Record Details

NHER Number:40288
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age to post-medieval finds, including a Middle Saxon coin hoard

Summary

Metal-detecting between 2003 and 2011 recovered a Late Saxon pottery sherd; Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, medieval and post-medieval coins, including a dispersed Middle Saxon hoard of 20 sceattas; medieval tokens and jettons and Iron Age to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an Iron Age brooch; an Iron Age/Roman pin; Roman brooches and a copper alloy nail; a Middle Saxon hooked tag; Middle to Late Saxon strap-ends; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval thimble and scabbard chape; a medieval/post-medieval harbick and a 17th century gold pendant, decorated with enamel and a garnet.

Images

  • Part of a Middle Saxon coin hoard 10 from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Part of a Middle Saxon coin hoard 11  from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Part of a Middle Saxon coin hoard 12 from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Iron Age/Roman pin from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon coin hoard 1 from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon coin hoard 2 from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon coin hoard 3 from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon coin hoard 4 from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon coin hoard 5 from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon coin hoard 6 from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon coin hoard 7 from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon coin hoard 8 from NHER 40288  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF60NE
Parish:FINCHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Before 6 November 2003. Metal detecting.
1 medieval jetton.
1 post medieval coin.
Post medieval gold and enamel pendant, set with a garnet.
See lists in file.
See also scanned photograph and description of gold pendant by S. Ashley (NLA) and [1] in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 February 2004.

Post medieval gold and garnet pendant declared Treasure at King's Lynn, 26 May 2004.
Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum.
A. Rogerson (NLA).

January 2007. Metal-detecting.
2 Romano-British coins, 1 Early Saxon silver coin, 2 medieval coins.
See description in file.
A. Marsden & E. Darch (NLA) 30 April 2007.

Before May 2011. Metal-detecting.
Iron Age coins, Roman brooches, a Middle Saxon coin (S1), a Late Saxon strap-end, medieval and post-medieval objects. See description in file.
E. Darch (HES), 23 November 2011.

October 2011. Metal-detecting.
Middle Saxon coin hoard of 12 sceattas. Declared Treasure on 28 April 2014 (Ref: 2012 T401).
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 2 June 2014.

Before 24 November 2011. Metal-detecting. [2].
1 Iron Age coin and a brooch.
Iron Age/Roman copper alloy pin (S2).
1 Roman coin, brooches and a copper alloy nail.
Middle Saxon hooked tag.
Middle/Late Saxon strap-ends.
1 Late Saxon pottery sherd.
4 medieval coins, 2 jettons, 1 token, a thimble, bar mount and a scabbard chape.
Medieval/post-medieval harbick.
See descriptions in file and PAS records for coin descriptions.
A. Beckham (HES), 2 June 2014.

January-November 2012. Metal-detecting.
One Iron Age, one Roman and four medieval coins; one medieval token; two medieval jettons.
A. Marsden (HES), 16 October 2012.

September-October 2014. Metal-detecting. [3].
Middle Saxon coin hoard of 8 silver sceattas, additional to the dispersed hoard of 12 found in 2011 and 2012.
3 medieval coins, 1 jetton and a pendant mount.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 December 2014.

5 October 2015.
The hoard of Middle Saxon coins reported as treasure case 2015 T240 was declared treasure at inquest.
E. Darch (HES), 4 February 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 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

  • PIN (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 50 BC? to 30 BC)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 30 BC? to 10 BC)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 20 BC to 5 BC)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age to Roman - 0 AD? to 43 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 296 AD to 297 AD)
  • COIN (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 695 AD? to 710 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Middle Saxon - 710 AD to 750 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Middle Saxon - 730 AD to 750 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARBICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARBICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1247 AD to 1279 AD)
  • TOKEN (13th Century to 16th Century - 1280 AD to 1530 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1310 AD to 1314 AD)
  • JETTON (14th Century - 1310 AD to 1314 AD)
  • JETTON (14th Century - 1310 AD to 1314 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (14th Century to 15th Century - 1350 AD to 1450 AD)
  • COIN (15th Century - 1413 AD to 1422 AD)
  • COIN (15th Century - 1413 AD to 1422 AD)
  • JETTON (15th Century - 1415 AD to 1497 AD)
  • COIN (15th Century - 1422 AD to 1427 AD)
  • COIN (15th Century - 1427 AD to 1435 AD)
  • COIN (15th Century - 1471 AD to 1483 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PENDANT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2015. Rare coins will help fill gap in region’s history. 31 March.
<S1>Archive: Middle Saxon sceatta NCM Accession No..
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of a Iron Age/Roman copper alloy pin.. Film. 2:1.

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