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Record ID: NMS-B1338C
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Approximately one half of a medieval to post-medieval copper alloy round-sectioned purse bar with the break across the shield-shaped central boss and the perforation for a swivelling loop. The integrally cast terminal is globular. On one face of the boss a narrow double-line of inlaid niello is probably part of the letter M, and a single but much thicker line of inlay remains on the other. . Extant length 37.2mm. Height of boss 14mm. Williams 2018, Class H. First half 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Last updated: Thursday 2nd May 2019
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Record ID: SOM-4A3091
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
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Half of a Medieval copper-alloy purse bar probably dating to c. AD 1450-1500. The artefact consists of one arm and the central boss of the purse bar. The central boss is cylindrical being 11.4mm with a diameter of 14.7mm. A central longitudinal hole with a diameter of 6.0mm passes through the centre of boss to accommodate a copper alloy swivel, now lost. Projecting from one side of the boss is one arm of the purse bar, the other arm being lost to a very worn break at the boss' edge. The central bar is cylindrical with a diameter of 9.5mm and projects for 68.1mm from the boss. This b…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 4th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shoscombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-FED2E9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete gold and glass mourning ring of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1725-1735. The ring is circular and the band is D-shaped in cross-section with a plain rectangular bezel set with a rectangular cut faceted transparent glass setting. Beneath the setting is what appears to be a small piece of textile. The outer surface of the band is decorated with a floral motif consisting of four evenly spaced panels of foliage separated by three flowers. The raised floral motif is highlighted by a background of niello. A hallmark is present on the inner surface of the band, to one side of the bezel…
Created on: Wednesday 6th March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 28th March 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-BDA53D
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
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Late Medieval copper alloy purse bar fragment, 67mm in length, 9mm wide and 5mm thick with a weight of 16.83g. The object is rectangular in form and sub rectangular in cross section and represents about one half of a complete bar. Its complete end has a stepped rounded terminal 7mm in diameter and 7-8mm wide. From here the bar is flatter and bows slightly outwards in the centre. It has two semi-circular flat projections on its underside, 5mm wide, which have circular holes for sewing on the purse body. The object has broken at the opposite end. The bar is inscribed on both faces and …
Created on: Tuesday 19th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th February 2019
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Record ID: SUR-14DB9D
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A Post Medieval cast copper alloy dress hook of Read Class C, Type 3, with a convex rectangular body. The front plate has a rectangular band of niello cross hatching, with transverse bands at either end. The back plate is wider than the front with laterally projecting edges and there is a square aperture in the back plate for a strap or cord. The tip of the hook has broken off. Circa 15th-16th century.
Created on: Monday 11th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D9CE19
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy and niello pin of Early Medieval date AD 900-1000. The pin is composed of a flat kite-shaped head with small rounded knop protrusion to three points; one at the top and two on each side. A fourth point expands in to an integral circular sectioned shaft which terminates in a worn break. Both faces of the head are decorated with a cross that radiates to a narrow border. A raised collar is present at the junction between the head and the shaft. The head ot the pin is a dark reddish brown and is inlaid with niello. The shaft is dark brown with a recent shiny copp…
Created on: Friday 8th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caistor area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-080A41
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy strap end of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 750 - 950. The strap end is of Thomas' Class A, Type 1 with zoomorphic terminal and Trewhiddle style decoration. The strap end is sub-ovate in shape with a zoomorphic terminal at the closed end and an open split terminal at the attachment end. The upper plate of the attachment retains two rivet holes, though one is broken, while the lower plate has been lost to a worn break. The zoomorphic terminal is in the form of a forward facing animal head. The decoration is too worn to be adequately determined though semi-circular…
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-070722
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An early-medieval cast copper alloy strap-end, classified as Thomas's (2003, 2) Class A, Type 2. This would date the artefact to around the 9th century AD. The strap-end is flat in profile and sub rectangular with slightly convex sides and squared off zoomorphic terminal. The plate narrows from a width of 10.56mm at the widest point to a width of 6.20mm at the base. The strap end is slit down the side creating a slit between the front and back for the upper third, this would have held the end of the strap. The top edge (attachment end) is formed of two lobes on the front and back plat…
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 9th May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-B22B6B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete late Saxon copper-alloy strap end of Thomas Type A. The strap end is tongue shaped, zoomorphic, and has a worn decorated face. The decoration has a three lobed design at the attachment end and an animal-head terminal at the other. Two ears eyes and a snout are visible. The middle has an intertwined design. It is sub-rectangular in shape with slightly convex sides, tapering to a blunt point at its animal-headed terminal. At the broad end are the remains of two rivets. The main body is recessed and appears to contain niello. Length 43.38mm, width 13.24mm, weight 8.81g.
Created on: Friday 25th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Ashby de la Launde', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-9A99F4
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete copper alloy late medieval purse frame, dating AD 1450-1550. A Ward Perkins Type A2, the frame consists of a curved bar, which is L-shaped in profile with a broken loop at one end and hole at the other (top flat side) for attaching it to a bar. On the front of the bar is an inscription in incised linear decoration, inlaid with niello: [...]M DECV(M). Length: 52.0mm, width: 8.50mm, thickness: 2.40mm, weight: 6.85g. Cf. Ward Perkins (1975: 165), Type A2; Saunders (2012: 107) no.171, Williams (2018: 3, fig. 6), as well as similar examples on this database: KENT-82209A, SUR-D64E26
Created on: Thursday 24th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: HAMP-86398B
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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An incomplete early medieval silver hooked tag with niello inlay. The plate is in the form of fleur-de-ly, broadly trilobed with two circular attachment holes (1.2mm and 1.3mm in diameter) flanking the base of the central lobe. At the opposite end is the integral hook, which curves below towards the reverse of the tag. The tip of the hook is missing to an old break. The upper surface is engraved to accentuate the form of the plate, with some niello surviving in the central area. The ornament is worn but resembles plant or floral ornament.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Harting', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-20B096
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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An Early Medieval copper alloy strap end of Thomas Class A, Type 1, dating from AD 750 - 950. The strap end has convex sides and a split attachment end. There is a palmette motif at the attachment end, and two empty circular rivet holes. The main body of the strap end is decorated with a panel decorated with niello. The design is a Trewhiddle style animal, with its speckled body facing the closed end, but its head bent backwards under its forelimb, to look towards the attachment end. The zoomorphic panel has a concave side to accommodate the palmette. The closed end has a zoomorphic te…
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-201043
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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An incomplete Medieval or Post Medieval copper-alloy purse bar dating from about AD 1440-1600. It falls into Williams Class A1. This fragment is one arm of the bar and it projects from the jaws of a zoomorphic moulding, but the central block beyond this is missing. The main body is circular in cross-section. It has a double-strand lattice pattern formed of grooves filled with niello. At the end of the arm is a constriction which is where the frame would have articulated before the bar would have terminated in a knop. An integral attachment plate has two circular holes for suspension o…
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-0F3169
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small fragment of a Middle Saxon to Late Saxon copper alloy strap end, part of an animal-head terminal with no original surface present. An incomplete pair of ears lie above an incomplete, probably kite-shaped, cell inlaid with niello, the uneven surface of which suggests a loss of additional inlay, probably silver wire. Extant length and width 10.5 and 11.5mm. Thickness 1.4mm. Probably Thomas 2003, Class A, Type 5. 9th century.
Created on: Monday 24th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-A5B03D
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a medieval copper alloy purse bar, broken at both ends, with two suspension holes in a flat tab and niello inlay in double-line cross-hatching. The cross-section is oval. Williams 2018, Class A2. Extant length 36mm. Second half 15th century. Finder's no. WH.81
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-97BED9
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete medieval copper alloy purse bar of Williams 2018 Class A1 with the central swiveling loop and one terminal missing. There are two flat tabs, both with two attachment holes. Niello inlay on the shield-shaped central block or boss forms a saltire on one face and the letter W on the other, while the outer parts carry a double-line lattice. Extant length 166mm. Estimated complete length 180mm. Height at boss 15mm. Second half 15th century.
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: NARC-94C564
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Purse Bar of Medieval date (AD 1450-1550). Ward Perkins Type A1 or A2. The object is composed of a single arm which terminates in and old abraded break. The arm is circular in section. The central block is square and has a vertical hole to accommodate the shank of the now missing suspension loop. This hole would enable the suspension loop of the purse to rotate. The central box is decorated on each face with a nielloed pattern. One face has four double diagonal lines, the other has four double diagonal lines running in opposition to four more double lines. Th…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th February 2019
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Record ID: CAM-6A8FE8
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An Early-Medieval copper-alloy strap-end with niello inlay decoration. This strap-end is a Thomas Class A, Type 1 and weighs 3.34g. The artefact has a length of 30.0mm and maximum width of 10.1mm. The en-facing animal head terminal is subtle and accounts for 9.2mm of the total length. The main decorative field has a straight transverse edge at the back of the animal head terminal zone. The edges, defined by a shallow narrow incised line, run approximately parallel to the slightly convex curved edges of the strap-end. The upper end, towards the split end, has a concave curve which leav…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-D796FE
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Shield-shaped boss or central block with stumps of the oval-sectioned arms of a medieval copper alloy purse bar in very degraded condition. The sacred monogram IHS in inlaid niello is just visible on one face of the boss while the other is illegible. Part of the shank of the central swivelling loop remains in a vertical hole. Ward Perkins 1940, Type A2. Height, width and thickness of boss 21, 19 and 10mm. Second half 15th century.
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-D5554A
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Early Medieval ? copper alloy dress fastener, 15mm in length, 14mm wide and 0mm thick with a weight of 1.96grams. The object is circular in form and rectangular in cross section, with two rounded 'ear' like projections with circular fastening holes close to each other on its outer edge. Opposite these are the remains of a rectangular projection which would have been hooked. The object is decorated with a raised pattern of grey/blackmaterial, probably niello? It has a circular border with the lower half filled with a series of short straight lines. These point inwards and some form che…
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntingdonshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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