A bronze lion head dating from the 15th century has been found in Cheshire.
The artefact, believed to have been a hat badge, is among 80 items discovered by archaeologists at a building site near Runcorn.
Pottery dating back to the 13th century and footings of timber-framed houses have also been discovered at a site near Lodge Farm.
Archaeologists believe the items would have been owned by people living in the medieval village of Norton.
Jamie Quartermaine, from Oxford Archaeology North, who is leading the project, said: "This is almost the last surviving remains of the old medieval village of Norton on land that is beside the main thoroughfare of the village.