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Record ID: NMGW-61E56A
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Developed flat axe, of Class 4 (following Needham 1983) or probably of Type Scrabo Hill (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 63-5) and of Metalwork Assemblage IV to V, corresponding to Needham's (1996) Period 3; dated to 2,050BC - 1,700BC. The axe is near-complete but is heavily corroded with some peripheral loss (with a surviving length of 132.4mm and a weight of 295.4g). The butt is rounded (with a width of 31.1mm) and it is now uncertain how much rounding has resulted from corrosion. The sides of the axe are comparatively straight and gradually divergent to the bl…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C5F371
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold fede or fidelity ring. The hoop is of wounds triangular cross-section. The outer surface is plain. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: Feare god and love mee, in vertical italic script. Internal hoop diameter 18.6 mm; external hoop diameter 23.2mm; band width 2.3mm; band height 4.8mm; weight 5.31g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-1C435C
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard comprising five socketed axes and one axe fragment. 1. South Wales type socketed axe Dimensions: surviving length 101.5mm; surviving blade width 51.1mm; width below loop 42.9mm; external mouth dimensions 51.0 by 41.9mm; internal mouth dimensions 33.0 by 27.1mm; dimensions of runner stubs 8.6 by 4.5mm; height 1.0mm; (2) 8.2 by 4.9mm; height 0.5mm; (3) 7.5 by 3.7mm; height 0.5mm; (4) 9.0 by 3.5mm; height 0.2mm; depth of socket approx. 83.0mm; surviving weight 278.7g. A near complete socketed axe with a broken loop, of blocky rectangular form, with straight an…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-70E941
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard of two spearheads and five socketed axes. 1. Plain Pegged spearhead, with lanceolate blade Dimensions: surviving length 146.3mm; maximum surviving blade width 44.7mm; surviving blade length 115.7mm; maximum surviving external diameter of socket 26.5mm (side to side) by 26.2mm (top to bottom); maximum surviving internal diameter of socket 21.2mm (side to side) by 21.1mm (top to bottom); surviving depth of socket approx. 93.0mm; diameter of peg-holes approx. 5.8mm; surviving weight 142.6g. Lanceolate shaped pegged spearhead with incomplete socket below peg-hole…
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-DABBEA
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze tool, probably an adze of Acton Park 2 or Taunton Metalworking Industries of Needham's (1996) Period 5 and probably dating to c. 1500 - 1300BC. The axe is near-complete with peripheral damage but is heavily corroded and with a fragmentary butt (with a length of 164mm and a weight of 157.8g). The fractured butt has a rounded point and is thin (6mm wide and 2mm thick) but has suffered some erosion. The sides are moderately straight and divergent to the side protrusions or trunnions (giving the tool a width of 30.5mm). The corroded trunnions are rounded and of…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-A2B832
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late medieval copper alloy strap-end of 15th century date The strap-end is of Crescentic type and is incomplete, missing the end of the terminal and the back-plate (with a surviving length 42.0mm, a thickness of 2.8mm and a weight of 8.1g). The missing back-plate was secured with four separate rivets, which remain in place. The rear of the crescent is recessed to accommodate the strap. The strap-end has a sub-oval aperture (17.1mm wide), open at the top. The crescentic area (with a maximum width of 31.0mm) has geometric incised decoration, probably letters for a brief inscription i…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-8F1E90
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze palstave of Group III, Low-Flanged (Broad blade) Type and of uncertain subtype, possibly a variant of Type Wantage (Schmidt & Burgess 1981, p 133-5) and probably of Acton Park II / Taunton metalworking industries, of Needham's (1996) Period 5; dated to c. 1500 - 1150 BC. The palstave is unlooped and is near-complete but is heavily corroded (with a length of 159mm and a weight of 438.4g). The butt (with a width of 18.4mm) has broken across one side. The sides are straight and near-parallel, diverging slightly as far as the stop (with a width of 20mm to 25.1m…
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-8A4F57
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy spoon, probably of 3rd or 4th century date The spoon is fragmentary and distorted, represented by the handle and the stepped loop before the bowl (with a surviving distorted length of 106.5mm and a weight of 19.2g). The end of the handle expands towards the terminal, which is gently rounded at the end and is and is of sub-rectangular section (9.7mm deep and 7.3mm wide), gradually narrowing towards the mid-handle before expanding slightly towards the missing bowl (with a minimum width of 3.5mm). The handle was off-set to the bowl (with a depth of 15.2mm). The of…
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-0B2BCC
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle of annular type, of mid 13th to mid 15th century date. The buckle frame is now oval in shape (length: 43.5mm external and 35.5mm internal diameter, and width: 35.8mm external and 28.5mm internal diameter and weighing 11.16g) but is likely to be of distorted circular form. The frame is of oval section (3.6mm to 3.8mm wide and 2.4mm thick). There is no pin restriction on the frame. The pin is also somewhat distorted and has a moulding at the base. It has an open loop around the frame and the shaft is of sub-rectangular section (3.5mm by 2.9mm at the mouldin…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-FA627B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval silver coin Mary (1553-4) groat, London 0.99g, worn and incomplete
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-FA557F
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead-tin alloy (pewter) whistle of 18th century date The whistle is near-complete, with some peripheral damage to the mouth-piece (with a length of 39.5mm and a weight of 7.0g). The whistle comprises three parts, with the curved plate soldered to underside of the mouth-piece and end section joined at an expanded sleeve (with a diameter of 14.2mm). The casting seams are clearly discernible on both sections and there is no cast decoration. There is a D-shaped sound-hole (8.4mm wide and 4.0mm long). At the terminal is a suspension loop (5.0mm diameter and 2.7mm internal di…
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-FA3FBE
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint debitage, possibly a multi-directional core (weighing 9.3g). The flint is non-cortical and has differential patination, pale-grey white. There is some edge damage on one side, possibly resulting from utilisation.
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-F9897A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval silver coin Elizabeth I (1558-1603) threepence, London Privy mark: coronet and date 1570 0.97g, clipped with some wear
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-69B4FE
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy prick spur of 17th century date The spur is fragmentary, represented by ends of the sides, neck and goad (with a surviving length of 76.9mm and a weight of 41.7g). Both sides have broken at the same point (with a surviving width of 42.5mm), where they appear to have narrowed, beyond decorative side knops (giving a width and thickness of 12.8mm and 3.5mm respectively). The surviving part of the sides is of sub-triangular section, gradually widening towards the crest (where it has a width of 16.0mm). The neck springs from the base and curves upwards before a n…
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-6646A0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval silver coin Elizabeth I (1558-1603) threepence, London Privy mark: Eglantine and dated 1574 0.88g, incomplete
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-05F969
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead seal matrix probably of mid-12th or 13th century date The seal matrix is of sub-circular form and is near-complete but with a distorted lug (with a distorted depth of 7.6mm and a weight of 13.4g). The D-shaped lug (7.4mm long, 3.3mm distorted height) is positioned at the apex of the rear and has a central perforation (1.0mm diameter). There are no other features on the rear. The seal die is oval (24.9mm wide, 22.0mm long and 3.7mm thick) and the central device depicts a potent cross with a pellet between each of the arms. The encircling legend is in Lombardic script and…
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-036216
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze spearhead of side-looped type, falling within Davis' (2012) Group 6 (Developed side-looped). The spearhead is near-complete, with some peripheral damage, missing some of the mouth and one of the side loops (with a length of 110.7mm) and the socket retains the deposit (giving a weight of 53.5g). The mouth is sub-circular (with a diameter of 18.5mm - 19.8mm) and the rim has a subtle bevel. The loops were flat-topped and oval (18-19mm long, 6mm wide and 2mm high), positioned approximately halfway between the mouth and start of the blade (14-16mm from the mout…
Created on: Thursday 4th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-34DADA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval silver coin Elizabeth I (1558-1603) threepence, London Privy mark: Long Cross (and dated 1580) 1.51g
Created on: Monday 24th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 24th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-3A4344
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval silver coin James I (1603-25) shilling, London Third coinage; Privy mark: Lys (and dated 1623-4) 3.86g, worn and heavily clipped, probably during the Recoinage of 1696
Created on: Friday 31st October 2014
Last updated: Friday 31st October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-3A2723
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval silver coin James I (1603-25) sixpence, London Second coinage; Privy mark: Rose (and dated 1606) 2.68g, heavily battered
Created on: Friday 31st October 2014
Last updated: Friday 31st October 2014
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