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    • Created: Tuesday 16th October 2018
    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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Record ID: PUBLIC-647D74
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper-alloy thimble of early post-medieval date. Description: The thimble has a tapered body, pointed crown and manually-punched, rectangular pits. The pits on both the body and the crown of the thimble are in a right-hand spiral pattern. The pits on the body begin about one quarter of the way up from the base. Between the pits and the base there is a circumferential groove above a decorated band. The decoration on the band is a pattern of repeated, facing half-annulets. Measurements: Height 18.16mm: Diameter 15.94mm: Weight 2.24g. Discussion: This style of thimble is dated to …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-64689C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete cast copper alloy double looped buckle c.1350-1650. With just over half of the buckle remaining (29.2mm length and 27.5mm wide) the frame is shallow D-shaped in cross section being rounded on the top and flat on the reverse and waisted adjacent to the narrowed strap bar that has rust traces, indicating an iron pin. The remaining loop is also D-shaped and has a pin notch on the front edge probably more due to wear than design. Thickness 2.3mm and weight 4.2g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Sunday 18th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-635581
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy Medieval sub-rectangular single loop buckle frame. Lateral grooves on expanded outside loop, Extended and narrowed strap bar. Missing pin. Similar to Whitehead, R. Buckles 1250-1800. No.135. Circa AD1350-1400 Length; 17mm, width; 16mm. thickness; 3.9mm. Weight: 2.34g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-60F39B
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A domed, gilded, cast copper alloy object, possibly a dagger or knife pommel of probable medieval or early post-medieval date, about AD1300 - 1700. The piece is circular in outline and highly domed with angled sides and rounded top. The sides have extensive remains of gilding. The concave back is entirely filled with iron corrosion apart from a small rectangular slot that runs through the corrosion and appears to hold remains of a grained iron substance, either wrought iron or organic material filled with iron corrosion. The copper alloy dome is 19.1mm in diameter, 11.0mm tall and 2.…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-60BAE9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable copper alloy Royal farthing token of Charles I (1625-1649) dating to c.1636-1649. Crown with sceptres and saltire obverse. Oval flan. Very little detail surviving. Date: Post Medieval. Diameter: 16.05mm. Thickness: 1.85mm. Weight: 1.53g. Die axis:
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-60ABC7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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A near complete Roman copper alloy hinged Hod Hill brooch, missing only its pin, probably dating to c. AD 43-75. The head of the brooch consists of a sub-rectangular plate rolled over itself to form the wings with a central rectangular slot cut to accommodate a hinged pin; both the pin and axis bar are now lost. The bow of the brooch tapers towards the foot, and is decorated with a longitudinal corded ridge on either edge, flanking a central channel. The foot is offset from the rest of the bow, and is plain. It terminates in a simple knop. An unperforated sub-triangular catchplate proj…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
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Record ID: PAS-608E5B
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete late early-medieval cast copper-alloy harness link (c. 11th century AD). The object would have consisted of a central circular plate with boss from which four arms would have emerged, one at each cardinal point; one arm has been lost completely, while another arm now only has a vestigial loop. Integral with the central circle is a high domed boss which is hollow backed. The arms are semicircular in cross-section, with a flat reverse. The surviving loops are oval and bevelled externally. They feature three rounded knops, one at each cardinal point. The object is a red-b…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-608719
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy sestertius of Commodus (AD 175-192), dating to AD 190 (Reece Period 9). LIB AVG P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI S C reverse type depicting Libertas standing left, holding pileus and rod. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 430, no. 562.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-607909
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of Post-Medieval date, circa AD 1550 - 1650. The buckle is a double looped oval with moulded decoration. Just over half of the buckle has been lost to worn breaks. Trilobed, trefoil mouldings are present to the surviving loop and bar terminal. The reverse is flat and undecorated and the pin no longer remains. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The buckle is 30.9mm long, 24.5mm wide, 3.3mm thick and weighs 5.3g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead, p.65, no.397 and is dated to circa AD 1550 - 1650. Ref: Whitehead, R. (1996). Buc…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: WILT-606C66
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Roman copper alloy brooch, probably a Colchester derivative type, dating to c. AD 50-125. The surviving portion comprises of the foot of the brooch, which tapers to an unelaborated point, with an unperforated, sub-triangular catchplate projecting from the reverse. The pin rest curves right. The bow is lost to an old break, it is sub-oval in cross section. Dimensions: 25.6mm; 3.8510.1 2.16g. It is difficult to assign such a small fragment to a specific type, however the form and lack of elaboration of the foot would probably suggest an earlier Colchester derivative, …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-605B2F
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy sword belt hanger buckle of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 -1630. The buckle is a double loop rectangle, though one end has been lost to worn breaks. An integral semi-circular suspension loop projects from one side, above the bar. The sides of the frame are angled and no decoration is present. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The buckle is 38.3mm long, 34.7mm wide, 3.7mm thick and weighs 7.2g. A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead p.76, no.472 and is dated to circa AD 1500 - 1630. The suspension loop on the published example is at right …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-6046D0
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A post-medieval copper alloy 17th-century trade token farthing issued by John Price at Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, Williamson Hampshire 236, dating to AD 1648 to 1672. Ref: Williamson (1889, 274).
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-6030E3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative Polden hill type brooch, probably dating to c. AD 80-120. The surviving section comprises of the upper bow and partial head, the rest lost to old breaks. At the head of the brooch only the left wing survives, this is C-shaped in cross-section, with an open reverse and with an incomplete perforated wing cap at its terminal; a separate axis bar and sprung pin are lost. The front of the wing is decorated with alternating parallel, longitudinal ridges and grooves. The brooch is decorated with a central ridge, now abraded, but probabl…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: PAS-602147
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete late early-medieval cast copper-alloy harness link (c. 11th century AD). The object consists of a central plate with boss; part of one of the terminal loops have been lost. The arms are semicircular in cross-section, with a flat reverse. At what would have been the centre of the complete link there is a low moulded boss with a small knop extending either side of the plate. The boss is solid. The plate terminated at each end in a loop; as noted, one is now vestigial. The other is circular and features three rounded knops, one at each cardinal point. The object is a red-bro…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wimborne St. Giles CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-601B54
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy French Jetton issued under Charles VII (1422-1461) of France dating to 1418-1450. Paschal lamb type of Bourges (Berry), obverse GETES SANS FALIR, Paschal lamb, reverse AmES DIEV ET LO, Cross pattee, lis in angles. Minted at Bourges.Reference: Obverse - Mitchiner 1998, pg.199, no.558. Date: Medieval. Diameter: 23.5mm. Thickness: 1.25mm. Weight: 2.39g. Die axis:
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: SOM-60109B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate of Victorinus or Tetricus I dating to AD 268 to 274 (Reece period 13). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure. Mint unclear.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-600101
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy irregular (barbarous) radiate coping a coin of the deified Claudius II Gothicus (268-270) dating to AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). CONSCRATIO reverse type depicting an eagle standing left, head turned to right, mint unclear, cf Cunetio no.2877.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-5FF54F
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Mount (furniture) of Post-Medieval date (AD 1700-1900). The object is composed of a four lobed flat plate with a central perforation, through which a tapering shaft component passes. The shaft expands to either side of the plate with the back portion being formed of an expanded lobed with a small circular central spur. The opposing end expands to a circular lobe beyond which is an integral loop through which is a ring. The plate retains traces of rivets on each of the four lobes. The metal had a pitted brown patina. Plate: Length: 44.14mm, Width: 20.79mm, Thic…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5FEF0A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate, of unclear emperor dating to AD 260-285 (Reece period 13 or 14). Unclear reverse type. Unclear mint.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-5FDCC2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy strap fitting of medieval date, circa AD 1150 - 1450. The fitting comprises an ovate frame with a large single collared knop extending to the outer curved edge. The opposite edge is flattened, narrowed and recessed to form a bar. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The fitting is 19.8mm long, 13.3mm wide, 5.3mm thick and weighs 1.9g. A similar fitting is illustrated in Egan and Pritchard, p.221, fig.138, no.1192 and is described as a pendant loop which would have been suspended from a bar mount.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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