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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: GLO-8F79CA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Circular gold disc brooch that is made from a flat gold disc that has a large dark red glass cabochon mounted in the centre, there is a conchoidal fracture to the side of this cabochon. This is mounted within a high collared setting; this setting is then encircled by a twisted wire at its base. Evenly spaced around the central stone four small rods (2-3mm high) have been riveted into place and them wrapped 3-4 times in twisted wire. Four furthers cabochons are mounted towards the edge of the brooch with each being held within a high collar, one is missing but the remainder consist of t…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Nibley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-D2A86C
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy harness mount consisting of a truncated bar that is 10mm long and oval in cross section with an oval loop terminal at one end that has three evenly spaced knops projecting from the outside edge.
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-D1926D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon, c. 450-550), copper alloy button brooch that has a circular base decorated with four opposing double crescents who's arch points towards the middle creating a central cross pattern with narrowed arms a large rectangular hub. This is surrounded by an upturned rim. Gilding still remains in the recesses of the decoration. On the reverse are the remains of the catch plate and pin mount, unfortunately only the base remains of both items.
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-AE7747
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval stirrup-strap mount that has an openwork lozange shaped plate with a cross satire in the centre creating four lozenge-shaped voids, there are knops satiated in the centre, in each corner and at the end of each arm of the cross, plus one flanking both sides of the suspension loop at the top of the item. The base of the mount is truncated but would have originally had a rearward projecting tab. This is an example of Williams class A type 12 (openwork) and dates to the 11th century.
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-2D61D8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy D-shape buckle that has a complex moulded frame. The front of the buckle is expanded to form a sub-triangular panel that has a moulded animal head on the top with hollowed circular ears, lentoid eyes below and a triangular snout forming the forward edge. Flanking this and forming the curving sides of the buckle is an arching beast on each side that face back towards the strap bar. The neck of each beast emanates from the side of the first facemask and is decorated with two recessed lines that run halfway down its length to the head. Behind the head and on the outside edge …
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: GLO-CBA405
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~This is a copper alloy Anglo-Scandinavian harness cheek piece fragment showing a stylised animal that depicts the head and neck of a beast right, the head is curved backwards in a tight C-shaped to look back over its body. At the terminal of the 'C' is an inwardly projecting sub-rectangular tab that forms the snout of the beast. Above the snout, at the terminal of the C, is a projecting semicircle for the brow. Further smaller knops are found on the spine of the beast with two larger examples at the base of the curve, this area is also wider and may have formed the body of the beast…
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Forest Of Dean', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-781B7A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is a wall fragment of grass tempered ware pottery that has a very dark grey/black fabric with frequent small linear voids throughout that dates to 500-700AD
Created on: Friday 5th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-88EFC9
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~This is a large D-shaped loop that has a greatly expanded forward edge which at its thickest, in the centre, has a diameter of 12mm diameter. This narrows and curves round on both sides to arms that are 5mm in diameter. The end of the arms are truncated with a rounded and undulating terminal, as a result is it impossible to determine weather this object had a narrowed strap bar. ~~A similar parallel has been recorded on this database LEIC-8BE932 this shows a buckle with expanded frame and narrowed strap bar with a decorative sheet copper alloy buckle plate attracted.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: GLO-74586A
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~This is a 9th century copper alloy strap end that has an animal facemask on the forward edge. There is a slot at the rear edge whereby the strap would be inserted and riveted into place; there are two copper alloy rivets are still in place. The design on the main plate is a geometric style of two opposing arches that converge in the centre forming a double saltire. Each arch is made from a double parallel line that is interspersed with short transverse lines creating a series of small squares. The sections either side of the arches and at either end are infilled with a series of lin…
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: GLO-A6EA11
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy pin that has a flat circular head that is decorated with four ring-and-dots on one face. Below a wide undecorated collar separates the head from the shaft. The shaft has a circular cross-section and is bent back on itself so the pointe tip now sits next to the head.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-FF91C7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Early Medieval mount in the form of a circular disc with and enamelled face. The decoration on the face is divided into four equal portions, each containing a triangular shaped penannular loop with the point facing towards the centre and the curved base position to the edge of the mount. The right-hand straight edge on each loop is broken; this geometric paten ultimately forms a central cross and allows the loops to form a knot motif. The centre of each loop is recessed allowing the centre to be filled with a yellow enamel. The cross and outer edge of the mount is also sli…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: GLO-FD71E3
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy hollow cast Early Medieval sword pommel dated to AD 900-1050. This is broadly triangular in plan with a base that is slightly curved. The upper portion is shaped into five lobes that increase in width and height to the central lobe which has a much wider and more rounded cross-section than its counterparts. Dividing each of the lobs from its neighbour by is a narrow band with recessed borders. The lower section of the pommel is defined by a double plan band that runs the circumference of the item, the lower band is slightly wider than the one above. The tang would have…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: GLO-E85509
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap end that is rectangular shape with slightly convex sides and a pointed forward edge. Unfortunately the strap end is very badly corroded resulting in the loss of almost all detail. The forward edge would have been decorated with an animal face mask but no detail remains, behind the main panel appears to have been decorated with a geometric pattern, but again no detail remains. There rear of the strap end is slotted to accommodate the strap, however, the top half of the slot that is truncated, the remaining bottom panel shows that there would have been two rivet holes…
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
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Record ID: GLO-18D332
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy stirrup strap mount that has a sub-rectangular plate that is surmounted by a pointed top. This is decorated with three openwork holes at the top; flaking this are two wide panels with undulating edges, on complete examples these would have been engraved with beats heads, but on this example all detail has worn/corroded away. Below in the centre of the plate is an animal head depicted in high relief, again all detail has been lost through wear/corrosion. In the bottom centre of the plate is a single rivet hole. At the base of the artefact a rearward facing angled proje…
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: GLO-56E27A
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~This is a 9th century copper alloy strap end. The design on the main plate is decorated with a series of angled lines of various lengths. The overall design is difficult distinguish now owing to damage and corrosion, but a general geometric pattern is visible showing short angled lines on the flanks with long curvilinear lines in the centre. Both the rear and the forward edge are truncated. This a Thomas class A, type 2 strap end which dates it from the late 9th- 10th century.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-8B87B8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver cut quarter of Edward the Confessor, trefoil / quadrilateral type dated to 1046-1048. Obverse: The back of a diademed and draped bust facing right ED Reverse: Quadrilateral with pellet in centre and trefoils at angles over voided short cross GO
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: GLO-E2045B
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Early Medieval, Anglo-Saxon iron sword blade fragment. This fragment has heavily corroded with truncated forward and rear ends, the blades are parallel and do no0t appear to taper suggesting that this would have come from somewhere in the middle of the sword. The edges of the blade are corroded and uneven, the spine of the sword appears to be flat although this heavily encrusted in corrosion.
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-E1D161
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Early Medieval, Anglo-Saxon iron spearhead. This has a narrow tapering head that give an elongated lozenge appearance with rounded shoulders the blades on the either side are parallel and terminate in a truncated point, with a low spine running down the centre of both side. The split socket may have been split on both sides, however, corrosion removing elements of the sockets to give the impression that it had a double split remains a strong possibility. The end of the socket is truncated. An attempt was made to classify and date this weapon using the system defined in Bayliss and …
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotswolds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-3BB0EE
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy stirrup strap mount that has a rectangular plate. This is decorated a row of two openwork holes running down either side and a fifth larger hole at the top of the plate. In the centre of the plate is an animal head depicted in high relief, although the item is heavily corroded some detail still remains showing a wide nose with flat base and one oval eye on the right side of the face. The top corners expand to form two curls (ears) that have a deep recessed. At the base of the artefact a rearward facing angled projection that contains two rivet holes, these holes are now …
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: GLO-FBCE47
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~A copper alloy (Anglo-Scandinavian?) oval buckle that has a bevelled underside and a zoomorphic protrusion to the front. The forward protrusion compresses of a long narrow triangular point that has two circular knops at the base that represent eyes, this probably represents the head of a bird. The centre of the forward edge is recessed to act as a pin rest. The rear of the buckle is expanded to form an interregnal buckle plate. This has a slot in the forward edge for the pin. To hold the buckle pin in place, in the middle of the slot there is a circular hole that passes form one side…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
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