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Record ID: NMGW-D87FB1
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-Medieval silver pedestal type or fob seal matrix. The face is oval with a tapering fluted handle, crowned with a circular suspension loop. The engraved motif on the face comprises a heart surmounted by a series of radiating rays. The heart is pierced with a single flighted arrow pointing right (left in wax impression). Beneath the heart are a pair of clasped hands with stylised cuffs above a bed of three flowers. The flowers are comprised of five stamped petals and a stem. The motif is set within a beaded border, following the outline of the die face. The handle is octagona…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C6437A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative silver-gilt posy-ring. The hoop fragment is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is cast with a repeating pattern of cells and raised single dots or pellets. Raised dots also fill the field between the cells and the plain borders. The areas between the raised decoration are inlaid with white and green enamel, most of which is now missing. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: FEARE·GOD·ONLI, in Roman capitals. The hoop is slightly distorted. The internal diameter is 17.6 x 17.2mm; external diameter 19 x 19.6mm; band width 4.8 mm; band thi…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C5F371
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold fede or fidelity ring. The hoop is of wounds triangular cross-section. The outer surface is plain. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: Feare god and love mee, in vertical italic script. Internal hoop diameter 18.6 mm; external hoop diameter 23.2mm; band width 2.3mm; band height 4.8mm; weight 5.31g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C595D8
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver gilt dress-hook with a thin back-plate cut from a sheet, cusped around the edge. The back-plate supports a hollow, cast heart-shaped boss. On the reverse of the back plate can be seen the scar for the silver hook which was originally soldered to the plate. The bar loop is complete. The hollow heart supports filigree ornament of circlets within larger circles, and raised silver pellets. Larger pellets occur in the spaces between the filigree circlets. Gilding is partial on the back. Overall dimensions 15.8 x 19mm; height including loop 16.5mm; internal width of loop 10mm; wei…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C477CA
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Caerphilly
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two Post-Medieval silver cuff links. Two cuff links of identical design. Each is formed of two circular discs with bevelled sides and a lipped rim, joined together by an oval wire link. The face of each disc bears a raised, stamped design of a pair of hearts side by side, surmounted by a jewelled and arched crown set against a faint stippled field, within a raised circular border. At the back of each disc are traces of a corresponding recessed design, obscured by solder for rounded attachment loops. Illegible makers' marks (observable using a microscope) are present at the apex of …
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-1DA363
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver bodkin-type dress pin. The object is the lower shaft and point of a silver bodkin-type dress-pin. The lower end of the slot on the bodkin survives, and it is likely that when complete it also had a perforation (eye) at one end. The shaft has a flattened quadrangular cross-section with bevelled edges, and is undecorated. The pin is bent, and has not received any conservation. Length (bent) 64.3mm; maximum width 4mm; maximum thickness 1.7mm; weight 3.08g.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-19DF6E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval silver fede or fidelity ring, very worn on outside but probably once gilt. The broad hoop has a plain outer surface, and a flattened D cross-section. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: I ˣ LIKE ˣ MY ˣ CHOYSE, in Roman capitals. Internal hoop diameter 19.7 mm; external hoop diameter 22.3mm; band width 6 mm; band T. 1mm; weight 4.25g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 14th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-6719BC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold posy ring of flattened D cross-section, and slightly mishapen. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text Fear God love me in italic script, preceded with a small rectangular hall mark with the initials AP. The ascenders on the d of the text turn to the left, ending in a small loop. The ascenders on the 'l' turn to right, ending in a small loop. These features can be seen in early eighteenth-century writing guides, such as George Shelley's Penna Volans, after ye English, French & Dutch Way, of c. 1710, and examples of business writing of about 1711 (Whalley 1980, 252-3…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-64A391
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a small post-medieval seal matrix (weight 5.25g.). The matrix is engraved with a motif of a naked male Eros with cherubic face facing forward, holding bow and arrow, shown with one wing and a quiver extending behind the back. The naked figure stands in a pasture of long vegetation. The handle tapers upwards to a circular loop with transverse perforation with apex knop, above a transverse collar. The oval matrix has a single engraved beaded border, and measures 14.6mm x 12.4mm. The height of the matrix is 19.2mm. The object, which is worn, has not undergone…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-6337C2
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Six post medieval silver coins: 1. Henry VIII (1509-47), groat, London; 2nd coinage, with privy-marks Lys (1529-32), obv./Rose (1526-9), rev. North 1797; 2.65g, unworn. 2 Elizabeth I (1558-1603), shilling, London; p.-m. Bell (1583). N.2014; 5.73g, unworn. 3 Elizabeth I, sixpence, London; p.-m. Key, dated 1595. N.2015; 2.50g, chipped. Some wear? 4 Elizabeth I, threepence, London; p.-m. Eglantine, dated 157?. N.1998; 1.37g, some wear. 5 Probably Elizabeth I, groat, p.-m.?. 0.97g, worn flat. 6 Uncertain, perhaps a 17th-century 'milled' threepence (after 1662). 0.75g, worn flat.…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-3C726B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold posy-ring (incomplete). The hoop fragment is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is cast with a repeating pattern of circular and diamond-shaped cells, the former having small raised quatrefoils, the latter raised single dots. Raised dots fill the field between the cells and the plain borders. The areas between the raised decoration are inlaid with white enamel, most of which is now missing, with intervening raised gold spots and cells. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: FANCI , in Roman capitals. Hoop distorted and diameter unobtainable;…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-3BA0FE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold ring in the form of a plain broad band of flattened D cross section. The inner face is engraved with legend X I LYKE MY CHOYS in Roman capitals. The hoop has an internal diameter of 19mm; external diameter of 21.6mm; band width 5.7mm; band thickness of 0.9mm; weight 6.41g. The finger ring from Llangunllo has a form which is hard to date, existing in the fifteenth century, and continuing up to the present. Dating is therefore reliant on the legend and the style of lettering, which is typical of a seventeenth-century date. There are a number of variants of this inscription rec…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-26A732
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold posy-ring. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is engraved with a repeating vegetal pattern of stylized flowers and scrolls, on a blue enamel background. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: Forget not the gift, in italic script. There is an oval hall-mark, double struck and now indecipherable. The internal hoop diameter 17 mm; maximum band width 2.5 mm; band thickness 0.8mm; weight 1.94g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The style of the lettering, which closely resembles that on an enamelled posy…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-172CA5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Caerphilly
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver gilt posy-ring. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is plain, and very worn (having lost its original gilding). The gilding is well preserved inside the hoop. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text Keep faith ˖ tell death, in italic script. Internal hoop diameter 19 mm; band width 5.5mm; band thickness 1.3mm; weight 3.45g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The form of the ring and style of lettering and wording of the inscription indicates that it dates to the seventeenth or early eighteenth century. There are s…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-15C80E
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cardiff
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Five fragments of silver badge in the form of a cockerel, made in repoussé technique out of thin sheet metal, and externally engraved to provide crisp details of feathers and wings. There are the remains of four wire attachment loops soldered to the reverse, one at the back of the head, one on the tail, and to on the 'ground' the cockerel stands on. There is a plain scroll running beneath the cockerel's breast engraved with the motto Si deus nobis/cum ('If God if for us, [who can be against us?]' - Romans 8.31) in neat lower case italic script. The height of the cockerel is 82.6mm…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-11D242
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The find comprises sixteen silver coins: thirteen English groats, 1352/3-1526/9; one half-groat of Henry VII (1485-1509); and two double patards from the Burgundian Netherlands (1467-74). No associated items were reported. The latest coins in the group (nos 11-14) all belong to the early years of Henry VIII's second coinage, struck between 1526 and 1529, giving a consistent terminus in the late 1520s. With one exception, the English coins are all groats (4d) and apart from the survival of one heavier coin of Edward III, all have weights in keeping with the standard current at the t…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-03238B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold mourning ring with stylized skull on outside of hoop. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text J. A. ob 25 July 98 aeta 37, in italic script (J. A. died 25th July ..98 aged 37). Internal hoop diameter 19 mm; band width 2.9mm; band thickness 1 mm; weight 2.7g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The form of the ring and style of lettering indicates that it dates to the late seventeenth century, a date confirmed by the commemorative inscription. The letter forms with top looped 'b' and 'l' , scrolls on …
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-02B0CE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold mourning ring with stylized skull on outside of hoop. The hoop, which is misshapen, is of flattened D cross-section. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text A. E. obijt 30 Jan' 17034, in italic script (A. E. died 30th January 1703/4). Internal hoop diameter 20.07 mm x 12.7mm; band width 4mm; band thickness 1.1mm; weight 3.34g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The form of the ring and style of lettering indicates that it dates to the early eighteenth century, a date confirmed by the commemorative inscription. The skull/death's head as a moti…
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-025DE1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of silver decorative mount, broken top and bottom. The outline has the superficial resemblance to spoon handle terminals, but the figurative decoration is the wrong way round, and the cast is hollow on the reverse and clearly intended to sit against a flat surface. The mount has a tapering form, widest the base of the main motif. This has the form of a crowned reliquary bust of a female saint with long hair, facing forward. The background is filled with asymmetrical vegetal scrolls, against a rusticated surface. Below the bust is a smaller triangular panel filled with what…
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Saturday 21st November 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-01F0F4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold posy-ring. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is cast with a repeating pattern of hearts chased for translucent red enamel between smaller circular elements similarly chased for opaque white enamel ('pearls') and translucent green enamel. Most of this enamel is now missing. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: My (heart symbol) is onely yours, in italic script. The heart symbol is chased and recessed in the manner of the hoop decoration. The ring is slightly misshapen. Internal hoop diameter 14.7 x 15.4 mm; maximum band widt…
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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