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Record ID: NARC-E79027
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold Quarter Noble of Edward III (AD 1327-1377). Treaty period, Transitional series, 5th coinage. Small cross potent reverse with central pellet and pellets outside of tressure. London mint. AD 1361-1363. Diameter: 19.64mm, Thickness: 0.59mm, Weight: 1.7g. North Vol II, P 54, No 1224.
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: NARC-48DB13
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold Finger Ring of Post-Medieval date (AD 1550-1700). The object is composed of a D shaped sectioned gold band. The outer face of the ring is plain and undecorated. The inner face bears an incised italic inscription which reads: . wish . you . well + +. Dimensions: Diameter: 15.78mm, Width: 2.70mm, Thickness: 0.85mm, Weight: 1.1g. Discussion: Posie or Posey rings were a popular form of finger-ring from the 16th to 18th centuries, more often in gold than silver. Lettering and inscriptions can be used to try and narrow the dating of a ring. Those with block capitals being …
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-512833
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete gold Ecu d'or au soleil of Francois I (AD 1515-1547). Initial mark sun. Lis cross reverse with lis in two angles and F in two angles. Probably mint of Bayonne. Diameter: 1.02mm, Thickness: 0.2mm, Weight: 3.2g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-A91E07
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete golf Quarter Noble of Edward III (AD 1327-1377). Fourth coinage, Pre-Treaty period. Series E. Standard type C. Long cross reverse within tressure of arches and pellet in centre of cross. Cross 3 Initial Mark. Muled with series G obverse. AD 1354-1361. North, Vol II, P 51 No 1162 with obverse P 52, No 1189 Length: 19.70mm, Width: 13.70mm, Thickness: 0.7mm, Weight: 1.1g.
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: NARC-87D452
Object type: SPACER BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold biconical bead of probable early medieval date. The bead comprises a single length of plain wire coiled into about 10 turns to form the body of the bead. The wire has a raised central rib creating a distinct stepped profile to the bead on the outside and is flattened on the inside. The lower end, which would have formed the centre of the bead, terminates in a rough break. The wire at the complete upper end is neatly tapered and smoothed down. The gold is noticeably pale in colour. Length: 9.02mm. Maximum Diameter: 8.12mm, Minimum Diameter: 4.69mm. Internal Diameter …
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th January 2019
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Record ID: NARC-C177ED
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold Finger Ring of Post-Medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is a 'posy ring' with incised inscription on interior face. The finger-ring is D shaped in section band, being circular in plan, with only minor distortion due to deposition. The exterior surface of the ring is undecorated with only minor abrasions caused by post-depositional processes. The internal surface of the band has an incised inscription in a Lombardic script. The script reads: 'LIVE=TO=DY=WEL'. In front of the inscription is a single irregular shaped stamped cartouche, which contains a maker's mark/ha…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-352289
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold Iron Age quarter stater of the North Thames region / Catuvellauni, dating to the period c.60-20 BC, 'Rose Wings' type. Obverse: Crossed wreaths, flower-like motif at centre. Reverse: Horse right, pellet with three petals around below, double wing motif above. As ABC, p. 125, no. 2469; VA 244. The coin is missing a section between 7-10 O'clock Diameter: 12.37mm, Thickness: 1.46mm, Weight: 1.0g.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th November 2018
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Record ID: NARC-8F4F3D
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold Touch Piece of Ann (AD 1702-1714). Obverse depicts the Archangel St. Michael slaying a dragon, SOL DE GLORIA. The reverse depicts a ship under sail, ANNA.DG.M.BR/T.ETH.REG . The object has a single circular perforation at 12 O'clock Touch Pieces were touched by the monarch and used by an individual (in this instance as a pendant or medallion) to pass the heeling of an individual via the touch of a monarch without the monarch coming into physical contact with the afflicted individual. Diameter: 21.18mm, Thickness: 0.71mm, Weight: 3.0g.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
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Record ID: NARC-76492A
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A group of three gold Iron Age staters found in close proximity dating between 50 BC - AD 40. 1. A complete gold uninscribed North Eastern British stater (50-20 BC). 'South Ferriby' type attributed to the Corieltavi. Struck circa 50-20 BC. Diameter: 18.36mm, Thickness: 2.80mm, Weight: 5.4g. Ref: Hobbs 1996, no. 3148ff; ABC 1743; cf VA 811-23ff Obverse description: Partially obliterated die showing wreath Reverse description: Horse left, pellet rosette below head Die Axis 12 2 A complete gold inscribed Eastern British stater of Cunobelin (c. AD 10 - 40), struck in the North Tham…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-758D95
Object type: EAR RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold Ear ring of Roman date (AD 100-300). The object is composed of a recurves wire hook which is circular in section. The wire broadens towards the attachment point in the centre of the back of the objects recessed aperture. The main portion of the object is composed of a tear drop shaped plate with a deep ovate recess at it's the centre. This would have held a gem which is now missing. Along the top of the plate are two symmetrical soldered knops from which a circular sectioned wire with recurved loop projects. Length: 23.42mm, Width: 12.61mm, Thickness: 8.27mm, Weight…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
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Record ID: NARC-6012D7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete quarter Stater of the Regini and Atrebates, 'Selsey Dahlia Damaged Die' type, dating to 60-20 BC. The coin is incomplete and has a complete fragure centrally ABC p. 48, no. 506. Hobbs nos. 478-494. Diameter: 14.46mm, Thickness: 1.01mm, Weight: 1.1g.
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-394C24
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A compete gold Finger Ring of Late Medieval date (AD 1350-1500). The object is composed of a rectangular sectioned band with a raised boarder on both edges and a circumferential inscription and pattern. The decorative pattern separates each word in the inscription and is composed of highly stylised foliage flanked by a five petalled flower. The inscription reads de bon cuer, the whole meaning 'of good heart'. There is a minor amount of distortion to out edge of the band above the "CUER" portion of the inscription. Diameter: 18.97 mm, Thickness: 1.28 mm , Weight: 2.4 g Discussion: …
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
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Record ID: NARC-B63118
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Cut Aureus of Probus dating to AD 276-282. Reece Period 14. Reverse type VICTORIA GERM, depicting Trophy between two captives. Obverse [IMP PRO]BVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust left with spear. Rome Mint. RIC Vol V Pt II, Pg 32, No 141. (obverse inscription as No 142). Dimensions: Length: 13.56mm, Width: 14.15mm, Thickness: 1.74mm, Weight: 2.3g
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: NARC-24350B
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold chain and pendant of Roman date. The chain is of a single figure-of-eight looped form (as Johns 1996, 195-6). The gold wire is circular in section and the length of chain is composed of 27 looped wire links. The lower loop of each link is set at 90 degrees to that above and below it. The upper end of the chain terminates in a penannular wire loop with a short section of wire twisted 6 times around its upper end. The lower end of the object terminates in a tear drop or leaf-shaped pendant which is attached via an integral lentoid attachment loop with double collar below. The pe…
Created on: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5E56D2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Gold Finger Ring of Medieval to Post-Medieval date (AD 1400-1600). The ring is composed of a five-pointed star bezel with a central, circular panel with tapering broadly rectangular shoulders and a D shaped hoop. The Bezel is decorated with an incised pattern composed of a double linear boarder which respects the form of the bezel with pellets between. The central panel is circular with an incised pattern depicting human head or skull. A minor amount of black enamel is retained across the central motif. The reverse of the bezel has an incised pattern depicting a bust, of…
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: NARC-BD1E51
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold ring of EarlyMedieval date (AD 575-1000). The object comprises an annular ring formed from gold beaded wire. It is now slightly distorted and slightly worn. Gold beaded wire rings like this one are common components of decoration on a variety of early Anglo-Saxon objects including pendants (PAS database ESS-00D4F2), brooches (British Museum 1879,1013.1), mounts (PAS database SF-176F05, British Museum SF-176F05), swords (British Museum 2006,1001.1) and buckles (PAS database BH-5798B4). Typically they form the collars for settings (PAS database PAS-E9BEA3), rivets or …
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 7th October 2016
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Record ID: NARC-FAFEDA
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger ring. A narrow hoop with D-shaped cross section, expanding slightly towards the bezel. The bezel is square with a black gem or glass setting (damaged). The reverse of the bezel is fluted, radiating from the centre. Exterior surface of band contains lenend in gold set with pale green enamel background. The legend reads: 'JE VIS EN ESPRANCE' - (I live in hope/expectation). Dimensions: External diameter: 20mm Internal diameter: 18mm Height: bezel - 4mm; hoop - 2mm Weight: 1.4g
Created on: Thursday 14th April 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: NARC-C70281
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold solidus of Valens (364 - 375), AD 365 (Reece Period 19). Reverse: RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE, Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe. 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: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 25th February 2016
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Record ID: NARC-DDB81E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval gold half noble of Edward III (1327-1377), Treaty series (1363-9; North 1239), mint: London. Ref:North 1991: 55-6. Obverse: King standing, facing in ship with sword and shield, initial cross 3. Inscription: EDWARD DEI G REX AnGL D hIB Z AQT (annulet before EDWARD; double saltire stops; Z retrograde) Reverse: 'E' in centre of royal cross in tressure, crown and lion in angles. Inscription: DOMInE nE In FVRORE TVO ARGVAS mE (double saltire stops)
Created on: Friday 12th February 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th March 2016
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Record ID: NARC-6573B9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold medieval quarter noble of Henry VI (1422-61), annulet issue (1422-27; North 1420), mint: London. Ref: North 1991: 74.
Created on: Monday 25th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
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