Record Details

NHER Number:40897
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:7th century gold pendant, medieval seal matrix


Metal detecting in 2004 recovered a Solidus coin of the Roman emperor Honorius with a later suspension loop. The coin had been used as an Early Saxon pendant, the loop having been welded onto both faces, probably during the 7th century. A medieval seal matrix was also recovered from this area.

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Map Sheet:TG01SE

Full description

October 2004. Metal-detecting.
Solidus of Honorius with suspension loop, an Early Saxon pendant. Loop, welded onto both faces, now detached from reverse and distorted. Further details to follow. Submitted for consideration as Treasure.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 October 2004.

Before 5 February 2004. Metal detecting.
Pendant may date to 7th century.
See A. Marsden's (NLA) identification in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 January 2005.

November-December 2004. Metal-detecting.
1 medieval seal matrix (inscription: 'Mark Matthew Luke John').
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 January 2005.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 24 March 2014

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PENDANT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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