Record Details

NHER Number:30382
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal detecting at this location from 1993-2005 retrieved a number of metal artefacts dating to a variety of periods. The finest objects recovered were a beautiful Roman escutcheon for a handle, a Middle Saxon ansate brooch and a medieval pilgrim badge showing the annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel with the Virgin Mary.

Images - none

Location

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

Full description

1993. Metal detector find.
Lovely! Roman escutcheon for handle, two leaf-shaped panels, with transverse mouldings between and a moulded looped at top and circular attachment plate.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) December 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 3 December 1993.

1994. Metal detector find.
Medieval strap end with a forked spacer plate with cast acorn terminal. Front decorated with zig-zag row of rocker-arm ornament.
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 22 December 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM) 8 December 1994.

1995. Metal detector finds.
Middle Saxon ansate brooch with knobbed bow, and wedge shaped terminals with lobed edges, and engraved lines with a cross on central lobe. Double lug and catch plate on reverse, (S2).
Medieval harness stud, unusual star-shaped attachment plate (four points with knop terminal). Folded H-shaped lug for attachment of pendant. (Cross pin missing). Traces of gilding.
Medieval lead disc with broken loop on reverse and central rib. Two fragments in low relief with a lily pot in centre. This shows Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel with Virgin Mary. Walsingham (probably) pilgrim badge.
Post medieval harness mounts, decoration gilt.
Polaroids (S3) in file. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM) 28 March 1996.

1997. Metal detector find.
17th century+ gilded bronze signet ring. D-section hoop with stamped 'rope twist' decoration, flaring grooved shoulders, sub-circular bezel with wreath or ears of corn. Probably early post medieval.
Polaroid (S4) in file.
Identified by V. Fryer (NCM) May 1997.
W. Milligan (NCM) 14 May 1997.

1998 and 1999. Metal detecting.
Two medieval coins, ?Roman and Middle Saxon pins and post medieval sherd.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 March 2000.

Before 22 April 2003. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon bridle cheek piece fragment.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 July 2003.

2004/5. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon pin.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 10 September 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BUCKET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a medieval ansate brooch.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S4>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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