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Record ID: ESS-A23EAD
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete copper alloy clog clasp, Post Medieval, dating AD1701-1900. The clasp is rectangular in shape with quatrefoil scalloped sides. At either end are two lugs, both folded over towards the back. The shorter lug seems worn and incomplete, while the second lug is T shaped. The clasp would have been decorated but is no longer visible due to corrosion and the devleopment of a green patina. The clasp is 4.48g, 30.39mm length, 15.32mm width Similar shaped clasp examples are recorded on the database YORYM-7B9A43, CORN-5D98F6. Read (2001) illustatres a variety of clog clasps (p.14-17)
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th April 2016
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Record ID: ESS-9F1D50
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete copper alloy button dating to the Post Medieval period, AD1501-1700. It is sphere in shape with a raised central dot. The loop is broken, with only a small section of the shank remaining. The button is 2.85g, 11.60mm length, 10.37mm width A similar example can be found on the PAS database SWYOR-DF54A3. Bailey (1995) illustrates a similar button (p.19, fig.12), giving it a date range of early 16th century-early 17th century. He notes that "although the buttons are illustrated with dates. It should be remembered that the buttons could easily have been in use fifty or mo…
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th April 2016
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Record ID: ESS-9EE575
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy button dating dating to the Post Medieval period, AD1501-1700. The button is globular in shape with a complete loop attachment. A green patina has developed. The button is 4.78g, 14.32mm length, 11.97mm width Other globular buttons can be found on the database SUR-1E5A36, SUR-1E5A36. Bailey (1995) illustrates a similar button (p.19, fig.5), giving it a date range of early 16th century-early 17th century. He notes that "although the buttons are illustrated with dates. It should be remembered that the buttons could easily have been in use fifty or more years after man…
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th April 2016
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Record ID: ESS-8A0992
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Essex
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A Neolithic knapped and polished axehead, dating 3300-2200 BC. The axehead is sub-triangular in plan and ovate in section. The stone has been polished and seems to have been worked from a variety of angles to produce the intended shape. A series of negative scars appear across the dorsal face with ripples on the ventral surface indicating concoidal fractures. Significant damage has occured on the blade edge. The axe is 158.17g, 107.67mm length, 50.91mm width, 24.64mm thickness
Created on: Wednesday 27th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 28th January 2016
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Record ID: ESS-D3A201
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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Copper alloy stud from a Plate Brooch dating to the Roman period, c. AD50-200. It conforms to Mackreth's Type 9 (2011, p.173). The stud is slightly hyperboloid in shape with two thickened rims around each end to make them wider. The stud would have been riveted through the center of the brooch with an iron pin, still visible at one end. There is heavy iron corrosion visible at both ends of the stud. No decoration is visible and is covered in a pale green patina. Examples of plate brooches with these types of studs are illustrated in Mackreth (2011, p.119, plate 16, no.11025-11038) …
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2016
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Record ID: ESS-D2A30C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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Copper alloy object, probably from a Late Iron Age or Roman one-piece brooch, dating AD 30-70. The object has a squared head and a shank which tapers into a point. The shape of the object has been altered by wear but would have originally had a circular section shank and the head likely had projections either side with a further projection away, that would have acted as the pin. The object is covered with a mid-dark green patina. Numerous one piece brooches are recorded on the database, for example ESS-FCE52C. Sally Worrell (unpub) dates one peice brooches to AD 30-70. The pin w…
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2016
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Record ID: ESS-CF417C
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Gilded copper alloy harness pendant dating to the Medieval period. The pendant is shaped in the style of a fleur-de-lis, the suspension loop has been broken. It is also bent slighlty underneath the loop and is heavily corroded and covered with a rough green patina. The pendant would have been gilded, evidenced by traces still visible in parts. No direct comparsion has been found but a variety of harness pendants have been recorded on the database. A series of harness pendants are mentioned in Griffiths (1995, p.49-50) suggesting a date range of 13-14th centuries AD (p.62), indicati…
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th January 2016
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Record ID: ESS-BD7E81
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy contemporary copy of a denarius of Severus Alexander (AD 222-235), dating to c. AD 222-228 (Reece Period 11). For type, cf. RIC IV, pt 2, p. 83, no. 165. Obverse depicts Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust seen from rear, right. It reads [IMP C M AVR SEV ALE]XAND AVG. Reverse depicts Pax standing left, holding branch and vertical sceptre and reads [PAX AETE]RN[A] AVG. Dimensions: estimated diameter: c.15 mm; weight: 0.87g.
Created on: Tuesday 5th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th January 2016
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Record ID: ESS-A80902
Object type: BUTTON COVER
Broad period: MODERN
County: Essex
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Modern silver button cover, dating AD1649-1900. Obverse depicts the bust of a king, likely Charles II, facing right. The front depicts a phoenix rising from the ashes with outstreatched wings, facing right. TThe obverse is heavily worn. The phoenix closely resembles that ofHAMP-604ED1, which is associated with Charles II (AD 1649-1660). It is believed that this symbolism eas used because, like the phoenix, the monarchy had risen again.Another button recorded on the database also depicts a phoenix BUC-D751A1, stating that these types of buttons were popular during the 19th century, …
Created on: Monday 4th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 1st February 2016
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Record ID: LON-7BF8CA
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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Fragment of post medieval lead or lead alloy buckle frame in a zoomorphic/figurative style. This a piece of the pin plate and frame of a post medieval buckle, the buckle frame appears to be formed of two lobes with the space for the pin between. The design appears to be two heads facing one another, one is fairly complete with a sexfoil flower on his cheek, while the other is heavily damaged, with much of the buckle lost. The edges of the object are rounded in places and blistered in others suggesting that this has been partially melted. The reverse of the buckle is uneven and there i…
Created on: Monday 21st December 2015
Last updated: Friday 15th April 2016
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Record ID: LON-428EB9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy barbarous radiate/contemporary copy dating to c. AD 275-85 (Reece Period 14). Reverse, poorly executed standing figure with unintelligle legend. Diameter: 12.99, Weight: 1.05g
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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Record ID: LON-4118BA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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Fragment of post-medieval ceramic vessel in the shape of a female head AD.1500-1600. Part of a Saintonge ware chafing dish, the fabric is a pale white with no inclusions and a dark green glaze. There is a hole pierced through the face to the left of the mouth. Most of the facial features are worn but the face is likely female with a headress and closed mouth. Would originally have been one of a nuber of faces placed in a repeating pattern around the outside of the chafing dish below the dish supports. A parallel can be found in Hurst, Neal and van Beuningen 1986, no.104. here the hole…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
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Record ID: LON-27FCC8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy rose farthing of Charles I, AD1625-1649, Probably North type 1, no.2288. Obverse, sceptres just cut inner circle. Diameter: 13.17mm, Weight: 0.55g Ref: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
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Record ID: LON-277D9B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Medieval lead token, cross and pellets form (AD.1425-1490). Obverse is a a cross in the central field with a ring and dot in each void. Around the central field are diagonal spokes running clockwise. The reverse of the token is heavily worn, there is a central field and border but both are too worn to see any design clearly, though there is a suggestion of a shield. The edge of this token is damage and part has been folded over to cover a fraction of the obverse face, the rest is missing. Probably a London type of cross and pellet, these are found almost exclusively in L…
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
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Record ID: ESS-EE5CDD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Pale gold Thrymsas 'Two Emperors' type, Anglo Saxon period, c.650-c.670. (ECM 1986.8667) Obverse depicts the bust of a ruler racing right. Two symbols that look like a backwards 't' and below that a 'Z' sit in front of the face on the right side. Two symbols sit behnd the bust on the left hand side, an 'S' and below that two lines. The bust is wearing a pearl diadem and cuirass, indicated by dots. Reverse depicts a stylized victory enfolding the heads of two smaller busts. A parallel is illustrated in Metcalf (1993, Plate 4, fig. 80) The coin weighs 1.17g, 12.42mm diameter
Created on: Monday 14th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th January 2016
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Record ID: ESS-ECACF3
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Iron Age to Roman copper alloy terret ring, dating 200BC to AD100. Only a third of the ring remains. Traces of the ribbed decoration on the outside of the object remain. It has a mid-light brown patina. The design is similar to ESS-BF3F14 recorded on the dataabase. The ring wieghs 3.47g, 19.21mm length, 11.17mm width
Created on: Monday 14th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
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Record ID: ESS-EA9D2B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Radiate of an uncertain emperor, 260-274 (Reece Period 13). Obverse depicts the bust of an emperor with radiate crown facing right. The reverse is illegible. The coin wieghs 2.04g, 16.55mm diameter
Created on: Monday 14th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 4th January 2016
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Record ID: ESS-EA6066
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy toy vessel. The object has a circular base, which is slightly beveled. The vessel has a cylindrical body and the rim has been squashed together so the open end is closed. It would have had an everted rim. There is no visible decoration. A similar vessel is recorded on the database NLM-AC3D74 and provides a suggested date of AD1650-1750 The vessel weighs 4.08g, 12.62mm height, 15.68mm width (everted rim)
Created on: Monday 14th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
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Record ID: ESS-9A5132
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman silver radiate dating to the 3rd century AD. Obverse depicts a radiate bust facing right. Reverse is heavily worn with no visible detail. the coin has been broken so that only two thirds remain. there are small patches of green patina in places. This may indicate the coin has a copper alloy core or that it has been in contact with a copper alloy object whilst in the ground. The coin weighs 1.43g, 18.64mm
Created on: Thursday 10th December 2015
Last updated: Friday 18th December 2015
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Record ID: ESS-9A26E3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval silver coin, possibly a threepence dating to the reign of Charles I (AD1625-1649). Heavily Clipped. Obverse is heavily worn, with part of the crown visible. Reverse depicts a shield with a cross in one of the quadrants. The inscriptions no longer remain. The coin weighs 0.47g, 12.13mm diameter
Created on: Thursday 10th December 2015
Last updated: Friday 18th December 2015
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