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Record ID: WREX-9B9AA2
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Shropshire
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Complete copper alloy dumbbell type toggle of Iron Age or Roman date (c. 100BC to 100AD. The objects has two hemispherical terminals joined by a waisted circular shaft. There are integral raised collars where the shaft and terminal meet. Each terminal is decorated with a symmetrical triskele design. For a similar example on the PAS database see YORYM-B86525 Length: 20.66mm; diameter of terminals: 8.4mm; diameter of shaft: 6.4mm; weight: 6.6g
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-C7F53A
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy, possibly La Tène type, dagger or sword chape dating to the Early Iron Age (800-300 BC). The chape is anchor-shaped and consists of a rectangular (oval in section) central section which narrows. From this project two curving and tapering arms which create the anchor shape. These arms terminate in a circular bulbous projection, which have a slight indentation on one side only. The terminals are attached to the main body of the object by a small strip of copper alloy.There are traces of moulded decoration on the central part of the chape.Down the centre of this is a line…
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WREX-781CE7
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy escutcheon in the form of a human head of possible Iron Age or Roman date (c.100BC to 100AD). The face has distinctive lentoid eyes and a simple nose, with a short straight cut line for the mouth. There are also faint traces of mould line suggesting a hairline across the forehead and down the sides of the face.The back of the object is flat. Prof Martin Henig (pers comm) suggests this may be an applique from a bucket or similar. See NCL-41DE75 for a similar example. Length: 21.79mm; width: 15.25mm; thickness: 15.05mm; weight: 16.9g
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cwm', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-E19E4C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
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Unidentified copper alloy object of uncertain date. The object appears to to depict the eyes and snout of an animal. The back of the object is slightly hollow. The lentoid eyes lead to the suggestion that it could be the snout from a bulls head bucket mount dating from the Late Iron Age to Roman dating, circa 1st - century BC to 1st century AD. Length: 16.1mm; width: 9.89mm; thickness: 4.73mm; weight: 1.9g
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ruthin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-F20705
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy Roman zoomorphic plate brooch dating to c AD 100-200. The brooch is in the shape of a hen or cockerel. It is incomplete, with part of the pin and catch plate are missing. The main body of the brooch is hollow and oval in plan but rises at one end to form the head of the bird which has a ring and dot eye.At the other end there is a curved projection forming the tail.The tail has a small circular hole at its base.The back of the bird is decorated with cells filled with pale blue, dark blue, red and yellow enamel.The underside is hollow and plan. Length: 37.75mm; Width:…
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: WREX-DC5D73
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible Iron Age carved stone head.The head is carved from a single piece of limestone with a high quantity of shelly material within it.The face is tilted slightly to the left.It has distinctive lentoid eyes and a large wedge-shaped nose with a very simple slit mouth.The ears are also very simply carved.The back of the head is very smooth, although there appears to have been some attempt to create some form to the back of the head.The head has been truncated at the neck with a straight cut. ​The head has some lichen adhering. Height: 455mm; width: 267mm; thickness: 120mm.It …
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanfiar Dyffryn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-8C46A0
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible Iron Age or Roman copper alloy horse harness fitting.The object has four circular lobes separated by a central open diamond-shaped cut-out.One of the four lobes is pierced for suspension - this has an internal diameter of 2.82mm. Length: 25.21mm; width: 23.42mm; thickness: 7mm; weight: 8.6g
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thirkleby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-F4BC57
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy, late Iron Age or early Roman, escutcheon or mount in the form of a swan or goose head. The object comprises a ring that is 25mm in diameter, 5.27mm thick with an internal diameter of 15.4mm.The mount takes the form of a swan or goose-head with the neck curved to create the loop from which the ring hangs.The bill of the bird rests on its "breast" which is crudely decorated with 4 parallel, V-shaped grooves. Total length (of both elements) 48mm; width of mount 11.44mm; thickness of mount 16.04mm.The object weighs: 20.2g.
Created on: Monday 31st July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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