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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: FAKL-BC95A3
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast lead spindle whorl of possible Early Medieval (720-850) date. The whorl is plan-convex with a slighly concave underside. Through it is a 7.0 x 5.0 centrally set, hole. Its face bears a pattern of angled, raised bar and the intention might have been to suggest runes although no coherent letters can be defined. Diameter 30.0mm, Height 15.4mm, Mass 53.32g. This whorl can be place in Walton Rogers (2007, 24-25). Type A1 which she dated to the Middle Anglo-Saxon period. The type was found at Flixborough, North Lincolnshire (Walton Rogers in Evans and Loveluck, 2009, Fig. 9.3 and can b…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-8C6BEE
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy pommel cap from an Early Medieval, tenth century, Viking sword, Petersen Type S, Wheeler Type III, (Peirce, 2002, 102-107). The cap is lentoid and in the from of five conjoined lobes, reducing in size from the centre through which is a hole to accomodate the rivetted end of the tang. The cap is hollow and incomplete, most of one side is missing and there is a hole in one of the lobe. As is it difficult to see how this damage occurred it is possible that the cap was mis-cast. Length 62.8mm, Width 18.0mm, Height 23.6mm, Metal section 4.4mm thick. Mass 39.10g
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-7473AD
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Four sherds of Late Anglo-Saxon pottery made from a Lincoln fine-shelled ware, dating from the late 10th to mid 11th century (Young and Vince, 2005, 81-88). The fabrics are medium hard with a medium/dense crushed sea-shell filler, the sherds have a butt/pink surface with a mid grey core. The sherds include one fragment of a square-cut rim. Sherd A, 30.7 x 29.2 x 9.2mm, 9.28g Sherd B, 20.9 x 17.6 x 6.6mm, Sherd C, 12.8 x 10.0 x 10.0 x 8.8mm, 1.36g, Sherd D, (rim) 14.3 x 11.7 x 10.9mm thick.
Created on: Sunday 5th August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 5th August 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-982831
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rim sherd from a Late Anglo-Saxon vessel made from a Lincoln Fine-shelled ware, dating from the late 10th to mid 11th century (Young and Vince, 2005, 81-88). The fabric is medium hard with a profuse, crushed sea-shell filler, the sherd has a dark grey exterior and core with a mid-brown inner face. The rim is everted with a square-cut edge. It is estimated that this sherd came from a vessel with a rim diameter of c. 140mm.
Created on: Saturday 26th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 26th May 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-B11D7B
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval (probably) bead, opaque, pale blue with mid-blue, spiral trails, barrel-shaped, one face larger than the other, Diameter 9.0mm, Height 8.2mm, Hole diameter 2.5mm, Mass 0.88g
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 28th July 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-B1041D
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval (probably) bead, transluscent, mid-blue, barrel-shaped, one face larger than the other, facet on one side, Diameter 9.1mm, Height 6.3mm, Hole diameter 3.0mm, Mass 0.65g
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 28th July 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-B0B026
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval stirrup mount, Williams Group A, c.1000-1120. Cast copper alloy fragment from the upper part of the mount, consisting of a plate, slightly curved longitudinally, with a 4.0mm diameter hole through its top. The decoration is deeply incised and consist of two scrolls, apparently linked by a transverse bar, above these is a V-shaped motif which is projected beyond the sides of the plate. Length 32.5mm, Width 29.5mm, Thickness 2.2/1.7mm, Mass 10.50g.
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 28th July 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-B07EF7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval buckle frame, c. 400-700. Cast copper alloy, oval with a flat underside, rounded outer edge and angled inner edge, Marzinzik 2003, 23, Class 1.5. The survival of casting flash on this inner edge suggests that this buckle is unfinished. The buckle bar has a 1.8mm diameter, round section. Width 15.1mm, Length 11.5mm, Thickness 2.4mm, Mass 1.12g.
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 28th July 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-A05256
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval penannular brooch of Graham-Campbell (1991) Class 1, c. 400-700AD. Cast copper alloy, originally with enamel inlay. Round sectioned hoop, 3.2mm in diameter, now damaged by corrosion but with no trace of the transverse ribbing seen on other examples. The terminals are cuboid/rectangular in general form and measure 14.0mm long x 5.4mm wide x 4.3mm thick. They are set 22.0 mm out of plane with each other, a feature observed on other Class I penannular brooches (Calne, Wiltshire (Youngs 1995, 127-131); Porth Dafarch, Anglesey (Youngs, 1989, No. 15) suggesting that this was …
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-03AD63
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval copper alloy pin, c. AD700-900; tapering, flat sectioned shank above with is a D shaped plate which the shank appears to overlap. It is likely that this element is truncated. Length 31.6mm, Width (head) 6.9mm, Thickness 1.9mm, Mass 0.81g.
Created on: Saturday 20th May 2017
Last updated: Saturday 20th May 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-EFE952
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval coin, silver penny of Edward the Confessor (AD1042-1066) North 831, AD 1065-1066. Obverse: Royal bust right with crown and sceptre, EADPARD REX. Reverse: Short voided cross with a pyramid in one angle, an annulet in another and two unidentified shapes in the other angles. [io ] CETEL ON EOP. Diameter 18.7mm, Mass 1.18g.
Created on: Friday 19th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 19th May 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-BB7354
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval copper-alloy, openwork, stirrup strap mount of Williams Class A, Type 3 (Williams 1997, 36-38, fig 25), cf. LEIC-E22035. The fragment is truncated and has lost much of its surface but enough survives to show what appears to be a standing, bound, human figure his legs slightly spread and with arms curved down to pass behind what looks like a three strand frond. Length: 30.4mm, Width 31.3mm, Thickness 3.7mm, Mass 9,95g.
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-DD8353
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval/Medieval stirrup terminal, cast copper alloy with traces of lead alloy. The main part of the terminal has a U shaped section within which are traces of the lead alloy that had attached to terminal to the stirrup's iron side pieces. At the end of the terminal is a flat 'foot' which is set at 25 degrees to the U shaped socket and separated from it by a transverse moulding. On the edge of the foot are three projections set at 90 degrees to each other. A curving groove on the side of the foot appears to be recent damage. This object is likely to date from the eleventh centu…
Created on: Friday 10th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-07CFF8
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval hooked tag, copper alloy, head circular with a central hole around which are three circular grooves. On one side is a projecting hook, the tip of which is missing. The other side bears two projecting lugs, one of which is damaged, through which are the holes by which the tag was attached. This tag can be placed in Read's Early Medieval Class E, Type I, It seems that circular tags are later in date than the triangular form. Length 16.8mm, Width 10.2mm, Thickness 0.8mm, Mass 0.33g.
Created on: Saturday 19th November 2016
Last updated: Saturday 19th November 2016
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Record ID: FAKL-078D4D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval weight made from a Roman coin, a fouth century nummus, the faces of which have been files to remove almost all of the details, only traces of the bust survive to permit identification. While it is no possible to be sure, this object could be interpreted as an Early Medieval weight as coins treated in this way have been found in association with balances in Early Medieval graves (Scull, 1990, 183-215), Diameter 15.4mm, Thicknes 1.3mm, Mass 1.89g.
Created on: Saturday 19th November 2016
Last updated: Saturday 19th November 2016
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Record ID: FAKL-09C8D5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval rim sherd (probably). Everted rim, length too short to allow the diameter to be calculated. Thickness 5.5mm, Mass 4.59g. Fabric: Colour: black, hard fired, Inclusions: quartz, medium density, > 0.5mm, sub angular, well sorted grains. Shaping: unknown, no surface treatment, abraded. Form: Vessel
Created on: Monday 7th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 9th November 2016
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Record ID: FAKL-CCF8FB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval cloisonn√© enamel brooch. Gilt cast copper alloy with pseudo filigree and granulation. In its centre is a 15.5mm diameter x 2.0mm high collet containing enamel/glass inlay. This consist of four, rectangular pieces of pale blue glass arranged to form a cross. Between these elements are four keystone shaped pieces of dark blue glass which may have been made up of smaller pieces or have been fragmented. In the centre of the setting is what appears to be a piece of degraded white glass. It is not possible to see walls between the cells and this brooch might be better descri…
Created on: Friday 4th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 29th November 2016
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Record ID: FAKL-0135B8
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval strap end fragment, sheet copper alloy with incised decoration representing an animal's face; two recessed eyes surrounded by rings are separated by curved lines forming an X, Chevrons mark the nose. While resembling ninth century strap ends this fragment is thinner than usual and the decoration is incised rather than cast. The upper, truncated edge does not appear broken and has been expanded by hammering. Length 16.0mm, Width 12.0mm, Thickness 1.0mm, Mass 0.99g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2016
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Record ID: FAKL-EBADAC
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval strap end fragment, Cast copper alloy in the form of a diamond shaped/quatrafoil plate marked with deeply incised, angled lines. The back is plain. Above the plate is a square sectioned moulding marked with a transverse line. See SUR-E3C9BA for a parallel and other examples. Length 27.6mm, Width 17.7mm, Thickness 2.2mm, Mass 3.96g.
Created on: Monday 13th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2016
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Record ID: FAKL-AC51FD
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval pin head, head now irregular and flat topped, beneath the head is collar moulding. The shank in missing. Length 14.0mm, Diameter 8.4mm, Mass 2.99g.
Created on: Friday 10th June 2016
Last updated: Friday 10th June 2016
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