Record Details

NHER Number:25852
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval and post medieval metal objects

Summary

Metal detecting here during the period 1990-2003 recovered various metal objects and coins. Finds included part of a medieval crucifix, a medieval buckle/belt slide in the form of a bird, three post medieval hooked tags and a penny of Edward I.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 47 13
Map Sheet:TF41SE
Parish:WEST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1990. Found with metal detector.
Medieval 15th century bronze purse bar fragment with shield-shaped central boss inscribed with interlocking V's on one side and S on other. One face of bar inscribed AVE MARIA and other TECVM. 13th century 'half-round' figure of crucified Christ; head, one arm and legs missing and once enamelled? Compare Limoges. Found at [1]. Photographed.
Medieval harness pendant 'sexfoil' with central hole for decorative boss. Suspension loop, traces of gilding.
Medieval square buckle and sheet plate with stamped border, one rivet hole.
15th century French jetton.
Information from finder.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 26 September 1990.

September 1992. East end of site.
13th century bronze buckle frame, moulded decoration on each side of pin rest, possibly in the form of two confronted stylised animal heads.
Medieval bronze D-shaped buckle frame and sheet plate with two rivets (one missing)
14th century bronze strap-end buckle with integral plate, trefoil pierced terminal and engraved transverse lines on plate; rivet hole at buckle end of plate and hole through which pin is looped. Traces of gilding.
Two Late medieval conical thimbles, bronze. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Penny of Edward I, see list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 6 November 1992.

July 1995. Metal detector finds. At [2].
Gilded early medieval buckle/belt slide in form of bird, head and tail projecting from circular frame with separately made central bar rocker-arm ornament on tail. Photograph. See for comparison finds from Saxo-Norman London, p151, no107.
Identified by S. Anderson (NCM).

At [3].
One medieval coin.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 27 August 1995.

October-November 1999. Metal detecting.
Three post medieval hooked tags.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 30 November 1999.

September/October 2003. Metal detecting.
Two medieval and one post medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 8 November 2003.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CRUCIFIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: 1995. LCN 33-34, Bird buckle..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FTZ 8-10.

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