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Record ID: NMGW-ED838D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Half of the frame from an annular silver brooch with cut from sheet metal. The external face bears engraved lettering in crudely cut Lombardic style, which appears to read: I S H [reversed h of N] A - (horizontal 'I' unless a dash) The 'S' being on its side, and the motto may be garbled. There is evidence for a restriction in the frame for a pin (now missing). The back is plain. External diameter 28mm; inner diameter 19mm; maximum thickness 1mm; weight 1.47g. The ring, which has a highly worn outer surface, has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-ED536B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small silver annular brooch. The silver frame is of quatrilobe form, with rounded mouldings in the angles between the lobes. The external frame width is 19.2mm; frame height 19.3mm; frame thickness 3mm. The pin is plain, with an off-centre suggestion of a division at junction of head and shaft. The front of the pin has slight bevelling; the back is flat. The head is simply wrapped around a cast restriction in the hoop. Overall pin length 21.1mm. The object has not undergone any cleaning or conservation
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-5769D6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Blaenau Gwent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Annular silver stirrup brooch. The external face is decorated for half its circumference with engraved transverse grooves inlaid with niello. There is no restriction in the frame for the pin which has a short stirrup at the junction of shaft and wrap around head. The stirrup is decorated with transverse grooves, and the facets of the shaft, which has a diamond cross-section, are engraved with diagonal grooves to create a herring-bone pattern from the front. The backs of the frame and pin are plain. External diameter 24.2mm; inner diameter 20.01mm; maximum frame thickness 1.9mm; …
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-D98884
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver spoon, now in two parts, comprising a bent handle junction with bowl, and the remaining bowl, folded twice. The stem is hexagonal at the base, becoming circular in cross-section mid-way along the shaft up to the simple devolved 'diamond-point' terminal. The underside of the bowl at the junction with the handle bears what appears to be a wriggle work cross-crosslet, now only partially visible, on the base of the bowl at the junction with the handle. The overall length is 81.55mm; maximum thickness of stem 3.3.x 3mm; bowl width about 32mm; bowl thickness 1mm; weight 1…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C76188
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver gilt finger ring. The reported object is a silver gilt finger ring, comprising a decorated bezel soldered to the plain narrow silver band of triangular cross-section. The engraved decoration takes the form of a quatrefoil; the hoop is plain. Traces of gilding survive. The bezel measures 5.8 high x 6.2mm wide. The band width is 2.3mm; thickness 1.0mm; internal diameter 19.7 x 17.4mm; overall weight 1.32g.
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-C6437A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative silver-gilt posy-ring. The hoop fragment is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is cast with a repeating pattern of cells and raised single dots or pellets. Raised dots also fill the field between the cells and the plain borders. The areas between the raised decoration are inlaid with white and green enamel, most of which is now missing. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: FEARE·GOD·ONLI, in Roman capitals. The hoop is slightly distorted. The internal diameter is 17.6 x 17.2mm; external diameter 19 x 19.6mm; band width 4.8 mm; band thi…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C5F371
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold fede or fidelity ring. The hoop is of wounds triangular cross-section. The outer surface is plain. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: Feare god and love mee, in vertical italic script. Internal hoop diameter 18.6 mm; external hoop diameter 23.2mm; band width 2.3mm; band height 4.8mm; weight 5.31g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C595D8
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver gilt dress-hook with a thin back-plate cut from a sheet, cusped around the edge. The back-plate supports a hollow, cast heart-shaped boss. On the reverse of the back plate can be seen the scar for the silver hook which was originally soldered to the plate. The bar loop is complete. The hollow heart supports filigree ornament of circlets within larger circles, and raised silver pellets. Larger pellets occur in the spaces between the filigree circlets. Gilding is partial on the back. Overall dimensions 15.8 x 19mm; height including loop 16.5mm; internal width of loop 10mm; wei…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C55D9F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver gilt decorative ring with two transverse flutes on the bezel, each engraved with a repeating pattern of alternating flowers filling triangular panels. The bezel is separated from the hoop by a deep transverse mouldings of each side. Below these mouldings, the hoop has a median ridge on each side, each facet with engraved sprig-like decoration. The inside of the oval hoop is plain. Internal hoop diameter 19.3mm x 21.3mm; bezel width 8.7mm; band thickness at base 1.4mm; weight 5.16g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-1DA363
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval silver bodkin-type dress pin. The object is the lower shaft and point of a silver bodkin-type dress-pin. The lower end of the slot on the bodkin survives, and it is likely that when complete it also had a perforation (eye) at one end. The shaft has a flattened quadrangular cross-section with bevelled edges, and is undecorated. The pin is bent, and has not received any conservation. Length (bent) 64.3mm; maximum width 4mm; maximum thickness 1.7mm; weight 3.08g.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-19DF6E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval silver fede or fidelity ring, very worn on outside but probably once gilt. The broad hoop has a plain outer surface, and a flattened D cross-section. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: I ˣ LIKE ˣ MY ˣ CHOYSE, in Roman capitals. Internal hoop diameter 19.7 mm; external hoop diameter 22.3mm; band width 6 mm; band T. 1mm; weight 4.25g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 14th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-1995D1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Medieval or Early Post Medieval silver gilt fede ('faith') ring with external inscription on a plain central band, separated by a deep grooves from a 'beaded' border made up of parallel grooves. The bezel takes the form of a solid casting, raised and narrower than the band width of the ring. The inscription reads: jaspar : melchior : baltazar : in a mixture of upper and lower case crude black letter script. Triple dots separate words, and the last name is separated from the bezel by an engraved meander with dots. The inside of the hoop is plain. Internal hoop diameter 17.9mm; …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-79D21E
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a silver mount, bearing two incomplete inscriptions engraved against a recessed diagonally hatched background (?for enamel or niello). It reads null ce.. / bien in Black Letter script. There are two incomplete rivet holes, suggesting that it once formed part of a composite object. Maximum height 24.6mm; maximum width 18mm; minimum width 16.8mm; thickness 0.9mm; weight 4.04g. The object fragment has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. In terms of design and style of lettering, the mount is probably of late fifteenth-century in date. The motto app…
Created on: Friday 7th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-799430
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a complete finger-shaped metal ingot with rounded ends of silvery-grey appearance. The underside and a slightly rounded profile, and two indents may assaying nicks. The upper surface is slightly convex, with a small area of pitting, consistent with the ingot having been cast in an open mould (stone, ceramic or earth). There is further evidence for nicking on the side of the ingot - an interventions sometimes undertaken in antiquity to test purity. Length 47.1mm; width 9.4-12.4mm; depth 6.3 - 9mm; weight: 20.01g. As simple moulds for such ingots are found on s…
Created on: Friday 7th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-673987
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
In terms of size and design, the brooch is of thirteenth- or fourteenth-century date. A number of brooches of this general type with frames decorated with niello are known to have been found in Wales. These include a brooch with similar decoration from Kidwelly Castle found during restoration work (Redknap 1994, no. 16); two silver brooches from Laugharne Burrows, Carmarthenshire, with transverse grooves inlaid with niello (ibid, Fig. 2, nos 9, 10); and one brooch frame from Glyn Tarell, Powys (TAR 2004, no. 495). The reported object is the unevenly cast silver frame from an ann…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-6719BC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold posy ring of flattened D cross-section, and slightly mishapen. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text Fear God love me in italic script, preceded with a small rectangular hall mark with the initials AP. The ascenders on the d of the text turn to the left, ending in a small loop. The ascenders on the 'l' turn to right, ending in a small loop. These features can be seen in early eighteenth-century writing guides, such as George Shelley's Penna Volans, after ye English, French & Dutch Way, of c. 1710, and examples of business writing of about 1711 (Whalley 1980, 252-3…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-64D499
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold iconographic finger-ring of late medieval or very early post-medieval date. It has a flat oval longitudinal bezel, engraved with the images of St Catherine holding a sword in her right hand. A wheel (symbol of her martyrdom) protrudes from behind her left side. The hoop is decorated on the shoulders and sides with sprigs. The inside of the hoop bears the legend ·en∙boen∙eure∙ ('In Good Hour') in black-letter script, between sprigs. The rough surface of the background to the bezel suggest that this may have been enamelled, but only cleaning of this area and the decorativ…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-64A391
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a small post-medieval seal matrix (weight 5.25g.). The matrix is engraved with a motif of a naked male Eros with cherubic face facing forward, holding bow and arrow, shown with one wing and a quiver extending behind the back. The naked figure stands in a pasture of long vegetation. The handle tapers upwards to a circular loop with transverse perforation with apex knop, above a transverse collar. The oval matrix has a single engraved beaded border, and measures 14.6mm x 12.4mm. The height of the matrix is 19.2mm. The object, which is worn, has not undergone…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-3E6846
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Newport
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a silver gilt devotional cruciform pendant with large suspension loop. The cross arms end in rounded knop. The flattened central area is engraved with Hebrew on both sides. One side reads : AGLA, an acronym for the Hebrew phrase Atha Gebri Leilan Adonai, meaning 'Thou art mighty for ever, O Lord'. The other side in engraved with a cross-potent, and the letters AWDN in the inter-arm spaces (probably alpha, omega (as on the Farndon pendant cross); what looks like an O is probably a reversed D, followed by 'N' for Dominus Noster. The central roundel also has an en…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-3E31B4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The mount comprises a gold baseplate, slightly crumpled, cut to a curved tapering form with a straight wide end, to fit the recessed cell of a (now missing) gilt bronze or silver penannular or pseudo-penannular brooch. The outer face of the baseplate is decorated with a spherical blue glass bead set in a gold collar, and a pattern of S- and Z-scrolls delineated by beaded wire (filigree) and other motifs (C-scrolls with central scrolled stems) within a plain beaded wire border. To one side of the bead is a now empty rectangular collet. The overall length of the base-plate is 22.5mm;…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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