Record Details

NHER Number:22214
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon strap end


Metal detecting in 1985 recovered a Late Saxon decorated copper alloy strap end with traces of gilding.

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Map Sheet:TG02NW

Full description

16 - 17 December 1985. Found with metal detector about 91m (100 yards) apart.
Bronze strap end, openwork, traces of gilding, unfinished? Two panels below an interlace border, one containing an ox, on a bird? (mythological) or horse and rider? Metal to be analysed at British Museum, (S1).
10th century type.
Joined with superglue.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. F. Milligan (NCM), 20 December 1985.

Declared Treasure Trove 8 May 1986 (S2).
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Article in Monograph: Ashley, S. 2016. Anglo-Norman elite objects from castle and countryside. Castles and the Anglo-Norman World. Proceedings of a Conference held at Norwich Castle in 2012. Davies, J. et al (eds). pp 281-298. Fig 18.8 No 49.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2012. Drawing of a Late Saxon strap end.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. Mystery object found in field treasure trove. 9 May.

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