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Record ID: NLM-235681
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead probable spindle whorl. Cast whorl with an off-centre moulded tapered aperture of diameter 13.7-15mm, and with two flat faces of uneven sizes, Walton Rogers form A2. Shrinkage lines on the upper broader surface suggest the object was cast in an open mould. Patinated. A lightly facetted appearance, like the off-centre position of the hole and the uneven profile, may evidence a failed or inept casting, though there is no indication the whorl was put to another use. The ample spindle hole and the form point to an Anglo-Scandinavian date, while the mass points to a primary intended fu…
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scotter', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-1FBC42
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Anglo-Saxon silver penny of Baldred of Kent, AD 823-825. Obverse: BELDRED REX CAnT around central cross potent. Reverse: legend of DI / OR / MO / DM around central cross with crosslets. Moneyer Deormod, Canterbury mint.
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-0E115B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Northumbrian Styca of Aethelred II dating to the period AD 840 - 844. First reign. Moneyer name around cross reverse type. Moneyer Leofthegn. Mint of Northumbria. North, Vol 1, p.72, no.188.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-0DF5BD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy Northumbrian Styca of Aethelred II dating to the period AD 840 - 844. First reign. Moneyer name around cross reverse type. Moneyer Leofthegn. Mint of Northumbria. North, Vol 1, p.72, no.188.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-0D5064
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Middle Saxon copper alloy pin with most of the shank missing. The head is globular and there is a no collar. Rogers, N. in Evans and Loveluck 2009, Type 100. Extant length 18mm. Head diameter 8mm. Early 8th - mid 9th century.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-0D399E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver penny of Offa of Mercia, light coinage of London, Chick type 13, moneyer Athelweald, weight 1.10g, c.779-93
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-097DCA
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, cast copper-alloy, Anglo-Scandinavian (AD c. 1000-1125) Urnes-style zoomorphic prick spur neck. Description: The object comprises a copper-alloy tubular sleeve, decorated in Urnes style and with an iron core. The neck has zoomorphic decoration consisting of a beast's head with bulging, elongated eyes, moulded ears or crests and a moulded mouth, from which projects the corroded remains of the point of the iron goad. Two tendril-like mouldings curl back and down from the nose on each side of the face, creating a ridged channel on the underside. The wider end of the neck …
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-FA3108
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Strip Brooch or Pendant of Early Medieval date (AD 600-900). The retained portion of the object is sub-ovate in plan with all edges abraded and broken. From the presumed upper edge there is a single projecting integral spur. The upper face of the object has a punched decoration composed of a repeating semi-circle with dot within. This follows the borders of the object. There is a double line of the same decoration running longitudinally down the centre of the plate. In centre of both the upper and lower portions of the retained plate there are partially ret…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-F7D632
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Cruciform Brooch of Early Medieval date (AD 475-550). The object is composed of a sub-rectangular headplate divided into three smaller vertically set rectangular panels; the central panel is slightly proud of the flanking panels. The central panel is decorated at the left and right perimeter with a row of punched ring and dots. The top and bottom perimeters of the headplate are slightly concave. To the upper, left and right of the headplate is a half-rounded copper alloy collared knop, cast integrally with the headplate. The bow is arched and has a pronounc…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: WILT-BDAA05
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early medieval strap end of Thomas' Class B, type 1, probably dating to c. AD 750-1100. The strap end tapers from the sub-rectangular attachment towards a debased zoomorphic terminal, the junctures between the attachment end, shaft and terminal all deliniated by finely incised transverse collars. The expanded area of the attachment end is decorated with three rows of three ring-and-dot punches, with two rivet holes above the decorated area, both retaining an iron rivet in situ. The detail of the zoomorphic terminal is obscured by abrasion, but it can be seen to be elongated,…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-BCCB9A
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A much abraded cast copper alloy zoomorphic terminalled strap end of later early medieval (later Anglo-Saxon) date, late 9th Century, and probably of Thomas type A. The strap end is broadly rectangular. The top edge of the rectangle appears to have been broken off at an angle of about 20 degrees. The long sides taper slightly and terminate in a blunted point. The front of the strap end in profile is slightly domed and it tapers gradually towards the edges. There are unclear zoomorphic markings on the front. The strap end is cast as a solid piece. The back of it is flat with no clear markings.
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'TA104051', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-BC95A3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast lead spindle whorl of possible Early Medieval (720-850) date. The whorl is plan-convex with a slighly concave underside. Through it is a 7.0 x 5.0 centrally set, hole. Its face bears a pattern of angled, raised bar and the intention might have been to suggest runes although no coherent letters can be defined. Diameter 30.0mm, Height 15.4mm, Mass 53.32g. This whorl can be place in Walton Rogers (2007, 24-25). Type A1 which she dated to the Middle Anglo-Saxon period. The type was found at Flixborough, North Lincolnshire (Walton Rogers in Evans and Loveluck, 2009, Fig. 9.3 and can b…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-BC0555
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early Medieval silver penny of Harold II (AD 1066). PAX type (North 836) dating to 6th January to 14th October AD 1066. Minted at Oxford by Aelfwig. Ref: North 1994: 182. Overall dimensions: 18.57mm in diameter and 1.31g in weight.
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-B6CD4B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead strap end of early-medieval date. Description: The strap end is tongue-shaped with a rounded terminal and a straight edge at the attachment end. The attachment end is split to allow a strap to fit inside but the two sides are now squashed together. There are two rivet holes at the attachment end, each with a lead rivet still in-situ. The ends of the rivets have been flattened on the front of the strap end to secure them. On the back, the ends of the rivets are missing and just the two, circular rivet holes can be seen. Below the rivets, across the width of the front of t…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-A68581
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Anglo Saxon strap end, 31.9mm in length and 8.4mm wide, with a zoomorphic terminal and split end with two rivet holes, complete with copper alloy rivets. There is a single moulded transverse ridge and groove half way along the front of the object. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Cf Thomas class B, Type 1. Late 8th - 11th century.
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-A3BA59
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy cross-on-bird brooch dating to the Late Early-Medieval period (AD 800-1100). The brooch is in the shape of a bird with a cross projecting from the centre of its back. It is mostly intact with only part of the tail and the pin on the reverse missing. The upper surface is slightly convex, while the reverse is slightly concave with the remains of an integrated hook and catch plate for holding the pin. The bird is depicted in profile facing left with a rounded head, raised circular eye and a pointed beak that bends downwards. The body and neck are stocky an…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-9188F5
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Badly distorted and incomplete Middle Saxon copper alloy tweezers with one inturned blade missing. Both arms are decorated with seven punched ring-and-dots (one, one, two and, above the blade, three), and both splay more markedly in their lower part. Cf. Riddler, I. in Tester et al. 2014, fig. 8.10, especially no. 5634. Length c.49mm. Width 4 - 11.3mm. Mid 8th - mid 9th century.
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-9160AE
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Middle Saxon copper alloy pin with the lower part of the shank missing. The head is globular and there is a no collar. Rogers, N. in Evans and Loveluck 2009, Type 100. Head diameter 7mm. Early 8th - mid 9th century.
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8EE6F5
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Middle Saxon copper alloy pin with the lower part of the shank missing. The head is biconical with a wide medial band and there is a slight collar. Rogers, N. in Evans and Loveluck 2009, Type 330. Head diameter and length 7.5 and 6.5mm. Early 8th - mid 9th century.
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-8C6BEE
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy pommel cap from an Early Medieval, tenth century, Viking sword, Petersen Type S, Wheeler Type III, (Peirce, 2002, 102-107). The cap is lentoid and in the from of five conjoined lobes, reducing in size from the centre through which is a hole to accomodate the rivetted end of the tang. The cap is hollow and incomplete, most of one side is missing and there is a hole in one of the lobe. As is it difficult to see how this damage occurred it is possible that the cap was mis-cast. Length 62.8mm, Width 18.0mm, Height 23.6mm, Metal section 4.4mm thick. Mass 39.10g
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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