Record Details

NHER Number:28757
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval objects

Summary

Metal detecting from 1991-94 and 2008-9 recovered a number of artefacts from this location. Finds include a beautiful 13th century bronze buckle, Roman Dolphin brooch, Late Saxon/early medieval decorated lead spindle whorl and first century AD Hod Hill type brooch.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 63 15
Map Sheet:TF61NW
Parish:NORTH RUNCTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WEST WINCH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 1991. Metal detector finds from [1].
One Roman coin - see list in file.
Roman composite plate brooch; central hollow disc with two lunettes and semi-circular terminal at top and bottom. In centre, a projecting boss, rivetted from behind. Red, blue enamel decorates lunettes and boss. 2nd century. See (S1).
Lovely 13th century bronze buckle, square with moulded tongue-rest and projecting tiny lobes on each corner of frame. Pin missing. See (S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 27 January 1992.

December 1991. Metal detector finds from [2].
?Roman bronze bracelet fragment? Roman Dolphin brooch, undecorated, plain and simple rounded, bow (AD 50-125).
Medieval lozenge from mount, 8-pointed star in centre with ?enamel between points, plain border; central attachment hole.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 27 January 1992.

January 1992. Further work, general finds.
Langdon Down type brooch; spring and bow fragment. 1st century AD.
Late Saxon or early medieval lead hemispherical spindle whorl decorated on both faces with cast U-shaped 'petals' forming a rosette around central pierced hole.
Medieval D-shaped buckle, pin with moulded collar.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 March 1992.

January/February 1994. Metal detector finds.
13th century buckle plate, gilded bronze, with decoration in relief of elaborate rosette with tiny central boss; two holes.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 February 1994.

February 1994. Metal detector find.
Hod Hill type brooch, 1st century AD. Pin missing.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 31 March 1994.

March 1994. Metal detector find.
Late medieval belt fitting (perhaps for sword) and moulded tapering terminal and iron rivet, and circular terminal at other end with rectangular slot in centre. Integral loop on one side.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 April 1994.

February-March 2008. Metal detecting.
Undatable and probably unfinished flint implement, 2 Roman coins and post medieval buckle.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 April 2008.

March-April 2009. Metal-detecting.
Two coins, of Edward IV and Henry VII. No further details are available.
See [3].
A. Rogerson (HES), 2 May 2009.

May-June 2009. Metal detecting
Medieval hasp.
See list in file
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 5 June 2009

September-October 2009. Metal detecting.
Horse harness pendant,
see description in file,
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 4 November 2009

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Unknown date)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HASP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SWORD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (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>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S2>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

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