Record Details

NHER Number:15788
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic flints, 13th or 14th century seal

Summary

Metal detecting in 1979 recovered a 13th or 14th century seal with the motto FRANGE LEGO TEGO; Break the seal, I read, I hold. In 1987 two large Neolithic flint blade flakes and a fabricator were also recovered from this area, in marl heaps.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 26 07
Map Sheet:TG20NE
Parish:TROWSE WITH NEWTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Autumn 1979. Found with metal detector at 6 inches (15cm) deep.
Bronze pointed-oval seal, late 13th/14th century. Central device of bird with outstretched wings, and reads: + FRANGE LEGO TEGO (Break the seal, I read, I hold). [1]
Compiled by S. Margeson (NAU), 1980.

July 1987. Found in marl heaps from a drainage sump.
Two large Neolithic flint blade flakes and a fabricator.
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU).
Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 12 August 1987.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FABRICATOR (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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