Record Details

NHER Number:25784
Type of record:Monument
Name:Human remains and Iron Age coin


Human remains of unknown date were found during the construction of a new duck lake in 1990. A silver Iron Age coin was also found by a metal detectorist, one of a number reputed to have been found at this site, perhaps from a hoard.

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Map Sheet:TL78NW

Full description

6 and 7 July 1990. [1]
Human skeletal remains, including skull, reported by Downham Market police.
Iron Age silver coin reported by landowner. Identified as boar/horse B. Weight 1.01 grammes. Apparently one of many (more than 20?) found by unknown detectors. Hoard? Nothing visible at time of visit.
Coin donated to NCM.
To be photographed.
D. Gurney (NLA) 9 July 1990.

25 July 1990.
Report by anonymous local resident that two complete skeletons had been uncovered in last few days and quickly reburied by owner.
Information to resident said to be from owner.
Site now flooded so in circumstances no action taken.
D. Gurney (NLA) 25 July 1990.

(S1) in file.

28 February 1991.
Icenian silver coin declared not Treasure Trove at inquest in King's Lynn.
Donated to NCM by finder (June 1991).
D. Gurney (NLA) 28 February 1991

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Unknown date)
  • INHUMATION (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1991. Iceni silver coin verdict. 5 March.

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