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Record ID: GLO-FFA284
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'In thee is my choyce', followed by the makers mark T over H. The same makers mark is record on a posy ring that was recently declared treasure GLO-138292, 2017 T266. Moreover, a similar makers' mark is recorded on a ring in the British Museum collection (reference 1961,1202.414) which is dated late 17th to early 18th Century On balance of probability, the ring is likely to predate 1717 and as it contains a minimum of 10% precious metal, it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations…
Created on: Thursday 1st June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cowley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-FF1E94
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~This is an incomplete post medieval, lead cloth searchers seal dating to AD.1575-1700. This comprises of two rectangular plates that joined by a narrow strip and folded together. These have been secured to one another by a central rivet at one end that is integral to one plate and pierces the front face of the other. Obverse: W.SINIGER / XVIII (II laying on its side) L / V(or N) Q III NR Reverse: W / ELLI / OTS / IOR (the first half of this plate is missing)
Created on: Thursday 1st June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
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Record ID: GLO-FE2CD1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~A sixpence of Elizabeth I dating to 1566 Obverse: crowned bust facing left rose behind ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA Reverse: shield on long cross fourchée, 1566 above POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV Mint mark: Portcullis
Created on: Thursday 1st June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cowley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-FE06CF
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Rectangular buckle with decorative slightly concave sides, expanded forward edge. The strap bar is narrowed. This artefact dates to the 1500-1650
Created on: Thursday 1st June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
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Record ID: GLO-FDD785
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy double looped buckle. Sub-oval frames (one of which is missing), the strap bar is narrowed with a knop moulding at either end. The forward edge of the frame is expanded with a moulded flower design in the centre. There are traces of a black lacquer on the surface. Date 1550-1650
Created on: Thursday 1st June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
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Record ID: GLO-FDACDB
Object type: STRAINER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Sheet copper alloy skimmer or strainer that consists a shallow circular bowl that has a series of uneven holes punched through from the topside. There is extensive damage to one side where a sheet copper alloy handle would have been secured in place via six to eight rivets rolled sheet copper alloy rivets, of which only one remains. Skimmers have found in excavation in London from the 15th century, but were in use from the 14th-16th century. Egan G, 1998, The Medieval Household: Medieval Finds From Excavations in London, Museum of London.
Created on: Thursday 1st June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
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Record ID: GLO-5A4D9B
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Flint debitage, this is a primary flake with 95% cortex covering the dorsal and multiple flaking scars on the ventral side. Occasional small patches of edge damage that is natural and not worked. Dark grey flint with mid grey patches. This has a general prehistoric date
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-5A3D78
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Flint debitage, this is a tertiary blade. There are two main arises on the dorsal with a stepped scar on the end, the bulb of percussion is missing from the ventral but that size of the ripples is suggestive of a soft hammer. The flint has a creamy patina with extensive grey mottling. This has a general prehistoric date
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-5A23FC
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Mesolithic scraper that has one main flaking scar on the dorsal with a second deep scar to the rear, large bulb of percussion on the ventral. The forward edge and left side has long, abrupt, direct retouch with semi-abrupt, scaled retouch to the right, this creates a curved forward edge. This flint is covered in a creamy patina that has light grey speckles.
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-591693
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy belt loop that has a sub-rectangular frame with rounded sides and forward edge. Projecting from the base is an integral rivet.
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-58EE21
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy rectangular framed buckle with a recessed bar, on the forward edge on which is mounted a sheet roller. Wrapped around the narrowed strapbar is a sheet copper alloy buckle plate that has been folded in two with a shot in the centre of the fold for the pin, which is now missing. There is a single rivet at the rear of the plate.
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-58CBEB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Cast copper alloy Headstud brooch that has semicircular wings (one is now missing) that would have protected the spring, the spring and pin are missing. Remains of a hook or loop on the top for the head that would have held the spring external cord. At the top of the bow is a large circular indentation that would have mounted a riveted stud. The is a smaller circular indentation on the front of the surviving wing. The lower half of the bow is truncated resulting in the loss of the catchplate.
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-5886D4
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy lozenge shaped horse harness pendant. This item is heavily corroded resulting in the loss of most of the detail, however, lines running upwards from left to right are visible in the top corner and in the lower right half, these may have been detailing on an animal. These lines may have been filled with enamel. The top point if the pendant is expanded and surmounted with a truncated loop.
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-585335
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy roman bow brooch fragment consisting of the lower third of the bow, this section has an undecorated bow and a pointed foot, the catchplate is closed.
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-583F9D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy double looped buckle. Sub-oval frames, the strap bar is narrowed with a knop moulding at either end. The forward edge of the frame is expanded with a moulded flower design in the centre. There is a large fragment of iron corrosion on the strap bar, this would be the remains of the iron pin. Date 1550-1650
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-573A39
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy late roman buckle plate. This is roughly triangular in form and is decorated with an openwork pattern of three interconnecting trumpets, this is shown using a trefoil in the centre from which the trumpets emanates to curve round and finish with the bell of each trumpet terminating in a different corner. At the base of the plate is a transverse bar that holds two evenly spaced forward facing loops. These loops would have held the axis bar for the buckle. Openwork buckle plates decorated with trumpet motifs are vary rear finds with examples utilising simple or geometric op…
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-455C3F
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy circular shaped seal matrix. The central motif depicts a bearded, robed figure to the left who has his hands outstretched in prayer and is shown kneeling before the Virgin Mary to the right. Mary is shown seated and dressed in long robes with deep folds, on her head is a wimple that wraps around the side of her head from her chin to the top where it then extends down the back of her head in folds, on the top of hear head is a crown with three lis. She hold the Christ child in her lap who is looking up to Mary. In between the two figures is a lis at the base and a five po…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-454AC7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount in the form of a bird. The general outline of the mount is a long thin rectangular bar that is D-shaped in cross-section with a flat underside. At the front of the mount is a small undecorated head that has a short beak with a rounded tip, this sits perpendicular to the neck. The neck is long, thin and straight with and oval in cross-section that slightly thickens towards the body, this neck rises at about a 30 degree angle from the body. On the main portion of the body is depicted the wings that are folded on the back of the bird, there is a deep central grove dow…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-43A316
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy lozenge shaped plate brooch that has a raised ring that creates a central recessed panel that would have contained enamel. Traces of enamel are still present in the edges of the plate this shows a small square consisting of a chequerboard of small white and blue rods, with other small portions of red enamel scattered around the edge. It is likely that the overall pattern of the enamel infill would have been a chequerboard of red squares with blue and white squares. On the reverse is a projecting pierced double lug that forms the mount for the pin at one end with the catchp…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-4344FE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
silver penny of Charles I (AD 1625-1649) Obverse: bust facing left I behind CAROLVS D G M B F ET H REX Reverse: oval shield with royal coat of arms IUSTITIA THRONUM FIRMAT Note: there is a pierced hole at 11 O'clock on the obverse, 1 o'clock on the reverse
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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