Record Details

NHER Number:31130
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Bronze Age hoard and multi-period finds

Summary

A scattered Late Bronze Age hoard of various copper alloy objects, including socketed axeheads, knives and fragments of swords and spears were found by a metal-detectorist in 1995. Metal-detecting in 2012 recovered further similar fragments plus a copper alloy ingot, all relating to the hoard. Additional objects found at the site between 1995 and 2012 include a Mesolithic flint projectile point; various Late Prehistoric worked flints; medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; medieval coins; a post-medieval jetton and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a medieval harness pendant, buckles, a holder for a lamp or censer and casket key; a medieval/post-medieval silver annular brooch and copper alloy vessel fragments and a post-medieval rotary key.

Images

  • Bronze Age horad from NHER 31130  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG41SW
Parish:FLEGGBURGH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1995.
Scattered Late Bronze Age hoard found by [1] and [2].
Limited excavation by A. Rogerson (NLA) and D. Wicks (NLA) at grid reference, context 1 produced no more objects. See (S1)-(S19).
See notes and plan of field in file.
Flint flake.
Medieval and post medieval sherds.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 March 1995.

March-April 1995. Metal detecting also at Context 1.
Medieval harness pendant shield shaped, Arms of England (3 leopards on red enamel).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 June 1995.

October 1997. Metal detecting.
Fragments of Late Bronze Age socketed axe (S20) and knife (S21).
Drawing of knife and description by A. West (NCM) of both objects in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 June 2001.

February-March 2012. Metal-detecting.
Additional items from scattered Late Bronze Age hoard (S22) and five medieval coins.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 29 March 2012.

March-April 2012. Metal-detecting.
Fragment of medieval silver annular brooch. Second fragment subsequently found in April/May 2012 (see below).
See description in file.
E. Darch (HES), 18 April 2012.

April-May 2012. Metal-detecting.
Finds identified by HES but not recorded on the PAS database:
1 Mesolithic flint projectile point. See digital photograph (S23).
1 Late Prehistoric flint triple-platform core, 1 blade, 1 side-and-end scraper, 1 notched end scraper, 1 small scraper and 2 flakes.
2 medieval buckles, suspension unit/holder for lamp or censer and casket key.
3 medieval/post-medieval copper alloy vessel legs and additional fragment of silver annular brooch found in March/April 2012.
1 post-medieval rotary key and 1 silver sheet unidentified object.
Flints identified by J. Gibbons (HES) and other objects by S. Ashley (HES). See lists and descriptions in file.
Finds recorded on the PAS database [1]:
5 medieval coins.
1 post-medieval jetton.
Information from PAS import.
S. Ashley (HES), 28 May 2012. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 April 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POINT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • END SCRAPER (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SIDE AND END SCRAPER (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • KNIFE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CENSER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CENSER? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LAMP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1180 AD to 1247 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1248 AD to 1250 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1282 AD to 1289 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1299 AD to 1301 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1305 AD to 1310 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1351 AD to 1352 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1351 AD to 1352 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1351 AD to 1399 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1510 AD to 1521 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1551 AD to 1584 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 401.
---Photograph: JHY 23-38, Bronze Age axes.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S6>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S8>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S9>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S10>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S11>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S12>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age spearhead.. Paper. 1:1.
<S13>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age blade fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S14>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age blade fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S15>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age blade fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S16>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age blade fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S17>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age ingot.. Paper. 1:1.
<S18>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age two fragments of a spearhead.. Paper. 1:1.
<S19>Illustration: Holness, A. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age a spearhead fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S20>Illustration: Holness, A. 1997. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age a socket axehead fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S21>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1997. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age knife fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S22>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawings of fragments of Late Bronze Age axeheads, a socketed knife and a sword or rapier blade.. Film. 1:1.
<S23>Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.

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