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Record ID: NMGW-0C5FB8
Object type: TOY
Broad period: MODERN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern silver, copper alloy and cloth toy and coin, deposited in the early 20th century The find comprises a much worn silver coin, probably a sixpence of George II (1727 - 60), holed and found directly associated with a toy medalet. The medalet depicts an Edward VII penny and comprises two foils with internal cloth photographs of the royal family, now eroded. The obverse face depicts a bust of Edward VII and the reverse face is a seated Britannia facing right. In place of the shield is an oval aperture to view the photograph between the foils. The photograph could be rotated to …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-29ACE1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The strap-end is near complete, with some damage to the attachment end. The strap was secured within a V-shaped split (12mm long), which would have been attached by two rivets near the corners, now missing. The strap-end is widest at the attachment end (with a width of 8.1mm) with straight converging sides. The face is decorated with a crudely incised geometric and linear motif. The central area of the strap-end is plain with straight parallel sides and is of D-shaped section. The sub-triangular terminal is incised with a stylised beast's head, comprising semi-circular eyes near the s…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 25th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hannington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-6DF9B8
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The strap-end is complete and comprises two parts with an additional separate rivet (with a length of 21.3mm and a weight of 2.1g). The end of the strap would have been enclosed within a lower plate (0.6mm thick) with folded sides and secured by a top plate (0.5mm thick), which is neatly soldered at the sides. The strap-end is widest at the attachment end (with a width of 9.7mm), with straight sides converging slightly to the outside edge (with a width of 9.2mm). The sides project beyond the attachment end (by 1.5mm) with an inverted V-shaped profile. The strap-end is also slightly th…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2012
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Canon Pyon Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-4784C1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure 2008. Wales : 08.21 The strap-end is in the form of a moulded rod, expanding slightly to form a bifurcated shank. It is broken across the hole for the rivet that would have secured it to the end of a leather strap. Functionally strap-ends existed to reinforce the free ends of leather belts and straps, such as the end of a belt opposite from the buckle, and in some instances to provide some extra weight to help the strap or belt-end hang properly. However, there was also a strong decorative element to them. Similar strap-ends, made of copper alloy, have been found on Roman…
Created on: Monday 18th January 2010
Last updated: Monday 29th June 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-91FCC3
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Roman silver spoon, probably of 3rd or 4th century AD date. The spoon has a distorted handle and is missing the majority of the bowl, giving the spoon a surviving length of 68mm. The handle was originally approximately 50mm long and is of circular section, becoming oval and wider as it approaches the bowl. The end of the handle was pointed. The spoon has a step to the bowl and is defined by incised lines. The incomplete bowl has a surviving length of 13mm and has a maximum surviving width of 11.2mm. The sides of the surviving portion are concave and the bowl has a surviving depth…
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitchurch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-F42888
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Spoon handle of Post-Medieval date (probably 17th century) made of debased silver. Fragment from the end of a seal-top spoon with a plain flat top above a V-shaped moulding. The handle has broken at the top of the shaft.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2003
Last updated: Monday 16th November 2015
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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: NMGW350
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver fob-seal consisting of an openwork handle, with relatively large suspension loop and an oval matrix. The matrix contains the device of a clenched fist and forearm superimposed over a scythe and set above a linear panel. The Latin motto is arranged around the device and reads 'SINE CLADE STERNO'. Either eighteenth or nineteenth century
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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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-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-AEBC43
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gilded silver gilt dress pin of 16th-century date. The pin has a hollow-cast spherical head decorated with applied filigree and granulated ornament in the form of beaded circles punctuated by knops. The two hemispheres are divided by a double filigree border. At the junction of the head and shaft is a small loop. The pin has broken in antiquity beneath the loop.
Created on: Tuesday 8th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 9th June 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-9E8024
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description The reported object is a silver gilt devotional reliquary pendant (weight 17.613g.). It is of rounded arch niche form, with one hinged door. This has been made with the hinge on the right, and was opened by removing a pin which slides through retaining tubes on the left side of the pendant. These mirror the appearance of the hinge on the right. The front of the door has a damaged openwork panel in its centre. Two cast haloed figures kneel within a beaded circular frame. The figure on the left appears to be praying; that on the right appears to have arms crossed on the …
Created on: Friday 23rd January 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 19th July 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-C93307
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The pendant is incomplete, missing two of the cruciform arms and the suspension loop (with a surviving length of 18.9mm and a weight of 1.7g). The arms and loop may have been damaged comparatively recently, as evidenced by 'fresh' breaks. At the centre of the pendant is a circular panel or roundel (with a diameter of 11.1mm and a thickness of 1.4mm) inscribed on both faces with two letters, within an incised border. The letters in Lombardic script and read: AG and LA. The one surviving arm of the cross (with a length of 8.3mm) is of oval section gradually widening towards the terminal…
Created on: Tuesday 25th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-221F3A
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Gilded silver heart-shaped pendant engraved with the symbols of Christ's wound. The front is made from a sheet raised in repouss√© style into a dome, and vertically grooved at the top to make a heart shape. It is soldered to a back-plate cut from a sheet and indented by filing to give a scalloped or cusped edge; there are seven lobes down each edge, and one at top and bottom. A two-strand 'rope-twist' filigree wire border encircles the heart, concealing the join between front and backplate. A suspension loop has been made at the top, by cutting and drilling the backpla…
Created on: Tuesday 11th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 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-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-29B857
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The mount is complete and was attached by two perforated and rounded side lugs (6.0mm long, 6.6mm wide and 1.8mm thick), and secured by separate rivets through carefully drilled holes (2.2mm diameter). The mount is three-dimensional, of rounded conical form and with a hollow interior. The sides of the cone are slightly convex. At the apex is an openwork cross and elsewhere the mount is decorated with incised chevrons, some of which are cut deeply into the mount. The underside of the mount is flat and the interior remains as cast. Remnant traces of gilding survive in the incised decora…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2009
Last updated: Friday 27th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ouarley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-025DE1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of silver decorative mount, broken top and bottom. The outline has the superficial resemblance to spoon handle terminals, but the figurative decoration is the wrong way round, and the cast is hollow on the reverse and clearly intended to sit against a flat surface. The mount has a tapering form, widest the base of the main motif. This has the form of a crowned reliquary bust of a female saint with long hair, facing forward. The background is filled with asymmetrical vegetal scrolls, against a rusticated surface. Below the bust is a smaller triangular panel filled with what…
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Saturday 21st November 2015
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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: NMGW34
Object type: MEDAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Caerphilly
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver shield-shaped commemorative medal. On the obverse is a topographic design of a public building (either a town hall, school or chapel), under which is the legend VAUGHTON BIRM. The reverse bears the legend PRESENTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF ABER & BLAENGWYNFI FOR WAR SERVICE 1914-19. The reverse is hallmarked with the standard mark (i.e. the lion passant), town mark of Birmingham (i.e. anchor in a shield), the year mark of 1919 (i.e. the letter U in a shield) and the maker's stamp of V & S (i.e. Vaughton of Birmingham). The medal contains a small suspension loop. Length 39mm, width…
Created on: Monday 12th March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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