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Record ID: SWYOR-2F0735
Object type: BOX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete circular hinged copper-alloy box containing a set of nested cup weights dating from the Post Medieval period, probably from the 16th or 17th century. The box is circular with sloping sides, so it is trapezoidal in section. Three sub-rectangular struts are situated on the upper side of the lid - two arranged in a V shape emerging from one side, and a single one in between the V from the other side. The single strut is riveted with two rivets whilst the double V-shaped struts each have a single rivet. The hinge for the lid is at the point where the double struts meet and desc…
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-2C8F1D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy Post Medieval token, probably dating form the 17th century. It is circular and both faces have the same design: a large central uppercase letter "R" surrounded by a double ring of pellets. A latin cross (or possibly a sword) is positioned at 9o'clock, straddling the inner circles of pellets. The "R" has a serif at both ends of the straight leg, and a slight swelling (knee) on the angled leg which ends with an angled serif. The token has a smooth green patina. It is probably a trade token. It is 21mm diameter, 1.1mm thick and 1.78g.
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-2C1FB8
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy jetton struck by Iorg Schultes of Nuremberg and dating from AD 1540 - 1551. It is a Lion of St Mark type. The surfaces are very worn and the jetton is pierced at about 12o'clock on the obverse. It measures 26.5mm diameter, 0.83mm thick and 2.93g. Obverse: winged lion of St. Mark of Venice, standing left, nimbate, holding Book of Gospels. '[...]SVCRGE'. Reverse: The Reichsapfel within a double tressure of three curves and three angles; in each outer angle, a large triangle. "IO SV [..] BG [...] SV trilobe". Mitchiner illustrates similar jettons by Iorg Schultes, but pr…
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-2B9BF7
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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An incomplete post medieval lead alloy whistle, probably dating from the 15th-16th century, but possibly later. Only part of the tube survives. It is circular in section and has a rectangular slot along one face. The sides are decorated with moulded patterns; transverse lines and ladder patterns are visible. Projecting form the face opposite the slot are the remains of moulded decoration and a round suspension loop. These elements are very similar to the whistle catalogued as number 216e on page 208 of Spencer, 1998. The whistle fragment is 30.4mm long, 12.7mm wide and 7.8mm thick. 7.…
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-2B5AE7
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A copper alloy seal matrix or die stamp of probable Post Medieval date, probably AD 1600 - 1800. It is a solid cylinder of copper alloy. One end has an incuse design of a central star surrounded by a ring of pellets and then a line border. The other end is slightly convex and slightly thickened. The cylinder is 25.4mm long, 11.1mm diameter flaring to 11.4mm diameter at the thicker end. 16.4g. The matrix may have been used to mark wax seals, or may be a stamp for lead tokens or cloth seals. The metal die may have been sent into a larger handle, or may even have been interchangeable wit…
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-2B07F2
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A copper alloy circular stud with an iron shank dating from the Post Medieval period, about AD 1600 - 1800. The stud, which may be a dress fitting or furnitue fitting, is a circular disc of copper alloy. The convex upper face is decorated with a central moulded star of six points, surrounded by a lozenge shaped frame, and bordered by a two lines across the face of the button. The reverse is probably concave but filled with corrosion. An iron shaft projects from the reverse has a surviving length of 11.4mm. The decorative button head has bent sideways so it is in the same plane as the s…
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-2ADC9E
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A hand-wrought copper alloy nail, probably dating from AD 1600-1800. It has a square convex head with slightly protruding flanges and a square shaft which tapers in one dimension from 6.1mm x 5.4mm to 5.1mm x 2.2mm at the tip.The top of the shaft is marked on one face with a diagonal line in relief. The nail is 70.2mm long, 9.2mm wide and 8.4mm thick. 11.51g. There is no accepted method of accurately dating hand made nails, but it is known that they continued in use into the nineteenth century. Illustrations of similar nails can be found in Hume, 1978, Artefacts of Colonial America, p…
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-2A67F3
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A complete cast copper-alloy "toy" cannon of Post Medieval date, probably about AD 1675 - 1725. The toy is described as if it were a functioning cannon. The cascable (or cascabel) and the cascabel button has a length of about 8.6mm. The base ring diameter is 9.7mm. Between the base ring and the astragal, the vent field has a length of 4.6mm and the circular vent itself has a diameter of 1.5mm. This vent is sometimes referred to as a 'touch-hole'. The trunnions are set about mid-way down the side of the barrel and are circular in cross-section. The trunnions sat in the top of the cheek…
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-297C91
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A Post Medieval silver coin; a half groat of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603), third issue, hand initial mark dating from AD 1589 - 1592. Minted at London. See North number 2016. The coin is 16.6mm diameter, 0.5mm thick and 0.87g.
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-1AA4F6
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast copper alloy (with a high lead content) pommel probably from a dagger or possibly from a sword, and dating form the Post Medieval period, about AD 1500 - 1700. The pommel has an oval base which is hollow and would have held the tang. It has an internral width of 25mm and thickness of 10.2mm. The two main faces are rectangular with a convex top. They are decorated with riedges and grooves, and across the curved top os a band of incised Xs, possibly with an inlay of niello or similar. There is the stub of a projection on each side face. One break is patinated and one is recent, re…
Created on: Wednesday 17th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 17th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-1A055B
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy toy in the form of a petronel dating from the Post Medieval period, AD 1600 - 1660. The barrel is oval in section and has a narrow, hollow bore with a touch-hole that would have allowed it to be fired. The barrel widens in width towards the butt, which bends away at approximately 45 degrees. Below the butt are the remains of a triangular trigger guard. The butt is missing and the outer end of the barrel has also broken away. The toy gun is 55.1mm long, 18.4mm wide, 7.3mm thick and is 9.3g. Toys such as this are based on the match-lock 'petronels' of the…
Created on: Wednesday 17th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-059238
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy Post Medieval buckle dating from about AD 1550 - 1650. It is double looped but one loop is missing. The break is patinated. It has vesica shaped loops with an expanded outer edge. There are slight knops at each end of the narrowed bar. The pin and plate are missing. Compare examples on page 61 of Whitehead's Buckles, especially number 365. The buckle is 26.5mm long, 26.9mm wide, 3mm thick. 4.19g. It has a dark grey patina (perhaps the remanants of a tin or while metal coating).
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-057EEF
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy Post Medieval buckle dating from about AD 1500 - 1650. It is double looped and has angled outer edges, and a knop at each end of the bar. The pin and plate are missing. The frame is slightly angled, so each loop projects forwards from the bar. Compare examples on page 54 of Whitehead's Buckles. The buckle is 30.1mm long, 19.6mm wide and 6.3mm thick. 3.5g. It has a light brown patina.
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-011263
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A Post Medieval Irish silver coin; a shilling of James I (1603 - 1625), Second issue (AD 1604 - 1607), rose initial mark dating from AD 1605 - 1606. See Spink's "Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands", number 6515 - 6516. The coin is 27.5mm diameter, 0.73mm thick and 3.54g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-FF3121
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A lead alloy powder flask cap. It has a circular pan (now distorted) with two loops at the top, now flattened. The casting seams are prominant. The cap probably dates from the 17th century (Courtney, P. 1988 'Small Arms Accessories of the mid Seventeenth Century' Finds Research Group Datasheet 11). It has a white patina and measures 30.2mm wide, 17.6mm high and 18mm thick. 14.45g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-F1C6E8
Object type: CANDLESTICK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper alloy Post Medieval candlestick dating from the 16th century. Only the socket and stem survive, the separate base being absent. The socket is slightly flared, wider at the top, and is 23.1mm diameter, 19.85mm internal diameter. It has two slots or rectangular openings in the sides, and the rim is missing. The surviving depth of the socket is 15.2mm deep. The stem is 11mm diameter and 54mm long. It has a projecting flange in the middle (17mm diameter) and another at the base. The bottom of the shaft has a short projection (12.3mm diameter, 5mm long) which would have fitted into…
Created on: Monday 15th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 15th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-F05D4E
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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A cast copper-alloy probable harness mount or pendant suspension mount of Post Medieval date, about AD 1500 - 1700. The harness mount is an openwork lozenge-shape with projecting trefoils on three corners; the last corned is missing. A projection from one end terminal was probable a suspension loop, based on comparison with more complete examples. A raised, lozenge-shaped central boss sits on a rectangular base connected at the corners to the midlengths of the outerframe. This leaves openwork holes which are trefoil or sub-heart-shaped. On the reverse, a bent integral spike projects …
Created on: Monday 15th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-F01B84
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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A Post Medieval silver coin; a half groat of the Commonwealth dating from AD 1649 - 1660. See North number 2728. It has a diameter of 15.02mm, 0.8mm thick, 0.81g. The coin seems to be clipped, or small of flan.
Created on: Monday 15th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 15th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-EFBC0A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kirklees
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An illegible silver hammered coin, possibly a Post Medieval three half pence of Elizabeth I, but too worn and corroded to be certain. A possible bust with a rose behind can be seen, and the coin does not appear to be a Medieval Short or Long cross type. The coin has a diameter of 17.1mm and is 1.1mm thick. 1.29g.
Created on: Monday 15th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 15th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-EF8699
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kirklees
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An extremely worn and bent post-medieval silver coin: a late 17th-century French coin probably of Louis XIV, uncertain mint and denomination. Compare WILT-51E242. This coin has been bent, into an S shape in the manner of a love token, and the design is almost entirely obliterated. The coin is 22.6mm diameter, 0.7mm thick and 1.92g.
Created on: Monday 15th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 15th December 2014
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