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Record ID: LVPL-2068F1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One half of a copper alloy double looped buckle of post-medieval date. Only one loop of the buckle remains. The buckle frame has a pointed end and rounded knops at each corner of the remaining loop. Rounded knops decorate the frame either end of the strap bar. The buckle frame is decorated with moulded hearts and scroll decoration. The pin remains attached to the strap bar with just the tip missing. The rear of the object is flat and undecorated. Dimensions: 31mm in length, 41mm in width, 3mm thick, 14.1g A similar example can be found in Whitehead (2003), p83, no.521 which has been …
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: WREX-CA06CC
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
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Copper alloy sword belt fitting dating from the 17th century.The oval plate has a voided, curve-armed cross with a flower motif made up of 9 annulets at the centre.In the crescents formed by the cross are lines of larger annulets.At one end is a rounded pierced attachment-knop.This has a small projection and has 9 small ring and dot motifs around the hole. There is a slightly projecting ridged collar at the junction of the plate with the hook.There is a rivet hole near the collar which retains a separate copper-alloy rivet. For a published parallel see Read (2008) pg. 221, No. 797. …
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F8191B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Body sherd from a small cup, bowl or jar with almost vertical sides. The fabric is mid orange with some fine quartz temper. The exterior is decorated with white slip interrupted by four turned parallel lines at the top and indented ovals with dignal scratches across them below. A yellow glaze over all appears brown on the inside and areas where the slip has been removed. This form of decoration is typical of South Somerset ware of the late 17th to 19th centurys altough the scratched ovals are slightly unusual.
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-BDC21A
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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An incomplete copper alloy object of uncertain function, probably dating from the medieval to the post-medieval period. The object is sub-circular in plan with a wide rearward projecting hook at one end. At the opposite straight edged end of the object are two rounded projections which curve inwards and may have joined. The majority of the surface decoration has been obscured with corrosion however where the corrosion hasn't taken hold gilding is visible on each face. At the junction between the hooked tab and the body of the object is a double moulded inverted V-shaped ridge. Above …
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-822A4E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete Iron Age to Roman copper alloy Birdlip type brooch dating to the period 50 BC - AD 43. The front part of the head is broken, with silvering / white metal coating on the top and beneath the head. There is a beak-like moulding at the top of the bow which, side on gives the appearance of a serpentine or "S" shape. There is a single vertical lug or aperture in the catch-plate whilst on the reverse is a prominent hook, possibly through which the pin was supported. Birdlip brooches are thought to be British variants of the continental Flugelfibel brooch.
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: DOR-6CEA51
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy single loop buckle with plate dating to c.1250 to 1400. The frame is sub-triangular in shape with semi-pointed lip and a narrowed and off-set strap bar, the ends of which are decorated with cast linear ribs. The buckle frame is decorated on its outer edges with six incised diagonal herringbone grooves either side of the incised central pin rest, the pin is missing. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The plate is decorated on the front with two central mirror image curlicues within a punched triangular double border and is simply formed from a single sheet o…
Created on: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: LIN-80B19C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A fragment of an unidentified object, possibly a mount or lid, tentatively dated to the Medieval to Post Medieval period (c. AD 1100-1800). The object is curved, as if it were once circular in shape, with a downward vertical lipped edge at roughly 90 degrees. The face of the fragment has three raised ridges spiralling from what would have been the centre of the object. In between each ridge are a series of smaller raised ribs running longitudinally towards the centre of the fragment, thus giving the object a shell-like appearance. Around the edge of the face are a number of incised cre…
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-7EEE3A
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete silver bell dating to the Post Medieval to Modern period (c. AD 1500-1900) Composite, the hollow upper and lower halves were origianlly soldered together. A series of grooves decorate the upper half of the bell, running around the upper half vertically radiating from the base of the, now broken, soldered wire suspension loop. The bell is now distorted and broken. There are no surviving marks. Small bells similar to this were in use from the 16th century as dress accessories and hawking bells, but it may date anywhere from the 16th to 20th centuries. Therefore, because it…
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: NARC-44F866
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Brooch of Roman date (AD 43-175). The object is a Polden Hill/Dolphin type. The wings are semi-cylindrical, which terminate with perforated wing caps. There is small amount of chord in place. The axis bar, spring and pin is missing. Both wings are decorated with two pairs of double stranded grooves at the mesal and outer edge. Either side of the bow head there is a moulded platform. The object has a forward facing hook at the apex to hold the chord. The bow is decorated with an integral raised central rib. The bow tapers inward and terminates in an old abrade…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Kettering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-44CCC4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Brooch of Roman date (AD 43-175). The object is a Polden Hill type. The wings are semi-cylindrical and solid. The copper alloy axis bar has a copper alloy spring coiled around it which is slightly obscured by corrosion, approximately 50% of the axis bar and spring are retained. The wings are decorated with a pair of double stranded grooves at the terminal and either side of the head. Either side of the body is decorated with longitudinal lines along the outer edge. The object has a forward facing hook at the apex to hold the chord. The bow tapers inward and t…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Kettering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-43C3B7
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A sherd of ceramic vessel of Roman date (AD 125-300). The sherd is a base sherd from a wheel thrown greyware vessel. The fabric is very hard and sandy with some sparse calcite inclusions and an incised circumferential pattern on the inner surface. Length: 41.06mm, Width: 37.18mm, Thickness: 10.06mm, Weight: 14.7g.
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Kettering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-DC325D
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, Post Medieval, Mid C18th-Early C19th. Cast, copper alloy, fair size rumbler bell. A large, open, rectangular suspension loop with a plain upper half and moulded sunburst decoration on the lower half. There is a worn bell founder's initials either 'WG' or possibly 'SG' - both unknown. A lower quarter of the bell has broken away probably by agricultural machinery otherwise a light brown patina with some light green corrosion but minus the 'pea' so it no longer rings. This is likely to date to 1750-1825. Ref. Detector Finds, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1992, page 3…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: KENT-DBFE90
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, Post Medieval, Mid C16th-C17th, cast, copper alloy, fair size crotal bell. Roughly rectangular suspension loop with bevelled edges and relatively small hole containing rust probably from an iron loop or chain. There is moulded sunburst decoration on the lower half and possibly on the upper. The bell is very worn with a matt dark green/grey patina. The iron pea is intact and still rings. This is likely to date between 1550-1699. Ref. Detector Finds, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1992, page 35-45, Illustration page 37-38 No. 2 and No. 40. The bell is 48.98mm Long, 38.5…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: WREX-9874F3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Flintshire
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An incomplete copper alloy trumpet brooch of Hull Type 157C dating to the Roman period (c. 75-175 AD). The brooch is very similar to Hattatt (1989, p. 327, Fig. 186, no. 1528). The head expands outward in a typical 'trumpet-like' form with a broadly D-shaped cross-section. The bow of the brooch tapers towards a circular foot. At the rear of the head is the top of a pierced lug through which the spring would have passed holding it in place. The spring, pin and catchplate are missing. The head of the brooch is decorated with inlaid enamel. There are two semi-circular cells containing blu…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Flint', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-439AA4
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy-gilt dress pin of Post Medieval date (c. AD 1500 - 1600). The head of the pin is spherical with four raised tendrils radiating from the top and merging at the base of the pin head in a spiral or 'wrythen' pattern. From the base of the head the remains of the shaft of the pin are apparent. The shaft is attached to the head of the pin with a cylindrical collar and then terminates in a worn break just below the collar. In between each tendril is a line of seven filigree circles following the same spiral pattern from the top to the base of the head. Each of the t…
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-7596AD
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bury
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy object, possibly part of the decorative metalwork from a piece of furniture. The object appears to be cast and is roughly ovoid in shape with an attachment point at one extreme and a decorative fan shape at the other. The fan is supported between two organic curls, and a spike projects between them into the interior of the ovoid enclosure. Traces of what appear to be either gilding or a gold coloured paint are present on one of the curls.
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Simister', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-4D9521
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy button with of post-medieval date. The object is circular in plan witha large integral rectangular attachment loop to the rear. File marks are visible on the attachment loop. The outer face is decorated with a central circular pit which is surrounded by three circumfrential grooves. The object has a smooth mid-green patina and is in good condition. Dimension: 28mm in diameter, 14.45g. A similar example can be found in Bailey, (2004), p37, fig.8.27 which has been dated to the 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Hendred', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E56D7D
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular copper alloy object probably a horse harness mount, 30mm in diameter, with a central aperture, 4mm in diameter. It is decorated with 3 concentric ridges. The reverse shows it may have had an attachment loop.
Created on: Friday 29th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-24223C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Sefton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small metal object of high copper content, probably for attachment as a component of a larger object or metal bowl. The object tapers from a flat plate of roughly triangular shape to a thick projection. The plate is pierced through with two precise holes. The projection is composed of two parrallel spirals, and possibly forms the footing.
Created on: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Homer Green', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-11B2D9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy bow and fantail brooch, of early Roman dating (AD 50 to AD 150). Around 50% of the brooch is present, consisting of the fantail and part of the central boss. The catch plate is incomplete, and the head, spring and pin are missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The fantail have been decorated with a curvilinear pattern, which starts with an inward curve at the base, then it curves upwards and around a circular depression, and then back downwards with another inward curve. The base of a circular boss is present at the top of the fantail. A circular hole is pre…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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