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Record ID: GLO-4731EA
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Somerset
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Silver stirrup-shaped finger ring that has a narrow circular cross-section hoop that expands along the top edge to form a low pointed bezel with gentle sloping shoulders.  The tip of the bezel is moulded into a domed knop, presumably to replicate a stone. Stirrup-shaped finger rings are common as stray finds and there are a number of similar examples recorded on the database. This type of ring is also known from excavated sites (see Egan and Pritchard (1991, 326-327). Close parallels to this example include: HAMP-0E8D77, SUR-6D9473 (2021T763), WILT-D8B757 (2021T568), These fing…
Created on: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winscombe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-45F5C6
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver Post Medieval bodkin fragment that is missing the central portion and pointed tip of the pin. The remaining head of the pin consists of a circular ear scoop terminal that is currently bent, this is followed by a tapering oval section that has a circular piercing at its widest point. Finally a transverse collar leads to the top of the pin which is decorated with a four pedalled flower motif flanked by two recessed transverse bands. At the truncated forward edge is the partial remains of the rectangular hollow which has only one bent side arm remaining, this would have then lead…
Created on: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Painswick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-4455F7
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, Medieval silver piedfort striking of a coin-type known as the double parisis of Charles IV the Fair, King of France (1322-1328). The type was originally introduced in 1323. The reference to the coin is J. Duplessy, Les monnaies françaises royales (1988) no. 244b; an alternative reference work, J. Lafaurie, Les monnaies des rois de France (1951), no. 224, records known piedfort strikings as well as coins and in it there are listed three piedforts of this denomination Obverse: large central jewelled crown KAROLVS REX Reverse: A cross with lis terminals CDOnETA &lo…
Created on: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Painswick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-43B24A
Object type: RELIQUARY
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete late Medieval, or perhaps early Post Medieval, silver gilt circular reliquary box pendant that depicts the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei) and dates to the 15th century to mid-16th century.  The pendant is circular in plan and rectangular in section. It is constructed from a flat circular silver disc (forming the face panel) with a rectangular strip soldered to the outside edge to form the reward facing sides of the box.  A recessed 1mm step runs around the inside edge of the rear aperture; this would be where rear panel would have been inserted but is subsequently mi…
Created on: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Harescombe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-057123
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Mesolithic or Neolithic knapped flint axe or adze head. This is the rear section of the tool; in cross-section this has a narrow elliptic shape with pointed terminals whilst in plan the side’s tapper to the narrow, rounder butt.  There are multiple flaking scars covering both the ventral and dorsal sides, on one dorsal side the flaking scars and rather smooth and the regular curve of the sides suggest this are may have been partially ground and polished. The middle and forward edge of the artefact is truncated, the resulting break is very uneven. The flint, i…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-04E60A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A zoomorphic Medieval copper-alloy tubular buckle frame dating from AD 1100 - 1200. The loop of the buckle frame would have been made from a simple strap bar but this is truncated. The forward edge is a moulded cylinder that shaped into an animal head form with a gaping mouth. The top of the cylinder forms the top of the head of the beast with triangular ears behind raised brows ridges decorated with transverse lines, below are lentoid eyes with recessed pellet pupils. A ridge runs down the centre terminating in a triangular nose at the tip. The aperture of the cylinder (internal apert…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-8A9157
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age gold stater of the Western Region / Dobunni, tree type. Dating to 20BC-AD5 Obverse: All detail has worn away but would have originally displayed a tree symbol. Reverse: Triple-tailed horse right, wheel below (detail above is unreadable)
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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Record ID: GLO-87276D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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A complete copper alloy penannular brooch of an enamelled zoomorphic F1 Type. The frame of the penannular is circular in cross-section and decorated with a series of close set shallow rings the cover he length of the frame, although some section appear to be absent either through wear or corrosion. The terminal is an expanded into a sub-triangular block that has a highly decorated to form a stylised head of a beast that has an open mouth that grips the end of the frame.  The beast has a narrow snout into which the fame is inserted, behind the head expands to form a sub-rectangula…
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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Record ID: GLO-34C8A6
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large, Post-Medieval to Modern pewter spoon. The stem is of circular section, terminating in a clean break. The bowl of the spoon is oval and has been flattened from its presumably concave shape. The spoon has suffered considerable damage; the end with the tip and one side becoming truncated: The end of the handle has broken away resulting in only about 20% remaining, the stem has also been bent back over itself down the side of the bowl.
Created on: Friday 10th June 2022
Last updated: Friday 10th June 2022
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Record ID: GLO-3498D4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy double looped buckle with trapezoidal frames that have a moulded undulation forward edge. The corners at the front of the frame are expanded to form a scroll work knop terminal.
Created on: Friday 10th June 2022
Last updated: Friday 10th June 2022
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Record ID: GLO-3477BA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy trumpet brooch that has an oval head plate, on the reverse is a single loop that would have held the spring. The undecorated bow emanates from the front of the head plate curving down to a moulded knee at the apex of the bow; the lower leg is again undecorated. Date 75-175AD
Created on: Friday 10th June 2022
Last updated: Friday 10th June 2022
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Record ID: GLO-F83E32
Object type: VERVEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Post-Medieval silver vervel (hawking ring) dating c. AD 1530-1560, of Lewis and Richardson's type C.ii. The hoop of the vervel consists of a small band made from a strip of silver that is rectangular is shape and cross-section. Crudely soldered to the top of the band and aligned perpendicular is a flat shield shaped bezel. The upper face of the bezel is decorated with an engraved image of a standing hedgehog facing left and contained within a linear border. The animal is represented with a large oval body with short lines for the quills.  The oval head, seen on the …
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 17th June 2022
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Record ID: GLO-F5FE51
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Charles I silver sixpence. Date 1633-1634 Tower mint Obverse: Crowned bust left; VI behind Obverse inscription: CAROLVS D G MAG BR FR ET HI REX Reverse: Royal coat of arms over cross fourchée Reverse inscription: CHRISTO AUSPICE REGNO Mintmark: portcullis
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2022
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Record ID: GLO-F5E8A5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver shilling of James I Date 1603-1625 mint mark rose dating this to 1605-1606 Obverse: crowned bust facing right, XII to the left IACOBUS D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HIB REX Reverse: square shield with the royal coat of arms QUA DEUS CONIUNXIT NEMO SEPARET
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2022
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Record ID: GLO-F5CDB3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver half groat of Elizabeth I Dated to 1594-1596 mint mark Woolpack. Obverse: crowned bust facing left, two pellets behind E D G ROSA SINE SPINA Reverse: shield with the royal coat of arms divided by a long cross CIVITAS LONDON
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2022
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Record ID: GLO-F5C0D9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy seal finger ring with an oval bezel has been carved with a crowned letter I flanked by branches; this is all contained within a recessed border. The hoop is complete with bevelled sides giving it a trapezoid cross section. This artefact dates to the 14th century.
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2022
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Record ID: GLO-F5B73B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead cloth seal probably of 17th or 18th century date The seal is of circular, two-disc type. One face comprises of the large central letters B C. The opposite face is incomplete but shows there would have been an inscription running around the outside [...]BL[...] with a central image in the centre, which is now unreadable,
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2022
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Record ID: GLO-F59830
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead cloth seal probably of 17th or 18th century date The seal is of circular, two-disc type. One face comprises of a central crown with a possible rose below. The opposite face is unfortunately worn flat removing all detail. Other examples of cloth seals displaying a crowned rose can be found at BH-269CEA, LEIC-5BA057 and OXON-EF489C
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2022
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Record ID: GLO-F56E52
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead circular pot mend with expanded plates on the top and bottom edges. Possible fragment od Severn Valley Ware is retained in between the plates.
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2022
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: GLO-F56414
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An oval pot mend with expanded plates on the top and bottom edges
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2022
Spatial data recorded.


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