Record Details

NHER Number:21714
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Large quantities of Roman,Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery were found in 1985. Metal detecting later that year and in 1988 recovered an Iceni silver coin, a Roman coin, a Late Saxon or medieval spindle whorl, medieval buckle plates, belt studs and a strap end.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:OLD HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Found before August 1985. Finds from [1].
Ill-defined area of dense pot scatter.
One Roman greyware jar rim and one base.
Thetford type predominantly Grimston. Three jar rims, four bowl rims, one storage jar, ten sherds.
Medieval unglazed; one jar rim, twenty five sherds, nine glazed Grimston, three medieval glazed. Non-Grimston?, Oxidised surfaces.
One medieval roof tile.
Ten post medieval including glazed red earthenware and stoneware.
A. Rogerson (NAU), August 1985.

September 1985.
Additional pottery finds of 152 sherds including Thetford type, Grimston-Thetford, unglazed medieval, glazed Grimston, One shelly, one Ipswich pimply rim.
Only four post medieval.
One medieval roof tile fragment.
NCM.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU), October 1985.

August to September 1985. Metal detecting.
Finds from western part of area as marked on map, pottery above was mostly towards east of area.
Small finds:
1. Coin. House of Constantine 324-340.
2. Half lead spindle whorl or weight, biconical, decorated on both faces, Late Saxon or medieval.
3. Bronze sheet gilt buckle plate, three bronze rivets, punched? Decoration, medieval.
4. Bronze sheet gilt buckle plate, three holes, engaged in fragment of buckle, medieval.
5. Bronze sheet buckle plate, three rivets, medieval.
6. Fragment of bronze sheet buckle plate or strip, incised decoration, medieval.
7. Bronze buckle 13th century.
8. Bronze hooked belt fitting, two holes, medieval.
9. Bronze belt stiffener, two rivets, medieval.
10 to 14. Five bronze belt studs, various shapes, medieval.
15. Bronze attachment stud for horse harness pendant, medieval.
16. Bronze circular sectional rod with T-shaped terminal, function?, date?
17. Part of stem of bronze Early Saxon girdle hanger, punched decoration, (S1).
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU), 8 October 1985.

October 1985.
18. Bronze strap end, Winchester style, lion mask in centre. 10th century (late), (S2).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 3 December 1985.

January 1988.
Iceni silver coin, early type, probably 1st century BC, see identification details in file.
Short cross penny probably Henry III class 7 1223-4, moneyer, Geffrei? Of London.
Silver sheet decorated on one side with crown three fishes, within beaded circle. Medieval? Function uncertain.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and A. Gregory (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 25 February 1988.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age to Post Medieval - 800 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CYX 28-30, CVE 18-38, CVN 1, 19-20.
<S1>Illustration: Penn, K. 1985. Drawing of an Early Saxon girdle hanger fragment of the stem.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Penn, K. 1985. Drawing of a Late Saxon bronze strap end.. Film. 2:1.

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