Record Details

NHER Number:24431
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age to post-medieval finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1988 to 2014 recovered Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; a fragment of Roman quern stone; Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins and Iron Age to Middle Saxon and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an unusual Iron Age moustache-shaped object of unknown function; a Roman brooch, bracelet fragment, figurine, pin, steelyard weight and a surgical instrument; an Early Saxon toilet article; Middle Saxon personal ornament and pin; medieval buckles and a post-medieval Jew's harp, button and furniture fitting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF73SW
Parish:SHERNBORNE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1988. Metal detecting on arable land.
Bronze knob, Roman (identified by A. Gregory, NAU) and possible Roman pin with round head. Denarius of Septimius Severus; (S1) 1667. Reverse: PART MAX PM TR P VIIII; trophy with two seated captives at base.
E.M. James (KLM), 21 April 1988.

1990 to 1991. Metal detecting. Area of Roman finds. Some are from Site NHER 28124.
Roman grey wares and Samian, twelve coins (see list in file)
Thetford-type bowl rim
T-shaped brooch, pin missing, plain bow. Late 1st/early 2nd century.
Dolphin brooch, spring and pin missing. Mid 1st century.
Headstud brooch. 1st to 2nd century.
Lump of Hertfordshire puddingstone quern
A. Rogerson (NAU), 5 April 1991

October 1992. East side main scatter. Fieldwalking finds.
Scatter of six post medieval sherds (stoneware).
Four medieval green glazed sherds.
One Middle Saxon Ipswich ware.
Two ?Thetford/Grimston type ware.
Roman Samian, greyware and coarse wares (thirty sherds).
L. Brewster (KLM), 29 October 1992.

October 1992. Metal detecting.
One Roman dolphin brooch.
One Early Saxon toilet implement.
?Roman armlet.
Roman/Middle Saxon pin head and shaft.
?Roman terminal in shape of hedgehog. * See below.
Polaroids of some of above items in file; also of 'Roman probe' and 'Middle Saxon terminal' (no details received) from NCM.
Also list of two Iron Age coins, twenty two Roman coins, one medieval and one post medieval coin, by same finder.
L. Brewster (KLM), 2 November 1992.

1992. Metal detecting.
Equal ended plate brooch ?? About 90 to 150 ?80 to 125.
Identified by D. Mackreth, 27 January 1993.
Henry VI Angel. See list in file and Polaroid.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 9 December 1992.
W. Milligan (NCM), 17 February 1993.

1992. In addition to above finds a late 15th century dagger guard (originally identified as Roman ferrule) with engraved lines, two rivets, tapering to a point. Compare to one from Swaffham NHER 29208. *See below.
W. Milligan (NCM), 17 February 1993.

1995, before 16 October. Metal detecting.
Three Roman coins.
Roman figurine fragment (S3), nail, steelyard weight.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 October 1995.

* This object has again been re-identified as an ?Iron Age moustache-shaped object, the function of which is unknown. Other examples are recorded at NHER 5235, NHER 16121, NHER 17600, NHER 29208, NHER 33872 and NHER 39265.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 22 September 2006.

See description in file and (S4) of BA or IA moustache-shaped object found in 1992.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 March 2009

September-October 2014. Metal-detecting. [2].
13 Roman coins.
1 medieval coin and buckles.
Post-medieval Jew's harp, button and a furniture fitting.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 November 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SURGICAL INSTRUMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 227 AD to 228 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 268 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 268 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 268 AD to 270 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 348 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1248 AD to 1250 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century - 1350 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century - 1350 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (16th Century to 18th Century - 1550 AD to 1800 AD)
  • BUTTON (16th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1800 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Seaby. Roman Coin Catalogue.. 1667.
<S3>Illustration: Rogerson, A. 1995. Sketch of a Roman figurine phallus.. Film. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Bronze Age/Iron Age unidentified object.. Film. 2:1.

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