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Record ID: BERK-189E69
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A leaf shaped Anglo-Saxon strap end c. 800 - 900 AD. The central decorative panel has a quadruped animal in a kneeling position with what may be a second animal astride the lower. The animal head terminal is well defined, and there is an incised 'C' shape at connecting terminal end, with a two-hole fixing. The reverse has numerous striations, possible from slight casting flaws and the surface has a mid-green patina. Possibly Class B, as described in A Survey of Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Strap-Ends from Britain - by Gabor Thomas.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-196785
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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An incomplete cast copper alloy single-looped buckle with an oval, lipped frame and an integral plate. The frame as an internally bevelled edge and an externally curved edge so that it is convex in profile and C-shaped in section. The plate is square in plan with three rivet holes, 2 mm in diameter, and one pin hole, 3 mm in diameter, with a corresponding narrowing on the rear of the buckle frame where the pin was looped around. The pin is now missing. The upper face of the frame is decorated with two rows of recessed annulets following the curve of the edge of the frame. The lip is zo…
Created on: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-192AB3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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Copper-alloy buckle plate from composite buckle of probable early medieval or medieval date (c. 800 - 1500 AD). The buckle plate is flat and rectangular, with a rectangular pin notch at one end. The other end is rounded with bi-foliate knops at the corners, one of which has broken off in antiquity. At this end also are two large circular rivet holes, positioned transversely across the end of the plate, and two small circular rivet holes positioned longitudinally along the end of the plate between the larger holes. It is clear that the larger holes have been punched through from the upp…
Created on: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-78807F
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
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Copper-alloy Roman zoomorphic strap slide with remains of copper-alloy rivet or pin (c. 43 - 410 AD). The object is circular in plan and domed, taking the form of a lion's head. The object was found with a copper-alloy pin with circular section pushed through two circular holes which form the lion's eyes. One eye hole is almost double the size of the other, probably as a result of wear when the pin was removed. Both ends of the pin appeared to be missing in old, abraded breaks. The effect of a lion's mane is produced by parallel raised lines running around the edge of the object on the…
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th July 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-778E9F
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy foot fragment from a vessel, probably a cauldron, of medieval or post-medieval date (c.1200 - 1600 AD). The fragment is in the form of an animal foot; it is a rounded triangle in plan and section, with four slightly convex 'claws' on the upper face. The surface of the object is very rough and has a green patina. The object is 18.72mm in height, 31.67mm in width and weighs 49g. This style of foot was popular on cauldrons from the medieval into the post-medieval period and there are many examples recorded on the database, including: NLM-69D3BE, SUR-92F0CB and SUR-E89F64. A …
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-5DD127
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-medieval copper-alloy pedestal seal matrix dating to the 17th century. Description: The seal matrix is a conical shape with a narrow circular shank which widens at the top to a trefoil flat shaped handle, which is mostly complete althoguh the upper lobe is slightly broken. At the base the matrix widens significantly to accommodate the die of the matrix which is circular and emblazoned with a four legged animal/beast, front leg raised (heraldic: Passant), a curly thin tail and thin point face. Possibly griffin or similar. The seal is mottled various shades of green and…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-08375F
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy handle from a patera dating to the early Roman period (C. AD 43-100). The handle is rounded in section and has a dog head terminal. The head of the dog has raised, rounded ears and almond-shaped slightly drooping eyes. The mouth of the creature is slightly open. Below the creature's head are two collars with incised line decoration. The handle then extends from these collars. The handle has a series of raised ribs running along its length with the top and bottom most ridges bearing an insiced ring design with a wavy line running down the middle with the circl…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
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Record ID: WMID-06FF01
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy handle lug from a chafing dish dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval period (c.AD 1300-1600). The object is a zoomorphic terminal end of a (missing) handle, probably meant to represent a dog's head with mouth open, the details of which are engraved and stylised. The terminal end would have been attached to the handle with a rivet through the creature's mouth. The rivet is now missing though a clear hole running through the object is apparent. The object has a dark green to brown patina. Similar examples recorded on the PAS database include: KENT-F429F6; …
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: WMID-F4CDBA
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy snake-headed bracelet dating to the Roman period (c. AD 43-250). The fragment consists of one of the terminals and bears a stylised snake design. The terminal forms the head of the snake with rounded nose and mouth slightly open, two eyes and a line of incised dots running down the nose. At the top of the head is an incised 'X' formed of two lines of dots. The top of the head is emphasised by two indents: one after the nose of the snake and one before the main body or the arm of the bracelet. The arm of the object tapers away from the head terminating in a …
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F429F6
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast, copper alloy, Medieval to Post-Medieval handle lug from a chafing dish c.AD 1300-1600. Description: The object is a zoomorphic terminal end of a (missing) handle, possibly meant to represent a dog's head, the details of which are engraved and fairly crude. The terminal end would have been attached to the handle with a rivet, although the rest of the object has been lost, likely in antiquity. The object is mostly black with some green patina visible. Dimensions: Length 13.41mm, width 12.41, thickness 9.92mm and weight 6.43g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: BH-74407E
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast Late-Medieval to Post-Medieval copper-alloy purse bar. The purse bar consists of a sub-spherical central block and two arms that are sub-rectangular in plan and sub-ovular in cross-section. The face of the block is decorated with a peltate formed of a single groove infilled with four vertical grooves or chevrons. Each bar is decorated with moulded reliefs projecting from the sides of the central block consisting of two unevenly sized and enlarged ribs with horizontal grooves on their upper surfaces that appear to form a zoomorphic mouth opening from which the rest of th…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
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Record ID: WMID-DFEFD6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy lion headed mount, probably dating to the Post Medieval period (c. AD 1500 - c. AD 1700). The mount is oval in plan and D-shaped in cross section. It consists of a lion's head, and surrounding mane, all in relief facing outwards. The detail of the face and mane are slightly abraded though the it is clear that the lion is looking to the left. The back of the mount is plain and undecorated. The remains of an iron attachment are present, near the centre of the mount, towards the right. The mount is a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. T…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: HESH-4C68BA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman (late 1st to 2nd century) Dragonesque type brooch, The brooch is broken across its lower scroll, below the mid-point; the foot and catchplate are lost. Originally the brooch was an S-shape abstract zoomorphic form with turned in heads at each terminal. The head has a small circular ring and dot cell filled externally with white enamel and internall with blue; this is represents an eye, a scroll with a small circular cell at one edge either representing a beard or ear in the centre and a short ridge which represents the mouth. Extending from the head is …
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-4B9397
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman zoomorphic buckle, missing the pin. The buckle is a Hawkes and Dunning Type 1B (Hawkes and Dunning, 1961. Page 49, no. 12, Figure 15 i). The zoomorphic decoration takes the form of dolphins with very poorly defined heads and pellet. The dolphins' crests have been developed into horses, seperated by a single incised line marking the back of the dolphins. The eyes of the horses have been marked by a cleary defined dot. The manes of the horses have been defined with a line of ring motifs which continue down the horse following the line of the body. Lines o…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lidgate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-3A5F7B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap end. Cast zoomorphic strap end of elongated oval form with a split inner end bearing paired drilled holes for stitched attachment and a zoomorphic terminal, Thomas Class A Type 1. A curvilinear pattern, now indistinct, occupies the central part of the plate, separated from the inner 34end by a probably pelta-shaped field. At the terminal, a pair of curved ears appear in low relief, other details of the beast snout being obscured by wear. Slightly bent. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 800-850. Length: 38.2mm, Width: 10.8mm, Thickness: 1.2mm, Weight: 2.29gms
Created on: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-24CCED
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near-complete copper alloy medieval book clasp dating to c.AD 1350-1450. The book fitting is a two-piece book clasp with a hinged and riveted strap plate at one end and a loop clasp at the other. The loop clasp consists of an oval plate with expanded wings for the plate, while the opposing end has a drilled loop set perpendicular to the main object and finished in a zoomorphic (open-mouthed beast) design. The plate is plain and undecorated with two rivet located at the opposing end to the clasp. The reverse of the plate has a section missing. Other examples on this database include Y…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanton Harcourt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-239093
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-medieval zoomorphic copper alloy foot bracket from a chafing dish of Lewis's Type F. The object is made from a flat sectioned piece of coper alloy, curved with a widening of the metal towards the rear terminal where ahole pierces the stem and the termainls are rounded. This may have held a hinge bar on which the swivelling dish support was hinged. The opposing terminal is a two-dimensional animal's head, open-mouthed and possibly a bird or serpent. The eyes are crudely incised and four or five lines on the neck area may delineate scales or feathers. Lewis (1973 Plate XI…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 6th August 2018
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Record ID: BH-21F057
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, very worn, copper-alloy seal matrix dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1300-1400). The seal matrix consists of a flat circular plate with a sub-ovular suspension loop with circular perforation extending from the upper edge of the reverse. The central motif on the upper surface of the seal matrix depicts two birds perched upon a chalice, bowl or fountain facing towards each other with an illegible circumferential inscription. The reverse of the seal matrix is flat and undecorated. The seal matrix measures 17mm in diameter, 6mm in thickness including the attachment loop and…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: NARC-A560E9
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Buckle of late Roman date (AD 350-415). The object is a zoomorphic buckle of Hawkes and Dunning Type II. The object is D shaped and is decorated in the form of two confronted dolphins, with their mouths open, with a diamond shaped incised decoration between. The dolphin's heads with crests decorated with obliquely angled ribbing. The space between the mouths of the dolphins serves as the pin rest and is slightly recessed. The decoration is symmetrical. The eyes of the dolphins are represented by a punched ring and dot motif and there is a line of punched dots…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-A3F09D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver finger ring fragment. Cast oval head and the narrower body of a snake, from a coiled snake ring. The head is of plano-convex section, though the narrower band was probably of oval or round section. A pair of elongated and diverging slashes on top of the head represents eyes or sensory pits, though now much smoothed by wear. Now bent to L shape. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. In view of its age and material, this object is to be subjected to the Treasure process, ref. 2018 T430. Length: 16mm, Width: 6.1mm, Thickness: 1.8mm, Weight: 0.91gms
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brigsley', grid reference and parish protected.


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