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    • Surface: Inlaid with niello
    • Institution: SUR

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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: SUR-69A7A1
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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Lozenge shaped cast copper alloy button with integral drilled shank. The button is 9.8mm wide with a pyramid shaped front and flat back; the shank is 8.8mm in length, with a rectangular section and oval shaped loop. The front is quarted with a saltire with each face carrying trefoils on traces of a black paint or niello field. As Read (2005), p30 number 96. Late 15th-16th century.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-3A55D1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A solid gold ring, weighing 7g, with a plain unadorned bezel. The hoop has a flattened plano-convex profile with pronounced ridged borders and measures 5.3mm wide at its narrow point and 10.6 around the bezel. The external diameter of the hoop is 20.1mm, the internal diameter is 17.1 and it varies in thickness from 1.3mm to 2.3mm. The unengraved oval bezel measures 10.4mm by 9.6mm and is set flush with the shoulders of the ring. At the rear of the bezel on either side at the widest point are small recesses measuring 2mm wide. These may have been fixings for a capsule or other mount. …
Created on: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: SUR-78E683
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval to Post Medieval copper-alloy purse bar fragment. The purse belongs to Williams Class A2 and is inscribed with the legend [AVE MA]/RIA*GR/ACIA* PL[ENA]. The inscription is inlaid with niello.
Created on: Sunday 24th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
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Record ID: SUR-92089B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An Early Medieval copper-alloy strap end with a flat devolved zoomorphic terminal. The body of the strap end is decorated with a cross with expanding terminals and curving sides; this design is inlaid, possibly with niello. The strap end has a split end with two iron rivets. Thomas Class A, Type 2.
Created on: Saturday 27th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2017
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Record ID: SUR-16C942
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper-alloy dress fastener. The fastener is in the form of a tapering hollow 'box' with a D-section and a projecting hook. The fastener has diagonal grid decoration inlaid with niello. The soldered back plate is missing. Read nos. 168-171.
Created on: Sunday 21st May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th July 2017
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Record ID: SUR-E8E74E
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An Early Medieval copper-alloy strap end with two rivet holes; both appear to be replacements after the split end had broken off (there are two earlier holes visible in the break). The strap end has a zoomorphic terminal which is thickened and a large panel on the body which comprises interlacing shoots and tendrils which form a symmetrical design of three registers. A small patch of niello inlay survives at one point.
Created on: Sunday 19th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th April 2017
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Record ID: SUR-0FD729
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Post Medieval copper-alloy purse frame (Ward Perkins Class A1) with three attachment holes. The fragment is L-shaped in section and is decorated with closely-spaced lattice work inlaid with niello.
Created on: Saturday 7th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A2810F
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An Early Medieval to Medieval copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount belonging to Williams Class A. The incised pentagonal frame contains a faint intertwined beast above which is a pair of opposed spirals and a union knot. The mount has a lobed apex, three rivet holes and a stepped flange. There are traces of inlaid niello on all the incised lines. The mount is similar to Williams Class A, Type 15 (also see no. 503 in Williams 1997).
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 20th December 2016
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Record ID: SUR-018F5C
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A Post Medieval (16th century) copper-alloy purse bar minus its outer arms, handle and frame. On either side of the central block is a pair of animal heads whose open mouths grip the bar. Beyond the mouths are groups of closely-spaced grooves which run along the bar. The central boock is decorated on both sides and inlaid with niello. On one side is a shield within a frame and with pellets in the field. The other side of the block has a saltire with parallel lines and a single pellet in each field.
Created on: Saturday 21st May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2016
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Record ID: SUR-2A4954
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a silver and niello-inlaid artefact: possibly part of a pinhead and shaft. The fragment comprises a flat piece of cast silver, the right side lost to a diagonal break and the left side apparently complete, possibly representing the remains of a pinhead. A narrow projection on the bottom edge, also broken off, may represent the remains of a pin-shaft. The shape of the fragment is suggestive of the body and tail of a bird shown in profile. The upper edge curves downwards away from the broken end, and then upwards again and around into a sub-semi-circular 'tail' with a scal…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Last updated: Friday 20th July 2018
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Record ID: SUR-08339C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper-alloy double oval sword-belt buckle frame. The frame is decorated with repeating curving grooves and has a worn black surface coating. The buckle has an iron pin and the remains of an iron attachment plate.
Created on: Friday 26th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2016
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Record ID: SUR-F3278E
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper-alloy purse bar belonging to Ward Perkins' Class A1. The bar has an iron shaft attached to the rotating loop handle. The bar is decorated with a double-strand lattice infilled with niello and has two tabs, each with two holes, for attachment of the purse bag. The central block is decorated on one side with a double strand saltire and there is a single strand saltire on the other side.
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
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Record ID: SUR-51BE3B
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A vern worn and incomplete Anglo-Scandinavian copper-alloy openwork harness fitting. This appears to be the central part of a link with three projections, none of which is complete. The object is pierced by five circular holes around which are the worn remains of additional decoration comprising thin lines picked out in niello; the lines are now raised above the surface. The decoration appears to comprise two pairs of double-strand spirals joined together with a short fillet. The spirals curl around four of the circular holes.
Created on: Monday 19th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th November 2015
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Record ID: SUR-3DBD94
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very corroded Post Medieval copper alloy short purse bar together with part of the loop. Teh central rectangular block has niello inlay comprising V-shapes. V-shaped decoration also occurs on the sides of the remaining lower part of the handle.
Created on: Sunday 18th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 15th December 2015
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Record ID: SUR-3DB38D
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper alloy purse loop. On each sides is a panel comprising inlaid niello decoration which consists of two pairs of double-stranded grooves.
Created on: Sunday 18th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 15th December 2015
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Record ID: SUR-38F2BE
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn Medieval to Post Medieval copper-alloy weight, perhaps an apothecary weight. The weight appears to have niello inlay.
Created on: Sunday 18th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 9th December 2015
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Record ID: SUR-180A64
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval copper alloy purse bar with one arm missing, belonging to Ward Perkins Class A1. The rounded central block is decorated with a single strand cross on one side and a double cross on the other. Both decorations are inlaid with niello. There is a debased animal head on each side of the central block. The bar itself is decorated with zig-zag lines inlaid with niello. An attachment tab with two holes is on the underside of the surviving bar.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 20th October 2015
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Record ID: SUR-17F64A
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Post Medieval copper alloy purse frame. The frame is L-shaped in section and has two attachment holes and double-strand zig- zag decoration inlaid with niello.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Saturday 17th October 2015
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Record ID: SUR-E82C24
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a purse frame belonging to Ward Perkins' Class A2 purse bars, with an L-shaped section and one surviving attachment hole. The fragment has a hook at its terminal but this gives the impression of having been refashioned. Decoration comprises scrolls and possible letter forms inlaid with niello.
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 9th July 2015
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