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Record ID: SOM-5D0BDC
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval copper alloy and garnet sword pyramid, a type of mount probablyused on the scabbard straps. It is square in shape with a base measuring 14.0 by 13.6mm, narrowing over its 6.8mm height to a 4.4 by 4.7mm apex set with a garnet. On the underside it is hollow to a depth of 4.1mm. A 3.9mm wide band runs across the centre of the hollow, level with the base. Each of the four sides is decorated in the same way. Incised lines mark a border following the trapezoid shape of the side. The border contains three deeply cut equilateral triangular indents, one in each corner and one at …
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bulkington CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-93BFBD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy early medieval (early Anglo-Saxon) annular brooch. Just under 1/4 of the original brooch survives. The hoop is 6.49mm wide and flattened. Its outer face is decorated with a row of small incised crescent-shapes running along the centre. One end terminates in an abrupt break and the other is more rounded, suggesting that it may be one side of a pin constriction Annular brooches appear in female graves, often in pairs, from the late 5th to 7th century, but the form with the slot is found primarily in contexts dating to c.AD 480-500, becoming less common into …
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3F601E
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy and silver mount of probable (early Anglo-Saxon) early medieval date. The mount is composed of an irregularly shaped flattened section of copper alloy with a separate circular silver disc applied to its outer face. Extending from the centre of the reverse of the copper alloy section is a short, circular cross-section attachment rivet. The copper alloy components are heavily corroded, while the silver disc survives in better condition. Given its associations the mount is likely to be of Anglo-Saxon date and may possibly be from a shield. The irregular shape of t…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3F4FAA
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy possible early medieval (early Anglo-Saxon) shield stud. It is flattened disc-shaped with a faceted integral rivet extending from the centre of the reverse. The outer face of the disc is covered with a white metal coating. The surface of the metal is slightly corroded. Dickinson and Harke (1992, 28, fig.18, no.a1) illustrate a very similar tinned copper alloy stud from Berinsfield grave 24 (Dickinson and Harke 1992, 28, fig.18a 1). They cite only limited dating evidence for non-figural gilt or silvered shield mounts, but a late 6th to 7th century range seems pr…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3AE4A2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an early medieval (early Anglo-Saxon) silvered, garnet and gold foil inlaid triangular buckle plate. Only the outer end of the plate survives. This has a concave reverse with a rim c.3.3mm wide around its outer edges. The toe of the plate is circular in shape (11.94mm in diameter) with a small circular hole through its centre where a separate boss was most likely attached originally. Behind this the outer face of the plate is decorated with a rectangular recess, c.3mm wide, running along each edge with a raised section - trapezoidal in shape and expanding towards its oute…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-C3BFBE
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-61770D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) cast copper-alloy and gilded button brooch (c. AD 500 - c. 550). Suzuki Class A3. Description: This brooch is circular in plan with a low rim. The upper surface of the brooch has a raised border, alongside the inside of the rim which has been punched with regularly spaced 'dots'. Within the border is a central chip-carved anthropomorphic forward facing mask in relief. The 'helmet' (or possibly hair) is a semi-circular shape. The eyebrows and nose are formed of a single element and the eyebrows are horizontal and the nose is a sub-triangular…
Created on: Sunday 29th October 2017
Last updated: Saturday 9th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Comms', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-F3054B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description Treasure reference 2017 T910: an Hispano-Visigothic silver buckle clasp dating to the seventh or first half of the eighth century. The clasp is a miniature version of the lyre-shaped type belonging to Ripoll's type D (G. Ripoll L√≥pez 1999, 'Symbolic life and signs of identity in Visigothic times', pp. 403-446 in P. Heather [ed.], The Visigoths from the Migration Period to the Seventh Century: An ethnographic perspective, Boydell Press, Woodbridge, fig. 11-5). The clasp is flat and comprises a sub-rectangular panel with an integral circular plate at the rear end. The sub…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-D12675
Object type: CRUCIFIX
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy crucifix. The object comprises a cast plate, originally cruciform in plan, (now damaged at the top), with the body of Christ appearing in near identically-moulded relief on both sides. The face has elongated, oval eyes, a large nose and a slit mouth. A triangular arrangement above the head, on the cross, has a perimeter formed of rectangular cells. Three dots, in relief, on the torso may represent nipples and navel, with the ribcage also emphasised. Alternatively, they may be a reference to the Holy trinity. Both arms are outstretched, and both terminate with enlarge…
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Sturton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-90005E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast early medieval gilt copper-alloy button brooch, dating to the period AD 450-550. It is probably of Suzuki's class B. The pin is missing and there is some surface damage. The upper surface of the brooch is decorated in relief with what is probably a stylised human head facing, lying within two clearly defined concentric raised ribs, with a roughly cast or damaged outer ring. The face has been damaged in the soil but appears to consist of an arched feature for hair or helmet, two dots for eyes, semi circular features for ears and roughly parallel raised ridges for mou…
Created on: Monday 25th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th October 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-399D7C
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but bent copper alloy pin with a kite shaped head dating from the Early Medieval period, ca. AD900-1100. The pin appears complete, but bent and all surfaces and edges are very worn. The head is lozenge shaped with circular/lozenge shaped knops at the rounded corners, and is flat. It has a tiny circular hole through the head. No other decoration is visible due to wear. Both faces of the head are identical. There is a flat collar between the head and the shaft. The shaft is circular in section and tapers towards the tip. These pins are considered to be Irish in origin, but …
Created on: Thursday 21st September 2017
Last updated: Friday 29th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bedale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-223798
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap end. A straight-sided strip with a rounded point at one end, straight at the other. The latter bears a round drilled hole of diameter 2.7mm, presumably to attach the plate to a strap and possibly to another metal component. Decoration comprises two neatly incised pairs of lines to either side of the fixing hole, and the object is polished by wear. Bent. The study of the sizes of buckles from Anglo-Saxon graves (e.g. Drinkall, in Drinkall and Foreman 1998, page 272) suggests increasing currency of narrow straps to be a feature of the 7th century. Suggested date: Earl…
Created on: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Keelby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-F65A99
Object type: CRUCIFIX
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy crucifix. A cast plate, originally cruciform in plan, (now damaged), with the body of Christ appearing in identically-moulded relief on both sides. The face has elongated, oval eyes, a large nose and a slit mouth. A triangular arrangement above the head, on the cross, has four sunken dots along each of its angled sides and is open to interpretation as to what it represents. Three dots, in relief, on the torso may represent nipples and navel, with the ribcage also emphasised. Alternatively, they may be a reference to the Holy trinity. One arm of the crucifix has been b…
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Sunday 24th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-964094
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small complete Early-Medieval cast copper-alloy buckle with near complete sheet metal buckle plate, dating from the late 6th to early 8th centuries AD. Description: The buckle is formed from a cast elongated oval frame with a circular cross-section and a small wire pin which droops slightly over the frame. The rectangular sheet copper-alloy buckle plate is undecorated and folded round the frame with a hole cut in the middle to allow the pin to be added. two rivet holes are present at the opposite end of the plate to the buckle. Both rivets are entirely missing. The entire set is hig…
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-7F1A27
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy great square-headed brooch of Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) date, c.AD 530 - 570. The brooch is decorated in relief Style I and fits into Hines Group XXII. Only a small portion of the head and foot plate remain to the upper and lower aspects of an arched bow. The remaining portion of the headplate is flat and sub-rectangular. It is decorated on the front surface with a raised rounded knop to the centre of the upper edge. Beneath this is a concentric rectangular border consisting of two raised ridges increasing in size on three sides above the arched bow. W…
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 4th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D8FBD7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy shoe shaped belt stud dating to the early Early-Medieval period, c.AD 450-600. Description: The studs consists of a 'shoe-shaped' plate with a flat face, round at one and long and pointed at the other, with a rounded concave waist. On the back are the remains of a projecting lug, originally with a pierced attachment hole for fixing to a belt. The lug has broken across this piercing. The front of the stud is heavily decorated with a cruciform motif made up of 5 aligned paired ring and dots from round end to where the narrow end gets to accommodate them a…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-AC16E8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete cast early Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon, c. 450-550) gilt copper-alloy button brooch probably of Suzuki's class B. Description: The brooch comprises a circular base with angled walls (turning outwards) surrounding it creating a 'saucer' shape. The face of the brooch is decorated in relief with a helmeted face within 3 concentric raised ribs. The helmet is formed by a horizontal line with a line at right angles at its centre dividing the apex of the face in two. Below are large bushy eyebrows and prominent nose formed by a T-shaped ridge with a wavy top bar with flicked …
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-AE9716
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Early-Medieval gilt copper-alloy small Kentish square-headed brooch dating to the early-mid 6th century, possibly c.AD 500-540. Description: The brooch survives only as an irregular shaped fragment representing part of the lower half/foot of the brooch, below the arched bow. On the back is the remains of the L-shaped catch plate. The fragment bears part of a central cross, the central bar of which would have run along the arch of the bow the horizontal arms possibly expanding towards the outside edges. Of what remains of the four quadrants the upper two contains parts …
Created on: Wednesday 9th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 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
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Record ID: WMID-B4329C
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy shoe-shaped mount of Early Medieval dating (AD 450 to AD 600). The mount is incomplete, missing the rear attachment lug. The front of the mount is broadly in the shape of an axe, with a broad curved edge and a narrow tapered and pointed opposing terminal. The object has semi-circular constrictions on each of the longest edges placed towards the curved edge. The mount is slightly concave on the underside and convex on the upper edge. On the reverse are the remains of a possible broken central lug. The mount measures 25.47 mm in length, 13.56 mm in width: 5.…
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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