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    • Broad period: ROMAN
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Record ID: WREX-C00D46
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy gilded plate brooch probably dating to c. AD150-350. The brooch consists of an oval plate with a raised ridge defining a central oval field, which likely originally contained a glass inlay, now lost. The perimeter of the brooch is decorated with two decorated bands. The inner has a row of triangles; the outer band has a row of X's. These bands would have been gilded traces of which survive. On the back of the brooch are the remains of a pierced lug that would have held the spring and pin, and the remains of the catchplate. Length: 38.72mm; width: 30.29mm; …
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WREX-788FF9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy roman Trumpet brooch, c. 1st century AD. (c.75 - 175 AD). The fragment consists of the flared 'trumpet' head of the brooch and part of the bow. The hinge mechanism, pin and catchplate are missing. The head has crescent shaped cells for coloured enamel.A very tiny piece of blue enamel survives in one of these. There is a mid-bow knob which appears to be decorated with the acanthus motif common to this type of brooch.The surface of the brooch is abraded with a pale green patina. Length: 25.99mm; width: 10.92mm; thickness: 7.53mm; weight: 6.8g
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th January 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WREX-E41008
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete silver denarius of Tiberius (AD 14-37), dating to the period AD 36-37 (Reece period 1).Obverse has a laureate head facing right with the legend [...]-AVG F.The reverse has a female seated figure facing right, holding long vertical spear in right hand, branch in left, on chair with ornamented legs. The legend reads [PON]TIF-MAXIM.Mint of Lyon. Cf. RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 95, no. 30. Diameter: 18.86mm; thickness: 2.10mm; weight: 2.5g
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bronington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-E25770
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy brooch of Roman date (AD75-120), most likely a hinged colchester derivative.The wings are cylindrical. The pin and catch plate are missing. The axial bar appears to still be in place and is encased within the head. The surface of the brooch is slightly pitted with a dark brown patina and appears to be undecorated. Length: 51.81mm; width: 25.35mm; thickness of bow: 9.92mm; weight: 34.6g
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abenbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-C2E7C3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy Roman nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to the period AD 330-340 (Reece period 17). Obverse has helmeted bust, left and the legend VRBS-[ROMA].Reverse has She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above. Uncertain mint. Mint mark: Wreath//[] Diameter:14.78mm; weight: 1.9g
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abergele', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-C2ADAA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy 'petalled knop' from a Roman trumpet dating to the late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. The object takes the form of a flower consisting of 26 petals around a central ring with a rounded projection at the centre.The rear of the object is largely plain with a shallow grooved around the outer edge.In the centre is a sub-rectangular projection with three circular openings.The object has a dark green patina. Diameter: 22.63mm; thickness: 16.61mm; weight: 10.4g
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abergele', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-DA0FA2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy dolphin brooch from the 1st century AD (c. 75-175). This appears to be a Polden hill type and, although heavily corroded, the pin which would have held the spring in place still appears to be present.The wings are circular in cross section.The head of the brooch rises up from the wings and tapers downwards forming the bow of the object. The bow is broken and the pin and catchplate are missing.The object is heavily corroded had has a mid-green patina. Length: 21.49mm; width: 27.77mm; thickness of bow: 7.20mm; weight: 14.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rhuddlan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-D9F2CB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy bow brooch of the Wirral type dating to the Roman period. The object is a hinged example.The iron pin remains in situ. The head is stepped as is typical of this type only the base of the headloop. The lower step is decorated with a series of incised vertical grooves. The upper bow is decorated with three raised vertical panels with alternating enamelled cells in each panel. The central panel is filled with degraded orange/red enamel in five of the seven cells. The outer panels each have three cells filled with a degraded pale blue enamel while the remaining four cells i…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rhuddlan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-9874F3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy trumpet brooch of Hull Type 157C dating to the Roman period (c. 75-175 AD). The brooch is very similar to Hattatt (1989, p. 327, Fig. 186, no. 1528). The head expands outward in a typical 'trumpet-like' form with a broadly D-shaped cross-section. The bow of the brooch tapers towards a circular foot. At the rear of the head is the top of a pierced lug through which the spring would have passed holding it in place. The spring, pin and catchplate are missing. The head of the brooch is decorated with inlaid enamel. There are two semi-circular cells containing blu…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Flint', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-1BCACE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Nummus, Helena, Trier mint AD 337-40, RIC VIII Treveri, p.143, cf. Nos. 55, 63. Obverse has draped bust right with the legend FL IVL HE-LENAE AVG. Reverse has Pax, draped, standing left, holding transverse sceptre and branch. Legend reads [PA-X PV]-BLICA. Mint-mark: either-/-//TRS• (RIC 55) or -/-//•TRS• (RIC 63) Diameter: 13.97mm; weight: 1.3g
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hampole', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-1B6376
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy contemporary copy of a radiate or nummus, c. AD 275-402.Both obverse and reverse are illegible. Diameter: 8mm; weight: 0.9g
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mollington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-89A974
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete copper alloy trumpet brooch from the Roman period, AD75-175. The brooch has an oval shaped head with a single pieced lug, to which is attached the spring and axial bar. The bow arches out from the head and tapers towards the foot knob. There is a rounded moulding at the mid point of the bow which is flat on the back of the bow, and there is a linear ridge below. The catchplate is complete and appears to be decorated on both sides with a narrow zig-zag line running down the edge of the bow.The pin is complete.The brooch has a mid green patina but there are traces of possible ti…
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leafield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-DD5928
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn silver Republican denarius of L. Marcius Philippus, dating to the period 113-112 BC (Reece period 1). Obverse: Male head (Philip V of Macedon) right wearing helmet with goat's horns, monogram behind. Reverse: Equestrian statue, at horse's feet a flower. Below, on a tablet, (L).PHILIP(PVS). Mint of Rome. As RRC (Crawford), p.307, no. 293/1. Diameter: 18.65mm; thickness: 1.78mm; weight: 2.9g
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Martins', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-E9D4DC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy Wroxeter (trumpet derivative) brooch with a Polden Hill spring attachment, dating to the 2nd century AD. The brooch has a distinctive D shaped head the edge of which is decorated with a rope-effect band. The lateral lugs, only one of which survives, are perforated. These would have held the axis bar on which the spring would have been supported. The spring and axis bar are now missing. Only the upper part of the bow survives and has an interesting moulding but appears to be otherwise undecorated. The object has a dark green patina with very little …
Created on: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oswestry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-93B436
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy nummus of Crispus, as Caesar. Struck at Aquileia in AD 320. Obverse has laureate and cuirassed bust facing right with the legend reading CRISPVS NOB CAES. The reverse has two bound captives seated either side of a military standard inscribed VOT/X with the legend reading VIRTVS EXERCIT. The mint mark reads S/F//AQT. RIC VII Aquileia p.399 No.41 Diameter:18.7mm; weight: 2.5g
Created on: Friday 1st September 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Deanshanger', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-AD1CB6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy brooch of Roman date (AD75-120).The brooch appears to have been cleaned and most of the original surface patina has been lost.The wings are semi-cylindrical. The pin and catch plate are missing.The axial bar appears to be in place but has corroded. Length: 48.9mm; width: 28.45mm; thickness of the bow: 9.26; weight: 36.9g
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cwm', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-CBF245
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver denarius of Vespasian (AD 69-79), dating to AD 69-70 (Reece Period 4). Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right. Reverse: IVDAEA, captive or Judaea, facing right, seated beneath a trophy of arms. Mint of Rome. RIC II (2nd ed), p. 58, no. 2. This commemorates the initial victory over the Jewish rebels in Judaea. Diameter: 17.08mm; weight: 2.8g
Created on: Monday 17th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Selattyn and Gobowen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-CB817D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy nummus of the Valens (AD 364-78); mint of Lugdunum, AD 364-7.On the obverse bust of emperor wearing a pearl diadem; draped and cuirassed, with the legend D N VALEN - S P F AVG.On the reverse the emperor advancing right, holding a standard and dragging a captive.The legend reads GLORIA ROMANORVM. Diameter: 16.84mm; weight: 1.6g
Created on: Monday 17th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WREX-E65C08
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy jug lid of Roman date (100-300 AD). The lid is heart shaped in plan, with two cast projections on the upper side. One of these projections is on top of the lid and is rectangular. The conical, vertical, projection from this provides a method of opening the lid. The second projection is from the edge of the lid and would original have formed part of a hinge. An example from Lincolnshire (LIN-6C2E02) clearly has part of a loop surviving at this point, but that is missing on this example from Shropshire. The underside of the lid is plain and undecorated. Length (includi…
Created on: Thursday 6th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-E6389A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy Hod Hill type brooch dating to the late Iron Age or early Roman Period (c43-75 AD). The tab projecting from the upper edge of the head has been rolled in order to form a hollow cylinder through which the axis bar would have fitted. The bar is missing but the central slot for the pin is still visible. The headplate, which is sub rectangular in shape, is decorated with three vertical, parallel grooves. Either side of the head are two short, projecting lugs. The lower part of the brooch is missing. The back of the object is flat and undecorated. For a very …
Created on: Thursday 6th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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