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Record ID: NMS-261053
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Broken, bent and corroded Medieval Limoges-style enamelled copper alloy buckle. Oval frame with broad angled outside edge with traces of foliate decoration reserved on an originally enamelled field, decayed traces of which remain. The narrowed, offset bar is broken and bent, pin missing. Length 16mm. Width 22.5mm. Probably manufactured at Limoges, cf. a buckle with similar frame from Aylsham, Norfolk (NMS-A1AA21) and Fingerlin no.15 (Kat.no.389) and Enamels of Limoges 1100-1350 (New York 1996) 287, no.91. Early 13th century. (Finder's number AD 551)
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-22D4FD
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval copper alloy rectangular buckle frame with narrowed and deeply recessed central bar and with iron wire, much of which has been lost, inlaid within longitudinal and transverse grooves on the edges. The distinct form, with its deep rabbets on the edges and its curved longitudinal profile, is a familiar one. There are many examples on this database (e.g. WMID-7512F4, SOM-EEC700 and SF-E70664). On this present example there are four rebates on both edges. Both ends of the bar are grooved where they project from the sides. Length 26.5mm. Width 36.5mm. An example from London, also…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-FAD327
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Incomplete post-medieval sword belt hanger, half of an elaborate cast plate with extant flaring terminal with double-concave notch in end, curved swelling flanking notch at broken mid-point, decorated with worn counter-relief foliate decoration pierced by one surviving rivet-hole, and one surviving suspension-loop (containing loop from broken pendant leaf) projects from the lower edge. Traces of black lacquer on face. Extant length 29mm. Extant height at loop 29.5mm. Cf. NMS-975580 and a more elaborate version of broadly related form in Read (2001), fig.26, no.373. Late 16th-17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-F9CEFE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval gilt copper alloy spur buckle with oval frame (broken across sides, two joining parts) and rectangular integral plate and elongated projection. Frame with broad straight outside edge that projects beyond sides, plate with pin hole and two rivet-holes, both with copper alloy rivets, plate with flanking cusps at springing of projection. The narrow D-sectioned projection has a pair of opposed cusps before the pierced terminal with projecting lobe and separate copper alloy rivet. Width of frame 22mm. Length 64mm. Form comparable with that of Whitehead 2003 no.205. 13th-14th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-F92F22
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete medieval gilt copper alloy cruciform harness mount for the suspension of a pendant, much of the loops missing from the suspension arm where broken across the vertical slot for the pendant. Three short triangular sectioned arms end in lobed terminals next to rivet holes, the upper one with dome-headed copper alloy rivet (length 10mm). On each of the three a rectangular-sectioned rectangular panel is decorated with engraved oblique cross-hatching and the same decoration is present on a larger central panel. Cf. Griffiths in Clark 1995, 69, no. 75. Width 46mm. Extant height 35m…
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-6671C6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Worn and incomplete medieval gilt copper alloy buckle plate, rectangular, broken where folded widthways with pin slot and recessed for frame, back part missing, face with engraved bordering lines, plate pierced by five rivet-holes, the central one retains a copper alloy rivet with flattened globular head. Extant length 29mm. Width 28mm. Late 12th-13th century.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-525FB5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
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Pitted and corroded fragment of a Roman or possibly Late Iron Age copper alloy Colchester Derivative or Colchester brooch, the lower part of a bow of flattened D-shaped section, face with a broad median groove between two obliquely knrled ribs, tapering to a broken foot. Slight stump of missing catchplate. Extant length 37mm. Width and thickness at break 7 and 3.5mm. c.20 - c.80 AD.
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EA924C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval gilt sheet copper alloy rectangular buckle plate, with a pin slot, frame recesses, two convex-headed rivets (one with a square rove), decorated with contour lines of finely executed interrupted rocker-arm engraving giving the appearance of tiny addorsed triangles, enclosing an inner engraved rectangular frame around the rivet heads. Length 13.2m. Width 20.3mm. The rear part is narrower (14.6mm) and its inside edge has been lost. 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-2DD7DD
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Medieval copper alloy enamelled heraldic horse harness pendant, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. In plan the pendant takes the form of a square topped shield, with a transverse attachment loop projecting from the centre of the top edge. The front of the pendant is inlaid with enamel, although it has been mostly lost and is discoloured to a dark green-black where it survives. Against this uncertain field are two silver (argent) bars, surmounted by three uncertain charges, also silver. The reverse is plain. Traces of iron corrosion survive in the perforation of the attachment loop. …
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-2D660E
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A medieval (1200-1400) copper alloy - and originally gilt or silvered and enamelled - horse harness pendant and pendant suspension mount, now corroded together. Almost all original patina on both pieces is missing but a few sparkly specks of perhaps gilding or silvering are apparent on both. Traces of blue and red enamel are visible on the pendant. The suspension mount has a D-shaped plate 11.2mm wide x 14.1mm long, with two arms projecting from the straight edge. These are D-shaped in profile with a central perforation (2.6mm diameter) which holds a short in situ axis bar. Orange corr…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binsted', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-861CD5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Three medieval sheet copper alloy buckle plates, all with a pin slot and frame recesses, 13th - 14th century: - D-shaped with slight lateral projections next to the frame recesses, and three rivet holes, two containing cylindrical headed rivets. The front face is worn but engraved contour lines are visible. The incomplete rear part is narrower. Length 32mm. Width 34mm. - rectangular with two rivets near the inside edge. The front and rear parts are of the same size: length 32.3mm and width 22mm. - very short, rectangular, front part only, two rivet holes, gilt with contour lines. Le…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-5D0B55
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Corroded fragment of medieval gilt copper alloy oval buckle frame, offset narrowed bar missing, with decoration in relief on the sides and outside edge comprising the remains of two confronted wyverns or birds, with a small fleur-de-lis or trefoil between them. Similar to a larger example from Outwell, Norfolk (Ashley 2015, fig.18.7, no.39). Length 13mm. Width 19mm. Later 12th- early 13th century.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E1357D
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very worn and corroded medieval gilt copper alloy horse harness pendant, traces of gilding present immediately below the suspension loop, shield-shaped with a checky arrangement of rectangular cells of blue enamel, now standing proud of the worn and decayed surface, most of the surface treatment of the metal is missing. Blazon: Checky Or and Azure]. Probably for WARENNE, Earls of Surrey. Length/height 39mm. Width 32mm. Later 13th- 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-CD7DDA
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount. Cast discoid plate with a central hemispherical concavo-convex or hollow boss and a broad flat rim. The rim bears features in three concentric orders. The outermost is a juxtaposed series of flat circular stamps which overlie a continuous moulded pattern made up of five fine concentric strands. The median order comprises juxtaposed stamped rectangular panels. The innermost order is made of triple finely moulded circumferential lines divided into small [length 1.5mm] segments by grooves. This decoration retains extensive white metal plating, which extends onto the lo…
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dunham-on-Trent', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-BA2CE2
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval gilt copper alloy stud or mount, an apparently flat circular head, now distorted, on an integral round-sectioned (bent) shank which tapers to a point. The gilt front of the head is engraved with six evenly spaced radial lines. Probably from a harness rather than a belt. Diameter 18mm. Length c.22mm. Diameter of rivet at top 4mm. 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-A59C80
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn and corroded post-medieval copper alloy book-clasp, blunt hook, traces of a transverse band of stamped decoration and alternating with two multifoil stamps, two double perforated ring-and-dots, broken notched splayed end. Length 58mm. Extant width 16mm. 0.8mm thick. 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-A4BAA4
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy forked spacer from a composite strap-end, circular with flaring arms forming the upper part and solder on both faces, short rectangular knop. Length 41mm. Width 21mm. 1.5mm thick. Cf. Egan and Pritchard 1991, fig.92, no.650. 14th century.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-A484D1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete medieval gilt copper alloy buckle plate, corroded and broken, rectangular, transverse break where recessed for frame with a pin-slot. Face with remains of engraved rocker arm bordering line, pierced by five rivet-holes, back part missing, two contain dome-headed copper alloy rivets, damaged shaped or rounded attachment-end. Length 35mm. Width 22.5mm. Cf. Egan and Pritchard (2002), figs.72-3. Late 12th-13th century.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-A05F15
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bent and corroded Medieval Limoges-style enamelled copper alloy buckle. Oval frame with broad angled outside edge with foliate decoration reserved on an originally enamelled field, decayed traces of which remain. The bent, narrowed, offset bar retains a rectangular-sectioned copper alloy pin. Length 21mm. Width 29mm. Probably manufactured at Limoges, cf. a buckle with similar frame from Aylsham, Norfolk (NMS-A1AA21) and Fingerlin no.15 (Kat.no.389) and Enamels of Limoges 1100-1350 (New York 1996) 287, no.91. Early 13th century.
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-270CC7
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy probable harness pendant. Cast equal-armed cross with rounded flat-faced knops at the ends of its arms, an oval suspension loop at the top, and a central rectangular panel with a tiny triangular hollow flanking each side of each arm where it meets the panel. At least twenty-seven small [diameter 1.5mm] ring and dot are stamped on the display side, the larger number in a central vertical row. Gilding traces appear on the display face. The reddish tint of the metal might point to a Viking-Age date. However, the use of gilding and the suspension loop are both characteristic …
Created on: Wednesday 21st March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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