Record Details

NHER Number:28567
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman to post medieval objects

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1991 and 2008 recovered a number of objects from the Roman to post-medieval periods, including brooches from the Roman, Middle or Late Saxon, and medieval periods.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 83 08
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1991 or earlier. Metal-detector finds. Context 1. [1].
Roman denarius.
See list in file.
[2] and [3].
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 July 1991.

October 1991. Further finds from same area. Poor collection conditions - harvested sugar beet. Finds from part of field around 30m across.
Base and body sherd of Roman greyware.
Bodysherd, early medieval unglazed.
Medieval bronze rectangular buckle plate with four rivets and separate smaller backing plate. [3].
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 November 1991.

March 1993. Context 2: east end of field. [5].
Two joining base sherds of early medieval 'sandwich' ware.
One base sherd, early medieval 'sandwich' ware.
Two base sherds, glazed medieval Grimston.
One base sherd, ?medieval Grimston coarse.
[4].
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 April 1993.

August-September 2006. Metal-detecting. Site extended. [6].
1 Roman brooch (dolphin type).
1 Middle-Late Saxon brooch (openwork disk).
1 medieval brooch (annular).
1 post-medieval coin and 1 silver composite three-part button,
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and A. Cattermole (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 October 2006.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 12 March 2014.

August-September 2008. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman coin.
1 Early Saxon brooch fragment (cruciform).
2 medieval coins, 1 book or furniture fitting (applique male figure ?saint, see (S2)), 1 buckle plate, 1 composite buckle fragment, 2 strap ends (1 tinned and unusual, 1 from a ?book clasp), 1 strap loop and 1 casket key.
1 medieval/post-medieval paper-clip rivet and 1 vessel leg fragment.
1 post-medieval coin, 1 token, 1 buckle frame fragment, 1 large toy cannon and 2 lead weights (1; 3oz, 1; 15pennyweights).
1 undatable lead weight.
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and Coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 October 2008.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 12 March 2014.

September-October 2008. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman coin.
2 Early Saxon brooches (1 disc, 1 small-long), 1 wrist clasp fragment.
1 Middle-Late Saxon disc brooch (NWHCM accession No. 2012.331).
1 Late Saxon lead brooch (nummular, see (S1)).
2 medieval coins, 1 folding balance arm, 1 monumental brass fragment and 1 composite strap end (unusual).
3 post-medieval coins, 2 tokens, 1 jetton, 1 sword belt hanger pendant leaf, 1 tinned buckel frame and 1 button.
1 undated unidentified object fragment (?belt mount).
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A Rogerson (NLA), 15 November 2008.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 12 March 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STRAP FITTING (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BALANCE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RIVET (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRASS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (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>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2008. Drawing of a Late Saxon lead nummular brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2008. Drawing of a medieval gilt book/furniture fitting.. Film. 2:1.

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