Record Details

NHER Number:32955
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman cosmetic mortar and medieval horse harness pendant

Summary

Metal detecting at this location in 1996 recovered a Roman cosmetic pestle as well as several medieval metalwork pieces. The finest medieval item was a horse harness pendant in the shape of an eight-point star with the fleur-de-lis decoration quartered with lions.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 94 05
Map Sheet:TF90NW
Parish:SHIPDHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1996. Metal detecting finds.
Roman cosmetic mortar with central loop and simple knobbed terminals. Polaroid (S1) taken by NCM.
Medieval vessel rim fragment with small handle lug.
Harness/strap fitting - loop with conical spike. Polaroid (S2) taken by NCM
Identified by H. Geake (NCM) 12 November 1996.
H. Geake (NCM) 12 November 1996.

1996. Metal detecting finds.
Medieval horse harness pendant in the shape of an eight-point star with the top point extended to form the loop. ?? decoration of the arms of France Ancient (fleur-de-lis) quartered with the arms of England (lions). Arms current from 1340-1400. Drawing (S3) in file.
Medieval gilded Limoges-style buckle frame decorated with panels of rocker arm engraving. Pin bar missing.
V. Fryer (NCM) 11 June 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Medieval - 43 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---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.
<S2>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S3>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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