Record Details

NHER Number:25252
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


A Neolithic projectile point, a Bronze Age socketed axehead, Roman coins and pottery, a Roman ring, a bracelet, an Early Saxon brooch, Late Saxon pottery and medieval and post medieval coins, pottery and metal finds found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 01 41
Map Sheet:TG04SW

Full description

1989. Found with metal detecting and in fieldwalking in south part of field. Context 1 [1].
Thetford-type ware bowl rim.
Decorated Grimston greenglazed sherd.
Medieval or earlier decorated copper alloy bar.
Medieval copper alloy buckle plate and gilt copper alloy annular ring brooch 13th to 14th century.
15th century lead barrel ampulla.
Nine Roman coins, see list.
Roman pottery; grey wares, including scored decoration; bowls with grooving below rim; bowls with rounded rims; large grooved-rim jars bead and flanged bowls;very large bowl; dish with chamfered base nosey bowl with burnished lattice decoration; bowl with inturned rim necked jar.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and D. Gurney (NAU).
W. Milligan (NCM) 3 April 1989.

Winter 1995. Metal detecting whole field. Context 2.
1 Neolithic flint projectile point.
See description by P. Robins (NCM) in file.
Late Bronze Age socketed axe. Blade-end missing, part of open end missing. (S2).
2 medieval and 1 post medieval coins. See list in file.
Medieval buckle frame, oval, with 'lip' for pin rest. Compare with example in (S1).
Closed end of 2-piece medieval strap end, pointed, one rivet.
Medieval/Post medieval circular lead weight with central hole. Decorated with 6-pointed star in relief. Diameter 36mm, weight 37.6g.
16th century knife handle end-cap with pair of stylised addorsedanimal heads.
Heraldic harness stud, medieval, arms of England; red enamel ground, (S3).
Worn/battered Early Saxon cruciform brooch. Head with rows of punched dots on central panel and wings, edges missing; bow with facets and transverse grooves above and below; short length of foot with part of catch-plate on reverse. Single pin-lug with iron remains. To be photographed.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 January 1996.

First half of 1999. Metal detecting.
7 Roman coins.
Very worn bracelet/armlet terminal, Roman. Rounded with transverse mouldings. Longitudinal band and transverse mouldings next to break. D-sectioned, and curved in profile.
Fragment of very corroded copper alloy ?ingot? of uncertain date. Parallel sided (with 10mm), thickness 4mm. Surviving end is rounded. Length 15mm. Weight 3.33g.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 December 1999.

Before 11 May 2005. Metal detecting.
Four Roman coins, Roman finger ring and sherd.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 October 2005.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • INGOT (Undated)
  • LAUREL LEAF (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Egan and Pritchard. 1991. Dress Accessories. Nos 306-310.
<S2>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1995. Drawing of a Bronze Age socketed axehead.. Film. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Ashley, S.. Unkown. Drawing of a medieval horse harness stud.. Film. 2:1.

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