Record Details

NHER Number:31252
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal detecting at this location from 1994 to 2005 retrieved a range of multi period metal objects. The collection included an unusual Middle Saxon strap end, an early post medieval sword-belt, prehistoric pot boilers and flints and a Roman finger ring.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 02 87
Map Sheet:TM08NW
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November/December 1994. Metal detector finds.
At location [1]. 9th century strap end very fine. Fan shaped field with leaf, field below divided into four, upper two with S-shaped leaves, lower two with animals. Ribbed borders (and in centre), neat animal head terminal.
At location [2]. Weird! Unusual Middle Saxon strap end, three rivet holes at top, tongue shaped with border of eight grooved leaves. Inner field is silvered, and decorated?
At location [3]. Early post medieval belt mount (part of sword belt set) with cut out and scalloped edges with circular terminal and one iron rivet.
Polaroids (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 4 April 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 30 March 1995.

January/February 1995. Metal detector finds.
Early post medieval sword-belt fitting with double suspension loop and moulded (transverse) decoration on attachment plate, two rivet holes.
18th century tanged buckle.
Polaroid (S2) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 10 April 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 11 April 1995.

1995. Fieldwalking finds.
Pot boilers.
Flints.
Three to four Middle Saxon sherds.
Ten Late Saxon sherds.
Thirty-five medieval sherds.
See list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 7 June 1995.

1996. Metal detector finds.
At location [4]. Later medieval dagger guard (quillon type) with terminal knobs, slightly drooping as London Museums Medieval Corpus Fig.8, No.1. Solder sears of applied ?silver sheet and similar on sides.
At location [5]. Strap end and ?closure/lock for a book? ?Post medieval.
At location [6]. Weight (4.36gm). Cube (8mm cubed) with faceted corners. 6 large faces each with 6 ring-and-dot within engraved line around edge. Small facets each (8) with 1 ring-and-dot. Medieval.
W. Milligan (NCM) 2 August 1996.

1996. Metal detector finds.
Charles I Scottish twopence.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 31 July 1996.
Early post medieval 16th century double loop (trapezoidal) buckle frame - white metal coating.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
W. Milligan (NCM) 1 August 1996.

1997. Metal detecting.
At location [7] and location [8] (not differentiated).
Medieval circular bronze buckle with central bar. Pin intact. Late 14th - late 15th century.
Post medieval complete bronze double-looped buckle. Floral decoration on outside edge of loop. 16th - 17th century.
NB Grid references of these and previous finds show that this 'site' is larger than shown on 1:10,000 NHER map.
K. Sussams (NCM) Identified artefacts.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 March 2000.

1997. Metal detecting,
At location [9] - jetton. See list in file. Identified by J. A. Davies (NCM). 13 November 1997.
At location [10] - post medieval buckle.
At location [11] - post medieval buckle.
W. Milligan (NCM) 17 October 1997.

Before 10 October 2005. Metal detecting.
Roman finger ring and post medieval button.
See descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 27 January 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Post Medieval - 500000 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (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)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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