Record Details

NHER Number:29885
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal detecting in this area from 1993 to 2000 unearthed a range of multi period metal objects. This collection was composed of, amongst others, a Bronze Age palstave,
a Roman nail cleaner and a medieval sword belt fastener.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 02 89
Map Sheet:TM08NW
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1993. Metal detector finds.
Middle Bronze Age palstave, (S1).
Roman brooch. Colchester derivative, dated to around 50-75. Southwest type (what is it doing here?). Polaroid (S2) in file.
Identified by D. Mackreth April 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 17 March 1993.

1993. Metal detector finds. Within 50m radius.
Five 2nd-4th century coins. See list in file. Polaroid (S3) in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 30 June 1993.
Roman nail cleaner.
Early Saxon girdle hanger.
Middle Saxon strap end.
Medieval buckles, belt slides and sword belt fastener - mount.
Post medieval buckles, cloth seal and lead disc.
See list in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) July 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 16 July 1993.

1995. Metal detector find.
13th century belt stiffener (lobes and rivets on each side of half round boss).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 1996.
W. Milligan (NCM) 28 March 1996.

1998. Metal detecting. At location [1].
Identified by K. Sussams (NCM): medieval Ae strap loop with oval frame and pointed internal projections. See for comparison (S4) no. 1262. This example dared to late 12th-late 14th century.
W. Milligan (NCM) 29 January 1998.

Before 16 February 2000. Metal detecting. Area extended.
Roman coin and brooch.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 October 2000.

Before 31 May 2000. Metal detecting.
Site extended.
Roman Brooch.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 March 2001.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Post Medieval - 2350 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL CLEANER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DISC (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Jones, C.. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age palstave.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S4>Publication: 1991. Dress Accessories.

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