Record Details

NHER Number:30743
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal finds

Summary

Metal detecting between 1993 and 1996 recovered a Roman or Saxon belt stiffener, an Early Saxon brooch, a medieval casket key and a post medieval coin weight.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 03 82
Map Sheet:TM08SW
Parish:NORTH LOPHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1993. Metal detecting.
Medieval casket key, lozenge-shaped handle plus circular opening.
Hollow shaft and L-shaped ward. Faint transverse grooves as decoration.
Polaroid (S1) NCM.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), April 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM), 3 February 1994.

January/February 1995. Metal detecting.
17th century square bronze coin weight. Amsterdam. S/figure holding cross/P III/hand/F. Weight 3.02g.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 12 April 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM), 11 April 1995.

1996. Metal detecting.
Foot of small-long brooch, recent break. Intact catch plate, ovoid field forming simple lappets. Straight bar with 'eye-brow' mouldings at top of subrectangular terminal, (S2).
Double half-annular and dot stamps on terminal and lappets. Compare with Ashmolean 1909.358 from Kenninghall.
Early Saxon or late Roman belt stiffener. Central ovoid field with three ring-and-dots between two long triangular arms. One with attachment hole between pair of faint ring-and-dots, other is broken and two holes (one with iron staining), (S3). Compare with Ashmolean 1993.25 from Harwell.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
Polaroids (S1) and drawings (S2) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 16 August 1996.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (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.. 1996. Drawing of the foot of an Early Saxon small long brooch.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1996. Drawing of a Roman/Early Saxon belt stiffener.. Paper. 1:1.

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