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Record ID: WILT-B3ACF6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular copper alloy mount or possible pendant ornament of possible Early Early-Medieval date (c.500-750), with an openwork triskele design at the centre, each arm supported by a narrow projection from the surround. At the cetre of the triskele is a small circular depression. The object measures 64mm in diameter and varies in thickness between 0.8mm and 1.2mm, being thickest at the centre and thinning towards the edges, which are slightly convex from the front and concave from the back. It weighs 20.6g. To the reverse there are no signs of attachment. Kevin Leahy and Helen Geak…
Created on: Friday 15th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swindon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-523A84
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Medieval horse harness pendant. The triangular pedant is slightly curved and is thickened at one corner, which probably expanded into an attachment loop, though this is now missing. One of the other corners has broken off. The face has incised decoration in the form of a St Andrew's cross executed with rocker arm decoration. Some traces of gilding survive around the cross. The surviving length is 28.4mm, the surviving with is 28.6mm, the thickness is 1.2mm and the weight is 5.44g.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2007
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hemingby', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: HESH-C34EB7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy (pewter?) disc brooch of later Anglo Saxon (probably 10th century) date. The brooch has been much plough damaged; it was discovered conjoined by a small strand of metal, but subsequently has been accidentally broken into two parts during recording. The brooch would have originally been circular, but it is now more oval or sub-rectangular. It is slightly domed in profile and is convex in cross-section. It measures 38.9mm length, 31.1mm width, is a maximum of 2.4mm thick, and weighs 14.14g. The front is decorated with a cast design which is much abraded. The overall desi…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shrewsbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-874B54
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy nummular brooch. The flat circular brooch is quite worn and slightly misshapen. The brooch appears to imitate the reverse of an eleventh century coin. Around the outer edge are traces of a beaded border, which encloses a inscription. All that remains of the blundered inscription are the letters []N/D[]. In the centre is a short voided cross. The back of the brooch has two incomplete pierced lugs to secure the pin and a folded over catchplate. Although the pin is missing, a trace of iron corrosion around one of the lugs suggests that it once had an iron pin. The survi…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2005
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
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Record ID: WILT-B8D836
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Middle Early-Medieval copper alloy nummular brooch, missing roughly one quarter of the face on opposing outside edges. One of these is missing hinge mechanism. The catchplate survives on the reverse. The brooch would have been 36.2mm in diameter though this is now its height only - its width is 25mm. It weighs 7.4g and is 1.7mm thick. On the front is depicted a profile bust facing right, with shoulders facing forwards. The nose is long and bulbous and the eyes almond-shaped. The hair appears rather like a hat and possibly extends backwards in length, although a break occurs…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd July 2008
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUSS-064D74
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy nummular brooch, 32 mm in diameter. Around the edge, both on the front and reverse, is a single ring of pellets. On the front, made up of short engraved lines, is a motif consisting of a profile head. There is a double band around the forehead, and behind this short lines for hair. There is a circular eye, and two lines forming the angle of a nose; below the nose is a downturned mouth. More lines make the shape of a shoulder and arm, probably swathed in drapery. In front of the face is a row of lines radiating out from the centre. The head is facing right. On the reverse …
Created on: Wednesday 16th June 2004
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Firle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-E80F14
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine: CONSTANTINOPOLIS type, uncertain mint, AD 330-335.
Created on: Saturday 13th November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Luttons', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1F5CE5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy brooch with enamel and gilding. Circular, with an enamel design resembling a seven pointed star - or a six pointed star with a thick stalk - on its raised pedestal, which is of thickness 2.9mm, and detached from a separate back plate of thickness 1.2mm, which retains gilding, and which may have had a series of projecting lugs. Though the enamel was confined in cells, there is little visible of their walls. A central square cell contains brick red enamel. The star motif is of light blue enamel, and the field between the points of the star is dark blue. The rim of the back …
Created on: Tuesday 12th November 2013
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-ED68B8
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy openwork mount with Ringerike style decoration. Identified as probably part of a cheek piece from a bridle by Dr Naomi Payne (confirmed by Dr Kevin Leahy). The mount is irregular in shape and incomplete. Both faces are flat. The front face is decorated with Ringerike-style engraved lines around several openings. It is possible that the curving, tapering element along one side (around the largest opening) is the neck and head of an animal. The design iprobably contains one or more animals but, as the mount is incomplete and quite worn, it is hard to distinguish more p…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-78C696
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete gilded silver pin-head in the form of a bird. The gilding on the pin-head is now quite worn. The ends of the ears and the top of the wings are both damaged. Originally they may have joined together to form a loop. The wings are engraved with cross-hatching, to give the effect of feathers. The cylindrical shaft of the pin is broken and slightly bent. There are two grooves running horizontally around the top of the shaft. Dimensions: The maximum length of the pin is 30.0mm, the diameter of shaft is 2mm and the weight is 5.77g. Discussion and Date: The da…
Created on: Friday 14th January 2005
Last updated: Monday 6th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F48A21
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy medieval harness pendant mount. The rectangular plate has two integral copper alloy rivets on the back and a pair of integral parallel lugs at the bottom. The lugs were once perforated to accommodate a pin, but are now truncated. The mount is in poor condition with almost total loss of the original surface. The length is 18.9mm, the width is 21.5mm, the thickness is 4.7mm and the weight is 6.38g.
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2008
Last updated: Saturday 30th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winteringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-83889C
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An almost complete Mesolithic to Early Neolithic flint adze or axehead (c. 10000 BC-c. 3500 BC). This implement is sub-rectangular in plan and sub-triangular in cross-section. One face has been entirely knapped and the other face has about 70% cortex. The flaking at the cutting edge end is long and short, scaled and semi-abrupt. The cortex is grey and buff and the flaked areas have a grey patina with creamy mottling and some iron staining. A modern chip near the butt end on the cortex reveals that the flint is dark grey. Length: 157.0mm; width: 60.9mm; thickness: 37.5mm. Weig…
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 28th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-A4FD01
Object type: CHATELAINE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy object, probably a chatelaine fragment of Early Medieval date. The object is long with slightly convex sides (so a long oval in side view), has a circular cross-section and bears incised decoration. The object consists of a flattened rectangular suspension loop projecting from one end with a slightly raised circumferential collar where it meets the body of the object. From this point the body swells towards the centre before tapering again towards the base where a broken and worn knop-like projection is present. It is likely this lower element, when …
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2013
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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