Record Details

NHER Number:19544
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal-detecting at this location from 1983-98 and again in 2011 recovered a wealth of multi-period metal objects. The most interesting of these comprised Iron Age coins of the Iceni tribe, Roman and medieval coins, medieval and post-medieval jettons, a Roman plate brooch, an Early Saxon stylised animal head with loop for a hinge, a Middle Saxon pin and a medieval lead token with a roughly incised star on one face.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM08NW
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1983. Found with metal-detector in middle of field.
Large number of coins including silver Iceni, one silver classical head (Bury tribe) type, and three denarii of Vespasian, Trajan and Hadrian.
A. Gregory (NAU), 6 October 1983.

1992. Metal-detector find.
6th century small-long brooch, foot missing. Single knob in centre of head-plate. Double-contoured body on head-plate. Transverse ribbing at each end of bow and triple ribbing in median zone on bow (longitudinal) lug and iron on reverse.
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 15 October 1992.
W. Milligan (NCM), 31 December 1992.

1993. Metal-detector find.
16th century buckle, double-looped and rosette pin rests.
Polaroid (S2) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 31 December 1993.

1993. Metal-detector finds.
Post-medieval buckle.
?Roman/Early Saxon buckle-plate, 2 fields with dot-and-circle in each. Double stamped borders.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM), 15 November 1993.

January 1994. Fieldwalking finds.
Two Roman greyware sherds (one base and one bowl flange rim).
Grimston Green Glazed ware jug rim.
W. Milligan (NCM), 2 March 1994.

1994. Metal-detector finds.
At location [1]. Early Saxon stylised animal head with loop for hinge at one end. Surface decorated with tiny punched dots, and engraved lines near hinge. One hinge loop broken off. One reverse, two tongue-shaped lugs.
At location [2]. Post-medieval buckle.
At location [3]. Roman Colchester brooch AD 1-50? Identified by D. Mackreth.
Polaroid (S3) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 11 October 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM), 25 April 1994.

1995. Metal-detector find.
At location [4]. Roman plate brooch, British 2nd century - 175?
Identified by D. Mackreth.
At location [5]. Medieval lead token roughly incised star on one face. Cast relief long double cross on reverse, with pseudo inscription around ? W(?) or trefoils alternating with cross arms.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Polaroid (S4) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 29 September 1995.

1995. Metal-detector find at location [6].
Middle Saxon strap end with animal-head terminal. Two punched dots for nostrils. Four rectangular fields with white paste or enamel inlay. Also in muzzle two rivet holes in scalloped rear end.
Polaroid (S5) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), November 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM), 30 October 1995.

August 1996. Metal-detector finds.
Iron Age coin.
Three medieval coins.
Roman brooch.
Medieval seal matrix.
Post-medieval metalwork.
See coin forms and list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 27 September 1996.

October 1996. Metal-detector finds.
Three medieval coins.
One post-medieval token.
See coin form in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 30 October 1996.

1998. Metal-detecting.
Medieval coin. Identified by J. A. Davies (NCM).
See list in file with grid reference.
W. Milligan (NCM), 29 January 1998.

Before 28 March 2011. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman and 1 medieval coin, Middle Saxon pin and medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 13 July 2011.

January-September 2011. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin, one medieval and three post-medieval jettons.
A. Beckham (HES), 8 May 2012.

Before 19 September 2011. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin, Romano-British and medieval metal objects, one medieval and three post-medieval jettons.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 2 February 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 320 AD to 378 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1380 AD to 1422 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CHAIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1580 AD to 1600 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1586 AD to 1635 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1586 AD to 1635 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S4>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S5>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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