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Record ID: NARC-43EE1B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Mount of Medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is sub-ovate with four rounded projecting knops, between which (alternately) four sub-triangular spurs project. Each of the knop projections has an incised spatulate groove, creating a highly stylised flower effect. There are minor traces of gilt are retained on the front of the object. The back of the object is undecorated and retains a rectangular spur which is the retained portion of the attachment spur. The metal is a dark green in colour with areas of orangey brown corrosion. Height: 28.45mm, Width: 26.…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: WREX-9B9AA2
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete copper alloy dumbbell type toggle of Iron Age or Roman date (c. 100BC to 100AD. The objects has two hemispherical terminals joined by a waisted circular shaft. There are integral raised collars where the shaft and terminal meet. Each terminal is decorated with a symmetrical triskele design. For a similar example on the PAS database see YORYM-B86525 Length: 20.66mm; diameter of terminals: 8.4mm; diameter of shaft: 6.4mm; weight: 6.6g
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-C6ED61
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper alloy disc headed (or discoidal head) pin, probably of Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) date. Only the head and a short length of the straight shaft remain. The disc-shaped head has an inlaid enamelled decoration consisting of four raised curving lines dividing the central area into roughly equal quarters forming a voided cross, which has been filled with enamel. Discolouration prevents the original colour from being discerned, but two of the background areas (also enamelled) have a white colour persisting. The reverse of the pin head is smooth and undecorated. The fragment remain…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: DOR-04B1DB
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy enamelled flat-ringed terret ring of Spratling's (1975) Group VIII, uncertain subgroup A-D. Dating to 150 BC to 50 AD. The fragment is part of the loop which is flat and thin and was probably crescentric in shape. The inner edge or flange has lost its original edge and is now irregular and worn. Both faces of the ring are ornately decorated by a broad band of red and black/purple champlev√© enamelled decoration consisting of axially symmetrical curvilinear designs including sweeping tendrils and scrolls. Terrets with crescentic loops tend towards a marked s…
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Tisted', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-4BF0CF
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy strap end. The strao end is tongue shaped and has a rounded acorn motif at the terminal. The face of the strap end is highly decorated. At the top is an incised fleur-de-lis set on a hatched background. Below this is an arched frame resembling an eccelsiastical window or canopy; the upper part of the arch has three circular openings on its underside. The interior of the arch or canopy is recessed, and contains an acorn with a curved stem issuing from it. Below this are two incised transverse lines containing two 8-point stars set next to each other. A similar …
Created on: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-4B1949
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete white metal Button of Post-Medieval to Modern date (AD 1650-1850). The object is a convex, flat backed disk. The upper face of the object is triple stepped with a central raised circular knop. The back of the object retains a bent iron wire which would have formed a loop. The back is flat and undecorated. Diameter: 21.44mm, Thickness: 10.00mm, Weight 11.0g.
Created on: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-B5C106
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy buckle and plate, probably c. 900 - 1100 AD. The 'D' shaped loop with small knops to the ends of the bar, is decorated with a curvy linear pattern on both sides, now heavily worn. The pin is missing but the plate is largely intact, it has a waisted shape with incised scrolling, forming a regular quadrilateral pattern with an iron rivet at the end. The buckle is similar in style to those within Chris Marshall 'Buckles Through the Ages - Fig 4, Type 1B.
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-3D21AA
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified piece of cast copper-alloy decoration, probably Iron Age or Roman. The entire piece is composed of swirling curvilinear shapes that are convex on the upper side and concave below. There are three main lobes it can be separated into; a 'j' shaped upper curve, and an 'r' shaped middle section whichconnects this to the final section which is a single loop circular spiral. A thin strip connects the 'j' to the spiral on the outer side. The piece is similar to NMS-E567C8 and LVPL172 in morphology, but appears more complete than either. Completeness is hard to assess, however…
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-3B23A2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete finger ring of post-medieval date. The hoop is made from a flat rectangular band of copper alloy soldered together. The outer face is decorated with a repeating pattern possibly of a stamped flower or swirl-like motif. The object has a rusted brown to green patina, with some metallic shine showing through at parts.
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tabley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-3A2D32
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Medieval single looped buckle dating to the period AD 1250 to 1400. It has five transverse grooves around the front edge. The sides are semi-circular with a straight pin bar at the back. Part of the pin is still in situ and is moveable. Similar to Buckles 1250 - 1800, Ross Whitehead p27 No 135.
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd March 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-397DC7
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead ampulla, the neck and both handles being missing, though the stump of one remains at the left of the severed neck. The surface of the object is covered in a layer of powdery lead corrosion. The front is moulded in a series of curvilinear rays giving the impression of a bivalve shell, possibly a scallop, which is often a symbol asssociated with connections to St James of Compostela. The reverse is scratched and pitted and any deliberate marking is obfuscated, but it is possible the back was plain. The design is similar to PUBLIC-B3E28A and NMGW-600111
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Saighton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-D84897
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete white metal coated Post-Medieval cast copper-alloy double loop trapezoidal buckles with moulded decorations on the loops, c.1620-1680 AD. Description: The buckle has pointed ends with ovoid knops on the corners of the frame. Lobed protrusion either end of the strap bar. Scrolled surface decoration, and some white metal coating still visible. Some of the pin remains on the strap bar, the back is flat and undecorated. The buckle is a brown/grey colour with green patina. Dimensions: Width 40.35mm, width 27.19mm, thickness 3.24mm and weight 12.91g. Date: A close parallel …
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-432FFC
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular horse harness pendant, cast from copper alloy with an integral suspension loop, now no longer whole. The front surface os decorated with a sun-like design of six bifurcated curvilinear rays emanating outwards from a central concave circle, the centre if which is raised to a small nub. The entire surface of the object is covered in varying levels of verdigris. There appears to be small areas of a much more vibrant surface metal surviving on the front, though this could be the original colour of the copper alloy revealed by damage to the verdigris layer. The back of the ob…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scopwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-05B799
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the lower hemisphere of a cast, copper alloy, post medieval crotal bell (c AD 1550- 1700).This fragment is approximately a third of the lower hemisphere of the bell, with one edge being where it would have attached to the upper hemisphere. It has been decorated in a series of incised lines, forming arches infilled with decoration. Length 26.5, Width 14.6mm, Thickness 1.4mm. Weight 2.43g.
Created on: Tuesday 30th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7320DF
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete late Medieval (c. 15th century)copper-alloy decorated, button or toggle with an integral drilled shank. Description: It has a sub-rectangular head in plan with straight long sides and rounded ends and is 'D'-shaped in cross-section with a decorated upper face. The worn decoration may have been of an elaborate foliate quatrefoil. The rear face is flat. The integral shank projects from the centre of the back and is rectangular in cross section, widening out to accommodate the drilled circular sewing hole. Measurements: Head -Length: 15.60mm, width: 7.61mm, thickness: …
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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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 …
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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. A…
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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