Record Details

NHER Number:10247
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle Bronze Age dagger and Roman coin


In 1969 a Roman coin of Faustina I was found on the path by the river. Subsequent metal detecting in 1980 recovered a Middle Bronze Age dagger, dating to the 14th-15th century BC.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 30 07
Map Sheet:TG30NW

Full description

1969. Found on path recently tidied.
Sestertius of ?Faustina I (?PIVS FAVSTINA? - ?SPES on rev?). Too worn to see any letter for certain.
Copy NCM card - material not checked.

1980. Found with metal detector on mud shelf just on waterline, where river has been dredged.
Middle Bronze Age dagger, two rivet holes with rivets. Burgess (1968) Group II, Acton Park phase, 15th-14th century BC.
Identified by A. Lawson (NAU) 5 January 1981.
See for comparison Carleton Rode, NCM Catalogue of Bronze Age Metalwork fig. 23.
E. B. Green (NCM) January 1981.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DAGGER (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Surlingham.

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