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    • County: Essex

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Record ID: ESS-C98C72
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold Stater of the Bellovaci, Gallo-Beligc AB1, left type on a broad flan. Obverse depicts a wreathed bust of Apollo facing left. Reverse shows horse facing left with stylised charioteer above and a flower below. Dating to C. 125 - 100BC. ABC 4, VA 12-1 Dimensions: weight: 7.41g, diameter: 23.6mm, thickness: 1.6mm
Created on: Monday 17th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 17th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Woodham Ferrers', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-10F79B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A one twentieth of an emergency Sikh gold Mohur (gold rupee) issued in Multan (Punjab, India) between AD 1848-1849 by the Governor Diwan Mulraj to pay his troops. Paramdip Khera (British Museum) notes that a series of these small gold coins were found by British troops that occupied the citadel at Multan.
Created on: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thorpe-le-Soken', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-5283E3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age Catuvellauni and Trinovantes (Eastern Region) gold quarter stater, Cunobelinus Plastic type dating from AD 8-41. Obverse: Corn ear without central stalk, CA to left and M[V] to right. Reverse: Horse rearing right, dashes for mane, pellet above and CVN below. ABC 2816, VA 2015, BMC 1846-48.
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 30th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broomfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-A69846
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron Age gold stater of the Trinovantes, late Whaddon Chase type. VA 1498, BMC 344, ABC 2338 'Big pellet type'. Dimensions: weight: 5.87g, diameter: 17.53mm, thickness: 2.94mm The obverse is plain with slight evidence of crossed wreaths. The reverse features a Romanised (i.e. Classical) horse facing right with a pellet below, a winged motif above and ovoid shapes in front of and behind the horse. The mane is dashed and the tail composed of a single line. Rudd has suggested that the general distribution of coins of this type across Essex and Suffolk and the die chain of them suggests …
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Layer Breton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-6DBE56
Object type: JEWELLERY
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rolled-up strip of gold of probable Chalcolithic or Bronze Age date (c. 2500-800 BC). The strip of gold is sub-rectangular in plan, and is rolled up (width ways), forming a tight roll which has been slightly squashed into an oval shape (when viewed from the side). Eleven folds can be counted from the middle. There is some soil still attached to and within these folds. The strip is very thin (less than a diameter). The strip is wider in the middle than near the end, where it tapers from c. 21 mm in the middle towards 15 mm at the end (the end hidden in the folds in the centre of the b…
Created on: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-9FF088
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold guinea of George III (1760 - 1820), minted in 1764. (Spink 2004: catalogue number 3726) Obverse features a young, long haired bust (second laureate) with a laureate, and the inscription reads: [GE]ORGICVS.III.DEI.GRATIA. The obverse features a crowned shield of arms and the inscription reads: 17.64.M B FET. H. REX. FEB. ET. LD SR.IAT ETE.
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wormingford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-846A33
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Number Description Obv Rev Dimensions 1 Gold stater of the Catuvellauni/Trinovantes, Early Whaddon Chase, rounded wing type, cf. ABC 2433 / BMC 295 Wreath, clock and crescents. Rounded wing motifs above wreath Horse facing right, possible wing motif above, pellet sun below w: 5.85g d: 17.39mm t: 2.98mm 2 Gold stater of Catuvellauni, Early Whaddon Chase, rounded wing type (as above) Very worn, looks very similar to design of above As ab…
Created on: Monday 6th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Layer Breton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-1DBFC4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold annular brooch of medieval date (c. 1200 - 1400AD). The brooch is circular in plan with a D-shaped cross section. The reverse is flat and the upper face in convex. The frame has a constriction for the pin which is clasped around the narrow point. The pin is an elongated triangular shape in plan, with a circular section. The pin has a transverse ridge which is incised with a decorative pattern. The brooch is inscribed in Lombardic script, reading as follows: AMOR VINCIT OMNIA: + Love Conquers All Dimensions: weight: 2.46g, diameter: 18.03mm, width (of brooch 'band'): 2.48mm,…
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wix', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-1CE938
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age Gold Trinovantian quarter stater of Addedomaros , c. 45 - 25 BC. Catalogue type: 2417-21. Van Arsdell Type (VA): 1623.01. Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2529. BMC 2417. Obverse: Flower of four leaves and rings around a pellet in a ring. Reverse: Horse right with pellets above and behind This object is being processed as an addendum to the hoard 2014 T685, PAS ref: PAS-B85CB1 Dimensions: weight: 1.30g, diameter: 12.28mm. thickness: 1.66mm In terms of age, hoard status and because the item is composed of more than 10% precious metal, it qualifies as treasure under the Trea…
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Bromley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-1C5EBE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold engraved posy finger ring of probable medieval date. The band if flat and the outside is engraved with intermittent floral sprigs and words. The engraved flowers have four or five petals and leaves are sub ovoid in shape. The inscription, written in English black letter, reads 'god* is* al* m*' which could be an abbreviation for 'god is almighty'. The ring is bent out of shape but is otherwise in good condition with little visible damage. There is no maker's mark. Similar rings are known from the V&A collection (7125-1860) and from the PAS database: SUSS-33DF0C (2…
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-757F92
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete gold posy finger ring of post-medieval date (17th - 18th century). The band is D-shaped in cross-section and the inside is inscribed in plain English. The inscription reads: True loves delight doth us unite, followed by a five pointed star. There is no makers mark. Dimensions: weight: 4.59g, diameter: 22.03mm, thickness of band: 1.47mm Discussion: Similar items have been recorded on the database and have been declared treasure. The inscription style in plain English is typical of post 17th century posy rings - cf. BM 1961,1202.123 for similar item. Conclus…
Created on: Tuesday 24th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Navestock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-0EAD95
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A gold, stirrup-shaped, medieval finger ring. The ring rises from the shoulders into a pointed bezel that is triangular in plan. The bezel is set with a dark blue, semi-precious stone (potentially sapphire) of irregular shape. The hoop has a keeled cross-section. The inside of the ring is flat and level throughout. When viewed in plan, the cabochon is pentagonal in shape, and the thickness of the ring tapers town from the top where the stone sits, toward the circular middle and bottom of the ring band. The ring is otherwise plain, with no decoration or maker's mark. The r…
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North West Essex', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-F4372D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold finger ring with incised decoration and inscription on the outer band. The band is flat and plain on the inside. The outside features inscribed words and floral sprigs. The inscription is in French black letter gothic, and possibly reads: 'DUET DE HOPA' / 'DUET DE HOPE' or 'DIEU DE HOPA' / 'DIEU DE HOPE'- translating to either God of hope or Duet of Hope. The ring has been distorted in shape. Dimensions: weight: 1.15g, length (at longest point): 19.99mm, thickness: 0.52mm Discussion: There are many similar examples on the database, eg ESS-F4372D, which is likely a late-Medieva…
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abbess Roding', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-CDE9E6
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age coin hoard comprising two gold staters of similar date and from the same findspot, reported as potential Treasure (2017 T39). The coins are as follows: 1) A gold Iron Age uninscribed stater, Gallo-Belgic import of the Ambiani, c.60-50 BC, 'Gallic War Uniface' type. Obverse: Plain. Reverse: Sinuous horse right, pellet below, pellets above, eye shaped motif behind. As ABC 16. Weight: 6.03g, diameter: 17.8mm, thickness: 2.1mm 2) A gold Iron Age stater of the North Thames Region / Trinovantes, c.60-20 BC, 'Late Whaddon Chase, Big Pellet' type. Obverse: Traces of crossed wreat…
Created on: Monday 16th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Layer Breton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-ADC81F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval silver-gilt iconographic ring. The bezel is engraved with the figure of a female saint, probably St Barbara, holding a tower in her left hand and possibly a palm branch in her right. The hoop and shoulders are wreathed, forming a ridge along each shoulder. The facetted shoulders are engraved with flowers and leaves, which may originally have been enamelled. The gilding survives inside the hoop and in the recessed areas outside the hoop and on the bezel. The ring dates to the 15th century. Dimensions: height 24 mm, width 21 mm, width of bezel 7 mm. In terms of age and as t…
Created on: Friday 9th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 19th May 2017
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Record ID: BH-997235
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age gold uninscribed quarter stater, Gallo-Belgic Ab import of the Bellovaci, c.175-80 BC, Gallo-Belgic Broad Flan left type. Obverse: Wreathed head left. Reverse: Stylised horse left. As ABC p. 29, no.31; Sills nos. 304-315, especially cf.nos. 308-310.
Created on: Monday 14th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 14th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Great Dunmow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-5F9296
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Iron Age stater of the North Thames Region / Trinovantes of Cunobelin, c. AD 8-41, 'Cunobelinus Classic Left' type. Obverse: Corn ear with central stalk, CA to left MV to right. Reverse: Horse left, floral motif above, CVNO below. As ABC p. 137, no. 2804; BMC nos. 1834-1835.
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Stansted', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-D2002A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age Gallic War uniface stater of the ambiani, dating 60-55BC. The obverse is blank whilst the reverse depicts a horse riding right with various motifs above. ABC no. 16. This currency was produced in an emergency response to fight the Romans in Belgic Gaul. Dimensions: diameter: 15.38 mm; weight: 6.17g.
Created on: Friday 24th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 28th June 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LON-579AB1
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Early Medieval (Viking) gold ingot/hack gold, dated to the mid 9th to mid 11th Centuries, AD850-1050. The ingot is roughly sub-rectangular in shape with one end rounded and the other, flat. There is a flattened facet on the upper and lower edges towards the flat end. Along one side edge there are approximately 7 small, irregular, pointed spurs. The surface is mostly smooth but there are areas that are rough (bubbled appearance) and irregular. Dimensions: length: 27.89mm; width: 7.50mm; thickness: 4.77mm; weight: 9.33g. A similar object is recorded on the PAS database: DEN…
Created on: Monday 6th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-C8CBD9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age quarter stater, dating 40BC-AD10. There is decoration on one side only, consisting of a stylised Roman trophy with three ring and dot motifs above, the central being largest. Three further ring and dot motifs or annulets are at the upper edge of the coin. Either side of the trophy are rectangles with saltires within. Early uninscribed Eastern type, derived from Cantian coinage of an early date. ABC no. 2243. Dimensions: diameter: 11.26 mm; weight: 1.25g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 30th June 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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