Record Details

NHER Number:19944
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle Saxon brooch and possible medieval weight

Summary

Metal detecting here in 1983 recovered a Middle Saxon caterpillar brooch and a bronze, flat-backed, zoomorphic object weight or fitting. This unusual object was felt to be medieval in date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 24 99
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:SHOTESHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November 1983. Found with metal detector.
Caterpillar brooch, Middle Saxon, (S1).
Information from member of the public [1].
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 23 November 1983.
W. Milligan (NCM).

November 1983. Found with metal detector at approximately same site.
Bronze flat backed zoomorphic object weight (?) or fitting 13.9g (half ounce 14.175g).
Information from member of the public [1].
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and E. B. Green (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM) 8 December 1983.

Norwich Castle Museum polaroid photo of fragment of Ringerike-style bridle cheek-piece is addorsed with finder’s name and TM 29 NW 144, and is dated 6 March 1991.
A. Rogerson (HES), 9 September 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Medieval - 651 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1983. Drawing of a Middle Saxon caterpillar brooch.. Paper. 1:1.

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