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Record ID: PAS-141C31
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Luton
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold hemisphere set on a back plate and edged with beaded gold wire, diameter 14.5mm, ht. 10.4mm; total weight with detached loop 3.54g. The sides of the dome are divided by beaded wire into four fields below two rings of beaded wire framing a tall plain collar on the top. The collar holds a damaged piece of dark blue glass. Each of the side panels carries a curl of beaded wire, some ending in triple gold granules and granules are tucked into the corners of the design. A small hole near the base shows a void, indicating this is not solid gold but has or had an inert core such as sulph…
Created on: Monday 17th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Luton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-6A1323
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Luton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy horse harness link of 11th century date. Anglo-Scandinavian horse harness fittings are discussed by Williams (2007), who illustrates a similar example to this piece (p. 5, (b)), from Soberton, Hampshire. Several parallels are also recorded on the PAS database - see, for example, BH-D36F23 and SOMDOR-E14156. At the centre of the double-ended link is a moulded boss which takes the form of a forward-facing zoomorphic head. Each of the two eyes is depicted with a single raised pellet. The nose consists of a vertical ridge between the eyes which forks at the bottom, th…
Created on: Friday 22nd May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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