Record Details

NHER Number:33866
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon and medieval finds


Metal-detecting in 1998 and 2014 recovered a medieval coin as well as an Early Saxon mushroom shaped mount and gusset plate.


  • An Early Saxon mount dating from the 7th century  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • Early Saxon sleeve clasp from NHER 33866  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TG 02 21
Map Sheet:TG02SW

Full description

August 1998. Metal detecting rally. [1].
Early 7th century peltaic mount, (S1), no fixing on reverse, bird head to either side, double strand interlace between, guilloche at bottom. Style II.
See (S2).
Further details to follow.
Identified by H. Geake (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 October 1998.

August 2014. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 8. Site extended to whole field. [2].
1 medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 14 October 2014.

22 August 2014. Metal-detecting. [3].
Early Saxon gusset plate.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 July 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 480 AD to 530 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1310 AD to 1314 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Illustration: White, S.. 1998. Drawing of an Early/Middle Saxon pelta-shaped mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Geake, H. (NCM). 1998. Pelta Shaped Mount from Foxley..

Related records - none

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