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Record ID: LIN-BDB0B7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete early medieval Merovingian gold tremissis, 'mint and moneyer' or 'National Series' broadly dating c.AD580-670 although this coin may date c.620-640, mint unknown but probably Austrasia/Frisia (roughly encompassing parts of NE France, N Germany and the Low Countries), cf. Belfort nos 3016, 3029-32, MEC1, nos 510-11. Refs: Belfort 1892: 380, 383; Grierson and Blackburn 1986: 125, pl. 24. The coin was struck on a small flan with the inscription only partially visible owing to the die being larger than the flan. Diameter: 11.14 mm; Thickness: 1.37 mm; Weight: 1.22g …
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2022
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Record ID: NLM-C0C27C
Object type: RELIQUARY
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold reliquary. A lozenge-shaped box of composite construction with rich ornate decoration rendered by an applied combination of fine twisted gold strips and spherical gold granules of two sizes [of diameters 1.5mm and 1mm] attached to a plain but roughly textured plate. The sides of the box are of plain smooth gold sheet and it is closed by a plain sheet metal back plate bordered by a further cabled wire. The back borders appear to have been run along the corners of the rhomboid as single strands from the front, though now absent entirely from one of the four corners. There are three…
Created on: Tuesday 5th April 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winteringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-7D3C2C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Continental, Frankish, cast copper-alloy gilded radiate-headed brooch dating to the Early Medieval period (c. AD 500-600). The head consists of a flat oval plate with raised border that is damaged around the edges. Trefoil-shaped terminals project either side. The face of the plate has moulded decoration in the form of a schematic stylized face. Two chevrons form the brow. Below this are eyes of two sets of outwardly pointed concentric triangles divided by a vertical rectangle as a nose. Under each eye is a sub-triangular plate forming arched cheeks, with a transver…
Created on: Wednesday 19th January 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 25th January 2022
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Record ID: NLM-BE8DC8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early-medieval gold tremissis of the Merovingian ‘national' or 'mint-and-moneyer' series’ tremissis dating to c.AD 580-670, mint: Metz, moneyer: Ansolaldus (Belfort 2924). ref: de Belfort 1892: p.355. The coin is pierced with a probably drilled hole of diameter 1.6mm at 3 O’clock obverse. Obverse description: Bust diademed and cuirassed right. Obverse inscription: METTIS CIVETATI * Reverse description: plain cross in wreath; V C[reversed] in upper angles; plain initial cross. Reverse inscription: +ANSOALDVS M[O]NET, piercing through O Diameter: …
Created on: Friday 30th October 2020
Last updated: Monday 9th May 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Roxby cum Risby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-1C2E42
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete early-medieval Merovingian gold tremissis, late psuedo-Imperial or National Coinage, probably minted at Cirilia (Aveyron), Rodez (France), c. AD 560-585. The coin is comparable to others listed from Cirilia and Rodez (especially Prou 1910-11; Belfort 1509, 1570; Depeyrot Rodez 3-2A). Refs: Prou 1892: 395; Belfort 1892: 428, 445; Depeyrot: 119 (vol IV).
Created on: Thursday 24th October 2019
Last updated: Thursday 5th December 2019
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Record ID: LIN-3A74DD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval gold Merovingian tremissis of the 'National' Coinage (c.AD 580-670), uncertain mint and moneyer, pierced for suspension. Obverse description: Right-facing bare-headed bust with large annulet eye and pointed chin. Neck and drapery Obverse inscription: VN[...]VS Reverse description: Cross with forked base within a beaded circle Reverse inscription: V Dimensions: Diameter: 10.63 mm; Thickness: 1.45 mm; Weight: 1.26g Discussion: There are currently c.75 Merovingian gold tremissis recorded on the PAS database, only 5 are pierced. which are classified …
Created on: Thursday 19th September 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 1st June 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Harlaxton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-835ED1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete cast copper alloy S-shaped brooch of Early-Medieval date, dating to the fifth or sixth century (probably c. 450-550 AD). Description: The brooch is of plate type and is narrowed S-shape in plan. Each terminal is bifurcated slightly possibly in imitation of a bird beak, a common motif of such brooches. It has further decoration in the form of two transverse incised lines diagonally top to bottom, each side of which are a line of ring and and annulets top to bottom also. There are additional ring and annulets incised into the terminal/heads.The reverse is undecorated …
Created on: Wednesday 24th July 2019
Last updated: Thursday 29th August 2019
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Record ID: NLM-826868
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch, as kindly identified by the finder. A small cast equal-armed or ansate brooch of near-symmetrical design. A central rhomboid with slightly concave sides is flanked by opposed discs separated from the mid-part by double moulded collars. Flat trapezoid lugs project from behind the inner side of each disc, presumably the seat of a hinged pin and its corresponding catch plate. The ansate form is a Frankish style. One side of the central rhomboid is perhaps truncated. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-800. Length: 32.4mm, Width: 11.9mm, Thickness (clear of pin ge…
Created on: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-7A24B0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A early-medieval Merovingian gold tremissis, 'National'/'mint-and-moneyer' series dating c.AD 580-670; mint: possibly Beauvais (ancient Bellovacum); moneyer: Aigoaldus. The inscriptions on both obverse and reverse are truncated, struck partially off the flan. The coin appears to be unlisted in de Belfort (1892-5) and Prou (1892). Obverse: '+[BE?, possibly BA?]LLOACV[S?..]'; Diademed and bust in right. Reverse: +AIGO[A?]LDVS. Long cross on globe on steps, a pellet in each lower quarter. Measurements: 11.8mm in diameter, 1.2g in weight.
Created on: Tuesday 12th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 13th October 2020
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Canterbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAJN-93DC39
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval silver Merovingian denier struck on a square flan, unclassified, c.675-750. Cf. Abramson 2017, nos 1111-2 (Belfort 5723 - 31var; Prou 2890). Obverse: Right-facing head, cross in front. Reverse: cross within arched volute.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th November 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lewknor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-AED2E2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch. Cast ansate or caterpillar brooch. A straight-sided strip tapers from a rectangular head to a narrower foot with an out-turned terminal, with a projecting keeled mid bow between the two ends. There is a thickened step or stop at the top of the mid-bow element. An integrally cast U-shaped lug behind the head, now chipped, bears rust stains from an iron pin [otherwise lost], while a folded catch plate remains intact behind the foot. Stamped decoration comprises four ring-and-dot of diameter 4.6mm symmetrically disposed on the head; a further four ring-and-dot at the…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DENO-4A202A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete but clipped early medieval silver denier of the Merovingian Franks dating to c.AD700-50, mint of Marseille (MEC1, no 577). Ref: Grierson and Blackburn 1986: 149; cf. Chambouillet 1890: nos 107-18 (pl.VI-VII). Rev: Anchor cross with the roman nummerals V, II either side of the shank.
Created on: Monday 15th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUR-40F667
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval gold tremissis Merovingian of the 'National coinage' (c.AD580 - 670) dating to the period cAD580 - 610. Obverse: diademed bust right, with a legend possibly corresponding to a town's name, possibly IERILIA(NIS) or CERILIA(NIS). Reverse: seated figure, possibly derived from Roma, left, holding victory. Legend corresponds to a moneyer, possibly (M)OTENC(I). Ref: Prou 1892: p. 395, nos 1910-1, 1912; /pl.XXVII nos 22-3 RVN in exergue, possibly corresponding to an unidentifed mint in the civitas Rutenorum (Rodez), South-Central France.
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Marlowe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-025A46
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval gold tremissis of Merovingian 'National Series' (584-750) issued by an unknown ruler, c.590-670, possibly mint: Cologne, moneyer: Gaucemare. Obverse description: Degenerate diademed bust right; this reporter sees a large L-shaped stroke for the nose, with thick lips below and a large eye immediately left of the nose. Three pellets lower left may be the lace of the diadem. Legends below are offered on a 'looks like' basis, and this reporter would cheerfully defer to a better qualified authority. Obverse inscription: GAVCVM>R[ ] Reverse description: Central c…
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stapleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-38D124
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval gold tremissis of the Merovingian 'National Coinage' (c.580-670), mint: Canac, Rodez (France; Belfort 1382; Prou 1903). Refs: Belfort 1892: 387; Prou 1982: 393. Die axis = 2
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th November 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-63594D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a Early Early-Medieval buckle plate, of Aquitanian-Frankish type. The piece is part of a flat plate with downturned edges giving a hollow back and now slightly bent in from each side. One end is complete and straight with two broken projecting rectangular bars which would have connected to the frame. Immediately below this edge are two circles marking the attachment point of bosses, now missing; the outer halves of which project from the sides of the plate widening it in this section, beyond the circles the plate continues with a rectangular section which ends in an irregular,…
Created on: Saturday 3rd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pulham CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-21CE21
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy probable brooch fragment. Cast mid bow from a brooch of unusual or atypical form, possibly a variant of the Frankish equal-armed form. The concavo-convex keeled mid bow has the stub of a lug behind and at either end, one presumably being a pin seat and the other a catch plate. At the more complete end, the brooch continues with a sharp right-angled kink with a narrow straight-sided and round-ended continuation following the alignment of the mid bow. The other end is lost, though a similar projection might be inferred if a symmetrical form is posited. Suggested date: Early…
Created on: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-D62D73
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A pale gold Merovingian Frankish tremissis, minted at Quentovic by the moneyer Anglo, c.645-50 (Lafaurie group XIc nos 100-10, especially nos 107-8). Refs: Lafaurie 1996; Webster and Backhouse 1991: no. 144; cf EMC 2015.0323 Obverse: Diademed bust right. Legend: '+VVICCO FIT'. Reverse: Cross potent set on two stepped. Legend: '[AN]GL[O]MONET'. the irregular flan obscuring some detail, particularly on the reverse. Measurements: 11.13mm in diameter, 1.79mm thick and weighs 1.15g
Created on: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT-7FA24B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A composite early-medieval gold, garnet and green glass cloisonné mount, possibly from a buckle. Description: The mount is sub-triangular in form. It comprises a gold frame, constructed from a sheet gold back-plate to which have been soldered gold strips, set edge-on, to create four cells: three hemispherical cells arranged around a central triangular cell. The hemispherical cells are inlaid with red stones, probably garnets, and the triangular cell is inlaid with green glass. The gold frame is edged with a strand of gold beaded wire, masking the join between cells and back-plate.…
Created on: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chislet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-30F0CC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete early early-medieval copper-alloy radiate-headed brooch dating to the 6th century. The base of the foot and pin are missing; the spring survives as a corroded area of iron. The catchplate has been damaged and repaired in antiquity. The object has a semi-circular headplate with semi-cylindrical projections at 12, 3 and 9 o'clock (when viewing with the head uppermost). These are decorated on the curving front with transverse grooves and resultant ridges. The body of the headplate is decorated with punched ring-and-dot motifs arranged in three rows: one at the top, five at…
Created on: Friday 28th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 19th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Itchen Valley', grid reference and parish protected.


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