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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: LON-DE18C6
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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An incomplete Early Medieval copper alloy stirrup-strap mount probably of Williams Class A type 1 dating from 11th -12th century. The mount is decorated with an incised linear pattern which is 'largely confined to Type 1 mounts.' Dimensions: length: 25.63mm; width: 33.21mm; thickness: 2.21mm; weight: 8.44g. Williams (1997:24) writes "This is the more prolific of the two main classes of mounts and also the most varied in terms of form and content Reference: Williams D. 1997. Late Saxon Stirrup-Strap Mounts, A Classification and Catalogue. CBA Research Report 111, Council for British …
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-DD1027
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An Early Medieval halfpenny of Alfred (the Great)(AD 871-899) London monogram type dating from AD 880-883. London Mint, moneyer uncertain. Obverse legend: ELF RED Obverse: Diademed and draped bust left, cloak decorated with rows of pellets. Reverse: London monogram, cross pattée above and below. Dimensions: diameter: 14.45mm; weight: 0.27mm.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: LON-C8AF58
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A roughly spherical bead made from what appear to be natural chalk fossils, perhaps similar to coral. The bead has a roughly centrally drilled hole. Similar beads from the same site are SUR-D40483. Dimensions: diameter: 17.80mm; height: 15.88mm; weight: 5.61g In view of the proximity of an early medieval burial these may well be of Saxon origin. They were found scattered separately across a field.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-C8A46D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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Two fragments of an Early Medieval copper-alloy Kentish square-headed brooch dating to AD 500-575. The brooch is broken at the bow. The lower fragment bears part of a central cross, perhaps with expanding arms, with a central circle. The angles are likely to have contained stylised animal motifs in a Salin Style I motif but this is too worn and fragmentary to see with clarity. On the back are the remains of the catch plate. The upper part consists of the small rectangular head plate with raised rectangular molding. On the back are the remains of a single longitudinal pin lug. Dimensio…
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Sunday 1st July 2018
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Record ID: LON-12840C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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An Early Medieval silver Primary series sceat of Series D, dating to AD 700-15. Probably minted in the Netherlands (or possibly an English imitation). Abramson (2012. 58) No.8.10. Obverse: Radiate Bust right, runes before chevron bared A behind. Pyramid neck. Reverse: Central cross, bold pellets in angles, blundered legend around, cross above. Dimensions: diameter: 10.67mm; weight: 1.14g
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: LON-1BA989
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Early Medieval pair of copper-alloy tweezers dating from AD 410 - 700. The remaining part consists of one arm from a set of tweezers. The arm was found in one piece but was broken into two parts after discovery. The arm is an elongated trapezoid in plan and has decoration on the upper portion of the outer face, consisting of a series of groups of transverse incised grooves: seven, three, five and four, between the last two group is a saltire cross. The bottom of the arm edge is slightly curled inwards. Examples are illustrated in MacGregor and Bolick (1993:224 No. 38.18-3…
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Last updated: Sunday 1st July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-0B6BB8
Object type: DRINKING HORN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) to Medieval copper alloy zoomorphic, socketed drinking horn terminal dating from 11th-14th century. The body of the terminal is hollow and conical with two rivet holes just below the opening, running down the spine of the terminal is a line of around 20 annulets. The end of the terminal has been decoratively cast to form a gryphon (griffin) or mythical beast. During the Medieval period the drinking horn began to be associated with griffins and is often referred to as Greifenklauen "because, in popular imagination, the colossal mythical griffin or grypho…
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: LON-216EAC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An Early Medieval base silver styca of Eanred of Northumbria (AD 810-41), belonging to Pirie's Phase 1a or 1b ( AD 810 - 835), moneyer: Eadwine (EADVINI). Northumbrian mint, probably York. Obverse: + EANAED AEX around pellet in pelleted circle. Reverse: + EADVINI (Eaduini) around pellet in pelleted circle. Dimensions: diameter: 14.20mm; weight: 1.01g References: Pirie, E.J.E, 1996. Coins of the Kingdom of Northumbria : Galata Print Ltd
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: LON-7424C4
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Early Medieval copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams Class C Type 2 dating from 11th -12th century. The mount is decorated with a lightly punched union knot linear design. A similar design is illustrated in Williams (1997:30 fig.21 no. 29). The remains of two iron rivets survive. The mount has a projecting flange as well as steped side plates which descend to meet the flange. Dimensions: length: 51.58mm; width: 43.98mm; thickness: 7.31mm; weight: 30.64g. Williams (1997:100) writes "This class comprises seven examples of mounts which are larger than those in …
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-6772E7
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) copper-alloy zoomorphic strap end dating to AD 750-1100. This is a Thomas Class A type 2h strap end with a split-ended plate pierced by two rivet holes (both rivets now missing). The strap end has central panel decorated with lattice work design. The body of the strap end gradually tapers down to a stylized zoomorphic terminal. Dimensions: length: 43.30mm; width: 10.37mm; thickness: 1.63mm; weight: 3.31g. Thomas (2000:91-92) writes "A popular sub-type with fifty-one representatives is characterised by the use of a central field occupied by c…
Created on: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-0775B2
Object type: WEAVING BATTEN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) - Medieval bone pin-beater dating AD720 - 1100. This pin-beater is cigar-shaped with two working tapered ends; it has an oval cross-section with one flattened surface. There are two shallow depressions one on the upper edge near one end and one on the lower edge near the opposite end. The surface of the pin-beater is highly polished from wear against the hand and against the threads of the loom. One end has tapers but is the tip is broken and now missing. There are some longitudinal scratches across all the surfaces and there is a little damage to one…
Created on: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Last updated: Friday 12th May 2017
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Record ID: LON-941B7B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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An incomplete Early Medieval (late Anglo Saxon) copper-alloy zoomorphic strap end (750-1100 AD). This is a Thomas Class A, Type 5 strap end with a split-ended plate pierced by two rivet holes (both rivets still present), the body of the strap end has curving sides and it gradually tapers down to the zoomorphic terminal. The ears of the zoomorphic terminal are pronounced and form part of the curving outline of the edge of the strap end. There are two V-shaped notches at the open end creating a tri-lobed appearance. The strap end is decorated with three longitudinally-arranged parall…
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 20th December 2016
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Record ID: LON-536AE6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An Early Medieval silver penny of Aethelred II (AD 978-1016), mint: Bath, moneyer: Hildsige, Last Small Cross (AD1009 -1016; North 777). Ref: North 1994: 160. Obverse: Diademed bust left Obverse inscription: AETHELRED REX AN Reverse: Small cross pattee Reverse inscription: HYLDSIGE ON BA Die axis measurement: 3 Dimensions: diameter: 19.39mm; weight: 1.67g. This coin appears to be a die duplicate of a coin held by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles vol. 7, no. 612).
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Saturday 7th October 2017
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