Record Details

NHER Number:33893
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon bridle cheek-piece


A Late Saxon bridle cheek-piece in the shape of an animal's head found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 06 99
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

1998 up to July. Metal detecting find.
In small field with various modern metal finds.
Park of cheekpiece of an Late Saxon bridle, in the shape of an animal head with arched neck (with oldish break), two projecting ears and a trefoil-ended nose. Made from flat copper alloy plate, it has a border of punched dots. Anglo-Scandinavian. 11th century.
Identified by H. Geake (A&E).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 12 October 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS (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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