Record Details

NHER Number:23726
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal objects, coins and pottery sherds


Fieldwalking and metal detecting here over the period 1987-2008 recovered a variety of multi-period metal objects and pottery sherds. Finds of note included a Roman sestertius of Hadrian, a post medieval coin weight of George I stamped with a dagger, a 15th century kidney-shaped copper alloy buckle and a crude lead spindle whorl.

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Grid Reference:TG 36 25
Map Sheet:TG32NE

Full description

May 1987. Metal detecting find in ploughed field.
Badly worn and corroded Roman Dupondius, probably Domitian, AD 69-96. Context 1 at grid reference.
Also reports of medieval pottery, not yet seen.
Information from member of the public [1].
A. Gregory (NAU) 4 June 1987.

2 October 1988. Details as last find.
Sestertius of Hadrian.
Information from member of the public [1].
Identified by D. Gurney (NAU) 5 October 1988.
D. Gurney (NAU) 5 October 1988.

Autumn 1988. Metal detecting finds by member of the public [1].
One sherd Roman greyware; illegible follis (late 3rd-early 4th century); George I coin weight stamped with dagger (City of London), coffee pot and crowned G.
Also two medieval sherds (one glazed), Roman coin (unidentifiable 1st-2nd century).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and D. Gurney (NAU).
D. Gurney (NAU) 22 December 1988, 6 January 1989.

1993. Fieldwalking and metal detector finds.
Roman greyware sherds.
15th century bronze kidney shaped buckle.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 4 August 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 4 August 1993.

1998. Metal detecting.
One Roman coin. See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 11 June 1999.

In 1999 it was stated by W. Milligan (NCM) that the 1987 finds from site NHER 8311 come from this site; but in 1997 it had been stated that they came from site NHER 13074. See NHER 8311 for details.
E. Rose (NLA) 23 April 1999.

1998/ 1999. Metal detecting and fieldwalking next to Sewage Farm. NCM Enquiry No. E1206.
A. Rogerson (NLA) identified: one post medieval stoneware body sherd (one 18th century slip and glaze).
V. Fryer (NCM) identified: 1) Possible ?late medieval Ae vessel Fragment, very abraded. 2) Crudely cast hemipsherical lead spindle whorl. Regular central perforations. Indistinct cast pattern on upper surface. 3) 2 other non-recorded metal finds.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 16 September 1999.

October 1999. Fieldwalking.
A. Rogerson (NLA) identified:
Roman: one rim greyware, one base sherd greyware.
Medieval: 3 base sherds, unglazed
?Late medieval/early post medieval: one oxidised base sherd.
K. Hinds (NLA) 3 March 2000.

1999. Metal detecting. At location [2].
Roman coin. See list in file.
K. Hinds (NLA) 22 March 2000.

April - May 2008. Metal detecting.
8 Romano-British and 1 medieval sherd.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 June 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

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