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Record ID: SWYOR-913F61
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold cufflink, one, of a pair of cufflinks, of eighteenth or nineteenth century date, AD 1750 - 1900. The frames of both discs or elements and the linking strip survive. Each disc was oval and made of a separate material which no longer survives. Each has an oval gold mount or frame which is a reeded strip formed into a loop, with six projecting lugs which would have clipped to the missing part. Each frame has an integral, flat central strip connecting the short sides across the back of the disc. On the reverse of each strip is a hemispherical loop. One frame appears to be the origi…
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: BUC-D98EA8
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver-gilt dress hook of tear drop form, pinked border with hollow-cast cushion at the centre decorated with three circles formed in filigree with central knops, arranged around a central knop. Heavily gilded. Complete with recurving hook soldered onto backplate at top and rectangular bar attachment soldered onto the backplate below. A common type reported through PAS, see an example from Phillack Cornwall, 2004T339 and another from Landkey, Devon, 2004 T425; Treasure Annual Report 2004, nps.262-3. Conclusion: This object constitutes potential Treasure under the Treasure Act 19…
Created on: Thursday 19th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 15th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-897D3D
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a decorated pin of bodkin type, made of silver [?], the head and point both missing,. Decoration incised on both side with wavy line and foliate scrolls, and * M* with a heart. Bent tip. A number of bodkins of similar style and decoration have been recorded on the database and reported as potential Treasure. Compare LANCUM-BB6172A , a fragment from St Michael's on Wyre, and another fragment previously recorded from Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire (CAM-3728C6; 2013T824) and two nearly complete examples from Burton Overy, Leicestershire (LEIC-B982D4; 2013T57) and Sedgeford, No…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 15th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tring', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-E039B3
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver pin of bodkin type, with longitudinal opening and second circular opening at one end, central groove running down most of the length of the pin, tapered end. Complete and bent, probably as originally used. No marks or inscriptions. Dimensions: Length: 58.2mm, thickness: 2.1mm, weight: 6.11g. Discussion A common type reported through the PAS, compare an example from Tendring, Essex, 2009 T621 [ESS-F4EB81]. Conclusion: This object constitutes potential Treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 as it is made of more than 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old.
Created on: Monday 26th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shenley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-620E40
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A double-sided silver medal. One side of the medal is decorated by the left-facing, draped bust of King Charles I, moulded in relief. On the opposite side is a sketchy form of the Royal arms. A chain loop is located at the apex, with a single chain link still attached, with a second, smaller, loop at the base. Two decorative lobes project from halfway down the right- and left-hand sides respectively. Dimensions: Height: 27mm Thickness: 1.6 mm Weight: 2.72g Discussion: Similar medals reported under the Treasure Act include 2008 T401 (DENO-F13D23) and 2010 T341 (LEIC-…
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redbourn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7DD4A1
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver bracelet made up of a number of small hollow silver links with small droplet pendants. handed in as potential TReasure, but was dated modern, that is Gerogian or Victorian, 19th century.
Created on: Friday 10th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 30th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkby Stephen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-7346E4
Object type: RELIQUARY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold post medieval reliquary crucifix of Post-medieval date (AD1500-1800). The object is in the form of a hollow cross with integral and incised decoration on all surfaces. Each of the ends of cross have a stylized leaf quatrefoil with a central, projecting knop with the exception on the uppermost end from which a circular suspension loop projects. The front of the object shows the figure of Christ with a crown of thorns, radiate crown and loincloth; the nails are visible going through the hands and the crossed feet. Above the figure an incised rectangular border runs around the …
Created on: Thursday 28th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skellow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-3E6EC6
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver dress-hook in the form of three recurving hooks with tapering points, made from two lengths of thick wire, soldered onto the back of a circular boss with pinked outline in the form of a flowerhead resembling a button daisy. This boss apparently cast. Front and back-including hooks themselves-- gilded. Backplate filed. Approx 4,1 cm width and 3.6 cm long.16th Century. This is a new type of Tudor dress-hook to be recorded under the Treasure Act. According to Karen Parker, it may correspond to a hook worn on the cloak of St Margaret of Antioch in stained glass windows from the C…
Created on: Tuesday 9th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 9th April 2013
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Record ID: ESS-5E1217
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver-gilt figurine of a standing angel. The dress is pleated; the inside of the wings hatched and the figurine has shoulder length hair. There is damage to the feet and hands of the angel. The item has been repaired recently and it appears that the object may have been found in two or more pieces. The reverse of the figurine is plain and the lower half reverse is flat. This object has broken from another object, perhaps a terminal. It is hard to place and has no obvious parallel. Length: 21.47mm, width: 14.15mm, thickness: 4.76mm, weight: 2.74g. Report by Janina Parol, Lloyd de B…
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 24th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Osyth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-C990D7
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A set of Post Medieval silver cuff links dating late 17th - 18th century. This set of cuff links consists of two discs secured by a long oval link. Each disc is octagonal with a concave reverse and an integrally cast loop. The front surface is decorated with a floral pattern comprising a central double rose with four petals around a central cross hatched pellet, and four smaller petals projecting between the main petals, all within a scalloped border. The border is created by a crescentic stamp which is repeated around the edge. Cuff links with similar designs are recorded o…
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2012
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2012
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Record ID: BM-CAA2C7
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Solid cast silver sleeve button or cufflink, comprising two discs held by the central shank, the uppermost disc stamped with two hearts beneath a single crown. The hearts are on a speckled background and just touch each other. The crowned hearts are a device associated with the marriage of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza in 1662. A similar button was found in Virginia, USA in the 1960s and published in Noel Hume 1969, fig.22. This object was found in February 2001 and has been acquired by the British Museum, acquisition number: 2002,0711.1
Created on: Tuesday 28th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rochester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-6806D6
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver-gilt hollow cast pinhead with bent silver pin attached. The head is spherical with transverse line dividing it into two hemispheres, each with three filigree circles with a further three circles within each. Small applied knops at centre of most of the large circles, broken off in some. Approx 35 mm in length from head to bent back tip of pin. 16th century. Very similar to dress pin reported in Treasure Annual Report 2000, p.94 no.191, in which the pin is similarly (apparently deliberately) bent.
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2012
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Record ID: KENT-3948B6
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver spoon, blackened with tarnish, of slip top form as current in the early -mid 17thCentury. Stem thickens towards the end, date letter (now illegible but of a form which suggests early rather than late 17thCentury date) punched on stem just before end. Rounded bowl, with leopard's head crowned for London in bowl. On back of stem, two marks, one maker's mark now illegible, and lion passant for London. London, probably early-mid 17th Century. For context and comparison, see M.Snodin, English Silver Spoons, London 1974, and K.Marquardt, Eight Centuries of European Knives, Forks …
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 21st February 2012
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Record ID: HAMP-5B9220
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One half of a pair of post-medieval silver cuff links: a set for one cuff consisting of two elements with soldered loops connected by a rectangular link with rounded ends (18th century AD). Both elements are oval in plan and plano-convex in profile (12.8 by 9.7 by 8.9mm (including loop)). At the centre of the flat lower surface a thick wire loop has been soldered in place. Above and below the loop is a perforation, bevelled as it enters the hollow element. To the sides of the loops is a maker's mark, 'I M' or 'W I', stamped in low relief within a rectangular recess. The link that conn…
Created on: Monday 12th December 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 14th December 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BM-177414
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver stud or mount, circular, cross and pellet design on top, integral spike of square section. Perhaps 15th-16th Century? As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton Curator of Renaissance Europe The British Museum London WCIB 3DG
Created on: Friday 21st October 2011
Last updated: Friday 21st October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BM-176374
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver thimble fragment, missing domed top, made from silver sheet now pressed out. Plain border roughly engraved Thinke: on with a gap, then a D possibly for the word Death. The body stamped with waffle-shaped indentations leaving a design in reserve of scrolls supporting hearts and flowers. Late 17th Century, of a type commonly reported through the Treasure Act. Compare TAR 2005-6 no. 833. The inscription is found on other examples. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora …
Created on: Friday 21st October 2011
Last updated: Thursday 9th June 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NCL-2B87A2
Object type: JEWELLERY FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold jewellery fitting of Post-Medieval date, 16th-17th century. Dora Thornton of the British Museum writes: 'The main body of the artefact is made of thin gold wire, each end recurving on itself to create a loop and the form is of a long bodied s-shape. Attached at one of these looped ends are a further two gold wire loops (so forming a chain link). A five pronged circular shape (akin to an opened umbrella) has been threaded through the main body to the other end and has been soldered on at the base of the loop. At the end of each prong is circular opening. This element has bee…
Created on: Monday 10th October 2011
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Durham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-A2ED35
Object type: DRESS PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Dress pin, broken beneath rectangular opening. Pointed tip, tapering shaft of quadrangular section. Engraved ornament of chevrons. Possible mark (?) at tip of lowest chevron.
Created on: Thursday 16th June 2011
Last updated: Thursday 16th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redbourn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-D0D348
Object type: FERRULE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sheet silver ferrule dating from post 1710. The flattened ferrule is made form a sheet of silver rolled into a tube with butt seam. There is a thickened collar at each end and the tube tapers. It is decorated by being pressed with a border of large flowers at the top, and a main design of a large swag of draped fabric or curtains. In the opinion of Dora Thornton, the fitting is less than 300 years old, so does not need to be declared under the 1996 Treasure Act despite being made of silver.
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-D0B8E1
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sheet silver spherical bell dating from post 1710. The bell is made in three pieces; two semi-spherical halves and a separate attachment loop which is missing. There is a small rectangular slot in the centre of the upper half for the loop to fit into. There is a slit with a sound hole at each end in the lower half. The two halves are joined at a projecting median ridge. The lower half sheet is folded over the upper half above the ridge. The bell is somewhat flattened. In the opinion of Dora Thornton, the bell is less than 300 years old, so does not need to be declared under the 1996…
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PAS-93FA11
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver object, baluster shaped and bent towards broken off end. The other end curved to form a strong hook. Undecorated except for one transverse band of cable ornament at top of baluster. Possibly a book clasp? Difficult to date, but perhaps 17th Century.
Created on: Wednesday 4th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 7th December 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holme Next the Sea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-836FB5
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two silver hollow hemispherical elements, each with a central hole. Each side is incised with a leaf or floral design which continues from one side to the other, and the pieces fit together to show how they were originally joined to form a hemisphere pierced at either side. The function of this object is not clear. Possibly the remains of a button, in which the loop, now missing, had a shank which joined both elements with a knop at the end. Otherwise perhaps a decorative dress fitting sewn onto a garment? The etched design suggests a roughly 16th-17th Century date. As such, due…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Last updated: Thursday 31st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wixford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-835981
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver button stud, central shank and two circular faces, the uppermost stamped with two cupids supporting a crown above a flaming heart. Back plain. Compare TAR 2004, no. 236 for this type of button, commonly reported through the Treasure Act and usually dated to the late 17th Century. This design not yet reported through the Act.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 7th December 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mileham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-813F05
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver dress fitting with lozenge-shaped plate with bevelled edges, knop at lower point and pierced loop for suspension at upper point. Soldered onto the back and thin flap of silver, broadening out at the unattached end, stamped in the middle with maker's mark GM with pellets in a heart-shaped field, possibly a heavily-worn version of the mark GM with bird below in a dotted border, in a heart-shaped field, recorded in Jackson, Silver and Gold Marks, ed. Ian Pickford, p. 117 on a communion cup hall-marked for London 1636-7. The flap broken off at the end. The function of th…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Outwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-7FDD47
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver seal-die, oval matrix engraved with bust of a woman with hat, necklace and hair worn in bunches; exposed shoulders. Fluted handle with integral suspension loop, worn. The seal-die is hard to date; the handle suggests a late 17th Century date but this is tentative and it may be of later manufacture. Since the dating is uncertain it is not possible to definitely classify this as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Snarestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-F307D5
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver book-shaped dress hook cut from sheet with projecting knops, foliate terminal base and central raised rectangular section. This central section decorated with applied filigree decoration resembling a fleur-de-lis. Recurving hook and bar attachment soldered onto the back. Front gilt. Common 16th Century type, Compare TAR 2003 no. 239. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Thursday 15th July 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: SWYOR-F305C2
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-Medieval silver stud with silver top and copper alloy stem. The top of the surface of the silver stud impressed with two circular rings with a seated fox at the centre. Given the fox perhaps part of dress or equipment used in fox hunting. Dating is difficult though this is definitely post-medieval and probably post-Treasure Due to the nature of the find it can not be securely dated to pre-1710 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996. Dora Thornton
Created on: Thursday 15th July 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nottinghamshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-48C9D7
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver thimble, beaded rim, circular indentations on the body, on one side a shaped scroll with cartouche engraved with owner's initials, EB supported by birds. Above this, a maker's mark, P(?) S. 1.6 cm long. Early 18th Century, perhaps just pre 1708. Probably made for a child, given its tiny size. Compare a very similar child's thimble from the collection of Edwin Holmes, Christie's, 31 May 1995, lot 92, with maker's mark IB. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Wednesday 7th July 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Taynton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-469B70
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Thimble, made from sheet with dome now detached. Body covered with saffle-shaped indentations, edge plain. Appears to have been polished since detection. 17th Century type. For a close parallel see The Thimble Collection of Edwin Holmes, Christie's London, 31 May 1995, lot 203, there dated to the early 17th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Wednesday 7th July 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Taynton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-45D4F1
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold pendant, circular with two suspension loops at top. On the front, a central pale blue stone within a border keyed for enamel, most of the enamel now missing and the design consequently indistinct. Traces of white and red enamel remain. The edges similarly keyed for enamel with scrolling foliage. The back is decorated with enamel white, green, black and red with a design of a bird in foliage. This pendant has been reassigned to me by the medieval and the modern curators in this Department. I cannot place it in my curatorial area and would suggest that it is either orien…
Created on: Wednesday 7th July 2010
Last updated: Monday 8th November 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Taynton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-45ACB5
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular dress hook, round face with pinked and raised border, design of two initials, probably T A, in Lombardic script flanking a heart beneath a flower-head. Recurving hook on the back has been broken perhaps in an attempt to straighten it but the form of the hook suggests that it was originally bent in an s-shape, which, with the round shape of the front would suggest that this was a cap-hook. The design on the front suggests a love theme perhaps with the initials of a betrothed or married couple. Early -post-medieval (given the script), perhaps late 15th or early 16th Centu…
Created on: Wednesday 7th July 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hartpury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-B4C3B4
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver seal-die, the face deeply engraved. A shield with unidentified arms of a central chevron with five pellets (!) and two lions passant above and one below. Pearled border. The back fluted but loop attachment now missing. Originally a fob seal, well-engraved. 16th -17th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Friday 18th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Staughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-B42FE7
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver dress-hook, flower-shaped back plate with four cusps, each decorated with applied filigree decoration with spirals and knops. At the centre, attached to the backplate with a butterfly clip, is a dome-headed pin holding a silver corolla in position. Traces of gilding on the front. Recurving hook broken near base, and a rectangular bar attachment soldered onto the back. The whole object heavily worn. Compare TAR 2004, no. 264 for this type commonly recorded through the Treasure Act. 16th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies…
Created on: Friday 18th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fenstanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-7551B6
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Squashed silver thimble, decorated over most of the body with waffle-shaped indentations and a broad border left plain with no maker's mark or owner's mark visible. The damage makes it difficult to date this object with certainty but the form and design suggest to me that it might be as late as the mid 18th Century and is definitely post 1708.
Created on: Tuesday 15th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 4th November 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Royston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-7CADD2
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval silver disc probably from a cufflink dating to the late 17th century. Curator's report: Silver disc decorated on one side with thin attachment loop on the other, probably one part of a cufflink. The link is crushed so as to make the decoration illegible apart from the rope border. Period: late 17th century Discussion: The age and precious metal content of this item therefore qualify it as treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Europe, British Museum Dimensions: thickness: 1.07mm…
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Henley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-297EE5
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One disc from a pair of octagonal silver cufflinks. Only one disc loop survives. The disc is octagonal and is decorated with an octangonal border of concave incised lines and a central flower (rose?). The reverse of the disc is slightly hollow and has an integral central loop. There are no visible hallmarks, but this design of cufflink was popular at the end of the 17th century into the early 18th century. Since the object cannot be securely dated to pre 1700, it does not constitute Treasure under the 1996 Act, though it has been reported to the British Museum Department of Portable A…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 19th July 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-28C3B4
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One disc from a pair of octagonal silver cufflinks. One disc and the joining loop survive. The disc is octagonal and is decorated with an octangonal border of concave incised lines and a central flower (rose?). The reverse of the disc is slightly hollow and has an integral central loop. A bent oval joining loop is attached to the loop on the reverse of this disc. The oval loop is broken at one end. There are no visible hallmarks, but this design of cufflink was popular at the end of the 17th century into the early 18th century. Since the object cannot be securely dated to pre 1700, it…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 19th July 2010
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUSS-DC2223
Object type: PIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2009 T518: Declared not Treasure Description: Gold spherical finial, centrally pierced for attachment to a pin, decorated with large gold wire circlets each containing a glass/paste cabochon, some of these now missing. Probably from a hat pin or dress pin. Facture indicates a 19th or even early 20th Century date. Discussion: The find dates to later than 1708 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996. Dora Thornton British Museum Dimensions 21.06mm including 'gems', 18.3mm excluding, hole for pin 2.5mm, 6.26 grams.
Created on: Saturday 27th March 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bognor Regis', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-556DC0
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver button stud, central shank and two circular faces, the uppermost stamped with two cupids supporting a crown above a flaming heart. The edges of the front surface bend over towards the back surface and central shank. Back plain and flat, with two concentric circles around edge. Compare TAR 2004, no. 236 for this type of button, commonly reported through the Treasure Act and usually dated to the late 17th Century. This design not yet reported through the Act.
Created on: Wednesday 24th February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-25A143
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Number: 2010 T77 "Description: Silver shoe buckle. Rectangular, slightly curved. The frame decorated with moulding resembling that in a carved picture frame. Would have had a separate iron spindle which is now missing. On the back, a hallmark with lion passant. The lion passant mark suggests this belt buckle was made in Birmingham, apparently after 1773, which is when that mark came into use there. Therefore this item does not qualify as Treasure. The find dates to later than 1710 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996. D…
Created on: Monday 22nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 10th March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tuxford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-17DD46
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A heavy silver dress fitting, comprising openwork trefoil head made of heavy silver wire with flower head, gilt, soldered at centre; on the back, remains of silver wire (broken) soldered to centre. No sign of rectangular bar attachment, but this appears to be an early kind of dress fitting which can be compared with two others so far reported through the Treasure Act: see TAR 2005-6 nos. 695-6. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton, The British Museum
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Potterspury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-886933
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post Medieval silver gilt dress hook dating to the 16th century. Curator's report: Small silver-gilt dress hook, comprising trefoil-shaped backplate decorated with applied knops and spirals, gilt, and with re-curving hook soldered onto the back at the apex. The front gilt. On the reverse, rectangular bar attachment soldered on. The silver is badly-abraded and worn. 16th Century, a common type, compare Tar 2005-6 no. 654 and 663. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Tho…
Created on: Thursday 21st January 2010
Last updated: Friday 2nd March 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT-DE4593
Object type: VERVEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flat annular silver ring, inscribed on one side in lower case italic: 'Allinghtie neve wie' and on the reverse 'In Kent'. Efforts to precisely decipher this phrase have failed, but it is worth mentioning that hawking vervels often are inscribed with the name of a person or family, and their location. Here, the word 'neve' could be a reference to a person from a family by the name of Neve or Le Neve, living in Kent.[1] It seems less likely that 'Allinghtie' is a reference to a person - it may possibly be an alternate rendition of the word 'Almighty' such as is found in a letter of 1582 …
Created on: Wednesday 13th January 2010
Last updated: Friday 16th March 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BH-1492D3
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver seal-die with fluted handle terminating in a flat trefoil pierced suspension loop. Chevron design etched in middle of trefoil on both sides. The face engraved with design of a radiating sun with face, and with owner's initials 'IG' at base. This personal seal is engraved with such a stylised sun design that it is hard to date, perhaps 17th century. (D. Thornton)
Created on: Saturday 28th November 2009
Last updated: Friday 2nd March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Potters Bar', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-13B545
Object type: EYELET
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver-gilt flat dress fitting, made in one plane with triangular central section and four circular eyelets projecting from it for attachment to clothing. The triangle decorated with knops and filigree circlets forming trefoils, also outside the triangle between the eyelets. Back plain with chasing marks.
Created on: Saturday 28th November 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Hadham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-BF41D6
Object type: DRESS COMPONENT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case 2009 T607 British Museum Report: Fragment of openwork silver, roughly hemispherical in shape, with filigree circlets and granular knops on one side, the inside flat. Weight: 2.43g, length: 24.4 mm. Probably part of a 16th Century dress fitting such as a button, head of a dress pin or bead, but possibly later. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton British Museum
Created on: Thursday 12th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scotton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-5C5F35
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post Medieval tin button dating early 18th century. Curator's report: Description: flat disc like button, cast with decoration moulded in relief. On the front a sun's face within twelve rays. On the back in relief maker's mark 'IL' on either side of the missing shank. Discussion: Compare an identical button found on the river Thames foreshore, London. See Brian Read 'Metal buttons c900-1700', Langport 2010, No 480. These are dated possibly late 17th or early 18th century. Dora Thornton, British Museum Dimensions: thickness: 4.36mm; diameter: 17.31mm; weight: 3.05g.
Created on: Monday 26th October 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tower Hamlets', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-589235
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2004 T191 A silver-gilt dress fitting comprising a flower-head in the form of a Tudor rose, cast and gilt, with a recurving pin soldered onto the back. Possibly a hat pin. Flower head approx 1.3 cm diameter. Worn through use. Probably 16th Century.
Created on: Monday 26th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Norton on Derwent', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-5874B1
Object type: TOOTH PICK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2004 T190 A silver toothpick, broken along the shaft. The pick in the shape of a bird’s talon, emerging from the fleshy part of a bird’s claw, etched with lines to imitate skin at the point where the talon joins the claw. The shaft is of engraved foliate form with transverse banding. Length: 4.4cm approx. The sickle shape of the pick itself suggests a postmedieval date, probably 16th Century: an example in gold, from the tomb of the Count Palatine Philip Ludwig (died 1614) is now in the VAM, for which see Geoff Egan and Frances Pritchard, Dress Accessories, Me…
Created on: Monday 26th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thornton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-CE36F6
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver hinged artefact, possibly a strap-end, trapezoid shape. With gothic style cusped ornament broken-off opposite the hinges, in the middle of which is a study for holding something, presumably textile or leather, in place.
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2009
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Churchill and Blakedown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-7323A0
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure report from Dr Dora Thornton: Five identical silver mounts, each circular with central hole, etched with petal pattern, on the back three studs for attachment onto textile or leather. Presumably from a belt, probably 16th Century fittings.
Created on: Thursday 15th October 2009
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BH-63B622
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver dress fitting, made in one plane with circular central plate with relief-moulded design of a flowerhead and one large attachment loop at base and two smaller ones on either side. Gilt. Signs of chasing on reverse. Measures 13.7mm long, 12.8mm wide, 2mm thick and weighs 1.38g. Related to, but not identical to, a type of dress fitting reported through the Treasure Act in which a flat element like this has a wire loop soldered onto the reverse, see TAR 2005-6 nos.700 and 701, and to surviving dress fittings in copper alloy. Vervels are sometimes of this form, see TAR 2005 no. 778.…
Created on: Friday 2nd October 2009
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bow Brickhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-33EFF2
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
"Report on post-medieval silver artefact from Tickhill, South Yorkshire, 2009 T543    Round silver artefact with central red cabochon stone or paste, held in petalled setting within an openwork filigree border. The artefact may originally have had projecting knops or attachment loops, now damaged. On the back, the filigree openwork can be seen clearly, central smaller silver roundel with remains of an attachment loop.   This artefact may have been a button, in which case the filigree in silver can be compared with two silver buttons recently reported, 2009 T374 and 2009 T462, which…
Created on: Wednesday 30th September 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tickhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-1D4312
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval silver buckle probably dating to the late 17th or early 18th century. Oval buckle frame, with bevelled internal edges creating a domed effect with hollow reverse. Separate cross bar which is missing, the sockets where it would attach to the frame are filled with rust, suggesting the original cross bar was iron. There is a v-shaped notch on the inner edge which forms the pin rest. The pin is also missing. Curator's report: Post-medieval silver shoe buckle, oval in shape, outer frame only, undecorated, missing pin. Probably late 17th or early 18th Centur…
Created on: Tuesday 29th September 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BH-247297
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval dress pin of bodkin type, transverse slit at top and attachment loop, the other end tapering to a point, bent along its length. Flat section. Incised chevrons and circles below slit on each side. A type commonly reported through the Act and generally dated to the 17th Century, see TAR 2005 no. 579. (D. Thornton)
Created on: Thursday 17th September 2009
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Baldock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-A2A3C1
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a post medieval silver spoon now severely distorted by heat, probably in a fire. Elements of cast scrolling decoration survive on the lower side of the bowl adjacent to the distorted handle. Damage makes this object impossible to date.
Created on: Friday 11th September 2009
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2011
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Record ID: YORYM-E78CE6
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2006 T252 Fragment of a dress-pin of bodkin type with ear-scoop on one end, pierced circular opening for suspension and rough rectangular opening, engraved lines, dots, transverse bands and foliate pattern. Approx. 6 cm long. 17th Century. In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Friday 21st August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'New Earswick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-53D2C4
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval silver cufflink dating to the late 17th century. Curator's report: Post-medieval silver cufflink, round and stamped with paired hearts surmounted by a crown within double rings, on a stippled ground. On the back, flattened bar attachment loop. Part of a set of cufflinks judging by the delicacy of the loop, and a well-know late 17th Century type. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton British Museum Dimensions: thickness: 4.73mm; diam…
Created on: Friday 14th August 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 8th March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-736C82
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2009 T399 Description: Silver whistle, made of thin silver sheet, well-shaped mouthpiece, square opening, tapering to the end which has been broken off. Along the length of the whistle, five projecting flanges, in silver, these with traces of gilding. Dimensions: Length: 57.40mm, Width at mouthpiece: 9.21mm, Width at widest point, including decoration: 15.81mm, Weight: 6.12g Discussion: Date uncertain, but the unusual flanges suggest possibly 16th century date. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd July 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Glanvilles Wootton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-9F8320
Object type: RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Report on post-medieval silver "ring" from Ilam, Staffordshire Silver band with grooves and O decoration. I see no reason why this should be finger ring and cannot discern its function. It is undiagnostic and there hard to date, but likely to be post 1708.
Created on: Thursday 30th April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-833BD8
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval gold pin head (16th century). Curator's report: Small, heavy gold pin head with hole for attachment to a gold wire. The hemispherical head squashed flat, decorated with applied filigree circlets and knops, and with flower heads made up of small turquoises (identified by Raman spectroscopy) held in claw settings and surrounded by petals of openwork gold decoration made of fine twisted wire. This fascinating pin head suggests the gold prototypes for the silver-gilt types of the 16th Century which are commonly reported through the Treasure Act. Its e…
Created on: Wednesday 29th April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NARC-5DC404
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Sheet silver scabbard chape for a dagger, triangular in form with scalloped edge at open end, applied band of cable ornament at shoulder. Delicate foliate engraving in one panel. Broken and filled with earth at formerly closed end.
Created on: Monday 27th April 2009
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ISLIP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B83652
Object type: VERVEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver vervel or hawking ring; small silver ring of D-shaped section engraved on the outside in italic script: *At mounckton in dorsett. Hawking rings record the owner's name and sometimes their placeof residence, and were attached to the leather jesses on the birds legs which attached the bird to the block. The script and form of this ring can be compared with others in the BM collection and published examples from Norfolk and elsewhere. The vervel dates to the 17th Century.
Created on: Tuesday 7th April 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 30th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Puddletown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-21B0D8
Object type: JEWELLERY FITTING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver leaf-shaped object made from two crudely-cut silver sheet pieces fitted together, perhaps part of a jewellery ensemble or ear-ring. The lower element made from re-used metal, though The British Museum Department of Coins and Medals do not think this to be a coin re-used. Upper side decorated with swirling lines with small pierced hole perhaps for suspension. The style and facture suggest a recent dating for this object, perhaps Ethnographic. As the find in all probability dates to later than 1707 it falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Tuesday 31st March 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 16th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A86F32
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2009 T141. Decorative silver arrow head terminal, made from thin silver sheet and therefore a purely decorative element from some larger ensemble. Perhaps the arrow attribute of a silver figure of a saint such as St Michael? Late medieval or early modern, perhaps 16th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections Length: 25.64mm, Width: 11.20mm, Thickness: 4.34mm.…
Created on: Friday 13th March 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Chinnock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-68E976
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case: 2007 T182 Silver dress fitting, cast as one element. Round and with radiating petals in the form or a Tudor rose with projecting knops; traces of gilding on the front. On the back remains of a single hook, indicating that this may have been a cap hook in which the hook doubled back on itself. For a comparable cap hook, with recurving hook still in situ, but with scene of the Crucifixion, see Treasure Annual Report 2003, fig. 240 from Raydon, Suffolk. 16th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the sti…
Created on: Tuesday 10th March 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as ''A productive riverine site in North Yorkshire area'', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-BDD158
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Barnsley
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two tombac (?) button fragment, one domed with star design at the centre, the other flat with stylised flowerhead, both probably 18th Century Considered to be Not Treasure
Created on: Monday 2nd March 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharncliffe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-BDBBA0
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Barnsley
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2008 T467 "Silver dress pin fragment of bodkin type comprising ear scoop terminal, round hole and broken off at rectangular opening; etched with chevron and flowerhead. Late 17th Century" Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections Treasure disclaimed.
Created on: Monday 2nd March 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharncliffe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-BD9B07
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Barnsley
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2008 T467 "Silver stud with central shank, the top pressed with design of two hearts conjoined surmounted by a crown, back with worn maker’s mark (?). Late 17th C" Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections
Created on: Monday 2nd March 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharncliffe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-289AA7
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver bodkin made from thin silver sheet, broader at one end with pierced circular opening and longitudinal opening, tapering to a point (broken) at the other. Bent several times along its length. Weight: 1.27g, length: 85mm. The lack of any decoration or initials suggests this is a bodkin rather than a dress pin. 17th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections The British Museum
Created on: Monday 23rd February 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North East Essex', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-AC8337
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver fob seal, fluted handle terminating in a single attachment loop. The die engraved with a shield, mantling and crest of a griffin passant. The shield engraved with a central lateral bend with three flower heads on it, and two birds above and two below. These arms unidentified. 17th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Tuesday 17th February 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke Mandeville area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-407401
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver artefact, round with stamped decoration on the front inlaid with glass paste, mostly missing and filled with earth and corrosion. It is obvious from evidence from the reverse that this was a brooch or a button, and it may have been laid into another larger object originally. Although originally submitted for treasure, the Post-Medieval and Modern curators have looked at it and are clear that the stamped decoration suggests a 19th Century date, and therefore this is not within the scope of the 1996 Treasure Act.
Created on: Thursday 12th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 9th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coberley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-0A3C95
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver seal-die, matrix with broken-off loop attachment in two pieces. Matrix engraved with bleeding heart pierced by two arrows beneath a stylised eye. Imagery and form suggest a 17th Century date. Report for Coroner by Dora Thornton
Created on: Wednesday 28th January 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-776E04
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver seal matrix, 17th century Treasure no 2009-T9 Fragment of a silver seal-die with fluted handle, pierced six times. The face roughly engraved with a skull surrounded by the legend in Roman capitals: M EMEN[TO] MOR[I]. 17th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections
Created on: Friday 9th January 2009
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-B86C05
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver button or cufflink element etched on the front with a flowerhead. Shank on the reverse. Diameter 13.8 mm, weight o.72g. Probably a cufflink rather than a button given its size, weight and design, which suggests an early 18th Century date and possibly post 1709. Therefore, in all probability, this item is not Treasure, as defined by the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Friday 19th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stokeham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B7FA77
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver button, stamped with two hearts beneath a single crown with circular border, shank missing on reverse. Late 17th/early 18th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Friday 19th December 2008
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stokeham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B7ED56
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver button in three pieces. The top stamped with conjoined hands above paired hearts surmounted by a single crown. Shank on back. Diameter: 15.8 mm, weight: 1.04g. Late 17th/early 18th Century type. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Friday 19th December 2008
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dunham On Trent', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-787723
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case 2008 T757 "Hollow silver sheet bent into a circle, one side with engraved ornament of leaves and scrolls. It has been suggested that this may have been the mount for a scent bottle made of some other material, or perhaps a pomander, but this is only a hypothesis. The engraving style however suggests a 16th or 17th Century date, though this too is tentative. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections"
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Saxton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-D4F083
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post Medieval gold button dating to the late 15th - very early 16th century. Hazel Forsyth: There are others of a similar type in the Chalcis Treasure. Identification by Hazel Forsyth, Senior Post Medieval Curator, Museum of London Curator's report: Gold artefact, originally a thin cylinder of gold now squashed flat, with two bands of filigree decoration, filigree openwork terminal with traces of enamel. This highly-decorated artefact is difficult to identify and date. It has been suggested that this is the lower part of an earring, but it could also have been pa…
Created on: Monday 8th December 2008
Last updated: Monday 28th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUSS-7D6545
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver-gilt bell, hemispherical, delicately made of silver-gilt sheet, engraved with panels of flower sprays and remains of attachment loop at the top. At the edge, inscription in Roman capitals with traces of white enamel and foliate sprays, reading in French POUR*UNE*SEULE ("for one alone.") Possibly a hawking bell, of the kind attached to hawk's legs by means of a leather bewit. A pair of bells were used, making a shrill sound a semitone apart from each other. They were often made in Milan or Dordrecht. Silver added to the metal made for a sweet tone, echoed in Shakespeare's "Ho…
Created on: Thursday 4th December 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-664936
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Report on post-medieval dress fitting from `Saxton' N. Yorkshire 2008 T726 "Silver dress fitting comprising a flower head, cast. On the back one simple loop, no signs of a bar fitting. Probably 16th Century. The simple loop suggests this may have been a cap hook rather than a dress hook, of the kind worn on men's caps around 1480-1580 in England. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections"
Created on: Wednesday 3rd December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Saxton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-EA43A7
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver seal-die with fluted handle with paired scrolls and single loop handle. Octagonal die engraved with a shield with 3 crosses, 2 above and 1 below a central transverse band which is stippled. The silver appears to be low-grade. Probably 18th Century and may post-date 1708. As such it is impossible to say with confidence that the seal-die is over 300 years old, and it therefore fails to qualify as Treasure in terms of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections Treasure number- 2008 T717
Created on: Thursday 27th November 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goldsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-679C67
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver button, circular and made from silver sheet, samped design above a flaming heart pierced by flaming arrows. On the back there is a shank and loop attachment. Late 17th century. Can be compared with other buttons \& cdufflinks recorded throuigh the Treasure Act which share the same design, dimensions and decoration: compare TAR 2005-6 nos 615-6 for a pair of cufflinks with this device [slightly smaller]and a button like this one, with the same dimensions. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the provisions of the Treasure Ac…
Created on: Friday 21st November 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Hampden area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-575178
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast silver medal with decorative scrolled border pierced top and bottom for attachment to clothing. Double-sided: on the obverse a profile bust of Charles I , and with his consort, Henrietta Maria, on the reverse. The portrait types are well-known from Medallic Illustrations, I, p. 357, 223. Presumably made for a Royalist supporter in the Civil War or Interregnum. Compare TAR 2003 no. 274 in which a similar model has only the profile of Charles I with initials of a local supporter on the reverse. Mid 17th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualif…
Created on: Thursday 20th November 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Medmenham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-AFAF81
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver seal die, fluted handle with terminal pierced three times, the face engraved with a three-masted sailing ship. Seal die itself approx 1.4 cm diameter. Probably 17th Century, as indicated both by the ship and the form of the seal.
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2008
Last updated: Monday 6th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-9A0F76
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver dress pin of flattened quadrangular section, tapering to a point at one end, and with an earscoop at the other, and with circular and longitudinal opening. Etched along its length with chevrons and initials AC, probably for the original owner. Bent and twisted, apparently despite attempts to straighten it. 17th Century. A common type: compare pin from the Ivinghoe Aston area, Bucks, reported through the Treasure Act, 2006T168, which also has owner's initials etched in. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations o…
Created on: Tuesday 11th November 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherington area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-0522D3
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver seal matrix. The form and engraving suggest a 16th-17th century date. Only the oval printing face survives, the suspension loop having been broken off above fluted base. The die is deeply engraved with unidentified arms, comprising a shield with a chevron and six ?pellets above and three below. Above the shield are the letters 'IS'. The perimeter is marked by a ropework border. It measures 12.5mm high, 10.5mm wide and weighs 3.1g.
Created on: Thursday 23rd October 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-04BBD3
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver hooked tag of 16th century date. This is a typical form of hooked tag, with numerous examples having been reported through the treasure system (see, for example, TAR 2005/6, p. 143, nos. 653, 654, 657). The head has an inverted sub-triangular back plate with a pinked edge. Attached to the upper surface are three gilt hemispherical lobes with filigree spirals and knops. At the centre is a domed-headed pin with a plate in the form of a six-petalled flower head below. On the underside, the pin protrudes from a hole at the centre of the backplate and has been bent sideways …
Created on: Thursday 23rd October 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-D997E1
Object type: LOCKET
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
British Museum Treasure report 2008 T620: Silver-gilt locket, one side originally attached by a hinge and pin to main body now detached (pin missing). The body of the locket hollow, 0.5 cm thick with cable twist edging. One side of the body pierced to form cut-out foliate design surmounted by a crown, with wire edging for the design and two colours of enamel( white remaining, other sections missing). The detached element of the locket decorated on one side with raised wire compartments for enamel forming a vase of flowers, pierced once at centre, the underside plain. This locket res…
Created on: Tuesday 21st October 2008
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birkin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-616D70
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver strap-end of probable 16th or 17th century date. The upper portion has a flat top side, tapering long sides and a central hole containing a domed-head silver rivet. The main portion lies below and takes the form of an inverted drop-shaped plate. At the point where the upper portion meets the lower portion, the upper surface steps downwards slightly. The outer edges of the artefact angle downwards and outwards. The surfaces of the strap-end exhibit numerous file marks. The object meaures approximately 30mm long. No other measurements were recorded.
Created on: Friday 3rd October 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Baldock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-36D685
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post Medieval silver and copper alloy dagger chape (probably 16th - 17th century). The end cap is copper alloy. Report on post-medieval dagger chape from Hammersmith and Fulham, London 2008 T633 Dagger-chape, made from thin silver sheet, folded and soldered along one edge, curved top, five holes for attachment, blunt tip. Seen by medieval curator and suggested to be post- medieval. Probably 16th or 17th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora …
Created on: Wednesday 1st October 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DOR-783D24
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver gilt dress hook. One of two identical finds (the other is DOR-77FA73) The report by Dr Dora Thornton of the British Museum on the two is as follows: "Two silver-gilt dress-hooks, gilt both front and back. They are of identical form, dimensions and fracture. Each takes the form of an openwork circular ornament radiating three thistle-heads and foliage: seven circular pierced holes at the centre in the form of a flowerhead. On the back plate, behind one of the thistle-heads, soldering indicating former presence of a recurving hook, now lost; similsr solder marks lower down sugg…
Created on: Monday 22nd September 2008
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-77FA73
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver gilt dress hook. One of two identical finds (the other is DOR-783D24) The report by Dr Dora Thornton of the British Museum on the two is as follows: "Two silver-gilt dress-hooks, gilt both front and back. They are of identical form, dimensions and fracture. Each takes the form of an openwork circular ornament radiating three thistle-heads and foliage: seven circular pierced holes at the centre in the form of a flowerhead. On the back plate, behind one of the thistle-heads, soldering indicating former presence of a recurving hook, now lost; similsr solder marks lower down sugg…
Created on: Monday 22nd September 2008
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-A74F46
Object type: FERRULE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver artefact, a partial ring with broad ring projecting at the centre, curved smooth inner surface. The front decorated with incised decoration, worn, with chevron ornament at the sides. The function of this artefact is unclear. It could be a ferrule, cane or rod mount, as its shape suggests that it is a mount of some kind to be attached to something circular in section. The rough incised decoration suggests a 17th Century or later date by comparison with that found on objects such as Charles I memorial pendants and religious badges or tokens reported through the Treasure Act.
Created on: Friday 12th September 2008
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newark area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-D38D31
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Barnsley
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2008 T467 "Stem of silver spoon or pin with terminal with interlace design, probably 19th Century." Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections Considered as Not Treasure and Disclaimed
Created on: Thursday 21st August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wharncliffe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-01A584
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
CURATOR'S REPORT A Post Medieval silver incomplete mount probably dating to the 16th century. Description Silver decorative mount, two vegetal scrolls with two small holes for attachment within the design. Back flat and tooled. Left side slightly damaged and possibly other elements missing. Probably 16th Century, and part of a larger artefact, such as a dagger chape, or perhaps as it is, a mount for a leather or textile belt. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Monday 11th August 2008
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Henley-on-Thames', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-313796
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Coarse coiled silver-coloured ring of quadrangular section, widening in the middle and tapering at the end with small finials. This puzzling object is undiagnostic, as it is too coarse for an earring and too small for a nosering for an animal. Analysis results reveal that is made of 97% silver. I find it hard to place or date and would suggest that it is likely to be of fairly recent manufacture.
Created on: Friday 1st August 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 16th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chesterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-80E5D4
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post Medieval - possibly Modern gold button (late 16th - early 19th century). Small gold button in the shape of a flowerhead, perhaps a daisy, with solid centre and petals forming shallow compartments filled with a composition, perhaps glass inlay, some of which is now missing. Single loop attachment in gold at the centre of the back. Approximately 0.7 cm diameter. This naturalistic flowerhead button is difficult to place. The fine tooling on front suggests age and the working at the back, together with uneven outline, suggests that it has been hand cut not stamped. The …
Created on: Thursday 5th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Southwark', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-EADE47
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver Post-Medieval dress fastener. Silver dress fitting comprising central disc with rope twist border, decorated with three filigree circlets with central knops. A single loop of twisted silver wire is soldered to the back so as to form three eyes for attachment. This object is difficult to place. Similar hooks or fragments of them have been reported through the Treasure Act as undiagnostic or later than 1708: see TAR 2003 no. 285, and TAR 2004, no. 405. Another example from the East Riding (TAR 2004, no. 259) was there dated to the 17th Century. Probably 17th Century. As …
Created on: Thursday 29th May 2008
Last updated: Friday 1st April 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORTH YORKSHIRE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-C245C7
Object type: VERVEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
17th Century. Silver alloy, hawking vervel in ring form, hand engraved 'OF.NORWOOD.IN.KENT'. Vervels are small rings which were attached to a bird's jesses (the leather thongs fitted on the bird's feet) and in addition to providing a form of identification, served as a means of attaching the leash, the longer cord securing the bird to the hand or the perch. Dated by the form of the lettering to the 17th Century. Flat outer surface but slightly convex inner surface. length 11.27mm, Width 10.81mm, Thickness 3.8mm, Diameter 11.27mm, Weight 1.1g. Slightly tarnished but otherwise good s…
Created on: Thursday 15th May 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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