Record Details

NHER Number:17686
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman coins and Iron Age and Roman metal objects


Metal detecting in 1987 and 1988 recovered Roman coins and metalwork, as well as an Iron Age terret and a Roman enamelled seal box lid. This site is associated with two other scatters, NHER 2867 and NHER 24053, which may be evidence of a Roman villa.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 76 02
Map Sheet:TF70SE

Full description

Found before 1974. [1].
'Roman pot' written on Kings Lynn Museum's copy of (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 22 October 1981.

September 1987. Metal detecting. On southeast edge of scatter as marked above. For exact locations see (S2). [2].
Numbered as 1 on (S2), bronze seal box lid, green or yellow enamel, Roman.
Numbered as 2 on (S2), irregular copy of Antoninianus, Claudius II, 270-280s.
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), October 1987.

April to May 1988. Additional metal detecting finds from ploughed field. Same area as above.
Iron Age terret.
Roman brooch fragment.
Roman coins, see list in secondary file.
A. Gregory (NAU), 27 May 1988.

Associated with larger scatters, NHER 28671 and NHER 24053, identified as a possible Roman villa.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SEAL BOX (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EGB 23-5, EXD 23-9.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Map: Finder's Map..

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