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Record ID: NMS-A71033
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval lead possible wall or ceiling mount. Six pointed star with sinuous triangular-sectioned arms all of which are now squashed and incomplete, with a casting seam and central incomplete shank on the otherwise flat reverse. Maximum surviving diameter 30mm. See NMS-382886 for a similar example. Circa 1300 - 1500.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-7EE03D
Object type: MIRROR CASE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy mirror case. Slightly convex disc, recessed on one side for the (missing) mirror, with a pair of pierced lugs with copper alloy rivet on the outer edge and a single unpierced lug opposite. Decorated on the outer face with interrupted rockerarm in a line between the lugs and in four c-shapes producing the outline of a cross. There is a very slight possible trace of the cement which would have held the glass in place on the inside. Width 31mm. Length (including lugs) 42mm. See examples in Egan and Pritchard (2002, 362, fig.241, no.1714 - 1716) from 13th - 14th cent…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7D016C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy brooch. Open square frame, each side slightly concave on the upper face, with a boss decorated with closely spaced segmented lines forming each corner. One boss is split by the constriction for the (missing) pin. Gilded. Measuring 20 x 21mm. Circa 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7CE589
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy enamelled mount. Lozengiform plate with central piercing and a plain border around the edge. Azure an estoile of eight points [?Or]. No trace of gilding or silvering survives. Measuring 31 x 39mm, 2.5mm thick. For similar examples see Ashley (2002, 18, fig.18, nos.168 and 169). Circa 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-26FEF9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval gold finger ring. The band is flat internally, with nine angled concave mouldings separated by segmented ribs externally. Each moulding is engraved with a floral spray consisting of either a pointed flower head on a stem with two pairs of leaves or a five petalled flower above a single pair of leaves, both types with a transverse line with radiating lines below at the base indicating the ground. The type and orientation of the flower heads are arranged (up and down being arbitrary) - pointed down, pointed up, five petals down, pointed up, pointed down, five petals up, pointed…
Created on: Thursday 16th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Leigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-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-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-823D9E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval gilt copper alloy buckle. Oval frame, bar and pin missing, triangular outside edge with a notch to either side of a rounded apex, decorated with an engraved single line border forming a triangle either side of a central transverse band of engraved rockerarm. Surviving dimensions 21 x 45mm. See Whitehead (2003, 25, no.117) for a broadly similar example. 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Tuesday 15th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 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-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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Record ID: NMS-245AD1
Object type: COCKSPUR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval silver cock-spur. Circular ring, broken across three of four attachment holes in the incomplete flanged edge, with an integral prick extending from the opposite edge. Stamped externally with a probable maker's mark in the form of a 5 with an elongated top bar crossed by two short lines. Diameter of base (reconstructed) 12mm. Length 19mm. Weight 2.0g. For a similar example see WAW-7144B1. Perhaps 1400 - 1700.
Created on: Friday 22nd January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-91C347
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy mount. Rectangular sheet, with a repoussé border and trefoil projection at each corner, with a central dome pierced for the missing rivet. Measuring 16.5 x 17mm. Probably 14th - 15th century.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-422A86
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle. Rectangular, narrowed bar with collared knop at either end, prominent ridge at either end of bar, notched lip with transverse rib to either side in centre of outside edge for cast pin. Double ridge on pin before loop, tip missing. Measuring 11 x 19mm. Circa 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-41B19A
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval copper alloy book mount, a corner fitting of Howsam type B.4.1. Rectangular mount with two adjacent sides bent down and under to fit the corner of the cover, the other two edges notched and shaped with a trefoil terminal in the fourth corner. Central prominent domed boss, the edges forming a cinquefoil with stamped triangles around the edge, six stamped annulets with eight radiating petals, and a border of annulets along each straight edge. Measuring 22.5 x 22.5mm. 15th - 16th century.
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-2BCFDE
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy mount. Domed sheet in the form of a stylised human mask with hat, notched edges forming hair and a beard, and rivets through the prominent ears (one rivet missing). Two holes form eyes, with a larger hole for the mouth, and slightly raised nose. Height 20.5mm. Width 22mm. Probably 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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