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Record ID: KENT-B0B8AD
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy Harness pendant of probable 1200-1400 date. The pendant is quaterfoil in plan with angular projections. It is a flat rectangular shape in cross section. A broken susspension projects from the top edge of the pendant. There is a sheild of arms in the center of the pendant that depicts a rasied cross creating four recessed pannels which appear to have been filled with enamel. A raised foliate design surrounds the sheild. The reverse of the pendant is undecorated. The pendant is 38.2mm long, 32.8mm wide, 2.5mm thick and weighs 11.3 grams. A very simialr example …
Created on: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
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Record ID: HAMP-9CC3D8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman (AD 100-200) copper alloy zoomorphic brooch with enamel decoration, consisting of the head, neck and front portion of the body only of a possible hippocampus. The break is old. As the tail-end of the animal is missing it is difficult to determine if it is a hippocampus (half-horse, half-fish) rather than a horse, but the presence of tiny and apparently complete fins below the front portion of the body suggest it might be part-fish. An additional fin projects from the base of the mane. The head is oval in shape with prominent open lips, a punched ring-and-dot eye and…
Created on: Monday 18th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buriton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-460F6E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch. Bow and fantail brooch, Mackreth type CD H 7.b3. A cast head formed by the expansion of the D section bow bears the stubs of a top loop and a cylindrical case behind retains an axis bar and the stub of a pin. The bow now appears plain, though worn and with a very marked curve, and widens below its mid point to form a triangular fantail plate. The plate is decorated with relief motifs of a lozenge from which depends an inverted pelta, with an additional downward curve between them; The ground behind these motifs is filled with dull red enamel. There is the stub of …
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 14th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-45663C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy and enamelled equal-ended hinged bow brooch (AD 100-200). The pin shaft is missing. This brooch has a lozenge-shaped bow which is moulded at the front and flat at the rear. It has a small projection/lobe/knop at each side. At the front a raised bevelled border forms a lozenge-shaped cell. There is an annulet at the centre forming a circular cell. The circular cell is filled with red enamel and the other cell has deposits of reddish buff material, probably decayed enamel. The head and foot are stepped rearwards. At the front the head and foot are simil…
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2015
Last updated: Saturday 16th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-32FCD5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy disc brooch of Roman date (AD 75-200). The brooch is sub-circular in profile and composed of a flat sheet of copper alloy. The outer edge has small, repeating lugs projecting in a regular repeating pattern around the circumference of the brooch but are now small and abraded due to either an old break or post depositional processes. The reverse retains a minor projection from the catchplate and upper loop for the pin. All missing aspects are so due to old breaks or post depositional processes. The decoration is integral and consists of a predominantly intact…
Created on: Wednesday 13th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 13th May 2015
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Record ID: IOW-26F0BA
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy and enamelled heraldic harness pendant (c. 1200-c. 1350). This harness pendant is shield-shaped with a straight top. The sides curve inwards to a point at the base. In the centre at the top an incomplete integral suspension loop is turned through 90º to the plane of the pendant. The front has flecks of red enamel. Three points at the top in blue enamel may be labels. Possibly due to wear, the suspension loop is incomplete. There is no trace of any surface treatment. The rear face is plain. Height: 31.9mm; width: 19.6mm; thickness: 2.8mm; thicknes…
Created on: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 14th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-1DB385
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy composite plate brooch. The brooch consists of a lozenge shaped head with a rectangular raised central plate. It has the remains of a moulded rectangular projection on one side and an irregular edge on the other side where the moulding has broken off. The head is triangular in section and is missing the suspension loop, here there are two triangular cells one inverted on top of the other that would have contained enamel. The central raised plate is rectangular in section and is decorated with the worn remains of five rectangular cells running down its centre that wou…
Created on: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 21st May 2015
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Record ID: HAMP-1CACE7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy flat enamelled disc brooch of Roman date (AD 80-250), missing the pin, part of the spring mechanism and much of the enamel. The brooch is flat (1.6mm thick) and circular in plan with a circumferential rim, a small section of which is bent out of shape. The surface is decorated with a raised six-pointed star, a large pellet at each point, around a single large pellet. The field between the star and the outer rim contains small patches of discoloured yellowish enamel, while the cell within the star contains patches of white as well as of red enamel. It is likel…
Created on: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Parham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-0A0DD2
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy harness pendant fragment. About half of a cast heraldic harness pendant formed as a heater shield shaped plate. Abraded, torn, bent and corroded, but still retaining traces of red (gules) and blue (azure) enamel on its display face. These tints most frequently occur together in renditions based on the Arms of England, whose frequent appearance is sometimes linked to English engagement in the Hundred Years War. Suggested date: Medieval, 1250-1350. Length: 29mm, Width: 24.2mm, Thickness: 2mm, Weight: 3.48gms.
Created on: Monday 11th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walkeringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-05DE4E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy and iron brooch. Cast plate brooch, cf. Mackreth type British Plate 6.e. A cast concavo-convex domed brooch with a lug at the top with paired U-shaped lugs behind it retaining the corroded end of an iron pin. The front has a broad rim and a rounded central boss at the apex of the dome. It is divided into twelve triangular cells retaining extensive enamel traces: from 12 O'clock these are yellow, [probably] white, mid blue, [probably] white, yellow, blue, [probably] white, yellow, [probably] white, blue and [probably] white. This design superimposes three-rayed figures of y…
Created on: Monday 11th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walkeringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-F43C8D
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval copper-alloy and enamelled heraldic harness pendant (c. 1200-c. 1350). This harness pendant is shield-shaped with a straight top. The sides curve inwards to a point at the base. In the centre at the top an integral suspension loop is turned through 90º to the plane of the pendant. The front is decorated with two lions passant guardant below three points (labels) each of which contain a pair of fleurs-de-lis (one above the other). The copper-alloy at the front has flecks of gilding with a red enamel background. There are also flecks of gilding on the rear face. A s…
Created on: Sunday 10th May 2015
Last updated: Sunday 10th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-A3FA77
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy brooch, probably a headstud brooch dating from AD 75 - 200. Only the lower bow and foot survive. The front is faceted, and part of the catchplate remains on the reverse. The foot is a pointed oval disc with a central circular cell filled with blue enamel on the underside. The brooch is 30mm long, 8mm wide and 10.4mm thick. 3.77g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 13th May 2015
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Record ID: WILT-9D27BD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy enamelled Roman plate brooch with an anthropomorphic design dating to the period c. AD 100 - 200. It measures 35.24mm in length, 31.72mm maximum width, 4.07mm minimum width, is 15.65mm thick (catchplate - moulded nose), 1.99mm minimum thickness and weighs 8.61g. The brooch consists of a central lozengiform plate with rounded corners. The plate is slightly convex and is surrounded by four circular lugs positioned one at each corner. The central plate measures 21.20mm in length and 18.10mm in width. The centre of the plate exhibits a moulded boss in the shape …
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 8th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingston Deverill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-899E0E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy enamelled Roman British plate brooch. It is lunate in shape (Mackreth's 'pelta' form). A small suspension loop extends from the apex and there are a further two knops at regular intervals around the outside edge and three recessed knops at each corner of the lower edge. The outer face is decorated with a band of recessed triangles around the edge, some containing traces of blue enamel; a line of rectangular recesses running longitudinally down the centre, some cointaining traces of red enamel; and a raised scrolled-tendril with leaf terminals and a dot at eit…
Created on: Tuesday 5th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 18th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carleton Rode', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-76DC4C
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Medieval harness pendant dating from about AD 1200 - 1400. It is lozenge shaped with a suspension loop at right angles to the plane of the pendant projecting from the apex. Part of the copper alloy axis bar survives through the loop. The face is decorated with a field of red enamel and a design which is now reserved, but would have been gilded or silvered. The motif is of a scrolling fleur de lis springing from the apex downwards. The stem is crossed with a bar and there are further indistinct motifs in the remaining spaces. The pendant is 36.5mm long, 25.7mm wide and 5m…
Created on: Monday 4th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th May 2015
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Record ID: SUR-74DED7
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper alloy button decorated with a central face of the sun with curving and radiating locks. The buckle has infilled with dark blue, light blue and white enamel. This is an example of so-called Stuart enamels which was commonly used to decorate a variety of small household items in the period c1640-1690. A workshop in London seems likely.
Created on: Monday 4th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 18th May 2015
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Record ID: SUR-73B9CC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn Roman copper-alloy Headstud brooch. The brooch is missing most of the integral loop and the tip of the hinged pin. On the bow and below the projecting stud is a band of recessed lozenges bordered by recessed triangles. The lozenges are infilled with blue enamel and the triangles with red. The rounded foot plate sits below three narrow collars.
Created on: Monday 4th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th May 2015
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Record ID: IOW-53E1E5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Roman copper-alloy and enamelled triangular bow brooch with a hinged head (AD 100-200). This fragment is a stepped triangular cell which contains flecks of blue enamel. There are portions of the hinged head and the lower part of the bow. The rear face is flat. The fragment has a green patina and iron staining at the head. The breaks are old. Height: 20.5mm; width: 14.0mm; thickness: 1.9mm. Weight: 1.89g. Brooches of this type are likely to be a development of the Hod Hill and have features in common with the equal ended types. A similar brooch from Colchester is mo…
Created on: Saturday 2nd May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 14th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-391922
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman head stud brooch (75-200 AD) made of copper alloy. The head loop is missing but the ridge on which the loop would have sat is present. The head is rectangular in cross section. Both wings are very worn. Both terminate in a flat face. One is shorter than the other but it is not clear whether this is due to damage. The shortest wing has a smooth face. The face of the longest wing features a small projecting point which may be the end of the pin bar. The bow is thick and rectangular in cross section. The head stud comprises two raised concentric circles which appear t…
Created on: Friday 1st May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 6th May 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-38E6DF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman Umbonate plate brooch (100-250 AD) made of copper alloy. This fragment comprises just over one quarter of the original disc plus one of the projecting lugs. The face of the brooch is highly decorated. There is a ridge running around the circumference of the brooch. Then working towards the centre, an incised band containing a brown/red material which may be enamel, followed by another, less prominent, raised band. Inside that the decoration is made up of a series of cells which resemble the petals of a flower arranged around a circle. The cells once contained enamel…
Created on: Friday 1st May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 6th May 2015
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