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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
    • Created by: Peter Reavill

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Record ID: HESH-0C8711
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of later early medieval, Anglo-Scandinavian date (1000 - 1100 AD) corresponding with Williams' Group B (openwork) . The stirrup strap mount is broken along its upper edge and the surface is worn smooth and patinated. It is now an irregular pentagonal shape in plan with a slight convex (domed) front and a concave rear face. The central design is pierced and the edges of the mount are slightly bevelled. In profile the mount is sub-rectangular (D Shaped) and in cross section the mount is arched (C shaped). On the reverse of the lower edg…
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0AAB37
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A much abraded cast copper alloy zoomorphic strap end of later early medieval (later Anglo-Saxon) date, 800 - 1000 AD. The strap-end is broadly sub-rectangular in plan with two parallel sides. Those sides taper slightly along their length and terminate in a blunted point. The cross section of the strap end is sub-rectangular (D shaped) and profile is slightly bowed. The edges of the strap-end are also bevelled. The majority of the strap end is cast as a solid piece, with the exception of the widest part of the terminal which divides, in profile, forming a '<' shape. The leather stra…
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-B90D1E
Object type: STAFF
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy terminal or head from a cross-staff of later early medieval or Norman date (AD 1000 -1200). The staff terminal is broadly sub-spherical in plan and profile being cast in a single piece. From the lower half / base a cylindrical / tubular socket extends. The head of the socket is decorated with a cast pierced pattern of lattice like openwork. The upper series of holes are triangular with projecting sub-spherical knop like projections on each corner; however, the lower holes are irregular pentangles or diamonds with two similar shaped knops positioned vertically betwee…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ercall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-07F155
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy weight of uncertain but probable later early Medieval date (AD 750-1050). The weight is rectangular in plan and profile. The upper surface has an inset copper alloy disc - possibly a coin. The disc is heavily corroded but may possibly have once been styca or similar coin of early medieval date. One corner on the upper face of the weight has a single irregular oval shaped depression - possibly a casting flaw. All other surfaces are plain and undecorated. 'Viking' weights are known from the Danelaw with coins and other items inset within them. These are usually circular…
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-62594A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Eardisland Excavation 2000-2010 Site Summary: Finds were made during the excavation of a mound in the grounds adjacent to the dwelling: Burton Court Eardisland. The trench in which the majority of artefacts were found measured 5 metres by 3 metres. The stratified assemblage of pottery is of regional importance being especially well preserved and evidence for a domestic non-castle medieval site dating from the twelfth to early thirteenth centuries (1100-1250) Site number: BC 03 Context number: 105 A single body sherd of Stamfordware Fabric Type…
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-26E9D1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small silvered and gilt cast copper alloy sword belt mount dating to the later Early Medieval period (9th Century). The mount is rectangular in plan and cross section. The reverse face is rough cast with an uneven surface from which emanates four broken stubs; these are the remains of small projecting spikes which would have secured the mount to a scabbard or sword belt. The upper surface is chip carved with a complex and intricate design positioned around a central vertical bar which is flanked by two lozenges and two pairs of crude flowers; flanking this are small vertical crosses …
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hanmer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-66049B
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy triangular pendant / miniature axe / axe pendant of probable Early Medieval (AD 750-1100) or possible Roman (AD 50-350) . The axe is a stylised model being broadly triangular in plan and rectangular in section across the blade. In profile the upper section of the axe (butt) expands to form a circular loop which is irregular being abraded through wear. The transverse hole has an internal diameter of 5.1mm. Beneath the loop the two axe faces are decorated with raised / high relief geometric designs. The front face has two distinct panels of decoration The upper panel i…
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 1st December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caersws', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-10CDEA
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Specialist Treasure Report for H.M. Coroner: 2015-T764: A silver blunt hooked tag / dress hook from Briston, Norfolk HM Coroner: Mrs Lake District: Norfolk Date: Later Early Medieval (AD 750-1000) Findspot: Briston Date of discovery: 19th September 2015 Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector Description: The hooked tag is formed with a circular plate which is pierced by two circular perforations positioned at one end. These holes are unworn and circular (2.5mm). At the opposite end is a complete rearward-facing hook which extends …
Created on: Friday 16th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Briston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6CF669
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver sceat / sceatta dated to the period 680-765. The coin is most probably from the 'Porcupine Series' - Series E (AD 710-765) which were struck in Frisia. The edges of the flan are shaped / clipped to shape. Below the porcupine on the obverse are possible the letters North: 48
Created on: Monday 14th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-7EC6C3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An eroded and abraded fragment of copper alloy - most probably the remains of an Anglo-Scandinavian interlace brooch of later early medieval or medieval date 1000- 1100 AD. The brooch is heavily eroded and partially preserved; it is broadly triangular in plan and D shaped in cross section. The upper face has the remains of an interlaced design whilst the reverse is flat and undecorated. On the edge of the reverse face are the rmenants of two cast pierced projections from which a hinged pin would have fitted. The artefact is a mid purplish brown colour with an abraded slightly dusty sur…
Created on: Thursday 15th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: HESH-C9EF2A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Specialist Treasure Report for H.M. Coroner: 2014 -T880: A silver pierced coin or Sceat / Sceatta of Early Medieval date HM Coroner: Mr Mark Bricknell District: Herefordshire Date: Early Medieval (AD 700 - 710) Findspot: Kington Area. Date of discovery: October 2014 Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector Description: A broken and pierced early-medieval silver sceat of Primary Phase Series C2. The coin dates to c.AD 700-710 and was probably minted in Kent. Approximately a quarter of the coin is missing, broken across what appears t…
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Friday 19th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-15FBA7
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy hooked tag (Lewis / Naylor Type: A1.c.iii) of later Early medieval date (AD 700 - 1000). The tag consists of a circular shaped plate pierced in two places on the upper edge. From the lower edge of the plate a thickened triangular shaped blunt point extends, this is integrally cast and is folded back upon itself to form a blunt hook. The tip of this point is broken and the hook element is lost. The upper surface of the plate is decorated with an incised design based around an irregular equal armed cross; each arm of the cross is formed from an irregular sub-triangu…
Created on: Tuesday 25th March 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eldersfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-09E538
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Report for HM Coroner Silver strip from Hemington Area, Somerset Treasure Number: 2013 T854 PAS Database number: HESH-09E538 Period: Early Medieval Date of Discovery: May 2011 Circumstances of discovery: Metal detecting Description: A very small and incomplete silver strip of unknown function. The strip is rectangular in section and slightly curved in profile. It is broken off jaggedly at one end, and at the other is a small 'step' that is thinner than the rest of the strip. This also appears to be a broken edge. The artefact has a slight taper, the end with t…
Created on: Thursday 5th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 8th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hemington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-B925B6
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy strap fitting / double ended strap link (also known as: strap union, bridle link, bridle cheekpiece, rein link or harness link) of later Early Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) date (1000-1200). The central element is unusually decorated with a debased relatively crude styled beast - possibly a dragon or wolf. The strap fitting is irregular in plan and broadly D shaped in cross section. The central section contains the beast and from this two horizontal arms / bars project. Each horizontal arm tapers and then expands to form a triangular / lozenge (diamond) sha…
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leintwardine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0FD355
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early medieval silver sceat, Primary Phase (c.680-710); series BIa-c copy (probably) with lettering not appropriate for BII (variety without cross in front of bird on reverse); c.695-700. Obverse: Diadem head right (double row of pellets in diadem) within circlet of pellets ending in horizontal V at 9 o'clock representing a snake. Inscription: [...]VIINOOAV[...] Reverse: Bird sitting right on cross with an annulet at the end of each horizontal arm. Bird and cross contained within ring of pelletsending in horizontal V at 7 o'clock representing a snake. Inscription: initi…
Created on: Wednesday 30th October 2013
Last updated: Sunday 2nd March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Albrighton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-24A9D4
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Specialist Treasure Report for HM Coroner Date: Later Early Medieval period - 9th-10th Century AD Description: Silver hooked tag. The plate is sub-triangular or drop-shaped with convex long sides. There are with rounded projections at the upper corners which are perforated by circular holes of diameter 1.4mm; the holes have bevelled edges to the front, making them appear counter-sunk. The long edges of the plate are curved, expanding downwards from the attachment holes and then tapering as they curve into a complete backwards-bending sharp hook. The centre of the plate has a …
Created on: Tuesday 14th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Prees', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-117A76
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver penny of Offa - South Eastern Mint - Light Coinage 765- c.792 - Cross of Lobes Type. Moneyer - Bahhard (Bagheard) North *279 CEB 22
Created on: Wednesday 1st May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nantwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-EADCB1
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of later early medieval, Anglo-Scandinavian date (1000 - 1100 AD) corresponding with Williams' Group A Type 12 - openwork. The stirrup strap mount is a lozenge (diamond) shape in plan with a slight convex (domed) front and a concave rear face. The central design is pierced and the edges of the mount are slightly bevelled. In profile the mount is sub-rectangular (D Shaped) and in cross section the mount is arched (C shaped). At the apex of the mount is an abraded rectangular projection with a circular cast hole through it (diameter 2.…
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Sunday 7th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bridgnorth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-CB5842
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a cast copper alloy 'Winchester Style' strap end of later early medieval date (900 - 1100 AD). Only the very tip of the strap end survives - the beaks on the edges are all heavily eroded . In plan the fragment is semi-circular (D shaped) and in section it is lentoid. The exterior edge is decorated with a series of D shaped arches, from the base of each arch a lentoid rib extends which conjoin at the mid point. The centre of each rib is decorated with a single incised line - possibly inlaid with niello. In the area between the ribs are two cast irregular oval / teardrop …
Created on: Sunday 10th March 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'High Wych', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A2B977
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy zoomorphic Cheek Piece of Williams Type 3 (11th century AD). The link is incomplete; it consists of the central cast boss and a single arm. There is a break at the cast terminal which suggests two slight projections (one from near each corner) extended - these breaks are heavily worn and corroded suggesting the damage is old. In plan the link is broadly rectangular - whilst the section varies between sub-rectangular and D shaped. The central boss is decorated with a cast debased animal head design with lentoid shaped ears below which are recessed eyes and a triangular…
Created on: Sunday 24th February 2013
Last updated: Thursday 24th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow', grid reference and parish protected.


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