Record Details

NHER Number:28657
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval sword pommel, Roman brooches and post medieval buckle


Metal detecting at this location during 1991-92 recovered a variety of metal objects. Noteworthy finds included a beautiful medieval cast bronze sword pommel, a Roman zoomorphic brooch, a Roman copper alloy pin, a medieval square stud from a horse harness and a post medieval double looped buckle.


  • Medieval sword pommel from NHER 28657  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TG 23 25
Map Sheet:TG22NW

Full description

1991. Metal detecting find.
Lovely cast bronze disc pommel from sword- probably 15th century. One face; shield lozenge, red enamel traces. Other; shield with lion rampant, red enamel traces.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
To be photographed.
Information from member of the public [1].
A. Rogerson (NAU) 2 December 1991

Two 1st century Roman coins. See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 9 October 1992.
Other Roman finds.
Late military bronze disc attachment for belt.
Zoomorphic brooch, 2nd century.
Wing and fanbow brooch.
Bronze knob-headed pin.
See details in file. Polaroid taken by NCM.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Medieval square stud, probably harness decoration.
Early post medieval buckle, double looped.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
J. Davies (NCM) 21 October 1992.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SWORD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Article in Serial: Ashley, S. 2011. Five Medieval Armorial Sword Pommels from Norfolk. The Coat of Arms. 3rd Series Vol 7 Part 1 No 221 pp 1-7. No 1.

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