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Record ID: NARC-60149F
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A fragment of a Pin of Early-Medieval date (AD 700-850). The retained fragment in head of the pin. The head is polyhedral, taking the form of a cuboid with truncated corners. A single ring-and-dot punchmark decorate each of the four vertical faces, with a single such mark on every remaining face. There is no clear collar, a minor amount of the circular-cross-sectioned shaft is retained. The metal is a dark green in colour with areas of light green corrosion. Length: 11.99mm, Width: 7.06mm, Thickness: 5.52mm, Weight: 2.1g.
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5FE8EA
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a copper-alloy zoomorphic Strap End of Early Medieval date (AD 750-1066). The object is the terminating end of a tongue-shaped strap end. The retained portion tapers to form a rounded terminal in the form of a moulded animal head. There is a sub-rectangular cell at the upper end of the fragment. The lower portion has an incised decoration composed of two transverse lines, between which are two rows of two crescents. Below which the object is faceted with two opposing, upper and lower, sections to form the eyes and snout of the beast. The underside of the strap end is plai…
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5FC70C
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Mount of Early Medieval date (AD 410-1066). The object is a sub-cruciform, sheet of copper alloy, with a single circular perforation and an incised decorative pattern on one face. The perforation is situated at the lower edge of the lower lobe. Others may have been present however all other lobes are broken with the outer edges missing due to old and abraded breaks. The decorative pattern is composed of a central cross within a rhomboid boarder which extends to the retained lobes to form a chevron at each corner of the border/within each lobe. The back of the…
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5FAB8B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a Brooch of Roman date (AD 43-410). The retained portion is the lower bow and catchplate. The bow is D shaped in section and slightly tapering rectangular in plan. The bow has two circumferential transverse incised lines above the foot. The catchplate is sub-triangular and recurved. The metal is a mid-green in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Length: 32.24mm, Width: 4.04mm, Thickness (bow): 3.65mm, Weight: 4.4g.
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5F71B8
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy rotary Key of Medieval date (AD 1100-1500). The bow and handle are missing due to an old abraded break. The retained portion of stem above the bit is a flattened oval in cross section with a concave end. The bit is rectangular. It has rectangular section wards in both the leading and trailing edges creating an "S" shape and the lower section of the bit has six, shallow, vertical wards. The metal is a light green in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Length: 33.21mm, Width (bow): 8.49mm, Thickness (bit): 5.17mm, Weight: 25.2g.
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5EFCEA
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Casket Key of Medieval date (AD 1150-1450). The key comprises a circular loop, from which an oval cross-sectioned bow extends. A rectangular cross-sectioned bit projects at 90 degrees from the bow. This narrows to a neck, and then expands out again. The bow appears to be hollow at the terminal with the bit. The metal is a light-green in colour with a slightly pitted patina. A number of very similar rotary keys are shown in G. Egan's 'Medieval Households' pages 111-119, more specifically, number 298, pg 112. From the size of the key and the presence of a holl…
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5EED4E
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Harness Pendant of Medieval date (AD 1100 - 1250). The object is circular in plane and concavo-convex in section. From the upper edge of the object an integral suspension loop projects at 90 degrees to the plate. The loop has a central circular perforation. The centre of the plate has an openwork design consisting of an elongated quatrefoil. From the central design is an incised linear pattern of radiating lines. The back of the object is undecorated. The metal is a dark brown in colour with areas of green corrosion. Height: 32.03mm, Width: 23.79mm, Thickness…
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5EC5AD
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy Mount of Post-Medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is an openwork figurative strap fitting or mount and is flat in section, circular in plan. The mount takes the form of a crescent moon with a face in profile, and a six point star protruding from the lower portion. There is an integral semi-circular suspension loop. Within the upper portion of the inside of the mount is an irregular plate with an unclear motif. The mount has two attachment spikes on the back. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: BERK-789C78, NMS-829E17, …
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5E6C16
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Buckle of late Medieval to Post-Medieval date (AD 1500-1650). The object is a single loop, sub-rectangular buckle with a narrowed strap bar and a rounded notched front edge. The front edge is decorated with transverse lines and foliate designs flanking the knop. There are lobed and engraved knops wither side of the strap bar. The wire pin is recurved and tapers to a point. The majority of the upper surface is gilded which is largely retained. Length: 32.44mm, Length (pin): 30.42mm, Width: 45.90mm, Thickness: 2.94mm, Weight: 9.6g. Whitehead, (2003), P 28, No. 148
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5E113B
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint Handaxe/knife of Upper Palaeolithic to Neolithic date (150,000-3450 BC). The lithic is sub-triangular plan and plano-convex in section. The dorsal surface has long scaled flaking and retains cortex along the proximal left hand edge. There is evidence of hinged flake removal along the mesal section. The distal, right and left hand edges have rough semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface has covering scaled flaking with a minor amount of retained cortex along the proximal right hand edge. The majority of both the ventral and distal surfaces are covered with recortificat…
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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