Record Details

NHER Number:31391
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Fine Saxon metalwork and multi-period objects and coins

Summary

Metal detecting in this area during 1995-2005 recovered a variety of multi-period objects and coins. Noteworthy finds included a Late Saxon disc brooch, a Roman patera handle fragment, a medieval gilded strap end buckle, a Late Saxon Ringerike mount probably from horse equipment and a post medieval seal with a rampant lion motif.

Images

  • A medieval gilded strap end buckle from Surlingham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG30NW
Parish:SURLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1995. Metal detecting finds.
Late Saxon disc brooch, Borre-derived, with 'ribbed' edges! Stub of lug on reverse and catchplate.
Medieval strap end plate.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 21 June 1995.
Polaroid in file.
Bronze circular coin weight for a sixpence. D above VI on each face. Withers 1376, 2.58gm. 1640-1816.
Three medieval pennies. See list in file.
Identifications by J. Davies (NCM) 22 May 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 21 June 1995.

1995. Metal detector finds.
Roman patera handle fragment.
?Middle Saxon pin flattened spherical head, double mouldings as collar.
Iron Age buckle or brooch pin.
?Medieval bronze applied (harness?) disc, with central hole and chevrons in outer border (very finely done) with rocker arm in alternate chevrons and scalloped line as border.
Medieval gilded strap end buckle, moulded and lobed, oval frame with narrow integral attachment plate, pierced boss in centre and elaborate trefoil terminal pierced with three rivet holes.
Medieval gilded probable belt stud, square, convex with each 'facet' delineated with a curved line. Lozenge in centre. Shank on reverse.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 6 July 1995. Polaroid in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 28 June 1995.

1995. Metal detector finds.
Late Saxon Ringerike mount probably horse equipment (?cheek piece) etc. with trefoil terminals, pair of animal heads engraved in centre. Polaroid in file.
Medieval casket key, circular bow, hollow stem, waisted ward.
Medieval casket key, kidney shaped bow, solid stem, rectangular ward.
Early post medieval back plate of drawing handle.
Early post medieval necklace or ornamental chain.
Early post medieval tap spout from cistern.
18th century double-sided seal. KRESERL.PRUSSIA REX/and portrait// crowned lion rampant (swivelling).
Identifications by S. Margeson (NCM) 4 December 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 5 December 1995.

1995. Metal detector finds.
Late Saxon penny.
Medieval cut halfpenny and penny.
Nuremburg jetton.
See list in file. Identifications by J. Davies (NCM) 27 October 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 7 December 1995.

1996. Metal detector finds.
3rd century Roman coin.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 26 November 1996.
Roman brooch.
Medieval bronze vessel fragment and a bronze foot.
Early 17th century buckle frame with iron bar. Incurved long sides, rounded outer edges, moulded decoration at pin rests and at junction of bar and frame.
W. Milligan (NCM) 25 November 1996.

Before 16 February 2000. Metal detecting.
Post medieval lead weight.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 March 2001.

Before 10 October 2001. Metal detecting. Field 12.
Medieval coin.
Post medieval coin.
Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 19 December 2001.

Before 12 February 2003. Metal detecting.
Medieval coin.
Late Saxon (S1), medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 31 March 2003.

Before 10 April 2003. Metal detecting.
Post medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 19 September 2003.

March-April 2005. Metal-detecting.
1 Prehistoric blade and 1 flake.
1 ?Neolithic double ended scraper.
7 Roman pottery sherds (6 greyware 1 south gaulish) and 1 dolphin brooch.
1 Late Saxon pottery sherd and 1 trefoil brooch.
1 Medieval coin, 1 strap end, 1 strap fitting and 1 buckle.
1 medieval/post-medieval fragment of a vessel handle and 3 rings.
1 post-medieval token, 2 coin weights, 1 belt mount, 1 book clasp, 1 lead cloth seal and 1 lead weight.
4 undated lead weights.
flints identified by P. Robinson (NLA), pottery by A. Rogerson (NLA), other objects by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 May 2005.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 6 February 2014.

April-May 2005. Metal-detecting.
1 Neolithic flint flake (Secondary, plain platform, hard hammer).
2 Roman coins and 3 pottery sherds (Greyware).
1 Early Saxon brooch (Cruciform).
1 Middle-Late Saxon strap end.
1 medieval coin, 1 buckle frame and 1 buckle (gilt).
1 post-medieval pottery sherd, 2 buttons, 1 knife handle (Dutch) and 1 lead weight.
Pottery Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), other objects by S. Ashley (NLA), coins by A. Marsden (NLA) and flints identified by P. Robinson (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 21 June 2005.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 3 March 2014.

Before 8 November 2005. Metal detecting.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 31 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 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 (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CANDLE HOLDER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLE HOLDER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLE SNUFFER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LOCK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NECKLACE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---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.
<S1>Illustration: White, S.. 2003. Drawing of a Late Saxon/medieval buckle.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2005. Drawing of a Late Saxon trefoil brooch.. Film. 1:1.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2020 Norfolk Historic Environment Service