Record Details

NHER Number:10518
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Viking spearhead and Late Saxon finds


A Viking spearhead with silver zoomorphic inlay, animal bones and an unidentified metal object found in 1958.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3611 9911
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

15 June 1958. Stray Find.
In digging hole about 3m to 3.3m (10 to 11ft) down next Holmes Garage (beside main street).
Late Saxon spearhead with silver inlay on socket.
Animal bones and other metal object not preserved.
Site examined by R.R. Clarke (NCM) and nothing found.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).
See (S1) for further information.

November 1976.
Identified as Viking Period import with zoomorphic inlay by [1].

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPEAR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1958. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. Vol 5. p 3.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 39 NE 16.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Loddon.
<S1>Article in Serial: Wilson, D. M. and Hurst, J. G. 1960. Medieval Britain in 1958. Medieval Archaeology. Vol III (for 1959) pp 295-326. p 297.

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