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    • Created: Friday 18th July 2014
    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: SF-936C47
Object type: GIRDLE HANGER
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete iron possible girdle hanger or symbolic key of Early-Medieval date. It is missing part of the suspension loop due to old breaks, now worn. It has a long shank which is rectangular in section and terminates with the remains of the now missing suspension loop. The terminal is split with two upturned prongs, which are rectangular in section and bend forward into oval shaped knops. This creates the letter 'W', with the central stem being the main shank. This girdle hanger measures 109.79mm in length, 68.25mm in width, 14.36mm in width at the shank at the base, 7.22mm i…
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 21st July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ousden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-926627
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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A cast copper alloy dress fastener or hooked tag of early-medieval date. The fastener takes the form of a sub-circular plate with two holes for attachement to the garment, and a thin shank with hooked end projecting from the opposing side. In this example the two attachment holes are incomplete but the rest of the fastener is intact. There is the remains of possible decoration on the front of the plate however it is too faint to be able to discern. These fasteners are of Saxon date (7th to 12th century AD) and this example can be catagorised as Read (2008) Class A Type 2. It is simila…
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd July 2014
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Record ID: KENT-91E2BD
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An Early Medieval copper alloy cruciform mount of 6th to 10th century date. The cruiciform if formed of four projections emanating from a raised convex boss in the center. The projections all have concave sides and have rounded terminals. Each terminal has been perforated with an irregular circular rivet holes, all of which retain an iron rivet. The central boss is decorated with four small drilled circular perforations. The reverse of the boss is concave and appear of show signs of gilding. The mount is 23.6mm long, 23.5mm wide, 6.9mm thick and weighs 6.82grams. A mount of a si…
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Friday 18th July 2014
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Record ID: BERK-91C0F5
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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An incomplete cast copper alloy openwork harness fitting, a probable cheek piece from a bridle fitting of the late Early-medieval period (11th century AD). The object is Anglo-Scandinavian in design and is a fragment of a larger fitting. This is likely to be one half of the cheek piece, the other side of the plate was probably symmetrical with a central hole and a projecting arm for the attachment to the leather harness strap (Williams 2007:2). The plate is faintly decorated in what is probably Jelling Style, with a curled beast apparently consuming its own tail. This was a common dec…
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Saturday 15th July 2017
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Record ID: KENT-918F8E
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An Early Medieval copper alloy cruciform mount of probably 6th to 10th century date. The cruiciform if formed of four projections emanating from a raised convex boss in the center. The projections all have concave sides and have rounded terminals. East terminal has been perforated with an irregular circular rivet hole, two of which have been broken by an old break. One perforations retains an iron rivet and there are signs of iron staining on the other perforations. The central boss is decorated with four small drilled circular peroforations. The reverse of the boss is concave and is …
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Friday 18th July 2014
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Record ID: BERK-907CD1
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy pin, dating to the Middle Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. The pin retains the head and part of the shank. The head is of truncated-globular, or sub-polyhedral form, with a ring-and-dot punchmark occupying each facet. A single collar separates the head from the remains of the circular-sectioned shaft. These pins are well attested to the Middle Saxon period, c. AD 720-850.
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd July 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-8FE906
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy bridle bit link of Early Medieval date. It has a lozenge shaped terminal at one end which is oval internally and sub-rectangular in section. It has a knob on three of the corners. The fourth corner tapers into a D-section connecting arm with a rounded moulding. Beyond this moulding the arm flares into a circular terminal which is circular internally at the other end which is also sub-rectangular in section.
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 3rd April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binham', grid reference and parish protected.


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