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Record ID: WMID-4C162A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative Polden Hill of Roman date (AD 80 to AD 120). Approximately 50% of the brooch is present, with the pin, foot and catch plate missing. In plan, the brooch is almost T-shaped, and D-shaped in cross section. The bow head is hump-like, and angular (comma shaped) in profile, with cylindrical wings projecting from either side at the top. A ridge is present at the shoulder between the bow and the wings. No decoration is present on the wings. Silver inlay wire in a curvilinear design is present in sections on …
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2022
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Record ID: NLM-9011D8
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy toy. Cast model of a ewer for pouring liquid at table. A round pedestal base is separated by a moulded ring from an expanded globular or pear-shaped body which is constricted again below an upwardly angled rim and a pouring spout. An integrally cast handle is kinked and internally knopped at four sites. A lead alloy surface is covered and protected by thick plating of a bright coppery tint overall; where plating is lost the underlying lead alloy is now bubbled and corroding. A series of toy ewers from London (Forsyth and Egan 2005, pages 278-288) is mainly dated to between t…
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 27th April 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Thorganby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-12A5C7
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy ring fragment. Cast D-section fragment of a band with a central circumferential groove and slighter bordering grooves on its convex side, both perhaps with inlay, and of estimated internal diameter 30mm. The diameter appears excessive for a finger ring, and the decoration of an unexpanded part of the band – i.e. away from the bezel – seems unlikely for a finger ring. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Early Medieval, 43-850 Length: 21mm, Band Width: 6mm, Band Thickness: 2.7mm, Weight: 2.38gms
Created on: Thursday 21st October 2021
Last updated: Thursday 21st October 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Owston Ferry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1A2E1F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy plate brooch fragment. The central part of a cast plate brooch, Mackreth type British Plate 2.b, especially no. 11599. A now oval plate was probably achieved by trimming the border from the brooch. What remains comprises a reserved six lobed figure with central reserved annulus. A hexagonal cell around the centre is filled with brick red enamel. The reserved dots appear against a paler field of [now] greenish tint. The single stub of a seat for a sprung pin and the opposed stub of a catch plate appear on the back. Suggested date: Roman, 175-300 Diameter: 20.5mm, Thic…
Created on: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Stamford Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-636BF3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy 9th-century Carolingian-style mount, now worn and perhaps incomplete, with a possibly secondary iron rivet. It is nearly flat, slightly convex on the front and slightly concave on the reverse, and sub-rectangular in shape, measuring 30.1mm long, 28.9mm wide in the centre and 26.5mm wide at each end. It is approximately 4.5mm thick and weighs 13.9g. It is decorated on the front with cast relief ornament. The design comprises a radiating pattern which fills most of the available space, and a distinct convex strip along one long edge which is separated from the rad…
Created on: Wednesday 25th August 2021
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2021
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Record ID: HAMP-7207CE
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy anthropomorphic mount 25.5mm in length and 29.9mm wide, 4.2mm thick. The mount is convex with a facing anthropomorphic mask flanked by large horns which curve out and downward, terminating in rounded knops. The horns are infilled with bands of incised linear decoration which follow the contours of the horns. The face has lenticular eyes with downward angled exterior edges which merge into the side of the face. Beneath these eyes is a moustache, with pointed ens which run downward along the lower margin of the eyes. The head rests on a rounded collar decorated with …
Created on: Monday 14th June 2021
Last updated: Monday 14th June 2021
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Record ID: IOW-5055BB
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval purse bar and hoop, with one end missing and the other broken off. The bar itself has two lines of inlaid silver curving around it, creating a criss-cross pattern. Two V-shaped lines of inlaid silver overlap to create a W-shape on the square hinge where the bar is suspended from the hoop. Encrusted dirt obscures the other face, so it is unclear whether this decoration occurs on both sides.
Created on: Wednesday 19th May 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-C437B3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MODERN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy mourning brooch of modern date (c. 1800-1850). Description: The brooch is rectangular with a rectangular central void. This is the front of the brooch, which would have originally been formed in two sections or layers, sandwiched together, thus forming a cell in the centre which would have enclosed possibly human hair with a glazed front. The back of this section appears to be copper alloy but the front has a gold colour surround and gold coloured lettering which reads 'IN MEMORY OF' around its top and two sides, with a decoration at the bottom, a…
Created on: Tuesday 6th April 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 1st September 2021
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Record ID: WMID-3BF6CE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy with silver inlay trumpet style brooch, of Roman dating ( AD 75 to AD 175). Around 50% of the brooch is present, consisting of the head and part of the bow. The rest is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The base of a head loop is visible at the top of the head. The head is angular in shape, and curves downwards into a circular cross sectioned bow. On either side of the head are curvilinear lines, some still with silver inlay in situ. The bow has several horizontal mouldings, mostly grooves but probably imitating the arcanthus style moulding foun…
Created on: Monday 22nd February 2021
Last updated: Monday 22nd February 2021
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Record ID: PUBLIC-97442A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantius II (AD 323-361), dating to the period c.AD 348-350 (Reece period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type depicting the Emperor standing left in galley, holding Phoenix on globe and labarum, Victory in the stern steering. Mint of Trier. As LRBC, p. 46, no. 40. Dimensions :- Diameter 22.0mm, thickness 2.4mm, and weight 6.4gms. Die axis 7 o'clock. Both sides of coin show traces that it has been Silver coated.
Created on: Friday 16th October 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 20th October 2020
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Record ID: NMS-E3D0E0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy, probably Roman zoomorphic terminal. The object is cast and fashioned in the shape of the curving neck and head of a long-necked bird, with extended beak. The form is probably that of a waterfowl, such as a swan, or goose with low-relief moulded detailing on one side only, the reverse being flat. The side of the beak has carefully moulded 'teeth' which probably represent the serrations evident along the bills of many larger waterfowl. The eye-shape is lenticular, defined by a moulding with a white-metal coated eye at its centre. There is further detailing where the beak j…
Created on: Thursday 20th August 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 26th January 2021
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Record ID: NMS-3A5AC6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy object, probably a mount and probably of 11th-century date. It is square or lozengiform, all edges slightly outcurved, and with a projecting pierced lug at each corner. The lugs have straight sides and a pointed top and the perforation is circular and 1.8mm in diameter. The body of the mount is thick and slightly convex; it is pierced by a small circular central hole (diameter 1.9mm) which is surrounded by four larger circular holes, one in the centre of each side of the square or lozenge. Three are 2.9mm in diameter and the fourth is 3.1mm in diameter. Each of the …
Created on: Tuesday 19th May 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Record ID: NMS-7D83BB
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Post medieval copper-alloy rowel spur with a white-metal inlay, probably silver. The sides are straight and flare very slightly to the back of the spur, where the neck emerges. There is a short, gently tapering conical neck, then the rowel box is broken off just where it splits to hold the rowel (worn break). Most of one side is also missing, as is the other terminal; the breaks here are a little less worn. The silver inlay is complex and well-preserved. It consists of a line of dots along both edges of the sides, and four lines along the neck, on top and bottom and bo…
Created on: Wednesday 4th December 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 8th January 2020
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Record ID: SUR-4094E0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rectangular early medieval lead alloy composite weight (65.55g, 2.31oz) with inlaid sinuous copper alloy wire decoration on the ends of both sides across the short axis and two integrally cast copper alloy cylinders offset at the centre. Circa AD 800-1100.
Created on: Wednesday 14th August 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Record ID: FAKL-A8A01A
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval/Post Medieval purse bar, c. 1470-1550, cast copper alloy with white metal inlay in the form of angled lines defining lozenges on the central block and angled, double lines running obliquely across the outer ends of the oval sectioned, 7.5 x 7.0mm, bar. The junctions between the central block and the bars are in the form of highly stylised animals' heads. On the underside of the bars are two, 32mm long x 1.3mm thick webs through which are two holes for the attachment of the purse. Through the centre of the block is a hole which accommodates a swivelling ring. This is held in p…
Created on: Sunday 26th May 2019
Last updated: Monday 27th May 2019
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Record ID: LIN-1AF654
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper-alloy mount or furniture fitting probably dating to the late medieval to the post-medieval period. A square plate with a central complex motif consisting of a sub-rectangular form with two prongs and a sub-oval shape with a central protrusion. Surrounding this design is a linear frame. The decoration is picked out in copper addition. The rectangular pin protrudes from a central position on the reverse and terminates with a knop. It has four sides, making it rectangular in cross-section. Along the pin there is a V- and U-shaped indentation. Length: 26 m; Width (head)…
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbournby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-1F564B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap end from the 9th century. The strap end has a small circular hole in the narrower open end in each side (broken off across the hole on the reverse plate), formed from a folded over piece of metal, wider at the flat, folded leading edge. The wider area towards the leading edge of the strap end is decorated with a pale enamel with a filigree decoration of two horizontally arranged s-shape spirals of silver wire. There is a faux collar suggested just above the enamelled area by a 1mm widening of the flat cast area on each side, front and back. The up…
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Snelland area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5CEBFD
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy pin from a probable triple-linked set dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 750-900. The pin is missing most of its shank, but otherwise is preserved relatively intact. The head is discoidal and flattened, a broken circular aperture at its upper edge where a chain would have connected it to its partner(s). On the front of the head is largely obscured decoration consisting scrolled inlaid silver wire that is now largely masked by encrustation. At the base of the head is a double transverse collar that demarcates the junction between the head and surviv…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Exning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-6C16A8
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern livery button, a circular slightly domed copper alloy button with a coating of white metal featuring an embossed design of 'a griffins head and wings endorsed, gorged with a Garter King of Arms coronet'. The reverse has a central copper alloy loop, but it is badly corroded and the makers name is illegible. The arms are those of the Dugdale family of Merevale Hall, and the button probably dates to c1840 - 1900. Recorded as of local interest.
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ratcliffe Culey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DE669B
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy seal matrix, as kindly identified by the finder. A small oval stamp with a conical handle which terminates on a worn and broken loop. There is the suspicion of an incised and possibly inlaid pair of lines immediately below the loop, and another incised line round the broader end which is even more heavily worn. The surface of the stamp itself is entirely smooth, either from heavy wear, or perhaps from the loss of a separate matrix with a flat back set flush with this surface. The small field [of length 12.1mm] which the striking surface would afford might be apt to a simp…
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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