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Record ID: LON-902122
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver gilt coin brooch, utilising a possible Scandinavian contemporary copy of an Agnus Dei penny of Aethelred II 'the Unready' (AD 978-1016) dating from AD 1009, North no. 776. The coin has been modified by the application of a pin/spring and catch plate arrangement on the reverse. The coin is damaged and part of the legend is missing at the 12 and 2 o'clock position. Of the 21 Agnus Dei pennies of Aethelred II known in 2011 ten had been modified being pierced and converted for personal&nb…
Created on: Tuesday 1st February 2022
Last updated: Thursday 21st April 2022
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Record ID: LON-9DCD1B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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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 B strap end with a split-ended plate. The body of the strap end is plain and undecorated, it gradually tapers down to a stylized zoomorphic terminal. The split-ended plate is broken and damaged. Dimensions: length: 36.68mm; width: 8.37mm; thickness: 2.40mm; weight: 3.29g References: Thomas, G. 2003. Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age strap-ends 750-1100: Part 1. The Finds Research Group Datasheet 32. Thomas, G. 2000. A Survey of Late Anglo-…
Created on: Wednesday 15th December 2021
Last updated: Monday 10th January 2022
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Record ID: LON-38006E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat dating to AD 680-710. This is a Series BII (Type 27b) (N 127). Obverse: Diademed head right within pelleted serpent circle. Reverse: Bird (dove) on cross within pelleted serpent circle, two annulets in the field and cross. There is the traces of a legend []V[]
Created on: Tuesday 16th November 2021
Last updated: Monday 10th January 2022
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Record ID: LON-850519
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete early-medeival Secondary Phase early silver penny (sceat) of 'Facing Head' type dating from AD 720-730. BMC type 30, EMC number : 2012.0157 Obverse: Two males facing holding standards, pellets around. One of the men has a very long moustache and both figures appear helmeted. Reverse: Wodan head with long moustache and W-shaped beard, pellets beside. Dimensions: diameter: 11.35mm. weight: 0.69g
Created on: Monday 20th September 2021
Last updated: Thursday 23rd September 2021
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Record ID: LON-E66717
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Early Medieval spear dating from AD 550-600. This is an Insular, Swanton series I spear head. The spear has a slender leaf-shaped blade with a corrugated cross section and a welded socket with scribed lines encircling the point of the transverse rivet at the mouth. At the broader part contains two shallow fullers, lunate in outline,one either side of a central line. Swanton (1973:117) writes " series I and J, characterised by the incorporation of longitudinal fullering, which feature seems to have been characteristic development of certain early west Saxon forges. Most p…
Created on: Friday 14th May 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 6th July 2021
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Record ID: LON-BE800D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver Series N, Type 41 sceat (AD 675-750). Obverse: Two figures facing forwards wearing long tunics, cross pommée between them and at either side, all within a beaded circle. Reverse: left facing beast looking back, pelleted outline, clawed feet below all within a beaded circle. Dimensions: diameter: 11.46mm. weight: 0.68g
Created on: Wednesday 13th May 2020
Last updated: Wednesday 13th May 2020
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Record ID: LON-3AC64A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A Early Medieval silver Hiberno-Norse penny of Sigtrygg (Sihtric) II Silkbeard Olafsson King of Dublin dating from 995-1036. This is a Phase I, Class B coinage, Long Cross type. Moneyer Beorhtnoth Mint of Dublin. (possibly from the Winchester mint) Obverse: Draped bust left; pellet to right Obverse inscription: + SIHTRC RE+ DYFLNII Reverse: Voided long cross, with pellet at centre and triple-crescent ends Reverse inscription: + BIR HTNΘ Ð M’Θ RINI Dimensions: diameter: 18.15mm; weight: 2.03g
Created on: Monday 24th February 2020
Last updated: Monday 24th February 2020
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Record ID: LON-784587
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat dating to AD 680-710. This is a Series BII (Type 27b) (N 127). Obverse: Diademed head right within pelleted serpent circle. Reverse: Bird (dove) on cross within pelleted serpent circle, two annulets in the field and cross. There is the traces of a legend []V[]
Created on: Monday 16th December 2019
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2020
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Record ID: LON-41A95B
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Early Medieval, Saxon copper-alloy gilded disc-headed pin dating from AD 700 - 800. The remaining pin consist of a disc with a small central hole that would have contained a rivet, below this equidistant from the outer edge of the pin is a second rivet hole which retains its rivet. The front of the disc is decorated with two incised concentric lines within which are oblique rays which run in a clockwise direction. Around this is an incised runic inscription, possible reading from the 12 o'clock position ᛚ ᚪ ᚷ ᛗ ᚹ ᚢ ᛚ ᚠ (l a g m w u l f). On the reverse i…
Created on: Thursday 7th November 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th June 2021
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Record ID: LON-458F8E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver 'Plumed bird' type Series E Variety K, sceat of an anonymous ruler, dating to the period dating from AD 700-765. Obverse: Plumed (seven) bird right, head bent down, triple-tail, cross below head, pellets in field. Reverse: Standard with central pellet in annulet, lines and pellets within, crosses and pellets in margin. Diameter: 13.07mm. Weight: 1.28g. Reference: Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.
Created on: Monday 14th October 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 1st April 2020
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Record ID: LON-736AF7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval silver penny of Edward the Confessor, (AD 1042-1066) dating from AD 1059-1062, Moneyer Ælfwig, mint of Oxford. North type c No. 828. Obverse description: Crowned bust right, to flan, bearded with Sceptre in front. Obverse inscription: +EADWARD REX Reverse description: Short cross voided with each limb terminating in an incurved segment of a circle with pellets at the terminals. Reverse inscription: +ÆLǷIG ON OXEN Ƿ= runic letter wen (W) Dimensions: diameter: 19.59mm; weight: 1.27g. Reference: North, J. J. 1980. English Hammered Coinage, Vol…
Created on: Thursday 11th July 2019
Last updated: Thursday 13th February 2020
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Record ID: LON-6F79FE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval silver penny of Burgred, King of Mercia, (AD852 - 874), Moneyer Dudecil, mint uncertain, possibly London. North type c No. 425. Obverse description: Diademed bust right, to flan. Obverse inscription: +BVRGRED REX Reverse description: Moneyer's name in three lines in and between two lunettes. Reverse inscription: LMO/+DVDECI/ ETA Dimensions: diameter: 20.68mm; weight: 1.13g. Reference: North, J. J. 1980. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c.600-1272. Spink: London
Created on: Thursday 11th July 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th July 2019
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Record ID: LON-E6D81E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete cast lead alloy later early-Medieval nummular disc brooch dating from AD 775-1100. This a a Weetch type 2.Ai. The brooch has a triple beaded rim with a central right facing diademed bust with a cross in the lower left field below the nose of the bust. The reverse has the remains of a pin lug and catch plate, this is in the arrangement of Weetch type C. This brooch fits a group of late Saxon disc brooches which copy, or appear to copy coinage of the period see Weetch (2013:15-16 fig no176,179), with the variants being divided by whether they copy obverse or reverse des…
Created on: Wednesday 29th May 2019
Last updated: Monday 30th September 2019
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Record ID: LON-AACB72
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat dating to AD 680-710. Obverse: Diademed head right within serpent circle, legend around Reverse: Bird (dove) on cross within serpent circle, two annulets in the field and two pellets, legend around Series BI
Created on: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2020
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Record ID: LON-D0A687
Object type: HORSESHOE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An iron Early Medieval to Medieval horse shoe dating from AD 900-1099. This is a Type 1 (formerly 'Pre-Conquest) horse shoe. The shoe is rounded and broad with a 'lobate' edge produced when the nail holes are countersunk. There are six nail holes three on each side with large rectangular countersinking for the nail heads. The remains of one nail with a 'T' shaped head is present. The shoe has shallow calkins which are rare on Type 1 shoes and may indicate a date contemporaneous with Type 2 shoes. An example of a Type 1 shoe with shallow calkins is in the Museum of London collection No…
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th May 2020
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Record ID: LON-55466F
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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Three silver Early Medeival silver pennies, one Æthelberht (AD 858-865/6) and two Aethelred II (AD 978-1016). 1. An Early Medieval silver penny of Æthelberht (AD 858-865/6), dating to AD 858. Mint: Canterbury, moneyer: Beagmund, 'Open Cross' type (AD858; North:91 no.620). Obverse: Diademed bust right Obverse inscription: AETHELBEARHT REX Reverse: BEAHM/V[ND]MO/NETA in and around the arms of a beaded cross. Die axis measurement: 12 Dimensions: diameter: 20.43mm; weight: 1.04g. 2. An Early Medieval silver penny of Aethelred II (AD 978-1016), dating to AD 1009-1017…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th November 2021
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Record ID: LON-5A3369
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A silver, Early Medieval, penny (sceat), secondary phase, series H, type 48, AD.720-730, Ref: Gannon 2013: 114-5; nos. 469-72 Obverse: Four pellet rosettes around a cruciform with pellets at arm terminals, within a pellet border. Reverse: Three stylised wolves spiralling inwards.
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd April 2020
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Record ID: LON-5A0254
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An Early Medieval (early Anglo Saxon) copper alloy pair of tweezers dating 5th - 7th century. The object is formed by bending a sheet of copper alloy creating a sprung loop and at the ends curving the lower edges inwards. The grip is straight and tapers to a wide tip, making them triangular in shape. The tweezers are undecorated There are similar examples on the PAS database: LIN-A12FE3 and LIN-A29AD8. A similar example is also published in MacGregor & Bolick (1993:224 no 38.13) and the authors note that many of the published tweezers come from 5th or 6th century contexts but as …
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020
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Record ID: LON-CE366B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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An incomplete Early Medieval Anglo Saxon copper alloy cruciform brooch dating from the 6th century. This is a 'florid style' brooch Martin type 4. The brooch has an integral cast top-knob in the form of an inverted human-like face mask; with with staring eyes. The mask is flanked on either side by a pair of birds facing down and inwards. The top-knob is broken and would have probably terminated in an axe-shaped extension. Below the top-knob is a rectangular collar. The brooch has a trapezoid head plate and slightly expanding wings with a circular piercing for the side-knobs now m…
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th June 2020
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Record ID: LON-DE18C6
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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An incomplete possible Early Medieval copper alloy stirrup-strap mount dating from 11th -12th century. The mount is decorated with an incised linear pattern which is 'largely confined to [Class A] Type 1 mounts.' Dimensions: length: 25.63mm; width: 33.21mm; thickness: 2.21mm; weight: 8.44g.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th March 2021
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