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Record ID: BM-EE0045
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold gold Early-Medieval pseudo-Imperial solidus of Justinian I (AD 527-565), dating to the period c.AD 527-565. Obverse: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P NC, Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globe cruciger and shield. Reverse: VICTORI-A AVGGG, Angel standing facing holding chrismon topped staff and globe cruciger, a star to the right. Mintmark: - *//CONOC (C reversed) Diameter: 21mm; Weight: 4.43g. For the official prototype of Justinian from Constantinople cf. MIBE p.113, no. 7. This is probably a Merovingian pseudo-Imperial issue, cf. Belfort no. 5234passim.
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Louth Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-D2E88D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Early-Medieval pseudo-Imperial tremissis of Justinian I (AD 527-565), dating to the period c.AD 527-565. Obverse: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC, Diademed and cuirassed bust in paludamentum right. Reverse: VICTORIA ACVSTORVI, Victory walking right looking left holding wreath and globe cruciger. Mintmark: - *//COM(OB) Diameter: 14mm. Weight: 1.48g. For the official prototype of Justinian from Constantinople cf. MIBE p.115, no. 19. This is probably a Merovingian pseudo-Imperial issue, cf. MEC I, pp. 464-465, pl. 18, nos. 356-357; Belfort cf. no. 5285.
Created on: Monday 4th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: BM-7E5702
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver object, probably a finger ring dating to the tenth to eleventh centuries AD. The object comprises four circular-section cables, two plain and two beaded which have been twisted together to form a cable. The cable is bent into a semi-circular shape and at both ends, the individual wires have been broken. The object has a length of 14.5mm and a width of 17.7mm. It has a maximum thickness of 2.9mm. The object weighs 1.76 grams. The form is a miniature version of Viking-period gold and silver neck and armrings of around the 10th-11th centuries, like those from Skaill,…
Created on: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
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Record ID: BM-F66EA5
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unusual copper-alloy pin with perforated head, dating to the period AD 900 to 1000. The pin possesses a flat lozengiform head with a central, circular piercing. The head extends to a circular-section stem which tapers to a point. Compare with an example recovered from the Piercebridge excavations (No. 179, Fig. No. 140). See Allason-Jones archive report downloaded from the ADS - pdf/Ch11DMetal_Text.pdf Compare with YORYM-C3BFBE which notes that although such pins are considered to be Irish in origin, their presence in the UK is reflective of Viking activity. Several flat headed pi…
Created on: Saturday 15th August 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: BM-4E550E
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Tubular casting of silver, broken at both ends and with cast decoration on all external surfaces and one glass inlay remaining; maximum length 38mm; width 14.5 mm. There appears to be gilding and this is neither confirmed nor denied by the scientific report. Part of the original upper edge remains together with a broken hole for an attachment rivet, showing that this is a discrete finial or decorative terminal. The broader part of the tube consists of three panels of similar six-strand interlace in low relief which taper slightly to a narrow collar above a prominent rounded collar (le…
Created on: Friday 6th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 6th February 2015
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Record ID: BM-2B4248
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Anglo-Saxon, biconical bead made from wire mesh. This appears to be attached to two gold loops, which frame the aperture through which, for instance, the thread of a necklace may have been fed. It is difficult to discern the exact construction of the object, as the wire is stuck to soil, which appears to fill the bead. Microscopic investigation showed, however, that the bead may have been composed of two layers: an inner, sheet gold layer and the outer wire mesh applied over it. The inner, sheet gold layer is only visible in one place and it is therefore impossible to say whethe…
Created on: Tuesday 30th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: BM-4C0345
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy wrist clasp dating to the sixth century AD. The clasp comprises a flat, rectangular bar, the upper surface of which is decorated with two grooves which run its length. Four openwork, flat circular plates with central circular perforations extend from one side of the bar. From the other, two fragmentary trapezoidal lugs are visible. The clasp measures 36mm in length, 16mm in width and 2mm in thickness. It weighs 4.6g.
Created on: Saturday 20th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: BM-4862D6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy florid cruciform brooch dating to the sixth century AD. The fragment measures 50mm in length, and a maximum of 28mm wide and 3mm thick. Helen Geake comments: 'There is a parallel from Driffield in Martin 2015, pl. 29.1. It belongs to type 4.3.2 which appears to be a north eastern type. but as far as I can see the fragment of foot seems a bit bigger than the other fragment. A second fragment from Piercebridge may represent part of the same brooch (BM-484402) although it appears to originate from a slightly smaller example.'
Created on: Friday 19th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: BM-484402
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy florid cruciform brooch dating to the sixth century AD. The fragment comprises the head, the bow and a portion of the foot. The brooch measures 81mm in length. The head is 39mm in length, 52mm in width and 7mm thick. The bow is 20mm at its widest and 4mm thick. The foot is a maximum of 27mm long, 31mm wide and 6mm thick. Helen Geake comments: 'Despite the head being rectilinear and not at all 'cruciform', the decoration shows that it's developed out of 3 knobs all with two little circles - possibly intended as a human mask. There's a similar example from…
Created on: Friday 19th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: BM-B8C33E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy small-long brooch dating to the late fifth or early sixth century AD. The fragment comprises the head and bow. The foot is missing and the brooch is in general very worn. The head is 29mm in overall width and comprises a small square central panel with three flat semi-circular knobs attached by short stems. There are hints of lines of punchmarks around at least one side of the central panel, and possibly across the base of the uppermost knob too (above the stem) but the amount of wear makes this uncertain. On the reverse is a single pin bar lug, pierced from…
Created on: Saturday 13th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
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Record ID: BM-7C4457
Object type: ASSEMBLAGE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sword pommel cap: Pommel cap made from thin gold sheet over a probable copper-alloy (or possibly iron) base. The sloping shoulders of the pommel are straight (or very slightly concave) but the apex is convex and curved. The filigree work is set on flat triangular backplates, with other parts of the pommel covered with separate pieces of thin gold sheet. One face of the pommel cap has a central lozenge-shaped setting, now empty. A fragment of corroded iron tang projects from the underside of the pommel. Length of pommel 49.8mm, height c. 13mm, thickness 8.7mm, weight 19.6g. The face…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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Record ID: BM-11BCC0
Object type: ASSEMBLAGE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Excavations were undertaken by English Heritage in 2003 and 2004. This work revealed a number of Anglo-Saxon inhumations, part of a larger cemetery dating to the 6th century AD. One of the graves, that of an adult female aged 25-35 contained a number of grave goods including a silver spoon (containing more than 10% precious metal), thus falling into the treasure category. Description: Anglo-Saxon silver spoon in three pieces: bowl, handle and small triangular-shaped fragment from spoon bowl. The bowl has two perforations close to where it joins the handle and it also appears that a…
Created on: Friday 17th October 2014
Last updated: Thursday 26th February 2015
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Record ID: BM-115871
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
1. (SF 4022). A fused group of three coins. The two outer coins of the stack (Coins A and C) are both Lunettes type pennies of Burgred, King of Mercia (852-874), but the middle coin (Coin B) is heavily corroded, largely obscured by the other two and unidentifiable in its current condition. One obverse face and one reverse face are visible on the two outer coins (Coins A and C respectively). Coin A has cracked and about 40% of the coin has broken off, but is preserved and fits neatly back into position. The reverse of this loose fragment is completely illegible. Two smaller fragments …
Created on: Friday 17th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 17th October 2014
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Record ID: BM-99B839
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy object, possibly a harness loop dating to the Early Medieval period. The loop comprises a lozengiform loop which is oval in section. Each angle of the loop is decorated with a domed knop. Three are similar in size, with the fourth being slightly smaller. The loop measures 30mm in length and width and a maximum of 7mm in thickness. The internal diameter of the loop measures 11.7mm. The object weighs 14.7 grams. A glass object similar to this was found during the excavation of the temple of Isis and Magna Mater in Mainz and therefore may imply this object is both Roman an…
Created on: Friday 5th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Record ID: BM-933343
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged cast copper-alloy buckle with integral plate, probably of late early-medieval date. The frame D shaped with a trefoilate, sub-zoomorphic protrusion at the outer edge. The lip is recessed on its lower surface, with a central pin groove on the upper, internally. The frame is bevelled externally on the upper surface, bevelling echoed internally on the lower. Most of the frame has been lost between the plate and the protrusion to one side; the protrusion has been bent down slightly as a result of old damage. The plate is narrower (W.: 13.6mm), broadly rectangular in form. Adja…
Created on: Thursday 27th October 2011
Last updated: Thursday 3rd November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Exton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-138695
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Object Date: 9th century Description: Brooch fragment Silver fragment of a circular object, probably a silver disc brooch. Ca. one fifth of the original object is preserved. Remains of one boss on the front, surrounded by ?iron corrosion products, perhaps the remains of the filling of the boss. The rivet stump from the boss is visible on the back. The mount was engraved with floral ornament, which retains some remains of niello inlay, and featured openwork apertures. It has a beaded rim and the back is plain. Discussion: The rounded shape suggests that this may be a fragment fro…
Created on: Friday 21st October 2011
Last updated: Friday 21st October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heckington area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-83BA92
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Date: Late 6th-early 7th century Finder: Museum of London Archaeology Service Date of discovery: 13th November 2007 Circumstances of discovery: during controlled excavation in advance of redevelopment Description: Part of a bent tubular or hemispherical object of silver, copper alloy or of tinned/silver plated copper alloy; this needs to be tested in order to determine whether it qualifies as Treasure or not. At the wider end is a flat fragment with one perforation and part of another. Also present (though not shown on the X-ray plate), is another fragment of flat p…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 30th November 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-838B95
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
This report concerns a coin brooch reported as possible Treasure at the beginning of August 2008. The brooch is made of an Anglo-Saxon silver penny of the Short Cross type of Cnut (1016-35), issued in the later part of Cnut's reign by the moneyer Thurulf of Stamford. The coin has been gilded on the reverse and has been pierced four times so that brooch fittings could be secured to the obverse with rivets. This is part of a growing body of similar finds from the mid eleventh and twelfth centuries, although this particular example uses a slightly earlier coin type than other examples…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bosham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BM-81BD21
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete disc brooch with straight-sided rim, made of silver, copper alloy and other as yet unknown materials; the complete pin and catch plate survive intact on the back. While the X-rays are unclear due to corrosion and the presence of the pin, the design figures a central boss set with white calcitic material (possibly shell or cuttlefish) within a series of broader and narrower bands. The first ring is broad and appears to have six small, equally spaced settings, possibly rectangular. Outside this is a narrower ring, but no obvious settings. The hinge mechanism is un…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'City of Westminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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