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Record ID: NMGW-ED838D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Half of the frame from an annular silver brooch with cut from sheet metal. The external face bears engraved lettering in crudely cut Lombardic style, which appears to read: I S H [reversed h of N] A - (horizontal 'I' unless a dash) The 'S' being on its side, and the motto may be garbled. There is evidence for a restriction in the frame for a pin (now missing). The back is plain. External diameter 28mm; inner diameter 19mm; maximum thickness 1mm; weight 1.47g. The ring, which has a highly worn outer surface, has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-ED536B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small silver annular brooch. The silver frame is of quatrilobe form, with rounded mouldings in the angles between the lobes. The external frame width is 19.2mm; frame height 19.3mm; frame thickness 3mm. The pin is plain, with an off-centre suggestion of a division at junction of head and shaft. The front of the pin has slight bevelling; the back is flat. The head is simply wrapped around a cast restriction in the hoop. Overall pin length 21.1mm. The object has not undergone any cleaning or conservation
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-5769D6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Blaenau Gwent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Annular silver stirrup brooch. The external face is decorated for half its circumference with engraved transverse grooves inlaid with niello. There is no restriction in the frame for the pin which has a short stirrup at the junction of shaft and wrap around head. The stirrup is decorated with transverse grooves, and the facets of the shaft, which has a diamond cross-section, are engraved with diagonal grooves to create a herring-bone pattern from the front. The backs of the frame and pin are plain. External diameter 24.2mm; inner diameter 20.01mm; maximum frame thickness 1.9mm; …
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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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-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-4A1C32
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The object is a small silver annular brooch with niello decoration on both sides of the frame, which is circular in cross-section. The frame decoration comprises at least three groups transverse lines on both sides, all inlaid with niello. The pin shaft is incised with a 'wriggle work' zig-zag line on each facet. The wrap-around head of the pin securing it to the annular frame of the brooch is plain. There is a small 'bar' at the junction of pin shaft and head (width 5mm), to prevent snagging. The annular frame is distorted. External frame diameters 18.6 x 12.6mm; frame thickness 1.1mm…
Created on: Friday 7th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-636F0B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small silver annular brooch. The circular frame is circular in cross-section, and one side (the front) is decorated with two clusters of transverse grooves filled with niello. The wrap-around head of the pin secure it to the annular frame of the brooch, is lightly wider (2mm) than the shaft (width 1mm). External frame diameter 12 x 13mm; frame thickness 1mm; pin length 12mm; weight 0.55g. A number of annular brooches with similar pins are known from Wales. They range from small silver stirrup brooches, such as those from Llanfaes (Anglesey), Llanbedr Duffryn Clwyd (Denbighshire) …
Created on: Monday 28th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 28th July 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-4E7878
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The reported object is a small silver annular brooch with niello decoration on both sides of the frame, which is circular in cross-section. The frame decoration comprises groups transverse lines on one side, and transverse bands alternating with engraved crosses on the other, all inlaid with niello. The pin shaft is incised with a zig-zag line on each facet. The wrap-around head of the pin securing it to the annular frame of the brooch is decorated with four short vertical engraved lines on one side, and three rows of dots on the other side. There is a slight expansion at the junction…
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 26th November 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-6DE616
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The brooch is complete (with a weight of 4.8g) and comprises an annular silver frame and pin. The frame is circular (with an external diameter of 24.2mm) and is of sub-circular section (with a diameter of 2.4mm - 2.7mm). One face of the brooch is decorated with three panels, arranged at regular distances around the frame (each 12mm wide) and between each panel the frame is undecorated. The decorative panels each comprise four deep transverse groove defining triangular areas. Each of the triangles is enhanced with between three and six punched circular rings, generally in a triangular …
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2012
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-45F745
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver brooch, fashioned from a groat (fourpenny piece) of King Edward I, 1272-1307. The coin brooch takes the form of a disc brooch, diameter 29mm. On the reverse, the side visible when worn, are five collets - one central, the others evenly spaced round the rim, at 12 o'clock, etc, as viewed, in varying states of preservation; these presumably originally held glass, enamel or coloured stones, though none survives and no remains of adhesive material have been detected. The brooch has not been cleaned but this face appears to have been gilded. On the obverse are the fragmentary re…
Created on: Monday 18th January 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 8th November 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-9C3A27
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description The reported object is the body of a silver annular brooch; the pin is missing. The brooch has been created by filing down the rim of, and removing the centre from, a silver coin of King Henry VI of England (1422-61); this has created a flat annular brooch with inner diameter of approximately 9mm, outer diameter approximately 22mm, with a thickness of the order of 0.6mm and weight of 2.27g. The brooch survives in two pieces, having at some stage been bent and broken; it has not been cleaned. The 'host' coin is a groat (4d) of Henry VI, struck at the mint of Calais betw…
Created on: Friday 23rd January 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 19th July 2011
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