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Record ID: NMS-447A26
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late medieval to early post medieval copper alloy purse bar of Ward Perkins Type B6 dating to the period c. AD 1450 - 1550. The trapezoial central boss exhibits aperforation running top to bottom which houses a cylindrical shank with roved over end. The shank would have originally had a loop at the top, now missing. The arms projecting from either side of the central boss are cylidrical; each terminates in a oval knop engraved with two circumferential grooves. See: Ward-Perkins, 1940, p. 167.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-4478DE
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Mount of Early Medieval to Medieval date (AD 1000-1350). The object is Y shaped in plan with two outward facing knops at the upper end with a perforating iron rivet through each. There are two inward projecting spurs between the arms. The arms joining a rectangular concave shaft which has a single, off-centre, circular perforation. The object terminates in two semi-circular lobes, orientated at 90 degrees to the shaft. Each of the lobes retains iron corrosion within a circular perforation. This would have contained an iron axis bar to allow the attachment of …
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-444DBA
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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Incomplete copper-alloy Tweezers of Early-Medieval date (AD 650-1066). The object is triangular in plan and flat in section with a slight recurved lower end. There is a transverse break resulting in the loss of the second arm. The object is decorated on the triangular plate with a punched ring and dot motif. A ring and dot is situated in each of the lower two corners with three situated centrally running longitudinally down the plate. The upper end of the plate has two incised transverse lines. There are traces of a linear border on the outer edges of the shaft. Length: 50.60mm, Widt…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-44392E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Sestertius, Dupondious or As of Uncertain Emperor (AD 100-200). Uncertain reverse. Uncertain mint. The coin is missing portions of its outer flan and is heavily abraded. Diameter: 24.43mm, Thickness: 1.91mm, Weight: 5.0g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-442180
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Strap Fitting of Post-Medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is an asymmetrical, flat, decorative strap fitting with separate rivet, likely a sword belt fitting. The object has a moulded and engraved foliate design with a rounded, D section knop at one end, under which is a collar and narrowed neck leading to a sub-rectangular plate with a circular perforation. The edges are decorated with three projecting spurs or leaf like extensions with some damage. The mount then widens again to a double collard terminating end. There is a retained iron rivet situated …
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-441339
Object type: NEEDLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Two incomplete and bent Roman round-sectioned copper alloy needles, both with the head and eye are missing, 3rd - 4th century: - flattening out to the break which cuts across just above the start of a longitudinal groove. Crummy 1983, Type 3. Extant length c.60mm. Width at break 3mm. - length c.80mm. Width at break 1.5mm.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-4408E2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 343-348. Reece Period 17. Reverse type VICTORIAED D AVGG QNN, depicting two Victories facing holding wreaths. Uncertain mint. The coin is missing portions of its outer flan. Diameter: 16.09mm, Thickness: 1.56mm, Weight: 1.1g.An incomplete copper alloy Nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 343-348. Reece Period 18. Reverse type VICTORIAED D AVGG QNN, depicting two Victories facing holding wreaths. Uncertain mint. The coin is missing portions of its outer flan. Diameter: 16.09mm…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-43F925
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Brooch of Roman date (AD 100-200). The object is an equal-armed/ended brooch. The central panel is diamond in shape and the lower portion of the bow is composed of an elongated, diamond shape with double collard knops at the bottom of the bow, the upper portion is missing due to and old abraded break. The diamond is recessed and at its centre are two rows of longitudinally running pellets. The brooch had possibly been enamelled. The reverse retains a small longitudinal seam which could have formed the catchplate. The metal is a dark green in colour with a sl…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-43F6AF
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy rim fragment from a cooking vessel of medieval to post medieval date. The fragment probably derives from a cooking vessel such as a cauldron, posnet or skillet. Outward-flaring rim.Thick traces of sooting on the exterior face. See: Butler, R., Green, C. and Payne, N. 2009 'Cast copper-alloy cooking vessels' Finds Research Group AD700-1700 Datasheet 41 Egan G. 1998 The Medieval Household Daily Living c. 1150-c.1450 Museum of London, London, The Stationary Office Weight: 21.4g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-43EE1B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Mount of Medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is sub-ovate with four rounded projecting knops, between which (alternately) four sub-triangular spurs project. Each of the knop projections has an incised spatulate groove, creating a highly stylised flower effect. There are minor traces of gilt are retained on the front of the object. The back of the object is undecorated and retains a rectangular spur which is the retained portion of the attachment spur. The metal is a dark green in colour with areas of orangey brown corrosion. Height: 28.45mm, Width: 26.…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-43E03E
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A copper-alloy Stirrup Terminal Mount of Early Medieval date (AD 1000-1100). The object is semi-circular in plan, with one edge contained moulded decoration, that creates the form of a serrated edge of 3 lobes and a groove defining each. The lower edge of the object is concave a projects at 90 degrees along one edge, terminating in an abraded break. This could have accommodated an iron stirrup footplate. In the centre of the object is a single, circular perforation. On the upper edge of the projection is an incised inverted Y shaped groove, on both sides of the object. This gives a zoo…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-43D7D5
Object type: HAIR PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete and bent Roman copper alloy pin or hairpin with the lower part of the shank missing. There is no clearly defined head. The upper part widens slightly into an oval cross-section and th top is rounded abvoe an encircling groove. Extant length 58mm. Width 3.5mm. Cool 1990, Group 14 variant. Mid 1st - 4th century.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-43D204
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete lead Badge or Brooch of Medieval date (AD 1200-1500). The object is sub-circular in plan, with breaks around the circumference, and a portion missing resulting in the loss of the upper right corner of the object. The back of the object retains a longitudinal seam and two mall knops toward the lower end of the object. These would have formed the pin and catchplate of the object. The front of the object has an integral design consisting of a raised, circumferential border with repeating transverse grooves, creating a beaded effect. The centre of the object is decorated with…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: OXON-43C831
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
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An amorphous copper alloy object,a small piece of slag of uncertain date. The slag has tell-tale bubbling. It has a flat, broadly lozenge-shaped area with a raised, amorphous spur at one end. It is not possible to date this fragment.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-43C27A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Headstud Brooch of Roman date (AD 75 - 200). The head of the brooch comprises rectangular wings, the reverse of which form an integral double lug hinge mechanism. An axis bar is retained within the hinge but only the uppermost portions of the pin is retained. The front of the wings are decorated with three alternating ridge and grooves, giving a stepped effect, and an integral rectangular sectioned bow extends centrally from between the wings terminating in a worn break. From the upper end of the head are two spurs which would have formed a loop. An integra…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-43BB18
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late medieval to post medieval copper alloy thimble dating to the period c. AD 1400 - 1550. Cylindrical, with a slightly domed, closed top. The thimble is now slightly crushed on one side. The top and sides exhibit a series of concentric rows of hand-punched oval pits. There is a plain strip at the mouth of the thimble engraved with a single concentric groove. See: Holmes, E.F. (1988) 'Sewing Thimbles'. Finds Research Group Datasheet 9. Finds Research Group 700-1700, Norwich.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: OXON-43B6BD
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
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An amorphous copper alloy object, probably a casting spur or jet of uncertain date. The spur has a flattened 'foot' which may indicate the mouth of the mould, and also a stem which may be from the top of the mould.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-43AE17
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Nummus of the House of Valentinian dating to the period AD 364-378. Reece Period 19. Reverse type GLORIA ROMANORVM, depicting Emperor with standard going right dragging captive. Uncertain mint. The coin is missing a portion of its outer flan at 11 O'clock Diameter: 18.02mm, Thickness: 1.70mm, Weight: 1.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-43A9DA
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Distorted fragment of a Roman copper alloy penannular bracelet, one end broken, the other tapered and simply rounded, D-sectioned with the front entirely covered with closely spaced oblique grooves. Width 4mm. Thickness 1.5mm. 3rd - 4th century.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: OXON-43A4F3
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy crotal bell fragment with 'sunburst' pattern decoration radiating from the sound slot that would have been of the underside of the original spherical shaped bell. The fragment has a semi circular panel with the initial 'H' at its centre; this would represent one of the founder's initials. Bailey (1992) illustrates two large crotal bells with similar sunbust decoration and the founders initials on the base on page 42, nos.29-30. This style of bell is dated to the late 17th century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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