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Record ID: PUBLIC-8E80EA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A heavily corroded copper alloy sestertius of unclear type, possibly Antonine in date, c.AD 138-192. Unclear reverse type depicting a seated figure right with right arm raised. Probably Mint of Rome. The coin is 29.14mm in diameter and weighs 12.7g.
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 14th March 2019
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Record ID: ESS-CE3C0B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Roman silver Denarius of Trajan, AD 98-117. Reece period 5. Obverse is bust facing right. Only AVG left from the inscription. Reverse is unclear but appears to be a figure standing with staff in left hand. The fragment is 18.9mm in diameter and weighs 1.0g.
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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Record ID: ESS-CD9783
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy zoomorphic plate-brooch, probably depicting a water bird. Dating around AD 100-200. The brooch has a long narrow body with a fan tail at one end and a thick neck with an oval shaped head at the other. There is evidence of incised decoration at the base of the neck and part of the back which consists of diagonal lines. Any other decoration has not survived. The pin holder is located on the underside of the brooch by the neck. This is incomplete and no pin survives. The catchment plate is at the tail end of the bird and is also not complete. The brooch…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2019
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Record ID: ESS-CCDF41
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Gallo-Belgic broad flan gold stater of Bellovaci c.175-120 BC. Obverse shows Sun-God Apollo facing left with laurel wreath. Reverse shows horse facing left with stylised charioteer. Flower below horse. The coin is 24.7mm in diameter, 1.4mm thick and weighs 7.4g. ABC 4.
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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Record ID: ESS-CC68B2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver Series E "Porcupine" type sceat. AD 675-750. Probably minted in the Netherlands. Obverse Quilled crescent enclosing four bars. Reverse shows beaded square standard with annulet at centre with letters VIC. Diameter is 12.4mm. Weighs 1.2g.
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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Record ID: ESS-CB9279
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat dating to AD 680-710. Obverse depicting diademed head facing right in a circle of pellets. Reverse has a serpent circle starting at 6 o'clock enclosing a bird facing right above a latin cross. At each end of the short arms of the cross is a ring or annulet. There is a small cross to the right of the bird and a single pellet underneath the tail. No inscription remains on either face. Series BII type 27b.
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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Record ID: ESS-2E0BEF
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy probable furniture fitting. The fitting is mis-shapen. A cast loop of circular section ending in a flared terminal at each end. Below each terminal is a raised shoulder. Both terminals have a hole for fitting onto a pin. One terminal still has the remains of the pin corroded in place. The fitting was probably part of a small box. The total length of the fitting is 72mm. The diameter of the shaft is 2.8mm flaring to 6.0mm at the terminals. The fitting weighs 3.06g and has a green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2D7755
Object type: RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment of a possible Roman finger ring. The fragment would have been soldered to the main part of the ring and contained a stone or intaglio. The fragment is oval in shape and has recesses both sides. The fragment is 13mm long, 10.7mm wide, 3.4mm thick and weighs 1.4g. It has a light green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2D1CED
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-triangular copper-alloy mount of unknown date or purpose. The main body of the mount is semi-circular in profile with five pairs of protruding lines equally spaced along its length. The rear of the body is hollow with an opening at the top end and closed at the bottom. Either side at the top of the mount are two knops. Both of these have a recessed dot and pellet at the top with ridges extending from this to the base. The rear of the knops have holes for iron rivets, one of which has partial remains. The mount is 27.9mm high, 30.1mm wide, 8.8mm thick and weighs 17.45g. It has …
Created on: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2C5615
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight dating between Medieval and Post-Medieval period. The weight is flat and disc shaped. The top face of the weight has evidence of a design but it is too worn to identify. The base of the weight is plain with a slight indent in the centre. These weights are difficult to date as they were in common use throughout the period specified. The weight is 23.6mm in diameter, 6.6mm thick and weighs 22.36g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2B4769
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead early medieval gaming counter. The counter is rough cast with a flange at the base which is wider than the top of the counter. The top of the counter has a raised cross which divides the counter into quarters. Within each quarter is a single rough pellet. The counter is 19.4mm in diameter at the base and 7.7mm high. It weighs 14.51g. A similar item is KENT-9AA591.
Created on: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-9A2135
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead token that dates from medieval to post-medieval. On the obverse of the Token is a flower design made up of six elongated petals. The token has a raised circumference. There are remnants of a design on the reverse but only two pellets in the centre and a straight radiused line between remains. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-999F82
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead token that dates from medieval to post-medieval. The token has a raised cross with a single pellet in each quarter. There is a raised circumference. There are no features on the other side. The decoration compares to Powell's type 14. The token is 20.8mm in diameter, 3.6mm thick and weighs 9.73g. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-994B8C
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy belt mount or fitting dating to the post-medieval period (AD1600-1700). The mount is sub-triangular in shape with an upper projecting knop. The base tapers to an elongated knop that has a single groove adjacent to the lower rear lug. There is no evidence of any decoration. The rear of the mount has an upper and lower fixing lug that are both still intact. There is a small protrusion above each lug that may be part of the fixing. The mount is 26.8mm long, 10.9mm wide at the shoulder and 1.7mm thick. The mount weighs 1.84g and has a green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-98FA4D
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early post-medieval book clasp (c AD1500-1700). The clasp is formed from a thin rectangular strip with a splayed expansion at one end which has a small break. There are two holes next to each other. The inner hole has a ring decoration on the outer edge. At the other end there is a slight flare which terminates in a hook. Before the flare there is the remains of a rivet. There is no decoration on the outer face. The clasp is 46.6mm long, 11.2mm wide at the expansion, 9.9mm wide at the pin end and weighs 2.26g. It has a light green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-9850EB
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy seal matrix dating to the 16th -17th century The seal matrix is conical in shape with a narrow oval shank which widens at the top to a trefoil shaped handle that is pierced by three holes. The base of the matrix is slightly oval in plan. There is a circle at the centre with cross-hatching inside. From this circle radiates five lines which extend to the outer edge. Within each of the five segments there is a petal design giving an overall design of a Tudor Rose. The matrix stands 25.7mm high and the seal face is 14.1mm by 13mm. The matrix weighs 3.63g and…
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-97E4A9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete late Iron Age to early Roman rosette type brooch probably dating to the time of the invasion. AD20 to AD80. The head of the brooch is sub-rectangular in plan and cylindrical in section. This contains the spring which still survives. Part of the spring is exposed probably due to corrosion the rest is encased within the head. There are three incised lines running the length of the head at the top. Below this is a decoration in the form of a cross at forty five degrees made up of several incised lines. The bow has a semi-circular profile and a D-shape cross section. At the…
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-06A663
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy single looped oval buckle dating between 1250-1400. The buckle has an ornate outer edge with six transverse grooves. The buckle has a narrowed and offset strap bar. The pin is missing. The buckle is 16.6mm high, 17.0mm wide and 1.6mm thick. It weighs 1.2g and has a green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-063442
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age copper-alloy unit of Tasciovanus dating to circa 15 to 10BC. (Van Arsdell type 1808-1) Obverse shows geometric pattern consisting of large pellet in centre and geometric pattern forming eight pointed star. VERLAMIO in between points although only the V is legible. Reverse shows bull left with tail curling over back. Two pellets survive to right of bull. The unit is 13.4mm in diameter and weighs 1.5g.
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-0591E3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman Colchester derivative brooch. Dating AD43-100. Only the base of the bow, catchplate and foot survive. The bow is oval in section with a raised rib on the front. The bow terminates in a knop which is incised by two horizontal lines. There is no decoration evident on the face of the bow. The catchplate is triangular with two curvilinear openings. There is a curved rectangular pin groove on the rear of the catchplate. The fragment measures 29.1mm long, 12.5mm wide and 2.3mm thick. It weighs 1.6g and has a light green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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