Record Details

NHER Number:30247
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post medieval metal objects and coins

Summary

Metal detecting in 1993-94 recovered a range of objects, including an Iron Age brooch, Roman coins, medieval buckles jettons, coins and a brooch. Also found was a post medieval pilgrim's badge.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 86 86
Map Sheet:TL88NE
Parish:CROXTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 1993. At north end of field:
17th century farthing token. See list in file.
Lovely bronze pilgrim badge. St.Barbara with martyr's palm beside her tower. Broken shank on reverse. (S1).
At south end of field:
13th century buckle with ribbed pin rest.
A.Rogerson (NLA) 21 December 1993.

January/February 1994. Generally located finds.
One medieval and one early post medieval jetton.
See list in file.
A.Rogerson (NLA) 28 February 1994.

February 1994.
Two medieval coins. See list in file.
Medieval buckle, pin looped around bar, expanded pin rest with central groove.
Medieval strap end with knobbed terminal and textile inside, single rivet at split end. Bar on reverse. White metal coating.
Early post medieval double-looped buckle frame fragment with lobed pin rest.
A.Rogerson (NLA) 31 March 1994.

March 1994.
Iron Age bronze brooch, Birdlip type, early 1st century AD (S1) .
Two Roman coins. See list in file.
Two medieval coins. See list in file.
Medieval wavy star-shaped bronze brooch (2 loops on reverse broken), like a 'spangle' used to decorate clothes or belts, cf disc with wavy star in (S2) cat.no. 850, but this Norfolk example is of bronze and much classier (photo).
14th century brooch pin, broken loop. Transverse moulding at 'neck' with 3 grooves.
J.Davies and S.Margeson (NCM).
A.Rogerson (NLA) 28 April 1994.

April 1994.
One Roman, two medieval and one post medieval coin. See lists in file.
Small medieval buckle with knob on resting bar.
A.Rogerson (NLA) 8 June 1994.

May 1994. North end of site.
Five medieval coins (including a Sterling imitation).
Three-piece medieval strap end, two outer plates surviving. Rocker arm decoration. Cf. (S3) nos 232-4. Contains fragment of fabric.
Late medieval kidney-shaped buckle (no plate) with engraved diagonal lines cf.(S3) no.147.
Medieval D-shaped buckle (47 x 26mm) with narrow pin bar mostly missing and decorative projection at pin rest.
Medieval D-shaped (elongated) swivel loop with knob terminal.
Two post medieval tokens.
A.Rogerson (NLA) 24 April 1994.

June 1994. Metal detecting.
Three Henry III pennies found within 10m of each other.
See list in file.
A.Rogerson (NLA) 2 August 1994.

November/December 1994. Metal detecting.
Two medieval coins, including a Flemish.
See lists in file. Identified by J.Davies (NCM).
A.Rogerson (NLA) 9 January 1995.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TEXTILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1993. LEJ 15-17, post medieval pilgrim's badge..
---Photograph: 1994. LDS 13-15, Medieval star brooch..
---Photograph: 1994. LDS 24-31, Iron Age birdlip brooch..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S2>Publication: Egan and Pritchard. 1991. Dress Accessories.
<S3>Monograph: Margeson, S. 1993. Norwich Households. The Medieval and Post-Medieval Finds from Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-78. East Anglian Archaeology. No 58.

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