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Record ID: ESS-6981B2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (18th century) copper-tin alloy buckle with drilled frame for separate spindle.The expanded outer edges and area around the drilled holes has cast foliate decoration. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The separate spindle is missing. The frame is 28.16mm long, 24.75mm wide, 4.90mm thick and weighs 5.3 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-696CA7
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (14th century) cast copper alloy strap end. Formed of two copper alloy plates with a lozengeform terminal. The upper plate is crescentric, with a small opening leading to an openwork oval at the attachment end. The upper plate has incised decoration in the form of triangles and crosses, the triangles being infilled with oblique lines. The lower plate is oval and sits immediately below the upper plate. There are two copper alloy rivets at the attachment end, and a further two copper alloy rivets towards the terminal securing the two plates together. The terminal is cast integr…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-696646
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast copper alloy finger ring with plain loop, which increases in thickness towards the shoulders and bezel. The bezel has a recessed orange-red oval setting engraved with a crescent moon and three eight pointed stars. It is crudely set into the bezel, extending all the way through the hoop. The hoop is slighy oval, measuring 24.94mm by 23.96mm externally, 20.08mm by 18.68mm internally. The bezel is 8.61mm wide, 3.65mm thick, with the lower half of the hoop measuring 3.20mm wide, 2.24mm thick. The setting is 8.67mm long, 6.52mm thick. The ring weighs 5.13 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-694556
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy personal seal matrix. The matrix is vessical (pointed oval) shaped with an integrally cast suspension loop on the reverse. The central motif is an elongated cross surrounded by the legend "+ S'FELICE FICRIC", Seal of Filice. It is 33.15mm long, 18.98mm wide, 3.62mm thick and weighs 15.47 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-6920D4
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hollow-backed, heart-shaped strap mount with a double loop (or possibly a crown) on the pointed end. The mount has two attachment spikes.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-6917C6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible lead plumb bob. The weight is pierced at the apex in a narrowed loop. There is a recess in the base which also has opposing holes.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-690C54
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy harness pendant and suspension mount. Both the mount and pendant are hexagonal with concave edges. Each edge has a projecting circular knop with central circular boss, with the exception of the upper edge of the mount where a copper alloy rivet with domed head is through the knop and the lower edge of the mount where there is a rivet hole for a missing rivet. The lower edge of the mount has a rectangular arm which then extends into two semi-circular projections perpendicular to the main mount; these two arms have an iron rivet through them, which secures the…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-68D5E2
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast copper alloy votive 'socketed' axe. The blade is trapezoid in plan, with the lower edge being slightly concave. The cutting edge is slightly convex. The shaft is rectangular in both profile and cross section through the 'socketed area' before changing to a circular cross section. The object is largely undecorated, except for a cross formed of five punched horizontal and four vertical dots located on the blade where the shaft joins; this decoration is only on one side of the blade - if the cutting edge faced left and the shaft pointing downwards. The shaft is 39.5…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-68B0C0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (1st century) cast copper alloy 'Colchester two piece' derivative, or Dolphin brooch. The arched bow has a cast rib along its length with a worn break at the top where a hook would have projected to secure the now missing pin. The wings are rectangular in plan with a 'C' shaped cross section to encompass the missing pin. The wings are decorated with bands of vertical grooves, the grooves closest to the bow are covered in horizontal lines. There is a worn break across the reverse of the bow where the integrally cast catchplate would have been located. The brooch is 30.84mm long,…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-68AA93
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon 10th to 11th century) cast copper alloy strap end, variation of Thomas Class E. The strap end tongue shaped with an openwork design and split end for attachment. The attachment end is formed of a plain and undecorated rectangle, with a rivet hole in each of the upper corners - the rivets are missing. The main tongue shaped area is symmetrical in its decoration, formed of two outer bars, an inner bar leaving two openwork areas. The central rectangular bar has an upwardly curving projection on each side approximately half way along its length, these projectio…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Sunday 23rd March 2014
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Record ID: ESS-688131
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast copper alloy T-shaped brooch. The wings are rectangular in plan and are rolled to form a circular cross section with a slot in the centre where the hinged copper alloy pin is attached. The front of the wings have three vertical grooves towards there ends. The bow is prominantly arched, with the upper section having five vertical grooves above five horizontal mouldings. The lower section of the bow has a triangular cross section. There is a small triangular catchplate, missing the folded end, on the reverse of the foot. The pin bends towards the catch, and there is a small f…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-686C21
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy artefact. It is rectangular in plan. The bar varies in thickness, measuring 14.20mm wide and 5.68mm thick at one end, increasing to 14.22mm wide, 10.99mm thick and then tapering to a point with the upper edge being convex and the lower edge flat. There is a small circular hole just before the bar increases in thickness. It has a total length of 72.45mm and weighs 41.51 grams. 
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-67A485
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy fragment possibly from an early-medieval disc brooch, albeit a very weighty one. The fragment is ragged but has suggestions of a curved side, suggesting a large diameter of c. 60mm. The lower surface features what appears to be a double perforated lug near a broken edge (max. Th.: 9.55mm). The stubs have been both broken near the point of perforation, with the uppermost parts bent over slightly. The upper surface is decorated with zones within concentric circles delineated by grooves. The central zone bears a star, a motif found on saucer brooches (e.g. MacGregor…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-669D46
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval lead pilgrims ampulla, 33mm long, 33mm wide and 13mm thick. The object appears complete, but is folded in half, and weighs 41.52grams. The ampulla is bag shaped with no visible lugs. It is clearly decorated on both sides. One side shows what appears to be an ornate crowned letter T. The other has a fluer in a circular border which is surrounded by a band of small raised stars.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-6686D7
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval lead pilgrims ampulla, 52mm long, 31mm wide and 8mm thick. The object is complete and in good condition with a weight of 32.14grams. The ampulla is bag shaped with protrusions suggesting side lugs. It is decorated on one side with a very faint four petalled flower motif and on the other with what apears to be a bundle of three ears of corn?
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-664241
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast copper alloy stud with enameled decoration. The stud is circular in plan with a break across the reverse where an integrally cast shank would have projected. The upper surface is decorated with a quatrefoil design surrounded by blue enamel; there is no visible enamel in the quatrefoil itself. The stud is 21.97mm in diameter, 3.30mm thick increasing to 4.80mm thick to include the remains of the shank. It weighs 6.59 grams. A similar stud has been recorded on this database as DUR-B80192.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-663946
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (14th-15th century) incomplete cast copper alloy strap fitting, comprised of an oval loop with incomplete rectangular projection. The surface is corroded and pitted, however traces of gilding are visible on the reverse of the loop and the underside of the projecting arm. The loop measures 24.70mm by 16.43mm wide, and has an oval cross section measuring 3.10mm by 3.69mm. The incomplete projecting arm is 13.38mm long, 14.97mm wide tapering to 11.60mm at the break, and is 2.27mm thick. It weighs 5.01 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-658DF1
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast bronze palstave chisel with crescentic blade and a sunken shield-shaped hollow beneath the stop-ridge, visible on both faces. Casting lines are visible along both edges. The palstave measures 120.85mm long, and has a maximum thickness of 19.88mm. The blade is 33.87mm wide and the object weighs 158.9gms. There is some damage to the butt of the object.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-64C522
Object type: KNIFE HANDLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval knife handle terminal, 18mm long, 12mm wide and 6mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 5.62grams. The object is oval in section at its base and rectangular further up. It has a V shaped form made up of two merging rectangles and is decorated with an incised border on its outer edges. There is a trace of an iron blade protruding from the base.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-641BD1
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Age uncertain. Possibly Roman as found in the vicinity of a Roman building, cast, unknown artefact. Length 40.7mm, Width 11.6mm, Thickness 10.9mm, Diameter 11.6mm, Weight 8.6g. Unknown artefact in the shape of a nail with a square cross-section shaft and a dome shaped, circular head. There is a moulded spiral decoration on the top of the convex shaped head. The shaft is bent towards the pointed end and there is a crude, rectangular slot about a third of the way down the shaft from the head. Attractive pale green patina but some surface corrosion.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Record ID: LEIC-6417B6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
medieval? copper alloy fitting with a decorative dogs head. The object consists of two rectangular sectioned arms which have rounded, curved terminals. These two arms are joined (soldered?) together near one end and on top of this area is an animal, proably a dogs, head. Below this point the terminals curve outwards. The object resembles tongs or could be a small componant of a much larger object.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-641352
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver dress pin of the form known as a bodkin. The point is missing. There are two rectangular openings, each probably bordered originally with circular openings. There is also a circular opening in the terminal for suspension. On both sides are etched lines and punched flower head decoration.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Friday 2nd March 2012
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Record ID: LEIC-63EBF8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy Horse and Rider brooch, 'baton-holder' type (100-300 AD). The design is unusual, as it has a separate cell depicting the rider's leg. A small piece of blue enamel or glass remains in the horse's fore quarter. Similar to Hattat, p359, fig 160. The object is 28mm long, 16mm wide, 2 to 5 mm thick and weighs 2.52g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-63E3B4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy pot leg, 33mm long, 34mm wide and 18mm thick.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-62BE84
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval incomplete cast copper alloy vessel leg with a worn break at its apex. It is rectangular in plan, triangular in profile and has a sub-rectangular cross section. There is a raised central ridge with 'D' shaped cross section along the outer surface of the leg The base is flat with the main body being angled at approximately 45 degrees. It is 45.91mm long, 38.68mm wide and 19.49mm thick at the base, tapering to 40.05mm wide13.91mm thick at the break. It weighs 121.87 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-62BAA1
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (13th to 14th century) cast copper alloy circular seal matrix with faceted handle on reverse. The handle has six facets and a raised moulded collar before terminating in a circular suspension loop. The matrix depicts a right facing cockerel and is surrounded by an illegible inscription due to damage around the edge of the matrix. It is 19.24mm long, 16.36mm in diameter and weighs 4.55 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-628958
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (AD 40-75) cast copper alloy langton down brooch. The wings are rectangular in plan, with a 'C' shaped cross section to cover the now missing spring. There is a rear hook at the apex of the head. The bow is slightly curved and has two raised ribs running along its length. The remains of the catchplate are on the reverse. There is a small amount of damage to the foot. The brooch is 42.91mm long, 16.83mm wide across the wings, 8.74mm wide at the apex of the bow, tapering to 4.71mm wide at the foot. The brooch has a depth of 10.3mm. It weighs 6.60 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-624797
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy double loop asymmetrical buckle frame with corroded iron pin. One loop is rectangular, the other 'D' shaped with a triangular knop. It is 23.86mm long, 12.61mm wide, 1.51mm thick and weighs 1.58 grams.  
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-53CF23
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (1620-80) cast copper alloy double loop trapezoid buckle with pinted outer edges on the loops, and a small semi-circular knop at each end of the narrowed strap bar. There is a small amount of iron corrosion on the strap bar, probably from a corroded iron pin. The buckle frame is dark green in colour. It is 41.69mm long, 19.51mm wide, 2.41mm thick and weighs 3.51 grams.
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-537565
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead late Medieval- Post Medieval trade weight, shield shaped. It is shield shaped in plan and has a raised rim on the upper face. It has a crude fleur-de-lis in relief on the front. It weighs more than 200g as my scales cannot weigh it.
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-536C96
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead weight, Medieval- Post Medieval in date. It is circular in plan with a raised rim on one face. It is undecorated and has some damage, possibly from the plough.
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-5360D2
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two lead Post Medieval musket balls. They are both spherical with no casting sprues. They have a combined weight of 27.7g and diameters of 15.94mm and 9.98mm.
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-5322E7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle fragment. Only the widened outer edge and a small part of the frame remains.
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-531841
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Post Medieval nail. The shaft has a square section and tapers to a point. The head is irregular in shape with the shaft attaching at one end which suggests it is incomplete. Nails are difficult to date closely when found as stray finds.
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-530E87
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two lead Medieval spindle whorls. They are circular in plan and have a central circular perforation. They are flat and undecorated although one has a grooved line around the edge of the perforation. Combined weight of 50.1g and an average diameter of 23mm.
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-530013
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two lead Medieval spindle whorls. They are biconical in form, circular in plan and have a central circular perforation. Both are decorated with lines and dots in relief although they are worn. Combined weight of 63.6g and an average diameter of 29mm.
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-52F401
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead bag/cloth seal from the 19th century. It is sub-circular in plan and has been bent. The upper face has three lines of letters in relief, they are worn and so difficult to read but could be cyrillic as Russian seals are known in Britain.
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-5000D6
Object type: HINGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a cast copper alloy hinged casket clasp with elaborate gilt decoration of Renaissance style - 15th century AD. The clasp is made in two halves, connnected at the reverse by a simple hinge mechanism. The arms have rounded terminals. The two halves are connected by a rectangular hole on the end of the shortest arm (37mm x 12mm), which fits inside an open loop on the reverse of the opposite arm. This loop is cast seperately and fixed to the reverse of the head. On the shortest half, one rivet is still in place, with traces of iron over the rivet hole nearest the edge,…
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-4D17E8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is a copper alloy, Romano British dolphin/bow brooch from the mid 1st century AD. The brooch has a hollow semi cylindrical crossbar, from which the spring, pin and topmost attachment lug, are missing. The bow tapers from the top to the foot with the remnant of a catch plate to the back of the bow. There is just a hint of a linear decorative ridge that ran from top to bottom of the bow. The brooch is heavily eroded with an overall dark green patina.
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3F5B75
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token showing the letter R with a pellet to the right of it.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3F4E62
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token with a star of possibly 12 points and ten pellets.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3F2972
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A biface lead token. Side 1: IB Side 2: An open sexfoil
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3F1DD1
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A terminal from a link or cheek piece with the three projecting knobs characteristic of Anglo-Scandinavian harness metalwork.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3EFF11
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a probable strap fitting with cast foliage emerging both sides of a central triple banded ridge.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3EB563
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A square British coin weight for weighing a gold ryal. Side 1: A king with a sword and shield standing in a ship with a cinquefoil rose below. Side 2: The letter D over the letters VI.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3E7AF7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An annular buckle frame with a central dividing bar, in the form of a five-petalled heraldic rose. There is additional cast decoration in each of the petals.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3E5692
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Birdlip or Beaked Bow type brooch of late Iron Age or early Roman date. The brooch is complete but is very distorted.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3E4973
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of a plano-convex bun ingot, probably of Late Bronze Age date. Both pieces include a portion of the edge. They weigh 223g and 57g. One fragment weighing 33g. One roughly hemispherical fragment, probably a casting well, weighing 62g.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3DF912
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A military button of the Axminster Volunteers
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3DE655
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged lead papal bulla of Pope Innocent III (1198 - 1216) or Innocent IV (1243 - 1254). Side 1: [INN]O/CEN[T]IVS/[PP].[..]I Side 2: SPA SPE (St. Paul and St. Peter)
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3DD1C7
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy seal matrix with a circular die and a conical handle with six facets. The top of the handle is missing. The motto appears to read *LESVPRIVEV between two plain borders. This is probably a blundered conflation of two common mottoes:- IE SU SEL PRIVE (I am private) and ALAS IE SV PRIS (Alas I am taken) The seal is decorated with a possible hawk taking prey. 14th century.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 21st May 2013
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Record ID: SUR-3D9813
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plain double oval buckle with expanded outer edges.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3D8DC5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A double oval buckle with ornate outer edges and a sheet metal pin. One part of the frame survives. The original length was 58mm.
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-273C55
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete cast copper-alloy hook-piece from a post-medieval dress fastener (17th century AD). The artefact has broken before the double protruding attachment loops above the hook. Just over half of the sub-oval plate survives with a slightly bifurcated protrusion at the widest points. It tapers to a terminal with scrolled protrusions either side of a circular protruding attachment loop. The loop has been bent upwards slightly as a result of old damage; at the broken other end one of the sides has been bent down slightly. The upper surface is moulded in low relief and b…
Created on: Saturday 6th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-2649B7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An extremely worn and corroded, irregular (Limesfalsum / Limesfalschung) 3rd-century copper-alloy coin copying a Roman dupondius of Commodus (175-192 AD), standing figure reverse (c. 200 - c. 250 AD; cf. Carnuntum 192/a)
Created on: Saturday 6th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 4th July 2013
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Record ID: BH-25D801
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy armlet/bracelet of Roman date. The piece represents a terminal from a penannular armlet. It is 'D-shaped' in section and decreases in width and thickness towards the point of the break. The terminal itself consists of three moulded panels which decrease in size away from the squared-off end and are separated by grooves, also of decreasing dimensions. The body of the armlet is of much thinner section than the terminal. The curvature of the piece is consistent with an armlet of large diameter. It has a dark green patination and is slightly corroded. The leng…
Created on: Saturday 6th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-13A051
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Late Bronze Age (1150 - 800BC) socketed axe. The remaining fragment consists the crescent shaped tip of the cutting edge - it is triangular in section with a hollow rectangular socket. The axe fragment retains only 37.16mm of its original length; the blade is 48.71mm wide (max) and it has a maximum thickness of 14.97mm. It weighs 75.8gms.
Created on: Friday 5th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-FD77B5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval or post medieval copper alloy finger ring, 20mm in diameter and 43mm thick. The ring is in good condition with a weight of 2.58grams. It has a plain band with a rectangular plate bezel. This is decorated with a wheeled incised pattern bearing resemblance to a backwards N.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd July 2014
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Record ID: SUR-FD70D5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of spring and chord from a Roman bow brooch.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-FD5626
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy finger-ring, 19mm in diameter and 3mm thick. The ring is in good condition with a weight of 1.61grams. It has a plain band with a pyramidical bezel, 9mm by 7mm. This is solid copper alloy and which has a small lip around its lower edge. Probably medieval.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd July 2014
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Record ID: SUR-FD6AF3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The spring and pin from a Roman bow brooch.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-FD63D5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The lower part of a Roman bow brooch. The catchplate is solid and the bow is plain with a D-section.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-FD51C3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The lower part of a Roman bow brooch, possibly of Colchester type. The catchplate has a triangular cut-out and the circular section bow is plain.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-FD2E81
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The upper part of a Roman bow brooch of Polden Hill type. The spring survives. The upper part of the bow is decorated with two diagonal notches on each side (forming a V), and there are two raised transverse bands below, bisected by a deep groove along the spine.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-FD15C1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The upper part of a Roman bow brooch of Langton Down type. The copper alloy spring still survives in its housing.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-FCDC08
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The upper part of a Roman bow brooch of Trumpet Derivative type. The spring is of iron. On the bow is a knop in the form of a double calyx and there are two grooves along the spine. The ends against the head plate with a V-shaped ridge.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-FCD311
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The upper part of a Roman bow brooch of Langton Down type. The spring is missing.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-FB49D0
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (1600-1700AD) cast copper alloy sword belt hanger. The plate is sub-triangular in plan with two semi-circular knops on the lower two corners. There is a hooked terminal at the apex of the triangle, attaching a copper alloy loop. The corroded remains of two iron rivets survive on the plate. The plate is 30.33mm long, 11.98mm wide and 2.72mm thick. The loop is 11.73mm in diamter and 1.62mm thick. It weighs 4.06g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-FB3F02
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (1660-1720) cast tin alloy trapezoidal buckle frame with drilled hole for seperate spindle. Just over half of the frame survives and the spindle is missing. The frame has a moulded pin rest on its outer edge and a moulded scroll motif to either side of the drilled holes. The buckle is 35.07mm long, 23.95mm wide, 5.12mm thick and weighs 7.64g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-FB3833
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1350-1550) incomplete cast copper alloy double loop buckle. Only one of the 'D' shaped loops and the narrowed strap bar survive. It is 12.40mm long, 15.90mm wide, 1.90mm thick and weighs 1.02g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-FB33C2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (1575-1700) cast copper alloy asymmetrical double loop buckle. One loop is trapezoid and the other 'D' shaped with adamaged circular projection on its outer edge. The strap bar and the 'D' shaped loop are largely obscured by iron corrosion from the pin. The buckle is 23.12mm long, 14.46mm wide, 5.52mm thick and weighs 2.62g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-FB2946
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post medieval (1350-1550) cast copper alloy buckle with narrowed strap bar. The loop is 'D' shaped and the strap bar slightly narrowed. It is plain and undecorated. The buckle is 10.77mm long, 16.76mm wide, 1.68mm thick and weighs 0.79g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-FB25B8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (1575-1700) cast copper alloy double loop asymmetrical buckle. One loop is 'D' shaped, the other rectangular, with a triangular knop on the outer edge. The pin is missing. There are traces of a white metal coating on the surface of the buckle. The buckle is 15.87mm long, 12.15mm wide, 2.02mm thick and weighs 1.02g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-FB21C5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (1450-1550) cast copper alloy double loop buckle. Only one loop, the strap bar and pin survives. The loop is plain and undecorated. The strap bar has a snall knop at each end. The pin is copper alloy and is folded around the strap bar. The buckle is 16.63mm long, 20.17mm wide, 4.31mm thick and weighs 1.69g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-FB1CA2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval (1720-1800) cast copper alloy rectangular buckle frame fragment. Only one corner of the frame survives and is decorated with an openwork scrolled design. The fragment is 25.00mm long, 16.81mm wide, 2.03mm thick and weighs 2.29g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 8th January 2014
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Record ID: ESS-FB1873
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (1550-1650) cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle with a moulded roundal on the outer edge of each loop. The roundals are worn, with a six-petalled flower design being just visible. There is a small semi-circular knop at either end of the strap bar. The pin is missing. The buckle is 40.79mm long, 27.61mm wide, 5.68mm thick and weighs 6.94g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-FB0E67
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1350-1550) cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle with narrowed strap bar. The buckle is plain and undecorated. There is a small amount of iron corrosion on the strap bar and on the outer edge of one loop, presumably from a corroded iron pin. The buckle is 21.83mm long, 17.11mm wide, 2.82mm thick and weighs 1.69g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-E6C893
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper-alloy seal matrix of fourteenth century date. The seal matrix has a circular base and a hexagonal waisted handle which terminates in a double collar with a trilobed perforated suspension loop above. The seal matrix has a central device depicting a lamb and flag, around which is the inscription 'ECCE AGNVS DEI'. This translates from the latin as 'Behold the lamb of God'. Seals with the Lamb of God design were quite common in the fourteenth century, especially in the 1330s. The seal matrix is 28.05 mm high. Its base measures 20.13 mm in diameter. The handle is 6.53 mm t…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd March 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2011
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Record ID: ESS-D5FB35
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy horse harness pendant comprised of a suspension mount, frame and suspended pendant. The suspension mount is formed from a folded length of copper alloy, with a central slot at its base and a rivet hole for attachment at its apex. There is an iron rivet through the folded end and also the suspension loop of the openwork frame. The slot in the suspension mount allows the frame to rotate. The frame is quatrefoil with moulded decoration at each corner. There is an openwork rectangular arm at its apex, which terminates in a rectangular suspension loop perpendicula…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-D5F027
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Later 'Early Medieval' (Anglo-Saxon) to early Medieval (11th to 12th Century) cast copper alloy buckle frame with integral plate. The plate is trapezoid, tapering in thickness towards the buckle frame. There are two copper alloy rivets at the widest end. There is a slot at the narrower end where the pin is attached and rotated on a copper alloy rivet. The pin is triangular. There is a pin rest on the upper edge of the frame. There is an openwork interlace design (possibly devolved zoomorphic head biting the frame) on the outer edge of the frame that is perpendicular to the main frame. …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-D57A57
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval (6th century Anglo-Saxon) incomplete cast copper horse harness mount. There is a worn break across the top of the mount, which most likely occurred in antiquity. The mount is in four sections, described from top to bottom: The top panel is rectangular, measuring 16.45mm wide, 9.21mm wide. It is decorated with a face mask motif, comprised of two circular eyes and a squat triangular snout below. There is an off centre rivet hole covering the upper part of the snout at the left hand eye; this rivet hole may have been a later addition due to the fact is obscures the dec…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2011
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Record ID: BH-D421B4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy artefact of uncertain date and function. The sub-spherical object has been cast in two halves, the two hemispheres being slightly misaligned. The join is marked by a groove bordered by two ridges. At the centre of one of the halves is a circular moulding with a convex surface; at the centre of the other side is what may be the remnants of another such moulding, or may, alternatively, be an attachment point for a missing element. The artefact measures 16.8mm in diameter and weighs 27.9g. A photograph of this artefact was examined by the Royal Armouries, who concluded …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-D37D61
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver finger ring with a red stone (red jasper or carnelian) intaglio. Roman. As the ring is more than 10% silver and over 300 years old, it has been reported as treasure under the stipulations of the 1996 Treasure Act. Treasure reference number 2010 T113. Approximately 50% of the ring remains, with the back part of the frame missing. The ring has a diameter of 22mm. The front part of the ring is 8mm wide and holds an oval red stone, possibly carnelian, which is 6mm long and 4.5mm wide. the stone is raised 1.5mm above the frame of the ring and appears to have an oval or eliptical s…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2012
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Record ID: NCL-BE9551
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, cast, copper-alloy unidentified fitting of Roman date. The object has a foot with plating to either side of a strip of cast-moulded, decorated copper-alloy, which forms a bow. The bow has a simple central ridge and incised lines down its length to distinguish between a central panel and outer borders. There is a much abraded break at the top of the bow. The underside is undecorated. The function of the object is uncertain, though the bow shape suggests a handle for furniture or some other sort of fitting. The metalwork is almost certainly Roman in date.
Created on: Monday 1st March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-BE7566
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete, cast, copper-alloy knobbed terret ring, c. 0-150 AD. Approximately 40% of the terret remains, with a break in the base of the terret and near the top of the hoop. The base is distnguished by its D-shaped section, and a projecting discoid, separating it from the hoop. A projecting knob is found on the outer frame of the terret, placed that there would be three knobs if the terret were complete. The outer frame is sub-circular in section. The copper-alloy has a high tin component.
Created on: Monday 1st March 2010
Last updated: Sunday 5th October 2014
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Record ID: NCL-BE5533
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap end of Medieval date, late 14th-early 15th century. The strap end has a split end consisting of rectangular plates with circular perforations at one end to take a rivet. The base of the split end has a collar, and the terminal is spheroid with small knobs projecting from the equator every 90 degrees and from the base/south pole of the spheroid. The terminal is solid. A possible comparison is seen in no 1559 of the Moels volume (Griffiths et al 2007, 134).
Created on: Monday 1st March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-BC4732
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A glass bead, probably Post-Medieval or early Modern in date. The bead is oblate, with flattened surfaces, in the centre of which is a cast circular perforation. The surface of the bead is decorated with irregular circles of red arranged in a lozenge pattern in four panels. The panels are made distinct by intersecting cords forming pointed oval panels. The cords are mostly hollow now, but bear traces of a secondary, translucent white glass. The glass that forms the body of the bead is solid (not translucent) and off-white in colour. Its appearance is similar to ceramic, but wh…
Created on: Monday 1st March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-BC07D1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy mount of the head of Mercury, of Roman date. The mount is solid and largely complete, though most detail is worn away. The mount has a lozenge base, with a circular perforation for a rivet or attachment in each corner, with the front perforation filled with iron corrosion. Around the perimeter is a small decorated band of raised C-shapes. The base is roughly flat. A neck emerges from the base, to a forward looking male head. The head is bearded and executed in a typical Roman period style. The head also bears a 'helmet', though in execution it appears to be m…
Created on: Monday 1st March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-B94EF6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is an undecorated, lead alloy spindle whorl of indeterminate date. It may be as early as Roman but equally, it may be post medieval. This example is circular with the appearance of being formed from two smaller, flat discs having been joined together. The seam around the circumference is mimicked on the inside of the central hole where it forms an undercut at the joint. The central hole, which widens on the inside, has a maximum external diameter of 8.5mm. The whorl is now covered with lead oxide corrosion with considerable surface knocks and scraps.
Created on: Monday 1st March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-804352
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent Roman copper-alloy probable toilet implement broken into two unequal pieces. The larger piece consists of a twisted wire handle, broken at one end just before a terminal, with part of an oval terminal at the other. This broken scoop or bowl is shallowly concave (W.: 10.15mm); the break is ragged. The handle has been bent through ninety degrees at both ends; the ends have also been bent upwards and downwards. The smaller fragment represents the other terminal which is spatulate (trapezoidal), with the vestiges of the twisted handle attached (38.75 by 7.85mm by 0.8mm (min. Th.).…
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-7F9521
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy pin of probable Roman date. It has a biconical head (max. dia.: 11.2mm), with a groove below at the junction with the shank. The shaft below the groove is slightly expanded/everted (Dia.: 4.7mm). The shaft is circular in cross-section with a central swelling (Th.: 4.0mm). The tip has been bent to one side, first shallowly, then through ninety degrees. As Geake (2001, 39) notes, both Roman and Middle Saxon pins can have swellings on their shafts and can be bent; they are therefore difficult to tell apart. Although early-medieval pins often have collars the…
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-7ED617
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly corroded bowl from a probable Roman cast copper-alloy spoon (6.2mm deep). The bowl is pear shaped in form, making it a Type 2 spoon in Crummy's (1983, 69) classification. It is plain with some abrasions to the rim and some accretions and losses of patina as a result of corrosion. At the narrow end are the vestiges of the junction with the handle, triangular in cross-section. The artefact has a variable grey-green patina with the corrosion product coming through light green. The bowl can be compared with one illustrated in Crummy (1983, 70; ref.: 2012).
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-7D27D6
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver-gilt hollow pendant in the form of a Tau cross, perhaps originally containing a relic or remedy. The pendant is missing a back plate which was soldered on separately, and the loop by which the pendant was suspended is broken. Under each arm of the T is a gilded sphere - both appear to be integral to the object - and there is a similar sphere below the suspension loop. On the face of each arm of the T is a raised open quatrefoil at the centre of each of which is a silver pellet (one is now missing), and there is another pellet in the centre of the T. These pellets may be separ…
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-7B2A18
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy object of undetermined function and date, possibly Roman. The object is small and is pointed oval in plan (length 37.29mm, width 7.92mm, thickness 4.89mm). It is rectangular in section and it has a central hole (3.7mm in diameter). All four planes are decorated with a line of punched dots. Weight 5.3g. The object is very abraded and has lost much of its surface. It has a mid green patina and there is light green corrosion product where the surface has worn away.
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-7B0B91
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable cast copper alloy weight, possibly a plumb bob. It is undated but may be Post-Medieval. The object is hollow and is biconical in shape, with a flat base. There is a semi-circular suspension loop which is D-shaped in section. A collar with two transverse grooves divides the loop from the body of the weight. This collar has partially worn away. There is also a transverse groove two thirds of the way down the body of the object. At the base is an off-centre hole, 3.3mm in diameter. The item is something of a conundrum; it seems odd for a weight to be hollow, and the hole at th…
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-6C7D62
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy incomplete anthropomorphic bracket from a Post-Medieval chafing dish. 16th or 17th century. This is one of probably three brackets that that would have projected up from the wall of the chafing dish like the figurehead of a ship. The end is in the shape of a three-dimensional human head with a worn nose and engraved eyes and lines of the hair. The 'shoulder' attached to the head is 15.6mm wide, triangular in section and concave. Each side of this 'shoulder' is decorated with three engraved dots. From this point the bracket becomes flat (thickness 5.3mm, max h…
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-6B7420
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy mount, probably a strap fitting, likely to be Medieval in date. It has a flat sub-lozengiform plate with two rivet holes and iron rivets still in place. The plate is attached to a ring but most of this is missing. There is a vestige of some kind of (very abraded) boss between the plate and the ring. The object has a dark green patina and is very abraded and pitted. There are patches of light green corrosion product all over and traces of rust around the rivets. Weight 5.1g, length 25.6mm, width 15.92mm, maximum thickness of plate 2.74mm.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-6B3BE7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Medieval or early Post-Medieval mount. A convex mount, square in plan (16mm x 16mm wide). The mount has a flat face and rounded corners. A lozenge forms four cusps in between each of the four corners, making a quatrefoil design. The underside has a blunt circular rivet, only 9.43mm tall. It is not clear whether the rivet has been broken off. There is an almost identical mount in Brian Read's 'Metal Artefacts of Antiquity', 2001, no. 241 which is dated from the 15th to 17th century. The published one has a longer, pointed rivet however. The object's surface is quite…
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-6B13D2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy incomplete Roman brooch. A cross-bow brooch of the 4th century. Only the head, crossbar and the top of the bow are present. Most of the bow, the pin and the catchplate are missing. What remains of the bow is trapezoid in section. The crossbar is sub-rectangular in section and has a side knob at each end and a top knob. The knobs are all polygonal and each has a groove and a circular collar separating it from the crossbar. The pin would have been hinged and there is a deep groove in reverse of the crossbar which would have held a safety bolt to hold the pin. See Hat…
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-6ACA26
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Post-Medieval seal matrix. This is a personal seal probably late 16th to early 17th century in date. It is circular in shape and one edge has been bent back. There is a circular border separating the central device from the inscription. The device and the inscription do not conform to the normal forms. The device is a circle containing two letters (possibly initials) PH or PK. This circle is surmounted by another, smaller, circle above the letters. The two circles may have been designed to look like a finger ring with a gemstone. The inscription around the outside is in lom…
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-6A25F2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A brass one ounce trade weight. The circular weight bears a stamped sword (City of London) and an A (Averdupois). The other, larger, punched marks are unclear but may be local verification marks. There is no apparent crowned monarch's initial.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-6A1CF7
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable looped support for a drop handle for a metal vessel. The fitting has a short integral rivet.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-6A06E4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible cast copper alloy hollow base for a vessel such as a candle holder. The object appears to have formed part of a circular base but the extremities appear complete, apart from one obvious broken edge. The rim is formed of rounded frills. There is what appears to be a rounded rectangular hole in the body.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-69F1B4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavy cast, apparently incomplete, hollow copper alloy object. The object is roughly square in section with walls c6mm wide. The object has out-turned sides which extend to form two projections with a central rounded projection between them.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-69DD67
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An S-shaped strap link; each terminal is in the form of the head of a beast or dragon. Centrally, the fitting has a constriction with projecting rounded knops.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-69BC18
Object type: CANDLESTICK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hollow cylinder pierced by opposing round holes c10mm below the rim. The cylinder is decorated with three groups of two circumferential grooves. The lower part of the cylinder reduces in diameter abruptly to form a solid stem, now truncated, of 13.1mm diameter.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BUC-630891
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded but complete double-ended late early-medieval harness link (c. 11th century AD). It is formed of a bar of D-shaped cross-section with a slightly squared central boss. At each end is a circular loop with characteristic three knobs. The central boss also has lateral knobs. It is seemingly plain, though corroded. It has a small depression on its lower surface, though this may be a product of casting. For similar examples see Williams (2007, 4-5; fig. 6). The object is a red-brown colour with some small patches of green corrosion product.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2010
Last updated: Monday 24th February 2014
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Record ID: BERK-54F9E7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy Roman Military harness junction fitting or phalera connector dating from the first to third centuries AD. The strap fitting is formed of a sub-circular face plate with rivet hole for attaching the fitting to a leather strap while a small triangular-shaped back catch would have helped hold the strap in position: depth of strap 5.3mm max. The thick, tapering body of the fitting has two deep recessed mouldings running around its width, stopping at the edge of the reverse, while the foot of the fitting has a distinctive raised T-shaped terminal that curves outwards. Th…
Created on: Wednesday 24th February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2012
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Record ID: ESS-53D600
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Medieval (13th-14th century) seal matrix. A small seal matrix (24.28mm long by 12.9mm wide)which is a pointed oval shape and flat. The reverse has a central ridge along its length. There is an integral loop at apex of the ridge, most of which is missing. The matrix depicts an animal, perhaps a bird. The inscription surrounding the animal device is too worn to be legible. The face of the matrix has a mid green patina and is abraded. The reverse face has a darker green patina and is slightly smoother. Both faces have patches of light green corrosion product especiall…
Created on: Wednesday 24th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-53CAA6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval finger-ring of roughly stirrup shape with two raised areas at its shoulders, each with the remains of transverse grooving. The ring has experienced much wear and has suffered from damage in the ground, resulting in a break at the back of the hoop and general distortion. The finger-ring is silver and dates from the thirteenth century. Dimensions: width 22 mm, height 21 mm. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. J P Robinson Curator of Medi…
Created on: Wednesday 24th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: ESS-426B66
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy incomplete hinged furniture or casket fitting.  It is comprised of a rectangular bar with a break at one end and a triangular terminal at the other. The terminal has a central line with a curved line to either side; there are two oblique lines enclosed by the curved line, and a further two oblique lines below the curved line.  There is a sub-triangular projection with small circular hole located on the reverse towards the broken end. It is 45.78mm long and weighs 10.2 grams. The bar is 12.65mm wide and 2.53mm thick and the terminal has a maximum width…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-426304
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval openwork quatrefoil mount with integrally cast shank on the reverse. The centre of the mount has a six-petalled flower surrounded by four arches. The shank has a square cross section. The main body measures 14.83mm by 14.53mm and is 1.86mm thick. The shank measures 2.62mm by 2.61mm and is 9.02mm long. It weighs 1.8 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-425C24
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Post Medieval weight; originally circular in plan, only a third of the weight survives. There are concentric rings towards the centre of the weight, and the remains of a circular hole at the centre. The reverse is plain and undecorated. It measures 44.11mm by 23.74mm, is 4.30mm thick and weighs 23.15 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-4249D5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy vessel, probably of Medieval to Post Medieval date. Part of the vessel wall and rim survives. The body is 4.41mm thick and the rim 6.92mm thick. The rim has an elongated oval cross section. The fragment weighs 34.28 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-423F84
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (16th - 17th century) cast copper alloy dish support from a chafing dish. The support is incomplete, comprised of an incomplete hinged swinging arm. The arm would have been attached to the main body of the vessel, and is in the form of a flat curved bar with a terminal in the form of a human head. The head has cast facial features and hair. The other end of the bar worn break, across the circular hole for the hinge mechanism. Hinged arms could be swivelled over the top of the bracket, either to hold plates above the charcoal, or as a handle to avoid burns to the hands whi…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-4235E3
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated copper alloy casting waste. One end is circular, whilst the rest is irregularly cast. It is 25.56mm long, 27.15mm wide and weighs 28.78 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-423014
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated copper alloy casting waste. It is sub-oval and flat, measuring 50mm long, 28.39mm wide, 5.84mm thick and weighs 27.10 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-4220B3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy circular weight. Both surfaces have the symbols F, crown, P and 1/2 aranged at 12 o'clock, 9 o'clock, 3 o'clock and 6 o'clock respectively. It is 17.29mm in diameter, 1.83mm thick and weighs 3.1 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-41C853
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead alloy circular, uniface token decorated with a cross with three pellets in each angle. It is 21.46mm in diameter, 3.92mm thick and weighs 11.13 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-4193D3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post medieval cast lead uniface token decorated with a cross-hatch design. It is 20.44mm in diameter, 2.55mm thick and weighs 3.57 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-417F14
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy Nuremburg jetton. The surface is worn and corroded, with an orb and sceptre visible on one surface.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-4175E4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy damaged and incomplete artefact. The fragment is rectangular in plan and cross section, measuring 28.94mm by 28.01mm wide and 22.42mm deep. It weighs 97.1 grams. Five of the surfaces are smooth with a dark green patina, whilst the sixth surface is rough and uneven. The fragment may be part of a medieval to post medieval vessel leg.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-416838
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast lead papal bulla of Gregory X, dating 1271-6. The bulla is damaged, with a bend down the centre and a gouge out of the reverse. The obverse depicts Saints Paul and Peter, with the inscription SPA [SPE] above - SPA for Saint Paul and SPE for Saint Peter. The image of Saint Paul is to the left, and he is depicted with curved lines for his hair and vertical lines for his beard. St Peter, to the right, has small pellets for both his hair and beard. The entire obverse design is contained within a pelleted border. The reverse of the bulla has the inscription GRE/GORIVS/PP…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-4145C3
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval (1450-1550) cast copper alloy purse bar fragment. It is rectangular in plan with an oval cross section; there is an incomplete rectangular projection running along part of its length, with two circular holes. There is a double cross-hatched design running around the bar. The ends are extremely worn. It has a mid-green patina. In its current condition it is 40.72mm long, 6.65mm in diameter, 10.81mm thick and weighs 11.9 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-413D07
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1450-1600) incomplete cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle with serrated outer edge. One loop is complete, and the other is largely missing. There is a small knop at each end of the strap bar. The pin is missing. In its current condition, the buckle is 20.77mm long, 20.29mm wide, 2.09mm thick and weighs 1.7 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-413507
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (1550-1700) cast copper alloy double loop rectangular buckle with bevelled edges, narrowed strap bar and missing pin. The buckle is plain and undecorated. It is 38.11mm long, 27.84mm wide, 1.88mm thick and weighs 7.1 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-412BE4
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1300-1500AD) incomplete cast copper alloy single loop clasp (strap fitting). The frame is rectangular, with a moulded human head extending from one of the shorter edges. There is a worn break at the apex of the head where there would have been an integrally cast openwork crown. The reverse is hollow and undecorated. It is 30.52mm long, 18.64mm wide, 6.76mm thick and weighs 4.6 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-411CE7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1450-1600) cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle frame with narrowed strap bar. The frame has serrated edges which are worn and corroded. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The pin is missing. The frame is 30.71mm long, 19.91mm wide, 3.19mm thick and weighs 4.4 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-2627C1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is a copper alloy, cast 'D' shape buckle, probably of 16th to 17thth century origin. From the cross bar it has symmetrical saddle shaped extensions leading to a central, notched pin rest with three groves, resembling an 'arrowhead'. Some ferrous staining is evident on the cross bar and the pin rest, the pin is missing.
Created on: Monday 22nd February 2010
Last updated: Friday 6th May 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-12F8F7
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy fitting, possibly for a book? 30mm long, 14mm wide and 6mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 5.69grams. The object consists of a rectangular plate with a rivet in each upper corner. It sits above a semi-spherhical protrusion which is hollow and has a small circular hole in its underside. Below this sits a triangular shaped folded plate with the narrow folded end forming a suspension loop. The plate continues to create a base plate for the whole object, this is held in place by a further rivet above and below the sphere, centrally placed. The obje…
Created on: Sunday 21st February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-10F546
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is a post medieval copper-alloy, circular seal matrix, dating from the 16th-17th century. The seal has a tapering oval section hourglass grip topped by a raised band and then surmounted by a trefoil shaped suspension loop with openwork decoration, and a small topmost point. The intaglio is in the form of an acorn with two leaves, planted in a patch of soil. The stem section measures 4.4mm x 3.2mm. The surface is now covered in a green/brown patina and one of the lower trefoil lobes is broken.
Created on: Sunday 21st February 2010
Last updated: Friday 6th May 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC5C23
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval to Modern cast copper alloy weight. It is circular in plan with a depressed upper surface. The initial 'G' is visible with an unclear device to the side, a symbol of an 'archway' divided into four segments, and a further unclear design. It is 17.33mm in diameter, 4.70mm thick and weighs 6.84 grams.  
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC59E6
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age (1500-1150BC) cast copper alloy palstave fragment. Part of the central body survives with a flange to either side; the fragment is rectangular in plan with an 'H' shaped cross section. It is 26.98mm long, 28.84mm wide, 15.75mm thick and weighs 45.99 grams. There are worn breaks at both ends.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC4B86
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1250-1500) cast copper alloy bar mount. The mount is rectangular with a raised collar at either end before a circular terminal with a triangular knop. There is a circular rivet hole in each terminal. The mount is bent approximately at two thirds of its length. The metal is red-brown in colour with patches of green corrosion. There are a few very small areas of gilding. In its current bent condition, the mount is 33.17mm long (approximately 50mm long if it were straight) 7.62mm wide across the main body and 7.12mm wide at the terminals. It is 2.56mm thick and weighs 5.44 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC46E0
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval (1400-1600) incomplete cast copper alloy mount. It is comprised of an incomplete rectangular bar, with a worn break at one end and a sub-triangular terminal with scalloped edge at the other end. The terminal has a corroded iron rivet through the centre. It is 19.55mm long, 11.27mm wide across the terminal, 2.54mm wide across the bar, is 2.71mm thick and weighs 0.96 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC4437
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (17th century) cast copper alloy mount with integral rivets. The mount is triangular with a trefoil terminal at one end, and a circular terminal at the other. The reverse of the mount has two extremely worn projections, from missing rivets. The mount is 30.93mm long, 12.32mm wide, 2.67mm thick and weighs 3.73 grams.   
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC3315
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon, 950-1100) cast copper alloy horse harness (strap) fitting. Only the openwork lozengeform terminal survives, which has a central circular hole and a semi-circular knop at three of the angles. The fourth angle has an incomplete projecting arm. It is 26.71mm long, 28.91mm wide, 5.44mm thick and weighs 8.01 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC2DC2
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (16th century) cast copper alloy dress hook. The attachment loop is rectangular, with a flat undecorated strip below. There is then an openwork triangle comprised of three openwork circles with two openwork circles below, with a projecting arm extending from the apex of the triangle. The arm is rectangular in plan with a 'D' shaped cross section; there is a worn break across the end, where the arm would have bent into a hook. The reverse is plain and undecorated. It is 34.41mm long, 14.88mm wide and 1.27mm thick on the main body with the incomplete projecting arm being …
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC2795
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (AD 40-75) cast copper alloy Colchester two-piece brooch. The brooch is complete with the exception of the pin. The wings are rectangular and they are slightly curved to accommodate the now missing spring. There is a double pierced lug on the reverse of the wings, which would have secured the axis bar and chord of the spring. The bow is gently curved and it has a prominent central ridge, with a less pronounced ridge to either side. The bow tapers slightly in thickness towards the foot. The reverse of the foot has a triangular catchplate with a circular and triangular p…
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC0DE3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (14th century) damaged, incomplete and distorted cast copper alloy annular brooch.  Three collets survive on the fragment, and they are triangular in profile with a circular recess. There is no visible infill in the recesses. The pin is missing.  In its current condition, the fragment is 17.54mm by 13.73mm wide, 6.97mm thick and weighs 4.12 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC0937
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (14th century) cast copper alloy annular brooch; the brooch is hexagonal with an integrally cast collet at four of the angles, and the pin attachment and pin rest located on the remaining two opposing angles. Three of the collets have the traces of a powdery white infill, possibly corroded shell. Part of the copper alloy pin loop is attached to the frame, with the main part of the pin missing. It is 17.43mm in diameter, 3.23mm thick and weighs 1.60 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC05E7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Medieval (1250-1500) copper alloy buckle plate. It is rectangular in plan, with two damaged and incomplete projections which would have acted as a hinge around the missing buckle frame. There is a pairs of rivet holes at each of the shorter edges of the plate. There is no visible decoration except for an incised line around the edge of the frame. The reverse is plain and undecorated. It is 39.29mm long, 14.28mm wide, 1.24mm thick and weighs 2.97 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC02E7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Medieval (1250-1500) copper alloy buckle plate. It is rectangular in plan, folded at one end with a central slot where it would have been attached to the missing buckle frame and pin. The opposing end has two copper alloy rivets for attachment to a strap. The upper plate has two pairs of cast vertical lines with a trefoil cut-out on the shorter edge. The lower plate is plain and undecorated. It is 29.75mm long, 21.51mm wide, 4.09mm thick and weighs 6.49 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EC0002
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1250-1450) cast copper alloy strap end, comprised of two trapezoid plates secured by a copper alloy rivet at one end. It is 28.92mm long, 13.90mm wide tapering to 9.89mm wide and has a maximum thickness of 3.26mm. It weighs 3.31 grams. The metal has a dark green patina with a large area of corrosion on one of the plates.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EBFD68
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval incomplete cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle frame with semi-circular knop at each end of the narrowed strap bar. Only one loop survives. The pin is missing. It is 20.53mm long, 21.91mm wide, 2.57mm thick and weighs 2.62 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-EBF635
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1250-1500) copper alloy 'D' shaped buckle frame with narrowed and offset strap bar. The copper alloy pin is still attached, but bent.  There is a folded copper alloy plate, with the upper surface of the plate being scalloped with a trefoil terminal, and the lower plate being rectangular. There are three copper alloy rivets on the plate. It is 28.73mm long, 11.55mm wide across the frame, 10.28mm wide across the plate and it weighs 2.32 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-EB76D6
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy key, 51mm long, 29mm wide and 9mm thick. The key is in fair condition, missing its loop and weighs 24.74grams. The key has a circular sectioned shaft a complicated rectangular bit. It has two semi-circular grooves running parallel to the shaft, one on each side. and on each outer edge are two rectangular clefts. The key is missing its loop.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-EAC585
Object type: STAPLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy double-hooked staple, lozenge-shaped in plan and flat in profile and section. The staple is still bent at one end, before the hooked terminus, and may have originally been bent at the other end, into a 90 degree angle. These would have been used to hold wooden objects together, but are not robust enough for boat timbers. Similar copper alloy staples are illustrated in Ottaway and Rogers (2002) on page 2829, Fig.1408, No.15161, which is dated to the 14th century; and in Griffiths, Philpott & Egan (2007) on page 288, Plate 73, Nos.3776-7 & 3781, which could be later in…
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2011
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Record ID: CORN-EAB5D7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy D-shaped single-loop buckle with a narrowed recessed offset bar which protrudes at both ends and is defined by an incised line between the frame and the bar ends, perhaps to make the bar look like a separate spindle. The frame is oval in section and expanded at its outer edge where the pin would have rested but there is no pin rest or evidence of wear there. The pin is now missing. The folded sheet plate that would have attached to the bar is also missing. Egan & Pritchard (2002) illustrate a similar example on page 70, Fig.42, No.271, which is dated from c.1200-12…
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-EAB5F8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: silver-gilt fede finger-ring fragment, only bezel remaining. Bezel in form of clasped hands, with cuffs on each wrist. Date: Post-Medieval, 17th Century - 19th Century Discussion: Such rings known as 'fede' rings, from the Italian 'mani in fede' ('hands in faith'), were given as tokens of love, engagement or marriage from Roman times up to the 19th century. Dimensions: Weight: 1.9g; Length: 16.4mm; Bezel Width: 7.8mm;Bezel Thickness: 2.8mm The find cannot be securely dated to pre-1710 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996. Caroli…
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 28th June 2012
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Record ID: LEIC-EA9D46
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy key, 82mm long, 28mm wide and 12mm thick The object is in fair condition and weighs 34.68grams. The key has a lozenge shaped loop with a cricular sectioned shaft and a rectangular bit two clefts one on the outer and lower edge.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-EA9B47
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy oval buckle with single pointed loop and forked spacer, and composite double sheet copper alloy plates, one of which survives and was found close by. The buckle has a flat base and a bevelled upper edge and no pin rest, but some wear there just behind the pointed edge. The wire copper alloy pin still remains within the frame, although bent. The plate is rectangular in plan, with a straight edge on the end, and a semi-circular aperture for the pin hinge to move within at the opposite edge. The plate is decorated with an incised pattern which consists of a central lozen…
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-EA4085
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron age or Roman brooch fragment, 31mm long, 24mm wide and 8mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 9.63grams. The object is sub-triangular in form and may be the footplate of an Aesica style brooch. Its surface is decorated with a central semi-spherical knop from which emerges four raised tendrils. Two run to the bottom corners before turning back on themselves and winding around a raised semi-sphere which is flanked by two raised triangular 'petals'. The two other tendrils run in parallel a short way upwards, before merging with two outward facing raised semi-circular …
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-E95527
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy ampulla fragment, 32mm long, 26mm wide and 6mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 16.56g. The object consists of the lower half of a bag-shaped ampulla. It is decorated on one side with a saltire in a shield and on the other side a four petalled motif.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 9th June 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-E93585
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval copper alloy strap end, 33mm long, 10mm wide and 2mm thick. The strap end is in fair conditon and weighs 2.62grams. It is sub-rectangular in form and section and terminates with a rounded eared animal head. The main decoration appears to be an intertwined beast, which has been inlaid with niello which has now mineralised to a silvery colour. It has two circular holes at its upper end below which is a scallop-shell-like motif.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Sunday 23rd February 2014
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Record ID: LEIC-E8AB31
Object type: LUG (HANDLE)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval copper alloy chafing dish handle, 57mm long, 48mm wide and 17mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 37.10grams. The object is triangular in form and sub rectangular in section and has a short circular shaft at its narrow end to hold a lug. The lug is circular in form and rectangular in section with a small rectangular shaft. It has an off centre circular hole, attaching it to the handle.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-E89AB3
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast iron cannon ball of the Post-Medieval period. The ball is spherical with a somewhat corroded outer surface. Diameter is 63mm.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-E89B46
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval cast copper alloy strap end-dating 9th - 10th century. This appears to be a Thomas Class A, Type 2 with a split end, tapering plate, zoomorphic terminal and patterned field. On this example the zoomorphic terminal is very stylised. The decoration in the field is unclear but there appears to be a row of punched dots just above the animal-head and then a band of diagonal lines, possibly within a shield against a punched dot background. This strap-end has been repaired; the length is truncated and the rivet in the split-end is a later repair. The rivet has a rounded…
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 16th March 2011
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Record ID: ESS-E6E3A1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to Post Medieval (1350-1600) cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle with bevelled edges. There is a small amount of iron corrosion on the strap bar. The frame is 31.15mm long, 26.93mm wide, 3.10mm thick and weighs 6.42 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-E6E178
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Medieval to early Post Medieval (1400-1600) cast copper alloy buckle frame with integral plate. The single loop frame is damaged and incomplete. The plate is rectangular in plan with two iron rivets half way along its length. There is a raised transverse ridge towards the end of the attachment plate. There is a small amount of gilt on the plate. It is 49.87mm long, 27.39mm wide across the damaged loop, 15.53mm wide across the plate, is 4.01mm thick and weighs 9.45 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-E6DED0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1250-1450) cast copper alloy single loop oval buckle frame with narrowed and offset strap bar, and an expanded outer edge with four transverse groves. The pin is missing. The frame is 29.24mm long, 20.91mm wide, 3.71mm thick and weighs 3.78 grams.
Created on: Friday 19th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-DAA634
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Roman T-shape brooch (later 1st to mid-2nd century AD). The brooch survives quite well, only having suffered some post-depositional damage and the loss of its pin. The head has tubular wings, each with a terminal ridge. There is a further ridge either side of the wide head. The axis bar is largely obscured by the wings, but would appear to be made from iron judging by orange corrosion product both at the wing terminals and within the pin slot. The pin is missing. The upper bow emerges from the wings initially at a width of c. 13.1mm before tapering, eventually…
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-DA9842
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Polden Hill type, incomplete in as much as it is missing its pin. At the head is one of the characteristic wing tip plate extensions, pierced to take the axis bar; one has been abraded through. The rearward facing lug which protrudes from the centre of the head would have held the chord of the spring mechanism. The semi-cylindrical wings that cover the spring and have tips that rise slightly to form a ridge. There is a further ridged moulding to each side of the head. The bow is semicircular in cross section. At the head end it features a promine…
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-D84F92
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Post-medieval strap guide or belt attachment, rectangular head in plan, undecorated. The reverse has an integrally cast rectangular 'loop' and a rivet hole to attach the mount to the strap. The mount measures 20.11mm wide and 13.98mm long. It weighs 3.1gms.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Friday 18th March 2011
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Record ID: BERK-D83563
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy medieval ring brooch, complete with copper alloy pin. The brooch has four raised oval settings that contained paste - one of the settings retains yellow paste. Between the settings the face of the brooch is decorated with thick incised vertical lines following the curviture of the brooch. The reverse of the brooch is plain. The pin is intact and is simply looped around a recess in the brooch. This is a very nice example of a 13th - 14th century brooch in undamaged condition. The brooch measures 18.30mm diameter and is 3.18mm maximum thickness. It weighs 2.5gms.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th March 2011
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Record ID: BERK-D7E172
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy finger ring dating to the later Medieval period and stamped with a repeating floral and spiral design. This ring is made from a hoop of metal, rather than from a strip that is bend and joined. This finger ring is in good conditon and measures 20.96mm diameter and is 1.71mm thick. It weighs 3.4gms.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th March 2011
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Record ID: NCL-D2E073
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle of the early Post-Medieval period. The buckle is double-looped, rectangular in plan with rounded ends. A cast integral crossbar is missing due to damage, as is the pin. Decoration consists of simple moulding of diagonal lines on the upper and lower frame.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C947D7
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A struck copper-alloy possible pendant of the crucifixion, of Early Medieval date. The object is a simple sheet of copper alloy with a high lead content, struck between two dies to form a crucifixion scene. The arms of the cross are equal in length. The decoration on both sides is the same. Jesus has an oval head, with a pointed chin. The heavy brow, oblong eyes and triangular nose are in prominent relife. His torso bears raised lumps on each breat and in the place of his navel. The arms have a simple stick form, with triangular hands at the end, with 5 stick fingers splayed alon…
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C93387
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy one-piece brooch of the late Iron Age to early Roman period. The brooch is complete, missing only its pin. The pin spring has four coils with the cross bar passing under the coils. The bow is roughly uniform in breadth, but with a central peak down its length, across which is simple hatched decoration. The base of the bow flattens out to form the curved latch of the catchplate.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C92705
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle pin of the Medieval period, 1200-1500. The pin has lost its hinge, but is otherwise complete. The base of the pin has moulded decoration with two incised lines across its breadth. In general, the pin tapers in profile to its tip. It is rectangular in plan and section.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C918A3
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy button of the Medieval period, 1200-1500. The button has a solid domed head bearing a cross fleury with a trefoil in each quarter. There is an integral projecting tab with a circular perforation.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C908D7
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy button of the Medieval period, 1200-1500. The button has a spherical head with an integral projecting tab with a circular perforation.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C8FE22
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy mount of Medieval date, 1150-1450. The mount is conical with an internal copper-alloy rivet. See Egan and Pritchard 1991, 172-173, no 844.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C8ED25
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy composite strap end of the Medieval period, c 1250-1450. The strap end has a forked spacer with a circular body and a knop terminal. Plates of copper alloy cover the spacer, with a rectangular body and circular base. The plates are held in place with two copper-alloy rivets at the top of the strap end. A circular perforation in the centre of the top would of taken a rivet to attach to a strap.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C8E0A4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy trumpet brooch of the early Roman period. Only the head and upper bow remain of this heavily worn brooch. The bow has a moulded disc decoration in half-round, and one side of the head retains a small trace of blue enamel.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C8CA93
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle of the early Post-Medieval period, c 1575-1700. The buckle is double-framed, with the rectangular frames expanding outward from the central bar, with has semicircular projections at either end. The outer frames have a lobe at each corner and a central lobe between the corner lobes. The hinge of the pin remains, made from a bent strip of copper alloy.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C861D7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy annular buckle of the Medieval period, The hoop is circular in plan and D-shaped in section. It is decorated with incised lines running diagonally across the breadth of the hoop, creating a corded effect. The pin is a simple wire with a wrap-around hinge.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C85622
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy hooked tag/dress hook of early Post-Medieval date, Read class E type 3, 1500-1600. The object has a circular body with moulded vegetal relief and openwork decoration. The end has an integral attachment loop on the same plane as the plate, rectanguar in plan.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C83BE2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap fitting or mount of unknown date, probably Roman to Medieval. The fitting is a sub-rectangular plate with one rounded end. Down the length of its centre is a rectangular perforation. The square-end has a cylindrical shank, cast integral, emerging from the underside of the plate. Its function is unknown, but the metalwork appears to be Roman or Medieval in date.
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C81337
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle of Egan type 2, c 1250-1350. The buckle is D-shaped with an offset bar. The pin has a wrap around hinge.
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C7B675
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle of Egan type 11, 1300-1500. The buckle is D-shaped with a thickened outer frame with a small central recess with a roller. The bar is offset, and the pin is missing.
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-C684D3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The foot is from a cast copper alloy cooking vessel. In plan it is a sub-rectangle with a rounded, slightly bulbous, foot. In profile the reverse of the leg is straight. In section the leg is an elongated semi-circle. The upper edge of the leg is broken, this may be a recent break. The leg has a trace of a black deposit which is probably a sooty/carbon deposit. Otherwise the surface has a mottled mid green coloured surface. The leg measures 36.14mm tall, 21.88mm wide across the foot and 7.06mm thick. It weighs 22g. These cooking vessels, according to Geake, date from the mid 13th …
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-C66DB7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap fitting; a decorative mount. In plan, the mount is lozenge shaped with moulded edges and is decorated on the upper surface with a large flower. The reverse is undecorated and has an integral incomplete spike which is square in section and tapers to a point. The upper surface of the mount red copper corrosion otherwise the surface has traces of a mid green patina which is slightly abraded. It measures 26.26mm long, 18.37mm wide and 7.42mm thick, weighing 3g. Strap fittings have been in use from the late Medieval to Post Medieval period. Egan (Egan, G. 2005 …
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-C65A47
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper double looped oval shaped buckle. The loops are undecorated, but the outer edge is obliquely angled. The loops expand slightly in width towards the apex. The reverse is undecorated, but is also obliquely angled. The strap bar is narrowed, and is semi-circular in section. In profile the buckle forms a very wide ‘V’ shape with the strap bar forming the apex. The pin is a fragment of wire which is curled around the strap bar. The buckle frame has traces of a dark green patina, but the pin has a matte red/brown coloured surface. The frame has patched of red copper corrosi…
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-C64E66
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper single looped rectagnular shaped buckle. The loop is decorated has a triangular protruding notch and a narrowed off-set oval sectioned strap bar. The reverse of the frame is flat and undecorated. The pin is missing. The frame has a mid grey/green patina. The buckle measures 27.95mm long and 16.58mm wide. It weighs 3.2g. Egan and Pritchard (2002 Dress Accessories Boydell Press) illustrate similar shaped buckles (No. 434) which date to the late 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C20F34
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap end of the Norman period, c 1066-1200. The strap end is rectangular in plan, with a split end. The body is openwork, leaving rectangular and circular shapes in the strap end. One corner of the tip is missing.
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-C12321
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy probable gaming piece of the Early Medieval period, probably Viking/Anglo-Scandinavian. The piece is conical with three wedge-like projections at the top, arranged fairly regularly. The object is hollow, though mostly at the base. See also SF-6F5256,SF-6F7361, and SF-1CB627.
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2012
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Record ID: NCL-C0E536
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap end of Thomas class A1, c 800-1100. The object has a split end with 2 circular perforations for rivets, one of which is broken. The sub-triangular body of the strap end has a small fan-shaped panel below the rivet holes and before the central panel, bearing a beast looking backward in a field of enamel. The terminal has a double collar and a zoomorphic terminal, not of the standard mousehead variety.
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Sunday 30th March 2014
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Record ID: NARC-BFCB35
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a copper-alloy double looped buckle from the post-medieval period. It is D-shaped in section, with a rounded front and flat reverse. The remaining loop has a groove for the pin. There are slight knops at the each end of the central pin bar. The buckle probably dates from around 1550 to 1650 AD.
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: NARC-BF4295
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The cast copper-alloy terminal of a broken leg, probably from a tripod cauldron. The foot is very large and has a flat base, with splayed 'toes'. It has a prominent central ridge. There are traces of carbon deposits, particularly on the base. It measures 38.5 mm in height from the base to the break, 49.5 mm wide and is 21.5 mm thick. It weighs 231.4 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: NARC-BEC4B6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy circular trade weight of post-medieval date. It measures 31.3 mm in diameter. The weight has an incised circular groove c. 2.5 mm from the circumference. There is a central punch and a further incised groove approximately 7 mm from this. Resting on the border groove is a crowned Lombardic 'h'. This mark was institued by Henry VII in 1495 and lasted into the reign of Henry VIII (Biggs 1992, 48). The weight weighs 9 grams. A calculation based on 15.432 avoirdupois grains to the gram makes the coin weight 138.888 grains. Assuming 480 grains to the ounce, this weight wo…
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: LEIC-BDD5B4
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval lead alloy seal matrix, 25mm long, 18mm wide and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 6.7grams. The matrix is incomplete with about half present. It is oval in form and rectangular in section. It is decorated on one side with a foliate design, perhaps a corn ear? and is inscribed around its edge, GMIS+SMA?
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-BD98E4
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy awl of unknown date, Roman to Modern. The awl is a simple rod with worn/corroded pointed ends. It is circular in section.
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-BD8031
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy axe blade of Bronze Age date. Only the blade edge remains, crescentic in shape with flaring tips. The axe was hollow.
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-BD62D4
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy casting jet, waste associated with bronze casting. The object is a waste fragment from the top of the mould, where the alloy was poured into the mould. It is oval in shape, with two projecting lugs, where the molten metal ran down into the rest of the mould. It measures 33.58 mm long, 24.75 mm wide and is 28.87 mm long. It weighs 51.1 grams. As such casting jets are associated with the manufacture of many cast objects over a very long period of time they can be difficult to date, but given the shape and patina this example has been given a probable Bronze Age date (2150 …
Created on: Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: NARC-ADB8E7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete large cast copper alloy buckle with concave sides. Frame is rectangular in section, while the central bar is circular in section. The pin is a triangular cut sheet of copper alloy, curled around the central bar. The corner knops are raised and triangular with a central groove. The frame is etched with transverse lines. The back is plain.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-AD4AC5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (16th to 17th century) cast copper alloy incomplete mount, possibly a furniture escution. The mount is comprised of three incomplete arms, roughly in the form of the letter 'M', with a worn break at the end of each arm. There is a circular rivet hole where the three arms join, with a semi-circular knop above. The mount is 24.52mm long, 19.21mm wide, 2.48mm thick and weighs 2.69 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-AD3678
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Damaged and incomplete Medieval (13th to 14th century) cast copper alloy harness pendant. The pendant is an upturned 'V' shaped, with worn breaks at the end of each arm, and a damaged and incomplete suspension loop at its apex. The surface is worn and there is no decoration visible. It is 27.76mm long, 26.0mm wide, 1.55mm thick and weighs 2.88 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-AD1CC3
Object type: DRESS AND PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (1500-1700) cast copper alloy Type E Class 3 hooked-clasp, c.f. Read p140 no 402. The main body is sub-circular with a central lozenge panel with four openwork circles projecting out of the upper two edges. An integrally cast rectangular attachment loop is located at the apex of the fitting with a projecting hook extending from the opposite side. The hook is rectangular in plan, and bends back on itself towards the reverse of the fitting. It is 33.08mm long, 12.30mm wide across the attachment hook, 16.50mm wide across the main body and 2.99mm wide across t…
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-AD1504
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman cast copper alloy furniture pin or stud. The head is globular, with a diameter of 8.64mm and a depth of 6.64mm. The shaft is cylindrical surrounded by a cast spiral design, measuring 15.12mm long by 3.16mm diameter; the shaft then tapers in thickness to an undecorated section with a worn break across it, measuring 1.74mm in diameter. The pin is 31.24mm long and weighs 2.76 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-AD1248
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval (1550-1700) cast copper alloy sword belt fitting. The fitting is sub-rectangular in plan, the design being symmetrical. There is a rectangular bar with the corroded remains of an iron rivet at the attachment end. A semi-circular notch on each side of the frame then expands out into the main body of the fitting. The main body is sub-rectangular, with a central circular hole. The outer edges are notched twice. Below this, there is a further large semi-circular notch on each side before it increases in width to form a rectangular bar with a sub-circular terminal knob…
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-AD0F92
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete late Bronze Age (1150-800BC) cast copper alloy socketed axe. Only the blade end and a short part of the body revealing the socket end survives. The breaks are extremely worn. The curved cutting edge is worn, being almost flat in places. The socket end is rectangular, measuring 16.33mm wide, 3.30mm thick. The surviving section is trapezoid in plan and triangular in profile. Casting seams are visible on the edges. The surviving section is 32.85mm long, 25.50mm wide increasing to 29.59mm wide across the blade, 8.25mm thick and weighs 25.39 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-AB5C32
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap distributor of probable later medieval date 1250-1500. The strap distributor is cast in one piece being irregular in plan, broadly cruciform in shape, and sub-rectangular in cross section. The reverse face is affected by corrosion but is hollow. The front face is relatively flat and consists of four equal relatively short arms forming a regular cross. The edges of each arm expand and taper along their length, with the mouth terminating in a flared edge. These flared edges form broadly C shaped scrolls and are cast in one piece. The terminal of each arm is an…
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-A7E992
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman finger ring, 2nd century in date. It is a simple design with a thin hoop which widens at the bezel. It is a flat bezel with three raised vertical lines with a raised almost complete circle around them.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-A7D413
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Medieval buckle. Meols type 10, dating to the late 14th century. It is single looped with a narrowed and offset strap bar. The outer edge is ribbed and has projecting outer knops. The pin appears complete and is formed by a strip of copper alloy folded over the strap bar.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-A7BF01
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy lozenge shaped annular Medieval buckle or brooch. The frame is angled upwards towards the centre. It has a large lozenge shaped hole in the centre across which the pin lies diagonally. It is formed by a strip of copper alloy folded through a hole in one corner of the brooch. The upper surface of the brooch is decorated by a band of incised lines around the whole of the brooch. The brooch has been silvered or tinned on the surface.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-A7B123
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy buckle and plate. Meols type 7, 13th-14th centuries in date. It is a single oval shaped buckle with a narrowed offset strap bar. The plate is sub-rectangular, narrowing slightly towards the end away from the buckle. It is made from a folded over sheet which is smaller and narrower on the reverse. There are three circular rivets holding it in place, running the length of the plate. The pin fits into a slot at the top of the plate and is formed by a straip of copper alloy folded over the bar. The pin is incomplete. The surface of the buckle has been gilded.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-A7A225
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy single loop buckle, Meols Type 6 dating from the late 13th century through to the early 14th. It has a thickened outside edge which has outward facing side knops and a central groove. The strap bar is narrowed and offset. The pin is formed by a strip of copper alloy folded over the bar.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-A74411
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Early Medieval pin, dating to the 10-11th centuries. It is complete with the pin shaft being circular in cross-section and ends in a point. The other end hasa flat, almost lozenge shaped terminal with a flattened end and small extensions on each side. There is a central circular hole. Kevin Leahy has seen an image of this find and comments 'The best known example of this sort of pin is the one found inthe grave of Archbishop Wulfstan of York (obit. 1023) (Campbell, 1982, 201) but others are known from York. These pins are likely to be of Irish o…
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-9DB3D3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy coin weight depicting a ship on the obverse with a central mast and flag. The weight is uniface with the reverse blank, although some marks can be seen, possibly as a result of the flans being adjusted to weight by filing. These coin weights were produced in Britain from the early 15th, during the reign of Henry IV, in 1412, when his light coinage was introduced and the noble was reduced in weight to 108 grains, or 6.9 grams, until the reign of Edward IV in 1464 when the noble was replaced by the ryal, which weighed 120 grains or 7.8 grams. Withers (1995) illust…
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-9D3541
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy polygonal pin head, multi-faceted with thirteen faces, and below the head, the remains of the pin shaft which is circular in section. The pin head resembles examples from the Early Medieval period, but does not have the characteristic ring and dot decoration on each of the larger faces, so it may be later in date.
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-9CABC7
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy openwork stirrup strap mount with two integral iron rivets at the squared off end and another potential broken rivet hole at the opposite end. There are three circular apertures, within the central 'head', like two eyes and a mouth, two above a central raised boss, and one below. Crossing this boss, at the centre of the head, appears to be a recessed moulded X across the middle of the mount. The area within this X may have originally been enamelled, or niello, but there is no evidence of it now as the entire surface is corroded. Read (2001) illustrates a similar ex…
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Sunday 2nd June 2013
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Record ID: WAW-9CA834
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy composite strap end, of which a single plate remains. The strap end plate is an elongated rectangle in plan with one narrow terminal having a small integral knop. At either terminal there is a rivet hole, one is filled with a fragment of an iron rivet. The strap end has a mottled dark green surface. It measures 33.92mm long and 7.75mm wide. It weighs 1g. In Egan and Pritchard (2002 Dress Accessories Boydell Press) there are similar strap ends, particularly No. 696, which dates between c. 1300 to c. 1350.
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-9C9763
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper Roman Colchester Two-Piece Brooch. The wings are semi-cylindrical with wing caps. The caps each have a small central hole which holds the copper alloy axis bar in place. Around the axis bar the copper alloy spring is wound. There appears to be 5 coils, but others are not remaining. The pin is missing. There is a down-turned hook in the centre of the upper edge of the wings. This hook would have held the chord bar in place. The bow head is hump-like in profile. The bow head is decorated with three vertical ridges which travel down the bow as well. Either side of the ridges…
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-9C8A00
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Colchester Two-Piece brooch. The bow head and wings are incorporated together and in plan the bow head is a horizontal oval. On the reverse the bow head is hollow, with an off centre vertical lug with a central perforation. Through the lug there is a copper alloy axis bar, around which the spring is coiled. There are five coils and the spring protruding from the centre. The spring chord is tucked below the lug and spring. The pin is incomplete. The upper edge of the bow head has an incomplete integral lug. The lower edge of the bow head quickly narrows beneath the b…
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-9C7574
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch. The wings are semi-cylindrical with abraded incomplete wing caps. The wing caps are perforated and would have supported an axis bar. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The wings are undecorated. In the centre of the upper edge of the wings there is an incomplete integral hook or lug which would have supported the spring chord. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is semi-circular in section. The bow head and bow are undecorated except for the bow at the midpoint is narrowed and off-set. The bow tapers to a blunt point. The cat…
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-9C62F3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Trumpet brooch. The bow head is a sub-oval in plan. On the reverse of the bow head there is a vertical perforated lug. The pin, spring and possible axis bar are all missing. The outer face of the bow head is decorated with an indentation either side of the bow. The bow protrudes from the centre of the bow head and is sub oval in section. This portion of the bow is undecorated. In profile the bow is curvaceous forming an inverted ‘L’ shape. At the apex of the bow there is a simplistic acanthus formed by three horizontal ridges, the centre being the mo…
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-9C4207
Object type: CANDLESTICK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy candlestick socket. The socket is tubular, sub ‘D’ shape in section due to damage, and has slightly obliquely angled sides. The upper rim is slightly abraded. The base of the interior is an inverted hollow conical. The exterior of the socket is decorated with fine horizontal ridges; a pair below the rim and a ridge at the base. Protruding and integral to the base of the socket is further moulding and the stem. At the tip there is a circular sectioned platform, which is the stem, and it has an integral collar above. This stem or stub as Brownsword (Brownsword, R…
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-92C151
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy two-piece Colchester brooch (dolphin) (43-65AD). The brooch has a lug behind the head pierced (now broken) to take an axial bar threaded through the spring and its chord is held in the pierced lug. The spring, axial bar and pin are missing. The lug continues as a decorative crest down the bow, resembling the rearward hook of one-piece Colchester brooches. The crossbar has perforated end plates, again to hold the axial bar in place, and is decorated with a groove as a border at each end. The catchplate is solid and there is a small flattened globular foot. Th…
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-8A2171
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Silver-plated copper alloy button of the Penzance Volunteers depicting the head of John the Baptist on a platter central in the field, and the legend PENZANCE above and VOLUNTEERS below the head. The integral attachment loop is missing from the back of the button, but the circular stump remains. Penlee House Museum and Art Gallery in Penzance have an example of one of these buttons on display (PEZPH : 2002.96) which is dated to c.1794-1797.
Created on: Monday 15th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-8774B7
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An impersonal Medieval seal matrix. The matrix is a flat-back type, made from cast copper alloy and then it has been engraved. In plan the matrix is circular. The reverse of the matrix has an incomplete perforated lug. The break may be recent as it is corroded but has no patina. The underside of the matrix has a legend and central device. The device is of a crude lamb holding a flag. The legend is illegible but some matrices with this lamb and flag device read ‘ECCE AGNVS DEI’ which translates as ‘Behold the Lamb of God’. The matrix measures 21.04mm diameter. It weighs 4.9g. Th…
Created on: Sunday 14th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-8766E5
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A thimble made from cast copper alloy. The thimble is made with a single shell. The exterior of the shell has a plain rim with a linear groove. Above the rim there are rows of conical cells which cover the thimble, including the top. The sides of the thimble are straight and tapers slightly towards the domed top. The thimble is squashed and incomplete. The exterior and interior surfaces of the thimble has a well developed mid green patina. The thimble is 36.51mm long and 43.08mm wide as the base is squashed. It weighs 7.4g. Holmes (Holmes, E.F. ‘Sewing Thimbles’ Datasheet 9 fin…
Created on: Sunday 14th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-8732B5
Object type: CURTAIN FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-circular cast copper alloy curtain ring or loop, with a thick bi-trapezoid section with rounded edges. In profile the loop is flat. The surface has a dark grey/green patina. It measures 26.61mm long, 24.98mm wide and is 3.33mm thick. It weighs 4.9g. Similar rings are illustrated in Margeson’s, (1993) Norwich Households; Medieval and Post Medieval Finds from Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-78. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 58. Margeson describes them as being suspension rings which were probably multi-functional, including curtain rings. The three excavated from N…
Created on: Sunday 14th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-871A46
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper-alloy, probable, bracelet. The fragment is the terminal of a bracelet and is sub-rectangular in plan which has then been curled forming a sub-oval in plan. One terminal is slightly thickened in depth and is decorated with three linear grooves which are perpendicular to the length of the bracelet. This terminal has rounded edges and is complete. The other terminal is a broken edge, the break is not recent as the patina covers it. The bracelet narrows slightly in thickness towards this terminal. The bracelet is a sub-oval in section. The surface of the brace…
Created on: Sunday 14th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-694C06
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy T-shaped brooch. The wings are cylindrical and have vertical line decoration around the ends. They house the copper alloy axis bar for the hinged pin. The pin is broken with only the expanded head remaining. The bow is D-sectioned and tapers to a very narrow leg and pointed foot. The widest, upper part of the bow is decorated with two moulded longitudinal ridges, terminanting where the bow becomes too narrow. Behind the leg is a large, hooked catchplate. Date: Roman - 1st to 2nd century Dimensions: 54.87 mm x 23.47 mm x 13.06 mm Weight: 8.12 g
Created on: Saturday 13th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-6944F1
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy hooked clasp or dress hook. A single sharp-hooked clasp. The plate has a symmetrical, curvilinear outline with an intergral rectangular attachment loop projecting from it. The edges of the plate have several, circular openwork piercings, with the centre and lower part of the plate being solid with moulded decoration of a chevron flaked by annuletas. The chevron points downwards towards the backward projecting hook. The hook is D-sectioned and tapers to a point. The back of the plate is flat and undecorated. A Read Class E, similar to lozenge (type 4) and heart (type 7) t…
Created on: Saturday 13th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-68E104
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver penny of Richard II. Mint of York Reference: North Volume II, No. 1329 Date: Medieval - 1377 - 1399 Diameter: 17.94 mm Weight: 0.99 g
Created on: Saturday 13th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-68DAB5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy T-shaped brooch. The brooch has cylindrical wings decorated with vertical grooves on the ends. The wings house the axis bar for the circular sectioned hinged pin. The pin is bent. At the head is a broken chain loop with horizontal ridges across the base. The head projects forward from the wings and the bow then drops downwards at a sharp angle. The bow is D sectioned and tapers to a plain foot. The bow decorated with recesses for enamel or glass. These comprose two circular, deep recesses at the top, below is a shallower triangular recess (apex pointing up) which re…
Created on: Saturday 13th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-6859B0
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy and enamel horse harness pendant. A central lozenge shaped plate with a moulded trefoil lobe on each edge. The central plate has a quatrefoil recess containing blue enamel. The suspension loop projects from the apex of the lozenge plate and is set a right angles to it. It has a circular hole. The back of the pendant is undecorated. Date: Medieval - 14th century Dimensions: 25.17 mm x 13.50 mm x 5.56 mm Weight: 4.02 g
Created on: Saturday 13th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-685007
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy horse harness pendant. A shield shaped pendant with heraldic decoration comprosing a blue background a three diagonal lines running top left to bottom right and either side of these three small lions. These are likely to be the arms of the de Bohun family and should be described as "azure a bend argent, cotised or between six lioncels or". A shield shaped stud with this coat of arms is illustrated in Griffiths, N, 1995, "Harness pendants and associated fittings" page 70 - 71, number 80 in John Clark ed, "The Medieval Horse and its Equipment", Museum of London. At th…
Created on: Saturday 13th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NLM-586991
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Mount. Cast cockle shell, thick, concavo-convex with the scar from loss of an integral rivet of diameter 4.8mm (now lost) visible within. The integral rivet may suggest this to be Post-Medieval in date. The cockle shell was a motif associated with St James in the medieval period, and was occasionally used among other motifs to decorated horse gear. The robust form of this object may suggest it to have been fastened to either a thick strap or furniture. Length: 31mm, Width: 31.83mm, Thickness: 3.50mm, Weight: 20.96gms
Created on: Friday 12th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NLM-582485
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Seal Matrix. A small straight-sided shield-shaped seal matrix with elongated oval suspension loop on reverse. The upper legend appears to read AVE (Hail), above a duck or goose swimming right (or left on imprint). Beneath the bird rise – apparently, as those on either side are partially obscured - three leafy sprays. Both the legend and the tripartite spray motif might indirectly allude to personal devotion. The quasi-armorial form suggests a date from the 14th century onwards, when war with Scotland and France promoted interest in military motifs beyond the knightly …
Created on: Friday 12th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-4BDAC2
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Forged and hammered copper alloy tanged chisel, lozenge-shaped in profile and square in section. The edge is too sharp and soft, and would roll over if it were used as a chisel, so it is probably a votive piece. The sides have also not been reworked since the piece was forged, so it has never been used. The object may have been intended for use as punch to decorate softer metals like gold. The broken or 'hafted' end opposite the blade tapers to a point but has lost its outer layers to expose the core. This example seems modelled on Medieval iron chisels, looking at its shape and siz…
Created on: Friday 12th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-443A03
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy spectacle buckle, retaining its wire pin. This pin is complete and dates from AD 1350-1500. It measures 24.63mm long, 15.4mm wide and weighs 1.32gms.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-4403F4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman finger ring, incomplete. The ring bezel contains four enamelled cells around the shape of a cross. The ring measures 9.22mm diameter and weighs 2.06gms.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-415D62
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken cast copper-alloy medieval strap-fitting broken in two pieces. The object consists of a single piece narrowed at and folded rounded at the centre to form a loop lowermost. The piece has broken at the fold, the weakest part (W.: 2.45mm). The plates are flat and broadly rectangular with rounded terminals. They are perforated at the centre of the terminal for rivets; corroded remains of iron rivets survive in both plates. There is a further perforation and corroded rivet further down the plates, just above the hooked loop. At the loop the plates bow out, thicken (to c. 3.2…
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-414B85
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy pestle. Very similar to SWYOR-F0A9C4 and SUR-0010F4
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: KENT-412308
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy book clasp, folded in half. The measurement for the length is taken from one of the halves.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: HAMP-411D46
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete copper-alloy rectangular buckle plate of medieval date. It is of folded sheet construction, with only one fold surviving. It has a central pin slot but is not recessed on either side for the frame. At the other end is a circular perforation which retains a rivet with its end hammered and bent to one side (L.: 8.1mm). A second rivet hole can be found behind the pin slot; this is now empty.  Beyond the pin slot the upper surface of the plate is divided into four eight equal zones by four transverse ridges and a central longitudinal one.  The fields are fille…
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-40C885
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete openwork cast copper-alloy dagger scabbard chape of medieval date. The surviving element consists of the pointed knop, the base, and one of the sides. The object would have been broadly U-shaped; at the lower edge it terminates in a knop. The centre is hollow to accommodate the leather scabbard.  Part of the central rib survives on one side; the longitudinal holes to each side have oval terminals.  The knop is decorated with a pair of transverse ridges. The metal on this example is a red-brown colour with overlying mid-green and off-white corrosion product.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-407D81
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A single-looped cast copper-alloy buckle frame of medieval date. The buckle is of oval form with an offset pin bar with moulded terminals; the pin is missing. The outer edge is expanded (W.: up to 5.8mm) and seemingly plain. The upper surface is bevelled both internally and externally while the lower surface is flat. The artefact has corroded to a dull grey-green colour with some pitting. Buckles of similar form and dimensions can be found illustrated in Egan and Pritchard (1991, 70; fig. 42).
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-406E18
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A uniface lead token bearing an open sexfoil.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-406285
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy probable annular buckle (or possibly a brooch).  The artefact has a central bar of triangular cross-section at the base of the ring.  On one side the ring is significantly constricted to take a pin; the pin is missing. The underside of the object, including the bar, is flat; this surface features file marks.  The sides are bevelled slightly externally; the internal face is flat.  The object has a dark-brown patina where it survives; it is pitted in places, with off-white corrosion product in others.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-406475
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead token. One side bears an open sexfoil. The other has the initial and number I6 over BW.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-405733
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead token. One side bears the intials T over GR. The other side appears to have the same initials but is much fainter.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-404BB8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a buckle of double oval form. The buckle has ornate outer edge projections. Its original length would have been about 50mm.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-4045A0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim fragment from a cast copper alloy cooking pot or cauldron. The exterior surface is covered in carbonised deposits. The original diameter of the vessel would have been about 400mm.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-403144
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight or plumbob; about half survives. The weight is conical in form with sides originally probably comprising eight facets. The apex is flattened and pierced. The weight has a black surface coating.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-401B21
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight or plumbob. The weight is conical in form with sides of eight facets. The apex is flattened and pierced.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-400204
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A finger ring, now broken into fragments. The ring is cast with a series of raised platforms or expansions. On these a group of four letters alternate with a series of short parallel grooves arranged diagonally. The letters are difficult to read and their orientations are not clear as the fragments are difficult to piece together with certainty. They appear to be M (or N),S,S,T. The type of metal is not clear. In section it appears to be copper alloy but there is a prominent void in each break - perhaps the product of faulty casting.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Monday 29th September 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-400E05
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper-alloy thimble of cast construction. The thimble is domed with slightly flared sides and a shallowly pointed top. Both the top and the sides are faceted. The top has six facets decorated with rows of drilled pits that give the effect of a six-petalled flower. There is a small perforation at the central point. The sides similarly have six facets, although they are not necessarily aligned with those on the top. These are also covered with rows of pits with a slight rounded effect at the top of each panel. At the base of the thimble is a double grooved border. The thickn…
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-3FCEB2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy finger-ring of medieval date with an anthropomorphic bezel. The hoop is thin (c. 1.6mm) and D-shaped in cross-section, with a flat internal surface. It expands to an octagonal bezel (10.2 by 10.3 by 4.9mm). This is bevelled on the upper surface around an oval recess. Within the recess there appears to be a moulded glass human face. The face has pellet eyes, eyebrows and nose moulded as one, and a damaged mouth. Above are two triangular moulding with a longitudinal groove between - this possibly represents a bishop's mitre. The ?glass has a light-blue tinge. The …
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-3FC5D4
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small copper alloy casket key, probably of later early medieval date. The key probably originally had a flat handle of pointed oval form which tapers into the stem, but the outer end of the handle is now missing. The remaining part of the handle bears a group of six ring-and-dot stamps on one side and two on the other. The offset bit is plain and without wards.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th October 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-3FC2E7
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead seal matrix of medieval date (13th-14th century). The circular matrix has a central ridge on its slightly dished lower surface that terminates in a broken semicircular suspension loop (max. H.: 6.8mm). The die features a central eight-petalled flower (or starburst?) surrounded by a personal legend. The legend reads: '+ SIG.' IOhIS FIL ROGER' ('Seal of John son of Roger'). This matrix is corroded and has suffered a loss to its circumference. The device on this seal is comparable with a seal illustrated in Harvey and McGuinness 1996, 76; ref. 70). The published seal dates to …
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-3F1080
Object type: LEASH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable Late 10th. Anglo-Scandinavian, copper alloy, cast in two sections probable strap distributor or hunting dog leash swivel. Length 51.5mm, Width 18.5mm, Thickness 18.1mm, Diameter 18.1mm, Weight 25.8g. Formed from two sections with a 'ball and socket' joint to allow for 360 degree rotation, highly decorated swivel. Each of the two different sized, rectangular-section, sub-rectangular shaped terminal with a Romanesque moulded probable head decorations either side. The spherical central section has three small points, equally spaced out around the perimeter and a collar with fine…
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-3EF282
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1250-1400. Copper alloy, cast, single oval loop buckle with ornate outer edges complete with attachment plate. Length 49.7mm, Width 24mm, Thickness 9.8mm, Weight 23.5g. Heavy, single, plain outer edge with a transverse moulded central pin notch. Plain but relatively thick rectangular 'sandwich' type attachment plate 31.1mm by 16.2mm with a single rivet and rusty stain from a once iron tongue. Pale green patina but quite a lot of surface corrosion and a few spots of gilding remaining. Ref. Buckles 1250-1800, Ross Whitehead, Greenlight Publishing 1996, page 23 No. 102.
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-3EC997
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early 17th - 18th Century. Copper alloy, cast, broken three-quarters of a small/medium size rumbler bell. Length 34.7mm, Width 26.7mm, Thickness 19.3mm, Diameter 26.7mm, Weight 13.7g. Just over half of a rumbler bell - broken down, roughly the centre line but with the rectangular suspension loop intact with bevelled edges and a circular shaped hole. The bell shows signs of wear with the feint remains of probable moulded decoration. There is an attractive dark green patina with a few spots of surface corrosion. Ref. Detector Finds, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1992, page 35-45 N…
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-336152
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Trumpet brooch. The bow head is a sub-oval in plan. On the reverse of the bow head there is an incomplete pointed stem which may have been a hinge. The pin, spring and possible axis bar are all missing. The bow protrudes from the centre of the bow head and is sub oval in section. This portion of the bow is undecorated. In profile the bow is curvaceous forming an inverted ‘L’ shape. At the apex of the bow there is a simplistic acanthus formed by three horizontal ridges, the centre being the most prominent. The lower portion of the bow is undecorated. …
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-334562
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy button-loop fastener of Wild Type III. The fastener is comprised of a drop shaped disc head which is decorated with a high-relief circular boss within a low-relief ring. Protruding and integral to the reverse of the head, which is flat, there is a triangular loop. The shank of the loop is bent at a 90 degree angle, which is offset from the head, but runs parallel to it. The loop is oval in section. The fastener is 35.54mm long and is 15.5mm thick, the head is 18mm wide. It weighs 11.6 grams. Button and loop fasteners are of British Iron Age tradition, which conti…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st June 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-30A305
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded cast copper-alloy openwork strap-end of early-medieval date (Thomas Class E, probably Type 1). The object is sub-rectangular with a thin attachment end (Th.: 2.35mm), recessed to one side. The attachment end has been abraded at the corners and bent slightly as well. It bears a pair of rivet holes around the centre. Below this end the object continues at the same width, with wavy sides. The terminal is bifid. The field is divided symmetrically along the longitudinal axis. It is probably best described as a possible inhabited plant scroll in the Winchester style, although it …
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-2F4966
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly corroded and bent cast copper-alloy hooked mount of post-medieval date (c. 16th/17th century). The mount is sub-oval in plan with a rounded knop at one end and a backward-facing hook at the other. Below the knop is a perforation that retains the corrosion product of an iron rivet. A second perforation, central on the mount, and slightly recessed on the lower surface is empty. The mount is very shallowly convex and is seemingly plain. Retained within the hook is a small ring, imperfectly cast (max. ext. dia.: 13.8mm). A direct parallel can be found illustrated in Read (2008,…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-2F34C5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly corroded cast copper-alloy post-medieval double-looped buckle frame, incomplete in as much it is missing its pin. The pin bar extends beyond the edges in pointed lobes. The reverse is flat, and the frame slightly bevelled internally and externally. The upper face is decorated on each outer edge by a very worn five-petalled rosette with three outer petals and two inner. Viewed in profile both of the loops have been bent upwards as a result of old damage. Dark traces, possibly of vernis brun, survive all over the artefact; light-green corrosion product can be seen underneath i…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-2F05F2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly corroded cast copper-alloy hooked mount of post-medieval date (c. 16th/17th century). The mount consists of a rectangular body from which protrude a rounded extension with terminal knop and a collared junction and hook on the two shorter sides. The rectangular plate has a flat lower surface and is bevelled on all sides on the upper. The rectangular junction below features three transverse ridges on the upper surface. On the lower surface a rivet and rove remain in situ. The rearward hook below curves round on itself such that the terminal touches. Within the lobe at the ot…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-2E4184
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead weight of uncertain date. The weight is circular in plan. It is decorated unifacially; the lower face is marked and worn but seemingly only as a result of old damage. The upper face features a design rendered in relief. It may represent a figure advancing right with a staff, or, the other way up, perhaps the Roman numerals 'III' or the letter 'IN', below which a pair of 'C' shapes and a transverse line. At 47.7g it is equivalent to around one-and-a-half troy ounces, or around one-and-two-thirds ounces avoirdupois. Biggs and Withers (2000, 24-26) features two round flat wei…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Monday 13th February 2012
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Record ID: HAMP-2D60A0
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a later early-medieval strap-end of 9th/10th-century date. The fragment comprises the attachment end of a tongue-shaped strap-end. The attachment end itself is recessed on both surfaces; the lower recessed area (L.: 8.0mm) is longer than the upper (L.: 5.9mm). The flaring before the recesses gives the fragment a maximum width of 3.6mm. Within the thinned section are two perforations, albeit misaligned. One is within a corner and has abraded through. The other is closer to the thickened section and further from the corner; the adjacent corner has been lost.. The main th…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Sunday 12th January 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-2A7505
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A cast copper-alloy leg from a post-medieval cooking vessel. The foot is 'clawed', with five moulded claws, the central one being the widest, and a transverse rib above. Three ridges extend above the rib running up the leg. It has broken at the junction with the body. The cross-section of the majority of the leg is therefore sub-triangular; the reverse is flat. The object has become corroded, from a dark brown colour, to an orange-brown metal overlain by light-green corrosion product. The darkness may be associated with fire damage. A similar leg can be found illustrated in Butler …
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-2A4C63
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A squashed cast lead-alloy powder holder cap of 17th-century date. The base is oval in plan, and includes the (now bent) cap loops which would have been attached to the bandolier (a belt with small loops worn across the chest by soldiers) (Courtney 1988, 2). There is a moulded rim at the other end. There are some small losses: one to the side above one of the loops, the other one the rim. The artefact has corroded to an off-white colour, with some underlying grey visible.
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-2A00D6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy circular trade weight of post-medieval (early 18th-century) date. The weight has a low rim (W.: 2.8mm) on its upper surface. Within is a punch at the centre of a slightly concave field. Punched within the rim at 1 o'clock is the sword of St Paul (for the City of London). At 6 o'clock is a ewer (for the Founder's Company, maker of weights), while at 11 o'clock the royal cipher has been struck. This latter is the crowned initial 'A', denoting Queen Anne (1702-1714). At 3 o'clock is an 'A' for 'averdepois'. The lower surface has an annular recess around a c…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-29ED00
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy circular trade weight of post-medieval (17th-century) date. The weight has a low rim (W.: 1.7mm) on its upper surface. Within is a punch at the centre of a flat field. Around this are numerous fine concentric lines from the manufacturing process. Punched within the rim at around 1 o'clock is the sword of St Paul (for the City of London). At 6 o'clock is a ewer (for the Founder's Company, maker of weights), while at around 12 o'clock the royal cipher has been struck. This latter is the crowned initial 'C', denoting King Charles, although one cannot distinguish betwee…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-29CB64
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and bent cast copper-alloy hooked mount of post-medieval date (c. 16th/17th century). The mount is sub-oval in plan with a rounded attachment knop. It tapers towards the forward-facing hook, broken at its tip. The hook is now slightly misaligned following an old strike to this end. The knop is perforated for a now missing rivet. There is a second rivet hole just above the hook within the field. This hole retains orange corrosion product from an iron rivet. The field is bordered by a raised line; the second rivet hole also has an annular border. Within the recessed field …
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-28B596
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late 17th - 18th Century. Copper alloy, cast, broken three-quarters of a small/medium size rumbler bell. Length 32.5mm, Width 26.2mm, Thickness 19.5mm, Diameter 26.2mm, Weight 15.6g. Just over half of a rumbler bell - broken down roughly the centre line but with the rectangular suspension loop intact with its worn oval shaped hole. Plain bell with no decoration, maker's mark or initials on this half of the base. The iron 'pea' missing. Dark green patina but quite a lot of pale green surface corrosion. Ref. Detector Finds, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1992, page 35-45 No. 51-57.
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-2895E5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Age uncertain, Roman - Georgian. Lead alloy, crudely cast, fair size 'loom' type weight. Length 48.6mm, Width 41.1mm, Thickness 39.2mm, Diameter 41.1mm, Weight 328g. This has a tapering central hole down through the centre of the weight - narrow at the apex 3mm and wider at the base 10mm but also somewhat off-centre. There is a white and grey surface patina but also several fresh silver/grey patches and dented areas as a result of being struck by agricultural equipment. Ref. Detector Finds, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1992, page 52-57 No. 17 and Detector Finds 2, Gordon Bailey…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-1DDE73
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch. The remaining single wing is semi-cylindrical and has an incomplete wing cap. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The wing is undecorated. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is oval in section. The bow head is decorated with a low-relief central vertical rectangular cell which tapers down the bow. Either side of this cell, on the bow head, there is a pair of linear grooves. The majority of the bow is undecorated. The bow tapers to a blunt point. The catchplate on the reverse of the bow is missing. The surface of the brooch ha…
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-1D84A5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy mount, which is either a fragment or incomplete. In plan the mount is a semi-circular with the straight edge having an integral wide stem. which has a broken edge. The break is not recent. The corners o fthe stem and body of the mount are curvaeous and are not quite symmetrical. The upper face of the mount is decorated with a broad ribbon pattern which forms three loops in the semi-circular portion of the mount and a fourth longer, but incomplete loop down the stem of the mount. The ribbon is formed by two fine parallel ridges and is filed with enamel. The enamel i…
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-1D6B41
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy horse-harness pendant. The pendant is a quatrefoil in plan with a triangular knop in each corner. The edge has an integral stem fragment which was originally the loop. The pendant is decorated with a high-relief fleur-de-lis with blue enamel in the field. The reverse is undecorated. The pendant measures 27mm long, and 26mm wide. It weighs 7.5g. The harness pendant dates to the Medieval period and were most popular in the 13th and early 14th century (Griffiths, N. 1986 Horse Harness Pendants Finds Research Group Datasheet No. 5). However, Steven Ashley suggest a …
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-198297
Object type: NAIL CLEANER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Roman nail cleaner. The small object consists of half an oval with a bifurcated protrusion emerging from the pointed end. The break is relatively straight, with a central perforation at this point, possibly the suspension loop. There is a groove within the protrusion on one side only. The artefact is otherwise flat on both faces. It now has a green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-191D96
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval cast copper-alloy single-looped buckle frame, incomplete in as much as it is missing its pin. The ornate outer edge features a pair large knops flanking a constriction for an extant sheet roller. The thickness at the knops (outer edge) of 6.7mm tapers to the attachment end. The pin bar is offset and narrowed; the pin is missing. The sides bow outwards slightly.
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-18EE72
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly corroded cast copper-alloy hooked plate from a post-medieval sword-belt fitting. Overall, these strap-fittings tend to consist of a mount with three suspension loops from which hang a trio of hooked plates; the scabbard straps would have been attached to these plates. The ensemble features foliate decoration on their visible faces: an illustration of a complete sword-belt fitting can be found in Read (2001, 43; ref. 373). Their design and decoration are relatively standardised. Such fittings 'proliferate in the 16th and 17th centuries' (Geake 2001, 35). This single hooked…
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-188BF7
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy front-piece from an incomplete two-piece dagger scabbard chape of post-medieval (16th-century) date. The object is broadly shield shaped with a cusped attachment end with a central sub-triangular protrsuion. Within the field, below the attachment end, are two circular perforations with, below each, a sub-rectangular hole; both of the latter are highly imperfectly cast. The rounded base terminates in a knop. The sheet backplate is now missing. Chapes of similar form can be found illustrated in de Reuck (1991, Tudor 1485-1600).
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-16D582
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken cast copper-alloy Roman Trumpet brooch. The brooch is damaged, missing the lower part of its bow. The headloop is also missing (if it originally had one), as is the pin and spring. The brooch appears to have been of Bayley and Butcher's groups B or C, based on the partial waist moulding visible on the bow. This moulding consists of three ribs, the central of which has a knop above and below. There appears to be vertical decorative moulding on the upper part of the bow also, broadly following the shape of the head of the brooch. No part of the catchplate remains. What remains…
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: NARC-1653E6
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken copper-alloy harness fitting of probable 15th-16th century date. The fitting is T shaped with two attachment lugs on the reverse, on each side of the 'T'. The bottom has an oval loop for attachment, and it is here that the object is broken. The object suffers badly from corrosion and much of it has a green copper-alloy corrosion product, but traces of gilding are visible on the front. It measures 16.96 mm in width (at the top of the 'T') and is 8.31 mm wide at the bottom. It is 3.9 mm thick and 15.6 mm in length. It weighs 3.3 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: HAMP-164D22
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large cast copper-alloy foot fragment from a cooking vessel of later medieval to post-medieval date, possibly a cauldron given its size. The object is sub-rectangular in form with a rounded, and abraded expanded foot end. A central rib runs up the front of the foot. The break reveals that the leg had a rectangular cross-section with a triangular protrusion for the rib. The plain object is of a red-brown metal overlain by dusty mid-green corrosion product and possible dark coating in large areas.
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-1572E4
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast circular lead papal bulla with a design on either face, in excellent condition. It is the seal of Pope John XII (1316-1334). The obverse shows busts of St Peter and St Paul, each within a lozenge of pellets. On the right, St Peter's beard and hair are shown to be short and curly through the use of pellets. On the left, St Paul's hair and beard are portrayed as being straight. There is a cross pattee supported on a staff between the busts (there is some slight damage here). Above the busts is an inscription SPASPE (abbreviations for St Paul and St Peter). The reverse has…
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Record ID: KENT-1489D3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1570-1700. Copper alloy, cast, very small double loop rectangular buckle. Length 19mm, Width 11.5mm, Thickness 2mm, Weight 1.2g. Small lobed knop at either end of the strap bar. The outside edges are rounded but the inside are bevelled. There is a small rusty stain in the centre of the strap bar from a once iron tongue. There are also traces of tinning on the surface and a grey/green patina but some areas of surface corrosion. Ref. Buckles 1250-1800, Ross Whitehead, Greenlight Publishing 1996, page 74-75 No. 465 and page 82 No. 507 & 509.
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-1470A2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy plate and hook mount of probable Post Medieval origin. The hook (diameter 4 mm) is decorated with two transverse grooves at the terminal with a splayed end riveted onto the plate with two hand wrought rivets. The plate is decorated with a pair of double incised, angular lines to either side of the hook mounting and has a fixing hole at each end. As for use, it is possibly a suspension attachment for a small copper alloy bowl (scales tray?), or perhaps a sword mount. The surface is now a mottled green with copper corrosion evident.
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-146364
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable 13th-15th Century. Copper alloy, cast, broken terminal fragment of an unknown artefact. Length 36.5mm, Width 14.5mm, Thickness 3.5mm, Weight 3.7g. This object has similarities to a Medieval horse harness fitting, casket fitting or possible strap end. However, it has an unusual shape with a hole roughly central in the flat terminal and the semi-circular shape of half another hole at the other convex broken end. It has a simple decorative shape, about 30% of the original heavy gilt present and mottled pale green patina. Ref. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, A catalogue of small fin…
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-1441F6
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is the remains of a copper alloy, medieval to post medieval casket key circa 1500-1700. The key has a broken, sub circular bow and a solid stem that has a rib moulded collar at the bow end. The bit, now fragmented by corrosion, has a simple ward and channel design. The key has a mid brown patina and some mottled green corrosion
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 5th May 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-13FCD5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is a copper alloy, 1st century AD dolphin brooch (AD75-175). In style, it is consistent with the Polden Hill type with semi-cylindrical wings terminated with a perforated lug. This example is undecorated on both the high arched, tapering bow and wings. One side of the crossbar retains remnants of the original axis bar and of the spring. The top lug, pin, remaining spring and catch plate are now missing. The surface is covered with a light green corrosion and there is an element of ferrous corrosion at the pin attachment point, suggestive of the pin being ferrous.
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-13AF75
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is the remnant of a post medieval copper alloy buckle circa 1600-1700. The buckle is missing one half and the pin but that which remains suggest a Marshall type IIIc ‘figure of eight’ style with four points of decoration. In this instance, the bottom surface is flat with the upper surface having a flattened convex form.
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-137D86
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This lead alloy spindle whorl is of an indeterminate date, being possibly Roman to post medieval. In this instance the whorl is crudely fashioned and has a central hole diameter of 6.55 mm. One surface is flat with the other being crudely convex; overall, the surface is rough and covered with lead sulphide corrosion.
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-06B980
Object type: RECEPTACLE LEG
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy receptacle leg, sub-rectangular in plan and lozenge-shaped in profile. There is a slightly raised mid-rib on one side, which has mostly worn away, but leaves a darker stain vertically down the middle of the outer face of the fragment. Butler and Green (2003) illustrate a similarly thin leg with parallel sides and central rib on page 139, Fig.2, which is a small cauldron with long legs of Mid-Wales type, which dates from the 16th century. They also illustrate a westcountry cauldron on page 165, No.170, which also has long thin legs with a central rib, …
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-0669B0
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead figurine of a bird in flight with a flat base, suggesting that it may be a weight or a fancy form of shy cock, perhaps based on something dug up (Geoff Egan pers comm). Other lead shy-cocks can be seen on the database, but they are normally in the form a cockerel, apart from SUSS-4E9687 which is more bird-like. Shy toys were designed to stand up so that they could be knocked down by having sticks thrown at them. This figurine cannot stand up, but may be missing a separate stand, as it has a recess in its base which may have formed part of an attachment. It could also have be…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-05ECA7
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Post Medieval cast copper alloy openwork button, late 18th century. The large button is circular in plan and has been cast with an openwork pattern and an internal attachment loop. The ostentatious button consists of a central circular disc, surrounded by vertical ovals arranged in a ring, creating openwork wedges, and topped with a solid border. The border has been decorated with incised rays, and alternate ovals contain impressed S-shaped petals. The central disc has two incised rings, one inside the other, and in the centre a sexfoil flower with wavy tendrils all defined …
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-05C5B0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval lead alloy two-part cloth seal, 16th-17th century. The find consists of a two-part cloth seal with one complete disc with an internal rivet, and an incomplete disc that would have had a central pierced hole. The obverse of the complete disc has been stamped with a privy mark of the initial E; another initial may have been present but this side of the disc is badly worn and has folded in towards the reverse slightly. At the reverse of this disc are the remains of an internal rivet surrounded by a good deal of concretion. The strip of alloy linking the two dis…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOM-055C24
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy ingot/casting waste. Found close to fragments of copper alloy metal working debris and a large piece of lead smelting slag. Length: 69.46mm, Width: 22.88mm, Thickness: 14.49mm, Weight: 132.5g. It has been examined by Dr J Peter Northover of Oxford University who suggests it is 19th century.
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2012
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Record ID: LON-047024
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy cloth seal, of either Modern date or Russian origin. The lead alloy seal has few distinguishing features, but has a transverse groove visible at the outer edges indicating it has been formed from two discs hammered together as a seal. No privy marks are visible. There is a slight lip to the seal making up around 25% of the disc’s outer edge. The lead alloy is a pale grey colour. Dimensions: thickness: 6.51mm; diameter: 20.4mm; weight: 9.28g. Identification and dating by Tony Pilson and Ian Smith based on foreshore context.
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-0465F4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal, 16th-17th century. The cloth seal has been cast with a raised privy mark on the obverse of the initials R S separated by a cruciform shape with crosslets on each arm. There remain traces of what may have been a circular pellet border around this entire design. The reverse of the seal is undecorated; the transverse gap between the two folded sides is visible around the outside edge. The lead alloy has acquired a dark grey-black patina. Dimensions: length: 29.03mm; thickness: 4.36mm; diameter: 21.56mm; weight: 10.16g. Identificati…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-0458A5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy mount, 16th century. The domed mount has been cast all-in-one with a large internal square-sectioned rivet. The mount is oval-shaped in plan, with a small straight break just inset from the uppermost point. The mount is fairly steeply domed, and has a thin rectangular section. The reverse is therefore concave, with the large rivet projecting outwards from the centre. The rivet has been folded over around halfway along its length so that it bends back towards the mount. The reverse of the mount is undecorated and has a coarse, granular texture. B…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2013
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Record ID: LON-0441A1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval iron spearhead dating to the 14th-15th centuries. This is a socketed spearhead with a triangular-shaped blade. There is a slight midrib extending down the midline of the blade before the bevelled cutting edges. The socket has been formed by hammering out the walls and curving them around with the edges overlapping. There is a single rivet still in situ to secure the shaft to the spearhead. The iron is in good condition with little corrosion. Dimensions: length: 79.50mm; width: 26.35mm; diameter: 37.24mm; weight: 40.51g. Identification and dating by Ton…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-043B88
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval lead alloy pilgrim badge: Tau badge dating to the 15th century. This is a badge in the form of a Tau (19th letter of the Greek alphabet) decorated with beading around the edge and along both midlines and a ‘pearl’ at each outward facing corner. These ‘pearls’ are solid projections of ring and dot motifs. At the base is a small irregular projection; on other Tau badges there is a loop from which a bell would probably have been suspended. There is not enough remaining on this badge to indicate whether there would have been a suspension loop or not. On the reverse …
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2011
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Record ID: NARC-042386
Object type: BROOCH PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy brooch pin. Medieval. The shank of the pin is square in section. The head is oval and separated from the shank by two ridges. This style of pin is common in silver medieval annular brooches. The copper alloy ones in this style are less common, as the pins for the copper alloy brooches are more commonly a strip of copper bent around the frame of the brooch.
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-043672
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy partially-finished whirligig (buzz wheel), 17th-18th century. The whirligig appears to have been made from a lead alloy unifaced token. The token has been cast with a raised design on the obverse of the initials C I, separated by a pellet. There are a further four pellets arranged in a horizontal line beneath the initials. The reverse of the token is undecorated. The token has been pierced from the obverse, just above the upper cusp of the C. The outer edge of the token has been perforated to create the serrations that would have enabled the whirligig to make…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-042AC5
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval lead alloy toy dish, 1625-1675. The flanged dish has a flat base, a curving wall and a wide rim. The rim and interior of the dish have raised decoration. The rim has a beaded border along the outermost edge, and inside this is a pattern of foliate scrolls with large spade-shaped leaves and pellets. There is a further band of foliate decoration in the base of the dish, within which is a circular pellet border and a prominent central double rose. The reverse of the dish is undecorated. The dish is fairly worn and the soft alloy has been distorted in places, bu…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-042481
Object type: PLATE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Post Medieval lead alloy (pewter) dish dating to the 16th century. The dish is relatively small with a diameter of 115.11mm. The dish has a slightly convex base, concave tapering sides and a flange just before the rim which has a square profile. On the rim are two maker’s stamps (touch marks) one of which is a Lombardic A and the other is a rampant lion. There are no other marks visible. Dimensions: thickness: 13.83mm; diameter: 115.11mm; weight: 157.49g. Identification and dating by Tony Pilson and Ian Smith based on foreshore context.
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-03F741
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Dolphin style brooch. 1st century AD. Roman. Wings are concave but with no side element, therfore the hinge mechanism is not enclosed as it would be in a Polden hill variety. 4 turns of the spring are still present on the right hand side of the wings. A central upper projecting loop holds wire. The bow is roughly triangular in section with a wide central ridge. The tip and catch plate are missing. the bow has been flattened and misshapen due to post-depositional activity.
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 1st December 2011
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Record ID: LON-03E816
Object type: CANDLE SNUFFER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Post Medieval cast iron candle snuffer, 1550-1600. The iron candle snuffer has two hinged arms much like a pair of scissors. The arms are oval in section and have curved terminals to fit the thumb and forefinger for holding. The oval-section of the handles tapers slightly into a blunt point at the very end of these curving terminals. About halfway along the length of the object, the oval-section of the handles flattens into a rectangular-section and expands outwards into the full width of the object; at the same time the metal thins to half the thickness of the object so tha…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-02AAF1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon/Viking) copper alloy finger-ring dating 850-1066AD. The finger ring is U shaped with a circular cross-section that tapers towards each point (diameter: 6.09mm narrowing to 0.82mm. One arm is slightly shorter than the other. The copper alloy has a dark green patina and traces of gilding remain on protected inner surfaces. Dimensions: length: 30.28mm; width: 26.57mm; diameter: 6.09mm; weight: 7.76g. Helen Geake write there are several examples on the PAS database, mainly from Norfolk and Suffolk (18 copper-alloy examples without gilding). Gilde…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2012
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Record ID: NARC-0217A6
Object type: DAGGER CHAPE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy sword or dagger scabbard chape of probable Late Medieval to early post-Medieval date. The chape has been cast in one piece. It is 'V-shaped' in plan, with a circular knop at the base. It has vertical outer sides and is open at the back. The upper surface is divided into two by a vertical central ridge. Either side of this ridge is an openwork rectangle with a circular aperture immediately above. At the top, the ridge extends into a central leaf-like projection, which has been bent post-deposition. The chape measures 60mmlong, 25mm wide and 5mm thick. The weight is…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-0139A0
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy medieval strap-fitting: probably the frame from a strap-clasp (possibly a buckle). The flat frame is sub-rectangular in shape, with its edges projecting slightly at one end. At this end there are lateral mouldings extending beyond the bar around which the folding end would have rotated. The sides are bowed outwards slightly. The plate bar is slightly narrowed and recessed. It can be compared with an examples illustrated in Egan and Pritchard (1991, 118; fig. 77).
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th April 2011
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Record ID: KENT-00E972
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
16th-18th Century. Lead alloy, cast, medium size, uniface token. Length 22.2mm, Width 19.3mm, Thickness 4.1mm, Diameter 22.2mm, Weight 8.8g. Obverse: Moulded 'spider web' design with a relatively large central pellet or 'spider' in the centre. Little wear but some minor damage probably by the plough to the flan at one point and the back, otherwise a pale grey patina. Ref. Tokens and Tallies Through The Ages, Edward Fletcher, Greenlight Publishing 2003, page 28-33 Fig. page 32 and Leaden Tokens and Tallies Roman to Victorian, Edward Fletcher, Greenlight Publishing 2005, page 32-49 Fig.…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-00B453
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late 12th-13th Century. Lead alloy, cast, vesica shaped unfinished seal matrix. Length 36.2mm, Width 22.7mm, Thickness 9.7mm, Weight 15.1g. This seal matrix has a blank front surface - awaiting a die cutters design. The back has a small rounded conical gripping point rather than the usual suspension loop but also a simple but attractive, fine fleur-de-lys curlicues moulded design. The seal matrix has an attractive pale grey smooth patina. Ref. History Beneath Our Feet, Brian Read, Anglia Publishing, Ispwich 1995, page 73-74 No. 420 and Finds Identified, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publi…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-00A1E6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy signet ring of late medieval to post-medieval date (c. 15/16th century AD). The bezel is oval and flat (L.: 15.5mm, W.: 10.25mm). Carved in intaglio within it is an initial 'W' surmounted by a crude crown in the same plane as the shoulders. The internal diameter of the hoop is 16.05mm. It is 3.6mm thick at its lowest point. A parallel can be found illustrated in Saunders (ed. 1991, 46; ref. 24).
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-001BB3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy one-piece Colchester brooch. Nauheim derivative. Roman. 1st century AD. Well preserved with a light green/turquoise patina. The tip of the pin is missing. The pin is circular in section. The wire is turned 4 times to form the spring. The wire is flattened and widened to for the bow, sub-rectangular in section. The catchplate is rectangular and delicate, slightly damaged.
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-FE4307
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment of what was once possibly a Bronxe Age axehead or spearhead. If this identification is correct, only part of the tip of the blade remains. The fragment tapers at quite an acute angle from 9.99 mm to 1.2 mm thick. The acute angle would seem a little strange for an axehead so this raises some doubt about this identification. An alternative possibility is that it is part of the side of a spearhead. Aside from damage where the object has broken, the blade is also worn and is jagged through corrosion. At one end the object appears to have been cast with a slight groo…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-C4ABE2
Object type: BELT SLIDE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete cast copper alloy belt slide with enamelled decoration. Two symetrical tear-drop shaped plates with a raised central circular boss in the centre of each. The bosses are split into four quarters by a thick cross. The quarters contain red enamel. The pointed tips of the tear-drops are thicker than the rest of the object, giving them a raised effect. The reverse is flat and plain. The suspension loop is square in section and is 31mm long and 6mm wide.
Created on: Friday 5th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-C409F7
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead button of post-medieval with the corroded remains of an iron loop on the lower surface in the form of two stubs. The object is plano-convex and sub-circular in plan. Its upper surface bears moulded lines that radiate out fairly crudely from a central point. There is a further possible moulding between two of the lines. The object has corroded to a grey/white colour. Similar examples can be found illustrated in Read (2005, 82; refs. 343, 344).
Created on: Friday 5th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-C21211
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy, shield-shaped medieval harness pendant, dating from c. 1250-1400. The heraldic device is that of a bird (a peacock?) walking to the left. The beak is closed and there is a crown of feathers on the back of the head. The wings display traces of red enamel, the body, head and legs traces blue and white though much of the colour is missing. The background colour is no longer visible. There is a suspension mount in the centre of the upper edge of the shield, turned at ninety degrees to the plane of the main shield; the perforation in this suspension loop holds the rem…
Created on: Friday 5th February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 13th May 2014
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Record ID: SUR-B0DF28
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment comprising the attachment end of a late Saxon tongue-shaped strap end belonging to Thomas' Class E, type 1. Only a small part of the body survives but there is sufficient to show that it was openwork with cast decoration in the form of branches stemming from a central trunk (in the Winchester style).
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Record ID: SUR-B0D0C0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment comprising the lower part of the foot from a cast copper alloy tripod cauldron. The foot has three toes below a horizontal ridge. The back is flat and has carbon traces.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-B0BC67
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman Colchester type one-piece brooch dating to the first century AD. The brooch is bent and missing its spring and pin - it has a damaged openwork catchplate and a forward facing hook. The brooch is oval in section, thicker at the wings and narrowing towards the foot. The bow is bent but would have measured c.61mm in length. The wings on this example are short (12.43mm) and there are possibly three vertical ribs for decoration visible on one side.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-B0C515
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment comprising one side of a rectilinear buckle, probably of later 17th or early 18th century date. The surviving side has mouldings of multiple transverse ridges.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-B0ABB1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy mount of unknown age but dating from the late Iron Age to Roman period. One end of the mount is missing but it appears that it would have mirrored the two openwork circles that are extant; it was initially thought that this was a phallus mount but it does not appear so - it bears some similarities to middle and later Iron Age brooches but otherwise no comparison had been found in the available literature. There are no obvious mounting or attachment points on the reverse.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2013
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Record ID: SUR-B0A0B1
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An oval dress fastener cast with a chequer pattern. The fastener has three loops (one of which is partly broken away) and a three-sided bar to attach the hook on the opposing piece. The fastener belongs to Read's Early Post medieval Class A, Type 1 (eg nos.633-4).
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-B04B91
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The upper part of the bow and head of a Roman bow brooch, probably of developed T-shaped type. The wings are complete although the pin is missing. The wings are tubular, completely enclosing a hinged pin. The wings are wide, spanning 35.21 mm. The upper part of the bow is very angular in style, projecting horizontally back from the wings and then jutting downwards quite abruptly. On the head, just behind and between the wings, a vertical projection rises and is clearly broken. Based on other examples of developed T-shaped brooches, it seems likely that this projection would once have b…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-B04941
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy thimble dating to the 16th century. The thimble has punched dot decoration and is domed - it is filled with soil and has suffered plough damage to its base. The thimble measures 20mm long and is 12mm diameter. It weighs 9.7gms.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-B020F7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy single loop buckle with expanded outer edges and recessed pin bar. The pin is missing on this example. The buckle measures 22mm long, 18mm wide and weighs 1.9gms. It dates from c. AD 1350-1450.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-AFEB63
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The bow and foot of a copper-alloy bow brooch, probably late first to second century AD. Whilst the bow and foot are in good condition, the lack of a head makes it difficult to identify to a closely defined type. Based on the moulded decoration on the bow however, this may possibly have been a Headstud or developed T-shaped brooch. What remains of the bow is quite straight, with the beginning of a curve at the top. Just before this curve there is a circular knop with a vertical groove in its centre. Above this are two sunken rectangular fields with what appears to be traces of orange-r…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-AFD493
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy, moulded one-piece early post-medieval hook clasp. Read Class E type 3 - comparable to numbers 384-397. The hook is missing and there is some damage to the moulded design.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-AFA6B7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman buckle, complete. The buckle is trapezoidal in shape and has punched ring and dot and double lines of punched triangles as decoration. The buckle measures 31.82mm long, 15.01mm wide and weighs 3.7gms.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-AF9D66
Object type: POWDER CAP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead cylindrical powder charger cap, with flat base with two integral loops either side and a pinched rim. Used by British infantry musketeers of the period c.1660-1686 to fit over the powder charger's open end to prevent spilling their fine priming powder which would have been poured directly into the musket's priming pan. A cord was passed through the pair of integral loops at its closed end, thereby allowing the cap to slide up and down. Read (1988) illustrates a similar powder-charger cap on page 163, No.1091, which is dated to c.1660-86.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-AF9792
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy buckle dating to the 15th century. The buckle is incomplete as it is missing its pin. The buckle has a central bar, and the outside edges are in the form of a five-petalled flower. The buckle measures 39.27mm long, 31.18mm wide and is 2.23mm thick. It weighs 6.8gms.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-AF8D67
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy mount with engraved foliate decoration on the upper face and one rivet hole within a trefoil terminal. The main body of the mount is triangular in plan. This is very similar in style to typical 16th-century sword belt hangers (see Read, 2001, p.43, Fig.26, No.373). The mount does not appear to be a broken hook, so may instead be an en suite item, perhaps used as a belt stud. Read (2001) illustrates similar en suite items on page 41, Fig.24, Nos.349-50, which are dated to the 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-AF8082
Object type: SWORD BELT HANGER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy sword belt bar and hook with openwork foliate decoration and evidence of lacquering on all faces of both parts. The bar has a cuvilinear snake-like design within a square border on each side plate, and between these a central motif which looks like a face, but is too corroded to make out. The hook plate also has an obscure motif on a roundel at its base. This plate still holds the ends of the two rivets which would have attached to the leather strap, or baldrick. The bar has two rivet holes which would have been used to attach it to the belt. The style of the piece…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-AF7878
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy double-loop annular buckle with bevelled inside edge and narrowed and recessed pin bar with its rolled sheet pin still attached. The frame is semi-circular in section with a flat base and convex upper surface. Half way along one edge of the frame is a triangular notch for the pin rest. There are marks on the surface of the frame which are due to corrosion and not decoration. Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar example on page 45, No.254, which he dates to c.1350-1650. Read (1988) illustrates a similar example on page 62, No.280, which is dated to c.1370-1500.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-AF6A85
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy double-loop D-shaped spectacle buckle frame with moulded knops either end of the strap bar. The strap bar is narrowed and flush with the frame and the knops have raised lozenge-shaped mouldings. The strap bar is broken half way along its length so that the pin is now missing, along with one of the loops. The frame is semi-circular in section, with a flat base and convex upper face. The outer edges of the frame are slightly expanded, and the inner edges are bevelled. The remaining loop has three transverse incised lines on its outer edge, which the pin may h…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-AF0392
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy medieval buckle. The buckle is complete and has a narrowed and recessed pin bar with ornate outer edge of knops, and a groove for the pin. This buckle measures 18.6mm long, 19.7mm wide and 4.45mm thick. It weighs 3.33gms.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-AF2271
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a late Iron Age to early Romano-British one piece brooch of uncertain type, but possibly a Nauheim derivative. Only the bow and two coils of the spring remain. The bow is curved and no catchplate remains. It measures 40.3 mm in length, 3.6 mm thick and is 5.6 mm wide at what remains of the coiled spring. It probably dates from the early to mid first century AD.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-AEF4D5
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy openwork handle of a post-medieval swivelling seal matrix (the matirx is missing). This object measures 30.03mm long, 33.18mm wide and weighs 3.1gms. It probably dates to the 18th century.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-AEE4F7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small Roman copper-alloy bow brooch of Dolphin type, mid-late first century AD. The brooch is complete other than its missing pin. The pin mechanism is hinged and the axis bar remains and is of copper-alloy. The brooch bow has a high arc which rises above the head. The brooch measures 33.9 mm in length and is 16.6 mm across its wings. It is 5.2 mm thick and weighs 4.1 grams. It is an undecorated example.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-AE9E15
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman bow brooch, a copper-alloy initial T-shaped type of mid-late first century AD. The brooch is missing the lower part of its bow and its pin, but its wings are intact. The brooch has a hinged pin mechanism set within tubular wings. The brooch bow has a high arc which rises above the head. What remains of the brooch measures 23.6 mm in length and is 29.6 mm across its wings. It is 4.7 mm thick and weighs 5.2 grams. It appears to be an undecorated example.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-AE0BF4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy single-loop buckle. The buckle has a recessed and narrowed pin bar (pin missing), a pointed lip with groove for the pin, and a double ridge each side. The reverse of the buckle is plain and flat. This buckle measures 18.05mm long, 20.5mm wide and is 3.8mm thick. It weighs 2.28gms and dates from the later madieval period.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-AD9F12
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman Hod Hill style brooch, dating the the mid-1st century AD. This example has elements of both Hod hill and Polden Hill styles, and an exact comparison could not be made in Hattatt. The brooch is incomplete, missing its spring and pin. The brooch measures 50mm long, 20mm wide and weighs 8.7gms.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-AD8AE4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman Polden Hill style brooch, dating to the mid-1st century AD. The brooch is incomplete, consisting of the head and upper bow only and missing the bar and pin. The end plates on the arms are abraded. There is ridged and grooved decoration on the upper surface of the wing. The brooch fragment measures 17.6mm long, 25.15mm wide and is 7.45mm thick. It weighs 4gms.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-AD8A04
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman bow brooch, a copper-alloy Polden Hill type of late first to second century. The brooch is badly damaged, missing the lower part of its bow and one wing. The pin is also missing, although ferrous traces of the axis bar remain set within the characteristic semi-cylindrical crossbar. The typical pierced plates at each end of the wings are apparent on the one remaining wing. This example does not have an attachment hook at the top of the head, although a slight ridge suggests that there may once have been one. What remains of the brooch measures 22.5 mm wide across its head. The rem…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-AD3623
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy foot and catchplate from a Roman bow brooch of uncertain type. The rest of the brooch is missing. The catchplate is sub-triangular in shape with an apostrophe shaped perforation. Probably first-second century in date.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-ACAAC4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy fragment from a cooking vessel of medieval/post-medieval date: probably a handle lug from a cauldron, based on its size, possibly an open brace from a skillet. The fragment consists of a small section of the vessel's body with a curious bevelled edge on one side. The 'handle' that emerges from it is sub-oval in cross section. It turns through almost ninety degrees developing more of a teardrop cross-section through the turn with the narrower end internal. The object has been broken just after the bend in the past. The fragment has corroded to a grey/green colour wi…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 26th January 2012
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Record ID: BERK-AC78B4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Langton Down style Roman brooch. The brooch has a central, rounded spine but is otherwise undecorated. The brooch is missing its spring and the lower part of the catchplate. It measures 20.6mm wide and weighs 5.43gms. It dates from the mid-1st century AD.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-AC4143
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment of a Roman fibula, possibly a T-shaped brooch, although it is somewhat difficult to tell given the brooch's poor condition. The wings are tubular and measure 24.95 mm in width. They enclose the remains of a hinged pin on an iron axis bar. Almost of all of the bow is missing and what remains tapers abruptly from a triangular head, decorated with incised markings. What remains of the brooch measures 14.02 mm in length. It is likely to be of late first to second century AD in date.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-ABEAE5
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy seal matrix of medieval date. The matrix is circular, with a semicircular suspension loop on the circumference of the upper face, now broken (Max. Th.: 6.95mm). The upper face has a slight recess at the circumeference. The die features a recessed flat topped shield bearing a lion rampant guardant (when viewing the seal impression), with three pellets or a possible flower in each top corner. The lion's mane is picked out by stippling. There is a rosette above the shield and also one to each side. Around the device is a personal legend; there is no border dividing t…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-ABDDC7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment of a Roman fibula, possibly a T-shaped brooch, although it is somewhat difficult to tell given the brooch's poor condition. The wings measures 19.64 mm in width, although most of the left wing is missing. Most of the bow is missing and what remains measures only 16.82 mm in length. It is likely to be of late first to second century AD in date.
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-ABDCA6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame of probable early post-medieval date, complete with pin. The frame is formed of two conjoined ovals such that the sides incurve. The frame is bevelled externally on the upper surface; bevelling echoed internally on the lower surface. The basic wire pin survives loosely looped around the pin bar. The buckle frame has corroded to a red-brown colour with some patches of light-green corrosion product and darker green patina surviving in places. The buckle has been bent at an angle of about thirty degrees around the pin bar. Buckles of this si…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-ABC9A2
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded fragment from a copper-alloy spoon of later medieval to post-medieval date. The fragment consists of the area above and below the junction of handle and bowl, the latter has been fractured in a number of places. The handle is broadly rectangular in cross-section and tapers as it travels towards its terminal. The bowl is shallow and the junction between the two elements undefined. Such a bowl shape and junction is characteristically later medieval/earlier post medieval; it is difficult to distinguish. Four fragments of similar underlying colour and corrosion product were foun…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-AB0F41
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Headstud brooch. The head of the brooch is wide (8.18 mm) and flattened. A complete headloop projects vertically from the head and is cast in one with the rest of the brooch (diameter approximately 9.9 mm). The wings are measure 17.6 mm wide and are tubular and enclosed. They enclose an iron hinge bar, and the hinged pin is intact and moves freely. The pin measures 41.7 mm in length. The bow juts out almost at a right-angle from the head and then runs abruptly downwards. It is curved in front, but hollow at the reverse. It is decorated with a headstud, compris…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-9F9A77
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The function of the cast copper alloy object is unidentified. The body of the object is a sub-circular stem which is bent in a curvaceous 'L' shape. Beyond the bend the object becomes more angular in section. One terminal becomes flat in section, and triangular in plan, with a semi-circular indentation on the edge. The opposite terminal is also flattened but appears to be perpendicular to the other terminal. It is flattened and forms a curved elongated drop shape in plan. The surface of the object has a mid blue/green coloured patina. The object measures 48.75mm long from the drop sha…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Friday 1st November 2013
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Record ID: WAW-9F8012
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy cooking vessel leg/foot. The foot is, in profile, triangular with the outer face edge being concave. The leg is rectangular in plan with a broken upper edge. The break is not a recent break. In section the leg is sub-rectangular with rounded corners. The surface is abraded and has a mottled mid green coloured patina. There are patches of red copper corrosion. There are also traces of a heavy black deposit on the leg, which is probably a sooty/carbon deposit. The leg measures 29.76mm tall, 38.01mm wide across the foot and 22.59mm thick. It weighs 90.3g. The carbo…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-9F3B95
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch. The wings are semi-cylindrical but are incomplete and abraded. It is not certain whether they had wing caps or not. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The wings are undecorated. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is semi-circular in section. The bow head and bow are undecorated. The bow tapers to a blunt point which is a broken terminal. This break was not recent. The catchplate is therefore missing. The surface of the brooch has traces of a well developed thick green patina, otherwise the surface is abraded. It measures 21.…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-9F26F3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch. The wings are semi-cylindrical but are incomplete and abraded. There is a trace of a wing cap on one wing. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The wings are decorated with vertical ribs at the junction with the bow head. The central portion of the wing is bulbous with a collar at the other terminal. On the reverse of the wings, in the centre there is a deep void. The bowhead is quite flat in profile and the bow is oval in section. The bow head and bow are undecorated. Only a short amount of the bow remains before it is broken. Thi…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-9BEB03
Object type: MODEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead model for a gem or cameo, depicting a male bust facing right wearing a patterned jacket with ruffled collar and a close-fitting narrow-brimmed hat with a fringe of hair visible below, and a tassle descending down the back, perhaps in the manner of an Italian Renaissance portrait. If the original was of very fine quality then this lead copy may have been cast as a curio from a mould taken from a gem. It could perhaps have been made for a seller or collector somewhat later, giving a cheap, robust version to show around for approval, and to give an accurate idea of what was on o…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-9B2327
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy handle, 22mm long, 28mm in diameter and weighs 34.01g. The object consists of a short cylindrical shaft with a raised lip on its lower edge and a circular sectioned fixing tang. This holds a semi-spherical bowl with a centrally placed circular knop emerging to the same height as the edge of the bowl.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 30th January 2014
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Record ID: LEIC-9AD9C7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of the 1st or 2nd century AD. The object is in fair condition, is 80mm long, 31mm wide and 11mm thick. The brooch has a small semi-circular sectioned head which is missing its spring and pin, a semi-circular sectioned bow and a large triangular catchplate with a triangular void. The object has a dark brown patina but no visible decoration.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-9A4D01
Object type: ROWEL SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy rowel spur, c.1500-1800. Only one side of the spur survives. The spur is undecorated apart from a moulded anthropomorphic head at the apex of the curve. The metal is slightly pitted and has a mottled green patina. The fragment measures 78.42 mm in length and curves to a width of 44.53 mm. It weighs 23.9 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-9A2CC6
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy central pendant loop from a purse frame. It has a subtraingular head, with a central perforation (8.10 mm DIA). The head terminates in a rectangular collar that only expand out of the sides. A circular shaft extends outwards below the collar, although this is mostly missing and is an old break. The object is in good condition, and is black in colour, with patches of light green/red patina. It also exhibits shallow, parallel scratches around the head. It measures 23.32 mm L x 15.44 mm W x 9.35 mm TH and weighs 14.10 g.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2011
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Record ID: NLM-9A0A56
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Pin-head; small cast spherical object with tiny soil-filled keyhole-shaped aperture for pin shank (lost). The type appears in the Early Medieval period, 400-850, though Post-Medieval versions are also known. Diameter: 7.35mm, Weight: 2.05gms
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-99F723
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy mount of probable Post-Medieval date, 1500-1800. The mount consists of a rounded oval with serrated edge and sub rectangular projection at one side. Three openwork circles decorate the mount. There is an off-centre circular rivet on reverse which projects a total of 4mm from the body. The mount is 25 mm in length with a width of 20 mm and a depth of 1.5 mm. It weighs 4.6 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-97C161
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval(?) copper alloy sleeve clasp? is 32mm long, 14mm wide, 3mm thick and weighs 5.07g. The object is in fair condition with a green patina. The object is rectangular in form and sub rectangular in section. It has two circular holes, one at each end, with two centrally placed incised ring and dots. One long edge slightly tapers in thickness and has an irregular edge suggesting part is missing. The object may be a sleeve clasp or perhaps a book fitting?
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-97E487
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A penny of Aethelred II, crux type, c 991-997. North no 770.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-97DD21
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy probable strap end of the Medieval or Post-Medieval period. The attachment end is missing, but was probably a socket type. The body of the strap end tapers from a square top to a pointed knop, reminiscent of late and post-Medieval spoons. The surface bears some traces of tinning or silvering.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-97D664
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle of Egan type 1, dating to the 13th-14th centuries. The frame is a simple oval with a thick outer frame. Pecked linear decoration is faintly visible.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-97CD05
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle of Egan type 10, dating to the late 14th century. The buckle is D-shaped in plan with a thickened outer frame with moulded decoration and outward-facing corner prongs. The bar is offset. The pin is a simple wire pin with a wrap-around hinge.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-97C382
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle of the Medieval period, c. 1250- 1450. The buckle is D-shaped with a recessed crossbar retaining a corroded iron pin and a thickened outer frame, with a recess for a now missing roller.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-97BC38
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle of the 17th century. The loops are D-shaped with thickened outer frames containing three knops, with the two outer knops curled inward. Each end of the crossbar also bears a knop. The underside is concave.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-97AA35
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A simple cast copper-alloy spherical bead of Medieval or Post-Medieval date. The bead has a large circular perforation, and it is possible that it functioned as a weight rather than a bead.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-979FD5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead weight of the Medieval period. The weight is triangular in plan with simple moulded decoration serving to distinguish a border. The underside has an impression in each corner, only one of which is legible, and seems to read CLIN or AID (if read upside down).
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-9794D5
Object type: CANDLESTICK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy candlestick of 14th-15th century date. Only the stem for holding the candle remains, with the circular base missing. The stick has a cup for holding the candle and the opposite end is socketed to fit into a base. There is moulded discoidal decoration approximately halfway up the stick and the cup for the candle has a simple incised band around its centre. The entire stick is hollow, but its metal content seems to have a high lead component.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-978A85
Object type: FOLDING KNIFE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy pocket knife with an iron blade, probably 19th-early 20th century in date. The handle consists of two plates, roughly drop-shaped with panels on the outer faces. The iron blade remains corroded between the two handle plates.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-977896
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy ansate brooch of the 8th century. The brooch has sub-square terminals, and the entire brooch is decorated with a banded effect such that the bow and centre of each terminal consists of a central band, with an outer band to each side on each terminal and at the peak of the bow. This means the bow has a square element at its peak. The outer edges of the terminals are gently curved, adding further decorative enhancement. The underside of one terminal contains two lugs and the corroded remains of an iron pin. A simple projecting hook forms the catch on the undersi…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-976DD3
Object type: ROTARY KEY
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy casket key of the Medieval period. The key has a circular loop and a thick stem of circular section and an incomplete hollow tip. The bit is incomplete and worn, but appears to have been triangular in profile.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-973F00
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy pendant of unknown function, probably Medieval in date. The pendant is sub-triangular in plan with a suspension loop transverse to the plane of the object. The body flares from the suspension loop to the base. The base has four projecting shanks in two pairs. In profile, the shanks creat a V-shape, and they are worn. The body of the pendant is bent. The function of the pendant is unknown, though it is reminiscent of a toilet instrument, though no parallels were found.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-972733
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle of late Roman to sub-Roman date, circa 350-500. The buckle is D-shaped in plan, with a broader 'base' and a slightly thinner upper half, such that the frame appears b-shaped in section and stepped. The frame is decorated with incised lines across the breadth of the frame. In the centre of the outer frame is a recess for a pin. The base of the frame has another recess for the pin hinge, and two lugs project from the side at either end of the hinge recess. The lugs are D-shaped with circular perforations to take an axel, that presumably runs through other lu…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-971D35
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead shield-shaped weight of Medieval date. The face of the shield is quartered, with the upper right and lower left quarters bearing lozenges. The opposing quarters are undecorated, but a band runs through from the upper left corner of the shield to the lower right edge. The underside is undecorated.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-970FF8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle of the Medieval period. The buckle has a D-shaped frme with a thickened outer frame with faint traces of pecked linear decoration, forming triangles on the upper face of the outer frame. A simple pin with a curved hinge remains, but bent above the hinge. A rectangular plate, complete, is wrapped around the crossbar of the buckle. The plate is undecorated, but has three dome-headed rivets close to its outer edge.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-96E664
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap fitting of Medieval date. The fitting comprises of a rectangular strip folded back on itself with a rivet holding the two plates together and to a strap (now missing). The loop narrows from the plates to its peak, where wear hsa broken the loop. There is no decoration.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-96D451
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy trumpet brooch of the early Roman period. The brooch is missing its foot and pin, and has moulded acanthus leaf decoration at the peak of the bow in half-round, with a triple collar above and below.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th February 2012
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Record ID: LEIC-96C848
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy plate brooch, The object is 30mm long, 21mm wide, 5mm thick and weighs 5.98grams. The object is oval in shape, with concentric oval ridges surrounding a central flat area which may have held a gem? The surface has traces of gilding. The reverse holds part of a catchplate and lug. It is similar to T271 in Bayley and Butcher, Roman Brooches in Britain.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-96A7F1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle of the late Medieval to early Post-Medieval period. The frames are D-shaped in plan, with a scallop-shaped projection in the centre of each outer frame, and where the frames meet, at the end of the crossbar of sub-rectangular section. There are traces of tinning on the surface.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-968002
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy seal matrix of the Medieval period, probably 13th-14th century. The matrix is discoidal, with the device and inscription carved in low relief. The device appears to be vegetal, with scrolling vines making a heart shape set on three legs. The inscription reads: S' A...OLIVER
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2013
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Record ID: NCL-9667B6
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap end of late Medieval to early Post-Medieval date. The strap end has a split end with a circular perforation in the centre to take a rivet. The body is rectangular in shape with a flaring terminal with a scallop-shaped outer edge. The terminal and lower body have minor decoration. Based on the decoration and style of the object, it is probably Tudor in date.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-879AA2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame of late medieval to early post-medieval date. The artefact is missing its pin and the majority of one of its loops; the broken beginnings have been bent outwards slightly. The plain frame is formed of a pair of 'Ds' that incurve towards the pin bar. Although the pin is missing, orange staining and accretion around the pin bar and the extant loop suggests that it would have been made of iron. The upper surface is bevelled both internally and externally; the latter is far shallower. The lower surface is flat; the pin bar a trapez…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-870415
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy double-looped annular buckle with moulded floral decoration; just over half of the buckle survives. The buckle is broadly in the form of a five-petalled flower, with the moulded petals irregular sizes, and those upper [and lowermost] straight rather than cusped. The petals are decorated with transverse punches within a field. The pin bar is central and trapezoidal in cross-section. The lower surface of the artefact is flat and plain. Similar buckles can be found illustrated in Whitehead (1996, 47; refs. 272-274) and Margeson (1993, 29; ref. 157), where t…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-86C1C7
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval lead alloy Papal bulla of Pope Honorius III (AD1216-1227). The obverse depicts the head of St Peter to the right and St Paul to the left; with SPA SPE above, SPA is an abbreviation of Sanctus Paulus for St Paul and SPE an abbreviation for Sanctus Petrus for St Peter. There is a beaded border around the heads, representing the aureole (halo) and there is a further pelleted border around the edge of the motif and inscription. The reverse has the inscription "HONO/RIVS/PPIII" there is an omega above 'PP'. This seal is from Pope Honorius III, PP is an abbreviation of Pastor Pas…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Friday 22nd February 2013
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Record ID: LON-86BE42
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval lead alloy seal matrix dating 13th – 14th century. The seal matrix is flat with a pierced lug aligned along the top edge. The lug has been bent flat to the back of the matrix The die is a pointed oval, a form used more commonly by women and clerics. The central device appears to be four branches arranged to form a cross and the inscription reads: “*S’ RADL:DE CAT” Dimensions: length: 33.62mm; width: 22.50mm; thickness including lug: 6.64mm; weight: 18.70g.  
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-868685
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval silver incomplete head-dress pin, dating to the 17th century. The pin is broken across the rectangular eye and the pointed end is broken and missing. The remaining length of pin has a rectangular section, part of the long rectangular perforation, a collar and then a suspension hole for a pendant and finally a scoop-shaped terminal. Both sides of the pin are decorated with a stamped pattern. The decoration starts just below the collar and covers the surface between the eye and the collar and both sides around the eye. The pattern is similar on both sides but there are s…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-863381
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Medieval bar mount. The body is a sub-circular domed section decorated with grooved cross-hatching. It should have two semi-circular loops, one on each end but one has broken off. Similar examples were found in London (Egan, p.214, nos. 1160-1161)
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-862105
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete cast copper alloy Medieval annular brooch. The brooch was gilded and patches of this remain on the upper surface. There was possibly some grooved decoration but this is unclear due to wear and corrosion. The pin has a circular loop which was cast integrally and has a moulded collar decoration. The pin has a sub-square cross section and narrows to a sharp point.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-861767
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy dolphin bow brooch dating from c. 75-175 AD. It is complete, with the only damage being a slightly bent pin. The wings are cylindrical, holding the axis bar with a central slot for the hinged pin. The bow has a triangular cross section with the point being the centre of the front. The bow is plain and narrows to a point at the foot. The catchplate is complete.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-8603C7
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman nail cleaner. Mostly complete, the lower end is broken leaving just one of the two points. It has a circular loop on the smae plane as the shaft. Between the loop and shaft is a cylindrical collar with grooved lines at the top and bottom and diagonal lines as decoration. Below the collar is a bulbous section which is not symmetrical. The shaft then narrows to a rectangular shape. From about half way down there is a central linear groove leading to the terminal. The nail cleaner is slightly bent and has a mainly even brown/green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-85A278
Object type: TAP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly damaged cast copper-alloy barrel tap of late post-medieval/modern date (c. 1700 - c. 1850 AD). The tap has a cylindrical body but has broken just below the handle. There is some decoration in the form of pair of circumferential incisions at the top and bottom. The main part of the spout is curved downwards and has eight facets of differing widths; broadly it is hexagonal. There is a wing dividing this from the extreme end of the spout which is circular in cross-section. The stem is of usual form, flaring to a maximum height of 21.75mm about one third of its length from the t…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-859C87
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Post Medieval swivel. It is incomplete- both the loops having broken leaving just arms on both sides. The central section consists of two half spheres joined in the centre. These objects usually have a gap in between the two central pieces in order to allow it to 'swivel' but this does not seem to have this facililty. The arms of the loops are irregular in size and shape so it is possible that this is a mis-cast.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-858BF1
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy lid of a Roman seal box, 2nd- 3rd century in date. It would have been tear drop shaped but the lower point has broken away. The catch is at the rounded end and all that remains are the two outer prongs. The upper surface of the lid is flat and plain. It is decorated with three circular perforations, two at the top and one at the broken end.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-8582B5
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy Roman bell shaped stud. It has broken before shaft leaving just the base. The edges of the stud head are uneven having broken.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
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Record ID: DUR-8573E2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman strap fitting. It is circular in plan and domed with a hollow back. It has a simple rectangular bar across the reverse which would have held the strap. It is very corroded with the surface uneven and patches of light green and brown making up the patina.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-856534
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Medieval spindle whorl. It is conical and circular in plan. It has a central circular perforation. It is plain with no decoration.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-854AF4
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hartlepool
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron musket ball, from the Post Medieval period. Probably 17-18th century in date. It is spherical and corrosion has caused the surface to become uneven.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-849A45
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete medieval cast copper-alloy single-looped buckle frame. The curved outer edge is constricted at its centre for an extant sheet roller. The thickness at the outer edge of 3.8mm tapers to 1.5mm at the attachment end. There is a moulding at the extant end of the pin bar; the other end and the bar itself have been lost. The frame is bevelled externally on the upper surface; the lower surface is flat and plain. The artefact has corroded to an orange-brown colour with patches of light/mid-green corrosion product.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-8474E1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Iron Age/Roman mount in the form of a human. It consists of a human head at the top of a slightly curved linear section (meant to represent the body). The head is round and has detailing picking out the hair and face. The hair is represented by grooved lines radiating from a central point on the top of the head. The eyes are round and hollow, the nose is raised and slightly bulbous. The mouth is a grooved line, almost giving the appearance it has its mouth open. The head is sat on a shape neck which then leads into the main section of the mount. This secti…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-8423C3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy gilded buckle plate of Medieval date, 1200-1300. The plate is rectangular in plan decorated with a raised lion facing left on a pecked field. Two copper alloy rivets remain in the outer corners of the plate, but the hinge fittings are incomplete.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-841433
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy annular brooch of the Medieval period, 13th-14th centuries. The brooch is missing its pin. The hoop is D-shaped in section, with 6 raised and collared bands and a pin recess. The underside if flat and undecorated.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-83D460
Object type: BELT FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy belt clasp of 17th century date. The clasp is S-shaped with moulded decoration. The centre has a band with grooves running outward to either side along the body. The terminals are decorated as animal heads. The surface has been tinned, with faint traces surviving.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-83C3E8
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy strap end of the early Medieval period, 12th-13th centuries. The strap end has a rectangular body, tapering from the hollow open end to a neck, with a terminal bearing a stylized animal head. The underside is flat and undecorated.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-836804
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy ring buckle of 13-14th century. The hoop is circular in plan with an oval section. The pin consists of a body of sub-square section with double-moulding separating the shaft of the time from the hinge, with is a hooked terminal of the pin. The pin is rectangular in section. There is no decoration on the pin or buckle frame.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-833E75
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy object of uncertain function of the early Post-Medieval period. The object has a shaft with two different but incomplete terminals/ends. The shaft is oval in section. One terminal is sub-rectangular in plan, but concave in profile with a break at the far end. The opposite terminal is sub-triangular in plan and convex in profile. There is a fracture in the terminal where the tip has bent inward more sharply. The quality of the metalwork suggests a Post-Medieval date, but it is cast from a handmade mould.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-8338C2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and almost complete cast copper-alloy mount of post-medieval date. The mount has rounded ends and a centre of the same width, with the sides incurving between. The upper surface appears shallowly bevelled and decorated with crescentic punches, although corrosion obscures much of the surface. The flat lower surface has an integral pointed lug towards each end; these have been bent and one has been broken. The mount's construction and decoration suggests a c. 17th-century date; similar artefacts can be found illustrated in Read (2001, 36; fig. 21). This piece is of red-brown …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-831292
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded but complete cast copper-alloy mount of post-medieval date. The mount consists of two broadly circular lobes connected by a trio of transverse ridges, all moulded in low relief. On the lower surface there are slight recesses in the lobes. At each end is an integral lug which curves round and almost attains the other end; one lug has been bent slightly to one side. The mount's construction and decoration suggests a c. 17th-century date; a similar artefact can be found illustrated in Read (2001, 36; ref. 314). This piece is of red-brown colour, largely overlain with green corr…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-82C7C2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn and corroded cast asymmetrical double-looped buckle frame of post-medieval date. This example is incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin. One loop of the buckle is D-shaped, while the other is rectangular. Any mouldings are obscured as a result of corrosion. In general the lower surface of the buckle is flat and undecorated. The edges of the upper surface are bevelled internally and externally; the latter slightly more shallowly. The buckle has corroded to a variable green colour with some areas of underlying red-brown metal showing through. One of the loops has been …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-825041
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded but complete post-medieval crotal bell cast in copper alloy. Unfortunately corrosion obscures any decoration on both halves; crotals were often decorated with a 'sunburst' pattern. The upper half has two sound holes c. 4.5mm in diameter. The two sound holes on the lower hemisphere that abut the central casting seam are of comparable size and are joined together by a slot; they are perpendicular to those on the upper half. To one side of the slot is a moulded T-shaped 'founder's hammer' motif. Such a mark suggests a late 16th- or early 17th-century date for this artefact (cf…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-821DE8
Object type: ANIMAL BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-medieval spherical animal bell ('crotal') cast in copper alloy. The upper half is decorated with a 'sunburst' pattern formed of 'rays' whose lines are only visible at the top, around the suspension loop. The upper half has two sound holes 4-5mm in diameter. The two sound holes on the lower hemisphere that abut the central casting seam are slightly larger (6-7mm in diameter). They are joined together by a slot and are perpendicular to those on the upper half. Either side of the slot the lower half is decorated with a 'sunburst' pattern formed of four 'rays' of similar w…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-81FA27
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and corroded small cast lead weight in the shape of a frustum, or truncated cone. It is trapezoidal in cross-section, with a flat base. It has a hole running right through its centre; the hole tapers slightly towards the top which has been flattened slightly: Dia.: 9.6 - 8.6mm. The artefact now has an off-white surface. Such objects are undiagnostic and a wide date range is here given.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 1st March 2011
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Record ID: DOR-80C720
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy buckle frame. A single loop, rectangular frame. The aperture is oval. The bar is obscured by iron corrosion (possibly from the missing pin) but it appears to be much narrowed from the frame. There is a rectangular notch or recess in the middle of the outer edge of the frame. The front of the buckle appears silvered and is decorated with a double row of stamped rectangles around the edge. There is a recess framing the oval aperture which appears to have cast dot or rope decoration. Date: Medieval to Postmedieval Dimensions: 18.17 mm x 18.71 mm x 2.48 mm W…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-806751
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval or Medieval? lead alloy weight, 30mm in diameter and 21mm thick. The weight is in fair condition and weighs 97.4 grams. It is circular in form and sub triangular in section. It has a rounded ridge along its lower, wider surface and a slightly flattened upper surface.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-8081D0
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy hooked tag. An isoceles triangle shaped plate with and integral D-sectioned hook at the apex of the triangle (the base of the tag). At the top of the tag, at the opposite edge to the hook, are two circular attachment holes, one of which is open, the other filled with corrosion product. The surfaces of the tag are very corroded and pitted, but it appears to have been undecorated. The hook is tapering with a sharp end. It has been curled over. The upper part of the plate is bent. Reference: Date: Early-Medieval - 9th to 11th century Dimensions: 23.65 mm x 10.35 mm x …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-803973
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete cast copper alloy bow brooch. A developed T-shaped brooch. The wings are cylindrical and house the axis bar for the hinged pin. The ends of the wings are decorated with ribs and grooves. The copper alloy pin has and expanded head and a circular sectioned shaft. At the head is a broken loop for the attachment of a chain. The bow is D-sectioned and tapering. The upper part of the bow is decorated with a raised rectangular panel containing recessed cells for enamel. There are four triangles arranged on a square, points inwards, the upper and lower two of which contain t…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-7FFF52
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy bow brooch. A crossbow brooch, the foot, leg and part of the arched bow of which only remain. The upper part of the remaning bow has a triangular cross section which is flattened out on the front surface (into a rectangular cross section) on the lowest part above the leg of the brooch. This section is decorated with squared notches along the sides. The leg is also flat-fronted and decorated in this way and is marked by a sharp change in angle (almost 90 degrees) in relation to the bow. The foot has a slightly forward -projecting, rounded lip. Behind th…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-7FDD96
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch, 42mm long, 34mm wide and 10mm thick. The brooch is in fair condition and weighs 18.49grams. The brooch has no spring, pin or catchplate. Its wings are decorated with a series of vertical bands which have diagonal incised stripes. The bow has a linear recess on each side which is bordered by a line of incised dots.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
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Record ID: LEIC-7FA112
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire