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    • Primary material: Gold

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Record ID: KENT-CBA86E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age Gold uniface quarter Stater of the Cantiaci, possible issue of Dubnovellaunos (c.25BC-AD 5), Dubnovellaunos trefoil type, ABC no. 312 (Rudd 2010, 39). Reverse: Horse? right, trefoil (wings?) above flanked by annulets (face?). VA 170, BMC 2475-77. Measurements: 11.03mm in diameter, 1.91mm thick and 1.24g in weight.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-11B4FB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age Gold quarter Stater of the Kent Region / Cantiaci, struck in the name of Tasciovanus, dating to the period c.AD 5-15, 'Sego Tascio Tablet' type. Obverse: TASCIO in central panel, wheel and two pellets above and below. Reverse: Horse left, ring holding pellets above, pelletal crescent below, vertical lines in exergue, a torc(?) before. As ABC, p. 44, no. 444, BMC, p. 116, no. 1646. Measurements: 12.3mm in diameter, 1.34gm in weight.
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-2CAC8C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age Gallo-Belgic gold stater of the Ambiani. Of 'Gallic War Uniface' type, c.60-50 BC. As ABC 16; VA 50-56. Measurements: 18.62mm in diameter, 2.86mm thick and 5.91g in weight. Discussion: From BERK-A92065"Known as the 'Gallic War uniface' stater these coins were struck by the Ambiani in northern France almost certainly during the Gallic War [period] (c. 60-50 BC ) and imported into Britain during the late first century BC. These gold coins are frequently found in southern Britain where they circulated in large numbers, and where some [varieties] may also have been produced."
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: KENT-5E6A92
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Anglo-Saxon Coin pendant utilising a pseudo imperial solidus of Cross-on-steps type (North No. 28/1, Stewart A.93/92), dating c.AD 640-670. Description: Obverse: Bust right wearing diadem of two rows of large petals and ornamental drapery. Legend: 'ƆNAT[o o]TAVCo' legend starts at 7 o'clock. Reverse: Cross potent on pyramidal pedestal of four steps. Legend: 'hITnP PnTIh' Blundered, Mirrored first h is reversed?. 'oWo' in exergue. Die axis 12 o'clock . The pendant has an incomplete suspension loop at roughly 12 o'clock of typically ribbed form, it is warped and incomplete. The …
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hoo Penisula', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-122CB8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A milled gold 1/2 escudo (800 Reis) of João V of Portugal (r.1706-1750), dated 1733, mintmark 'M'. Minted in the colonial Brazillian mints of Rio, Bahia or Minas Gerais. Measurements: 17.01mm in diameter, 0.79mm thick 1.78g in weight
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-A919BC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast medieval gold and gemstone, 'stirrup' finger ring dating from the mid 12th to 14th century. Description: The ring has a simple undecorated band D-shaped cross-section which rises from the shoulders into a pointed triangular (in plan) bezel. The bezel is set with a dark strongly coloured and semi-transparent green irregularly shaped cabochon, certainly either an emerald or green beryl. The inside of the ring is flat and level throughout. The ring is in good condition, apart from several small scratches and nicks along the band. Striations on the bezel, visible in strong li…
Created on: Wednesday 21st June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Sittingbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-9020B1
Object type: POMMANDER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An openwork gold object, now crushed, which originally formed a hemispherical dome shape. The gold framework is composed of a series of interconnected semi-circle and roundel designs, some of which feature minute hatching. Four strands of thin gold wire pass through tiny holes in the larger gold decoration; in some cases these wires form a loop, their ends twisted together on the underside of the decoration. Dimensions: Length: 21.48mm Width: 18.23mm Thickness: 0.73mm Weight: 2.38g Discussion: This object was submitted as potential Treasure on the supposition that it may form part of…
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-801ECF
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A sheet gold zoomorphic artefact of unidentified function likely dating to the 9th-10th century AD. Description:It is sub-rectangular in form and consists of a slightly domed sheet of gold with a flat back-plate. The artefact is slightly crushed and distorted with a large lateral crack slightly off of the central line. The back-plate has come away from the upper sheet at one end, and there is a gap between the two elements at the other end. The object appears to be largely hollow, although some material - perhaps soil - is visible inside. Two lateral perforations, one on each side,…
Created on: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 25th August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-7FA24B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A composite early-medieval gold, garnet and green glass cloisonné mount, possibly from a buckle. Description: The mount is sub-triangular in form. It comprises a gold frame, constructed from a sheet gold back-plate to which have been soldered gold strips, set edge-on, to create four cells: three hemispherical cells arranged around a central triangular cell. The hemispherical cells are inlaid with red stones, probably garnets, and the triangular cell is inlaid with green glass. The gold frame is edged with a strand of gold beaded wire, masking the join between cells and back-plate. At…
Created on: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chislet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-52ABB3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age gold Gallo-Belgic Ab stater, probably attributed to the Bellovaci, dating to the period c.175-100 BC, 'Broad Flan Left Type'. Obverse: Flamboyant wreathed bust left, with big hair. Reverse: Horse left, charioteer above. As ABC, p. 28, no. 4; VA 12; Sills, 2003: pp. 140-159, nos. 286-303, especially cf. p. 146, Class 7, nos. 301-303. Measurements: 20.66mm in diameter, 1.81mm thick and 7.08g in weight.
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-E5C9B7
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold early-medieval coin pendant utilising an imitation of a gold Byzantine solidus of Justinian I (527-565), 'VICTORI-A AVCCC H' with officina letter reverse type, angel standing facing, holding jewelled cross and cross on globe; star in right field; *//CONOB. Likely Visigothic copy of Dumbarton Oaks vol. I, p. 67, no. 3g (AD 527-538). Description: The pendant is roughly circular and has a suspension loop with four longitudinal ribs soldered to the upper edge roughly 12 o'clock of the coin's obverse, directly above the emperor's head. The pendant remains in good condition althou…
Created on: Wednesday 12th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Ashford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-7FB3FA
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold composite object, possibly a cap hook, consisting of a domed central 'head' which only partially protrudes from the bowl of a shallow, dish-like base. The underside of the base is a thin, plain gold sheet and is damaged; a small sliver, maybe one sixteenth of the total area of the base, is missing. The underside of the base bulges outward, in the opposite direction to the head. The object is circular in plan and from this perspective the circumference is decorated with a ropework gold filigree design. Viewed from above, between the outer edge and the central bowl lies an are…
Created on: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 17th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'hOO', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-EC571A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast faceted gold finger-ring dating to the 15th century. Description: The loop is now distorted and sub-circular in plan. The interior of the band is plain while the exterior is divided into twelve rectangular sections or facets, each separated by a transverse groove. These facets are engraved with an alternating series of sunbursts (or floral) and more defined folliate decorations, made slightly indistinct through wear. The band is rectangular in form and the gold appears to be of good quality. Dimensions: Diameter: 19.2mm Width: 2.6mm Thickness: 1mm Weight: 2.0g Disc…
Created on: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-A071A8
Object type: TORC
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of probable Iron age torc. Description: A short length of thick gold alloy wire, which gently curves towards one end. It has been cut at both ends using a chisel or similar implement. The surface shows evidence of hammering and a few light scratches. Measurements: length: 16.4mm diameter: 3.2mm weight: 2.15g Discussion: The wire is facetted in places, suggesting it was hammered out from a square-section piece to achieve a rounder cross-section. This is characteristic of Iron Age wire production (Joy et al. 2014: 149-50). Similar fragments, dating from around 150-50…
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lyminge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-C6D398
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval (late 6th to 7th century) gold Merovingian tremissis (c.580-670) minted at Quentovic (France) by Dagulfus (Prou 1122; Lafaurie 1996 Dagulfus type 2). Refs: Prou 1892: 246; Lafaurie 1996: 196-7.' Obv.: Left-facing diademed bust; inscription starts at 3 o'clock and is retrograde. Leg.: 'VVIC IN PO[N]TI[O]'. Rev.: Inscription around a central motif described by Prou as 'some kind of tree', Lafaurie as 'feuille de vesce' (vetch, a kind of plant group). Leg.: from 8 o'clock, 'DAFVLFVS MNT'. Measurements: 10.95mm diameter, 1.35mm thick and 1.40g in weight.
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-5C6512
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A dispersed hoard of ten Iron Age Gallo-Belgic gold staters of the Ambiani. All are of 'Gallic War Uniface' type, c.60-50 BC. As ABC p. 28, no. 16; VA 50-56. See attached image, where the coins are arranged top right to bottom left. Obverse: Plain. Reverse: Sinuous horse right. 1) 17mm in diameter, 6.04g in weight. 2) 17mm in diameter, 6.05g in weight. 3) 15mm in diameter, 6.16g in weight. 4) 19mm in diameter, 5.98g in weight. 5) 17mm in diameter, 6.03g in weight. 6) 16mm in diameter, 6.07g in weight. 7) 17mm in diameter, 5.98g in weight. 8) 18mm in diameter, 5.96g in we…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chiddingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-5BEBAB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A distorted, complete gold and garnet finger ring dating to the Roman period, probably the 3rd century AD. Description: The ring has been compressed, giving it an almost pear-shaped profile but was originally polygonal with a raised bezel. The shoulders are expanded and the bezel section rectangular in shape. The bezel has a tear-shaped garnet, set within cell created from reserve metal. The ring band is made from hammered gold. The metal thickness varies from 0.8mm on the shoulders to 0.5mm on the lower parts of the hoop. Dimensions: Length: 18mm; Height (including setting): 1…
Created on: Friday 11th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 29th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ropley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-1E5231
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval gold inscribed finger ring dating from circa 1400-1550. Description: The hoop is slightly distorted and is D-shape in cross section. It is engraved with lettering on a cross-hatched background interspersed with lozenge shaped foliage in the form of four petals within a circle. There is a thin, plain border above and below. The inscription is in black letter script and appears to read 'BISN BAS BEIN'. It is not entirely clear how this inscription is meant to be read or in what order, although it seems likely that BEIN is a misspelling of BIEN. Inspection under a microscop…
Created on: Tuesday 8th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9D0A52
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold late Iron Age (c.60-50 BC) 'Gallo-Belgic E' uniface stater of 'Gallic War Uniface' type, (as ABC 16 / VA 50-56). Obverse: Plain. Reverse: Sinuous horse right, pellet below, pellets above, eye shaped motif behind. Measurements: 20mm in diameter and5.9g in weight. Discussion: From BERK-A92065 "Known as the 'Gallic War uniface' stater these coins were struck by the Ambiani in northern France almost certainly during the Gallic War [period] (c. 60-50 BC ) and imported into Britain during the late first century BC. These gold coins are frequently found in southern Britain w…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stalisfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-05E6BE
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fine milled gold touch piece / medal from the reign of Charles II (r.1660-1685AD). Description: Obverse: Ship going left. Legend: 'CAR.II.D.G.M.B.FR.ET.HI.REX'. Reverse: St. George slaying the dragon. Reverse Legend: 'SOLI.DEO.GLORIA.' The touch piece is pierced just off 12 o'clock of the obverse and detail remains sharp Measurements: 21.4mm wide, 0.3mm thick and 3.35g in weight. Discussion: This is a touch piece, a gold medal purpose-made for use in the ceremony of Touching for the King's Evil, the ritual though which English monarchs exercised their thaumaturgic gift of healin…
Created on: Thursday 2nd June 2016
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
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