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Record ID: NMS-9B4944
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Middle - Late Saxon copper alloy strap end of Thomas Class A dating to the period c. AD 750 - 900. It commences in an old break just above the zoomorphic terminal consisiting of an animal's head with elongated teardrop-shaped ears. The snout is missing due to an old break. See: Thomas, 2003, p. 2 - 3.
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-9ADB0B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of a copper alloy Early Saxon cruciform brooch, probably Martin Type 1, dating to the period c. AD 420 - 500. It commences in an old break at the junction between the bow and the catchplate. A transverse collar is visible along the line of the break. The the junction between the catchplate and foot is a moulded triple collar below which projects the moulded zoomorphic foot in the form of an animal's head. It exhibits bulbous eyes set either side of a long triangular-sectioned head and bulbous flared nostrils.
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-F01A8C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Early Saxon copper alloy cruciform brooch of Martin's (2015) Type 1.1.2 dating to the period c. AD 420 - 475. The top-knob is sub-rounded with a rounded waist. The detachable side-knobs are missing. The headplate is square; the reverse housing the pierced lug for the iron pin mechanism. Only a small lump of corroded iron remains from the sprung pin mechanism. The D-sectioned bow is arched, with a slight mid-rib. The foot has a rectangular panel, with twin transverse lines, above a chamfered rectangular panel, half-round moulding and narrow animal-head terminal. The catchplate occupies …
Created on: Monday 29th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-9FDC53
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Late Saxon Anglo-Scandinavian disc brooch dating to the period c. AD 900 - 1000. The front exhibits cast Borre-style decoration comprising a concave-sided lozenge with a central circular recess. Each of the four corners of the lozenge extends to form interlaced, double contoured knots. The brooch exhibits two small chips which have removed approximately 15% of the circumference and is heavily worn. On the reverse is a broken stub indicating the position of the missing single, perforated pin lug of Anglo-Saxon type, set parallel to the edge of the brooch. Opposite this is the…
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1FEE0D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Early Saxon copper alloy small long brooch Leeds 1945 Trefoil-headed type dating to the period c. AD 475 - 525. Only the head survives. The central panel of the head is square, with three semi-circular lobes, two of which are intact. The edge of each intact lobe exhibits a series of punched crescents. The reverse of the head exhibits the stubs of a pierced double lug whcih would have housed the pin mechanism. See: Leeds, E.T, 1945, p. 11, fig. 4.d.
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-B012B2
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Late Saxon stirrup strap mount of Williams' (1997) Class A Type 1 dating to the period c. AD 1000 - 1150. Pentagonal in form, it exhibits a single rivet hole at the apex and two just above the rearward projecting flan. The engraved decoration is now too heavily abraded to make out. See: Williams, D, 1997, p. 26 - 33.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
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Record ID: NMS-B9F542
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Early Saxon brooch, probably a small-long, dating to the period c. AD 480 - 530. Only the central part of the head plate is now extant. This is broadly square, with a rectangular projection at the top. All edges termnate in old breaks. On the reverse is a scar indicating the position of the missing pierced pin lug surrounded by iron corrosion from the missing pin.
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 27th September 2017
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Record ID: NMS-A3394A
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Late Saxon copper alloy strap end of Thomas (2003) Class B, Type 1, dating to the period c. AD 750 - 1100. The split end exhibits a transverse break across the single rivet hole. It tapers to the rounded terminal and exhibits a series of five moulded transverse ridges. The terminal does not appear to be zoomorphic, however, it is heavily owrn, so this cannot be ruled out. See: Thomas, G, 2003, p. 4 - 5, fig. 2.13.
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
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Record ID: NMS-DA96F8
Object type: POT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval ceramic rim sherd from a Middle Saxon Ipswich ware sandy (West 1963, Group 1A) vessel dating to the period c. AD 720 - 850.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Record ID: NMS-600264
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Early Saxon cruciform brooch, probably of Martin's (2015) Group 1, dating to the period c. AD 430 - 480. The heavily abraded integrally cast full-round (oval-sectioned) top knob is waisted and with a single transverse groove below the waist. The headplate is rectangular with one abraded side knob remaining. On the reverse is the stub of the single pin lug. The D-sectioned bow is divided into two facets by a longitudinal median rib and terminates in an old break just above the foot.
Created on: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th July 2017
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Record ID: NMS-55ED09
Object type: POT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Two ceramic sherds of Early Saxon pottery dating to the period c. AD 500 - 650. One everted rim sherd and one body sherd, they are both of the same fabric but do not necissarily come from the same vessel. The fabric is reduced, dark grey and burnished on both surfaces, with occasional white inclusions. Collective weight: 7.8g.
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winfarthing', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-DD6475
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incompelte Middle - Late Saxon copper alloy zoomorphic object, possibly a ferrule from a knife or sword handle dating to the period c. AD 800 - 1000. It comprises a hollow cylinder which expands from a diameter of 18mm - 23.8mm at which point it divides into three tapering projections, two of which terminate in worn breaks, each of which exhibits traces of a rivet hole along the line of the break. The third, complete projection terminates in a moulded animal's head. It exhibits long pointed oval ears with recessed centres. Below are lenticular eyes with circular pellet eyeballs. The he…
Created on: Saturday 6th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E643F5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Late Saxon sheet copper alloy finger ring dating to the period c. AD 851 - 1065. A flat lozengiform bezel decorated with a series of punched ring-and-dot motifs. Approximately two thirds of the bezel remain. One one side it narrows into the loop and tapers to an old break. See: Goodall, A.R. in Rogerson and Dallas 1984, fig. 110 nos. 12 and 13.
Created on: Friday 31st March 2017
Last updated: Friday 31st March 2017
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Record ID: NMS-E2C662
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete copper alloy Late Saxon Anglo-Scandinavian disc brooch dating to the period c.AD 900 - 1000. The front exhibits cast Borre-style decoration comprising a concave-sided lozenge with a central circular recess. Each of the four corners of the lozenge extends to form interlaced, double contoured knots. Approximately 20% of the circumference is missing due to post-depositional damage. On the reverse are two stubs, indicating the position of the Anglo-Saxon pierced double-lug. The lug is surrounded by traces of iron corrosion product from the missing pin. A common 10th-century ty…
Created on: Friday 31st March 2017
Last updated: Friday 31st March 2017
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Record ID: NMS-92A37D
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Incomplete Late Saxon to medieval copper alloy zoomorphic stirrup terminal dating to the period c. AD 1000 - 1100. C-sectioned with straight sides terminating in an old break at either end. The reverse is hollow and retains traces of an off-white powdery substance probably the remains of solder, with a projecting ledge to support the (missing) iron foot-plate of the stirrup. The front is cast in relief in the form of a stylised and worn animal head (Williams provisional class B or unclassified zoomorphic) with transverse and V-shaped mouldings. Similar to NMS-7F25A3.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wortham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-9276D3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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Early Saxon copper alloy buckle dating to the period c. AD 450 - 650. D-shaped frame with narrowed strap bar. The D-sectioned pin becomes rectangular-sectioned after attachment to bar, and is curved at the tip to fit over the outside edge. See: Marzinzik (2003) Typegroup I.10.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wortham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-EBD789
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete gilded silver pin, comprising part of the shank and pinhead. The pinhead is flat and incomplete due to old breaks, but the surviving portion suggests that it was originally oval or sub-oval when complete. The pinhead is decorated on one face with a design comprising a central wavy line embellished with a series of punched ring-and-dot motifs. On either side is a panel containing worn decoration, but too worn to decipher whether it is geometric, foliate or zoomorphic in nature. The reverse of the pinhead is flat and undecorated. At the base, the cylindrical shank projects …
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: NMS-2DC05C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Middle - Late Saxon object, possibly the handle from an implement, with runic inscription dating to the period c. AD 700 - 1000. The terminal is slightly flaring, with two pairs of crescentic notches cut into the long edges. An engraved line border follows the shpae of the plate. It expands into an oval boss flanked above and below by paired semi-circular knops. The boss exhibits engraved decoration in the form of an interlace quatrefoil surrounded by an engraved line border. The remainder of the object is rectangular in form, with an engraved line border running down each long edge an…
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sedgeford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-1E82BA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cruciform brooch of Ã…berg's Group IV, Martin Type 3.2.1. Only the footplate remains. Rectangular in shape with worn breaks above and below. On either side are the remains of the projecting lappets, one of which retains the edge of a perforation. On the reverse is the stub of the catchplate. See: Martin, T.F., 2015, The Cruciform Brooch and Anglo-Saxon England, Boydell Press, Woodbridge, pl. 13.
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beeston with Bittering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-DAD01C
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Late Saxon copper alloy strap end, probably of Thomas Class E, Type 1. Only the tip now survives. It exhibits a rounded terminal with two circular perforations, above which are two addorsed plant scrolls. It terminates in a worn break.
Created on: Friday 10th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beeston with Bittering', grid reference and parish protected.


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