Record Details

NHER Number:17010
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age and Roman finds


Three Iron Age brooches, eight Roman brooches and a pair of Roman tweezers were sold in London. They are thought to come from Norfolk, perhaps Brettenham. The exact nature and location of the discovery of these objects are unclear.

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Full description

Pre 1979. Details unknown.
(S1) lists as 'found in Norfolk' Roman bronze tweezers.
Two Iron Age fibulae (one a Nauheim derivative - A. Gregory).
Eight Roman brooches including Aucissa and Langton Down types.
For full details see (S1) and (S2) in file.
Information from Museum of London.

A. Gregory (NAU) has been unable to find which site these came from, but suspects Brettenham (NHER 5653) is a strong possibility.
E. Rose (NAU), 2 February 1981.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: 1979. Stanley Gibbons Currency Ltd List 36. October.
<S2>Correspondence: Hawkes, C. and Lawson, A.J.. 1980. Letters re Norfolk brooches.

Related records

5653Related to: Roman town and Early Saxon cemetery, Brettenham and Bridgham (Monument)

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