Record Details

NHER Number:31929
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman to medieval metal objects

Summary

Metal detecting from 1996 to 1998 recovered a number of objects from the Roman to medieval period. This includes a fragment of a thickish copper alloy sheet, with one silver surface and decorated with two spirals of a running spiral design, which was probably once enamelled. It has been identified as perhaps part of a hanging bowl escutcheon with a central aperture, and dates to the 7th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 50 02
Map Sheet:TF50SW
Parish:UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1996. Metal detector find.
One medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 August 1996.

February 1997. Metal detector find.
Fragment thickish bronze sheet, curving but partly damaged outer edge, curving inner edge. One surface silver and decorated with two spirals, of a running spiral design, probably once enamelled. Perhaps part of a hanging bowl escutcheon with central aperture. Early Saxon/Middle Saxon 7th century.
See photograph (S1), NCM, 1997.701.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 March 1997.

Object later seen. [1].
Dating from 550-7th century. Tinned, enamel originally red.
A. Rogerson (NLA).

April 1997. Metal detector finds.
Medieval strap end.
Early Saxon brooch.
Roman coin.
Medieval sherds (some from NHER 38137).
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), May 1997.

March 1998. Metal detector finds.
One medieval and one post medieval coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 May 1998.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HANGING BOWL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HANGING BOWL (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

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