Record Details

NHER Number:29447
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal detecting at this location undertaken over the period of 1992-2007 has recovered a huge diversity of metal artefacts from several different archaeological periods. The most interesting of these were a beautiful medieval lead seal matrix, medieval lead Boy Bishop token pierced for use as a pendant, post medieval thimble with unusual stamped decoration and a red enamelled Saxon disc brooch with dumb-bell shaped motifs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 01 89
Map Sheet:TM08NW
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1992. Metal detector finds.
1) Lovely 12th/13th century lead seal matrix, circular. +S'Ioh'.D'.WILEbI.
2) Lead Boy Bishop token, penny size, pierced for use as a pendant. Obverse shows Mitre and SANCTVS NICHOLAS.
3) medieval lead ampulla. Flask within crescentric hatched border - scallop shell on reverse.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 15 October 1992.
Polaroids (S1) in file.
W.Milligan (NCM) 30 December 1992.

1993. Metal detector find.
Late Saxon lead disc brooch, billeted border, equal-armed cross in centre with incurved 'arm pits' expanded ends of cross arms, also with billeted outer border. Trefoil in low relief in centre. Lug and catchplate on reverse. Iron in lug (parallel to edge of brooch).
Polaroid (S2) in file. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM) 17 March 1993.

1993. Metal detector finds.
Early post medieval buckle.
Decorated Grimston green glazed jug sherd.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 3 December 1993.

1993. Metal detector and fieldwalking finds.
Decorated Grimston Green Glazed sherd from jug.
Henry II penny.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 5 May 1994.
Late Saxon hooked tag, ring-and-dot, two pierced holes for attachment and neat hook.
Post medieval thimble with unsual 'stamps' of vertical lines.
18th century shoe buckle.
Polaroid (S3) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 3 February 1994.

1995. Metal detector finds.
1) At location [1]. Middle Saxon disc brooch with red enamel. Circular and dumb-bell shaped motifs and enamel - odd. Roughly symmetrical pattern. Four dumb bells? With two roundals between and four radiating figures in centre. Lug catchplate. Catchplate has two grooves (decorated?).
2) At location [2]. Nuremberg jetton.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 17 November 1995.
3) At location [3]. Post medieval spoon. Polaroid (S3) in file. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) November 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 30 October 1995.

1996. Metal detector find.
Medieval ring brooch, pin missing. Narrowing in outer edge for pin loop opposite a slight notch. Unusual D-section, i.e. reverse is flat. Polaroid (S4) in file. Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA)
W. Milligan (NCM) 30 July 1996.

1997. Metal detecting.
One post medieval coin. See list in file with grid reference.
W. Milligan (NCM).

1. 1998. Metal detecting. At location [4].
Medieval circular bronze buckle/brooch. Bronze pin with pin loop which completely encloses frame and allows pin to move freely around the frame. Pin has square collar close to junction with pin loop. What look like three faint groups of random punchmarks are evenly spaced around the topside of the frame. 13th-14th century.
Polaroid (S5) taken. Identified by K. Sussams (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM) 29 January 1998.

2. 1998. Metal detecting. At location [5].
Middle Saxon Ansate brooch with narrow bow on which are two transverse grooves. The brooch flares gently either end to triangular terminals with central rectangular projections; along either arm are two edge and one central bold engraved grooves made by rocking a tool one way then the other. On reverse is a broken catchplate and two lugs with an integrally-cast hinge bar. Pin missing. 8th-9th century.
Polaroid taken (S6). Identified by H. M. Geake (NCM) May 1998.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 March 2000.

Before 16 February 2000. Metal detecting.
Site extended slightly to north.
Post medieval Ae hooked tag with rectangular attchment loop, ciruclar plate with beaded border around part openwork cross, in each angle of which are four perforations (some blind), tip of D-section hook missing.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 October 2000.

Before 26 March 2001. Metal detecting.
Medieval jetton.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 September 2001.

Before 25 January 2002. Metal detecting.
Area extended from original NGR of location [6].
Roman coin.
Post medieval jetton.
Early Saxon wrist clasp.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 21 May 2002.

Before 16 June 2004. Metal detecting.
Fragment of 9th century strap end.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 19 October 2004.

Before 9 May 2006. Metal detecting.
13th-14th century copper alloy stud.
See description in file.
E. Darch (NLA) 24 August 2006.

Before 25 April 2007. Metal detecting.
Pilgrim bedge, Virgin and child within the horns of crescent.
See description in file.
E. Darch (NLA), 2 August 2007.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Post Medieval - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1399 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)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: 1993. LFN 8-9, Late Saxon disc brooch..
---Photograph: 2002. KTJ 6, Early Saxon wrist clasp..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S4>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S5>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S6>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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