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    • Institution: LON

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Record ID: LON-5321B2
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age gold stater, Selsey Two-Faced type of the Regini and Atrebates dating to 60-50 BC. This is an ABC 485, BMC 445, 447, 499-54. Rudd (2010:47) writes "Many more Selsey type gold staters [ABC 485-497] are found around Chichester than Silchester, indicating that this large and widely circulated series of triple-tailed staters was first struck by the Regini, not the Atrebates, and that they spread south to north, not the other way round." Obverse: Wreath design with two hidden faces. Reverse: Triple-tailed horse right, wheel below, charioteer's arms above. Dimensions: diameter…
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2018
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Record ID: LON-497D6C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval gold finger ring with 'posy' inscription probably dating mid-17th century. This finger ring has a D-shaped cross-section and there is some damage to the ring which is bent and slightly twisted. There is no decoration on the external surface but there is an inscription on the internal surface. The inscription is in lower case cursive and reads "'When this you see remember me'". Dimensions Thickness: 1.62mm; width: 3.42mm; diameter: 22.01mm; weight: 4.58g. Discussion: In general lower case (italics) became more popular for inscriptions on posy rings by the mid 17th cen…
Created on: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Mary Bourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-363185
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age gold stater, Westerham South type of the Regini or Atrebates dating to 60-50 BC. This is an ABC 482, BMC 24-32. Rudd (2010:47) writes "More Westerham South gold staters [ABC 482] are found around West Sussex and the Solent than North Hampshire, indicating that they were probably produced by the Regini, not the Atrebates." Obverse: Wreath design with crescents and cloak. Reverse: A disjointed horse left, stick legs and many pellets above. Dimensions: diameter: 18.60mm; weight: 6.27g. References: Rudd, C. 2010, Ancient British Coins, Norwich
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Record ID: LON-5283E3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age Catuvellauni and Trinovantes (Eastern Region) gold quarter stater, Cunobelinus Plastic type dating from AD 8-41. Obverse: Corn ear without central stalk, CA to left and M[V] to right. Reverse: Horse rearing right, dashes for mane, pellet above and CVN below. ABC 2816, VA 2015, BMC 1846-48.
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 30th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broomfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-0D7F15
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Modern sub-rectangular gold shoe or knee buckle frame dating from AD1700-1750. The buckle would have had a spindle and pronged chape which are now missing. One side of the buckle is split where the spindle would have been inserted, this damage, possible leading to the loss of the buckle. The buckle has a foliate or scroll design. There are no maker or hallmarks on the buckle possibly indicating that this buckle was made prior to May 1739. Dimensions: length: 34.32mm; width: 31.43mm; thickness: 1.98mm; weight: 10.02g A buckle with a similar design dating to th…
Created on: Friday 14th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: LON-EFB6D4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval gold finger ring with 'posy' inscription probably dating mid-17th century. This finger ring has a D-shaped cross-section and there is some damage to one of the edges which suggests the finger ring is of a hollow construction. There is no decoration on the external surface but there is an inscription and a maker's mark on the internal surface. The inscription is in lower case cursive and reads "I choose thee not to change". The maker's mark comprises the ligated initials "HD" within a rectangular cartouche. There is also a vertical seam on the internal surface just afte…
Created on: Thursday 25th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: LON-32F5F9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold Serjeants-at-Law post medieval finger ring bearing the inscription 'VIVANT REX ET LEX' Long live the King and the law, dating to the 16th century. The rings external Latin inscription is engraved in Roman capitals. A cross potent is followed by VIVANT, the motto is interspersed with cinquefoils between VIVANT and REX and again between ET and LEX. Either side of the motto are engraved bands, the outer one consisting of small zigzags. The ring has been deliberately cut in two and then two pieces have been folded and interlocked so that only part of the motto is discernible. Vivant R…
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
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Record ID: LON-579AB1
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Early Medieval (Viking) gold ingot/hack gold, dated to the mid 9th to mid 11th Centuries, AD850-1050. The ingot is roughly sub-rectangular in shape with one end rounded and the other, flat. There is a flattened facet on the upper and lower edges towards the flat end. Along one side edge there are approximately 7 small, irregular, pointed spurs. The surface is mostly smooth but there are areas that are rough (bubbled appearance) and irregular. Dimensions: length: 27.89mm; width: 7.50mm; thickness: 4.77mm; weight: 9.33g. A similar object is recorded on the PAS database…
Created on: Monday 6th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
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Record ID: LON-3BE2C0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval gold Couronne d'or au soleil of Charles V AD.1519-1556, Holy Roman Emperor, Lis mint mark, dated AD.1541. Obverse, Crowned Shield of Charles V, with Sun initial mark. Legend: CARO:D:G:RO:IMP:HISP:REX.DVX.BVRG:Z.BRA'. Reverse, cross with lis terminals and alternate castle of castille and imperial eagle in angles and a central quatrefoil. lis mint mark. Legend DA MIHI:VIRIVIE:COTRA:HOSIES:TVOS:1541 Weight: 3.3g Diameter: 25.65mm
Created on: Thursday 24th March 2016
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
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Record ID: LON-FE313A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval gold posy finger ring dating 16th - 17th century. This finger ring is a plain, thin band with a D-shaped cross section. There is an inscription on the inner surface that reads BE x NOT x IDEIL, the I and the L are joined together by the upper and lower cross bars on the I, it is possible it is BE x NOT x IDELL. The inscription has been engraved in upper case suggesting a date of 16th - 17th century. Dimensions: width: 2.18mm; thickness: 0.77mm; diameter: 16.61mm; weight: 0.91g. Discussion: SUSS-8709C2 is a finger ring with the inscription 'Be not idle', mostly…
Created on: Monday 21st March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-0D052B
Object type: LACE TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Post Medieval gold aglet dating to the first half of the 16th century. This aglet is constructed from a gold cylinder; there is a visible seam the two ends meet. This seam is visible due to the damage to the aglet that has caused the seam to open up slightly. The aglet is ornate with bands of filigree decoration and a filigree cage at the closed end. The band of decoration at the open end comprises two bands of twisted rope filigree with pellets regularly spaced between them. There are two holes for attachment on opposing sides of the cylinder. There is a small hole…
Created on: Thursday 21st January 2016
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: LON-CCECD2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval gold memento mori finger ring dated AD1701. The finger ring has a D-shaped cross-section and it is decorated with an engraved skull in part profile to the left. There are no surviving traces of the black enamel that would have decorated the skull. The inscription on the internal surface reads: "TW obt 31 O'cto' 1701 aeta 80" [aeta is an abbreviation of Latin 'aetat' = aged]. There is also a maker's mark on the inner surface - a globular stamp reading "FN", "FH", "IN" or "IH", the style of the lettering makes them hard to read. Dimensions: Width: 3.84mm; thick…
Created on: Monday 18th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th March 2016
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Record ID: LON-028741
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A Bronze Age gold decorative band dating 2200-800BC. This is a circular band of gold with parallel sides and stamped and incised decoration. There is no visible seam. The decoration comprises an irregular line of dots running along the midline of this band; the dots have been stamped through from the reverse. There is an incised line running both above and below the line of dots forming borders. The shape of the band is distorted and irregular. Dimensions: height: 4.4mm; thickness: 0.3mm; diameter: 25mm; weight: 1.41g. Metal composition: Analysis by Dr Harriet White…
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: LON-5E0F81
Object type: LACE TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post Medieval gold aglet dating to the first half of the 16th century. This aglet is constructed from a gold cylinder; there is no visible seam where the two ends meet. The majority of the body of the aglet has no decoration except a band of decoration at the open end and a filigree cage at the opposite end. The band of decoration at the open end comprises two bands of twisted rope filigree with pellets regularly spaced between them. There are two holes for attachment on opposing sides of the cylinder. There is a small hole next to one of the attachment perforations but this appears …
Created on: Wednesday 25th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thames Foreshore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-DD00A6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post medieval gold finger ring (posy ring) dating 16th - 17th century. This finger ring has a D-shaped cross-section. The external surface is decorated with three rows of rectangular cells that would have originally held enamel. Tiny traces of enamel survives in the corners of some of the cells. There is an inscription on the internal surface that reads, "+ I + AM + YOVRS". This finger ring has a smaller diameter (15.17mm) in comparison with other examples. There is a little distortion to the overall shape. Dimensions:height: 3.09mm; thickness: 0.91mm; diameter: 15.17mm; weight: 0.8…
Created on: Thursday 19th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: LON-A11C64
Object type: LACE TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval gold aglet dating to the 16th century. This aglet is an openwork design where there are two rows of lozenges with a solid band between, at the end there is another solid band with the same decoration and a solid cap terminal. It is possible there was a solid band above the final row of lozenges that is now missing. The lozenges are made from a lozenge-shaped piece of sheet gold with filigree work (twisted gold wire) around the edge forming a cell. It is possible there was another material inlaid in the middle, however there is no evidence remaining. The two…
Created on: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 31st December 2017
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Record ID: LON-39FE4E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold Iron Age quarter stater coin of Cunobelin. Obverse depicts an ear of wheat with CA to left and M[V] to right. Reverse is Horse rearing with leaf above and CVN below. Possibly of the 'linear' type Hobbs, R. p.127, no.1837-1842, but might possibly be of the 'wild' series - p.127, no.1843-1844, or 'plastic' series p.127, no.1846-1848. See Hobbs, R. British Iron Age Coins In The British Museum 1996 pl.59, p.127, nos.1837-1848. See also CAM-EAECC7. Diameter: 11.77mm Weight: 1.33g Reference: Hobbs, R. 1996. British Iron Age Coins in the British Museum. British Museum Press: …
Created on: Tuesday 6th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 15th October 2015
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Record ID: LON-D191D2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval gold finger ring "posy ring" dating AD1682-1709. This finger ring has a D-shaped cross-section and it has a smooth band made in one piece with no external decoration. The inscription reads: "Not won by wealth nor forcd by friends/ But faithfull love which never ends". The lettering is in italics with capitalised letters at the start of each line. There is a maker's mark stamped on the internal surface just before the start of the inscription, the maker's mark comprises the initials SF within an ornate punch. There is some scroll work decoration at the end of the inscr…
Created on: Monday 19th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th December 2015
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Record ID: LON-3AD9ED
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold disc of uncertain date. This object is a thin disc of gold, irregularly shaped, with six diagonal cuts around the edge. There is no decoration. Dimensions: thickness: 0.13mm; diameter: 11.37mm; weight: 0.10g. Hazel Forsyth has confirmed that this cannot be accurately dated as more than 300years old, therefore it does not fall under the Treasure Act 1996.
Created on: Monday 12th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th November 2015
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Record ID: LON-8B523A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval gold annular brooch dating to the 13th or 14th century. This brooch is circular in shape with two clasped hands projecting from the frame. There is a double band of chevron ridges at the junction between the projecting hands and the frame. The hands have an oval gap between them and there is a white coating, possibly an adhesive, between them. There is a constriction to accommodate the pin 90 degrees apart from the clasped hands; if the hands project at 6 o'clock, the constriction is at 3 o'clock. The gold pin is present and is decorated with a double band of ridges at the …
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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