Record Details

NHER Number:33368
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Metal detecting at this location during the period 1997-2001 recovered a diverse range of metal objects. The most interesting find comprised an Iron Age bucket mount in the form of a dove with previously inlaid eye sockets. In addition to this find were coins dating from the Roman to post medieval period, Roman and Iron Age brooches and post medieval jettons.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 95 06
Map Sheet:TF90NE
Parish:SHIPDHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 1997. Metal detecting finds.
Iron Age bucket mount in the form of a dove, with previously inlaid eye sockets. Identified by A. West (NCM) November 1997.
Roman coin. See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) November 1997.
K. Sussams (NCM) 2 January 1998.

November-December 1998. Metal detecting.
Two Roman brooches. See file.
Grid reference given as [1].
A. Rogerson (NLA) 18 July 1999.

May/June 2001. Metal detecting. Site extended.
Roman coin.
Medieval coin.
Middle Saxon and medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 July 2001.

June-July 2001. Metal-detecting. Site extended to whole field.
1 Bronze Age ?awl or ?pendant (S1).
1 Iron Age/Roman brooch (Dolphin).
1 Roman coin and 5 brooches (4 Dolphin, 1 disk).
4 medieval coins, 2 belt bar mounts, 1 ?book or casket decorative strip and 1 buckle frame.
3 post-medieval coins, 1 silver head-dress pin, 1 sword belt ?hanger, 1 knife terminal, 1 swiveling seal matrix (with coat of arms) and 2 buttons (1 silver).
1 undatable lump of casting waste ('bottle shaped').
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA), K. Hines (NLA) and N. Hutcheson (NLA) and coins by A. Popescu (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 September 2001.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 4 March 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to 19th Century - 2350 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PENDANT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUCKET (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. 2001. Finds Photograph. Polaroid.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2001. Drawing of a Bronze Age awl or pendant.. Film. 1:1.

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