Record Details

NHER Number:29489
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon mount and multi-period metal objects

Summary

Metal detecting here during the period 1993-2003 recovered a wealth of metal objects and pottery sherds. Finds of note included a splendid Late Saxon hooked mount in the Ringerike style, a square post medieval coin weight, an early post medieval double buckle, a Roman dolphin brooch and a fine medieval seal matrix with a bird motif and French inscription.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 36 13
Map Sheet:TG31SE
Parish:SOUTH WALSHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Early February 1993. Metal detecting.
General scatter of Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 17 February 1993.

5 February 1993. Site visit by A.Rogerson (NLA).
Further pottery recorded, see file.
More Roman pottery in northeast part. Also further potsherds recovered by [1] who also found with metal detector Roman and medieval coins, post medieval jetton. Roman, Late Saxon, medieval/Post medieval metalwork.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 17 March 1993.

March - April 1993. Metal detecting.
Further Early Saxon-Post medieval metalwork and coins.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 7 June 1993.

November - December 1993. Metal detecting. Generally located finds.
Roman, medieval, post medieval metalwork.
Medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 March 1994.

December-January 1993/4.
Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval, post medieval sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 21 January 1994.

1995. Metal detecting.
Medieval/Post medieval metalwork and coins.
Details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 26 August 1995.

January - February 2000. Metal detecting.
Medieval/early post medieval lead token, undecorated on one face but with a relief cross in a relief border on the other face.
Post medieval 1oz lead trade weight, circular and with one face stamped with an uncuse circle (for one ounce) and a crowned CR (for Charles I, 1625-1649). Now weighs 25.93g (0.91oz).
K. Hinds (NLA) 21 March 2000.

October/November 2002. Metal-detecting.
4 Roman coins, 11 pottery sherds (1 mortarium, 10 Greyware), 2 furniture studs, 1 brooch (dolphin) and 1 lead steelyard weight.
1 ?Roman pottery sherd (oxidised).
1 Early Saxon brooch fragment (cruciform).
1 Middle Saxon brooch (ansate).
1 Late Saxon bell.
1 medieval jetton, 4 pottery sherds (unglazed), 2 buckle frames, 1 ewer handle, 1 sheet mount and 1 remarkable reading glass/hand lens.
2 medieval/post medieval cauldron feet and 2 fragments of vessel rims.
4 post-medieval coins. 3 jettons, 6 pottery sherds (GRE) and 2 book clasps.
2 undatable casting scrap fragments and 8 lead weights.
Pottery identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), other objects by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists and drawing in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 16 December 2002.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 27 February 2014.

December 2002/January 2003. Metal-detecting.
1 medieval unidentifed object and 1 belt mount.
1 post-medieval buckle frame and 1 clothing fastener.
1 post-medieval/Modern coin, 1 tree-strand twisted wire loop and 1 flat-sectioned loop/binding.
1 undatable lead casting jet fragment.
1 apparently unique late medieval reading glass. [2]
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 February 2003.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 27 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 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

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MORTARIUM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SEAL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP END (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BELL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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)
  • EWER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPECTACLES (HUMAN) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • XREADING GLASS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: 2002. KTM 5-10, Medieval magnifying glass mount..
---Photograph: 2002. KTN 12, Early Saxon knob..
---Photograph: 2002. KTN 13, Middle/Late Saxon ansate brooch fragment..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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