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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: SWYOR-2FFE70
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A copper alloy Early Medieval pin, dating from AD 720 - 850. It has a globular head with a flattened top and a slight collar before the shank. The head is decorated with ten ring and dot motifs. The shank is circular in section and 2.2mm in diameter. The lower end is missing. The break is patinated. The pin is 34.9mm long, 9.3mm diameter and 4.3g. Compare pins from Flixborough (2009), especially Type 131, number 295 and 296 on page 50. Compare also SF-E19596 and NLM-66889C.
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-D58AE0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: York
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A copper alloy Early Medieval Anglo-Scandinavian disc brooch decorated in Terslev style, probably dating from the 10th century, about AD 900 - 1000. The brooch is circular and has a domed boss at the centre. It is decorated with four symetrical back-to-back volutes bound by a double stranded square which has a lozenge shaped elment at each corner. The brooch is gilded. On the reverse is a double pin lug and a lug to act as a catchplate. Both these are incomplete. The brooch has a smooth dark green patina on the reverse, and a rough dark brown patina where the gilding is missing on th…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-5C99D9
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy probable Early Medieval to Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) openwork mount in zoomorphic form dating from about AD 1000-1100. It is most similar to Urnes style objects. The mount is sub triangular with two of the three points being an animal head with a short snout and moulded long pointed oval ears. Behind each of the two surviving heads is a circular rivet hole filled with the corroded remains of copper alloy rivets. Each element then divides to form two strands of interlance in a symetrical knot. Loops of this knot form a rounded projection in the centre of each side of…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-5C2D38
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An Early Medieval strap end dating from about AD 800 - 1100, of Thomas Class B, Type 4. The strap end has a zoomorphic terminal, which is moulded and represents an animal head with large drilled eyes and moulded chevrons for ears. Above the head is a short rectangular shaft with a bevelled upper face, then there are two further sets of moulded chevrons representing very devolved animal masks. The one closest to the attachment end is thicker than the others. The strap end is bent backwards before the attachment end which is missing. This is likely to be damage (pre or post deposition) …
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-354108
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Early Medieval Anglo-Saxon brooch, probably a great square-headed brooch dating from AD 400 - 600. Only part of the head-plate and part of the upper half of the bow survive. The surviving part of the head-plate has two rectangular panels alongside the top of the bow. These bear scrolled decoration. The bow is ridged or fluted longitudinally with a wide central rib flanked by wide grooves, and a raised outer edge on each side. The stumps of a pair of integrally cast perforated lugs are present on the back of the head-plate; the missing iron spring/…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-543EBE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead spindle whorl of Early Medieval to Medieval date, about AD 900 - 1500. It is of Walton Rogers Form B2 with two flat faces of equal size and curved sides. The relatively large central aperture (diameter of 9.8mm) suggests a date range starting in the late Anglo-Saxon period. One face of the whorl is decorated with four incuse marks, each a different shape, impressed deeply into the lead. There is a trapezoid, a V shape, an L shape and a slightly curved line. The other face has a slightly raised rim. The whorl has a diameter of 28.9mm and is 10mm thick. 43.5g. It has a well devel…
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-C1ED6F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Early Medieval Ansate brooch dating from AD 700 - 900, and probably in Merovingian or Frankish style. One end of the bow and terminal are missing. The brooch has a square flat terminal with a semi-circular rounded projection to each side. This terminal is decorated with an incised cross saltire formed from four lentoid recesses. There is a recessed ring and dot on the two rounded projections. Behind this terminal is a pair of projecting pin lugs supporting an iron axis bar. The pin is missing. The bow projects from the terminal at an angle and is strai…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-32DCDB
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A piece of silver probable metal working debris of possible Early Medieval date. The object is an irregular lump of metal. It is roughly oval in plan and in cross-section, and the surface is faceted and uneven. It is 8.6mm long, 6.7mm wide and 6.1mm thick. 1.31g. Compare SWYOR-8807C1, a collection of metalworking debris from the same area.The object has no dating evidence itself, but is from a known Early-Medieval productive site and is probably evidence for silverworking of that date.
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-32B81D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete pierced silver struck or hammered coin of Early Medieval date; a Primary Series A3 sceat, of BMC Type 2a dating from AD 680 - 700. The obverse shows a radiate bust right with [TI]C before the bust and an A flanked by large annulets behind, with curved exurgual lines either side of the beaded line below. The reverse shows a beaded standard with Tufa containing a trefoil of pellets, and horns, with TOTII legend. A small part of the coin is missing, causing the los of the first two letters of "TIC". The coin has been pierced by a single hole positioned on the neck of the b…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-9F6907
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval, Anglo-Saxon, copper alloy annular brooch dating from about AD 450 - 600. It is D-shaped in section and is decorated with incised lines in seven groups of three or four lines around the front of the brooch. Part of the attachment loop of an iron pin is rusted onto the brooch. The object has a smooth dark grey patina. It is 34.2mm diameter, 2.7mm thick and the frame is 3.8mm wide. 7.07g. Compare FAKL-96A515 and LEIC-B8E5C1 which cites number 10.54 on p92 of the Ashmolean Catalogue (1974).
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-5AE03F
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small copper alloy mount of probable Early Medieval date. It is rectangular in plan and U shaped in section. It has two separate thin wire copper alloy rivets surviving. The ends of the mount appear to be complete and are bevelled. It is 13.3mm long, 5.1mm wide and 4mm thick. 0.61g. The mount can be paralleled by SWYOR-877094 which is from an Early Medieval site, and which cites SWYOR-7CAAE7 and SWYOR-7CD8D7, also thought to be Early Medieval in date because they were found on what is believed to be a moot site with other Saxon finds.The function of these small mounts is unknown but…
Created on: Sunday 11th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 12th September 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-EA829D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Anglo-Saxon silver coin; a secondary sceat of Series J (Type 36) dating from about AD 710 - 725. See North (1994) Volume 1, number 134; Abramson (2006) page 51, number J210. Compare also LIN-6F6041 which is also recorded as EMC 2013.0105. The coin is 12.7mm diameter, 1.9mm thick and 0.95g.
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th September 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-7EBBD2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Early Medieval long bow brooch, either a small-long or cruciform type dating from AD 400 - 600. The rectangular head plate has a raised central panel surrounded on the three upper sides by a headplate frame. The outer edge of the frame at the top and sides has punched semi-circular depressions forming a border, and with a small triangle of punches extending inwards from the base of each knop. The central panel (which does not extend to the top of the headplate) also has a similar border, but without the triangular extensions. The three knops have a hal…
Created on: Thursday 1st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 1st September 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-6F6E7B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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A fragment of an Early Medieval cruciform or small-long brooch dating from the 5th or 6th century. Only the bow of the brooch survives. It is arched, has a slight central vertical ridge, and is faceted at both ends. The breaks are worn and patinated. It is 29.6mm long, 19.3mm wide at one end, 16.1mm wide at the other end, 10.1mm thick and 10.6g.
Created on: Wednesday 31st August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 31st August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-338AE8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from an Early Medieval small-long brooch dating from AD 500 - 600. Part of the headplate and bow survives. The head plate is flat and plain, but the edegs are missing. There is a facet across the top of the bow, which is cororded and incomplete. On the reverse is the remains of a single lug to attach the pin. The brooch has a grey patina. The fragment is 29.7mm long, 19.1mm wide and 5.8mm thick. 4.39g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-336B44
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from an Early Medieval cruciform brooch dating form AD 400 - 600. Only part of the foot plate survives. Part of the catchplate survives on the reverse. The front is decorated with what appears to be a human face with moulded projecting eyebrows, nose and domed eyes. There is gilding surviving on the front of the brooch which has a light green patina. The fragment is 20mm long, 15.6mm wide and 5.4mm thick. 4.29g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-DE51DB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Early Medieval brooch, a Great Square Headed brooch dating from AD 500 - 600. The surviving piece is part of the footplate with the pin catchplate on the reverse. The catchplate extends into a central rib. Both ends and both sides of the brooch are broken, though there is a small length of the original edge surviving. The fragment is decorated with a central rib springing from possible nostrils and with a large convex pellet near the upper break. To each side is a ladder-like ribbon with transverse grooves. The outer edges of these are curved to follow …
Created on: Friday 12th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 31st August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-A1CF99
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy unidentified object, possibly a mount, of Early Medieval to Medieval date, about AD 1000 - 1200. It is in Anglo-Scandinavian zoomorphic Urnes style, but it is not clear what function the object had. It consists of a sub-rectangular tapering bar which terminates in a moulded animal's head, ears flat against the bar, with bulbous eyes and a square snout. Projecting from the beast's snout is a wide openwork sub-circular plate in decorated in Urnes style with oval apertures and faint incised lines. None of the edges appears to b broken, and nor does the square (wider) en…
Created on: Thursday 28th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-754945
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Early Medieval Anglo-Saxon sleeve or wrist clasp dating from the late 5th to 6th century, of Hines Form B20 (Hines 1993: 64-5). One end of the clasp is missing. It is a catch piece, and consists of a rectangular loop projecting from the front edge of an integrally cast bar decorated with a raised square in the centre, a panel of transverse grooves next to it, and a flat plain square at the end. On the other side of the bar (the rear edge) is an integral flat plate, the rear edge of which is made up of five triangles in plan (four surviving), with the edge one pierced fo…
Created on: Tuesday 26th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-751A9C
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy strap end of late Early Medieval date, probably the 11th century, of Thomas Class H. It has a split attachment end, a narrow waisted centre, and a flat trilobed plate at the closed end. This is decorated with incised lines on the upper face defining two comma shapes and a chevron. A single copper alloy rivet pierces both upper and lower plates at the centre of the attachment end. The attachment end tapers horizontally, but thickens, to a waisted middle that has a sub-rectangular moulding of a very worn possible zoomorphic animal head facing away from the a…
Created on: Tuesday 26th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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