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    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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Record ID: HESH-08CE9E
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy terminal probably from an Iron Age or early Roman toggle. The object probably dates from 100 BC - 100 AD. The artefact is broadly a T shape with the lower horizontal bar comprising two baluster shaped knops. At the mid-point a square shaped socket extends - the upper edge has a recessed circular socket. The front and rear faces have the remains of broken rivet holes. There is no evidence of iron present. within the socket. The front and rear faces are decorated with both cast and incised lines forming two converging wedge shapes. The recessed areas of the baluster are pl…
Created on: Friday 12th April 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st July 2019
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Record ID: HESH-4586CB
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy harness fitting / terret ring of later Iron Age - early Roman date 100 BC - 100 AD. The terret is sub oval (D shaped) in plan with an irregular sub-oval (D shaped) cross section. The attachment bar is rectangular in cross section and triangular in plan with the lower edge projecting below the bar. Flanking this are two circular mouldings. Each of these moulding has a two circumferential grooves separating the mouldings into three parts. A similar moulding is present at the apex of the ring and again is similarly decorated. The external edge of the ring is further deco…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brimfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4FF702
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but heavily distorted cast copper-alloy late Iron Age / La Tene III Nauheim derivative style brooch dated c. 50 BC - AD 100. The brooch is complete but heavily distorted through movement in the ploughsoil. The brooch is cast in one piece with an integrally cast spring consisting of three coils with an internal spring chord. The pin is oval in section and tapers along its length - the point / tip terminates in a sharp point. The turns of the spring and chord of the spring have a distinct rectangular section. The head of the bow narrows at the spring, then expands in section t…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 30th April 2019
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Record ID: HESH-9B8F37
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy ‘miniature’ knobbed terret ring of probable later Iron Age or early Roman date (100 BC - 200 AD). The ring is broadly D shaped in plan, with a D shaped cross section. At the base of the ring is a horizontal bar with an oval cross section. This bar has an old fracture through it and is distorted in profile. The bar itself is slight and much thinner than the ring, it is also slightly offset. The ring itself is thick with distinct angular faces; it is regular in shape forming a regular U shaped arch. The upper part of this arch is decorated with a series of five ev…
Created on: Thursday 29th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross on Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-B91282
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper-alloy toggle, of probable late Iron Age or early Roman date (300 BC – 100 AD). The head of the toggle is broadly irregular being broadly cylindrical (sub-rectangular) in plan with a single triangular loop projecting from one of the long edges. In profile and cross section the toggle is sub-circular, D shaped. The toggle measures 31.2mm length, 16.8mm width, is 10.1mm thick and weighs 7.74 grams. The head of the toggle is broadly symmetrical in design. It consists of a central knob like projection from which two small pointed spurs extend in either edge. The centre of …
Created on: Friday 18th December 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-927B26
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy bracelet of unknown age – probably late Iron Age – Roman (100 BC-100 AD). The bracelet is formed from a cast length of copper alloy bar which seems to have been twisted in a vice. The twists for the most part are regular, although a series of stress fractures are evident in a number of places. It is possible that it has been cast – although the mould it was cast from must have been based upon a twisted example. The bracelet is broadly C shaped, with an open edge which is flanked by two bird head like terminals. In cross section is a relative regular oval. The te…
Created on: Wednesday 16th December 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-BBBBA7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy bow brooch of probable late Iron Age or possible early Roman date (300 BC- 100 AD). The brooch is complete. The pin is held by a hinge which is attached to an axis bar. This bar is probably made of iron, due to the large amount of orange staining and corrosion product present around the head of the brooch. The axis bar is contained by semi-cylindrical cover that is formed from the upper part of the brooch being rolled / folded upon itself and hammer welded to the reverse face of the head. The pin is connected to the axis bar through a small slit in this cover. The he…
Created on: Monday 16th January 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0ED787
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast bronze 'potin' of later prehistoric / Iron Age date (300 BC- 100 AD). This style of coin is attributed to the Senones of north - central France (Gaul). This type of coin is cast hence flattened side and slight cast flange / ridge on the side of the coin. Thanks are extended to Dr David Symons of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for his help in the identification of this coin.
Created on: Friday 22nd July 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-F78346
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy mount, harness fitting, or escutcheon of probable late Iron Age or early Roman date (200 BC – 200 AD).The mount is irregular in both plan and profile. In plan it is broadly semi circular with two projecting flat knops, one located at the top of the artefact and on located at the base. The knop at the bottom is small than that at the top. The front face of the mount is domed (convex) and the rear face is dished (convex). Rising from the centre of the fitting is a tapering broken projection. This is sub-circular in cross section and projects 8.7mm from the face of the…
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-D16AA6
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy pendant of probable late Iron Age or early Roman date (200 BC – 200 AD). The pendant is sub-circular in plan and sub-oval in cross section. It measures 15.8mm in diameter, it is 6.1mm wide, and 5.5mm thick. Through the centre of the pendant is a sub-oval (teardrop shaped) hole, the shape is evidence of wear. It measures 6.7mm in length, 5.8mm wide. The pendant weighs 4.46 grams. On the lower external face are five cast circular depressions arranged horizontally in a row. Each of these depressions measures 3mm in diameter. They are each filled with a mixture of e…
Created on: Monday 25th April 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-FEA7E1
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy end-looped cosmetic mortar (also known as cosmetic grinder or woad grinder) of later Iron Age to early Roman date circa 100 BC - 200 AD. The cosmetic mortar in incomplete having eroded and corroded terminals which taper to blunt points. In plan it is broadly a pointed oval shape (elliptical) with distinct crescent shaped profile; in cross section it is U shaped. The end loop is lost through an old break it is cast in one piece with the rest of the mortar. On the upper edge of the mortar is the grinding area / surface that is elliptical (sub-oval) in plan. The grind…
Created on: Saturday 2nd April 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Monnington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-7BC7A2
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy end looped cosmetic mortar of Late Iron Age to Roman date. It has a triangular shaped bow, tapering towards its terminal end, that is V-shaped in section with a relatively deep central oval shaped groove on the interior surface. At one end is an integral oval loop with circular aperture and transverse notch along its underside where it joins the bow. The narrow terminal end has a single globular knop. The surface has a dark green patina with areas of bronze. It measures 79.6mm in length, 12.9mm in width, 22.2mm in height, 9.9mm in thickness and approximately 3mm in de…
Created on: Wednesday 19th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leintwardine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-609F88
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Iron Age brooch probably of La Tene I type, dating from 300-150 BC. The remains of the brooch consist of a highly arched body in profile, with a D-shaped cross-section at its centre. The spring head, foot and pin are missing. The brooch has an overall dark green colour with a corroded and pitted surface which is laminated in places.. It measures 33.7 mm long, 7.6 mm maximum width, 5.7 mm thick (at centre) and weighs 6.3 grams. A similar fragment of this type can be seen in this record KENT-F8C661
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leintwardine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-6570BA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn copper-alloy Iron Age coin, probably the core from a plated stater of the Western Region / Dobunni, dating to the period c.60 BC-AD 40. Obverse type is uncertain, possibly faint traces of a tree motif visible. Reverse type depicts a stylised horse right with wheel motif below and uncertain rosette or pellet motifs above. Cf. ABC pp. 103-107 for possible parallels. Weight: 4.6gms Width: 17.2mm Length: 20.8mm
Created on: Friday 30th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 3rd July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-2B6C5F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy La Tene III Nauheim derivative brooch which has an undecorated curved bow that has an oval cross-section; the catch plate on the reverse is truncated, the integral spring is also truncated with only one curl remaining.
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-52BE9F
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy enamelled Iron Age (100BC - AD 80) mount, stud, dangler or decorative fitting. The fitting is broadly circular in plan with a cast and inlaid upper surface, The reverse face is incomplete; projecting from the mid-point is a bifurcated stem which is broken and eroded - its inner surface is a rounded U shape possibly suggesting it fitted onto a small chord or rod. Each bifurcated arm is D shaped in cross section. The design on the upper surface comprises a central raised cast design which is curvi-linear in shape - being best described as an inverted S shape formed o…
Created on: Friday 23rd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: GLO-67EF31
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy ring of probably Iron Age to Roman date (c. 300 BC - AD 100). The ring is circular in cross-section. It is decorated by a finely executed double wavy line within a recessed band that rind around the circumference of the ring. The inner surface of the ring is smooth and in places shows signs of wear which may indicate where is has rubbed on a strap. Rings of this type are generally believed to have been harness or strap fittings, however, they may have a variety of uses. A number of similar rings have been recorded on the PAS database including: SOM-3B5971, HAMP-FCFA2…
Created on: Thursday 7th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th April 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-66219E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy La Tène I style bow brooch of later Iron Age date (400-250BC). The brooch is incomplete consisting only of the central bow and upper foot; both the spring and head are lost through an old breaks From the top of the brooch the bow expands in both width and thickness forming an angular bow with a D shaped cross section. The bow tapers towards the base and terminates in an eroded blunt pointed foot. To one side of the foot is a cast projection with a rolled edge - this is badly abraded but is an integrally cast catch-plate. The exterior face of the brooch -…
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Sunday 29th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Luston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-E85A3E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Iron Age to early Roman (c. AD 25 to c. 60) Colchester One-Piece brooch: The copper alloy has wings which are formed by a horizontal rectangular bar which are abraded and undecorated. On the reverse of the wings, integral to the upper edge is a rectangular protrusion which is broken, but not recently. The lower edge of the wings, on the reverse, there is a trace the integral spring, which forms one coil before it is broken. The bow is hump-like in profile, but is slender and tapers down the bow. The bow is oval in section and undecorated. The reverse of the lower portion of the b…
Created on: Sunday 2nd August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: GLO-6EFDAC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age copper alloy La Tene I brooch, dating to c 400-200 BC. The brooch is nearly complete, although the pin and some of the spring are missing. The brooch has a deeply C-shaped bow which is thicker towards the middle where it forms a broad flat panel that has two vertical groves running down its length. The narrowed head of the brooch is curved round several times to form the spring and pin: the pin is missing and only two curls of the spring remain. The foot of the brooch is also narrowed and bent upwards to curve back on itself; the terminal is decorated with a collar/be…
Created on: Thursday 28th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-B30272
Object type: TANKARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy tankard handle of probable later Iron Age or very early Roman date (c. 150 BC - 100 AD). The handle has an openwork design that is similar to that seen on several tankards and can be paralleled against the design seen on mirror handles. The handle is fragmentary consisting of the upper part only; the break on the lower edge is old and patinated suggesting damage in antiquity. In plan the handle is irregular being broadly sub-rectangular; in profile it is bowed with an even (elegant) curve; the cross section is irregular. The upper bow of the handle i…
Created on: Thursday 24th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 26th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leominster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-7344A1
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy fragment from the chape of a scabbard of a later Iron Age (La Tène III) sword (c. 200-50 BC). The fragment is irregular in plan and profile with a large fragment of iron passing through the centre of the piece; this iron fragment is probably the remains of the sword blade. In plan the piece is broadly sub-rectangular with irregular edges; in profile it is also irregular. Down the centre of the fragment, on one face only, is a large D shaped ridge. This ridge terminates at the base of the chape in a rounded knop like projection which has been heavily abraded. One o…
Created on: Thursday 15th October 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 11th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leominster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9B9E96
Object type: STUD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy pin or stud of probable later Iron Age or early Roman date 200 BC – 200 AD). The stud is complete consisting of a domed bi-convex head which tapers to a slight short shaft. The head is decorated with an incised pattern of a debased spiral formed from incised lines set around a central raised pellet or dome. The pattern is not well achieved being uneven and irregular in design. The shaft is an irregular square shaped section which tapers to a point. The pin is a mid brown green colour with a thick well polished patina which is abraded and laminating. The length of th…
Created on: Thursday 29th October 2009
Last updated: Monday 13th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross on Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9BAE32
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy fragment of unknown function – most likely to be part of a harness of later Iron Age or Roman date (200 BC – 400 AD). The fragment is cast in one piece; it consists of four circles conjoined on their edges to form an irregular quatrefoil in plan. In cross section the artefact is sub-rectangular. Through the centre of the quatrefoil is an irregular sub-rectangular hole, it is positioned at the junction between the four circles. The hole measures 5.4mm x 3.6mm. Each of the four circles differs in size, although they seem to be ordered with the largest example (diame…
Created on: Thursday 29th October 2009
Last updated: Monday 13th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross on Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-D47B14
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rally ID: 25 Late Iron Age to Early Roman: An incomplete (approximately 1/3 present) cast copper alloy lipped terret. There is an oval cross section at the strap base, it flares outwards with a D-shaped ridge at the junction of the terret. It then tapers to the upper break on the ring. It has unusual D shaped flared ribs, D shaped cross sections between breaks. The breaks are unpatinated / recent. The terret is soil encrusted, with an iron stained patina, laminating at breaks. Polished brown coloured patina. cf: Polden Hill c. 40-70 AD
Created on: Thursday 19th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow 1', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-950365
Object type: TANKARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment from a cast copper alloy tankard handle dating to the Late Iron Age or early Roman period (150 BC - 200 AD). The fragment consists of the central element of the handle and is broken at both ends. Both the fixing / attachment plates are lost. The fragment is broadly elliptical / oval (vesica shaped) in plan and rectangular in cross section; it has been distorted by movement in the soil. The two broken ends are patinated and abraded suggesting damage occurred in antiquity. The upper face of the handle is decorated with a cast and pierced design. This design is cont…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2012
Last updated: Friday 20th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hay-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-E00CA1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A much worn, corroded and abraded silver plated Silver Unit possibly of the Western / Dubonnic tribe (10 BC - AD 25). The surface is poorly preserved and much detail is lost - the profile of the coin is dished
Created on: Thursday 23rd May 2013
Last updated: Friday 9th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Linton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-202AF5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age potin (cast copper alloy coin) of the Gaulish tribe, the Remi, dated to the late 2nd century BC (150 - 100 BC). Obverse shows dancing figure with flying pigtail holding a torc and sword. Reverse shows Bear devouring a snake (possibly a brooch above the bear?). References Rudd, Ancient British Coins:82 Delestree & Tache no. 154; De La Tour 8124 Brenot and Scheers no. 1019ff. Note: A similar coin was recorded from Longwick Cum Ilmer, Bucks (BERK-9FD3C7) http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/182815
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2012
Last updated: Friday 9th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston Under Penyard', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-2DDCF5
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age to Roman (-100 to 200) cosmetic mortar: The copper alloy mortar is crescentic in profile and an elongated pointed oval in plan whose terminals are slightly bulbous knops. In section the mortar has a 'V' shaped section which is narrow and quite shallow. On the outer face of the mortar, at the apex there is an incomplete integral loop. The side faces are undecorated. The surface of the mortar has traces of a mid blue/green patina otherwise it is heavily abraded. It measures 39.09mm long, 5.34mm thick at the centre and weighs 3.4g. Cosmetic mortars such as this would have for…
Created on: Saturday 19th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 24th April 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WAW-F73F53
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Late Iron Age to early Roman Langton Down brooch. The wings are semi-cylindrical with no wing caps, but the terminal and edges of the wings are broken so they may be tubular. The wings are undecorated. The axis bar, pin and spring or hinge are all missing. The bow head is slightly hump-like and the underside of the wings and bow form an inverted 'L' in profile. The bow tapers to a broken edge above the midpoint. This break is not recent. The bow head and bow are undecorated. The surface of the brooch has a dark grey patina. The brooch is otherwise in a fair condition,…
Created on: Tuesday 10th September 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 4th February 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-4B8E31
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy toggle or fastener of probable Late Iron Age date (150BC - 50 AD). The toggle is irregular in plan and broadly sub-oval in cross section. It is cast in one piece with a relatively thick slightly irregular oval (with a slightly pointed edge) shaped loop. From this pointed end a sub-rectangular shaped shank projects which terminates in a sub-spherical knop. The loop of the toggle and its cross section are irregular. The upper face has a domed convex profile whilst the lower is relatively flat in comparison. The internal edges of the loop are also rounded. The projecting…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9B7E92
Object type: RING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy ring of unknown date, most probably Iron Age or early Roman (300 BC- 100AD). The function of the ring is debatable, but is probably either a belt ring or harness ring. The ring is circular in plan and has a distinct angular sub-triangular cross section; the section has its thickest part on the outer edge of the ring and is narrowest at the centre. The upper and lower surfaces have distinct faceted edges. There is no evidence of either cast or applied decoration and all casting residue has been removed from the surface of the ring. The internal edge of the ring is wo…
Created on: Thursday 29th October 2009
Last updated: Friday 15th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross on Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-03C1E1
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a piece of later prehistoric metalwork, most probably a later Iron Age terret ring. The fragment is irregular in plan and cross section; it curves and tapers slightly from a rectangular sectioned bar to an oval section at an angle of less than 30%. If it were from a terret ring this would fit with the transition from base to loop. The patina is a mid brown colour and has substantially laminated revealing the metal beneath which has corroded. The fragment measures 31.2mm length, 8.7mm width and is 6.9mm thick; it weighs 7.31 grams
Created on: Wednesday 26th January 2011
Last updated: Friday 15th November 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-51E201
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete fragment from a cast copper alloy cosmetic mortar (also known as cosmetic or woad grinder) of late Iron Age to early Roman date circa 300 BC - 200 AD. The cosmetic mortar is incomplete - all that remains is the looped terminal and a small part of the grinding surface. The loop is cast integral to the body of the mortar and forms one of the terminals. Unusually for the type the loop has a uniform width and thickness; there is no form of junction where the loop returns and meets with the body of the grinder and no decorative motifs. The loop though the terminal is relatively …
Created on: Tuesday 1st December 2009
Last updated: Monday 9th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-D48367
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rally ID: 24 Iron Age: A cast copper alloy bucket mount, in the shape of a bull's head. It is a heavily corroded triangular shaped bucket mount. It has a flat profile with recessed bosses at all three corners. A ridge is present along the back on the reverse of the item. The horns curve inwards. Length: 36.8mm Width: 30.7mm Thickness: 12.6mm (max) Thickness: 7.5mm (min) Weight: 32.0 grams Artefact has been photographed.
Created on: Thursday 19th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 10th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow 1', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-6B0454
Object type: COSMETIC PESTLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
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A cast, copper alloy cosmetic pestle from a Late Iron Age or Romano-British cosmetic pestle and mortar set, dating from 100 BC - 400 AD though the main period of use seems to have been in the 1st and 2nd century. It is broadly crescent shaped in plan with a single loop at one end. The loop is incomplete due to an old break. The pestle is roughly oval in cross section and is pitted, it is heavily worn towards the loop. The pestle is 57.75mm in length, 15.9mm in width, 5.05mm thick and weighs 7.2 grams.
Created on: Thursday 13th October 2011
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-3DE851
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
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Iron Age copper alloy bow brooch, probably of Kräftig Profilierte Type and of 1st century AD date The brooch is complete with only a little peripheral damage (with a length of 43.2mm, a depth of 15.8mm and a weight of 5.6g). The spring emerges from the rear of the head and coils four-times each side (with a width of 17.7mm and a diameter of 1.3mm at the spring and 2.0mm at the pin). The chord is tensioned by a claw at the head. The bow is flat-sectioned (with a width at the head of 9.2mm and a thickness of 1.2mm) with straight sides converging to the mid-bow. The bow both widens an…
Created on: Thursday 11th August 2011
Last updated: Monday 12th September 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CPAT-5A8CC2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
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An inscribed stater of the Dobunni. EISV type with bronze core. Fragment missing between the 3 and 6 o'clock positions and several areas of the surface missing.
Created on: Saturday 7th May 2011
Last updated: Monday 9th May 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-4C6224
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy button and loop fastener of Wild's Class I from the late Iron Age or early Roman date (100 BC - 150 AD). The head of the button and loop fastener and part of the integral cast shank survive. The fastening loop is lost. The head of the faster is broadly sub-triangular in plan being formed from three conjoined circular bosses. The edges of the button head are beveled. It measures 24.2mm in length, 24.4mm wide and is 3.9mm thick. The integral cast shank (loop) is attached toward one end of the rear of the button (head) and offset at approximately 80° to th…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A71501
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy cosmetic mortar (also known as cosmetic or woad grinder) of late Iron Age to early Roman date circa 300 BC - 200 AD. The cosmetic mortar has a plain bowed profile with an incomplete fragmentary loop at one terminal and a plain tapered terminal at the other. The mortar is sub-triangular (U shaped) in cross section. It has an elliptical or sub-oval plan with both end terminals tapering to blunt points. On the upper edge of the mortar is the grinding area / surface. This is elliptical (sub-oval) in plan and measures 33.7mm long, 4.3mm wide, and is 0.8mm deep. The grindin…
Created on: Monday 10th April 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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