Fe 17. Rectangular-sectioned
rod with S-terminal and plate (?) attached (D, east of hall);
uncertain purpose, too light for a window-fitting or branding
Fe 18. Tapering rod or ferrule, 14 cm. long, 1.0
cm. dia. at hollow end (same context). Not illustrated.
Fe 19. Tang of heavy chisel (same context). Not
Fe 20. "Uncertain—terret ? (same context).
Fe 20a. Small compasses (same context, or
intrusive?). Not illustrated.
Fe 21. Small cranked spike, not a nail (X, solar
Nails generally fall into three classes (the
large mushroom-shaped Fe 22, from D, is unique): i—clouts,
with round heads, slightly domed, in all contexts from Z to D
(Fe 23 is a trifle larger than average); flat or squarish
heads (Fe 24, 25) are in a minority, but common in the
kitchen: ii—ordinary cut nails (Fe 26), common from Y
onwards: iii—nails with 'figure-of-eight' heads, in two
sizes, those with slender heads (Fe 27), common from Z
onwards, and those with larger, more bilobed heads (Fe 28),
very numerous in B (ash-layer, north of Hall) andD.
III. Objects of copper-alloy (Fig. 11)
All from D, east sector, except Cu 6 and 7.
Cu 1. Strap-chape with zig-zag rouletting, in red
alloy with traces of gilt.
Cu 2. Scabbard-chape, plain, two pin-holes and
roughly soldered at joint.
Cu 3. Strap-end buckle, neat workmanship, single
Cu 4. Gilt button with separate dome and base.
Cu 5. Perforated strip.
Cu 6. Folded strip with six holes, in yellowish
latten (A just north of Hall).
Cu 7. Jetton (courtyard, topsoil); the only
numismatic find and practically the only find of its period
(except Gil). Late Nuremberg, dia. 25 mm.; normal types—Reichsapfel
in trilobe/three crowns and lys; name of Hans Schultes
(fl. 1550-74) both sides.
IV. Glass (Fig. 11)
Vessel-glass: G 1. Frilled base (uncertain
context, north of Hall); looks sixteenth-century, but little
else of this date.
G 2. Base of vessel, 8 mm. thick at bottom,
thinning to 1 -2 mm. (certainly medieval—sealed A context,
north of Hall, east of garderobe). Such vessels, rare in the
thirteenth century, are usually classed as lamps or medical
urinals: the weighted base would suit either.