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    • Broad period: ROMAN
    • Created by: Victoria Allnatt
    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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Record ID: HESH-07E49A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment from the head and upper bow of a cast copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch dating from AD 75 - 175. The fragment of the brooch is distorted with the bow being further bent and distorted - probably deliberately in antiquity. The head of the brooch is oval in plan. The reverse of it is divided by a vertical rectangular bar which is pierced at the mid-point. It is through this hole that the spring / pin would have been fixed. Both the pin and spring are lost. The head of brooch tapers from a flared upper bow and then expands with a thickened ridge below which three mo…
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Malpas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-07DB3E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative Polden Hill (flat wing ends type, West Midlands) brooch, Mackreth 2011, 4.a-4.b. Plate 46, of Roman date (AD80-120). The wings are semi-cylindrical and the perforated wing / end caps are lost. The pin, axis bar, spring are also lost. A large depression is present on the reverse of the brooch; this is filled with a black coloured deposit. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular (comma shaped) in profile. The upper edge of the head has a flat triangular wedge shaped boss - which is probably all that remains of a rearward pr…
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: HESH-0509EA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman cooper alloy AS of Trajan (AD 98 - AD 117) dating to (AD 103-111) Reece Period 10. Reverse type: Fortuna standing left holding rudder, resting on prow with cornucopiae. RIC vol 2. no. 500.
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 4th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-33D62F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete late Roman/ Early-Medieval (AD 400-600) penannular brooch of Fowler's Type D and Booth's type D2. The frame is sub-circular, and oval in cross-section. The pin is missing. The brooch is made from a single cylindrical piece of copper alloy that has been bent into a circle, with the outer edges bent back to form terminals lying flat against the frame. The terminals each have a pair of incurved facets on their top edges and a groove across each end, forming what looks like a very stylised animal head (Booth, 2014, 148: type D2). The terminals touch each other. There is no f…
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-30BA94
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nail possibly dating from the Roman period to the Medieval period (AD 43-AD500) although more likely dating to the Roman period. The nail is square sectioned with a convex circular globular shaped head. The body of the nail tapers to a blunted square sectioned terminal. The shaft tapers at an angle rather than straight. This has possibly suffered damage in the plough soil. The nail has a mid-dark green even coloured patina with smooth surfaces. The body of the nail has small possible filling marks. There are no further marks or decoration on the nail. Allason-Jones a…
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-2EB17E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180) dating to AD 168-169. Reverse type: Aequitas seated with holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC III, no. 969, 1479, or 1484.
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 8th May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-C79546
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman coin: copper-alloy radiate or nummus of an unknown Emperor dating to the period AD 260 to 409 (Reece Period uncertain). Unknown mint. The legend is too worn to identify further. The reverse possibly depicts a standing figure.
Created on: Friday 6th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2016
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Record ID: HESH-0DE172
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy dupondius of Trajan (AD 98-117), dating to AD 103-111 (Reece Period 5). Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae, foot on Dacian. Mint of Rome. RIC II, p. 280, no. 505.
Created on: Wednesday 28th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 28th October 2015
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Record ID: HESH-6503CC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman Aesica brooch dating to circa (AD 50-75). The upper bow is complete and the partial remains of one wing cap. The opposing wing cap, axis bar, pin, foot and catch plate are missing. The brooch has the left hand wing partially intact that is semi-cylindrical in profile. The upper bow is broadly triangular in plan with expanded knopped terminals in the bottom corners. On the lower edge of the triangular bow is a narrowed moulded collar comprised of two horizontal ribs. The collar extends to a broken terminal from which originally the lower fantail s…
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Record ID: HESH-64216D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy brooch of Colchester-derivative Polden Hill (fMackreth Group 4, flat wing ends), Mackreth 2011, 4.a-4.b, 4c, Plate 46 type, AD 80-120. The wings are semi-cylindrical with perforated wing / end caps. The wing caps are complete. The rearward facing hook, spring, pin, foot and catch plate are missing. The remains of the rearward facing hook is visible, this is located at the centre of the bow on the upper edge. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular (comma shaped) in profile. The bow tapers to a broken terminal. The catch-plate on the rear has bee…
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
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Record ID: HESH-6403DC
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy Trulla or pan handle dating to the second century AD. The pan handle consists of a single flat piece of copper alloy. The handle has a curved upper edge with a large semi-circular perforation. The curve of the perforation mirrors the curve of the upper edge of the handle. Below the upper curved edge the handle broadens around the perforation where there are two animal heads flanking the outer edge of the object. Below the perforation the handle then tapers to a flat broken edge that has two small circular perforations at each corner. The two zoomorphic figures fla…
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Adforton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-25897C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Maximinus Daia (AD 306-313), dating to the period AD 312-313 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type. Mint of Ostia. RIC VI, p. 409, no. 90a.
Created on: Monday 5th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th October 2015
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Record ID: HESH-6CAE37
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Roman sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus (AD 161-180)(Reece period 8). Reverse depicts a seated figure holding a globe and spear.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-6C9828
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy sestertius of uncertain Emperor, dating to the period AD 43-250. Reverse type uncertain but possibly depicts a female figure standing left, holding cornucopiae in left, and right arm out. Probably Mint of Rome. The coin measures 27-30 mm in diamter and weighs 12.9g.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-5D42BA
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy 'Door Knob' spear butt of Roman or Early Medieval date, c. 200-300 AD or 500-600 AD. The object consists of a hollow sub-conical butt-end with a sub-circular rim, which tapers into a hollow open-ended cylindrical shaft which has a broken terminal. In profile the butt has straight walls until it flares out forming a bulbous base with rounded sides and a slightly flattened base which is damaged on the rim. The spear butt does not appear to have any decoration. The object has a mid to dark green coloured uneven patina. The spear butt is a 'door-knob' type …
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-D0D248
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper alloy nummus of Licinius I, dating to c. AD 310-313 (Reece period 15). Reverse: GENIO POP ROM. Mint of Trier. RIC VI, p. 226, no. 845a.
Created on: Wednesday 8th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 5th October 2015
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Record ID: HESH-D09372
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy nummus of House of Constantine (AD313-364). Reverse type possible Quadriga, four horsed chariot.
Created on: Wednesday 8th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
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Record ID: HESH-CFF86B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 293-306) dating to AD 313-314. Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]. Mint:London. Bust (B4 type) draped and cuirassed. Reverse: Sol standing facing left, raising right hand with whip and globe. Reverse mint mark: S / F // PLN (RIC vol VII no. 5 or 7.
Created on: Wednesday 8th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
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Record ID: HESH-CF5504
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Contempory copy (plated copy) of a Roman silver denarius of unknown ruler, dating to 2nd century AD. Reverse type possibly depicting a seated winged victory.
Created on: Wednesday 8th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
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Record ID: HESH-18C206
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from the head and bow of a cast copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch dating from AD 75 - 175. All that remains of the brooch is the head of the brooch which is circular in plan with an integral loop and the mid section of the bow. The foot terminates in a broken and rounded point. There is no evidence of the catch plate or foot of the brooch. The decoration on the bow consists of a swollen moulded D shaped in profile raised moulding which is decorated above and below by a single recessed groove on the front of the bow only. The reverse side is flat and smooth. The brooch…
Created on: Tuesday 24th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bridgnorth', grid reference and parish protected.


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