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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: CORN-079B27
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver denier of Charlemagne, Carolingian King of the Franks, (AD 768-814), Class III (c.AD 793-812). Minted at Melle, France. Cf. Grierson and Blackburn, 1986, p.544, pl.42, no.923
Created on: Saturday 7th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-E35A43
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy dress pin with just the polygonal head remaining and the beginning of the pin shaft. The head is polyhedral in form (a cuboid with the corners cut off), but with a pointed terminus, square in plan and section and lozenge-shaped in profile with twelve faces. The head is 15 mm in height, 9 mm in width and 8 mm in thickness. The faces are corroded but each of the four main faces have a single central punched annulet, but there does not appear to be any decoration on the upper four faces, which would have been seen from above. Beneath the head the shaft is …
Created on: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 21st July 2017
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Record ID: CORN-C3D550
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy bridle bit link, dating from the Early Medieval period, c.1000-1100. The complete trefoil terminal is lozenge-shaped in plan with three external knops that are vary from 2-3 mm in width, and an internal ovate aperture that is 8 mm long and 6 mm wide. The remains of the connecting bar is 8 mm in length, D-shaped in section and terminates in a tapered and rounded end, suggesting that after the terminal was broken off of the rest of the bit link, the broken end may have had some secondary use. The underside of the bar is flat. The original narrow bar may not …
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 13th July 2017
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Record ID: CORN-8BAD63
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy bridle link, dating from the Early Medieval period, c.1000 - 1100. The complete trefoil terminal is lozenge-shaped in plan with three external knops that are 4 mm in width, and an internal ovate aperture that is 15 mm long and 9 mm wide. The complete terminal is internally bevelled and the opposite terminal has been torn open, probably when the link was pulled away from the rest of the bridle. The edge of the terminal has then been bent inwards but still retains one knop, so it was likely a mirror image of the extant terminal. Both terminals are connected …
Created on: Thursday 20th April 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: CORN-7EEC93
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Late Saxon stirrup strap mount, which is a Williams Class A Mount, Type 17, and dates from the 11th century. The mount is sub-triangular in plan with a perforated trefoil suspension lug at the apex, still retaining its iron rivet that is 3 mm in diameter, with grooved and defined bifurcated tendrils on either side of the lug. The mount is L-shaped in profile with its flat base or flange at right angles to the face of the mount. The flange has one central fixing hole still retaining its iron rivet which is 4 mm in diameter. There is iron corrosion product around both …
Created on: Thursday 20th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: CORN-826D9B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy hooked strap end with complete hook but missing the opposite end where the rivet holes would have been to attach the hook to an item of clothing. The upper face of the tag is inlaid silver wire that has been fired into the green enamel which has since slightly worn away leaving the wire to sit proud of the surface. The wire is scrolled into opposing ends in an 'S' shape and there appears to be the impression of another 'S' above it where the wire is now missing at the broken end. Below the enamelled section, the tag tapers towards the hook which is divided by t…
Created on: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
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Record ID: CORN-61CC2A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy Anglo-Saxon Small-long brooch with just the head and part of the bow remaining. The head is in the form of a three-armed, square-headed cross with two circular openwork apertures between the bifid terminals of the arms, on the upper half of the cross, and two triangular openwork apertures between the projecting terminal and the side of the bow, on the lower half of the cross. The head has a linear border of four parallel grooves alternting with three parallel ridge. The base arm of the cross forms the beginings of the bow, curving upwards to a rectangul…
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th January 2017
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Record ID: CORN-61B364
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy zoomorphic stirrup terminal mount of late Anglo-Saxon/Anglo-Scandinavian date. The terminal is in the form of a stylised animal, perhaps a cockerel with a comb, with a hollow, semi-cylindrical attachment end that would have been mounted on to the now missing stirrup. The lower end of the hollow back has traces of a white substance, perhaps used to solder the terminal to the stirrup, and is closed at the base. At the upper end of the mount, the back is open with a semi-circular aperture. The front of this aperture has a moulded collar with two transverse ribs between …
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th February 2017
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Record ID: CORN-3DB874
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy pin with only a short section of the shaft remaining, missing most of its length and the point. The head is polyhedral in form (a cuboid with the corners cut off), square in plan, profile and in section and has thirteen faces. The faces are undecorated and filed smooth, and there is no transverse collar at the join of head and shaft, as there is in the examples from Suffolk below. Beneath the head the shaft is circular in section and 4.4 mm in diameter and 10 mm long. The pin measures 20 mm in overal length, 8.6 mm in width across the head, and 8.3 mm d…
Created on: Monday 11th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2016
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Record ID: CORN-828A8D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver denier of Charlemagne, Carolingian King of the Franks, (AD 768-814), Class III (c.AD 793-812). Minted at Melle, France. Cf. Grierson, 1991, p.35, fig.78; Grierson and Blackburn, 1986, p.544, pl.42, no.923.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Friday 3rd February 2017
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Record ID: CORN-D7F54A
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy stirrup-strap mount, sub-triangular in plan with a slightly convex (domed) front and a concave rear face. The openwork decoration is in the form of three pairs of apertures on either side of a central pair, within the apex and at the centre of the mount, so eight altogether. Between the lower larger rectangular pair of apertures, that are 6 mm by 4 mm, is a facing head with two pointed ears that are ovate in shape and recessed above the head. Between the central circular aperture and the circular aperture are two angled oblique lines that fan out between the apex ape…
Created on: Wednesday 13th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st April 2016
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Record ID: CORN-0BA20D
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy stirrup-strap mount, sub-rectangular in plan with a central dome and a slightly convex front and a concave rear face. The openwork decoration is in the form of two pairs of four circular apertures, the upper two are 6 mm in diameter and the lower two are 5 mm in diameter. Between the two pairs is a central worn debased facing animal head with annulet eyes and parellel vertical striations at the top of the head. At each corner of the mount, around each circular aperture are four gaping-mouthed beasts' heads in profile. At the apex of the mount is a trapezoidal edge wi…
Created on: Thursday 21st January 2016
Last updated: Sunday 21st February 2016
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Record ID: CORN-0113B8
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy stirrup-strap mount, sub-triangular in plan with a slightly convex (domed) front and a concave rear face. The openwork decoration is in the form of three pairs of six apertures. Between the lower pair is a facing head with two pointed ears and there are two smaller flanking narrower heads with pointed snouts on either side, at the edge of the mount. Between the central apertures is another facing head with pointed ears and two smaller heads placed at angles flank the upper pair of apertures. On either side of the mount, about half way up either edge, are downward-loo…
Created on: Wednesday 20th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 26th January 2016
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Record ID: CORN-FBB69F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval silver denier of Charles the Bald (Charles le Chauve), Carolingian King of the West Franks, c.843-877, Karolus Monogram type (Morrison and Grunthal no.1063; MEC no.928), minted at Melle, France. Refs: Morrison and Grunthal 1967; Grierson and Blackburn 1986 (MEC), 544, no.928. A small part of the edge of the coin is damaged, with a section torn and bent over, another section missing. This is located at the base of the obverse.
Created on: Wednesday 20th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sennen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-FB5995
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy stirrup strap mount, triangular in plan with slightly convex sides, and L-shaped in profile, but missing the trefoil frame for the pendent lobe at the apex of the mount. The surface design, moulded in high relief, takes the form of a lion, which stands to the left, his right foreleg raised, his head tilted backwards and mouth open. The mane has four moulded strands defined by three grooves between them which expand vertically across the neck. The paws are quite worn but do not appear to have defined claws as in some examples with similar decoration. The ta…
Created on: Wednesday 20th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 26th January 2016
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Record ID: CORN-73C927
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy polygonal pin head with a slightly bent shaft that tapers to the broken end. The head is pentagonal and stamped with a single ring and dot on both of the faces. Typically pins from the Early Medieval period have polyhedral heads with multiple stamps, and this pin head is quite thin, being only 2 mm in thickness, and 10 mm in length and 9 mm in width. The ring and dot motif on both sides is 5 mm in diameter. The pin shank is 3 mm in diameter and 34 mm long, where it tapers towards a point, now missing. See LIN-36FAB6 for a similar pin with a flat rectang…
Created on: Saturday 14th November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 15th November 2015
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Record ID: CORN-B69AAE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy single-loop buckle of late early-medieval date (c. 11th century). It is D-shaped in plan and section, with moulded knops at either end of the strap bar and at the point where the frame angles towards the outer edge. The outer edge has a a trefoil knop defined by two grooves, where the pin would have rested. The pin is now missing. There are ten punched dots, each 1.3 mm in diameter, evenly spaced around the upper face of the frame. The frame may have also had a plate, that was similarly decorated, attached to the strap bar, which is now missing. The strap bar is n…
Created on: Thursday 5th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tostock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-EF16DA
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy stirrup-strap mount, Williams' Class A, Type 8, Early Medieval, sub-triangular in plan, with a flat profile apart from the right-angled flange at the base, which is 17 mm wide and 6 mm deep. There are two base knops that take the form of snake-like heads with tapered snouts, which project 5 mm beyond the base, either side of the flange. Above the flange are two large rivet holes that are 3.4 mm in diameter, but the rivets are no longer extant and would have originally attached the mount to the strap that went through the upper loop of the iron stirrup. There is anoth…
Created on: Sunday 20th September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 24th September 2015
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Record ID: CORN-192E0E
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy polygonal pin head with a slightly bent shaft that tapers to the broken end. The head is polyhedral in form (a cuboid with the corners cut off), square in plan and section and lozenge-shaped in profile with thirteen faces. The head is 10 mm in height, 7.5 mm in width and 6 mm in thickness. The faces are quite pitted but each of the four main faces have a single central punched annulet, and there is large punched annulet on the top of the head. There is a transverse collar at the join of head and shaft, that is about 1 mm thick, as there is in the examples …
Created on: Thursday 10th September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 15th September 2015
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Record ID: CORN-6AE9C6
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy polygonal pin head with a bent shaft that tapers to a point. The head is polyhedral in form (a cuboid with the corners cut off), square in profile and in section and has thirteen faces. The head is 11 mm in height, 9 mm in width and 8.5 mm in thickness. The faces are quite pitted but they appear to have several punched annulets on two sides, but there is no transverse collar at the join of head and shaft, as there is in the examples from Suffolk below. Beneath the head the shaft is circular in section and 4 mm in diameter and 60 mm in length. The object measures 71 m…
Created on: Tuesday 9th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 10th June 2015
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