Record Details

NHER Number:22649
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Many prehistoric worked flints including a Beaker period barbed and tanged arrowhead have been found on this field. Metal detecting has recovered other finds including a Late Roman buckle, a Late Saxon coin, a 13th century seal matrix, a medieval pewter lid and a beautiful decorated 15th century purse bar depicting outward facing animal heads.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF80NE
Parish:HOLME HALE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre Summer 1986. Found over 14 acre field.
Eighty six crude flakes, Neolithic and later.
Two small flakes.
One barbed and tanged Beaker arrowhead.
Eight scrapers and core small core Neolithic or later.
J.J. Wymer (NAU), 17 June 1986.

August/September 1994.
Medieval lid, pewter, octagonal with domed centre and acorn-shaped terminal/handle.
Late Roman 'soldiers and settlers' type openwork buckle. 4th-5th century. See (S1).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 November 1994.

July/August 1994. Metal detecting finds.
Late Saxon coin.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
See list in file.
13th century lead pointed oval seal matrix, fleur-de-lis in centre. S'CRIS[. Large, length around 53mm and battered/worn.
Medieval oval-looped buckle with integral forked spacer plate. Wire pin. Outer sheets missing.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 November 1994.

August/September 1994.
Beautiful 15th century purse bar decorated with lattice work of pairs of lines inlaid with niello. Central boss for swivel, flanked on each side by outward facing animal heads, the 'bar' projecting from their open jaws. Integral loops for purse fabric on flanges projecting from base of bar.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Two medieval coins and two medieval jettons.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 November 1994.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Medieval - 4000 BC to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CORE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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