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Cupid ring
31.07.2021
Cupid ring
This late Roman gold ring was found at Tangley, north of Andover, two years ago by Ashley Duke. It is considered a "treasure" according to the definition of the Treasure Act, and the Portable Antiquities Scheme oversaw its registration, appraisal, and publication . It was...
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Jetton
30.07.2021
Jetton
Medieval period, between 1480 and 1500. Found by Wessex Archaeology at the Evans Halshaw site, Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, in the early 2000s. This copper alloy disk, although minted just like a coin, was actually used by a late medieval businessman to count on a...
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Ceramic jug
29.07.2021
Ceramic jug
Middle Ages, probably 14th century. Found during excavations by the Archaeology Section of the Winchester Museum, Evans Halshaw Garage (now Silchester Place), Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, in 2000. Such nearly complete medieval jugs are a fairly frequent find. It seems that...
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Silver-gilt strap end fitting
28.07.2021
Silver-gilt strap end fitting
Anglo-Saxons, 10th century AD Found by a metal detector in Warnford, Hampshire, in 2005. This small decorative object from the end of the strap is already incomplete, but you can still make out an amusing three-dimensional drawing of an animal in the late Anglo-Saxon Winchester...
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Decorated bone spoon
27.07.2021
Decorated bone spoon
Anglo-Saxon era, early 11th century AD. Found during archaeological excavations at Westgate Park, Winchester, Hampshire, in 1951, on the site of the court of Queen Elizabeth II. The spoon has an elongated shallow bowl and simply carved the head of a bird-like animal at the junction...
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Winchester Art Style
26.07.2021
Winchester Art Style
Anglo-Saxon art experienced a golden age in the century preceding the Norman Conquest of 1066. Its origins lie in the late ninth century, when King Alfred devised a program of religious revival and learning to compensate for what he saw as a loss of religious spirit in his people. The...
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Knife handle
25.07.2021
Knife handle
Medieval, 13th-15th century. Found during excavations by the archaeology department of the Winchester Museum Service in a field east of Wickham Square (opposite St. Nicholas Church) in the mid-to-late 1970s. In the days before bakelite and plastic, tool handles were made of organic...
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Copper alloy and iron stylus
24.07.2021
Copper alloy and iron stylus
Roman era, ca. 180-220 AD. Found during excavations by the archaeological section of the Winchester Museum Service on Victoria Road, Winchester, in the mid to late 1970s. This elegant iron stylus has two collars and circumferential inlaid brass bands separating the shank from the...
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Silver thimble
23.07.2021
Silver thimble
Stuart, mid to late 17th century AD. Found with a metal detector in Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, in 2001. This thimble bears the maker's mark, the letter B in the shield, and the owner's marks, MW, are engraved. Unfortunately, it is not possible to identify these...
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Silver seal matrix
22.07.2021
Silver seal matrix
Stuart, 17th century AD. Found with a metal detector in Denmead, Hampshire, in 2006. A personal or pocket seal that was hung on a short chain or ribbon and kept in a small pocket on the belt of men's pants. The front side of the seal could be pressed into wax to seal documents....
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