Record Details

NHER Number:33204
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval harness pendant and plaque, multi-period finds


Metal detecting in this area during 1997 recovered a variety of objects including a medieval harness pendant with a dragon motif, a medieval bronze plaque in the form of a chicken, a Roman coin and sherds of Late Saxon and medieval pottery.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 29 95
Map Sheet:TM29NE

Full description

1997. Metal detector finds.
Eleven unglazed medieval pot sherds.
One possible glazed medieval pot sherd.
Medieval bronze harness pendant, possibly cut down to be a square shape. Design indistinct but possibly a dragon. S.Ashley (NAU) says it is - see drawing (S1) and blazon in file.
Roman coin. See list in file.
V. Fryer (NCM) 25 April 1997.

1997. Metal detector finds.
Fourteen pot sherds, Late Saxon/medieval.
Thetford type ware 'cheese wire' marked base.
Two Thetford type rims with 'lid seating'. Five body sherds.
Three body sherds (one sagging base).
Two strap handles with thumb impressed decoration.
Thumb impressed decorated rim with trace of clay for handle/spout attachment.
Medieval bronze plaque in form of chicken.
Polaroid (S2) taken by NCM. See list in file.
V. Fryer (NCM) 29 May 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PLAQUE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S2>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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