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This was found at Cawood - any help in identifying it would be appreciated.

unidentified find
This looks like a medieval Buckle plate, and probably dates from the 13th to 15th Centuries.
I would agree this appears to be a buckle plate with part of the pin in situ, but the design looks like a crude version of the great beast from the Viking Jellinge Style. This style of art began in England in the late 9th century and continued until c.AD 1000. This also fits with the find spot being close to (viking) York .

unidentified find
Not sure what this is, but it also was found in Cawood.
It's a ceramic wig-curler!


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