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Record ID: NMS-A5D66C
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age complete plano-convex knife of white and light grey patinated flint, made from a secondary hard hammer struck flake with a thick sandy coloured piece of cortex remaining unworked and presumably forming the "back" of the knife. The cutting edge is extensively and invasively pressure flaked at an angle with the flake scars reaching beyond the centre line of the dorsal face. Measuring 58 x 26 x 7 mm.
Created on: Monday 4th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Record ID: NMS-A39651
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lower Palaeolithic pointed ovate handaxe of Wymer's type E, unifacially and invasively knapped from a thermal or "potlid" fractured piece of white patinated flint, the dorsal (worked) face is patinated with a white "basket weave" with the original brown flint colour showing in-between, there is a small patch of worn and orange stained cortex where the flakes did not overlap towards the middle of this face. This type of handaxe are quickly made from any available small piece of flint and the knapping is focused usually to produce one sharp cutting edge over any attempt at symmetry, thou…
Created on: Monday 4th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th August 2019
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Record ID: NMS-AA2195
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon or early medieval object, possibly a bracelet or mount. Bar of shallow D-shaped section expanding very slightly from a break to a moulded animal head with pointed ears and slightly up-turned snout with a tapering D-sectioned projection extending from the mouth, probably intended to represent a long tongue, the tip of which is missing. Surviving length 48mm. Maximum width 7mm. Maximum thickness 5mm. The surface is corroded. No very close parallel has been found but Late Saxon bracelets with stylistically similar animal head terminals have been recorded including NMS-E90A2…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-A848F9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of lead-alloy disc brooch. Broken across a domed centre and part of the flange around the edge, with an incomplete catch-plate on the reverse of the surviving part of the flange. The dome is decorated with two bisecting ribs forming a low relief cross. Almost all the original edge, pin and catch-plate are missing. Surviving length 20mm. Height (excluding pin-lug) 6mm. Original estimated diameter 28mm. Probably Late Saxon. Although no very close parallel has been found Late Saxon lead disc brooches are a well-known type. See for example SWYOR-939E21, LEIC-A2A4A2 and SF-120845.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-A71033
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-A6E04D
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified and undated object. Slightly irregular circular lead sheet punched with 32 holes. Diameter 22mm. Thickness 2mm. Weight 3.8g.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-A69F06
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy dress hook. Lozengiform plate with beaded border including three beads forming a trefoil at the corner on either side, around an openwork fleur-de-lis. Integral sharp hook and incomplete trapezoidal loop. Length 30mm. Wodth 21mm. Circa 16th - 17th century. See Read (2008, 107, no.424).
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-7F1E1C
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy knife end stop in the form of an animal head, with remains of iron scale tang in slot. Blind-drilled holes pick out the animal's eyes, a transverse groove indicates the mouth and hair on the top of the head is represented by three engraved lines. On the back of the neck are a pair of engraved vertical grooves, with an angled line on each side of the neck. Length (excluding fragment of iron tang) 11mm. Width 8mm. Maximum thickness 14mm. For a similar example see NMS-AB3A65 (Norfolk HER29392).
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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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-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-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-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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Norfolk', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-E14B51
Object type: ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic adze rough-out made from a thermally fractured (or "pot lid" fracture) piece of lightly patinated mottled grey flint broken from a larger nodule, two small unretouched areas remain on the ventral face and two small patches of weathered cortex remains on the dorsal face. Both faces are crudely hard hammer struck with some flake scars terminating in hinges. It is unlikely this piece was finished and it appears it was abandoned before completion. 120 x 44 x 25 mm.
Created on: Monday 25th April 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
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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-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-6C7680
Object type: SICKLE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age basal fragment of a bifacially worked sickle blade of plano-convex section. The pointed tip is recently broken transversely revealing unpatinated black flint. The extant part is patinated white with spotty iron staining with one small patch of weathered cortex on the dorsal face. Both faces are entirely covered with direct soft hammer percussion flakes overlain with invasive pressure flake scars. Cf. a similar sickle blade from Barton Bendish (NHER 13548). 75 x 28.5 x 8mm. c.3000 - c.1500.
Created on: Monday 14th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-2DDFC8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late medieval or early post-medieval gold posy ring. Very shallow D-sectioned band decorated externally with three rows of stamped square cells leaving a grid pattern in low relief. There is no trace of inlay surviving in the cells. Inscribed internally in roman capitals CONTINV x CONSTANT x. A small worn mark at the beginning of the inscription is probably another x. The ring is now bent out of shape and damaged in several places. Both the external decoration and internal inscription have several parallels including LON-DD00A6 and IOW-1C6D62. Width of band 3mm. Now measuring 24 x …
Created on: Friday 11th March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
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Record ID: NMS-183C7E
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age penannular ring fragment, or 'ring money'. Sub-oval-section, slightly flattened on the upper and lower face, with a copper alloy core and outer banded gold sheath. The banding appears lighter with an almost silvery colour on the outer face and a darker, slightly blackened appearance on the inner face. Broken at both ends with possible traces of having been cut or chopped. The exposed copper alloy surface is fairly corroded, suggesting ancient breaks. See NMS-5D0C86 for a similar complete example. Weight 5.7g. Width 8.5mm. Surviving diameter 17.5mm.
Created on: Thursday 10th March 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th September 2019
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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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Record ID: NMS-55F880
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver button. Solid circular head, convex on the upper face, flat on the reverse with a separate soldered wire loop. No decoration survives but the upper face appears to be heavily worn. Diameter 14mm. Height 8mm. Weight 3.1g. Probably 17th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
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Record ID: NMS-EEFD8D
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Clay pipe bowl with mark in low relief consisting of three transverse lines connected by a median vertical line.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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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-23D3E9
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated but ancient octagonal-sectioned gold bar, very slightly expanded at the complete blunt end, irregular at the other end as if cut several times and then broken, the break partially granular and unworn. Surviving length 20mm. Maximum diameter at the complete end 7mm. Weight 8.9g. Perhaps Bronze Age. See NMS-CE16B3 for similar undated gold fragments which were found at a nearby site. Finder's ref: AB337
Created on: Friday 22nd January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Deopham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-236202
Object type: VERVEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver hawking vervel. D-sectioned band, the convex face inwards, engraved externally BILNGFORD IN NOR presumably for Billingford. There is a faint transverse line between the G and E indicating the join in the ring, and the remains of a very worn and now indecipherable mark between the R and B, perhaps a maker's mark. External diameter 11mm. Internal diameter 9mm. Width of band 2.5mm. Weight 0.57g. Circa 17th century. Discussion: Vervels were fixed to the leather jesses on the feet of birds of prey and may have served as points of attachment for the leash. They often oc…
Created on: Friday 22nd January 2016
Last updated: Friday 16th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-3DB5C1
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver headdress pin fragment of the bodkin type. Only the upper end survives. Rectangular-sectioned with a small knop at the terminal above a circular aperture, broken across a rectangular slot. The engraved decoration within a single line border following the edge is alike on both faces and consists of (from the top down) a line around the circular aperture forming a point-down teardrop, eight dots arranged in two vertical lines of four, a point-up single line chevron, groups of three angled lines either side of the rectangular slot. Surviving length 25mm. Width 4.5mm.…
Created on: Monday 11th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-D0420C
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic thin butted elongated fully polished flint axehead. Cutting edge damaged, butt broken transversley in antiquity. Patinated mottled brown. Measuring 92 x 43 x 16mm.
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NMS-D036A0
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Neolithic flint scraper, tertiary flake, steep retouch to distal end and both edges, mottled grey patination. Measuring 75 x 60 x 10mm.
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NMS-D02D28
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably Early Neolithic, or earlier, flint scraper patinated white all over, hard hammer struck, tertiary, with steep retouch to the distal end and both edges. Measuring 54 x 54 x 14mm.
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NMS-D01F42
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possibly Late Upper Palaeolitich sub trinagular tertiary flint blade, soft hammer struck with a crushed platform. Brown flint with partial white patination. Measuring 43 x 16 x 4mm.
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-D01204
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Upper Palaeolithic tertiary flint blade, soft hammer struck from an opposed platform core. Now patinated mottled grey, slight recent damage. Measuring 93 x 33 x 8.5mm.
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-D00029
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic reworked flint axehead. Butt end recently damaged, less than half survives, fully bifacially worked, with a tranchet blow forming the cutting edge. Heavily patinated brown mottled, the damaged areas showing mid grey flint. Measuring 72 x 49 x 21mm.
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Record ID: NMS-CFEDAA
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic crude flint adze, made on a thermal fracture flake with part of the natural surace remaining on both faces. Partially polished at the cutting edge on both faces, cutting edge partially damaged. Originally grey flint now patinated mottled grey and white. with spotty iron stainaing. Measuring 143 x 49 x 23mm.
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-953302
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of medieval or post-medieval silver spoon. Incomplete handle of slightly flattened hexagonal section with very short triangular moulding on the reverse of the bowl. The surviving shoulders of the bowl are fairly straight and at a narrow angle of slightly less than 90 degrees to each other but not enough survives to suggest a bowl shape. There is a stamped G in low relief on the inside of the bowl at the base of the stem, to be read stem-down. The surface is pitted with beading suggesting it has been partially molten at some point, and has been distorted. Maximum surviving wid…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-927DD3
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Saxon copper alloy pin of Rogers Type 331 (Rogers, 2009, 44 and 57, fig.1.25, no.407 and 409). Bi-conical with a median band, collared, circular-sectioned shank with a faintly engraved spiral starting just before the ancient break. Diameter of head 8mm. Height of head including collar 10.5mm. Total surviving length 50mm.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 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-42BB88
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age or Roman copper alloy Nauheim Derivative brooch. Flat, undecorated bow tapering slightly from spring with four coils to distorted foot with broken catch-plate. Transition between bow and pin smooth with only slight change in width and thickness. Pin missing. Surviving length 48mm. Width at spring 12mm. Maximum width of bow 4mm. Circa 50 BC - 80 AD.
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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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-4180D5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy brooch, Mackreth 2011 Knee Br 2.b2. D-shaped head with two pierced lugs on the reverse holding the spring and remains of pin, flattened D-sectioned bow tapering before a slightly expanded foot. Small catchplate broken at the fold. Completely plain. Length 29mm. Width 10.5. Mid 2nd - mid 3rd century.
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
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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-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 repoussé 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-2C9878
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or Early Post Medieval copper alloy sword or dagger pommel. Cast sub-rectangular head with deeply grooved cross between four projecting petal-like lobes themselves defined on the upper face and sides by deep grooves. Rib around the mouth with angled grooves suggesting cabling. Sub-oval perforation in the centre of the dome. Fragments of decayed organic material, probably wood, inside, but probably not related to the original artefact. Measuring 25 x 28mm. Height 19mm. Very similar to examples from Herefordshire (BH-D71644), Norfolk (NMS-074ED8) and Suffolk (SF-208AA2). …
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-2C5B33
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead weight. Flat, rectangular, low relief on one face forming a cross with three linked circles in a diagonal line across two opposed quarters, and a pellet in each of the opposite opposed quarters. One corner missing. Measuring 14.5 x 14mm. Thickness 1.5mm. Weight 1.79g / 27.6gn / 0.06oz.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd 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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Record ID: NMS-2A8833
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Glass bead. Blue translucent glass, annular, with an off-centre rib around the outer edge and a groove around the hole on the wider side. Chipped. Diameter 13mm. Thickness 6.5mm. Diameter of central hole 4.5mm. Not closely dateable, Iron Age - Anglo-Saxon.
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-29DE2D
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle to Late Saxon copper alloy hooked tag. Lewis and Naylor (2003) type A1.c.iii. Circular plate pierced twice at upper edge, engraved saltire, the arms meeting the outer edge, with a transverse engraved line on each arm. Short complete or near complete hook. No trace of niello. Length 23mm. Width 14mm. Circa 700 - 1100.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-29A852
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Saxon pin. Of Rogers Type 230. Polyhedral head of square-section, flat top, two ring-and-dots on each of the four rectangular sides, slight collar, incomplete circular-sectioned shank. Head 9 x 3 x 4mm. Surviving length 25mm. Head similar to examples of Rogers Type 231 and 232 (2009, 52, fig.1.24, no.338 and 342).
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 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-FEB8BF
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete gold pendant, comprising two joining fragments, an item of personal dress. Round-shouldered or 'kite-shaped' shield, bent (and probably folded and then unfolded), with three vertical creases and broken along two probable horizontal creases. There is a small perforated lug in the same plane at the apex. The pointed lower end of the shield is missing, approximately just over half survives. Traces of the damaged repoussé decoration on the face show the head of a king. The vertical creases correspond in part with the sides of the crown, which has a central fleur-de-lis and tra…
Created on: Tuesday 15th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leaden Roding', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-F14384
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver cuff-link. Two composite hollow silver buttons, domed, flat-backed, with two holes in the reverse and a soldered drawn wire loop. The loops of the buttons are connected by an oval loop of drawn wire with a butt joint. Both buttons are decorated with engraved radiating curved lines the gaps between which are alternately plain or filled with closely spaced transverse lines. Diameter 11mm. Height (excluding loop) 6mm. Height (including loop) 10mm. Connecting loop 11.5 x 6.5mm. Weight 2.1g. Circa 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-DA7C1E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Saxon silver, gilded buckle pin. D-sectioned pin, recessed on the underside for the (missing) frame, the broken loop emerging from the mouth of a stylised animal head with small round ears, shallow brow ridge, dots for eyes and a slightly up-turned snout. The loop is rectangular-sectioned, curved internally, and flattened on the base externally before the break. Only the animal head has been gilded. Length 23mm. Thickness 4mm. Weight 3.1g. No very close parallel has been found. Circa 550 - 700 (Andrew Rogerson pers. com.).
Created on: Tuesday 1st December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 15th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnham Broom', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-D7BDE1
Object type: JEWELLERY
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval fragment of jewellery. Silver, gilded heart-shaped flange forming a setting for a heart-shaped rock crystal cabochon with a groove cut to form the cleft of the heart. The flange is engraved with a single line following the outer edge, within which is an inscription mery + be interspersed with simplified foliate sprigs. The collet and back-plate which form the setting for the crystal project above the flange on the reverse, with a tapering transverse scar in the gilding from a missing soldered element, perhaps a hook. The edges of the collet around the back-pl…
Created on: Tuesday 1st December 2015
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
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Record ID: NMS-C9FCD1
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three Iron Age silver units, fused together. Only two faces are visible, one of each coin at the two ends of the pile. One is the obverse of an Icenian Pattern-Horse type, the other the reverse of an ECEN Pattern-Horse type. Given that they are fused together it is certain that these coins were concealed together and thus represent a hoard. The date of deposition of this hoard could lie at any time between the very late 1st century BC and the period of the Boudiccan revolt or even a little later.
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 12th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Norfolk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C5E6AD
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval silver socketed terminal probably from a handle. D-sectioned socket formed from sheet metal with three straight and one narrow curved side, with a transverse silver rivet just within the open end. The socket expands very slightly to a flat, triangular terminal plate which extends beyond the sides of the socket to form a flange, the point of the triangle bent and broken, perhaps originally forming a loop or hook. In the centre of the terminal plate is a patch of solder, probably originally securing a suspension loop. The edge of the socket and the edge of the …
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 17th February 2016
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Record ID: NMS-9F0438
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Unidentified silver frame, perhaps a mount or strap or chain distributor, now distorted. Circular openwork front-plate with a large octofoil aperture, the outer edge with multiple closely spaced notches forming a scalloped edge. A separate sheet soldered to the reverse at right-angles to the front-plate forms sides, with a scalloped rear edge, each foil with two longitudinal grooves, the foils separated by engraved lines. The front-plate is decorated with an engraved line, from which crosshatched triangles extend, point inwards, between each of the openwork foils. A re…
Created on: Monday 16th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
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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-8EADF3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval gold stirrup-shaped finger ring with blue sapphire or possibly glass cabochon. D-sectioned band expanding smoothly at the shoulders to form the bezel with an oval setting. Height 25mm. Width 20.5mm. Internal diameter 18mm. Weight 2.48g. 12th - 13th century.
Created on: Thursday 22nd October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 31st March 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7ACEC5
Object type: TORC
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment, probably from an Iron Age torc or bracelet, or a Roman bracelet. Two circular-sectioned strands of gold, each tapering slightly from one cut end to the other, twisted around each other. Total length 39mm. Diameter of strands at narrow end circa 2.5mm, diameter at the thicker end circa 3.5 - 4mm. Weight 7.5g. For potentially similar examples see PAS-845331 (Iron Age torc), SWYOR-CFE7F7 (Iron Age bracelet) and a 3rd-century bracelet in the collections of the British Museum (museum number 1883,1213.375).
Created on: Wednesday 21st October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-76701D
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver thimble. Separate soldered crown missing, vertical butt join now separated, two lines of engraved rocker-arm around the lower edge between which is a stamped maker's mark H, and IW in lightly pecked dots. The I is partially obscured by scratches and may possibly be T or L. The rest of the sides are covered in closely spaced low relief stamped annulets. Surviving height 17mm. Diameter at base circa 16mm. Weight 4.8g. Circa 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 21st October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 17th February 2016
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Record ID: NMS-39110C
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lower Palaeolithic handaxe of type D (Wymer 1968, 1999.) Hard hammer struck from a suitable flat and slightly irregular nodule of mottled grey and black flint, now unpatinated; both faces have a patch of cortex extant, one appearing as a hollow where the flake removals did not succeed in being deep enough to level the concavity. All the edges and high points of the flake scars are heavily rolled. 143.5 x 80 x 37 mm. Weight: 432g. Found on beach. Recorded and sketched by the late Tony Gregory in 1975.
Created on: Tuesday 6th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-178AE0
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron Age socketed terminal mount in the form of a bull's head. Circular-sectioned socket filled with orange stained soil perhaps from iron corrosion, with four evenly spaced rivet holes between two very fine engraved lines around the edge. One of the rivet holes is broken through and there is a ragged crack extending 11mm from the edge possibly caused by internal corrosion forcing the socket apart. The socket tapers smoothly from the opening, curving at the end to form a narrow neck before the stylised bull's head, cast in the round, with horizontal horns which bend sharply up and sli…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scarning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-1718A5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval - post-medieval seal or unidentified object. Possibly a cloth seal. Lead disc with the arms of Norwich (castle above a lion) within a cabled border in low relief, with a recess around the edge separating the upper disc from a lower disc or flange from which two loops or tabs project. At least two further broken shank-like projections emanate from the edge of the upper disc. If a cloth seal then the usual arrangement of rivets and tabs connecting discs has not been used. Diameter 15mm. Circa 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-166996
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval - post-medieval lead cloth seal. Four discs blank // RS within a circle // illegible within a border // blank . Diameter 11mm. Circa 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-164BE8
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval - post-medieval lead cloth seal. Fragment of one disc ]T I[ // blank. Diameter at least 17mm. Circa 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
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Record ID: NMS-1641A2
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval - post-medieval lead cloth seal. Two of four surviving discs. Shield bearing a cross with a pellet to either side within a beaded circular border // IOC surrounded by + D ]?[ A O ]?[. Diameter 12mm. Circa 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-161C4F
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two medieval - post-medieval lead cloth seals. Two discs: blank // blank or illegible. Diameter 13mm. Two discs, one surviving as rivet only: 12 // * and indecipherable marks. Diameter 17mm. Circa 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-15A854
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead weight. Conical (sub-circular / pentagonal base), with five prominent, angled ribs from the base to the off-centre apex. Base 29 x 32mm. Height 24mm. Weighing 112.0g / 1728grains, which is slightly less than an avoirdupois ¼ pound (1750grains). 1300 - circa 1500.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-158BE7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead weight. Rectangular, flat reverse, slightly convex upper face with a crude cross in low relief. Weight 293g / 4521 grains. This is slightly under weight for 2/3rds of an avoirdupois pound. Measuring 54.5 x 47 x 14mm. 1300 - circa 1500.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-12479C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy buckle. Double-oval frame, one loop missing, trefoil moulding at either end of narrowed bar, fleur-de-lis moulding in centre of surviving outside edge. Pin missing. White metal coated, iron staining from (missing) pin. See Whitehead (2003, 64 - 5, no.393, 403 and 404) for examples with similar mouldings. Measuring (reconstructed) 44 x 25mm. 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-0134FD
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy furniture fitting, perhaps a casket or box mount. Hollow backed, circular stud with the lion's face in high relief, with grooves defining the mouth and snout, and details of the eyes. The outer flange is engraved with radiating lines representing the mane around rounded ears. The reverse of the mount is filled with white metal and a central corroded iron shank. Diameter 25mm. Height 13mm. For similar examples see NMS-DB80B4, and an example from Skeleton Green, Hertfordshire (Partridge, 1981, 314, fig.119a). Circa 43 - 150 AD.
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scarning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-00618C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy brooch. Triangular-sectioned annular frame with a pointed projection on one side and an empty collet on the other, with a constriction possibly retaining a corroded fragment of pin between. The whole surface is covered in an orange-brown deposit but is non-magnetic. Measuring 30 x 19mm. Internal diameter 13mm. For a similar example from a c.1270 - c.1350 context see Egan and Pritchard (2002, 254, fig.164, no.1335). 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-2AE576
Object type: VERVEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver hawking vervel of ring type. D-sectioned band, flat externally and curved internally, with an engraved external inscription in roman capitals +HADLYGE • IN • SVF', probably referring to Hadleigh, Suffolk. A pair of faintly engraved guide lines are visible between the inscribed letters, and a faint X behind the initial cross. External diameter 9mm. Internal diameter 6mm. Width of band 2.5mm. Weight 0.6g. Discussion: For similar examples see: KENT-C245C7 (2007 T378), YORYM-2FB222 (2007 T183), BH-01EC33 (2007 T24) and BERK-6BD475 (2011 T461). Vervels were used in falconr…
Created on: Friday 11th September 2015
Last updated: Friday 30th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wiveton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-1A64D8
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver toilet article earscoop / toothpick combination. Oval ear coop with a twisted stem with four concave sides each decorated with a median line of engraving, before a collar with five ribs formed by lines of transverse filing on each face which line up imperfectly, above which the stem is circular-sectioned and tapers to a point to form the toothpick. There are traces of gilding on the collar and twisted stem. The circular-sectioned end is now bent. Length 107mm. Diameter at collar 3mm. Weight 4.4g. For a similar example without a collar see LVPL-935524. Circa 14th …
Created on: Thursday 10th September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wiveton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-5BF55E
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
'Handaxe' Dimensions 102 x 62 x 56mm. In blackish flint and of roughly plano-convex section, this biface can be considered as having a rounded butt end and an opposed pointed end, It has a small area of thin weathered cortex on the narrow crest but is otherwise flaked overall. With the pointed end away from the observer, the right side face is formed by two large flake removals and two smaller, the left face by one large removal and several smaller ones. The 'base' has a number of smaller removals and a line of battering along its length The condition is rolled except for the po…
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-57C431
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic soft hammer struck tertiary blade of orange patinated semi-translucent flint with fine use wear to both lateral edges. Perhaps used as a small hand held trimming knife for light cutting tasks. 32 x 15 x 2.5 mm.
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-57B529
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic oblique arrowhead made from a hard hammer struck tertiary flake of unpatinated mottled grey flint with steep retouch taken from the ventral face along one lateral edge and the base; the other edge is lightly retouched towards the tip to straighten up the profile. 31.5 x 15 x 4.5 mm.
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-577F80
Object type: PICK
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Neolithic chisel or pick-like implement of unpatinated mottled grey flint with some small areas of spotty iron staining. The piece is an elongated thin butted form with an ovoid cutting edge with no trace of grinding or polishing, all flake scars are hard hammer struck. A very unusual implement in very good condition.188 x 37 x 23 mm.
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-45FA09
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Anglo-Saxon or modern copper alloy chain and pendant or spangle. Cruciform pendant created by cutting a triangular notch in the centre of each edge of a rectangular sheet with rounded corners, slightly domed, with a repoussé dot in the centre and in each arm of the cross. One arm is pierced near the edge for an S-shaped wire link attached to a register chain of eleven wire links. Pendant 21 x 21.5mm. Total length of chain including S link 171mm. Single link 17 x 9mm. The surface is a pale yellow brassy colour with no green patination, and only a trace of possible corrosion p…
Created on: Wednesday 19th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 20th August 2015
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Record ID: NMS-C8AA6F
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case 2015 T575. A dispersed hoard of sterlings, probably disturbed during clearing of a drainage ditch and scattered in the surrounding area. The coins, all in relatively crisp condition, close with a few class 4b sterlings dating to the early 1280s and suggest a date of loss or deposition at some point in the early 1280s, probably around 1282 or 1283. Over half are London issues. ENGLISH ISSUES OF EDWARD I LONDON (154) Class North no. Date Weight (g) Total 1c 1012 …
Created on: Thursday 13th August 2015
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haddiscoe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-A0DE44
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified and undated fragment of silver, gilded object. Curved, concave on both wide faces, narrowing slightly from one end towards the other, the outer edge knurled (multiple closely spaced transverse ribs) between narrow raised borders at either edge, the inner edge slightly convex and plain. Broken at both ends, one break extending around to the inner edge slightly leaving the possibility that there was an internal projection. Thickness 3mm. Width 7 - 9.5mm. Weight 2.5g. Surviving length 22mm. If the outside edge continues to form a circle the original diameter would be circa 3…
Created on: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
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