|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Early Saxon strike-a-light|
An Early Saxon quartzite strike-a-light of imported Scandinavian type was found in 1928.
|Grid Reference:||TF 687 287|
|Parish:||SANDRINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
1928. 800m (1/2 mile) from Sandringham House and 4.8km (3 miles) from the Wash. R. Howlett found Scandinavian type of strike-a-light of quartzite, 11cm (4.4 inches) long). Date AD 300 to 500; brought over in 5th century. Pointed oval 'tracked' stone. (?necessarily Early Saxon). Presented to the British Museum by finder.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).
Copy of (S1) in file.
- FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
- STRIKE A LIGHT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 62 NE 9. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Sandringham. |
|<S1>||Article in Serial: 1928. [unknown]. Antiquaries Journal. Vol VIII, p 23. |
|<S2>||Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1940. Norfolk in the Dark Ages, 400-800 A.D., Part II. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII Pt II pp 215-249. p 248. |
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