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MD ID
518
PAS ID
Artefact Type
STRAP END
Period
ANGLO SAXON 924 - 1066
MD Finds Event
No
County
Oxfordshire
Description
An Anglo Saxon zoomorphic strap end with traces of white metal entwined decoration.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
517
PAS ID
Artefact Type
COIN
Period
ROMAN 43 AD - 410 BC
MD Finds Event
No
County
Oxfordshire
Description
Three heat fused hammered groats and as a result in badly degraded condition. The outer two of the sandwich are Edward III pre-treaty silver groats and presumably the centre one is the same.
Currently going through the treasure process.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
516
PAS ID
Artefact Type
HAMMERED COIN SILVER
Period
OLIVER CROMWELL 1599 - 1658
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
Commonwealth (1649-1660), Silver Penny, 0.49g, 14mm, St. George's cross on a shield within a wreath, rev, the arms of England and Ireland and value mark • I • above double shield.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
515
PAS ID
Artefact Type
RING
Period
POST MEDIEVAL
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
A complete cast copper alloy 'seal' finger-ring dating to the late medieval or post-medieval period (circa 1485-1599). It has a flat circular bezel measuring 11mm by 15mm. The bezel is decorated with what is likely to be a crowned "W".

Harvey and McGuiness (1996:93) comment "An initial with crown above, branches at the side, was a design that became increasingly common in the fifteenth century...Those with one letter were probably bought ready made and as I, R, T and W are especially common it is likely that the letter usually stood for the purchaser's forename".

Although probably one of the most common inscriptions to come across, on timber, stone, tombs and lead-work, it is also probably one of the most enigmatic. Often shown inverted to resemble a capital ‘M’, or even upon its side, some churches can be found to contain several dozen examples. The symbol has been traditionally associated with the cult of the Virgin Mary, and the ‘V V’ have been regarded as the initial letters of the term ‘Virgo Virginum’ (Virgin of Virgins). Whilst this may very well be the case with the obviously medieval examples, the fact is that the symbol continues to be used well into the 18th century – making it likely that, although a ‘traditional’ marking, its meaning may well have changed. It is also one of the few ritual protection marks that made the occasional cross-over into more traditional church art form. The west door of Fakenham church, in North Norfolk, contains a flint flushwork shield in each of the spandrels. One is a monogram of the name ‘MARIA’, being a reference to the Virgin Mary, whilst the other contains the enigmatic VV symbol.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
514
PAS ID
Artefact Type
TOKEN
Period
GEORGIAN 1714 - 1837
MD Finds Event
Barrack Farm Dig
County
Devon
Description
1814 Three Penny Token from R North & Co, Wiveliscombe
Discovered
2019
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21/06/2019
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MD ID
512
PAS ID
Artefact Type
CUFF LINK
Period
POST MEDIEVAL
MD Finds Event
Old Feniton Dig
County
Devon
Description
Silver shirt stud
Discovered
2019
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13/06/2019
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MD ID
511
PAS ID
Artefact Type
BROOCH
Period
VICTORIAN 1837 - 1901
MD Finds Event
Old Feniton Dig
County
Devon
Description
Silver butterfly pin decoration c1800
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
510
PAS ID
Artefact Type
HAMMERED COIN SILVER
Period
MARY IST 1516 – 1558
MD Finds Event
Old Feniton Dig
County
Devon
Description
Incomplete Mary 1st silver groat
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
507
PAS ID
Artefact Type
BROOCH
Period
POST MEDIEVAL
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
Oval decorative brooch with a greek style pattern , missing the pin but can see where the pin mounts were on the back.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
504
PAS ID
Artefact Type
METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Period
BRONZE AGE C2,750 BC - 750 BC
MD Finds Event
Barrack Farm Dig
County
Devon
Description
Bronze slag from Bronze Age metal smelting.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
503
PAS ID
Artefact Type
BUTTON
Period
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
French 90th Foot Regiment button
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
501
PAS ID
Artefact Type
COIN
Period
MEDIEVAL 500 - 1500 AD
MD Finds Event
No
County
Shropshire
Description
Hammered coin Edward 1st I think possible London mint? New 10p size made of silver Found near Shrewsbury.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
500
PAS ID
Artefact Type
HAMMERED COIN SILVER
Period
ELIZABETHAN 1558 - 1603
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
Hammered Half Groat of Elizabeth 1 showing mint mark London dating it to the years c1590-2.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
498
PAS ID
Artefact Type
BUCKLE
Period
MD Finds Event
No
County
Shropshire
Description
1600-1700s buckle
Discovered
2019
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10/05/2019
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10/05/2019
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MD ID
497
PAS ID
Artefact Type
FIGURINE
Period
MD Finds Event
Barrack Farm Dig
County
Devon
Description
Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
495
PAS ID
Artefact Type
BROOCH
Period
MD Finds Event
Barrack Farm Dig
County
Devon
Description
quatrefoil shaped silver Brooch
Discovered
2019
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09/05/2019
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MD ID
493
PAS ID
Artefact Type
BRONZE AXE
Period
BRONZE AGE C2,750 BC - 750 BC
MD Finds Event
Barrack Farm Dig
County
Devon
Description
Bronze age Socketed ax head. Incomplete.
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
491
PAS ID
Artefact Type
CROTAL BELL
Period
GEORGIAN 1714 - 1837
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
17-18th Century crotal bell with ringer intact.
Discovered
2019
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04/05/2019
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04/05/2019
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MD ID
489
PAS ID
Artefact Type
COIN
Period
VICTORIAN 1837 - 1901
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
1883 QUEEN VICTORIA YOUNG HEAD SILVER HALF-CROWN COIN
Discovered
2019
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MD ID
487
PAS ID
Artefact Type
HAMMERED COIN SILVER
Period
EDWARD IV 1461 – 1483
MD Finds Event
No
County
Devon
Description
A heavily clipped Medieval Irish silver penny of Edward IV (1461-1483), minted at Dublin also has a deliberate pierced hole in the bottom right quarter.
Discovered
2019
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02/05/2019
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