Record Details

NHER Number:19538
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman or Saxon glass find


A perforated dark blue glass bead with white spiral stripes was found on the surface in 1983. It is thought to be Roman, Early Saxon or Viking in date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6605 1183
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

June 1983. Northeast of castle. Surface find.
Glass bead, very thick, dark blue glass with white spiral stripes. Overall diameter 3cm, diameter of central perforation 0.7cm, 1.3cm thick, piece broken off one side. Compare Early Saxon beads on display in NCM (1983).
Identified by E. M. James (KLM), 7 June 1983.
Compare however with bead possibly Roman from Hockwold site NHER 5351 (both on slide).
A. Rogerson (NAU) suggests Viking (Information from NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BEAD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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

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