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Record ID: WILT-F8E7CB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy finger ring, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. The finger ring has a narrow, shallowly plano-convex hoop which expands into a sub-rectangular bezel. The bezel is stamped with a design depicting an expanding, equal armed cross within a beaded border, flanked by a five-petalled rosette stamped on either shoulder. The hoop of the ring has been deformed by post-depositional damage. Dimensions: length 21.9mm; width 7.5mm; thickness 1.1mm; weight 1.27g. cf. similar finger rings on this database: ESS-038111, KENT-1F0E36, SWYOR-C83064.
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-E9C398
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete gilt copper-alloy Medieval cloisonné enamel brooch, dating to the late 10th to early 11th centuries AD, of the well attested Saunderton type (more recently Weetch type 20.A). Description: The brooch is roughly circular with 7 projecting rounded knops around the circumferential flange that marks the edge of the backplate. Each knop would have had a blob of enamel or small glass cabochon although only one dark cobalt blue setting relay. The base of each knop is integral to the backplate. The circular body of the brooch is decorated with a cloisonné design formed by strip…
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-A8E1E5
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron rotary key of Goodall Type 6b / Ward-Perkins type VI, dating between the 14th and 15th centuries. Description: The key has an oblong, solid stem ending in line with the bit and projecting slightly into the oval, nearly kidney shaped bow, which is broken leaving a small gap. The bit extends downwards from the stem when viewed horizontally and features asymmetrical wards and three deep clefts; two on the left hand and one on the right hand side of the bit. The bit features very intricately-cut wards, leaving shallow clefts. Measurements: 70.01mm Length, 27.4mm (width…
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Saturday 8th December 2018
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Record ID: PAS-925F06
Object type: ASSEMBLAGE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An assemblage of grave goods, comprising: A copper alloy annular brooch, in two joining fragments (SFAAB) A copper alloy, silver, gold and garnet composite buckle (SFAAC) Two small finds which together form a complete iron knife (SFAAD/AAE) (1) Copper alloy annular brooch A copper alloy annular brooch, discovered in two pieces but subsequently joined during conservation. The brooch is complete except for the pin, which is missing save for a small amount of iron corrosion attached to the ring. The ring is circular to D-shaped in cross-section and may have been decorated, although it…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7BC96E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fine Post Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Minted in London in 1582. North (1991) no. 1997. Measurements: diameter: 24mm, thickness: 0.65mm, weight: 1.9g
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-782E18
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval cast copper-alloy single loop buckle dating to c.1250-1500. The frame has a D-shaped loop with an enlarged outer edge that is also slightly pointed. The sides are curved and the strap bar is very narrow and slightly offset. Length 21.5mm, width 16.4mm, thickness 1.6mm and weight 1.2g. Similar buckles can be seen in R Whitehead - Buckles 1250-1800, page 18.
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-6849FE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval (c.AD1250-1450) copper-alloy, folded sheet buckle plate and buckle. Description: The buckle plate is folded sheet copper alloy, with two rivet hole at the end furthest from the fold around the buckle. The plate is recessed to fit the buckle and the strap end is secured by two domeheaded rivets, both in situ. The upper plate surface is decorated with an inscription wihtin two bands, the upper band has 'A V E . M'. running from rivet to buckle; while the lower band has 'A R I A' inverted, running from buckle to rivet. The buckle bar is insitu, alougth the loop is missing at a…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-66414C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A late Iron-age uninscribed copper-alloy unit of the Kent region / Cantiaci, dating to the period c.50-20 BC, Bear and Bull type. Obverse: Bear with bird on its back right. Reverse: Bull right, prominent horns on facing head. As ABC, p. 38, no. 267; BMC nos. 2484-2486. Diameter 13.9mm, thickness 1.4mm and weight 1.2g.
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-651314
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper-alloy crotal bell of post-medieval date (c. 1600 - 1800 AD). The object is spherical in form and hollow. Approximately half of the body has broken off and is now missing, leaving an abraded broken edge. A rectangular suspension loop extends from the top of the object, with a circular perforation. There is another circular aperture below the suspension loop, on the main body of the crotal bell. A flat ridge runs around the widest part of the object. The crotal bell is decorated on the outer face in a raised design consisting of U-shaped frames filled with transverse cu…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5061F9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman contemporary copy of a copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period c.355-361 AD (Reece period 18). Obverse: [...], Diademed and draped bust right. Reverse: [FEL TEMP REPARATIO] reverse type depicting a Soldier spearing a fallen horseman. Extremely corroded with all inscriptions and most detail illegible.
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-3B7E42
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle dating to c.1250-1500. The loop is D-shaped with an expanded and slightly thickened front edge. The strap bar is narrowed and offset and retains it's copper alloy pin. Length 15.4mm, width 11.8mm, thickness 2.9mm and weight 1.7g. Reference: R Whitehead - Buckles 1250-1800, page 19, plate No 24.
Created on: Sunday 2nd December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-27F114
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete 17th century copper alloy farthing trade token of John Couchman of Sandwich in Kent dated 1656. Williamson (1889, 382) Kent No.495. Two portions of the flan are missing but most of the token remains. The central fields on both sides have the initial letters C / I E in two lines. Obverse legend: IOHN * COVCHM[AN] * Reverse legend: IN * [S]AND[WIC]H * 1656 * (with pellet and star word stops).
Created on: Saturday 1st December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-114D6D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval silver penny of Henry V from the York mint (class D) dating to c.1413-22. Heavily clipped and quite worn. North (1991) no. 1401. Obverse: facing crowned bust with an annulet to the right of the crown +hE[NRIC REX AN]GL Reverse: long cross with three pellets in each quarter and a quatrefoil with pellet in the centre [CIVI]/TAS/EB[O/RACI] Diameter 14.5mm, thickness 0.5mm and weight 0.6g.
Created on: Friday 30th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-FFB284
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy pedestal type seal matrix dating to c.1300 - 1400, showing the head of St John the Baptist on a platter. The matrix face is slightly oval. The pedestal is faceted with six facets, thins as it rises to a collar topped by a partially missing terminal. The design in the centre of the matrix is of the head of St John the Baptist in a bowl with a six point star and a crescent moon above the head. The design is within a pellet border. Around the design is a legend within a outer border. The legend starts with a star and reads: "*CAPVT IOHIS⌣" (Head of John). The …
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-FDDC90
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy stirrup strap mount of Early-Medieval to Medieval date, c.AD 1000-1100. The strap mount is probably of Williams' Class A, Type 10C. The mount is sub-triangular in plan and convex, with the remains of a circular pierced attachment loop at the top, broken at either side of the hole. At the other end of the mount are two rectangular areas of dark corrosion product in either corner, over where the rivets would be. The shape of the corrosion is possibly indicative of plate rivets, although no parallels for this could be found. The outer face is decorated with a mo…
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-FC6D81
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete high tin copper-alloy or pewter scabbard chape of late Medieval to early Post Medieval dating (AD 1450 to AD 1550). Description: Only one half of the chape remains, likely the front plate. It has a wide scallop end with a small terminal knop. The grooves and ridges which create the effect of the shell radiate out from a recessed openwork trefoil, with two of the holes parallel towards the upper end. Immediately before the trefoil is a transverse ridge. Above the ridge is a set of three circular holes and then another transverse ridge. The mouth of the chape has a central…
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-FC065D
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A strip of sheet lead alloy folded around a small fragment of sheet lead of uncertain date. Description: The sheet leaded is folded over on itself from each end once and then folding in half. In the central fold is a small flat lead section with even concave sides, creating a 'calfskin' shape in plan. there is no incised detailing or decoration. Both object are patinated typical of aged lead Measurement: Total combined weight of both objects 58.32g Object 1: 37.49mm long, 29.67mm wide, 15.71mm thick 57.3g in weight Object 2: 23.17mm long, 22.21mm wide, 1.93mm thick and 1.02g in wei…
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-FB94D9
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete pewter or tin-alloy Medieval (c.AD 1250-1400) D-shaped buckle with narrowed offset strap bar. Description: The buckle is small, with thin bars of which the strap bar is offset. At the opposite end of the frame the loop is swollen with three incised grooves creating ribbed decoration. The decoration wraps the front of the frame. The buckle pin is missing. The back of the buckle is flat with evidence of extensive filing/bevelling. The colour of the buckle is a dark grey and it is mostly in good condition with only minimal warping. Measurement: 16.28mm long, 22.56mmm wide.…
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-FB5D1A
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn fragment of copper-alloy probable spoon of Roman date, AD 100 -150. Description: Fragment consists of a handle of circular cross-section and the C shaped offset or dogleg linking it to the now missing pear-shaped bowl.. The offset is rectangular in cross-section. The handle tapers to a point away from the bowl end. There is no decoration. The spoon has a rough, light green patina. Measurements: 56.78mm long, 4.26mm wide, 11.65mm thick (including off-set bar, 3.8mm at thickest without offset) and 2.23g in weight Discussion: A similar spoon is illustrated in Crummy (1983, 70) …
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leaveland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-FAE63B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and warped cast copper-alloy Colchester brooch of late Iron Age or early Roman date, likely c.15 BC - AD63. Description:The brooch has a pair of short roughly rectangular wings flanking a central loop for a copper-alloy spring and an a continous axis bar fitting into a further forward-pointing loop immediately above the head folded over onto the point between the wings. The spring and axis bar project wider than the brooch. A very narrow near ovoid section bow tapers towards very thin, long and plain foot. A perforated/openwork catch-plate is present although snapped acr…
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leaveland', grid reference and parish protected.


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