Record Details

NHER Number:39290
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Saxon and medieval metal finds


Metal detecting in 2003 recovered a Late Saxon copper alloy strap end and a medieval copper alloy spur buckle.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 35 17
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

February 2003. Metal detecting.
In area of cropmarks NHER 36752.
Medieval copper alloy ?spur buckle, oval frame with integral plate, ridge on both sides at junction with frame, circular perforation for D sectioned pin, plate with two rivet-holes tapers to subrectangular terminal with curled projection (too tightly curled to function as hook). Decorated with longitudinal line of engraved rocker arm between rivet holes and zig-zag on terminals, 49 by 15mm. See (S1) (1991) fig. 48, numbers 320 to 1 and comparative example from the Ashmolean Museum Collection. Mid 13th to mid 14th century.
Identified by S. J. Ashley (NLA).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 March 2003.

June 2003. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon fragment of Ae strap end. Corroded purplish metal, cracked and broken, split attachment end decorated with at least seven ring-and-dots and pierced by twin rivets, upper part of decorated openwork plate has stylised head with twin dots for eyes, tendrils springing from top and sides. 25 x (at least) 24mm.
Identified by S. J. Ashley (NLA).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 August 2003.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Egan and Pritchard. 1991. Dress Accessories.

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