Record Details

NHER Number:4035
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman coins and pottery

Summary

Several Roman coins and fragments of pottery have been found at this site, some of which were found by metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 83 17
Map Sheet:TF81NW
Parish:CASTLE ACRE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1947. Stray Find.
From Manuel's Field and adjacent fields on Everington's farm:
Roman pottery including storage jar, colour-coated and grey wares.
Seen by R. R. Clarke (NCM) in 1947.
This pottery included a complete jar "turned up when ploughing deep for sugar beet" in 1943 - see sketch (S1) received from Ipswich Museum.
Information from (S2) and annotations on (S1).
According to (S3) in 1972 the complete pot was in the possession of [1], who confirmed that it had been found by a horseploughman in the vicinity of [2]. He also stated that he had recovered "…RB potsherds from most of his fields over the years.." but that "…no recent finds had been made".

Also from Manuel's Field "on site from which Roman pottery has come":
5 Roman coins (4 copper alloy coins of Elymaus 1st century AD and 1 silver coin of Parthia 1st century AD). All identified by the British Museum.
Shown to R. R. Clarke (NCM) by Dr Puddy in 1947 [3].
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 July 2018.

1990. Metal detecting.
15 Roman coins individually numbered, see list in file.
26 Roman greyware sherds including 1 bead and flange bowl rim, 2 bowl rims, 1 jar rim.
One Samian sherd.
Total includes fresh sherds.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 June 1990.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (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)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1943. Sketch of a complete Roman pottery jar. Paper. Unknown.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Castle Acre [2].
<S3>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 81 NW 8.

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