Record Details

NHER Number:6018
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Saxon brooch

Summary

Ploughing in 1946 turned up an Early Saxon brooch.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 974 868
Map Sheet:TL98NE
Parish:BRIDGHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1946. Ploughed up by deep ploughing in October in strip south of southeast of Labour in Vain Plantation. (Now gone). Square headed bronze brooch gilded and silvered 15.2cm (6 inches) long: 8.3cm (3 1/4 inches) maximum width. Mid 6th century (see brooch from Ipswich (S1) East Anglian type). Traces of solder or silver for securing jewel insets.

(S2). Notes by Leeds: Type essentially Anglian Kenninghall I type independent individual variety. (S3) site 52 (p.158, Type B1 (with divided foot). (S4) in file.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Bridgham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Publication: Aberg. Fig.113.
<S2>Newspaper Article: 2 June 1947. Eastern Daily Press.
<S3>Publication: Leeds, E.T.. 1949. Corpus of Square Headed brooches.
<S4>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

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