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02/17/2018 10:36 AM
IOW-70F69B KEY (LOCKING) MEDIEVAL
A complete Medieval copper-alloy casket key formed of folded sheet (c. 1250-c. 1375).The sheet was cut and perforated at one end to form the bow and cut at the other end to form a simple bit. The bow is rounded with a circular perforation and two small rounded protrusions at the top and small nicks at the base. It continues at an angle on the underside of the shank stopping short of the bit. The rolled shank is oval in cross-section and open at the bit end. The bit is formed of symmetrical clefts, two rectangular tabs.This key is reddish brown and overlying green with flecks of a green patina.Length: 26.0mm; width: 10.6mm; thickness: 4.1mm. Weight: 2.05g.A similar casket key can be found illustrated in Egan (1998, 116; ref. 314), although of all those keys published in this London volume this is the only example not to have been cast. Interestingly, a far higher proportion of sheet keys were found at the site of Meols on the Wirral coast where they were thought to be local replacements for lost or broken cast examples (Griffiths et al. 2008, 167).Very similar keys have been recorded on The Portable Antiquities Scheme database. See finds: BH-17BB72; DENO-128976; HAMP-433; HAMP-708E91; HAMP-7D8E91; LVPL-29633E; NMS-066535; NMS-3B0CE4; SUR-740A33 and SUR-8B65C6.Egan, G. 1998. The Medieval Household Daily Living c.1150-c.1450. Medieval finds from Excavations in London 6. London. Museum of London: The Stationery Office.Griffiths, D. Philpott, R. A. and Egan, G. 2007. Meols. The Archaeology of the North West Wirral Coast: Oxford. Oxford University School of Archaeology.

02/16/2018 04:48 AM
NMS-70B4B5 HARNESS MOUNT POST MEDIEVAL
Post-medieval white-metal coated copper alloy lozengiform harness mount or stud with a central square-sectioned attachment shank or spike on the reverse. Close to Read 2016, no. 252. Length and width 27 and 20.7mm. Thickness, excluding shank, 2mm. Length of shank 13mm. 16th century. Finder's no. 427

02/16/2018 04:32 AM
NMS-706E03 BUCKLE MEDIEVAL
Distorted, incomplete and abraded front part of a medieval rectangular buckle plate with two rivet holes at the inside edge. The outside and the fold have been lost. Decoration, within an engraved border that curves inwards to avoid the rivet holes, comprises a large saltire-shaped cell. This has lost all inlaid material and is cut by the break. In each angle an engraved saltire forms a triangle with the border. No gilding has survived. Extant length 31mm. Width 18.3mm. 13th - 14th century.Finder's no. 426

02/16/2018 04:12 AM
WMID-6FB3A2 TOKEN POST MEDIEVAL
A lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is circular in plan. The obverse depicts a six petalled flower, Powell Type 1 (Symbolic Petalled Flower) The reverse face is flat and un-decorated. The token has a cream to grey coloured patina across all surfaces which also has areas of abrasion.Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be Post Medieval in date (1500-1850 AD), those which seem to mimic Medieval penny designs are deemed to be Medieval, the remainder which carry stylised designs remain difficult to date but the majority are probably Post Medieval in date c.1500-1800. Powell (2012) comments that Type 1, 31, and 3 are designs which were commonly made stock and occur in large quantities, dating to the late 16th to mid 19th centuries.The token measures 23.2 mm diameter, is 2.7 mm thick and weighs 10.1 grams

02/16/2018 04:05 AM
NMS-701064 VESSEL MEDIEVAL
Foot of a medieval to post-medieval cast cooking vessel, heavily sooted except across the break. The front is convex, the reverse concave. There is an ill-defined transverse rib above the rounded terminal which lacks "toes". Length 33mm. Width 29mm. Thickness 13mm. Weight 53.06g. 14th - 17th century.Finder's no. 425

02/16/2018 03:58 AM
NMS-6FF5D9 VESSEL MEDIEVAL
Foot of a medieval to post-medieval cast cooking vessel, sub-triangular in cross-section and tapering to a flat end. At the upper end is the surfaces continue slightly beyond the break, the surface of which is uneven. It is likely that the whole piece is a repair and that the upper end, rather than broken, is a mortis. Length 43mm. Width 30 - 15.5mm. Thickness 15 - 10mm. Weight 63.53g. 14th - 17th century.Finder's no. 423

02/16/2018 03:46 AM
NMS-6FAB58 PURSE MEDIEVAL
Incomplete medieval copper alloy L- or angular C-sectioned pendent frame from a purse, broken at both ends, with two attachment holes. The front face is engraved with a diagonal double-line lattice in which no niello has survived. One end is distorted. On the edges of the reverse near the other end there are two opposed pairs of notches and two single. Extant length c.60mm. c.1450 - c.1500.Finder's no. 422

02/16/2018 03:37 AM
WMID-6F1711 TOKEN POST MEDIEVAL
A lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is circular in plan. The upper face is decorated with a cast design comprising of three raised pellets. There is an outline of a fourth pellet which is now worn. The reverse face is flat and un-decorated. The token has a cream coloured patina across all surfaces which also has areas of abrasion.Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be Post Medieval in date (1500-1850 AD), those which seem to mimic Medieval penny designs are deemed to be Medieval, the remainder which carry stylised designs remain difficult to date but the majority are probably Post Medieval in date c.1500-1800. Powell (2012) comments that Type 1, 31, and 3 are designs which were commonly made stock and occur in large quantities, dating to the late 16th to mid 19th centuries.The token measures 15.4 mm diameter, is 1.9 mm thick and weighs 11.1 grams

02/16/2018 03:19 AM
NMS-6F6582 BUCKLE MEDIEVAL
Incomplete medieval double loop buckle with separate strap loop dating to the period c. AD 1350 - 1450. The outer edge is expanded with a central notched pin rest. The rectangular strap loop terminates in two old breaks. See: Whitehead, R, 2003, p. 87, nos. 540 & 541.

02/16/2018 03:19 AM
NMS-6F650A BUTTON POST MEDIEVAL
Post-medieval copper alloy button comprising a solid bi-convex head and an integral non-drilled loop. Diameter 12 - 13mm. Length 16.5mm. 16th century.Finder's no. 419

02/16/2018 03:14 AM
NMS-6F4FAB HARNESS MOUNT POST MEDIEVAL
Post-medieval white-metal coated copper alloy harness mount with a pair of integral, oval sectioned attachment spikes on the reverse and rather ill-defined moulded, probably foliar, ornament on the front face. Similar to Read 2001, no. 294. Length and width 26.3 and 11.4mm. Thickness (excluding spikes) 2.7mm. 17th century.Finder's no. 417

02/16/2018 03:00 AM
NMS-6F186F PLUMB BOB UNKNOWN
Conical lead plumb bob of unknown date. The abraded surfaces suggest that it is not recent, a post-medieval date is most likely. The upper surface is slightly concave and an iron wire or narrow bar extends down from it through the centre for the full length. Length or height 31mm. Diameter 17.5mm. Weight 36.95g.Finder's no. 413

02/16/2018 02:53 AM
NMS-6EF14F BUCKLE MEDIEVAL
Incomplete medieval to post medieval copper alloy double loop buckle dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1650. The central strap bar has a small knop at either end. Projecting from one side is a D-shaped knop with angled outer edge. The other loop is missing. See: Whitehead, R, 2003, p. 55, no. 314 & 315.

02/16/2018 02:53 AM
WMID-6E7497 COIN MEDIEVAL
A medieval silver penny of Edward I (A.D. 1272 - 1307). North 1071, Class 1a. Dating to 1296/7. Mint of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. North (1712, 39). The coin is 19.27mm in diameter, 0.98mm thick and weighs 1.4g.

02/16/2018 02:36 AM
NMS-6EC5F3 BUCKLE MEDIEVAL
Medieval to post medieval copper alloy annular buckle dating to the period c. AD 1350 - 1650. Annular frame with bevelled inner edge and central narrowed triangular-sectioned strap bar. See: Whitehead, R, 2003, p. 44, no. 251 - 253.

02/16/2018 02:36 AM
WMID-6DC00A COIN MEDIEVAL
A late medieval clipped silver halfgroat of Henry VII (A.D. 1485 - 1509). North 1712, Class IIIa. Mint mark: Tun, dating to AD 1493-5. Mint of Canterbury. North (1712, 102). The coin is 18.45mm in diameter, 0.80mm thick and weighs 1.3g.

02/16/2018 02:28 AM
NMS-6EA66E BUCKLE POST MEDIEVAL
Post medieval copper alloy double loop buckle dating to the period c. AD 1550 - 1700. Rectangular frame with rectangular cross-section. The narrowed central strap bar retains the pin. Traces of white metal coating are visible. See: Whitehead, R, 2003, p. 75, no. 464.

02/16/2018 02:23 AM
NMS-6E88A5 BUCKLE MEDIEVAL
Medieval copper alloy double loop buckle dating to the period c. AD 1250 - 1400. Rectangular frame with triangular cross-section and a narrowed central strap bar.See: Egan & Pritchard, 2002, p. 98, no. 442.

02/16/2018 02:13 AM
NMS-6E691B BUCKLE MEDIEVAL
Medieval to post medieval copper alloy double loop buckle dating to the period c. AD 1400 - 1650. The central strap bar exhibits traces of iron corrosion product, probably from the missing pin. A D-shaped loop projects from either side. See: Egan & Pritchard, 2002, p. 83, nos. 332, 333, 337 & 339.

02/16/2018 02:07 AM
NMS-6D5B90 BUCKLE MEDIEVAL
Incomplete medieval copper alloy double loop buckle dating to the period c. AD 1400 - 1500. The outer edge of one loop remains, terminating at either end in an old break. It exhibits a series of knops running along the perimeter, each of which has been drilled with a blind hole.See: Egan & Pritchard, 2002, p. 83 - 84, nos. 343 & 344.