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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: CAM-5D8F2E
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron axehead of Early-Medieval date. These early Anglo-Saxon 'Francisca', Frankish throwing axes date from the 5th to the 8th century AD. The example recorded in this PAS record is a type from early in the chronology of Francisca. The remains of this socketed tool-head weigh c.0.6kg (600.00g). It has a length of c.146.0mm, maximum width of c.37.0mm and maximum height of c.85.0mm. The butt-end of the tool is flat and sub-rectangular in shape measuring 41.5mm x 36.7mm with angular corners on all, but the upper, edges. The sides of the tool-head expand slightly with a convex curve to …
Created on: Sunday 29th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntingdon District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-2819F3
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is a complete Early-Medieval double-ended horse harness fitting or bridle link which dates from the 11th Century AD. The object is made of copper-alloy. The artefact measures 66.0mm in length and weighs 13.04g. There are two loops - one on either end connected by a central bar 29.5mm in length. Each loop measures 17.5mm on the outside edge and 13.1mm on the inside on the widest parts. Three knobs protrude from each loop, evenly spaced along the outside edge. One of the loops is considerably worn on the reverse between two of the knobs. The central bar which links the two loops has…
Created on: Friday 9th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-A7B5A8
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete late Early-Medieval copper-alloy horse harness fitting, probably a harness-link, which dates from the 11th Century AD. This fragment weighs 19.96g. The complete end comprises an oval loop with three evenly spaced knobs protruding from the outside edge. These knobs protrude out from the outer edge for an approximate length of 2.4mm and have a width of 6.2mm. This gives the terminal a maximum width of 25.0mm. An oval aperture is present at the centre of this terminal. The aperture measures 10.3mm on the same plane as the artefact's shaft and accounts for 12.2mm of the ter…
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-359946
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver sceat of Secondary Phase Series K (type 20), dating c.720-40, probably minted in Kent. Ref: Metcalf 1994: Obverse shows Crude, diademed and robed bust right, knotted wreath ties behind, long nose, small mouth, chalice in palm, quatrefoil before possibly representing fragrance. Reverse shows Single figure with cross-hatched tabard standing in crescent boat, with one long cross pommee left and bird in right hand. Die axis is 3 o'clock. Weight is 0.95g, diameter is 11.7mm, thickness is 1.6mm. The coin in in poor condition with green corrision products visible of the sur…
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntingdon District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-3587BB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver sceat of Secondary Phase Series R (probably Metcalf variety R8) dating c.730-50, minted in East Anglia. Ref: Metcalf 1994: 514-5. Beaded standard containing angular symbols and central annulet, representing degenerate TOTII legend, cross pommees to side, diagonals at angles Profile head or bust right, OVO - runic ep . Die axis is probably 3 o'clock. Weight is 0.96g, diameter is 12.7mm, thickness is 2.0mm.
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntingdon District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-34C689
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early-medieval silver penny of Aethelred II (978-1016), long cross type (North 774; c.997-1003), mint: Huntingdon, moneyer: Aelfric. Ref: North 1994: 159. Obverse shows A bare-headed bust left. Obverse legend reads ÆÐELRED REX ANGLO. Reverse shows a long cross voided, single pellet at centre, each limb terminating in three crescents. There is a die flaw visible in the second quarter of the reverse. Reverse reads +ÆL/FRIC/M_O(with pellet in centre of o)/NVNT. Die axis is 6 o'clock. Weight is 1.28g, diameter is 20.2mm, thickness is 1.0mm. See North, J.J., 1980. English Hammered…
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntingdon District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-EB1A71
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An undecorated polyhedral headed copper-alloy pin with single collar and swollen shaft. Probably middle Early-Medieval in date. The pin-head accounts for 6.5mm of the total length and is in the form of a cuboid with the corners cut off. The head measures 6.5mm x 6.3mm. Directly below the head is a collar that accounts for 1.1mm of the total artefact's length and has a diameter of 3.4mm. The circular cross-sectioned shaft has a diameter of 2.1mm, directly below the collar, and this remains approximately the same for a length of 38.9mm. The shaft then, quite abruptly, expands to an irre…
Created on: Monday 12th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-EA5AD5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval silver penny of Aethelred II (978-1016), long cross type (North 774; c.997-1003), mint: Huntingdon, moneyer: Aelfric. Ref: North 1994: 159. Obverse shows A bare-headed bust left. Obverse legend reads ÆÐELRED REX ANGLO. Reverse shows a long cross voided, single pellet at centre, each limb terminating in three crescents. There is a die flaw visible in the second quarter of the reverse. Reverse reads +ÆL/FRIC/M_O(with pellet in centre of o)/NVNT. Die axis is 6 o'clock. Weight is 1.38g, diameter is 20.9mm, thickness is 0.8mm. See North, J.J., 1980. English Hammered…
Created on: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntingdon District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-A1D975
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Anglo-Saxon Northumbrian Styca. The obverse is worn and almost completely illegible (an E is possibly visible and other almost visible marks suggest that this is possibly the first E in the obverse legend). The reverse reads +MONNE and has five pellets at the centre. The moneyer is Monne. Die axis is possibly 12 o'clock. Weight is 1.00g, diameter is 13.2mm, thickness is 1.5mm. Spink, 2004, 39th edition, p.97, no.865 suggests that this coin is a phase II styca of Aethelred II, first reign c. AD 841-843/4. However North Vol.I, pp.71-72, pl.2, no.23-31 cf.no.29 assigns …
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-F93288
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver hooked tag. Only the lower part of the plate survives, the upper part being lost to a transverse break. The shape of the surviving portion of the plate suggests that it was originally circular or tear-shaped. At the base of the place is a transverse collar at the junction with the hook. The collar is 3.7mm wide and 1.5mm thick, flat on the reverse and convexly ribbed on the front. Below the collar is the hook, which has a rectangular to sub-trapezoidal cross-section of 2.6mm width and 1.2mm thickness, being slightly narrower in width on the upper surface. This tap…
Created on: Monday 20th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: CAM-2CA569
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: City of Peterborough
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval small-long trefoil-headed brooch formed from cast copper-alloy. This artefact weighs 12.02g and is complete with the exception of a missing pin. The head is in the form of a cross with round-ended arms separated by small, sub-right angled to sub-semi-circular, indented clefts. The necks between each pair of clefts, that join the round-ended terminals of the arms to the central part of the brooch head, have a width of c.5.6mm on the side arms and 7.6mm on the central arm. The centre of the head is rectangular with a transverse (width) measurement of c.15.0mm and longi…
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 11th August 2017
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Record ID: CAM-F0C99B
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver pin with a polyhedral, or faceted, head on the stub of a circular-section shaft. The pinhead is formed of a cuboid with the corners cut off. The pinhead appears to be undecorated, with some scratches visible in places. The remains of the pin-shaft project from the base, with no evidence of a collar at the junction between shaft and pinhead.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: CAM-148C37
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete or almost complete late Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) c.11th century copper-alloy zoomorphic stirrup terminal. The stirrup terminal is 'C' shaped in cross section, with a hollow socketed reverse. Lighter corrosion product within the socket is indicative of lead solder. Remains of what appears to be an integral plate seem to cover the socket however very little of this survives meaning that the funtion of this copper-alloy protrusion is uncertain. This might possibly be one of the terminals that Williams discusses as potentially having been cast with the stirrup in pos…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-AC5510
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy hooked tag of early Early-Medieval to early Medieval date. This is a Read's Class A, Type 1 Cf. Read (2008) p.7-14. The artefact weighs 1.02g and consists of a triangular plate of 0.6mm thickness. The maximum width is 14.8mm narrowing to 3.2mm where a worn transverse break is present. The hook is missing as a result of this old break. The top edge of the tag is shaped, two convex curves arch over the circular attachment holes, which are located 1.0mm below the edge. A single tiny knob protrudes at each corner and two further tiny knobs protrude side-by-side …
Created on: Thursday 17th March 2016
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-190A27
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy strap-end of Early-Medieval date. The artefact is complete with the exception of a worn break across two of the four rivet holes. This almost complete strap-end is a Class A and probably type 2, See Gabor, T. 2003 The Finds Research Group AD700-1700 - Datasheet 32: Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age strap-ends 750-1100: Part 1. The strap-end weighs 1.84g and has a length of 33.5mm. The maximum width, across the concave sides, is 8.3mm. An animal-head terminal is present with a sub-rectangular decorative pannel located behind the ears. This pannel is formed by shallow thin …
Created on: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-338B95
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete gold and garnet stud dating to the early Anglo-Saxon period. The stud is circular and consists of a base-plate of gold sheet to which has been soldered a gold collar and cloisonné cells for garnets. The collar is made from a band of twisted, beaded wire running around the outside edge of the stud, and an inner border comprising a single strand of beaded wire. Some of the beading appears worn. Inside the collar is an upright gold strip forming an outer wall for the cloisonné cell-work. This wall curves slightly inwards towards the top, to form a cabochon shape for th…
Created on: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-BE3D9A
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Early-Medieval hooked-tag of B, aii, unlobed type (triangular shaped plate, ring-and-dot regular decoration, unlobed). The tag has a length of 19.9mm, thickness of 0.9mm and weighs 0.79g. The top of the plate has a maximum width of 11.9mm and two small notches have been cut from the edge to form a single small knob between and at the centre of this edge, which maintains the same height as a the rest of that edge. The top corners of the tag have been chamfered. Four deeply sunken dots are present on the upper surface of the plate, each surrounded by a single circular …
Created on: Wednesday 30th September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th September 2015
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Record ID: CAM-D6710C
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three silver Early-Medieval coins. - A three line Lunette 'type B' coin of Burgred, King of Mercia, AD 852-874. North number 424. Obverse shows a diademed bust right, the body breaking through the area of legend. Obverse legend reads BVRGRED REX. Reverse shows a three line Lunette, type B. Reverse inscription reads MON/+DVDDA/ETA. Moneyer is Dudda. Die axis is 6 o'clock. Weight is 1.38g, diameter is 20.4mm, thickness is 0.9mm. See North, J.J., 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London : Spink and Son Ltd, pp.100, no.424. - A thre…
Created on: Monday 7th September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-7F732C
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval copper-alloy tongue shaped strap-end, Class E Type 3: ribbed. The artefact is formed from a single piece of metal and would have been held onto the fabric or leather strap by three copper-alloy rivets only one of which now survives. The strap-end weighs 7.28g, has a length of 37.2mm, width of 16.5mm and thickness is 2.3mm. The reverse surface is smooth flat and undecorated. The majority of the upper surface is decorated with lateral linear designs. Along the full decorated length of the centre is a raised median rib of 2.5mm width. To either side of this ridge …
Created on: Thursday 3rd September 2015
Last updated: Friday 8th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-08E06D
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Early-Medieval strap-end with two surviving silver rivets. This tongue shaped strap-end is a Thomas Class E type. It weighs 15.12g, has a length of 37.3mm and width of 19.4mm. The decoration is relatively plain consisting of a band of three transverse grooves. On one surface these grooves are positioned horizontally, starting 25.4mm in from the rounded end, and occupy 4.1mm of the total length. On the opposite surface the band of lines occupies a similar location but are slightly diagonal sloping down towards the left edge. The upper edges of both sides of the strap-…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2015
Last updated: Friday 9th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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