Record Details

NHER Number:34357
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon brooch

Summary

Metal detecting recovered two arms of an Anglo-Scandinavian late 9th or early 10th century copper alloy brooch.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 88 07
Map Sheet:TF80NE
Parish:HOLME HALE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January/ February 1999. Metal detecting.
Two arms from a bronze trefoil brooch, with grooved geomtetric decoration. In the centre is a reserved triangle with three grooves around; then in each arm is a double-grooved border with paired oblique nicks, forming a king of christmas tree motif within. The breaks are old and the brooch is corroded. On the reverse arm has a broken transverse pin bar lug: the other has a catch plate. Anglo-Scandinavian. Late 9th century /early 10th century. See (S1).
Identified by H. Geake (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 April 1999.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 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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