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    • Surface: Inlaid with enamel

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Record ID: WMID-5B876E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete enamelled copper alloy finger ring, of probable Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700). Around 50% of the finger ring is present, with half of the hoop missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The bezel is oval in shape, with recessed enamel decoration. The decoration consistsof a central blue rectangular bar, with a semi circle of probable white enamel to either side. The bezel has a length of 13.1 mm and is 10.3 mm wide. The shoulders are plain. The hoop is rectangular in cross section. It measures 10.9 mm in length, 20.9 mm wide and 11.9 mm thick. It weig…
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Record ID: WILT-57DA8E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy enamelled Sawfish, or toothed edge (Hull Type T145A) T-shape brooch dating to the period c. AD 50 - 150 missing the pin. The brooch measures 34.45mm in length, 23.55mm maximum width, is 15.1mm thick and weighs 6.55 grams. The D shaped wings have a wingspan of 23.55mm, instead of being cast in a single piece the upper and lower sections have been curled to enclose the axis bar with a recess in the centre to hold the pin. The pin is missing. The wings are abraded and undecorated. The bow arches back from the head and has an incomplete loop at the tip, …
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Record ID: KENT-07EB42
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Harness Pendant of the Medieval Period, dating from AD 1200 - AD 1400. The pendant is a "heater" shield shaped type (flat top with sides sloping steeply to a point). On the flat edge is an integral suspension loop set at a right angle to the pendant; the loop has been broken away by an olg break. The front face of the pendant shows moulded heraldic decoration, consisting of three passant lions left with paws raised on a red enamel background. In heraldic terms this blazon would be described as 'gules, three lions passant guardant'. The reverse is plain and und…
Created on: Friday 28th August 2015
Last updated: Friday 28th August 2015
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Record ID: WILT-F3407D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete copper alloy enamelled Roman unbonate plate brooch dating to the period c. AD 100 - 250. The brooch measures 38.95mm in length, 32.55mm in width, is 8.40mm thick and weighs 7.29g. The pin, axis bar and part of the circumference are missing. The brooch exhibits a concave reverse and corrsepondingly convex obverse. The obverse exhibits a raised cental knop surrounded by a series of radiating ridges which run down to a circular reserve. This creates a series of triangular reserves which are filled with an alternating pattern of enamel. The pattern runs red-orange-red, with …
Created on: Thursday 27th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-C3F80F
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bradford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy harness pendant dating from the Medieval period, AD1200 - 1400. It is in the form of a sexfoil with a circular central body surrounded by six small, circular knops spaced at regular intervals. One of the knops carries a flattened, suspension loop with a circular piercing, positioned at ninety degrees to the plane of the central body. The body has a moulded design in low relief consisting of a central, circular pellet and six radial lines, each line connecting to one of the peripheral knops, each of which also carries a small, moulded pellet. The six radial lines divide t…
Created on: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-70940F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Bow and Fantail type brooch. The pin is hinged with semi-tubular wings behind the head (width 14.44mm) which has an intact chain loop. The bow is rectangular in section, and the front is decorated with two longitudinal parallel grooves. The catchplate is missing, the only remaining evidence being a ridge on the reverse of the foot. The foot is of characteristic triangular 'fantail' form and is 17.45mm wide. The fantail is filled with a dark red enamel with a roman lozenge and a Celtic style scroll. The surface is only slightly worn with a green patina. The brooch is …
Created on: Friday 21st August 2015
Last updated: Friday 28th August 2015
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Record ID: IOW-4EE8A2
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy, enamelled and gilded harness pendant (c. 1200-c. 1400). The suspension loop is missing. The central feature of this mount is a lozenge-shaped cell. A trilobate or fleur-de-lis moulding project outwards from this central cell on each of its four sides. The central cell is defined by a raised border and contains a quatrefoil setting inlaid with dark blue enamel. The area between the setting and the border of the cell is occupied by small annulet-like motifs. At each end of this area there is a circular depression. The front, except where it is enam…
Created on: Wednesday 19th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 20th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-354FAC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete copper alloy headstud brooch of Roman date. The head of the brooch is comprised of rectangular wings the reverse of which acts as an integral double lug hinge mechanism though the mechanism and pin no longer remain. An integral attachment loop projects centrally from the upper edge of the head with a hatched rectangular collar. The front of the wings are stepped with two vertical grooves resulting in three raised rectangular panels, the middle of which is decorated with transverse grooves. An integral rectangular sectioned bow extends centrally from between the win…
Created on: Tuesday 18th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 27th August 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-33728A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Roman plate brooch of the Composite type, dating from AD100 - 200. It is in the form of a cross of which only the circular centre and two incomplete arms survive. Each arm is in the shape of a teardrop, the pointed ends joining to the small, central roundel. The face of the brooch is enamelled and a large part of this remains in place. The roundel has a central pellet of corroded metal surrounded by two concentric rings, the inner of orange enamel and the outer light green corrosion again. Each arm of the cross has a dark blue background on which are two le…
Created on: Tuesday 18th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: HAMP-1FB4BC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman plate brooch (AD c.80-250) with enamel decoration, missing the shaft of the pin, part of the plate and the catchplate. The brooch is in the form of ten petals around a circular area with a central perforation 2.7mm in diameter. Around this are two rings, defined by two concentric grooves. The ring furthest from the centre is decorated with transverse ribs at a slight angle crossing it. Beyond are the nine surviving petals, in tear-drop form. All nine carry enamel decoration - a heavily pitted and faded yellow/ orange colour, apparently originally red, a…
Created on: Monday 17th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 17th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hurstbourne Priors', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-E05648
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and slightly damaged copper alloy medieval heraldic mount, possibly for a harness or other item (such as a casket or possibly a book). The mount is rectangular in plan with a decorated front and flat and plain reverse. There are rivet holes located at each corner of the mount and the outer border is decorated with incised cross hatching. In the centre of the mount is a circular field inside of which is the depiction of a triple-towered castle within a shield-shaped border. Traces of red (gules) and blue (azure) enamel survives, as does a very small amount of gilding. This castle…
Created on: Friday 14th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: BERK-DFB419
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large copper alloy medieval heraldic horse harness mount dating from the 13th to 14th century AD. The harness mount consists of a triangular (shield shaped) main plate with suspension loops extending from each corner on a short neck. The holes in these arms would have been secured to a harness strap or similar (also possibly a box for example), by copper alloy rivets, although these do not survive. The front of the mount has a moulded heraldic design with alternating raised and recessed triangular cells, 12 in all, radiating outwards from a central point (gyronny of twelve (or?) and …
Created on: Friday 14th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
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Record ID: SF-C513D7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy enamelled Roman trumpet brooch. It has a slightly flattened trumpet-shaped head with an integral double pierced lug to the reverse and a small knop extending from the top to support a separate headloop. The outer face of the head has enamelled curvilinear decoration consisting of two triangular recessed sections filled with dark green enamel, with a curving semi-circular recess in the centre of each containing bright blue enamel and a small triangular recess containing light yellow enamel at each end. At the top of the head, behind this decoration, is a deep …
Created on: Thursday 13th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Homersfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-A188A6
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete, but slightly damaged, cast copper alloy medieval horse harness pendant dating to the c. 13th or 14th century AD. The harness pendant has a circular central body with eight lobes projecting equally around the outer edge. Both the central element and the lobes have been inlaid with enamel, much of which survives. There is a small, gilded flower in the centre, flanked by eight blue petal-loops, all joining one another. The lobes have a similar looped pattern but the degraded enamel now appears yellow in colour. The central flower is the only remains of gilding, on what…
Created on: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 13th August 2015
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Record ID: WILT-22C30E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy enamelled Roman lozenge shaped plate brooch with lugs dating to the period c. AD 100 - 200. The head and the pin are missing. The brooch measurs 29.34mm in length, 27.97mm maximum width, 3.35mm minimum width, is 5.50mm thick and weighs 3.46g. The brooch commences in an old break and the top corner of the lozengiform plate is bent out of shape. The obverse of the plate exhibits a symmetrical design comprising a triangular recess at the top which would have been filled with enamel, below this are two transvserse grooves with a series of longitudinal grooves in…
Created on: Wednesday 5th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-226001
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy flat enamelled Roman disc (sexfoil) brooch dating to the period c. AD 100 - 200. The brooch consists of a plate whcih would have originally been circular, but has lost the majority of its circumference due to old breaks. Whee the edge survives, a reserved band of copper alloy is visible running around the edge. Within this is a recessed outer field with traces of degraded enamel, probably originally turquoise in colour. This surrounds a metal reserve in the shape of a six-pointed sexfoil with circular recessed pellets on the points. The recessed pellets prob…
Created on: Wednesday 5th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-221BE5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete enamelled copper alloy Roman plate brooch dating to the period c. AD 200 - 350. The pin is missing. The brooch measures 30.03mm in length, 26.15mm in width, is 10.78mm thick (including catchplate) and weighs 6.97g. The brooch is ovular in shape and exhibits a metal reserve runnig around the edge of the plate within which is a concentric recess filled with blue enamel, only traces of which now remain. This is in turn borderd on the inner edge by another metal reserve creating a central ovular recess which may have contained a paste intaglio (now missing). The reverse of …
Created on: Wednesday 5th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-21F55C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy enamelled Sawfish, or toothed edge (Hull Type T145A) T-shape brooch dating to the period c. AD 50 - 150. The brooch measures 47.28mm in length, 21.91mm maximum width, 3.58mm minimum width, is 13.22mm thick and weighs 11.69g. The head exhibits a central ridged crest which has a single perforation to allow the spring chord to pass through it. C-shaped wings have a wingspan of 21.91mm and exhibit pierced end-caps which house the copper alloy axis bar for the sprung pin mechanism which is housed in the wings. The spring exhibits nine coils and a chord whic…
Created on: Wednesday 5th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-2139D1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy finger ring containing an enamel inlay dating to the period c. AD 100 - 300. The ring can be classified as a Henig (1974) Type II. It exhibits an ovular bezel with an ovular recess which contains traces of degraded turquoise and red enamel in an uncertain design. The shoulders taper in thickness from either side of the bezel and terminate in old breaks. The finger ring measures 17.26mm in length, 5.74mm maximum width, 0.78mm minimum width, is 1.85mm thick and weighs 0.73g.
Created on: Wednesday 5th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-0DC45C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy trumpet-headed brooch, dating from the Roman period. The head of the brooch has been lost in antiquity, with only a short length of the neck remaining. This neck projects upwards from the enamelled semicircle that represents the upper bow. The dark blue enamel inset in this cell survives largely intact, interrupted only by an internal curve of three raised pellets. A vertical lug projects downwards from each corner of the upper bow. The much narrower lower bow is of trapezoidal section and narrows towards a damaged foot-ring. A damaged catchplate extends alo…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Therfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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