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Record ID: SUR-814867
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A worn circular 18th century lead alloy medallion celebrating the Siege of Breslau (now Wroclaw) in present-day Poland in 1757. Side 1 shows a right-facing image of Frederick the Great and the legend FRIDERICUS MAG N DG REX BORUS EL BRAN[D DUS SILES]. Side 2 shows a battlescene including cannons and horses in front of town walls but the encircling inscription is difficult to read. One word at the bottom reads BRESLAU. The medallion is pierced for suspension above the image of Frederick.
Created on: Monday 22nd December 2014
Last updated: Monday 22nd December 2014
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Record ID: SUR-81024E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A Roman circular plate brooch with eight rounded projections (two are now missing) on its circumference. Both annular cells retain traces of red enamel. On the back are the hinge and catchplate but the pin is missing. The brooch is similar to Hattatt no.1055.
Created on: Monday 22nd December 2014
Last updated: Monday 22nd December 2014
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Record ID: NMS-42744F
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Roman plate brooch with domed boss and enamelled decoration, Mackreth 2011, British Plate type 3.a, with the hinged pin, one half of the pin lug, part of the pierced lobe in front of the catchplate and both lateral lobes missing. A jagged hole in the domed boss is ancient damage. Around a blind hole in the centre of the boss are two circles of fourteen triangular cells inlaid with alternately red enamel and blue glass. Cf. Mackreth 2011, pl. 108, no. 11577 and Hattatt 2000, fig. 209, no. 128. Extant length 30mm.Height of dome 4.8mm. 2nd century.
Created on: Friday 19th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 19th December 2014
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Record ID: NMS-C21D74
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Incomplete Roman copper alloy enamelled plate brooch of Mackreth 2011, British type 2.b, parts of the edge, most of the catchplate and all of the spring and pin missing. The central concave-sided hexagonal cell is inlaid with yellow enamel and the outer cell with red. The pin lug is single. Diameter 21mm. Second half 2nd century.
Created on: Saturday 13th December 2014
Last updated: Saturday 13th December 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-AE9EA2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete cast copper alloy disc brooch of Roman date, (AD43-410). The object is oval in plan and is flat. The object is decorated on its outer face with three concentric bands of degraded enamel which can only be seen on one half of the object. A small patch of surviving enamel in the outer concentric band is dark blue in colour. The undecorated reverse has a double lug of the pin hinge remaining below which is an incomplete catchplate. The pin is missing. The object has a light green corroded patina and can be dated from AD100-200.
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Collingham', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: GLO-ACBAF5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Copper alloy Polden Hill type brooch that has rearward facing lugs on either end of the wings that hold spring support bar, the spring is made of about seven curls but is heavily encrusted in corrosion, the pin is missing. There is a rearwards facings hook at the back of the head that holds the spring external cord. At the top of the bow are two rectangular cells that each holds alternating squares of orange and white enamel creating a chequered pattern. Below are two angled lugs at the apex of the bow, the rest of the leg is plain except for a central ridge that runs down to the globu…
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-9CC75B
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A complete copper alloy Roman seal box with an enamelled lid, dating from about 100 - 300 AD. The seal box is rectangular in plan and section. There is a protruding hinge mechanism at one end. The lid has a single lug as poart of the hinge. The three lower sides of the lid are longer than the top edge; they extend to the base of the box. The long side a centrally notched to alloy a cord to pass through the chamber. The face is decorated with an enamelled "celtic" design: there is a copper alloy border, then a red background, and cells bordered by copper alloy. There is an abstract S s…
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 11th December 2014
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Record ID: SOM-9C98D3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper-alloy Roman symmetrical plate brooch of the second century AD, missing the pin and a small part of the catchplate. Broadly the brooch is formed of two equal triangles arranged base to base and joined by a constricted but thickened waist section at the centre of the brooch. The waist has flat D-shaped ends, 9.7mm wide and 4.3mm thick, which form the base of the triangles. Between these it is narrowed to a waist 6.1mm wide and 3.3mm thick with a slightly raised and thickened centre flanked by thinner sections. The triangular ends are otherwise flat with circular knops at the out…
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy CP', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: PUBLIC-992469
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A probably early Roman copper alloy strap fitting or strap slide, probably dating from the 2nd century. It is 20.1mm long, 7.9mm wide and 7.1mm thick with a weight of 2.77grams. The fitting has a majority light green patina and is rectangular in form with rounded ends, decorated with an embossed design which appears to have four limbs and a head (possibly a creature or a figure) in the shape of a cross. It is surrounded by the remains of red and blue enamel in the recesses; red in tringular cells at ecah end of the fitting, and blue in at least two cells on each side of the central rai…
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 15th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Harrogate', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SUR-8905CD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A cast copper alloy Roman cruciform plate brooch of probable 2nd century date. The central element is a slightly rounded square with a projection at each corner. Each projection contains a hollow for an enamel inlay; two inlays of blue enamel survive. Centrally within the brooch is an oval projection, hollowed behind, which has been engraved in the form of a human face, projecting towards the viewer. The face is set on a rounded projeciton. The eyes and mouth have been deeply cut and the eyebrows are in the form of an upside down letter V. A worn hinge and catchplate survive on the rev…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th December 2014
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Record ID: IOW-71311D
Object type: STUD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A complete Medieval cast copper-alloy and enamelled heraldic harness stud (c. 1307-1324). The front face of the pendant carries an enamelled heraldic device comprising four transverse bands in blue enamel, with five red birds or martlets fairly evenly spaced around the plate, the silvering in between now missing due to post-depositional corrosion. However, a small fleck of decayed silver survives. At the rear, an integral tapering spike is sub-square in cross-section and its tip is bent at an angle of 90°. The metal is drab green with tiny areas of corrosion. Diameter: 22.3mm; thick…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NMGW-705B58
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Polden Hill / T-shaped type and of later 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is near-complete, missing the pin and bow setting (with a surviving length of 58.7mm, a depth of 16.0mm and a weight of 18.2g). The spring is secured between perforated lateral lugs and the missing chord was tensioned by a lug at the head, in a 'Polden Hill, lug type' arrangement. The wings are semi-cylindrical (with a width of 22.3mm) and the oval terminals are expanded and ribbed (8.6mm x 7.0mm); there is the suggestion that the terminals were enhanced with a single groove,…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 9th December 2014
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Record ID: WMID-1D41BA
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete copper alloy harness pendant of Medieval date, (AD 1250 - AD 1350). The pendant is of the 'heater'-shaped shield type (a flat top, with sides that curve steeply to a point). The upper edge has an integral suspension loop, which is set at right angles to the pendant. It is angled forwards, with an incomplete oval pierced loop (the top of the loop is missing presumed lost in antiquity). The front of the pendant features heraldic design, made using red enamel. The design is a chevron (inverted V) pattern across the centre of the object on red enamel background. A probable …
Created on: Friday 5th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 18th December 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-1CC8FF
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete copper alloy horse harness pendant of Medieval date (AD 1200-1400). The object is heraldic and therefore shield shaped with three chevron channels, most likely integral, which a large amount of retained red probable enamel. The reverse is smooth, undecorated and slightly concave. There is a semi-circular notched aspect centrally along the top of the object which is probably the remnants of the suspension loop. The metal is dark green in colour with a smooth patina.
Created on: Friday 5th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 5th December 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-1C3AA1
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A fragment of copper alloy horse harness pendant of Medieval date (AD 1300-1550). The object consists of the upper portion of a lozenge shaped harness pendant with a raised outer and an integral boarder which respect the shape of the object. Between the inner and outer boarders there is some retained red possible enamel. The object terminates in an old break. The reverse of the object retains a small projecting spur which would have formed the suspension loop. The reverse is smooth and undecorated. The metal is a dark green in colour with a pitted and corroded patina.
Created on: Friday 5th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 5th December 2014
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Record ID: WMID-034118
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dudley
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete enamelled copper alloy Headstud brooch variant, of Roman dating (AD 75 to AD 200). Around 75% of the brooch remains, the spring, pin and part of the catch plate are missing, along with some of the decorative elements, presumed lost in antiquity. The brooch is sub T-shaped in plan and sub D-shaped in cross section. It has an angled (comma shaped) bow. The wings of the brooch are rectangular in plan and concave in section on the reverse, they have a circular indent (Diameter: 4.5 mm) with a circular perforation (hole) (Diameter: 1.2 mm) in the centre of the indent at each…
Created on: Thursday 4th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 5th December 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-F1F6CC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An almost complete cast copper alloy millefiori enamelled disc brooch dating to the Roman period. The object is circular in plan and flat. The face of the brooch is decorated with millefiori enamelling. The mosaic style decoration consists of rows of alternating blue and white chequerboard panels, and larger square blue and white chequerboard panels within a red border. The outer edge of the brooch is raised to contain the enamelling. At the rear of the object is a double-lug pin loop from which projects the very top of the pin. The catchplate measures 8.06mm in length and is 2.51mm t…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horton-cum-Peel', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-F1583D
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Copper alloy with iron and enamel Stud. Sub-spherical or onion shaped stud with a hollow back with central collar of diameter 7.5mm retaining the stub of an iron pin of diameter 4.8mm. The outer surface bears twenty eight sunken compartments retaining brick red enamel. These comprise a basal circumferential ring, twenty six triangular compartments, mostly ascending in series of three, and a circular apical cell which has a central spot of a yellowish tint, either intrusive or a solitary element of a different coloured enamel. The object stands rather proud to have decorated a scabbard…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rudston', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LVPL-F0CA71
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A cast copper alloy mount of uncertain date and function. The object is irregular in plan with an incomplete central rectangular cut-out, surrounded on one edge with an oval projection. The oval is decorated with a moulded spiral which is open at one end and terminates with a pellet. Within the crescent are traces of bright red enamel. Where the crescent terminates are four moulded ovals which may represent petals of a flower with a central circular cut-out. The 'flower' is incomplete. Within each oval traces of red enamel remain. The central rectangular cut-out may indicate this is a…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wadworth', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SF-DDF29B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A copper-alloy Roman bow brooch of headstud type. It has short, rectangular wings that are decorated on their front faces with three vertical grooves separated by vertical ribs, the central rib on each wing having notched decoration. At the centre of the wings is an integrally cast single loop and rear hook that folds forwards onto the head of the bow. These hold in place a separately cast copper-alloy spring chord and spring of six coils from which extends the cylindrical pin that is missing its tip due to old breaks. The bow is rectangular in form, oval in section, and tapers towards…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Last updated: Monday 8th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pentlow', grid reference and parish protected.

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