Record Details

NHER Number:30378
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal detecting at this location from 1993-99 recovered a range of multi period metal artefacts. These included an enamelled Roman stud, a late medieval circular seal matrix and a Roman Colchester derivative brooch.

Images - none

Location

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

Full description

1993. Metal detector find.
Roman mount, rectangular, slot in centre, decorated with ring and dot and pairs of transverse lines.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 3 December 1993.

1995. Metal detector finds.
At location [1]. Enamelled Roman bronze stud.
At location [2]. Late medieval circular seal matrix with suspension loop and faceted handle. Crowned R flanked by foliage.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM). Polaroid (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 2 October 1995.

1995. Metal detector find.
Roman circular spoon bowl and fragment of handle, silvering/tinning on surface. Inner concentric groove just below rim.
Polaroid (S1) in file. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM) 28 March 1996.

1996. Metal detector find.
Roman mount in form of leaf or elongated heart, with deep median groove. Two integral flat circular headed studs on reverse (which is concave).
Polaroid (S2) in file. Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
W. Milligan (NCM) 16 August 1996.

1996. Metal detector find.
Colchester derivative hinged late 1st century - early 2nd century.
Polaroid (S3) in file. Identified by D. Mackreth August 1996.
W. Milligan (NCM) 14 August 1996.

1996. Metal detector find at location [3].
See for comparison Winchester 11th/14th century bronze key, small, with white metal coating. Lozenge shaped bow with corner projections, circular internally. Moulding at junction of bow and stem. Hollow stem-tip. Bit broken off, but appears to have been separately applied. Probably from a box.
Identified by H. Geake (NCM) 1996. Polaroid (S4) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 31 December 1996.

1999. Metal detecting.
Roman coin.
Early Saxon brooch, Late Saxon brooch or mount (S5), post medieval buckle.
See lists in file with grid references.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 March 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Post Medieval - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1999. KSS 2, Early Saxon small long brooch..
---Photograph: 1999. KSS 5-6, Late saxon decorative object..
---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>Illustration: Holness, A.. 2000. Drawing of a Middle Saxon brooch or mount.. Film. 2:1.

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