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Record ID: NMS-A13EDD
Object type: BRACTEATE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Saxon gold C-bracteate. The repouss√© decoration depicts a highly stylised horse and over-large bearded male head in profile facing right with four pellets below his triangular nose, a round eye with two lines indicating the lower eyelid and a hairstyle ending with a round coil and tail at the back and a triangle with a spiral in the front. The horse has a triangular ear, gaping mouth and small eye. Between the broad neck and the lower trunk are two dots. Above the large round hip and tail are two further dots. One short hindleg ends in a broad foot. The front legs are detached …
Created on: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lessingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-F32792
Object type: BRACTEATE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circumstances: Found while searching with a metal detector. Found at some time between 1992 and 2005. The object was not previously reported and was found in the finder's "junk" draw during 2007. Finds made by M. Slaven, who has carried out metal detecting wholly within Norfolk, occur on 32 sites recorded with the Norfolk Historc Environment Record. Of these 28 are located in the parish of Sporle with Palgrave, one is a single Norfolk no provenance object, one is located on Mundesley beach and two lie in the parish of Newton by Castle Acre, which marches with Sporle with Palgrave. It…
Created on: Thursday 15th July 2010
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS2259
Object type: BRACTEATE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A 6th century gold bracteate, found whilst searching with a metal-detector as part of an archaeological investigation. The bracteate is made of gold. The central design is carried out in well-executed pressblech technique, and is of an animal in Style I, a basic ribbon-shaped animal with the eye close to the loop, but with limbs nearly unidentifiable, around a central 'dimple' (seen on some other bracteates). The central design is enclosed within three concentric rings of punched decoration. The outer ring is on the edge of the disc and gives the impression of a bead rim. These imp…
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2003
Last updated: Thursday 11th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'CLEY NEXT THE SEA', grid reference and parish protected.


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