Record Details

NHER Number:34258
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman and Early Saxon finds


Metal-detecting in 1999 and 2013 recovered Roman coins as well as a bow brooch, dating from the 5th century, with a horse's head terminal.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 49 12
Map Sheet:TG41SE

Full description

January 1999. [1]. HMG ident:
Leg and foot from a very narrow Early Saxon cruciform brooch.
The leg is broken (fairly fresh break) at the top of the catch plate, where the leg is flat in section. This part ends with a transverse groove and then the main part of the leg is half-round in section, ending with 2 transverse grooves. The catch plate is chunky and nearly tubular. The horse's head terminal is smoothly modelled with slight swellings for eyes, a ridge down the nose and small oval nostrils. A very early Anglo Saxon type. Could have been made in Germany. Early 5th century
Identified by H. M. Geake (A&E).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 February 1999.

January 2013. Metal-detecting. [2].
2 Roman coins.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 April 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 300 AD to 301 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 310 AD to 310 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Photograph: 1999. KSH 16, Early Saxon cruciform brooch fragment..

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