Record Details

NHER Number:5871
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon shears


A pair of Late Saxon iron shears from Thetford were were exhibited by the Cambridge Antiquarian Society on 8 November 1886.

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Full description

Pair iron shears 20.5cm (8.05in) long were exhibited by CAS on November 8 1886. See (S1).
Also see CUMAE (S2).
Drawing (S3) in file.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SHEARS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Serial: 1889. Cambridge University Reporter. p 345.
<S2>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.
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. 1885. Drawing of a pair of Late Saxon shears.. Paper. Unknown.

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