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    • Object type: BROOCH
    • Primary material: Gold

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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