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Record ID: NMGW-D8F445
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy hoard. 1. Ribbed socketed axe fragment Dimensions: surviving length70.3mm; surviving blade width 44.2mm; width at upper break approx.33.5mm; surviving depth of socket approx. 49.0mm; surviving weight 110.9g. Blade and body fragment of a ribbed socketed axe of bronze, with the mouth, loop, upper body and one side missing. Three near parallel ribs descend down each face. The surviving axe side is near straight, but slightly divergent toward the blade end, with a slight outward curvature near the blade. The surviving face edges are rounded giving th…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3EA2A8
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard of five objects. 1. South Wales Type socketed axe fragment Dimensions: surviving length 77.4mm; mouth dimensions 50.1 x 37.7mm (external; surviving weight 203.2g. This is a large mouth and body fragment of a ribbed socketed axe, whose blade end is entirely missing. The axe has a narrow and out-splayed mouth moulding, with three of four runner stubs visible on the upper mouth surface. The axe is rectangular in section with angled face edges. The loop is complete, descending from beneath the base of the mouth moulding. Three prominent ribs descend from the…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-01F0F4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold posy-ring. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is cast with a repeating pattern of hearts chased for translucent red enamel between smaller circular elements similarly chased for opaque white enamel ('pearls') and translucent green enamel. Most of this enamel is now missing. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: My (heart symbol) is onely yours, in italic script. The heart symbol is chased and recessed in the manner of the hoop decoration. The ring is slightly misshapen. Internal hoop diameter 14.7 x 15.4 mm; maximum band widt…
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-70F9DD
Object type: PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age copper alloy linch-pin of Vase-headed type and probably of 1st century BC to mid-1st century AD date The linch-pin comprises the cast copper alloy head and the end fragment of the iron shank (with an overall length of 39.1mm and a weight of 85.5g). The terminal is sub-circular (with a diameter of 27.2mm - 29.6mm) and the face is flat but with raised decoration. There is a raised rim, inside of which is a concentric grooved border (23mm diameter). A raised ring on the interior incorporates a 'Celtic' motif and widens to form three raised pelta-shapes. The surviving e…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-4B87D0
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy hooked belt mount of 17th century date The belt mount is incomplete, missing the hooked end (with a surviving length of 41.9mm, a surviving depth of 7.8mm and a weight of 6.0g). The mount has a trefoil apex and was attached using two rivets, secured through two holes, countersank at the rear. The front was decorated with an intricate floral-vine motif but now corroded. The damaged hook appears is now bent towards the rear. The surface is corroded and has a green to black patina.
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-4B6DC8
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy decorative mount of uncertain date, possibly post medieval, c. 16th or 17th century The mount is of open-work zoomorphic form, cast in the round and is incomplete (with a surviving length of 33.6mm, a maximum thickness of 4.7mm and a weight of 7.4g). The mount depicts a long-necked bird, possibly standing in a nest at the base of the mount. The bird has its head within the nest and may be feeding its young and a downwards-turned tail (giving a maximum width of 22.0mm). Incised linear grooves defined the detail of the nest and bird's wings but corrosion and wear has rem…
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-49787D
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount of uncertain date possibly Roman The mount is fragmentary (with a length of 43.6mm, a surviving width of 25.0mm and a weight of 16.5g), possibly represented by a little under half of the original, although the form remains unclear. The mount was attached using two peripheral lugs (7.5mm long, 8.5mm wide and 3.2mm thick) on the two surviving corners and if symmetrical, would have used a further two loops. One of the attachment loops is complete (with a diameter of 3.3mm) and the other is damaged with iron staining, suggesting iron attachment rivets were employed. …
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: PUBLIC-935275
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead papal bulla probably of Pope Nicholas V (1447-1455) The circular bulla is fragmentary represented by half only (with a diameter of 33.3mm, a width of 19.1mm and a weight of 12.7g). The obverse face has the depiction of Saint Paul surviving on the left, within a beaded border and the letters: SPA above the head. The reverse face has the legend: [N I ]C O / [L A ]V S / [ P ] P V The legend probably indicates the bulla to be of Pope Nicholas V (1447-1455). The bulla has broken through the cord channel, which is still evident in the side view.
Created on: Friday 22nd July 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 13th September 2011
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Record ID: PUBLIC-931211
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval leaded copper alloy figure of Christ, probably of 13th or 14th century date The figure is incomplete, having lost the arms (with a length of 40.7mm, a surviving width of 19.1mm and a weight of 8.0g) and is of low D-shaped section (with a thickness of 4.5mm). The reverse is slightly hollowed, possibly to accept solder and is unfinished, with no other means of attachment on the fragment. Christ is depicted during crucifixion with shoulder length hair and with a beard and head tilted to his right. The facial features are moulded but are now worn. The eyes appear to be closed. …
Created on: Friday 22nd July 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Record ID: PUBLIC-40DF72
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar under Antonius Pius (AD 139-61), dating to AD 140-44 (Reece Period 7), Rev. PIETAS AVG, priestly implements. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 79, no. 424a.
Created on: Monday 18th July 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 7th March 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-9BD5E6
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age socketed axe, of uncertain type and probably of Ewart Park Metalworking Assemblage, corresponding with Needham's (1996) Period 7, dated to c. 950 - 750BC The axe is fragmentary, broken in antiquity around the approximate mid-section with the blade end represented. The fragment suggests a comparatively small axe (with a surviving length of 47.7mm and a weight of 53.6g). The socket is sub-oval with straight, parallel ends (with a length of 27.0mm, a surviving width of 14.1mm and a maximum surviving depth of 32.8mm). The axe has a sub-hexagonal body section at the brea…
Created on: Tuesday 28th June 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2011
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1F29D6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman silver denarius of Hadrian (AD 117-38), dating to AD 119-22 (Reece Period 6), P M TR P COS III, SALVS AVG in exergue, Salus seated left feeding snake at altar. Mint of Rome. RIC II, p. 356, no. 139. 2.43g clipped and corroded
Created on: Friday 10th June 2011
Last updated: Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1E1C85
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval gold coin Edward III (1327-77) fragment of a worn and clipped gold noble Probably series E, c. 1354-5 2.49g
Created on: Friday 10th June 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 13th September 2011
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Record ID: CCI-910462
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Sunday 21st March 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mynydd Twyn-glas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCW-63DAE2C0EB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Stater of Western CATTI (25-25) Reverse: CATTI Horse Reference: Hobbs 3057-60, Van Ardsell 1130-1
Created on: Sunday 21st March 2010
Last updated: Sunday 21st March 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mynydd Twyn-Glas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCW-63DAE2C0D9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Radiate of Severina (270-275) Reverse: Uncertain Reference: Uncertain
Created on: Sunday 21st March 2010
Last updated: Sunday 21st March 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blaenavon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCW-63DAE2C0E2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Nummus of Constantius II (355-361) Reverse: SPES REIPVBLICE Reference: Uncertain
Created on: Sunday 21st March 2010
Last updated: Sunday 21st March 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cwmbran', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCW-63DAE2C0F4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Sestertius of Lucius Verus (162-163) Reverse: TR POT III COS II SC FORT RED Reference: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1345
Created on: Sunday 21st March 2010
Last updated: Sunday 21st March 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Panteg', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-1B66D5
Object type: MORTARIUM
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two sherds of mortaria. One of the sherds is a rim sherd, broken at the lip, with crushed quartz and possibly crushed slag trituration grit. The sherd may be Oxford Parchment Ware and dates to the 3rd to 4th century.
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2006
Last updated: Monday 23rd November 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-F34120
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Friday 29th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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