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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: YORYM-7E05BA
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete pair of copper-alloy tweezers of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 400 - 700. The tweezers are comprised of a single piece of metal folded in half to create two parallel plates with a D-sectioned loop for attachment at the apex. Below the loop the narrow D-sectioned neck extends, expanding to form wide triangular plates with inwardly curved terminals. The neck is decorated with a series of transverse grooves resulting in a ribbed effect. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The tweezers are 56.5mm long, 3.9mm wide at the neck, 14.6mm wide at the tweezing ends, 1.5mm thick …
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-687CCE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of Harthacnut dating to the period AD 1040 - 1042. Sole reign. Arm and sceptre type. Quadrilateral over short cross reverse. Unclear moneyer. Unclear of York. North, p.171, no.811.
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-685AD7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A broken silver penny of Edward the Confessor dating to the period AD 1044 - 1046. Radiate/Small Cross Type. Small cross pattee reverse. Moneyer uncertain. Mint uncertain. North Vol 1, p.181, no.816.
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-7F1A6D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy cruciform brooch of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 475 - 550. Only a single separately made half-rounded head knop remains. The knop has a domed top section with a narrowed waist and D-sectioned base. A short worn projection extends from the end of the base by which the knop would have attached to the brooch proper. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The object is 18.3mm long, 11mm wide, 7.7mm thick and weighs 5.1g. YORYM-13ED43 is a more complete head of a cruciform type brooch with similar knops though these are cast integrally to the head plate. Se…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-584FA0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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A complete copper-alloy buckle of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 500 - 650. Shield on pin type. The buckle is a single loop D-shape with a deeply angled frame and narrowed and recessed circular sectioned bar. A pin remains fitted around the bar by an open semi-circular loop. The pin is circular in section with an expanded square panel or shield from which the loop extend to the underside. The metal has a mid-green patina and is in fair condition. The buckle is 12.1mm long, 19.3mm wide, 7.9mm thick and weighs 7.3g.
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-2F1748
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy pin of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 1000. Only the head of the pin remains which is sub-ovate, tapering to one end in to a short, circular sectioned shaft which terminates in a worn break. The front surface of the pinhead is decorated with ten (10) ring and dot motifs. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a dark red/brown patina and is worn. The pin is 24.1mm long, 18.9mm wide, 2mm thick and weighs 4.2g. Several flat headed pins were found in York and are published by Mainman and Rogers (2000, p.2578) and date from the 9th or 10th century. …
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-086AAB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight with copper-alloy inserts of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 1100. The weight is rectangular in both plan and section. One side is inset with a sub-circular disc of copper-alloy. The opposite side retains two inset ovate strips of copper-alloy, one placed diagonally slightly off centre, the other across the top edge of the first creating a disjointed T shape. The remaining four sides of the weight are flat and undecorated though some pitting is present. The weight is 18.1mm long, 15.2mm wide, 12.7mm thick and weighs 27.9g. Viking weights are known from t…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-0481F6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy cruciform long brooch of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 450 - 600. All that remains of the brooch is the arched bow and zoomorphic terminal. The bow is arched with a D-shaped section and displays a worn irregular break to the upper edge. The lower end tapers to form a D-sectioned zoomorphic foot terminal, possibly in the form of a horse's head. The head has two sets of two raised knops representing a bulbous snout and eyes below double transverse ridge and groove. The reverse of the brooch is flat and undecorated with a broken and worn catchplate projecting. Th…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-DD16F0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy brooch of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 400 - 600. Probably a small-long type brooch. The head is sub-rectangular with much of the original edge being lost to old, worn breaks and a single semi-circular lug projecting from the reverse. From the centre of the lower edge of the head a D-sectioned arched bow extends terminating in a worn break. A raised ribbed collar is present at the junction of the head and the bow. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The brooch is 34.8mm long, 17.9mm wide, 4.9mm thick and weighs 12.2g. Similar example are illustrated…
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-9F55B2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete silver Northumbrian penny (or sceat) issued jointly under King Æthelwald Moll (759-65) and Archbishop Ecgberht of York (732 - 766). Ref: Naismith 2017: 117; cf. Abramson 2018, no 1036 (recorded under EMC 2012.0036). Legend around cross reverse type.
Created on: Friday 19th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 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
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-7C4A18
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy pin of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 700 - 900. The pinhead is polyhedral, with a single ring and dot decoration on each of the four main sides and the top. From the base of the head a circular sectioned shaft extends, tapering to a worn break. A worn raised collar is present at the junction between the head and the shaft. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The pin is 30mm long, the head is 8.6mm x 8.6mm wide, the shaft is 2.7mm in diameter and weighs 3.9g. Polyhedral-headed pins with ring-and-dot decoration are a common find from Middle-Saxon Engla…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-D55920
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of ceramic vessel of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 600 - 1100. The fragment is a rim sherd from an uncertain vessel type. The fabric is a dark grey with a lighter, pale-brown exterior. It contains common, ill-sorted, angular calcite inclusions. The sherd is 45.4mm long, 44.2mm wide, 9.2mm thick and weighs 22.5g.
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D4B228
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy strap end of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 750 - 950. The strap end is of Thomas' Class A, Type 1 with zoomorphic terminal and Trewhiddle style decoration. The strap end is sub-ovate in shape with a zoomorphic terminal at the closed end and an open split terminal at the attachment end. The lower plate of the attachment has been lost to a worn break. The zoomorphic terminal is in the form of a forward facing animal head. The decoration is too worn to be adequately determined. The central panel bears a Trewhiddle style beast facing left with head turned back over …
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6AC33C
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy pin of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 700 - 900. The pinhead is polyhedral, with a single ring and dot decoration on each side. From the base of the head a circular sectioned shaft extends, tapering to a worn point. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The pin is 44.3mm long, the head is 3.2mm x 2.7mm wide, the shaft is 1.7mm in diameter and weighs 0.8g.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6AA02D
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy pin of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 500 - 900. The pinhead is rectangular in both plan and section, moulded in a possibly zoomorphic design of a forward facing beast head. A single annulet is present on each face of the head and a triangular recess extending from the outer edge to just before the annulet on one side gives the impression of an eye and mouth. Each corner of the head of the pin has a small triangular cut out just below the edge resulting in a baluster-style effect. From the base of the head a circular sectioned shaft extends, bending slightly bef…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6A6EE6
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy pin of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 500 - 900. The pinhead is flat and rectangular, decorated on both sides with six annulets; three to either long edge. From the base of the head an ovate sectioned shaft extends, swelling slightly before tapering to a worn point. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The pin is 55.9mm long, the head is 4.5mm x 1mm wide, the shaft is 2.2mm in diameter and weighs 1.4g.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-69D86B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Northumbrian Anonymous blundered Styca dating to the period AD 850 - 867. Text mimicking moneyer name around central pellet reverse type. Mint of Northumbria.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-69C176
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Northumbrian Styca of Eanred dating to the period AD 810 - 840. Moneyer name around cross of pellets reverse type. Moneyer Fordred. Mint of Northumbria. North Vol 1, p.71, no.186.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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