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Egyptian 'Bes' Amulet 016473

Egyptian 'Bes' Amulet
Faience, 0.27 grams, 14.23 mm. New Kingdom, Eighteenth dynasty, 1500-1292 BC. A deep turquoise amulet of Bes, the dwarf god with a plumed headdress, favoured by women and children. Made with a transverse piercing for suspension. Reference: Andrews, C. Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London, 1994, pl.27. Rejoined, fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.

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Rare Tudor 'Human Facing Mask' Dress Fastener
Copper alloy, 2.75 grams; 28.92 mm. 16th century AD. Class E, type 8. Convex moulded-relief panel with a hollow domed boss bearing a human facing-mask, open square lappet-scaped attachement/stitching loop above, long hook below. Ref: Hooked-Clasps & Eyes by Brian Read; page 114, no 459. A copy of the Portable Antiquities Scheme archaelogical report accompanies this sale. Complete and in good very fine condition. Found Newbald, East Yorkshire.

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Medieval 'Pentagram' Finger Ring 014376

Medieval 'Pentagram' Finger Ring
Copper-alloy, 3.54 grams, 20.38 mm across. Internal 20.12 mm [UK size U 1/2, US size 10 3/4, Europe size 23.15]. Circa 14th century AD. The plain, almost flat band widening out to meet the oval bezel. The bezel engraved with an open pentagram having a pellet at the centre and to each outer angle, all within an oval border of pellets. Extremely fine wearable condition. Found Eastern Europe, from an old English collection.

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Civil War 010619

Charles I Period 'English Civil War' Cannon Ball
Iron, 29 mm diameter; 85 grams. Circa 1645. A small iron cannon shot used during the English Civil War between Charles I and the Parliamentarians. Found on a Charles I Civil War battle site near Harston, Cambridgeshire. In uncleaned solid state of preservation.

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PK P46

Post Medieval 'Church' Door Key
Iron, 125 grams, 150.12 mm, 18/19th Century A.D. Large plain style key, hollow shank, round bow with “S” shaped key with two clefts. Very Fine condition.

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Stuart Period 'Bodkin' Silver Hair Dress Pin 012141

Stuart Period 'Bodkin' Silver Hair Dress Pin
Silver, 5.25 grams, 84.86 mm. Circa 17th century AD. A solid silver bodkin with an elongated slot and rounded terminal which is stamped with a makers mark TC, the shaft of the pin tapers to a soft point, with the owners initials ED engraved below the openwork slot. During the Tudor and Stuart period hair decorations were very fashionable with wealthy ladies, and these pins were used to create just such decorations. At their period of use they would have been a rare and costly item. Ref: Detector Finds 3 by Gordon Bailey, page 75. A good example in very fine condition. Ex old English collection.

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MR 012741

17th Century Bronze 'Initial Monogram' Ring
Copper alloy, 3.58 grams; 23.03 mm. Internal 19.64 mm; US size 9, UK size R. Circa 17th century AD. A plain band ring with a flared bezel engraved with the initials CV in monogram, probably the initials of the owner or organization. Very fine condition. Found Gloucestershire.

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TO 005787

Tudor 'Nut & Seed' Crackers
Bronze, 70 grams; 110.06 mm. 16th Century, a well made pair of Nut or Seed Crackers made for small nuts from old indigenous English trees, not the large tropical varieties available today. Extremely Fine condition. Decorated and in full working order. Amazing piece of domestic history.

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Tudor 'Double Rose' Dress Fastener
Copper alloy, 2.55 grams; 32.58 mm. 16th century AD. Class E, type 3. Typical form with a large convex moulded-relief bearing a circular double rose, open square lappet-scaped attachement/stitching loop above, long hook below. Ref: Hooked-Clasps & Eyes by Brian Read; page 95, no 342-347. Complete and in good very fine condition.

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Tudor 'Chequered Lozenge' Dress Fastener
Copper alloy, 2.12 grams; 33.73 mm. 16th century AD. Class E, type 3. Moulded-relief and openwork, with a chequered lozenge or thisle but is more likely a pinecone, within an engrailed edge; a ridged collar at the juncture of the plate and hook, attachement/stitching loop above; long hook below. Ref: Hooked-Clasps & Eyes by Brian Read; page 104, no 402. Complete, and in good very fine condition.

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Rare Tudor 'John the Baptist' Dress Fastener
Copper alloy, 2.61 grams; 30.20 mm. 16th century AD. Class E, type 3. A large clasp with a convex moulded-relief panel with the bust of John the Baptist, open square lappet-scaped attachement/stitching loop above, long hook below. Ref: Hooked-Clasps & Eyes by Brian Read; page 93, no 328. Complete, cleaned and conserved and in very fine condition.

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Tudor 'Trefoil' Silver Gilt Hook Fastener 012693

Rare Tudor 'Trefoil' Silver Gilt Hook Fastener
Silver, 2.41 grams, 22.84 mm. Circa 16th century AD. A beautiful hook fastener with sheet silver backing of petalled form and three rounded raised turrets each detailed with three filigree rings and a small granule finial. The hook itself is complete and is stamped with an uncertain makers mark. Reference: Hooked-Clasps & Eyes by Brian Read, page 80 item 266. A rare piece in very fine condition. Ex old English collection.

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Medieval Buckle 011111

Medieval 'Yorkist/Lancastrian Rose' Buckle & Plate
Copper alloy, 4.55 grams, 50.78 mm. Circa 14th-15th century AD. A well preserved medieval buckle and plate probably Yorkist or Lancastrian in date [Wars of the roses]. The top of the buckle loop has two lobed knops with transverse grooves between; the sides are plain and curve inwards at the join with the plate, which is narrow and detailed with two roses, bordered by a double row of punched dots on each side. Ref: Medieval Artefacts by Nigel Mills, page 15. A nice piece in very fine condition. Found Suffolk.

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ML 012453

Medieval Lead 'Vessica' Seal Matrix
Lead, 20.78 grams; 39.61 mm. Circa 13th century AD. A vessica-shaped seal matrix depicting a central fleur de lis motif. The Latin inscription reads, SIGILL:M DEL---IGTVNE, the seal of ?; because of the missing three letters of the inscription it is very difficult to translate the last piece but it is probably the name of the owner. Ref: Collecting Seals by Bryon Pateman, page 76. Good fine condition. Found Norfolk.

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MS 03

Large Medieval 'Lamb of God' Seal Matrix
Bronze, 10.89 grams, 21.97 x 21.78 mm high. Circa 1330 A.D. An excellent chess piece type seal matrix with an image of a lamb with flag in the centre; around is the Latin inscription, ECCE ANGNVS DEI, translating to 'Behold the Lamb of God.' Ref: Medieval Artefacts by Nigel Mills, page 26. Good very fine condition.

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Medieval 'Cinquefoils' Harness Pendant 012729

Medieval 'Cinquefoils' Harness Pendant
Copper-alloy, 6.84 grams, 36.26 mm. Circa 14th century AD. Of cast heater shield form, with three cinquefoils. Reference: London Museum Medieval Catalogue, pages 118-122 and Plate XVIII for similar examples. Lower tip slightly bent and suspension loop broken, otherwise very fine condition.

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MK 005519

Medieval 'Lozenge' Casket Key
Copper alloy, 4.75 grams; 37.16 mm. Circa 14th Century A.D. Key for a medieval casket, it has a hollow shank, and notched ‘bit’ with a lozenge shaped handle. Very Fine condition.

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MK 010369

Medieval 'Scrolls' Key
Iron, 41.76 grams; 103.70 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. A nicely preserved medieval door key with a hollow shank topped with a circular bow containing two scrolls with a three pronged cleft at the terminal. Repair to shaft, otherwise Very Fine condition. Found Leicestershire.

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MB 011042

Excellent Medieval 'Gilt' Ring Brooch
Copper alloy, 3.28 grams; 18.19 mm. Circa 14th century AD. Circular brooch in box section with in curving face; decorated with six squares containing crosses. The circumference of the brooch is decorated with the same cross designs and around 80% of the gilding remains intact. Very fine condition. Found Suffolk.

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Byzantine Cross 011033

Byzantine 'Crucifix' Bronze Pendant
Copper alloy, 18.93 grams, 54.45 mm. Circa 8th century AD. A solid cast bronze cross with detailed suspension loop. The face of the cross has a stylized image of Jesus wearing a robe with his arms stretched out across each arm of the cross. Below the arms and above the head are ring and dot motifs. An exceptional example in extremely fine condition. Ex old English collection.

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Posey Ring 013698

Excessively Rare Gold 'Decorated' Posey Ring
Gold, 2.36 grams; 17.84 mm. Internal, 15.39 mm; Europe 8.30; US size 4 3/4; UK size I 1/2. Circa early 18th century AD. A beautiful high quality gold ring with a finished edge and a crudely decorated D-shaped middle, inscribed with 'FORGET . NOT . ME . MOST . TRV . TO . THE'. This posy inscription does not appear in the extensive work of over 3,000 posey inscriptions: English Posies and Posy Rings, by Joan Evans 1931. A beautiful inscription on a stunning ring in extremely fine condition. Ex old English collection. Non excavated.

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TO 011609

Elizabethan 'Smoking’ Pipe Bowl
Copper alloy, 9.78 grams; 38.34 mm. Circa 1600 A.D. A large pipe bowl with an interesting and unusual shape. The inhaling projection, which terminates in an octagonal flange with a suspension loop below, would have been fixed to a long pipe stem made of bone. Extremely fine condition. Found Essex.

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Tudor 100

Tudor 'One Decade' Rosary Ring
Copper alloy, 3.82 grams; 32.01 mm. Circa 16/17th century AD. These rosaries, especially the smaller ring-type, have since become known as soldiers' rosaries, because they were often taken into battle. A rosary ring is a ring worn around the finger with 10 indentations each representing one decade, plus one representing a cross. This example remains unfinished and still has a casting sprue. Rosaries were rotated between the thumb and fore finger or just held while praying. An interesting item in very fine condition.

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ME 010467

Extremely Rare Medieval 'Enamelled' Buckle
Copper alloy, 4.51 grams; 27.69 mm. Circa 12th-13th century AD. An excellent example of a single looped buckle detailed with a double symmetrical design of red enamel lines bordering a central design of blue enamel. The designs start in the middle of the loop and follow the band round to the pin bar. Extremely rare and in very fine condition. Found Norfolk.

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ME 005460

Medieval 'Scabbard' Buckle
Copper alloy, 7.63 grams; 38.20 mm. Circa 12th Century A.D. A B shaped buckle with a triangular plate which has a star terminal or possibly two crude animal heads. The buckle shows a perforated scroll decoration extenuated with gold gilding. This would have been mounted to a scabbard via the hole on the plate. Very Fine condition.

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PC 010668

Moche 'Huaco Retrato' Anthropomorphic Fox Vessel
Pottery, 30cm x 15cm [12 x 6 inches]. Moche IV vessel with transversal stirrup. Combination of cream and ochre pigments. The being is wearing a wrap-around that goes under the chin, letting the ears free. Under the wrap around is a headband covering the forehead. Even though some of the pigment is lost, there are three frames with alternating triangular steps. Opposing the steps are triangles with squares inside. Relief face showing wide open eyes and fanged mouth with tongue out, indicating a blood licking posture again to intimidate. The neck has a never ending curling snake and perforations to allow the sound of the rattle. Some pigment losses, otherwise in Very Fine condition.

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PR 012714

Post Medieval Gold 'Posy' Ring
Gold, 1.32 grams; 19.53 mm. Internal, 17.98 mm, US size 8; UK size P. Circa late 16th – early 17th century AD. A beautiful high quality gold ring inscribed with ‘I give it the to thinke on mee’ and stamped with a makers mark GW. This posy inscription appears in the British Museum Harlein MS, a commonplace book of about 1596. Ref: English Posies and Posy Rings by Joan Evans 1931, page 52. An excellent example in extremely fine condition. Ex Old English collection.

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PM 013065

Extremely Rare Post Medieval Gold 'Posy' Ring
Gold, 0.91 grams; 14.19 mm. Internal, 12.60 mm, UK size B. Circa late 18th century AD. A small but interesting high quality gold ring inscribed in a neat round-hand style script with ‘Remember x the x End', the last mark may be from a worn continuation of the inscription. The band is D-shaped and is likely to have been made for a child. Ref: Portable Antiquities Scheme DOR-726B07. ref: this posy inscription does not appear in the book English Posies and Posy Rings by Joan Evans 1931. An good example in good very fine condition. Found Dorset 2007. A copy of the museum report is included in the sale. Would look stunning worn on a neck chain.

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TO 008179

Tudor 'One Decade' Rosary Ring
Copper alloy, 5.28 grams; 33.64 mm. Circa 16/17th Century A.D. These rosaries, especially the smaller ring-type, have since become known as soldiers' rosaries, because they were often taken into battle by soldiers. These single-decade Rosary variations can be worn as a ring or carried easily and are still popular. A rosary ring is a ring worn around the finger with 10 indentations and a cross on the surface, representing one decade of a rosary. This is often worn as jewelry, and used through the day. Some ring Rosaries use a small bearing on the inside of the ring to permit easy turning. A finger Rosary is similar to a ring, but is a bit larger. Rosaries like these are used by either rotating or just holding them between a finger and thumb while praying. A hand Rosary is a decade in a complete loop, with one bead separated from ten other beads, this is meant to be carried while walking or running, so as not to entangle the larger type. Credit card-sized Rosaries have also appeared, especially among members of militaries, where holes or bumps represent the prayers and the persons praying move their fingers along the bumps to count prayers. Unfinished possibly because between 1540 - 1731 A.D. it was illegal to attend a Roman catholic mass or harbour a priest. The punishment which was strictly enforced was death! Recorded with Yorkshire Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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TO 011431

Excessively Rare 'Sir Walter Raleigh' Tudor Statuette
Bronze, 48.56 grams; 65.28 mm. Circa 1580 AD. A stunning Elizabethan statuette capturing a standing male figure, probably a young impression of Sir Walter Riley. This piece has been cast in the finest of detail with all the features being very sharp. In fall Elizabethan dress with blooming shorts and neck collar this is a true work of art of the finest grade. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known for certain of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland, in Killuagh castle, Clonmellon, County Westmeath, taking part in the suppression of rebellions and participating in two infamous massacres at Rathlin Island and Smerwick, later becoming a landlord of lands confiscated from the Irish. He rose rapidly in Queen Elizabeth I's favour, being knighted in 1585, and was involved in the early English colonisation of the New World in Virginia under a royal patent. In 1591 he secretly married Elizabeth Throckmorton, one of the Queen's ladies-in-waiting, without requesting the Queen's permission, for which he and his wife were sent to the Tower of London. After his release they retired to his estate at Sherborne, Dorset. In 1594 Raleigh heard of a "Golden City" in South America and sailed to find it, publishing an exaggerated account of his experiences in a book that contributed to the legend of El Dorado. After Queen Elizabeth died in 1603, Raleigh was again imprisoned in the Tower, this time for allegedly being involved in the Main Plot against King James I who was not favourably disposed toward him. In 1616, however, he was released in order to conduct a second expedition in search of El Dorado. This was unsuccessful and the Spanish outpost at San Thomé was ransacked by men under his command. After his return to England he was arrested and after a show trial held mainly to appease the Spanish, he was beheaded at Whitehall. Excessively rare and in extremely fine condition. Found Warberswick, Suffolk.

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TO 008409

Tudor 'Double Headed Eagle' Heraldic Mount/Seal Matrix Insert
Copper alloy, 5.51 grams; 32.18 mm. Circa 16th Century A.D. An elongated circular mount possibly from a large wooden or bone seal handle. In the centre are heraldic devices, a double headed eagle embellishes a square top shield, itself surmounted by a knights great helmet, with a lion's head crest above. Flanking either side are tapering curtains of floral spray. Extremely Fine condition.

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TF 008905

Rare Tudor 'Openwork Floral Cross' Dress Fastener
Copper alloy, 2.40 grams; 22.72 mm. 16th century AD. Class E, type 3. Typical form, moulded-relief and openwork with a large equal-armed cross within a linear circle; a beaded and engrailed edge, partially unfettled; open square lappet-scaped attachement/stitching loop above, short hook below. Ref: Hooked-Clasps & Eyes by Brian Read; page 99, no 370 & 371. Cleaned and conserved and in good very fine condition.

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MO 010808

Excessively Rare Medieval 'Gothic Script' Religious Mirror Frame
Pewter, 11.42 grams; 65.09 mm. Circa 15th century AD. A beautifully well defined pilgrim's mirror frame. Circular in form with a beaded outer rim and high ridge from which slopes the inner circle that is detailed with a full relief inscription and bordered by a double band decoration. The inscription in Gothic Script (Black Letter) reads + O MARIA MATER DEY MISERERE MEY PRECOR TUUM FILIUM YN NOSTRYS AUIXYLIUM, translated as O MARY MOTHER OF GOD HAVE MERCY ON ME. I PRAY TO YOUR SON TO HELP US. Ref: The Burnet Psaler, Aberdeen University Library for a similar 15th century phrase. Extremely fine condition. Found Stanwick, Northamptonshire.

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MR 006768

Medieval 'I & Palm Leaf' Seal Matrix Ring
Copper alloy, 6.79 grams; 25.84 mm; internal, 19.64 mm [Approx size T; US size 9 3/4; European size 21.67]. Circa 13th/14th century A.D. The ring has a large circular bezel engraved with an I with serrif and palm leaf. The I is a shortened version of the inscription IHS, used on many religeous artefacts of the period, meaning: IESUS HRISTOS REX, Jesus Christ the King. Ref: Similar examples in Benet's Artefacts, page 410 - 415; Medieval Artefacts page 46 - 47. Very Fine condition.

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MS 011357

Medieval 'Crowned R' Seal Matrix
Copper alloy, 8.55 grams; 25.08 mm. Circa 13th-14th century AD. A well preserved chess piece shaped seal matrix detailed on the face with a crowned R flanked by two branches, the R was probably the initial off the owners Christian name. Pointed top suspension loop with double stepped neck below. Ref: Medieval Artefacts by Nigel Mills; page 27. Extremely fine condition. Found Wiltshire.

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MB 011038

Medieval 'Triangle' Brooch
Copper alloy, 1.12 grams; 20.13 mm. Circa 14th century AD. Triangular form brooch with small triangle shaped sections in each corner decorated with crossed lines decoration. Ref: similar examples are shown in Richard Hattatt’s Ancient British Brooches and other Artefacts; page 382. Very fine. Found Suffolk.

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Medieval 'Cross Style' Ring Brooch
Copper alloy, 1.12 grams; 20.71 mm. Circa 14th century AD. A classic style medieval brooch of the ring type made up from a central ring with boarder of four arms; each arm is decorated with small dots and bordered by the raised shoulders of the incurving sides. Extremely fine. Found Suffolk.

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MR 009575

Medieval 'Diamond' Stirrup Ring
Gold, 0.68 grams; 20.65 mm; internal, 16.59 mm [Approx size M; US size 6]. Circa 14th Century A.D. A child’s gold stirrup ring, it has a thin wire band with a raised tapering bezel set with a diamond in the apex. Very Fine condition. From an old private collection.

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MN 005378

Medieval 'Mary and Child' Pin
Copper Alloy, 5.99 grams, 100.10 mm. Circa 15/16th Century A.D. A beautiful bronze pin, the head depicts Mary cradling the baby Jesus. Very Fine condition.

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PO 009917

Georgian 'O' Fob Seal
Silver alloy, 10.49 grams; 27.06 mm. Circa 18th Century A.D. An ‘O’ is engraved onto a ovoid matrix with an openwork work handle with a loop at the apex for suspension. Very Fine condition. From an old collection, Ex. N. Campbell.

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PR 009984

Rare Post Medieval 'Better neuer then not euer' Posy Ring
Gold, 2.85 grams; 19.88 mm; internal, 18.09 mm [Approx size P 1/2; US size 7 3/4]. Circa late 17th Century A.D. A posy ring made to give from one lover to another as a token of love. It has a plan, wedding style band, however inside is the inscription, 'Better neuer then not euer', followed by a rare monogram or makers mark. We are unable to find this inscription in the Victoria and Albert Museum catalogue of Rings 1930, probably an unpublished inscription. Very Fine and Rare.

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MC 009652

Medieval 'Enameled' Heraldic Pendant Hanger. Copper alloy, 6.89 grams; 30.81 mm. Circa. 13th - 14th Century A.D. A rare pendant hanger with four unusual rivet holes in the shape of leaves (most contemporary pendants use a stud). In the centre is a panel of three semi circles of blue enamel and a triangle of red in the centre. Below are the prongs to hold the pendant. Very Fine condition and Rare.

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MK 010367

Rare Medieval Castle or Chapel 'Openwork' Door Key
Iron, 80 grams; 129.08 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. A large very smart and important key probably used for a large door of a castle or church. At the bow there is a an openwork pattern resembling a lyre. The key has a tubular shank with a three pronged cleft at the terminal. Repair to shank, otherwise Very Fine. Found County Durham.

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MB 010381

Medieval 'Chunky' Ring Brooch
Copper alloy, 9.84 grams; 38.92 mm. Circa 14th Century A.D. A typical medieval ring brooch with a chunky ring and curved fastening pin. Very Fine condition. Found Tiptree, Essex.

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MH 008042

Medieval 'Gothic Oak' Panel. Oak, 400 grams; - 31.5 x 22.1 cm. Late 15th/early 16th Century A.D. An oak panel in the appearance of a gothic tracery window often shown on churches of the same period. Within a rectangular border is a Triquetra with five candles below. A superb rarity in Very Fine condition for its age, probably once a panel from an elaborate livery cupboard.

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Medieval 'Gothic Oak' Panel. Oak, 355 grams; 31.6 x 22.3 cm. Late 15th/early 16th Century A.D. An oak panel in the appearance of a gothic tracery window often shown on churches of the same period. Within a rectangular border is a white rose of York emblazoned on a lozenge with five candles below. A superb rarity in Very Fine condition, probably once a panel from an elaborate livery cupboard.

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MH 010816

Rare 'Martin IV' Papal Bulla
Lead, 35.12 grams; 40.07 mm. Circa 1281 A.D. Obverse: Heads of St. Peter and St. Paul with a cross between them, SPA SPE. Reverse: MARTINVS P P IIII. Lead circular seal issued by the Vatican from the beginning of the 6th century right through to the 19th century. They were attached to documents signed by the pope with a piece of cord that passed through the centre. The purpose of the seal was to authenticate the document. This example was issued by Martin IV. Rare issue for this pope. Seal separated to remove it from the cord in antiquity, otherwise Very Fine condition. Found Kent.

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MR 008974

STUNNING Medieval 'R and Palm' Seal Ring. Copper alloy, 6.20 grams; 25.67 mm; internal, 19.63 mm [Approx size T; US size 9 3/4; European size 21.67]. Circa 15th Century A.D. The ring has a large circular bezel engraved with a reversed R and palm leaf with symmetrical hatching to the side, this would have been pushed into wax to create an impression. The L probably representing the owners initial or company name. Similar examples with different initials in Benet's Artefacts page 410 - 415, more similar examples in Medieval Artefacts page 46 - 47. Extremely Fine condition.

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MR 009986

Knights Hospitaller 'Maltese Cross' Signet Ring. Silver, 8.12 grams; 22.85 mm; internal, 20.12 mm [Approx size U 1/2; US size 10 ½]. Circa 16th Century A.D. A smart seal ring, the device shows three downward pointing arrows, two pointing to the owners initial, D A [un-barred]. Flanked by two stars is a Maltese cross, emblem of an order of warriors known as the Knights Hospitaller or Knights of Malta. It is in the shape of four Vs joined together at the tips over a central cross, so it creates eight points which are said to symbolize the chivalric virtues, Loyalty, Piety, Frankness, Bravery, Glory and honour, Contempt of death, Helpfulness towards the poor and the sick, Respect for the church. The knights were a Christian organization that began as an Amalfitan hospital founded in Jerusalem in 1080 to provide care for poor, sick or injured pilgrims to the Holy Land. After the Western Christian conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade it became a religious/military order under its own charter, and was charged with the care and defence of the Holy Land. Following the loss of the Holy Land by Christian forces, the Order operated from Rhodes, over which it was sovereign, and later from Malta where it administered a vassal state under the Spanish viceroy of Sicily. Very Fine and Excessively Rare.

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MO 22

SMART Medieval 'Engraved' Strap-end. Bronze, 10.41 grams; 39.07 mm. 13/14th Centry double sided strap-end with highly decorated panels. Double sided with both rivets remaining. Complete and undamaged. A rare high quality example of an early type.

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MH 009873A

Byzantine 'Reliquary' Crucifix. Copper alloy, 18.80 grams; 64.61 mm. Circa 9th Century A.D. One half of a large sized relic holder. This was suspended from a necklace and hinged so it could be opened and would have held a piece of bone or cloth once belonging to a saint, it was believed that this would protect the wearer.

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ML 006810

Medieval 'John' Seal Matrix. Lead, 7.82 grams, 23.85 mm. Circa. 13th Century A.D. A nice circular secrete seal matrix in the name of its owner, S’ IOHN ANN R' AD, possibly reading John Ann Ricard, with a five pointed star or petalled flower in the centre. Very Fine Condition.

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PC 003262

Ancient Moche 'Fertility' Bottle
Blackware Pottery, 9.5 inch x 7.5 inch. Circa 50 - 750 A.D. Erotic Moche art at its best. A large ceremonial fertility bottle depicting an oral sex scene in which the woman is shown 'larger than life'. She is lying down with her head resting in a deck, eyes open with her hair back and hanging over the deck in a carved linear form. Her hands are on her breasts, just above the neck of the bottle which towers from her belly button about 4.5 inches. Her bed is finely shown with lines that curve parallel to the vessel. The woman is shown with her legs open, with the man portrayed between her legs with his hands on her knees performing a sex act. He has typical Moche features and wears a Moche mushroom hat. Extremely Fine condition and Extremely rare. Found North Coast of Peru. Ex. An old North american collection.

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Georgian Mount 009918

Georgian 'Erotic' Mount. Copper alloy, 38.51 grams; 45.56 mm. 18th Century A.D. An erotic mount in the form of a naked female with her legs bent over to her head. Very Fine and Rare, an intriguing item.

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Georgian Mount 009918
Georgian Ring 009919

Georgian 'Lovers' Finger Ring. Gold, 3.14 grams; 19.35 mm. internal, 19.80 mm [Approx size S 1/2; US size 9 1/4; European size 20.63]. Circa 18th Century A.D. Around the perimeter of the wide band are three oak leaves between three rectangles within an ornamented border. On the inside is a lozenge shaped makers mark with an inscription of two lover’s initials reading JMK to LLI. Extremely Fine condition.

£140.00

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Tudor 009183

EXCESSIVELY RARE Tudor 'Elizabeth I' Medallion. Lead, 29.35 grams; 40.61 mm. Circa 16th Century A.D. On one side of the medallion is the left facing bust of Queen Elizabeth I wearing a trefoil decorated crown, beaded veil and drapery, all within a Jewelled border. On the reverse is another Jewelled border, within it are a numerous concentric circles with a raised central boss. Probably issued to commemorate one of Elizabeth I's achievements. Very Fine and excessively Rare.

£150.00

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Tudor 008411

Elizabethan 'Smoking' Pipe Bowl. Copper alloy, 19.53 grams; 42.25 mm. Circa 1600's A.D. A large pipe bowl with an interesting and unusual shape. The inhaling projection, which terminates in an octagonal flange with a suspension loop below would have been fixed to a long pipe stem made of bone. Extremely Fine condition with a perfect silky patina.

£75.00

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Medieval Seal 006806

SECRETE Medieval 'Richard' Seal Matrix. Lead, 27.04 grams, 32.53 mm. Circa. 13th - 14th Century A.D. A nice circular personal secrete seal matrix with a loop on the reverse so it could be suspended around the neck. Around the outside is a legend which has the owners name, S’ RICARD IGARD, Seal of Richard with a Greek cross in the centre. Fine Condition.

£30.00

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Medieval Seal 005377

Medieval 'Boat with Mast' Chess Piece Seal Matrix. Copper alloy, 5.67 grams, 19.35 mm. Circa 13th - 14th Century A.D. A nice medieval merchants seal matrix used for sealing important documents and packages and prevent them being opened similar to tamper proof packaging in modern times. This example has what looks like a Boat with a tall mast in centre, with a French Latin inscription around the circumference, * [EN ; EDENIEHI]. The handle to the seal is six sides and tapers upwards into a single suspension loop. Good Fine condition.

£85.00

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Medieval Brooch 009664

MASSIVE Medieval 'Robust' Ring Brooch. Copper alloy, 25.51 grams, 51.27 mm. Circa 14th Century A.D. A large robust annular ring brooch, complete with pin and in working order. Very Fine condition.

£35.00

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Medieval Brooch 007264

Medieval 'Annular' Ring Brooch. Silver, 2.86 grams, 23.28 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. Ovoid ring brooches, either side of the silver pin are raised ridges. Very Fine condition. From an old collection.

£45.00

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Byzantine Cross 009654

Medieval/Byzantine 'Reliquary' Crucifix. Copper alloy, 20.96 grams, 65.51 mm. Circa 9th Century. A reliquary cross in the form of a locket. On one side of the cross is Jesus on a crucifix in iconographic form and on the other side is a depiction of a draped figure, probably a Saint, again in iconographic form. On the top of this rare item is a hinge to open the cross, this presumably would have contained a small piece of bone or relic apparently from the Saint or patron figure for religious protection. Very Fine condition, a rare and intriguing item.

£175.00

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Medieval Brooch 004490

Medieval 'Clasped Hands' Ring Brooch. Silver gilt, 1.18 grams; 21.94 mm. Circa 14th A very nice 'clasped hands ring brooch with the original pin. A very nice example with most of the original gilding still remaining.

£85.00

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Medieval Brooch 009874

BEAUTIFUL Medieval 'Foliate' Ring Brooch. Silver gilt, 1.45 grams; 20.43 mm. Circa 15th - 16th Century A.D. A pretty brooch decorated around the perimeter with floral spray and berries with the design making an openwork star in the centre. Complete with pin and in a wearable Extremely Fine condition.

£125.00

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Medieval Openwork Gold Wedding Ring 006484

SUPERB Georgian 'Open-work' Wedding Ring. Gold, 2.41 grams, 21.09 mm; internal, 16.65 mm [Approx size M; US size 6 1/2; European size 12.34]. Circa 1700 A.D. Virtually untouched and perfect in every aspect, this ring has a hollow band with the outer edge engraved with a floral pattern and open work petals. Inside the band, within an incuse square is the makers mark PR. Probably used as a high status wedding ring. Extremely Fine condition.

£400.00

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Musket Shot Mould 009441

Stuart 'English Civil War' Musket Shot Mould. Iron, 70 grams; 143.13 mm. Circa 1642 - 1651 A.D. A complete scissor-type musket mould with long handles with a flat wide grips which taper to the axis bar. Each mould is a semi circular sectioned dish. When closed together, the molten lead could be poured through the fill hole to make spherical musket shot. Each musket was made as an individual 'one-off', so moulds were sold with the weapon as the shot needed to match the barrel calibre. Very Fine condition, sold with a lead musket shot.

£195.00

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Tudor Clothes Fastener 007876

Tudor 'Stamped Circles' Female Clothes Fastener. Copper alloy, 5.33 grams, 40.23 mm. Circa 16th Century A.D. There are three loops around a pentagonal central panel which is decorated with stamped circles, the smaller ones making a border, with the open square ‘lappet’ above. Very Fine condition.


£35.00

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Medieval 'Incised Line' Belt Mount 009148

Medieval 'Incised Line' Belt Mount. Copper alloy, 4.07 grams; 39.14 mm. Circa 13th - 14th Century A.D. A rectangular belt mount with two rivets at either end for mounting onto the leather belt. On the front face within a border is an incised line decoration resembling an arrow. Evidence of silvering around one side. Very Fine condition.

£15.00

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Medieval Hanger 009885

RARE Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Heraldic Pendant Hanger. Copper alloy, 13.42 grams; 36.36 mm. Circa. 13th - 14th Century A.D. A rare pendant hanger with four unusual rivet holes (most contemporary pendants use a stud). An incuse circle on a rectangular panel, a rampant lion facing left with the remnants of red enamel. Below are the prongs to hold the pendant. Very Fine condition and Excessively Rare.

£45.00

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Medieval Lockplate 007881

Medieval 'Entwined Vines' Casket Lock Plate. Copper alloy, 26.82 grams, 77.17 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. It is rectangular in shape with incurving sides, the front is elaborately decorated with an entwining vine and leaf decoration. There are four mounting holes around the side, one lost and re-bored so it could be used again. There are two holes cut into the front, one for the key and the other for the loop from the casket which would have received the locking bar, which is still present and working behind the plate. Extremely Fine condition and an Extremely Rare find from Nottinghamshire.


£150.00

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Medieval 'Church' Door Key 008402

Medieval 'Fortified residence or Church' Door Key. Iron, 52.03 grams; 105.38 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. A large robust door key, its large size tells us that the door it once opened was a large size, possible a fortified residence or a church. It has a D shaped bow, with a chunky shank, at the 'pin' end are three clefts along the bottom edge, with a further on the right vertical edge. Very Fine and stable condition.


£65.00

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Medieval Key 05

Medieval 'Casket' Key. Bronze, 7.17 grams; 37.48 mm. Oval loop handle with decorated knob. Undamaged 'as found' condition, uncleaned but with a good even patina. Very nice key.

£22.00

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Medieval 'Casket' Key 008924

Medieval 'Casket' Key. Copper alloy, 2.59 grams; 27.05 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. An 'eye' shaped handle and hollow shank, and two clefts. Complete and in Very Fine condition.


£15.00

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Medieval 'Dress' Bell 008942

Medieval 'Pilgrim's' Bell. Copper alloy, 5.55 grams; 28.94 mm. Circa 14th - 15th Century A.D. This type of bell has a long stem with a bell made from four triangles pushed to together to make a point. It would have been sewn to clothing when dress bells became fashionable in the 14th - 15th Centuries. Very Fine, Professionally cleaned and restored.

£30.00

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Post Medieval Tile 007675

STUNNING Deep Glazed 'Rampant Lion' Ceramic Tile. Glazed Pottery, 565 grams, 135.04 mm. Circa 1700 A.D. Stunning condition, with virtually 100% of the glaze remaining, it depicts a rampant lion right surrounded by four incuse Vs, around each angle are double crescent lines each containing a crude fleur. Ref: Benet's artefacts, page 564, M99-0601. Extremely Fine condition.

£90.00

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Medieval Ring Brooch 007260

LARGE Medieval 'Chunky' Ring Brooch. Copper alloy, 18.78 grams, 45.06 mm. Circa 14th Century A.D. A ring/annular brooch, complete with pin. Very Fine useable condition.

£25.00

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Medieval Brooch 006712

Medieval 'Miniature' Ring Brooch. Silver, 0.98 grams, 12.45 mm. Circa 14th Century A.D. A miniature ring/annular brooch, complete with pin folded over the brooch to hold it in place. Very Fine condition. From an of collection.

£25.00

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Medieval Brooch 004620

Medieval 'Ring' Ring Brooch. Bronze, 1.19 grams; 18.38 mm. Circa 14th A plain circular brooch with original pin. Extremely Fine condition.

£25.00

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Medieval ‘Saintly Figure’ Limoges Mount 008177

Medieval 'Saintly Figure' Limoges Mount. Copper alloy, 17.71 grams; 65.49 mm. Circa.13th Century A.D. The majority of a hollow backed saintly figure, the eye sockets still hold their blue glass beads. On the body is a remaining mounting hole and cells, which would have originally contained vibrant coloured enamels. Most probably a mount from a cross arm or alter piece. Ref: Similar mount on page 271; A2508 in the London Museum Catalogue 1940, and also discussed on page 288 of the catalogue. Good Fine. Found North Cave, East Yorkshire 2004. Full Museum documentation included in sale.

£150.00

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Medieval 'Saintly Figure' Limoges Mount 008893

Medieval 'Saintly Figure' Limoges Mount. Copper alloy, 18.53 grams; 57.69 mm. Circa.13th Century A.D. A hollow backed saintly figure, the body and face is gilded, the body has numerous recesses each containing enamel. Most probably a mount from a cross arm or alter piece. Ref: Similar mount on page 271; A2508 in the London Museum Catalogue 1940, and also discussed on page 288 of the catalogue. Very Fine condition.


£195.00

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Medieval Bishop 008040

Medieval 'Bishop' Wooden Statue. Wood, 875 grams; 31.8 cm. 16th Century A.D. A large and elaborate carved, oak bishop. He is show standing wearing a cassock with an elaborate floral decoration around the neck. He is also wearing a processional crucifix around his neck and a mitre on his head. In his left hand he is hold a crosier, which reminds both bishops and their the people of the diocese that he stands in their midst as Christ, the Good Shepherd. Some restoration otherwise Very Fine and Excessively Rare.

£850.00

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Medieval 'Hexagonal' Horse Harness Pendant 008415

Medieval 'Hexagonal' Horse Harness Pendant. Copper alloy, 8.56 grams; 40.78 mm. Circa 14th - 16th Century A.D. An elaborate circular pedant with six protruding fleur de lis, the top one with a suspension loop. Inside within a raised ridge border are a further 8 gilded lis with a red enamelled circle in the centre with a gilded flower. Recorded with the Portable Scheme as ref: SUSS-1B9086. Very Fine condition. Found Kent.

£65.00

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Byzantine Cross 009655

Medieval/Byzantine 'Reliquary' Crucifix. Copper alloy, 20.64 grams, 48.20 mm. Circa 9th Century. Reliquary cross in the form of a locket. On one side of the cross is Jesus on a crucifix in iconographic form, and on the other side is a depiction of a draped Saint, again in iconographic form. On the top of this rare item is a hinge to open the cross, this presumably would have contained a small piece of bone for religious protection. Very Fine condition on this rare and intriguing item.

£125.00

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Pilgrim’s Mirror Badge 009653

Medieval Pilgrim's 'Our Lady of Walsingham' Mirror Badge. Lead, 36.67 grams; 86.54 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. It has a round top with the remains of a circular glass inset with a wonderful iridescence, It is held into the recess on the reverse with a leaden token with the six petal flower of Walsingham. Surrounding the mirror is an intricate floral decoration surrounded by a circle of pellets then a outer circle of lines. On the top is a loop for stitching with a long handle below. We are unable to find any references for this type of badge in Mitchiner. Extremely Fine Condition and Excessively Rare. Found Norfolk.

£387.00

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Tudor Belt Mount 01

Gilded Tudor 'Rose' Belt Mount. Copper alloy, 3.35 grams, 21.85 mm. 16th Century A.D. A circular belt mount, in the centre is a rose, emblem of the Tudor's surrounded by three lots of two holes. Extremely Fine condition with 80% of the original gilding intact.


£45.00

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Musket Powder Measure 006775

Charles I Civil War Musket 'Gun Powder' Measure. Lead, 14.19 grams, 16.28 mm. Circa 1642 – 1659 A.D. Small cylindrical pot used to measure the correct amount of gun powder to load a matchlock musket. Very Fine condition.

£20.00

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Medieval Jew's Harp 008696

Medieval/Tudor 'Jew's Harp' Lamellophone. Copper alloy, 18.78 grams, 61.96 mm. Circa 16th Century A.D. The two prongs would have sat in the mouth , with a reed attached to the frame so it could be plucked with the tongue. Very Fine condition.



£20.00

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Medieval Seal 001770

Medieval 'Lion' Seal Matrix. Copper alloy, 6.71 grams, 24.03 mm. 14th - 15th Century A.D. A vessica shaped seal, used for sealing important documents and packages and prevent them being opened similar to tamper proof packaging in modern times. This example is a vessica shape with a leaping lion with its tail upright in the centre, around it is the legend which has a religious inscription or the owners name. Fine condition.

£35.00

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Medieval Harness Pendant 004066

EXTREMELY RARE Medieval Horse 'Harness' Pendant. Bronze, 15.34 grams, 47.75 mm. Circa 14th Century circular/quatrefoil horse harness pendant with a large pike fish curled anti-clockwise eating a small fish traveling in the opposite direction, a four leaf clover in centre. Extremely rare and in Very Fine condition. Found Norfolk.

£110.00

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Trefoil-shaped Shield 004763

ECCLESIASTICAL Trefoil-shaped 'See of Ely' Heraldic Pendant. Copper-alloy, 10.68 grams; 41.26 mm. Circa 13th Century, a tri-lobed horse harness pendant. "Azure, three ancient crowns/ducal coronets Gules and Vert". This heraldry was used for the 'See of Ely'. Very Fine condition with complete suspension loop and hanger, most of the blue, green and red enamel remaining. Found Norfolk.


£95.00

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Medieval 'Quatrefoil' Door Key 009185

Medieval 'Quatrefoil' Castle/Church Door Key. Copper alloy, 38.42 grams, 102.42 mm. Circa. 14th Century A.D. A very large key from a large important building such as a Castle, Fortified House or Church. At the bow there is a quatrefoil often depicted in British heraldry, in heraldry a quatrefoil is a representation of a flower with four petals which is often the shape of some heraldic pendants and marks on weapons of this period. The key has a tubular shank with two wards. Ref: An almost identical example published in Benet's Artefacts, Page 502, Fig. M17-0113. Very Fine and excessively rare.

£125.00

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Medieval castle or Chapel 'Quatrefoil' Door Key 008239

Medieval Castle or Chapel 'Quatrefoil' Door Key. Copper alloy, 65 grams, 94.83 mm. Circa. 14th Century A.D. A large very smart and important key, chunky and very robust so probably used for a large door such as that of a castle or church. At the bow there is a quatrefoil often depicted in British heraldry, in heraldry a quatrefoil is a representation of a flower with four petals which is often the shape of some heraldic pendants and marks on weapons of this period. The key has a tubular shank decorated with two lines of rope at the top with a double cleft at the bottom. Very Fine and excessively rare. Found Cambridgeshire.


£240.00

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Medieval 'Casket' Key 008918

Medieval 'Casket' Key. Copper alloy, 8.38 grams; 42.64 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. A lozenge shaped handle with three globules and solid shank topped with two decorative collars. Complete and in Very Fine condition.


£35.00

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Medieval 'Lozenge' Casket Key 009171

Medieval 'Lozenge' Casket Key. Copper alloy, 8.38 grams; 42.64 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. A lozenge shaped handle with two globules, a decorative flange on top and solid shank topped with a decorative collar. It has a single notched ward with the shank terminating in a spike. Complete and in Very Fine condition.

£55.00

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Medieval Casket Key 005512

Medieval 'Casket' Key. Copper alloy, 3.32 grams; 40.25 mm. Lozenge shaped handle and hollow shaft of good solid construction. Complete and in 'as found' condition, uncleaned.

£25.00

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Medieval 'Turreted' Annular/Ring Brooch 006754

Medieval 'Turreted' Annular/Ring Brooch. Copper alloy, 2.46 grams; 22.05 mm. Circa 14th - 15th Century A.D. It is a flat circle shape with six cylindrical projections, each of these still complete with the original white enamel. Very Fine condition.

£25.00

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Medieval Crucifix Pendant 01

RARE Medieval 'Inscribed Crucifix' Pendant. Copper ally, 5.14 grams, 46.36 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. A rare and most intriguing pendant in the form of a crucifix. One side depicts a large religious inscription of 16 lines, on the other is a crucifix with a Roman Christian Chi Ru / Christogram above. Either side of the crucifix are two spears or lances, a reference to the spear of destiny used by longinus to stab Jesus to guarantee he was dead. Very Rare and Extremely Fine condition on this important religious relic.

According to legend, the Holy Lance (also known as the Spear of Destiny, Holy Spear, Lance of Longinus, Spear of Longinus or Spear of Christ) is the lance that pierced Jesus while he was on the cross. The lance is mentioned only in the Gospel of John (19:31-37) and not in any of the Synoptic Gospels. The gospel states that the Romans planned to break Jesus' legs, a practice known as crurifragium, which was a method of hastening the death during a crucifixion. Just before they did so, they realized he was already dead and that there was no reason to break his legs. To make sure he was dead, Longinus, a Roman soldier, stabbed him.

... but one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance, and immediately there came out blood and water. John 19:34

£160.00

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Candle Snuffer 008164

Tudor 'Ecclesiastical' Church Candle Snuffer. Copper alloy, 14.88 grams; 40.37 mm. Circa 16th - 17th Century A.D. It is conical in shape with a double decorative collar above supporting the suspension loop. Very Fine condition.


£30.00

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Tudor Hook Fastener 005788

'Pine Cone' Tudor Hook Fastener. Bronze, 2.79 grams; 34.09 mm. Large detailed clothes fastener with a floral open-work design, with the remains of gilding. Complete with hook, in near perfect condition.

£20.00

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Tudor 'Gold Filigree' Hook Fastener 009021

Tudor 'Gold Filigree' Hook Fastener. Gilt, 2.73 grams, 19.83 mm. Circa 16th Century A.D. A very high status and superbly executed piece of jewellery, made to a high standard by a master craftsman. Set on to a trefoil back plate is three demi globules, each applied with pellets and twisted, filigree wire. Behind is a rectangular bar so it could be stitched to clothing and a hook below to fasten the garments together. Extremely Fine condition and Rare. Ex. Grays Inn; from an old jewellery collection.


£145.00

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Medieval 'Yorkist' Royalist Badge 009249

Medieval 'Yorkist' Royalist Military Badge. Gilded copper alloy, 5.47 grams; 30.80 mm. Circa mid 15th Century A.D. A horse harness badge with an openwork four petalled-garbed rose: with the additions of a central sunface plus a small head above and sun rays below. Ref: Similar examples published in Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges by Michael Mitchiner, Page 221, Figs. 813 - 815. Very Fine with a substantial amount of the original gilding remaining.

£65.00

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Medieval Badge 007189

EXTREMELY FINE Brass Bracteate of 'The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre'. Copper Alloy, 1.93 grams; 23.53 mm. Circa early 16th Century or earlier. A large and extremely well preserved example of a repousse open-work cross pattern in the form of a cross crosslet emblem on a square badge with central fixing lug at the rear [This is the first example we have seen of this type]. This badge is of The Knightly Order of The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Ref: Similar to Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges by Michael Mitchiner; p 244, No 939-941. The only square example we have ever seen - Extremely Fine condition.

£110.00

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Medieval 'Love' Gold Finger Ring 008316

SMART Medieval 'Love' Gold Finger Ring. Gold, 1.25 grams; 19.01 mm; internal, 17.14 mm [Approx size N; US size 6 3/4; European size 13.85. 14th - 15th Century A.D. A superb medieval love ring, probably once part of pair worn to show devotion to a loved one. It has five panels around the perimeter with four pellets in each panel. In between are five longer panels each engraved, four are engraved with suns and other symbols with the last engraved with a name. Ref: Similar examples published in the Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings 1930, No. 623 - 656. Very Fine and Rare. From an old 1960's collection.

£495.00

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Tudor 'Cherub Head' Buckle 009009

Tudor 'Cherub Headed' Buckle. Copper alloy, 15.55 grams; 57.67 mm. Circa 16th/17th Century A.D. A large Medieval/Tudor period belt buckle, its has two loop for receiving the belt, at either side are two cherub heads. Very Fine with a substantial amount of the original gilding remaining.

£22.50

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Tudor Hook Fastener 100

Open-work Tudor Hook Fastener. Bronze, 2.11 grams; 34.50 mm. Large detailed clothes fastener with a floral open-work design. Complete with hook, in perfect condition.

£15.00

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Medieval silver bodkin 002266

Medieval Bodkin. Silver, 3.61 grams; 69.25 mm. A beautiful example of a 15th Century bodkin used in the weaving process. The head has a typical Early Acorn Top with cross hatch decoration. The loop is elongated and shows signs of use making this a most interesting addition to any medieval collection. Very Fine condition. Ex. Kirkton collection.

£135.00

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Byzantine Arrowhead 006549

Medieval/Byzantine 'Lozenge-shaped' Arrowhead. Iron, 22.62 grams, 125.49 mm. Circa 7th Century A.D. A large lozenge arrowhead with a vicious-shaped head, curves into a convex form to the circular stop ridge, before the tang tapers to a point. Similar to BM9 in A Fine Collection of Ancient and Medieval Arrowheads & Crossbow Bolts by Alan Cherry. Very Fine Condition.


£29.00

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Medieval Buckle Plate 03

Medieval 'Royal Griffin' Buckle Plate. Bronze, 7.51 mm; 27.22 mm. 13th century decorated plate in the form of a Griffon. Folded plate with two rivets, one remaining. Very Fine patination and condition.

£35.00

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Medieval 'Griffin' Heraldic Pendant 008894

RARE Medieval 'Griffin' Heraldic Pendant. Copper alloy, 16.03 grams; 47.12 mm. Circa 13th - 14th Century A.D. A very large and smart square harness pendant with an incuse square with a griffin walking left with its foreleg raised. Remains of blue enamel in the field. The griffin is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine. Very Fine condition. RARE.

£135.00

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Medieval 'Arms of England' Heraldic Stud 008165

Medieval 'Arms of England' Heraldic Stud. Copper alloy, 5.60 grams; 19.80 mm. Circa 13th - 14th Century A.D. A heater shaped shield with a mounting lug behind, within the shield are three passant lion's, surrounded by a field of complete red enamel. Extremely Fine, featured in John Chapman's article in the searcher, March 2007, page 49. Found Yorkshire.


£95.00

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Medieval 'John De Godemontone' Heraldic Pendant

Medieval 'John De Godemontone' Heraldic Horse Harness Pendant. Copper alloy, 11.61 grams; 46.73 mm. Circa 1216 - 1272 A.D. John De Godermontone, on the Henry III roll, Bore argent and eagle displayed gules; Arden and St. George Rolls. Suspension loop intact. Substantial amount of red (gules) enamel remaining and in Very Fine condition.


£195.00

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Medieval 'High Status' Battle Mace Head 008268

STUNNING Medieval 'High Status' Battle Mace Head. Copper alloy, 315 grams; 57.97 grams. Circa 13th - 15th Century A.D. The mace being made from bronze and adorned with a rope design around each of the spikes suggests that this was to indicate importance of an individual and show his status high up in society. It has 12 'spikes' with a hollow socket to receive the shaft which no doubt would have been as elaborately decorated as its head. Ref: Similar example but without decoration in Benet's Artefacts, Page 351, No. M05-0101. Extremely Fine condition and Excessively rare, probably unique.

£415.00

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Medieval 'Spherical' Battle Mace Head 008342

Medieval 'Spherical' Battle Mace Head. Iron, 285 grams; 61.82 grams. Circa 13th - 15th Century A.D. A spherical, spiked mace head, typical of those used in medieval England. It has a large circular socket to house the wooden handle with numerous projections resembling a pineapple. Very Fine 'as found' condition and Rare.

£200.00

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Model Cannon 001877

Massive Model Ship's Cannon. Bronze, 65 grams; 91.54 mm. 18th Century long and decorated barreled usable cannon, complete with trunnions. Extremely Fine condition, cleaned and conserved.

£35.00

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Toy Anchor 001886

Toy Ship's Anchor. Bronze, 4.93 grams; 35.70 mm. Circa 1700's, a well made exact replica of a 'tall' ship's anchor, from an 18th Century toy ship. Only the more affluent could afford to buy their children an expensive toy sailing ship equiped with anchor and toy cannons. Very Fine Condition.

£15.00

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Toy Anchor 001886
Church Key 001849

Post Medieval 'Church' Door Key. Iron, 59.11 grams, 136.21 mm, 18/19th Century A.D. Large plain style key, “8” shaped bow with “S” shaped key with two clefts, decorative triple flange at mid shank. Very Fine condition.

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Church Key 001846

Post Medieval 'Church' Door Key. Iron, 80 grams, 141.90 mm, 18/19th Centry A.D. Large plain style key, hollow shank, “B” shaped bow with square key with one cleft. Very Fine condition.

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Georgian House 005845

Post Medieval 'Georgian' Toy. Lead, 95 grams, 71.93 mm wide x 46.43 high. Circa 1714. Beautiful child's toy, in the form a Georgian house. On its stand, one side depicts the house with open windows and the other with closed windows. Very Fine condition. .

£30.00

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Model Ship's Cannon 007403

Model Ship's Cannon. Copper alloy, 15.54 grams; 60.93 mm. 18th Century long barreled usable cannon, complete with trunnions. Good Very Fine condition.

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Gold Livery ‘Boar’s Head’ Finger Ring 007927

SMART Gold Livery 'Boar’s Head' Finger Ring. Gold, 8.10 grams, 21.55 mm; internal, 17.53 mm [Approx size O; US size 7 1/4; European size 14.98]. Late 18th- early 19th Century A.D. A stunning example of a household family livery ring, this example has a chapeau mounted boar’s head right. Probably an insignia of the Halliday family whose family crest was a mounted boar’s head. A very important piece with ancestry dating back to pre-medieval times, with relations through marriage to William Wallace, Sir Leonard Halliday became Lord Mayor of London 1604, foiled the gun powder plot to assassinate James I, was one of the founders of the powerful East India Company and A very rare livery ring from a historically important bloodline. Extremely Fine condition.

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Inscribed Posey Ring 007926

HISTORIC Inscribed 'Devotion' Gold Posey Ring. Gold, 2.50 grams, 18.43 mm; internal, 16.49 mm [Approx size L 1/2; US size 6; European size 12]. Circa 1725 A.D. A nice 'Posey' ring, with a smart engraved inscription: "Thy . Faithfull . Frend . Till . Death". The thick gold band is similar to today’s wedding rings and is engraved inside with a message of devotion. The ring also has a stamped makers mark "B" within an incuse square. Posey rings have brief poems that express love sentiments delicately inscribed on them. Tradition has it that there is a vein running directly from the fourth finger to the heart and words touching this vein have a special power. These inscribed rings were worn as early as classical times but reached their greatest popularity historically in the 16th and 17th centuries. These poems are primarily in English or French and Latin Posey rings connect people, and especially people in love, with all those who have ever loved. Often in ancient times, these rings were given in silver as betrothal rings, and then replaced with the gold version upon marriage. All of our Posey rings are genuine and are guaranteed Centuries old as described. Ref: Similar, but more significant than the published example in Benet’s Artefacts, p574, P10-0103 which booked at £350 - £400.00 in 2003. Very Fine condition. Found Kent.

£400.00

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Musket Shot Mould 003026

Civil War Musket Shot Scissors-mould. Bronze and Iron, 32.67 grams; 56.10 x 26.25 mm. An extremely rare musket shot mould with the remain of the two iron handles. Good condition and in a stable state of preservation. This item includes half a dozen musket balls. An amazing display of civil war history!

£145.00

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Tudor Hook Fastener 003908

'Foral' Tudor Hook Fastener. Bronze, 3.16 grams; 31.44 mm. A detailed clothes fastener with a floral design around a central 'iris'. Complete with hook, in near perfect condition.

£18.00

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Tudor Hook Fastener 005789

'Pine Cone' Tudor Hook Fastener. Copper-Alloy, 3.14 grams, 35.47 mm. Large detailed clothes fastener with a floral openwork design, around a central pinecone. Complete with hook, in Very Fine condition. .

£24.00

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Medieval/Tudor Hook Fastener 0007870

STUNNING Late Medieval/Tudor 'Trefoil Domes' Hook Fastener. Silver Gilt, 10.15 grams. Circa 16th Century A.D. A cast silver dress hook of 16th Century in date. The hook has a triangular back plate with a cusped outline on there are three hemi spheres, each decorated with applied filigree. On each dome there are three filigree circles, two of the larger circles each contain four smaller circles. In the centre of and between each set of circles is a boss, one of which is missing. In the centre of the three domes is another larger boss, which is riveted through the back plate. The shank is in two parts and the ends have been folded over to keep it in place. The central boss holds a separately cast twelve petal rosette. Soldered onto the back at the narrow end of the triangle is the curving hook. The rear attachment bar lost in antiquity. Extremely Fine condition, with over 70% of the original gilding remaining. Found Puddletown, Dorset 2006. Declared as treasure under the treasure act, but recently disclaimed to the owner. A copy of the treasure report from the British Museum is included in this sale.

£275.00

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Medieval Bell CB2

SMART Medieval 'Petal Design' Rumbler Bell. Copper alloy, 160 grams, 46.35 mm. Circa early 15th - early 17th Century A.D. A large medieval crotal or rumbler bell, with a beautiful petal decoration. Complete with stone clappers and loop which would have been used to suspend the bell around the neck of animals. In Medieval times farming was different to how it is now and land was covered with trees and bushes making it hard for farmers to locate their live stock, these operate the same way as a modern cattle bell would making it easier to locate animals. Ref: Detector Finds by Godon Bailey; p36-45. A heavy exceptionally made bell in Extremely Fine condition.

£35.00

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Medieval Spoon 004071

SMART Medieval 'Acorn Knop' Spoon. Pewter, 140.88 mm; 32.32 grams. A 15th Century spoon with short stem, with a large decorative acorn finial. The rounded pear-shaped bowl is unstamped, but of obvious high quality manufacture. Very Fine Condition. Found on the Thames foreshore.

£160.00

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Renaissance Earrings 005437

Gold 'Renaissance' Earrings. Gold, 1.75 grams, 20.28 mm. Circa 16th Century. A stunning pair of English Renaissance hoop earrings with a plain round bands and intricately designed gold open work beads.

"English Renaissance" is a term often used to describe a cultural and artistic movement in England from the early 16th century to the early 17th century. It is associated with the pan-European Renaissance that many cultural historians believe originated in northern Italy in the fourteenth century. This era in English cultural history is sometimes referred to as "The Age of Shakespeare" or "The Elizabethan era", taking the name of the English Renaissance's most famous author and most important monarch, respectively.

£260.00

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Medieval Cockspur Brooch 007274

Medieval 'Cockspur' Brooch. Copper alloy, 2.12 grams, 25.44 mm. Circa 1500 A.D. A fighting cock spur with a curving stabbing point triangular in section, with a perpendicular oval attachment ring. The diameter of the ring is smallest where the prick is attached and flares towards the outer edge to incorporate the cockerel's spur. It has four circular perforations, to attached the spur to the leather surrounding the birds leg. Ref: p 60, Detector Finds by Gordon Bailey. This was found with a glass boss insert of pale blue, white, purple and green. This boss fits perfectly into the spur when not in use to adapt the spur into a brooch/decorative pin hole. Perfect Extremely Fine condition. Found wiltshire. With a copy of the portable antiquities scheme detailed report.


£125.00

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Medieval Knife Handle 000809

Medieval 'Female Bust' Knife Handle. Copper alloy, 16.88 grams, 29.37 mm. Circa 14th-15th Century A.D. Expertly executed, this is a very rare and most intriguing depiction of a female bust, wearing pearled drapery, with a face with prominent eyes. Hanging down either side of her head is her hair, typical of this period. Extremely Fine condition.


£125.00

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Medieval Acorn Knop Pewter Spoon 007872

SUPERB Medieval 'Acorn Knop' Pewter Spoon. Pewter, 39.79 grams, 149.80 mm. During the reign of Henry VII, 1485 - 1509 A.D. A superb late 15th / early 16th Century spoon [Touch mark 'S' within an incuse circle] with a long circular shaped stem, with a large decorative Acorn finial. The shallow rounded tear shaped bowl is stamped with an 'S' within an incuse circle. Ref: Medieval Artefacts by Nigel Mills, p 83, No 226. A beautiful spoon of quality manufacture and in Extremely Fine Condition still with much of the tinned surface. Found in mud from a dug from village pond in Warley, Essex in 2006.

£350.00

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Medieval Acorn Knop Pewter Spoon 007872
Medieval Apostle Knop Pewter Spoon 007871

SUPERB Medieval 'Apostle Knop' Pewter Spoon. Pewter, 46.86 grams, 148.21 mm. During the reign of Henry VII, 1485 - 1509 A.D. A superb late 15th / early 16th Century spoon [Touch mark Cross-crosslet, circa. 1505 - 1506 A.D.] with a long diamond shaped stem decorated on either side with a zig zags running from the knop to the bowl, with a large decorative Apostle finial shaped like a petal with a carved mark of ownership AE on top. The deep rounded tear shaped bowl is stamped with a cross patonce mark. Ref: Medieval Artefacts by Nigel Mills, p 83, No 227. A beautiful spoon of quality manufacture and in Extremely Fine Condition still with much of the tinned surface. Found in mud from a dug from village pond in Warley, Essex in 2006.

£450.00

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Medieval Buckle Plate 006758

Medieval 'Lion' Buckle Plate. Copper alloy,1.21 grams, 20.08 mm. Circa 14th century. A decorated buckle plate with two rivets. It is decorated with a lion standing left, head facing with most of the original gilding remaining. Very Fine condition.

£25.00

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Medieval Lion Buckle Plate 007882

Medieval 'Lion' Buckle Plate. Copper alloy, 7.16 grams, 43.72 mm. Circa 14th century. A stunning and large medieval buckle plate. Within the rectangular border, on a hatched background is a lion walking left, facing forward. Very Fine condition.


£35.00

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Personal Seal 004828

Early 'Star' Personal Seal. Lead, 14.09 grams; 31.18 mm. A 14th century seal matrix with 'star' in centre and name around. Handle/loop on the reverse. Extremely Fine condition.


£65.00

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Medieval 'Henrikvs' Cut Seal Matrix 004830

Medieval 'Henrikvs' Cut Seal Matrix. Lead, 18.18 grams, 38.13 mm. Circa.14th Century A.D. A purposely cut half of a lead circular seal used for sealing important documents and packages and prevent them being opened similar to tamper proof packaging in modern times. This example is a personal seal in the name of Henry which read, '[+H] ENRIKVS DESAPIA [-]', with a foliated cross in the centre. Once seals were deemed to be obsolete they were cut like this one so they could not be used fraudulently. Very Fine condition.

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Medieval 'Ornamented' Plant' Seal Matrix 005785

LARGE Medieval 'Ornamented' Seal Matrix. Lead, 80 grams, 43.98 mm. Circa.14th Century A.D. An intriguing Medieval merchants seal matrix used for sealing important documents and packages and prevent them being opened similar to tamper proof packaging in modern times. In the centre within an inner circle is a is an ornamented plant set in a pot with annulets each side. Around the edge is a French Latin inscription reading + X C ICO X FOW AHERICI, possibly translating to 'personal seal for dealing with Eric', Ico meaning to strike, hit, wound, strike a bargain, make a deal. An unusual seal in Good Very Fine condition.

£85.00

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Medieval 'Sibille' Seal Matrix 006460

Medieval 'Sibille' Seal Matrix of a Lady. Lead, 16.86 grams, 30.07 mm. 13th - 14th Century A.D. A nice circular secrete seal matrix in the name of its owner. A seal was used for sealing important documents and packages and prevent them being opened similar to tamper proof packaging in modern times. Around the outside is a legend which has the French lady owners name, S' SIBILLIE FIL IOHIS, with an eight petalled flower in the centre and a small handle on the reverse. Sibille is from the Greek, meaning a wise old woman. Very Fine Condition.

£75.00

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Medieval ‘Nuns’ Vessica Seal Matrix 008168

Medieval 'Nuns' Vessica Seal Matrix. Lead, 16.69 grams; 39.55 mm. Circa. 13th Century A.D. Possibly a nun's or other important women's seal with a religious significance, in the centre of the device is a depiction of the crescent moon and multi rayed star motif. Around the perimeter is the legend +’ S[A]GNES [-] OLTO, the seal of Agnes [female]. Ref: Sealmats 64-74b, 75, 145, 154, 291. Good Fine condition and RARE as a women's seal. Found Dunnington, 2006. Full Museum documentation included in sale. SOLD.

Mediaevalist I Szymanski of Yorkshire Museum Services writes: "The face of this matrix bears a familiar type of device, the crescent moon and a star…Here, the legend, although partly illegible, is clearly a personal female name".

£40.00

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Medieval ‘Nuns’ Vessica Seal Matrix 008168
Medieval Seal Matrix 001149

Medieval 'Clover' Personal Seal. Bronze, 8.61 grams, 18.00 x 21.62 mm high. 14th Century 'Chess piece' with three 'leaves' with an animal long tail curled below. Long detailed inscription around the circumference - ICIDORTNA CIPOPORT? Even patina. Very Fine condition.

£160.00

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Medieval Seal Matrix 001151

Medieval 'Squirrel' Personal Seal. Bronze, 8.30 grams, 19.24 x 23.05 mm high. 14th Century 'Chess piece' seal with squirrel with bushy tail, name around. Nice floral suspension loop. Good Very Fine condition.

£195.00

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Medieval 'Saint Margaret' Seal Matrix 007929

STUNNING Medieval 'Saint Margaret' Seal Matrix. Copper alloy, 11.05 grams, 23.86 mm. Circa. 13th/14th Century A.D. A stunning chess piece seal matrix depicting Saint Margaret in centre, she stands visible from the waist up, facing left and holding a sword which she slayed a multi-headed dragon. Around the perimeter is a Latin inscription ‘SCEPAI VLEI’ which is translated as Saint Margaret. The stem is a hexagonal shape tapering outwards to make the circular seal piece and a trefoil loop for suspension. A superb rare seal in Extremely Fine condition.



£450.00

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Norman 'Christian Cross' Seal Matrix 005462

RARE Medieval 'Christian Cross' Seal Matrix. Copper alloy, 6.95 grams, 26.89 mm. Circa 14th/15th Century A.D. A large secrete seal with a Christian cross in the centre, a curled foliate or scroll design in each angle. Around the edge of the seal is the French Latin inscription reading +S' ERATRIS IOhAN ISO SVhAVD BI, translating to: Was the Secrete Seal of John Iso Suhaud, where S' means the secrete seal of and Eratris means was. A scarce large copper alloy circular seal with a loop for suspension on the reverse. Very Fine 'as found' uncleaned condition.

£165.00

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Medieval 'Maritine' Seal Matrix 005883

EXTREMELY RARE Medieval 'Maritine' Merchants Seal Matrix. Copper alloy, 10.02 grams, 31.73 mm. Circa. 13th Century A.D. An extremely rare and historic lozenge shaped seal, on the back is a loop for suspension. On the face of the seal is the legend '+ AVE MARIA GRACIA' translated as 'Hail Mary Full of Grace', in the centre within an incised line lozenge is a pictorial monogram depicting a holy cross, an anchor below, the horizontal arm of the cross forms a ships mast with a crow’s nest surmounted by a bird. Once owned by a religious minded merchant with interests in shipping. Hence the mast and crows nest, used for looking out for danger, the anchor used in the safety when coming home to port, with a horizontal sea-line creating the cross of Christ. Very Fine condition and excessively rare.



£550.00

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Medieval 'Monastic Priory or Abbey' Seal Matrix 005478

UNIQUE Medieval Bishop's 'Monastic Priory or Abbey' Seal Matrix. Copper alloy, 12.07 grams, 34.19 mm. Circa. 13th century A.D. The majority of a very large monastic priory or Abbey seal, a vessica shaped seal of the Secular Clergy. The Bishop is shown in centre dressed in a gown, with the Bishop's inscription around the edge, [J]OHANNES / BELLOC[ ]. The top end of the seal was purposely broken in antiquity after the seal was no longer needed [such as the death of the Bishop], so it could not be used ever again, such was the importance of the documents that it once sealed. Ref; Benet's Artefacts p 493, M16-0259-60 the type books from £1,100.00. Extremely rare and important un-researched piece of English religeous history in Very Fine condition.



£275.00

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Medieval 'Beast and Head' Seal Matrix 007930

STUNNING Medieval 'Beast and Severed Head' Seal Matrix. Copper alloy, 6.29 grams, 18.58 mm. Circa. 13th/14th Century A.D. This is a stunning example of a document seal with a depiction fantastical beast or Dragon, perched on the severed neck of a decapitated human head. Around the circumference is the legend, DEITOLM BROADLE, probably the owners name as Broadle is an ancient English surname. The seal has a circular suspension loop which expands into the hexagonal circular stem. Extremely rare and in Extremely Fine condition.

£375.00

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Medieval ‘Mary and Child’ Vessica Seal Matrix 008146

STUNNING Medieval Cleric 'Mary and Child' Personal Seal Matrix. Copper alloy, 8.38 grams; 30.36 mm. 13th Century A.D. Stunning in every aspect, this vessica shaped seal has the Latin inscription + AVE F DEI MEM/ENTO MEI, translated as Hail, Son of God, Remember me. In the centre is the Virgin Mary, seated on a textured seat facing forward. She is uncrowned, and holds her right hand to her breast. Infant Jesus is seated on her knee facing left, his hand reaching up to his mother’s neckband. At the bottom is a depiction of a demi figure of a praying cleric facing left, most probably the owner, separated from the rest of the seal by an arch. Ref: Catalogue of Seal in the Public Record Office: Monastic seal, R.H. Ells, (London H.M.S.O., 1986), M588, for matrices bearing a similar legend, see sealmat 200, Lincs 2653; for St James, see sealmat 121, St Lawrence, sealmat 177. Extremely Fine condition. Found Dunnington, East Yorkshire. York Museum documentation included in the sale.



£450.00

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Medieval Heraldic Seal Matrix of Lord John 000807

VERY RARE Medieval Heraldic Seal of 'Lord John'. Copper alloy, 4.55 grams; 21.06 mm. Circa 13th Century A.D. A rare shield shaped seal, it has an Latin inscription S IOHIS DOMINVS, translated as 'The Seal of Lord John'. In the centre, is a heater shaped shield with a heraldic coat of arms with hatched indicated tinctures. The arms are checky argent and murrey/sanguine. Behind is a loop for suspension. Seals can be a frequent find, however most of these are circular in shape, this example is the first we have seen bearing a heraldic coat of arms with the owners name and title. Ref: A seal showing a similar similar coat of arms, John Warenne, earl of Surrey, Circa 1250 A.D, is illustrated on page 53 in A Guide to British Medieval Seals. Very Fine condition.


£375.00

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Knight's Heraldic Pendant 007888

Medieval Knight 'Passant Lion' Heraldic Pendant. Copper Alloy, 35.97 grams; 73.88 x 85.03 mm. Late 13th - Early 14th Century quatrefoil Knights heraldic horse harness pendant: In the centre within a blue enamelled square is a passant lion, surrounded by four red panels with incuse fleurs in blue enamel. The lion is the most noble of the heraldic beasts; passant is his most noble position. He is the symbol of strength, courage, nobility and fortitude. Fully enamelled and in exceptional condition, complete with a gilded large hanger. Ex. Hurst collection.

Historian Mr. A. E. Jopson: "I hope the person who unearthed the bronze harness pendant was secured by the ankle to some strong field anchor, otherwise he would have floated off into space in a state of delirium to find a specimen in such superb condition, most certainly an elite collectors item!".

£250.00

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Medieval Knight's 'Arms of England' Heraldic Stud 008156

Medieval Knight's 'Arms of England' Heraldic Stud. Copper alloy, 12.80 grams; 30.44 mm. Circa. late 13th - early 14th Century A.D. A stud in the form of a heater shaped shield, which bares Gules, three lion passant guardant within a narrow border. Ref: For pieces bearing the same arms, see Horsegear 31-31h. Good Fine. Found Newbald, East Yorkshire. Full Museum documentation included in sale.

Mediaevalist I Szymanski of Yorkshire Museum Services writes: "the shape of the shield echoes the shape of the shield in use at the time, it suggests a date of the second half of the thirteenth century or earlier in the fourteenth. The arms themselves give a further piece of information in that they pre-date Edward III's quartering of the arms of England with the fleurs-de-lys of France, which occurred in the second half of the fourteenth century".

£110.00

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Medieval 'Feeding Bird' Horse Harness Pendant

Medieval 'Feeding Birding Chicks' Horse Harness Pendant. Copper alloy, 11.63 grams; 42.54 mm. Circa 13th - 15th Century A.D. A hanging shield shaped pendant, inside it is a depiction in enamel of a white bird curing it heads round to feed one of its young shown in red enamel. A rare depiction and in good Fine condition complete with suspension loop intact.

£55.00

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Medieval Casket Key 006087

Medieval 'Casket' Key. Copper alloy, 1.84 grams; 23.34 mm. Looped handle with solid shaft and of good solid construction. Undamaged 'as found' condition, uncleaned.

£16.00

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Medieval Ring Brooch 007265

Medieval 'Turreted' Ring Brooch. Copper alloy, 1.30 grams, 16.34 mm. Circa 14th-15th Century A.D. A nice example of a turreted ring brooch, there are six expanding elliptical sides between six turrets filled with white paste/enamel. Complete with pin and in Very Fine condition.


£25.00

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Medieval Brooch 007261

BEAUTIFUL Medieval 'Filigree' Ring Brooch. Silver, 5.04 grams, 31.47 mm. Circa 14th Century A.D. A superb intricately made brooch, with a repeating bean-shaped filigree border, each shape having three protruding dots. Repair to lower edge, with pin and much of the original gilding remaining. From an old collection.

£225.00

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Medieval Brooch 005376

Medieval 'Joined Crescents' Ring Brooch. Copper Alloy, 4.01 grams, 27.97 mm. Circa 1350 A.D. A nice medieval brooch of four joined crescents, with ‘notch’ designed centre bars. Very Fine condition with original pin intact and in perfect usable order!

£85.00

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Medieval 'King of the Jews' Ring Brooch 008157

Medieval 'King of the Jews' Ring Brooch. Copper alloy, 10.54 grams; 37.49 mm. Circa 13th - 14th Century A.D. An annular ring brooch, around the perimeter is the religious inscription + IHC NAZARINVS REX [a known published inscription], translated as Jesus King of the Jews. It was originally thought that inscriptions like this were just a meaningless series of lines and would not have been important as many people of this period could not read or write. However they would have seen IHC motifs embroidered on alter cloths and on sacred objects and would have understood the religious significance of the brooch. Pre-depositional snap at 5 o’clock otherwise Very Fine. Found Newbald, East Yorkshire 2006. Full Museum documentation included in sale.

Mr Jim Halliday of York Museum PAS writes: "Nick Griffiths the well known archaeological illustrator wrote to say that he had seen many inscriptions of the period that were much worse and only legible to those with years of experience of reading medieval lettering".


£40.00

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Medieval 'Angel & Lion' Brooch 008408

STUNNING Medieval 'Angel & Lion' Brooch. Copper alloy, 4.21; 27.58 mm. Circa 12/13th Century A.D. A stunning gilt medieval brooch showing an angel to the left facing right, wrestling with a lion facing left, between them is a human head, clamped between the tussling arms of the lion and angel. There are very few recorded examples of brooches of this English brooch type, but we can find no record of one with a human head between an angel and lion. Similar to Medieval Artefacts by Nigel Mills; page 56-57, NM 137 & MN 139, books £360-575 in VF. This brooch is most probably unpublished and unique. Extremely Fine condition with a substantial amount of the gilding remaining.


£475.00

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Medieval Pilgrims Ampulla 005795

Medieval Pilgrim's Ampulla. Lead, 47.01 grams; 48.32 mm. Circa 15th Century. A superb Pilgrim's Ampulla, still complete with both suspension lugs. Used to transport Holy water back from a shrine to bless the fields or household of the Pilgrim. Good Fine condition.


£40.00

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Medieval Pilgrim's Ampulla 006208

Medieval 'Crowned I' Pilgrim's Ampulla. Lead, 51.36 grams; 48.31 mm. Circa 15th Century. A nice Pilgrim's Ampulla complete with both suspension lugs, the front shows a scallop shell hatched decoration on one side and a heater shaped shield on the other. This vessel would have been used to transport Holy water back from a Shrine to bless fields, household or a relative of the Pilgrim. Very Fine condition.

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Medieval Pilgrim's Ampulla 007262

Medieval 'Crowned I' Pilgrim's Ampulla. Lead, 33.43 grams; 56.76 mm. Circa 15th Century. A nice Pilgrim's Ampulla complete with both suspension lugs, the front shows a striate shield with a crowned I inside, short for IESUS [Jesus], enclosed within an outline octofoil. In the present context the letter I can be identified as an allusion to Jesus Christ, whose Holy Rood was at Bromholm, a shrine which was also a centre of veneration to Christ’s sacred heart. This vessel would have been used to transport Holy water back from the Bromholm Shrine to bless fields, household or a relative of the Pilgrim. Very Fine condition.

£55.00

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Roman/Holy Land 'Star of David' Stud 007695

Roman/Holy Land 'Star of David' Stud. Copper alloy, 3.41 grams, 21.83 mm. Circa 1st-3rd Century A.D. A nice Roman/Holy Land stud decorated on the head with a star of David, an emblem of the Jews, with the stud protruding from behind. Very Fine condition.

£45.00

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Pope Benedict XII Papal Bulla 004829

Medieval 'Benedict XII' Papal Bulla. Lead, 17.18 mm, Circa 1334-1342. Half of a Papal Bulla of Pope Benedict XII, the obverse shows busts of St Paul left and St Peter right, with a cross between, SPASPE above with the reverse reading BENE / DICTUS / P P XII. Papal bullas are often found in halves as the rope to the document was held in the centre of the bulla. Halved in antiquity. Very Fine condition.

£40.00

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Medieval ‘Sacred Heart’ Pilgrim’s Ampulla 008130

Medieval 'Sacred Heart' Pilgrim's Ampulla. Lead, 32.85 grams; 46.90 mm. Circa 15th Century. A nice pouch shaped ampulla originally from the Bromholm shrine, with a crowned heart (chequy) on the front with an 'I' in centre. On the reverse is a Crowned possibly floral design with a chequey pattern below. Used to transport Holy water back from a shrine to bless the fields or household of the Pilgrim. Very Fine condition. We cannot find a reference to any similar reverse design

£60.00

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Medieval ‘Sacred Heart’ Pilgrim’s Ampulla 008122

Medieval 'Holy Water' Pilgrim's Ampulla. Lead, 32.23 grams; 48.22 mm. Circa 15th Century. A Pilgrim's Ampulla with the remains of a design on either side. Used to transport Holy water back from a shrine to bless the fields or household of the Pilgrim. Fine condition.

£40.00

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Medieval ‘Sacred Heart’ Pilgrim’s Ampulla 008122
Medieval Finger Ring 003576

EXTREMELY RARE Medieval 'Lovers' Pewter Finger Ring. Pewter, 7.39 grams, 25.64 mm; internal, 14.48 mm [Approx size G 1/2; US size 3 1/2; European size 5.40]. Circa 15th Century A.D. A smart and excessively rare pewter ring, the shank is formed by the curled legs of a man and women in an erotic embrace, the band expands up to the bezel where there is a masterfully executed depiction of a man and women kissing, with hands around each others genatalia. Crack at the bottom of the band otherwise Very Fine and excessively rare.

£145.00

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Medieval Iconographic Ring

EXTREMELY RARE Gold 'St. George' Iconographic Ring. Gold, 1.68 grams, 21.18; internal, 16.85 mm [Approx size M 1/2; US size 6 3/8; European size 13/00]. An extremely rare and important Early 15th Century religious finger ring. The large oval bezel is expertly engraved with the male figure of St George standing facing head down at the dragon impaled by his spear. The hollow hoop is beautifully decorated with engraved either side with the cross of St. George which became the national flag of England while England was under the rule of Richard I. On the underside is a small hole, which would have reputed to have the blood of St. George dripped inside to protect the wearer (hence the name ;Vein ring'). A superb high status finger ring, in Very Fine condition. Ex. An old English collection.

£2,250.00

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Norman 'Broad Axe' Seal Matrix 01

EXCESSIVELY RARE Norman 'Broad Axe' Seal Matrix. Lead, 12.21 grams, 29.05 mm. Circa. 11th Century A.D. An excessively rare and captivating seal from the Norman period. Around the edge of this sub-triangular shaped shield seal is the personal legend ‘S’YIL/ROGI/HILLS’, with a rare depiction of a battle axe in the centre. Very Rare and Very Fine condition.

£175.00

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Norman Chess Piece 003792

Norman 'Chess Piece' . Copper-Alloy, 13.82 grams, 26.17 mm.12th Century A.D. Probably a chess pawn or other gaming piece, with a Norman’s Head with typical 'basin' haircut. The round base with incurving sides, would have originally been attached to a wooden, bone or ivory base. Very Fine condition and Extremely Rare.

£145.00

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Norman 'Dragon' Open-work Belt Mount 008123

SMART Norman 'Dragon' Open-work Belt Mount. Copper alloy, 9.37 grams, 32.79 mm. Circa. 11th Century A.D. A beautiful open-work mount showing a decorated dragon or 'Beast' facing right, with curled forked tail to the left and it's head curled backwards and resting on it's back. Four fixing rivets, three still present, and in Extremely Fine condition with a superb even and smooth deep green English patination. Found Suffolk. Ex. Hurst Collection.

£195.00

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Excessively Rare Norman 'Dragon' Buckle Plate 008589

SMART Norman 'Dragon or griffin' Buckle Plate. Copper alloy, 20.30 grams; 38.10 mm. Circa 11th - 12th Century A.D. A Rare gilt buckle plate probably bought to England in the Norman conquest. Depicted in the centre is a Dragon or Griffin standing proudly left, with wings, tail and head raised. The two bronze rivtes still in situ and Very Fine condition.

£85.00

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Excessively Rare Norman 'Dragon' Buckle Plate 008589
Medieval Battle Axe 006044

Medieval 'Swedish' Battle Axe. Iron, 805 grams, 24.80 cm. 1257-1308 A.D. The axe has a tubular socket with four projections to keep the axe held onto its shaft. The socket tapers inwards to form the base of the blade, which curves downwards and has a crescent shaped blade. Ref: A similar axe in the London Museum Medieval catalogue of 1940, Pg 57; B320. Professionally cleaned and conserved and in Extremely Fine condition.



£145.00

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Medieval 'Battle' Mace 007962

Medieval Knight's 'Battle' Mace. Iron, 415 grams; 72.22 mm. Circa 13th - 14th Century. A weapon of offence, capable of breaking through the strongest armor. This Mace head would have been attached to a wooden handle making an elaborately flanged war club . Maces also have been symbols of power or ruler ship, from ancient times. Extremely Fine condition. Found Eastern Europe. Ref; similar to Benet's M05-0101. Very Fine condition.

£225.00

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Medieval 'Spherical' Battle Mace Head 008246

Medieval 'Spherical' Battle Mace Head. Iron, 140 grams; 53.54 grams. Circa 13th - 15th Century A.D. A spherical, spiked mace head, typical of those used in medieval England. It has a large circular socket to house the wooden handle with numerous projections resembling a pineapple. Very Fine 'as found' condition and Rare.

£125.00

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Medieval 'Spherical' Battle Mace Head 008246
Medieval Jew's Harp

Medieval 'Jew's Harp' Lamellophone. Copper alloy, 12.30 grams, 55.95 mm. Circa 16th Century A.D. The two prongs would have sat in the mouth , with a reed attached to the frame so it could be plucked with the tongue. Very Fine condition.

The Jew's harp, jaw harp, or mouth harp is thought to be one of the oldest musical instruments in the world; a musician apparently playing it can be seen in a Chinese drawing from the 3rd century B.C. It is also sometimes called a Jew's trump or juice harp, among other names, and has no particular connection with Judaism.


£20.00

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Medieval/Tudor Ring 01

STUNNING Medieval/Tudor 'Ruby and Clusters' Finger Ring. Silver, 3.10 grams, 26.79 mm; internal, 22.07 mm [Approx size Z 1/2; US size 12 3/4; European size 29.43]. Circa 15th/16th Century A.D. A wonderful Tudor period ring, the band is adorned with a double rope decoration. The bezel again highly decorated with a central garnet surrounded four pellets with four clusters of three balls in between. Slight ancient cracking to the band, overwise in Very Fine condition.

£275.00

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Medieval 'Heraldic' Heraldic Pendant 008162

Medieval 'heraldic' Heraldic Pendant. Copper alloy, 15.50 grams; 43.83 mm. Circa 13th - 14th Century A.D. A heater shaped shield surmouted by a loop for suspension, within the shield in the four angles of St. George's cross are cells of red enamel. Very Fine, featured in John Chapman's article in the searcher, March 2007, page 49. Complete with loop intact. Found Yorkshire.


£180.00

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Medieval Mace Head 006298

RARE Medieval 'Battle' Mace. Iron, 370 grams; 60.69 mm. Circa 13th Century. A weapon of offence, capable of breaking through the strongest armor. This Mace head would have been attached to a wooden handle making an elaborately flanged war club. Maces also have been symbols of power or ruler ship, from ancient times. Extremely Fine 'as found' condition. Found Cambridgeshire.

Adam Daubney (Finds Liaison Officer) writes: "These are very rare finds and I know of nine others from the England to date. They appear to originate in central Europe, however so few have been found that we know very little about them...a similar example was found in Wales in a context dating to around the end of the 13th century. These maces are fascinating, and I think came from the baltics, through scandinavia and then ended up in England. I think they are ecclesiastical staff heads rather than weapons ~ perhaps mapping undocumented missionary work? "


£265.00

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Medieval Mace Head 006500

HIGH STATUS Medieval Knight's 'Battle' Mace. Copper alloy, 185 grams; 56.93 mm. Circa 13th - 14th Century. A weapon of offence, capable of breaking through the strongest armor. This Mace head would have been attached to a wooden handle making an elaborately flanged war club . Maces also have been symbols of power or ruler ship, from ancient times. Extremely Fine condition. Found Eastern Europe. High status as made from valuable bronze. Ref; similar to Benet's M05-0101.

£260.00

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Medieval Mace Head 006297

VICIOUS Medieval Knight's 'Spiked' Battle Mace. Iron, 305 grams; 78.70 mm. Circa 13th-14th Century. A weapon of offence, capable of breaking through the strongest armor. This Mace head would have been attached to a wooden handle making an elaborately flanged war club, with sharp, pointed spikes to increase the amount of damage caused. Maces also have been symbols of power or ruler ship, from ancient times. Very Fine. Found Germany. This one is a frightening piece of 13/14th Century weaponry in 'as found' condition.


£280.00

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Medieval Harness Pendant 003929

NICE Medieval Horse 'Harness' Pendant. Bronze, 9.83 grams, 38.86 mm. Circa 14th Century. A smart quatrefoil pendant with a floral design in blue and red enamel. Complete with loop and hanger. Very Fine condition.

£75.00

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Medieval Pilgrims Ampulla 005794

Medieval 'Pilgrim's' Ampulla. Lead, 60 grams; 49.22 mm. Circa 15th Century. A superb Pilgrim's Ampulla, still complete with both suspension lugs, the front shows a crown with a large central fleur and the reverse depicts a five petaled flower. Used to transport Holy water back from the Broomholm Shrine to bless the fields or household of the Pilgrim. Very Fine condition.

£50.00

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Posy / Remembrance Ring 007681

HISTORIC Georgian 'Skull' Gold Memorial Ring. Gold, 6.03 grams, 21.89 mm; internal, 18.36 mm [Approx size Q; US size 8 1/4; European size 17.59]. Dated 1712 A.D. A large 'Posy' type ring, with a smart engraved design of two cross hatched decorations either side of a SKULL. The thick gold band is similar to today’s wedding rings and is engraved inside with a message of remembrance. J:P Esqr 13 DEC 1712 At 18, with makers mark RR stamped within an incuse square. Ref: Similar, but more significant than the published example in Benet’s Artefacts, p578, P10-0205 which booked at £350 in 2003. Extremely Fine condition. Found Yorkshire.

£425.00

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Posy Ring 006102

Gold 'Floral' Posy Ring. Gold, 1.12 grams, 15.04 mm; internal, 13.24 mm [Could be worn on a chain around the neck]. Circa 1720 A.D. Gold posy ring, around the inside circumference is the inscription 'VERTUE LOVE ETERNALL', in italic lower case, with no makers mark. Very Fine condition. Found Lincolnshire 29th March 2006. Recorded with Adam Daubney, Lincolnshire Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme and disclaimed under the British Treasure Trove Laws on 16th June 2006. With a copy of the British Museum report.



£350.00

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Crucifix 002628

Medieval 'Crucifix' Figurine. Bronze, 9.37 grams; 48.71 mm. Late 16th/Early 17th Century English figurine fragment, depicting the crucified Christ head upraised to heaven with well defined features. A beautiful smooth English patination. Found Suffolk, 2005.

£185.00

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Medieval Mount 001622

Medieval 'Pyramid' Mount. Bronze, 10.51 grams; 27.48 mm. A 14th Century mount possibly from a book, with two incised parallel lines running to the apex, terminating in a 'mock' jewel shape. Cast with four protruding fixing lobes. Similar to a similar item in Brian Read's METAL ARTEFACTS OF ANTIQUITY; 118, p 13. Very Fine condition, un-cleaned 'as found' condition.

£35.00

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Medieval Sword Pommel 003097

Medieval Sword Pommel. Stone, 50.79 grams; 44.45 mm. Circa 12th Century. A large crescent-shaped or raised 'Tea-cosy' broad sword pommel with a central fixing tunnel. Extremely Fine condition. While pommels formed of iron or bronze are most frequently encountered; wood, bone, crystal and Stone pommels are rare. From an old English collection, found in a pit on a building site in central London after the second world war.

£195.00

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Medieval Purse Bar 100

15th Century Medieval 'Purse' Bar. Bronze, 32.68 grams; 55.39 x 53.18 mm. Circa 1450 A.D. A small but complete purse bar with loop intact. The bar has some decoration. Very Fine condition. A nice 15th Century historic collectable.

£45.00

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Medieval Key 06

Medieval 'Casket' Key. Bronze, 6.46 grams; 37.49 mm. Looped handle and hollow shaft. Undamaged 'as found' condition, uncleaned.

£12.00

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Medieval Key 01

Medieval 'Casket' Key. Bronze, 4.52 grams; 34.39 mm. Looped handle with hollow shaft. Undamaged 'as found' condition, uncleaned but with a good even patina.

£12.00

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Medieval Key 03

Medieval 'Casket' Key. Bronze, 3.25 grams; 32.65 mm. Small key with looped handle and hollow shaft. 'As found' condition, uncleaned with a good patina.

£12.00

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Medieval Key 004806

Medieval 'Casket' Key. Copper Alloy, 3.78 grams; 32.83 mm. A small lock box or 'casket' key with part of loop lost in antiquity. 'As found' condition with a good even patina.

£8.00

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Medieval Harness Pendant 003930

STUNNING Medieval Horse 'Harness' Pendant. Bronze, 3.01 grams, 24.66 mm. A beautiful 14 th Century horse harness pendant consisting of a lozenge with floral design extending from each side, cross pommee in red enamel in centre. Much of the original gilding still present. Good Very Fine condition, complete with loop. Found Walsingham, Norfolk.

£85.00

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Tudor Silver Pendant 006867

BEAUTIFUL Tudor 'Drop Ball' Pendant. Silver, 0.83 grams, 13.58 mm. Circa 16th Century A.D. A spherical pendant with a raised horizontal ridge. Either side there are a series of raised triangles making a concentric lozenge pattern separated by floral segments. Complete with hanger and in Extremely Fine condition. From an old private collection.

£57.50

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Lead Lion Seal

Early 'Lion' Document Seal. Lead, 16.07 grams; 43.90 mm. A 14/15th century cloth seal with a spectacular lion walking on hind legs left. Good Fine condition. Unresearched, better than scanned.


£30.00

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Medieval Seal 08

Medieval 'Hunting' Seal Matrix. Silver, 11 grams; 23.29 mm. Circa 1300 A.D. Round, with loop at rear. Personal and Family name around shield bearing 6 martlets (birds), borne between the horns of a front facing stag; the stag's head is flanked on either side by a hound's head in profile. Inscription reads: S'ISABELLE: DE: MAEVLINGES. Most likely Isabelle of the manorial lords of Milden, Suffolk in the late 13th / early 14th Century. Of the manorial lords of Milden who built Milden Castle between 1100-1154. their family name occurs variously as Meauling, Meulinges, Mellinge, Meldingge or Mildingges. Remigius M., living in 1274 and 1316, was the son of Peter and Isabella de M. Remigius (or Remy) succeeded his elder brother Peter (who died 1272) as lord of Milden. In Domesday booke Milden occurs as Mellinga. Very sharp and in Extremely Fine condition - with 'Wow' factor! The most interesting and best condition seal matrix we have seen.

With copy letter from Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) who helped research this piece, report from West Suffolk Archaeological Service in Bury St Edmunds, and Family tree [click on this link to view, 8 seconds - 56k modem]. Found Lincolnshire, before 1996. Price on application.

£0.00

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Tudor Spoon 002490

Round Bowl 'Tudor' Period Spoon. Pewter, 178 mm. An early 16th Century spoon with rounded bowl, un-researched Crowned Rose Dutch Makers Mark and ornate faceted handle. This spoon would have been used during the reign of Henry VIII and shows the signs of regular use. Similar to Mills NM 229. Complete and undamaged with no restoration. From an old Suffolk collection.

£90.00

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Tudor Mount 006900

Tudor 'Lion' Mount. Copper alloy, 23.89 grams, 48.89 mm. Circa 1485 - 1603 A.D. An elliptical shaped mount, inside is a raised border with another elliptical panel, which is decorated with incised lines and surmounted by the head of a lion within a circular border. Extremely Fine condition. Found Norfolk.

£125.00

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Medieval Ring 1

NICE Medieval 'Duel Lines' Riding Glove Ring. Copper alloy, 5.49 grams, 24.12 mm external; 18.44 mm [US size 8 ½; UK size Q ½]. A beautiful ring, with dual parallel lines running in a geometric pattern around the band. This would have been worn over the equestrian riding glove. Very Fine condition.

£45.00

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Medieval Badge 007134

EXTREMELY FINE Brass Bracteate of 'The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre'. Copper Alloy, 2.06 grams; 27.09 mm. Circa early 16th Century or earlier. A large and extremely well preserved example of a repousse open-work cross pattern in the form of a cross crosslet emblem. This badge is of The Knightly Order of The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Ref: Similar to Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges by Michael Mitchiner; p 244, No 939-941. The best condition example we have ever seen - Good Extremely Fine.

£85.00

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Medieval Badge 03

Brass Bracteate of 'The Knights' Hospitallers'. Copper Alloy, 1.47 grams; 24.01 mm. Circa early 16th Century or earlier. A repousse closed-work cross pattern in the form of an ornate expanding cross emblem. This badge is of The Knightly Order of The Knights' Hospitallers. Ref: Similar to Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges by Michael Mitchiner; p 244, No 939. Extremely Fine condition.

£65.00

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Model Cannon 001878

Long Model Ship's Cannon. Bronze, 19.43 grams; 74.54 mm. 18th Century long barreled usable cannon, complete with trunnions. Very Fine, 'as found' condition.

£25.00

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Model Cannon 003292

Model Ship's Cannon. Bronze, 14.56 grams; 41.72 mm. 18th Century short barreled usable cannon, complete with trunnions. Extremely Fine condition - In working order and with a smooth English patination.

£25.00

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Medieval Cross 005909

Medieval/Byzantine 'Reliquary' Cross. Copper alloy, 8.46 grams, 38.27 mm. Circa 9th Century. Reliquary cross in the form of a locket. On one side of the cross is Jesus on a crucifix in iconographic form, and on the other side is a depiction of a draped figure again in iconographic form. On the top of this rare item is a hinge to open the cross, this presumably would have contained a small piece of bone for religious protection. Very Fine condition on this rare and intriguing item.

£175.00

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Medieval Seal Matrix 002065

Large Medieval 'Merchant' Seal. Bronze, 8.73 grams, 21.16 x 19.09 mm high. 15/16th Century 'Chess piece' with two interlaced squares forming a complicated woven 'Star' design around the bust of the seal's owner. A nice personal item lost by a rich merchant or tradesman. Much of the original silvering still present, Very Fine condition.

£210.00

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Medieval Crossbow Seal 000754

Medieval 'Crossbow' Secrete Seal.Bronze,18.34 grams; 25.00 x 27.30 mm. 12th century seal with Lombardic letters around the circumference between two wire lines, S.S.PIERRE MVD..A (Sigil Sigillum pierre mvd..a); secret seal of.... 'Between two estoils (stars) of six points a hand held crossbow', an example of which can be found on a manuscript dated 12th Century. There is one recorded man's arms with Ermine a cross-bow bent in pale gules: ALBASTER in Stafford. Secret seal of very high quality. Very sharp and appealing, better than benets M16-0241, with lovely dark patination.

£550.00

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Medieval Badge 006090

Brass Bracteate of 'The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre'. Copper Alloy, 0.54 grams; 20.15 mm. Circa early 16th Century or earlier. A repousse open-work cross pattern in the form of a cross crosslet emblem. This badge is of The Knightly Order of The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Ref: Similar to Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges by Michael Mitchiner; p 244, No 939-941. Slight crack, otherwise a strong imprint in Very Fine condition.



£35.00

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Medieval Needle 005958

Medieval 'Sewing' Needle. Copper alloy, 1.23 grams; 41.04 mm. An early English medieval sewing pin. One end shows the eye hole for feeding the thread and the other the point for perforating the fabric. Very Fine Condition.

£25.00

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Medieval Ring 005546

Medieval 'Archer's' Ring. Silver, 7.45 grams, 35.19 mm; internal 23.76 mm. Circa 1500 A.D. One-piece silver archers ring. The thumb guard has a incised decoration depicting a falcon's head, the tip of the guard forms the nose which runs centrally up the ring, and a nob on the back where the ring has been folded to size then heated to merge with the rest of the ring. Examples in silver are quite scarce and would have belonged to a hunter of high status. Very Fine condition. From an old German collection.

£195.00

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Medieval Lock and Key 003088

Medieval 'Triangular' Padlock and Key. Iron, 510 grams; Padlock 95.25 mm, Key 111.78 mm. Circa early 16th Century. A padlock of the later medieval period, triangular in shape. The key has a kidney bow, with a tubular shank. Amazingly still in fully working condition. Similar to Medieval Artefacts p.76 NM.213. Extremely Fine 'as found' condition.


£225.00

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Personal Seal 005840

Early 'Flower' Personal Seal. Lead, 18.00 grams; 35.93 mm. A 14th century seal matrix with an eight petalled 'Flower' in centre and name around, with loop at the top. One plough knock, otherwise Extremely Fine condition.


£55.00

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Medieval Key 07

Medieval 'Casket' Key. Bronze, 6.20 grams; 37.49 mm. Looped handle with hollow shaft. Undamaged 'as found' condition, uncleaned but with a good even patina.

£16.00

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Medieval Key 004805

Medieval 'Latch' Key. Copper Alloy, 5.46 grams; 63.60 mm. Looped and decorated handle with a flat shaft. Undamaged 'as found' condition, uncleaned but with a good even patina.

£15.00

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Medieval Ring 005910

Medieval 'Love Heart' Ring. Copper alloy, 7.54 grams, 25.85 mm ; internal, 20.38 mm [Approx size T1/2; US size 9 7/8]. Circa 15th Century. A beautiful medieval ring with a bezel depicting a love heart. implying this may have been given as a gift to a loved one. Very Fine Condition.

£45.00

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Square-shaped Pendant 003266

Square-shaped 'Oak Leaf' Horse Harness Pendant. Copper-alloy, 6.15 grams; 26.72 mm. Circa 14th Century, a gilded square-shaped horse harness pendant with an oak leaf in centre surrounded by blue enamel and a gilded foliate border. Suspension loop intact, with the original pin. Found Hampshire. A fully enameled example in Very Fine condition.


£40.00

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Tudor Spoon 002489

Tear Drop 'Tudor' Period Spoon. Pewter, 175 mm. An early 16th Century spoon with rounded bowl, un-researched Crowned Rose Dutch Makers Mark and ornate faceted handle. This spoon would have been used during the reign of Henry VIII and shows the signs of regular use. Similar to Mills NM 229. Complete and undamaged with no restoration. From an old Suffolk collection.

£85.00

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Medieval Pilgrims Ampulla 005793

Medieval Pilgrim's Ampulla. Lead, 39.54 grams; 49.02 mm. Circa 15th Century. A superb Pilgrim's Ampulla, still complete with both suspension lugs, the front shows a crown with a large central fleur and the reverse depicts a four petaled flower. Used to transport Holy water back from Broomholm Shrine to bless the fields or household of the Pilgrim. Very Fine condition. Much better than scanned.

£65.00

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Medieval Pilgrims Bell 005957

Medieval 'Pilgrims' Bell. Lead, 7.29 grams, 21.69 mm. Circa 14th Century A.D. A square shaped lead bell, this stunning little item was forged from a single sheet of lead. Above is a loop for suspension which is also the centre of the decorative cross motif. Very Fine Condition.

£49.00

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Medieval Pilgrims Ampulla 005792

Medieval 'Large Cut' Pilgrim's Ampulla. Lead, 40.03 grams; 44.96 mm. Circa 15th Century. The top half of a Pilgrim's Ampulla which was cut through the centre to quickly release the Holy waters. Still with one suspension lug, both sides have a neck decorated with triangles and the bowl decorated with a crosshatched pattern. Used to transport Holy water back from a shrine to bless the fields or household of the Pilgrim. Teeth marks still present on the rim, it wouldn’t have been bitten to crimp and safely contain the holy water. Good Fine condition. A VERY RARE TYPE.


£30.00

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Medieval Crossbow Trigger 01

Medieval Crossbow 'Trigger' Hook. Bronze, 82 grams; 97.01 mm. Certainly a large decorated example of a crossbow hook which was a crucial part of the mechanism of a large crossbow which enabled the bow string to be drawn back to the firing position. Beautiful green patination. Extremely Fine Condition.

£79.00

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Medieval Arrowhead 006304

Medieval 'Armour Piercing' Arrowhead. Iron, 7.20 grams, 63.47 mm. 14th Century A.D. A superb example of an Armour piercing arrowhead. The sharp pointed head has two barbs, the body is socketed which would have housed a thin wooden shaft. A scarce item in Very Fine condition. Found Suffolk.

£55.00

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Medieval Buckle 001816

Medieval 'Decorated' Buckle. Copper Alloy, 8.20 grams, 56.44 mm. Circa 1350 A.D. The frame is rather unusual in that it has one trapezoidal loop and one D-shaped. The trapezoidal is rectangular in section with flat circular knobs with cross-hatched at either end of the outside edge. The loop is flat on the reverse. The inside curved edge of the D-shaped loop slopes downwards and inwards. The outside edge sloping downwards and outwards. Perfect 'un-touched' condition. Complete with museum report. Found Wiltshire.

£60.00

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Medieval Badge 01

Brass Bracteate of 'The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre'. Copper Alloy, 1.77 grams; 26.93 mm. Circa early 16th Century or earlier. A repousse open-work cross pattern in the form of a cross crosslet emblem. This badge is of The Knightly Order of The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Ref: Similar to Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges by Michael Mitchiner; p 244, No 939-941. Extremely Fine, uncleaned 'as found' condition.

£65.00

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Medieval Belt-end 004077

Medieval Floral 'Reliquary' Belt End. Gilt Bronze, 30.53 grams; 56.38 mm. A beautiful 14th Century spectacular inscribed belt terminal with much of the gilding still present. This has a square plate for receiving the leather strap. Below this is a lozenge shaped box which is hollow and has an oblong hole in the back which is reputed to have contained a reliquary. This beautiful example boasts the religious inscription IHR. Extremely Fine condition - stunning.

£225.00

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Lozenge-shaped Pendant 005072

Medieval 'Latimer Family' Heraldic Pendant. Copper Alloy, 12.55 grams, 45.58 mm high. A large 14th Century fully enamelled Lozenge-shaped horse harness pendant, suspended by an iron pin from a small gilt bronze mount with a single rivet, and washer, at the back. This beautiful pendant has a red enamelled field with a gilded cross patonce, debruising the top is a blue enamel label of three points, the edge of the Lozenge is also gilded. The arms can be blazoned as: "Gules a cross patonce or, overall a label of three points azure". These are the arms of the Latimer family. In 1316 Thomas De Latymer held land in Clopton, Swilland and Creeting, apparently through marriage to a daughter of William de Bovile. In 1346 Thomas Latymer is recorded as a landowner in Creeting and Hasketon and Warin Latymer, Lord Latimer of Braybrooke, Northants, who was summoned to Parliament as a Baron 1299 and died circa 1334, leaving a son called Warin. A spectacular pendant found Northamptonshire many years ago. Museum recorded and accompanied with a copy of the original drawings and report.

£280.00

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Lozenge-shaped Pendant 005072
Knight's Heraldic Pendant 005562

Medieval Knight 'Sir John De Welonde' Heraldic Pendant. Copper Alloy, 35.97 grams; 73.88 x 85.03 mm. Late 13th - Early 14th Century quatrefoil Knights heraldic horse harness pendant: "Azure a lion rampant argent[now missing] overall a bend gules". Most likely of Weyland or Wayland, was a form of Watlande, which was a manor in Kent held in the time of Edward III. Richard Weyland, and from him by John de Evering, or Avranches (Hasted), It was part of the Barony of Avranches, and the probability is that the Weylands are a branch of that family, for they bore a cross, which was also borne by a branch of the Avranches. Sir John de Welonde of Suffolk, England - bore, at the first Dunstable tournament 1308, the Arms: Azure, a Lyon Rampant, Argent, surmounted by a bendlet Gules. The blue colour of the background of the pendant represents the colour of the coat, which the knight wore in battle. Azure is blue the symbol of loyalty and truth. The lion is the most noble of the heraldic beasts; rampant is his most noble position. He is the symbol of strength, courage, nobility and fortitude. The bend is a representation of the shoulder scarf which was worn by ancient knights. It ultimately became a mark of peerage. Fully enamelled and in exceptional condition, complete with large cross hanger. Found many years ago in Suffolk. Ex. Hurst collection.



£350.00

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Medieval Crossbow Bolt 006527

Medieval 'Dale Type' Crossbow Bolt. Iron, 15.47 grams, 116.66 mm. Circa 15th Century A.D. This is a rare dale type cross bow bolt with a pinched collar and faceted point, supporting a long tapering tang. Similar to example WE20 in A Fine Collection of Ancient and Medieval Arrowheads and Crossbow Bolts by Alan Cherry. Very Fine condition.

The dale type crossbow bolt was designed to fall apart from its tang, when this hits the ground it becomes embedded with the 'spike' tang pointing upwards. The resulting foot wounds to the enemy and horses would have caused panic and confusion.


£49.00

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Medieval Buckle 001689

Medieval 'Facing Birds' Buckle. Copper alloy, 6.71 grams, 43.22 mm. Circa 13th Century. An early medieval buckle and plate. The buckle plate is of a conical D shape. The plate is carved and gold gilded with a depiction of two birds facing each other, with a flower between. Very Fine.

£55.00

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Round Horse Pendant 003616

Round 'Floral' Heraldic Pendant. Copper Alloy, 8.37 grams; 35.85 mm. An interesting horse harness pendant with a central floral boss with eight gilded 'shell' lobes. Complete with suspension loop.


£20.00

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Medieval Buckle Plate 002370

Medieval 'Romanesque' Buckle Plate. Copper Alloy, 4.02 grams; 22.80 mm. Circa 13th Century A.D. A late Romanesque open-work buckle plate with remains of gilding and three rivets remaining. Fine condition.

£25.00

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Medieval Animal Buckle 001762

Medieval 'Lion' Buckle. Copper Alloy, 7.51 grams; 22.31 mm. Circa 1180 A.D. A lion buckle developed from the Romanesque style of the late 12th Century. The lion is moulded with four bowed legs standing on the adjoining bar. Very Fine condition.

£55.00

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Medieval Venician Bulla 003100

'Venician' Bulla with Bishop. Lead, 17.87 grams, 35.90 mm high. A 'cut' half of an early medieval Papal Bulla. Beautiful condition with high quality detail. Unresearched, found Suffolk 2004.

£35.00

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Heraldic Stud 003569

'Quadra-foil' Heraldic Stud. Copper-alloy, 21.44 grams; 39.07 mm. Circa 1340 - 1400. Quadra-foil harness stud, a blue field which would originally having gold raised decoration, in the centre a square bearing "Gules, a lion passant Or". much of the enamel still in situ. good Fine condition with stud intact.

£70.00

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Medieval Pilgrim's Badge 02

Medieval 'Westminster Pilgrimage' Pilgrim's Badge. Pewter, 1.97 grams; 20.39 mm. Circa 14th Century. Edward the confessor and John the Evangelist, closed-work badge of rectangular shape, the division up the centre of the badge rising to a tree cross above. King Edward, holding sceptre on the right, giving his ring to a bare headed beggar, on the left, who is bowing towards the king. Ref: Similar to Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges by Michael Mitchiner; p 88, No 189-90. Complete and undamaged with suspension loop to rear. Ex. Hare collection.



£175.00

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Medieval Mace Head 000124

Medieval Battle Mace. Bronze, 184 grams; 58.26 mm. A weapon of offence, capable of breaking through the strongest armor. This Mace head would have been attached to a wooden handle making an elaborately flanged war club . Maces also have been symbols of power or ruler ship, from ancient times. This one is a frightening piece of 13th Century weaponry in 'as found' condition. Similar to Benet's M05-0101.

£260.00

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Medieval Thimble 006081

Medieval 'Taylor's' Thimble. Copper alloy, 4.81 grams; 20.18 mm. Early English open top thimble in complete and undamaged condition. In the Middle Ages a metal thimble was known as a 'thymel'. A thymel would have been used for sewing coarser materials where the side of the finger was used for pushing the needle through, rather than the finger tip. Extremely Fine condition.

£20.00

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Crowned 'R' Seal Matrix

Medieval 'Royal' Seal. Bronze, 16.11 grams, 18.85 x 33.92 mm high. A large 14th Century 'Chess piece' seal with a large crowned 'R' for Richard II [1377 - 1399]?, flanked either side by a fern leaf. Edge scuff, otherwise Very Fine condition.

£125.00

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Medieval Head 01

Medieval 'Head of Christ'. Gilt lead, 220 grams; 87.27 x 55.23 mm. Circa 14/15th Century. A detailed face mask with a plated 'crown' long moustache and beard, probably a depiction of Jesus. Some pitting on the surface, but remains of the original gilding, and the iron fixing on the reserve. A large and heavy artifact in a good state of preservation. Found Nottinghamshire.


£250.00

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Medieval Mace Head 000955

'Heavy' Medieval Battle Mace. Iron, 420 grams; 71.74 mm x 59.30 mm. A weapon of offence, capable of breaking through the strongest armor. This Mace head would have been attached to a wooden handle making an elaborately flanged war club. Maces also have been symbols of power or ruler ship, from ancient times. This one is a frightening piece of 13/14th Century weaponry in 'as found' condition. Similar design to Benet's M05-0101. Can be cleaned and polished at no extra charge on request. Heavy item postage at cost.

Adam Daubney (Finds Liaison Officer) writes:"They are very rare finds and Iknow of nine others from the England to date. They appear to originatein central europe, however so few have been found that we know verylittle about them...a similar example was found in Wales in acontext dating to around the end of the 13th century. These maces are fascinating, and I think came from the baltics, through scandinavia and then ended up in England. I think they are ecclesiastical staff heads rather than weapons ~ perhaps mapping undocumented missionary work? "


£265.00

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