Record Details

NHER Number:31179
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal-detecting at this location in 1995 recovered a range of multi-period metal objects. Noteworthy finds comprised a simply decorated Roman Dolphin type brooch, a fragment of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe blade, part of a Roman nail cleaner and a Roman patera handle fragment with scrolled decoration. Metal-detecting in 2008 recovered an undatable stone bead.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF90NW
Parish:SHIPDHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March-April 1995.
One Republican denarius. See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 May 1995.

February-March 1995. Metal-detecting finds.
One Roman coin, one Middle Saxon coin. See list in file.
Roman Dolphin type brooch, 1st century AD. Spring mechanism, simply decorated with rib along length of bow and grooves on wings.
Medieval belt-chape with I H C on one face.
Identified S. Margeson and J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 June 1995.

April-May 1995. Metal-detecting finds.
One Roman coin. See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Fragment Late Bronze Age socketed axe blade (S2).
Three medieval and one post-medieval coins. See list in file.
Roman brooch. Dolphin type with spring mechanism, bow with square section, three grooves running length of bow and around wings. 1st century. Identified J. Davies (NCM).
13th century belt stiffener, gilded, with brambled central boss.
Late Saxon bridle cheek piece terminal fragment.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 1995.

May-June 1995. Metal-detecting finds.
Eighteen Roman coins. See list in file.
Spherical head of Roman hair-pin, fragment of square-section shank.
Roman nail cleaner, incomplete, decorated on one side with ring-and-dot and grooved pattern.
Part of Roman bracelet, decorated with groups of three notches, alternating on either side of band.
Two Roman brooches:
Dolphin type, hinge mechanism, 1st century.
Trumpet type, bow only, with acanthus-style decoration. 1st/2nd century.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 1995.

1995. Metal-detector find.
Roman patera handle fragment with scrolled decoration.
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Identified J. Davies (NCM).
H. Geake (NCM), 6 October 1997.

Before November 2008. Metal-detecting.
Undatable stone bead.
See description in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 2010.

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

  • BEAD (Unknown date)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S2>Illustration: Davies, J. A.. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe blade fragment.. Paper. 1:1.

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