Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Co Antrim: Archaeological Objects at The British Museum Part III

The British Museum holds 806 items identified as coming from Co Antrim. A further six items are identified as coming from either Antrim or Derry~Londonderry, two from Antrim/Down, and one from Antrim/Donegal. The majority of these (445) are assigned to the Neolithic/Bronze Age, followed by the Neolithic (86), and Early Medieval period (83). The most common object type represented are axes (172). The main material types represented in this assemblage are Stone (596), Metal (121), and Pottery (70).


Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age: Stone items
Antrim
arrow-head
19641206.204
Flint barbed arrow-head.

Antrim
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
19280509.100
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Antrim
arrow-head
18560701.500
Flint barbed arrow-head, tip damaged.

Antrim
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
WG.562
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Antrim
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
Sturge.534
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Antrim
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
Sturge.533
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Antrim
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
Sturge.532
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Antrim
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
Sturge.531
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Antrim
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
Sturge.530
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Antrim
arrow-head
Sturge.528
Flint barbed arrow-head.

Antrim
arrow-head
Sturge.526
Flint barbed arrow-head.

Antrim
arrow-head
Sturge.525
Flint barbed arrow-head.

Antrim
arrow-head
Sturge.524
Flint barbed arrow-head.

Antrim
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
18560701.500
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Antrim
discoidal knife
Sturge.506
Flint knife, discoidal shape; chipped blade; bifacially retouched (re-sharpening after use?); polished; blade has less retouching than other end; brown colour.

Antrim
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
19650209.500
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Donegore
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
WG.558
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Clough
arrow-head
WG.557
Flint barbed arrow-head.

Armoy
arrow-head
WG.556
Flint barbed arrow-head.

Ballymena
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
18541218.200
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Giant's Causeway
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
18471027.100
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Clough Mills
discoidal knife
WG.503
Flint knife, discoidal shape; made on a flake and bifacially retouched; polished; several flakes have been removed from both upper and lower faces.

Quadie Bog
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
19650209.490
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Masweth Walls
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
19641206.230
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Bushmills
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
19641206.218
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head, serrated.

Ballintoy
arrow-head
18930322.180
Flint barbed arrow-head.

Ballintoy
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
18930322.170
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Ballintoy
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
18930322.160
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Ballintoy
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
18930322.150
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Mashworth
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
St.141.h
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.


Neolithic (?)/Bronze Age (?)/Iron Age (?): Amber item
Ballymena
sample
18711210.133
Amber lump, perforated.


Neolithic (?)/Bronze Age (?)/Iron Age (?): Glass item
Antrim
bead
18620701.700
Glass bead, globular clear.


Neolithic (?)/Bronze Age (?)/Iron Age (?): Pottery items
Antrim
vessel
19760102.300
Pottery rim sherd, plain.

Antrim
vessel
19760102.400
Pottery rim sherd, with cord impressions on top of rim and jab decoration on wall.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.150
Pottery shoulder sherd.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.140
Pottery rim sherd.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.130
Pottery rim sherd.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.120
Pottery rim sherd, incised decoration.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.110
Pottery rim sherd.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.100
Pottery rim sherd.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.900
Pottery rim sherd.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.800
Pottery rim sherd, incised line on top of rim.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.700
Pottery rim sherd.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.600
Pottery rim sherd.

Lyles Hill
vessel
19760102.500
Pottery rim sherd.

Ballintrae
vessel
18731219.198
Two pottery wall sherds.


Neolithic (?)/Bronze Age (?)/Iron Age (?): Stone items
Antrim
retouched blade
19641206.201
Flint retouched blade fragment.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
19641206.205
Shale spindlewhorl.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.1584
Large perforated stone whetstone, with one rounded end and one flat.

Antrim
hammer
Sturge.1028
Perforated stone hammer.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2253
Stone spindle-whorl, globular shape; a few scratches; mottled brown colour.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2251
Stone spindle-whorl, globular shape; decorated with finely-incised lines; dark grey with some brown patches.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2246
Stone spindle-whorl, globular shape; decorated with several finely-incised lines; grey-brown colour.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2243
Stone spindle-whorl, discoidal shape; small amounts of damage to all surfaces; mottled grey colour.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2242
Stone spindle-whorl, discoidal shape; thicker on one side than other; stone is rough grit; red-brown colour.

Antrim
whetstone
WG.522
Stone whetstone, polished; square shape but with slightly arched sides; rectangular ends; stone is of very fine grain besides being polished; brown colour with darker brown spots.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.1586
Large stone whetstone with one flat end and one rounded; flat sides; dark brown colour.

Antrim
tool/implement
Sturge.1585
Stone tool, with flat blade end; shallow groove running almost full length, on one face.

Antrim
bead
Sturge.2279
Stone bead, polished; cylindrical; wider at centre than at ends; perforation runs lengthwise through object; several scratches on outer surface of bead; dark grey colour.

Antrim
bead
Sturge.2277
Flat bead, polished; sub-rectangular with rounded sides; slightly thicker at one end than at opposite; dark green, mottled with lighter green.

Antrim
bead
Sturge.2276
Flat bead, discoidal shape; perforation is off-centre; sides are rounded; most of object is covered with brown-coloured patination, damaged areas reveal inner dark-red colour.

Antrim
bead
Sturge.2275
Stone bead, polished; cylindrical, wider on one side than on other; both sides have convex curve; perforation is cylindrical; upper and lower faces both heavily scratched; dark grey-green colour.

Antrim
bead
Sturge.2255
Stone bead; flat and round; slight damage to one face; groove around central perforation on one face; grey-brown colour.

Antrim
bead
Sturge.2254
Stone bead, discoidal shape; dark line running around outside edge; black mottled with tan.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2252
Stone spindle-whorl, discoidal shape; decorated with finely-incised lines on faces and sides; rounded edges, flat sides, relatively large central perforation; grey colour.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2250
Stone spindle-whorl, discoidal shape; decorated with incised lines on faces and sides, radiating from centre on faces, diagonal on sides; convex sides; brown colour.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2249
Stone spindle-whorl, discoidal shape; decorated with incised lines on faces and sides; faces are slightly convex; some damage around perforation and at edges; dark grey colour.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2248
Stone spindle-whorl, plano-convex shape; decorated with incised lines running around edges; several surface scratches but no significant damage; dark grey colour.

Antrim
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2245
Stone spindle-whorl, discoidal shape, varying thickness; some damage to edges and near perforation; decorated with very fine incised lines around sides; dark grey colour.

Antrim
polisher
Sturge.2286
Stone polisher; rectangular with rounded ends; stone is worn and of fine grit, ends are slightly rougher; brown colour.

Antrim
polisher
Sturge.2274
Stone polisher; circular, flat bottom face; stone is of an extremely fine grain and has been worn smooth from use; mostly dark grey, with patches of lighter grey and reddish-brown.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2289
Stone whetstone; sickle-shaped; one edge has been worked to a defined blade-like edge; some damage at broad curved end; stone is grey-brown and contains mica.

Antrim
disc
Sturge.2265
Stone disc; undecorated; faces much more finely-grained than sides; no apparent damage; brown colour.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2258
Stone whetstone; rectangular with one convex end; perforated at convex end; thicker at one end than opposite; brown colour.

Antrim
hammerstone
Sturge.2281
Stone hammerstone, semi-cylindrical shape; some damage to side; stone is of fine grain, much smoother on sides than at ends; ends are grey-brown, sides are reddish-brown.

Antrim
plaque
Sturge.2264
Stone plaque, decorated and perforated; perforated end is narrower than non-perforated; decorated with incised lines running both length and width of object; crack runs across width of object from previous repair, some damage to base; very fine-grained stone of brown colour.

Ballymena
spindle-whorl
POA.192.2
Stone spindlewhorl, discoid shape; flat sides; thickness of object varies; notch on one face at the outer edge; perforation is off-centre; dark brown stone which has worn relatively smooth.

Ballymena
spindle-whorl
POA.192.1
Stone spindlewhorl, discoidal; flat sides; some damage to edges, deep stone groove running along part of side, shallower but wider one on one face; brown colour.

Clough Mills (Mills?)
retouched blade
19650209.310
Flint retouched blade.

Portglenmore
awl
19641206.239
Flint awl.

Islandmagee
flake
20050501.966
Retouched flint flake; partial bulb of percussion remains on one face; some cortex remnant on upper face; orange-brown colour.

Ballymoney
bead
Sturge.2294
Large stone bead, lozenge-shaped, polished; perforated lengthwise; some scratches/damage to surfaces; dark green-grey colour.

Skerry
bead
18940614.900
Two flat jet beads.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
19020311.100
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
quern
18830705.104
Stone quern rubber.

White Park Bay
pebble
18830705.103
Stone pebble.

White Park Bay
pebble (?); core (?)
18830705.102
Stone pebble or core.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18830705.101
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18830705.100
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18830705.990
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
pebble
18830705.980
Stone pebble.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18830705.970
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
hammerstone (?); core (?)
18830705.960
Flint hammerstone or core.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18830705.950
Two flint hammerstone fragments.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18830705.940
Flint hammerstone.


Bronze Age: Bone item
Antrim
human cremation
18760805.1.a
One box of cremated human bone. From pottery vessel 18760805.1.


Bronze Age: Metal items
Antrim
flat axe
19641201.640
Copper alloy flat axe; straight, flat, hammered butt.

Antrim
spear-head
19641201.690
Copper alloy socketed spear-head.

Antrim
spear-head
19641201.720
Copper alloy socketed spear-head.

Antrim
spear-head
19641206.170
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, side-looped.

Antrim
dirk
19641201.680
Copper alloy dirk. Shoulders bent over.

Antrim
axe
18750401.120
Copper alloy short-flanged axe; cast.

Antrim
spear-head
19641201.740
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, basal-looped.

Antrim
spear-head
19641201.700
Copper alloy socketed spear-head.

Antrim
spear-head
19641201.710
Copper alloy socketed spear-head.

Antrim
spear-head
19641201.730
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, side-looped

Armoy
pin
18980618.330
Copper alloy sunflower headed pin, head separate from shank.

Donegore
axe
WG.1536
Copper alloy short-flanged axe; cast.

Armoy
dirk
WG.1601
Copper alloy dirk.

Newtown Cromellin
spear-head
WG.1618
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, side-looped.

Bush Mills
spear-head
WG.1619
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, side-looped.

Kirkhills
spear-head
WG.1622
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, side-looped.

Clough
spear-head
WG.1627
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, side-looped.

Rasharkin
spear-head
WG.1629
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, pegged.

Dervock
spear-head
WG.1633
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, pegged.

Knockans (Grid ref. C9325)
spear-head
WG.2260
Copper alloy basal-looped, socketed spear-head. Blade: triangular, base curved, narrow channels, prominent blade ribs, bevelled.

Kilmoyle (Grid ref. C 932285)
spear-head
WG.1636
Copper alloy basal-looped, socketed spear-head. Blade: triangular, base angled, low blade ribs. Midrib section: circular. Projecting loops, rectangular plates. Smooth surface, cleaned.

Clough
knife
WG.1610
Copper alloy knife, socketed.

Kells
knife
WG.1608
Copper alloy socketed knife.

Killyless
razor
WG.1606
Copper alloy razor.

Ballymoney
ring
WG.479
Copper alloy ring

Ballymoney
ring
WG.480
Copper alloy ring

Ballymoney
ring
WG.481
Copper alloy ring

Ballymoney
ring
WG.482
Copper alloy ring

Armoy
gouge
WG.1589
Copper alloy socketed gouge.

Rasharkin
pin
WG.1593
Copper alloy sunflower headed pin, shank in two pieces.

Killyless
bracelet
WG.473
Copper alloy bracelet with small ring attached.

Ballymoney
ring
WG.483
Copper alloy ring

Ballymoney
ring
WG.484
Copper alloy ring

Ballymoney
ring
WG.485
Copper alloy ring

Armoy
bead
WG.496
Copper alloy bead.

Crevilly Valley
chisel
WG.1587
Copper alloy tanged chisel.

Crevilly Valley
gouge
WG.1588
Copper alloy socketed gouge.

Carrickfergus (near)
axe
WG.1547
Copper alloy flanged axe with thin, rounded butt. Decorated with raised saltire above wide, curving blade.

Lisburn
spear-head
WG.1634
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, perforated blade.


Bronze Age: Pottery items
Antrim
vase
18760805.100
Pottery tripartite vase decorated with horizontal lines of plaited cord impressions.

Kells (near)
bowl
19241213.380
The basal portion of a pottery bowl; preserved. Comb impressions and false relief occur on the fragment of the lower body and the base bears a comb-impressed cruciform design.

Killyglen
bowl
18531216.900
Pottery tripartite bowl with part of the rim and upper body missing. Decorated with arc-shaped and triangular impressions forming false relief, and fine comb impressions.


Early Bronze Age: Metal items
Antrim
flat axe
19641201.600
Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, straight butt.

Antrim
flat axe
19641201.620
Copper alloy flat axe; very worn, with a thin, narrow, rounded butt.

Antrim
flat axe
19641206.100
Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, angular butt.

Antrim
flat axe
19601107.800
Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, damaged butt.

Antrim
flat axe
19641201.610
Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, narrow, slightly rounded butt.

Antrim
flat axe
19641201.630
Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, narrow, damaged butt.

Antrim
flat axe
18680318.200
Copper alloy flat axe with thin, rounded, slightly damaged butt.

Antrim
flat axe
19641201.650
Copper alloy flat axe; cast, blade only.

Antrim
flat axe
19641201.198
Copper alloy flat axe; with a flat, hammered butt, which is slightly damaged. Sides taper out gradually from butt to form a slightly rounded cutting-edge.

Connor (near)
flat axe
WG.1543
Copper alloy flat axe; with thin, narrow, slightly rounded butt, which is notched.

Connor (near)
flat axe
WG.1544
Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, narrow, straight angular butt.

Dunnygarron
flat axe
19641201.590
Copper alloy flat axe; cast. Decorated.

Connor (near)
flat axe
WG.1542
Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, narrow, rounded butt. Sides roughly parallel to each other in upper half, then swing out gently in lower half to form a wide, slightly rounded cutting-edge.


Middle Bronze Age: Metal item
Antrim
palstave
18510717.500
Copper alloy palstave.


Late Bronze Age: Metal items
Antrim
socketed axe
19641201.670
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast.

Antrim
sleeve fastener
19420505.100
Gold sleeve fastener. The small crescent-shaped body is decorated with longitudinal incised grooves on the outer surface. The ends are decorated with a diamond pattern located between two bands of three horizontal incised grooves. The terminals expand to form two flat plain discs set at an angle to the body.
1150BC-750BC (circa)

Antrim
socketed axe
19641201.660
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast.

Antrim
socketed axe
18750401.230
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast, miniature.Oval mouth with bevelled rim. Sides straight and cutting edge expanded and re-curved tips, now blunt. Casting seams form ridges on each side.

Ballymoney, Ballyramore
socketed axe
18901113.200
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Parallel-sided body and octagonal cross-section.

Ballymoney
socketed axe
18531216.200
Copper alloy miniature socketed axe; cast.

Armoy
socketed axe
WG.1563
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Oval mouth with bevelled and uneven rim. Decoration at the base of the neck consists of two narrow ridges separated by a broader groove.

Ballycastle
socketed axe
WG.1566
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Round mouth with rounded rim. Loop is set mid-way along moulding. Cutting edge is slightly expanded and blunt. Casting seams were trimmed. Surface is smooth. Tiny haft rib occurs.

Ballycastle
socketed axe
WG.1572
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Circular mouth with bevelled but uneven rim. The onset collar surrounding the neck is very slight and short.

Rasharkin
socketed axe
WG.1578
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Oval mouth with flat rim. Decoration at base of the neck consists of four slight, discontinuous grooves.

Rasharkin
socketed axe
WG.1579
Small copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Round mouth with flat rim. Band meets top of loop.

Armoy
socketed axe
WG.1580
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast, miniature.

Clough
sword
WG.1233
Copper alloy sword. The tang has low flanges. There are three rivet-holes in the tang and four in the butt.

Stranocum
sword
WG.1232
Copper alloy sword. Towards the edges the tang thickens slightly. A break has been joined with lead solder in modern times. The rivet-hole at the repair is unusually large.

Crevilly Valley
socketed axe
WG.1586
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Axe is damaged, small part of mouth is missing. Crack runs down loop side about half-way and edge is blunt. Air-holes in surface.

Dunaverney
flesh-hook
18561222.100
The Dunaverny Flesh Hook. Fleshhook with bird ornaments: the three bronze ferrules were originally linked by pieces of oak shaft, thus creating a long-handled instrument.


Iron Age: Glass item
Antrim
bead
18920421.160
Glass bead. Annular bead in clear glass, decorated with opaque yellow spirals. Roughly hexagonal in plan.
300 BC - AD 100 (circa)


Iron Age: Metal items
Antrim
horse bridle-bit
19211206.370
Copper alloy horse-bit fragment.

Antrim
harness-fitting
19211206.360
Copper alloy Y-shaped harness fitting fragment. This represents the single lower terminal from a Y-shaped harness fitting. It terminates in a hollow bulbous, hemispherical knob.
300 BC - 100 AD (circa)

Kells
brooch
18800802.131
Copper alloy brooch. Hammered bow, flat in transverse section, gently curved on long axis.
120 BC - 50 BC (circa)

Ballymena
pin
18980618.130
Copper alloy ring-headed pin. Very large ring-head, a flattened oval in section. Worn oblique hatching on each face.
300 BC - AD 100 (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog
ornament
18800802.128
Copper alloy ornament, decorated strip.

Lisnacroghera Bog
ornament
18800802.129
Copper alloy ornament, decorated strip.

Lisnacroghera Bog
ring
18800802.122
Copper alloy ring.

Lisnacroghera Bog
sword
18800802.116
Iron sword, metal components well preserved. Leaf-shaped blade, with pronounced mid-rib flanked on each face by two shallow, longitudinal grooves.

Lisnacroghera Bog
ornament
18800802.127
Copper alloy ornament, decorated strip.

Lisnacroghera Bog
terret
18701227.100
Cast copper alloy platform-decorated terret. Ring approximately D-shaped, circular to oval in cross-section. Three plaforms of inverted sub-conical form project at equal intervals from the outer circumference.
300 BC - AD 100 (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog
ring
18800802.121
Copper alloy ring.

Lisnacroghera Bog
sickle
18800802.119
Iron sickle. Crescentic blade, damaged by corrosion. Triangular in section. Straight tang, square to rectangular in section. Tapers towards end.
300 BC - AD 300 (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog
bowl
18800802.120
Large copper alloy bowl. Shape a flattened hemisphere with everted rim. Circular concavity in base, centrally pierced by a small, circular hole. Remains of a poorly-incised triquetra, enclosed by a double circle, discernible within this hollow. Indistinct traces of compass-drawn curves on interior surface of base. Possible hammer-marks on both surfaces.
300 BC - AD 300 (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog
spear; ferrule
18701227.200
Cast copper alloy spear-butt or ferrule. Hollow circular socket terminating in basal knob of flattened-spherical form. Waisted central portion, and convex moulding near the top.
100 BC - AD 100 (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog
spear-head
18800802.117
Iron spear-head. Slender, leaf-shaped blade, lozenge-shaped in cross-section. Areas of haphazard, rocked-graver lines at the base of the blade on each face give a rough matted effect, but these are scarcely visible to the naked eye.
300 BC - AD 100 (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog
adze
18800802.118
Iron adze. Blade expands towards slightly convex cutting edge. Rectangular to pointed oval in section.
300 BC - AD 300 (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog, In the vicinity of the remains of a crannog
sword-sheath
18800802.115
Copper alloy front plate of a sword-sheath or scabbard, with campanulate mouth and median ridge running down the length of the plate.
300 BC - 200 BC (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog
spear; ferrule
18800802.123
Cast copper alloy spear-butt or ferrule. Hollow circular socket terminating in basal knob of flattened-spherical form. Waisted central portion, and convex moulding near the top.
100 BC - AD 100 (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog
spear; ferrule
18800802.124
Cast copper alloy spear-butt or ferrule. Hollow circular socket terminating in basal knob of flattened-spherical form. Waisted central portion, and convex moulding near the top.
100 BC - AD 100 (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog
spear; ferrule
18800802.125
Cast copper alloy spear-butt or ferrule. Hollow circular socket terminating in hemispherical basal knob. Waisted central portion, and convex moulding near the top.
100 BC - AD 100 (circa)

Lisnacroghera Bog
spear; ferrule
18800802.126
Cast copper alloy spear-butt or ferrule. Hollow circular socket terminating in irregularly flattened basal knob. sharply narrowed at waist in centre.
100 BC - AD 100 (circa)


Early Medieval: Bone item
Ballybogy Bog; Ballymoney (near)
handle
18930715.900
Bone handle with incised spiral pattern.
5thC-11thC


Early Medieval: Glass items
Antrim
bead
18920421.240
Glass bead, blue and white oblate.
5thC-11thC

Antrim
bead
18920421.250
Glass bead, annular opaque black with transverse white bands.
5thC-11thC

Antrim
bead
18920421.230
Glass bead, small blue oblate with white trail.
5thC-11thC

Antrim
bead
18920421.220
Glass bead, short blue cylinder with white trail and yellow band.
5thC-11thC

Antrim
bead
18920421.180
Glass bead, with rows of yellow zigzags running in alternate directions around the core.
5thC-11thC?

Antrim
bead
18920421.200
Glass bead, blue oblate with white trail.
5thC-11thC

Antrim
bead
18920421.190
Glass bead, blue drum with white zoned trail
5thC-11thC

Antrim
bead
18920421.210
Glass bead, blue barrel with white trail.
5thC-11thC

Antrim
bead
18920421.170
Glass bead, with rows of yellow zigzags running in alternate directions around the core.
5thC-11thC?

Antrim
bead
18920421.260
Glass bead, blue barrel with yellow trail across a middle; white and red trails at both ends.
5thC-11thC

Antrim
bead
18620701.100
Glass bead, barrel-shaped, blue with white & blue collar either end and two groups of vertical ribs with blue and white bosses between.
9thC-10thC

Newton Cromlin
bead
18711210.590
Glass bead, bun-shaped, white.
5thC-11thC

Ballymena
bead
18881225.400
Glass bead, annular with white trailing on black ground.
5thC-11thC

Ballymena
bead
18881225.300
Glass bead, blue quadruple-segmented.
5thC-11thC

Ballymena
bead
18881225.200
Glass bead, blue biconical with collar at each end and central rib, all decorated with yellow vertical stripes.
5thC-11thC

Ballymena
bead
18881225.100
Glass bead; blue barrel with lengthwise ribs, with blue and white trails at either end.
5thC-11thC


Early Medieval: Metal items
Antrim
ringed pin
19241025.500
Bronze spiral-ringed pin with flat-sectioned spiral ring; pin of oval section with looped head.
5thC-9thC

Antrim
ringed pin; ring brooch
19241025.100
Bronze ring brooch; five empty settings and panels of interlace; centre circle of knot flanked by triquetras and square; rosette on back.
8thC-9thC

Antrim
penannular brooch
19241025.300
Bronze penannular brooch; hoop ribbed with transverse lines; small circular terminals with hollowed centres; plain pin-head.
5thC

Antrim
penannular brooch
19241025.400
Iron penannular brooch; plain hoop; overlapping expanded terminals; pin of oval section with flattened hooked head; mis-shapen.
5thC-7thC (?)

Antrim
pseudo-penannular brooch
19241025.200
Bronze pseudo-penannular brooch; four triquetras around raised circle on each terminal and animal heads at join with hoop; back trefoils.
8thC-9thC

Antrim
penannular brooch
18800802.134
Bronze penannular brooch with expanded terminals with scroll decoration, possibly once enamelled; three lentoid shapes on broken pin.
6thC-7thC

Antrim
ringed pin
19130710.500
Bronze ringed pin and skeuomorphic kidney ring; lozenge-shaped head brambled on both faces; transverse moulding at back.
11thC-12thC

Clough
penannular brooch
18980618.800
Leaded copper alloy penannular brooch. Plain hoop of variable cross-section, oval to subrectangular, with a slightly broader panel at the top framing four round collared recesses with inner rings and dots.
7thC-8thC

Dunminning
sword
18670720.100
Iron sword with short, broad blade with mid-rib and row of punched ring-and-dots on tang; triangular rib on either face of blade at tang end; edges very corroded.
5thC-9thC (?)

Craigiwarren Bog
hand-pin
18800802.132
Copper alloy hand-pin decorated with trumpet scrolls in red champlevé enamel.
7thC

Randalstown, crannog; Ravel, Lough
sickle
18831103.200
Iron, small sickle with curved blade and narrow tang.
5thC-11thC

Randalstown, crannog; Ravel, Lough
knife
18831103.100
Iron knife with curved back and slight remains of tang.
5thC-11thC

Randalstown, crannog; Ravel, Lough
ringed pin; ring brooch
19130710.400
Bronze ring brooch; pseudo-penannular ring with expanding terminals filled with red enamel and linked by narrow bar.
7thC-8thC

Randalstown, crannog; Ravel, Lough
penannular brooch
19130715.300
Bronze penannular brooch. Hoop with animal head terminals with pear-shaped settings and sunken squares in centre, marked with cross-hatching.
5thC-6thC

Connor
ringed pin
18980618.100
Copper alloy ringed pin, ring narrows where pin hooked over it.
9thC-10thC

Rasharkin
pin
18980618.150
Leaded gun metal pin with rounded head; shank of circular section.
5thC-9thC

Armoy
pin
18980618.120
Copper alloy pin with elongated spatulate head of flat section, top pierced but now broken, plus two lozenge-shaped perforations.
7thC-11thC

Dervock
pin
18980618.140
Brass pin with rounded faceted head; shank of circular section.
7thC-11thC

Clough
hand-pin
18980618.110
Copper alloy hand pin, five projecting "fingers" surmounting lunate palm, decorated with curvilinear design, originally enamelled.
5thC-7thC

Armoy
ringed pin
18980618.210
Copper alloy ringed pin with looped over head; flat ring decorated with ribbon bodied animals with jaws open to circular setting.
7thC

Crif Keran, castle; possibly to be identified as Creevekeeran.
ringed pin
18620617.900
Copper alloy ringed pin, the ring with central quatrefoil inlaid with red glass and semi-circular glass settings.
7thC-8thC

Ballymena
penannular brooch
19151208.150
Bronze penannular brooch; plain flat hoop, ribbed border; oval section pin attached to loop on outer edge of hoop.
5thC-7thC (?)

Loughill
pseudo-penannular brooch
18531117.200
Copper alloy pseudo-penannular brooch, a rectangular panel in middle of hoop; circular terminals linked by bar; angular interlace.
8thC-9thC

Maghadee Bog; Kellswater (near)
pseudo-penannular brooch
19241213.350
Bronze pseudo-penannular brooch; sub-triangular terminals with empty centre settings in interlace circle; long oval on hoop; no pin.
8thC-9thC

Neagh, Lough, lake-bed; Toome
spear-head
18670720.200
Iron spear-head with leaf-shaped blade and central rib; split socket with traces of wooden shaft.
5thC-11thC

Neagh, Lough, lake-bed; Toome
spear-head
18670720.300
Iron spear-head with damaged blade, originally with angled shoulder ?; central rib; socket with rivet at base.
5thC-11thC


Early Medieval: Pottery items
Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.130
Twenty sherds of pottery vessel, orange-brown hand-made fabric.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.120
Sherd of pottery vessel, of orange-brown hand-made fabric.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.100
Potsherd of vessel of brown-grey fabric, hand-made.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.900
Base sherd from pottery vessel, of orange-grey hand-made fabric.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.500
Pottery base sherd of hand-made vessel, brown-grey fabric, soot on inside.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.300
Pottery rim sherd of vessel of brown fabric, hand-made.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.110
Rim sherd from pottery vessel, of brown-grey hand-made fabric.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.700
Rim sherd of pottery vessel, of brown-orange hand-made fabric; slight shoulder.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.400
Potsherd of hand-made vessel, brown-grey fabric.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.800
Two rim sherds from pottery vessel, of orange-grey hand-made fabric.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.600
Rim sherd of pottery vessel, of coarse, hand-made, brown-grey fabric.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.100
Sherd from pottery vessel, of brown hand-made fabric, soot on outside.
8thC-12thC

Larriban Doon
vessel
19351211.200
Potsherd of base of vessel of orange-brown fabric, hand-made.
8thC-12thC

Lissue
vessel
OA.7044
Three rim, five body and one base sherd from pottery vessel; sandy-brown ware, some coarse grits; applied pinched cordons; grass-marking on base.
7thC-11thC

Lissue
vessel
OA.7043
Three rims and three body sherds of vessels of sandy-brown ware; applied crimped cordons.
7thC-11thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.120
Pottery vessel rim sherd of grey ware with finger-tipped band.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.200
Sherd from pottery vessel; of buff-grey ware.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.160
Sherd pottery vessel, of grey ware.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.140
Pottery vessel rim sherd of grey ware with finger-tipped band round neck.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.180
Sherd from pottery vessel, of buff-grey ware with finger-tipped applied strip.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.150
Pottery vessel rim sherd, slightly inverted, of buff-grey ware incised diagonally just below rim.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.190
Sherd from pottery vessel, of buff-grey ware with finger-tipped applied strip.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.110
Pottery vessel rim sherd of grey ware with finger-tipped band; rim slightly inverted.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.170
Sherd from pottery vessel, of buff-grey ware with part of finger-tipped row.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.130
Sherd from pottery vessel, of buff-grey ware with part of finger-tipped row.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.240
Base sherd from pottery vessel of buff-grey ware, chaff-tempered.
7thC-12thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.220
Wall sherd from pottery vessel, of buff-grey ware with small circular hole.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.230
Pottery vessel base sherd of buff-grey ware.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.210
Rim sherd from pottery vessel, of buff-grey ware with small circular hole.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.800
Pottery vessel sherd of grey ware with finger-tipped band.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.400
Pottery vessel rim sherd of brown-grey ware; rim slightly scalloped.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.200
Rim sherd from pottery vessel, of brown-grey ware with applied strip at neck and finger-tipped decoration.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.100
Sherd from pottery vessel, of brown-grey ware, chaff-tempered.
7thC-12thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.600
Pottery vessel rim sherd of grey ware with cordon at neck.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.300
Rim sherd from pottery vessel; of grey-brown ware with row of deep finger-tipped impressions; slightly inverted rim.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.700
Rim sherd from pottery vessel, of grey-brown ware with line of finger-tipped impressions at neck; rim slightly scalloped.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.500
Rim sherd from pottery vessel, of grey ware; applied strip at neck; rim folded.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.900
Pottery vessel base sherd of brown-grey ware.
7thC-10thC

Lissue
vessel
19471103.100
Rim sherd from pottery vessel, of grey-brown ware with remains of applied strip at neck; rim is inverted.
7thC-10thC


Early Medieval: Stone item
Antrim
whetstone
OA.6602
Whetstone, flattened cigar-like shape; hole pierced through narrowed lug at broader end; 'F' incised on opposite end.
5thC-11thC


Romano-British: Glass items
Ballymena
bead
18881225.600
Glass bead.

Ballymena
bead
1881225.500
Glass bead.


Romano-British: Stone item
Ballymena
bead
18881225.800
Stone bead.


Viking/Early Medieval: Metal item
Randalstown, crannog; Ravel, Lough
spear-head
18800802.130
Iron spear-head with leaf-shaped blade; two projecting prongs from socket.
9thC-10thC (?)


Viking (?)/Early Medieval (?): Metal items
Lough Neag, lake bed
axe-hammer
18660908.500
Iron hammer-axe with expanded blade and central oval socket, much damaged.
10thC-11thC

Lough Neag, lake bed
axe
18660908.300
Iron axe-head with expanded blade and oval socket.
10thC-11thC


16thC: Metal item
Antrim
horse-harness
18800802.169
Horse trapping; bronze; trefoil-shaped ring; quadrangular plates with engraved lines attached by loops; remains of leather straps.
16thC


Unknown: Metal item
Antrim
snaffle
18790704.200
Snaffle-bit: cheek-piece; brass; open-work dragon's heads; two fragmentary rein tangs.


Unknown: Pottery item
Antrim
crucible
18850712.160
Crucible, conical; of rough grey ware.


The following item is listed in the museum catalogue as coming from either Antrim or Donegal:
Bronze Age: Stone item
Donegal, Glenhead (?); Glenhead, near Bathynure (?)
wrist-guard
19641201.137
Schistose stone bracer: polished, with four perforations, two at wide end across long axis and two at opposite narrower end obliquely set, irregularly pentagonal in shape; grey/brown in colour.


The following item is listed in the museum catalogue as coming from either Antrim or Down:
Neolithic/Bronze Age: Stone items
Clough (?)
notched scraper
19020311.110
Flint notched scraper.

Clough (?)
macehead (?)
19020311.500
Partially perforated battered stone macehead, oval shaped, grey in colour, smooth surface, chipped areas.


The following item is listed in the museum catalogue as coming from either Antrim or Derry~Londonderry:
Neolithic/Bronze Age: Stone items
Antrim/Londonderry
chisel
20050504.210
Polished stone chisel with slightly damaged butt and sides.

Antrim/Londonderry
chisel
20050504.180
Polished stone chisel; butt missing.

Antrim/Londonderry
axe
20050504.200
Small polished stone axe with slightly damaged butt.

Antrim/Londonderry
axe
20050504.190
Polished stone axe with rounded butt; slightly chipped blade.

Antrim/Londonderry
axe
20050504.170
Polished stone axe; butt missing; face damaged/indented.

Antrim/Londonderry
axe
20050504.160
Blade end of polished stone axe; butt missing.