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Record ID: LIN-2D80AB
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description Treasure reference 2018 T563: an Early Medieval silver Carolingian silver mount, partly gilded and inlaid with niello, and decorated with Carolingian-style plant ornament. The mount is oval in plan and domed at the front with high, curved sides. The domed surface is decorated in relief, with the higher-relief sections of the design inlaid with niello and the lower-relief sections gilded. The selective gilding appears to be deliberate, rather than the result of wear on the higher relief elements of the design. The domed surface is dominated by a raise cross motif. The arms…
Created on: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-FBCE47
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~A copper alloy (Anglo-Scandinavian?) oval buckle that has a bevelled underside and a zoomorphic protrusion to the front. The forward protrusion compresses of a long narrow triangular point that has two circular knops at the base that represent eyes, this probably represents the head of a bird. The centre of the forward edge is recessed to act as a pin rest. The rear of the buckle is expanded to form an interregnal buckle plate. This has a slot in the forward edge for the pin. To hold the buckle pin in place, in the middle of the slot there is a circular hole that passes form one side…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-E1BCC7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy and iron Viking strap fitting of Early Medieval date. The object is sub-triangular in plan, expanding at either end and waisted in the centre. The wider expanded end is square in cross-section and has an iron core from which projects the remains of a possible circular rivet for attachment. From the solid square end the object narrows and thins towards the opposite end which is split. The split measures 10mm in length, and is held together by a copper alloy circular rivet at the terminal with a diameter of 3mm. Each face of the object is decorated with six transverse …
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 19th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beal', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-756E6A
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case no. 2016 T838: an Early Medieval socketed anthropomorphic object depicting the Norse god Odin, who wears an (incomplete) bird-headed helmet or headdress. This object belongs to a group of similar figurines - all with bird-headed helmets or headdresses - which have been found in England, Sweden, Gotland, Denmark, Russia, and Belgium. The helmeted figure probably represents Odin as a one-eyed 'weapon-dancer'. Evidence from cemeteries demonstrates this is a type of object is strongly associated with females, and is probably an import from Sweden. While the exact function of…
Created on: Monday 31st October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Louth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E50572
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Anglo-Saxon gilt copper alloy buckle. The frame is flat, crescentric, and elaborately decorated with a chip carved motif comprising a pair of confronted birds joined beak-to-beak by the pin bar. The U-shaped part of the fram comprises a raised rib in the centre, flanking which is a flat panel decorated with a series of punched paired crescents. The U-shaped part of the frame terminates at both ends with a bird-head with a coiled beak. The head is formed by a wide, right-angled frame enclosing a small recessed dot representing the eye. The perimeter of the U-shaped frame is …
Created on: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 13th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Kirmington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A87012
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gilt-silver Carolingian style strap slide or fitting of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 1000, decorated with Carolingian plant ornament. Description: The fitting is rectangular in plan with a hollow box profile. The upper surface is heavily decorated with a floriate and cross design all cast in relief. The decoration consists of a Long cross the lines of which are formed by raised half leave segments terminating in leaves and they extend across the entire face and down the sides of the mount to the bottom edge. There are small raised bars forming a diamond around the ce…
Created on: Thursday 15th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: NLM-3D5F37
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy buckle. Cast D shaped or single looped buckle frame with a widened and thickened curving outer edge and a narrow strap bar which has a moulded zoomorphic beast head grasping either end. Each head has a long tapered snout extended beyond the bar, a pair of elongated ears or protruding eyes, and a narrow hollow representing the mouth which is carried up below the ears/eyes. A number of similar buckles reported from the Thonock Estate near Gainsborough probably represent losses from a Viking army recorded as encamped there in 1016. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 1000-1050. …
Created on: Friday 17th June 2016
Last updated: Friday 17th June 2016
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Record ID: NLM-CF1C25
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy buckle. Cast single looped or D shaped buckle with a thickened and expanded outer edge of rounded section with a deep medial groove serving as pin rest, and with a narrowed strap bar with slightly thickened knops at its ends. A pin of thick sheet metal is looped around the strap bar. The form recalls that of later Viking Age buckles, to which this object may be related as part of the generally persistent Anglo-Scandinavian material culture of the Danelaw. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1300. Length: 24.7mm, Height: 28.1mm, Thickness: 7.4mm, Weight: 9.89gms.
Created on: Tuesday 12th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-B533EC
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Zoomorphic (Anglo-Scandinavian?) buckle with protruding bird's head and tail. The head has two raised eyes and a tapering flattened beak. The body forms the frame of the buckle and has a single central incised line forming a circle. The tail is triangular, ending in two lobes and decorated with incised lines. Two empty rivet holes and an indented area on the tail underside form an attachment for a belt. A slot on the inside of the frame next to the tail plate would have held the pin. The object measures 47mm length, 26mm width at its widest point and has a thickness of 5.5mm maximum…
Created on: Friday 31st July 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PAS-C915EE
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The find consists of a slightly buckled, tapering strip broken at both ends; length, 44 mm; width, 10 mm max. It is decorated for most of its length with transverse rows of punched dog-tooth ornament and, at the wider end, with two rows of apex-to-apex triangles with a single raised pellet in each triangle. The back is plain except for a lightly incised geometric motif at the wider end. The strip is part of a bracelet of typical Viking form, which may have been broken up as hacksilver for use as bullion in commercial transactions, and fragments of very similar type and decoration occu…
Created on: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
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Record ID: SF-DBD4E8
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gilded silver mount of early medieval date. It is roughly oval-shaped and the front depicts a human mask flanked by stylised birds' heads. Substantial gilding survives across the front surface, with areas missing or worn off on the mask's brow and nose, and the outer border above the brow. The mask appears to wear a hood or head-dress which covers the hair and runs below the chin. In the centre is a triangular stamped motif with a central 'trunk' and several 'branches' on each side. Traces of additional stamps are now obscured by wear and damage. The mask's eyes are pellets set w…
Created on: Monday 8th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Thetford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B1A04B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Buckle frame. Cast D shaped single looped buckle with narrowed strap bar and a thickened outer edge of rounded section. The ends of the strap bar are grasped by zoomorphic beast head terminals, and the modelling of projecting features - possibly ears laid back behind the muzzles - is strong. Abraded. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 1000-1100. Length: 17.7mm, Height: 21.1mm, Thickness: 5.0mm, Weight: 4.33gms.
Created on: Friday 13th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-08547C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Buckle. Cast D shaped buckle frame with a thickened outer edge of rounded section and a narrowed strap bar grasped by three-dimensionally modelled beast head terminals with prominent ears or eyes represented by indentations and protruberant muzzles. A rectangular sheet metal plate of thickness 0.6mm and length 21mm is wrapped around the strap bar and is secured by a corroded iron rivet, with the curving edge of a further rivet hole at its end; there are traces of a rocker work saltire decoration on the display face of the plate. This piece respects a Viking taste for zoom…
Created on: Thursday 5th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 9th June 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-0844C6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Buckle. Cast D shaped buckle with a thickened and expanded outer edge of oval section. A narrowed strap bar is grasped by beast head terminals with a faintly duck-billed appearance. A light groove at the mid point of the outer edge of the frame is a pin rest. In so far as is apparent given the abraded condition, the display face is slightly more rounded, or perhaps the back is worn smooth by use. The zoomorphic style is, in a Danelaw context, clearly influenced by Viking tastes. A similar buckle from Winchester is reported as being of 11th to 12th-century date (Hinton, D.…
Created on: Thursday 5th June 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2016
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Record ID: CORN-A2A3EE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Terminal fragment of a buckle frame that has already been recorded in 2007 in CORN-EC5F13 with the description below. The terminal is triangular in plan with a zoomorphic head at the end of the broken frame, which is lozenge-shaped in section. The rounded snout of the snake-like head is slightly longer than its pair at the opposite end of the frame, with very similar circular eye sockets where the inner eye socket is more recessed than the outer socket. At the side of the head, just beside the inner eye socket, there is the beginnings of the strap bar, which is circular in section and…
Created on: Monday 19th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 21st May 2014
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Record ID: CAM-7D8401
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy artefact, seemingly complete, of uncertain date and function but probably an early Post-Medieval dress hook. This item resembles a dress hook of Post-Medieval date (16th to 17th century AD). It looks very similar to the attachment end of a dress hook having a trapezoid attachment loop with a single moulded-relief knop on each of the verticle arms and open work incomplete trefoil form of one side loop. If this is an incomplete dress hook it would be a Read Class E, type 5 (Read, B. Hooked-Clasps & Eyes 2008, p.109-111, cf. nos. 436-439) with the opposite side loop, …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 20th May 2014
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Record ID: NLM-53D003
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy with white metal plating Buckle. Cast D shaped single looped buckle with offset strap bar and a thickened outer edge of rounded plano-convex section; a cast pin remains looped around the strap bar. There are slight traces of silvery plating on the pin. This object is more carefully formed than those simple oval-ended buckle frames at Middle Saxon Flixborough, and the offset bar anticipates the form of high medieval buckles. There is no trace of the beast head terminals characteristic of Viking style buckle frames, though the thickening of the outer edge of the frame is a …
Created on: Friday 28th March 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Lincolnshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7A4042
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Buckle frame. Cast single looped D shaped buckle with narrowed strap bar. The simple form may derive from that of Viking Age D shaped buckles, though this tiny example has developed to lose the distinctive beast head terminals to the strap bar. Suggested date: Medieval, 1100-1250. Length: 13.9mm, Height: 17.4mm, Thickness: 2.0mm, Weight: 1.06gms.
Created on: Thursday 16th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 21st January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-17FFE6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy probable Buckle. Cast object tapering from a thicker round section central zone to thin ends. Initially considered as a 'penannular ring', this identification is offered following re-examination. Buckles with thick rounded outer edges to their frames are ascribed to the Viking or Romanesque periods; this example lacks distinctive zoomorphic features so should probably be allocated to the latter period. According to this interpretation the strap bar is worn thin and broken. Suggested date: Medieval, 1050-1200. Length: 23.2mm, Height: 23mm, Thickness: 5.4mm, Weight: 4.27gms.
Created on: Thursday 12th September 2013
Last updated: Monday 16th September 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-9A1A34
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Buckle. Cast D shaped zoomorphic buckle frame with narrowed strap bar gripped by the beast head terminals of a frame with ribbed relief decoration on its display face which confers a vermiform effect. A groove at the mid point of the outer edge served as a pin rest. The back of the buckle is lightly bevelled, more notably towards the outer edge. This object appears to represent a transitional stage between the thick framed zoomorphic buckles of the Viking Age and later high medieval buckle forms, retaining its Anglo-Scandinavian style. Suggested date: Medieval, 1050-1150.…
Created on: Thursday 13th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 24th June 2013
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