Record Details

NHER Number:16285
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age and Roman finds


Metal detecting recovered a gold Iron Age coin, a piece of Iron Age horse harness, two Roman coins and a piece of Roman iron chain mail. The finds were made from close to the Roman enclosure NHER 8712. The Roman coins may be part of a hoard.

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Map Sheet:TF90NW

Full description

Winter 1979 to 1980. Found with metal detector in ploughsoil. At location [1].
Two siliquae of Julian, both in very fresh condition. Reverses clearly legible but not read. Found within a couple of feet of each other, so possibly part of dispersed hoard.
A. Gregory (NAU), 8 July 1980.

September 1993. Metal detecting find.
Trinovantian gold stater, Late Whaddon Chase type.
See coin list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 23 September 1993.

December 1993. Detector finds.
Encrusted fragment of Roman iron chain mail. To be photographed NLA.
Fragment of Iron Age decorated horse trapping, perhaps S-shaped (like NHER 29376). See (S1). To be photographed. For similar decoration see (S2).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and D. Gurney (NLA).
D. Gurney (NLA), 5 January 1994.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • HARNESS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SCALE ARMOUR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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>Illustration: White, S.. 1994. Drawing of an Iron Age decorated horse trapping.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Article in Serial: Brailsford, J. W. 1975. The Polden Hill Hoard, Somerset. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 41 pp 222-234. Pl XXII.

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