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    • Primary material: Gold

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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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-03238B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold mourning ring with stylized skull on outside of hoop. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text J. A. ob 25 July 98 aeta 37, in italic script (J. A. died 25th July ..98 aged 37). Internal hoop diameter 19 mm; band width 2.9mm; band thickness 1 mm; weight 2.7g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The form of the ring and style of lettering indicates that it dates to the late seventeenth century, a date confirmed by the commemorative inscription. The letter forms with top looped 'b' and 'l' , scrolls on …
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-02B0CE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold mourning ring with stylized skull on outside of hoop. The hoop, which is misshapen, is of flattened D cross-section. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text A. E. obijt 30 Jan' 17034, in italic script (A. E. died 30th January 1703/4). Internal hoop diameter 20.07 mm x 12.7mm; band width 4mm; band thickness 1.1mm; weight 3.34g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The form of the ring and style of lettering indicates that it dates to the early eighteenth century, a date confirmed by the commemorative inscription. The skull/death's head as a moti…
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-01F0F4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold posy-ring. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is cast with a repeating pattern of hearts chased for translucent red enamel between smaller circular elements similarly chased for opaque white enamel ('pearls') and translucent green enamel. Most of this enamel is now missing. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: My (heart symbol) is onely yours, in italic script. The heart symbol is chased and recessed in the manner of the hoop decoration. The ring is slightly misshapen. Internal hoop diameter 14.7 x 15.4 mm; maximum band widt…
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-4AF507
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold mourning ring. The outer surface is engraved with a fine trellis-style pattern, inlaid in dark blue-black enamel. In place of a bezel, there is a cartouche of white enamel. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: Prepared bee to follow me in italic script. The lettering retains slight traces of dark blue-black enamel. Internal hoop diameter 18mm; maximum band width 2.2mm; band thickness 1.2mm; weight 2.5g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. Metal Content Elemental analysis was undertaken by Mary Davis using a Bruker TRAC…
Created on: Friday 7th August 2015
Last updated: Friday 7th August 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-4AB918
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold posy-ring. The hoop is of flattened-D cross-section, and the outer surface is cast with a repeating floral pattern quatrefoils and other flowers. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: Such is my love, in italic script. Internal hoop diameter 15.7 mm; maximum band width 4mm; maximum band thickness 1mm; weight 2.79g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. Metal Content To judge from its colour and weight and visual comparison with other gold rings and brooches in the collections of the Department of History & Archaeology, the alloy is w…
Created on: Friday 7th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 11th August 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-0BE038
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The finger-ring (Dr. M. Redknap): Decorative hollow gold ring. The hexagonal bezel contains a cabochon blue sapphire. Four claws around the bezel secure the stone. The outer surface of the hoop is decorated with an applied gold relief decoration in the form of a stem with stiff-leaf foliage to left and right. Bezel height 5.6mm; bezel width 6.9mm; minimum hoop width 2.8mm; minimum hoop thickness 1.5mm; internal diameter 18.2mm; external diameter 22.1mm. Weight 4.29g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. Metal Content To judge from its colour and weight (4.29g.),…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th August 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-04216C
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
​Late Bronze Age hoard of five objects. 1. Penannular ring (PRN 32821) Maximum external diameter (side to side) 19.5mm; maximum diameter of bar (top to bottom) 6.3-6.5mm; weight 18.75g. This is a complete and small penannular ring decorated with a silvery gold inlayed strip. The ring is of solid gold bar construction and was made of a straight, round sectioned bar, which was bent round into a penannular shape. Around the gold core, a silvery strip was inlaid in continuous spiral fashion to provide a striped colour effect, with seven stripes around each face. The silvery gold …
Created on: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-A39B58
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age gold stater Western Series, inscribed: CO[RIO], probably of early 1st century AD date Cf. BMCIA 3104-33 (Farmborough Hoard 1982), possibly the same obverse and reverse dies as 3117 and same off-centre obverse 5.46g; diam: 17.5mm - 19.8mm, thickness - 1.0mm - 2.3mm, depth - 3.6mm
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-BE9776
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval gold coin Portugal Joäo V (1706-50) Quartinto, Lisbon, 1714 (quarter maeda) which was current in England and Wales for 6 shillings and 9 pence during the 18th century, made into a love-token 2.09g
Created on: Tuesday 6th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-347DB5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval gold coin Edward III (1327-77) quarter -noble, London Series G(F) reverse: pellets either side of upper lys (c. 1356-61) North 1191 1.88g, bent
Created on: Monday 24th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 24th November 2014
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