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Record ID: NMGW-9883F6
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze mould for casting palstaves of Group III, Low Flanged Type of Taunton Metalworking Industry and probably dated to c. 1400 - 1200BC The mould is represented by one valve of the pair, with a fragment missing from its base (blade end) (with a length of 197mm and a weight of 510.8g). The mouth (with a thickness of 14mm) is flat on its top surface and is damaged on one side. The exterior of the mould was circular-sectioned at its apex (with a diameter of 43.0mm) becoming hexagonal-sectioned at the neck, which has near straight and parallel sides as far as the positi…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-5EE5EE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman leaded copper alloy penannular brooch of Fowler's (1960) Type B (or 'omega' / Iberian type) and of sub-type B3, probably of c. mid-1st to early-2nd century AD date The brooch is complete with frame and pin, although it is possible that the pin is secondary (with a width of 42.0mm, a frame height of 39.9mm and a weight of 17.1g). The hoop is of faceted quadrilateral section, with a central ridge on face (with a width of 5.0mm to 5.7mm and a thickness of 4.7mm). There is evidence of differential wear and corrosion on the apex of the hoop, caused by the pin-loop. The rear of the h…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-DADB4F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late medieval lead alloy or pewter brooch, probably of 13th to 15th century date The cast brooch is near-complete, missing the pin and part of the outside of the frame (with a length of 33.8mm, a width of 30.0mm and a weight of 4.1g). The openwork brooch frame has a sub-circular central opening (16.4mm wide and 14.8mm long) around an zoomorphic openwork frame of D-shaped section (2.4mm thick). The frame depicts an unusual scene that is difficult to interpret. Both sides comprise a standing beast, probably lions or dogs with the tails looped upwards and returning at the shoulders. The t…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-F4A584
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age leaf-shaped, short tanged flint dagger of c. 2250 - 2000BC date The dagger is of 'Beaker Type' and is complete and comparatively small (with a length of 113.2mm, a maximum width of 40.2mm and a weight of 41.0g). The butt (with a length of 38mm) is of pointed V-shaped form. The form of the butt was likely to have been determined by a patch of rough cortex running along one edge of the butt and subsequently mirrored on the opposite side. The sides diverge (for a length of 28mm) before rounded notches on both sides (where the dagger has a width of 30.3mm) formed by pres…
Created on: Monday 1st August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-4AF507
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold mourning ring. The outer surface is engraved with a fine trellis-style pattern, inlaid in dark blue-black enamel. In place of a bezel, there is a cartouche of white enamel. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: Prepared bee to follow me in italic script. The lettering retains slight traces of dark blue-black enamel. Internal hoop diameter 18mm; maximum band width 2.2mm; band thickness 1.2mm; weight 2.5g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. Metal Content Elemental analysis was undertaken by Mary Davis using a Bruker TRAC…
Created on: Friday 7th August 2015
Last updated: Friday 7th August 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-2C38AD
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy coin weight Dutch (Zeeland) for English of Edward IV (1461-70) 4.53g, corroded
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 18th June 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-1A4005
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token Ireland, token, probably a farthing, possibly Youghal (c. 1650-1654) 0.81g, corroded
Created on: Wednesday 17th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swansea Bay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-191612
Object type: ANNULAR BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval lead/tin alloy, probably pewter annular brooch of 13th to 14th century date The cast brooch is near-complete, missing the pin but the frame is distorted and is now oval (31.0mm x 25.9mm, 2.6mm thick and weighing 2.0g). The frame is circular sectioned (1.7mm diameter) and is without a pin constriction or notch. The brooch is decorated with three triangular, or shield-shaped devices (7.3mm - 7.5mm long, 5.5mm wide and1.5mm thick) equidistantly placed and positioned on the top of the hoop. Each of the shield-devices is decorated with four horizontal ribs but is unlikely to be h…
Created on: Wednesday 17th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 17th June 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-17B95A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post medieval copper alloy buckle of mid-16th to mid-17th century date The cast buckle frame is of rectangular form (33.7mm long, 46.1mm wide and weighing 18.7g) and is complete except for the pin. The integral outside edge resembles a roller and is decorated with diagonal notches either side of a central notch for the pin. The underside of the outside edge is bevelled. The sides have two rounded lobes, with a larger lobe near the bar (9mm deep and 5.4mm thick). The bar is offset and narrowed. The surface is unpatinated, tarnished 'bronze'.
Created on: Wednesday 17th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 17th June 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-EB851C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
~~Roman copper alloy brooch of Co;lchester-derivative type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and upper bow only (with a surviving length of 22.7mm, a surviving depth of 9.9mm and a weight of 7.4g). The brooch employed a copper alloy spring mechanism, a small part of which survives on one side. The spring was secured between lateral lugs and the chord tensioned by a lug at the head. The chord remains within the head lug. The wings are semi-cylindrical (with a width of 25.7mm and a diameter of 7.2mm) and are heavily-corroded although t…
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-EB4B2C
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
~~Medieval lead alloy pilgrim's badge probably of 15th or early 16th century date The badge is in the form of a letter 'B' in Lombardic script and appears to be near-complete (with a length of 22.0mm, a width of 17.4mm, a thickness of 1.0mm and a weight of 1.8g). The front face would have been flat and is now a little distorted. The letter has a straight upward bar with serifs projecting to the rear. The letter widens slightly at the curving outside end and is narrowest at the middle central bar. The face has no further decoration. The rear face is less finished and has the stubs of …
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 15th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'off Uplands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-EAB966
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age tanged and collared chisel of Late Bronze Age date, probably of Wilburton or Ewart Park metalworking industry, corresponding with Needham's (1996) Periods 6-7, dated to 1150 - 750BC. The chisel is incomplete missing nearly all the tang (with a surviving length of 50.8mm and a weight of 19.0g). The surviving part of the tang is short (at 3mm) and appears to be of sub-square section. The tang gradually widens to define a flanged shoulder/ "collar" moulding of sub-oval form, probably worn (15.2mm long and 13.3mm wide) and gradually narrows below the flanged shoulder. The si…
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'off uplands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-AFBAB3
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late medieval to early post-medieval lead-tin alloy chape, probably from a dagger scabbard. The cast chape is incomplete, eroded at the mouth (with a length of 27.2mm and a weight of 4.5g). The mouth is somewhat misshapen and would originally have been D-shaped to sub-oval (17.3mm x 13.0mm with a wall thickness of 0.7mm). There is some damage below the mouth, probably incorporating a damaged rivet attachment hole. The surface is corroded masking the decoration but a rib is discernible below the mouth, possibly flanked by grooves above and below. Any other decoration is uncertain, ther…
Created on: Friday 12th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'off the upland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-AEC0F7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval annular brooch of pewter or lead-tin alloy and of 13th or 14th century date The brooch is near-complete, missing the lower part of the pin but is heavily-corroded (with a weight of 3.4g). The annular frame is sub-circular (with an external diameter of 24.8mm - 25.9mm, an internal diameter of 18.5 - 19.0mmmm) and is circular sectioned 2.4mm diameter). The encrusted corrosion has masked much of the decoration but a cast twisted, 'cable' motif is evident over one half of the frame and probably only on one face. No decoration is evident on the other face. There is a constriction …
Created on: Friday 12th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 12th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'off uplands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-AC4E22
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval annular brooch of pewter or lead-tin alloy and of 14th century date The brooch is near-complete, missing the tip of the pin but is heavily-corroded (with a weight of 7.9g). The annular frame is circular (with an external diameter of 29.9mm - 30.2mm, an internal diameter of 18.5mm) and is rectangular sectioned (3.1mm - 3.8mm thick). The encrusted corrosion has masked the decoration although an outside border is evident, inside of which are repeating semi-circular or D-shaped arcs on one face. No decoration is evident on the reverse face. There is a constriction for the pin on…
Created on: Friday 12th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 12th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'off uplands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-709985
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze blade, possibly a dirk of Group II blade with a damaged butt. The dirk is incomplete with some peripheral damage to the butt and some distortion (with a length of 131.4mm and a weight of 19.7g). The shoulders are eroded but are probably close to their original width (with a surviving width of 39.2mm). The original form of the hilt is now uncertain and there are no definitive arcs from rivet holes present along the edges although it is possible to suggest an arc at the apex, towards the more complete shoulder side. The butt is thinned (with a thickness at th…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-708145
Object type: HARNESS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy harness fitting or terret of strap-mounted type of late 1st or 2nd century AD date. The cast terret is of double-looped (strap-mounted) form, is incomplete and eroded, missing the basal loop (with an overall surviving length of 50.2mm and a weight of 24.1g). The hoop is decorated with three knobbed mouldings (giving an overall width of 61.9mm) and are comparatively elaborate. The hoop is oval (with an internal width of 34.0mm and internal height of 26.2mm) and is also oval sectioned near the base, becoming sub-circular and thinning towards the apex (with a maxi…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 22nd May 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-700BD1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver coin Edward IV second reign (1471-83) half groat, Canterbury North 1640 1.02, incomplete
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 15th June 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-6FFB9D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver coin Edward I (1272-1307) penny, London Class 4b (1280-9) 1.02g, incomplete and worn
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-6FB863
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval silver coin Charles I (1625-49) penny, London Privy mark: two pellets; Group D (c. 1632-7) North 2270 0.39g
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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