Record Details

NHER Number:23309
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon and Late Saxon finds


Metal-detecting in 1986 recovered part of an Early Saxon cruciform brooch, and a Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 17 17
Map Sheet:TG11NE

Full description

November 1986. Metal detecting finds in northwest end of field opposite Church Farm.
Late Saxon openwork copper alloy box mount. This find was reidentified as a Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount by D. Williams in 1997, see Monograph (S1).
Copper alloy face mask, almost certainly side knob from Early Saxon florid cruciform brooch: remains of two pierced transverse lugs on back, for securing axis bar. See Photograph (S2).
A. Gregory (NAU) 6 January 1987. Amended by A. Beckham (HES), 5 August 2020.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STIRRUP STRAP MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Margeson, S. 1980-1996. S. Margeson's personal notes on individual finds. Find Description Notes.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Williams, D. 1997. Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts. A classification and catalogue. A contribution to the study of Late Saxon ornamental metalwork.. CBA Research Report. No. 111. No 320; pp 73 and 74; Fig 47.
<S2>Photograph: EAX 1-2 (brooch)- N.

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