Record Details

NHER Number:31167
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting have led to the discovery of Bronze Age, Roman, Saxon, medieval and post medieval artefacts. They include part of a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead, an important decorated mount from an 8th century vessel or book, an 11th century box mount, a Late Saxon bridle cheekpiece, pieces of Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery, coins and a 14th century seal matrix bearing the motto 'think of doing nothing'.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 05 38
Map Sheet:TG03NE
Parish:LETHERINGSETT WITH GLANDFORD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Before April 1995.
Pottery sherd spread over field centred on grid reference.
Roman greyware: seven jar rims, one base, three body sherds. Three rims and one body sherd Samian, one body sherd East Anglian colour coated.
Tile fragment, possibly Roman.
One base, one body sherd Glazed Grimston.
Roman sherds, generally fresh.
A little post medieval pottery, not listed.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 April 1995.

May/June 1995. Metal detecting.
Late Bronze Age socketed axe blade fragment,(S1).
11th century box mount. Polaroid (S2) NCM, (S3).
Burnt Roman pot sherd.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Circular bronze seal matrix with loop on reverse. 14th century. Polaroid (S2) NCM. PENSE DE RIEN FERE = think of doing nothing.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 1995.

September/October 1995. Metal detecting.
Two Roman, one medieval, one post medieval coin, one post medieval jetton.
See lists in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Medieval rim sherd.
Bronze medieval cast vessel rim sherds.
Bronze medieval strap end buckle with trefoil terminal, narrow bar with diagonal engraved lines and two rivet holes.
Very important Middle Saxon mount from book cover or vessel. 8th century. Circular glass inset in a bronze circular setting which has scalloped collar and damaged billeted flange. Domed glass inset is polychrome (blue with white decoration) symmetrical motif of two pairs if spirals and two trapezoidal fields.
Polaroid (S2) NCM.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 November 1995.

1996. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon bridle cheekpiece fragment with lobed central boss, transverse mouldings on each side. Terminals broken off; one has decorative lobe surviving, (S4).
Polaroid (S2) NCM.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
H. Geake (NCM), 7 November 1996.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • 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

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • VESSEL (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • VESSEL (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Birdsall, J.. 1994. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. 1995. Drawing of a medieval box mount.. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Jenkins, T.. 1995. Drawing of a Late Saxon bridle cheek piece.. 1:1. paper.

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