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Record ID: KENT-AE1EEF
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A near complete but worn and abraded flat lead non-heraldic personal seal matrix of Medieval date c.AD 1200-1350. Description: The matrix is flat and circular in plan and with an incomplete suspension loop at the top of the reverse side formed by a cast lug at the top of a raised ridge. The suspension loop is broken below its' suspension loop. there is two additional raised ribs radiating from the top of the central ridge. On the front is an engraved central eight pettled flower. This is surrounded by a legend which starts at twelve o'clock and runs retrograde (anti-clockwise) around …
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8FD26A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy annular brooch, angled sheet frame, decorated with four groups of three pecked concentric semi-circular lines interrupted by the projecting points of a lozenge deliniated by rocker-arms, one foil pierced by a drilled hole for the flat pin. Diameter 20mm. 0.5mm thick. Cf. broadly related type in Egan and Pritchard (1991), fig.162, no.1316. 13th century.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8D000E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester-derivative Polden Hill brooch,spring with twelve loops, the pin and the foot are missing. The wings are plain apart from a vertical groove next to the flat, pierced ends. The tapering oval-sectioned bow is undecorated. Wingspan 31mm. Extant length 21mm. c.75 - c.175.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-8BE193
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap end fragment. Straight-sided sheet metal pointed strap end fragment, from the display side, with a crudely incised ?saltire. Broken at its inner end, probably across a rivet hole. Suggested date: Late Medieval, 1350-1400. Length: 22.1mm, Width: 13mm, Thickness: 11.1mm, Weight: 1.17gms
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-7B6454
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman crescent-type Aesica brooch. Broken rearward hook, spring missing. Both wings are decorated with an oblique line, and a vertical line at the outer edge. The bow has a vertical median rib and twin knops. The back-plate has a rivet for the missing separate applied crescent, splayed foot. Broken catch-plate on the reverse. The wingspan of the brooch is 21.5mm. Length 34mm. Mid 1st century.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-7B4243
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative Rear Hook brooch (Mackreth, 2011, type CD RH). C-sectioned wings, both with spool moulding flanked by knurled ribs, broken rear hook, D-sectioned bow with knurled median rib and flange on both sides. Spring, pin and catchplate missing. Wingspan 22.5mm. Extant length 37mm. AD 43 - 60.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-7B1F2E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of medieval copper alloy sheet buckle plate, rectangular, outer end missing, central rivet-hole and two at attachment-end, face with engraved interrupted rocker-arm border. Extant length 23mm, width 22mm. 0.3mm thick. Late 12th - 13th century.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
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Record ID: SF-79CCC7
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Medieval seal matrix of Robert de Melford, dating to AD 1300-1400. The matrix has an hexagonal handle, which has a semi-circular terminal on top. The terminal has a circular hole. The die is shield-shaped and depicts an unclear motif in the centre surrounded by the inscription: starS'ROB[...]ELFO. Length: 17.26 mm Width: 14.85 mm Height: 18.23 mm Thickness of the handle: 4.49 mm Weight: 5.17 g
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Long Melford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-77CF2E
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn, near complete copper-alloy Anglo-Scandinavian strap-end, dating c.AD 1000-1125. Description: The strap-end consists of a narrow body with a bifurcated attachment-end which survies almost intact, although one of the bifurcated sides has snaped slightly across in the rivet hole. The terminal end survives with the body narrowing but thickening and changing shape in cross-section from the attachment end towars the terminal end the half-round split-end. The terminal is in the form of a zoomorphic beast's head, the type defines this as being seen from the side, although in actualit…
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2761FB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative, rear hook brooch, Mackreth (2011) Type CD RH . Worn and corroded, broken rear-hook, vertical groove on both broken C-sectioned wings. The face of the rectangular-sectioned bow has traces of a knurled median rib at the upper end but much of surface corroded and missing, lower part and foot missing. Extant length 21mm. Extant wingspan 16mm. c.43 - c.65 AD. (Finder's number AD 504)
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-25F117
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy strap fitting, cast domed quatrefoil mount with four pairs on noches in base and transverse groove on each foil. Separate rivet missing. Diameter 15-15.5mm. Height / thickness 6mm. 14th century. (Finder's number AD 523)
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-199138
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy button of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1800. Description: The button is discoidal with a flat section. The front surface is decorated with an incised cross decorating the upper surface in each quadrant has a hatched triangle in it. The edge is formed from cut frilled decoration. A circular shank projects centrally from the reverse which is folded over to form a suspension loop. The button is patinated varied shades of green. Measurements: 31.25mm in diameter, 9.79mm thick including the shank (1.9mm thick) and 7.84g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-194333
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval gold iinscribed finger-ring, of 'Posy' type.. Description: The ring is formed from a thin hoop, with a convex outer face. The innermost face is engraved with a saying, motto or message in lower case does read 'God above increase our love'. There is also a makers mark of 'DF' in blackletter stamped on the inner band after the motto. The outside of the hoop is undeccorated. The hoop is now roughly ovoid due to post-depositional damage. Measurements: 26.23mm x 14.91mm, 3.41mm wide, 1.00mm thick and 3.08g in weight Discussion: The use of lower case lettering and its thin…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-127571
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman Colchester-type two-piece brooch (i.e. with Harlow-type double-pierced lug), with iron-stained chord axis bar and six-looped spring retained in the double-perforated lug, pin missing. Vertical groove at the end of both wings. Undecorated tapering D-sectioned bow, broken openwork catch-plate on the reverse. Wingspan 24.5mm. Length 63mm. 43-80 AD. (Finder's number AD 587)
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1259CA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, worn and corroded Roman copper alloy Hod Hill brooch, rolled head covered in iron staining, fragment of copper alloy pin in pin-slot, engraved bordering line on rectangular bow, broken across D-sectioned stump of missing foot.Extant length 20mm. Wingspan 11.5mm. c.43 - c.70 AD. (Finder's number AD 637)
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-12244E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative Rear Hook brooch (Mackreth, 2011, type CD RH). Damaged C-sectioned wings (one missing), both wings with vertical rib, rear hook, spring and pin missing. D-sectioned bow with prominant knurled median rib and flange on both sides. Lower part missing. Wingspan 22.5mm. Extant length 24.5mm. AD 43 - 60. (Finder's number AD 631)
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-0F8348
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy button with an integral drilled loop: a biconical, hollow openwork head with a small central nipple, six sub-triangular perforations on the front face, and six perforations on the rear face. Comparable with Baart et al. 1977, 185, no. 235, Margeson 1993, 20-2, fig. 11 no. 102 and Read 2005, 30, no. 93. Diameter 11mm. Length 18.5mm. 16th century. (Finder's number AD 441)
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-0F24EA
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bent and broken medieval gilt copper alloy strap mount, rectangular sheet front plate with rivet-hole at both ends, broken across central perforation (2 joining halves). Face decorated with an engraved lozenge reserved on a field of rocker-arm within a bordering line. Length 36.5mm. Width 12mm. Cf. Egan and Pritchard 2002, fig.141, no.1209. 14th century. (2 pieces- Finder's numbers AD 456 and 608)
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-953CFB
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy bell fragment. A shard from the lower hemisphere of a cast one piece spherical animal bell, with the edge of the sounding slot on one side and broken elsewhere. Three rays defined by paired incised lines originate in the similarly defined semi-circular frame surrounding initials O R [if the O is not merely a decorative feature]. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1550-1700. Length: 22.7mm, Width: 20.3mm, Thickness: 1.3mm, Weight: 3.32gms
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-953164
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy and iron mount. A large concavo-convex cast rectangular plate or plaque with indented coorners and its central part standing proud of a broad and lightly bevelled edge. The letters M ?B appear incised in large florid capitals as a monogram. There are the stubs of six iron fixing pins on the back, protruding from rounded sockets. The characteristics of object and script probably point to a date in the later 18th or early 19th century. This might have been fastened to a heavy leather item or perhaps to a substantial trunk or suitcase. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1775-183…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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