Record Details

NHER Number:14681
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of old fair, medieval to post medieval coins


Metal detecting in 1978 to 1979 recovered a number of coins from the medieval and post medieval, including some copper and silver coins issued in the Commonwealth. Objects were recovered from all over the surface of the field, which is said locally to be site of an 'Old Fair'.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 30 21
Map Sheet:TG32SW

Full description

Found winter 1978-1979 with metal detector in ploughsoil. [1]
Cut quarter of short-cross silver penny, possibly Henry II.
Halfpenny coin of Edward III, and copper alloy double-looped buckle of medieval type.
Also large quantities of post medieval metalwork, and copper and silver coins from Commonwealth and later.
Finds scattered all over surface of field, which is said locally to be site of 'Old Fair'.
A. Gregory (NAU), 23 March 1979.

Monument Types

  • MARKET? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records - none

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