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    • Material: Gold
    • County: Staffordshire

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Record ID: HESH-104EB4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Inscribed gold stater of Dobunii / Dobunnic tribe - Western type - EISV type / tribal leader struck c. AD 20 - 43 Van Arsdell 1105 Hobbs: 3039-3042 - specifically 3039 Rudd et al: ABC: 2078
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eccleshall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-EA9145
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold Post Medieval half-laurel of James I (AD 1603-1625). Third coinage (North 2117), initial mark: trefoil, dating to AD 1624. Mint of London. North (1991: 147). The coin had been bent in half possibly due to plough damage. Overall dimensions: 27.16mm in diameter and 4.56g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2018
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Record ID: DENO-B87439
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval Gold signet or seal ring dating to the period circa 1600-1650. The bezel is large, flat and oval. The setting is inscribed with the capital letters G and L set in between three candlesticks. The central candlestick is large than its flanking candlesticks. All the candlesticks are stylistically the same, depicting a flat base. two large collars and five smaller collars and a socket, which candlesticks are situated in. Punched border around the design. The hoop is bent out of shape. The tapering shoulders of the hoop, D-shaped in cross-section, are decorated with floral …
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-C4AEC6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval gold quarter noble of Edward III (AD1312-1377). fourth coinage of the pre-treaty period, dating to AD 1361-1363. The reverse terminates with GLRIA in the legend. This should read: GLORIA.North (1991) No. 1224.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: WMID-2A18B1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold and rock crystal finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD1700). The finger ring has a distorted hoop of 'D-shaped' section, widening from the back to the bezel. Each shoulder is decorated by three longitudinal V shaped grooves, the outer ones bend inwards just above a short horizontal groove. A short longitudinal groove is present just below this line. The box bezel contains a square cut pale green transparent gem. All four sides of the setting have been decorated with tongue shape indents, possibly originally infilled with white enamel. Three indents are pr…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-5F29D0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age Gallo-Belgic E (Gallic War Uniface) series gold stater issued by the Ambiani of northern France, dating c. 60-50 BC. ABC p. 28, no. 16. VA 50-56.
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Teddesley Hay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-D0544E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval gold memento mori ring, dated AD 1673. The finger ring is formed from a flattened band which is broadly 'D' shaped with a convex outer surface and flat inner band. The ring has a skull on the outer band, comprising of two oval shaped incisions forming the eyes and a triangular shaped incision for the nose. The inside of the band is inscribed with J B. ob. 21. Oct .73. This is followed by a maker's mark which is similar to an example discovered in London, Treasure case number: 2009 T92 which is stated as an IP above a pellet in a shield. Although this mark could also be…
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Church Eaton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-0EDE4A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete plated gold stater of the North Eastern Region / Corieltavi, dating to the period AD 15-40, 'Aunt Cost Left' type. Obverse: Wreath crossed by bar with crescent at each end, ring of pellets in each crescent? Reverse: Lunatehorse left, pellet at centre of body, [AVN] above, T CO[ST] (retrograde) below. As BMC p. 180, nos. 3259-3260; cf. ABC no. 1929. The coin has a copper-alloy core with the remains of plated gold surfaces. It has a diameter of 18.0 mm and is 2.8 mm thick. It weighs 2.9 g.
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: WMID-FCE7A5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold stater of the Uninscribed North-Eastern Gold, 'Domino' type, of Iron Age dating (20 BC to 10 AD). The obverse depicts a wreath and crescents, with a line. The reverse depicts a lunate horse, with a box above containing four pellets. It has a diameter of 18.2 mm and is 3.0 mm thick. It weighs 4.6 g.
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
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Record ID: WMID-694A6C
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: The round pendant has a border formed by two strands of pleated wires set alongside each other, giving the impression of a gold filigree plait. Four additional plaits form arches from the border inwards and touch a fifth plait, which is framing a central setting. This is now empty but would originally have held a paste, shell or semi-precious gem. A grooved strip is attached to the top and back of the pendant, forming a suspension loop. The back is plain. Diameter (excluding loop): 37mm; weight: 5.2g. Surface analysis indicated a gold content of approximately 70%. D…
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: WMID-68CAA3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This gold ring is formed of three interlinking hoops, the centre one flat on both sides, the two outer hoops flat on one side only; the hoops interlink at the front forming a decorative bezel. Although examples are known, puzzle rings are not common before 1700; in this case, there is no evidence to date this ring pre 1705. J Rudoe British Museum 26/01/2006
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-68825D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval finger-ring, iconographic in type, with a representation of the Virgin and Child on its octagonal bezel. The shoulders are decorated with sprigs of foliage and the hoop is slightly chamfered and decorated with a triangular area of cross-hatching at its widest points. The ring is gold and dates from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth centuries. 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 Medieval Collections British Museum…
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-5167CF
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger ring of Medieval dating (late 15th or early 16th century). Circumstances of discovery: While searching with a metal-detector. Description: A late medieval gold finger-ring formed of a flat band and an oval bezel with a beaded border. The bezel was originally set with a stone which is now lost. The shoulders of the hoop are decorated with flowers and scrolls. The scrolls may once have been inscribed but the detail has rubbed away and nothing legible remains. J P Robinson British Museum 2003
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hanbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-50D5AE
Object type: NECKLACE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An enamelled gold barrel-shaped link of late 18th to early 19th Century dating. This gold link bears traces of blue, green and white enamel forming a pattern of white dots in the centre flanked by a blue band and a wreath in green. On examination at the British Museum, no evidence was found to date this link pre-1704. It is a characteristic type of the late 18th or early 19th century. Judy Rudoe Curator of Renaissance and Later Collections. Department of Prehistory and Europe British Museum 10th July 2004. As there is no evidence to date the object to pre-1704, and since …
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-D27DCC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold possible brooch, of early-medieval (probable 5th-century) date. Description: The object consists of a circular base-plate of gold sheet with a three-dimensional figure of a crouching, four-legged animal (a feline?) mounted along the diameter and buttressed by a pair of supporting zoomorphic heads on either side that rise and curve inwards from the base. The base has a decorative filigree border formed by two beaded wires with a thicker beaded wire soldered between and on top of them, just inside the edge of the disc. The head of the central animal is bent down to touch the base-…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-44AD14
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: Gold strip bracelet fragment with square-end terminal, bent, distorted, and broken at the other end. One side is plain and undecorated, although faint impressions of the outer side decoration remain. The decorated side has a raised outer border, and a plain raised central line which divides the bracelet into two decorative zones. Each of these contains two rows of cable decoration in tight, neat rows, which was made using an 'S' shaped punch (this is only clear under magnification). At the end which is most damaged, there is heavy wear, inclduing nicks and striations whic…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield (South Staffordshire)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-43EE37
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: Gold necklace pendant inlaid with a garnet. The pendant is composed of a thin squared back-plate with rounded corners whose contours are closely followed by a frame of heavy beaded wire. This surrounds a square collet made from a strip of gold whose ends overlap beneath/below the suspension loop. The cell holds a square-cut plate garnet whose surface is slightly damaged. The garnet appears to be set over decayed silver foil. The ribbed suspension loop is poorly cut to a point to the back where it is soldered to the back plate. The front of the loop is displaced from its o…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hammerwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-439C61
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gold finger ring of iconographic type. The curved rectangular bezel is engraved with a representation of the Trinity - the seated figure of Hod the father, supporting Christ on the cross, and with a dove in the top left corner, representing the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The figure of God has a halo. The shoulders of teh ring are engraved with suns rays. The hoop is beaded, and is now distorted. Tiny traces of white enamel survive in the desgin. The ring probably dates to the 15th Century. Diameter at the widest point: 23 mm.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-C2969E
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold cylindrical artefact with filigree decoration. The artefact is hollow (now filled with soil) and comprises a rectangular gold sheet rolled into a circular shape. Two 'bars' of twisted gold wire run across one open edge of the artefact, forming three 'slots' between them. Each bar is made from four fine gold wires, twisted in an SZSZ format. The outer face has been decorated extensively with gold beaded wire, forming three horizontal bands of decoration. The upper band comprises nine rows of twisted gold wire, in an SSSZSSZSS format. The central band comprises a r…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-FE3C28
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete strip of decorated gold, of probable Bronze Age dating (c. 2150 BC to c. 1150 BC). The strip of gold is sub rectangular in plan, and is folded horizontally (width ways) in half twice, forming a squashed 'S' shape. The strip has been decorated with a series of embossed ridges along its length. The strip has been severed at one end, with a ragged edge. The other edge can not be easily seen as it is hidden between the folds. It measures 25.3 mm in length, 16.1 mm wide and 9.1 mm thick. The strip is 0.8 mm thick. It weighs 5.2. g. Similar strips of gold with ribbed decorat…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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