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Record ID: SWYOR-8F0C84
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman inscribed gold amulet (lamella) comprising a rectangular sheet of gold foil, originally tightly rolled but unrolled by the finder. The resulting creases and corrugations were regularised by a metals conservator at the British Museum to enable an attempt at reading the inscribed text. The top, bottom and right side of the sheet are largely intact, but the left side is broken away. Text (Dr Roger Tomlin): Inscribed across the short axis by a fine point are 18 lines of cursive writing, of which only the right-hand portion survives. Line 1 ends with a space, as if it is some sor…
Created on: Wednesday 17th June 2009
Last updated: Friday 7th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-0B6771
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
CORONER'S REPORT Description of Object Gold Roman amulet (lamella), comprising a rectangular sheet (lamella), cut from gold foil, with sixteen lines of incised text along the short axis (width). 12 magical 'characters' on lines 1-3 are followed by the main text on lines 3-16 in Greek cursive lettering. When found the lamella was tightly rolled. The finder partially opened it out in order to determine its character. At the request of the Treasure Valuation Committee and with the agreement of all parties the lamella was completely 'unrolled' by a metals …
Created on: Tuesday 23rd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Oxfordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-7BEED8
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman gold amulet or talisman, comprising a rectangular plaque (lamella) of thin gold sheet, lightly incised with a text in a mixture of Greek and Latin characters and magical symbols. There appear to be nine lines of text across the short axis of the plaque and two additional marginal lines on the right side of the long axis. Creasing of the soft metal of the plaque (there are seven 'fold' lines) shows that it was originally rolled into a tube, with the text on the inner face. It was unrolled by the finder. Such amulets, inscribed with secret formulae, were worn as a protection …
Created on: Tuesday 6th May 2003
Last updated: Thursday 19th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORFOLK BILLINGFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-21275B
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
"A gold amulet case - a simple cylindrical tube with three suspension loops. Dimensions and metal content: Length: 25mm; diameter: 6mm, height (tube plus loops): 11mm; weight: 4.38g. X-ray fluorescence analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated an approximate gold content of 99 per cent". - C.M. Johns. Quoted in the DCMS 2000 Treasure Report
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eaton Constantine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-DD7BC3
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete stamped gold Roman apotropaic amulet, possibly dating to the 2nd century AD. Description: The amulet is formed from two stamped gold foil discs folded together the apex has a small tear likely where the amulet's now missing suspension loop was placed. The discs have been embossed in a repouss√© style. The design consists of a central (evil/all suffering) eye surrounded by numerous animals: a scorpion, a dog, an elephant, and a bird. These animals are shown in the act of attacking the evil eye. There is a circumferential beaded border. Generally, the amulet remains in go…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 10th May 2019
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Record ID: CORN-955DE8
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure: 2008 T782. Gold centre-looped pendant amulet resembling similar examples of cosmetic pestles, in copper alloy, from kits or cosmetic sets, often associated with a small mortar, for the preparation of powdered cosmetics. "I have recorded many hundreds of the copper-alloy components since my original Britannia 1985 paper and all the evidence still supports the cosmetic link, but no evidence at all for woad. I would briefly say that I believe the form of the kits imbued them with roles additional to their basic function in preparing powdered cosmetics, especially related to sta…
Created on: Monday 29th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 23rd May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Maker with Rame', grid reference and parish protected.


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