Record Details

NHER Number:21706
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age gold stater coin


In 1985 an Iron Age Gallo-Belgic E gold stater was recovered from a garden in this area. Thorough metal detecting indicated that no other objects, apart from some post medieval iron nails, were present. It is thought that the coin may have arrived with some imported soil.

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Map Sheet:TF51SE

Full description

September 1985. Found in flower bed of garden of finders house. [1]. Found about 30cm down while digging out grape-hyacinth bulbs.
Gallo-Belgic E gold stater. Photo (S1).

Site visited by Liz James (report in file).
Her description suggests that the coin was found in made up ground, very probably in imported soil, possibly in a decayed clod of turf.
A. Gregory (NAU), 18 September 1985.

22 September 1985. Garden thoroughly metal detected for NAU.
Only finds iron nails.
A. Gregory (NAU), 30 September 1985.

Coin adjudged NOT Treasure Trove at King's Lynn inquest 30 January 1986 and returned to finder.
E. Rose (NAU), 3 February 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • NAIL (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.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Gold coin belongs to finder - inquest. 31 January.
<S1>Photograph: CUQ 7-19.

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