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Record ID: GAT-0EC5C3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy buckle fragment of a probable post-medieval 1720s-1790s date. The fragment comprises a corner of a rectangular buckle frame of lentoid section with moulded oval decoration within borders. There is light green corrosion on both surfaces. The curvature of the frame may suggest this is part of a shoe buckle. Similar examples of buckles can be seen in Whitehead 2003. The material and design is indicative of the buckles of the Georgian period, which were typically made of copper-alloy and had rectangular or sub-rectangular frames (Whitehead 2003, 103).
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH7038', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-0EBB0E
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy strap fitting. Two circular domed terminals are separated by a central sub-rectangular bar. The reverse of the domes are concave while the central bar is flat. The fitting is plain. It has two raised knobs on the outer edges of the reverse which are likely the remains of rivets. A comparable example to this strap fitting can be found on the PAS Database (NARC-BC102B).
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH7038', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-0EA616
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable lead-alloy mount with molded foliate decoration, resembling a rose. Six petals radiate out from a central globular projection, which itself has a concave sub oval depression. The petals are not uniform and vary in appearance. They have a series of raised lines running across them. The reverse has three attachment lugs. The underside of the central projection is concave and hollow. The mount is likely post medieval in date. It bears resemblance to a similar find recorded on the PAS database (DENO-A6AFA4), and could possibly be a furniture mount.
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH7038', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-0E9DCC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-cuboid lead weight. Five of the weight's faces are flat and plain. The sixth face has a shallow sub-square recess with narrow grooves on its outer edge. The weight may have been suspended by a loop of metal attached at one corner, which is implied by the grooves referred to above. It is not possible to provide a date for the lead weight.
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH7038', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-0E908D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman brooch, or fibula, of probable Langton Down or bow type variant. These styles are associated with the period of the Claudian conquest, but had died out by the Flavian period, giving the brooch a likely date of the 1st century AD (Collingwood & Richmond 1969, 293). The spring mechanism and lower part of the bow, including the catch-plate, are missing, leaving only the upper bow and pin. The remaining section of the upper bow is longitudinally decorated, with the decoration tapering to the waist. The wings of the brooch are no longer present. The pi…
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH7038', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-1B8FFC
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy sword belt strap-fitting, dating between AD 1500 -1700. The plate is sub-triangular in shape and decorated in symmetrical foliate design present on the central stem and on four sub triangular projections. The plate is decorated with two rows of angled curvilinear lines that run down its length emanating from the central plate. A forward facing globular hook is present. The reverse of the fitting is plain. There are two rivet holes with small traces of ferrous deposits present. Originally this object would have been one of three similar plates, which wou…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH4149', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-D41A6F
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken axe head. The find represents the cutting edge end of a Neolithic polished axe head belonging to the Group VII (Graig Lwyd) classification. It is sub-rectangular in plan; tapering towards a transverse break at the point the axe was likely hafted. It seems likely this break occurred in antiquity. In section it is sub-ovate with flattened sides. The blade, mostly intact, bares evidence of use, and has retained a defined edge. The faces of the axe are defined by marks and fractures which vary in intensity. One face bears deeper scars than the other. The axe belongs to the Grou…
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanddeiniolen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-FF846C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A decorated byconical lead spindle whorl with traces of decoration on both faces. The nature of the pattern is not discernable but appears to include pellets. The use of spindle whorls spans from the Iron Age through to the Early Post Medieval period (Margeson 1993, 184). The size of the central perforation can be an indicator of date with larger perforations being indicative of an early-medieval to post-medieval date (Rogers 2007, 23-24). Lead spindle whorls also became more popular from the 13th century onwards and it is therefore probable that this find dates from the medieval peri…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH4149', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-FF64D9
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A decorated byconical lead spindle whorl with traces of decoration on both faces. The decoration consists of chevrons and pellets. The pattern resembles whorls dating from the Roman to Medieval period (Bailey 2008, 71-77). The use of spindle whorls spans from the Iron Age through to the Early Post Medieval period (Margeson 1993, 184). The size of the central perforation can be an indicator of date with larger perforations being indicative of an early-medieval to post-medieval date (Rogers 2007, 23-24). Lead spindle whorls also became more popular from the 13th century onwards and it i…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH4149', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-C0AF01
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy swivel strap fitting. The fitting is D shaped in plan and is primarily plain aside from two zoomorphic animal terminals which clasp, with their jaws, a central circular section bar. The section bar has a slightly off set central perforation through it. The swivel, now missing, would have been inserted through this perforation. The two zoomorphic animals may represent dog or serpents . Both heads are similar in size and form, and clasp, with open jaws, the central circular section bar. The animals' ears, sub triangular in form, are flat against the sides of their heads. …
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH6115', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-F3228F
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy hollow plate buckle dating c1350-1450, sometimes referred to as a "lyre shaped" buckle. The buckle has a sub-rectangular body with two rivet holes. The front of this plate appears to have a deliberate letter n engraved on to it. The plate has a moulded ridge and a narrowed colour that then flares out into the remains of an openwork plate. The back of the buckle is undecorated. The object has a dark green patina. Similar examples have been recorded on the PAS database see WILT-D27C27, for example. Length: 4.8mm; width: 2.3mm. Thickness and weight unknown.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: GAT-A044F2
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy socketed spearhead of likely middle to late Bronze Age date (circa. 1500-600BC). The spearhead is broadly sub-triangular in plan and profile with a sub-oval/leaf-shaped blade. The blade tapers to a blunted apex. A pronounced mid-rib is present on both faces. The socket and shaft are broken. This is more apparent on one face of the spearhead than the other. It is possible that the shaft would have included loops as is commonly found on other spearheads from this period (Savory 1980, 50-52). The socket retained pieces of wood, presumably remnants of the …
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llechwedd', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-CF592B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold quarter noble of Edward III (reigned 1312-1377). The mint mark is a Cross 3 (Skingley 2008, 156), so this dates to 1351-1361 and is of the fourth coinage of the pre-treaty period. The coin has been clipped around the edges so the legend is not easily legible in places. However the obverse legend should read EDWAR.R.ANGL.Z.[F]RANC.D.hY. (Edward King of England and France, Lord of the Irish) and the reverse reads EXALTABITVR.IN.GLORIA. The obverse shows the royal shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a tressure of eight arches and the reverse shows a f…
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-EDBBA3
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two silver coins of Edward III of England (1327-77): 1. Groat, London, Series D, c.1352-3, North 1152; weight: 4.36g (67.2 grains); 2. Groat, London, Series E, c.1354-5, North 1163; weight: 4.25g (65.6 gr), a small chip of metal missing. The first of the coins shows some signs of wear; the second is fairly fresh. Both are of fairly full weight.
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-ED838D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Half of the frame from an annular silver brooch with cut from sheet metal. The external face bears engraved lettering in crudely cut Lombardic style, which appears to read: I S H [reversed h of N] A - (horizontal 'I' unless a dash) The 'S' being on its side, and the motto may be garbled. There is evidence for a restriction in the frame for a pin (now missing). The back is plain. External diameter 28mm; inner diameter 19mm; maximum thickness 1mm; weight 1.47g. The ring, which has a highly worn outer surface, has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: GAT-D78558
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken copper alloy unlooped flanged axehead. The axe head is broken into two fragments. Both front and reverse faces of the axe are plain yet have corroded moderately. The cutting edge is crescent shaped, slightly abraded and partially broken at the end of one tip. The blade itself is lenticular in cross section, which may be due to its poor condition. There may be traces of a stop ridge though it is difficult to discern due to the poor condition of the object. The butt of the axe is sub-rectangular and also displays abrasion. Although the axe may have a stop ridge, which is best f…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Maentwrog', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-D76797
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable prehistoric flint flake, possibly dating to the Neolithic period. The flake is a mixture of light and dark reddish browns in colour. There is evidence of the cortex along one edge. The flake is retouched, with apparent earlier blade/flake removals evident on the dorsal face. The bulb of percussion is visible, although it is difficult to identify any concentric waves along the ventral face which may indicate it is of natural origin. There is a small chip just below the bulb of percussion which suggests it is anthropogenic and as such this is probably a retouched flake (Shopla…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH4437', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-82BCB2
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn flat axe head probably dating to the early Bronze Age. The axe is made of a copper alloy and is sub rectangular in cross-section. The edges are abraded and the original patina only remains in small areas. The axe head is thickest at the centre. The axe head is widest at the cutting edge and tapers towards the butt. It is unclear the extent to which the cutting edge and the butt may have been truncated through wear, and as such the cutting edge is worn and uneven. The metal is pitted, and very corroded, beneath which the mid-green colour of the copper alloy can be seen. It appear…
Created on: Friday 26th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH7038', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-820D9F
Object type: MORTARIUM
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman mortarium represented by three large conjoining abraded sherds with coarse inclusions. The sherds form part of the rim, spout and hooked flange of a large Mortarium. The largest of the sherds (One) is broken just to the right of the position of the pouring spout. The rim has a shallow groove running curvilinear around the mortarium. The central sherd (Two) has the remains of a stamp, but it has not been possible to decipher it. The remaining sherd (Three) also bares the remains of the stamp on it, and continues the curve of mortarium. The stamping of the pot indica…
Created on: Friday 26th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH7038', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-81E9EB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy coin with considerable wear. The obverse depicts an emperor facing to the left. It is not possible to identify the emperor portrayed due to the condition of the coin. The portrait is depicted with a probable beard as well as with a possible radiate crown. The reverse depicts a camp or town gateway with two towers (Reece & James 2000, 34). The exergue below the gateway is worn and as such the mint is no longer visible. The margin of the coin has deteriorated on both the obverse and reverse making the remains of the legend difficult to read. However, this coin d…
Created on: Friday 26th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SH7037', grid reference and parish protected.


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