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Record ID: BERK-196E56
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A Medieval, or possibly Post-Medieval cast copper alloy pot leg of simple form, possibly c. AD 1200-1700. The leg is rectangular in plan with a sub-triangular in cross-section. The leg has oxide corrosion and has some remnants of blackened fire soot.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-189E69
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A leaf shaped Anglo-Saxon strap end c. 800 - 900 AD. The central decorative panel has a quadruped animal in a kneeling position with what may be a second animal astride the lower. The animal head terminal is well defined, and there is an incised 'C' shape at connecting terminal end, with a two-hole fixing. The reverse has numerous striations, possible from slight casting flaws and the surface has a mid-green patina. Possibly Class B, as described in A Survey of Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Strap-Ends from Britain - by Gabor Thomas.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-186B17
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy struck Roman nummus of Constantine I dating to the period AD 330-335. Reece Period 17. GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type. The obverse has the rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right with the reverse of two soldiers holding spears and shields with two standards between them. With some loss to the rim and legends, the coin is in fair condition with a mottled green patina. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-18049D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy struck Roman barbarous radiate of Claudius II, dating to the period c. AD 275-285. Reece Period 13. CONSECRATIO reverse type. Commemorative issue of the divinization of Claudius II after his death. The obverse has a broad outline of a radiate bust right, the legend is unreadable. The reverse is a Consecratio type, with eagle standing facing, head right, wings spread close with head up to right and tail right. The edge has some fritting and the surface has a mid-green, rough patina.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-17EBDD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A cast copper alloy Roman plate brooch in the form of a wheel, dating from the late first to second century AD. The brooch is complete with a simple hinged pin between two lugs and opposing catch plate. The main wheel section is secured by four spokes from a central boss, that section has an outer and inner rim raised slightly above a central circumferential moulded rib. The spokes are trapezoidal in cross section and meet with the central boss which also has a raise rim surrounding a dished centre with a thin, central knop/boss. There are file marks to the rear surface, presumably fro…
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D78E1C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy AS or Dupondius of uncertain emperor (AD 43-260). Uncertain reverse type and uncertain mint.
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D750A6
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Iron Age to Roman harness fitting. The object is strap-mounted terret ring and is complete. At the top of the object is the integral hoop, which is sub-oval in section. The hoop would have acted as a rein guide. Extending from the base of hoop is an integrally cast sub-rectangular loop that is oval in section. It is positioned on the same plane as the hoop. They are generally associated with the early Roman period
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D72D83
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy fragment of a Roman wide-cuff bracelet, dating to AD 43-100. The fragment is rectangular in cross section, the front face has decoration comprising two double transverse grooves decorated with multiple short strokes, between which are three leaf-feather - shaped motifs. From the innermost of the two grooves extends longitudinal decorative elements that seem to extend in places to cover the front face of the terminal. These comprise a central rib flanked by single beaded bands, followed by single flutes and a single incised groove that creates a border at each edge of th…
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D6D218
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy dolphin style brooch dating to the early Roman period (c. AD 43-65). The brooch is in two-pieces. The upper section has parallel arms with faint moulded ribbing towards the terminals. The bow is oval in plan, curved and tapering towards the foot and is decorated by with parallel transverse grooves. The spring hook is retained at the head of the brooch with the spring mechanism and a small section of the pin being intact although heavily corroded. The lower section is the lower D shaped cross section of the bow, which is undecorated, and tapers to the po…
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D68AE3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A worn and incomplete medieval silver farthing of Edward I (AD 1272-1307), probably dating to the period AD 1301-1310. Mint of London. Probably Withers Type 30 / Class 10. North N1058.
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D605B8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A heavily worn copper-alloy radiate of Carausius dating to AD 286 - 293 (Reece Period 14). Uncertain reverse type. Mint unclear.
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D5DAA4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy Roman nummus of Constantine I dating to the period AD 318 - 324. Reece Period 16. BEATA TRANQVILLITAS (or variant) reverse type depicting globe on altar with VOT/IS/XX.
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-88CB0D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Roman dupondius of Gordian III (AD 238-244), dating to the period AD 238-239 (Reece period 12). SALVS AVG, S C reverse type depicting Salus seated left feeding snake coiled around an altar, left arm on side of chair. Mint of Rome. As RIC IV.3, p. 44, no. 261c.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: BERK-70F1A2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper-alloy Roman Aesica brooch with sprung pin dating from c. AD 50-75. The brooch has wings with end caps within which is the spring, held in place by the axis bar. The upper bow is broadly triangular in plan with expanded knopped terminals in the bottom corners. There is a median ridge that expands at the top into a transverse loop for the spring wire. In the centre of the bow are two or three vertical ridges seperating the top of the bow from the expanded fantail foot. Within the trianglular fantail foot are three circular cells that would probably have held colour…
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
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Record ID: BERK-B5DCE2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Roman umbonate disc brooch (AD 100-250). The central conical boss is intact as is the plate and lugs although the pin and pin lug are missing due to old breaks. The brooch is circular in plan with a circular recess/pit at the centre. A groove separates the central boss from what remains of the surrounding, flat plate. The boss itself has a concave back face and is separated into numerous recessed fields which contain flecks of decayed enamel. No other colours can be discerned. A small area of the spring attachment survives including a damaged and incom…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
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Record ID: BERK-B46985
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Marcus Aurelius, dating to the period AD 163-164 (Reece Period 8). ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS Laureate head right. / Reverse: P M TR P XVIIII IMP III COS III Mars standing, head right, holding spear and shield. RSC 468.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: BERK-FA5A4E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Polden Hill brooch of Roman date, circa AD 80-120. The brooch is intact apart from a small section of the catchplate that has broken off and is now missing. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular (comma shaped) in profile. The bow tapers to a rounded knop, with two raised collars separating the knop and the bow. At the rear of the head of the brooch the coiled spring can be seen. At the top of the bow behind the hook is a semi-circular raised hump, from which extends a central raised beaded rib which runs about one third of the way down the bow. At …
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: BERK-FA3081
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy shoe buckle of Post-Medieval date (AD 1550-1650). The object is a double loop oval buckle with moulded decoration and rounded ends. The object has a narrowed strap bar and retained folded sheet which tapers to a large up standing stud. The iron pin is missing. The objects has moulded decoration to either side of the strap bar.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: BERK-FA244C
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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Incomplete cast copper alloy post-medieval spoon, consisting of an incomplete bowl and the base of the stem. The bowl is oval in plan and largely complete, having lost its tip and the majority of its original edge. The base of the stem survives to a length of 4.2 mm beyond the bowl before treminating in a break. The stem is round in section, being 2.3 mm wide and 2.1 mm thick. The spoon bowl and stem join to form a short rats-tail which extends 16.5mm along the back of the spoon bowl. A spoon, WILT-F838D8, with a similar plan and patina, has been dated broadly to the Roman period, how…
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: BERK-54ED29
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Post-Medieval copper-alloy pedestal/pendant seal matrix dating to the 17th century (c. 1600-1700). The seal matrix is a conical shape with a narrow rectangular shank which widens at the top to a flat trefoil suspension loop. The trefoil takes the form of two horizontal holes with a larger hole above to form the top point of the trefoil. The seal matrix has a circular base with backwards 'SS' engraved in the centre (appearing retrograde to appear the correct way round when used), within an incised circle. Centred above and below the initials there is further decoration which…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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