Record Details

NHER Number:28632
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period findspot

Summary

Extensive metal detecting and fieldwalking here between 1989 and 2007 recovered a large number of metal objects, coins and pottery sherds. Finds of note included a medieval sheet bronze vessel handle escutcheon, a beautiful Middle/Late Saxon strap end with Ringerike style decoration, a 10th century Anglo-Scandinavian bead or pin head, a fine medieval annular brooch with gilding, a Middle Saxon stylus and a post medieval cloth seal inscribed with ‘I W’. Prehistoric flint implements were also recovered.

Images

  • A Late Saxon stirrup strap terminal from Tibenham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM19SW
Parish:TIBENHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1989. Fieldwalking and metal detecting [1].
Flint scraper and flake.
Four Iron Age flint-gritted sherds.
Three Roman coins: 1st-4th century. See list in file.
?Roman bronze 'sieve' object.
Late Saxon hooked bronze tag.
Medieval sheet bronze vessel handle escutcheon.
Two possible medieval conical lead weights.
15th/16th century medieval/post medieval spur-arm fragment.
Post medieval rumbler bell.
Medieval/post medieval 15th/16th century white metal buckle.
18th century token (Dalton & Hamer Sfk No64).
Polaroids taken by NCM.
Information from member of the public [2.
Flints identified by J. Wymer (NAU) 24 July 1991.
Roman coins identified by D. Gurney (NLA) 18 September 1991.
Others identified by S. Margeson (NCM) July 1991.

1997. Metal detecting.
Twenty-six Roman, three Middle Saxon, one Middle Saxon/Late Saxon (S2), one 11th century Norman, two medieval (including Stephen). Nine post medieval coins.
Three post medieval tokens.
One post medieval jetton.
Neolithic/Bronze Age flints.
Undated, Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 27 June 1999.

2000 - before 10 March 2003. Metal detecting.
Twenty-two Roman, two Middle Saxon, seven medieval and six post medieval coins.
One medieval and one post medieval jetton.
Four post medieval tokens.
Many Roman objects.
Middle Saxon, Late Saxon (S3), medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 24 May 2003.

March 2007. Condition of Scheduled Monuments in Cultivation (COSMIC) risk assessment.
Desk based COSMIC assessment completed, along with the excavation of one test pit.
See (S1).
D. Robertson (NLA), 13 April 2007.

Before March 2007. Metal detecting.
Prehistoric and Neolithic worked flints, Romano-British sherds, medieval and post medeival objects, and post medieval jetton.
See lists in file. See also list in HER17868, Middle Saxon/Late Saxon coins and metal objects.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 May 2007.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • 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 (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COSMETIC ARTICLE (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DENTICULATE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (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)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL CLEANER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAINER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VOTIVE MODEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • DRESS HOOK (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STYLUS (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BEAD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS HOOK (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STYLUS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LACE TAG (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • APOTHECARY WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (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)
  • CAULDRON (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)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STUD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Thesis: Rhodes, J.A.. 2005. Linguistic and Late Saxon Metalwork Evidence from Norfolk, Scandinavian Ethnicity or Viking Influence?.
---Photograph: 2003. KTS 14, Late Saxon trefoil brooch..
---Photograph: 2003. KTS 15, Middle/Late Saxon disc brooch..
---Photograph: 2003. KTS 16-17, Medieval harness mount..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Robertson, D.A.. 2007. F.H. Easton Limited: COSMIC Risk Assessments.
<S2>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1998. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon strap end.. Card. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J. Unkown. Drawing of a Late Saxon stirrup terminal with Ringerike style decoration.. Film. Unknown.

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