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Record ID: DEV-A7BD38
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Medieval enamelled copper alloy horse harness pendant and associated mount, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. The pendant is lozengiform, with a transverse attachment loop projecting from the apex, and decorated with an enamelled depiction of the pelican in her piety, with the birds depicted using white enamel seated within a nest of sub-square red enamel cells. The associated mount is unelaborated, consisting of a simple D-shaped perforated lug with a separate rivet projecting from the reverse. Two transverse perforated lugs project from the base of the mount, forming a box for th…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-A7850C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Roman copper alloy brooch, probably of Headstud type dating to the period c. AD 75 - 200. The head, pin and upper bow are missing. The bow commences in an old break and tapers along its length. It exhibits a series of opposed triangular cells filled with degraded enamel, small chunks of which are now black in colour. The junction between the foot and the lower bow is marked by a moulded double collar above a stepped D-sectioned foot. The catchplate projects from the reverse of the bow, terminating in an old break.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-36D4C2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy bow and fantail brooch of Roman date, dating form about AD50 - 150. The head of this brooch is comprised of rectangular wings; the reverse is tubular and acts as an integral double lug hinge mechanism through which an axis bar remains. Projecting above the wings is an integral circular headloop. From the centre of the head a D-sectioned upper bow extends into a circular ring and dot style panel with two short knop projections extending, one to each side. A triangular lower bow extends from the bottom edge of the circular panel. The junction between the two…
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'TS1', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-23E949
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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A Roman copper alloy umbonate brooch. The brooch is circular, domed, and has a single rounded lug extending from the surviving perimeter. The lug is decorated with an enamelled ring. The domed surface is decorated with two bands of inward pointing triangular cells set with enamel. The cells alternate with red and blue enamel. A catchplate is located on the reverse of the lug.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E7F00B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete, and broken Post Medieval cast copper alloy flat-sectioned double-looped framed buckle. The buckle is decorated with beige-yellow and white enamel and moulded scrollwork decoration in the form of 'S' shaped swirls on the front side of the buckle only, dating to AD1650-1680. The buckle has a widened central bar. A similar buckle can be found in record WMID-F62640 This buckle with these colours, beige-yellow and white are very typical of an example of the so-called 'Stuart enamelling' of the mid to late 17th century, as are the way they are used in a repeated pattern. In a…
Created on: Monday 11th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waddesdon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-A55BFB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy plate brooch. A symmetrical continental plate brooch with zoomorphic decoration dating to the 1st to 2nd Century AD . There are faint traces of red enamel remaining. The brooch is cruciform in shape with a large central sub- circular plate. The plate is framed by a raised reserve of metal along both edges, creating a recess for enamel and has a central circular aperture.There are two opposing zoomorphic heads with recesses in the eyes and two opposing two circular projections also recessed for enamel.At the rear of the brooch behind the opposing zoomor…
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Launceston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-165D18
Object type: HANGING BOWL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Hanging Bowl Escutcheon of Early-Medieval date (AD 550-700). The object is ovate in shape the portions of the outer raised border and the upper portion of the mount are missing due to old and abraded breaks. The upper surface is decorated with a raised central spatulate boss, within which is an ovate cell filled with red enamel. Around the boss is a beaded inner border. Between the inner and outer borders is a raised linear pattern composed of four raised circumferential lines, the two inner being beaded. This pattern has a repeating group of three transverse…
Created on: Friday 1st June 2018
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-E75A75
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
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Roman copper alloy mount, length: 17 mm, width: 13 mm, thickness: 4 mm, weight: 1.47 g. The object is oval in form and sub rectangular in cross section. It has a raised lip running around its edge on both faces which are both on the same slightly angled alignment. One face has small patches of red enamel. The function of this object is unknown but several have been found at sites with a religious nature which may be significant. See LEIC-F0418E LEIC-F00557 LEIC-340BFE
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-D5DCD9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leeds
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An incomplete, copper alloy Roman brooch of the knee brooch type, dating from about AD 150 - 250. It has a semi-circular head plate decorated with a curved band of orange enamel round the outer edge, and possible pale green enamel on the rest of the plate. Behind the head are two incomplete loops to hold the sping, which is missing. The bow is faceted and quite sturdy. The catchplate is incomplete but vertical. The brooch is 43.9mm long, 25mm wide and 26.4mm thick. It weighs 16.56gm. Compare NLM-1CBEFC and LANCUM-DA511C which cites Bayley and Butcher (2004, 179) who note that after a …
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-D02D1A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Roman headstud brooch dating from AD 75 - 200. Only the head of the brooch survives. It has the remains of an integral cast headloop, rectangular wings that hide a tubular housing for a copper alloy axis bar, and the remains of an iron pin. The front of the wings are decorated with two vertical ridges on each wing. There is an integral cast headstud which is oval with a ring shaped cell for enamel, the colour of which is indistinct. The upper bow has a rectangular recess along the centre filled with squares of alternately coloured enamel. Only two squares sur…
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-8184F2
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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An almost complete, modern, copper alloy, discoidal plate badge, from the early 1930's. Around the circumference on the front are the raised words, 'BOBBY BEAR CLUB. DAILY HERALD', which are surrounded by red enamelling. In the centre circle is the 'golden' profile (left facing) of the head and shoulders of a 'teddy bear'. On the reverse is a small, soldered tube, which would have held the pin, opposite a soldered on hook. The pin is missing. In small, raised letters on the back is the makers mark, 'RODEN LONDON'. Dimensions: Diameter: 25 mm, Thickness: 1 mm. Weight: 7.17 gm.
Created on: Friday 25th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-700236
Object type: RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete Roman (AD 50-150) copper alloy T-shaped (developed) brooch with hinge mechanism, missing the pin and inlaid enamel decoration. One wing is bent and thinner than the other. The tubular wingspan is 22.0mm. The bent wing is a little damaged at the end (with traces of a white-coloured substance inside), the other end is flanked by a pair of transverse ribs to the front. To the reverse is a slot for the missing pin.The bow (8.9mm wide) extends from the top and front of the wings. It is concave to the reverse with moulded deocration to the front. This takes the form of a raised…
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-5564C8
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy harness pendant. Cast quatrefoil plate with a triangular spur between each pair of lobes, and with an oval drilled suspension loop at right angles to its display plane. The pendant bears a rectangular central field of dull red enamel occupied by a leopard or lion walking left and looking back towards its tail; it is uncertain whether the margins outside the plate were coloured in contrast, though pale tan coloured material remains in one quarter. Suggested date: Late Medieval, 1340-1450. Height: 32.5mm, Width: 21.8mm, Thickness (clear of loop): 1.5mm, Weight: 3.77gms
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-55583E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Decorated copper alloy buckle plate consisting of a sheet of metal folded over with a notch to accommodate the frame and pin of a buckle. The buckle plate is square, with four rivet holes in each corner, with three of the rivets still present: two still in their holes and one loose. The rivets have domed heads and sharply pointed shanks bent over into a hook at the sharp end to fasten the front and back faces of the buckle plate together. A fragment of the the leather strap onto which the buckle plate was fastened also survives. The front face of the buckle plate is slightly domed with…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
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Record ID: OXON-4366C2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman hinge-headed Hod Hill varient brooch dating to the early second century AD. The head of the brooch is formed of a tubular hinge which is rolled over with the pin missing. The bow is flat and is in the form of a lozenge with a raised pellet in the centre which still contains traces of a red enamel, now orange in colour. The surrounding lozengiform field has faint traces of blue enamel. The lower section of the bow fans out in a triangular shape and has moulded decoration in the form of a horizontal bar and then below on the foot, a worn moulded salt…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-42C72C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Roman copper alloy headstud brooch, dating to AD 75-200. The brooch is almost complete, missing only its pin. The head of the brooch survives to a width of 15.7mm, this has a transversely concave reverse, with a central perforated lug holding a copper alloy axis bar in situ; although this is likely broken and may have originally curved around to form a headloop. A sprung pin mechanism is also retained, with 5 of an original 6 coils surviving, and with the cord looping around over the top of the head, held in place by a small lug projecting from the head, curving slightly…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: BERK-41A408
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Roman trumpet derivitive brooch dating to circa AD 75-175, missing its spring and pin. The brooch has a semi-circular head complete with an infilled circular lug. The reverse head is missing the spring but retains the fill in the pin holes. The head then narrows to form the bow which is decorated with two incised retangular boxes which may have been filled with orange and black enamel followed by a raised point. Below this the bow flattens into a large intact roughly triangular catchplate. The brooch terminates with a thin flared foot with a indented collar a…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-409F11
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
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An incomplete copper-alloy enamelled Roman Dragonesque brooch dating from AD 75 - 50 - 175. Only the central body survives. The brooch is largely S-shaped, with a lozenge body that narrows and curves at the ends. A small spur protrudes from the widest section of the body on one side; this would have originally been where the chin of the beast's head connected, the neck forming the loop where the pin attached, and the closed loop being an extra precaution against losing the pin. The pin nad the zoomorphic head terminals are missing. The front surface of the body is decorated with alte…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C49653
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
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A worn and incomplete copper alloy Roman zoomorphic bird plate brooch dating to c. 150-200AD. Description: The brooch consists of a large circular plate with projecting head and opposed slightly fanned tail. The heads and tails conceal the brooches conceals the catch plate and pin loop. The upper plate and the eyes of the bird have cast and finished champlev√© cellwork. The eyes of the bird are missing their settings, likely enamel or possibly cut glass. The cellwork on the body is formed by a wide crescent with the concave side aligned forward. The crescent cell has three triangular…
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9F9A2D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
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A copper alloy Roman brooch fragment; the enamelled constricting collar from the head loop of a brooch, probably a headstud brooch dating from AD 75 - 200. The collar is rectangular, but corroded so the edges are rounded. A double slot in the reverse allows the wire that forms the headloop of the brooch to pass through the collar, being constricted by it to form the neck below the head loop. The front of the collar is decorated with three lozenmge shaped cells of blue enamel, and flanking triangular red enamelling. Two short pieces of the copper alloy wire survive. The fragment is 13.2…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 26th May 2018
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