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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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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Record ID: WMID-B9E524
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy, probable openwork strap end, of Late Early Medieval dating (AD 900 to AD 1100). The probable strap end is sub rectangular in shape, with a flat cross section. Chip carved decoration, creating raised triangles is present on the from of the strap end, with neillo inlay present. Four circular holes (with an internal diameter of around 1.4 mm) are present in the centre, two on either side of the strap end. The reverse is undecorated. It measures 17.6 mm in length, 13.8 mm wide and 1.6 mm thick. It weighs 1.5 g. The probable strap end is a mid green col…
Created on: Monday 13th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-B8BEBD
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete 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. The decoration is divided into five panels, with a lozenge at the centre. In…
Created on: Monday 13th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-A4D7E1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy strap end, of Early Medieval dating (c. AD 900 to c. AD 1100). The strap end is of a long, narrow tongue shape. It has a series of holes and bands running down its length, giving an openwork pattern probably representing a plant design, now quite debased. There is a thicker, sturdy band forming a frame around the outer edge of the strap end, which has raised bumps on both faces at intervals along its length. At the attachment end is a single rectangular plate projecting from the strap end. It is the spacer from between a front and back plate, both of wh…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2012
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
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Record ID: WMID-E49DC3
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap end, of Early Medieval dating (c. AD 900 to c. AD 1100). Approximately 25% of the strap end is present, consisting of the base of the tongue shaped strap end. It has a series of holes and bands running down its length, giving an openwork pattern probably representing a plant design, now quite debased. The strap end measures 25.47 mm in length, 25.06 mm wide and 3.14 mm thick. It weighs 7.4 grams. The strap end is a light to mid green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resul…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
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Record ID: WMID-C4E5D8
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy strap end, of Middle to Late Early Medieval dating (AD 750 to AD 1050). Around 90% of the strap end is present, with both ends being incomplete. The strap end has a wedge-shaped split end, with two rivet holes in both the front and back plates. The top edge is incomplete, resulting in three incomplete rivet holes and one complete one. These plates then narrow into the solid shaft, rectangular in section, which is decorated with four horizontal grooves across the lower third of the strap end. Below this, are two transverse grooves, above the animal-head te…
Created on: Monday 1st June 2015
Last updated: Monday 1st June 2015
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Record ID: WMID-70F369
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy zoomorphic strap end of Late Anglo-Saxon dating (9th Century AD). Around 75% of the strap end is present, with the split attachment end missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The strap end is sub oval (rectangle with flattened ends and bowed sides) in shape. The front of the strap end is decorated. Three panels of decoration survive. The upper and larger panel consists of a central pellet with four pointed oval petals extending from it. Interlace probable animals are present in each petal, with some surviving niello inlay. Between this large panel and th…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-727131
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rally ID: 401 A complete cast copper alloy Stirrup Strap Mount, of Late Saxon dating (11th Century AD). The stirrup strap mount is sub rectangular in plan and irregular in cross section. The front exhibits four (4) attachment holes: two positioned centrally at the base, and two at each upper corner. The top of the strap mount exhibits two beast heads, facing away from each, with the attachment hole serving as their eye. The bodies of the beast continue down the strap mount, with their tails interlocking together in a series of chevrons in the centre of the mount. Two feet are pr…
Created on: Thursday 14th April 2011
Last updated: Monday 21st September 2015
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Record ID: WMID-07DF63
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Stirrup Strap Mount, of Late Saxon dating (11th Century AD). The stirrup strap mount is sub triangular in shape and irregular in cross section. The front exhibits one (1) attachment holes: positioned centrally at the apex of the mount. The decoration is indistinct, but probably depicts an interlaced beast, with the head at the apex of the mount. Two feet are present on either side at the base of the mount. The back is concave and undecorated. A flange is present at the base, of the Common Right Angle Flange type (A) as catalogued by Williams (1997, p.25, …
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Thursday 21st August 2014
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Record ID: WMID-7ABD97
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy stirrup terminal, of Early Medieval (Anglo-Scandiniavian) in dating (11th Century AD). This object is sub-rectangular and 'C'-shaped in cross-section. The convex front is moulded in zoomorphic form representing a beast's head. The eyes and nose are very prominent and the mouth is absent. One eye exhibits a thin sheet of silver, as decoration. The base and back of the stirrup terminal has been enclosed by a strip of iron / iron corrosion. It measures 40.0 mm in length, 22.1 mm wide and 18.2 mm thick. It weighs 43.6 g. The stirrup terminal is a dark brow…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2016
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Record ID: WMID-8EF778
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Stirrup Strap Mount, of Late Saxon dating (11th Century AD). The stirrup strap mount is sub triangular in shape and irregular in cross section. The apex is incomplete, with the break across the top attachment hole. The front exhibits three (3) attachment holes: one (now incomplete) positioned centrally at the apex of the mount and two at the base, one containing the remains of an iron rivet. Minimal decoration is present on the front of the mount, consisting of a recessed thin border. Two bifid feet are present, one on either side, located at the base of …
Created on: Wednesday 29th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-D03918
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy terminal for a stirrup, of Late Early Medieval dating (c. AD 1050 - c. AD 1100) The terminal is sub triangular in shape. The terminal has an incomplete and hollow U-shaped back face that terminates in old breaks. From the base of the terminal projects the stylised beast, which has a rounded nose at the base, and two flattened semi circular crests (ears) towards the top of the terminal. It measures 38.02 mm in length, 22.04 mm wide and 12.47 mm thick. It weighs 27.6 grams. The stirrup terminal is a mid brown colour, with an even surface patina. Abr…
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2013
Last updated: Thursday 4th April 2013
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Record ID: WMID-4A43B7
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy terminal for a stirrup, of Late Early Medieval dating (c. 1050 - c. 1100 AD) The terminal is sub triangular. The terminal has an incomplete and hollow U-shaped back face that terminates in old breaks. From the base of the terminal projects the stylised beast, which has a long neck that curves round to face back up the stirrup, creating a circular aperture. Two flattened and rounded crests run from the top of the beast's head towards the foot of the terminal and on both faces of the terminal above the central aperture are moulded oval shaped indentations r…
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Sunday 12th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bidford-on-Avon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-B26B06
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy stirrup terminal, of Late Early Medieval dating (11th Century AD). The stirrup terminal is sub triangular in shape, with a hollow back. The back still contains the original lead solder, which would have been used to secure the terminal onto the iron stirrup. A projecting ledge is present at the base, which would have supposted the extermities of the foot plate of the stirrup. The front of the terminal is heavily abraded and little of the original decorative detail survives. It measures 34.8 mm in length, 14.8 mm wide and 14.7 mm thick. The sides are 1.…
Created on: Tuesday 20th May 2014
Last updated: Thursday 16th October 2014
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Record ID: WMID-9CF486
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy Stirrup Strap Mount, of Late Saxon dating (11th Century AD). The stirrup strap mount is sub rectangular in plan and irregular in cross section. The front exhibits five (5) attachment holes: two positioned centrally at the base, and three along the top (one at each corner and one in the middle). The front of the strap mount exhibits two or more possible beast heads, or a four legging creature, facing with tail extending upwards. The back is plain and undecorated. The strap mount measures 46.68 mm in height, 32.64 mm wide and 8.33 mm thick. The interna…
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 10th March 2015
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Record ID: WMID-721A28
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy stirrup strap mount of late early medieval dating (AD 1000 to AD 1100). The stirrup strap mount is sub square in shape, with a flat cross section. The front exhibits openwork decoration with a central animal head, with a further smaller head above and to the side. Projecting fixing loops are present at the top, one still containing an iron rivet. Lower fixing loops are located along the base, again, one still containing an iron rivet. The reverse is undecorated. It measures 40.4 mm in length, 31.3 mm wide and 6.2 mm thick. It weighs 21.2 g. The stirrup…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: WMID-83FFC0
Object type: STAFF
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy staff terminal, of early medieval to medieval dating. The terminal is circular in form, rectangular in section, hollow and with a short integrally cast rectangular socket projecting from its base. It has openwork decoration on both sides consisting of a ten pointed star with curved lines connecting each point. A central projection knop is present. Multiple small sub circular projecting knops or pellets are present as decoration along each curve and point. The side has an openwork zig zag design, with more of the semi circular pellets positioned as decoration on…
Created on: Thursday 4th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
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Record ID: WMID-77A22D
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete gilded silver pyramid mount of Early Medieval dating (first half of the 7th Century AD). Around 50% of the pyramid mount is present, consisting of the top (apex) and two sides (faces). The rest is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The mount is hollow and originally would have had a square base. The broken stub of a transverse bar, originally for a strap attachment, is preserved on the base. The two surviving faces of the pyramid mount are decorated with the same chip-carved design, comprising a hanging triangle at the tip of the face, with sub-trian…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellesbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-7940D3
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy possible openwork scabbard chape, of Late Early Medieval dating (11th Century AD). The fragment consists of two irregular shaped pieces of copper alloy. A circular sectioned copper alloy rivet holds both pieces together at one end, located towards the edge of an offset semi circle. Beneath this is another offset semi circle. At the base of the second semi circle, a vertical rectangle is positioned. It measures 27.0 mm in length, 11.5 mm wide and 5.4 mm thick. Each piece of copper alloy is 2.0 mm thick. The rivet measures 2.1 mm in diameter. It weighs …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
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Record ID: WMID-26E3E3
Object type: PLAQUE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gilt copper alloy plaque or inlay, of Early Medieval dating (AD 750 to AD 1200). The plaque is rectangular in shape, with moulded decoration (?Style 1) on the front. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The decoration on the front bears similarity to that of the Tiermensch or 'beastman' motif. The decoration consists of several motifs, each appears to be multistranded. Gilding survives in the recesses. It measures 26.6 mm in length, 13.0 mm wide and 1.9 mm thick. It weighs 2.8 g. The plaque is a dark green to gold colour, with an even surface patina. Several si…
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
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Record ID: WMID-E72EC3
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy head from a hair pin, of Early Medieval dating (700 to 900 AD). The hair pin consists of the head and a small section of the shank. The head is similar to that of Cool's Group 15 type (Cool, 1990, 164), consisting of a cube shaped head, covered by diamond and triangular shaped facets (Orthorhombic shape). Each of the sides has been decorated with a ring and dot stamp. The shank is circular in cross section and extends 14.4 mm below the head. A small circular collar is present just beneath the head, at the start of the shank. The hair pin is a mid to da…
Created on: Tuesday 21st January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th February 2014
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