Record Details

NHER Number:23321
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age or Roman finds

Summary

Metal detecting recovered Roman coins and a Late Iron Age or Roman copper alloy head. The head may be votive or have been used for divination.

Images

  • A copper alloy head dating from the Late Iron Age to Roman period  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 69 36
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 1986. Found with metal detector. Grid reference supplied by finder.
Follis. Constantine I 396 to 317 SOLI INVICTO COMITI London S/F PLN.
Information from [1].
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), January 1987.

1988. Found with metal detector by [1].
Antoninianus Trebonianus Gallus VERITAS AVG 251 to 253.
Small bronze head, apparently NOT off statuette, with no means of attachment or suspension (photographed).
Head identified as Roman by [2]; [3] says stylistically late Iron Age or early Roman, compare heads from Welwyn and ridged balls from Hayling Island.
Function votive or for divination.
See (S1 and S2).
D. Gurney (NAU), 4 November 1988.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FIGURINE (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Boon, G.. 1983. Antiquaries Journal. Vol LXIII, p 364.
---Correspondence: Johns, C.. 1988. Letter. 'Greek head' from Sedgeford. 20 December.
---Monograph: Toynbee, J.. 1964. Art in Britain under the Romans.. plate If.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: EXE12-23.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Illustration: White, S.. 1988. Drawing of a Late Iron Age/ Early Roman copper alloy head.. Film. 2:1.

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