Record Details

NHER Number:35004
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Metal detecting at this location during 1998-99 recovered a variety of multi period metal objects. Amongst the many finds was an unusual medieval hollow cast bronze head with a rather sad expression and a three cornered hat. Perhaps this was some sort of religious figurine. The majority of finds were either coins or buckles and dated from the Roman to post medieval period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 96 07
Map Sheet:TF90NE
Parish:SHIPDHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

August-September 1998. Metal detecting.
Hollow castbronze head, with the neck broken away (old break), (S1). The face is modelled entirely with a few engraved strokes, and looks rather sad. He has a schematic goatee beard, a short straight line for a mouth a rectangular nose, two wide slightly drooping oval eyes, and a three pointed hat.
Around the back of the head short vertical lines protrude from below the hat indicating hair.
From the wide oval eyes he must be Medieval - perhaps from a religious figurine. Drawn, see (S1).

October-November 1998.
Medieval buckle and lead harness mount. See file.

November-December 1998.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
Drawn, see (S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 18 July 1999.

August-September 1999. Metal detecting.
One Roman coin.
Medieval coin.
Medieval buckle plate or ?box mount.
Late medieval/early post medieval buckle frame.
Early post medieval coin.
Early post medieval buckle frame.
See lists in file.
K. Hinds (NLA) 24 February 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to 19th Century - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1998. Drawing of a medieval hollow castbronze head from a figurine.. Paper. 1:1.

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