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    • Primary material: Gold

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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: 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
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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
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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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-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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