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Record ID: NARC-5C30D4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Mount or Escutcheon, probably from a vessel or similar item, of Medieval to Post-Medieval date (AD 1450-1750). The object is anthropomorphic in the form of a human face. The object is broadly oval in form, tapering to the chin, with sub-circular lobes, upper and lower flanking the central anthropomorphic element. The front of the bust is convex and the rear of the object concave. The object has moulded decoration in high relief on the front face. The face has small punched circular eyes and ridged brows. The nose is short, flaring in width at the nostril…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5C0816
Object type: AMULET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Amulet, of Roman date (AD 43-410). The object depicts a bird with folded wings standing on a phallus with the bird pecking at the phallus. The bird is small with a single ovate spur attaching it to the lower component of the amulet, this also forms the legs. The body of the bird is solid and ovate with a tapering pointed tail and a rounded head. One eye remains, which is an incised ovate. The beak projects downwards and an partially open and sub-triangular in section. The wings are formed by two elongated lentiods folded into the body. The back of the object is …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-5962C3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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An engraved and curved copper alloy fragment, 36.2mm in length. One side is engraved with the letters oWo within a semicircular border, away from which a number of lines radiate. The design is orientated to a linear border around the rim or edge of the fragment. The reverse is undecorated and the profile, although distorted and bent, demonstrates a curve suggesting a piece of a vessel such as a skillet. Post Medieval.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: SF-07304D
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval stirrup mount, dating to AD 1000-1100. It is pentagonal in plan and there is a right angle flange at the bottom of the mount. There are two holes on the lower part of the mount, which still house the iron rivets; on the back of the mount survives a fragment of the iron strap or fitting. The apex of the mount is missing but it bears traces of a further central circular hole. The front face is decorated with incised lines depicting a pair of addorsed beasts beneath a pendent lobe (the latter does not survive in this object). The outline of the be…
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lidgate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-066F1A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete post-medieval copper alloy buckle frame, just over half of double-oval with narrowed central bar and copper alloy sheet pin. Convex face of sub triangular-sectioned frame decorated with incised oblique lines. Extant length 20mm. Width 29mm. 14th-15th century.
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-F55652
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman disc brooch, perforation within a concentric rib, another rib at damaged outer edge and at mid-point between the two. Remains of twin pin lugs on the reverse. Diameter c.29mm. 2nd century AD.
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-F52352
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative, rear hook brooch (Mackreth, 2011, type CD RH). Intact rear-hook and C-sectioned wings, both with knurled vertical rib, spring and pin missing. D-sectioned bow with knurled median rib, damaged triangular catchplate. Wingspan 22mm. Length 36mm. AD 43 - 60.
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-E75FC1
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast engraved and incomplete Medieval lead-alloy personal circular seal matrix. Description: The matrix is circular and quite thick with the back being convex leaving it D-Shaped in cross section. On the front there is a central incuse design of a stylised Alpha and vegative elements. There is a plain line border around the design dividing it from the inscription starting with a cross potent and reading '+S'ThOME + GMhOT', The first initial mark has been obliterated and the letter on the second part of the name seems far cruder. The reverse is decorated with seven raised…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-E2F3B3
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A cast engraved and incomplete Medieval lead-alloy personal circular seal matrix. Description: The matrix is circular and quite thick with the back being convex leaving it D-Shaped in cross section. On the front there is a central incuse design of a stylised fleur de lis. There is a plain line border around the design dividing it from the inscription starting with a cross potent and reading '+S.PETRILE DE NIEDES', The reverse is decorated with seven raised dots with a bottom one bellow three evenly in a line dots and the top three aligned unevenly giving the impression of a simplified…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-E29275
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast engraved and incomplete Medieval lead-alloy pointed oval seal matrix. Description: On the front there is a central incuse design of a stylised fleur de lis and there is a slight dash in each of the quarter created by the matrix. There is a plain line border around the design then the inscription starting with a cross potent and reading '+S.MAGARIE.REL'TE.SIMIS', The reverse is undecorated and the suspension loop at the apex of the back has been folded down on itself. The entire matrix is slightly warped and the edges abraded. Measurements: 38.95mm long, 23.95mm wide, 6.52mm t…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-DF6D1C
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete front part of medieval/post medieval sword scabbard chape, part of side and upper edge missing. Remains of heart-shaped aperture above incomplete trefoil opening. Lower part in the form of a scallop shell, with a slight terminal knop. cf. de Reuck (1991), 26. Extant width 27.5mm. Extant length 34mm.
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: NLM-DF127C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight, as kindly identified by the finder. A square offcut of cast sheet of thickness 2.9mm with an incised design on one side: parts of three squares nested within each other are discernible. These are not linked or crossed by other lines, so a Merels or Nine Men's Morris board motif can probably be ruled out. Patinated, and lightly crumpled, producing concave sides to both the object and to the linear design marked on it. If indeed a weight, this may have represented one [underweight] averdepois ounce. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800. Length (as found): 33.4m…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DE9A09
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Medieval knife side-plate, dating to AD 1250-1450. It is a sub-rectangular sheet of metal, which has a rounded end and the edges folded downwards. Close to the rounded end there is a copper-alloy rivet passing through the plate and a larger circular hole next to it, which is referable to a mending. The front face of the plate has engraved decorations, which might rappresent plant motifs; they are enclosed by an incised border line. The other end of the plate has irregular old breaks now worn. Length: 35.47 mm Width: 17.89 mm Thickness: 1.15 mm Weight: 3.91 g
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Covehithe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DE8C18
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy buckle fragment. Cast housing for a spindle from a buckle frame, probably of openwork Artois style with a separate steel spindle. A small part of the outer edge of the frame remains. Decoration of the frame comprises groups of diagonally incised lines, and traces of white metal plating remain on the reverse. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1720-1790. Length: 27.2mm, Height: 9.3mm, Thickness (housing): 5.6mm, Weight: 2.43gms
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-DCFEFE
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy probable Early-Medieval harness pendant c.1000-1100. Description: The object is a flat and roughly bell-shaped and openwork plate. The plate has a suspension loop formed from a bar between two small circular knops, this forms a large D-shaped openwork loop. The knops form the terminals of a crescentic section of plate with five small circular piercings. From the concentric plate emanates two horse/beast heads with arching necks, they reconnect roughly at their 'manes; creating an ovoid openwork section, this is flanked by two circular holes. between the co…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-DCBCC2
Object type: CLASP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An oblong copper alloy tongue or chape from a buckle or clasp, 37.1mm in length, with a rounded lobe at one end. The front is engraved with the name Johnston Grove, in copperplate italic script. The rear has a hinge mount at one end and a single lug at the other. Circa late 18th-19th century.
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-CBE928
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of medieval copper alloy composite tongue-shaped strap-end, front plate with copper alloy rivet through a separate cast scallop-shaped knop, attachment end missing. Before the knop there are pairs of opposed concave cut-outs and rectangular cut-outs on the sides of the plate. Remains of an engraved rocker-arm saltire within longitudinal bordering lines on the upper end of the face. See Margeson 1993, 35-6, fig. 20 nos. 233-4. Extant length 53mm. Width 14mm. c.1350 - c.1450.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-CA859D
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and very worn copper-alloy Medieval pedestal seal matrix dating to the 14th century. Description: The object is cast in one piece and consists of a narrowing tapering handle from a wide convex octagonal base forming together a conical shape. At the top of the object is a pointed oval suspension loop, now mostly missing. Just prior to the suspension loop is an incised line producing a collar. The matrix' die is roughly circular although heavily abraded with a central design probably meant to represents the pelican in her piety with the pelican over her nest. The surrounding …
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-C9C392
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bent sub L-sectioned bar with pairs of lines forming oblique cross-hatching on the convex face, both ends broken, one break across drilled attachment hole with another complete. Extant length (unbent) 78mm. Width of frame 6.5mm. Depth of frame 6.5mm. First half of 16th century.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-C9AB5D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular lead pan weight of late Medieval to Post-Medieval date. Description: The pan weight is circular in plan and D-Shaped in cross section. with a simple incised cross on its upper face formed from four uneven triangles. The weight has been crudely cast leaving it quite uneven. The object is heavily patinated an off-white colour and exhibits numerous marks from post-depositional damage. Measurements: 44.15mm in diameter, 11.8mm thick and 161.25g in weight. Discussion: Circular weights with crosses, either cast in relief or depressions can be paralleled from examples excavated …
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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