Record Details

NHER Number:31284
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle Saxon strap end, medieval and post medieval objects


Metal detecting between 1994 and 1996 recovered a small number of objects from the Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval period. This includes the top of a Middle Saxon strap end with possible enamel or niello, and a medieval lead pilgrim's ampulla from Walsingham shrine.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 16 98
Map Sheet:TM19NE

Full description

1994. Metal detector finds.
Medieval purse frame fragment with one pierced hole (V-shaped section). Engraved with running scroll and part of inscription, possibly LAVS from LAVS DEO (Praise God).
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Medieval half-round mount with moulded groove near one end, other end broken, possibly part of a knife handle.
18th century bronze padlock.
W. Milligan (NCM), 20 October 1994.

August/September 1995. Metal detector find.
Middle Saxon top of strap end with two rivets and fan-shaped field. Below two narrow fields with three central vertical ribs. White inlay, ?enamel ?niello. Maximum width 11mm, surviving length 17mm.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 November 1995.

1996. Metal detector find.
Medieval lead pilgrim's ampulla from Walsingham shrine. Crowned R (for Richelde, the founder) // scallop shell.
Polaroid (S1).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
H. Geake (NCM), 5 November 1996.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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.

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