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Record ID: NMS-ADCA16
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Rectangular Carolingian-style silver mount, partly gilded and inlaid with niello, and decorated with Carolingian-style plant ornament. The front of the mount, which has high, curved sides, is decorated in relief, 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 design is centred around an X-shaped cross in high relief, with the arms curving inwards to form two back-to-back C shapes (when the mount …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd April 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th September 2019
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Record ID: NMS-70E306
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy key. Rectangular-sectioned flat oval bow, expanded at either end with a notch above and below, before a pierced lug terminal for suspension or attachment at one end and the short circular-sectioned stem at the other. There are three transverse grooves on the stem at the join with the bow and two around the hollow terminal. Rectangular wedge-shaped bit with single cleft on front edge. There are multiple ring-and-dots on both faces of the bow, and one ring-and-dot on each face of the bit. The key is completely unworn. Total length 41mm. Bow (excluding suspension lug) 18 x 2…
Created on: Wednesday 6th March 2013
Last updated: Friday 7th June 2019
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Record ID: NMS-D18CC1
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The hoard has been fully published (Behr and Pestell 2014) and a summary can be found at https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-binham-hoard Silver sheet, probably an equal-armed brooch or perhaps a mount. The curved bow is flat-backed with raised edges on the front face and otherwise plain, straight sided except at either end where it flares sharply before originally wide triangular terminals at either end, three corners of which are missing, the fourth detached and held in place by a small piece of clear plastic tape. There are stamps consisting of two concentric rings around th…
Created on: Thursday 2nd October 2014
Last updated: Thursday 6th June 2019
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Record ID: NMS-210354
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Late Saxon copper alloy harness link. D-sectioned projecting arm with two rectangular bosses, expanding at one end to form a broken plate. Similar to WMID-010C96 and NMS-840EB5. Surviving length 48mm. 11th century.
Created on: Friday 7th December 2012
Last updated: Monday 29th April 2019
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Record ID: NMS-EEF020
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver hollow pyramid mount, probably from a scabbard, set with slightly damaged square garnet on flat top. No evidence for the garnet being set on foil can be seen. The surface is rough and abraded. Two opposing faces decorated with a groove around the edge within which are a pair of possible Style I legs, the toes facing towards each other. The third face is decorated with grooved border around an arch, the ends of which are scrolled outward. The fourth face is the most worn and may be another arch with scrolled ends or a trefoil knot, again within a groove around the edge. The bar a…
Created on: Thursday 15th July 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 24th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Happisburgh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-903910
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two non-joining slightly molten fragments of an early Anglo-Saxon silver great square-headed or Continental bow brooch, comprising part of the bow and a similarly decorated fragment of head-plate or possible foot-plate. The upper part of the bow is divided into two panels by a prominent vertical rib with traces of opposed triangular stamps, and with a rib bordering both outer edges also with possible traces of stamped decoration. Between the ribs are broad U-shaped channels. At the upper end of the median rib is a D-shaped full-face mask, with a straight deep line across the top formi…
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Flitcham with Appleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-750C07
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two joining fragments making up nearly all of a gilded silver great square-headed brooch.The upper fragment consists of most of the headplate, the bow and a small part of the foot; the lower fragment consists of most of the rest of the foot. The headplate is missing one corner.It has an outer frame with deeply punched triangles inlaid with niello, giving a zig-zag effect in reserved silver.The niello has mineralised to a silvery colour and it is only possible to see the triangle shapes where the inlay has fallen out.Between this and a simple inner frame of a niello-inlaid groove is a …
Created on: Monday 22nd March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Snetterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-354115
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Footplate side lobe from a gilt great square-headed brooch, extant lobe, silver sheet appliqué missing, with stumps of openwork footplate inner border and inner panel frame with cable moulding. Measuring at least 26 x at least 23mm. The breaks are not recent. Hines 1997 Group XVI. Mid 6th century.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Morton on the Hill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-EC685C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of side lobe from an Early Saxon great square headed brooch. Very little original edge surviving, inner panel decorated with engraved lines and ring-and-dot with one ring-and-dot decorated lobe projecting from the edge. The plain side lobe is separated from the engraved inner panel by a curved line. Gilding survives in the engraved lines. Hines (1997) Group XVI or XVII. Circa 525 - 575. Surviving dimensions 17 x 22mm, thickness 1.5mm.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: NMS-4D5EC2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon copper alloy disc brooch. Extremely worn with cast backward facing beast in low relief just discernible on the front face, all of the edge and the originally segmented border missing. Single broken pin-lug paralelle with edge and very worn catch-plate at right-angles to edge on reverse. Pin missing. Maximum surviving diameter 22mm. Weight 2.1g. 10th - early 11th century.
Created on: Thursday 16th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnham Broom', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-822DE5
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Saxon incomplete copper alloy prick spur. Almost flat-sectioned smoothly curving bar with slightly convex upper face decorated to one side of the short, conical integral goad with two groups of four transverse grooves and broken across a third group of grooves. Immediately to the other side of the goad two rivets secure two now rectangular fragments of sheet of which no original edge seems to survive, one on the front and one on the reverse, before a blunt terminal. This is probably a repair as similar spurs have symmetrical arms, although the terminal of the arm does no…
Created on: Monday 24th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnham Broom', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-AC6854
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Saxon copper alloy buckle. Oval-sectioned, oval frame with narrowed bar. Pin missing. Measuring 9 x 18mm. Marzinzik (2003) Type I.5b. Late 5th - 6th century.
Created on: Wednesday 26th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnham Broom', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-F8E362
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Saxon tinned or silvered fragment (19 x 9mm) of hanging bowl escutcheon, animal-head terminal from hook with prominent ears and open mouth to grip bowl rim (width 2mm). Cf. examples nos.32, 65 in Brenan (1991).
Created on: Tuesday 3rd August 2004
Last updated: Monday 25th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Barningham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-5C56F1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable bucket mount. Thin rectangular copper alloy sheet with repoussé dots forming a border around the edge and a median longitudinal line, with a piercing in the centre of each short edge. One corner, broken across one of the piercings, is missing and there is possible sooting on the reverse. Length 34mm. Width 12mm. Circa 6th century.
Created on: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 25th March 2019
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Record ID: NMS-4DF290
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of copper alloy Middle Saxon ansate brooch. Oval terminal decorated with eight disconnected straight lines forming a cross within a lozenge. Stub of triangular-sectioned bow almost all of which is missing. Bent, rectangular catch-plate on reverse, pin missing. Surviving length 14mm. Surviving width 11mm. Width of bow at break 4.5mm. For a similar, almost complete example, see NMS-1A06F2. Thörle (2001) Gruppe II A1c.
Created on: Thursday 16th May 2013
Last updated: Sunday 24th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnham Broom', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-293A9A
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Saxon copper alloy strap-end of Thomas' Class A, Type 5. Split end broken across one of the two pierced attachment lobes, with a semi-circular field below. The edges are scalloped (four on each side) either side of a central rectangular panel, below which is the animal head terminal. The semi-circular field contains a chevron and triangle in low relief probably originally reserved on a niello field, now missing. In the centre of the rectangular panel is a niello field with scrolls of silver wire inlay. The animal head terminal has circular ears, lentoid eyes with a centr…
Created on: Tuesday 30th December 2014
Last updated: Saturday 23rd February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burnham Market', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-50BD37
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Saxon copper alloy sleeve clasp of Hines form B12. Just over half survives. Copper alloy bar, slightly curved transversely, with transverse grooves and three rectangular bosses slightly wider than the bar, two of which survive. Next to each boss is a n integrally cast pierced lug for attachment. Broken across the integrally cast loop. Surviving length 25mm. Original length (reconstructed) 34mm. Surviving width 15mm. Late 5th - 6th century. ES1.
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Morley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C525F1
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete wrist clasp. Rectangular flat sectioned bar with two grooves each flanked on either side by a pair of engraved lines. Rivet at either end secures bar to metal sheet which has no surviving original edge and is now the same size and shape as the bar. At least 36 x 7mm. Separate bars are known from Hines forms B13, B14 and B17.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 19th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Breckland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-77BF92
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon cloisonné enamel gilt copper alloy disc brooch with seven lobes, each originally containing a glass sphere. Apart from these tiny missing pieces of glass, the brooch is in remarkable condition with gilding present over most of the metal surfaces, even on the edges of the cells, & the enamel cells are brightly coloured. Soldered onto the reverse are a pin lug consisting of two lugs with a wire pin looped around an copper alloy spindle held by the lugs, & a short, low catchplate. The cloisonné enamel decoration consists of four semicircular cells, two blue & two …
Created on: Wednesday 28th July 2004
Last updated: Tuesday 19th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Quidenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-546DD8
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eary Saxon copper alloy sleeve clasp eye-plate. Hines Form B20. Cast in one transversley curved plate, bar with three rectangular panels separated by two groups of irregular transverse grooves. The loop is missing, with fairly worn breaks at the edge of the bar. The rear of the bar is stepped before four undecorated conjoined knobs, with a circular piercing between the first and second and third and fourth knob. The rear edge is damaged. See Hines' (1993) 59, fig.111a and 65, fig.124c. 6th century. Length 35.5, Width 16mm.
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2013
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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