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Record ID: NMGW-40A462
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Top fragment of a perforated whetstone. The stone has a bevelled end and straight sides. The perforation is oval and has an hour glass profile. Both faces are smooth and dished from use. One face has a facet running along one of the sides.
Created on: Tuesday 15th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-3CC177
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small square sectioned perforated lead weight. The weight is difficult to date but may easily be of Medieval or Early Medieval date.
Created on: Tuesday 15th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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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-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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Record ID: NMGW-888724
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval copper alloy sword pommel of late lobed form, probably of 10th or 11th century date The pommel has height of 24.10mm and a length of 51.92mm across the base which curves upwards at both ends and would have rested upon a concave pommel bar. The interior of the pommel has an oval opening (42mm x 10.5mm internal dimensions at the base). The apex of the pommel has an oval aperture (7.2mm x 6.0mm) to accommodate the protruding sword tang. The exterior is decorated with a larger central lobe flanked on each side with smaller lobes and terminal knops. The pommel demonstrates a…
Created on: Monday 15th May 2006
Last updated: Saturday 1st August 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-E9F623
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The object comprises the hilt and upper blade of an iron sword (overall length 235mm). The surviving blade length below the lower guard is 109mm; the blade is straight and two-edged, with a width of 52mm at top, tapering to 47mm at the break. To judge from the other blades (80-95cm long: Evison 1967, 189, Appendix), about 75% of its original length is missing. The blade profile cannot, therefore, help determine the form and date, which is reliant on the guard and pommel. The pommel is constructed in two sections, the upper pommel cap being of broad flat, trilobate form. It is fa…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-0969C1
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy sword pommel of late lobed form, probably of 10th or 11th century date. The base of the pommel curves upwards at both ends and would have rested upon a concave pommel bar. The interior of the pommel has a central oval opening, with an internal rounded step narrowing to a sub-rectangular aperture to accommodate the sword tang, and extending through the top of the pommel. The exterior is decorated with a larger central lobe flanked on each side with two smaller lobes. The pommel is somewhat irregular, with the smaller terminal lobe on one end being more substantial tha…
Created on: Thursday 11th September 2003
Last updated: Saturday 17th March 2012
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Record ID: NMGW-0D50A3
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Recorded at the Hidden Treasure Finds Day at National Museums & Galleries of Wales. Copper alloy Saxon strap end, probably dating to the 9th Century AD, and belonging to Thomas' Type A. The strap end is made on a strip of sub-triangular copper alloy sheet, with a single copper alloy rivet employed to secure the strap. The face is decorated with an eroded zoomorphic terminal before a panel, split along its length by an incised line, each side containing two short arcs. The greater part of the face is made up of panel containing an incised diagonal cross, the arms of which are in-filled…
Created on: Tuesday 11th November 2003
Last updated: Saturday 1st March 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-E94356
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy strap end of Early Medieval date, probably dating to the Anglo-Saxon period and of 9th to 10th century date. The strap end is of slightly unusual form and does not easily fit into Thomas' classification. The strap end was attached to the strap by means of a sawn opening (7mm deep) and secured by a single protruding iron rivet, which is still present. The strap end tapers to its terminal with converging sides, which expand at the terminal. On either side, below the strap slot are rounded knops. The face is decorated with a moulded triangular panel before a raised deba…
Created on: Wednesday 21st January 2004
Last updated: Sunday 4th May 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-29ACE1
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The strap-end is near complete, with some damage to the attachment end. The strap was secured within a V-shaped split (12mm long), which would have been attached by two rivets near the corners, now missing. The strap-end is widest at the attachment end (with a width of 8.1mm) with straight converging sides. The face is decorated with a crudely incised geometric and linear motif. The central area of the strap-end is plain with straight parallel sides and is of D-shaped section. The sub-triangular terminal is incised with a stylised beast's head, comprising semi-circular eyes near the s…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 25th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hannington', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-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-657977
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount, probably of 11th century date. The mount is likely to fall into Williams (1997) Class A, Type 2A. The mount is sub-triangular and convex in profile. Much of the surface detail has been lost, but it is possible to discern an animal head at the apex, above the upper fixing hole. There are a further two animal heads projecting from the corners at the base. The sides of the mount are slightly curved and without any projecting lobes. The lower fixing holes retain their iron rivets, and are positioned immediately above and inside the corner head projections. …
Created on: Tuesday 27th January 2004
Last updated: Sunday 31st May 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-6A0D70
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete Late Saxon cast copper alloy stirrup-strap mount, of class A, type 7 (Williams 1997), probably dating from 11th to 12th century. The mount is sub-triangular in shape with two pairs of lugs on the sides. The apex is rounded and pointed, and has suffered from erosion. These terminals typically incorporate a zoomorphic design, and a number of low ridges visible on the terminal are likely to be the remnants of facial features. Below the upper fixing hole, the raised border defining the sides, flare out forming scrolls. The interior of the mount displays the characteristic central…
Created on: Thursday 17th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 26th January 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-A7B175
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Anglo Saxon stirrup-strap mount, probably of 11th century date. The stirrup mount is copper alloy with a zoomorphic design. It has only one perforation through its upper apex, and in this respect, is unusual. While the mount could still be attached as a stirrup mount, it would be unstable, and may not have utilised a fitting behind the stirrup strap. The piece has a pentagonal design with the upper end rising in a sharp curve to a point, which surrounds the perforation. The bottom flange is narrow and at a right angle to the body of the mount - type A (Williams 1997). The design …
Created on: Friday 1st August 2003
Last updated: Friday 8th July 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-F2B0E5
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup strap mount, probably of 11th century date. The mount is of Williams (1997) Class B and likely to be of type 3, and possibly Group 4. The mount is openwork with a devolved zoomorphic design, which is now little more than a perforated central dome. The mount is trapezoidal with a height of 35.7mm and a maximum width at the top of 30.5mm (minimum width at the flange of 24.0mm). The openwork decoration along the sides has broken through at the edges. The flange is angled (Williams Type C) and has the remnants of two iron rivets in situ. Two further attachm…
Created on: Monday 9th May 2005
Last updated: Monday 13th February 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C20800
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Near-complete Late Anglo Saxon stirrup strap mount, probably of 11th century date. The stirrup is unusual with a beast's head protruding downwards from the base of the mount (23mm deep). One other example with a protruding head has been recorded from Stoke Hammond, Bucks (Williams D., 1997, no. 383, p84). Features on the head are now difficult to discern, but the cast decoration appears to depict a snarling snout with four sharp teeth protruding from the underside. The panel is concave with a surviving height of 32.4mm and parallel sides with a width of 32.6mm. The panel is decorated …
Created on: Monday 7th March 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 21st September 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-E8F8A8
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A loop-headed ringed pin, with slightly pitted, stripped surface and golden colour (typical of some beach finds). The ring has a dark corrosion layer on the surface, remnants of which also survive on the shaft. The ring is of 'fixed' type, with a constriction where it fits through the loop head of the pin; the pin can therefore swing, but not move freely around the ring. The ring is of lozenge cross-section, and is decorated with five groups of transverse incised lines. The pin has a raised transverse moulding at the junction of the loop head with the shaft. The shaft changes in cross…
Created on: Tuesday 8th December 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2011
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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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