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    • Created: Monday 3rd February 2014

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Record ID: HESH-027B54
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy hooked fitting possibly a hooked tag formed from a sub-triangular sheet with rounded terminal of probable later medieval date (1300 - 1500 AD). The lower third of the sheet is neatly folded back upon itself to form the a neat well proportioned hook. The upper edge of the plate is pierced at the midpoint by a single hole. This hole is filled with a square headed stud whose tip is folded back upon itself - this possibly suggests that the hooked plate was attached to a piece of leather - either as a strap fitting or possibly a book mount. The upper surface is decorated wit…
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: HESH-023EF3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy chape from a buckle of post medieval date probably c. 1660-1720 AD. The chape is broadly sub-rectangular in shape with tapering long edges and a narrowed rounded terminal which is pierced and has a single 'mushroom' like stud fitted through a hole in the chape. The opposite edge is split in two by a rectangular slot - this edge is thickened and pierced by a transverse hole. Originally this would have had an iron spindle fitted through it, holding both the pin and chape. The chape is a greenish brown colour. There is no corrosion present. For a close parallel see whi…
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: HESH-0214D5
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a cast copper alloy spur of probably post medieval date (1600-1750) . The fragment consists of the pierced terminal and part of one arm. The break is old and much worn; the arm is lentoid in cross section. The terminals are offset from the bar and are in the shape of a figure of eight with two cast holes, each with a diameter of c. 4mm. The holes are offset and would have held hooked buckles or small mounts which would have fitted onto the straps which held the spur to the foot. The upper and lower holes are worn. Between the holes is a circular depression and cast dec…
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th February 2014
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Record ID: HESH-01F8F4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver coin which has been folded and melted in a fire. The exact date of the coin is uncertain but is either likely to be a Roman silver denarius or probably more likely a later medieval or post medieval coin. Not enough survives to be certain and no distinguishing diagnostic features are present The melted coin measures; 16.2mm length, 9.4mm width, is 3.7mm thick and weighs 1.9 grams
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: CORN-01E2E5
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast lead alloy pilgrim's badge depicting what appears to be the figure of the Virgin Mary, with part of the head missing, but the drapery of the dress ornamented with a central band of pellets with two oblique strings of pellets on either side, creating a rope effect, and oblique bands of pellets above culminating in a collar at the top of the dress with a horizontal band of triangles. This type of pilgrim badge is one of a well-known series of badges that are miniature figures of the Virgin Mary, some holding the baby Jesus. The dress was adorned with jewels, which …
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Monday 10th February 2014
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Record ID: HESH-01E096
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy single looped buckle of medieval - modern date (1300 - 1800). The frame of the buckle is D shaped with an off set attachment bar. The pin is lost . The buckle frame is relatively plain. The only elements of decoration are two moulded rounded cylindrical knobs either side of the strap bar. The strap bar has been off set. The buckle is of a mid - dark green brown colour with an even patina that covers all surfaces. The frame measures 23.5mm length, 29.2mm width, and is 6.1mm thick. The buckle weighs 5.7 grams.
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: HESH-01B1E4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy buckle of post-medieval date (1660-1720). The frame of the buckle wass sub-rectangular (rectangular with rounded corners) in plan with two central drilled holes to which an iron (?) axis bar (not present) would have fitted. The frame is broken in two places - approximately 50% survives. There is no evidence of a pin rest on the frame. At the mid-point the frame is thickened - it is at this point it has been pierced. To either side of this thickening the exterior surface of the frame is decorated with vertical ribs. The buckle is mid-dark green colour wi…
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: HESH-018CA1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap fitting (belt mount) of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is oval in plan and D shaped in cross section; the edges are bevelled. The front face is undecorated and has a grey black coloured applied surface - possibly a tinning or silvering. The reverse face of the fitting is irregular but broadly flat and undecorated. Two cast sub-rectangular projections (hooks) extend from either end of the fitting; both of these are broken flush with the back. These hooks would pass through the strap leather and hold the fitting in place. The fitting …
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: HESH-0171C6
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap fitting (belt mount) of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is circular in plan and rectangular in profile; the edges are bevelled. The front face is decorated with a cinquefoil / five petalled flower formed around a circular boss. They style of the flower is similar to the Tudor rose. The reverse face of the fitting is irregular but broadly flat and undecorated. Two cast sub-rectangular projections (hooks) extend from either end of the fitting; both of these are distorted terminating in blunt points - they have sub-rectangular shaped cro…
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: IOW-0100D3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and worn post-Medieval cast copper-alloy mount (1600-1700). This undecorated mount is slightly convex at the front and slightly concave at the rear. It is lozenge-shaped in plan. At the rear there are two integral tapering spikes on the lateral centre-line. These spikes are circular in cross-section. At the front it is reddish brown with flecks of a green patina. The rear face is mainly covered with a green patina. Height: 26.11mm; width: 16.74mm; thickness; 2.43mm; overall thickness: 6.13mm. Weight: 3.26g. Similar plain mounts have been recorded on The Portable…
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-00FA68
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy weight of probable medieval to early post-Medieval date. The weight is broadly cylindrical, flaring slightly at the top and bottom ends, which are also flattened. The aperture is roughly central and of sub-rectangular cross section.The object has a silky, off-white patina. Height 28.02 mm. Diameter 13.52 mm. Aperture at base 4.85 mm. Top 3.67 mm.Weight 38 grams.
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-007910
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval silver coin: penny of Aethelred II (978-1016), minted: London, First Hand Type (North 766; c.979-85), moneyer: Aethelred.
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd April 2014
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Record ID: SF-007374
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver halfgroat of Charles I, 1641 - 1643 AD. As North, 1991: no. 2258.
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Felixstowe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-0069B6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle (c. 1500-c. 1650). The pin is missing. The frame is convex at the front and concave at the rear. Each loop is oval in plan and similar in size. On the upper face one of the loops has a pin rest. The narrowed central bar is sub-triangular in cross-section, flat at the rear, and has a small projection at each end. The frame has a shiny green patina with small areas of corrosion. There are file marks along each side. Length: 22.25mm; width: 16.85mm; thickness: 2.56mm. Weight: 2.18g. Similar buckles have bee…
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-001516
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval silver coin: penny of Harold I (1035-40), Jewel Cross type (North 802; c.1036-8), mint: Lincoln, moneyer: Beorhtric.
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd April 2014
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Record ID: PUBLIC-FFFFC0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval (AD 1350-1450) copper-alloy oval buckle frame with a composite rigid plate, missing its pin. Overall it measures 23.25mm in length, 20.84mm in width, 3.71mm in thickness and weighs 3.31g. The buckle consists of an oval lipped and notched frame and forked spacer.The legs of the spacer are truncated by old breaks. c.f No 214 Whitehead, Buckles 1250-1800
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-FFF6E5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early medieval silver sceat, Series F (Metcalf aii), c.695-705.
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd April 2014
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Record ID: IOW-FFF670
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy radiate of Gallienus (sole reign) dating to the period AD 260-268 (Reece period 13). AEQVITAS AVG reverse type depicting Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome. Mintmark [ ]//[ ] Obverse: [GALLIENVS AVG]; Radiate head right Reverse: [A]EQVIT[AS AVG]; (Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae) Diameter: 15.6mm. Weight: 0.99g. DA=12:6. Cunetio p. 114, cf. nos. 1081 & 1084-5
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Thursday 6th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-FE3AA5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold finger ring with a lozenge shaped raised bezel. The bezel has a lozenge shaped clear glass inset, which is loose from the finger ring. A medieval gold finger-ring, with a lozenge-shaped setting containing a transparent imitation 'gemstone'. The hoop is stirrup-shaped and is 19mm in diameter. The hoop is 1.5mm thick at its reverse. The lozenge shaped bezel is 5mm deep and 10mm wide. Inside the empty bezel cell is some dark and white residue, which are the decayed remains of the adhesive used to hold the glass inset in place. The loose glass inset is 5mm x 7mm x 3mm. It is ch…
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
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Record ID: NMS-FE2618
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle, with an iron pin remaining only as a small frament of the loop and as stains on the bar of the trapezoidal frame. The outside edge is recessed for a sheet roller which is marked near the centre with two short engraved grooves. The sheet plate, also trapezoidal, has a pin slot and slight frame recesses. Near the narrower inside edge there is a rivet hole. This is flanked by two replacement holes, one containing a copper alloy rivet, the other an iron one. Overall length 38mm. Frame 16 x 21.5 - 18mm. Plate 24.7 x 17.7 - 13mm. Second half 14th century.
Created on: Monday 3rd February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th February 2014
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