Record Details

NHER Number:34463
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon brooch and medieval pottery


An Early Saxon cruciform brooch and medieval pottery found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 20 35
Map Sheet:TG23NW

Full description

March/ April 1999. Metal detecting.
Sprinkling of post medieval metal finds not recorded.
Rim sherd medieval unglazed jar (Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA)).
Very worn corroded Early Saxon cruciform brooch. Only the central panel survives on the head; on the reverse is a single pin bar lug with remains on iron bar and spring. The bow is flat, top and bottom, and is keeled centrally. There is a groove on the lower flat part. The leg has a facetted part and a catchplate on the reverse. The horse's head terminal, now very worn and indistinct, looks narrow and simple. Almost all the surface has disappeared so nothing can be said of engraved or punched decoration. 5th century/6th century.
See (S1).
Identified by H. M. Geake (A&E)

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1999. KSL 16, Early Saxon cruciform brooch..
<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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