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Record ID: BERK-C332F1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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The bezel is oval in shape and is 13.7mm in length, and 11.5mm in width. It is decorated with two incised adjacent crescent-shaped motifs. The shoulders are decorated with incised lines forming two adjacent triangular motifs. Underneath those there are two horizontal incised grooves and below those there are three arch shaped incised grooves along the hoop on both sides followed by an 'S' shaped incised groove.. The hoop narrows down to 5.7mm at the base where the moulded circular motif projects outwards from the base of the hoop, with incised grooves radiating from the circular projec…
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 21st August 2019
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Record ID: OXON-BDC6A2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy lunar strap fitting / belt mount with the remains of two rivets on the reverse. There are traces of Red, Blue and White enamel on it. Probably Post Medieval dating to the 16th - 17th Century AD, but might also possibly be Roman.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Last updated: Friday 23rd August 2019
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Record ID: WMID-6D7257
Object type: LINKED PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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An incomplete copper alloy linked pin set, of Middle Anglo-Saxon dating (8th Century AD). Only the central circular pin head survives out of the set of three. It has been decorated with a quartered design. In the centre of each quarter is a spiral of three feathered tendrils. The tendrils curl outwards, two connect with the neighbouring quarters, the third into the outer border. In the corners are triangles. A total of five small holes are present. one at twelve o'clock, two at three o'clock and two at nine o'clock. This number of holes and their locations are suggestive of this being…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-F0AF40
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Trumpet brooch of Roman date, c.AD 75 - 175. The head of the brooch is ovate with a sub-triangular section and flat reverse which retains a double lug hinge mechanism. The pin no longer remains. An ovate sectioned bow extends from the centre of the front of the head terminating in a worn break. The head is decorated with trumpet coil designs flanking the raised central ridge. The coils retain blue enamel. The metal has a dark green/brown delaminated patina and is worn. The brooch is 16.3mm long, 15.9mm wide, 13mm thick and weighs 5.8g. Similar examples are…
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Last updated: Friday 19th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ebberston and Yeddingham Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-C765C1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy metal Shoe Buckle of Post-Medieval date (AD 1660-1720). The object is a sub-trapezoidal buckle. The frame has concave sides with two opposing oblique knops, and a triangular pattern, the lips have two opposing knops. The spindle and pin are missing. The metal is brownish green with a pitted patina. Length: 34.66mm, Width: 23.17mm, Thickness: 3.41mm, Weight: 7.8g
Created on: Monday 15th July 2019
Last updated: Friday 16th August 2019
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Record ID: BH-31981B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Post Medieval double loop oval buckle dating c. AD 1500-1650. The buckle frame is D-shape in cross section with bevelled upper edges. The surface is decorated with seventeen moulded angled grooves. The pin bar is circular in section. The pin and attachment loop are made from a single piece of flat plate. The underside of the frame is flat and undecorated. The surfaces of the buckle have a mottled mid-green patina and there are patches of brown in the recessed areas of the frame and on some parts of the pin. The buckle is 24.2mm long, 25.2mm wide, 3mm thi…
Created on: Monday 8th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 31st July 2019
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Record ID: KENT-CAED45
Object type: PADLOCK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn cast copper-alloy barrel padlock c.13th to 14th centuries in date, c.1250-1400. Description: The padlock has a cylindrical slightly facetted (on top and bottom) case/body. It has a fixed bolt attached to a rectangular arm. The arm is perpendicular to the case/body. At the arm end the case is closed but has a slot to receive a key. The flat bottom of the case has decoration formed by three parallel wavy lines which run from end to end. The fixed bolt has snapped roughly halfway along its' length and the end of the case has a worn break likely accounting for a th…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Last updated: Thursday 4th July 2019
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Record ID: BH-9E54E2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Roman trumpet derivative, Alcester type, brooch dating from the first to second centuries. The brooch consists of the head, bow and part of the catch plate. Part of the pin is missing. From a rounded surmounting knop, the upper part of the bow curves and tapers downwards into a protruding, broadly hemispherical shoulder that joins at the back to the upper section, leaving a circular perforation between the two parts. Beneath the shoulder extends a flat sub-rectangular plate with a triangular terminal with a circular perforation through the centre that fo…
Created on: Monday 1st July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 24th July 2019
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Record ID: BH-9C2F36
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy strap fitting, mount or belt stiffener dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1200-1450). The central part of the strap fitting comprises a rectangular D-sectioned frame with a central rectangular perforation. Both long edges are ribbed and bevelled. Projecting from each short edge is a sub-cinquefoil terminal with a circular attachment hole, one of which still had a rectangular sectioned, circular headed rivet in place. The underside is plain and flat. The entire object has a relatively even mid-green patina with patches of brown on some of the raised ridges…
Created on: Monday 1st July 2019
Last updated: Friday 19th July 2019
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Record ID: NARC-36CEDA
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Harness Pendant of Medieval date (AD 1100-1300). The object is square in shape with a rectangular plate extending from the centre of the upper edge which forms a suspension loop which runs at a right-angle to the main plate. The loop has a circular perforation in its upper portion. The upper face of the pendant has a raised/relief decorative pattern consisting of a border which respects the form of the plate, which is composed scrollwork. Any central decorative pattern is missing due to abrasion. The back of the object is undecorated. Length: 38.90mm, Width: 28…
Created on: Wednesday 26th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 26th June 2019
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Record ID: NARC-3691D4
Object type: FOB
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Fob Seal of Post-Medieval to Modern date (AD 1750-1900). The object is composed of a small projecting upper spur which would have formed the suspension loop. Below the loop the boss is steeply domed with a rectangular base. The boss is decorated with a scrolling design around the middle section lower edge of the object. The glass at the base of the object is rectangular and orange/brown in colour and a male bust facing right. The metal is a light green/brown in colour with a pitted and corroded patina. Height: 18.32mm, Width: 15.41mm, Thickness: 15.19mm,…
Created on: Wednesday 26th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 26th June 2019
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Record ID: NARC-360A95
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy Crotal bell of Post-Medieval date (AD 1550-1750). The object is composed of approximately a quarter of the lower hemisphere of the bell with a small amount of the upper hemisphere retained. The bell was a single cast form as a small amount in circumferential rib can be seen on the upper portion of the fragment. There is a small semi-circular void in the left hand edge of the retained portion which is a partial sound hole. The portion which is represented is decorated with a radiating 'sunburst' pattern, both in the upper and lower hemispheres, which is comp…
Created on: Wednesday 26th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 26th June 2019
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Record ID: LVPL-B71D85
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy trefoil dress hook (class E, type 5) of early post medieval date, partially complete. The hook is similar to examples illustrated on p.110 of Read (2008), particularly nos. 436-437. The hook is curled up on itself, and the attachment loop is now broken at one end and bent back almost in line with the main stem of the hook itself. The decorative, three part faux-intertwined trefoil section is textured in relief with regular indentations to give the impression of a detailed thread.
Created on: Thursday 20th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brougham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-A28A57
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy domed thimble of the Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1500. The thimble is circular with a plain circumferential band. There are two small splits in the rim. The surface has been decorated with a continuous left-hand spiral of drilled pits on the sides and crown leading to a plain tonsure. The inside is plain and undecorated. The thimble has a dark brown patina . Reference: similar to example 99, p. 27 in Read, B. 2018, Metal Sewing-thimbles found in Britain. Dimensions: Height: 21.14 mm, Diameter: 20.33 mm, Thickness…
Created on: Wednesday 19th June 2019
Last updated: Monday 22nd July 2019
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Record ID: BH-7A127C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Rosette brooch dating from the Iron Age to Roman period (c. AD 20-60). The brooch consists of the wings, integral bow and part of the plate. The wings are semi-cylindrical with a hollow interior. Extending from the centre of the wings is the sub-triangular sectioned bow incorporating a slightly raised axial ridge. Attached to the base of the bow and extending towards the wings and downwards is a slightly convex plate decorated on the front with concentric grooves. The reverse of the bow and plate are undecorated. The brooch has a mottled dark brown and l…
Created on: Monday 17th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 10th July 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-7629E4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an unidentified copper alloy object of unknown date. The item is a flat piece of metal plate, with all the edges being patinated breaks. One face is decorated with incuse curvilinear lines forming an oval with gaps next to a larger curved line. The reverse is slightly textured and is undecorated. The object has a length of 12.12mm, a width of 11.54mm, and a thickness of 1.34mm. It weighs 0.71g. The style of the lines and the flat surface are reminiscent of 18th century buttons, but an earlier date cannot be ruled out.
Created on: Monday 17th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 4th July 2019
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Record ID: BERK-227E8E
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval lead seal matrix dating to c. AD 1200-1350. The seal is of pointed-oval (vesica) shape and flat with a pierced lug on reverse. The die's motif consists of seven curved incised lines emanating from a central dot. The motif is surrounded by a plain linear border followed by the legend which reads "+S:WATER:DE:ECLA (or LELA)". Seal of Walter of Ecla? There is a small old break by the top right edge. The upper end of the reverse has a sub-rectangular pierced lug which would have acted as a suspension loop. There are also some indentation marks from damage. The seal mat…
Created on: Thursday 13th June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 18th June 2019
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Record ID: BH-F5ABB5
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Early Medieval strap end, probably a Thomas Class A, type 1, dating AD 750-950. The strap end is elongated trapezoidal in shape, rectangular in cross-section and tapers from one end to the other. Both ends are broken. The face of the panel has decoration within a single lined border of Trewhiddle style, formed of an interlace pattern that has some small patches of gilding on one side. The underside of the plate is flat and undecorated. The strap end has a patchy light green and brown patina, and measures 22.2mm in length, a maximum of 10.7mm in width, 2.…
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 20th June 2019
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Record ID: BH-F56409
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete ceramic bead of uncertain date. The bead is broadly spherical in shape with a vertically aligned circular perforation extending through it. The upper edge of the bead is recessed slightly. Beneath this is a circumferential rectangular field decorated with circular stippling. The fabric is fine and mid-brownish-orange in colour, with occasional white and black inclusions. The bead measures 12.5mm in length and 11.8mm in diameter. The perforation has a diameter of 3.7mm. The bead weighs 1.8 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 20th June 2019
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Record ID: OXON-8F1364
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but worn copper alloy 'three circles' type jetton of Tournai, dating to the reign of Louis XI (1461-83) or Charles VIII (1483-1497). The obverse depicts three circles each containing a quatrefoil; in each angle is a fleur de lis. The legends are hard to decipher - they may have a religious or nationalistic motto or be nonsensical. The reverse depicts a broad ended cross pattee with a flower in each angle. Mitchener (1988: 211) no. 607.
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 6th June 2019
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