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Record ID: ESS-FF0854
Object type: PIPE TAMPER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, cast copper alloy pipe tamper. The tamper takes the form of a claw hammer, though half the claw is now missing. The hammer head is complete and is formed from a decorative arrangement of beads and reels. To either side of the head is a double ring and dot motif. The hammer head is attached to a hollow cylindrical shaft that is decorated along its length with incised circumfral lines, inside and out. There are two small holes where it is damaged. To one upper side of the shaft is a small, deliberate, circular piercing and there is a larger circular piercing to the top of the…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FED0E7
Object type: HARNESS HOOK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete, cast copper alloy, medieval, shield shape mount with hook. The upper part of the object is formed by the shield-shaped mount that is decorated to each side with a white enamelled swan advancing left. There are tiny traces of gilt in the surrounding field. At the pointed end of the shield is an integral sub square collar, also with traces of gilt. From beneath this extends an integral, vertical hook, with a short, shallow hooked end. The original surface is missing and exposed surfaces are light green. The purpose of this object is unknown, though the shield is clearly meant t…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FE93C2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An error report was submitted in 2013 by Mr Paul Cannon with an alternative identification for this object. He suggest that it could be a cast copper alloy coin from Morocco. "Crudely cast in moulds most have the 'seal of Soloman' (six pointed star) on one face and a date plus sometimes other information on the opposite face. There are however types with the six pointed star on both faces. For example see W H Valentine "Modern Copper Coins of the Muhammadan States" (1911) pp 58 & 59 for these undated types." Paramdip Khera of the British Museum confirms that Moroccan coins issued unde…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 18th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wix', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FE7782
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, cast lead, post-medieval cloth seal. The object represents one half of the complete seal. It is a disc, being circular in plan and flat in section. The flat shank that would have linked this disc with its pair is now missing. One face of the disc is marked with a crude hexagram (star of David), suggesting it may be a kosher seal. A similar seal is reported from Lincolnshire as LIN-290B62. the seal is 20.33mm in diamter, 2.22mm thick and weighs 4.74g.
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FBA194
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy cosmetic mortar. The mortar is crescent shaped in profile and V-shaped in section as it is hollow. There is a globular knop to one end, whilst the opposite end is damaged and truncated. To the underneath of the object are two slight knops which are all that remain of the suspension loop. The original surface is missing and exposed surfaces are much abraded. They are light green in colour. Damaged edges are worn, suggesting damaged occurred in antiquity. The mortar is 51.85mm long, 9.75mm wide, 12.78mm high and weighs 12.01g. The mortar is Late iron to Roma…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FB7F44
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy ‘Roman ‘head stud’ brooch. What survives is the upper part only. The wings are semi-cylindrical, short and one wing is truncated. The spring fixing lug is broken, the spring and pin are entirely missing. A small worn knop to the top of the brooch is probably the remains of a chain loop fitting. On the head of the brooch is a worn, raised stud formed of two concentric circles. This may once have been enamelled, though no traces survive. On the surviving portion of the bow are two vertically placed recessed squares, the upper contains red enamel, the lower i…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FB16B5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy, one piece ‘Colchester’ type late Iron Age to early Roman brooch. Both wings of the brooch are truncated. The forward facing hook is truncated and worn. Behind the head of the brooch the short backward hook is also truncated and worn and the integral pin coil and shaft are entirely missing. The bow is sub circular in section. It is complete and ends in a blunt point. The catch plate is entirely missing. The brooch is abraded and nothing of the original surface survives. Exposed surfaces are light green. The break edges are worn smooth suggesting damage occur…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FAFDF4
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy bead. The bead is circular in plan and hexagonal in section being bi-conical. It is of regular thickness with the circular perforation centrally set. There is raised band running around the bead, flanked to either side by a narrow circumfral groove. A circumfral groove also runs around the perforation to each side. No casting seam is visible. The original surface survives mostly intact with a dark green patina, with areas of damage and wear showing as lighter green. The bead has a diameter of 14.42mm, is 10.22mm thick and weighs 6.04g. Beads are difficult to date, …
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FA7CA4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copepr alloy coin; Nummus of Valens (possibly)
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FA4183
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy coin: Sestertius of unknown emperor. Extremely worn. Die axis 12 o'clock (or 6 o'clock).
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-7BECC4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver Scottish voided long cross penny of Alexander III. The penny is split down one arm of the cross as if someone has attempted to make a cut half penny.
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Roxwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-17ABA5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold Iron Age stater of Addedomaros.VA 1620. Addedomaros was a king who seems to have ruled a territory in Essex and Hertfordshire. He is only known from the coins made in his name.
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East of Colchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-1798A3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold Iron Age stater of Addedomaros.VA 1620. Addedomaros was a king who seems to have ruled a territory in Essex and Hertfordshire. He is only known from the coins made in his name.
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East of Colchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-175400
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold Iron Age stater of Addedomaros.VA 1620. Addedomaros was a king who seems to have ruled a territory in Essex and Hertfordshire. He is only known from the coins made in his name.
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East of Colchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-1350A5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver, sceat, series K (type 32a), c.720-40, Metcalf 1994 p.386-7, 395-402.
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Roxwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FDF630
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lithic implement. This is a flint flake of Neolithic or Bronze Age date with clear retouched edges. The flint is dark brown-grey with lighter grey inclusions. It is 45.64mm long, 18.8mm wide, 5.54mm thick and weighs 4.78g.
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Albans', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FDD894
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lithic implement. This is a flint tool of Neolithic or Bronze Age date with clear retouched edges. It is possible that it is an unfinished fabricator. The flint is mid grey with lighter grey inclusions and some beige-grey cortex survives. There is a clear bulb of percussion. It is 73.24mm long, 33.48mm wide, 9.6mm thick and weighs 29.36g.
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Albans', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-EC4D04
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Bronze Age hoard. 1. Socketed axe, South-Eastern class A. Complete. Double mouth moulding, sub-square mouth with rounded corners. The axe is wedge-shaped in profile and almost rectangular in plan. The upper mouth moulding is worn and chipped. The cutting edge is expanded and there are slightly developed blade tip hollows. The blade edge and blade tips are missing due to corrosion damage. There are curving striations along the same plane as the blade edge on both sides of the cutting edge and lower blade. Internal ribs on both faces. The casting seams are barely visible on both sid…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2006
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mid Essex', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-EC2997
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Plain gold D-sectioned band with inscription around inner face: NOT*THIS*but*me π to.cho[s?e]* The symbol between me and to chose is likely a decorative flourish. This ring is unusual in having both capital and lower case lettering employed in the inscription. The combination of upper and lower case lettering indicates a 17th Century date rather than 16th. The N is reverse barred. There is an indeterminate symbol engraved between the words 'me' and 'to' which is likely a decorative flourish. The lettering is unevenly engraved and spaced, the last word truncated by the insertion of a …
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2006
Last updated: Friday 19th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Good Easter', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-EA0B55
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete silver medieval ring brooch. The brooch is circular in plan and sub square in section. It is formed from twisted wire. Within each twist, the brooch has been decorated with raised pellets along the entire length. The narrowed pin bar is broken and missing. The pin is also missing. Break edges are worn suggesting damage occurred in antiquity. Apart from this minor damage, the brooch survives in good condition with a mid grey silvery patina. It has a diameter of 28.9mm, the hoop is 3mm wide and 3.68mm thick. the brooch weighs 6.78g A similar example is reported in the Treasur…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2006
Last updated: Monday 19th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gestingthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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