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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
    • Created by: Philippa Walton

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Record ID: BH-954C6B
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete copper-alloy hooked tag dating to the seventh to twelfth century AD. The hooked tag possesses a flat circular attachment plate. The upper surface of the plate is decorated with five stamped ring and dot motifs, with four surrounding a central one. The two upper ring and dot motifs are perforated. The underside of the plate is plain. At the other end, the plate extends to a small, rectagular-section hook, which tapers to a point. The hooked tag measures 20mm in length and a maximum of 14mm in width. The tag belongs to Read (2008) Class A, Type 2, to which he assigned a broad…
Created on: Friday 2nd March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: BH-EA8C56
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy zoomorphic strap end dating to the early medieval (late Anglo-Saxon) period. The object is tongue-shaped in plan and rectangular and slightly convex in section. At the upper end the plate bifurcates. Each plate possesses two circular perforations. One is filled with a small circular-section copper-alloy rivet. The lower end of the object tapers to form a rounded terminal in the form of a moulded animal head. The upper surface of the object is decorated with an incised sub-rectangular field enclosing a stylised zoomorphic motif. Above this is a zone containing…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Record ID: BH-ABA9DB
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a copper-alloy cheek piece of Williams Type 1 dating to the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. The terminal is lozengiform in plan with an oval perforation. The upper edge of the perforation is worn. The angles of the terminal possess spherical cast knops. The terminal extends to a hemispherical section body which is broken. It measures 26mm in length, 19 mm wide and 3mm thick. It weighs 4.24 g. There are similar objects which have been recorded on the PAS database, including: WMID-38D662 discovered in Worcestershire and CORN-8BAD63 discovered in Somerset. They are co…
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: BH-5A09F7
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A fragment of a copper-alloy early medieval (Anglo-Saxon) pin dating to the period AD 700 to 900. Only the head of the pin and the upper part of the shaft survive. The head is biconical in shape. It tapers to a circular-section stem. Where the stem meets the head the stem has a circumferential collar. The presence of a small collar below the head indicates an early medieval rather than Roman date. This example belongs to Ross' (1991) 'Medium'-Biconical-headed Sub-type, which he assigns a mid-Saxon date range (ibid., 288). The pin measures 41mm in length, the head has a diameter of 8mm…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2F2956
Object type: HANGING BOWL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy object, possibly a hanging bowl mount or escutcheon dating to the Early Medieval period. The object comprises a flat, circular plate. At one end, the plate extends to a circular-section suspension loop which is broken. At the other, the plate narrows to form a flat, rectangular extension which is now broken. The upper surface of the plate is decorated with a central circular cell encircled by a further ring-shaped cell, perhaps originally intended to accommodate a piece of coral. The upper surface of the plate is also decorated with curvilinear incised decoration, altho…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-864081
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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A fragment of an Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy cruciform brooch dating to the sixth century AD. The fragment comprises the head plate, bow and foot plate. The foot is missing. The head comprises a rectangular plate with hemispherical-section moulded knobs projecting on three sides and the bow projecting from the lower side. The plate is undecorated but has a raised central panel from which the bow extends. On the underside, there are the remains of the pierced hinge lug. The slightly arched, hemispherical-section bow extends from the lower part of the head. Beyond the bow…
Created on: Monday 5th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Record ID: BH-481033
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A copper-alloy stirrup strap mount dating to the eleventh century AD. The mount is of Williams' Class A Type 1 type being flat and sub-triangular in plan with a perforated loop at the apex and a right-angled flange at the base. The flange possesses a central circular perforation which is filled with iron corrosion products. The upper surface possesses integrally-cast decoration in the form of two opposing entwined beasts. The strap mount measures 45mm in length, a maximum of 31mm in width and 8mm in thickness.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Record ID: BH-338E28
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a copper-alloy stirrup strap mount dating to the eleventh century AD. The fragment is triangular in plan and slightly convex in section. The fragment is broken at the wider end of the triangle. The upper surface of the mount is decorated with an integrally-cast motif. The underside is plain. The mount belongs to Williams 1997, Class A. The strap mount measures 20mm in length, 17mm in width and 4mm in thickness.
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: BH-1B7477
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a copper-alloy pair of Middle Anglo-Saxon tweezers dating to the Early Medieval period, c. AD 700-900. The fragment comprises one arm of a pair. The arm is flat and triangular in plan. The upper surface of the arm is decorated with a marginal pattern of incised dots and a further central line of incised dots, creating to right angled triangles. Some of the incised dots pierce the arm completely. At the apex of the triangular arm, there is a small D-sectioned extension which is slightly bent at the break, all that remains of the upper part of the tweezers. Similar tweeze…
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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Record ID: BH-F4406B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete Early Medieval copper-alloy strap end dating to the mid eighth to mid tenth century AD. (AD 750 to 950). The strap end is tongue-shaped in plan with the remains of a bifurcated plate visible on the underside at the attachment end and a rounded terminal at the other. The upper surface of the strap end is decorated with an incised motif which is difficult to discern due to wear and corrosion. The strap end measures 38mm in length, 13mm in width and 2mm in thickness. Late Anglo Saxon and Viking strap ends have been classified into several types by Thomas (2003). This …
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
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Record ID: BH-B70075
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete copper-alloy strap end, dating from the late eighth to eleventth centuries AD. The strap end possesses a zoomorphic terminal with worn moulded decoration in the form of a cross and four pellets on its upper surface. This terminal is separated from the main body of the strap end by a small ribbed collar. The main body of the strap end is hemispherical in section and plain. A further ribbed collar separates the body from the split attachment plate, which flattens to become rectangular in section. The upper surface of the attachment plate is decorated with an incised foliate p…
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
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Record ID: BH-2ABAF8
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy harness fitting, probably a link dating to the eleventh century AD. The fitting comprises a hemispherical-section arm which at one end terminates in a looped extension, now broken. At the other, a ribbed collar separates the arm from an oval terminal which is hollow and convex in section and appears to be also broken. Two small rounded rectangular-section lugs extend from the oval terminal. The object measures 35mm in length, a maximum of 21mm in width and 7mm in thickness. Williams (2007, Figure 6a) identifies the object as a harness link although it is unc…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd March 2017
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Record ID: BH-2A9D57
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early-medieval silver sceat dating to the period AD 700 to 720. Primary Phase Series C2; mint: probably Kent. cf. Gannon 2013, pl. 6, nos 123-7; Abramson 2006, p. 117.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd March 2017
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Record ID: BH-148B66
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper-alloy stirrup strap mount dating to the eleventh century AD. The fragment comprises a portion of the now trapezoidal plate which extends at one end to a tri-lobed projection with circular perforation. The other end is broken. The upper surface of the plate is decorated with an incised pattern filled with niello. It is not possible to discern the nature of the pattern. The underside of the plate is plain. The fragment measures 29mm in length, a maximum of 23mm in width and 3mm in thickness.
Created on: Thursday 9th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Record ID: BH-48CB5E
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A well-preserved pair of copper-alloy tweezers dating to the Early Medieval period, c. AD 700 to 850. The tweezers are formed from a single piece of copper-alloy which has been bent at a mid-point to create two arms. Each arm comprises a rectangular-section strip which widens and flattens to form triangular plates, the ends of which have been angled inwards to assist with grip. The outer surface of each plate is decorated with The arm is rectangular in section and approximately trapezoidal in plan, with a slightly curved terminal. The arm is broken at its apex and bent back on itself.…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th March 2017
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Record ID: BH-45DF3E
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of the arm from a pair of copper-alloy tweezers dating to the Early Medieval period, c. AD 700 to 850. The arm is rectangular in section and approximately trapezoidal in plan, with a slightly curved terminal. The arm is broken at its apex and bent back on itself. The outer surface of the arm is decorated with marginal grooves enclosing two stamped ring-and-dot motifs positioned centrally and a further three ring-and-dot motifs at the terminal. The inner surface is plain. The arm measures 25mm in length, 5mm in width at the apex and 12mm at the terminal. It weighs 1.03g. A p…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
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Record ID: BH-44DA5B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval silver penny of Cnut (AD 1016-35) of short cross type (c.1029-1035/6; North 790); mint: Lincoln, moneyer: Colgrim. Ref: North 1994: 168. The coin is incomplete, missing a section behind the head of the bust from the edge of the head.
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: BH-1C7E6C
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy pin dating to the ninth century AD (c. 800-c. 870). The faceted head of the pin is polyhedral and is decorated on each side with ring-and-dot motifs. The two lozengiform faces of the head possess three ring-and-dot motifs, whereas the other faces possess one, with the exception of the apex of the pin head which is plain. The head extends to a circular-section stem. There is no collar between the head and stem. The stem is broken. The pin measures 33mm in length, with the head having a width of 7mm and a thickness of 4mm. The st…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
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Record ID: BH-18543A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper-alloy small-long brooch dating to the fifth or sixth centuries AD. The fragment comprises the leg, foot and catchplate of the brooch. The leg is rectangular in form and in section. The upper surface is decorated with two bands of horizontal grooves. The panels formed in between these two bands have slightly bevelled edges. The leg conceals a portion of the damaged catchplate which is rectangular in shape. Where the leg meets the foot, the brooch becomes hemispherical in section and possesses two panels of decoration, one of three reel mouldings, the other of two…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: BH-DF1888
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy pin dating to the Early Medieval period (c. AD 700 - 1100). The pin has a large globular head, with a small rounded knop at the apex. The head is separated from the stem by two moulded collars. Below the collar, there extends a circular-section tapering stem with a rounded point. The length of the stem suggests that the pin may have been re-worked. The pin measures 37mm in length. The head has a maximum diameter of 12mm; the stem has a maximum diameter of 4mm.
Created on: Friday 10th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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