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    • Material: Gold
    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: NMS-73964C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pale gold tremissis of the moneyer Ebromarus of uncertain Merovingian location, perhaps Amillis in the Seine-et-Marne region or Ampilly in the Cote d'Or, weight 1.39g, probably circa AD650-60
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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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: DENO-459ADD
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Part of a cast gold buckle-plate or belt mount, carrying a single recessed rectangular panel, which contains a bold design of two transitional Style I/Style II bird heads. The birds face each other across the top of the panel with their prominent curving beaks springing from a small and poorly defined head. Each eye is formed from a single small punch-mark. The necks are delineated by two raised bands that run parallel to the edges of the plate, turning the corner to end at the midpoint where they are separated from each other by a single slash. The surviving edge is pie…
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-F287F9
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case: 2017 T680 Description: A strip of gold sheet decorated with applied filigree ornament, now broken into two joining pieces. The strip was originally sub-rectangular in shape and is slightly distorted. The upper surface is decorated with a repousse interlacing design, the raised parts of which are enhanced with applied gold beaded wire, comprising a thicker strand between two finer stands. A border comprising a single strand of gold beaded wire runs around the outer edge of the strip. The reverse side is plain but the repousse indentations of the design are visible. …
Created on: Monday 31st July 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th October 2017
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Record ID: LIN-39515F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger ring dating to the Middle Saxon period (circa 720-850). The ring is formed by a simple band, circular in plan and in section. The ring is undecorated, and is now slightly misshapen. External diameter: 21mm. Thickness 1mm. Weight 1.74g.
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Louth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-938F3D
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case 2005 T392 Date: Late 9th-11th century Description: A gold ingot of short, sub-rectangular section, the top and bottom faces hammered flat and there are also hammer marks on the sides. It would have been cast in a simple open mould either roughly cut in stone, or perhaps drawn in the earth with a stick. Discussion: Viking period gold ingots are more unusual than silver. A large number of silver ingots of the Viking period have been found mainly in hoards in England, Ireland and the Netherlands, as well as in Scandinavia. Silver ingots from the region of the Danelaw were…
Created on: Thursday 8th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Leverton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-92C3BB
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case 2000 T199 Date: First quarter of the 7th century Description: Boar's head terminal made of gold and inlaid with garnets. The board's head is damaged at the back where it has been torn away from a larger object. Its structure is complex: the shape of the head is built up using deep cells with robust walls which are soldered onto a sturdy base-plate. The cells are largely covered by sheet gold except where they contain small, well cut garnets which are skillfully used to create the boar's characteristic features: the tusks are clearly defined with triangular garnets, slas…
Created on: Thursday 8th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nornay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-801ECF
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A sheet gold zoomorphic artefact of unidentified function likely dating to the 9th-10th century AD. Description:It is sub-rectangular in form and consists of a slightly domed sheet of gold with a flat back-plate. The artefact is slightly crushed and distorted with a large lateral crack slightly off of the central line. The back-plate has come away from the upper sheet at one end, and there is a gap between the two elements at the other end. The object appears to be largely hollow, although some material - perhaps soil - is visible inside. Two lateral perforations, one on each side, ha…
Created on: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 25th August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-694A6C
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: The round pendant has a border formed by two strands of pleated wires set alongside each other, giving the impression of a gold filigree plait. Four additional plaits form arches from the border inwards and touch a fifth plait, which is framing a central setting. This is now empty but would originally have held a paste, shell or semi-precious gem. A grooved strip is attached to the top and back of the pendant, forming a suspension loop. The back is plain. Diameter (excluding loop): 37mm; weight: 5.2g. Surface analysis indicated a gold content of approximately 70%. Discus…
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: WMID-D27DCC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated an approximate gold content for the brooch (?) of 76%; it weighs 7.87 grams. The brooch (?) consists of a base-plate of circular gold sheet with a three-dimensional figure of a crouching, four legged animal (a feline?) mounted along the diameter and buttressed by a pair of supporting zoomorphic heads on either side that rise and curve inwards from the base. The base has a decorative border formed by two filigree wires with a thicker wire soldered between and on top of them with a thicker wire soldered between and on top …
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-43EE37
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: Gold necklace pendant inlaid with a garnet. The pendant is composed of a thin squared back-plate with rounded corners whose contours are closely followed by a frame of heavy beaded wire. This surrounds a square collet made from a strip of gold whose ends overlap beneath/below the suspension loop. The cell holds a square-cut plate garnet whose surface is slightly damaged. The garnet appears to be set over decayed silver foil. The ribbed suspension loop is poorly cut to a point to the back where it is soldered to the back plate. The front of the loop is displaced from its or…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hammerwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-C33FB2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger-ring of late Early-Medieval date. The ring is composed of two plain circular-sectioned rods twisted together with two finer beaded wires which are twisted in between, resulting in alternating plain and beaded bands. The rods taper in diameter towards their ends which are hammered together to form a flattened join. The join is expanded and bears a decoration of four annular stamps. This ring is of a late Viking type dating to the 10th and 11th centuries, and possibly into the early 12th century in Scandinavia. Similar rings recorded under the Treasure Act include …
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 31st July 2017
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Record ID: IOW-9C8803
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold Early-Medieval pseudo-Imperial tremissis, probably of Justinian I (AD 527-565), dating to the period c.AD 527-565. Obverse: D N IVST-INIANVS (A)V[], Diademed and cuirassed bust in paludamentum right. Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory walking right looking left holding wreath and globe cruciger. Mintmark: - *//CONOB Diameter: 13.4mm. Weight: 1.39g. DA=12:6. For the official prototype of Justinian from Constantinople cf. MIBE p.115, no. 19. This is possibly an Ostrogothic pseudo-Imperial issue (cf.MEC I, p. 432, nos. 123-124), although cf. MEC I, p. 464, nos. 355-…
Created on: Monday 15th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-E5C9B7
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold early-medieval coin pendant utilising an imitation of a gold Byzantine solidus of Justinian I (527-565), 'VICTORI-A AVCCC H' with officina letter reverse type, angel standing facing, holding jewelled cross and cross on globe; star in right field; *//CONOB. Likely Visigothic copy of Dumbarton Oaks vol. I, p. 67, no. 3g (AD 527-538). Description: The pendant is roughly circular and has a suspension loop with four longitudinal ribs soldered to the upper edge roughly 12 o'clock of the coin's obverse, directly above the emperor's head. The pendant remains in good condition although …
Created on: Wednesday 12th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Ashford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-EB5D55
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure reference no. 2016 T980: a gold ingot. The ingot is sub-rectangular in plan, and has been snipped at both ends. The underside is smooth and flat, while the upper side is slightly domed, being made of a series of flat, rectangular panels or hammer marks. This item was found in cultivated land within a concentration of objects dating to the early Anglo-Saxon period. A smaller number of Middle Saxon artefacts and coins were also found within this concentration. A possible date of circa 500-850 is therefore given for this ingot. Length: 17.4mm, Width: 6.43mm, Thickness: 2.07mm, …
Created on: Wednesday 30th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton Ross', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-C6D398
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval (late 6th to 7th century) gold Merovingian tremissis (c.580-670) minted at Quentovic (France) by Dagulfus (Prou 1122; Lafaurie 1996 Dagulfus type 2). Refs: Prou 1892: 246; Lafaurie 1996: 196-7.' Obv.: Left-facing diademed bust; inscription starts at 3 o'clock and is retrograde. Leg.: 'VVIC IN PO[N]TI[O]'. Rev.: Inscription around a central motif described by Prou as 'some kind of tree', Lafaurie as 'feuille de vesce' (vetch, a kind of plant group). Leg.: from 8 o'clock, 'DAFVLFVS MNT'. Measurements: 10.95mm diameter, 1.35mm thick and 1.40g in weight.
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-DD07EF
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold pendant. A discoid plate of beaten gold sheet with a separate wire rim, and with the upstanding sheet metal wall of a central circular cell, now empty, of internal diameter 11.5mm. A stone - perhaps a garnet - has been lost from the central cell, whose wall was slightly inclined inwards to clench its base. The sheet metal cell wall is c.0.5mm thick. The outer wire rim [of diameter 0.9mm] has parted from the sheet plate at one point, where its under-surface appears indented or billeted, and a similar appearance is also visible elsewhere when the two elements are distinguishable by …
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Burton upon Stather', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-AE4897
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case : 2016 T1031 Description: An incomplete gold jewellery element of unidentified function (see Discussion). The artefact comprises an elongated oval-shaped plate made from thin gold sheet, with integral attachment loops at either end. One loop retains a double-looped hinge fitting. One side of the plate is plain and generally flat, with some distortion. The other side is decorated with applied filigree ornament surrounding a raised central setting of cloisonné enamel, contained within a gold collar. The setting comprises a quatrefoil motif, formed from a central circula…
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-C7A068
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete early medieval Merovingian gold tremisis of the 'National' coinage dating to the late 6th or 7th century, c.AD 580 - 670, moneyer and mint uncertain.
Created on: Friday 4th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-B0AD94
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold ingot. A thin [c.0.8mm] strip of beaten gold, neatly folded four times to produce a small rectangular billet. The beating of precious metal into ingot forms is particularly associated with the Vikings, and in the context of the Torksey area, with an attested encampment and numerous associated finds, an ascription to that period seems credible. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1050. In view of its material and suspected date this object is to be submitted to the Treasure process, ref. TBC. Length: 10.8mm, Width: 7.4mm, Thickness: 3.2mm, Weight: 1.00gms
Created on: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Torksey', grid reference and parish protected.


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