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Record ID: NFAHG-C241B0
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy seal matrix with socket, for producing cloth seals (alnage seals). The die itself is circular and 29mm in diameter. In side view, the matrix rises vertically from the die for about 3mm then begins to taper with a slightly concave curve to an open end 19-20mm in external diameter. The matrix is overall 14mm thick and weighs 39.0g. There are two small bumps on the outside, very close to the socket's edge, which are surrounded by iron staining and which may be the remains of iron nails fastening a wooden handle. These are not quite opposite each other; one is above the C in …
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th November 2018
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Record ID: FAHG-1C5728
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polyhedral pinhead in the shape of a cube with the corners cut off to produce a faceted shape. The single visible face is one of the lozengiform sides, and this has engraved decoration around a central reserved lozenge. The shaft appears to be entirely missing. 8th or, more probably, 9th century.
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-1C4203
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Head and socket from a composite pin of middle to late Anglo-Saxon date, probably 9th century. The head is in the shape of a cube with the corners cut off to produce a faceted shape; all of the faces visible in the photograph (two lozengiform side faces, two upper triangular faces, and the just-visible lower triangular and upper lozengiform faces) appear to have engraved decoration. On other examples of this type the engraving is inlaid with niello. There is a substantial collar beneath the head, and then a slightly flaring circular-section socket with a circular hole passing right th…
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-1BE680
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete early Anglo-Saxon cast saucer brooch, originally decorated with five running spirals in chip-carved relief; three of these now survive. In the centre is a circular relief ring, and around the edge is a ridge and then an upwards-curving shallow rim. On the reverse is an integrally cast lug, part either of the pin bar lug or the catch 5th or 6th century. Pair to FAHG-1BBCF6.
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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Record ID: FAHG-1BBCF6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Anglo-Saxon cast saucer brooch decorated with five running spirals in chip-carved relief. In the centre is a circular relief ring, and around the edge is a ridge and then an upwards-curving shallow rim, now missing in places. On the reverse is a cast ridge joining a pin bar lug at one end and a catch at the other; both look damaged and incomplete. 5th or 6th century. Pair to FAHG-1BE680.
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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Record ID: FAHG-1B7273
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Anglo-Saxon circular mount, probably from horse-harness. It is decorated with a single band of relief animal ornament around a central boss. Around the edge is a wide border, probably with stamped ornament, and a lower beaded rim. The reverse has no obvious means of attachment. Compare BUC-24D605, BERK-18B795 and BH-5D35E5; also a repoussé silver mount from Caenby, Lincs (Speake 1980, pl. 15k). Early 7th century.
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-1B2DA4
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Anglo-Saxon circular mount, probably from horse-harness. The mount is decorated with a single band of triple-strand interlace with no heads or other zoomorphic elements. There is an outer ridged border, probably consisting of three ridges, and an inner single ridge dividing the interlace from a domed boss in the centre. The reverse appears corroded (perhaps with iron adhering) and there is no visible means of attachment. The interlace suggests a very late 6th- or early 7th-century date; compare an example from Sutton Hoo Mound 17 (Carver 2005, fig. 112, no. 25ci).
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-1B0694
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Anglo-Saxon rectangular mount with terminals, probably from horse-harness. The mount is decorated with Style I relief animal ornament in a central rectangular panel and on pairs of semi-circular panels on the terminals, and these areas appear to be gilded. In side view the mount is curved or bent, perhaps for attachment to a noseband. There are no obvious rivets or other means of fixing. Compare SOMDOR-305381.
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-1AD586
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Anglo-Saxon button brooch of Avent and Evison's Class I, probably Class Ii. Only the centre of the brooch survives, with much of the rim missing. There is hair rather than a helmet, a continuously vertically ribbed crescent around the top of the face. Below the hair are two round pellet eyes, with a groove separating these from the hair; there are no brow ridges. A ridge runs down between the eyes to for the nose. A single squarish boss forms each cheek and between the lower cheeks, below the nose, are two curved blocks making mouth and chin. The curved mouth and chin give th…
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 17th December 2013
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Record ID: SWYOR-9B8561
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Terminal of a cignus type Roman spoon in the form of a bird's head; the rest of the handle and the spoon bowl are missing. The head is long and narrow, with a flaring, round-ended beak. A groove around this forms the mouth, and has small jagged notches forming teeth. There is a humped brow over the eyes, and between the vertical wall of this and the horizontal beak is a ridged moulding. There is an eye to either side of the brow; on one side this consists of a circular groove with an S-shaped eyebrow above, but on the other side the eye is made from the curled end of the eyebrow. The …
Created on: Friday 6th September 2013
Last updated: Monday 17th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ferriby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAHG-C743A5
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete toy gridiron with fish, made from a lead/tin alloy (pewter) with a patina which is shiny in patches. The gridiron is basically rectangular but slightly trapezoidal, flaring from the handle end; it has six bars of equal thickness and triangular cross-section parallel to the handle, and a similar transverse bar to either end. The longer transverse bar has a backwards-curving hook to either end, one now crushed. The shorter transverse bar, at the handle end, is decorated with oblique ribbing giving a cabled effect. This bar has an angular U-shaped arrangement at either end as if…
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2012
Last updated: Monday 11th May 2015
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Record ID: FAHG-A78D56
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rose/orb jetton in reasonably good condition. The jetton is very slightly dished so that on the reverse the central motif is on the outside of the curve and is therefore worn. The inscriptions are very clear. Hanns Krauwinckel II, working 1586-1635; reverse inscription, HEIT ROTT MORGEN DOTT (Today red (i.e. healthy) tomorrow dead).
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2011
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Record ID: FAHG-123AB4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rectangular Carolingian-style mount made of gilded silver and inlaid with niello. It has been cast in high relief, with detailed and well made leaf and flower decoration. The mount is convex, with tall sides and a hollowed, uneven reverse which bears four integrally cast attachment lugs, one at each corner and set longitudinally. Each is pierced, but the end of each lug is considerably worn, so that two of the piercings are now worn through, on diagonally opposite corners. A central boss in the shape of a four-petalled flower is inlaid with a niello line down each petal, forming a sal…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: CAM-D39907
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable toggle, made from copper alloy and now incomplete. The surviving end consists of a flattened sphere 8.5 mm in diameter and 7 mm long, at one end of a short shaft 3.7 mm in diameter, decorated with three transverse grooves. At the other end of the shaft is another basically globular element, but this is tapered on one side to give a sub-triangular cross-section. Through the apex of the triangle is a circular perforation 2.9mm in diameter. On the opposite side of this element is the stub of another shaft 3.2-3.5 mm in diameter and about 2.5 mm long, which ends in a fresh break.…
Created on: Friday 12th November 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAHG-7B3D73
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gilded copper-alloy great square-headed brooch of early Anglo-Saxon date, complete with red enamel inlays on head, bow and foot, and with the remains of silver plates on the footplate. Ancient repair on the bow. The brooch has relief decoration in Salin's Style I, and the silver-and-gold colour scheme is known as the Bichrome Style. The brooch fits squarely within Hines's Group X, which is tentatively dated at present to the later part of his Phase 2 (in calendar years, perhaps c. 525-c. 550 AD; Hines in Hunn et al. 1994, 129). Headplate The headplate has a rectangular inner pan…
Created on: Wednesday 9th September 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-885B35
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very unusual and probably significantly early small-long brooch. The headplate is of cruciform type, with a small thick rectangular headplate and three half-round knobs. The headplate is undecorated except for a small curved bevel in one lower corner (the other is obscured by iron corrosion) and a central circular perforation 3 mm in diameter. The side knobs are no thicker than the headplate, and are now slightly corroded, but it appears that they were originally decorated with a broad transverse groove between a pair of narrower transverse grooves. The top knob is slightly larger, t…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-884BC4
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Openwork mount, perhaps from horse harness. In shape it is a little like an urn, with a projecting stem, then a rounded base decorated with incised lines radiating from the junction of base and stem. The upper part has two large circular perforations, 5 mm in diameter, with a transverse groove above and below. Above, the mount is damaged and possibly distorted, but there appears to be a long narrow transverse oval perforation in the centre, and then a straight or slightly incurved top edge which projections slightly to either side. On the reverse are two integral rivets, one large…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-883FA5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Iron Age to early Roman brooch of Nauheim derivative type, made from a flat strip of copper alloy. At one end the strip has been wound into a spring; the chord passes under the bow and is then broken, so that the other half of the spring and the pin are missing. The surviving spring half has two turns and then widens into a bow 5 mm wide, which is decorated with a border groove down each edge. The bow gently tapers again, but the very end of the bow and the catchplate are missing (fresh breaks). Despite being small and flimsy, the brooch seems to be well made. 1st century BC to…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 10th September 2014
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Record ID: CAMHER-8829C2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Corroded remains of a Colchester one-piece brooch made from copper alloy. It has tiny stubs of rectangular wings, a forward-facing hook worn to a tiny curved spike, the remains of the pin as another spike, and a very corroded circular-section bow curving down to a point. The remains of a catchplate can be seen as a thin fin on the reverse of the foot. The metal is a rough brown. Late Iron Age or early Roman, c. 20-60 AD. 41 mm long. 2.15g.
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Saturday 16th May 2015
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Record ID: CAMHER-881C04
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy spoon with white-metal coating. The oval bowl has all its edges broken, and surviving dimensions of 43 mm long and 30 mm wide. The handle is short and very chunky, with a pointed-oval cross-section. The white-metal coating extends over the smooth interior of the bowl, up the handle, and over the end of the handle to continue down the back, suggesting that the short handle is the result not of breakage but of deliberate manufacture. The handle meets the bowl at its back rather than its edge. The back of the spoon has relief decoration of a well modelled human fac…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-880A07
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of Roman bracelet made from thin flat copper-alloy strip. One end has a flared and flattened terminal broken across a central perforation, and the other end is broken (old break). The bracelet is decorated with multiple motifs; next to the terminal are six transverse grooves, then there is a narrow longitudinal groove between rows of edge nicks, then six more transverse grooves. A large ring-and-dot motif comes next, then two more transverse grooves. There is then a slightly raised square area, divided by grooves into two longitudinal panels, each decorated with four small do…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
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Record ID: CAMHER-87FA22
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Outer edge of a buckle frame, made from copper alloy with a white-metal coating on both faces. The exterior is smoothly curved and has a grooved border. The inner edge is incurved to produce a loop which is kidney-shaped internally. The reverse is slightly concave. Surviving width 43 mm, length of fragment 17 mm, weight 6.89g. This fragment is from a double-looped buckle frame similar to that illustrated by Ross (Buckles 1250-1800) nos. 440 and 571. 17th or early 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-87EA07
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gilded copper-alloy mount, possibly from horse harness. It appears to be incomplete, although the breaks are old and it is difficult to reconstruct its original appearance. At one end of the fragment is a sub-rectangular lobe (8 x 6 mm), decorated with an incised double-strand saltire, with a large tapering integral rivet on the reverse. From this a bar extends at an angle; there is a small stub extending from this which may be the remains of an openwork design. There is what appears to be the stub of a matching bar extending from the sub-rectangular lobe, which would make the desig…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 30th January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAMHER-87D615
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Strap fitting made from two tapering pieces of copper alloy sheet, held together by a copper-alloy rivet at the apex and a second in the centre of the wider end. One plate is decorated with incised lines; it appears to have a double line across the middle dividing it into two small panels, the wider of which at least seems to have a border around. Within each panel is a double-line saltire (diagonal cross). The edges are rather abraded and quite a bit of surface is now missing. 10 mm wide, 18 mm long, rivet c. 2 mm thick. 0.87g. Medieval, probably 13th or 14th century.
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-87C1F4
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete strap fitting made from copper-alloy sheet. The fitting is 12 mm wide at the attachment end and has a single central rivet hole here; it then continues to a loosely bent fold where the corners are obliquely trimmed, suggesting that the fold was designed to hold or link to another element. The object is broken at the fold. The fitting is decorated with fine incised lines; there is a pair of transverse lines at the attachment end and near the fold, with a saltire (a diagonal cross) in between. Surviving length19 mm; weight 0.88g. Medieval, probably 13th or 14th century.
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-87B132
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Strap fitting made from a single slightly tapering sheet of copper alloy, bent in half and originally secured at the wider end by a single rivet, now missing. There is a wide gap at the central fold and the corners here have been obliquely trimmed, suggesting that the fold was perhaps intended to suspend something like a pendent mount or to hold something like a strap clasp. The fitting is decorated on the front half with a saltire (a diagonal cross) made up of neatly engraved zig-zag or rocker-arm ornament. The backplate is undecorated and is slightly narrower than the front. Maxi…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-879EC6
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Purse Hanger Small copper-alloy purse hanger, or arched pendent mount, from a belt. There is a central lobe divided from two arches by engraved oblique lines. One of the arches is now largely missing (fresh break) but the other is complete, and ends in a horizontal bar with a small ridge on the lower edge, set slightly in from the end, forming a hinge which would have swivelled on a mount. Surviving width 34 mm; probable original width c. 46 mm. Top to bottom, 13 mm. Thickness, 2 mm. Weight, 1.78g. These purse hangers date to the middle of the 13th century (Egan and Pritchard …
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-878075
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper-alloy forked spacer plate from a composite strap-end, now incomplete. One arm is largely missing, and the other is also probably incomplete, although the break is old. The arms have traces of solder on each face, and form a straight or slightly tapering shape with a pointed end. In the centre of the pointed end is a large flattish knop, with a collar beneath. The knop consists of a flared moulding with a second moulding and then a terminal beyond; this was probably intended to represent an acorn in its cup. There is a casting flaw on one face, resulting in the collar be…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-8760E5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Groat of Mary I. Obverse worn almost completely flat. On the reverse, two quarters of a shield bearing fleurs-de-lis can just be seen, together with some of the inscription VERITA/S TEM/[PORIS FILIA] (Truth, the daughter of Time). A mintmark intended to represent a pomegranate appears between VERITAS and TEMPORIS. North 1960. 1553-4. Diameter 22 mm, weight 1.4g.
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-871938
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy plate brooch. The central plate is lozenge-shaped, with bevelled edges around a deep central recess. There is a knop at each corner. Two opposing knops have a pair of hinge lugs and a catchplate, and they are longer, each decorated with a single bead (convex moulding) and reel (concave moulding). The other two knops are smaller, each decorated with a single bead moulding between a pair of collars. The brooch measures 32 mm long along the axis of the pin (now missing) and 24 mm at right angles to this. It weighs 2.69g. From the parallels in Hattatt (nos. 1090 and 10…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-870745
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy plate brooch, circular and originally c. 25 mm in diameter. The plate is now bent and a little is missing. There are extensive traces of a whitish substance, probably decayed enamel, across the front, but no colour or design can be made out; the red colour of the exposed metal beneath is a common copper corrosion product in the presence of enamel. On the reverse is an integrally cast raised strip with a pair of hinge lugs at one end and a curled-over catchplate at the other. Roman, 2nd century AD. 3.45 g.
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-86EBF0
Object type: ANNULAR BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of flat annular brooch, made from copper alloy and decorated on both faces. At one end the brooch has broken at the pin constriction, and a tiny stub of the bar on which the pin originally hinged can be seen on the edge of the object. At the other end the oblique break is fairly worn. On one face, the panel of decoration is enclosed within a groove, leaving a reserved border around three edges. It seems to represent fronds of stylised leaves. On the other side, there is a narrower reserved border around three sides, but the panel is divided into two narrow bands by a cent…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-86DCE5
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragmentary Roman spoon made from copper alloy with a white-metal coating and dating to the second or third centuries AD. The bowl must originally have been oval, but the far end is now torn away and too damaged to reconstruct its precise original shape. The handle is also incomplete, but appears to gently change from a circular cross-section to a tall rectangular cross-section; it then expands to a curve below, with a circular perforation, and an upper part decorated with V-shaped ribbing. The curved part then extends forward to attach to the back of the bowl in a long tail. Cru…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 24th January 2012
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Record ID: CAMHER-86CC72
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two joining fragments from a wide copper-alloy bracelet, 16 mm wide; the fragments are c. 29 mm and c. 27 mm long and weigh 2.52g and 2.16g respectively. No terminal of this bracelet survives. The fragments are decorated with two broad longitudinal grooves down the centre, and running down the middle of each groove are some obliquely set oval pellets giving the impression of cabling. Quite corroded. Roman, 1st-2nd centuries AD. Similar examples are known from Colchester (Crummy 1983, 37, no. 1566, fig. 38) , Verulamium (Waugh & Goodburn 1972, 31, fig. 31).
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 28th August 2013
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Record ID: CAMHER-86B091
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Short fragment of wide copper-alloy bracelet, 18 mm wide and 20 mm long. One end is bent and broken, but the other is original, and cut straight across. This terminal is decorated with four transverse zones of what looks like rouletted ornament; two strips of circles in the centre, flanked with a strip of ribbing on either side. The rest of the fragment is decorated with longitudinal lines; the edges each have a groove cut across with tiny nicks, then a broad flat-topped ridge, then a broad groove, and in the centre a series of narrower grooves and ridges. It weighs 2.35g. Roman, …
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 28th August 2013
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Record ID: CAMHER-869537
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of copper-alloy bracelet. One end is (oldish break) but the other retains a curled-back snake-head terminal. The body of the bracelet is very worn, but some decoration can just be seen – a groove running along either edge, with oblique nicks surviving in some places across the groove. Very close to the terminal, the oblique grooving seems to run right across the width of the bracelet, and it may be that the lines appear to be across the groove only because they are worn away from everywhere else. The bracelet drastically narrows at the surviving terminal, then turns back…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-868496
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of copper-alloy bracelet terminal that has been converted into a finger-ring. The original bracelet was flat and 7 mm wide, and may have been decorated with small dots perhaps along either edge, although the presence of many small corrosion pits makes this uncertain. One end is cut straight across, and the other preserves the original snake-head terminal of the bracelet, which has a slight flattening around the edge but no other detail or decoration. The finger-ring is large, 20 x 22 mm internally. The bracelet is Roman, late third or fourth centuries AD, and it was probab…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-867260
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of narrow copper-alloy bracelet. One end is broken (old break) and the other is sharply pointed; the curve of the bracelet is still obvious. It is apparently undecorated, although very corroded. Plano-convex cross-section. Uncurled length, 80 mm. Width 3 mm. Weight 3.84g. Probably Roman, late third or fourth centuries AD.
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-864ED7
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of narrow copper-alloy bracelet. Although both ends are broken, the curve of the bracelet is still obvious. It is very worn and the decoration is unclear in places, but there appears to be a zone of narrow oblique grooves at either edge, pointing in different directions to give a chevron effect but with the centre unmarked. Then there is a zone of similar oblique grooves in the centre, this time not reaching the edges. In places the decoration appears to be worn away completely. Flat cross-section. Total uncurled length of fragment, 87 mm; width, 5 mm. Weight 3.85g. Rom…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAMHER-862B65
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of narrow copper-alloy bracelet. Although both ends are broken, the curve of the bracelet is still obvious. It is decorated with continuous, slightly oblique, ribbing made up of quite broad grooves which reach right to the edges of the bracelet. The edges are not straight and parallel, but wiggle as if the more fragile edges of the grooves have become more worn than the more robust edges of the ridges. Flat cross-section. Quite corroded, with some parts of the surface missing. Maximum width 5 mm; uncurled length of fragment, 53 mm. Weight 2.12g. Roman, late third or fourth ce…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
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Record ID: CAMHER-860E56
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Jetton of Rose/orb type, very worn and with fragmentary edges. Issued by Hans Krauwinckel II, working 1586-1635.
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-ECF650
Object type: RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy ring, diameter 20 mm externally and 12 mm internally. In cross-section it is a slightly flattened circle, 3 x 4 mm. The ring has one point of considerable internal wear and has a nice mid green patina. Possibly a medieval buckle or brooch frame.
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-ECCD27
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy buckle frame with integral forked spacer plate. The frame is oval, with a pointed (but not grooved) projection at the pin rest; the frame has bevelled edges throughout with visible filemarks. The forked spacer has traces of solder on both faces where the decorative top and bottom plates were attached, and a slot forming a bar over which the pin could swivel. Length 40 mm, width of frame 22 mm, width of spacer plate 13mm, weight 3.7g. This buckle type dates to the 14th century.
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-EC8032
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Long D-shaped copper-alloy buckle frame, now worn and bent. The bar was originally straight, and the sides have the vestiges of transverse ridges near the bar. In the centre of the curved outer edge is a large collared knop. This buckle frame is similar to one from London which was found in a deposit dated to c. 1300 to c. 1350 (Egan and Pritchard 1991, no. 421); there are also several from Meols (Egan in Griffiths et al. 2007, nos. 622-5).
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Record ID: CAM-EC44E7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small oval copper-alloy buckle frame, with a narrowed offset bar and quarter-circle cross-section. There is a lobe at either end of the bar and patches of iron staining all over frame and bar. It measures 15 mm long by 18 mm wide, and weighs 2.58g. This buckle frame is similar to one from London which was found in a deposit dated to c. 1270 to c. 1350 (Egan and Pritchard 1991, no. 274).
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-EBF632
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small D-shaped copper-alloy buckle frame with narrowed bar. The frame is a flattish oval in cross-section, with a well-preserved shiny white-metal coating on the reverse which has completely worn off the upper surface. There are also filemarks on the reverse. This buckle frame is similar to one from London which was found in a deposit dated to c. 1330 to c. 1380 (Egan and Pritchard 1991, no. 420).
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-895E77
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small copper-alloy buckle frame, D-shaped internally; the outer edge has a central grooved projection forming the pin rest. There is a moulding across one side near the bar, but this has no pair across the other side. There are traces of a black coating, perhaps black ‘lacquer’ (a linseed oil coating). It measures 16 mm long and 19 mm wide, and weighs 1.31g. This is a rather amateurish copy of the ‘lipped’ buckle frames from London, found in deposits dated to c. 1270 to c. 1400 (Egan and Pritchard 1991, nos. 306-310). The moulding on the side near the bar is also found o…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-893566
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small copper-alloy buckle frame, oval internally with an offset straight bar; the outer edge is pointed externally and has a grooved pin rest. The loop of a copper-alloy pin survives on the bar, with a groove across at the junction of the loop and shaft. White-metal coating over all surfaces of both frame and pin. It measures 15 mm long and 15 mm wide, and weighs 1.21g. Similar buckles from London have been found in deposits dated to c. 1270 to c. 1400 (Egan and Pritchard 1991, nos. 306-310).
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-891616
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flimsy oval copper-alloy buckle frame. The frame has an offset bar; the outer edge is thickened into an ornate solid pointed shape which is decorated on one face with grooves. The decoration is not symmetrical; there is a central grooved pin rest, and to one side a groove in front of a moulding and to the other side a groove in front of a double moulding. The straight bar has wear marks from a plate. The buckle frame is 21 mm wide and 17 mm long and weighs 1.37g. It is similar to a buckle from a late 14th-century context in London (Egan and Pritchard 1991, no. 297).
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-88D8F2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Oval copper-alloy buckle frame and part of plate. The frame has an offset straight bar; the outer edge is thickened into a roll-moulding with a recess in the centre holding a separate sheet roller. The roller is now corroded into position; it has a central grooved pin rest running around both faces. The remains of a copper-alloy plate are wrapped around the bar. This has frame recesses cut into either corner, and a slot for the pin, and two separate copper-alloy rivets. Both upper and lower plates are broken at the rivet holes. The plate is a maximum of 14 mm wide and the survivin…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-88A882
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Oval copper-alloy buckle frame with offset straight bar. The outer edge is thickened into a roll-moulding with a recess in the centre holding a separate sheet roller. Similar buckles from London have been found in deposits dated to c. 1270 to c. 1400 (Egan and Pritchard 1991, nos. 298, 301, 315, 317).
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-887201
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neatly made oval copper-alloy buckle frame with offset straight bar bearing traces of an iron pin. The outer edge is thickened into a roll-moulding with a recess in the centre holding a separate sheet roller. The roller is decorated with longitudinal ribbing and there is a patch of iron corrosion on it, presumably from the pin. Similar buckles from London have been found in deposits dated to c. 1270 to c. 1400 (Egan and Pritchard 1991, nos. 298, 301, 315, 317).
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-883DA6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neatly made oval copper-alloy buckle frame with offset straight bar. The outer edge is thickened into a roll-moulding with a recess in the centre which would originally have held a separate sheet roller. Similar buckles from London have been found in deposits dated to c. 1270 to c. 1400 (Egan and Pritchard 1991, nos. 298, 301, 315, 317).
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-87F902
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Oval copper-alloy buckle frame with straight bar. The outer edge is thickened into a flattened roll-moulding decorated on one face with a series of transverse grooves. Two in the centre form a pin rest, and there is a further groove close to each corner. The bar, and the sides of the frame, are very worn. Similar buckles from London date from the late 12th to the late 14th century (Egan and Pritchard 1991, p. 76).
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-87C954
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Oval copper-alloy buckle frame with straight offset bar. The outer edge is thickened into a flattened roll-moulding decorated on both faces with a series of transverse ridges. Two in the centre form a pin rest, and then there is a slightly smaller pair to either side. The corners of the roll-moulding are slightly thickened. The bar has a slight hump in the centre, caused by wear from a plate. Similar buckles from London date from the late 12th to the late 14th century (Egan and Pritchard 1991, p. 76).
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-878997
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Almost circular copper-alloy buckle frame with central bar and iron pin. The cross-section throughout the loops and bar is circular; the pin survives well. A similar copper-alloy/iron buckle from London is thought to be from a spur, and was found in a deposit dating to c. 1350-c. 1400 (Egan and Pritchard 1991, no. 214).
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-86A5C7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of copper-alloy buckle from a sword belt. The lower edge survives, together with part of the central bar, which ends in an integral suspension loop turned at right angles; this suspension loop would originally have held a hook fixed onto a scabbard. The buckle would originally have had two rectangular loops, and as the lower corner of one survives, an original length of c. 32 mm can be reconstructed. The cross-section of the surviving loops, and the suspension loop, is rectangular; the cross-section of the bar is roughly circular. The fragment weighs 3.99g. Sword belts wi…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-867454
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame, both loops probably originally identical, but one now almost completely missing. The surviving loop is kidney-shaped, i.e. oval with an incurved outer edge, and is a flattish oval in cross-section. The centre of the outer edge is embellished with a broad moulding at the pin rest. The bar projects slightly beyond the frame, and a copper-alloy pin survives; the pin is very simple, with one end pointed and the other wrapped around the bar. Maximum width 32 mm; original length c. 43 mm; length of pin 23 mm. Weight 5.35g. Late medieval or early…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-863783
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame, one loop trapezoidal and one loop D-shaped. Both loops are triangular in cross-section; the central bar projects beyond the frame. Pin missing. Maximum width (across bar) 17 mm; length 22 mm. Weight 2.47g. Late medieval or early post-medieval, 15th to 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-85CA81
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame, both loops originally oval; one loop now largely missing. Surviving loop is a low D shape in cross-section. A copper-alloy pin survives on the central bar, with one end wrapped around to form a simple loop and the other end pointed. There is a slight swelling at the junction of loop and shaft, and the pointed end would have rested on the missing outer edge. Width 24 mm; original length c. 32 mm; length of pin 18 mm; surviving weight 2.6g. Late medieval or early post-medieval, 15th to 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-85A086
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame, both loops rectangular. One loop is now incomplete. Surviving loop is a quarter-circle in cross-section and has possible traces of a white-metal coating. The central bar has a dip in the middle, probably due to wear from the pin, which is now missing. Width 23 mm; original length c. 34 mm; surviving weight 2.99g. Late medieval or early post-medieval, 15th to 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-851477
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very worn small-long brooch with missing foot. The headplate is essentially square, with double cut-outs in each corner forming T-shaped knobs. Most of the two side knobs is missing but enough survives of the top knob to be able to reconstruct the shape; remarkably, a line of dot-and-crescent stamps survives along the upper edge of this knob. In the centre of the lower edge of the headplate, continuing the line of the bow, is a raised square panel with a line of similar stamps forming a border around (not on) its sides and upper edge. On the reverse is what appears to be a double p…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-84AC63
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy annular brooch or buckle frame. The frame is circular and undecorated, 26 mm in diameter externally and 18 mm internally, and 2 mm thick. In cross-section the frame is a pointed oval with the outer arris filed down. The pin is made from circular-section copper-alloy wire with distinct longitudinal grooves and striations; close to the end there are hammer marks as if an attempt has been made to flatten it. The pin is c. 1.5 mm in diameter and 27 mm long, but the tip may have been lost through corrosion. Similar objects are classed by Egan and Pritchard (1991) as buckle…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-843967
Object type: CHATELAINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy chatelaine, of Roman date. Half of the rectangular main plate, along with the suspension bar, is missing (fresh break), but the surviving half is decorated with three horizontal zones of relief decoration bordered and separated by narrow flat-topped horizontal ridges. The upper and lower zones are filled with a single strand of angular waves, and the central line is a flat-topped ridge with transverse grooves forming a ladder pattern. In the centre of the upper edge is a biconical knob, and above this is a suspension loop set at 90 degrees to the main plate. The survivi…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-A24512
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame, both loops originally oval. Now twisted, and one loop broken and incomplete. The surviving loop is triangular in cross-section and has filemarks on the reverse. Pin missing. Original width 24 mm; length c. 26 mm; surviving weight 3.25g. Late medieval or early post-medieval, 15th to 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Record ID: CAM-A23CC2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame, both loops oval, very worn and one loop now broken and incomplete. Pin missing. 18 mm long, 14 mm wide, 0.74g. Late medieval or early post-medieval, 15th to 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Record ID: CAM-A221B2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Double-looped buckle frame, both loops oval, made from copper alloy with a shiny white-metal coating on both front and reverse. Both loops are D-shaped in cross-section, and one has a narrow groove at the pin rest. Pin missing. 26 mm wide, 34 mm long, 5.38g. Late medieval or early post-medieval, 15th to 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Record ID: CAM-A21243
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy buckle frame. Pentagonal in shape, it has a narrow offset bar and four broad sides to the outer edge. There are three circular bosses, one at each angle of the outer edge, and there appears to be decoration of two transverse grooves between each of the bosses. There are small raised areas on the reverse which suggest that the bosses are separately made and attached like rivets. 28 mm long, 27 mm wide, bosses 5 mm thick. 2.83g. Very corroded condition. There are similar buckles from Meols (Egan in Griffiths et al 2007, no. 759) and Winchester (Hinton in Biddle 1990, no. 11…
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Record ID: CAM-A20297
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Decorated copper-alloy mount with a short cylindrical stub on the reverse. The disc has a flat centre with relief decoration which is now very worn. The reconstruction of the original design depends on which way up the disc is held, but a plausible suggestion is that it represents a horse or dog, looking to the right with two thick forelegs. A tree branch curves up from underneath the forelegs, around and over the back legs and rump of the horse to end behind its head. The branch looks a bit like a laurel wreath and gives a classical feel to the design. Around this central decorated p…
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Record ID: CAM-A1FB46
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Spherical bell made from cast copper alloy. The loop at the top is rectangular externally and circular internally. The upper half of the bell has two circular sound holes, both blocked by iron corrosion. It also has extremely worn decoration of radiating grooves, probably originally petal shapes. The lower half has two circular sound holes joined by a long slot. Part of the bell's body, between one of the upper and one of the lower sound holes, has cracked away. The lower half has extremely worn fish-scale decoration. The four sound holes are spaced evenly around the circumference and…
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Record ID: CAM-A1EF24
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Spherical bell made from cast copper alloy. The loop at the top is rectangular externally and oval internally. The upper half of the bell has two circular sound holes and extremely worn decoration of radiating grooves, probably originally petal shapes. The lower half has two circular sound holes joined by a long slot; part of the bell's body by one of the lower sound holes has cracked away. The lower half has extremely worn fish-scale decoration. The four sound holes are spaced evenly around the circumference and the two halves are joined by a raised seam. The pea survives, and is not…
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Record ID: CAM-A1CE16
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rose/orb jetton, now very worn but looking like an issue of Hanns Krauwinckel II (1586-1635). 19 mm in diameter, weight 0.53g. Obverse: one crown and one lis, of an original three of each, can be clearly seen around a rose. The inscription is unreadable. Reverse: orb with cross on top, within a double-strand trefoil with a point in each angle. The inscription begins GOTE...
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Record ID: CAM-A1BC45
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Strap-end or plate from a strap clasp, made from a long rectangular piece of undecorated copper-alloy strip folded in half and secured by a pair of copper-alloy rivets (one surviving, one missing). The surviving rivet appears designed to clasp material up to 4 mm thick. Width of strip varies from 9 to 10 mm; length of object, 26 mm; weight, 2.09g. The style of the rivet suggests a medieval date. Strap clasps were in use from the 13th to 15th centuries.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Record ID: CAM-A1A4A8
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Catch-piece from a 17th-century dress fastener, made from copper alloy with a white-metal coating. It consists of a large central oval plate with a rectangular loop at one end and a small pierced D-shaped lobe, with terminal projection, at the other. Similar pierced D-shaped lobes are found on either side, set slightly closer to the rectangular loop than to the other end. One is complete and one is now broken and incomplete (fresh break). The dress fastener is decorated with a pattern of incised lines which radiate out from the centre of the rectangular loop, forming perhaps a plant-l…
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Record ID: CAM-9FFFD3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a circular openwork copper-alloy object with relief decoration. The fragment consists of part of the curving edge, which is decorated with transverse, slightly oblique nicks. This edge is bevelled on the reverse. The nicked border has a slight ridge running along its inner edge, and then the openwork and relief design begins. What survives is difficult to interpret, but appears to be symmetrical. The largest element of the design is an undecorated Y-shaped area, with a vertical stem which tapers away from a wide base. A tiny stub decorated with three raised longitudina…
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 29th February 2012
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Record ID: CAM-9F9881
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Decorated body sherd of Grimston-type ware. Reduced grey sandy fabric with decoration of three horizontal incised lines 8-9 mm apart. Olive-green glaze on exterior only. Abraded edges. Grimston-type ware dates from the 12th to the 16th centuries (Laing, Pottery in Britain 4000 BC to AD 1900, p.97). 7.93g.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-9E3644
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three-dimensional copper-alloy figurine in the shape of a dolphin. The dolphin is 27 mm long, 9 mm wide and 11 mm tall. It has a pointed beak with a groove around it forming the mouth, and ring-and-dot eyes. The head and body are steeply humped and there is low-relief modelling to either side forming triangular fins. The dolphin’s left-hand fin has a small dot on it. There is a low longitudinal ridge forming a crest on the top of the body. The body then dips down to the junction with the tail, which has a rounded end. Although it would seem more likely for the tail to once hav…
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-9E05A7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Uncertain nummus of c. AD 310-317. House of Constantine, reverse illegible, probably SOLI INVICTO COMITI. Very worn and pierced twice; two 2 mm holes. 2.26g.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-9DCE93
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
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Base silver radiate of Victorinus, AD 269-71. Mint of Gaul (mint II). Reverse: SALVS AVG standing right, holding snake in arms. Now squarish, presumably very worn. Pierced with single 2 mm hole in front of face. Now a slightly square shape, presumably very worn; the hole is just broken through to the edge. 1.59g.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-FB3215
Object type: CANDLE HOLDER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Socket and part of stem from a copper-alloy candle-holder or candlestick. The socket is 22 mm in external diameter and has very faint traces of circumferential decoration; a groove very near the mouth, and a slight ridge halfway down the socket. The socket is straight for a length of 30 mm and then narrows, but is still hollow, to form a hollow and undecorated stem 12 mm in diameter. The candle-holder fragment is 75 mm long. The break is fairly recent. This type of straight cylindrical socket dates from the 15th or 16th century (Brownsword 1985).
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-FAAFB5
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Small triangular copper-alloy pendant from medieval horse-harness. The lower edge is straight and just 10 mm wide with one face (presumably the reverse) undecorated. At first sight the other face also appears to be undecorated, but on closer inspection a small patch of red enamel is visible, and over the rest of the pendant there seems to be very fine keying, probably for further enamelling. At the apex of the pendant is a 6 mm wide loop, turned through 90° and pierced with an oval hole. The pendant is in total 26 mm long. This pendant is very small when compared with most medi…
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-FA62B2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
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Incomplete Colchester two-piece brooch made from copper alloy. The bow is decorated with two slight longitudinal ridges, each transversely ribbed. The foot is missing (old break) and there are hints of slight transverse ridging across the lower part of the bow near the break. The two ridges merge at the top of the bow to develop into a central crest which has a notch cut across it; behind the notch are two perforations for the axis bar and the chord of the spring. There is iron corrosion blocking the lower hole, presumably from the axis bar, but there is a small fragment of copper-…
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-FA3BF3
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Very chunky circular button made from a heavily leaded cast copper alloy. The button is thick, flat and nearly circular, 27 x 29 mm, and is decorated with a central larger boss surrounded by 8 smaller bosses. The central boss has a slight projection on the top. The flat reverse has a bold casting seam and a large squarish central projecting lug with a small circular perforation in the centre. The thickness with the lug is 15 mm. It weighs 20.8g and probably dates to the 17th century.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-FA0654
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Hook-piece from a small flat rectangular book-clasp, made from a brownish copper alloy. The hook is narrow and springs from a slightly expanded square area decorated with some very faint longitudinal grooves. These fade out further down the object where there is a small copper-alloy rivet. The grooves then return and there are two further rivet holes, both now empty, before the clasp flares slightly into a shaped end, one corner of which is now missing. The object is now slightly bent but the original length was 51 mm; it is 8 mm wide for most of its length, but slightly wider at b…
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F9F557
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Chunky hooked fitting made from copper alloy. The [looped] end of the curved part of the hook is broken off, but enough survives to show that the hook's cross-section was lozengiform with a lower carination internally and a higher one externally. The hook itself is large and the break is relatively fresh. On the back of the hook is a raised flattened area. The surviving end, near the raised flattened area, turns a right angle, but keeps the same cross-section, and becomes a straight shaft decorated with diagonal grooves running across the carination to give a twisted cable effect. Thi…
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Monday 17th July 2017
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Record ID: CAM-F9DBC3
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circular domed mount made from copper alloy with corroded iron backing, probably a bridle boss. The copper-alloy element is 65 mm in diameter and relatively thin. It has a border groove and the flange around the dome has three evenly spaced but rather large and crudely made copper-alloy rivets which at first sight look like ring-and-dot motifs. On the reverse, corroded iron spreads from the rivets across the centre. The central dome is 30 mm in diameter and about 7 mm tall, with a slight depression and perhaps an iron rivet at the centre. There are several similar bosses recorded on th…
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
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Record ID: CAM-F9C536
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flat circular button made in one piece from a dark grey copper alloy. The loop is now largely broken away. The front is decorated with engraved curves and short lines; similar decoration is known from well-dated furniture fittings and dates this button to the 17th century. Diameter 29 mm, weight 7.87g.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F9AE65
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Copper-alloy disc, 27 mm in diameter and 4 mm thick. In the centre of one face is a circular boss 8 mm in diameter, surrounded by a broad groove. There is a border around with relief decoration of eight stylised leaves, probably derived from acanthus leaf ornament. The other face is flat and undecorated with no apparent means of attachment. The decoration looks broadly neo-classical and so the object is probably 18th century, but its function is uncertain. 19.24g.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F99FD7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Copper-alloy buckle with central iron bar, now almost completely corroded away. One loop was originally D-shaped with a rounded interior and pointed exterior to the outer edge; the other loop was originally rectangular. The sides swell slightly in the centre to accommodate the hole drilled for the bar. The buckle is undecorated and dates to the 17th century. It measures 27 x 20 mm and is 4 mm thick at most. It weighs 3.81g.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F98043
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rose-orb type, Hanns Krauwinckel II (1586-1635), pierced; 2 mm hole pushed through from reverse to obverse. Diameter 21 mm, weight 1.16g.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 4th September 2014
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Record ID: CAM-F970F5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
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Copper-alloy brooch in the shape of a three-dimensional bird. The bird’s head may be slightly damaged, but seems always to have had a short beak, and there are two dot eyes. The short neck curves down to continue into the back of the bird as a long ridge, with a folded wing to either side; the wings are outlined with more small dots. The dots are neater on one wing than the other. A double ridge, each one decorated with a fine groove which has now almost worn away, separates the body of the bird from the flared tail. The tail is also outlined with similar dots. On the concave un…
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F92430
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Halfpenny of Henry VI, Annulet issue, 1422-27. North 1434. 14 mm diameter, 0.47g.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F914A0
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Cast copper-alloy spherical bell. The loop at the top is rectangular externally and a small D-shape internally. There are two sound holes in the top half and two in the bottom half, joined by a long slot; the holes are arranged so that there is one in each quarter of the bell. Both halves are decorated with a very worn grooved pattern of radiating petal shapes, there being about four in each of the spaces between the holes. The slot is also outlined with a similar narrow groove. The junction between the two halves is marked by a slightly raised and now very worn seam. The copper a…
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F901C8
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large spherical bell made from cast copper alloy. The loop at the top is rectangular and now blocked with iron corrosion. The upper half of the bell has two circular sound holes but otherwise is undecorated. The lower half has two circular sound holes joined by a long slot. The slot is outlined with a narrow engraved line. In the centre of the lower half is a double-line circle divided into by the slot. The two half-circles each have an engraved letter within, G above the slot and W below. Five groups of lines radiate from each half of the circle, reaching nearly to the seam.…
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F7F433
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
James I penny. Incomplete flan. Mintmarks illegible. Second coinage, 1604-19. North 2106/1. Diameter 14 mm, weight 0.33g.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F7DBF5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Halfgroat, pierced with 2.5 mm hole through top right corner of shield. Very worn. Elizabeth I, first or second coinage, North 1987 or 1999. 1558-1572. Diameter 17 mm, weight 0.87g.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F7C7B8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Round halfpenny, very worn. Edward II, class 10-11 (c. 1301-14, North 1069) or Edward III, probably third (‘florin’) coinage (1344-51, North 1132) as there is no star visible anywhere. Diameter 15 mm, weight 0.57g.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F7B0D6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sterling penny. Flan damaged and worn in places. Neat slender lettering. Diameter 17 mm, weight 0.72g. Obv: crowned facing bust. –RI-- Rev: long cross with three pellets in each quarter, no other additions to the design. /SI - possibly Bristol? If so, this must be a Henry VI Restoration penny, 1470-1, North 1622/1.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F77D70
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sterling penny. Flan slightly damaged, obverse scored, worn. Probably Edward III from the style of the lettering, 1327-77. Diameter 18 mm, weight 0.94g.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-F74C64
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sterling penny. Clipped and worn. Edward I or II, Class 1d onwards. 1280-1327. Diameter 17 mm, weight 1.07g. Possibly Durham mint. Obv: crowned facing bust + EDW R ANGL DNS [HYB] (Roman N) Rev: long cross with three pellets in each quarter, no other additions to the design. CIVI/TAS/--N/E—
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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