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Record ID: NMS-D96673
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Roman enamelled copper-alloy disc brooch. The disc is divided into 3 concentric circular cells; the outer two contain remains of red enamel. The central cell is empty. Reverse with double pin lug broken across the perforations, stump of catchplate. Diameter 23mm. 1mm thick. 2nd century.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BE1166
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A flat, circular annular Medieval brooch, 20.0mm in diameter, with a frame 4.7mm wide and 1.1mm thick. Mounted on the frame originally were eight collets containing white paste or enamel, of which six now remain. The collets are thin and cylindrical (2.2mm diameter) with a flat basal collar in the form of a six-petalled flower at the frame. The pin remains in place, is flat in profile and is curled around a constriction in the frame. Circa 13th to 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-9A9C68
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
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Early Roman copper alloy strap-mounted skirted terret ring fragment. This has a sub-circular loop that has a slightly narrow upper edge (4mm diameter) and slightly expanded sides (6mm diameter). The front and back faces of the loop are slightly flattened and decorated with a series of alternating recessed crescent lines creating a broken wavy line which is interspersed with occasional randomly positioned recessed dots. Trace of blue enamel is still present in some of the recessed crescents and dots. On the bottom of the loop is a recessed sub-rectangular section with rounded terminal…
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-5A7266
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete copper alloy and enamel heraldic horse harness pendant dating to the 13th or 14th century AD. The pendant is shield-shaped in plan with a suspension loop set perpendicular to the shield. The front of the shield bears an heraldic device, which can be described as barry of twelve or and sable an orle of six martlets gules. This is likely to be a slight variation (in the tinctures) of the arms of the de Valence family as the Earls of Pembroke; barry of twelve argent and azure an orle of six martlets gules. The British Museum holds a similar pendant but displaying the correctly …
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: LIN-574DCD
Object type: HANGING BOWL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete enamelled copper alloy hook-escutcheon from an Early Medieval hanging bowl. The escutcheon has an incomplete oval body, which is slightly dome, and is broken at the lower tip. The body of the escutcheon is decorated with a conjoined pair of swirls in reserve metal set on a recessed and enamelled background. The enamel is brown in colour but may originally have been red. Further motifs in reserve metal are seen below the swirls. but these are too worn to describe. A sub-oval boss is located at the top of the escutcheon, and the remains of a hook extends a very short way at…
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
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Record ID: LIN-57224B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy enamelled finger ring. The bezel is oval and contains a convex central circle containing the remains of red enamel. The hoop is incomplete.
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
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Record ID: SUR-2B9674
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy fragment of a Roman brooch, 48.7mm in length, comprising the foot, catchplate and portion of the bow. The catchplate is openwork; the bow is undecorated, has a flattened oval cross sectional profile and is 3.9mm in width. Circa 1st century AD.
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Sunday 11th November 2018
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Record ID: SUR-2B08F5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy Roman enamelled oval plate brooch, 26.8mm in length, with a plain moulded outer border and an inner ridged border which divides the field into two portions. The outer part has traces of blue enamel, the central or inner part has lost all its enamel. The reverse is flat with traces of a single pin lug in line with a catchplate. As Hattatt (2000), p364, number 1207. Circa 2nd-3rd century AD.
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: SUR-167B51
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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A fragment of a large Roman enameled copper alloy brooch, 38.5mm in length and probably of trumpet derived type. The fragment consists of the foot and part of the bow, with a portion of the catchplate on the reverse. The front is decorated with concentric moulded circles in a roundel on the bow, with a flaring fantail type foot decorated with a pair of moulded spirals around a cup-shaped form. There are extensive traces of enamal between the deeply moulded ridges of the decoration and a white metal coating to their top edges. The reverse is plain, with the stub of a footplate and a sin…
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C7170B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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A cast Roman circular flat disc brooch, dating to the 2nd Century AD. The brooch is 22 mm diameter and is enamalled green. There is a Triskele decoration consisting of 3 ridged scrolls which join in the centre. The pin is missing but there are remains of springs at the top of the brooch. Remains of a catchplate are at the base.
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-C29529
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
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Roman (c. 80 to c. 280) Trumpet brooch, flat plate derivative: The bow head is sub-oval with a trace of a head loop on the upper edge. On the reverse of the head there is a perforated, vertical lug on either side. The spring, axis bar and pin are missing. The bow leads from the centre of the circular disc head and tapers slightly before it comes a circular disc plate. The disc has a broken lower edge. It is decorated with a high relief dot and annulet, which is surrounded by 11 high-relief pellets within a plain border. Around the pellets there are traces of shiny blue enamel. The br…
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-9C0A91
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Copper alloy shield shaped horse harness pendant that has a projecting loop on the top for suspension. The artefact is heavily corroded although a clear central band is visible of blue enamel with a band of alternating low and high squares creating a castellated or embattled-counter embattled effect. There are traces of red enamel in the above field, but no further devices are visible. In the lower field no detail remains.
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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Record ID: LIN-8722F4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the bow and fantail type, dating from AD 50 - 150. Only the bow and fantail survive. The lower bow flares into a triangular fantail. The catch plate remains in place in the centre of the reverse, but the turnover is missing. The fantail is decorated with a three triangular cells with red enamel filling the field. Length: 19mm; Width: 11mm; thick: 4mm; Weight: 1.57g. A very similar brooch is illustrated in Mackreth, 2011,Brooches in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain, volume 2, plate 59, number 12154.
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
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Record ID: NLM-6E5CC4
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy plate brooch fragment. Cast concavo-convex circular plate brooch, Mackreth type British Plate 6a. The domed centre bears relicts of two concentric radial arrangements of triangular cells. All those cells now discernible, six in the outer order and two in the inner ring, bear cobalt blue enamel. A lug on one side is probably the seat for the pin; the corresponding opposed catch plate is lost, though a faint ridge leading to it remains on the back. Abraded. Suggested date: Early Roman, 75-200 Height: 22.6mm, Width: 18.3mm, Thickness (clear of pin gear): 1.1mm, Weight: 2.28gms
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-32B5C4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An complete, copper alloy, Roman hinged dolphin brooch dating to c. AD 75-150. The wings are cylindrical and tubular showing a small amount of wear damage at both ends. The decorated bow is arched and is comma shaped in profile. The decoration on the bow consistes of five reels between four slots. The bow tapers toward the foot and the lowermost reel shows evidence of a tiny amount of degraged enamelling of a dark green colour. The brooch shows evidence of traces of silvering. The reels are known as slots in Lincolnshire examples. Graham Dale has noted that this type of 'Slotted Dolphi…
Created on: Friday 26th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-1D7599
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete cast copper-alloy double loop trapezoidal buckle dating to the Post-Medieval period (c. AD 1620-1680). The buckle has pointed outer edges with ovoid knops on the corners of the frame and a lobed protrusion either end of the strap bar. The lobed protrusions, as well as the pointed outer edges, are decorated with scrolled decoration, and the frame with regularly spaced circular knops. There are patches of a white coating, possibly enamel, across the upper face of the frame. The tapering sub-rectangular shaped in looped around the strap bar is intact. The underside of the buckl…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: BH-1D56C6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete cast copper-alloy double loop trapezoidal buckle dating to the Post-Medieval period (c. AD 1620-1680). The buckle has pointed outer edges with ovoid knops on the corners of the frame and a lobed protrusion either end of the strap bar. The lobed protrusions, as well as the pointed outer edges, have cast scrolled decoration. The upper surface of the frame is further decorated with several regularly spaced circular knops and patches of red, white and blue enamel. The tapering sub-rectangular shaped pin looped around the strap bar is intact. The underside of the buckle is plain …
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: WAW-EFBD42
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
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Roman (AD c. 43-400) cast copper-alloy stud or mount: The stud has a flat circular head which is decorated on the outer face. The decoration has a solid border within which there is a circular of eight triangular cells pointing to a central circular cell. This leaves the field forming a high-relief eight-pointed star. The cells all have traces of red enamel. On the reverse there is a trace of a central stud. The surface of the stud has an abraded surface with a mid green-grey patina. It measures 25.17mm diameter 4.6mm thick across the centre and weighs 7.15g Similar studs have been …
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: BERK-EF62C2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy umbonate disc brooch of Roman date, c.AD 100 - 250. The brooch is circular with a worn brake to one edge and two projections extending at opposite points. One projection houses a double lugged hinge for the pin to the reverse, the other, the catchplate. A short length of circular sectioned pin survives, the rest having been lost to a worn break. The main body of the brooch is domed and is decorated with two concentric rings of triangular cells pointing towards a central ring and dot motif. Traces of red and blue glass enamel survives within some of the cells…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: WILT-DD2E87
Object type: PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
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An Iron Age to Early Roman enamelled copper alloy possible pin or stud, probably datng to c. 100 BC - AD 100. The pinhead is hemispherical, with a concave opening at the top filled with red enamel, and with incised radiating groves around the mouth of the opening. From the base of the head projects a short circular-sectioned shaft, which, although unclear due to corrosion, appears to survive to its orignal length. Dimensions: Height 16.8mm; diameter 20.0mm; weight 10.54g. cf. LVPL-F5BF41, NLM624 for similar examples on this database. The former record cites excavated examples from D…
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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