Record Details

NHER Number:20176
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon brooch

Summary

Metal detecting in this area in around 1980 recovered a 9th century brooch. It was made of bronze and decorated with a backward-facing animal.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 72 25
Map Sheet:TF72NW
Parish:HILLINGTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 1980 approximately. In edge of parkland just north of road. Metal detecting.
9th century brooch. Bronze, 2.8cm diameter. Incised decoration - animal bending over its back, double circle for eye and two dittos on body. Loan to KLM, via [1].
See rubbing (S1). Slides (S2) at KLM.
Identified by E. M. James (KLM).
E. M. James (KLM) 3 February 1984.

Marked on NCM map (S3) further northeast at [2], but KLM map marking (S4) was made by finder.

Part of large scatter NHER 29913.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Illustration: [Unknown]. 1980. Rubbing of a Late Saxon copper alloy brooch. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Slide: Various. Slide.
<S3>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S4>Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.

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