Record Details

NHER Number:28583
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


A Roman brooch and an end-loop from a Roman cosmetic mortar, a medieval papal bull, a late medieval spur, and a late medieval or early post medieval sword belt fitting found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 66 17
Map Sheet:TF61NE

Full description

July/August 1991. Metal detecting finds.
Roman copper alloy end-loop from cosmetic mortar, (S1)
Details sent to British Museum.
Roman Trumpet-headed brooch. Pin and lower bow missing. Stump of chain loop. Diamond-shaped bow with central circle ?originally enamelled. Compare with example in (S2). 2nd century.
Medieval Papal bull Clement III 1187-1191. Obv: SS Peter and Paul Rev: CLE ~ MENS pp III.
15th to 16th century copper alloy sword belt fitting,; leaf-shaped hooked mount with ring through hook. 2 iron attachment rivets
Late medieval spur arm, doubly pierced terminal decorated with punched annulets between two lines
Roman objects identified by D. Gurney (NLA)
Medieval objects identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), September 1991

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Post Medieval - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BULL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BULL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SWORD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Gurney, D.. 1991. Drawing of a Roman copper alloy end-loop from cosmetic mortar.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Publication: Hattatt, R.. 1985. Iron Age and Roman brooches. no. 449.

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