Record Details

NHER Number:15195
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman settlement, Roman coin hoard, a Roman pit and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting, field observations and an excavation between 1979 and 2012 have revealed a possible Roman settlement, a Roman coin hoard and multi-period finds. Roman building material, pottery, metalwork and a pit seen in the side of a ditch suggest that there were buildings and a settlement on the site. A dispersed Roman coin hoard buried in the late 1st century AD was excavated in 1981; numerous coins from it have been recovered since. Other objects discovered include prehistoric flint artefacts, Iron Age and medieval pottery and medieval to post-medieval metalwork.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM29NE
Parish:HOWE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1979.
Feature seen in side of ditch contained Roman coins, building material, pottery and metalwork.

1981.
Excavation of dispersed Roman coin hoard by NAU. Treasure Trove.
Pottery and building material show the presence of at least seven tile and flint structures.
See (S1).

April/May 1982. Metal detecting.
Roman metalwork (S6, S7, S8 and S9).


1983 to 1984. Metal detecting.
Roman coins, metalwork. Medieval to post medieval metalwork.
Site a small village or large farm.
See (S2).

1986. Casual find.
Neolithic flints.

1987. Metal detecting.
Further coins from hoard found with metal detector. Treasure Trove.

1988. Casual find.
Mill stone.

1990. Metal detecting.
Roman coin and bracelet.

1993 to 1994. Metal detecting.
Roman and medieval coins and metalwork (S10).
See lists in file.
Coin sheets, site plans (S3) and copy of reference (S4) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 29 August 1994.

1997. Metal detecting.
Three additional coins from coin hoard.
See form, receipt, catalogue and letter (S5) in file.
Apparently declared Treasure and acquired by British Museum.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 October 2000.

October 1998. Metal detecting.
Roman coins, Roman and medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 April 1999.

November to December 2000. Metal detecting.
Eleven Roman coins including one from hoard.
One medieval coin.
Iron Age, Roman and medieval sherds.
Roman and medieval metal finds.
?Roman lava quern fragments.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 January 2001.

December 2000/January 2001. Metal detecting.
Five Roman coins.
Three additional coins from previously recorded hoard (details to follow).
One medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 February 2001.

August to September 2001. Metal detecting.
Two undatable prehistoric flints.
Thirteen Roman and one medieval/post medieval coin.
Roman brooch.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 December 2002.

August-September 2002. Metal-detecting.
14 Roman coins (inc 2 from the perviously found hoard and 1 sestertius chopped in half.) and 1 belt/harness mount (phallic).
1 post-medieval hooked tag.
1 undated bone working waste fragment.
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 April 2003.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 20 February 2014.

May 2003. Metal detecting.
Two Roman coins.
See list in file.
Also one more coin from dispersed Roman hoard, details to follow.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 August 2003.

Four coins from hoard found between September 2000 to January 2001 declared Treasure 7 November 2003.
M. Horlock (NLA), 10 November 2003.

October 2003. Metal-detecting.
8 Roman coins (including one from hoard), 1 silver spoon and 1 belt/harness mount.
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 January 2004.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 20 February 2014.

February-March 2012. Metal-detecting.
Seven Roman coins.
A. Marsden (HES), 16 October 2012.

Before 22 June 2012. Metal-detecting.
Roman tile fragment and brooch.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 11 January 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MOULD (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COLANDER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • LINCH PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MILLSTONE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 268 AD to 270 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 293 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 312 AD to 316 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 353 AD to 364 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 360 AD to 363 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NAIL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RIVET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TAP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2003. Iron Age torc is declared Treasure.. 8 November 2003.
---Article in serial: Burnett, A.. 1986. The Howe, Norfolk, Treasure Trove (Addenda).. Coin Hoards from Roman Britain..
---Unpublished document: Burnett, A.M.. 1982. Finds of Coins at Howe, Norfolk.
---Correspondence: Correspondence regarding Howe hoard.
---Unpublished document: Gregory, T.. 1987. Howe: Roman gold and silver coins.
---Newspaper Article: 1984. Eastern Daily Press. 27 September.
---Newspaper Article: 1982. Eastern Daily Press. 15 July.
---Newspaper Article: 1987. Eastern Daily Press. 29 April.
---Newspaper Article: 1994. Eastern Daily Press. 24 August.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Millington-Wallace, P. & Gregory, T.. 1982. Early Roman gold and silver coins from Howe.
<S2>Unpublished document: Gregory, T.A.. 1984. Roman gold and silver hoard.
<S3>Map: Finder's Map..
<S4>Article in serial: Burnett, A.. 1984. The Howe, Norfolk, Treasure Trove.. Coin Hoards from Roman Britain..
<S5>Unpublished document: Davies, J.. Treasure Report.
<S6>Illustration: Hirst, N.. 1982. Drawing of a Roman brooch fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: Hirst, N.. 1982. Drawing of a Roman copper knife.. Paper. 1:1.
<S8>Illustration: Hirst, N.. 1982. Drawing of a Roman lead finger ring.. Paper. 1:1.
<S9>Illustration: Hirst, N.. 1982. Drawing of a Roman iron lynch pin.. Paper. 1:1.
<S10>Illustration: Cannell, E.. 1994. Drawing of a Roman belt fitting.. Paper. 1:1.

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