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MD ID
477
PAS ID
Artefact Type
COIN
Period
CAROLINE 1603 - 1714
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
Copper alloy Spanish Cob that has been counter struck. Year 1641.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
476
PAS ID
Artefact Type
RING
Period
POST MEDIEVAL
MD Finds Event
No
County
Dorset
Description
Description: A Post-Medieval copper alloy finger ring, probably dating to c. AD 1700-1800. A 'peasant ring', the hoop has a shallow D-shaped cross section and is decorated in low relief with a motif depicting a bud and trumpet shaped flower within a panel, repeating 6 times around the circumference. A soldered joint is visible. Traces of gilding remain around the maker's mark. Dimensions: Diameter: 21.2mm; thickness 5mm; weight 2.2g
Discovered
2019
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17/04/2019
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MD ID
475
PAS ID
Artefact Type
SEAL MATRIX
Period
MEDIEVAL 500 - 1500 AD
MD Finds Event
No
County
Kent
Description
The matrix is flat and circular in plan. On the front is an engraved central eight pointed star or flower formed from oval rays/petals. This is surrounded by a legend which starts at twelve o'clock and runs retrograde (anti-clockwise) around the matrix. It is executed fairly crudely which combined with the wear makes the inscription difficult to read, it appears to read "+S':IOh_NS'F'A_ _MI". This probably translates as 'Seal of John son of Adam'. The reverse of the matrix is heavily worn and has a number of uneven decorative elements which may have been a raised fleur de lis common on such matrices. At the base of which is the stub of suspension lug. The suspension lug has been folded left on the back. The matrix is slightly warped, with a recent scar roughly across the middle of the matrix. The seal matrix is an off white colour typical of aged lead except from the scar which is grey.

Measurements: 28.18mm in diameter, 6.47mm thick (including the loop, 2.73mm without the loop) and 14.00g in weight.

Discussion: This matrix fits with a group of commonly reported simple lead personal seal matrices dating to the 13th - mid 14th, such as KENT-756138. This group of relatively simple non-heraldic designs and crude personal inscriptions belong to the 13th- century (Harvey and McGuinness 1996. 79-80).’
Discovered
2018
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15/04/2019
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MD ID
473
PAS ID
Artefact Type
SEAL
Period
POST MEDIEVAL
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
Dutch customs lead seal cattle tail tag c1900
Discovered
2019
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13/04/2019
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13/04/2019
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MD ID
472
PAS ID
Artefact Type
PIN HEAD
Period
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
Awaiting an ID from the FLO but think its a gold pin head
Discovered
2019
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13/04/2019
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13/04/2019
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MD ID
471
PAS ID
Artefact Type
BUTTON
Period
MD Finds Event
No
County
Norfolk
Description
Copper alloy and silver button.
Silver disc with wagon and horses. Rider with horse whip. Wagon with what look like casks or cannon balls. Sun above. Button has barley twist border.
Discovered
2018
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09/04/2019
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09/04/2019
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MD ID
470
PAS ID
NMS-368882
Artefact Type
SEAL MATRIX
Period
MEDIEVAL 500 - 1500 AD
MD Finds Event
No
County
Norfolk
Description
Medieval seal matrix, flat with median rib ending in pierced lug on reverse.
Pointed oval (vessica shaped), 41x25mm.
Arm in sleeve holding crozier with crescent moon to left and star to right. +CONTRAS' ABATI DE PONTE ROB'I* (Counterseal of the Abbot of Robertsbridge). The N's are retrograde. A counterseal (contrasigillum, Latham 1965, 112) wasimpressed on the reverse of the wax as a corroboration of the owner's principal seal.
The Cistercian Abbey of Robertsbridge in Sussex was founded in 1176.
A known early 13th century counterseal is not impressed with this matrix.
Discovered
2009
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09/04/2019
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MD ID
469
PAS ID
Artefact Type
SEAL MATRIX
Period
GEORGIAN 1714 - 1837
MD Finds Event
No
County
Norfolk
Description
Georgian swiveling three face fob seal matrix.
Copper alloy with brownish patina.
Face 1... Flowers and leaves.
Face 2... Goose or Pheonix.
Face 3... Lion.
Each face design is within a lozenge.
Matrix is florate with loop above sumounted with a rounded knop.
Discovered
2019
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09/04/2019
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MD ID
468
PAS ID
Artefact Type
RING
Period
ANGLO SAXON 924 - 1066
MD Finds Event
No
County
Norfolk
Description
Anglo-saxon/Viking finger ring.
Copper alloy , Green. round sectioned band tapering to blunt pointed ends slightly overlapping.
Possible punched dot decoration along both sides of the band, abraded and now only just visible.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
465
PAS ID
Artefact Type
BUTTON
Period
MD Finds Event
No
County
Cheshire
Description
Kenyon livery button family crest found in Cheshire and near Shropshire border
Bronze with gold guild lion with a cross
Charlesj ennens London made
Discovered
2019
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06/04/2019
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06/04/2019
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MD ID
464
PAS ID
Artefact Type
HAMMERED COIN SILVER
Period
PLANTAGENETS 1154 - 1399
MD Finds Event
No
County
Shropshire
Description
Cut half sort cross Richard John or Henry
Not sure which one
Found on a club dig in Shropshire on pasture
Discovered
2019
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05/04/2019
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MD ID
463
PAS ID
Artefact Type
HAMMERED COIN SILVER
Period
ELIZABETHAN 1558 - 1603
MD Finds Event
No
County
Cheshire
Description
Found out detecting with garrett ace 400i mixed in with coke and iron around it 1592 Elizabeth hammered coin
Discovered
2019
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05/04/2019
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MD ID
462
PAS ID
Artefact Type
MEDAL
Period
MIXED
MD Finds Event
No
County
Shropshire
Description
St christopher medal found north Wales and Shropshire border on a club dig
Sorry Don't know much more about it and don't have a scale to use
Discovered
2019
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04/04/2019
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04/04/2019
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MD ID
461
PAS ID
Artefact Type
COIN
Period
JACOBEAN 1567 - 1625
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
A Spanish copper Maravedis "cob", from the 15/1600s, the "Golden Age" of piracy in Europe. Known as "Pirate Money" and often found at known pirate sites!
Discovered
2019
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31/03/2019
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31/03/2019
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MD ID
460
PAS ID
Artefact Type
SEAL
Period
GEORGIAN 1714 - 1837
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
Russian Hemp Seal
IDENTIFICATION GRADE - DIFFICULT ..
ПД = PD / И.ЕРОСЛАВЦ: / H137 /// SPB /LGKRH / 1788
Hemp Inspector I.EROSLAVTSOB working out of 137 post in the port of St Petersburg, Kronstadt, Narva, Riga, Libau, Pilau, Pernau, Revel Memel, Konigsberg, Windau or Tilsit .. in 1788.
All SPB seals before 1829 are hemp seals.
The Grower/Owner/Agent initials are LGK with high grade Rein Hemp in the bale.
. .see references IDS 1640 on pages

Notes:- Rein also found as 'rine, rhine', the term comes from the German 'reinhanf', meaning literally 'clean Hemp'. The term was applied to a fine quality of Russian hemp imported through the Baltic port of Riga; often called Riga Rhine. In one document it was valued at 27s the Cwt as compared with Pass hemp or Riga hemp at 22s [Inventories (1671). Later dates were exported fron numerous ports.
Discovered
2019
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31/03/2019
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01/04/2019
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MD ID
458
PAS ID
Artefact Type
DRESS FASTENER
Period
POST MEDIEVAL
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
A post-medieval copper alloy toggle or dress fastener (c. 1600-1800). It has two small conjoined rings, linked by a flat-sectioned bar to a larger, solid, cylindrical fitting, the ends of which are pointed.

This type of artefact was previously identified by Ralph Jackson (2010) and Sally Worrell (2008) as a Late Iron Age or early Roman cosmetic pestle, dating circa 75-300 AD. Some recorders suggest that at least some of these are in fact clothing fasteners; toggles similar to those on a duffle coat. The date of these toggles is still unknown as none have been found in dated contexts.
Discovered
2019
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31/03/2019
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MD ID
457
PAS ID
Artefact Type
KEY
Period
MODERN
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
A jar of barrel tap keys

To stop people stealing cider or ale from barrels the 'taps' have removable keys.
Discovered
2018
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29/03/2019
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29/03/2019
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MD ID
456
PAS ID
Artefact Type
TOY
Period
POST MEDIEVAL
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
A small jar of toys
Metal detectorists find all sorts of kids toys of all ages and in the strangest places.
Discovered
2018
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29/03/2019
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29/03/2019
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MD ID
455
PAS ID
Artefact Type
COIN
Period
ROMAN 43 AD - 410 BC
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
A jar of worn Roman coins
Because of the economic power and longevity of the Roman state, Roman currency was widely used throughout western Eurasia and northern Africa from classical times into the Middle Ages. It served as a model for the currencies of the Muslim caliphates and the European states during the Middle Ages and the Modern Era. Roman currency names survive today in many countries (e.g., the Arabic dinar (from the denarius coin), the Peruvian sol (from the solidus coin),the British pound and Mexican peso (both translations of the Roman libra)).
Discovered
2018
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MD ID
454
PAS ID
Artefact Type
THIMBLE
Period
POST MEDIEVAL
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
A small jar of old thimbles

A thimble is a small hard pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing. Usually, thimbles with a closed top are used by dressmakers but special thimbles with an opening at the end are used by tailors as this allows them to manipulate the cloth more easily. Finger guards differ from tailors' thimbles in that they often have a top but are open on one side. Some finger guards are little more than a finger shield attached to a ring to maintain the guard in place. The Old English word þȳmel, the ancestor of thimble, is derived from Old English þūma, the ancestor of the English word ‘thumb’.
In 1693, a Dutch thimble manufacturer named John Lofting established a thimble manufactory in Islington, in London, England, expanding British thimble production to new heights. He later moved his mill to Buckinghamshire to take advantage of water-powered production, resulting in a capacity to produce more than two million thimbles per year. By the end of the 18th century, thimble making had moved to Birmingham, and shifted to the "deep drawing" method of manufacture, which alternated hammering of sheet metals with annealing, and produced a thinner-skinned thimble with a taller shape. At the same time, cheaper sources of silver from the Americas made silver thimbles a popular item for the first time.

Thimbles are usually made from metal, leather, rubber, and wood, and even glass or china. Early thimbles were sometimes made from whale bone, horn, or ivory. Natural sources were also utilized such as Connemara marble, bog oak, or mother of pearl. Rarer works from thimble makers utilized diamonds, sapphires, or rubies.
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2018
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