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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: IOW-69931B
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy pin consisting of a spherical head and a small portion of the shaft. The head, known informally as 'wrythen-headed', is decorated with deep spiralling grooves. At the apex of the head there is a small indented cross. The shaft is circular in cross-section and has a diameter of 2.2mm beneath the head and 0.9mm at the break. Overall length: 24.8mm; maximum diameter of head: 7.0mm; height of head: 7.2mm. Weight: 1.90g. Although spherical heads with grooving are a feature of several of Cool's types of Roman pin (e.g. Cool 1990, Grou…
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-9901CA
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 oval buckle (c. 450-c. 600). The pin is missing. This oval buckle frame is sub-oval in cross-section. The bar is narrowed and slightly off-set and is also sub-oval in cross-section. There is a gap at the centre of the bar, probably created by the pin loop. The outside edge is slightly enlarged. The buckle frame is drab green and heavily corroded. Length: 23.4mm; width: 33.5mm; thickness at outside edge: 5.9mm. Weight: 9.10g.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-98B9EC
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 'shield-on-pin' buckle pin (c. 450-c. 600). The loop is largely missing. The shield or plate is flat at the front and reverse and the front is decorated with eleven randomly placed 'dots'. The down-turned shaft of the pin is 'D'-shaped in cross-section, flat on the reverse. The front of the pin is decorated with evenly spaced 'dots' along its longitudinal centre-line. On the reverse of the plate there is the stub of an integral open loop. This pin is green and corroded overall. Length: 27.0mm; width at projections on plate: 13…
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 10th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-4C626D
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy polyhedral pin (700-900). Hinton 1996: 22, fig. 9. The lower part of the shaft is missing. The head of the pin is cuboid in form and the corners have been cut off (chamfered) to form 13 facets. There is a collar beneath the head. The shaft is circular in cross-section with a diameter of 1.5mm at the top. There is a ring-and-dot motif on each main side and a single dot on each of the upper and lower chamfers. The top of the head is undecorated. This pin has a green patina. Height: 15.7mm; width: 6.3mm; thickness: 3.6mm; height …
Created on: Sunday 22nd July 2018
Last updated: Sunday 29th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-4A0FE2
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, Series O, Type 40, 0300 sceat (675-750). Abramsom 2006: 22 and 78. Obverse: Figure standing facing with pellets for eyes and nose, dressed in a long ribbed tunic. In each hand the figure holds a long cross pommée. All within a beaded border. Reverse: Crested monster in flight left, looking back with gaping jaws, one foreleg raised over the back and above the head as if touching the top of its head. Pellets around the body, all within a beaded border. Diameter: 11.7mm. Weight: 0.93g. DA=12:7. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceatt…
Created on: Sunday 22nd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-0A5A2A
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, H801 (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 and a cross pommée below, seven roundels with pellets, all within a beaded border. Reverse: Crested peacock displaying right, roundels above and below head, pellet (just visible) between legs, pellets behind, all within a beaded border. Diameter: 11.7mm. Weight: 0.93g. DA=12:12. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Her…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-098179
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 O/Annulet Cross type sceat (675-750). Sceat List 12-100, pers. comm. Tony Abramson, 19/7/2018. Obverse: Monster in flight left, looking back, trefoil tail raised, gaping jaws, pelleted outline, clawed foot below. Reverse: Annulet cross in double beaded circle, trefoil in angles. Diameter: 11.9mm. Weight: 0.88g. Cf. Abramson 2006: 71 for a similar reverse. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-0757ED
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy polyhedral pin (c. 700-c. 850). The lower part of the shaft is missing. The undecorated head of the pin is cuboid in form and the corners have been cut off (chamfered) to form 13 facets. There is a small portion of a collar beneath the head. The shaft is circular in cross-section and has a slight bend close to the break. This pin has a green patina and small patches of corrosion. The break on the shaft is old. Length: 18.0mm; width of head: 6.2mm; thickness of head: 3.9mm; height of head: 8.0mm; diameter of shaft: 1.6mm. Weigh…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-8ACC36
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy ansate brooch (700-900). Weetch Type V. This fragment is a trapezoidal terminal with a pin-lug on the reverse. The front has a central ring-and-dot motif surrounded by six similar but smaller motifs. The pin-lug is 'D'-shaped in side view. At either side of the lug there is a deposit of corroded iron. The object has a green patina. Height: 10.9mm; width: 10.4mm; thickness: 11.9mm. Weight: 2.60g. Compare with: IOW-A0A156.
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Sunday 29th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-74D35A
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy spherical-headed pin (700-900). The tip of the shaft is missing. The head is slightly flattened at the top and on the four sides and the underside is an inverted cone shape. It has five ring-and-dot motifs, one at the top and one on each main side. Between the head and shaft there is a small collar, 1.5mm in diameter at the top and 1.1mm at the break. This pin is green and has patches of a darker green patina. Length: 37.0mm; width of head: 6.4mm; thickness of head: 6.4mm; height of head: 7.0mm. Weight: 1.97g. The presence of…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Sunday 22nd July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-F8CB1B
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 D, Type 2c sceat, 675-750 (Abramson 2006: 103, D200/D210; North 1994: 68, refs: 163/168). Obverse: Radiate bust right, runic inscription in front, pyramidal neck resting on beaded exergual line, runes in front. Reverse: Cross pommée with pellets in the angles, cross pattée above, annulet below, runic inscription around. Diameter: 11.0mm. Weight: 1.05g. DA=12:6. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early A…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-E09AAE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat of 'Vanimundus' type, Series VaA (670-80). Ref: Metcalf 1993: 80-2. Obverse: Elaborately helmeted bust right, large eye, crescent ear, holding sceptre behind, wearing jewelled encrusted drapery, legend around. Reverse : +VAnImUn[ ]E; Latin cross, crossed limbs. In beaded inner circle, C Ʌ in lower angles, legend outwith. Diameter: 12.2mm. Weight: 0.72g. DA=12:3.
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 3rd August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-B807F5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) small-long brooch (450-550). This fragment is part of the leg with an almost complete catch-plate. In plan, the leg has parallel sides and in side profile it curves slightly forwards. The front has transverse grooves. The curled-over part of the catch-plate which secured the tip of the pin is missing. There is break at each end of the leg. This brooch is partially corroded and has a green patina with flecks of iron staining. The breaks are old. Length: 16.6mm; width: 6.6mm; thickness: 8.8mm; length of catch-plate: 13.0mm. Weight: 2.68g.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-A48FDD
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. (Abramson 2006: 16 and 72-73; North 1994: 64, ref: 103, plate 1, no. 48). Mint of Hamwic (Southampton). Obverse: Moustached face centrally with a beaded outline, ten roundels, all within a beaded border. Reverse: Crested peacock displaying right, pellets above and rosette below with pellets between legs, pellets behind, all within a beaded border. Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 0.95g. DA=12:6. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.…
Created on: Monday 2nd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-3B3E77
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 E sceat (c. 675-c. 750). Abramson 2006: 12 and 86 (E110). Obverse: Quilled crescent coiled right, body encloses three bars. Reverse: Beaded standard containing TOTII in beaded standard, cross pommée below. Diameter: 11.5mm. Weight: 0.93g. DA=12:1. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.
Created on: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th June 2018
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Record ID: IOW-3AFAAA
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, 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, roundels with pellets, 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: 13.0mm. Weight: 0.70g. DA=12:3. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's L…
Created on: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-2215AA
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 small-long brooch (c. 450-c. 550). The pin and the leg are missing. The head plate is rectangular in plan and is flat at the front. It measures 15.0mm in width and 12.1mm in height. The arched bow is 'D'-shaped in cross-section, flat at the rear. At the top of the bow at each side there is a small chamfer. The bow tapers in width from the top towards the break. At the top the width is 5.8mm and the width at the bottom is 4.5mm. At the rear of the head plate is a pair of parallel pin lugs which are pierced to take an axis bar for…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: IOW-0D235C
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 one pellet 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: 1.10g. DA=12:3. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Herita…
Created on: Monday 25th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: IOW-BBBBE8
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. Series K, Type 32a (K400) or Type 32 (K420). c. 720-c. 740 (Abramson 2006: 19 and 62). Obverse: Diademed and robed bust of fine style, right, Athenian eye gazing heavenward, small mouth, hand cupping cross pommée before, knotted wreath ties behind. Reverse: Wolf worm right, tongue extended between fangs, body forming double beaded border. Diameter: 11.5mm. Weight: 1.06g. DA=12:10. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: IOW-A424F6
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. Series R1 (1), R100, 700-750 (Abramson 2006: 25 and 95). Obverse: Radiate bust right, Runic 'EPA' before, inverted 'A' and 'T' behind, pyramidal neck rests on curved exergual lines either side of beaded line. Reverse: Beaded standard enclosing TOTII legend, tufa containing trefoil of pellets, symbols either side, cross pattée below, beaded circle at either side. Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 0.97g. DA=12:9. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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