Record Details

NHER Number:29262
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

An archaeological watching brief carried out during construction of a new water main recorded a 4th century AD Roman coin and medieval and post medieval buckles. Pieces of Roman and medieval pot were also found. Metal detecting recovered finds dating from the Iron Age to the post medieval period. These include an Iron Age or Roman vessel mount in the form of a bull's head, Roman brooches, a medieval or post medieval thimble and an undated lead weight. Four Roman and one Iron Age coin were also detected.

Images

  • An Iron Age or Roman mount in the shape of a bull's head  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF71SW
Parish:MARHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1992. Fieldwalking and Metal-detector Survey and Watching Brief.
Marham/Stow Bridge Pipeline.
Initial field survey of pipeline route followed by monitoring of topsoil stripping and excavation of pipe trench.
Roman sherds and 4th century coin.
Medieval and post medieval buckles. Medieval sherd.
See report (S1) for further details and full finds list. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 14 December 1993. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 March 2015.

February 2000. Metal detecting.
Context 2.
One Roman and One Iron Age coin.
Roman brooches.
Undatable lead weight.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 April 2000.

November 2000. Metal detecting.
Three Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 February 2001.

June/July 2004. Metal detecting.
Iron Age, Roman (S2) and medieval metal objects.
See description in file.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA).
E. Darch (NLA), 11 August 2004.

June/July 1994. Metal detecting.
Finds include an Iron Age or Roman vessel mount in the form of a bull's head.
See (S3).
M. Dennis (NLA), 19 May 2006.

Monument Types

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

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • VESSEL (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: 2000. KST 3-4, Iron Age coin..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1993. Report of Fieldwork on the Marham/Stow Bridge Pipeline, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 24.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1994. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1993. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 115-123. p 118.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2004. Drawing of an Iron Age/Roman vessel mount.. Film. 2:1.

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