Record Details

NHER Number:37279
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 2001 and 2015 recovered prehistoric worked flint, including a Mesolithic flint core, late prehistoric flint flakes, an Early Neolithic leaf shaped arrowhead and a Late Neolithic arrowhead; Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; a post-medieval jetton and token and Late Bronze Age, Roman and Middle/Late Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include part of a Late Bronze Age axehead; Roman brooches, a cosmetic mortar, finger ring, figurine, key and enamelled patera handle; Middle/Late Saxon openwork disc brooch and stylus; Late Saxon strap-ends, a harness strap link and a stirrup strap mount; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; medieval harness fittings, a brooch, signet ring, key, seal matrix, trivet fragment and tripod ewer leg; a medieval/post-medieval spur, knife fragment and part of a purse and a post-medieval bell, book fitting, casting waste, powder measure, thimble and a toy.

Images

  • Early Neolithic leaf arrowhead from NHER 37279  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Neolithic arrowhead from NHER 37279  © Norfolk County Council
  • Romano-British brooch from NHER 37279  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Saxon harness fitting from NHER 37279  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Saxon harness fitting from NHER 37279  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG12SW
Parish:LITTLE WITCHINGHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

15 August 2001. Metal detecting. Discovery Tours Field 12.
Thirty nine Roman coins.
Four medieval coins.
Five post medieval coins.
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See lists and (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 June 2002.

August 2002. Metal detecting. Field 2, western part.
One Iron Age, six Roman, three medieval and two post medieval coins.
Late Bronze Age, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 July 2003.

November 2004. Metal detecting.
One medieval coin.
Late Saxon strap end of oddly truncated form.
See list in file with grid references.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 December 2004.

27 August 2004. Metal detecting. Discovery Tours Field 8.
Forty eight Roman, two medieval and two post medieval coins.
Roman, Late Saxon (including five more strap ends), medieval and post medieval objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 February 2006.

Summer 2005. Metal detecting, finders' field 1.
14 Roman, 6 medieval and 2 post medieval coins.
Roman, medieval and post medieval metal objects, including a possible Middle or Late Saxon stylus.
See lists in file and CD.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 September 2006.

Summer 2007. Metal detecting. Discovery Tours field 1.
25 Roman, 2 medieval and 1 post medieval coin, a possible Roman mount, Late Saxon stirrup strap mount, medieval buckle, seal matrix, belt mount, strap end, strap loop, harness fitting, harness pendant, trivet, medieval/post medieval button, purse frame, knife terminal, chape, spur, post medieval thimble, book clasp and powder measure.
See descriptions and photographs on CD (S2)
Identified by I. Riddler.
H. White, (NLA), 25 February 2010

January-February 2011. Metal-detecting.
Roman brooch and medieval coin.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 22 February 2011.

2012. Metal-detecting. [1].
Mesolithic flint core.
Late prehistoric flint flakes.
Early Neolithic leaf shaped arrowhead.
Late Neolithic arrowhead.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 10 February 2014.

Before June 2012. Metal-detecting. [2].
1 Roman coin.
9th century disc brooch.
See list in file and PAS record for coin.
S. Ashley (HES), 18 July 2012.

October-November 2015. Metal-detecting. [3].
2 Roman coins and a brooch.
Late Saxon harness strap link (S3).
1 medieval coin and a copper alloy tripod ewer leg.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 1 January 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 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

  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Early Iron Age - 4000 BC to 401 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC MORTAR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 50 AD to 80 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 79 AD to 80 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 269 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STYLUS (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1100 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (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)
  • TRIVET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WIRE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (12th Century - 1185 AD to 1189 AD)
  • EWER (13th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CASTING WASTE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PENDANT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POWDER MEASURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SKILLET (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: Riddler, I.. 2005. Digital photographs of Discovery Tours finds, Summer 2005. CD.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
<S2>*Digital Archive: Discovery Tours. 2007. Discovery Tours 2007 CD. CD.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons J.. 2016. Drawing of a Late Saxon harness fitting. Film. 2:1.

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