Record Details

NHER Number:35976
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman settlement

Summary

An interesting collection of Roman finds has been made at this site by metal detecting. A complete copper alloy bowl dating to the 1st or 2nd century AD was found near Roman pottery and undated metal working waste and animal bones. Metal detecting in the same general area also discovered one Iron Age copper coin, thirty-eight copper alloy Roman coins dating from the 1st to the 4th century AD and several Roman brooches. This might be an area of Roman settlement. A Late Saxon angled stirrup mount, several medieval lead pot mends and some post medieval coins have also been recovered.

Images

  • A Roman copper alloy bowl found in Denton  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM28NE
Parish:DENTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Before 31 July 2000. Metal detecting.
Almost complete Roman copper alloy bowl. See (S1).
Roman sherds and tile.
Medieval, post medieval and undatable metal finds.
Animal bones and evidence of burning.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 February 2001.

July/August 2000. Metal detecting. [1]
Iron Age Gallic bronze coin.
Thirty-eight Roman coins.
Four post medieval coins.
Roman, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 December 2001.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • RING (Unknown date)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustration.

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