Record Details

NHER Number:30454
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting from 1993 to 2000 recovered a wide range of objects dating from the prehistoric period right through to post medieval period

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM08SW
Parish:NORTH LOPHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November/December 1993. Cherry Tree Farm field. Metal detecting.
One medieval and one post medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 March 1994.

January/February 1994. Metal detecting. Area extended to cover whole field.
1) Roman, medieval, post medieval coins. See lists in file.
2) Roman bronze brooch, Dolphin type with spring mechanism, 1st century AD.
3) Foot of bronze Early Saxon cruciform brooch, catchplate on reverse. Narrow animal head.
4) Bronze Early Saxon oval buckle with pin looped over bar, end curved over loop.
5) 10th century Borre-style bronze disc brooch, broken lug. Catchplate missing.
6) medieval bronze purse bar fragment. Cross-hatched decoration and integral flange with pierced holes and knob terminal.
7) Fragment late Bronze Age socketed axe, (S1).
8) 13th century bronze belt-stiffener, rivet in each of two lobes and engraved central convex boss.
9) medieval bronze buckle plate, two rivet holes. Once decorated, very worn.
10) medieval bronze strap end buckle, with broken integral plate and pin looped through hole. Rivet near pin. Broken at rivet hole near terminal.
11) Early post medieval bronze sheet knife handle decorated with engraved lines in geometric fields.
Identified by J. Davies and S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 April 1994.

March/April 1995.Metal detecting.
Five medieval coins, one medieval jetton, one post medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 May 1995.

March/April 1995. Metal detecting.
Very interesting ?vessel lid, 'handle', Roman? Or Early Saxon? Rather like stylised animal head with oval opening in centre. Punched dots on one face.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Post medieval coin. See list in file.
Identified by J.Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 1995.

April/May 1995.Metal detecting.
Roman key handle, quatrefoil, openwork, spiral groove, extended shank for iron key, (S3). Polaroid (S2) in ifle.
Five medieval and five post medieval coins, one post medieval jetton.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Early Saxon small-long brooch, foot missing with narrow (damaged) headplate and single cast-in-one knob in centre. Engraved transverse lines on bow and vertical lines down centre of bow. Lug with iron staining on reverse.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
15th century purse bar, part missing. Two loops below one arm. Linear decoration, grooves etc. Stylised animal head on each side of central shield-shaped boss which has diamond-hatching on one face.
Globular terminal with round-sectioned shaft. ?Purse-bar. Medieval.
Identified by S. Anderson and S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 1995.

November 1996. Metal detecting.
One Roman coin.
See form in file.
D.Gurney (NLA), 12 December 1996.

1996. Metal detecting.
Roman coins.
See list in file.
Early post medieval angel coin weight. Low Countries. 4.08g, 16th/17th century.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
H.Geake (NCM), 4 November 1996.

1997. Metal detecting.
Nine medieval to post medieval coins.
See list in file.
Medieval bronze spur rowel.
Post medieval coin weight.
Details in file.
V. Fryer (NCM), 7 May 1997.

April/ May 1998. Metal detecting.
Roman ?? Pendant or harness of dress fitting??
Medieval, post medieval and undated objects
Four medieval and two post medieval coins.
Post medieval jetton.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 July 1999.

March-April 2000. Metal detecting.
One prehistoric retouched flake.
Two Roman coins.
Six medieval to post medieval metal objects.
Four post medieval coins.
See lists in file.
K. Hinds (NLA), 15 May 2000.

Object found March/ April 1995 re-identified as early saxon bucket mount
see note in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 February 2009

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKET (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CANDLESTICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLESTICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Jones, C.. 1994. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S3>Illustration: Davies, J.A.. 1995. Drawing of a Roman key handle.. Paper. 1:1.

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