Record Details

NHER Number:19629
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman weight and coin, medieval cauldron leg and pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting in 1983 and 1994 recorded a large collection of Roman pottery sherds, a number of medieval pottery sherds, a weight from a Roman steelyard and a medieval copper alloy cauldron leg.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 48 09
Map Sheet:TF40NE
Parish:WALSOKEN, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

6 October 1983. Fenland fieldwalking. Field weathered and wheat to 15cm. Moderately good conditions.
Concentration of Roman sherds in excess of 40m diameter. Adjacent to but impinging on large roddon to south. Associated most certainly with settlement traces (e.g. ditches and gullies) excavated on site NHER 19215 which is 60m to the east. This concentration forms the only surface evidence of stain.
R. Silvester (NAU) October 1983.

June 1994. Metal detecting and field collection.
Produced large collection of Roman potsherds (details to follow) and only one Roman coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 August 1994.

June 1994. Surface and metal detecting finds.
Around eighty Roman sherds including Samian footring with incised 'N' - see identification in file.
One amphora body sherd, one shelly, colour coated sherds predominantly Nene Valley.
Six medieval sherds, including glazed Grimston.
One leg medieval bronze cauldron.
One biconical lead weight with remains of iron within, probably from Roman steelyard.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 8 August 1994.

For full details of ware, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: POL 42.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WSK 23. FENS.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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