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    • Surface: Inlaid with enamel

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Record ID: WMID-4B6D26
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: City of Stoke-on-Trent
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An incomplete enamelled copper alloy heraldic horse harness pendant, of Medieval dating (AD1200 to AD 1400). The remains of the harness hanger is still present, at the top of the pendant. It is rectangular in shape, with two semi circular lugs to either side of the top of the harness pendant. Above this, on the back of the hanger is a conical integral copper alloy spike, for attachment to a harness. The harness pendant is an elaborate quatrefoil shape. The front was enamelled with both red and blue enamel, only the red remains. The front of the pendant has been divided into nine sect…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: WAW-491083
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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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 fess between 6 martlets. The background has traces of blue enamel. The colour of the fess and martlets is not known as the surface is corroded. The surface of the pendant is heavily abraded and has traces of a dark green patina. The pendant measures 41.72mm long, 30.48mm wide and 6.57mm thick at the loop, wei…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: CORN-F3A44F
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Cast copper alloy Roman seal box lid, lozenge-shaped in plan with cross-hatching of lozenge-shaped cells for enamel. Some light blue-green enamel survives in a few of the cells. The four corners of the lozenge shape have knops projecting from them which are now worn. These knops would have originally fitted into notches in the base half of the seal box. The sides of this lid survive, and are at right angles to the lid. Similar lozenge-shaped seal box lids have been discovered in Sutton, Suffolk (see SF-ADC726) and in Aldworth, Berkshire (see BERK-2698F3). Bishop (1996) illustrates a …
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 15th October 2017
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Record ID: CORN-F3665F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Cast copper alloy Roman T-shaped hinged brooch with an enamelled stud on the bow. The stud consists of two circular cells, one within the other, with the central cell still retaining the darker remains of some red enamel and the outer cell retaining some fragments of brighter red enamel. The wings are damaged at each end, revealing the copper alloy spindle within, but the pin and hinge that wound around the spindle, in the aperture between the wings on the back of the brooch, are both missing. There are four incised triangles on the head, two on either side of a central band of chevro…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 15th October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-BBEF3A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy finger ring with a broken hoop. One side of the hoop is bent outwards but would have originally have formed an oval in profile. The hoop is D-shaped in cross section with projecting convex altering to concave ridged shoulders which rise to a high oval bezel. The edge of the setting is faceted and decorated with two pairs of vertical ridges on either side. The setting is filled with a white material, probably degraded and discoloured glass or enamel which probably had intaglio decoration. Date : Roman c. AD 150 - 300 Dimensions: 42.69 mm x 27.01 mm x 5.81 mm Weight: 11.76…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wynford Eagle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-BB98C0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete milefiore enamelled openwork brooch. A symmetrical plate comprising two conjoined lozenges flanked by crescesnts enclosing circular apertures. At each of the outer points of the lozenges and the outside edges of the crescents is a small circular projection (one is incomplete0. Around the outer edge and framing the apertures is a framing band of reserved metal. The front of the brooch is extensively enamelled. The lozenge elements contain squares of milefiore enamel, four panels in each, alternating from a white to a red ground, each with a blue floral design with a red pe…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Peverell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-BB61A5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete enamelled disc brooch. There is some damage at the edge and the pin is missing. The plate of the brooch is circular and flat. It is decorated with two fields of enamel. The outer dark blue field is framed by a metal reserve around the circumference of the disc and is bounded on the inside by another reserve in the form of a five pointed star with a pellet end to each point and incurved edges. Inside this is another reecess for enamel around a central pellet of reserved metal. The enamel is missing from thei area. The back is flat and undecorated with a worn catchplate and…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wynford Eagle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B4C4C0
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount. An oval pressed metal plate with a possibly floral or vegetal motif within a wreath. Tiny spots of blue enamel remain on the display face. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1850-1900. Length: 22.9mm, Height: 18.2mm, Thickness: 0.3mm, Weight: 0.83gms
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B4AACB
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy button. Three-piece composite biconvex discoid button. The front bears a crazed enamel surface of uncertain original tint. The back plate has the projecting stub of a loop and indistinct back stamp. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1850-1900. Diameter: 13.8mm, Thickness: 4.1mm, Weight: 1.48gms
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Luddington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-383051
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
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Roman copper alloy Headstud bow brooch, 36mm long, 17mm wide and 15mm thick with a weight of 8.39grams. The brooch is sub- rectangular in form and cross section and is complete apart from part of the pin. It has flat stepped wings which sit in front of a semi-circular pin bar housing, which still holds the upper part of a hinged pin. Above this there is a large intact but bent suspension loop. The bow emerges from the front with a rectangular cross section which flattens out as it curves downwards and then terminates on a semi circular stepped foot. The bow is decorated with a rais…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NLM-24AE15
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy plate brooch. Cast circular plate with a central reserved spot and four oval cells in a symmetrical or cruciform arrangement with a reserved dot in each angle, Mackreth type British Plate 2.unc. A glossy patch may be relict enamel occupying about one quarter of the field, now of a dark brown tint, and one oval cell retains red colorant. The stub of the seat for a hinged pin and of a folded catch plate remain on the back. Suggested date: Early Roman, 100-200. Diameter: 21.9mm, Thickness (clear of pin gear): 1.3mm, Weight: 3.87gms
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: SOM-BA6D27
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy hinged developed T-shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 75-150. The brooch is missing the lower section of its pin, but is otherwise complete. At the head of the brooch the wings survive complete to a width of 26.3mm, these are cylindrical, c. 3.4mm in diameter, with a rectangular slot to accomodate a hinged pin. Two parallel grooves, incised into the front only, deliniate each wing tip. The wings hold a copper alloy axis bar in situ, along with the upper section of the pin. The latter consists of a perforated sub-triangular plate with the sub-ova…
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 27th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-A43454
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy T-shape brooch of Roman date, c.AD 75-125. The near-complete brooch measures 33.0mm in length by 15.7mm across the (incomplete) wings and weighs 5.00g. One side of the cylindrical wings is missing. The wings have concealed the axis bar for the hinged pin which would have fitted into the slot on the underside of the head, between the wings, both of which are missing. The end of the surviving side is decorated with three grooved circumferential lines and there is a slight ridge at the juction of the wing and bow. The bow has a D-shaped cross-section and p…
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th October 2017
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Record ID: IOW-90FB0E
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and almost complete Roman copper-alloy button-and-loop fastener (AD 100-200). Wild 1970: 137-155. In plan, the flat head is rectangular, has rounded corners and measures 24.5mm in length, 20mm in width and 2.4mm in thickness. The shank is circular in cross-section with a diameter of 7.1mm and a length of c. 6.3mm. The triangular loop with a triangular opening has a length of c. 26.5mm, a maximum width of 13.0mm and a thickness of 3.1mm. At the front of the head, two circular cells both have a diameter 5.1mm. Each cell has a dot at the centre and each cell appears to have ha…
Created on: Monday 25th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-BDDDB9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy hinged Colchester derivative developed T-shaped brooch, dating to c. AD 75-150. The surviving fragment comprises of the upper bow and left wing only, with the rest lost to old breaks. The head of the bow is incomplete, with the right wing lost in line with a central rectangualr slot cut into the rear of the head. The left wing survives complete, 5.7mm wide from the midpoint to its wing tip, cylindrical, 3.9mm in diameter at the tip, and decorated with two parallel moulded ridges, angled away from the bow. Although it is not visible, the lack of iron cor…
Created on: Friday 15th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: LIN-92ACA7
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy stud. The head is oval, convex, and appears to have had green coloured enamel in the centre. Most of the enamel is now missing, but traces survive. A short, curved, incomplete shank of circular section extends from the centre of the reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-7EA65A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Umbonate disc brooch of Roman date, c.AD 100 - 250. The brooch is circular with four knopped projections extending from quarter points around the circumference. One knop houses the pin hinge while the opposite knop houses the catchplate to the reverse. The hinge and catchplate are both broken and worn and the pin no longer remains. The main body of the brooch is distinctly domed and is decorated with a quatrefoil of dark blue enamel around a central perforation. A band of red enamel is present within the perforation suggesting it was once solid but has been …
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 4th October 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-7AEC87
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy headstud brooch of Roman date, c.AD 75 - 200. The head of the brooch comprises rectangular wings, the reverse of which are concave to house the pin mechanism which no longer survives. The front of the wings are decorated with three alternating ridge and grooves, giving a stepped effect, and an integral rectangular sectioned bow extends centrally from between the wings tapering in width a worn break. An integral raised headstud is present at the apex of the bow. Below the headstud the upper surface of the bow is decorated with a series of four recessed rectan…
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 4th October 2017
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Record ID: SF-69FB8E
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy metalworking debris of uncertain date. Very irregular in shape with a heavily pitted and corroded surface. Undiagnostic debris such as this can only be assigned a very broad Bronze Age to post-medieval date range. Length: 18.24mm, width: 10.21mm, thickness: 5.33mm, weight: 3.02g
Created on: Monday 11th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-6734FA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Roman T-shaped brooch, dating to the period AD 50-150. The brooch is missing the pin and the majority of the bow, as well as the foot and the catchplate. What remains of the brooch measures 23.21mm in wingspan, 18.44mm in length, 2.20mm thick and weighs 3.15g. The head consists of two tubular shape wings holding in place the copper alloy axis bar. At the centre of the head is a small slot for the insertion of the pin, now missing. From the centre of the head the body of the brooch projects, at approximately a 90 degrees angle, a rectangular shape bow. The …
Created on: Monday 11th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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