Record Details

NHER Number:39729
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age strap fitting/harness mount and medieval artefacts


Metal detecting in this area during 2003 and 2005 recovered an Iron Age strap fitting or harness mount and a medieval horse harness pendant. The latter of these was shield-shaped and featured the arms of the de Bohun family (who included Earls of Hereford and Essex). Metal detecting in 2009 recovered one medieval coin and a seal matrix.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 35 32
Map Sheet:TG33SE

Full description

August 2003. Metal detecting.
Medieval copper alloy horse harness pendant, shield-shaped, surface of metal corroded, blue enamel survives. Azure a bend [Argent] cotised between six lions rampant [Or]. BOHUN, de, Earls of Hereford and Essex.
See (S1).
S. Ashley (NLA), 24 August 2003.

August 2005. Metal detecting. Site extended to whole field, that is, find imprecisely located.
Iron Age strap slide (S2).
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 September 2005.

October-November 2009. Metal detecting. Erroneously recorded under NHER 53783.
Medieval coin and seal matrix.
See description in file.
S. Ashley (NLA), 15 January 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS MOUNT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2005. Drawing of an Iron Age strap slide.. Film. 2:1.

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