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Record ID: CORN-525230
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete cast copper alloy Roman hinged T-shaped, South-western derivative brooch. The crossbar is mainly missing with just short sections of the tubular wings extending to a maximum of 8 mm from the head of the bow at the front of the brooch, with the back open to show where the spindle was once held and an empty cavity for the hinge and pin mechanism which is also missing. The bow is C-shaped in section with a hollow cavity at the back which extends almost to where the bow is broken. The head of the bow has a flattened section between the wings, and below that is quite corroded and…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-52946D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Silver cut half of a short cross penny of Henry III (1216-1272), Short Cross coinage (1216-1247), Class VIIa3 (1220-1222),with reverse legend with pellet stops, moneyer Henry, Canterbury mint. Mass, p.53, pl.71, no.1904.
Created on: Saturday 15th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-50918E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Silver posy ring with D-section hoop and plain outer band and inscribed on the inside of the band with the words in italics: G'od above increase our love All of the letters are in lower case italics, apart from an initial upper case letter 'G' of God. The long 's' in 'increaSe' is more like an 'f' and this style of 's' stopped being used in about 1780 (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/why-f-instead-of-s-in-old-fashioned-spellings). At the end of the inscription there is a decorative mark of an inscribed bird with a pointed beak and feather coming off of the back of the head an…
Created on: Saturday 15th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-270BB7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy nummus of Constans (AD 333-350), Reece period 17, dating from AD 347-348, VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN reverse type depicting two Victories facing each other, each with a wreath held up in their hand and palm. Leaf over TRP in exergue so mint of Trier. Cf. RIC VIII, p.151, pl.2, no.185
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-270AD7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy radiate, dating from c.AD 260-296, but too worn and incomplete to identify.
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-2709C5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy sestertius, late 1st to early 2nd century, c. AD 81-138, from the shape (David Holman pers comm) possibly of Trajan (AD 98-117) Reece period 5, from the shape of the head and position of the eye and nose. The reverse has a standing central figure with S / C to the left and right, but most of the detail is missing due to corrosion and wear.
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-2707E2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of a cast copper alloy Roman Dolphin or Polden Hill type brooch dating from the 1st century AD. The fragment consists of the foot of the bow, which is 29 mm long and 3 mm wide, and the catchplate behind it. The catchplate is triangular in profile, 13 mm wide and 2 mm thick expanding to 4 mm thick where the lip extends to hook the missing pin. There are two curvilinear areas of openwork with an angled bar separating them within the triangle of the catchplate. The catchplate resembles two illustrated by Bayley and Butcher (2004) on pp.90-91, figs.70 & 72, nos.206 & 213 f…
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-242551
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy double looped small spectacle buckle, missing its pin. The buckle has two oval loops in plan which are internally bevelled to a raised edge and externally rounded. There are moulded transverse ridges in the middle of the pin bar but otherwise no decoration on the surface of the buckle frame. There are traces of black lacquer on the surface of the buckle which would have been used to protect the buckle from decay. Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar lacquered small spectacle buckle and one with bevelled edges on p.53, nos.297-298 which are dated from …
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-241F49
Object type: SUNDIAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Cast copper alloy pocket or portable sundial, circular in plan, and made up of two annular bands which have been soldered together internally where a drawn wire semi-circular loop attaches them together at their outer edges. This loop would have attached to a chain so that the sundial could be suspended and to a band or 'nodus'. The nodus would have run along the central groove and was completed by a washer-like ring and it was the spot of sunlight passing through this ring on to the inside of the dial which was used to indicate the time. The dots and the gradations would permit fracti…
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-23695C
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post Medieval copper alloy Mercury Bust jetton issued by Wolf Laufer II (1612-1651). The design of the observe shows Mercury facing left wearing winged helmet. The obverse inscription reads. *WOLF LAV[FER IN N]VRNBERG REC. Reverse design of Imperial orb surmounted by cross patty, within a tressure with three main arches. The inscription on the reverse reads *ANFANG.BENDENKS.ENDT. Jettons were produced to be used as reckoning counters by an accountant, or Rechenmeister in German, to do accounts on a chequered board or cloth (which is where we get the phrase Chancellor of the Exchequer)…
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Saturday 22nd December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-9616F6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver halfpenny of Henry VI, First Reign (1422-1461), Plain issue (1427-1430), Type P4 with initial cross fleury and double saltire stops and no extra marks, London mint. Cf. Withers, 2003, p.35, Type P4
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Sunday 9th December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-9608C7
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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A cast copper-alloy strap-end dating from the Medieval period. The strap-end was cast in a single piece, is 40 mm in length, 16 mm in width, 5 mm in thickness and 8.65 g in weight. The main body of the strap-end is lozenge shaped in plan, 29 mm in length, with a three-segmented terminal comprising of two collars and a pointed knop at the closed end. There is a gap between the two plates through which the remains of the leather strap can be seen that was slotted between them and fixed by the single rivet, 3 mm in diameter, and about 5 mm from the tip . One face has been decorated by a p…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-95F6FB
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead personal seal matrix dating from the Medieval period. The seal was originally circular in plan, 27.5 mm in diameter and 2 mm in thickness; approximately a third of the matrix is missing, including around 40 per cent of its circumference; its current weight is 6.9 g. The central device is of a flower with a deeply stamped equal-armed foliate cross, which completely pierces the thickness of the seal in several places, alternating with lightly incised smaller petals in the four angles. The legend around the circumference is contained within an outer, continuous ban…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Sunday 6th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-95CF15
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy Roman Polden Hill type brooch, which would have had two parts and is now missing its spring mechanism and pin. Between the two wings, at the head of the brooch, are the remains of the loop or hook and the chord that extended from the spring. The front of the wings are intact but form part of the cylindrical crossbar where the spring would have been housed, between the two closed ends which secured the axial rod. The wings are decorated on each side with three raised ribs, that are 1 mm thick, alternating with transverse vertical grooves, that are 2 mm th…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-95C342
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman sestertius of Faustina II (AD 147-175), Reece period 8, but dating from AD 176-180, after her death during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, CONSECRATIO S C reverse type depicting Faustina II, draped, with veil floating in semicircle behind head, holding transverse sceptre in right hand, seated left, borne aloft by peacock soaring right, with wings spread. Mint of Rome. Cf. BMC Vol.IV, p.653, no.1570; RIC Vol.III, p.349, no.1702
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Sunday 9th December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-3DA319
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman sestertius, possibly of Faustina II (AD 147-175), Reece period 7 or 8, with a female bust facing right with a short face and chignon at back of the head on the obverse and a standing central figure on the reverse but the coin is too corroded to make out any more detail or the legends.
Created on: Sunday 2nd December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-3D9900
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman sestertius possibly of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180), Reece period 8, with curly hair at back of head facing right on obverse and standing central figure on reverse but too corroded to make out any more detail or the legends.
Created on: Sunday 2nd December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-FCC4CE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cut farthing of a short cross penny of John (1199-1216), Class Vb1 (1205) with flat-topped 'R', moneyer Ilger, London mint, Mass 1408.
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
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Record ID: CORN-FB6863
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy vesica-shaped personal seal matrix dated from the Medieval period (c.1200-1400). The design on the face of the matrix is an eight-petalled flower in the centre surrounded by inscriptions on both sides which are quite worn but some of the letters can be made out: [S'] M [F]ILLII [.]OVA The matrix is flat with an integral suspension loop which extends to 7 mm proud of the back of the matrix, with one edge is damaged and the perforation now full of corrosion product but originally about 4 mm in diameter. There is a longitudinal casting seam down the middle of the back …
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Sunday 6th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-F26711
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Beaker period (c.2500-1500 BC). The arrowhead is triangular in plan: 27 mm in length, 23.5 mm in width at the base, 4 mm thick and weighs 2.4 g. The pointed tip is missing. Both faces have been thinned by the removal of many small, shallow, invasive pressure-flakes. Two notches have been formed by pressure flaking at the base of the triangle, to form the tang and two barbs, and the two notches carefully shaped by further pressure flaking. The two barbs have obliquely shaped ends and the tang is square, placing the arrowhead w…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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