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Record ID: NLM-F2F7C2
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy harness mount fragment. A cast semi-circular plate with the stubs of a probably rectangular loop projecting from its curving edge. The opposite edge is broken across a central member flanked by voids in an apparently openwork scheme; one strut remains to one side and its counterpart may be inferred on the other side. The curved edge of the plate bears an incised border to an interlaced anthropomorphic scheme which resembles the eyes and brows of a human mask. Each eye and brow is represented by paired and nested curls. Symetrical triangular arrangements of lines above the…
Created on: Friday 18th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Claxby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F2C1FC
Object type: BALANCE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy balance arm fragment, as kindly identified by Kevin Leahy, correcting an initial erroneous identification by this reporter. Cast rectangular plate with a U-shaped tab projecting from either long edge and with a circular loop at one end, in all cases with drilled apertures of diameter 2.4mm. The loop at the end of the plate has four incised lines beside it, in the manner of a collar, while a saltire with a horizontal line below it is incised on the central part of the plate where one of the side loops projects. This motif appears casually drawn, though not as casually as a…
Created on: Friday 18th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Claxby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-05794A
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete stone perforated object, dating to from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age (c.9,000-1,600 BC). The stone is broadly square in plan, but tapers slightly to a terminal with a worn break. A circular concave area is present on each side just before the break, resulting in the oval cross section narrowing at the centre. This suggests that the stone has been partially perforated. One indent has a dark brown patina on some areas. The other terminal is oval in cross section and also terminates in a worn break. Stuart Ogilvy (geologist) has looked at the stone and belives it is a s…
Created on: Monday 7th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-B1BEA8
Object type: LOOMWEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Clay loomweight. Length: 69 mm, width: 30 mm, thickness: 28 mm, weight 72.7 grams. The object represents half of a circular loom weight and has a circular cross section. It has been roughly cast from a buff clay.
Created on: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Last updated: Saturday 3rd June 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-4AF08D
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete medieval badge in the form of an axehead, dating to the period c.AD 1300-1600. The axehead is an irregular triangle in plan, which narrows to a neck, and bifurcates to form a loop which would have accomodated the haft. This loop is now broken at its apex with a worn break. Decoration comprises a grid pattern on both the front and reverse of the blade. The wings of the axehead are now missing. A light grey patina is on the surface. Lead axeheads were a common form of secular badge in the late 13th to 16th centuries. They were perhaps worn by spectators at tournaments and …
Created on: Monday 17th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 13th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-E42A26
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lithic implement, likely of the Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian flint industry, dating from the Lower Palaeolithic to Early Middle Palaeolithic c.450,000-180,000 BC. Description: The implement is sub-triangular shape with one rounded edge. The entire surface has large covering flaking with some medium parallel retouch to create the scraper edge. The other end is pointed and, while the object is bifacially flaked it is too small to be classified as a handaxe. The flint is a medium orangey brown with some medium brown iron staining. There appears to be some desert gloss on the scraper…
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 24th November 2016
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Record ID: WILT-919D8F
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete iron axehead of medieval to post-medieval date (AD 700-1660). The object is sub-rectangular with a wedge shaped blade and an open triangular socket. None of the haft is retained. It is c 225.50mm in length and 91.20mm in width/height at the cutting edge The blade tapers towards the socket where it is 49.36mm in width/height, then widens to 57.43mm at the far end of the socket. The triangular aperture is 56.80mm x 38mm. The thickness of the blade is 25mm at the join with the socket and tapers away to a blunt point at the cutting edge. The thickness of the metal around the…
Created on: Monday 26th September 2016
Last updated: Sunday 6th November 2016
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Record ID: CAM-BCD9FF
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A primary flint possible scraper, possibly with secondary working, of late Bronze Age to Iron Age date. This piece of flint has recorticated. The probable retouch is short, probably scaled (or sub-parallel if not scaled), and abrupt. Weight is 55.94g, length is 68.1mm, width is 56.6mm, thickness is 14.0mm. Working note: scraper 4. Finder's reference: SC1.
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-BBA014
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A retouched tertiary gun flint dating from the 17th century AD through to the present. This piece of flint has a sub-rectangular shape and sub-trapezoidal cross-section. The largest surface, or back of the flint, has a slight concave curve This gun flint was it was found within a few miles of a known Napolionic prisoner of war camp dating from AD 1797. Weight is 10.66g, length is 32.7mm, width is 27.5mm and thickness is 7.8mm.
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-BB87BF
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A recorticated tertiary flint core. This core has a sub-trapezoidal to sub-triangular cross-section and sub oval shape with a single flaking direction. It was used in the production of broad blades suggesting an Early Mesolithic or Early Neolithic date. Possible presence of core dressing. Probably a Clark (1960) Type A2. Weight 11.41g, length 50.3mm, maximum width 17.9mm, maximum thickness 11.6mm. Finder's reference: SP6.
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: WILT-81EB00
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy enameled early-medieval buckle fragment. The object is broadly triangular measuring 36.94mm in length and 12.44mm in width with a possible zoomorphic projection at the tip. The front face of the object is enameled and decorated with raised geometric decoration. There is a circular perforation which has been drilled through the obverse. Above the perforation are two broadly rectangular projections. At the tip is a projection which curves upwards slightly. There is possible abraded zoomorphic decoration although the projection might has been undecorated. …
Created on: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 13th January 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-2BEA0E
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete early early-Medieval (450-700) copper-alloy cheekpiece from a cheek-bar bridle bit, consisting of a central loop and one extending arm (the other arm, diametrically opposed, is missing due to an old break and now consists of a small stump). The central loop is oval in shape (32.0x27.7x7.8mm) and with significant wear to the irregular central perforation (max.18.1x17.2mm), presumably originally circular in shape but now with four distinct areas of wear, most exaggerated to one edge (between the two arm extensions) where it has a curved profile. These wear marks reflect t…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Itchen Valley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-2B0E61
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tertiary flint scraper. This flint has a subtriangular cross-section with a longitudinal mid ridge along one surface. The opposite side has evidence of a shallow bulb or percussion and very shallow S-shaped profile indicative of soft hammer working. All surfaces are heavily recorticated except for the areas of retouch suggesting that these are evidence of more recent reworking. It is possible that this piece of flint initially broke and was debitage during blade production and then later reused. The retouch is present on the two longitudinal opposite edges. This retouch is short, sc…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-2A7106
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An arrowhead, formed from tertiary flint, that is either barbed and tanged with the barbs having broken off or was originally a leaf shaped arrowhead that has been reworked to have a tang at the middle of the lower edge. The arrowhead is bifacially worked with covering low angle parallel retouch on the ventral side. The other side has long to invasive low angle scaled retouch. The arefact has recorticated although this has been removed at the base of the arrowhead around the tang. It is uncertain whether this is a result of reworking or later depositional damage. Weight is 1.70g, leng…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-28B4CD
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A primary flint, very late and very crudely made, scraper. A large inclusion occupies approximately half of the inner surface of the flint, which seems to have two hinge fractures along two edges. The most obvious of these has an abrupt near vertical angle although this may account for later damage. The other possible hinge fracture, if it is such, is much more subtle running along the edge of the flint. However this may just be how the flint has fractured at a shallow, very low angle between the flint and cortex. The opposite edge has short scaled abrupt retouch. Possibly a reutilise…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-2888F4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tertiary flint, late, scraper. This piece of flint is a pale orangey-brown suggesting that it had been subjected to iron staining and a pale grey shows through on the areas of retouch. The retouch is short, scaled and abrupt. A fragment of fossil or shell impression is present on one side of this object. Weight is 10.43g, length is 44.3mm, width is 34.0mm and thickness is 10.3mm. The utililisation of natural flints is a feature of late flint industries. Working note: scraper 3. Finder's reference: A2.
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-176139
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval strap slide, dating to the period c.AD 850-1000. The strap slide is oval in plan, with wear to the edges where pieces are missing. A central raised ridge runs from the apex to lower edge. This is flanked by ring and dot decoration arranged in an irregular pattern. A incised groove can just be discerned circumnavigating the perimeter. The reverse has a broken projection at the lower and upper apex, and these two projections would have joined to form an integral loop. The reverse is undecorated. A brown patina with patches of light green is on t…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 8th September 2016
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Record ID: LVPL-C4474B
Object type: PLUMB BOB
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy plumbob dating to the medieval period. The weight is oval in plan and cross-section with a central decorated panel on each face. The decorated panel on each face sits within an oval depression with the decoration consisting of a series of pellets and diagonal ridged lines. One end of the object is incomplete and is dished with a projection at each edge. These projections would have expanded to form an attachment loop when complete. Similar line and pellet decoration is commonly found on medieval spindle whorls. A similar example which has been recorded o…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 5th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Betchton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-30A793
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete copper alloy brooch of Early Medieval date, late 8th-9th century. The brooch is circular in plan and flat with zoomorphic and openwork decoration. The brooch is decorated with a central 'kite-shaped' cross, the terminals of which are rounded, expanding out over the edge of the circumference of the plate. Each rounded terminal contains a circular groove within which is an undecorated area containing a circular rivet hole. Three of the outer incomplete rivets remain in the holes along with a central rivet while one is missing. It is likely that these rivets when co…
Created on: Thursday 4th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 20th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nannerch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-078302
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, possibly cut, cast copper alloy object of uncertain use and date, but potentially either later Early-medieval or a post-medieval revival piece. The object is flat but is curved like a horn with a squared terminal 16.7mm wide, while the thinner end is 7.4mm wide. This end is broken. There is a sprue of metal bent up and curved from one edge, which does not appear to have any decorative features and seems to be another element of the object. Both faces of the 'horn' are intricately decorated with scolled leaves and vines with a beast at the wider terminal; each beast is …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th September 2016
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