Record Details

NHER Number:33250
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal objects, coins and pottery sherds

Summary

Metal detecting in this area during 1997-2008 recovered a huge number of artefacts and coins. Finds included a Byzantine coin, a Late Saxon strap end, a medieval strap end in the form of a tree, a post medieval seal matrix, a Bronze Age axehead and post medieval jettons. Fieldwalking in the same area in 2006 retrieved prehistoric worked flints along with sherds of Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:WIVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1997. Metal detecting. Field searched by group of American metal detectorists on holiday organised by [1].
Five Roman coins.
Eight medieval and post medieval coins.
See coin forms in file.
Identifications by member of the public [2].
D. Gurney (NLA) 20 October 1997.

August 1998. Metal detecting. Area extended to southwest (original NGR at [3]).
Aethelred II penny, 978-1016, longcross type. Norwich mint.
Also medieval and post medieval finds.
See list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 28 August 1998.

November 1998. Metal detecting.
Medieval strap end in the form of a tree with trunk and branches represented by openwork terminal and roots represented by the crescentic cast front plate which has engraved detail. In the "loop" of the crescent is an openwork bird, head down and at an angle. Unusual style. Backplate missing.
K. Sussams (NCM) 13 May 1999.

February 1999. Metal detecting.
See field record in file.
One Roman coin.
Medieval and post medieval coins.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 15 Janaury 2000.

August 2000. Metal detecting rally. Field 29.
Three Roman coins.
Three medieval coins.
Eight post medieval coins.
Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 17 December 2001.

August 2001. Metal detecting. Discovery Tours Field 21.
Seven Roman coins.
Five medieval coins.
Seventeen post medieval coins.
Iron Age, Roman, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See lists, digitised images in file and PAS import.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 June 2002 and A. Cattermole (HES), 10 October 2012.

September 2002. Metal detecting. Field 24.
One Roman, two medieval and ten post medieval coins.
Post medieval jettons and tokens.
Roman, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 11 July 2003.

September 2003. Metal detecting.
One Roman, one Early Saxon (Byzantine), two medieval and ten post medieval coins. Two medieval and eight post medieval jettons.
Flint scraper.
Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists and map in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 19 July 2004.

11 September 2005. Metal detecting. Amongst other finds to be reported in future:
Post medieval seal matrix.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 31 October 2005.

Summer 2005. Metal detecting.
One medieval and three post medieval coins.
Bronze Age axehead.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file and CD.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 September 2006.

7 May 2006. Fieldwalking.
Prehistoric worked flints.
Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery sherds.
Post medieval vitrified brick.
See lists and notes in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 November 2006.

August 2006. Metal detecting, Discovery Tours field 13.
Late Saxon strap end, medieval, medieval/post medieval and post medieval finds.
1 Roman coin, 4 medieval and 16 post medieval coins.
See list in file in file, (S1) and (S2).
E. Bales (NLA), 12 June 2008.

August 2008. Metal detecting. Discovery Tours Field 30.
Post-Medieval buckle and undatable weight.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 October 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 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 (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • KNIFE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (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)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HAWK BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NAIL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SHEATH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SINKER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPOON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1150 AD? to 1450 AD?)
  • APOTHECARY WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (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)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HAWK BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PENDANT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POWDER FLASK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • QUILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHEATH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (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)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (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)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. 2001. Finds Photograph. Polaroid.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Photograph: Riddler, I.. 2005. Digital photographs of Discovery Tours finds, Summer 2005. CD.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Digital Archive: Riddler, I.. 2006. Discovery Tours 2006 Finds Identification Database.
<S2>Digital Archive: Riddler, I.. 2006. Discovery Tours 2006 Digital Finds Image File.

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