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Record ID: NMS-065376
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman 'Brancaster type' gold finger ring. Flattened D-sectioned band expanding smoothly to two integral transverse projections which support the separate soldered, engraved rectangular bezel, leaving a transverse rectangular aperture below. The bezel is now slightly distorted at an angle to the band. Internal diameter 13 - 15mm. External width 19mm. Height 18mm. Bezel 7 x 7mm. Weight 3.7g. 4th - early 5th century AD. The intaglio inscription, in three lines, reads (in impression) DOM/NICA/VIVA[S], translating as 'Long life to you, Domnica (or Dominica)'. The name Domnica is attested …
Created on: Monday 24th March 2014
Last updated: Monday 22nd July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Fakenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-3357D5
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy key handle, broken at springing of missing tubular shank, remains of openwork quatrefoil bow with keyhole-shaped perforations radiating from the centre, outside edge of outer foil missing (worn and broken). Measuring at least 44 x 34mm. Cf. an example from North Walsham (Norfolk HER 53877) and the very similar LANCUM-182B26.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Last updated: Friday 19th July 2019
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Record ID: NMS-3E9666
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of copper alloy Roman developed crossbow brooch. One arm of crossbar only with large, integral onion-shaped terminal knop, collared before oval-sectioned stepped bar with two blind holes on upper face. A fragment of the broken copper alloy axis bar protrudes from the break. Surviving dimensions. Length 27mm. Depth 12mm. Diameter of knop 11mm. See a similar example from Richborough (Bayley and Butcher, 2004, fig.91, no.323). 340 - 460 AD ( Bayley and Butcher, 2004, 185).
Created on: Monday 14th January 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-2771C4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman hinged bow brooch. Broken, corroded and worn, with trumpet-like head and oval-sectioned bow. Catch-plate, pin, axis bar and part of head missing. The surface is powdery and cracked and may be burnt. Surviving length 47mm. Surviving width 15mm. 1st century AD.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-28E99A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative Hinged brooch (Mackreth, 2011, Type CD H 5.k.). Circular-sectioned wings with seam or groove along upper and lower face, upper part of hinged pin held by axis bar, upper part of plain oval-sectioned bow. Lower part of bow, catch-plate and most of pin missing. Traces of white metal coating. Width 47mm. Surviving length 24mm.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-28348B
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy hair pin. Incomplete circular-sectioned shank with complex head consisting of a knurled reel, knurled reel, bead, knurled reel, bead. Similar to Type 2 pins from Colchester (Crummy, 1981, 28 - 9). Maximum diameter of head 6mm. Length of head 18.5mm. Total surviving length 29mm. Circa 100 - 300 AD.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-2810E6
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy hair pin. Incomplete circular-sectioned shank with complex head consisting of a rectangular knop with X engraved on three faces and three intersecting lines forming a star on the fourth, a concave moulding, bead with engraved line around the base, and a small terminal knop. Similar to Type 2 pins from Colchester (Crummy, 1981, 28 - 9). Maximum diameter of head 7mm. Length of head 18mm. Total surviving length 60mm. Circa 100 - 300 AD.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-2A4F01
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Glass bead. Cylindrical, wound, opaque blue. Length 16.5mm. Diameter 7mm. Diameter of hole 2.5mm. Probably Roman, perhaps 3rd - 5th century. (See Guido,1999, 51).
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-410C32
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated copper alloy bead, perhaps Roman. Annular, with a groove on each face around the central hole and a median rib around the outer edge. External diameter 11.5. Internal diameter 5.5mm. Thickness 6mm. Weight 2.6g. Similar examples recorded on the PAS database include NLM-045575 and NMS-946354, which have been identified tentatively and Medieval and Roman respectively.
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-102704
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Summary: Solidi: Constantius II AD 337-61, 4 (2 x Trier, 1x Aquileia, 1 x Thessalonica); Constans AD 337-50, 1 (Thessalonica); Decentius AD 351-3, 1 (Trier); Jovian AD 363-4, 1 (Constantinople); Valentinian I, joint reign with Valens, AD 364-7, 1 (Sirmium). Siliquae: Constantius II AD 337-61, 40 (19 x Lyon, 20 x Arles, 1 x irregular); Julian Caesar AD 355-60, 8 (Arles); Julian Augustus AD 360-3, 79 (13 x Trier, 23 x Lyon, 29 x Arles, 14 x irregular); Valens, joint reign with Valentinian I AD 364-7, 1 (Lyon) CATALOGUE Solidi (9) Trier (3) 1. Decentius, reverse VICTORIA CAES LIB ROMAN…
Created on: Wednesday 28th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 19th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Norfolk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-B6A4F4
Object type: INTAGLIO
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman intaglio. Oval carnelian with flat upper face and bevelled edges on the reverse, with a thin rectangular-sectioned gold band around the edge. The upper face is engraved with a naked male standing figure facing left holding stems of corn in his left hand, and an unidentified object is his right, with drapery falling from his left arm. SECVND INI is engraved on the left edge of the gem in retrograde, the N and D ligatured. Measuring 13 x 10mm. Thickness 2mm. Weight 0.5g. 43 - 410 AD.
Created on: Thursday 7th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Billingford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-F597B6
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete Romano-British copper alloy protected-loop terret. Just over half of the circular-sectioned ring, which springs from a collar with a deep groove on each long face, is missing. Almost all of the original edge of the skirt is missing, the one short section of surviving edge possibly suggesting a multifoil form, with a curved, round-sectioned attachment loop benieth. The surviving part of the ring, which does not appear to be distorted, shows the loop was a shallow oval. Surviving height 32mm. Surviving length and width of skirt 32mm and 24mm. Late 1st century.
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E5D314
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy prick spur with a high tin content and tin enriched surface giving silvered appearance. It is a 'rivet-spur' type with a heel-plate containing the corroded remains of iron goad. The point is missing, and it has a slightly domed head on reverse. The object is rectangular-sectioned with a broken hook above and bifurcated decorative lobe below. The sides are chamfered and triangular sectioned, with rectangular sectioned grooved transverse bar at both juntions, with flat-sectioned perforated discoidal terminals, one of which retains the corroded remains of a large circular hea…
Created on: Friday 4th January 2008
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colkirk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-1CD0DD
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy cosmetic mortar. Circilar end loop, plain bow with slightly concave upper face, with a shallow, U-shaped groove and collared knobbed terminal. Length 50mm. Width 10mm. Maximum depth of bow 14mm. Weight 18.6g. For a similar broadly example see NMS-6AD275. Circa 43 - 300AD.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-3EF493
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Marham, Norfolk 14 copper alloy radiates of Carausius (7) and Allectus (7). Catalogue Carausius IMP CARAV[...], Radiate, cuirassed bust right. Reverse [...], female, perhaps Pax with transverse sceptre, left. Mintmark and further details illegible, weight 2.07g IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. Reverse PAX AVG, Pax standing left with transverse sceptre, London, mintmark S/P//MLXXI, weight 4.26g IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust. Reverse IOVI[...], Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt and sceptre, mintmark S/P//[...], …
Created on: Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-5C0121
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eight gold, silver and bronze coins. Iron Age and Roman. Four coins found subsequently and probably addenda to this group are listed afterwards. 1. A Gallo-Belgic Broad Flan gold stater, Left type attributed to the Bellovaci, weight 7.37g, 2nd century BC/ early 1st century BC (ABC 4) 2. Pale, base gold South Ferriby stater, Corieltauvian, so-called Wheel type, weight 3.18g, late 1st century BC/ early 1st century AD (ABC 1749 / BMC 3180) 3 and 4. Silver units (2), both Icenian Patter-horse types, originally stuck together but now separated, total weight 1.53g, late 1st century…
Created on: Wednesday 27th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North West Norfolk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-410B73
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy mount of Boucher's (2008) Type B5 dating to the period c. AD 80 - 250. Openwork circular terminals (one broken) with short projections to either side before a central, raised rectangular plate. The circular terminals each has a crescent-shaped cell retaining corroded blue enamel or glass, and the outer edge of the complete circle may be damaged, suggesting a possible further elemnet sucha as a knop has broken off. There is a circular hole through the rectangular plate now filled with corroded iron and surounded by a circular collar or rove on the reverse. There are …
Created on: Monday 14th January 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-A4C401
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy seal box. Oval, pointed at both ends. Lid decorated with raised central ring and dot surrounded by eight smaller raised rings on a blue enamel field, remains of red enamel between central dot and ring, orange enamel fills one of the outer rings. Broken pierced lug above hinge, lug to locate lid at opposite end to hinge has indent at top and slight projection at bottom, corresponding lug in box base is pierced. Four circular holes in base of box, channel for string on either side. The hinge has been bent so the two halves of the box no longer line up when closed. Measuring…
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2006
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shouldham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-2DFC87
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy openwork mount, furniture fitting or decorative grill made from thin sheet. Broken, now triangular with two surviving sides set at slightly wider than 90 degrees, slightly raised plain repouss√© border and elaborate openwork in a D-shaped panel in the surviving corner and broken across a curved panel, perhaps circular when complete. Three empty attachment holes at the edge, one in the surviving complete corner and one next to each break. The surface is mostly a bright gold colour and uncorroded as it was found in waterlogged conditions. Surviving dimensions 54 x 53m…
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D52921
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy strap-mounted and skirted terret ring. The oval-sectioned loop is broken with just under half surviving, above a collar before a lozengiform skirt with rounded knops at each corner. The skirt is angled down at the front and back, and up at each side, partially concealing an oval-sectioned, curved attachment loop. One side of the skirt is missing. Other terrets of this type are known from Norfolk, e.g. from Newton FLotman (NMS-DCB9F2, HER40445). Protected loop terrets are usually considered to be Roman, dating to the late first and second centuries AD. Maximum …
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
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