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Record ID: BH-AB85AE
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
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A copper-alloy stylus dating to the Roman or Early Medieval period. The stylus possesses a hemispherical-section stem which is decorated with horizontal four panels of horizontal notches. At one end, the stem tapers to a point. At the other end, the stem flattens to become an eraser which is trapezoidal in plan and wedge-shaped in section. The outer edge is slightly curved. The stylus measures 55mm in length, 5mm in width and 2mm in thickness.
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: BH-5A3B42
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
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A copper-alloy button and loop fastener dating to the Roman period. The button is circular in plan and hemispherical in section. From its underside there extends an oval section stem which then splits to form an oval loop, with a tear-shaped perforation. The button and loop fastener measures 22mm in length with the button has a diameter of 13mm and a thickness of 5mm.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: BH-59B3DD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Roman contemporary copy of an as of Claudius I (AD 41-54) (Reece period 2). Reverse type depicting Minerva advancing right holding javelin and shield, S C in the field. Copy of RIC I, pp. 128 & 130, nos. 100 & 116; G, Boon, Counterfeit Coins in Roman Britain, plate IV, cf. nos. 49-54. Robert Kenyon, following on from the work by the French scholars P-A Besombes and M Bompaire (in TrĂ©sors MonĂ©taires XXI, 2005), is assigning many so-called Claudian contemporary copies to Roman auxiliary mints which operated at Lyons (Gaul) and in Spain. Therefore, the origin of t…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: BH-59A142
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
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A copper-alloy barbarous radiate dating to the period AD 275 to 285 (Reece period 14). Reverse depicting figure advancing left.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2F4923
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
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An incomplete copper-alloy finger ring dating to the Roman period. The fragment comprises the shoulders and bezel of the ring. The shoulders are lentoidal in section and broaden to form a flat, oval bezel. The bezel is decorated with two opposing pelta-shaped cells which are filled with degraded red enamel. The finger ring has an incomplete horizontal outer diameter of 21mm and a projected inner horizontal diameter of 19mm. The bezel has a width of 8mm.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2D5425
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A copper-alloy finger ring made from a cut-down bracelet and dating to the late Roman period (late 4th - 5th century AD). The finger ring has been made by bending a terminal fragment of a thin rectangular-section bracelet into a loop. The upper surface of the bracelet is decorated with alternating panels of two stamped ring and dot motifs and vertical rib and groove. As a bracelet this fragment would be classed as one with multiple motifs, a type current from c. AD 350 onwards (see, for example, Crummy 1983, 46; fig. 47). Swift (2012,1, 6) comments that the reuse of bracelet fragments …
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2D3363
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a Roman copper-alloy Hod Hill brooch dating to the mid to late first century AD. The fragment a portion of the bow and foot of the brooch. The bow is rectangular in plan and vertically ribbed. It extends to a foot which is triangular in plan and plain. It conceals a small semi-circular catchplate. The fragment measures 26mm in length, a maximum of 7mm in width and 5mm in thickness. Compare with Hod Hill brooches published by Hattat (Hattatt 1989: 322-323). Also compare with brooches from Richborough (Bayley and Butcher 2004: 71-79). Hattatt, R. 1989. Ancient brooches …
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2C4715
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy T-shaped brooch dating to the mid to late first century AD. The surviving part of the brooch comprises the bow and foot. The head of the brooch is missing as is the pin. The bow is hemispherical in section, with a central vertical rib, which runs half its length and 'sawtooth' type edges. The bow tapers to a moulded forwarded facing foot, with small horizontal moulded collar. The catchplate is trapezoidal in plan. The brooch measures 36mm in diameter and a maximum of 10mm in width. It weighs 3.14g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2C1BF8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small copper-alloy and enamelled disc brooch dating to the late 1st to mid 3rd century AD. The brooch is circular in plan The upper surface of the brooch is decorated with a sunburst motif in reserve metal, surrounding a central circular cell. There appears to be degraded enamel within the cells created by the sunburst motif. However, it is too degraded to identify its potential original colour. The central circular cell is empty. On the underside of the brooch are two semi-circular pierced lugs (both broken) and a small trapezoidal catchplate. The pin is missing. The brooch measures…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2BFA99
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small copper-alloy flat, enamelled disc brooch dating to the late 1st-mid 3rd century AD. The brooch is circular in plan, although its circumference is partially corroded. The upper surface of the brooch is decorated with a five pointed star motif in reserve metal. Each arm of the star possessing a rounded terminal. At the centre of the star motif is a circular motif, also in reserve metal. The use of reserve metal creates a series of outer semi-circular cells, which appear to be filled with degraded blue enamel, and an inner star-shaped cell, in which no enamel remains. On the under…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2B9813
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Colchester derivative or Dolphin brooch dating to the late first century AD. The head of the brooch comprises a closed cylindrical wing-casing with pierced end-plates. Each wing is decorated with a pair of vertical grooves and a marginal vertical groove. On the underside of the head, there is a recess to accommodate the spring and pin. The pin is missing. The humped bow extends from the head and is oval in section. It is arched and tapers to form a pointed foot. The foot is marked out with three small horizontal notches. The catchplate is triangular, reaches half the len…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-1C0F18
Object type: NAIL CLEANER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nail cleaner dating to the Roman period. The nail cleaner possesses a flat, circular head with a circular perforation which is positioned off-centre. The head extends to an oval-section stem which is horizontally ribbed with a series of beaded mouldings. The stem flattens to form a flat, leaf-shaped blade with a phallic terminal. On both the upper and lower surfaces, the blade has an incised groove accentuating the phallic nature of the terminal. The nail cleaner measures 45mm in length, a maximum of 6mm in width and 3mm in thickness.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-18A518
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy coin, possibly an as, possibly dating to the early third century AD. Unclear reverse type depicting figure standing left. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-18934B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy radiate or nummus of uncertain radiate ruler dating to the period AD 260 to 402. Illegible reverse type.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-188429
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nummus of uncertain ruler dating to the period AD 306 to 402. Illegible reverse type.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-18759A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian dating to the period AD 364 to 378 (Reece period 19). Probably a SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left. Mint unclear.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-184165
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 318 to 320 (Reece period 16). VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP reverse type depicting Victories placing wreath on altar. Mint unclear.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-17F244
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy radiate of Tetricus I or Victorinus dating to the period AD 269 to 274 (Reece period 13). Illegible reverse type. Mint unclear.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-17D934
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian dating to the period AD 364 to 378 (Reece period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left. Mint unclear.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-17C8BA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four copper-alloy radiates or nummi of uncertain rulers dating to the period AD 260 to 402.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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