Record Details

NHER Number:19502
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age palstave and post medieval seal

Summary

A Bronze Age palstave and a post medieval multiple seal matrix found during metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 66 17
Map Sheet:TF61NE
Parish:MIDDLETON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Summer 1983. Found with metal detecting at Tower End.
Much corroded, broken, central fragment of single-looped palstave.
(S1) in file.
Seen September 1983 by J. Wymer (NAU).
Information from A. Rogerson (NAU).
J. Wymer (NAU) 19 September 1983.

January 1989. 'Within a yard or two' of above find.
Triangular section of copper alloy multiple seal matrix (fob seal) with three oval faces depicting/inscribed the following:
1. Bust r. TITVS CAESAR;
2. Winged figure with bow r. and bird (?) above IAI ETE HEVREVY FIDE ET AMORE;
3. Clasped hands.
Small circular longitudinal perforation with arc of small punched dots on curved surface of upper end.
Post medieval.
Cast NCM.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 15 February 1989.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Post Medieval - 2350 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CKT 1-5-N.
<S1>Illustration: Wymer, J.. 1983. Drawing of a Bronze Age palstave.. Card. 1:1.

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