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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
    • Created by: Katie Hinds

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Record ID: WILT-B374B2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy gilded mount of Early-medieval date. The mount is in two fragments, it is circular in plan and broadly rectangular in cross section. The front face of the mount is decorated with a central knop surrounded by a circumferential groove and a raised circumferential band. The outer edge is also decorated with a circumferential groove and band. In between the mount is decorated with intertwined possible beasts. Due to wear it is difficult to discern. There are traces of gilding visible on on the front face. The reverse is undecorated, four incomplete circular proj…
Created on: Tuesday 21st May 2013
Last updated: Thursday 20th February 2014
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Record ID: WILT-9504B2
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Late Early Medieval/ Anglo-Scandinavian (1000-1100) zoomorphic stirrup terminal with influences from the Ringerike and Urnes styles (Williams, 1997). Part of one side is missing. It measures 44.78mm in length, max.9.60mm wide and 16.90mm deep (underside). It weighs 11.82g and is cast copper alloy and hollow to the reverse. To the front of the stirrup terminal is a small rounded forehead with two inverted-U shaped ears above, curling lappets and a wide jutting snout below (the latter forming the closed base of the stirrup terminal). At the open end (half of which is m…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cricklade', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-94D292
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Late Early-Medieval (1000-1100) copper-alloy harness link or cheek piece, comprising the terminal loop and part of the arm, and with a worn break across a (probably central) hole. It measures 37.39x26.96x5.13mm and weighs 9.87g. The terminal loop is lozenge-shaped with a knop at three corners, the arm extending from the fourth. It has an oval central hole (9.37x11.69mm), is slightly concave to the reverse and rounded to the front-face. The arm is D-shaped in cross-section (7.34x4.77mm) which terminates in a fragment of ring with a central piercing, 12.64mm in max. widt…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2012
Last updated: Thursday 25th October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cricklade', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-909497
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Early-Medieval - Medieval (600-1150) hooked tag, missing the tip of its hook. It belongs to Read's Early-Medieval Class A Type 6, 'heart-shaped', with two attachment holes and a central multiple-rings-and-dot. It measures 13.51x11.14x3.54mm and weighs 0.38g. The central dot pierces the metal and is surrounded by three grooved concentric circles (rings). Between the two pierced lobes is a smaller triangular projection, and either side of the top of the hook is a flat knop. The plate is 0.89mm thick. Read suggests a broad 7th to early 12th century date for s…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2012
Last updated: Thursday 25th October 2012
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Record ID: WILT-D6BD68
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval sceatta, secondary series J, imitative of BIIIB. It measures 12mm in diameter, weighs 0.99g, die axis 3, virtually unworn, and is apparently plated on a base metal core. Obverse: Pearl diademed head with angular nose right, within beaded border Reverse: Bird on cross, annulets on limbs, trefoils below, no pellets above the horizontal arm of the cross, double beaded border Date: c.710-725 Reference: M293-294, Abramson J100, J110, J120
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2012
Last updated: Thursday 20th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-BF3E25
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Late Early-Medieval (11th century) copper alloy openwork stirrup strap mount of Williams Class A, Type 11b. It is missing the apex. The base of the mount has a slightly angled moulding with two rivet holes for attachment. It measures 35.98x29.66x3.91mm and weighs 10.03g. The mount is triangular in basic shape with slightly convex long sides. It depicts a lion facing left on four legs with long neck and open jaws (with curling lappets) just below the broken apex (old damage). Two of the feet appear to have three toes each, although the mount is rather worn and all origi…
Created on: Monday 15th October 2012
Last updated: Saturday 7th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanton St Quintin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-88EB56
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probably Early Early-Medieval (c.400-600) opaque polychrome glass bead, conical in shape with a pronounced mid-rib around the centre. It is now a turquoise blue in colour with a possibly originally red contrasting colour in spiral trails around. Measures 6.68mm in length, max.7.45mm in diameter (min.c.5mm at either end) and weighs 0.38g. The central piercing is c.3mm in diameter.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 20th February 2014
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Record ID: WILT-228398
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Early-Medieval (AD 400-1066) brooch, missing its pin and axis bar, and part of one lug. It measures 40.47x(max)18.34x9.60mm and weighs 9.39g. The brooch has a rectangular head (18.34x9.57x7.21mm (inclusive of lugs to reverse. Without, 2.40mm thick). It is decorated with four c.1.7mm diameter holes, one in the middle next to either short edge (these pierce all the way through the metal) and two arranged vertically at the centre (these have the remains of a white substance within them and are obscured to the reverse by iron corrosion). To the reverse of th…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 20th February 2014
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Record ID: WILT-F4E336
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A hoard of two silver sceattas. 1) Primary series B1A/C Measuring 11-12mm, weighing 1.12g, die axis 9, slight wear. Obverse: Diademed head right, beaded serpent circle at 6 o'clock, blundered legend in margin Reverse: Bird to right on cross pattée, annulets each side, beaded serpent circle at 6 o'clock, blundered legend in margin Date: c.680-710 Reference: BMC Type 27b; cf. M 100, 105-106, 109 2) Secondary series G Measuring 11-12mm, weighing 0.98g, virtually unworn. Obverse: Diademed draped bust right, cross in front of face, beaded border Reverse: Beaded standard en…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Urchfont', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-8AAA87
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probably incomplete and very worn Early Early-Medieval (400-600) copper alloy sword scabbard chape, broken across one projecting loop and probably missing another. In profile it is U-shaped with a globular projection from the base. One arm ends in a damaged loop, the other (shorter) in a worn trefoil. Measures 35.55x8.42x12.79mm and weighs 6.25g. Both arms are D-shaped in cross-section, being flat to the inside surface. The longer one tapers from the base (6.67x3.58mm wide) to the pierced and rounded end (3.50x0.91mm, piercing 1.16mm wide but a squashed a little and with broken ed…
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-644532
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Early Early-Medieval sixth-century copper-alloy rectangular mount, rather bent (possibly from heat distortion) and missing one corner (jagged break). It measures 25.78x22.70x5.99mm and weighs 6.76g. To the reverse are two intact and one incomplete rivets, one in each corner. Those that survive measures 2-3mm in diameter. The thickness of the plate without the rivets is 3.00mm. The original patina seems to survive in the corners of the reverse with a missing pitted patch at the centre. At the centre of the plate is a square recess with raised and thickened walls flank…
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 13th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swindon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-EB4121
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver hooked tag with two attachment holes. It has a U-shaped plate with a basically straight upper edge shaped around the attachment holes; above each hole is a long curve flanked by a shorter curve or rounded point. The attachment holes are circular (c.1.5mm diameter), and have been punched from front to back, having a slight rough lip around their edge on the reverse. The plate is decorated on the front with incised lines. One line follows the outside of the edge and curves around the inside of the attachment holes; the border thus formed has seven triplets of transverse lines …
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2012
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heddington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-5682E4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Late Roman to Early Early-Medieval copper alloy Type H variant penannular brooch, usually 4/5th to 7th century in date with flattened expanded terminals and missing its pin. It measures 26.87mm wide, 26.68mm long and max.2.66mm thick. Weighs 2.30g. The frame is circular in cross-section and 2.66mm in diameter, flattening at the terminals to 1.67mm thick. The inside point of the triangular terminal extends a little way into the inside of the brooch. The metal is grey in colour and rather worn, and each terminal appears to have a circular indentation on each face. Anna…
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2013
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Record ID: WILT-D586E1
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An fragment of Middle Early-Medieval (720-900) copper alloy polyhedral-headed pin, consisting of the head and top of the shaft only. It measures 14.73mm in length and weighs 1.4g. The head (8.25x5.95x5.77mm) is in the shape of a cube with the corners cut off, and each cube face is decorated with a ring-and-dot stamp. Some facets, particularly towards the top of the pin, are badly worn and/ or corroded. There is apparently no collar below the head. The shaft is circular in cross-section and measures 1.77mm in diameter. It bends slightly before the break.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2012
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Breamore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-D53C76
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Early Early-Medieval (500-600) copper alloy gilt small square-headed brooch, consisting of the headplate and small portion of the bow only. It measures 13.11x15.35x5.24mm and weighs 1.9g. The headplate measures 15.35x8.34x2.03mm (without lug). At the centre of a sunken rectangular area are eight raised vertical ribs, the group being flanked with a rope-effect rib, decorated with transverse grooves. The gilding is mostly retained except on the vertical ribs. The bow above is 6.86mm wide and worn at the old break. It curves forwards slightly and survives to a length of…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2012
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Breamore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-B3ACF6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular copper alloy mount or possible pendant ornament of possible Early Early-Medieval date (c.500-750), with an openwork triskele design at the centre, each arm supported by a narrow projection from the surround. At the cetre of the triskele is a small circular depression. The object measures 64mm in diameter and varies in thickness between 0.8mm and 1.2mm, being thickest at the centre and thinning towards the edges, which are slightly convex from the front and concave from the back. It weighs 20.6g. To the reverse there are no signs of attachment. Kevin Leahy and Helen Geak…
Created on: Friday 15th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 25th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swindon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-AFEFB2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Early Early-Medieval (500-600) copper alloy gilt small square-headed brooch, consisting of the headplate (with single lug to the reverse) and part of the bow. It measures 24.95x18.58x12.76mm and weighs 4.21g. All breaks are ancient. The head plate measures 24.95x13.38x1.85mm (without lug). At the centre of a sunken area is a raised rectangular panel with two narrow ribs flanking the short edges and one narrow rib linking the outside pair of short ribs on the upper long edge (the other long edge is flanked by the top of the bow). Around the sunken area is a thickened ri…
Created on: Friday 15th June 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-A00353
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Late Early-Medieval (1000-1100) copper alloy possible harness pendant, in the style of a stirrup strap-mount of Williams' Class A Type 12, openwork version, but with a knop at the apex instead of a loop (rendering it useless as a stirrup strap-mount). It is broken at the end opposite to this (old break), where the flange of a stirrup strap-mount would extend (or the lugs for an axis bar if a harness pendant). Measures 37.45x34.70x3.77mm and weighs 9.89g. The diamond-shaped object features seven circular bosses positioned at the junctions of cross and frame. The frame a…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 10th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-46EC57
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval penny of Aethelstan (924-39), Crowned bust type, B.M.C. viii. Measures 21mm, weighs 0.81g, slight wear, two joining fragments of about half the coin. Obverse: Crowned bust right +ÆÐ[ELSTAN R]EX Reverse: Small cross pattée +BO[...MON]ETA Moneyer: BO...... or possibly RO...... Date: 924-939 Reference: North 673
Created on: Sunday 10th June 2012
Last updated: Thursday 20th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pewsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-361C86
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn copper alloy Early-Medieval - Medieval (600-1150) hooked tag, missing one corner and broken across one of the two attachment holes. It belongs to Read's Early-Medieval Class A Type 1, 'triangular'. It measures 32.01x11.04x4.49mm and weighs 0.97g. The front of the hooked tag is pitted, although much of the patina still remains. Just visible are a pair of linear grooves to the right of the intact attachment hole, one close to the edge, the other c.2mm in. The other edge has a linear groove c.2mm in. The surviving attachment hole is 2.45mm in diameter and almost …
Created on: Monday 28th May 2012
Last updated: Friday 27th November 2015
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