Record Details

NHER Number:29390
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle or Late Saxon strap ends


Three Middle or Late Saxon silver strap ends, in the shape of animals, with inlaid glass and niello, found by metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 88 05
Map Sheet:TF80NE

Full description

January 1993. Metal detecting find.
Middle Saxon silver strap end fragment; animal head terminal and part of body decorated with niello inlay. Inlaid glass eyes, finely-modelled muzzle and brow, niello inlaid on the muzzle and above the eyes. Above the eyes is a stem with three leaves and a 'square' all speckled in Trewhiddle-style manner. Circular ears with a cross in each, also speckled. Above the ears elaborate leaf ornament in silver (speckled) with niello inlay. Niello probably once in the ears around the crosses too.
See (S2)
To be photographed.
Identified S.Margeson (NCM).
D.Gurney (NLA) 5 February 1993.

October 1993. Metal detecting finds.
2 further Middle Saxon silver strap ends in similar style to that found earlier, (S2).
See description of all three in file.
D.Gurney (NLA) 24 November 1993.

See (S1) (photocopy in file).
D.Gurney (NLA) 22 May 1996.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: The Searcher. 1996. The Searcher. June. p.28.
<S2>Illustration: White, S.. 1994. Drawing of three Middle/Late Saxon silver strap ends.. Film. 2:1.

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