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Record ID: ESS-B050C1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval/Post-medieval cast copper-alloy mount, incomplete. The mount is D-shaped in plan (with a worn break edge along the straight side) and domed in section with a flat reverse. The front of the mount is highly decorated. The curved section has five semi-circular projections around its edge forming five leaves/petals. Each are decorated with a raised border containing a raised elongated central vein. At the centre of the five leaves is a single circular hole. Below the two outer leaves are two bands of small incised lines, and below the central hole are two raised lines each f…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wicken Bonhunt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-B02CF7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Iron Age or Romano-British strap union, Taylor and Brailsford type 1. This object is constructed of a figure of eight flanked on either side by a vertical bar, attached at each end by a moulded oval collar. Each collar has an incised central line running around it. The figure of eight is semicircular in section having a flat rear side with a domed front, and the vertical bars are circular in section. Aside from the incised lines on the collars the object is undecorated. The overall patina of the object is dark green, with some light green and red/brown. It measures 32.4mm long, 2…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2016
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Record ID: ESS-AFFD05
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified cast copper-alloy object. The object is incomplete in length and would have been hollow, but only half of its total diameter has survived so the object is now C-shaped. The hollow inside of the surviving part of the object is four-sided, flat and plain. The outside of the object consists of two integral parts. From the break edge the first half of the object is plain with four thin (2.6mm) flat sides. Beyond this the object becomes thicker (9.6mm) as it projects out at a right angle for a distance of 5.5mm before tapering inwards to meet the internal edge of the objec…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hempstead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-1D3342
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete Roman copper-alloy skillet or frying pan. Most of the bowl of the pan survives (approximately 80%) with a fraction of the base and approximately 20% of the wall and rim missing. There is an integral short flanged socket extending from the bowl which accommodated the folding handle (now missing). The bowl is now distorted both horizontally and vertically, but once had a flat base. The walls are almost vertical but are very slightly divergent. The walls simply ‘fold over’ into a simple flanged rim set at approximately 90 degrees. The handle socket is formed from a projecti…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-897423
Object type: MACE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy cast knopped mace head, medieval, incomplete. This mace head consists of a hollow cylindrical shaft with 4 projecting four-sided knops in a central row and 7 three-sided (half) knops on two other rows either side of the central one (the eighth knop being missing with an old and worn break edge). The hollow shaft would suggest that this mace head had originally been fixed to either a wooden or metal pole. The mace head measures 46.3mm long, 47.9mm in diameter (20.6mm of which is the hollow shaft), and the points of the knops are worn and measure 10-15mm long. It weighs 109…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2006
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: ESS-88B381
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Half a silver penny of Stephen (1135-1154), Awbridge type (c. 1150-1158). Obverse: Bearded bust three-quarters left, crowned and holding sceptre in right hand, [STIEFNE]. Reverse: Voided cross within a beaded quatrefoil; in each angle, a fleur. It measures 17.4mm in diameter and weighs 0.6g. North, J. J. 1980. English Hammered Coinage. Volume 1: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c.600-1272, page 164, ref. 881.
Created on: Monday 13th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-868411
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval, copper-alloy, non-heraldic personal seal matrix. The bottom half of the object is complete but the hexagonal handle has been broken and the break edge is worn. The design is of a stag's head with a cross between its antlers and the inscription reads [...]DI IESV (possibly S’TAER DI IESV, 'tear of Christ'). It measures 20.2mm in diameter, 10.2mm high and weighs 7.98g.
Created on: Monday 13th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-867AD2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval double-loop buckle frame. Frame consists of two D-shaped loops joined together by a central bar which forms the straight section of both Ds. The bar also protrudes out slightly to the top and bottom of the frame. The pin is missing. The buckle is pitted and abraded with a dark green patina. It measures 37.2mm long, 24.1mm wide, is 2.9mm thick and weighs 5.19g. Similar buckles can be found in Cuddeford, M. 2001. Identifying Buckles, page 26.
Created on: Monday 13th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-867052
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy sestertius coin, very abraded. Obverse: emperors head right. Reverse: standing figure with C visible to right. Inscriptions on both sides illegible. It measures 31.5mm in diameter and weighs 20.97g.
Created on: Monday 13th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-854354
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy swivel strap distributor, possibly from a dog's lead. This object is one swivelling link from the distributor. It is D shaped in plan. The curved part of the link is circular in section and has zoomorphic terminals. The straight side is formed from an integral flat six-sided plate. This plate has a circular piercing, through which a shaft on an opposing D shaped swivel would have passed. The zoomorphic terminals consist of two small round protruding ears and a flat area at the top of the head with incised decoration (possibly representing hair/fur). The head the…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2006
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-60CE23
Object type: PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper-alloy ring-headed pin, Iron Age (8th to 3rd century BC). Pin consists of the ring-head and the slightly angled shaft nearest to the head, the rest of the shaft is missing. They were used to secure cloaks or stoles at the shoulder. The surface is badly corroded but it does appear to have been decorated with ridges around the outer surface. The inside of the ring-head is plain. It measures 43mm long, 30mm in diameter, is 0.7mm thick and weighs 17g. Similar ring-headed pins can be found in James, S. and Rigby, V. 1997, Britain and the Celtic Iron Age, p. 21-22, figure 22.
Created on: Monday 30th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-5E8C93
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Bronze Age socketed axe head. The blade, face and single side-loop are complete but the socket mouth with moulding is missing and the break edges are worn. The blade and face are rectangular in plan and flare outwards towards the blade tips, and the mouth appears to be circular in section. No decoration was visible. It measures 100mm long, 36-40mm wide and is 15-26mm thick. A catalogue of socketed axes can be found in Schmidt, P. and Burgess, C. 1981. The Axes of Scotland and Northern Ireland, p172-250.
Created on: Monday 30th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-5E1B64
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Roman copper-alloy bow brooch. Brooch consists of part of both wings, the bow and part of the catchplate. No decoration was visible and little of the original surface appears to have survived. It measures 40mm long, 22mm wide and weighs 1.4g.
Created on: Monday 30th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-5DF906
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper-alloy La Tene I type brooch, Iron Age (4th century BC – 2nd century BC). Brooch consists of part of an incomplete spring, the bow and the foot, the remainder of the spring, the pin and the terminal are missing. No decoration is visible and little of the original surface appears to have survived. All break edges are worn. It measures 53mm long, 14mm wide, is 2.5mm thick and weighs 4.8g. Similar La Tene I type brooches can be found in Hattatt, R. 1987. Brooches of Antiquity, p. 14-15.
Created on: Monday 30th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-CD54D4
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a medieval or post-medieval purse bar or pendant frame. Fragment is convex and decorated with incised cross-hatched lines containing traces of niello. A single sewing hole has survived along the length. It measures 39mm long, 10mm wide, is 9mm thick and weighs 11.2g. Similar pendant frames can be found in Read, B. 2001. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, Volume 1, page 124, figure 84, refs 907-909.
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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Record ID: ESS-CD17D6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle, incomplete, mid 14th to early 15th century. The buckle consists of an oval frame and integral forked spacer. The sheet plates and pin are missing but two rivets have survived. The frame is bevelled and has a triangular shaped lip. Buckle has a dark green patina with patches of light green. It measures 52mm long, 26mm wide, is 0.4mm thick and weighs 7.8g. Similar buckles with forked spacers can be found in Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991. Dress Accessories c.1150-c.1450, p. 78-82, refs. 322-330.
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-CC8296
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A solid copper-alloy toggle, probably late Iron Age in date. The toggle is cylindrical in shape with two flattened circular terminals at each end. Beyond each terminal is a waisted neck which leads to a swollen middle section with a waisted transverse groove running around its centre. The remains of a loop project out from this middle section and its break edges are worn. The original surface has partially survived as a dull green patina but all other surfaces are a light green. It measures 29mm long, 19mm wide, is 14mm thick and weighs 19.8g. Similar toggles can be found on this …
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-CC6903
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval, copper-alloy, lozenge-shaped mount. The mount is lozenge-shaped with a raised smaller central lozenge in the centre. The reverse is flat around the outside of the mount with a depression where the raised lozenge is positioned. Both sides are plain and the reverse has two lugs positioned on either side of the depression (and bent inwards) at the top and bottom of the mount. Much of the original surface has survived as a dark green patina. It measures 30mm long, 30mm wide, is 4.5mm thick and weighs 12.1g. Similar lozenge-shaped mounts can be found in Read, B. 2001. M…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: ESS-CC55B4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper-alloy mount in the form of a leaf, incomplete. The mount is flat. It has a single rounded tip and two sides which flare outwards along most of the length of the mount. The sides then taper quickly inwards to form a rectangular end (now broken) at the base of the leaf. The base of the leaf has two transverse grooves and a third slightly lower down across the rectangular end. There are also four incised diagonal lines on the leaf itself (two on each side), which run from the edge of the mount inwards in a downwards motion. The reverse is plain with no visible signs …
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2006
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
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Record ID: ESS-CC2C02
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper-alloy mount in the form of an acorn, c. 17th century. The mount is complete, flat and acorn-shaped with a single protruding knop at the top of the acorn and two at the bottom. The shell of the acorn also has a cross-hatched decoration. The reverse is plain and contains two lugs, one of which is lost and the other is bent. Very little of the original surface has survived. It measures 35mm long, 20mm wide, is 6.5mm thick and weighs 6.1g. Similar acorn mounts can be found in Read, B. 2001. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, Volume 1, page 29, figure 22, refs 331-334.
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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