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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: WAW-410444
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Early Medieval (late 5th to 6th centuries) saucer brooch: The copper alloy brooch is sub-circular in plan and has abraded and incomplete edges. There is an incomplete lipped edge which is obliquely angled outwards. The outer face of the brooch is decorated with high-relief Style I animal motifs that are degenerate and are spiralling around a central undecorated boss. The motifs are formed by double stranded curved blocks all within a high-relief border with transverse grooves. The lipped flange has a fine linear groove running around the centre. The brooch appears to have a circular pe…
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: WAW-874985
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early Medieval hooked tag: An incomplete copper alloy hooked tag which originally had a triangular plate but the lower tip with the integral hook is missing. The upper edge has a tri-lobed edge, although one lobe is missing. Each lobe has a circular perforation for fastening. The decoration on the outer face has a double stranded lower-relief linear border. The upper edge at the lobes with a closed zig-zag design. The body of the tag is decorated with two scrolls, one in each upper corner with a voided pointed oval below. The reverse is undecorated. One upper corner is bent slightly. …
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: WAW-2C799E
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early Medieval (11th century) stirrup terminal: The copper alloy terminal is semi-cylindrical and the outer, convex face has moulded decoration whose lower terminal is slightly tapered and rounded. The decoration has a triangular protruding eyes, behind prominent ridges which are the eyes. Behind the eyes there are obliquely undulating grooves. The upper edge is broken, but not recently. On there reverse there are traces of solder. The surface of the terminal is slightly abraded and has a matte mid green colour with traces of a dark brown patina. The terminal measures 36.54mm long, 9.…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: WAW-E2CA3C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early Medieval (11th century) incomplete stirrup-strap mount: The cast copper alloy mount is a sub triangle with a debased animal head at each corner. The lower corners extend below the edge of the mount. The body of the mount does not appear to be decorated. On the reverse, along the lower edge there is a right-angled flange. Above the flange there are two circular perforations one of which has an iron rivet remaining. The surface is has a mottled mid-brown patina but is still coated in a fine layer of soil. It measures 67.83mm long, 39.39mm wide and 12.21mm thick. It weighs 36.81g.…
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B9A509
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early Medieval (11th century) harness fitting: harness link. The copper alloy cheek piece consists of an arm terminating with a loop at each end. The arm is a D-shaped in section, and has a swollen centre. This central section has a bulbous section and the arms protruding on either side is narrowed. Integral to each terminal is a loop, one is complete, the other incomplete. The breaks of the loop taper to a blunt point so the breaks are not recent and may be due to wear. The surface of the fitting is heavily abraded and has a matte red-brown surface. It measures 58.91mm long, 19.76mm …
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th April 2018
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Record ID: WAW-7EA8D0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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Early Medieval coin: silver sceat of an unknown mint and ruler. Series not known. The obverse depicts a bust wearing a diadem. Minted between 675 and 750 AD. The coin is either copper alloy or a debased copper alloy.
Created on: Thursday 1st March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
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Record ID: WAW-450EBE
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early-Medieval (late 8th and 10th centuries) copper-alloy strap end: in plan the strap end is an elongated oval with rounded terminals and is composed of two plates. The upper plate is decorated with two inward pointing chevrons which represent eyes or ears. Behind the ears, on the body of the strap end, there is a rectangular panel within a plain border, which itself is within a border decorated with transverse notches. The second terminal has a rivet hole on each plate. The reverse of the strap end is undecorated. The surface of the strap end has a dark brown patina. In length…
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B11F93
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Early-Medieval (c. AD 500 - c. AD 600) radiate-headed brooch: The copper alloy cast brooch is incomplete, only the head plate and a fragment of the bow remains. The head plate is semi-circular with five equi-distant, integral, knops on the outside edge. The knops have a double-stranded linear groove at the base. The outer face is decorated with a plain border within which there are three spiral motifs. The reverse of the head plate is has two integral, vertical, perforated lugs with traces of iron corrosion. Protruding from the lower edge of the head plate is a narrowed, integral b…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th March 2018
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Record ID: WAW-42F48D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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Early Medieval (c. 500 to 600 AD) incomplete long brooch, cruciform type; the copper alloy brooch is incomplete with only a fragment of the headplate and a portion of the bow remaining. The brooch has been cast, in copper alloy. The head plate is sub-square with the left-hand edge being broken, but not too recently. The upper edge has an integral, elongated triangular projection which has a rounded tip. The right-hand edge has a small broken section where presumably a projection is now missing. The head plate is decorated on the outer face with a central trapezoidal, undecorated pa…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B15522
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early Medieval (c.6th-12th century) copper-alloy hooked tag: It has a flat circular plate with two circular sewing holes at the top. Extending from the base of the plate is a fragment of the integral hook now largely corroded. The front face of the plate has two grooves but the overall design is not clear due to corrosion. It measures 14.4mm long, 9.73mm wide, 0.71mm thick and weighs 0.26g. This is a hooked tag of Early-Medieval date. It belongs in Read's (2008, pp. 14-17, nos. 54,55,56, 72) Class A Type 2 hooked tags and is of c.6th-12th century AD date. Read, B., 2008.Hooke…
Created on: Friday 26th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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Record ID: WAW-DE13E6
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early-Medieval (late 8th and 10th centuries) copper-alloy strap end: in plan the strap end is an elongated triangle with a broken terminal, not a recent break and is cast as one piece on this fragment. The tip of the strap end is rounded. The upper face is decorated which is divided into two portions. The portion towards the tip has a linear groove bisecting the length of this portion and the edges have fine notches which continue along the second portion of the decoration. The second portion is decorated with a lozenge within a frame and beyond it the decoration is unclear due to cor…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
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Record ID: WAW-97A7A7
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early Medieval (11th century) stirrup strap mount: The copper alloy mount is sub-trapezoidal, with the upper edge forming the longer edge. The mount is decorated with openwork, there are three larger sub-oval perforations across the centre with two sub-triangular perforations above and below with a circular perforation in each upper corner. The reverse of the mount is undecorated and has, along the lower edge an angled flange which has an iron rivet at either end. The mount measures 36.19mm long and 43.21mm wide. It weighs 17.85g. The mount is a stirrup strap mount dating to th…
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: WAW-5B39CA
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Early Medieval (c. AD 900 to 950) sword guard, probably Petersen Type P: The guard is rectangular in plan with a concave lower edge and convex upper edge. In section the guard is slightly trapezoidal with rounded corners. The terminals taper to a rounded vertical edge with one terminal having a hole due to corrosion. The guard is hollow and has a slot running the length of the lower edge and is squashed together in two places forming three holes. The upper edge has a central sub-rectangular slot with a circular cell or rivet hole either side. The surface of the guard is heavily abr…
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: WAW-3711E8
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early Medieval (11th century) stirrup terminal: The copper alloy terminal is semi-cylindrical and the outer, convex face has moulded decoration whose lower terminal is slightly tapered. The decoration has an elongated scroll on either side, droplet-shaped eyes and small projecting ears. In section the terminal is semi-circular and filled with iron on the reverse. The upper edge is broken, but not recently. The surface of the terminal is slightly abraded and has a matte mid green colour with traces of a dark brown patina. The terminal measures 37.85mm long, 13.9mm wide, 10.45mm thi…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: WAW-722235
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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An Early Medieval disc brooch: The copper alloy brooch is incomplete with all edges being abraded and is now oval, but was circular. The outer face being decorated with a series of low-relief ring and dot designs. The reverse of the brooch has two lugs forming an intermittent line. One lug is larger forming the catchplate which is incomplete. The other is smaller, and is incomplete and has a broken perforation, this would have formed the hinge. The surface of the brooch has an incomplete green patina otherwise it is heavily abraded. The brooch is 34.83mm long, 26mm wide, 6.89mm thi…
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B6614A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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Early Medieval (5th to 6th centuries) small-long brooch: The upper portion of the copper alloy brooch remains. It has a small square removed from the upper corners. The plate is decorated on the outer face with a border of a row of double-stranded sub semi-circles on the upper and side edges. At the upper corners there is a small conical cell. On the reverse of the brooch there is a vertical integral lug which has corroded iron around it, which was once the spring and pin. Protruding from the lower edge of the headplate, which isn't decorated, the integral bow protrudes, which i…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: WAW-602D36
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early Medieval (later 5th and 6th centuries) great square-headed brooch of Hines's Group XII (Hines 1997): Only a fragment of the headplate remains, and there are indications the fragment was re-used as a mount. The cast copper alloy headplate is decorated on the outer face, which has probably been chip carved and is composed of a number of borders. The headplate's inner panel is decorated with a rectangular motif composed of central four concentric rectangular outlines. The outer outline is thickened. Surrounding the thickened rectangular border is a frame of triple-strands …
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th August 2017
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Record ID: WAW-CCED47
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early Medieval (10th to 11th century) possible mount: The copper alloy mount is asymmetrical depicting a simplistic beast whose head is looking back over its body and is flat in profile. The head has a an open V-shape mouth with the lower jaw linking to the beasts neck. The head has a sub-pentagonal protrusion at the apex of the head, and has a low-relief, shallow circular cell which represents the eye. The neck is curved and expands in width towards the body. Where the jaw and neck meet there is a circular openwork. The body is a sub-oval with an integral, sub-oval spur protruding fr…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th August 2017
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Record ID: WAW-CCA159
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (10th to 11th century) buckle: The copper alloy buckle is D-shaped with a narrowed strap bar. The apex, on the outer face is decorated with three punched ring-and-dot impressions. The pin is curled around the strap bar and tapers to a blunt point. The surface of the buckle has a mid grey-green coloured patina. It measures 14.12mm long, 17.92mm wide, and weighs 1.73g. The buckle dates to the 10th to 11th centuries. There are two similar on the database, one from Lincolnshire, the other Norfolk (LIN-85C5D2 and NMS-3653C1).
Created on: Monday 17th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 17th July 2017
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Record ID: WAW-CC0EEF
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Early Medieval (8th to mid 9th century) pin: The copper alloy pin has much of the shank missing, but the head and a short portion of the shank remains. The pin head is polyhedral, and is slender in profile, with its width being greater than its thickness. The upper and lower corners of the side edges are faceted. Every face of the pin head is decorated with ring and dot motifs, executed with a ring cutter, with the exception of the upper face which has a double-stranded obliquely angled groove. At the junction of the base of the head and the shank there is a collar, from which protrud…
Created on: Monday 17th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 17th July 2017
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