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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: DENO-ABEF13
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A glass late Roman to Anglo-Saxon bead dating to the fourth to seventh centuries AD. The bead is globular and decorated with white and pale blue crossed waves and yellow and green eyes. It is made from opaque black glass with six pellets of opaque yellow glass arranged around the edge. Each yellow glass pellet has a translucent green glass pellet near its centre. These pellets are known as 'eyes'. Additionally there is a pattern of raised lines of opaque white and pale blue glass, known as crossed waves. These lines are incomplete, indicating that some of the glass has worn away. T…
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: DENO-938F3D
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case 2005 T392 Date: Late 9th-11th century Description: A gold ingot of short, sub-rectangular section, the top and bottom faces hammered flat and there are also hammer marks on the sides. It would have been cast in a simple open mould either roughly cut in stone, or perhaps drawn in the earth with a stick. Discussion: Viking period gold ingots are more unusual than silver. A large number of silver ingots of the Viking period have been found mainly in hoards in England, Ireland and the Netherlands, as well as in Scandinavia. Silver ingots from the region of the Danel…
Created on: Thursday 8th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Leverton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-92C3BB
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case 2000 T199 Date: First quarter of the 7th century Description: Boar's head terminal made of gold and inlaid with garnets. The board's head is damaged at the back where it has been torn away from a larger object. Its structure is complex: the shape of the head is built up using deep cells with robust walls which are soldered onto a sturdy base-plate. The cells are largely covered by sheet gold except where they contain small, well cut garnets which are skillfully used to create the boar's characteristic features: the tusks are clearly defined with triangular garnets,…
Created on: Thursday 8th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nornay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-6BE71D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron Iron Age, Roman or early medieval spearhead (c. 500 BC - AD c. 1000). The spearhead has a conical socket. At the apex the socket becomes a long midrib running the entire length of the blade. The blade is broadly kite-shaped. From the socket the first quarter of the blade expands with straight edges. It then tapers gradually with concave edges for the next two quarters of its length. It then tapers more abruptly with straight edges for the last quarter of its length to the tip. Overall, it measures 282 mm long, 49.1 mm wide and 25.3 mm thick. The socket has an external diameter …
Created on: Thursday 25th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: DENO-ED172D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy early medieval "ball-ended" strap fitting dating to the 11th century AD, missing one of its ends. The surviving part of the object is formed from a roughly rectangular-shaped plate, the complete end terminating with three circular knobs. Decoration consists of pairs of openwork shapes: two circles at the complete end, then two small trefoils, then two larger trefoils (one of which is incomplete due to the break. The plate is also decorated with incised lines. On each of long edges of the plate is a copper alloy rivet. Overall, the object measures 33.4mm long…
Created on: Monday 12th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 12th December 2016
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Record ID: DENO-0378EF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a lead alloy (or heavily leaded copper alloy) possibly early-medieval/Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooch (AD c.500-c.600), consisting of part of the bow. The fragment is has two parallel sides and is broken at both ends. The reverse is concave along the centre and the obverse is convex, rising to a distinct hump at one end, which is V-shaped in cross-section. The other end is flatter. There is a raised transverse ridge dividing the humped end from the flatter end. Overall, the fragment measures 23.4mm long, 16.4mm wide and 7.3mm thick. It weighs 6.06g.
Created on: Thursday 1st December 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th May 2017
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Record ID: DENO-E40172
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy early-medieval/Anglo-Saxon/Viking strap end (AD c.800-c.1100), missing its attachment end. Overall, the object measures 34.8mm long, 13.2mm wide and 4.5mm thick. It weighs 6.4g. The strap end has broadly parallel sides and a trapezoidal cross-section. It has a pointed zoomorphic terminal, which is moulded and represents an animal head with large semi-circular eyes and ears. Above the head is a short rectangular shaft with bevelled side edges. This part is decorated with a zigzagged pattern which may represent a snake. Above the shaft is a moulded stylised hu…
Created on: Friday 1st April 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th April 2016
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Record ID: DENO-2150DA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver early medieval penny of Offa of Mercia. Light coinage, lozenge obverse, uncertain mint, moneyer Alhmund (AD 765-792; North 282).
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Last updated: Friday 1st April 2016
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Record ID: DENO-A12ED5
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy early-medieval strap end (AD c.800-c.900), missing its attachment end. Overall, the object measures 28.5mm long, 11.9mm wide and 2.8mm thick. It weighs 3.66g. The strap end is tongue shaped and has a flat rectangular cross-section. It has a zoomorphic terminal, which is moulded and represents an animal head with large round ears. There is a decorative panel above it which appears to show an animal seated left in profile with its head turned to face right. The strap end is therefore a Thomas (2004) Class A Type 1 strap end, decorated in the Trewhiddle style. T…
Created on: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Record ID: DENO-A0BB3A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy early-medieval cruciform brooch (AD c.500-c.600), missing its head and bow, its catchplate and part of the foot. It consists of only part of the half-round panel, the horse headed terminal and the spatulate extension from the brooch's foot. Overall, the fragment measures 35.9mm long, 15.1mm wide and 4.8mm thick. It weighs 6.49g. The fragment is is in very good condition and most of the details of the decoration are still visible. The half-round panel is decorated with three transverse ridges and two smaller ridges in one of the gaps. The horse's brow is de…
Created on: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th November 2015
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Record ID: DENO-787AE4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) small long brooch (AD c.500-c.600), missing its bow, its foot, its pin and parts of its top and side knops. Overall, the fragment measures 17.8mm long, 22.1mm wide and 6.3mm thick. It weighs 4.51g. All that survives is the head of the brooch. It is broadly rectangular and flat with rectangular projecting knops or lappets at the top and sides. These are decorated with an outer border of ring-and-dots. On the centre of the reverse is the hinge for the pin. Only the stump of the pin survives (a relatively recent break) and iron c…
Created on: Monday 2nd November 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd November 2015
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Record ID: DENO-E1A37C
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy probably Anglo-Saxon (AD c.500-c.600) mount in the shape of a fish, missing its tail and the tip of its head. Overall, the object measures 19.2mm long, 9.3mm wide and 1.1mm thick. It weighs 0.6g. The mount is fish-shaped; the dorsal and pectoral/pelvic fins survive as projections from the upper and lower edges of the mount. The mount is flat (rectangular in cross-section) and features of the fish, its scales, gills as well as details of the fins are engraved. The eye is formed by a copper alloy rivet. The mount is quite similar to a shield mount from M…
Created on: Monday 26th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
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Record ID: DENO-AB5DEA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy early-medieval/Anglo-Saxon (AD c.525-c.570) great square-headed brooch, missing everyting except the bow and part of the headplate. Overall, the fragment measures 48.6mm long, 32.1mm wide and 11.5mm thick. It weighs 18.6g. The surviving part of the headplate consists of the inner panel and small fragments of the second panel. The bow is almost completely intact, but nothing below it survives. The whole fragment is gilded but the the gilt has worn off the more exposed raised areas. The inner panel of the headplate is decorated with an inverted face mask.…
Created on: Tuesday 29th September 2015
Last updated: Friday 6th November 2015
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Record ID: DENO-A54175
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy possibly early medieval (AD c.500-c.600) possible great square-headed brooch or possible medieval mount (AD c.1100-c.1400). If it is a brooch, it consists of part of the head plate. If it is a mount it is missing more than half its original volume. Overall, the object measures 21.7mm long, 33.6mm wide and 4.7mm thick. It weighs 9.23g. The object is broadly in the shape of a right-angle triangle, but with a irregular hypotenuse edge which appears to have been caused by an old break. The object is mostly flat, but there is a pair of short projecting lugs …
Created on: Tuesday 29th September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 1st October 2015
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Record ID: DENO-AD0E0D
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy early medieval/late Anglo-Saxon/Viking (AD c.750-c.1100) styliform strap end, missing the tip of its terminal and the end of the attachment end. Overall, the strap end measures 47.3mm long, 7.2mm wide and 3.0mm thick. It weighs 2.46g. The strap end is very worn but appears to be a Thomas (2004) Class B Type 1, distinguished by its zoomorphic terminal, the decorative transverse grooves and its overall shape. At the incomplete attachment end, the strap end slightly narrows to a rectangular strip. Here the decoration survives better than on the rest of the obje…
Created on: Thursday 17th September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th October 2015
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Record ID: DENO-E601A3
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Period: Early Medieval Date of Discovery: Early June 2015 Circumstances of discovery: Whilst metal detecting Description: An incomplete early medieval gold pendant. The pendant is lunate in shape with terminals curved into a spiral. These terminals are now twisted and distorted, one forwards and one backwards. Originally the spiral terminals would have curled inwards underneath the pendant. The left-hand terminal (as viewed) has a tiny protrusion of gold sheet on the bottom, decorated with a filigree figure-of-eight motif. This feature is missing from the right-hand terminal,…
Created on: Tuesday 21st July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kelham Hills', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-6017B9
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy early medieval (AD c.800-c.1000) strap end. Overall, the strap end measures 38mm long and 9mm wide. The strap end is a Thomas (2004) Class B1, distinguished by its zoomorphic terminal, the decorative transverse grooves and its overall shape. The strap end is convex on the obverse and has an animal headed terminal and two pairs of transverse grooves, one immediately behind the head and the other halfway along its length. The strap end narrows in the centre and then expands towards the attachment end. The attachment end divides into front and rear parts between which the …
Created on: Sunday 3rd May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 17th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-7B4553
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver early-medieval sceatta. AD c.675-750. Possibly standard reverse type.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-E1CDD0
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Anglo-Scandinavian (AD c. 1050-1125) Urnes style prick spur. Overall, the spur measures 34.8mm long, 15.6mm wide and 7.8mm thick. It weighs 11.19g. The spur encloses an iron fragment, which projects slightly from either end. The spur has zoomorphic decoration consisting of a beast's head with bulging elongated eyes, long ears or crests and an open mouth, from which projects the point of the iron goad. Two tendrils curl back and down from the nose, one on each side of the face, meeting in the middle on the reverse. They project outwards and backwards, and a ho…
Created on: Friday 13th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Everleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-7B01A7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver early medieval sceat, Type 30 mule (AD c.710-c.760; cf. Finn 13/43 and Abramson P910).
Created on: Thursday 15th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shrewton', grid reference and parish protected.


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