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Record ID: KENT-04964F
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
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A complete cast copper-alloy Roman figurative vessel escutcheon probably dating to the first century AD. Description: The escutcheon takes the form of a female head cast in high relief, representing the front half of the head and face. The has a squashed flat nose oval eyes and outing mouth, details of the eyebrows and eyes are well executed. The hair is similarly well executed, with clear even parting framed by long double plaits formed into buns on each side of the face and a second plait between them. Below the face is a slightly textured short solid semicircle possibly intended to…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-03FFC4
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast later Early-Medieval Anglo-Scandinavian (11th Century), copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams Class A type 11a (1997, 58). Description: The mount is sub-triangular in plan with a straight base edge and two long slightly convex edges converging at the now broken apex, The eye of the lion has been drilled creating a new rivet hole after the pinnacle one snapped away. The front of the mount depicts a right-facing lion, standing on three legs with one foreleg raised and the head bent up and back, facing upwards; executed in high relief. The tail curls between th…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: IOW-0352C5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and very worn Roman copper-alloy coin of an uncertain ruler, probably a dupondius or as c. AD 41-250. Obverse: [ ]; Unclear bust. Reverse: [ ]; Unclear standing figure. Diameter: 24.6mm. Weight: 4.49g.
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-029D2B
Object type: BOWL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete late Roman Irchester bowl which deposited upside down with the base facing the surface. Roughly a third of the bowl is missing. The bowl is 85mm in height, the base is convex and from the base the body expands to its maximum width just below the rim (256mm) before tapering inwards slightly to the rim (236mm) which has a bevelled edge (2.5mm thick). The omphalos base is convex on the outside and is domed upwards in the centre (70mm in diameter), internally the centre of the raised boss to the rim is 81mm. The base is perforated presumibly evidence of manufacture on a lath…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lacock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-FFF0A8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Post Medieval copper alloy dix centime coin of Napoleon III (AD 1852-1870) dated AD1856.
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: LON-FFBAB4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token issued by John Whithorne, dating to AD 1648-1674. Williamson (1889:729 no.2631) Obverse: IOHN . WHITHORNE . AT = a woman churning Reverse: KATHARNS . CHESMVNGER = I . S . W Dimensions: diameter: 15.42mm; weight: 0.66g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol. I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: LON-FFB28C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token issued by William Ellis, dating to AD 1648-1674. Williamson (1891:1043 no.438) Obverse: WILL : ELLIS . AT . S . CLEMENTE = a bishop standing holding a crozier and leaning on a anchor. Reverse: IN . S . TOOLEYES . STREET = W . M . E Dimensions: diameter: 15.23mm; weight: 0.40g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1891. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol. II. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production …
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-FF13D7
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (late 13th to 14th centuries) harness pendant. The copper-alloy pendant is flat and lozenge-shaped, with a perforated lug protruding from the upper corner. The lug has been cast perpendicular to the outer face of the pendant. The decoration on the outer face comprises of a griffin passant depicted in blue enamel with red enamelled feet. The reverse of the pendant is undecorated. The surface of the pendant has a dark green-brown mottled patina which is abraded at the edges. The pendant measures 51.41mm long, 33.56mm wide, 8.74mm thick at the loop, and weighing 15.66g. The co…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: LIN-FED751
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy palstave fragment of Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1500-1200 BC). The fragment is approximately triangular in profile and rectangular in section. The blade end survives intact but has corroded surfaces with some encrustation and a mid-brown to green patina. The sides of the palstave taper inwards from the ends of the blade, before terminating in an old break. This fragment is probably from a palstave, although it could potentially be from the tip of a socketed axe head or a small chisel. Similar examples recorded on the PAS database include: SF-AE99A4 and PUB…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-F2B303
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper farthing of James I (1603-25) or Charles I (1625-49), obverse illegible. The reverse depicts a harp surmounted by a single-arched crown. Tower of London mint, dating to 1603-49.
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SF-F03619
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nummus struck for the House of Constantine, dating to c. AD 330-340. Reece period 17. Reverse: no legend, she-wolf suckling twins, two stars above. Mint of Trier.
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hopton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F028BC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eight very worn and corroded copper-alloy nummi dating to the 4th century, c. AD 330-402. Reece periods, issuing emperors and reverse types unknown. Diamters between 11.32 and 16.48mm. Combined weight: 6.77g.
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hopton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-EF7BFE
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy composite strap end dating to the Medieval period, c. 1350-1400. Only the lower portion of the internal spacer survives intact, with the side-plates and its upper section apparently missing in old damage. Originally it would have taken the form of an open circle, with a forked projection extending from its upper edge and an acorn-shaped terminal (demonstrating cross-hatched decoration on its cupule) protruding from its base, the latter separated from the main body of the object by means of a prominent transverse ridge. However, due to old breaks the spac…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hopton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-EF51AD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy Colchester derivative 'initial' T-shaped, Dorset type bow brooch (AD 50-150). The pin is missing and the chain/head loop is largely missing. The tubular wings taper slightly towards their ends. However, the top of the wings are flat. At the rear of the wings a slot to accommodate a pin loop is off-centre. Close to the bow the wings have a diameter of about 4.4mm. Each outer end has a small portion missing and is abraded. The wings enclose the remains of an axis bar but the type of metal it is made from is uncertain. At the head of the brooch there are…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-EF2726
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy probable dopondius of an uncertain emperor and date. Very corroded. Date: Roman. Diameter: 27.5mm. Weight: 9.54g.
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EEDA22
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post medieval copper alloy spur dating to the period c. AD 1600 - 1700. Only one arm survives, terminating in an old break at one end and an incomplete figure-eight terminal at the other. Read (1988) illustrates a spur with a similar drooped and expanded rowel box, but with a longer neck, on page 157, no.1056, which is dated from c.1660-1750. Margeson (1993) illustrates a similar spur on page 222, fig.170, no.1803, which dates from the second half of the 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EECF9A
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post medieval copper alloy spur dating to the period c. AD 1600 - 1700. The rowel is missing, but the rowel box has traces of the iron pin in the attachment holes where the rowel would have fitted. The box has expanded and rounded terminals which curve upwards and narrow towards the short neck which is oval in section. Both arms are D-sectioned and terminate in old breaks. Read (1988) illustrates a spur with a similar drooped and expanded rowel box, but with a longer neck, on page 157, no.1056, which is dated from c.1660-1750. Margeson (1993) illustrates a similar spur on…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EE4549
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy strap fitting dating to the period c. AD 1600 - 1700. Circular in shape with four pointed projections (an elaborate quatrefoil). The back exhibits two integrally cast pointed lugs. Traces of white metal coating survive front and back. Similar mounts are illustrated in Read, B, 2001, p. 34, nos. 278-279.
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EE1D15
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete medieval or post-medieval copper alloy scabbard chape, probably for a sword, bent with a vertical break from the crenellated upper edge to a heart-shaped perforation above an obliquely-notched transverse rib and a trefoil perforation below. Expanded scallop-shaped terminal with a knop at the base. Separate back-plate missing. Height 40mm. Width (unbent) 28.5mm. Cf. de Reuck (1991), p. 26. c.1485-1600.
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: LIN-EE1C4F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy birdlip-type brooch dating to the late Iron Age to Roman period (c. 50 BC to AD 50). The brooch has a loop extending back from the head and tapering into what would have been the spring but now terminates in a worn break. From the head the brooch curves at a near right angle down towards the foot, where it starts to curve back outwards again slightly. The tight curve of the bow is decorated with two semi-circles in relief with the curved edges facing each other. Below this motif are three raised horizontal ribs, the middle one of which is waisted above and be…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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