Record Details

NHER Number:31314
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal detecting at this site from 1993 to 2000 recovered a selection of metal objects dating to a variety of archaeological periods. Amongst the finds retrieved were a possible Early Saxon object with a blue glass setting, a post medieval sword belt and a medieval oval brooch complete with pin.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 01 88
Map Sheet:TM08NW
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1993. Metal detector find.
13th century belt-stiffener, central boss with punched grooves and two lobes with rivets.
Found by member of the public [1].
Identification by S. Margeson (NCM) April 1994.

1994. Metal detector find.
?Early Saxon blue glass in circular collet on a 'stalk' (broken).
Polaroids (S1) in file.
Found by member of the public [1].
W. Milligan (NCM) 3 February 1994.

1994. Metal detector find.
Headstud late 1st century - mid 2nd century.
Polaroid (S2) in file. Identified by D.Mackreth 1994.
Found by member of the public [2].
W. Milligan (NCM) 23 March 1994.

1996. Metal detector find.
17th century hooked belt-fitting with circular loop at one end ?sword belt.
Polaroid (S1) in file. Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
W. Milligan (NCM) 1 August 1996.

1998. Metal detecting. Site extended.
At location [3]. Medieval oval buckle complete with pin and one-piece buckle plate which has notch for pin and which taper at attachment end, with single rivet hole.
At location [4]. Annular buckle/brooch. Flattish in section, complete with freely-moving pin (no pin constriction). Distinct file marks on both faces.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 March 2000.

Before 16 February 2000. Metal detecting. Extended to south.
Late Saxon incomplete Ae bridle-side-link. Surviving loop has oval perforation and lozengiform exteior with three rounded knops. Short length of D-section bar then rounded boss (with smaller but corresponding concavity at rear). Broken across springing of another loop.
Polaroid (S3) taken.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 October 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Post Medieval - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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.
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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