Record Details

NHER Number:30370
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal-detecting and fieldwalking at this location from 1993 to 2005 retrieved a wealth of metal objects dated to a variety of archaeological periods. These artefacts included a possible Mesolithic flint blade, a medieval papal bull, a post medieval tobacco tamper or signet ring, a post medieval toy cannon and several medieval coins.

Images - none

Location

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

Full description

1993. Metal detector finds.
Middle Saxon biconical headed pin and collar.
Medieval ring brooch, narrow bar for pin (missing). Punched annulets.
Source [1].
Post medieval harness stud (two spikes on reverse).
Source [2].
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 15 November 1993.

1994. Fieldwalking finds.
1 ?Mesolithic flint blade with retouch at distal tip. Light patination only.
Pot boiler also found.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM) 17 March 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM) 21 March 1994.

1994. Metal detector find.
Papal bull, Gregory X 1271-1276.
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Identified by W. Milligan (NCM) 4 August 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM)

1994. Metal detector finds.
At location [3]. Middle Saxon pin twisted spherical head with collar and broken shaft.
At location [4]. Early post medieval buckle.
At location [5]. 18th/19th century tobacco tamper/signet ring with ship (seal), with projecting arm.
Polaroid (S2) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 22 December 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM) 8 December 1994.

1995. Metal detector find at location [6].
Medieval ring brooch. Elaborate pin with square collar, with nicked ornament on edge. Circular-sectioned ring.
Polaroid (S3) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) November 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 30 October 1995.

1995. Metal detector finds at location [7].
Late Saxon box or stirrup mount with sunken lozenge shaped panel in centre of lozenge shaped plate. Side lobes and bosses.
Pierced circular terminal at one end and angled flange and other with two iron rivets in it. Single cast boss at base of central lozenge.
Polaroid (S4) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 9 December 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 30 October 1995.

1997. Metal detector find.
Gilded and ?tinned/silvered bronze sexfoil mount/stud. Stamped circles around outside and six punched 'dots' at the base of each foil. Raised square centre with chamfered corners and five punched dots. Slightly concave at back with two soldered shanks. Unusual form probably early medieval 11th/12th century.
Polaroid (S5) in file.
Identified by V. Fryer (NCM) May 1997.
W. Milligan (NCM) 14 May 1997.

1997. Metal detecting.
Medieval coin.

1998. Metal detecting.
Post medieval toy cannon at location [8].
W. Milligan (NCM) 29 January 1998.

1999. Metal detecting.
Medieval brooch and post medieval thimble.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 March 2000.

Before 16 February 2000. Metal detecting.
Roman brooch.
One medieval and one post medieval jetton.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 October 2000.

Before 16 February 2000. Metal detecting. (E1762).
Omitted in error from previously reported finds.
Middle Saxon weight.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 November 2000.

Before 31 May 2000. Metal detecting.
Three Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds. (Including one final one made in 1999).
See lists in file, and portable antiquities database printout.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 March 2001.

Before 28 January 2003. Metal detecting.
Medieval coin and coin weight.
See lists in file with NGRs.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 15 April 2003.

March 2003. Metal detecting.
Post medieval jetton.
Post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 May 2003.

Before 10 May 2005. Metal detecting.
One medieval (Henry I) and one post medieval coin, two post medieval jettons.
Middle/Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 September 2005.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BULL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (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)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (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>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S5>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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