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Record ID: YORYM-5876E5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy bow and fantail brooch of Roman date, c.AD 50 - 150. The head of the brooch is comprised of rectangular wings the reverse of which acts as an integral double lug hinge mechanism through which an axis bar remains. A circular sectioned pin remains looped around the axis bar and an integral attachment loop projects centrally from the upper edge of the head. The front surface of the wings is decorated with two incised vertical lines creating a stepped effect at each tip. From the centre of the head a D-sectioned upper bow extends into a circular ring and dot style …
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Folkton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-5875C6
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy enamelled heraldic harness mount / stud of probable 14th-century date. The front of the mount is sub-triangular (shield-shaped) in plan and sub-rectangular in cross-section. The edges of the shield are slightly bevelled. The reverse of the shield has an integrally moulded spike, which is sub-rectangular in plan and cross section. This spike is broken and patinated suggesting damage in antiquity. The design on the front of the shield is incomplete due to the loss of much of the inlaid enamel and applied gilded surface. What remains comprises a chevron of red enamel wit…
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leominster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-57758F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure reference no. 2016 T978: a late medieval or early post-medieval gold finger ring. The ring is formed of a thick hoop, D-shaped in section and decorated with an ornate engraved exterior. Both perimeters of the hoop are defined by a thin band, between which is an inscription in lower case black-lettering, reading 'god hat(h) m(y) hert'. The letters of the inscription stand proud of the background. The background is decorated with intense, tight stippling. Separating the last and first words of the inscription is a small engraved diamond shape, followed by a motif resembling the …
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pinchbeck area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-559B73
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (13th to 14th centuries) buckle plate: A sub semi circular copper alloy buckle plate with a broad scalloped curved edge. The straight edge is narrowed and folded towards the reverse and has a rectangular slot in the centre. The outer face is decorated with a design similar to a windmill. At the slot there are three small concentric rings with two 'sails' extending from the centre of the rings. The sails are decorated with fine, transverse ribbing. Across the straight edge there is a notched line. All the decoration is in low-relief. The plate has three rivet holes which are eq…
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: WAW-54B266
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (13thto 14thcenturies) harness fitting: The copper alloy fitting has a lozenge shaped plaque which has an integral arm protruding from the lower corner. This arm has a wide, elongated trapezoidal block which has an off-set, narrowed circular sectioned arm. The terminal is squared-off and not broken. The trapezoidal block has traces of gilding on the four side faces. The lozenge plaque is decorated on both faces. One face has a flower which is composed six petals radiating around a circle. The petals and central circle are all flat and gilded, the field around the petals is fi…
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: GLO-549164
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~A copper-alloy mount inlaid with enamel and millefiori glass dating to the Roman period, c. 50-300. The item is a circular disc with two cells on the face consisting of a recessed circular central cell surrounded by an outer recessed ring, both of which are held within raised copper alloy borders. Inside the circular cell is a central millefiori square composted of a chequerboard of alternating white squares with a blue cross saltire and plain blue squares arranged over nine squares in three rows. At each corner is a square of blue enamel with red enamel positioned along the long edg…
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: NMS-545ACC
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy plate brooch, discoidal with eight projections around the edge, a central (empty) round cell within two annular cells (enamel within the inner appears dark green and within the outer dark blue). Mackreth 2011, British Plate 3.a4. Only two of the projections are complete. The spring held within a double lug is complete but the pin and the turned over part of the catchplate are missing. Diameter 27.5mm. c.150 - c.250.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: FAKL-19312B
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron Age strap fitting consisting of three linked 'petal bosses' each containing an annular setting surrounded by a deep groove. In the centre of each setting is a ring of what appears to white champlev√© enamel surrounding a circular setting containing pale green glass. Between the petal bosses is a 'muzzle' motif which expands from a 'plump' to a 'slender' form. Beneath the muzzle is a rectangular plate one edge of which is grooved. The face of this plate bears three circular marks which may have contained dark green enamel inlay. On the underside of the mount is a single, integrally…
Created on: Friday 2nd December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th December 2016
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Record ID: CORN-CBDE4A
Object type: STUD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy mount or stud, square in plan with projecting roundels in two corners and an integral shank, cylindrical in pofile and round in section, projecting 9 mm from the middle of the back of the mount. The two corners of the body of the mount which do not have roundels are chamfered and look as though there may have been roundels there which have broken off. The design on the front of the mount is a raised equal armed cross within a square frame around the edge with traces of a design within each quartile. There are patches of enamel within two of these recessed q…
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Saturday 3rd December 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5817F6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy plate brooch. The brooch is circular shaped with a knop on the left and right side. It is also dome shaped, bulging in the middle. There is some loss at the bottom section. The pattern of the brooch is a repeated 10-pointed star which starts in the centre, and repeats larger and closer to the border. There are 3 layers of the star pattern. There are traces of a red colour in the centre of the brooch and possible traces of black enamel on the pattern.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-57F552
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy disc brooch, possibly a Tutulus type. The brooch is circular shaped with a ring pattern around the edge. Most of the ring pattern has been broken, bent or missing. The body has a line across the centre, both sections have traces of blue enamel on the surface.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
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Record ID: SF-DEDE5D
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy headstud type brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 75-125 AD. The brooch consists a flaring head which tapers into a strongly-curving bow which tapers to a prominently knopped foot demonstrating a transverse collar at its midpoint. The rearward facing hook and loop at the top of the brooch are still partially intact, though the pin mechanism itself and the catchplate have broken away in old damage. Towards the upper portion of the bow, a prominent circular projecting boss is visible, while below this, the remnants of sub-rectangular red enamel inserts…
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Bergholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-DD2978
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, c.AD 100 - 200. The brooch is circular in plan with a raised border and is decorated with a six-pointed star with rounded terminals to each point. The star is also set around a single raised pellet at its centre. The area between the star and the outside edge is filled with blue enamel while the area inside the star retains yellow enamel. The worn remains of a pin lug and catchplate can be seen at opposing points of the reverse which is otherwise flat and undecorated. The pin no longer remains. The metal has a mid-green patina and…
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
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Record ID: NLM-DCD617
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy medallion. Circular die stamped badge with a central shield-shaped panel with central cross, set against a finely vertically and horizontally lined ground, all within a circumferential legend: THE BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY. The field of the shield is in white enamel, the ground of the legend in red enamel, and the central cross is of a reddish hue though retaining no enamel. On the reverse appears: 42852 / A STEAD. A drawn wire suspension loop is brazed to the top of the badge. The Society received its Royal Charter in 1908. Suggested date: Modern, 1908-1939. Diameter: 24…
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 18th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-D9553A
Object type: STUD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy stud, dating AD43-410. The object is discoidal with a flat front and flat back. In the centre of the reverse side there is an integral rivet with a flat terminal. There is what appears to be an integral loop projecting from the edge of the stud face, however it is incomplete, leaving approximately half of the loop remaining. The face of the stud has a small concave section in the centre, outlined with a raised border. This is surrounded by a slightly deeper section which would have contained enamel. A small section of dark green enamelling remains, on …
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th November 2016
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Record ID: WAW-B788BE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman Polden Hill type brooch of flat wing ends type, (ADc. 80-120). The copper alloy brooch has wings which are semi-cylindrical, and terminate with perforated wing caps, both of which are incomplete. The wings are undecorated. At the upper edge of the wings and head there is an integral incomplete hook which would have held the chord in place. The axis bar, spring and pin are missing. The head is an angular hump in profile and is decorated with a vertical rectangular cell with traces of light blue enamel. The cell continues down the bow to the approximate mid point which has a moulde…
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: WAW-B74B1D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman Polden Hill type brooch (broken into two pieces) of flat wing ends type, (AD c. 80-120). The copper alloy brooch has wings which are semi-cylindrical, and terminate with perforated wing caps. The wings are undecorated. At the upper edge of the wings and head there is an integral incomplete hook which holds the chord in place. The iron axis bar has the iron spring coiled around it. The pin is missing. The head is an angular hump in profile and decorated with two pointed lentoids position to form a chevron. The upper portion of the bow is D- in section with the flat surface forming…
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: SF-B173B4
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy heraldic harness pendant dating to the Medieval period, c. 1300-1400. The pendant is shield-shaped in form, with a broken suspension loop angled at a perpendicular plane to the main body of the pendant protruding from its upper edge. The pendant is broadly plano-convex in section, with a flattened back and decorated upper surface, which originally would have been fully enamelled. The heraldry is now virtually unidentifiable due to the degree of surface erosion suffered by the object, but appears to have been chequy, azure and gules on an field of uncerta…
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Bergholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-9DA1D3
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but worn cast copper alloy horse harness pendant dating to the medieval period. The pendant has a lozenge-shaped body with a perpendicular suspension loop. The upper side of the pendant has a worn enamelled design possibly representing a feline (a lion?) stuck in a tree (see Ashley 2002:17 nos.152-153 for similar). The animal is depicted with its head turned to the viewer, with its front and hind legs and long tail hanging down as it rests suspended in the burghs of a tree; three branches can be seen above the animal and the trunk behind and below the animal. The animal is …
Created on: Monday 14th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: BERK-9D1132
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Limoges religious mount of medieval date. The mount is one of four decorative iconographic plates that would have been attached to the terminals of an altar or processional cross, in this case to the right arm. The mount is formed from a single sub-rectangular sheet of copper alloy, T-shaped in plan with the longest side (or head of the 'T') being on the right. Four rivet holes located at each corner would have held rivets to secure the mount to the cross. The front of the plate is decorated with an evangelical anthropological design, hard to distinguish in this conditi…
Created on: Monday 14th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th November 2016
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