Record Details

NHER Number:21786
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Saxon brooch, medieval coin and post medieval coin hoard


Metal detecting in Skeyton during 1985 recovered a variety of metal objects dating to various archaeological periods. Finds of note included a copper alloy Early Saxon cruciform brooch, a farthing of Edward I and a possible hoard of post medieval coins consisting of three groats and two half groats of Elizabeth I, with two other contemporary coins.

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Map Sheet:TG22NW

Full description

10 September 1985. Found with metal detector 7.6cm (3in) deep in ploughsoil, all in diameter of 2.4m (8ft).
Bronze Early Saxon cruciform brooch Aberg group I head-plate same width as bow, foot missing.
Farthing Edward I?, London mint.
Scottish cut halfpenny of Alexander II 1214-49. Reverse east-west stars in angles of short cross.
Bronze medieval ewer leg; and chafing dish fragment handle, heart shaped loop.
Possible hoard of three groats and two half groats of Elizabeth I, one groat IM lis 1558-60 and one IM Martlet 1560-61.
Bronze post medieval thimble.
Charles I half groat. Reverse shows arms within oval.
Photographs by NCM of possible hoard.
Identifications by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. F. Milligan (NCM) 16 September 1985.

7 May 1986.
Groat of Mary I, nibbled, 1553-4. Obverse: MARIA (DGANG FRAZ HIB) (RE) GI Rev (VERITAS) TEMPORIS (FILIA).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. F. Milligan (NCM) 8 May 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Post Roman - 410 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (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.

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