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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
    • Created by: Walter (Jo) Ahmet

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Record ID: KENT-03FFC4
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast later Early-Medieval Anglo-Scandinavian (11th Century), copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams Class A type 11a (1997, 58). Description: The mount is sub-triangular in plan with a straight base edge and two long slightly convex edges converging at the now broken apex, The eye of the lion has been drilled creating a new rivet hole after the pinnacle one snapped away. The front of the mount depicts a right-facing lion, standing on three legs with one foreleg raised and the head bent up and back, facing upwards; executed in high relief. The tail curls between th…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-889D99
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast circular gilt copper-alloy mount or escutcheon possibly from a hanging bowl or harness fitting of fifth to seventh-century date. Description: The mount is disc shape and quite flat. The decoration is cast in relief and has a raided outer rim. The underside shows some blobs or scars of corrosion product possibly corresponding to a solder by which it was attached to the vessel. The decoration comprising a central recessed circular field that may once have held a setting of some kind but which is now missing, possibly of garnet, glass or white paste. Around this central circle is…
Created on: Monday 5th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F46F4E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A pair of cast silver buckle loops, found in close association with each other, dating to the late 5th -6th centuries. Description: Both buckles are D-shaped with a narrowed offset bar for the tongues, now missing. The faces of each buckle are heavily finished and bevelled, leaving them faceted on their outer edges and smooth on the inner surfaces. The smaller of the two buckles (b) is smoother and faceting less obvious than buckle (a). Some iron corrosion is present on both buckles' strap bars, likely due to the attachment of the now missing buckle tongues, a common feature of such…
Created on: Monday 29th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-CE4C4C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early-medieval stirrup-strap mount, dating to the 11th century, of Williams (1997) Class A, Type 4, Description: The mount has an oval frame, trilobate apex and expanded base. The frame is decorated with a highly devolved hirsute human mask cast in relief within a raised border which runs the circumference of the oval frame. The raised frame may in fact be a pair of framing ribbon-form beasts whose tails curl into spirals which flank the apex lobe. The head ends of the two beasts would curl around the lower two rivet holes at the outside corners of the wide base. s although are so …
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-AA9A22
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small copper-alloy sheet appliqué of possible early-medieval date. Description: The appliqué survies as a roughly regular fragment of shee copper-alloy, with a stamped design in counter relief visible on its surface. The design is semi-circular in plan consisiting of an outer border of two lines of small parralel dots and a large internal double S-scroll. In each of the three bends is another dot and three dots form a triangle in the corners of the semi-circle. Measuerements: 17.45mm long, 13.76mm wide, 0.54mm thick and 0.61g in weight. Discussion:Identity of this object is tent…
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-A85FA5
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bone bead of possible early-midle Early Medieval date c.AD 475-800. Description: The bead is almost a flat disc shape with one flat side and one slightly raised dome side. The bead has evidence of working along its face as shown by various scratches. It is a off white/brown colour and has some green copper-alloy stianing perhaps from a now missing suspension ring. Measurements: 13.9mm in diameter, 2.91mm thick and 0.59g in weight. Discussion: A similar bead to this was recovered from a sunken feature building at the nearby Anglo-Saxon settlement at Lyminge, which was suspended on …
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 5th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-06BE02
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast incomplete and worn Early Medieval Ansate also known as a 'caterpillar' brooch, fitting Thörle's group IV (Weetch Ansate type IV), dating c.AD 650 to AD850. Description: The brooch is of symmetrical bow form with square terminals that are slightly wider the bow. The bow is angular rather than rounded. Catchplate and pin arrangement is of standard type having a double, H-shaped pin-lug and curved catchplate. The pin survives only as a rust around the pin lug and catchplate. The upper surface of the brooch has incised decoration consisting of a diamond formed of four incised lin…
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-F6B67E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy object, possibly a weight of 10th-12th century date (see discussion) Description: The object is rectangular in plan and has slightly warped meaning it is no longer flat. The reverse is undecorated and entirely unfinished remaining very rough. The top face has a very worn depiction of an armed? and helmeted figure facing left. They appear to be wearing a nasal helmet with a rim of studs, the rest of the figure is harder to discern. Possibly a triangular body has a spear over one shoulder. The object is heavily patinated and worn. Measurements: 38.25mm long, 29.75mm w…
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-5EDF48
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver strap-end c. 9th-10th centuries in date Description: It is sub-rectangular in shape with gently convex sides that taper towards the terminal, now lost. The opposite end is split to take a strap, and pierced for the addition of two rivets, now missing. The shape of the split end is lobed around these rivets with a small knop between. The central part of the plate is decorated with an interlace and zoomorphic motif showing two facing beasts in profile, with deep chests and their limbs interlacing beneath. Each animal has a drilled eye, blunt muzzles, incised 'col…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 11th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-5E6A92
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Anglo-Saxon Coin pendant utilising a pseudo imperial solidus of Cross-on-steps type (North No. 28/1, Stewart A.93/92), dating c.AD 640-670. Description: Obverse: Bust right wearing diadem of two rows of large petals and ornamental drapery. Legend: 'ƆNAT[o o]TAVCo' legend starts at 7 o'clock. Reverse: Cross potent on pyramidal pedestal of four steps. Legend: 'hITnP PnTIh' Blundered, Mirrored first h is reversed?. 'oWo' in exergue. Die axis 12 o'clock . The pendant has an incomplete suspension loop at roughly 12 o'clock of typically ribbed form, it is warped and incomplete. The …
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hoo Penisula', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-E48671
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy stirrup strap-mount of the late early-medieval period, dating from c. AD 1000 - AD1150. It finds its closest parallels in Williams's Class A, Type 1 mounts, with typical pentagonal form and unadorned. Description: It is pentagonal in form with semi-circular suspension loop at the apex that has a single circular rivet hole. Each side of the plate has a triangular projection with small projecting knops at top and bottom, the upper knops flank the suspension loop. There are two circular rivet holes through the base which correspond with the flange at right angl…
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-91A843
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast late later early-medieval Anglo-Scandinavian, copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams Class B type 3 (1997, 92-94). Description: The fragment represents just under 50% of the mounts full size. The mount is dominated by a single central beast head with decoration picked out in openwork relief. The upper two corner holes are almost certainly rivet holes. The two central pairs of holes are likely meant ot represent the ears of the beast head. Helping frame the larger head may be to very worn upright beasts as on those illustrated by Williams (1997, 9). The breaks …
Created on: Monday 25th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 27th September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-FAA857
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The worn arm from a pair of copper-alloy tweezers of early Early-Medieval date. Description: The arm element narrows towards one end where it curves slightly towards one end which likely relates to the curving loop at the top of the tweezers attaching it to the other arm. The tweezer arm is decorated with a raised central ridge with pellets along each side. The pellets are not regularly spaced. The breaks are relatively unworn but still patinated so likely occurred during deposition but not recently. Measurements: 31.24mm long, 6.31mm wide, 2.48mm thick and 1.78g in weight. Discussi…
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-964094
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small complete Early-Medieval cast copper-alloy buckle with near complete sheet metal buckle plate, dating from the late 6th to early 8th centuries AD. Description: The buckle is formed from a cast elongated oval frame with a circular cross-section and a small wire pin which droops slightly over the frame. The rectangular sheet copper-alloy buckle plate is undecorated and folded round the frame with a hole cut in the middle to allow the pin to be added. two rivet holes are present at the opposite end of the plate to the buckle. Both rivets are entirely missing. The entire set is hig…
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-989C9C
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete and marginally worn wound glass bead of likely early Early-Medieval date c.450-700. Description: The bead is of annular form with even thickness and perforation for out. The matrix of the glass is a light translucent green-yellow colour. It is decorated with opaque yellow-white coloured glass. The trailing is heavily embedded into the matrix and has only come away leaving a concave dimple in surface of the bead in a few spots. The trailing is however quite worn around the widest edge of the bead and this is likely to have occurred during antiquity. Measurements: 18.17…
Created on: Friday 1st September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-978D77
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly worn, clipped and devolved silver Early-Medieval sceat of primary Series CZ, dating to the period c.680-710. Abramson 5.10, Spink 779A. Obverse: Devolved radiate bust of crude style right, [large jewel on crown], runic inscription before, framed in pellet lines above and below. Legend: 'ᚨᛈᚨ', translating as 'APA'. Reverse: Votive standard, beaded to three sides, [tufa above, horns at upper corners], Ts at lower, crosses pattée to sides and large cross pattée forming lower edge of the standard, annulets below arms. Coin has clipping along most edges and some signifi…
Created on: Friday 1st September 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
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Record ID: KENT-DAF487
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fine silver Early-Medieval sceat of 'Fleeing Biped', secondary phase Abramason 107.10 Series O.40 or Q related? dating to c.720-745. Measurements: 12.19mm in diameter, 1.6mmm thick and 1.05g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-DA0C12
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper-alloy Early-Medieval strap-end of Tomas Class A type 1, c.AD 775-950. Description: The strap-end is formed by a thin piece of copper split at the attachment end with two (now empty) rivet holes, only one of which remains intact. The strap end has even parallel sides, tapering slightly towards the terminal of the strap end. The terminal end is now missing but would likely have been a round eared zoomorphic head. The strap-end has snapped unevenly roughly across the mid point of its length. The decoration is formed of an incised simple fan or double pointed ov…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D8FBD7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy shoe shaped belt stud dating to the early Early-Medieval period, c.AD 450-600. Description: The studs consists of a 'shoe-shaped' plate with a flat face, round at one and long and pointed at the other, with a rounded concave waist. On the back are the remains of a projecting lug, originally with a pierced attachment hole for fixing to a belt. The lug has broken across this piercing. The front of the stud is heavily decorated with a cruciform motif made up of 5 aligned paired ring and dots from round end to where the narrow end gets to accommodate them a…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D62D73
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A pale gold Merovingian Frankish tremissis, minted at Quentovic by the moneyer Anglo, c.645-50 (Lafaurie group XIc nos 100-10, especially nos 107-8). Refs: Lafaurie 1996; Webster and Backhouse 1991: no. 144; cf EMC 2015.0323 Obverse: Diademed bust right. Legend: '+VVICCO FIT'. Reverse: Cross potent set on two stepped. Legend: '[AN]GL[O]MONET'. the irregular flan obscuring some detail, particularly on the reverse. Measurements: 11.13mm in diameter, 1.79mm thick and weighs 1.15g
Created on: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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