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Record ID: SF-3D4726
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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A copper-alloy nummus struck for Theodora, dating to c. AD 337-341. Reece period 17, mint of Trier. Reverse: PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas standing facing, suckling child.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Ashfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3CD05A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy nummus of an unidentified ruler, probably dating to c. AD 348-364 (Reece Period 18). Uncertain reverse type, with a standing figure in the left field with one arm outstretched. The size of the flan would suggest the nummus dates to the middle of the fourth century.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlezoy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-3CB2F0
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post medieval spur dating to the period c. AD 1600 - 1700. Only the neck remains. It is oval in cross-section and curves downwards, splitting into two projecting arms which form a central slot to house the missing rowel. Each arm terminates in a collared lobe. Each lobe is pierced and retans traces of iron corrosion from the rowel pin. The upper and lower face of the neck are both decorated with a aseries of slightly overlapping punched crescents.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: NARC-3C5AC1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Bedford
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An incomplete copper alloy Brooch of Late Iron Age date (100 BC-AD 100). The object is a Le Tene III type and is formed from one piece of copper alloy wire which is square in section. This forms the pin, now partially missing, which is twisted four times at the head of the brooch to form the spring. The wire, projecting from the centre of the spring component forms the main body of the brooch. The body flattens towards the end to form the triangular, recurved, catchplate. There is a minor amount of potential iron corrosion adhering around the spring portion of the object. There are two…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: SOM-3C4D67
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy city commemorative nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to AD 330-335 (Reece period 17). CONSTANTINOPOLIS reverse type, depicting a victory left on prow. Mint of Arles.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlezoy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3C21A3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy radiate of Claudius II (AD 268-270), dating to the period AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). A contemporary copy of the CONSECRATIO reverse type, depicting an eagle left, with head turned right, but highly debased, with a central right leaning triangle flanked by two piriform features, with rounded ends at the top.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlezoy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-3C07EB
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete post medieval copper alloy strap fitting of Read's Type 7 from a sword belt dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1700. A sub-triangular main body with an incomplete open circular loop at the wider end, now broken across the rectangular aperture. The central part is ovoid in plan with a single transverse ridge at on end and a double transverse ridge at the opposite end. These features are convex at the front and concave at the rear. Beyond the single there is a double knop, the larger of which is pierced and accommodates the remains of an iron rivet. Adjacent to the double ridge…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-3BFDB0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment, both ends broken, of a post-medieval copper alloy object with a rosette and running scroll decoration in counter-relief. Perhaps one half on edge and a small part of one side of a post-medieval buckle frame. The side, however, is very narrow (3.6mm) in comparison with the edge (minimum 6mm, maximum 10mm). Both side and edge are thin (1.6 - 1.9mm). If the complete piece was a buckle frame it would have been double-looped and c.48mm wide. Length between breaks 34mm. 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: SOM-3BE6CE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy nummus of Constans (AD 337-350), dating to AD 348-350 (Reece Period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type, depicting a pheonix on a globe. Minted in Trier. RIC VIII, pg. 154, no. 232.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlezoy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-3BA929
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Mouth fragment of a post-medieval clapper bell in a silvery grey copper alloy, about 20% of the mouth present. Diameter 90mm. Weight 33.29g. Mid 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-3B3245
Object type: CANDLESTICK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete copper alloy candle holder dating to the period c. AD 1450 - 1550. The cup is hexagonal in shape, slightly squashed out of shape, with a ridged collar just below the rim. Two opposed faces have a square slot above a rectangular slot with rounded corners. These slots would have allowed adjustment of the candle's height. At the base of the cup is an integrally cast loop with a collared rover at the bottom which would have been mounted on a saucer, now missing. See: Egan, G. 2005. Material culture in London in an age of transition. MoLAS monograph 19. Museum of London, London…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-3B0A7B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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A fragment of a copper alloy object of uncertain date and function. The fragment is curved in profile and is decorated by a band of ropework. Above the ropework is a rim which is sub-triangular in cross section while below is a deep groove. The lower half of the object is undecorated and has a broken edge. The internal face is undecorated but is ridged to the rear of the external groove. The object has a dark green patina. Due to the fragmentary nature of the object the function and date are unknown however the patina and construction both suggest a medieval to post-medieval date rang…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thorp Arch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-3B00F5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy nummus, House of Valentinian, reverse and further details illegible, AD364-78
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: NARC-3AEC3D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Buckle of Post-Medieval date (AD 1575-1700). The object is a double loop, asymmetrical frame. The frame has a groove on the outer edge and two grooves on each side of the lip creating a chevron. The rectangular loop has a trefoil outer edge and the strap bar is narrowed. The pin is missing. The metal is a dark brown in colour with an abraded patina. Whitehead (1996), P 91, No 571 Length: 38.99mm, Width: 31.92mm, Thickness: 2.34mm, Weight: 6.5g.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-3AD022
Object type: ROWEL SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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A copper alloy rowel from a spur of Medieval to Post-Medieval date. The rowel is in the form of a six pointed star and has a central circular perforation for attachment to the spur. The perforation has an internal diameter of 2.5mm. Only one of the points of the rowel is complete the others having sustained either ancient or more recent damage. The object has a mid-green patina. Such rowels are undiagnostic and a wide medieval to post-medieval date is therefore offered; similar examples can be found illustrated in Read (2001, 66; refs. 505-507). Dimensions: 22.5mm in length, 20mm in …
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thorp Arch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-3ACE03
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Dagger Pommel dating of late Medieval date (AD 1400-1550). The pommel is hollow and single cast. The terminal half of the pommel is domed and circular. It is decorated with four semi-circular grooves, one on each corners, creating four petals. In the centre is a rectangular slot for holding the tang, which is now filled with iron corrosion product. The grooves continue down from the domed side, creating four sections. Inside the pommel is a small rectangular, iron spur, likely the remnants of the tang. The metal is a dark green in colour with a predominantly …
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: NARC-3AB566
Object type: JEWELLERY FITTING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Bedford
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A complete copper alloy Jewellery clasp of Modern date (AD 1800-1900). The object is rectangular in plan and is composed of two plates and spacer. The upper terminal has four circular perforations which would have allowed a string to be attach the string, while the other end has a narrow, rectangular slot with a small notch at the centre; for where the folded metal plate would have been inserted to secure the fastening. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: ESS-713BD6 and ESS-D195D6. Length: 11.05mm, Width: 13.44mm, Thickness: 4.21mm, Weight: 1.9g.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: LIN-3A708B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of an early Anglo-Saxon artefact. The artefact is made from sheet copper alloy and appears to be from the edge. The artefact is flat, but has a gently curved outer edge. A row of inward punched triangles decorates the perimeter. Towards the centre of the fragment, a row of punched triangles extends diagonally down to the left from the perimeter to the break. To the right of this is an incised diagonal line which follows the same angle as the punched triangles. Next to the this are three lines that conjoin at the break; the left and right are set diagonally, while the central o…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-3A6C9B
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of post-medieval purse frame, the uppermost horizontal bar, one end stump only, the other end with flattened conical terminal (extant length 43mm), trapezoidal central projection with stump of integral rivet at base (extant height 15mm), from a double swivelling bar of LMMC Type B8 (1967, fig.52). Mid 16th century.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-3A5821
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lower end of a leg and foot of a medieval to post-medieval cast copper alloy cooking vessel with sooted surfaces. At the break the cross section is pentagonal, i.e. with straight reverse and sides and with a high median arris on the front face, width 33mm, thickness 25mm. The foot is three-toed and the footprint trilobate with a straight rear edge, width 53mm, length 40mm. Height 62mm. Weight 384g. 14th - 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
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