Record Details

NHER Number:24332
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


Metal detecting in 1987 and 2004 recovered a Late Saxon Ringerike style copper alloy brooch in the form of a bird with tendril on its beak, as well as an Iron Age coin, a possible Roman ring, a Middle or Late Saxon strap end and a medieval casket fitting.


  • A Saxon Ringerike style bird brooch from Stoke Holy Cross.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG20SW

Full description

December 1987. Found with metal detector. [1]
Copper alloy brooch in form of bird, with tendril on beak. Ringerike style, 11th century.
Now in NCM. [2]
Polaroid NCM. For comparison see (S1).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 15 January 1988.
See finds illustration in file (S2).

June-July 2004. Metal-detecting.
1 Iron Age coin.
1 ?Roman ring.
1 Middle-Late Saxon strap end.
1 medieval casket fitting.
Coins identified by A. Marsden (NLA), and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See description in file.
E. Darch (NLA), 16 August 2004.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 26 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • RING (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD? to 1065 AD?)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CASKET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Illustration: White, S.. Unknown. Drawing of Late Saxon bird brooch. 2:1.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Margeson, S. 1988. A Bird-Shaped Brooch from Stoke Holy Cross. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XL Pt II pp 199-200.

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