|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Roman facemask and multi period coins|
Metal detecting here in 1981 recovered a large number of metal objects. These included a Roman bronze headplaque with silvered eyes and drilled pupils, an Iron Age coin showing Jupiter Ammon and Saxon silver coins including one from the reign of Edward the Elder. Several Roman and medieval pottery sherds were also found.
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|Parish:||THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
June 1981. Freshly ploughed old pasture - old river valley peat. Found with metal detector.
Bronze headplaque with silvered eyes and drilled pupils. Cast NCM and photograph. Since identified as as a mask depicting Pan. See article (S1).
Sestertius of Hadrian, reverse illegible.
Valentinian, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, mint illegible. AD 364-378.
Four sherds Roman greyware.
One sherd coarse colour-coated, probably Nene Valley 4th century.
Medieval green glazed handle.
AE coin showing Jupiter Ammon - probably Lysimachus, Thrace. In fact this coin shows Alexander deified with horn of Ammon. Original struck 323-281 BC but posthumous copies to 85 BC at least. Note coincidence with horns on face mask.
Found within 15m (50ft) of each other.
Amended by A. Beckham (HES), 18 May 2017.
Spring 1981. Same site.
Late Saxon silver coins including Edward the Elder.
A. Gregory (NAU), July 1981.
- FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- MASK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- PLAQUE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
- POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Slide: Various. Slide. |
|---||Photograph: CFL (head), CFP (coins). |
|<S1>||Article in Serial: Davies, J. A. 1996. Romano-British Cult Objects from Norfolk - Some Recent Finds. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 376-384. PP 380-382. |
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