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Record ID: HESH-07E49A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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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-0710F1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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Roman coin: A silver denarius of Elagabalus (AD 218-222) Reece Period 10. PAX AVGVSTI reverse type depicting Pax with sceptre and olive branch. Mint of Rome. RIC vol 4, part 2. Page 36. no 125.
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0509EA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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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
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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
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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
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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-0F9BC1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
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A silver denarius of Mark Anthony's 'Legionary coinage', 32-31BC. Reece period 1, ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley right; Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards. The reverse surface has many scratch marks and the bottom half is damaged, therefore the reverse legend is unclear. Crawford 544ff. These coins were struck by Mark Antony for the use of his fleet and legions when he was preparing for the struggle with Octavius, which culminated in the Battle of Actium on the 2nd of September, 31 BC. A similar coin has been discovered in the same field as this one (PUB…
Created on: Wednesday 28th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2016
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Record ID: HESH-6503CC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
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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-6403DC
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
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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-6E80AA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
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Roman: Four body sherds of a very coarse oxidised (orange) wheel thrown ceramic vessel, Severn Valley Ware which dates from the 2nd to 4th CenturiesAD. The sherds have a bulk weight of 19.6 grams, they vary in size and thickness. One sherd is possibly from a rim due to its rounded surface. One sherd differs in the sherd specifics as detailed below. Sherd specific details for three sherds: Fabric type: 'Severn Valley Ware' Firing condition: oxidised exterior, oxidised (orange) core, oxidised (orange) interior Hardness: Hard Surface texture: Smooth Condition of sherd: abraded.…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
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Record ID: HESH-6E51F8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
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Roman: one body sherd of a very coarse oxidised (orange) wheel thrown ceramic vessel, Severn Valley Ware which dates from the 2nd to 4th Centuries AD. The sherd measures: 40.69 mm length, 30.65 mm width, 8.01mm thick and weighs 9.6g. Sherd specific details: Fabric type: 'Severn Valley Ware' Firing condition: oxidised exterior, oxidised (orange) core, oxidised (orange) interior Hardness: Hard Surface texture: Smooth Condition of sherd: abraded.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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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-F35793
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman: Two body sherds of an oxidised (orange) wheel thrown ceramic vessel, Severn Valley Ware, dates from the 2nd to 4th Centuries AD. Sherd specific details: Fabric type: 'Severn Valley Ware' Firing condition: oxidised exterior, unoxidised (grey) core, unoxidised (grey) interior Hardness: Hard Surface texture: Smooth Condition of sherd: abraded. Due to the smallness of the sherds the diameter of the vessels cannot be estimated. The larger sherd measures: 29.49mm length, 32.07mm width, is 7.55mm thick, and weighs 7.5 grams. The second smaller sherd measures 29.54…
Created on: Thursday 27th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 14th April 2016
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Record ID: HESH-F33502
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman: A single sherd of an oxidised (orange) wheel thrown ceramic vessel, Severn Valley Ware, dates from the 2nd to 4th Centuries AD. Due to the smallness of the sherd the diameter of the vessel cannot be estimated. Fabric type: 'Severn Valley Ware' Firing condition: oxidised exterior, unoxidised (grey) and oxidised (orange) core, oxidised (orange) interior Hardness: Hard Surface texture: Smooth Condition of sherd: abraded. The sherd measures 30.66mm length, 27.92mm width, is 6.69mm thick, and weighs 6.5 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 14th April 2016
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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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