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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
    • Created by: Frank Basford

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Record ID: IOW-0ECDD4
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount (c. 1000-c. 1100). Williams Class A, Type 12 (closed). The front of the plate has two recessed lozenge shaped panels and a portion of suspension loop that may have broken due to wear. The rear is flat and plain. This worn mount is drab reddish brown. Length: 25.0mm; width: 19.9mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 2.82g. Williams (1997, p. 69-72) has categorised such mounts as Class A, Type 12 (closed). Similar examples are illustrated, 289-305. Williams (ibid. p.8) suggests that such mounts are likely to…
Created on: Tuesday 30th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-878AE9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat (710-740) of Wodan Series H, Type 49, H804/H900 (Abramson 2006: 16 and 73; North 1994: 64, ref: 103, plate 1, no. 48). Mint of Hamwic (Southampton). Obverse: Moustached face centrally with a beaded outline, nine roundels with pellets between and cross pattée below face, all within a beaded border. Reverse: Crested peacock displaying right, roundels above and below head, pellet between legs, pellets behind, all within a beaded border. Diameter: 12.2mm. Weight: 0.86g. DA=12:7. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heri…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-86A1D9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat (710-740). Series H, Type 39 Cc11 (Abramson 2006: 16, 58 and 99; North 1994: 64, ref: 96, plate 1, no. 44). Struck at Hamwic (Southampton). Obverse: Pecking bird in beaded foliage, right, wing raised, feet splayed, all enclosed in beaded circle. Reverse: Celtic cross encompassing four rosettes, rosette at centre of cross, no pellet cross, all enclosed in beaded circle. Diameter: 11.8mm. Weight: 0.86g. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London. Abram…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-51DE92
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat issued at Ribe, Denmark (675-750). Series X, Type 31, X120 (Abramson 2006: 15 and 74; North 1994: 65, ref: 117). Obverse: Facing, radiate, Wodan head with chevron beard, cross pommée either side with two pellets above. Line border with beaded border. Reverse: Monster in flight left, looking back, gaping jaws biting raised triple-forked tail, pellet below head. Prominent member and clawed feet below. Line border within beaded border. Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 0.94g. DA=12:12. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heri…
Created on: Thursday 28th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 29th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-401CBE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver Series U, Type 23b (U025) sceat (c. 675-c. 750); North 1994: 65, ref: 112; Abramson 2006: 27, 57 and 77. Obverse: Standing (female) figure looking right wearing cynehelm or hair swept back, in crescent boat with pommée ends, holding long cross pommée either side in each enormous hand, feet right. All enclosed in beaded circle. Reverse: Disjointed bird striding right, curled wing, in foliage, pecking berries. All enclosed in beaded circle. Diameter: 12.2mm. Weight: 1.06g. DA=12:9. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, …
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Sunday 17th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-400C41
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat (710-740). Series H, Type 39 (Abramson 2006: 16, 58 and 99; North 1994: 64, ref. 96, plate 1, no. 44). Struck at Hamwic (Southampton). Obverse: Pecking bird in beaded foliage, right, wing raised, feet splayed, all enclosed in beaded circle. Reverse: Celtic cross encompassing four rosettes, rosette at centre of cross, no pellet cross, all enclosed in beaded circle. Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 0.97g. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London. Abramson, …
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Saturday 16th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-DC8802
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and corroded Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat of 'Wodan' Series H, Type 49 (c. 710-c. 740). Mint of Hamwic (Abramson 2006: 16 and 73; North 1994: 64, ref: 103, plate 1, no. 48). Obverse: Moustached face centrally with a beaded outline, roundels around, all within a pelleted border. Reverse: Crested peacock displaying, roundel or pellet-cross above and below head, all within a pelleted border. Diameter: 12.6mm. Weight: 0.90g. For a clear example see find: IOW-6F4D10. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. Kin…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-577D81
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete early Anglo-Saxon copper-alloy brooch, probably a cruciform (c. 450-c. 550). The pin and a small part of the foot are missing. The undecorated head plate is rectangular and is slightly curved from side to side when viewed from above. It appears to have a wide central panel and slightly steps down to narrow wings, although the curve may exaggerate this appearance. On the reverse of the headplate is a single pierced D-shaped pin bar lug which is now broken through its central perforation, with a small part of the top missing; the break is fresh. There is iron staining arou…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-55B57C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver Secondary Phase, Wodan type 30b/8 muled sceat (c. 710-c. 760). Abramson 2006: 36 and 73. Obverse: Crude facing, radiate 'Wodan' head with flowing hair. Reverse: Degenerate, beaded standard enclosing right angles and central pellet-in-annulet with pellet cross. Diameter: 10.9mm. Weight: 0.92g. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-321254
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy gilded button brooch (c. 450-c. 550). Probably Class B (Suzuki 2008: 54-58, plates 67-108). Parts of the rim, pin and catch-plate are missing. The rim is upturned and flaring at an angle of about 35°. Within the grooved border is a central chip-carved anthropomorphic forward facing mask. The helmet or hair is a pointed shape. The straight eyebrows and triangular nose are formed of a single element. Both eye sockets are pentagonal. One eye is complete and lozenge shaped. The other eye is missing due to corrosion. The horizontal …
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: IOW-DFF575
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver penny of Coenwulf of Mercia (796-821), minted by Eanmund at London. Group 1, Substantive type. North 1994: 92, ref: 342. BMC 93. Obverse: COENWVLF REX around M. Reverse: Tribrach of two lines; AI (pellet) /NM/VND (pellet below). Diameter: 15.4mm. Weight: 0.96g. DA=12:6. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B60706
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) buckle pin (c. 575-625). The loop is largely missing. This pin is a 'shield-on-tongue' type. The integral plate over the pin is shaped like a violin or fiddle. It is flat on the upper face with bevelled edges and flat on the underside. In plan, it has a rounded end then a waist formed by two rounded cut-outs (opposite each other), then a ridge at each side (opposite each other). The missing loop was made of iron and the remains of it can be seen embedded on the underside where there is also iron staining. The shaft of the pin is 'D'-shaped i…
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-BACA51
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy weight (c. 450-c. 1000). This weight is circular in plan. The sides are facetted and chamfered curving to a smaller, slightly convex, almost flat base. It is unclear how many facets there are. The flat upper face is decorated with seven ring-and-dot motifs. Six motifs form a circle close to the edge and another is close to the centre. This object has a coarse surface with a greenish brown patina. There are small breaks on the edge of the upper surface. Diameter: 12.6mm; thickness: 4.0mm. Weight: 3.21g. (49.6 grains). Comp…
Created on: Saturday 21st October 2017
Last updated: Saturday 28th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-0D0268
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy saucer brooch (c. 450-c. 550). The upward angled rim, the pin lug and the catch-plate are missing. At the front, the centre of the brooch is decorated with a moulded pattern of five running spirals around two concentric rings. The stub of a pin lug or catch-plate can be seen at the rear. This brooch is corroded overall. Green and dark grey corrosion products are present at the front and grooves forming the spirals and the small surviving portion of the circumferential border contain flecks of gilding. The rear face is green and…
Created on: Sunday 1st October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-3D3CAE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy pin from a single-loop buckle (c. 575-c. 625). The pin is of the 'shield-on-tongue' type, similar in shape to a violin. In plan, it has a rounded end then a waist formed by two rounded cut-outs, and then the sides taper to form the shaft of the pin. The upper face of the shield is flat and plain. On the flat underside of the shield, part of an embedded iron loop can be seen. The tip of the pin is missing due to a break. This pin is mainly covered in iron corrosion but on the upper surface there is some silvery green patina. Len…
Created on: Thursday 21st September 2017
Last updated: Friday 22nd September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-065BD4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat, 675-750. Series C2ii, Type 2 (Abramson: 2006: 117). Obverse: Radiate bust of crude style right, Runic EPA before. Pyramidal neck rests on curved exergual line. Reverse: Beaded TOTII standard with a cross pattée at each side, T at each corner of standard, annulet at centre. Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 1.07g. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-C695F0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat issued at Ribe, Denmark (c. 675-c. 750). Series X, Type 31 (Abramson 2006: 15 and 74; North 1994: 65, ref: 116). Obverse: Facing, radiate, Wodan head with chevron beard and possibly a cross pommée either side. Line border with beaded border. Reverse: Monster in flight right, looking back, gaping jaws biting raised triple-forked tail and clawed feet below. Pellet behind, member barely visible. Line border with beaded border. Length: 11.2mm; width: 10.6mm. Weight: 0.50g. DA=12:5. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volu…
Created on: Sunday 3rd September 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-87C626
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount (c. 1000-c. 1100). Williams Class A, Type 12 (closed). The mount is a plate, roughly lozenge-shaped in plan extending into a sub-rectangular base with a projecting flange at the bottom which projects about 90° rearwards from the plate. The flange is sub-rectangular and solid with no piercing. Just above the flange and slightly off centre is the corroded remains of an iron rivet. The top of the mount extends into a circular tab, pierced to form a loop. The front of the plate has four recessed lozenge sh…
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-BCF88E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) primary phase silver sceat minted c. AD 700-710, 'SAROALDO' type, Trefoils in reverse sub-type, Abramson Group 7 variety 40 (7-40). Abramson 2012, 57. Obverse: Stylised bust right with neat hair, diadem and elongated beaded necklace or collar. Reverse: +SOAR[OA]DLO (misspelled), Saltire pommée in beaded standard with a trefoil in each quadrant. Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 1.11g. DA=12:1-2.
Created on: Sunday 16th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B52767
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and corroded Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy radiate-headed brooch (c. 500-c. 575). The pin is missing. The brooch has a semi-circular head-plate decorated at the front with a chip-carved Salin I type zoomorphic design depicting a crouched beast facing left. It has a prominent head, eye and 'beak' and is possibly a bird or duck. At the apex there is a small projection with circular depression. There does not seem to have been any other projections. The parallel sided bow is convex at the front and flat at the rear. It has a central vertical ridge which is flan…
Created on: Sunday 16th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 17th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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