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Medieval 'Decorated' Lead Spindle Whorl Group 028171

Rare Medieval 'Decorated' Lead Spindle Whorl Group
Lead, 297 grams, 24-34 mm. 12th-15th century AD. A mixed group of cast spindle whorls comprising: one biconical with raised foliage design; one biconical with broad pelletted rim; one plano-convex with incised star and pellets design; one plano-convex with raised chevron design; two globular with lozenges to the rim; one plano-convex with raised radiating ribs. Very fine condition, rare types. Provenance: ex Penfold collection, discovered 'mudlarking' on Thames foreshore, 1970s-80s.
£225.00

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Medieval 'Decorated' Lead Spindle Whorl Group 028171
Medieval Dutch 'Bearded Knight' Stained Glass Window Panel 028133

Medieval Dutch 'Bearded Knight' Stained Glass Window Panel
Glass, 5.7 kg, 65 cm. 16th century AD. A large fragment of a Dutch stained glass window depicting in profile a bearded knight holding his sword; his face turned upwards; standing next to a building with patterned 'bricks'. Fragmentary but stable. Provenance: ex Private collection, south west England; acquired in the 1990s; by repute from a church in Rotterdam, damaged by bombing during world war II.
£750.00

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Medieval Dutch 'Bearded Knight' Stained Glass Window Panel 028133
Medieval 'Bird in Flight' Appliqué 024830

Medieval 'Bird in Flight' Appliqué
Copper-alloy, 5.11 grams, 21.60 mm. 13th-15th century AD. A cast aviform pendant and disc. The plaque is formed as a bird with spread wings, slightly domed chest and flat tail. The neck is a D-shaped stub, originally pierced and extending to a head. To the underside of the bird is attached a thin bronze Roman coin of 4th century AD date with central motif of a profile bust within a band of abraded text, used as a washer when . The attachment pin for the bird emerges within the outline of the bust and is flattened out. Reference: cf. aviform pendant reported to the PAS under reference NMS-282304. Fair condition. Provenance: from an important London collection; acquired in the late 1980s-1990s.
£35.00

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Medieval 'Bird in Flight' Appliqué 024830
Medieval 'Scrolled Finials' Mount 025774

Medieval 'Scrolled Finials' Mount
Gilt copper-alloy, 4.69 grams, 35.52 mm. 14th-16th century AD. A cast mount or terminal, square in section with split and returned ends. The upper face is gilded and the surface is ornamented with scrolled foliage detail. The lower end thickens to a trapezoidal block set at a shallow angle to the shank. Reference: cf. ornament suspension mounts in Read, B. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, Langport, 2001 items 391, 4007. Fine condition. Provenance: Property of a Sussex gentleman; acquired in the 1990s.

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Medieval 'Closed Type' Thimble 026785

Medieval 'Closed Type' Thimble
Copper-alloy, 14.61 grams, 24.82 mm. 16th century AD. A large cast thimble with textured surface. The body is bell-shaped with a spiral band of impressed triangular dimples. The mouth is provided with graduated bands, into the upper of which is impressed a trapezoidal maker's mark with an arrow or tribrach to the centre. Reference: Holmes, E.F. Sewing Thimbles Datasheet 9, Finds Research Group 700-1700, Norwich, 1988. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: found Cambridgeshire, UK.
£75.00

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Medieval 'Closed Type' Thimble 026785
Medieval 'Hinged' Mirror Case 026969

Medieval 'Hinged' Mirror Case
Copper-alloy, 13.53 grams, 42.25 mm. 14th century AD. A portable mirror comprising two hinged plaques, one with four curved bands of stamped ornament. Reference: Portable Antiquities Scheme no NLM-84BF84, for an example of the same form. Fine condition. Provenance: found Lincolnshire, UK.
£75.00

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Medieval 'Hinged' Mirror Case 026969
Medieval 'Sycamore' Turned Bowl 027339

Extremely Rare Medieval 'Sycamore' Turned Bowl
Wood, 125 grams, 18.5 cm. 12th-13th century AD. A fine turned sycamore wooden bowl showing lathe and tool marks. Reference: see Museum of London Medieval Catalogue, p. 207 for comment; see Antiquaries Journal XVII (1937), p. 414-418, for further examples (Bank of England site, early 14th century). Very finely preserved and stable; very rare and exceptional. Provenance: sold in TimeLine Auctions, 9th September 2010, Lot 889 (£3450); ex Paul Moore antiquities (2000); found by David Morgan in a cesspit in association with early 13th century pottery fragments and spoon, at Wapping tube station site, mid 1980s.
£2,500.00

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Medieval 'Sycamore' Turned Bowl 027339
Medieval 'Articulated' Bronze Mirror Case 025423

Medieval 'Articulated' Mirror Case
Bronze, 16.07 grams, 42.32 mm. 12th-15th century AD. A cast bronze articuled mirror case with punched-point design, detatched. Fine condition. Provenance: property of a Hampshire gentleman; acquired before 1990, found Croxby, Lincolnshire.
£70.00

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Medieval 'Articulated' Bronze Mirror Case 025423
Medieval 'Bifacial' Silver-Gilt Figural Strap End 027130

Medieval 'Bifacial' Silver-Gilt Figural Strap End
Silver-gilt, 45.87 grams, 20 cm. 15th century AD or earlier. A section of sheet silver strap with three keyhole-shaped piercings, two blocked from the reverse; decorated on the outer edges with geometric gilt bands enclosing gilt images of a goat, cat, bird and lion executed in a naive style; to the reverse two outer bands decorated with alternating hatched blocks; the left edge cut straight with central indent from a fourth keyhole piercing; the right edge cut ragged. Very fine condition. Provenance: Silk collection, London UK; formed in the 1950s.
£1,250.00

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Medieval 'Bifacial' Silver-Gilt Figural Strap End 027130
Medieval 'Dome and Trefoils' Mount 024876

Medieval 'Dome and Trefoils' Mount
Copper-alloy, 11.85 grams, 29.08 mm. Circa 12th century AD. A cast copper-alloy domed mount with collar extending to three radiating trefoil arms, each pierced for attachment. Reference: Read, B. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, vol.1, Langport, 2001 item 116. Very fine condition. Provenance: found at Peckham, near Canterbury, Kent, UK.
£145.00

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Medieval 'Dome and Trefoils' Mount 024876
Medieval 'Epigraphic' Disc Mount 022911

Medieval 'Epigraphic' Disc Mount
Copper-alloy, 5.81 grams, 35.05 mm. Circa 13th-15th century AD. A sheet copper-alloy disc mount, pierced close to the edge for attachment. The face is ornamented with a shield-shaped design inside which the Lombardic letters 'E' and 'S' are present. Reference: Read, B. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, vol.1, Langport, 2001 items 78, 88. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Leicestershire, UK.
£60.00

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Medieval 'Epigraphic' Disc Mount 022911
Medieval 'Trefoil' Strap Junction 024794

Superb Medieval 'Trefoil' Strap Junction
Copper-alloy, 8.45 grams, 38.33 mm. Circa 12th-14th century AD. A cast copper-alloy strap mount formed as a dished trefoil with strap attachment. The frame of the object is a set of three heart-shaped leaves with acorn-shaped collared knops on the outer edges, and a medial line of notching. The fourth side is formed as a curved upper edge and notched ridge below extending to a small buckle loop. Within the centre are four arms joining the leaves to a central raised knop. The leaves are dished and hollow beneath, with two slider-plates for attachment to a strap. The buckle loop is formed with a pair of knop extensions, typical of oval frame buckles of the 12th-14th centuries. Reference: Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, London, 2002 fig. 312-4. Extremely fine condition, complete, slight distortion to one leaf. Provenance: from an important London collection / cat.580.
£450.00

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Medieval 'Trefoil' Strap Junction 024794
Medieval 'Lion Couchant' Figurine 024854

Superb Medieval 'Lion Couchant' Figurine
Gilt copper-alloy, 33.06 grams, 42.61 mm. Circa 15th-16th century AD. A cast copper-alloy lion figurine, hollow to the underside and heavily gilded. The lion is shown crouching with its tail curled round to its right side. The animal's back is formed as a flat plate; the whole figurine may have been a decorative support for another item. Reference: cf. late medieval animal figurine found at Leckhamstead, Berkshire, reported to the PAS under reference BERK-8E1946. Extremely fine condition, complete. Provenance: from an important London collection, acquired 1989 inventory no.1989.79 / cat.no.594.
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Medieval 'Lion Couchant' Figurine 024854
Medieval 'Grotesque Face' Strap End 020521

Medieval 'Grotesque Face' Strap End
Gilt copper-alloy, 13.06 grams, 33.01 mm. Circa 14th century AD. A D-shaped strap end formed as a hollow casting, with two attachment rivets in place. The upper edge is provided with star-shaped crenellations. The main decoration is a grotesque animal mask with heart-shaped ears, furrowed brow, heavy brow-ridge, annular eyes, fleur-de-lys muzzle and crescent mouth. The gilding is still present on some surfaces. Reference: cf. Egan, G. & Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, Woodbridge, 2008, p.132ff. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£350.00

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Medieval 'Grotesque Face' Strap End 020521
Medieval 'Oxford' Illuminated Manuscript Leaf 023717

Very Rare Medieval 'Oxford' Illuminated Manuscript Leaf
Vellum, 1.28 grams, 17.5 x 12 cm. Circa 14th century AD. A single fine vellum double-sided leaf from from an English Latin text; capitals in blue with red embellishments, marginal notes in a different hand, the fine text script in black ink, with red and blue verse numbers and red highlighting. Extremely fine condition. From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970's and 1980's; the property of a City Gentleman.

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Medieval 'Scale Tang' Knife 015423

Medieval 'Scale Tang' Knife
Iron, 25.56 grams, 180 mm. Circa 15th century AD. A hand-forged iron personal knife with gilt copper-alloy details. The blade is triangular in section, single-edged and sharply pointed. The tang is broad, pierced by three copper-alloy rivets to secure the (antler, bone or wooden?) scales. the gurad is present on one face. The hilt cap is open at the centre, hooked at one side and with groups of three incised roundels at the top and bottom of both faces. Reference: Wheeler, R.E.M. London Museum Medieval Catalogue 1940, reprinted Ipswich, 1993, item A4955. Very fine condition, repaired. Provenance: found on the Thames Foreshore at Tower Bridge, London.
£180.00

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Medieval 'Scale Tang' Knife 015423
Medieval 'St. Peter' Figurine 019164

Medieval ‘St. Peter’ Figurine
Silver gilt, 5.18 grams, 23.68 mm. 12th-15th century AD. A beautifully modelled figurine showing a bearded male in flowing robes. The head is surmounted by a flat circular feature, probably the halo; the arms are flexed and drawn forwards, the left holding a large rectangular object, probably a book, and the right probably a key. The draped vestments are very carefully sculpted to show the folded cloth. The gilding is present across much of the surface despite some light wear to the raised areas. The association of the halo, book and key suggest that this is a representation of St. Peter, probably a miniature figurine from a figural cross or religious monument. The naturalistic stance and modelling are more typical of the later medieval period. Reference: cf. the draped garments of the 'virgin and child enthroned' figurine dated ca. 1150 AD (p.130) and the 14th century silver-gilt saint figurine (p.99) in Robinson, J. et al. Masterpieces - Medieval Art, London, 2008. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old Dutch collection. This antiquity is accompanied by an XRF metal test certificate from Oxford X-ray Fluorescence Ltd.
£350.00

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Medieval 'St. Peter' Figurine 019164
Indian 'Hindu Divinity' Bust 008310

Indian 'Hindu Divinity' Bust
Copper-alloy, 65 grams, 57.07 mm. Post-medieval (16th-18th century AD). A cast bust of a Hindu deity with closed eyes and full, rounded (female?) features and ornamental headgear comprising a close-fitting cap with scale decoration. On the crest of the cap is the base for an additional emblem, the loss of which makes identification of the deity problematic - possibly Parvati, Lakshmi or Shakti. Reference: Desai, K. Treasures of the Heras Institute, New Delhi, 1976 fig.101-4. Good fine condition, some loss of surface at rear of head. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£185.00

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Indian 'Hindu Divinity' Bust 008310
Indian 'Hindu Divinity' Bust 008311

Indian 'Hindu Divinity' Bust
Copper-alloy, 90 grams, 61.26 mm. Post-medieval (16th-18th century AD). A cast bust of a Hindu deity with closed eyes, elongated earlobes, arched eyebrows and ornamental headgear comprising a cylindrical cap with lozengiform decoration and two triangular projections at the temples. On the crest of the cap is the base for an additional emblem, the loss of which makes identification of the deity problematic - possibly Shiva or Brahma. Reference: Desai, K. Treasures of the Heras Institute, New Delhi, 1976 fig.101-4. Very fine condition, some damage to neck and crest. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£185.00

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Indian 'Hindu Divinity' Bust 008311
Medieval 'Three Crowns' Strap End 016567

Medieval 'Three Crowns' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 24.77 grams, 69.54 mm. 13th-14th century AD. A cast socketed belt-chape or strap end comprising a rectangular socket and sub-triangular finial. The socket carries incised scaphoid decoration and a transverse collar. The finial consists of three dished circles each with a crown motif reserved against a pecked background; below this is a lobed trefoil with leaf detailing. An additional leaf detail connects the right dished feature with the one below; there are traces of a similar feature on the left, lost in antiquity. Reference: London Museum Medieval Catalogue 1940, reprinted Ipswich, 1993, p.264ff. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Sittingbourne, Kent.
£125.00

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Medieval 'Three Crowns' Strap End 016567
Medieval 'Zoomorphic' Casket/Bowl Fitting 009672

Medieval 'Zoomorphic' Casket/Bowl Fitting
Copper-alloy, 26.08 grams, 25.72 mm. Circa 15th century AD. In the form of a cast animal head and bored through to fit a Chafing Dish/Bowl or possibly a Casket handle. Reference: Cuddeford, M. Identifying Metallic Small Finds, page 41, figures 89-90 for details. Provenance: found East Yorkshire. Excellent condition.
£85.00

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Medieval 'Zoomorphic' Casket/Bowl Fitting 009672
Late Medieval Architectural Etui 013311

Late Medieval 'Architectural' Etui
Pewter, 5.73 grams, 31.43 mm tall. Circa 16th century AD. Of hollow cast form in 'architectural' style, with ridges and rosette ornament plus moulded Gargoyle-head projections to each side. This rare item is the cap or lid from an etui (or container) for holding needles or pins. Reference: Egan Playthings From The Past, figure 54 for an etui body of this type. Very fine condition.
£110.00

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Late Medieval Architectural Etui 013311


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