Record Details

NHER Number:29682
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman and post medieval object scatter

Summary

Metal detecting here in 1993 and later topsoil stripping in 1997 recorded a number of metal items. These included a Roman mortar terminal in shape of an ox head, a Roman dolphin type brooch and late post medieval and modern coins and metalwork.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 23 96
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1993. Found with metal detector.
Roman centre-looped pestle. Crescent shaped. Casting marks present, (S1).
Roman centre-looped mortar terminal, in shape of an ox head, (S2).
Roman dolpin type brooch.
Roman bow and fantail type brooch. Silvered.
Polaroids (S3) done by NCM.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 3 March 1993.
J. Davies (NCM) 3 March 1993.

1993. Metal detector find.
Roman coin.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
V. Fryer (NCM) 19 June 1997.

July 1997. Topsoil strip for change of use for recreational and conservation purposes.
Thoroughly detected before and after stripping, locating only late post medieval and modern coins and metalwork.
See plan (S4) of area searched in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 22 July 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Jones, C.. 1993. Drwaing of a Roman pestle.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Jones, C.. 1993. Drawing of a Roman cosmetic mortar.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S4>Map: Finder's Map..

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