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Record ID: CAM-218502
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold dog brooch of uncertain date, possibly early Post-Medieval. This three dimensional brooch seems to have been hollow or at least the body was hollow. The dog is positioned left with the head turned forwards. One ear is missing however the ear nearest the tail survives in good condition. All four legs are missing and there is a break across the chest area that is now filled with mud. The curled tail survives. The nose, mouth and eyes are very detailed and the dog wears a loose fitting collar that swivels around it's neck. On the reverse a hinged pin, now bent, and cat…
Created on: Wednesday 21st December 2011
Last updated: Thursday 13th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cambridgeshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-F446B7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman gold and silver oval brooch, 21mm long, 19mm wide and weighing 6.37grams. The brooch consists of an oval plate which is coated in silver on the reverse. The upper surface is decorated with three concentric ovals of gold ropework. The outer one is wider and higher than the inner two. These have incised lines running at oblique angles in differing directions, which gives the effect of a herringbone pattern. In the centre is a raised border 1mm thick and 2mm high, this may have contained a precious stone, but is now filled with green corrosion or concrection of some sort. Teh back o…
Created on: Monday 10th May 2004
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: WAW-0840B5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth Group 4, flat wing ends type),Mackreth 2011, 4.h. Plate 47, no. 6248. The wings are missing, and this is not recent damage. The axis bar, spring and pin are also all missing. In the centre of the upper edge of the wings there is a fragment of an integral hook which would have supported the spring chord. The reverse of the bow head is hollow which is filled with a hard black ?ceramic substance. The bowhead is hump-like in profile, semi-circular in section as it tapers to form the bow and on eac…
Created on: Sunday 15th November 2009
Last updated: Monday 23rd January 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IARCH-11754A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold knotenfiblen brooch. Square cross-sectioned bow, decorated with circular swelling at hightest point; perforated catch-plate. Head swells to slight trumpet shape, covering four-coiled spring. 2001,0901.3 Found with chain 2002,0901.5 attached. The pair to 2001,0901.4 but found 100metres apart. L 73.4mm including headloop; H 19.3mm; W of spring 11.3mm
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-8E36BB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold knotenfiblen brooch. Square cross-sectioned bow, decorated with circular swelling at hightest point; perforated catch-plate. Head swells to slight trumpet shape, covering four-coiled spring. 2001,0901.4. L 71.9mm including headloop; H 20.2mm; W of spring 9mm
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-DB78A1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold brooch. Broad bow with rounded sides and central ridge along spine. Top of bow decorated with two incised lines across top, and curved beaded line along each side down to spring. Four-coiled spring and perforated catch-plate. 2001,0901.6. L 78.4mm; H 17.8mm; W of spring 10.5mm
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-C0D046
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold brooch. Broad bow with rounded sides and cetral ridge along spine. Top of bow decorated with two incised lines across top, and curved beaded line along each side down to spring. Four-coiled spring and perforated catch-plate. 2001,0901.7. L 78mm; H 16.5 mm; W of spring 10.9mm
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-42FE51
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval brooch; cast gold brooch of possible 16th century date. The brooch is a miniature ring of twisted gold wire sandwiched between two further rings of plain gold wire. There is further twisted wire forming a cross through the centre of the brooch, adorned with a gold pellet at the end of each arm and with a tiny ring of twisted wire in the centre. The back of the brooch has a fitting formed of a flat strip of gold which extends across the centre of the ring and is then curled up on itself at both ends to form loops. The finder confirms that there was originally a gold pin at…
Created on: Thursday 12th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NLM-288E96
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold; finder’s analysis suggests 22 carat. Brooch. Frame of a brooch of oval or rhomboid form. A thin cast moulded front of curvilinear floral design inhalf relief is attached to a flat back-plate, so the body of the brooch is actually hollow. Front and back are crimped together to provide a setting for an oval stone (now lost). The field of the display face has a slightly rough or stippled surface, so as to emphasise the decorative detail which it surrounds. A long strand of gold wires was wound about the central setting, and at least seven wires each terminating in a small pelle…
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st June 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winteringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-67FE04
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold brooch. An elongated lentoid plate with reinforcing strips formed by the sharp double folding of its edges behind it, and with a pin seat formed by a vertically set cylinder textured to resemble a spring [pin lost]; at the other end a larger but similarly textured cylinder with an open side is set horizontally to serve as catch plate. The display face of the brooch bears remarkably fine floral decoration of twisted wires of two or three distinct gauges, and clustered pellets of at least two sizes, the largest along the outer edges being of 1.7mm diameter. These ornate elements are…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fotherby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-D2BDA7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The brooch is broadly circular at the back plate with a triangular setting at the front face. The brooch has been divided in to six segments on the back plate which is formed from gold. Each segment contains a rivet at its centre which is circular. The rivets are to hold the alternating elements which comprise the design at the front face of the brooch. These are alternating flowers with a central stone setting and a bow shape made of gold. In total there are three flower settings and three bows. The centre of the reverse also has a visible rivet which holds the central gem setting in …
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brigstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-A1014C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MODERN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold pennanular brooch. The panannular frame is 26mm in diameter and 3mm wide. It is decorated with floriate design which appears to have been etched into a wider sheet and then shaped into its current form. The terminals are domed and adorned with filigree (alternate triangles and circles) and topped with a square cut green glass stone which sits atop the dome. the base and green glass have filigree borders. The frame terminals are 7.5mm in diameter and sit 5mm high. The pin is 44mm long and is attached to teh frmae by a rectangular notch allowing the frame to move freely around…
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 20th May 2015
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Record ID: NARC1175
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A very finely worked gold brooch of hollow construction, the brooch takes the form of a six-petalled flower. The obverse is engraved with a black letter inscription which reads 'EN BONE TEMPS' ('in good time'). The inscription is punctuated with foliate scrolls and would originally have contained enamel which is now lost. The reverse has a smaller six-petalled flower which is defined by areas of cross-hatching. The pin of the brooch survives in part but is broken at just over half its length. The pin is integrated into the design of the brooch, being cross-hatched or left plain wher…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: PAS-3BBB37
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The brooch is miniature in type and is decorated with a series of engraved chevrons which may once have been nielloed. Niello is a black inlay composed of sulphides of silver and copper which was used in the Middle Ages to distinguish incised decoration on silver and gold.
Created on: Tuesday 15th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PAS-66CB63
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval brooch formed in a ring with two collets measuring about 9mm high; one is set with a garnet and the other with a sapphire. From these collets springs a foliate tendril which creates an openwork appearance, being attached to the main body of the brooch at the loop and point of the pin. Where the point of the pin meets the hoop of the brooch there is a small lozenge engraved with a cross.
Created on: Thursday 17th July 2003
Last updated: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PAS-6753D1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold brooch formed into the shape of an asymmetric heart. Such brooches were used as love tokens during this period and some surviving examples carry inscriptions of amatory intent. This brooch lacks any inscription. A 14th century, asymmetric heart brooch, richly enamelled with flowers, can be found in the British Museum (Af 2701). For a simpler and closer comparison in silver, recently acquired by the British Museum, see Treasure Annual Report 2000, no.140 (Weeting-with-Broomhill, Norfolk).
Created on: Thursday 17th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skipsea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-86D485
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Date: 13th - early 14th century Description: A medieval gold annular brooch, set with six coloured stones in raised collets on a frame of D-shaped section. The stones are arranged symmetrically: on either side of the pin are set three stones, one blue stone between two red stones. The blue stones are probably sapphires, the red stones probably garnets or rubies. Between each stone, the frame of the brooch is decorated with granulation. The pin survives, with a raised collar of granulation, and is looped around a constriction which lies between two raised ridges. The end of the pin sit…
Created on: Friday 17th April 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stratford on Avon District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-078248
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
TREASURE CASE 2005 T126 A medieval gold annular brooch, of lozenge-shaped section. The brooch has engraved zigzag decoration on the two outer surfaces, and a constriction and a notch for the pin, which is now missing. Diameter: 13.5 mm. The ring dates to the 13th century. The find therefore qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.
Created on: Thursday 10th March 2005
Last updated: Monday 19th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Firle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-9E1D13
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warrington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very fine medieval gold annular brooch dating from the 15th century. The brooch is hollow cast and is hemispherical in section. Part of the frame is made up of a pair of very finely cast three-dimensional clasped hands, the right hand faces the front and is positioned over the left. There is a raised band immediately below the knuckles suggesting the end of a sleeve. The left hand, facing the back of the brooch, has the same band but is less pronounced probably due to wear. There is a small hole about 1mm diameter where the thumbs of the hands meet on the inner edge of the frame. Cuff…
Created on: Thursday 2nd November 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warrington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-B93E93
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold miniature annular brooch, with a slightly convex section, its flat side having an inscription. The frame of the brooch has a notch to stop the pin slipping. The pin has a decorative, rope pattern collar, just before it meets the frame. It is believed that the inscription is a love token and may translate '[to a] loyal friend'.
Created on: Monday 15th January 2007
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Crawley area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B09925
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small medieval gold annular brooch of Medieval, thirteenth century date (AD 1200 - AD 1300). Treasure case no. 2006 T259. Diameter of frame 20mm, length of pin, 19mm. Weight 1.87g. The frame, now distorted, is flat at the front and slightly convex at the rear and has a constriction for the pin. The pin is oval in cross-section and has a small collar near the loop. On the front of the pin, close to the tip, is a small transverse groove and on the underside, the pin-tip is undercut. An inscription with a cross potent between each letter on the front of the frame reads: + A + G + L + A…
Created on: Monday 29th May 2006
Last updated: Monday 19th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-928643
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
TREASURE ITEM: 2011 T284. Complete cast gold annular brooch of Medieval date. The frame is circular in plan and semi-circular in cross section with a constriction for the pin. The front of the frame is decorated with a series of six opposed pairs of incised chevrons with incised stippled decoration between. There is no pin rest. The reverse of the brooch frame is plain. The pin, which is complete, is sub-square in section and tapers to a point. It is looped around the frame constriction with a single raised ridge, at the point where the loop meets the main body of the pin, serving as …
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Treswell Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-A3B9F2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval gold annular brooch, 21.5mm in diameter and 1 mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 2.64grams. The brooch is circular in form and rectangular in section with a slight concavity. It has been bent out of shape at some point and has small creases on part of its surface. The object has a small recess which holds a semi-circular pin bar. The upper surface of the brooch is inscribed AVE: MARIA GRATIA in Lombardic scrpit and has a narrow incised border on its inner edge.
Created on: Friday 13th March 2009
Last updated: Friday 27th May 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUSS-4A2243
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure item: 2011 T606; item subsequently disclaimed and returned to finder. Specialist report: A medieval gold brooch of quatrefoil shape ornamented with four settings for stones. Three of the stones survive and appear green in colour (probably glass). Each collett is supported by a collar of stamped decoration. The frame of the brooch has been bent slightly out of shape. The brooch is gold, and dates from the fourteenth century. Dimensions: length 17 mm, width 11.95 mm; length of pin 14mm; weight: 0.8 grams.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2011
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heathfield and Waldron', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-B28186
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold hexagonal brooch dating to the thirteenth century (Treasure reference number 2011 T623). The frame is hexagonal in plan and triangular in cross-section. The base is undecorated but the interior face is decorated with beading. The exterior face is bears an inscription reading +IO SVI CI EN LIV DAMI, meaning 'I am here in the place of a friend (I love)'. A similar inscription is seen on a gold annular brooch now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Accession number M.49-1975). The information given on the brooch by the V&A states that these types of 'brooches were given a…
Created on: Tuesday 4th October 2011
Last updated: Friday 10th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Barnetby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-F26B45
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Report: 2005/T8 Parish/County: Rowington, Warwickshire A medieval brooch of trefoil shape. Each part of the trefoil was originally enamelled. The enamel survives in two of the foils and is coloured blue and white. The third area has lost its enamel, which may have been of a different colour less well preserved in the ground. The bottom foil is decorated with five gold crescents and an asymmetrically placed star to the left of centre. The reverse is decorated with flowers and engraved with an inscription, all of which would originally have been enamelled. The inscription reads…
Created on: Friday 12th October 2007
Last updated: Monday 19th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rowington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-984E65
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A miniature medieval brooch, roughly oval in shape, and terminating in two joined hands. The brooch has two facets which carry an enigmatic inscription, punctuated by flowers and colons. Reading clockwise from the pin, the letters are On the inner band N V I V N: I I M I N I On the outer band: V I I I T I: I: I - I I V L V I (?)I The meaning of this is unclear, but may have magical or amuletic significance. The two hands may once have held a pearl, which is customary for brooches of this type. The brooch is gold, and dates from the thirteenth century.
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2007
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Boxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-2A23B2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold annular brooch dating to the Medieval period. A medieval brooch with a circular hoop, flat on the reverse. The front is ornamented with four punched bosses and four flowers placed at equal distances. Three of the flowers are soldered to the frame and the fourth is soldered to the attachment loop of the pin. The brooch is gold and dates from the late thirteenth or the fourteenth century.
Created on: Monday 24th August 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 31st May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hurleston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-BB15D7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval brooch, circular, and decorated on the front with grooves alternately occupied by spheres and words from an inscription. The inscription reads: + avez tout mon coer a vre plaisir (have all my heart at your pleasure) The reverse of the brooch is decorated with four-petalled flowers and sprigs of foliage. The brooch would originally have been enamelled. Dimensions: diameter 32 mm The brooch is gold, and dates from the fifteenth century.
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 19th July 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DENO-8192F7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small gilded silver annular brooch, pentagonal with a raised circular boss at the centre of four of the sides, and the D-sectioned loop of the pin at the centre of the fifth side. The remainder of the pin is broken off. The circular bosses are decorated with raised pellets - one with 4, one with 3, and two with an uncertain number. The frame is D-sectioned. The reverse is plain and flat.
Created on: Monday 10th November 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tupholme', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-FCC801
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Medieval gold annular brooch (1200-1400). Treasure case no. 2010 T330. The frame is circular in plan, oval (almost circular) in cross-section and has a constriction for the pin. The loop of the pin fully encloses the constriction. Between the loop and the shaft there is a collar decorated on its upper and lower surfaces with several randomly situated 'C'-shaped stamp marks. The shaft tapers from the collar towards the expanded tip which is undercut to rest neatly on the frame. This brooch is particularly small and is slightly worn. Diameter: 13.9mm; thickness: 2.0mm; weight…
Created on: Friday 28th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 29th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Godshill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-144632
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A miniature medieval brooch, circular in form, with a flat back and raised decoration on the front. This consists of four collets, made to accommodate stones, now lost, placed at equal distances at the top and bottom of the frame of the brooch. In the middle of the frame at each side is a semi-spherical moulding with punched decoration imitating granulation. The pin is intact and is secured by a rod within the frame of the brooch and a groove, which serves as a pin-rest. The brooch is gold and dates from the thirteenth or early fourteenth century.
Created on: Saturday 28th November 2009
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barton-le-Clay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-140512
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A miniature medieval brooch, circular in form, with a flat back and rounded front. The front is decorated with punches simulating granulation separated by incised criss-crosses. The pin is intact, its loop bent around a bar which holds it in place. The pin tapers to a point and has a collar of punched decoration resembling that on the surface of the frame. The whole effect is very decorative. The brooch is gold and dates from the thirteenth century.
Created on: Saturday 28th November 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 11th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Hertfordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-83D8B4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval gold annular (ring) brooch, circular in shape, terminating in two clasped hands. It has two inscribed facets punctuated by colons with a quatrefoil flower at the base and centre right. Reading clockwise from the pin, the letters (on the inner band) are V O : V O and (on the outer band) V O ? : V O L. The pin is plain with a beaded collar. The clasped hands may once have held a pearl or a gem, now lost. The reverse of the brooch is flat and plain. Comparable brooches are 2006 T119 and 2007 T389. Similar pieces in public collections are one in the British Museum, P&E 18…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cave', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-F78ED4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A piece of twisted gold wire forms the circular frame of a Medieval miniature annular brooch (1200-1500). A transverse join is barely visible. The pin is missing. Treasure case no. 2013 T349. The size of this brooch might indicate that it was made for a child. 11.46mm (outer diameter); 9.67mm (inner diameter); 1.08mm (width); 1.16mm (thickness). Weight: 0.39g.
Created on: Friday 24th May 2013
Last updated: Friday 14th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Arreton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-2AF116
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A miniature Medieval gold openwork lozenge shaped brooch dating from the 13th to 14th century. The brooch consists of a thin lozenge-shaped frame with four integrally cast and evenly spaced collets wit a moulded ridge each side. Three of the four collets contain a small green stone, possibly emerald. There is a constriction at one angle which contains the intact pin. The reverse is undecorated. Similar examples can be seen on the database - NLM-D6FC71 and DOR-F31C46. The brooch is 15.5mm long, 15.5mm wide, 2.4mm thick and weighs 0.94 grams.
Created on: Friday 25th January 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LOWER HARDRES', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-7E5746
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval gold annular framed brooch with pin set within a constriction and set at right angles to a projection in the form of clasped hands, On the front of the round-sectioned frame on either side of the springing of the hands there is a set of four transverse grooves. The D-sectioned pin is triangular. It tapers, from a brambled collar on the convex front face next to the loop, with straight sides to a point. One hand is badly cracked across the wrist. Length 16.7mm. Diameter 9.4mm. Diameter of cross-section 1.2mm. Weight 1.04g. 13th century - early 14th century. Slightly larger …
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2013
Last updated: Monday 21st July 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IOW-506491
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Medieval gold annular brooch (1400-1500). Treasure case no. 2013 T72. This brooch is complete. The frame is circular in plan with a width of 5.34mm and is constricted for the pin. The upper face has been engraved to bear a legend and motifs. There are six evenly spaced chevrons and each is cross-hatched within. This design may represent a star. The fields between the chevrons contain letters forming an amatory legend and motifs: b (nothing either side of letter) i (trefoil either side of letter) e (trefoil either side of letter) n (trefoil either side of letter) v (trefo…
Created on: Friday 8th February 2013
Last updated: Friday 20th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Arreton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-07F3C7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
TREASURE CASE 2013 T156: Medieval Jewellery Fragment (Gold sheet & Cabochon stone) Date: 13th to 15th century (c.1200-1500) Description: A Medieval gold sheet and cabochon gemstone fragment of a larger decorative item, probably a piece of jewellery such as an annular brooch or pendant. The cabochon stone is deep red in colour and may be a garnet, the stone is oval in plan with faint facets, created during polishing, visible on the upper surface; the gold sheet casing prevents full observations on the stone. The gold sheet casing is closely fitted around the stone in the form…
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coddington Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-9A4B26
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Reference no. 2013 T174: A medieval gold annular-framed brooch with gold pin set within a constriction. On the frame, at a right angle to pin, is a projection in the form of clasped hands. The frame is trangular in cross-section and decorated on the interior face with beading, and on the exterior face with an inscription reading VILVIVILIVLI. This brooch dates to the 13th or 14th century. Length 17mm, width 11mm, thickness 2mm. Weight 1.03g. For similar examples recorded on the PAS database see NMS-7E5746, SUR-A704D2, KENT-984E65 and DENO-1AF752. Two other examples in t…
Created on: Wednesday 20th March 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-2349E4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A miniature medieval brooch, formed of a wire ring with a recess for the pin articulation. The pin is intact, though slightly bent, and tapers towards its pointed end. The attachment loop is ribbed with four grooves and it has a collar decorated with three rows of circular punches. The brooch is gold, and dates from the thirteenth or early fourteenth century. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. J P Robinson
Created on: Friday 11th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th September 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aldbrough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-2AA285
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval gold annular brooch with animal head terminals, D-shaped in section. It is cast with four animal head terminals, two grip the loop for the pin and the other two grip the falttened section where the pin rests. Each head has two collets for eyes, the settings of which are present in the two gripping the pin loop but missing in the others. The pin is intact and seperately cast. It is triangular in shape and has a decorated ridge where the loop meets the shaft and tapers to a point. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The brooch is c.1300-1400 in date and is similar to other …
Created on: Thursday 3rd November 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 18th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hollesley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-ECC216
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Published Find published
TREASURE CASE 2012 T126 A medieval brooch, circular in shape, with a recessed bar for the attachment of a pin, now missing. The circumference of the frame is decorated with three equally spaced leaves resembling ivy. The frame has a raised central ridge either side of which is an alternating design of squares and circular punches. The reverse of the brooch is flat and plain. The brooch is gold and dates from the fourteenth century. Dimensions: diameter 17 mm. Discussion: The object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old. Cons…
Created on: Thursday 12th January 2012
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corringham Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-CF88B6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold annular brooch dating to the Medieval period. The frame is circular in plan and 'D' shaped in section (flat back, curving front) with two opposed oval collets which taper towards the top, both now empty but once would have contained a cabochon stone. The pin is 'D' shaped in section (flat back, curved front) and is looped around a narrowing in the frame. A flanged transverse ridge is present on the upper face at either side of the narrowing for the pin. A rounded and segmented collar is present just after the loop and the pin tapers in width to the rounded end. The pin rest is …
Created on: Tuesday 14th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th August 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-C63901
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case 2011-T396: Specialist Report Sanbach Area, Cheshire: Gold Brooch Date: Medieval (1300-1500) Finder: Mr XXXXXXX Date of discovery: 11th June 2011 Circumstances of discovery: While searching with a metal detector Description: A gold 'annular' style brooch. In plan the brooch is an irregular oval (being heart shaped), in cross section the hoop of the brooch varies from circular to lentoid (a flattened oval). The outer frame is deliberately heart shaped with a recessed narrowed bar to which a gold pin (present) is attached. The hinge is flush with the frame and easily…
Created on: Thursday 30th June 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 16th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandbach', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-D21D7B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold open-frame brooch, roughly circular in plan, with an intact pin and two opposing, empty, collets. The frame is of oval cross-section and has a constriction, around which the pin loop has been folded. A transverse ridge separates the loop from the pin shaft, the latter of which is of flat section and tapers to a point. The two centrally located collets flank this pin. Each collet, attached to a flattened area of the frame, is cylindrical, has a vertical seam and an upper edge that has been rolled inwards. Width: 17.1 mm; Height/Length: 16.9 mm; Thickness: 4.6 mm. Weight: 1.2…
Created on: Monday 19th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 25th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Mary Bourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-4A3A73
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold Medieval lozenge shaped brooch dating from the 13th to 14th century date. The object consists on a lozenge frame which is elliptical in cross-section and undecorated. The pin is secured around the frame with a collared aspect, there is no indication of a recessed bar to accommodate it. The pin runs across the entire length of the frame and has a tapering rectangular form terminating in a pointed tip. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Database: Unique ID: KENT-2AF116, Unique ID: NARC-0B6A9E
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CAM-69867A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold annular brooch of Medieval date. The brooch weighs 2.36g and has an external diameter of 20.0mm and internal diameter of 14.4mm. The frame of the brooch has a 'D' shaped cross-section with convexly curved upper surface and flat reverse. The band of the frame has a width of 2.8mm and thickness of 1.1mm. The band constricts for a length of 2.1mm so that the pin can attach to the frame. The width and cross-section of the pin constriction is uncertain as it is hidden from view by the pin. The upper surface of the brooch is decorated with incised or punch stamped grooved lines th…
Created on: Thursday 8th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 6th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Northamptonshire County Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-3259EB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Number: 2015 T821 Find Spot: Princethorpe, Warwickshire PAS Database number: WAW-3259EB Period: Medieval Date of Discovery: August 2015 Circumstances of discovery: Metal detected find. Description: Gold annular brooch: The brooch is circular with a D-shaped section and has a constriction for the pin. Both faces of the brooch are undecorated. The pin is an elongated triangle which is curled around the constriction forming the attachment loop. There are two fine transverse grooves on the outer face of the pin above the a…
Created on: Friday 30th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th April 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BERK-2E69DF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE 2015 T634. A gold medieval rectangular brooch, dating from c. AD 1230-1350. The brooch has four applied quatrefoil mounts at each corner (also in gold), however one mount has been bisected where a constriction in the frame allows the extant gold pin to be mounted. Located centrally on each side of the brooch is an inverted conical collet, also in gold, with each collet containing an unidentified black stone or glass insert. The reverse of the brooch is plain and undecorated. The pin is of simple design, a tapering rod of gold being looped over the brooch frame to secure …
Created on: Friday 11th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th December 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NARC-0B6A9E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold brooch with a plain thin frame formed into the shape of an asymmetric heart. The brooch is delicate, but complete. The frame is 1.5mm thick and eliptical in cross-section. The pin is present and is secured around the frame at the point where the side of the heart is more accentuated, or outwardly curved, and is narrowed to accomodate it. The collar of the pin is 3.5mm long and is curled around to fit the narrowed frame exactly, It has been soldered to create the impression of a solid tube. The tip of the pin touches the back of the smaller curve of the heart. Dimensions: …
Created on: Monday 10th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LIN-C6E84D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure reference 2017 T708: a medieval gold annular brooch. The frame is circular in plan and in section, and has a restriction for the pin. The pin is intact, and has a small decorative collar next to the terminal loop. The pin tapers to the terminal. The brooch is dated to the Medieval period, 13th to 14th centuries. Similar brooches have been taken through the Treasure Act (1996), for example 2010 T330 from the Isle of Wight, 2008 T124 from North Yorkshire, and 2015 T821 from Princethorpe, Warwickshire.
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freiston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-1382E2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold medieval ring brooch of thirteenth-century date. The brooch is annular-shaped with two raised collets, both of which are set with pink gemstones identified by raman spectroscopy as almandine garnets. The pin has a collar and rests against a small foliate quatrefoil at the opposite end. The face of the brooch is bifaceted and inscribed with Lombardic characters: + IESVI ICIE NILV DAMI. The modern French might be: Je suis ici in lieu d'ami which can be translated as 'I am here in place of a friend'. The reverse of the brooch is plain. Lightbown cites a different type of brooch wi…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-039CF2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold and gem medieval brooch of 12th century date. The brooch is annular, circular in plan with eight raised collets set equally spaced around the frame. Each collet contains a gem of alternating garnets and sapphires. Between each gem is a raised boss with punched decoration and surmounted by an open fruit pod. Both the internal and external edge of the frame is beaded. The pod with seeds within and the remains of the flower beyond it, most probably represents the fruit of the broom. Broom (Genista sagittalis) is said to have been adopted as a badge by Geoffrey of Anjou, the father…
Created on: Sunday 26th June 2016
Last updated: Saturday 12th May 2018
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Record ID: DENO-1AF752
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold annular brooch with circular frame, D-shaped in cross-section - rounded on the reverse and flattened on the front. The frame has a constriction to take the cast gold pin, which is also D-shaped in cross-section but flat on the reverse. The pin has a collar at the junction of shaft and loop which is also flat on the reverse, but on the sides and front is notched to give a beaded effect. There is a transverse groove on the upper surface of the pin c.1.5mm (i.e. the width of the frame) from the tip. A groove is worn on the upper surface of the frame to take the pin. If the pin const…
Created on: Friday 10th March 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Breadsall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-5EC918
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold annular brooch. The object is circular in shape, triangular in section and terminates in two clasped hands. There are two quatrefoils or flower motifs, cast in relief onto the outer surface which is formed of two facets from the triangular section of the object. One motif is opposite the clasped hands, whilst the other is opposite a constriction in the frame, onto which the pin is attached. The pin is cast gold and has a circular loop, followed by a collar separating it from the rest of the pin, which tapers to a point. This design separates the brooch into quarters. Each quarte…
Created on: Monday 25th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LEIC-070179
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval gold and enamel brooch, 23mm long, 22mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 5.31g. The frame is heart shaped (a tapering pointed base with two curved upper edges) with a flat rectangular cross-section. It has a raised border on its upper side which has been filled with white enamel interspersed by raised star-like motifs in gold. Only about half of the enamel remains. Outside the border of the enamel, the brooch has a flat scalloped outer border. There is a pin constriction in the centre of the upper edge, with a gold pin hinged on it. The pin has two rectangular projections a…
Created on: Monday 9th May 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LEICESTERSHIRE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-1DBFC4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold annular brooch of medieval date (c. 1200 - 1400AD). The brooch is circular in plan with a D-shaped cross section. The reverse is flat and the upper face in convex. The frame has a constriction for the pin which is clasped around the narrow point. The pin is an elongated triangular shape in plan, with a circular section. The pin has a transverse ridge which is incised with a decorative pattern. The brooch is inscribed in Lombardic script, reading as follows: AMOR VINCIT OMNIA: + Love Conquers All Dimensions: weight: 2.46g, diameter: 18.03mm, width (of brooch 'band'): 2.48mm,…
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wix', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-8B523A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval gold annular brooch dating to the 13th or 14th century. This brooch is circular in shape with two clasped hands projecting from the frame. There is a double band of chevron ridges at the junction between the projecting hands and the frame. The hands have an oval gap between them and there is a white coating, possibly an adhesive, between them. There is a constriction to accommodate the pin 90 degrees apart from the clasped hands; if the hands project at 6 o'clock, the constriction is at 3 o'clock. The gold pin is present and is decorated with a double band of ridges at the …
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WAW-491897
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Report for H M Coroner Treasure Number: 2011 T523 Find Spot: Brandon & Bretford, Warwickshire PAS Database number: WAW-491897 Period: Medieval; 14th Century Date of Discovery: 30/8/11 Circumstances of discovery: whilst metals detecting Description: Gold annular brooch. The brooch consists of two bands and a pin. The bands have been made using sheet metal with rectangular cross sections, then looped and soldered. One band is smaller and inside the other. The inner surface of the larger band is flat and the outer surface has additional sheet metal soldered on around it with bead effe…
Created on: Monday 5th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brandon and Bretford CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-A704D2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval brooch, consisting of a hoop, triangular in section, set with a collett at the top accommodating a coloured stone and terminating in a pair of clasped hands. The hands were designed to hold a stone, probably a pearl, which has now perished. The two registers formed by the triangular sections are engraved with letters that read + PAR CEST PRESENT M VERWSRENTENS (By/with this present.....) The meaning of this (rhyming?) French inscription is unclear but it almost certainly signifies a gift between two lovers. The brooch is gold and dates from the thirteenth century. Dimens…
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2012
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'chiddingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-C8B7F2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold annular brooch. It comprises a circular frame, now distorted (with a distorted length of 16.0mm, a distorted width of 13.8mm and a weight of 0.8g), and a pin. The frame is of triangular section (0.6mm thick and 1.7mm wide) with a flat undecorated reverse, an inner face and an outer face. The two upper faces are interrupted by two floral devices on opposite sides of the frame, at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock. The floral devices comprise a central punched ring between four petals, enhanced with grooves. At 9 o'clock there is a constriction for the pin. The interior side of the frame is…
Created on: Tuesday 25th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shrewsbury Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-962ED9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold annular brooch dating to the 13th - 14th centuries. The brooch is circular with a D-shaped cross section. The reverse is flat and the upper face convex. The frame has a constriction for the pin placed at 12 o'clock with the inscription starting at 1 o'clock. The front has incised letters in capitals reading IESVICIY or IESVICIR. The interior side of the frame is decorated with punched rings. The pin is an elongated triangle which is curled around the constriction forming the attachment loop. The pin has a horizontal rib in light relief to form a collar at the inside edge. There …
Created on: Thursday 9th June 2016
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coltishall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B0D659
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold annular brooch. A tiny but superbly finished annular brooch with a band of plano-convex section. The convex display side has a deeply incised and closely spaced chevron pattern around the entire band, conferring a vermiform effect. The chevrons are interrupted only by a constricted seat for a collared cast gold pin. The reverse of the band bears stamped letters, each set in an indented rectangular panel, and each formerly inlaid with a dark and contrasting material, perhaps niello. The inscription reads: + AVE NARIA GRA, with the first letter R concealed by the end of the pin. Ave…
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knaith', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-B22B22
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector. Description: Medieval gold annular brooch. The frame is flat on the reverse and bevelled on the front. It exhibits a constriction for the pin and projecting from one side of the frame is a pair of clasped hands. The hands have been made separately and sit in a small notch on the outside of the frame. A small tab projects from the underside of the hands and has been soldered to the back of the frame. Each of the fingers has been defined by an engraved groove. The thumbs are separate, one missing due to an old break. The facet…
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-3316AD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval gold annular and inscribed brooch dating from AD 1250 - 1350. The frame is circular and is decorated at the top with a pair of clasped hands. These are moulded, but they curve in the same orientation as the frame of the brooch. At the right hand and bottom cardinal points are flower motifs; one four petalled flower at each point. The petals are concave. The left hand cardinal point is occupied by the constriction for the pin. The flat upper face of the frame is inscribed: "+ IO - SVI - DE . D - RVE" (Translated by John Cherry as Ie Sui De Drue, meaning 'I am [a brooch/gift]…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-E37CF1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case 2016-T808 Specialist Report Gold annular brooch from the Cleobury Mortimer Area- Shropshire Date: Medieval Date of discovery: 2016 Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector PAS Reference: HESH-0A4AF6 https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/590606 Description: A gold annular (ring) brooch, circular in plan, terminating in two clasped ascending hands. In cross section the frame is sub-triangular with a flat reverse face. The frame is divided in half horizontally by a tapering gold pin. The pin fits within a constriction on the frame…
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 18th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cleobury Mortimer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-CB7620
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Anglo-Saxon gold and garnet setting, originally circular but now heavily damaged, with most cells empty; plus a separate garnet and foil. A now distorted quatrefoil int he centre preserves remains of a white inlay (scientific examination (see below) suggested that this is probably shell). The quatrefoil is encircled by four half-round, now empty cloisons. From these, stepped cells radiate outwards to the edge of the setting. Four of them still preserve their garnets. Due to the distortion of the object, the garnets have risen and partly tilted and on three of them it is thus possib…
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-B6E917
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE TROVE CASE 2006 T61 Anglo-Saxon gold and garnet composite brooch fitting Date: 7th Century Description: The fitting comprises a garnet which has been set into a gold frame with a gold back plate. The garnet is thick and bevelled and is possibly a cabochon garnet. The upper surface of the garnet has been ground flat. The garnet is slightly damaged due to a chip on one edge, resulting in the loss of approximately ⅛. The garnet has been set into a simple, well fitting frame of sheet gold which has been edged with a single strand of twisted gold wire ropework, flanked by two …
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bersted area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT2669
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Central part of an Anglo-Saxon composite or plated disc brooch. Outer and internal divisions, made of gold. Internal garnet inlays. TAR 2000, no. 86 says 'red-coloured glass or garnet'.
Created on: Tuesday 30th January 2001
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT FOLKESTONE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-F04302
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from an early medieval gold brooch or mount. Rectangular fragment of very fine sheet gold with a filigree border and decoration (from one end to another) of a filigree S-scroll, a now empty raised circular cell, two filigree annulets, then a raised rectangular cell containing what appears to be possibly degraded blue enamel (now mostly opaque white). The reverse is undecorated, although the impression of the cells and filigree can be seen. Length 17.90mm, width 9.30mm, overall thickness 2.70mm, thickness of sheet 0.18mm, weight 0.79g.
Created on: Friday 25th February 2005
Last updated: Friday 12th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-D5D967
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold disc, originally flat, and with an empty rectangular collared setting at its centre, surrounded by four small subsidiary collared settings, each of which contains a round semi-opaque greyish glass cabochon, perhaps intended to imitate pearls. Each collared setting is encircled with beaded wire, as is the outer edge of the disc. From the corners of the central setting, four radiating strips of flattened beaded wire, set edge-on, divide the disc into four segments; within each segment, the glass cabochons are flanked by stylized foliate plant sprays executed in the same edge-on bea…
Created on: Thursday 10th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 30th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holberrow Green', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-05D4C1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold and garnet setting. Report done by Sonja Marzinzik of The British Museum. An Anglo-Saxon, round gold and garnet setting, now damaged. The central quatrefoil cell is now empty. It is surrounded by four semi-circular cloisons. Two of them still contain garnets (cracked) and there are garnet splinters in a third cell. The fourth cell has lost its garnet but still contains the wafered gold backing foil. A triple frame surrounds this arrangement: The plain cell border is set inside a very fine beaded wire ring and the outer edge of the object is framed by a twisted bead wire. The plai…
Created on: Monday 13th August 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farthingston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-73CD11
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Incomplete Borre-style composite openwork gold lozengiform brooch of the late Anglo-Saxon period, now in four joining pieces, with some distortion and damage to the broken edges and one terminal missing. The front-plate is convex with a sheet back-plate producing a hollow brooch, with slightly concave sides, each corner rounded, with originally four small, circular holes arranged in a central square. Across one terminal on the reverse is an incomplete rectangular gold strip originally folded in the centre and now broken flush with the reverse of the brooch, probably origi…
Created on: Monday 18th March 2013
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Attleborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-3E31B4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The mount comprises a gold baseplate, slightly crumpled, cut to a curved tapering form with a straight wide end, to fit the recessed cell of a (now missing) gilt bronze or silver penannular or pseudo-penannular brooch. The outer face of the baseplate is decorated with a spherical blue glass bead set in a gold collar, and a pattern of S- and Z-scrolls delineated by beaded wire (filigree) and other motifs (C-scrolls with central scrolled stems) within a plain beaded wire border. To one side of the bead is a now empty rectangular collet. The overall length of the base-plate is 22.5mm;…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-AE4897
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case : 2016 T1031 Description: An incomplete gold jewellery element of unidentified function (see Discussion). The artefact comprises an elongated oval-shaped plate made from thin gold sheet, with integral attachment loops at either end. One loop retains a double-looped hinge fitting. One side of the plate is plain and generally flat, with some distortion. The other side is decorated with applied filigree ornament surrounding a raised central setting of cloisonné enamel, contained within a gold collar. The setting comprises a quatrefoil motif, formed from a central circular…
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-77185F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold strip brooch dating to the Middle Anglo-Saxon period. The brooch comprises a flat, elongated lozengiform plate, slightly asymmetrical in shape, tapering towards wire-like terminals which have been hammered into a square section. One terminal forms a closed loop and the other an open hook, representing the remains of a pin mechanism. The front of the plate is decorated with a border of triangular notches, irregularly spaced and sized. Some heavy scratches are present. The back of the brooch is undecorated. This brooch can be categorised as Weetch's (2013) Type 31.B, …
Created on: Tuesday 24th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-D27DCC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold possible brooch, of early-medieval (probable 5th-century) date. Description: The object consists of a circular base-plate of gold sheet with a three-dimensional figure of a crouching, four-legged animal (a feline?) mounted along the diameter and buttressed by a pair of supporting zoomorphic heads on either side that rise and curve inwards from the base. The base has a decorative filigree border formed by two beaded wires with a thicker beaded wire soldered between and on top of them, just inside the edge of the disc. The head of the central animal is bent down to touch the base-…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-58786B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular gold and garnet setting, possibly from a brooch, pendant or another piece of jewellery. The setting comprises a gold collar made from an upright strip of gold surrounded by three strands of gold beaded wire, the central strand perhaps slightly larger than the others. The beading shows some signs of wear. The gold strip is partially folded underneath the gem, which is probably a garnet. It is cabochon cut with a flat top and an annulet drilled into its centre, now empty but once perhaps inlaid with another material (see Discussion). The back of the gem is dished. It is largel…
Created on: Friday 12th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: GLO-8F79CA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circular gold disc brooch that is made from a flat gold disc that has a large dark red glass cabochon mounted in the centre, there is a conchoidal fracture to the side of this cabochon. This is mounted within a high collared setting; this setting is then encircled by a twisted wire at its base. Evenly spaced around the central stone four small rods (2-3mm high) have been riveted into place and them wrapped 3-4 times in twisted wire. Four furthers cabochons are mounted towards the edge of the brooch with each being held within a high collar, one is missing but the remainder consist of t…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Nibley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-04A5EB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Fragment of an applied gold disc from the centre of an early medieval composite disc brooch. The fragment is part of the curved edge of the disc. Around the outer edge is a border of fine gold beaded wire. The flat part of the disc is decorated with tiny annulets of gold beaded wire and the remains of three settings. One is circular with a collar made from gold strip, now flattened, within a border of gold beaded wire. The setting is now empty and the centre is pierced. The second is much damaged and consequently of indeterminate original shape, now appearing sub-trapezoid…
Created on: Friday 29th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanstead Abbots', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A76701
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Setting from an Anglo-Saxon composite disc brooch. The setting appears to consist of a dome of white material, with a band of gold ropework running around its diameter. Four strips of gold ropework run from this band up towards the centre of the dome, which has a circular setting of similar ropework, which may have formed a setting for a gem stone (now missing). This object has been identified from a photograph only, but clearly represents a central setting of Avent's Class 4 (Avent 1975). Similar central settings occur on composite disc brooches from Milton, Monkton, Sarre and Faversh…
Created on: Friday 28th January 2005
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT4546
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of gold sheet with garnet and opaque blue glass in cloisonné cellwork, part of an applied central setting from a silver plated disc brooch. Description: The sheet consists of almost half of its original circular shape. It has a rim of beaded wire, and carries two registers of cloisonné cellwork. The outer register has the remains of two circular cells, now empty of their settings and filled with mud. These are separated from a triangular setting of four cells by open fields containing well-organised C-scrolls in fine beaded-wire filigree. The layout of the triangular settin…
Created on: Thursday 8th August 2002
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DOVER', grid reference and parish protected.


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