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Record ID: HAMP-DC3C16
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete Late Early-Medieval (c.950-1050) copper alloy openwork strap-end or mount with separate iron rivets. It has broken transversely and the break is old and worn. The object is rectangular in shape and slightly concave to the reverse, which is undecorated. There is a rivet hole in each of the two original corners, one containing a corroded iron rivet while the other is empty and 2.1mm in diameter. The front of the object has moulded chip-carved decoration around three circular holes, two longitudinally placed along the centre (4.2mm diameter) and a third close to a corner of …
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hurstbourne Priors', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-D78CE8
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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Am incomplete early Medieval copper alloy strap-end dating to 800-1000 AD. Description: Thomas Class A, type 4. The strap-end is very worn amd the attachment end is missing. It is sub-oval in shape, and the terminal has a pointed snout. The surface consists of four rectangular panels with remains of champleve enamel inlay. The tip of the strap-end has a V-shaped incised line. Measurements: The strap-end is 39.6mm in length, 12.1mm in width, 2.5mm in thickness, and weighs 6.4g.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: KENT-C5C3A1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A complete Early Anglo-Saxon silver sceatt dating to c.700- c.765 AD, continental series, sub-group 1: Monopods type, series E, variety G4, E220. Obverse: quilled crescent right, cross pommee before pellet eyes facing appear to be on side of insect-like creature. Letters below CZW. Reverse: beaded standard containing four lines with central pellet in annulet. Abramson. G4, E220.
Created on: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-C3BFBE
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy pin of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 900 - 1000. The pin comprises a flat kite-shaped head with small rounded knop protrusion to three points. The fourth point expands in to an integral circular sectioned shaft which terminates in a worn break. A worn raised collar is present at the junction between the head and the shaft. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The pin is 59.6mm long, the head is 12.8mm x 2.2mm wide, the shaft is 2.6mm in diameter and weighs 3.2g. These pins are considered to be Irish in origin, but their discovery in this country is re…
Created on: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-C34436
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy pin of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 700 - 900. The pinhead is polyhedral, with ring and dot decoration. Four ring and dot motifs are present on one face, three on the opposite face and one on each of the two side faces. The smaller facets are undecorated. From the base of the head a circular sectioned shaft extends, tapering to a worn break. A worn raised collar is present at the junction between the head and the shaft. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The pin is 44.3mm long, the head is 8.2mm x 4.6mm wide, the shaft is 2.2mm in diameter and weigh…
Created on: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Record ID: IOW-B60706
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) buckle pin (c. 575-625). The loop is largely missing. This pin is a 'shield-on-tongue' type. The integral plate over the pin is shaped like a violin or fiddle. It is flat on the upper face with bevelled edges and flat on the underside. In plan, it has a rounded end then a waist formed by two rounded cut-outs (opposite each other), then a ridge at each side (opposite each other). The missing loop was made of iron and the remains of it can be seen embedded on the underside where there is also iron staining. The shaft of the pin is 'D'-shaped i…
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-B2F212
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy brooch of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 400 - 600. Possibly a small cruciform type brooch. The head is sub-rectangular with much of the original edge being lost to old, worn breaks. An integral broken loop projects from the centre of the reverse of the head. From the centre of the lower edge of the head plate a D-sectioned arched bow extends terminating in a worn break. A band of transverse linear decoration is present where the plate and bow meet. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The brooch is 31.7mm long, 15.2mm wide, 3.1mm thick and weighs 4.3g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-AF5BC0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver coin. Sceat, Series J type 85, Abramson J120, issue of 710-725, probably from York, in very good condition. Obverse description: Diademed bust right, large nose and eye, protruding jaw. Reverse description: Dove perched on cross, a ring and dot to either side of cross, four pellets below bill of bird. Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 1.12gms, die axis: 10
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-9B88BF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy Cruciform Brooch of Early Medieval date (AD 450-550). The object is composed of a central flat rhomboid headplate with a double incised line at the boundary between the plate and knops. Three knops extend from the plate while the lower aspect broadens and curves to form the body of the brooch. The body terminates above the foot, below two incised transverse lines, in an old and abraded break. The foot, pin, catchplate and partial aspects of the knops, are missing due to old and abraded breaks. An integral lug projects from the back of the headplate which wo…
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-979034
Object type: LINEN SMOOTHER
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Stone probable linen smoother. Fine compacted sandstone water-rolled pebble, collected, utilised and glossed by wear, more markedly on one side than the other. The size, fitted well to the hand, and the wear, resemble those characteristic of linen smoothers. These were made especially from glass in the Anglo-Scandinavian period, or from suitably fine-grained stones. They were used as rubbers to smooth linen in the later stages of its manufacture. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1100. Diameter: 76mm, Thickness: 22.5mm, Weight: 192.87gms
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-5D194B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small and incomplete cast copper alloy strap end dating to the early-medieval period (c. AD 750-950). The strap end is oval in plan and has a worn and vaguely zoomorphic snout. The central panel has a zoomorphic beast and punched dots, of which the form is not immediately discernable. At the attachment end of the strap end one rivet remains while the other rivet hole is broken. The reverse is plain and undecorated.
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-5A7B13
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy finger ring, made from a cut-down bracelet and dating to the late Roman period (late 4th - 5th century AD). The finger ring has been made by using one terminal end of a thin-stripped decorated bracelet, curved in to a circle to form a finger ring. The original bracelet had moulded decoration consisting of a large saltire on the expanded terminal with repeating diagonal ribs on the hoop. The opposing 'end' of the finger ring is undecorated showing that the bracelet originally had panels of alternating undecorated and decorated sections: As a bracelet this fragme…
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-4D9D3B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
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Early medieval issue of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912-973) dating from the latter part of his reign. Obv: Small cross pattee / +IMPERATOR Rev: mint in two lines / STRASBURG Reference: EMC 2017.0308
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockermouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-47F3B0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch. A small cast cruciform brooch comprising an onion-shaped separate collared top knop set over a small plain square head panel behind which a U-shaped lug retains rust from an iron pin [otherwise lost]. A plain and slightly expanded concavo-convex keeled mid bow of lentoid section has a pair of small nicks in its edges at its upper and lower ends. Below this, a narrow straight-sided lower bow expands gently towards a plain and rounded foot. This bears a further pair of indented nicks at its top, and finely incised horizontal lines in pairs, one pair below the nick, a…
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-47E0EA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver coin fragment. Penny, possibly of Ecgbehrt of Wessex (802-825) and of Wessex and other parts of south-east England (825-839). More than two thirds of flan lost. Obverse description: Bust diademed right. Obverse inscription: (--)CGB(--) Reverse description: unbarred letter A. Initial cross pattee. Reverse inscription: +L(---)[?]L Diameter (in excess of): 12.6mm, Weight: 0.40gms, die axis: possibly 12
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Normanby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-470F38
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy sleeve clasp. The hook part of a pair of cast bar-shaped clasps with three square panels divided by corrugated zones. A U-shaped attachment loop springs from the inner edge of each panel, and a central rectangular eye from the outer edge. Hines Form B12. This formed part of the Anglian woman's 'national costume', closing the sleeves of a long-sleeved garment, and is particularly associated with burials. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 500-600. Length: 34.6mm, Width: 16.4mm, Thickness: 2.4mm, Weight: 4.38gms
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-2EE1EE
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy strap end of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 750 - 950. The strap end is of Thomas' Class A, Type 2 being tongue shaped with a zoomorphic terminal. The opposite terminal is forked with a single central rivet for attachment. The upper surface of the strap end bears a raided rectangular panel of worn decorated which can no longer be determined. The zoomorphic terminal is in the form of a crude forward facing animal head with worn eyes and snout. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The strap end is 45.1mm long, 11.7mm wide…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-1B7A11
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap end. A small and [now] plain strap end with a beast head terminal and sides expanding in width up to a split end with the relicts of two attachment holes at its edge; now folded; very worn. An oval panel towards the wider end is all that remains of a decorative scheme. Thomas Class A Type 1. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 800-850. Length (as found): 24.7mm, Width: 10.7mm, Thickness: 1.2mm, Weight: 1.64gms
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-1A5577
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy, strap end, possibly Late Roman or Early Medieval in date, AD.350-500. The object comprises a tapering copper alloy plate. It has a rounded tip and a longitudinal ridge on the front face which gives the object a triangular cross section. The top of the object is bifurcated and forms two projecting rounded arms. Through each arm is a small iron rivet, both rivets have corroded away and filled the rivet holes with mineralised iron deposits. The front face of the strap end is decorated with ring and dot decoration that runs down the length in two lines converging at the tip…
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMS-1A17E1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably Middle Saxon finger ring formed from the lower part of the shank of a copper alloy pin. The ends overlap, one being pointed, the other broken and smoothed over. Diameter 16.5mm. Maximum diameter of cross-section 1.7mm. Weight 1.01g. 8th - mid 9th century.
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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