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    • Created: Tuesday 17th June 2014
    • County: West Berkshire
    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: BERK-0605B4
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A complete lead alloy spindle whorl of probable Early-medieval date. The spindle whorl is plano-convex with a rising to a flat-topped peak, through which is the central perforation (8.2mm diameter) that extends right through the object. The sides of the whorl are decorated with sets of vertical lines; unusually the underside of the spindle whorl is also decorated, with four lines set equidistant around the base. While spindle whorls are hard to date out of context, similar whorls are discussed in Walton Rogers (2007). She suggests that this shape and central holes of a diameter of 6-9…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-05EAE1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy strap fitting or possible buckle plate dating to the Early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. In its current form the strap fitting is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and has moulded Style I decoration, comprising elements of intertwined beasts. There are two or three openwork elements to the fitting. The reverse is flat, plain and undecorated. An object of similar form and decoration is illustrated in West et al. (1998:250 fig. 132.1) and is identifed as a buckle plate, as it retains two loops for the buckle bar. This is also not symmetrical and appears to be a…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-059CC2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy strap fitting or belt decoration dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. The strap fitting is rectangular in plan and has an integrally cast shank on the reverse that would have secured the fitting to a strap. The face of the strap fitting is decorated with an beast in Salin's Style II, an animal with elongated body and possibly a head turned to look over its back. This strap fitting is likely to date to the 6th century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-056093
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy small square-headed brooch dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. The brooch has been subjected to high temperatures as the lower half of the brooch has been melted and is now twisted and buckled. The brooch has a rectangular head plate that has zoomorphic mouldings in Salin's Style 1, appearing to comprise an intertwined beast. The bow of the brooch has raised ribbed elements but any other detail is obscured by the melted metal. The reverse of the brooch is heavily encrusted with iron, the remains of the pin. It is unclear whether the brooch was …
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-051CDB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy small Kentish square-headed brooch, dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. The surviving element comprises just under half of the original brooch, the foot andhalf of the arched bow. The reverse of the brooch retains a lug, which is part of the catchplate. The brooch is decorated with raised mouldings that form an opework latin-style cross with rounded foot and two rounded knops above the arms; the surviving part of the bow has linear mouldings. This brooch dates from the 6th century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-05016C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy small-long brooch dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. Leeds 1945 square-head type, the remaining brooch element comprises only the head-plate and the stump of the missing bow on the lower edge. The head is decorated with five ring-and-dot motifs, one each on the outer corner, and the fifth off centre. There is the remains of the single pin lug on the reverse. The break across the bow is ancient. Small long brooches date from c. AD 475-575.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 19th June 2014
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Record ID: BERK-04DF75
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A fragment from the bow of an Anglo-Saxon great square headed brooch, very worn with the decoration hard to discern. The reverse retains a stub of a lug. Probably 6th century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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