Record Details

NHER Number:25862
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Fine Saxon metalwork, multi-period metal objects and coins

Summary

Metal detecting here in 1990 and 2000-05 recovered a diverse collection of objects. Finds included a Middle Saxon/Late Saxon bronze strap end fragment, a Late Saxon stirrup strap mount in the form of a quadruped animal, a medieval seal matrix with a bird motif, a Roman military buckle and a post medieval knife end-cap.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 04 41
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:WIVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1990. Metal-detecting.
All items are bronze and identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
9th century Middle Saxon/Late Saxon bronze strap end fragment, elongated animal head, with white 'paste' in ears and in central field (whitened niello?). To be photographed.
11th century stirrup strap mount (top missing). Quadruped with tail above back and upward-raised head and front paw. Two iron rivets in base flange which is very even and set at ninety degrees. To be photographed.
14th century circular seal matrix with loop on edge of reverse. Strutting bird. Legend TIMETE DOMINVM.
Information from finder.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 October 1990.

Before 2000. Metal-detecting.
21 Roman coins.
Post medieval knife end-cap and a finger-ring.
Information from [1].
A. Rogerson (NLA) 24 February 2001.

July 2000. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman coin.
Late Saxon openwork hasp.
1 medieval coin, a horse harness pendant and a dagger chape.
1 post-medieval coin and a 19th century naval button.
See description in file.
A. Beckham (HES), 12 December 2013.

2002-2003. Metal detecting.
Roman military buckle.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 3 May 2003.

Before 14 November 2003. Metal detecting.
Late Iron Age/Roman cast disc, perhaps a scabbard mount.
1 Roman coin.
Middle/Late Saxon disc brooch.
1 medieval jetton and a horse harness pendant.
Post-medieval crotal bell and 19th century button.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 February 2004.

Before 9 November 2005. Metal detecting.
1 Roman coin.
Late Saxon/medieval unidentified mount.
post-medieval swivelling fob seal.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 31 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SCABBARD (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HASP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • MOUNT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STIRRUP STRAP MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Photograph: 1990. LCA 12-13, Middle/Late Saxon strap end..
---Photograph: 1990. LCA 17-19, Middle/Late Saxon box mount..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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