Record Details

NHER Number:24047
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1987 and 2016 recovered prehistoric flint flakes including a Bronze Age scraper and flakes; Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval and post-medieval coins; a medieval/post-medieval jetton and Roman to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include Roman brooches, a pendant, military harness mount or pendant and finger ring; an Early/Middle Saxon patrix; a Middle Saxon caterpillar brooch; a Middle to Late Saxon copper alloy strap-end of unusual design; a Late Saxon Borre-style strap-end, bridle cheek piece and fragment of an important Late Saxon stirrup with an integral plate, one of only two known in Britain; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval silver finger ring, seal matrix, thimble, page holder and harness pendant or suspension mount; a medieval/post-medieval furniture hinge and spur rowel and a post-medieval belt or harness mount, bodkin fragment and hooked mount from a sword belt.

Images

  • A Late Saxon stirrup with integral plate from Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • Romano-British harness mount from NHER 24047  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Saxon strap end_1 from NHER 24047  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TG 49 14
Map Sheet:TG41SE
Parish:ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1987. Metal detecting. [1].
Fine Middle Saxon caterpillar brooch with line of three ring-and-dots on each terminal, mouldings on bow and at junctions of bow and terminals, and remains of iron pin.
A. Gregory (NAU), 8 October 1987.

September 1991. Metal detecting.
Silver penny, probably Edward I 1272-1307, London mint.
?Medieval copper alloy discoidal ?weight or decorative boss with equal-armed cross, chip-carved spandrels (one with enamel traces). Weight 2.615g.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
D. Gurney (NLA), 12 September 1991.

December 2000. Metal detecting. [2].
2 medieval coins and 1 medieval jetton at [3].
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 February 2001.

October 2002. Metal detecting.
5 Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 December 2002.

Before 4 October 2004. Metal detecting. Site extended to whole field, previously centred at [4].
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 October 2004.

October 2004. Metal detecting, whole field.
1 medieval coin.
2 Roman brooches.
Fragment of Late Saxon stirrup with integral plate (very important), (S1).
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 November 2004.

August-September 2011. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flakes, Roman coin, Late Saxon (S2) and medieval strap-ends, medieval jetton and post-medieval ceramic weight.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 30 September 2011.

September-October 2011. Metal-detecting.
Three medieval and one post-medieval coin, Late Saxon, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 27 October 2011.

October-November 2011. Metal-detecting.
Romano-British pot sherd and medieval buckle fragment.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 23 November 2011.

December 2011-January 2012. Metal-detecting.
Bronze Age worked flints, one Roman coin, Roman, Late Saxon and medieval metal objects, (S3).
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 16 January 2012.

January-February 2012. Metal-detecting. [5].
Romano-British, Middle Saxon and medieval pot sherds, two Roman and one medieval coin, Middle/Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file and PAS records for numismatics.
S. Ashley (HES), 23 February 2012.

February-March 2012. Metal-detecting. [6].
Prehistoric worked flints, Romano-British, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and post-medieval pot sherds, one Roman and one medieval coin, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file and PAS records for numismatics..
S. Ashley (HES), 22 March 2012.

March-April 2012. Metal-detecting. [7].
One Roman, one Middle Saxon and one medieval coin, Early Saxon/Middle Saxon patrix (S4) and medieval finger ring.
See lists in file and PAS records for numismatics.
S. Ashley (HES), 26 April 2012.

April-May 2012. Metal-detecting.
Medieval buckle, button and seal matrix.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 25 May 2012.

January 2013. Metal-detecting. [8].
Incomplete medieval gilt copper alloy suspension-mount for a horse-harness pendant.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 5 February 2013.

February 2013. Metal-detecting. [9].
1 Roman coin.
1 post-medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 12 March 2013.

April-May 2013. Metal-detecting. [10].
1 Roman pottery sherd and Trumpet brooch.
1 medieval pottery sherd.
Information from PAS import.
P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2013.

September-October 2013. Metal-detecting. [11].
3 Roman coins.
Middle/Late Saxon strap-end.
Medieval thimble and harness fitting.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 11 November 2013.

July-September 2014. Metal-detecting. [12].
7 Roman coins.
2 medieval coins and a strap loop.
Medieval/post-medieval jetton.
Post-medieval buckle and bodkin fragment.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 5 October 2014.

January-February 2016. Metal-detecting. [13].
1 Roman coin, 1 pottery sherd and a military harness mount or pendant.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 7 March 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 175 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 100 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 98 AD to 117 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 138 AD to 161 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 173 AD to 180 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Roman - 180 AD to 300 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 286 AD to 293 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 297 AD to 305 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 317 AD to 317 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 320 AD to 324 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 321 AD to 324 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 348 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 337 AD to 341 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 367 AD to 375 AD)
  • DIE (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 700 AD to 750 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 800 AD to 900 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PAGE HOLDER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (12th Century - 1180 AD to 1185 AD)
  • COIN (12th Century - 1180 AD to 1189 AD)
  • COIN (12th Century to 13th Century - 1190 AD to 1204 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • POT (12th Century to 13th Century - 1200 AD to 1300 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1248 AD to 1250 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (13th Century to 14th Century - 1275 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1280 AD to 1281 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1282 AD to 1289 AD)
  • THIMBLE (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1305 AD to 1306 AD)
  • JETTON (15th Century to 16th Century - 1480 AD to 1550 AD)
  • JETTON (15th Century to 16th Century - 1497 AD to 1521 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1554 AD to 1558 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1582 AD to 1583 AD)
  • BODKIN (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1720 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EUQ 3-12.
---Article in Monograph: Ashley, S. 2016. Anglo-Norman elite objects from castle and countryside. Castles and the Anglo-Norman World. Proceedings of a Conference held at Norwich Castle in 2012. Davies, J. et al (eds). pp 281-298. Fig 18.8 No 51.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2004. Drawing of a Late Saxon stirrup with an integral plate.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of a Late Saxon copper alloy Borre-style strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of a medieval copper alloy strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of an Early/Middle Saxon copper alloy patrix.. Film. 2:1.

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