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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: LANCUM-72535A
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Middle to late Early Medieval copper alloy pin. The incomplete pin comprises a lozenge shaped flat head atop the remnant stump of the shaft. Both faces of the head are decorated with four impressed dots towards the angles and one central dot. The depressions of the dots hold remnants of a finish. Several similar pins have been recorded during excavations at Brandon, Suffolk (unpublished nos 2265, 2088 and 2089) and at Hamwic, Southampton (catalogue pages 31-32 FB1:ii - Hinton 1996). All of these examples have been dated to the Middle Saxon period…
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 1st November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-27F15A
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Possibly an Early Medieval to Medieval copper alloy mount or vessel rim sherd or handle. The concave, probably inner, face is undecorated. The convex face has decorated with an incised repeating pattern of a cross within lozenge shaped interlace bounded by the remains of straight borders. The lower border is broken by the bottoms of the interlace. Dates to between c600 & c1500 AD, most likely seventh to ninth century. The length is 46mm, width 11mm, thickness 1.5mm, and the weight 4g.
Created on: Saturday 14th October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 4th March 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-27E0D2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Probably an Early Medieval to Post Medieval lead alloy wieght or possibly a gaming piece or token. It is circular in plan and half round in section. One face is flat and undecorated. The domed face is decorated with seven raised pellets surrounding a central larger pellet, This central pellet appears to be decorated with an impressed saltire. There is a small sub-triangular projection extending out from the base. Difficult to date accurately but likely to date between c410 and c1750 AD. The diameter is 14mm, thickness 4mm, and weight 3.4g. Similar, but larger,…
Created on: Saturday 14th October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 4th March 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-918ABA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Early Medieval to Medieval ceramic vessel body sherd with some abrasion. The gritty oxidised orange buff fabric can be scratched with a thumbnail. The fabric has a number of inclusions and occasional voids, both mostly less than 1mm in size. It has a remnant green grey slip on both interior and exterior faces. Probably dates from c1000 to c1500 AD, most likely 13th or 14th century. The length is 22mm, width 13mm, thickness 7mm, and the weight 1.72g.
Created on: Monday 26th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 3rd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lazonby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-1E4BB7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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Hammered silver 'Bull & Horse' coin of the Gandhāra kingdom in northern India, probably Early Medieval. It depicts a mounted Hun warrior advancing right on one side and a seated Brahmin bull or cow facing left on the other. No legible insciption. Variations on the initial design were used by both Muslim and Hindu rulers of the kingdom of Gandhāra (modern northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan). Dates to between c750 and c1300 AD. The coins silver content dropped to nearly zero in later issues so it is assumed this one dates to c1050 or earlier, but more research would be requi…
Created on: Thursday 13th March 2014
Last updated: Thursday 25th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-1D7604
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early-medieval barrel-shaped weight perhaps related to weighing of bullion and Islamic silver coinage (Dirhams) in Viking period exchanges for which these weights are often associated. (cf. SWYOR-E16C55). It is suggested that the weight may be part of a series based on the Viking ora or ortugar weighing systems, used for measuring bullion. This might indicate a date range in the 9th-11th centuries for the current object. It is biconical in form with flattened top and bottom surfaces. The weight has an iron core surrounded by a largely copper alloy casing. There are only 5 other …
Created on: Thursday 13th March 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chatburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2409F1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Early Medieval to Early Medieval copper-alloy strap-end of Thomas's Class E, now corroded and incomplete. It is roughly sub-rectangular, with one end terminating in an incurved edge to either side, meeting at a rounded point. The other end (the attachment end) is flat and now broken across two small rivet holes. A transverse ridge decorated with four drilled dots (perhaps originally ring-and-dot motifs) separates the attachment end from the main body of the strap-end. The main plate is decorated with eight circular perforations set in a rough circle. When held with the attachment…
Created on: Monday 17th February 2014
Last updated: Thursday 21st April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lytham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E0A193
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval silver hammered coin of Canute. Short cross type of c1029 to c1035/36 AD. Mint unknown. Obverse legend reads as CNVT REC X. The coin is damaged. The diameter is 18mm and the weight 0.75g.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LINCOLN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E09413
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval silver hammered coin of Edward the Confessor, an expanding cross type. Date is 1050 to 1053 AD. Mint is possibly Lincoln. Obverse legend reads as EDPERD REX. Coin is B.M.C V The diameter is 19mm and the weight 1.03g.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LINCOLN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FBBF30
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Late Early Medieval to early Medieval copper alloy stirrup strap mount (Williams class A, Type 1) dating to the period between 1000 and 1100 AD. The mount is house-shaped in plan terminating at the apex in a pointed pendant lobe around the upper rivet hole, 3 mm in diameter, and at the base of the mount below there are two more rivet holes. The incised decoration is in the form of two beasts and with two heads upwardly curling and overlapping. From the heads issues a connecting sequence of loops, intending to form the animals' bodies, which are joined together in different position…
Created on: Friday 22nd November 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5C59E1
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Early Medieval to early Medieval stirrup mount. It is similar to Williams Class A type 2A or 8 mounts. The mount is sub-triangular in shape with a pointed triangular apex possibly in the shape of a zoomorphic wolf's head. There is a central rivet hole. Probably dates to between c1000 and c1100 AD. Similar artefacts on the database include PUBLIC-ECFA03, IOW-B9C883, NMS-6809C4, NLM-798302, and DOR-41F233. The length is 26mm, the width is 23mm, thickness 6mm, and the weight 5.87g.
Created on: Wednesday 9th October 2013
Last updated: Sunday 27th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2AD712
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval slightly bent Hiberno-Norse copper alloy strap end dating 875 to 950AD. It is decorated on both sides. On one face the main body is decorated in counter-relief with a sub rectangular panel of knotwork. Between this and the zoomorphic head terminal an engraved circle encloses a circlet of alternating raised lines and circles with a small round aperture at the centre. This is the same on both sides. On either side the 'strap' end terminates in a square panel containing a triangular knot, point to the end, and engraved linear fill below the two rivet holes either side of t…
Created on: Friday 26th July 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 28th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burton in Kendal', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-18B906
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Early Medieval to early Medieval vessel body sherd of an unglazed oxidised light grey sandy/gritty ware. It has been fired at a very high temperature and this has produced a very hard fabric. The fabric appears to be a York type ware. Dates from c900 to c1175 AD. Length 45mm, width 41mm, thickness 7mm, and mass 25.6g.
Created on: Wednesday 19th June 2013
Last updated: Saturday 11th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Widdop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-C625C4
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval (Viking) hollow cast copper alloy top guard from a Viking sword. It is gently curved in profile and canoe shaped in plan. There are remains of tinned or silvered decoration on one face and on the other there are scars that probably relate to a pommel. There is also what appears to be remnant coating of some sort, possibly gilding, tinning or silver. The longer sides exhibit what may be the remains of some interlace decoration.The hole for the oval profile blade or tang measures 11mm by 7mm. It bears similarities to LIN-7FE604. The length is 62mm, width 14mm, thickness…
Created on: Sunday 20th January 2013
Last updated: Monday 4th February 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crayke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F29ED1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early medieval silver sceatta of Series E ("Porcupine"); Secondary phase type; c. 720-50. Weight: 1.12g.
Created on: Saturday 29th December 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-B21942
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy cast strap end of ninth century date. Nearly complete, it is only missing the two retaining rivets. The length is 37mm, 8mm wide, 5mm in thickness and the weight is 3.75g
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2012
Last updated: Thursday 20th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORTHLEACH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-62AD97
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable mid Saxon (AD c700 to c850), or may be late Iron Age, rim sherd. External black burnishing, with an external groove halving the thickness of the rim, and a broken off rib or flange immediately below that. Red brown body fabric with grey black reduced core, slightly hackly, with fine well sorted inclusions, it appears to have been tempered with sand. It may have been wheel thrown. Measures 35 x 29 x 10mm, weight 11.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-AFFF48
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy foot of an Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooch of Aberg Group II or III, with a zoomorphic horsehead terminal. The length is 39mm, and the width is 15mm. It dates from between c450 AD and c600 AD. The PAS database has other Aberg Group II and III brooches, but none with that closely match this one. There are a number of records that have a similar zoomorphic horsehead as a part of their design.
Created on: Friday 3rd August 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thirsk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-6A17C5
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval Anglo-Saxon cast copper alloy strap end dating probably 9th century AD probably Thomas Class A type 2. The strap end is sub-rectangular, decorated with 2 circles formed by raised pellets with radiating pellets and one central pellet. There are two circular rivet holes for attachment, but the copper alloy rivets are missing. The terminal is sub-rounded and maybe zoomorphic. The mottling on the surface indicates that it was probably originally gilded. Length 42mm, width 10mm. Shares similarities with ESS-339C67, NMS-44E085, YORYM-F8E644 and ESS-D4C2F5 on the database. Exa…
Created on: Monday 30th January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BROUGHTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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