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Record ID: HAMP-F1FD2A
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rather worn medieval lead papal bulla of Pope Clement V, whose papacy lasted from 1305 to 1314. The obverse depicts the faces of St Peter and St Paul below the inscription SPASPE (SPA = Sanctus Paulus, SPE = Sanctus Petrus), all of which are surrounded by the remains of a beaded border, flanking the outside edge of the bulla. St. Paul is seen on the left looking right, with a long pointed beard and short grooved hair, and St. Peter is on the right facing left, with a rounded face and beard and hair formed from pellets. Each is within a C or backwards-C beaded border, joined to the ma…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Romsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-F12F65
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy signet finger ring of late medieval or early post-medieval date. The finger ring is large with an internal diameter of 22.2mm. It is D-shaped in section and has an integral oval bezel rising from the expanded shoulders of the ring. One either shoulder is a Tau Cross, one clearer than the other. The bezel has a chased design of a double-headed eagle within ropework border. The finger ring could be impressed in to wax to produce a reverse of the image and act as a signiture. The size of the ring suggests it was made for a man, and may have been worn over glo…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-EFDCF6
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy toy, possibly a puppet, of post-medieval date. The head appears to be in the form of a bust of Mr. Punch (from the Punch and Judy puppet show) or possibly of a Jester. The object has an oval face with a prominent nose, recessed eyes, and an open mouth. The figure wears a tall pointed hat which points forwards and has a wide rim. At the rear of the head some excess fabric of the hat points down with the two points forming the style of a bifurcated jester's hat (a fool's hat). Below the neck of the object is an undulating ruff from which extend three projections. Two of t…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Last updated: Saturday 25th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Acton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-EC02D5
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Stockport
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete copper alloy flat axehead of early Bronze Age date, c.2150 - 1500 BC. The axehead is sub-oval in plan with a lentoid cross-section. The axehead is extremely worn with no visible decoration. No signs of ridges or flanges are present indicating that this is an early flat axe. The butt is narrow, rounded and is almost complete measuring 21mm in width, and 3mm thick. One edge of the butt end has broken away. The cutting edge is crescent-shaped and measures 47mm in width and is 3mm thick. At the thickest point in the centre of the object the axehead measures 5mm. Dimens…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stockport area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-DCA246
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete late Roman (AD c.330-410) military copper alloy unidentified object, probably a strap fitting although it is not imediately identifiable. It has two significant breaks, on the underside and the central projection, as well as damage to the projecting elements to either side of the central projection. The object is broadly U-shaped and rectangular in cross-section. It is thickest at the curved base (4.6mm thick) which has a rectangular area of damage at the central point, apparently from a projection. Just above this to one side of the object only (presumably the 'front') i…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Romsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-D83C03
Object type: RIVET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy rivet of probable Bronze Age date. It is cylindrical in form with expanded, dome-shaped heads that are missing most of their outer edges due to post-depositional damage and corrosion. When viewed in profile the heads are not parallel with one another but both angled slightly in opposite directions. The metal is dark green and smooth with a prominent longitudinal groove on two opposing 'sides', which are also slightly flattened. The dome-shaped heads have a similar patina but both are suffering from a bright greenish-blue corrosion, spots of which can also be seen on the …
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Upham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-D7D52E
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy pommel from either a sword or a seax of early medieval date. The object is of late lobed form, probably of 10th or 11th century date. The base, which curves at the ends, would have rested upon a concave pommel bar. The interior of the pommel has an oval opening at the base and converging sides towards the circular aperture at the apex of the pommel which accommodated the protruding sword tang. The exterior is decorated with a central lobe flanked on each side with smaller lobes and long terminal knops. This form is considered to be of English origin (Davidson 1962, 55-…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-D7A414
Object type: CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gilded and enameled copper alloy mount dating to c. AD 1150-1300. The mount is T-shaped in plan and flat in section and at its centre is a gilded engraving of the eagle of St. John. The eagle is halo'd with its head looking left and the tips of both wings pointing to the right. Additional detail has been incised into the gilding, with the outline of the eagle and its halo further defined in this fashion. Incised lines are also used to define feathers, with long lines on the wings and pocks on the neck and breast. The beak, eye and nostril of the eagle have also been defined …
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brompton Regis CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-D706B9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carausius (AD 286-293) dating to the period AD 286 - 293 (Reece Period 14). (ME)R(C)VR-I CONS AV[G?] reverse type depicting Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Mint: Uncertain, possibly only marked S/C//[-]. Cf. RIC IV.2, p. 503, no. 468, p. 533, no. 852.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: WMID-B059A0
Object type: HANGING BOWL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete enamelled copper alloy hanging bowl bird escutcheon, of Early medieval dating (AD 600 to AD 800). The escutcheon has an irregular shape. At the top, is an incomplete circular sectioned loop or hook. Two ridges are present at the end, which is an old break. Below this, a rectangular body, with sub rectangular wings projecting to either side. This has created a bird like shape. Directly below the loop or hook, is a circular boss, with a curvilinear pattern inside. Ridges are present in the wings and tails, to represent feathers, and the remains of yellow enamel in a couple…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: WILT-B04B68
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman puddingstone beehive quern stone, dating to the period AD 1-150 There are a few types of Puddingstone, Green (2017) suggests that it is French and has been imported. A possible suggestion for this importation is that the stones used for this conglomerate are extremely hard, so hard over in Hertfordshire that it was very difficult to use, but due to its tough exterior, it produced almost grit free flour, therefore a much demanded product (Green 2017). French stones are earlier than Hertfordshire products, and were in fact the basis of a whole industry, as it spread …
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th March 2017
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Record ID: BH-AE2229
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 330 to 335 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA type with a reverse depicting wolf and twins.
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 3rd March 2017
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Record ID: WMID-AE0427
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy papal bulla, issued by Pope Martin V (AD 1417 to AD 1431), dating to the period AD 1417 to AD 1431. The obverse depicts the face of St Peter and St Paul, below the inscription SPA SPE (SPA = Sanctus Paulus, SPE = Sanctus Petrus), all of which are surrounded by a beaded border, flanking the outside edge of the bulla. Some of the beaded border is missing. St Peter is seen on the right, looking left, with St. Paul on the left looking right, with a long pointed beard, within a backwards-C shaped beaded border, joined to the main. There is a cross between the saints. …
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Record ID: BH-ADEE92
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy nummus, probably a contemporary copy, of the House of Constantine dating to the period 330 to 348 (Reece period 17). VIRTVS AVGG NN reverse type depicting soldier standing holding spear and shield. Unclear mint.
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 3rd March 2017
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Record ID: WMID-ACF0FC
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy sword pommel cap, of the 'cocked hat' type, dating to the Early Medieval period (c. AD 410 to AD 720). The pommel cap is pyramidal in form and sub-rectangular in plan. The underside is deeply hollow. The integral attachment lugs are missing from either side. No traces of decoration survive on the surfaces. The pommel cap measures 13.8 mm in length, 34.2 mm wide and 12.9 mm thick. It weighs 13.2 g. The pommel cap is a mid to dark green colour, with an even surface patina. The 'cocked hat' pommel is an early Anglo-Saxon type, examples of which can be found i…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: SOM-AC7F9A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Roman copper alloy finger ring, of a local type. The ring has a central, flat, oval shaped bezel, decorated by a pattern of incised lines within an oval border. The decoration consists of an upwards pointing incised chevron, with an incised short line within it and flanked by two longitudinal incised short lines. The tip of the chevron touches a long transverse line, above which are two parallel diagonal lines. The bezel is flanked to either side by moulding on either shoulder, each consisting of three transverse ridges, with the central being the most pronounced. On one side th…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Saturday 25th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Crewkerne CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-AB5949
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval copper alloy strap end, dating to the period c.AD 750-950. The strap end is broadly tongue shaped in plan, with decoration comprising a looping beast on the main body. The remains of niello are present in the groves of the decoration. The object narrows to a zoomorphic lower terminal, in the form of an animal with large curved ears and a rounded snout. The wider terminal has a worn break, and two apertures which would have accommodated rivets are now left open. The rivets are missing.The reverse is undecorated, but has a worn break where the upper section birfucated t…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 3rd March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-72A2EB
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval copper alloy strap end, dating to the period c.AD 750-950. The strap end is broadly tongue shaped in plan, with decoration comprising a looping beast on the main body. The remains of niello are present in the groves of the decoration. The object narrows to a zoomorphic lower terminal, in the form of an animal with large curved ears and a rounded snout. The wider terminal has two apertures which would have accommodated rivets, now missing.The reverse is undecorated, but has a worn break where the upper section birfucated to accommodate the strap, resulting in the loss …
Created on: Friday 17th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 3rd March 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-6F0944
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy cosmetic mortar or 'woad grinder' dating to the Late Iron Age or Early Roman period, c. 1-200 AD. The object consists of a crescent-shaped body with a deeply dished internal groove, which tapers in width at each end. From the underside of the object, an incomplete sub-circular loop with a central circular aperture projects. The outer side of the object is decorated with grooves forming a zig-zag or series of triangular motifs. The object has a thick smooth greyish-black pataina (almost a tinned or silvered appearance) which is missing in places due to abrasio…
Created on: Friday 17th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 19th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eccleshall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5AA9F3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Groat of David II dating from AD1357-early 1360s. Minted in Edinburgh. Type A6. Obv: [+DAVID] DEI GR[ATIA RE]X SCO[TOR]VM Rev: VILL/AED/INBV/RGH / DNS[P/RO]TECTOR/LIBARA[TOR] Spink: 5091
Created on: Thursday 16th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carlisle', grid reference and parish protected.


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