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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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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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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 border around the centre panel are rectangular panels to the left, right and upper porti…
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 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 c…
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 an…
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 i…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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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 w…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
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