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Record ID: ESS-6E1849
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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An Early Medieval copper alloy oval single loop buckle complete with pin. Dating from c. 450 - 700 AD. The frame has a slightly offset and narrowed bar (circular in cross-section) and a shallow transverse notch in the outside edge for the pin. There is a recess in the axis bar where one end of the pin curls around to secure it in place. The tip of the pin rests on the groove at the centre of outer edge of the frame. The buckle surface is decorated around its outer edge with incised 'V' shapes recurring and pointing inward toward the centre of the frame. These are not present on the …
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-6DD935
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Cast copper alloy buckle and attached buckle plate, dating to the later Medieval period c. 1350 - 1400. The buckle frame is sub-rectangular with a broad semi-cylindrical outter frame edge and a narrowed offset strap bar. The plate is attached to the strap bar by two loops to either side of the pin, and the plate consists of two sheets with two rivet holes in one end. The end of the plate with the rivet holes only bears one plate as the opposite side has been lost due to damage. The plate is long and rectangular in shape, and is now bent under itself so that the end is resting below t…
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-436EA8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Copper alloy Early Medieval brooch c.450-550AD. The brooch is cruciform in shape and composed of a flat headplate with three protuding knops. On the front of the main body there is an incised transverse line. The main body is curved and has a tapered end. On the reverse is a partial lug for the pin to be attached. Length 35.9mm Width 27.0mm Thickness 8.5mm Weight 8.4g
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-DD6FC7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
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Cast copper-alloy and enamel disc brooch of Roman date c. 2nd century AD. The brooch is circular in shape and rectangular in cross section. There is a protruding lug, on the back of which is the remains of the brooch catch plate. There was another protruding lug to contain the brooch head and spring mechanism directly opposite that of the remaining. There is evidence of this second peripheral lug on the back of the brooch, where it is clear that the brooch head extended beyond the confines of the disc-face, though much of this second lug is now missing. It is unknown if any other peri…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-DCF1AD
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Cast copper-alloy seal matrix of Medieval date c. 1200 - 1400. The die is a pointed oval shape and the item is lozenge shaped in cross-section. The back is plain and features an integral suspension loop at one end perpendicular to the back of the seal. The die face features an engraved motif in the centre with an inscription around. The central motif shows a bird, possibly a swan or other long-necked bird, standing on a platform underneath which is a shaft producing from the centre of the platform and ending in a lis at the bottom edge of the die. It is possible that it is a feeding …
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-DC306F
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Cast copper-alloy double loop buckle of Post-Medieval date c. 1500 - 1650. The buckle frame consists of a central strap bar and two loops to either side. The buckle is 'D'-shaped in cross section. Both outer edges of the loops feature three linear grooves; one in the centre (where the pin rest would reside), and one to either side. The strap bar has two small protruding moulded knops at each terminal. The buckle is slightly bent, and does not lie flat. The back of the frame is plain and undecorated. Dimensions: weight: 1.6g, length: 19.7mm, width: 14.6mm, thickness: 2.0mm
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-DC1126
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Cast copper-alloy incomplete single loop buckle dating to the Medieval period c. 1350 - 1400. Pin is missing. The buckle is square in plan with slightly bulging sides and a narrowed strap bar. The frame is rectangular and features transverse linear grooves. For a similar example, see Whitehead 2003, no. 135. Dimensions: weight: 1.2g, length: 15.4mm, width: 13.7mm, thickness: 2.5mm
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-DBB4C8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Incomplete cast copper-alloy single loop 'D'-shaped buckle dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1500-1650. The pin is missing. The buckle is sub-square in shape with concave sides and a rounded frame with a protruding moulded knop in the centre. The strap bar is straight. A similar example can be seen in Whitehead, 2003 no. 145. Dimensions: weight: 6.2g, length: 28.9mm, width: 24.6mm, thickness: 3.9mm
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-DB51A6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Cast copper-alloy Bronze Age socketed spear head fragment. Broken along the vertical plane through the centre of the socket and blade, the remaining spear fragment is compose of one half of the likely original artefact. Dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age c. 1500 - 800 BC. The blade and socket is roughly triangular in profile and tapers in thickness from socketed central portion to the thin blade edge. The shape of the item in plan also tapers slightly from a narrow pointed end, which would reflect the blade tip, to a wider portion on the opposite edge. For a similar (complete…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-DA690B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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Silver struck denarius of Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander (AD 222 - 235). Mint of Rome. RIC IV vol ii, 351. Obverse: diademed and draped bust facing right. IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG. Reverse: Venus standing right holing sceptre and cupid on extended arm. VENERI FELICI
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-D9BAC6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Silver struck cut farthing of Henry I (1100 - 1135). North 869, star in lozenge fleury type, minted c. 1128 - 1131. Obverse: very few details visible but likely to have been crowned bust facing left with a rosette in the left field. HENRICVS Reverse: Quadrilateral with incurved sides, fleur at each angle, trefoil of annulets between each fleur, star in centre. Inscription could be ELPIN for Lefwine, minted at Southward or Winchester.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-D767A8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver struck halfpenny of Edward III (1327 - 1377). Treaty series c. 1363 - 1369. As North 1275. Obverse: Crowned bust facing. EDWARDVS REX AN. Annulet stops, pellet before EDWARDVS. Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each angle. CIVI TAS LON DON. Annulet after DON, barred A in TAS.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-D70624
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver struck halfpenny of Edward III (1327 - 1377). Treaty series c. 1363-1369, as North 1274. Obverse: crowned bust facing. EDWARDVS : REX : AN. Cross potent initial mark. Reverse: long cross with three pellets in each angle. CIVI TAS LON DON. Unbarred A in TAS. Pellets after DON.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-B1F5D7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy trade weight. The item is circular in form with a raised rim. The face is features two engraved concentric circles. Also seen on the face are four stamp marks. There is a crowned W above an M, dating the weight to the reign of William and Mary, 1689 - 1694. Clockwise to the right of this there is a sword, the symbol for the City of London, next to which there is an 'A' which stands for 'avoirdupois'. Directly below the crowned W & M is a stamped ewer, the symbol for the London Founders Company, who produced the trade weights. The back is plain but featu…
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-B0FE2E
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Cast copper-alloy Early Medieval stirrup strap mount. Williams' class A type 6 (see Williams 1997, pg 43). This item dates from c. 1000 - 1100 The mount is formed of a sub-oval shaped body with a (now worn) zoomorphic apex terminal. There is an angled flange on the bottom edge which curves down and outward away from the decorated face. Also along the bottom edge there are two semi-circular voids which are the remains of the original rivet holes, the outer edges of which have since worn away. The moulded relief on the front of the strap mount is of the tree and bifurcating serpent des…
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-B0A4FF
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
copper alloy bell pendent c.1300-1400.Bell pendent with long neck. Similar can be seen in Read(2001) number 465. The bell chamber is made from a piece of sheet metal and is folded to create space to hold the pea.The bell is complete with pea and has the fixing still attached at the end of the stem. The metal is mid-brown with green patina and is in good condition. Length 44.5mm Width 13.9mm Thickness 15.3mm Weight 7.4g
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-B04187
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy seal matrix of Medieval date c. 1250 - 1400. It is probable that the item is a personal seal matrix. Unfortunately the surface of the item is heavily worn and few details can be seen. The object is a pointed oval in shape and is concave. The plain underside forms a dome which results in a high point on the engraved face of the matrix, in the centre. There appears to be an engraved design in the centre of the face, and an inscription surrounding it along the border. However, the details of both the design and the inscription cannot be seen clearly. An impression was taken o…
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-9B74AC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver penny of unknown date and ruler. Coin is fragmentary and extremely worn. Very few details remain visible. Obverse is mostly illegible. Part of the inscription is visible as hA Reverse is long cross diving legend. Inscription illegible
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-5CDB64
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy barbarous radiate of unknown ruler, c. 275 - 285. Reece period 14. Coin is heavily worn. Obverse is radiate bust right. Inscription illegible. Reverse is illegible.
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-5CAA24
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine, c. 317 - 330. Reece period 16. Obverse is radiate bust left, cuirassed. There is some evidence of double-striking on the portrait. Legend illegible. Reverse is altar with VOT [IS X] X. Inscription mostly illegible [ ... ] BEA [ ... ]
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
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