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Record ID: HESH-E90EAB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative Polden Hill type of Roman date (80-120 AD). The wings are lost having been broken flush with the body of the bow and the brooch is heavily eroded by movement in the plough soil. The wings, spring, pin, lower bow, foot and catchplate are all lost. The head of the brooch bow is hump like - being comma shaped in profile. The bow is D shaped in cross section. It extends to a broken eroded point on the lower bow. Due to erosion it is difficult to comment on decorative design. The brooch is a mid - light green colour with an eve…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6C7EF9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative Polden Hill type brooch of Roman date (80-120 AD). The wings are complete with flat and pierced end cap. The axis bar, spring and pin are all lost; the spring would have been secured by an external chord which was fixed to a rearward facing hook positioned at the midpoint on the upper edge of the reverse. The head of the brooch bow is hump like - being comma shaped in profile. The bow is D shaped in cross section. It extends to a rounded 'bun shaped' foot with a projecting knop. The catch-plate is formed from a rib on the rear of…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6BF92C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete enamelled cast copper alloy Roman trumpet-headed brooch dating from second century (100 - 200) AD. The head of the brooch is similar to the more common trumpet brooch whereas the bow extends to an extended enamel plate which expands symmetrically to either side of the bow. It tapers to a regular turned bulbous knop like foot. The head of the brooch is complete although abraded; it has lost its small head loop. The head is broadly oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. The reverse of the head has two projecting lugs positioned on either edge. These are pierced and have a…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6BC7B9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete enamelled cast copper alloy Roman trumpet-headed brooch dating from second century (100 - 200) AD. The head of the brooch is similar to the more common trumpet brooch whereas the bow extends to an extended enamel plate which expands symmetrically to either side of the bow. It tapers to a regular turned (onion shaped) bulbous knop like foot. The head of the brooch is complete although abraded; it has lost its small head loop. The head is broadly oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. The reverse of the head has two projecting lugs positioned on either edge. These are pierced …
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6B70A3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy plate brooch / disc brooch of early Roman date (100-200 AD). The brooch has been rolled, probably recently, in the ploughsoil. In plan the brooch is broadly circular with eight projecting evenly spaced lobes - many of which are damaged. In profile it is flat apart from a project central turned boss. The upper surface is decorated with both cast and inlaid designs. The central boss is round and its sides are waisted, it is integrally cast and project 4.9mm from the surface of the plate. The boss is enclosed by an annulet of copper alloy and a circular field of ename…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6A5EB5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch dating from c. AD 70 - 170. The bow of the brooch has an angular profile and an irregular lentoid shaped cross section. The bow tapers from a flared head to a complete out-turned foot knop. The head of the brooch is near-complete; it is oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. The reverse of the head is concave and has one D shaped projecting bar positioned at the mid-point of the head. The central bar is pierced (diameter 4.6 mm) to retain a turned copper alloy spring and pin; both are lost. From the upper edge of the head extends a comple…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-69D44A
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy bag seal of later post medieval date (1500-1750). The seal is rectangular in plan although the edges have been eroded through movement in the ploughsoil. It is formed from a single sheet of lead alloy which has been folded and squeezed around a length of cord closing a bag. Both the upper and lower edges have a cast - but eroded design comprising a series of letters - these have been impressed / stamped onto the piece. The front face reads: H or A V II and reverse: XV WCVS - each enclosed with ovals of pellets. The seal is a mid-cream white colour with a well preserve…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-69B971
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy cloth seal or bag seal of later post medieval date (1500-1750). The seal is circular in plan although the edges have been eroded through movement in the ploughsoil. There is no tab suggesting that it is part of a two part cloth seal, although this may have been lost. The upper face is decorated with a cast deign comprising of a lion passant facing left with its front paw raised and tail curled over its back. The lion is contained within a beaded circular border and a tressure of arches. In front of the lion is the number or initial I. The reverse face is plain and und…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-68E06A
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy openwork mount or hooked tag of Early Post Medieval date (AD 1550-1650). The mount is sub circular in plan, with a integrally cast projecting hook on one side. This hook is broken and all that remains is a rectangular tab of metal. The decoration on the front is pieced and consists of an integrally cast crescent moon, with a face present, looking towards a six pointed star. The hook element extends from the star. The back of the mount is plain and undecorated. The remains of two projecting hooks broken flush with the back plate are present. The mount is …
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6885B5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver Penny of Henry III - Class 7b struck by the moneyer Joan at the mint in Canterbury C. AD 1236 North: 936
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-43C342
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver unit (coin) of the Dobunnic tribe - most probably an uninscribed unit c. AD 20-43? Obverse: debased head shown in both profile (right) and facing - elements formed from serpentine curls, ring and dots, five pointed stars and single pellets Reverse: debased triple tailed horse advancing left - arrowhead? trilobed star above - three pellets below. In other examples the coin is inscribed EI above horse and SV below. On this example there is no evidence for these letters. Reference: ABC 2078, BMC 3052-3
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4392F9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken silver republican Denarius of Mark Anthony; struck at a mint moving with M. Antoninus between 32-31 BC Obv: Ship facing right within a border of dots. The coin has been marked by several punched stamps: 1. An annulet shaped mark over ship. Above: ANT AVG Below: [III VIR R P C] Rev: Aquila (Eagle) between two standards in field below [LEG] VI Crawford: RRC :page 541 ref: 29 Reece Period: 1
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-CFB739
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Silver Penny of Edward II (AD 1307-1327), Long Cross (sterling) coinage, class 10cf3b (1307-1309), Obverse: Crowned bust facing. Crown formed with low central lis, bi-foliate, side fluers, and spear shaped ornament. Drapery is formed of edges, and there is a distinctive circular nick/punch on the left hand side of the neck. EDWA R ANGL D [NS HY]B Reverse: long cross divides fields and inscription, within each divided quarter there is 3 pellets VILL SCI EDMV[NDI] Weight: 1.34 grams, Diameter: 18.44mm, Die Axis: 9 o'clock Reference: North 1042/2
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chelmarsh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-CFA0B6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Silver Penny (fragment) of Edward I (AD 1279-1307), Long Cross (sterling) coinage, class 4a (1282-83), Obverse: Crowned bust facing. Crown formed with high central lis, tri-foliate side fluers, and spear shaped ornaments. Comma shaped abbreviation mark EDW R A[NGL DNS]HWB Reverse: long cross divides fields and inscription, within each divided quarter there is 3 pellets [CIVI]TAS LON[DON] Weight: 0.81 grams, Diameter: 20.49mm, Width 11.29 Die Axis: 1 o'clock Reference: North 1023
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chelmarsh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A874B5
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap fitting of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is an octofoil shape in plan with four wide lobes interspaced by four small knops. The front face is flat and it is rectangular in section. The edges of the fitting are bevelled. The front face is undecorated but may have originally had a gilded applied surface. The reverse face is also flat and has two cast sub-rectangular projections (hooks) positioned on either edge of the fitting. These hooks pass through the strap leather and hold the fitting in place. A small section of mid grey black co…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A84E71
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap fitting of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is circular in plan and domed in profile. The front face is convex whilst the reverse is concave. The edges of the fitting are bevelled. The front face has been decorated with three concentric cast circles which are evenly spaced around a central circular boss. Small traces of an applied tinned finish are present on the front face of the fitting. The reverse face of the fitting is concave with two cast sub-rectangular projections (hooks) positioned on either edge of the fitting. These hooks wo…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-7E18E7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy asymmetrical D shaped buckle of post medieval date (1300-1500). The frame of the buckle is complete being broadly D shaped in plan with an integrally cast bar which divides the buckle into two parts irregularly. The central bar is notched to hold the pin - now lost, and opposing it on the external frame iss a recessed pin rest, positoined on a slight knop. The external faces of the buckle are not decorated and there are no traces of an applied surface. Small projecting knops are present above the middle bar and the whole buckle has areas of iron corrosion p…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Albrighton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-7DEE54
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy asymmetrical double looped buckle of probable post medieval date (1575-1700). The buckle frame is sub-rectangular with a slight off-set central bar to which a pin would have been attached. This bar is positioned to sub-divide the frame irregularly. The pin is missing. There is no evidence for a recessed pin rest on frame The exterior edge is decorated with incised lines. The buckle is a mid grey green colour with an abraded surface patina. It is possible that it was originally decorated with an applied white metal coating / tinning. Movement in the ploughsoil has resulte…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-7DD0BC
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy single looped rectangular buckle of later medieval date (1300-1450). The frame of the buckle is rectangular in plan and oval in cross section. The buckle frame is complete; along one edge is a recessed and off-set strap bar which has an oval shaped cross section. The pin and plate are lost. The opposite long edge is thickened at the ends and narrowed at the mid point,the remains of a heavily corroded rolled sheet metal plate is present which is wrapped around teh frame to form a crude roller.There is no pin rest. IThe corners of the frame are thickened, and teh remai…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-7D858C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy buckle frame of post-medieval date (1660-1720). The frame of the buckle is rectangular in plan with two central drilled holes to which an iron spindle / axis bar was fixed but is now lost. In profile the frame is slightly bowed. There is no evidence for a pin rest on the frame. The face of the buckle is decorated with vertical ribs on the short edges and linear grooves along the upper and lower edge - the exterior edge has a serated cock's comb projection. The buckle is dark grey colour. Similar examples to this buckle can be seen in Ross Whitehead's book 'Buckles 1…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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