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Record ID: NMGW-07268F
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval, Viking weight of 9th or 10th century date The weight comprises a cut fragment of ornamental enamelled copper alloy metalwork set into a lead base and is near-complete, missing much of the enamel (with a weight of 116.3g). The lead base is flat and sub-oval (36.5mm x 27.5mm) and the sides are slightly concave and convergent to the top face with a sub-rectangular section (19.0mm thick). A decorated enamelled copper alloy mount, now of sub-triangular form is surmounted into the lead (27mm long and 19mm wide). The mount is decorated with geometric motifs. The lower mo…
Created on: Friday 27th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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Record ID: BERK-EF785B
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy stirrup terminal dating to the Late Early Medieval period. The terminal has a hollow U-shaped linear shaft whihch would have fitted on to and fully enclosed the stirrup arm. There are two raised ribs across the length of the shaft. At the end terminal of the shaft on the upper edge behind the ribbed mouldings is a looped and crested animal's head, highly stylised and designed so that the beast's head is curled back and round to face the stirrup, creating a circular aperture. Two flattened crests, or a double comb,extend from the top of the beast's head tow…
Created on: Thursday 26th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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Record ID: SUR-B1B84B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete early-medieval silver penny of Coenwulf of Mercia (796-821), 'cross and crescents' type (North 357; Naismith R2.3a-c); 'Portraits Phase' c.810-821). Moneyer: Ealhstan; Mint: Rochester.
Created on: Monday 23rd February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-4AB3F9
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age to Roman copper alloy enamelled looped mount or stud, probably of 1st century BC to 2nd century AD date The cast mount is heavily corroded but near-complete and is of sub circular, domed form (with a diameter of 16.9mm - 18.8mm and a weight of 5.9g). The rear has an integral loop (giving an overall depth of 10.4mm), comprising a pierced rectangular lug (9.4mm long, 6.1mm high and 3.6mm thick) with an oval aperture (3.9mm long and 2.9mm wide). Otherwise the rear of the mount is hollowed. The front of the mount is domed (with a depth of 6.2mm) and has a recessed cell conta…
Created on: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 18th February 2015
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Record ID: LVPL-495C15
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy bridle bit of Iron Age date. It is one end of a bit consisting of the attachment loop and part of the shaft. The rest is missing due to old breaks. The shaft is circular in cross section and is solid. The attachment loop is circular in shape with a circular central hole. Part of it is missing due to old breaks. It is decorated with three bands, one at each edge and the third centrally. The central band is divided into three ribs. This artefact bears a similarity to the bridle bits, such as SWYOR-AC9F74 and HESH-8AE2E4. It measures 35.23mm in length, 17.…
Created on: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scunthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-3768A7
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy token *BALA IN IN ME.R-IONETHSHIR HER/PENY/1D *IANE THOM-A-S.MERCER IT /* 1.29g, corroded
Created on: Tuesday 17th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-35AEB8
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age or Roman copper alloy zoomorphic mount, probably from a vessel The mount appears to be complete or near-complete (with an overall length of 58.7mm and a weight of 47.4g) and depicts a beast, probably a dog but possibly a pig cast in the round. The beast's snout is concave and would appear to be too elongated for a pig. The end of the snout appears to have two circular depressions depicting the nostrils. The mouth of the beast is biting on a piece of ferrous plate on one side, possibly the rim of a vessel. The plate does not extend to the opposite side. The eyes are …
Created on: Tuesday 17th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th February 2015
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Record ID: PUBLIC-135BFD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Henry VIII 'sovereign type' penny of Durham, struck at the Ecclesiastical mint of Bishop Thomas Ruthall. Initial mark lis Spink 2332; North 1777
Created on: Monday 16th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hardwicke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-E0C743
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age copper alloy coin 'Thurrock' type cast potin Head to left / butting bull Cf BMCIA 660 ff Probably of Late 2nd century to Early 1st century BC date 2.39g
Created on: Friday 13th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th February 2015
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Record ID: GLO-B7E28C
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy horse harness pendant that is quatrefoil shaped with an angle between each of the lobs and a loop at the top. The design on the face is of a hooded and slightly hunched figure walking left carrying a scythe over its left shoulder, the shaft of the scythe is gripped halfway down its left hand. The blade of the implement is seen curving over the top of the figures head and back down towards its face. The figure has short legs with very large feet, the left foot is raised and suspended in front of the figure. Behind the figure is a bushy tail suggesting that this could be an…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Record ID: KENT-B67EC2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete unusal Early-Medieval copper alloy brooch, likely half of an equal-arm brooch, possibly dating to the 5th to 6th century AD. The brooch consists of the head-plate and approximately half of the bow, the rest has been broken off in antiquity. The head-plate is rectangular, with some damage on the left edge and appears to have a small chip-carved face. Below the face, the bow extends upwards at a steep angle. The bow has a raised central rib and raised border with a small triangle on either side of the bow. The central rib and border creates two sub-rectangular panels on ei…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-B54A83
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age bronze Sword fitting, hilt-end of Piggott's 'Crown' type and of 1st BC to 1st century AD date The near-complete cast hilt guard is of Stead's (2006, p 13-4) Type viii and is of oval form (with a maximum length of 59.6mm, a maximum width of 27.2mm and a weight of 33.2g). Both faces and sides have an upper edge of convex arcs, producing the characteristic 'crown' form (with a height of 18mm and a thickness at the edge of 0.5mm - 1.5mm). The lobe on each face of the hilt-end splay outwards, while the sides diverge only slightly to their top edge. One face has two perfo…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-B498D6
Object type: RING
Broad period: IRON AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy annular ring, possibly a harness fitting of Late Iron Age to Roman date The ring is complete or near-complete and is sub-circular in form (with a maximum diameter of 45.2mm, a minimum diameter of 43.9mm and a weight of 81.7g). The ring is of sub-lozenge section, with convex faces (with a width of 14.4mm - 16.5mm and a thickness of 17.1mm - 18.5mm). The central opening is circular (with a diameter of 12.7mm). The ring is decorated with three raised ribbed mouldings, incised with a cable or pseudo-stiching motif on the midsection and both apexes. No other applied …
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-B31642
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age socketed tool, probably a hammer of Middle to Late Bronze Age date c. 1200 - 700BC The tool is incomplete missing the mouth (with a length of 65.5mm and a weight of 101.1g) and has broken in antiquity. At the break, the socket mouth is of oval form (with an internal dimensions of 12.4mm x 11.1mm and with a surviving depth of 28.9mm). The tool is thicker on the more complete side (with a thickness of 3.6mm compared to 1.7mm). Each side had at least two linear stepped mouldings along its length (with a depth of up to 2.5mm). The sides are convergent, with the steppe…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-B2F337
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age bronze flat axe, possibly a reworked axe or an axe blank probably dating to c. 2,200 - 1,900BC The axe is comparatively short with a wide thick butt (with a length of 82.2mm and a weight of 202.8g). The butt is straight and flat (with a width of 39mm and a thickness of 8.5mm) possibly suggesting the axe may have been reworked from a larger axe. The sides are straight and divergent for a short distance from the butt (approximately 20mm) before becoming concave and diverging to a moderately expanded blade edge (with a surviving width of 61.2mm). The sides are round…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-A39B58
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age gold stater Western Series, inscribed: CO[RIO], probably of early 1st century AD date Cf. BMCIA 3104-33 (Farmborough Hoard 1982), possibly the same obverse and reverse dies as 3117 and same off-centre obverse 5.46g; diam: 17.5mm - 19.8mm, thickness - 1.0mm - 2.3mm, depth - 3.6mm
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-8DCE4C
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic flint polished axehead of c. 3,500 to 2,200 BC date. The axe is complete and is comparatively small (with an overall length of 125.9mm and weighing 112.3g), with some recent damage to a blade tip and to the butt. The butt is rounded and slender (with a width of 18mm) with some flaking scars evident, mostly patinated. The sides are moderately straight, slightly convex and gradually widening towards the blade edge (where the axe has a maximum width of 40.4mm). The faces of the axe are convex, giving it a pointed-oval section, reaching its maximum thickness (of 18.3mm) at …
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-8CD44C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age socketed spearhead of Pegged Type, probably of Wilburton or Ewart Park metalworking industry, corresponding to Needham's (1996) Periods 5 - 6, dated from 1500 - 950 - 750BC The spearhead is complete and retains the sediment in the socket (with a length of 159mm and with a weight of 144.7g, including sediment and 126.2g without). The socket is near-circular (with a diameter of 27.9mm - 28.6mm, 25.4mm internal and 110.1mm deep). There is no evidence for a lip at the mouth or decoration around the socket. The sides of the circular socket are conical, gradually conver…
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-221453
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy harness pendant of 14th century date The pendant is of shield-shaped form and is complete (with an overall length of 34.8mm, a width of 18.8mm and a weight of 3.9g) but is missing the suspension mount. The hinged lug is distorted and is wider at the base but deeper at the apex to accommodate the perforation (with a length of 10.4mm, a maximum width of 3.8mm and a maximum depth of 5.0mm). The shield (24.6mm long and 18.8mm wide) is heavily-corroded but has the remnants of an heraldic device, seemingly a chevron across the mid part of the shield with two cresc…
Created on: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-2191FB
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Crossbow variant type and of 3rd or 4th century date The brooch is fragmentary, missing the pin, most of the foot and the end of one arm (with a surviving length of 64.0mm and a weight of 7.4g). The pin was hinged within sub-circular cylindrical arms formed by rolled sheet copper alloy (with a surviving length of 42.3mm and a diameter of 5.2mm - 6.1mm). The axis bar does not survive and the one surviving knob (9.3mm maximum diameter and 6.9mm long) appears to have been of iron but is no longer ferrous through corrosion. The knob was of uncertain f…
Created on: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th February 2015
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