Record Details

NHER Number:31655
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Fine Saxon metalwork and multi-period objects, coins and pottery

Summary

Extensive metal detecting in this area during 1995-2005 recovered a diverse range of multi-period objects, pottery sherds and coins. Finds of note included a post medieval hooked tag with relief leaf decoration, a Late Saxon Thor's silver hammer amulet, a Late Saxon or earlier comb bone handle, a Charles I 4oz lead weight, a fragment of a Roman silver bracelet, a very special Middle Saxon/Late Saxon prick spur and a post medieval book clasp.

Images

  • A Middle to Late Saxon prick spur from Surlingham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • A Viking silver Thor's hammer pendant from Surlingham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

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

Full description

1995. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon pin faceted head with dot in circle decoration.
Early post medieval hooked tag with relief leaf decoration.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Nuremberg jetton.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
See list and polaroid in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 14 September 1995.

1995. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon gilded bronze fastener, disc brooch.
?Middle Saxon/Late Saxon casket strip.
Late Saxon ?Thor's silver hammer amulet, (S1).
Medieval 13th century buckle.
Early post medieval cistern spout, silver? Vessel handle.
See list in file.
Identifications by S. Margeson (NCM).
Three Roman coins.
Elizabeth sixpence.
Great Yarmouth farthing token.
Two Nuremberg jettons and two Charles II tuppences
See list in file.
Identifications by J. Davies (NCM).
Polaroid in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 18 December 1995 and January 1996

1996. Metal detecting.
Two Roman coins.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Middle Saxon pin and two strap ends.
Ipswich Ware sherd. Held by NCM.
Late Saxon or earlier comb bone handle (S2), (See for comparison North Elmham Park combs). One most like it from Sedgeford TF 73 NW/13 and 21, No.1607.
Late Saxon strap end.
Medieval purse suspension loop.
16th century spoon bowl.
Charles I lead weight 4oz.
Polaroids in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 13 May 1996.

Colour scan photographs of Late Saxon Viking Thor's Hammer and Middle Saxon gilded clothes fastener found in 1995, in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 September 1999.

January-February 2000. Metal detecting. Location [1].
Middle Saxon ansate brooch.
Late Saxon disc brooch.
Late Saxon stirrup terminal.
Three post medieval-Undatable metal objects.
See descriptions in file.
Three post medieval coins.
See list in file.
K. Hinds (NLA) 14 April 2000.

March-April 2000. Metal detecting. Location [1].
Four medieval-post medieval and undatable metal objects.
See list in file.
K. Hinds (NLA) 4 July 2000.

Before 5 January 2001. Metal detecting.
Two medieval coins.
One post medieval coin.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon and medieval/post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 21 February 2001.

Before 28 february 2001. Metal detecting.
Fragment of Roman silver bracelet, post medieval metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 26 April 2001.

Before 10 October 2001. Metal detecting.
Post medieval coin.
Middle Saxon silver plaque ?from a crozier, (S3).
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 19 December 2001.

See British Museum Treasure report in file.

Before 20 November 2002. Metal detecting.
One medieval and one post medieval coin.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 January 2003.

Before 12 February 2003. Metal detecting.
Very special Middle Saxon/Late Saxon prick spur, (S4).
?Late Saxon finger ring.
Undatable weight.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 31 March 2003.

Before 10 April 2003. Metal detecting.
Medieval buckle.
Post medieval spur stud.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 19 September 2003.

2003-04. Metal detecting.
Post medieval book clasp and cloth seal.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 May 2004.

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

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • 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 (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RING (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOX (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COMB (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • CROZIER (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PRICK SPUR (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMULET (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COMB (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PRICK SPUR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TACK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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)
  • CAME (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 (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TACK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW GLASS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Blyth, A.. [unknown].
---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Unpublished Document: 2002. BM Treasure Report.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Photograph: 1996. KSQ 3-4, Bronze Object..
---Photograph: 2000. KST 17-18, Middle Saxon ansate brooch..
---Photograph: 2000. KST 16, Eary Saxon stirrup mount fragment..
---Photograph: 2000. KST 19-22, Middle Saxon ansate brooch.
---Photograph: 2000. KST 23-25, Late Saxon domed disc brooch..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: 2003. LFW 12-16, Medieval prick spur..
<S1>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1996. Drawing of a Late Saxon Thor's hammer amulet. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1996. Drawing of a Late Saxon bone comb handle.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Hoyle, M. 2001. Drawing of a Middle Saxon silver plaque (possibly from crozier). Film. 4:1.
<S4>Illustration: White, S.. 2003. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon prick spur. Paper. 2:1.

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