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Record ID: NMS-4C2CF3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Saxon copper alloy buckle comprising an oval frame of oval-section, with narrowed bar, cast pin with grip at loop, point damaged; rectangular sheet plate folded in two, with sides recessed and pin slot, line of four dome-headed rivets at attachment edge. Frame measures 8 x 16 mm. Pin length is 10.5 mm. Plate dimensions are 10 x 10.5 mm. Overall length of 16mm. Classification: Marzinzik 2003, Typegroup II.24b-ii. Dates to the 5th - 6th century.
Created on: Monday 5th March 2012
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caistor St Edmund', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-CDCD77
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unusual copper-alloy mount, possibly from a book clasp or strap, sub-rectangular plate with slight longitudinal curve, engraved lines flanking a rectangular perforation with recessed sides (to accommodate 'male' fitting on corresponding mount); broad tulip-shaped terminal at other end with three pierced double ring-and-dot. Dimensions of 24 x 43mm. Dates to the 16th-17th century. Compare an example from Foulsham ( NMS-D69B32; HER 39728).
Created on: Tuesday 28th February 2012
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pentney', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-E32A60
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), second issue, initial Mark: Cross and Crosslet (1560-1561) struck in London (Tower mint). North: 1997
Created on: Wednesday 29th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knockin Heath', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-EB30E7
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy book clasp of Howsam type A.10. Length 52mm, width 21mm, thickness 6mm, weight 11.96. It is made in one piece, with a sub-rectangular plate with a slightly expanded and rounded forward edge. This has a circular hole in the centre (4mm in diameter). The face is decorated with an engraved curvilinear foliate pattern that is held within a beaded or ladder-pattern border. The attachment end has a line of three semicircles with a rivet hole in the centre of each. This edge is also slotted to take the strap. The forward edge has a rectangular knop moulded in the shape of an a…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2012
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke orchard', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-D911D3
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Medieval book clasp of Howsam type A.1.1, dating to c. late 14th-c. early 15th century AD. The remains of the book clasp consist of a cast zoomorphic book clasp loop, in the form of an animal head; it would have connected to a hinged, double-sided plate to which the strap was riveted, in order to keep a bound book closed. The loop is sub-triangular and tapering in plan, with a circular-sectioned strap bar held between two small lugs at one end; followed by a stylised symmetrical animal head with ears, forehead, protruding eyes and snout; the loop itself …
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2012
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
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Record ID: ESS-7D7F16
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval cast copper alloy gilded strap end, made of several components comprising a forked element with attached upper and lower plates to form a box-chape. Although technically a strap end, the fitting is of a type often attributed to or associated with book fittings, annd it dates to the 14th Century. The forked element is a wide rectangle, open at one end. The inner edge of the fork arms are recessed. The closed end of the fork extends into a lozenge projection, with the upper surface and side edges being integrally cast. The lozenge projection has two shorter edges towards …
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-E15784
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The cast copper-alloy terminal 'loop' from a medieval book clasp. As with such objects the body is broadly semi-circular with a central hole. At the flat end is a wider integral rectangular plate witha rivet hole through it. This is instead of the more usual bar for the strap to loop round. The fitting terminates in a small, perpendicular loop, pierced centrally but bloked by corrosion. Compare DENO-855810 and HAMP-C9A8D5.
Created on: Wednesday 29th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: BH-53D847
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy book clasp, dating from the Late Medieval period. The piece represents the lower portion of a composite clasp. The upper part of the surviving piece has a rectangular 'plate', from each of the two top corners of which projects a right angled, perforated lug. The now-missing axis bar would originally have been contained within these lugs and would also have held in place an upper element, creating a hinged fitting. The aforementioned plate has an incised groove around its perimeter; this in turn contains an incised saltire, each of the quarters created also e…
Created on: Friday 10th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Billington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-8F1C52
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy book fitting comprising cast terminal 'loop' and folded sheet plate. The loop's body is broadly semicircular with a central hole. At the flat end protrude two integral lugs, pierced, and retaining an axis bar. The axis bar is hinged, double-sided where there would have been a strap riveted.The loop itself terminates in a small, perpendicular loop, pierced centrally and with angled tip. The attachment end is concave and perforated at each corner to take rivets; what remains of both rivets is retained in the lower fold. The plate is plain, with evidence of a green c…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rutland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-D9DB57
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy probable book fitting dating from 1350 - 1450 AD. It consists of a thick plate of copper alloy which is sub rectangular in plan. The plate tapers. The wide end is concave with worn breaks at the corners, though the centre is the original edge. This may have extended into a loop to attach it to the strap. The body of the plate is decorated with an incised cross saltire and border lines. At the narrow end is a central projection which is very worn. This may have once extended into a loop. The edges are pitted and rounded. The metal is turquoise green and patchy. Compare IO…
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WILT-0E7163
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval (1100-1500) copper alloy book fitting in the form of a parallel-sided strap-end with a hinged plate and loop. The 'open end' is worn and damaged. The book fitting consists of two parts - a cast, squarish terminal, and a folded sheet copper alloy plate (also square) for attachment to the strap. It measures 34.74mm in length, is 13.54mm in width and 3.96mm thick (at the loop). It weighs 5.2g. The terminal measures 21.23x13.54mm and is 2.76mm thick. At the centre is a piercing 2.12mm in diameter. The loop has a 2.14mm diameter piercing, set at 90 degrees to the term…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tilshead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-123C38
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and incomplete cast copper alloy openwork fitting, probably a book clasp of 11th or 12th century date. Worn sinuous curves on the upper surface suggest possibly a zoomorphic form. The fitting is triangular and has nine circular apertures. At the wider end the bar to retain the strap is missing but the two supporting projections survive. At the apex is a flat-sided projection with a lateral rounded hole for attachment.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-146131
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible Brooch fragment. Possibly the foot of a small cruciform brooch, with flat back, rounded end, and a horizontal moulding; it is also possible that recesses on either side immediately below the horizontal moulding represent decorative features such as eyes on a human or horse head mask. Corroded, especially on the display face. Suggested date: Possibly Early Medieval, 500-600. Length: 19.6mm, Width: 9.9mm, Thickness: 3.1mm, Weight: 1.99gms.
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wickenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-CFED36
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early-medieval terminal of a penannular brooch. Zoomorphic terminal with a beast's head looking inwards towards the object. The loop of the bracelet projects from the creature's mouth like a tongue. The animal has ears, eyes and long nose, quite serpentine. Flattened reverse.
Created on: Thursday 16th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-60EDE4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy cruciform brooch of Anglo-Saxon date. Only the foot and part of the catchplate survive intact, and appear to have been subject to burning or exposure to high termperatures, the remainder of the brooch now missing due to old breaks. The foot of the brooch is flat, oval shaped in section with a flat back face and moulded front face that has a zoomorphic terminal. At its top the foot has a flat rectangular panel beneath which it is faceted. At the top of the terminal is a collar formed from a series of moulded transverse bands from which extend the zoomorph…
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2012
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-31F6B6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy cruciform brooch of Anglo-Saxon date. Only the foot survives, the remainder of the brooch now missing due to old breaks. The foot of the brooch is d-shaped in section with a moulded front face that has a zoomorphic terminal in the form of a horses head. At the top of the terminal is a collar formed from two transverse bands, below this is an engraved 'X' with the protruding circular eyes of the horse emerging from the left and right quadrants. The foot is rounded at the base with an integral loop on each side and engraved with a dot and line representing…
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2012
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-D51294
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle, 31mm long, 15mm wide and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 4.21 grams. The object consists of a rectangular open frame which is attached to a sub triangular projection with a D shaped cross section, filling one end of the frame. This is decorated with an incised diagonal cross and between this and the frame is a circular hole which would have housed the pin. The reverse of this projection houses a circular cross sectioned fixing prong. The object is probably a spur buckle and is very similar to SUR-C63355 .
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: GLO-B3AD21
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy 'male' tag from a pair hooked tags length 31mm, width 31mm, thickness 2mm, weight 4.55g. The tag has a sub-oval plate with a large rectangular hook at one end (now truncated). Immediately behind the hook are two pierced knops with a third at the rear for attachment. The centre of the plate is decorated with a foliate design. This artefact dates to the 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2012
Last updated: Saturday 5th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-D813E5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2012 T50: returned to finder after being declared not Treasure Description: Silver loop part of a two part dress fastener with fleur de lis shaped plate. The main plate is shaped into a fleur de lis with convex fronts to each petal and a concave back. The two outer petals curve back so the points rejoin the base. There are three small, flat, circular sewing loops, one at the end of the central petal and one to each side at the widest point of the side petals. At the base of the fleur de lis is a transverse raised collar, then a constriction, a second collar and then a fl…
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2012
Last updated: Saturday 5th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Berrow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-A7FB53
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy dress fastener dating to the early Post Medieval period (c. 1500-1650 AD). Early Post Medieval Class A, Type 2 (Read 2008, pp 168-173). The remains of the fastener consists of the one-piece cast eye side of the two-part fastener, oval in plan with three attachment-knops and a small fragment of the rectangular eye loop. The fastener is flat in section. It is engraved and punched on the outer surface with a large flower and stylised leaves, as well as small repetitive annulets following the perimeter of the oval portion. Near where the loop would have been…
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2012
Last updated: Saturday 5th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bacton', grid reference and parish protected.


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