Archaelogical Finds From The South Witham Preceptory

As far as I am aware these are the first published pictures of the finds made during the archaelogical excavations of the South Witham Preceptory. I understand that after a very long wait the full results of the digs that have taken place are finally to be published.

The finds from the site number in the 1000's, mostly being unidentifiable fragments of pottery etc. They are all stored away in boxes at the Lincoln museum, and not normally on display. However one day in the summer of 2001 a very kind curator of the museum gave up his Saturday morning and got the artefacts out of storage for those interested to view. Below are a few pictures of some of the more interesting finds.

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An unusual artefact thought to be possibly a chess piece.

A trio of coins with detail cards.

A King's head buckle.

Masonry, perhaps from a window frame.

A rather impressive iron padlock.

An Iron spur.

A spiked ridge tile, which of course is designed to stop witches and demons landing on the roof.

A decorated token?

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