Record Details

NHER Number:5415
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pottery and medieval coin hoard

Summary

Several urns containing a hoard of 500 silver coins dating to the reigns of Henry II and Henry III were ploughed up in 1855. Fragments of Roman pottery have also been found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1963. Fieldwalking.
Numerous Roman sherds found by F. Curtis. This scatter extends into the area of NHER 14728 (Curtis Field 34).
R.R. Clarke (NCM). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 November 2013.

1855. (NCM account book says 1861. E.B. Green (NCM)).
500 silver coins of Henry II and III found in urns in side of ditch on Blackdyke Farm.
Deposited 13th century.
Ploughed up, see (S1).
E. Rose (NAU).

See (S2) and (S3). 1 coin exhibited by Rev. Manning to Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society.

'Given to the Boileaus', (S4) stated found 1866, see (S5).

?Same find.
(S6) dated Autumn 1885 signed A.C. or A.L. marks pit at extremity of field north of plantation running at right angles to Drove Road. Tree blew down, earth turned to depth of 1.2m to 1.5m (4' to 5'). Pot and things found. Dug for more pieces in vain.
Short cross class 1b, Winchester, Adam.
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

Though this called 'Roman'.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Medieval - 43 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Hockwold Cum Wilton.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Hockwold Cum Wilton.
<S1>Map: Bryant. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
<S2>Article in serial: 1864. Appendix. Extracts of the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI pp 379-390. p 382.
<S3>Article in serial: 1864. Appendix. Extracts of the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI pp 379-390. p 382.
<S4>Monograph: Thompson, J. D. A. 1956. Inventory of British Coin Hoards AD 600-1500. Royal Numismatical Society Special Publication. No 1. p 69.
<S5>Monograph: Jessopp, A.. Random Roaming, and Other Papers.. p 93.
<S6>Map: CUMAE MS and map.

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