Record Details

NHER Number:17429
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon brooch


An Early Saxon brooch, made of copper alloy, found by metal detecting, and part of a much larger scatter, which suggests the presence of an Iron Age and Roman settlement near this site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 37 08
Map Sheet:TG30NE

Full description

1981. Found by metal detecting.
Copper alloy brooch.
Identified W. Milligan (NCM) 30 June 1981.

Originally recorded as Roman, but identified by W. Milligan (NCM) April 1984 as 6th century Early Saxon.

Large scatter including NHER 17259, NHER 18298, NHER 18299, NHER 20246, NHER 20247, NHER 24348, NHER 29175 and NHER 29176. The number of Iron Age and Roman finds from this area suggests that this was the site of a settlement in the Iron Age and Roman period, although its exact nature is uncertain.
Sarah Spooner (NLA) August 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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