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Record ID: NMGW-C76188
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver gilt finger ring. The reported object is a silver gilt finger ring, comprising a decorated bezel soldered to the plain narrow silver band of triangular cross-section. The engraved decoration takes the form of a quatrefoil; the hoop is plain. Traces of gilding survive. The bezel measures 5.8 high x 6.2mm wide. The band width is 2.3mm; thickness 1.0mm; internal diameter 19.7 x 17.4mm; overall weight 1.32g.
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-4B403A
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic stone axehead, complete (with a length of 142.8mm and a weight of 536.3g) and has a consistent polish which has removed all the shaping, presumably through pecking. The butt is blunt and has an even curve (45mm wide). Both sides are straight and gradually divergent to the blade. The axe has a pointed elliptical body section and reaches a maximum thickness (of 35.3mm) approximately one third of the length from the blade (53mm from the blade). The blade is moderately rounded (and has a width of 80.4mm). The blade retains its edge and has a number of small nicks. Geological …
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-08A5A7
Object type: BROOCH PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The reported object is the pin from a small silver annular brooch of stirrup type. The four facets of the pin shaft, which is of diamond cross-section, are incised with zig-zag lines. The wrap-around head of the pin, which would have secured it to the annular frame of the brooch, is missing, but the stirrups that prevented cloth from snagging are partially preserved (surviving width 15.6mm).
Created on: Friday 15th January 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-7642E7
Object type: BRIDLE FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Iron Age to Early Roman cheek ring or side ring from a derivative three-link bridle bit (Spratling, Group II), probably of mid 1st century to mid 2nd century AD date. The cheek ring is complete and has an overall length of 71.9mm and weighs 104.0g. The loop at the apex of the ring has an internal diameter of 6-9mm and is of sub-rectangular section. At the head of the loop is an irregular malformed trumpet moulding on one side only, but appears to be conjoined to the other side of the loop at the top, and may be miscast. It is likely that the bridle link and ring were cast onto eac…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2005
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-7621D3
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age copper alloy blade fragment from an uncertain artefact. The implement is incomplete and has broken in antiquity before the blade and has a surviving length of 54.6mm. The piece has been cast in a simple one-piece mould and has undergone no further finishing. At the break the piece has a width of 16.4mm. The sides are curved and diverge sharply to define an expanded blade with a crescentic edge. The implement is flat with a thickness at the break of 4.2mm and 3.2mm at the blade, and weighs 40.1g. Both faces are irregular as would be expected, given that the piece is from …
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-75FE70
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed gouge. The socketed gouge is near-complete and has broken in antiquity at the mouth. The gouge may be judged slender with a maximum external diameter at the mouth of 20.2mm (15.6mm internal). The gouge has an overall length of 86.0mm and weighs 46.0g. The mouth is simple and has no mouldings around it. The gouge has a subtle collar 12mm deep. The sides of the gouge are gently concave and converge towards the blade edge. The casting seams are high and have undergone minimal finishing. The gouge groove begins 31mm from the mouth. The blade edge h…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-75C4F7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe of faceted form and of Type Gillespie (follow Schmidt and Burgess 1981, 191f.). The axe is complete, although the blade edge has been lost and the axe has an overall length of 87.6mm and weighs 129.2g. The mouth is oval with an external width of 35.7mm and an external thickness of 33.2mm (internal - 27.8mm x 24.7mm). The socket has a depth of 74mm and becomes sub-rectangular in section c. 25mm from the mouth. The rim has been carefully finished and no evidence of the casting runner stubs survives. The pronounced flaring, trumpet-shaped mout…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-759FC0
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy palstave, probably of Type Guilsfield. The palstave is complete and has an overall length of 141.0mm and is comparatively heavy at 483.7g, implying a heavily-leaded bronze. The butt has a width of 24.7mm and is irregular, appearing to have suffered from casting problems with the bronze at the surface appearing to be porous, there is also some hollowing on both sides of the septum adjacent to the butt. This damage may be a result of insufficient bronze when casting. The butt was likely to have been straight and angled slightly towards the unlooped side. …
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-632296
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy palstave, probably of Type Guilsfield. The palstave is complete and has an overall length of 147.6mm and is comparatively heavy at 477.1g, implying a heavily-leaded bronze. The butt is straight (23mm wide) and is angled slightly towards the unlooped side. The septum is thick, as is typical for the type, with a thickness at the butt of 6mm and 14mm at the base of the stop. The septum is slightly concave across its width. The flanges are concave and end well before the butt (18mm). The sides before the stop are straight. The stop is rounded, suggesting th…
Created on: Wednesday 19th October 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-A87A61
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Near complete copper alloy matrix. The matrix is pointed oval in shape and is flat with a pierced lug stemming from a raised central tapered rib. The seal matrix is of an ecclesiastical type. The central motif depicts the Virgin Mary with child at the apex, above a double towered church front with a finial either side of the tower. The base of the motif depicts a kneeling cleric. The inscription on the outside of the matrix is corroded and much of the inscription is now missing. The ‘+’ is legible at the summit of the matrix, the next legible letters are rising from the base, these…
Created on: Tuesday 8th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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