Record Details

NHER Number:24864
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval metal finds


Metal detecting in 1988 and 1995 recovered two medieval copper alloy buckles, both in the form of animal heads.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 38 17
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

September 1988. Metal detecting.
Copper alloy buckle in form of animal head. Cast, with flat base and hasp at rear. Iron fills hollow at rear.
See drawing (S1) and description in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 18 October 1988.
D. Gurney (NAU), 24 October 1988.

September/October 1995. Metal detecting.
Lovely 12th century Romanesque animal head fastener/buckle (loop broken). Eye possibly once inlaid. Moulded features on head.
Compare with previous find from this site.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 11 November 1995.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: White, S.. 1988. Drawing of a medieval copper alloy zoomorphic buckle.. Film. 2:1.

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