Record Details

NHER Number:24668
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon brooch

Summary

10th century copper alloy disc brooch decorated with a backwards facing quadruped and ring-and-dot motif.

Images

  • A Late Saxon disc brooch depicting a backwards-turning beast. The brooch was found in Wells-next-the-Sea  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9204 4378
Map Sheet:TF94SW
Parish:WELLS NEXT THE SEA, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 1988.
Late Saxon, 10th century copper alloy disc or 'button' brooch, (S1).
Decorated with backward looking quadraped and ring-and-dot. Dots look drilled? Secondary suspension hole. Catch-plate and pin lug worn or rubbed almost smooth. Decorated surface worn.
Map and newspaper report (S2) in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 13 July 1988.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1988. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. 'Common coin' is a rare old brooch. 24 August.

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