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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: NLM-29C2F9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible brooch fragment. Cast conical terminal with a round section basal lug, a bevelled base and a conical end with traces of a circumferentially incised groove. A grey tint may indicate lead or tin in the metal mix. This is tentatively suggested to be from the head of a cruciform brooch, as a detached side or top knob of fully rounded form. This reporter would welcome alternative suggestions as to the identification of this piece. Suggested date: possibly Early Medieval, 475-575. Length: 19.0mm, Diameter: 9.3mm, Weight: 5.44gms
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 15th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E7271C
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap end. Cast tapered leaf-shaped plate with a stepped end, and with six broad curls in two rows on its display face, Thomas Class A Type 2; heavily worn. If this ever has a beast head terminal it has presumably been lost to wear, along with the attachment holes at the other end. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 750-850. Length: 33.9mm, Width: 11.5mm, Thickness: 1.5mm, Weight: 2.14gms.
Created on: Monday 12th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 12th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-A7C877
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy strap end. Cast rectangular plate with a weighted outer edge bearing a line of three spheres, and engrailed at the other end where a low rounded and thickened bar appears on one side only, cf. Thomas Class E. Rob Webley kindly comments as follows: 'This looks like one of the ball-ended objects detailed by Ashley/Rogerson in the 2015 Med Arch round up. Following this they tend to go down under STRAP FITTING. Please see this forum thread for interest: https://forum.finds.org.uk/t/object-meant-to-be-going-back-to-finder-tonight/7243'. A pair of stout rivets [of diameter 2…
Created on: Friday 9th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-A76CB5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 7.7mm, Walton Rogers form A1. Miscast, with an incomplete ring of lead apparently poured as a secondary operation during casting in an open mould. Patinated. The smll spindle hole may admit an Anglo-Saxon date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-850. Diameter: 24.2mm, Thickness: 8.5mm, Weight: 30.30gms
Created on: Friday 9th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-A76217
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible hooked tag fragment. Triangular sheet metal plate with a backward-pointing hooked end; broken along its wider top edge, cf. Read early medieval Class A sharp-hooked clasps, Class A. Suggested date: possibly Early Medieval, 650-1050. Length: 10.8mm, Width: 8.4mm, Thickness: 1.0mm, Weight: 0.68gms
Created on: Friday 9th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7DDACD
Object type: RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy ring. A cast suspension loop, comprising a slightly tapered D-section bar which is bent back on itself near its midpoint, with its ends touching to close the loop. The broader end is slightly flattened with short side lugs which confer an irregular cruciform appearance. Class parallels occur at Middle Saxon Flixborough (Evans and Loveluck 2009, fig.1:10), though construction styles to achieve the same result probably varied. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-800. Length: 20.4mm, Width: 13.9mm, Thickness: 2.8mm, Weight: 2.51gms
Created on: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7DD0BE
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy probable strap fitting fragment. Cast sub-rectangular plate with a straight-sided lug at one end. A neatly incised border around the straight edges of the plate has a series of thirteen annular stamps interrupting its course as a subsequent stage of its decoration, somewhat haphazardly spaced on the upper and lower edges and more symmetrically for the ends. A drilled hole of diameter 3.8mm may be for the setting of a domed rivet. The display face retains gilding traces. The general appearance resembles that of a buckle plate, though there is no slot for the pin where it mi…
Created on: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7DC6F6
Object type: DIE STAMP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy die stamp. Cast rectangular plate with rounded edges and with deeply incised detail on one flat side. A doubled groove forms the frame for angular interlaced figures of Salin Style 1. The central components of the motif bear transverse grooves suggesting a vermiform or possibly billeted texture, while some straight members ancillary to these and outside them, but confined within the frame, have a feathered surface texture. The finder suggests this to be a Pressblacht die for the manufacture of impressed sheets of gold foil. This object would imply a nearby workshop or craf…
Created on: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6B4DD5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible coin. Styca, probably irregular issue. A round thick flan with a hammered obverse resembling that of the porcupine series E sceatta series; blank on reverse. The flan is thicker than that of most stycas seen by this reporter. Obverse description: Five concentric curls enclosing indeterminate features. Reverse description: Smooth. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-850. Diameter: 11.3mm, Thickness: 2.3mm, Weight: 1.73gms.
Created on: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Barton-upon-Humber', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-588554
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
: Lead weight. Cast discoid weight, made in an open mould as evidenced by shrinkage lines on its upper surface, as cast. Patinated. A small blob of metal is attached to the upper edge; this may be a deliberate addition to compensate for flawed casting of the base. The mass may suggest this to represent precisely 14 units of 4.07gms, as were used for Viking Age transactions in silver bullion. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000. Diameter: 25.5mm, Thickness: 12.6mm, Weight: 57.35gms.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-1923EE
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 9.5mm, Walton Rogers form A1. Patinated. The mass may suggest a primary function spinning a fine yarn; the ample spindle size may suggest an Anglo-Scandinavian date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000. Diameter: 25.1mm, Thickness: 6.6mm, Weight: 20.46gms
Created on: Friday 2nd December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1917CC
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast plano-convex whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter 10mm, Walton Rogers form A1. The whorl is slightly distorted, apparently by a knife blade passed through the hole, which has deeply nicked the side of the aperture it on one side, and lightly on the other. Patinated. The spindle size may suggest an Anglo-Scandinavian date. The damage might signal the conversion of whorl to line weight by furnishing a tying notch, though it might equally be merely random damage capriciously inflicted. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000. Diameter: 26.8mm, Thick…
Created on: Friday 2nd December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-D756A8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast whorl of plano-convex profile with a moulded aperture of diameter 9.8mm, Walton Rogers form A1. Possibly miscast as the lower part is notably unevenly formed; patinated. The large spindle hole may suggest an Anglo-Scandinavian date; the mass would permit this to be used to spin a fine yarn. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-1000. Diameter: 20.6mm, Thickness: 9mm, Weight: 15.97gms
Created on: Tuesday 29th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 29th November 2016
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Record ID: NLM-83B6D5
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast whorl with one larger flat side and one narrower, and with a moulded central aperture of diameter 11.1mm, Walton Rogers form A2. The object may be miscast, as its lower side is of uneven thickness; shrinkage lines in the upper surface indicate it was made in an open mould. Patinated. The spindle size may suggest an Anglo-Scandinavian date. The mass would permit this to be used to spin a fine yarn. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 950-1050. Diameter: 22.7mm, Thickness: 10.9mm, Weight: 21.48gms.
Created on: Friday 25th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 25th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-57C1B8
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy pin. Cast pin with a globular head with thin wrythen or spiral grooves and a flattened head on which a cross is neatly incised, Flixborough Type 131. A collar separates the head from a round section shank which tapers to a point, of mid-shank diameter 2.2mm. The bend in the shank is a common feature of such pins, which were probably used as hairpins; polished by wear. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 800-850. Length (as found): 43mm, Diameter (head): 8.2mm, Weight: 3.71gms.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hatcliffe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F2F7C2
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy harness mount fragment. A cast semi-circular plate with the stubs of a probably rectangular loop projecting from its curving edge. The opposite edge is broken across a central member flanked by voids in an apparently openwork scheme; one strut remains to one side and its counterpart may be inferred on the other side. The curved edge of the plate bears an incised border to an interlaced anthropomorphic scheme which resembles the eyes and brows of a human mask. Each eye and brow is represented by paired and nested curls. Symetrical triangular arrangements of lines above the …
Created on: Friday 18th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Claxby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F2B7C9
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy sleeve clasp. Cast rectangular plate with the stubs of a rectangular eye on one long side and the stubs of three attachment loops on the opposite edge, Hines Form B12. The loops were drilled through U-shaped tabs which project from plain zones of the main plate; there is crudely scored horizontal grooves occupy two intervening panels. This type of clasp has been found at locations widely scattered across eastern England. Though derived from Scandinavian prototypes they are of exclusively English distribution, implying an insular continuation of a costume which entailed tig…
Created on: Friday 18th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Claxby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DCA9C6
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast cylindrical whorl with a wide moulded central aperture of diameter 9.9mm, Walton Rogers form B. Lightly patinated.The mass may suggest a primary use spinning a yarn while the aperture size may hint at an Anglo-Scandinavian date. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 950-1100. Diameter: 20.9mm, Thickness: 9.1mm, Weight: 24.08gms
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 18th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B0A1C4
Object type: NET SINKER
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead net sinker. A weight made by neatly rolling a rectangular fragment of cast lead sheet around a former of diameter c.4mm, possibly the selvedge of a net, with its edges closed by a tightly butted joint. Patinated. This form of sinker was reported from Middle Saxon Flixborough, North Lincolnshire, where varieties with butted and overlapping seams were distinguished. This is a neat and smaller version of the type. It has been suggested that such weights might have been used for nets used in wildfowling as well as for fishing. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-1050. Length: 23.5mm,…
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B0799A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead spindle whorl. Cast whorl of probably plano-convex form, now squashed so bearing an oval moulded aperture of length c.12mm and width c.5mm whose original size may be estimated as diameter c.8mm; Walton Rogers form A1. Patinated. The mass would tend to suggest a primary function spinning a fine yarn. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 700-850. Length: 22mm, Width: 14.5mm, Thickness: 11.7mm, Weight: 14.57gms
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalton', grid reference and parish protected.


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