Record Details

NHER Number:29380
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon hanging bowl mount


Metal detecting here in 1992 recovered a gilded bronze roundel with an iron rivet in centre and a cruciform motif with the cross-arms having expanded ends. Three bird or animal heads are depicted in sunken fields on the roundel, and this motif is of Celtic origin. This mount may be from an Early Saxon hanging bowl.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 85 12
Map Sheet:TF81SE

Full description

1992. Metal detector find.
Gilded bronze roundel with iron rivet in centre, slightly convex, with cruciform motif, cross-arms having expanded ends. In the spandrels between cross-arms are sunken fields each containing a spiral motif composed of three bird or animal heads. This motif is of Celtic origin. The mount may be from a hanging bowl, which were usually enamelled rather than gilded. Possibly later than 6th century. May be 7th century.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 11 November 1992.
Polaroid (S1) and drawing (S2) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 11 November 1992.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • DISC (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HANGING BOWL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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