Record Details

NHER Number:44766
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds and possible Roman and Saxon settlements.

Summary

Metal detecting in 2006 and 2007 recovered Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval finds, including an Iron Age harness fitting, a Roman figurine in the shape of a bird and Middle Saxon tweezers. The number and type of artefacts recovered appear to suggest that this was a settlement site in the Roman period and possibly the middle Saxon period.

Images

  • A Roman bird figurine from Briningham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG03SW
Parish:BRININGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Before 16 March 2006. Metal detecting.
Roman, Middle Saxon and Late Saxon sherds.
Seventy six Roman, three Middle Saxon, one Late Saxon, thirteen medieval and three post medieval coins.
Iron Age (S1), Roman (S2), Middle Saxon, and Late Saxon metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 April 2006.

Before 3 May 2006. Metal detecting.
Roman, Middle Saxon and medieval sherds.
Three Roman and one medieval coins.
Roman hair pin and Middle Saxon tweezers.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 July 2006.

August - September 2006. Metal detecting.
Twenty-six Roman coins.
Roman, Early Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 October 2006.

Before 9 February 2007. Metal detecting.
Unidentified copper alloy Iron Age or Romano-British object.
6 Roman coins.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 April 2007.

Before 8 November 2007.
6 Roman, and one medieval coin, Iron Age (S3), Romano-British, Middle Saxon and medieval metal objects.
See lists in file
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 January 2008.

2006-2007. Metal detecting.
Elaborate post medieval knife
See list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 25 March 2009

November 2013.
The number and type of artefacts recovered appear to suggest that this was a settlement site in the Roman period and possibly the middle Saxon period.
K. Powell (HES), 6 November 2013

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (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 (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • LINCH PIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Bronze Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP END (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2006. Drawing of an Iron Age harness fitting fragment.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2006. Drawing of a Roman bird figurine.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2008. Drawing of an Iron Age discoidal knob from the lower part of a linch pin terminal.. Film. 2:1.

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