Musket Ball Retrievers, c. 17th century.  Courtesy of  Nick Stevens .

Musket Ball Retrievers,
c. 17th century.

Courtesy of Nick Stevens.

 Clay pipe bowl, slave head; circa mid 1800's.  Courtesy of Susie White, Curator,  The National Pipe Archive .

Clay pipe bowl, slave head; circa mid 1800's.

Courtesy of Susie White, Curator,
The National Pipe Archive.

 Wooden Cross, circa 18th century.  Courtesy of  Nick Stevens .

Wooden Cross, circa 18th century.

Courtesy of Nick Stevens.

 Millefiori bead, c. 18th C.  Courtesy of  Florence Evans .

Millefiori bead, c. 18th C.

Courtesy of Florence Evans.

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 Animal teeth.  Courtesy of  Thames21 .

Animal teeth.

Courtesy of Thames21.

 Lead token, and token mould carved into a block of stone. These tokens were produced by tradesmen and used to purchase daily essentials in shops, as a low-cost alternative to the expensive silver coins issued by the monarchy. Circa. 14th-17th century.  Courtesy of  Jason Sandy .

Lead token, and token
mould carved into a block
of stone. These tokens
were produced by tradesmen
and used to purchase daily
essentials in shops, as a
low-cost alternative to the
expensive silver coins issued
by the monarchy.
Circa. 14th-17th century.

Courtesy of Jason Sandy.

 Swastika, 9ct gold, dated 1910 and created by Charles Horner of Chester. Probably once part of a pin or charm bracelet - 1cm x 1cm in size. Swastika's are a religious symbol in Buddhism and Hindusim and were used as a good luck charm in Europe, long before the Nazi appropriation.  The swastika is balanced on a Tudor pin, circa. 1500's.  Courtesy of  Anna Borzello .   

Swastika, 9ct gold, dated
1910 and created by Charles
Horner of Chester.
Probably once part of a pin
or charm bracelet - 1cm x
1cm in size.
Swastika's are a religious
symbol in Buddhism and
Hindusim and were used as a
good luck charm in Europe,
long before the Nazi
appropriation.

The swastika is balanced
on a Tudor pin, circa. 1500's.

Courtesy of Anna Borzello.

 

 Pilgrim badge : dated AD1300-AD1500. It depicts the martyrdom of Thomas Becket (Archbishop of Canterbury) - the knight (on the left) is striking Becket with a sword. Much like today's tourism souvenirs, the badge's were used as evidence of holy journeys to places of pilgrimage, and worn fitted with pins to hats or clothing.  Courtesy of Tony Thira.

Pilgrim badge : dated AD1300-AD1500. It depicts the martyrdom of Thomas Becket (Archbishop of Canterbury) - the knight (on the left) is striking Becket with a sword.
Much like today's tourism souvenirs, the badge's were used as evidence of holy journeys to places of pilgrimage, and worn fitted with pins to hats or clothing.

Courtesy of Tony Thira.

 Medieval pottery sherd, circa. 15th century. Fragment of an Italian globular flask, 17th century. Hand-carved marlin spike, 16th-17th century.   Courtesy of  Jason Sandy .

Medieval pottery sherd,
circa. 15th century.
Fragment of an Italian
globular flask, 17th century.
Hand-carved marlin spike,
16th-17th century. 

Courtesy of Jason Sandy.

 Knuckleduster.  Courtesy of  Thames21 .

Knuckleduster.

Courtesy of Thames21.

 A selection of art deco moulded glass buttons, C. 1920s-1940s.   "Buttons and beads are for me the greatest joy to retrieve from the river - tiny bits of social history they hide the most personal stories".  Courtesy of  Florence Evans .

A selection of art deco moulded
glass buttons, C. 1920s-1940s.


"Buttons and beads are for me the
greatest joy to retrieve from the river
- tiny bits of social history they hide
the most personal stories".

Courtesy of Florence Evans.

 Hand-carved bone gaming pieces. The dice and domino are circa. 17th Century. The 'XIII' piece is Roman, AD 100-300. The piece with three sets of dots is medieval, it measures 1 inch in diameter.  Courtesy of  Jason Sandy .

Hand-carved bone
gaming pieces.
The dice and domino are
circa. 17th Century.
The 'XIII' piece is Roman,
AD 100-300.
The piece with three sets
of dots is medieval,
it measures 1 inch in diameter.

Courtesy of Jason Sandy.

 Animal bones.

Animal bones.

 Rusty boat hook, circa. 18th Century. Dog skull. Stone-age flint tool.  Courtesy of  Jason Sandy .

Rusty boat hook, circa.
18th Century.
Dog skull.
Stone-age flint tool.

Courtesy of Jason Sandy.

 Alabaster figurine of Indian spiritual master, Sai Baba, circa. 20th century.  Fossilised sea urchin, 'Echinoid Cidaris',  alive during the Jurassic period.  Courtesy of  Monika Buttling-Smith .

Alabaster figurine of Indian
spiritual master, Sai Baba,
circa. 20th century.

Fossilised sea urchin,
'Echinoid Cidaris',  alive
during the Jurassic period.

Courtesy of
Monika Buttling-Smith.

 Fragments of large iridescent glass bottles in a modern jar. Circa. 18th-19th century.  Courtesy of  Anna Borzello .

Fragments of large iridescent
glass bottles in a modern jar.
Circa. 18th-19th century.

Courtesy of Anna Borzello.

 Carved head clay pipe. Circa. mid-late 1800's.  Courtesy of Susie White, Curator,  The National Pipe Archive .

Carved head clay pipe.
Circa. mid-late 1800's.

Courtesy of Susie White, Curator,
The National Pipe Archive.

 Clay pipe stems.

Clay pipe stems.

 Pottery sherd from Bellarmine jug, circa. 16th-17th century. Victorian ‘Frozen Charlotte’ doll, 19th century.  Courtesy of  Jason Sandy .

Pottery sherd from
Bellarmine jug, circa.
16th-17th century.
Victorian ‘Frozen Charlotte’
doll, 19th century.

Courtesy of Jason Sandy.

 Tudor, bone bodkin/ear scoop, circa. mid-1500's. Used to remove wax from the ear, and also to thread laces through material. The extracted wax was used to set frayed threads so they could be threaded.  Courtesy of  Monika Buttling-Smith .  

Tudor, bone bodkin/ear
scoop, circa. mid-1500's.
Used to remove wax from
the ear, and also to thread
laces through material.
The extracted wax was
used to set frayed threads
so they could be threaded.

Courtesy of
Monika Buttling-Smith.
 

 Animal bones.

Animal bones.

 A triple deadeye from a tall ship, circa. 18th-19th century. It is used in pairs, with a lanyard to adjust tension on the ship's rigging.  Courtesy of  Monika Buttling-Smith .

A triple deadeye from a
tall ship, circa. 18th-19th century.
It is used in pairs, with a lanyard
to adjust tension on the ship's
rigging.

Courtesy of
Monika Buttling-Smith.

 Musket Ball Retrievers, c. 17th century.  Courtesy of  Nick Stevens .
 Clay pipe bowl, slave head; circa mid 1800's.  Courtesy of Susie White, Curator,  The National Pipe Archive .
 Wooden Cross, circa 18th century.  Courtesy of  Nick Stevens .
 Millefiori bead, c. 18th C.  Courtesy of  Florence Evans .
IMG_4111 copy.jpg
 Animal teeth.  Courtesy of  Thames21 .
 Lead token, and token mould carved into a block of stone. These tokens were produced by tradesmen and used to purchase daily essentials in shops, as a low-cost alternative to the expensive silver coins issued by the monarchy. Circa. 14th-17th century.  Courtesy of  Jason Sandy .
 Swastika, 9ct gold, dated 1910 and created by Charles Horner of Chester. Probably once part of a pin or charm bracelet - 1cm x 1cm in size. Swastika's are a religious symbol in Buddhism and Hindusim and were used as a good luck charm in Europe, long before the Nazi appropriation.  The swastika is balanced on a Tudor pin, circa. 1500's.  Courtesy of  Anna Borzello .   
 Pilgrim badge : dated AD1300-AD1500. It depicts the martyrdom of Thomas Becket (Archbishop of Canterbury) - the knight (on the left) is striking Becket with a sword. Much like today's tourism souvenirs, the badge's were used as evidence of holy journeys to places of pilgrimage, and worn fitted with pins to hats or clothing.  Courtesy of Tony Thira.
 Medieval pottery sherd, circa. 15th century. Fragment of an Italian globular flask, 17th century. Hand-carved marlin spike, 16th-17th century.   Courtesy of  Jason Sandy .
 Knuckleduster.  Courtesy of  Thames21 .
 A selection of art deco moulded glass buttons, C. 1920s-1940s.   "Buttons and beads are for me the greatest joy to retrieve from the river - tiny bits of social history they hide the most personal stories".  Courtesy of  Florence Evans .
 Hand-carved bone gaming pieces. The dice and domino are circa. 17th Century. The 'XIII' piece is Roman, AD 100-300. The piece with three sets of dots is medieval, it measures 1 inch in diameter.  Courtesy of  Jason Sandy .
 Animal bones.
 Rusty boat hook, circa. 18th Century. Dog skull. Stone-age flint tool.  Courtesy of  Jason Sandy .
 Alabaster figurine of Indian spiritual master, Sai Baba, circa. 20th century.  Fossilised sea urchin, 'Echinoid Cidaris',  alive during the Jurassic period.  Courtesy of  Monika Buttling-Smith .
 Fragments of large iridescent glass bottles in a modern jar. Circa. 18th-19th century.  Courtesy of  Anna Borzello .
 Carved head clay pipe. Circa. mid-late 1800's.  Courtesy of Susie White, Curator,  The National Pipe Archive .
 Clay pipe stems.
 Pottery sherd from Bellarmine jug, circa. 16th-17th century. Victorian ‘Frozen Charlotte’ doll, 19th century.  Courtesy of  Jason Sandy .
 Tudor, bone bodkin/ear scoop, circa. mid-1500's. Used to remove wax from the ear, and also to thread laces through material. The extracted wax was used to set frayed threads so they could be threaded.  Courtesy of  Monika Buttling-Smith .  
 Animal bones.
 A triple deadeye from a tall ship, circa. 18th-19th century. It is used in pairs, with a lanyard to adjust tension on the ship's rigging.  Courtesy of  Monika Buttling-Smith .

Musket Ball Retrievers,
c. 17th century.

Courtesy of Nick Stevens.

Clay pipe bowl, slave head; circa mid 1800's.

Courtesy of Susie White, Curator,
The National Pipe Archive.

Wooden Cross, circa 18th century.

Courtesy of Nick Stevens.

Millefiori bead, c. 18th C.

Courtesy of Florence Evans.

Animal teeth.

Courtesy of Thames21.

Lead token, and token
mould carved into a block
of stone. These tokens
were produced by tradesmen
and used to purchase daily
essentials in shops, as a
low-cost alternative to the
expensive silver coins issued
by the monarchy.
Circa. 14th-17th century.

Courtesy of Jason Sandy.

Swastika, 9ct gold, dated
1910 and created by Charles
Horner of Chester.
Probably once part of a pin
or charm bracelet - 1cm x
1cm in size.
Swastika's are a religious
symbol in Buddhism and
Hindusim and were used as a
good luck charm in Europe,
long before the Nazi
appropriation.

The swastika is balanced
on a Tudor pin, circa. 1500's.

Courtesy of Anna Borzello.

 

Pilgrim badge : dated AD1300-AD1500. It depicts the martyrdom of Thomas Becket (Archbishop of Canterbury) - the knight (on the left) is striking Becket with a sword.
Much like today's tourism souvenirs, the badge's were used as evidence of holy journeys to places of pilgrimage, and worn fitted with pins to hats or clothing.

Courtesy of Tony Thira.

Medieval pottery sherd,
circa. 15th century.
Fragment of an Italian
globular flask, 17th century.
Hand-carved marlin spike,
16th-17th century. 

Courtesy of Jason Sandy.

Knuckleduster.

Courtesy of Thames21.

A selection of art deco moulded
glass buttons, C. 1920s-1940s.


"Buttons and beads are for me the
greatest joy to retrieve from the river
- tiny bits of social history they hide
the most personal stories".

Courtesy of Florence Evans.

Hand-carved bone
gaming pieces.
The dice and domino are
circa. 17th Century.
The 'XIII' piece is Roman,
AD 100-300.
The piece with three sets
of dots is medieval,
it measures 1 inch in diameter.

Courtesy of Jason Sandy.

Animal bones.

Rusty boat hook, circa.
18th Century.
Dog skull.
Stone-age flint tool.

Courtesy of Jason Sandy.

Alabaster figurine of Indian
spiritual master, Sai Baba,
circa. 20th century.

Fossilised sea urchin,
'Echinoid Cidaris',  alive
during the Jurassic period.

Courtesy of
Monika Buttling-Smith.

Fragments of large iridescent
glass bottles in a modern jar.
Circa. 18th-19th century.

Courtesy of Anna Borzello.

Carved head clay pipe.
Circa. mid-late 1800's.

Courtesy of Susie White, Curator,
The National Pipe Archive.

Clay pipe stems.

Pottery sherd from
Bellarmine jug, circa.
16th-17th century.
Victorian ‘Frozen Charlotte’
doll, 19th century.

Courtesy of Jason Sandy.

Tudor, bone bodkin/ear
scoop, circa. mid-1500's.
Used to remove wax from
the ear, and also to thread
laces through material.
The extracted wax was
used to set frayed threads
so they could be threaded.

Courtesy of
Monika Buttling-Smith.
 

Animal bones.

A triple deadeye from a
tall ship, circa. 18th-19th century.
It is used in pairs, with a lanyard
to adjust tension on the ship's
rigging.

Courtesy of
Monika Buttling-Smith.

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