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Record ID: LIN-FA0CB7
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A copper alloy ingot probably of late Early Medieval date. The ingot is a rectangular strip of copper alloy which is square in section. Soft-hammer marks are visible along all sides. Possibly Viking. 3.97g.
Created on: Monday 18th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th March 2019
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Record ID: LIN-F9FD63
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy weight probably of late Early Medieval date. The weight is circular in plan and an inverted plano-convex in section.The flat circular head is decorated with a central punched ring and dot motif, surrounded by a band of five further ring and dot motifs. The weight is broadly similar to other Viking weights on the database.
Created on: Monday 18th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th March 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-D9CE19
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy and niello pin of Early Medieval date AD 900-1000. The pin is composed of a flat kite-shaped head with small rounded knop protrusion to three points; one at the top and two on each side. A fourth point expands in to an integral circular sectioned shaft which terminates in a worn break. Both faces of the head are decorated with a cross that radiates to a narrow border. A raised collar is present at the junction between the head and the shaft. The head ot the pin is a dark reddish brown and is inlaid with niello. The shaft is dark brown with a recent shiny copp…
Created on: Friday 8th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caistor area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-D94974
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A globe-shaped copper-alloy early-medieval Viking weight, with a flat top and bottom. Each the top and the bottom is 3 small rings and dot motif. The dimensions of the Viking barrel weight is 18 mm in diameter, with a weight of 23.59g and height of 15 mm. Similar examples of barrel-shaped weights recorded on the PAS database include LIN-D449AC, LIN-3A4E60 and LIN-0E64A2.
Created on: Friday 8th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caistor area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F4E3D9
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap end fragment. A cast straight-sided plate with a split end bearing a single rivet of diameter 2.1mm and length 2.5mm in a drilled hole to attach the plates to the strap [lost], cf. Thomas Class E type 4, of Borre style. The plate bears a bordered panel of interlace comprising roughly symmetrical loops and strands, with grouped bars at the base of the design, possibly appended to an anthropomorphic design. A slightly thickened transverse rib separates this decoration from the [now] plain surface bearing the rivet. A green surface patina has been lost [to probably rec…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Brookenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E02A84
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast plano-convex object with a small dimple on its convex side. Patinated. The mass may suggest this to have represented one half of an ore/ora or three Viking Age units of 4.07gms. A conical ribbed playing piece or weight of similar mass (NLM-C98990) was reported as from the same general location, and indeed this object might qualify as one of the plainer pieces used in the game of Hnafetafl. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-950 Diameter: 16.5mm, Thickness: 8.3mm, Weight: 12.62gms
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C98990
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible playing piece. Cast conical to pentagonal-section flat-based object with five moulded ribs converging at its apex. The ribs may have distinguished this from plainer pieces used in the board game Hnafetafl, perhaps as a 'king'. Its mass also equates to one half ore/ora, or three Viking -Age units as used for transactions in silver bullion, most closely matching that system employed in Scandinavia based on a module of 4.07gms. The object could have served as both weight and game piece, especially if such games were to be played for silver stakes. A slightly heavier version …
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-8B5D84
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval lead possible gaming piece dating from about AD 800 - 1066. The object could also be a weight. It is a solid circular piece of lead a rounded dome on one face which is closer to one side than the other, and raised ridges radiating from it to the edge. It has a grey patina and a slightly hollow base. It is 6.2mm high, diameter is 15.3mm and it weighs 6.3g. Similar objects such as LEIC-F39697 and LIN-6BFDEB have been identified as Viking gaming pieces. This identification is more secure when the piece has a decorated top such as crenelations or a crown. LEIC-F39697 cit…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-6F39E6
Object type: GAMING PIECE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead probable Playing piece. Cast cylindrical weight with a conical top. Mould lines appear on the top and extend down the sides, indicating the object to have been cast in a two-part mould. Patinated. The object might also have represented five units in one of two contemporary systems of measurement used for silver bullion transactions (see notes below). These systems were duodecimal, and multiples of odd numbers of units appear less commonly than even values of two, four or six units, while the correspondence of mass and notional values is inexact. If a playing piece, this would have…
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1C5EE7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead probable weight. Cast flat-based cylindrical weight with a rounded or domed top; lightly indented, patinated overall. The sides appear lightly facetted or indented. The mass might suggest this to have represented 16 [slightly overweight] units of 4.07gms, as used for silver bullion transactions in Viking period Scandinavia, though the correspondence is less exact than is usually deemed necessary for a firm ascription to the period. The object may alternatively have served as a playing piece for a board game such as Hnafetafl - the same object might of course serve both purposes, e…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-36241D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (Scandinavian) copper alloy gilded disc brooch, 26mm in diameter, 3mm thick and weighing 8.08g. The brooch is circular in form and sub rectangular in cross section. It has a slightly dished surface and is decorated with an outer raised border, 2mm wide, which has a gilded linear recess in its centre. Inside this are two opposing 'S' shaped Jelling-style animals arranged around a slight central boss, 2mm in diameter. Each beast is a sub figure of 8 shape. Each head is very slightly different, but it appears to have a gaping mouth with a jaw placed either side of a large …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-A257A6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Early Medieval Scandinavian (Viking) copper alloy Borre-style convex disc brooch dating from about AD 900 - 1000. It is decorated with three inward-looking Borre style animal heads separated by wedge shaped arms all springing from a triangular centre. Each arm is filled with a chevron. The three armed motif and the animal heads are all within a double line border in relief. There is some gilding surviving. On the reverse is a double pin-lug (with iron corrosion in perforations), and opposite it, the remains of a catch-plate set at right-angles to the edge. Part of the edge is da…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: FAKL-8C6BEE
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy pommel cap from an Early Medieval, tenth century, Viking sword, Petersen Type S, Wheeler Type III, (Peirce, 2002, 102-107). The cap is lentoid and in the from of five conjoined lobes, reducing in size from the centre through which is a hole to accomodate the rivetted end of the tang. The cap is hollow and incomplete, most of one side is missing and there is a hole in one of the lobe. As is it difficult to see how this damage occurred it is possible that the cap was mis-cast. Length 62.8mm, Width 18.0mm, Height 23.6mm, Metal section 4.4mm thick. Mass 39.10g
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LIN-D449AC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Early-Medieval copper alloy barrel-shaped weight. The weight is globular, solid, and has a flattened surface at opposing ends. Both flat surfaces are decorated with a pair of punched ring and dot motifs. The weight has a height of 11.5mm, a diameter of 14mm and a weight of 7.19g. Similar barrel-shaped weights are recorded on the PAS database. While some bear ring and dot motifs (LIN-3A4E60, LIN-0E64A2), the style of decoration can vary (SF-B137C2, SF-334CE5, SF-4B1547)
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freiston area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F4B784
Object type: COMB
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete handmade Early Medieval (of Scandinavian/'Viking' origin) antler comb of composite construction, dating c. 800-900 AD, corresponding to Ambrosiani's type A1 and Ashby type 5: 'combs of large size with plano-convex profiles and shallow plano-convex sections'. Only one of the two connecting plates survives, the opposing plate, internal toothplates and rivets all missing in old damage. Originally, the object would have consisted a pair of such plates (one on each side of the object), secured together by means of iron rivets (small pieces of which survive in two of the rivet …
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shotley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-77CF2E
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn, near complete copper-alloy Anglo-Scandinavian strap-end, dating c.AD 1000-1125. Description: The strap-end consists of a narrow body with a bifurcated attachment-end which survies almost intact, although one of the bifurcated sides has snaped slightly across in the rivet hole. The terminal end survives with the body narrowing but thickening and changing shape in cross-section from the attachment end towars the terminal end the half-round split-end. The terminal is in the form of a zoomorphic beast's head, the type defines this as being seen from the side, although in actualit…
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-0E231A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast cylindrical weight, with numerous crescentic impressions on its underside [as cast], which was probably uneven with an intermittently upstanding rim. Patinated. The mass might suggest this to have represented ten Viking-Age units, as used for silver bullion transactions, though the correspondence with the contemporary Danish and Norse systems is less exact than is normally acceptable to this reporter. The castellated edge might alternatively point to this being a playing piece for a game such as Hnafetafl, in which a King was distinguished from plainer pieces…
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NLM-954ADC
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron and copper alloy possible stirrup mount. An iron plate or frame, possibly of trapezoid hexagonal form (cf. Williams' Class A Type 5) or circular with a flattened base, and with a central zone occupied by a sub-rectangular component, whether made in one piece with the outer frame or inserted is uncertain. From the front it might appear as a sub-circular frame with a rectangular plate superimposed. Three flat-headed copper alloy studs [with heads of diameter c.11mm] are set approximately centrally to the putative central plate, and presumably mark its display side. When the object i…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-950843
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible weight. Cast globular to plano-convex rounded lump, with a flat side probably produced by a robust hammer strike. The convex face is deeply gouged, though this is thought to have distorted rather than removed its fabric. The mass exactly equates to three units of 4.07gms, as used in Viking Age Denmark for transactions of silver bullion. Both the Danish and Norse systems were duodecimal, and so uneven numbers of units appear less frequently than the even, though as one half of an ora/ore [a contemporary and underweight ounce] a value of three units should not be un…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-FC459B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead probable weight. Cast hemispherical object, possibly with a finely incised foot ring, patinated. The mass may suggest this to represent six units of 4.07gms, as employed by the Danish Viking-Age system of weights governing transactions in silver bullion. This also equates to one ore/ora, the equivalent to the ounce in that system. The hemispherical form is also known from playing pieces made in various materials, and used for board games popular at much the same period such as Hnafetafl. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-950. Diameter: 20mm, Thickness: 11.2mm, Weight: 23.96gms
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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