Record Details

NHER Number:35659
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 2000 and metal-detecting in 2002 recovered a Palaeolithic flint handaxe; Early Neolithic, Neolithic, Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age and undatable prehistoric worked flints; Iron Age, Roman, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; undatable iron slag; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; a medieval jetton; post-medieval tokens and Roman to post-medieval and undatable metal objects. The metal finds include a Roman copper alloy bracelet and brooch; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval horse-harness pendant and lead figurine of Christ; medieval/post-medieval knife terminals, purse bars and casket mount and post-medieval coin weights, signet ring and furniture fitting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 15 34
Map Sheet:TG13SE
Parish:MATLASK, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Early 2000. Fieldwalking.
Found in two areas during field walking in large field, now divided by hedge.
Undatable Prehistoric, Neolithic, Early Bronze Age worked flints.
Iron Age, Roman, medieval, post medieval sherds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 September 2000.

August 2002. Metal-detecting.
Discovery Tours metal-detecting (Field 4):
1 Lower Palaeolithic pointed ovate flint handaxe. See drawing (S1).
2 Roman coins, 1 copper alloy bracelet and 1 brooch.
5 medieval coins, 1 jetton, 1 horse-harness pendant, 2 buckles, 1 bar (possibly from barrel padlock), 3 belt mounts, 1 brooch, 2 strap ends and 1 lead alloy cast figurine (almost certainly Christ).
1 ?medieval copper alloy ring.
2 medieval/post-medieval belt mounts, 3 copper alloy knife terminals, 2 purse bars and 1 casket mount.
14 post medieval coins, 4 post medieval tokens, 1 copper alloy signet ring, 3 buckles, 1 button, 2 coin weights, 1 mount and 1 furniture escutcheon or catch.
1 undatable mount, 1 strip, 1 bar and 1 unidentified object.
Handaxe identified by P. Robins (NCM), coins by C. Bailey and other objects by Ian Riddler. See list and descriptions in file.
These discoveries were reported in (S2) and the handaxe is also noted on (S3).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 July 2003. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 June 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 150001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SLAG (Unknown date)
  • CORE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • 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)
  • BARREL PADLOCK? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CASKET (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Robins, P. 2002. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Matlask. 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.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Matlaske.

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