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Record ID: BERK-749A3D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy Roman Colchester derivitive Polden Hill style brooch dating to the period AD 43-120. The fragment consists only of the wings and the very uppermost bow; the wings are semi-cylindrical with pierced discoidal end-caps which would have held the axial-rod to secure the spring; only a small part of the srping survives and is now outside of the arms. All other elements of the brooch is missing due to old breaks. The top of the bow has a well cast vertically arranged medial ridge flanked by two lower ridges or ribs either side. There is no other decoration e…
Created on: Wednesday 19th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016
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Record ID: BERK-6435C6
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
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A copper alloy three-dimensional vessel mount in the shape of a bird, possibly a raven or crow, dating to the Roman period. (c. AD 43 - 410). The bird is depicted standing with wings folded across the back. The head is well depicted and features a circumferential groove to indicate where the beak stops and plumage begins; the beak is wide and solid and it is this element that is reminiscent of a raven or crow's beak. The eyes are simple indentations either side of the head. The underside of the bird's body has been decorated with multiple pits to create a stippled effect to denote fea…
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016
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Record ID: BERK-63B551
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A complete cast copper alloy dress fastener, the eye or female part of the fitting dating to the early post-medieval period. The fastener is sub-rectangular in plan with a trapezoiodal 'loop' at one end and a rounded terminal at the other. The fastening is decorated in the openwork style and appears to depict two creature, possibly dogs, sat with their rear-ends touching and heads turned to face each other snout-to-snout. The creatures are arranged so that their head are closest to the rounded terminal end. Below the creatures' feet is floral scrolling. There is a central rivet or sew…
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016
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Record ID: BERK-628C2D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A complete but worn silver penny of Edward I (AD 1272-1307), mint of Canterbury. Possibly Class 3 (AD 1280-1282) or Class 8 (AD 1294-1299) but uncertain due to wear.
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2016
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Record ID: BERK-61F130
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A complete but worn Irish silver penny of King John (AD 1199-1216), dating to the period AD 1207-1211. Struck by the moneyer Wilelm in Dublin. Spink no. 6228a.
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2016
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Record ID: BERK-612E51
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A complete silver halfcrown of Charles I (AD 1625-1649), dating to the period AD 1641-1643. Group IV halfcrown, fourth horseman type struck in the Tower under Charles. Mintmark triangle in circle. Spink (2008) 2779; North N2214.
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2016
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Record ID: BERK-31EA41
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A worn copper alloy, post-medieval 'Rose' farthing of Charles I (AD 1625-1649), dating to the period AD 1636-1649. Type 2 Rose farthing with single arched crowns; the initial mark is too worn to decipher. North N2291.
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 16th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-31A327
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
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A complete copper alloy Roman nummus (AE2/3) of Constantine I, dating to the period AD 315-316. Reece Period 15. SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type, mint of London. RIC VII 92.
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 16th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-315166
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A slightly damaged silver Venetian soldino of Doge Michele Steno, dating to the period AD 1400-1413. Mint of Venice. 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 England each summer. There were two main influxes of soldini, the first under Doge Michele Steno (like this coin) and the se…
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 16th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-3106B1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver 5-Sols coin (Piece de cinq sols) of Louis XIV of France (AD 1643-1715), dated 1703. Mint of Strasbourg.
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 16th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-2F9BDF
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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A worn copper alloy Roman sestertius of the late first to late second century AD. The coin is very worn and no legend can be deciphered; the profile bust is worn but is similar to the depictions of Flavian emperors, from Vespasian (AD 69-79) to Domitian (AD 81-96).
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 16th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-2F69E3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A large, complete copper alloy trade weight dating to the post-medieval period, to the reign of William and Mary (AD 1689-1694). The weight is circular in shape with a raised lip and concentric circles on the front face. Within are several control stamps; a crowned W over M at c. 11 o'clock, a sword for St Paul's (London) at 12 o'clock, a letter A for avoirdupois at 1 o'clock and an ewer for the London Founders' Company at 5 o'clock. The weight weighs 3.720 ounces (105.4 grams), just under a quarter of a pound. Unusually the reverse of this weight appears to have a separate plug in th…
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: BERK-2F2238
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A worn but complete copper alloy halfpenny 'Conder' token dated (AD) 1795. The token was issued by James Powell, wine and brandy merchant in Monmouth. The edge of the token is very worn and the inscription is illegible.
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 16th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-AD1C8B
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A lithic object that appears at firast glance to be a tanged and barbed arrowhead of Late Neolithic / Early Bronze Age date (c. 2500-1800 BC), however on closer inspection this appears to be a flake, of probable Brone Age date, however without the attributes of a retouched arrowhead; either this is a beginnings of an arrowhead lost or discarded before completion or it is just a flake that resembles an arrowhead in plan.
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-5BE28B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman nummus from the House of Valentinian, dating from c. AD 364-378. Reece Period 19. Probably GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type. The obverse is heavily worn with the barest outline of a bust right. The reverse has Emperor walking right with captive with right hand and holding a staff/labarum in left. The coin has lost two small sections of the rim and has a mottled green patina.
Created on: Monday 25th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-1BCB3E
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy cast and worked awl of uncertain date, but possibly either Roman or medieval /post-medieval. The object has a working tip with a square section to the rear, indicative of having been fitted to a handle. The surface has a mottled green patina with ferrous staining. As the form of these objects did not change for thousands of years it is not possible to date it accurately, however the patina suggests either a Roman or medieval/post-medieval date.
Created on: Friday 22nd July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-071725
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman barbarous radiate (contemporary copy) of an issue of Tetricus (AD 271-274), dating to the period AD 275-285, Reece Period 14. The obverse has the radiate and cuirassed bust right. The reverse has Pax advancing left holding branch with a transverse sceptre. The coin has a possible casting spur from the blank at 9 o'clock of the obverse and is crudely fashioned. The coin has a dark green patina and is probably a radiate imitative, common at that time.
Created on: Thursday 21st July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-06E091
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy token of post-medieval date c. AD 1600 - 1800 AD. This token has the often seen symbolic flower of six petals to one side and in this case, the raised initials RH to the other, the 'R' is reversed. The flower symbol has multiple lines and the initials have pellets at each intersection of the letters. This is typical of the Powell Type 2/17 (initials/flower head). The surface has now a light cream/grey oxidation.
Created on: Thursday 21st July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-4A151E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast and hand worked copper alloy pin, probably from a Roman brooch. The pin has 2 curls of the spring remaining with a possible remnant of an axis bar. The style would indicate that this pin from a probable Colchester, or Polden hill style brooch. C. AD 43 - 175.
Created on: Tuesday 12th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-49B1A7
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast and impressed lead alloy token or tally of post-medieval date. The token has an open armed five spoked wheel design and is heavily oxidised. Suggested date: c. AD 1600-1800.
Created on: Tuesday 12th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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