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    • Created: Thursday 8th September 2005
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Record ID: IHS-0BB4C1
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper alloy, circular seal matrix with hexagonal handle topped with pierced pointed suspension loop. Device of a shield couché (at an angle) bearing a coat of arms; on its upper right-hand corner, a helm. On top of the helm is the crest, a (right) hand clutching a palm of victory, which rests in the lettering area of the matrix, the palm fronds pointing to the right. The arms are quarterly a chevron between three birds and a fess between three crescents. A line, broken by the shield and crest, separates the device from the legend; a complete line runs around the outer edge of the …
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2013
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Record ID: IHS-0BA4C2
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper alloy, vesica-shaped (pointed oval) seal matrix, suspension loop intact on reverse. Device: the angel showing the empty tomb after Christ's resurrection. The angel is on the left, sitting on the edge of a cross-hatched rectangular tomb, whose open lid is propped up vertically inside it. Although the angel is seated facing the viewer, his upper body is turned to his left, such that his right wing is visible running down the left-hand edge of the scene, and his face is in profile. In his right hand he holds what appears to be a scroll, whilst he indicates the empty tomb with his…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SF-069508
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper-alloy knob-handle which is most likely to be a Roman furniture fitting. The knob has a circular cross-section and measures 23.9mm in length and 17.6mm in width. It has a rounded terminal which is decorated with a deep circumferencial groove it is then waisted before flaring back into a larger terminal again with circumferencial grooves and mouldings. This larger terminal end has a flat underside and a fragment of corroded iron protrudes from this, this is most likely to be the remains of an iron shaft. This shaft fragment appears to have had a square cross-section original…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charsfield', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SF-067A53
Object type: MIRROR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A fragment of probable speculum probably originally from a Roman mirror. This fragment is roughly triangular in shape with one convex edge which appears to be original and slightly bevelled. The fragment measures 25.1mm by 18.1mm in size and one face is shiny and reflective and the other rough to the touch and pitted. Similar mirror fragments have been found elsewhere in Suffolk from Hitcham, see SF-1EF1D4 and Offton see SF-22FEC1.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charsfield', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SF-066C13
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Charles I Royal farthing 1625-49
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SF-0658C7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A lead weight, possible for fishing and of post medieval date. A tapering cylinder, measuring 31.4mm in length and 12.3mm in width, with a central circular perforation. The weight is worn and damaged at the narrower end.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SF-064788
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Two probable lead spindle whorls which could be Roman or later in date as their form changes little through time. 1: Conical and measuring 23.4mm in diameter across its flat circular base and 13.2mm in height with a central circular perforation of c9mm. It weighs 21.74g. 2: Oval in plan measuring 24.7mm in length, 22.3mm in width and 16mm in height with a central oval perforation 8.8mm in length and 6mm in width. It weighs 49.78g.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: WAW-064825
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
The object is possibly a harness fitting, or a strap guide. The heavy surface pitting and style perhaps suggests a late Iron Age or early Roman date. In plan the object is a sub-rectangle with expanded and rounded terminals and abraded edges. This terminals form a flange for the body of the object which is, in profile, a horizontal sub-crescentic shape. The apex of the object is the upper surface, the concave surface the underside. The apex of the object has a small central conical shaped cell. On the reverse one terminal appears to have the remains of an integral lug or stud. T…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 27th December 2012
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Record ID: SF-05E151
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Two worn copper-alloy Nuremberg rose and orb type tokens.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LEIC-05C243
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Roman copper alloy hair pin, 84mm long and 8mm wide. The object is in good condition with a brown patina and weighs 8.57 grams. It consists of a circular shaft, 4mm in diameter, which is centrally decorated with three incised loops, 15mm apart. The pin head is in the form of a bird, either a chicken or a dove? The bird is perched on the end of the pin and has a solid kinked leg. It has a rectangular body and fanned tail. The body has one cup and ring mark at the front of each side and the tail has a central one in its upper surface. It has a curving neck and large round head with a poi…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SF-056BA4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Half of a copper-alloy post medieval double oval looped buckle frame. Measuring 23.7mm in surviving width and 24mm in length. There is a decorative flower moulding where the bar joins the frame and another larger one in the centre of the surviving outer edge.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LEIC-0574F4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Roman copper alloy trumpet brooch, 49mm long and 11mm wide. The brooch is in a fair condition with a green patina and weighs 9.57 grams. The brooch is missing most of its spring, thouogh one coil on each side is present. The body has an arrow shaped decoration on its upper quarter and has a rounded protrusion forming its neck. The brooch is rather plain and has an intact catchplate, 21mm long and 10mm wide at the catch.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GLO-048BB1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Roman Patera with the following dimensions: Depth of bowl internal 78mm Depth of bowl external 93mm Diameter of bowl external at top 160mm Diameter of bowl at base 102mm Length of handle 144mm Thickness of metal varies considerably. The object is a copper alloy saucepan. The bowl has a thick rim that is turned outwards so that it is at a right angle to the wall of the bowl. There is a pattern of concentric rings on the base of the pan, visible both on the inside but more markedly on the outside, the rings of the inside are not related to those of the outside. The sides of the handl…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2012
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Record ID: WAW-057073
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
The sherd is a fragment of a vessel rim. The wall of the vessel is quite straight. It is made from abraded Samian ware, which may date to the 1st to 2nd century. The fabric is fine, and a orange red colour, whereas the surfaces are a dark brown/red colour with a developed shine. There is no decoration. The sherd weighs 7.2g and is abraded.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.

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Record ID: LEIC-055447
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Roman copper alloy crossbow brooch, 72mm long and 51mm wide. The brooch is intact with a brown patina and weighs 29.77grams. The brooch consists of a hexagonal sectioned arm which has angular rounded terminals. The bow has a triangular section and terminates with another angular roundel. The bow follows a semi-circular course and becomes square in section where it joins the catchplate. This is contained within a square sectioned shaft and the pin is accomodated by a tapering slit down one side.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WMID-054B67
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
An incomplete cast copper-alloy lozenge-shaped brooch with remains of gilding and iron corrosion on the back, dating to the late 8th/ early 9th century AD (length: 90.7mm; width: 66mm; thickness of plate: 1.6mm; weight: 30.23g). At the top of this flat plate brooch, there is a large slightly extending area of iron corrosion, where the iron spring was situated. The slightly uneven-sided lozenge plate has a plain border around the outside, with an outer ridge separating the border from the finely detailed chip-carved design. Separating the decoration into quarters, a flat cross (…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Staffordshire', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SF-054D15
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A complete copper-alloy sheet rivet, used to repair splits in sheet vessels. It has the characteristic uneven hexagonal outline and is folded from a cut lozenge shape. It measures 28.4mm in length and 17.2mm in width. It has a black patina due exposure to an open fire, it is therefore most likely that this rivet was used to repair a cooking vessel of some kind, which then continued to be used in an open fire. Similar folded rivets of this kind are known from Covehithe, Suffolk (see SF-B865E2) and medieval excavations in London, they were used on copper-alloy sheet vessels from the earl…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: BERK-0538F4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Medieval silver coin: penny of Edward VI Class IV (AD1461-1470). Dimensions: diameter: 14.05mm; weight: 0.54g. Reference: Wren, C. R. 1995. The English Long-Cross Pennies 1279-1489, Edward I to Henry VII. Plantagenet Books. Herne Bay p.125
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blenheim', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LEIC-0539A2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Roman silver denarius of Severus Alexander, RIC55, 7899 Sear.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
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Record ID: LEIC-0502E5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Anglo-Scandinavian copper alloy harness mount 48 mm long and 44mm wide. The object is T shaped and consists of a central human face flanked by two shafts which would have terminated in suspension loops. the lower shaft is triangular in form and emerges from the base of the face and may also have held a fitting.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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