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    • Surface: Inlaid with enamel
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Record ID: BERK-43CE20
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy Romano-British plate brooch, dating to the second century AD. The brooch is broadly pelta-shaped with "Celticised motifs" (Hattatt 1985:170). The brooch is decorated on the front with enamelled cells in intricate geometric and floral patterns. A central vertical strip of alternating red and yellow enamel divides the brooch in two. Around the exterior of the brooch are triangular cells of alternating red and blue enamel opposite solid triangular cells. The two internal panels are each decorated with a scrolled tendril with leaf-like terminals and two soli…
Created on: Monday 1st September 2014
Last updated: Monday 1st September 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-F3751C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper alloy Roman trumpet headed brooch dating to AD 75-175. The trumpet shaped head is incomplete with recent damage at the top where the headloop would have attached. Below the head the object narrows to form a neck before joining on to a circular disc. The lower edges of the disc are incomplete and it may have had decorative lugs. The disc is decorated with a circular band of blue enamel. In the centre of the enamelled band is a depression measuring 1.40mm deep. This would also have been in-filled with enamel and traces of red are visible on the inside edges. In the centre of the…
Created on: Thursday 28th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 28th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buslingthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LIN-F2B47B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete copper alloy Roman (AD c.100-c.200) headstud brooch with hinge mechanism, missing part of the top loop, the tip of the foot, most of its pin and most of its catchplate. Overall, the brooch measures 45.7mm long, 16.8mm wide and c.16.3mm thick. It weighs 6.65g. The wings are sub-cylindrical behind a projecting rectangular front. They are 5.8mm long, have a wingspan of 16.8mm and are 4.6mm thick. There is a central slot for the pin, which still contains the hinge part of the pin. Projecting from the top of the wings is an incomplete circular loop measuring 8.6mm in diameter…
Created on: Thursday 28th August 2014
Last updated: Sunday 31st August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford area', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LIN-DF5145
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper alloy late-Iron Age to Roman (c.300 BC-AD c.410) strap-slide. Overall, the strap-slide measures 16.3mm long, 27.4mm wide and 13.9mm thick. It weighs 9.97g. The strap slide consists of a rectangular plate with a sub-rectangular loop on the reverse. The plate is 2.8mm thick and is decorated with green enamel in a setting with two concave sides and straight ends. The strap-slide now has a browny-red patina.
Created on: Wednesday 27th August 2014
Last updated: Saturday 30th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford area', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SUR-C9293C
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A worn fragment of a medieval harness pendant. The pendant was originally circular and the remains of the gilded frame survives with part of the central device which sits in a red enamel field. The latter takes the form of a cross with pointed terminals and lobed extensions to each terminal. The same design can be seen on SUR-44B987 and SUR-447D17 from the same findspot
Created on: Tuesday 26th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 26th August 2014
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Record ID: IOW-A5351B
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A complete Medieval cast copper-alloy, enamelled and gilded harness pendant hanger mount (1200-1300). This mount is broadly rectangular in plan with a pierced lug at the top and bottom. The lower lug extends to form a hanger which has been bent rearwards through 180° to form two transverse loops which both contain the remains of an iron axis bar. Both lugs are pierced and each contain a complete dome headed copper-alloy rivet. Decoration at the front is in the form of an enamelled cross within a flat topped shield. The shield has an off-white enamelled central long cross with red ena…
Created on: Sunday 24th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 26th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: BH-853C82
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Roman copper-alloy mount with enamelled decoration. The discoidal head of the mount has a circular cell at its centre; this is surrounded by two concentric cells, with a separating moulded ring and a circumferential rim. Much of the enamel has been lost, but the inset in the central cell appears to have comprised a blue flower head with red centre and a white field surrounding. No trace of enamel remains in the inner ring. The few remaining insets in the outer ring indicate a pattern comprised of alternating rectangular cells of dark (blue or black) and light-coloured enamel. There …
Created on: Saturday 23rd August 2014
Last updated: Saturday 23rd August 2014
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Record ID: WILT-5D79B8
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper alloy Roman seal box lid dating to the period AD 43-400. The lid is principally circular in shape with a triangular section extending from the circle to form the catch. At the top, there is a single loop that extends back and would have formed part of the hinge attaching the front of the seal box to the back. The edge of the lid has a small knop on either side (at about four and eight o'clock). There is also a small triangular shaped knop at the terminal of the triangular catch. The lid is decorated with ten champlevee triangles filled alternately with red and white enamel (s…
Created on: Thursday 21st August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 28th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Longbridge Deverill', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LIN-5CF4DA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete copper alloy Roman (AD c.100-c.200) umbonate plate brooch, missing a fragment from one edge, the tips of its peripheral lugs, the pin and the curl of the catchplate. Overall, the brooch measures 33.4mm long, 28.9mm wide and 12.4mm thick. It weighs 6.04g. The brooch is formed from a 1.2mm thick copper-alloy plate. The brooch has eight peripheral lugs, two of which are missing, and five are broken or very worn. One of the surviving lugs, positioned at the top in front of the hinge of the pin, is actually an incomplete loop. The lug at the opposite edge to the loop is the mo…
Created on: Thursday 21st August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 26th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford area', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: BH-35F7B8
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Medieval copper-alloy shield-shaped mount. The flat-sectioned shield bears the following blazon: Gules three lions passant guardant [Or] a label of three points Azure. Much of the enamel survives, but there is no trace of gilding on the surfaces of the lions. An integrally cast rivet extends straight backwards from just above the centre point of the reverse. The inner half of this rivet is of circular section, whereas the distal end is of rectangular section. Height: 28.7mm; width: 24.2mm; thickness of shield: 3.2mm; total depth (including rivet): 20.5mm. Weight: 11.28g. This coat…
Created on: Tuesday 19th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wymondley', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: WAW-25E5F8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An Early Medieval (late 10th - 11th century) copper alloy enamel cloisonné disk brooch: The body of the brooch is circular with twelve equidistant knops on the exterior edge. The edge of the brooch (excluding the knops) has a collar which rises up from the front of the brooch. The knops and collar have incomplete gilding. Within this collar, the circular field is decorated with cloisonné fields of blue, yellow and white enamel. The design is a eight-petalled flower with the leaves decorated with alternating light blue, white and yellow enamel. The field around the flower is decorated…
Created on: Monday 18th August 2014
Last updated: Friday 22nd August 2014
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Record ID: BH-220C84
Object type: TANKARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
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Part of a copper-alloy tankard handle, dating from the Early Roman period. The piece, which represents the central element of the handle, has a top-to-bottom curvature and is of flat section. The design on the convex outer surface comprises a pair of spirals, one at 180 degrees to the other, with a separating strand. This strand is broken at either end, as is the projecting end of each of the spirals. An oval cell containing traces of red enamel is located at the centre of each spiral; this is surrounded by a pair of engraved elliptical panels, one of which has been transversely segme…
Created on: Monday 18th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 21st August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Hadham', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: WILT-CC609A
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper alloy harness pendant dating to c14th century. The pendant is circular in plan with a offset perforated loop extending perpendicularly from the top, the top of the loop is missing. The back of the pendant is smooth and slightly concave. The front of the pendant is decorated with a shield with three chevrons decorated with red (gules) enamel. The harness pendant 25.15mm in length, 18.8mm wide and weighs 4.39 grams.
Created on: Thursday 14th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 21st August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chiseldon', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: KENT-9D9917
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete Roman cast copper-alloy square seal box lid. The lid was enamelled and the remainder of the box is missing due to old worn breaks. The lid is flat with the remains of an integrally cast walled base, except at the back The upper surface of the lid has enamelled decoration comprising of a floral motif of four radiating pointed oval shaped petals or leaves (enamel missing). The petals have been created by moulded raised cells which have been filled with enamel. The surrounding areas of the petals are also recessed for enamel. Traces of green and possibly white enamel rema…
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Saturday 16th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otford', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SWYOR-92794A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper alloy Roman brooch of the bow and fantail type dating from AD 50 - 150. It could also be categorised as a trumpet derivative brooch. The brooch has rectangular wings decorated with two vertical grooves separated by a band of ropework. The wings hide a tubular housing for the copper alloy axis bar and copper alloy hinged pin. Only part of the pin survives. There is the remains of an integral head loop with a band of ropework beneath it. The top of the bow is decorated with a downward pointing triangle containing three triangular cells of decayed ?red enamel and a central triang…
Created on: Monday 11th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th August 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-9225BB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A cast, copper alloy, disc brooch dating from the Roman period, about AD 80 - 250. It is circular and flat, decorated with enamel. A dot of copper alloy at the centre is surrounded by a red enamelled stardesign of six points, each arm with concave sides. There is a disc of copper alloy at the end of each point. The background is deep blue enamel. On the reverse is a pair of copper alloy lugs supporting a copper alloy axis bar of the same patination, and, a broken catchplate. There is the remains of a copper alloy sprung pin, of a different patination, and probably a different compositi…
Created on: Monday 11th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th August 2014
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Record ID: SOM-8DB143
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
The bezel and shoulders of a Roman cast copper alloy finger ring with enamel. The bezel is oval in shape with a flat top and a curved reverse following the line of the hoop.The centre of the bezel is a recessed oval cell with only a thin raised border. Across the centre of the cell, running from shoulder to shoulder (end to end) are two rows of 4 unrecessed triangles. The triangles are level with the border of the cell and arranged so the bases are lined up in the rows and the points of the triangles point towards the sides of the bezel. There is a thin recessed line between the two ro…
Created on: Monday 11th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SOM-8D7D66
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A corroded fragment from the head of a cast copper-alloy Trumpet brooch of Roman date. It has suffered an old break below the trumpet-shaped head, such that the leg and foot are missing. The pin and its mechanism are also missing. The trumpet-shaped head has a protruding hook on the upper surface which curves back to the now missing loop, the back is concave, and the edge abraded at one point. The bevelled upper surface is decorated with a blue enamel back-to-back semicircles, one each side, each with transverse cells above and below. Below the the decoration the brooch is lost to an o…
Created on: Monday 11th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SWYOR-8CCF1E
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper alloy Roman stud, or perhaps the discoidal button from a type Vb Button and loop fastener. It dates from about AD 100 - 300. The object is a circular disc which is 3.36mm thick and 15.9mm in diameter. The front is decorated with red opaque enamel in four cells. These are formed by the raised outer edge of the stud, and a square of raised copper alloy in the centre from which four spokes divid the field into four quarters. On the reverse is a central projection, the stub of a circular sectioned shank. The whole stud is 6.2mm thick and the shank is 4mm in diameter. The metal is …
Created on: Monday 11th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th August 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-7CD1E9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper alloy Roman headstud brooch dating from AD 75 - 200. It has cylindrical wings with a slot for the copper alloy pin, and containing a copper alloy axis bar. Only the head of the hinged pin survives. The front of the wings are decorated with transverse bands decorated, from the bow outwards, with beading, a plain ridge, a wavy line, a plain ridge and beading (the other wing matching this poattern too). At the top of the bow is a vertical raised ridge; a pseudo forward hook. The integral headstud is a raised ovoid area with a circle of blue enamel surrounded by a ring of red enam…
Created on: Sunday 10th August 2014
Last updated: Sunday 10th August 2014
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