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    • Surface: Inlaid with enamel
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Record ID: BH-35F7B8
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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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: BH-220C84
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hertfordshire
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Part of a Late Iron Age copper-alloy artefact. The piece is of flat section and has a concave underside, which would have allowed it to fit a curved object. The design 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 segmented. Width: 39.5mm; length: 26.3mm; thickness: 3.7mm. Weight:…
Created on: Monday 18th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 18th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Hadham', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: KENT-9D9917
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Record ID: KENT-3B16EB
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
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An unidentified copper alloy object of probable Roman date. The object is semi-circular in plan and flat in cross section. There is an area of old damage on the top edge of the semi-circle which appears to occurred when some form of attachment was broken away by an old break. The reverse of the object is undecorated. The front of the object has a raised boarder creating a sunken field over the surface of the object. In the centre of the field there are two raised opposing spirals which are joined together in the center. Around the spirals and in the center of each is filled in with …
Created on: Thursday 7th August 2014
Last updated: Friday 8th August 2014
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Record ID: SOM-F9D5FA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A fragmentary cast copper alloy developed T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. Present is the most of the head and upper bow; the pin, lower bow, including leg and catch-plate, are missing. The head is formed of cylindrical wings with a central slot. One of the wings is broken with only about half of the original wing surviving. Orange/brown corrosion product in the slot and on the lower surface of the bow below suggests that the axis bar for the hinged pin was made of iron. Both wings are decorated with a trio of grooves, thus creating a pair of ridges, at the end largely on the lower…
Created on: Monday 4th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: WAW-952471
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
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Roman (1st to 2nd centuries) unidentified object: The copper alloy object has a sub-drop shaped body which has an off-centre stem protruding from the tip. The body has abraded edges and is domed in profile, and hollow on the reverse. On the outer face of the body there is decoration in the form of a pair of curvilinear triangular cells mirroring each other which have traces of light blue enamel. There are traces of other cells below which are at the edge of the object. These cells have traces of yellow enamel within them. The stem is short and appears to be complete and on the reverse,…
Created on: Wednesday 30th July 2014
Last updated: Friday 1st August 2014
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Record ID: BH-77ED3C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Roman copper-alloy disc brooch. The circular brooch is of flat section and has a cast geometric design in its upper surface, the cells defined by low, flat-topped ridges. This pattern takes the form of a ten-pointed star or stylised flower head, with a circular setting at the centre and a single pellet within each triangle. Traces of blue enamel survive within the area between the star and the outer rim, and also within a few of the points of the star; the inner field of the star retains much of its yellow enamel inset, with an unidentified colour in the central circle. The hinge an…
Created on: Tuesday 29th July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilstead', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: WAW-167535
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
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Roman (2nd to early 3rd century) plate brooch: The copper alloy brooch is a trefoil in plan, composed of three adjoining circular cells, each of which is decorated with a central pellet and an annulet. In the central field there is light green coloured enamel, which may have originally been red, and the exterior field is filled with mid green enamel, and this may be the original colour. The combination of the three raised circles creates a small triangular cell in the centre of the plate, which is also filled with enamel, possibly the light green. The reverse is flat and undecorated, …
Created on: Thursday 24th July 2014
Last updated: Thursday 31st July 2014
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Record ID: SUR-0DCD97
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A small medieval cast copper alloy shield-shaped harness pendant. Some gilding survives but the design in red enamel is very worn and its nature is unclear.
Created on: Thursday 24th July 2014
Last updated: Thursday 24th July 2014
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Record ID: BH-FDC951
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A Medieval copper-alloy shield-shaped mount with enamelled decoration. The flat-sectioned mount bears the following heraldic device: Gules an eagle displayed ?Argent beaked and armed Azure. There is no obvious means of attachment, but possible traces of solder on the reverse may suggest that the piece was originally mounted on a metal surface. Height: 33.8mm; width: 26.3mm; thickness: 3.9mm. Weight: 18.78g. No exact parallel could be traced for the arms on this mount; however, a very similar piece, found in Norfolk, is illustrated by Steven Ashley (2002: Fig. 15, no. 143). The major…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Standon', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: KENT-CDE099
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
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A fragment of a Roman copper alloy Equal Ended brooch of probably 2nd century date. The fragment is trapezoidal in plan and rectangular in cross section. There are two triangular cells on the front surface one of which retains red enamelling. Two parallel grooves are below the cell before the brooch terminates in a blunt straight edge. The opposite end terminates in an old break. On the reverse there are two circular lugs forming part of the spring mechanism thought which the pin would have been attached. The reverse of the brooch is undecorated. The fragment probably once formed ha…
Created on: Monday 21st July 2014
Last updated: Monday 21st July 2014
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Record ID: BERK-8EEBEF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman disc brooch dating to the second century AD. The brooch is circular in plan and is decorated with two fields of coloured enamel. The outer concentric field has the remains of a dark (now black) enamel. The centre of the brooch has raised cell edges that form an curved, open-armed cross. Each cell contains red enamel. In the centre is a raised circular disc of copper alloy. The outer edges of the brooch are damaged and mostly missing. The reverse of the brooch retains the double-lugs for the pin and part of the catchplate. A similar brooch is illust…
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th August 2014
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Record ID: NCL-512AFA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
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A fragmentary headstud brooch of early Roman date, c. AD 70-200. Only the head of the brooch remains, consisting of the upper bow, arms, and pin mechanism. The bow is rectangular in section, and enough remains to indicate that it tapered toward the foot. No headstud is present, but this was probably located below the break of the bow. A row of alternating red and blue enamel squares runs up the centre of the bow. The arms are square in appearance (facing forward) and D-shaped in section, with the flat face forward. Each arm bears a vertical arrangement of three small rectangular field…
Created on: Tuesday 15th July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 15th July 2014
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Record ID: NCL-50D4E9
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete copper-alloy harness pendant of Medieval date, c. AD 1100-1350. The harness pendant consists of a rectangular hanger that is only slightly decorated with a narrow groove across the middle width, separating the head of the hanger from the hinged suspension lug. The reverse of the hanger has a shank of rectangular section that appears to have an abbraded break at its end. The pendant suspends from the hanger from a shank positioned in the centre of the upper edge of a shield-shape. The tip of the shield is missing, and the surface has been considerably worn, but enough re…
Created on: Tuesday 15th July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 15th July 2014
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