Record Details

NHER Number:28340
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron age to Medieval finds

Summary

Metal detecting in 1990 recovered a beautiful example of a 14th century gilt copper alloy sword belt chape. Further detecting in 1993 recovered a Roman brooch. An Iron Age coin, a Roman pottery sherd, a Roman coin and a middle saxon coin were recovered in 2008.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF60SE
Parish:WEST DEREHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1990. Metal detecting. Location [2].
Beautiful example of 14th century gilt bronze sword belt chape with a pierced terminal by which it was fastened to the mount on the sword scabbard. Made in two pieces, deep upper plate and thin back plate.
The letter 'M' is inscribed on the square plate, on a cross-hatched background (5mm thick).
The square 'plate' is hollow, with two rivets at open end to secure the belt. The 'M' has terminal leaf-motifs, within a double-contoured border. Groups of three incised lines on each corner edge.
Below, an integral lozenge-shaped plate (11mm thick) decorated with rosette. Cast animal-head terminal with pierced hole in jaws. Fine detail on ears and muzzle of animal.
Compare with (S1) catalogue number 291; (S2) figure 85 Number 2.
'Best I've ever seen'; Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 2 May 1990
W. Milligan (NCM), 2 May 1990

1993. Metal detecting.
Colchester Derivative brooch.
Identified by L. Brewster (KLM), 22 July 1993.

September- October 2008. Metal Detecting. EXTENDED.
Iron age coin and Roman pottery sherd
see list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 November 2008

October- November 2008. Metal Detecting
1 sceatta
see list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 January 2009

December 2008- January 2009. Metal detecting
1 medieval coin
See list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 February 2009

February- March 2009. Metal detecting.
1 Iron Age & 2 Roman coins, Iron Age brooch & post-medieval belt mount, Iron age, Roman & post-medieval pottery sherds, medieval roof tile fragments.
See list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 April 2009.

March-April 2009. Metal detecting.
Iron Age Knotenfibeln brooch (S3), Roman cosmetic mortar and bracelet.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 May 2009

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC MORTAR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SWORD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Publication: Fingerlin, I.. 1971. Gurtel des hohen und spaten Mittelalters.
<S2>Publication: 1940. London Museum Medieval Catalogue. pl.XXIX.18.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of an Iron Age Knotenfibeln brooch.. Film. 2:1.

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