Thursday, January 31, 2019

Co Derry~Londonderry: Archaeological Objects at The British Museum Part II

The British Museum holds 221 items identified as coming from Co Derry~Londonderry. A further six are located to Antrim/Derry~Londonderry and one to Tyrone/Derry~Londonderry. The majority of the artefacts (168) are assigned to the Neolithic/Bronze Age, followed by the Roman (Provincial) period (30). The most common object type represented are axes (139), followed by adzes (10). The most common material type is Stone (174), followed by Metal (51), Glass (2), and Amber (1).

Neolithic (?)/Bronze Age (?)/Iron Age (?): Amber item
Port Stewart
bead
18881225.110
Amber globular bead.


Neolithic (?)/Bronze Age (?)/Iron Age (?): Stone items
Londonderry
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2244
Stone spindle-whorl, polished; plano-convex shape; thickness varies; some scratches but no surface damage; dark grey colour.

Londonderry
spindle-whorl
Sturge.2247
Stone spindle-whorl, discoidal shape; decorated with fine incised lines running around the perimeter on objects and faces; convex sides; grey colour.

Port Stewart
bead
18881225.100
Stone bead, flat.

Port Stewart
spindle-whorl
18881225.900
Stone spindle-whorl.

Dungiven
bead
18900215.700
Jet bead, biconical.

Carvagh
pendant
18900215.600
Jet pendant.


Bronze Age: Metal items
Dungiven
dagger
18900215.300
Copper alloy dagger, socketed.

Garvagh
axe
WG.1537
Copper alloy short-flanged axe; cast.

Maghera (Grid ref. C852003)
spear-head
WG.1624
Copper alloy basal-looped, socketed spear-head. Blade: rhomboid, base angled, narrow channel, blade ribs. Midrib section: circular. Incorporated loops, no plates. Green in colour.

Balteagh
dagger
WG.1609
Copper alloy dagger, socketed.

Coleraine
bracelet
WG.471
Copper alloy bracelet with small ring attached.

Kilrea
spear-head
WG.1630
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, pegged. Wood traces in socket.

Kilrea
ferrule
WG.1638
Copper alloy ferrule, tip damaged.


Early Bronze Age: Metal items
Garvagh
dagger
WG.1602
Copper alloy dagger with two rivet holes visible and series of grooves running parallel to the midrib.

Garvagh, Liscol (near)
axe
WG.1548
Copper alloy flanged axe with thin, rounded butt; decorated.

Limavady
dagger
WG.1595
Copper alloy dagger with ribbing on blade and three rivet holes visible.

Bann, River; Coleraine, Loughan Island
flat axe
18750401.500
Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, narrow, rounded butt, which has several cut notches.

Bann, River; Coleraine (near)
axe
WG.1545
Copper alloy flanged axe with thin, rounded butt. Decorated.
http://britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=807208&partId=1


Late Bronze Age: Metal items
Garvagh
sickle
WG.1613
Copper alloy socketed sickle.
800BC-700BC

Dungiven
socketed axe
WG.1562
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Oval mouth with rounded top to rim. Loop set midway along moulding. Cutting edge expanded and deeply curved. Casting seams are prominent. Short haft rib occurs.

Garvagh
socketed axe
WG.1581
Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. There is a ridge at the base of the neck, the bottom of which coincides with the top of the loop.

Balteagh
sword
WG.1227
Copper alloy sword. There are three rivet-holes in the tang and a depression at the terminal end may have been intended for a fourth. In places the surface of the blade is pitted.

Garvagh House (near)
penannular ring
19650606.100
Gold plated penannular ring with tin alloy core and punched decoration. The circular body is circular in cross-section and it is slightly thinner at the ends rather than in the middle.
1150BC-750BC (circa)


Iron Age: Metal item
Port Stewart
fitting (?)
18931014.100
Copper alloy object, possible fitting. Two fragments.


Early Medieval: Glass items
Dungiven
bead
18900215.900
Blue glass barrel-shaped bead, blue and white collar at each end and vertical ribs.
5thC-11thC

Dungiven
bead
18900215.100
Blue glass bead, truncated conical shape, decorated with a lattice pattern of white and blue.
5thC-11thC


Early Medieval: Metal item
Metal
Bann, River
spear-head
19430403.200
Iron spear-head; long tapering blade with round shoulders and rounded mid-rib; short socket pierced for rivet; in two pieces.
5thC-11thC


Early Medieval (?): Metal item
priory (Augustine; ruins of)
bell
OA.269
Copper alloy bell, conical with slightly flared rim; plain; cast copper alloy loop on top.

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'


Roman (provincial): Metal items
Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
vessel; hacksilver
18550815.290
Silver knop, distorted and damaged at both ends.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
ingot
18550815.900
Silver ingot of bar; hammered flat.
5thC(early)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
ingot
18550815.500
Large flat cast silver ingot.
5thC(early)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
ingot
18550815.700
Silver ingot of bar.
5thC(early)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
ingot
18550815.800
Silver ingot of bar.
5thC(early)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; dish
18550815.170
Silver, fragment of bossed rim of dish, folded and crushed.
4thC(late)


Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard': Hack silver - various pieces

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
spoon; hacksilver
18550815.110
Silver spoon, flattened, ends of bowl and stem cut off.
4thC-5thC

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; dish
18550815.160
Hacksilver: fragment of bossed rim of dish.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; dish
18550815.180
Hacksilver: fragment of bossed rim of dish.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; bowl
18550815.310
Silver bowl with an upright rim below which are rows of dots, ring-and-dot, floral motifs and circles; lozenges, stars, etc on lower part.
4thC-5thC

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; bowl
18550815.240
Hacksilver: fragment of base of bowl with crushed foot-ring, interior incised with concentric circles and underside with lattice.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; dish
18550815.200
Hacksilver: fragment of bossed rim of dish with incised and punched decoration of flowers, leaves and tendrils.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; dish
18550815.210
Silver, fragment of base of dish with part of foot-ring, much distorted.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
ingot
18550815.400
Large flat cast silver ingot.
5thC(early)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
ingot
18550815.600
Silver ingot of bar.
5thC(early)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; dish
18550815.150
Hacksilver, fragment of bossed rim of dish.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
spoon; hacksilver
18550815.100
Silver spoon, flattened, with the ends of the bowl and fluted stem cut off.
4thC-5thC

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; belt-fitting
18550815.140
Cast silver-gilt belt-slide decorated with chip-carved rosette, and ends decorated with punched saltire crosses.
4thC-5thC

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; box (?)
18550815.280
Hacksilver: fragment of box ?, with incised and pointillé decoration in two oblong panels: rosettes, leaves; cabled and plain borders.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
ingot; hacksilver
18550815.300
Hacksilver: half of a sub-rectangular ingot with expanded ends. Joins with ingot 1855,0815.1.
4thC-5thC

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; dish
18550815.220
Silver, fragment of base of dish with part of foot-ring, incised with scroll and linear decoration.
4thC(late)
Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard': Hack silver - various pieces

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; dish
18550815.230
Silver, fragment of rim of dish with series of moulded ribs and grooves parallel to rim.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
handle (?); hacksilver
18550815.270
Silver, fragment of handle ?, with incised and punched vine-scroll between two zones of gilding.
4thC(late)
18550815.25 on Left. 18550815.26 in Centre. 18550815.27 on Right

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
vessel; hacksilver
18550815.250
Silver, fragment decorated in low relief with draped figure, one arm extended, with punched dots also visible.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; dish
18550815.190
Hacksilver: fragment of bossed rim of dish incised with diaper pattern of leaves and rosettes in central spaces.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; dish
18550815.260
Hacksilver: fragment of parcel-gilt dish decorated in low relief with human head and shoulders to right; border on punched ground.
4thC(late)

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
sword-sheath; hacksilver; fitting (from spear?)
18550815.130
Silver-gilt mount, rectangular with chip-carved scrolls, and beaded and arcaded borders; niello inlaid; possibly from the mouth of a sword-sheath or a spear fitting.
4thC-5thC

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
ingot; hacksilver
18550815.200
Half of a sub-rectangular silver ingot with expanded ends and a stamped inscription reading EX OF PATRICI on one side. The ingot is pierced by an irregular hole.
4thC-5thC

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
hacksilver; buckle
18550815.120
Silver-gilt fragment of a cast buckle-plate with chip-carved rosette, six-pointed star and tendrils, and niello inlaid with a beaded border.
4thC-5thC

Coleraine Hoard aka 'Ballinrees Hoard'
ingot; hacksilver
18550815.100
Hacksilver, half a sub-rectangular ingot with expanded ends and worn, stamped inscription [EX OF] CVRMISSI. Joins with 1855,0818.3.
4thC-5thC


The following item is listed in the museum catalogue as coming from either Derry~Londonderry or Antrim:
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.


The following item is listed in the museum catalogue as coming from either Derry~Londonderry or Tyrone:
Early Medieval: Metal item
Ornehes (?) Londonderry/Tyrone
pseudo-penannular brooch
18680709.220
Copper alloy pseudo-penannular brooch; hoop of plano-convex section; linked terminals with dots; pin-head hooked for attachment.
8thC-9thC

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