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Record ID: NMGW-1D8A07
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
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An incomplete copper alloy and enamel object of likely Early Medieval date. The object appears to be largely complete apart from patches of surface loss, minor edge damage and the loss of the outer parts of the reverse perforated lugs. The object consists of a plate with uneven thickness and a slightly curved profile. In plan it is rectangular with one end rounded the other end rectilinear, the rounded end terminating with a projecting circular knop. The obverse of the object is decorated with geometric motifs executed in champlevé enamel. The design is executed in two main p…
Created on: Tuesday 21st June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-0B4A0B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy mount The cast mount is incomplete and distorted (with a length of 76.6mm, a straightened length of 78.4mm and a weight of 16.1g). The terminals have projecting knops of D-shaped section before the attachment perforations (of 3.5mm and 4.1mm diameter)   and are marked by edge faceting to define the terminals. The arms were of Sub-triangular section, now worn and corroded (with a width of 9.8mm and a thickness of 3.4mm). At the centre is a square panel (12mm square and 3.0mm thick) with damaged projections on one side, possibly originally forming a loop …
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-0B312C
Object type: ROTARY KEY
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
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Copper alloy rotary key of uncertain date, possibly Roman or medieval The cast key is incomplete, missing the bit (with a surviving length of 87.5mm and a weight of 32.2g). The bow is circular (19.3mm diameter external and 12.3mm internal) and of sub-triangular section (4.6mm wide and 2.3mm – 3.5mm thick), with a mid-ridge on the interior. The bow is somewhat worn, particularly around the top possibly from suspension. The collar moulding is rectangular-sectioned (10.0mm wide and 6.0mm thick) and comparatively long (at 13.2mm) decorated on each face with a central wide rounded gr…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-0B04E8
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix of 12th or 13th century date. The cast seal matrix is of faceted handle form with a circular die (with a length of 28.8mm and a weight of 11.8g) and is near-complete but heavily-corroded. At the apex of the handle is the attachment loop, originally of lozenge form, now worn (8.0mm wide) with a circular perforation (3.5mm diameter). At the base of the loop is a triple ribbed moulding on the hexagonally faceted handle, which widens to the sub-circular die (20.7mm – 22.0mm diameter). The seal die is corroded and the detail is no longer clear but ap…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-CD39F4
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy harness pendant of 13th or 14th century date. The cast pendant is of two-piece form, comprising a quatrefoil frame with an inner cross pendant and is missing the top of the loop (with a surviving overall length of 57.8mm and weight of 15.4g). The pendant was suspended from an attachment mount through a lug at the apex (9.7mm deep), now broken through the perforation (of 4.9mm diameter). Below the lug is another hinge for the inner pendant with a dome-headed copper alloy hinge pin (9.7mm long). The outer quatrefoil frame (38mm long and 38.0mm wide) has rounded lob…
Created on: Friday 17th June 2022
Last updated: Friday 17th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-8BBC6A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hammered medieval silver penny of Edward I (1272 - 1307), dating to c.AD 1300. Class 9b. Mint of Exeter.  North (1991) Volume 2, p 30 no 1037/1
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-8AD3D1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A struck medieval silver penny of Henry III (1216 to 1272 AD), voided long cross Class IIIc (1248 to 1250 AD), minted at London by Nicole. 
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-767552
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver Roman denarius of Galba (AD 68-69), with empress Livia - Galba’s patron in his earlier career - on the reverse.
Created on: Monday 13th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 13th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-76627D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman nummus of Constans (AD 337-350), , dating to the period AD 343-348. 
Created on: Monday 13th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 27th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-7264F5
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragmentary cast copper alloy sword blade fragment, probably of Late Bronze Age date (c.1150-750 BC), possibly of Wilburton or Ewart Park metalworking industry of Needham’s (1991) Periods 4-5, dated 1150-750 BC. The fragment is rectangular in plan and lenticular in section with an overall surviving length of 59.4mm. The fragment has straight transverse breaks on each end and there is a slight bend in the length , suggesting deliberate breakage prior to deposition (‘ritually killed’). The blade has a shallow raised central midrib c.13.5mm wide on both faces (overall …
Created on: Monday 13th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 13th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-724C80
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cardiff
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Earliest Iron Age bronze socketed axe of Type Sompting, Tower Hill variant, dating to the Llyn Fawr metalworking assemblage (c. 800-600 BC) (O’Connor 2007). This is a virtually complete socketed axe, with a relatively short and slender body. The sides of the axe are moderately concave, leading towards a well expanded blade edge which has a shallow curve. The mouth is sub-rectangular shaped in plan, appearing at its deepest front-to-back. The axe has a double mouth moulding, the uppermost of which is the most prominent and positioned approximately 8.0mm from the mouth socket. The…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-0C8EC8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Colchester Derivative Hinged Pin (CD H) brooch, dating to the early Roman period (c. AD 43-120). The brooch is missing the pin, part of the bow and the whole foot and catchplate, as well as the end of the left wing. The wings of the bow consist of the robust cylinders 31.5mm in incomplete width and a maximum of 7.7mm thick. The wings are hollow, containing the corroded iron axis bar visible at the ends of the wings and in the slot for the pin cut into the centre of the reverse of the head. The wings are decorated by three transverse grooves each, alth…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-0C8268
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy penannular brooch of Roman to Early Medieval date (100 to 700 AD), but likely from the 6th to early 7th century AD. The brooch is of Booth/Fowler Type G (Booth, 2014). The brooch is fragmentary, missing the pin, one terminal and most of the frame. The frame survives as a curved segment ending in a break 20.4mm long, with a round cross section 4.6mm in diameter. The frame is decorated with a 6.3mm long section of transverse ribbing on its outer surface The terminal has a flat cross section, tapering slightly from the outer to inner edge, decreasing in t…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Last updated: Friday 10th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-0C5D04
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cardiff
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead flat circular seal matrix of Medieval date (Probably 13th century AD). The seal is flat and circular although distorted. The reverse of the seal bears a lug at the top and is decorated with a central pellet and three concentric moulded circles. The 9.2mm long, 8.3mm tall lug is unperforated and bent sideways against the reverse of the matrix. The edge of the reverse is raised all the way around. The central motif of the matrix is a fleur-de-lis with a central pellet and strongly curved petals within a concentric circular field. The lily is oriented in line with t…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-0C49D4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester Derivative Polden Hill (CD PH) brooch of Roman date (c. 75-175 AD). The brooch is of Mackreth's (2011) Type CD PH 4.h. The brooch is incomplete, missing one wing, the spring, pin, and most of the catchplate. The brooch has a bulbous, humped “dolphin” style head 15.2mm wide excluding the wings, 18.5mm high and 23.5mm deep. The surviving right wing has a hollow C shaped section and perforated end cap- the perforation blocked with iron corrosion from the now missing axis bar. The brooch has a simple central moulded bar running it…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-0B8AC2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch of Colchester Derivative Hinged (CD H) type (c.AD 43-120). The brooch is missing the pin, catchplate and foot. The tubular wings (c.2mm diameter) span a width of 27.0mm. Much of the original surface has been lost, but a single raised transverse moulding survives on one wing. Any decoration at the wing terminals has been lost. On the reverse, the rectangular pin slot is filled with iron corrosion and iron corrosion is seen at the ends of each wing, indicating the axis bar and probably the pin were made of iron. The bow is plain (or else any d…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-0B7D06
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch of Colchester Derivative Polden Hill type (c.AD 75-175). The brooch belongs to Mackreth’s (2011) CD PH 4.f subtype. The brooch consists of the head, bow, foot and catchplate with an overall length of 42.7mm. The spring and pin are missing in old damage. The short, sub-cylindrical wings (c.4.9mm diameter) are slightly angled with a width of 14.8mm between them. The ends of the wings have been lost to old damage. On the reverse, the head and wings are concave to accommodate the spring mechanism and the ends of the wings (now missing) w…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-06FAF6
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy cosmetic mortar of Late Iron Age to Roman date (c.100 BC-AD 200). The crescentic mortar is of end-looped type with a total length of 76.2mm and a weight of 22.87g. The end-loop has straight sides and a rounded external edge (3.2-4.0mm thick) and is of turned-over form with an everted end, possibly representing a stylised bird’s head (Jackson 2010: 23). The centre of the loop is teardrop shaped with internal dimensions 13mm x 8.6mm (17.3mm external from top to bottom, 26.1mm from end to everted end). The bow tapers at each end reaching a maximum widt…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-F6A6C7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a medieval silver farthing of Edward II (1307-1327), class 11, minted in London, 1310-1314 (North 1070/1 / W 30)
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 16th June 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-F61597
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete medieval silver penny probably of Edward III (1327-1377), probably class 15d, minted at the archiepiscopal mint in York, 1327-1335 (North 1098). Clipped.
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 16th June 2022
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