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    • Created: Tuesday 17th June 2014
    • County: West Berkshire
    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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Record ID: BERK-0B8ABF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester brooch, dating to the period AD 25-60. The spring and pin is missing as is most of the catchplate, and the rounded bow is now bent and distorted. A similar example can be seen in Hattatt (2007:297) no 1455.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 5th October 2015
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Record ID: BERK-0B6DB4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
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A copper alloy dupondius or as of Faustina Junior, dating to the period AD 145-175.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-0B42E5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
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A copper alloy radiate of Claudius II, a commemorative issue struck after his death in AD 270. RIC 266.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-0AA6F2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A complete but worn copper alloy cup-shaped trade weight of the post-medieval period. There are no makers' or issuers' marks or stamps visible. There is the remains of a concreted white material within the weight. This is likely to be a single example from a nested set of weights of differing sizes which were used to weigh gold and silver in the form of coin, small objects or scrap metal or other precious materials. Similar weights are illustrated in Biggs p.16 and are dated to the 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-0A20F6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy annular double looped buckle dating to the late Medieval to early Post Medieval period. The buckle is missing its pin, while the frame is moulded in the form of a five-petalled flower where the slightly irregular petals all have a concave central dip. These buckles date from c. AD 1450-1550.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-0A0785
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy Roman plate brooch with glass inset, dating to the second - mid third century AD. The brooch is circular in plan with a large cone-shaped blue glass inset in the centre. Around this is a recessed field decorated with wavy linears around the circumference. The outer rim is slightly raised. On the revers the remains of the pin lug and catchplate are retained. Iron corrosion around the lug show an iron pin was used. A direct comparison can be seen in Hattatt (2007:364) no. 639.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 5th October 2015
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Record ID: BERK-09B6BD
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy double-looped buckle of post-medieval date (AD 1550-1650). The buckle frame is incomplete; one loop and a third of the second is missing due to an old break. The frame of the buckle is decorated with a series of cast pattern comprising rose or rosette like flowers on the frame and scroll or vegetal like tendril scrolls on the body and small knops on the outer edge. The design is also heavily gilded. Similar examples to this buckle can be seen in Whitehead (1996:66), specifically no. 411 which is almost identical to this example; Whitehead dates these to the early p…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-099715
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy casket key dating to the medieval period. The key has a lozenge shaped bow with drilled aperture, a solid oval section stem, and a simple rectangular bit with one cleft in its front edge, below a pointed end to the stem. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1400.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-098C07
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy roller buckle of the medieval period, c. AD 1350-1400. The rectangular or trapezoid single looped buckle has a sheet metal roller wrapped around the strap bar. The buckle plate and pin do not suvive.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-0981C7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two copper alloy strap buckles of the medieval period, c. AD 1300-1500. The rectangular buckles are small, the largest measuring only 34.6mm long x 11.1mm wide and 5.2mm thick. Both retain their buckle plates, which are formed by folding one sheet of copper alloy over the buckle bar and securing the plate to the strap by one or two small rivets. The pin is extant on one of the buckles.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-096C9C
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy heraldic horse harness penadnt dating to the 14th or 15th century AD. The harness pendant is quite large, heater-shield shaped and has an heraldic depiction on one side. The heraldic device can be described as gules, a three-towered castle, in chief, a lion passant guardant, or. Although a direct comparison is still being sought, the arms may be those of a town, possible Newbury. The pendant has been pierced at its base to aid attachment to the strap. The perpendicular suspension loop is extant. Traces of gilding remain.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-0956E1
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A copper alloy medieval English jetton, probably of Edward I (AD 1279-1307) 'Star and crescent' type (Berry Type 3).
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-06C0C1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy suspension loop or belt hanger dating to the medieval period. A long bar terminates in a heavily stylised zoomorphic head, which has a pronounced snout and deeply-grooved mouth. Behind this head is a panel of cross-hatching. The bar extends vertically downwards into a basal loop (now broken) which is probably the hole through which the belt passed. Several examples of this category of artefact are recorded on the PAS datbase - see, for example, NMS-1EEA45, NMS-D99313 and IOW-7A0A93, BH-4A9D88 and LIN-8FAF62. There is also an unprovenanced example in the London Muse…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: BERK-068FB7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy strap fitting or belt decoration of probable Roman date. The fitting is roughly circular in plan, with the thickness of the corcle narrowing to the outside of the loop and teminating with two expanded collars, possibly imitating some penannular brooches. The appearance of the fitting is of a crescent with rounded and joined points. It is unclear whether there was an opposing, symmetrical half to the mount but there does appear to be a break so it could be possible. On the reverse of the fitting is one integrally cast square sectioned shank, to attach the fitting to the strap.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-05EAE1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy strap fitting or possible buckle plate dating to the Early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. In its current form the strap fitting is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and has moulded Style I decoration, comprising elements of intertwined beasts. There are two or three openwork elements to the fitting. The reverse is flat, plain and undecorated. An object of similar form and decoration is illustrated in West et al. (1998:250 fig. 132.1) and is identifed as a buckle plate, as it retains two loops for the buckle bar. This is also not symmetrical and appears to be a…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-059CC2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy strap fitting or belt decoration dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. The strap fitting is rectangular in plan and has an integrally cast shank on the reverse that would have secured the fitting to a strap. The face of the strap fitting is decorated with an beast in Salin's Style II, an animal with elongated body and possibly a head turned to look over its back. This strap fitting is likely to date to the 6th century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-056093
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy small square-headed brooch dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. The brooch has been subjected to high temperatures as the lower half of the brooch has been melted and is now twisted and buckled. The brooch has a rectangular head plate that has zoomorphic mouldings in Salin's Style 1, appearing to comprise an intertwined beast. The bow of the brooch has raised ribbed elements but any other detail is obscured by the melted metal. The reverse of the brooch is heavily encrusted with iron, the remains of the pin. It is unclear whether the brooch was …
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-051CDB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy small Kentish square-headed brooch, dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. The surviving element comprises just under half of the original brooch, the foot andhalf of the arched bow. The reverse of the brooch retains a lug, which is part of the catchplate. The brooch is decorated with raised mouldings that form an opework latin-style cross with rounded foot and two rounded knops above the arms; the surviving part of the bow has linear mouldings. This brooch dates from the 6th century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-05016C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy small-long brooch dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. Leeds 1945 square-head type, the remaining brooch element comprises only the head-plate and the stump of the missing bow on the lower edge. The head is decorated with five ring-and-dot motifs, one each on the outer corner, and the fifth off centre. There is the remains of the single pin lug on the reverse. The break across the bow is ancient. Small long brooches date from c. AD 475-575.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-04DF75
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from the bow of an Anglo-Saxon great square headed brooch, very worn with the decoration hard to discern. The reverse retains a stub of a lug. Probably 6th century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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