Record Details

NHER Number:29443
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon brooch or casket mount, 12 Almond Grove


At some time around 1981 a Saxon gilded bronze and enamelled disc was found in the garden of the property during the burial of a terrapin. The object was probably originally a brooch but was possibly reused as a mount for a casket.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8584 8178
Map Sheet:TL88SE

Full description

Around 1981. Found in garden of donor when burying a terrapin.
10th century gilded bronze enamelled disc with flange. Probably originally a brooch; secondary use as a mount for a casket.
Details, polaroid (S1) and drawing (S2) in file.
Held by Thetford Museum.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), December 1990.
S. Margeson (NCM), December 1990.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 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: Milligan, W. 1991. Drawing of a Late Saxon gilded and enamelled disc. Film. 1:1.

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