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Record ID: SUSS-8E94FC
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A Post Medieval, silver, hair pin or bodkin, inscribed Francis Willium AD.1600-1700. The object comprises a long, thick, tapering needle-like pin that has been bent double, the inscription being on the inside of the bend. The pin is composed of a Y shaped head, where the 'thread' hole has broken. Below this are two circular sections, each decorated, set above a rectangular collar separating the head from the main body of the pin. Below the collar it runs parallel for approximately half its length before tapering gently to a rounded point. The two circles are decorated, front and back …
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shrewton Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-130D21
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Milton Keynes
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An incomplete copper alloy Pin of Roman date (AD 43-200). The object is a Crummy Type 2 and is a hair pin composed of a treble reel and spool motif surmounted by a flattened spear. The shaft is circular in section and tapers towards the terminating end which ends in an old and abraded break. The metal is a mid-green in colour with areas of light green corrosion. Length: 61.76mm, Diameter (of head): 4.65mm, Diameter (of shaft): 1.74mm, Thickness: 4.78mm, Weight: 2.2g
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-44357D
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Roman copper alloy hairpin, complete apart from the tip. The head is discoidal and flat-topped above a collar of four encircling grooves. The shank narrows steadily from top to tip. Cool 1990, Group 6. Extant length 67mm. Head diameter 7mm. Shank diameter 3.7 - <.7mm. Mid 1st - 2nd century.
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: IOW-321254
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy gilded button brooch (c. 450-c. 550). Probably Class B (Suzuki 2008: 54-58, plates 67-108). Parts of the rim, pin and catch-plate are missing. The rim is upturned and flaring at an angle of about 35°. Within the grooved border is a central chip-carved anthropomorphic forward facing mask. The helmet or hair is a pointed shape. The straight eyebrows and triangular nose are formed of a single element. Both eye sockets are pentagonal. One eye is complete and lozenge shaped. The other eye is missing due to corrosion. The horizontal …
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: NMS-C6D8EC
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Bent round-sectioned copper alloy shank, both ends missing, probably of a Roman hairpin, extant length 85mm. maximum diameter 3mm. Mid 1st - 4th century.
Created on: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Record ID: GLO-C13BB9
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy hair pin. At the head of the pin is a narrow shaft onto which would have been mounted a glass head. Below the head is a finely detailed moulded neck consisting of ring/bead/double ring/bead/single ring, the remainder of the shaft is undecorated and bent back on itself at the mid-point to form a 45 degree angle.
Created on: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Gloucestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-896782
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy probable vessel mount dating to the Roman period, c. 200-300 AD. The mount is anthropomorphic and appears to depict the crowned bust of the god Sol Invictus from the shoulders up. A protruding lower section is divided from the rendering of drapery folds by a prominent transverse ridge, above which the shoulders taper towards the neck with a co-incident rendering of the bust's tunic. The face is somewhat crude in style, demonstrating rather rough eyes, wedge-shaped nose, incised mouth and ears, above which is an apparent depiction of a pinned-up hairstyle de…
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lidgate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-61770D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) cast copper-alloy and gilded button brooch (c. AD 500 - c. 550). Suzuki Class A3. Description: This brooch is circular in plan with a low rim. The upper surface of the brooch has a raised border, alongside the inside of the rim which has been punched with regularly spaced 'dots'. Within the border is a central chip-carved anthropomorphic forward facing mask in relief. The 'helmet' (or possibly hair) is a semi-circular shape. The eyebrows and nose are formed of a single element and the eyebrows are horizontal and the nose is a sub-triangular…
Created on: Sunday 29th October 2017
Last updated: Saturday 9th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Comms', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-BAC118
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy badge or brooch of probable medieval date. The badge is decorated on the front with a King's head in the centre,face frontal, wearing a crown and with hair and a beard, and surrounded by a circle of raised beads. Around the outer circumference of this circlet is a series of roundals each with a pellet in the centre. On the underside are the remains of what maybe a catch for a pin attachment. The object has a white patina, and is slightly misshapen. Although no direct comparisons could be found in the available literature, the style of the king's head is similar…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-8F9C95
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Roman bone hair pin dating to AD 150 - 400. The hair pin is a Greep type B1.1 and Crummy type 3. The head is spherical and crudely formed. The pin shaft tapers to join the head and bulges outwards as it moves away and then tapers again towards a point. Dimensions: length: 93.61mm; diameter of shaft: 3.68mm; diameter of head: 6.56mm; weight: 1.54g Greep (1983:350) writes "Whilst the overwhelming majority of these forms belong to the third and fourth centuries, Crummy's (1979, 161) date of c.AD 200 for the arrival of these types is challenged by a small number which may be d…
Created on: Saturday 7th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th October 2017
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Record ID: GLO-B8FA99
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
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~~Copper alloy buckle the forward edge of which is expanded with a pointed rectangular plate decorated in the shape of a human facemask. The front edge of the plate has a shallow triangular projection for the nose, this is emphasized by two central lines at narrow to the top, this is flanked by two drilled holes representing the eyes. At the back of the plate is a series of vertical lines indicating hair. The arms of the clasp are rectangular in cross section and hold the narrowed strap bar at the rear. Wrapped around the strap bar is a copper alloy plate that has a hole in the centre…
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th October 2017
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Record ID: WILT-90005E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete cast early medieval gilt copper-alloy button brooch, dating to the period AD 450-550. It is probably of Suzuki's class B. The pin is missing and there is some surface damage. The upper surface of the brooch is decorated in relief with what is probably a stylised human head facing, lying within two clearly defined concentric raised ribs, with a roughly cast or damaged outer ring. The face has been damaged in the soil but appears to consist of an arched feature for hair or helmet, two dots for eyes, semi circular features for ears and roughly parallel raised ridges for mou…
Created on: Monday 25th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th October 2017
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Record ID: SUR-78ACA0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy brooch with a white metal surface coating. The brooch is openwork and takes the form of two dolphins which support a circular recess which contains a separately mounted facing bust. The bust, which is rivetted to the backplate, is slightly askew, and depicts a clean-shaven male head with short hair, but the facial details are worn. Above the bust is a lunate shape which is joined to the tips of both noses of the dolphins. The brooch has extensive additional decoration of punched dots and groups of lines. The punched dots form scrolls on the lunate shape and form li…
Created on: Sunday 24th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-680278
Object type: PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: The City of Brighton and Hove
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, copper alloy, medieval pin, AD.1000-1350. The object is incomplete but comprises the tapering shank of a pin, there is a worn break at the top of the object. The pin has a red patina. It is likely a hair or clothing pin. Too little survives to draw accurate parallels.
Created on: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Last updated: Saturday 23rd September 2017
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Record ID: BUC-BE7349
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete possible Roman or medieval figurative hair pin, consisting of the head and part of the shaft, dating from c.43- 1500 AD, group 18, sub group A. The head of the pin is shaped as a head, which is a a rounded rectangular shape. The head is possibly female, with a long nose, ovoid incised eyes, and a single incised line for the mouth. The head seems to be wearing a diadem or crown, and either has long hair or a helmet or escoffin (head dress). Below the head of the pin is a double collar, and the shank is worn and broken. The length of the pin is 21.9mm, and weighs 3.67g. The…
Created on: Friday 15th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th September 2017
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Record ID: GLO-BE1187
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Below is a catalogue of the items that were recovered form a base metal founder's hoard. All photo were taken by Eve Andreski follow this link for more images http://eveandreski.zenfolio.com/p789221425 1) One complete dog statue in a standing pose with a large drilled hole in both of the front paws to attach the item onto a base. The shoulders of the animal are decorated with a large asymmetrical sub-oval panel with a pointed tip. The panel on the left shoulder is shorter than its counterpart on the right which has a more elongated tip that is situated lower down its flank. The left …
Created on: Friday 15th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gloucestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-A516D9
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A solid cast copper alloy figurine of a crouched four-footed creature, 31 mm long, 26 mm high and 12 mm wide, probably representing a sphinx with a more anthropomorphic face and the body of a lion. The figurine is crouched or seated with the hind legs tucked under the body and the two front legs extended and curving inwards as though they once clasped something, with the head upright and facing forward. One of the front feet is broken off half way. The head has moulded oblique waves of hair running down from the top of the head to the leg, which may be intended to represent the sphinx'…
Created on: Thursday 14th September 2017
Last updated: Sunday 14th January 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-90BED6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy and gilded button brooch (c. 500 - c. 550). The pin and some of the rim are missing. This brooch is sub-circular in plan and the surviving parts of the rim is upturned and flares outwards at an angle of about 45°-50° from the plane of the plate. The upper surface of the brooch is decorated with a central chip-carved anthropomorphic forward facing mask, within a raised circular rim. The 'helmet' (or possibly hair) is formed of a distinct triangle. The eyebrows and nose are formed of a single element and the nose is a sub-trian…
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: NLM-800CB8
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver pin. Cast domed or hemispherical head with a narrower rectangular section tapering shank of maximum width 2.2mm and thickness 1.8mm with a wedge-shaped end of which the extreme tip is lost. Possibly intended to serve as a mount set into wood or leather, and distinct in its form and inferred function from an accompanying collection of larger hair/veil pins. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 750-850. Length: 15.7mm, Width/Diameter [at head]: 5.0mm, Weight: 0.75gms
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-77F07C
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman bone hair pin dating to AD 150 - 400. The hair pin is a Greep type B1.1 and Crummy type 3. The head is spherical and crudely formed. The pin shaft tapers to join the head and bulges outwards as it moves away and then tapers again towards a point, which is broken and now missing. Dimensions: length: 57.09mm; diameter of shaft: 4.05mm; diameter of head: 5.91mm; weight: 1.19g Greep (1983:350) writes "Whilst the overwhelming majority of these forms belong to the third and fourth centuries, Crummy's (1979, 161) date of c.AD 200 for the arrival of these types is challen…
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
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