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Record ID: BM-38312B
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Catalogue: SF No. Description BAG1-0001 Cu-alloy socketed mortising chisel (lower section only). 28.97g. 64mm. Cf Davey 1973 no. 416. and Cheetham 1977 Pl. 6 no. 17. 24.09.03 BAG1-0002 Cu-alloy socketed axehead (looped rim section only). Loop is sealed by casting flash still in situ. 8.83g. 38mm 24.09.03 BAG1-0003 Cu-alloy ingot section. 290g.* 70mm. 2…
Created on: Tuesday 17th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-BE273B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small peltate silver mount. The simply moulded outer face is worn. The unworn inner face preserves two rivets, one retaining a tiny circular silver washer. The very short rivets indicate that the mount was secured to something very thin, perhaps to a thin-walled vessel.
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-BDCE01
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A folded, crushed and crumpled fragment of very thin gold sheet or foil. It is difficult to identify definite original edges, but it appears to be a comparatively narrow incomplete strip. On the largest surviving visible, relatively un-crumpled, roughly rectangular part of the sheet there appear to be three or four lines of lettering, c. 1mm in height, and possibly in Latin.
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Torksey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-BD324E
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman silver spoon with bent handle and broken and damaged bowl. The short, plain, tapered rod handle was seemingly broken and re-pointed in antiquity. There is a simple offset at the junction with the oval bowl, the distal end of which is broken short of the point of its maximum width. An inscription is very lightly incised along the central axis of the inner face of the bowl and truncated at its fractured edge. Starting at the end adjacent to the handle offset are the Latin letters MODE(or I)SIIAN(or NA) - perhaps the cognomen Modestianus or Modestinus. The underside of the bowl …
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Baldock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-BCBE06
Object type: ASSEMBLAGE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The grave (5119) contained the coffined remains of a 25-30 year old woman. Placed at her feet, within the coffin, was a well-preserved ornate jewellery box, constructed of yew with copper alloy and iron fittings. This box held many items including copper alloy bracelets, bone bracelets with copper alloy sleeving, a bone comb, a brooch and the remains of at least one necklace consisting of two copper alloy clasps and in excess of 180 beads, made variously of amber, glass, and coral. Three silver finger rings were threaded onto one of the copper alloy bracelets. Elsewhere within t…
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-BC26E7
Object type: ASSEMBLAGE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Oxford Archaeology carried out a programme of work during 2000, and again in 2003-4 prior to redevelopment of the site of the well-known late Roman cemetery, which lies to the north of Winchester on the Cirencester Road. Excavations by Giles Clarke in the 1960s had identified 451 graves. The recent work resulted in the discovery of a further 343 graves, 24 of which were cremation burials. Two of the graves from the recent work, both excavated in 2004, produced silver objects. These graves and their entire contents are summarised here. Both are dated to the 4th century AD and …
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-BB9005
Object type: ASSEMBLAGE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
1. Silver ring. Dimensions: Diameter: 11.5 mm; weight: 0.42g. 2. Silver lunula pendant. Length: 27 mm; width: 22.5 mm; weight: 3.36g. 3. Jet figurine of a standing bear. Length: 35 mm; height: 19 mm; weight: 3.59g. 4. Ivory(?) finger-ring fragments. Diameter: 25 mm; width: 4.5 mm; weight: 1.52g. 5. Two complete melon beads of turquoise frit, one with small silver ring fragment in close association. Diameters: 13 mm & 14.5 mm; weights: 1.73g & 2.11g. 6. Silver finger-ring with a red stone intaglio of a ?stag (N.Crummy). Diameter: 19.5 mm; intaglio length: 8 mm;…
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-BB3FD8
Object type: EAR RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two Roman gold ear-rings, one (A) a hook ear-ring, the other (B) a hoop ear-ring. A) Gold ear-ring of disc, bar and pendant type, its hook slightly distorted, the disc dented and damaged at one side, and one of the two pendants lacking. The embossed disc and double-ridged trapezoidal crossbar are fastened to an integral plain back-plate. The disc conceals the lower part of the hook, which is fastened to its back-plate. Similarly, the fastening of the two pendant hooks at the lower part of the back-plate is concealed behind the crossbar. The surviving pendant, undoubtedly orig…
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-BAC2ED
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of Roman silver trumpet brooch, of Collingwood’s group R (ii). The top of the head consists of a thick oval hoop decorated with incised lines, sat on top of a thick decorative rectangular plate, with further decoration of lateral ribs. The whole scheme is unusually finely detailed. The bow has a fully developed acanthus flower extending all the way around the bow with a total of 8 ‘leaves’, set between two lateral ribs. The rest of the brooch is missing, with a break below the ancanthus flower on the bow. The pin is also missing. The brooch has been heavily cle…
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Ormsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-BA087F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a silver-gilt sprung bow brooch, of Polden Hill type, comprising the wings, top of the bow and part of the covered spring. The side-wings, of semi-circular cross-section, have three milled ribs with intervening cavetto mouldings. At the back only the very stub of the rearward hook survives, together with eight turns of the spring and a fragment of the chord. On the D-sectioned bow two lines of a fine, lightly-recessed, wavy line motif, which starts at each side of the head, converge to form a single decorative mid-rib. All of the mouldings show signs of wear. Gilding rem…
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bungay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-B96C16
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold finger ring, now distorted to 27 x (max) 12mm. Flat band, less than 1mm thick comprising six slightly irregular lozenges, each 6mm wide at maximum, narrowing to 2.5mm at the constriction between each lozenge. It is impossible to tell whether the ring was originally spherical or hexagonal. On the outside at each constriction is a slight pyramid shaped rise. The internal surface is rough or unfinished. Weighing 4.20g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-B7E323
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of Roman silver finger ring, wide plain hoop set with a undecorated circular orangey-pink carnelian. Most of the hoop is missing.
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-A8B3BF
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two objects found while metal detecting in the area near Snettisham and Sedgeford, an area well known for discoveries of Iron Age gold and silver torcs, coins, other objects and metalworking debris. Fragment cut from a sub-triangular ingot or bar (section 16mm x 10 mm; weight 11.42g). Scientific analysis of the surface indicates a metal content of 95% silver. Irregular plano-convex ‘bun-shaped’ ingot (Diam. 24 mm, height 11 mm; weight 27.03g). Scientific analysis of the surface indicates a metal content of leaded bronze. Object 1 is similar to several…
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-A530B3
Object type: SPEARHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
1. Bronze Age copper alloy spear head. Leaf shaped blade with bevelled edges, rounded socket continuing smoothly as rounded central rib to the tip. Brown patina with patches of thick, orange ?iron deposit along the join between the mid rib and blade and inside the socket. Side holes on socket 6mm diameter. Slight damage on the edge of the blade. Part of the socket is squashed. External diameter of socket 26mm. Length of blade90mm, total length 117mm. Probably Late Bronze Age. Similar example from the Reach Fen hoard, Cambridgeshire in Inventaria Archaeologica, G.B. 17 3 (2) no. 5. …
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-297D6C
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circumstances: Four Bronze Age bronze implements were found during a metal-detecting rally. Three have been reported as potential Treasure; the fourth, made by a different finder, should also be submitted for consideration. The three submitted were located at depths between 1 and 4 inches (2.5 – 10 cm) on cultivated land. They were found in an approximate line at intervals of about 25 feet (8 m) – hence 50 feet overall. The alignment was noted to be that of the direction of ploughing. Descriptions: Condition of the palstaves (nos 1 & 2) is good, the socketed axe, less so…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-28B710
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circumstances of discovery The large group of gold and bronze artefacts described here were found between September 2004 and December 2005, initially by metal detecting, later by a combination of excavation and metal-detector survey. Most finds were made within a zone 25 x 10 metres in extent with just a few further away, up to 40 m. The finds circumstances are fully dealt with in Gloucestershire County Council’s preliminary report (Barrett & Vallender 2005); in summary they can be broken down into six groups: Thirty-five objects were initially found before any archa…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Cirencester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-284683
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small penannular gold ring with decorative narrow banding in yellow and paler gold. The external surfaces are very worn. Visual inspection suggested that the piece consists of a gold covering over a base metal core; this was confirmed by scientific analysis.
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-27DFCC
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bracelet 1 A complete and well crafted penannular bracelet with a band of thin, ‘C’ section. The section is, however, thickest at the centre, thinner, rounded and highly polished along the edges. The band tapers gently towards the squared off terminals, which are defined by a narrow beading created by turning the metal outward slightly. The bracelet has many dents and scratches visible under magnification. Slight compression of the band around the middle has caused limited distortion and misalignment of the terminals. One of the latter is damaged by a small nick. D…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-275770
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small penannular ring comprising a plain round to oval-sectioned hoop with flat terminals. The interior of the hoop and the flat terminal surfaces have not been polished. Gold content approximately 82%. The specific gravity at 16 is not low enough to indicate that the ring has a base metal core.
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Record ID: BM-261FA2
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The find comprises a loop of thick gold wire of roughly circular cross-section, the ends overlapping. Onto this are threaded nine rings, seven of which are of the type known as composite; two are simple rings. One of the latter (i) is a loop of gold wire with overlapping ends; the wire tapers from one end to the other. The other (ii) is a penannular ring of round-sectioned wire, the terminals close together. Of the composites: (iii) is a triple ring of three lightly C-sectioned strips probably soldered together. The terminals of one meet; the other two display a narrow gap. …
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North East Norfolk', grid reference and parish protected.


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