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Record ID: IOW-9DDF13
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat (710-740) of Wodan Series H, Type 49. (Abramson 2006: 16 and 72-73; North 1994: 64, ref: 103, plate 1, no. 48). Mint of Hamwic (Southampton). Obverse: Moustached face centrally with a beaded outline, ten roundels, all within a beaded border. Reverse: Crested peacock displaying right, rosette below with a pellet between legs, pellets behind, all within a beaded border. Diameter: 11.9mm. Weight: 0.79g. DA=12:11. Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn. North, J.J.…
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-45F81B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy coin. Possibly a Northumbrian styca, as kindly identified by the finder. The ?obverse conforms more closely to the suggested type (cf. Abramson 2006, page 131), but the ?reverse appears figurative rather than literate. Suggested date: issue of 800-867 ?Obverse description: Central ?cross in circular panel; indistinct circumferential legend ?Reverse description: Central boss with the appearance of a left hand spiral radiating from it, with pellets between the curving rays Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 0.79gms
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buslingthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B26998
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy single-loop buckle (c. 450-c. 600). The pin is missing. The frame is an elongated oval shape in plan, convex at the front and flat at the rear. The narrowed bar is oval in cross-section. This buckle frame is green with small areas of a darker green patina. Length: 15.6mm; width: 26.4mm; thickness: 4.0mm. Weight: 6.16g.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-8282BC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy zoomorphic terminal from an early Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooch of 'Klapperschmuck' (literally 'rattle-jewellery) type. The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan, tapering gently to the break at the top. The narrower end comprises a flat panel decorated with two transverse grooves at the top, and two moulded transverse ridges at the bottom. Below this is a slender, moulded zoomorphic terminal; the forehead is faceted and triangular in section. There are two large moulded eyes, and a moulded snout formed of three ridges. An integrally cast loop extends from the snout, set at…
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: NLM-6E69E5
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap end. Large cast tongue-shaped openwork strap end, Thomas Class E Type 1. The larger part of the plate is occupied by zoomorphic forms arranged in asymmetrical pairs to either side of a central branched rib, tree or stalk, a design held to derive from 'inhabited plant scroll'. Limbs or other appendages of one creature cross on the right hand side of the plate, while a weasel-like creature creeps along the opposite edge towards the curved end - this reporter would cheerfully accept a better-informed reading of the subject. The ornament terminates abruptly at the inner …
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-F639C4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy mount (c. 500-c. 600). One half of the object is roughly 'D'-shaped in cross-section and the other half is broadly flat and sub-rectangular in plan. The 'D'-shaped part has flat sides and top and the edges are bevelled. There are six ring-and-dot motifs, two on the top, and two on each bevelled edge and they are distributed like the number six on a die. One end of the 'D'-shaped part has a break. The flat part has two rivet holes, one at each outer corner and each contains the remains of a copper-alloy rivet. The underside of the 'D'-shape…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-8B0567
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper-alloy strap distributor, bent to one side at one end (c. 10th-11th century). It is formed of two opposing strap loops, broadly triangular, with external recessed strap bars, which are connected by a central moulded animal head. The animal is viewed en face and is cat like, with small, slightly pointed ears, and two converging curved ridges which form both the eyebrows and nose; they do not meet. In profile the animal head can be seen to have gaping jaws. Emerging from the jaws, mirrored behind each ear, is an outcurving tendril. These have bevelled sides. On the fro…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-876D13
Object type: BRIDLE FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Early Medieval ( AD 10th -11th century, Anglo Saxon) horse harness, bridle fitting. Description: The object is a double ended link joining two knobbed loops, one larger (27.7mm x 5.25mm) than the other (22.39mm x 4.5mm). There is centrally placed boss on the D-shaped linking arm.. Both loop ends are incomplete, missing the outer terminal at historic breaks, the inner voids are ovoid. the fitting appears to be undecorated. the rear surface is flat, except at the boss which is concave on the back. Measurements: Length: 58.6mm, width: 10.61mm, thickness: 11.45mm, wei…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: NLM-F41525
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver coin. Sceat of Aldfrith of Northumbria (685-705), as kindly identified by the finder/presenter. Abramson presents this as Series Y. Obverse description: Central ring and dot with legend around it. Plain initial cross. Obverse inscription: +ALDFRIDUS Reverse description: Quadruped left, tail with three forks over back, pelleted border below. Diameter: 11.4mm, Weight: 1.22gms, die axis: probably 12
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F40401
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy coin, in the style of a sceat; cf. Series R imitations, possibly issue of 710-765. Obverse description: Radiate head right in Roman barbarous radiate style. As for the reverse, Abramson scarcely presents such a simplified or degenerate standard as this. Reverse description: Square standard with an angular channel leading from one side, large central ring and dot with one smaller pellet adjacent, loose ring of blobs outside standard. Diameter: 13.0mm, Weight: 0.82gms, die axis: possibly 3
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F3B662
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver coin. Sceat of Series H, issue of 710-745, issued in Hamwic, Wodan type; no exact parallel presented by Abramson. Obverse description: Small oval facing moustachioed bust within penannular halo of small pellets, eight large bordered pellets set equidistantly around the face with a single small pellet between each adjacent pair. Outer pelleted border. Reverse description: Linear or left hand five armed spiral peacock right, larger pellet surrounded by nine smaller pellets below its head, oval string of pellets for tail, row of pellets around one arm of spiral above the tail. Ou…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F39D33
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sceat. Sceat of Series R, cf. Abramson R100, East Anglian issue of 710-765. Probably treated with oil by the finder, which is now partially removed. Obverse description: Bust diademed on pyramidal cuirassed shoulders right, large angular nose, OV to left, runic characters resembling VNWX to right. Eight pellets in a loose arc around left side of flan. Exergual line. Reverse description: Rectangular standard, diagonal lines within two corners and extending out from all four; degenerate TOT in standard, straight line extending from centre of each side with a pellet beside it or pellets…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-CAFF18
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and corroded Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy single-loop buckle (c. 450-c. 600). The pin is missing. The frame is 'D'-shaped in plan and cross-section, flat at the rear and the narrowed bar is circular in cross-section. The front is bevelled externally. The metal, where it is not corroded, is silvery green and there are small deposits of an off-white substance. There is iron staining at the rear. Length: 20.4mm; width: 29.1mm; thickness: 7.7mm. Weight: 11.55g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-B8A777
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and corroded Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy single-loop buckle (c. 450-c. 600). The bar and pin are missing. The frame is 'D'-shaped in plan and cross-section, flat at the rear. The metal, where it is not corroded, is silvery green. There is iron staining at the front and rear and the breaks are old. Length: 24.6mm; width: 34.4mm; thickness: 6.6mm. Weight: 13.07g.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-7500F8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval silver penny of Coenwulf of Mercia (796-821), minted by Wihtred in an East Anglian mint, probably Ipswich (North 372; Cn 109; Naismith E12.7). Ref: North 1994: 95; Naismith 2011. The edges are crumpled, folded and incomplete. The reverse design is most similar to Naismith 12.7d with annulets instead of pellets within the cental box.
Created on: Friday 5th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: BH-60F7CA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat dating to the period AD 675-750 issued at Ribe, Denmark. Series X (Type 31). The obverse depicts a facing, radiate, Wodan head with chevron beard, cross pommée either side with one pellet above within a line border with beaded border. The reverse depicts a monster in flight left, looking back, gaping jaws biting raised triple-forked tail, with a pellet below the head, a prominent member and clawed feet below, within a line border and beaded border. As North 1980, p. 40, no. 117 and Abramson 2006: 15 and 74. Abramson, T. 2006. Sc…
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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Record ID: NLM-5DEE6E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch fragment. Cast half-round knob from the head of an Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooch, with a pit at the apex of its curve, and a deep moulded collar separating the rounded part from a grooved base. Immediately below the groove is a round hole of diameter 3mm which continues as a trough in the flat back of the knob. These features are associated with the attachment of the knob to the head of a brooch, probably by iron pins or wires, now lost to corrosion. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 450-600. Length: 15.6mm, Width: 11.5mm, Thickness: 7.8mm, Weight: 5.26gms
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Faldingworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-3D98B9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) small-long brooch (c. 450-c. 600). The lower part of the brooch as well as the pin is missing. The flat head-plate is a trefoil around a central square. One of the side foils is smaller or has been damaged or abraded. At the front, the square has four ring-and-dot motifs, one close to each corner. There is also a ring-and-dot at the centre of each foil. The small portion of bow is convex at the front and concave on the reverse. On the front of the bow, at each upper corner, there is a small 'nick'. The reverse of the head-plate has the remai…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-36EA5D
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Anglo Saxon copper alloy strap end, 36.9mm in length and 13mm in width, with a zoomorphic terminal with clearly modelled ears, eyes and snout. The strap and is manufactured from copper alloy sheet, open at the sides, with a single rivet hole at the widest part of the front. The corresponding portion of the reverse is missing. The surface is undecorated. Cf Thomas Class A.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-1F8501
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early Medieval small-long brooch dating from AD 450 - 550. The foot of the brooch is missing. The head is rectangular (wider than it is high) and flat. The right side is missing and the break is patinated. The other edges are also damaged. The surface is a little pitted, but there does not appear to be any decoration. On the reverse of the head is the remains of a single pin bar lugand some iron corrosion. The bow has a rectangular-section flat panel at the top and the rest of the bow appears to be of D shaped cross-section. The sides of the upper face of the bow are pi…
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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