Record Details

NHER Number:28099
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon sword and spears


An iron sword and spears 'of great length' were found in a log canoe near Horsey before 1851. It has been suggested that these are Early Saxon in date. The exact nature of discovery and location of these finds are unclear.

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Full description

Pre 1851.
Iron sword, suggested as Early Saxon, found with iron spears of great length 53cm (21 inches) in a log canoe near Horsey.
Information from (S1).
R. Rickett (NCM), 15 May 1990.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SWORD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in Serial: 1851. Proceedings at the Meetings of the Archaeological Institute. The Archaeological Journal. Vol VIII pp 414-427. pp 424-425.

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