Record Details

NHER Number:37203
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon bridle cheek piece


Metal detecting here in 2001-02 recovered a Late Saxon bridle cheekpiece with slight traces of engraved Ringerike-style ornamentation.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 35 24
Map Sheet:TG32SE

Full description

2001 and January 2002. Metal detecting and surface collection.
Late Saxon worn animal-head terminal of a bridle cheekpiece, broken across neck, with slight traces of engraved Ringerike-style ornament on one face partly obsured by verdigris. Dull purplish patination. 11th century.
Polaroid taken.
Other finds of late post medieval and modern date.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 April 2002.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

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