Record Details

NHER Number:30974
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal finds

Summary

Metal detecting between 1994 and 2004 recovered a wide range of objects, including part of a Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead, a Late Saxon box mount and medieval coins, strap ends, buckles, an ampulla, brooches and a seal matrix. Also found were post medieval coins, buckles, jettons and a sword fitting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 10 25
Map Sheet:TG12NW
Parish:SALLE, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

February/March and March/April 1994. Metal detecting.
1) Lead oval disc with a cast relief cross on one face. ?Trial piece. ?Medieval.
2) 11th century box mount. Ringerike style, two projecting animal head, 'ears' and larger animal head terminal. Two rivet holes, one with iron traces in body of mount near base, the other near terminal animal head. No flange. (S1) NCM.
3) One post medieval jetton, one post medieval coin. See lists in file.
4) Early post medieval buckle, engraved linear decoration on frame, incurved sides, double looped.
Identified by J.Davies and S.Margeson (NCM).
A.Rogerson (NLA), 3 October 1994.

December 1994/January 1995. Metal detecting.
1) medieval ampulla, scallop shell//crowned W for Walsingham.
2) Early post medieval buckle frame, double-looped, with loops stepping inwards to join central bar.
Identified by S.Margeson (NCM)
A.Rogerson (NLA), 9 June 1995.

March/April 1995. Metal detecting.
1) medieval cauldron foot with V-sectioned leg and five vertical ribs or claws.
2) medieval ring brooch, simple type, wire pin, diameter 16.5mm.
3) medieval strap end, three-piece, two rivets, abraded knop.
4) medieval lozengiform harness pendant.
5) Seven medieval coins and 1 post medieval jetton. See lists in file.
6) Complete medieval locking buckle as (S2) plate XXVII, numbers 11 and 12.
7) Early post medieval sword-belt fitting, broken. Integral suspension loop, rectangular slot with diagonal hatching on half-round moulding on each side of slot. Elaborately cusped cut-out decoration on integral broken attachment plate.
8) Early post medieval circular buckle with moulded rosettes on frame. Diameter 45mm.
9) Early post medieval double-looped buckle.
10) Socket of Bronze Age spearhead, ?Late Bronze Age, opened, (S3).
All finds are bronze, except medieval coin.
Identified by S. Margeson and J. Davies (NCM).
A.Rogerson (NLA), 10 May 1995.

April/May 1995. Metal detecting.
1) Three medieval and one post medieval coins. See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
2) Early post medieval 16th century globular bell, stone inside, strap suspension loop. Compare with East Anglian Archaeology 58, number 1759.
3) 13th/14th century strap end plate, lozengiform knop, two rivets (one present). Slightly tapering. Compare with (S4) number 664.
4) Fragment of medieval barrel padlock.
5) Four medieval buckles: A) Kidney-shaped frame with incised grooves in outer edge, compare with East Anglian Archaeology 58, number147, 15th century.
B) Single loop frame with two lobes for strap next to attachment area, 13th/14th century. Cast, with sheet roller, and holes for bar/pin, raised leaf decoration on outer wide plate.
C) Fragment of 15th century frame with rocker-arm ornament.
D) 16th/17th century double-looped buckle frame with lobes at junction with bar and on outer edge of frame.
6) Iron medieval ?dagger, lozengiform section, narrowed end for handle attachment. 98mm long.
7) medieval mount, ?for harness, tapering with central shield showing lion rampant and fragments of red and ?blue enamel.
8) Fragment of handle?, ?Medieval furniture fitting.
9) Probably 17th century mount, ?hooked, central rivet hole and probably 3 holes in heart-shaped top. Compare with East Anglian Archaeology 58, number 259.
Identified by S. Anderson (NCM).
A.Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 1995.

May/June 1995. Metal detecting.
Two medieval coins. See list in file. Identified by J.Davies (NCM).
Acorn terminal from medieval strap end. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A.Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 1995.

November/December 1995. Metal detecting.
1) Three medieval coins.
2) One medieval and six post medieval jettons.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
3) medieval objects:
A) 14th century strap end with ogee opening at open end between two rivets. Panel at top decorated above pair of transverse lines with a double V-shaped motif around the central opening and an area around the 'V' of closely-spaced rocker-arm ornament. Broken forked spacer-plate with lobed terminal.
B) Rectangular mount, one end broken, other with rivet hole. Decorated with borders of rocker-arm decoration and an undulating line of similar decoration in centre, with rocker-arm motif on each side of central line.
Ampulla with circular pierced lugs, crown on one face, shield on other (chevron) on cross-hatched ground. Walsingham.
C) Two square buckles, iron pins.
D) Discoidal stud (or die?), shank on reverse. Decorated with shield below a 'palm' leaf. Shield has an upright 'palm' and a creature ?conchant lengthwise. These charges are incuse as if intended for use in stamping.
4) Early post medieval buckle, plate decorated with odd repousse boss assymetric frame with mouldings at each end of pin bar.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM)
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 April 1996.

October/November 1995. Metal detecting.
1) Twelve medieval and one post medieval coins. See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
2) ?Medieval lead square plate with cast relief ornament in form of double quatrefoil with a cross in circle with ball terminals. ?A model for roof ornament or a 'patrix' on which to press sheet bronze.
3) 14th century simple ring brooch, with pin looped over.
4) 13th century buckle and plate, barrel-shaped moulded pin-rest. Five rivets in long narrow plate.
5) ?Medieval, roughly square lead plate, cross in relief.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 April 1996.

September/October 1995. Metal detecting.
1) Five medieval coins. See lists in file.
2) Beautiful gilded bronze 14th century spur with engraved leaf scroll motifs. Ten-pointed rowel and 'cusped' upper edge. Polaroid (S1) NCM.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).

March/April 1996. Metal detecting.
One post medieval coin. See lists in file.

April/May 1996. Metal detecting.
Two medieval coins. See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 November 1996.

February-March 1998. Metal detecting.
Medieval coin, jettons and post medieval coin.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.

October-November 1998. Metal detecting.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 July 1999.

December 1999/January 2000. Metal detecting.
Medieval seal matrix.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 February 2001.

October 2001. Metal-detecting. National Grid Reference corrected from [1].
2 medieval coins, 1 horse harness pendant (gilt) and 2 buckle frames.
1 medieval/post medieval buckle.
1 post-medieval jetton.
Coins identified by A. Popescu (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 December 2001.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 27 February 2014.

February-March 2002. Metal-detecting.
1 medieval coin and 1 strap fitting (gilt).
Coin Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA) and other object by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 April 2002.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 27 February 2014.

October 2002. Metal detecting.
Medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 November 2002.

February-March 2004. Metal-detecting.
1 post-medieval lead dress hook.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 April 2004.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 27 February 2014.

March-April 2009. Metal detecting
1 medieval coin, 2 post medieval coins, a post medieval jetton and thimble.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 12 May 2009

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DISC (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOULD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STAMP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Publication: LMMC. Type I.
<S3>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1995. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead fragment.. Film. 1:1.
<S4>Publication: Egan and Pritchard. 1991. Dress Accessories.

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