Record Details

NHER Number:33083
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic tranchet axehead, Roman coin and Early Saxon belt mount

Summary

Metal-detecting in 1996 recovered a Roman coin and an Early Saxon belt mount. A Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint tranchet axehead was found here in 2001.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 18 01
Map Sheet:TG10SE
Parish:EAST CARLETON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1996. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman illegible copper alloy coin, uncertain date.
1 Early Saxon gilt copper alloy square belt mount. 5th century or early 6th century, decorated with a saltire of four chip carved leaf shapes, each surrounded by tiny punch marks. In the centre are five punched circles, a further punched circle is between each leaf. The whole is surrounded by a border of crescentric punches (perhaps produced by tilting the circular punch). Two integral attachment shanks on reverse. See notes in file and polaroid (S1).
Coin identified by J. Davies (NCM) and belt mount by H. Geake (A&E).
Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM) 19 December 1996. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 March 2014.

Pre June 2001. Stray Find.
Gressenhall enquiry No. E10308.
1 Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint tranchet axehead. See drawing (S2).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see description in file.
This discovery was reported in (S3).
K. Hinds (NLA), 26 June 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 March 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 7000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 7000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Illustration: Robins, P. 2001. Drawing of a Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint tranchet axehead from East Carleton. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2002. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 149-162. p 150.

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