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Record ID: NMGW-7396C1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Polden Hill / T-shaped type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and upper-bow only (with a surviving length of 21.5mm, a surviving depth of 8.9mm and a weight of 3.4g). The brooch employed a spring mechanism, now lost secured between lateral lugs, now truncated (with a width of 16.9mm) with the chord tensioned by a hook at the head. The bow is of D-shaped section at the head (with a width of 7.9mm and a thickness of 3.1mm) and has straight sides, gradually converging towards the break. The surface has b…
Created on: Friday 20th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: HESH-82BDFB
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy coin weight of probable 15th century - late medieval date (1412-1464). The coin weight was probably used to weigh a full gold noble. It is circular in plan having been abraded in the ploughsoil . The front face of the weight has a single mast ship with a single lis (probably) to the left of the mast and a lion passant to the right. There are no marks on the hull. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The edges of the flan are angular suggesting it had been trimmed to weight during use. The weight is a mid green colour with an even well preserved patina which is laminatin…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-831FEE
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy button of probable late medieval or post medieval date (1400-1700). The artefact is sub-circular in plan, and semi-circular (D shaped) in cross-section with the remains of a central rectangular lug on the rear. The front face of the button is domed and is decorated by a series of raised cast linear and circular lines. It has a circular cast central circle which is surmounted by a pellet shaped boss. The circlet is enclosed by curvi-linear lines forming a tressure of arches; the external edge is decorated by a ring of rectangular shaped pellets. The reverse of the button…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-844F14
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy machine cast medal - 1914 Star / Mons Star: Front face: A four-pointed star crowned with central wreath around crossed swords; the Royal monogram GV appears at base of wreath. A suspension loop at top, integrally cast. A central scroll reads: Aug / 1914 / Nov On the reverse, on three lines, the stamped inscription: 7218 / PTE M. T. EVANS / 2/ WELSH R. Length: 61.8mm, Width: 43.9mm, Thickness: 3.6mm, Weight: 24.31 grams. Information from the Imperial War Museum: The 1914 Star also known as the Mons Star, the medal is a bronze star with a red, white and blue ribbon,…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-824781
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very small fragment of cast lead alloy, most probably from the base of a pilgrims ampulla of medieval date (AD 1200-1450). The fragment is irregular in plan and profile. It comprises a small section of the upper face and lower curved edge of the artefact. The face is decorated with curvilinear ribs whose design extends onto the external edge and represents the shell of St James - Patron Saint of Pilgrims. The opposite face is lost. The artefact is a mid-white colour with an abraded and corroded surface patina. A direct parallel has not been found due to the small size of the piece an…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8290F8
Object type: LINCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy linch pin terminal of later Iron Age or early Roman date, -150 BC - AD 150. The linch pin terminal is a tapered cylindrical shape being circular in cross section - in broad terms it can be described as 'vase' shaped. The base of the terminal is a disc that supports the body of the terminal on its upper face while its lower face reveals the corroded remains of the copper alloy projection being broken flush to the base. Despite the corrosion, it is clear that the shaft was oval in section rather than square or rectangular. The body of terminal tapers in a …
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8338ED
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy or heavily leaded copper alloy button of probable post medieval date (1600-1700). The artefact is sub-circular in plan, and semi-circular (D shaped) in cross-section with the remains of a central rectangular lug on the rear. The front face of the button is domed and is decorated by a vertical cross formed of open triangular shaped wedges; it is enclosed by a circlet of pellets. The reverse of the button is undecorated. However, a vertical linear casting ridge is present. In the centre of the reverse of the button are the remains of two oval shaped projections which wo…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-835617
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably later medieval (1150-1600AD). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and bi-convex in cross section. The central hole is circular and has been cast / set off centre; it has been heavily distorted with corrosion and currently measures 5.3mm x 3.8mm. The upper and lower surfaces are decorated with radiating horizontal raised ribs with pellets. The spindle whorl is a mid grey colour with areas of white coloured patina. The whorl has also been abraded and rolled in the plough soil and…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-83722A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably later medieval (1150-1600AD). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and has an irregular bi-convex cross section. The central hole is circular and has been cast / set off centre; it measures 8.9mm. The upper and lower surfaces are undecorated and the whorl has a mid grey colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such as pottery). The whorl measures 28.0mm diameter, is 12.2mm thick and weig…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-837EE1
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably later medieval (1150-1600AD). The spindle whorl is incomplete and approximately 50% survives - originally it would have been broadly circular in plan with a bi-convex cross section. The central hole is circular and has been cast / set off centre; it measures 11.2mm. The upper and lower surfaces are undecorated and the whorl has a mid grey colour. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8413C7
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is irregular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 7.1mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such as pottery). …
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-84205C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section - in form the weight / whorl is almost conical; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is irregular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 7.6mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precis…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-842878
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section - in form the weight / whorl is almost conical; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is irregular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 8.7mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precis…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-84326D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead or lead alloy spindle whorl or weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The spindle whorl is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section - in form the weight / whorl is almost conical; it has been eroded in the soil. The central hole is irregular and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 10.7mm. The upper face is decorated with cast radiating ribs whilst the underside is undecorated. The spindle whorl has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Spindle whorls are used for a long period of time …
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8479B4
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy machine cast medal - Victory Medal The medal is heavily eroded and corroded - almost all detals are lost. Obverse: Winged, full-length, full-front, figure of 'Victory' with her left arm extended and holding a palm branch in her right hand Reverse: [THE GREAT / WAR FOR / CIVILISATION / 1914-1919] in four lines, all surrounded by a laurel wreath Edge: inscription lost Information from the Imperial War Museum: The Allied Victory Medal (1914-1919) The Allies each issued their own bronze victory medal but with a similar design, equivalent wording and identical ribbon.…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-A2EEDE
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy openwork probable strap-end, of late medieval date. The mount is incomplete, broken at one end and possibly also broken at the other (with a surviving length of 32.2mm and a weight of 10.7g). The wider end is straight and is the thickest surviving part of the mount (with a width of 25.1mm and a thickness of 4.2mm) and appears to be near-complete but is corroded. The end is decorated on both faces with diagonal incised marks; on the front face, the marks are cut through a rounded rib, while on the rear fewer marks are cut through the edge. The sides are convex (reaching a…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
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Record ID: HESH-80F002
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval silver penny of Henry I (1100-35) of larger profile/cross and annulets type (dating c.1113;North 864; BMC 8), mint: Exeter, moneyer: Dunninc. Ref: North 1994: 197-9. The coin is in fair condition, poorly struck with substantial parts of the inscription illegible. The flan is badly chipped and broken in places.
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-80C415
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A deliberately cut half sixpence of William III folded into three to form a 'love token'
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rhossili', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-DADB4F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late medieval lead alloy or pewter brooch, probably of 13th to 15th century date The cast brooch is near-complete, missing the pin and part of the outside of the frame (with a length of 33.8mm, a width of 30.0mm and a weight of 4.1g). The openwork brooch frame has a sub-circular central opening (16.4mm wide and 14.8mm long) around an zoomorphic openwork frame of D-shaped section (2.4mm thick). The frame depicts an unusual scene that is difficult to interpret. Both sides comprise a standing beast, probably lions or dogs with the tails looped upwards and returning at the shoulders. The t…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-9883F6
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze mould for casting palstaves of Group III, Low Flanged Type of Taunton Metalworking Industry and probably dated to c. 1400 - 1200BC The mould is represented by one valve of the pair, with a fragment missing from its base (blade end) (with a length of 197mm and a weight of 510.8g). The mouth (with a thickness of 14mm) is flat on its top surface and is damaged on one side. The exterior of the mould was circular-sectioned at its apex (with a diameter of 43.0mm) becoming hexagonal-sectioned at the neck, which has near straight and parallel sides as far as the positi…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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