Record Details

NHER Number:31497
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds scatter

Summary

Roman brooches, coins and pottery, part of an Early Saxon brooch and other Saxon metalwork, and medieval coins, buckles and a heraldic harness pendant, and other medieval and post medieval metalwork and pottery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 99 04
Map Sheet:TF90SE
Parish:CRANWORTH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January/June 1995. Metal detecting finds.
16 Roman coins.
1 medieval coin.
See lists in file.
Identifed J. Davies (NCM).
2 Roman brooches: upper bow of 3rd/4th century crossbow; crescent type Aesica 1st century.
Medieval objects: strap end with knob terminal; sheet casket key, lozengiform bow with circular bow, simple rectangular ward and solid shaft; lead ?cross fragment; lozengiform harness pendant with traces of gilding and red enamel and motif of ?mythological animal; 13th century buckle plate, gilded, decorated with relief leaf scrolls, 2 rivet holes; base of ampulla, crowned 'W' and shell on reverse (Walsingham); silver gold finger ring hoop decorated with engraved running lozenges containing tiny flowers with other flowers outside lozenges.
Late Saxon mount. Rectangular, rivet in each corner, worn low relief cruciform decoration with triple incurved lines forming each arm around a central roundel. A square boss on each side of central motif. Reminiscent of Borre-style.
Pottery: 1 Roman grey, 2 Glazed Grimston, 1 Raeren stoneware, 1 Late medieval/early post medieval base, 5 medieval unglazed.
Identified W. Milligan (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 26 August 1995.

Summer 1995.
Medieval harness pendant, enamelled, heraldic.
See copy of drawing and blazon in file by S. Ashley (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 September 1995.

September/October 1995. Metal detecting find.
Probably 16th century handle of candle snuffer.
Circular bow transverse mouldings, broken flattened end, and rivet hole.
Identified S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 11 November 1995.

October/November 2001. Metal detecting.
Medieval jetton.
Post medieval spur fragment.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 December 2001.

February-March 2003. Metal-detecting.
1 Early Saxon brooch fragment (Cruciform type).
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 April 2003.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 3 March 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CRUCIFIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CANDLE HOLDER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: 2003. LFW 23, Early Saxon cruciform brooch fragment..

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