Record Details

NHER Number:15787
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds scatter

Summary

Metal detecting at this site has recovered two Roman coins, an Early Saxon brooch and medieval buckle. These finds are part of a larger Roman to Late Saxon settlement and Early Saxon cemetery complex.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 71 23
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:CONGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1979. [1] Depth of 50cm (2 foot).
Medieval copper alloy locking buckle. See (S1).
S. Margeson (NCM), 12 February 1980.

1983. Metal detecting.
Strap end buckle, copper alloy with traces of gilding, length 5cm. See (S2) and (S3).
E. James (KLM), 9 April 1984.

Spring 1984. Metal detecting.
Part of 6th century cruciform brooch foot; copper alloy, with catchplate behind. Length 5cm.
Identified NCM. See (S4).
E. James (KLM), 7 June 1984.

May 1985. Metal detecting.
Tiny copper alloy coin, smaller than AE4 of House of Constantine. Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Trier mint.
Copper alloy half centenionalis of Constantius II.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, phoenix STG on globe, See (S5).
E. James (KLM), 26 June 1985.

This site falls within metal detecting scatter NHER 25765.
E. Rose (NAU), 31 May 1990.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: 1940. LMMC. Pl LXXVII Nos 11-12.
<S2>Publication: 1940. LMMC. Pl LXXVII No 15.
<S3>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S4>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S5>Monograph: Seaby. Roman Coin Catalogue.. 1667. 3908.

Related records

25765Part of: Late Iron Age activity, Early Saxon cemetery and Roman to early medieval settlement, plus multi-period finds (Monument)
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