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Record ID: NFAHG-C241B0
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy seal matrix with socket, for producing cloth seals (alnage seals). The die itself is circular and 29mm in diameter. In side view, the matrix rises vertically from the die for about 3mm then begins to taper with a slightly concave curve to an open end 19-20mm in external diameter. The matrix is overall 14mm thick and weighs 39.0g. There are two small bumps on the outside, very close to the socket's edge, which are surrounded by iron staining and which may be the remains of iron nails fastening a wooden handle. These are not quite opposite each other; one is above the C in …
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: FAHG-1C5728
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polyhedral pinhead in the shape of a cube with the corners cut off to produce a faceted shape. The single visible face is one of the lozengiform sides, and this has engraved decoration around a central reserved lozenge. The shaft appears to be entirely missing. 8th or, more probably, 9th century.
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-1C4203
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Head and socket from a composite pin of middle to late Anglo-Saxon date, probably 9th century. The head is in the shape of a cube with the corners cut off to produce a faceted shape; all of the faces visible in the photograph (two lozengiform side faces, two upper triangular faces, and the just-visible lower triangular and upper lozengiform faces) appear to have engraved decoration. On other examples of this type the engraving is inlaid with niello. There is a substantial collar beneath the head, and then a slightly flaring circular-section socket with a circular hole passing right th…
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-1BE680
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete early Anglo-Saxon cast saucer brooch, originally decorated with five running spirals in chip-carved relief; three of these now survive. In the centre is a circular relief ring, and around the edge is a ridge and then an upwards-curving shallow rim. On the reverse is an integrally cast lug, part either of the pin bar lug or the catch 5th or 6th century. Pair to FAHG-1BBCF6.
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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Record ID: FAHG-1BBCF6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Anglo-Saxon cast saucer brooch decorated with five running spirals in chip-carved relief. In the centre is a circular relief ring, and around the edge is a ridge and then an upwards-curving shallow rim, now missing in places. On the reverse is a cast ridge joining a pin bar lug at one end and a catch at the other; both look damaged and incomplete. 5th or 6th century. Pair to FAHG-1BE680.
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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Record ID: FAHG-1B7273
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Anglo-Saxon circular mount, probably from horse-harness. It is decorated with a single band of relief animal ornament around a central boss. Around the edge is a wide border, probably with stamped ornament, and a lower beaded rim. The reverse has no obvious means of attachment. Compare BUC-24D605, BERK-18B795 and BH-5D35E5; also a repoussé silver mount from Caenby, Lincs (Speake 1980, pl. 15k). Early 7th century.
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-1B2DA4
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Anglo-Saxon circular mount, probably from horse-harness. The mount is decorated with a single band of triple-strand interlace with no heads or other zoomorphic elements. There is an outer ridged border, probably consisting of three ridges, and an inner single ridge dividing the interlace from a domed boss in the centre. The reverse appears corroded (perhaps with iron adhering) and there is no visible means of attachment. The interlace suggests a very late 6th- or early 7th-century date; compare an example from Sutton Hoo Mound 17 (Carver 2005, fig. 112, no. 25ci).
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-1B0694
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Anglo-Saxon rectangular mount with terminals, probably from horse-harness. The mount is decorated with Style I relief animal ornament in a central rectangular panel and on pairs of semi-circular panels on the terminals, and these areas appear to be gilded. In side view the mount is curved or bent, perhaps for attachment to a noseband. There are no obvious rivets or other means of fixing. Compare SOMDOR-305381.
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-1AD586
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Anglo-Saxon button brooch of Avent and Evison's Class I, probably Class Ii. Only the centre of the brooch survives, with much of the rim missing. There is hair rather than a helmet, a continuously vertically ribbed crescent around the top of the face. Below the hair are two round pellet eyes, with a groove separating these from the hair; there are no brow ridges. A ridge runs down between the eyes to for the nose. A single squarish boss forms each cheek and between the lower cheeks, below the nose, are two curved blocks making mouth and chin. The curved mouth and chin give th…
Created on: Friday 6th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 17th December 2013
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Record ID: FAHG-C743A5
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete toy gridiron with fish, made from a lead/tin alloy (pewter) with a patina which is shiny in patches. The gridiron is basically rectangular but slightly trapezoidal, flaring from the handle end; it has six bars of equal thickness and triangular cross-section parallel to the handle, and a similar transverse bar to either end. The longer transverse bar has a backwards-curving hook to either end, one now crushed. The shorter transverse bar, at the handle end, is decorated with oblique ribbing giving a cabled effect. This bar has an angular U-shaped arrangement at either end as if…
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2012
Last updated: Monday 11th May 2015
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Record ID: FAHG-A78D56
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rose/orb jetton in reasonably good condition. The jetton is very slightly dished so that on the reverse the central motif is on the outside of the curve and is therefore worn. The inscriptions are very clear. Hanns Krauwinckel II, working 1586-1635; reverse inscription, HEIT ROTT MORGEN DOTT (Today red (i.e. healthy) tomorrow dead).
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2011
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Record ID: FAHG-123AB4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rectangular Carolingian-style mount made of gilded silver and inlaid with niello. It has been cast in high relief, with detailed and well made leaf and flower decoration. The mount is convex, with tall sides and a hollowed, uneven reverse which bears four integrally cast attachment lugs, one at each corner and set longitudinally. Each is pierced, but the end of each lug is considerably worn, so that two of the piercings are now worn through, on diagonally opposite corners. A central boss in the shape of a four-petalled flower is inlaid with a niello line down each petal, forming a…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2011
Last updated: Thursday 12th May 2011
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Record ID: FAHG-7B3D73
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gilded copper-alloy great square-headed brooch of early Anglo-Saxon date, complete with red enamel inlays on head, bow and foot, and with the remains of silver plates on the footplate. Ancient repair on the bow. The brooch has relief decoration in Salin's Style I, and the silver-and-gold colour scheme is known as the Bichrome Style. The brooch fits squarely within Hines's Group X, which is tentatively dated at present to the later part of his Phase 2 (in calendar years, perhaps c. 525-c. 550 AD; Hines in Hunn et al. 1994, 129). Headplate The headplate has a rectangular inner pan…
Created on: Wednesday 9th September 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: FAHG-8EAAA3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flat object, possibly a mount, apparently made from copper alloy, in the shape of a horned figure carrying two spears. The object appears to be complete except for one lower corner, but depicts the figure from the waist up only. The lower edge is slightly incurved and is raised; the raised edges of the sides are formed from the shafts of the spears. The figure is wearing a battle tunic with the normal cross-over opening shown in relief, and has thin arms bent at the elbow to grip each spear at shoulder height. The face has a large open drooping mouth and may have a small point…
Created on: Friday 5th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: FAHG-33D653
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular early Anglo-Saxon horse-harness mount with two zones of Style II decoration, dating to the first half of the seventh century; identified from the image only. The material is uncertain, although the image appears to show gilding in very good condition with occasional spots of green corrosion showing through from underlying copper alloy. The mount appears complete if slightly bent, and the image is apparently at near life size, indicating a diameter of c. 65 mm. There is a central circular setting with four similar but smaller settings evenly spaced around to form a ‘quincu…
Created on: Friday 3rd February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: FAHG-858AD2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of foot from a florid cruciform brooch, partly distorted by heat. The fragment consists of a decorated triangular panel with traces of an undecorated rectangular terminal below, which has been torn away; the tear has bent the metal before breaking, and the break is now a little worn. The rectangular terminal is separated from the triangular panel by a line of beading. The triangular panel has a relief border, and is filled with Style I decoration, now worn and hence hard to decipher. There may be a single bird, with curly beak filling the apex at the top, body in the centr…
Created on: Thursday 9th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North-west Essex', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAHG-52BAA5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy S-shaped brooch, small and with relatively simple decoration. The brooch is relatively flat, and solid with no perforations or openwork. It is decorated with two grooves each close to an edge, resulting in a central broad flat-topped ridge flanked by a narrower ridge to either side. At each end is an animal head seen in profile, with a circular groove forming an eye and an open beak or mouth. The lower jaw is curled backwards, and the upper jaw is long and gently curving upwards to meet the edge of the central straight part of the S. One of the heads is very slightly …
Created on: Friday 2nd July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: FAHG-BD8643
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small solid circular biconvex button, apparently made from white metal (perhaps a tin alloy) but possibly made from copper alloy with a thick white-metal coating. On the reverse are two stubs from a separate copper-alloy wire loop. The button is heavy and globular, and dates from the medieval or perhaps early post-medieval period. A good parallel can be seen in Egan and Pritchard 1991, no. 1388, which was found in a context dating to approximately 1270-1350.
Created on: Thursday 1st April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: FAHG-024EE3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Body sherd from a large storage jar, made from Glazed Red Earthenware. It has a band of impressed crescent decoration, similar to that on Jennings 1981 no. 1258, but running the other way; the points of the crescents are to the left. Part of a groove above the band of crescents also survives. It weighs 115.82g. Glazed Red Earthenware is the typical East Anglian pottery type of the 16th to 18th centuries, when similar storage jars would have been found in nearly every house in the region. This example probably dates to the 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 17th December 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-F1F916
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Friday 29th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston St Mary', grid reference and parish protected.


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