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Record ID: LON-131102
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A mesolithic flint tranchet axe. The axe is made from a grey-buff flint patinated mottled olive-brown/ochre. It has a slightly S-shaped body and a truncated butt. Three small patches of cortex remain, each in the central of the largest faces. It measures123.8mm (length) x 51.7mm (width) x 38.4mm (thickness) and weighs 280.59g.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Last updated: Friday 9th May 2014
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Record ID: ESS-9924A7
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late neolithic to early bronze age knapped flint scraper. It is 'D' shaped in plan with a sub-triangular cross section. Flakes have been removed from all surfaces except for an area still covered by cortex at the distal end. There is semi-abrupt retouch along the curved edge. It is 27.62mm long, 33.40mm wide, 20.02mm thick and weighs 20.13 grams.
Created on: Friday 22nd January 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-7FF573
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman (1st century AD) cast copper alloy faintail brooch. It is incomplete, missing its pin and catchplate. The footplate is sub-triangular and fans out to 22mm wide at its base. The wings are semi-cylindrical and there are two vertical incised lines at the end of each. The wings form an open-ended cylindrical housing which would have contained the spring. The headplate is an oval. There is no bow as such but an flat mid rib overlying the headplate and footplate. This midrib bears incised decoration. The length of the brooch is 33mm and it weighs 8.2g. It has a mid green patina. Ther…
Created on: Thursday 4th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-286B04
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver gilt Post-Medieval dress fitting Incomplete 16th century silver gilt dress fitting. The object is sub-circular in plan and domed in section, having a flat reverse. It is cast in the shape of a five petalled flower or rose, each petal having a central transverse rib which gives it the form of a wave. Between each petal is a small rounded knop. At the centre of the petals is a sub square domed 'boss'. This is decorated with at least two raised lines, if not three. The gilt survives almost intact, though small patches of the underlying silver do show through. This may be a cap b…
Created on: Monday 23rd February 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East of Colchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FF0854
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, cast copper alloy pipe tamper. The tamper takes the form of a claw hammer, though half the claw is now missing. The hammer head is complete and is formed from a decorative arrangement of beads and reels. To either side of the head is a double ring and dot motif. The hammer head is attached to a hollow cylindrical shaft that is decorated along its length with incised circumfral lines, inside and out. There are two small holes where it is damaged. To one upper side of the shaft is a small, deliberate, circular piercing and there is a larger circular piercing to the top of the…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FED0E7
Object type: HARNESS HOOK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete, cast copper alloy, medieval, shield shape mount with hook. The upper part of the object is formed by the shield-shaped mount that is decorated to each side with a white enamelled swan advancing left. There are tiny traces of gilt in the surrounding field. At the pointed end of the shield is an integral sub square collar, also with traces of gilt. From beneath this extends an integral, vertical hook, with a short, shallow hooked end. The original surface is missing and exposed surfaces are light green. The purpose of this object is unknown, though the shield is clearly meant …
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FE7782
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, cast lead, post-medieval cloth seal. The object represents one half of the complete seal. It is a disc, being circular in plan and flat in section. The flat shank that would have linked this disc with its pair is now missing. One face of the disc is marked with a crude hexagram (star of David), suggesting it may be a kosher seal. A similar seal is reported from Lincolnshire as LIN-290B62. the seal is 20.33mm in diamter, 2.22mm thick and weighs 4.74g.
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FBA194
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy cosmetic mortar. The mortar is crescent shaped in profile and V-shaped in section as it is hollow. There is a globular knop to one end, whilst the opposite end is damaged and truncated. To the underneath of the object are two slight knops which are all that remain of the suspension loop. The original surface is missing and exposed surfaces are much abraded. They are light green in colour. Damaged edges are worn, suggesting damaged occurred in antiquity. The mortar is 51.85mm long, 9.75mm wide, 12.78mm high and weighs 12.01g. The mortar is Late iron to Roma…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FB7F44
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy ‘Roman ‘head stud’ brooch. What survives is the upper part only. The wings are semi-cylindrical, short and one wing is truncated. The spring fixing lug is broken, the spring and pin are entirely missing. A small worn knop to the top of the brooch is probably the remains of a chain loop fitting. On the head of the brooch is a worn, raised stud formed of two concentric circles. This may once have been enamelled, though no traces survive. On the surviving portion of the bow are two vertically placed recessed squares, the upper contains red enamel, the lower i…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FB16B5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy, one piece ‘Colchester’ type late Iron Age to early Roman brooch. Both wings of the brooch are truncated. The forward facing hook is truncated and worn. Behind the head of the brooch the short backward hook is also truncated and worn and the integral pin coil and shaft are entirely missing. The bow is sub circular in section. It is complete and ends in a blunt point. The catch plate is entirely missing. The brooch is abraded and nothing of the original surface survives. Exposed surfaces are light green. The break edges are worn smooth suggesting damage occur…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FAFDF4
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy bead. The bead is circular in plan and hexagonal in section being bi-conical. It is of regular thickness with the circular perforation centrally set. There is raised band running around the bead, flanked to either side by a narrow circumfral groove. A circumfral groove also runs around the perforation to each side. No casting seam is visible. The original surface survives mostly intact with a dark green patina, with areas of damage and wear showing as lighter green. The bead has a diameter of 14.42mm, is 10.22mm thick and weighs 6.04g. Beads are difficult to date, …
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FA7CA4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copepr alloy coin; Nummus of Valens (possibly)
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FA4183
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy coin: Sestertius of unknown emperor. Extremely worn. Die axis 12 o'clock (or 6 o'clock).
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-B5B846
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
16th-20th century plain gold finger-ring or decorative band Description: Complete gold ring. The hoop has a D shaped section. The ring is plain inside and out without any hallmark or maker’s mark. The interior of the hoop is not well finished or worn. Though it is probably a finger ring, the possibility remains that it is a decorative band from another, unknown object. Dimensions: External diameter: 25.47mm, Weight: 14.27g. The object contains a minimum of 10% gold, however in the absence of any marks, there is no evidence to securely date the object pre-1705. Consequently …
Created on: Sunday 20th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East of Colchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-8E6B26
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
17th century silver mount or seal die Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector Description: (Please note this description is based on an image and not first hand experience of the object.) This silver mount is octagonal in plan and flat in section. It is decorated to the front face with the negative design of a heart with a crown above, bisected by two crossing arrows with feathered flights, within a border of pellets. The reverse of the mount is plain. There is a raised circular collar to the centre of the reverse. The negative design and collar may …
Created on: Friday 18th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East of Colchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-5F6DB3
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
17th century silver fragment of a combined earscoop and bodkin (2005 T7) Description: Fragment of 17th century silver combined earscoop and bodkin. Originally this item would have taken the form of a tapering shaft, rectangular in section, with a long, rectangular slot at the broader end, above which would have been a decorative terminal with an additional perforation for the suspension of a pendant. This fragment represents a fraction of the bodkin that has broken at the point of the rectangular slot and the additional, uppermost perforation. It is now subrectangular in p…
Created on: Wednesday 16th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'saffron walden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-274301
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete gold ring. The hoop of the ring is circular in section with marginally broader shoulders that taper into the thin band. The ring has an integral bezel that is oval in plan and sub lozenge shape in section, in that it is slightly conical with the underneath being chamfered. To either side of the bezel, where it meets the hoop is a small transverse ridge, almost wedge shaped in appearance. The bezel is empty but would once have held a small uncut (cabochon) stone (such as a sapphire, ruby or garnet). It is slightly misshaped around the internal edges. The hoop is also slightl…
Created on: Sunday 13th April 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Happisburgh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-127805
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2006 T179: Gestingthorpe, Essex: Roman silver finger ring Description: Complete cast silver Roman finger ring. The bezel of the ring is sub oval in plan and is thin and flat in section. It appears to be undecorated. The shoulders of the ring are broad and roughly triangular in plan, again thin and flat in section. They are each decorated with two vertical grooved lines giving it a fluted appearance. Extending from the shoulders is the narrowed hoop which has an oval section. The hoop is split through, opposite the bezel. The ring has been squashed inwards from each outer edge. The …
Created on: Friday 7th September 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 24th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gestingthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-127454
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2006 T172: Gestingthorpe, Essex: Incomplete silver Medieval ring brooch Description: Incomplete silver medieval ring brooch. The brooch is circular in plan and sub square in section. It is formed from twisted wire. Within each twist, the brooch has been decorated with raised pellets along the entire length. The narrowed pin bar is broken and missing. The pin is also missing. Break edges are worn suggesting damage occurred in antiquity. Apart from this minor damage, the brooch survives in good condition with a mid grey silvery patina. A similar example is reported in the Treasure Annua…
Created on: Friday 7th September 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Record ID: ESS-126C17
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE 2006 T76 Post Medieval button or cufflink element Description: Complete 17th Century, cast, silver button or cufflink. The button is circular in plan with a down turned or flanged edge. It is decorated with two hearts beneath a single crown. To the reverse is a complete loop. An almost exact button, though with a different design of crown, can be seen in The Treasure Annual Report 2001, page 81. Dimensions: Diameter 12.82mm weight: 0.73g The object contains a minimum of 10% silver and is over 300 years old. Consequently it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulat…
Created on: Friday 7th September 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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