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    • Institution: WILT

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Record ID: WILT-C9D9D5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Swindon
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A very base or plated gold uninscribed Iron Age stater of the Western Region / East Wiltshire, dating to the period c.50-20 BC, probably 'Savernake Forest' type. Obverse: Plain. Reverse: Horse right with pellet mane, spiral above, large wheel below, various pellets around. As ABC, p. 107, no. 2091; BMC nos. 361-364. This coin is struck on a quite base flan, the reverse appearing to be double struck with the type visible at approximately 12 and 4 o'clock.
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
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Record ID: WILT-D9F3B1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold noble of Edward III (AD 1327 to AD 1377), dating to the period AD 1363 to AD 1369. Treaty series. Mint: London. North 1231.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Radstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-D221A9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age gold stater of Commios of the Regini and Atrebates dating to c. 50 - 25 BC. Commios Muzzles type. ABC 1022, VA 350.
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marlborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-41A536
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Iron Age uninscribed stater, Gallo-Belgic import of the Ambiani, dating to the period c. 60-50 BC, 'Gallic War Uniface' type. Obverse: plain. Reverse: Sinuous horse facing right, single pellet below, pellets above. As ABC, p.28, no.16.
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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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 sen…
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: WILT-0091AB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold medieval half-noble of Edward III, dating to the period AD 1346-1351. Third coinage. Obverse depicts the king standing facing forward in a ship, crowned and armoured, he holds a sword in right hand and a shield of England and France in left hand. Inscription: EDWAR D GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC DNS HYB. The reverse depicts a floriated cross with a fleur-de-lys at the end of each arm and an ornamented compartment containing a closed E in centre of cross. In each angle is a lion passant, guardant with a crown above. all is within a double tressure. The inscription reads DOMINE NE IN FRV…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Breamore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-2ECE1D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold post-medieval posy ring, dating to the period AD 1700-1800. It has a D-shaped band with a flat inner side and a plain exterior. The interior is inscribed with a 'posey': 'Godly love will not remove' followed by a stamped makers mark, the letter written in lower case e in bracket. The finger ring measures 20.65mm in diameter, is 1.8mm thick and weighs 3.1g. Posy rings were popular love tokens and were often exchanged as betrothal or wedding gifts. They could have plain exteriors or be ornately decorated with enamel. Some like this example have maker's marks on the…
Created on: Monday 22nd May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
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Record ID: WILT-16C5A7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold post-medieval Britain crown of James I, dating to the period AD 1606-1607. Crowned bust (1st) facing right, HENRICVS ROSAS REGNA IACOBVS reverse type depicting square shield crowned with I R at sides. Second series, initial mark- escallop. North (1991), p145, no.2090.
Created on: Thursday 9th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
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Record ID: WILT-F4B8E2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Iron Age gold stater of the Western region / East Wiltshire, c.50-35 BC, 'Savernake Wreaths' type. Obverse: Crossed wreaths, soild crescents back to back at centre, crescents in the angles. Reverse: Skinny horse facing right, pellet mane, solar spiral above and large wheel below, torc-like motif infront. As ABC, p. 107, no. 2089.; BMC nos. 358-360.
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chiseldon', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: 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 th…
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 t…
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 belie…
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 …
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 …
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: WILT-3A5F13
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
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: Monday 11th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 28th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Stratton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-F95D9F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold post medieval posey ring dating to the period c. AD 1600 - 1750. Posey rings are a simple gold band engraved with a brief sentiment or poem inside. They were given by men and women as an expression of love, as a wedding ring or as a means of showing regard and friendship. They were considered magical, having the power when worn to enforce the poesy (poem) engraved on them. They believed that the words touching the vein running directly from the fourth finger to the heart,have a special power. The finger ring comprises a simple, gold circular band. The exterior is undecorated a…
Created on: Friday 8th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Breamore', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: WILT-282A7C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold medieval finger ring dating to the 15th century. It is a double (bipartite) ring, 22.14mm in diameter. The hoop is 7.32mm wide. There are no hallmarks. On the inside of the hoop joye sanz fyn (joy without end) is inscribed. The outside of the ring shows signs of wear, with some of the incised decoration difficult to identify but the main part is a series of saltire crosses (with diamond or lozenge shapes between) created where closely grouped parallel lines cross the junction between the rings. These lines are filled with small pellet-like decoration. The areas between these…
Created on: Monday 4th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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