Record Details

NHER Number:25893
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Fine medieval finger ring and vessel escutcheon, multi-period metal objects and coins

Summary

Metal-detecting here in 1990 recovered a beautiful medieval silver finger ring and a superb cast bronze vessel handle escutcheon in the form of female head. The ring had a bezel in the form of gilded openwork crown above clasped hands. Subsequent metal-detecting in the same area during 2005-06 retrieved Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins along with a medieval coin weight, medieval seal matrix, post-medieval animal bell and post-medieval cloth seal. Metal-detecting in 2010 recovered a medieval gilt harness stud and a post-medieval silver bar mount.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 03 43
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:WIVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1990. Found with metal detector. [1].
At [1].
Lovely 15th century silver finger ring. Bezel in form of gilded openwork crown above clasped hands. Incomplete inscription on hoop AVE MA and beginning of next letter. Bezel has been joined to hoop and bezel is upside down. Either ring has been reduced in size or parts of two rings cannibalised. See for comparison Oman, British Rings, 1974, plate 55 no. H, for similar bezel. Photographed. In general area of other two finds. Medieval bronze dagger chape; decorated with zone of double lines at top and bottom.
At [2].
Lovely unusually large cast bronze vessel handle escutcheon with deep socket in back, in form of female head. Weight 285.75g. Se for comparison example from Carrow Abbey (site 296N) excavated by M. Atkin (Norwich Survey) in NCM.
Photographed.
Information from finder.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NAU) 1 November 1990.

Summer 2005. Metal detecting, finders' field 29A.
Three Roman, nine medieval and three post medieval coins.
Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file and CD.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 September 2006.

6 February 2006. Metal detecting. Field 14.
Two Roman, eighteen medieval and thirteen post medieval coins.
Bronze Age, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
Two post medieval jettons.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 15 November 2006.

August 2010. Metal-detecting. Field 8.
Medieval harness mount and post-medieval silver mount.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 10 December 2010.

August 2014. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 3. Site extended to whole field. [2].
DT082014 - PAS details to follow.
For additional low grade finds not recorded by HES see (S1) in file.
A. Beckham (HES), 30 September 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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

  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SUNDIAL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE 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)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Riddler, I.. 2005. Digital photographs of Discovery Tours finds, Summer 2005. CD.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: FVA 30-35, FTJ 14-19.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Discovery Tours. 2014. Discovery Tours Low Grade Material Record Sheet. Field Nos. 3 and 4..

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