Record Details

NHER Number:24417
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon dress hook and sleeve clasp


An Early Saxon dress hook and sleeve clasp, made of copper alloy, which may be related to the Early Saxon metalwork found nearby, see NHER 24171.

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Full description

1987? Sold to present owner as having been found after a tree was blown down in the October 1987 gales.
Site uncertain 'Bergh Apton', note other Early Saxon sites in this parish NHER 1011 and NHER 24171.
Copper alloy wrist clasp with triangular stamps (S1), and circular dress hook with ring and dot stamps, (S1).
See [1].
Note [1] bought these from [2], who reported site NHER 24171, but did not report these two particular pieces to NCM.
A. Gregory (NAU) 14 March 1988.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DRESS HOOK (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of an Early Saxon dress hook and an Early Saxon wrist clasp.. Paper. 1:1.

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