Record Details

NHER Number:31275
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal objects and coins

Summary

Metal detecting in this area during 1994-2000, and again in 2008, has recovered a variety of metal objects from the Neolithic through to the Post-Medieval period. Finds of particular interest comprised a 16th century silver seal matrix with a swan, a counterfeit halfcrown of Charles I (1644-5), an Early Saxon girdle hanger and a Neolithic flint axe.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 31 06
Map Sheet:TG30NW
Parish:SURLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1994. Metal detector finds.
Five medieval pennies, one cut halfpenny, one farthing.
Three post medieval coins.
See list in file. Identifications by J. Davies (NCM) September/October 1994.
16th century silver seal matrix with swan.
W. Milligan (NCM) 25 October 1994.

1995. Metal detector find.
Counterfeit, plated, halfcrown of Charles I. Mint mark = R in brackets = 1644-5.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 20 June 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 21 June 1995.

1995. Metal detector find.
Early Saxon girdle hanger, base of, stamped with annulets. Two open rectangular slots.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 6 July 1995. Polaroid in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 28 June 1995.

1995. Metal detector find.
Early post medieval rowel spur, with protruding bosses. Terminals broken off. spherical moulding on rowel 'box'.
Edward III halfpenny and Charles I penny.
See list in file. Identifications by J. Davies (NCM) 25 January 1996.
Early post medieval 2oz lead weight. Two circular sunken stamps and a crown (in relief) within a roundel. Initials worn off or defaced.
Polaroid in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 7 December 1995.

22 October 1998. Metal detecting. At location [1]. NCM Enquiry No: E1119.
Neolithic flint axe and medieval coin.
Scanned colour photograph in file.
Roman, medieval/post medieval and ?modern metal finds.
Medieval and post medieval sherds.
See lists in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 19 November 1998.

1998. Metal detecting. NCM Enquiry No: E1119.
Roman, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See list in file.
K. Hinds (NLA) 6 January 2000.

Before 8 November 2000. Metal detecting.
Two post medieval objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 December 2000.

June - July 2008. Metal detecting.
Two Roman, 2 Medieval and 1 Post-Medieval coins.
See descriptions in file.
E. Darch (NLA), 20 August 2008.

July - August 2008. Metal detecting.
4 Medieval and 1 Post-Medieval coin; Late Saxon, Medieval, Post-Medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 September 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 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

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CASTING WASTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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