Record Details

NHER Number:9819
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Dredging the River Tas near to Venta Icenorum Roman town (NHER 9786) and fieldwalking and metal detecting on the adjacent field has recovered a wide range of Roman objects including a complete 3rd century cremation jar, a copper alloy head of Mercury with a winged cap and a lead curse tablet. The tablet curses someone who has stolen a long list of items from Brumasius including a pair of leggings. A Mesolithic flint flake and a Middle Saxon penny of Offa minted between AD 784 and 787 were also recovered.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:CAISTOR ST EDMUND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Dredgings between Roman town (NHER 9786) and river. Part of large scatter NHER 29994.

1965.
Roman sherds and metalwork, glass working debris, antler pick, Mesolithic flint.

1970.
Roman gem.

1977.
Roman sherds and tile.

1978.
Roman pottery, plaster and metalwork in situ in river bank.

1979.
Roman sherds found.

1980.
Roman comb and figurine found.

1981.
Samian ware from dredgings.

1982 to 1983.
Roman curse, brooch, metalwork, Middle Saxon coin.
See (S1)

1984-1985.
Roman sherds, tiles and metalwork.

Winter 1984-5. Timbers in riverbank. See Notes.

1985 to 1986.
Roman coins.

1988.
Roman coins and post medieval seal.

1990. Metal detecting.
Roman brooch.
See full details in file.
E. Rose (NAU), December 1990.

November 2000. Presumably casual find.
'Near west gate next to river'.
One 1st century Roman coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 November 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CREMATION (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIPELINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • BEAD (Undated)
  • GAMING PIECE (Undated)
  • GLASS WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • PICK (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • ADZE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CHISEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COMB (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRILL BIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • GEMSTONE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAMMER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • INSCRIBED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KILN FURNITURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MANUFACTURING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPUR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TESSERA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TESSERA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WINDOW GLASS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Caister St Edmunds [filed under dead number 9787 [2]].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CSW 7-12, CZA 1-2, CZH 33-36, FTN 11-12.
<S1>Article in serial: 1982. Britannia. Vol XIV. p. 408.

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