Record Details

NHER Number:30368
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal objects scatter

Summary

Metal-detecting at this location from 1993-99 recovered a collection of metal objects dating to a variety of periods. The most noteworthy finds were a beautiful medieval ring brooch, a gilded medieval bronze brooch pin and an Early Saxon wrist clasp. Metal-detecting in 2011 recovered an Early Saxon sword scabbard chape.

Images - none

Location

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

Full description

1993. Metal-detector finds.
Lovely 13th century ring brooch, like one in NCM collection. Projecting leaf and opposite a collar set with white paste. Broken pin looped round narrow bar.
Early post-medieval double-looped buckle frame, projecting 'wings'.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM), 15 November 1993.

1994. Metal-detector find.
Fragment of inscription in a band on a curved fragment of bronze plate with milled outer edge. Lombardic scripts NRIG(?) possibly a mount from inside a wooden vessel or mazer.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), April 1994.
Polaroid (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 21 March 1994.

1994. Metal-detector find.
Gilded medieval bronze brooch pin, with S annulets on a central square boss.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 11 October 1994.
Polaroid (S2) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 15 August 1994.

November-December 1994. Metal-detector find.
Medieval buckle with integral triangular plate with circular pierced terminal. Rivet in terminal and in centre. Hole for pin.
Polaroid taken by NCM.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 4 April 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM), 5 April 1995.

1995. Metal-detector finds.
At location [1]. Early Saxon wrist clasp, rectangular, with hook on one side, two pierced holes for attachment in outer corners stamped with double crescents. Solder mark along inner edge where applied decoration once was.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM). Polaroid (S3) in file.
At location [2]. Venice soldine. See list in file.
Identified J. Davies (NCM), 14 July 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM), 29 September 1995.

1996. Metal-detector find.
William and Mary (Guinea).
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 31 July 1996.
W. Milligan (NCM), 1 August 1996.

1999. Metal-detecting.
One medieval coin. See list in file.
Found at location [3]. Post medieval double looped buckle frame, both loops rectangular internally and with solid pointed outer edges. Bar projects beyond frame. White metal coating. 17th century.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 March 2000.

Before 28 March 2011. Metal-detecting.
Early Saxon sword scabbard chape, (S4).
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 13 July 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SCABBARD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2011. Drawing of an Early Saxon sword scabbard chape.. Film. 2:1.

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