Record Details

NHER Number:30365
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Fine Saxon metal artefacts and multi period metal objects


Metal detecting at this location from 1993-99 recovered a selection of multi period metal objects. The most important of these were an Early Saxon wrist clasp of unusual form and a superb Early Saxon fish-shaped mount from a hanging bowl.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 02 89
Map Sheet:TM08NW

Full description

1993. Metal detector finds.
Henry III penny.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 12 November 1993.
Lovely! Early Saxon wrist clasp. Very unusual. Two pierced lobes for attachment on one side and a loop on the other to receive hook on counter plate; body of wrist clasp consists of a square field at each end, each containing a quatrefoil between a moulded bar.
Wonderful! Early Saxon fish shaped mount from hanging bowl? Key-shaped pattern in cast relief. Head of fish missing. Once enamelled - slightly convex.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 15 November 1993.

1995. Metal detector find.
Early Saxon wedge-shaped foot of small-long brooch with transverse ribbing and border of stamped double crescents. Catchplate stud on reverse.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM). Polaroid (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 29 September 1995.

1995. Metal detector find at location [1].
Rear hook brooch 40-60/65AD
Identified by D. Mackreth October 1995.
Polaroid (S2) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 30 October 1995.

1997 and 1999. Metal detecting. At location [2].
Early Saxon brooch knob.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 March 2000.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HANGING BOWL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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