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Record ID: NMGW-B1A80D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval silver coin Aethelraed II penny CRVX typeBMC iii a, North 770 (c. 991-7) [ M].OGI[ ] Uncertain moneyer; uncertain mint (possible mints: Gloucester [GL--], Ilchester [GIFELSCT] or Ipswich [GIPESWIC]) 0.70g, incomplete and in two fragments
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-1A8385
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval copper alloy buckle probably of Anglo-Scandinavian type and 11th century date The cast openwork buckle is incomplete, missing the frame (with a length of 38.5mm and a weight of 8.1g). The front plate is sub-rectangular (22.2mm wide, 25.2mm long and 2.2mm thick) with sides converging slightly towards the integral pin and recessed at the corners. The attachment edge has a grooved border and central slot perforation. The plate has intricate decoration in Urnes-Style comprising cast ornament now worn and corroded and encompassing closely-spaced circular perforations. The dec…
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-DAB2C6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval silver coin PENNY OF ÆTHELSTAN I OF EAST ANGLIA (c.827 - c.845) Obv. +EDELZTANREX; diademed bust r.; 'neck' formed by a single row of six pellets, chin and mouth by single pellets Rev. +Mo.N | MONE | T:.A in three lines, separated by horizontal lines of pellets with hooked ends, the text of the middle line inverted. (The letter 'N' appears throughout as 'H'.) Weight: 1.27g; Die-axis: 315º approx.. Portrait type, c.827-30; North 437 var., cf. BMC 5; Naismith E31.1c. The coin appears to be from the same obverse die as Naismith E31.1c (recorded and illus…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 11th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-DA579E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The cast brooch frame is near-complete but the pin is missing and the frame is comparatively insubstantial (with an overall length of 57.6mm, an overall width of 62.2mm and a weight of 10.6g). The oval hoop (58.8mm external width) is of flattened-oval section (3.4mm wide and 1.9mm - 2.4mm thick), widening slightly as it approaches the terminals. There is no decoration evident on the hoop but there is an impact groove near the left terminal, possibly from a hammer blow. There is a slight step from the hoop to the integral terminals extending as far as an incised border, giving the impr…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 11th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-799430
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a complete finger-shaped metal ingot with rounded ends of silvery-grey appearance. The underside and a slightly rounded profile, and two indents may assaying nicks. The upper surface is slightly convex, with a small area of pitting, consistent with the ingot having been cast in an open mould (stone, ceramic or earth). There is further evidence for nicking on the side of the ingot - an interventions sometimes undertaken in antiquity to test purity. Length 47.1mm; width 9.4-12.4mm; depth 6.3 - 9mm; weight: 20.01g. As simple moulds for such ingots are found on s…
Created on: Friday 7th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-3E31B4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The mount comprises a gold baseplate, slightly crumpled, cut to a curved tapering form with a straight wide end, to fit the recessed cell of a (now missing) gilt bronze or silver penannular or pseudo-penannular brooch. The outer face of the baseplate is decorated with a spherical blue glass bead set in a gold collar, and a pattern of S- and Z-scrolls delineated by beaded wire (filigree) and other motifs (C-scrolls with central scrolled stems) within a plain beaded wire border. To one side of the bead is a now empty rectangular collet. The overall length of the base-plate is 22.5mm;…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-1C87EE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval cast copper alloy brooch of Early Anglo Saxon saucer type and of 5th or 6th century AD date The brooch is incomplete missing the pin and fittings and much of the rim and is a comparatively substantial example (with a maximum surviving diameter of 42.0mm, a maximum surviving depth of 7.5mm and a weight of 30.6g). Only a small part of the rim survives (30mm long, giving a depth of 7.2m and a height of 4.2mm). There is an undecorated border at the base of the rim except for the suggestion of punched dots on the inner edge of the border. Inside the border is a loosely-repeat…
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-038729
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~The ingots are all silver and comprise three complete and one fragmentary finger-shaped metal ingots with rounded ends, of silvery-grey appearance. The combined weight of this component of the hoard amounts to 115.09g, representing some 90% per cent of the total surviving weight of the hoard (127.77g). This points to a primary purpose of silver storage. The ingots are described individually: Ingot 1: thin finger shaped ingot with rounded underside and flatter top (slight central indent, probably an assaying nick). One end of the ingot has been chopped off. Maximum length 55.8mm; …
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Saturday 21st November 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-07268F
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early medieval, Viking weight of 9th or 10th century date The weight comprises a cut fragment of ornamental enamelled copper alloy metalwork set into a lead base and is near-complete, missing much of the enamel (with a weight of 116.3g). The lead base is flat and sub-oval (36.5mm x 27.5mm) and the sides are slightly concave and convergent to the top face with a sub-rectangular section (19.0mm thick). A decorated enamelled copper alloy mount, now of sub-triangular form is surmounted into the lead (27mm long and 19mm wide). The mount is decorated with geometric motifs. The lower mo…
Created on: Friday 27th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-47CC9D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval silver coin Sceat, Early 'Porcupine' type; Series E, variety G3 (c. AD 695-710) Continental, probably Dorestad (present day Utrecht province of the Netherlands) 1.17g
Created on: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 18th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-DD2C4E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval copper-alloy long brooch of cruciform type and of Early Anglo-Saxon date, probably of mid-5th to mid-6th century date. The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the incomplete head and bow only (with a surviving length of 45.7mm, a depth of 16.8mm and a weight of 12.4g). The missing spring was secured around a single pierced lug on the rear of the central panel. Traces of iron corrosion around the lug indicate that an iron spring and pin were used. The head is incomplete, missing one side knob and much of the wing with an ancient break and rounding of fractures possi…
Created on: Friday 13th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-65B987
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A middle early-medieval copper-alloy brooch of 8th- to early 9th-century date. The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the distorted upper bow and part of the spring only (with a surviving distorted length of 30.3mm, a surviving depth of 14.9mm and a weight of 2.5g). The circular-sectioned spring is integral to the bow and has one and a half surviving coils before the break (with a surviving width of 5.0mm and a diameter of 1.8mm). It is now unclear whether the missing chord was external or internal. The bow is of sheet copper alloy (1.0mm thick) with one surviving side, which is…
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 28th April 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-66F662
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon copper alloy stirrup terminal mount of middle to late 11th century date The mount is one of a pair which would have decorated the terminals of an iron stirrup. The mount is complete (with a length of 46.4mm and a weight of 19.2g) and the rear of the mount is open-backed and would accommodate a circular sectioned stirrup (with a socket length of 40.3mm and of 7.3mm diameter). The interior of the terminal is angled to produce a slight under-cut ledge. There is no evidence for the iron remnants of the stirrup within the socket. The mount depicts an elabo…
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-F408B2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval copper alloy mount of Anglo-Saxon style, possibly a shield boss mount and probably dating to the 5th to 7th centuries AD The mount is circular and is complete, but much of the iron backing is lost (with a diameter of 30.5mm, a maximum depth of 9.0mm and a weight of 15.4g). The mount appears to have had a composite backing, possibly comprising a copper alloy ring riveted in three places to the rear of the mount with iron rivets. Attached at the rear are fragments of iron plate, possibly the remnants of a shield boss. At the centre of the rear, is a circular indentation (…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-45A67E
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy zoomorphic strap-end possibly of Early Medieval, 11th century date The strap-end is complete (with a length of 27.5mm and a weight of 11.8g) but is heavily-corroded. The strap-end depicts a beast's head, cast in the round with narrowed snout, a central groove on the brow and conjoined C-shaped mouldings for ears (giving the strap-end a maximum width of 10.9mm, where it has a thickness of 8.9mm). There is the suggestion of an incised eye, on one side but is now corroded and all other detail has been lost. The underside is undecorated and gently concave. The attachment e…
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th August 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-22CFAA
Object type: ARMLET
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The penannular arm-ring fragment is of Hiberno-Viking type, and has the form of a broad flat band of silver or rectangular cross-section, 3mm deep, with punched ornament on one face. The expanded mid-portion of the arm-ring tapers to the one complete and now severed ends. The outer face is ornamented with a row of vertical transverse bar-stamping to either side of a central diagonal cross, the punch having a plain centre, between toothed edges. The arm-ring now measures 70mm in length (both ends missing), with a minimum width of 12mm and maximum central width of 18mm. The arm ring doe…
Created on: Tuesday 11th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C98B8B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (Late Anglo-Saxon) copper alloy strap-end of late 8th to 11th century date The strap-end is of Thomas' (2003, p 4)[1] Class B, Type 1 and is complete but is slightly distorted (with a length of 37.5mm and a weight of 3.4g). The strap-end is widest at the split attachment end (at 8.5mm wide and 4.3mm deep), which is near-straight and the two attachment rivets remain in place. The sides of the strap-end converge towards the terminal (to a minimum width of 5.5mm where it has a thickness of 1.6mm). The shaft is mostly undecorated but had three sets of parallel incised li…
Created on: Friday 7th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 7th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-37B023
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval silver coin Silver sceatta; Series X; wodan head / monster Danish or perhaps an English copy (c. 700-750) 1.18g, corroded
Created on: Friday 31st October 2014
Last updated: Friday 31st October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-517156
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval (Hiberno-Norse) copper alloy pin from a ringed pin, probably of 9th to 12th century date The pin is near-complete, missing the loop but is distorted (with a distorted length of 90.3mm, a straightened length of approximately 151mm and a weight of 11.9g). The top of the loop is missing and the interior of the loop would have accommodated a circular frame (with a diameter of 4mm). The pin shaft is circular-sectioned for approximately half of its length before becoming flat sectioned at the tip half. There is a slight swelling around the loop (of 5.3mm diameter), after w…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-699007
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable vessel fragment, possibly a handle of Early Medieval date The object is incomplete, broken at one end (with a surviving length of 101.9mm and a weight of 197.7g). The possible handle is of D-shaped section at the break (26.8mm wide and 14.7mm thick) and has straight, slightly converging sides towards the terminal. The face is near flat, slightly concave along its length and is decorated with a panel within a raised border, comprising an interlace design in sunken relief. It is likely that the interlace depicts two intertwined beasts and appears to have a rear facing head a…
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Thursday 9th October 2014
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