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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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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 Medieval e…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: NARC-1CA177
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Florid Cruciform Brooch of Early-Medieval date (AD 530-600), of Aberg Group V (i). The retained fragment is the head and section of the bow of the brooch and has breaks on all edges with the exceptions of the upper edge. The object is intricately decorated with chip-carving. The headplate is square and is decorated in the centre with a square panel. In the centre of the panel is a zoomorphic design, with a large oval eye in the centre and a claw above. Beyond the linear boarder around the centre panel are rectangular panels to the left, right and upper port…
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: NARC-8A8B13
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy hooked tag of Early Medieval date (AD 850-1150). Class B, type 1. The object is composed of a triangular plate that tapers to a downward projecting rectangular spur. This would have formed the integral recurved hook. The spur terminates in an old and abraded break resulting in the loss of the hook. The main plate is decorated with a double linear border that is in-filled with closely packed transvers lines runs around the edge of the plate. Inside the border is a double linear border that is in-filled with closely packed transvers lines which runs down the ce…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3BEFA3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Small Long Brooch of Early Medieval date (AD 500-600). The object is composed of a small square plate, with notches removed from the lower corners. The plate is decorated on the upper face with an incised, double linear border, with an outer row of repeating transverse notches. On the reverse of the brooch there is a vertical integral lug with a central circular perforation. Protruding from the lower edge of the headplate is an integral bow, which is convex on the outer face, concave on the reverse and D shaped in section. The bow has moulding on the upper and lower…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-0260EB
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Mount of probable Medieval date (AD 1025-1200). The object is composed of a central rectangular plate with and integral knop. The knop is expanded and circular and is attached to a rectangular sectioned projection. From one side of the plate an integral ovate plate projects. This may have been a form attached to three sides of the plate in its original form. The two remaining edges terminate in abraded breaks. The back of the object retains a single, rectangular sectioned spru, projecting from below the juncture of the upper spru and knop. There is no indic…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Northamptonshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-9B88BF
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 a double incised line at the boundary between the plate and knops. Three knops extend from the plate while the lower aspect broadens and curves to form the body of the brooch. The body terminates above the foot, below two incised transverse lines, 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 wo…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
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Record ID: NARC-9C8F3C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Stirrup Strap Mount of Late Early-Medieval date (AD 1000-1100). Williams Class B, Type 3, Group 6. The object is trapezoidal in shape and has an angled flange with a rounded knop at the upper end and two circular perforations. It is classified as a type 3 as it has a single central head, the head is protruding and has pierced ears. The rest of the mount is sub-rectangular in shape. The outer edges on the left and right hand sides are scalloped. The object is concavo-convex in plan. The central raised integral motif is of a facing zoomorphic face, with pointed ea…
Created on: Friday 20th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: NARC-A01EC0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Buckle of Medieval date (AD 1300-1400). The object is an annular buckle frame of rounded flat-section. The wire pin is missing. The object is undecorated. The metal is a dark green in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: NMS-777B73, BUC-6D670B and LIN-F34B89.
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: NARC-9FE270
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Brooch of Early-Medieval date (AD 475-600). The object comprises the head of the brooch of cruciform. The head of the brooch has three crescentic arms each decorated on its outer edge with and inner waisted portion on each. The retained portion of the object appears undecorated. The reverse retains a broken central lug with a central purforation. The body, foot and pin are all missing. The metal is a light green in colour with a predominantly smooth patina Hattatt, P 376, No 1677.
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: NARC-848781
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver Penny of Edgar (AD 957-975). Reform potrait type. Small Cross reverse. Minted by Tuma in York. AD 972-975. North Vol I, P 149, No 752. This is the Third Reform potrait type of Edgar the Peaceful to be recorded onto the Portable Antiquities Scheme database (see also YORYM-56EBD1 and DENO-46CA21) and the first for this moneyer. The coin has been bent into an S shape and the obverse is double struck. Diameter: 21.04mm, Thickness: 0.62mm, Weight: 1.4g.
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th July 2017
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Record ID: NARC-7243F6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fragment from a Cruciform Brooch of Early-Medieval date (AD 450-650). The fragment is the foot which is lunate or pelta-shaped and from a small cruciform brooch. The foot is plain and the upper narrowed portion retains some iron corrosion adhearing to the surface, the rest of the brooch is lost. The metal is a dark green in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: NLM-439C48. LEIC-3B4D90 and SF-DB064B.
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
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Record ID: NARC-71D8DD
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete early Medieval copper-alloy Hooked Tag of Early-Medieval date (AD 650-1100). The object is triangular in plan, with a worn break transversely across its upper end, resulting in the loss of the upper section. The lower end narrows to form the hook which is slightly recurved and terminated in a break, resulting in the loss of the hooked aspect. The plate retains two central circular perforations. The metal is a mid-brown in colour with large areas of green corrosion. Read (2008), p. 7-13. This is Read's Class A, Type 1
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
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Record ID: NARC-70C3E4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver Sceat dating to AD 730-750. Primary Phase C2i. Radiate bust right, Runic type, EPA. Minted in East Anglia. Metcalf 1994: 514-5. Abrramson, P 117, No C2i The coin is smissing a portion of its outer flan between 6-10 O'clock .
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th July 2017
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Record ID: NARC-70AFF4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver Sceat of Early-Medieval date (AD 710-760). Series X (type 31). Probably minted at Ribe (Denmark) as opposed to an English imitation although the reverse beast lacks the usually seen drooping crest behind the head. Metcalf 1993: 279-80. Abramson, P 74, No X120
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th July 2017
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Record ID: NARC-CEAC74
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete set of copper-alloy tweezers of probable Early-Medieval date (AD 500-800). The arms are formed from one sheet of rectangular sectioned copper-alloy. One of the arms flares out to a triangular expanded end, the other end is rectangular and narrowed. The end of the narrowed arm terminates in an old abraded break. Tweezers such as this were in use from the Roman through Medieval periods. The form of the current example are indicative of an earlier rather than later date, possibly of Anglo-Saxon date although a slightly earlier Roman date cannot be ruled out entirely. The m…
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
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Record ID: NARC-A25326
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy zoomorphic terminal probably from a Hanging Bowl or Bucket Mount of Anglo-Saxon date (AD 800-1100). The hook is rectangular in plan, with a curved profile in the form of a bird's neck and head. The base of the neck terminates in an old and abraded break. The retained terminal is curved and formed of a tapering curved "beak" which expands to from the head continuing into the curved plan forming the neck of the bird. The object is decorated on both sides with a punched pattern. The neck has semi-circular punches repeating to the ring and dot eye which has four ovate lines …
Created on: Monday 3rd July 2017
Last updated: Monday 3rd July 2017
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Record ID: NARC-22BBF5
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Silver Ingot, of possible Early-Medieval date (AD 800-1,000). The object is sub-ovate in shape with tapering rounded terminals. It has been cast in a shallow mould, possibly sandstone as there is a stipple pattern on both surfaces. The ingot has a possible cut mark at one end. There is nothing about this that is sufficiently diagnostic to date it more firmly Length: 44.13mm, Width: 19.32mm, Thickness: 9.18mm, Weight 34.4g. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Database: SF-7AE585 - 2009T299 and DENO-CE6103 - 2007T193
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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Record ID: NARC-2584EC
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy dress hook (or hooked tag) of Early Medieval date (AD 780-1300). The object is a one-piece sheet copper alloy dress hook with a sub-triangular, tapering plate and in integral tapering, rearward facing hook. The outer face of the object is decorated with four punched ring-and-dot motifs forming a lozenge pattern. There are two circular perforations surrounded by rings at the terminal end would have been used for attachment. The rear of the object is undecorated. The metal is a dark green in colour with areas of light green corrosion. The object is a Read Clas…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Kettering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-BBF448
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy strap end of Early-Medieval date (AD 800-1066). The strap end is a probably a Thomas' (2003) Class D, having a waisted split end and convex shaft. The strap end has a zoomorphic terminal but simply executed with moulding detailing the recesses for the eyes and the snout; there is no other decoration. Behind the zoomorphic head is a short narrowed body. The upper portion is a split end which terminates in an old and abraded break. The body retains a circular perforation and a rivet and a semi-circular perforation which terminates due to the break. This type …
Created on: Friday 17th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
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Record ID: NARC-63FA58
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy annular brooch of quoit type, dating to the early Anglo-Saxon period (AD 470-570). The object is circular with a broad band and a flat rectangular cross-section, and a central perforation. It retains a small rectangular pin hole, visible from the back, now blocked with iron corrosion. Opposite this is a V-shaped notch within a sub-rectangular raised border decorated with two incised transverse lines. The brooch is decorated with an inner and an outer repeating incised short radiating linear borders both of which respect the edges and form of the object. The b…
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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