Record Details

NHER Number:31800
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric to post medieval objects

Summary

Metal detecting in 1996 to 2007 has recovered a large number of objects from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Roman, Saxon, medieval and post medieval periods. These include a possible Mesolithic flint drill bit, a Roman figurine, an Early Saxon cruciform brooch, small-long brooch and Middle Saxon equal-armed brooches, a Late Saxon 'Norse bell' fragment, a heavily gilded decorated medieval circular mount with projection and a penny of Queen Cynethryth, wife of Offa.

Images

  • A Middle Saxon pin from Whissonsett  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF92SW
Parish:WHISSONSETT, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January/February 1996. Metal detector finds.
Context 2 at [1]. Bow of Early Saxon cruciform brooch, fine transverse lines and facets, at each end. One end broken in antiquity or at least long ago, the other more recently.
Photograph.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 March 1996.

Late 1996. Metal detector finds. Mostly in south half of field.
Context 1, whole field.
Centre-loop cosmetic mortar. Terminals missing. Roman, (S1).
Identified by D. Gurney (NLA).
One rim pimply Middle Saxon Ipswich, one rim sandy Middle Saxon Ipswich, one base and one body sherd sandy Middle Saxon Ipswich, one jar rim Late Saxon Thetford type, one jar rim Roman greyware, one bowl rim, Late Saxon ?Thetford-type.
Pottery in NCM.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 January 1997.

Early 1997. Metal detector find.
One medieval coin (of Teutonic Knights).
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 May 1997.

1996. M/d finds.
Roman ?brooch fragment.
Roman harness pendant.
Roman bell shaped knob, weight?
Middle Saxon pin.
Late Saxon two strap ends.
Medieval five buckles.
Medieval strap end, (S2).
Medieval barrel padlock.
Medieval vessel foot.
Medieval lead weights.
Medieval pot mend.
Post medieval ?cloth seal.
Undated eleven lead weights.
Roman coins.
Post medieval two coins.
See lists, details, POLs in file.
V. Fryer (NCM), 11 June 1997.

1997. Metal detector finds.
Roman two coins.
Medieval four silver coins.
Roman bronze pin.
Early Saxon small-long brooch.
Middle Saxon two equal-armed brooches.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon strap end.
Late Saxon bronze disc brooch.
?Late Saxon gilded bronze roundel.
Late Saxon stirrup mount.
Late Saxon ?strap mount.
Medieval buckle.
Medieval sheet bronze belt stiffener.
Medieval four buckle plates.
Medieval strap end.
Medieval brooch frame.
Post medieval two garment hooks.
Post medieval book clasp.
Post medieval purse frame fragment.
Post medieval lead alloy toy.
See lists in file.
V. Fryer (NCM), 25 April 1997.

February-March 1998. Metal detecting.
Three Roman and four medieval coins.
Medieval brooch, medieval 'medallion' pendant.

April 1998. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon brooch and strap end.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 July 1999.

March-April 2000. Metal detecting.
Four medieval coins and one jetton at club but not identified.
Two Middle Saxon pins.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon strap end.
Late Saxon openwork strap end.
Late Saxon 'Norse bell' fragment.
One medieval coin.
Ten medieval-post medieval metal objects including heavily gilded decorated medieval circular mount with projection.
See lists in file.
K. Hinds (NLA), 15 May 2000.

April/May 2001. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon hooked tag.
Post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 June 2001.

October 2001. Metal-detecting.
1 Iron Age/Roman button and loop fastener (S3).
1 Roman toilet set implement.
1 Late Saxon buckle frame and 1 bridle cheek piece.
1 medieval coin, 1 belt mount (gilt), 1 buckle, 2 buckle frames, 1 folding strap clasp, 1 folding balance arm, 1 brooch, 1 horse harness pendant (S4) and 1 serrated book clasp.
1 ?post-medieval pin.
1 post-medieval buckle frame, 1 unidentied object, 1 weight and 1 lead cloth seal.
1 undatable unidentifed object.
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and N.Hutchesson (NLA) and coins by A. Popescu (NLA). See lists and drawing in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 December 2001.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 3 March 2014.

December 2002-January 2003. Metal-detecting.
1 Late Saxon disk brooch.
1 post-medieval buckle frame and 1 book clasp.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 February 2003.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 13 February 2014.

January/February 2003. Metal detecting.
Penny of Queen Cynethryth, wife of Offa.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 March 2003.

March-April 2003. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman coin and 1 ?votive object.
1 Middle Saxon-Late Saxon brooch, 1 hooked tag.
1 Late Saxon ?belt mount.
3 medieval coins, 1 horse harness pendant (S5 and S6), 1 horse harness susension mount, 1 bar mount, 1 buckle, 1 spur buckle.
1 medieval/post-medieval fragment of a vessel drop handle.
8 post-medieval coins, 1 sword belt mount, 1 knife end stop, 1 buckle, 1 trade weight and 1 pewter button.
Coins identified by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 May 2003.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 5 February 2014.

March-April 2004. Metal-detecting.
1 undated unidentified object.
1 Roman coin and 1 mount.
2 Middle Saxon pins.
1 Middle-Late Saxon Large silver gilt ball-headed pin, 1 frament of annasate brooch, 1 strap end and 1 hooked tag.
1 Late Saxon finger ring and 1 bell.
4 medieval coins. 1 jetton. 1 pottery sherd, 1 Incomplete gilt strip binding from a casket, 1 unidentifed object, 1 folding clasp, 2 belt mounts (one bar the other gilt), 1 buckle plate and 1 studd.
1 post-medieval thimble.
Coins identified by A. Marsden (NLA) other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 May 2004
Updated by J. Page (HES), 6 February 2014.

August-September 2004. Metal-detecting.
1 prehistoric retouched/utilised flint flake.
1 Early Neolithic flint Scraper.
1 Middle Saxon strap end and 2 pins.
1 Late Saxon pottery sherd (Thetford type strip handle) and 1 pin.
2 medieval coins, 1 jetton, 1 horse harness pendant, 1 locking buckle, 1 ?spur buckle, 1 harness/furniture strap-fitting (gilt), 1 two-piece folding clasp, 1 bar mount, 1 buckle, 2 buckle frames, 1 brooch (annular) and 1 furniture binding strip.
1 medieval/post-medieval purse bar fragment.
2 post-medieval coins and 1 hasp fragment.
pottery Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), other objects by S. Ashley (NLA), coins by A. Marsden (NLA) and flints by P. Robinson (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 October 2004.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 12 March 2014.

September-October 2004. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman brooch (headstud-type).
1 Early Saxon (cruciform-type).
1 Middle Saxon coin (sceatta), 1 pin and 2 pin fragments.
1 Middle-Late Saxon strap end.
1 Late Saxon ?censer/?balence suspension unit (see S8).
1 medieval coin weight.
1 post-medieval knife end-stop, 1 button, 1 cup weight (1/4oz) and 2 lead cloth seals.
2 undatable lead ?gameing counters and 1 lead ?weight.
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 November 2004.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 12 March 2014.

November-December 2004. Metal-detecting.
All finds copper alloy unless otherwise stated.
1 ?Mesolithic flint ?drill bit.
1 Late Saxon pottery sherd (thetford).
1 Early Saxon girdle hanger fragment.
2 Middle Saxon pins.
1 Middle/Late Saxon strap-end (9th century).
1 Late Saxon incomplete strap-end (whinchester, 11th century) and1 harness mount (see S9, with Ringerike style engraved decoration 11th century).
1 medieval lead seal matrix, 1 strap-end (14th century), 1 incomplete rotary key, 1 incomplete rumbler bell, 1 gilt buckle plate (13th century) and 1 rectangular buckle frame (13th-14th century).
1 early post-medieval buckle frame.
1 post-medieval bifurcated key fragment from tap, 1 hooked belt mount from sword hanger (16th-17th century), 1 large cooking vessel foot and 1 furniture fitting.
Objects Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), pottery by A. Rogerson (NLA), other objects by S. Ashley (NLA) and flint by P. Robinson (NLA). See full descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 January 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 August 2013.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 13 February 2014.

February-March 2005. Metal-detecting.
5 Roman pottery sherds (Greyware).
1 Middle Saxon pottery sherd (Ipswich).
2 Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford-type).
8 medieval pottery sherds.
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (LMT).
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 April 2005.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 3 March 2014.

January-February 2006. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman dolphin brooch and 1 finger ring.
2 Middle Saxon pins.
1 Middle-Late Saxon strap end.
1 medieval jetton, 1 spur rowel and 2 buckles.
1 post-medieval coins and 1 spur rowel.
Coins identified by J. Davies (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 March 2006.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 13 February 2014.

March-April 2006. Metal-detecting.
1 prehistoric/Neolithic flint flake.
1 Roman coin, 1 T clamp, 1 dress fastener.
1 Early Saxon fragment of cuniform brooch.
1 Middle Saxon coin and 1 pin.
1 Middle-Late Saxon strap end.
2 Late Saxon pottery sherds and 1 strap end (Winchester style).
10 medieval coins, 1 coin weight, 2 pottery sherds (1 Grimston), 1 gilt spur buckle, 1 gilt strap end, 1 weight/spindle whorle, 3 incomplete gilt buckles , 1 key, 1 strap end, 1 buckle frame, 1 Incomplete gilt hooked bar mount and 1 rivert.
1 medieval/post-medieval fragment of padlock case, 1 fragment of ?vessel, 1 incomplete strap end, 1 buckle frame and 2 lead weights.
4 post-medieval coins, 1 Jetton, 2 belt mounts (1 for a sword belt), 3 lead cloth seals, 1 buckle, 1 gilt buckle frame and 1 button.
1 post-medieval/modern lead window pane.
pottery Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), flints by P. Robinson (NLA), other objects by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 May 2006.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 6 February 2014.

December 2006-January 2007. Metal-detecting.
1 Middle Saxon pin.
1 Late Saxon coin and 1 brooch (Borre style disk-type).
1 medieval coins and 2 buckle frames.
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and A. Cattermole (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 February 2007.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 3 March 2014.

November-December 2007. Metal-detecting.
1 Early Neolithic flint blade,
1 Late Saxon harness cheek piece.
4 medieval coins , 1 jetton. 1 belt mount, 1 lead weight and 2 buckles.
2 medieval/post-medieval buckle frames, 1 fragment of ?strainer, 1 fragment of purse frame and 1 unidentifed object.
1 post-medieval buckle, 1 lead weight (1/2 oz), 1 button and 1 pair of tweezers.
Coins identified by A. Marsden (NLA), flints by P. Robinson (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 January 2008.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 3 March 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • GAMING PIECE (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DRILL BIT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TIE BAR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VOTIVE MODEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BELL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 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)
  • DISC (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BALANCE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARREL PADLOCK (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RIVET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SADDLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAINER (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1344 AD to 1351 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1377 AD to 1399 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1415 AD to 1497 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)
  • BUTTON (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)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TAP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1636 AD to 1645 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Photograph: 2003. KTS 6, Late Saxon belt mount..
---Photograph: 2003. KTS 7, Middle/Late Saxon hooked tag..
---Photograph: 2003. KTS 8, Middle/Late Saxon brooch fragment..
---Photograph: 2004. KVG 33-35, Late Saxon enamelled finger ring..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2006. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk in 2005. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 112-123. p 113.
<S1>Illustration: White, S.. 1997. Drawing of a Roman cosmetic mortor.. Card. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: West, A.. 1996. Drawing of a Late Saxon strap-end fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: White, S.. 2001. Drawing of a Roman fastener.. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2001. Drawing of a medieval horse harness pendant.. film. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2003. Drawing of medieval horse harness pendant.. Film. 2:1.
<S6>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2003. Drawing of medieval horse harness pendant.. Film. 2:1.
<S7>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2004. Drawing of a Late Saxon gilt finger ring.. Film. 2:1.
<S8>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2004. Drawing of a Late Saxon suspension unit.. Film. 2:1.
<S9>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2004. Drawing of a Late Saxon bar mount from a horse harness.. Film. 2:1.

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