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Record ID: ESS-557867
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Late Iron Age to early Roman bow brooch fragment of Colchester type. The bow and parts of the wings and spring mechanism are present, but the rest of the brooch is missing due to old breaks. The wings are short and flat, and there is a hook bent forward over the bow. The brooch measures 57.3m in length, 14.6mm in width across the wings, 22.3mm in thickness including the bent spring and weighs 7.8g.
Created on: Thursday 1st January 2015
Last updated: Friday 15th May 2015
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Record ID: ESS-5563A9
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Roman buckle of Hawkes and Dunning (1961) Type IIA. Only part of the attachment end of the plate is preserved, the remainder of the object now missing due to old breaks. The surviving fragment is flat, rectangular in form and has the remains of openwork decoration. The attachment end bears three rectangular lugs, pierced to take the buckle frame. The entire object has a worn green patina and measures 27.7mm in width (incomplete), 38.7mm in length (complete), 4.6mm in thickness and 5.7g in weight. This buckle is of Late Roman type, the plate form and …
Created on: Thursday 1st January 2015
Last updated: Monday 12th October 2015
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Record ID: ESS-55454C
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lithic handaxe, knapped from mid grey flint, of probable Palaeolithic date. Flakes have been removed from both surfaces to shape the axe, which is oval in plan. It has an elongated lenticular cross section with pointed edges. The edges of the axe are damaged and worn. The surface of the axe is a creamy white colour, however the grey flint can be seen on the more recent damage to the axe. The axe is 93.7mm long, 81.1mm wide and is 24.4mm thick.
Created on: Thursday 1st January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 5th February 2015
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Record ID: ESS-552A88
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy brooch dating to the Roman period. The fragment is of a Colchester or Colchester derivative and comprises of the catchplate and part of the bow only. The rest of the bow, head, mechanism and pin have been lost to old breaks. The catchplate extends from the bow to form a triangular plate which curves at the outer edge, acting as a pin rest. The catchplate has openwork decoration in the form of three circular holes, two now filled with sediment. The fragment measures 30.4mm in length, 13.9mm in width, 4.2mm in thickness and weighs 4.4g.
Created on: Thursday 1st January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 5th February 2015
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Record ID: ESS-55099B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) sceatta, with a series B 'dove on cross' surrounded by an illegible legend and a diademed head facing right, also surrounded by an illegible legend. Obverse: Pearl diademed head with crescent ear and angular nose right, within beaded border Reverse: Bird on cross, annulets at either end of the cross bar, all within a beaded border.
Created on: Thursday 1st January 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th March 2015
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Record ID: ESS-5368B9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver struck medieval half groat of Henry VII (1485 - 1509). North 1711. Obverse is crowned bust facing with annulets by ears. Double arched jewelled crown. Insctiptio[] GRA REX. Reverse is double legend with cross and three pellets in each angle. Inscription [] POSVI [] // CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR
Created on: Thursday 1st January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Record ID: ESS-442494
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate of uncertain emperoe, dating to the period AD 260 to AD 296 (Reece Period 13-14). Uncertain standing female figure reverse type and mint.
Created on: Wednesday 31st December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 31st December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Tey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-440B15
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to the period AD330-5 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers and two standards. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Wednesday 31st December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 31st December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Tey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-43E5D3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn copper alloy 'rose' farthing of Charles I, dating to the period AD 1634-1644. Probable mullet initial mark. North Rose Type 2; N2291.
Created on: Wednesday 31st December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 31st December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castle Hedingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-43C4FA
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn copper alloy 'rose-orb' Nuremberg jetton dating to the Post Medieval period. Issued by Hans Krauwinckel II (master 1586, died March 1635).
Created on: Wednesday 31st December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 31st December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castle Hedingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-3C9AF7
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large, probable scraper knapped from a tertiary flint flake and dating from the Neolithic to early Bronze Age (4000-1000 BC). It is broadly ovoid in plan, opaque in the body with translucent edges and on a mid-gray, mottled flint. At the proximal end is a pronounced bulb of percussion on the ventral face. This bears evidence of bulb preparation with a large removal running from the edge diagonally into the centre and several parallel removals across the edge. The flake has pronounced, visible ripples covering the whole ventral face. It is trapezoid in section with two arrises runnin…
Created on: Wednesday 31st December 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd January 2015
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Record ID: ESS-ACD93C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: Silver penny of Edward the Confessor (AD 1042-66), Bust facing/Small cross type, c. 1062-65 (N830), with four added silver rivets evenly placed around the inscription to convert it into a brooch or badge. Bent, and slightly chipped. Moneyer Godwine, mint probably Maldon Obverse: Crowned bust, draped and bearded +E[A]DPARD [REC]X__ Reverse: Small cross patee +G[O]D[P]INE ON [H or M]Æ__ Dimensions: Diameter 18.1mm, Weight 1.23g Discussion: The object is fairly typical of a type of coin brooch or badge which appears to have been particularly fashionable from the mi…
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chelmsford District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-AC97B6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post Medieval silver gilt finger-ring, dating to the early 16th century. The ring is D-shaped in section and is decorated on one side only. The flat face is on the inside of the object. The ring has been broken and bent so that it resembles an S-shaped strip of metal. The decoration consists of alternating panels; one is a plain square with double lines forming a border and the other is rectangular with two voided crosses over five horizontal lines of beading. On the back there appears to be a maker's mark but, due to wear, it is difficult to determine. The mark appears to be two ci…
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chelmsford District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-AC7474
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Southend-on-Sea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of a white metal finger ring carried out by the British Museum's Scientific Research sectionidentified the metal as pewter - an alloy of tin, lead and antimony. The alloy indicates the ring is modern. The ring weighs 5.03 grams.
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Beach', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-9D37C4
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: Two cast silver cufflinks elements dating to the Post Medieval period (17th Century) and found in the same field. The discs are circular in plan with down turned edges. One element has suffered damage to the end resulting in a loss of c. 25% of the circumference due to an old break. The upper surface of both elements are decorated with a flaming heart design, bisected with two arrows (Lewis form 1 type B). The backgrounds have a stippled effect. The reverse of the discs each bear a 'D' shaped silver wire attachment loop. Dimensions: Element 1 (complete): 14.2mm in diam…
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
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Record ID: ESS-9D2B8C
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A cast silver cufflink element. The disc is circular in plan with down turned edges. The edges have suffered damage resulting in a loss of c. 50% of the circumference due to old breaks. The upper surface is decorated with a pair of clasped hands raised above two flaming hearts (Lewis: form 1 type C). The background has a stippled effect. The reverse of the disc bears a 'D' shaped silver wire attachment loop, now broken and remaining only as one projecting spur. Similar examples can be found on the PAS database: BH-4372D5 (2011 T647) and IOW-F1FB17 (2011 T646).
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-9D0232
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Curator's Report for 2014 T945, Post Medieval silver finger ring fragment Date: 1500-1700 AD Description: A fragment of a Post Medieval silver gilt finger ring dating from 1500 - 1700 AD. The band is rectangular in section with breaks at both ends. The outer face is decorated with beaded borders, each flanked by raised lines. The plain band in the centre is inscribed: " D " in a serif capital letter. Dimensions: Weight - 0.40g, length - 11.9mm, width - 7.1mm, thickness - 1.3mm Discussion: Similar examples have been recorded on the PAS database through the Treasure process,…
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colchester District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-9CDC36
Object type: STUD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete circular gold setting, probably once part of a larger composite object. Description: The setting has a thick, double frame consisting of a band of twisted, gold beaded wire with a ring of single, untwisted gold beaded wire above. Inside this is a broad, upright gold strip forming a collar for the setting. The setting itself is now empty, with no clear remains of a stone or gold foil. A greyish substance is visible inside, running around much of the circumference at the junction between collar and base-plate. This may be the remains of cement that held the original set…
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Colchester District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-9CD262
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Curator's Report for 2014 T941, Post Medieval silver finger dress hook Date: 1500-1600 AD Description: An incomplete and probably unfinished hooked tag dating to the Post Medieval period. The body of the hooked tag consists of a rectangular plate with seven knops projecting from it; one knop in each of the four corners and one knop at the midway point on both of the long sides and lower edge. The upper edge bears an slight projection from which extends rounded loop. The front is decorated with a raised rectangular panel with a recessed sexfoil pattern in the centre. The borde…
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tendring District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-9CC3F6
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver-gilt dress pin in two pieces. The pin has a hollow cast spherical head formed of two hemispheres. The lower hemisphere connects directly to the shank of the pin. The pin is broken just below the head. The remainder of the pin tapers to a point. The upper hemisphere is decorated with filigree and granulated designs forming circles with a knop in the centre of each; four are located around the circumference and one at the top of the head. The lower hemisphere is decorated with four filigree and granulated designs forming circles. There are also traces of gilding on the hea…
Created on: Thursday 11th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Maldon District', grid reference and parish protected.


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