Record Details

NHER Number:29342
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

A prehistoric retouched flake, Roman coins, a Roman brooch and key handle, a lovely example of a Viking sword pommel decorated with copper alloy wire and animal interlace, a Late Saxon or Medieval buckle and Medieval and Post-Medieval coins, pottery and metal finds found during metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 19 01
Map Sheet:TG10SE
Parish:MULBARTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 1992. Found with metal detecting and fieldwalking. Finder's field 7.
Catch plate from Roman brooch. Colchester type. 1st century AD.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Medieval Terminal in form of animal head. Fragment of buckle frame. Head is lion-like with 'tendril' ear.
Medieval copper alloy vessel rim fragment.
Medieval lead/pewter half-barrel shaped fastener (hook missing). For copper alloy versions see example in (S1).
Medieval strap end made of 3 plates. 2 rivets at split end.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Pottery. 3 medieval unglazed body sherds, ?base Grimston, probably glazed.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
J. Davies (NCM), 14 August 1992.

November 1992. Metal detecting finds. Field centre.
2 Early post medieval coins.
2 Roman coin.
See lists in file and map.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 24 December 1992.

December/January 1992/3. Metal detecting finds.
Copper alloy medieval cauldron foot.
Copper alloy purse bar fragment with knob terminal, flange with 2 pierced for fabric and cross-hatched double lines inlaid with niello.
Other finds post medieval, including a coin of Elizabeth I and a jetton.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 February 1993.

January 1993.
Wonderful copper alloy 5-lobed Viking sword-pommel (compare with one from Hedeby boat-grave). Copper alloy wire between lobes. Decorated on both faces with animal interlace, very worn, perhaps once inlaid.
To be photographed.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 March 1993.

July 1993. General metal detecting finds.
Roman copper alloy key handle of fleur-de-lis shape. Incomplete post 150 AD.
Late Saxon or medieval buckle frame fragment, rectangular, outer frame decorated with groove.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 September 1993.

October 1993. Metal detecting finds.
Continental medieval coin. See list in file.
Medieval harness pendant attachment stud, 2 shanks on reverse of bar and projecting H-shaped lug.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM) and S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 8 December 1993.

December 2004. Metal detecting.
Prehistoric retouched flake near northeast corner at [1].
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 February 2005.

September 2008.
Viking sword pommel drawn.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 October 2008.

Possible stylus, Middle/Late Saxon. Found in 1993 and then not recorded.
See description with sketch in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 October 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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

  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STYLUS (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SWORD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Collecting bug leads to insect invasion at museum. 15 January.
---Photograph: 1993. LFL 31-36, Middle/Late Saxon sword pommel..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: 1940. London Museum Medieval Catalogue. pl.XXIX.18. Pl LXXVI No 9.

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