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Record ID: NMGW-B5E854
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Plain Pegged Spearhead with flame-shaped blade of Type 11 A - largely complete, two fragments (metal-detector find, number 9) Dimensions: Surviving length approx. 195.0mm; max. blade width 46.6mm; max. blade length approx. 154.0mm; surviving socket length approx. 41.0mm; surviving external diameter of socket at break 25.9mm; depth of socket - unknown, as obscured by concretion; diameter of surviving peg hole approx. 5.7mm; surviving weight (prior to conservation) 190.2g. Dimensions of small socket fragment: max. surviving length 10.3mm; surviving width 7.5mm; thickness 1.5mm; sur…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-48748E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval gold coin James I (1603-25) Britain crown, London (5 shillings and 6 pence) Second coinage, fifth bust, Privy mark: Tun (1615-16) North 2092 2.27g, worn
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-4833FE
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle to Late Bronze Age Group IV dirk, possibly of Burgess & Gerloff's (1981)[1] Group IV, possibly of Type Stuntney and of Penard or Wallington metalworking Industry, dated to c. 1300 - 1000BC The cast dirk is near-complete, with some peripheral damage (with a length of 258mm and a weight of 77.5g). The top of the butt is flat and thin, with curved corners (with a butt width of 27.5mm and a thickness of 0.7mm). Beneath the butt the rivet-notches are a little irregular and of V-shaped profile (with a depth of 4.0mm - 4.4mm, a width of 7mm and are 18.8mm apart). Beneath the rivet…
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-4811C9
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age dirk of Penard or Wallington metalworking Industry, dated to c. 1300 - 1000BC The cast dirk is complete but now distorted across the mid blade (with a distorted length of 282mm, a straightened length of approximately 288mm and a weight of 94.4g). The butt is flat-topped, slightly angled (23.0mm wide and 1.8mm thick). There are two rivet notches beneath the butt and on the sides (of 8.5mm diameter, with their midpoints 9.6mm beneath the butt and giving a minimum butt width of 17.5mm). There is no clear hilt mark but there is the suggestion of a curving mark from the top…
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-47FE96
Object type: BELL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy quadrangular bell probably of mid-1st to early-2nd century AD date The cast bell is near-complete but in three fragments, missing the clapper and areas around the detached face and is comparatively massive (with an overall length of 111.5mm and a weight of 262.9g). The breaks have detached one face and one small mouth corner fragment and all breaks appears to have occurred in antiquity and does not have a close-fitting join. The bell is of quadrangular form, sometimes referred to as pyramid type with a sub-rectangular mouth, now distorted (with dimensions of 53mm x …
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-47E80B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver coin William I (1066-87) penny, Uncertain mint and moneyer BMC 6, sword type (1079-82) but with a crude bust and the sword to the right 18.5mm - 18.7mm diam.; 0.5mm thick; 1.26g
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-47D5B4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age enamelled copper alloy stud or decorative mount, probably of mid to late 1st century AD date The cast mount is of sub-circular, D-shaped form and is incomplete, possibly cut-down in antiquity (with a depth of 9.1mm, a diameter of 35.1mm and a weight of 21.2g). The rear of the object had a central rounded projection, gradually widening towards the base. The edge of the rear is raised with a rim (1mm wide, 1.8mm - 2.0mm high and 4.4mm deep). The front of the mount is near-flat with recessed cells to hold enamel. Along the edge are two 'trumpet' cells flanking the rounded a…
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-47B802
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age flanged axehead The cast axehead is complete (with a length of 87.2mm and a weight of 129.3g) but has lost much of the original surface. The butt is straight and thin (with a width of 17mm and a thickness of 0.8mm). The sides are near-straight and parallel as far as the position of the bevel on the faces (where the axe has a width of 21.6mm, a thickness of 11.5mm and a maximum depth, including flanges of 14.9mm). The sides are decorated with diagonal ridges and are slightly convex and gently rounded across their depths. Below the stop the sides widen gradually before …
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-85013A
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval enamelled coper alloy harness pendant of 13th or 14th century date The cast pendant is complete but the suspension mount and any possible frame or backing have been lost (with a length of 43.7mm and a weight of 10.1g). At the apex of the pendant is a perforated lug (7.1mm deep, 1.8mm - 2.7mm thick, 8.1mm long and with an internal diameter of 3.4mm) from the hinge. The pendant is of hexagonal form and has six peripheral lug (with an overall width of 31.1mm and a depth of 3mm), with the top lug extending into the hinge lug and one of the side lugs now somewhat distorted. The fa…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-FE3E56
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman silver coin Trajan (AD 98-117) denarius, Rome COS V; SpesRIC 127 (AD 103-11) 1.92g, corroded
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-FE230D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman silver coin Domitian (AD 81-96) denarius, Rome TR P VI / IMP XIIII COS III CENS P.P.P; Minerva facing rightRIC 91 (AD 87) 2.54g, slightly chipped
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-B1A80D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval silver coin Aethelraed II penny CRVX typeBMC iii a, North 770 (c. 991-7) [ M].OGI[ ] Uncertain moneyer; uncertain mint (possible mints: Gloucester [GL--], Ilchester [GIFELSCT] or Ipswich [GIPESWIC]) 0.70g, incomplete and in two fragments
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-B18276
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age knife or razor probably of Late Bronze Age date The knife or razor is of crescent form and appears to be near-complete but is perhaps missing a tang (with a length of 51.3mm, a height of 40.1mm and a weight of 43.9g). The blade edge is concave with a deep-arched back. The blade tips at both ends may have been elongated, as suggested shallowing to the curve at the back. One tip has a small semi-circular notch (3.3mm diameter), possibly the remnants of a rivet attachment hole and if correct, may suggest a slight tang on that side. There is an irregular long notch (12.5m long a…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-AF1FCC
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy mount or fitting of uncertain function and date, probably of Late Bronze Age or Iron Age date and possibly a scabbard chape. The possible cast mount is complete (with a length of 23.5mm, a height of 22.9mm and a weight of 18.0g). The mount is of bulbous bi-lobed form (21.5mm wide and 13.1mm thick) with a curving point projecting from each lobe. At the centre is a shallow rounded groove, widest at the base. Both lobes are decorated with prominent ribbing defined by grooves. The lobes terminate in gently curving points of rounded D-shaped section, slightly flattened on thei…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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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-981BC4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Roman aureus of Augustus (27 BC-AD 14), dating to the period c.2 BC-AD 4 (Reece period 1). C L CAESARES (in exergue), AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT reverse type depicting Gaius and Lucius Caesar standing resting hand on shield, spear behind each shield, above a simpulum to left and lituus to right. Mint of Lyon. As RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 55, no. 206.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-AE3574
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible Late Iron Age to early Roman copper alloy looped toggle of 1st century BC to 1st century AD date The cast toggle is of biconical form and is incomplete, missing the loop (with a length of 25.4mm and a weight of 18.7g). The terminal are sub-circular (17.8mm x 16.3mm and 16.2mm x 15.0mm). The smaller terminal has a very crudely incised cross and the other terminal has a prominent raised rib, probably a casting seam and corresponds to the seam along the midsection of the toggle. There is a single crude incised line perpendicular to the casting seam, possibly to define a cross. O…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-1A8385
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval copper alloy buckle probably of Anglo-Scandinavian type and 11th century date The cast openwork buckle is incomplete, missing the frame (with a length of 38.5mm and a weight of 8.1g). The front plate is sub-rectangular (22.2mm wide, 25.2mm long and 2.2mm thick) with sides converging slightly towards the integral pin and recessed at the corners. The attachment edge has a grooved border and central slot perforation. The plate has intricate decoration in Urnes-Style comprising cast ornament now worn and corroded and encompassing closely-spaced circular perforations. The dec…
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-6030C2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle of oval frame and integral rigid plate type, of mid-13th or 14th century date The buckle is probably near-complete, perhaps missing the attachment end (with a length of 41.4mm and a weight of 4.0g). The outside edge is embellished with an integral bilobed openwork device, probably a crown. The frame is oval (giving the buckle a maximum width of 13.2mm) and is of sub-rectangular section (with a width of 1.7mm - 2.7mm and a thickness of 2.2mm). There is a circular perforation behind the frame to accommodate the copper alloy pin (with a length of 13.5mm). Th…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-600111
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead pilgrim's ampulla of 14th to 16th century date The ampulla is near-complete, missing the loops and with some damage to the mouth and neck (with a length of 60.5mm and a weight of 78.1g). The mouth is moderately expanded (with a width of 29.5mm) and is partially open. The sides of the neck are straight and convergent to the body of the ampulla. The stubs of the missing loops are evident on both sides, beginning at the base of the neck (with a length of 11mm - 13mm). The neck is oval sectioned (with a maximum depth of 14.4mm) and is without any discernible decoration. The…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-5FC137
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Merthyr Tydfil
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman silver coin Vespasian (AD 69-79) denarius, Rome IMP XIX; Modius with grain ears RIC 110 (obverse head facing right) AD77
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-5F9A5B
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy seal matrix of 13th or 14th century date The seal matrix is complete with the loop at the apex of a hexagonally-faceted handle (with a length of 18.5mm and a weight of 6.1g). The loop (2.7mm diameter) is pointed at the terminal and of sub-rectangular section (2.8mm thick). The seal die is circular (16.2mm - 17.2mm diameter) and has a motto rather than a personal legend, reading: *AVE MARIA The central device depicts two crossing forearms with cuffs at the apex at one end and the hands near the base. There is a crescent device between the cuffs. The surface is …
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-5F7343
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Polden Hill type and of 1st or early 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the pin, foot, catch-plate and one of the wings (with a surviving length of 52.0mm, a surviving depth of 20.7mm and a weight of 17.1g). The pin has broken from a copper alloy spring mechanism around an iron axis bar. The cylindrical wing is undecorated except for an expanded terminal (8.2mm maximum diameter). One of the wings in now missing, probably from a recent break (with a surviving width across the head of 22.1mm, originally c. 32mm). There are curving mould…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-5F4F95
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of T-shaped type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and top of the bow only (with a surviving length of 17.9mm, a surviving depth of 11.5mm and a weight of 10.0mm). The missing pin was hinged within oval-sectioned tubular wings, now truncated on one side (with a surviving width of 37.9mm and a diameter of 6.1mm x 7.2mm). The fronts of the wings were decorated with vertical ribs and grooves, now largely lost through corrosion. Iron corrosion at the terminal of the intact wing suggest an iron axis bar was use…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-5F27FB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Trumpet type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch fragmentary, missing the leg and pin (with a surviving length of 41.1mm, a surviving depth of 15.8mm and a weight of 16.8g). The missing spring was secured around a single, perforated lug on the rear of the head. Iron corrosion around the lug suggests that an iron spring was used. The trumpet head is sub-oval (20.0mm long and 16.7mm wide), probably with the remains of a truncated and rounded plate at the head, which was possibly surmounted with an integral chain-loop. The head-plate was decorated…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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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-5DED1E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight, probably of medieval or post medieval date The weight is complete or near-complete, of circular form and of rectangular section (29.5mm diameter and 10.2mm maximum thickness). The upper face is decorated with a cross in cast relief; the cross is enhanced with pellets at the end of each arm and with a central pellet. One quadrant of the edge of the face has a raised border, which may be miscast or truncated in the other quadrants. The base of the weight is has a few irregular depressions but is otherwise flat. The weight currently weighs 47.42g, equivalent to 1.67 ounces (0…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-5DBFFC
Object type: CHAFING DISH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval to early Post-Medieval copper alloy chafing dish handle of 15th to 17th century date. The handle is complete and of bifurcating form, with a stud for attachment to the dish (with an overall length of 55.0mm and weighing 33.7g). The looped handle (48.4mm long, 59.9mm wide at the bifurcated end and 27.9mm wide at the attachment end) is of sub-rectangular section, possibly faceted but corroded at the edges (between 3.6mm and 4.5mm thick and between 4.4mm and 7.4mm wide). The attachment lug (17.1mm long) is of rectangular section (with a maximum width of 14.4mm and thickness …
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-5D8633
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Trumpet type and of Chester sub-type (hull's Type 154) and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the foot, catch-plate and spring and is heavily-corroded (with a surviving length of 39.7mm, a surviving depth of 20.0mm and a weight of 6.1g). The missing spring was secured around a perforated lug, at the rear of the head. Iron corrosion around the lug suggests that an iron axis bar and possibly also an iron spring was employed. The trumpet-head is oval (10.2mm long and 9.5mm wide) with no surviving evidence for a chain-loop at th…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-5D4879
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint knife or awl, probably of Neolithic date The knife is incomplete with the tip fragment represented (with a surviving length of 32.2mm, a maximum thickness of 4.0mm and a weight of 2.3g). Although the knife appears to have broken across its width (where it has a width of 15.5mm), there appears to be retouch over the break, perhaps suggesting the tip was deliberately backed and implying a possibly secondary use as an awl. Both sides are retouched along their entire surviving lengths, as they converge to the tip. The retouch is confined to the dorsal surface, although …
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-5CEEAD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy coin Irregular maiorina, copying Constantius II / Fel Temp Reparatio; soldier and fallen horseman (c. AD 352-7) 1.28g, corroded
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-623A54
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Wessex dagger of Camerton-Snowshill Series (following Gerloff 1975) or Series 5D (following Needham 2015), and of Needham's (1996) Period 4-5, probably dating from c. 1600 to 1400BC The dagger is incomplete, missing the hilt and is slightly distorted (with a surviving length of 112.1mm and a weight of 31.5g). The damaged butt is now of indeterminate form (with a maximum surviving width of 30.7mm and a thickness of 0.8mm) but there is the remains of a rivet hole or notch at the apex of the centre (of approximately 5.3mm diameter). The dagger thickens at its …
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-6216A4
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze ogival dagger of Camerton-Snowshill Type (following Gerloff 1975), or Series 5D (following Needham 2015) and of Needham's (1996) Period 4-5, probably dating from c.1600 to 1400BC. The dagger is incomplete, missing the tip and with peripheral damage (with a surviving length of 67.8mm and a weight of 32.2g). The butt end is eroded and of uncertain form but now with a straight top edge (with a surviving width of 25.6mm and a minimum thickness of 1.8mm), possibly suggesting it was originally of trapezoidal form. There appears to have been three rivet holes, for…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-61E56A
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Developed flat axe, of Class 4 (following Needham 1983) or probably of Type Scrabo Hill (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 63-5) and of Metalwork Assemblage IV to V, corresponding to Needham's (1996) Period 3; dated to 2,050BC - 1,700BC. The axe is near-complete but is heavily corroded with some peripheral loss (with a surviving length of 132.4mm and a weight of 295.4g). The butt is rounded (with a width of 31.1mm) and it is now uncertain how much rounding has resulted from corrosion. The sides of the axe are comparatively straight and gradually divergent to the bl…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-03EEE8
Object type: TANKARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cardiff
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron Age copper alloy tankard handle of 1st century AD date The tankard handle is fragmentary, represented by one disc terminal and the fragment of the handle stem (with a surviving depth of 23.0mm and a weight of 37.7g). The terminal is oval (45.7mm wide and 40.5mm long) with moulded decoration. The decoration comprises a crescent at the apex with a raised border. The border at the top of the crescent edge of the handle terminal is now heavily-corroded and damaged. As the crescent arcs away from the edge of the terminal the lipped moulding becomes more pronounced (with a maximum dep…
Created on: Friday 25th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-EDBBA3
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two silver coins of Edward III of England (1327-77): 1. Groat, London, Series D, c.1352-3, North 1152; weight: 4.36g (67.2 grains); 2. Groat, London, Series E, c.1354-5, North 1163; weight: 4.25g (65.6 gr), a small chip of metal missing. The first of the coins shows some signs of wear; the second is fairly fresh. Both are of fairly full weight.
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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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-573091
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probable Bronze Age gold strip fragment. This is a semi-worked thickened strip fragment of gold of broadly rectangular shape. The strip has been worked and there are hammer facets visible on the flat surfaces and side margins. One edge has been hammered up and has a projecting margin on one face edge. The strip was broken at one end with a double-grip tool without sharp edges. As a result, there is widening, lateral distortion with thinning at one end, near the break. On one face, the break has created a near flat angled facet, while on the reverse there is a distinct concave curva…
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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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-DAB2C6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval silver coin PENNY OF ÆTHELSTAN I OF EAST ANGLIA (c.827 - c.845) Obv. +EDELZTANREX; diademed bust r.; 'neck' formed by a single row of six pellets, chin and mouth by single pellets Rev. +Mo.N | MONE | T:.A in three lines, separated by horizontal lines of pellets with hooked ends, the text of the middle line inverted. (The letter 'N' appears throughout as 'H'.) Weight: 1.27g; Die-axis: 315º approx.. Portrait type, c.827-30; North 437 var., cf. BMC 5; Naismith E31.1c. The coin appears to be from the same obverse die as Naismith E31.1c (recorded and illus…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 11th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-DA8631
Object type: AXE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Merthyr Tydfil
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Earliest to Early Iron Age iron socketed axehead, probably of 8th to 5th century BC date The axehead is symmetrical in form and is incomplete, missing part of one face and side and is a small example (with a length of 88.6mm and a weight of 116.5g). The mouth appears to have been sub-rectangular (with a surviving external width and depth of 32mm and 27mm respectively and 3mm - 11mm thick). The socket (56mm deep) is also of rectangular or sub-rectangular form. There is a suggestion of a gentle out-turning at the mouth but no clear evidence for a collar. The sides are moderately straig…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-DA579E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The cast brooch frame is near-complete but the pin is missing and the frame is comparatively insubstantial (with an overall length of 57.6mm, an overall width of 62.2mm and a weight of 10.6g). The oval hoop (58.8mm external width) is of flattened-oval section (3.4mm wide and 1.9mm - 2.4mm thick), widening slightly as it approaches the terminals. There is no decoration evident on the hoop but there is an impact groove near the left terminal, possibly from a hammer blow. There is a slight step from the hoop to the integral terminals extending as far as an incised border, giving the impr…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 11th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-D98884
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver spoon, now in two parts, comprising a bent handle junction with bowl, and the remaining bowl, folded twice. The stem is hexagonal at the base, becoming circular in cross-section mid-way along the shaft up to the simple devolved 'diamond-point' terminal. The underside of the bowl at the junction with the handle bears what appears to be a wriggle work cross-crosslet, now only partially visible, on the base of the bowl at the junction with the handle. The overall length is 81.55mm; maximum thickness of stem 3.3.x 3mm; bowl width about 32mm; bowl thickness 1mm; weight 1…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-D8F445
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy hoard. 1. Ribbed socketed axe fragment Dimensions: surviving length70.3mm; surviving blade width 44.2mm; width at upper break approx.33.5mm; surviving depth of socket approx. 49.0mm; surviving weight 110.9g. Blade and body fragment of a ribbed socketed axe of bronze, with the mouth, loop, upper body and one side missing. Three near parallel ribs descend down each face. The surviving axe side is near straight, but slightly divergent toward the blade end, with a slight outward curvature near the blade. The surviving face edges are rounded giving th…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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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-D7C767
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman gold finger ring of keeled type. A plain sharply faceted, almost triangular in section, hoop widens into triangular shoulders with an openwork design down both edges, now much worn, but probably originally a stylized foliate design. Between the shoulders is a prominent battered oval, or possibly octagonal, bezel containing a dark blue Nicolo, or Nicolo paste, intaglio. The intaglio portrays a standing male figure looking left with objects held in each hand, probably a depiction of Mercury holding a caduceus (a staff with two snakes winding around it) and a money-bag (Henig 19…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Sunday 4th February 2018
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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-C6A8B0
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The find comprises twenty-one 'radiates' (double-denarii) of Roman emperors of the middle of the third century A.D., a total that includes six irregular copies and two uncertain coins. These are summarised in the table below. Two further coins were submitted, having been found in the same locality: an uncertain coin, probably an as/dupondius of the 1st-2nd centuries and a fourth-century nummus. Associated finds Attached to one coin was a small mass of iron-rich material, within which could be discerned the mineralised traces of a fragmentary textile. AD No …
Created on: Thursday 10th 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-C55D9F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver gilt decorative ring with two transverse flutes on the bezel, each engraved with a repeating pattern of alternating flowers filling triangular panels. The bezel is separated from the hoop by a deep transverse mouldings of each side. Below these mouldings, the hoop has a median ridge on each side, each facet with engraved sprig-like decoration. The inside of the oval hoop is plain. Internal hoop diameter 19.3mm x 21.3mm; bezel width 8.7mm; band thickness at base 1.4mm; weight 5.16g. 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-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-C21D78
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy Early Bronze Age flanged axehead. This axehead has a rounded arched butt and slightly diverging sides that abruptly expand to a broad crescentic blade and cutting edge, with the blade tips at right angles to the sides, but not recurving. Cast flanges extend along the sides, rising very gradually from the butt towards the middle of the axe and sloping down again to the blade expansion. This gives the axe a very shallow lenticular side profile. The flanges are slightly triple-faceted, so are slightly angled inwards on both faces and on one side very faint trac…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 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-1D36B5
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bridgend
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age hoard comprising one flat axe and one axe-chisel. 1. Flat axe - Type Barton Stacey (Class 3D) Dimensions: maximum length 156.0mm; width of butt 34.2mm; blade width 98.1mm; maximum thickness 9.2mm; weight 475.2g. This is a complete flat axe in good condition, with original surfaces surviving over the majority of the axe. The axe is narrow-butted and wide-bladed and has a lenticular profile. The sides of the axe are gently concave, expanding modestly from the butt to the blade end. There is slight triple faceting visible down the sides of the axe, indicating th…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-1C435C
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard comprising five socketed axes and one axe fragment. 1. South Wales type socketed axe Dimensions: surviving length 101.5mm; surviving blade width 51.1mm; width below loop 42.9mm; external mouth dimensions 51.0 by 41.9mm; internal mouth dimensions 33.0 by 27.1mm; dimensions of runner stubs 8.6 by 4.5mm; height 1.0mm; (2) 8.2 by 4.9mm; height 0.5mm; (3) 7.5 by 3.7mm; height 0.5mm; (4) 9.0 by 3.5mm; height 0.2mm; depth of socket approx. 83.0mm; surviving weight 278.7g. A near complete socketed axe with a broken loop, of blocky rectangular form, with straight an…
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-1995D1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Medieval or Early Post Medieval silver gilt fede ('faith') ring with external inscription on a plain central band, separated by a deep grooves from a 'beaded' border made up of parallel grooves. The bezel takes the form of a solid casting, raised and narrower than the band width of the ring. The inscription reads: jaspar : melchior : baltazar : in a mixture of upper and lower case crude black letter script. Triple dots separate words, and the last name is separated from the bezel by an engraved meander with dots. The inside of the hoop is plain. Internal hoop diameter 17.9mm; …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-AFDAE8
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard of two socketed axes and one spearhead. 1. South Wales type socketed axe Dimensions: length (including runner stub) 101.8mm; length (excluding runner stub (99.6mm); blade width 45.3mm; width below loop 39.4mm; external mouth dimensions 49.6 by 47.5mm; internal mouth dimensions 31.0 by 30.3mm; dimensions of runner stubs (1) 8.6 by 3.4mm; height 0.3mm; (2) 9.9 by 3.9mm; height 1.2mm; (3) 8.8 by 4.0mm; height 2.2mm; (4) 8.2 by 4.6mm; height 0.1mm; depth of socket approx. 72.0mm; weight 370.8g. This is a complete socketed axe of slender proportions, however …
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-860652
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard comprising 12 complete and fragmentary socketed axes. 1. South Wales type socketed axe Dimensions: length 109.5mm; surviving blade width 51.3mm; width below loop 43.0mm; external mouth dimensions 58.8 by 46.5mm; internal mouth dimensions 34.5 by 26.0mm; dimensions of runner stubs (1) 10.6 by 7.3mm; height 0.2mm; (2) 11.7 by 8.1mm; height 1.0mm; (3) 9.3 by 5.5mm; height 0.2mm; dimensions of runner scar (4) 8.6 by unknown; depth of socket approx. 75.0mm; surviving weight 439.5g. This is a virtually complete, heavy and long socketed axe with a blocky rectangular…
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-70E941
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard of two spearheads and five socketed axes. 1. Plain Pegged spearhead, with lanceolate blade Dimensions: surviving length 146.3mm; maximum surviving blade width 44.7mm; surviving blade length 115.7mm; maximum surviving external diameter of socket 26.5mm (side to side) by 26.2mm (top to bottom); maximum surviving internal diameter of socket 21.2mm (side to side) by 21.1mm (top to bottom); surviving depth of socket approx. 93.0mm; diameter of peg-holes approx. 5.8mm; surviving weight 142.6g. Lanceolate shaped pegged spearhead with incomplete socket below peg-hole…
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-0B9997
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age hoard of two incomplete flanged axes and one spearhead. 1. and 2. Class 5Db Long-flanged axe (2 conjoining fragments) Dimensions: surviving length blade fragment 1 - 71.9mm; surviving length butt fragment 2 - 28.2mm; combined total length approx.108.8mm; blade width (fragment 1) - 47.9mm; butt width fragment 2 - 21.0mm; maximum thickness at flanges (fragment 1 ) - 17.5mm; maximum height of flanges (fragment 1) - 3.0mm; weight fragment 1 - 154.1g; fragment 2 - 28.3g; combined weight 182.4g. These are two conjoining fragments of a complete, slender, bronze flan…
Created on: Thursday 20th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-609095
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Looped palstave of Gr.III (Low-flanged, broad-bladed) type (following Schmidt and Burgess 1981). It dates broadly to the Middle Bronze Age and more specifically to the Taunton/early Penard phases (1400-1200 BC) (Needham et al. 1997). This is a complete palstave with leaf-shaped flanges that rise from the septum below the butt to about the height of the stop. It has a long slender butt, with a straight end and a thick septum (c.10mm). In plan, the flanges form a straight, rectangular stop ridge and taper in very slightly toward the butt end. A thick side loop is positioned on one si…
Created on: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-79D21E
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a silver mount, bearing two incomplete inscriptions engraved against a recessed diagonally hatched background (?for enamel or niello). It reads null ce.. / bien in Black Letter script. There are two incomplete rivet holes, suggesting that it once formed part of a composite object. Maximum height 24.6mm; maximum width 18mm; minimum width 16.8mm; thickness 0.9mm; weight 4.04g. The object fragment has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. In terms of design and style of lettering, the mount is probably of late fifteenth-century in date. The motto app…
Created on: Friday 7th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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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-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-64D499
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold iconographic finger-ring of late medieval or very early post-medieval date. It has a flat oval longitudinal bezel, engraved with the images of St Catherine holding a sword in her right hand. A wheel (symbol of her martyrdom) protrudes from behind her left side. The hoop is decorated on the shoulders and sides with sprigs. The inside of the hoop bears the legend ·en∙boen∙eure∙ ('In Good Hour') in black-letter script, between sprigs. The rough surface of the background to the bezel suggest that this may have been enamelled, but only cleaning of this area and the decorativ…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th October 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-3F3BBC
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age hoard of three axes. 1. Long-flanged axe (Class 5) Dimensions: surviving length 118.3mm; surviving blade width 63.7mm; surviving weight 266.7g. This is a largely complete bronze flanged axe with cast flanges. The sides of the axe are straight and very slightly divergent towards the blade end and the sides curve out suddenly to a widely expanded blade with a crescentic cutting edge. The butt end is damaged, making it impossible to tell whether it was straight ended or arched. Approximately 57mm from the butt end, there is a low stopridge across both faces. The…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3EA2A8
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard of five objects. 1. South Wales Type socketed axe fragment Dimensions: surviving length 77.4mm; mouth dimensions 50.1 x 37.7mm (external; surviving weight 203.2g. This is a large mouth and body fragment of a ribbed socketed axe, whose blade end is entirely missing. The axe has a narrow and out-splayed mouth moulding, with three of four runner stubs visible on the upper mouth surface. The axe is rectangular in section with angled face edges. The loop is complete, descending from beneath the base of the mouth moulding. Three prominent ribs descend from the…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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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-3E31B4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The mount comprises a gold baseplate, slightly crumpled, cut to a curved tapering form with a straight wide end, to fit the recessed cell of a (now missing) gilt bronze or silver penannular or pseudo-penannular brooch. The outer face of the baseplate is decorated with a spherical blue glass bead set in a gold collar, and a pattern of S- and Z-scrolls delineated by beaded wire (filigree) and other motifs (C-scrolls with central scrolled stems) within a plain beaded wire border. To one side of the bead is a now empty rectangular collet. The overall length of the base-plate is 22.5mm;…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th September 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-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-3C195F
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cardiff
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard of six objects. 1. Ribbed socketed axe - South Wales Type socketed axe Dimensions: surviving length 87.1mm; surviving blade width 44.6mm; surviving weight 156.8g. This is a socketed axe with a damaged and largely absent mouth and damage to the blade end and lower side caused by erosion, lamination and detachment of the original surfaces from the core. The axe has a narrow and out-splayed mouth moulding, the top too damaged to observe its original shape or evidence for runner stubs. The axe is sub-rectangular in section with rounded face edges. The loop i…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3BF02D
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard of five objects. 1. Palstave butt end fragment Dimensions: Surviving length 24.7mm; butt width 23.5mm; max. thickness at break 11.2mm; surviving weight 25.9g. Small butt end fragment of palstave. In side view, the flanges reach the septum approximately 14mm below the butt end and there is some concavity and change of angle in the upper profile. The butt end is wide and angular, with a slightly convex curved top. On both faces of the upper septum, repeated scratch marks are evident and these look relatively recent. The break appears to have occurred in an…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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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-39F32D
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age hoard. 1. Decorated gold strip fragment Dimensions: Maximum surviving length (bent) 38.9mm; maximum width 7.0mm; thickness approx. 0.3mm; surviving weight 2.40g. This is a highly decorated gold strip, with one surviving and slightly convex terminal, which has been carefully shaped and smoothed along its edge. A small pin perforation is located near the terminal at mid-width across the strip. The perforation is 0.4mm in diameter, centring approximately 0.7mm from the terminal edge of the strip. The perforation is not perfectly round having hexagonal facets wi…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Usk area', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-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-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-DBE3D3
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle to Late Bronze Age bronze rapier of Group IV and possibly of Type Appleby, variant Lakenheath (as defined by Burgess & Gerloff 1981, p. 74-6) but possibly with a reworked butt and of Penard metalworking Industry The rapier is near-complete, with some damage to the shoulders and butt (with an overall length of 328mm and a weight of 94.3g). The butt end is arched and rounded (with a width of 20.3mm and a thickness of 1.6mm) with two side notches to accommodate rivets beneath (with a depth of 3.5mm and 2.8mm, giving a minimum width of 14.3mm at 10mm beneath the top of the butt). …
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-DB8D66
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy pilgrim's badge of 15th or 16th century date The badge depicts the bust of Thomas Becket from the Canterbury pilgrimage and probably associated with the head reliquary. The badge is complete (with a length of 40.5mm, a basal width of 25.3mm, a thickness of 0.4mm - 3.9mm and a weight of 6.9g). Thomas is depicted full-face wearing a mitre surmounted with a cross, comprising four peripheral pellets and larger central pellet. The sides of the mitre are enhanced with three protruding knops and the interior has linear along the sides, through the centre and above the …
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 21st September 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-DAED29
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman enamelled copper alloy zoomorphic figurine of an owl The cast, free-standing figurine is near-complete but is well-worn (with a height of 31.2mm and a weight of 35.0g). The owl is naturalistic and is depicted standing on an integral sub-circular plinth (with a diameter of 20.6mm - 22.2mm and a thickness of 4.4mm). The sides of the plinth are bevelled to the underside, which is flat with no means of attachment or adhering solder. The top of the plinth has an undecorated border with file marks evident around the feet, which are positioned near the centre. The feet are not well def…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Southern Carmarhenshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-DABBEA
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze tool, probably an adze of Acton Park 2 or Taunton Metalworking Industries of Needham's (1996) Period 5 and probably dating to c. 1500 - 1300BC. The axe is near-complete with peripheral damage but is heavily corroded and with a fragmentary butt (with a length of 164mm and a weight of 157.8g). The fractured butt has a rounded point and is thin (6mm wide and 2mm thick) but has suffered some erosion. The sides are moderately straight and divergent to the side protrusions or trunnions (giving the tool a width of 30.5mm). The corroded trunnions are rounded and of…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-1C87EE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval cast copper alloy brooch of Early Anglo Saxon saucer type and of 5th or 6th century AD date The brooch is incomplete missing the pin and fittings and much of the rim and is a comparatively substantial example (with a maximum surviving diameter of 42.0mm, a maximum surviving depth of 7.5mm and a weight of 30.6g). Only a small part of the rim survives (30mm long, giving a depth of 7.2m and a height of 4.2mm). There is an undecorated border at the base of the rim except for the suggestion of punched dots on the inner edge of the border. Inside the border is a loosely-repeat…
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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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-268725
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold decorative ring with central spine of very fine raised pellets, between two raised plain borders. The inside of the hoop is plain. Internal hoop diameter 17.6mm; band width 3.8mm; band thickness 0.6mm; weight 1.76g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The form of the ring is similar to that of some fifteenth-century gold posy rings which have pelleted bands enclosing mottoes or poesies (such as a ring from Chinnor, Oxfordshire ref. no. 2010T660). A similar band style, with raised mid spine, occurs on a late medieval gold decorative ring found at Jordansto…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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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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