Record Details

NHER Number:19988
Type of record:Monument
Name:Great Melton Roman coin hoard II and multi-period finds

Summary

A Roman coin hoard, prehistoric flint artefacts, part of a Bronze Age palstave, a fragment of a Bronze Age socketed axe and an Iron Age coin are among the finds collected during metal detecting and fieldwalking. The hoard included over two hundred coins and was buried in the late 2nd century AD. See NHER 53600 for details of linear cropmarks identified at this site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:GREAT MELTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

The cropmarks noted below are now recorded as NHER 53600.

Location [1].

1979 and 1984. Found on surface and by metal detecting.
Neolithic to Bronze Age flints; Roman coin hoard; medieval coin.

1985.
Further Roman coins and Bronze Age palstave fragment.

1986.
Prehistoric sherd, Roman brooch, etc.

1987. Fieldwalking and metal-detecting.
Further finds recovered by [2] (details as above):
1 Mesolithic/Neolithic flint axehead fragment (Context 8).
10 Roman coins (all from hoard; Context 3) and 1 decorative mount (Context 4).
1 ?Roman copper alloy bar (Context 4) and 1 iron hobnail (Context 3).
1 post-medieval silver headdress pin (Context 17).
Identified by T. Gregory (NAU) and compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 3 May 1988. See list in file and NCM polaroids.
Flint axehead and post-medieval pin possibly amongst material subsequently donated to the Norwich Castle Musuem (NWHCM : 1999.1.32.55).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 March 2014.

1988. Metal-detecting.
Additional coins found.

1991. Metal detecting.
Bronze Age axe. Roman coins. Iron Age coin.

1992. NLA aerial photography.
Oblong enclosure.

January 2006.
The coin hoard included about two hundred and forty coins. They range in date from 30 BC to AD 195 to 197. The hoard was probably buried around 195/197 AD.
See (S1) and (S2).
D. Robertson (NLA), 11 January 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FABRICATOR (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PICK (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 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 HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOB NAIL (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1992. NHER TG 1408 (NLA 307/GKW5-7) 06-JUL-1992.
---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1984. 27 September.
---Newspaper Article: 1984. Eastern Daily Press. 27 September.
---Newspaper Article: 1986. Eastern Daily Press. 19 June.
---Newspaper Article: Anglia Advertiser Norwich. 1986. 26 June.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Gregory, A.. 1984. Great Melton Roman silver coin hoard II.
<S2>Article in monograph: Burnett, A.M.. 1986. Great Melton, Norfolk, Treasure Trove.. Coin Hoards from Roman Britain. British Museum Occasional Paper No 58. Burnett, A.M. & Bland, R.F.,.

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