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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: OXON-1A54A6
Object type: BOX
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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Oxfordshire PAS find no. 35,000 is this incomplete sheet copper alloy 'work box' and chain of early-medieval date (c. 7th century AD). The work box is missing its lid and some of the chain and is slightly distorted but otherwise survives in remarkable condition. The body of the box is now lentoid in shape due to damage but would have circular originally. The extant base of the work box is formed from a separate sheet of copper alloy, is (sub)circular in plan and domed. The body of the box has been formed from a single rectangluar sheet of copper alloy which has been curved to form a tu…
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: BERK-0732F1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy Early-Medieval small-long brooch dating from the early 5th to 6th century AD. The brooch has a square head decorated with punched dots around its outer edges within a linear border. The bow is short, curved and undecorated. Below the bow is a elongated, sub-rectangular bar which was either unevenly cast or has a great deal of wear on one side. The foot of the brooch is rounded, and again, lopsided. Both elements of the lower section of the brooch have punched dot decoration around the outer edges. The reverse of the brooch retains a single cast lug o…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-06ED81
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy Early-Medieval radiate-headed brooch, dating to the 6th century AD. Only the head plate and a fragment of the bow remains. The head plate is semi-circular with seven equidistant, integral projections / tabs on the outside edge. Tabs one, four and seven are sub-rectangular and solid where as the intervening tabes are triangular with circular apertures within and moulded, rounded cells on the peaks - these are hollow but retain traces of a white substance, possibly a paste or a coral insert. All of the tabs have moulded horizontal and/or vertical linea…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-008282
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete and hardly worn silver early-medieval penny of Edward the Confessor (AD 1042-1066), pointed helmet type dating to the period AD 1053-1056. Struck by the moneyer Brihtwold in Oxford. The obverse shows a bearded bust facing right, wearing a pointed helmet. His right arm and hand are shown holding a sceptre fleury. The reverse shows a short cross voided with each arm ending in three small crescents, facing to the border. North N825. BMC vii.
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-5D332D
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete copper alloy dress or possible hair pin probably of early medieval date (c. AD 800-1066). The pin has a long, circular sectioned shank with a point at one end and an expanded and flatted terminal at the head. At the terminal end the shank expands into a flattened V-shaped neck with a rolled terminal. The central section of the shank has a differennt patins to the rest of the pin and may be evidence of wear. It is possible that this pin is from a large annular brooch but equally it shares similarities with roll-headed pins of early medieval date. A similar example i…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: BERK-A4B6B3
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy strap end dating to the early medieval period. The strap end is a Thomas Class A1 with zoomorphic snout, flat squared ears and a central panel bearing an interlaced creature in the Trewhiddle style. A curved panel immediately beneath the two rivets holes (now broken across their width) appears to bear a fruit-like motif, but it is partly obscured by wear and a bend in the terminal. The reverse of the strap end is flat, plain and undecorated. This style of strap end is dated to the 9th century AD, however their use probably spans a few decades either side.
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: BERK-125807
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy open plate, possibly a buckle or other fitting / fastening plate of probable late early-medieval date. The plate is flat in profile and the remaining section is sub-square in plan. The openwork elements consist of four triangles and one oblong while the broken section also appears to have had triangular apertures. The edge of the frame is slightly curved, and a projecting knop is extant on one corner. All of the openwork elements have sets of two or three crudely incised lines as decoration, located at the edges / corners of the apertures. The decoratio…
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
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Record ID: BERK-2F04A1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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An Early Medieval copper alloy contemporary copy of a sceat of Secondary Phase Series H (type 49) probably minted in Hamwic (Saxon Southampton), dating c. 720-40. Ref: Gannon 2013: pl.20, nos. 460-8. North N103.
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-5D194B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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A small and incomplete cast copper alloy strap end dating to the early-medieval period (c. AD 750-950). The strap end is oval in plan and has a worn and vaguely zoomorphic snout. The central panel has a zoomorphic beast and punched dots, of which the form is not immediately discernable. At the attachment end of the strap end one rivet remains while the other rivet hole is broken. The reverse is plain and undecorated.
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-91660D
Object type: STAFF
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy staff terminal or sceptre head of late Early-medieval or medieval date. The staff head is broadly oval in plan and is now distorted after tis time in the ploughsoil. This hollow socketed oval terminal head has openwork decoration consisting of three equal-armed crosses located around the centre of the head, with an openwork rectangle near the head of terminal and the socket between the crosses. The peak of the teminal is domed. The socket is now jagged and broken but is separated from the decorative openwork elements by a moulded collar running circumf…
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: BERK-2C1C8E
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete iron spear of early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) date. The spearhead has a long, slender leaf-shaped blade with low midrib visible on either side creating a lozengiform cross section. The tip of the spear and the blade edges are damaged and worn. At the base of the spear blade an open circular sectioned socket expands from the flat of the blade. The open socket only survives to a length of c. 36mm although the characteristic side split is discernible. The original socket would have been a quarter to one-fifth of the length of the blade (Swanton 1974:10). Swanton continues that…
Created on: Friday 8th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-1536EB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete silver medieval penny of Edward the Confessor (AD 1042-1066), dating to the period AD 1059-1062. Hammer Cross type, struck by the moneyer Brunwine at Wallingford. North N828.
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aston Sandford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-C68845
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy strap end dating to the early medieval period. The strap end is a Thomas Class A1 with zoomorphic snout, flat rounded ears and a central panel bearing an interlaced creature in the Trewhiddle style. A curved panel immediately beneath the two iron rivets (one retained) appears to bear a palm or fruit-like motif, but it is partly obscured by iron corrosion from the rivets. Traces of a niello inlay can be seen within the main panel. The reverse of the strap end is flat, plain and undecorated. This style of strap end is dated to the 9th century AD, however the…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-C38256
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy strap end dating to the early medieval period. The strap end features a zoomorphic terminal with rounded ears and sharp slanted eyes, defined by a raised V-shaped ridge that forms the head of the beast. A spiral is located in the centre of this V-shaped head. The main section of the strap end is decorated with two vertically arrange panels of three spirals; a second panel is noted above the first but the strap end is broken beyond this point. The outer edges of the strap end are shaped with alternating bifid sections between rounded edges , an unusual f…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-DEF40D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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A complete but cracked silver penny of early medieval date, issued by Harthacnut during his joint reign with Harold I. Jewel Cross type issued between spring and autumn 1036. Die was cut in Winchester but the condition of the coin in the image makes reading the mint difficult. The moneyer is possibly Saewine. North N809 / Hild. A var. a. This coin is listed as very rare in North (1994).
Created on: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th July 2017
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Record ID: BERK-929064
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Swindon
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An incomplete copper alloy mount or stud dating to the early medieval period, probably 6th to 7th century AD. The mount is circular in plan with cast Salin Style II interlaced detracted zoomorphic designs around a central pellet and ring (possibly an animal's eye). The upper surface of the mount has been gilded. The reverse of the mount has the remains of three intergrally cast studs set equidistantly around the edge of the mount. Simlar objects have been recorded on the PAS database including CAM-758D07, BH-EA77E7, BERK-F72627, BERK-18B795 and BUC-24D6. The three integral studs …
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-A6A94E
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy folding key probably for a small casket or door dating to the middle early-medieval or early Medieval period. The key has a hollow circular sectioned shank with a long and plain rectangular bit at a right angle to the shank. The opposite end of the shank has a swollen rounded terminal through which a copper alloy rivet secures the looped head. The head is formed from a flattend loop of copper alloy, the terminal arms twisting to form two small flat lugs set perpendicular to the main loop; through these lugs is the rivet. The rivet enables the key to be fol…
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 10th August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-546165
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An early-medieval cut silver farthing of Edward the Confessor (1042-66), radiate/small cross type dating to the period AD 1044-1046. North N816. Struck at the Wilton mint. Moneyer details are missing.
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-B1B0B6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A complete but worn cast copper alloy mount dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Sacndinavian) period. The mount is a bar wirth raised mouldeding and ribs and an abstract zoomorphic snout, similar to those seen on strap ends and stirrup terminals of the 11th century AD. There is a recessed panel in the centre of the mount with a rivet hole although no rivet remains. At the rear of the mount is a second rivet hole this time full of iron corrosion from the extant iron rivet. The underside of the mount is flat, plain and undecorated. This is probably a strap fitting of 11th century date.
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-9C48BE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A worn and imcomplete cast copper alloy saucer brooch of early-medieval / Anglo Saxon date. The brooch is missing most of its upturned rim and may have been deliberately re-shaped. The face of the brooch is decorated with a devolved and now very porrly preserved, zoomorphic pattern around a central circular cell. The execution of the decoration appears very crude. The reverse of the brooch retains a stub of the catchplate but there is very liitle trace of the lug for the pin. Interestingly there are two holes both equally located above the catch / lug area, suggesting the brooch was…
Created on: Monday 15th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
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