Record Details

NHER Number:35422
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting in 2000 and 2001 recovered a Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flaked flint axehead, a medieval shield-shaped lead trade weight, an early post medieval hook piece from a book clasp and a post medieval lead cloth seal. Roman, medieval, and post medieval coins were also found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 23 82
Map Sheet:TM28SW
Parish:NEEDHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
REDENHALL WITH HARLESTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
STARSTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

2000. Metal detecting. [1]
Rally site. No details of organiser or of other finds made on the rally known.
Early post medieval hook piece from a book clasp, now incomplete. Rectangular, the attachment end is missing but a fragment of underplate survives. There is an incomplete ring-and-dot, and longitudinal decoration. Single copper alloy rivet. Projection to either side just before the hook.
Identified by H.M. Geake (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 July 2000.

September 2000. Norwich Detector Club rally. [2]
The rally extended into the field to the North (containing NHER 11704).
Amended/extended grid reference [3].
Medieval shield shaped (65x52mm) one pound lead trade weight, weighing 15oz (423g). Cross relief extending to full height and width of front face.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 October 2000.

September 2001. Metal detecting.
Roman, medieval and post medieval coins.
Lead cloth seal.
See lists in secondary file.
S. Ashley (NLA), 29 October 2001.

September 2001. Metal-detecting.
1 Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flaked flint axehead. See sketch (S1).
Identifed by P. Robins (NCM), see description in file.
This discovery was reported in (S2).
S. Ashley (NLA), 8 November 2001.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Robins, P. 2001. Sketch of a Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flaked flint axehead from Needham. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2003. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 356-368. p 357.

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