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Record ID: SUR-8DF55E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a possible Roman copper-alloy finger ring. The fragment has a raised rounded S-shaped form on its bezel, each terminal having a central pit.
Created on: Wednesday 29th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 29th July 2015
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Record ID: SUR-8DBB5E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Roman copper-alloy finger ring. The ring has an expanded bezel divided into four cells each containing red enamel. The cells are divided by a swastika-like cross which is aligned diagonally to the ring.
Created on: Wednesday 29th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 29th July 2015
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Record ID: DOR-8A9B68
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy millefiori enameled disc brooch. The brooch is large, circular and flat. The face of the brooch is decorated with millefiori enameling in three concentric bands inside concentric metal reserves. The enameling is of alternating blocks of turquiose and white and red and white chequered design with a band of the relevant colour framing each. The outer edge of the brooch is raised to contain the enameling.There is a circular hole at the centre. At the edge of the brooch set opposite each other across the diameter are two lugs. One us broken and has a large circ…
Created on: Wednesday 29th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 29th July 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-770877
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy heraldic harness pendant dating from the Medieval period, AD 1200 - 1400. It is moulded in the form of an eagle's head couped, facing left. The moulding on the upper side is quite fine and detailed, the upper mandible of the open beak having a hooked tip and the neck and head having a pattern of moulded feathers. Some of the detail on the head has been abraded away and is missing. There is a flat suspension loop at ninety degrees to the plane of the pendant with a circular perforation, the upper part of which has broken away and is also missing. Red enamel remains in the…
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 29th July 2015
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Record ID: SOM-745C69
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy heraldic harness pendant. The pendant is shield shaped with a straight top and convex sides which meet at a point at the bottom. From the middle of the top edge projects a transverse suspension loop; the loop consists of a short rectangular cross sectioned stem topped by an oval terminal with a transverse circular piercing. On the front is a design of six lions divided into groups of three by a triple diagonal line with traces of raised blue enamel in the field, blazoned: azure a bend argent, cotised or between six lions rampant or. The pendant is 44mm long…
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 28th July 2015
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Record ID: SOM-60E0E3
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete copper-alloy harness pendant of medieval date. The outline of the pendant is that of an 'elaborate quatrefoil' (Ward Perkins' (1940, 118) Type V), that is, with pointed protrusions between the four semi-circular lobes. Centrally placed on the top edge of the upper semicircle would have been a suspension loop, but this is lost with only a small stub remaining. The front is decorated with an indented design of a large capital lombardic M with a crown above. The crown is a pentagon with a point in the centre of the top, angled sides and a concave curved base. Bo…
Created on: Monday 27th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 27th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wrington CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-0D24B9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete copper alloy plate brooch of Mackreth type British Plate 2.b. The object consists of a circular plate decorated with a raised and flattened circular disc within a hexagonal cell. Six rounded lobes project from the hexagonal cell. The relief details would be displayed against sunken enamelled fields. Remains of brick red enamel are visible within the inner field whereas there are not remaining traces in the outer field. At the rear of the object is a perforated lug to hold the pin and a complete catchplate. The reverse is undecorated. The object has a mid-green patin…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanton St John', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FASW-B83E7A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy enamel flat lugged disc brooch. Ten peripheral lugs and remains of black and red enamel on the surface. Nine (?) recessed circular dots are arranged around a central raised circular boss. Hinged pin is missing. Heavily worn/eroded. Dimensions: Diam. without lugs: 15.5mm; Wt. 2.85g.
Created on: Sunday 19th July 2015
Last updated: Sunday 19th July 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-902227
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy headstud brooch of Roman date. The head of the brooch is comprised of rectangular wings the reverse of which act as a double lug hinge mechanism which retains the axis bar though the pin no longer remains. The front of the wings retains patches of blue enamel though in no discernible design. An integral bow extends centrally from between the wings beginning with a square section and tapering to circular where it terminates in a worn break. A circular perforation is present at the apex of the bow which would have housed a separated headstud feature. A raised …
Created on: Friday 17th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 29th July 2015
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Record ID: KENT-7B51A5
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval cast copper-alloy harness pendant of c. 1200-1400 date. The object is quatrefoil in plan with an integral suspension loop. The object is decorated with a molded foliate design with a red enameled cenral annulate surrounded by blue enamle foliate projections. The pendant is 33.7mm long, 26.4mm wide, 3.6mm thick and weighs 9.46 grams. The rear of the object is undecorated. A similar example is no.13, fig 2, p25, Saunders, (1991) and can be dated to the 14th century
Created on: Thursday 16th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-51ED4D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete, copper alloy Roman brooch of the trumpet variety, dating from AD 75 - 175. The remaining portion consists of the head and part of the bow. On the shoulder of the bow is an acanthus moulding of three petals above and below the median ridge; the moulding is on the upper side of the bow only. The back of the head carries the remains of the pin mounting which was an integral loop, but this is now missing. The pin, the catch plate and the lower part of the bow are all missing too. There are traces of decoation on the trumpet head in the form of recessed cells which probably o…
Created on: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-5089AA
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete enamelled copper alloy lozengiform heraldic horse harness pendant, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400). The harness pendant is lozengiform in shape (diamond), with a suspension loop set at 90 degree to the body of the pendant. The suspension loop has an sub circular perforation or hole, with an internal diameter of 1.4 mm. The heraldic device on the front of the pendant is hard to determine but a gilded diagonal line or bend Or is present. The reverse is undecorated. It measures 37.7 mm in length, 27.1 mm wide and 6.2 mm thick. It weighs 6.3 g. The harness pendant …
Created on: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
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Record ID: SOM-E8BEB3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy zoomorphic Roman plate brooch in the form of a fish. The losses are confined to the back on which the catchplate is abraded and the pin mostly lost. The plate was originally flat but is slightly curved in profile at the tail as a result of old damage, with the tail bent slightly backwards. The body is of pointed oval shape with a triangular tail with a recessed curved end and worn projecting fins top and bottom just before the tail (a dorsal fin and a pectoral fin). The front is decorated with a number of recessed cells to accommodate enamel and raised …
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 20th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Merriott CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E7E65C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman cast copper alloy finger ring of Guiraud Type 4d, Henig Type VIII. The ring has a central circular bezel with smaller circular bezels to each side.The central bezel has a diameter of 7.7mm, the smaller ones measure 3.7mm across the diameter. The central bezel is flat and on the front has a raised rim around a recessed centre which contains raised decoration of a rayed circle in the middle. This decoration has an intact central circle surrounding a recessed area but the outer circle has regular indents around the edge giving the impression of a sun or cog. The recessed area within…
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 28th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Merriott CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6AAB2C
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy badge. Stamped badge depicting the steam locomotive Dorchester Castle (built 1925 for the Great Western Railway, and in service until 1963) in British Rail apple green livery, coloured with green and black enamels with detailing reserved in relief. The name of the locomotive appears on a plaque below. The back bears the brazed scar where a hinged pin has been lost and (behind the back of the engine) a small slotted catch plate. The maker's details also appear: H W MILLER / LTD / B'HAM. 18. This style of the company name was used between 1954 and 1974. Suggested date: Mode…
Created on: Friday 3rd July 2015
Last updated: Monday 6th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-525127
Object type: HANGING BOWL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy circular mount or escutcheon, probably from an Early Medieval hanging bowl dating to the period c. AD 600 - 725. The mount is slightly convex, with a correspondingly concave reverse. c.45% of the circumference is missing due to old damage. The obverse is decorated by a triskele design in relief. each branch of the triskele exhibits a sub-triangular extension with a ridge in the centre. The device is reminiscent of three stylised hare heads intertwined. The gaps between the relief decoration exhibit the remains of degraded enamel, now white but of uncert…
Created on: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Zeals CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-3B3E73
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (AD c. 75 to 175) trumpet derivative brooch, Wroxeter type, in two pieces: The first fragment is the upper portion of the bow. The bow head, in plan, is sub-circular with an integral moulded plate along the upper edge. This plate has two scrolls which meet in the centre, and it is here there is a broken edge. The head is decorated with a horizontal bar with fine notches below the integral plate. The reverse of the bow head has two vertical, perforated lugs which support a copper alloy axis bar, around which the iron spring is wound, but due to corrosion it is not clear how many t…
Created on: Wednesday 1st July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 1st July 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-2AF3CD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy headstud brooch of Roman date. The head of the brooch is comprised of rectangular wings the reverse of which act as a double lug hinge mechanism which retains the heavily corroded axis bar though the pin no longer remains. The front of the wings are decorated with recessed lozenge cells, two to each wing, which retain blue enamel. The degree of wear makes the exact nature of the decoration on the wings difficult to determine. An integral square sectioned bow extends centrally from between the wings tapering to terminate in a worn break. A triangular recess …
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th July 2015
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Record ID: WILT-1668D1
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Early Roman enamelled button and loop fastener dating to the period c. AD 50 - 150. The fastener is of Wild's Type III and is an inverted petal or teardrop shape. There is a protruding central circular boss surrounded by a circumferential groove which contains a white substance which is probably degraded enamel of uncertain original colour. There is a longitudinal ridge running from the tip of the basel end to the edge of the circumferential groove. The reverse of the fastener is slightly concave and exhibits the remains of the attachment loop which projects …
Created on: Monday 29th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 1st July 2015
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Record ID: LIN-A79F8B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete early Rman copper alloy umbonate brooch. The brooch has a circular domed body, highly decorated in enamel. A recessed circular cell is located in the centre; no enamel survives. Twelve triangular cells surround this in a sunburst motif. The cells alternate with red and blue enamel. A deep channel surrounds the motif, though most of the perimeter is missing. A small tab of metal is located at one end, on the reverse of which are two lugs for the hinged pin.
Created on: Wednesday 24th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 1st July 2015
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