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    • Primary material: Silver

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Record ID: NMS-7AE3B5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval, silver, gilded dress fastener. Openwork plate consisting of four circular apertures around a central heart with scrolls to either side, a narrow transverse rib forming a straight edge above the heart and two pierced circular attachment lugs projecting from the lower edge below the heart. In the centre of the upper straight side is a broken, ungilded scar where a missing element, probably a pierced lug forming the eye, has broken off. Gilding on the reverse survives only within the stamped maker's mark, R. Post-medieval eye plates are less commonly found than the dress h…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Sunday 18th December 2016
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Record ID: NMS-AB3763
Object type: DRESS PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver dress pin of the bodkin type. Rectangular-sectioned with slightly convex sides, tapering gradually from the pointed upper end to the blunt lower end. At the upper end on both faces a longitudinal groove runs through a circular piercing and rectangular slot before tapering to a point, the pin is otherwise plain. Now bent almost in half. Length (unbent) 92mm. Maximum width 4mm. Maximum thickness 2mm. Weight 3.52g. Circa 17th century.
Created on: Friday 10th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-AA0079
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver, gilded cap hook with circular-sectioned S-shaped hook soldered to the reverse, broken next to the edge of the plate and now separate but joining. Discoidal plate with grooves around the edge creating segmented sides and border around a slightly recessed front face which has in low relief ihc within a circular cell at the centre of a rose formed from five inner and five outer petal cells. The cells are keyed and gilded, the raised divisions between the cells, segmented border, sides, reverse and pin were either not gilded or the gilding has worn away. The cells ar…
Created on: Friday 10th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D8E460
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable silver ingot. Rectangular-sectioned with irregular but unbroken terminals and multiple shallow transverse hammer marks on the long faces. Measuring 13 x 6 x 5mm. Weight 1.77g / 27.4 grains. The weight of 27.4 grains corresponds very closely with 1 avoirdupois dram (27.3grains) although this is probably a coincidence. The hammer marks may indicate a Late Saxon date.
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D5551A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of medieval silver, gilded finger ring. The band is faceted externally to form concave lozengiform fields with smaller triangular fields between, rising to form a point where the corners of four fields meet. The surviving triangular fields are plain, the lozengiform fields engraved with four lines forming a border around a star or sunburst formed from radiating engraved lines. Plain internally. The surviving fragment consists of one complete lozengiform field and two incomplete. Width of band 6mm. Weight 0.6g. Not enough survives to estimate the original diameter. For b…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-B3B940
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver, gilded finger ring. Integral bezel consisting of an octofoil with a central collet containing a blue glass cabochon. Each foil is concave on the upper face and alternately plain and engraved with splayed lines. The shallow D-sectioned band is broken on both sides of the bezel immediately after a transverse rib. Traces of gilding survive on the front and reverse of the bezel and band. Width of bezel 13.5mm. Height including glass 4mm. Weight 1.2g. Circa 13th - 15th century.
Created on: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-9E218E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of medieval silver finger ring or brooch. Four strands of twisted or plaited wire forming a band, slightly flattened on the inner face of the curve, with a flat-sectioned quatrefoil boss soldered to the outer face forming the bezel. Each foil of the boss is engraved to resemble a leaf with angled lines to either side of a median line. Traces of gilding survive on the wire and boss. Not enough survives to estimate the original diameter. Width of band 4mm. Width of boss 7mm. Weight 0.9g. For a twisted wire brooch see Egan and Pritchard (2002, 254, fig.164, no.1340). 13th - 1…
Created on: Monday 16th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-6E189B
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver composite dress hook. Trefoil back-plate cusped around the edge supporting three hemispherical bosses with engraved angled lines either side of a median line to indicate a leaf on the flange between each boss. Each boss has two large filigree wire circles with pellets within and between and at the apex of each dome. A separate silver sexfoil sheet at the centre of the three bosses is secured through the back-plate by a dome-headed butterfly clip. There is a separate rectangular sectioned rectangular loop for attachment and an incomplete hook soldered to the revers…
Created on: Saturday 14th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2016
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Record ID: NMS-6D5379
Object type: RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver wire suspension ring. Circular-sectioned with the slightly thinner ends overlapping and wrapped around the ring in the form of a slip-knot. The ring is cracked in several places and part of the 'knot' is missing with four relatively fresh breaks. Maximum diameter of the wire 3mm. With of ring 28mm. Height of ring 28mm. Weight 3.3g. For similar examples see a copper alloy suspension ring attached to a pin or toilet article from Heacham, Norfolk (NMS-CCD5C0), attached to tweezers from Methwold, Norfolk (HER 4780, NMS-E44625), and to a Late Saxon key (KENT-998C0D). See also sim…
Created on: Saturday 14th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-6D0C5B
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver spoon knop of seal top type. From the top down; plain disc, narrow fluted baluster, constriction, tapering fluted baluster, two plain narrow mouldings, short length of hexagonal-sectioned stem before break. The end of the stem is damaged, perhaps partially molten or miscast on one side. Length (excluding surviving stem) 23.5mm. Diameter of disc 15mm. Weight 11.8g. For a very similar example on a complete spoon see Gask (1926, 88 and pl.XIII, no.3). 16th century.
Created on: Saturday 14th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-A07C7B
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver possible whistle, rattle or handle. Sheet-metal tube open at one end, now broken and distorted, inserted into a separate rounded terminal with a triple moulded collar and terminating in a loop across which it is now broken. There is engraved decoration before the terminal in the form of zigzag lines with multiple closely spaced vertical lines between and crosshatched lozenges between each 'peak'. A separate circular silver plate with an off-centre hole and a scar from possible solder may originally have been attached to the open end. Three links of a copper alloy …
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-0B22DB
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver eye-plate from a dress fastener. The flat-sectioned plate is in the form of a large lobe forming the main part of the plate, with a smaller oval lobe with a transverse rectangular slot forming the eye at one end and three small pierced lobes for attachment arranged one on either side and one at the rear. Engraved decoration consists of a single line following the edge around a central stem with four leaves and a trefoil flower. The reverse is engraved AC. Length 28mm. Width 16.5mm. Thickness less than 1mm. Weight 1.68g. For broadly similar objects with simil…
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-09B90A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of medieval silver annular brooch, in two pieces. Rectangular-sectioned twisted frame with two mounts in the form of sexfoil flowers soldered to the upper face, each petal concave on the upper face around a central convex boss. The mounts have been trimmed to the shape of the petals. Slight traces of gilding. Not enough survives to estimate the original diameter. Diameter of bosses 9mm. Width of frame 2mm. Weight 1.0g. For a similar example see BUC-25AA82. Late 13th - early 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-78E5E4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver finger ring of the Fede type. The rectangular-sectioned band expands smoothly to form the bezel, which is crudely engraved to represent two clasped hands, with a pair of transverse lines to either side probably indicating cuffs. Now slightly squashed, cracked at the rear of the hoop, with a small part of one side of the bezel missing. Measuring 20 x 21mm. Width of bezel 5.5mm. Weight 1.58g. For examples executed in a similar style see BH-F24F68, LON-3E20A2 and HAMP-9E4BC9. Circa 1400 - 1500.
Created on: Wednesday 20th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 16th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-CF4D93
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver cuff-link of Lewis' (2013) Type B. Two sheet discs with a downturned flange around the edge and separate soldered wire loop on the reverse connected by an oval wire loop which is stamped with an indecipherable maker's mark. Both discs decorated alike with a flaming heart pierced by two arrows with four droplets below reserved on a stippled field. One disc is incomplete with the only surviving part of the flange now separate from the disc. Diameter of complete disc 16.5mm. Weight 1.69g. 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-CD4689
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver brooch. Annular frame, flat on the reverse and slightly convex on the upper face, engraved with four animal heads with annulets for eyes and pointed ears arranged in facing pairs either side of the constriction for the (missing) pin and transverse groove forming the pin rest. A brambled boss (multiple closely spaced annulets) separate the pairs of heads on each side of the frame. Gilded. See BH-DB9C1B and NMS-15AD60 for examples of a similar form. Diameter 14mm. Width of frame 2mm. Weight 0.37g. Circa 13th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-BC99D4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver annular brooch. The frame is flat on the reverse and convex on the upper face, in the form of a two snakes, the smaller snake wrapped around one half of the larger, the separate heads and a fragment of wire forming the tip of a tail soldered onto the frame so there is a head at either end of the pin when the brooch is closed. The sheet pin has a double rib before the loop. The half of the frame formed by the body of the larger snake is decorated with a zigzag triple rib with crosshatching in the resulting triangular fields to either side. The other half of the frame ha…
Created on: Monday 11th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 25th August 2016
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Record ID: NMS-049B31
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver grosso of Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia), Rome, 1492-1503, adapted by the cutting out of a disc from the centre of the coin. The reason for this is uncertain; annular brooches are known which have been similarly treated but they are generally over two centuries earlier in date and have a hole drilled in the perimeter to accommodate a pin. The fashion for making annular brooches out of coins seems to have died out long before the last decade of the 15th century when this grosso was struck. It is probable that another function was intended for this large silver washer but what…
Created on: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th July 2019
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Record ID: NMS-EDAEB2
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
SF4. Context 1046. Silver-gilt dress fastener. Length 13mm. Width 8mm. Weight 0.6g. Dress fastener consisting of a single piece of circular sectioned wire formed into a spiral 'figure of eight' which would have been sewn onto a garment, ending in a hook with a rounded end. The hook is applied to an incomplete decorative plate, upon which there is partly visible some filigree work. This type of dress hook is classified as a Read (2008) Class B Type 2, 3 or 4 (unknown which type as plate is incomplete; nos. 597-605). Early post-medieval. Read, B. 2008. Hooked-Clasps & Eye…
Created on: Tuesday 8th March 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
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Record ID: NMS-6FA0F0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver finger ring. The rectangular-sectioned band is inscribed externally in black letter with the names of the three kings or magi, + caspar x melchiar x baltasar. The inscription starts with a cross-corsslets and each word is separated by a small x. Black letter was used to inscribe rings from the mid 14th to 16th century (Oman, 1974, 5). For a similar but fragmentary ring see NMS-EDFA64. The names of the three kings were a popular as amuletic charms in the later medieval period. Probably 14th - 15th century. External diameter 19mm. Internal diameter 17mm. Width of band…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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