Record Details

NHER Number:34935
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting recovered a wide variety of finds dating from the Bronze Age to the post medieval period. These include a Middle Bronze Age spearhead, a piece of Late Bronze Age ring money, two Roman brooches, an Early Saxon cruciform brooch, an Early or Middle Saxon buckle frame, a 9th century strap end, a Late Saxon finger ring and part of an unusual medieval buckle. Roman coins, medieval coins and tokens were also found. The ring money had a copper alloy core but was covered with gold foil.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TL99SE
Parish:HOCKHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Before May 1998. Metal detecting.
Early Saxon cruciform brooch.
Middle Saxon and Late Saxon metal finds.
Late Saxon sherd.
Two medieval coins (including a Stephen), medieval Boy Bishop token, medieval token.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 June 1999.

Before April 1998. Metal detecting.
Middle Bronze Age spearhead.
Roman coin.
Roman and medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 April 2000.

1997. Metal detecting.
Late Bronze Age banded penannular ring, copper alloy covered with gold foil. Declared treasure September 1998.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 October 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Post Medieval - 2350 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • RING MONEY (CURRENCY) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (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)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SWORD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BALANCE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TAP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Ancient gold find. 9 September.
---Photograph: British Museum. Hockham Bronze Age Ring Money.
---Unpublished Document: Needham, S.. 1998. Report to Coronor Potential treasure Late Bronze Age banded penannular ring from Little Hockham, Norfolk. 28 May.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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