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Record ID: WILT-B4226C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman (AD c.100-c.200) probable equal-ended plate brooch with two non identical terminals, missing its pin. Overall, the brooch measures 38.5mm in length, 16.9mm wide and weighs 4.23 grams. A domed circular plate is located at the centre of the brooch, the front face is decoated with a raised zig zag horizontal ridge flanked by two horizontal ridges. the plate then tapers towards the two terminals (from 16.85mm to 5.25mm), about halfway from the centre of the circular plate are two further horizontal ridges. The terminal which has the two lugs to the reverse…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 10th February 2016
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Record ID: IOW-A4C38E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and corroded Roman copper-alloy and enamelled lozenge-shaped plate brooch (AD 100-200). At the front the bevelled edges form a border that creates a shallow cell for enamel. The base of the cell is flat and contains flecks of decayed enamel now coloured blue. The rear face has a circular recess with an annulet at the centre which may be related to lathe work. The single pin-lug is pierced for a hinged pin (now missing). The piercing contains a corroded iron axis bar. There is a stub of a catch-plate. This brooch is reddish brown. The base of the cell and the rear face ar…
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-0DE67B
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy rotary key of medieval date. The key comprises a hollow circular sectioned stem from one edge of which the bit projects. The opposite end has a triple banded circumferential collar, the central and being thicker than the two outer. Part of the upper band has been lost to an old worn break. The bow has also been lost. The metal has a light brownish-green patina and is worn. The stem of the key is 71.4mm long, 12.8mm wide, 8.9mm thick. The bit is 24.1mm long, 15.4mm wide, 7.7mm thick. The key weighs 40.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th February 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-0DBE88
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy dolphin brooch of Roman date. The head of the brooch is comprised of tubular wings which would have house the pin mechanism. The mechanism and pin no longer remain. An elongated D-sectioned bow extends centrally from the front of the wings, curving up steeply before turning back downward and tapering to a worn pointed terminal. The upper bow, just below the curve, is decorated with three rectangular recesses. The top and bottom recesses retain blue glass enamel and traces of a red enamel remain in the centre recess. The remains of a catchplate extends from th…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th February 2016
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Record ID: SUSS-FA3EF9
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: MODERN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A nearly complete cast copper-alloy Modern zoomorphic figurine of an owl in the style of a Greek or Roman figurine, probably 19th-20th century in date. The owl is formed of an oval sectioned head and a pyriform in plan and sub-triangular tapering body with an indication of clawed feet attaching the figurine to a small triangular straight-sided plinth. The owl is embellished by means of two incised ring-and-dot eyes; one of which retains a vivid bright blue enamel with both eyes retaining an orange encrustation possibly the remains of further enamel in those areas. The bird is facing ri…
Created on: Monday 1st February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
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Record ID: NMS-F39C0D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy Headstud brooch in distorted and abraded condition with much ferrous staining. The hinged pin, chain-loop, outer ends of the wings, most of the catchplate and all of the enamel inlay are missing. Mackreth 2011, Headstud 6. Length c.40mm. c.75 - c.120. Field BUR
Created on: Monday 1st February 2016
Last updated: Monday 1st February 2016
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Record ID: SF-8D67CA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn copper-alloy Roman dupondius of uncertain 1st-2nd century AD ruler, c.43-193 AD. Reverse is illegible.
Created on: Wednesday 27th January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 27th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newmarket', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8CFCEA
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy strap end of Medieval date. It comprises a central forked spacer with acorn shaped terminal knop separated from the starp end by a small transverse collar. On either face of the spacer are sheet coper-alloy plates that are rectangular in form, narrowing slightly towards the terminal end, and held together by a single central rivet at the base, and two separately cast rivets at each corner of the attachment end. On the front face of the object the plate has decoration comprising an incised circle containing five circular perforations arranged in a cross-shaped motif, the …
Created on: Wednesday 27th January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 27th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newmarket', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-8AD7BE
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy seal box lid. Cast rhomboid box lid with its sides crimped with a knop at each external angle, one being flattened to form a hook to engage as a hinged closure. The top of the lid is occupied by twenty five rhomboid cells retaining traces of enamel. This includes several contiguous cells filled with pale green material, mainly around the outer edges, and others with an orange tinted material. This may suggest a parti-coloured scheme, though as the green tint may derive from copper alloy and the orange from soil, the original scheme is uncertain. Suggested date: Early Roman…
Created on: Wednesday 27th January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 27th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scotter', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-7968B3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman umbonate brooch dating from AD 100 - 250. The edges are damaged, but the brooch has a central circular domed plate which is decorated with four square cells of blue enamel forming a cross saltire, with triangular cells (now empty between them). In the centre is a square area of copper alloy. This dome is surrounded by a ring of copper alloy, and beyond that, a groove. On the outside of the groove, the rest of the brooch is decorated with a ring of arch shaped cells (round tops towards the outside of the brooch) containing white or blue enamel. Only five survive, bu…
Created on: Tuesday 26th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 28th January 2016
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Record ID: WILT-63996E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy enamelled Roman disc brooch dating to the period c. AD 80 - 250. The brooch measures 19.95mm in diameter, 5.8mm thick (including catchplate or lug) and weighs 3.21 grams. The brooch is flat and decorated with a six-pointed with each end terminating in a rounded a knob,and around a single copper alloy pellet. The area inside the star contains red enamel, the remainder of the brooch contains blue enamel. A complete lug and catchplate are visible on the reverse, the iron sprung pin is incomplete. The curl of the catchplate is missing. Cf. Hattatt 2007 p.3…
Created on: Monday 25th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kimpton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-6382F6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman headstud brooch, dating from the late 1st to late 2nd/early 3rd century AD. The head of the brooch broadly takes the form of a trapezoidal prism, open on the underside, with the axis bar cylinder at the top. A fragment of the iron wire pin protrudes from a central slit in this cylinder, and corrosion at the ends of the head indicate that the axis bar is also of iron. A copper-alloy chain loop projects upwards from the otherwise flat upper surface of the head, whose vertical sides are also decorated by vertical ridges and interspersing grooves. The conc…
Created on: Monday 25th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Souldern', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-26FB6D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy enamelled Roman zoomorphic brooch in the form of a duck, AD 100-200. The duck form of the brooch is comprised of an oval plate with parallel lines along the length forming the back and wings of the bird. The wings are decorated with a blue enamel. There is also a trace of red enamel along the back between the wings. The brooch has a slender rounded neck with a long sweeping curved bill. Projecting from the tail is the remains of a broken loop. The underside of the brooch is plain and has the attachment point and the catch plate for the pin. Both are da…
Created on: Friday 22nd January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-23FABE
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy strap mount of Roman date (AD 43-410). The object is composed of a rectangular plate with two integral bent-over spikes on the reverse. The spikes each have a rectangular cross-section and are bent-over to leave a rectangular space. The face is decorated with five triangular cells which interlock and cover the entire face. Two of the cells retain blue enamel/glass. The metal is light green with some light brown patches and a pitted patina Length: 13.72mm; width: 5.86mm; thickness (including rivets): 6.51mm. Weight: 1.3g.
Created on: Friday 22nd January 2016
Last updated: Friday 22nd January 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-0FB733
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy toggle of late Iron Age date. The toggle comprises a bulbous central boss with three arms projecting out, two at opposing point and the third mid-way between. A worn break is present at the centre of the remaining side from which an integral loop for attachment may have extended. Each arm has a narrowed waist which expands to form circular terminals. Each terminal has a central circular depression within a wider recessed annulet and raised border. Traces of red enamel remain within each recess. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The object is 3…
Created on: Thursday 21st January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 27th January 2016
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Record ID: BERK-0F3211
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy dress fastener of post-medieval date. The fastener consists of the oval faceplate and radial tabs; the attachment loop is broken and missing. The plate of the dress fastener is now degraded but has moulded decoration, possibly depicting a face with outstretched wings below (a cupid maybe?) or other figurative depiction surrounded by the remains of black and white enamelling. The three attachement knops, located either side of the broken loop and one at the opposing end, are all incomplete. The bifuricated knops in the centre of each side of the plate ar…
Created on: Thursday 21st January 2016
Last updated: Friday 22nd January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-E4594D
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy plate brooch with a domed boss and hinged pin. Part of a pierced lug or loop above the pin lug, one side lug, the catchplate, the adjoining part of the dome and the lug missing. Mackreth 2011, British, Plate 6a, as pl. 108, no. 11577. The dome is adorned with two concentric rings of triangular cells inlaid with alternating blue and yellow enamel. Diameter (excluding lugs) 21.6mm. 2nd century Field L7
Created on: Tuesday 19th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th January 2016
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Record ID: LVPL-900EEF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy zoomorphic brooch, in the form of a duck, dating to the Roman period. Mackreth type OBJECT 4.a1. The brooch has a three dimensional neck and head and a hollow body. The top of the head is broken and the facial features either worn or missing. The hollow body has open wings each of which are damaged on the tips and enamelled panels on the wings representing feathers. Within the panels or cells are the remains of red and possibly green or blue enamel. The colours of the enamel have degraded and are currently 'rust red' and 'pea green'. The tail is rounded. The central cel…
Created on: Friday 15th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-8FFEF3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch. Cast round plate brooch, possibly Mackreth Type British Plate 3.a2, though the brooch may have been burnt or have otherwise lost significant features and is encrusted as a result; this encrustation retains tiny spots of silvery metal on the back close to the pin gear. A circular plate is trimmed at opposite sides to achieve an oval form, though a round central field betrays the original form. The central field is flat and filled with a dark tarry looking material, and is surrounded by an annular cell retaining similar traces: both areas may bear degraded or burnt e…
Created on: Friday 15th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 18th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-7C9048
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch (AD c.75-c.175), missing its pin and fragments from its catchplate and its head. Overall, the brooch measures 63.9mm long, 18.9mm wide and 27.6mm thick. It weighs 26.01g. The brooch is nearly identical to an example in Hattatt (1989, p. 327, Fig. 186, no. 1528). The head end of the bow is flared and has a broadly D-shaped cross-section. It tapers in width and thickness towards the centre of the bow. Behind the flared end projects a pierced lug through which the spring passes. From the top of the lug projects a broken rectangular rod, whi…
Created on: Thursday 14th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 1st February 2016
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