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Record ID: DEV-CFEC72
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy hinged developed T-shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 75-150. The brooch fragment coprises of the upper bow and partial head only, with the lower bow, catchplate, pin, headloop, left wing and partial right wing all missing. At the head of the brooch the wings survive to a total width of 16.9mm, with only the right wing partially surviving. These are cylindrical c. 3.8mm in diameter, and still hold a copper alloy axis bar in situ, with the bar on the right side probably survivign to its original edge. The width of the head excluding the axis bar is…
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newton Poppleford and Harpford CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7FD882
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy hinged Hod Hill type brooch, probably dating to c. AD 43-70. The surviving brooch largely comprises of the bow and head of the brooch only, with the catchplate, axis bar and pin all missing. The head of the brooch expands backwards, in a flat, inverted trapezoidal plate, 10.6mm wide at the maximum and 1.5mm thick. The head would have originally been rolled forwards, holding in place and axis bar and pin, both now missing and with the head broken at the fold. A central rectangular slot has been cut into the reverse of the head to accomodate the pin. Th…
Created on: Monday 19th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charlton Musgrove CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-0F28C4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
: Copper alloy brooch. Cast headstud brooch, Mackreth type Headstud 2.b3. Tubular plain wings with the back of the case formerly retaining an axis bar and pin [both lost] are met by a broad flat bow with an integrally cast crest [or 'dog', a term derived from more recognisably canine bow fittings] with lunate top notch. The top of the bow has linear borders which, below the crest, are neatly filed away to produce six triangular teeth on either side. At the base of the crest a larger triangular cell is set pointed end downwards at the end of a series of four pairs of smaller triangular…
Created on: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-FF37F7
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy enamelled medieval mount, possibly a harness pendant or strap fitting, dating to the period AD c.1250-c.1150. Description: The mount is formed from a central elaborate quatrefoil with pointed knops at the intersections, flanked either end by two raised possible zoomorphic knops after which extend flat suspension loops or rivet holes. Both ends have snapped across their middle and one has been bent backwards and the other slightly bent forward. The central element has a floral or vegetative design which fits evenly within the quatrefoil in relief which r…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: NLM-FA0A62
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible mount. Cast disc with a bevelled edge on which appear c.30 small juxtaposed cells which retain a dull red colorant. The cells may originally have been rectangular, though some have lost their outer edges to wear. A rough central cut-out suggests from its form the excision of an embedded object or area in the form of a star with eight points. The back bears a short pair of of diameter 2mm and similar length. The finder kindly suggests this to be a Roman plate brooch, but the features rehearsed above do not appear in Mackreth's (2011) corpus, and there is neither a …
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Ravendale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-AB375A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy post-medieval double looped buckle, dating to the period AD 1550-1650. It is incomplete insofar as the pin is missing. The buckle is broadly circular in shape, measuring 36.95mm in width and 34.83mm in length, with an off centre, curved central bar. The thickness of the outside frame is 5.51mm, whereas the central bar measures 2.27mm thick. On the outside frame there are evenly spaced grooves, within which there appears to be trades of red enamel, particularly but not exclusively left of the central bar. Aside from a small patch of red enamel on the upper hal…
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-AA9A54
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy finger ring dating to the Roman period. The hoop is intact and is slightly stirrup-shaped in plan. The bezel is oval with a relief moulded cross resulting in four cells. The remains of enamel can be seen within the cells, which appears to be red in colour. A similar example which can be found on the database is DENO-98A7F3. Daubney Group 3a (quarters) (unpublished). This style of ring dates from the first or second century AD (c. AD 43-200).
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-7EDAF1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy disc brooch of Roman date, c.AD 100 - 200. The brooch is circular and is decorated with a six-pointed star around a large central ring. The recessed interior of the star is filled with red enamel as are the external angles created between the arms of the star and a raised border. The worn remains of an integral double lug hinge and catchplate project from opposite points on the reverse of the brooch. The pin no longer remains. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The brooch is 22.2mm in diameter, 4.5mm thick with lugs, 1.4mm thick without lugs and …
Created on: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: NLM-7D228A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch. Cast headstud brooch, Mackreth type Headstud 9.a. A tubular case clenched along its top retains an axis bar and the stub of a cast pin. This is hidden by rectangular wings, each bearing two triangular cells filled by blue enamel with a third retaining material of an uncertain tint. The front of the wings curves forward, a curve limited at the sides of the brooch by a finely billeted ridge on either side. The wings meet a rectangular section bow with a short ridge on its crest. The crest appears as if interrupted by an oval hollow with a basal socket of diameter 2.5…
Created on: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th June 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-694B3D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy bow and fantail brooch of Roman date, c.AD 50 - 150. The head of the brooch is formed of rectangular wings the reverse of which act as a double lug hinge mechanism for the pin. The loop of the pin remains around an axis bar within the lugs though the pin proper no longer remains. From the front of the head an ovate sectioned bow extends, expanding in to a pointed ovate lower bow. This would have originally been triangular though much of the lower edges have been lost to worn breaks. Patches of red enamel survive on the front of the fantail along with faint t…
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-68DCE2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy hinged Wirral type brooch of Roman date, c.AD 100 - 200. The head of the brooch is ovate with an integral loop to the upper edge. The front surface of the head is stepped with a central transverse recessed rectangular band retaining a patch of orange enamel. The lowest step is the furthest forward and is panel decorated with a series of incised vertical grooves resulting in a ribbed appearance. An integral rectangular sectioned arched upper bow extends from beneath the stepped head and is decorated on the upper surface with three recessed vertical panels. Th…
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-686B90
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy strap fitting of late Iron Age to early Roman date, c.150BC- AD100. The object comprises four linked openwork 'petal bosses' with enamelled decoration. A small central knop, rectangular in plan and ovate in section, is present with a ring and dot design to the flattened upper surface. The central dot retains yellow or pale green enamel and is enclosed by a ring of red enamel. Two rings with integral rounded bosses fixed to one edge within project from opposite sides of the central knop. One ring is complete and is a distorted pointed ovate shape. The second …
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-50D5AE
Object type: NECKLACE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An enamelled gold barrel-shaped link of late 18th to early 19th Century dating. This gold link bears traces of blue, green and white enamel forming a pattern of white dots in the centre flanked by a blue band and a wreath in green. On examination at the British Museum, no evidence was found to date this link pre-1704. It is a characteristic type of the late 18th or early 19th century. Judy Rudoe Curator of Renaissance and Later Collections. Department of Prehistory and Europe British Museum 10th July 2004. As there is no evidence to date the object to pre-1704, and since it was a si…
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-13A10A
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete enamelled copper alloy heraldic horse harness pendant, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400). The harness pendant is an elaborate quatrefoil shape. The front has been enamelled with both red and blue enamel. The front of the pendant has been divided into nine sections, with alternating colours. Red enamel is present at the centre and the corners, with blue enamel top, bottom, left and right. The bottom right lobe of the pendant is missing. A four legged animal is present in the centre, with debased fleur de lis (lys) in the blue enamel sections. The dividing lines betw…
Created on: Friday 2nd June 2017
Last updated: Friday 2nd June 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-582A2C
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy button and loop fastener, Wild class 5a, dating late 1st-2nd century. The fastener has a discoidal head on an L-shaped body, the foot of which is an openwork triangle. The head has simple cast decoration in relief on its upper face that establishes an outer border, two circumscribed bands and a sunken divet in the centre. No trace of enamel remains.
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burton-in-Kendal', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-43A316
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy lozenge shaped plate brooch that has a raised ring that creates a central recessed panel that would have contained enamel. Traces of enamel are still present in the edges of the plate this shows a small square consisting of a chequerboard of small white and blue rods, with other small portions of red enamel scattered around the edge. It is likely that the overall pattern of the enamel infill would have been a chequerboard of red squares with blue and white squares. On the reverse is a projecting pierced double lug that forms the mount for the pin at one end with the catchp…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: WMID-439C61
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gold finger ring of iconographic type. The curved rectangular bezel is engraved with a representation of the Trinity - the seated figure of Hod the father, supporting Christ on the cross, and with a dove in the top left corner, representing the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The figure of God has a halo. The shoulders of teh ring are engraved with suns rays. The hoop is beaded, and is now distorted. Tiny traces of white enamel survive in the desgin. The ring probably dates to the 15th Century. Diameter at the widest point: 23 mm.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-412FCA
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy heraldic horse harness pendant, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. A shield shaped pendant with a square top and with the sides curving round to meet in a point at the base, which has been bent and now curves backwards slightly. From the top of the shield expands a square cross-sectioned tang which terminates in a now incomplete transverse attachment loop. The shield is decorated with a recessed design of a double-headed eagle with outstreched wings and a trefoilate tail. Traces of a red enamel inlay survive in the beak and wings, and with blue enamel at the wi…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Clyst St. George CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-40DA83
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn Medieval copper-alloy heraldic harness pendant (c. 1200-1400). Description: The pendant is in the form of a square topped shield with a suspension loop at 90° to the plane of the pendant. The loop is incomplete, probably due to wear. At the front the design which includes a field of red enamel and additional detail likely making up the heraldic 'blazon' in dark blue enamel, the full design is unfortuanetly unclear obscured wear and corrosion products. Features at the top part of the design may be heraldic 'labels'. The pendant is greenish brown. Measurements: …
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
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Record ID: WMID-3FD739
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Disc Brooch (moulded type) of the Roman period, dating from c. AD 100 - c. AD 200. The brooch is broadly circular in plan and is broadly C shaped in section. There are nine protruding circular knops from the outer edge of the brooch, the top two form part of the hinge that hold the remains of the spring on the reverse. The front of the object is concave and has been decorated with a six pointed star or sun in the centre with six white enamel pellets surrounding it. There is blue enamel decorating the outer edge of the design, the blue enamel has a scalloped …
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th June 2017
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