Record Details

NHER Number:25991
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Two 15th century shield-shaped harness studs

Summary

Metal detecting in 1991 recovered two shield-shaped harness studs dating to the fifteenth century. Both had the remains of a leather strap, and a cross decoration, and one retained some red enamel.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 22 31
Map Sheet:TG23SW
Parish:SUFFIELD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1991. Metal detector finds. [1]
Two shield shaped harness studs (Fifteenth century) with shanks and circular roves on reverse. Both have remains of leather strap, and a cross decoration. One in red enamel, the other empty. Dexter L (top quarter) has five 'lentoid motifs'.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 4 February 1991

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.

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