Record Details

NHER Number:35212
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal finds

Summary

Between 1999 and 2002, metal detecting recovered a variety of metal objects including a late Bronze age socketed axe fragment, a Roman coin and a medieval lead seal matrix. Also found were a number of Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.

Images

  • A Late Saxon stirrup strap mount from Beighton.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 38 08
Map Sheet:TG30NE
Parish:BEIGHTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

August-September 1999. Metal detecting.
Early post medieval threepence of Elizabeth I, 1578. Mintmark of Greek cross.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).

December 1999 - January 2000. Metal detecting.
Medieval lead seal matrix, 13th century.
Now very crushed but probably originally thin, flat and circular, with a flat pierced lug at the top. The central design can now no longer be made out.
The surviving part of the legend reads '…DWAI.LEMEC…'. May originally have been S'EDWA[RD]I LE MEC…(Seal of Edward Lemec..), Lemec being either the first part of his surname, or meaning Edward the Mec.

August - September (2000?). Metal detecting.
Early post medieval button made in two halves.
The front is a rounded cone of grey bronze (high tin?) and the back is slightly convex with a circular integral loop.

Post medieval Norwich trader's token.
Obverse: FRACIS MORLY around the arms of the Grocers' Company. Rev: OF. NORWICH around F.M. Williamson no. 173, 17th century.
Identified by H. Geake (NCM) K. Hinds (NLA) 7 April 2000.

February 2004. Metal detecting.
1 Roman coin.
Medieval harness pendant.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 April 2004.

February 2005. Metal detecting.
Late Bronze Age socketed axe fragment (S1).
Medieval coin.
Late Saxon (S2), medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 April 2005.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Post Medieval - 851 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STIRRUP STRAP MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Article in serial: Ashley, S. 2006. Recent Finds of Anglo-Norman 'High-Status' Objects from Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 105-108.
<S1>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2005. Drawing of Late Bronze Age socketed axe fragment.. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2005. Drawing of a Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount. Film. 2:1.

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