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Record ID: HAMP-7078C0
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gilded copper alloy Roman 'composite gilded spoked disc' brooch, also known as a 'wheel' type and dating to c. AD 100-300. Part of the edge is missing (as is most of the gilding) the pin and its fixing mechanism to the reverse are also lost (with no trace as to what the fixing mechanism might have been). To the front are two raised concentric rings which act as a border. Within this border short transverse incised lines flank each ring, leaving a band of similar width between them, apparently undecorated (it is only possible to see the decoration where the gilding survive…
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-4350E9
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
And incomplete copper alloy Strap Fitting of Medieval date (AD 1200-1500). The object is a sub-rectangular plate with a tapering downturned arm to the left and a transverse break resulting in the loss of the right hand arm. The lower edge has two rectangular spurs. The back retains two small integral spurs, one on the retained arm, the other centrally. The front of the object retains a large amount of gilding. The metal is a dark green in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. Length: 44.87mm, Width: 17.82mm, Thickness (clear of rivets): 1.28mm, Weight: 3.6g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-3E205D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy single loop buckle with sheet metal plate dating to the period c. AD 1200 - 1450. Narrowed and offset strap bar with a small knop at either end. The frame expands in width from each knop to the front of the frame. The pin is wrapped around the strap bar and exhibts a transverse ridge approximately halfway along its length. The plate consists of the strip of sheet metal folded around the strap bar and with a rectangular notch cut to allow the pin to swivel. Three dome-headed rivets with roved-over ends in a triangular arrangement hold the two halves of the plate to…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-3DEC3A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a medieval copper alloy sheet buckle plate dating to the period c. AD 1200 - 1500. Rectangular sheet plate broken across the line of the strap bar. It exhibts a rectangular notch whcih would have allowed the pin to swivel on the strap bar. It exhibits one rivet hole just behind the notch for the pin and two rivet holes at the attachment end. Traces of gilding survive on one side of the plate.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-D75B7B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy unidentified object. A concavo-convex domed object, in its form resembling a thimble. The surface is divided into a plain foot ring, possibly with a wide [2.7mm] internal flat base partially surviving; a continuous series of semi-circular features at the base of compartments defined by vertical ribs and parallel lines of squares; and a top with closely spaced rays which broaden as they pass from a central origin. Two opposed and larger compartments on the wall of the object both include a device resembling a cockle shell from which a curl and three comma-shaped features de…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-C12328
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval to post-Medieval copper-alloy mount or stud (c. 1400-c. 1700). The head of the mount is convex at the top and concave on the underside. The upper face is moulded and flower head-like in form. It consists of a central double lozenge surrounded by eight pellets, all surrounded by crescents. The integral tapering spike is square in cross-section. This object is green with traces of gilding on the upper face and also on the underside. Diameter: 19.0mm; height of head: 3.0mm; overall height: 18.1mm. Weight: 4.22g.
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-ACC292
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast and sheet metal Medieval (c.12 th -14th century) gilt copper-alloy oval single loop buckle with original pin and plate. Description: Decorative outer edge, single oval loop frame with folded sheet and recessed plate; the five flat headed rivets all still in place. The outer edge has a knop and two incised lines flanking both sides of the pin notch. The pin is smooth and unnotched and coiled around the narrowed and off set bar. Measurement: Weight:3.86g., overall length: 36.51mm, buckle length: 11.51mm, width:7.36mm, thickness: 2.69mm; plate length:25.00mm, width: 2.32mm, thick…
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: DOR-9705E3
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and bent copper alloy suspension mount for a harness pendant. The mount is cruciform and has three equal arms. The fourth arm is shorter and comprises two pierced lugs for the attachment of the missing harness pendant. The three arms terminate with rounded knops, the arm opposite the attachment lugs is pierced with an attachment hole, the left and the right arms ciontain circular cross sectioned domed rivets, one of which retains a long shank that has been bent inwards.The arms are D-shaped in cross section. Some surfaces retain traces of gilding. The reverse is flat and …
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: SF-2C8963
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy probably Medieval mount or pendant, dating to AD 1200-1500. It consists of a trapezoidal plate, which has an incomplete extending loop on one edge. The front face of the plate has a convex trapezoidal centre, which is damaged by denting and a perforation. the flat rim around the convex centre is decorated with transverse grooves. On the front face traces of gilding are visible in the rim. The back face has a concave centre; it is very abraded, it is not sure if it bears gilding. The shape suggested it could have been a book mount like the examples in Egan-P…
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-1A4EE4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy mount or possible pendant of medieval date. The object is oval in plan and has a gilded surface. No other information...
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-16C08C
Object type: BOX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy casket mount or fitting dating from the Medieval period, about AD 1200 - 1500. It has a central rectangular body, of D shaped section, terminating at each end in a transverse ridge before a flattened, circular extension with a small, triangular knop on each side of the base and a narrow, rectangular projection with a rounded end in the centre of the outer edge. In the centre of each extension is a circular perforation for a rivet. In one end a dome-headed copper alloy rivet remains in place. Traces of gilding remain on the upper side. One end of the mount is bent and the…
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
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Record ID: BERK-00BC31
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Medieval decorated finger ring, probably c. 1400 - 1500 AD. The ring is composed of two elements, with the inner section having an applied outer ring with what appear to be talismanic, devotional, or Christian symbols/verse on six separate panels. Three of the panels are crafted as if an open book, the remainder are simple plaques with a curvilinear 'banner' on which there are black letter style inscriptions. The inscriptions are very indistinct and seemingly just random letters. There is some remnant evidence, that the ring was gilded. A similar ring in gold is…
Created on: Monday 7th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C5BAAC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy, Roman Polden Hill brooch, with Celtic decoration and signs of silvering. The brooch is incomplete, missing half of its spring and it pin. The bow is complete, comprising a winged top which has a bilateral spring mounted on an axis bar whose ends are housed in pierced plates at the ends of the wings, the chord being secured by a pierced crest on the head. The wings are short and decorated with incised lines going diagonally across the wings width. The other end of the bow contains the catch plate for the pin, with the end curled to hold the pin. The condition of the broo…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-9DFF52
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy and gilded Early Medieval (late 5th to 6th centuries) saucer brooch. The fragment consists of one curved edge that has been damaged with three further straight edges. The outer curved edge has a slightly raised border. Located near to the corner of the object is a circular feature that is recessed as if to hold a stone or gem. The fragment is deocrated with an interlocking design which consists of repeating semi-circular forms comprised of three raised ribs. The upper surface has been gilded which is well preserved. The opposing face is smooth and flat and …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
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Record ID: IOW-98DA99
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and corroded Medieval copper-alloy single-loop buckle frame and folded sheet plate (c. 1250-c. 1400). The frame is trapezoidal in plan. It is 'D'-shaped in cross-section, flat at the rear. Each outer corner has a bulbous knop. There may have been a smaller knop at each inner corner. However, due to corrosion it is difficult to be certain. There are the remains of a corroded iron pin. The bar is obscured. The folded sheet copper-alloy plate is probably recessed to accommodate the frame. The front of the plate is rectangular in plan and has a row of three evenly spaced dom…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-8DE4A8
Object type: ROWEL SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy spur rowel (c. 1600-c. 1660). This rowel is formed of five equally spaced fleur-de-lis shaped tapering points which are pointed oval in cross-section. One of the points is incomplete. On both faces each point has decorative transverse grooves. The sub-circular hole at the centre has a maximum diameter of 3.6mm. The rowel is drab green with flecks of a dark green patina on both faces. Flecks of gilding can be seen on both faces. Length: 36.4mm; width: 28.3mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 4.76g. A similar spur rowel has been published (Read 2001:…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-892825
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gilded copper alloy post-medieval/modern furniture fitting. It consists of a rectangular plate with semi-circular indentations at each end of the longer sides. The outer end curves outwards slightly and is embellished with two v-shaped notches to either side of the centre. There is a small circular hole through the centre of this end. The inner end has a small cylindrical hinge extending from its centre. The edges of the outer face are bevelled and gilding is present on both faces. A very similar example has been recorded with the PAS from Norfolk: NLM-036715. This was assi…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Maplestead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-83C549
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy harness pendant suspension mount dating to the Medieval period, c. 1200-1400. It is bar-shaped in plan, with lobed and cusped terminals demonstrating a central circular aperture (one of which still accomodates its circular-sectioned rivet). The central bar is triangular-sectioned, with a broken bifurcated suspension lug projecting from its underside at the midpoint of the object. Copious remains of gilding are retained over the upper surface of the object. Preserved in fair condition with an even green patina, it measures 8.80mm long (between the bar and…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-82FF0D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle, Length: 30 mm, width: 27 mm, thickness: 7 mm, weight: 12.96 g. The buckle is sub rectangular in form and cross section and has rounded sides which terminate with a recessed pin bar. It has a very large circular cross sectioned oval shaped pin rest, whose tapering ends project slightly. The pin is present and wrapped aroound the pin bar. The buckle has traces of gilding over parts of its surface.
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-82D9F1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy strap fitting, Length: 35 mm, width: 11 mm, thickness: 3 mm, weight (combined): 17.38 g. The object is formed of two rectangular plates (21 cm x 11 cm x 3 cm) with two circular cross sectioned prongs on each reverse. One plate is decorated with a 'diamond' shaped recess with a raised chevron next to it on the outer half. Traces of enamal surround this, and patches of gilding are present, especially along the long edge. This has a rectangular shaped loop at one end. The other plate is decorated with a simple incised cross and has a circular cross sectioned shaft…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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