Record Details

NHER Number:41008
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds including Roman coin hoard

Summary

Metal-detecting in 2004 recovered a hoard of over one thousand Roman silver denarii and radiate coins dating to the 3rd century AD. Excavation of the hoard site uncovered the broken pottery vessel. This is the largest Roman coin hoard found in Norfolk.
Further metal-detecting between 2005 and 2013 recovered late prehistoric struck flint; Roman and medieval pottery and coins, including further coins relating to the hoard and Roman and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include Roman furniture fittings, a key, rove, steelyard weight and a reaping hook; medieval/post-medieval copper alloy vessel fragments and a post-medieval buckle and crotal bell.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG01SW
Parish:DEREHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

28 November-1 December 2004. Metal-detecting.
3rd century Roman coin hoard in plough soil.

29-30 November 2004. Excavation.
Revealed base of pottery vessel containing undisturbed remnant of hoard, in tiny pit above Roman feature.
See description in file.
Submitted for consideration as Treasure.
Details of coin identification to follow.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 December 2004.

A. Marsden's (NLA) amended report (covering 1008 coins) added to file.
E. Darch (NLA), 11 November 2005.

December 2004-February 2005. Metal-detecting. Site extended to whole modern field.
Coin hoard total now 963 with additional finds.
Seven Roman and two medieval coins.
Roman and medieval sherds.
Roman and undated metal objects.
See list and (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 March 2005.

March 2005. Metal-detecting.
More Roman sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 April 2005.

See file for (S2), which gives a total of 964 coins.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 September 2005.

August 2005. Metal-detecting.
Two sherds of medieval/post-medieval cast copper alloy vessels.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 October 2005.

22 and 23 October 2005. Metal-detecting.
6 Roman coins.
See list in file.
44 Roman coins additional to hoard, submitted for consideration as Treasure.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 December 2005.

February 2006. Metal-detecting.
Nine Roman coins, additional to hoard, details to follow, three other Roman coins, and ?coin with perforations.
See lists in file and (S3).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 March 2006.

April-May 2006. Metal-detecting.
Roman sherds and one ?medieval sherd from centre of field and area of hoard.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 May 2006.

Treasure report (S4) in file.
E. Darch (NLA), 14 November 2006.

October-November 2006. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric worked flints.
Roman and medieval sherds.
1 Roman coin.
Roman and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 December 2006.

March 2006 and January 2007. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman coin and 34 Roman coins additional to hoard.
See report for Coroner, which includes the nine additional coins found in February 2006.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 February 2007.

September-October 2008. Metal-detecting
Roman sherds and 43 coins additional to coin hoard.
See list in file.
A Rogerson (NLA), 22 November 2008.

January 2009. Metal-detecting.
3 more coins from hoard, see list in file with forty-two coins found September-October 2008, not forty-three as previously reported. The forty-third was a non-hoard coin, a sestertius of Diva Faustina II, Rev: SAECVLI FELICIT Throne, Rome mint, c.175 AD.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 February 2009.

January-February 2010. Metal-detecting.
Three Roman coins, additional to hoard. No further details are available.
See [1].
A. Rogerson (HES), 26 March 2010.

March 2010. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint scraper, 7 more coins from hoard and separate coin hoard of 16 denarii [at TG 0089 1446] and 3 other Roman coins, Romano-British sherd.
See lists and map copy in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 April 2010.

Treasure report for two coins discovered February 2010, additional to Roman coin hoard, and reported as Treasure case 2010 T131, added to file.
E. Darch (HES), 17 February 2011.

August 2011. Metal-detecting.
One Roman and one medieval coin, plus nine coins additional to the hoard uncovered in 2004, details of the latter to follow.
See lists in file.
A. Marsden (HES), 15 August 2011.

September-October 2013. Metal-detecting. [2].
Neolithic/Bronze Age scraper.
Neolithic/Early Iron Age flakes.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 7 January 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Early Iron Age - 4000 BC to 401 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PENDANT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Early Iron Age - 4000 BC to 401 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • REAPING HOOK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROVE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 98 AD to 117 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1158 AD to 1180 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Newspaper Article: 2005. Eastern Daily Press. 21 February.
---Newspaper Article: Dereham & Fakenham Times. 2005. 24 February.
---Newspaper Article: 2005. Eastern Daily Press. 28 April.
---Serial: 2005. The Searcher. May.
---Newspaper Article: 2005. Eastern Daily Press. 28 November.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2005. Record Roman coin find revealed. 23 February.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Marsden, A. (NLA). 2005. A hoard of Roman silver denarii and radiates Report to H. M. Coroner. 26 September.
<S3>Map: Finder's Map..
<S4>Unpublished Document: Marsden, A.. 2006. Treasure Report.

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