Record Details

NHER Number:37284
Type of record:Monument
Name:Large multi-period metal object scatter and possible Early Saxon cemetery

Summary

Metal detecting from 2002-06 has recovered a huge number of metal objects from this location, dating to a variety of archaeological periods. The most noteworthy finds include an Early Saxon saucer brooch, Roman/Saxon tweezers, a Roman model axehead, a medieval enamelled horse harness pendant and an unusual ingot-like object which may have been a potter's stamp. The quantity of Saxon material, especially the brooches, has led to the suggestion that this may have been a cemetery site.

Images

  • An Early Saxon upper bow and headplate of a great square-headed brooch from Quidenham Early Saxon cemetery.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM08NW
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Before 25 January 2002. Metal detecting.
Remarkable ingot-like object which may be a potter's stamp (S1).
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 20 June 2002.

Before 22 April 2003. Metal detecting. Site extended to cover whole field. (Original find spot at [1]).
One Roman, and three medieval coins.
Post medieval jetton.
Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 July 2003.

Before 16 October 2003. Metal detecting.
One Iron Age, Eleven Roman and fifteen medieval coins.
Medieval token, coin weight and jetton.
Post medieval jettons.
Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon (S2), medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery sherds.
See lists in file with grid references.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 January 2004.

Before 27 February 2004. Metal detecting.
1 Iron Age, 3 Roman, 3 medieval and 2 post medieval coins.
Post medieval token and jettons.
Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 10 June 2004.

Before 10 May 2005. Metal detecting.
Four Roman, five medieval and one post medieval coin.
Iron Age, Roman/Early Saxon (S3) and Early Saxon objects (S4).
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 September 2005.

Before 25 April 2006. Metal detecting.
Barbed and tanged Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age arrowhead.
Two Roman, six medieval and one post medieval coins.
Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon (S5 and S6), medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 October 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 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

  • RING (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Late Bronze Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • AXEHEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NEEDLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POTTERS STAMP (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • VOTIVE MODEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CANDLE HOLDER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MIRROR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SADDLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Photograph: 2002. KTJ 10-12, Bronze possible weight or ingot..
---Photograph: 2003. KTW 1, Iron Age brooch..
---Photograph: 2003. KTW 2-3, Early Saxon brooch fragment with repair/modification..
---Photograph: 2003. KTW 4, Early Saxon wrist clasp..
---Photograph: 2003. KTZ 8, Early Saxon cruciform headplate..
---Photograph: 2003. KTZ 9, Early Saxon suspension ring..
---Photograph: 2003. KTZ 10, Early Saxon cruciform knob..
---Photograph: 2003. KTZ 11, Early Saxon wrist clasp..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: White, S.. 2002. Drawing of a Romano British copper alloy cast block.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: White, S.. 2003. Drawing of a Late Saxon copper alloy strap fitting,.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2005. Drawing of a Roman/ Early Saxon tweezers.. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2005. Drawing of an Early Saxon saucer brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2006. Drawing of an Early Saxon square headed brooch upper bow and head plate.. Film. 2:1.
<S6>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2006. Drawing of an Early Saxon square headed brooch.. Film. 2:1.

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