Record Details

NHER Number:39535
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting here between 2002 and 2011 recovered a Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age quartzite pebble mace/hammer as well as a large number of Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins and various items of metalwork. Finds of note include a Roman stylus and cast copper alloy figurine; a beautiful Late Saxon strap end; a remarkable mount from a medieval mazer (drinking vessel) and a copper alloy mirror case; a post-medieval fob seal with floral decoration and a bullion weight.

Images

  • A medieval mount probably from a drinking vessel from Sustead or Bessingham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 17 36
Map Sheet:TG13NE
Parish:BESSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
SUSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

August 2002. Metal detecting. Field 11.
Fifteen Roman, four medieval, and nine post medieval coins. Four post medieval tokens.
Early Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 July 2003.

September 2003. Metal detecting. Field 12. Area extended. Previously centred at [1].
Thirty-five Roman, eleven medieval, eleven post medieval coins. Post medieval jetton, four post medieval tokens.
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
Roman sherds.
See lists and map in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 18 July 2004.

Before 3 September 2004. Metal detecting.
Three medieval and three post medieval coins.
Remarkable mount, probably from the centre of a mazer (drinking vessel) (S1).
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 December 2004.

October-November 2009. Metal detecting.
Medieval buckle and medieval or post-medieval bale seal.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 December 2009.

2010. Metal detecting, Discovery Tours, Field 1.
Five Roman, two medieval and eight post-medieval coins, plus two post-medieval tokens.
Late Iron Age, Roman, Medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See list in file and [2].
A. Cattermole (HES), 7 September 2011 and A. Beckham (HES), 31 January 2012.

Before 5 September 2011. Metal-detecting.
1 Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age perforated quartzite pebble mace/hammer.
6 Roman coins.
2 post-medieval coins and 1 buckle frame.
Pebble mace identified by P. Robins (NCM), coins by A. Marsden (HES) and buckle by A. Rogerson (HES). See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 19 September 2012. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 June 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PEBBLE MACE (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • MOUNT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STYLUS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 138 AD to 161 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 402 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 286 AD to 293 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 310 AD to 314 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 333 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 367 AD to 375 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MAZER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MIRROR CASE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (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)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1213 AD to 1215 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1320 AD to 1333 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1699 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (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)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT MEND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SADDLE (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)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (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)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1553 AD to 1554 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1558 AD to 1603 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1561 AD to 1582 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1587 AD to 1590 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1591 AD to 1594 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1595 AD to 1598 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1634 AD to 1635 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1636 AD to 1643 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1649 AD to 1660 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1667 AD to 1669 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1668 AD to 1668 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1679 AD to 1679 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2004. Drawing of a medieval mount from a bowl or mazer.. Film. 2:1.

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