Record Details

NHER Number:25008
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


A Roman strap mount, an unusual Early Saxon brooch, Late Saxon pottery and a medieval to post medieval thimble found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 98 36
Map Sheet:TF93NE

Full description

November 1988. Context 1.
Early Saxon small long brooch. Head plate damaged, catch plate missing. Hole in centre of concentric circles on foot.
Unusual type.
See (S1 and S2).
Fragment copper alloy sheet, trace of ring and dot decoration. One hole. One edge curved over. Probably not a wrist clasp.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 19 December 1988.

January 1989. Context 2. Additional metal detecting finds.
In area of former find.
Identified by D. Gurney (NAU) and S. Margeson (NCM)
Copper alloy thimble, 15th to 16th century.
Fragment of small copper alloy pelta shaped strap mount, with attachment stud in centre of pelta. One arm of pelta and central tongue (on which second stud) missing. Compare with example from (S3). Roman.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 16 January 1989.

Before 19 December 2003. Metal detecting. At [1].
Rim sherd Thetford type jar in quite coarse sandy fabric, diameter 150mm, weighing 77g.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 December 2003.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Verlag Philip von Zaben & Mainzam Rhein. 1980. Gallien in Der Spatantike.. p 195.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Correspondence: Howe, M.. 1989. Letter.
<S2>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1988. Drawing of an Early Saxon small long brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Cunliffe, B.W.. 1968. Fifth report on the excavations of the Roman fort at Richborough, Kent.. pp 128-129; Pl XXXVII.

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