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    • Primary material: Gold

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Record ID: WMID-C2969E
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold cylindrical artefact with filigree decoration. The artefact is hollow (now filled with soil) and comprises a rectangular gold sheet rolled into a circular shape. Two 'bars' of twisted gold wire run across one open edge of the artefact, forming three 'slots' between them. Each bar is made from four fine gold wires, twisted in an SZSZ format. The outer face has been decorated extensively with gold beaded wire, forming three horizontal bands of decoration. The upper band comprises nine rows of twisted gold wire, in an SSSZSSZSS format. The central band comprises a r…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-3CBCF0
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete strip of decorated gold, of probable Bronze Age dating (c. 2150 BC to c. 1150 BC). The strip of gold is sub rectangular in plan, and is folded longitudinally (length ways) in half. The strip has been decorated with a series of embossed ridges along its length. The strip has been severed at both ends, one edge straight and the other ragged. A small fragment has broken off the larger object. The larger fragment measures 23.06 mm in length, 8.06 mm wide and 7.74 mm thick. The strip is 0.81 mm thick. It weighs 1.2 g. The smaller fragment measures 5.81 mm in length, 4.0…
Created on: Monday 15th July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Harrold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-FE3C28
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete strip of decorated gold, of probable Bronze Age dating (c. 2150 BC to c. 1150 BC). The strip of gold is sub rectangular in plan, and is folded horizontally (width ways) in half twice, forming a squashed 'S' shape. The strip has been decorated with a series of embossed ridges along its length. The strip has been severed at one end, with a ragged edge. The other edge can not be easily seen as it is hidden between the folds. It measures 25.3 mm in length, 16.1 mm wide and 9.1 mm thick. The strip is 0.8 mm thick. It weighs 5.2. g. Similar strips of gold with ribbed decorat…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-1006A0
Object type: RELIQUARY CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold hollow cross pendant, perhaps used as a miniature reliquary, of late medieval date (15th century AD). The pendant is in the 'budded' cross or 'cross bottony' style, with each arm terminating in three semi-circular knops. The front of the pendant is decorated with five multi-petalled engraved flowers, one at the end of each arm and one in the centre. Multiple lines of tiny punched dots radiate out from each flower. The flowers separate the words of a black-letter inscription; across the arms is written 'crux florat' (meaning 'may the cross bloom' - appropriate for…
Created on: Wednesday 30th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport Pagnell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-115B76
Object type: RELIQUARY CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete hollow gold cross pendant, perhaps used as a miniature reliquary, of medieval date (c. 15th century AD). The pendant is in the shape of a Maltese cross, with a concave curve at the end of each of the four flaring arms. The front of the pendant bears a black-letter inscription reading 'de cuer' (probably meaning 'from the heart', an amatory rather than a religious inscription). Each arm is filled with an engraved floral spray, consisting of a stem with foliage ending in a pair of engraved five-petalled flowers. The top and bottom arms have a longer stem an…
Created on: Wednesday 30th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tamworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-BC01F1
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold lozenge shaped back plate, from a composite pendant. The front of the back plate has been engraved with a pictorial design. The reverse is undecorated. The upper left hand edge has a rounded edge, whereas the others are square. This is because this is the outer edge, with a ridge, which would have been used to hold onto and slide the plate out from the rest of the pendant. The pictorial design on the back plate shows St George as an armoured soldier, holding a lance, standing over a dragon. St George is wearing an open face salet, and full harness. He is stood, with head …
Created on: Monday 13th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-C02AF3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Coventry
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete circular gold setting, originally with a domed cloisonné garnet setting. The circular backplate is framed by a thin (0.4mm) outer and thicker (1.1mm) inner beaded wire. The thicker wire is carefully made with narrow even beads, but the thin wire has more oblique beads and many Aquätorschnitte, no doubt reflecting the difficulty of manufacturing such extremely fine beaded wire. Part of the narrower wire has broken away and survives loose. The central cloisonné setting has an outer upright strip which in side view is slightly bent over to retain the garn…
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coventry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-DFC839
Object type: JEWELLERY FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
~~A gold composite jewellery fitting. The back plate is formed by an oval sheet with a twisted rope like border. Three circular sectioned wire loops are present on either side. These have been soldered to a collar made from a strip of gold, set at right angles, running around the inside of the rope border. This collar would have secured the original gem in place. The gem is now missing. This item shares similarities with items of Roman and Early Medieval period, for example: IOW-05E330 (2014 T586), PAS-D3A974 (2009 T103) and SWYOR-4637C5 (2010 T573). However the curators at the Bri…
Created on: Thursday 22nd May 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kidderminster Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-7CD7F3
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A small hoard consisting of one coin and one finger ring, of probable 17th Century AD dating (AD 1603 to AD 1625). Coin: A complete crown of James I (AD 1603 to AD 1625), dating to the period AD 1621 to AD 1623, issued as part of the third coinage between AD 1619 and AD 1625. QVAE DEVS CONIVNXIT NEMO SEPARET reverse type depicting a square garnished shield. Mint of London. Thistle mintmark. North type 2120. Diameter: 37.0 mm. Thickness: 1.5 mm. Weight: 14.4 g. Ring: A complete gold finger ring. D shaped section. No decoration or inscription on external or internal s…
Created on: Tuesday 28th January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kettering area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-399670
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A total of 91 items were recorded of which 86 are early Medieval and, with three possible exceptions, probably relate to the hoard. The finds recorded consist of 38.85g of gold and 100.90g of silver, including the 79.13g cheek piece, 5004 . It must be recognised that these figures include both earth and garnets and will be reduced by cleaning and that the descriptions of the metal alloys are based only on visual examination, not analysis. The finds include a block of earth which appears to contain gold, 5091. The preliminary x radiographs suggest that this contains a single, folded, s…
Created on: Monday 26th November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Staffordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-FD08D9
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
From the Treasure Report, Dr Julia Farley, British Museum: The hoard consists of three complete neck torcs and one bracelet. Torc 4 was initially found incomplete but the second half was found at a latter date and has been included below. 1. Complete gold torc with thistle-shaped terminals A gold torc with solid circular-section neck ring, expanding towards the terminals. The terminals are made in one piece with the neck ring, and are thistle-shaped. Each consists of a small 'bead', narrowing to a thinner waist, then flaring out to a wider trumpet-shaped terminal. There are t…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leekfrith', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-7E42E3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but misshapen gold finger ring, with domed oval red glass / paste inset intaglio. The intaglio was possibly engraved but due to damage caused by movement in the plough soil, any engraving is hard to determine. The finger ring has been decorated by a series of double circles, with annulets in the centre, joined together by a raised bar. The finger ring has an external diameter of 22.95mm, and an internal diameter of 17.53mm. The back of the hoop is 2.64mm wide and 0.83mm thick. The bezel is 13.93mm wide and 18.57mm long. The finger ring weighs 12.0 grams. A casting or …
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2011
Last updated: Friday 27th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'York', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-2232A6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold mourning finger ring. It has traces of black enamelling on the exterior, in a probable floral pattern. An inscription is present on the internal surface, reading "Death is the waye to life". Next to the inscription on the internal surface is a maker's stamp with the initials TS in square cartouche. Description: Post-Medieval gold mourning ring. D-shaped section with inscription on interior of band , which reads: Death is the waye to life. Maker's mark TS within rectangular cartouche. The fine floral scroll on the exterior, retaining much of the black enamel, is consist…
Created on: Thursday 17th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 21st July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlewich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-B32B46
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete, but bent gold posy finger ring of Late Post Medieval dating (17th Century AD). The exterior of the ring with a repeating lozenge design, enclosing a fern like leaf. A inscription is present on the interior of the ring and reads: A small rememberanc. The hoop is D shaped in section. No maker's mark is present. The lettering of the inscription is closer to that on 18th century rings. Examples in the British Museum collection with similar engraved decoration are dated 17th - 18th century. The hoop of the ring is 3.70mm wide and 1.12mm thick. The ring measures 20.5…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-D2FF42
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete cast gold finger ring, probably dating to the 15th or 16th Century. The finger ring is sub circular in plan, and D shaped in section.The exterior of the band has been decorated with a repeating design consisting of a a four petalled flower within a diamond cartouche. A small incised cross is present at the centre of the flower design. Small crosses are present at the centre of the triangles separating each flower design. The interior of the band has an incised latin inscription, in lower case black letter script, reading: mens immota manet (translated: th…
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tamworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-4ECE42
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold possible finger ring, of probable Post Medieval to Modern dating (AD 1700 to AD 1900). The possible finger ring is rectangular in section and would have originally been circular in plan. It is now sub oval in plan. The hoop has been decorated with eight circular pits (now full of soil), that may have originally held something. Each pit has a diameter of 1.5 mm. Multiple vertical filemarks are present on the interior surface of the ring. The original diameter of the ring can not be determined due to it being misshapen. It now measures 21.42 mm in length, 17.43 mm
Created on: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 18th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Handsacre', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-AF96D7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger ring, of probable Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (15th to 17th Centuries AD). The finger ring has a D shaped section and sub circular in plan. The exterior is plain. The interior bears the following inscription: A FRENDS GIFT. Small crosses have been used as punctuation marks. Due to being mishappen, the original diameter is hard to determine, but probably was around 19 mm. Internal diameter is around 17 mm. The hoop is 2.99 mm wide and 1.01 mm thick. It weighs 1.7 g. The finger ring is a dark yellow colour, with an even shiny surface patina.
Created on: Wednesday 26th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 30th April 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-9E7C34
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger ring, of mid 19th Century dating. The finger ring is sub circular in plan, and D shaped in section.The exterior of the band is plain. Hallmarks and a maker's mark are present on the inside of the finger ring. The hallmarks consist of a lion rampart, an anchor, the date letter and a duty mark. The date letter is unclear but probably a D in a square cartouch with cut corners. The maker's mark consists of the initials W F. The marks identify it as being made in Birmingham, between AD 1828 and AD 1829, by goldsmith William Fowke. It has an external diameter of…
Created on: Monday 18th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 18th November 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-E117CE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold finger ring, of probable Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (15th to 17th Centuries AD). The finger ring has a D shaped section and sub circular in plan. The exterior is plain. The interior bears the following inscription: Let vertue Still divert thy will. A maker's mark is present at the end of the inscription, and it is consists of two capital letter RRs in a square cartouche. One of the Rs in the maker's mark is set upside down and back to back with the other R. Due to being mishappen, the original diameter is hard to determine, but probably was aroun…
Created on: Friday 15th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Highley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-BE0364
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1700 - AD 1800). The finger ring is misshaped and no longer circular. It has a D shaped cross section. The exterior is plain. The edges have been bevelled. The interior bears the following inscription: A true frends gift. No maker's mark is present. Due to being misshapen, the original diameter is hard to determine, but probably was around 16 mm. Several versions of this inscription are recorded in Evans (1931), page 16, including one very similar but with an E on 'Gyft'. Posy-rings with similar inscriptions can also…
Created on: Monday 13th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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