Record Details

NHER Number:14392
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds scatter

Summary

Metal detecting at this spot has recovered a wide variety of Iron Age to post medieval metal finds. Highlights include a La Tène I Iron Age brooch dated to 500-300 BC, five Roman brooches, an Early Saxon brooch and a medieval engraved lead weight. These finds are part of a larger Roman to Late Saxon settlement and Early Saxon cemetery complex.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 71 23
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:CONGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1970. Metal detecting.
Lead 'map' engraving.
Medieval lead disc with engraved map on one face is a weight, and the 'map' is a doodle.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 January 2006.

1975. Metal detecting.
Iron Age brooch (S1), Roman (S3, S4, S5. S6 and S7 ), Early Saxon (S8 and S9) and medieval metalwork.

1978. Casual find.
Medieval seal.

1981-1982. Metal detecting.
Roman, medieval, post medieval metalwork.

Pre 1984. Metal detecting.
Roman, post medieval coins.

Pre 1984-1985. Metal detecting. Site falls within metal detecting scatter NHER 25765.
Roman coins and metalwork.
See details in file.
See (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 June 1990.

The incomplete Romano-British 'Aucissa-type, Claudio-Neronian' brooch found in 1975 was reidentified by J. Gibbons and A. Rogerson (NLA) as an early Germanic piece.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 May 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Post Medieval - 800 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • GEMSTONE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • LOCKING MECHANISM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BALLISTA BOLT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • INSCRIBED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BALLISTA BOLT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S.. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 101.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1980. Drawing of a Late Iron Age le tene I brooch.. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. 1980. Drawing of a Roman Aucissa type brooch.. Card. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Unknown. 1980. Drawing of a Roman Hod Hill type brooch.. Card. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Unknown. 1980. Drawing of a Roman brooch.. Card. 1:1.
<S6>Illustration: Unknown. 1980. Drawing of a Roman Polden hill brooch.. Card. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: Unknown. 1980. Drawing of a Roman Knee brooch.. Card. 1:1.
<S8>Illustration: Unknown. 1980. Drawing of an Early Saxon brooch.. Card. 1:1.
<S9>Illustration: Unknown. 1980. Drawing of a pair of Early Saxon tweezers.. Card. 1:1.

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