Record Details

NHER Number:11219
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval shield boss


In 1767 a medieval shield boss made from brass was discovered in Wretham. At the time it was felt that this shield component was of Danish origin and had been engraved locally.

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Full description

Embossment of shield of cast brass. Hook at end and back part of sword and rivets in several places. Lower part broken off by rough treatment of workman who dug it up.
See (S1): 'An Embossment of a Danish shield' engraved by Thompson of Norwich.
See sketch (S2) in file.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SHIELD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Wretham.
<S1>Article in Serial: Armstrong. 1781. Hundred of Shropham.. History and Antiquities of the County. Vol VIII, pp 197-8.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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