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Record ID: BERK-C36AE5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy double 'looped' buckle of 17th century date. The bucle has a trapezoidal frame with two open segments, known as 'loops'. The outer edges of the frame are decorated with elaborate rounded, scrolled knops, the ends of the integral strap and pin bar are also scrolled and the inner frame pin rest is triangular; the frame itself is recessed and still contains traces of blue and white enamelling, set around further decorative scrolling and tendrils. This buckle is an example of the so-called 'Stuart enamelling' of the mid to late 17th century. In another recorde…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-31FC5F
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy unidentified object of unknown date in the form of a bird's head and beak forming a terminal. The head is three-dimensional and has recessed eyes filled with pale blue enamel. The bird's beak is moulded as two projecting curved spikes, the lower one damaged, forming an open beak. The neck of the bird is only two-dimensional and is sub-rectangular in plan with concave long edges. There are traces of incised zigzag lines perhaps representing feathers. At the base of the neck, is a projecting tab or tang, narrower than the neck. It is unclear whether this is complete or whe…
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 16th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-30574A
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast, copper alloy, strap slide of Roman date, AD 100 - 300. It is in the form of a circular disc with an integrally cast, rectangular loop on the reverse. The front of the disc is decorated with a moulded design of a square surrounding an annulet. Each corner of the square carries a single, diagonal groove. On each side of the square are a pair of sub-triangular mouldings, with convex sides, which meet at their narrowest angles leaving a V shaped space between them and the outer edge of the disc. There are traces of blue enamel in some of the triangles and in the ring of the annulet…
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: IOW-F7323A
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval copper-alloy and enamelled harness mount (c. 1200-c. 1400). This mount is shield-shaped with a straight top and sides tapering to a point at the base. The front is unclear due to corrosion. However there are flecks of blue enamel. The rear face is flat and plain with a central integral rivet which is burred-over at the end. The rivet is sub-circular in cross-section. This mount is corroded and purplish brown and there is no trace of gilding. Height: 16.6mm; width: 13.5mm; thickness: 2.0mm; thickness including rivet: 7.0mm. Weight: 3.34g.
Created on: Saturday 13th August 2016
Last updated: Saturday 13th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-DEACA5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy plate brooch of Roman date, probably from the second century. It has an openwork, crescentic plate, the sides of which curve downwards terminating in openwork comma shapes that are held together by a central oval projection with narrow neck and globular terminal knop. This arrangement creates the impression of a zoomorphic face such as that of a fox. The front face of the plate has recesses for enamel but none is surviving. The crescent is dived into quarters, with a lunate, two petal shape (like a two trumpet coil sharing one roundel, but flat) in relief in each of the…
Created on: Friday 12th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-A4DDFC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, copper alloy Roman brooch of Dragonesque type, dating from AD 75 - 175. The remaining portion consists of the central body. Both zoomorphic heads are missing. The body is decorated with enamelled cells. There are four central, pointed oval cells forming an X shape filled with pale blue enamel. A sub-triangular cell extends from the angle between each pair to the end of the body at each end, also filled with pale blue enamel. The rest of the field is filled with red enamel. The remaining portion of the brooch is 35.6mm long, 21.4mm wide and 4.9mm thick. 8.68g. Similar br…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
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Record ID: IOW-A346E9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy composite double-disc brooch (c. AD 100-c. 200). This brooch consists of two conjoined discs. About one half of one disc is missing due to breaks. Each disc has a central hole, 2.3mm in diameter and each disc is recessed to accommodate enamel or decorative material. However, none has survived. The rear face is flat and plain and has the remains of a catch-plate close to the edge of one of the discs. This brooch is corroded and drab green. The breaks are old and there is a fleck of iron staining on one side of the catch-plate. Length: 27.3mm; width: …
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-9EEB0D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent and incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch, a headstud variant dating to the second century AD. The brooch is worn and the lower section of the bow wand foot is bent back up towards the head of the brooch. The wings of the brooch contains the pin bar which appears to be within a solid casing; the hinged pin is now broken and missing. The outside of the wings is decorated with blue and red enamel, possibly in a linear design however the brooch is very worn and the decoration is hard to distinguish. AT the head of the bow of the brooch is an oval aperture, possibly intentionall…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-9D86F8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unusual copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch dating from AD 75 - 175. The trumpet head has a raied border with a sinuous upper margin forming a lip. The head is decorated with a swirl of enamel which now appears white, set into the copper alloy so it is flush with the surface of the metal. The head hides an integral loop on the reverse which holds the sheet copper alloy sleeve and the spring of ten turns. The pin and chord are missing. There is an acanthus button on the bow. This is more pronounced at the front, but it does continue right round the bow. It has a groove above and below …
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-9C469F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman 'headstud' brooch of late first to second century date. The brooch is missing most of the hinged pin, the catchplate and the head loop but is otherwise complete. The wings of the brooch have small lozenge-shaped cells which may have contained enamel, the bow of the brooch has a rounded stud near the top while a vertical recess down its length retains a small area of alternating enamels; the wear is too great to be able to confidently identify the colourings. The foot of the brooch terminates in a flat, rounded knop, collared between the base and th…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-9C09B3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman disc brooch with a flat and plain edge dating from the late first to mid-second century AD. The brooch is circular in plan and displays a six-pointed star or 'sunburst' pattern. The inside of the star retains a small amount of red enamel, while the outer field retains a small amount of black enamel. The reverse of the brooch is plain and undecorated and retains the double lugs for the spring and pin; part of the spring remains but the pin is broken and missing. Opposite the hinge lugs is the catchplate, of which only the securing lip is missing. An exact compa…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
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Record ID: WILT-8A5564
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy mount or stud of the Roman period. It is octofoil in shape, made up of eight petal shapes, each being a moulded champleve field filled with coloured enamel, red in the slightly longer petals, which project a little beyond the other four, which are in turn filled with white enamel. There is a small central circular champleve panel with red enamel. The head of the mount is 21.10x20.80mm and 2.84mm thick. The whole stud is 12.69mm in length. It weighs 6.58g. There has been some loss of surface within the enamelled cells. There is a shank at the centre of the …
Created on: Monday 8th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2016
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Record ID: WMID-873CB2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy trumpet brooch, of Roman date (circa AD75 to 175). The remains of the brooch consist of the head, bow, spring, axis bar and remains of the pin. The foot, catch plate and majority of the pin are missing. The brooch is an inverted 'L' shape in profile and the bow tapers from a flared head to a broken terminal. The head of the brooch is oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. At the reverse of the head the spring remains which consists of six coils, three sit either side of a pierced lug. The central horizontal axis bar is visible at either end of the sprin…
Created on: Monday 8th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-497BF4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman openwork disc brooch dating to the second century AD. The brooch is cirular in plan with four small, rectangular peripheral lugs spaced equidistantly around the rim. The brooch is has an openwork design of four kidney shaped voids each with a rounded tab projecting inwards. This openwork pattern creates an expanded armed cross in the solid frame. The centre of this cross pattern contains two raised concentric circles, the space created between likely to have been filled with red enamel; the void within the rest of the solid frame contains the remai…
Created on: Friday 5th August 2016
Last updated: Saturday 6th August 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-493045
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy and enamel early post-medieval (1650-1700) dress hook 'eye section' of Read's Class A, Type 2. The hook consists of an ovoid plate (decorated with moulded-relief and champlev√© enamel), a rectangular loop at one end (beyond the ribbed collar) and three attachment knops (two just below to either side and one opposite the rectangular loop). The decoration is in the form of two pairs of sub-ovals, one pair slightly larger (at the centre) than the other (beneath the rectangular loop). Each oval has a central raised copper alloy area while the cell around is filled with black…
Created on: Friday 5th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 22nd August 2016
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Record ID: KENT-331C53
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Roman enamelled disc brooch with chain loop, likely dating to the 2nd century AD. The brooch is made up of a circular plate with chain loop at the top of the plate, a riveted boss at the centre front of the plate and a hinged pin on the reverse. The boss is of cup form consisting of a champlev√© cell at the pinnacle, the body of the boss widening past the cell to a maximum of 7.32mm in diameter, and then thinning substantial before widening again as it reaches the plate, creating an hourglass shape. The cell at the top has a small trace of now dark green enamel. The pla…
Created on: Thursday 4th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 5th August 2016
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Record ID: KENT-1C9FBE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Post-Medieval cast copper alloy buckle. The fragment is from a buckle plate that is D-shaped or sub-oval in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. The front of the outside edge of the buckle frame is decorated with linear designs, including recessed linear areas, which curve round from the side to the outside edge of the frame and appear to contain enamel (white or yellow). The frame terminates on both sides in old breaks before it reaches the strap bar. The fragment is 27.1mm long, 5.7mm wide, 1.6mm thick and weighs 1.73 grams. A very similar double oval buckle w…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-1AB1EC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An enamelled copper alloy, Roman oval plate brooch dating from c. 100 - 200 AD. The brooch is divide into two zones by a reserved metal ridge concentric with the oval outer rim. The central field is empty with some small traces of a white substance. The outer band has a juxtaposed series of enamels with white, blue and red being present. The back has the sprung pin, missing the lower half with the remnant of the catch plate still in situ. There is evidence of silvering to the front of the brooch. See Roman Brooches in Britain - Justine Bayley & Sarina Butcher. P 134, 386 The surfa…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: LIN-0AF18B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular copper alloy mount or pendant. The pendant is circular had has a wide perimeter band decorated with a wavey gilded line. The perimeter band narrows to the base, though this appears to be through wear than ebing an original feature as the wavey line disappears at this point. The central panel has a gilded cross with three gilded lobes extending from each arm. The centre of the cross is recessed and contains red enamel. The background is also recessed and also contains red enamel. The reverse is undecorated and flat. Probably medieval.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th August 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-F49D2F
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy harness pendant dating to the Medieval period, c. 1300-1400. The pendant is shield shaped in plan view, with the remains of an integral suspension loop visible on its top edge. The body of this element survives, though the loop itself has broken away in post-depositional damage, which is also likely responsible for c. 30% of the pendant (localised to the 4th quarter of the arms) that is also missing. The original hanging mount which would have suspended the pendant from a harness is also missing. On the upper surface of the pendant the arms (decorated in…
Created on: Monday 1st August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
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