Artefacts - Anglo Saxon

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STRAP FITTING
Unique ID:
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Awaiting Find awaiting
 Chronology
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 550
Date to: Circa AD 600
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 18.8 mm
Width: 11.7 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 2.25 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Shepway (District) 
Parish or ward: Elham (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A cast copper alloy or base silver shoe-shaped belt stud. The stud consists of a shoe-shaped plate with a flat face. On the back are the remains of a projecting lug, originally with a pierced attachment hole for fixing to a belt. Copper-alloy staining is present on the object.

The shoe-shaped studs are a well-known late fifth- to early seventy-century type of belt accessory (Marzinzik 2003, 62-63).

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper Alloy or Base Silver
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th April 2017
 Site
Medway History Finders MDC - Pasture

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BUCKLE
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-DAEFBB
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1150
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Height: 18 mm
Width: 23 mm
Weight: 2.24 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Canterbury (District) 
Parish or ward: Barham (Civil Parish) 
 Description

An incomplete cast copper-alloy buckle with small integral plate of late Early-Medieval to early High Medieval date.

The buckle consists of a D-shaped loop and an incomplete integral plate with lateral projections at the junction. At the centre of the plate there is a small hole, which retains the corroded remains of an iron pin.

This buckle likely fits a group of buckles with integral plates dating to the period c. AD 1000-1150, this example is a little less ornate than others of the group.

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th August 2012
 Site
Medway History Finders MDC - Arable

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BUCKLE
Unique ID:
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Awaiting Find awaiting
 Chronology
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 500
Date to: Circa AD 700
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 30.4 mm
Width: 12.6 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.94 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Shepway (District) 
Parish or ward: Elham (Civil Parish) 
 Description

Early Saxon copper alloy buckle frame, rectangular sheet plate and pin slot. The face of the plate has a border of repoussť dots. Marzinzik 2003 Type II.19b. 6th - 7th century. 

Similar more complete example Unique ID: NMS-E50CF1

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th April 2017
 Site
Medway History Finders MDC - Pasture

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STRAP END
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-56D14E
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 899
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 40.5 mm
Width: 10.77 mm
Weight: 4.21 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Canterbury (District) 
Parish or ward: Birling (Civil Parish)
 Description

A copper-alloy strap end dating to the 9th century. The strap end is an elongated oval shape that once probably had a zoomorphic snout, but this is too worn for further identification. The strap end has a split at the top where the strap would have been secured with two copper alloy rivets (now missing).

Class: Thomas Class A, Type uncertain

 Materials and construction
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 4th December 2015
 Site
MH Detectorist - Arable 

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SLEEVE CLASP
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-75B36B
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 470
Date to: Circa AD 600
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 24.98 mm
Width: 21.96 mm
Thickness: 3.27 mm
Weight: 3.81 g
 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Spatial data
Region: Eastern (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County) 
District: Mid Suffolk (District) 
Parish or ward: Bramford (Civil Parish) 
 Description

An incomplete cast copper-alloy Anglo-Saxon wrist clasp, probably of Hines form B11. The clasp is probably the hook plate of a paired hook and eye arrangment. The clasp survives as the central bar the begining of the hook and a . The central integral catch element projects from the centre of the outer edge of the bar although it only survives as the projecting tab and the catch itself is missing. Set at the centre of the bar is a projecting arm possibly with third attachment loop or decorative element. All the remaining arms have raised decoration consiting of raised bars, the long central arm has a collar before the terminal. Incised vertical decorative lines are present on the added on the remaining atthachment loop knop. This is the catch-piece from an Anglo-Saxon wrist clasp. The use of a straight bar with now missing integrally cast sewing lugs indicates that it belongs to Hines' Form B11, which is datable to the late-5th to 6th centuries AD (Hines, 1993: 46-49). This class is not well represented on the database although a number of the related class B12 are on the PAS database, with an example with a central arm listed at SF-2D49F0.

Class: Hines B11

 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th August 2018
 Site
Colchester MDC - Arable

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PIN
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-5654CE
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1100
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 15.7 mm
Width: 8.5 mm
Weight: 3.96 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Swale (District) 
Parish or ward: Sheldwich (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A cast copper alloy pin with an incomplete shaft, missing the point, and a hollow head. The head is polyhedral in form (a cuboid with the corners cut off), square in profile and in section and has thirteen faces. The faces are undecorated, and there is no transverse collar at the join of head and shaft, as there is in the examples from Suffolk below. Beneath the head the shaft is circular in section and 3mm in diameter. The object measures 15.7 mm in overall length, 8.5 mm in width across the head, and weighs 3.96g. Similar pins from Sutton in Suffolk are recorded in SF-697583 and SF-57AED1 and a probable middle Anglo-Saxon date range from the 8th-9th centuries AD is suggested, but the style of head carried on throughout the Early Medieval period.

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 10th September 2016
 Site
Medway History Finders MDC - Arable

Artefacts - Anglo Scandinavian

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HARNESS FITTING
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-DA25C8
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1150
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 40 mm
Width: 20 mm
Thickness: 5.6 mm
Weight: 12.18 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District) 
Parish or ward: Wrotham (Civil Parish)
 Description

An incomplete cast copper-alloy Early-Medieval harness link of Anglo-Scandinavian attribution from the 11th or 12th century, c. AD 1000-1150. The fitting consists of a central bar, D-shaped in cross section, terminating in on circular loop with three knops on the outside edge and substantial internal bevelling. At the other is a worn break proceeded by a raised thickened collar. The link is heavily worn and the object is patinated a mid brown wtih some green patination. These links are disccussed and illustrated by Williams (2007: 4, fig. 10 and 11) unfortuanetly without the missing end it isn't possible to determine if this example is a bit links and or harness link. As with most Anglo-Scandinavian harness/horse furniture such pieces are dated 1000-1150. 

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th November 2018
 Site
Arable 4

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HARNESS FITTING
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-1DA911
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1200
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 39.15 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Weight: 3.99 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Dover (District) 
Parish or ward: Lydden (Civil Parish) 
 Description
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Early-Medieval harness link of Anglo-Scandinavian attribution from the 11th or 12th century. The link comprises two plain circular loops (both now incomplete) with a central rounded swelling on the joining bar
 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th February 2016
 Site
Medway History Finders MDC - Arable

Artefacts - Anglo Viking

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GAMING PIECE
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-155762
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 850
Date to: Circa AD 1100
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Height: 18 mm
Width: 11.5 mm
Weight: 7.12 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Gravesham (District) 
Parish or ward: Meopham (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A cast lead object, possibly a gaming piece of later Early-Medieval date. It is pyramidal in form with hollow back face and moulded decoration on the front face. The moulded decoration comprises four evenly spaced vertical ridges that run the length of the object and taper towards the rounded top. There are two vertical dots protruding on each of the four sides. It measures 18mm in height, 11.5mm width at base 6.5mm width at top, the hole in the base is 6mm diameter protruding 8mm inside, and 7.12g in weight.

Notes: Similar conical lead objects with hollow back faces and moulded decoration are noted from Suffolk and Cambridgeshire (for example SF-C01997, SF-50B784, SF-6F5256 and SF-6F7361). They are interpreted as possible Viking gaming pieces or small weights and indicate a probable date range in the 9th-11th centuries AD for the current example.

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th September 2015
 Site
Medway History Finders MDC - Arable

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INGOT
Unique ID:
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Awaiting Find awaiting
 Chronology
 Dimensions and weight
3.27g, 20.4mm Length
 Spatial data
Ashford, Chilham CP
 Description
TBC - Treasure Process
 Materials and construction
Silver
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
16/07/2017
 Site
Medway History Finders MDC - Pasture

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