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Record ID: WMID-E87C01
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy plate brooch dating to circa AD 150-350. The brooch consists of a flat oval plate with an oval reserve at the centre and broad outer border. The oval recess is empty and has a slightly raised broad surround. The front of the brooch may have once held enamel as seen on other examples. On the reverse is a single pierced lug which has retained the axis bar and the remains of the spring. Part of the spring circles below the lug. The pin is now missing. On the opposing reverse edge are the remains of the catchplate, this has been damaged at the upper …
Created on: Thursday 20th February 2020
Last updated: Thursday 20th February 2020
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Record ID: WMID-051353
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead alloy uniface token, dating to c. AD 1250-1800. The token is decorated on one face with a cross and a pellet in each quarter design, all within a circle; the other face is undecorated. The token measures 22.05 mm diameter at the widest point and is 1.90 mm thick and weighs 4.3 grams. Tokens had a wide variety of uses and were easy to manufacture; they are therefore difficult to date specifically outside of secure archaeological contexts. Tokens with simple cross-and-pellet designs were thought to imitate Medieval long cross coinage …
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 29th May 2019
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Record ID: WMID-04A137
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy stud mount measuring 26.55 mm by 28.60 mm so nearly square. The outer surface has five circular concave holes in the form of a cross, as well as four oval shaped depressions at each corner. The inner surface contains a single stem-like projection which appears incomplete. The object has a greenish patina. It is 8.40 mm thick (including the projection) and weighs 17.2 gm.
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 29th May 2019
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Record ID: WMID-02EA32
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy pipe tamper dating to the Post Medieval to Modern period (c. AD 1750-1900). Probably double-ended. The object is a figure of an archer with a quiver over his left shoulder. He is standing on a rounded base (the bottom of which forms one of the two tamper surfaces). He is dressed in a cloak and pantaloons. His right arm is obscured. The upper body of the individual is well-defined, the stomach and pectoral muscles are individually identifiable. The object is 61.5 mm tall, 19.6 mm wide and 9.5 mm thick. The upper tamper surface (consisting of the figure's headgea…
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2019
Last updated: Friday 17th May 2019
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Record ID: WMID-031AEE
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: MODERN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy and silver-plated bracelet dating to the Modern period (c. AD 1950-2010). The bracelet is comprised of a rectangular sheet of metal curved round to form a C-shape to make the main body of the object. Affixed onto the outer face are two parallel lines of four bow motifs in relief at both terminal ends, interspersed with blue and red stones set in raised cup-like recesses. In the centre of the bracelet are two possible zoomorphic fixtures also in relief on either side of a raised inscription in Hindi or Sanskrit. The inscription is repeated across two lines. So f…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-891A98
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: MODERN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Modern, cast copper alloy pipe tamper in the form of a human leg. A shoe is suggested on the foot, this is marked by a defined heel and terminates at ankle level. A further transition is marked around the calf which could mark the top of a stocking. The knee is bent at 90 degrees and the leg terminates at mid thigh, the terminaltion being marked with with a pattern of crossing, incised lines. Length 45.0mm, Width 33.2mm, Diameter (of termination) 9.5mm, Mass 17.26g.
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-88ED7B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman, copper alloy brooch of 'Polden Hill' type, first century AD. Traces of silvering on surfaces, bow truncated but bore two longitudianal grooves. The underside of the wings is hollow to accomodate a coiled spring secured by an axial pin held in perforated plates at the ends of the wings. Each of the wings bears two transverse mouldings flanked by narrow grooves and a deeper, wide groove. The mouldings bear incised, transverse lines. Length 16.0mm, Width 23.8mm, Height 8.0mm, Mass 3.79g.
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-88BF93
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman, copper alloy brooch of 'Polden Hill' type, first century AD. Plain, tapering bow with a pronounced 'hump' at the head, The wings are undecorated with a hollowed underside to accomodate a coiled spring which is secured by an iron axial pin held in perforated plates at the ends of the wings. The catch plate is missing, much loss of the original surface. Length 71.5mm, Width 27.0mm, Height 22.2mm, Mass 27.55g.
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-889024
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman, copper alloy brooch of 'head stud' type, second century AD. Corrosion makes description of the bow difficult but it appears to consist of a longitudinal rib flanked by two rows of pellets. The head stud itself is missing as is most of a terminal lug. On each side of its headstud location are fin-shaped panels of red enamel and small, circular enamelled spots. Further enamelled areas are present on each of the lateral wings, each consisting of two lentoid panels of white enamel set between cusped areas of red. On the underside of the brooch area the remains of a self-tensioned c…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-5B1558
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman, copper alloy brooch of 'Polden Hill' type, first century AD. Bow and head plain. The underside of the wings is recessed to accomodate a coiled spring which is secured by an axial pin the ends of the which are located in holes through circular plates at the ends of the wings. The fastening pin and and catch plate missing and the original surface of the brooch has been lost. Length 45.8mm, Width 24.1mm, Height 17.1mm, Mass 18.21g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-F056B9
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Medieval rotary key of probably medieval date (c. AD 1300 - 1500). The key has a circular openwork bow with a cross. The stem is hollow and joins the bow with a moulded collar. The bit is rectangular in shape now broken. The outer edge of the bit appears has been rolled over to form a tube, part of which has been broken. The length is 75mm and the width 38mm. This key was probably for a casket or chest. A key with a similar bow illustrated in Ward-Perkins (1940 Plate XXIX no. 13) is suggested to be 14th or 15th century.
Created on: Monday 30th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Streethay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-10D5DA
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy pin probably dating to the Roman period, c. 43-410 AD. Only the head survives, which is anthropomorphic in nature, depicting a human face looking outwards with moulded hair and facial features. The length is 13mm, the width is 11mm and the weight 2.30g. No parallel could be found for this object, though it seems to perhaps belong to Cool group 18 (pins with anthropomorphic heads) (1991).
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Street Hay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-EE2A3E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy nummus of the Constantine II as Caesar (AD 317 to AD 337). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers and two standards. Dating to the period AD 332 to AD 333 (Reece Period 17). Mint of Trier. RIC Vol VII, page 216, No 539. Diameter: 17.9 mm Thickness: 1.3 mm Weight: 1.8 g
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th September 2016
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Record ID: WMID-EDF5AC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, copper alloy, Roman, sestertius of Severus Alexander as Augustus (AD 222 - AD 235). PM TRP X COS II P[P] reverse type, depicting Annona standing left holding two corn ears over modius with anchor on right, S C in the field. Dating to the year AD 231 (Reece Period: 11) Mint of Rome. RIC Vol IV part II, page 111, No 519. Diameter: 31.8 mm Thickness: 3.3 mm Weight: 17.1 g
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th September 2016
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Record ID: WMID-B50FF9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman silver denarius of Mark Anthony, dating to c.32-31BC. Travelling mint. Obverse: Galley with banners. Inscription: ANT AVG III VIR RPC. Reverse: Aquila between two standards. Inscription: illegible. Crawford, pp. 539-541, No. 544 These coins were struck by Mark Antony for the use of his fleet and legions when he was preparing for the struggle with Octavius, which culminated in the Battle of Actium on the 2nd of September, 31 BC (Grueber, 1970, 526).
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2016
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Record ID: WMID-B4FBF5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy Polden Hill brooch of Roman date, circa (AD 80-120). The foot of the brooch, catch plate, rearward facing hook, pin, spring and axis bar are all missing. The brooch is 'T' shaped in plan with semi-cylindrical wings. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular (comma shaped) in profile. The bow is broad and tapers slightly to a damaged terminal, therefore the foot of the brooch is missing. At the rear of the head of the brooch is a rectangular shaped recess that would have held the coiled spring and pin which are both now missing. The end caps are inco…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
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Record ID: WMID-B32E0A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy T-shaped brooch of Roman date, circa (AD 69-96). The foot of the brooch, catch plate and majority of the pin are missing. The brooch is 'T' shaped in plan with cylindrical wings. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular (comma shaped) in profile. The bow tapers to a rounded damaged terminal with a well-developed patina. The axis bar and spring remain at the rear of the head of the brooch. Approximately twenty-five percent of the pin remains, this extends from the centre of the coiled spring. The wings are decorated with two moulded ribs in light re…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 19th January 2017
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Record ID: WMID-B27259
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy trumpet brooch, of Roman date (c.AD 75 to 175). The brooch consists of the head, bow, foot and partial remains of the catch plate. The projection lug, spring and pin are missing. The brooch is an inverted 'L' shape in profile and the bow tapers from a bifurcated head to a rounded foot knop. The bifurcated head has curvilinear fields that are located in the upper half of the head. These fields may have once held enamel as seen on an example illustrated by Bayley and Butcher (2004:p. 93. no. 221). The reverse of the head is slightly concave and would h…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2016
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Record ID: WMID-B0F8C9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible knop from a cast copper-alloy developed crossbow brooch, dating to the Roman period circa AD 320-400.The fragment is biconical in form and circular in cross section. The object has a pointed projection extending vertically from the upper edge. The object has a mid-green coloured well-developed patina. It is also possible that this object is a pinhead from a hair pin, although the pin heads illustrated by Cool (1990) are predominately less than 10mm in width. Bayley and Butcher (2004:p.119) illustrate a developed crossbow brooch with a large collared knop (No.321). Bayley…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2016
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Record ID: WMID-99782B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy token of later medieval or post-medieval date (1400-1800). The token is circular in plan. The upper face is well worn and contains a cast design in relief with a number of ribs visible at the outer edges of the token. Due to the wear on the token a definite type may not be possible, although it can be compared to that of Powell's type 12, described as quartered geometrics or possibly type 7 (hatching or grid) or 26 (celestial) objects if ribs are emanating the rays of the sun. there is an oval shaped indentation on the front face and one on the reverse. The rever…
Created on: Wednesday 16th March 2016
Last updated: Sunday 29th May 2016
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