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Record ID: PAS-4EA424
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete but distorted gold finger ring set with a carnelian in an oval bezel. The hoop is 1.2mm wide and ovoid in section, widening to flat triangular terminals where it is joined to the bezel. This join is strengthened by a strip of gold wrapped round the ends of the hoops. The back of the bezel is an applied flat plate, with a central circular pierced hole. The raised oval setting is formed from another sheet of gold folded and pinched at the top of the oval. Around it at the base is a border of twisted gold wire, with filigree beaded wire above this. The carnelian is oval with a …
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
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Record ID: PAS-03D086
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman silver small keeled finger-ring with narrow D-shaped hoop. The simply-engraved triangular shoulders have damaged notched edges and frame a flat circular bezel, which is neatly engraved with the letters ToT. Rings with this inscription on their bezel are distinctive to Roman Britain and have been found in some numbers in Lincolnshire. The inscription is regarded as an abbreviation of the name of the Celtic god Toutatis (or Totatis), who was often identified with the Roman god Mars. The ring is Henig's Type VIII. A near-identical ring was found in archaeological excavations in L…
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: PAS-011055
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold-plated Late Bronze Age penannular ring with a copper alloy core, dating to the period 1150-750 BC. The gold penannular ring is decorated with thin strips of a contrasting silvery-coloured metal. A small patch of (copper alloy) corrosion inside the terminal of the ring suggests that this ring is gold-plated rather than solid gold. Dimensions: Width: 18.5mm; Height: 17mm; Thickness: 7mm; Diameter of central perforation: 5mm; Length of gap between terminals: 2mm; Weight: 11.69g Discussion: The penannular ring belongs to a class of artefact which has been termed 'hair-rin…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Flint Cross area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-463683
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post-Medieval gold mourning ring. The ring consists of a circular band of d-shaped section. The exterior is plain except for the engraved image of a skull, outlined in black enamel. The inner face of the band contains the inscription Marsden Ar. Ob: 4 Jan 87. The ring measures 16mm in diameter and weighs 2.92g. Mourning rings were worn to commemorate the loss of an acquaintance or loved one. From at least the 17th century, some people set aside money in their will for the creation of a number of mourning rings to be distributed amongst their friends and family, a practice which con…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: PAS-62DAD2
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver-gilt dress-hook in the form of a wreath, pierced centre, the back plate with five projecting petals, applied with five knops with central studs. Recurving hook soldered on reverse, remains of original bar attachment below. Length 1.8mm. Similar in design (though with hollow centre) to one from Brampton, Lincs., reported through the Treasure Act, Treasure Annual Report 2000, no.179. 16th Century.
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th April 2017
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Record ID: PAS-62A405
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman silver finger ring, plain oval hoop, broken and dented at the bottom. The flattened slightly swollen bezel widens to accommodate an oval pinky-red carnelian intaglio. The motif appears to be a very stylised pair of clasped hands (dextrarum iunctio). The wrists and palms are represented by a simple thick line with blocks at each end, and the fingers and thumbs by lightly incised lines. Analysis indicated a silver content of c. 93% and confirmed the gemstone as carnelian. Wt.: 3.77g Ext.d: 21.0 mm Int.d.: 17.9 mm Guiraud type 2e Date: 2nd to 3rd century AD
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th April 2017
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Record ID: PAS-60FAB6
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver spoon with ovoid bowl, thickness 1.5mm The stem is of rectangular section with a chamfered end, engraved with three indistinct initials, perhaps A above F and M. In the bowl, near the join to the stem, is the leopard's head crowned for London. On the underside of the stem, three marks: near the tip, a date letter for London, indistinct but possibly that for 1649 ( Jackson, English Goldsmiths and their marks. London 1921, p.83). At the base of the stem, two further marks; the lion passant for London, and, nearest the bowl, a maker's mark which has yet to be identified. Total len…
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th April 2017
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Record ID: PAS-803E51
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large cast silver strap-end with zoomorphic decoration and glass settings. The strap-end is leaf-shaped, flaring from the transverse attachment end and then tapering towards the rounded terminal. The attachment end is split to take a strap, and pierced by two silver dome-headed rivets. The end is lobed around the rivets with a small pointed peak in between. The main part of the strap-end is decorated extensively with Trewhiddle Style ornament. At the attachment end, below the rivets, is a recessed pelta-shaped field containing a central incised teardrop motif. Beneath this is a larg…
Created on: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th January 2018
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Record ID: PAS-6DBE56
Object type: JEWELLERY
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rolled-up strip of gold of probable Chalcolithic or Bronze Age date (c. 2500-800 BC). The strip of gold is sub-rectangular in plan, and is rolled up (width ways), forming a tight roll which has been slightly squashed into an oval shape (when viewed from the side). Eleven folds can be counted from the middle. There is some soil still attached to and within these folds. The strip is very thin (less than a diameter). The strip is wider in the middle than near the end, where it tapers from c. 21 mm in the middle towards 15 mm at the end (the end hidden in the folds in the centre of the …
Created on: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: PAS-ADC81F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval silver-gilt iconographic ring. The bezel is engraved with the figure of a female saint, probably St Barbara, holding a tower in her left hand and possibly a palm branch in her right. The hoop and shoulders are wreathed, forming a ridge along each shoulder. The facetted shoulders are engraved with flowers and leaves, which may originally have been enamelled. The gilding survives inside the hoop and in the recessed areas outside the hoop and on the bezel. The ring dates to the 15th century. Dimensions: height 24 mm, width 21 mm, width of bezel 7 mm. In terms of age a…
Created on: Friday 9th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 19th May 2017
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Record ID: PAS-A9E9AA
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A late medieval silver-gilt ring, the hoop of which is decorated with engraved lozenges and half-lozenges creating a criss-cross effect. The spaces are decorated with sub foliate motifs. Gilding remains only in the deepest recesses of the design. The ring dates from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century.
Created on: Friday 9th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th December 2016
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Record ID: PAS-1382E2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold medieval ring brooch of thirteenth-century date. The brooch is annular-shaped with two raised collets, both of which are set with pink gemstones identified by raman spectroscopy as almandine garnets. The pin has a collar and rests against a small foliate quatrefoil at the opposite end. The face of the brooch is bifaceted and inscribed with Lombardic characters: + IESVI ICIE NILV DAMI. The modern French might be: Je suis ici in lieu d'ami which can be translated as 'I am here in place of a friend'. The reverse of the brooch is plain. Lightbown cites a different type of brooch wi…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
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Record ID: PAS-56385F
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval gold reliquary pendant containing a rock crystal, now cracked. The frame is rectangular, slightly damaged at the base on the reverse side. The backing plate is intact with some scratches. A projecting loop at the top holds the suspension ring. Four further projecting loops survive at each corner, with one remaining gold spangle suspended from the loop at the bottom left. The other spangles do not survive. Five small gold posts project from the frame, two on each side and one at the base. Originally these posts would have held pearls, but these do not survive. Rock crysta…
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: PAS-C51EC8
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval gilt bronze pin head and separate pin shaft, possibly related
Created on: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 4th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Willingham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-C4DAC5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Simple one piece-brooch, Nauheim-derivative type with a flat broadly ovoid bow, undecorated, made of sheet metal, which narrows to a wire that forms a simple loop and the pin, both of circular cross-section. The catchplate is missing. Discussion: the brooch is so small it seems unlikely to have had much practical use, suggesting it was produced for symbolic reasons. For discussion of brooches of this type see Bayley & Butcher 2004, 146-8. For a parallel, see Hattatt 1987, no. 737. Date: late first century BC to early first century AD Wt.: 1.42g L.: 26.2mm W.: 6.6mm Refer…
Created on: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Willinham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-DC12AF
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Plaited silver wire finger-ring. The date is uncertain, but thought to be 19th Century.
Created on: Friday 14th August 2015
Last updated: Friday 14th August 2015
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Record ID: PAS-9ECB6B
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Addenda to 2008 T410 and 2012 T661. These two coins were found in June/July 2013 on a controlled excavation of the site of the discovery of 2008 T410, and are considered to be addenda to that hoard. Republic (5) No. Obv.. Rev. RRC Qty. Weight (g) (Helmeted head of Mars, left) Q·THERM·MF (Roman soldier fighting barbarian soldier in protection of fallen comrade) 319/1 1 3.68*[1] CALIGULA (1) …
Created on: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Warwickshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-B85CB1
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The coins comprise three basic types of late Iron Age gold quarter stater. The insular types 'British G' and 'Insular Cf' (nos. 1 and 7 respectively) and the Continental types (nos. 2-6). All were produced in the second quarter of the first century BC and are types of coin that were commonly used in south-east England at this time. 1.Gold quarter stater, 'British G' or 'Clacton De Jersey' type (ABC 2350), 80-50 BC. Weight 1.28g. 2.Gold quarter stater, 'Gallo-Belgic DC' type (ABC 40), 80-60 BC. Weight 1.46g. 3.Gold quarter stater, 'Gallo-Belgic DC' type (ABC 40), 80-60 BC. W…
Created on: Monday 13th April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th January 2017
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Record ID: PAS-5607C5
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small, solid penannular ring with irregularly facetted section. Each flattened face has one row of pointillé dots and there is another on the outer face; between, there are rows of finely executed oblique strokes in opposing directions; in places the latter are very worn. Maximum external diameter 11mm; maximum internal diameter 7mm; breadth 2mm; weight 1.19 grams. X-ray fluorescence analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated an approximate gold content of 79%. Identification The piece may be ascribed to the Late Bronze Age penannular ring series (circa 1150-750BC), a…
Created on: Friday 27th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kent area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-98528C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Colchester Treasure hunting: 2015a.12: 50BC Celtic gold Gallic import Qtr Stater; Crossed lines with rider, ABC 37 VA 37, Caletes tribe, Normandy coast
Created on: Wednesday 18th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 18th August 2015
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