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Record ID: CORN-E4D4D5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of a cast copper alloy Roman enamelled headstud brooch dating from the period AD 75-200. The wings, foot, catchplate and pin are all missing with just the bow, head and part of the spindle or axis bar surviving in the cavity of the remains of the tubular wings behind the head. A fragment of the copper alloy hinge can be seen beside what is left of the axis bar. At the edge where the wings meet the head of the brooch, there is the base of what might have been an integral head loop. Beyond this raised edge the head is plain and recessed above a raised circular roundel with a ce…
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 17th October 2016
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Record ID: CORN-E389BD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Copper alloy Roman sestertius c. AD 41-260. The coin is heavily corroded and deeply pitted on both obverse and reverse with most of the original surface missing, making further identification difficult.
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Last updated: Saturday 15th October 2016
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Record ID: CORN-E2FF22
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy dupondius of Trajan (AD 98 - 117), Reece period 5, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C reverse type depicting Annona standing left holding corn ears in right hand over a modius with corn-ears to the left and cornucopiae in left hand with the prow of a ship to the right. Although legends are lost this coin is COS V so AD 104 -111. Mint of Rome. Cf. BMC III, p.187, pl.33, fig.9, no.885; RIC Vol.II, p.280, no.494 (but referred to as Abundantia on reverse).
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Last updated: Saturday 15th October 2016
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Record ID: CORN-E1CBFA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Iron Age bronze unit, probably of Dubnovellaunos of the Cantiaci (c.25 BC - 5 AD). The obverse appears to have an animal facing left with two horns, which may be a boar with upright ears or tusks in the wrong place. The reverse shows a horse stepping right, with its left foreleg at a right angle, possibly with a rider seated upon its back with the rider's leg extended inside the horse's right foreleg. Both the obverse and reverse of the coin are pitted and corroded, and the coin is incomplete, making further identification difficult. ABC 348.
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016
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Record ID: CORN-E10EE5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy stater of South Western uninscribed type of the Durotrigian tribe of Dorset, Ancient British Coins no. 2175, Van Arsdell Type: 1290-1, which is dated from 30 BC to AD 10, but current thinking now dates them form the first half of the 1st century AD. The style of these coins derive originally from Gallo-Belgic gold staters which were copying Greek gold staters in circulation at the time, with the head of Apollo on the obverse, and a horse and chariot on the reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016
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Record ID: CORN-E0667E
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy uniface coin weight for a gold half ryal. The flan depicts a ship with the king standing in the centre holding a sword in his right hand and a shield on his left arm, and to the left a flag bearing the letter 'E'. The king is standing between the forecastle and aftcastle which sit on four curved lines formed into a semi-circle that represent the ship's hull. In the middle of the hull is a rose which denotes that it was weighed against the ryal rather than the gold noble. The weight weighs 2.85g or 44 grains. A gold half ryal weighed 60 grains between 1464 and 1470 (W…
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-7F8AAE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy single loop sub-rectangular buckle frame with concave sides with bifid mouldings and rounded front with elaborate moulded pin notch. Cf. Whitehead p.28, no.146 which is dated c.1500-1650.
Created on: Friday 7th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-EAB624
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy, medieval to post-medieval, double-looped, spectacle buckle frame with bevelled edges and a flat back to the frame. There is iron staining to the central strap bar suggesting an iron pin. The pin is missing. Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar buckle frame on page 53, no.294, which is dated from c.1350-1650.
Created on: Friday 30th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D1D16D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper-alloy asymmetrical double-looped buckle frame, one loop rectangular, the other "D" shaped in plan. There appears to be patches of black lacquer on the upper face. Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar example on page 90, no.561, which is dated from c.1575-1700.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2016
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Record ID: CORN-B9228C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver cut quarter of a voided long cross penny of Henry III (1216-1272), Long cross coinage (1247-1272), Class IIIb, obverse with: with wedged tailed 'R', three pellets between chin and lowest curl, and no neck shown. Reverse legend contains 'ASO' so moneyer probably Tomas but possibly Lucas, minted at either Northampton or York.
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 29th September 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-668218
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver groat of Henry VII (1485-1509), Profile Issue, mintmark pheon (1505-1509), regular issue with triple band to crown, but face of king seems to have been deliberately worn off and rubbed out, as legends and crown survive in good detail. Mint of London. Spink 2258. North 1747.
Created on: Saturday 24th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
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Record ID: CORN-264BFA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Fifth Issue (1578-1582), mintmark latin cross (1580-1581), dated to 1580 on the reverse, Spink 2573.
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 22nd September 2016
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Record ID: CORN-263BE7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver voided long cross penny of Henry III (1216-1272), Long cross coinage (1247-1272), Class 5b, c.1250-1256, with wedge tailed 'R', moneyer Gilbert, Canterbury mint. Wren Class Vb.
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 22nd September 2016
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Record ID: CORN-26282D
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Cast lead spindle whorl, circular in plan and sub-rectangular in profile and in section. The central hole is circular in plan and cylindrical in profile and measures 8.6 mm in diameter. Parallels can be found in Roman Aldborough, North Yorkshire (Bishop, 1996, page 31, fig.17, no.171). This spindle whorl, 26.6 mm in diameter, is larger that the Aldborough example and another tin spindle whorl (24 mm diameter) found at the Iron Age and Romano-British site at Trevelgue Head near Newquay, and presented to the Royal Institution of Cornwall in 1954 (Penhallurick, 1986, 201). This whorl is …
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 22nd September 2016
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Record ID: CORN-260F9A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Hammered silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third and Fourth Issues (1561-1577), mintmark acorn (1573-1574), dated to 1573 on the reverse, with taller bust with ear showing on obverse, Spink 2566.
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 22nd September 2016
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Record ID: CORN-95C188
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Base silver radiate, probably of Gallienus (AD 260-268), Reece period 13, probably DIANAE CONS AVG reverse type depicting an antelope walking left. The coin is heavily corroded with very little silver wash remaining on the obverse. Cf. Cunetio, p.120, pl.14, no.1354.
Created on: Wednesday 14th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 20th October 2016
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Record ID: CORN-937A1B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver sixpence of James I (1603-1625), second coinage (1604-1619), mintmark lis (1604-1605), Third bust, dated to 1604 on reverse, Spink 2657.
Created on: Wednesday 14th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 15th September 2016
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Record ID: CORN-92A784
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy nummus of Valentinian I (AD 364-375), Reece period 19, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left, c.AD 367-375. Mint of Siscia. Cf. RIC Vol. IX, p.147, no.15 (a)
Created on: Wednesday 14th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 15th September 2016
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Record ID: CORN-DAD27D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold escudo of John V, King of Portugal (1706-1750), dated to 1722 on the obverse, Lisbon mint.
Created on: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 25th August 2016
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Record ID: CORN-DAB873
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver Venetian soldino of Doge Nicolo Tron (1471-1473) with Doge kneeling left holding banner with L / M in right field on the obverse and the winged lion of St. Mark facing within a quadrilobe, an annulet in each angle, on the reverse. The Venetian soldino, meaning "little shilling", circulated unofficially as halfpennies in England during the 15th and early 16th centuries, due to a lack of small change in the country at the time. They were nicknamed "galyhalpens" or galley-halfpence after the "galley-men" who imported them: the merchants on the Venetian galley fleet who came to …
Created on: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 25th August 2016
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