Record Details

NHER Number:29896
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting at this site between 1993 and 2011 recovered a large number of finds dating from the prehistoric to the post-medieval period. Finds include prehistoric worked flint including a flint flake, Neolithic scraper, the tip of a Late Neolithic polished axehead and burnt flint; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins as well as post-medieval jettons and a coin weight from the Low Countries; a Middle Bronze Age palstave; a possible Iron Age ring; a Roman brooch, stud, pin and pottery; a Roman/Early Saxon openwork strap-end; a Middle Saxon pin; a Middle Saxon/Late Saxon strap or harness fitting and hooked tag; a Late Saxon Scandinavian trefoil brooch; a medieval belt fitting, padlock fragment and seal matrix and a post-medieval harness or belt mount, knife end-stop, spur, buckle frame, crotal bells and fragments of a copper alloy vessel.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM09NW
Parish:ATTLEBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1993. Metal-detecting by source [1].
Medieval bronze ring (buckle or brooch) very crudely finished.
Possible late medieval lead disc with relief cross on one face. Rather crude, maybe associated with burial.
Early post-medieval bronze double looped buckle, decorated frame.
Odd lead cloth seal, might be quite late. Incised figures on it, Z4 and Y4 but also deeply stamped D-GO and N(S).
Post-medieval double looped buckle, moulded decoration plus attachment plate.
Post-medieval shoe buckle.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), April 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM), 4 May 1993.

1993. Metal-detecting finds by source [2].
Five Roman coins, 3rd/4th century. See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 26 March 1993.
9th century bronze disc brooch, milled border, backward animal decorated ring and dot. Broken catchplate, pierced lug.
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Two medieval rings (?buckle or brooch) very crudely finished.
Two medieval cauldron legs (one is huge).
Two post-medieval coins.
One post-medieval token.
Two post-medieval jettons.
Two medieval French jettons.
Pair of unused lead cloth seals (each in two parts) - 1st has shield of arms with chevron, shank on reverse; 2nd is quartered shield (second part of this one is pierced to take 'loop' on first part).
Early post-medieval gilt bronze double looped buckle fragment decorated with punched amulets, pin looped around bar.
Objects identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 22 April 1993.
See coin list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 26 March 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM), 30 April 1993.

1993. Metal-detecting.
Medieval disc headed stud and shank.
Medieval discoidal stud and thick shank, possibly from vessel, handle perhaps.
Medieval harness or belt mount, discoidal terminals and a central bar. Radiating lines on terminals stamped and annulets.
Early post-medieval harness conical boss, spike on reverse.
Early post-medieval harness mount, foliate shaped.
Early post-medieval spur rowel 'box' and moulded decoration.
Post-medieval mount fragment.
Two 4th century coins. See list in file.
Medieval French jetton and Charles I half groat. See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 29 July 1993.
18th century lead seal - intricate ?shield of arms on one face within pelleted border.
Four medieval vessel fragments.
Medieval bronze stud disc headed square sectioned shank.
Early post-medieval button pyramid shaped head with low relief decoration. Integral pierced loop.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), July and September 1993.
Polaroids (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 13 August 1993.

March 1994. Metal-detecting.
Ten lead weights (probably stack) found in a circle, about 1m apart.
Post-medieval bronze spoon bowl?
9th century imported Borre style convex disc brooch, Viking (three animal heads). H-shaped lug (broken) and broken catch plate, and loop at bottom edge of pendant (edges damaged).
Medieval, rectangular hasp swivel. Bronze vessel rim, bronze vessel rivet (large), decorated spur rowel terminal.
Post-medieval, 16th century buckle, tailor's thimble.
Undated bronze waste.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), May 1994. Polaroids (S1) in file.
Two 3rd century coins and two Charles I farthing tokens, and medieval cut halfpenny.
Early post-medieval trefoil shaped stud.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 12 April 1994. See lists in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 15 July 1994.

1994. Metal-detecting.
Roman coins.
Nuremberg jetton.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 29 November 1994. See list in file.
Late Saxon corner finial (hollow underside) totally worn, possible animal head.
14th century buckle.
Medieval belt stiffener.
Medieval possible chape.
Waste bronze.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 29 November 1994.
Polaroids (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 29 November 1994.

1995. Metal-detecting.
Medieval bronze knife handle knop.
Late medieval bronze trefoil mount with circular openings in two of the leaves. Shank on reverse.
Medieval bronze cast cauldron leg fragment.
Early post-medieval double-looped buckle?
Post-medieval bronze stud.
Post-medieval bronze button.
Polaroid (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Anderson and S. Margeson (NCM), June 1995.
Four coins.
Jetton.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 22 May 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM), 20 June 1995.

1996. Metal-detecting.
Pot boiler.
Three medieval bronze vessel rims (two join).
Medieval/early post-medieval rumbler bell.
Early post-medieval belt or strap fitting.
Post-medieval buckle.
Stud/mount 15th/17th century.
See photocopy (S2) in file.
Five 3rd/4th century coins.
Medieval penny.
Nuremberg jetton.
Diss farthing token.
See lists in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 14 January 1997.
A. West (NCM), 6 January 1997.

1997. Metal-detecting.
Three Roman coins.
Seven medieval/post-medieval coins/tokens.
See lists in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 21 April 1997.
One sherd Late Saxon.
One sherd medieval.
Four medieval/post-medieval bronze buckles/fragments.
One possible medieval bronze pin.
One medieval gilded bronze buckle plate.
Two medieval bronze mounts.
Three possible medieval lead ?spindle whorls.
Two medieval possible mount/strap end fragments.
Three medieval gilded bronze studs.
One Middle Saxon/Late Saxon disc brooch.
One possible medieval bronze hooked fitting.
Identified by. V. Fryer (NCM).
One medieval harness pendant.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA), April 1997.
V. Fryer (NCM), 2 April 1997.

1996. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric pot boiler.
Possible Iron Age bronze ring*. Drawing in file (S3).
Roman twelve bronze coins, disc brooch*, stud*, pin*, sherd grey ware.
Medieval four silver coins, three vessel fragments, paperclip rivet, buckle frame, horse harness stud, jetton.
Late medieval buckle fragment.*
Possible medieval two lead pot mends.
Medieval/post-medieval bell, ring.
Early post-medieval three belt studs*, buckle, sword belt hanger, jetton.
Undated bronze fragment with iron rivet.
Lead alloy vessel fragment.
Bronze metalworking debris.
Post-medieval silver thimble fragment, book clasp catch, one coin, one token.
Polaroids (S1) were taken of finds marked with a * (NCM).
H. Geake (NCM), 21 November 1996.

1995. Metal-detecting.
Elizabeth I sixpence.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 28 September 1995.
13th century gilded bronze buckle with narrow plate and two rivets.
Post-medieval lead discoidal weight.
W. Milligan (NCM), 9 December 1996.

1998. Metal-detecting.
Middle Saxon bicanicell pin.
Late Saxon decorated scrap of cast bronze.
Late Saxon borre style disc brooch.
Medieval spur buckle, strap end, vessel fragment.
Fifty post-medieval metal objects.
Two unidentifiable objects.
See lists in file.
K. Hinds (NLA), 15 March 2000.

Before 21 August 2002. Metal-detecting.
Four Roman, two medieval and three post-medieval coins.
Medieval and post-medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 September 2002.

April-May 2008. Metal-detecting.
1 Middle Bronze Age palstave (S4).
1 Roman coin.
1 medieval jetton.
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 June 2008.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 27 February 2014.

November-December 2009. Metal-detecting.
One medieval and one post-medieval coin; undatable, medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 January 2010.

May-June 2010. Metal-detecting. Grid reference removed from publicly accessible record.
Four Roman and one post-medieval coin, fragment of Scandinavian trefoil brooch (S5), medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 July 2010.

June-July 2010. Metal-detecting.
One Roman, one medieval and two post-medieval coins, Romano-British, Middle Saxon/Late Saxon (S6) and medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 August 2010.

December 2010-January 2011. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin.
See lists in file.
A. Marsden (HES), 16 February 2011.

March-April 2011. Metal-detecting.
Polished flint axe fragment, flint flake, 5 Roman, 2 medieval and 3 post-medieval coins, medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 25 May 2011.

Before September-October 2011. Metal-detecting.
Three Roman, two medieval and one post-medieval coin, post-medieval jetton, Neolithic scraper, and late Roman, Middle Saxon/Late Saxon and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 21 November 2011.

October-November 2011. Metal-detecting.
Medieval padlock.
See description in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 30 November 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 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

  • FINGER RING (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • RING (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • BURNT FLINT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • RING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP END (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 69 AD to 96 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 200 AD? to 299 AD?)
  • COIN (Roman - 269 AD to 271 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 269 AD to 280 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 280 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 280 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD? to 364 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 323 AD to 324 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 331 AD to 332 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 333 AD to 334 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD?)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CROTAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DISC (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1195 AD to 1205 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1351 AD to 1377 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1422 AD to 1427 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD? to 1584 AD)
  • APOTHECARY WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BROOCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CHARM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STUD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1553 AD to 1554 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1582 AD to 1603 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1589 AD to 1592 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1636 AD to 1643 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Monograph: Ashley, S.. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 101.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: 1994. LED 5-6, Middle/Late Saxon borre style brooch..
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Photograph: Photocopy of artefact or artefacts.
<S3>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1996. Drawing of a possible Iron Age ring.. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2008. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age palstave.. Film. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2010. Drawing of Late Saxon Scandinavian trefoil brooch fragment.. Film.
<S6>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2010. Drawing of Middle-Late Saxon belt or harness strap fitting.. Film.

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