Record Details

NHER Number:2073
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced prehistoric, medieval and post-medieval finds (Binham, poorly located)

Summary

Various objects known to have been found in Binham during the 19th and 20th centuries, but with no additional information regarding provenance. These finds include a prehistoric axehead of unspecified type and a range of medieval and post-medieval metal objects.

Images - none

Location

Parish:BINHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Various objects known to have been found during the 19th and early 20th centuries in Binham, but with no additional information regarding provenance.

Around 1850. Stray Find.
Found "near Binham Priory":
1 medieval copper alloy purse frame with inlaid niello inscription. Late 15th century.
This object is now held by the Victoria and Albert Museum (M.14-1968) and the above provenance is taken from the museum's records.
This is the purse frame exhibited at a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of London in March 1859 by Rev. W. Legge of Fakenham, along with a number of other objects from Norfolk. It was subsequently described and figured in (S1), in which it is recorded as having been "…found in a pond near Barham" (almost certainly an error as there is no such place in Norfolk). Much of this information (including the illustration and the incorrect Barham provenance) was subsequently reproduced in (S2).
P. Watkins (HES), 6 June 2016.

Pre 1930. Stray Find.
Found at Binham:
"Celt". Noted in (S3).
Information from (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 November 2015.

Pre September 1995. Metal-detecting.
Found at Binham:
7 medieval coins, 1 jetton, 2 mounts, 1 copper alloy seal matrix, 2 strap ends, 1 belt slide, 1 belt mount, 1 buckle, 1 ?buckle plate, 1 vessel paper-clip rivet and 1 zoomorphic ewer spout.
1 post-medieval token, 1 book clasp, 1 harness loop, 1 arm from dividers/compass, 3 copper alloy buckles, 1 white metal buckle, 1 lead weight, 1 lead ?button, 1 lead disc, 3 lead cloth seals and 3 lead ?tokens.
Coins identified by J. Davies (NCM) and other object by W. Milligan (NCM), see lists, descriptions and copies of polaroids in file. No provenance recorded.
P. Watkins (HES), 6 November 2015.

Unknown date. Metal-detecting.
Found at Binham:
1 medieval strap end and 1 belt mount.
1 post-medieval harness mount.
Identified by W. Milligan (NCM), see list, descriptions and copy of polaroid in file. No provenance recorded.
P. Watkins (HES), 6 November 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DISC (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DIVIDERS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1859. Thursday, March 3rd, 1859. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London. First Series Vol IV pp 291-301. p 292-293.
<S2>Publication: Hume, A. 1863. Ancient Meols: Or, some account of the Anquities found near Dove Point on the Sea-Coast of Cheshire; including a comparison of them with relics of the same kinds respectively, procured elsewhere.
<S3>Serial: 1830. Woodward Correspondance. f.22 2.
<S4>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Binham.

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