Record Details

NHER Number:33574
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle or Late Saxon strap end


A Middle or Late Saxon strap end with an animal head terminal and the remains of niello or silver inlay, found by a metal detectorist.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 19 35
Map Sheet:TG13NE

Full description

March/April 1998. Metal detecting find.
Incomplete Middle Saxon/Late Saxon strap end with animal head terminal.
Split end missing, below this, object is rather bent and worn, and has 3 slightly irregular ?accidental holes with no decoration visible around. Below this area is an unclear motif inlaid in niello or silver. Animal head terminal is better preserved with a pair of ears, some (again unclear) niello/silver inlay in the forehead, 2 dot eyes (with once some inlay) and a rather sweet slightly uptilted (bent?) pointy snout. 9th century.
Identified by H. Geake (A&E).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 12 May 1998.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---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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