Record Details

NHER Number:31390
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal objects, coins and pottery sherds

Summary

Metal detecting here during 1995-2008 recovered a variety of objects and coins dating from the Roman to post medieval period. Finds of note included a tiny Late Saxon folding balance, an early post medieval decorated button, a medieval copper alloy seal matrix and sherds of Roman greyware pottery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 31 05
Map Sheet:TG30NW
Parish:SURLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1995. Metal detector find.
Tiny Late Saxon folding balance with pointer and hinged arms, each arm has a suspension loop on the underside at the terminal, and cusped above (unusually decorative), stirrup missing.
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 21 June 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 21 June 1995.

1995. Metal detector finds.
?Early post medieval decorated button.
Edward I penny.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 25 January 1996.
W. Milligan (NCM) 15 December 1995.

1996. Metal detector finds.
Elizabeth I penny. See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 26 November 1996.
Circular lead trade weight marked with circular groove(?) and a crowned IR. Weight 14.06gms (0.5oz). James I 1603-1625 or II 1685-1689. Identified by H. Geake (NCM) 1996.
W. Milligan (NCM) 29 November 1996.

1997. Metal detecting and field observation.
Roman: six greyware sherds (one rim retained by finder)
Middle Saxon: one Ipswich ware sherd (rim)
Medieval: two Green Glazed Grimston Ware sherds and copper alloy seal matrix.
See list in file.
Pottery identified by W. F. Milligan (NCM) and A. Rogerson (NLA).
H. Geake (NCM) 6 February 1997.

Before 8 November 2000. Metal detecting.
Medieval harness mount and post medieval jetton.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 December 2000.

November- December 2008. Metal detecting
Roman, medieval and post-medieval metal objects
see list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 16 January 2009

Monument Types

  • 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

  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BALANCE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (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.

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