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Record ID: DENO-A7EBE1
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint leaf shaped arrowhead, probably early Neolithic (4000-3000 B.C.). Flint, grey/brown, translucent, no patination. Almost triangular in plan, except for an irregularity in shape on one edge. Lozenge-shaped cross-section. Bifacially worked with covering, scaled, low angle retouch.
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: DENO-A790BD
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint implement of probably Neolithic date (4000-2350 B.C). Flint, white, opaque, white/cream patina across whole surface. Roughly triangular in shape and triangular in cross-section. Tertiary flake, broken with striking platform and bulb of purcussion missing. Short, sub-parallel, abrupt retouch around distal end, extending, although shallower, part way along both sides. Flakes removed from dorsal face. Some damage along along the edges on the ventral side. 42.8 mm long. 28.7 mm wide and 6.3 mm thick. 9.15 g.
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: NLM-D69A09
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint possible edge-polished fragment. A chunk of lentoid section with an apparently curving cutting edge with polishing immediately adjacent to it, but otherwise bearing the scars of covering scalar working entailing hard hammer removal of a small number of large flakes. Though the putative cutting edge is crisp, the object is broken c.40mm behind it. All surfaces, including the putative fracture surface, are identically covered by a dense creamy patina and are iron stained, features suggesting a prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment followed by incorporation in gravels. Thi…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-BC43E1
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete early medieval decorated lead-alloy sword pommel of the 'cocked hat' type (c. 500 - 700 AD). The pommel has a shallow depression to the base which is partly filled with organic detriment due to the context of its deposition. The pommel is broadly triangular in shape with a rounded tip and two square faces at either end. The front, back and top faces are decorated with a pattern of a pair of twisting bands in relief. The pommel is in bad repair; one side has been bent out of place and a lower section of the pommel has been shorn off. A dark grey shiny patch at the top of the p…
Created on: Friday 15th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Record ID: BUC-E57F8B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Early Medieval mount, probably dating from the 8th Century AD. The mount is ovoid in shape, and is domed, with a hollow reverse. The mount is in the form of an elongated man's face, with a three-dimensional front and a flat reverse. The face is long and thin, with a long nose in the centre, curvilinear raised lines projecting out from the top of the nose either side forming eyebrows. Underneath these are the eyes which are oval in shape, raised around the edges, and a raised pellet in the centre. The face is moustached and bearded, the moustache is a single raised …
Created on: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: NLM-55DD82
Object type: BLOOM
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron metalworking debris. A large oval-ended furnace bottom or bloom [the finder's identification] with a flat top and near-vertical if irregular sides, formed either in the base of an iron ore burning furnace or in a channel cut to receive molten metal from such furnace. The object was retrieved from a reported depth of c.0.9m, and involved the cooperative labours of two people working at arms' length to extract it from the hole. Dr Kevin Leahy kindly comments that the object has the superficial appearance of cast iron, and that this would carry with it an implication of a date af…
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
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Record ID: DENO-1A2E18
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint tranchet axehead from the early Mesolithic period (c.9000 - 8000 BC). The flint is a dark brownish-grey and fairly opaque with elements of the cortex visible. The axe is crudely worked, with a rounded cutting edge, roughly parallel sides and a pointed butt. It has a broadly triangular cross-section. The flint appears to be in the second stage of being worked due to the patches of cortex on its butt and and its ventral and dorsal faces. Also, a soft hammering technique seems to have been used, identifiable by the weak ripple marks and low bulbs of percussion. The broad shape of…
Created on: Monday 14th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th September 2017
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Record ID: HESH-E3EA72
Object type: MICROBURIN
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Highly patinated probable microlith of late Mesolithic date 6500-3500 BC. The microlith is sub-triangular in plan and formed from the very base of a snapped flint blade. There is no evidence for retouch or secondary working Microliths have multiple uses from being set to form harpoons and arrows too small saws and other utilitarian tool types. It is possible gived the pointed nature of the tip of the flint that this may possibly have been a Microburin like tool - the flint is too heavily eroded to be sure - there is no evidence for detailed retouch around the tip which may substant…
Created on: Thursday 6th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-B22B7F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval coin, silver halfgroat, of Edward III, (AD1327-1377) , London, Series C, AD1351-1352, North 1148, Obverse: Crowned bust facing: + EDWARDVS [rex] ANGLI F FRANCIE. Reverse, Long cross, two bands of inscription: CIVI/ TAS/ LON/ DON// POSVI DEV/ ADIVT/OREM. Diameter: 22.2mm, Mass 2.11g
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-B1DCEB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval coin, cut halfpenny, 1248-1251, voided long cross issue of Henry III (1216-1272) London, Obverse: Crowned bust, facing HENRIC [ ]. Reverse: voided long cross, HEN [rio/nlv] NDE, Class IIIa-IVa, North 986-990. Diameter 19.2mm, Mass 0.69g
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-B1476D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval coin, silver penny of Edward IV (1471-1483) Durham mint, mis-struck. Obverse: Facing bust, obscured, EDWARD REX ANGLI. Reverse: long cross CIVI/TAS/DVR [ ] North 1568-1666, Diameter 17.9mm, Mass 0.63g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-9D721A
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval copper alloy button, c. 1550-1700, cast in one piece with an integral loop, flat, oblate head with a small central projection. See Read, 2005, 51-54. Length 15.6mm, Diameter 10.5mm, Mass 2.88g.
Created on: Monday 15th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th May 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-9D414E
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval strap end, c. 1200-1400, made from sheet copper alloy with two leaves separated by a spacer. Rectangular, with a double indentation at its upper edge and a curved lower edge with a central projection. Undecorated. Through its upper part is a single rivet. Similar strap ends have been found in London and dated to c. 1200-1400 (Egan and Pritchard, 1991, Fig. 96) Length 26.0mm, Width 13.8mm, Thickness 2.4mm, Mass 3.40g.
Created on: Monday 15th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th May 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-9C4A84
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval copper alloy, asymmetric, buckle frame, dating from AD1550-1700. The frame is sub-rectangular, with one square loop and the other semi-circular, separated by an integral bar. The underside of the frame is flat and the inner and outer edges of the upper side are bevelled On the bar are the remains of what appears to have been an iron pin, now missing. Similar buckles are shown by Whitehead, 2003, 90-91, where a date of c. 1550-1700 a date that seems to fit with other evidence. Length 33.6mm, Width 25.0mm, Thickness 2.3mm, Masss 4.85g.
Created on: Monday 15th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th May 2017
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Record ID: WMID-9A16F4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy unidentified object, possibly dating to the Medieval period. The object comprises a broadly rectangular body, with a rectangular cross section, with three internally cast projections extending sideways from one edge. The centrally placed projection is triangular in plan, while those situated at each terminal are semi-circular in plan with a circular perforation possibly for attachment. One of these projections and perforations is now incomplete. Above these larger circular perforations situated in the body of the object are two smaller circular perforations. On the o…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-674DA2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Medieval annular brooch dating to the period c.AD 1200-1300. The brooch is broadly ovular in plan, with a rectangular cross-section. A zoomorphic head projects from the middle point of each long edge, and curves around to point inwards. It is likely that these represent snakes. The reverse is undecorated, although has a constriction at each apex to acommodate the pin, which is now missing. A green-brown patina is on the surface, as well as traces of gilding. The brooch measures 32.28mm in length, 23.07mm in width, 4.01mm in thickness and weighs 5.77g. Cf. Salisbur…
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-EE4C75
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large flint core of early Mesolithic or early Neolithic date. The core is cylindrical with one platform and parallel striking of narrow blades. One face of the object has narrower scars from blade removal while on the opposite face wider blades have been removed down the length of the core with shorter narrower blades removed from above (towards the striking platform) at a diagonal angle to the lower removals. The removed flints appear to have been blades. There is no visible sign of platform dressing. A strip of light cream cortex remains along the length of one side of the core…
Created on: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnby Moor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C8B1A3
Object type: PLUMB BOB
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
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 on one face consisting of a zig-zag ridge running the length of the panel with three pellets between each turn of the ridge. The opposite face of the object is decorated with an scroll pattern. The top 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 comp…
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 12th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Guilden Sutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-E1BCC7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy and iron Viking strap fitting of Early Medieval date. The object is sub-triangular in plan, expanding at either end and waisted in the centre. The wider expanded end is square in cross-section and has an iron core from which projects the remains of a possible circular rivet for attachment. From the solid square end the object narrows and thins towards the opposite end which is split. The split measures 10mm in length, and is held together by a copper alloy circular rivet at the terminal with a diameter of 3mm. Each face of the object is decorated with six transverse …
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beal', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-5F3E06
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast tin replica of a devotional cruciform pendant, missing its fourth arm which was attached to a suspension loop. Each of the three surviving arms have a spherical knop at the terminus that is 5 mm in diameter. The flat disc or roundel that forms the centre of the cross is 11 mm in diameter and is very pitted but appears to have two incised letters on each face within a circular border that is 1 mm in from the edge. There appear to be the letters AG on one face and LA on the reverse face, which is similar to the pendants below, but not a copy of either of them. 'AGLA' is …
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 12th December 2016
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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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CAM-FA44CB
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: City of Peterborough
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of brown glass weighing 1.22g with a curved length of c.20.0mm. The fragment has a D shaped cross-section and 'nicely' shaped (as described by Dr Kevin Leahy) irregular transverse fractures at each end. The inner surface of the curved length is flatter and the sides and outer curve have a more pronounced convex surface. The width and thickness varies, having a width of 4.7mm and thickness of 2.7mm at one end. The fragment then increases to a maximum width of 6.3mm and thickness of 3.8mm before reducing to a width of 5.2mm and thickness of 3.0mm at the other break. Use of a …
Created on: Friday 8th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th July 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-F7E419
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bolton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flaked flint dagger of early Bronze Age date, 2,500-1,500BC. The object is a pointed oval in plan and lozenge shaped in cross-section. The flint is flaked on each face with covering retouch. Along each long edge and around the point is short, parallel low-angle retouch. The implement has been made on a grey-brown to dark grey flint. Dimensions: 141mm in lenght, 47mm in width (at centre), 6mm thick (at centre), 10mm in width (at the point), 14mm in width (at the butt end). A similar dagger which has been recorded on the PAS database is SF-AFF8C5, https://finds.org.uk/database/a…
Created on: Friday 8th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E6F8B4
Object type: RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy and iron ring. Cast annular biconvex object with a wide aperture of diameter 8mm, gilded on its outer surface. A drilled hole set centrally on its side, of diameter 1.6mm, is surrounded by an annular mark of diameter 3mm suggesting something more has been lost from the site; opposite this, there is an iron [tested with magnet]] feature of diameter 3mm, probably its pair. A vertical line on the outer surface, approximately midway between the aperture/s, suggests a break in the gilt surface. A raised circumferential band matches the position of the apertures, though now muc…
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-BB2D23
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bournemouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is sub-triangular in plan with a lozenge shaped cross-section. The flint has a rounded point and two seperate barbs. There is no central tang and it does not appear that one has broken away. The object has short parallel long angled retouch along each edge and is flaked on each surface. One long edge measures 5mm thick, while the opposite long edge is just 2mm thick. The arrowhead is on a light grey flint with no remaining cortex. Dimensions: 53mm in lenght, 25mm in width (at base), 3.5mm in width (at tip), 5.5mm thick, 5.4g.
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bournemouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-27EF60
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint coarse retouched flake probably dating to the later Bronze Age. The object is triangular in cross-section with the remains of cortex on one side of the dorsal face. At the proximal end is a large triangular striking platform while a small (possibly accidental) triangular platform is at the distal end. Along the long edge the retouch is short, sub-parallel and at a low angle. A small amount of retouch is also on the opposite edge where the cortex has been removed. It is also short, sub-parallel and low angled. The flint has a dark grey cortex and a toffee brown to light cream m…
Created on: Tuesday 28th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 30th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burscough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-BC197B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy axe-shaped mount (c. 650-850). The object is now 'pelta'-shaped in plan. It has curving sides and a curving end. The opposite end is in the form of a break. One corner is also broken. The front is chip carved and has a double raised line border containing raised triangles all forming recesses for decoration, possibly champlevé enamel and silver wire. The rear face is flat and plain. This object has a green patina and the breaks are old. The mount resembles the axe-shaped mounts on the underside of the Lullingstone hangi…
Created on: Thursday 23rd June 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-8A1BCA
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead alloy weight dating from the Early Medieval period, about AD 800 - 1100. The weight is hexagonal in plan with a flat base and sides that taper slightly inwards towards the top. Three sides are longer than the other three sides, arranged alternately. The top is inset with a decorative copper alloy plate that is also hexagonal but with concave sides. The central motif on the plate is an equilateral triangle with concave sides, each of the three apices of the triangle terminating in a crescent with the points facing outwards to create three sides of the hexagon. Each of the concav…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-6597B4
Object type: DIE STAMP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early medieval cast copper alloy pressblech die, probably dating from the 7th/8th century AD. The die is complete and in fair condition. While both the rim and the reverse are smooth and in very good condition, the obverse surface is rough and very worn. The decoration, however, is still visible. The decoration appears to be random and not wholly geometric, probably Irish in origin: it is composed of a complicated pattern of swirls, triskeles and waves in interlace style. The only symmetrical part of the pattern is the centre which depicts two three-armed pattern set on top of each…
Created on: Thursday 7th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barrow-in-Furness', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-657D57
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Head of a copper alloy 8th century Anglo-Saxon pin, probably part of a triple, or double, pin set. The head and part of the shank survive in very good condition with hardly any corrosion or bronze disease present on the surface, except in the centre of the obverse where corrosion started in the crevices of the decoration. It was made from cast copper alloy, probably with part-incised decoration on the obverse. The silvery shine on the reverse strongly suggests that the pin had been silvered or tinned. There is a small hole in the side of the head, possibly to link the pin to the centr…
Created on: Thursday 7th April 2016
Last updated: Monday 1st August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gisburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-36A859
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of stone, which has divided specialist opinion. It is not possible to confirm that this piece of stone is definitely an artefact and at least one specialist considers it to be a water smoothed pebble of igneous stone, possible glacial erratic pebble from boulder clay deposits, that has a plough struck spall removed from one side. Other specialists feel that this could possibly have been an axehead, probably dating to 2000-1500BC. Alternatively speculation as to whether it is a Palaeolithic handaxe has been muted. Both suggestions agree that it is not possible to determine t…
Created on: Tuesday 5th April 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 27th April 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IOW-E956B8
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic flint implement (4000 BC-2351 BC). This implement is sub-rectangular in plan and lozenge-shaped in cross-section throughout its length. In plan, one end is curved and asymmetrical. The opposite end has an oblique break with a flat surface. It is bi-facially worked overall except for a small area close to the centre on one face where there is a patch of grey cortex.. This implement, including the break, has an off-white and grey patina with numerous flecks of iron staining. Length: 104.0mm; width: 36.1mm; thickness: 25.7mm. Weight: 113.27g. The objec…
Created on: Friday 1st April 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-00857A
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Leaf-shaped Neolithic flint knife or oval side scraper dating from c. 3000-2100BC. This object appears to have been bifacially flaked suggesting that it is a knife. However, we do not have a side view for this object (only two images were provided by the finder) so we cannot be certain. It looks to have pressure flaking on dorsal side. It was probably formed on tertiary debitage rather than a deliberate stuck core.
Created on: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 27th April 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LIN-5B7C89
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval copper-alloy Cross Brooch. The brooch was original cross-shaped, but two of the arms are now incomplete. Each arm is sub-rectangular in plan, being slightly wider at the terminal than at the centre of the cross. The perimeter is decorated by a single linear groove. One arm contains three irregularly places diagonal grooves or 'dashes'. The other arm only contains two. In the centre of the brooch are four ringed dot motifs. These are roughly arranged one at the beginning of each arm, but they are somewhat crudely done. An integral loop is located behind one of the arm…
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 22nd February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wragby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-1C029A
Object type: FLAKED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Neolithic flint flaked axehead, dating to the period BC 4000-2400. The axehead is sub-oval in plan as it is rounded at one terminal and tapers to a rounded point at the other. It is triangular in cross section. It has been struck from a black-grey flint with light brown inclusions, and retains c.10% cortex. Both faces exhibit covering, scaled, semi-abrupt flaking. The flaked axehead measures 131.17mm in length, 44.60mm in width and 32.69mm in thickness. Flaked axeheads are similar to the tranchet axeheads of the the Mesolithic, however they are more finely worked and …
Created on: Monday 15th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th February 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-CAE7B4
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete bone knife handle of Early-Medieval date. Two fragments of the handle remain which fit together at the breaks. The handle is sub-rectangular, tapering from the wider broken end to the narrower flattened terminal. The section is trapezoidal with a flat top and base and bevelled sides. The top of the handle is decorated with a series of eleven irregularly spaced pairs of stamped ring and dot designs. There are gaps in this decoration to either side of the central five pairs. Three vertical grooves are present at the terminal ends of the handle and between the three grou…
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 8th March 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0F4174
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete cast copper alloy early medieval 'Wrythen pin' dating from the Middle Saxon period, that is c. 9th century. The pin is complete, but slightly bent out of shape and shows corrosive patches along the shaft. It has an oval/onion-shaped head (diameter 8mm) with engraved spiral decoration, often called 'wrythen-headed' (Hinton 1996, 16-17). There is a double-collar beneath its head. The shaft has a circular cross-section broken circular-section. Parallels on the database are NMS-11C7B1 and two finds in 2004 from Barton Bendish, Norfolk (HER 17212), and Beachamwell, Norfolk (HER 4530).
Created on: Thursday 21st January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yealand Redmayne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-2A7E3E
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy pin, possibly an Early Medieval ringed pin dating from AD 700 - 1000, though sometimes found in contexts as late as the 12th century (Griffiths, Philpot and Egan 2007, Meols Catalogue, page 68). Alternatively, this could be the pin from a penannular brooch of similar date, or a simple pin with a scrolled head. The pin is made in one piece, is sub-circular in section and tapers to a blunt point. At the head end, it becomes square in section, then flat and rectangular. This part has been rolled into a loop which overlaps for half the circumference. The loop has externa…
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Friday 18th December 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-56098E
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Mesolithic to Neolithic retouched flake, dating 10,000-2,350 BC. The flake is triangular in shape with evidence of retouch on both sides. Faint traces of a bulb of percussion are visible on one side, though few other indicators of knapping are present. One tip of the object also appears to have broken away, probably during knapping. Due to the incompleteness of this object it is difficult to further specify a period of production. Dimensions: length: 35.28 mm; width: 44.46 mm; thickness: 10.74 mm; weight: 20.12g.
Created on: Monday 7th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th December 2015
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Record ID: PUBLIC-F34099
Object type: STUD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy-stud of uncertain date, cast, with a slightly convex circular head which is 21.48mm in diameter and 3.04mm thick. The plate has suffered some abrasions to its circumference. Located centrally on the reverse of the head is an integral shank of circular cross-section, which tapers slightly to a flat end; it has a maximum diameter of 7.35mm and is 17.83mm long. There is little diagnostic information with which to date this stud. Overall, the stud is 17.83mm long, and weighs 9.6g
Created on: Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th January 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-450118
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete probable silver-gilt Thealby brooch of Roman date. The head of the brooch is comprised of rectangular wings the reverse of which act as a double lug hinge mechanism for the pin. The pin no longer remains and patches of copper corrosion mark the remains of the axis bar within the lugs. An integral circular attachment loop projects from a rectangular bar set centrally on the upper edge of the head. The bar is decorated with parallel though unevenly spaced vertical grooves and the loop has moulded decoration to the front face. The front to the wings have concaved central se…
Created on: Tuesday 24th November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 14th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ferriby Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-9E14B1
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval gilded copper alloy mount, 25mm long, 11mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 3.26 grams. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and consists of a rectangular plate with a triangular plate emerging from one side. The rectangular section is decorated with a raised solid border which surrounds a raised knot like motif representing a snake. The triangular section forms a 'beaked' head consisting of a triangle with the apex curling and turning under itself. At the top corner, where it joins the rectangular plate, there is a raised circle with a raised '…
Created on: Monday 16th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 26th November 2015
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Record ID: WILT-0BBFE7
Object type: HELMET
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete iron helmet of post-medieval date probably a English civil war lobster pot helmet. The helmet is 200mm in surviving height and 210mm wide and 300mm in length. The helmet is formed of two plates joined in the centre with a raised comb. A number of incomplete rivets survive within the two plates, internally they have square sectioned washers (12.6mm wide). The front of the helmet is incomplete in places, the front plate extends 55mm from the raised comb. The front edges has been curled downwards slightly, at this point the helmet is 0.75mm thick. The raised comb widens and…
Created on: Monday 9th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-8B9CEA
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete unpolished flaked axe of Neolithic date and of Scandinavian type. The object has a convex cutting edge and straight parallel sides which taper to a squared off butt end. The cutting edge measures 64mm in width and is 3mm thick. A large oval flake has been removed from one face just above the cutting edge in recent times and is likely due to plough damage. Each face of the object has been worked with flaking. The flaked sides taper evenly towards the butt end which is rectangular in cross-section. The butt end measures 25.5mm in width and is 22mm thick. The butt e…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dinedor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-103497
Object type: PUNCH
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy probable punch or die of probable medieval to post-medieval date. The punch is rectangular in cross section at the punch end, then, after 12mm, develops, tapering to the circular cross-sectioned shaft at the end where a small pin or hanging hole is located. The design on the punch end is a plain cross. The metal has a mid brownish-green colour and is worn. The punch is 68.91mm long, 6.04mm thick (rectangular end), 4.9mm diameter (rounded shaft) and weighs 12.6g.
Created on: Wednesday 28th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th January 2016
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Record ID: NLM-9FDE5A
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap end. Narrow pointed strap end made from two sheets of thickness 0.5mm joined at the belt end by a rivet of diameter 1.6mm and length 3.3mm. It is uncertain how the pointed ends of the sheets were joined; perhaps by a spot of brazing. Though the form and construction is simple, it does not appear amongst numerous strap ends of medieval date reported from London, where comparable shapes were achieved by folding sheet metal. Kevin Leahy kindly notes similar strap ends to be common finds from 14th-century contexts at York. Suggested date: Medieval, 1300-1400. Length:…
Created on: Friday 23rd October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 27th October 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-514C17
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete knapped lithic implement of Neolithic date (circa 4000-2350BC). The implement is most likely a knife, although could be a small Neolithic hand-axe shaped implement known as an 'Ovate' dating to the Late Neolithic (3000-2350BC). However, the implement is not bifacially worked to the extent expected of an Ovate. The implement appears to have been knapped from a primary flake, from which secondary and tertiary flakes have been removed from the ventral surface. The Dorsal face has been worked to remove cortex on the left medial edge, leaving a substantial amount on the right…
Created on: Wednesday 7th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IOW-4ECBF1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy penannular brooch of Fowler's Type G, c. 410-c. 650. The pin is missing The frame is oval in cross-section and decorated on the upper surface only with a series of transverse ribs. However, these are almost completely worn and are barely visible. The terminals are circular and are flat on the decorated side and slightly convex on the underside. In the centre of each terminal on the decorated side there is a small circular cell containing decorative material. The colour of the material in one cell is blue and probably en…
Created on: Wednesday 7th October 2015
Last updated: Friday 29th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-D866BD
Object type: LINKED PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lozengiform copper alloy object decorated rather crudely with a grid in a frame. The object has two pierced rounded terminals. This appears to be a link from a linked pin set of 8th century date. Similar examples include WILT-B11376 and LIN-8FCB77.
Created on: Saturday 19th September 2015
Last updated: Friday 2nd October 2015
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Record ID: WMID-149E75
Object type: TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete transverse or chisel arrowhead, of Late Neolithic dating (3300 BC to 2200 BC). The tang and chisel cutting edge are incomplete, but the rest of the artefact is complete. The arrowhead is triangular in shape, with a flat or rectangular cross section. Conchoidal ripples are present on the ventral (lower) face. Retouch is present along both side edges. The retouch on the left hand edge can be classified as: short, sub parallel, abrupt. The retouch on the right hand edge, is located on the ventral side and can be classified as short, sub parallel, low angle. The arrowh…
Created on: Thursday 10th September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-8FA196
Object type: FLAKED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint tranchet axehead or pick of Neolithic date, about 4000 BC - 2500 BC. It is formed on mid to light grey flint. It is sub-rectangular in plan with one rounded end (the cutting edge) and slightly convex sides. It is a thick asymetrical oval in section, one face being shallower than the other. Both sides are covered with large flaked removals, leaving no cortex. The butt is narrow (19mm wide and 5.3mm thick) and fairly square. The cuttin edge is convex and is 33.5mm wide and 5mm thick. The pick is 173mm long, 36.8mm wide and 22.6mm thick. 149g.This sort of tool is found deposited …
Created on: Wednesday 29th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 4th August 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-7D0E57
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy mount of Early-Medieval date. The mount is triquetra in form with a flat, rectangular profile. The upper surface is decorated with an intricate carved interlace design which retains gilding. The exact nature of the decoration is difficult to determine due to wear though an intertwining rope work-style border appears to be present around each loop and into the centre panel. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-greenish patina and is worn. The object is 21.8mm long, 20mm wide, 1.8mm thick and weighs 2.5g. Dr Kevin Leahy, National Finds A…
Created on: Thursday 16th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 29th July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-51373C
Object type: FABRICATOR
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of Mesolithic date, circa 7000 - 4000 BC. The implement is a fabricator which is ovate in both plan and section. The ventral surface is fairly smooth with visible ripples of percussion. The dorsal surface has been extensively worked displaying covering semi-abrupt, scaled retouch. The flint is a pale orangey-yellow colour displaying possible repatination from an iron rich environment. The implement is 43.9mm long, 20.7mm wide, 7.9mm thick and weighs 8.1g. Fabricators may have been used in leatherworking though other suggestions include strike-…
Created on: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-51181C
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of Bronze Age date, circa 2500 - 1500BC. The implement is a button scraper formed from a secondary flake which is ovate in plan and D-shaped in section. The ventral surface is smooth with no bulb of percussion or striking platform remaining. The dorsal surface has been extensively worked and displays long, abrupt, parallel retouch around the distal end. The flint is a chalky white colour. The implement is 22.2mm long, 18.2mm wide, 8.3mm thick and weighs 3.5g. Scrapers are fairly ubiquitous throughout prehistory and are generally less chronolog…
Created on: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-510605
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of late Mesolithic to early Neolithic date, circa 7000 - 3500BC. The implement is a scraper formed from a primary flake which is ovate in plan and D-shaped in section. The ventral surface is smooth with no bulb of percussion or striking platform remaining though clear ripples of percussion are visible. The dorsal surface has been extensively worked and displays extensive short, semi-abrupt, scaled retouch around the distal end. The flint is a dark brownish-grey colour with lighter chalky inclusions. The implement is 31.1mm long, 24.4mm wide, 13.3…
Created on: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-50C58A
Object type: AWL
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of late Mesolithic to early Neolithic date, circa 7000 - 3500 BC. The implement is an awl or piercer formed from a secondary flake which is sub-ovate in plan and section with a small pointed projection extending from one edge. The striking plat from and bulb of percussion are present on the ventral surface along with radiating ripples of percussion. The dorsal surface is irregular with numerous flakes having been removed. Short, abrupt, scaled retouch is present around the edges of the point extending into a notch to the right of the point. This may…
Created on: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Last updated: Monday 27th July 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-509946
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of Neolithic date, circa 4000 - 2300BC. The implement is a scraper formed from a primary flake which is D-shaped in plan and section. The ventral surface is smooth with no bulb of percussion or striking platform remaining. The dorsal surface retains c.80% cortex and displays invasive, semi-abrupt, stepped flaking around the distal end. The flint is a dark brown colour. The implement is 34.2mm long, 28.3mm wide, 8.5mm thick and weighs 10.1g. Scrapers are fairly ubiquitous throughout prehistory and are generally less chronologically distinctive …
Created on: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-502EF8
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of Mesolithic date, circa 7000 - 4000 BC. The implement is a piece of debitage, or waste material, produced during the knapping process. It is sub-rectangular in plan and sub-D-shaped in section. The bulb of percussion and striking platform remain on the ventral surface from which ripples of percussion radiate. The dorsal surface is irregular with flakes of varying sizes having been removed. Short, parallel retouch is present along both sides and also the flattened distal end. The flint is a light grey colour. The implement is 20.5mm long, 11.1m…
Created on: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-3EF90D
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of Mesolithic date, circa 7000 - 4000 BC. The implement is a piece of debitage, or waste material, produced during the knapping process. It is sub-rectangular in plan and sub-D-shaped in section. The bulb of percussion and striking platform no longer remain and the ventral surface is smooth though displays faint ripples of percussion. The dorsal surface is irregular with numerous flakes of varying sizes having been removed. A small notch is present on the right mesial edge along which abrupt retouch is present. The flint is a light greyish-brown …
Created on: Wednesday 1st July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-3EBAE1
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped lithic implement of early Neolithic date, circa 4000 - 3500 BC. The implement is broken at both terminals however as its length is more than twice the width and the sides are more or less parallel it is identifiable as a blade. It is formed from a tertiary flake which is rectangular in both plan and section. The ventral surface is smooth with faint ripples of percussion. The distal surface has had three long flakes removed and displays abrupt, short, sub-parallel flaking to the left edge mesial portion. The flint is a light orange-brown colour. The implement …
Created on: Wednesday 1st July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-3E38D8
Object type: FLAKED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped lithic axehead of Neolithic date (c.4000 BC - 2200 BC). The axehead is broken and may have been reused as a scraper. When complete the object would have been ovate in both plan and section though around half of the axehead is now missing due to a transverse break. The axehead has been bifacially flaked using covering scaled low angle flaking. Short scaled semi-abrupt retouch is visible along the distal edge suggesting the object may have been repurposed as a scraper after breaking. The flint is an off-white patchy colour. The implement is 56.6mm long, 53mm wid…
Created on: Wednesday 1st July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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Record ID: IOW-D5F99A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Roman copper-alloy probable Hawkes and Dunning type IIA buckle with a ring-and-dot motif. Compare with Hawkes and Dunning 1961, fig. 17e. Length: 26.0mm; width: 26.4mm; thickness: 3.6mm. Weight: 4.15g.
Created on: Sunday 14th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 10th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-F22C4B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An apparently complete copper alloy Carolingian mount dating to the 8th or 9th century. It is rectangular in shape with silver inlay and gilding to one side (the 'front') and devolved acanthus decoration. In cross-section, the object is C-shaped, being hollow to the reverse and convex to the front. The front has moulded decoration in the form of two lozenge shapes (formed of a pair of V-shapes on their side) with two half lozenges (a single sideways V-shape) to either side, at either short end of the object. Between and at the end of the two central (complete) lozenges, at the point o…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Last updated: Saturday 23rd July 2016
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Record ID: CAM-D01112
Object type: STUD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small circular setting comprising a small deep-red cabochon stone, possibly a garnet, set within a collet formed of flat silver strip. A slight vertical gap is visible where the two ends of the collar presumably butt together. The stone's diameter is 2.6mm and its height is 2.8mm. The silver collet has an external diameter of 3.6mm and is 1.7mm high. The setting has a wire collar with closely-set thin and shallow grooves cut into it in order to create the appearance of a twisted wire. A hint of this pattern can be seen on the reverse surface of the plate around the edge, possibly su…
Created on: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 28th August 2015
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Record ID: NLM-5EE14C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy unidentified object. Cast object, flat on one flat side and with a prominent convex drum-shaped feature on the other, which is elsewhere flat with a median thickness of c.2.8mm. Kevin Leahy kindly suggests this may be a post-medieval hinge, as the lack of pin gear and drum shaped feature disqualify it from being an Early Anglo-Saxon brooch. The form resembles that of a small and mutilated long brooch, though there is no trace of pin gear and the drum in position of 'bow' is at right angles to what would be expected, and is solid. Traces of gilding remain on one side of…
Created on: Friday 15th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 18th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walkeringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-353A49
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gilt copper alloy square-headed brooch of Early-Medieval date (AD 525-575). The Brooch is composed of a trapezoidal head-plate decorated with a band of Style I animals, the limbs and heads of which are clearly shown. Either side of this decoration are plain bands bearing stamp marks. In the centre of the head plate is a square box surrounded with incised lentoid depressions. The foot bears a panel of decoration very similar to that seen on the brooch from Sewerby (Hines 1997, pl. 82b). A setting on the foot plate contain a red stone, either a garnet or glass. The reve…
Created on: Wednesday 13th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 11th March 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-21A416
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete polished stone axe dating from the Neolithic period, about 4000 BC - 2200 BC. Only the cutting end survives. It is made from polished tan coloured fine grained stone. It is sub-rectangular in plan and is faceted in cross-section. There is edge damage on the curved convex cutting edge and a large damaged area near the break, probably from plough damage. It is 78.7mm long, 58.9mm wide and 25.7mm thick. 190g. Kevin Leahy (National Finds Advisor) adds that the cracking and crazing visible in the images may suggest that the axe has been burnt. Also, the side facets suggest…
Created on: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Record ID: CAM-C8CF22
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy sub-lozenge shaped, elongated hexagonal, mount of Early-Medieval date that has broken into two parts with an irregular transverse fresh break. The artefact has a weight of 8.41mm, and would have had a total length of 54.0mm before breaking into two parts 15.5mm from one of the terminal ends. The central rectangular area of the mount has a width of 15.9mm, to either side the mount tapers to a point thus forming a triangular terminal. Each change in angle expands slightly to accommodate a decorative pellet of c. 4.6mm diameter. On the upper surface of the a…
Created on: Friday 8th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Folksworth and Washingley Parish Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-8AEDEF
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy zoomorphic mount probably dating from AD 1000 - 1200. The mount is in the form of a three dimensional beast's head with rounded ears, worn eyes and a tall nose or snout. There is a fleur shaped projection at the snout end. The projection is flat and may represent the animal's tongue. There is a circular rivet hole (now filled with corrosion) through the projection. Another similar rivet holes can be seen in the centre of the creature's head. Beyond the ears, the mount is thin and flat, curving slightly backwards. It is not clear whether this is the whole mount or whethe…
Created on: Tuesday 5th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leeds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-CF34F6
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A tertiary flint blade. The presence of a very slight bulb of percussion suggests soft hammer production. A conchoidal fracture can be seen on the dorsal face. Two other angles have also been struck from the strike platform forming a sub-triangular cross-section across the blade. The stike platform is unclear suggesting that it may have been chipped or damaged during deposition. Two parallel blades have been removed from this piece of flint, one half seems to have been removed in two sections, one above the other. There is no evidence of retouch. The blade is thin enough to be translu…
Created on: Tuesday 14th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 20th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walton on the Nase Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-827350
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy mount of probable early Medieval date. The mount is broadly rectangular in plan with splayed edges towards the base, which has smooth curved serrations along the bottom edge. The surface of the mount has an incised design of which the centrepiece is the head of a wolf-like animal. The wolf head is flanked by other linear designs but they are hard to distinguish; they may be intended to represent wings. Beneath the wolf head is what may be the body or legs of the animal, which in turn is standing on a domed feature with linear marking possibly intended to be eye…
Created on: Tuesday 17th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th March 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-B21D06
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early Medieval (Viking) double boars head copper alloy sword pommel cap.It dates from AD 850 - 975. The pommel is cast with a moulded boars head at each tip with curving snouts, eyes and mouth clearly detailed. The centre on both sides is decorated with irregular incised dashes, perhaps indicating the boar's bristles. There is an iron rivet at each side of the base to fit to the missing upper guard or grip of the sword. The concave copper alloy fitting is filled with a dark grey, sandy concretion. The pommel is damaged on both faces in the centre. There are small traces of a dark g
Created on: Monday 23rd February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
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Record ID: LANCUM-5DDF7D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early medieval gilded cast copper alloy brooch with remains of iron pin fastening on the reverse. Dating from the 8th century, the mount is in fair condition with some gilding, now rather flakey, still present in the crevices of the chip-carved decoration. While the brooch appears to be lozenge-shaped this is likely to be a result of damage to its edges and it it probable that it was circular. A plain cross divides the decorated face into four equal fields, each containing a panel of deeply cut, non-zoomorphic interlace. In the centre is a circular, plain area, through which is an iro…
Created on: Thursday 19th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worksop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-5C4307
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of an Early medieval, probably 8th century, copper alloy circular pinhead or brooch with traces of gilding. Part of the circumference survives along with panels of single-strand, non-zoomorphic, interlace and part of a volute-shaped element. This object is truncated but the curvature of the surviving edge suggests an original diameter of c. 30.0mm. It is likely that the plain, but gilded, circular area with a central hole was one of four such elements, a feature appears on the Witham pins (Wilson, 1964, pl.XVIII, No. 19).The style is similar to SUR-BD3980 and NLM-028751. …
Created on: Thursday 19th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 20th February 2015
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Record ID: LVPL-4B6303
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy unidentified object of Early Medieval to Medieval date. The object is conical and faceted with an oval base. The object tapers towards the top which is rounded and complete. Four rounded knops decorate each side of the object just below the rounded top. The object is decorated with a series of punched dots forming a border around the bottom edge of the object. Seven punched dots run from this border up two faces of the object to the central knop. The base is undecorated. The object has a dark green patina and is in good condition. The object seems too large to b…
Created on: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Selby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-E2ACE6
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy possible pin of Early Medieval date. The object is anthropomorphic, being moulded in the form of a human male head, and inverted piriform in plan. The pointed end at the chin of the face is a patinated break. The object has a flat back and a moulded, three-dimensional front. It appears to be solid. The moulded head is smaller than the integral flat back of the object, so there is a flat narrow projecting rim round the edge of the object. The edge of this is chipped in places. Kevin Leahy interprets this (from images) as un untrimmed casting flash, and suggests that t…
Created on: Friday 13th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th February 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BERK-C88078
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy early-medieval strap end of late 9th to 10th century date in the Carolingian style. The strap end is rectangular in plan and broadly in profile, with a deep stepped bifurcation with a separate covering plate, typical of the type. The flat plate that extends from the reverse of the strap end has two extant copper alloy rivets; the depth between the top of the strap end and the attachment plate suggets a strap of some thickness, with the rivets being 4.6mm high. The main strap end element is decorated with devolved acanthus decoration. The underside of the strap …
Created on: Thursday 12th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wallingford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-AA1E85
Object type: DIE STAMP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Pressblech die stamp for making Pressblech foils and dating from the Early Medieval period, about AD 500 - 600. It is a thick (5.6mm), cast, plaque of copper alloy in a triangular shape with a rounded apex, similar to "tongue-shaped" strap ends. The decorated front face is corroded, obscuring most of the detail, but a line border 2.6mm from the edge is visible, and traces of an Anglo-Saxon Salin Style I design within it. While much of the design is lost there appears to be an eye, surmounted by a grooved bar. There is no evidence of any breaks, suggesting the object is …
Created on: Monday 5th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th February 2015
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Record ID: BH-F5E934
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumbnail scraper of probable Neolithic date (c. 4000 - c. 2351 BC). The tool is subcircular in plan, of 'D-shaped' section and has been struck on a secondary flake. The clearest retouch is at the distal end, where it is long, sub-parallel and abrupt; the mesial sides appear to have been roughly shaped, with the occasional abrupt retouch visible. Evidence of platform preparation is visible on the dorsal surface, adjacent to the striking platform. The ventral surface has a low bulb with bulbar scar but no ripples. The white surface is the result of deposition within alkaline…
Created on: Friday 21st November 2014
Last updated: Saturday 29th November 2014
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Record ID: GLO-4943D9
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy harness mount consisting of a high raised central boss that is surrounded by four projecting roundels arranged evenly on a cross shape. Each roundel in pierced for attachment with a round off-centre drilled hole, the right side roundel is missing. The boss is decorated with a moulded human facemask consisting of oval eyes that are long, thin and angled . A broad rectangular nose that expands at the forehead sits in-between the eyes, below is a horizontal slot for the mouth. The rear of the boss is concave.
Created on: Thursday 13th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 14th November 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-CAF532
Object type: FIREARM
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
­­­­­­ An incomplete copper alloy trigger guard of Post-medieval date (AD 1700-1900). The object is a tapering strip of copper alloy (D shaped in section) which has been bent round to for a broadly circular shape (possibly caused by . Both ends of the object terminate in old, abraded breaks. There is no decoration on either surface of the object. The metal is a dark brown in colour with a slightly pitted surface patina. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Database: Unique ID: SOMDOR-14D5A5, Unique ID: CPAT-613E27.
Created on: Friday 7th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
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