Record Details

NHER Number:30652
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon cremations

Summary

A Roman brooch, a Roman coin of Nero, several fragments of burnt Early Saxon brooch including one piece with molten glass fused to it and a cast for an Early Saxon belt plate were found here by metal detecting. The burnt brooch fragments probably came from nearby Early Saxon cremation burials.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:CONGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 1994. Metal detecting.
Roman coin. See list in file.
Roman plate brooch 2nd century disc type, slightly domed, enamelled in centre, deep channel around border. Chain loop at top.
Burnt divided foot of Early Saxon cruciform brooch with huge nostrils and fragment of glass attached to rear.
Burnt bow of Early Saxon long brooch with blob of bronze attached. See (S1).
Lead model ?for Early Saxon belt plate, fragment of raised border with zone of ?style 1 decoration. See (S1).
Suspension ring, with signs of wear in one place. ?Early Saxon. See (S1).
Slightly less than half an annular brooch of rolled sheet with punched dots along edges. See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 June 1994.

Part of large scatter NHER 30690

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • MINIATURE OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • MOULD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

Related records

30690Part of: Bronze Age to Late Iron Age activity, Early Saxon cemetery and a Roman to Early Medieval settlement (Monument)

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