Record Details

NHER Number:31949
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Roman coin hoard and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting has revealed a 1st century AD coin hoard and multi-period finds. The hoard included over three hundred Iceni coins and over forty Roman coins. Other finds included a prehistoric flint flake, a Bronze Age spearhead, a Bronze Age axehead, Roman metalwork, Early and Middle Saxon strap fittings, part of a Late Saxon stirrup and medieval and post medieval coins.

Images - none

Location

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

Full description

August 1996. Metal detecting rally.
Iron Age silver coin hoard found at Context 2.
Details to follow.
Flint flake.
Bronze Age spearhead (S1) and axe.
Roman coin and metalwork.
Saxon strap ends, (S3).
Medieval and post medieval coins.
Lead item/waste.
See details and list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 27 August 1996.

August 1996. Metal detecting rally.
Medieval coin.
Early Saxon strap end.
Iron Age coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 October 1996.

August 1996. Metal detecting.
Medieval padlock.
Details in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 10 September 1996.

1996. Metal detecting.
Medieval coin.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM)
H. Geake (NCM), 13 November 1996.

24 to 26 August 1996. Metal detecting rally.
Middle Bronze Age socketed spearhead. Spearhead already noted by D. Gurney (NLA). Drawing (S1) and photocopy of envelope (S2) in file.
Roman coin.
Post medieval coin and 1/4d token.
See list in file.
Identified by J. A. Davies (NCM), 29 May 1997.
W. Milligan (NCM), 30 May 1997.

July 1997. Metal detecting. At context 2.
Additional batch of Boudicca Revolt Hoard: three hundred and twenty-eight Iron Age and forty-one Roman coins.
Declared Treasure 29 October 1997.
See sources (S3 to S9) for further details.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 April 2003.

December 1999 to January 2000. Metal detecting.
All copper alloy unless stated:
Late Saxon stirrup terminal, now very worn. The reverse is not the usual U-shape, but three sides of a sharply nagled rectangle. Much of one side of this rectangle is missing, as is the closed end of the stirrup terminal. The worn decoration is in the form of an animal head, wtih a large domed cranium at the closed end, two knobby eyes, and an upturned snout at the upper open end. Corroded to a deep purplish brown colour. Fairly small - 26mm long and 8mm wide. 11th century.
Identified by H. M. Geake (NCM).
(S10) and (S11).
K. Hinds (NLA), 7 April 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FIGURINE (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SEAL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished document: Davies, J.. 1996. Letter to Coroner.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1996. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age small socketed copper alloy spearhead.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: Photocopy of artefact or artefacts.
<S3>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1996. Drawing of an Early Saxon strap-end.. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Unpublished document: Davies, J.A.. 1996. Iron Age and Roman coins discovered at Forncett, Norfolk, 1996.
<S5>Article in serial: 1998. Numismatic Chronicle.
<S6>Article in serial: 1999. Numismatic Chronicle.
<S7>Article in serial: O.Y.. 1998. The Quiet Hoard.. The Searcher. March 1998.
<S8>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Eastern Daily Press. 3 April.
<S9>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Eastern Daily Press. 30 October 1997.
<S10>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S11>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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