Record Details

NHER Number:22564
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman coin and medieval to post medieval finds

Summary

Medieval pottery recovered during fieldwalking for the Fenland Survey in 1986. A Roman coin and a large quantity of medieval to post-medieval metal objects recovered during metal-detecting between 1995 and 2012. Metal objects include a French medieval jetton, an unusual heart shaped button, and a 16th or 17th century ewer handle.

Images

  • Post-medieval purse 1 from NHER 22564  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TF 49 06
Map Sheet:TF40NE
Parish:EMNETH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

9 May 1986. Fieldwalking mixed conyos and fruit canes etc. Gaultree.
Odd medieval sherds.
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 12 May 1986.

For full details of wares, flint types etc. see (S1).

May-June 1995. Metal-detecting. North part of site.
Medieval jetton. See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Moulded human face in profile, copper alloy, ?Medieval mount fragment.
Heart shaped button, solid with integral loop. Slightly angled, each 'lobe' of heart decorated with two zones of diagonally engraved lines (4). Hatching grooved band around outside. Very unusual and beautiful. Max. thickness 6mm. medieval. See (S2).
13th century buckle, oval frame with ornate outer edge and mouldings on either side of moulded pin rest; small fragment of plate surviving. For comparisons see (S3) and (S4).
Identified by S. Anderson (NCM) with S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 June 1995.

April 1996. Metal-detecting find.
One post medieval coin, Elizabeth I.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 21 May 1996.

June-July 2003. Metal-detecting.
Handle of 15th or 16th century ewer.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 August 2003.

May-June 2004. Metal-detecting.
One Roman and one medieval coin.
Post medieval metal belt mount.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 July 2004.

June-July 2004. Metal-detecting.
Medieval silver mount.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA).
E. Darch (NLA), 11 August 2004.

May-June 2009. Metal-detecting.
2 medieval & 3 post-medieval coins, medieval & post-medieval jetton, medieval buckle frame, belt mount, belt fitting, lead weight, medieval/post-medieval buckle, post-medieval hooked tag, belt mount and spoon.
see lists in file
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 10 July 2009.

April-May 2012. Metal-detecting.
Medieval finger ring, medieval to post medieval cooking vessel, and central boss from a post medieval purse bar (S5).
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), June 2012.

May-June 2012. Metal-detecting.
Medieval buckle and belt fitting, medieval or post medieval spur rowel, post medieval weight, and post medieval jetton.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 04 July 2012.

May-June 2012. Metal-detecting.
One post-medieval jetton.
A. Marsden (HES), 16 October 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EWER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1585 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • EWER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. EMN AR. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S3>Publication: Egan and Pritchard. 1991. Dress Accessories. No 302.
<S4>Monograph: Margeson, S.. 1993. Norwich Households: Medieval and post-medieval finds from Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-1978.. East Anglian Archaeology. No 58. No 130.
<S5>Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.

Related records - none

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