Record Details

NHER Number:33237
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic or later pebble mace, and multi-period metal objects

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1997 and 1999 recovered a Mesolithic or later quartzite pebble mace/hammer; medieval and post-medieval coins; medieval jettons; a post-medieval token; an extremely important Iron Age copper alloy toggle and a range of other Late Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Late Saxon strap end and disc brooch; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval coin weight, ?trade weight, harness bell and copper alloy cooking vessel fragment; a medieval/post-medieval coin weight and copper alloy vessel fragments; post-medieval ?sword hanger, book clasp and tap handle and undatable lead weights.

Images

  • A Borre style Late Saxon brooch from North Repps.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • An Iron Age copper alloy toggle from North Repps.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 24 38
Map Sheet:TG23NW
Parish:NORTHREPPS, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1997. Metal-detecting.
Area searched by group of American metal detectorists on Discovery Tours holiday organised by member of the public. [1]. Field 20.
Late Saxon strap end.
Medieval and post medieval coins and metal work.
See list and coin form in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 8 October 1997.

January 1998. Fieldwalking.
Fieldwalking around edge of marlpit at [2]:
1 Mesolithic or later incomplete quartzite pebble mace (two-thirds). See drawing (S1).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see description in file. This discovery was reported in (S2).
W. Milligan (NCM), 12 January 1998.

February 1999. Metal detecting.
See Field Record in file.
NCM Identifications to follow.
Comp. D. Gurney, 5 March 1999.

February 1999. Metal detecting.
One medieval and three post medieval coins.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds. For photographs see (S3)
Comp. A. Rogerson, 15 January 2000.

August 2000. Metal detecting. Field 20. [2].
Medieval coin.
'Extremely important' Iron Age toggle, for photographs see (S3).
Roman object.
Late Saxon brooch.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in secondary file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 July 2001.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 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

  • LOOMWEIGHT (Undated)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Undated)
  • PEBBLE MACE (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COOKING VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (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)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TAP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Yardley, C. J. 2011. The Mun Valley: Historic landscape Assessment and Landscape Character Assessment for Norfolk Coast Project. p 10.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Robins, P. 1998. Drawing of a Mesolithic or later incomplete quartzite pebble mace from Northrepps. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1999. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 358-368. p 359.

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