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    • Created: Tuesday 17th June 2014
    • County: West Berkshire
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Record ID: BERK-028AF2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Berkshire
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A lead alloy composite disc brooch of probable Roman date. The brooch has a thin sheet of lead or tin alloy with a recessed concentric band of roulette-like decoration around a raised central circular field and a raised outer field and rim. There is no other decoration. This thin sheet has been applied to the lead alloy backing, the reverse of which has the remains of a raised lug or catch - its form is hard to interpret. No close parallel has been found, although it does bear some decorative similarities with Roman disc brooches, and applied disc brooches of this period are known …
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Record ID: BERK-098C07
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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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-0605B4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A complete lead alloy spindle whorl of probable Early-medieval date. The spindle whorl is plano-convex with a rising to a flat-topped peak, through which is the central perforation (8.2mm diameter) that extends right through the object. The sides of the whorl are decorated with sets of vertical lines; unusually the underside of the spindle whorl is also decorated, with four lines set equidistant around the base. While spindle whorls are hard to date out of context, similar whorls are discussed in Walton Rogers (2007). She suggests that this shape and central holes of a diameter of 6-9…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-0401EE
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A white metal coated copper alloy heraldic mount of the post-medieval period. The mount was formed of several elements, of which the surviving two are recorded here. The mount is likely to have been a representation of a full coat of arms, with crest and possibly supporters and would have been large enough to mount on a plaque or possibly an architectural element, although a plaque seems more likely. The surviving elements comprise the crest, a probable marquess crown with cap of maintainance that measures 49.9mm wide x 37.5mm high and weighs 20.2grams. The second element is the head …
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
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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-04C1EB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
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The head of a copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch, dating to the second century AD. The rest of the brooch is missing.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
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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-0B150C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cut-half of a worn silver denarius, possibly of Marcus Aurelius and dating to the period AD 161-180. Unclear reverse.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-068FB7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
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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-047CA5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron axe head of uncertain date. The axe has a curved cutting edge and splayed tip, its thickness gradually widening towards the now missing axe butt. Iron axes are notoriously difficult to date when discovered outside of a dated archaeological context as the general form of axes has continued from at least as early as the Roman period (Manning 1976, 3). This example was possibly used as a Woodsman's axe and is likely to date to around the medieval period, probably from the 10th to 16th centuries AD.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-06C0C1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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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-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-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-09E1C9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete gold finger ring of the post-medieval period. The finger ring is now distorted and comprises a bent strip of gold rather than a loop; on one side of the hoop, in its present form the outer surface, there is a continuous band of black letter style decoration. However this does not form an inscription as is seen on posy rings, more it is a continuous line of 'I' like letters around the circumference. There are no other marks or inscriptions. The ring is probably 17th or 18th century in date, c. AD 1650-1750. Black letter script was used in the medieval and post-medieval pe…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-05016C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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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-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-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-05EAE1
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 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-0B42E5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-0B6DB4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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