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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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    bowl

    Bowl; creamware; decorated with four landscapes on outside and inside; ship undersail in bottom; naval trophies round rim; all printed in black.

    • Object type: bowl
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    saucer

    Saucer; porcelain; curved sides; pale yellow undersides; inside: puce on white ground, painted coastal townscape with small figures and boats; flock of birds in centre; all enclosed in circle; gilded rim; mark in underglaze blue.

    • Object type: saucer
    • Producer: Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory of)
    • Production place: Meissen
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    tea-bowl; saucer

    Tea-bowl and saucer; porcelain; hard paste; white decorated in black with two oval reserves on the bowl and one on the saucer; three masted ship watched by two men and dog; reserves outlined in black; both inside rims bordered with black...

    • Object type: tea-bowl; saucer
    • Production place: Staffordshire
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    pouch

    Clasp (pouch). Rectangular. Engraved with Tametomo loosing arrow at a ship; some gold overlay(?) / inlay(?); signature. Made of silver.

    • Object type: pouch
    • Producer: Shumin (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    pouch-fitting

    Fitting (pouch). Made of shibuichi; carved on the back in katakiribori and inlaid in high relief with copper, shakudo, silver and gold with the seven gods of fortune boating.

    • Object type: pouch-fitting
    • Production place: Japan
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    kozuka

    Shibuichi kozuka engraved and level inlaid in gold, copper and shakudo with a boatload of revellers. Signature.

    • Object type: kozuka
    • Producer: Hosono Sozaemon Masamori (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel), with boating priests carved in shishiaibori. Made of gold inlaid silver. Signature.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Producer: Shofudo Toshihiro (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel), with travellers in a boat and landing stage. Made of gold, silver, shakudo inlaid and engraved shibuichi. Signature.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Producer: Hosono Sozaemon Maromori (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Shibuichi nanako fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) with a giant seizing the prow of an armed warrior's boat carved in high relief with coloured metal inlay.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) with the suicide of Taira no Tomonori by drowning with an anchor tied to his body at the battle of Dannoura while a priest and armed men look on; in high relief. Made of coloured metal inlaid...

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Shakudo nanako fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) carved in high relief and undercutting with waves and boats around which warriors inlaid with several metals battle.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Production place: Japan
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    goblet

    Goblet; earthenware; straight, flaring sides and shaped stem; two bands of stamped circles round near rim; decorated inside and out with copper lustre; band round centre with printed figures of Faith and Hope in landscapes on white ground;...

    • Object type: goblet
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    jug

    Jug; earthenware; rising, curved lip and bulbous body; parts of body, neck and handle crudely and unevenly brushed with purple lustre on white ground; oval reserve on each side coloured in brown, yellow and green; pious poem in eight lines...

    • Object type: jug
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    tea-bowl; saucer

    Tea bowl and saucer; earthenware; glazed all over in yellow; decorated with transfer printing in red; saucer shows people taking tea in garden; bounded in red with red rim; scene repeated on bowl with man fishing in boat and town in...

    • Object type: tea-bowl; saucer
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) with the mounted Nasu no Yoichi aiming his arrow at a boat, in high relief. Made of copper, shakudo, gold inlaid shibuichi. Signature.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Producer: Taizanken Tomonaga (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Shibuichi fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) with a boatman emptying his rice water and two water birds flying away; carved and inlaid in high relief with gold and shakudo. Signature and mark.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Producer: Nagatsune (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    pouch-fitting

    Fitting (pouch). Made of shibuichi and worked high relief with hare and badger in a boat at night, with silver, copper, and gold overlay.

    • Object type: pouch-fitting
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke (kagamibuta). Made of copper; engraved and deeply carved with a group of figures in boat and applied in silver and gold. Signature and mark.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Producer: Shumin (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
  • netsuke

    Netsuke (kagamibuta). Hotei in a boat at night. Made of silvered copper, engraved and inlaid with silver. Signature and mark.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Producer: Tenmin (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke (kagamibuta). Masts of ship under moon and waves at night. Made of silver overlaid and applied shibuichi.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke. Boat full of travellers. Made of ivory.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Producer: Ikko (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke. Boat full of travellers. Made of wood.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke. Hotei in a boat. Made of ivory.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Production place: Japan
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    egg-drainer

    Egg-drainer; porcelain; shallow circular dish perforated with holes in form of cross in bottom; looped twig handle, white glazed; dish decorated on inside in underglaze blue on white ground with printed oriental lake scene, 'Fisherman'...

    • Object type: egg-drainer
    • Producer: Worcester Porcelain Factory (Made by)
    • Production place: Worcester
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    goblet

    Goblet, glass, the generous funnel bowl wheel-engraved with four panels encircled by laurel wreaths enclosing a ship in a storm, a ship on a calm sea, an allegorical figure of a lady with a fan and a woman standing on a winged sphere...

    • Object type: goblet
    • Production place: Germany
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    sealing

    Seal-impression; lead; middle: shield of arms quarterly: (1) and (4): on a chief two mullets; (2) and (3): three water bougets; above a helmet, crest an eagle rising; either side with seated lion holding pennon; dexter charged with three...

    • Object type: sealing
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    vase; cup

    Ship vase or cup; glass; oval bowl compressed inwards towards margin supported on ribbed bulb and folded bell foot; bowl ornamented with clear spiral trail and blue and clear bosses; small, blue rimmed spout at front, denticulated scroll...

    • Object type: vase; cup
  • bottle

    Bottle and stopper; glass; opaque white; large straight-sided body with long cylindrical neck on rounded shoulders; faceted stopper with gilt on knop and rim; body decorated with floral and foliate designs in pink; large pink shield on...

    • Object type: bottle
    • Production place: Spain
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    draughts-piece

    Draughtsman; white wood; obverse: three oval shields of arms, crowned; legend; reverse: king with marshal's baton inspecting troops and fleet; legend.

    • Object type: draughts-piece
    • Producer: P H Muller (After)
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    draughts-piece

    Draughtsman; white wood; obverse: winged Victory on prow of barge with putto holding two shields of arms, surmounted by crown; legend; inscription in exergue; reverse: Neptune and Louis XIV; legend; inscription in exergue.

    • Object type: draughts-piece
    • Producer: P H Muller (After)
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    pendant

    Pendant; bronze-gilt; shape of an anchor; set with light-bluish pastes, three missing.

    • Object type: pendant
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    bodkin-case

    Bodkin case; enamel on copper; Battersea enamel (?); cylindrical; dark blue; four shaped panels with landscapes: top of case: scene with classical ruins, fisherman in landscape; two lovers; case: scene with couple on stairway; scene with...

    • Object type: bodkin-case
    • Production place: Battersea
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    perfume-bottle

    Scent-bottle; enamel on copper; Battersea enamel (?); white with gilding; on one side lady and gentleman; on the other side boat on a lake; silver rim; stopper with globular top.

    • Object type: perfume-bottle
    • Production place: Battersea
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    cup

    Cup (kovisch); silver; boat-shaped; parcel-gilt; engraved ornament: formal scrolls outside and Russian inscription round edge, both gilt; foot resting on three monsters; central gilt medallion: embossed, confronted lions on which a stag...

    • Object type: cup
    • Production place: Russia
  • cup

    Cup (kovisch?); silver; boat-shaped; embossed ornament; four shaped panels round sides, filled with formal pattern of dots; central gilt medallion with two animals in relief; flat handle with engraved shield; applied female figure on the...

    • Object type: cup
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    draughts-piece

    Draughtsman; silver; obverse: bird flying over sea, sailing boat; reverse: legend.

    • Object type: draughts-piece
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    printing-plate

    Plate; copper; rectangular; engraved on both sides with oriental Willow Pattern design within ornate border; birds, boats, figures on bridge, trees and pagodas; inscribed with number on both sides and inscription surmounted by crown on...

    • Object type: printing-plate
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    stamp; seal

    Stamp/seal-matrix; circular; crowned eagle displayed holding sword and orb, surrounded by anchors; legend.

    • Object type: stamp; seal
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    seal

    Seal-matrix; wood; circular; eagle displayed, crowned and surrounded by anchors and ropes; legend.

    • Object type: seal
    • Production place: Germany
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    seal

    Seal-die; wood; circular; shield, plough on a bend, dividing colonial ship and three garbs; two scrolls; legend.

    • Object type: seal
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    pendant

    Pendant; gold-cased; leaf-shaped; verre eglomisé; indent on right; painting of Holy Spirit holding orb; instruments of Passion; sacred monogram in sunburst at helm of ship with billowing sail; border of lozenges.

    • Object type: pendant
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    stamp

    Stamp: Royal Prussian 'Licent Cammer' in Stettin; wood; circular; eagle displayed holding orb and sceptre, surmounted by crown, flanked by chains and anchors; legend; pearled outer border; cancelled.

    • Object type: stamp
    • Production place: Germany
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    stamp

    Stamp: Collector's Office, Norfolk, Virginia; wood; circular on square block; sailing ship, dock with bundles and kegs on wharf, three storied house; legend.

    • Object type: stamp
    • Production place: USA
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    stamp

    Stamp: Baltimore; wood; circular; fort jutting out to sea with US flag flying, ship in full sail; legend.

    • Object type: stamp
    • Production place: USA
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    stamp

    Stamp: Wismar Shipping Company; wood; circular; ship surmounted by crown; legend.

    • Object type: stamp
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    stamp

    Stamp; wood; oval on rectangular block; Neptune with trident reclining, holding Mercury's hand; ship; legend; outer legend.

    • Object type: stamp
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    stamp

    Stamp; wood; circular within octagonal block; shield of arms suspended from swag of leaves by loop; sprays in field; ship in full sail; legend with rosettes between words; carved outer border.

    • Object type: stamp
    • Production place: USA
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    stamp

    Stamp; wood; circular; iron ring; central shield supported on crossed anchors, surmounted by crown; crowned, double-headed eagle displayed holding orb and sceptre and bearing shield with St George and the dragon; legend.

    • Object type: stamp
    • Production place: Russia
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    pilgrim badge

    Pilgrim-badge; bronze; oval; guardian angel and child; reverse: Virgin and Child in boat with two angels, Our Lady of Boulogne?; inscribed.

    • Object type: pilgrim badge
    • Production place: France
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    plaquette

    Plaquette; lead; oval; female saint with hands clasped in prayer, standing in front of anchor; pierced.

    • Object type: plaquette
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    sealing

    Sealing; red wax; ship; man in stern; crescent and estoile; shield next to mast with legend bendwise; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    stamp

    Stamp: William Stevenson; wood; circular; allegorical female figure representing Boston leaning on anchor, holding top of shield with emblazoned sailing ship; legend; carved inner border.

    • Object type: stamp
    • Production place: USA
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    draughts-piece

    Draughts-piece; white wood; obverse: Scylla; legend; reverse; shipwreck; legend.

    • Object type: draughts-piece
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    finger-ring

    Finger-ring; bronze-gilt(?); hoop thickens at the shoulders to an oval bezel incised with a heart over an anchor.

    • Object type: finger-ring
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    draughts-piece

    Draughts-piece; wood; brown; obverse: Cupid sailing on quiver, using bow as oar; two ships in background; legend; reverse: Child with book under one arm, lamp suspended from right hand, dice and hammer beside his left; legend.

    • Object type: draughts-piece
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    sealing

    Sealing; red wax; ship with banners on waves; crucifixion; Archangel Michael killing dragon; sun, moon and star; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    sealing

    Sealing; red wax; ship; mainsail bearing shield of arms of Boston; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    sealing

    Sealing; red wax: Clifton, Dartmouth; ship's hull on waves; bust of king; lion on either side; star and crescent above; legend in two concentric rings.

    • Object type: sealing
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    sealing

    Sealing: Clifton, Dartmouth; red wax; ship's hull on waves with facing bust of king between two lions; star and crescent above; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    sealing

    Sealing: Clifton, Dartmouth; red wax; ship's hull with castle on waves; bust of king with sceptre; crescent; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    pendant

    Pendant; gold; enamelled with filigree and pierced ornament; foliate-shaped top; pendant dove at each side with pearl clusters at breast; central pendant sailing ship; three more doves with pearl clusters hang from keel.

    • Object type: pendant
    • Production place: Italy
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    pendant

    Pendant; gold; enamelled with filigree and pierced ornament; foliate-shaped top; pendant dove at each side with pearl clusters at breast; central pendant sailing ship; three more doves with pearl clusters hang from keel.

    • Object type: pendant
    • Production place: Italy
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    sealing

    Sealing; red wax; lozenge-shaped; hull of ship on waves; bust of king ; star either side; star and crescent above; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    cuff-link

    Cuff-link; bronze; oval; ship, HMS Victory?; inscribed.

    • Object type: cuff-link
    • Production place: England
    • Find spot: London
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    sealing

    Sealing; red wax; obverse: shield with ship and castle; crest, helmet, mantling and wreath; unicorn supporters; legend; reverse: ship; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
  • scrimshaw

    Scrimshaw; walrus ivory; scratched; depicts a battle scene between two ships and a statue of a sailor on a pedestal.

    • Object type: scrimshaw
  • scrimshaw

    Scrimshaw; walrus ivory; scratched; one side depicts a woman writing at a table with a crown above; the other side depicts a ship with an inscription and a sword beneath.

    • Object type: scrimshaw
  • scrimshaw

    Scrimshaw; walrus ivory; scratched; depicts a whale with a ship in the distance, two butterflies and a soldier on a pedestal.

    • Object type: scrimshaw
  • sealing; plaquette

    Plaquette; lead; circular; seal of a knight of the garter with full arms of Stewart, Earl and Duke of Lennox and Lord of Aubigné in France, with motto; border with fifteen circles bearing anchor, rose and fleur-de-lis in sequence.

    • Object type: sealing; plaquette
    • Production place: England
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    sealing

    Sealing: English Merchants, Holland; red wax; St Thomas in ship; inscribed scroll; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    sealing

    Sealing; red wax; single masted ship; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    sealing

    Sealing: Langbord; red wax; ship with lion passant; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    stamp

    Stamp: Naval Office at Charleston, South Carolina; wood; circular; ship in full sail; legend; inscription in exergue.

    • Object type: stamp
    • Production place: USA
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    stamp

    Collector's Office Stamp for Salem and Beverley; wood; circular; shield of arms suspended from ribbon with sprays in field; ship in full sail; legends on two labels.

    • Object type: stamp
    • Production place: USA
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    pendant

    Pendant; gold; enamelled; form of anchor with two birds pecking at tree; another bird with outstretched wings; legend; suspension loop; pendant pearl from base.

    • Object type: pendant
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    sealing

    Sealing; red wax; shield; ship; two roses; date; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    sealing

    Sealing: red wax; ship; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    tobacco-box

    Tobacco-box; copper; rectangular box with brass sides engraved with foliage, ships, Hermes and nymph, coats of arms of the seven provinces on lid; velvet interior.

    • Object type: tobacco-box
    • Production place: Germany; Netherlands
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    tobacco-box

    Tobacco-box; brass, rectangular; copper sides; base: medallion head of Frederick the Great; Prussian eagle; battle-scenes of Lowositz and Prague; inscription; base: arms of the Seven Provinces; several scenes: one involving drinking,...

    • Object type: tobacco-box
    • Producer: Johan Henricus Hamer (Made by)
    • Production place: Iserlohn
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    sealing

    Cast of sealing(?); white metal; painted gold; circular; single-masted ship; soldier holding spear and shield on deck; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    chatelaine

    Chatelaine; bronze; eight ribbed annular links with anchor-shaped hook at one end and triangular loop at other.

    • Object type: chatelaine
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    box

    Box with lid; brass; cylindrical; stamped with bust of Admiral Nelson; signature; side: naval crown lion, trophies, anchors etc; inscription on bottom.

    • Object type: box
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    dice

    Die; ivory; polygonal; thirty sides; decorated with combination of Hearts, Clubs, Spades, Diamonds, Stars and Anchors arranged in roundels of three; engraved and coloured, green, black and red.

    • Object type: dice
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    intaglio

    Intaglio; greenstone; double cartouche surmounted by ducal coronet; cypher; ship in full sail supported by nymph with scarf.

    • Object type: intaglio
    • Production place: USSR
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    sealing

    Sealing; red wax; hexagonal; ship; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
  • locket; heart-amulet

    Amulet locket; silver; heart-shaped; engraved with anchor and inscription.

    • Object type: locket; heart-amulet
    • Production place: England
  • plaque

    Plaque; pressed horn; oval; equestrian portrait of Peter the Great in armour and laureate, holding sword; fleet in distance; pierced at top for suspension.

    • Object type: plaque
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    button

    Button; bronze-gilt; circular; design in relief: anchor and inscription; French military button.

    • Object type: button
    • Production place: France
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    draughts-piece

    Draughtsman; black wood; obverse: John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, on horse; legend; reverse: siege of Coron, naval bombardment; legend.

    • Object type: draughts-piece
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    draughts-piece

    Draughtsman; black wood; Hercules stealing golden apples while Argus sleeps; legend; reverse: Galleys of Naples; legend; inscription in exergue.

    • Object type: draughts-piece
  • sealing; seal-box

    Seal from diploma for membership of Beggar's Benison Society: anchor; phallus with attached weight; inscription; tin box.

    • Object type: sealing; seal-box
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    sealing

    Sealing; resin; ship; arms of England and France on sail; cresset on prow; greyhound holding standard on stern; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    sealing

    Sealing: Winchelsea; red wax; ship on waves; two trumpeters in stern castle; shield of England in field; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    sealing

    Sealing; resin; obverse: shield; legend; reverse; ship; crosses crosslet in field; legend.

    • Object type: sealing
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    sealing

    Sealing; gutta-percha; mounted knight with sword and and shield; ships in field; sun face-mask; crescent within garter, inscribed and crowned.

    • Object type: sealing
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    pendant

    Pendant; gold; in form of ship with masts, sails and rigging; some details enamelled; legend reserved on white enamel around sides; two chains for suspension connected by loop.

    • Object type: pendant
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    sealing; cast

    Seal-impression(?); plaster cast; circular on octagonal base; a galley with anchor, ladder and bulwark with three sails bearing traces of fleur-de-lis; Bastard of Bourbon(?), Admiral of France; inscribed.

    • Object type: sealing; cast
  • pilgrim badge; brooch

    Pilgrim-badge; lead alloy; brooch; Our Lady of Boulogne, Virgin and Child in crescent with beaded borders, a boat?; Virgin's head missing.

    • Object type: pilgrim badge; brooch
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Medieval
    • Production place: France
  • pilgrim badge

    Pilgrim badge; lead alloy; Virgin and Child in crescent with beaded border, said to represent a ship; pin at back.

    • Object type: pilgrim badge
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Medieval
    • Production place: France
  • pilgrim badge

    Pilgrim badge; lead alloy; Virgin and Child in crescent with beaded border, said to represent a ship; crown and sceptre.

    • Object type: pilgrim badge
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Medieval
    • Production place: France
  • pilgrim badge

    Pilgrim badge; lead alloy; Virgin and Child in crescent with beaded border, said to represent a ship; crown and sceptre; Virgin's head missing.

    • Object type: pilgrim badge
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Medieval
    • Production place: France
  • pilgrim badge

    Pilgrim badge; lead alloy; Virgin and Child in crescent with beaded border, said to represent a ship; crown and sceptre; pin at back.

    • Object type: pilgrim badge
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Medieval
    • Production place: France
    • Find spot: London