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Record ID: ESS-2C7051
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Roman aureus of Claudius (AD 41 - 54), dating to the period AD 41-42 (Reece period 2). Obverse: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P, laureate head right. Reverse: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, Constantia seated left on curule chair, feet on stool, right hand raised. Mint of Rome. As RIC I (2nd ed.), p.121, no. 2.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: ESS-978762
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold quarter stater of Cunobelinus (c. AD 10-40) of the Catuvellauni and Trinovantes (Eastern Region), (Rudd 'Biga' type). BMC (Hobbs) 1836-36A and ABC (Rudd) 2807 Obverse is CAMVL in tablet on vertical wreath, heart shapes in angles. Reverse is biga left, branch above and wheel below. CVNO below Dimensions: weight: 1.31g, diameter: 12.8mm, thickness: 17.0mm
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Orsett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-CCD046
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold stater of Cunobelinus (c. 8 - 41 AD). ABC 2777, VA 1931, BMC 1784 - 803. Obverse is CA in left field, MV in right. Corn ear with stalk between. Reverse is horse right with CVNO below
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-CBEAB5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold stater of Dubnovellaunos, c. 5 BC - 10 AD. ABC 2392, VA 1650, BMC 2425-40. Obverse is wreath with outline crescents back to back at centre. Pellet in ring above and below, pellet in ring at one end of wreath. Reverse is horse left, pellet in ring above, branch below. DUBNOVILLAVN above
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-CB8944
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold uninscribed quarter stater, 'Maldon Wheels' type, c. 60 - 50BC. ABC 2234, CCI 98.2138 Obverse is wreath design, crescents and wheel attached to spike Reverse is beaded mane horse right with sun above, pellet in ring below and wheel in front
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-CB0EC7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold quarter stater of Addedomaros (c. 45-25 BC). ABC 2529, VA 1623, BMC 2417-21. Obverse is flower of four leaves around a ring with pellet in. Reverse is annulate horse right, pellet in ring below.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-CAEF75
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold quarter stater of Iron Age date (c. 60 - 20 BC). North Thames region uninscribed type 'Essex Wheels' gold quarter stater. ABC 2231, VA 260. Reverse is stylsed horse right, wheel below. ​Dimensions: weight: 1.4g, diameter: 15mm, thickness: 1mm
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-ED03CB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold post-medieval 'mourning ring' with incised decoration on the outer band and enamel inlays. Inscription on inner band. The finger ring is D-shaped in cross section and features an incised decorative motif on the outer band comprising a skull set between floral flourishes. Some black enamel, particularly around the leaves of the flowers remains on the band surface. Some of the enamel has since been lost. The inner band is flat and shows an inscription in lowercase English: In mem of J S ob 13 Apr 90. There is also a makers mark of 'IS' after the inscription. Dimensions: we…
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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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-4BDA57
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold quarter stater of Iron Age date and Gallic origin. Dating to c. 80-60 BC. It is of Gallo-Belgic D type. Obverse depicts a boat with two occupants. Reverse is a stylised tree-like object. ABC 40, VA 69-1 Dimensions: weight: 1.4g, diameter: 11.0mm, thickness: 1.3mm Discussion: This coin was found on the site of a previously recorded Iron Age coin hoard (Great Bromley Hoard IARCH-67C78D). As such it is considered an addenda to that hoard.
Created on: Thursday 29th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Bromley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-7CA61A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold iconographic finger ring of Medieval date, c. 1450 - 1530. The hoop is circular and a shallow 'D' shape in section. The bezel is flat and sub-rectangular in shape. The shoulders are faceted, with two ridges that emanate from the bezel sides and twist down and away toward the edge of the band. In between these ridges the facets are decorated with incised floral motifs composed of sub-rectangular 'leaf-like' engravings, five-petal flowers and tulip like flowers. The remaining outer band is decorated with diagonal stripes of alternating ridges and dotted lines. The engraving on t…
Created on: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2018
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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,…
Created on: Monday 8th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 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-8F991E
Object type: RELIQUARY
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold cross-shaped reliquary pendant with back plate intact and secured in place. There is an attachment loop and circular ring remaining at the top of the pendant. Also attached are the remains of one of three pins hanging from the bottom edge of the cross, as well as three of four diagonally emergent pins, in each angle of the cross. The cross itself takes the form of a cross pattee, with the ends of each arm of the cross flaring out slightly and ending in a small circular scroll moulding. The edges of the arms are concave and curve inward toward the centre of the cross. T…
Created on: Monday 27th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Farnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-A74FF3
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: UNKNOWN
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two pieces of a gold strip. One piece is straight, the other is bent. The band is flat and uniform in width. The edges appear to be slightly flattened and 'hammered' in. Both pieces have been distorted in shape and form. Fragment Dimensions 1 Weight: 7.45g Length: 54.74mm Width: 8.27 Thickness: 1.39 2 Weight: 9.47g Length (when straightened): 74.25mm Length (when bent): 32.46mm Width: 7.97mm Thicknes: 1.21mm
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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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 sugg…
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 exam…
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,…
Created on: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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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