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    • Material: Gold
    • County: Kent

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Record ID: KENT-5C95B8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron age gold Armorican half stater, probably struck in the Normandy region of north-western France, dating to the c.late-3rd to early 2nd century BC. Obverse: Laureate bust right with crescentic ear, crosses or sword pommels before and below bust. Reverse: Charioteer riding horse right, holding large sword, a second large sword beneath the horse, an uncertain geometric motif in exergue. This is a half stater of a type termed 'Normandy double sword type' by de Jersey ('Coinage in Iron Age Armorica', 1994: pp. 44-5), for which he recognised two provenanced examples in the Normandy r…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-122CB8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A milled gold 1/2 escudo (800 Reis) of João V of Portugal (r.1706-1750), dated 1733, mintmark 'M'. Minted in the colonial Brazillian mints of Rio, Bahia or Minas Gerais. Measurements: 17.01mm in diameter, 0.79mm thick 1.78g in weight
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st September 2017
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Record ID: BM-D2E88D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Early-Medieval pseudo-Imperial tremissis of Justinian I (AD 527-565), dating to the period c.AD 527-565. Obverse: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC, Diademed and cuirassed bust in paludamentum right. Reverse: VICTORIA ACVSTORVI, Victory walking right looking left holding wreath and globe cruciger. Mintmark: - *//COM(OB) Diameter: 14mm. Weight: 1.48g. For the official prototype of Justinian from Constantinople cf. MIBE p.115, no. 19. This is probably a Merovingian pseudo-Imperial issue, cf. MEC I, pp. 464-465, pl. 18, nos. 356-357; Belfort cf. no. 5285.
Created on: Monday 4th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-6D2B67
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age Gold quarter stater, Gallo-Belgic Ab2 import probably attributed to the Bellovaci, dating to the period c.175-80 BC, Gallo-Belgic Broad Flan Left Type. Obverse: Left facing bust with 'flamboyant' hair and a wreath. Reverse: Left facing horse with stylised charioteer above and a flower below. As ABC, p. 29, no. 31; Sills, 2003: pp. 146-147, especially cf. nos. 308-309, Class 3b. Dimensions: Diameter 15.83mm, thickness 1.01mm and weight 1.82g.
Created on: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-A919BC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast medieval gold and gemstone, 'stirrup' finger ring dating from the mid 12th to 14th century. Description: The ring has a simple undecorated band D-shaped cross-section which rises from the shoulders into a pointed triangular (in plan) bezel. The bezel is set with a dark strongly coloured and semi-transparent green irregularly shaped cabochon, certainly either an emerald or green beryl. The inside of the ring is flat and level throughout. The ring is in good condition, apart from several small scratches and nicks along the band. Striations on the bezel, visible in strong light l…
Created on: Wednesday 21st June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Sittingbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-801ECF
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A sheet gold zoomorphic artefact of unidentified function likely dating to the 9th-10th century AD. Description:It is sub-rectangular in form and consists of a slightly domed sheet of gold with a flat back-plate. The artefact is slightly crushed and distorted with a large lateral crack slightly off of the central line. The back-plate has come away from the upper sheet at one end, and there is a gap between the two elements at the other end. The object appears to be largely hollow, although some material - perhaps soil - is visible inside. Two lateral perforations, one on each side, ha…
Created on: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 25th August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-52ABB3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age gold Gallo-Belgic Ab stater, probably attributed to the Bellovaci, dating to the period c.175-100 BC, 'Broad Flan Left Type'. Obverse: Flamboyant wreathed bust left, with big hair. Reverse: Horse left, charioteer above. As ABC, p. 28, no. 4; VA 12; Sills, 2003: pp. 140-159, nos. 286-303, especially cf. p. 146, Class 7, nos. 301-303. Measurements: 20.66mm in diameter, 1.81mm thick and 7.08g in weight.
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-70EA04
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Gallo-Belgic quarter stater, dating to the c.2nd century BC, 'Crossed Lines with Rider' type. Obverse: Criss-crossed chisel marks. Reverse: A stylised horse left, lyre below, rider above. As ABC p. 29, no. 37.
Created on: Saturday 13th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th May 2017
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Record ID: KENT-E5C9B7
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold early-medieval coin pendant utilising an imitation of a gold Byzantine solidus of Justinian I (527-565), 'VICTORI-A AVCCC H' with officina letter reverse type, angel standing facing, holding jewelled cross and cross on globe; star in right field; *//CONOB. Likely Visigothic copy of Dumbarton Oaks vol. I, p. 67, no. 3g (AD 527-538). Description: The pendant is roughly circular and has a suspension loop with four longitudinal ribs soldered to the upper edge roughly 12 o'clock of the coin's obverse, directly above the emperor's head. The pendant remains in good condition although …
Created on: Wednesday 12th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Ashford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-EC571A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast faceted gold finger-ring dating to the 15th century. Description: The loop is now distorted and sub-circular in plan. The interior of the band is plain while the exterior is divided into twelve rectangular sections or facets, each separated by a transverse groove. These facets are engraved with an alternating series of sunbursts (or floral) and more defined folliate decorations, made slightly indistinct through wear. The band is rectangular in form and the gold appears to be of good quality. Dimensions: Diameter: 19.2mm Width: 2.6mm Thickness: 1mm Weight: 2.0g Discussion: Mul…
Created on: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-A071A8
Object type: TORC
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of probable Iron age torc. Description: A short length of thick gold alloy wire, which gently curves towards one end. It has been cut at both ends using a chisel or similar implement. The surface shows evidence of hammering and a few light scratches. Measurements: length: 16.4mm diameter: 3.2mm weight: 2.15g Discussion: The wire is facetted in places, suggesting it was hammered out from a square-section piece to achieve a rounder cross-section. This is characteristic of Iron Age wire production (Joy et al. 2014: 149-50). Similar fragments, dating from around 150-50 BCE, h…
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lyminge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-7F6EAE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold finger ring dating the 13th century AD. Description: The band is very thin and a very shallow D-shape in section. The outer surface is incised with a motif of diagonal lines and circles on the shoulder area of the ring, covering approximately a third of the length of the outer band's surface. The rest of the band is undecorated. The bezel is small and square with evidence of soldering obscuring detail suggesting a now missing separate bezel or possible a collet of some form. Despite missing its bezel the ring is only slightly distorted and mostly remains in a slight…
Created on: Monday 19th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lydden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-EA5CD7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Roman solidus of Theodosius I (AD 379-395), dating to the period AD 394-395 (Reece period 21). VICTORIA AVGGG reverse type depicting Emperor standing right holding standard and Victory on a globe, trampling on captive. Mint of Milan. As RIC IX p.84, no. 35a.
Created on: Monday 12th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 4th January 2017
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Record ID: KENT-C6D398
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval (late 6th to 7th century) gold Merovingian tremissis (c.580-670) minted at Quentovic (France) by Dagulfus (Prou 1122; Lafaurie 1996 Dagulfus type 2). Refs: Prou 1892: 246; Lafaurie 1996: 196-7.' Obv.: Left-facing diademed bust; inscription starts at 3 o'clock and is retrograde. Leg.: 'VVIC IN PO[N]TI[O]'. Rev.: Inscription around a central motif described by Prou as 'some kind of tree', Lafaurie as 'feuille de vesce' (vetch, a kind of plant group). Leg.: from 8 o'clock, 'DAFVLFVS MNT'. Measurements: 10.95mm diameter, 1.35mm thick and 1.40g in weight.
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-5C6512
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A dispersed hoard of ten Iron Age Gallo-Belgic gold staters of the Ambiani. All are of 'Gallic War Uniface' type, c.60-50 BC. As ABC p. 28, no. 16; VA 50-56. See attached image, where the coins are arranged top right to bottom left. Obverse: Plain. Reverse: Sinuous horse right. 1) 17mm in diameter, 6.04g in weight. 2) 17mm in diameter, 6.05g in weight. 3) 15mm in diameter, 6.16g in weight. 4) 19mm in diameter, 5.98g in weight. 5) 17mm in diameter, 6.03g in weight. 6) 16mm in diameter, 6.07g in weight. 7) 17mm in diameter, 5.98g in weight. 8) 18mm in diameter, 5.96g in weight. 9) 16mm…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chiddingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-9D0A52
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold late Iron Age (c.60-50 BC) 'Gallo-Belgic E' uniface stater of 'Gallic War Uniface' type, (as ABC 16 / VA 50-56). Obverse: Plain. Reverse: Sinuous horse right, pellet below, pellets above, eye shaped motif behind. Measurements: 20mm in diameter and5.9g in weight. Discussion: From BERK-A92065 "Known as the 'Gallic War uniface' stater these coins were struck by the Ambiani in northern France almost certainly during the Gallic War [period] (c. 60-50 BC ) and imported into Britain during the late first century BC. These gold coins are frequently found in southern Britain where th…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stalisfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-9F4EA9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gold finger-ring dating to the 13th-14th centuries. Description: The oval bezel is conical in profile, and is formed of two sections: the base is in the 'pie-dish' style with crimped edge, and the collect or upper section is concave in profile. The bezel is empty and missing its orignal setting.The hoop is slender and widens at the shoulders. Dimensions: diameter of finger-ring 22 mm, maximum height 25 mm; length of bezel 7 mm, width of bezel 6 mm.
Created on: Friday 21st October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th April 2017
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Record ID: KENT-BF3601
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold late Iron Age (c.60-50 BC) 'Gallo-Belgic E' uniface stater of 'Gallic War Uniface' type, (as ABC 16 / VA 50-56). Obverse: Plain. Reverse: Sinuous horse right, pellet below, pellets above, eye shaped motif behind. Measurements: 17.5mm in diameter and 6.15g in weight Discussion: From BERK-A92065 "Known as the 'Gallic War uniface' stater these coins were struck by the Ambiani in northern France almost certainly during the Gallic War [period] (c. 60-50 BC ) and imported into Britain during the late first century BC. These gold coins are frequently found in southern Britain where …
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 17th July 2017
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Record ID: KENT-1D3AFB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A mistruck Iron Age Gallic War uniface gold stater, dating 60-55BC. The obverse is blank, the reverse depicts a horse riding right with various motifs above. ABC no. 16.
Created on: Monday 15th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stowting', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-C586E1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval gold ryal (rose noble) of Edward IV first reign (1465-1470) probably minted at Covetry, initial mark sun, c. AD 1465-1470. North 1551.
Created on: Thursday 11th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
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