Record Details

NHER Number:2680
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon copper alloy brooch (poorly located)


In 1854 a Late Saxon circular 'coin' brooch of copper alloy was recovered from 'near Swaffham'.

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Full description

'Near Swaffham'.

1854. 'Coin' brooch circular of bronze with roughly incised edging - lion with head towards back. Early 9th century around 1 1/2 inches (3.8cm) diameter. Lion surrounded by ring of triangular marks. Photo in British Museum (H. Plowright Collection) 1854.7.21.1.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Described and figured in (S4).

Sketch on card was example from Castle Acre, not Swaffham.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 80 NW 5 [2].
---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 - Early Saxon. Swaffham.
<S1>Monograph: 1911. The Victoria History of Suffolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 348.
<S2>Publication: Brondsted, J.. 1924. Early English Ornament. p 146.
<S3>Article in Serial: [anonymous]. 1903. [proceedings of meeting held Thursday, January 29th, 1903]. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Second Series Vol XIX pp 203-214. pp 210-211.
<S4>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 338.
<S4>Article in Serial: Smedley, N. and Owles, E. 1965. Some Anglo-Saxon 'Animal'-Brooches. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Vol XXX Pt 2 pp 166-174. p 172; Pl XXVI c.

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