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Record ID: ESS-1B2F1C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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A fragment of a wheel made Roman New Forest beaker. The beaker dates to the period AD270-340. The fragment shows three decorative (pastry wheel) lines running around the circumference of the beaker. The beaker is Fulford's Type 27. A straight sided indented vessel. The fragment is 88.60mm high and 75.20mm wide. The fragment shows a greyish/brown glaze over an orange ochre base.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1B0A52
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A copper alloy pin, probably of Roman date. The pin has a globular head which is decorated with an incised line which spirals from the top of the head to the base of the head. The shaft of the pin tapers to a sharp point and is cylindrical in section The pin is 47.20mm long. The diameter of the head is 3.80mm and the diameter of the shaft is 1.20mm.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1A0947
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy brooch probably dating to the Roman period. The brooch would probably have been circular in shape although only a quarter of the circle remains. There are two tubular turrets remaining on the brooch, possibly out of four, which would have contained a jewel or stone. Between the turrets is a double phallic symbol. The turrets are connected by a semi-circular sectioned curved bar. At the base of one of the turrets is a hole which either held the hinge for the pin or was the locating hole for the pin. At the base of each turret opposite the existing joining ba…
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-47B878
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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Copper-alloy coin. Likely a Roman nummus or radiate of unknown ruler c. 260 - 400 AD. Obverse: illegibe. Inscription illegible Reverse: illegible. Inscription illegible
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-47A4B9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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Copper-alloy coin. Likely a Roman nummus of unknown ruler c. 295 - 400 AD. Obverse: laureate bust right. Inscription illegible. Reverse: illegible. Inscription illegible
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-476E7F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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Copper-alloy Nummus of Constantine I (306 - 337 AD). Soli Invicto Comiti reverse type. Mint unknown. Reece period 15 Obverse: Laureate bust right. [IMP CONS]TANTINVS AVG Reverse: Sol standing left with globe and whip. Mintmark illegible
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-FB2FC6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy sestertius of Faustina II, struck under Marcus Aurelius at Rome (161-175 AD). Reece period 8. MATRI MAGNAE reverse. Obverse is bust of Faustina facing right. Inscription illegible. Reverse is Cybele seated holding drum with two lions by throne. Inscription illegible. See also LEIC-D1F687, SUSS-916B45, SUR-98A12D, PUBLIC-C4E843
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-F4FC58
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Steelyard weight of Roman date c. 43 - 410 AD. The weight is pear-shaped and circular in section. It is made from cast copper-alloy, and features an iron rod core. There is iron staining at the top and bottom around the remains of the central perforation. The surface is generally even with some scratching, and the patina is a dark green. Dimensions: weight: 183.4g, height: 41.7mm, width (at widest point): 34.3mm, width at top perforation: 9.4mm
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-F4522E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Finger ring (plain) of probable Roman date (c. 40 - 410 AD). The ring is made of cast copper-alloy and is undecorated. The band is 'D' shaped in cross section. Dimensions: weight: 11.6g, diameter: 25.5mm, band thickness: 2.9mm
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-F39AD0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy Nummus of the House of Constantine (306-361 AD ) VRBS ROMA reverse. Lyon mint (c. 330-335 AD) Obverse is helmeted bust of Roma left. Reverse is wolf suckling twins. [VRBS ROMA] legend. Mint in exergue *SLC
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-D6CC15
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 335 to 341 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers, one standard. Mint unclear.
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-ACF8BE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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Copper-alloy Roman radiate dating from c. 260 - 275 AD. Obverse: radiate crowned bust right. Reverse: seated figure left. S ? in field
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: ESS-58EB88
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Partial Roman trumpet type brooch dating from c. AD 50 - 200. The brooch is broken approximately half way down the bow. The head is damaged and some of the wings survive. The tip of the brooch head tapers up to a rounded point. ​Dimensions: weight: 4.1g, length: 20mm, width: 15mm, thickness: 3.5mm
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2F6493
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper-alloy brooch of Roman date, c. AD 75 - 175. The brooch has a semi-circular head plate with a partial suspension loop projecting form the centre of the head at the top. Directly opposite this, on the straight edge of the head, there is a transverse circular plate emerging from the mid-point of the tubular hinge mechanism. The bow emerges from the semi-circular head plate and features moulded relief at the apex of the curvature in the form of three transverse moulded ridges between two thinner moulded double collars. The bow extends down to a flat foot, also collar…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2F40AB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy finger ring of Roman date c. 350 - 500. Possibly manufactured from a cut-down bracelet. The ring is formed of a length of copper alloy with pointed cylindrical terminals and a flat mid-section. The ring has been formed by wrapping the length around in a circular form. The thickness of the ring band is varied, being 0.9mm at the flat mid-section, and 2.1mm toward the terminals. Dimensions: weight: 5.9g, diameter: 23.5mm
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2F3AC1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180). Obverse is bust facing right. Inscription illegible. Reverse is two figures standing, facing each other with hands clasped. S C in field
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2F084B
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast-copper alloy toilet implement of Roman date c. 50 - 350 AD. The item is cylindrical in section and tapers from a sharp point at one terminal to a flared section and another sharp point at the opposite end. Dimensions: weight: 8.0g, length (bent): 61.8mm, length (unbent): approx. 105.1mm, thickness: 3.0mm, flared portion thickness: 4.7mm
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2EF850
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete cast copper-alloy Colchester derivative brooch of double-lugged, Harlow type of c. AD 43-100. The brooch consists of an intact bow and catchplate. There is a central ridge which runs along the length of the bow and terminates at the apex at the top. There is a backward facing spring pin catch at the apex which holds the spring mechanism in place. The wings are almost completely intact. The spring mechanism is still present and sits inside the wings. The spring pin passes through the hole formed by the backward facing pin catch. The pin is missing. Dimensions: weight: 6…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd March 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2EC59E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy finger ring of Roman date. C. 1st - 3rd centuries AD. The ring in intact and retains a raised pointed oval bezel, also compose of copper-alloy. The ring band is 'D' shaped in section, and the shoulders are slightly flared. The lower portion of the band (directly opposite the bezel) is slightly thicker and features a slight point. The entire band is keeled. The top of the bezel features incised initials showing 'S S'. Dimensions: weight: 2.1g, diameter: 20.4mm, band thickness: 2.4mm, bezel height: 2.3mm
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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Record ID: ESS-E29339
Object type: SPATULA
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper-alloy Roman razor or spatula handle dating from c. AD100 - 250. The item is anthropomorphic and takes the form of a bust of Minerva. The head is represented three-dimensionally with stylised features. The head is sub-ovoid with incised eye formed of two rings with dots in the centre. The mouth is represented by a linear groove. The hair and helmet are cast in moulded relief. The hair is shown below the rim of the Corinthian helmet (the top of which is missing), and is represented by short linear incisions. The helmet rises from the head in a lentoid-conical shape, thoug…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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