Record Details

NHER Number:15057
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Saxon scabbard mount and belt hook


In 1979 metal detecting in area stripped of topsoil discovered several metal objects. These finds consisted of a Late Saxon silver scabbard mount and silver belt hook; both decorated in Trewhiddle style with remains of inlay. Other objects were found by subsequent archaeological trenching including a sherd of post medieval pottery and an undated bronze fragment.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 17 09
Map Sheet:TG10NE

Full description

26 June 1979. Clover Hill, Bowthorpe, approximately 200m northeast of Sainsbury's. Found with metal detector in area stripped of topsoil in preparation for building. Found in humic sand about 9.2m (30ft) apart.
Silver scabbard mount and silver belt-hook; both decorated in Trewhiddle style with remains of inlay. Late 9th century.
Seen by E. B. Green (NCM) and S. Margeson (NCM) 4 July 1979.
See (S1).

6 July 1979. Found on same site as above. Found on surface of area stripped of topsoil and trenched for footings.
One sherd post medieval pottery and one bronze fragment.
Site visited by A. Gregory (NAU) 6 July 1979.
A. Gregory (NAU) 6 July 1979.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Simpson, R.. [unknown].
---Monograph: Rev Simpson, R.. 1982. Bowthorpe, a community's beginnings..
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: BDU 1-5, BDU 10-22.
<S1>Article in Serial: Green, B. 1980. Two 9th Century Silver Objects from Costessey. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt III pp 351-353. p 351.

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