Record Details

NHER Number:44099
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 2005 and 2011 has recovered late prehistoric worked flints; medieval roof and floor tile plus a fragment of knapped flint wall facing; Roman, Middle Saxon and medieval to post-medieval coins; post-medieval jettons and tokens and Roman to post-medieval pottery and metal objects. The metal finds include Roman steelyard weights and a coin blank; Early Saxon brooches, dress accessories and part of a sword scabbard mount; a Middle Saxon brooch; a Late Saxon strap-end and stirrup fragment; medieval dress accessories, a lead ampulla and harness mounts and fittings and a post-medieval lead papal bulla, an apothecary's weight, inkwell, thimble and crotal bells.

Images

  • An Early Saxon cruciform brooch. The top of the brooch was found in two fragments.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • A Late Saxon stirrup mount from Beeston with Bittering.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF91NW
Parish:BEESTON WITH BITTERING, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

December 2005-January 2006. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman brooch (Dolphin type).
1 medieval coin.
1 medieval/post-medieval purse bar fragment and 1 candle stick fragment.
1 post-medieval jetton, 1 ?book clasp/mount fragment and 1 buckle plate.
1 undatable casting jet.
Coins identified by J. Davies (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 February 2006.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 10 April 2014.

January-February 2006. Metal-detecting.
1 Late Prehistoric flint borer and 4/5 flint flakes.
6 Roman coins, 12 pottery sherds (greyware), 1 lead steelyard weight (4-unciae), 2 brooches (1 Hinged Dolphin type, 1 Polden Hill type), 1 plate brooch fragment, 1 lock-bolt and 1 spoon fragment.
1 Early Saxon ?Harness ring fragment, 1 brooch fragment (?cruciform type), 1 brooch (great square headed, see S1) and 1 sword scabbard fitting.
1 ?Early Saxon early buckle frame.
1 Middle Saxon pottery sherd (almost pimply Ipswich ware) and 1 brooch fragment (Annasate).
1 Late Saxon Stirrup-strap mount (S2) and 1 strap-end (S3).
13 medieval coins (inc 1 tealby and 2 soldini), 9 pottery sherds ( 6 glazed Grimston, 3 unglazed), 1 ceramic roof tile fragment, 1 harness fitting (S4), 1 composite strap-end plate, 1 composite three-part strap-end fragment, 1 strap loop, 2 buckles, 2 buckle frame fragments, 2 composite folding-clasps, 1 thimble, 1 seal matrix, 1 lead spindle whorl 2 buckle frames, 1 buckle pin, 1 buckle plate fragment, 1 ?composite strap-end plate, 1 set of strap-connector plates, 2 rings, 1 harness mount/stud (shield shaped) and 1 lead ampulla part.
1 ?medieval strap fitting and 4 lead spindle whorls.
3 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds (2 LMT, 1 Raeren stone ware), 1 purse frame fragment, 2 double-looped buckle frames, 1 button, 1 furniture fitting/chafing dish part, 2 vessel fragments, 1 calpper bell, 1 rowel spur (6 pointed) and 3 lead weights.
4 ?medieval/post-medieval lead weights.
15 post-medieval coins, 4 tokens, 3 jettons, 1 silver coin bullion weight, 14 pottery sherds (13 GRE inc some tih copper glaze, 1 reducded with thick internal lead glaze, 1 hooked fastener, 1 belt mount, 3 buckle frames, 1 thimble, 1 button, 1 lead powder charge cap/measure, 1 buckle, 1 buckle frame fragment (tinned), 4 crotal bells, 2 three-part buttons, 3 lead weights, 1 trade weight (1/4oz), 8 buckle frames (6 double looped, 2 asymmetrical), 1 hooked tag, 3 strap fittings, 1 strap fitting/harness mount, 1 ?strap-fitting fragment, 1 swrod belt fitting fragment, 1 button, 1 book fitting, 4 furniture fittings and 2 lead cloth seals.
1 undatable lava quern fragment, 1 lead weight, 1 lump of iron smelting slag and 1 ?weight.
Pottery Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), other objects by S. Ashley (NLA) and A. Rogerson (NLA), coins by J. Davies (NCM) and flints by P. Robinson (NCM). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 March 2006.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 10 April 2014.

February 2006. Metal-detecting.
1 Early Saxon girdle hanger fragment.
1 medieval coin.
4 medieval/post-medieval lead weights.
2 post-medieval coins, 1 lead weight (1 1/2oz), 1 sword chape, 1 crotal bell and 1 lead inkwell.
Coins identified by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 March 2006.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 10 April 2014.

August-September 2006. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman coin and 2 lead pot mends.
1 post-medieval token, 1 hooked tag, 1 button, 1 lead cloth seal and 3 buckle frames.
Coins identified by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 October 2006.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 10 April 2014.

September-October 2006. Metal-detecting.
2 Early Saxon girdle-hanger fragments.
1 medieval seal matrix, 1 buckle frame fragment, 1 buckle frame and 1 lead weight.
1 medival/post-medieval open topped thimble/sewing ring.
1 post-medieval casket key.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 November 2006.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 10 April 2014.

October-November 2007. Metal-detecting.
2 Roman coins, 3 pottery sherds (greyware).
1 ?Roman coin blank, 1 pottery sherd.
1 Early Saxon wrist-claps fragment (gilt).
1 Early saxon/Middle Saxon pottery sherd.
1 medieval jetton, 6 pottery sherds (2 unglazed, 4 glazed Grimston), 1 ceramic roof tile fragment. 2 buckle frames, 1 strap-end (shield shaped) and 1 white-metal coated button.
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (LMT), 1 purse bar terminal (LMMC Type B). 2 cooking vessel sherds and 1 lead weight.
3 post-medieval coins, 1 buckle frame and 1 harness mount.
Objects Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 December 2007.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 10 April 2014.

July-August 2008. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman pottery sherd (micaceous greyware).
1 Early Saxon buckle frame.
1 Early/Middle Saxon pottery sherd.
1 Middle Saxon pottery sherd (pimply Ipswich).
1 ?Late Saxon (?Thetford-type).
1 medieval coin, 7 pottery sherds (5 unglazed, 2 glazed Grimston), 1 composite strap-end and 1 lead pot mend.
3 post-medieval pottery sherds (2 GRE, 1 Westerwald stoneware), 1 lead apothecarys weight, 1 casket key, 1 thimble and 1 ferrule.
1 Undatable sandstone spindle-whorl and 1 molten casting waste fragment.
Pottery Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), other objects by S. Ashley (NLA) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 September 2008.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 10 April 2014.

August-September 2008. Metal-detecting.
1 Early Saxon brooch (cruciform).
1 Middle Saxon coin.
2 post-medieval coins.
Coins identified by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 October 2008.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 10 April 2014.

January/February 2009. Metal-detecting.
Two Roman, two medieval and two post-medieval coins, Early Saxon wrist clasp, Late Saxon stirrup, medieval seal matrix, pot mend, buckle, medieval/post-medieval vessel rim, ring, rumbler bell, post-medieval hooked tag, belt mount, button, hinge, cloth seal, Middle Saxon and medieval sherds, post-medieval token and jetton, medieval tiles and knapped flint wall facing.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 March 2009.

Before 16 July 2009. Metal-detecting.
One post-medieval jetton.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 September 2009.

February-March 2010. Metal-detecting.
Two medieval and two post-medieval coins, post-medieval jetton, medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 April 2010.

May-June 2010. Metal-detecting.
Three medieval, one medieval/post-medieval and four post-medieval coins, post-medieval token, Late Saxon, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 July 2010.

November 2011. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the north.
Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; post-medieval jettons and tokens; Early Saxon sleeve clasp; medieval finds including a papal bulla and seal matrix and post-medieval finds.
See list in file.
E. Darch (HES), 30 May 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • INHUMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 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

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • BORER (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 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)
  • COIN BLANK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • LOCK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLESTICK (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CHAFING DISH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COLANDER (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RIVET (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SKIMMER (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1244 AD to 1247 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1280 AD to 1281 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1307 AD to 1309 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1351 AD to 1399 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1363 AD to 1369 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1530 AD to 1544 AD)
  • APOTHECARY WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BADGE (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)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FERRULE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • INKWELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (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)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1586 AD to 1635 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1604 AD to 1619 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1614 AD to 1625 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1672 AD to 1679 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2006. Drawing of an Early Saxon brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2006. Drawing of a Late Saxon stirrup strap mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2006. Drawing of a Late Saxon strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2006. Drawing of a Medieval harness fitting. Film. 2:1.

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