Record Details

NHER Number:29813
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal finds


Metal detecting in 1993 and 1995 recovered Roman coins and a bronze disc. Also found were a Saxon box mount, a medieval key and a medieval decorated horse harness pendant.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 13 23
Map Sheet:TG12SW

Full description

March/April 1993.Metal detecting.
Roman military vulvate disc stud; single projecting shank at rear. Bronze.
Medieval bronze key, lovely lozengiform openwork bow to open cross and 4 pierced holes in spandrils. 2 pierced holes in sides and projecting animal head (hollow) at top. Hollow shaft.
Lovely Late Saxon box-mount, engraved pair of addorsed animal heads, ear and nostril projecting on side of mount. 2 rivet holes and iron at base and one at apex. Apex broken off. Heads are Ringerike- style.4 Roman coins. See form in file.
A.Rogerson (NLA) 7 June 1993.

1995. Metal detecting at Church Farm.
Medieval gilded bronze rectangular harness-pendant, broken loop for suspension and with central boss (with shank on reverse). Beautifully decorated with six-leafed rosette, each leaf with a punched gilded dot, and the rest of the rectangle is filled with stamped annulets.
(S1) in file.
Identified by S.Margeson (NCM) August 1995.
W.Milligan (NCM) 31 July 1995.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Correspondence: Williams, D. 1995. Correspondence between D. Williams and S. Margeson regarding Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts. 10, 22 and 31 August.
---Monograph: Williams, D. 1997. Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts. A classification and catalogue. A contribution to the study of Late Saxon ornamental metalwork.. CBA Research Report. No. 111. No 60; p 34; Fig 23.
---Photograph: MJM 5-6, Medieval key..
---Photograph: MJH 7-8, Late Saxon box mount..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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