Record Details

NHER Number:30953
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal finds

Summary

Metal detecting in 1994 and 1995 recovered an Early Bronze Age copper alloy axehead and nearby copper alloy metal working debris. Also found were Roman and medieval coins, medieval buckles and a medieval key.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 03 83
Map Sheet:TM08SW
Parish:NORTH LOPHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1994. Metal detecting.
Early Bronze Age flat axe, (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA, 29 September 1994.

July/August 1994. Metal detecting.
Four Roman and six medieval coins.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM). See list in file.
Medieval buckles:
D-shaped frame, with incurving sides.
D-shaped (17 by 12mm).
Trapezoidal frame, plate with one rivet, pin missing. Compare with (S2) Nunbers 434 to 446.
Rectangular frame with central bar, integral rectangular tab (with hole) on one long edge. Compare with (S2) Number457.
Part of a plate with four holes and rocker-arm decoration.
Medieval casket key.
Swivelling loop, probably part of late medieval leash. Loop set in hollow cast sphere which has diagonally grooved decoration. Matching hole cut at other end.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM) and A. Rogerson (NLA).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 November 1994.

May/June 1995. Metal detecting. In area of Early Bronze Age flat axe previously found.
Three bronze casting jets and three other pieces of bronze waste.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 1995.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Medieval - 2350 BC to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • FLAT AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Birdsall, J.. 1994. Drawing of an Early Bronze Age copper alloy axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Publication: 1991. Dress Accessories.

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