Record Details

NHER Number:29897
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


Metal detecting recovered three 1st century AD Roman brooches, a wonderful Early Saxon gilded silver mount, a medieval jetton and a 17th century trading token. The Early Saxon mount depicts an animal.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 06 90
Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

1993. Metal detecting finds by [1].
Roman brooch - Colchester type two piece.
Wonderful gilded silver Early Saxon mount, square with pierced lobes for attachment, one having a bronze rivet. Chip-carved ornament in form of style I animal with eye under V-shaped eye brow, and beautifully fitting into the square panel. One the side opposite the two lobes is an animal mask (mid-rib with stamped triangle and eye on each side). Borders of the square field have stamped triangle ornament.
See (S1) and (S2).
English jetton Edward II - early Edward III Class XV.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 14 May 1993.
17th century trade token FRANCIS WATTS 1657.
W. Milligan (NCM), 7 May 1993.

1993. Metal detecting finds by source [2] 10m radius.
Two Roman brooches. 1) Langton Down, 2) Dolphin, rear hook. 1st century AD.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 30 June 1993.
See (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 19 July 1993.

February 2018. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the whole field. [3].
IND13022018JS - PAS details to follow.
H. Mellor (HES), 4 June 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to 19th Century - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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