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    • Surface: Inlaid with enamel

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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: WAW-3B3E73
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
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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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WILT-1668D1
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LIN-A79F8B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
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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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUR-8312D7
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A Medieval shield-shaped copper-alloy harness pendant displaying the arms of the de Bohun family, earls of Hereford and Essex. The arms are azure a bend argent cotised between six lions rampant, in red enamel.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 25th June 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BERK-816971
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn copper alloy strap fitting such as a harness or belt mount, dating to the medieval period. The mount has a very worn design on the front, possibly heraldic in nature and containing red and green enamel, but difficult to identify a design in its current condition. On the reverse of the mount is an integrally cast attachment spike, missing the tip but otherwise in good condition. This is probably an heraldic belt mount, dating from c. AD 1200-1400.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2015
Last updated: Monday 22nd June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bicester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-3F53D1
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large and elaborate button and loop fastener of probable Roman date. The fastener is incomplete, missing the loop from the end of the shank, which is set at 90 degrees to the main circular body. The front of the circular plate is decorated with an elaborate pattern, inalid with enamel in yellow and possibly red and blue, little of whch now survives. The pattern consists of an outer ring of rounded chevron cells, with most of the yellow enamel in the outer fields. The inner field of the fastener has a sub-lozenge-shaped central cell with yellow enamel, with four fleur-de-lys style fro…
Created on: Friday 19th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 19th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bicester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-043ECA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch. Cast discoid plate brooch, Mackreth type British Plate 2.c. A central annulus with sunken centre; though apt to retain enamel no colorant remains here. This is surrounded by a thirteen pointed star design, with the star forming a single cell filled with dull red enamel, with a slightly raised outer rim and a central dot reserved or uncoloured for each of its points. There is a trace of an outer rim at one point, otherwise this is lost. The back bears twin lugs and the stub of a sprung pin, and the stub of a catch plate opposite. Suggested date: Roman, 120-250. Dia…
Created on: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 18th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-F2FDC3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy and enamelled plate (disc) brooch (AD 80-250). The edges of the brooch are largely missing and prior to being damaged it would have had peripheral lugs. At the front, four swirling or curving arms form four teardrop/piriform cells. Two opposite cells contain fragments of decayed and discoloured enamel now coloured bluish green. The other two cells are empty. At the centre of the arms a small lozenge-shaped cell is also filled with decayed enamel of the same colour. The rear face is flat and has the remains of a perforated pin-lug and catch-plate. There…
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 18th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-82530E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy enamelled Roman openwork plate brooch dating to the period c. AD 140 - 180. The pin is missing. The brooch measures 49.59mm in length, 48.82mm in width, is 11.19mm thick and weighs 14.87g. The brooch exhibits a projecting boss in the centre. The edge of the boss forms a raised reserve surrounding a recess filled with degraded enamel, the original colour of which may have been green or yellow. The boss measures 7.47mm in diameter. Below this is a wider collar measuring 9.36mm in diameter. The shaft of the boss measures 3.93mm in diameter. The boss projects fr…
Created on: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanton St Quintin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-80ED9A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy buckle pin of Medieval date. The object can be classified as a 'disc-on-pin' buckle pin, Type B: Central recess type, Redmayne, FRG Datasheet 47 (forthcoming). The disc is decorated with fine grooves which radiate outwards from the central circular depression. This depression is infilled with fragments of olive green material, probably enamel. The depression measures 6.14mm in diameter. The remains of gilding are visible on some of the grooves and ridges. Projecting from one edge of the obeject is the tip of the buckle pin which measures 5.59mm in length and 3.43mm in w…
Created on: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 12th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Washingborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-8031EE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, copper alloy Roman brooch of the umbonate type, dating from AD100 - 250. It is circular and has a shallow domed central boss surrounded by a broad groove. The dome has a small central annulet, surrounded by concentric circles of small, narrow, enamelled triangles, those in the outer circle being slightly larger than those of the inner circle. Traces of red enamel remain in some of the inner triangles; arranged alternately with triangles of white enamel. The outer circle appears to be entirely white enamel. There is considerable edge damage and the rounded lobes which wer…
Created on: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 15th June 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-7F4243
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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An incomplete enamelled copper alloy heraldic horse harness pendant, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400). Around 75% of the pendant is present, with the suspension loop missing. The harness pendant is an elaborate quatrefoil shape. The front has been enamelled with both red and blue enamel. The front of the pendant has been divided into nine sections, with alternating colours. Red enamel is present at the centre and the corners, with blue enamel top, bottom, left and right. A four legged animal is present in the centre, with debased fleur de lis (lys) in the blue enamel sections…
Created on: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Malvern Hills Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-746742
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large copper alloy dolphin brooch of Roman date, AD 75-175. The object is almost complete and would have been a sprung example. The bow is comma-shaped in profile, D-shaped in section, and tapers to a pointed foot. The wings are semi-cylindrical. The bow rises from the top of the wings sweeping in an arc towards the foot. At the top of the head is an incomplete rearward facing hook which would have kept the spring in place. The ridge flattens but continues down the length of the centre of the brooch. Each side of the head is decorated with a raised 'eye' like protrusion with a slight…
Created on: Tuesday 9th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 12th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Torksey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-745A43
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy bow brooch of Bow-and-fantail type and of 1st to 2nd century AD date. Only a fragment of the bow and the leg is of characteristic triangular 'fantail' form survive. The surviving length is 26.59mm. The bow curves to one side, accentuated by the fact that one side has been damaged and is missing. Within the leg is a triangular panel containing a broken back scroll motif at the base with a chevron cell at its apex. These would have been infilled with enamel which is now missing. At the rear of the brooch the catchplate has been folded over and a fragment of pi…
Created on: Tuesday 9th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 12th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sturton by Stow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6FDA05
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy mount. Cast lozenge-shaped plate with an eight pointed star or estoile standing in low relief against a field of enamel with a plain rim. Each ray of the star bears a possibly rouletted pair of broken lines which may have conferred a coruscating effect when the metal was bright. Where visible, the enamel is now of a dull red tint, but here and elsewhere it has been darkened by treatment with oil The back of the plate is very slightly concave, which may relate to its setting. A central drilled hole of diameter 3.3mm presumably served to attach the mount. Suggested date: Med…
Created on: Tuesday 9th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kelstern', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-1B32C9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman plate brooch. The brooch would originally have been circular in plan, but part of the top end has been lost in antiquity. A series of punched arcs decorates the flat circumferential ring; inside this are two upward steps, the first of which is plain, the second having a shallow circular cell at the top, in which are traces of a blue enamel inset. On the reverse, the pin attachment and catchplate would originally have flanked a central hollow; now, only the catchplate remains, comprising a right-angled lug with rolled upper edge. Height: 20.1mm; width:…
Created on: Friday 5th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 1st July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lilley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-1A0D6E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy disc brooch. The flat-sectioned disc has shallow circular cell at its centre; this is surrounded by a ring-shaped setting in which are located six equally spaced, raised pellets. The outer ring retains much of its original blue enamel inset, whereas the central cell is largely empty, with possible traces of black surviving. A white metal coating has been applied to the raised areas of the brooch, including the plain outer rim. On the reverse, the hinge and catchplate each consist of a right-angled lug, the former having an iron-filled pin hole. Width: 19.7mm; hei…
Created on: Friday 5th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 1st July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-F5761C
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete Medieval copper-alloy and enamelled harness mount (c. 1200-c. 1400). This shield shaped mount is slightly convex at the front and flat at the rear. At the front, blue enamel at the top may be in the form of labels. There are patches of red enamel below. The rear face has a central integral mounting spike, circular in cross-section. This mount has a brown patina and the enamel is in poor condition. Height: 19.9mm; width: 14.0mm; thickness: 3.0mm; thickness including spike: 21.4mm. Weight: 5.27g.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Last updated: Friday 5th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-F24DB5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy harness mount dating to the Medieval period, c. 1250 to 1400. The object is shield shaped in plan with a flat cross section and with a very worn and corroded surface. The back of the object is flat and undecorated and while the stud is missing there is a small scar where it has broken off. The front of the object is decorated with three chevron designs, apparently in red enamel. Similar examples can be seen on the database: DUR-E2EB10, YORYM-3C6050 or WILT-F5E476. The mount is 34.5mm long, 27.8mm wide, 3.1mm thick and weighs 9.4 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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