Record Details

NHER Number:50124
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Undated, late prehistoric and Roman to post-medieval finds

Summary

Metal-detecting in 2007 and 2016 recovered late prehistoric flint blades; Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; medieval and post-medieval jettons and undated and Roman to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an undated ring; an undated or post-medieval unidentified gilt object; a Roman brooch and hairpin head; an Early Saxon brooch; Middle Saxon brooches, pins and a strap-end; a Late Saxon belt or harness mount, padlock key, strap-end and finger ring or ear ring; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; medieval lead weights, a thimble, dagger guard fragment, scale-tang knife handle plate, horse harness pendant, spindle whorl, lead pot mend and sword or purse pendant mount; medieval/post-medieval copper alloy vessel fragments and post-medieval powder charge caps or measures, cloth seals, a lead window came fragment, purse bar fragment, suspension-loop from a purse frame, musket ball and nail or pin.

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 whorl, 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 suspension 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, Goodall's type A, S2), 1 penannular 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 buckle 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 unidentified 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.

April-May 2016. Metal-detecting. Site extended 93m to the northern field boundary. [1].
Neolithic/Bronze Age flint flake and retouched flake.
1 Roman coin.
Middle/Late Saxon pin.
Medieval/post-medieval copper alloy vessel leg.
1 post-medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 July 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 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 19th Century - 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)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 305 AD to 306 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)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 730 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 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (13th Century to 17th Century - 1300 AD to 1700 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)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1582 AD to 1584 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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.. 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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