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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: WAW-4EA6D5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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A bodysherd of a handmade ceramic vessel. The sherd is 10.06mm thick and weighs 25.9g. It is 56.20mm long and 46.28mm wide. The sherd consists of a bodysherd, in a dark micaeous rich fabric, with an organic temper. The exterior of the sherd has two rows of decoration. The top row consists of three (3) circular wheel stamps with a central cross, splitting the circle into four approximately equal sized quadrants. The lower row demonstrates two incised chevrons, each done with two V shapes. The two rows of decoration are separated by horizontal incised lines. Potter…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2010
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Record ID: WMID-2632A7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy artefact of uncertain identification and function, possibly a sword pommel of Early Medieval to Medieval dating (AD 700 to AD 1500). The artefact is sub cuboid in shape. A circular perforation (hole) is present in the base, with an internal diameter of 8.3 mm. A sub circular flat border is present around this perforation. Possible arms extend to either side. These arms curve upwards, with a recurved tip. The top of this possible sword pommel extends with these curvilinear shapes and it has been folded over with the tip touching the base. It measures 63…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
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Record ID: WMID-4F52D6
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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An incomplete chip carved cast copper alloy artefact, of uncertain function and dating, but possibly Early Medieval (AD 400 to AD 700). The fragment is sub rectangular in plan, and rectangular in section. Both ends are incomplete, with an old predepositional break. One long edge is straight with a concave indentation. Looking at the decoration, this indentation was probably located centrally on that side. The opposite edge consists of several semi circular projections. Chip carved decoration is present on the front. The reverse is plain and undecorated. It measures 28.80 mm in l…
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2013
Last updated: Monday 3rd February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-D15810
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy artefact, of uncertain function and dating, but possibly of Late Early Medieval dating (11th Century AD). The artefact is rectangular in shape, with a sub rectangular cross section. Both ends exhibit post depositional breaks. One end has the remains of a probable circular perforation (original diameter can not be determined), and is relatively flat. The artefact then increases in thickness in the central section, with a raised area made out of three ridges. The other end is undecorated. The lower surface has the remains of a central groove, running the le…
Created on: Tuesday 14th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-376498
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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An incomplete copper alloy, probable domed or spherical artefact, of uncertain form and function, but probably of 11th Century AD dating. The fragment has a cruciform shape, with a concave undecorated reverse. The front has a central raised section, with four ring and dot punched designs, each one positioned at the junction between the 'arms'. The junctions between the 'arms' are partial circular perforations. Each 'arm' has a large raised pellet on it but no ring and dot punch. Polishing is present on the top of the central dome. All edges exhibit old patinated breaks. It measu…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-C2969E
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold cylindrical artefact with filigree decoration. The artefact is hollow (now filled with soil) and comprises a rectangular gold sheet rolled into a circular shape. Two 'bars' of twisted gold wire run across one open edge of the artefact, forming three 'slots' between them. Each bar is made from four fine gold wires, twisted in an SZSZ format. The outer face has been decorated extensively with gold beaded wire, forming three horizontal bands of decoration. The upper band comprises nine rows of twisted gold wire, in an SSSZSSZSS format. The central band comprises a r…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-916283
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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A complete cast copper alloy Holmegard / Kragehul type sword pommel, of Early Medieval dating (5th to 6th Centuries AD). The sword pommel is sub boat-shaped with an enlarged trapezoidal central section, with two broad flutes between three double incised lines on both faces. Both flanking 'arms' have upper edges, which curve gently downwards the terminal and have four double incised lines between four broad flutes on both faces that continue over the narrow upper edge. The base is flat. There is a tapering vertical rectangular perforation for the missing tang (tapering upwards fro…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2012
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2013
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Record ID: WMID-F4BF02
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A complete cast copper alloy sword / dagger pommel, of Early Medieval dating (5th to 8th Centuries AD). The pommel cap is sub rectangular in plan and pyramidal in profile. It is is hollow with slightly concave sides; there are no traces of decoration. None of the rivets survive. The upper surface has a smooth mid-green patina; there are some recent scratch marks. A rectangular hole is present in the top of the pommel, for the tang of the blade to be secured. The sword / dagger pommel measures 31.31mm in length, 14.54mm wide and 11.86mm high. It weighs 8.4 grams. The 'cocked hat' …
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2012
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2012
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Record ID: WMID-25F720
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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An incomplete copper alloy sword pommel of Early Medieval dating (c. AD 410 to c. AD 600). The pommel is a 'cocked hat' type. It is broadly rectangular in plan, with slightly bowed longer edges. The two shorter edges are abraded and each retains the remains of a flat semi-circular lug that enabled the pommel to be secured to the pommel bar by means of rivets. The artefact is pyramidal in outline with concave sides and a small rounded top. The lower surface of the pommel is deeply concave. It measures 30.7 mm in length, 14.2 mm wide and 14.4 mm tall. The sides are 1.9 mm thick. I…
Created on: Friday 24th January 2014
Last updated: Friday 24th January 2014
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Record ID: WMID-C39214
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy sword guard, of probable Early medieval dating (c. 9th to 11th Centuries AD). Around 25% of the sword guard is present, consisting of one terminal only. The rest is missing. It is triangular, with a rectangular cross section. One edge exhibits an old patinated break, just where the central slot starts, so it is separating into two. The complete edge is a blunt point, and the upper edge extends upwards to a blunt point. The sides are plain, apart from a raised horizontal line at the midway point. The base exhibits a central groove, deepening towards the br…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: WMID-242DFA
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy sword pommel of Early Medieval dating (probably 10th to 11th Centuries AD). The pommel is of lobed form, with a central lobe which contains a circular shaped aperture through which the tang of the handle would pass. This central lobe is flanked by two lobes, decreasing in size.The outer lobes curve up at the end towards the knop. The pommel is open at the base, and the aperture is lozenge shaped. A sub circular hole is present just below the aperture for the tang at the top of the pommel. It measures 20.6 mm in length, 65.1 mm wide and 21.3 mm thick. I…
Created on: Thursday 30th April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
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Record ID: WMID-0A6F63
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy, possible upper guard, from a sword, of possible Early Medieval (Viking) dating (AD 800 to AD 900). It is sub rectangular in shape, with pointed ends. It has an oval cross section. It is gently curvd in profile. Traces of possible tinned or silvered decoration remain on one face. A rectangular hole, for the tang, is located in the centre of the possible guard. The internal measures of the hole are 8.6 mm long and 3.0 mm wide. It measures 70.3 mm in length, 17.6 mm wide and 13.4 mm thick. It weighs 82.8 g. The possible upper sword guard is a dark brown…
Created on: Monday 11th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th May 2015
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Record ID: WMID-ACF0FC
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy sword pommel cap, of the 'cocked hat' type, dating to the Early Medieval period (c. AD 410 to AD 720). The pommel cap is pyramidal in form and sub-rectangular in plan. The underside is deeply hollow. The integral attachment lugs are missing from either side. No traces of decoration survive on the surfaces. The pommel cap measures 13.8 mm in length, 34.2 mm wide and 12.9 mm thick. It weighs 13.2 g. The pommel cap is a mid to dark green colour, with an even surface patina. The 'cocked hat' pommel is an early Anglo-Saxon type, examples of which can be …
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-3A3A30
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap end of probable Late Anglo-Saxon dating (750 - 1100 AD). The strap end is sub oval (rectangle with flattened ends and bowed sides) in plan. The majority of the strap end is cast as a solid piece, with the exception of the widest part of the terminal which divides, in profile, forming a 'V' shape. The leather strap would have been attached to the strap end by rivets. The back part of the V shaped union is present, the front plate is missing. Both of the attachment holes on the back plate are partial. Both the front and rear of the strap end have…
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2011
Last updated: Sunday 23rd March 2014
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Record ID: WMID-C23FB4
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap end of probable Late Anglo-Saxon dating (AD 800 - AD 900). Around 50% of the strap end is present, consisting of the lower half. The upper part of the strap end (attachment end) is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The strap end is sub oval (rectangle with flattened ends and curved sides) in shape. At the bottom of the strap-end is an animal-head terminal. The head consists of a pair of large oval or relief ears with central engraved curved lines, then a smaller relief brow with a central engraved vertical line, and a nose with, to either…
Created on: Tuesday 7th January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rugby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-904973
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy zoomorphic strap end of Late Anglo-Saxon dating (9th Century AD). The strap end is sub oval (rectangle with flattened ends and bowed sides) in plan. The majority of the strap end is cast as a solid piece, with the exception of the widest part of the terminal which divides, in profile, forming a 'V' shape. The leather strap would have been attached to the strap end by rivets (now missing). Both parts of the V shaped union are present, but the top is incomplete. The upper face of the strap end is decorated. The decoration is split into three parts: A c…
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2013
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
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Record ID: WMID-A58487
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy zoomorphic strap end of Late Anglo-Saxon dating (9th Century AD). The strap end is sub oval (rectangle with flattened ends and bowed sides) in plan. The majority of the strap end is cast as a solid piece, with the exception of the widest part of the terminal which divides, in profile, forming a 'V' shape. The leather strap would have been attached to the strap end by two circular sectioned rivets. Both parts of the V shaped union are present. The front of the strap end is decorated. However due to corrosion products, the original decoration is hard to i…
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-2FEB01
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy probable strap end of probable Early Medieval dating (c. AD 600 to AD 1200). The probable strap end has been made from a piece of sheet copper alloy metal. It is sub rectangular in shape. The lower end has the outer corners folded into the centre. Possible zoomorphic decoration is present on the front of the strap end. The strap end measures 34.1 mm in length, 12.0 mm wide and 1.3 mm thick. It weighs 2.0 g. The possible strap end is a dark green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement, whilst within the plough soil, has r…
Created on: Friday 12th September 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th September 2014
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Record ID: WMID-D4D9F2
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper-alloy strap-end with silver rivets, of 9th-century date, now slightly bent. Description: The strap-end is made from a piece of copper alloy with a split attachment end. This is shaped around two well-preserved silver rivets whose heads are of different sizes. Below the rivets is a semi-circular or fan-shaped field, engraved with a trilobate motif. When the strap-end is held with the rivets uppermost, the trilobate motif appears to be a plant with drop-shaped centre (apex upwards) with a leaf to either side. Below the fan-shaped field, the body of the strap-end …
Created on: Tuesday 15th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 9th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rugby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-9254E3
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy probable strap end, of Early Medieval dating (8th to 11th Centuries AD). The strap end is rectangular in plan, and section. Both long edges are complete, whereas both short ends are incomplete, exhibiting old, predepositional breaks. The top edge exhibits the remains of four circular perforations (holes). The main part of the strap end comprises a rectangular panel with interlace decoration. The areas between the interlace strands is recessed. The reverse is plain and undecorated. A row of four partially drilled holes, located centrally on the reverse, …
Created on: Friday 19th July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Warwickshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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