Record Details

NHER Number:28622
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1991 and 2014 recovered a late prehistoric flint flake; Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval coins; a post-medieval token and Roman, Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include Roman brooches and a pin; Early Saxon brooches; a Middle Saxon strap-end and pin head; a Middle/Late Saxon disc brooch; a Late Saxon finger ring, disc brooch and bridle cheekpiece; a Late Saxon/medieval padlock key; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval weight, rotary key, cauldron foot, scabbard fitting, pin and barrel padlock; medieval/post-medieval weights and post-medieval rotary keys, spur sides, harness mounts, a thimble, cloth seal, furniture fitting and a lead mount moulded in the form of a fleur-de-lis.

Images

  • Late Saxon/medieval key from NHER 28622  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM19NE
Parish:WRENINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1991. Metal detecting [1].
Six Roman coins 1st-4th century.
See coin form in file.
Early Saxon small-long brooch, head plate missing. Catch plate on reverse, decorated with punched dots and transverse bands of diagonal ribbing.
Polaroid (S1) in NCM.
S. Margeson (NCM), 29 May 1991

November 1991. Metal detector finds. [1].
Roman disc brooch (half), probably repousse.
Roman bronze pin.
Five 3rd/4th century coins.
See coin list in file.
Late Saxon fragment of lobed terminal of cheek piece.
Medieval locking buckle with broken 'arm'.
?Medieval bronze sheet folded into 'bag' shape ?chape??.
15th century cast bronze barrel padlock with L-shaped arm, waisted at each end with mouldings at each end on sides, and decorated on surface with engraved linear border and wavy line and dashes in centre. Perforated in arm for chain to hold parts together.
Edward I penny London mint, 1272-1301.
Charles I rose farthing token 1635-1644.
Polaroids (S1) NCM.
Roman coins identified by J. Davies (NCM), 4 December 1991.
Others identified by S. Margeson (NCM), November 1991.
W. Milligan (NCM), 11 December 1991.

March 1992. Metal detecting find by [2].
Early Saxon brooch fragment.
Polaroid (S1) NCM.
Early Saxon small long brooch head plate (one lobe and foot missing). Lug on reverse.
Polaroid (S1) NCM.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
J. Davies (NCM), 12 May 1991.

1992.
Middle Saxon and Late Saxon copper alloy nummular disc brooch, profile head with beard (?), within double-contoured pelleted border; H-shaped lug at right-angles to edge and catch plate on reverse.
Late Saxon copper alloy bridle-cheekpiece, one terminal missing. Central boss decoration with ring-and-dot and two projecting lobes. Moulding on each side of boss. Lobed terminal.
Polaroids (S1) in NCM.
S. Margeson (NCM), 26 March 1992.

1992. Metal detector finds.
Medieval and post medieval coins.
See coin list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 20 August 1993.
?Medieval conical weight pierced in centre.
Lead faceted weight with iron loop, ?Medieval.
S. Margeson (NCM), 20 August 1993.

1993. Metal detector finds.
Early Saxon tiny small-long brooch, head plate, two of three moulded integral knobs survive. Part of bow. Lug and lots of iron on reverse.
Early post medieval belt or harness mount, broken, probably three rosettes in a bar, one spike on reverse (other missing).
Polaroids (S1) in NCM.
Elizabeth I threepence.
See coin list in file.
Large bronze disc/rivet head ?date.
W. Milligan (NCM), 23 February 1993.

1993. Metal detector finds.
Roman near hook brooch.
Medieval cauldron foot.
Medieval belt fitting.
Post medieval metal oddments.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 1993.
Late Saxon penny of Edward the Confessor.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 10 February 1993.
Ten 3rd-4th century coins.
See coin list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), February and April 1993.
Polaroids (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 15 April 1993.

1995. Metal detector finds.
Middle Saxon strap end.
Late Saxon finger ring, Late Saxon disc brooch.
Two medieval/Post medieval lead weights.
Early post medieval vessel lid, lead powder horn, bronze coin weight and bronze hinge plate from box.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), June 1995.
Twenty-six 3rd/4th century coins.
Medieval halfpenny and two post medieval tokens.
See coin list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 22 May 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM), 8 February 1995.

February/March 2005. Metal detecting.
Two Roman brooches.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 April 2005.

September 2011. Metal-detecting. Elden Tours, Field W3.
One Roman, six medieval and four post-medieval coins, post-medieval token, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon/medieval (S3), medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists and (S2) in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 2 March 2012.

August-September 2014 Metal-detecting. Elden Tours, Field W3. Site extended to whole field. [4].
Late prehistoric flint flake.
Roman brooch.
Post-medieval cloth seal and furniture fitting.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 10 February 2015.

August-October 2012. Metal-detecting. Elden Tours, Field W3. [5].
Middle Saxon pin head.
Medieval rotary key.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 7 February 2017.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DISC (Undated)
  • NAIL (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Early Iron Age - 4000 BC to 401 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 65 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD? to 364 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 730 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (12th Century to 13th Century - 1180 AD to 1215 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1248 AD to 1250 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (13th Century to 14th Century - 1250 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1280 AD to 1281 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1307 AD to 1333 AD)
  • COIN (15th Century - 1461 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BOX (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (16th Century to 17th Century - 1558 AD to 1603 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1560 AD to 1561 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1566 AD to 1566 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1649 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century - 1667 AD to 1669 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1672 AD to 1679 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S2>Map: S. Elden. 2011. Elden Tours Finder's Map.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of a Late Saxon/medieval copper alloy padlock key.. Film. 2:1.

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