|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Middle or Late Saxon strap end|
A Middle or Late Saxon strap end with an animal head terminal and the remains of niello or silver inlay, found by a metal detectorist.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 19 35|
|Parish:||HANWORTH, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
March/April 1998. Metal detecting find.
Incomplete Middle Saxon/Late Saxon strap end with animal head terminal.
Split end missing, below this, object is rather bent and worn, and has 3 slightly irregular ?accidental holes with no decoration visible around. Below this area is an unclear motif inlaid in niello or silver. Animal head terminal is better preserved with a pair of ears, some (again unclear) niello/silver inlay in the forehead, 2 dot eyes (with once some inlay) and a rather sweet slightly uptilted (bent?) pointy snout. 9th century.
Identified by H. Geake (A&E).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 12 May 1998.
- FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
- STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
- STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
Protected Status - none
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|---||Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid. |
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