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Record ID: WAW-1A2954
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable Early Medieval (11th century) stirrup terminal: The copper alloy terminal is semi-cylindrical and the outer, convex face has moulded decoration in the form of three irregular large pellets at the mid point of the exterior. The lower edge is slightly flared, and on the reverse it is solid with a semi-circular section. The surface of the terminal is slightly abraded and has a matte mid green colour. The terminal measures 21.19mm long, 15.41mm wide, 12.37mm thick and weighs 10.3g. The stirrup terminal is probably an Anglo-Scandinavian artefact dating to the 11th century (Willi…
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 30th January 2019
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Record ID: HESH-D19A4D
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy 'Winchester style' strap end of later Early Medieval (10th - 11th century) date. The strap end is incomplete and the upper and lower faces are lost. The damage appears to be old as the breaks are either corroded or patinated. Originally the strap end would have been rectangular (tongue shaped) with a rounded base and riveted attachment plate. The stepped attachment plate is lost and broken across the rivet holes whilst the rounded terminal has lost its projecting point. A thickened transverse rib separates the rivets from the body of the strapend. The body of the st…
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Birch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-5B39CA
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (c. AD 900 to 950) sword guard, probably Petersen Type P: The guard is rectangular in plan with a concave lower edge and convex upper edge. In section the guard is slightly trapezoidal with rounded corners. The terminals taper to a rounded vertical edge with one terminal having a hole due to corrosion. The guard is hollow and has a slot running the length of the lower edge and is squashed together in two places forming three holes. The upper edge has a central sub-rectangular slot with a circular cell or rivet hole either side. The surface of the guard is heavily abr…
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: WAW-55D482
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early-Medieval (late 8th and 10th centuries) copper-alloy strap end: in plan the strap end is an elongated oval with a squared terminal which is the attachment end. It is composed of two plates which, in profile, is split at the attachment end. The upper plate is decorated with amodelled animal head terminal, a triangular frame which is bisected by two obliquely angled grooves. The body of the asterisks with a rectangle divided into two four blocks. The attachment terminal is decorated with a pelta with a triangle within. This terminal has two rivet holes on both plates, but the rive…
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
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Record ID: WAW-C56714
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early-Medieval (late 8th and 10th centuries) copper-alloy strap end: the strap end is incomplete as the end which is attached to the strap is missing. This break is not recent and it appears to be bent before it was broken. The strap end is an elongated sub-oval (due to the break) with a rounded terminal. The strap end is composed of two plates. The upper plate is decorated with a faint modelled animal head terminal which has a slightly narrower snout, and ears depicted a circular platform which becomes a spiral. The tip has a small rivet hole through the two plates. Behind the head t…
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th April 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-235A85
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy later early medieval pin. The head is a globular with a small collar directly below. The head is decorated with diagonal grooves that are only clear on the lower half. The shaft is circular in cross-section and is nearly complete, with only the tip recently lost. The shaft has been bent twice, firstly at 90 degrees, and then again a further 45 degrees. Diameter of head 7.63mm. Maximum diameter of shaft 4.12mm. Bent length 52mm, if straightened about 100mm. Weight 7.7 grams. A similar pin has been recorded from Icklingham, Suffolk (SF-EBC150) …
Created on: Sunday 8th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-62594A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Eardisland Excavation 2000-2010 Site Summary: Finds were made during the excavation of a mound in the grounds adjacent to the dwelling: Burton Court Eardisland. The trench in which the majority of artefacts were found measured 5 metres by 3 metres. The stratified assemblage of pottery is of regional importance being especially well preserved and evidence for a domestic non-castle medieval site dating from the twelfth to early thirteenth centuries (1100-1250) Site number: BC 03 Context number: 105 A single body sherd of Stamfordware …
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-82F405
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap distributor / harness link for a horse harness fitting of later Early Medieval date (c. AD 950 - c. AD 1100). The fitting has a flat back and rounded front, it had two loops for straps, connected via a rectangular bar to either side of a central boss. The object is missing most of one loop due to an ancient break. The remaining terminal is lozenge-shaped with a central opening that is a rounded rectangle in plan. There are knops at the corners of the three outer edges, with the forth side extending into the rectangular bar. The central boss is…
Created on: Sunday 25th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Upton Bishop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-7440D5
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (11thcentury) stirrup-strap mount: The cast copper alloy mount is a sub asymmetrical pentagon in plan, the sides are slightly convex. The tip has a small circular perforation in the centre and at the side edge there is a small integral knop. The lower edge is narrowed and has two circular perforations along it. The mount is decorated with a finely incised linear design. The design consists of two beasts beneath the pendant lobe and with two loops along the lower edge. Typically the heads have up turned noses, a projecting ear and curling crest but these are not clear. …
Created on: Wednesday 31st August 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
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Record ID: GLO-CAB2E7
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy stirrup strap mount that has a rectangular plate with a double row of four openwork holes running down its length. In the centre is an animal head depicted in relief this consists of a wide nose that narrows in the centre to accommodate crude oval eyes with recessed dot pupils; the nose then expands to form a prominent brow ridge, the ends of which extend to form two curls (ears) above the head, there is a hole in the centre of each ear. Flanking the animal, along the edge of the plate, are two upward facing incised animal heads with oval eyes, both have slightly projecti…
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2016
Last updated: Sunday 21st February 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-85A6BB
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a cast copper alloy fitting, probably from a later Early-Medieval / Anglo-Scandinavian harness, either a bit link or cheek piece. The fragment consists of an oval loop with a bar attached to one side. The loop is a quarter circle in cross section, with the rounded edge from the front to the outer edge. The bar is 'D' shaped in cross section with a rounded face and a flat rear. The bar bulges outwards slightly to form a boss at the end furthest from the loop. Beyond this is a well abraded, old break where the link would have attached to the rest of the fitting. The b…
Created on: Monday 21st December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-59FD47
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (11th century) stirrup terminal: The copper alloy terminal is semi-cylindrical and the outer, convex face has moulded decoration whose lower terminal is slightly curled outwards in profile, above which there is a high-relief V-shape, above which is a high-relief cross. The remaining two thirds of the stirrup terminal has three more subtle, undulating ridges. The reverse of the terminal has traces of lead solder. The surface of the terminal is slightly abraded and has a matte mid green colour with traces of a dark brown patina. The terminal measures 42.5mm long, 9.77mm w…
Created on: Wednesday 25th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th November 2015
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Record ID: SOM-DDB789
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy possible late Early-Medieval stirrup mount, dating to the period c. AD 1000-1100. The mount is trapezoidal in form, with a flange curving upwards from its base. As a result, the lower half of the reverse is concave. There is a perforation towards the right-hand lower corner. There is a green patina on the surface, and on the reverse there is an area of a black coating on the flange. The mount is very worn, and as a result cannot be classified. As there is only one perforation, rather than the expected two, it is possible that it is unfinished. It measures…
Created on: Wednesday 26th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-3924EC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval coin: silver sceat of an unknown mint and ruler. Series E 'Porcupine Type'; North No. 48. Minted between AD 675 and 750.
Created on: Friday 1st May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 4th June 2015
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Record ID: HESH-C9EF2A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Specialist Treasure Report for H.M. Coroner: 2014 -T880: A silver pierced coin or Sceat / Sceatta of Early Medieval date HM Coroner: Mr Mark Bricknell District: Herefordshire Date: Early Medieval (AD 700 - 710) Findspot: Kington Area. Date of discovery: October 2014 Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector Description: A broken and pierced early-medieval silver sceat of Primary Phase Series C2. The coin dates to c.AD 700-710 and was probably minted in Kent. Approximately a quarter of the coin is missing, broken across what appears t…
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Friday 19th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-B925B6
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy strap fitting / double ended strap link (also known as: strap union, bridle link, bridle cheekpiece, rein link or harness link) of later Early Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) date (1000-1200). The central element is unusually decorated with a debased relatively crude styled beast - possibly a dragon or wolf. The strap fitting is irregular in plan and broadly D shaped in cross section. The central section contains the beast and from this two horizontal arms / bars project. Each horizontal arm tapers and then expands to form a triangular / lozenge (diamond) sh…
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leintwardine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-38B3C2
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy strap fitting (also known as: strap link, strap union, bridle link, bridle cheekpiece, rein link or harness link) of later Early Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) date (1000-1200). The central element is unusually decorated with a debased relatively crude styled beast - possibly a dragon. The strap fitting is irregular in plan and broadly D shaped in cross section. The central section contains the beast and from this two horizontal arms / bars project. Each horizontal arm tapers and then expands to form a triangular / lozenge (diamond) shaped strap junction. T…
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2012
Last updated: Sunday 16th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kimbolton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-EA0514
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Specialist Treasure Report for HM Coroner 2012-T509: Silver pin of Early Medieval date from North West Herefordshire HM Corner: Mr Bricknell District: Herefordshire Date: Early Medieval period - 8th-9th centuries AD Findspot: North West Herefordshire Circumstances of Find: Searching with a metal detector Description: An incomplete polyhedral-headed pin with broken shaft. The head of the pin is in the form of a cube with the corners cut off creating lozengiform (diamond-shaped) faces and triangular corner facets, except around the base where the corner facets ar…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 6th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North West Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-0FE513
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap end. In plan the strap end is an elongated sub-oval. The strap end has decoration on the upper plate which has an abraded animal head terminal. Behind the head there is a single panel depicting an elongated triple stranded 'X' shape formed by to crescents back-to-back. These are linear and ribbed. In the fields around this 'X' shape there are further small blocks. In profile the strap end appears to be solid at the zoomorphic terminal, but then does divide into two plates, forming a slim 'Y' profile. This divided terminal is abraded, and there are the remains…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Record ID: HESH-09A4C1
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment of cast copper alloy, possibly from a sleeve clasp of early medieval date (550-800 AD). The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan and cross section; it also has a series of irregular oval holes cast in it. The fragment is from the external edge of the clasp and the outer edge expands and contracts in an even wave along its edge. All the other edges are irregular and broken. There is no evidence of a cast design on any of the surfaces. The metal is a mid green colour with an even but heavily corroded polished patina, where the external patina is removed a mid purp…
Created on: Monday 26th September 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitney-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0969E0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy early-medieval disc brooch with concentric circle decoration, of Weetch's Type 5. or 'nummular brooch' of possible later Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) date (probably 10th century AD). The brooch is mis-cast and incomplete due to an old break. Originally the brooch would have been circular, with a slightly convex front. The front is decorated with a series of concentric cast designs; at the centre of the brooch is a large raised boss with a central pellet, surrounding this is a circle formed from small pellets enclosed by a raised rib or ring. The outer edge is decorated …
Created on: Monday 26th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Upper Wye Valley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-B37CA5
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy stirrup terminal of 11th-century date, complete but worn and broken on its exterior edges. In plan the terminal is broadly sub-rectangular; it has a hollow reverse which would have enclosed the iron arm of the stirrup. In cross-section it is an irregular U shape. As the width expands, the fitting thickens until the terminal is solid and slightly bent over. The upper face has a series of three parallel transverse moulded ridges which form a stylised zoomorphic design. These can be interpreted as ears, eyes and a protruding snout. The underside of the terminal (the unders…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ledbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-35C553
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible fragmentary remains of a strap end, possibly dating from the later early medieval period or medieval period (900-1500 AD). The strap end is heavily abraded and the surface patina has been removed through a combination of abrasion and corrosion. In plan it is broadly rectangular with broken short ends and bowed / convex long edges. In profile it is curved (bent and cross section it is D shaped. The breaks on either end are old and patinated (as well as being abraded). No surface decoration is present. The strap end is a mid purple brown colour with areas of active light green…
Created on: Friday 16th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 10th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wigmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-F65251
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy fragment probably part of an Early-Medieval / Anglo-Scandinavian 'zoomorphic' stirrup terminal of probable 11th Century date (950-1150 AD). The terminal is incomplete being worn and broken along many edges. In plan the terminal is broadly sub-rectangular; it has a hollow reverse face which would have enclosed the iron arm of the stirrup: in cross section it is an irregular U-shape. The upper has a moulded ridge along its apex. As the width tapers the fitting thickens until the terminal is solid and slightly bent over. There is no evidence of decoration on the hollo…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'wellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-B53141
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete cast copper alloy mount of unknown function dated to the later Early Medieval period (c.1000-1100). The mount is irregular in plan and D shaped in cross section; the edges are slightly bevelled. The mount consists of a series of small lobes tapering and expanding along its edges. The upper lobe is pierced with a single countersunk hole (2.6mm diameter). The body of the mount is pierced by two smaller rivet holes, both filled with the remains of the copper alloy rivets, the heads and shanks of which are lost. The rivet holes are countersunk (having a diameter of 1.7mm) …
Created on: Friday 17th June 2011
Last updated: Monday 17th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hay-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-5C7155
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of Late Saxon date, c. 11th century The stirrup-strap mount is of Williams (1997, p 96-98) Class B, Type 4 and is near-complete with some damage at the apex terminal and around the peripheries (with a length of 41.9mm, a maximum width of 27.7mm and a weight of 18.1g). The apex is of angular trilobite form (1.2mm thick) and has a single circular perforation (4.5mm diameter). The mount depicts a modelled anthropomorphic mask or face (with an overall depth of 15.8mm). The mask has two diagonal mouldings at the top of the brow, flanking a…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2011
Last updated: Monday 21st September 2015
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Record ID: HESH-B37EA8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver sceat, Series E (uncertain subtype), Seocndary Phase type (c.700-750), probably minted in the Netherlands. North: 45
Created on: Thursday 24th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leominster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9145D1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible, incomplete cast lead alloy (pewter?), disc brooch of Weetch type 5 and early medieval date (10th century AD). There is some debate as to whether this is actually part of a brooch or possibly a post medieval lead token; due to significant areas of damage it is impossible to be certain of the identification. However, it is the recorders assessment that the diagnostic elements of design and potential fittings on the reverse suggest that this is a brooch. If the artefact is a brooch it would have originally been circular, however due to abrasion and plough damage, it is now mo…
Created on: Friday 3rd December 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-9B7CB2
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy ball-headed pin head of probable mid - late Early Medieval date c. 700-1000 AD. The pin head is incomplete. The head is spherical with four rounded knops projecting from the sides and a slightly larger top knop. The shaft / shank is broken and incomplete, at the junction between head and shank is a raised slight collar. The shank then tapers and expands along its length until a broken and abraded edge. The shank has a rounded square shaped cross section, with a slight swelling above the break. The metal is a mid grey colour with an eroded and poorly pr…
Created on: Tuesday 9th November 2010
Last updated: Friday 19th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-EFC466
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of later early medieval, Anglo-Scandinavian date (1000 - 1100 AD). The stirrup strap mount is sub-triangular in plan with a slight convex (domed) front and a concave rear face. The central design is pierced and the edges of the mount are slightly bevelled. In profile the mount is sub-rectangular (D Shaped) and in cross section the mount is arched (C shaped). At the apex of the mount is a broken lobed oval projection / knop with an incomplete and heavily worn cast or pierced rivet hole. On the reverse of the lower edge is a prominent …
Created on: Tuesday 27th July 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Teme Valley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-5ACBD8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy penannular brooch, probably dating to the sub-Roman, early Medieval period (5th to 7th Centuries AD). Approximately 25% of the brooch is present and consists of one terminal and part of the hoop. The other terminal, pin and remaining part of the hoop are missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The break present on the hoop contains soil and is not recent in nature. The hoop has a sub square cross section. The underside of the brooch is plain, but the upper surface exhibits a series of small V-shaped notches along the edge of the hoop toward…
Created on: Tuesday 20th July 2010
Last updated: Monday 26th July 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-DD7A35
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of cast copper alloy harness fitting of Anglo-Scandinavian date (900-1100 AD). The fragment consists of one terminal of a harness link / fitting; the breaks are patinated and unabraded suggesting damage in antiquity. In shape the fragment is an irregular lozenge; with knop like terminals on the original edges. The link to the bar of the harness is lost. The internal diameter of the hole is 10.8mm and the edges are worn with use. The artefact is a mid green brown colour with an abraded patina. Similar artefacts can be seen in Williams 2007, Anglo-Scandinavian Horse Harness F…
Created on: Wednesday 14th July 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kings Caple', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A88117
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy fragment; possibly a wrist-clasp (or sleeve clasp) of probable 6th - 8th century (Early Medieval 550 - 800 AD) date. The fragment is broadly sub-rectangular in plan with a series of D shaped regular projections on three edges and four pierced holes through the body. In profile it is slightly bowed and in cross section is broadly sub-rectangular. It measures 29.7mm length, 17.8mm width, is 2.4mm thick and weighs 4.21 grams. The wrist clasp is formed from a central thickened bar which forms one vertical edge that tapers to one side; the tapered…
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ledbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A41B97
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cut halfpenny of Cnut, short cross coinage 1029-1035/6 probably minted in Stamford by the moneyer Aethelstan. North 790.
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 13th July 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ledbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-650301
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron axehead of probable Medieval date (1000 – 1500 AD). The axe is broadly sub-rectangular in plan with a relatively regular expanded blade. The socket of the axe is formed by the tail of the axe being folded and welded; the socket is sub-rectangular in shape measuring 41.9mm length x 26.7mm width. The butt of the axe is rectangular. As the blade expands in width it tapers in section; forming a wide even cutting edge. A bevelled blade facet can be seen on the edge of the blade, but much of the cutting edge is lost. The axehead is a mid blackish brown colour and has not been treat…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-B90507
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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An unidentified fragment from a decorative piece of metalwork probably late Roman - Medieval in date (200 - 1400 AD). The fragment is broadly sub-rectangular in shape and D shaped in cross section. The upper surface is decorated with a central bar with a large swollen knop at its centre. At the upper edge of the artefact this bar joins a horizontal one to form a T shaped. At the edges of the artefact similar bars extend. The two short edges are both broken, one relatively recently the other has some age. The reveres face has a concave shaped depression at the centre of the piece. It i…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2009
Last updated: Friday 27th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-B8FE61
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified fragment from a decorative piece of metalwork of probable early medieval date. The fragment if irregular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. The upper face has a pierced and incised decorate pattern which due to the nature of the piece is incomplete. The decoration seems to be formed from interlocking curvilinear lines, which might be described as being interlaced. In style the decoration is similar to from the later Saxon period and may be part of a larger mount or decorative piece. The reverse face is plain and undecorated. The artefact has a black coloured sur…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2009
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-B8F058
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the foot of a cruciform brooch of early Anglo-Saxon date. The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan and broadly D-shaped in cross-section. The upper face is decorated with a cast design of a horse's head. It consists of two cast transverse ridges, below which are two very large and bulbous pellets (eyes) set in slight depressions, which create the effect of a brow above. Beneath the eyes are two longitudinal grooves which emphasise the centre of the long nose. The lower break is very worn, to the point of seeming original, whereas the upper break is less worn and more irreg…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2009
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9296F6
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap end (Thomas Class C) of late Saxon date (850-1000 AD). The strap end is complete being broadly sub-rectangular in both plan and cross section. It tapers from a split end at one edge to a blunted terminal at the other. The upper part of the strap end is flat and rectangular in shape; the lower is more cylindrical with moulded turned decoration. The upper part is pierced with a single hole on both faces (diameter 2.7mm) which would have attached the strap to the end. The hole is regular and unworn. There is no cast or incised decoration present, the entire strap …
Created on: Wednesday 16th December 2009
Last updated: Thursday 20th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-928C27
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy harness of Anglo-Scandinavian date (900-1100 AD). The fragment consists of one terminal of a harness link; the breaks are unpatinated and unabraded suggesting relatively recent damage in the plough zone. In shape the fragment is an irregular lozenge; with knop like terminals on the upper and lower edges. The link to the bar of the harness is lost. The internal diameter of the hole is 14.2mm and the edges are worn with use. The artefact is a mid green brown colour with a heavily polished patina. A direct parallel has not been found due to the fragmentary …
Created on: Wednesday 16th December 2009
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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