Record Details

NHER Number:35321
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval metal objects


Metal detecting at this location in 2000 recovered a medieval Boy Bishop token as well as a medieval seal matrix and fine D-shaped belt fitting with a central lion motif.


  • A medieval belt fitting from Shipdham. The fitting depicts a lion.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 96 07
Map Sheet:TF90NE

Full description

March 2000. Metal detecting.
Boy Bishop token. See list in file.
K. Hinds (NLA) 13 April 2000.

August-September 2000. Metal detecting.
Medieval seal matrix and mount with lion passant regardant with tail in mouth and cross potent on flank (S1).
See list in file and drawing.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 October 2000.

August 2009.
See (S2) for a discussion of a horse harness pendant found in 2000.
H. White, (NLA), 1 September 2009

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Article in Serial: Ashley, S. 2006. Recent Finds of Anglo-Norman 'High-Status' Objects from Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 105-108.
---Article in Monograph: Ashley, S. 2016. Anglo-Norman elite objects from castle and countryside. Castles and the Anglo-Norman World. Proceedings of a Conference held at Norwich Castle in 2012. Davies, J. et al (eds). pp 281-298. Fig 18.6 No 36.
<S1>Illustration: Holness, A.. 2000. Drawing of a Medieval copper alloy mount. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Article in Serial: Ashley, S. 2009. Lions charged with a cross potent. Central Asian 'shoulder ornament' on a twelfth- century buckle late from Norfolk. The Coat of Arms. 3rd series Vol 5 No 217 pp 1-6.

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