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Record ID: DOR-92F9B4
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of twelve palstaves in varying states of completeness (two are in two fragments) but all in a poor condition, possibly owing to their findspot environment being saline. The expanded and corroded nature of the finds in their current condition means that the measurements given below are at a considerable remove from their original condition/form and cannot be used in detailed metric analyses without extreme caution. Note: Thickness measurements are across the widest point (i.e. from bar stop to bar stop). 1. Looped palstave with narrow blade. Poor, corroded, condition, dark bro…
Created on: Monday 13th May 2019
Last updated: Thursday 16th May 2019
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Record ID: HAMP-D99A92
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy enamelled unidentified object of uncertain date, all edges very water-worn but the original shape still apparently retained. The object is very flat (1.0mm thick) and subcircular in shape with a rectangular projection extending from the edge (which presumably originally extended further). The front of the object, with the projection extending at 12 o'clock, depicts a sub-circular enamel design within the curved edges of the object. It has a flat area at the top, beneath the projection. A facing bust is centrally placed on a now light-blue enamel background; a…
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-180C3A
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An undatable Prehistoric (Neolithic to Bronze Age, 4000-800 BC) secondary flint flake with short, scaled, abrupt retouch along the lower right and left dorsal edges and the upper left ventral edge. The flint is translucent and buff in colour with a small patch of cortex behind the distal end. It measures 37.3x(max.)17.6x(max.)5.3mm and weighs 3.84g.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-38F63E
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly incomplete probably medieval to post-medieval (1200-1800) copper-alloy mount, perhaps a book fitting, with a single integral rivet to the reverse. At one end of the artefact is a square, measuring 15.8mm in length and 18.6mm. Each corner has a pointed oval cut out, leaving a central cross with square ends. There are faint traces of gilding remaining within grooves which outline the pointed ovals, but not discernible anywhere else. The integral rivet protrudes to reverse of this square, measuring 9.7mm in length and 3.1mm thick. There is a slight notch at the end. Extending f…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-1A2A1B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman silver finger-ring, dating to the period AD 43-410. It is incomplete insofar as the intaglio which would have been set in the bezel is now missing. The frame of the ring is still complete. It is a Henig Type VIII, measuring 20.57mm in height, 25.58mm in width and weighs 5.89g. The thickest part of the ring, around the hoop, measures 2.01mm in thickness. The bezel measures 1.05mm thick. The hoop has no decoration, until just before the shoulders. On one side, there are two pairs of diagonal incisions, one pair either side. The pair of lines are approximately para…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Portsmouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-877E3E
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic/ Bronze Age (4000-800 BC) flint tertiary blade flake, with long, parallel, semi-abrupt retouch to the bulb of percussion. It has three flake scars to the dorsal face. The flint is opaque but transluscent around the edges and a dark brown in colour with few small white patination spots.
Created on: Monday 8th February 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th February 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-87A577
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic/ Bronze Age (4000-800 BC) flint tertiary blade flake, with possible short, scaled, low-angle retouch along both long edges (or possibly this is modern damage). The flint is mostly transluscent and grey-brown in colour, with a light brown colour at the distal end.
Created on: Monday 8th February 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th February 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-6332CA
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic/ Bronze Age (4000 - 800 BC) secondary flint flake, translucent brown-buff in colour.
Created on: Sunday 1st November 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd November 2015
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Record ID: HAMP-513887
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post-Medieval gold posy ring, probably 17th century in date and inscribed on the inside of the hoop: *BE.TRVE.TO.THY.FRYNDE. (The stops being triangular punches). The exterior of the hoop is keyed all over to take enamel, with traces of a green enamel remaining. Flanking each edge is a narrow flange. The hoop of the ring is 3.12mm wide and D-shaped in cross-section (being 0.89mm thick). It has a diameter of 16.27mm and weighs 1.20g.
Created on: Wednesday 9th April 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 27th May 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-C98876
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and corroded copper alloy Roman coin: possibly a nummus of Helena, mother of Constantine,dating from AD 337 - 340 (Reece Period 17), PAX PVBLICA reverse type depicting Pax standing left holding a transverse sceptre and branch. Mint unknown. The legends are illegible, and the details of the coin are very difficult to make out. The remaining portion of the coin is 13.5mm long, 11.4mm wide and 1.2mm thick. It weighs 1gm.
Created on: Tuesday 26th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 26th August 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-3696DB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (AD 139-80), depicting Mars advancing right with transverse spear and trophy. Minted at Rome, AD 159-60 (Reece period 7). RIC III, p.188, no.1352A(a). The coin is extremely worn and the flan split.
Created on: Tuesday 19th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th August 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-87F0C8
Object type: SHOE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four parts of the leather seat area (where the heel goes) of a shoe bottom of wooden pegged construction which was used from the 17th through to the 19th centuries. The individual parts measure c.55x60mm; 60x35mm; 25x55mm and 35x55mm. With many thanks to Quita Mould for the identification of this object, and to the finder for sending in the photographs and measurements.
Created on: Wednesday 11th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 12th June 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-E07EB3
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cordate Middle Palaeolithic flint handaxe, bifacially knapped and lightly iron stained. There are areas which appear a pale buff colour on each side as they have not been stained. The remaining area is coloured in shades ranging between mustard yellow and a dark brown on the edges of the most stained areas. There is a small shallow hole in the ventral face of irregular shape.
Created on: Friday 6th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 8th May 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-B04DC3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and incomplete cast copper-alloy artefact of probable post-medieval date. It is formed of a sub-triangular central element with an arm protruding from one of the corners. There is a large central piercing in the central element (Dia.: 10.1mm). Its sides are formed of two incurving arcs which continue into the protrusion. At the end of the arc the protrduing arm has a maximum width of 9.35mm. Below this it tapers to a terminal 5.4mm wide. On the reverse face of the terminal is a solid hook which curves towards the central element. It is supposed that two other arms would have pr…
Created on: Wednesday 15th November 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 30th April 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-4EB0E5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age uninscribed Southern gold quarter stater, c.50-30/20 BC (Haselgrove phase 6), of British 'QC' variety. It weighs 1.36g and measures 13.08mm in diameter. Obverse: Spiral formed of four animal's heads Reverse: Horse, left, sun above References: ABC (Cottam et al 2010) 782 VA (Van Arsdell 1989) 256 BMC (Hobbs 1996) 542-543
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2012
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Portsmouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CCI-681253
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Sunday 21st March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CCI-681261
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Sunday 21st March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CCI-00445
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Obverse head right, large crescents for hair, pellets for lips. Reverse horse right, crude imitation of lyre below, vertical legs; ring below head. Poor imitation of Armorican issues; see also 98.1039 etc.
Created on: Sunday 21st March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CCI-2073
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Obverse head right, corded crescents for hair, ringed pellets in front. Reverse horse right, vertical lyre below, various rings around. See 98.0332 etc; cruder variety of Armorican lyre types.
Created on: Sunday 21st March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CCI-953458
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: City of Portsmouth
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Obverse uncertain opposed animals either side of separating line, probably with heads turned back. Reverse horse left, ring in ring below, raised tail with two or more strands leading off, ring then open crescent above. See also 95.1124.
Created on: Sunday 21st March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Drayton', grid reference and parish protected.


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