Record Details

NHER Number:30209
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon to post medieval metal objects and coins

Summary

Metal detecting in 1993 recovered a number of Late Saxon to post medieval objects, including a lovely Late Saxon box mount, depicting an animal with a raised head and a raised front paw.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 15 99
Map Sheet:TM19NE
Parish:WRENINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1993. Metal detector finds.
Late Saxon fragment of hollow cast 'foot' (animal head type).
Medieval - possibly a huge conical boss from a rather enormous ring brooch. Fragment of bronze 'ring' (sheet with pierced rivet hole) white paste in setting in top of boss.
?Medieval or earlier? bronze moulded 'key hole' shaped strap union (two narrow bars for strap attachment) tiny.
Medieval strip (casket mount) decorated with low relief chevrons, opposing (groups of four).
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), August 1993.
Tudor/Stuart sixpence/groat.
See coin list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 29 February 1993.
Lovely Late Saxon box mount, trefoil terminal and iron rivet. Animal with raised head and raised front paw. Flange at right angles. Iron rivet near base (through animal body), (S1).
Polaroid (S2) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM), 21 October 1993.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Williams, D. 1997. Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts. No 280; p 67.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Jones, C.. 1993. Drawing of a Late Saxon box mount.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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