Record Details

NHER Number:50124
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman to post medieval objects

Summary

Metal detecting in 2007 recovered a variety of artefacts. These include Roman, medieval and post medieval coins, Late Saxon and medieval sherds, and Late Prehistoric, Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects, including a Roman hairpin, and 8th or 9th century strap end, and part of a guard from a medieval dagger.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 92 23
Map Sheet:TF92SW
Parish:WHISSONSETT, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January-February 2007. Metal-detecting.
2 Roman coins and 1 hairpin head.
1 Middle Saxon (Thomas Class J).
4 Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford type).
1 medieval coin, 2 pottery sherds (1 unglazed, 1 glazed grimston). 1 lead spindle whorle, 1 buckle frame (gilt), 1 buckle frame, 1 composite strap-end, 1 lead pot mend, 1 roundel dagger composite guard and 1 arched pendant mount.
4 medieval/post-medieval vessel fragments.
2 post-medieval coins, 1 lead window came fragment, 2 buckle frames (inc 1 tinned), 1 purse bar fragment, 1 purse frame suspencion loop, 2 lead powder charge caps/measures and 1 lead four-part cloth seal.
Pottery Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), other objects by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 March 2007.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 7 May 2014.

April - May 2007. metal-detecting.
1 Late Prehistoric ?knife, 3 flint blades, ,
4 Roman coins, 1 brooch fragment (trumpet type),
1 Early Saxon brooch (small-long, Leeds square-headed plain type), 1 brooch fragment (small-long)
1 Middle Saxon pottery sherd (fine, sandy Ipswich jar), 6 pins, 1 brooch (Ansate type, Thorles 2001 type XII A 1)
1 Late Saxon pottery sherd (Thetford-type Jar), 1 gilt belt/harness mount fragment (S1), 1 padlock key (unusual, Goodalls type A, S2), 1 pennanular ear/finger ring, 1 strap-end (Thomas Class B type 1),
4 medieval coins, 1 jetton, 1 scale-tang knife handle plate fragment (S3), 1 composite three-part strap-end, 1 hinged strap plate, 1 horse harness pendant (gilt), 1 tinned buckle, 5 lead weights, 1 buckle frame fragment (gilt), 1 buckle frame, 1 strap-end, 1 thimble, 1 strap-loop, 1 buckle frame, 1 buckle frame fragment,
1 medieval/post-medieval buckel frame,
5 post-medieval coins, 1 jetton, 1 button, 1 iron nail/pin, 1 lead musket ball, 1 belt clasp fragment (tinned), 1 belt mount, 1 hooked tag, 2 buttons, 2 lead cloth seals,
1 ?unknown/post-medieval unidentifed object fragment (gilt),
1 undatable ring.
Ceramic Objects Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA), Coins identified by A. Marsden (NLA), lithic objects identified by P. Robinson (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 June 2007.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 7 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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 (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RING (Undated)
  • BLADE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • KNIFE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • EAR RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAME (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POWDER MEASURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2007. Drawing of a Late Saxon belt or harness mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2007. Drawing of a Late Saxon padlock key.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2007. Drawing of a Medieval knife handle fragment.. Film. 2:1.

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