Record Details

NHER Number:24051
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal detecting undertaken in the period from 1987-2006 has recovered a huge diversity of metal artefacts. The most noteworthy finds include a Mesolithic or Early Neolithic flint flake, five lead weights with central holes, a medieval seal matrix with a motif of a bird holding foliage in its beak, an unusual medieval bar-mount with ring-and-dot decoration and a gilded bronze square harness pendant with central shield showing a lion quadrant and two rosettes on a blue background.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM08NW
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Summer-Autumn 1987. Area [1]. Surface finds, pottery restricted to this area.
One base, one sherd pimply Ipswich.
Three sherds sandy Ipswich.
Four Thetford type.
Six medieval unglazed.
One bowl rim in fabric similar to Grimston unglazed/Thetford but odd form.
Six Late medieval/Trans.
Nine glazed red earthenware.
Lava quern fragment with central hole.
Bronze crotal bell fragment.
Five lead weights with central holes; including one containing iron nail or rod. Held by NCM, previously by [2].
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) 9 October 1987.
A. Rogerson (NAU).

Pre April 1988. Further finds as before.
One sherd Roman micaceous greyware.
One rim sandy Ipswich, also one body sherd.
One rim Thetford type ware with handle or possible spout scar.
One sagging base medieval unglazed.
One base, two body sherds late medieval/Trans.
Two fragments reduced pantile.
One lump natural ironstone, not retained.
Sherds held by NCM, previously held by [2].
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) 3 May 1988.
A. Rogerson (NAU).

1993. Metal detetctor find.
Middle Saxon pin, collar and broken shank, and sub-biconical head. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) December 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 3 December 1993.

1994. Metal detector finds.
At location [3]. Numnular brooch fragment, with billeted border. Profile head with legend.
At location [4]. Gilded bronze square harness pendant with moulded suspension loop. Shield in centre has lion quadrant and two rosettes on blue enamel ground.
Polaroid (S1) in file. Drawn, see (S2)
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 22 December 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM) 8 December 1994.

1995. Metal detector finds.
At location [5]. 13th century bronze casket mount, half-round bar and animal-head from which a lozenge-shaped plate expands with a rivet-hole and a double contoured border. Broken rear top of lozenge. Broken across rivet-hole at other end.
At location [6]. 14th century pointed oval bronze seal matrix with bird in centre and foliage in beak. * S'PL'I FIL AGNET' DEAVLA.
Polaroid (S3) in file.
Identified by S.Margeson (NCM) November 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 30 October 1995.

1996. Metal detector find.
Medieval gilded bar-mount, unusual, with bevelled edges, decoration of ring-and-dot and a small circular punch and two very long and stout bent over attachment shanks on reverse.
W. Milligan (NCM) 31 December 1996.

1999. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon stirrup mount and medieval buckle plate.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 March 2000.

Before 16 February 2000. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon ansate brooch.
Post medieval belt/ harness mount.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 October 2000.

Before 26 March 2001. Metal detecting.
1 Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint flake.
Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
Medieval coin.
Post medieval jetton.
Flint identified by P. Robins (NCM). See lists in file with NGRs.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 September 2001.

Before 22 April 2003.
Medieval coin.
Early Saxon, Middle Saxon and Late Saxon metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 July 2003.

Before 30 September 2005. Metal detecting.
11th or 12th century book or furniture fitting.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 6 December 2005.

Before 25 April 2006. Metal detecting.
One Roman, one Late Saxon, and three medieval coins.
One medieval and two post medieval jettons.
Post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 October 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BELL (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • NEEDLE (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • NEEDLE (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)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1199 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1199 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 1999. KSS 13-14, Late saxon stirrup mount..
---Photograph: 2002. KTV 1-4, Middle/Late Saxon needle..
---Photograph: 2002. KTV 5, Early Saxon brooch fragment..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S3>Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.

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