Record Details

NHER Number:29209
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flints, Roman intaglio ring, medieval and post medieval objects

Summary

Metal detecting between 1992 and 1997 recovered a small number of prehistoric flints, a
Roman copper alloy finger ring with a glass intaglio, and a number of medieval and post medieval objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1992. Metal detector finds. Context 1. [1].
Roman bronze finger ring with glass intaglio - Polaroid (S1) in NCM.
Medieval Edward IV gold half ryal and halfpenny - see list in file.
Late medieval bronze triangular stud (broken) two spikes on reverse for attachment. Decorated with cast ornament- a dog and foliage.
Probable Late medieval fragment of ring from mazor or other vessel which held escutcheon in place. Milled border and cast leaf scroll decoration.
Early post medieval very elaborate bronze spur, rowel and one arm missing, other arm has lost terminal. Arm and rowel 'box' is elaborately decorated with cast 'rope-twist'.
Early post medieval silvered bronze belt-fastener. Three bosses decorated with filigree and granules - Polaroid (S1) in NCM.
Early post medieval bronze rosette belt or harness stud.
Four post medieval coins - see list in file.
16th century bronze seal matrix, ship motif. Broken openwork handle oval.
17th century bronze rose-noble coin weight (Identified by J. Davies NCM)
Cast lead decorative mount- stylised flower.
Bronze spur, small, one arm broken. Possibly dress-military use.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Compiled by W. Milligan (NLA), 10 July 1992

1996. Fieldwalking finds.
Worked flints: Notched piece. Long narrow flake of translucent smokey buff coloured flint, hinged at distal end. Right lateral edge partly cortex, partly blunted. Left lateral edge has a notch (retouched from ventral face) near the proximal end and denticulation towards the distal end. Slight patination. Undatable prehistoric.
Keeled core on nodular fragment with very thick cortex, glossy patina on the flake scars. Mottled grey flint. Probably Neolithic.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 December 1996.

March 1997. Metal detector finds. Context 2, rest of field.
Medieval, post medieval and undated finds.
Medieval and post medieval coins/tokens.
See list and sketch plan in file.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 May 1997.

October 1997. Metal detector find.
One post medieval coin.
See list in file.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 November 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STUD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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