Continuing with the re-archiving of the registered finds from the 1986 foreshore excavation carried out by The Royal Armouries. Poor Guy started off with a great big bag of crud.
It was metallic, iron, crud, but goodness know what it was. There an x-ray somewhere, so perhaps we’ll be able to find out in the fullness of time.
Guy was subsequently rewarded with the lead shot and cannonballs that surfaced a little later (he likes cannonballs and lead shot).
The box I had was full of some quite interesting small finds including these:
an iron and copper-alloy sling swivel.
A ‘R’ stamped plate
Copper-alloy plates from a gun-strap
a dagger tip.
and this lovely, tiny, book clasp.
Chris’ box had this interesting little object; a coin weight
I’ve been looking of the PAS site to see if I can suss out an information about it. I think that I can make out a hand on this side (above). On the other side (below), and with considerable input from the ‘eye of faith’, there might be a figure.
Lastly, Guy had this rather squashed and deformed jetton.
I did try re-photographing the coin from last week, but the pictures came out rather dark, so I’ll have to give it another go.
More next week.