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Record ID: BUC-543579
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete early medival copper alloy strap end, dating to c. AD 740-1100. The strap end is split end, and is triangular shaped narrowing towards the terminal end. At the wider splt end there is a central circular rivet holding the two sheets together. This edge is worn and broken, with one corner missing and the other folded over on the front sheet. On the other sheet one corner is missing. The strap end narrows to a zoomorphic terminal, which has a rounded snout. Above this are two oval hollows representing eyes, and two raised triangular ears. The strap end is very worn, and no othe…
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
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Record ID: BUC-405B68
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy, Early Medieval, small long brooch, AD.500-600. The object comprises the foot and catchplate of the brooch, with a part of the bow remaining. The foot is triangular in shape and flattened. There are three incised lines across the foot with a series of five indentations forming a rounded serration along the base edge. At the apex of the triangle the brooch arches up to form the bow, however, there is a break that is old and worn. On the underside of the brooch there is a catchplate, integrally cast and form of rolled copper alloy. Similar examples of small …
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
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Record ID: BUC-2EA283
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval silver cut halfpenny of Harthacnut (1035-7), joint reign with Harold I, jewel cross type (c.1035-6; North 808); moneyer: Eadweard or Eadwine; mint :Wallingford. Ref: North 1994: 171.
Created on: Friday 26th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 28th March 2019
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Record ID: BUC-F2D47B
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete early medieval copper alloy pin dating from c.600-900 AD. The pin has a polyhedral shaped head, it is rectangular with the corners cut off, the sides are irregular triangular and lozenge shapes. The larger panels on the sides have a raised ring with a punched dot inside. Below the head is a worn raised collar, this is worn. The shaft decends from the base of the head, before terminating in a worn break. It is circular in cross section. The pin has a light green patina. The pin measures 19.3mm in length, 5.3mm in width, 3.9mm in thickness, and weighs 1.30g. The ring and d…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
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Record ID: BUC-F16ED8
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete early Anglo Saxon copper alloy pin dating from c.600-900 AD. The pin has a polyhedral shaped head, it is rectangular with the corners cut off, the sides are irregular triangular and lozenge shapes, with the top panel being square. Each section has a raised ring with a punched dot inside. Below the head is a worn raised collar, this is worn. The shaft decends from the base of the head, and bends slightly, before terminating in a worn break. It is circular in cross section. The pin has a dark green patina, inside the recesses of the ring and dots is a light white green colo…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
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Record ID: BUC-F7504D
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an early medieval copper alloy strap end, dating to 8th-9th Century AD, Class A type 2. The strap end has a zoomorphic terminal, which is formed of two semi circular grooves representing the ears. Below this is a rounded incised geometric design, possibly forming the eyes of the creature. The terminal is rounded to form the shape of the snout. Above the face of the creature there is a symetrical geometric insised design, with two triangular shapes surrounded by curved decorated cells. Above this is a worn break running across the width of the strap end. The strap end is …
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: BUC-1CCA55
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible fragment of a buckle frame possibly of Early Medieval Scandinavian or Anglo Saxon type, although equally the style could be post medieval, dating from 1050-1450. The frame consists of the outer edge of the frame, and part of the side of the buckle. The outer edge of the frame is rounded and moulded, with pressed notches into the metal work. The inside of the frame is flat. At either corner of the outer frame is a rounded knop. The side of the frame is narrowed and slightly recessed. The buckle frame has a light brown patina with patches of light green. The buckle measures 4…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: BUC-1B9916
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of possible Anglo-Scandinavian horse harness fitting, dating from the 11th century AD. The fragment is openwork with three circular holes in the lower part of the object, the outside edge is irregular and worn, possibly with worn breaks. The upper part of the object is slightly curved and concave, with two rounded knop projections in the top corners. It is possible that there is a zoomorphic face above the circular perforations with incised lines depicting ears and eyes, however this is very worn. The fragment has a dark brown patina, and measures 27.2mm in length, 20.1mm i…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: BUC-19853E
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early Medieval copper alloy strap end of Class B, type 2, dating from c.750-1100 AD. The strap end is triangular in shape, with the circular attachment holes at the wider end, one of which is now broken. The face of the strap end is decorated with incised lines; a border runs around the edge of the strap end with cross hatching inside. At the attachment end there is incised curvilinear lines, it is unclear what this depicts. The terminal end is rounded, and very worn. There is no decoration on the reverse. The strap end has a light green patina, with patches of red brown…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-DF7392
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver hooked tag. The hooked tag has a triangular plate with a tri-lobed rear edge, comprising two large rounded lobes with a small triangular lobe in between. The two larger lobes are each pierced with a circular perforation. At the opposite end is a sharply-curved hook with a thickened collar, incised with parallel lines. An incised double line border runs around the edge of the plate and inside the circular perforations, forming an inward-pointing chevron at the hook end. The surface is slightly worn. The back is plain with some scratching.
Created on: Monday 24th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: BUC-143429
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy late Early Medieval strap end with split attachment end, possibly dating to c.10th to the 11th century. The strap end is rectangular in shape and flares out to two circular shapes with moulded decoration at the termimal end, creating aV shaped collar above. There are also two half circles on the terminal edge, these could either be spirals, or zoomorphic eyes. Between the two circular shapes on the outside edge the strap end is worn, it is possible that this is a worn break. The attachment end is squared off, and has a central circular rivet hole with a copper …
Created on: Tuesday 20th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 5th October 2016
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Record ID: BH-AFA0EA
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount, dating from the early-medieval to medieval periods. The tapering sub-rectangular mount is decorated with an elaborate pattern of zoomorphic interlace, executed in high relief, with openwork fields. This is surmounted by a flat-sectioned loop with circular perforation and three peripheral lobes, the longest of which is that extending straight upwards at the apex. The exact nature of the decoration is difficult to ascertain, but the general design is that of an animal whose head is located immediately below the apex loop and faces upwards. This hea…
Created on: Monday 22nd February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-A4C7B2
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy zoomorphicstirrup terminal, of Late Early Medieval dating to the 11th Century. The stirrup terminal is sub triangular in shape, with a hollow back. The back still contains the original lead solder, which would have been used to secure the terminal onto the iron stirrup. A projecting ledge is present at the base, which would have supported the extermities of the foot plate of the stirrup. The reverse ov the base has an asymetric cross incised in it. The front of the terminal is heavily abraded however, curving features either side of the centre may be wings. Also half wa…
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castlethorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-A4AE47
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy frame from a single-loop buckle of probable 13th to 14th century date. The frame is roughly D-shaped, decorated with raised snakes heads. The sides stepping inwards at 90 degrees at the point of the axis bar. The frame is of triangular section and expands in width and thickness towards the centre. The axis bar is of round sectioned and is offset. The pin is missing. Some of the original surface survives as a yellowish patina in places. .
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 19th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castlethorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-9ED8F7
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small, incomplete silver artefact of uncertain identification, but probably a book clasp of Howsam type A.1.3. The artefact consists of a flattish plate with curved sides, the rest being broken off to create a straight-ish back edge with a chunk missing from one side. In the centre of the plate is a circular perforation. The plate is slightly curved, perhaps through damage rather than reflecting its original shape. At the centre of the opposite edge is a cast projection in the form of an animal's head. The animal has a rounded snout with two nostrils. A raised line runs from the ce…
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haversham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-3A280A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval silver penny of Offa, 'Heavy coinage', dating from AD 792-796. Mint of Canterbury; moneyer OSMOD. Cf. North 1994 Vol I, p. 89, no. 320. See also: Early Medieval Coin Index (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, http://www-cm.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/emc) no's. 1993.0194, 1993.0195, 1996.0172, 2011.0943, 2005.0105.
Created on: Monday 11th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th January 2016
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Record ID: DUR-E5C448
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete pair of copper alloy tweezers of Early-Medieval date (AD 410-800). The object is composed of a single folded strip of copper alloy with outward tapering triangular terminals with a slight inward curve. The object is decorated with a repeating punched pellet/ incised linear boarder which respects the limits of the object. Both faces have two sets of two, incised, transverse lines situated at the top and middle of each face. The final aspect of the decoration is five repeating ring and dot pattern on the lower half of each face, three along the centre and two along the lower…
Created on: Wednesday 14th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th October 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-DD2C4E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval copper-alloy long brooch of cruciform type and of Early Anglo-Saxon date, probably of mid-5th to mid-6th century date. The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the incomplete head and bow only (with a surviving length of 45.7mm, a depth of 16.8mm and a weight of 12.4g). The missing spring was secured around a single pierced lug on the rear of the central panel. Traces of iron corrosion around the lug indicate that an iron spring and pin were used. The head is incomplete, missing one side knob and much of the wing with an ancient break and rounding of fractures possi…
Created on: Friday 13th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: BUC-CD3102
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy strap-end, probably dating from the Middle to Late Early-Medieval periods. The attachment end has been lost in antiquity, leaving the body and basal terminal, both of which are of flat section. The body has scalloped edges and gradually narrows towards the bottom. A number of eliptical indentations decorate the body's upper surface, creating the impression of fur. The right- and left-hand sides of the terminal have a slight outward bow and converge towards the flat base. Two horizontal grooves divide the upper surface of the terminal into three bands.
Created on: Monday 19th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haversham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-CCE3BB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver penny of Offa.Offa's light coinage by Canterbury moneyer Eoba.Obverse: OFRM for OF[FA]R[EX]M[ERCICORUM] in the angles of a beaded cross pattee with a beaded annulet containing a cross of pellets in centre. Reverse: EBOA in the angles of a celtic cross with an annulet centre containing a cross with a pellet in each angle Recorded as EMC 2013.0376 by M Allen. N 261
Created on: Monday 19th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haversham', grid reference and parish protected.


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