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    • County: Essex

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Record ID: FAHG-33D653
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular early Anglo-Saxon horse-harness mount with two zones of Style II decoration, dating to the first half of the seventh century; identified from the image only. The material is uncertain, although the image appears to show gilding in very good condition with occasional spots of green corrosion showing through from underlying copper alloy. The mount appears complete if slightly bent, and the image is apparently at near life size, indicating a diameter of c. 65 mm. There is a central circular setting with four similar but smaller settings evenly spaced around to form a ‘quincu…
Created on: Friday 3rd February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: FAHG-858AD2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of foot from a florid cruciform brooch, partly distorted by heat. The fragment consists of a decorated triangular panel with traces of an undecorated rectangular terminal below, which has been torn away; the tear has bent the metal before breaking, and the break is now a little worn. The rectangular terminal is separated from the triangular panel by a line of beading. The triangular panel has a relief border, and is filled with Style I decoration, now worn and hence hard to decipher. There may be a single bird, with curly beak filling the apex at the top, body in the centr…
Created on: Thursday 9th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North-west Essex', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF9120
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Miniature axe made from copper alloy. The blade is almost rectangular, tapering very slightly towards the blade end which is decorated on one face with three transverse grooves. The grooves are visible when the axe is held with the blade to the left and the shaft to the right. The shaft is circular in cross-section; where the original surface survives it is 3 mm in diameter. The shaft is set very slightly in from the butt of the axehead, but as many of the edges are fragmentary it is hard to tell exactly where the original edge of the butt was. The undecorated face has a slight gr…
Created on: Monday 12th August 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ELMSTEAD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF9082
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Pin from an annular brooch, made from cast copper alloy. It is sub-rectangular in cross-section, with rounded corners, measuring 3.5 mm wide and 4 mm thick. The loop is open and measures 10.5 mm across. There is a vague hint of a moulding at the junction of loop and shaft, but the pin is quite corroded and it is hard to tell if it was always so faint as to be hardly visible. The tip is tilted up and the underside is cut or worn away so that it can sit nicely on the frame. Total length 43 mm.
Created on: Thursday 8th August 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ELMSTEAD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF9033
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Terminal from a snake-ring, made from a very greyish soft metal, apparently a lead alloy. The hoop of the ring is circular in cross-section at the break, 3 mm in diameter; it quickly flares out to form a snake's head bezel which is 10 mm wide and 3 mm thick. The head is oval or lozengiform, and is quite stylised, with grooves along the edge on the rear half of the head but no other visible decoration. The head tapers into the hoop with no border between them, and the fragment is strongly curved to fit around the finger.
Created on: Thursday 1st August 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ELMSTEAD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF9030
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rim sherd of Roman grey ware.
Created on: Wednesday 31st July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ELMSTEAD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8970
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Tuesday 23rd July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'COGGESHALL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8680
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy button-and-loop fastener of Wild's type Vib (fasteners with plain (i.e. unenamelled) rectangular heads). Although the head was probably originally rectangular, it has now lost most if not all of its edges, and is now sub-rectangular or sub-oval and measures 25 x 16 mm x 3 mm thick. The breaks are very old and worn, and reveal a number of small holes in the metal. In the centre the head is decorated with a deep dot surrounded by a double ring. The stem emerges from the reverse of the head, turns a right-angle and then expands into a sturdy teardrop-shaped loop which is …
Created on: Monday 10th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LAYER DE LA HAYE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8679
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Long slim copper-alloy arrowhead. The head is leaf-shaped and hand-forged, with a stepped cross-section; when held with the point to the top, the left-hand side of the blade is depressed. The head measures 12 mm wide and 38 mm long; the rest of the 163 mm long object is taken up with a slim tapering tang. The upper half of the tang has a rectangular cross-section, with diagonally opposite corners having oblique cuts forming decorative barbs. When the object is held with head uppermost the left-hand rear corner and right-hand front corner are decorated in this way. The barbs are to…
Created on: Monday 10th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LAWFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8675
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete mini-terret decorated with enamel. Most of the hoop is missing, but what remains is oval in cross-section. There are two stubs from a loop on the reverse; all the breaks are old. On the front, opposite the loop, is a circular boss which extends upwards into the hoop. It is decorated with a large drilled dot surrounded by a ring; the dot is filled with light to mid blue enamel.
Created on: Friday 7th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'FRATING', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8673
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy seal matrix, now very corroded. The die was originally circular, and 18 mm in diameter; much of the edges are now missing. The reverse rises to a hexagonally facetted conical handle which ends in a broken-off pierced terminal. The central motif is a lamb and flag; the flag is small and engraved with a saltire, and the flagstaff extends up to end in a cross which starts the inscription. Remarkably, enough of the edge survives to be certain of the inscription; it reads + ECCE AGNVS DEI (Behold the Lamb of God). 14th century.
Created on: Friday 7th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LITTLE BENTLEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8676
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy button-and-loop fastener, of Wild's class VIc. The head is basically rectangular, with gently rounded sides and corners; it measures 17 x 12 mm. It has a raised border and longitudinal line along the centre, plus two raised lozenges bisected by the longitudinal line, all forming six outer and four inner triangular cells for enamel. The inner cells retain some white enamel in fairly good condition, but the enamel in the outer cells has completely decayed away. The stem projects from the reverse and then turns at a right angle; there is a lot of bubbly copper corrosion in…
Created on: Friday 7th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ESSEX BRADFIELD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8653
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Horse-harness pendant and suspension mount, not now joined but so similar that it seems likely that they were once part of a set. The mount is rounded with an integral rivet on the reverse and two bent-over projections to the base; the pendant is a slightly larger convex oval with a suspension loop at the top. The bar is missing. Both elements are made of copper alloy and gilded, and are now very corroded; the corrosion is a strong red colour which may indicate a relatively pure copper. The pendant is 20 mm long and 10.5 mm wide, and weighs 1.25g; the mount is 15 mm long and 7 mm w…
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WIX', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8650
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular copper-alloy buckle, 22 mm in diameter, with a central pin bar. The frame is now corroded and measures 3 mm wide by 2 mm thick; the inner edge is angled. On the bar a small copper-alloy plate survives; this has a pin slot, but no frame recesses, and is gilded on its upper surface. It is trapezoidal in shape and measures 13 x 13 mm; it has a slightly smaller under-plate, the two being joined by a single small rivet hole.
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WIX', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8651
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Oval frame from a composite buckle. Made of copper alloy, it is 21.5 mm wide and has an off-centre pointed pin rest. There are radiating filemarks all around the frame, with less neat ones on the reverse. The two pointed arms of a short integral spacer plate both survive complete; they step out to become wider near the frame, with a tapering slot in the centre to accommodate the (now missing) pin. There are traces of solder on both sides of the spacer, where the thin outer sheets would originally have been fixed.
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WIX', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8652
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lozenge-shaped copper-alloy harness mount, slightly convex. It is decorated on the front with three chevrons of decayed enamel, now green, with the gilded surface of the copper alloy in between. On the reverse is a large integral rivet with burred-over end, which increases the thickness to 10 mm. The arms were probably originally or three chevrons gules, the arms of the Clare family. A lozenge may have indicated the arms of a woman.
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WIX', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8654
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast lead ornament in the shape of an arrow, with flat reverse and angled or midribbed front giving a low triangular cross-section. The object appears to be complete. Similar lead objects in the shape of stars are thought to have been set into the plaster of medieval ceilings as architectural ornaments; see Egan 1998, no. 90.
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WIX', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8655
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Plate, perhaps from a strap clasp or book clasp, made by folding a long rectangular strip of copper alloy in half. There is a wide circular gap at the fold, 5.5 mm in external diameter. The strip tapers at the fold to 6 mm wide, presumably to accommodate some kind of frame. One half is decorated with an engraved motif, probably a plant, which has two decorated leaves and a triangular flower in the centre. To either side is rocker-arm engraving. The plant appears to be the right way up when the plate is held with the fold downwards.
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WIX', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8649
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy book clasp of the type with hinged perforated end. The plate is now quite corroded, and has frame recesses and two rivet holes. A single copper-alloy rivet survives in one of the holes. The plate is 10 mm wide. The hinged end is made from a different metal, darker and less corroded; perhaps cast rather than hammered. It has two projecting ends holding a bar on which the plate and end are hinged. Beyond this it has rounded edges, a convex top and a flat reverse, and is 12 mm wide. In the centre is a circular hole, 3.5 mm in diameter. Opposite the plate is a stylised animal-…
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2002
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WIX', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8387
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
End-cap from a knife handle, consisting of two rectangular pieces of copper-alloy sheet sandwiched around the remains of a 4 mm thick iron tang. The copper-alloy sheets measure 14 x 17 mm, and have some scratched or engraved decoration. On one side this appears to be four parallel and slightly oblique lines with zig-zag between the central pair, and on the other side is a possible shield with central vertical line. The iron protrudes slightly around three sides of the copper alloy; it is very corroded, as the object does not react to a magnet. End-caps usually have an oval cross-sec…
Created on: Friday 5th April 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DEDHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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