NMS-AA2195: Late Saxon Bracelet

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Unique ID: NMS-AA2195

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Late Saxon or early medieval object, possibly a bracelet or mount. Bar of shallow D-shaped section expanding very slightly from a break to a moulded animal head with pointed ears and slightly up-turned snout with a tapering D-sectioned projection extending from the mouth, probably intended to represent a long tongue, the tip of which is missing. Surviving length 48mm. Maximum width 7mm. Maximum thickness 5mm. The surface is corroded.

No very close parallel has been found but Late Saxon bracelets with stylistically similar animal head terminals have been recorded including NMS-E90A21 and WMID-668E57 as well as some early medieval objects including LIN-36C4A2, BH-5CFA9A and NMS-78CDCB.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48 mm
Width: 7 mm
Thickness: 5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 5th February 2016 - Friday 5th February 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 60477
Other reference: IND05022016ED

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Winfarthing (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1185
Four figure Latitude: 52.42226145
Four figure longitude: 1.10168549
1:25K map: TM1185
1:10K map: TM18NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found before 0502/16

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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