Record Details

NHER Number:31418
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1994 and 2016 recovered Roman, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins, including a large number of Roman coins and a small medieval hoard; medieval to post-medieval jettons and tokens and undated, Bronze Age, Roman, Early Saxon and Late Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include undated metal working debris and rings; a Middle Bronze Age rapier blade; a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead; Roman brooches, a finger ring, furniture fitting, mirror fragment, pin, spoon, cosmetic and toilet implements, a weight and a bracelet reused as a finger ring; Early Saxon brooches; a Late Saxon buckle; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories and weights; medieval brooches, padlocks, an ampulla, seal matrix, scale-tang knife end-cap and chafing dish handle; a medieval/post-medieval vessel fragment and thimble and a post-medieval pin and part of a dagger.
The number of Roman finds recovered indicates the site of a Roman settlement in the area.

Images

  • Bronze Age rapier from NHER 31418  © Norfolk County Council
  • Bronze Age rapier from NHER 31418  © Norfolk County Council
  • Part of a post-medieval coin hoard from NHER 31418  © Norfolk County Council
  • Part of a post-medieval coin hoard from NHER 31418  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval annular brooch from NHER 31418  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval seal matrix from NHER 31418  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval seal matrix cast from NHER 31418  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Saxon buckle from NHER 31418  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM19SE
Parish:FORNCETT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1994. Metal detecting. Context 1. [1].
Rear hook brooch, 40 to 60/65 AD.
Identified by D. Mackreth, June 1995.
Polaroid (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 16 January 1995.

1995. Metal detecting. [2].
Legionary denarius.
Nine medieval coins.
Six post medieval coins.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 22 May 1995.
Roman toilet article (nail cleaner).
Two medieval discs.
Two medieval/post medieval lead weights.
Early post medieval chafing dish handle.
Polaroids (S1) and list in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), June 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM), 8 February 1995.

1995. Metal detecting. [2].
Henry II penny.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 28 March 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 13 March 1995.

August 1996. Context 2. Metal detecting rally.
Iron Age coin.
Roman brooch.
Medieval and post medieval coins, oysters.
See list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 27 August 1996.

May 1997. Metal detecting. [3].
Twenty-seven Roman coins, lead weight, bracelet reused as finger ring, hairpin, crossbow brooch terminal, belt fitting.
Medieval buckle.
Post medieval jetton and handle.
See coin forms and list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 1997.

1997 or earlier. Metal detecting. [4].
Eleven Roman coins.
Centre loop cosmetic mortar, (S3).
Four brooches and ?military belt/apron mount.
See list and form in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 7 November 1997.

December 1997 and 1998. Metal detecting. [5].
Roman and medieval/early post medieval coins
Late Bronze Age socketed axe fragment
Roman and Early Saxon brooches.
Medieval and post medieval finds.
See lists in file.
K. Sussams (NCM), 13 May 1999.

December 1998 to January 1999. Metal detecting. [6] by member of the public [7].
Twenty-six Roman coins.
Roman sherds.
Roman metal finds.
Early Saxon cruciform brooch knob, (S4).
Post medieval sherd.
Undatable metal finds.
See lists in file.

January to February 1999 and October to November 1999. Metal detecting. [6] by member of the public [8].
Five and four Roman coins.
Two Roman brooches.
Post medieval metal finds.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 March 2000.

October to November 2000. Metal detecting. [9].
Fourteen Roman and one medieval coin.
Roman and medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 December 2000.

January 2001. Metal detecting.
Fourteen Roman coins.
Roman sherds and metal finds.
Medieval coin.
Post medieval lead pin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 February 2001.

August-September 2005. Metal detecting.
Six Roman and two post medieval coins.
One post medieval jetton and one post medieval token.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 November 2005.

August-September 2005. Metal detecting.
Three Roman coins.
Roman and medieval sherds.
Medieval coin.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 October 2005.

December 2005.
The Roman finds suggest that this may be the site of a Roman settlement.
D. Robertson & A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 December 2005.

August-September. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin, Romano-British and medieval/post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 20 October 2010.

August 2011. Metal-detecting.
Probable hoard of two medieval coins, one other medieval coin and one post-medieval coin, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 21 September 2011.

August-September 2011. Metal-detecting.
Post-medieval coin and jetton, medieval, post-medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 19 October 2011.

March 2012.
Treasure report on the hoard of two medieval groats found August 2011 and reported as treasure case 2011 T617, added to file.
E. Darch (HES), 27 March 2012

5 July 2012.
The hoard of groats found in August 2011 and reported as Treasure Case 2011 T617, were declared Treasure at inquest on 5 July 2012.
E. Darch (HES), 13 July 2012.

September-October 2012. Metal-detecting. [10].
Middle Bronze Age copper alloy rapier blade, (S5).
2 Roman coins.
1 medieval coin, a brooch and buckles.
1 post-medieval coin, buckle and a lead weight
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 December 2012.

July-September 2013. Metal-detecting. [11].
Medieval seal matrix and buckle frame.
Medieval/post-medieval buckle.
1 post-medieval jetton.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 11 November 2013.

November 2014-February 2015. Metal-detecting. [12].
3 Roman coins.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 7 April 2014.

February-March 2015. Metal-detecting. [13].
Roman brooch.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 5 May 2015.

November 2015-February 2016. Metal-detecting. [14].
Late Saxon buckle.
Medieval buckle.
Medieval/post-medieval buckle and thimble.
1 post-medieval coin, 1 token and 2 jettons.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 April 2016.

April-June 2016. Metal-detecting. [15].
Medieval strap-end and scale-tang knife end-cap.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 August 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • (Undated)
  • FINGER RING (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • RING (Unknown date)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RAPIER (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (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)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MIRROR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 75 AD to 175 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 122 AD to 138 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 138 AD to 141 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 286 AD to 293 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 341 AD to 348 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 350 AD to 351 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1100 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARREL PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DISC (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1205 AD to 1230 AD)
  • STRAP END (13th Century to 15th Century - 1270 AD to 1450 AD)
  • BUCKLE (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • KNIFE (13th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 15th Century - 1350 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 16th Century - 1375 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 15th Century - 1400 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 16th Century - 1400 AD to 1600 AD)
  • JETTON (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1580 AD)
  • WEIGHT (15th Century to 18th Century - 1500 AD to 1800 AD)
  • THIMBLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1520 AD to 1620 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DAGGER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STUD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century - 1550 AD to 1584 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1560 AD to 1561 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1604 AD to 1605 AD)
  • JETTON (17th Century - 1608 AD to 1612 AD)
  • JETTON (17th Century - 1612 AD to 1651 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1614 AD to 1636 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1636 AD to 1643 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century - 1653 AD to 1653 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1660 AD to 1720 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---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>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. Treasure found by Norfolk detectorists. 6 July.
<S3>Illustration: White, S.. 1997. Drawing of a Roman cosmetic mortar.. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1998. Drawing of An Early Saxon lead knob from a cruciform brooch.. Paper. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age copper alloy rapier blade.. Film. 1:1.

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