Record Details

NHER Number:29888
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter


Extensive metal detecting at this location from 1993-99 retrieved a selection of multi period metal objects. Noteworthy finds comprised a medieval gild bronze casket mount, an Early Saxon mount with an animal head and eye at each end of the inside bar and an Iron Age La Tene type brooch.

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Map Sheet:TM08NW

Full description

1993. Metal detector find.
13th century medieval gild bronze casket mount and transverse mouldings and beginning of decorative terminal (broken).
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 18 May 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 7 May 1993.

1993. Metal detector find.
Object reidentified as 1st century AD Iron Age openwork circular strap end with two curved 'motifs' inside.
Polaroid (S2) in file. (See for comparison Stanwick example.)
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) December 1993 and British Musuem (PRBA) 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM) 3 December 1993.

1994. Metal detector finds.
At location [1]. Late Saxon penny. See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 2 September 1994.
At location [2]. Early Saxon mount, four shanks on reverse. Lozenge shaped plate in centre and boss containing white paste. At each end, on inside of bar, a style I animal head and eye! (S7)
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 11 October 1994.
Polaroid (S3) and slide (S4) NCM.
W. Milligan (NCM) 4 August 1994.

November/December 1994. Metal detector find.
At location [3]. 14th century strap-end with acorn terminal, and very neat rocker- arm ornament, central longitudinal row, and zig-zag on each side.
3 plates.
Polaroid (S5) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 3 April 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 5 April 1995.

January/February 1995. Metal detector find.
La Tene I brooch, 5th/4th century BC, (S6).
Identified by D. Mackreth July 1995. Polaroid taken by NCM.
W. Milligan (NCM) 14 August 1995.

1997. Metal detector find.
14th century rectangular buckle frame with ridged pin seat. Folded sheet bronze plate with punched linear decoration. Pin swivel hole and single attachment stud.
Identified by V. Fryer (NCM) May 1997.
W. Milligan (NCM) 14 May 1997.

1998. Metal detecting.
Medieval brooch.

1999. Metal detecting.
Roman brooch and Middle Saxon brooch.
See list in file with grid references.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 March 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age to Post Medieval - 800 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOX (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1999. KSS 9-10, Middle Saxon caterpillar brooch..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S4>Slide: Various. Slide.
<S5>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S6>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1995. Drawing of an Iron Age La Tene type brooch.. Paper. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of an Early Saxon mount.. Paper. 1:1.

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