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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: SUSS-C30677
Object type: BRIDLE FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an early medieval, Anglo-Scandinavian, 11th century, copper alloy cheek piece from a horse harness, AD.1000-1150. The piece consists of a copper alloy ring with three small knops at cardinal points around the edge. The piece has a brown, green colour. A similar example can be found in Read 2001, No.474-476 and Also in Williams 2007 fig.6. Length: 27.39mmWidth: 20.69mmThickness: 5.18mmWeight: 5.66g
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-B105EA
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete, early medieval, copper alloy, strap end, with silver foil, AD.750-1000. The object comprises a rectangular copper alloy plate, the distal end of which is tapered to a rounded point. The top of the strap end is damaged and originally would have had a central rivet hole, of which only a part remains. The front face is decorated with intertwined beasts and would originally have had a silver coating. Two parts of the silver remain, they are pointed oval in shape and correspond to the ridges of one of the beasts, perhaps suggesting a bichrome colour scheme. Length: 29.5mmWid…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-2D2CD2
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy, Early Medieval, strap end, AD.750-1000. The object comprises a rectangular, piece of copper alloy, 27.27mm long. There is a break along one of the short edges that is worn. The front face has been decorated, however the object is very worn and this makes determining the nature of the design difficult. The rear of the piece is undecorated except for a single incised line at the opposite end to the break. Length: 27.27mmWidth: 15.3mmThickness: 4.91mmWeight: 13.6g
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-B052AE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver, early medieval, penny of Harold I, AD.1035-1040, Exeter mint, moneyer, Eadsige, jewel cross reverse, North No.802, AD.1036-1037 Obverse, profile bust of king left +HARO-LD RECX Reverse, two concentric rings around central pellet with four ovoid petals in cruciform pattern emerging from middle. +EDSICIE ON ECXEC:
Created on: Friday 26th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-E0DA5E
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a silver early medieval hooked tag. The fragment comprises part of the top of the plate, which judging by its tapering shape was originally triangular in form. It preserves two broken attachment holes in the corners, now mostly lost, with a wide plain border incised around them. The border continues around the surviving edge of the plate, where it is incised to resemble beading. The motif decorating the main part of the plate is too broken to identify, but resembles a symmetrical design of two triangles pointing in from the rivet holes and meeting beneath a small central …
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-F6F931
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, copper alloy, early Medieval, 11th century, stirrup mount. The mount belongs to Williams 1997, Class A. It is an openwork mount broadly a rounded lozenge in shape. The mount widens from the top point outwards to a broad round waist (31.92) after which it tapers back down to 23.69mm. At the top of the front face is a protruding knop, possibly in the form of a face, though it is too worn to tell. Below this is a circular hole 3.89mm in diameter. At this point the object sides arc outwards to the waist and the are two opposed crescent shaped voids to either side. The centre of…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-F65A46
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver, Early Medieval cut farthing of Edward the confessor (AD.1042-1066), The coin has been cut down from a penny to form a cut farthing. Obverse, only slight indications of the bust. Legend, [...]EARD[...] Reverse, only legend remains, [...]SIGE[...]
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-67B2FF
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver, early medieval, penny (sceat), AD.650-750, Series E, quilled bust with Standard. Obverse, devolved quilled bust right Reverse, Devolved TOTII standard, letters have devolved to symbols.
Created on: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Last updated: Saturday 23rd September 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-809F79
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver early medieval silver penny (Sceatta) AD.675-750, series E, possibly variety C. Obverse, Quilled abstract bust with annulet, T and cruciforms. Reverse, devolved beaded standard with opposed cross and three pellets and mirrored angles surrounding a central annulet.
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Saturday 9th December 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-1BA626
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver Early Medieval penny (sceat), AD.700-710, Series C, Abramson No.C100,C110 Obverse, Devolved, diademed bust right with Runic script Reverse, Beaded standard with TOTII inscription, with 4 surrounding crosses
Created on: Monday 14th August 2017
Last updated: Saturday 23rd September 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-1B56ED
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, copper alloy, Early Medieval, openwork, strap end, AD.1000-1100. A Thomas class E, Type 1 'Winchester' style strap end. This is an openwork strap end with two rivet holes at the top of the object where there is a split in the piece to accomodate the leather strap. The object is broken and has lost perhaps just under half its original length including the terminal of the piece. Thomas 2004 states that the distribution of this class of strap end suggests a focus for the Winchester style in the South and South East. Length: 28.55mmWidth: 20.12mmThickness: 4.55mmWeight: 7.95g
Created on: Monday 14th August 2017
Last updated: Saturday 23rd September 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-91FD64
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an early medieval, Anglo-Scandinavian, 11th century, copper alloy cheek piece from a horse harness, AD.1000-1150. The piece consists of a copper alloy ring with three small knops at cardinal points around the edge. There is a linear projection from one of the points with a broken terminal where it would have eventualy connected to another ring. The piece has a brown, green colour. A similar example can be found in Read 2001, No.474-476 and Also in Williams 2007 fig.6. Length: 29.06mmWidth: 24.83mmThickness: 3.8mmWeight: 5.51g
Created on: Thursday 8th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-DA1F3E
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, copper alloy, early medieval, key, AD.700-1100. The key has a circular loop with a projecting knop at the apex opposite the shank of the piece. The shank is short 10.08mm, in length and has a hollow end. The bit of the key projects at a right angle to the shank and is rectangular with three transverse grooves on one side and a notch on the front edge. The whole object is worn and has a green surface patina. Length of key: 24.36mmWidth of bit: 12.31mmThickness of shank: 4.12mmWeight: 2gDiameter of loop: 10.54mm
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-D9ED48
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, copper alloy, Early Medieval, strap end, AD.750-1100. This is a Thomas Class B, Type 1 strap end. It comprises a narrow tapering triangular shape with a bluntly rounded terminal. The top of the strap end has two projections resembling the top of a heart shape, the lobes of which have been pierced to form the rivet holes. This end of the piece is split in two to accomodate the leather strap. The object is decorated with a single incised collar at the point the split top coverges, there is then an undecorated band approximately 10mm in length before a second collar. Below thi…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-D60A2A
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, copper alloy, early medieval, pin, AD.600-1000. The object comprises the facetted pin head and part of the shank, which has broken approximately 15mm below the head. The break is worn and rounded. The head is a flattened and facetted polyhedral cube, with a ring and dot on each face except for the apex. There is a small collar just below the head where the shank emerges. West 1998, pg 214, fig.96, no.12 Length of pin: 22.63mmHeight of head: 9.3mmWidth of head: 7.44mmThickness of head: 5.21mmWeight: 2.27gDiameter of shank: 1.62mm
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-8633C6
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, copper alloy, Early Medieval- Medieval harness fitting, AD.1000-1100. The fitting is an Anglo-Scandinavian strap junction from a horse harness, it comprises four arms in a cruciform pattern which terminate in oval loops. There is a large sub-spherical/cuboid knop that projects from the centre of the piece on the front side. This knop has flattened faces with engraved engraved circles upon each flattened face. The object is corroded and the terminals are incomplete with only one retaining its full circumference, thee others all being partial. A similar example is found in…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-9C8C89
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early medieval silver cut half penny of Aethelred II, AD.978-1016, small cross reverse, last issue AD.1009-1016, North 1977 No.777-780. Ipswich mint. Obverse, diademed bust left, +EADE[...]ANGLORX Reverse, small cross in field, M-O GIP.+
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-35F113
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early medieval silver sceatta, AD.650-750, obverse,degenerated standard, central annulet with four pellets at carndinal points and Vs in angles of border. Reverse, central cross with pellets and letters V[.]HON surrounding. Abramson 2006 series D, type 8. Weight: 1.04gDiameter: 11.96mm
Created on: Thursday 2nd February 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-34FCAE
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy hooked strap fitting of Early Medieval date, AD.1000-1100.This is an Anglo-Scandinavian socketed hook dating from the 11th century. It has a decorated front face with an oval top section, this is decorated with a cruciform shape cast in relief. Beneath this is a smaller oval shape, set at a 90 degree angle to the one above, with two back to back crescents beneath it. This has the effect of tapering the fron face down to where it joins the back bar that runs the length of the back of the object as is connected at the top by two curving struts. This gives the w…
Created on: Thursday 2nd February 2017
Last updated: Monday 6th February 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-265A10
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy fragment, possibly of an early medieval stirrup mount, AD.950-1100. The piece has a part of a circular central design with zoomorphic traits. Part of the edge of the piece has a narrow flange that runs around the exterior circumference of the circle. The design was originally openwork with several holes pierced through it. Length: 20.6mmWidth: 16.44mmThickness: 2.34mmWeight: 2.95g
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
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