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Record ID: NARC-3E0FCA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Brooch of Roman date (AD 80-240). The object is a Polden Mill type and is composed of semi-cylindrical wings with outer raised collared ended which are perforated to accommodate a retained axis pin, a coiled wire spring is retained within the concave back of the wings. The pin is coiled 8 times and affixed via a back facing perforated hook. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is decorated with a double vertical ridge which continues down the bow. Either side of the ridge there is a column of high-relief lentoids which together form disconnected crosses. T…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-3D6EE1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper alloy zoomorphic strap end dating to the early-medieval date, c.AD 750 - 850. The strap end is of Thomas' Class B, Type 4 with zoomorphic terminal and multi-headed decoration. The strap-end is made from a solid piece of copper alloy which has been split at the butt end for attachment. The split end is incomplete terminating with a break and with one half missing. It is sub-triangular in shape with two relief-moulded confronting zoomorphic heads on the body as well as the zoomorphic terminal. Each animal head has semi-circular incised eyes, a snub snout with indented pellet no…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Canwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-3BEFA3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a Small Long Brooch of Early Medieval date (AD 500-600). The object is composed of a small square plate, with notches removed from the lower corners. The plate is decorated on the upper face with an incised, double linear border, with an outer row of repeating transverse notches. On the reverse of the brooch there is a vertical integral lug with a central circular perforation. Protruding from the lower edge of the headplate is an integral bow, which is convex on the outer face, concave on the reverse and D shaped in section. The bow has moulding on the upper and lower…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
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Record ID: NARC-3BDBA5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy Dolphin/Polden Mill Brooch of Roman date (AD 43-150). The object is probably a fragment from a spring type dolphin brooch. The object is composed of semi-cylindrical incomplete wings. The spring and pin are missing. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is undecorated. There are mouldings on the side of the bow head. The bow is oval in section and tapers to a blunt broken terminal. Part of the bow, foot and catchplate are missing. The metal is a mid-green in colour with areas of corrosion. Length: 23.05mm, Width: 17.12mm, Thickness: 9.84mm, Weight: 4.8g.
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-2B564C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Roman headstud brooch (AD c. 75 - c. 200). The head of the brooch consists of two rectangular wings, decorated with two lozenges (one above the other) on each wing. The bow tapers in width tapering in an ancient break above the foot, and has a circular, ring-and-dot 'headstud' moulding at the apex of the bow. The recess between the central dot and the ring may have once held enamel. The bow of the brooch is decorated with a series of central lozenge shaped cells. The first lozenge shaped cell below the headstud holds the remains of blue enamel. There is no v…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wood Enderby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-2A84FE
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy strap end dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1300-1450). The strap end consists of two pieces of sheet copper alloy metal, welded together at the terminal and riveted at the opposite end. The strap end is roughly rectangular in plan. The terminal has been cut into a decorative end, consisting of a three petaled 'fleur de lis', with a small collar between the lis and the rest of the strap end. The space for the leather strap is still apparent. A small rivet is present at the top, which would have secured the strap end onto the original strap. The bottom plat…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-29C67E
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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A copper alloy early Post-Medieval dress hook of Read's Class E, Type 6, quatrefoil. The object has been cast in one piece in moulded-relief and openwork. The frame is in the form of quatrefoil 'knot' with five raised pellets. The outer frame is decorated with grooves. Where the object extends to form the rearward facing hook is a triple ribbed collar. The hook is complete. At the opposite end the attachment loop is sub-rectangular in plan. The object has a mid-green patina and is in good condition. Dimensions: 33mm in length, 13mm in width, 3mm thick, 1.8g A similar example in Read …
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kilby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-296114
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy asymmetrical belt mount of post-medieval date. The object has a V-shaped openwork body at the base of which is a tri-lobed or fleur-de-lis projection. The openwork is in the form of a lozenge above a heart-shape. At the top of the object is a central sub-rectangular projection. At the rear of the object are two pointed lugs bent in towards each other. The surface of the rear is rough and pitted. The patina on the outer face is smooth and dark green. Dimensions: 35mm in length, 16mm in width, 5mm thick, 3.8g Examples of similar mounts which can be found on the PAS data…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kilby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-293FAA
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy double-looped bucke dating to the Post Medieval period (c. AD 1550-1650). The buckle has two oval shaped loops with triangular knops at opposite outside edges, where the pin would rest. Each triangular projection has an incised line just below the tip and another almost in line with the line of the outer edge of the frame. The central bar is slightly recessed and shows wear where the pin would once have been. At either end of the bar are two further triangular knops with incised lines across the tips. Only one of these triangular projections has the second li…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-28DD66
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy object, probably a finial or terminal, of Post Medieval date (c. AD 1500-1900). The object is in the form of an acorn cast in the round with a neat oval shaped body and top knop, and projecting hemispherical base representing the acorn cup. At the base of the cup is a stub of a circular sectioned shaft with iron staining, terminating in an old break. The entire object has a green patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 22.7mm in length, 14.54mm in diameter and 15.58g in weight. Comparing this object to similar objects recorded on the PAS database th…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-287352
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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A complete copper alloy Headstud brooch dating to the Roman period (c. AD 75-200). The head of the brooch has wings and an integral chain attachment loop projecting from the top. The wings are sub-tubular, accommodating the axis bar for the pin. At the front of the wings there are vertical ridges and grooves. The bow projects outwards to form an arch. At its apex is the circular 'headstud' motif consisting of a raised circle with enamelled quarters. The bow then curves and tapers down to the foot, which is a collared and rounded knop with a flat base. Along the line of the bow below th…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-27E3EF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Aucissa bow brooch dating to the Roman period (AD 43-70). The majority of the brooch survives, the pin and its cylindrical container are missing. The rolled-forward cylindrical wings and the rectangular head are complete. On the rectangular head is a bead row motif between raised line borders, below this is another raised line and below this is the inscription 'AVCISS[A]' in relief. From the head the bow is strongly arched in side profile, curving steeply downwards and then curving back to the foot, which terminates with a rounded and collared knop. At the fr…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-26F12E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy continental plate brooch dating to the Roman period (c. AD 80-250). The brooch is lozenge shaped, with a circular knop extending from each corner. Each knop has a ring and dot motif in the centre. Within the centre of the main lozenge shape are five slightly raised annulets arranged with one in each corner and one in the centre. These annulets and the space around them appear to have been filled with blue enamel. On the reverse of the brooch is a double lug pin fitting, which still holds the remains of the pin, and at the other end is the remains of a small s…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-2692CC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy dolphin-style brooch dating to the Roman period (c. AD 50-150). The remains of the brooh consist of the head with partial pin and part of the bow. The T-shaped wings have three longitudinal ridges at either end. The head is slightly crescent shaped in profile to allow for the coil of the spring of the pin to sit. The spring of the pin is attached to the head via two integral attachment loops at the reverse of the head. The bow extends from the centre of the head curving up and then down towards what would have been the foot. There is a central ridge running a…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-264397
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Rosette-style brooch dating to the Late Iron Age to Roman period (c. AD 20-100). The brooch consists of two short tubular wings with the remains of a hinged pin in the recess. In the middle of the head at the top is a U-shaped projection. The bow then tapers and curves up from the head and at the apex of the curve widens into a rounded plate with a central hole and two concentric circles around this. The east and west points of the circle taper outwards slightly to flattened ends. The bow then curves downwards tapering from the circular plate to form a slight…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-25B093
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy mount probably dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1150-1450). The mount is in the form of a crowned lion statant facing outwards. The mount is in openwork relief with the back of the mount slightly concave. To the left of the lion's head are two rivet holes on the plate of the mount: one is broken and the other retains the rivet or pin. The opposite end of the mount, to the rear of the lion, are two worn breaks, which may have been a continuation of the openwork decoration. The mount has a mid-green patina and some traces of gilding. Two similar styles of …
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-254CBF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Colchester derivative (dolphin) hinged brooch, dating to the Roman period (c. AD 43-100). The brooch is almost complete except for an apparent projection from the top of the wings, which is now missing. The pin has also become detached from the brooch though is present. The wings are slightly concave at either end, with the pin's hinge set in the middle. The bow rises to a steep curve from the head before curving downwards and tapering to a collar and a rounded knop at the foot. The bow is D-shaped in cross-section with an incised line down the middle running…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-15D6DA
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of the lower part of a post-medieval copper alloy crotal bell with an engraved groove along the edge of the cleft and multiple radial grooves. Diameter c.30mm. 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
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Record ID: SF-14BCE0
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete and heavily corroded cast copper-alloy headstud type bow brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 75-175 AD. It demonstrates a flat-winged head with a rectangular slot at its midpoint (on its rear face) where the now missing pin and axis bar would have attached. The bow is 'D' shaped in section, demonstrating the remains of a circular projecting stud directly below the head. The bow extends downwards, curving only slightly in profile before truncating abruptly in old damage. Preserved in extremely poor condition with most of the original surface worn away, it survives to a l…
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bedfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-1485F2
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy medieval to post medieval purse bar, dating from 1475-1575 AD. The purse bar consists of the main attachment bar and the hoop. The purse bar consists of two arms, with the attachment block in the centre. The attachment block is round, with a circular hole pierced through the centre. Through this there would have been a copper alloy rotating shaft on which the suspension loop would have been integrally attached. The central block is very worn but is decorated with incised cross hatching inlaid with niello. There is a raised circular design on each side, there is…
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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