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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: NMGW-6719BC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold posy ring of flattened D cross-section, and slightly mishapen. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text Fear God love me in italic script, preceded with a small rectangular hall mark with the initials AP. The ascenders on the d of the text turn to the left, ending in a small loop. The ascenders on the 'l' turn to right, ending in a small loop. These features can be seen in early eighteenth-century writing guides, such as George Shelley's Penna Volans, after ye English, French & Dutch Way, of c. 1710, and examples of business writing of about 1711 (Whalley 1980, 252-3…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-64A391
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a small post-medieval seal matrix (weight 5.25g.). The matrix is engraved with a motif of a naked male Eros with cherubic face facing forward, holding bow and arrow, shown with one wing and a quiver extending behind the back. The naked figure stands in a pasture of long vegetation. The handle tapers upwards to a circular loop with transverse perforation with apex knop, above a transverse collar. The oval matrix has a single engraved beaded border, and measures 14.6mm x 12.4mm. The height of the matrix is 19.2mm. The object, which is worn, has not undergone…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-6337C2
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Six post medieval silver coins: 1. Henry VIII (1509-47), groat, London; 2nd coinage, with privy-marks Lys (1529-32), obv./Rose (1526-9), rev. North 1797; 2.65g, unworn. 2 Elizabeth I (1558-1603), shilling, London; p.-m. Bell (1583). N.2014; 5.73g, unworn. 3 Elizabeth I, sixpence, London; p.-m. Key, dated 1595. N.2015; 2.50g, chipped. Some wear? 4 Elizabeth I, threepence, London; p.-m. Eglantine, dated 157?. N.1998; 1.37g, some wear. 5 Probably Elizabeth I, groat, p.-m.?. 0.97g, worn flat. 6 Uncertain, perhaps a 17th-century 'milled' threepence (after 1662). 0.75g, worn flat.…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-3C726B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold posy-ring (incomplete). The hoop fragment is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is cast with a repeating pattern of circular and diamond-shaped cells, the former having small raised quatrefoils, the latter raised single dots. Raised dots fill the field between the cells and the plain borders. The areas between the raised decoration are inlaid with white enamel, most of which is now missing, with intervening raised gold spots and cells. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: FANCI , in Roman capitals. Hoop distorted and diameter unobtainable;…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3BA0FE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold ring in the form of a plain broad band of flattened D cross section. The inner face is engraved with legendX I LYKE MY CHOYS in Roman capitals. The hoop has an internal diameter of 19mm; external diameter of 21.6mm; band width 5.7mm; band thickness of 0.9mm; weight 6.41g. The finger ring from Llangunllo has a form which is hard to date, existing in the fifteenth century, and continuing up to the present. Dating is therefore reliant on the legend and the style of lettering, which is typical of a seventeenth-century date. There are a number of variants of this inscription recorded …
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-26A732
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold posy-ring. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is engraved with a repeating vegetal pattern of stylized flowers and scrolls, on a blue enamel background. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: Forget not the gift, in italic script. There is an oval hall-mark, double struck and now indecipherable. The internal hoop diameter 17 mm; maximum band width 2.5 mm; band thickness 0.8mm; weight 1.94g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The style of the lettering, which closely resembles that on an enamelled posy ring…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-ED4334
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post medieval copper alloy ring, probably a finger-ring of 17th or 18th century date. The circular ring is near-complete with some peripheral damage (with a diameter of 21.2mm and a weight of 3.5g). The ring comprises a uniform rectangular-sectioned band, with straight parallel sides (with a width of 6.9mm and a thickness of 1.3mm). A join is evident across the band. The ring is decorated with single grooves near each edge. The interior of the ring is undecorated and appears to have been finished. It is likely that the ring is a simple finger-ring, it is also possible that it is a …
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'at Pentwyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-ABA8DA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post medieval silver coin James I (1603-25) shilling, London Second coinage and fourth bust; privy mark: Coronet (1607-9) North 2100 weight: 5.53g
Created on: Friday 12th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 12th June 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-27AC3F
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy buckle of 16th to mid 17th century date The buckle is complete and is of oval, double-looped type, with an integral suspension loop at the base (with an overall length of 53.7mm, a width of 39.1mm and a weight of 13.0g). The oval frame (43.1mm long) is concave across its width (giving a depth of 5.8mm) and the sides are bevelled on the rear (with a thickness of 1.6mm - 2.7mm). The unlooped end of the bar has a ribbed moulding on the frame but otherwise there is no decoration. The integral loop (of 12mm diameter) is perpendicular to the axis of the buckle …
Created on: Monday 6th October 2014
Last updated: Monday 6th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tiltup Farm', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-23630A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is a decorative silver gilt finger ring. The hoop, which is of flattened D cross-section, has a break and is distorted. The outer surface is decorated with narrow bands comprising an engraved ring dot with four short 'spokes' (?stylized flower or star), separated by bands of raised dotes (each having eight rows). The band width is 8mm, band thickness 2.4mm and weight 9.987g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The decorative style and form of the ring indicate that it probably dates to the period AD 1500-50. Similar examples with zig-zag banding have…
Created on: Friday 25th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 21st September 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-91F46E
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is a silver bodkin-type dress-pin with ear scoop on one end, and tapering to a point at the other end. The shaft has a flattened quadrangular cross-section, and engraved on both sides between the head and threading hole is a flower-head motif, with a flower repeated below the eye. The pin is bent, and has not received any conservation.
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Friday 18th July 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-C884A8
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The dress-hook is of trefoil form and is near-complete missing the central knop securing the components and is now fragmentary. At the apex, is a silver plate of floral, sexfoil form (8.1nmm diameter and 1.0mm thick), previously secured by the central rivet but now loose (6.5mm long and 1.4mm diameter). The plate has incised radial lines. The three hemispherical lobes are decorated with filigree arranged in circular patterns each of which contains three inner-circles and with raised pellets at the centres and between the circular devices. The backing plate has a border around the thre…
Created on: Tuesday 25th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-C845A3
Object type: DRESS PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The dress-pin has a spherical head and is incomplete missing the lower part of the distorted pin shaft. Each hemisphere of the head is decorated with three circles of filigree, each containing three smaller filigree circlets and with a central raised pellet. Filigree circlets also lie between each larger filigree circle. At the apex is a larger knop. The two parts of the head have a soldered join around the raised midsection, enhanced with filigree. At the base of the head the solder for attachment to the shaft is evident. The shaft is incomplete and distorted and has a uniform diamet…
Created on: Tuesday 25th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-4EF0A2
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The reported object is a small spherical bell made of silver sheet, in two hemispheres joined at the waist. It is complete, retaining a small figure-of-eight/S-shaped wire suspension link on its loop. It is plain without maker's mark or decoration apart from a single band of twisted wire cable ornament around then girth, masking the join seam of the two bell halves. Maximum diameter 15mm. Weight 00g. The bell has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. Metal Content: To judge from its colour and weight, and visual comparison with other silver rings and brooches in the collections…
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-4F3F08
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Decorative finger ring. The slightly misshapen hoop is of flattened D cross-section with raised external edges, and has an internal diameter of 17.5 x 20mm. The outer surface is decorated with four plain narrow diagonal bands separated by lines of beading. The band width is 6mm; weight 3.78g. The ring, which has unevenly worn inner and outer surfaces, has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The decorative style and form of the ring indicate that it dates to the period. 1500-50. Similar examples with zig-zag rather than parallel diagonal banding have been found at Buckingham…
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 27th November 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-4E90C6
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver object in the form of a trefoil-shaped blunt hooked clasp, fractured across trefoil, with traces of a repair on the hook. The hook has been flattened out, and no gilding is evident. The trefoil comprises three circular openwork back plates, to which twisted wire filigree circlets and pellets have been soldered. After the reverse of each had been filed flat, they were soldered together. Three twisted filigree decorated perforated circlets provide points of attachment to fabric. The hook bears a maker's mark RM in a shield. The object has a maximum length of 44mm, maximum widt…
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 21st January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-4CCFA5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Decorative gold mourning ring. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is cast with a repeating floral pattern. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: G. K. obt 26 March 1702 (italic script) Internal hoop diameter 17 mm; band width 4mm; band thickness 2mm; weight 5.8g. The style of the lettering and decoration, and the inscription date the ring to 1702. The ring is a fine example of what has been described as the earliest definite type of mourning ring, in use from the reign of Charles II until about 1720 (Oman 1930, 39). It typically recor…
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 27th November 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-BA0EC6
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver gilt dress-hook with a square-shaped back-plate cut from a sheet and cusped around the edge, which is perforated. A separate hook and bar loop have been soldered to the back. Attached to the front of the plate by solder is a hollow silver gilt box with three panels, each decorated with a pair of hollow hemispherical bosses, surrounded by fine filigree and plain rods demarcating panels. The is a cast fleur-de-lys above the pin and the junction with the base, and there are pellets between the bosses. The back of the baseplate is engraved with an 'X' or 'V' and an 'ω', presumably…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Sunday 20th October 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-B9F012
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver gilt dress-hook with a quatrefoil-shaped back-plate cut from a sheet, to which (on the reverse) a separate hook and bar loop had been soldered (now missing; the attachment scars are visible). Each petal bears a hollow boss, each bearing three filigree circlets (each encircling a single pellet, centrally placed). A silver hexafoil, not gilded so that it contrasts with its support, is fastened by silver wire, which passes through a central perforation and is then bent in opposite directions. Gilding extends to the back. Maximum width of back-plate 20mm; boss height 4.2 to 4.8mm; w…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 26th November 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-7CF463
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The button is of two-part construction of globular, sub-spherical form and is complete but is now in two fragments (with a reconstructed length of 22.2mm and a weight of 4.2g). The integral looped shank is circular sectioned (1.9mm thick) and is of pointed-oval form (with a length of 9.5mm, a width of 6.8mm and internal measurements of 5.0mm x 3.1mm). The near-spherical button is in two parts and would have been soldered around its midsection (where it has a diameter of 14.2 - 14.3mm, a thickness of 0.8mm and a height of 12.9mm); the interior is hollow. At the apex of the button is a …
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
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