Record Details

NHER Number:5862
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon beads (poorly located)


In 1853 a collection of Early Saxon beads were found in Thetford. Some of the beads had suffered fire damage, possibly during cremation.

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Full description

Multicolour bead.
Held by Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography. See (S1).
In 1853 fire damage of beads in sepulchriatum (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Thetford.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1940. Norfolk in the Dark Ages, 400-800 A.D., Part II. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII Pt II pp 215-249. p 240.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1903. [unknown]. The Archaeological Journal. Vol LX, p 76.

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