The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland
The Hunt Museum
Limerick
Ireland

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Whetstone
Whetstone
Stone
L 9.2 x W 5.6
BGD 001
Tool / implement
Whetstone.



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Axe head (possible)
Axe head (possible)
Stone
L 14.7 x W 6.7
BGD 002
Tool / implement
Possible stone axe head.



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Whetstone (possible)
Whetstone (possible)
Stone
A: L 9.8 x W 4.8; B: L 8.8 x W 4.3
BGD 003
Tool / implement
Whetstone ?, stone, polished, in two pieces (A and B).



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Unidentified stone item
Unidentified stone item
Stone
L 11.9 x W 4.4
BGD 004
Artefact
A rectangular worked stone item.



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Axe head (portion)
Axe head (portion)
Stone
L 11.5 x W 5.1
BGD 005
Tool / implement
A portion of a stone axe head.



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Whetstone
Whetstone
Stone
L 12.5 x W 5.7
BGD 006
Tool / implement
Whetstone, stone.



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Whetstone (possible)
Whetstone (possible)
Stone
L 7.5 x W 4.2
BGD 007
Tool / implement
A possible polished whetstone ?, stone.



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Whetstone (possible)
Whetstone (possible)
Stone
L 8.2 x W 4.5
BGD 008
Tool / implement
Fragment of a possible whetstone ?, stone.



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Whetstone (possible)
Whetstone (possible)
Stone
L 9 x W 2.7
BGD 009
Tool / implement
A possible whetstone, stone, with an irregular shape.



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Unidentified item
Unidentified item
Stone
L 12.5 x W 3.7
BGD 010
Artefact
A worked stone.



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Unidentified item
Unidentified item
Stone
L 13.9 x W 4.3
BGD 011
Artefact
An oblong stone.



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Unidentified item
Unidentified item
Stone
L 11.7 x W 3
BGD 012
Artefact
A rectangular stone.



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Whetstone fragment
Whetstone fragment
Stone
L 10.8 x W 3
BGD 013
Tool / implement
Fragment of a whetstone.



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Whetstone (possible)
Whetstone (possible)
Stone
L 7.9 x W 2.5
BGD 014
Tool / implement
A fragment of a possible whetstone.



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Whetstone
Whetstone
Stone
L 6.4 x W 4
BGD 015
Tool / implement
Whetstone, stone, fragment.



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Unidentified item
Unidentified item
Stone
L 8.6 x W 5.4
BGD 016
Artefact
Stone, irregular shape.



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Whetstone
Whetstone
Stone
L 6.3 x W 3.6
BGD 017
Tool / implement
A fragment of a whetstone.



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Unidentified item
Unidentified item
Stone
L 14.5 x W 5.1
BGD 018
Artefact
A rectangular stone.



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Line-sinker
Line-sinker
Stone
L 8.7 x W 7
BGD 019
Hunting equipment
Stone line-sinker.



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Line-sinker or weight
Line-sinker or weight
Stone
L 10.6 x W 6.5
BGD 020
Hunting equipment
Fragment of a stone line-sinker or weight.



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Spindle-whorl (portion)
Spindle-whorl (portion)
Stone
L 5.8 x W (max.) 2.9
BGD 021
Component
Spindle-whorl, stone, portion.



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Furnace bottom (metal-working fragment)
Furnace bottom (metal-working fragment)
Metal
W 8.6 x L 9
BGD 022
Production / replication
Furnace bottom (metal-working ?), fragment.



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Slag (metal-working debris)
Slag (metal-working debris)
Metal -- Iron
Largest piece: Diam. 13 x 8.5
BGD 023
Production / replication
Iron slag (metal-working debris), numerous pieces. Thirty-five pieces of metal-work, debris (slag).



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Gyldensteen Cross
Gyldensteen Cross
Ivory -- Walrus ivory, Hydrocarbon -- Jet
H 7.2 x W 5.7
BM 001
Religious / ritual equipment
This 12th century reliquary cross is made in two pieces, which, when put together, form a box in the shape of a crucifix, perhaps to contain a relic of the true cross. It is made of walrus ivory. The front depicts the figure of Christ on the cross under the hand of God. The foot of Christ foot overhangs the frame and the finely carved loin-cloth falls below the knee. The eyes are inlaid with either jet or paste. The reverse shows the Agnus Dei within a quatrefoil surrounded by the symbols of the Four Evangelists.



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Beverley Crozier
Beverley Crozier
Ivory -- Walrus ivory
H 9.8 x W 6.4 (volute)
BM 002
Religious / ritual equipment
This crozier head is made of walrus ivory. It is carved in relief with inhabited foliated scrolls, mainly animals and birds, on the upright. The volute has three dimensional scenes, carved within it, on either side. One side shows two standing figures and one seated figure with the central figure touching the mouth of the seated figure. This is thought to refer to St John of Beverley (d. 721), Bishop of Hexham, curing a dumb boy. The reverse scene may relate to the Harrowing of Hell. The outer edge of the volute bears two incised inscriptions but they are indecipherable.



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Hohenzollern corpus
Hohenzollern corpus
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (gilded)
H 25.2 x W 22.5
BM 003
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
This bronze crucifix figure shows Christ with open eyes and feet nailed separately. The figure is crowned and the loin-cloth is long. The folds of the loin-cloth radiate out from a knot at the upper right side of the figure. Mosan (valley of the Meuse) or German.



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Plaque
Plaque
Ivory -- Walrus ivory
H 6 x W 4.1
BM 005
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
This is a walrus ivory plaque or carved panel of the crucifixion. The panel is oblong in shape with raised borders. The borders are pierced with eight holes, indicating that the panel was attached to a larger object. The panel shows the figure of Christ resting upon a suppedaneum beneath the hand of God. The cross has raised borders with the symbols of the four Evangelists shown at the corners of the plaque. English, Anglo-Saxon.



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Plaque
Plaque
Ivory -- Walrus ivory
H 8.8 x W 4
BM 006
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
This is a walrus ivory plaque showing two figures. One is Christ crucified and the other is Synagoga. The head of Christ is leaning to the right resting on the right shoulder, most of the right arm is missing. The loin-cloth is knotted on the left with the folds dipping almost to the ankle on the right side. The figure of Synagoga is veiled, dressed in long robes and is holding a jar.



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Romanesque corpus
Romanesque corpus
Wood (polychromed)
H 183
BM 007
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
This is a life-size figure of Christ crucified in painted wood. The eyes are open and the feet are nailed separately. The hair and beard is curled, the loin-cloth is long and fastened in the centre and arranged in stylized folds. ?French.



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The Pugin Crucifix
The Pugin Crucifix
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (gilded, traces)
H 18.5 x W 16.5
BM 009
Religious / ritual equipment
A crucifix figure. The head is large in relation to the body, falling forward onto the breast; moustache, beard and hair finely engraved. The loin-cloth has a V-shape fold like an apron in the centre. The drapery is treated with some freedom, falling well below knee level at the back. The feet are parallel; the arms bend gently upwards, engraved with fine lines for the muscles and tendons.



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Part of a glass goblet
Part of a glass goblet
Glass
L 14
BTY 001
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
Fragment of a goblet (foot and stem).



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Goblet (fragment)
Goblet (fragment)

L 12.6; Diam. (of base) 7.6
BTY 002
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
Goblet (fragment).



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Glass goblet (fragment)
Glass goblet (fragment)
Glass
L (max.) 12.8
BTY 003
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
Fragment (foot and stem) of a glass goblet.



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Glass goblet (fragment)
Glass goblet (fragment)
Glass
L (max.) 12.5
BTY 004
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
Fragment (foot and stem) of a glass goblet.



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Glass jar (trencher salt)
Glass jar (trencher salt)
Glass
H 5; Diam. (of base) 4.9
BTY 005
Container
A glass jar (trencher salt).



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Shard / fragment
Shard / fragment
Glass
B (largest): L 3.7 x H 4.6
BTY 006
Artefact
Eighteen fragments of glass (A-R).



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Shard / fragment of glass
Shard / fragment of glass
Glass
L 2.5 x W 1.2
BTY 007
Artefact
A glass shard or fragment.



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Very small shards or fragments
Very small shards or fragments
Glass
H (max.) 2.5 x W (max.) 2.8
BTY 008
Artefact
Shards or fragments in a crumb-like state.



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Fragment of a vessel
Fragment of a vessel
Glass
L 1.9
BTY 009
Container
An engraved fragment of a vessel.



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Vessel / bowl (portion)
Vessel / bowl (portion)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 8.8; Diam. 8.4
BTY 010
Container
Vessel / bowl (portion), pottery (loose shard in).



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Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 5.9; Diam. 9.5
BTY 011
Container
An unglazed pottery bowl.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 7.6 x W 9.9
BTY 012 A
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 7.5 x W 8.2
BTY 012 B
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 7.6 x W 10.5
BTY 012 C
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 9.5 x W 8.7
BTY 012 D
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 7.2 x W 5.5
BTY 012 E
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 7.4 x W 5
BTY 012 F
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 4.8 x W 4
BTY 012 G
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 4.8 x W 6.1
BTY 012 H
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 5.6 x W 6.5
BTY 012 I
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 5.4 x W 8.5
BTY 012 J
Artefact
A shard (1 of 17) of pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
Largest piece: H 2.2 x W 2.8
BTY 012 K
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 1.9 x W 3
BTY 012 L
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 8.6 x W 7.2
BTY 012 M
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 4.5 x W 8.2
BTY 012 N
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 6.4 x W 4.5
BTY 012 O
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 3 x W 5.6
BTY 012 P
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 6.2 x W 2.3
BTY 012 Q
Artefact
Shard (1 of 17), pottery.



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Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Shard of pottery (1 of 17)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 5.1 x W 3
BTY 012 R
Artefact
Shard, pottery, not numbered, ref BTY 12 ?



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Gilded wood fragment
Gilded wood fragment
Wood
H 1.2 x W 1
BTY 012 S
Artefact
Gilded wood fragment, stored with 17 shards of pottery.



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Shard (1 of 3)
Shard (1 of 3)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 13.5 x W 17
BTY 013 A
Artefact
Shard (1 of 3), pottery, base portion.



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Shard (1 of 3)
Shard (1 of 3)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L 7.7 x W (max.) 7
BTY 013 B
Artefact
Shard (1 of 3), pottery. A strap handle.



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Shard (1 of 3)
Shard (1 of 3)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L 6.7 x W 5.3
BTY 013 C
Artefact
Shard (1 of 3), pottery, base portion, with yellow glaze.



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Shard (1 of 3): a handle
Shard (1 of 3): a handle
Ceramic -- Pottery
L (max.) 10 x W 3.7
BTY 014 A
Artefact
Shard (1 of 3) of pottery, green-glazed. A handle attached to part of the body of a vessel.



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Shard (1 of 3)
Shard (1 of 3)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L (max.) 11.4; Diam. (of base) 7.4
BTY 014 B
Artefact
Shard (1 of 3) of pottery, green-glazed. This is part of the body and base of a vessel. (This is attached to BTY 014 C.)



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Shard (1 of 3)
Shard (1 of 3)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H (max.) 7 x W 7.6
BTY 014 C
Artefact
Shard (1 of 3) of pottery, green-glazed. This is part of the body and base of a vessel. (This is attached to BTY 014 B.)



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Shard of pottery
Shard of pottery
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Stoneware (salt-glazed)
L 5.1
BTY 015
Artefact
Shard of pottery (tigerware ?) (tiger glaze).



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Shard or fragment
Shard or fragment
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Stoneware (salt-glazed)
L 7 x W (max.) 5.5
BTY 016
Artefact
Shard or fragment of brown-glazed stoneware.



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Shards (2 no.)
Shards (2 no.)
Ceramic -- Pottery
A: L 3.1 x W 1.5; B: L 2.5 x W 2
BTY 017
Artefact
Shards (A and B), pottery, decorated.



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Shard (1 of 2)
Shard (1 of 2)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L 2 x W 1.6
BTY 018 A
Artefact
Shard (1 of 2), pottery.



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Shard (1 of 2)
Shard (1 of 2)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L 2.2 x W 1.8
BTY 018 B
Artefact
Shard (1 of 2), pottery



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L 8.7 x W 5.4
BTY 019 A
Component; Container
Fifteen shards reconstructed into six vessel portions.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L 12.5 x W (max.) 10.4
BTY 019 B
Component; Container
Fifteen shards reconstructed into six vessel portions. This fragment B + K + L.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L 9.5 x W 8.2
BTY 019 C
Component; Container
Fifteen shards reconstructed into six vessel portions. This fragment C + I + J.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H (max.) 8.8 x W 8.1
BTY 019 D
Component; Container
Fifteen shards reconstructed into six vessel portions. This fragment D + E + G + H.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L 16.4 x W 8.3
BTY 019 E
Component; Container
Fifteen shards reconstructed into six vessel portions. This fragment E + L + M + N + O.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L 5.5 x W 6.2
BTY 019 F
Component; Container
Fifteen shards reconstructed into six vessel portions.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
Not measured.
BTY 019 G
Component; Container
Shard (1 of 15), pottery, from about 2 pots. This is part of BTY 019 D.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
Not measured.
BTY 019 H
Component; Container
Shard (1 of 15), pottery, from about 2 pots. This is part of BTY 019 D.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
Not measured.
BTY 019 I
Component; Container
Shard (1 of 15), pottery, from about 2 pots. This is part of BTY 019 C.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
Not measured.
BTY 019 J
Component; Container
Shard (1 of 15), pottery, from about 2 pots. This is part of BTY 019 C.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
Not measured.
BTY 019 K
Component; Container
Shard (1 of 15), pottery, from about 2 pots. This is part of BTY 019 B.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
Not measured.
BTY 019 L
Component; Container
Shard (1 of 15), pottery, from about 2 pots. This is part of BTY 019 B.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
Not measured.
BTY 019 M
Component; Container
Shard (1 of 15), pottery, from about 2 pots. This is part of BTY 019 E.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
Not measured.
BTY 019 N
Component; Container
Shard (1 of 15), pottery, from about 2 pots. This is part of BTY 019 E.



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Shard (1 of 15)
Shard (1 of 15)
Ceramic -- Pottery
L 9.7 x W 7.5
BTY 019 O
Component; Container
Fifteen shards reconstructed into six vessel portions (A, B, C, D, E, F).



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Shard (1 of 4)
Shard (1 of 4)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H (max.) 6.2 x W (max.) 10.7
BTY 020 A
Artefact
Shard (1 of 4).



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Shard (1 of 4)
Shard (1 of 4)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 11 x W (max.) 6
BTY 020 B
Artefact
Shard (1 of 4).



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Shard (1 of 4)
Shard (1 of 4)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H (max.) 4.3 x W (max.) 3.8
BTY 020 C
Artefact
Shard (1 of 4).



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Shard (1 of 4)
Shard (1 of 4)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H (max.) 3.8 x W (max.) 3.8
BTY 020 D
Artefact
Shard (1 of 4).



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Flask (neck portion)
Flask (neck portion)
Ceramic -- Pottery
H (max.) 12; Diam. (of neck) 2.9
BTY 021
Component; Container
Flask (neck portion).



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Tile (portion)
Tile (portion)
Ceramic
H (max.) 7.5 x W (max.) 12.8
BTY 022
Architecture; Component
Tile (portion).



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Tile (portion)
Tile (portion)
Ceramic
H (max.) 9.5 x W (max.) 10.8
BTY 023
Architecture; Component
Tile (portion).



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Tobacco-pipe fragments (6 no.)
Tobacco-pipe fragments (6 no.)

Length: A: 3; B: 2; C: 3.6; D: 3.2; E: 4.3; F: 5
BTY 024
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
Tobacco-pipe, six fragments (A-F).



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Clay tobacco-pipe
Clay tobacco-pipe
Mineral -- Clay
L 10
BTY 025
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
Clay tobacco-pipe.



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Knife with bone handle
Knife with bone handle
Animal -- Bone, Metal?
L 5 x W 1.4
BTY 026
Tool / implement
A decorated bone-handled knife.



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Bone knife-handle? (fragment)
Bone knife-handle? (fragment)
Animal -- Bone
L 4.8 x W 1.7
BTY 027
Component
A possible bone knife-handle. Fragment.



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Die (dice singular)
Die (dice singular)
Wood
L 0.7 x W 0.7
BTY 028
Games / sporting equipment
Die (dice singular), wooden.



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Unidentified metal item
Unidentified metal item
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 10 x W 3.4
BTY 029
Artefact
A bronze folded strip of metal (fragment).



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Unidentified item
Unidentified item
Metal -- Iron
A: L 2.7; B: L 1.9
BTY 030
Artefact
Unidentified metal item (two fragments) (A and B).



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Figure sculpture (Sedes Sapentia)
Figure sculpture (Sedes Sapentia)
Wood -- Lime wood (polychromed)
H 66 x W 17 x D 22
CG 001
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A carved, lime wood, polychrome Virgin and Child. The figure of the Virgin is seated and the infant Jesus would have rested on her lap on her left. However the figure of the Infant was removed at some point and all that remains is a portion of his feet. The Virgin is wearing a colourful gown, buttoned down the front with five buttons and gathered at the waist by a belt. The gown is decorated with simple, stylized flowers and patterned diamonds. These motifs are continued on the chair on which she is sitting. The face is painted white with blue eyes and red cheeks and the top of the head is unfinished. The figure was carved without arms.



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Figure sculpture (Sedes Sapentia)
Figure sculpture (Sedes Sapentia)
Wood (polychromed)
H 82 x W 33 x D 41
CG 003
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment ~
A seated Madonna and Child in polychrome wood. The Madonna is dressed in a long gown with loose hanging cuffs and is veiled. The infant Jesus is sitting on the edge of the lap of his mother and is dressed in long robes and wearing a crown on his head. Both hands of the Infant and the right hand of the Madonna are missing. The chair that the figures are sitting on is without a back. The back legs of the chair are modern replacements. French or Spanish.



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Crucifix figure
Crucifix figure
Ivory -- Walrus ivory (gilded, polychromed)
H 20 x W 7 x D 4.5
CG 004
Religious / ritual equipment~
An ivory corpus with the arms and lower legs missing. It shows Christ with his eyes closed and his head lowered towards his right shoulder. The loin-cloth is knotted to the right and is parted above the left knee. The beard, hair and loin-cloth are gilded on a red ground and trace of red can still be seen on the wounds in the side of Christ. This is a high quality piece and may have been commissioned rather than being the product of a workshop.



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Plaque with nativity scenes
Plaque with nativity scenes
Ivory
H 14.6 x W 10.4
CG 005
Religious / ritual equipment
An ivory plaque carved with scenes in three registers. The upper registers are divided by columns and under semi-circular arches which are decorated with beaded moulding. The two uppermost scenes depict the Annunciation (Mary and the Angel Gabriel) and the Visitation (Mary and Elizabeth). The central register shows the Nativity with Mary lying on a bed and the Infant Christ just above her being warmed by the ox and ass. A figure stands on either side of this scene, possibly Salomé (the midwife) and Joseph. On the bottom register, Jesus is being presented by Mary to a male figure carrying doves. In the bottom left-hand corner the Massacre of the Innocents is depicted. Mosan or German.



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Whalebone panel showing the Ascension
Whalebone panel showing the Ascension
Animal -- Bone -- Mammal bone -- Whalebone
H 18.5 x W 7.5 x D 0.5
CG 006
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A whalebone panel showing the Ascension. The figure of Christ is shown rising into the sky with a dove on the right-hand side. Two angels are shown directly underneath Christ. On the bottom of the panel a group of disciples are shown with all of them looking upwards. One figure is standing pointing towards the figure of Christ. A hole is punched through each corner of the panel indicating that it was once attached to something else.



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Panel (practice piece)
Panel (practice piece)
Animal -- Bone
H 4.5 x W 4.5
CG 007
Visual representation
A panel made from bone showing a boat, a figure with a net and fish and a standing figure, dressed in a long robe. This was probably a doodle or practice piece. The figures may represent Christ and a fisherman or apostle. Possibly Egyptian.



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Ivory corpus
Ivory corpus
Ivory
H 23 x W 5.5; Diam 4
CG 008
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment~
An ivory corpus with the head leaning to the right with His eyes closed; the arms are missing and the nose is damaged. The feet are poorly restored. The loin-cloth is long and knotted on the right. The torso is reddish brown in colour except for the area around the side wound which is cream - this was probably originally painted in red. Possibly English.



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Casket with bronze gilt mounts
Casket with bronze gilt mounts
Ivory, Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (gilded)
H 8.5 x W 16 x D 10.5
CG 009
Container
A rectangular, ivory casket. The lid is flat with a handle attached to the centre. The lid and sides have bronze gilt mounts and the casket rests on four claw feet. The front panel of the casket is fitted with a lock.



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Cylindrical casket
Cylindrical casket
Ivory, Metal
H 11 x W 11 x D 10
CG 010
Container
A cylindrical Siculo-Arabic, ivory casket with metal mounts. The casket rests on three small spheroid feet. The circular shape is achieved by holding together two half circles of ivory with mounts on the exterior. The lid is made from an ivory disc, its outer rim secured with a bronze mount. The mounts and feet are uniform in style and contemporary with the casket, and may originally have been gilded. Inside it is lined with what appears to be appliquéd felt, probably a later addition and there are traces of Arabic script where the lining has worn away. The Latin word custodium is found on the wooden base. The casket probably dates from the late twelfth or early thirteenth century.



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Ivory casket
Ivory casket
Ivory, Metal -- Copper (gilded), Mineral -- Silica -- Quartz -- Agate, Glass
H 19.5 x W 19 x D 11.5
CG 011
Container
A hip-roofed ivory casket with copper gilt mounts. It has a Siculo-Arabic origin. The casket retains its original hinges and hinge straps with the remaining mounts being added later. The casket rests on four claw feet. A lock-plate wrought in the form of a flower and set with a Gallo-Roman agate cameo and a green glass paste is attached to the centre of the front panel. On the lid there are two ball finials to the left and right and a centre finial ending in a flower head set with blue glass.



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Painting, Crucifixion Bernardo Daddi (fl.1290-1348)
Painting, Crucifixion
Tempera on wood
H 33 x W 21
CG 012
Visual representation
This panel is attributed to either the school of Bernardo Daddi or Daddi himself, a pupil of Giotto, who ran a large workshop. On the left of the cross the Madonna is shown supported by St John and Mary Magdalen. Two more of the holy women stand behind her. On the right stand a Roman commander with two soldiers and another man. St Clare and a Franciscan monk kneel at the foot of the cross. There are two angels on either side of the cross, carrying bowls to catch the blood falling from the wounds of Christ.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Ivory -- Walrus ivory
D 6.5
CG 013
Games / sporting equipment
A game-piece in ivory showing two men holding a large animal upside down by the hind legs. There is a border of geometric interlacing. Anglo-Saxon.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Ivory -- Walrus ivory
H 5 x W 5 x D 1.5
CG 014
Games / sporting equipment
An ivory game-piece, probably a draughtsman, showing a seated man and woman with a game board on their knees playing a game. Behind them stand a couple holding hands with another couple nearby.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Ivory -- Walrus ivory
D 5.1
CG 015
Games / sporting equipment
An ivory game-piece, probably a draughtsman, showing two animals, perhaps bears, among foliage with a huntsman. The scene is framed by a border of beads interrupted by four straps. Anglo-Saxon.



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Figure sculpture (Madonna and Child)
Figure sculpture (Madonna and Child)
Ivory -- Elephant ivory
H 18 x W 10 x D 8
CG 016
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A Madonna and Child in elephant ivory. The figures are without heads. The Madonna is seated on a low, cushioned throne with carved ends. She is holding the child against her upper body and the child reaches towards her chin. Their clothing is deeply folded and follows the contours of their bodies.



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Disc or mount
Disc or mount
Metal -- Silver
Diam. 7.25
CG 018
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A silver disc showing a kneeling prelate before an altar with an open book and a crucifix. An angel supports his head from behind. Behind the prelate a crest with a lion rampant hangs from an unidentified device. Long, knotted tassels hang on either side of the shield.



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Stained-glass (1 of 4 panels)
Stained-glass (1 of 4 panels)
Glass (stained / painted)
H 25.5 x W 17.5
CG 019 A
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A stained-glass panel of an angel crouched on the roof of a building. One hand points downwards and the other holds a casket. The angel looks to the left. This is one of four panels. Possibly German.



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Stained-glass (1 of 4 panels)
Stained-glass (1 of 4 panels)
Glass (stained / painted)
H 25.5 x W 17.5
CG 019 B
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A stained-glass panel of an angel crouched on the roof of a building. One hand points downwards and the other holds a casket. The angel looks to the right. This is one of four panels. Possibly German.



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Stained-glass (1 of 4 panels)
Stained-glass (1 of 4 panels)
Glass (stained / painted)
H 25.5 x W 17.5
CG 019 C
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A stained-glass panel or an angel crouched on the roof of a building. One hand points downwards and the other holds a casket. The angel looks to the right. This is one of four panels. Possibly German.



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Stained-glass (1 of 4 panels)
Stained-glass (1 of 4 panels)
Glass (stained / painted)
H 25.5 x W 17.5
CG 019 D
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A stained-glass panel of an angel crouched on the roof of a building. One hand points downwards and the other holds a casket. The angel looks to the left. This is one of four panels. Possibly German.



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Tazza
Tazza
Mineral -- Lapis lazuli, Metal -- silver (gilded)
H 14 x W 18 x D 18
CG 020
Container
A tazza in lapis lazuli with silver-gilt mounts and stem. The rim has a beaded motif, and the centrepiece is a rosette of flowers and leaves. The stem is cast and features a repeated motif of alternating rams and lions heads, with pendant sprays and swags, between rings, and an upright palmette motif on its base. The base has a cut-card rim. Recessed under the base is a plate with four ovoid cut-outs, each framed in a cartouche, four panels of fruit and a central rosette, all chased.



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Painting, Virgin Mary
Painting, Virgin Mary
Oil on wood, (frame) Wood
H 16 x W 21
CG 021
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A painting of the Virgin Mary at the Crucifixion, in oil on wood. The head of Mary is covered and a figure dressed in red stands behind her, probably St John; the arm of Christ arm hangs down by her face. This painting was probably part of a larger one which was cut down.



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Sweetmeat-dish
Sweetmeat-dish
Mineral -- Jade, Metal -- Silver, Metal -- Gold
H 9.4 x W (max.) 20.8 x D 11.5
CG 023
Container
A dish with silver-gilt mounts. This dish is constructed from several different objects. The bowl is oval in shape with a silver-gilt rim and mounts and it rests on a foot. There are three large decorative mounts, one in the centre and at either side. These show human heads surrounded by scrolled feathers, drapes and stylized flowers and leaves. The foot may be from a 17th century Dutch brandy goblet. The mount decorated with a head, to the right, may be 16th century. Other mounts are 19th or 20th century castings.



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Candlestick
Candlestick
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Brass
H 28.7; Diam. (of base) 10.6
CG 024
Lighting equipment
A dinanderie or brass candle stick. It has a deep foot and long stem ending in a spike. The stem is decorated at intervals with a ring. Above the uppermost ring there are two branches ending in nozzles with the spike between them.



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Frechen mug with silver-gilt mounts
Frechen mug with silver-gilt mounts
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Stoneware (salt-glazed), Metal -- Silver
H 16.1 x W 11.5 x D 10
CG 025
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A Rhenish stoneware drinking-jug with silver mounts. The jug rests on a foot and has a round body, tall neck and simple strap handle. There is a mottled effect on the stoneware which led to this type of pottery being known as tiger ware. The vessel is fitted with a silver lid and silver mounts around the foot. The mounts are decorated with floral motifs. The initials R W are engraved on the knop. The makers mark consists of a fleur-de-lis. The mount is English.



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Jar or pyxis
Jar or pyxis
Stone
H 20 x W 14.5 x D 14.5
CG 026
Container
A stone jar or pyxis. It is spherical in shape with two sting holes and a thin sloped rim. Possibly Egyptian.



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Cosmetic pot
Cosmetic pot
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 5.5 x W 5; Diam. 5
CG 027
Toilet / cosmetic equipment
A small pot with a foot, spherical body and thick rim. The pot is covered with a green glaze which is chipped in places. This pot may have been used to hold cosmetics or ointment.



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Flask
Flask
Mineral -- Silica -- Quartz -- Rock crystal, Metal -- Gold
D 8.5 x W 10; Diam. 5.5
CG 028
Container
An oval rock-crystal flask with gold mounts on the rim and foot. The rock crystal has a scaled pattern. It may be Byzantine in origin, with the original neck removed. Possibly German.



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Candlestick
Candlestick
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 7.5 x W 7.5 x D 7.5
CG 029
Lighting equipment
A tripodal candlestick with claw feet, a circular base and cylindrical nozzle with a rim. The candlestick is decorated with a variety of hatched decoration with circles, lozenge shapes and a beaded rim. The nozzle is decorated with dotted bands and interlaced patterns.



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Crucifix
Crucifix
Ivory, Animal -- Carapace -- Tortoise carapace -- Tortoise-shell, Metal -- Silver
H 62 x W 42 x D 6
CG 030
Religious / ritual equipment
A tortoise-shell cross with silver mounts and an ivory corpus. The ends of the arms of the cross are decorated with silver sprays of flowers and with a sun-burst radiating from the centre. The figure of Christ has closed eyes and the head leans to the left. The loin-cloth is short, knotted to the side and reveals most of the right leg.



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Corpus
Corpus
Ivory
H 48 x W 9 x D 9
CG 031
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
An ivory corpus attached to a log. The arms are missing, the eyes are closed and the head leans to the left. The loin-cloth is short and knotted in the centre. The feet are nailed together.



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Corpus
Corpus
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 13 x W 12; Diam. 2
CG 032 A
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A copper alloy corpus with the eyes open and the head leaning slightly to the right. The feet are side by side, resting on a suppedaneum. The loin-cloth is long and symmetrically arranged with a descending flap on each side covering a straight horizontal ornamented belt. There is a central fold and two matching side folds with cross ornamentation The hair is long and falls on the shoulders. There is an inscription in Roman and Arabic numerals on the back of the suppedaneum.



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Cross
Cross
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 34.5 x W 22 x D 0.5
CG 032 B
Religious / ritual equipment
A copper alloy cross engraved on the face with the symbols of the four Evangelists. These symbols are in rectangular cases on the expanded ends of the arms. The bottom of the cross has a shaped end for insertion. The back of the extended arms are decorated with circles and interlacing. In the centre back there is a medallion with the Lamb of God.



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Drinking horn
Drinking horn
Animal -- Horn, Metal -- Silver (gilded)
H 20 x W 24 x D 10
CG 033
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A drinking horn with silver-gilt mounts. The horn is curved and decorated with bands of bronze-gilt running vertically down the horn. There are two decorated bands running around the circumference of the horn. The larger band has two clawed feet on which the horn stands. At the narrow end of the horn there is a long tapering, curved mount with a spherical top. A silver mouth with engraved floral motifs was added at a later date. Northern German or Scandinavian.



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Drug-jar
Drug-jar
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Maiolica
H 29 x W 11.5; Diam. 11.5
CG 034 A
Science / medicine
An albarello or drug-jar in maiolica. It is a tall waisted jar decorated on the front with a swag, flowers and foliage in green and yellow. In the centre there is scrolled decoration with a lion rampant within an oval. The back is decorated with a blue floral motif (alla porcellana). This is one of pair. Sicilian, possibly Trapani.



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Drug-jar
Drug-jar
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Maiolica
H 29 x W 11.5; Diam. 11.5
CG 034 B
Science / medicine
An albarello or drug-jar in maiolica. It is a tall waisted jar decorated on the front with a swag, flowers and foliage in green and yellow. In the centre there is scrolled decoration with a lion rampant within an oval. The back is decorated with a blue floral motif (alla porcelana). This is one of pair. Sicilian, possibly Trapani.



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Drug-jar
Drug-jar
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 19.5 x W 12 x D 12
CG 035 A
Science / medicine
A drug-jar cylindrical in shape and decorated on the front. It has a rectangular, yellow frame intertwined with stylized leaves surrounding the word: Thamarin. In the centre top of the frame there is an oval surrounding a tree and a serpent. Over the oval there is scrolled decoration. This is one of pair (A-B). This jar possibly contained the the sugared preserved fruit of the tamarind.



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Drug-jar (albarello)
Drug-jar (albarello)
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 19.5 x W 12 x D 12
CG 035 B
Science / medicine
A drug-jar cylindrical in shape and decorated on the front. It has a rectangular, yellow frame intertwined with stylized leaves surrounding the words: Ung. de Thutia. In the centre top of the frame there is an oval surrounding a tree and a serpent. Over the oval there is scrolled decoration. This is one of pair (A-B). This may have contained a crude ointment of zinc oxide.



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Drug-jar (albarello)
Drug-jar (albarello)
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Maiolica
H 34; Diam. (of top) 15.3
CG 036 A
Science / medicine
An Italian albarello or drug-jar of waisted cylindrical shape. On the centre-front is a portrait of a woman wearing a necklace in an oval frame which is surrounded by foliated, scroll work and sgraffito in blue, yellow and white. Similar to CG 36 B. These popular portrait pieces emphasize character rather than beauty. Sicilian, possibly Caltagirone.



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Drug-jar (albarello)
Drug-jar (albarello)
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Maiolica
H 34.5; Diam. (of top) 16.4
CG 036 B
Science / medicine
An Italian albarello or drug-jar, of waisted cylindrical shape. On the centre-front is a portrait of a man in an oval frame which is surrounded by foliated, scroll work and sgraffito in blue, yellow and white. Similar to CG 36A. These popular portrait pieces emphasize character rather than beauty. Sicilian, possibly Caltagirone.



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Figure sculpture (St Christopher)
Figure sculpture (St Christopher)
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Terracotta (probably), Paint
H 40 x W 17 x D 8
CG 037
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A statue of St Christopher and the child Jesus in painted terracotta. St Christopher is bearded and leaning on a staff and is standing on stones. He is wearing a tunic and a deeply folded cloak. He carries the child, whose head is missing, on his shoulders.



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Panel
Panel
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware (tin-glazed)
H 71 x W 48
CG 038
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A Della Robbia panel depicting the Nativity. The figures are in high relief and show Mary and Joseph and the ox and ass looking down over the infant Jesus in the manger. A dove is shown over their heads. The panel is arched and set in a frame.



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Dish
Dish
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Maiolica
H 52 x W 52
CG 039
Container
A large maiolica dish depicting a scene with two chariots being driven in opposite directions. There is a man on the ground tied between the two chariots. In the background soldiers and other figures look on. The scene is set in a rural landscape. It may depict the martyrdom of St Hippolytus.



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Dish
Dish
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Maiolica
H 40 x W 40 x D 5
CG 040
Container
A large dish with an owl perched on a tree surrounded by other birds and trees. The disc, painted in copper green, ochre and manganese, is typical of the type of wares produced in Talavera-Puente during the 18th century. Castile, Talavera-Puente del Arzobispo.



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Rosewater-dish
Rosewater-dish
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Brass, or Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 8 x W 38 x D 38
CG 041
Container
A rosewater-dish decorated with repoussé work. The centre of the dish is decorated with a swirling teardrop pattern around a central disk. The swirling teardrop motif is repeated on the rim. There is stamped or incised decoration around the central motif and on the edge of the rim. Possibly German.



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Stained-glass panel of angel with a trumpet
Stained-glass panel of angel with a trumpet
Glass (stained / painted)
H 46 x W 23
CG 042
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A stained-glass panel of an angel in a long white flowing robe, blowing a trumpet. The figure is elongated, the wings green and the hands and feet flesh-coloured. The face is painted directly onto the glass. The blue background highlights the variations in depth of colour that are typical of early glass, held together in this instance by thin strips of grooved lead. This panel comes originally from the former Augustinian abbey of Bristol, now Bristol Cathedral.



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Stained-glass oval panel
Stained-glass oval panel
Glass (stained / painted)
W 23.5
CG 043
Visual representation
A stained-glass roundel showing a tree, perhaps an oak, with three distinct layers of leaves and branches rising from the trunk. An inverted horse-shoe-shaped object hangs from the lower branches on either side of the tree. The initials A and T are present to the left and right of the tree. This is the monogram of Antoon Tsgrooten, Abbot of Tongerlo Abbey (village of Westerloo) in Flanders (Belgium) from 1504-1530.



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Stained-glass panel of Christ
Stained-glass panel of Christ
Glass (stained / painted)
H 23 x W 23
CG 044
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A stained-glass panel, of Christ showing the wounds of the Passion. Christ stands within a sunburst, with the arms held out, palms showing with blood dripping from them. Blood also flows from a wound in His side. The figure of Christ is surrounded with panels of stylized flowers. The panel is damaged with some piece of glass missing.



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Wooden tray
Wooden tray
Wood, Resin -- Lacquer
H 25 x W 44 x D 2
CG 045
Container
A black lacquer wooden tray. A scene, set within a decorated frame, shows figures in a garden with trees and birds.



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Ivory trumpet
Ivory trumpet
Ivory, Metal -- Copper alloy -- Brass
L 67 x W 15 x D 10
CG 046
Performance arts
Oliphant, a curved ivory, side-blown trumpet made from the tusk of an elephant. There is a brass rim fitted to the open end of the trumpet and a round mouth-piece near the narrow closed top. Possibly Italian.



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Breath saver
Breath saver
Ivory
L 53 x W 7 x D 0.4
CG 047
Miscellaneous equipment
An ivory breath-saver. This is a long rectangular-shaped, curved ivory piece with hatched lines on the ends. Possibly Chinese.



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Candlestick
Candlestick
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (gilded)
H 26.5; Diam. (of base) 13.7
CG 048 A
Lighting equipment
An ormolu candlestick in rococo style. The base, stem and nozzle are decorated with curved, swirling, lines reminiscent of splashing waves. The candlestick has a round foot, waisted stem and a deep nozzle with a deep curved rim. This is one of pair.



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Candlestick
Candlestick
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (gilded)
H 25.9; Diam. (of base) 13.7
CG 048 B
Lighting equipment
An ormolu candlestick in rococo style. The base, stem and nozzle are decorated with curved, swirling, lines reminiscent of splashing waves. The candlestick has a round foot, waisted stem and a deep nozzle with a deep curved rim. This is one of pair.



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Drinking-jug
Drinking-jug
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Stoneware, Metal -- Silver
H 15.5 x W 12 x D 11
CG 049
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A stoneware jug known as tigerware due to the mottled effect on the surface. The jug rests on a foot, has a round body, tall neck and strap handle. There are decorated silver mounts added to the rim, handle and a hinged silver lid with a knob handle. An interlaced curved floral motif is engraved on the mounts. The lid is marked with a fleur-de-lis. German, Rhineland, with English mounts.



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Celadon pot
Celadon pot
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Stoneware, Metal -- Silver
H 13 x W 7 x D 7
CG 050
Container
A crackle-glaze celadon pot, perhaps a brush pot, with a removable, silver lid and a silver mount around the rim. The design on the lid is in repoussé with flowers and leaves between three cup-like designs with scrolled handles. The lid is marked with a leopards head crowned, lion passant, a date letter N within a rectangular shield and a makers mark (a three-leaved clover). The mark shows that the mounts were made in London in 1550. Chinese pot.



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Flagon jug
Flagon jug
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 26.5 x W 14 x D 14
CG 051
Container
A tall splash-glazed flagon jug with a strap handle. This jug has been broken and repaired.



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Glazed jug
Glazed jug
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 23 x W 23 x D 23
CG 052
Container
A glazed, earthenware jug or pitcher with a spheroid-shaped body, rope handle and thumb-pressed base.



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Splash-glazed jug
Splash-glazed jug
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 24 x W 17 x D 17
CG 053
Container
A splash-glazed jug with a strap handle and finger-pressed base.



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Baluster jug
Baluster jug
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware (lead-glazed)
H 23.7 x W 18.5 x D 16.5
CG 054
Container
A glazed earthenware jug with a round foot and strap handle. The body is decorated with brown and yellow vertical flutes. There is a brown dotted band around the neck and vertically at intervals on the body. This is a London-type baluster jug with Rouen-style decoration.



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Partially glazed jug
Partially glazed jug
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 14.5 x W 10 x D 8.5
CG 055
Container
A partially glazed jug with a strap handle. The glaze is on the upper body handle and both inside and outside the neck.



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Partially glazed jug
Partially glazed jug
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 14 x W 16 x D 13
CG 056
Container
A partially glazed jug with strap handle.



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Two-handled pot
Two-handled pot
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 20 x W 21 x D 17
CG 057
Container
A two-handled pot with parallel incised lines on the upper body. The pot has been broken and is now pieced together.



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Mug
Mug
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 8 x W 13.5 x D 12
CG 058
Container
A green-glazed mug with a strap handle, resting on a tall foot.



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Unglazed pot or mug
Unglazed pot or mug
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 11 x W 11 x D 10
CG 059
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
An unglazed pot or mug with a strap handle and a tall neck.



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Green-glazed bowl
Green-glazed bowl
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 4.5 x W 12 x D 12
CG 060
Container
A green-glazed earthenware bowl.



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Ring-handled pot
Ring-handled pot
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 7 x W 14 x D 11
CG 061
Container
A ring-handled pot with green glaze on the inside surface. The outside is decorated with a series of horizontal ridges. The rim is chipped.



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Wine-cup
Wine-cup
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 9.2 x W 9 x D 9
CG 062
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A Roman drinking-cup with a narrow base. It is colour-coated but heavily abraded.



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Bronze corpus
Bronze corpus
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 19.5 x W 18.3
CG 063
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A bronze corpus with the eyes open and head slightly bent to the left; the hair is long and falls across the shoulders. The feet are side by side. The loin-cloth is long and knotted to the left revealing the right knee. The loin-cloth folds radiate out from the knot. On the opposite side to the knot there is a vertical fold with a decorative panel. This figure belongs to the same group as CG 067 and possibly CG 065 and CG 066.



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Bronze corpus
Bronze corpus
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 13.5 x W 11 x D 2.5
CG 064
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A bronze corpus with a large head and hands. The figure has a crown of three fleurons and a decorated brow band. The loin-cloth is long and decorated with rigid rectangular decoration. There is a central ornamented fold below parallel incised ornament. This is repeated on either side where it appears to emerge from beneath the ribs. The feet are separated now from the rest of the figure. Possibly Hiberno-Viking.



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Bronze corpus
Bronze corpus
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 11.5 x W 12
CG 065
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A bronze corpus with arms outstretched and the eyes open and head leaning forward. The hair is arranged in cap-like formalized waves over the head with long locks falling on the shoulders. The loin-cloth is long and arranged in V-shaped drapes on either side of the central fold. The loin-cloth is fastened with a large round central knot. Much gilding remains on the figure.



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Bronze corpus
Bronze corpus
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 19 x W 16.5 x D 4.5
CG 066
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A crucifix figure, Christ has his arms outstretched, eyes open and a prominent rib cage. The hair is long and flowing and the head is surrounded by a cruciform nimbus. The loin-cloth is long and arranged in parallel folds. The feet are side by side and resting on a suppedaneum. Northern Germany.



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Bronze corpus
Bronze corpus
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 20.5 x W 19.3
CG 067
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A bronze corpus from the Maas region, with the eyes open and the head leaning to the figures right. The loin-cloth is long and knotted to the right; folds radiate out from the knot. The loin-cloth is raised higher on the figures right revealing the knee. The feet are side by side and are resting on a suppedaneum. This corpus belongs to the same group as CG 063 and possibly CG 065 and CG 066.



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Bronze corpus
Bronze corpus
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 19.5 x W 18 x D 4.5
CG 068
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A bronze crucifix figure with outstretched arms and head leaning to the left. Christ is crowned and the eyes are open. The feet are side by side. The body is curved with prominent ribs. The loin-cloth is long knotted in the middle with a central fold on either side of the fold. The horizontal bands are decorated with geometric patterns.



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Bronze corpus
Bronze corpus
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 17 x W 17 x D 3
CG 069
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A bronze corpus with arms outstretched, the head leans slightly to the figures right with the hair falling on the shoulders. The ribs are represented by a series of bands across the chest. The loin-cloth is long with stylized vertical folds between panels decorated with incised double V-shaped lines. Copy of 12th century style.



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Horse aquamanile
Horse aquamanile
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Brass (cast)
H 27.5 x L 26 x W 8
CG 073
Container
The Latin term aquamanile is conventionally applied to vessels from which water was poured for hand-washing in both domestic and liturgical contexts; it referred originally to the basin into which water was poured. This horse aquamanile is relatively naturalistic, although a small dragon forms the handle and holds the reins. Water was poured in through a lidded opening in the head; it was tapped at the breast through a beast-head spout that could be closed by a quarter turn. The handle and reins were made separately and attached by soldering, likewise the spigot that holds the spout. Aquamaniles of this type and quality were produced for wealthy patrons in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg.



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Unglazed earthenware money-box
Unglazed earthenware money-box
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 5 x W 5 x D 5
CG 074 A
Currency
An unglazed earthenware money-box, the body is spheroid in shape with a narrow base and a flattened knob on top. There is a slit near the knob where coins can be inserted.



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Unglazed earthenware money-box
Unglazed earthenware money-box
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 6.5 x W 5 x D 5
CG 074 B
Currency
An unglazed earthenware money-box, the body is spheroid in shape with a narrow base and a flattened knob on top. There is a slit near the knob where coins can be inserted.



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Earthenware oil-lamp
Earthenware oil-lamp
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 3 x L 8.5 x D 6.5
CG 075
Lighting equipment
A glazed earthenware oil-lamp with a strap handle. The rim is curved inwards to form a lip.



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Silver wine-cup
Silver wine-cup
Metal -- Silver
H 4 x W 14.5 x D 12
CG 076
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
An oval-shaped cup with two handles.



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Pineapple jar
Pineapple jar
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Maiolica
H 25 x W 19 x D 19
CG 077
Container
A yellow glazed pineapple jar. The body and neck are scaled and resemble a pineapple. There are two twisted, scrolled handles. The jar is resting on a foot which has been repaired with plaster, the rim has also been repaired. Tuscan, possibly Pistoia.



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Earthenware glazed pot
Earthenware glazed pot
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 16.5 x W 26 x D 18
CG 078
Container
A glazed pot with two handles and a twisted strap which is not part of the original piece.



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Chamber-pot
Chamber-pot
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 9.5 x W 17 x D 15.5
CG 079
Toilet / cosmetic equipment
A earthenware chamber-pot with a strap handle on one side. There is brown glaze on the interior.



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Amber flask
Amber flask
Hydrocarbon -- Amber
H 11.5 x W 14.5 x D 7
CG 080
Container
An amber flask with two handles. The front is decorated with two raised circular shapes, the smaller one on top of the larger one.



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Oval dish
Oval dish
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 23 x W 32 x D 6
CG 081
Container
An oval dish in Palissy-type ware. It is moulded in high relief and shows a woman dressed in long robes and leaning against a tree. She holds flowers in both hands and has flowers in her hair. By her side there are ceramic pots of flowers and gardening tools. Other figures can be seen in the background. The scene is set within a wheat ear border. French: Avon, near Fontainebleau.



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Tin-glazed dish
Tin-glazed dish
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 22.5 x W 22.5 x D 3.5
CG 082
Container
A tin-glazed earthenware dish with a bird resting on a pot of flowers which has trailing stems. Around the rim of the dish there are sprays of flowers and foliage.



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Bowl (perhaps)
Bowl (perhaps)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 2.5 x W 18 x D 18
CG 083
Container
A shallow bronze, bowl-shaped object.



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Corpus
Corpus
Metal -- Alloy -- Pewter (gilded) or Metal -- Tin
H 13 x W 6 x D 1.5
CG 084
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A corpus with the head bent to the left. The right arm is missing and only the top part of the left arm remains. The eyes are closed and the feet are nailed together. The nimbus and loin-cloth are gilded. The loin-cloth is short, folded in horizontal folds, and knotted to the figures left in a looped, pleated fold. The figure is attached to a red velvet-covered cross (non-contemporaneous).



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Reliquary cross pendant
Reliquary cross pendant
Metal -- Gold, Glass -- Enamel, Animal -- Animal product -- Pearl, Mineral -- Corundum -- Ruby
H 16.5 x W 7 x D 1
CG 085
Personal ornament
An intricately fashioned gold reliquary cross. The front of the cross is decorated with filigree eight- petalled flowers within circles and eight pearls. The crucifix figure is in enamelled gold. The reverse side of the cross has similar filigree and enamelled circular panels showing the Four Evangelists while in the centre of the cross there is a larger panel of the Lamb of God. In the interior compartment is a sealed paper packet on which is written: ex sanguine Thomae Cant[erburiae] archaeopiscopi. This inscription indicates that it may also have contained a relic of St Thomas à Becket, who was killed in his cathedral at Canterbury in 1170. Spanish/English.



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Stained-glass
Stained-glass
Glass (stained / painted)
Panel: H 15 x W 21.5; Fragment A: 5.3 x 3.6; B: 7.6 x 3.5; C: 7.5 x 4
CG 086
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
An irregularly shaped stained-glass panel with three fragments (A-C).



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Gold box
Gold box
Metal -- Gold
H 1 x W 4 x D 3
DG 001
Container
This is a rectangular gold box with a detachable lid. It is decorated with foliate and abstract designs on the lid and inscribed with the initials H B.



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Snuff-box Meissen
Snuff-box
Ceramic -- Porcelain, Metal -- Silver (gilded)
L 8 x W 6 x D 3.2
DG 002
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
This is a snuff-box, decorated on each face with painted shipping scenes. The box has metal mounts which are possibly silver.



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Travelling writing set
Travelling writing set
Leather, Metal -- Silver (possibly)
H 3 x W 13 x D 13
DG 003
Communications equipment
This is a travelling writing set. It consists of a cylindrical leather-bound case with hinged lid and screwed-on inkwell base. Inside are a series of slots for the parts of a pen and other items. Only three parts of the pen remain in situ.



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Scissors in case
Scissors in case
Animal -- Skin -- Fish skin -- Shark skin (possibly), Metal -- Silver
H 1.5 x W 12.5 x D 5
DG 004
Tool / implement
A silver scissors in a case, possibly sharkskin, with a hinged lid.



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Stone box
Stone box
Stone -- Marble (possibly), Metal
H 3 x W 13 x D 0.75
DG 005
Container
A rectangular green stone box with metal mounts. The lid can be locked in place to stay open.



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Box
Box
Animal -- Skin -- Reptile skin -- Snakeskin, or Animal -- Skin -- Fish skin -- Shark skin, Metal -- Silver
H 3; Diam. 7
DG 006
Container
A round snakeskin or shagreen box with silver mounts.



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Match-box
Match-box
Animal -- Skin -- Reptile skin -- Crocodile skin (possibly)
H 4.5 x W 5.5 x D 3
DG 007
Fire / fire-lighting equipment
A crocodile skin match-box which is hinged, with two compartments inside.



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Silver box
Silver box
Resin -- Lacquer, Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl, Metal -- Silver
H 4 x W 9 x D 7
DG 008
Container
A box of lacquer and mother-of-pearl on silver. The box is marked E D B. The lid shows a stone ruin set amid flowers and foliage. The sides of the box are decorated with floral motifs. Dutch, Amsterdam.



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Tortoise-shell snuff-box
Tortoise-shell snuff-box
Animal -- Carapace -- Tortoise carapace -- Tortoise-shell, Metal -- Gold
H 1.5 x W 8.5 x D 5
DG 009
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A rectangular snuff-box with a hinged lid decorated with a floral motif.



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Wooden snuff-box
Wooden snuff-box
Wood, Metal -- Silver
H 1.5 x W 7 x D 4
DG 010
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A wooden snuff-box with a hinged lid. It is decorated on the lid with a four-leaved clover motif in silver.



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Silver box
Silver box
Metal -- Silver
D 6 x W 7.5 x H 1.5
DG 011
Container
A silver box with a hinged lid. The repoussé decoration on the lid depicts a man and woman in a pastoral setting with a dog and birds.



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Wooden box
Wooden box
Wood, Resin -- Lacquer
H 2 x W 9 x D 9
DG 012
Container
This is a round, lacquered wood box. The lid shows a scene of a peddler with his wares at a window.



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Silver magnifying-glass
Silver magnifying-glass
Glass, Metal -- Silver, Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl
D 9 x W 3.5 x H 0.5
DG 013
Science / medicine; Instrument
A magnifying-glass in a folding silver frame with a silver handle. There is a round panel in mother of pearl mounted on the handle which covers the glass when it is folded.



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Etui (toilet set)
Etui (toilet set)
Glass, Hydrocarbon -- Amber, Metal -- Gold
H 15.5 x W 5 x D 3
DG 014
Toilet / cosmetic equipment
A travelling toilet set with a folding scissors and compartments to hold other toilet articles inside. The case is decorated with a fish design in amber and glass within a gold frame. A fishtail pattern is created with wire underneath the glass. Etui is a small case of needles, toothpicks, etc.



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Shell snuff-box
Shell snuff-box
Animal -- Shell, Metal -- Silver
H 4 x W 4.5; Diam. 6
DG 015
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A snuff-box made from a shell with silver mounts.



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Porcelain snuff-box
Porcelain snuff-box
Ceramic -- Porcelain, Metal -- Gold, Glass -- Enamel
H 3; Diam. 5.2
DG 016
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A circular snuff-box of porcelain, painted with insects and butterflies with gold mounts. German, Dresden.



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Shell snuff-box
Shell snuff-box
Animal -- Shell, Metal -- Silver
H 3 x W 3.5; Diam. 5.5
DG 017
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A shell snuff-box with silver mounts.



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Shell snuff-box
Shell snuff-box
Animal -- Shell, Metal -- Silver
H 3 x W 3.5; Diam. 6
DG 018
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A snuff-box of shell with silver mounts.



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Shell snuff-box
Shell snuff-box
Animal -- Shell, Metal -- Silver
H 2 x W 2.5; Diam. 3.5
DG 019
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A snuff-box of shell with silver mounts.



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Silver box
Silver box
Metal -- Silver
H 7.5 x W 3.5; Diam. 2
DG 020
Container
A six-sided silver box, inscribed: Turnier, Baden-Baden, and dated 1922.



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Folding rule in storage-case
Folding rule in storage-case
Ivory, Fish skin -- Shark skin -- Shagreen (possibly)
H 2 x W 10 x D 15
DG 021
Instrument; Tool / implement
A folding ivory rule which fits into a case, possibly of shagreen. The case is oblong with a hinged lid.



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Urn (reproduction Roman style)
Urn (reproduction Roman style)
Metal -- Silver
H 11.5 x W18; Diam. 11
DG 022
Container
A silver urn based on a Roman original. The body has two handles and is decorated with leaves and berries in relief. The foot is decorated with small circles arranged in a ring. English, Victorian, in Roman style.



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Bowl (reproduction Roman style)
Bowl (reproduction Roman style)
Metal -- Silver
H 10; Diam. 16
DG 023
Container
A silver bowl based on a Roman design. The body is decorated with leaves in relief with beading below the rim. An inscription underneath the base reads: Treasure of Hildesheim, facsimile, calvaniane, Christofie Cie.



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Beaker (reproduction Roman style)
Beaker (reproduction Roman style)
Metal -- Silver
H 12 x D 11
DG 024
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A silver beaker based on a Roman style. The beaker is decorated on the outside. Near the rim is some decoration consisting of a groove and pairs of incised lines. The beaker has an MRV mark.



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Bone plaque
Bone plaque
Animal -- Bone
H 10 x W 4 x D 0.5
DG 025
Visual representation
A carved bone plaque, depicting a deer amid foliage and a bird on a tree. There is a wide uncarved border surrounding the scene.



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Trial piece
Trial piece
Ivory
H 7 x W 3.5
DG 026
Sample
Trial piece in ivory showing incised lines and circles with pierced holes.



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Marble seal
Marble seal
Stone -- Marble
H 3 x W 3 x D 3
DG 027
Communications equipment
A green marble seal with incised characters. It is rectangular in shape with a handle cut out of the marble at the back.



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Bronze seal
Bronze seal
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 1.5 x W 1.5 x D 1.5
DG 028
Communications equipment
A small, square, bronze seal with incised characters. The back is raised to form a handle with a hole pierced through it.



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Bronze mounts
Bronze mounts
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 9 x W 2
DG 029
Component
A pair of bronze mounts, pierced with holes. They are decorated with a regular curvilinear pattern.



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Wooden game-piece
Wooden game-piece
Wood
H 1.5; Diam. 4.5
DG 030 A
Games / sporting equipment
A wooden game-piece which is one of a set of seven. It is round in shape with carving on the upper face. The carving is worn but human figures are visible.



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Wooden game-piece
Wooden game-piece
Wood
H 1.5; Diam. 4.5
DG 030 B
Games / sporting equipment
A wooden game-piece which is one of a set of seven. It is round in shape with carving on the upper face. The carving is worn but human figures are visible.



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Wooden game-piece
Wooden game-piece
Wood
H 1.5; Diam. 4.5
DG 030 C
Games / sporting equipment
A wooden game-piece which is one of a set of seven. It is round in shape with carving on the upper face. The carving is worn but human figures are visible.



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Wooden game-piece
Wooden game-piece
Wood
H 1.5; Diam. 4.5
DG 030 D
Games / sporting equipment
A wooden game-piece which is one of a set of seven. It is round in shape with carving on the upper face. The carving is worn but human figures are visible.



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Wooden game-piece
Wooden game-piece
Wood
H 1.5; Diam. 4.5
DG 030 E
Games / sporting equipment
A wooden game-piece which is one of a set of seven. It is round in shape with carving on the upper face. The carving is worn but human figures are visible.



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Wooden game-piece
Wooden game-piece
Wood
H 1.5; Diam. 4.5
DG 030 F
Games / sporting equipment
A wooden game-piece which is one of a set of seven. It is round in shape with carving on the upper face. The carving is worn but human figures are visible.



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Wooden game-piece
Wooden game-piece
Wood
H 1.5; Diam. 4.5
DG 030 G
Games / sporting equipment
A wooden game-piece which is one of a set of seven. It is round in shape with carving on the upper face. The carving is worn but human figures are visible.



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Carving, head of an animal
Carving, head of an animal
Hydrocarbon -- Jet (possibly)
H 1 x W 2 x D 1
DG 031
Sculpture
A small carved head of an animal, perhaps a badger. It is possibly made of jet.



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Duck weight
Duck weight
Hydrocarbon -- Jet
H 1.5 x W 2.2 x D 1
DG 032
Hunting equipment
A small duck weight, its head is turned back over its body. Possibly Sumerian.



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Duck weight
Duck weight
Stone -- Lava -- Basalt (black)
H 3.2 x W 2.5 x D 2
DG 033
Hunting equipment
A small stylized duck weight in black basalt. Possibly Sumerian.



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Carving, animal head
Carving, animal head
Hydrocarbon -- Jet (possibly)
H 2 x W 2.5 x D 2
DG 034
Sculpture
A small carved animal head, perhaps of a wolf.



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Rosary
Rosary
Metal -- Silver, Hydrocarbon -- Amber, Textile
L 50
DG 035
Religious / ritual equipment
A five-decade rosary with rows of ten amber beads separated by large silver beads. At the end of the rosary there is a silver cross showing Christ crucified. At the terminals of the cross there are fabric tassels.



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Rosary
Rosary
Wood, Animal -- Bone
H 40 x W 6
DG 036
Religious / ritual equipment
A rosary with rows of small bone beads and larger round beads dividing the decades. There is a wooden cross with a figure of Christ carved in relief. Lines radiate out from the body and a heart is carved beneath the feet.



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Rosary
Rosary
Metal -- Silver, Hydrocarbon -- Amber
L 20
DG 037
Religious / ritual equipment
A rosary with amber beads forming the decades and divided by larger silver beads. The cross at the end of the rosary is silver with a silver figure of Christ. A green fabric tassel is attached to the rosary between the last beads and the cross.



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Lead plaque
Lead plaque
Metal -- Lead
H 16.6 x W 12.5
DG 038
Visual representation
A lead plaque with an inscriptions both in runes and, more extensively, in Old English, paraphrasing the introduction to an Anglo-Saxon text, the First Book of Catholic Homilies by Aelfric. It was apparently intended to serve as a cover of some kind. There is a border of two inscribed parallel lines around the inscriptions. The right hand edge of the plaque is pierced with three holes with the bottom hole having a lead loop. This may be a scholarly fake of the eighteenth or nineteenth century in Anglo-Saxon style.



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Container (possibly inkwell)
Container (possibly inkwell)
Stone
H 5 x W 9 x D 7
DG 039
Container; Communications equipment
A stone container which is rectangular in shape with five carved-out circular hollows. It was possibly used as a inkwell.



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Marble inkwell and pen holder
Marble inkwell and pen holder
Stone -- Marble
H 6 x L 13.5 x W 19
DG 040
Communications equipment
A marble inkwell and pen holder which is basically rectangular in shape. Three circular containers are carved out at the rear with a rectangular depression in front extending the width of the object to hold pens, etc. The front of the inkwell is decorated with two human heads and a scallop shell.



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Medallion
Medallion
Metal -- Silver (gilded)
H 6.5 x W 7.5
DG 041 A
Visual representation
A sliver-gilt medallion showing a man and woman in medieval clothes surrounded by flowers and trees. The man holds a wreath and the woman is carrying a small animal. There is an inscription over the head of the man.



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Square case for a medallion
Square case for a medallion
Paper -- Cardboard, Textile
Not measured. No dimensions.
DG 041 B
Container
A square case lined with fabric. This case was for the silver-gilt medallion (DG 041 A).



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Belt-buckle
Belt-buckle
Metal -- Silver (gilded), Mineral -- Garnet
H 5.3 x W 2.5; Diam. 1
DG 042
Costume
A 6th-century belt-buckle with interlaced animal decoration set with garnets. Possibly Anglo-Saxon.



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Planter for growing orchids
Planter for growing orchids
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 48 x W 38 x D 17
DG 043
Container
A Chinese earthenware glazed grotto group depicting figures and houses above a fish-filled river and craggy, tree-covered hills. This was probably used for growing orchids.



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Table Ornament
Table Ornament
Metal -- Silver (gilded)
H 40 x W 19 x D 11
DG 044
Sculpture
A rearing figure of a stag in silver-gilt. The hind legs rest on an oval plinth decorated with flowers and leaf motifs. The front quarters are supported by a stem decorated with leaves. The head can be removed. The piece was perhaps used to hold wine or spirits at table. German or Austrian.



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Statuette (figure of a woman)
Statuette (figure of a woman)
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 22 x W 15 x D 10
DG 045
Sculpture
A porcelain figure of woman in 18th century dress with an elaborate hair style and holding a large fan. Possibly Italian.



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Wall-plaque
Wall-plaque
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Maiolica
H 28.5 x W 2.5 x D 1
DG 046
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A maiolica wall-plaque showing St Luke, the patron saint of artists. The saint is in the foreground with his symbol, the ox, with houses and trees in the background. S. Lucas is written in the bottom right-hand corner.



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Dish
Dish
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 5 x W 31 x L 31
DG 047
Container
A red dish, decorated with a painting in the interior of a woman wearing long robes and a veil. The rim is decorated with white irregular lines radiating outwards.



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Dish with cover (casserole or game)
Dish with cover (casserole or game)
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 14 x W 33 x D 18
DG 048
Container
A dish or casserole with a cover and a handle on the left side. It is decorated with stylized deer, birds and rabbits between foliage. The cover also has a handle. This was probably used for cooking game. North American.



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Boss or dish
Boss or dish
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 1.5 x W 8.5 x D 8.5
DG 049
Component; Container
A small round bronze boss or dish.



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Seal (impression)
Seal (impression)
Wax
H 1 x W 8 x D 5.5
DG 050
Communications equipment
A wax seal impression showing a seated woman with a child on her lap. This is probably the Madonna and the Infant Jesus. There is lettering around the edges.



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Iron plaque
Iron plaque
Metal -- Iron (cast)
H 9 x W 11.3
DG 051
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
An engraved iron plaque depicting the body of Christ being taken down from the cross. Three figures are taking down the body from the cross. Two weeping figures stand one on either side. Behind the cross is a figure holding a banner or flag. On the left stands a figure holding a book. A group of figures stand at the base of the cross and in the background there is a cave or tomb. The plaque bears the initials S H. German, possibly Berlin.



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Porcelain vase
Porcelain vase
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 16 x W 8 x D 8
DG 052
Container
A blue and white Chinese porcelain vase with a narrow neck. The vase is decorated with a willow tree design.



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Porcelain vase
Porcelain vase
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 16 x W 7.5 x D 7.5
DG 053
Container
A blue and white Chinese porcelain vase with a long narrow neck. The vase is decorated with floral motifs which are divided into sections by blue lines, running vertically from the top of the neck almost to the base.



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Figurine of a woman Bow Factory
Figurine of a woman
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 15.5 x W 9 x D 7
DG 054
Sculpture
A figurine of a woman in 18th century dress with flowers in her hair. Her right arm and left hand are missing. Originally another figure was present but it has been broken off about waist level. One of the shoes of this figure still remains. English, Bow Factory, Stratford Langthorne, Essex.



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Porcelain dish
Porcelain dish
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 2.5 x W 12 x D 12
DG 055
Container
A small dish showing, in the centre, two Chinese figures in a garden. The rim of the dish is decorated with a famille rose pattern. Part of the rim of the dish is broken off; the broken piece is with the dish.



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Gilded porcelain dish
Gilded porcelain dish
Ceramic -- Porcelain (gilded)
H 2.5 x W 14 x D 14
DG 056
Container
A small porcelain dish or saucer with gilding. The centre is white with a gold rim.



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Tea-bowl
Tea-bowl
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 3.5 x W 6.5 x D 6.5
DG 057
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A small blue and white tea-bowl with fluted edges. The interior base of the bowl shows river scenes with people and boats interspersed with flowers and foliage.



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Jar with lid
Jar with lid
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 17 x W 11 x D 11
DG 058
Container
A pear-shaped jar with a lid. The lid is stepped with an knob handle. The jar is decorated with blue lines which encircle the base, centre and neck of the jar. Between the lines the body is decorated with a curvilinear leaf pattern. Possibly Thailand.



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Tea-bowl
Tea-bowl
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware
H 7 x W 8 x D 7
DG 059
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A tea-bowl used in a Japanese tea-ceremony. The bowl is made of a series of coils visible on the outside. The bowl has been broken and repaired.



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Tea-bowl
Tea-bowl
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 6 x W 8 x D 8
DG 060
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A blue and white tea-bowl, showing, on the outside, seated figures in a garden with buildings in the background.



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Delftware jar
Delftware jar
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Delftware
H 5.5 x W 8 x D 8
DG 061
Container
A small delftware ointment jar consisting of a round bowl with a lip, resting on a foot. The glaze is chipped in several places. Possibly English.



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Crackleware jar
Crackleware jar
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 10.5 x W 11.5 x D 11.5
DG 062
Container
A green crackleware jar with a curved lip. Chinese or Korean.



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Cut-down porcelain vase
Cut-down porcelain vase
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 11 x W 11 x D 11
DG 063
Container
A blue and white porcelain trumpet-shaped vase which has been cut-down. The vase is decorated with flowers and stylized leaves. Kang-Hsi.



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Porcelain tea-bowl
Porcelain tea-bowl
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 5 x W 8.5 x D 8.5
DG 064
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A porcelain tea-bowl decorated, on the outside, with figures looking out over a garden and water. The inside rim is also decorated with a wavy line pattern.



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Porcelain tea-bowl Meissen
Porcelain tea-bowl
Ceramic -- Porcelain (gilded)
H 4 x W 7 x D 7
DG 065
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A Meissen porcelain tea-bowl without its saucer. On the outside are painted landscapes set within gilt frames. The inside rim is also decorated with a gilt border.



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Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 4 x W 7 x D 7
DG 066
Container
A blue and white Chinese bowl with a slightly fluted rim. The outside of the bowl is decorated with panels showing river and mountain landscapes and panels with floral designs. The inside rim is decorated with a border of hatched lines.



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Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware, Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (gilded)
H 12 x W 12 x D 10.5
DG 067
Container
A white, tin glazed earthenware bowl, with a foot and mounted on a bronze stand. It is possibly faience. The front of the bowl has a protruding human head. The stand is bronze-gilt with feet and is decorated with embossed leaves.



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Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic -- Porcelain, Metal -- Gold
H 5 x W 7.5 x D 7.5
DG 068
Container
A red, green and white bowl with a gold rim showing, on the outside, a fabulous bird with a scaled tail of a dragon.



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Zwischengoldglas drinking-glass
Zwischengoldglas drinking-glass
Glass, Metal -- Gold
H 17 x W 9 x D 9
DG 069
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A drinking-glass with a decorated gilt metal foot. The glass is decorated using the Zwischengoldglas technique of sandwiching gold leaf between two layers of glass. The gold leaf decoration shows nymphs amid stylized flowers and foliage.



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Drinking-glass
Drinking-glass
Glass, Metal -- Gold
H 14 x W 7 x D 7
DG 070
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A drinking-glass with a painted scene in gold of figures in a landscape with trees and monuments. One of a set of seven.



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Drinking-glass
Drinking-glass
Glass, Metal -- Gold
H 14 x W 7 x D 7
DG 071
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A drinking-glass with a painted scene in gold of figures in a landscape with trees and monuments. One of a set of seven.



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Drinking-glass
Drinking-glass
Glass, Metal -- Gold
H 14 x W 7 x D 7
DG 072
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A drinking-glass with a painted scene in gold of figures in a landscape with trees and monuments. One of a set of seven.



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Drinking-glass
Drinking-glass
Glass, Metal -- Gold
H 14 x W 7 x D 7
DG 073
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A drinking-glass with a painted scene in gold of figures in a landscape with trees and monuments. One of a set of seven.



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Drinking-glass
Drinking-glass
Glass, Metal -- Gold
H 14 x W 7 x D 7
DG 074
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A drinking-glass with a painted scene in gold of figures in a landscape with trees and monuments. One of a set of seven.



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Drinking-glass
Drinking-glass
Glass, Metal -- Gold
H 14 x W 7 x D 7
DG 075
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A drinking-glass with a painted scene in gold of figures in a landscape with trees and monuments. One of a set of seven.



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Drinking-glass
Drinking-glass
Glass, Metal -- Gold
H 14 x W 7 x D 7
DG 076
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A drinking-glass with a painted scene in gold of figures in a landscape with trees and monuments. One of a set of seven.



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Zwischengoldglas beaker
Zwischengoldglas beaker
Glass, Metal -- Gold
H 8 x W 6.4
DG 077
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
This is a flared beaker engraved with diamond point above a Zwischengoldglas (gold sandwich-glass) border of acanthus leaves. A coronet with five leaves and five jewels is represented above a monogram with the letters C K, all surrounded by scrolls, swags, foliage and a pair of eagles. The reverse, with further foliate design, bears an inscription in German extolling true friendship. On a ruby-coloured base, in the Zwischengoldglas technique, a motto surrounds two flaming hearts, one of them winged. This is a friendship glass for a count.



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Zwischengoldglas beaker
Zwischengoldglas beaker
Glass, Metal -- Gold (foil)
H 8 x W 7.5
DG 078
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A beaker with faceted sides and gold painted sides and base. The glass is decorated using the Zwischengoldglas technique of sandwiching gold-leaf between two layers of glass. The glass shows a frieze of hunting scenes with a group of gentlemen chasing a stag and doe.



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Silver-gilt bowl
Silver-gilt bowl
Metal -- Silver (gilded)
H 6 x W 13.5 x D 13.5
DG 079
Container
A silver-gilt bowl with the initials R R inscribed on the inside of the cup. The initials are surrounded by a frame of ornate floral decoration.



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Silver-gilt bowl
Silver-gilt bowl
Metal -- Silver (gilded)
H 6 x W 13.5 x D 13.5
DG 080
Container
A silver-gilt bowl with the initials R R inscribed on the inside of the cup. The initials are surrounded by a frame of ornate floral decoration.



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Silver-gilt bowl
Silver-gilt bowl
Metal -- Silver (gilded)
H 6 x W 13.5 x D 13.5
DG 081
Container
A silver-gilt bowl with the initials R R inscribed on the inside of the cup. The initials are surrounded by a frame of ornate floral decoration.



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Silver-gilt bowl
Silver-gilt bowl
Metal -- Silver (gilded)
H 6 x W 13.5 x D 13.5
DG 082
Container
A silver-gilt bowl with the initials R R inscribed on the inside of the cup. The initials are surrounded by a frame of ornate floral decoration.



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Breakfast-cup with stand Elias Adam, Augsburg
Breakfast-cup with stand
Metal -- Silver (gilded)
H 5 x W 9 x D 6.5
DG 083
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A breakfast-cup which is one of a pair. It is also called a trembleuse cup. The silver-gilt mounts are decorated with leaves in rococo style. Each cup has a separate matching base with a notch that attached the cup to a tray and prevented it from falling over. German, Augsburg.



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Breakfast-cup with stand Elias Adam, Augsburg
Breakfast-cup with stand
Metal -- Silver (gilded)
H 5 x W 9 x D 6.5
DG 084
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A breakfast-cup which is one of a pair. It is also called a trembleuse cup. The silver-gilt mounts are decorated with leaves in rococo style. Each cup has a separate matching base with a notch that attached the cup to a tray and prevented it from falling over. German, Augsburg.



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Silver cup
Silver cup
Metal -- Silver
H 3.8; Diam. (of top) 6
DG 085
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A silver cup with a round bowl and with the rim curving outwards. There is an ornate curved handle.



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Silver footed bowl
Silver footed bowl
Metal -- Silver
H 4.2; Diam. (of top) 6.3
DG 086
Container
A silver bowl with a foot.



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Silver bowl
Silver bowl
Metal -- Silver
H 3.4; Diam. (of top) 6.7
DG 087
Container
A round silver bowl.



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Silver bowl
Silver bowl
Metal -- Silver
H 3.9; Diam. (of top) 5.9
DG 088
Container
A tub-shaped silver bowl.



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Mirror picture, Christ
Mirror picture, Christ
Glass
H 22.5 x W 17
DG 089
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A mirror picture of Christ. He is crowned and dressed in a red robe, and is holding a palm. There are stylized flowers above his head. Swiss or Hungarian.



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Mirror picture
Mirror picture
Glass
H 28 x W 18
DG 090
Visual representation
A mirror picture using the hinterglass technique. The scene shows two men pulling a third man from a well. Underneath the scene there is an inscription in German which reads Ioseph von Brirdern in die geube Gclaszen. Swiss or Hungarian.



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Mirror picture, The Last Supper
Mirror picture, The Last Supper
Glass
H 20 x W 28.5
DG 091
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A mirror picture using the hinterglass technique. The scene depicts Christ and the disciples around a table at the Last Supper. The title of the picture in German is given under the scene. Swiss or Hungarian.



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Mirror picture, The Virgin and Child
Mirror picture, The Virgin and Child
Glass
H 17 x W 11
DG 092
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A mirror picture of the Virgin and Child using the hinterglass technique. The Virgin is dressed in blue, she has long dark hair and is wearing a white veil. The Infant Jesus is held by the Virgin. Swiss or Hungarian.



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Glass picture of a cup and saucer (framed)
Glass picture of a cup and saucer (framed)
Glass, Wood
H 15 x W 17
DG 093
Visual representation; Sample
A framed picture of a cup and saucer painted on glass. This is a sample of a salesman and the order number for the cup and saucer, No. 139, is listed on the top right hand corner. The wooden frame is decorated and has a hook for hanging at the top.



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Porcelain vase
Porcelain vase
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 26 x W 17 x D 17
DG 094
Container
A bulbous, blue and white, porcelain vase. The bottom section is made up five vase shapes joined together. Each of the smaller vases has its own narrow neck with a fluted rim. In the centre of the piece there is a tall neck, culminating in a spherical shape at the top, also with a fluted rim. The vase is decorated with flowers, leaves and butterflies.



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Delftware plate
Delftware plate
Ceramic -- Pottery -- Earthenware (tin-glazed)
H 24.5 x W 24.5 x D 3
DG 095
Container
A blue and white, delftware plate. It is a classic broken scroll flat octagonal plate and is decorated with floral motifs. It is very similar to another plate in the collection (HCL 035). Irish, Dublin.



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Mother-of-pearl corpus on an ebony cross
Mother-of-pearl corpus on an ebony cross
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly), Wood -- Ebony
H 9.5 x W 9 x D 2
DG 096
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A corpus made of mother-of-pearl on an ebony cross. The figure of Christ has the head leaning to the right of the figure and the feet are nailed together. The knees are bent at an acute angle and are not attached to the cross. This indicates that the present cross is not the original. The loin-cloth is short and sections of it are swirling around the body.



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Faience plate
Faience plate
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Faience
D 3; Diam. 23
DG 097
Container
A faience plate showing tower set in a landscape. There is a woman on top of the tower with her suitor on the ground facing her. Possibly French.



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Silver-gilt mounted Chinese bowl
Silver-gilt mounted Chinese bowl
Ceramic -- Porcelain, Metal -- Silver
H 13.5 x W 21.5
DG 098
Container
A Ming dynasty, Wan Li (1573-1619) (Emperior Xian), porcelain bowl with Elizabethan silver mounts. The outside rim of the bowl is decorated with a flying horse border and the walls are decorated with flower sprays.



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Cubical ivory bead
Cubical ivory bead
Ivory
H 1.7 x W 1.6
DG 099 A
Personal ornament
A cubical ivory bead which is rounded off at the back. It is one of a set of three. There is a design carved on one of the faces and a hole pierced through two of the sides.



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Cubical ivory bead
Cubical ivory bead
Ivory
H 1.7 x W 1.6
DG 099 B
Personal ornament
A cubical ivory bead which is rounded off at the back. It is one of a set of three. There is a design carved on one of the faces and a hole pierced through two of the sides.



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Cubical ivory bead
Cubical ivory bead
Ivory
H 1.7 x W 1.6
DG 099 C
Personal ornament
A cubical ivory bead which is rounded off at the back. It is one of a set of three. There is a design carved on one of the faces and a hole pierced through two of the sides.



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Alabaster jar
Alabaster jar
Mineral -- Alabaster
H 26 x W 16.5 x D 16.5
DG 100
Container
A cylindrical, banded alabaster jar with a rounded rim. The foot of the jar, which is chipped, is wider than the main body. Egyptian, Old Kingdom: 3rd to 6th dynasty.



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Gilded bourdaloue
Gilded bourdaloue
Ceramic -- Porcelain (gilded)
L 20 x W 10.8 x D 10.4
DG 101
Toilet / cosmetic equipment
A bourdaloue or ladies travelling chamberpot, which is an eighteenth-century slipper-shaped portable urinal for a lady, sometimes known as a coach-pot. It is an oblong shaped pot with a handle on one end. The interior, rim, base and handle are all in gilt. The body of the pot is green with gilt decoration in the French Empire style using Egyptian motifs. It took its more general name from a Jesuit father, one Louis Bourdaloue, whose long sermons, preached at Versailles, were extremely popular, especially with the ladies of the court who, in order to secure a seat, used to arrive hours before the scheduled time of the sermon.



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Brass jug
Brass jug
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Brass
H 20 x W 18.5; Diam. 11
DG 102
Container
A brass, fluted jug resting on a foot. It has a long, broad spout and a large decorative handle, using a scale design on the outer face. The jug bears a coat of arms underneath the spout. This consists of a crowned helmet with two feathers on either side over the shield. A band divides the shield in the centre with a five petalled flower on the right-hand corner and a leaping animal, possibly a deer or goat, on the left.



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Bowl
Bowl
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Brass, Metal -- Silver
H 10 x W 22 x D 24
DG 103
Container
A bowl in brass or silver. It is in the cabbage leaf design and rests on three knobbed feet. One of a pair.



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Beaker
Beaker
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Nickel-silver (electro-plated)
H 11 x W 11 x D 11
DG 104 A
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A beaker in electro-plated nickel silver (EPNS) in the cabbage leaf design. The beaker is made up of three overlapping leaves shaped like cabbage leaves. One of a pair.



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Beaker
Beaker
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Nickel-silver (electro-plated)
H 11 x W 11 x D 11
DG 104 B
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A beaker in electro-plated nickel silver (EPNS) in the cabbage leaf design. The beaker is made up of three overlapping leaves shaped like cabbage leaves.



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Ivory corpus
Ivory corpus
Ivory
H 14 x W 3.5 x D 2.5
DG 105
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
An ivory corpus with both arms and one leg missing. The eyes are closed and the head is leaning to the right of the figure.



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Transitional period jar with cover
Transitional period jar with cover
Ceramic -- Porcelain
H 37
DG 106
Container
A jar with a lid using the wucai palette or five-colour enamels. The jar and lid are decorated with figures set in a landscape of trees, rocks and flowers. Early Qing dynasty, Shunzhi (c. 1644-61) (Emperor Zhang).



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Bronze bell
Bronze bell
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 14 x W 11.5 x D 11.5
DG 107
Performance arts
A bronze bell with a looped handle and decorated with stylized foliage. There is an engraved band on the upper section of the bell bearing an inscription. This is a 19th century reproduction of a medieval style.



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Fan
Fan
Ivory, Textile -- Lace
H 38 x W (open) 65 x D 2.5
DG 108
Costume
A large ivory and cream lace fan. A floral motif is used in the lace and the guards are decorated with stylized flowers and scrolling.



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Mirror picture
Mirror picture
Glass
H 22.5 x W 18
DG 109
Visual representation; Religious / ritual equipment
A mirror picture of a saint holding cross and palm and standing on a dragon. There is a spray of flowers on either side of the saint. The saint is most likely St Margaret of Antioch who was believed to have been swallowed by a dragon and emerged unharmed from his stomach. Swiss or Hungarian.



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Penknife
Penknife
Metal -- Alloy -- Steel, Ivory
H 2.5 x W 8.5 x D 1
DG 110
Tool / implement
A folding, steel penknife with an ivory handle in the shape of a hound. The hound is spotted and has a metal collar.



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Crayfish model
Crayfish model
Ivory
H 3 x W 9 x D 4
DG 111
Sculpture
An articulated, ivory model of a crayfish. The model is small being only three centimetres in length.



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Shell tray
Shell tray
Animal -- Shell
H 4 x W 3.5 x D 0.5
DG 112
Container
A small shell tray which is broken at one end. It has five shallow depressions and the edge is decorated with incised lines. The tray may have been used to hold cosmetics.



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Pottery mount or inlay
Pottery mount or inlay
Ceramic -- Pottery
H 1.5 x W 1.5 x D 0.5
DG 113
Component
A small triangular, pottery face. This was probably a mount or inlay on a larger object. Possibly Egyptian.



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Brass badge
Brass badge
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Brass
H 3
DG 114
Personal ornament
A pelican-shaped brass badge. This may have been worn on a hat.



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Glass bead
Glass bead
Glass
L 3.6; Diam. 1.3
DG 115 A
Personal ornament
A glass bead which is one of a set of three. The bead is oblong in shape and decorated with tiny flowers in green, blue, white and rust. This bead is one of 18 mixed beads. Possibly Italian.



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Glass bead
Glass bead
Glass
L 3.4; Diam. 1.3
DG 115 B
Personal ornament
A glass bead which is one of a set of three. The bead is oblong in shape and decorated with tiny flowers in green, blue, white and rust. This bead is one of 18 mixed beads. Possibly Italian.



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Glass bead
Glass bead
Glass
L 3.4; Diam. 1.4
DG 115 C
Personal ornament
A glass bead which is one of a set of three. The bead is oblong in shape and decorated with tiny flowers in green, blue, white and rust. This bead is one of 18 mixed beads. Possibly Italian.



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Glass bead
Glass bead
Glass
L 2.8; Diam. 1.3
DG 115 D
Personal ornament
A glass oblong bead in green, gold, black and white. The bead is decorated using bands of colour in an abstract design on a green base. One of 18 mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

L 0.8; Diam. 1.5
DG 115 E
Personal ornament
A squat spheroid-shaped bead with a large hole pierced through the centre. There is some incised line decoration. One of 18 mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Faience (possibly)
L 1.4; Diam. 0.3
DG 115 F
Personal ornament
A small, narrow, cylindrical bead without decoration. Some of the glaze is chipped. One of a set of two. One of 18 mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead
Ceramic -- Glazed composition -- Faience (possibly)
L 1.5; Diam. 0.3
DG 115 G
Personal ornament
A small, narrow, cylindrical bead without decoration. Some of the glaze is chipped. One of a set of two. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

H 0.9; Diam. 1.3
DG 115 H
Personal ornament
A squat spheroid-shaped bead with a large hole pierced through the centre. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

W (max.) 1; Diam. 2.3
DG 115 I
Personal ornament
A spherical-shaped bead decorated with an abstract linear design. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

H 0.7; Diam. 1
DG 115 J
Personal ornament
A small spherical-shaped bead without decoration. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

H 0.7; Diam. 1.4
DG 115 K
Personal ornament
A spherical-shaped bead with a yellow stripe around its circumference and decorated with a green leaf pattern. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead
Stone
H 1; Diam. 0.8
DG 115 L
Personal ornament
A small cylindrical bead without decoration. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

H 0.7; Diam. 2.5
DG 115 M
Personal ornament
A large doughnut-shaped bead without decoration. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

H 1; Diam. 0.8
DG 115 N
Personal ornament
A small spherical-shaped bead decorated with black curving lines. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

H 0.6; Diam. 0.9
DG 115 O
Personal ornament
One of a pair of spheroid beads decorated with a waving line pattern, with thread. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

H 1; Diam. 0.9
DG 115 P
Personal ornament
One of a pair of spheroid beads decorated with a waving line pattern. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

H 0.5; Diam. 3.5
DG 115 Q
Personal ornament
A flat, circular bead decorated with a large eight-petalled flower. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Bead
Bead

H 0.8; Diam. 2.5
DG 115 R
Personal ornament
A spheroid-shaped bead with V-shaped decoration. One of eighteen mixed beads.



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Spectacles
Spectacles
Metal -- Silver, Glass
H 13 x W 2.5 x D 1
DG 116 A
Instrument
A pair of spectacles with oval lens and narrow metal frames. Probably English.



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Spectacles-case
Spectacles-case
Animal -- Skin -- Fish skin -- Shark skin -- Shagreen, Metal -- Silver
H 14.5 x W 3.5 x D 1.5
DG 116 B
Container
A spectacles-case in shagreen and silver mounts. There is an inscription on the mounts of the case which reads: Lady Frederick Fitzclarence. Probably English.



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Spectacles
Spectacles
Metal -- Silver, Glass
H 11.5 x W 2.5 x D 1
DG 117 A
Instrument
A pair of spectacles with oval lens and a silver frame.



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Spectacles-case
Spectacles-case
Animal -- Skin -- Fish skin -- Shark skin -- Shagreen, Metal -- Silver
H 13 x W 4 x D 1.5
DG 117 B
Container
A spectacles-case in shagreen with silver mounts.



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Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic
H 3.5 x W 9 x D 9
DG 118
Container
A small bowl without decoration



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 3.5 x W 2.5
DG 119 A
Games / sporting equipment
A square game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is also a chinoiserie landscape on the reverse of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 3.5 x W 2.5
DG 119 B
Games / sporting equipment
A square game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is also a chinoiserie landscape on the reverse showing figures, buildings and trees. One corner of this piece is broken off. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 5.5 x W 2
DG 119 C
Games / sporting equipment
A rectangular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 5.5 x W 2
DG 119 D
Games / sporting equipment
A rectangular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 5.5 x W 2
DG 119 E
Games / sporting equipment
A rectangular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 5.5 x W 2
DG 119 F
Games / sporting equipment
A rectangular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 3 x W 3
DG 119 G
Games / sporting equipment
A circular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 3 x W 3
DG 119 H
Games / sporting equipment
A circular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 3 x W 3
DG 119 I
Games / sporting equipment
A circular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 3 x W 3
DG 119 J
Games / sporting equipment
A circular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 3 x W 3
DG 119 K
Games / sporting equipment
A circular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 3 x W 3
DG 119 L
Games / sporting equipment
A circular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Game-piece
Game-piece
Animal -- Shell -- Mother-of-pearl (possibly)
H 3 x W 3
DG 119 M
Games / sporting equipment
A circular game-piece with carved birds forming a frame around the edge. In the centre there is the letter H within a circle. Surrounding the circle there is a chinoiserie scene. There is a also a chinoiserie landscape of figures, buildings and trees on the reverse. This is one of a set of 13.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 5.3 x W (max.) 3.1
DG 120
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula without a pin.



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Terret / rein-guide (possibly)
Terret / rein-guide (possibly)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 2.7 x W 3
DG 121
Animal equipment
A bronze ring, possibly a terret which is a guide for reins. Its has an animal snout on each side.



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Painting
Painting
Oil on canvas
H 27 x W 21
DP 002
Visual representation
A painting showing the head of a woman in profile. Italian, possibly Venetian.



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Drawing, with watercolour, of a bearded man
Drawing, with watercolour, of a bearded man
Pen and wash
H 26 x W 19
DP 008
Visual representation
A brush drawing heightened with watercolour of a bearded man in a soft hat. This is possibly Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1519-1556).



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Silver rosary
Silver rosary
Metal -- Silver
L 73
FR 001
Religious / ritual equipment
Silver Irish rosary with heart-shaped inscribed metal plate.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Chert, or Stone -- Obsidian
L 1.5 x W 1.1
HCA 001
Arms / armour
A hollow-based chert or obsidian arrow-head. It is barbed with the tip broken off.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.7 x W (max.) 2.2
HCA 002
Arms / armour
A lozenge-shaped flint arrow-head, brown in colour and damaged at the tip and at the edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4.1 x W (max.) 2.25
HCA 003
Arms / armour
A lozenge-shaped flint arrow-head, greyish-white in colour and with serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.65 x W (max.) 1.6
HCA 004
Arms / armour
A small, leaf-shaped, flint arrow-head greyish-white in colour with serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.5 x W (max.) 1.8
HCA 005
Arms / armour
A lozenge-shaped arrow-head in flint. It is grey/ white in colour with light pressure flaking on the surface.



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Leaf- /lozenge-shaped arrow-head
Leaf- /lozenge-shaped arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 3.9
HCA 006
Arms / armour
A lozenge-shaped flint arrow-head grey/ white in colour with serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.95 x W (max.) 1.4
HCA 007
Arms / armour
A flint, leaf-shaped arrow-head, greyish-white in colour and with serrated edges.



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Arrow-head or point
Arrow-head or point
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.7 x W (max.) 2.1
HCA 008
Arms / armour
A flint, leaf-shaped arrow-head or point, grey/white in colour with serrated edges



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.25 x W (max.) 2
HCA 009
Arms / armour
A flint leaf-shaped arrow-head, black in colour and with a rounded butt.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.9 x W (max.) 1.9
HCA 010
Arms / armour
A lozenge-shaped, flint arrow-head. It is dark red in colour with slight pressure flaking on both surfaces.



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Leaf-shaped arrow-head
Leaf-shaped arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.4
HCA 011
Arms / armour
A flint leaf-shaped arrow-head or point. It is greyish-white in colour with serrated edges. It is slightly curved in its vertical section.



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Arrow-head or point
Arrow-head or point
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4.5 x W (max.) 1.9
HCA 012
Arms / armour
A flint arrow-head or point. It is leaf-shaped, greyish-white in colour with the point broken off and uneven serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 5.7 x W (max.) 2.6
HCA 013
Arms / armour
A leaf-shaped, flint arrow-head.



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Leaf-shaped arrow-head
Leaf-shaped arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.6
HCA 014
Arms / armour
A leaf-shaped flint arrow-head or point, brown/black in colour with serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.7 x W (max.) 2.1
HCA 015
Arms / armour
A leaf-shaped flint arrow-head with greyish-white in colour with uneven serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 6.2 x W (max.) 2.9
HCA 016
Arms / armour
A flint leaf-shaped arrow-head or point in flint. It is greyish-white in colour and has sharply serrated edges.



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Lozenge-shaped arrow-head
Lozenge-shaped arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.4
HCA 017
Arms / armour
A lozenge-shaped, flint arrow-head or point. It is greyish-white in colour with serrated edges and the tip is broken off.



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Arrow-head (possibly)
Arrow-head (possibly)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.35 x W (max.) 1.9
HCA 018
Arms / armour
A leaf-shaped flint arrow-head (possibly). It is greyish-white in colour with serrated edges.



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Point
Point
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4.1 x W (max.) 1.3
HCA 019
Tool / implement
A flint point with a rounded butt and steep pressure flaking on the sides. It is grey/white in colour.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4.9 x W (max.) 1.8, (min.) 0.1
HCA 020
Arms / armour
A lozenge-shaped flint arrow-head with serrated edges which are slightly damaged.



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Arrow-head or point
Arrow-head or point
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.3 x W (max.) 1.2
HCA 021
Arms / armour
A long narrow flint point or arrow-head, white in colour with a pointed butt.



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Point
Point
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.3 x W (max.) 1.1
HCA 022
Tool / implement
A flint point with the tip broken off, a slightly rounded butt and irregular reworked edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.7 x W (max.) 1.3
HCA 023
Arms / armour
A greyish-white, leaf-shaped, flint arrow-head with steep flaking on the edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 5.6
HCA 024
Arms / armour
A hollowbased flint arrow-head with the edges steeply flaked and serrated. It is grey/white in colour.



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Concave-based arrow-head
Concave-based arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.6
HCA 025
Arms / armour
A flint hollow-based arrow-head, grey in colour with serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.9 x W (max.) 2.8
HCA 026
Arms / armour
A hollow-based flint arrow-head. The hollow has a rounded edge and there are slightly serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.8 x W (max.) 2
HCA 027
Arms / armour
A square based flint arrow-head, it is dark-yellow in colour with some pressure flaking on both sides.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.25 x W (max.) 2.3
HCA 028
Arms / armour
A hollow-based flint arrow-head, greyish-white in colour with serrated edges.



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Concave-based arrow-head
Concave-based arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 3.3
HCA 029
Arms / armour
A greyish-white flint arrow with almost triangular in shape with a slightly hollowed base and serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.8 x W (max.) 1.55
HCA 030
Arms / armour
A hollow-based flint arrow-head with serrated edges, one of the barbs is damaged.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4.2 x W (max.) 1.85
HCA 031
Arms / armour
A small hollow-based flint arrow-head, it is white/grey in colour with serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Chert, or Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.6 x W (max.) 2.2
HCA 032
Arms / armour
A hollow-based arrow-head in flint or chert. The surface is very smoothly polished with the edges slightly worked.



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Implement
Implement
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.5 x W (max.) 1.75
HCA 033
Tool / implement
A triangular shaped flint implement, grey/ white in colour with serrated edges, the under surface is slightly hollowed. This may be part of a fishing harpoon.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 1.25 x W (max.) 1.6
HCA 034
Arms / armour
A flint barbed and tanged arrow-head. It is greyish-white in colour with one of the barbs broken off.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2 x W (max.) 1.7
HCA 035
Arms / armour
A flint barbed and tanged arrow-head. The point and one tang are broken away and the surfaces and edges are worked.



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Barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
Barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.4
HCA 036
Arms / armour
A flint barbed and tanged arrow-head with one barb broken off. It has finely serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 6.3 x W (max.) 3.4
HCA 037
Arms / armour
A barbed and tanged flint arrow-head. The barbs are much shorter than the tang and there is slight flaking on the surface.



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Barbed and tanged arrow-head
Barbed and tanged arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.4
HCA 038
Arms / armour
A barbed and tanged flint arrow-head, grey/white in colour with serrated edges.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (max.) 5.85
HCA 039
Arms / armour
A flint barbed and tanged arrow-head with very serrated edges. The upper surface is raised in the middle while the base is somewhat flatter.



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Arrow-head (possibly)
Arrow-head (possibly)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 5.7 x W (max.) 2.9
HCA 040
Arms / armour
A flint implement possibly an arrow-head, with a splayed tang.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 8 x W (max.) 3.3
HCA 041
Arms / armour
A flint spearhead, it is slightly curved throughout its length with median thickening and pressure-flaking on the edges.



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Point
Point
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 7.1 x W (max.) 3.1
HCA 042
Tool / implement
A lozenge-shaped flint point very slightly worked on both faces along the edges. The tip is probably missing.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 6.4 x W (max.) 4
HCA 043
Arms / armour
A lozenge-shaped flint spearhead, composed of three fragments glued together, though the point is missing. The edges are flaked to achieve a serrated effect. The tang/butt is very slightly rounded.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 9.4 x W (max.) 4.9
HCA 044
Arms / armour
A lozenge-shaped flint spearhead in two pieces. The centre of each face is smooth but the edges are steeply pressure flaked. The butt/tang is slightly rounded as is the point.



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Arrow-head
Arrow-head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.9 x W (max.) 3
HCA 045
Arms / armour
A flint arrow-head with the tang broken. It is grey/white in colour with strong pressure flaking on all four sides.



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Javelin head
Javelin head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 7.7 x W (max.) 3.5
HCA 046
Arms / armour
A leaf-shaped flint javelin head with slightly serrated edges.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 7 x W (max.) 3.1
HCA 047
Arms / armour
A flint lozenge-shaped spearhead with the shoulders and tang gently rounded. The top face is rough and slightly pressure flaked while the other face is smooth.



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Javelin head
Javelin head
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 13 x W 5
HCA 048
Arms / armour
A flint javelin head or blade. It is hollow-based and barbed with a rounded tip and serrated edges.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 14.9 x W (max.) 3.8
HCA 049
Arms / armour
A hollow-based flint spearhead with each edge deeply indented.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
W (max.) 6.5, (min.) 0.4
HCA 050
Arms / armour
A flint barbed and tanged spearhead.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4.5 x W (max.) 2.2, (min.) 0.6
HCA 051
Artefact
A flint fragment, roughly triangular in shape, pointed at one end and hollowed at the base.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.7 x W (max.) 1.7
HCA 052
Artefact
A flint fragment, roughly triangular in shape, with sloped sides from a roughly central ridge.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4.1 x W (max.) 2
HCA 053
Artefact
A flint fragment pointed at one end with an uneven base, the sides are sloped on one face from either side of a central ridge with the other face being flat. The edges are serrated.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.3 x W (max.) 2.3, (min.) 0.4
HCA 054
Artefact
A flint fragment with a point and an uneven curved base. One face is sloped one either side of a ridge near the upper edge with the other face being flat.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.5 x W (max.) 2
HCA 055
Artefact
A flint fragment with a point and a slanted base. On one face it is sloped on either side of a roughly central ridge. The other face is flat.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4 x W (max.) 2.2
HCA 056
Artefact
A flint fragment, roughly triangular in shape.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 3.5 x W (max.) 2.2
HCA 057
Artefact
A flint fragment, roughly rectangular in shape with the point broken off and the base rounded and slanted.



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Blade (possibly)
Blade (possibly)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 5.5 x W (max.) 1.4
HCA 058
Arms / armour
A flint blade (possibly) pointed and curved on one edge, narrowing slightly at the base.



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Point (possibly)
Point (possibly)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 5.5 x W (max.) 2
HCA 059
Tool / implement
A flint point with a sloped surface on one face and flat on the other face. The bottom edge is curved with the edges are slightly serrated.



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Dagger (possibly)
Dagger (possibly)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 33 x W 4
HCA 060
Arms / armour
A long, leaf-shaped, flint dagger or blade, grey in colour with slightly serrated edges.



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Flint knife
Flint knife
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 39.1 x W (max.) 6.3
HCA 061
Tool / implement
A flint knife, the tang is slight rounded at the base and widens to long leaf-shaped blade. The edges of the blade are serrated and the whole surface of the blade is pressure flaked.



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Dagger (possibly)
Dagger (possibly)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 19.1 x W (max.) 4.5
HCA 062
Arms / armour
A flint weapon, possibly a dagger or spearhead, rounded at one end and pointed at the other. The body is slightly worked.



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Flint dagger
Flint dagger
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 13 x W (max.) 3.6
HCA 063
Arms / armour
A flint dagger with a slightly splayed tang. The edges of the blade are rough and chipped on one side.



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Flint dagger
Flint dagger
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 16 x W (max.) 3.9
HCA 064
Arms / armour
A flint dagger with tang, the shoulders of the blade are gently rounded and the blade is pressure flaked all over. The tang is diamond-shaped in section.



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Flint dagger
Flint dagger
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 16.9; L (of blade) 10
HCA 065
Arms / armour
A flint dagger with a long handle and pressure flaking on the blade. The handle is diamond-shaped in section to facilitate gripping.



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Flint dagger
Flint dagger
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 25.3
HCA 066
Arms / armour
A flint dagger, grey/white in colour, with a handle/ tang splayed at the butt. The blade is leaf-shaped with pressure flaking on the edges of the blade. The handle has been retouched at the edges and centre of the upper surface to give a triangular section. The line of raised zigzag pattern down the middle of the handle and along its edges may be an imitation of stitching on a leather-covered handle. The blade has also been partially polished to give it a smoother appearance.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 10.3 x W (max.) 2.8
HCA 067
Arms / armour
A crescent-shaped flint blade, perhaps from a knife, rounded off at one end. The cutting edge is serrated steeply mainly on one side. It is slightly blunt on the back.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 15.5 x W (max.) 2.7
HCA 068
Arms / armour
A flint blade, from a knife, yellow/ green in colour and slightly crescented in shape. It has a steeply bevelled cutting edge with a high gloss and it is slightly blunted at the back.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 12.7 x W (max.) 4.5
HCA 069
Arms / armour
A crescent-shaped, flint blade, perhaps from a knife. It is black, pressure flaked all over with the cutting edge very slightly bevelled and serrated.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 13.7 x W (max.) 3.25
HCA 070
Arms / armour
A crescent-shaped flint blade, perhaps from a knife. It is grey in colour with pressure flaking on the surface. It is slightly blunted at the back and the cutting edges are rough and damaged.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 15.3 x W (max.) 3.2
HCA 071
Arms / armour
A crescent-shaped flint blade, perhaps from a knife, with a steeply serrated cutting edge and slight pressure flaking on the surfaces.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 7.2 x W (max.) 3.3
HCA 072
Arms / armour
A crescent-shaped flint blade, perhaps from a knife, the curved edge is serrated and the straight edge is steeply pressure flaked on one side to give a bevelled effect.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 15.8 x W (max.) 4.1
HCA 073
Arms / armour
A crescent-shaped flint blade, perhaps from a knife, brown in colour with yellow streaks and pressure flaking on the surface. It has a slightly serrated cutting edge.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 17 x W (max.) 3.75
HCA 074
Arms / armour
A crescent-shaped flint blade, perhaps from a knife. It is grey/ white in colour with a highly serrated cutting edge which is highly glossed. There is slight pressure flaking on the surface.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 18.8 x W (max.) 3.7
HCA 075
Arms / armour
A crescent-shaped flint blade, perhaps from a knife. It is brown in colour with a heavily serrated cutting edge and pressure flaked surface.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 11 x W (max.) 4.2
HCA 076
Arms / armour
A crescent-shaped flint blade, perhaps from a knife. It is brown in colour with a bevelled, serrated cutting edge. Possibly Danish.



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Flint blade
Flint blade
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 9.1 x W (max.) 2.9
HCA 077
Arms / armour
A small crescent-shaped flint blade, perhaps from a knife. It is grey/black in colour with a slightly bevelled cutting edge.



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Sickle (possibly)
Sickle (possibly)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 11.8 x W (max.) 3.4
HCA 078
Tool / implement
A boomerang-shaped, flint sickle or knife. It is speckled brown in colour and steeply bevelled cutting edge which is highly polished.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4.25 x W (max.) 3.4
HCA 079
Tool / implement
A flint hollow scraper.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.65 x W (max.) 3.5
HCA 080
Tool / implement
A flint hollow scraper.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.5 x W (max.) 3.3
HCA 081
Tool / implement
A flint scraper, white/brown in colour and rounded at one end with pressure flaking on one surface.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.9 x W 3.8
HCA 082
Tool / implement
A flint scraper, white/brown in colour with a rounded edge narrowing at the base.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4 x W (max.) 3.2
HCA 083
Tool / implement
A flint scraper, brownish white in colour with a rounded cutting edge. The upper surface slopes on either side of a roughly central ridge the under surface is flat. The edges show signs of wear.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 3.8 x W 3.5
HCA 084
Tool / implement
A flint scraper with a rounded edge sloped on the upper surface and flat underneath.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 3.9 x W 3.5
HCA 085
Tool / implement
A flint scraper with roughly rounded edges and a straight base.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 3.7 x W 4.3
HCA 086
Tool / implement
A convex flint scraper with a rounded cutting edge.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.6 x W (of blade) 3
HCA 087
Tool / implement
A flint scraper with rounded edges and pressure flaking on its upper surface.



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Scraper or waste
Scraper or waste
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.4 x W (max.) 2.4
HCA 088
Tool / implement
A convex flint piece, scraper or waste, roughly oval in shape.



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Scraper or waste
Scraper or waste
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.9 x W (max.) 2.2
HCA 089
Tool / implement
A flint piece, a scraper or waste.



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Scraper or waste
Scraper or waste
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 2.5 x W 2.15
HCA 090
Tool / implement
A flint piece, scraper or waste.



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Scraper or waste
Scraper or waste
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 2.8 x W 2.5
HCA 091
Tool / implement
A flint piece [scraper or waste].



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 3.1 x W 2.7
HCA 092
Tool / implement
A flint scraper, almost circular in shape with a small crescent-shaped curve at the edge on one side.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.8 x W (of blade) 2.2
HCA 093
Tool / implement
A flint scraper, white in colour and pointed at one end with a slanted base.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4.4 x W (max.) 1.9
HCA 094
Artefact
A flint fragment, grey/brown in colour with a point at one end.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.3 x W (max.) 2.2
HCA 095
Artefact
A flint fragment, roughly triangular in shape.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 3.8 x W (max.) 2.3
HCA 096
Artefact
A flint fragment with one straight edge and a curved edge. The upper face is sloped with pressure flaking at the edges.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
H 4.1 x W 3.5
HCA 097
Tool / implement
A Neolithic flint scraper, green/brown in colour, with rounded edges. The upper surface has a semi-circular shaped step with the underneath being flat. This scraper was found at Knockamey, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 1.9 x W 3.5
HCA 098
Tool / implement
A flint scraper, roughly semi-circular in shape with a curved cutting edge. The upper surface has a bevelled edge and the underneath is flat.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 4.6 x W (max.) 2.2
HCA 099
Tool / implement
A Neolithic leaf-shaped flint scraper with bevelled edges. The back is flat and smooth. This scraper was found at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 2.2 x W 2.1
HCA 100
Tool / implement
A flint scraper, grey brown in colour, with a sloping edge.



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Flint scraper
Flint scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 6.7 x W (max.) 2.9
HCA 101
Tool / implement
A flint leaf-shaped implement, greyish-white in colour, with a curved vertical section. It has serrated edges and some pressure flaking on the upper surface.



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Flint blade or point
Flint blade or point
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 5 x W (max.) 1.5
HCA 102
Arms / armour
A flint blade or point with a straight edge at one end and a point at the opposite end one edge is more curved than the other side with steep pressure flaking at the straighter side and shallow flaking at the more curved side. The lower face is flat.



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Implement
Implement
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 7.65 x W (max.) 1.9
HCA 103
Tool / implement
A flint implement, greyish-white in colour, with steep pressure flaking on one side of the upper face and more shallow flaking on the other giving a serrated effect to the edge. The word Ireland is written on the lower face.



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Implement
Implement
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 8 x W (max.) 2
HCA 104
Tool / implement
A flint implement, greyish-white in colour, with a curved vertical section. There is pressure flaking on the upper surface, serrated edges and a rounded bottom.



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Arrow-head (possibly)
Arrow-head (possibly)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.2 x W (max.) 1.5
HCA 105
Arms / armour
Possibly a hollow-based flint arrow-head with some flaking on the surface and edges.



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Flint scraper
Flint scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 4.2 x W (max.) 2.1
HCA 106
Tool / implement
A Neolithic flint scraper, grey/white in colour, with two sharp edges and a rounded point. This scraper was found in Ballymena, Co. Antrim.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 2.8 x W 2.2
HCA 107
Artefact
A flint fragment, black in colour, it is roughly square in shape with some flaking on the edges and surface.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 2.7
HCA 108
Artefact
A flint fragment, with six rough faces, a flat top and rounded at the bottom.



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Unidentified (stone item)
Unidentified (stone item)
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L 3.9 x W (max.) 2.5
HCA 109
Artefact
A flint fragment with a crescent-shaped curve at one end and slightly curved at the opposite end with a longer point at one corner.



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Scraper
Scraper
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (max.) 6.1 x W (max.) 3.5
HCA 110
Tool / implement
A irregularly-shaped flint scraper with flaking on the upper surface.



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Chisel
Chisel
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 25.7 x W (of cutting edge) 2
HCA 111
Tool / implement
A flint chisel rounded at one end with a cutting edge at the other end.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone
L (overall) 9.1 x W (of cutting edge) 4.6
HCA 112
Tool / implement
A flint axehead, reddish brown in colour, the cutting edge is slightly curved and chipped. There is some pressure flaking on both faces with the butt end being almost square. The word Denmark is written in pencil on the axe.



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Polished stone axe
Polished stone axe
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 13.2 x W (of cutting edge) 4.5
HCA 113
Tool / implement
A flint axehead, with the face being ovate symmetrical in shape. The sides are pointed and almost straight in plan with the edges chipped. The blade edge is curved symmetrical and defined by being ground and polished. The axe has a narrow pointed oval cross-section and is finely flaked all over. ?Irish.



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Axehead
Axehead
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 17.5 x W (of cutting edge) 3.5
HCA 114
Tool / implement
A Neolithic flint axehead, with straight splayed sides from the blade to the butt. The sides and blade edge merge on the left but there is severe damage to the blade on the right. The faces are partly ground along the centre. The butt is rounded and flaked and the blade and face are polished. The axe has a pointed oval cross-section. This axehead was found in Co. Antrim.



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Polished stone axe
Polished stone axe
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L (overall) 3 x W (of cutting edge) 2.7
HCA 115
Tool / implement
A miniature stone axehead, the face is asymmetrical with the sides broad and rounded and merging with the butt. The edge is straight and sharp with the blade area being defined by junctions and a higher level of polished. The faces are ground and polished with traces of pecking on both sides. The axe has an oval cross-section. This miniature axe may have been made from a fragment of a larger axe. ?Irish.



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Axehead
Axehead
Mineral -- Silica -- Flint
L (overall) 17.5 x W (of cutting edge) 5.4
HCA 116
Tool / implement
A Neolithic flint axehead, dark grey with white patination, the faces having straight splayed sides which are rounded and well finished. The blade edge is curved and symmetrical but is damaged by flake scars extending from the edge onto both faces. The axehead is ground and polished on its lower portions. It has an oval cross-section. This axehead was found in Ireland



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Tuff
L (overall) 10.7 x W (at base) 4.75, (at top) 3.1
HCA 117
Tool / implement
A green tuff axehead, decorated with circles and a cross. The blade area and the butt have been detached by irregular breaks across either end of the axe. The surviving portion of both faces are well ground and regular. Several large flakes have been detached from a break across the lower portion of the axe. One of the faces is engraved with three circular motifs, one enclosing a cross. The axehead is oval with flattened sides in cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Tuff
L (overall) 10 x W (of cutting edge) 3.8
HCA 118
Tool / implement
A green, fine, ashy tuff axehead fragment, with most of the lower portion being present. The edge is straight, sharp and worn in places. Surviving portions of the blade area are well ground with a moderate level of polish. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L (overall) 7.5 x W (of cutting edge) 2.7
HCA 119
Tool / implement
A Neolithic shale axehead, with straight sides, parallel faces, gently curved symmetrical edge, oblique butt and flattened with almost faceted sides. The edge is sharp with one small flake on the left side. The blade area and faces are well ground with a moderate level of polish. The axe has a sub-rectangular cross-section. This axehead was found at Rusheen, Bruff, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Gabbro
L (overall) 13.4 x W (of cutting edge) 4.5
HCA 120
Tool / implement
A gabbro axehead, with asymmetrical faces, curved asymmetrical edge, rounded butt and broad rounded sides. The axehead is ground and polished with some remnant pecking on the upper portions of both faces. One of the faces is slightly flattened. This axehead was found at Knockderk, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L (overall) 7.3 x W (of cutting edge) 4.2
HCA 121
Tool / implement
A shale axehead, with asymmetrical faces and a gently curved asymmetrical edge. The left side is narrow, irregular and flattened and the right side rounded and flattened. The edge is very sharp with two very minor chips. The blade is well ground and polished, the faces are irregular due to medium and large remnant flake scars but they are ground and polished in the centre. The butt is damaged in the centre. The axe has an oval cross-section with flattened sides. The axehead was found at Patrickswell, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Mineral -- Silica -- Porcellanite
L (overall) 11.8 x W (of cutting edge) 4.6
HCA 122
Tool / implement
An axehead with asymmetrical faces, a curved symmetrical edge, a rounded butt and broad rounded sides, with a slight indentation in the centre perhaps from hafting. The blade area and faces are well ground with a moderate level of polish. It has an oval cross-section. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L (overall) 12.1 x W (of cutting edge) 7.15
HCA 123
Tool / implement
An axehead, with the faces having straight splayed sides, a rounded butt and broad rounded sides. The edge is damaged.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L 7.3 x W (of cutting edge) 6.4
HCA 124
Tool / implement
A dolerite axehead with the upper portion missing. The butt is damaged and it is oval in cross-section. The sides are rounded and the faces are highly polished with a few remnant peck marks. Found at Rockbarton, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Mineral -- Silica -- Porcellanite
L (overall) 9.1 x W (of cutting edge) 5.7
HCA 125
Tool / implement
The lower portion of an axehead in porcellanite. It has an asymmetrical blade which is very sharp and the sides are ground with numerous remnant flake scars. Both faces are damaged with flake scars. There is a clean break across the centre of the axe. Found at Rockbarton, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L (overall) 18.5 x W (of cutting edge) 8.2
HCA 126
Tool / implement
A shale axehead, with asymmetrical faces and a curved asymmetrical edge, the left side is flat and the right side is irregular and rounded. The edge is sharp at the edges but badly chipped in the centre. The faces are ground but irregular with a low trace of polish and there is numerous scratches on both faces. The butt is irregular in shape. The axe has a sub-rectangular cross-section. Found at Ballindard, Herberstown, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L (overall) 12.4 x W (max.) 6.2, (min.) 2.9
HCA 127
Tool / implement
A dolerite axehead with ovate symmetrical faces, a curved symmetrical edge, a rounded butt and broad and rounded sides. The edge is chipped and worn. The blade and faces are well ground and have low-level polish. It has a oval cross-section. Found at Herberstown, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Andesite (possibly)
L (overall) 10.6 x W (of cutting edge) 5
HCA 128
Tool / implement
An axehead with the faces having straight splayed sides, the edge is curved and asymmetrical, with a flat butt and broad rounded sides. The axe is ground with the blade, sides and face polished. There is pecking on both faces and on the butt. The axe is oval in cross-section. This axehead was found in Ballinard, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead (blade only)
Axehead (blade only)
Stone -- Argillite -- Mudstone
L 2.9 x W (of cutting edge) 4.9
HCA 129
Tool / implement
A mudstone blade from an axehead. The edge is gently curved and symmetrical and is blunted chipped and worn. The blade area is well ground and regular. There is a clean break along the lower portion of the axe. This axehead blade was found at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Tuff
L (overall) 10.2 x W (of cutting edge) 4.6
HCA 130
Tool / implement
A tuff axehead with asymmetrical faces, a curved asymmetrical edge, a rounded butt and broad rounded sides. The edge is sharp and undamaged and the blade area and faces are well ground and regular. A highly polished surface is evident in places. The axe has an oval cross-section. This axehead was found at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Andesite (possibly)
L (overall) 10.7 x W (of cutting edge) 5.6
HCA 131
Tool / implement
The lower portion of an axehead. It has an asymmetrical blade with the sides rounded and straight and parallel in plane. The edge is sharp but badly chipped. There is a clean break across the centre of the axe. Some post manufacture pecking is visible on the lower portion of both sides, perhaps evidence of hafting. This axehead was found at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



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Polished Stone Axe
Polished Stone Axe
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L 10.1 x W (of cutting edge) 4.6
HCA 132
Tool / implement
A Neolithic shale axehead with ovate symmetrical faces, a gently curving edge, a rounded butt and flattened sides. The edge is chipped worn and blunt. Both the blade area and faces are well ground and regular with a moderate to high level of polish. It has an oval cross-section with flattened sides. This axehead was found at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Mineral -- Silica -- Porcellanite
L (overall) 7 x W (of cutting edge) 4.5
HCA 133
Tool / implement
A Neolithic porcellanite axehead, with asymmetrical faces, a gently curve asymmetrical edge, a flat oblique butt and rounded sides. The blade area and faces are very well ground and regular with a moderate to high level of polish. The axe has an oval cross-section. This axehead was found at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Tuff
L (overall) 11.9 x W (of cutting edge) 5.4
HCA 134
Tool / implement
A Neolithic tuff axehead, with asymmetrical faces, a curved asymmetrical edge and irregular butt. The sides are flattened on the left and rounded on the right. The edge is sharp except for two medium sized chips in the centre. The blade and faces are ground and polished and the butt partly ground. It has an oval cross-section. This axehead was found at Cahirguillamore, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Tuff
L 14 x W 6
HCA 135
Tool / implement
A tuff axehead with ovate symmetrical faces. This axehead was found at Caher Bog, Co. Limerick. This axehead is missing.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L (max.) 9.3 x W (max.) 6.4
HCA 136
Tool / implement
A black/ brown shale axehead, with asymmetrical faces and the sides rounded in part and faceted in part. The butt is sloped and partly ground and the blade edge is gently curved and sharp. The butt, blade, sides and faces are polished. The axe has a narrow oval cross-section. This axehead was found at Cahirguillamore, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Sandstone (possibly)
L (overall) 9.8 x W (of cutting edge) 6.3
HCA 137
Tool / implement
The bottom portion of a brown/ red axehead, possibly in sandstone. The sides are parallel and rounded and the blade edge curved and asymmetrical. The blade sides and face are ground and polished. There is a clean break across the centre of the axe. The axe has an oval cross-section. This axehead was found at Cahirguillamore, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite (possibly)
L (overall) 13.4 x W (of cutting edge) 5.75
HCA 138
Tool / implement
A mottled green axehead, with asymmetrical faces, a symmetrical curved edge and flattened sides. The edge is chipped but sharp for the most part. The axe is ground and polished but damaged in the centre by a flake scar. The axehead is oval with flattened sides in cross-section. This axehead was found at Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Mineral -- Silica -- Porcellanite
L (overall) 7.5 x W (of cutting edge) 4.3
HCA 139
Tool / implement
A neolithic porcellanite axehead, with the faces having an oblique butt, an asymmetrical blade edge and flattened sides. The butt and one of the faces are damaged. The axehead is ground and the blade, sides and faces are polished. The axe head is oval with flattened sides in cross-section. This axehead was found at Camas, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L (overall) 15.5 x W (of cutting edge) 7
HCA 140
Tool / implement
A shale axehead, with asymmetrical faces, a curved asymmetrical edge, rounded sides and a curved pointed butt. The blade edge is badly damaged on the left but sharp in the centre and on the right. The axehead is ground and there is low level polish on the blade area. The butt is damaged by chipping and flaking. The axehead has an oval cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Tuff
L (overall) 11.7 x W (of cutting edge) 4.2
HCA 141
Tool / implement
A dark green axehead with ovate symmetrical faces and a gently curved asymmetrical edge with a rounded, pointed butt. The left side is flattened towards the blade and butt and rounded in the centre and the right side flattened from the blade to the butt. The edge is chipped and blunted. The axehead is ground and the blade, sides and faces polished. The cross-section is oval with flattened sides.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Tuff
L (overall) 16.8 x W (of cutting edge) 6.1
HCA 142
Tool / implement
An axehead with asymmetrical faces, curved asymmetrical edge and a rounded, pointed butt which is now damaged. The sides are flattened but faceted towards the blade. The axehead is ground and polished on the blades, sides and faces, with the blade having a higher level of polish. There is a large remnant flack scar on the right of one of the faces. The cross-section is oval with flatten sides. Found at Lower Grange, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Mineral -- Silica -- Porcellanite
L (overall) 9.7 x W (of cutting edge) 4.8
HCA 143
Tool / implement
A porcellanite axehead with asymmetrical faces and a gently curved asymmetrical edge. The side are broad and rounded and the edge very sharp with a few minor chips. The axehead is ground and the blade, sides and faces polished with the blade area having a slightly higher level of polish. The cross-section is oval.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L 8.9 x W (of cutting edge) 5.9
HCA 144
Tool / implement
The lower portion of an axehead, dark brown in colour. It has a curved symmetrical edge and irregular sides. It has a sharp edge with a few minor chips. The blade area and one side is highly polished. There is a clean break across the centre of the axe. The axehead has a plano-convex cross-section. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Pelite
L (overall) 16.2 x W (of cutting edge) 6.7
HCA 145
Tool / implement
A pelite axehead, with asymmetrical faces, gently curved asymmetrical edge and rounded butt. The sides are rounded and the blade and sides merge. The edge is blunt and smooth and looks water-worn. The blade area and faces are regular with nodular weathering and exfoliation evident on both faces.



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Axehead
Axehead
Mineral -- Silica -- Porcellanite
L (overall) 12 x W (of cutting edge) 5.1
HCA 146
Tool / implement
A porcellanite axehead dark grey in colour. It has symmetrical faces, a curved symmetrical edge, sloped butt and rounded sides. The edge is badly chipped along its length and there is a flake scar on the upper left hand side of one of the faces. It has an oval cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L (overall) 12 x W (of cutting edge) 4.7
HCA 147
Tool / implement
A green dolerite axehead, with ovate symmetrical faces, a curved symmetrical edge, rounded butt and broad rounded sides. The blade area and faces are well-ground. The sides of the blade and faces are polished. It has an oval cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L 12 x W 5.5
HCA 148
Tool / implement
A green dolerite axehead, with the faces having straight splayed sides and having a curved symmetrical edge, rounded butt and broad rounded sides. The edge is sharp with a few minor chips on the right side. The axe is ground and highly polished. There is a distinct ridge at the butt end. It has an oval cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L (overall) 10.2 x W (of cutting edge) 5.6
HCA 149
Tool / implement
A green dolerite axehead with ovate symmetrical faces, founded butt and broad rounded sides. The edge is heavily chipped, flaked and blunted with two large flakes in the centre. The axe is ground with traces of polish on the faces. There is an unusual deep red stain on the upper portion of one of the faces. The cross-section is oval.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L (overall) 10.4 x W (of cutting edge) 6.7
HCA 150
Tool / implement
A shale axehead, with asymmetrical faces, curved asymmetrical edge, rounded butt and flattened sides. The edge is flat with a few minor chips on either side. The axe is ground with the blade area and faces being particularly well ground. The blade, sides and faces are polished with a low level of polish. The cross-section is oval with flattened sides.



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Adze
Adze
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite (possibly)
L (overall) 11.9 x W (of cutting edge) 4.5
HCA 151
Tool / implement
A dark green/grey adze, with ovate symmetrical faces, rounded butt and sides pointed towards the blade and rounded towards the butt. One face is convex in section and the other face flat. The lower portion is pecked on both faces and sides. It appears to have been made from a cobble but the lack of evidence for grinding may be due to weathering. It is plano-convex in cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Sandstone (possibly)
L (overall) 9.6 x W (of cutting edge) 4.2
HCA 152
Tool / implement
An axehead with asymmetrical faces, an asymmetrical edge, rounded butt and narrow rounded sides. The edge is heavily chipped. The axe is ground and there is traces of low-level polish on the blade. There are several flake scars along the left side and the butt. The butt is also chipped and worn. It has a plano-convex cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L (overall) 12.6 x W (of cutting edge) 4.1
HCA 153
Tool / implement
A dolerite axehead with straight-sided parallel faces, a gently curved asymmetrical edge, a rounded butt and rounded sides. The axe is ground with the faces, sides and blades polished. Both the faces and the butt have pecking. It has a sub-rectangular cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L (overall) 10.6 x W (of cutting edge) 5.75
HCA 154
Tool / implement
A green dolerite axehead with ovate symmetrical faces, a gently rounded asymmetrical edge, a rounded butt and rounded sides. The edge is sharp but with some heavy flake damage on the left. The blade is polished and the faces are pecked. The axe has an oval cross-section. Found at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale (possibly)
L (overall) 11.9 x W (of cutting edge) 5.7
HCA 155
Tool / implement
An axehead with asymmetrical faces, a curved symmetrical edge, a rounded pointed butt and sides which are pointed towards the blade. The edge is damaged towards the centre by a large post manufacture flake scar which extends onto one of the faces. The axe is ground but unpolished. It has an narrow pointed oval cross-section. Found at Baggotstown, Knockainy, Co. Limerick.



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Polished Stone Axe
Polished Stone Axe
Stone -- Lava -- Gabbro
L (overall) 20.8 x W (of cutting edge) 7.3
HCA 156
Tool / implement
A green gabbro axehead with the faces having straight splayed sides, a curved asymmetrical edge, a rounded pointed butt and rounded sides. The edge is flattish worn and chipped. The axe is ground and the blade sides and faces polished with some pecking on the lower portions of the faces. The axe has an oval cross-section. ?Irish.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L (overall) 9 x W (of cutting edge) 5.7
HCA 157
Tool / implement
A shale axehead with asymmetrical faces, a gently curved asymmetrical edge, a rounded butt and rounded sides. The edge is chipped over its length and the blade area and faces are well ground and regular. A few flakes extend from the edge onto both faces. The axe is oval in cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L (overall) 9.6 x W (of cutting edge) 4.65
HCA 158
Tool / implement
A shale axehead with irregular pointed sides, an asymmetrical blade and irregular butt. The faces are irregular along the sides due to numerous remnant flake scars. The blade and faces are ground and polished. The blade area is regular but damaged on the right hand side. It has an oval pointed cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L (overall) c.14.5 x W (of blade) 5.5
HCA 159
Tool / implement
A shale axehead with asymmetrical faces, a curved asymmetrical edge and an irregular butt. The faces are flattened and the right side broad and flat and the left side narrow rounded and irregular due to numerous remnant flake scars. The edge is chipped and flaked and the butt is damaged.



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Polished Stone Axe
Polished Stone Axe
Mineral -- Silica -- Porcellanite
L (overall) 7.2 x W (max.) 4.2, (min.) 1.2
HCA 160
Tool / implement
A porcellanite axehead/adze with the faces having straight splayed sides, the edge being curved and asymmetrical, the butt sloped and the sides flattened. The edge is severely damaged by flaking and chips and has been partly reground. The blade area and faces are very well ground and regular with a moderate level of polish. It has a narrow oval cross-section with narrow sides. ?Irish.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L (min.) 9, (max.) 14.2 x W (of cutting edge) 5.8
HCA 161
Tool / implement
A shale axehead with asymmetrical faces, a gently curved asymmetrical edge and a rounded pointed butt. The left side is markedly flat and the right side rounded but irregular due to several small remnant flake scars. The edge is sharp but chipped in places and the blade area is defined by polish on both faces. The faces are flat and smooth with flake scars along the left side.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Slate
L (overall) 15.4 x W (of cutting edge) 4.6
HCA 162
Tool / implement
A slate axehead with asymmetrical faces, a curved asymmetrical edge and flat sides. The edge is very sharp on the left and centre but it is chipped and flaked on the right. The blade area is damaged on one side but flat and regular on the other. One of the faces is severely damaged on one side but flat and even on the other. The tip of the axe is broken off. The axe has a sub-rectangular cross-section.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Limestone
L (overall) 13.2
HCA 163
Tool / implement
A limestone axehead with a gently curved symmetrical edge and a rounded butt and sides. The blade area and lower portion of the axe is very well ground and regular and the upper faces appear naturally smooth, suggesting that the axe was made from a natural rounded cobble. There is one large deep remnant scar on the left-hand side. Found at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead (fragment)
Axehead (fragment)
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite (possibly)
L 10.3 x W (of cutting edge) 3.9
HCA 164
Tool / implement
An axehead fragment representing one face, portions of the side and a small portion of the cutting edge. The surviving portion of the axe is well ground and regular and the surviving edge is sharp.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Sandstone (possibly)
L (overall) 9.9 x W (max.) 5.5
HCA 165
Tool / implement
An axehead, the butt-end only, it has straight sides, a gently rounded butt and a smooth surface.



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Axehead
Axehead
Stone -- Tuff
L (overall) 9.1 x W (of cutting edge) 4.2
HCA 166
Tool / implement
An axehead with the butt-end missing, the edge is curved and asymmetrical. The left side is flattened, approaching faceted, and the right side is pointed. The edge is very sharp and the blade area is polished on one face. The faces are well ground and regular with some flake scars on both faces. There is an irregular break across the upper portion of the axe. The axe has a narrow oval cross-section.



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Axehead (portion)
Axehead (portion)
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L 8.9 x W (of cutting edge) 6.6
HCA 167
Tool / implement
A dolerite axehead, the upper portion is missing, with a curved symmetrical edge. The left side is rounded and the right side is damaged. The blade are is well defined with a relatively sharp edge. This portion of the axe is ground and polished with remnant flake scars on both faces. There is a break across the centre of the axe. It has an oval cross-section.



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Axehead (portion)
Axehead (portion)
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L 6.1 x W 8.3
HCA 168
Tool / implement
A Neolithic shale axehead with the edge-end only being presented. The sides are rounded and parallel in plan with the edge heavily chipped and worn. The faces are flat with a clean, oblique break across the centre of the axe. The piece is from Camas, Co. Limerick.



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Axehead (portion)
Axehead (portion)
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L 5.7 x W (of cutting edge) 6.3
HCA 169
Tool / implement
An axehead portion with the blade only being present. The edge is convex, very sharp and undamaged.



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Axehead (portion)
Axehead (portion)
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L 7.5 x W (max.) 4, (min.) 1.7
HCA 170
Tool / implement
The upper portion of an axehead with an irregular butt and broad rounded sides. The faces are relatively well ground with traces of polish. There are remnant flake scars on both faces. There is a clean break across the centre of the axe. The axe has an oval cross-section.



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Polished stone axe
Polished stone axe
Mineral -- Jadeite (possibly)
L 13 x W 10
HCA 171
Tool / implement
An axehead with asymmetrical faces, a gently curved asymmetrical edge and pointed sides. The edge is chipped but very sharp. The blade is damaged by flaking and this extends from the edge to the centre of both faces. The blade, sides and faces are ground and polished. The butt is severely damaged by flaking. The axe has an narrow oval cross-section. ?Irish.



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Axe-handle / haft
Axe-handle / haft
Animal -- Bone -- Mammal bone -- Deer bone -- Antler
L (overall) 8 x W (max.) 6.5
HCA 172 A
Tool / implement
An antler haft or handle for an axehead (HCA 172 B) which is faceted and smooth, suggesting that it has been worked to achieve its present shape. This is probably not original.



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Axehead
Axehead
Mineral -- Jadeite
L 4.7 x W 3.5
HCA 172 B
Tool / implement
A green jadeite axehead with a gently curved asymmetrical edge, a rounded butt and irregular rounded sides. The edge is very sharp with a few minor chips. The blade area and lower portion of the axe is well-ground, regular and polished with the upper portion being finely pecked only. It has an oval cross-section. The axe was fitted into an antler haft (HCA 172 A).



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Axe-handle / haft
Axe-handle / haft
Animal -- Bone -- Mammal bone -- Deer bone -- Antler
L 8.1 x W 7.8
HCA 173
Tool / implement
An axe-handle in antler, it splays out at the top being more curved at one side and straighter at the other.



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Polished stone adzehead
Polished stone adzehead
Stone -- Lava -- Dolerite
L (overall) 10.7 x W (of cutting edge) 4.5
HCA 174
Tool / implement
An adzehead with the faces having straight splayed sides, a gently curved asymmetrical edge, and a rounded flat butt with sharp edges which are slightly chipped. The blade area is ground and polished and the faces and butt are finely pecked. One of the faces is flattened with a groove along the centre. ?Irish.



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Chisel/ pick (possibly)
Chisel/ pick (possibly)
Stone -- Argillite -- Shale
L 12.1 x W (max.) 4.4
HCA 175
Tool / implement
A chisel or pick with asymmetrical faces, pointed butt and rounded sides. The edge is damaged and the blade area is flat on one of the faces. The faces are ground and polished and relatively regular with one or two large remnant flake scars. The butt is chipped in the centre. It has a plano-convex cross-section. Found at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



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Hand-adze
Hand-adze
Stone
L 21 x W 6.5
HCA 176
Tool / implement
A black polished stone adze with a handle or grip. It has a sloping blade and a slightly curved edge. There is a slight curve underneath. Possibly New Zealand.



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Axehead or macehead
Axehead or macehead
Stone
L 7.5 x W 3.2
HCA 177
Tool / implement; Arms / armour
A stone axehead or macehead which is cylindrically perforated.



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Macehead
Macehead
Stone
L 9.5 x W 6.2; Diam. (of hole) 2.2
HCA 178
Arms / armour
A stone macehead with rounded sides and butt, a pointed edge with a cylindrical perforation.



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Macehead
Macehead
Stone
L (overall) 13
HCA 179
Arms / armour
A stone macehead with rounded sides, a pointed butt and edge with a cylindrical perforation.



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Wristguard bracer
Wristguard bracer
Stone
L (overall) 12.9 x W (max.) 2
HCA 180
Arms / armour
A stone wristguard bracer, roughly rectangular in shape with rounded ends and upper surface and flat underneath. It is perforated once at each end.



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Hone / whet (possibly)
Hone / whet (possibly)
Stone
L 9.1 x W 2.9
HCA 181
Tool / implement
Possibly a hone with a cylindrical perforation at one end. It is rounded and wider at the perforated end and tapers in at the opposite end. It has an oval cross-section.



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Hone / whet
Hone / whet
Stone
L 6.1 x W 2.4
HCA 182
Tool / implement
A stone hone with a cylindrical perforation at one end. It is rounded at the top, bottom and sides and has a round cross-section. This hone was found in Co. Antrim.



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Hone / whet
Hone / whet
Stone
L 6.6 x W (max.) 1.5
HCA 183
Tool / implement
A stone hone with a cylindrical perforation at one end. It is rounded at the perforated end and pointed at opposite end. The sides are rounded but both faces are slightly flattened.



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Hone / whet
Hone / whet
Stone
L 9 x W 1.9
HCA 184
Tool / implement
A stone hone with a cylindrical perforation at one end. It is rectangular in shape with rounded edges and flat ends rounded at the corners. It has a rectangular cross-section. This hone was found in Glenarm, Co. Antrim.



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Hone / whet
Hone / whet
Stone
L 7.5 x W 2
HCA 185
Tool / implement
A stone hone with a perforation in one end. It is rectangular in shape with the perforated end being narrow and squared off. It widens out and narrows again towards the other end which is rounded. The edges are slightly bevelled.



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Hone / whet
Hone / whet
Stone
L 6.5 x W 2
HCA 186
Tool / implement
A stone hone perforated at one end. The perforated end is rounded while the opposite end is straight with gently rounded edges. It has a rectangular cross-section. This hone was found in Wicklow, Ireland.



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Hone / whet
Hone / whet
Stone
L 7 x W 1.3
HCA 187
Tool / implement
A stone hone perforated at one end. The perforated end is tapered with a straight top; the opposite end is broken. It has a rectangular cross-section.



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Hone / whet
Hone / whet
Stone
L 7 x W 0.8
HCA 188
Tool / implement
A stone hone with a perforation at one end, this end is narrow with a straight top while the opposite end is rounded. It has a square cross-section.



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Hone / whet
Hone / whet
Stone
L 5 x W 1
HCA 189
Tool / implement
A stone hone with a perforation in one end. The perforated end is straight with the opposite end tapering to give a oblong shape. It has a square cross-section.



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Hone / whet
Hone / whet
Stone
L 5.1 x W 3
HCA 190
Tool / implement
A stone hone with a perforation in one end. It is a wide rectangle in shape with the perforated end being straight and the opposite end slightly rounded. There is a crack or groove down the centre of one of the faces. It has a flat rectangular cross-section.



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Hone / Whet
Hone / Whet
Stone
L 6.6 x W 2
HCA 191
Tool / implement
A stone hone or whetstone which is tapered at both ends, one end being rounded and the other straight. The edges are slightly bevelled.



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Hone / Whet
Hone / Whet
Stone
L 9 x W 2
HCA 192
Tool / implement
A hone or whetstone which tapers at both ends, the ends being straight. The sides are slightly rounded. There is a crack across the centre of the hone. It has a square cross-section with rounded sides.



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Hone / Whet
Hone / Whet
Stone
L 7.5 x W 2.9
HCA 193
Tool / implement
A stone hone with rounded sides and ends. It is damaged on one side at one end.



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Hone / Whet
Hone / Whet
Stone
L 4.5 x W (max.) 2.2
HCA 194
Tool / implement
A polished stone hone with rounded sides and ends. It has an oval cross-section with flattened sides.Find spot: Freugh, Stranraer, Scotland.



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Small cross-inscribed pebble
Small cross-inscribed pebble
Stone
H 7
HCA 195
Tool / implement
Possibly a stone hone, it is inscribed with a cross in a circle. It has rounded ends and sides. Find spot: Freugh, Stranraer, Scotland.



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Hone / Whet
Hone / Whet
Stone
L 5.1 x W 1.3
HCA 196
Tool / implement
A stone hone tapering in towards both straight ends with a square cross-section.



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Hone / Whet (possibly)
Hone / Whet (possibly)
Stone
L 7.4 x W (max.) 4.5
HCA 197
Tool / implement
Possibly a stone hone with rounded sides and edges and an almost rectangular cross-section. Find spot: Braid, Co Antrim.



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Hone / Whet (possibly)
Hone / Whet (possibly)
Stone
L 6.3 x W (max.) 4.4
HCA 198
Tool / implement
A stone hone or perhaps a water-rolled pebble. It has rounded sides and ends.



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Pebble (polished stone)
Pebble (polished stone)
Stone
L 4.2 x W (max.) 1.8
HCA 199
Artefact
A polished stone, rounded at both ends with straight sides. There is a small hole on one face, this may be natural or it may be an attempt to drill a perforation at one end.



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Hone / Whet
Hone / Whet
Stone
L 9.6 x W (max.) 4
HCA 200
Tool / implement
A stone hone with rounded ends. It has a rectangular cross-section. There is some damage at one end. Find spot: Glenhead, Co Antrim.



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Hone / Whet (possibly)
Hone / Whet (possibly)
Stone
L 10 x W (max.) 3.9
HCA 201
Tool / implement
Possibly a stone hone, it is oval with pointed ends and has a flat rectangular cross-section. Find spot: Co Antrim, Ireland.



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Hone / Whet
Hone / Whet
Stone
L 9.1 x W 2.7
HCA 202
Tool / implement
A stone hone/whetstone with one broken end. The remaining end is rounded and the faces are flattened. This whet/hone was found at Mount Stewart, Co. Down.



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Hone / Whet (possibly)
Hone / Whet (possibly)
Stone
L 9 x W 4.1
HCA 203
Tool / implement
Possibly a hone/whetstone in stone with a polished surface. It is rectangular in shape with slightly rounded ends.



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Hone / Whet
Hone / Whet
Stone
L 11.7 x W (max.) 5.8
HCA 204
Tool / implement
A stone hone or whetstone, one end is slightly splayed with the other end being damaged at one corner and the remaining edge being uneven.



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Hone / Whet
Hone / Whet
Stone
L 15.2 x W (max.) 5.9
HCA 205
Tool / implement
A hone/whetstone rounded at one end and widening out at the other end and ending with an oblique angle.



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Disc
Disc
Stone
L 7.2; Diam. 7
HCA 206
Artefact
A stone disc which is unfinished.



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Carved stone, ceremonial ball
Carved stone, ceremonial ball
Stone
Diam. 6.4
HCA 207
Sculpture; Religious / ritual equipment
A stone ball of the Skara Brae type. It is spherical is shape with four large bosses, three of which are carved, surrounding each large boss there is a circle of nine smaller bosses. Of the circle of nine, two bosses are shared with the other circles. ?Scottish.



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Ball
Ball
Stone
H 5.9; Diam. 5
HCA 208
Artefact
A stone ball without decoration.



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Ball
Ball
Stone
H 5; Diam. 5.5
HCA 209
Artefact
A stone ball without decoration.



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Ball
Ball
Stone
H 5.6 x D 6.1
HCA 210
Artefact
A stone ball without decoration.



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Ball
Ball
Stone
H 6.4; Diam. 7.6
HCA 211
Artefact
A stone ball without decoration.



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Axe-mould
Axe-mould
Stone
H 19 x W 14 x D 7.8
HCA 212
Production / replication
A rectangular stone mould for flat bronze axeheads. It is yellowish/brown in appearance. On one face it has a mould for a large axehead and a smaller one next to it and on the other face there is the outline of a very large axehead. ?Irish.



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Flat axe
Flat axe
Metal -- Copper
L 12.5 x W (of cutting edge) 7.6
HCA 213
Tool / implement
A broad flat axehead in good condition. Green in colour with a rounded cutting edge. This object was found in Co. Limerick.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 17.7 x W (of cutting edge) 13.2
HCA 214
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead with curved sides and a splayed cutting edge. There is damage to the blade edge and butt.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 14.3 x W (of cutting edge) 7.9
HCA 215
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead gold/brown in colour with a rounded butt and a widely splayed cutting edge which shows signs of use. It was found in Co Down, Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 18 x W (of cutting edge) 10.2
HCA 216
Tool / implement
A bronze flat axehead gold/brown in colour with curved sides a widely splayed blade and a straight butt rounded at the corners.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.14.8, (of blade) 9.3
HCA 217
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead with slightly curved sides, a splayed cutting edge and a straight butt with rounded edges.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 13.9, (of blade) 5.8
HCA 218
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead with slightly curved sides and a splayed cutting edge. It has a thin butt with a straight end which has rounded corners. The piece was found in Glemaquin, Co Donegal, Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 12.1 x W (of cutting edge) 6.5
HCA 219
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead with a narrow butt, widely splayed cutting edge which is slightly bevelled on both faces. One side of the splayed edge has been hammered flat.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 7.7 x W (of cutting edge) 6.15
HCA 220
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead with a short thick butt and a splayed cutting edge which is corroded. This piece was found in Co. Antrim.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 13 x W (max.) 10.3
HCA 221
Tool / implement
A bronze axehead with a thick butt and a widely splayed cutting edge. The hafting end is damaged and it is bevelled on both faces with indications of a flange on both faces.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.9 x W (of cutting edge) 7.2
HCA 222
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead with slightly curved sides a splayed cutting edge with the hafting end being straight with rounded corners. Found in Co. Dublin.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 12.1 x W (of cutting edge) 5.5
HCA 223
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead, with a slight stop-ridge. It has a splayed cutting edge with the hafting end being straight with rounded edges.



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Flat Axe
Flat Axe
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 15.3 x W (of cutting edge) 8.4
HCA 224
Tool / implement
A bronze flat axehead with a widely splayed cutting edge, curved sides and a rounded hafting end. There is decoration on the faces. The cutting edge shows signs of wear. This axehead was found in Newcastle, Co. Down.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 13.9 x W (of cutting edge) 6.3
HCA 225
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead with a narrowly splayed and badly damaged cutting edge. There is indications of a stop-ridge. There is a flange-like vertical ridge on both edges. One edge shows several scratch marks running horizontally. The butt end is also damaged.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 15.8 x W (of cutting edge) 8
HCA 226
Tool / implement
A bronze flat axehead with a highly polished patina. It has curved sides and it is decorated on both faces. There are slight flange-like vertical ridges on both edges. It has a thin butt and a splayed cutting edge. The hafting end is damaged.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 21 x W (of cutting edge) 10.2
HCA 227
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead with curved sides and a splayed cutting edge. The hafting end is straight but damaged. The axe is decorated on one face with three vertical rows of incised line decoration and one curved line of decoration running across the face at the bottom.



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Developed Flat Axe
Developed Flat Axe
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 13.9
HCA 228
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead with straight sides and a widely splayed cutting edge. It is decorated on one face with herring-bone decoration and short incised lines.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 13.7 x W (of cutting edge) 5.9
HCA 229
Tool / implement
A flat bronze axehead with slightly curved sides, a splayed cutting edge and a rounded hafting end. One of the faces is lined. Found at Strangford, Co. Down,Ireland



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.5 x W (of cutting edge) 4.4
HCA 230
Tool / implement
A flanged, flat bronze axehead, with the surface pitted by corrosion and there is a shallow splay to the blade. It has a straight butt which is damaged.Find spot: Portrush, Co Antrim.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 14.1 x W (of cutting edge) 7.1
HCA 231
Tool / implement
A flanged bronze axehead with a widely splayed blade which is damaged and flattened at one corner. It has a straight butt. Found at Lough Gur, Co Limerick, Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 8.2 x W (of cutting edge) 4.3
HCA 232
Tool / implement
A flanged bronze axehead with a splayed cutting edge and rounded butt.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 13.3, (of blade) 4.9
HCA 233
Tool / implement
A flanged bronze axehead with the flanges hammered inwards. It has a splayed cutting edge and a straight butt. Find spot: Co Antrim, Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 14 x W (of cutting edge) 8.6
HCA 234
Tool / implement
A flanged bronze axehead with widely splayed cutting edge and a straight butt.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 13.1 x W (of cutting edge) 4.9
HCA 235
Tool / implement
A flanged axehead in bronze with the flanges hammered inward and a splayed cutting edge and a straight butt.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.2 x W (of cutting edge) 4.2
HCA 236
Tool / implement
A flanged bronze axehead with stop-ridge. It has a slightly splayed blade and a straight butt. Found near Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 13 x W (of cutting edge) 6.5
HCA 237
Tool / implement
A bronze axehead with slightly flanged sides and a stop-ridge. It has a widely splayed cutting edge and the sides are decorated with rope moulding.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.14.3, (of blade) 6.5
HCA 238
Tool / implement
A bronze, flanged axehead with a stop-ridge and a splayed blade. Found in Co. Derry,Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11 x W (of cutting edge) 4.7
HCA 239
Tool / implement
A flanged bronze axehead with a stop-ridge. The flanges are hammered inwards with a splayed cutting edge, which is slightly bevelled, and a slightly rounded butt. There is a crescent-shaped depression on the blade below the flanges. Found in Carrodore, Co. Down.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 14, (of blade) 6.6
HCA 240
Tool / implement
A bronze, flanged axehead with a stop-ridge and a crescent-shaped depression just below the end of the flanges. The edge is widely splayed and the butt is straight.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 12.9 x W (of cutting edge) 5.4
HCA 241
Tool / implement
A bronze flanged axehead with a stop-ridge. The flanges are hammered inwards and the cutting edge is splayed with one end being broken and the edge damaged. It has a rounded butt. This axehead was found in White Head, Co. Antrim, Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 13 x W (of cutting edge) 4.7
HCA 242
Tool / implement
A flanged bronze axehead with a stop-ridge. The flanges are hammered inwards and end below the stop-ridge. It has a slightly splayed cutting edge. Find spot: Toome, ? Co Antrim.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.13 x W (of cutting edge) c.4.3
HCA 243
Tool / implement
A bronze flanged axehead with a stopridge.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.1 x W (of cutting edge) 5.25
HCA 244
Tool / implement
A flanged bronze palstave (axehead) with a stop-ridge. The stop-ridge is straight and the flanges extend below it. The cutting edge is splayed.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.8 x W (of cutting edge) 5.4
HCA 245
Tool / implement
A bronze flanged axehead with traces of a stop-ridge. It has a widely splayed cutting edge.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.17.5 x W (of cutting edge) 9.4
HCA 246
Tool / implement
A bronze implement, possibly an axehead. It is flanged with a loop at one side and has a large wedge-shaped blade.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 13.6 x W (of cutting edge) 6.1
HCA 247
Tool / implement
A bronze flanged axehead with a stop-ridge with the flanges ending below it. It has a splayed cutting edge.Find spot: Co Derry.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.3, (of blade) 6.4
HCA 248
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave, it is flanged with a straight stop-ridge joining the flanges. It has a splayed cutting edge. This palstave was found in Collooney, Co. Sligo.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.15, (of blade) 7.3
HCA 249
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave, it is flanged with a stop-ridge joining both flanges. It has a splayed cutting ridge.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.2 x W (of cutting edge) 2.4
HCA 250
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave, it is flanged with a straight stop-ridge. There is a crescent-shaped indentation where just before the blade splays out. The butt has an indentation. This palstave was found in a crannog in Lough Revel, Co. Antrim.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.15 x W (of cutting edge) 5.9
HCA 251
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges hammered inwards towards the stop-ridge, which is rounded. It has a splayed cutting edge.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 16.4 x W (of cutting edge) 6.3
HCA 252
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave, with flanges and a straight stop-ridge. The flanges are slightly hammered inwards near the stop-ridge. There is a midrib, a narrow blade and there is the remainder of a loop on one side.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 17.2 x W (of cutting edge) 4.5
HCA 253
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges, a slightly rounded stop-ridge with a narrow blade and slightly splayed cutting edge.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 15.8 x 6.4
HCA 254
Tool / implement
An Irish Bronze Age palstave with flanges and a stop-ridge. There is a U-shaped depression beneath the stop-ridge and a splayed cutting edge. There is decoration on each face just below the stop-ridge.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 11.2 x L (of blade) 5
HCA 255
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges a stop-ridge and a splayed cutting edge. One of the flanges is damaged. The palstave was found in Ballyholm, Co. Cavan, Ireland.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 12.1 x W of cutting edge 5.7
HCA 256
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges, a slightly rounded stop-ridge and a splayed cutting edge. The palstave was found in Carlow, Ireland.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.8.5 x W (of cutting edge) 5
HCA 257
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges and a stop-ridge forming a U-shape. There is a deep septum and the butt end has a deep sloping V-shaped ridge.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 9.2 x W (of cutting edge) 5.4
HCA 258
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges and a straight stop-ridge. The flanges extend beyond the stop-ridge and are hammered inwards. The cutting edge is splayed and shows signs of damage. The hafting end is also damaged.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 8.9 x W (of cutting edge) 5.2
HCA 259
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges and a stop-ridge. The flanges extend beyond the stop and are hammered inwards especially at the top and stop-ridge. There is a U-shaped depression below the stop-ridge and the axe has a slightly splayed cutting edge.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.2 x W (of cutting edge) 3.7
HCA 260
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges and a straight stop-ridge. It has a slightly splayed cutting edge.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.5, (of blade) 5.1
HCA 261
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges, a stop-ridge and splayed cutting edge. This palstave was found in Raphoe, Co. Donegal, Ireland.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.6, (of blade) 4.9
HCA 262
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges and a stop-ridge. There is a slight U-shaped depression underneath the stop-ridge. The cutting edge is slightly splayed. Find spot: Clough, Co Down,Ireland.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.6 x W (of cutting edge) 4.3
HCA 263
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with a stop-ridge and flanges which extend beyond it. The blade is narrow with a slightly splayed cutting edge. The butt end is damaged.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 9.7 x W (of cutting edge) 4.5
HCA 264
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanged sides and a stop-ridge. The blade is splayed and the butt end is damaged.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10 x W (of cutting edge) 3.9
HCA 265
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges and a stop-ridge. There is a deep septum and a midrib below the stop-ridge. The palstave has a slightly splayed cutting edge.



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Palstave
Palstave
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 15.7
HCA 266
Arms / armour
A bronze palstave with flanges and a stop-ridge. The palstave is decorated on both faces with a raised central rib with oval-shaped depressions on either side ending just above the blade. The cutting edge of the blade is slightly splayed.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 16 x W (of blade) 8
HCA 267
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges, a stop-ridge and a splayed cutting edge. Find spot: Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland.



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Axehead (palstave)
Axehead (palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 9 x W (max.) 2
HCA 268
Tool / implement
A small flanged palstave in bronze with a pointed butt. The butt is turned at a 90º angle to the blade and the flanges appear leaf-shaped on both faces. The blade has a splayed cutting edge.



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Axehead (palstave)
Axehead (palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.7 x W (of cutting edge) 2.2
HCA 269
Tool / implement
A small bronze, flanged palstave with a pointed butt. The butt is turned at a 90º angle to the blade and the flanges appear leaf-shaped on both faces. The blade is narrow with a slightly splayed cutting edge.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 16.2 x W (of cutting edge) 3.5
HCA 270
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges and a stop-ridge. The blade is narrow and there is a loop just below the stop-ridge on one side. The palstave was found in Canterbury, Kent, UK.



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Axehead (Palstave)
Axehead (Palstave)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.12 x W (of cutting edge) c.3
HCA 271
Tool / implement
A bronze palstave with flanges hammered in towards each other, but now damaged. It has a splayed cutting edge and a loop on one side. It is decorated in the septum with crossed lines.Find spot: Kent, England



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.6 x W (of blade) 6.7
HCA 272
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with a single loop. The blade is very slightly splayed with the cutting edge being blunt and dented. The mouth of the socket is almost oval. The axehead was found in the River Lagan, Belfast.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 5.3 x W (of blade) 4.35
HCA 273
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has slightly splayed blade and a basal collar which slants inward. This axehead was found in the River Lagan, Belfast, Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 8.8 x W (of blade) 9
HCA 274
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. Just above the loop there is an narrow ridge which runs horizontally around the axe. Two vertical ridges run from this ridge on one face. There is a basal collar which projects outwards. The mouth is almost rectangular in shape. This axehead was found in Belfast.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 4.8 x W (of blade) 3.2
HCA 275
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. A broad ridge runs horizontally around the axe. The blade is slightly splayed with the mouth being damaged, it is uneven and higher on one face than the other. This axehead was found in Belfast, Co Down, Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 8.2 x W (of blade) 5.2
HCA 276
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop which is damaged. It has a splayed cutting edge and an outward curved thickening of the mouth. The mouth is slightly oval. This axehead was found in Glenarm, Co. Antrim,Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.4 x W (of cutting edge) 5.4
HCA 277
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. The cutting edge is slightly splayed. There is a slight lip on the mouth of the socket which is slightly bevelled. The surface of the axe is criss-crossed by a series of parallel scratches with vertical scratches appearing on the cutting edge. The axehead was found in Comber, Co. Down, Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 9.8 x W (of blade) 6.5
HCA 278
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. The cutting edge is splayed but blunted and worn. The mouth is oval with the internal lip being damaged and turned inwards. The axehead was found in Slidderyford, Co. Down.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 6.5 x W (of blade) 4.8
HCA 279
Tool / implement
A socketed bronze axehead with one loop. It has an oval mouth thickening outwards and a narrow ridge running vertically above the top of the loop. A number of vertical ridges run from this ridge on one face. The cutting edge is splayed. The axehead was found near Cork, Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 6.2 x W (of blade) 5.3
HCA 280
Tool / implement
A bronze socket axehead with one loop. It has an oval mouth which is slightly damaged eternally. There is a narrow ridge running horizontally around the axe and two vertical ridges running down the side at the opposite side to the loop. The cutting edge is splayed but flattened at the edges. The axehead was found in Kilgully, Co. Cork.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 5.8 x W (of blade) 4.8
HCA 281
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a splayed cutting edge. The mouth is oval and there is a slight outward thickening. This axehead was found a mile from Battery on the Larne Road, Co. Antrim.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 12 x W (of blade) 5.3
HCA 282
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a deep collar which is splayed outward at the mouth. There are two slightly flattened panels one on each side of each face. These run from below the collar to the edge of the blade. The blade edge is badly damaged. This axehead was found in Dundrum, Co. Louth.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 9.2 x W (of blade) 6.9
HCA 283
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a slightly oval mouth with a rim and a splayed cutting edge. This axehead was found in Limerick, Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 5 x W (of blade) 3.8
HCA 284
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a slightly splayed rim and the mouth has an outward projecting rim. Found at Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.3 x W (of blade) 4.9
HCA 285
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. There is a ridge just above the loop with the rim badly damaged. The cutting edge is splayed and also damaged. This axehead was found as part of a hoard in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.



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Axehead (fragment)
Axehead (fragment)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 2.3 x W (of cutting edge) 5.7
HCA 286
Tool / implement
A socketed axehead fragment (blade end) in bronze with a slightly splayed cutting edge. This axehead was found as part of a hoard in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.



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Socketed axe
Socketed axe
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.8 x W (of blade) 5.3
HCA 287
Tool / implement
A socketed bronze axehead with one loop. It has an oval mouth and a raised ridge decorates the rim. There are three parallel incised ridges decorating the neck. This axehead was found in Co. Armagh.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) : 5.6 x W (of blade) 4.5
HCA 288
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with a collar, an oval mouth and flattened sides. It has a deeply splayed cutting edge. This axehead was found one mile from Clough Bog, Co Armagh.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.4 x W (of blade) 6.2
HCA 289
Tool / implement
An Irish bronze socketed axehead with one loop and a slightly splayed cutting edge which shows some damage. Just above the loop there is a ridge which runs around the axehead. The axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 6.8 x W (of blade) 4.8
HCA 290
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a splayed cutting edge and an oval mouth turning outwards.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 5.8 x W (of blade) 4.2
HCA 291
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a splayed cutting edge and an oval mouth. The rim and part of the face are damaged with a V-shaped piece missing on one side. The axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.4 x W (of blade) 6.3
HCA 292
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a splayed cutting edge with a slightly turned out rim. The axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 6 x W (of blade) 5.8
HCA 293
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a splayed cutting edge and outward thickening of the mouth which is oval-shaped. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 8.5 x W (of blade) 5.8
HCA 294
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop now broken. There are ridges on each face creating a panel effect on the surface. There is a ridge just above the loop, creating a collar effect. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 8.6 x W (of blade) 6.7
HCA 295
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a splayed blade and a raised band running around the neck. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.5 x W (of blade) 5
HCA 296
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has an oval mouth which shows outward thickening. A raised ridge runs around the neck just above the loop. The faces have ridges at the sides giving the effect of panels and the blade has a splayed cutting edge. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.4 x W (of blade) 3.7
HCA 297
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has parallel sides and a splayed cutting edge. The axe has a collar with the rim turning inwards. The mouth is almost square. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11 x W (of blade) 6.5
HCA 298
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a collar which slopes outwards just below the collar there is a series of five parallel ridges which run all the way a round the axe. The cutting edge is splayed and damaged. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 8.6 x W (of cutting edge) 6.5
HCA 299
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop.



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Small socketed axe
Small socketed axe
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 3.9
HCA 300
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It is small with a curved cutting edge. There is a thickening of the external surface of the mouth to produce a collar effect and a ridge is picked out just above the hafting loop.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.1 x W (of blade) 4.9; Diam. (of socket, int.) 2.9 x 2.5 (of socket, ext.) 3.4 x 3
HCA 301
Tool / implement
A socketed axehead in bronze with one loop. It has a slightly splayed blade and a narrow rim which is slightly damaged.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 9.25 x W (of blade) 7.5
HCA 302
Tool / implement
A socketed bronze axehead with one loop. It has a broad rim and a splayed cutting edge which is now damaged. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 6.7, (of blade) 3.7
HCA 303
Tool / implement
A socketed bronze axehead with one loop. The rim is badly damaged and there is a horizontal ridge just above the hafting loop. It has a splayed cutting edge which is also damaged.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.2 x W (of cutting edge) 4.1
HCA 304
Tool / implement
A socketed bronze axehead with one loop. It has a collar and flattened ridges at each side of the faces giving the effect of panels. There is a splayed cutting edge which is damaged. The mouth shape is oval.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.8 x W (of cutting edge) 5.9
HCA 305
Tool / implement
A socketed bronze axehead with one loop. It has straight sides and a splayed cutting edge. The collar is broad with a raised ridge just above the loop. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 9.1; Diam. (of blade) 5.4
HCA 306
Tool / implement
A socketed bronze axehead with one loop. It has a widely splayed cutting edge and a broad rim. The neck is decorated with four raised ridges. This axehead was found in Taunton, Somerset, UK.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.6 x W (of cutting edge) 6.1
HCA 307
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. A splayed cutting edge with the mouth having an out-turned lip. The faces have three raised parallel vertical ridges on each side.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.75 x W (of blade) 5.25; Diam. (of mouth, int.) 2.7, (of mouth, ext.) 3.75
HCA 308
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a mouth with an out-turned lip with the internal plan of the mouth being almost square in section causing the socket to be four-sided, converging to form the splayed cutting edge. This is slightly bevelled. Each face has three raised vertical ridges.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 5.8 x W (of blade) 3.9
HCA 309
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has an oval mouth with an out-turned rim. There is a raised rim running vertically around the neck of the axehead. The cutting edge is only slightly splayed. Each face has five raised vertically ridges. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.3 x W (of cutting edge) 4.2
HCA 310
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has an out-turned rim and a slightly splayed cutting edge. There is a series of vertical ridges running down both faces ending about three-quarters of the way down each face. This axehead was found in Ireland.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 4 x W (of cutting edge) 2.6
HCA 311
Tool / implement
A bronze, socketed axehead portion with one loop now damaged. It has a splayed cutting edge and the mouth and part of one of the faces is missing.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 6 x W (of cutting edge) 5
HCA 312
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead portion. The top part of the axe head is missing with the bottom end of the loop being present. The axe has a splayed cutting edge.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 5.2, (of blade) 4.5
HCA 313
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead, the blade portion only being present. The cutting edge is slightly splayed.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 2.7 x W 2.4
HCA 314
Tool / implement
A bronze axehead fragment. It is part of a the rim of a socketed axe showing two raised ridges.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 2.5 x W 2.2
HCA 315
Tool / implement
A bronze axehead fragment. It is part of the neck section of a socketed axe with the neck showing part of a raised rim.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 1.9 x W 2.7
HCA 316
Tool / implement
A bronze axehead fragment, it is from the neck section of a socketed axe. It has bands of decoration.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 8.6 x W (of cutting edge) 4.1
HCA 317
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a broad rim and a raised ridge just above the loop. The cutting edge of the blade is splayed and is damaged on one side. English, Suffolk.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.4 x W (of cutting edge) 4.9
HCA 318
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It is faceted with an almost circular mouth and a octagonal cross-section. It has a narrow rim and a ridge running around the axe just above the loop. It has a splayed cutting edge which is damaged on one side. English, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.6 x W (of cutting edge) 3.9
HCA 319
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a thick rim which is bevelled in places with two raised ridges running around the neck, above and at the same level as the top of the loop. One face has two circular raised panels just underneath the raised neck ridge. The blade is splayed and damaged at one side. English, Egham, Surrey.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 5.9 x W (of cutting edge) 3.4
HCA 320
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a rounded rim and a rounded cutting edge. English, Brandon, Suffolk.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 8.5 x W (of cutting edge) 4.5
HCA 321
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a narrow rim turning outwards and a narrow raised rim running around the neck at the same level as the top of the loop. There are raised vertical ridges running down both faces and a slightly splayed cutting edge. English, Stretton-on-Fosse.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 5.5 x W (of blade) 3.3; Diam. (of socket, int.) 2.1 x 1.6, (of socket, ext.) 3.1 x 2.1
HCA 322
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a flat collar parallel sides and a slightly splayed cutting edge. Scottish, Glenluce.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 9.5 x W (of blade) c.4
HCA 323
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a rounded collar with two raised, circular panels under the collar on both faces. It has a splayed cutting edge. Find spot: Hungary.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.8, (of blade) 6.1
HCA 324
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed axehead with one loop. It has a shoulder and two decorative bands at the neck. The blade is rounded.



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Waster
Waster
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 2.9 x L 5.1
HCA 325
Production / replication
A bronze waster, a piece left over from metal-working. It is wider and oval-shaped at one end and narrows in at the other end.



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Waster
Waster
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 3.1 x L 4.7
HCA 326
Production / replication
A bronze waster, a piece left over from metal-working. It is roughly oval-shaped at one end and narrowing at the other end.



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Waster
Waster
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 3.35 x W (max.) 3.1
HCA 327
Production / replication
A bronze waster, a piece left over from metal-working. it is curved outwards at one end.



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Ferrule (spear)
Ferrule (spear)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L. c.18; Diam. (of socket) 1.9
HCA 328
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spear ferrule, it is tubular in shape and tapers towards a rounded point at one end. At the mouth there are two raised ridges and a rivet hole on either side. It was found in Co. Antrim, Ireland.



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Ferrule (spear)
Ferrule (spear)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 12; Diam. (at mouth) 3, (at end) 0.8
HCA 329
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spear ferrule it is tubular tapering to a rounded point at one end. It has a broad flat rim.



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Spearhead or javelin head
Spearhead or javelin head
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.15, (of blade) 8.5
HCA 330
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with two loops on the socket. It is lozenge-shaped with a median ridge on both faces and running partially down the socket. This spearhead was found in Co.Antrim, Ireland



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 14 x W (of blade) 3.3; Diam. (of socket) 1.5
HCA 331
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with two side loops on the socket. It is lozenge-shaped with a median rid on both faces flattening out towards the tip. The median rib continues the socket partially.



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Basal-looped spearhead
Basal-looped spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 9.4
HCA 332
Arms / armour
A bronze, socketed spearhead or javelinhead with two loops set inside the blade. It is lozenge-shaped with a median rib on both faces. ?Irish.



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Kite-shaped spearhead
Kite-shaped spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 8.2
HCA 333
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with two side loops. It has a long socket which is damaged and a lozenge-shaped blade with a median rib which runs onto the socket. ?Irish.



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Kite-shaped Spearhead
Kite-shaped Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 12
HCA 334
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead or javelinhead with two side loops. It has a long socket with the loops near the leaf-shaped blade. This spearhead was found in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Ireland.



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Spearhead with lunate openings in blade
Spearhead with lunate openings in blade
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
; W (of blade) 3.6
HCA 335
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead or javelinhead which originally had two side loops on the socket. One of the side loops is only partially present. It has a leaf-shaped blade which is damaged at the edges.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 29.6, (of blade) 23.5
HCA 336
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with an openwork, leaf-shaped blade. The top of the socket and the blade are damaged.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.29
HCA 337
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with an openwork blade. The tip of the blade is missing and the edges are corroded. There are two holes on the butt near the blade.



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Spearhead or javelin head
Spearhead or javelin head
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 12.8, (of blade) 9.3
HCA 338
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade. It has two raised ridges on the blade which converge and flatten towards the point. There are two holes in the socket near the blade. Find spot: near Lahinch, Co Clare, Ireland.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 15.2, (of blade) 10.3; Diam. (of socket) 1.9 x 1.7
HCA 339
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with lunate-shaped blade. There is a median ridge on the blade section of the socket which flattens out with the socket near the tip. There is a perforation on either side of the socket with a little hole just above one perforation.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.47
HCA 340
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a long narrow pointed blade which is rounded at the socket end. There is a median rib on both faces. A small portion of the socket is broken.



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Spearhead (portion)
Spearhead (portion)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 14.1 x W (max.) 2.3, (min.) 0.7
HCA 341
Arms / armour
A portion of a bronze socketed spearhead, part of the blade and socket remain. The spearhead was found in Ireland.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.45, (of blade) 34.5
HCA 342
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade and two holes in the socket. This spearhead was found at Portora Ford, Co. Fermanagh.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 35.2, (of blade) 33
HCA 343
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade and two perforations in the socket near the blade. The edge of the blade is damaged. This spearhead was found in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 32.4, (of blade) 24.5
HCA 344
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade and two perforations in the socket near the base.



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Leaf-shaped spearhead
Leaf-shaped spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 21, (of blade) 14.3
HCA 345
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade. It has two large perforations near the base of the socket and one small hole. There is also a small hole on the socket near the blade. This spearhead was found in Co. Antrim.



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Spearhead (portion)
Spearhead (portion)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 15
HCA 346
Arms / armour
A portion of a bronze socketed spearhead. The blade portion is present, there is an uneven break across the blade before the butt. The edges of the blade are damaged. This spearhead was found in Ireland.



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Spearhead or javelin head
Spearhead or javelin head
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 17.9, (of blade) 14.2
HCA 347
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade with the point missing. The socket has two perforations near the blade. This spearhead was found at Lough Oughter, Co. Cavan.



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Spearhead or javelin head
Spearhead or javelin head
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.8 x W (max.) 3.1, (min.) 0.9
HCA 348
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade with the point missing. There are two perforations on either side of the socket near the blade with one of the perforations being damaged. Find spot: Ballintog, Co Sligo, Ireland.



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Spearhead (portion)
Spearhead (portion)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10
HCA 349
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead portion. The socket and a portion of the blade is present.



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Spearhead or javelin head
Spearhead or javelin head
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 13.1, (of blade) 8.2
HCA 350
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a narrow blade. The socket has been damaged, there is one hole just below the blade.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 14, (of blade) c.9.9
HCA 351
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade and two perforations just below the blade.



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Spearhead or javelin head
Spearhead or javelin head
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.2, (of blade) 6.6
HCA 352
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade and two perforations on either side of the socket near the mouth.Find spot: 1 mile from Clough Bog, Co Armagh, Ireland.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 9 x W (max.) 2.3
HCA 353
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade and two perforations on either side of the socket. Find spot: Raphoe, Co Donegal.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 8.1, (of blade) 5.5
HCA 354
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade and two perforations in the socket.



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Spearhead or javelin head
Spearhead or javelin head
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 6.9 x W (of blade) 3.8
HCA 355
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a broad socket with three raised ridges decorating the collar. The blade has a rounded point. The collar has been damaged with one rivet hole surviving. Find spot:Co Down, Ireland



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Spearhead or javelin head
Spearhead or javelin head
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c. 15.5, (of blade) 10
HCA 356
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade. The socket is decorated with bands of incised line decoration and it is perforated with two holes. Find spot: Clones, Co Monaghan,Ireland



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Spearhead or javelin head
Spearhead or javelin head
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.35
HCA 357
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade and a median rib on both faces and some circular decoration. There are three rivet holes in the collar and the remains of a fourth.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 25.3 x W (max.) 3.9, (min.) 0.6
HCA 358
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead. It is decorated and the mouth of the socket is damaged.



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Spearhead
Spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.24.5
HCA 359
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead. The blade is a pointed leaf shape with pronounced shoulders at the socket end. The socket is perforated with a hole on either side.



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Early socketed spearhead
Early socketed spearhead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 13.2
HCA 360
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed spearhead with a kite-shaped blade and a median rib. The socket has a collar but is damaged on one side. The point of the blade is missing.



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Dagger
Dagger
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 11.3 x W (max.) 4.7, (min.) 0.7
HCA 361
Arms / armour
A flat bronze dagger, triangular in shape with a rounded butt which has three rivet holes, one of which is damaged. There is a series of parallel grooves at the edges.



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Dagger
Dagger
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.19 x W (max.) 6.1
HCA 362
Arms / armour
A flat bronze dagger with a triangular-shaped blade. The blade is decorated with two sets of parallel lines, following the line of the blade and meeting at a point near the tip of the blade. There are four rivet holes at the base. This dagger was found in Ireland.



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Dagger
Dagger
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 14.4 x W (max.) 5.5
HCA 363
Arms / armour
A flat bronze dagger with a tongue-shaped blade with a flattened tip. It has a rounded butt with three rivet holes.



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Dagger
Dagger
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 30.5 x W (max.) 6.4
HCA 364
Arms / armour
A bronze dagger with a slender blade with a curved outline, expanding in a gentle curve from point to butt. The hafting end is damaged. The faces have a series of curved incised lines which meet at a point about midway down the blade at both sides.



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Dagger (dirk)
Dagger (dirk)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.22 x W (max.) 4.7
HCA 365
Arms / armour
A bronze dagger or dirk a slender blade with a rounded midrib and a rounded butt with two rivet holes. Find spot: Thames Kingston, England



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Dagger (dirk)
Dagger (dirk)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.25.5 x W (max.) 4.9
HCA 366
Arms / armour
A bronze dagger or dirk with a slender blade and a rounded midrib. It has a trapezoidal butt with two rivet holes. Find spot: Clane Castle, Co Kildare, Ireland



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Dagger
Dagger
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.19.5
HCA 367
Arms / armour
A bronze dagger or dirk with a rounded blade with bevelled edges. It has a slightly flattened centre section with a vertical ridge on the butt which widens out on the blade. The butt is wider than the blade with arm-like projections with small notches near the blade and larger semi-circular notches on top of the arms and forming part of a tang.



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John Hunts letter-opener / Dagger
John Hunts letter-opener / Dagger
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 24 x W (max.) 5.5
HCA 368
Arms / armour
A dagger with probably an original blade, which is narrow with gently curving sides. The hilt, which is probably 19th or 20th century, is faceted and decorated with herring-bone, zigzag and dog-tooth ornament. There are five fake rivet heads on each face.



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Knife
Knife
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.46.5 x W (max.) 3.75
HCA 369
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed knife with a decorated wooden handle. It has a long narrow blade with two incised lines, one running down each side parallel to the blade and meeting at a point near the tip. The socket narrows to a pronounced shoulder. The wooden handle is decorated at the base with down turned triangles. Find spot: Bog of Glenbush, 1900



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Sword
Sword
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 76.5 x W (max.) 4.6
HCA 370
Arms / armour
A bronze sword with a very long slender blade which is slightly leaf-shaped. The blade edges are slightly damaged. The hilt is rounded and decorated with incised lines. The hilt has six rivet holes, three on each side. The handle is missing.



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Sword
Sword
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Handle: H 21.4 x W (max.) 6; Middle: H 11.3 x W 3.7; Top: H 28 x W 3.9
HCA 371
Arms / armour
A bronze sword, in three pieces, it is flange-hilted with a leaf-shaped blade and V-shaped shoulders. There are two rivet holes on the shoulder and a further two which are closed up.



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Sword
Sword
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 53.3 x W (max.) 4.9
HCA 372
Arms / armour
A flange-hilted bronze sword with a leaf-shaped blade. The shoulders are V-shaped and there are eight rivet holes on the shoulders and tang. This sword was found near Clough, Co. Antrim, Ireland.



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Sword
Sword
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 54.4 x W (max.) 4.7
HCA 373
Arms / armour
A bronze flange-hilted sword with V-shaped shoulders. There are four rivet holes on the shoulders, two on each side, and two on the hilt. The blade tapers in after the shoulders and then broadens out again towards the tip. The tip is missing.



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Sword
Sword
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 16.9 x W (max.) 3.7
HCA 374
Arms / armour
A bronze sword hilt and part of the blade. The hilt has V-shaped shoulders and seven rivet holes, two on either side of the shoulders and three on the upper part of the hilt.



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Sword
Sword
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.69 x W (max.) 4.8
HCA 375
Arms / armour
A bronze leaf-shaped sword, it has V-shaped shoulders with the hilt above the shoulders being tapered at both ends and the end of the tang being broken off. The hilt has nine rivet holes and incised lines on the blade on both faces.



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Sword
Sword
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 73.5 x W (max.) 6
HCA 376
Arms / armour
A bronze sword with the hilt having a straight top and sides, it then tapers in and expands out again to a rounded middle section and tapering in again above the shoulders. The shoulders are V-shaped with four rivet holes. The blades are decorated with four incised lines meeting at a point and the tip is rounded.



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Sword
Sword
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 2.8 x W (max.) 3.5
HCA 377
Arms / armour
A bronze sword fragment, part of the blade, with traces of a midrib and a ricasso.



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Chape
Chape
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
A: L 4.3 x W 1.9; B: L 3.3 x W 1.8; C: L 4.2 x W 2.8; D: L 4.2 x W 2.3
HCA 378
Component
Four bronze fragments from a chape (A-D).



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Chape
Chape
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
A: L 4; B: L 5 x W (max.) 4.5; C: L (max.) c.3.5; D: L 5.3 x W (max.) 1.8
HCA 379
Component
Four bronze fragments from a chape (A-D). The pieces have a midrib.



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Chape
Chape
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
A: L 4.3 x W 2.5; B: L 2.5 x W 1.5; C: L 3.5 x W 1.5; D: L 4.4 x W 3; E: L 6 x W 1.9; F: L 3.2 x W 2.5
HCA 380
Component
Six fragments from a bronze chape (A-F), some of the pieces have a midrib.



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Chape
Chape
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
A: L 5.7; B: L 6.4; C: L 5
HCA 381
Component
Three pieces from a chape in bronze with one piece being from mouth of the chape (A-C).



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Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
A: L 3.5 x W 1.6; B: L 4.4 x W 1.4; C: L 2.4 x W 2; D: L 2 x W 2.5; E: L 3.1 x W 2.4; F: L 1.9 x W 2; G: L 2.5 x W 2.3; H: L 3.4 x W 1.8; I: L 2.9 x W 2.8; J: L 3.4 x W 2; K: L 3.8 x W 1.7; L: L 2.4 x W 3; M: L 2.8 x W 1.1
HCA 382
Artefact
Fifteen bronze weapon or tool fragments (A-M), possibly from a metal-workers hoard. All the pieces have evidence of ribs.



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Chape
Chape
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
A: L 3.8 x W 2; B: L 2.2 x W 2.1
HCA 383
Component
Two fragments in bronze (A-B), perhaps from a chape, the pieces are irregular in shape with one piece being pierced with a hole.



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Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
A: L 4.7 x W 2.3; B: L 3 x W 2.8; C: L 3.1 x W 2.8
HCA 384
Artefact
Three weapon / tool fragments in bronze (A-C). They may be from a metal-workers hoard.



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Chape
Chape
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Largest: L 3.4 x W 2.9; Smallest: L 2.3 x W 2.2
HCA 385
Component
Five bronze fragments perhaps from a chape (A-E).



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Wasters (4 no.)
Wasters (4 no.)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
A: L 4.1 x W 2.3; B: L 2.4 x W 1.9; C: L 3.2 x W 4; D: L 2.3 x W 2.3
HCA 386
Production / replication
Four bronze wasters (A-D), pieces left over from metal-working.



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Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.9 x W 1.9
HCA 387
Artefact
A weapon or tool fragment in bronze. It is roughly rectangular in shape with a midrib.



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Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 4.9 x W 1.9
HCA 388
Artefact
A weapon or tool fragment in bronze. It is broader at one end and tapers in at the other end.



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Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 3.65 x W 1.8
HCA 389
Artefact
A weapon or tool fragment in bronze. It is roughly rectangular in shape with rounded sides and it is flattened on one face.



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Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 2.3 x W 1
HCA 390
Artefact
A tool or weapon fragment in bronze. It has flat faces and sides.



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Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Unidentified (fragments, of weapon or tool ?)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 8.4 x W (max.) 5.8, (min.) 1.0
HCA 391
Artefact
A weapon or tool fragment from a hoard. It is made of bronze and is roughly lozenge-shaped.Find spot: Mullingar, Co Westmeath



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Chape
Chape
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W (overall) c.21
HCA 392
Component
A bronze chape with a central socket and rounded base. It is winged with a boss on each end.



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Chisel
Chisel
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 5.3 x W (max.) 3.1
HCA 393
Tool / implement
A bronze tanged chisel, the tang is now missing, with a splayed cutting edge. The tang was rectangular in cross-section.



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Gouge
Gouge
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.2 x W (of cutting edge) 1.6
HCA 394
Tool / implement
A bronze socketed gouge.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 5.8; Diam. (of ring) 4 .9
HCA 395
Personal ornament
A late Bronze Age ring with opposed conical projections which are perforated. This ring was found in Boyle, Co. Roscommon,Ireland.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 3.75, (int) 1.55
HCA 396
Personal ornament
A solid bronze ring with opposing conical projections which are perforated.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 5.1, (int.) 3.9
HCA 397
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 4.9, (int.) 3.8
HCA 398
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 3.7, (int.) 2.5
HCA 399
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 3.3, (int.) 2.2
HCA 400
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 3.4, (int.) 2.1
HCA 401
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 3.2, (int.) 2.2
HCA 402
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 3, (int.) 1.9
HCA 403
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 3.05, (int.) 2
HCA 404
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 3, (int.) 2
HCA 405
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2.8, (int.) 2
HCA 406
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2.8, (int.) 1.9
HCA 407
Personal ornament
A bronze ring, which is irregular in shape, being flattened internally and bulging out in places externally.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2.8, (int.) 1.6
HCA 408
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 3.6, (int.) 2.45
HCA 409
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



  Archival information

   
Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2.7, (int.) 1.6
HCA 410
Personal ornament
A bronze ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2.5, (int.) 1.8
HCA 411
Personal ornament
A bronze ring with slightly flattened edges both internally and externally.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2.6, (int.) 1.8
HCA 412
Personal ornament
A bronze ring with flattened edges both internally and externally.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2, (int.) 1.1
HCA 413
Personal ornament
A bronze ring with slightly flattened edges internally.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2.6, (int.) 1.8
HCA 414
Personal ornament
A bronze ring with a flattened internal edge. The band is slightly thicker on one side.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. 1.1
HCA 415
Personal ornament
A bronze, bar-twisted ring which has been broken or has a piece cut out.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2.6, (int.) 2.1
HCA 416
Personal ornament
A bronze ring which has an internal flattened edge and is decorated with criss-cross lines.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2.3, (int.) 1.8
HCA 417
Personal ornament
A bronze ring with the band decorated with a series of broad and narrow ridges.



  Archival information

   
Ring (spiral)
Ring (spiral)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 2.4
HCA 418
Personal ornament
A bronze coiled ring with five coils. It is decorated with incised lines on the top and bottom coil.



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Granta Fen Torc
Granta Fen Torc
Metal -- Gold
L 110.5; Weight 120g
HCA 419
Personal ornament
A long, gold, bar-twisted torc with outward curved U terminals. The terminals are wider at the end and taper in at the neck. This torc was found with a cache of other objects of gold and bronze in 1850 in a bog at Granta Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK.



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Ring (1 of 3)
Ring (1 of 3)
Metal -- Gold
H 2.1 x W 1.9
HCA 420 A
Personal ornament
A gold penannular, bar-twisted ring. The open ring tapers in at both ends. This is the largest of a set of three.



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Ring (1 of 3)
Ring (1 of 3)
Metal -- Gold
H 1.8 x W 1.7
HCA 420 B
Personal ornament
A gold penannular, bar-twisted ring. The open ring tapers in at both ends. It is one of a set of three and is the second largest.



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Ring (1 of 3)
Ring (1 of 3)
Metal -- Gold
H 1.4 x W 1.4
HCA 420 C
Personal ornament
A gold penannular, bar-twisted ring. The open ring tapers in at both ends. This is the smallest of a set of three.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Gold
H 3.4 x W 3.4
HCA 421
Personal ornament
A bar-twisted gold penannular ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Gold
H 2.8 x W 2.6
HCA 422
Personal ornament
A bar-twisted gold penannular ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Gold
H 2.4 x W 2.1
HCA 423
Personal ornament
A bar-twisted gold penannular ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Gold
H 1.9 x W 1.3
HCA 424
Personal ornament
A bar-twisted gold penannular ring.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Gold
H 1.8 x W 1.6
HCA 425
Personal ornament
A gold bar-twisted ring with beaded wire effect.



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Ring (1 of 6)
Ring (1 of 6)
Metal -- Gold
Diam. (ext.) 1.5, (int.) 1.1
HCA 426 A
Personal ornament
A plain gold ring with flat edges, one of six. All are approximately the same size and none has any marks/engravings etc. The rings were found in Co. Cork.



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Ring (1 of 6)
Ring (1 of 6)
Metal -- Gold
Diam. (ext.) 2.5, (int.) 1.5
HCA 426 B
Personal ornament
A plain gold ring with flat edges, one of six. All are approximately the same size and none has any marks/engravings etc. The rings were found in Co. Cork.



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Ring (1 of 6)
Ring (1 of 6)
Metal -- Gold
Diam. (ext.) 2.5, (int.) 1.5
HCA 426 C
Personal ornament
A plain gold ring with flat edges, one of six. All are approximately the same size and none has any marks/engravings etc. The rings were found in Co. Cork.



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Ring (1 of 6)
Ring (1 of 6)
Metal -- Gold
Diam. (ext.) 2.5, (int.) 1.5
HCA 426 D
Personal ornament
A plain gold ring with flat edges, one of six. All are approximately the same size and none has any marks/engravings etc. The rings were found in Co. Cork.



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Ring (1 of 6)
Ring (1 of 6)
Metal -- Gold
Diam. (ext.) 2.5, (int.) 1.5
HCA 426 E
Personal ornament
A plain gold ring with flat edges, one of six. All are approximately the same size and none has any marks/engravings etc. The rings were found in Co. Cork.



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Ring (1 of 6)
Ring (1 of 6)
Metal -- Gold
Diam. (ext.) 2.5, (int.) 1.5
HCA 426 F
Personal ornament
A plain gold ring with flat edges, one of six. All are approximately the same size and none has any marks/engravings etc. The rings were found in Co. Cork.



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Ring (Hair ?)
Ring (Hair ?)
Metal -- Copper (gilded)
Diam. (ext.) 2.5
HCA 427
Personal ornament
A copper penannular ring covered in gold.



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Ring (Hair ?)
Ring (Hair ?)
Metal -- Copper (gilded)
Diam. (ext.) 1.6
HCA 428
Personal ornament
A copper penannular ring covered in gold.



  Archival information

   
Ring (Hair ?)
Ring (Hair ?)
Metal -- Copper (gilded)
Diam. (ext.) 1.3
HCA 429
Personal ornament
A copper penannular ring covered in gold.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Gold
H 1.7 x W 1.5
HCA 430
Personal ornament
A gold penannular ring with overlapping terminals.



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Ring
Ring
Metal -- Gold
H 2.7 x W 2.7
HCA 431
Personal ornament
A gold penannular ring with overlapping terminals.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H (max.) 7.6 x W 2.6
HCA 432
Personal ornament
A plain bronze bracelet with a concave inner surface and convex outer surface.



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Armlet
Armlet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 8 x W 8.5
HCA 433
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular armlet which is decorated with incised, curved lines on the outer surface.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 6.5 x W 5
HCA 434
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet which is decorated with semi-circles and fish scale motifs.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 7 x W 6.5
HCA 435
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet which is decorated with intermittent incised lines.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (max ext.) 10, (max. int.) 8.6
HCA 436
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet decorated with incised lines, bands and V-shapes.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H (max.) 8.3, (min.) 7 x W (max.) 7.6, (min.) 6.4
HCA 437
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet which is decorated with incised lines, bands and V-shapes.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 7.4, (int.) 5.8
HCA 438
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet which is decorated with bands arranged in groups of three.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 4.7, (int.) 3.6
HCA 439
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet which is knobbed all over. There is one terminal missing.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 7.7, (int.) 6
HCA 440
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet with all-over knobbed decoration.



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Knobbed bronze armlet
Knobbed bronze armlet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. 7.5
HCA 441
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet decorated with all-over knobbed decoration. It also has knobbed terminals.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 6.7, (int.) 5.8
HCA 442
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet, the band has a series of alternating broad and narrow lobes which are tapered at both ends. The broad lobes have flat ends and the narrow lobes have pointed ends.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 7.1; W (of gap) 1.3
HCA 443
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet with one curved terminal. The other terminal is missing.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 7.1; W (of gap) 1.3
HCA 444
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular bracelet with one coiled terminal.



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Bracelet
Bracelet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (max.) 7.2
HCA 445
Personal ornament
A bronze, coiled bracelet with one loop terminal and one spiral terminal.



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Anklet
Anklet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (max. ext.) 10.5
HCA 446
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular anklet which is decorated with bands of incised line decoration and circles. Possibly Austrian.



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Torc (neck ring)
Torc (neck ring)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext). 14.7; W (of gap) 10
HCA 447
Personal ornament
A bronze torc with outward curving terminals.



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Torc (neck ring)
Torc (neck ring)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 15.2; W (of gap) 8.3
HCA 448
Personal ornament
A bronze torc with outward curving terminals.



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Torc (neck ring)
Torc (neck ring)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (max. ext.) 15.5; W (of gap) 6.2
HCA 449
Personal ornament
A bronze torc with outward spiral terminals.



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Torc (neck ring)
Torc (neck ring)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (max. ext.) 18.5; W (of gap) 6.3
HCA 450
Personal ornament
A bronze torc (neck ring) with outward spiral terminals.



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Torc (neck ring)
Torc (neck ring)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 11.8; W (of gap) 1.5
HCA 451
Personal ornament
A bar-twisted torc (neck ring) with outward curved terminals.



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Neck-ring
Neck-ring
Metal -- Silver
Diam. 17.5
HCA 452
Personal ornament
A silver neck ring made up of woven strands and ending with knobbed terminals.



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neck ring
neck ring
Metal -- Silver
Diam. (ext.) 19.5; W (of gap) 2.5
HCA 453
Personal ornament
A plain, silver neck ring with one terminal coil-and-loop, the other terminal has a slight outward curve.



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Knobbed cast bronze torc
Knobbed cast bronze torc
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. 14.5
HCA 454
Personal ornament
An annular bronze torc (neck ring). It is decorated in front with a row of ornamented spheroid shapes and incised lines.



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Sickle
Sickle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W (max.) 16.8
HCA 455
Tool / implement
A bronze U-shaped sickle.



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Razor
Razor
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 12.5 x W 4.7
HCA 456
Tool / implement
A two-sided bronze razor with openwork decoration in the centre. It has a thin wavy handle.



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Bronze Age Shield/ The Antrim Shield
Bronze Age Shield/ The Antrim Shield
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. 65
HCA 457
Arms / armour
This circular shield is made of very thin sheet-bronze, evenly beaten to a thickness of less than 1 mm. It is skilfully and symmetrically decorated with 11 concentric repoussé ribs and 11 rows of low hemispherical bosses. A large, hollow central boss is stepped and of a rounded conical shape. Two neat circular perforations, replacing bosses in one row, held the rivets for suspension tabs, now missing. A central handle, on the back, is a stout C-sectioned strip of bronze, held in place by two rivets with heads indistinguishable from the decorative bosses. Six tears or holes represent damage from the rear; one irregular perforation represents damage from the front and it is unclear what might have caused this. Yetholm type. The find spot of the shield is unknown but it may have come from County Antrim.



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Ballyscullion Cauldron
Ballyscullion Cauldron
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 57; Diam. 57
HCA 458
Container; Culinary equipment
The body and rim of this cauldron are made from eight pieces of beaten bronze, each hammered to a thickness of about 1mm and riveted together. The horizontal rows of conical-headed rivets on the exterior are both functional and decorative. The handles are each made of four pieces of bronze: a cast circular ring of complex ribbed cross-section, a sheet-bronze ribbed and flanged U-shaped tube and two other sheet-bronze half-tubes riveted to the rim edges. The rim was strengthened by the attachment of eight vertical slender bronze stays riveted to the body exterior. All but one of these stays are broken. The interior of the base displays many small, irregular indentations, as if hit repeatedly by a hard object. This cauldron was found in 1880 in Ballyscullion, County Antrim.



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Unidentified (metal item)
Unidentified (metal item)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L c.15.2 x W c.6
HCA 459
Artefact
A riveted sheet-metal bronze strip. This is perhaps a fragment of a cauldron. Find spot: Lough Anna, Antrim.



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Cape Castle Bucket
Cape Castle Bucket
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 45.5 x W 36
HCA 460
Container
This bucket is Irish, and dates from early in the last millennium BC. It is made of riveted sheet-bronze with a tub-shaped lower piece, its concave base protected by a wheel-shaped base-plate. The upper portion is made of two sheets of bronze riveted together with flat-headed rivets. The neck is vertical with a rolled rim. The bucket has been much repaired on both base and body. The handles are lozenge-sectioned circular rings, which ride freely in ribbed staples (which may be replacements) riveted to the neck. A distinctive feature is the repoussé decoration on the upper body, a horizontal band of rows of low bosses on the shoulder with filled pendant triangles below. This bucket was found in Capecastle Bog, near Armoy, Co. Antrim.



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Bronze bowl
Bronze bowl
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
D c.8.6; Diam. (at top) c.15.1
HCA 461
Container
A bowl made from sheet bronze. It has a round bottom and the rim turns outwards. This bowl was found in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.



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Bronze hanging-bowl
Bronze hanging-bowl
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 6; Diam. (of bowl) 14.5
HCA 462
Container
A bronze hanging-bowl made from sheet-metal. It has a round bottom and a groove rim with an out-turned lip. There is a spiral decoration on one side.



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Bronze Y-shaped object
Bronze Y-shaped object
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (cast)
H 30.8 x W 5.15
HCA 463
Component
A bronze Y-shaped object probably part of a horse harness. It has a finely cast stem and a pair of prongs with separate hollow terminals cast on to ends. The stem terminal is elongated, waisted and had a rounded end.



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Bronze Y-shaped object
Bronze Y-shaped object
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (cast)
H 30.3
HCA 464
Component
A bronze Y-shaped object probably part of a horse harness. It has a finely cast stem and a pair of prongs with separate hollow terminals cast on the ends. The stem terminal is elongated, waisted and has a rounded end.



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Bronze Y-shaped object
Bronze Y-shaped object
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H c.25.5; W (int.) 14.5
HCA 465
Component
A bronze Y-shaped object probably part of a horse harness. It has a finely cast stem and a pair of prongs which are pierced at the ends. The stem has a knobbed terminal.



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Pendant (possibly stem)
Pendant (possibly stem)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 11.4
HCA 466
Personal ornament
A bronze stem or terminal which is waisted and rounded at the end probably part of a pendant or Y-shaped object.



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Stone cup
Stone cup
Stone
D (ext.) 10, (int.) 7.3 x H 5
HCA 467
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A stone cup with incised decoration on the rim and a handle on one side with a very small perforated opening. It may be a lamp. This bowl was found in Connor, Co. Antrim.



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Crucible (metal-working)
Crucible (metal-working)
Mineral -- Clay
W (max.) 4.8
HCA 468
Production / replication
A metal-working crucible in clay, some of the top of the bowl is missing.



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Ring or quern
Ring or quern
Stone
W 7.7 x D 4.8; Diam. 18
HCA 469
Tool / implement
A fragment of a stone quern.



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Line-sinker / weight
Line-sinker / weight
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 3.9, (int.) 0.2
HCA 470
Hunting equipment
A stone line-sinker, it is round with a central perforation.



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Ring
Ring
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 4.1 x 3.9, (int.) 1.9
HCA 471
Personal ornament
A stone ring with a large opening in the centre and flat edges internally and externally.



  Archival information

   
Ring
Ring
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 6.1, (int.) 2
HCA 472
Personal ornament
A stone ring with rounded edges.



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Line-sinker with Pater-incised cross
Line-sinker with Pater-incised cross
Stone
H 7
HCA 473
Hunting equipment
A line-sinker or weight made of stone. It has an off centre perforation and is incised with a Latin cross. Irish or Scottish (Stranraer).



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (of base) 4.2, (of hole) 0.4
HCA 474
Component
A stone spindle-whorl which is decorated with incised geometric motifs on the upper face and is flat and undecorated underneath.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (overall) 2.9, (of hole) 0.5
HCA 475
Component
A stone spindle-whorl which is domed on one face and flat underneath. It has a small central perforation and the upper face is decorated with an incised circle around the perforation and near the edge and six small circles.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Wood
Diam. 4.8
HCA 476
Component
A wooden spindle-whorl conical in shape and decorated on the sides. It has a central perforation.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 3.1, (int.) 0.9
HCA 477
Component
A stone spindle-whorl without decoration.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 4.7 x 4.6, (int.) 0.75
HCA 478
Component
A stone decorated spindle-whorl with four small circles arranged around the central perforation.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (overall) 3.5 x 3.1, (of hole) 0.8
HCA 479
Component
A stone spindle-whorl, it is rather flat and is decorated on one face with incised lines and circles.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 3.3, (int.) 0.8
HCA 480
Component
A stone spindle-whorl which is decorated on one face with two incised lines. It has an hourglass perforation and a slightly convex base.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 3.2, (int.) 1
HCA 481
Component
A stone spindle-whorl with a central perforation.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (overall) 3.4, (int.) 1
HCA 482
Component
A stone spindle-whorl with a central perforation with both faces being slightly flattened. There are some scratches on both surfaces.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 3, (int.) 0.9
HCA 483
Component
A stone spindle-whorl.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 3.1, (of hole) 0.9
HCA 484
Component
A stone spindle-whorl, flattened on both faces with the central perforation being irregular.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 4.1, (of hole) 1.1
HCA 485
Component
A stone spindle-whorl slightly flattened on both faces with a central perforation.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 3.7, (int.) 1
HCA 486
Component
A stone spindle-whorl rounded on top and flattened at the sides and base.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 4, (int.) 0.7
HCA 487
Component
A stone spindle-whorl slightly flattened on both faces.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (overall) 4.1, (of hole) 1.2
HCA 488
Component
A stone spindle-whorl flattened on both faces.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (ext.) 4.25, (int.) 0.7
HCA 489
Component
A stone spindle-whorl, black in colour, it is chipped and scratched on both faces.



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Spindle-whorl
Spindle-whorl
Stone
Diam. (overall) 5.2, (of hole) 0.7
HCA 490
Component
A stone spindle-whorl which is round and flattened.



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Spindle [wool spinning]
Spindle [wool spinning]
Wood
L (overall) c.15.7
HCA 491
Tool / implement
A wooden spindle which is curved and has a decorated head.



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Spindle [wool spinning]
Spindle [wool spinning]
Wood
L (overall) 18.8
HCA 492
Tool / implement
A polished wooden spindle which is tapered at the top then broadens out and then tapers in again towards a narrow point.



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Spindle [wool spinning]
Spindle [wool spinning]
Wood
L (overall) 15.8
HCA 493
Tool / implement
A wooden spindle which is tapered at the top, broadens out and then tapers in again to a point. The point is now broken off.



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Point
Point
Wood
L (overall) c.15.8
HCA 494
Tool / implement
A wooden point which is broad at one end and tapers to a point at the other.



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Gouge / Scoop
Gouge / Scoop
Animal -- Bone
L 13.6
HCA 495
Tool / implement
A bone gouge / scoop which is broad at one end and tapers in at the other end. There is a long rounded opening at the narrow end with the broad end having some damage at the back. The gouge/ scoop is hollow. This gouge/scoop was found at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



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Pin
Pin
Animal -- Bone
L (overall) c.22.7
HCA 496
Personal ornament
A bone pin, it is long and tapering towards the end with one of the edges of the pin being bevelled. Find spot: Crannog, Lough Anna,Co Donegal, Ireland



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Point
Point
Animal -- Bone
L 15.6 x W (max.) 2.2
HCA 497
Tool / implement
A bone point with a roughly rounded butt tapering to a point.



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Pin
Pin
Animal -- Bone
L (overall) 10.1 x W (max.) 1.9
HCA 498
Personal ornament
A small bone pin with a thick butt. The pin curves and tapers to a narrow, sharp point.



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Point
Point
Animal -- Bone
L (overall) c.12.5 x W (at base) 5.1
HCA 499
Tool / implement
A bone point with a flat base. The base has three perforations from which the pin radiates out. The pin is rounded and tapers to a point.



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Pin
Pin
Animal -- Bone -- Mammal bone -- Deer bone -- Antler
L (overall) c.15
HCA 500
Personal ornament
A antler pin which is slightly curved and has a decorated surface.



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Needle
Needle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 4.6
HCA 501
Tool / implement
A bronze needle portion with both the head and point broken off.



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Pin
Pin
Animal -- Bone
L 11
HCA 502
Personal ornament
A bone pin with a cone-shaped head. The pin tapers into a point.



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Pin
Pin
Animal -- Bone
L 8.3
HCA 503
Personal ornament
The upper portion of a bone pin, it has a crutch head.



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Brooch
Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 9.5 x W (each spiral) 4
HCA 504
Personal ornament
A bronze brooch of the spectacle type. It consists of thin strips of bronze coiled into two circular shapes with the strips twisted into a figure-of-eight between the circles. It has a bronze pin and two bronze loops at the back. Early Hallstatt style.



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Brooch
Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 14.6
HCA 505
Personal ornament
A bronze brooch of the spectacle type. It consists of two circular-shaped coils attached to a curved band with a pin and clasp at the back.



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Disc-brooch
Disc-brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. 3.7
HCA 506
Personal ornament
The bronze disc from a brooch of which the pin is missing. The disc is decorated with five incised circles and it has a central perforation.



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Brooch
Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 3.5 x W 1.9
HCA 507
Personal ornament
A bronze peacock brooch. The wing ends are decorated with incised circles and there is a fastener underneath but the pin is missing.



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Ball-type brooch
Ball-type brooch
Metal -- Silver
L 15.1; Diam. 5.9
HCA 508
Personal ornament
A silver brooch in a thistle pattern. This is an example of a ball-type penannular brooch, which would have functioned as a dress or cloak fastener. The brooch has a silver penannular ring and has two solid globular terminals with criss-cross brambled decoration (hence the term thistle brooch) and terminals with the decorated ring ends extending beyond them. The pin is fitted into a thistle head with an expanded vertical terminal. The upper shank of the pin is rounded but the lower section is square, ending in a point. It has been suggested that this brooch is a nineteenth-century reproduction. However, the details of its manufacture and the slightly misshapen state of the pin do not support such speculation.



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Zoomorphic Penannular Brooch
Zoomorphic Penannular Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze, Glass -- Enamel
Diam. (of ring) 4.9
HCA 509
Personal ornament
A bronze zoomorphic, penannular brooch with the terminals decorated with red enamel and a Maltese cross. Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.



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Brooch
Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze, Glass -- Enamel
L (of pin) 8; Diam. 4.2
HCA 510
Personal ornament
A bronze zoomorphic, penannular brooch with the terminals decorated with millefiori and red enamel. The ring is ribbed and the pin head is moulded.



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Brooch
Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. 7.1 x 7.2
HCA 511
Personal ornament
A bronze zoomorphic, penannular brooch with decorated terminals. These were probably inlaid with enamel. The pin is missing.The brooch was found in Co Cork.



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Brooch
Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (of pin) 6.9; Diam. 3.6
HCA 512
Personal ornament
A bronze, zoomorphic, penannular brooch. The expanded ring ends or terminals are decorated with enamel or sealing wax which appears to be modern. The back of the terminals are decorated with zigzag lines. The pin-head is barrel-shaped with the pin tapering to a point.



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Brooch
Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 10.4
HCA 513
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular brooch with decorated terminals.



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Brooch
Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 13.8
HCA 514
Personal ornament
A bronze penannular brooch with incised line decoration on the ring. The pin has a looped head.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 14
HCA 515
Personal ornament
A bronze pin of a penannular brooch. It has a rectangular head with gilt interlace and chip carving.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 14.3
HCA 516
Personal ornament
A bronze pin of an annular brooch. It has a kite-shaped head which is decorated with kerbschnitt ornament.



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Brooch
Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.5; Diam. (ext. of ring) 4
HCA 517
Personal ornament
A bronze brooch consisting of a large ring with a pin attached, part of the ring is broken off.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Silver, Glass -- Enamel
L (overall) 18.3, (of pin) 17
HCA 518
Personal ornament
A silver pin with a ring, decorated with incised lines. The pin has a polyhedral head with traces of enamel and the pin tapers to a rounded point.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Silver
L (overall) 24.8, (of pin) 23.2
HCA 519
Personal ornament
A silver pin with a twisted ring and ornate polyhedral pin head with circular depressions which once had settings.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (min.) 12.2, (max.) 17.2
HCA 520
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with the ring ornamented with incised line decoration. The lower shank of the pin is decorated with simple key decoration.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 14.3, (of pin) 13.1
HCA 521
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a decorated polyhedral head and a ring. The ring is decorated with groups of incised lines. The bottom of the shaft is also decorated. Irish.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy
L (min.) 12.2, (max.) 17.2
HCA 522
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a polyhedral head and a kidney ring. The ring and pin head is decorated with geometric decoration.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy
L (min.) 12.2, (max.) 17.2
HCA 523
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a polyhedral head and a ring. The pin head is decorated with incised line decoration.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 9.9
HCA 524
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a polyhedral head and a ring. The head is decorated with incised lines in a check pattern. The ring is also decorated with incised lines arranged in groups.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (of shaft) 11.2; Diam. (ext. of ring) 2
HCA 525
Personal ornament
A bronze pin, believed to be from the 8th/early 9th century. The ring is of cast bronze and is ornamented with three settings, one of which has traces of amber. An animal head projects from the lower setting with its snout perforated. The ring swivels freely in the simple looped-over head.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (of shaft) 17.2; Diam. (ext. of ring) 3.1
HCA 526
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a spiral ring threaded through a baluster-headed pin.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall of pin) 10.7
HCA 527
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a spiral ring threaded through a baluster-headed pin. The pin head is decorated.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (of shaft) 10.55; Diam. (ext. of ring) 2
HCA 528
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a plain ring with bridged or pivot-type ends which prevents the ring from revolving. The ring is held by a simple loop on the upper portion of the pin shank.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (of pin) 9.35
HCA 529
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a ring which is attached by a loop to the pin. The pin is tapered to a point which is slightly bent.



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Ringed pin
Ringed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze, Metal -- Silver
L (overall) 10.9, (of pin) 10.2
HCA 530
Personal ornament
A bronze or silver pin with a barrel head. The ring is kidney-shaped and is decorated with incised decoration resembling flowers.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 9.5
HCA 531
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with two ibex heads at the top. One of the heads is broken off. The pin is decorated with V-shaped lines on the lower shaft and a series of collars on the upper shaft leading to the head.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 9.4, (of shaft) 8
HCA 532
Personal ornament
A bronze, pseudo ibex-headed pin with a pin head of uniform thickness. The ring has three knobs and incised decoration on the back.



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Handpin
Handpin
Metal -- Copper alloy, Glass -- Enamel
L 16.75
HCA 533
Personal ornament
This type of dress pin is known as a handpin, its head resembling the palm of the hand with the fingers bent forward. The earliest handpins are of silver and are of relatively modest size. Examples in copper alloy, with elaborately decorated heads and exceptionally long pins, were made in Ireland into the sixth century. Most developed handpins have five fingers rather than three as here. In this example the head is a semi-circular plate with a circular perforation. It is capped by three projecting fingers and is fixed to a right-angled projection at the top of the shank. The head is decorated with a pattern of reserved metal against a background of red enamel. The design consists of a pair of inward-curving dodo heads springing from a central inverted U-shape. Found at Askeaton, Co. Limerick.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 22.2, (of shaft) 16.7
HCA 534
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a knobbed head and a square boss on the stem. Two thirds of the stem is decorated with rows of tiny peck-like marks. The boss is decorated with vertical ridges. Above the boss the pin is square in cross-section, below the boss the pin is also square but changes to a round cross-section as it approaches the point.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 8.8
HCA 535
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a conical head.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 7.5
HCA 536
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a flat cylindrical head. The bottom end of the shaft is bent.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 5.6
HCA 537
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a semi-spherical head. The pin tapers in after the head and then broadens out again after the end. The bottom of the pin is missing.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 9.9
HCA 538
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a semi-spherical head.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 12.2; Diam. (of head) 1
HCA 539
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a flat cylindrical head. The upper part of the shaft is decorated with zigzag lines.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.1
HCA 540
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with the shaft bent and the point turned up.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.9
HCA 541
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a bulbous head. The point is damaged.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 7.5
HCA 542
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with the head having three perforations.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.2
HCA 543
Personal ornament
A bronze pin, the head is small and perforated. The pin is bent.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7
HCA 544
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a small rounded head. The pin is bent.



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Point
Point
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 7.6
HCA 545
Tool / implement
A bronze point fragment, flat on one end and tapered at the other end.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 10.6
HCA 546
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a twisted shaft and the head missing.



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Pins (13 no.)
Pins (13 no.)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (max.) 6.9, (min.) 4.2
HCA 547
Religious / ritual equipment
Thirteen bronze shroud pins with coiled wire heads. The head of one is missing.



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Pins (6 no.)
Pins (6 no.)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (max.) 3.65, (min.) 2.8
HCA 548
Religious / ritual equipment
Six bronze shroud pins with coiled wire heads.



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Point
Point
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 3
HCA 549
Tool / implement
A bronze point fragment. It is flat on one end and tapering to a point at the other end.



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Pin and coil [of fibula ?]
Pin and coil [of fibula ?]
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 7
HCA 550
Personal ornament
A bronze pin and coil from a fibula.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W (max.) 7.6
HCA 551
Personal ornament
A bronze boat-shaped fibula with the pin missing. The centre is ribbed underneath and is decorated with linear decoration and a projecting knob at both sides. Both ends are decorated with incised lines. The tip of one end is spiralled and the other is folded flat. The pin is missing.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W (max.) 14.5
HCA 552
Personal ornament
A large bronze fibula with a large curved pin and an irregular-shaped knobbed bow. Northern Italian.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W (max.) 12.7
HCA 553
Personal ornament
A bronze boat-shaped fibula with the pin missing. It is spiralled at one end and folded over and flattened at the other end. North Italic, Navicella.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.1
HCA 554
Personal ornament
A bronze boat-shaped fibula with the pin missing. It is spiralled at one end and curved at the other end. North Italic, Navicella.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.6
HCA 555
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula with a straight pin and coiled spring. The bow is arched to about midway and then continues as a flattened projection turning up at the end. The arched part of the bow has incised line decoration.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 8.5
HCA 556
Personal ornament
A large bronze-shaped fibula. The bow is boat-shaped for about a third of its length and is decorated with rows of raised ridges. The boat shape is attached to a tapered bar. It has a spiral spring, a tapered pin and a large fastener.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 5.6
HCA 557
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula with an arched bow decorated with a central row of beading and a number of raised rings near the fastener. The spring has a wide T-bar.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 3.6
HCA 558
Personal ornament
A portion of a bronze fibula decorated with raised bands.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 8.6
HCA 559
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula with an arched bow flattening into a lipped clasp with a knobbed end.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.5
HCA 560
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula which is decorated. It is hedgehog-shaped with a straight pin and an arched bow which broadens and flattens out. It has an upturned clasp and a knob at the end.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6
HCA 561
Personal ornament
A bronze decorated fibula of irregular shape.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 9.6
HCA 562
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula with a pincer-type head. It has a straight pin and an arched bow. One of the faces is decorated with a row of V-shaped lines.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 5.7
HCA 563
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula with a straight pin and an a partially arched bow which ends in a straight decorated rod which is curved underneath to form the clasp. The hinge is a broad cylindrical-shaped rod ending in a knob at both ends.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.9 x W 6.3
HCA 564
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula with a broad coiled spring attached to a flattened loop. The bow is slightly arched and decorated with bands. It curves in underneath to form the clasp.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 7.2 x W 5.7
HCA 565
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula with a broad hinge with rounded terminals. The bow is partially arched and ends with a straight rod. It is decorated all over except for the curve. Germanic.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.5 x W 5
HCA 566
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula which may be gilded. It has a broad cylindrical hinge with knobbed terminals. The bow is partially arched and ends in a straight rod which curves underneath to form a clasp. Only part of the pin remains.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 4.4
HCA 567
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula with the bow having decorated tapering columns. The pin is curved.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 7
HCA 568
Personal ornament
A gilt bronze fibula with the bow partially arched and ending with a straight section decorated with a cross. The hinge is broad and has bud-shaped terminals at each end. There is a third terminal in the centre of the hinge which is also bud-shaped. The three terminals are decorated with incised circles and lines. Late Roman.



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Brooch
Brooch
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.4
HCA 569
Personal ornament
A bronze brooch, it is cruciform in shape and the pin is missing. South-east England, Anglo-Saxon.



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Fibula
Fibula
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 7.3
HCA 570
Personal ornament
A bronze fibula, the bow is partially arched and ends with a decorated rod which forms a loop. The pin is missing.



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Disc-headed pin
Disc-headed pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 6.3
HCA 571
Personal ornament
A bronze brooch pin with a swan neck and ending in a disc.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 9.2
HCA 572
Personal ornament
A bronze cup-headed pin with a ringed collar.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 11.9
HCA 573
Personal ornament
A bronze cup-headed pin. The pin has a curve on the upper shaft leading to the collared cup-shaped head.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 9.3
HCA 574
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a curved shaft close to the head. The head is small and cup-shaped with a small collar.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 10.6
HCA 575
Personal ornament
A bronze pin which has a spiral head and a figure-of-eight underneath this leads to a tapered shank.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 29
HCA 576
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a spheroid head and a ball-and-disc decoration on the collar. Hallstatt, possibly Austrian or Slovenian.



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Pin head
Pin head
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 4.6
HCA 577
Personal ornament
A bronze pin head decorated with a series of discs.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 14.3
HCA 578
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with an ornate baluster open-work head. The pin is curved at the end. Possibly Roman.



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Pin
Pin
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 16.3
HCA 579
Personal ornament
A bronze pin with a bird-head pin head. Possibly Hallstatt.



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Stylus
Stylus
Metal -- Iron
L 14.8
HCA 580
Communications equipment
An iron stylus which is decorated at the top and bottom with incised lines. It tapers to a sharp point at one end.



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Stylus
Stylus
Metal -- Iron
L 13.5
HCA 581
Communications equipment
An iron stylus which tapers to a sharp point.



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Stylus
Stylus
Metal
L 13.1
HCA 582
Communications equipment
A stylus with the shaft broading out towards the bottom before tapering to a point. The point is damaged.



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Stylus
Stylus
Metal -- Iron
L 13.2
HCA 583
Communications equipment
An iron stylus which is decorated near the top with incised lines. The shaft broadens out towards the end before tapering in to a sharp point.



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Stylus
Stylus
Metal -- Iron (possibly)
L 14.2
HCA 584
Communications equipment
A stylus with a broad body which tapers to a sharp point. It has a small tapering head.



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Stylus
Stylus
Metal -- Iron (possibly)
L 14.15
HCA 585
Communications equipment
A stylus which is decorated with incised lines near the top and towards the end. The shaft is slim but broadens out towards the end before tapering to a fine point.



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Stylus (probably)
Stylus (probably)
Metal -- Iron
L 11
HCA 586
Communications equipment
Possibly a stylus with a perforation near the top. The point is missing.



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Stylus
Stylus
Metal -- Iron
L 11.1
HCA 587
Communications equipment
A portion of a stylus in iron. The shaft tapers in and then broadens out.



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Stylus
Stylus
Metal -- Iron
L 14.4
HCA 588
Communications equipment
An iron stylus which is decorated with incised lines just below the top. The shaft is slim but it broaden out towards the end and then tapers to a point.



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Stylus
Stylus
Metal -- Iron (possibly)
L 11
HCA 589
Communications equipment
A stylus with a heart-shaped head. The shaft is slim but widens out towards the end before tapering in towards a point. The broad section is decorated with bands.



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Stylus
Stylus
Metal -- Iron (possibly)
L 12.5
HCA 590
Communications equipment
A stylus with a slim shaft which broadens out towards the end before tapering to a point which is slightly bent. The broad area is decorated with a band.



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Stylus (probably)
Stylus (probably)
Metal
L 13.2
HCA 591
Communications equipment
Probably a stylus with one looped end. The shaft is slim but then broadens out towards the end before tapering in to a fine point.



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Bone comb
Bone comb
Animal -- Bone
L 11.6
HCA 592
Toilet / cosmetic equipment
A bone comb with a single edge. It is decorated on both faces with criss-cross lines, parallel lines and circles.



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Toilet implement
Toilet implement
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 11.6
HCA 593
Toilet / cosmetic equipment
A bronze toilet implement which is flattened at one end and has a cylindrical stem and a shallow bowl at the other end.



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Toilet implement
Toilet implement
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 9.8
HCA 594
Toilet / cosmetic equipment
A bronze toilet implement with a knobbed top, a cylindrical handle and a scoop-shaped end.



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Mount
Mount
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 1; Diam. 2.5
HCA 595
Component
A bronze mount which is circular internally with six protrusions on its external surface.



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Mounts
Mounts
Metal
A: Diam. (int.) 1.2; B: Diam. (int.) 1.1; C: Diam. (int.) 1.4
HCA 596 A - C
Component
Three bronze mounts (A-C), they are cylindrical inside with rows of regular projections externally.



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Mount
Mount
Metal
L (overall) 1.8; Diam. (int. of socket) 2.35
HCA 597
Component
A bronze mount cylindrical in shape internally with rows of regular projections outside.



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Macehead
Macehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 2.2; Diam. (int. of socket) 3.1
HCA 598
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed macehead with eighteen spikes.



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Mount
Mount
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 2.9; Diam. (int. of rim) 2.8
HCA 599
Component
A socketed bronze mount with eighteen projections.



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Mount
Mount
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 3.2; Diam. (int. of one rim) 3.1, (int. of second rim) 3.2
HCA 600
Component
A bronze mount which is slightly tapered at one end. It has fifteen external projections.



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Mount
Mount
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. 4.6, (of hole) 1.5
HCA 601
Component
A bronze mount with a central ring and the exterior has uneven rounded projections.



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Macehead
Macehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 3; Diam. (of socket) 1.9
HCA 602
Arms / armour
A bronze macehead with rows of rounded spikes on the external surface.



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Macehead
Macehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 5.1; Diam. (of rim) 2.1
HCA 603
Arms / armour
A bronze macehead with twelve rounded spikes, which are decorated with incised lines.



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Macehead
Macehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 5 x W 6
HCA 604
Arms / armour
A bronze macehead with lozenge-shaped spikes over the entire surface. There is a shaft through the centre.



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Macehead
Macehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 3.9
HCA 605
Arms / armour
A bronze macehead with pointed spikes over the entire surface. One of the spikes is broken. There is a central shaft.



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Macehead
Macehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 4; Diam. (of socket) 2.4
HCA 606
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed macehead with nine spikes, some of which shows signs of wear.



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Macehead
Macehead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 3.85; Diam. (int. of socket) 2
HCA 607
Arms / armour
A bronze socketed macehead with eight spikes. There is damage to one edge.



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Tripartite bowl food vessel
Tripartite bowl food vessel
Mineral -- Clay
H 14; Diam. (external) 14.5, (at base) 9.5
HCA 608
Container
An early Bronze Age food vessel. The tripartite bowl is largely intact, with a bevelled rim with impressed comb decoration; its external surface is divided into three zones by two cordons or raised bands, decorated with triangular motifs. Either incised or comb-stamped lines decorate each zone. There are incised horizontal grooves immediately under the rim, with a band of vertical grooves below this. There is an area of vertical grooving in the middle of the vessel and horizontal comb-impressed lines on the lower section. There are lime accretions on the vessel surface. The bowl was found in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.



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Incised-groove vase or food vessel
Incised-groove vase or food vessel
Mineral -- Clay
H 12.5; Diam. (external) 14.1
HCA 609
Container
The vase has an angular profile and is decorated entirely with incised grooving. While a herring-bone motif rings the internal rim, the external decoration is zoned. There is a vertical ladder pattern on the rim/ neck, a band of alternate vertical and horizontal panels on the shoulder with a herring-bone design beneath, and the lower body has infilled chevron patterning with a herring-bone motif on the lower section. There is a circular hole in the base. This vessel was found in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.



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Cinerary urn
Cinerary urn
Ceramic -- Pottery
H (overall) 31; Diam (ext.) 35.5, (at base) 11.5
HCA 610
Religious / ritual equipment
A pottery cinerary urn from the Early Bronze Age. It has been reconstructed and many of the pieces are missing. The rim is decorated with a herring-bone pattern both inside and outside. This cinerary urn was found at Newtown, Caherconlish, Co. Limerick.



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Bead
Bead
Glass
Diam. 0.9
HCA 611
Personal ornament
A blue glass bead with a central perforation. It is similar to HCA 612.



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Bead
Bead
Glass
Diam. 0.9
HCA 612
Personal ornament
A blue glass bead with a central perforation. It is similar to HCA 611.



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Bead
Bead
Glass
L 1
HCA 613
Personal ornament
A blue glass bead which is oblong is shape.



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Bead
Bead
Stone or Ceramic
Diam. (ext.) 2.5, (int.) 1.1
HCA 614
Personal ornament
A stone or ceramic, brown bead. It has two opposing perforations through the edges of the ring.



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Key
Key
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 9.7
HCA 615
Miscellaneous equipment
A bronze key with a ring handle.



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Key
Key
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 11.8
HCA 616
Miscellaneous equipment
A bronze key on a hinge, now missing. The key handle is shaped like a pistol-barrel.



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Cashel Bell
Cashel Bell
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (cast)
H 30.2 x W 22.4 x D 21.2
HCA 617
Religious / ritual equipment
The Cashel Bell, which is a four-sided bell, is widest at the mouth and tapering towards the crown. The handle emerges from the crown in a semi-circular loop. The two gently curving faces are decorated with engraved crosses and all four faces are decorated with panels of a key pattern. The present handle is a 20th century replacement. This bell was found near Cashel in 1849.



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The Bell of Badoney
The Bell of Badoney
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 13.8 x W 8.5
HCA 618
Religious / ritual equipment
A bronze sanctuary bell from the ninth century known as the Bell of Badoney. Both front and back are widely splayed while the other sides are narrower. It has a small handle on top and the clapper is missing. The bell was found in a bog at Lower Badoney, Co. Tyrone, in 1856.



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Bell
Bell
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 15.2 x W (max) 13.3
HCA 619
Performance arts
A ninth century bronze bell which is four-sided and rounded at the edges. It is splayed at the mouth and tapers towards the crown. The handle is not original and the clapper is missing. The bell was found in Co. Meath.



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Bell
Bell
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 5.2 x W 15.4
HCA 620
Performance arts
A bronze bell from the ninth century with the handle being part of the body of the bell. The bell is four-sided, splayed at the mouth and tapering towards the crown. The clapper is missing. The bell was found in Co. Westmeath.



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Bell
Bell
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 30 x W (max) 18.5
HCA 621
Performance arts
A ninth century bronze bell in good condition with the clapper missing. It has slight damage to one side. The bell was found at Bray, Co. Wicklow.



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Bell
Bell
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 8.7 x W (max.) 6.4
HCA 622
Performance arts
A bronze bell which is four-sided and has an angular loop.



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Bronze bell
Bronze bell
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 17.5; Diam. 13.2
HCA 623
Religious / ritual equipment
A bronze bell which is circular and decorated in three zones with a pattern of acanthus leaves similar to that in stained glass and MSS of the period. The handle is a later addition and the clapper is missing.



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Bell
Bell
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 17.5; Diam. 13.2
HCA 624
Performance arts
A bronze bell which is decorated with a cross on one face and circular bosses around the rim.



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Bell
Bell
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 3.2 x W (max.) 3.1
HCA 625
Performance arts
A bronze bell which is damaged and the clapper is missing.



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Bell
Bell
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 3.65
HCA 626
Performance arts
A small bronze bell, perhaps for an animal. It is sub-spherical with a square loop and four holes in the body.



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The Antrim Cross
The Antrim Cross
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (cast), Glass -- Enamel
H 16.8 x W 16.4
HCA 627
Religious / ritual equipment
The Antrim Cross is a bronze cross with five equal arms. The cross has five pyramidal bosses each in the form of a truncated pyramid. The side of the pyramids are decorated with interlocking angular fields of yellow enamel, alternating with a similar-coloured design of an arrow within a truncated triangle. The pyramidal boss at the centre is taller and has angular enamelled panels on two of its four sides. The other two sides, back to back, differ in that they are decorated with an animal design, once fully enamelled between its raised outlines. The flat tops of the bosses are decorated with small squares of millefiori enamel. Rivet-holes in the separately cast base-plate show that this cross was attached to a flat surface, perhaps that of a house-shaped reliquary. The cross was found in County Antrim.



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Knife-sheath
Knife-sheath
Leather
L 20.5 x W (at mouth) 3
HCA 628
Tool / implement
A leather knife-sheath with embossed foliate decoration.



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Knife
Knife
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) c.21.5, (of handle) 9
HCA 629
Tool / implement
A bronze knife with an S-curved blade which is decorated. The handle is of twisted bronze ending in a loop.



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Knife
Knife
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 25.5
HCA 630
Tool / implement
A bronze knife with an S-curved blade and a small hollow handle which was probably inset with bone or wood. Possibly Mediterranean.



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Table knife
Table knife
Metal -- Iron
L (overall) 20
HCA 631
Tool / implement
A table knife in iron with an integral handle and blade. The top of the handle is rolled.



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Knife
Knife
Metal -- Iron, Metal -- Copper alloy -- Brass
L 21.8
HCA 632
Tool / implement
An iron knife with a wooden handle which is decorated on both edges and on the top with brass mounts.



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Knife
Knife
Metal -- Iron
L (overall) 9.7
HCA 633
Tool / implement
An iron knife with the blade broken near the hilt. It has a decorated wooden handle ending with a loop.



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Knife
Knife
Metal -- Iron
L 14.4
HCA 634
Tool / implement
An iron knife with an iron handle which ends in a decorated iron loop.



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Knife
Knife
Metal -- Iron (possibly)
L (overall) 13.2, (of handle) 3.5
HCA 635
Tool / implement
An knife possibly made of iron with an angled and curved blade, tapering to a point. It has a decorated wooden handle and a suspension loop. Possibly Roman.



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Knife-handle
Knife-handle
Animal -- Bone
L (overall) 13.7
HCA 636
Component
A handle from an knife in bone. It is decorated with incised lines and has a series of holes. Possibly Viking.



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Sword
Sword
Metal -- Iron
L (overall) 56.5 x W (max.) 7.9
HCA 637
Arms / armour
An iron sword with a short blade and a T-shape hilt.



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Axehead
Axehead
Metal -- Iron
L (overall) 17.5 x W (of cutting edge) 18
HCA 638
Tool / implement
An iron axehead with a widely splayed cutting edge.



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Hammer or pin
Hammer or pin
Metal -- Iron
L (overall) 12.2
HCA 639
Tool / implement
An iron hammer or hammer pin with a spiral decoration on the handle.



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Shears
Shears
Metal -- Iron
L 12.8
HCA 640
Tool / implement
An iron shears with a circular head which leads to two broad blades.



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Mount
Mount
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.4
HCA 641
Component
A bronze mount from a belt or a tag. It has an oval ring and a plate with three holes leading on to a rounded projection.



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Buckle (possibly)
Buckle (possibly)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 3.5
HCA 642
Costume
A bronze circular object, perhaps a belt, with central dividing strip.



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Belt-buckle
Belt-buckle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 4 x W 2.7
HCA 643
Costume
A bronze belt-buckle, roughly rectangular in shape with rounded sides and a central dividing strip.



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Belt-buckle
Belt-buckle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 3.8 x W 2.4
HCA 644
Costume
A bronze belt-buckle roughly rectangular in shape and rounded at both ends with projections at the corners. It has a central dividing strip.



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Belt-buckle
Belt-buckle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 4.85 x W 4.35
HCA 645
Costume
A bronze buckle-shaped like a double oval with a central dividing strip. One face is decorated with raised bands.



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Belt-buckle
Belt-buckle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 6 x W 4.2
HCA 646
Costume
A bronze belt-buckle which is basically a double oval with straight sides. One face is decorated.



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Buckle
Buckle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext.) 2.3, (int.) 1.3
HCA 647
Costume
A bronze buckle, rounded with a straight bar at one side. The buckle is decorated with incised lines. The buckle was found in Newbridge, Co Kildare, Ireland.



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Buckle
Buckle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 3.8
HCA 648
Costume
A bronze buckle, oval in shape with a forked end and a prong.



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Buckle
Buckle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. 1.8 x 1.6
HCA 649
Costume
A bronze buckle, oval in shape, but flattened on both sides with projections at the top and bottom of one straight side.



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Strap-link
Strap-link
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (extended) 3.4
HCA 650
Component
A well-patinated strap-link.



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Unidentified (strip of metal)
Unidentified (strip of metal)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L c.4.5
HCA 651
Artefact
A bronze strip of metal with a hole in centre.



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Unidentified (strip of metal)
Unidentified (strip of metal)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 7.3 x W 2.3
HCA 652
Artefact
A bronze strip of metal.



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Cheek-piece (horse-harness)
Cheek-piece (horse-harness)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W c.11 x H 9
HCA 653
Animal equipment
A bronze cheek-piece from a horse-harness. It has two openwork wings joined by a central loop. The loop has two metal straps attached to it.



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Cheek-piece (horse-harness)
Cheek-piece (horse-harness)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W c.12.8 x H 10.4
HCA 654
Animal equipment
A bronze cheek-piece from a horse-harness. It is V-shaped with the ends forming two wings with openwork decoration. There is a straight bar in the centre forming a loop from which two metal straps hang. The upper face is decorated with bands and circles.



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Cheek-piece (horse-harness): fragment
Cheek-piece (horse-harness): fragment
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W 3.5 x H 8.9
HCA 655
Animal equipment
A bronze decorated cheek-piece fragment from a horse-harness.



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Mount
Mount
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 6.2
HCA 656
Component
A mount, perhaps from a horse harness, which consists of a pair of conjoined rings in spectacle shape. It is decorated with Xs. Northern Italian.



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Rowel-spur
Rowel-spur
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W 6.8
HCA 657
Animal equipment
A bronze spur of the rowel type.



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Rowel-spur
Rowel-spur
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W 7.5
HCA 658
Animal equipment
A bronze spur of the rowel type.



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Rowel-spur
Rowel-spur
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W 9.1
HCA 659
Animal equipment
A bronze spur of the rowel type.



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Rowel-spur
Rowel-spur
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W 7.9
HCA 660
Animal equipment
A bronze spur of the rowel type. There is an attachment at the end of each prong which may be the strap end.



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Rowel-spur
Rowel-spur
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L c.14.5
HCA 661
Animal equipment
A bronze spur of the rowel type. It has a star-shaped rowel and one strap end is still attached.



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Phalera
Phalera
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. 22.3
HCA 662
Personal ornament
A bronze phalera, which is circular with twenty-five repoussé circles arranged around a central boss. Found at Toome Bridge, Co. Antrim, on the River Bann.



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Phalera
Phalera
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W c.4.5
HCA 663
Personal ornament
A bronze flower-shaped phalera.



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Chape
Chape
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (max.) 3.4 x 3.1
HCA 664
Component
A bronze chape end.



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Chape
Chape
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 3.9
HCA 665
Component
The end portion of a bronze chape. It has two perforations near the top.



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Chape
Chape
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 4.4
HCA 666
Component
A bronze chape from a dagger. It is decorated with an curvilinear motif.



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Sword-hilt
Sword-hilt
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 7.1 x W 5.6
HCA 667
Arms / armour
A portion of a sword hilt or chape in bronze.



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Chape (possibly)
Chape (possibly)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 3.3
HCA 668
Component
A bronze U-shaped object, flanged at both sides and with a knob on the curve end. It is perhaps a chape fragment.



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Unidentified (metal item)
Unidentified (metal item)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 3.2
HCA 669
Artefact
A piece of bronze forming an open ring at one end, narrowing in the centre and then widens out again to form three prongs. It is probably a decorative piece.



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Ring or Buckle
Ring or Buckle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 5.2 x W 4.1
HCA 670
Personal ornament
A bronze ring or buckle with a cross-like extension at one point.



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Unidentified (metal item)
Unidentified (metal item)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze (gilded)
L (max.) 6.5
HCA 671
Artefact
An ornamented piece of gilded bronze which is hinged. The outer section has eight projections, four of which end in rounded knobs. The other four projections form a cross shape and are decorated. In the centre there is a hinged section of four circular bosses arranged around a central square with a long tapering projection at one end. This may be a pendant from a horse harness.



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Chain mail
Chain mail
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
Diam. (ext. of one ring) 1.6
HCA 672
Arms / armour
Chain mail consisting of fourteen interlinked bronze rings.



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Chisel (possibly)
Chisel (possibly)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 15.1 x W (of cutting edge) 5.2
HCA 673
Tool / implement
A bronze chisel-like object with a wide blade tapering to a square butt end.



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Crossbow bolthead
Crossbow bolthead
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 2.9 x W 1
HCA 674
Arms / armour
A bronze bolt head from a crossbow, it has a circular base and is sharply pointed at the top.



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Unidentified (metal item)
Unidentified (metal item)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 8.5
HCA 675
Artefact
A bronze rod with a hook end and with decoration on the shaft. It may be from a hanging bowl.



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Handle
Handle
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
W c.27.5
HCA 676
Component
A bronze handle from a bucket or cauldron. The handle is decorated and it has looped ends. Possibly Byzantine.



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Skillet
Skillet
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L (overall) 36.8 x H 11; Diam. (of bowl) 19
HCA 677
Culinary equipment
A bronze skillet with a handle which is perforated at the end. The underside has a series of raised rings.



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Wine strainer
Wine strainer
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 27.3 x H 9.3; Diam. (ext.) 14
HCA 678
Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A strainer made from sheet-bronze with a long handle which ends in a semi-circular shape. The holes in the strainer are arranged in linear and circular patterns.



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Beaked flagon (oinochoe)
Beaked flagon (oinochoe)
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
H 24.5 x D (of base) 8.25
HCA 679
Container; Stimulant / narcotic equipment
A bronze Etruscan oinochoe or jug with an upward flanged spout, slightly tapered body and flattened foot. The rim has snake-headed terminals and the handle has foliate decoration at the base.



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Disc or washer
Disc or washer
Animal -- Bone
Diam. 2.9
HCA 680
Artefact
A polished bone disc with a central perforation. This is very similar to HCA 681.



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Disc or washer
Disc or washer
Animal -- Bone
Diam. 2.9
HCA 681
Artefact
A polished bone disc with a central perforation. This is very similar to HCA 680.



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Harp-peg
Harp-peg
Ivory (probably)
L (overall) 5.6
HCA 682
Performance arts
A peg for a harp, possibly in ivory. It is polished and tapers in at one end with a perforation.



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Whistle
Whistle
Animal -- Bone
L (overall) 9.7
HCA 683
Performance arts
A whistle, probably made of bone, which is hollowed at one end. It has three perforations, two on one side and one on the other.



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Ice-skate
Ice-skate
Animal -- Bone
L (overall) c.28.5 x W (max.) 4
HCA 684
Transport / carrier
A bone ice-skate which is flattened on one side. It has a tapered upturned head with two perforations, one on either side.



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Mould
Mould
Mineral -- Talc -- Steatite -- Soapstone
H 6.1 x W (at top) 5.9, (at base) 5.6
HCA 686
Production / replication
One valve of a soapstone mould with imprints for ring brooches on both sides. There is an ogham inscription on one edge.



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Mould
Mould
Metal -- Copper alloy -- Bronze
L 3.3 x W 2.3
HCA 687
Production / replication
One valve of a bronze mould. Possibly Roman. This mould was found in Co Dublin.



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Mould
Mould
Stone
L 8.4 x W 4.5
HCA 688
Production / replication
A stone mould with circular impressions. This may have been used for rings.



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Mould
Mould
Stone
L 8.2 x W 4.7
HCA 689
Production / replication
A stone mould for religious medals with an angel, crosses, medallions and an unknown item. Spanish or Italian.



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Mould
Mould
Stone -- Slate
L 10.3 x W 10.4
HCA 690
Production / replication
A slate mould with many designs.



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Mould
Mould
Stone
L 8.2 x W 4.7
HCA 691
Production / replication
A stone mould with two circular impressions, one of a male face and the other with many faces. There are iron nails in the stone on one side of the impressions and sockets for two more on the other side.



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Mould
Mould
Stone
W 3.4 x L 4.2
HCA 692
Production / repl