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Record ID: ESS-1B2F1C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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A fragment of a wheel made Roman New Forest beaker. The beaker dates to the period AD270-340. The fragment shows three decorative (pastry wheel) lines running around the circumference of the beaker. The beaker is Fulford's Type 27. A straight sided indented vessel. The fragment is 88.60mm high and 75.20mm wide. The fragment shows a greyish/brown glaze over an orange ochre base.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1B0A52
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A copper alloy pin, probably of Roman date. The pin has a globular head which is decorated with an incised line which spirals from the top of the head to the base of the head. The shaft of the pin tapers to a sharp point and is cylindrical in section The pin is 47.20mm long. The diameter of the head is 3.80mm and the diameter of the shaft is 1.20mm.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1ACD70
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Cast lead-alloy badge, prooch or decorative pin. The badge is incomplete though would likely have taken a sub-circular form. There is a roughly cylindrical circle that forms the outer border, inside which, and attached to the border with thin stems of lead-alloy, is the figure of an animal, likely a snake. The body of the snake curves to form the outer circular border, and though some of the badge is missing, it appears that the border curves back into the centre and becomes the snake's tail, where it terminates in the snake's mouth. Two thin strips of lead hold the snake's head and …
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1A7A76
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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A fragment of a Bronze Age spear head dating to 1500BC to 800BC. Only the tip of the spear head remains and is sub-triangular in plan and profile. The edges have sustained damage and the break appears not to be recent. The item is triangular in shape. The mid portion of the spear is cylindrical in section, and there are two triangular sectioned flanges that protrude at each side to prodice the sharp blade edges. The spear tapers to a point, and the breakage is at the opposite end. The surface patina is a light brown with patches of green, and the inside (seen through the breakage) is …
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1A0947
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy brooch probably dating to the Roman period. The brooch would probably have been circular in shape although only a quarter of the circle remains. There are two tubular turrets remaining on the brooch, possibly out of four, which would have contained a jewel or stone. Between the turrets is a double phallic symbol. The turrets are connected by a semi-circular sectioned curved bar. At the base of one of the turrets is a hole which either held the hinge for the pin or was the locating hole for the pin. At the base of each turret opposite the existing joining ba…
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-191C0B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle plate probably dating to the late Roman period. The plate is sub-triangular and has two loops at one end to secure the buckle. Both loops are bent over and one is broken. The opposite end of the plate is broken at the apex of the triangle. Close to the apex is a single rivet. The only decoration on the plate is in the form of a crucifix which may have been added post casting.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-17E714
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver struck shilling of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). The coin shows some damage at 7 o'clock. Obverse is left facing bust, which is very worn, as are the pellets that form the inner circle of the obverse. The reverse only shows a small amount of wear. Reverse is cross fourcee over royal shield. ‚ÄčThe obverse inscription is; ELIZA[BETH] D G [AN] FR ET.HI REGINA . ‚ÄčThe reverse inscription is: POSVI [D]EV AD IVTORE M MEV. The mintmark is a badly struck cross-crosslet (1560-1)
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-16D3F6
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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An incomplete copper alloy hooked tag. The upper plate is trapezoid with a semi circular base from which the hook is attached. The upper plate shows two holes at the top which would have secured the item. The two holes are both broken. There is evidence of decoration on the plate but all that remains are four white dots; one in the middle at the top, one in the centre of the plate and two on the lower edge near to the hook. The hook is complete and has three trnsverse grooves at the point where it joins the plate. The hook measures 22mm from the top to the apex of the curve on the h…
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-978762
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold quarter stater of Cunobelinus (c. AD 10-40) of the Catuvellauni and Trinovantes (Eastern Region), (Rudd 'Biga' type). BMC (Hobbs) 1836-36A and ABC (Rudd) 2807 Obverse is CAMVL in tablet on vertical wreath, heart shapes in angles. Reverse is biga left, branch above and wheel below. CVNO below Dimensions: weight: 1.31g, diameter: 12.8mm, thickness: 17.0mm
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-48079E
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Medieval copper-alloy 'Tournais' jetton dating to the 15th century, c. 1425 - 1500. Both faces are very worn and the inscriptions are illegible. Obverse shows shield of France in border with inscription around. Reverse is triple stranded cross fleury with quatrefoil in centre.
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-47B878
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy coin. Likely a Roman nummus or radiate of unknown ruler c. 260 - 400 AD. Obverse: illegibe. Inscription illegible Reverse: illegible. Inscription illegible
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-47A4B9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy coin. Likely a Roman nummus of unknown ruler c. 295 - 400 AD. Obverse: laureate bust right. Inscription illegible. Reverse: illegible. Inscription illegible
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-476E7F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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Copper-alloy Nummus of Constantine I (306 - 337 AD). Soli Invicto Comiti reverse type. Mint unknown. Reece period 15 Obverse: Laureate bust right. [IMP CONS]TANTINVS AVG Reverse: Sol standing left with globe and whip. Mintmark illegible
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-FB2FC6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy sestertius of Faustina II, struck under Marcus Aurelius at Rome (161-175 AD). Reece period 8. MATRI MAGNAE reverse. Obverse is bust of Faustina facing right. Inscription illegible. Reverse is Cybele seated holding drum with two lions by throne. Inscription illegible. See also LEIC-D1F687, SUSS-916B45, SUR-98A12D, PUBLIC-C4E843
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-F4FC58
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Steelyard weight of Roman date c. 43 - 410 AD. The weight is pear-shaped and circular in section. It is made from cast copper-alloy, and features an iron rod core. There is iron staining at the top and bottom around the remains of the central perforation. The surface is generally even with some scratching, and the patina is a dark green. Dimensions: weight: 183.4g, height: 41.7mm, width (at widest point): 34.3mm, width at top perforation: 9.4mm
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-F4522E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Finger ring (plain) of probable Roman date (c. 40 - 410 AD). The ring is made of cast copper-alloy and is undecorated. The band is 'D' shaped in cross section. Dimensions: weight: 11.6g, diameter: 25.5mm, band thickness: 2.9mm
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-F39AD0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy Nummus of the House of Constantine (306-361 AD ) VRBS ROMA reverse. Lyon mint (c. 330-335 AD) Obverse is helmeted bust of Roma left. Reverse is wolf suckling twins. [VRBS ROMA] legend. Mint in exergue *SLC
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-CCD046
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold stater of Cunobelinus (c. 8 - 41 AD). ABC 2777, VA 1931, BMC 1784 - 803. Obverse is CA in left field, MV in right. Corn ear with stalk between. Reverse is horse right with CVNO below
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-CBEAB5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold stater of Dubnovellaunos, c. 5 BC - 10 AD. ABC 2392, VA 1650, BMC 2425-40. Obverse is wreath with outline crescents back to back at centre. Pellet in ring above and below, pellet in ring at one end of wreath. Reverse is horse left, pellet in ring above, branch below. DUBNOVILLAVN above
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-CB8944
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold uninscribed quarter stater, 'Maldon Wheels' type, c. 60 - 50BC. ABC 2234, CCI 98.2138 Obverse is wreath design, crescents and wheel attached to spike Reverse is beaded mane horse right with sun above, pellet in ring below and wheel in front
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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