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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: IOW-815F9A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver penny of Cnut (1016-1035), dating to the period 1024-1030. (North 1991: 168, ref: 787). Hild. G. The inscriptions are missing due to breaks or clipping. Obverse: [ ]; Helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left, sceptre in front. Reverse: [ ]; Short voided cross united at base by two circles, in centre a pellet. In each angle a broken annulet enclosing a pellet. Length: 11.5mm; width: 6.7mm. Weight: 0.18g. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Friday 25th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: IOW-6F3FCB
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 (c. 800-c. 900). The tip of the shaft is missing. The head of the pin is sub-spheroidal (almost bi-conical) in form and the shaft is circular in cross-section. Between the head and un-hipped shaft there is a slight collar. Length: 31.4mm; diameter of head: 5.8mm; height of head: 4.7mm; diameter of shaft: 1.6mm. Weight: 1.27g. This pin has a green patina and the break is old.
Created on: Saturday 12th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 12th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-97E092
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy strap-end (c. 1000-c. 1100). Thomas class E, Type 1 'Winchester' (Thomas 2004: 2, fig. 4, refs: 22-24). The terminal end is missing. The openwork tongue-shaped strap-end is symmetrical and the decoration is derived from 'inhabited plant scroll'. It consists of an openwork design of simplified leaves which symmetrically branch from a central line with a cut-out at each side. The holes are bevelled on each face. The remains of the attachment end are flat and recessed at the front. At its centre are the remains of an iron rivet. T…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-7447ED
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 (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, nine roundels, all within a beaded border. Reverse: Crested peacock displaying right, possibly a rosette below head, all within a beaded border. Diameter: 12.5mm. Weight: 0.76g. DA=12:8. Compare with H800 and H900 in Abramson. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Saturday 21st April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-743584
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 (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: 0.83g. DA=12:1. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King'…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-73CD7D
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 multi-faceted 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 truncated. The four larger facets are lozenge-shaped and the eight smaller ones are sub-triangular. There is a collar beneath the head. The shaft is circular in cross-section. This pin is pitted and has a green patina. The break is old. Length: 22.0mm; width of head: 4.5mm; thickness of head: 4.1mm; height of head: 4.9mm; diameter of shaft: 1.8mm. Weight: 0.88g. Simi…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-657916
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 penny of Edward the Martyr (975-978), minted by Aelfstan at Canterbury, c. 975-978 (North 1994: 157-158, ref: 763). Obverse: +EADPEARD REX ANGLO (DP blundered); Diademed bust left. Reverse: +ÆLFSTAN M‾O CANT; Small cross pattée. Diameter: 19.5mm. Weight: 1.47g. DA=12:3. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-A7EDD2
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 (c. 800-c. 900). A small portion of the shaft is missing. This pin has a spheroidal head with a collar between the head and shank. The head has six circular evenly spaced pits as decoration. The shank is circular in cross-section with a diameter of 1.1mm. The pin has a green patina. Length: 25.0mm; diameter of head: 6.1mm; height of head: 5.9mm. Weight: 1.21g.
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: IOW-5781DD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Series O, Type 38 (0100/0120) silver sceat (675-750). Abramson 2006: 22 and 57. Obverse: Bust right with straight nose and swept back hair within a stitched border, all within an outer vestigial blundered border. Reverse: Standing bird right surrounded by a snake, all enclosed by a double stitched torc, all within a vestigial outer blundered border. The bird appears to be pecking the snake's head. Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 1.05g. DA=12:9. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Sunday 4th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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 …
Created on: Tuesday 30th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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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 Gu…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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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. …
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 Gu…
Created on: Thursday 28th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 29th December 2017
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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, V…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Sunday 17th December 2017
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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. Abr…
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 L…
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 a…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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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
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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 horizo…
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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