Record Details

NHER Number:23836
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal objects, coins and pottery sherds

Summary

Extensive metal detecting and fieldwalking in this area during the period 1987-2002 recovered a variety of multi-period metal objects, coins and pottery sherds. Finds of note included a Roman denarius of Marcus Aurelius, a medieval bronze key, Neolithic-Bronze Age flints and sherds of Roman colour coated pottery. Metal detecting in 2008 recovered a Romano-British ring and loop terret.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 22 21
Map Sheet:TG22SW
Parish:STRATTON STRAWLESS, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

May 1987. Found with metal detector.
Denarius of Marcus Aurelius, TRP XXXIII IMP X COSIII PP. Salus seated. AD 179.
Medieval bronze key, bronze cylinder? and bronze object (polaroids).
Information from member of the public [1].
Identifications by A. Gregory (NAU) and S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM) 1 June 1987.

1987. Found in fieldwalking
Roman sherds: fifty-one greyware plus two bases and nine rims 2nd-3rd, century forms, colourcoated ware, Nene Valley ?, 3rd century ?sherd, Mayen ware jar rim 4th century; Small glass fragment Roman ? (identified by A. Gregory (NAU)); post medieval sherds: lead glazed earthenware and Staffordshire combware; medieval green glazed Grimston; Neolithic flint flake fragment and cortical flake with slight retouch (identified by J. Wymer (NAU)).
Information from member of the public [2].
W. Milligan (NCM) 26 August 1987.

1988. Fieldwalking finds.
Iron slag; Lead-glazed earthenware; Roman greywares Thetford-type rimsherd.
Information from member of the public [2].
W. Milligan (NCM) 12 January 1989

November/December 1995. Metal detector find at location [3].
One Roman coin.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 April 1996.

1997. Metal detecting finds.
Medieval sheet bronze tack/repair/lace tag. Folded top trapping strand of fibre.
V. Fryer (NCM) 23 April 1997.

All above finds are context 1.

31 March 1999. Fieldwalking finds. Context two. Site extended to whole field including NHERs 23406, 7638, 32298.
Neolithic-Bronze Age flints.
Roman sherds.
Medieval-post medieval finds.
List in file.
See also (S1).
E. Rose (NLA) 28 February 2000.

April-May 2000. Fieldwalking. Context 1.
D. Gurney (NLA) identified: Red colour coated ware. Bowl with bead rim and high curved flange; loosely based on Samian form 38. Probably Oxford, although Hadham also possible. More likely to the 4th century than earlier.
K. Hinds (NLA) 22 June 2000.

October 2001. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman coin.
1 medieval strap end, 1 sheet mount.
1 post-medieval coin. 1 jetton, 1 coinweight, 1 vessel lug.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 December 2001.

October 2002. Metal detecting.
Roman coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 25 November 2002.

February - March 2008. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman terret.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 April 2008.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 25 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BORER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BORER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NAIL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 537.

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