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06/22/2018 09:08 PM
An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy single-loop buckle (c. 1250-c. 1400).The pin is missing.This frame is oval in plan and is mainly 'D'-shaped in cross-section, flat at the rear.There are two moulded rounded cylindrical knobs either side of a recessed pin rest on the upper face of the swollen outside edge. The top and bottom edges are curved in plan. The bar is roughly square in cross-section. It is off-set and also recessed at both the top and bottom edge. This would allow either a leather strap or a metal buckle plate to be attached flush with the frame.This buckle frame has a coarse green surface.Length: 13.8mm; width: 18.9mm; thickness: 3.2mm. Weight: 1.34g.Compare with similar buckles: HESH-64C987; ESS-2D86A3 and ESS-F3A751.

06/22/2018 04:46 AM
Roman (c. 80-200) trumpet brooch: The copper alloy brooch head is oval with traces of two vertical perforated lugs on each side edge of the reverse. The axis bar, spring and pin is missing. On the upper edge of the bow head there is a trace of a head loop. The bow protrudes from the centre of the bow head and tapers on the upper portion. The bow head is decorated with a circular cell filled with blue enamel. The upper bow is decorated with a triple stranded ridges. The mid portion of the bow has a prominent semi-circular panel. This panel, on the outer face is decorated with a central ring and dot and either side of the annulet there is a small circular platform. The field around these motifs are filled with a shiny light green enamel or coating. The lower edge of the panel is broken where the bow would protrude. The brooch measures 24.86mm long, 15.87mm wide across the panel, and weighs 4.85g.Parallels can be found in Hattatt (2000, 329 Nos. 456 in particular and 457-458). Bayley and Butcher (2004, 170) mentions brooches such as this example were probably made in the north and north east workshops, based on their alloys, and probably date to the Antonine period, c. AD 138 to 180. Mackreth comments that in his study these type of brooches have a predominantly East Anglian distribution and date to the late first to 2nd century (Mackreth 2011, 126).This style of brooch with a semi-circular enamelled panel is the first to be recorded on the PAS database or based on Mackreths compilation, from the West Midlands. Mackreth classifies it as Chap. 5, Part 3, 3.3a Plate 86, similar to No. 14176.Bayley, J. and Butcher, S., 2004 Roman Brooches in Britain: A technological and Typological Study Based on the Richborough Collection London: Society of AntiquariesHattatt, R. 2000. A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches. Oxbow Books., OxfordMackreth, D. F. 2011 Brooches in Late Iron Age and Roman BritainVolume 1 Oxford: Oxbow Books

06/22/2018 03:26 AM
Four Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age flint scrapers, probably dating to c. 3,300-1,600BC. 1. A thumbnail scraper worked from a reused primary or secondary flake of grey-brown flint; cortex covers those areas of the dorsal face which do not exhibit retouch, c. 60%. The flake has no clear point or bulb of percussion, with one facet of the dorsal face at the proximal end and the ventral face much more heavily patinated, suggesting the reuse of an older tool. The dorsal face exhibits long, scalar retouch, abrupt along the left edge, becoming semi-abrupt at the distal end and right edge. Length 20.4mm; width 20.9mm; 8.0mm; weight 4.60g.2. A scraper worked from a reused secondary flake, of pale brown translucent flint with the ventral face and central dorsal facets patinated white; a small amount (c. 10%) of the dorsal face is covered by cortex, at the distal end. The proximal end has been lost to an unpatinated break. A removal, struck from the scar of this break has removed the original right edge of the flake on the doral face. The left edge exhibits Semi-abrupt, long scalar retouch, also unpatinated. 27.4mm; 16.9 mm 8.0mm; weight 3.75g.3. A scraper worked on a tertiary flake of mottled grey-black flint, a small area of white patina at the proximal end of the ventral face suggests further reuse of older material. A relatively pronounced bulb of percussion survives at the proximal end, with a relatively large bulbar scar. The right edge of the dorsal face exhibits crude, scalar low angle retouch. length 29.7mm; width 19.6mm; thickness 5.5mm; weight 3.47g4. A small retouched flint flake exhibiting low angle, covering, sub-parallel retouch on both faces, but with the the scars being heavily patinated. The distal end is lost to a patinated break. A small area of probable retouch breaks the patina on the left edge, short, scalar, semi abrupt, however on the opposite edge this is less clearly retouch and both may be post-depositional. length 19.9mm; width 15.8mm; thickness 2.1mm; weight 0.77g.5. Small flake of debitage, a secondary flake of mottled grey-brown flint, cortex remains along the right dorsal edge. No retouch. A relatively diffuse bulb of percussion survives at the proximal end. length 21.1mm; width 10.0mm; thickness 4.0mm; weight 0.76g.The relatively crude knapping and extensive evidence for reuse of older material would suggest a later Prehistoric date.

06/22/2018 02:39 AM
An incomplete silver Sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Milled issue. Long cross fourcée reverse over squared shield. London mint. AD 1561-1571.Diameter: 19.76mm, Thickness: 0.93mm, Weight: 1.9g.North Vol II, P 138, No 2024-2031

06/22/2018 02:32 AM
A complete silver Halfpenny of Henry VII (AD 1485-1509). North standard type G. Withers type 3c. Long cross fourcée reverse with three pellets in each quadrant. London mint.Diameter: 12.74mm, Thickness: 0.68mm, Weight: 0.4g.North Vol II, P 103, No 1735.

06/22/2018 02:20 AM
An irregular cast lead die of uncertain, Roman to post-medieval, date (c.AD 43 - 1800). The die is oblong in shape (rather than a cube, suggesting it is probably home-made) with incuse dots indicating the values of each side. The die measures 10.3mm by 9.4mm by 8.0mm and weighs 6.87g. The opposing longer, wider faces are 6 and 5; the longer, shorter faces are 3 and 2; the short ends are 1 and 4. None of these faces add up to seven so it does not conform to a 'regular' known pattern. Opposing faces adding to seven becomes common during the medieval and especially post-medieval period with a gradual increase in standardistion, particular from the 16th century when this becomes an almost invariable practice (Egan 1997:1) but irregular dice of other arangements, particular home made or false ones continue to be found into the post-medieval period (ibid).

06/22/2018 02:12 AM
A complete silver Halfgroat of Henry VIII (AD 1509-1547). Second bust, Second coinage. Long cross fourceé over squared shield reverse. York Mint. AD 1526-1544.Diameter: 18.80mm, Thickness: 0.89mm, Weight: 1.1g.The coin has been bent into an 'S' shapeNorth Vol II, P 112, No 1812.

06/22/2018 02:06 AM
An incomplete post-medieval (1500-1800) copper alloy strap fitting with three integral flat bent spikes to the reverse. It is C-shaped in cross-section being hollow and concave to the reverse and convex to the front. In shape the base of the object is semi-circular (it is at the corners and from the centre of the curved edge that the bent spikes extend). From the straight edge is a short projection, extending into a pelat-shape with faceted edges. The apex of this is missing (old break). The object has a smooth, shiny, dark brown patina. It measures 37.8mm in length, 37.2mm in max.width, 1.3mm in thickness, 8.1mm in max depth and weighs 11.16g.

06/22/2018 01:58 AM
A fragment of a copper alloy Nummus of Magnentius (350-353 AD). Reece Period 18. Uncertain reverse type. Uncertain mint.Length: 28.27mm, Width: 15.15mm, Thickness: 2.42mm, Weight: 4.8g.The retained portion of the coin represents approximately 45% of the coin.

06/22/2018 01:45 AM
Medieval coin: silver penny of Alexander III of Scotland (1249-1286) minted in Berwick by Willem. . First Coinage (Long Cross and Stars 1250-c. 1280). Seaby No.5043, Type III.

06/22/2018 01:45 AM
A complete copper alloy Jetton of Hans Krauwinckel II (AD 1586-1635). Rose orb reverse type. Minted Nuremburg.Diameter: 26.41mm, Thickness: 0.79mm, Weight: 1.5g.The coin is missing a portion of its outer flan and there is a 45 degree bend between 12-4 O'clock.Mitchiner, Vol I, P 437, No 1509.

06/22/2018 01:37 AM
A complete copper alloy Farthing of Charles II (AD 1645-1685). Crowned harp reverse. Uncertain mint. Diameter: 16.69mm, Thickness: 0.57mm, Weight: 0.4g.

06/22/2018 01:27 AM
A reduced silver Roman Siliqua of Julian (AD 355-363), dating to the period AD 360-363. (Reece period 18). Reverse type VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X within a wreath. Mint of Lugdunum.Cf. RIC VIII, P 195, No 230Diameter: 15.85mm, Thickness: 1.67mm, Weight: 2.1g.

06/22/2018 12:49 AM
A Medieval silver penny of Henry V (AD 1413-1422). Class C, D, or F. Minted in York. North (1991: 71) no. 1400-1401, 1403.

06/22/2018 12:46 AM
An incopper alloy Roman radiate of Gallienus, dating to the period AD 260-268 (Reece period 13). DIANAE CONS AVG reverse type depicting antelope standing left.The coin is missing a small portion of its outer flan at 10'Oclock.Diameter: 17.75mm, Thickness: 1.67mm, Weight: 1.8g.

06/22/2018 12:40 AM
An incomplete copper alloy Nummus of Uncertain Emperor (AD 296-402). Uncertain reverse type. Uncertain mint.Diameter: 16.74mm, Thickness: 2.14mm, Weight: 1.3g.The coin is missing portions of its outer flan and reverse surface.

06/22/2018 12:16 AM
A Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative initial T-shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 50-100. The brooch survives largely complete, missing only its pin and with the catchplate incomplete due to abrasion. At the head of the brooch the wings survive to a width of 24.6mm, these are cylindrical; retaining a copper alloy axis bar in situ, and with a sub-rectangular slot cut into the reverse to accomodate a hinged pin. The wings are c. 4.1mm in diameter, with the reverse of the left wing partially lost. The bow projects from the head with a width of 6.7mm, and is broadly plano-convex in cross-section, c. 4.9mm thick, becoming more rounded down its length and tapering into a pointed, unelaborated foot. The bow is undecorated, but with a possible moulded knop at the point of inflection. An unperforated catchplate projects from the reverse, incomplete due to an abraded break. Dimensions: length 42.6mm; width 24.6mm; maximum thickness 5.3mm; weight 5.45g.The form, simple relief cast decoration and lack of head loop all suggest an identification as an Initial T-shaped brooch, dated to the Flavian period by Bayley & Butcher (2004).

06/21/2018 10:34 PM
A complete Medieval silver long cross penny of Henry III (1216-1272), minted by Henri at London. Class 5a, 1250-1256 (North 1994: 226, ref: 991).Obverse: hENRICVS REX III; Crowned bust facing with sceptre.Reverse: hEN/RIO/NLV/[ ] (EN ligated); Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant.Diameter: 18.2mm. Weight: 1.50g. DA=12:9.North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

06/21/2018 10:32 PM
An incomplete and very worn post-Medieval silver sol-piece of Louis XIV of France (1643-1715), dating to the period c. 1702-1708.Obverse: [LVD XIIII D G FR ET NA REX] (or similar); [Laureate and draped head of Louis XIV facing right].Reverse: [DOMINE SALVVM FAC REGEM]; Crown above crossed sceptre, hand of Justice and three fleur-de-lis.Length: 18.7mm; width: 12.0mm. Weight: 0.51g. DA=12:6.

06/21/2018 09:36 PM
An incomplete Medieval iron barbed and socketed arrowhead, dating 13th-14th century. The arrow head has a triangular blade and a circular socket. The blade section tapers very gradually from the socket to the point, with barbs at the socket end which extend over the socketed section. The central spine is subtle and not well pronounced. One of the barbs is damaged and missing a small section from the blade edge.Similar examples on the database are GLO-BF0875, SF-5A266B and LON-ECF872.Dimensions: length: 52.55mm; width: 14.99mm; thickness: 4.74mm; weight: 9.03g.