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    • Created: Monday 7th April 2014
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    • Primary material: Copper alloy
    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: WAW-30D6E7
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Medieval (11th century) copper alloy strap end: The strap end has an animal head terminal which is visible in profile with an elongated point oval on either side as the eyes, and an open mouth. The body of the strap end is narrowed behind the head and is a elongated trapezoid in plan. Only a short portion of the body is split in profile to allow for the strap to be fitted. The terminals of each plate have a single rivet hole. The surface is heavily abraded and has a red copper corrosion with traces of a dark green patina. The strap end measures 43.87mm long, 7.87mm wide and 7…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 16th October 2014
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Record ID: WMID-28BE76
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy probable great square headed brooch fragment, of Early Medieval dating (c. AD 450 to c. AD 600). Less than 25% of the brooch is present, consisting only of part of the bow and a small amount of the head plate. The rest of the brooch is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The brooch fragment is sub triangular in plan, and curved in section. All edges are incomplete. The decoration on the front can be separated in two parts: the bow and the square plate. The bow is decorated with a central rectangular ridge, which has been decorated with two parallel gr…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
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Record ID: IOW-26F293
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete possibly Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy unidentified object (c. 410-c. 500). This object is sub-rectangular in plan and cross-section. The straight end may have a finished edge and the opposite end appears to have been chopped. At the front it has two panels with a double scroll in each panel. There is a beaded border enclosing the panels close to the short sides and the finished edge. Due to wear, the beaded border and the scrolls in one panel are difficult to see. On the rear face one edge is raised This object is generally brown and has patch…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-26E3E3
Object type: PLAQUE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gilt copper alloy plaque or inlay, of Early Medieval dating (AD 750 to AD 1200). The plaque is rectangular in shape, with moulded decoration (?Style 1) on the front. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The decoration on the front bears similarity to that of the Tiermensch or 'beastman' motif. The decoration consists of several motifs, each appears to be multistranded. Gilding survives in the recesses. It measures 26.6 mm in length, 13.0 mm wide and 1.9 mm thick. It weighs 2.8 g. The plaque is a dark green to gold colour, with an even surface patina. Several si…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
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Record ID: WMID-2632A7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy artefact of uncertain identification and function, possibly a sword pommel of Early Medieval to Medieval dating (AD 700 to AD 1500). The artefact is sub cuboid in shape. A circular perforation (hole) is present in the base, with an internal diameter of 8.3 mm. A sub circular flat border is present around this perforation. Possible arms extend to either side. These arms curve upwards, with a recurved tip. The top of this possible sword pommel extends with these curvilinear shapes and it has been folded over with the tip touching the base. It measures 63…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
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