Record Details

NHER Number:20413
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval metal finds

Summary

Several medieval metal finds including the feet of a figurine of St John, a lead seal of Matilda and a possible pair of medieval tweezers were found here by metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 71 23
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:CONGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Part of large scatter NHER 3565.

1983. Found with metal detecting.
Half a pair of copper alloy tweezers; part of handle or decorative binding strip, (probably not part of tweezers as has a shaped end) Length of both objects 4cm.
Information from [1].
I.D. NCM.
See (S1).
E. M. James (KLM), 9 April 1984.

1983. Metal detecting.
Copper alloy strap end buckle. See (S1).
I.D. S. Margeson (NCM).
K. Hinds (NLA).

September 1984. Same spot. Probably found metal detecting.
Silver short cross penny, moneyer appears to be Alain at Carlisle (ALAIN ON CAR) probably Group I or II. Eyes are definitely pellets but detail is rather worn.
Information from [2].
E. M. James (KLM), 17 September 1984.

Pre Autumn 1985. Metal detecting.
Pair of feet from copper alloy figure, gilded, on facetted mount. ?from shrine, perhaps St John Baptist who is often shown with bare feet.
I.D. S. Margeson (NCM).
E. M. James (KLM), 7 December 1985

Autumn 1986. Metal detecting.
Lead seal matrix, Vesica piscis shape, fleur de lys in centre, Lombardic inscription S'MATILDIS PARVR ?had brooch fitting on reverse.
E. M. James (KLM), 31 December 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S2>Publication: 1940. LMMC. Pl LXXVII No 15.

Related records

3565Part of: Middle Saxon building and possible Roman to Late Saxon settlement and Early Saxon cemetery (Monument)
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