Record Details

NHER Number:41693
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 2005 and 2016 recovered Upper Palaeolithic/Early Mesolithic to Bronze Age flint implements; Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Early/Middle Saxon to post-medieval pottery sherds; Roman flue tile fragments; post-medieval clay tobacco pipe fragments; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; medieval and post-medieval jettons; post-medieval tokens and undated, Roman, Early Saxon and Late Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include the left arm from a Roman male figurine; Early Saxon tweezers; a Late Saxon disc brooch and part of a bridle; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval finger ring, harness pendant, harness mount, thimble, nail and seal matrix; medieval/post-medieval copper alloy ring and copper alloy vessel fragments and post-medieval cloth seals, a furniture fitting, harness mount and part of a spur.

Images

  • Post-medieval cloth seal from 41693  © Norfolk County Council
  • Early Saxon tweezers seal from 41693  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval lace tag seal from 41693  © Norfolk County Council
  • Romano-British figurine from NHER 41693  © Norfolk County Council
  • Romano-British figurine from NHER 41693  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval harness mount from NHER 41693  © Norfolk County Council
  • Post-medieval cloth seal from NHER 41693  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TG 45 18
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:MARTHAM, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2003. Metal detecting.
5 Roman coins.
Neolithic worked flints.
Roman and medieval sherds.
Late Saxon disc brooch (backward turning animal).
Post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 April 2005.

December 2007 - January 2008. Metal detecting.
Neolithic and prehistoric worked flints, 4 Roman coins, Romano-British tile fragment, Romano-British, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects, post medieval coin, token and jetton.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 February 2008.

January-February 2008. Metal detecting.
1 Upper Palaeolithic/Early Mesolithic flint microlith. Subsequently donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2008.396). See drawing (S1).
13 later prehistoric flint flakes.
1 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age pottery sherd (comb-impressed Beaker).
2 Iron Age pottery sherds.
1 ?Iron Age pottery sherds.
6 Roman coins and 47 pottery sherds (including greyware, East Anglian colour coated, oxidised and shell-tempered).
1 Middle Saxon pottery sherd (pimply Ipswich ware).
24 medieval pottery sherds (including unglazed, glazed and Scarborough ware).
3 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds (LMT), 1 buckle, 1 copper alloy cast ring and 1 copper alloy cast vessel fragment.
1 post-medieval jetton, 5 pottery sherds (Glazed Red Earthenware) and 1 crude umbonate bridge boss.
Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM), coins by A. Marsden (NLA), pottery by A. Rogerson (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists and descriptions in file. Flint microlith also examined by R. Jacobi (BM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 March 2008. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2014.

February - March 2008. Metal detecting.
Neolithic worked flints, Iron Age , Romano-British, medieval and medieval/post medieval sherds, 3 Roman and one medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 April 2008.

March - April 2008. Metal detecting.
Neolithic/prehistoric worked flints, 3 Roman and 1 post medieval coin, Romano-British, Middle Saxon, medieval medieval/post medieval and post medieval sherds, Late Saxon, medieval, medieval/post medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 May 2008.

July- August 2009. Metal detecting.
Roman pottery and a medieval harness pendant.
See list in file.
Steven Ashley, (NLA) 23 September 2009.

August-September 2009. Metal detecting.
1 post-medieval jetton.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 October 2009.

September-October 2009. Metal detecting.
Prehistoric worked flints, Romano-British and medieval pottery sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 November 2009.

October-November 2010. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of groundworks associated with installation of the Potter Heigham to Martham replacement water main.
No archaeological finds or features observed.
See report (S3) for further details.
Previously record (in error) under NHER 52677.
S. Howard (HES), 12 June 2011. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 August 2015.

February-March 2013. Metal-detecting. [1].
Neolithic/Bronze Age flint blade.
1 medieval coin.
Medieval/post-medieval buckle.
1 post-medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 April 2013.

December 2013-January 2014. Metal-detecting. [2].
Neolithic flake.
Neolithic/Bronze Age flakes.
1 Roman coin and 4 pottery sherds.
1 medieval jetton.
1 post-medieval pottery sherd.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 6 February 2014.

January-February 2014. Metal-detecting. [3].
Neolithic scraper.
Neolithic/Bronze Age flake.
1 Roman coin, 14 pottery sherds and the left arm from a male figurine (S2).
Early Saxon tweezers.
1 Early/Middle Saxon pottery sherd.
1 Middle Saxon pottery sherd.
2 Late Saxon pottery sherds.
1 medieval coin, a harness pendant, lace chape and thimble.
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd.
Post-medieval cloth seals, a buckle and a harness mount.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 March 2014.

October-November 2014. Metal-detecting. [4].
1 medieval coin and harness mount.
1 post-medieval jetton, a buckle, cloth seal and harness mount.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 December 2014.

October-November 2016. Metal-detecting. [5].
1 Iron Age pottery sherd.
2 Roman coins and 3 pottery sherds.
1 medieval pottery sherd.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 15 December 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic to Early Mesolithic - 40000 BC to 7001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • 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)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • MICROLITH (Upper Palaeolithic to Early Mesolithic - 40000 BC to 7001 BC)
  • AWL (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • BLADE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BORER (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • COMBINATION TOOL (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LAUREL LEAF (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 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)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 69 AD to 81 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 98 AD to 103 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 269 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 271 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 273 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 332 AD to 333 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 335 AD to 341 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 355 AD to 361 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 850 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Early Saxon - 450 AD to 600 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 720 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 720 AD to 850 AD)
  • BRIDLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1100 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NAIL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RIVET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1300 AD)
  • LACE TAG (12th Century to 13th Century - 1200 AD to 1300 AD)
  • POT (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1222 AD to 1236 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1282 AD to 1289 AD)
  • THIMBLE (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1307 AD to 1327 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1354 AD to 1355 AD)
  • POT (14th Century to 15th Century - 1375 AD to 1500 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1377 AD to 1399 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century to 15th Century - 1399 AD to 1471 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (14th Century to 15th Century - 1400 AD to 1500 AD)
  • COIN (15th Century - 1413 AD to 1422 AD)
  • POT (15th Century to 16th Century - 1450 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BUCKLE (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • JETTON (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1525 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1700 AD)
  • POT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1700 AD)
  • POT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1575 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1720 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • JETTON (17th Century - 1612 AD to 1651 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1649 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2014. Drawing of a Late Upper Palaeolithic/Early Mesolithic flint backed blade/microlith from Martham. Paper. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2014. Drawing of fragment of a copper alloy left arm from a figurine of Roman date.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Calow, S. 2011. An Archaeological Watching Brief on the Potter Heigham to Martham Main Replacement Scheme. NAU Archaeology. 2223.

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