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    • Primary material: Silver

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Record ID: NMS-7AE3B5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval, silver, gilded dress fastener. Openwork plate consisting of four circular apertures around a central heart with scrolls to either side, a narrow transverse rib forming a straight edge above the heart and two pierced circular attachment lugs projecting from the lower edge below the heart. In the centre of the upper straight side is a broken, ungilded scar where a missing element, probably a pierced lug forming the eye, has broken off. Gilding on the reverse survives only within the stamped maker's mark, R. Post-medieval eye plates are less commonly found than the dress h…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Sunday 18th December 2016
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Record ID: NMS-AB3763
Object type: DRESS PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver dress pin of the bodkin type. Rectangular-sectioned with slightly convex sides, tapering gradually from the pointed upper end to the blunt lower end. At the upper end on both faces a longitudinal groove runs through a circular piercing and rectangular slot before tapering to a point, the pin is otherwise plain. Now bent almost in half. Length (unbent) 92mm. Maximum width 4mm. Maximum thickness 2mm. Weight 3.52g. Circa 17th century.
Created on: Friday 10th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-AA0079
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver, gilded cap hook with circular-sectioned S-shaped hook soldered to the reverse, broken next to the edge of the plate and now separate but joining. Discoidal plate with grooves around the edge creating segmented sides and border around a slightly recessed front face which has in low relief ihc within a circular cell at the centre of a rose formed from five inner and five outer petal cells. The cells are keyed and gilded, the raised divisions between the cells, segmented border, sides, reverse and pin were either not gilded or the gilding has worn away. The cells ar…
Created on: Friday 10th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D8E460
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable silver ingot. Rectangular-sectioned with irregular but unbroken terminals and multiple shallow transverse hammer marks on the long faces. Measuring 13 x 6 x 5mm. Weight 1.77g / 27.4 grains. The weight of 27.4 grains corresponds very closely with 1 avoirdupois dram (27.3grains) although this is probably a coincidence. The hammer marks may indicate a Late Saxon date.
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D5551A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of medieval silver, gilded finger ring. The band is faceted externally to form concave lozengiform fields with smaller triangular fields between, rising to form a point where the corners of four fields meet. The surviving triangular fields are plain, the lozengiform fields engraved with four lines forming a border around a star or sunburst formed from radiating engraved lines. Plain internally. The surviving fragment consists of one complete lozengiform field and two incomplete. Width of band 6mm. Weight 0.6g. Not enough survives to estimate the original diameter. For b…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-B3B940
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver, gilded finger ring. Integral bezel consisting of an octofoil with a central collet containing a blue glass cabochon. Each foil is concave on the upper face and alternately plain and engraved with splayed lines. The shallow D-sectioned band is broken on both sides of the bezel immediately after a transverse rib. Traces of gilding survive on the front and reverse of the bezel and band. Width of bezel 13.5mm. Height including glass 4mm. Weight 1.2g. Circa 13th - 15th century.
Created on: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-9E218E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of medieval silver finger ring or brooch. Four strands of twisted or plaited wire forming a band, slightly flattened on the inner face of the curve, with a flat-sectioned quatrefoil boss soldered to the outer face forming the bezel. Each foil of the boss is engraved to resemble a leaf with angled lines to either side of a median line. Traces of gilding survive on the wire and boss. Not enough survives to estimate the original diameter. Width of band 4mm. Width of boss 7mm. Weight 0.9g. For a twisted wire brooch see Egan and Pritchard (2002, 254, fig.164, no.1340). 13th - 1…
Created on: Monday 16th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-6E189B
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver composite dress hook. Trefoil back-plate cusped around the edge supporting three hemispherical bosses with engraved angled lines either side of a median line to indicate a leaf on the flange between each boss. Each boss has two large filigree wire circles with pellets within and between and at the apex of each dome. A separate silver sexfoil sheet at the centre of the three bosses is secured through the back-plate by a dome-headed butterfly clip. There is a separate rectangular sectioned rectangular loop for attachment and an incomplete hook soldered to the revers…
Created on: Saturday 14th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2016
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Record ID: NMS-6D5379
Object type: RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver wire suspension ring. Circular-sectioned with the slightly thinner ends overlapping and wrapped around the ring in the form of a slip-knot. The ring is cracked in several places and part of the 'knot' is missing with four relatively fresh breaks. Maximum diameter of the wire 3mm. With of ring 28mm. Height of ring 28mm. Weight 3.3g. For similar examples see a copper alloy suspension ring attached to a pin or toilet article from Heacham, Norfolk (NMS-CCD5C0), attached to tweezers from Methwold, Norfolk (HER 4780, NMS-E44625), and to a Late Saxon key (KENT-998C0D). See also sim…
Created on: Saturday 14th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-6D0C5B
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver spoon knop of seal top type. From the top down; plain disc, narrow fluted baluster, constriction, tapering fluted baluster, two plain narrow mouldings, short length of hexagonal-sectioned stem before break. The end of the stem is damaged, perhaps partially molten or miscast on one side. Length (excluding surviving stem) 23.5mm. Diameter of disc 15mm. Weight 11.8g. For a very similar example on a complete spoon see Gask (1926, 88 and pl.XIII, no.3). 16th century.
Created on: Saturday 14th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2016
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