Record Details

NHER Number:30209
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon to post-medieval finds


Metal-detecting in 1993 recovered a post-medieval coin as well as Late Saxon to medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount, depicting an animal with a raised head and a raised front paw, and a medieval brooch fragment, casket mount and strap union fragment.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 15 99
Map Sheet:TM19NE

Full description

1993. Metal detector finds.
Late Saxon fragment of hollow cast 'foot' (animal head type).
Medieval - possibly a huge conical boss from a rather enormous ring brooch. Fragment of bronze 'ring' (sheet with pierced rivet hole) white paste in setting in top of boss.
?Medieval or earlier? bronze moulded 'key hole' shaped strap union (two narrow bars for strap attachment) tiny.
Medieval strip (casket mount) decorated with low relief chevrons, opposing (groups of four).
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), August 1993.
Tudor/Stuart sixpence/groat.
See coin list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 29 February 1993.
Lovely Late Saxon box mount, trefoil terminal and iron rivet. Animal with raised head and raised front paw. Flange at right angles. Iron rivet near base (through animal body) (S1). This find was reidentified as a Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount by D. Williams in 1997, see Monograph (S2).
Polaroids (S3) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM), 21 October 1993. Amended by A. Beckham (HES), 15 August 2020.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STIRRUP STRAP MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Correspondence: Williams, D. 1995. Correspondence between D. Williams and S. Margeson regarding Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts. 10, 22 and 31 August.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Jones, C.. 1993. Drawing of a Late Saxon box mount.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Monograph: Williams, D. 1997. Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts. A classification and catalogue. A contribution to the study of Late Saxon ornamental metalwork.. CBA Research Report. No. 111. No 280; p 67.
<S3>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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