Record Details

NHER Number:33865
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon key


A Late Saxon key with open-work decoration found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 06 99
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

1998. Metal detecting find.
Copper alloy key. D-shaped bow with stem issuing from the straight edge. Along either side are 2 pierced lobes and in the centre of curved edge are remains of a suspension loop. Within the D-shape is openwork decoration of 5 circles. The stem is oval in section and pierced at the tip. The bit has 2 shallow cuts on its forward edge and a central perforation.
Identified by H. Geake (A&E).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 October 1998.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KEY (LOCKING) (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---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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