Record Details

NHER Number:30730
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal detecting at this location from 1993 to 2003 recovered a wealth of multi period metal objects. The most noteworthy of these were a medieval folding balance, a Roman Dolphin brooch, a medieval seal matrix with a depiction of a peacock and a Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age flint adze or discoidal knife.

Images - none

Location

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

Full description

1993-94. Metal detector finds.
Medieval folding balance, stirrup missing, otherwise complete. Arms have pierced hole at end of each. Marker in centre of bar.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) April 1994.
3rd century Roman coin. See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 31 March 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM) 7 March 1994.

1994. Metal detector find.
Medieval buckle(?) twisted bronze strip.
Polaroid (S1) in file. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 11 October 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM) 15 August 1994.

1994. Metal detector finds.
At locations [1], [2] and [3].
Three Roman coins. See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 22 February 1995.
At locations [4] and [5].
Two Roman brooches.
(a) Colchester derivative, hooked - later 1st century, 125/150?
(b) Bastard AESICA rear hook, dated to around 40-65.
Identified by D. Mackreth January 1995.
At location [6].
Possible medieval cast acorn on broken shank of circular section. From a casket or harness?
At location [7].
Medieval belt fitting, flat bar, with pierced lozenge terminal and tanged and stepped frame at other end with projecting key.
At location [8].
Medieval coin. See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 22 February 1995.
At location [9].
14th century circular seal matrix with facetted handle and pierced suspension loop in centre and a bird (peacock) above. Legend LEL AMI AVET 'You have a loyal friend'.
At location [10].
Early post medieval buckle with triangular pin rests.
At location [11].
Medieval silver semi-circular mount with two shanks on reverse. Crescentric mouldings on inside edge, scalloped outer edge, pierced hole in centre.
Polaroids (S2) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 22 December 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM) 8 December 1994.

1995. Metal detector finds at location [12].
Medieval cut halfpenny.
4th century follis.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 20 March 1996.
W. Milligan (NCM) 20 March 1996.

1995. Metal detector find at location [13].
Nauheim derivation brooch 1-75/85.
Identified by D. Mackreth October 1995.
Polaroid (S3) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 30 October 1995.

1996. Metal detector find.
4th century.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 6 August 1996.
W. Milligan (NCM) 14 August 1996.

1998. Metal detecting. At location [14].
Found by member of the public [15]. Identifications by H. M. Geake (NCM).
Roman dolphin brooch. Semi cylindrical wings open at the back for spring mechanism, now missing but originally held by a rear facing hook. The wings are decorated at the tips by a broad vertical groove with a narrower groove on either side. The bow has two broad vertical grooves with a ridge between: the ridge has 3 narrow vertical grooves down it which retain traces of a white-metal coating. The bow decoration stops just short of the foot at a transvserse groove foot has has a faint scar from catchplate on reverse. 1st century AD.
Polaroid taken. H. M. Geake (NCM) Identified artefact, 19 March 1998.
[16] describes this as Rear Hook. AD 40 - 60/65.
W. Milligan (NCM) 29 January 1998.

Before 25 January 2002. Metal detecting.
Roman T-shape brooch.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 16 June 2002.

Before 16 October 2003. Metal detecting in area centred [17].
Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint adze or discoidal knife.
One Roman and one medieval coin.
Roman, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 February 2004.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Post Medieval - 3000 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ADZE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • DISCOIDAL KNIFE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BALANCE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (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>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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