Record Details

NHER Number:25682
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal objects and coins


Metal detecting in this area during 1989-90 and 2005 recovered a number of metal objects and coins. These finds comprised Saxon brooch fragments, a medieval falcon bell, a Saxon silver belt loop and post medieval copper tokens. Of the coins retrieved a number were identified and these included a Roman coin of Constantine I, and Iron Age coins of the 'Bury tribe' type.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG22NE

Full description

14 October 1989. Metal detector rally practice site. Includes a number of other NHER sites [1].
Prehistoric flint scraper.
Two Roman coins (barbarous radiate and Constantine I) see form in file.
Early Saxon and Middle Saxon or Late Saxon brooch fragments.
Medieval silver coins, bronze strap end, bronze falcon bell.
Post medieval silver coins, copper tokens and assorted post medieval metal artefacts.
See list in file.
Information from unknown finders.
D. Gurney (NAU) 16 October 1989.

March 1990. Metal detector rally site.
Report of two Iron Age coins found. One seen by Suffolk Unit, and identified as Mack 438 (Bury tribe). Local sources suggest that these coins may not be from this site.
D. Gurney (NAU) 27 April 1990.

February/March 2006. metal-detecting.
1 Early Saxon great square-headed brooch fragment.
1 Early-Middle Saxon silver belt loop.
1 undatable larege lump of casting waste.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 April 2006.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 26 February 2014.

See file for (S1) on silver loop.
E. Darch (NLA) 10 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to 19th Century - 1000000 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CRUCIFIX (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WHISTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FHB.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Ashley, S.J. and Ager, B. (BM). 2006. Potential Treasure find from Skeyton, Norfolk (2006 T230).

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