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Record ID: SWYOR-1502B8
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Medieval seal matrix dating from AD 1250 - 1400. The matrix depicts a "Pelican in her Piety" design and is a pointed oval shape. The legend is in Roman lettering and reads: "+SIGILL'. NICHOL(AI). DE NORTON" (Seal of Nicholas de Norton). It is bordered on both sides by plain incised lines. The cast matrix has an integral central rib on the reverse, expanding into a pierced suspension lug with a collar at one end. The engraved design is of a nest containing three pelican chicks. The nest rests in a stylised scroll work tree. The Pelican perches on the back of the nest and…
Created on: Wednesday 17th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 17th December 2014
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Record ID: GLO-04DC41
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy openwork triangular strap-end. The openwork decoration consists of four rows of equal sized sub-oval holes that reduce in number with each successive line, these are arranged by the bottom row containing four holes, the third row containing three, the second row containing two and the top row containing one hole. The middle hole of the third row is a drilled circular hole that is surrounded by a raised quatrefoil flower motif. On the top edge of the frame between each of the ovals is a recessed line. The rear of the strap end has a rectangular suspension loop for attachme…
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th December 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-03A978
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy mount with silver niello decoration of possible Early Medieval date. The object is sub-shield shaped in plan with straight edges which taper to a point at the base of the object and a wide rectangular collar which flares outwards slightly at the top. It is rectangular in cross-section and slightly domed. The outer face is decorated with a panel consisting of two rows of four squares of silver inlay within which is a silver inlay X with a pellet within each angle. The expanded collar is decorated with two decorative motifs of four conjoined lozenges of silver inlay w…
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 24th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bilbrough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-029DED
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy wrist- or sleeve-clasp of Early Anglo-Saxon date (AD 470 - AD 570). The clasp consists of three D-shaped lugs on the rear, each with a circular sewing perforation. The lugs at either end of the object are incomplete but the central one is complete. The main body of the clasp is made up of square, flat bosses, the central of which is decorated with two concentric square grooves. In both gaps between the bosses two pairs of narrow grooves flank a broader U-shaped groove. The eye or catch (a rectangular projecting perforated lug on the front of the clasp) is co…
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 13th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-01F18E
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circumstances of Discovery: This small Antonine denarius hoard consisting of 14 coins was found by four individuals. Coins 1-11 were found on 23rd November 2014. Coins 12-14 were found on 28th February 2015, when the finders revisited the site. The latest closely dated coin is Antoninus Pius, TR P XV (AD 151/2) but the memorial coin of his deified wife, Diva Faustina I could have been struck by this emperor up to the end of the reign (AD 161). Summary: Vespasian (AD 69 -79) 1 Domitian Caesar 1 Titus (AD 79 - 81) - Divus Vespasian 1 Trajan (AD 98 - 117) 4 Hadr…
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hopwas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-01E3DA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval silver penny of Edward I or II, class 10cf3b2var (North 1042/2), minted at London, 1307-1309. The obverse inscription includes an open E (in EDWAR) known as an unusual variant in 10cf3b2, along with a large G and the letter R, N and L all exhibiting wide, straight sides (see Wood 1989, 51 for details). The coin has a full flan, the portrait and part of the obverse legend has slight wear. When viewing the obverse at the 8 o'clock position there are two V shaped indentations (1mm), 3mm apart, likewise at the 2-3 o'clock position there are a series of six indentations th…
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 15th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leeds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-ECDE40
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy two-dimensional brooch in the form of a bird, either a cockerel or a bird of prey. It is probably Early Medieval in date, about AD 1000 - 1100. The bird is depicted in profile facing left. Corrosion has damaged the front of the brooch and obscured many details. The head has a crest (or comb) with vertical ridges on it. There are hints of a transverse moulding across the neck (perhaps like the brooches on page 265 of Egan and Pritchard). The U shaped body has a wing projecting upwards above it. This is fan-shaped and has radiating ridges on it. The tail is triangular …
Created on: Monday 15th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 17th December 2014
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Record ID: BH-C4DC14
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy composite strap-end, dating from the Late Medieval period. The object has been made from two joined plates. Decoration is confined to the upper plate, where an eagle stands within the curve of a crescent, its wings spread, its head to the right. An openwork field surrounds the bird, while a number of grooves in its surface create the impression of feathers. The tips of the crescent sit upon the upper wings of the bird, where there are also visible the heads of two copper-alloy rivets, which extend from the front plate to the back plate and would have held in place th…
Created on: Saturday 13th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 6th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Baldock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-B1A6A6
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint tranchet adze of probable Early Mesolithic date, c 9000-8000 BC . The implement is parallel-sided along most of its length, slightly tapering at the top. The adze is of irregular oval cross section. On either side of the axe the flake removal scars angle downwards from the broad, roughly defined central ridge. The removal of the transverse sharpening flake has created a steep, wedge-like blade. The surface of the flint is mottled, light grey to creamy-white in colour. This type of adze is often described as a Thames pick. The adze is 154.3mm long, 44.3mm wide, 53.6mm wide a…
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th December 2014
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Record ID: GLO-B172CF
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy strap-mounted and skirted terret. The oval loop, through which the rein would have passed, is considerably worn at an angle from lower left to upper right on both sides. The loop is attached directly into a 'skirt' which is formed from four upward curving projections with globular terminals. The side projections are triangular shaped while the forward and rear projections are trefoil shaped with low rounded sides arms and a pointed central arm, both of these plates are pierced with two large holes (5mm in diameter). Each projection is separated from its neighbour by a doub…
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 22nd May 2015
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Record ID: NMS-B14138
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unusually fine and well-made medieval key, with deep cleft (7mm) in rectangular-sectioned shank forming a pin on the upper edge, a projecting (on sides, 5mm thick) rectangular boss with engraved cross-hatching on both sides and a saltire on upper and lower faces, before an elaborate openwork quatrefoil bow with four perforations and a moulded projecting fillet at each interstice. Both faces of the rectangular openwork bit (length 12mm, width 7mm, 2.5mm thick) have twin horizontal lines framing a rectangular cut-out above six narrow basal clefts forming the teeth. Length 37mm. Width of …
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 16th January 2015
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Record ID: SUR-B027FC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval silver penny of Stephen (1135-54) of a 'Southern variant' of the Watford Type c1136-1145, minted at Southampton by Sanson (North 905; Mack 207).
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 23rd April 2015
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Record ID: BM-AD1449
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver denarius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-61), dating to AD 145-61 (Reece Period 7), TR POT COS IIII LIB IIII, Liberalitas standing left with abacus and cornucopiae. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 45, no. 155var.
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Godmanchester area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-ABC735
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy Limoges style champlev√© enamelled mount - most probably from a casket or reliquary chest of high medieval date (c. AD. 1150-1250). The plate is flat and rectangular; in profile it is bowed slightly, possibly by movement in the ploughsoil but probably by being levered from the wooden casket. The mount is pierced by three rivet holes (diameter: 3.8mm) positioned on the mid-line of the mount; the upper two holes are encircled by raised annulet ribs whilst the lower is undecorated. The front is decorated with a cast design. This consists of an irregular rectangular bo…
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 9th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Radstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-9CC75B
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Roman seal box with an enamelled lid, dating from about 100 - 300 AD. The seal box is rectangular in plan and section. There is a protruding hinge mechanism at one end. The lid has a single lug as poart of the hinge. The three lower sides of the lid are longer than the top edge; they extend to the base of the box. The long side a centrally notched to alloy a cord to pass through the chamber. The face is decorated with an enamelled "celtic" design: there is a copper alloy border, then a red background, and cells bordered by copper alloy. There is an abstract …
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 11th December 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-9B3970
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver post medieval French douzain of Henry IV of France (AD 1589-1610), missing fragments from its edge.
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-8905CD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy Roman plate brooch with Celtic face, of probable 2nd century date. The central element is a slightly rounded square with a projection at each corner. Each projection contains a hollow for an enamel inlay; two inlays of blue enamel survive. Centrally within the brooch is an oval projection, hollowed behind, which has been engraved in the form of a human face, projecting towards the viewer. The face is set on a rounded projeciton. The eyes and mouth have been deeply cut and the eyebrows are in the form of an upside down letter V. A worn hinge and catchplate survive o…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
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Record ID: IOW-8780D5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Roman silver denarius of Clodius Albinus (AD 193-197), dating to the period AD 196-197 (Reece period 10). Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG COS II, Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and vertical sceptre. Mint of Lyon. RIC IV, pt. 1, p. 49, no. 36 var.; J.-B. Giard, Le monnayage de l'atelier de Lyon, p. 173, no. 33 var. Obverse: [IMP CAES D CLO(D)-SE]P ALB AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed right, seen from rear Reverse: [PROVIDENT]IA AVG COS I[I]; Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and vertical sceptre Diameter: 17.7mm. Weight: 1.96g. DA=12:6.
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 23rd April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-85188B
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A possibly incomplete late Iron Age cast copper-alloy toggle (c. 300 BC - AD 100), possibly missing enamel or perhaps coral (or similar) settings. The toggle is symmetrical in form with a central ovoid body (slightly curving in profile) and a flat circular terminal (c.4mm thick) at each end. Each terminal is 17.2mm in diameter with a concentric groove running around the centre of the outside. The body is formed of two solid hemispheres joined at their sides nearest to each other with a loop 17.10mm long (internal 5.7x5.2mm). The hemispheres are set apart at an angle between which is a …
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 21st April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Petersfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-84A6EE
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy token halfpenny, dating from the late 17th century. This token, issued by George Barne[....] of St. Giles in the Fields, London, is not listed in the standard reference works and would appear to be a previously unrecorded piece. Diameter: 19.6mm; thickness: 0.6mm. Weight: 1.33g.
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Offley', grid reference and parish protected.


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