is 70.1 mm in diameter and weighs 1277gm. The ball is very regular and the metal is in good condition.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-5D60A4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A post-Medieval silver coin: a threepence of James II (1685 - 1688), dated 1686. It is 16.8mm in diameter and 0.9mm thick. It weighs 0.9gm. See Spink, 2003, Coins of England and the United Kingdom, page 321, number 3415.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-5D3F15
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Barnsley
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A cast, copper alloy artefact, probably a Post Medieval dress fastener or toggle dating from about AD 1600 - 1800. The date and function of objects of this form are debated, it being either a Late Iron Age or Roman cosmetic pestle, or a Post Medieval clothing fastener toggle. It consists of a rounded body in the shape of a pointed oval, circular in section, from one side of which extends a short, oval-sectioned shaft ending in a pair of rings positioned side by side. The ends of the button part are worn. The fastener has a light green patina. It is 25.5mm long, 20.1mm wide and 7.5mm t…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-DB246B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A gold finger ring of Post Medieval date, about AD 1650 - 1750. The bezel is oval and is set with a faceted clear gem (possibly rock crystal). The base of the setting is lined with black enamel in oblong cells decorating the underside of the bezel; each of these cells has a white enamel dot at the base. The central setting is bordered by a zigzag band round the edge of the bezel. The hoop is D shaped in section and the shoulders are also decorated with black enamel, this time forming the background to a foliate pattern. No maker's marks or inscription is visible. The internal diameter…
Created on: Wednesday 27th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 28th August 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-DA9B9B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A post-Medieval silver coin: a sixpence of Elizabeth I dated 1601, third issue, London mint, initial mark numeral 1. It is 25.5mm in diameter and 0.6mm thick. It weighs 2.85gm. Reference: North, volume 2, page 137, number 2015.
Created on: Wednesday 27th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 27th August 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-DA08AB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A post-Medieval silver coin: a second coinage halfpenny of James I, escallop mintmark, dating from AD 1606 - 1607. It is 10mm in diameter and 0.5mm thick. It weighs 0.19gm. See North number 2107.
Created on: Wednesday 27th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 27th August 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-D9F4EA
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Part of a cast copper alloy artefact, probably a seal-top spoon of post-Medieval date, about AD 1525 - 1675. The fragment consists of the knop which is a flat, expanded disc, beneath which is a double collar, a narrow waist, and then an inverted pear-shaped moulding. The remainder of the handle and the bowl of the spoon has broken away and is missing. The artefact has a dark brown patina. It is 30.9mm long and 12.5mm in diameter around the base. It weighs 7.31gm. It could also be interpreted as a pipe tamper. Homer, in Five Centuries of Base Metal Spoons (1975), categorises this type …
Created on: Wednesday 27th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 27th August 2014
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