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    • Ascribed culture: Anglo-Saxon
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Record ID: NMGW-66F662
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Early medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon copper alloy stirrup terminal mount of middle to late 11th century date The mount is one of a pair which would have decorated the terminals of an iron stirrup. The mount is complete (with a length of 46.4mm and a weight of 19.2g) and the rear of the mount is open-backed and would accommodate a circular sectioned stirrup (with a socket length of 40.3mm and of 7.3mm diameter). The interior of the terminal is angled to produce a slight under-cut ledge. There is no evidence for the iron remnants of the stirrup within the socket. The mount depicts an elabo…
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Record ID: KENT-E653EC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
An early medieval silver penny of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), expanding cross type (heavy issue; North 823), minted by Saewulf at Exeter, c.1050-1053. The coin has an uneven central crack running approximately along the vertical arms of the reverse cross.
Created on: Thursday 8th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 8th January 2015
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Record ID: SUR-BFE943
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Silver Voided Long Cross penny of Aethelred II, 997-1003. London mint. North 774.
Created on: Tuesday 6th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 21st January 2015
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Record ID: IOW-B93267
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat (710-740). Series H, Type 39 (Abramson 2006: 16, 58 and 99; (North 1994: 64, ref. 96, plate 1, no. 44). Struck at Hamwic (Southampton). Obverse: Pecking bird in beaded foliage, right, wing raised, feet splayed, all enclosed in beaded circle Reverse: Voided Celtic cross encompassing four rosettes, rosette at centre of cross, all enclosed in beaded circle Diameter: 12.1mm. Weight: 0.96g. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London. Abramson, T. 2006. Sc…
Created on: Tuesday 6th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-AB5CB1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Copper alloy strap end. Cast strap end of elongated oval form with its broader end split and the other bearing a knop or terminal derived from a beast head, Thomas Class A Type 2. The field afforded by the display face bears a dense complex of incised floral palmate motifs, usually trilobate, with several thin coils of black material, possibly niello, as relicts of a formerly more extensive scheme of inlaid decoration, and with a curl or spiral motif at the broad end. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 800-850. Length: 48.5mm, Width: 13.9mm, Thickness (plate): 1.4mm, Weight: 3.54gms.
Created on: Monday 5th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Langham', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: KENT-94F984
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
An damaged and incomplete early medieval silver penny of Plegmund, Archbishop of Canterbury (890-923), two-line type (Class II; North 256) minted by Wilric at Canterbury, c.910-23. The coin is damaged on both left and right sides, obscuring part of the obverse inscription. There is also a crack in the flan along the line of part of the inner circle of the coin.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 7th January 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-829E3F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An Early Medieval cloisonné disc brooch of 10th to 11th century date. The circular brooch has 7 evenly spaced semi-circular lobes projecting around the edge. They are decorated with a spherical bead of blue glass on each, some surrounded by a ring of white probably corrosion product. The centre of the brooch is decorated with a floral motif of interlocking wire cells filled with enamel. There is a lozenge shaped setting at the centre, filled with a green enamel with some white corrosion product. Four petals surround, which are comprised of 'heart-shaped' gilded wire settings, filled …
Created on: Monday 22nd December 2014
Last updated: Monday 22nd December 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-8126E6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
An early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat of Primary Series BIa/c (Metcalf 1993: 97). It measures 11.26mm in diameter, weighs 1.13g, has a die axis of 6 and is virtually unworn. Obverse: Pearl diademed head with crescent ear and angular nose right, within beaded border Reverse: Bird on cross, annulets at either end of the cross bar, all within a beaded border.
Created on: Monday 22nd December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 8th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ivinghoe', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-1823A4
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Copper alloy pin. Cast pin with a faceted head with rhomboid sides each bearing either a single drilled dot or ring and dot of diameter 1.3mm on the smaller facets and with up to four dots on the larger; the latter possibly crowded ring and dot of overall diameter 3mm. Only the upper facet is unadorned. There is a plain collar below the head and a pointed unhipped gently tapering shank ending in a point; the shank is now bent. The form and decoration resemble Flixborough type 231. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 800-850. Length (as found): 37.5mm, Head Width: 7.5mm, Head Thickness: 4.…
Created on: Wednesday 17th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 17th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SWYOR-0520C4
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A copper-alloy strap-end of Thomas's class A type 1 (Trewhiddle style) dating from the Early Medieval period, AD 800 - 900. There are two rivet holes at the split attachment end; below these is a palmette, and then a Trewhiddle-style backward facing animal. Traces of niello survive on the background of the central panel. The closed end is a zoomorphic terminal with ears, eyes and nostrils clearly moulded. The strap end has a length of 34.4mm, is 11.9mm wide and 3.8mm thick. 4.27g. The metal has a grey green patina. One corner of the attachment end is missing, as is much of the back pla…
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th December 2014
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Record ID: SUR-AFB0CE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
An early medieval silver sceat of Secondary Phase Series K (type 33; North 94; wolf's head left), dating c.AD720-40
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 15th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-F408B2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Early medieval copper alloy mount of Anglo-Saxon style, possibly a shield boss mount and probably dating to the 5th to 7th centuries AD The mount is of circular form and is complete but much of the iron backing is lost (with a diameter of 30.5mm, a maximum depth of 9.0mm and a weight of 15.4g). The mount appears to have had a composite backing, possibly comprising a copper alloy ring riveted in three places to the rear of the mount with iron rivets. Attached at the rear are fragments of iron plate, possibly the remnants of a shield boss. At the centre of the rear, is a circular indent…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
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Record ID: NMS-DB43C1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Middle or Late Anglo-Saxon silver hooked tag, Read (2008) Class A, Type 2 / Lewis and Naylor (2013) A3.ciii. Octofoil plate with three attachment holes, one in each of the upper three foils, with a short, sharp hook springing from the lower foil. The surface is engraved and inlaid with niello to form a cruciform motif formed from four arches or C-shapes with two connecting transverse lines between each arm, leaving a central cruciform field or cell. Very similar to SF-1EFD68 and 2004T372 (Read, 2008, 17, nos.74 and 75).
Created on: Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th December 2014
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Record ID: NMS-DAA7DB
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Fragment of a Late Anglo-Saxon silver strap-end of Thomas' Class A, Type 1 with Trewhiddle-style decoration. Only the middle section survives, broken across the decorative field at both ends; the attachment end and terminal are both missing. The sides are convex and have a double-ribbed border; the outer rib is decorated with angled transverse grooves while the inner rib is plain. The central field is decorated in low relief with a sinuous, backward-looking beast among looping interlace, one strand of which pierces the beast's body. The creature's body fills the middle of the surviving…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bressingham', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: DOR-5BA8D7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
An early medieval sceat of late Primary to early Secondary Phase Series BIIIc, dating c. 710-25 (Metcalf 1993: 158-65). Diameter: 10.01 mm Weight: 0.96 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Wednesday 26th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 5th December 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-F2594B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Late Anglo-Saxon strap end of Thomas Class E Type 4. Only the split attachment end and upper half of the plate survives intact, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. The surviving fragment is rectangular in form and section, tapering slightly towards ancient breaks at its base. At the top of the plate is an incomplete split attachment end, missing its outer edge with a rivet at each end remaining in situ. The rivets measure c. 1.80mm in diameter. The back face of the plate is flat and undecorated, while the front face has extensive decorative ele…
Created on: Friday 21st November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterton', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: GLO-DECE34
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A worn early medival silver sceat of Secondary Phase Series L (type 15a), dated c. 730-760. Although worn the obverse appears to be in the so-called 'Hwiccian' style (Metcalf 1994: 406-8). It was probably minted in London. Obverse description: Diademed right facing bust with cross in front Reverse description: figure standing in-between two crosses
Created on: Thursday 20th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 21st November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: CAM-CE5552
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A bent and cracked medieval silver penny of Harold II (1066), PAX type (North 836). It was minted by Swetman at London. Obverse show crowned head left with sceptre. Obverse legend reads +HAROLD REX ANG . Reverse shows PAX across field in between two lines. Reverse legend reads SPETMAN (or SVETMAN) ON LVND . Die axis is 9 o'clock. Weight is 1.25g, diameter is 19.7mm, thickness is 0.8mm.
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 6th January 2015
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Record ID: NLM-B4EFEA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Lead Spindle Whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with one larger and one smaller flat face and a near-central moulded tapering aperture of diameter 8mm, Walton Rogers form A2. Patinated overall. The surface gives the impression of light fluting, albeit worn. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-850. The mass would permit this to spin a yarn. Diameter: 19.8mm, Thickness: 9.1mm, Weight: 15.21gms.
Created on: Tuesday 18th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burwell', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: IOW-679FC5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
An incomplete, corroded and possibly burnt Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) cast copper-alloy single loop buckle (c. 475-c. 600). The pin and part of the frame, including the bar, are missing. In plan, the frame would have been an elongated oval shape and a stub of the bar reveals that it was narrowed and circular in cross-section. It is convex at the front and bevelled at the rear. On the upper face, at the centre of the outer edge, there is a recess where the pin tip rested. The frame is corroded and has active bronze disease. It has feint traces tinning and has iron staining at the o…
Created on: Friday 14th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 17th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.

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