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    • Surface: Inlaid with enamel

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Record ID: ESS-40493B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy lozenge shaped heraldic mount, made from copper alloy sheet, of probably Medieval date (c. 1250 - 1350). The mount was likely a furniture or chest adornment, and is lozenge shaped with decoration on the surface. The design features a lozenge shaped field with three transverse bands of red enamel containing circles (some of which show evidence of gilding), under a green enamelled saltire. Further description of the design is hampered due to wear and damage, though there appears to be more decorative elements in each quarter of the shield. There are also four rivet holes…
Created on: Thursday 23rd March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Purleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-1698D8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy zoomorphic plate brooch dating to the second century AD. The brooch comprises a flat plate in the form of an eagle with wings folded and head bent, emphasising the curve of its beak. The talons are rendered as an L-shaped extension, which is extremely worn. They eye is picked out as an incised ring and dot. The upper surface of the plate is decorated with two parallel rows of cells, three crescental in form followed by a single triangular cell. These cells are filled with alternating degraded red and blue enamel. On the underside of the brooch are the remains of a semi-c…
Created on: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd March 2017
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Record ID: NMS-117E26
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two non-joining fragments of a C-sectioned or L-sectioned pendent loop or loops from a medieval copper alloy purse frame or frames, both with both ends broken, one near the terminal. The front faces are decorated with a row of niello-inlaid triple-line saltires. On one there two attachment holes in the rear, on the other one. Ward Perkins 1940, Type A1 or A2. Extant lengths 66 and 67mm. c.1450 - c.1500.
Created on: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st March 2017
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Record ID: NLM-AAFD2A
Object type: HANGING BOWL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy hanging bowl fragment. Cast circular mount or escutcheon with a wider [1.7mm] part of an otherwise unvaried border [of width 1.2mm] on one side where the hook has been lost. A pair of addorsed pelta-shaped figures, each with two sunken round cells of diameter 2.6mm which have a fifth round cell set centrally between them. Each round cell bears a millefiori slab of about eight alternating black-and-white rays, possibly defining tiny cruciform figures, with a red dot in the centre of each. The larger part of the field is filled with dull red enamel. The back is plain, though…
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton Ross', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A934AD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy umbonate brooch dating to the Roman period. The brooch is circular in plan and D-shaped in cross section with a convex front (concave to the rear). The outer edges of the plate have broken away and the hinge, pin and catchplate are missing. The brooch is decorated with two circles of triangular cells which are filled with enamel. The outer circle is filled with blue enamel while the inner circle has blue cells which alternate with red cells. Some of the cells are empty. In the centre of the object is a small circular cell filled with red enamel. The object h…
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wood Enderby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-95FEFD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy dragonesque brooch of Roman date, c.AD 75 - 175. The brooch is curvilinear in form resulting in a roughly S-shaped piece, one terminal of which has been lost to an old worn break. The surviving terminal is in the form of an ovate "dragon head" with a central ring and dot style decoration representing an eye. The upper and lower elements of the terminal, likely to represent ears and snout respectively, are lost to worn breaks. The body of the brooch is decorated with a single large central recessed annulet which retains traces of red enamel. The reverse is fla…
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: BERK-80C888
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but worn cast copper alloy finger ring of post medieval (16th to 17th century) date. The finger ring has a sub-lozenge-shaped bezel with an outer perimeter inscription in black enamel which is now illegible. In the centre of the bezel within a circular border there is a depiction of a skull in white enamel. Both shoulders are decorated with a flower and scroll motif with a chevron below. The hoop is D-shaped in cross-section, almost stirrup shaped, and is undecorated. Both upper and inner surfaces of the finger retains much of the original gilding. This is ring was probably …
Created on: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th March 2017
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Record ID: BERK-808C47
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch, dating to the second century AD. A semi-circular enamelled panel is all that remains of the brooch. This is the central element of the brooch. A small section of the lower bow is retained. The shaft extanding from the upper section of the enamelled panel is broken and missing, as are the two small side lugs at the base of the panel. The front of the panel is ornately decorated with a large ring and dot motif, with smaller examples either side. The surrounding field is filled with red enamel. The reverse of teh plate is plain and s…
Created on: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th March 2017
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Record ID: WILT-6941DE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy enamelled umbonate plate brooch dating to the Roman period (AD100 - 250). The pin, catchplate and part of the rim are missing. The item consists of the raised, convex central boss and about two thirds of the flat rim. The double lug, D shape, which would have held the pin, is present. The whole item is 27.30mm in width (not quite its original diameter), 7.60mm thick (the centre of the boss) and weighs 7.99g. The boss, circled by a channel, is 20mm in diameter. There is a small circular recess in the top centre. The rim is 4.99mm in depth, 1.45mm thick. …
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-4714EF
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy, shield-shaped medieval harness pendant, dating from c. 1200-1400.The face of the shield is decorated with a bird (possibly a peacock) going left. The wings and the tail display traces of well preserved red enamel, the body, head and legs traces of blue enamel and it's back and feathers on it's head apear to be green though much of the colour is missing. The background colour is no longer visible. There is a suspension mount in the centre of the upper edge of the shield, turned at 90 degrees to the plane of the main shield; The perforation in the suspension loop ho…
Created on: Saturday 11th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th March 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-17D2B1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman brooch of the dragonesque type, dating from AD 75 - 175. The body of the object, which is complete, is curvilinear forming an S-shaped zoomorphic plate. Each end of the object terminates with a zoomorphic head with a single raised globular "eye" in the centre. The head which joins to the body of the object with a D-shaped sectioned bar has a rounded up right ear and a pointed snout or beak. At the opposite end the head remains detached from the body and has a rounded up right ear and upturned curved snout (or beak). The body of the object is decorated…
Created on: Thursday 9th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kilburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-FCB1D5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An almost complete, but slightly corroded Roman copper-alloy umbonate plate brooch dating to the mid-second or third century AD. This brooch is circular in plan with a corroded outer edge. It is approximately hemispherical in section, possessing an almost conical central boss with a flat ring-and-dot motif at its apex. The sides of the boss are decorated with twelve triangular cells filled alternately with red and blue enamel. The central boss is surrounded by a circumferential ring-shaped cell, filled with a grey substance which may be degraded enamel. At one end of the brooch, there…
Created on: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-D995D2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete asymmetrical Roman plate brooch, dating to the period AD 100-250. It is incomplete insofar as the pin is missing, part of the catchplate has broken and one of the knops has partially broken off. The brooch measures 39.02mm in length and 24.74mm at maximum width. Behind the catchplate is a trefoil protrusion, a small central triangle with an oval area to either side: at the centre of each of this is a stamped ring-and-dot. Beyond are two curving ribs in a triangular fashion, a recessed lozenge shape between, 8.82mm in length and 9.34mm wide. This may have contained enamel…
Created on: Monday 6th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buriton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-57E8F9
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy zoomorphic plate brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 150-200 AD. The brooch takes the form of a three dimensional bird, with a stubby beak, rounded head and oval-sectioned neck that extends downwards into a broadly teardrop-shaped body. The body itself demonstrates a rounded upper face and internally domed underside that tapers towards the tail end of the object, where there is a small sub-circular projecting lug with a central circular aperture. The upper face of the brooch has been rendered extremely realistically through the addition of secondary de…
Created on: Tuesday 28th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lakenheath', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D71F11
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early Roman flat, enamelled disc brooch with sunburst motif. The brooch is flat, circular, and decorated with an outer band of triangular cells containing blue enamel. The apex of each inward pointing triangular cell terminates with a pellet of reserve metal. The recessed field beyond this also contains blue enamel. An inner circle of reserve metal is visible, but the recessed interior of this is now void of enamel. A lug containing the remains of a spring is visible on the reverse. The catchplate is incomplete.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th March 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D6A678
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative Polden Hill brooch with the spring, pin, rear part of wing-ends, part of pierced crest on bow, lower part of bow and all of the catchplate missing. A grooves runs down the sdies of the D-sectioned bow and a small boss lies above two rows of triangular cells. Two cells in both rows remain above the break. They are inlaid with (decayed) red enamel. Mackreth 2011, CD PH 8. Wingspan 15mm. Extant length 19.8mm. c.70 - c.150 AD.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
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Record ID: BERK-C3A9AA
Object type: RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy finger ring of Roman date. Only the oval bezel and a short length of the hoop survives; the bezel has four cells which would have contained enamel but are now empty. Second - third century in date.
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
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Record ID: WAW-AE6293
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (1st to 2nd century) Trumpet brooch: The bow head is oval with a perforated, vertical lug on the reverse. Protruding from the upper edge there is an incomplete, vertical lug which was probably a head plate. The spring and pin are missing. The bow leads from the centre of the head and is semi-circular in section. The upper portion of the bow is decorated with two, elongated vertical triangular cells, each has a trumpet brooch-shaped motif in each. The field around the motif is filled with red enamel. At the apex of the bow at the midpoint, there are three horizontal ribs above an…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th February 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BH-6DA2AA
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The lid of a copper-alloy seal box, dating to the second or third centuries AD. The lid is flat and circular in shape, with a flat, semi-circular extension at one end and a pierced semi-circular lug filled with iron corrosion products at the other, which is turned through 90 degrees. The upper surface of the lid is decorated with a series of three circumferential ribs, creating an outer ring, an inner ring and a central circular cell. Remnants of enamel are visible in the outer ring comprising alternating rectangular cells of blue and chequerboard motif. The chequerboard motif cells ha…
Created on: Friday 17th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IOW-59C06F
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy heraldic harness pendant (c. 1200-c. 1400). The pendant is shield-shaped with a straight top and a suspension loop at 90° to the plane of the pendant. The loop is incomplete, probably due to wear. At the front the design which includes red and blue enamel is unclear. Features at the top part of the design may be labels. This pendant is greenish brown. Length: 41.8mm; width: 25.7mm; thickness: 3.7mm; thickness including suspension loop: 5.4mm. Weight: 11.07g.
Created on: Thursday 16th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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