Record Details

NHER Number:25460
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds and Roman coin hoard

Summary

Prehistoric flints, Iron Age pottery, Roman brooches, pottery and coins, and fragments of pottery dating from the Middle Saxon to the post medieval periods found during metal detecting and fieldwalking. The discovery of a disturbed Roman coin hoard in 1994 prompted a small excavation that revealed a late medieval ditch.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG00SE
Parish:MORLEY, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1989. Three metal detecting finds. Context 1 centred [1].
Roman coin, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM VOT X mintmark TLON London 323-4.
Aesica brooch fragment. Closed type with openwork bow; backplate integral with wings; spring, pin and lower half missing. AD 40-60. Photograph NAU.
T-shaped brooch; hinged pin (missing) held by axis bar (extant) in tubular wings. Knurled and moulded wings. Moulded bow. Part catchplate missing. Mid 1st to mid 2nd century AD.
Identified by D. Gurney (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 3 October 1989.

September 1994. Excavation.
Disturbed hoard of Roman copper alloy coins discovered. Excavation of the site revealed a late medieval ditch. Around 20 of the coins were found in the ditch fill, the rest in the topsoil.
Fieldwalking found no evidence of settlement in the vicinity. Material recovered included prehistoric worked flints and Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds.
Coins PP, other finds NCM.
See full report and site plan in file. These discoveries are also summarised in (S1).
A. Rogerson (NCM), 22 September 1994. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 March 2017.

1997. Metal detecting find.
Roman large Colchester one-piece brooch, rather crudely made, with grooved decoration down bow. One wing missing, other has matching grooved lines. Catchplate, forward-facing hook and stub of pin survive. 1st century AD. POL NCM.
H. Geake (A&E), 1 October 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to 19th Century - 1000000 BC to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FHL13-15.
<S1>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1995. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1994. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 230-239. p 234.

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