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Record ID: NMGW-DF6846
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This bronze casting jet represents the by-product of the manufacture of a socketed axe. The jet is of a roughly circular form and displays all four runners. The four runners together with its geographic location strongly hint at the jet being removed from an axe of type Storgursey or 'South Wales Type'. The patina on the casting jet varies from a brown to light green and the jet now displays a sheen due to polish or lacquer applied by the finder. The external diameter of the jet is 39.2mm - 45.3mm, with an internal diameter of 16.4mm - 19.3mm. The jet has a maximum thickness of 15…
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2006
Last updated: Friday 7th March 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-7551C5
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Barbed and Tanged Arrowhead, one barb missing. Length 37mm, maximum surviving width 21.5mm, thickness 4.5mm. Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age in date.
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2006
Last updated: Monday 20th January 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-743CA6
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy flat axe which thickens towards the middle, with a thin, narrow and originally probably slightly rounded butt and a splayed blade. The edges of both the butt and the blade are damaged, and one face in particular is heavily corroded. Two distinct casting flaws are visible on the relatively uncorroded face of the axe. The sides of the blade more or less evenly curve outwards towards the cutting edge from a point situated slightly over one third of the length of the axe from the butt. The axe is undecorated. Longitudinal stritations visible on the relatively uncorro…
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 15th January 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-CBE825
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy (probably bronze) socketed axe with a splayed and curved blade. The fragment was apparently broken and distorted in antiquity. Microscopic examination suggests the fragment is encrusted wuth ferrous and manganese oxide corrosion products presumably derived from the burial environment. Original blade width c.51mm, surviving height of fragment 40.5mm, maximum surviving thickness 13.5mm, weight 66.2g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 5th March 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-CA3104
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy leaf-shaped blade (length 63mm, width 19mm, thickness 2mm, weight 7.9g). The edges are slightly bevelled and the blade has a very slight but relatively wide midrib. One end of the blade apparently tapers into a tang which is now largely missing. The blade is in poor condition, its tip is bent and its edges are badly damaged and notched. This damage makes it difficult to evaluate whether the apparent tang is a genuine feature or simply a fortuitous break. The blade may possibly be an example of a rare type of Early to Middle Bronze Age knife known as a Class I or …
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2006
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-B7F035
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy mini terret dating to the late Iron Age to early Roman period. External diameter 19mm-20mm, internal diameter 10mm-11mm, thickness 3-4.5mm, maximum width of connecting bar 5mm, weight 4.6g. Thicker at pseudo-terminals. no evidence for wear facets; surface slightly pitted and abraded (probably corrosion and modern cleaning). Plano-convex in cross section i.e not cast in the round. A one piece casting. Ring slightly widens towards terminal. Not a symmetrical casting.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-B73563
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of copper alloy sheet, openwork decorative mount. The curvilinear mount it broken across its two rebated fixing holes and its other extreme. The upper surface of the mount is decorated with an incised design consisting of three infilled three-sided curvilinear panels. Dimensions 35.1 x 25.8 x 1.5mm weighing 4.9g. The two fixing holes (diameter c.2.5mm) are surrounded by circular rebatements (diameter c.7mm) which accommodated the heads of the fixing studs or rivets. Circular striations in the rebated parts of both fixing holes suggest that they were at least finished, if…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW3396
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy purse bar. The shield-shaped central block is incised on one side with the legend IHS, and on the other side it is inscribed with the letter T [The legend IHS is Middle English in origin from the late Latin representing the Greek IHS as an abbreviation of I├Ęsous 'Jesus'. It is used in both manuscripts and as a symbolic/ornamental monogram. It is often taken as an abbreviation of various Latin phrases: Iesus Hominum Salvator 'Jesus saviour of men', In Hoc Signo (vinces) 'In this sign (thou shall conquer)' and In Hac Salus 'In this (cross) is salvation'. The letter T i…
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2001
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
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Record ID: NMGW3392
Object type: TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman ceramic tile fragment on which the central part of an incuse stamp within a frame survives: ] AVERI [ '(product) of Arverus'. Dimensions of tile 128mm x 102mm x 20mm, weight 223 grams. The stamp has previously been identified as that of a private tile-maker working in the Cirencester/Kingscote area (RIB 2489.4A). It is notable that all of the previous examples of this maker's stamp have been recovered from the east of the River Severn in the Gloucestershire region (RIB 2489.4A-B)
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3391
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cruciform cast copper alloy fitting decorated on one side with an incised fleur-de-lis design against a hatched background and on the other side with an incised central checkerboard design made up of nine squares with a simple border against a hatched background. The fitting forms an equal-sided Maltese type cross, remnants of a flash line suggest that it was cast in a two-part mould. A central perforation runs through the longitudinal (as defined by the fleur-de-lis motif) axis of the fitting. The perforation is slightly worn at the base of the fitting. Although no close parallels ca…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3393
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Plain ring which is cast from a copper alloy and has a near plano-convex section with its inner edge being flat while its outside consists of a raised central cordon with a distinct medial ridge and short flanged edges. The flanged edges of the ring are badly damaged but show no sign of preferential wear which could be expected of the ring was an item of harness. It is large for a finger ring, having an internal diameter of 21.5mm and an external diameter of 28mm; however, the inside is worn smooth in a manner consistent with the wear on a finger ring which has been removed and replac…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3394
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Blaenau Gwent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy vessel, leg, sub-trapezoidal in section. The outer edge and sides are decorated with longitudinal grooves. The leg tapers towards its rounded base. The weight of the vessel leg suggests that the copper alloy was leaded. Probably the leg of either a cauldron, skillet, jug or ewer. Close dating is not possible because the form of vessel legs remained similar from the late medieval period until the seventeenth century (Read 1995, 95). Length 46.5mm, maximum width 31.5mm, maximum thickness 20mm. Thirteenth to seventeenth century.
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3395
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated, openwork, circular lead casting consisting of a perforated central biconvex 'hub' connected to an outer circular beaded rim through a series of eight radiating ribs separated by poorly defined openwork panels. Probably a spindle whorl of post-medieval date. Diameter 33-355mm, diameter of central perforation 9mm, thickness 8mm.
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3386
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a flat, equal-ended type of plate brooch consisting of a symmetrically arranged, lozenge-shaped plate and one moulded terminal of 'acorn' form. The lozenge-shaped plate is divided into five separate panels; that is a wide central rib, flanked on either side by a narrow strip, which is in turn flanked by a triangular panel. Presumably these five panels originally contained enamel, none of which now survives. Part of a small catch-plate remains on the reverse of the terminal. Surviving length 25.5mm, width of lozenge-shaped plate 22mm, weight 3.0grams. Probably second century…
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3387
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The upper part of a copper alloy, T-shaped bow brooch of the Lower Severn sub-type (Hull's type 109) consisting of the upper part of a tapering bow, one short and undecorated cylindrical wing, a hinged pin mechanism and the lower part of an integrally cast chain loop with a relatively small perforation. In profile the upper bow turns down at a sharp angle. The upper bow is decorated with a near rectangular panel divided into a series of moulded lozenge-shaped cells which would originally have contained enamel. Part of a crude acanthus moulding which divided the surviving part of the bo…
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3383
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Crudely cast, undecorated and relatively small, perforated biconical lead, or lead alloy, weight, Maximum diameter 17mm, height 14mm, diameter of perforation 6mm, weight 18.1 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3384
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Perforated biconical lead, or lead alloy weight. Although the weight's surface is corroded, both sides are visibly decorated with either a chevron or diagonal criss-cross design. On one side the design is also punctuated by a number of bosses. As well as the central perforation, one side of the weight is perforated by a second circular vois which connects with the central perforation. It is uncertain whether this second perforation is a deliberate feature or casting flaw. Maximum diameter 24.5-25mm, height 15.5mm, diameter of central perforation 7-9mm, diameter of secondary perforation…
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3385
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Undecorated, discoidal lead, or lead alloy, perforated weight. One side of the weight is flat whilst the other is slightly domed. Maximum diameter 20-21mm, height 6mm, diameter of central perforation 5.5mm, weight 13.7grams.
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3388
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Hinged, copper alloy T-shaped bow brooch, possibly an example of a Lower Severn sub-type (Hull's type 104). The brooch has wide tubular rings which taper towards their ends. The wings are decorated with transverse and diagonal grooves as well as a waisted moulding towards their ends and a terminal moulding embellished with transverse incised lines. The wings accommodate a pivot for the hinged pin mechanism. Flat, comma-like mouldings or "appendages" are present either side of the bow adjacent to the wings. The bow, which is widest at the head and tapers to a point, forms one continuous…
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3389
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy two strand cablework armlet or bracelet fragment. The bracelet is made up of two oval-sectioned (diameter 1.5-2.0mm) strands (total thickness 2.5-3.5mm). At the intact end, one strand has been flattened and turned back upon itself to form a hook, while the other has been flattened and wrapped around the hooked strand to form a collar. It is uncertain whether the broken end has been cut or sheared off. It is not possible to reconstruct the original diameter of the armlet or bracelet. Surviving length 42.5mm, weight 2.1 grams. For a close parallel, recovered from a fourth to…
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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