Record Details

NHER Number:25299
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval objects


Metal detecting and fieldwalking from 1989 to 1995 recovered a number of Roman coins and a concentration of Roman pottery sherds, as well as Roman objects including a brooch, a cosmetic palette and a pair of Late Roman strap ends. A Late Saxon strap fitting, a possible medieval strap fitting and a post medieval token were also recovered, as well as a small number of medieval coins and pottery sherds.


  • A Roman cosmetic mortar from Syderstone.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 82 33
Map Sheet:TF83SW

Full description

May 1989. Metal detecting and fieldwalking.
Concentration of Roman finds.
Eight Roman coins- see list (identified by D. Gurney), one Roman colour-coat, one Calcite-gritted, three oxidised, one medieval Glazed Grimston. [1]
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NAU), 3 June 1989.

May-June 1989. Further finds.
See 6 inch plan (S1).
Fourty-seven Roman coarse wares, one Roman oxidised, four Roman colour-coated, one medieval Glazed Grimston. Also Roman Dolphin brooch.
A. Rogerson (NAU), June 1989.

December 1994. Metal detector finds.
Two Roman coin and one post medieval token.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Trefoil strap union with central boss, ?Late Saxon. Internal diameter of each circle 10mm, width of whole 33mm.
Medieval ?strap end. Scalloped edge, cross-hatching with punched dots with each lozenge. Spade-shaped end. Length 59mm.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 February 1995.

January 1995. Metal detector finds.
Six Roman coins.
See list in file.
Ring, rounded section hoop, chain. ?Roman.
Part of late Roman strap ends; narrow end missing, broad end damaged, parts of two rivet holes. On one face multiple ring-and-dots. On other 'chip-carved' ?animal motif with openwork, within cross-hatched border.
Photograph (S2).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 March 1995.

July/August 1995.
Four Roman, one medieval coins.
See lists in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 August 1995.

August/September 1995. Metal-detecting.
5 Roman coins and 1 cosmetic mortar.
1 ?Roman lead ?lamp/lamp holder.
1 medieval coin.
Coins identified by J. Davies (NCM) and other objects by A. Rogerson (NLA). See details in file. The Roman cosmetic mortar was also examined by R. Jackson (British Museum) and is described and illustrated in (S3). It was acquired by the British Museum in 1999 (1999,0802.84).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 October 1995. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 11 April 2016.

Monument Types

  • 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

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC MORTAR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • LAMP? (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1995. LDC 3-4, Late Romano British strap-end..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Photograph: EXM25-30.
<S3>Monograph: Jackson, Ralph. 2010. Cosmetic Sets of Late Iron Age and Roman Britain. British Museum Research Publication. 181. No 496.

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