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    • IdentifierID: 0013F2A2CDF01065
    • Primary material: Silver
    • Object type: BROOCH

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Record ID: LEIC-E76E71
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver gilt annular brooch, 20mm in diameter and 2mm wide and thick with a weight of 1.56grams. the brooch is complete and is composed of a circular loop which has a circular cross section. It has a tapering pin which is attached by an integral loop, wrapped around a small recess on the brooches surface. One half of the brooch is decorated, starting from the pin recess. This has a rectangular cross sectioned and has been twisted, forming a cable effect. Each surface of this section is decorated with a row of small circular stamps. The whole of the brooch has been gilded, but t…
Created on: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-0B0B5E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman silver gilt Polden hill bow brooch, 31mm long (high) 32mm wide and 7mm thick (at the top of the bow) with a weight of 17.03grams. The brooch consists of circular cross sectioned openwork wings which contain a spring of 14 coils. The upper surface of each wing is decorated with a mirrored raised motif. Each one consists of Each one consists of two back to back motifs consisting of an inner semi-circular edge, with a central circular depression surrounded by a raised border with a further circular depression outside this. The depression sits in the centre of a V shaped outer edge …
Created on: Friday 14th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-11F389
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver annular brooch , 24mm in diameter 2mm thick and weighing 2.66grams. The brooch is complete and consists of a plain circular band with a trapezoidal cross section. Its upper surface has a narrow flat inner section which then drops downwards and outwards to a flat base. The pin is held with a recessed bar which sits between two raised collars, running across the band. The pin is complete and is plain with a bevelled upper edge, giving it a sub-rectangular cross section. It tapers to a point which rests on the upper surface of the brooch. The brooch is almost identical t…
Created on: Tuesday 20th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 15th March 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-06D25B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver brooch, 8mm long, 8mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 0.47grams. The brooch is an openwork rectangle with a rectangular cross section and has a recessed hinged pin in one corner. Its upper surface is decorated with transverse linear depressions on three sides and diagonal ones forming a zig zag on the fourth. The pin has a raised collar and is circular in cross section and tapers to a point. The reverse is plain.
Created on: Monday 9th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-E51A11
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of an early medieval cast gilded silver radiate-headed brooch. The fragment comprises one of the knobs originally attached to the head-plate, in the form of a stylised animal mask. It is sub-rectangular in form and semi-circular in cross section, with a hollow underside. The flat end is semi-circular, with a semi-circular hole cut out of the centre of its straight edge. Below this is the animal mask, with exaggerated raised brows that converge in a central V-shape from which protrudes a central line, which runs down the snout to terminate in a raised semi-spherical pellet. The…
Created on: Friday 2nd October 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-D2FC82
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver annular brooch with flat circular frame 12mm in diameter, 1mm thick and weighing 0.32g. There is a short pin constriction but the pin is missing. There is a split opposite the pin constriction but although there is now a gap here, there does not appear to be any actual metal missing. It is inscribed on one side in Lombardic capitals, starting at the right of the pin constriction and running anti-clockwise, starting with a heavily seriffed cross: + AMOR VINCI OMNI, a variant of AMOR VINCIT OMNIA (Love Conquers All). The reverse is undecorated. The lettering may sugge…
Created on: Wednesday 8th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-55B226
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval? silver? annular brooch, 16mm in diameter, 1.5mm thick and weighing 0.52grams. The brooch is a very small example of its type and has a circular section of uneven thickness. Half of its circumference is covered with a circular sectioned wire which has been twisted around the brooch to form a rope like effect. The other half has a series of transverse nicks cut into one surface. To 'close the circle' each end has been twisted around where teh plain meets the twisted section with the terminals forming what looks like serpents heads? The pin is intact, tapers to a point and has …
Created on: Wednesday 9th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd April 2014
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Record ID: LEIC-B63A36
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver gilt annular brooch, The brooch has a semi-circular section and is decorated with eight semi-spherical bosses separated by spacers. Four of the bosses have rouletted decoration. One of these is recessed to hold a pin and the corresponding one has a triangular depression forming a pin rest. The other four bosses have circular settings for stones, two remain, probably garnets in the setting nearest the pin recess. James Robinson dated this item to the Thirteenth century.
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2013
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-8D0723
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver ring brooch, 18mm wide and high, 2mm thick and weighing 1.91grams. The brroch is in the form of an open rectangle with a semi ciruclar section. Its corners are 'cut away', replaced with inward facing crescents, with slightly pointed upper edges. Its surface is undecorated and it has a flat base. The pin is present, sitting in a circular section bar. It has a bevelled edge up to a rectangular collar and it widens out above this before tapering to a point.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th August 2015
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Record ID: LEIC-1BA514
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval silver Venetian coin re-used as a brooch, 39mm in diameter, 2mm thick and weighing 22.63grams. The coin is a Ducato issued by Ludovic Manin, who was the last Doge of Venice 1789-97. It shows the lion of St Marc on the obverse -DVCATVS VENETVS and St Marc and the Doge on the reverse -S M V LVDOVCVS MANIN D B. The coin has a pin hinge and part of a catchplate attached to the reverse side of the coin.
Created on: Monday 5th July 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 14th July 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-08EB72
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post medieval silver ring brooch, 26mm in diameter and 3.5mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 1.89grams. It is slightly domed and is decorated with simple incised borders at each edge on its outer side. These is a small circular hole to accomodate the pin. The underside is stamped with a lion passant (for sterling which dates it to after 1544) and possible makers initials CM?
Created on: Tuesday 23rd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-162812
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver brooch fragment, 26mm long, 2.5mm wide and 2mm thick. The object is in fair condition with a silver patina and weighs 1.08 grams. The object consists of a sub rectangular sectioned curving shaft, which widens and thins at its terminal. The terminal, which is missing an edge, is decorated with an incised ovoid shaped motif. The object may be part of an annular brooch.
Created on: Wednesday 5th November 2008
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Frisby and Kirby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-F28006
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver annular brooch 34mm in diameter. The brooch is in good condition with a silver patina It consists of a loop which is 7mm wide that is angled so the inner surface sits higher than the outer. It has an inset pin bar which holds a rectangular sectioned pin which tapers to a point. Its upper surface is decorated with a band of incised dot and ring motifs, c.2mm in diameter interspersed with indented triangles which sit near the outer edge
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2013
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Record ID: LEIC-9C94D1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman silver crossbow brooch, 70mm long and 46.5mm wide. The brooch is in good condition with a good silver patina and a weight of 52.8 grams. The foot is 35mm long, 9mm wide and 6mm thick with a semi-circular section. It is open all the way down one side to accommodate the pin, which is 36mm long (10mm sits inside the catch). The front of the foot is decorated with two incised parallel lines which run its length on a slight diagonal axis. Either side of this are four slightly raised triangular areas which are decorated with a V shaped incision, flaring out towards the edge. The bow, …
Created on: Thursday 2nd November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charnwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-F316D6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver annular brooch, 30mm in diameter. The brooch is in good condition with a silver patina and weighs 5.45 grams. The object is quite crudely made and consists of a circular sectioned loop, 2.5mm in diameter, which has a cut through it, presumably to allow for the pin. The pin begins with a flat sheet which has been folded into a circlular loop. The pin has a protruding disc forming a 'shoulder' below the loop. This has two raised borders which are decorated with a series of incised notches. The rest of the circualr sectioned pin is plain and is 32mm long and 2mm in diamet…
Created on: Monday 7th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-DE5A26
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman silver omega brooch. 36mm long, 34mm wide and 8mm thick. The brooch weighs 16.9 grams and has a good silver patina, but needs cleaning. The brooch is pennanular in form, turning back on itself to form terminals. At this point it is circular in section and has barrel shaped terminals, 6 mm long and 5 mm in diameter, with three raised grooves. The main body of the brooch has a diamond section. The diamond section is made up of four main raised ridges, with extra ridges in between these on the outer sides. The surface of the brooch is decorated with incised lines, forming a herring …
Created on: Wednesday 1st December 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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