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Record ID: WAW-450EBE
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early-Medieval (late 8th and 10th centuries) copper-alloy strap end: in plan the strap end is an elongated oval with rounded terminals and is composed of two plates. The upper plate is decorated with two inward pointing chevrons which represent eyes or ears. Behind the ears, on the body of the strap end, there is a rectangular panel within a plain border, which itself is within a border decorated with transverse notches. The second terminal has a rivet hole on each plate. The reverse of the strap end is undecorated. The surface of the strap end has a dark brown patina. In length it i…
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-444B65
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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Medieval (c. 1270-1450) folding strap clasp element: The copper alloy folding clasp plate is a 'keyhole' shape with a separate rectangular bar across the linear terminal. The plate has three copper alloy rivets which protrude on the reverse. The surface of the mount has a dark green patina. The mount measures 14.92mm, 13.34mm wide, 4.79mm thick and weighs 1.16g. Egan and Pritchard (2002) illustrate a similar example in Figure 76 and date these clasps to the late 13th to mid-15th century.
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-443407
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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Medieval (c.1350-1400) buckle: The copper alloy frame is a single loop sub-rectangle with a slightly off-set strap bar, and an expanded bar opposite the strap bar. This bar has a notch and a transverse grooves either side. The sides are convex on the exterior and concave on the interior. The surface of the buckle frame has an abraded dark grey surface. It measures 15.74mm in length, 16.03mm wide and weighs 1.88g. Similar buckles are illustrated in Egan & Pritchard (1991) Nos. 434 to 439 and dated to the send half of the 14th century. Egan, G. and Pritchard, F., 2002 Dress Acces…
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-43B5CA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
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Roman coin: A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 335 to 341 (Reece Period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS depicting two soldiers holding one standard. Mint unclear. Possibly a contemporary copy.
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-43942D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
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Roman (AD c. 350-450) an incomplete cast copper-alloy buckle fragment of a zoomorphic frame. The portion of the frame which remains is opposite the strap bar and a side edge. The long edge is incomplete and has a prominent moulded notch with a dolphin-like head with a crest protruding from the side of the notch. There is a circular perforation to the side of the notch. The side edge is curved and broken, but not recently. The surface of the frame has a light-green patina. It measures 17.45mm long, 26.01mm wide, 3.86mm thick and weighs 4.01g Similar buckles have been recorded on t…
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-42E80C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
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Roman coin: nummus of probably Constantine I (306-337) minted in an unknown mint during AD 321. BEATA TRANQUILLITAS reverse showing globe on top of altar. Mint is Trier. RIC VII, p191, No. 316.
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-42C905
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman coin: commerative nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to 330 and 335. Reece Period 17. Constantinopolis type with Victory on the prow reverse. Possibly a contemporary copy due to the thickness of the coin.
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-350E3A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
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Roman (1st to 2nd century) Trumpet brooch: The brooch is incomplete and is missing the bow head. The bow is D-shaped in section and has a moulded section with transverse ribs and grooves with an expanded central section. The lower portion tapers to a foot and is undecorated. The foot is slightly bulbous. On the reverse there is a small solid catchplate. The brooch has a mid-grey-green patina. It weighs 5.06g, and measures 7.07mm wide across the swollen section and 42.88mm long. The brooch is a Trumpet-headed type, dates to the late 1st to mid 2nd century (Bayley and Butcher, 2004; 1…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-350096
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman (mid 1st to 2nd century) Colchester derivative brooch: The lower portion of the bow remains. The bow is broken at the upper edge which is at the approximate midpoint of the bow. The break is not a recent. The bow tapers to a foot which is circular in section, and the sides are vertical decorated with two horizontal grooves. On the reverse of this portion of the bow there is a complete catchplate. The surface of the brooch has a well-developed mid grey-green coloured patina. The brooch measures 25.97mm in length, 7.68mm in width at the foot and weighs 4.37g. The brooch is a …
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-34F345
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (mid 1st to 2nd century) brooch: The lower portion of the bow remains. The bow is broken at the upper edge which is at the approximate midpoint of the bow. The break is not a recent. The bow tapers to a blunt foot. The outer face of the bow has a V-shaped indentation. On the reverse of this portion of the bow there is a complete catchplate with a triangular perforation. The surface of the brooch has a well-developed mid grey-green coloured patina. The brooch measures 32.48mm in length, 4.65mm in width across the upper edge and weighs 2.64g. The brooch is a Colchester deriva…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-34BD50
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman brooch of Colchester derivative Polden Hill (flat wing ends type, West Midlands), cf. Mackreth 2011, 4.j1. Plate 48, AD c. 120-240. The copper alloy brooch is incomplete. The wings are semi-cylindrical, and terminate with perforated wing caps. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. Integral to the upper edge of the wings there is an incomplete head loop, of which the loop is missing, but the remaining plate is decorated with two horizontal, grooves. The wings, on the outer face, are short in length compared to those of Polden Hill brooches, and the decoration travels on…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-34720B
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman to Post Medieval (mid-1st and mid-18th centuries) furniture fitting; stud. The copper alloy stud or mount head is a domed circle with a hollow underside. The underside has an integral square sectioned shank protruding from the centre. The shank, which is slightly bent, tapers to a blunt point. The surface of the stud has an incomplete mottled mid green patina. It measures 19.71mm long, 28.68mm diameter and weighs 12.39g. It is difficult to date the stud, there are Post Medieval examples which are identified as furniture or household studs due to the square sectioned shank. Marg…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-EBB775
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (13th to 14th century) copper alloy seal matrix: The matrix is a variant of a flat-backed type which has a transverse ridge on the reverse, which tapers in profile. At the widest terminal of the ridge, there is an incomplete perforation in the upper corner. In plan the matrix is a pointed oval, although the edges are heavily abraded. The underside of the matrix has a legend and central device. The legend, possibly reads CREDE MIChI. The device is a crescent and a star. The surface of the matrix has an abraded mid green. The matrix measures 17.63mm long, 11.54mm wide and 3.92…
Created on: Saturday 10th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B11F93
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early-Medieval (c. AD 500 - c. AD 600) radiate-headed brooch: The copper alloy cast brooch is incomplete, only the head plate and a fragment of the bow remains. The head plate is semi-circular with five equi-distant, integral, knops on the outside edge. The knops have a double-stranded linear groove at the base. The outer face is decorated with a plain border within which there are three spiral motifs. The reverse of the head plate is has two integral, vertical, perforated lugs with traces of iron corrosion. Protruding from the lower edge of the head plate is a narrowed, integral bow …
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B10553
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval coin: cut farthing of John (1199-1216) minted by Wilam, Wilen, Will DF, or any of the Willems, between AD1204 and 1210. Class 5b-c: North Nos. 970-971.
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-468939
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval (14th to 17th century) cup for weights: A complete cast copper alloy weight box which originally would have held a set of nested cup weights. The lid is circular in plan and decorated with fine concentric rings. It has two small circular perforations towards opposite edges. The upper surface has two mounts riveted to the surface. The first is a moulded V-shaped mount riveted to the lid and it has a perforated lug at the tip forming an element of the hinge. It is hinged to a separate mount on the exterior wall of the cup, which has two perforated lugs extending…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-44B22D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Primary / Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy early palstave (1500-1300 BC): The blade of the palstave is sub-trapezoidal in plan with slightly concave sides, flared blade tips, and no side loop. The cutting edge is heavily abraded, as is the surface of the blade so not sure whether it is symmetrical or asymmetrical through use. The sides of the blade are concave in plan, and this curvature stops at the junction of the blade and flange side. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being before the stop ridge. There are no traces of a casting seam but this may be due t…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-42F48D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (c. 500 to 600 AD) incomplete long brooch, cruciform type; the copper alloy brooch is incomplete with only a fragment of the headplate and a portion of the bow remaining. The brooch has been cast, in copper alloy. The head plate is sub-square with the left-hand edge being broken, but not too recently. The upper edge has an integral, elongated triangular projection which has a rounded tip. The right-hand edge has a small broken section where presumably a projection is now missing. The head plate is decorated on the outer face with a central trapezoidal, undecorated panel…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-1E291B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age to early Roman (c.AD 0 to c. 100) cast copper alloy La Tene I brooch. The brooch is cast as one piece. The spring is coiled with four coils with the terminal of the spring pointing downwards and is broken. The break is possibly quite recent as the patina does not cover the break. This would have originally developed to form the pin. The other terminal of the spring develops into the bow. The bow is a 'C' shape in profile and is oval in section which increases slightly towards the apex and tapers towards the lower portion of the bow. The lower portion of the bow forms the …
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-1D28D4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (1st to 4th century) button or strap mount: The copper alloy mount is circular and domed in profile. It is decorated with concentric ridges and has a central pellet. On the reverse there is a oval-sectioned bar which is integral at either terminal to the mount. The mount has a mid grey patina and a slightly abraded edge. It measures 15.48mm long, 15.12mm wide, 7.39mm thick and weighs 2.39g. The mount probably dates to the Roman period. SWYOR-F97952, NCL-7F13A4 and SF-A6A0E2 are buttons or mounts with a similar bar on the reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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