Record Details

NHER Number:7228
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman metal find


A Roman square silver dish was found in 1839.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 924 175
Map Sheet:TF91NW

Full description

December 1839. 'The second alder carr between Mileham and Longham' (is this Bell Hall Plantation? R. R. Clarke (NCM)).

Square silver dish found, 38cm (15 inches) along side, weight 69 ounces. British Museum (Prehistoric and Romano-British Antiquities).
(S1), (S2) (inaccurate plate), (S3), Watercolours (S4) in NCM (Former Bolingbroke Collection now art department) by T. Image 1840.
(NCM card by E. B. Green).

British Museum register checked by E. Rose (NAU), 1974; no additional information to above.
But [1] of Mileham told E. Rose in February 1982 that he has been sent by the British Museum a copy of the original letter of presentation, which states that the spot was 'within view of Mileham Castle and Longham' on the rector's land. He suggests a site such as the carr at about TF 917 174.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Fox, G. E. 1889. Roman Norfolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XLVI pp 331-367. p 340.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 91 NW 7 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Wade-Martins, P. 1980. Fieldwork and Excavation on Village Sites in Launditch Hundred, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 10. p 41.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Mileham.
<S1>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 310; Fig 24.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1841. Appendix. Archaeologia. Vol XXIX, Pt 1, pp 363-426. p 389; Pl XLII.
<S3>Monograph: 1951. Guide to the antiquities of Roman Britain.. p 38, pl VI 2.
<S4>Illustration: Image, T.. 1840. Watercolours.

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