Record Details

NHER Number:32311
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


Metal detecting recovered a variety of finds. These include pieces of Roman, medieval and post medieval pot, a Roman trumpet brooch, a Roman or Middle Saxon pin and part of a Late Saxon bridle cheek piece with the head of small animal with open jaws. Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post medieval coins were also found.

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Map Sheet:TM29NW

Full description

Late 1996. Metal-detecting.
Head of small Ringerike-style animal with open jaws, oval eye and curling-forward ear. Details delineated with engraved lines. Broken off at neck. Flat, undecorated reverse. Late Saxon, probably part of bridle cheek piece. See drawing (S1) and polaroid (S2).
Sheared off suspension loop from probably medieval purse or similar, decorated with cross cut into top.
Identified by H. Geake (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 January 1997.

1996. Metal detecting finds.
Roman eleven pot sherds:
one Oxfordshire red colour coated ware base.
four grey wares (slightly micaceous).
one coarse ware base-angle Roman bowl with a ?slipped.
five coarse Roman grey.
Medieval five pot sherds; three medieval (one late medieval/transitional and one green glazed Grimston handle); one lead glazed earthenware.
One post medieval tile (glazed).
Iron Age coin.
Medieval three coins.
Post medieval coin, post medieval jetton.
Roman coin.
See lists in file.
Roman trumpet brooch.
Roman ?handle terminal.
Medieval belt fitting.
Post medieval hooked fastener.
Post medieval buckle.
Roman/Middle Saxon pin.
Medieval key bow.
Post medieval clip - book or furniture.
Undated die.
V. Fryer (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to 19th Century - 800 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DIE (Undated)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Holness, A. 1997. Drawing of a Late Saxon copper alloy Ringerike-style bridle cheek-piece fragment. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>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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