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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: NARC-FA3108
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Strip Brooch or Pendant of Early Medieval date (AD 600-900). The retained portion of the object is sub-ovate in plan with all edges abraded and broken. From the presumed upper edge there is a single projecting integral spur. The upper face of the object has a punched decoration composed of a repeating semi-circle with dot within. This follows the borders of the object. There is a double line of the same decoration running longitudinally down the centre of the plate. In centre of both the upper and lower portions of the retained plate there are partially ret…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-F7D632
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Cruciform Brooch of Early Medieval date (AD 475-550). The object is composed of a sub-rectangular headplate divided into three smaller vertically set rectangular panels; the central panel is slightly proud of the flanking panels. The central panel is decorated at the left and right perimeter with a row of punched ring and dots. The top and bottom perimeters of the headplate are slightly concave. To the upper, left and right of the headplate is a half-rounded copper alloy collared knop, cast integrally with the headplate. The bow is arched and has a pronounc…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-0FF365
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Strap End of Early-Medieval date (AD 875-1100). The object is of openwork design in the Winchester style, with both zoomorphic and plant-scroll decoration. The object is U-shaped and moulded in the round, with a recessed flat end with three circular perforations equally spaced along it. The moulded decoration takes the form of two vertically-arranged birds, facing each other with a plant of three stems between. Each snout curves upwards to form the lower outer edge of the frame. The remaining central upper portion depicts the sub-ovate head of a serpent or bird…
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-518114
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver Penny of Eadmund, Eadred, Edwig or Edgar. Probably Edwig. Reverse inscription in two horizontal lines with three crosses between. Uncertain moneyer or mint. AD 939-975. Length: 18.34mm, Width: 16.73mm, Thickness: 1.01mm, Weight: 0.7g. The coin is missing the majority of its outer field. See IOW-FA69C3
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-87D452
Object type: SPACER BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold biconical bead of probable early medieval date. The bead comprises a single length of plain wire coiled into about 10 turns to form the body of the bead. The wire has a raised central rib creating a distinct stepped profile to the bead on the outside and is flattened on the inside. The lower end, which would have formed the centre of the bead, terminates in a rough break. The wire at the complete upper end is neatly tapered and smoothed down. The gold is noticeably pale in colour. Length: 9.02mm. Maximum Diameter: 8.12mm, Minimum Diameter: 4.69mm. Internal Diameter …
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-874279
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver Sceat of Early-Medieval date (AD 680-700). Primary Phase. Series F (variety b; BMCtype 24b; dating c. 680-700). Ref: Gannon 2013: 103-4. The obverse of the coin depicts a crude bust right, with pelleted headdress, regular pseudo-letters around; the reverse depicts a cross on steps, annulets at end of each limbs (one located between the cross and step); pseudo-letters around. Series F is relatively scarce, though more common in eastern England. It is probably a crude imitation of a continental type. Diameter: 12.35mm, Thickness: 1.92mm, Weight: 1.2g. The coin …
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: NARC-4B76A4
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Stirrup strap Mount of Early Medieval to Early-Medieval date (AD 1000-1100). The object is openwork and sub-square in plan and domed with a concave back. The retained edges are formed by an angled flange which extend forward to the openwork inner plate. There is a large protruding knop within the plate. The openwork elements are irregular ovals, four full and two partial examples, are retained on the object. The central boss and one side of the object are missing, however the retained knop is likely to be a portion of a zoomorphic decorative pattern. The met…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: NARC-165D18
Object type: HANGING BOWL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Hanging Bowl Escutcheon of Early-Medieval date (AD 550-700). The object is ovate in shape the portions of the outer raised border and the upper portion of the mount are missing due to old and abraded breaks. The upper surface is decorated with a raised central spatulate boss, within which is an ovate cell filled with red enamel. Around the boss is a beaded inner border. Between the inner and outer borders is a raised linear pattern composed of four raised circumferential lines, the two inner being beaded. This pattern has a repeating group of three transverse…
Created on: Friday 1st June 2018
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-56DAEE
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast pewter pin head of Early Medieval date (AD 750-900). The pin head is roughly circular and decorated with five ovate facets. Similar to polyhedral pins. The base is oval and smooth. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: LANCUM-0B4EF0 Diameter: 9.29mm, Height: 8.02mm, Weight: 3.7g.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-4478DE
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Mount of Early Medieval to Medieval date (AD 1000-1350). The object is Y shaped in plan with two outward facing knops at the upper end with a perforating iron rivet through each. There are two inward projecting spurs between the arms. The arms joining a rectangular concave shaft which has a single, off-centre, circular perforation. The object terminates in two semi-circular lobes, orientated at 90 degrees to the shaft. Each of the lobes retains iron corrosion within a circular perforation. This would have contained an iron axis bar to allow the attachment of …
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-444DBA
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper-alloy Tweezers of Early-Medieval date (AD 650-1066). The object is triangular in plan and flat in section with a slight recurved lower end. There is a transverse break resulting in the loss of the second arm. The object is decorated on the triangular plate with a punched ring and dot motif. A ring and dot is situated in each of the lower two corners with three situated centrally running longitudinally down the plate. The upper end of the plate has two incised transverse lines. There are traces of a linear border on the outer edges of the shaft. Length: 50.60mm, Widt…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-43E03E
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Stirrup Terminal Mount of Early Medieval date (AD 1000-1100). The object is semi-circular in plan, with one edge contained moulded decoration, that creates the form of a serrated edge of 3 lobes and a groove defining each. The lower edge of the object is concave a projects at 90 degrees along one edge, terminating in an abraded break. This could have accommodated an iron stirrup footplate. In the centre of the object is a single, circular perforation. On the upper edge of the projection is an incised inverted Y shaped groove, on both sides of the object. This gives a zoo…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-99297B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast gilded silver gilt mount of early medieval date. The mount comprises a rectangular plate, convex on the upper face, with a portion of one end missing due to an old break. The complete end has two circular perforations, one upper and one lower, one of which is partially missing along with the outer edge of the mount. The upper face retains a large amount of gilding and is decorated with an interlacing motif, unclear due to loss and wear but possibly zoomorphic in nature. The mount has a raised, linear outer border and there are five short transverse lines at the comp…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-444044
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Pin of Early-Medieval date (AD 700-850). The retained fragment in head and small section of the shaft of the pin. The head is polyhedral, taking the form of a cuboid with truncated corners. A single ring-and-dot punchmark decorate each of the four vertical faces, with double such mark on every remaining face with the exception of the undecorated upper face. There a collar above the short section of the circular-cross-sectioned shaft is retained. The metal is a mid green in colour with areas of light green corrosion and a slightly pitted patina. Length: 21.5…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-C7BC33
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Sceat dating to the period AD 710-725. Series J type 85, Abramson J120, issue of 710-725. Core of a plated cotemporary copy. Some white metal is retained. Diameter: 11.12mm, Thickness: 1.57mm, Weight: 0.4g.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-60149F
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Pin of Early-Medieval date (AD 700-850). The retained fragment in head of the pin. The head is polyhedral, taking the form of a cuboid with truncated corners. A single ring-and-dot punchmark decorate each of the four vertical faces, with a single such mark on every remaining face. There is no clear collar, a minor amount of the circular-cross-sectioned shaft is retained. The metal is a dark green in colour with areas of light green corrosion. Length: 11.99mm, Width: 7.06mm, Thickness: 5.52mm, Weight: 2.1g.
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5FE8EA
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy zoomorphic Strap End of Early Medieval date (AD 750-1066). The object is the terminating end of a tongue-shaped strap end. The retained portion tapers to form a rounded terminal in the form of a moulded animal head. There is a sub-rectangular cell at the upper end of the fragment. The lower portion has an incised decoration composed of two transverse lines, between which are two rows of two crescents. Below which the object is faceted with two opposing, upper and lower, sections to form the eyes and snout of the beast. The underside of the strap end is plai…
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5FC70C
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Mount of Early Medieval date (AD 410-1066). The object is a sub-cruciform, sheet of copper alloy, with a single circular perforation and an incised decorative pattern on one face. The perforation is situated at the lower edge of the lower lobe. Others may have been present however all other lobes are broken with the outer edges missing due to old and abraded breaks. The decorative pattern is composed of a central cross within a rhomboid boarder which extends to the retained lobes to form a chevron at each corner of the border/within each lobe. The back of the…
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-EC019E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Cruciform Brooch of Early Medieval date (AD 450-550). The object is composed of a central flat rhomboid headplate with an incised line at the boundary between the plate and knops. Two knops extend from the plate, on partial and a third is missing, while the lower aspect broadens and curves to form the body of the brooch. The body terminates part way down the bow in an old and abraded break. The foot, pin, catchplate and partial aspects of the knops, are missing due to old and abraded breaks. An integral lug projects from the back of the headplate which wou…
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: NARC-D65095
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy pin of Early-Medieval date AD 900-1000. The pin is composed of a flat kite-shaped head with small rounded knop protrusion to two points. The third upper point is missing due to an old transverse break. The fourth point expands in to an integral rectangular sectioned shaft which terminates in a worn break. A raised double collar is present at the junction between the head and the shaft. The shaft flattens towards the lower end and has a longitudinal grove creating a similar profile to toilet articles such as nail cleaners. Pins such as known Early Mediev…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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