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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Miscellaneous https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous.html Decorated Fragment https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous/decorated-fragment-54365.html Fri, 05 Apr 2019 09:06:16 GMT Miscellaneous Decorated Fragment  
Description: A fragment of gilt artefact dating to the Anglo-Saxon period. Decoration to the face consists of an interlace pattern that shares characteristics with the Trewhiddle style. The field between interlace is decorated with multiple stamped annulets. There is one copper-alloy rivet in situ. The artefact appears to have fractured around the engraved form, and was probably once a larger object such as a decorative buckle plate or mount that depicted a complete interlace pattern.

For similar decorative form, see; UKDFD 8722 & UKDFD 37808
Category: Early Medieval, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Biconical Bead (Fragment) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous/biconical-bead-fragment-38203.html Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT Miscellaneous Biconical Bead (Fragment)  
Description: A distorted gold fragment, most likely the remains of a biconical necklace bead of the early medieval period. The upper surface has a decorative covering of minute triangular nicks executed with a fine; sharp implement. The inner surface is plain.
Category: Early Medieval, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Spearhead https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous/spearhead-42924.html Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Miscellaneous Spearhead  
Description: A small socketed iron spearhead, probably a Swanton classification Type C1 or C2, depending on the true length of the incomplete socket, (see below reference). The leaf-shaped blade thickens with a slender lentoid cross-section, and there is no apparent sign of a central ridge, if any, due to corrosion. The remains of the socket projecting from the solid neck at the base of the blade appears to be sub-rectangular in section.

See NARC-746EE5, as similar.
Category: Early Medieval, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Bell https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous/bell-43903.html Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT Miscellaneous Bell  
Description: An undecorated cast copper alloy bell of Anglo-Scandinavian type. It is of pyramidal form, with a hexagonal cross-section, slightly fluted sides and an integral suspension loop. The bell is somewhat distorted. The clapper is missing, but iron corrosion stains are visible internally at the top of the bell chamber.
Category: Early Medieval, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Pendant https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous/pendant-51040.html Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Miscellaneous Pendant  
Description: A copper-alloy pendant of the Anglo-Saxon Period. The pendant is flat and round, with decoration consisting of two addorsed S-shaped scrolls flanking a central boss. Around the outside edge of the pendant, there are four motifs in between the scrolls, three of which are triangles, one at the top, one on each side, and a trefoil at the bottom, (the small motifs are better illustrated in the reference cited below.) Only the front half of the integral suspension loop survives.
Category: Early Medieval, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Gaming Piece (?) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous/gaming-piece-3384.html Tue, 16 May 2006 00:00:00 GMT Miscellaneous Gaming Piece (?)  
Description: A cast lead object consisting of a circular base with a flat bottom, a central boss, and three upwardly angled projecting arms.

Possibly an Anglo-Scandinavian gaming piece (see PAS record link below). The recorder notes that there have been other Anglo-Scandinavian artefacts found in the same area.
Category: Early Medieval, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Sword Guard https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous/sword-guard-13220.html Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:00:00 GMT Miscellaneous Sword Guard  
Description: A copper-alloy sword guard of the late Anglo-Saxon to Norman period. It is down-curved with a rectangular slot for the tang, and a long groove on the underside to seat the top of the blade.

Cf. PAS: KENT-75F808
Category: Early Medieval, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Sword Pommel https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous/sword-pommel-4123.html Wed, 23 Aug 2006 00:00:00 GMT Miscellaneous Sword Pommel  
Description: An early medieval sword pommel made from copper-alloy. The pommel is oval in plan; in profile it has a large central lobe (pierced for the attachment of an iron tang) with two smaller lobes either side that graduate in size, the base is curved. The elliptical hollow back would have originally been covered by the pommel bar. The Pommel is complete.

Although similar to Petersons type “S” it is different because of the curved edge on the inside guard, a feature more commonly found on swords from Sweden and England, Peterson observed none like this from a Norwegian context. This gives credence to sword pommels of this type being an Anglo-Scandinavian creation. Nigel Mills says “In the late 9th century pommels and guards develop acute curves. In the 10th and 11th centuries this developed into two facing crescents”.
Category: Early Medieval, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Strap Fitting https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous/strap-fitting-8429.html Mon, 06 Aug 2007 00:00:00 GMT Miscellaneous Strap Fitting  
Description: A strap fitting comprising an oval loop and an integral plate with a knop on each side. There are two rivet holes, one with the corroded remains of an iron rivet.

The fitting is similar to UKDFD 1842, which has Ringerike style decoration, and by analogy it is tentatively dated to the same period. However, cf. Brian Read, Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, No. 369, which is also very similar and dated as plausibly 16th century.
Category: Early Medieval, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Gusset Plate or Sleeve Fitting (?) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/miscellaneous/gusset-plate-or-sleeve-fitting-17061.html Sun, 25 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMT Miscellaneous Gusset Plate or Sleeve Fitting (?)  
Description: An incomplete copper-alloy object of the Anglo-Saxon period, probably a small gusset plate or sleeve fitting. It would originally have been of a slender triangular shape with two incurved sides of equal length and a shorter third side. At the junction of the two incurved sides there is a moulded zoomorphic terminal in the form of a grotesque animal's head.

A generally similar, but more complete example is recorded as UKDFD 3271.
Category: Early Medieval, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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