Record Details

NHER Number:7455
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

In 1929 a Roman coin was recovered from this site and metal-detecting between 1994 and 2013 recovered a post-medieval pottery sherd; Roman and medieval coins and Bronze Age, Roman, Early Saxon and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Bronze Age knife or sickle; a Roman enamelled mount and a vessel escutcheon or mount; a number of Early Saxon brooches; a medieval colander fragment and harness pendant and a medieval/post-medieval lead weight.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 14 20
Map Sheet:TG12SW
Parish:SWANNINGTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1929. [1].
Coin of Allectus found by warrener (see Notes). (S1), (S2).
Details in file.
Compiled by E. B. Green (NCM).

February/March 1994. Metal detector finds. Found on or very close to site of previous find of coin. (incorrect - see correction in file).
Part of blade of Late Bronze Age knife/sickle (urn field influence according to British Museum (PRBA).
Sketch (S3).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 August 1994.

May/June 1994.
Two Roman coins. See list in file.
Fragment of medieval bronze colander.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 October 1994.

Earlier 1995. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the whole field. [3].
Roman coins and metalwork.
Early Saxon brooches.
Medieval pendant.
See lists in file.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 July 1995.

September-October 2013. Metal-detecting. [4].
5 Roman coins.
1 medieval coin.
Medieval/post-medieval lead weight.
1 post-medieval pottery sherd.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 11 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 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

  • KNIFE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SICKLE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 402 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 325 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 355 AD to 361 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 367 AD to 375 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COLANDER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1280 AD to 1281 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1615 AD to 1700 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Swannington.
---Photograph: 1995. LCS 1-2, Bronze escutcheon..
---Photograph: 1995. LCS 5-6, Early Saxon brooch fragment..
---Photograph: 1995. LCS 9-10, Early Saxon brooch fragment..
---Photograph: 1995. LCS 15-16, Enamelled mount..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Publication: 30 November . Eastern Evening News. EEN.
<S2>Article in serial: 1931. The Proceedings of the Society from 12th June to 31st December, 1930. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXIV Part II pp xxxiii-xlix. p xxxvii.
<S3>Illustration: Rogerson, A. 1994. Sketch of a Late Bronze Age knife/sickle fragment.. Film. 1:1.

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