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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: ESS-046731
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Gold or gold plated copper alloy, Penannular Ring dating from the Late Bronze Age (c.1150-750 BC). Circular in shape and cross-section with a narrow gap between the terminals which are flat ended. Surface comprising of a bright gold colour with bands of lighter (silver-rich) gold. The ring is likely to have a copper-alloy core as its weight does not suggest it is solid gold. There are also small scratches on the surface of the ring and some cracks on both the flat terminal ends which look to cover a darker metal this could be copper-alloy. Dimensions: Weight: 1.56g, D…
Created on: Monday 8th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Dunmow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-8D8C2C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold milled half guinea, second bust, of Charles II (1660-85) minted either 1675 or 1676. Spink 3348. Obverse: Second laureate bust right. Reverse: crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles of die axis. Dimensions: weight: 3.98, diameter: 20.07mm, thickness: 0.9mm
Created on: Thursday 20th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Felmingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-A6B9A1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete gold posy ring with inscription on the inner band. The band is 'D' shaped in cross section. The outer surface features engraved decoration in the form of a recurring pattern of semi-circular rings with dots in the centre on either edge, forming a mirror-image which runs the length of the outer ring band. In places the design is clearer and also features linear engravings between each set of semi-circles and oval dots in the centre of each set. There is no makers mark. The inside band is engraved with an inscription. Before the inscription and after every word, there is a sma…
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 6th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Navestock', 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: ESS-819556
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold finger ring with chased inscription on inner band. The band is D shaped in section. The inscription is in English and reads * LOVE . TO . BE . LOVED ED. The script is stylistically similar to inscriptions known from the 16th century. In general Roman capitals began to be used for inscriptions on posy rings from the mid-16th century, italics becoming more popular by the mid-17th century (Oman, C. (1974). British rings 800-1914 p. 40 - 41). There is no maker's mark. Dimensions: Weight: 3.46g, outer diameter: 19.7mm, band width: 5.1mm, band thickness: 0.8mm Similar examples of p…
Created on: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-817AAD
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two Iron Age gold coins; both Gallo-Belgic quarter staters struck in continental Europe (NE France) in the early to mid 2nd century BC. The coins can be summarised as: 1. Uninscribed Gallo-Belgic Aa2 quarter stater, Sills class 1b (ABC 28, VA 15.01) Obverse: Head right. Reverse: Stylised horse and charioteer right. Diameter: 13.5mm; weight: 1.79g. 2. Uninscribed Gallo-Belgic Aa2 quarter stater, Sills class 2b (ABC 28, VA 15.01) Obverse: Head right. Reverse: Stylised horse and charioteer right. Diameter: 13.6mm; weight: 1.74g. ABC = Cottam et al, Ancient British Coinage, Aylsham (20…
Created on: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 6th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birch', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-854445
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A thin gold finger ring of probable Roman date c. 4th - 5th century AD. The band is 'D' shaped in section. The outer band is decorated with transverse hammered depressions that reach only to the centre of the ring band, and not across the entire surface. They are arranged in an alternating pattern, giving the impression of a 'zig-zag' design when viewed in plan. The ring is bent out of shape. Dimensions: weight: 1.37g, length (at longest point)/diameter: 21.12mm, width of band: 1.0 mm, band thickness: 1.42mm There are no exact parallels on the database, though a ring of similar desi…
Created on: Monday 6th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 9th May 2017
No spatial data available.


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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-F5FC15
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold finger ring with a hexagonal faceted bezel and an irregular and possibly repurposed sapphire cabochon setting. The band is D-shaped in section and the outer surface is incised with a decorative linear and circular motif. On approximately one half of the length of the outer band surface, the decoration takes the form of crossed lines forming diamomd shapes and containing small circular markings or pellets, with a line of these circular marks located below the collar of the ring on one side of the bezel cup. The other half of the outer ring band decoration transforms into…
Created on: Monday 30th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
No spatial data available.


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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: ESS-5ECCA2
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold penannular 'lock ring' of Bronze Age date (c. 1150 - 800 BC). The ring is triangular in section with flat terminals. The outer two faces of the object are decorated with a series of ribs, whilst the internal face is undecorated. Dimensions: outer diameter: 14.49 mm; inner diameter: 6.35 mm; thickness: 4.45 mm; weight: 4.12g. Gold plated copper alloy rings of a similar shape and style have been processed as Treasure (cf. 2009 T513). As this example is not damaged, exposing an inner core, it is difficult to say whether it is pure gold or gold plated. However, based on the weight…
Created on: Monday 25th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whissendine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-5EC918
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold annular brooch. The object is circular in shape, triangular in section and terminates in two clasped hands. There are two quatrefoils or flower motifs, cast in relief onto the outer surface which is formed of two facets from the triangular section of the object. One motif is opposite the clasped hands, whilst the other is opposite a constriction in the frame, onto which the pin is attached. The pin is cast gold and has a circular loop, followed by a collar separating it from the rest of the pin, which tapers to a point. This design separates the brooch into quarters. Each quarte…
Created on: Monday 25th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
No spatial data available.


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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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