Record Details

NHER Number:17268
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


An Early Saxon wrist clasp, and medieval and post medieval coins and metal finds including a buckle, tokens and seals have been found during metal detecting. One of the seals dates to the 14th century and was made from a Roman coin. The legend identifies the seal as belonging to John Cornwallis, whose descendants were the Lords of the Manor of Coxford in the 16th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 88 83
Map Sheet:TL88SE

Full description

Formerly in Kilverstone parish, now in Thetford.

1981. Found with metal detecting.
15th century token.
16th to 17th century coins and metalwork (S4) (S5).
See list in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 2 March 1981.
Further finds include medieval coins, see list.
A. Gregory (NAU) 1981.

1981. Found with metal detecting.
14th century copper alloy circular seal die with facetted handle and circular suspension loop. Incised line on top (one facet) to show orientation. Symbol; a lion. Legend: LEVL AMVR (loyal love).
Rubbing NCM.
Mentioned in (S1).
S. Margeson (NCM) 1984.

1982. Metal-detecting.
Apparently from this site:
1 medieval copper alloy seal matrix. 14th century; hunting cry SOHOV PINOR. Diameter 18mm.
Impression at NCM. Noted in (S1).
Information from file notes and NCM form.
Previously recorded seperately (in error) as NHER 23020.
P. Watkins (HES), 3 December 2015.

1989. Metal detecting within area of previously found scatter at [1].
14th century circular seal matrix with suspension loop on edge. S'IOHIS LE CORNWALEVS Bird in profile with fleur de lys in beak. Made on reverse of sestertius of Trajan 98-117 AD. Obverse of coin is reverse of seal matrix.
Now mentioned in (S2).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), D. Gurney (NAU) and J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 16 August 1989.

Overlaps part of site NHER 25762.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 May 1990.

1995. Metal detecting finds.
Early Saxon wrist clap with scalloped outer edge and 2 rivet holes, bar with transverse mouldings. Broken loop.
Medieval bronze barrel padlock fragment with engraved chevron ornament.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Polaroid (S3) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 5 October 1995.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EXM 31.
<S1>Article in Serial: Margeson, S. 1985. 14th-century Seal-Dies from Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt II pp 218-220. pp 218, 220; No ?, No 3.
<S2>Serial: 1989. The Searcher, No. 50.. October. p 5.
<S3>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S4>Illustration: [Unknown]. Unknown. Drawing of a copper alloy medieval strap-end buckle. Card. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: [Unknown]. Unknown. Rubbings of post-medieval bale seals. Paper. 1:1.

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