Record Details

NHER Number:16236
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval coin hoard


Metal detecting on this spot recovered two silver groats of Mary I, and seven of Elizabeth I, the latest dated 1573. This collection was probably a hoard of coins buried together, although the coins were all found spread over a small area. Groups of coins can be spread around by modern ploughing and this is what may have happened here.

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Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

7 June 1980. Metal detecting. West of scheduled moat, in what was Besthorpe Carr.
At depths of up to 20cm (8 inches), over area 3m (10 foot) square.
Two silver groats of Mary, and seven of Elizabeth, the latest dated 1573. Coins temporarily lodged at NCM.
Note - Find reported to Diss Coroner who will await further investigations in autumn before proceeding to Inquest.
A. Gregory (NAU), 13 June 1989.

December 1981.
Declared not Treasure Trove.
Finder retains.
See (S1).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1981. Elizabethan. 13 December.

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