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Record ID: NMS-E31A44
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval copper alloy dress fastener or toggle. Elongated domed plate with multiple transverse convex mouldings of varying widths, two rivet holes filled with iron corrosion, hollow on the reverse, with a circular terminal on a recessed neck which would have fitted into a corresponding recessed eye-plate. Similar to an example in Read (2009, 210, no.763), unclassified Type 7. Length 43mm. Maximum width of plate 10mm. Width of toggle-plate 10.5mm. Circa 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2016
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Record ID: NMS-D017C8
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval copper alloy dress fastener eye plate. Rectangular 'eye' with raised cabled bar at each short end and loop projecting from the lower edge, cusped and noted plate with two rivet holes filled with iron corrosion and a central decorative circular aperture, terminating in a straight edge with a cabled rib. Length 45mm. Width including loop 22mm. For a similar example see Read (2008, 209, no.755? Circa 16th -17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Record ID: NMS-CFDED7
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy harness pendant suspension mount. Triangular-sectioned bar, terminating at each end in concave cusped mouldings on either side before a circular boss with central rivet hole and pointed terminal projection. One pierced boss retains a dome-headed rivet. In the centre of the lower edge are two projections pierced for the (missing) iron axis bar, one of which is incomplete. Gilded. Width 45mm. Length 14mm. Circa 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Record ID: NMS-A871FB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval or post-medieval copper alloy vessel leg. Triangular-sectioned with broad median rib on outer face. Irregular, probably miscast break at the upper end, rounded at the lower end. Surviving length 57mm. Maximum width 29mm. Maximum thickness 16mm. Circa 1300 - 1700.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-A86123
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval copper alloy vessel leg. Circular-sectioned, broken before the foot, expanding for the join to the (missing) vessel body. Surviving length 53mm. Diameter at break 12.5mm. Circa 1300 - 1700.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-A848F9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of lead-alloy disc brooch. Broken across a domed centre and part of the flange around the edge, with an incomplete catch-plate on the reverse of the surviving part of the flange. The dome is decorated with two bisecting ribs forming a low relief cross. Almost all the original edge, pin and catch-plate are missing. Surviving length 20mm. Height (excluding pin-lug) 6mm. Original estimated diameter 28mm. Probably Late Saxon. Although no very close parallel has been found Late Saxon lead disc brooches are a well-known type. See for example SWYOR-939E21, LEIC-A2A4A2 and SF-120845.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-A71033
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead possible wall or ceiling mount. Six pointed star with sinuous triangular-sectioned arms all of which are now squashed and incomplete, with a casting seam and central incomplete shank on the otherwise flat reverse. Maximum surviving diameter 30mm. See NMS-382886 for a similar example. Circa 1300 - 1500.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-A6E04D
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified and undated object. Slightly irregular circular lead sheet punched with 32 holes. Diameter 22mm. Thickness 2mm. Weight 3.8g.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-A69F06
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy dress hook. Lozengiform plate with beaded border including three beads forming a trefoil at the corner on either side, around an openwork fleur-de-lis. Integral sharp hook and incomplete trapezoidal loop. Length 30mm. Wodth 21mm. Circa 16th - 17th century. See Read (2008, 107, no.424).
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-7F1E1C
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy knife end stop in the form of an animal head, with remains of iron scale tang in slot. Blind-drilled holes pick out the animal's eyes, a transverse groove indicates the mouth and hair on the top of the head is represented by three engraved lines. On the back of the neck are a pair of engraved vertical grooves, with an angled line on each side of the neck. Length (excluding fragment of iron tang) 11mm. Width 8mm. Maximum thickness 14mm. For a similar example see NMS-AB3A65 (Norfolk HER29392).
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7EE03D
Object type: MIRROR CASE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy mirror case. Slightly convex disc, recessed on one side for the (missing) mirror, with a pair of pierced lugs with copper alloy rivet on the outer edge and a single unpierced lug opposite. Decorated on the outer face with interrupted rockerarm in a line between the lugs and in four c-shapes producing the outline of a cross. There is a very slight possible trace of the cement which would have held the glass in place on the inside. Width 31mm. Length (including lugs) 42mm. See examples in Egan and Pritchard (2002, 362, fig.241, no.1714 - 1716) from 13th - 14th cent…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7D016C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy brooch. Open square frame, each side slightly concave on the upper face, with a boss decorated with closely spaced segmented lines forming each corner. One boss is split by the constriction for the (missing) pin. Gilded. Measuring 20 x 21mm. Circa 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7CE589
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy enamelled mount. Lozengiform plate with central piercing and a plain border around the edge. Azure an estoile of eight points [?Or]. No trace of gilding or silvering survives. Measuring 31 x 39mm, 2.5mm thick. For similar examples see Ashley (2002, 18, fig.18, nos.168 and 169). Circa 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7AE3B5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval, silver, gilded dress fastener. Openwork plate consisting of four circular apertures around a central heart with scrolls to either side, a narrow transverse rib forming a straight edge above the heart and two pierced circular attachment lugs projecting from the lower edge below the heart. In the centre of the upper straight side is a broken, ungilded scar where a missing element, probably a pierced lug forming the eye, has broken off. Gilding on the reverse survives only within the stamped maker's mark, R. Post-medieval eye plates are less commonly found than the dress h…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Sunday 18th December 2016
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Record ID: NMS-26FEF9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval gold finger ring. The band is flat internally, with nine angled concave mouldings separated by segmented ribs externally. Each moulding is engraved with a floral spray consisting of either a pointed flower head on a stem with two pairs of leaves or a five petalled flower above a single pair of leaves, both types with a transverse line with radiating lines below at the base indicating the ground. The type and orientation of the flower heads are arranged (up and down being arbitrary) - pointed down, pointed up, five petals down, pointed up, pointed down, five petals up, pointed…
Created on: Thursday 16th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
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Record ID: NMS-AB3763
Object type: DRESS PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver dress pin of the bodkin type. Rectangular-sectioned with slightly convex sides, tapering gradually from the pointed upper end to the blunt lower end. At the upper end on both faces a longitudinal groove runs through a circular piercing and rectangular slot before tapering to a point, the pin is otherwise plain. Now bent almost in half. Length (unbent) 92mm. Maximum width 4mm. Maximum thickness 2mm. Weight 3.52g. Circa 17th century.
Created on: Friday 10th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-AA0079
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver, gilded cap hook with circular-sectioned S-shaped hook soldered to the reverse, broken next to the edge of the plate and now separate but joining. Discoidal plate with grooves around the edge creating segmented sides and border around a slightly recessed front face which has in low relief ihc within a circular cell at the centre of a rose formed from five inner and five outer petal cells. The cells are keyed and gilded, the raised divisions between the cells, segmented border, sides, reverse and pin were either not gilded or the gilding has worn away. The cells ar…
Created on: Friday 10th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D8E460
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable silver ingot. Rectangular-sectioned with irregular but unbroken terminals and multiple shallow transverse hammer marks on the long faces. Measuring 13 x 6 x 5mm. Weight 1.77g / 27.4 grains. The weight of 27.4 grains corresponds very closely with 1 avoirdupois dram (27.3grains) although this is probably a coincidence. The hammer marks may indicate a Late Saxon date.
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D5551A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of medieval silver, gilded finger ring. The band is faceted externally to form concave lozengiform fields with smaller triangular fields between, rising to form a point where the corners of four fields meet. The surviving triangular fields are plain, the lozengiform fields engraved with four lines forming a border around a star or sunburst formed from radiating engraved lines. Plain internally. The surviving fragment consists of one complete lozengiform field and two incomplete. Width of band 6mm. Weight 0.6g. Not enough survives to estimate the original diameter. For b…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-B3B940
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver, gilded finger ring. Integral bezel consisting of an octofoil with a central collet containing a blue glass cabochon. Each foil is concave on the upper face and alternately plain and engraved with splayed lines. The shallow D-sectioned band is broken on both sides of the bezel immediately after a transverse rib. Traces of gilding survive on the front and reverse of the bezel and band. Width of bezel 13.5mm. Height including glass 4mm. Weight 1.2g. Circa 13th - 15th century.
Created on: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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