Record Details

NHER Number:28296
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval horse harness stud and 16th century hooked tag


Metal detecting in 1991 recovered a medieval copper alloy enamelled stud from a horse harness, and a 16th century copper alloy openwork hooked tag.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23 31
Map Sheet:TG23SW

Full description

January 1991. Found with metal detector. [1]
Medieval bronze enamelled stud, lozengiform, three bars (enamel now gone) shank on reverse. Probably from horse harness.
16th century bronze openwork hooked tag; circular plate with relief bust in semiprofile and openwork decoration around rectangular loop and haft.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), compiled by A. Rogerson (NAU), 4 February 1991.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.

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