Record Details

NHER Number:29401
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal object scatter

Summary

Extensive metal-detecting here during the period of 1992-98 recovered a wealth of multi-period metal artefacts. Finds included a Middle Saxon/Late Saxon strap-end with finely moulded animal head terminal, a crude medieval Boy Bishop token, part of a medieval cistern and Roman brooches of the Trumpet and Dolphin type. Further metal-detecting in 2009 recovered medieval and post-medieval metal objects. Metal-detecting in 2010 recovered medieval metal objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 70 40
Map Sheet:TF74SW
Parish:RINGSTEAD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 1992. Metal-detecting. Part of field.
Four Roman, four medieval and one post-medieval coin. See lists in file.
Medieval bronze circular buckle or brooch, with ovolo sectional ring and moulded pin with collar.
Roman finger-ring, bronze, empty circular setting in bezel.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon bronze 9th century strap end with finely moulded animal head terminal. The whole elongated. two pierced rivet holes at split end and fan-shaped field below with trefoil. Rectangular field in very long 'body' all inlaid with niello and elaborate double-scrolls of silver wire. Photographed (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 February 1993.

January 1993. Metal-detecting.
Boy Bishop token, very crude. Very stylised mitre on obverse, with possible crozier on its right. Small circle on reverse with cross and pellet in each angle. Edge damaged. No inscription. See for comparison pl.XI, Series X in (S2). This example is series X, but smaller and cruder.
Early Saxon/Middle Saxon toilet implement?; bronze strip with pierced hole at one end, broken at other. Midway expands to leaf shape, and decorated with pair engraved lines on each side.
Bronze Late Saxon triangular hooked tag, two attachment holes. Ring-and-dot decoration.
Bronze ?Late Saxon or medieval lead discoidal 'button' or brooch, cut-away decoration forms pelleted cross motif with border of raised dots and projecting triangular lobes in spandrels. Casting seam on reverse and fragment of shanks in centre.
Three medieval coins, see list in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 March 1993.

October 1993. Metal-detecting.
Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins and tokens. See form in file.
Roman box mount.
Medieval knife handle, seals and ornament.
Post-medieval finger ring.
See full details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 December 1993.

November 1993. Metal-detecting.
Medieval and post-medieval coins. See forms in file.
Roman brooches.
Late Saxon mounts.
Medieval bulla, buckle and cistern.
See full details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 December 1993.

January 1994. Metal-detecting.
Late Bronze Age (S5), Roman, medieval and post-medieval metalwork.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 March 1994.

February 1994. Metal-detecting.
Roman brooch, 1st century AD. Dolphin type, with hinge mechanism. Moulded decoration all over. Cavetto on wings. Base of bow missing.
Post-medieval coin and jetton. See list in file.
Early post-medieval bronze tap handle in form of dolphin on tapering cylindrical shaft.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 March 1994.

August 1994. Metal-detecting.
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval coins.
Post-medieval token.
Middle Saxon-Late Saxon strap end.
Late Saxon hasp.
Medieval buckles, belt fitting.
Post-medieval coin weight.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 October 1994.

October 1994. Metal-detecting.
One medieval coin. See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Trumpet brooch; head, spring and part catchplate missing. Developed type, with mid-box acanthus. See for comparison example 430 in (S3)
2nd century. Identified by D. Gurney (NLA).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 December 1994.

October 1996. Metal-detecting.
Cruciform stud with integral shank with circular barrel over rove-like end. Cross is the form of four miniature D-sections phallic. All but one phallus have small roughly circular concavity on flat rear of glans.
Photograph (S4).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 December 1996.

November 1998. Metal-detecting.
Three medieval coins, including cut halfpenny of Henry I.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 December 1998.

August-September 2009. Metal-detecting.
Roman brooch and casting waste.
See list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 October 2009.

September-October 2009. Metal-detecting.
Medieval buckle, bar mount, a medieval/post-medieval buckle, post-medieval hooked tag, post-medieval coins and a jetton.
See list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 October 2009.

June-July 2010. Metal-detecting.
Medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 August 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 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

  • PIN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BULL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TAP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: 1993. LFQ 1-3, Middle Saxon strap-end..
---Photograph: 1994. LDY 24-27, Aethelred II penny..
---Photograph: 1994. LDY 28-29, Middle/Late Saxon strap-end..
---Photograph: 1994. LDY 16-17, Late Saxon hasp..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S2>Article in serial: Rigold. 1978. Boy Bishop Tokens.. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. XXXIV, part 2.
<S3>Publication: Hattatt, R.. 1985. Iron Age and Roman brooches.
<S4>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S5>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1994. Drawing of the head and upper part of a Late Bronze Age pin.. Film. 1:1.

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