Find Spot record MLI51000 - Bronze Roundel, Church of St Helen, Hemswell


An 8th century gilt-bronze roundel, found on the site of the Church of St Helen, Hemswell.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 700 AD to 799 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A gilt-bronze decorated roundel has been found on the site of the Church of St Helen at Hemswell. The object was a slightly convex disc of bronze, measuring 45-47mm in diameter. It was decorated with a chip-carved interlace design of figures of eight, and was originally gilded. The reverse had four small rivets for attachment. A small hole near the edge suggests that it may later have been used as a pendant. Both the details of manufacture and the style of decoration suggest an 8th century date. The roundel is held by Lincoln Museum. {1}{2}{3}

Sources/Archives (3)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: P.L. Everson, C.C. Taylor and C.J. Dunn. 1991. Change and Continuity: Rural Settlement in North-West Lincolnshire. Archive Notes.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Peter B.G. Binnall. 1985. Hemswell 1086-1901. p.90.
  •  Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LCNCC 2007.26.



Grid reference SK 9328 9113 (point) Estimated from Sources

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Record last edited

May 15 2023 8:28AM


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