Record Details

NHER Number:19449
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Prehistoric flints, a Bronze Age spearhead, Roman coins, brooches and metal finds, Early Saxon brooches, pottery, a wrist clasp, a gold casket mount, and an Early or Middle Saxon gold ornament from a buckle or a sword hilt, and medieval and post medieval coins, pottery and metal finds found during metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF80NE
Parish:NORTH PICKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

August 1983. Found wrapped around subsoiler tine after subsoiling to depth of 50cm (20 inches).
Iron spearhead of Swanton group C3, traces of wood in socket, embedded in chalky soil when found, and since partly straightened.

19 August 1983. Site visited by A. Rogerson (NAU).
X-ray, drawn (S1) and photographed (S2), see file. Press cuttings (S3) and (S4) in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), August 1983.

Context 1 at [1].
Context 2 remainder of field.

October 1983. Detailed metal detecting and fieldwalking.
Late Bronze Age spearhead and ring (?).
Roman brooches and pottery.
Medieval and post medieval pottery.
Early Saxon brooches, (S5, S6, S7, S8 and S9).
Flints etc.
See list and press cuttings in file, also hanging plan.
A. Rogerson (NAU), October 1983.

November 1991. Further metal detecting work in area of previous finds.
No further Early Saxon finds
Edward I penny illeg. mint (Identified by J. Davies (NCM))
Rim of medieval copper alloy vessel (Identified by S. Margeson (NCM))
Rim fragment, early medieval/ medieval unglazed jar.
2 base sherds glazed Grimston.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 19 December 1991

1992. Metal detecting finds.
3 Roman brooches.
1. CD Harlow type 40-75/80 AD.
2. Plate probably 2nd century.
3. Trumpet 2nd century - 175/200 AD?
Identified by D. Mackreth.
6th century square-headed brooch.
Early Saxon copper alloy belt fitting.
See notes in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 3 March 1993.
Polaroids in file. Photos NAU.
Edward I penny and Edward III halfpenny.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 20 January 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 18 January 1993.

1992. Metal detecting finds.
Early Saxon gold casket mount (S10 and S11), broken in two, stated by finder to have been found at [2] but this is likely to be a mistake.
See note in file.
Identification and polaroid and X-ray in file. Photo NAU.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 3 March 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 3 March 1993.

November/December 1996. Metal detecting finds.
Roman coin.
Post medieval cloth seal.
Early Saxon/Middle Saxon gold ornament.
Early Saxon brooches and wrist clasp.
Medieval arrowhead.
Post medieval finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 January 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Post Medieval - 500000 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • DISC (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Undated)
  • STUD (Undated)
  • TWEEZERS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • ARROWHEAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: X ray. NX 1330-1332.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S2>Photograph: CLL (spearhead), CLR (bronzes).
<S3>Newspaper Article: 1983. Eastern Daily Press. 5 October.
<S4>Newspaper Article: The Times. 1983. 6 October.
<S5>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1983. Drawing of a fragment from the bow of an Early Saxon bronze cruciform brooch.. Paper. 2:1.
<S6>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1983. Drawing of an Early Saxon bronze saucer fragment.. Paper. 2:1.
<S7>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1983. Drawing of the side knobs from an Early Saxon cruciform brooch.. Paper. 2:1.
<S8>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1983. Drawing of a bronze fragment possibly from the footplate of a square head leeds BI. Paper. 2:1.
<S9>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1983. Drawing of the bow of an Early Saxon cruciform brooch.. Paper. 2:1.
<S10>Illustration: White, S.. 1997. Drawing of an Early Saxon casket mount.. Film. 4:1.
<S11>Illustration: White, S.. 1997. Drawing of an Early Saxon casket mount.. Film. 4:1.
<S12>Illustration: White, S.. 1997. Drawing of an Early/Middle Saxon gold ornament.. Film. 4:1.
<S13>Illustration: White, S.. 1997. Drawing of an Early Saxon cruciform brooch fragment.. Film. 4:1.

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