Record Details

NHER Number:31364
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age strap mount, Late Saxon stirrup strap mount and medieval ring brooch

Summary

Metal detecting here in 1995 recovered a Late Saxon stirrup strap mount, part of an unusual medieval ring brooch and an Iron Age strap mount with red and blue enamelling.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 17 96
Map Sheet:TM19NE
Parish:THARSTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January/February 1995. Metal detector finds.
Late Saxon triangular box mount. No flange, two rivets near base, engraved pierced lobe at apex. Quadruped in low relief with raised head and raised front paw, tail curling over back. Milled borders.
Part of medieval ring brooch with two empty collets and an openwork 'leaf' folding back on itself. Very unusual.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 June 1995.

April/May 1995.
Iron Age bronze strap mount, (S1). Raised eye-shaped boss enamelled in centre, with red and blue quarters. Triangular red enamel inlay in corners.
Polaroid taken by NCM. Photographed by D. Wicks (NAU).
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 26 August 1995.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • STIRRUP STRAP MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Illustration: Davies, J.A.. 1995. Drawing of an Iron Age strap mount.. Paper. 1:1.

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