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    • Surface: Inlaid with enamel

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Record ID: WAW-FF13D7
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (late 13th to 14th centuries) harness pendant. The copper-alloy pendant is flat and lozenge-shaped, with a perforated lug protruding from the upper corner. The lug has been cast perpendicular to the outer face of the pendant. The decoration on the outer face comprises of a griffin passant depicted in blue enamel with red enamelled feet. The reverse of the pendant is undecorated. The surface of the pendant has a dark green-brown mottled patina which is abraded at the edges. The pendant measures 51.41mm long, 33.56mm wide, 8.74mm thick at the loop, and weighing 15.66g. The co…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-DA0118
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy enamelled (and probably originally silvered or gilded) heraldic horse harness pendant, incomplete in so far as it is missing almost all of its enamel decoration. It is shield-shaped and a suspension loop turned through 90 degrees projects from the centre of the straight uppermost edge. The harness pendant depicts three lions rampant on a background of (now) red enamel. AA copper alloy concretion covers much of the surface and the reverse is worn and missing all of its original patina. The object measures 35.2mm in length, 19.3mm in width, 1.7mm in thickness, 4.9…
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buriton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-5DDE04
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete and somewhat abraded Roman copper alloy Trumpet brooch, the head, part of the lug for the spring and the upper part of the bow only. The front face is inlaid with red enamel and blue glass in addorsed C-shaped cells above and below pale enamel. Head width 13.3mm. Extant length 23mm. Mackreth 2011, TR 1.2b. Late 1st - 2nd century. Finder's no. 381
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-57C5D6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy enamelled plate brooch dating to the second century AD. The plate brooch is circular in plan with six evenly-spaced flat, circular extensions situated around its circumference. Each of the six circular extensions possesses a circular cell filled with red enamel. The plate itself is decorated with an outer ring of metal which has been decorated with a repeated series of vertical notches. This encloses an inner ring-shaped cell which is filled with alternating squares of white and blue enamel. The centre of the plate comprises a plain circular panel of copper-alloy from wh…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2F4923
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy finger ring dating to the Roman period. The fragment comprises the shoulders and bezel of the ring. The shoulders are lentoidal in section and broaden to form a flat, oval bezel. The bezel is decorated with two opposing pelta-shaped cells which are filled with degraded red enamel. The finger ring has an incomplete horizontal outer diameter of 21mm and a projected inner horizontal diameter of 19mm. The bezel has a width of 8mm.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2C4715
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy T-shaped brooch dating to the mid to late first century AD. The surviving part of the brooch comprises the bow and foot. The head of the brooch is missing as is the pin. The bow is hemispherical in section, with a central vertical rib, which runs half its length and 'sawtooth' type edges. The bow tapers to a moulded forwarded facing foot, with small horizontal moulded collar. The catchplate is trapezoidal in plan. The brooch measures 36mm in diameter and a maximum of 10mm in width. It weighs 3.14g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2C1BF8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small copper-alloy and enamelled disc brooch dating to the late 1st to mid 3rd century AD. The brooch is circular in plan The upper surface of the brooch is decorated with a sunburst motif in reserve metal, surrounding a central circular cell. There appears to be degraded enamel within the cells created by the sunburst motif. However, it is too degraded to identify its potential original colour. The central circular cell is empty. On the underside of the brooch are two semi-circular pierced lugs (both broken) and a small trapezoidal catchplate. The pin is missing. The brooch measures…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2BFA99
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small copper-alloy flat, enamelled disc brooch dating to the late 1st-mid 3rd century AD. The brooch is circular in plan, although its circumference is partially corroded. The upper surface of the brooch is decorated with a five pointed star motif in reserve metal. Each arm of the star possessing a rounded terminal. At the centre of the star motif is a circular motif, also in reserve metal. The use of reserve metal creates a series of outer semi-circular cells, which appear to be filled with degraded blue enamel, and an inner star-shaped cell, in which no enamel remains. On the under…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-C3F333
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy stand, probably a miniature altar, dating to the Roman period. The object is square in plan with a circular perforation through the flat upper plate and four small knops, one in each corner, protruding from each corner of this surface. These knops would have inserted into holes in the base of an upper tier, stacking them together. Each of the side plates is decorated with a saltire cross with the four recessed triangular cells inlaid with enamel. Much of this enamelling is degraded, but the one side with all four cells entirely or partially surviving int…
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-B2BCD2
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A late Iron Age or Roman (100 BC - AD 300) copper alloy and enamelled (or possilby glass-inlay) unidentified object, possibly a harness or cart fitting. The object consists of a flat, decorated and red-enamelled plate with a tubular attachment cast as one to the reverse. The plate is a rounded tear-drop in shape with an oval flanking the edge at either side of the pointed end. The oval consists of a stylised crescent, ends narrowing and touching with an off-centre red enamel setting within. The setting and the tips of the crescent are missing to one side. The body of the tear drop has …
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hampstead Marshall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B07D34
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy harness pendant. Cast heater shield shaped pendant with a drilled suspension loop at right angles to its display plane. The shield is charged with three leopards left gules [red], the bodies of the beasts being progressively contracted in length to fit the available field. The motif evokes the Arms of England, and was widely deployed as English national identity was developed through the wars against Scotland and France in particular. Suggested date: Medieval, 1250-1350. Height: 38.2mm, Width: 20.8mm, Thickness (clear of loop): 2.3mm, Weight: 7.69gms
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-AFBC44
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy disc brooch which is made from a circular plate decorated with a raised central dot surrounded by curvilinear border forming a six pointed star motif that has roundels at each point, enclosing the whole plate is a raised linear border. The recessed exterior cell of the star would have been filled with light blue enamel, with small traces remaining. The recessed interior cell would have been filled with enamel, but no traces remain. On the reverse is the mount for the spring and the catch plate, both are truncated. This artefact dates to the 2nd century.
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9BE448
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A shield shaped, copper alloy harness pendant dating from the Medieval period, AD 1200 - 1400. Owing to the degree of corrosion the device on the shield is not now legible, though there is red enamel remaining in the chief and possibly a fleur-de-lis in the body of the shield. The suspension loop has broken away from the upper edge of the shield and is missing.. The pendant is 22.1mm long, 15.2mm wide and 1.77mm thick. It weighs 2.42gm.
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-82D6F3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an enamelled plate brooch dating to the second century AD. The fragment comprises a portion of the plate, which is flat and approximately trapezoidal in plan. The upper surface has at least four cells for enamel, of which one is partially filled with degraded blue enamel. On the underside of the plate at one end are two semi-circular pierced lugs with an iron axis bar and three coils of the spring. The pin is missing. There is a small, semi-circular catchplate. The brooch measures 21mm in length, 14mm in width and a maximum of 6mm in thickness. The plate brooch is likely…
Created on: Monday 5th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: WILT-1B998D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Roman flat enamelled disc brooch with peripheral lugs, dating to the period AD 80-250. The brooch measures 22.08mm in diameter, is 7.6mm thick and weighs 3.04g. Part of the rim is missing the remainder of the brooch survives. The disc is 1.7mm thick. Its is decorated with a vertical white enamelled section with a single central raised pellet. To its left and right are situated white enamelled half circles. All three enamelled sections are framed by raised lines.Inbetween the central enamelled cestion and the circumference are two further hemispherical r…
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: IOW-06FAD3
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy square harness pendant (c. 1200-c. 1400). The suspension loop that was situated at the top is missing due to a break. This harness pendant is slightly convex at the front and is slightly concave at the rear. The front is decorated with a "heater" shield with a flat top and the sides slope steeply to a point. The border of the shield is inlaid with red enamel although most is missing. Within the shield an unclear animal, probably a lion or heraldic beast is depicted. The field outside the shield is cross-hatched and gilding can be seen in the groov…
Created on: Tuesday 30th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-F14CC6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Roman flat and plain edged enamelled disc brooch, dating to the period AD 80-250. TIt is 21.46mm in length and 16.10mm in width. It weighs 2.25g. Part of the rim, the catchplate's curl and the pin are missing. A central roundel is set within a sextfoil floral shape with cream colour enamel inlay. This, in turn, is surrounded by a border which incorporates circular finials to each of the six 'petals'. The outer area, largely missing, has a dark blue inlay. Cf. Hattatt 2007 p.344 no.518. An example of a similar brooch can be seen on the database: WILT-4EA552.
Created on: Monday 29th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B08F54
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (mid 13th to 14th centuries) harness pendant: The copper-alloy pendant is a quatrefoil in plan, with a perforated lug protruding from the upper edge. The lug has been cast perpendicular to the pendant, and within in the loop has a trace of an iron wire. The outer face of the pendant is decorated with a probable lion rampant but is an unusual shape with a bulbous body and long thin neck. The field around the lion has traces of dark blue enamel. The pendant is bent in profile. The reverse of the pendant is undecorated. The surface of the pendant is abraded and corroded. The p…
Created on: Friday 26th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-AFC618
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch, dating to the period circa AD 75 to 175. The brooch is an inverted 'L' shape in profile and the bow tapers from a rounded head to a circular foot knop. Extending from the top of the head is a broken tab which may have once held a loose wire loop. The head and bow of the brooch would have been inlaid with enamel but nearly all of this is now missing. The head is decorated with a central vertical bifurcated rib either side of which are opposing crescents of diminishing, some retaining traces of blue enamel. Located below the head a…
Created on: Friday 26th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-8AA2BB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman Wirral brooch. Copper alloy inlaid. It is 40mm long and 10mm wide at the widest point. Hinged pin. The pin is missing as is the catch plate. At the head of the brooch is a trifold design with three panels of enamel. The centre one is red and either side are probably also red. Below the red panels is a horizontal groove and below that is a curved coil design resembling a spring. The shaft of the brooch has three vertical panels extending three quarters of the way down. The centre panel has traces of blue enamel at the bottom, and the outer ones bear traces of green enamel at the t…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
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