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Record ID: KENT-DCFEFE
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A complete cast copper-alloy probable Early-Medieval harness pendant c.1000-1100. Description: The object is a flat and roughly bell-shaped and openwork plate. The plate has a suspension loop formed from a bar between two small circular knops, this forms a large D-shaped openwork loop. The knops form the terminals of a crescentic section of plate with five small circular piercings. From the concentric plate emanates two horse/beast heads with arching necks, they reconnect roughly at their 'manes; creating an ovoid openwork section, this is flanked by two circular holes. between the co…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-73C75C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A complete copper-alloy right-angled drop handle from a vessel, of Medieval dating circa AD 1270 -1600. Description: The handle is complete with two vertical arms connected by a horizontal arm. Extending from each end of the vertical arms, at right angles to them are zoomorphic terminals. The terminals has a rivet through the centre of the mouth, with other features defined cast in relief with incised and finishing the decoation.. The animal terminal extends at a length of 35 mmThe arms are rectangular in cross-section but with rounded corners. There is an acorn knop placed at the top…
Created on: Friday 5th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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Record ID: BH-621B12
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A gilded cast copper-alloy harness mount from a heraldic horse pendant dating to the Medieval period (twelfth to early thirteenth century AD). The central plate of the mount is square in shape with two integrally cast semi-circular attachment lugs either side, each with a central circular perforation. The decoration on the plate is very worn but appears to show a rampant lion facing left within an oval border and four fleur de lis, one pointing towards each corner, all within a square border. Extending from the lower edge of the plate is a two pronged suspension loop. The prongs are ar…
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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Record ID: BH-5DB907
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy pedestal/pendant seal matrix dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1250-1400). The body of the matrix is comprised of a pedestal of six irregularly shaped tapering sides surmounted by a moulded band beneath a broken circular-sectioned suspension loop. The face of the seal (or die) is circular in plan with a worn central design surrounded by a single line and exterior circumferential legend in hollow relief. The central design is of a curled sleeping animal, probably a lion, beneath a triple branched palm or tree. The leaves of the tree consist of a serie…
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-4DDD5F
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A complete cast copper alloy impersonal medieval seal matrix, dating from the mid-13th-14th century. Description: The matrix is shield-shaped in plan and flat slightly concave, except for the small neatly formed triangular suspension loop at the central point of the reverse. The matrix features a well-defined central design of an eagle with it wings outstretched, with two main parts of the wings clearly shown (upper covets and the lower longer remiges), the head is turned to the left on the matrix (and would appear right on the seal). Around this is an inscription starting from an ini…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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Record ID: ESS-4CE7EA
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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Fragment of a copper-alloy and enamel inlaid Roman plate brooch of zoomorphic design. Dating from c. AD 50 - 300. The brooch face is flat and takes the form of a hare or hound leaping to the right. The rear portion of the brooch is missing, as are the ears and front feet of the animal, making it particularly difficult to say whether it is a hare or hound. The snub nose however, would suggest that the animal is more likely to be a hare. The body of the animal is inlaid with decorative red enamel in a series of four slanting lines facing back toward the rear. The back of the animal is …
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-24951D
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A late Early-Medieval to Medieval copper-alloy chape from the end of a scabbard, c.850-1200 Description: The chape is triangular in shape and made from one piece of copper-alloy folded in half leaving one open side and an opening at the top. Both sides of the chape have a simple open-work of three pierced circles. The openwork decoration is accentuated with incised lines adding to a knotwork effect, the edges of the chape have been shaped into a series of angular projections rather than left as a straight edge. The folded side has two rectangular cut outs continuing the open-work styl…
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-F8EF98
Object type: TUMBREL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: York
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Copper-alloy fragment from a tumbrel or folding coin balance of medieval date (c. 1300 - 1450 AD). The object is broadly rectangular in plan. Its curved upper face terminates at one end in a stylized animal head, with a rounded head, flat snout and indented, circular eyes. The other end has a rectangular depression. A similar rectangular depression runs along the back face of the object, from beneath an instepped rectangular section to the bottom of the zoomorphic head. This originally would have formed a casing for the balance arm. The object has a smooth, dark-brown patina. It is 65.…
Created on: Saturday 29th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-C0B0AD
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy near complete early-medieval strap-end of Tomas Class B type 1, c.AD 775-950. Description: The strap-end is formed by a long narrow piece of copper split at the attachment end with two rivet holes, but it is incomplete. With even parallel sides, tapering slightly towards the zoomorphic terminal. The terminal is simply formed with crescent eyes and a short blunt tapering snout. The main body of the strap-end with transverse incised decoration, two bands of three incised lines just behind the head, another group by the attachment end. Other incised elemen…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-BBE22E
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy late Iron Age to Roman, end-looped, zoomorphic cosmetic mortar, Type A (Jackson 2010:7) dating to 100 BC-AD 300. Description: This is a bovid-headed mortar with end-loop positioned beneath the terminal. The terminal is in the form of a bovine head with upright horns/ears and tapered, blunt-ended muzzle with grooved mouth. The elliptical bow has an angular keel, steep convex walls, incuse and a U-sectioned groove. There is some outer decoration, but it is obscured by wear, possibly a diagonal line or two diagonal lines forming a diamond pattern along each side. The …
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-4CA451
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy lion-headed mount probably dating to the Post Medieval period (c. AD 1600-1800). The mount is circular in plan with a central male lion head in relief projecting out from a flat base. The base has a lip projecting down at 90 degrees. A small section of the lip at 11 o'clock has broken away.The reverse of the mount is concave. No evidence of attachment points is apparent. Discussion: The mount appears to be a copy of a Roman design of a furniture or casket mount with projecting lion's head. A number of this style have been recorded on the PAS database, inclu…
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-3A4600
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount. Cast U-profile concavo-convex anthropomorphic mount, perhaps from the edge of an object such as a shield board or scabbard. The display face bears the image of a face or mask with prominently arched brows, hollows to either side of a central nasal ridge as eyes, and with a luxuriant horizontal moustache; the forehead and chin, the latter perhaps bearded, are formed by the upper and lower edges of the object. White material adhering to the hollow back is presumably a fixative. The early medieval use of human portraits was limited, and is thought to have often alluded…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-0FF830
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy and enamelled heraldic harness pendant dating to the Medieval period (AD 1200-1400).The pendant is in the shape of a shield and D-shaped in cross section, with a broken suspension loop in the centre of the square edge. The upper surface of the pendant is decorated with an inverted recessed advancing lion facing left towards the square edge, which occupies the whole shield face. The lion is inlaid with surviving patches of dark red enamel and is surrounded with gilding covering the raised areas. The underside of the pendant is flat and plain with patches of gr…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-097DCA
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, cast copper-alloy, Anglo-Scandinavian (AD c. 1000-1125) Urnes-style zoomorphic prick spur neck. Description: The object comprises a copper-alloy tubular sleeve, decorated in Urnes style and with an iron core. The neck has zoomorphic decoration consisting of a beast's head with bulging, elongated eyes, moulded ears or crests and a moulded mouth, from which projects the corroded remains of the point of the iron goad. Two tendril-like mouldings curl back and down from the nose on each side of the face, creating a ridged channel on the underside. The wider end of the neck …
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-F83FC9
Object type: NAIL CLEANER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Nail Cleaner Strap End of late Roman date (AD 300-410). The object is an elongated leaf shape with a missing upper attachment and a partially retained bifurcated end. The upper face of the object is decorated with an incised design of linear, curvilinear and crosshatching which represents a griffin left, facing a peacock right. The animals have elongated bodies and the griffin has the legs of a quadruped while the peacock has two clawed feet and a rectangular tail bent over the back of the bird. Each animal is composed of a linear outline, the bodies infill…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-BD0D7C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A worn, incomplete, Early Medieval gilt copper-alloy, small square-headed brooch with gilding, c.AD 470-c550. Description: The brooch has a rectangular head plate which is very worn, a gently arched bow, carinated in front, flat behind. Largely cruciform in shape, with sub-rectangular fields at the ends of the arms. The decoration consists of a raised, rectangular moulding on the head plate, which narrows to form a border on the bow. A raised moulding with a T-shaped terminal in the centre of the head-plate runs down the bow where it forms a cruciform pattern, the arms terminate in ov…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-A3BA59
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy cross-on-bird brooch dating to the Late Early-Medieval period (AD 800-1100). The brooch is in the shape of a bird with a cross projecting from the centre of its back. It is mostly intact with only part of the tail and the pin on the reverse missing. The upper surface is slightly convex, while the reverse is slightly concave with the remains of an integrated hook and catch plate for holding the pin. The bird is depicted in profile facing left with a rounded head, raised circular eye and a pointed beak that bends downwards. The body and neck are stocky an…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7ABBAE
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval c. AD 1250-1550, cast copper alloy clasp. Description: An incomplete clasp, the sub rectangular frame has the remains of the pivoting sheet end plate wrapped around the back bar. There appears to be no provision for a pin, while the undersides of the frame's side edges are recessed to accommodate the strap. The front of the frame is flat and 5.5mm in depth, with a small protrusion extending inwards from the forward pointing spike (length:5.57mm). The frame probably had zoomorphic decoration of a bird, but is now very badly worn. (MOELS; Griffiths D. 2007, p.108, no.902.…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-779FEA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy vessel foot, probably from a cauldron or skillet, dating from the Medieval to Post-Medieval period (c. AD 1200-1700). The vessel foot is roughly trapezoidal in plan and D-shaped in cross section, and is unevenly broken at the upper-end. The upper-surface of the pot foot has moulded decoration in the form of a raised horizontal rib surmounting five wide, vertically aligned, flutes, possibly representing a cat paw. The reverse surface is slightly concaved in the centre but otherwise plain and undecorated, as is the angled underside. The pot foot measures 3…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-777206
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete cast lead or lead-alloy lion headed mount, probably dating to the Post-Medieval period (c. AD 1500-1750). The mount is sub-circular in plan and sub-oval in cross-section. The very worn upper surface depicts a lion's head surrounded by a flowing mane. Many of the lion's features are abraded but its eyes, nose and mouth are distinguishable. The underside of the mount is undecorated, with the remains of 14mm long piece of iron wire in the centre. The mount measures 36mm in length, 35mm in width and is a maximum of 11mm thick. It weighs 48.2 grams. A number of similar mounts…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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