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

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Record ID: KENT-6889F8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A cast incomplete and worn Early Medieval Ansate also known as a 'caterpillar' brooch, fitting Thörle's group X (Weetch Ansate type X), dating c. AD 700 to AD 900. Description: The brooch is of symmetrical bow form with rounded terminals that are slightly wider the bow. The bow is rounded with a raised transverse beaded ridge. There are is an additional raised ridge at the end of the terminals and a additional beaded ridges dividing the bow and the fee/headplate. Catchplate and pin arrangement is of standard type having a double, H-shaped pin-lug and curved catchplate. The pin surviv…
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-5A155D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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A complete fine Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) primary phase silver sceat minted c. AD 700-710, 'SAROALDO' type, Trefoils in reverse sub-type, Abramson (2012, 57) Group 7 variety 40 (7-40). Measurements: 11.76mm in diameter, 1.82mm thick and 1.18g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-2B6938
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A fragment of cast heavily worn copper-alloy object, possibly a Stirrup Side Terminal dating to the 11th century. Description: The object survives as a short length of linear concavo-convex element, probably forming a half tube. At one end appears to be a raised collar. The patination is very bright and subsequently the objec tis a bright turquoise colour.. Measurements: 20.13mm long, 15.65mm wide 13.74mm thick and 9.19g in weight. Discussion: This may be an Early-Medieval stirrup terminal and of Anglo-Scandinavian manufacture with influences from the Ringerike and Urnes styles (Wil…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-87B0F3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Early-Medieval/Anglo-Saxon 'pale' gold transitional sceat of Transitional/Pre-Primary Phase Series PaIII, dating c.675-680. Ref: Metcalf 1993: 76-7. Abramason No. 1.50 This type is traditionally listed as part of the 'pale' gold sceat series but both this example and the similar KENT-FB0391 are basically silver. Measurements: 11.45mm in diameter, 1.51mm thick and 0.42g in weight.
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-BF7605
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval silver penny of Offa of Mercia (757-96), Heavy Coinage (c.792-6), mint: Canterbury, moneyer: Deimund (Chick 222; North 321). Refs: Chick 2010, plate 25; North 1994, 89. The coin is slightly abraded around the edge (on obverse 12 o'clock to 3 o'clock). Measurements: 18.94mm in diameter, 0.83and 1.3g in weight
Created on: Friday 16th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7D312C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and fragmented early-medieval silver penny of Aethelred II (AD 978-1016), helmet type (c.AD 1003-1009; North 775), probably minted by Leofman or Wineman possibly at York . Ref: North 1994: 159. Measurements: remaining Diameter: 19.57 mm, 8.3mm wide, Thickness: 0.87mm and Weight: 0.37g
Created on: Thursday 1st March 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-421146
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early-medieval silver penny of Harthacnut's joint reign with Harold I (1035-37), Jewel Cross type (AD1036; North 808 bust 5), mint: Lewes, moneyer: Northman. Ref: North 1994,171. There is chipping around the edge of the coin and a crack across part of the flan. Measurements: 17.35mm in diameter, 0.89mm thick and 0.97g in weight
Created on: Monday 26th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
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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 betwee…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-034008
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn early-medieval silver penny of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), Small Flan type (c.1048-1050; North 818), mint: Canterbury (probably), moneyer: Goldwine (probably). North 1991: 179. Measurements: 14mm diameter, 1.3mm thick and 0.88g in weight.
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-889D99
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
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…
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
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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 …
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 …
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
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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 suspen…
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 …
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, 29.7…
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…
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: Tuesday 24th April 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 a…
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 brea…
Created on: Monday 25th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 27th September 2017
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