Record Details

NHER Number:25255
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle to Late Saxon strap end

Summary

Metal detecting on this site has recovered a Middle to Late Saxon strap end decorated with a fine animal head and a foliage design.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 25 15
Map Sheet:TG21NE
Parish:CROSTWICK, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1989. Metal detecting.
9th century copper alloy strap end, broken and perhaps reused - two holes above animal head. The animal head is very finely modelled with deep cut ears. Field in centre of strap end decorated with foliage motif (two scrolls?) possibly with niello inlay. Rubbed edges.
See (S1).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 21 March 1989.
W. Milligan (NCM), 23 March 1989.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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