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    • IdentifierID: 0014AC3448C01765
    • Institution: HESH
    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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Record ID: HESH-934212
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy scabbard chape of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval Dating (Late 15th to 16th Centuries AD). The chape is broadly an irregular U shape in plan and irregular in cross section. The front consists of a semi oval shape, with a central longtitudinal rib. The back retains traces of a cast ridge, following the external edge, probably for attachment of a back piece. It is a mid green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion has resulted in the loss of surface detail and decoration, although a couple of areas appear to retain a small amount…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 4th January 2012
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Record ID: HESH-9332B4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative (probably Dolphin style) brooch with hinged pin of Roman date (55-100AD). This brooch is unusually heavy and also slightly crude with a very wide and thick head. The wings are complete being solid cast and cylindrical in plan. A small hole passes laterally through the wings (diameter: 3.4mm) and holds a copper alloy axis bar. At the centre of the wings is a rectangular shaped slot from which emerges a rectangular sectioned pin which tapers along its length. The pin is broken and distorted. The bow head is hump-like, and angula…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 4th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-92FA63
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy pin from an annular buckle, of late Medieval to Post Medieval dating (1350 to 1720 AD). The pin is sub rectangular in plan, and rectangular in cross section. The shank of the pin tapers to a blunt end. The head of the pin consisted of a cast circular loop, approximately 25% of the loop is now present, having being broken in antiquity. On the back of the pin, directly below the loop, is a semi circular depression. A small tranverse ridge, extending partially down the length of the pin is present. This ridge has been decorated by two small grooves. …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 4th January 2012
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