Record Details

NHER Number:2653
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic flint axehead, Roman coin of emperor Septimius Severus

Summary

Around 1950 a small polished Neolithic flint axehead was recovered from this area. In 1962 a Greek copper alloy coin minted under the emperor Septimius Severus between AD 193 to AD 210 was also recovered.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 819 085
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Around 1950. Near Old Peoples House while ditch was being dug.
Small polished flint axe, tapering and with flat edges for more than half length towards butt.
Compiled by E. B. Green (NCM).

1962. Found in garden of Old Peoples House (Westfield Rd).
'Greek Imperial' bronze coin of Septimius Severus + Abgar VIII issued AD 193 - 210.
Identified by R. A. C. Carson of the British Museum. 'These oddments of 'Greek imperial' bronze do from time to time turn up'.
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Swaffham.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Swaffham.

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