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Record ID: WMID-0E156C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Stoke-on-Trent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, Post Medieval copper alloy double loop sub annular buckle; circa AD1650 -1720. The buckle frame is complete. The plate is partially complete and the pin is missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The buckle frame is sub annular in shape, with two semi-circular loops. The frame consists of ten moulded concave roundels. Nine of these roundels are now empty with one that contains a blue/green glass stone. The glass stone is convex and has been slightly damaged at the base. Between the moulded roundels is an integrally cast transverse ridge which projects out from the frame …
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-F35BF5
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy openwork strap junction probably dating to either the Late Iron Age or early Roman periods, c. 100 BC- 100 AD. The object is broadly sub-rectangular in plan view and plano-convex in section, with a completely flat back and rounded upper face.The main body of the strap junction consists of two large opposing crescents, which meet at their tips to form a broadly circular outer frame. These have themselves been ornamented ornately, with each crescent demonstrating two adjacent large circular cells or collets at their mid-points which project above the main …
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2017
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Record ID: NMS-8425C6
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Late Saxon copper alloy strap fitting or harness fitting. At one end a loop is fronted by a boss decorated with a low cruciform moulding with traces of pale grey inlay. The loop is set at an angle to the remainder of the object which comprises a short D-sectioned bar ending with a round boss on the convex side below which there is part of a transverse loop. The surface of the metal is dull purplish. Stylistically very close to a now well known class of socketed hooks forming parts of strap distributors, of which the most complete example is LIN-F29FC4. See also Read 2001, n…
Created on: Thursday 3rd March 2016
Last updated: Saturday 11th February 2017
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Record ID: CAM-338B95
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete gold and garnet stud dating to the early Anglo-Saxon period. The stud is circular and consists of a base-plate of gold sheet to which has been soldered a gold collar and cloisonné cells for garnets. The collar is made from a band of twisted, beaded wire running around the outside edge of the stud, and an inner border comprising a single strand of beaded wire. Some of the beading appears worn. Inside the collar is an upright gold strip forming an outer wall for the cloisonné cell-work. This wall curves slightly inwards towards the top, to form a cabochon shape for the…
Created on: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-E11753
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This Brooch is from hoard: KENT-21ED60. See KENT-21ED60 for more details and discussion. A Plated disc brooch made from silver with gold and cloisonné garnet elements. The brooch is built up on a circular silver backplate, which may have had a gold front plate fixed to it. A low upright silver wall is fixed to the backplate and the join covered externally with a 2mm thick silver wire and internally with a c. 1mm thick beaded gilded-silver wire. The main field is divided up by five flat-cut garnets set in gilded-silver cells, each shaped like a triangle with the corners cut off and o…
Created on: Wednesday 26th February 2014
Last updated: Thursday 10th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Maidstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-B89DD7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy Roman brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth Group 4, flat wing ends), Mackreth 2011, 4.e. Plate 47. The brooch has rounded end caps on the arm terminals; a small ring a dot motif has been punched on to the brooch behind each arm while another is located above the spring wire loop on the head of the brooch. Going down the bow this has an elongated, tapering triangle shape recessed into the brooch stretching from the head of the brooch to just beneath halfway down. This may have held enamel although no trace of it survives. There is a pronounced knop …
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2011
Last updated: Thursday 12th January 2017
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Record ID: WILT-D90DD4
Object type: TILE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval inlaid floor tile, complete, and measuring 140x139x21mm. The design is of four lozenges, each divided into four with a trefoil-ended cross. The underside of the tile has four scooped depressions to aid the tile to adhere to the mortar bed of the floor on which it was laid. The tile design is no.164 in the Salisbury Museum Medieval Catalogue part 1 and 2472 in the British Museum Catalogue, where it is described as of the Wessex School of tile makers and dated to the end of the 13th century. Tiles of this design have been recorded for the Salisbury Cathedral Chapter House, Cl…
Created on: Thursday 21st February 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
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Record ID: WMAS-88B5F2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The brooch is Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth Group 4, flat wing ends, enamelled), Mackreth 2011, 4.k. Plate 48, of late 1st to mid second century AD (80-120AD). It is made of cast copper alloy and is incomplete. The brooch is a direct derivative of the earlier Polden Hill type brooch, and retains many of its predecessor's characteristics, such as the semi-cylindrical wings, the spring gear, which is secured by wing caps and an axis bar; and the catchplate. In plan the object has short semi-cylindrical wings, with wing caps at each end. In profile, the wing caps are sub-ci…
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
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Record ID: BERK-20B4E4
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval (C.11th) copper alloy stirrup strap mount with the engraved decoration picked out in silver wire. It is Williams Class A Type 1 featuring two addorsed beasts beneath a pendant loop. The beasts have upwardly turned noses, projecting ears and curling crests (just below the pendant loop); all of these elements project as lobes from the edge of the mount. Just below the curling crests are two triangular areas in the decoration that have been chiseled out. The bodies of the beasts are represented by a series of knots that develop from the heads. At the base of the design i…
Created on: Monday 22nd November 2004
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shaw', grid reference and parish protected.


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