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Record ID: NMS-C74D44
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead. Broken across the base of the socket, flaring slightly for the slightly curved blade, the cutting edge damaged and missing. The breaks are all corroded and mostly worn, with the break on one side of the body appearing crisper and more recent than the rest. Width 45mm. Maximum thickness 11mm. Width at break 39mm. Surviving length 22mm. Weight 24.0g. 1000 - 701 BC.
Created on: Thursday 14th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 29th September 2014
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Record ID: NMS-C6C1B1
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two undated irregular lumps of corroded copper alloy, probably metal-working debris, perhaps cake. Weighing 62.3g and 152.4g.
Created on: Thursday 14th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 14th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-B88926
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy sword or dagger pommel of shortened, hollow 'scent-stopper' form (London Museum Medieval Catalogue, 1967, 43 and fig.9, no.11). Circular, with concave sides. The domed top is divided by six deep v-shaped notches radiating from the edge towards a central irregular hole for the (missing) tang, with six straight grooves defining the edge of each resulting foil. Diameter 36mm. Height 20mm. Similar to an example from Norfolk HER 35831 Tacolneston, Norfolk (Gurney, 2002, 161, fig.7D), and NMS-0C90A0 (Norfolk HER 56838). Second half of the 15th century.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 19th January 2015
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Record ID: NMS-B8639D
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval copper alloy circular vessel foot, candle stick foot or similar object. Just under a quarter survives, with a flared base with thickened moulding before edge. The upper edge broken on a change in angle inwards. Diameter (reconstructed) 52mm. Height 35mm. 14th - 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 14th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-B84F45
Object type: AMMUNITION
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two lead balls, the smaller with a casting seam. Diameter 12.5mm and 11.5mm.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-B83925
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval button, copper alloy with high white metal content. Solid plano-convex head, separate inserted wire loop missing. Diameter 14mm. 17th - 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-B81D4A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval copper alloy cast vessel foot. Rectangular with bi-concave front face, thickening slightly at one end, broken at the other. Width 39mm. Surviving length 45mm. 14th - 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-B7F8D5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy buckle. Rectangular frame with rounded corners, drilled for separate iron spindle, only corrosion from which now survives, chape missing. Cast decoration on the upper face in the form of four lozengiform bosses in low relief with debased foliate motifs between. There is a pair of small rounded knops of each outside edge. Measuring 30 x 33mm. Late 17th - early 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 21st April 2015
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Record ID: NMS-B7B5E3
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy crotal bell. Rectangular loop with cast aperture, two holes in upper half, prominent median rib, round-ended slot in base, iron pea. Very faint traces of gadrooned or 'sunburst' decoration and semicircular fields either side of the slot survive on the lower half, but not clearly enough to see the design. Height 42mm. Diameter 31mm. 17th - 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-B74F61
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval Papal bulla of Boniface IX (1389 - 1404). A reasonably well-preserved bulla which despite having some corrosion of the lead surface, still has enough of the original patina preserved to show the reading very clearly. The obverse reads BONI/FATIUS/•PP•VIIII. The reverse is of the normal design with the figures of SS Paul and Peter in pelleted aureoles with SPA SPE above, although the corrosion is slightly worse than on the obverse. Neither side is preserved well enough to enable any die flaws to be observed. Weight 43.206g. Diameter 37.5. Obverse sealed at 2° to the re…
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-B27BE9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Almost complete Early Saxon small-long brooch, now in two pieces broken at the lower end of the bow. Rectangular head-plate with thirteen circular perforations along sides and top edge with a groove connecting each of the complete perforations with the edge of the head-plate. The edge is broken through seven of the perforations. There is an internal border of eleven stamped reverse S-shaped scrolls following the edge of the plate. The D-sectioned bow has side facets between one fine transverse groove at the top and one at the base, broken possibly along the line of a transverse groove…
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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Record ID: NMS-B24B0C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle and incomplete plate of thick sheet now broken across the start of the apertures separating the body and wings, folded widthways to form a short, rectangular back-plate, with a slot for the (missing) pin. Decoration comprises lines of very tight rocker-arm engraving resembling addorsed triangles. The frame is oval, with off-set, narrowed bar with exaggerated terminals and a notched li for the (missing) pin defined by a rib to either side. Frame 16.5 x 35mm. Plate at least 14 x 28mm. Several close parallels from Norfolk have been recorded: Barton Bendish…
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-A24D72
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval copper alloy circular vessel foot, candle stick foot or similar object. Just under a third survives, with a flared, thickened rim at the base. The upper edge is unbroken with possible traces of solder. Diameter (reconstructed) 50mm. Height 22.5mm. 14th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-A22710
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval lead probable cloth seal. One disc with part of broken connecting strip, two off-centre holes, W / XXXX in low relief. Diameter 20mm. 15th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-A20F78
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn fragment of lower half of crotal bell. Diameter at least 28mm. 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-A1F287
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated lead weight, probably Medieval or post-medieval. Circular, flat back, convex front, central hole. Diameter 27mm Height 10mm. Weight 39.0g.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-A1CDBF
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Just over a quarter of a post-medieval copper alloy crotal bell. Broken lengthways along the round-ended slot in the base and above the shallow but well defined median rib, with gadrooned or 'sunburst' decoration on both halves. A hammer or pick is depicted in a semi-circular field to one side of the slot. Diameter circa 43mm. 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-A1ABE9
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval copper alloy button. Bi-convex solid head with integral loop. Diameter 11.5mm. Height 17mm. 15th - 16th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-A110C4
Object type: POT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two small sherds of slightly sandy, reduced pottery. Possibly Roman greyware. One body sherd and one shoulder, non-joining. Abraded breaks. Weight 4.6g.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-A0F083
Object type: POT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two very small non-joining body sherds, possibly medieval unglazed ware, with dark grey reduced surface and partially oxidised body. Sandy, with sparse small flint inclusions. Weight 3.4g.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-9FC88D
Object type: BURNT FLINT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Burnt flint, weighing 25.5g. Possibly late prehistoric or undated.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 27th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-9FB5E6
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic or Bronze Age flint scraper, formed on a secondary flake, with irregular, steep retouch around circa half the edge. Length 38mm. Width 29mm. Thickness 7mm.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-9F962C
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated late prehistoric primary blade-like flake. Length 40mm. Width 20mm. Thickness 4.5mm.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-9F6899
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably medieval or post-medieval lead weight. Circular, flat-back, convex front with slight moulding on upper face around central hole. Diameter 26mm. Height 11mm. Weight 37.7g.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-9F537A
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy dress hook. Read's Class E, Type 3. Central concave circle with swags (probably originally intended to form four apertures, but miscast), forming a border. The hook and loop are incomplete. Very similar to an example in Read (2008, 103, no.398). Surviving length 33mm. Surviving width 17mm. 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-9EF528
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy looped buckle chape with one internal spike and short triangular pin. Frame missing. Measuring (excluding pin) 14.5 x 15mm. 17th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-9EE05C
Object type: TAP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of spout from a copper alloy barrel tap. Curved circular-sectioned pipe broken at both ends, with a short semi-circular projection on the outside of the curve with a slightly flared terminal. See CORN-16A1E1 for a nearly complete example. External diameter of pipe 17mm. Internal diameter of pipe 13mm. 18th - 19th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-9E56D1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two medieval or post-medieval non-joining copper alloy cast fragments, perhaps miscast, probably feet from a vessel, one sub-triangular in section with 'toes', the other rectangular with median vertical arris on the front face. 14th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-9E1031
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three medieval or post-medieval non-joining fragments of copper alloy cooking pot or cauldron. Two everted rim sherds with thickened edges and one body sherd with no original edge and multiple shallow scratches covering the internal and external surface. Internally the scratches are parallel, externally they are in two groups of parallel lines, one vertical and one horizontal. Not enough survives to estimate the original diameter. 14th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-9DD187
Object type: POT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late medieval or post-medieval abraded body sherd of fine, oxidised, micacous fabric with traces of yellow / green glaze and a lead disc stuck to the internal surface, possibly a pot-mend over a worn part of the surface. Weight 9.6g. Diameter of lead disc 17mm. 15th - 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-7AB8B3
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Secondary small blade-like flake of unpatinated grey flint. Possibly soft hammer struck. Length 27mm. Width 13mm. Thickness 2.5mm.
Created on: Tuesday 29th July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Record ID: NMS-94021C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle. Double-oval frame, narrowed bar, with slightly raised transverse rib at either end of bar on frame. Pin missing. Surface pitted and corroded. Measuring 30 x 22mm. 13th - 15th century.
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Friday 18th July 2014
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Record ID: NMS-93A048
Object type: POT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Body sherd of lead glazed Ely type wear, medium abrasion. Weight 5.5g. 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Friday 18th July 2014
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Record ID: NMS-93115A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead weight. Disc with four stamps on one face; A, a half circle (indicating half an ounce), a lion below a castle (arms of Norwich), and EL below a crown (for Elizabeth I). Diameter 23.5mm. Thickness 4mm. Weight 12.9g (0.45oz). 1558 - 1603.
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Friday 18th July 2014
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Record ID: NMS-69CEAF
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman silver finger ring. D-sectioned band with slight internal median arris, widening and thickening smoothly from the rear of the hoop to the front. There is a narrow moulding at either edge of the band on slightly less than half of the upper face of the ring either side of the otherwise undefined shoulders and bezel. External diameter 16mm. Internal diameter 11.5mm. Maximum width 5mm. Maximum thickness 3mm. Weight 1.9g. The simplicity of the ring makes close dating difficult.
Created on: Wednesday 16th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 20th April 2015
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Record ID: NMS-67D827
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Pendant made from a gilded silver groat of Elizabeth I, Tower mint, lis initial mark, North 1986, 1558-60. The coin, with a die axis of approximately 2 o'clock, has been pierced near the edge at 6 o'clock on the obverse. The sharp condition of the coin suggests that this adaptation does not date very long after the striking of the coin. probably in the 1560s. Weight 2.1g.
Created on: Wednesday 16th July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2016
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Record ID: NMS-ADF3AA
Object type: HINGE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver hinge-plate from an unidentified object, probably a book fitting or furniture fitting, or possibly a dress fitting or strap fitting. The sheet is folded to form the looped end or barrel which retains the pin and four slots for the opposing plate. Three slots retain fragments of the opposing barrel broken before the (missing) plate. There are two empty rivet holes through the double thickness plate next to the barrel. The lower part of the folded plate is longer than the upper, rectangular part, and extends from beneath it, broken across four holes with no original …
Created on: Wednesday 25th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th August 2014
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Record ID: NMS-800D3E
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams' (1997) Class B, Type 4, now very worn. Fully modelled mask with pointed ears between which is the apex loop, large round eyes with central blind holes forming pupils, and a prominent, slightly up-turned nose. No details of the mouth or chin are visible. Angled flange with single hole filled with corroded iron. Hollow-backed. The edge of the plate is irregularly scalloped. Height 44mm. Width 27mm.Circa 11th - early 12th century.
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7FAD0D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle. Oval frame, with only the terminals of the off-set, narrowed bar surviving. The outside edge is formed from three lobes each decorated with two angled transverse ribs forming a chevron. Externally the lobes are slight, internally the edge is scalloped with four concave foils. Measuring 20 x 34mm. Broadly similar in style to double-looped frames in Egan and Pritchard (2002, 84, fig.51, no.345 and an example illustrated from the Museum of London collection), although this is certainly a single-looped example. Probably 14th - 15th century.
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7F1646
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle. Frame oval internally with trapezoidal outside edge, off-set, narrowed bar, sheet pin. The outside edge of the frame is extended to form an elongated notch with small rounded knops to either side of the blunt terminal, with a bordering line of finely executed interrupted rocker-arm engraving giving the appearance of tiny addorsed dots around the edge of each half of the frame and at least one end of the bar. Rectangular plate, recessed for the frame, with a slot for the pin, folded widthways, with two large ball-headed rivets at the attachment edge. The p…
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: NMS-7E7E52
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle plate. Short, rectangular plate, recessed for the (missing) frame, slot for (missing) pin, folded widthways, the back-plate narrower than the front-plate, with two globular-headed rivets securing front-plate, back-plate and (missing) strap. The front-plate is gilded and engraved with an outer border of rocker-arm and an inner single line. One corner of the front and back-plates is missing. Measuring 14 x (reconstructed) 27mm. Circa late 12th - 14th century.
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-3023A7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified object. Copper alloy flat disc stamped on one face with 12 triangles in a circle, points facing inwards, around a very slightly raised circular moulding around a central rectangular hole. Plain on the reverse. There is a very small amount of possible decayed enamel on one triangle. The edges of the disc are certainly complete around most of the circumference but there are abraded patches which may be breaks. Diameter 20mm. Thickness 1.5mm. Weight 2.76g. Probably Roman, perhaps part of a brooch. See for example Hattatt, 2000, 351, fig.210, no.1062. Also similar to a button…
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-2EFE51
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late medieval or Post-medieval copper alloy cast vessel leg. Triangular-sectioned, plain reverse, tapering slightly from the break to a transverse collar below which it expands slightly for the foot. Above the collar there is a very prominent median longitudinal rib, below the collar the foot is divided into five longitudinal mouldings. Surviving length 71mm. Width 30mm. Thickness 24mm. 14th - 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-2E9DB3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy strap loop. Irregular faceted-sectioned frame with expanded oval top with median arris externally. There are no internal projections and no visible rivet or rivet hole. Measuring 19 x 13mm. Internal width 15mm. Circa 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-2E780D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy weight. Discoidal, with a recessed surface on one face with two concentric rings and an indecipherable stamp which includes a reversed R. Diameter 18mm. Thickness 4mm. Weight 6.2g 17th - 19th century.
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-2E25A1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy hooked mount from sword belt. Collared and lobed pierced terminal with iron corrosion on the front and back, faceted domed plate, waisted at one end with copper alloy rivet before springing of broken rearward facing hook. Length at least 47mm. Width 20mm. See Read (2008, 226, no.813). Circa 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd September 2019
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Record ID: NMS-2DD997
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy crotal bell fragment, about half surviving. Attachment loop broken, lower edge concave, one surviving hole in the upper half, well defined but flat rib, round-ended slot in base with a heart to one side, the upper and lower half decorated with cast 'sunburst' or gadrooned decoration. Pea missing. Height at least 34mm. Diameter at least 33mm. Circa 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-2DA1BA
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy crotal bell. Rectnagular attachment loop with cast aperture, two holes in the upper half, prominent rib, round-ended slot in base surrounded by 'sunburst' or gadrooned decoration now very worn. Iron pea. Height 39mm. Diameter 33mm.
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-2CA622
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon incomplete copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams' (1997) Class A, Type 12. Lozengiform plate with four lozengiform apertures formed by a diagonal cross with round bosses in very low relief at the centre of the cross, the corners of the lozengiform frame and to either side of the flat base. The mount is otherwise plain. Broken across the upper aperture, the apex loop missing. Right-angle flange with single rivet hole filled with the remains of the corroded iron rivet. Surviving height 27mm. Width 31mm. 1000 AD - circa 1100.
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-2C777D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy buckle. Double-oval loop, narrowed bar with transverse ridge on frame at either end. Pin missing. Measuring 36 x 25mm. 14th - 16th or early 17th century.century.
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-2C5391
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy buckle. Double-oval loop, moulded cinquefoil flower in centre of each outside edge, narrowed triangular-sectioned bar with transverse ridge projecting slightly beyond frame at either end. Pin missing. Measuring 40 x 22mm. See Whitehead (2003, 66, no.408) for a similar example. Circa 1500 - 1650.
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-2C0900
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle or annular brooch. Plain, flat-sectioned annular frame without constriction for the sheet pin. External diameter 18mm. Internal diameter 11mm. Thickness 2mm. Length of pin 19mm. Circa 12th - 14th century.
Created on: Thursday 19th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-1CD0DD
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy cosmetic mortar. Circilar end loop, plain bow with slightly concave upper face, with a shallow, U-shaped groove and collared knobbed terminal. Length 50mm. Width 10mm. Maximum depth of bow 14mm. Weight 18.6g. For a similar broadly example see NMS-6AD275. Circa 43 - 300AD.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1C838A
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval copper alloy sewing ring. Slightly angled sides with a thickened rim at the base and a plain border at the upper and lower edge with seven rows of stamped dotes between. Diameter 17mm. Height 13mm. 15th - 16th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 9th October 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1C7890
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy thimble. Almost flat crown and straight sided covered with a spiral of short longitudinal lines with a plain border and double line around the base. Original diameter 14mm. Height 17mm. Circa 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1C6798
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy composite bell. Sheet upper and lower half soldered together, with a round ended slot in the base and a separate sheet loop inserted in the upper half. Now crumpled, the pea missing. Original height circa 29mm. See Egan and Pritchard (2002, 339, fig.221, nos.1645 and 1666). 13th - 15th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1C531E
Object type: RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval copper alloy ring. Irregular section rounded internally, flat on the upper and lower face and pointed on the outer face. External diameter 26mm. Internal diameter 21mm. Not closely dateable, probably14th - 16th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1C45CB
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three non-joining fragments of the lower halves of crotal bells, one with cast scales. 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1C3BE8
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two medieval or post-medieval copper alloy buttons. Solid plano-convex heads with integral undrilled shanks on the reverse. Diameter 10mm. Height 14mm. With radiating grooves on head. Diameter 9mm. Height 13.5mm. 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1C29B6
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four lead balls; Diameter 10mm, with casting seam and remains of sprue. Diameter 10.5mm. Diameter 10.5mm with slight casting seam. Diameter 18mm. Circa 15th - 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1C1D57
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy buckle. Double-oval frame with a short projection beyond frame at either end of bar. Traces of iron corrosion probably from missing pin. Frame now angled. Measuring 30 x 23mm. 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1C0C1A
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two post-medieval non-joining fragments of copper alloy escutcheon plate, both with stamped lines, circles and crescents and a pierced projection. Very little original edge survives on either. One is chamfered on the front edge, the other on the reverse. One is perhaps broken across a keyhole. Late 17th - early 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1B08F0
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment probably from a basal mount for a rotating banner medieval horse harness pendant. Broken across the corner of one strap loop with either the central perforation for (missing) upright, or more probably a pierced and lobed terminal. Very worn. See N. Griffiths FRG Datasheet 5 (1986) fig.24 and NMS-E15E07 for an example with a pierced and lobed terminal. Surviving length 19mm. Width 10mm. Late 13th -14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1AE5DC
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy horse harness suspension mount. Domed quatrefoil with circular-sectioned rivet on the reverse and a broken and unfolded loop below, originally bent to hold an axis bar (now missing) from which a pendant would have been suspended. Width 17mm Surviving length 33mm. For a more elaborate and better preserved sexfoil example see NMS-B80A63, and a circular example NMS-DC0E95. 12th - 13th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1AC0C2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy belt mount. Slightly domed sexfoil stamped out to the shape of the lobes, with central circular hole and two separate rivets with circular roves. Worn engraved lines divide the foils. Diameter 23mm. See Egan and Pritchard (2002, 189, fig.119, nos.987 - 990, 996 and 1001). 13th -15th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1AA52E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle. Rectangular frame with central, narrowed bar. Flat on the reverse with bevelled edges on the upper face. Iron corrosion on the bar and frame from (missing) pin. Measuring 28 x 26mm. 13th - 15th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-1A8CC2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle. Oval frame, off-set narrowed bar, pin missing. The surface is grey with file marks on the bar and is either white metal coated or has a high white metal content. There is a deep grooved casting flaw around part of the inside of the outside edge and a casting seam around most of the outside edge. Possibly unfinished. Measuring 14 x 15mm. 12th - 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1A3DF2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle. Oval frame, off-set narrowed bar, flat-sectioned outside edge decorated with two pairs of opposed spirals or scrolls. Rectangular plate folded widthways, recessed for the frame, slot for the sheet pin, the back-plate smaller than the front-plate with two rivets at the attachment edge. The plate is decorated with a lion passant guardant in low relief on a stippled ground. The surface is very corroded but gilding survives on the frame and plate. Late 12th - 13th century. Frame measuring 13 x 17mm. Plate 20 x 13mm. Combined length 30mm.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1A132A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle plate. Trinagular sheet with blunt point, three rivet holes, recessed for (missing) frame, slot for (missing) pin, broken at fold, back or front plate missing. No surviving decoration. Measuring 23 x 24mm. 12th - 15th century.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-01D937
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy strap-end. Rectangular, with a single rivet at the attachment end, forked spacer and florid cruciform terminal with a second rivet. A fragment of woven strap is preserved between the front and back plates at the attachment edge. No decoration survives. Length 49mm. Width 10mm. 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-0197E8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy sprung dolphin brooch. C-sectioned wings with concave mouldings and damaged ends, triangular-sectioned bow with slightly concave sides and a median longitudinal groove. Only the stub of the catch-plate survives. The reverse of the wings are partially filled with corroded iron, with iron corrosion cover parts of the surface on the front and back of the wings and bow and on either side of the catch-plate. The surface is corroded and pitted. Pin missing. Surviving length 40mm. Surviving width 23mm.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-ECE86E
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Five lead balls, perhaps musket balls. Diameter 8mm, 12mm, 15mm, 16mm and 17.5mm, Circa 15th - 18th century.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-ECA199
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval escutcheon plate for drop-handle. Sexfoil with rounded projection at the terminal of each foil and deep grooves dividing the foils, domed towards the centre with slightly irregular central rectangular hole . Diameter 36mm. 17th century.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 16th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-EC8F0D
Object type: RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three medieval or post-medieval copper alloy rings. Irregular faceted section. External diameter 30mm. Internal diameter 23mm. Lozengiform-section. External diameter 21mm. Internal diameter 16mm. Flat-sectioned with bevelled edges in places. External diameter 22.5mm. Internal diameter 18mm. Not closley dateable, perhaps mid 14th - 16th century.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 16th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-EC75E9
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late medieval or post-medieval copper alloy button. Solid bi-convex head with integral attachment loop. Length 14mm. Diameter 10mm. 15th - 16th century.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 16th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-EC64F6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy bi-convex outside edge of originally double-looped buckle frame, with short triangular projection in the centre of the outside edge. Sides, bar, pin and one loop missing. Width at least 34mm. Circa 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 16th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-EC4563
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post-medieval copper alloy buckle. Double-oval frame, narrowed bar, pointed outside edge with circular aperture in centre of outside edge and at either end of the bar across which the frame is now broken. The outer edge of the frame is notched creating a serrated edge. Pin and one loop missing. Traces of tinning. Measuring (reconstructed) 42 x 25mm. See similar buckles in Whitehead (2003, 69, no.434 and 435). 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 16th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-EC2A18
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post-medieval copper alloy buckle. Double-oval frame, narrowed bar with projection beyond frame at either end, with openwork quatrefoil in the centre of the surviving outside edge. Pin and outside edge of one loop missing. Measuring (reconstructed) 56 x 29mm. See similar buckles with openwork outside edges on Whitehead (2003, 70, no.437 - 439). 16th - 17th century.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 16th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-EAC6B1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle frame. Outside edge and short section of the sides only. Flat-sectioned, the outside edge decorated with a group of one, two and three angled grooves between single line borders which continue on the inner edge of the narrowed sides. Pin, bar and most of sides missing. Width 41mm. See Egan and Pritchard (2002, 98, fig.62, no.447 and 450). 14th - 15th century.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 16th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-EA07E1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy sheet buckle pin with bevelled edges on the upper face, thinning for the loop. Tip missing. Length 22.5mm.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 16th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-865B3E
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Four base silver radiates fused together in a pile. Given this feature they clearly entered the ground in a similar position and, since they are of base silver, they furnish a case of Treasure. The only legible portions are provided by the face visible at each end of the pile, an obverse of Postumus from his Principal Mint and another of Gallienus from the Gallic Mint operating in the late 250s (with a GALLIENVS.P.F.AVG legend, radiate and cuirassed bust right). Both coins are in sharp condition with little wear and the loss or deposition most probably occurred in the 260s. Three m…
Created on: Wednesday 11th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
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Record ID: NMS-5BFD70
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Upper Palaeolithic long blade which appears to be struck with a soft hammer from a single platform core. Flake directions are difficult to observe as the piece is heavily patinated white with some small areas of spotty iron staining. The proximal end is missing, broken recently and revealing unpatinated black flint. One lateral edge has been steeply retouched along its length at a later date, perhaps during the Neolithic or Bronze Age and has a light grey patination. Such re-use is uncommon, but not unknown. It shows that this piece had been lost or discarded and found several th…
Created on: Monday 9th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-5BDEDC
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic broken part-polished axe of unpatinated mottled grey flint with some small areas of spotty iron staining, approximately half survives. The butt was broken off in antiquity by a transverse bending fracture which has plunged over on to one face removing a large flake. Reconstructed length around 180mm. 92 x 70 x 32mm.
Created on: Monday 9th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-5BC395
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic broken unpolished axe head butt end, broken in antiquity by a transverse bending fracture. It is of mottled grey lightly patinated flint with spotty iron staining and a patch of cortex survives on one face where the axe is constricting towards the ( now missing) cutting edge. Reconstructed length around 125mm. 99 x 43 x 25.5mm.
Created on: Monday 9th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanhoe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-5B9441
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic to Bronze Age tertiary flake of sub-triangular form, of unpatinated mid-grey flint. There are two notches on one lateral edge which may be recent damage and the other edge is irregularly and steeply retouched along its length. The proximal end is missing, broken by a transverse bending fracture. 41 x 17.5 x 5mm.
Created on: Monday 9th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 9th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-EFE4B4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Silver knob from a radiate-headed brooch of early-medieval date. It is roughly D- or U-shaped, with a straight edge where it would have been attached to the headplate. It has cast relief Style I decoration consisting of a raised border inlaid with a longitudinal niello stripe at the attachment edge, conjoined brows also inlaid with a niello stripe, deep pointed-oval eye sockets with raised central pointed-oval pupils each of which has a tiny blind hole, and a worn pellet-like nose from which extends a median rib which divides a second pair of circular eyes or nostrils. The…
Created on: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EF2EF9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead cloth seal. Two discs, now folded in half, the rivet missing. Visible area blank // indecipherable within a beaded border. Diameter 22mm. 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 5th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-EF1853
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle. Off-set, narrowed bar, slightly expanded outside edge with three transverse grooves flanked by double-ribbed lobes on either side. Pin missing. 13th - 14th century. Measuring 21x 31mm.
Created on: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-EEF7BA
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two lead balls, probably musket balls. Diameter 13mm.
Created on: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-DEB91E
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver, gilded belt mount in the form of a conical sexfoil with a slightly flared base and a hole in the apex. The edge of the base has been carefully shaped with a small notch in the centre of each foil with a convex edge to either side and a slightly projecting triangular point between each foil to either side of which the edge is slightly concave. The sides are divided into six vertical facets, each decorated with a median panel of gilded crosshatching which tapers towards the apex and forms a point which meets the notch in the centre of each edge at the base. Diameter …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
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Record ID: NMS-DDEE86
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible gold strap-end, buckle-plate or fragment of unidentified object, perhaps a back-plate. Description: Triangular gold sheet with a straight short edge, one slightly curved long edge and one straight long edge. There are two empty holes punched through from one face at the short edge, and two punched through from the opposite face near the rounded point, one of which is through the long straight edge. The slightly asymmetric shape and incomplete hole suggest the object was originally shield-shaped and has been cut longitudinally. One face has peeled back at the right-angle…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
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Record ID: NMS-D8C40D
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A group of four Icenian staters found scattered but in close proximity. All are of the Snettisham or early Freckenham types, suggesting a date of deposition in the late 1st century BC or very early 1st century AD. Catalogue: 1) Freckenham type, so-called Cross, Triad issue, see Rudd ABC 1420, weight 5.14g. 2) Snettisham type, so-called Rings issue, see Rudd 1411, weight 5.36g. 3) Freckenham type, so-called Cross, Triad issue, see Rudd ABC 1420, weight 5.11g 4) Freckenham type, so-called Cross, Triad issue, see Rudd ABC 1420, weight 5.48g.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Runhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C7F92B
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval or Post-medieval silver, gilded pendant. Cast in the form of stylised hanging flower in the round, or possible in two halves soldered together with a separate attachment loop, the seam or join partially visible around the edge. Below the rectangular-sectioned suspension loop tendrils or ribs in low relief radiate, separating one pair of smaller and one pair of larger apertures, and projecting as grooves and ribs around the edge. An elongated blunt-pointed terminal with deep angled grooves projects from the lower edge, perhaps forming part of a flower head. The terminal and…
Created on: Monday 2nd June 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
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Record ID: NMS-C3580F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval gold iconographic finger ring. The flat-sectioned hoop, now squashed, has zigzag edges and deep transverse grooves giving the impression of two flat bands twisted around each other, which meet the elongated hexagonal bezel without forming shoulders. The bezel is engraved within a single line border around a nimbed saint wearing a v-necked, belted robe with elbow length sleeves, one hand raised in blessing, the other holding a book or box on which sits the Lamb of God looking over it's shoulder at a cross emerging from it's back. No seals hang from the book. The saint stands w…
Created on: Monday 2nd June 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8A5B6D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of the hoop and shoulder of a medieval silver finger ring. Flat-sectioned, expanding smoothly from a break at the side of the hoop to a break probably at the change of angle for the shoulder or at the (missing) bezel. The outer face of the hoop is decorated with alternating angled lines of pellets and ribs, with engraved foliate decoration either side of the final line of pellets which change angle to form a median longitudinal rib forming the start of an originally bi-concave shoulder or bezel. There are slight traces of gilding on the outer face. Surviving length 15mm. Wi…
Created on: Friday 30th May 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holme Hale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-7517F1
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard described by the finder as being found in an area 'the size of a table top'. Although the patination (darker green with little or no corrosion) and breaks of objects Nos. 1 - 3 are very similar, they do not re-fit. 1. A fragment from the mouth of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe head with a shallow and not well defined moulding at the rim and broken across a second shallow moulding. The breaks are irregular and unabraded but not recent. Now separate, but within socket of another axe (No. 4) when found. It has not been possible to assign the axe to a typological …
Created on: Thursday 29th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-61462C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably the arched bow-section of a Roman crossbow brooch. Consisting of a triangular-sectioned curved copper alloy bar with the flat edge on the outside of the curve and the inner edge slightly rounded. There are ancient transverse breaks at both ends, one of which narrows from the outer face in a sharp curve before the break. Surviving length 48mm. Thickness 7mm. Width of bar 12.5mm. 3rd-4th century AD.
Created on: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-5FC732
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy prick spur. Central flat, hexagonal boss from the centre of which a short, rectangular-sectioned and pointed integral spike projects. One sub-triangular sectioned arm is complete, the flat surface inwards, angled from the central boss but straight rather than curved to form a once side of a U-shape. There is a very narrow transverse rib before the expanded, faceted terminal which is concave sided and tapers in thickness to the rounded end with two rivet holes one of which retains a copper alloy rivet. The other arm is incomplete and may have been repaired, with a rivet hol…
Created on: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnham Broom', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-5EBEC6
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount, Williams Class A, Type 1. Sub-triangular or pentagonal, with an angled flange retaining two corroded iron rivets, two rounded knops on either side, with two more flanking the rounded apex loop. The engraved decoration is a highly simplified version of two addorsed beasts, although the design is so debased the features can no longer be seen. Length 50mm. Width 32mm. 11th century.
Created on: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 28th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnham Broom', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-5E5A18
Object type: CROTAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval fragment of the lower half of a crotal bell with engraved decoration next to the slot. Now flattened. 16th - 18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnham Broom', grid reference and parish protected.


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