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Record ID: NMGW-799430
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a complete finger-shaped metal ingot with rounded ends of silvery-grey appearance. The underside and a slightly rounded profile, and two indents may assaying nicks. The upper surface is slightly convex, with a small area of pitting, consistent with the ingot having been cast in an open mould (stone, ceramic or earth). There is further evidence for nicking on the side of the ingot - an interventions sometimes undertaken in antiquity to test purity. Length 47.1mm; width 9.4-12.4mm; depth 6.3 - 9mm; weight: 20.01g. As simple moulds for such ingots are found on s…
Created on: Friday 7th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-673987
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
In terms of size and design, the brooch is of thirteenth- or fourteenth-century date. A number of brooches of this general type with frames decorated with niello are known to have been found in Wales. These include a brooch with similar decoration from Kidwelly Castle found during restoration work (Redknap 1994, no. 16); two silver brooches from Laugharne Burrows, Carmarthenshire, with transverse grooves inlaid with niello (ibid, Fig. 2, nos 9, 10); and one brooch frame from Glyn Tarell, Powys (TAR 2004, no. 495). The reported object is the unevenly cast silver frame from an ann…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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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-63CDFB
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Ninety-one Roman denarii, principally of the first and second centuries A.D. As found the coins are in differing conditions, some fresh, some encrusted with corrosion products, perhaps the result of contact with vegetable matter in the form of grass which appears to have been deliberately included within the container of the coins. A detailed study must therefore await conservation of the coins. The coins were contained within the remains of a pottery vessel The latest coin in the hoard is a denarius of Marcus Aurelius, dating to his eighteenth tribunician year, or A.D. 163-4. T…
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-3E6846
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Newport
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a silver gilt devotional cruciform pendant with large suspension loop. The cross arms end in rounded knop. The flattened central area is engraved with Hebrew on both sides. One side reads : AGLA, an acronym for the Hebrew phrase Atha Gebri Leilan Adonai, meaning 'Thou art mighty for ever, O Lord'. The other side in engraved with a cross-potent, and the letters AWDN in the inter-arm spaces (probably alpha, omega (as on the Farndon pendant cross); what looks like an O is probably a reversed D, followed by 'N' for Dominus Noster. The central roundel also has an en…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-3DF7B9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a small silver annular brooch. The frame is decorated for half of its circumference with a four-faced cable twist, each facet bearing two rows of small punched dots. The opposite half of the frame is plain, with a circular cross-section. The pin shaft is missing, and the narrowing of the frame shows where the head of the pin was once secured. Internal diameter 12.5mm; external diameter 14mm; frame thickness 1.2mm; thickness of restriction for pin 0.75mm; width of pin head (suggested by restriction of frame) 2mm; weight 06g. A number of annular brooches with …
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3D934E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a fragment of silver gilt 'fede' or devotional ring with a bezel in the form of a sacred heart, crowned by crossed fleur-de-lys, forming flanking heart-shapes. In other rings of this type, clasped hands may decorate the base of hoop. Maximum height 10mm; maximum width 13mm; weight 1.1g. In terms of design and style of the iconography, the ring is of fifteenth- or early sixteenth-century date. A very similar bezel design with heart sprouting two flowers occurs on a silver gilt finger ring from Firle, East Sussex, dated to the late fifteenth or early sixteenth …
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3D4027
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver-gilt decorative ring with repeating pattern of alternating half-flowers filling triangular panels, separated by a deep zig-zag moulding. The inside of the hoop is plain. Internal hoop diameter 19.5mm; external hoop diameter 23.7mm; band width 6.5mm; band thickness 1.8-2.3mm; weight 6.3g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation The form of the ring is similar to that of some late fifteenth-century gold decorative rings. A similar flower motif occurs on a late medieval silver gilt decorative ring in the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A 6769-1860; Oman 1930, no. 269…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3D1996
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver finger ring in the form of a decorated band, tapering away from bezel. The decoration, which extends all along the external face, has been first engraved and then inlaid with niello (now only partially preserved, but represented by dark material in parts of the engraved design). Three quadrangular panels of ornament with single line borders, are each separated by fields of multiple engraved lines (wrigglework); similar narrow fields at each end are differ in having open outer borders (i.e. not closed by an engraved line). Maximum band width 9mm; minimum band width 4.4mm; max…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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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-3C4796
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a cast silver pendant in the form of a hanging trefoil leaf. It has a plain flat back, and an integral circular attachment loop. Traces of gilding are visible in the deeper recesses of the casting. Overall height 13mm; maximum width 8mm; maximum thickness 1.3mm; weight 0.7g. A number of silver or silver-gilt pendants with hanging flowers are known from England, such as one (possibly a fleur-de-lis) from Findon, West Sussex, attributed to the early sixteenth century (length 17mm; TAR 2005/6, no. 698), and a more elaborate example from Kings Somborne, Hampshire, d…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-2663CB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The circular bezel is engraved with a capital letter W surrounded by three sprigs, within a single row pellet border. The bezel has a diameter of 12.3 x 13mm; the internal diameter of the hoop is 23.4mm; external hoop diameter 27,8mm; thickness of hoop 1.5mm; weight 16.29g. In terms of form and style, the signet ring is a well known early post-medieval type. It is very similar to a brass signet ring with 'W' ensigned by a coronet, probably found in Monmouthshire and of late medieval/early modern date (Williams 1993, no. D37). On the basis of letter form and hoop style, with charact…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-2B30C7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a silver signet ring, now incomplete (part of hoop missing). It has a flat, circular bezel for the matrix, which has the form of a round-petalled quatrefoil within pellets in the inter-leaf spaces, within a single circular rope border. The shoulders are demarcated by simple transverse grooves, and the upper part of the hoop is decorated with triple vertical ridges and a random and unevenly punched pattern of open circles, presumably intended to represent pellets/pearls. A transverse groove and two hatched dashes below this indicate a change in the lower hoop dec…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-2B0CE9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a fragment of silver gilt 'fede' or devotional ring with a bezel in the form of an angel holding a sacred heart, the angel's right wing being represented by ridges for feathers. The hoop at this pint has the form of a flat band. Height 12.5mm; overall width 8.7mm; thickness 3.2mm; hoop width 5.2mm; hoop thickness 2mm; weight 1.35g. The ring, which has broken into two sections, has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. In terms of design and style of the iconography, the ring is probably of fifteenth- or early sixteenth-century date. A similar bezel from N…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-187C86
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete silver gilt decorative finger ring, bent outwards in the centre of the fragment. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section, within plain raised single band borders. The outer surface has a wide plain wavy band separating beaded panels, between the moulded edges of the hoop. The internal hoop diameter can be estimated at about 20mm; band width 7.9mm; band thickness 2.1mm; weight 3.42g. The ring, which has an unevenly tarnished/corroded surface, has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The form of the ring indicate that it dates to the fifteenth or early sixteenth centu…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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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-12F469
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The find comprises two groats (4d pieces) of Edward III (1327-77), minted at London: 1. Series C, c.1351-2, North 1147; 4.16 g / 64.2 grains 2. Series D, c. 1354-5, North 1163; 4.30g / 66.3 grains. The two coins are in fairly fresh condition and likely to have been deposited within a few years of going into circulation. A series of other objects found in the same general area (see Treasure Receipt Form) were submitted for consideration as associated objects. In my opinion, none is likely to have been associated in the ground with the two coins. A silver penny of Elizabeth I …
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Friday 27th November 2015
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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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