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    • Surface: Inlaid with enamel

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Record ID: IOW-C238D3
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy shield-shaped heraldic harness pendant (c. 1200-c. 1400). The pendant is of the 'heater' shield shape with a flat top and sides which curve steeply to a point. From the top edge a suspension loop protrudes centrally at 90° to the pendant; it is angled forwards in an oval pierced loop, now worn through. The front design is unclear due to corrosion. However, there is possibly a label of three points at the top. There are patches of decayed red enamel within the labels and elsewhere. The labels appear to be surrounded by blue enamel. The greenish met…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-AFA3E7
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy heraldic horse harness pendant, dating to c. AD 1200-1400. The pendant is shield shaped in plan, with a square top and tapering to a point at the bottom, and flat in cross section. A transverse attachment loop with a drilled circular perforation projects centrally from the top, this is rectangular in cross section, with its terminal being circular in profile and projecting slightly forward from the pendant itself. The pendant is emblazoned with gules three lions passant guardant, i.e. three lions within a field inlaid with red enamel. The lions were likely origi…
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: NLM-412CE7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch fragment. Cast bow and fantail brooch, Mackreth type TR 4.1b1. A mid bow disc and a narrow fantail foot with the stub of a catch plate behind it both retain enamel traces. These are a dull blue in the centre of the disc with a spot of red in an outer register. The fantail has traces of red enamel along its sides, probably the filling of triangular and rhomboid cells down its centre. The head and pin are lost; fiercely abraded. Suggested date: Early Roman, 100-200. Length: 30.5mm, Width: 13.1mm, Thickness (at disc): 2.9mm, Weight: 2.90gms
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: SOM-2E372A
Object type: CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval incomplete cast copper alloy and enamelled corpus from a crucifix. The corpus consists of the lower part of the body of Christ with the stomach, draped upper legs and most of the lower legs remaining and the rest of the body, head and feet missing to old breaks. The front is convex with a concave, hollow back and probbably originally a flat rim to attach to the cross, now slightly bent. The details on the corpus are moulded, with enamel in recessed cells and traces of gilding on the stomach and raised areas. Christ wears a moulded loin cloth, which is draped over the upper po…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bruton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2CD948
Object type: CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval enameled copper alloy mount from the terminal of an arm of a processual cross made in Limoge dating to c. AD 1150-1300 with an angel of St Matthew design. The mount is very worn with details of design and and gilding lost. The mount is T-shaped in plan and flat in section. The downstroke of the T is broader than the cross arms and would have run horizontally. The design is formed of unrecessed areas surrounded by recessed areas to hold enamel, any engraved detailing is lost. Around the outer edge of the front runs a recessed border containing extenmsive traces of white ename…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bruton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-29C849
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of composite copper alloy strap end. The front plate only of a composite sheet-metal strap end of uncertain type. The plate is rectangular with a scalloped upper end and a shallow point at the opposite end. It is flat and rectangular in cross section. There is a single, circular attachment hole set at the centre near the upper edge. The front of the plate is decorated with incised lines forming a cross pattee with a large flaring lower arm/base, also decorated with an incised line equal armed cross. Part if the area outside the lower part of the cross has been infilled with …
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-298FC7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy and enamel mount. A circular, domed mount. Convex at the front and holwed at the rear, the mount has a central circular attachment hole. The front is decorated with white enamelling in a recess with a metal reserve around. It is in the form of a pointed octofoil. the area outside the octofoil and tin a framing band around the central hole is a darker enamel. There are traces of gilding on the metal reserves between the enamellled areas, including on the framing band at the outer edge of the mount and around the central hole.Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1400 - 160…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: LIN-C407E3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy and enamel umbonate brooch dating to the Roman period (c. AD 100 - AD 250). The brooch is circular in plan with four projections extending from quarter points around the circumference: three rounded knops and the fourth being a suspension loop at the apex. Behind the loop are the remains of the hinge. Behind the bottom most knop are the remains of the catchplate. The pin is missing. The main body of the brooch is convex and decorated with an outer recessed border. Within this border, there are two concentric rings of triangular cells pointing towards a centra…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 10th August 2017
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Record ID: SOM-302EAC
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy heraldic horse harness pendant, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. The pendant is in the shape of a square topped shield, with either side meeting at a point at the bottom. The pendant is inlaid with blue enamel witha raised design of a lion rampant and a raised outer line thin border. The lion has traces of white metal coating so the design is: azure a lion rampant argent.From the middle of the top edge of the shield an attachment loop projects upwards with a broken circular transverse loop on the top of a short stem. The loop originally projected slightly fo…
Created on: Thursday 3rd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mudford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-1D6452
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper-alloy and enamelled mount (c. 1250-c. 1500). The mount is lozenge (diamond) shaped in plan and flat in profile, with a central circular aperture for a rivet, now missing. The rivet hole is surrounded by a design in the form of a raised eight-pointed star (or estoil) within a diamond shaped border, about 2.7mm wide, on the face of the plate. There are the remains of gilding around the hole and the recessed background areas between the star and the border have the remains of blue enamel within some of them. There is a buff patch on the rear face which may be decayed en…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-A05256
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval penannular brooch of Graham-Campbell (1991) Class 1, c. 400-700AD. Cast copper alloy, originally with enamel inlay. Round sectioned hoop, 3.2mm in diameter, now damaged by corrosion but with no trace of the transverse ribbing seen on other examples. The terminals are cuboid/rectangular in general form and measure 14.0mm long x 5.4mm wide x 4.3mm thick. They are set 22.0 mm out of plane with each other, a feature observed on other Class I penannular brooches (Calne, Wiltshire (Youngs 1995, 127-131); Porth Dafarch, Anglesey (Youngs, 1989, No. 15) suggesting that this was a…
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: CORN-9EC247
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy Roman brooch with just the lower part of the bow, the foot and part of the catchplate remaining. The front of the bow is decorated with diamond-shaped recesses in a linear chain which still hold the remains of red and blue enamel. There is a rivet hole at the foot, before it terminates to a point, which would have held an everted pedestal to complete the foot. This style of decoration on this thin and delicate bow and the everted foot suggests that it is part of an enamelled headstud brooch which dates from the 2nd century AD. Hattatt (2000) illustrates…
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Record ID: DENO-87B03D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Roman probable plate brooch, made from copper alloy. Overall, the fragment is roughly lozenge-shaped, consisting of a central oval plate with a broken projection at each end. Overall, the fragment measures 25.5mm long, 10.2mm wide and 2.2mm thick. It weighs 1.45g. It is decorated on only one side, with geometric shapes, including a triangular cell and a partial rectangualr cell inlaid with blue enamel. The fragment is flat with worn edges.
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-73B821
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy millefiori glass and champlevĂ© enamel basal disc from an Anglo-Saxon hanging bowl of Early-Medieval date, c. AD 500 - 700. The mount is circular with a slightly domed profile and a raised circumferential border to the upper surface. The upper surface is decorated with Iron Age (or 'Celtic) designs featuring elaborate curvilinear tendrils and triskele-style swirls enclosing an area of fine-line trumpet spiral designs. This is set around a central rectangular panel filled with millefiori-style enamel work in the form of an irregular chequer board of blue and …
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: WILT-4E6825
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy enameled headstud brooch dating to c AD 75-200. Only the lower part of the bow, the front facing foot and the catchplate survive. The front of the bow is divided into geometric patterns within a central column that holds some enamelling. 9.46mm is plain, either due to no enamel ever being present or because what had been there has since been lost. There are three further rectangular sections, measuring 4.25mm, 4.81mm and 6.04mm in length and have what appears to be red, white and red enamel again respectively. The foot is 6.38mm in diameter and compris…
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-4C1771
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy strap slide of Roman date, AD 50 - 150. The object is pointed ovate in plan with a slightly raised central circular boss within a circumferential recess. The boss is decorated with a central circular cell of blue enamel enclosed by a ring of red enamel. The reverse of the strap slide is flat with a concave depression behind the central boss. An integral rectangular attachment loop extends between the pointed ends. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The strap slide is 33.9mm long, 19mm wide, 4.1mm thick (14.7mm with loop) and weighs 14.6g. Similar e…
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: WILT-4A9BAD
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy hinged Roman strap fitting, dating to the period AD 200-300. What remains of the plate is openwork, with a triangular pattern, and measures 17.79mm in height and 38.41mm in width. The triangular perforation encapsulates a 'wheel', it is likely that there would have been one either side, mirroring what can be seen here, but the fitting is fragmentary. There are three rectangular grooves on the left, traversing the height of the fragment, broadly measuring 2.43mm length and width. Within these rectangles are evidence of what now resembles blue enamel, and eac…
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th July 2017
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Record ID: NMS-F70707
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete enamelled copper alloy Roman zoomorphic strap fitting of Boucher's (2008) Type C2 dating to the period c. AD 80 - 250. In the form of a boar facing right. The head exhibits features moulded in relief with one ear projecting slightly from the top of the head. The eye is recessed and inlaid with black enamel. The mouth is depicted by a transverse groove just below the snout with a moulded tusk projecting from the edge. A series of fine grooves across the head indicate the texture of bristles. The head is divided from the body by a line of punched annulets. The body exhibits a …
Created on: Friday 7th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2017
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Record ID: WREX-E60AB7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy dolphin brooch dating AD75-175. The spring is contained within a cylinder with a slot for the pin; the ends are closed. The head of the brooch rises up from the wings and tapers downwards the foot forming the bow of the object. The head is decorated with a pair of parallel grooves, around the ends of the wings. On either side of the head is a circular cell flanked by two triangular cells, all intended to carry enamel. The circular cells are now blank but the triangular ones contain pale blue enamel. The bow tapers and is broken. The pin and catchplate are mis…
Created on: Thursday 6th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-E28AA9
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy possible mount dating to the Early Medieval period (c.AD 720-850). The mount is in the shape of a flower with partial stalk and two leaves which are curved downwards. The mount is concave on the reverse with the remains of an integral lug or pin. The face was decorated with red enamel, since lost, and some gilding is also evident. The mount appears to have been part of a larger object, showing breaks at the base of the stalk and each leaf. The overall dimensions are as follows: 24.47mm in length, 17.23mm in width, 7.63mm in thickness and 3.68g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 6th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 13th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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