Record Details

NHER Number:35594
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon brooch

Summary

A fragment of an Early Saxon brooch, found by metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 69 07
Map Sheet:TF60NE
Parish:FINCHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1999 to February 2000. Metal detecting.
Fragment of copper alloy terminal from the foot of a cruciform brooch. The break is quite fresh, and occurs part of the way down the nose of the horse head terminal. At the break the nose is a hollow U shape in section, with a very slight ridge down the centre. Each nostril is a pointed oval, set at a V shaped angle, and between and below them is a drop shaped boss. This lies in the centre of a semi-circular extension, which has part circles punched along the lower straight edge and smaller circles punched along the curved edge. There also seem to be small circles punched on the extension around the edge of one of the nostrils.
Identified by H. M. Geake (A&E)
K. Hinds (NLA) 1 August 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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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