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    • Material: Gold
    • County: Wiltshire

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Record ID: WILT-4CDFB8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent gold post-medieval posy-ring, probably dating to the period AD 1729-1747. It measures 24.26mm in length and 13.14mm in width. It is 3.64mm thick and weighs 2.92g. The outside of the ring is not decorated and features some minor dents. On the inside of the ring can be found an inscription, which reads: Love and live Happy. The maker's mark reads GS in a rectangular incision. It is probably the maker's mark of the London goldsmith Giles Southam. Cf. British Museum: Posy ring with the Registration number AF.1297. Posy rings are a simple gold band engraved with a brief sentiment …
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-AE19DE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly worn 1st-century BC gold Iron Age British (Durotrigian) 'B', 'Chute' type stater 65-58 BC; ABC 749. Van Arsell no. 1205.
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: DEV-448261
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age pale gold stater (uninscr.), dating to c. 60 - 20 BC. (South Western) Durotriges, BMC 2525-2546, Van Arsdell (1989: 294) no. 1235.01. A small section of the flan, between 3 and 6 o'clock, has been lost to an unworn break.
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 4th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kilmington CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-138292
Object type: RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger-ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'be Constant to the End' with the makers mark of a conjoined T over H. The outside curved edge is undecorated. Discussion: The style of the lettering is consistent with that on rings dating from the mid-17th century to mid-18th century, including one in the collection of the British Museum (reference 1961,1202.414), dated late 17th to early 18th Century. The maker's mark on that ring is very similar to that on the subject ring, unfortunately it is not identifiable in any of the standar…
Created on: Thursday 9th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oaksay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-DD8B11
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold quarter noble of Richard II (AD 1377-99). The obverse has nothing above the shield in there is a pellet in the centre of the reverse. An obverse die of Edward III has been altered to RICARD. North N1319.
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 21st November 2016
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Record ID: WILT-1FF4E1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger ring of uncertain date, possibly medieval or post-medieval. It is D-shaped in section and is undecorated and unmarked. It measures 23.12mm in external diameter, 20.41mm in internal diameter and weighs 1.20g. Similar finger rings are recorded on PAS database as SWYOR-1F3699.
Created on: Thursday 27th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2017
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Record ID: BERK-F273E9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold Iron Age stater of the Southern British East Wiltshire group, struck between c. 50-35 BC. Probably a 'Savernake Forest' type (ABC 2091, Cottam et. al. 2010) based on the obverse and the style of the pellets and torc-like motif on the reverse, however the horse's tail, high and arching, is closer to ABC 2089 ('Savernake Wreath' type).
Created on: Tuesday 25th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-BCABB4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Iron Age stater of the Western Region / Dobunni, dating to c. 60 BC - AD 40. Obverse: Tree symbol (with 5 branches on each side ending with pellet) with a pellet or ring at base and tip. Reverse: A six spoked wheel and horse of uncertain form. The reverse has extensive wear, as well as what appears to be deliberate defacing in the form of multiple short linear strokes or scratches/chisel marks that have removed the horse motif and any legend that may originally have existed. Cf. ABC p.103, no. 2003 passim for the type. Weight: 4.6gms Diameter: 16.8mm
Created on: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Porton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-4C20D3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete post-medieval gold 'fede' finger-ring. The bezel is in the form of two hands, one clasped in the other, holding a heart between them. Each hand protrudes from a cuff, decorated with five dots reflecting a lace-like appearance. The band of the ring meets the cuff with foliate scrolls, rather like the head of a Doric column. The band then tapers in width, and continues that width across the band. The band is D shape in cross section, and holds no decoration on it anterior surface. The posterior has an italic inscription in lower case reading: "Be True in Hart" following three…
Created on: Monday 17th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-669DA9
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval gold zoomorphic seal matrix, dating to the period AD 1750-1900. It is formed of a handle and a base, which is inset with an engraved glass setting. The handle is a snake biting its own tail, with the looped and overlapping body providing the handle and small loop for this seal matrix. The snake is attached to the base by one side of its head and tail. On the head of the snake there are striations, depicting the eyes and nostrils. These correspond to the fine grooved striations on the body of the snake, which cross and intersect with one another. The snake is thickest to…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
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Record ID: WILT-247826
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A fragment of a gold torc. The torc consists of an elongated shape bar that is broken on both ends and circular in cross section. One of the ends has been hammered and flattened. Dimensions: The fragment measures 25.71mm in length, 7.61mm in maximum width 5.72mm thick. The object weighs 6.89g. Metal composition: Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of a gold torc fragment indicated a surface composition of approximately 94-97% gold, 3-5% silver, the rest being copper (see appended report for details). Discussion and Date: It was originally believed that this…
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cherhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-27B38E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger ring probably dating to early 18th century. The ring is slightly squashed but complete. It is circular in plan and D-shape in cross section. The external surface is decorated with a cross-hatching motif. On the bezel is represented a skull almost entirely covered by white enamel. On the decoration as well are still visible traces of black enamelling. The internal surface is flat and is inscribed "Ex dono T.D:". The last two letters are probably the initials of the commemorated person. Together with the inscription is visible the maker's mark "DA" which is very likely to b…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Friday 5th January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-2720B1
Object type: EAR RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and slightly squashed post-medieval gold ear ring of 19th century date or later. The ear ring is composed by a 15.54mm diameter hollow ring and a second D-shaped smaller element which is wrapped around it. This second element is circular in cross section and shows a straight plate on the back part that is not visible when the ear ring is worn. To the top of the plate is attached the hook which has been bent on itself. To the end of the hook is a small rounded knop. The ear ring appears to be light weight and it is likely that both elements are hollow inside. The D-shape pie…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: WILT-E4E017
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold Iron Age stater of Catti of the Dobunni tribe dating to c. AD 1 - 20. Obverse depicts the Tree of Life and the reverse depicts triple tailed horse above a wheel. The inscription 'CATTI' is visible on the reverse. The Dobunni were an Iron Age tribe with a range of rulers. Often rulers had similar coins but changed specific details. The details changed include: shape of the horse's head; the obverse type; the number of pellets surrounding the horse; the inscription above the horse. Likely to be be a gold plated copper alloy copy due to the rose-gold colouring. VA no.1130…
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grimstead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-65A9E9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age early uninscribed quarter stater of the Belgae, Rudd's 'Hampshire Thunderbolt' type (ABC 767), dating to c.65-40 BC. Reference: ABC p.58, no.767, VA 143, BMC 129-36.
Created on: Friday 1st July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2016
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Record ID: BERK-9D2FFB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Iron Age gold quarter stater of the Regini, dating to the period 60-50 BC. This is a 'Selsey Dahlia' type (Cottam et al 2010:48) ABC 500-503, otherwise known as a British QC wheel type but with the addition of a 'ringpole' (not illustrated in ABC).
Created on: Monday 16th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marlborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-9CAE71
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and little worn gold solidus of Valens (AD 364 - 375), dating to c. AD 365 (Reece Period 19). RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE reverse type, mint of Arles. Reference: RIC IX, p. 61, no. 1h; G. Depeyrot, Les monnaies d'or de Constantin II à Zénon (337-491), p. 135, no. 13/2.
Created on: Monday 16th May 2016
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marlborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-869650
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring with a large oval bezel (diameter 6.5mm by 4.5mm), set with a small uncut blue stone, probably a sapphire; the underside of the bezel is chamfered around its whole circumference and has a flat base. The hoop has a circular cross-section which expands from 1.1mm in the middle to 1.5mm at the shoulders where there is a small transverse ridge between the hoop and the bezel. The hoop is now squished and misshapen. This finger ring has many similarities with 2015T146 and 2003W9, the latter of which has been dated to the 13th century
Created on: Thursday 3rd March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oaksey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-7072BE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gold half noble of Henry VI first reigh (AD 1422-1427), annulet issue, minted in London (North 1417)
Created on: Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Malmesbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-DEDC91
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A 7th-century early-medieval pale gold shilling (or thrymsa) probably minted in Kent, Post-Crondall phase (c.650-675), Concordia/'clasped hands' type (Sutherland type II.i; North 16). Ref: Metcalf 1993: 46-7; Gannon 2013: 92-3.
Created on: Friday 12th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Grafton', grid reference and parish protected.


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