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Record ID: WMID-4C17F2
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete copper alloy probable harness fitting dating to the Medieval period (c. AD 1250-1400). The decorative face of the fitting is sub-tirangular in shape and flat in section, though the top two corners have broken away in antiquity. The face is decorated with raised cells in what appears to be a floral design. The cells would once have held enamel but it is now missing. Extending from the reverse of the object is an integral attachment, extending at 90 degrees from the reverse and flaring out into a worn break. The reverse face is undecorated, though a central seam is apparent…
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grendon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-39F247
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy harness pendant. Cast heater shield-shaped plate with an oval suspension loop at right angles to its display plane. The shield is charged with a lion rampant left against an enamelled field of an indeterminate tint, either black [sable] or dark blue [azure]; the tail of the lion may be forked. The colour of the lion, which was presumably a metal [i.e. silver/argent or gold/or] is uncertain. The lion or leopard [in or] was associated with England from the 13th century onwards, and [in argent] later with the Dukes of Norfolk. The loop is now open at its top. Suggested date: …
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-262622
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An elaborate quatrefoil copper alloy harness pendant, 37mm in length. The object has a single suspension loop and is highly abraded, but appears to have trefoil or fleur de lis moulding in each quadrant. The central motif is a lion passant guardant, left, within a square. The mount would likely originally have been enamelled and possibly gilded. As Read (2016), p64, number 440.
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-2288C9
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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Cast copper alloy Roman button and loop fastener. The object has convex pointed oval head. The head is decorated with seven sub rectangular recessed cells. Everyother cell contains red enamel it is likely that the other cells were enameled with a different colour. The object has a triangular loop extending at 90 degrees from the head. The object is complete has a green patina and is in a good state of preservation. This is a Wild Class III, dating to the late 1st- 2nd century AD.Wild, J P, 1970 Button-and-loop fasteners in the Roman provinces, vol 1
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walesby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-0E4E9A
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy seal box fragment. Cast sub-rectangular box fragment with rounded corners, with most of two sides remaining and with a lug at one end where one of the other sides is lost. The top of the box bears three overlapping curvilinear oval figures, one larger than the others. Two spots of bright orange enamel occupy small cells formed by the intersection of larger and smaller ovals, with a further leaf-shaped spot of cobalt blue enamel occupying another part of one of the smaller ovals. The use of polychrome enamel allied to decorative forms in a native tradition points to a 2nd-c…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-0CF1C2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy stud mount of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. The mount is shield shaped with an integral circular sectioned shaft projecting from the center of the reverse. The front surface bears heraldic decoration in red and blue enamel. The device is too worn to be determined though the main body is red with a band of blue to the upper edge - possibly the remains of a mark of cadency. The edges of the shield are brokena nd worn and the tip of the shaft is lost to a worn break. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The mount is 15.9mm long, 14.6mm wide, 3.9mm…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: WREX-FA56D8
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
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Cast copper alloy, shield-shaped, heraldic harness pendant of probable 14th-century date (c.1250 - 1450). There is the remains of an integral cast suspension loop located at the centre of the upper edge of the pendant. This is now broken but the loop would have been set at an angle of 90 degrees to the plane of the pendant. The front face of the pendant has traces of red and blue enamel surviving. The upper part of the shield appears to have a series of narrow triangles in red on a blue ground. The central and lower band are too degraded to identify their original form. The reverse…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanynys', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-F9EFA3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Denbighshire
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An incomplete copper alloy bow brooch of the Wirral type dating to the Roman period. The object is a hinged example.The iron pin remains in situ. The head is stepped as is typical of this type only the base of the headloop survives. The upper bow is decorated with three raised vertical panels with alternating enamelled cells in each panel. None of the coloured enamel survives. Below the panels is a raised rounded knop. The bow tapers below the knop to a broken end.The foot, pin and catchplate are missing. The object has dark greenish brown patina. Length: 42.8mm; width: 12.1mm; thick…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanrhaeadr-Yng-Nghinmeirch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-8CEC4C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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A Roman copper-alloy disc brooch, flat and plain edged, 24.7mm in diameter, with enamel decoration across the front. The design is composed of a millefiore chequerboard of blue squares with yellow dots interspersed with red bordered squares containing 3 x 3 grids of blue and white squares. Approximately half of the enamelling is lost and there is damage to one side of the brooch. The reverse is plain, with a single lug and catchplate which are in line with each other. There is the rusted remnant of a spring around the lug, the pin is lost. As Hattatt (2000), page 344 number 522 and 10…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Sunday 16th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7D637C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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Roman copper alloy Chatelaine brooch fragment, 33mm long, 32mm wide and 10mm thick with a weight of 9.62g. The object represents the upper plate portion of a chatelaine plate brooch and is sub triangular in form and rectangular in cross section. It has a rounded upper edge with three small sub rectangular projection on its outer edge. The central one of these sits in front of the rectangular shaped catchplate on its reverse. It is decorated with a curved row of alternate red and blue triangular enamal cells. These are contained with a solid raised border which surrounds a central…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-7CEEE5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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Roman copper alloy duck brooch, 24mm in length, 12mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 2.93grams. The brooch is incomplete, missing its head and its hinged pin. It consists of an unusually flat ovoid plate whose upper surface has the remains of a neck projecting upwards from the centre of its rounded end and its opposite end terminates in slightly recessed triangular projection, forming a tail. It's upper surface is decorated with four enamelled cells, two thin linear inner cells run from the neck to its tail and two outer slim triangular cells form the outer wings. All of these a…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-6995C5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy Roman brooch of 'Trumpet' type, 1st - 2nd century date, poor condition, the foot is missing and there is much loss of its original surface, the scrolled moulding on the upper part of the bow being almost lost. The bow is decorated with a central, transverse moulding flanked by two deep grooves and two smaller mouldings. The decorative details of the lower foot are lost. On the end of the bow is a disc-like projection bearing a deep, annular groove which contains traces of what may have been enamel. The underside of the 'trumpet' is hollow to a depth of 10mm. On either…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
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Record ID: WAW-2641F5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Medieval (13th to 14th centuries) quatrefoil shaped mount: The copper alloy fitting has a quatrefoil shaped plaque which has an integral circular sectioned, incomplete stud protruding from the centre of the reverse. The mount is decorated on the outer face with a shield which whose heraldry is gules, ten orgresses, four, three, two and one or gules, ten bezants, four, three, two and one. Each outer edge of the shield has a blue enamelled lis protruding. The surface of the mount is has a slightly abraded dark brown patina. The object measures 33.01mm in length, 33.26mm in width, 11.1…
Created on: Friday 7th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-EB629B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a Roman enameled copper-alloy finger ring. Description: The ring survives as the bezel and one shoulder. The hoop is mostly missing due to old breaks at each end off one shoulders and at the edge of the bezel at the other. The shoulder widen and thicken from the broken ends into a circular bezel and are D shaped in cross-section where visible with a flat back and a shallowly convex on the outer side. The bezel has four central cut or cast circular cells, two oppositely aligned cells contain remains of red enamel, the other cells have no enamel remaining. Measurements: 1…
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: WREX-D4D83A
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
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Cast copper alloy, shield-shaped, heraldic harness pendant of probable 14th-century date (c.1250 - 1450). An integral cast suspension loop located at the centre of the upper edge of the pendant. The loop is set at an angle of 90 degrees to the plane of the pendant. The front face of the pendant has traces of enamel surviving. The field appears to be made up of a chequer pattern (checky in heraldic terms) only the blue enamel survives. There is no indication what the other check colour might have been. It is possible it was simply the ground colour of the shield itself. Across the …
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rhuddlan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-CFC43C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete, copper alloy, headstud brooch of Roman date, about AD 75 - 200. The bow is decorated with a raised longitudinal central ridge, grooved to take enamel. Most of the enamel is now missing, but small amounts remain adjacent to the headstud and the foot. There is also a short, raised ridge above the stud. The separate stud itself is missing, leaving an empty concave hollow with circulr fixing hole through the bow. There are two short, rectangular wings, decorated on the front faces with blue and red enamel. An inward pointing triangle of red enamel, with concave sides is flan…
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7E5876
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
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Roman copper alloy bow brooch, 48mm long, 33mm wide, 9mm thick and weighing 25.56g. The brooch is intact except for its pin. It has circular cross sectioned, solid rectangular shaped wings with a small circular hole in the centre at the front. Below this is a sub circular headplate which has the same sized circular hole as the wings in its centre. From the base of this a sub triangular bow with a stepped foot emerges. The reverse of this section houses the sub triangular catchplate. The sub circular section is heavily corroded but has some decoration present. This consists of a row of …
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: NARC-529375
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Heraldic Harness Pendant of Medieval date (AD 1200-1400). The object is shield shape and flat with upper projecting integral suspension loop set at right angles to the plate. The loop is broken and the retained portion is now represented by two spurs. Both faces of the pendant are heavily abraded and only a minor amount of the design is visible. This is the escutcheon of the royal arms of England (Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued azure). There is a small amount of red enamelled retained on the upper face. Minor traces of gilding…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-ACF384
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn complete copper-alloy Heraldic shield-shaped stud mount of Medieval date (AD c. 1200 - c.1400). Description: The object has a wide shield shaped flat upper face with an enamelled heraldic device on the front of the object. Despite the wear the device can be seen to be of three beasts passant gardant with a tail over their back, albeit executed rather crudey. It is likely that it is intended to show three lions passant gardant, the coat of arms of England from c.1198. The reverse of the object has an integral, single projecting circular shank/rivet and is undecorated. The rivet …
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-AC72A5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy enamelled mount. The mount is rectangular and thick with stubs of two integral circular cross-sectioned rivets set along the central, shorter axis at the rear. The front of the mount is decorated with two transverse zig-zag line metal reserves (also along the shorter axis) separated by a central band of reserved metal decorated with an incised line along the middle. In the recesses around the zigzags is enamel infill which may originally have been red. Date: Roman - c. AD 100 - 400 Dimensions: 15.29 mm x 14.43 mm x 7.84 mm Plate thickness - 5.13 mm Weight: 8…
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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