Record Details

NHER Number:25803
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon and medieval finds


Metal-detecting in 1989 and1993 recovered a Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount and a medieval casket mount.


  • Late Saxon box mount from Brinton  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 03 35
Map Sheet:TG03NW

Full description

1989. Metal detecting.
11th century bronze box mount in form of animal head, a bit Romanesque looking (heavily cleaned and polished), See Illustration (S1) and Article (S2).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 1989.
This find was reidentified as a stirrup-strap mount by D. Williams in 1997, see Monograph (S3).
W. Milligan (NCM) 9 March 1990. Amended by A. Beckham (HES), 4 August 2020.

January to February 1993. Metal detecting.
Probably 14th century. Lovely medieval gilded half round casket mount, trefoil pierced lobe terminal at each end, elaborate leaf mouldings below each pierced lobe. Three square mouldings, one at each end and one in centre. Moulding decorated with cross hatching.
Identified by S.Margeson (NCM).
A.Rogerson (NLA) 3 April 1993.

Part of large scatter NHER 34251.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • STIRRUP STRAP MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1989. Drawing of a Late Saxon bronze box mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Article in Serial: Ashley, S., Penn, K. and Rogerson, A. 1991. A Further Group of Late Saxon Mounts from Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt II pp 225-229. No 5; p 225 and 227; Fig 2.
<S3>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 462; p 98.

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