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Record ID: PAS-411051
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A broken and incomplete late early-medieval cast copper-alloy stirrup terminal (c. 11th century AD). The hollow channel running along the reverse of the object would have enclosed one of the arms of the lower part of the stirrup (Williams 1997, 1). The terminal appears to be of a simple, highly devolved zoomorphic design. The upper attachment end has been broken off. Below, there is a bulbous moulding which thins in a step as it travels down at an angle before narrowing into a rounded tip. Beyond the step the front of the head is decorated with a V-shaped engraved line, its point e…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-405B48
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy buckle with integral plate of late early-medieval date (c. 10th-11th century). The frame is a slightly asymmetrical, elongated D shape with a possibly zoomorphic protrusion at the outer edge. The plate is slightly narrowed as it meets the frame, but widens slightly and gradually towards the attachment end, by which point it is approximately the same width as the frame. Adjacent to the frame is a perforation around which the pin would have been looped; the pin is now missing. Towards the terminal is a rivet hole in which the corroded remains of the iron rivet are st…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Berwick St. John CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-2F5E63
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A broken and incomplete copper-alloy scabbard chape of medieval date, missing its side arms which would have been connected to each other via a perforated terminal loop. The fitting is zoomorphic, representing a winged animal in profile, probably a bird, whose head is at the arm end of the base plate. It was formed from a single plate that has been folded in half. The animal's tail is at the bend. The ends of the plate have been riveted together and are in the shape of the animal's head; the rivet survives and appears to have been made of a different alloy. There is a sub-triangular p…
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-2F1343
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A broken and incomplete late early-medieval cast copper-alloy harness link (c. 11th century AD). The object consists of a central plate with boss; to one side the arm and its terminal loop has been lost. The arms are D-shaped in cross-section, with a flat reverse. At what would have been the centre of the complete link there is a low oval boss which is hollow on the reverse. The complete arm terminates in a circular loop that features three rounded knops, one at each cardinal point. The object is a red-brown colour with some small patches of light-green corrosion product.
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-2DCC7A
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy fragment probably part of the sheath from the side of a late early-medieval stirrup, or possibly part from the upper end of a stirrup terminal (c. 11th century AD). The curved hollow reverse would have enclosed the sides of the stirrup's iron frame; it retains possible traces of a lead-alloy solder. The fragment is U shaped in cross-section. A slightly wider element is delineated by two transverse ridges. Beyond one of the ridges the object is vestigial. At the other end it continues, similarly cruved in profile, tapering slightly before having been broken as a re…
Created on: Friday 26th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-F28459
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A late early-medieval cast copper-alloy stirrup terminal (c. 11th century AD). The hollow back would have enclosed one of the arms of the lower part of the stirrup (Williams 1997, 1). This hollow contains traces of the lead solder by which the terminal was attached to the stirrup. The terminal appears to be of a simple, highly devolved zoomorphic design. The upper attachment end is seemingly abraded, though the extent of the losses it has suffered is not clear. Below, the head is moulded, with a central area defined by bevelled sides which flatten out at their edges. Retained between…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-F24383
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment from a late early-medieval cast copper-alloy stirrup terminal (c. 11th century AD). The hollow back would have enclosed one of the arms of the lower part of the stirrup (Williams 1997, 1). The flat base is abraded on all sides and the recess above appears to contain iron corrosion product. The terminal is zoomorphic and rendered in three dimensions, representing a beast's head with a snub-nose with flaring nostrils. Around the nose are tendril-like moulded lip lappets with tight curls at their tips. The tendrils enclose a V-shaped incision which would have continued into t…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Berwick St. John CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-8B0567
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper-alloy strap distributor, bent to one side at one end (c. 10th-11th century). It is formed of two opposing strap loops, broadly triangular, with external recessed strap bars, which are connected by a central moulded animal head. The animal is viewed en face and is cat like, with small, slightly pointed ears, and two converging curved ridges which form both the eyebrows and nose; they do not meet. In profile the animal head can be seen to have gaping jaws. Emerging from the jaws, mirrored behind each ear, is an outcurving tendril. These have bevelled sides. On the fro…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-86BFBD
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy sub-oval buckle frame dating from the 11th or 12th century. The outer edge and sides sub-triangular in cross-section; the latter develop into moulded devolved animal heads at each end of the bar (beast biting bar type). The bevelled front of the outer edge is decorated with engraved lines, transverse towards the centre, tending towards oblique on the sides. The bar is narrower than the frame and is recessed. The pin is missing but there is a groove to act as a pin rest. Iron corrosion product on both surfaces at the end of one of the sides, around the animal head, is cu…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Berwick St. John CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-75D66D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn and corroded copper-alloy strap-fitting of medieval date. The artefact has a sub D-shaped frame with central internal projection from its outer edge. The incurved outer edge effectively consists of a pair of semicircles which converge in this projection which terminates in a slightly expanded knob. The front of the object is bevelled slightly both externally and internally on the front; the reverse is flat. Around the bar part of a sheet plate has been retained; since it is partial the artefact can be considered incomplete, although the frame is an intact component. The plate is…
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-72DFB6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval copper-alloy buckle of the 'gaping-mouth beast' type, complete with its pin (c. 12th century). This buckle is moulded in three dimensions and takes the form of a hollow, open-mouthed animal head which is integrally cast with a frame and bar. The head is sub-circular when viewed from above and a three quarters circle in cross-section. The top of the head is decorated with a central nasal ridge which bifurcates about halfway along the head to turn into ears which continue down the sides of the head to the base. Set in front of the ears are moulded elongated oval eyes which sta…
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-721549
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy artefact of c. 11th-century date, probably a strap-fitting. The object is a ring with a thick, slightly angular hoop and convex crude quatrefoil bezel. The quatrefoil head is perpendicular to the hoop. It is decorated with four triangular grooves arranged in saltire, but not meeting at the centre. The quatrefoil thus created has elements of slightly different sizes, one perpendicular to the hoop being quite small compared to the others. The artefact is now a red-brown colour, covered in patches of light-green corrosion product The artefact can be paralleled to a st…
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sixpenny Handley CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-71FD0B
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy artefact of 11th-century date, probably a strap fitting. The object is a ring with a thick hoop and convex crude quatrefoil bezel, flat compared to the rest of the curved hoop. The quatrefoil head is perpendicular to the hoop. It is decorated with four triangular grooves arranged in saltire, but not meeting at the centre. The quatrefoil thus created has slightly longer elements in line with the hoop than those perpendicular to it. The terminals of each part of the quatrefoil are somewhat angled. The artefact is now a red-brown colour, covered in patches of light-gr…
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wimborne St. Giles CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-7187C8
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy artefact of 11th-century date, probably a strap fitting. The object is a ring with a thick hoop and convex crude quatrefoil bezel. The quatrefoil head is perpendicular to the hoop. It is decorated with four triangular grooves arranged in saltire, but not meeting at the centre. The quatrefoil thus created has longer elements in line with the hoop than those perpendicular to it; its rendering is quite crude. The artefact is now a red-brown colour, covered in patches of light-green corrosion product The artefact can be paralleled to a strap slide/loop found looped ar…
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-608E5B
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete late early-medieval cast copper-alloy harness link (c. 11th century AD). The object would have consisted of a central circular plate with boss from which four arms would have emerged, one at each cardinal point; one arm has been lost completely, while another arm now only has a vestigial loop. Integral with the central circle is a high domed boss which is hollow backed. The arms are semicircular in cross-section, with a flat reverse. The surviving loops are oval and bevelled externally. They feature three rounded knops, one at each cardinal point. The object is a red-b…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-602147
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete late early-medieval cast copper-alloy harness link (c. 11th century AD). The object consists of a central plate with boss; part of one of the terminal loops have been lost. The arms are semicircular in cross-section, with a flat reverse. At what would have been the centre of the complete link there is a low moulded boss with a small knop extending either side of the plate. The boss is solid. The plate terminated at each end in a loop; as noted, one is now vestigial. The other is circular and features three rounded knops, one at each cardinal point. The object is a red-bro…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wimborne St. Giles CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-5C5AB0
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A corroded and incomplete late early-medieval cast copper-alloy harness link (11th century AD). The object consists of a central plate with boss, though one half of the plate beyond the boss, along with its loop, have been lost. The arm is semicircular in cross-section, with a flat reverse. At one end of this is a moulded boss extending either side of the plate. It represents a face, probably zoomorphic rather than anthropomorphic. Just protruding above the plate are a pair of pointed ears. Below the plate is the nose and the lopsided V-shaped mouth. The nose is moulded, triangular, as…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-5B678F
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete late early-medieval/Anglo-Scandinavian cast copper-alloy cheekpiece of Williams Type 1 (c. 11th century AD). The only element to have been lost is one of the outcurving zoomorphic side plates, broken where the neck of the creature joined the body of the cheekpiece. The other side plate is intact and is formed of a curved Ringerike style animal head and neck in profile. The plate has a D-shaped cross-section, being curved on the front and flat on the reverse, The beast's neck is long and the head is set at roughly right angles to it. On the outer edge of the curve is a cus…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wimborne St. Giles CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-5A8269
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A slightly corroded fragment from a late early-medieval/Anglo-Scandinavian cast copper-alloy cheekpiece (c. 11th century AD). The fragment is formed of a curved Ringerike style animal head and neck in profile, broken through the neck. The cheekpiece is flat and the neck is long and the head is set at roughly right angles to it. On the outer edge of the curve is a recessed protrusion, broadly semicircular with a small off-central knop and a second raised knop towards its back (at the neck end). At the tip of the head is a recurving hook to the upper jaw. Below are three slight, lobed pr…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-A21B61
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval copper-alloy buckle, probably late 12th to 13th century (c. AD 1150 - c. AD 1300). All elements are present and complete; the frame and pin in articulation with the plate. The frame, of Meols type 4, is oval with an offset and recessed bar with slight knops at either end of the bar. Its outer edge is bevelled externally on the front, which is echoed internally on the reverse. At the centre on the front the angled side is interrupted by a rectangular pin rest with central groove. The pin is formed of a thick strip of copper-alloy sheet, and survives in situ wrapped around th…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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