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Record ID: NMS-CA1247
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Late Saxon silver penny of Aethelred dating to the period c. AD 1009 - 1017. Last small cross issue. Moneyer: Aelfric. Mint of Norwich. See: North, Vol. I, p. 121, no. 777.
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-8BE0D1
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup strap mount of Williams' (1997) Class A, Type 9, dating to the period c. AD 1000- 1100. Broadly trapezoidal in shape, with a convex front face and slightly dished rear face. The upper edge exhibits a projecting lobe with a central rivet hole for attachment. Below is an anthropomorphic facing mask with recessed eyes of differing shapes, a central moulded trapezoidal nose and two transverse mouldings indicating the mouth. Engraved lines above the eye sockets and to either side of the nose are presumably intended to indicate the brow line and fac…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-4DA9F3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Strip of decorated copper alloy of probably Early - Middle Saxon date (c. AD 410 - 850). Rectangular-sectioned copper alloy bar bent upwards at one end. One face is decorated with a series of punched annulets along each long edge.
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-4BD7A3
Object type: SPANGLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete copper alloy object, possibly a spangle of Early Saxon date (c. AD 410 - 600). The object is sub-triangular with a rounded apex with a circular perforation 1.3mm in diameter. There is no decoration visible. All edges are heavily abraded. Similar thin sheet-metal objects have been found in early Anglo-Saxon graves, with perforations and, generally, exhibiting stamped decoration (MacGregor and Bolick 1993, 244-6). They have been found attached to brooches, pins and buckets. Also compare NMS-2E02A2, WMID-337966, SF8703 and SF8704.
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-68FF14
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete copper alloy hooked tag of Read's (2008) Class A Type 2 dating to the period c. AD 600 - 1150. Circular plate with breaks running around the edges. It exhibits two circular perforations for attachment along one edge. The opposite edge tapers into a point and terminates in an old break. The hook is missing. See: Read, B, 2008, p. 14, nos. 54-56.
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-6FA182
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Detachable waisted side-knob from an Early Saxon copper alloy Cruciform brooch, dating to the period c. AD 475 - 550. D-shaped with a hollow reverse. The top section exhibits a transverse grooves bordering the waisted central section with another on the opposite section. The attachment end has a median groove for attachment to the headplate and a circular perforation below, filled with the corroded remains of an iron shank. Martin 2015, Group 2 or 3. Finder's ref: 26.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-6F7AF2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Early Saxon copper alloy side knob from an early cruciform brooch of Martin's (2015) Group 1 dating to the period c. AD 420 - 475. Fully rounded in section, with a tapering cylindrical projection at the tip and waisted approximately two thirds along its length. A cylindrical hole runs from one end to the other and is filled with corroded iron. Finder's ref: 13.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-22D7C9
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Late Saxon copper alloy strap end of Thomas' Class A5 dating to the period c. AD 750 - 1000. The split end is incomplete due to old breaks. The plate is rectangular with a slightly tapering profile; the front exhibits a raised, incomplete panel of black niello with traces of a series of spiral grooves, possibly orginally inlaid with silver wire, although no visible trace of this survives. The strap end terminates in a moulded trapezoidal zoomorphic head which exhibits long ears, each with a circular recess at the top and a lenticular recess below, two circular recesses for t…
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-B4938F
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Middle - Late Saxon copper alloy hooked tag dating to the period c. AD 800 - 1150. Triangular sheet plate has an engrailed attachment edge and two circular attachment holes. The plate tapers along its length and terminates in a hook which curves backwards under the plate. The front face is decorated with two opposed Latin crosses composed of five compass inscribed ring-and-dot motifs. See: Read, B, 2008, p. 9 - 10, no.s 24 & 25.
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-FCD6CD
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast gold and garnet pyramidal mount from the early medieval period. The mount has four triangular faces and a flat top. Each face is decorated with a simple cloisonn√© design comprising a triangular cell above a rectangular to sub-trapezoidal cell, most of which are inlaid with flat-cut garnets. The edges of the pyramid are inlaid with rectangular garnets shaped to follow the turn of the edge, and at each lower corner are triangular facets also containing flat-cut garnets. Many of the flat-cut garnets appear to be backed with gold foil. A square flat-cut garnet with gold foil backin…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alby with Thwaite', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-51F88A
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Late Saxon copper alloy strap end of Thomas (2004) Class E Type 1 dating to the period c. AD 1000 - 1100. It comprises an openwork tongue-shaped plate with a split attachment end at the top, terminating in an old break. The edges of two rivet holes are visible along the edge of the break, one at each corner. The plate comprises Winchester style openwork decoration in the form of a series of symmetrical fronds, emanating from a central stem which twist along the edges of the plate and end in inward curving lobed terminals, terminating in a series of heavily worn breaks. See…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: NMS-5190CC
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Late Saxon Anglo-Scandinavian harness fitting dating to the period c. AD 1000 - 1100. It cocnsists of a central D-sectioned oval boss with a D-sectioned arm projecting from either side. Easch arm terminates in an oval loop, one of which is intact and one of which is incomplete. The complete loop exhibits three projecting knops at three of the cardinal points, the fourth being occupied by the arm. The incomplete loop retains on knop and terminates in two heavily worn stubs. Williams, D, 2007, Anglo-Scandinavian Horse Harness Fittings Finds Research Group Datasheet No. 39 p …
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: NMS-6E03FB
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Early Saxon sleeve clasp of Hines' Form B12 dating to the period c. AD 470 - 600. It comprises three square bosses separated by two recessed and grooved collars. Projecting from each boss is a D-shaped pierced lug for attachment to the sleeve. Projecting from the other side of the central lug is a rectangular eye on to which the hook of the opposite half would have attached. See: Hines, J, 1993, p. 47, fig. 90, a. Finder's ref: Oct 17. 11.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-684FDB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Middle Saxon copper alloy Ansate brooch dating to the period c. AD 700 - 850. The narrow and shallow sub-triangular-sectioned bow (flattened sides) terminates in an old break at one end and exhibits an ovoid terminal at the other. The terminal is decorated with a diamond lattice of obliquely engraved lines, with three in one direction and three in the other. On the reverse a curled rectangular-sectioned catchplate. Hubener 1972 Gruppe 1, Thorle 2001 Gruppe II. Finder's ref: Oct 17. 17.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 24th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-B030AF
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn and incomplete early medieval hooked tag of Read's Class A, Type 2 dating to the period c. AD 600 - 1150. Sub-circular plate with two pierced attachment holes. Projecting from one side of the palte is the stub of the hook whcih terminates in an old break. No traces of decoration are visible. See: Read, B, 2008, p. 14, no. 55 - 57. Finder's ref: GP OCT 17. 19.
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-E08362
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two refitting lengths of sheet copper alloy, possibly part of a binding strip, of probable Early Saxon date (c. AD 500 - 600). Each fragment is slightly curved and terminates in a break at either end. The strips refit at one end, but not at the other, therefore it is not possible to determine the approximate circumference of the original object.
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8B1E0B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 old breaks on three edges. On the reverse is a scar indicating the position of the missing pierced pin lug surrounded by iron corrosion from the missing pin. The bow arches back from the head and terminates in an old break.
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8ADAA1
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. Only the tip of the foot survives. It commences in an old break below which are traces of a ridged collar. The moulded zoomorphic foot in the form of an animal's head with ridged double collar at the top exhibits bulbous eyes set either side of a long triangular-sectioned head and bulbous flared nostrils with a rounded snout. A small fragment of the catchplate projects from just below the break.
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-CDA7B9
Object type: POT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Saxon ceramic sherd from a vessel dating to the period c. 410 - 700. Dark reduced ware with sparse angular inclusions. Probably laminated from a larger sherd.
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-A710AE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Early Saxon copper alloy annular brooch dating to the period c. AD 470 - 570. Flat frame with an old break at either end, one of which runs across the pin constriction. The frame exhibits three transverse grooves adjacent to the constriction followed by a series of punched dots and a single transverse groove. The frame terminates in an old break.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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