Record Details

NHER Number:30181
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1993 and 2013 recovered Roman to post-medieval pottery sherds; Roman tile (including roof tile); Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval coins; medieval and post-medieval jettons; medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval tokens and Early/Middle Bronze Age to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an Early/Middle Bronze Age axehead; Roman copper alloy beads, nail cleaner, brooch and copper alloy bracelet fragment; Early Saxon brooches, girdle hanger, sleeve clasp and mount; a Middle Saxon strap-end with an animal head terminal, an imported lozenge-shaped brooch and a frame from a hanging bowl escutcheon; a Middle/Late Saxon copper alloy pin; a Late Saxon bridle cheek piece with an animal head central boss and brooch; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories (including a medieval gilded belt fitting and silver belt mount); a medieval harness pendant, casket key, thimbles, lead seal matrix and copper alloy vessel fragment; a medieval/post-medieval sword belt mount, knife end-cap, thimble, seal and seal matrix and a post-medieval finger-ring, rowel spur and harness mount.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM08SW
Parish:NORTH LOPHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1993. Metal detecting. North of school.
Late Saxon bridle cheek piece, one terminal broken off. Central boss in form of animal head! Triangular terminal with three knobs.
13th century beautiful gilded bronze hinged belt fitting, figure of eight side attachment bars, each with a transverse pin, on which swings a suspension loop (broken) on one side, and a complete mount on the other. Below suspension loop is a lentoid plate with three projecting lobes on each side, ribbed borders and a central leaf-shape with a central hole. The plate terminates in a hook, with an animal head as its terminal, facing towards the suspension loop. Amazing amount of gilding left.
14th century lovely animal headed spout from bronze ewer.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) August 1993. Polaroid (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 26 July 1993.

1994. Metal detecting.
Medieval buckle plate, terminal is lobed, and decorated with stamped leaf-shaped motifs, three rivets.
Polaroid (S1) NCM. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), April 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM), 21 March 1994.

January-February 1995. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon strap end, animal head terminal. Split in terminal.
Middle Saxon imported lozenge-shaped brooch (Viking), lug, broken catch plate.
Polaroids (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 10 April 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM), 11 April 1995.

1995. Metal detecting.
Could be medieval lead livery badge or tag in form of (wolf)? Or dog.
Polaroid (S1) in file. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), November 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM, 8 November 1995.

It looks like a lion rampant to me. E. Rose (NLA).

Before 17 November 2007. Metal detecting, site extended.
Three Roman and three medieval coins, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 January 2008.

Before 1 May 2009. Metal detecting.
Roman, Early Saxon? Middle Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and medieval/ post medieval sherds, Roman tiles, eleven Roman, ten medieval and two post-medieval coins, medieval jetton, Early Bronze Age/ Middle Bronze Age axe (S2), Roman nail cleaner, Early Saxon brooch, mount (S3), Late Saxon brooch, medieval brooch, buckle, harness pendant, scabbard chape (S4), medieval/post medieval buckles, post medieval buckle, button, sword belt mount, seal matrix and key. See lists in file.
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 31 August 2009

Before 28 September 2009. Metal-detecting.
Penny of Cnut. No further details are available.
See [1].
A. Rogerson (HES), 27 February 2010.

January- February 2010. Metal detecting.
One Roman coin.
See list in file.
A. Marsden (NLA), 22 February 2010.

January-February 2012. Metal-detecting. Site extended northwards.
One Iron Age, fifteen Roman, nine medieval and seven post-medieval coins; one post-medieval token; Roman, Early/Middle Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; Early Saxon, Middle/Late Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 8 June 2012.

Before 14 June 2012. Metal-detecting.
One Late Saxon, seven medieval and two post-medieval coins, Early Saxon and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 2 January 2013.

June 2012-January 2013. Metal-detecting. [2].
14 Roman coins and unidentified copper alloy object.
Early Saxon girdle hanger.
Late Saxon brooch.
3 medieval coins, buckles, lead seal matrix and a copper alloy vessel fragment.
4 post-medieval coins, 1 jetton and a button.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 April 2013 and P. Watkins (HES), 4 July 2013.

January-June 2013. Metal-detecting. [3].
19 Roman coins, 15 pottery sherds, 1 tile, copper alloy beads, brooch and copper alloy bracelet fragment.
Early Saxon sleeve clasp.
39 Early-Middle Saxon pottery sherds.
2 Middle Saxon coins and 28 pottery sherds.
Middle-Late Saxon copper alloy pin.
31 Late Saxon pottery sherds.
2 medieval coins, 1 roof tile, casket key, strap loop, buckles, annular brooch, thimbles and silver belt mount.
1 medieval/post-medieval token, 23 pottery sherds, button, end-cap of a scale-tang knife and copper alloy vessel rim.
2 post-medieval coins, 4 pottery sherds, rowel spur and buckles.
Information from PAS import.
P. Watkins (HES), 1 August 2013.

June-December 2013. Metal-detecting. [1].
3 Roman coins and 1 pottery sherd.
Early Saxon brooch.
Middle Saxon frame from a hanging bowl escutcheon.
1 Late Saxon pottery sherd.
2 medieval coins, 1 pottery sherd, a buckle and a pendant.
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd and a button.
Post-medieval harness mount.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 6 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Middle Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RING (Unknown date)
  • AXEHEAD (Early Bronze Age to Middle Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1001 BC)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 50 BC to 30 BC)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 65 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL CLEANER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 200 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 268 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 267 AD to 268 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 268 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 364 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 293 AD to 296 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 313 AD to 315 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 402 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 334 AD to 341 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 335 AD to 337 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 335 AD to 341 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 337 AD to 341 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 341 AD to 348 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 341 AD to 348 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 350 AD to 351 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 352 AD to 354 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 355 AD to 361 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 367 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 367 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 367 AD to 375 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 378 AD to 383 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 388 AD to 395 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 388 AD to 402 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 388 AD to 402 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 388 AD to 402 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • MOUNT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 430 AD to 725 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 450 AD to 750 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 480 AD to 530 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 500 AD to 530 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 500 AD to 600 AD)
  • HANGING BOWL (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 600 AD to 700 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 675 AD to 680 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 680 AD to 700 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 720 AD to 900 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 720 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1100 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1100 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 900 AD to 1000 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 1016 AD to 1035 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 1046 AD to 1056 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TAP (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1100 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1136 AD to 1145 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1150 AD to 1300 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1150 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1175 AD to 1250 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1180 AD to 1185 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1180 AD to 1189 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1190 AD to 1194 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1300 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1500 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1300 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1207 AD to 1216 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1236 AD to 1242 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1236 AD to 1242 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1248 AD to 1250 AD)
  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Medieval - 1250 AD to 1350 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1250 AD to 1280 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1279 AD to 1284 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1279 AD to 1307 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1280 AD to 1281 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1282 AD to 1289 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1310 AD to 1320 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1344 AD to 1351 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1350 AD to 1500 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1350 AD to 1450 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1351 AD to 1352 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1351 AD to 1399 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1356 AD to 1361 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1369 AD to 1377 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1377 AD to 1399 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1400 AD to 1500 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1400 AD to 1550 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1400 AD to 1450 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1450 AD to 1600 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1450 AD to 1600 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1461 AD to 1483 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1461 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1550 AD to 1800 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1552 AD to 1553 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1553 AD to 1554 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1553 AD to 1584 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1558 AD to 1603 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1558 AD to 1603 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1561 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1561 AD to 1582 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1567 AD to 1570 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1578 AD to 1578 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1580 AD to 1580 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1582 AD to 1583 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1583 AD to 1583 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1595 AD to 1598 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1601 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1650 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1603 AD to 1604 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1649 AD to 1660 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1650 AD to 1720 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1650 AD to 1720 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of an Early/Middle Bronze Age butt end of an axe.. Film. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of an Easly Saxon gilt discoidal mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Medieval sword scabbard chape.. Film. 2:1.

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