Record Details

NHER Number:34595
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


Metal detecting recovered part of the foot of an Early Saxon gilded great square headed brooch, a late medieval/early post medieval copper alloy signet ring and a post medieval Charles I half groat.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 03 86
Map Sheet:TM08NW

Full description

January/ February 1998. Metal detecting. See Notes for ngr.
Early Saxon part of the foot of a great square headed brooch. At the top is the nose of an animal head (remainder missing) form which issues a ridge decorated with curved punchmarks. Either side of the ridge is a triangular perforation, bordered by an inner ridge; then a curving line of guilloce (simple twist interlace) to the top and a running spiral to the bottom. The lines of guilloche curve on up and round to become a pair of animal head lappets with round eyes and open jaws (one is largely missing). Long catchlate on reverse. Gilded on front; all breaks apart from catchplate are fairly fresh. 6th century.
See (S1).
Identified by H.M. Geake (NCM), 16 March 1998.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 April 1999.

Summer 2000. Metal detecting.
Late medieval/early post medieval copper alloy signet ring. Oval bezel with crowned fleur-de-lis. Internal diameter 19.5 to 23mm. See drawing (S2).
Post medieval Charles I half groat. Initial worn-rose. 1631 to 1632.
K. Hinds (NLA), 11 October 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BOW BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S2>Illustration: Ashley, S. 2000. Drawing of decoration on bezel of medieval/post-medieval copper alloy signet ring. Film. 2:1.

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