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Record ID: LEIC-E1052A
Object type: RIVET
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An Early Medieval copper-allot stud/rivet, dating to c.AD 500 - 600. The stud is circular in plan and rectangular in section. The front of the stud has a chip carved design in the centre. In the centre of the stud is an annulet, radiating around the stud are four sets of three curved lines which create a lozenge style pattern. The outer boarder of the stud is undecoarated. The rear of the stud is also undecorated, projecting from the centre is a cylindrical shaft which terminated in a flattened circular head. The central design has retained traced of gilding. Diameter: 18 mm Th…
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ratcliffe on Soar', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-923986
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) copper-alloy strap end, dating to c.AD 750 - 950. Thomas' Class A, Type 2. The strap-end is flat in profile and sub-rectangular in plan its long edges being slightly convex widening slightly after its upper end before narrowing again towards its rounded off terminal. The strap end is slit down the side for approximately one third of its length creating a slit between the front and back. This would have held the end of the strap. Part of the upper surface of the slit has been lost to an old break. There are the remains of two rivet holes at the upper ter…
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2022
Last updated: Friday 13th May 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-7F91C7
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper alloy pin, dating to c.AD 700 - 900. The object is composed of a globular head with a flattened top. The head is decorated with a twisted and grooved design and the top has an incised equal armed cross. This decoration was formally known as ‘wrythen-headed' decoration. At the base of the head is a single banded circumferential collar from which a circular-sectioned shaft extends. The cylindrical shaft terminates in an old abraded break, Length: 16.2 mm. Width: 9.4 mm. Weight: 3.6g.
Created on: Tuesday 26th April 2022
Last updated: Friday 13th May 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-7F8239
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
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An incomplete Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper alloy pin, dating to c.AD 700 - 900. The object is composed of a globular head with a flattened top. The head is decorated with a twisted and grooved design and the top has an incised equal armed cross. This decoration was formally known as ‘wrythen-headed' decoration. At the base of the head is a single banded circumferential collar from which a circular-sectioned shaft extends. The cylindrical shaft terminates in an old abraded break, Length: 27.5 mm Width: 7.5 mm Weight: 2.2 g
Created on: Tuesday 26th April 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 26th April 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-ECA974
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete Early-Medieval copper-alloy pin, dating to c.AD 700 - 900. The globular pin head has a flattened top, the pin head is undecorated. Below the pin head sits a raised collar. Part of the shaft remains, it is circular in section and terminates in a worn break. Length: 31.2 mm Width: 7.1 mm Thickness (shaft): 1.8 mm Weight: 2.1 g
Created on: Thursday 7th April 2022
Last updated: Thursday 5th May 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-EC822E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete Early Medieval copper-alloy small long brooch, dating to c.AD 450-550. Most of the head, one side knop and the upper bow remain. The pin side knops and lower bow are missing. The rectangular head plate is almost complete, fragments of its top edge are missing, a complete flat circular knop projects from it right side, a fragment of this remains on its left, it is uncertain whether the top edge had any decoration. The outer edge of the headplate is defined by incised lines. To the rear of the headplate is a small complete lug which would have secured the pin, Iron corrosio…
Created on: Thursday 7th April 2022
Last updated: Monday 6th June 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-1C3D28
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy pin, dating to c.AD 700 - 900. The pinhead is polyhedral (cuboid with the the corners cut off), with a single ring and dot decoration on each of the four main sides. The sides are faceted. From the base of the head a length of straight circular sectioned shaft extends terminating in a worn break, the shaft is bent just over 90 degrees. The metal has a green patina. Length: 22.8 mm Width: 5.6 mm Weight: 1.83 g
Created on: Wednesday 16th March 2022
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-7562E6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An incomplete late Early-Medieval (Anglo Saxon) cloisonné enamelled copper-alloy disc brooch, dating to c.AD 970 - 1100. Weetch type 20.B. The brooch is almost complete, it is missing its pin and catchplate. The circular brooch appears to be formed of several component parts, those visible with the brooch in its relatively complete state being a rim, a gilded backplate and apparently separate to this the cloisonné insert. The rim is stepped to the front with traces of present across some of the surface. The separate cloisonné insert has a number of cells or cloisons filled with fou…
Created on: Tuesday 8th March 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 8th March 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-716407
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An Early Medieval Silver sceat, dating to c. AD 720 - 740. Series E, variety D. On the obverse is a quilled 'porcupine' with triangular head crescent coiled right enclosing a cross. On the reverse is a beaded standard enclosing angular symbols and a annulet in centre. Closest parallel: Abramson (2006) p, 88, Series E, variety D. North (1994) Volume 1, p no. Diameter: 12 mm Weight: 0.96 g
Created on: Tuesday 8th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 11th March 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-591155
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy pin, dating to c.AD 700 - 900. The pinhead is polyhedral (cuboid with the the corners cut off), with a single ring and dot decoration on each of the four main sides. The sides are faceted. The shaft is missing. The metal has a green patina. Some of the outer surface has worn away. Length: 10.75mm Width: 9.38 mm Weight: 2.92 g Polyhedral-headed pins with ring-and-dot decoration are a common find from Middle Anglo-Saxon England.
Created on: Monday 17th January 2022
Last updated: Thursday 10th March 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-590907
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy pin, dating to c.AD 700 - 900. The pinhead is polyhedral (cuboid with the the corners cut off), with a single ring and dot decoration on each of the four main sides. The sides are faceted. From the base of the head a length of straight circular sectioned shaft extends terminating in a worn break. The metal has a green patina. Length: 15.31mm Width: 6.60 mm Weight: 2.04 g Polyhedral-headed pins with ring-and-dot decoration are a common find from Middle Anglo-Saxon England.
Created on: Monday 17th January 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 19th January 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-DAFB6C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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A late Early Medieval to early Medieval copper-alloy stirrup mount, dating to AD 1000 - 1100. Williams Class A, type 11A. It is sub triangular in plan and L shaped in section. It has gently out curving sides and terminates in a trefoil at the outer edge. The plate is decorated with a moulded lion facing left with a forepaw raised, its head leaning backwards facing the top of the mount, mouth opened. The lion is enclosed by a plain border which joins to the body at the raised fore leg. From the base of the mount the common right-angled flange. The lions tail curls between the legs and …
Created on: Tuesday 11th January 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 12th January 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-C5782A
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy pin, dating to c.AD 700 - 900. The pinhead is polyhedral (cuboid with the the corners cut off), a single ring and dot is present on each of the missing corners, on one face four ring and dots are present, arranged in a lozenge, the other side has five, three in a row at the top and two underneath. The sides are faceted. From the base of the head a length of straight circular sectioned shaft extends terminating in a worn break. Length: 33.58 mm Width: 9.06 mm Thickness: 4.69 mm Weight: 3.58 g
Created on: Monday 10th January 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 26th January 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-C548DC
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete late Early Medieval copper-alloy ringed pin, dating to AD 885 - 1025. The object comprises of a rectangular headed pin with a loop. The pin is circular in section, it terminates in an old break at one end, the other the pin widens to a rectangular head with is decorated on both sides and the top edge with four circular recessions in a lozenge pattern. Both sides of the pin are drilled, the holes do not perforate the pin head. A c-shaped loop loosely sits in the holes. The loop is undecorated. Length: 93.46 mm Width: 15.92 mm Thickness: 5.45 mm Weight: 8.99 g
Created on: Monday 10th January 2022
Last updated: Monday 10th January 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-4E8C39
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An Early Medieval glass wound bead dating to c.AD 450 - 700. The bead is circular in plan and almost D-shaped in section with central circular perforation. The matrix of the glass is dark blue with opaque yellow trailing. It is made from dark blue glass with yellow detail Diameter: 24.53 mm Diameter: 6.46 mm Weight: 7.08 g Dating of beads and often be tricky due to overlapping types and wide use of simple or crude designs. The shape, colour and style of this bead are comparable with those from Early Medieval graves. Thanks are extended to Alan Burchell and Jo Ahmet for…
Created on: Wednesday 17th November 2021
Last updated: Friday 19th November 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Billesdon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-3B6132
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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A late Roman to early Early-Medieval copper-alloy penannular brooch, dating to c.AD 300 - 700. Booth type H. The frame is circular in cross-section, flattening slightly at the terminals. The inside point of the triangular terminal extends a little way into the inside of the brooch. Length: 28 mm Width: 22 mm Weight: 2 g See WILT-5682E4 on the database as a parallel Anna Booth comments on the record: Fowler thought this brooch was a Type G, but Dickinson disagreed. I think it has similarities with some of the Type G penannulars, but is still best classified as a Type H vari…
Created on: Tuesday 16th November 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 17th November 2021
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Record ID: LEIC-2771ED
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy cloisonné enamelled brooch, dating to AD 970 - 1100. Weetch type 20b. The pin, catchplate and much of the outer rim are missing. The front is decorated with a five point star which is made up of white enamel cells for the points; the centre of the star is a circle of red enamel, surrounding this is a larger circle pale green/blue enamel. The background is dark blue. The enamel cells are separated by strips of copper alloy, a technique known as cloisonné. The enamel design fills the face of a raised disc. The underside is undeco…
Created on: Monday 15th November 2021
Last updated: Monday 29th November 2021
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Record ID: LEIC-BA0F43
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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A fragment of an Early Medieval cruciform brooch dating to circa AD 475 - 550. The remaining fragment consists of the headplate and fragment of upper bow. The head-plate is rectangular and has breaks at both sides and the upper edge. The front of the plate is decorated with an incised pellet boarder and two triangles above the bow. The upper bow projects from the headplate almost at a 90° angle. Not enough of the bow remains to identify any decoration. Length: 18.5 mm Width: 22.2 mm Thickness: 1.1 mm Weight: 1.71 g
Created on: Wednesday 10th November 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 18th January 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-A97309
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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An incomplete Early Medieval copper-alloy openwork cross disc brooch dating to circa AD 800 - 900. Circular in plan, it consists of a plate containing four circular apertures with serrated edges. An equal armed cross is possible incised on the front face, though the surface is worn. The rear of the brooch is flat. The reverse contains the remains of a pin lug and catchplate. Diameter: 34 mm Weight: 7 g
Created on: Thursday 28th October 2021
Last updated: Thursday 28th October 2021
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Record ID: LEIC-6DAEA8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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12 undiagnostic body sherds and one rim sherd of Early Medieval ceramic vessel, dating to c. 410 - 700. The surfaces are black and the fabric internally is dark grey with some quartz inclusions, one sherd has retained some decoration in the form of horizontal lines. Weight: 91.76 g
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 8th December 2021
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