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Record ID: BH-AB0DB0
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A copper-alloy French jetton dating to the period AD 1418 to 1437. The obverse depicts the arms of France with an illegible legend. The reverse depicts a cross fleuretty within a tressure with an illegible legend. cf. Mitchener p. 193, no. 531.
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-302FDF
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A copper-alloy stud dating to the late sixteenth or seventeenth century AD. The stud possesses a rectangular-section openwork plate which is quatrefoil in plan set within an elaborate tressure. The upper surface of this plate possesses integrally-cast ribbed and grooved decoration which is accentuated with gilding. From the underside of the plate, there extend two circular-section tapering attachment lugs. For parallels, see Read (2001) p. 34, no. 277. The stud measures 31mm in length, a maximum of 26mm in width and 8mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-3013CA
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A small copper-alloy stud dating to the late sixteenth or seventeenth century AD. The stud possesses a hemispherical-section plate which is approximately trapezoidal in plan with a small rectangular extension at one end. The plate is centrally pierced. Through the piercing is threaded, a small circular-section rivet. For parallels, see Read (2001) p. 35, no. 299. The stud measures 16mm in length, a maximum of 11mm in width and 3mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-30035D
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy stud dating to the late sixteenth or seventeenth century AD. The stud possesses a hemispherical-section plate which is heart-shaped in plan. From the underside of the plate, there extend two tapering attachment lugs which are bent back on themselves. For parallels, see Read (2001) p. 37, no. 322. The stud measures 24mm in length, a maximum of 10mm in width and 7mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2FF481
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy stud dating to the late sixteenth or seventeenth century AD. The stud possesses an assymetrical plate which is hemispherical in section. It comprises a lozenge which extends at one end to an elongated oval. The upper surface of the plate has integrally-cast decoration, although corrosion products make this almost impossible to discern. From the underside of the plate, there extend two tapering attachment lugs which are bent back on themselves. For parallels, see Read (2001) p. 35, no. 292. The stud measures 32mm in length, a maximum of 12mm in width and 7mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2FDBA0
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy stud dating to the late sixteenth or seventeenth century AD. The stud possesses a flat, triangular plate, from the underside of which there extend two tapering attachment lugs which are bent back on themselves. The upper surface of the plate is decorated with a series of stamped ring and dot motifs. For parallels, see Read (2001) p. 37, no. 322. The stud measures 27mm in length, a maximum of 11mm in width and 4mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2F4923
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
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An incomplete copper-alloy finger ring dating to the Roman period. The fragment comprises the shoulders and bezel of the ring. The shoulders are lentoidal in section and broaden to form a flat, oval bezel. The bezel is decorated with two opposing pelta-shaped cells which are filled with degraded red enamel. The finger ring has an incomplete horizontal outer diameter of 21mm and a projected inner horizontal diameter of 19mm. The bezel has a width of 8mm.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2F2956
Object type: HANGING BOWL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy object, possibly a hanging bowl mount or escutcheon dating to the Early Medieval period. The object comprises a flat, circular plate. At one end, the plate extends to a circular-section suspension loop which is broken. At the other, the plate narrows to form a flat, rectangular extension which is now broken. The upper surface of the plate is decorated with a central circular cell encircled by a further ring-shaped cell, perhaps originally intended to accommodate a piece of coral. The upper surface of the plate is also decorated with curvilinear incised decoration, althou…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2EFBE6
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy strap end dating to the fourteenth century AD. The fragment comprises the front plate of a two piece strap end. The plate is heart-shaped in plan with bent sides. It measures 21mm in length, a maximum of 20mm in width and 5mm in thickness. cf. Egan and Pritchard (1993) p. 134, nos. 616 passim for parallels.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2EBE24
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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A copper-alloy buckle frame with integral plate dating to the mid fourteenth to early fifteenth century AD. The buckle frame is oval in plan and D-shaped in section. The outer edge of the frame possesses a slight lip and there is a notch to accommodate the pin. The frame extends to the remains of an integral forked spacer, which is incomplete. The buckle measures 33mm in length, 28mm in width and 3mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2E9CEF
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A medieval copper-alloy rotary key dating the thirteenth or fourteenth century AD.. From the size of the key and the presence of a hollow stem it is likely that the key would have been used to lock a casket. The bow is circular in shape with a circular perforation. It extends to a hollow stem, which is rectangular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross-section. The bit tapers away from the stem making it wedge-shaped. It has two rectangular notches in it, creating a 'T'-shaped tooth. A number of very similar crude and simple rotary keys are shown in Egan (1998, 112), which he dates as fr…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2E7A90
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A copper-alloy zoomorphic mount, possibly Late Iron Age or Roman in date. The mount is intended to represent an animal, possibly a hunting dog and comprises a hemispherical section body, the upper surface of which is decorated with two pairs of ribs and grooves flanking a central circular perforation, which is filled with a circular-section rivet. The lower surface of the body is plain with slight depressions either side of the rivet which pierces the body. At one end, the body possesses a rounded terminal. At the other, an oval-section neck extends at right angles before terminating i…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2D5425
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A copper-alloy finger ring made from a cut-down bracelet and dating to the late Roman period (late 4th - 5th century AD). The finger ring has been made by bending a terminal fragment of a thin rectangular-section bracelet into a loop. The upper surface of the bracelet is decorated with alternating panels of two stamped ring and dot motifs and vertical rib and groove. As a bracelet this fragment would be classed as one with multiple motifs, a type current from c. AD 350 onwards (see, for example, Crummy 1983, 46; fig. 47). Swift (2012,1, 6) comments that the reuse of bracelet fragments …
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2D3363
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a Roman copper-alloy Hod Hill brooch dating to the mid to late first century AD. The fragment a portion of the bow and foot of the brooch. The bow is rectangular in plan and vertically ribbed. It extends to a foot which is triangular in plan and plain. It conceals a small semi-circular catchplate. The fragment measures 26mm in length, a maximum of 7mm in width and 5mm in thickness. Compare with Hod Hill brooches published by Hattat (Hattatt 1989: 322-323). Also compare with brooches from Richborough (Bayley and Butcher 2004: 71-79). Hattatt, R. 1989. Ancient brooches …
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2CFCC1
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A Post-Medieval copper-alloy toy pistol, dating to the seventeenth century AD. The artefact is part of a multi-component, three-dimensional pistol. It consists of the stock, barrel, ramrod pipe, pan and pommel of a pistol which have been cast all in one piece. The gun is of octagonal-section. Its upper surface is decorated with a pattern of lozenges created with stamped hemispheres. The stock is plain and measures 21.42mm wide. The stock has a rounded fore-end that gives way to a short tapering butt, ending in an octagonally faceted ovoid pommel. It weighs 49.62g. A number of similar…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2C994D
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A cast copper-alloy hooked tag dating to the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries AD. The tag comprises a flat, semi-circular openwork body, probably intended to represent three flowers surrounded by foliage. There extends at one end, the trapezoidal eye and at the other, a D-sectioned tapering hook. The hooked tag measures 36mm in length, 15mm in width and 3mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2C7892
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A worn and incomplete cast copper-alloy fob-seal matrix dating to the thirteenth or fourteenth century AD. It has a flat circular die with a conical terminal that tapers to an old break. The face is engraved with a central image of a squirrel facing right. A circumferential legend surrounds the central squirrel motif. Unfortunately the legend is not legible due to damage to the edge of the die. Wildlife, particularly squirrels, hares and rabbits appear frequently on matrices of this type. Seal matrices of this type bearing imaginative legends in French or English and with decorative r…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2C4715
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy T-shaped brooch dating to the mid to late first century AD. The surviving part of the brooch comprises the bow and foot. The head of the brooch is missing as is the pin. The bow is hemispherical in section, with a central vertical rib, which runs half its length and 'sawtooth' type edges. The bow tapers to a moulded forwarded facing foot, with small horizontal moulded collar. The catchplate is trapezoidal in plan. The brooch measures 36mm in diameter and a maximum of 10mm in width. It weighs 3.14g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2C1BF8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small copper-alloy and enamelled disc brooch dating to the late 1st to mid 3rd century AD. The brooch is circular in plan The upper surface of the brooch is decorated with a sunburst motif in reserve metal, surrounding a central circular cell. There appears to be degraded enamel within the cells created by the sunburst motif. However, it is too degraded to identify its potential original colour. The central circular cell is empty. On the underside of the brooch are two semi-circular pierced lugs (both broken) and a small trapezoidal catchplate. The pin is missing. The brooch measures…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2BFA99
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small copper-alloy flat, enamelled disc brooch dating to the late 1st-mid 3rd century AD. The brooch is circular in plan, although its circumference is partially corroded. The upper surface of the brooch is decorated with a five pointed star motif in reserve metal. Each arm of the star possessing a rounded terminal. At the centre of the star motif is a circular motif, also in reserve metal. The use of reserve metal creates a series of outer semi-circular cells, which appear to be filled with degraded blue enamel, and an inner star-shaped cell, in which no enamel remains. On the under…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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